These General Terms and Conditions of the Dutch Homeshopping Organization have been established in consultation with the Consumers’ Association within the framework of the Coordination Group on Self-Regulatory Consultation (CZ) of the Social-Economic Council and take effect on 9 July 2015.
- Additional agreement : an agreement whereby the consumer acquires products, digital content and / or services in connection with a distance contract and these goods, digital content and / or services are provided by the entrepreneur or by a third party on the basis of an agreement between that third party and the entrepreneur;
- Cooling-off period : the period within which the consumer can make use of his right of withdrawal;
- Consumer : the natural person who does not act for purposes related to his trade, business, craft or professional activity;
- Day : calendar day;
- Digital content : data produced and delivered in digital form;
- Duration contract : an agreement that extends to the regular delivery of goods, services and / or digital content during a certain period;
- Durable data carrier : every tool – including e-mail – that enables the consumer or entrepreneur to store information that is addressed to him in person in a way that future consultation or use during a period that is geared to the goal. for which the information is intended, and which allows unaltered reproduction of the stored information;
- Right of withdrawal : the possibility for the consumer to cancel the distance contract within the cooling-off period;
- Entrepreneur : the natural or legal person who is a member of the Dutch Thuiswinkel Organization and offers products, (access to) digital content and / or services to consumers at a distance;
- Distance contract : an agreement concluded between the entrepreneur and the consumer within the framework of an organized system for distance selling of products, digital content and / or services, whereby up to and including the conclusion of the agreement exclusively or partly used becomes one or more techniques for distance communication;
- Model form for withdrawal : the European model form for withdrawal included in Appendix I of these conditions. Annex I does not have to be made available if the consumer has no right of withdrawal in respect of his order.
- Technology for distance communication : means that can be used for concluding an agreement, without the consumer and entrepreneur having to be in the same room at the same time;
trading under the name / names: Athlympics.com
Establishment & visiting address:
1432 JW Aalsmeer
Phone number Netherlands:
Access: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
E-mail: via this form
Commercial registration : 62097067
VAT identification number : NL145821717B03
If the activity of the entrepreneur is subject to a relevant licensing system: the details of the supervisory authority;
If the entrepreneur has a regulated profession:
- the professional association or organization to which he is affiliated;
- the professional title, the place in the EU or the European Economic Area where it is awarded;
- a reference to the professional rules that apply in the Netherlands and instructions on where and how these professional rules are accessible.
- These general terms and conditions apply to every offer made by the entrepreneur and to every distance contract that has been concluded between the entrepreneur and the consumer.
- Before the distance contract is concluded, the text of these general terms and conditions will be made available to the consumer. If this is not reasonably possible, the entrepreneur before the distance contract is concluded, indicate how the general terms and conditions at the entrepreneur can be seen and that they will be sent free of charge as soon as possible at the request of the consumer.
- If the distance contract is concluded electronically, by way of derogation from the previous paragraph and before the distance contract is concluded, the text of these general terms and conditions can be made available electronically to the consumer in such a way that the consumer can a simple way can be stored on a durable data carrier. If this is not reasonably possible, before the distance contract is concluded, it will be indicated where the general terms and conditions can be consulted electronically and that at the request of the consumer they will be sent free of charge by electronic means or otherwise.
- In the event that specific product or service conditions apply in addition to these general terms and conditions, the second and third paragraphs apply mutatis mutandis and, in the event of conflicting conditions, the consumer can invoke the applicable provision that is most favorable to him. .
- If an offer has a limited period of validity or is made subject to conditions, this will be explicitly stated in the offer.
- The offer contains a complete and accurate description of the offered products, digital content and / or services. The description is sufficiently detailed to allow a proper assessment of the offer by the consumer. If the entrepreneur uses images, these are a true reflection of the offered products, services and / or digital content. Obvious mistakes or errors in the offer do not bind the entrepreneur.
- Each offer contains such information that it is clear to the consumer what rights and obligations are attached to the acceptance of the offer.
- The agreement is, subject to the provisions of paragraph 4, concluded at the moment of acceptance by the consumer of the offer and the fulfillment of the corresponding conditions.
