Purchase and Use Conditions


1. INTRODUCTION

This document (together with the documents mentioned herein) establishes the conditions governing the use of this website (www.manine-montessori.com) and the purchase of products on it (hereinafter referred to as the "Conditions").

We urge you to carefully read the Conditions, our Cookies Policy and our Privacy Policy (hereinafter, jointly, the “Data Protection Policies”) before using this website. When you use this website or place an order on it, you are aware that you are bound by these Conditions and our Data Protection Policies, so if you do not agree with all of the Conditions and with the Data Protection Policies, you must not use this website. These Conditions may be modified. It is your responsibility to read them periodically, as the current conditions at the time of formation of the relevant Contract (as defined below) or of use of this website shall be those that apply. If you have any query regarding the Conditions or the Data Protection Policies you may contact us by using the contact form.

The Contract (as defined below) may be executed, at your option, in any of the languages in which the Conditions are available on this website.

2. OUR DETAILS

Sale of goods through this web page is carried out by Nuppu B.V.B.A., a Belgian company registered with the Banque Carrefour des Entreprises (B.C.E.) under the number 0713.680.864 with VAT Number BE 0713 680 864 and whose registered office is at Bolk 57, 2350 Vosselaar (Belgium).

You can contact us at:

Email: hello@manine-montessori.com

3. YOUR DETAILS AND YOUR VISITS TO THIS WEBSITE

The information or personal details that you provide us with shall be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Policies. When you use this website, you agree to the processing of the information and details and you state that all information and details provided are true and accurate.

4. USE OF OUR WEBSITE

When you use this website and place orders through it, you agree to:

  • Use this website to make legally valid enquiries and orders only.
  • Not to make any false or fraudulent orders. If an order of this type may reasonably be considered to have been placed, we shall be authorised to cancel it and inform the relevant authorities.
  • Provide us with your e-mail address, postal address and/or other contact details truthfully and exactly. You also agree that we may use this information to contact you if necessary (see our Privacy Policy).

If you do not provide us with all the information we need, you cannot place your order.

When you place an order on this website, you state that you are over the age of 18 and are legally eligible to enter into contracts.

5. SERVICE AVAILABILITY

The articles offered on this website are available for delivery in the EU only.

6. FORMALISING THE CONTRACT

The information contained in these Conditions and the details contained on this website do not constitute an offer of sale, rather an invitation to treat. There shall be no contract between you and us in relation to any product until your order has been expressly accepted by us. If your offer is not accepted and your account has already been charged, the amount of the same shall be reimbursed in full.

To place an order, you must follow the online purchasing procedure and click "Authorize Payment".

 After doing so, you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your order (the "Order Confirmation").

Keep in mind that the Order Confirmation does not mean that your order has been accepted, since it constitutes an offer that you are making to us to buy one or more products. All orders are subject to our approval, which you, as a registered user, will be informed of via an e-mail in which we will confirm that the order is being sent (the "Shipment Confirmation").

An electronic ticket with your order details shall be attached to the Shipment Confirmation ( the “Eticket”).

The contract between us to buy a product (the "Contract") shall be formalised only when we send you the Shipment Confirmation. Only the products listed in the Shipment Confirmation shall be subject to the Contract. We are not obliged to provide you with any other product that has not been ordered until we confirm that these have been sent in a Shipment Confirmation.

7. AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS

All product orders are subject to availability of the same. Along this line, if there are difficulties regarding the supply of products or there are no more items left in stock, we reserve the right to provide you with information on substitute products of the same or higher quality and value that you may order. If you do not wish to order the substitute products, we will reimburse any amount that you may have paid.

8. REFUSAL TO PROCESS AN ORDER

We reserve the right to remove any product from this website at any time and to remove or modify any material or content from the same. Although we will always do everything possible to process all orders, there may be exceptional circumstances that force us to refuse to process an order after having sent the Order Confirmation, and we reserve the right to do so at any time.

We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for removing any product from this website for removing or modifying any material or content from the website, or not processing an order once we have sent the Order Confirmation.

9. DELIVERY

Notwithstanding clause 7 above regarding product availability and save for extraordinary circumstances, we will endeavour to send the order consisting of the product(s) listed in each Shipment Confirmation prior to the date indicated in the Shipment Confirmation in question or, if no delivery date is specified, in the estimated time frame indicated when selecting the delivery method and, in any case within a maximum period of 90 days from the date of the Order Confirmation.

