Terms & Conditions (Rent)

1.           Definitions

1.1         In these present terms and conditions, the following capitalized terms will have the meaning ascribed thereto below:

1.2         Agreement:
The written arrangement (such as a confirmed proposal or confirmation order) on the basis of which Energy Floors provides Service(s) and/or rents Products to a Customer to which these Terms and Conditions apply.

1.3         Article:
Any article of the Terms and Conditions.

1.4        Customer:
The party with whom Energy Floors enters into an Agreement regarding the rent of Products and/or the performance of Services.

1.5         Energy Meter:
The energy meter to be connected with the SDF to measure and visualize the energy produced by the SDF.

1.6        Instructions:
The instructions provided by Energy Floors to the Customer described in Annex I and when provided the Maintenance Manual, containing the instructions for proper use and maintenance of each of the Products.

1.7        Parties:
Energy Floors and the Customer.

1.8        Products:
Collectively the Energy Meter and/or the SDF and/or any other product of Energy Floors, as well as any packaging materials and accessories, all as more detailed described in the proposal that is provided to the Customer.

1.9        Energy Floors:
Energy Floors, a trade name of the company Sustainable Dance Club B.V. organized under the laws of the Netherlands, which registered office at Pannekoekstraat 106, 3011 LL Rotterdam, the Netherlands, registered with the Dutch Commercial Register under number 24424521.

1.10       SDF:
The Sustainable Dance Floor, also called energy generating dance floor.

1.11        Services:
The service(s) provided by Energy Floors to the Customer. These services can be:
– installation of the Products;
– maintenance of the Products;
– removal of the Products; and/or
– dispatching of the Products.

1.12        Terms and Conditions:
These present terms and conditions. 

2.          General

2.1            These Terms and Conditions apply to each Agreement or other legal relationship between Energy Floors and a Customer.

2.2           In the event of a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the Agreement, the Agreement always prevails.

2.3           Any general terms and conditions of the Customer do not apply.

2.4          Any offers made by Energy Floors are without obligation and cannot create any obligation by Energy Floors to any other party, until confirmation is received from Customer.

2.5           Energy Floors is entitled to amend these General Terms and Conditions at its free disposal. As soon as the amended General Terms and Conditions have been sent to the Customer, these amended General Terms and Conditions apply for new agreements. 

3.          Payment terms

3.1           The price agreed for the entire term of the Agreement will be due and payable immediately after Parties enter into the Agreement.

3.2           If the Agreement stipulates that (part of) the price becomes due and payable after the Customer’s receipt of the Products in good order, the Products are deemed to be received in good order if the Customer does not provide Energy Floors with a substantiated, written complaint, which can be per e-mail or fax, within two calendar days after receipt of the Products.

3.3          If the Customer sends Energy Floors a complaint as meant in the previous paragraph with good reason, Energy Floors can decide at its sole discretion to either repair or replace the Products.

3.4          If the costs involved with repairing or replacing the Product are disproportionately high in respect of the defect, Energy Floors is entitled to grant the Customer a credit note instead.

3.5          If the Customer does not pay an undisputed invoice on time, it is in default by operation of law and, without any notice of default being required, interest on the payment of such undisputed and delayed invoice will incur from the day following the agreed payment date up to the date of actual payment at an interest charge that is equal to the Dutch statutory commercial interest applying at that time.

3.6          All debt collection costs that are incurred after the relevant payment term for an undisputed invoice has expired will be borne by the Customer. If Energy Floors deems it necessary to contract out collection of this receivable, the Customer will be informed of this in writing. Energy Floors may also claim reasonable costs incurred in the legal proceedings in addition to the amount awarded by the court if the Customer is held to be entirely or substantially in the wrong.

3.7           Energy Floors is not obliged to refund payments made by the Customer in the event of early termination of the Agreement by the Customer, unless Article 6 applies. 

4.       Rent

4.1           The rent to be paid by the Customer to Energy Floors for the Products and/or the Services are listed in the Agreement. The prices of Energy Floors are quoted in Euro’s, exclusive of VAT and any other taxes or levies. The rent is charged per 24 hours.

4.2       The rent will be paid ultimately two weeks before the day the Customer intents to receive the Products.

4.3       The Products are rented for the period as stated in the Agreement. Each Agreement is entered into on the moment indicated therein and remains in effect and terminate as indicated therein, unless terminated earlier by either Party in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or with the Agreement.

4.4       Energy Floors is only obliged to deliver the Products to the Customer if the Customer or its representative furnishes proof of his identity by means of showing Energy Floors at least two identification documents. The Customer furthermore is obliged to show Energy Floors on request a bank statement no older than three months.

