Terms and conditions

Organisation

Blue Building Institute, (hereinafter referred to as: BBI). The correspondence address is: Blue Building Institute, Cronenburg 152, 1081 GN Amsterdam.

Applicability

These General Terms and Conditions apply to the use of the services, activities and products of BBI. By entering into an agreement with BBI, you automatically agree to these conditions.

Participants

Participants are companies, organisations, institutions and natural persons (hereinafter referred to as: Participants) who have explicitly indicated by means of a completed and signed application form that they wish to make use of the services of BBI as Participants and whose application has subsequently been confirmed or approved by BBI.

BBI reserves the right to refuse a Participant at all times.

Contractual Agreement
The combination of the Participant's application forms and the confirmation from BBI constitutes a contractual agreement.

Pursuant to Article 3.2, BBI reserves the right to refuse certain Participants. When BBI makes use of this authority, there will be no contractual situation with corresponding mutual rights and obligations. Any such refusal shall be made known by BBI in writing.

Any invalidity of one or more provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the validity and applicability of the remaining provisions. The BBI and the Participant will consult with each other to replace any invalid provisions with provisions that are as close as possible to the purpose and tenor of the agreement.

Deviations from these conditions are only binding if confirmed in writing by the BBI.

Participation fee
The BBI will charge the participation fee by means of an invoice. The participant must pay the participation fee within the period stated on the invoice.

The period stated on the invoice is a strict deadline within the meaning of Article 6:83(a) of the Dutch Civil Code. If the Participant has not paid, has not paid fully and/or has not paid on time, he is legally in default.

The Participant is obliged to reimburse the BBI for all reasonably incurred judicial and extrajudicial collection costs.

Termination

Payments made by participants will not be refunded.

Complaints and disputes

If the service provided by BBI does not meet the expectations raised, BBI will do what is reasonable or necessary to ensure that the service still meets those expectations.

In order to be able to respond quickly to any complaints about the service, the Participant is obliged to report complaints in writing to BBI as soon as possible. In the event of disputes between the Participant and BBI, both undertake in the first instance to resolve such disputes in good consultation. If, however, this does not lead to a satisfactory solution for (one of) the parties, disputes will be submitted to the Court of Amsterdam.

Liability

BBI cannot be held liable for any (consequential) loss incurred by Participants as a result of any errors, omissions etc. caused by or at BBI.

Reserved
All written, digital or other publications, information and/or other databases by BBI are subject to copyright protection. Information made available by participants for the benefit of BBI becomes BBI copyright unless explicitly stated otherwise in advance in writing by the participants.

Acquisition and/or use (other than the use agreed under this agreement) of the BBI information, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the written consent of BBI.

All information acquired and/or produced by BBI is the exclusive property of BBI. Services of BBI are provided to Participants for their own use only. Any form of reuse of services for the purpose of pursuing one's own activities and/or (partial, direct or indirect) sale to a third party is prohibited.

Amendments

BBI constantly strives to improve its products and services. It may therefore be necessary to amend these conditions. In the latter case, Participants will be informed accordingly.

Final clause

These General Terms and Conditions come into force on 01 May 2020. In the event that one or more articles as described in Article 10 are changed in the future, this will not affect the validity of the other, unchanged articles.