Nonetheless, there may be delays for reasons such as the customization of products, the occurrence of unforeseen circumstances or the delivery zone.

If for any reason we are unable to comply with the delivery date, we will inform you of that situation and we will give you the option to continue with the purchase, establishing a new delivery date, or cancel the order with full reimbursement of the amount paid.

For the purposes of these Conditions, "delivery" shall be understood to have taken place or the order "delivered" as soon as you or a third party indicated by you acquires physical possession of the goods, which will be evidenced by the signing of the receipt of the order at the agreed delivery address.

10. INABILITY TO DELIVER

 If it is impossible for us to deliver your order, we will attempt to find a safe place to leave it. If we cannot find a safe place, your order will be returned to our warehouse. We will also leave a note explaining where your order is located and what to do to have it delivered again. If you will not be at the place of delivery at the agreed time, we ask you to contact us to organise delivery on another day.

If after 30 days from the date your order is available for delivery, the order could not be delivered for reasons not attributable to us, we shall assume that you wish to cancel the Contract and it will be terminated. As a result of the termination of the Agreement, we will return to you all payments received from you, excluding delivery charge without any undue delay, and at any rate, within 14 days of the date on which we deem this Agreement to have been terminated.

Please keep in mind that transport derived from the termination of the Contract may have an additional cost which we will be entitled to pass on you.

11. TRANSMISSION OF RISK AND OWNERSHIP OF THE PRODUCTS

The product risks shall be your responsibility from the moment of delivery as defined in clause 9 above.

You will take ownership of the products when we receive full payment of all amounts due in relation to the same, including delivery fees, or at the moment of delivery (as defined in clause 9 above), if that were to take place at a later time.

12. PRICE AND PAYMENT

The price of the products will be as stipulated at all times on our website, except in the case of an obvious error. Although we make every effort to ensure that the prices featured on the web page are correct, error may occur. If we discover an error in the price of any of the products that you have ordered, we will inform you as soon as possible and give you the option of confirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you, the order will be considered cancelled and all amounts paid will be reimbursed to you in full.

We are not obliged to provide you with any product at the incorrect lower price (even when we have sent the Shipment Confirmation) if the error in the price is obvious and unmistakable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as an incorrect price.

The prices on the website include VAT, but exclude delivery fees, which are added to the total price as indicated in our FAQ - Delivery Fees.

Prices may change at any time. However, except as stipulated above, the changes shall not affect the orders for which we have sent an Order Confirmation.

If you are directly placing your order online, once you have selected all articles that you wish to buy, those will have been added to your basket and the next step will be to process the order and make payment. To that end, you must follow the steps of the purchase process, filling up or verifying the information requested in each step. Furthermore, throughout the purchase process, before payment, you can modify the details of your order. You are provided with a detailed description of the purchase process in the FAQ. Also, if you are a registered user, a record of all the orders placed by you is available in "My Account" area.

You may use, as payment method, the cards Visa, Mastercard, Bancontact. Alternatively, you can pay all or part of the price of your order with a Manine Montessori Gift Card or issued by Nuppu bvba. Please be informed that Ingenico Financial Solutions SA-NV, with corporate seat at Da Vincilaan 3, 1930 Zaventem (Belgium) will collect and make refunds in relation to all payments made through this online platform.

If you choose to pay by credit card, the charge on your card will be made at the time of the sale.

13. EXCHANGE/RETURN POLICY

13.1. Legal right of withdrawal

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw from the Contract, within 14 days, without giving any reason. The withdrawal period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you acquires, physical possession of the goods or in case of multiple goods in one order delivered separately, after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you acquires, physical possession of the last good. To exercise the right of withdrawal, you may notify us at Nuppu BVBA, Bolk 57, 2350 Vosselaar (Belgium) cc: Manine Montessori, Turnhoutsebaan 456, 2110 Wijnegem (Belgium), by writing an email at hello@manine-montessori.com or by writing to us via our contact form, of your decision to withdraw from the Contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post or email). You may use the model withdrawal form as set out in Annex, but it is not obligatory. To meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired.

Effects of withdrawal

If you withdraw from this Contract, we shall reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery to the original delivery place (with the exception of the supplementary costs resulting from your choice of a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us) without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw from this Contract.

We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction unless if you agree expressly to another means of payment. In any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may withhold reimbursement until we have received the goods back or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the goods, whichever is the earliest.