4.5       The Customer must sign for acceptance when the Products are being delivered by a transport company on behalf of Energy Floors. ANY DAMAGE MUST BE NOTED ON THE BILL OF LADING (CMR in case of road transport or Airway Bill in case of air transport), otherwise the Customer is liable for damage during transport.

4.6       The Customer should return the Products at its sole expense by transferring the Products to Energy Floors on the date the Agreement ends. The Products should be dispatched in accordance with Article 10 and the Instructions, for receipt by Energy Floors within two working days if sent within the Netherlands, within seven working days if sent within Europe and within fourteen working days if sent from any place outside Europe. If the Customer fails to return the Products on time, in addition to any other costs and/or damages Energy Floors may suffer, the Customer will pay 150% of the rent that is charged per 24 hours for every 24 hours the Customer is late.

4.7       If the Agreement stipulates that Energy Floors will collect the Products upon termination of the Agreement, the Customer will be obliged to make the Products available to Energy Floors at the agreed time and agreed place. This place at any time need be a place that can be reached by a small truck. The Customer shall hereto inter alia allow Energy Floors to enter the places where the Products are located. If the Customer fails to meet this obligation as a result of which Energy Floors cannot collect the Products in whole or in part, in addition to any other costs and/or damages Energy Floors may suffer, the Customer will pay 150% of the rent that is charged per 24 hours for every 24 hours the Customer is late.

4.8       Until the Products are collected, Customer is fully responsible for safe storage of the Products. ANY LIABILITIES ARISING SHALL BE SOLELY AND FULLY FOR THE ACCOUNT OF CUSTOMER. CUSTOMER  FULLY INDEMNIFIES ENERGY FLOORS FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING IN THIS PERIOD.

4.9       The SDF need be returned fully cleaned in the way as described in the Instructions. For every unclean tile of the SDF, Energy Floors is entitled to charge Customer an extra € 5,- ex. VAT.

4.10      The Customer is not allowed to sub-lease any of the Products without Energy Floors’ prior written permission.

4.11       The Customer is obliged to return the Products in the same condition as the Products were when the Products were delivered to the Customer.

4.12      Upon receipt by Energy Floors of the Products, Energy Floors will check within seven working days whether the Products are in the condition as meant above. If the Products are damaged in whole or in part, the Customer is obliged to refund all costs involved. Energy Floors will exert itself to keep the costs involved with the repair as low as reasonably possible. If the costs exceed the value of the Products, Energy Floors will allow the Customer to refund the value of the Products instead. Energy Floors shall notify the Customer within fourteen working days of receipt of the Products of the amount to be refunded by the Customer. This refund will take place within fourteen calendar days after Energy Floors’ request, in the absence of which the Customer is in default by operation of law. In that case, Articles 3.5 and 3.6 apply. ANY DAMAGES ARISING DUE TO RETURNING OF DAMAGED PRODUCTS SHALL BE FULLY BORNE BY CUSTOMER. CUSTOMER FULLY INDEMNIFIES ENERGY FLOORS FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE RETURN OF DAMAGED PRODUCTS. 

5.       Security deposit

5.1        If desired by Energy Floors, Customer will pay an amount of €100,- per tile the SDF consists of as security deposit. Energy Floors is entitled to set off any amount owned by the Customer to SDF with this security deposit. After Energy Floors took possession of the Products, Energy Floors will refund the security deposit within seven working days, if applicable reduced with any set-offs. 

6.          Cancellation

6.1        After the order has been confirmed by Customer to Energy Floors, Customer is entitled to cancel the Agreement until thirty days before the day Customer intended to receive the Products (delivery date) upon payment of a cancelation fee: all costs that have been made by Energy Floors in relation to the order, will be charged, with a  minimum of 50% of the original price. Upon cancellation later than  thirty days before the delivery date, Customer is obliged to pay Energy Floors 90% of the original price.           

7.          Intellectual property rights

7.1        Customer agrees that all intellectual property rights, including all copyrights, patents, trademarks, knowhow, service marks and trade secrets, in and to the Services, Products or Instructions are solely the property of Energy Floors or its licensors, and that any confidential or proprietary information relating to the Services, Products or Instructions shall be deemed Energy Floors’ confidential information. Customer will not disclose any of these intellectual property rights to any third party, nor will Customer otherwise infringe these intellectual property rights. The Customer may in particular not remove, alter or obscure any copyright or other proprietary rights notices marked on any part of the Products or the Instructions nor (try to) open or make holes in any part of the Products. The Customer expressly waives, and hereby assigns to Energy Floors, any and all right title and interest, including any and all intellectual property rights that the Customer may acquire in the Products, except for the licenses expressly granted by Energy Floors and any pre-existing intellectual property belonging to the Customer. The Customer will not perform any activities to copy, build or develop any type of energy generating floor. 

