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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALES

ORDERS

Every order must be addressed to Akante either by email on company’s letterhead. Akante will confirm receipt of your order within 10 working days either by email. Receipt of this order confirmation constitutes a sales contract. All orders addressed to Akante implies the client’s full acceptance of these sales conditions without reserve. Akante’s General Terms and Conditions of Sales supercede if and when General Puchase Conditions exist. Prices indicated on Akante invoices are in British Sterling and prices listed excluding tax. Products offered and available while stocks last. After confirmation of order, if a product becomes unavailable, Akante will inform the client as soon as possible. If merchandise ordered cannot be delivered, having become unavailable after placement of order, Akante reserves the right to cancel the contract without compensation. In all other circumstances, the contract can only be cancelled with the written accord of both parties. Akante reserves the right to change design and specifications without prior notice. Descriptions of product are given as a rough guide only, as inalterability in materials colour and finishings over time cannot be guaranteed. The buyer is fully aware that exposure of wood or wooden parts to sunlight can alter colour. Akantes’ notices, leaflets, pamphlets and catalogues are for information and guideline purposes only and are not contractually binding. Final product may not be as uniform as mass-produced industrial lines. Slight variations may occur in Akante’s hand-crafted products, especially for bent tempered glasses where a 5 mm dimensional variation must be accepted. Prices in catalogues and other printed materials are for guideline purposes only. Prices applied for each sale are those prices as per date of delivery. All variations in prices shall be fixed by both parties, Akante and the client, in accordance to these terms and Conditions. Contracts signed by agents/reps of Akante are not binding until confirmed in writing by Akante.

INTERNET

The client is not authorised to sell Akante products nor any product bearing the name Akante, online without express prior written consent of Akante.

DELIVERY

Prices of products include cost of delivery. Merchandise is dispatched from our warehouse. Delivery time depends upon the mode of transport. Delivery times indicated on Confirmation of Order are for guidance purposes only. In the case of industrial action by our suppliers, Akante cannot be held liable for late deliveries. Akante will also not be held liable for losses due to non-delivery in exceptional circumstances such as fire, , strikes, boycotts, lock-out, embargoes of war. Akante does not reimburse delivery costs for late deliveries in such exceptional circumstances.

CLAIMS

Before accepting delivery of goods, the client should check that the goods conform to the order. Number of and state of packaging. Goods should be inspected on receipt and the delivery paperwork only signed once the goods have been checked. All problems should be noted on the dispatch docket and Akante informed within 3 working days. Akante cannot compensate for goods damaged in transport if problems have not been recorded in the dispatch docket upon receipt of goods. In the case of goods damaged in transit, it is the responsibility of the client to supply photographs of damaged goods for which compensation is being claimed. The request for compensation, along with clear photographs and precise descriptions should be addressed by email to info@akante.com within 3 working days of receipt of goods. If the entire consignment of goods damaged beyond use, the client should refuse delivery and contact Akante via email (abovementioned address) so that a new delivery can be arranged.

For all other compensation claims, the client is asked to unpack goods within ten working days of receipt of delivery and in case of problem, photos should be sent along to info@akante.com.

All claims received after ten days of delivery or without photographs will not be accepted. Damaged goods should only be returned with Akante’s prior written consent.

PAYMENT

For all customers in France or overseas: full payment for the amount of the order is due within 30 business days, from the date of the invoice. In case of default in payment by due date, Akante reserves the right – in accordance to Article L441-6 of the Code of Commerce – to charge interest at a rate applied by the Central Euopean Bank of 10%. In the case of late or non-payments, interest shall become payable automatically without the necessity of a reminder. For recovery costs, the client will owe 10% of the amount of the claim, with a £50 minimum.

PROPERTY RESERVE CLAUSE RETENTION OF TITLE

Notwithstanding delivery of goods to the client, all goods remain the property of Akante until such time as payment in full has been received and cleared. In the case of non-payment, Akante reserves the right to reclaim all merchandise.

CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE

Any use of the name Akante, its designs and models, logo, texts, documents, illustrations or images, without the express written consent of Akante, constitutes and infringement of copyright of Intellectual Property (copright protection for brands trademarks and registered names). Total or partial reproduction of Akante’s catalogue, is strictly forbidden.

RESPONSIBILITY AND WARRANTY

Akante liability for claims shall be limited to the contract price. Akante cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or stolen goods during transport, even if Akante has chosen the transporter.

APPLICABLE LAW

These General Terms and Conditions are subject to French Law. In the event of a dispute, the Commercial Court of Lille shall have sole jurisdiction, even in the case of introduction of third or multiple parties.