GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
DIR Engineering 2020
General Terms and Conditions of Sale for www.diroffroad.com represented by the company DIR Engineering located in the Netherlands
Article 1: Definitions
1.1. The following definitions apply in these terms and conditions:
a. The entrepreneur: the natural person, legal entity or private partnership, acting in the
exercise of a profession or business, applying these online shop terms and conditions;
b. The consumer: all natural persons who, not acting in the exercise of a profession or business,
enter into an agreement with the entrepreneur as referred to under c;
c. The agreement: the purchase agreement entered into remotely under which the entrepreneur
undertakes to provide one or more moveable products and the consumer undertakes to pay a
d. The offer: the offer from the entrepreneur provided for the purpose of entering into an
agreement as referred to under c in this article.
Article 2: Applicability
2.1. These terms and conditions apply to all offers made by the entrepreneur and to all agreements
concluded by the entrepreneur with the consumer.
2.2. In the event of conflict between the contents of the agreement entered into between the
entrepreneur and the consumer and these terms and conditions, the provisions of the agreement
Article 3: The offer
3.1. The offer is without engagement. The entrepreneur is entitled to revoke its offer up to two working
days after it has received the acceptance.
3.2. The images and photographs used provide, as reasonably as possible, a true representation of the
products’ appearance. A product that shows minor deviations from the product’s appearance in the
images and the photographs shall nevertheless comply with the agreement.
Article 4: Errors in the information provided
4.1. The consumer bears the risk with regard to damage due to errors in the data provided by or on
behalf of the consumer. This does not affect the entrepreneur’s obligation to point out to the
consumer the errors in the data that are relevant to the execution of the agreement, of which the
entrepreneur is reasonably aware, if these become apparent to the entrepreneur prior to or during
the execution of the agreement and the entrepreneur should be deemed an expert on the product.
Article 5: Delivery term and risk transfer
5.1. Unless agreed otherwise, the delivery term is at most 30 days after the agreement has been
5.2. The consumer bears the risk associated with the product from its delivery.
5.3. When products are delivered, the risk associated with the product transfers when the consumer, or
a third party designated by him or her, not being the shipper, has received the product.
Article 6: Payment
6.1. Payment is made into an account to be designated by the entrepreneur.
6.2. Unless otherwise agreed, payment should be made as follows:
a. Payment in instalments: 50% of the total price on the conclusion of the agreement and 50%
b. Payment afterwards: within 14 days after delivery. When several products in the same order
are delivered separately, the payment term starts on the day on which the last product is
delivered to the consumer.
Article 7: Right of withdrawal
7.1. The consumer can dissolve the agreement without providing reasons during a period of 14 days
(the ‘period of reflection’), unless there is no right to dissolve with regard to the product involved,
as set out in paragraph three of this article.
7.2. The period of reflection starts:
a. on the day after the product is received by the consumer or by a representative designated
beforehand by the consumer and made known to the entrepreneur.
b. When several products in the same order are delivered separately: on the day on which the
consumer has received the last product.
c. When a product is delivered that comprises several shipments or parts: on the day on which
the last shipment or the last part is received.
d. When the agreement entails the regular delivery of products during a specific period: on the
day on which the consumer or a third party designated by him or her, not being the shipper,
has received the first product.
7.3. The consumer does not have the right to dissolve the agreement when the delivery involves the
a. products that have been manufactured by the entrepreneur in accordance with the consumer’s
specifications, that are not prefabricated and that are manufactured on the basis of an
individual choice or decision of the consumer.
b. products that are clearly intended for a specific person;
c. products that are not suitable for return for reasons of health protection or hygiene and of
which the seal has been broken after delivery;
d. products that after delivery have, due to their nature, been irrevocably mixed with other
e. alcoholic drinks of which the price has been agreed on the conclusion of the consumer
purchase, but that can only be delivered after 30 days and of which the actual value depends
on market fluctuations over which the trader has no influence;
f. audio and video recordings and computer software of which the seal has been broken after
g. newspapers, journals or magazines, with the exception of an agreement for the regular
delivery of such publications.
Article 8: Exercising the right of withdrawal
8.1. The consumer exercises the right of withdrawal by:
a. completing and returning the model form provided by the entrepreneur, or
b. sending some other declaration to the entrepreneur from which it is clear that he or she wishes
to exercise the right of withdrawal.
8.2. As soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after issuing the declaration that he or she wishes
to exercise the right of withdrawal, the consumer shall return or hand over the product he or she
has received to the entrepreneur or to a person authorised by the entrepreneur to take delivery of
8.3. The consumer bears the direct cost of returning the product.
8.4. If the consumer exercises the right of withdrawal, all additional agreements will be dissolved by
operation of law.
Article 9: The entrepreneur’s obligation to repay on withdrawal
9.1. The entrepreneur shall repay all payments received from the consumer, including any delivery fees
that have been charged by the entrepreneur for the returned product.
