The www.haritea.com site is published and managed by La Alternativa BV, producer of Hari Tea and ShotiMaa Tea (registered trademarks). The company is registered in the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce (reg. nr 34270048) with offices at Weteringschans 108, 1017 XS Amsterdam, Netherlands.
VAT number: NL8177 72 601 B01
Telephone number: +31 020 737 0665
The webshop is run by our partner De Theespecialist. Any purchases done in the web shop fall under the “Terms and Conditions” of De Theespecialist as specified below.
These are our General Terms and Conditions. These General Terms and Conditions always apply when you use our Website or place an order through our Website, and they contain important information for you as a buyer. Please read them carefully. We also recommend that you save or print these General Terms and Conditions so that you can consult them at a later time.
Article 1. Definitions
1.1. De Theespecialist: based in Eindhoven and registered with the Chamber of Commerce under file number 54722713, trading as De Theespecialist.
1.2. Website: the Website of La Alternativa BV run by De Theespecialist, to be found on www.haritea.com and all of its subdomains.
1.3. Customer: the natural person or corporation who enters into an agreement with De Theespecialist and/or is registered on the Website.
1.4. Agreement: any arrangement or agreement between De Theespecialist and Customer of which the General Terms and Conditions are an integral part.
1.5. General Terms and Conditions: these General Terms and Conditions.
Article 2. Applicability of the General Terms and Conditions
2.1. The General Terms and Conditions apply to all offers, agreements and deliveries of De Theespecialist, unless explicitly agreed otherwise in writing.
2.2. If Customer in his order, confirmation or any other communication alleging acceptance of the General Terms and Provisions includes any provisions that differ from, or are not included in the General Terms and Conditions, such provisions will only be binding upon De Theespecialist if and in so far as De Theespecialist has accepted them in writing.
2.3. In cases where specific product or service-related terms and conditions apply in addition to these general terms and conditions, Customer can always invoke the applicable condition that is most favorable to him in the event of incompatible general terms and conditions.
Article 3. Prices and information
3.1. All prices posted on the Website and in other materials originating from De Theespecialist include taxes and other levies imposed by the government, unless stated otherwise on the website.
If shipping costs are charged, these will be clearly stated in good time before the contract is concluded. These costs will also be displayed separately in the ordering process.
3.2. The content of the Website is composed with the greatest care. De Theespecialist cannot, however, guarantee that all information on the Website is correct and complete at all times. All prices and other information posted on the Website and in other materials originating from De Theespecialist are subject to obvious programming and typing errors.
3.3. De Theespecialist cannot be held responsible for deviations in colour that result from the quality of the colours displayed on the screen.
Article 4. Conclusion of the Agreement
4.1. The Agreement will be deemed to be concluded at the moment Customer accepts the offer of De Theespecialist subject to the conditions laid down by De Theespecialist.
4.2. If Customer has accepted the offer by electronic means, De Theespecialist will confirm receipt of acceptance of the offer by electronic means without delay. Until such receipt of acceptance is confirmed, Customer will have the possibility to terminate the Agreement.
4.3. If it is found that, in accepting or otherwise entering into the Agreement, Customer has provided incorrect data, De Theespecialist will have the right to postpone the Agreement until the correct data is received.
Article 5. Registration
5.1. To make optimal use of the Website, Consumer can register using the registration form/the account sign-in option on the Website.
5.2. During the registration process, Consumer will be asked to choose a user name and password with which he can log on to the Website. Consumer alone is responsible for choosing a sufficiently reliable password.
5.3. Consumer must keep its login credentials, user name and password strictly confidential. De Theespecialist cannot be held liable for any misuse of the login credentials and is always entitled to assume that Consumer who logs on to the Website is the party that it professes to be. Consumer is responsible for and bears the full risk of any and all actions and transactions performed via Consumer’s account.
5.4. If Consumer knows or has reason to suspect that its login details have become available to unauthorised parties, it will be required to change its password as soon as possible and/or to notify De Theespecialist accordingly so as to allow De Theespecialist to take appropriate measures.
Article 6. Execution of the Agreement
6.1. As soon as De Theespecialist has received the order, it will send the products to Consumer without delay and with due regard for the provisions of paragraph 3 of this article.
6.2. De Theespecialist is authorised to engage third parties in the fulfilment of its obligations under the Agreement.
6.3. Well ahead of the date on which the Agreement is signed, information will be posted on the Website which clearly describes the manner in which and the term within which the products will be delivered. If no delivery term has been agreed or stated, the products will be delivered within 30 days at the latest.
6.4. If De Theespecialist is unable to deliver the products within the agreed term, it will notify Consumer accordingly. In that case Consumer can decide either to agree to a new delivery date or to terminate the Agreement without incurring any costs.
6.5. De Theespecialist advises Consumer to inspect the products upon delivery and to report any defects within an appropriate period, preferably in writing or by email. For further details, see the article about guarantee and conformity.