7.2        In the event of a breach or a threatened breach of this Article 7, Energy Floors is entitled to seek appropriate injunctive relief. In the event of a breach, Energy Floors shall also be entitled to seek actual damages and any other relief permitted under law. Without prejudice to the rights of Energy Floors as stated in this Article 7, Energy Floors is entitled to a penalty in the amount of € 100,000. This penalty is immediately due and payable. 

8.       Compliance

8.1      The Customer and Energy Floors will refrain from any behavior that is in conflict with the Agreement, the Terms and Conditions or with applicable law and/or regulations, and will act and behave in conformity with what may be expected of a responsible and careful contract parties.

8.2       The Customer is solely responsible for obtaining and maintain in full force and effect any permissions required by the laws and regulations applicable to the Customer for the use of the Products and/or the Services. 

9.       Normal use

9.1        The Customer is obliged to use the Products in conformity with the Instructions (as defined in article 1.6). If the Customer does not fulfill the obligation as stipulated in this Article, Energy Floors cannot be held liable for any damage resulting. Any guarantee, indemnification or warranty given by Energy Floors to the Customer, either by law or by the Agreement, only applies as long as the Customer uses the Products in conformity with this Article and the Instructions (as defined in article 1.6).

9.2       If the Customer discovers a defect in any of the Products, the Customer is obliged to take the Product out of use immediately. Subsequently, the Customer is obliged to inform Energy Floors immediately about the defect. Energy Floors then is obliged to repair or replace the Product, unless parties mutually agree otherwise or unless, at the sole discretion of Energy Floors, the costs involved with repairing or replacing the Product are disproportionately high in respect of the defect. Energy Floors then is entitled to grant the Customer a credit note instead.

9.3          Subsequently Energy Floors will examine the defect Product. If this examination shows that the defect has not been caused by the Customer, all the costs involved (including shipping costs and costs involved with the examination and repair) will be at Energy Floors’ expense. If not, the aforementioned costs will be at the Customer’s expense and no credit note as meant in the previous paragraph will be granted. Any defect will be deemed to be caused by the Customer if the Customer did not install and/or maintain the Product in accordance with the Instructions or these Terms and Conditions. This remedy is the exclusive remedy of the Customer in the event of a defect. 

10.        Liability/indemnification

10.1       Neither Party will ever be liable towards the other Party for any consequential damage, including in any event consequential loss, loss as a consequence of stagnation of operations and/or loss of profit of the other, provided however that the exclusion of liability in this Article is not applicable to the liability of the Customer for consequential damage resulting from an infringement by the Customer of the intellectual property rights of Energy Floors as meant in Article 7.

10.2      Should Energy Floors at any time be liable for any damage suffered by the Customer, this liability can never exceed the SUM RECEIVED BY Energy Floors UNDER the Agreement.

10.3      ENERGY FLOORS IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM (FROM A CUSTOMER OR A THIRD PARTY) ARISING FROM USAGE OF ANY PRODUCTS DURING THE RENTAL PERIOD. CUSTOMER SHALL FULLY INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS AND DEFEND ENERGY FLOORS AND RELATED PARTIES SUCH AS EMPLOYEES OR MANAGEMENT FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIM AGAINST THEM ARISING FROM USAGE OF THE FLOOR DURING THE RENTAL PERIOD. THIS INDEMNIFICATION INCLUDES ALL COSTS RELATED TO ANY SUCH CLAIM, SUCH AS LEGAL/ ADVISORY COSTS, TRAVEL COSTS, COURT FEES AND SO ON, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY IN CASE OF ANY LAWSUIT.

10.4      The restrictions upon liability included in this Article do not apply where the damage is the consequence of intent or deliberate recklessness on the part of a Party or of its management. 

11.         Transfer of risk

The risk of loss or damage to the Products and the liability for use of the Products will pass from Energy Floors to the Customer upon delivery of the Products. If the Customer and Energy Floors agree that Energy Floors will transport and install the Products, the risk of loss or damage to the Products will pass upon installation. The indemnification clause as included above in article 10.4 applies mutatis mutandis. 

12.         Force majeure

12.1       If Energy Floors fails to perform its obligations for a reason that cannot be imputed to it (force majeure), it shall not be liable. To the extent that performance is not permanently impossible, the obligations are suspended until the force majeure event no longer applies. If the period in which performance is not possible due to force majeure exceeds or will exceed thirty days, either Party is entitled to terminate the Agreement, without there being any obligation towards the other for damages.

