Terms & Conditions
General sales terms and conditions - Webshop B2C Business information
email@example.com 0471625834 BE 0646 745 916
Article 1: General provisions
The e-commerce website of Atlas, with its registered office at Industrielaan 41a, BE0735 733 617, provides its customers with the option of buying products from its webshop.
These General Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) are applicable to all orders placed by a visitor to this e-commerce website (“Customer”). When placing an order via the webshop of Atlas, Customer must explicitly accept these Terms, whereby Customer agrees to the applicability of these Terms with the exclusion of all other conditions. Additional Customer conditions are excluded, except when explicitly accepted beforehand in writing.
Article 2: Price
All prices listed are expressed in EURO, always include VAT and all other required duties or taxes that the Customer must bear.
Any shipping, reservation, or administration fees that are charged must be specified separately. Shipping rates are calculated at the checkout.
The specified price refers solely to the articles as set out in writing. The accompanying photos are intended as decorative and may contain elements that are not included in the price.
Article 3: Availability
Despite the fact that the online catalogue and e-commerce website are assembled with the utmost care, it is still possible that information may be incomplete, contain material errors, or not be up to date. Obvious mistakes or errors in the product selection are not binding for Atlas. With respect to the accuracy and completeness of the provided information, Atlas is solely bound to the obligation of means. Atlas is in no way liable in the event of obvious material or printing errors.
If the Customer has specific questions about, for instance, sizes, color, availability, delivery terms, or method, we ask the Customer to contact our customer service department in advance.
The product selection is valid while stocks last and may at any time be changed or withdrawn by Atlas. Atlas cannot be held liable for the non-availability of a product. If an offer is for a limited duration or subject to conditions, this will be explicitly stated in the offer.
Article 4: Online purchases
Orders are completed following these steps:
- Browse our webshop and add your products to your shopping cart.
- When you want to order, you can go to your shopping cart and double-check the products.
- You can fill out your contact information.
- You can pay via our safe payment options.
The Customer may choose between the following payment methods:
- by credit card
- by debit card
- Bancontact transfer
Atlas is entitled to refuse an order pursuant to a serious breach on the part of the Customer with respect to their orders.
Article 5: Delivery and execution of the agreement
Our shipping rates can be different from country to country. The delivery time will mostly be the following:
- Belgium: 1 - 2 business days
- Europe: 4 – 7 business days
- Worldwide: 7 – 10 business days
Articles ordered via this webshop will be delivered Worldwide.
Unless otherwise agreed or explicitly determined otherwise, the goods shall be delivered to the Customer’s residence within 30 days of receipt of the order.
Any visible damage to and/or qualitative deficiencies of an article or other deficiency in the delivery must be reported immediately by the Customer to Atlas.
The risk due to loss or damage is transferred to the Customer at the time the goods have been physically received by the Customer (or a third party indicated by the Customer that is not the carrier). However, the risk transfers to the Customer upon delivery to the carrier when the carrier received the commission to transport the goods and this option was not offered by Atlas.
Article 6: Retention of title
Delivered articles remain the exclusive property of Atlas until the moment the Customer pays for the goods in full.
If necessary, the Customer undertakes to inform third parties of the retention of title belonging to Atlas, e.g., to anyone who would attempt to seize articles that are not fully paid for.
Article 7: Right of withdrawal
The provisions of this article apply solely to Customers in their capacity as consumers purchasing articles online from Atlas.
The Customer has the right to withdraw from this agreement within a period of 14 calendar days without giving reasons.
The right of withdrawal period will expire 14 calendar days after the date when the first shipment of goods was physically received by the Customer or a third party indicated by the Customer that is not the carrier.
To exercise the right of withdrawal, the Customer must notify Atlas in an unambiguous statement (e.g., in writing by post, fax, or e-mail) about their decision to withdraw from the agreement. The Customer may use the attached template withdrawal form, but it is not obligatory.
To comply with the withdrawal period, the Customer must send a notification of their decision to exercise the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired.
In any event, the Customer has no later than 14 calendar days from the day that they notify Atlas of their decision to withdraw from the agreement to send back or hand over the goods to Atlas. The Customer is on time if they have sent back the goods before the period of 14 calendar days has expired.
If the returned product is reduced in value in any way, Atlas is entitled to hold the Customer liable and demand compensation for each depreciation in value of the goods that is due to the Customer’s use of the goods that goes beyond what is necessary in order to determine the nature, characteristics, and operation of the goods.
Only articles that are returned in the original packaging, along with all accessories, instructions, and invoice or sales receipt can be returned.
If the Customer has requested that the provision of services start during the withdrawal period, the Customer shall pay an amount for the services provided up to the time that the Customer notified us of their withdrawal from the agreement that is proportional to the full completion of the agreement.
If the Customer withdraws from the agreement, Atlas shall repay all payments received from the Customer up until that time including standard shipment costs with a maximum of 14 calendar days of the date that Atlas was notified by the Customer of their decision to withdraw from the agreement. For sales agreements, Atlas may wait on the reimbursement until all the goods have been sent back, or until the Customer has demonstrated that he has sent back the goods, whichever is earliest.