- If the consumer has accepted the offer electronically, the entrepreneur will immediately confirm electronically the receipt of the acceptance of the offer. As long as the receipt of this acceptance has not been confirmed by the entrepreneur, the consumer can dissolve the agreement.
- If the agreement is concluded electronically, the entrepreneur will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure the electronic transfer of data and he will ensure a secure web environment. If the consumer can pay electronically, the entrepreneur will observe appropriate security measures.
- The entrepreneur can within statutory frameworks – inform whether the consumer can meet his payment obligations, as well as all those facts and factors that are important for a responsible conclusion of the distance contract. If the entrepreneur based on this investigation has good reasons not to enter into the agreement, he is entitled to refuse an order or request, motivated or to attach special conditions to the execution.
- At the latest upon delivery of the product, the service or digital content, the entrepreneur shall send the following information, in writing or in such a way that it can be stored by the consumer in an accessible manner on a durable medium:
- In the case of an extended transaction, the provision in the previous paragraph only applies to the first delivery.
- The consumer can terminate an agreement regarding the purchase of a product without giving any reason during a 30-day reflection period. The trader may ask the consumer about the reason for the withdrawal, but not to oblige him to state his reason (s).
- The reflection period referred to in paragraph 1 starts on the day after the consumer, or a third party designated by the consumer in advance, who is not the carrier, has received the product, or:
For services and digital content that is not delivered on a tangible medium:
- The consumer can terminate a service contract and an agreement for delivery of digital content that has not been delivered on a tangible medium for 30 days without giving any reason. The trader may ask the consumer about the reason for the withdrawal, but not to oblige him to state his reason (s).
- The reflection period referred to in paragraph 3 starts on the day following the conclusion of the agreement.
Extended cooling-off period for products, services and digital content that has not been delivered on a tangible medium when not informing about the right of withdrawal:
- If the entrepreneur has not provided the consumer with the legally required information about the right of withdrawal or the model form for withdrawal, the cooling-off period will expire twelve months after the end of the original cooling-off period as determined in accordance with the previous paragraphs of this article.
- If the trader has provided the consumer with the information referred to in the previous paragraph within twelve months after the commencement date of the original period of reflection, the cooling-off period expires 30 days after the day on which the consumer has received this information.
- During the reflection period, the consumer will handle the product and packaging carefully. He will only unpack or use the product to the extent necessary to determine the nature, characteristics and operation of the product. The basic principle here is that the consumer may only handle and inspect the product as he would be allowed to do in a store.
- The consumer is only liable for the value reduction of the product that is the result of a way of handling the product that goes further than allowed in paragraph 1.
- The consumer is not liable for the value reduction of the product if the entrepreneur has not provided him with any legally required information about the right of withdrawal prior to or at the conclusion of the agreement.
- If the consumer exercises his right of withdrawal, he will notify the entrepreneur within the cooling-off period by means of the model withdrawal form or in an unambiguous way.
- As soon as possible, but within 14 days from the day following the notification referred to in paragraph 1, the consumer returns the product, or hands it over to (an authorized representative of) the entrepreneur. This is not necessary if the entrepreneur has offered to collect the product himself. In any case, the consumer has complied with the return period if he returns the product before the cooling-off period has expired.
- The consumer returns the product with all accessories, if reasonably possible in its original state and packaging, and in accordance with the reasonable and clear instructions provided by the entrepreneur.
- The risk and the burden of proof for the correct and timely exercise of the right of withdrawal lies with the consumer.
- The consumer bears the direct costs of returning the product. If the entrepreneur has not reported that the consumer must bear these costs or if the entrepreneur indicates to bear the costs himself, the consumer does not have to bear the costs for return.
- If the consumer rescinds after having explicitly requested that the provision of the service or the supply of gas, water or electricity that are not ready for sale starts in a limited volume or quantity during the cooling-off period, the consumer is the entrepreneur the amount that is proportional to that part of the obligation that the entrepreneur has fulfilled at the time of revocation, compared with the full fulfillment of the commitment.