6.6. The risks associated with the products will transfer to Consumer as soon as the products are delivered at the agreed delivery address.
6.7. If the ordered product can no longer be supplied, De Theespecialist is entitled to deliver a product which is comparable in nature and quality to the ordered product. In that case, Consumer will have the right to terminate the Agreement without incurring any costs and to return the product free of charge.
Article 7. Right of withdrawal/return
7.1. This article only applies if Consumer is a natural person who is not acting in his or her professional or commercial capacity. Business Consumers therefore have no right of withdrawal.
7.2. Consumer will have the right to dissolve the distance Agreement with De Theespecialist within 14 days after receiving the product, free of charge and without stating reasons.
7.3. The term commences on the day after the product was received by the consumer, or a third party designated by the consumer, who is not the transporting party, or:
7.4. Only the direct costs incurred for the return shipment are for Consumer’s account. This means that Consumer will have to pay the costs of returning the product. Any shipping costs paid by Consumer and the purchase price paid for the product will be refunded to Consumer if the entire order is returned.
7.5. During the withdrawal period referred to in paragraph 1, Consumer will treat the product and its packaging with the utmost care. Consumer may not open the packaging or use the product unless this is necessary in order to determine the nature of the products, their features and their operation.
7.6. Consumer is only liable for the product’s devaluation that is a consequence of his handling the product other than as permitted.
7.7. Consumer can terminate the Agreement in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article by reporting the withdrawal (digital or in other form) to De Theespecialist, within the withdrawal period, by means of the model form for right of withdrawal or in some other unequivocal way. If De Theespecialist makes it possible for Consumer to declare his withdrawal via electronic/digital means, then after receiving such a declaration, De Theespecialist sends immediate confirmation of receipt.
7.8. As quickly as possible, but no later than 14 days after the day of reporting as referred to in paragraph 1, Consumer shall return the product, or hand it over to (a representative of) De Theespecialist. Consumer can send the product directly to De Theespecialist without a notice of withdrawal in advance within the period as mentioned in paragraph 1. Consumer must, in this case, include a written notice of withdrawal, such as the model form.
Products can be returned to the following address:
Woenselsestraat 352 B
5623 EG, Eindhoven
7.9. Any amounts already paid by Consumer (in advance) will be refunded to Consumer as soon as possible, and in any case within 14 days after dissolution of the Agreement. If Consumer chose an expensive method of delivery in preference to the cheapest standard delivery, De Theespecialist does not have to refund the additional costs of the more expensive method. Except in cases in which De Theespecialist has offered to retrieve the product himself, he can postpone refunding until he has received the product or until Consumer proves he has returned the product, depending on which occurs earlier.
7.10. Information about the applicability or non-applicability of a right of withdrawal and any required procedure will be posted clearly on the Website, well before the Agreement is concluded.
7.11. The right of withdrawal does not apply to:
Article 8. Right of withdrawal for Business Customers
8.1. The previous article on the right of withdrawal shall correspondingly apply to business orders, except that:
Article 9. Payment
9.1. Customer shall pay the amounts due to De Theespecialist in accordance with the ordering procedure and any payment methods indicated on the Website. De Theespecialist is free to offer any payment method of its choice and may change these methods at any time. In cases of payment after delivery Customer will be given a term of payment of 14 days entering on the day after delivery.
9.2. If Customer does not complete his payment obligation, he will be indebted the legal interest over the belated payment. De Theespecialist needs to remind Customer of the belated payment and De Theespecialist has to give Customer a term of 14 days to complete the payment obligation. After failing this 14 days term De Theespecialist is allowed to recover any extrajudicial debt collection costs on Customer. These debt collection costs are not higher than: 15% of the open payment with a maximum of € 2.500,-; 10% of the next € 2.500,- and 5% over the next € 5.000,- with a minimum of € 40,-. De Theespecialist is allowed to deviate from the named amounts and percentages in the advantages of Customer.
Article 10. Warranty and conformity
10.1. This article only applies if Consumer is a natural person who is not acting in his or her professional or commercial capacity. If De Theespecialist gives a separate warranty on the products then, without prejudice to the aforesaid, this applies to all types of Consumers.
10.2. De Theespecialist guarantees that the products are in conformity with the Agreement, the specifications stated in the offer, the reasonable requirements of reliability and/or usability and with the existing statutory provisions and/or government regulations that are in force from the date of entering into the Agreement. If specifically agreed, De Theespecialist also guarantees that the product is suitable for other than normal use.
10.3. If the delivered product is not in conformity with the Agreement, Consumer must inform De Theespecialist within a reasonable period of time after he has discovered the defect.
10.4. If De Theespecialist deems the complaint to be correct, the faulty product(s) will be repaired, replaced or refunded in consultation with Consumer. The maximum amount of compensation is, having regard to the Article on liability, equal to the price paid by Consumer for the product.
