General Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions www.matcha-iro.com

 

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Table of contents

 

Clause   1 – Identity of the vendor

Clause 2 – Applicability

Clause   3 – Our offer and your order

Clause   4 – Right of withdrawal

Clause   5 – Price

Clause   6 – Payment

Clause   7 – Conformity and warranty

Clause   8 – Delivery and execution

Clause   9 –  Force Majeure

Clause 10 – Intellectual property

Clause 11 – Complaints procedure and conflicts

 

Clause 1  Identity of the vendor

 

We are :

IRO SRL (hereafter « IRO »)

Rue Colonel Chaltin 38

1180 Brussels

Belgium

Email address : info@matcha-iro.com

Tel: 003224255927

Company number: 0699.796.008

VAT-number : BE0699796008

Bank account number : BE27 0689 1032 0573 (BIC : GKCCBEBB)

 

Clause 2  Applicability and Conditions

 

  1. Our terms and conditions are applicable to every offer from us as a webshop to you as Consumer (every natural person who, for non-occupational purposes alone, purchases or uses a good or service made available on the market).

 

  1. We deliver exclusively in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Metropolitan France, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain. For other countries of the European Union, please contact us at info@matcha-iro.com. IRO does not currently offer delivery outside the European Union.

 

  1. To be able to place an order, you must above the age of 18. If you are younger than 18, we ask you to let a parent or legal guardian place your order. If it comes to our attention that an order is made by a minor, we reserve the right to decline your order.

 

  1. Placing an online order on the website constitutes a formal acceptance of our terms and conditions, which are always available through our website.

 

  1. If you ordered online, we provide you in addition and together with the order confirmation or at the latest on delivery with a copy of these terms and conditions in a format that you can save or print. We moreover recommend that you always do this.

 

  1. If in addition to these terms and conditions, additional special conditions apply, the above applies also to those special conditions. You as consumer can always invoke to your advantage the most preferential text if our terms and conditions would be contrary to the above special conditions.

 

Clause 3  Our offer and your order

 

  1. We explicitly state in our offer when the latter is only valid for a constrained period of time or is subjected to specific conditions.

 

  1. We always describe as complete and accurate as possible what we sell to you as well as the course of our delivery process. The description is in any case sufficiently detailed to allow you to make a proper assessment. If we make use of graphics, they are a true reflection of the offered goods and / or services. However, our bowls are handcrafted, we give illustrations and explanations to give the main characteristics of our products but we can not be held responsible if the delivered bowl differs slightly from the picture or the description which is made on our site. To err is human and if we are clearly mistaken, we are not obliged to deliver to you.

 

  1. Your order is complete and the contract between us is final once we confirm your order by mail and regarding your payment made by credit or debit cards, as soon as we receive approval from the issuer of your card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bancontact, PayPal, iDeal and bank transfer. In the case of a bank transfer, we will not send your order until the reception of the funds corresponding to the order. Should the issuer of your card refuse to agree on your payment to us, we cannot be held responsible for any delays in the delivery and/or non-delivery of your order. Orders without valid payment by name of the registered cardholder will not be accepted or processed.

 

  1. 4. In order to purchase a product, you add it to your shopping basket. Afterwards you submit your contact details and billing data. Next you choose you preferred way of delivery. In the final step you are led to an overview page, you accept our terms and conditions and you confirm your payment by pressing the ‘Buy Now’ button, with the caption “Pay securely”. If you have completed these steps, your purchase becomes final.

 

Clause 4   Right of withdrawal

 

  1. If you buy goods from us, you have the right to decide that you do not want to keep the goods for 14 days from the delivery. You can then return your order without penalty and without giving any reason (the cost hereof is to be paid by you). Within 14 days after reception of your returned order or your indication that you wish to forgo the agreement, we will pay you back the full purchase price, generally by the same means of payment which you utilised for the purchase.

 

  1. The direct costs of the return of the goods will thus be at your expense. We will indicate the costs of the return or make an assessment of the costs, if it is not reasonably possible to calculate them in advance. Should it be impossible to return the goods by postal service, we will pick up the goods from you without charging you additional costs.

 

  1. We can refuse repayment as long as we have not received the returned goods or until you have shown you have returned the goods, depending on which event occurs first.

 

  1. We expect you to handle the order as well as the packaging with the utmost care during the first 14 days after delivery. If you want to return the goods as described above, you may only unpack or use them to the extend needed to assess whether or not you wishes to retain them. Returned goods may be tested, but not used. When returning the goods, you will also have to return all delivered accessories and return the goods in their original condition and packaging as well as taking in account our instructions as listed above.

 

  1. Exceptions to the right of withdrawal: for tea and food products, the opening of the packaging makes the right of withdrawal impossible. Indeed, for reasons of protection of health and hygiene, these goods are delivered sealed and can not be returned once unsealed or opened by the consumer after delivery.

 

  1. You can return you package through post or courier.

 

  1. 7. In order to exercise your right to withdrawal quickly and correctly, both in case of delivery of services as in the case of delivery of goods, you can fill out the form below and send it to info@matcha-iro.com or by registered letter to: IRO – Rue Colonel Chaltin 38 – 1180 Brussels – Belgium. We will send you an acknowledgement of your withdrawal by email.

Link to the withdrawal form

 

Clause 5   Price

 

  1. During the period we mention in our offer, our prices do not change, except for price changes resulting from changes in VAT rates.