- The consumer does not incur any costs for the execution of services or the supply of water, gas or electricity, which have not been made ready for sale in a limited volume or quantity, or for the supply of district heating, if:
- The consumer shall bear no costs for the full or partial delivery of digital content not supplied on a tangible medium if:
- If the consumer makes use of his right of withdrawal, all additional agreements will be dissolved by operation of law.
- If the entrepreneur makes the notification of withdrawal by the consumer electronically possible, he will send an acknowledgment of receipt immediately after receipt of this notification.
- The trader will reimburse all payments from the consumer, such as delivery costs charged by the trader for the returned product, immediately but within 14 days following the day on which the consumer notifies him of the withdrawal. Unless the entrepreneur offers to collect the product himself, he may wait to pay back until he has received the product or until the consumer demonstrates that he has returned the product, whichever comes first.
- The entrepreneur uses the same payment method that the consumer has used for reimbursement, unless the consumer agrees to another method. The reimbursement is free of charge for the consumer.
- If the consumer has opted for a more expensive method of delivery than the cheapest standard delivery, the entrepreneur does not have to reimburse the additional costs for the more expensive method.
- Products or services whose price is subject to fluctuations on the financial market on which the entrepreneur has no influence and which can occur within the withdrawal period
- Agreements that are concluded during a public auction. A public auction is understood to mean a sales method whereby products, digital content and / or services are offered by the entrepreneur to the consumer who is personally present or is given the opportunity to be personally present at the auction, under the direction of an auctioneer, and in which the successful bidder is obliged to purchase the products, digital content and / or services;
- Service contracts, after full execution of the service, but only if:
- Service agreements for the provision of accommodation, if a certain date or period of execution is provided for in the agreement and other than for residential purposes, freight transport, car rental services and catering;
- Agreements with regard to leisure activities, if a specific date or period of execution is provided for in the agreement;
- Products manufactured according to the consumer’s specifications which are not prefabricated and which are manufactured on the basis of an individual choice or decision of the consumer or which are clearly intended for a specific person;
- Products that spoil quickly or have a limited shelf life;
- Sealed products which for reasons of health protection or hygiene are not suitable to be returned and of which the seal has been broken after delivery;
- Products that are irrevocably mixed with other products by their nature after delivery;
- Alcoholic beverages of which the price has been agreed upon at the conclusion of the agreement, but the delivery can only take place after 30 days, and the actual value of which depends on fluctuations of the market on which the entrepreneur has no influence;
- Sealed audio, video recordings and computer software, the seal of which has been broken after delivery;
- Newspapers, magazines or magazines, with the exception of subscriptions to this;
- The delivery of digital content other than on a tangible medium, but only if:
- During the period mentioned in the offer, the prices of the offered products and / or services will not be increased, except for price changes due to changes in VAT rates.
- Contrary to the previous paragraph, the entrepreneur can offer products or services whose prices are subject to fluctuations in the financial market and where the entrepreneur has no influence, with variable prices. This link to fluctuations and the fact that any mentioned prices are target prices are mentioned in the offer.
- Price increases within 3 months after the conclusion of the contract are only permitted if they are the result of statutory regulations or provisions.
- Price increases from 3 months after the conclusion of the contract are only allowed if the entrepreneur has stipulated this and:
- The prices mentioned in the offer of products or services include VAT.
- The entrepreneur warrants that the products and / or services comply with the agreement, the specifications stated in the offer, the reasonable requirements of soundness and / or usability and the legal provisions existing on the date of the conclusion of the agreement. / or government regulations. If agreed, the entrepreneur also guarantees that the product is suitable for other than normal use.
- An additional guarantee provided by the trader, its supplier, manufacturer or importer never limits the legal rights and claims that the consumer can enforce against the trader under the agreement if the trader has failed to fulfill his part of the agreement.
- An additional guarantee is understood to mean every obligation of the entrepreneur, its supplier, importer or producer in which it assigns to the consumer certain rights or claims that go beyond what is legally required in the event that it has failed to fulfill its part of the agreement. .
- The entrepreneur will take the greatest possible care when receiving and implementing orders for products and when assessing applications for the provision of services.
- The place of delivery is the address that the consumer has made known to the entrepreneur.
