Terms and Conditions
Article 1 – Definitions.
In these terms and conditions, the following definitions apply:
Grace period: the period within which the consumer can exercise his right of withdrawal; Read all about grace period
Consumer: the natural person not acting in the exercise of profession or business and enters into a distance contract with the entrepreneur;
Duration transaction: a distance contract relating to a series of products and/or services, the delivery and/or purchase obligation of which is spread over time;
Durable medium: any means that enables the consumer or entrepreneur to store information addressed to him personally in a way that allows future consultation and unaltered reproduction of the stored information.
Right of withdrawal: the possibility for the consumer to waive the distance contract within the cooling-off period;
Model form: the model form for withdrawal made available by the entrepreneur which a consumer can fill in when he wants to exercise his right of withdrawal.
Entrepreneur: the natural or legal person who offers distance products and/or services to consumers;
Distance contract: an agreement whereby, within the framework of a system organized by the entrepreneur for distance selling of products and/or services, up to and including the conclusion of the agreement, exclusive use is made of one or more techniques for distance communication;
Technique for distance communication: means that can be used for concluding an agreement, without the consumer and entrepreneur having come together in the same room at the same time.
General Terms and Conditions: the present General Terms and Conditions of Copara.
Article 2 – Identity of the entrepreneur
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Article 3 – Applicability
These general conditions apply to every offer of the entrepreneur and to every distance contract and order concluded between entrepreneur and consumer.
Before the distance contract is concluded, the text of these general conditions will be made available to the consumer. If this is not reasonably possible, before the remote agreement is concluded, it will be indicated that the general terms and conditions can be viewed at the entrepreneur and they will be sent free of charge as soon as possible at the consumer’s request.
If the distance contract is concluded electronically, notwithstanding the preceding paragraph and before the distance contract is concluded, the text of these general conditions will be made available to the consumer electronically in such a way that it can be stored by the consumer in a simple manner on a durable data carrier. If this is not reasonably possible, before the distance contract is concluded, it will be indicated where the general terms and conditions can be inspected electronically and that, at the consumer’s request, they will be sent electronically or otherwise free of charge.
In the event that specific product or service conditions apply in addition to these general conditions, the second and third paragraphs shall apply mutatis mutandis and in the event of conflicting general conditions, the consumer may always rely on the applicable provision that is most favorable to him .
If one or more provisions in these general conditions at any time wholly or partially void or destroyed, then the agreement and these conditions for the rest remain in force and the provision concerned will be replaced by mutual agreement immediately by a provision that the scope of the original as closely as possible.
Situations not provided for in these general terms and conditions should be assessed ‘in the spirit’ of these general terms and conditions.
Uncertainties about the interpretation or content of one or more provisions of our terms and conditions must be interpreted ‘in the spirit’ of these general terms and conditions.
Article 4 – The offer
- If an offer has a limited period of validity or is made subject to conditions, this will be expressly stated in the offer.
- The offer is without obligation. The entrepreneur is entitled to change and adapt the offer.
- The offer contains a complete and accurate description of the products and/or services offered. The description is sufficiently detailed to enable a good assessment of the offer by the consumer. If the entrepreneur uses images, these are a true representation of the products and/or services offered. Obvious mistakes or errors in the offer do not bind the entrepreneur.
- All images and specifications in the offer are indicative and cannot give rise to compensation or termination of the agreement.
- Images of products are a true representation of the products offered. The entrepreneur cannot guarantee that the colors displayed correspond exactly to the real colors of the products.
- Each offer contains such information that it is clear to the consumer what the rights and obligations are associated with accepting the offer. This concerns in particular:
- the price including taxes;
- any shipping costs;
- the manner in which the agreement will be concluded and what actions are required for this;
- whether or not the right of withdrawal applies;
- the method of payment, delivery and execution of the agreement;
- the period for acceptance of the offer, or the period within which the entrepreneur guarantees the price;
- the amount of the rate for distance communication if the costs of using the technology for distance communication are calculated on a different basis than the regular basic rate for the means of communication used;
- whether the agreement is archived after its conclusion, and if so, where it can be consulted by the consumer;
- the way in which the consumer, before concluding the agreement, can check the data provided by him in the context of the agreement and, if desired, restore it;
- any other languages in which, in addition to Dutch, the agreement can be concluded;
- the codes of conduct to which the entrepreneur has submitted and the way in which the consumer can consult these codes of conduct electronically; and
- the minimum duration of the distance contract in the case of a long-term transaction.