12.2       Termination of the Agreement pursuant to Article 12.1 does not relieve the Customer of its obligations to remit payment of any invoices. If Energy Floors has already fulfilled part of its obligations at the start of the force majeure, Energy Floors is entitled to submit a separate invoice for the part of the Service or Products already provided and the Customer is obliged to pay such invoice notwithstanding termination of the Agreement.

12.3       For purposes of this Article 12, force majeure means each circumstance beyond the control of a Party which hampers the full or partial performance of its obligations to the other Party or on account of which the performance of such obligations cannot reasonably be expected of that Party, irrespective of whether that circumstance could have been foreseen at the time the Agreement was concluded. Such circumstances are deemed to include any obligations imposed by the authorities that have consequences for the Agreement and delayed or cancelled obligations of third parties necessary to carry out the Agreement. 

13.      Termination

13.1       In the event that:
(a) the Customer fails to perform any of its obligations towards Energy Floors; or
(b) if Energy Floors has good reason to doubt that the Customer will perform its obligations; and
(c) the Customer is unable, at the first request of Energy Floors, to provide adequate security for the performance of its obligations; or
(d) the assets of the Customer are seized; or

(e) the Customer applies for a suspension of payments, is declared bankrupt or otherwise loses the unfettered control of its assets,
Energy Floors has the right to suspend the execution or further execution of any Agreement(s) concluded with the Customer, or to cancel the said Agreement(s) wholly or partially, without prejudice to the right of Energy Floors to compensation of direct or other damages. Should Energy Floors cancel the said Agreement(s), Energy Floors is entitled to collect the Products in accordance with Article 4.6. The Customer is obliged to compensate inter alia the costs involved with this collection. 

14.      Miscellaneous

14.1          If any provision of the Terms and Conditions and/or of any Agreement will be deemed by any court of competent jurisdiction or other competent authority to be void, invalid, unenforceable or unlawful in whole or in part, the Terms and Conditions and/or any affected Agreement will continue to be valid and enforceable as to the other terms and the remainder of the affected term. The affected provision will be deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to render it valid and enforceable in conformity with applicable law and Parties’ intent as expressed in the Terms and Conditions and/or that Agreement.

14.2         The Agreement is governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands, without reference to conflicts of law principles and/or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

14.3         Any dispute, will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This is without prejudice to either Party’s right to seek interim relief against the other Party (such as an injunction) through the president of the district court of Rotterdam, the Netherlands to protect its rights and interests.

14.4         Any claims of either Party shall lapse three months after termination of the Agreement to which these claims pertain, or on such earlier date as may be stipulated by law.

14.5         Failure by a Party to at any time or for any time enforce or insist on the performance of an obligation or any term or any of its rights hereunder will not be deemed to be or construed as a waiver by that Party thereof or of any other obligation or of any other term or of any of its other rights hereunder.

14.6         The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for ease of reference only and shall not be taken into account in the construction or interpretation of any term to which they refer.

14.7         These Terms and Conditions, including the Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement between Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all previous oral or written documents, agreements, commitments, understandings or communications between the Parties relating to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions.

14.8         Any terms of these Terms and Conditions and/or any Agreement, which are expressly or by their nature intended to continue to apply after the termination for whatever reason of these Terms and Conditions and/or the Agreement, will after termination remain valid and apply to the Parties and their respective successors and assignees. In particular the terms with respect to fees and expenses, confidentiality, intellectual property rights, data protection, liability, non solicitation, force majeure, assignment, survival, severability, applicable law, choice of forum and entire agreement shall survive any termination of these Terms and Conditions and/or the Agreement.

 

ANNEX I

Instructions

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULY AND RETAIN THEM FOR REFERANCE. ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THE PRODUCT(S) IS / ARE OPERATED CORRECTLY.

USE THE PRODUCT(S) ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY ENERGY FLOORS.

THE PRECAUTIONS NOTED IN THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE INTENDED TO INSTRUCT YOU IN THE SAFE AND CORRECT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT(S) TO PREVENT INJURIES OR DAMAGES TO YOURSELF AND ANY OTHER PERSON(S), PROPERTIES AND THE PRODUCT ITSELF.

General

  • Avoid dropping or subjecting the product to severe impacts that could damage the electronics and/or the casing of the product.


Transportation and installation

  • The Energy Meter can only be connected with the electricity socket and the SDF as described in the installation manual.
  • Transportation of the Energy Meter and or SDF is only allowed in special casing as specified and provided by Energy Floors
  • NO PEOPLE OTHER THAN CERTIFIED INSTALLERS ARE ALLOWED TO OPEN OR ADJUST THE PRODUCTS, OPENING THE PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE A MALFUNCTION AND WILL DISMISS ANY LIABILITY, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE
  • During the installation, the accompanying installation manual should at all times be followed. In case of doubt, the customer should at all times contact Energy Floors
  • Place the product on a flat, hard and stable surface where it cannot fall and will not vibrate.

