GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. Applicability

 

The general terms and conditions of sale are applicable to the whole range of pre-contractual and contractual dealings between  parties, notwithstanding any other instructions that might appear on order forms or other documents from the buyer. Deviations can only be accepted with written consent.

 

2. Offers

 

Every offer binds the seller for a period of 90 days. After this period the seller reserves the right not to accept the order or to modify the conditions.

 

3. The client acknowledges the contents of the document, concerning directive 96/74 related to the definition of the abbreviations used for the composition of material in garments, which he has signed and approved,.

 

4. Final delivery date.

Given final delivery dates are only indicative and approximate. Time limits can be lengthened without giving right to termination of the contract, refusal of the goods or damages. The transport of the goods is always at the buyer's own risk, even when there is no charge for delivery.

 

5. Reservation of Ownership

 

ALSICO nv reserves the right of ownership on all the goods that it delivers until  the moment that all payments have been made, notwithstanding, the decision of article 1583 (Belgian Law Book).

 

6. Intellectual Ownership and Confidentiality

 

6.1. Unless otherwise stated in the contract, ALSICO nv remains the owner of all the rights of intellectual ownership on all works developed by them for the client (among which are included but not limited to concepts, sketches, drawings, designs, images, and reference thereto in the goods). The delivery of the goods does not extend to transfer of rights of intellectual ownership.

 

6.2. All concepts, sketches, drawings, designs, images, etc. provided by ALSICO nv are exclusively destined for use in the making of goods by ALSICO nv and may not be duplicated, made public or brought to the knowledge of third parties without the prior permission of ALSICO nv. These materials, along with any other information provided by ALSICO nv must be regarded as confidential (business secret) and may only be used for the services of ALSICO nv.

 

6.3. The intellectual rights of ownership on all the material that the client provides to ALSICO nv within the framework of pre-contractual and contractual dealings (e.g. Logos), remains the client’s property or from the third party from whom the client has received permission to build ALSICO nv materials. The client extends the right to ALSICO nv to use these materials for the benefit of presenting an offer and manufacturing the goods. The client guarantees that the materials made available by him will not infringe on the rights of third parties and that he is legally obliged to make these materials available to ALSICO nv The client also fully safeguards ALSICO nv from any demands and claims for damages related to third parties, and safeguards ALSICO nv equally against any subsequent costs that the client may have accumulated in relation to those demands and claims.

 

7. Complaints and returning of goods.

 

 If there are any visible shortages, the buyer should submit a written complaint within 8 days of reception of the goods. Complaints received after an item has been used will not be accepted. In the case of hidden shortages, the buyer should at the risk of forfeiting his rights, inform the seller in writing within 8 days of noticing the shortage. Without written consent from the seller, the goods may not be returned and such consent shall in no circumstances apply. If the buyer wishes to return goods for which no shortages were observed, the goods will only be returned with permission of the seller, and this, exclusively if the item has not been used and is still in its original packing and still stocked by the seller. Only in these circumstances will the seller issue a credit note to the value of 90% of the  initial invoice.

 

8. Payment.

 

Unless stated otherwise in the contract, invoices are payable on delivery. If one of the invoices is not settled by the last due date of payment, it will be demanded by operation of law and without notice of default, just as any other debt claims, even those that have not yet reached their last payment date. In the case of late payments the invoice amount will, by operation of law and without prior notice of default, be increased by 1% interest on a monthly basis. The seller reserves the right to raise the invoice amount by 10% with a minimum of 130€ in compensation for incurred expenses.

 

9. Circumstances beyond one's control

 

All cases of circumstances beyond one's control automatically put an end to the obligations of the seller and relieve him of all responsibility for all kind of damages.

 

10.Competent Court

 

Any disagreement concerning the present contract is to be brought exclusively before the 'Rechtbank van Koophandel' (Commercial Court) in Oudenaarde.

 

11. Company address

 

Alsico nv

Zonnestraat 223

B-9600 Ronse

Belgium

 

Tel +32 55 23 71 71

Fax +32 55 23 71 79

 

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