General conditions

  1. The present general conditions are applicable to all the contracts of sale into which we enter.  These conditions shall always be deemed to have been formally and explicitly agreed to by the client.

  2. No departure from the present general conditions of sale may be asserted against us without our prior written agreement.

  3. Delivery dates are notified for purposes of information only.  The deadlines specified are only approximate and are not rigid.  Delays shall not, under any circumstances, give rise to cancellation of the order or to a claim for damages, unless express stipulations to the contrary are agreed by us in writing.  Delivery periods only commence when we have entered into possession of all necessary information.  Proposed delivery deadlines may be cancelled or postponed by us in the event of non-payment at due date in respect of another supply of goods.

  4. Unless stipulated to the contrary and in writing, our invoices are payable in cash.

  5. Any sum remaining unpaid at the due date shall bear, without further consideration and format notice, interest at the rate applied by the Banque Nationale de Belgique (National Bank of Belgium) at the time the invoice was issued, to current account advances against government securities, increased by 2 %.

  6. In the event of the non-payment of an invoice at its due date, we reserve the right to increase the amount of the invoice by 10 %, with a minimum increase of 50 €.

  7. Failure to pay one invoice only, at its due date, renders payable, without further consideration, the balance of all other invoices, including which are not yet due for payment. 

  8. In the event of the purchaser failing to fulfill his obligations, the transaction will be terminated without further consideration and formal notice, without prejudice to our rights to all damages and interests.  The vendor’s intentions will be sufficiently demonstrated by the sending of a registered letter.

  9. The vendor retains ownership of the goods until full payment has been made.  Risks are chargeable to the purchaser.  Down payments will be retained by the vendor to cover possible losses on resale.

  10. The mere fact of drawing and/or accepting bills of exchange of other negotiable instruments shall not bring about any substitution of the debt, nor any dispensation from the present conditions of sale.

  11. In the event of dispute, the Courts of Louvain or the Courts of the purchaser’s place of domicile, at the vendor’s discretion, shall alone be competent.

  12. Payments made to third parties will not be recognized.

  13. We formally refuse to accept any liability in respect of damage caused to persons or things as a result of a defect in any of our supplies of goods.

  14. To be valid, complaints about the goods must be made within eight days of the goods being received.

  15. The mere fact that he or she has submitted a complaint does not permit the purchaser to defer or refuse to make payment upon the due date specified.