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TERMS & CONDITIONS
 

PLANNING BY NICKI

Telefoon: 06 47947938

E-Mail: info@planningbynicki.com

 

Article 1. Definitions


 

In these General Terms and Conditions, the following terms are used as defined below, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

 

General Terms and Conditions: 

The General Terms and Conditions as stated below.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events: 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events, established at Ooievaardreef 19, 2841PA, in Moordrecht, the Netherlands.

 

Service: All work, of whatever form, that Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events has carried out for, or for the benefit of, the Client.

Honorarium: The financial reimbursement that is agreed with the Client for the performance of the assignment.

Assignment: The contract of instruction to provide services.

Client: The one who has accepted the validity of these General Terms and Conditions and given instructions for the provision of the Service.

Contract: Any contract entered into between Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and the Client.

 

 
 

Article 2. Scope

 

These General Terms and Conditions apply to every quotation and Contract entered into between Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and the Client, unless the General Terms and Conditions are departed from by the parties explicitly and in writing.

 

These General Terms and Conditions are also applicable to contracts with Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events for the implementation of which third parties must be involved.

 

The applicability of any of the Client’s purchasing conditions or other general terms and conditions is expressly excluded.

 

If one or more provisions of these General Terms and Conditions are void or voidable, the other provisions of these General Terms and Conditions remain in effect. In this event, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and the Client will consult with each other to agree new provisions to replace the void or voided ones.

 

Departures from the Contract and the General Terms and Conditions are only valid if they are explicitly agreed with Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events in writing

 

 

Article 3. Quotations

 

Quotations should preferably be made in writhing and/or electronic form, unless pressing circumstances make this impossible.

 

All quotations of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events shall be made without obligation, unless in the quotations a period is stated for acceptance. If in the quotation a period is stated for acceptance the quotation will lapse after this period has expired.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events cannot be held to its quotations if the Client, in accordance with the requirements of reasonableness and fairness and generally accepted standards, should have understood that the quotation or an element thereof contains a manifest fault or clerical error.

 

If the acceptance departs from the offer included in the quotation, whether or not on points of minor importance, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is not bound by this. The Contract then does not come into being in accordance with this differing acceptance, unless Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events indicates otherwise.

A composite quotation does not oblige Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events to perform an element of the Assignment for a corresponding part of the stated price.

Quotations do not automatically apply to future orders or reorders.

 

 

Article 4. Formation of the contract

 

The Contract comes into being through the timely acceptance by the Client of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events’s quotation.

 

Article 5. Duration of the contract

 

The Contract will be concluded for an indefinite period, unless the nature of the Contract states otherwise or if parties have agreed otherwise explicitly and in writing.

 

 

Article 6. Amendments to the contract

 

If, during the implementation of the Contract, it becomes apparent that it is necessary to amend or supplement the Contract to ensure its proper implementation, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will inform the Client of this as soon as possible. 

 

The parties will then amend the Contract in a timely manner and in mutual consultation.

If the parties agree that the Contract will be amended or supplemented, this can influence the time of the completion of the implementation. Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will inform the Client of this as soon as possible.

 

If the amendment or supplementation of the Contract will have financial, quantitative and/or qualitative consequences, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will inform the Client of this in advance.

 

If a fixed Honorarium and/or fee is agreed, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will indicate the extent to which the amendment or supplementation of the Contract will influence the price. In this event Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will attempt, as far as possible, to issue a quotation in advance.

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events may not make any additional charges if the amendment or supplementation is a consequence of circumstances that can be attributed to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events.

 

Amendments to the Contract originally entered into between the Client and Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events are only valid from the time at which these amendments are accepted in writing by both parties by means of a supplementary or amended Contract.

 

 

Article 7. Implementation of the contract

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will implement the Contract to the best of its knowledge and ability, and in accordance with the requirements of good workmanship.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to arrange for certain work to be carried out by third parties. The applicability of article 7:407, paragraph 2 and article 7:409 of the Dutch Civil Code is explicitly excluded.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to implement the Contract in phases.

