General terms and conditions of Big Machinery B.V
Article 1: Scope
These general terms and conditions apply to all offers by and agreements between Big Machinery and customers, hereinafter referred to as the counterparty, which concern the delivery of goods.
Big Machinery expressly rejects the applicability of any general terms and conditions of the counterparty. The general terms and conditions of Big Machinery will prevail in the event of a conflict. If the court determines that one or more provisions of these general terms and conditions is unreasonably onerous, the corresponding provision will be interpreted in the context of the other provisions of this agreement in such a way that the provision may be reasonably invoked by Big Machinery against the counterparty. If the court decides that one or more provisions from these general terms and conditions is unreasonably onerous, it will not affect the effectiveness of the other provisions.
If Big Machinery uses a non-Dutch version of these general terms and conditions and there are differences between the Dutch version and the non-Dutch version, only the Dutch version will be binding.
Article 2: Establishment of the agreement
All offers are non-binding, unless otherwise indicated in writing. Agreements will be established when we send a written or electronic confirmation of the agreements or start with the implementation of the agreement after acceptance of our offer or any (partial) payment.
Article 3: Price
All our proposals are open for a maximum of 3 days, unless this period is deviated from in writing. All prices indicated therein exclude VAT and are in Euro (unless another currency has been indicated) and are nonbinding in case of an interim increase in cost-determining factors.
Article 4: Delivery and period
Delivery of goods occurs ex-factory Big Machinery in Velddriel, unless another delivery condition has been agreed on, in which case the sales price will be increased with any additional costs incurred by Big Machinery.
If delivery elsewhere has been agreed on, the counterparty must ensure that the delivery location is easily accessible.
Agreed delivery terms are never deadlines and are indicative only.
The delivery period will start after the counterparty has fulfilled all its obligations.
If delivery fails to take place due to a circumstance not attributable to Big Machinery, the risk of the to be delivered good will transfer to the counterparty from the moment this circumstance arises.
If delivery fails to take place due to a circumstance attributable to Big Machinery, the counterparty must send a written notice of default to Big Machinery stating a reasonable period before it is entitled to dissolve the agreement, without the counterparty being entitled to terminate the agreement.
Article 5: Force majeure
If the agreement cannot be implemented due to force majeure (non-attributable shortcoming) as defined below, Big Machinery has the right to declare the agreement dissolved without being required to pay any compensation, retaining the right to payment to the extent the agreement has already been implemented.
Force majeure means any circumstance outside of the control of Big Machinery which permanently or temporarily prevents Big Machinery from fulfilling its obligations pursuant to the agreement. Force majeure is in any case (but not exclusively) strikes, sit-ins, import and export restrictions, government measures, (threat of) war, riot, terrorism, debarment, stagnation in the delivery of goods, fire, water damage and exceptional weather.
Article 6: Payment
Unless otherwise agreed, payments must be made within three days after the invoice date. Big Machinery is entitled to request one or more advances for the payment of invoices.
In the event of late payment, the counterparty will be legally in default after expiry of the payment period specified above, without notice of default being required. The counterparty will in that case owe Big Machinery a default interest of 1% per month (or part of a month) from the due date.
If the counterparty fails to completely, timely or properly fulfil one of more of its obligations under the corresponding agreement(s), it will owe Big Machinery the (to be) incurred costs to determine the liability and recovery of the claim, which (extra) judicial costs will be set at 15% of the principal amount with a minimum of €2,500, without prejudice to the right to full compensation. The counterparty will pay the costs at the first request of Big Machinery. The counterparty will never be entitled to settle its debt with a counterclaim on Big Machinery or to suspend its obligations.
Article 7: Reservation of ownership
The ownership of the goods delivered by Big Machinery will transfer to the counterparty if all amounts claimable by Big Machinery from the counterparty have been fully paid, even if these arise from other deliveries and/or damage. Until the moment of the transfer of ownership, disposal or encumbrance of the goods are forbidden, as well as providing them as security to third parties. This provision is effective in accordance with property law.
Article 8: Complaints
Any claims related to invoices must be submitted in writing to Big Machinery within fourteen days of the invoice date on pain of forfeiture.
Goods will be delivered without any warranties (“as is”), unless expressly agreed otherwise in writing.
Complaints related to the quality of the goods delivered for sale, to the extent an express written warranty has been given, will only be accepted by Big Machinery if they have been submitted in writing within five days after they have been found or reasonably should have been found by the counterparty, on pain of forfeiture of such right. Any provided warranty will only be applicable after full payment of the invoice of Big Machinery.
Article 9: Suspension and termination
If the counterparty fails to completely, timely or properly fulfil any of its obligations towards Big Machinery pursuant to the agreement, Big Machinery has the right to terminate the agreement if the other party fails to fulfil its obligations within 14 days after being summoned thereto. Big Machinery is entitled to keep any paid advances, partly to cover any incurred losses due to a loss of interest, storage costs and/or margin loss or loss of profits, without prejudice to its right to full compensation if this is higher than the kept advance. Big Machinery will arrange the storage of goods for the risk and account of the counterparty. The storage costs will amount to a minimum of €250 per week per machine.
Article 10: Liability
Big Machinery is not liable for damages (direct or indirect) of the counterparty arising from the agreement or the delivered good, unless there is intent or deliberate recklessness. If and insofar notwithstanding any court ruling on liability of Big Machinery, the scope of the liability will always be limited to the amount of the involved transaction, or, if this is lower, to the amount paid by the liability insurer of Big Machinery. The liability of Big Machinery expires one year after delivery.
The counterparty indemnifies Big Machinery for all (damage) claims of third parties related to the goods delivered by Big Machinery to the counterparty, for example, but not exclusively, in relation to official reports related to traffic or working conditions legislation or arising costs. Use of machines without CE certification in Europe is at your own risk.
Article 11: Dispute resolution / Competent court
Only Dutch law applies to disputes about our offers and concluded agreements. Only the court of first instance in Arnhem will be competent to hear the abovementioned disputes.