 

  1. Our prices include all taxes, VAT and all other levies. Hence, je will never experience unpleasant surprises. We nevertheless can decide to charge you with the shipping costs on top of the purchase price. In that case, we notify that always before you definitely place your purchase. In that case, we notify this to you prior to the definitive confirmation of your order.

 

Clause 6   Payment

 

  1. We only accept advance payment through our website using the payment methods indicated there.

 

  1. In order to guarantee safe online payment and the safety of your personal data, the transaction data will only be wired while encrypted with SSL technology. In order to make payments with SSL no special software is required. You recognize a safe SSL-connection by the “lock” in the bottom status bar of your browser.

 

Clause 7   Conformity and warranty

 

  1. We guarantee that our products are in accordance with your order and meet the normal expectations you may have taking into account the specifications of the product. We also guarantee that our goods are in accordance with any at the moment of your order applicable law.

 

  1. 2. As a consumer, you dispose over a statutory 2-year warranty on goods purchased from us if this good is not in accordance with the placed order. During this period and within the legal limits, we provide for the free replacement or repair of goods showing a defect covered by the statutory warranty.

 

To the extent of what is possible or reasonable, you have a choice between replacement or repair. Only if replacement or repair is excessive or impossible, or impossible to deliver within a reasonable time, do you have the right to a reduction or to demand the dissolution of the contract of sale.

 

During the first six months, you can in all cases call upon the guarantee. Afterwards you have to prove that the defects in the goods are not caused by abnormal use.

 

Clause   8 – Delivery and execution

 

  1. All goods and services are delivered to the address provided by you when ordering.

 

  1. If the ordered product is in stock, we make every effort to have it delivered within 2 to 4 business days via Bpost or another carrier. For items that are not in stock, we will notify you of the delivery date by e-mail. You will find more information on rates and delivery times by country on the page https://www.matcha-iro.com/en/delivery/ . IRO is committed to providing the best efforts to make deliveries of your order as soon as possible. Delivery times are indicative, without commitment or guarantee on our part.

 

  1. Deliveries are made by Bpost (and/or the national postal service of the destination country or another carrier) and take place on working days only. Delivery is free of charge as from a certain purchase amount depending on the country of delivery. Please check https://www.matcha-iro.com/en/delivery/ for these amounts by country. After having entered your address on our order confirmation page, you will be able to see if the delivery is free or if delivery costs are to be paid (these charges will then be indicated and added to the amount of the ordered products).

 

  1. Once your order is received, we make every effort to prepare your order as soon as possible. Once your order is ready to be shipped, you will receive an e-mail with a tracking link for your order. This link will take you to a web page of the carrier which will detail the tracking of your order and indicate how to contact the carrier in case of question.

 

  1. The shipment of your order is always at our risk. So you never have to worry about goods lost during transportation. The possible return of goods of non-perishable goods, that you return to us within 14 days following the purchase in the cases allowed by the law and by the present conditions, always takes place at your own risk.

 

  1. If the delivered goods were damaged during transport, do not correspond to the goods mentioned on the delivery note or do not correspond to the goods you ordered, you have to report this as quickly as possible and in any case within 3 days. Subsequently, you have to send the goods back within 14 calendar days after delivery.

 

We cannot be held responsible for any consequential damage suffered due to late delivery or non-delivery by the transporter assigned by the company. In such cases our liability remains limited to the value of the goods of which it is shown that they were not received by the customer.

 

Clause 9  Force Majeure

  1. In case of force majeure, we are not obliged to fulfil our obligations. In that case we may either suspend our obligations for the duration of the state of force majeure or definitely repudiate the agreement.

 

  1. 2. Events of force majeure are all circumstances external to our will and control that render the respect of our obligations completely or partly impossible. Such events include amongst others strikes, fire, disruption of energy supplies or telecommunication networks or communication systems and/or the temporary down-time of the webshop, late delivery or absence of delivery by suppliers or other third parties,…

 

Clause 10  Intellectual property

 

  1. Our website, logos, texts, photographs, names, and in general all our communications are protected by intellectual property rights either belonging to us or our suppliers or other claimants.

 

  1. It is forbidden to use and/or change any of the intellectual property rights as described in the present clause. So you may not copy nor reproduce for example drawings, photographs names, texts, logos, colour combinations, etc. …without our prior written and explicit consent.

 

Clause 11  Complaints procedure and conflicts

 

  1. We do hope that all our customers are always 100% satisfied. If nevertheless you would have complaints concerning our services, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@matcha-iro.com. We will do the utmost to deal with your complaint within 7 days.

 

  1. All contracts we conclude with our customers are, regardless of their place of residence, exclusively governed by Belgian law. Only the courts of Belgium are competent to adjudicate with disputes arising out of or connected to these contracts. If as a result of international law the law of a different country applies, the interpretation of the current terms and conditions will in the first instance be done in accordance to Book VI of the
    Belgian Commerical Code.

 

  1. By way of Alternative Dispute Resolution measure, the Federal Service of Consumer Mediation has been appointed to receive all demands of out of court settlement of consumer disputes. The Service will intervene directly or transfer your complaint to the appropriate service. You can contact the Consumer Mediation Service via this link: https://consumerombudsman.be/en

 

  1. In case of cross border dispute, you can contact the “Online Dispute Resolution” platform of the European Union via this link: http://ec.europa.eu/odr

 

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