Terms & Conditions
Last updated: may 2019.
These are our General Terms and Conditions. These General Terms and Conditions always apply when you use our Website or place an order through our Website, and they contain important information for you as a buyer. Please read them carefully. We also recommend that you save or print these General Terms and Conditions so that you can consult them at a later time.
Article 1. Definitions
1.1. CarmenMattijssen: based in Arnhem and registered with the Chamber of Commerce under file number 69566461, trading as CarmenMattijssen.
1.2. Website: the Website of CarmenMattijssen, to be found on Chouetteclub.com and all of its subdomains.
1.3. Customer: the natural person or corporation who enters into an agreement with CarmenMattijssen and/or is registered on the Website.
1.4. Agreement: any arrangement or agreement between CarmenMattijssen and Customer of which the General Terms and Conditions are an integral part.
1.5. General Terms and Conditions: these General Terms and Conditions.
Article 2. Applicability of the General Terms and Conditions
2.1. The General Terms and Conditions apply to all offers, agreements and deliveries of CarmenMattijssen, unless explicitly agreed otherwise in writing.
2.2. If Customer in his order, confirmation or any other communication alleging acceptance of the General Terms and Provisions includes any provisions that differ from, or are not included in the General Terms and Conditions, such provisions will only be binding upon CarmenMattijssen if and in so far as CarmenMattijssen has accepted them in writing.
2.3. In cases where specific product or service-related terms and conditions apply in addition to these general terms and conditions, Customer can always invoke the applicable condition that is most favorable to him in the event of incompatible general terms and conditions.
Article 3. Prices and information
3.1. All prices posted on the Website and in other materials originating from CarmenMattijssen include taxes and other levies imposed by the government, unless stated otherwise on the website.
If shipping costs are charged, these will be clearly stated in good time before the contract is concluded. These costs will also be displayed separately in the ordering process.
3.2. The content of the Website is composed with the greatest care. CarmenMattijssen cannot, however, guarantee that all information on the Website is correct and complete at all times. All prices and other information posted on the Website and in other materials originating from CarmenMattijssen are subject to obvious programming and typing errors.
3.3. CarmenMattijssen cannot be held responsible for deviations in colour that result from the quality of the colours displayed on the screen.
Article 4. Conclusion of the Agreement
4.1. The Agreement will be deemed to be concluded at the moment Customer accepts the offer of CarmenMattijssen subject to the conditions laid down by CarmenMattijssen.
4.2. If Customer has accepted the offer by electronic means, CarmenMattijssen will confirm receipt of acceptance of the offer by electronic means without delay. Until such receipt of acceptance is confirmed, Customer will have the possibility to terminate the Agreement.
4.3. If it is found that, in accepting or otherwise entering into the Agreement, Customerhas provided incorrect data, CarmenMattijssen will have the right to postpone the Agreement until the correct data is received.
Article 5. Registration
5.1. To make optimal use of the Website, Consumer can register using the registration form/the account sign-in option on the Website.
5.2. During the registration process, Consumer will be asked to choose a user name and password with which he can log on to the Website. Consumer alone is responsible for choosing a sufficiently reliable password.
5.3. Consumer must keep its login credentials, user name and password strictly confidential. CarmenMattijssen cannot be held liable for any misuse of the login credentials and is always entitled to assume that Consumer who logs on to the Website is the party that it professes to be. Consumer is responsible for and bears the full risk of any and all actions and transactions performed via Consumer’s account.
5.4. If Consumer knows or has reason to suspect that its login details have become available to unauthorised parties, it will be required to change its password as soon as possible and/or to notify CarmenMattijssen accordingly so as to allow CarmenMattijssen to take appropriate measures.
Article 6. Execution of the Agreement
6.1. As soon as CarmenMattijssen has received the order, it will send the products to Consumer without delay and with due regard for the provisions of paragraph 3 of this article.
6.2. CarmenMattijssen is authorised to engage third parties in the fulfilment of its obligations under the Agreement.
6.3. In principle, the delivery term is 30 days. Delivery may be effected in various ways, at the discretion of CarmenMattijssen.
6.4. If CarmenMattijssen is unable to deliver the products within the agreed term, it will notify Consumer accordingly. In that case Consumer can decide either to agree to a new delivery date or to terminate the Agreement without incurring any costs.
6.5. CarmenMattijssen advises Consumer to inspect the products upon delivery and to report any defects within an appropriate period, preferably in writing or by email. For further details, see the article about guarantee and conformity.
6.6. The risks associated with the products will transfer to Consumer as soon as the products are delivered at the agreed delivery address.
6.7. If the ordered product can no longer be supplied, CarmenMattijssen is entitled to deliver a product which is comparable in nature and quality to the ordered product. In that case, Consumer will have the right to terminate the Agreement without incurring any costs and to return the product free of charge.
Article 7. Right of withdrawal/return
7.1. This article only applies if Consumer is a natural person who is not acting in his or her professional or commercial capacity. Business Consumers therefore have no right of withdrawal.
7.2. Consumer will have the right to dissolve the distance Agreement with CarmenMattijssen within 14 days after receiving the product, free of charge and without stating reasons.
7.3. The term commences on the day after the product was received by the consumer, or a third party designated by the consumer, who is not the transporting party, or:
- if the delivery of a product involves different deliveries or parts: the day on which Consumer, or a third party designated by Consumer, received the last delivery or the last part;
- with contracts for the regular delivery of products during a given period: the day on which Consumer, or a third party designated by Consumer, received the last product;
- if Consumer has ordered several products: the day on which Consumer, or a third party designated by Consumer, received the last product.