9.2. If the consumer has opted for a shipping method that is more expensive than the cheapest
standard delivery, the entrepreneur is not required to repay the additional cost of the more
9.3. The entrepreneur should repay the amounts owing as soon as possible, but within 14 days after
receiving the declaration of withdrawal at the latest. The consumer cannot demand any repayment
from the entrepreneur as long as the product has not been received by the entrepreneur or the
consumer has proven that the product has been returned. This does not apply if the entrepreneur
offers to collect the product.
9.4. For repayment, the entrepreneur uses the same method of payment that the consumer has used,
unless the consumer agrees to another method. The repayment is free of charge for the consumer.
Article 10: The consumer’s obligations during the period of reflection
10.1. During the period of reflection, the consumer shall treat the product and the packaging with due
care. He or she shall only unpack or use the product as much as is needed to be able to decide
whether he or she wants to keep the product. If the consumer exercises the right of withdrawal, he
or she shall return the product with all the delivered accessories and, where reasonably possible, in
the original condition and packaging, to the entrepreneur, in accordance with the reasonable and
clear instructions provided by the entrepreneur.
10.2. The consumer is liable for the devaluation of the product if the product has been handled more
than is needed to determine the nature, features and operation thereof.
Article 11: Force majeure
11.1. If fulfilment of an obligation under the agreement is temporarily impossible for one of the parties
due to a cause that cannot be attributed to it, then this party has the right to suspend fulfilment of
its obligations for that period.
11.2. If fulfilment of an obligation under the agreement is permanently impossible for one of the parties
due to a cause that cannot be attributed to it, then this party is entitled to dissolve the agreement
against payment to the other party of the reasonable costs incurred.
Article 12: Retention of title
12.1. After delivery, the entrepreneur remains the owner of the products that have been delivered as
long as the consumer:
– has not fulfilled his or her obligations under any agreement with the entrepreneur;
– has not settled any claims arising from non-fulfilment of the aforementioned agreements, such
as damage, penalties, interest and costs.
Article 13: Compliance of the product with the agreement and guarantee
13.1. The entrepreneur guarantees that a product that has been delivered complies with the agreement.
The entrepreneur also guarantees that a product has properties that, considering all circumstances,
are necessary for normal use, as well as for a special use, insofar as this has been agreed.
13.2. If a deviation from what has been agreed reveals itself within 6 months of delivery, it shall be
suspected that the product did not comply with the agreement upon delivery. In that case, the
entrepreneur will remedy the defect free of charge, unless the entrepreneur can demonstrate that
the product did comply with the agreement at the time of the agreement. The foregoing does not
affect the fact that the entrepreneur can also remain liable for any defects in the product after the
aforementioned periods on the basis of the law.
13.3. The guarantee referred to in paragraph 2 shall lapse if:
– the defects are the result of normal wear and tear;
– the defects have been caused by an error, improper use or omission on the part of the
consumer or his or her legal successor, or there is an external cause;
– the defects are the result of lack of maintenance or maintenance carried out incorrectly;
– the defects are the result of installation, assembly, modification or repairs carried out by the
consumer or third parties.
13.4. The entrepreneur is only obliged to implement the guarantee if the consumer has fulfilled all of his
or her obligations.
Article 14: Obligation to complain
14.1. The consumer no longer has the right to invoke a defective performance if it has not complained to
the entrepreneur in writing within a reasonable period after he or she discovered or should
reasonably have discovered the defect.
Article 15: Late payment
15.1. If the consumer fails to pay on time, he or she will be deemed to be in default without any notice
of default being required.
15.2. After the payment date has elapsed, the entrepreneur will send the consumer one payment
reminder, in which the entrepreneur states that the consumer has the opportunity to pay within
14 days of receiving the payment reminder and what amount of collection costs the consumer will
owe if (full) payment is not made within that period. The amount of the collection costs must be in
accordance with the ‘Decree on reimbursement for extrajudicial collection costs’.
15.3. The entrepreneur is entitled to charge interest on the payment that has not been made on time
from the expiry of the payment term until the day on which the amount due is received. This
interest is the same as the statutory interest referred to in Article 6:119 of the Dutch Civil Code.
Article 16: Applicable law and competent court
16.1. Dutch law applies.
16.2. The Vienna Sales Convention (CISG) does not apply, nor does any other international regulation
that may be excluded.
16.3. The consumer may bring proceedings against the entrepreneur either in the courts of the
Netherlands or in the courts of the place where the consumer is domiciled. The entrepreneur may
bring proceedings against a consumer only in the courts of the country in which the consumer is
With the exception of article 16.3, these Terms and Conditions constitute a comprehensive translation of the Dutch
version of the General Terms and Conditions for Online Shops 2020. The Dutch version will prevail in the explanation
and interpretation of this text.