Any additional costs resulting from the Customer choosing another form of delivery other than by the cheapest standard delivery offered by Atlas will not be refunded.
Atlas shall repay the Customer using the same means of payment as the Customer used in the initial transaction, unless the customer explicitly agreed otherwise. In any case, the Customer will not be charged any costs in connection with such repayment.
Article 8: Guarantee
The consumer has certain legal rights under the Act of 21 September 2004 concerning protection of consumers when purchasing consumer goods. This statutory guarantee applies from the date of delivery to the first owner. These rights remain in force irrespective of any commercial guarantee.
To make a claim under the guarantee, the Customer must provide some proof of purchase. Customers are advised to retain the original packaging used for the goods.
For articles purchased online and are delivered to the home of the Customer, the Customer must contact the Atlas customer service and return the product at their own expense to Atlas.
Upon detection of a deficiency, the Customer must inform Atlas as soon as possible. In any case, any deficiency must be reported by the Customer within two months of detection. Hereafter, all rights to repair or replacement are voided.
The (commercial and/or statutory) guarantee are never applicable when there are deficiencies that arise as a result of accidents, neglect, falls, use of the product inconsistent with the purpose for which it was designed, failure to follow the operating instructions or manual, modifications or alterations to the article, rough usage, poor maintenance, or any other abnormal or incorrect use.
Deficiencies that manifest after a period of six months from the date of purchase, or where applicable upon delivery, shall be deemed to not be hidden deficiencies, subject to contrary evidence provided by the Customer.
Article 9: Customer service
Atlas customer service can be reached at phone number +32471625834, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at the following address Noordlaan 12, 8820 Torhout, Belgium. Any complaints can be made through the aforementioned customer services contact methods.
Article 10: Penalties for non-payment
Without prejudice to the exercise of any other rights that Atlas is entitled to, the Customer owes interest at a rate of 10% per year on the non-paid amount in the case of non or late payment starting ipso jure on the date of the breach of contract and without notice. Furthermore, the Customer shall owe ipso jure a flat-rate compensation and without notice 10% of the pertinent amount, with a minimum of 25 euro per invoice.
Without prejudice to the foregoing, Atlas is entitled to take back the unpaid or incompletely paid for articles.
Article 11: Privacy
The responsible party for processing information, Atlas respects the Belgian law of 8 December 1992 regarding the protection of privacy in the processing of personal information.
The personal information you share with us is used only for the following purposes.
You have a statutory right to access and eventually correct your personal information. Subject to proof of identity (copy of identity card), you may receive a free paper record of your personal information by sending a written, dated, and signed request to Atlas. If necessary, you can also request the correction of information that is inaccurate, incomplete, or irrelevant.
In the case when information is used for direct marketing purposes: You may preclude the use of your information for direct marketing purposes at no cost to yourself. To do so, you can always contact us in the aforementioned manner at Atlas.
We treat your information as confidential and shall not communicate, rent or sell it to third parties.
The Customer is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their login information and the use of their password. Your password is stored in encrypted form and thus [...] has no access to your password.
Atlas saves online (anonymous) visitor statistics in order to determine which webpages are accessed on the internet website and to what extent.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact us at Atlas.
When you visit the website, “cookies” may be stored on the hard disk of your computer. A cookie is a text file that is placed by the server of a website via the browser on your computer or on your mobile device when you access a website. Cookies cannot be used to identify individuals. A cookie can only be used to identify a device.
“First-party cookies” are technical cookies used by the visited site itself and are intended to allow the website to operate in an optimal manner. Examples: settings specified by the user during previous visits to the site, or, a pre-filled form with data that the user entered during previous visits.
“Third party cookies” are cookies that do not originate from the website itself, but from other websites, e.g. an existing marketing or advertising plug-in. Examples: cookies from Facebook or Google Analytics. The visitor must first provide their consent to allow such cookies from the website – this may occur via a bar at the bottom or top of a webpage, with a reference to the associated policy that does not prevent further surfing of the website.
You can set up your internet browser so that cookies are not accepted, or that you receive a warning when a cookie will be installed, or that the cookies will be deleted later from your hard drive. To do so, you must change the settings of your browser settings (via the help function). Keep in mind that in doing so you may prevent certain graphic elements from appearing correctly or prevent you from using certain applications.
Article 13: Invalidation - non-relinquishment
If any provision of these Terms is declared invalid, illegal, or void, it shall in no way affect the validity, legality, and applicability of the other provisions.
Failure at any time by [...] to enforce any of the rights set out in these Terms, or to exercise any equivalent right, shall never be deemed as a waiver of such provisions and will never invalidate these rights.
Article 14: Amendments to the Terms
These Terms may be supplemented by other terms and conditions when explicitly referred to, and the general sales terms and conditions of Atlas. In case of inconsistencies, the present Terms take precedence.
Article 15: Proof
The Customer accepts that electronic communications and backups shall serve as furnishing of proof.
Article 16: Applicable law - jurisdiction
Belgian law is applicable with the exception of the stipulations of private international law with respect to applicable law and with the exception of the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods. Unless the Customer is a consumer, only the courts of the Atlas district have jurisdiction in the case of any disputes.