7.4. Only the direct costs incurred for the return shipment are for Consumer’s account. This means that Consumer will have to pay the costs of returning the product. Any shipping costs paid by Consumer and the purchase price paid for the product will be refunded to Consumer if the entire order is returned.
7.5. During the withdrawal period referred to in paragraph 1, Consumer will treat the product and its packaging with the utmost care. Consumer may not open the packaging or use the product unless this is necessary in order to determine the nature of the products, their features and their operation.
7.6. Consumer is only liable for the product’s devaluation that is a consequence of his handling the product other than as permitted.
7.7. Consumer can terminate the Agreement in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article by reporting the withdrawal (digital or in other form) to CarmenMattijssen, within the withdrawal period, by means of the model form for right of withdrawal or in some other unequivocal way. If CarmenMattijssen makes it possible for Consumer to declare his withdrawal via electronic/digital means, then after receiving such a declaration, CarmenMattijssen sends immediate confirmation of receipt.
7.8. As quickly as possible, but no later than 14 days after the day of reporting as referred to in paragraph 1, Consumer shall return the product, or hand it over to (a representative of) CarmenMattijssen. Consumer can send the product directly to CarmenMattijssen without a notice of withdrawal in advance within the period as mentioned in paragraph 1. Consumer must, in this case, include a written notice of withdrawal, such as the model form.
Products can be returned to the following address:
Kea Boumanstraat 43
6833 LJ, Arnhem
7.9. Any amounts already paid by Consumer (in advance) will be refunded to Consumer as soon as possible, and in any case within 14 days after dissolution of the Agreement. If Consumer chose an expensive method of delivery in preference to the cheapest standard delivery, CarmenMattijssen does not have to refund the additional costs of the more expensive method. Except in cases in which CarmenMattijssen has offered to retrieve the product himself, he can postpone refunding until he has received the product or until Consumer proves he has returned the product, depending on which occurs earlier.
7.10. Information about the applicability or non-applicability of a right of withdrawal and any required procedure will be posted clearly on the Website, well before the Agreement is concluded.
Article 8. Payment
8.1. Customer shall pay the amounts due to CarmenMattijssen in accordance with the ordering procedure and any payment methods indicated on the Website. CarmenMattijssen is free to offer any payment method of its choice and may change these methods at any time. In cases of payment after delivery Customer will be given a term of payment of 14 days entering on the day after delivery.
8.2. If Customer does not complete his payment obligation, he will be indebted the legal interest over the belated payment. CarmenMattijssen needs to remind Customer of the belated payment and CarmenMattijssen has to give Customer a term of 14 days to complete the payment obligation. After failing this 14 days term CarmenMattijssen is allowed to recover any extrajudicial debt collection costs on Customer. These debt collection costs are not higher than: 15% of the open payment with a maximum of € 2.500,-; 10% of the next € 2.500,- and 5% over the next € 5.000,- with a minimum of € 40,-. CarmenMattijssen is allowed to deviate from the named amounts and percentages in the advantages of Customer.
Article 9. Warranty and conformity
9.1. This article only applies if Consumer is a natural person who is not acting in his or her professional or commercial capacity. If CarmenMattijssen gives a separate warranty on the products then, without prejudice to the aforesaid, this applies to all types of Consumers.
9.2. CarmenMattijssen guarantees that the products are in conformity with the Agreement, the specifications stated in the offer, the reasonable requirements of reliability and/or usability and with the existing statutory provisions and/or government regulations that are in force from the date of entering into the Agreement. If specifically agreed, CarmenMattijssen also guarantees that the product is suitable for other than normal use.
9.3. If the delivered product is not in conformity with the Agreement, Consumer must inform CarmenMattijssen within a reasonable period of time after he has discovered the defect.
9.4. If CarmenMattijssen deems the complaint to be correct, the faulty product(s) will be repaired, replaced or refunded in consultation with Consumer. The maximum amount of compensation is, having regard to the Article on liability, equal to the price paid by Consumer for the product.
Article 10. Complaints handling procedure
10.1. If Customer has any grievances in connection with a product (in accordance with the article on warranties and conformity) and/or about other aspects of CarmenMattijssen’s service, it can submit a complaint by telephone, by email or by post. See the contact details at the bottom of the General Terms and Conditions.
10.2. CarmenMattijssen will respond to the complaint as soon as possible, and in any case within 30 days after having received it. If it is not yet possible for CarmenMattijssen to formulate a substantive reaction to the complaint by that time, CarmenMattijssen will confirm receipt of the complaint within 30 days after having received it and give an indication of the term within which it expects to be able to give a substantive or definitive reaction to Customer’s complaint.
10.3. If Customer is a natural person who is not acting in his or her professional or commercial capacity, it can file a complaint through the European Online Dispute Resolution platform, available at: http://ec.europa.eu/odr/.
Article 11. Personal details
11.1. CarmenMattijssen will process the Consumer’s personal details in accordance with the privacy statement published on the Website.
Article 12. Final provisions
12.1. This agreement is governed by the laws of the country of establisment of the webshop.
12.2. Insofar as not dictated otherwise by mandatory law, any disputes ensuing from the Agreement will be submitted to the competent Dutch court in the district where CarmenMattijssen has its registered office.
12.3. If any provision set out in these General Terms and Conditions should prove to be void, this will not affect the validity of the General Terms and Conditions as a whole. In that case, the Parties will lay down one or more new provisions in replacement which will reflect the original provision as much as is possible under the law.
12.4. The term ‘written’ in these General Terms and Conditions also refers to communication by email and fax, provided that the sender’s identity and the integrity of the email message have been sufficiently established.
Should you have any questions, complaints or comments after reading these General Terms and Conditions, please contact us by email or letter.
Kea Boumanstraat 43
6833 LJ, Arnhem
Chamber of Commerce 69566461