 

Lights

  • Lights above and near the SDF and the Energy Meter should be minimized as much as possible; any lights within a distance of 10 meter have a negative influence on the visibility of the Product lights
  • People with epilepsy and/or disturbance of equilibrium or other disabilities which may be influenced by (blinking) lights can be in the proximity of the SDF and the Energy Meter at their own risk.

 

Sensitivity to magnetic fields

  • Avoid strong magnetic fields; never place the product in close proximity to equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions of the Products. 

 

Electricity and heat

  • When connecting the Products: never allow the power cord or plug to contact water or any other liquid or a source of heat such as a hot hob or flame
  • Verify the voltage and current is the same as indicated in the instruction
  • The product needs space to allow heat to escape, thereby preventing the risk of fire. Make sure that the product has sufficient space around it and does not come in contact with flammable material. The product must not be covered while in use. Make sure any air vents are not covered or blocked
  • Never allow the power cord to hang over the edge of a draining board, worktop or table
  • Make sure your hands are dry before touching the cable or plug
  • Always use earthed power sockets.

 

Normal use of the SDF and the Energy Meter is further subject to the following restrictions:

  • WHEN SDF IS NOT BEING OPERATED, NO STEPPING OR OTHER MOVEMENT ON OR OVER THE MODULES IS ALLOWED
  • SDF and the MiniSDC are meant for use by dancing and moving people only; no machines, weights, vehicles or other (heavy) objects may be placed on or moved over SDF or in the MiniSDC
  • Do not jump or dance on SDF or in MiniSDC with a frequency above 120 beats per minute
  • Do not exceed the maximum weight tolerance per SDF module of 150 kilogram (330 lbs)
  • The Products cannot be exposed to corrosive substances
  • The Products cannot be exposed to sharp or hard materials
  • The Products cannot be exposed to any other materials, liquids and/or gasses of which it is generally known that they may cause damage to synthetic materials
  • The floor modules are 20 cm / 8” thick. Mind your step by entering or leaving the dance floor; especially in a dark environment
  • Be aware of the 5mm / 0.2” gap between the modules. Be careful with high heels, clothing and small body parts
  • No head spins or backspins
  • The surface can get slippery when wet. Avoid spilling drinks and liquids on the dance floor
  • Don’t put any glasses or bottles on the dance floor and don’t litter on the dance floor
  • Don’t drop heavy objects on the floor like bottles, glasses, tools etc. Glass can shutter
  • When glass top layer is shattered don’t step on the module
  • The edges of the modules are sharp. Be careful with body parts and clothing
  • Don’t trip over the cable running from the floor to a control-system
  • Don’t lift, tilt or shift the modules. Modules are heavy and sharp
  • Don’t jump on the floor with stretched legs and don’t pound its surface. This can cause injury to yourself and this could seriously damage the inner circuit of the dance floor
  • Give each other enough space to move on the floor. Don’t step with more than 2 people on 1 module
  • Don’t connect electrical equipment to any part of the floor
  • Do not to push or lean against the MiniSDC or the Energy Meter
  • The Products cannot be exposed to temperatures above 55 degrees Celsius (131 degrees Fahrenheit) or below 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • The Products must be cleaned after each event
  • The Products may only be cleaned by using a wet cloth with non-corrosive substances. No high pressure cleaning equipment may be used. Never use boiling liquids.

 

Maintenance and repair

  • Do not attempt to dissemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described in documents provided by Energy Floors
  • Have any repairs carried out solely by qualified personnel, trained by or on behalf of Energy Floors. Never try to repair the SDF or the Energy Meter by yourself without prior consent.

 

 

Terms & Conditions (Purchase)

1. Definitions

1.1 In these present terms and conditions, the following capitalized terms will have the meaning ascribed thereto below:

1.2 Agreement:
The written arrangement (such as a confirmed proposal or confirmation order) on the basis of which Energy Floors provides Products and Service(s) and/or rents Products to a Customer to which these Terms and Conditions apply.

1.3 Article:
Any article of the Terms and Conditions.

1.4 Customer:
The party with whom Energy Floors enters into an Agreement regarding the sale and purchase of Products and/or the performance of Services.

1.5 EF:
Energy generating floor, also called Energy Floor, meaning SDF and/or SEF; products of Energy Floors.

1.6 Energy Floors:
Energy Floors, a trade name of the company Sustainable Dance Club B.V. organized under the laws of the Netherlands, which registered office at Directiekade 12, 3089 JA Rotterdam, the Netherlands, registered with the Dutch Commercial Register under number 24424521.