You shall return the goods by sending them at the address Manine Montessori, Turnhoutsebaan 456, 2110 Wijnegem (Belgium), together with a print-out of the E-ticket attached to the Shipment Confirmation, or by handing them over at our office in Belgium, or by dropping them off at a DPD Drop Off point in your country using a returns paid label that we will send you upon your request. You must return the goods without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate your withdrawal from this Contract to us. The deadline is met if you send back the goods before the period of 14 days has expired. Unless you hand the goods over in our office in Belgium or you drop them off at a DPD Drop Off point in your country, you shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods. Please remember to present a print-out of the E-ticket attached to the Shipment Confirmation together with the returned goods. You are only liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from the handling other than what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the goods.

13. 2. Contractual right of withdrawal

In addition to the legally recognized right to cancel for consumers and users, mentioned in clause 13.1 above, we grant you a period of 30 days of the date of the Shipment Confirmation to return the products (except for those products mentioned in clause 13.3 below, for which the right to cancel is excluded). In case you return the goods within the contractual term of the right of withdrawal, but once the statutory period has expired, you will be reimbursed, only, with the amount paid for said products. You will be responsible for the direct costs of returning the goods when the return is not carried out at our office in Belgium.

You may exercise your right of withdrawal in accordance with clause 13.1 above, however should you inform us about your intention of withdrawing from the Contract after the legal term for withdrawal, you shall, in any case, hand the goods over to us within 30 days of the date of the Shipment Confirmation.

13. 3. Common provisions

You shall not have the right to cancel the Contract when it is for the delivery of any of the following products:

  • Customised items
  • CDs/DVDs without their original wrapping.
  • Sealed goods which are not suitable for return due to hygiene reasons or health protection and were unsealed after delivery.

Your right to cancel the Contract shall apply exclusively to the products that are returned in the same condition in which you received them. No reimbursement will be made if the product has been used more than just opening it, for products that are not in the same condition as when they were delivered or when they have been damaged, so take care of the products(s) while in your possession.

Please return the products using or including all their original packaging, instructions, and other documents, if any, accompanying the products.

Upon cancellation, the respective products shall be returned as follows:

(i) Returns to the Manine Montessori office

You can make the returns at the Manine Montessori office in Belgium, going to the office and returning the article together with the E-ticket that was attached to the Shipment Confirmation, which is also saved under your account on our website. You can present the E-ticket either by showing it in digital form on your mobile device or by bringing to the store a print-out of it.

(ii) Returns via post

You can make the returns by dropping the item off at a DPD Drop Off point in the EU. In order to do this, you should contact us through the contact form on our website, or by e-mail at hello@manine-montessori.com to arrange for us to send you a pre-paid postage label for you to be able to attach it to the parcel which you will then drop off at a DPD Drop Off point in the EU.

Please note that if you decide to return us the items via method (ii), we will be authorised to charge you for any costs we may incur. After examining the article, we will inform you of whether you have the right to reimbursement of the amounts paid. Delivery costs will be reimbursed when the right of withdrawal is exercised within the statutory period and all the goods in which the relevant parcel consists of are returned. The refund will be paid as soon as possible and, in all cases, within 14 days from the date on which you notified us of your intention to cancel. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may withhold the reimbursement until we have received the goods back, or until you have supplied evidence of having sent back the goods, whichever is the earliest. The refund will always be paid using the same payment means you used to pay for your purchase. You shall assume the cost and risk of returning the products to us if you have not chosen one of the free return options, as indicated above. In this case, please remember to send a print-out of the Eticket, attached to the Shipment Confirmation, together with the returned goods. If you have any questions, you can contact us on our contact form or by emailing to hello@manine-montessori.com.

14. LIABILITY AND WAIVING LIABILITY

Unless otherwise indicated expressly in these Conditions, our liability regarding any product acquired on our website shall be limited strictly to the price of purchase of said product.

Notwithstanding the above, our liability shall not be waived nor limited in the following cases:

  1. In case of death or personal harm caused by our negligence;
  2. In case of fraud or fraudulent deceit; or
  3. In any case in which it were illegal or illicit to exclude, limit or attempt to exclude or limit our liability.

 

Notwithstanding the paragraph above, and to the extent legally allowed, and unless these Conditions indicate otherwise, we shall not accept any liability for the following losses, regardless of their origin:

  1. loss of income or sales;
  2. loss of business;
  3. loss of profits or contracts;
  4. loss of forecast savings;
  5. loss of data; and
  6. loss of management time or office hours.