Artikel 11. Warranty on business purchases
11.1. De Theespecialist guarantees that the products are in conformity with the Agreement, the specifications stated in the offer, the reasonable requirements of reliability and/or usability and with the existing statutory provisions and/or government regulations that are in force from the date of entering into the Agreement. If specifically agreed, De Theespecialist also guarantees that the product is suitable for other than normal use. Otherwise, it applies that the product is suitable for normal use.
11.2. If the delivered product is not in conformity with the Agreement, Customer must inform De Theespecialist within a reasonable period of time after he has discovered the defect.
11.3. If De Theespecialist deems the complaint to be correct, the faulty product(s) will be repaired, replaced or (partially) refunded in consultation with the Customer.
Article 12. Complaints handling procedure
12.1. If Customer has any grievances in connection with a product (in accordance with the article on warranties and conformity) and/or about other aspects of De Theespecialist’s service, it can submit a complaint by telephone, by email or by post. See the contact details at the bottom of the General Terms and Conditions.
12.2. De Theespecialist will respond to the complaint as soon as possible, and in any case within 7 days after having received it. If it is not yet possible for De Theespecialist to formulate a substantive reaction to the complaint by that time, De Theespecialist will confirm receipt of the complaint within 7 days after having received it and give an indication of the term within which it expects to be able to give a substantive or definitive reaction to Customer’s complaint.
12.3. If Customer is a natural person who is not acting in his or her professional or commercial capacity, it can file a complaint through the European Online Dispute Resolution platform, available at:http://ec.europa.eu/odr/.
Article 13. Liability
13.1. This Article only applies if Consumer is a natural person or a legal entity who is acting in a professional or commercial capacity.
13.2. The total liability of De Theespecialist in respect of Consumer due to an attributable failure to perform the Agreement is limited to compensation not exceeding the price stipulated for that particular Agreement (including VAT).
13.3. The liability of De Theespecialist in respect of Consumer for indirect damage or loss, which in any case includes – but is explicitly not limited to – consequential damage, lost profit, lost savings, loss of data and damage due to business interruption, is excluded.
13.4. Aside from the cases referred to in the two previous paragraphs of this Article, De Theespecialist is not subject to any liability at all in respect of Consumer for damages, irrespective of the ground on which the action for damages is based. The restrictions set out in this Article, will, however, cease to apply if and insofar as the damage or loss is the result of an intentional act or gross negligence on the part of De Theespecialist.
13.5. De Theespecialist will only be liable to Consumer on account of an attributable failure in the performance of an agreement if Consumer issues a proper notice of default to De Theespecialist without delay stipulating a reasonable period of time in which to remedy the failure, and De Theespecialist also continues to fail to perform its obligations after that period. The notice of default must contain a description of the failure in as much detail as possible to enable De Theespecialist to provide an adequate response.
13.6. Any event giving right to compensation is always subject to the condition that Consumer reports the damage or loss in writing to De Theespecialist as soon as possible, but no later than within 30 days after the damage or loss has arisen.
13.7. In the event of force majeure De Theespecialist is not liable to pay compensation for any damage or loss Consumer has incurred as a result.
Article 14. Retention of title
14.1. As long as Business Consumer has not made any full payment on the total amount agreed De Theespecialist will retain ownership of all the goods delivered (including possible debt collection costs and interest).
14.2. Before the transfer of ownership, Business Consumer is not authorized to, other than corresponding to his normal company and normal destination of the goods, sell, deliver or any other way of misappropriation. Furthermore, Business Consumer is not allowed to pawn the goods or to give any rights regarding the goods to third parties as long as the transfer of ownership has not been completed.
14.3. Business Consumer is obliged to keep any goods that are delivered under reservation of ownership with care and recognizable as property of De Theespecialist.
14.4. De Theespecialist is entitled to withdraw any goods delivered under reservation of ownership and in the possession of Business Consumer, if Business Consumer has neglected to pay the invoices or has been confronted with payment difficulties.
14.5. Business Consumer shall give De Theespecialist access to his goods at any time to inspect and/or to exercise the rights of De Theespecialist
Article 15. Personal details
15.1. De Theespecialist will process the Consumer’s personal details in accordance with the privacy statement, which can be found at http://www.haritea.com/privacy.
Article 16. Final provisions
16.1. This agreement is governed by the laws of the country of establisment of the webshop.
16.2. Insofar as not dictated otherwise by mandatory law, any disputes ensuing from the Agreement will be submitted to the competent Dutch court in the district where De Theespecialist has its registered office.
16.3. If any provision set out in these General Terms and Conditions should prove to be void, this will not affect the validity of the General Terms and Conditions as a whole. In that case, the Parties will lay down one or more new provisions in replacement which will reflect the original provision as much as is possible under the law.
16.4. The term ‘written’ in these General Terms and Conditions also refers to communication by email and fax, provided that the sender’s identity and the integrity of the email message have been sufficiently established.
Should you have any questions, complaints or comments after reading these General Terms and Conditions, please contact us by email or letter.
Woenselsestraat 352 B
5623 EG, Eindhoven
Chamber of Commerce 54722713