"This version is a translation; only the French version constitutes the legal original"
YOU HAVE JUST CONNECTED TO THE "I6DOC.COM" WEBSITE. YOU MUST READ THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS ATTENTIVELY BECAUSE THEY CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT ESTABLISHING THE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE FOR THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OF THE "I6DOC.COM" ELECTRONIC CATALOGUE. YOUR _CLICK_ AFTER YOUR COMPLETION OF THE PURCHASE ORDER CONSTITUTES YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION AND SERVES AS AN IRREVOCABLE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE. CONSEQUENTLY, YOU CAN ORDER PRODUCTS ONLY IF YOU ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS OF SALE AS SET OUT HEREUNDER.
ARTICLE 1 : PURPOSE
The purpose of these General Conditions Of Sale is the purchase by the purchaser of one or several works available on the i6doc.com Internet site.
ARTICLE 2 : ORDER-TAKING
An order placed by a purchaser shall be effective only after an acknowledgement confirming CIACO's agreement to process it has been sent. The contractual details shall be the subject of an e-mail or a letter of confirmation. The origin and content of the order must be authenticated. CIACO reserves the right to suspend an order if and for so long as it fails to meet the requirements of authentication and purchaser assent as regards the contents of the message, in particular in the absence of an electronic signature. CIACO reserves the right to refuse to honour the order should it appear that the delivery would have to be made in an area that it considers unreasonable either because of the unreliability of transport or distribution, or because of war, riot or strike or again. CIACO also reserves theis right in case of any clearly erroneous, incomplete or vague communication data as well as for any other reason that would make the fulfilment of the contract far too unsafe. CIACO undertakes to inform the purchaser thereof without delay via the channel by which the order was received.
ARTICLE 3 : RIGHT OF RETRACTION
The purchaser has a fourteen calendar day period as from the day after the delivery to notify CIACO of his/her decision to withdraw from his/her order. Then he/she will have to return, at his/her expense, any unsuitable item(s). The purchaser shall then have the choice either of requesting a refund of the sums paid, in compensation for the return of the items at his/her expense, or of exchanging the item(s). In the absence of proof to the contrary, goods shall be deemed to have been delivered, in perfect condition, on the working day following the handing-over of the goods to the conveyor responsible for their delivery. In the event of any exercise of the right of retraction, CIACO shall only accept returned goods that are in perfect condition. Transport shall be at the purchaser's own risk.
Because of their nature, digital contents not supplied on a tangible medium are not covered by the right of retraction.
ARTICLE 4 : ORDER FULFILMENT
Except in cases of force majeure, the order shall be fulfilled at the latest within 30 days from the day following the day when the purchaser transmitted his/her order. Circumstances such as war, strike, fire, flood, lockout, riot, bad weather, shortages of material, means of transport or raw materials, accidental interruptions of manufacture or supplier delays are to be regarded as cases of force majeure when they delay delivery or pick-up or render these very difficult. The unpredictability and the irresistibility of the aforementioned circumstances and the impossibility of fulfilling of the contract shall be presumed. After any suspension of the parties' obligations for a period of 60 days, each party shall have the right to dissolve the contract without indemnity by sending a registered letter to the other contracting party in which the originator notifies his/her intention of exercising this option. CIACO cannot be held liable in the event of the unavailability of ordered works. In the event of delay, the purchaser shall be informed thereof as soon as possible and shall be able to cancel his/her order. He/she shall then have the choice either of requesting a refund of the sums paid within 30 days of receipt of the refund request at the latest, or of exchanging the unavailable works within the said period.
ARTICLE 5 : DELIVERY
The works are delivered to the address indicated by the purchaser on the purchase order. Transport charges are for the recipient. The purchaser can, at his/her request, have an invoice sent to the delivery address by confirming the option envisaged for this purpose on the purchase order.
ARTICLE 6 : DIGITAL CONTENTS
Whether or not they are protected by a watermark, digital contents (PDF and epub files) are copyrighted as well as physical media. As soon as the payment is confirmed, the downloading link will appear in the "My account" section of the website.
ARTICLE 7 : PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSUMER
The information that is requested from the purchaser is necessary for the processing of his/her order and may be communicated to CIACO's contractual partners. The purchaser can write to CIACO to oppose any such communication or to exert his/her access and correction rights with regard to information relating to him/her as it appears in CIACO's files.
ARTICLE 8 : CANCELLATION
The parties shall be able to request the full cancellation of the contract of sale in the event of non-payment of a delivery, a request for deferred payment, financial collapse, bankruptcy, a request for amicable or legal concordat, a protest of a commercial draft, death, incapacity, collocation or any other sign of the insolvency of either party.
ARTICLE 9 : WARRANTY
The purchaser is required to check the state of the packing of the goods upon delivery and to notify any damage due to the conveyor and to CIACO on the delivery order without delay, at the latest within 5 days from receipt of the order, under penalty of forfeit. Works found to be defective by CIACO shall either be repaired or exchanged at CIACO's expense.
ARTICLE 10 : PRICES AND PAYMENT
The prices are indicated in euros and are payable at CIACO's registered offices. These prices are not guaranteed beyond the calendar day in application in Belgium at the time of the consultation. They take account of the VAT applicable on the day of the order. Any change of the applicable rate shall be automatically reflected in the price of the works presented on the Internet site. Payment must occur by the end of the period accorded for the exercise of the right of retraction at the latest, that is to say seven days from the day following delivery. Online electronic payments by debit card or credit card will be collected at the earliest when ordering. In the event of non-payment, the purchaser shall be liable to the seller, automatically and without prior formal warning, for conventional interest on arrears at a rate of 15 % plus a penalty clause of 15 % with a minimum of EUR 65. Moreover, non-payment of an invoice authorises the suspension or cancellation of any contract in progress and the granting of compensation in the matter.
ARTICLE 11 : PROOF
Notwithstanding any other written evidence or any evidence preserved on any another durable support to which the consumer may have access, it is agreed that the computerized registers, preserved in the computerised systems of CIACO, will count as proof of the communications and the contents of the orders between the parties.
ARTICLE 12 : APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
The law applicable to the present contract is Belgian law. In the event of litigation, only the courts of the legal district of Nivelles are competent.