Due to the open nature of this website and the possibility of errors in storage and transmission of digital information, we do not guarantee the accuracy and security of the information transmitted or obtained by means of this website, unless otherwise indicated expressly. All product descriptions, information and materials shown on this website are provided "as is", with no express or implied guarantees on the same, except those legally established. In this sense, if you are contracting as a consumer or user, we are obliged to deliver goods that are in conformity with the Contract, being liable to you for any lack of conformity which exists at the time of delivery. It is understood that the goods are in conformity with the Contract if they: (i) comply with the description given by us and possess the qualities that we have presented in this website, (ii) are fit for the purposes for which goods of the kind are normally used and (iii) show the quality and performance which are normal in goods of the same type and can which can reasonably be expected. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all guarantees, except those that may not be excluded legitimately in favour of consumers and users (including the legal guarantee of conformity as defined in articles 1649bis à 1649octies of the Belgian civil code). The products that we sell, especially artisan products, often have the characteristics of the natural materials used in manufacturing them. These characteristics, such as variations in grain, texture, knots and color, may not be considered defects or damage. On the contrary, you must count on their presence and appreciate them. We select only products of the highest quality but natural characteristics are inevitable and should be accepted as part of the individual appearance of the product. The provisions in this clause shall not affect your rights as a consumer and user, nor your right to cancel the Contract.

15. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

You recognise and agree that all copyrights, registered trademarks and other intellectual property rights to the materials or contents provided as part of the website belong to us at all times or to those who grant us license for their use. You may use said material only to the extent that we or the usage licensers authorise it expressly. This does not prevent you from using this website to the extent necessary to copy the information on your order or Contact details.

16. VIRUSES, PIRACY AND OTHER COMPUTER ATTACKS

You must not make undue use of this website by intentionally introducing a virus, Trojan horse, worm, logic bombs or any other software or technologically damaging or harmful material. You shall not attempt to make unauthorised access to this website, the server on which the site is housed or any server, computer or database related to our website. You agree not to attack this website through any attack of denial of service or an attack of distributed denial of service. Failure to comply with this clause shall be considered an infraction as defined under the applicable regulations. We will report any failure to comply with this regulation to the corresponding authorities, and we will co-operate with them to determine the identity of the attacker. Likewise, in the event of failure to comply with this clause, authorisation to use this website shall be suspended immediately. We shall not be held liable for any damage or harm resulting from a denial of service attack, virus or any other software or technologically damaging or harmful material that may affect your computer, IT equipment, data or materials as a result of using this website or downloading content from the same or those to which this site redirects you.

17. LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE

If our website contains links to other websites and third-party materials, said links are provided for information purposes only and we have no control whatever over the content of those websites or materials. Therefore, we shall not accept any liability for any damage or harm deriving from their use.

18. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

The applicable regulations require that some of the information or notification that we send to you be in written form. By using this website, you agree that most of the communication with us will be electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or we will provide you information by posting alerts on this website. For contractual purposes, you agree to use this electronic means of communication and accept that all contracts, notifications, information and other communication that we send you electronically complies with the legal requirements of providing it in writing. This condition will not affect your rights as recognised by law.

19. NOTIFICATIONS

The notifications that you send us must be sent preferably through our contact form. Pursuant to the provisions in clause 18 above, and unless otherwise stipulated, we may send you notifications either by e-mail or ordinary mail to the electronic or postal address you provided us when placing an order. It shall be understood that the notifications have been received and have been carried out correctly as soon as they are posted on our website, 24 hours after they have been sent by e-mail, or three days after the postage date on any letter. As proof that the notification has been sent it shall be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that it was correctly addressed, that the correct postage was paid and that it was duly delivered to the post office or to a mail box, in the case of an email, that the notification was sent to the email address specified by the recipient.

20. TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

The Contract is binding both for you and for us, as well as for our respective successors, transferees and heirs. You may not transmit, cede, levy or in any other way transfer a Contract or any of the rights or obligations derived from the same, without having obtained our written consent in advance. We may transmit, cede, levy, subcontract or in any other way transfer a Contract or any of the rights or obligations derived from the same, at any time during the life of the Contract. To avoid any doubt, said transmissions, cessions, levies or other transfers shall not affect the rights that, as applicable, you have as a consumer recognised by law or cancel, reduce or limit in any way the express and tacit guarantees that we may have given you.

