TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The commissioning company, hereafter to be called ‘the client’, agrees with these terms and conditions when the written agreement for the assignment is given.
After our first conversation, you will receive a proposal with a price quote from us. This quote is also completely free of charge and noncommittal. There is an expiration date on the quote. If you want to accept the quote after that date, the price may possibly need to be adjusted. If the quote turns out not to completely fit your wishes in the meantime, we would also like to adjust it for you.
All the mentioned rates and prices mentioned by us are excluding 21% tax. This will be added to the invoice.
Anything that is not mentioned in the price quote does not fall within the agreed upon price. If the client requires or asks for extra services or products, the price with be adjusted accordingly.
When you have agreed to the price quote in writing, we will start working for you. The costs of the done work are for the client.
When a short-term assignment has been completed, you will receive the invoice. Sometimes there will be an extra invoice after a certain amount of work has been completed. This will be clearly stated on the price quote.
The date of publication, the ordering of the printed material, or other actions on the side of the client are not of influence. When we have completed the work, we’ll send the invoice. Of course, we will confer with the client about if the assignment has been completed to their satisfaction.
Does an assignment run longer than a month, then we make the invoice on one of the first work days of the following month for the work done in the month before. This way, the client doesn’t have to pay the whole amount in one go, but payment is spread and we keep our cash flow healthy. Sometimes there will be an extra invoice after a certain amount of work has been completed. This will be stated clearly on the price quote.
In exceptional cases, the client will receive the invoice a few days later than at the beginning of the month, for example, if the assignment has almost been completed at the end of the month before. Then the invoice will follow a few days later.
If an assignment is terminated before completion, after having given a written agreement, for whatever reason, we will send an invoice for the work that has been done that is to be paid by the client. The work that has not been completed will remain ours.
The client is responsible for checking and approval of the work done by us. Of course, we strive to submit faultless work, but we cannot be held responsible for any (spelling) mistakes. Also, any consequential costs are for the client. Correcting any mistakes and, for example, replacing printed materials are for the client in case the submitted work has been agreed to.
When the client has paid the invoice for submitted and done work, the client automatically agrees with the work. Afterwards, any adjustments will not be made by us without additional costs, except for when agreed upon.
If we have submitted our work in an orderly and timely fashion, we would also appreciate it if the client would pay the resulting invoice on time. Our standard term for payment is 14 days. The term could be different than the standard, in this case, it is stated in writing beforehand. When the payment takes too long, we will transfer the bill to a collection agency. We will charge extra for this. The costs will be at least 15% of the billing amount, with a minimum of 40 euros. In case of different agreements, these need to be stated beforehand.
Ownership and copyright of the work done by us will remain with us until the resulting invoice has been paid.
In case anything happens to the involved parties that is beyond our control, be it to us, the client, or third parties, we will try to solve this in a reasonable fashion. If the client needs more time unexpectedly, this is not a problem, if discussed openly and fairly. Depending on the duration of the absence, the assignment can be discussed again at a later moment.
You can reach us by phone, Whatsapp, or email. Please give us a bit more time to get back to you outside of normal office hours or during vacation or a day off. We always respond to messages as soon as we can.
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