1.7 Energy Meter:
The energy meter to be connected with the EF to measure and visualize the energy produced by the EF.

1.8 Instructions:
The installation manual, the maintenance manual and the attached instructions for normal use provided by Energy Floors to the Customer containing the total set of instructions for proper use of each of the Products as provided to the Customer.

1.9 Parties:
Energy Floors and the Customer.

1.10 Products:
Collectively the Energy Meter and/or the EF and/or the MiniClub and/or any other product of Energy Floors, as well as any packaging materials and accessories, all as more detailed described in the proposal that has been send to Customer.

1.11 SDF:
The energy generating dance floor, also called the Sustainable Dance Floor.

1.12 SEF:
The energy generating walkable floor, also called the Sustainable Energy Floor.

1.13 Services:
The service(s) provided by Energy Floors to the Customer. These services are:
– transport of Products;
– installation of the Products;
– training of Customer;
– maintenance of the Products, subject to the specified Warranty.

1.14 Terms and Conditions:
These present terms and conditions.

2. General

2.1 These Terms and Conditions apply to each Agreement or other legal relationship between Energy Floors and a Customer.

2.2 In the event of a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the Agreement, the Agreement always prevails.

2.3 Any general terms and conditions of the Customer do not apply, unless otherwise explicitly stated in the Agreement.

2.4 Any offers made by Energy Floors are without obligation and cannot create any obligation by Energy Floors to any other party, until confirmation is received from Customer. 

3. Price and payment general

3.1 The prices to be paid by the Customer to Energy Floors for the Products and/or the Services are listed in the Agreement. The prices of Energy Floors are quoted in Euro’s, exclusive of VAT and any other taxes or levies.

3.2 If the Customer does not pay an undisputed invoice on time, it is in default by operation of law and, provided the Customer has been given seven days written notice of the default via email, interest on the payment of such undisputed and delayed invoice will incur from 7 days following the agreed payment date up to the date of actual payment at an interest charge that is equal to the Dutch statutory commercial interest applying at that time.

3.3 All debt collection costs that are incurred after the relevant payment term for an undisputed invoice has expired will be borne by the Customer.

3.4 Energy Floors is not obliged to refund payments made by the Customer in the event of early termination of the Agreement by the Customer.

3.5 If the Agreement stipulates that (part of) the price becomes due and payable after the Customer’s receipt of the Products in good order, the Products are deemed to be received in good order if the Customer does not provide Energy Floors with a substantiated, written complaint within fourteen calendar days after receipt of the Products.

3.6 If the Customer sends Energy Floors a complaint as meant in the previous paragraph with good reason, Energy Floors can decide at its sole discretion to either repair or replace the Products.

3.7 If the costs involved with repairing or replacing the Product are disproportionately high in respect of the defect, Energy Floors will refund money paid by the Customer in respect of the defective Product within seven calendar days of receipt of the complaint.

3.8 The ownership of any delivered Product will not transfer to the Customer until the price of all ordered Products is fully paid.

4. Intellectual property rights

4.1 Customer agrees that all intellectual property rights, including all copyrights, patents, trademarks, knowhow, in and to the Products are solely the property of Energy Floors or its licensors, and that any confidential or proprietary information relating to the Services, Products or Instructions shall be deemed Energy Floors’s confidential information. Customer will not infringe these intellectual property rights. The Customer expressly waives, and hereby assigns to Energy Floors, any and all right title and interest, including any and all intellectual property rights that the Customer may acquire in the Products, except for the licenses expressly granted by Energy Floors and any pre-existing intellectual property belonging to the Customer. The Customer shall not perform, commission or otherwise initiate any activities to copy, build or develop any type of energy generating floor and/or the Mini Sustainable Dance Club nor any product that is confusingly similar to these products nor any other (essential parts of a) Product of Energy Floors.

4.2 In the event of a breach of this Article 4, Energy Floors is entitled to seek appropriate injunctive relief. In the event of a breach, Energy Floors shall also be entitled to seek actual damages and any other relief permitted under law including specific performance. Without prejudice to the rights of Energy Floors as stated in this Article 4, Energy Floors is entitled to a penalty up to the amount of € 100,000 per event.

5. Compliance

5.1 The Customer and Energy Floors will refrain from any behavior that is in conflict with the Agreement, the Terms and Conditions or with applicable law and/or regulations, and will act and behave in conformity with what may be expected of a responsible and careful contract parties.