21. FORCE MAJEURE

We will not be liable for any non-compliance or delay in compliance with any of the obligations we assume under a Contract when caused by events that are beyond our reasonable control ("Force Majeure"). Force Majeure shall include any act, event, failure to exercise, omission or accident, that is beyond our reasonable control, including, among others, the following: 

  • Strike, lockout or other forms of protest.
  • Civil unrest, revolt, invasion, terrorist attack or terrorist threat, war (declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
  • Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, collapse, epidemic or any other natural disaster.
  • Inability to use trains, ships, aircraft, motorized transport or other means of transport, public or private.
  • Inability to use public or private telecommunication systems.
  • Acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government or public authority.
  • Strike, failure or accident in maritime or river transport, postal transport or any other type of transport.

It shall be understood that our obligations deriving from Contracts are suspended during the period in which Force Majeure remains in effect, and we will be given an extension of the period in which to fulfil these obligations by an amount of time equal to the time that the situation of Force Majeure lasted. We will provide all reasonable resources to end the situation of Force Majeure or to find a solution that enables us to fulfil our obligations by virtue of the Contract despite the situation of Force Majeure.

22. WAIVING RIGHTS

The lack of requirement on our part for strict compliance on your part with any of the obligations assumed by you by virtue of a Contract or of these Conditions or a lack of exercising on our part of the rights or actions that correspond to us by virtue of this Contract or of the Conditions shall not constitute the waiving or limitation of said rights or actions, nor exonerate you from fulfilling said obligations.

The waiving on our part of a specific right or action shall not constitute the waiving of other rights or actions derived from the Contract or from the Conditions. The waiving on our part of any of these Conditions or of the rights or actions derived from the Contract shall not take effect unless expressly stipulated that it is a waiving of rights and is formalised and notified to you in accordance with the provisions of the Notifications section above.

23. PARTIAL ANNULMENT

Should any of these Conditions or any provision of a Contract be declared null and void by firm resolution from the corresponding authority, the remaining terms and conditions shall remain in effect without being affected by said declaration of annulment.

24. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Conditions and any document referenced in the same constitute the entire agreement between you and us as regards the purpose of the same, replacing any previous pact, agreement or promise made between you and us verbally or in writing. You and ourselves acknowledge that we have agreed to enter into the Contract without depending on any declaration or promise made by the other party or that could have been inferred from any statement or document in the negotiations entered into by the two parties prior to said Contract, except those expressly mentioned in these Conditions. Neither you nor ourselves shall take any action regarding any untrue statement made by the other party, verbally or in writing, prior to the date of the Contract (unless said untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the only action that may be taken by the other party shall be due to breach of contract in accordance with the provisions of these Conditions.

25. OUR RIGHT TO MODIFY THESE CONDITIONS

We have the right to review and modify these Conditions at any time. You are subject to the policies and Conditions in effect at the moment in which you use this website directly, or directly in our office or place each order, except when by law or decision of governmental entities we must make changes retroactively to said policies, Terms or Privacy Statement, in which case the possible changes will also affect orders made previously by you.

26. APPLICABLE LEGISLATION AND JURISDICTION

The use of our website and the product purchase contracts through said website shall be governed by Belgian legislation. Any controversy that arises or is related to the use of the website or said contracts shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Belgian courts.

27. COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please send any comments and suggestions through our contact form or directly to hello@manine-montessori.com.

If you think that, as a consumer, your rights have been infringed, you may fill a complaint by sending an e-mail hello@manine-montessori.com with a view to requesting an amicable settlement.

We inform you that, in accordance with Regulation (EC) N° 524/2013, you are also entitled to pursuing an out-of-court settlement of our dispute through the EU on-line dispute resolution platform accessible at the internet address http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.

You may also contact the Belgian ombudsman service for consumers, North Gate II, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 8 1000 Brussels (tel. 02 702 52 00 / Fax 02 808 71 29 - e-mail: contact@consumerombudsman.be – web site accessible at the internet address https://www.consumerombudsman.be/en).

Last updated on 28/08/2019


 

ANNEX

Model withdrawal form

(Complete and return this form only if you wish to withdraw from the contract)

 

To Nuppu BVBA, at the address Manine Montessori,Bolk 57, 2350 Vosselaar, BELGIUM (e-mail: hello@manine-montessori.com)

I hereby give notice that I withdraw from my contract of sale of the following goods:

Ordered on/received on (*)

Name of consumer

Address of consumer

Signature of consumer (only if this form is notified on paper)

Date

(*) Delete as appropriate