Article 5 – The agreement
- The agreement is concluded, subject to the provisions of paragraph 4, at the moment of acceptance by the consumer of the offer and compliance with the conditions set.
- If the consumer has accepted the offer electronically, the entrepreneur will immediately confirm receipt of the acceptance of the offer electronically. As long as the agreement of this acceptance has not been confirmed by the entrepreneur, the consumer can terminate the agreement.
- If the agreement is concluded electronically, the entrepreneur will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure the electronic transfer of data and ensure a secure web environment. If the consumer can pay electronically, the entrepreneur will take appropriate security measures.
- the requirements for terminating the agreement if the agreement has a duration of more than one year or is of indefinite duration. The entrepreneur can – within legal frameworks – inform himself whether the consumer can meet his payment obligations, as well as all those facts and factors that are important for a responsible conclusion of the distance contract. If, based on this investigation, the entrepreneur has good reasons not to enter into the agreement, he is entitled to refuse an order or request with reasons or to attach special conditions to the execution. The entrepreneur will send the following information to the consumer with the product or service, in writing or in such a way that it can be stored by the consumer in an accessible manner on a durable data carrier:
- the visiting address of the entrepreneur’s branch where the consumer can go with complaints;
- the conditions under which and the manner in which the consumer can exercise the right of withdrawal, or a clear statement regarding the exclusion of the right of withdrawal;
- the information about warranties and existing after-sales service;
- the information included in Article 4, paragraph 3 of these conditions, unless the entrepreneur has already provided this information to the consumer before the execution of the agreement;
- In the case of a duration transaction, the provision in the previous paragraph only applies to the first delivery.
- Every agreement is entered into under the conditions precedent of sufficient availability of the products in question.
Article 6 – Right of withdrawal
When delivering products:
- When purchasing products, the consumer has the option to terminate the agreement without giving reasons within 14 days. This reflection period commences on the day after receipt of the product by the consumer or a representative designated in advance by the consumer and made known to the entrepreneur.
- During the cooling-off period, the consumer will handle the product and packaging with care. He will only unpack or use the product to the extent necessary to assess whether he wishes to keep the product. If he exercises his right of withdrawal, he will return the product to the entrepreneur with all accessories supplied and – if reasonably possible – in the original condition and packaging, in accordance with the reasonable and clear instructions provided by the entrepreneur.
- If the consumer wishes to exercise his right of withdrawal, he is obliged to inform the entrepreneur of this within 14 days of receipt of the product. The consumer must make this known using the model form or by means of another means of communication such as by e-mail. After the consumer has indicated that he wishes to exercise his right of withdrawal, the customer must return the product within 14 days. The consumer must prove that the delivered goods have been returned on time, for example by means of proof of shipment.
- If, after the expiry of the periods referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3, the customer has not indicated that he wishes to exercise his right of withdrawal or has not returned the product to the entrepreneur, the purchase is a fact.
Article 7 – Costs in case of withdrawal
- If the consumer exercises his right of withdrawal, a maximum of the costs of return will be borne by him.
- If the consumer has paid an amount, the entrepreneur will refund this amount as soon as possible, but no later than within 14 days after cancellation. This is subject to the condition that the product has already been received back by the online retailer or that conclusive proof of complete return can be provided. Refunds will be made via the same payment method used by the consumer unless the consumer expressly consents to another payment method.
- If the product is damaged due to careless handling by the consumer himself, the consumer is liable for any reduction in value of the product.
- The consumer cannot be held liable for depreciation of the product if the entrepreneur has not provided all legally required information about the right of withdrawal, this must be done before concluding the purchase agreement.
Article 8 – Exclusion of right of withdrawal
- The entrepreneur can exclude the consumer’s right of withdrawal for products as described in paragraphs 2 and 3. The exclusion of the right of withdrawal only applies if the entrepreneur has clearly stated this in the offer, at least in time before concluding the agreement.
