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Terms and Conditions of Sale

Payment Policy

Unless otherwise stated on the invoice, all payments should be made within 14 days.
Accreditation visits will only be organized if the payment of the accreditation fee and all other open invoices is received (policy valid from 2020 onwards).
Attendance to events will only be granted if fees are fully paid.
Banking costs are beared by the one who makes the payment. Consequently, for outgoing payments, ECBE will bear the banking costs.

Terms and Conditions of Sale

IDENTIFICATION
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale apply to all customers of ECBE aisbl, an “Association International sans But Lucratif”, incorporated under Belgian Law, with registered office in Belgium, 1050 Brussels, Avenue Louise 65, and with registration number BE 0543.364.504, hereinafter referred to as the "Seller".
"Buyer" means any entity that purchases Deliveries from Seller.
APPLICABILITY OF THESE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale apply to all Deliveries by Seller, including, but not limited to, accreditation evaluation services and membership fees, and are applicable unless otherwise agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller, and exclude the Buyer's terms and conditions of purchase. In the absence of such written agreement between Buyer and Seller (1) these General Conditions of Sale shall not be affected; (2) no amendments may be made to these General Terms and Conditions of Sale or to Seller's quotations; (3) Buyer fully and definitively waives any clauses of its terms and conditions of purchase that would conflict with these General Terms and Conditions of Sale.
VALIDITY OF PURCHASE ORDERS
Purchase orders, those sent directly to Seller as well as the ones transmitted to one of Seller's agents, are valid and binding to Buyer and Seller from the time they are accepted in writing (including by email) by Seller.
Some invoices, especially those related to membership fees, do not require individual purchase orders, but are sent annually, unless Buyer has expressed the wish to end the service or membership, according to the procedures, Bye-Laws and Statutes of Seller, published on Seller’s website www.ecbe.eu.
PROPERTY RIGHTS
Seller reserves the right to claim ownership of all Deliveries until full payment of all invoices relating thereto. Buyer shall not use the Deliveries in any way until paid in full. Regarding the delivery of services, the uses of these services are limited to the applications as mentioned in the offer or on the invoice. Unless otherwise specified in writing, the intellectual property of all Deliveries remains with the Seller.
PAYMENT
All payments shall be made in accordance with, in order and if available: (1) a contract between Buyer and Seller which governs the Deliveries; (2) for members of Seller: The Statutes, the Bye-Laws, the procedures published on Seller’s website www.ecbe.eu (3) the conditions mentioned in the order acceptance by Seller; (4) the quotation and (5) the clauses stated on the invoice.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all amounts are payable in Brussels, Belgium. All banking costs outside Belgium shall be borne by the Buyer. If there is a delay in the payment of one invoice, all outstanding invoices will become payable with immediate effect.
To the extent that the outstanding amounts have not been paid on the due date, the Belgian Law of 2 August 2002, as amended by the Law of 10 December 2013, on combating late payment, shall apply. This means that, when invoices are not fully paid on the due date the open amount will be increased by (1) 10% of the amount of the invoice with a minimum of 40€, (2) an annual interest rate of 10% per year, calculated pro rata, and (3) all costs made by Seller to force Buyer to pay the Deliveries according to the provisions made in these Terms and Conditions of Sale, including all legal cost.
APPLICABLE REGULATIONS
If Buyer is a Member, a former Member, or a Candidate Member of Seller, Seller’s Statutes, Bye-Laws, and procedures as published on Seller’s website www.ecbe.eu are applicable.
APPLICABLE LAW
Any dispute arising between the Parties that cannot be solved by negotiation or, if applicable, by submitting it to the Committee of Appeal organized by Seller, shall be submitted only to the jurisdiction of the courts of Brussels, Belgium. Belgian Law is applicable to these General Terms and Conditions of Sale and to transactions between the Buyer and the Seller. All disputes will be discussed and pleaded in English.
Even if the Deliveries are transported by Seller to Buyer outside Belgium, or if delivery is made locally or remotely, in particular by electronic communication, the Parties will assume that delivery has taken place in Belgium.
MORE INFORMATION
More information can be found on the website of Seller, especially, but not limited to, using the links mentioned below.
https://www.ecbe.eu/index.php/organization/terms-and-conditions-of-sale
https://www.ecbe.eu/index.php/organization/bye-laws
https://www.ecbe.eu/index.php/organization/statutes
https://www.ecbe.eu/index.php/contact/ecbe-administrative-data

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