- With due observance of what has been stated in article 4 of these general terms and conditions, the entrepreneur will execute accepted orders expeditiously but at the latest within 30 days, unless another delivery period has been agreed. If the delivery is delayed, or if an order can not or only partially be executed, the consumer will receive notification of this no later than 30 days after he has placed the order. In that case, the consumer has the right to terminate the contract without penalty and the right to any compensation.
- After dissolution in accordance with the previous paragraph, the entrepreneur will immediately repay the amount that the consumer has paid.
- The risk of damage and / or loss of products rests with the entrepreneur until the moment of delivery to the consumer or a pre-designated and the entrepreneur announced representative, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
- The consumer can terminate an agreement that has been concluded for an indefinite period and which extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services, at any time with due observance of the agreed cancellation rules and a notice period of up to one month.
- The consumer can terminate an agreement that has been concluded for a definite period and which extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services, at any time by the end of the stipulated term, with due observance of the agreed cancellation rules and a notice period of at least highest one month.
- Consumers can the agreements mentioned in the previous paragraphs:
- cancel at any time and not be limited to termination at a specific time or in a given period;
- at least cancel in the same way as they were entered into by him;
- always cancel with the same notice period as the entrepreneur has stipulated for himself.
- A contract that has been entered into for a definite period and that extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services may not be tacitly renewed or renewed for a fixed term.
- Contrary to the previous paragraph, a contract that has been entered into for a definite period and which extends to the regular delivery of daily news and weekly newspapers and magazines may be tacitly renewed for a fixed term of a maximum of three months, if the consumer agrees to this extended agreement. the end of the extension can be canceled with a notice period of no more than one month.
- A contract that has been entered into for a definite period and that extends to the regular delivery of products or services may only be tacitly renewed for an indefinite period if the consumer may cancel at any time with a notice period of no more than one month. The notice period is a maximum of three months in case the agreement extends to the regular, but less than once a month, delivery of daily, news and weekly newspapers and magazines.
- A contract of limited duration to the regular delivery of daily, news and weekly newspapers and magazines (trial or introductory subscription) is not tacitly continued and ends automatically after the trial or introductory period.
- If an agreement has a duration of more than one year, the consumer may terminate the agreement at any time with a notice period of no more than one month, unless the reasonableness and fairness oppose cancellation before the end of the agreed duration.
- Unless otherwise stipulated in the agreement or additional conditions, the amounts owed by the consumer must be paid within 14 days after the commencement date, or in the absence of a cooling off period within 14 days after the conclusion of the agreement. In case of an agreement to provide a service, this period starts on the day after the consumer has received the confirmation of the agreement.
- When selling products to consumers, the consumer may never be obliged to pay in advance more than 50% in general terms and conditions. If payment in advance is stipulated, the consumer can not assert any rights regarding the execution of the order or service (s), before the stipulated advance payment has taken place.
- The consumer has the duty to report inaccuracies in provided or stated payment details to the entrepreneur without delay.
- If the consumer does not fulfill his payment obligation (s) on time, after he has been informed by the trader of the late payment and the trader has given the consumer a period of 14 days to still fulfill his payment obligations, after the consumer has failure to pay within this 14-day period, the legal interest owed on the amount due and the entrepreneur is entitled to charge the extrajudicial collection costs he has incurred. These collection costs amount to a maximum of: 15% over outstanding amounts up to € 2,500, =; 10% over the next € 2,500, = and 5% over the next € 5,000, = with a minimum of € 40, =. The entrepreneur may deviate from the aforementioned amounts and percentages for the benefit of the consumer.
- The entrepreneur has a well-publicized complaints procedure and handles the complaint in accordance with this complaints procedure.
- Complaints about the execution of the agreement must be submitted fully and clearly described to the entrepreneur within a reasonable time after the consumer has discovered the defects.
- Complaints submitted to the entrepreneur will be answered within a period of 14 days from the date of receipt. If a complaint requires a foreseeable longer processing time, the entrepreneur will respond within the period of 14 days with a notice of receipt and an indication when the consumer can expect a more detailed answer.