- Exclusion of the right of withdrawal is only possible for products:
- that have been created by the entrepreneur in accordance with the consumer’s specifications;
- that are clearly personal in nature;
- which by their nature cannot be returned;
- that can spoil or age quickly;
- the price of which is subject to fluctuations in the financial market over which the entrepreneur has no influence;
- for individual newspapers and magazines;
- for audio and video recordings and computer software of which the consumer has broken the seal;
- for hygienic products of which the consumer has broken the seal
Article 9 – The price
- During the period of validity stated in the offer, the prices of the products and/or services offered will not be increased, except for price changes as a result of changes in VAT rates.
- Notwithstanding the previous paragraph, the entrepreneur may offer products or services with variable prices, the prices of which are subject to fluctuations in the financial market and over which the entrepreneur has no influence. This liability to fluctuations and the fact that any prices stated are target prices are stated in the offer.
- Price increases within 3 months after the conclusion of the agreement are only permitted if they are the result of legal regulations or provisions.
- The prices stated in the offer of products or services include VAT.
- All prices are subject to printing and typographical errors. No liability is accepted for the consequences of printing and typographical errors. In the event of printing and typographical errors, the entrepreneur is not obliged to deliver the product at the incorrect price.
Article 10 – Conformity and warranty
- The entrepreneur guarantees that the products and/or services comply with the agreement, the specifications stated in the offer, the reasonable requirements of reliability and/or usability and the legal provisions existing on the date of the conclusion of the agreement and /or government regulations. If agreed, the entrepreneur also guarantees that the product is suitable for other than normal use.
- A guarantee provided by the entrepreneur, manufacturer or importer does not affect the legal rights and claims that the consumer can assert against the entrepreneur under the agreement.
- Any defects or incorrectly delivered products must be reported to the entrepreneur in writing within 2 months of delivery. Products must be returned in the original packaging and in new condition.
- The entrepreneur’s warranty period corresponds to the manufacturer’s warranty period. However, the entrepreneur is never responsible for the ultimate suitability of the products for each individual application by the consumer, nor for any advice regarding the use or application of the products.
- The warranty does not apply if:
- the consumer has repaired and/or edited the delivered products himself or has had them repaired and/or edited by third parties;
- the delivered products have been exposed to abnormal conditions or have otherwise been treated carelessly or are contrary to the instructions of the entrepreneur and/or have been treated on the packaging;
- the defect is wholly or partly the result of regulations that the government has imposed or will impose with regard to the nature or quality of the materials used
Article 11 – Delivery and execution
- The entrepreneur will exercise the utmost care when receiving and executing orders for products and when assessing applications for the provision of services.
- The place of delivery is the address that the consumer has provided to the company.
- Taking into account what is stated in paragraph 4 of this article, the company will execute accepted orders expeditiously, but no later than within 30 days, unless the consumer has agreed to a longer delivery period. If delivery is delayed, or if an order cannot be fulfilled or can only be partially fulfilled, the consumer will be notified of this no later than 30 days after he has placed the order. In that case, the consumer has the right to terminate the agreement without costs. The consumer is not entitled to compensation.
- All delivery times are indicative. The consumer cannot derive any rights from any stated periods. Exceeding a term does not entitle the consumer to compensation.
- In the event of dissolution in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article, the entrepreneur will refund the amount paid by the consumer as soon as possible, but no later than within 14 days after dissolution.
- If delivery of an ordered product proves to be impossible, the entrepreneur will make every effort to make a replacement item available. No later than upon delivery, it will be stated in a clear and understandable manner that a replacement item will be delivered. For replacement items right of withdrawal can not be excluded. The costs of any return shipment are borne by the entrepreneur.
- The risk of damage and/or loss of products rests with the entrepreneur until the moment of delivery to the consumer or a representative designated in advance and made known to the entrepreneur, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
Article 12 – Duration transactions: duration, cancellation and extension
- The consumer can terminate an agreement that has been entered into for an indefinite period and that extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services at any time, taking into account the agreed cancellation rules and a notice period of no more than one month.