5.2 The Customer is solely responsible for obtaining and maintain in full force and effect any permissions required by the laws and regulations applicable to the Customer for the use of the Products and/or the Services.

6. Warranty and Normal use

6.1 Energy Floors must use all reasonable skill and care and to the best of Energy Floors’s knowledge, experience and expertise to provide:
(a) the Services
(b) the Products
and must ensure that the Products when installed and implemented provide the functions and meets the performance criteria as described in the product specification.

6.2 Energy Floors represents and warrants to the Customer that:
(a) it is a legal entity duly incorporated and validly existing;
(b) it has the power to execute deliver and perform the Service and provide the Products under this agreement;
(c) to its knowledge there are no claims or investigations pending or threatened by or against it which may have a material effect on its ability to perform the Services and provide the Products;
(d) it has all authorizations required by law to perform the Services and provide the Products;
(f) it has the technical expertise to design, supply and implement the Product and to perform the Services;
(g) it has a valid license to provide the Services and Product and to grant the right to the Customer to use the Product.
The warranty period commences at the date of this Agreement and terminates one (1) year later.

Energy Floors will during the warranty period provide necessary support services and will (assist to) correct each default which is discovered or notified to the Customer during the warranty period.

6.3 THE CUSTOMER IS OBLIGED TO USE THE PRODUCTS IN CONFORMITY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS (AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE 1.6). IF THE CUSTOMER DOES NOT FULFILL THE OBLIGATION AS STIPULATED IN THIS ARTICLE, ENERGY FLOORS CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING. ANY GUARANTEE, INDEMNIFICATION OR WARRANTY GIVEN BY ENERGY FLOORS TO THE CUSTOMER, EITHER BY LAW OR BY THE AGREEMENT, ONLY APPLIES AS LONG AS THE CUSTOMER USES THE PRODUCTS IN CONFORMITY WITH THIS ARTICLE AND THE INSTRUCTIONS (AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE 1.8).

6.4 If the Customer discovers a defect in any of the Products, the Customer is obliged to take the Product out of use immediately. Within seven calendar days of this removal, the Customer is obliged to send Energy Floors a written notice regarding the defect. After receipt of the written complaint, the Product involved will be sent to Energy Floors for examination or Energy Floors will examine and, if reasonably possible, remedy the defect on the spot. After examination and a finding in the reasonable opinion of Energy Floors that the Product is defective, Energy Floors can choose to remedy the defect or replace the Product. If examination shows that the defect has not been caused by the Customer and the defect is covered by a warranty, the costs involved with the examination and repair or replacement will be at Energy Floors’ expense, except for sending the faulty parts to Energy Floors. If not, the aforementioned costs will be at the Customer’s expense. Any defect will be deemed to be caused by the Customer if the Customer did not maintain the Product in accordance with the Instructions or these Terms and Conditions. ENERGY FLOORS WILL NOT BE OBLIGED TO COMPENSATE ANY OTHER COSTS BUT THE COSTS MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE. THIS REMEDY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CUSTOMER IN THE EVENT OF A DEFECT.

6.5 The provisions of Section 2 and Section 3 of Book 7 of the Dutch Civil Code do not apply on the Agreement nor on these Terms and Conditions.

7. Liability

7.1 NEITHER PARTY WILL EVER BE LIABLE TOWARDS THE OTHER PARTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, INCLUDING IN ANY EVENT CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, LOSS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF STAGNATION OF OPERATIONS AND/OR LOSS OF PROFIT OF THE OTHER, PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN THIS ARTICLE IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE LIABILITY OF THE CUSTOMER FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE RESULTING FROM AN INFRINGEMENT BY THE CUSTOMER OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ENERGY FLOORS AS MEANT IN ARTICLE 5.

7.2 SHOULD ENERGY FLOORS AT ANY TIME BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE SUFFERED BY THE CUSTOMER, THIS LIABILITY CAN NEVER EXCEED THE SUM RECEIVED BY ENERGY FLOORS UNDER THE AGREEMENT.

The restrictions upon liability included in this Article do not apply where the damage is the consequence of intent or deliberate recklessness or a negligent act or omission on the part of a Party or of its management.

8. Transfer of risk

8.1 The risk of loss or damage to the Products will pass upon installation upon satisfactory installation following testing by Energy Floors that the Product is fit for use.

8.2 The Customer must sign for acceptance when the Products are being delivered by a transport company on behalf of Energy Floors. ANY DAMAGE OF THE PACKAGING NOTICEABLE AFTER VISUAL INSPECTION MUST BE NOTED ON THE BILL OF LADING (CMR in case of road transport or Airway Bill in case of air transport).