If the Contract is implemented in phases, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to invoice and require payment for each implemented element separately. 

 

If and for as long as this invoice is not paid by the Client, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is not obliged to implement the following phase, and is entitled to suspend the contract.

 

If the Contract is implemented in phases, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to suspend the implementation of those elements that belong to the following phase or phases until the Client has approved in writing the results of the preceding phase.

 

The Client will issue all information or instructions that are necessary for the implementation of the Contract, or which the Client can be reasonably expected to understand are necessary for implementation of the Contract, to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events in a timely manner.

 

If the above-mentioned information and instructions are not issued, or not issued in a timely manner, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to suspend the implementation of the Contract. 

The additional expenses that are incurred through the delay will be borne by the Client.

The applicability of article 7:404 of the Dutch Civil Code is explicitly excluded.

 

Article 8. Honorarium

 

The Honorarium and/or the fees are exclusive of VAT. Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is using KOR, stated under the Dutch law. 

 

The Honorarium and/or the fees are exclusive of parking, travel and accommodation costs.

 

 

Article 9. Amendment of honorarium

 

If Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events agrees to a fixed Honorarium and/or fee when the Contract is entered into, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to increase this Honorarium or fee, also when the Honorarium or fee is not originally specified provisionally.

 

If Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events has the intention of amending the Honorarium and/or fee, it will inform the Client of this as soon as possible.

 

If the increase of the Honorarium or fee takes place within three months of the Contract being entered into, the Client can terminate the Contract by means of a written statement, unless:

the increase arises from a right of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events or an obligation resting upon Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events in accordance with the law; the increase is due to a rise in the price of raw materials, wages etc. or on other grounds that could not reasonably have been foreseen when the Contract was entered into; Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is still prepared to implement the Contract on the basis of that which was originally agreed; it is stipulated that the implementation will be carried out more than three months after the Contract was entered into.

 

If the increase of the Honorarium or fee takes place within three months of the Contract being entered into, the Client can terminate the Contract by means of a written statement, unless:

the increase arises from a right of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events or an obligation resting upon Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events in accordance with the law;

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is still prepared to implement the Contract on the basis of that which was originally agreed; it is stipulated that the implementation will be carried out more than three months after the Contract was entered into.

 

The Client is entitled to terminate the Contract if the Honorarium or the fee are increased more than three months after the Contract was entered into, unless it is stipulated in the Contract that the implementation will be carried out more than three months after the Contract was entered into.

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will inform the Client in the event of the intention to increase the Honorarium or the fee, stating the extent of the increase and the date upon which it will take effect.

 

 

Article 10. Implementation periods

 

The work will be carried out within a period stated by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events.

If a period is agreed or stated for the performance of particular work, then this period is only indicative and is not to be regarded as a strict deadline.

 

If Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events needs information or instructions from the Client that are necessary for the implementation of the Contract, then the implementation period will commence after the Client has provided these to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events.

 

If an implementation period is exceeded, the Client must issue Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events with a written notice of default, whereby Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will be offered a reasonable period to nonetheless implement the Contract.

 

A notice of default is not necessary if the implementation has become permanently impossible, or it otherwise becomes apparent that Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will not meet its obligations arising from the Contract. 

 

If Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events does not commence implementation within this period, then the Client is entitled to terminate the Contract without judicial intervention and/or seeking compensation.

 

 

Article 11. Payment

 

Payment will take place by means of transfer to a bank account specified by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events, unless agreed otherwise. 

 

The deposit invoice will be sent after signing and confirming the proposal. Transfer will take place by means of an invoice. The deposit payment of the first half must be made within 14 days of the invoice date, in a manner to be specified by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and in the currency in which the invoice is issued, unless agreed otherwise.

 

The rest payment of the second half must be made within 7 days before the wedding or event and within 14 days of the invoice date, in a manner to be specified by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and in the currency in which the invoice is issued, unless agreed otherwise.