- A complaint about a product, service or the service of the entrepreneur can also be submitted via a complaints form on the consumer page of the website of the Dutch Thuiswinkel Organization www.thuiswinkel.org . The complaint will then be sent both to the relevant entrepreneur and to the Dutch Thuiswinkel Organization.
- The consumer must give the entrepreneur at least 4 weeks time to resolve the complaint in mutual consultation. After this period, a dispute arises that is susceptible to the dispute resolution.
- Contracts between the entrepreneur and the consumer to which these general terms and conditions apply are governed exclusively by Dutch law.
- Disputes between the consumer and the entrepreneur about the conclusion or performance of agreements regarding products or services to be delivered or delivered by this entrepreneur, subject to the provisions below, can be submitted by both the consumer and the entrepreneur to the Geschillencommissie Thuiswinkel. , PO Box 90600, 2509 LP in The Hague ( www.sgc.nl ).
- A dispute will only be dealt with by the Disputes Committee if the consumer has first submitted his complaint to the entrepreneur within a reasonable time.
- If the complaint does not lead to a solution, the dispute must be submitted to the Disputes Committee in writing or in another form to be determined by the Committee no later than 12 months after the date on which the consumer submitted the complaint to the entrepreneur.
- When the consumer wants to submit a dispute to the Disputes Committee, the entrepreneur is bound by this choice. Preferably the consumer first reports this to the entrepreneur.
- If the entrepreneur wants to submit a dispute to the disputes committee, the consumer will have to pronounce in writing within five weeks after a request made in writing by the entrepreneur, whether he wishes to do so or has the dispute settled by the competent court. If the entrepreneur does not hear the choice of the consumer within the period of five weeks, then the entrepreneur is entitled to submit the dispute to the competent court.
- The Disputes Committee makes its decision under the conditions as set out in the rules of the Disputes Committee ( www.degeschillencommissie.nl/over-ons/de-commissies/2404/thuiswinkel ). The decisions of the Disputes Committee are made by way of binding advice.
- The Disputes Committee will not deal with a dispute or discontinue the proceedings if the entrepreneur has been granted a moratorium, has been declared bankrupt or has actually terminated its business activities, before a dispute has been dealt with by the committee at the hearing and a final ruling has been pointed out.
- If, in addition to the Thuiswinkel Disputes Committee, another disputed Disputes Committee affiliated to the Consumer Disputes Committee (SGC) or the Complaints Institute for Financial Services (Kifid) is competent, the Disputes Committee Thuiswinkel is preferably entitled to disputes concerning mainly the method of selling or providing services at a distance. . For all other disputes the other recognized disputes committee affiliated with SGC or Kifid.
- The Dutch Home Shopping Organization guarantees the fulfillment of the binding recommendations of the Disputes Committee Thuiswinkel by its members, unless the member decides to submit the binding opinion within two months after sending it for review to the court. This guarantee revives if the binding advice has been maintained after review by the court and the judgment that shows this has become final. Up to an amount of € 10,000 per binding advice, this amount is paid to the consumer by the Dutch Thuiswinkel Organization. For amounts greater than € 10,000, – per binding advice, € 10,000 will be paid out. The Dutch Home Shopping Organization has a best efforts obligation to ensure that the member complies with the binding advice.
- The application of this guarantee requires that the consumer makes a written appeal to the Dutch Home Shopping Organization and that he transfers his claim on the entrepreneur to the Dutch Home Shopping Organization. If the claim on the entrepreneur amounts to more than € 10,000, the consumer is offered to transfer his claim in so far as it exceeds the amount of € 10,000, – to the Dutch Thuiswinkel Organization, after which this organization will pay the costs in its own name and costs. payment of this in court will demand payment to the consumer.
- The Dutch Thuiswinkel Organization will not change these terms and conditions than in consultation with the Consumers’ Association.
- Amendments to these terms and conditions shall only take effect after they have been published in the appropriate manner, on the understanding that in case of applicable changes during the term of an offer the most favorable provision for the consumer will prevail.
Dutch Thuiswinkel Organization
Horaplantsoen 20, 6717 LT Ede
PO Box 7001, 6710 CB Ede.