9. Force majeure

9.1 IF ENERGY FLOORS FAILS TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS FOR A REASON THAT CANNOT BE IMPUTED TO IT (FORCE MAJEURE), IT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE. To the extent that performance is not permanently impossible, the obligations are suspended until the force majeure event no longer applies. If the period in which performance is not possible due to force majeure exceeds or will exceed thirty days, either Party is entitled to terminate the Agreement, without there being any obligation towards the other for damages.

9.2 Termination of the Agreement pursuant to Article 9.1 does not relieve the Customer of its obligations to remit payment of any invoices. If Energy Floors has already fulfilled part of its obligations at the start of the force majeure, Energy Floors is entitled to submit a separate invoice for the part of the Service or Products already provided and the Customer is obliged to pay such invoice notwithstanding termination of the Agreement.

9.3 For purposes of this Article 9, force majeure means each circumstance beyond the control of a Party which hampers the full or partial performance of its obligations to the other Party or on account of which the performance of such obligations cannot reasonably be expected of that Party, irrespective of whether that circumstance could have been foreseen at the time the Agreement was concluded. Such circumstances are deemed to include any obligations imposed by the authorities that have consequences for the Agreement and delayed or cancelled obligations of third parties necessary to carry out the Agreement.

10. Confidentiality

10.1 Each Party shall observe confidentiality towards third parties with regard to any data of a secret or confidential nature, in any form whatsoever, obtained from the other Party.

10.2 The duty to observe confidentiality as described in Article 10 remains in effect until two years following termination of the Agreement.

11. Termination

11.1 In the event that the Customer applies for a suspension of payments, is declared bankrupt or otherwise loses the unfettered control of its assets, Energy Floors has the right to suspend the execution or further execution of any Agreement(s) concluded with the Customer, or to cancel the said Agreement(s) wholly or partially, without prejudice to the right of Energy Floors to compensation of direct or other damages. Should the said Agreement(s) be terminated for reasons mentioned in 11.1, before full payment is received, Energy Floors is entitled to collect the Products. The Customer then will be obliged to make the Products available to Energy Floors. The Customer is obliged to compensate inter alia the costs involved with this collection.

12. Miscellaneous

12.1 Neither Party is permitted to assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of any of its rights under the Agreement, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the other Party, which consent will not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned. The Party required to give its consent may however attach reasonable conditions to its consent.

12.2 If any provision of the Terms and Conditions and/or of any Agreement will be deemed by any court of competent jurisdiction or other competent authority to be void, invalid, unenforceable or unlawful in whole or in part, the Terms and Conditions and/or any affected Agreement will continue to be valid and enforceable as to the other terms and the remainder of the affected term. The affected provision will be deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to render it valid and enforceable in conformity with applicable law and Parties’ intent as expressed in the Terms and Conditions and/or that Agreement.

12.3 The Agreement is governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands, without reference to conflicts of law principles and/or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

12.4 In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions, any Agreements and/or any amendment as meant in Article 2.5 to which these Terms and Conditions are applicable, including any question regarding the existence, validity or termination thereof, the Parties shall first endeavor to reach an amicable settlement.

12.5 Any such dispute, as referred to in Article 12.4, will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This is without prejudice to either Party’s right to seek interim relief against the other Party (such as an injunction) through the president of the district court of Rotterdam, the Netherlands to protect its rights and interests.

12.6 Any claims of either Party shall lapse three months after termination of the Agreement to which these claims pertain, or on such earlier date as may be stipulated by law.

12.7 Each Party bears its own costs in connection with the preparation and realization of the Agreement, including (without restriction) the costs of its advisers.

12.8 Failure by a Party to at any time or for any time enforce or insist on the performance of an obligation or any term or any of its rights hereunder will not be deemed to be or construed as a waiver by that Party thereof or of any other obligation or of any other term or of any of its other rights hereunder.

12.9 The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for ease of reference only and shall not be taken into account in the construction or interpretation of any term to which they refer.

12.10 These Terms and Conditions, including the Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement between Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all previous oral or written documents, agreements, commitments, understandings or communications between the Parties relating to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions. Each Party acknowledges that in entering into these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement it has not relied on any representation, warranty or collateral contract or other assurance except those set out therein.

12.11 Any terms of these Terms and Conditions and/or any Agreement, which are expressly or by their nature intended to continue to apply after the termination for whatever reason of these Terms and Conditions and/or the Agreement, will after termination remain valid and apply to the Parties and their respective successors and assignees. In particular the terms with respect to fees and expenses, confidentiality, intellectual property rights, data protection, liability, non solicitation, force majeure, assignment, survival, severability, applicable law, choice of forum and entire agreement shall survive any termination of these Terms and Conditions and/or the Agreement.