- The consumer can terminate an agreement that has been entered into for a fixed period and which extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services at any time towards the end of the fixed duration, taking into account the agreed cancellation rules and a notice period of at least maximum one month.
- cancel at any time and not be limited to cancellation at a certain time or in a certain period;
- the consumer can terminate the agreements referred to in the previous paragraphs:
- at least cancel in the same manner as they were entered into by him;
- always cancel with the same notice period as the entrepreneur has agreed for himself.
- An agreement that has been entered into for a specific period and that extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services may not be tacitly extended or renewed for a specific period.
- Notwithstanding the previous paragraph, an agreement that has been entered into for a fixed period and which extends to the regular delivery of daily news and weekly newspapers and magazines may be tacitly extended for a fixed period of up to three months, if the consumer refuses to accept this extended agreement. may terminate the extension with a notice period of no more than one month.
- An agreement that has been entered into for a definite period and that extends to the regular delivery of products or services may only be tacitly extended for an indefinite period if the consumer may cancel at any time with a notice period of no more than one month and a notice period of no more than three months if the agreement extends to the regular, but less than once a month, delivery of daily, news and weekly newspapers and magazines.
- A limited-term agreement for the regular delivery of daily, news and weekly newspapers and magazines for introductory purposes (trial or introductory subscription) is not tacitly continued and ends automatically after the trial or introductory period.
- If an agreement has a duration of more than one year, the consumer may terminate the agreement at any time after one year with a notice period of no more than one month, unless reasonableness and fairness oppose termination before the end of the agreed duration.
Article 13 – Payment
- Unless otherwise agreed, the amounts owed by the consumer must be paid within 7 working days after the commencement of the reflection period referred to in Article 6, paragraph 1. In the case of an agreement to provide a service, this period commences after the consumer has received confirmation of the agreement.
- The consumer has the obligation to immediately report any inaccuracies in payment details provided or stated to the entrepreneur.
- In the event of non-payment by the consumer, the entrepreneur has the right, subject to legal restrictions, to charge the reasonable costs communicated to the consumer in advance.
Article 14 – Complaints procedure
- The entrepreneur has a sufficiently publicized complaints procedure and handles the complaint in accordance with this complaints procedure.
- Complaints about the implementation of the agreement must be submitted fully and clearly described to the entrepreneur within 2 months after the consumer has discovered the defects.
- Complaints submitted to the entrepreneur will be answered within a period of 14 days from the date of receipt. If a complaint requires a foreseeably longer processing time, the entrepreneur will respond within 14 days with an acknowledgment of receipt and an indication of when the consumer can expect a more detailed answer.
- If the complaint cannot be resolved by mutual agreement, a dispute arises that is subject to the dispute settlement procedure.
- In case of complaints, a consumer must first contact the entrepreneur. If the online store is affiliated with the WebwinkelKeur Foundation and for complaints that cannot be resolved by mutual agreement, the consumer must contact the WebwinkelKeur Foundation (www.webwinkelkeur.nl), he will mediate for free. Check whether this online store has a current membership viahttps://www.webwinkelkeur.nl/ledenlijst/. If a solution is not yet found, the consumer has the option to have his complaint handled by the independent dispute committee appointed by Stichting WebwinkelKeur, the decision of which is binding and both the entrepreneur and the consumer agree to this binding decision. Submitting a dispute to this dispute committee involves costs that must be paid by the consumer to the relevant committee. It is also possible to register complaints via the European ODR platform (http://ec.europa.eu/odr).
- A complaint does not suspend the obligations of the entrepreneur, unless the entrepreneur indicates otherwise in writing.
- If a complaint is found to be justified by the entrepreneur, the entrepreneur will, at his option, replace or repair the delivered products free of charge.
Article 15 – Disputes
- Agreements between the entrepreneur and the consumer to which these general terms and conditions apply are exclusively governed by Dutch law. Even if the consumer lives abroad.
- The Vienna Sales Convention does not apply.
Article 16 – Additional or deviating provisions
Additional or deviating provisions from these general terms and conditions may not be to the detriment of the consumer and must be recorded in writing or in such a way that they can be stored by the consumer in an accessible manner on a durable data carrier.