 

The Client is not authorised to deduct any amount from the payable amount by reason of a counterclaim made by the Client.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to invoice the Client for work carried out in the period in question. 

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and the Client may agree that payment be made in instalments in proportion with the progress of the work. If payment in instalments is agreed, the Client must make payment in accordance with the periods and percentages as established in the Contract.

 

Objections to the level of the invoice do not have the effect of suspending the payment obligations.

 

After the expiry of a period of 14 days after the invoice date, the Client will be, without a notice of default, by operation of law in default. 

 

The Client has to bear from the moment of default on the immediately claimable amount an interest at the rate of 3% per month, unless the statutory interest rate is higher.

 

In the event of bankruptcy, suspension of payment or placement under conservatorship, the amounts owed to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and the obligations of the Client towards Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events are immediately claimable.

 

 

Article 12. Collection costs

 

If the Client is in default or in breach of the Contract in fulfilling its obligations (in a timely manner) then all reasonable costs incurred to obtain an out-of-court settlement are payable by the Client. 

 

The Client is in any event liable to pay the collection costs.

 

With regard to the extrajudicial (collection) charges, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to a payment of the maximum sum that is determine in the Payment of Extrajudicial Collection Charges Decree.

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is only entitled to a reimbursement of extrajudicial collection charges after the Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events send the client a reminder to pay within 14 the outstanding invoice or invoices after the client came into default.

 

With regard to the extrajudicial (collection) charges, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled – in departure from article 6:96 paragraph 5 of the Dutch Civil Code and the Payment of Extrajudicial Collection Charges Decree – to a payment of 15% of the total outstanding principal sum, with a minimum of € 90,- for every invoice that is wholly or partly unpaid.

 

Any reasonable legal costs and execution costs incurred are also payable by the Client.

 

 

Article 13. Retention of title

 

Payable amounts also include the reimbursement of all charges and interest, including those of earlier or later supplies and services provided, as well as compensation claims due to breach of contract.

 

Article 14. Suspension

 

If the Client does not fulfil an obligation arising from the Contract, or does not meet it fully or in a timely manner, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to suspend the corresponding obligation. In the event of partial or inadequate fulfilment, suspension is only permitted in so far as this is justified by the shortcoming.

 

Moreover, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to suspend the fulfilment of the obligations if:

 

after the Contract is entered into, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events becomes aware of circumstances that give good grounds to fear that the Client will not fulfil its obligations;

 

the Client is requested, on entering into the Contract, to provide security for the fulfilment of its obligations arising from the Contract, and this security is not provided or is insufficient;

 

circumstances arise of such a nature that fulfilment of the Contract is impossible, or that the unamended maintenance of the Contract cannot be reasonably required of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events.

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events reserves the right to claim compensation.

 

 

Article 15. Termination

 

If the Client does not fulfil an obligation arising from the Contract, or does not meet it fully, in a timely manner or properly, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to terminate the Contract with immediate effect, unless the shortcoming, in view of its limited significance, does not justify the termination.

 

Moreover, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to terminate the Contract with immediate effect if:

 

after the Contract is entered into, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events becomes aware of circumstances that give good grounds to fear that the Client will not fulfil its obligations;

 

the Client is requested, on entering into the Contract, to provide security for the fulfilment of its obligations arising from the Contract, and this security is not provided or is insufficient;

 

due to a delay on the part of the Client, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events can no longer be required to fulfil the Contract under the originally agreed conditions;

 

circumstances arise of such a nature that fulfilment of the Contract is impossible, or that the unamended maintenance of the Contract cannot be reasonably required of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events;

 

the Client is declared bankrupt, submits an application for a suspension of payment, requests the application of debt rescheduling for natural persons or is served with a writ of sequestration on all or part of its property;

 

the Client is placed under conservatorship;

 

the Client deceases.

 

Termination will take place by means of a written declaration, without judicial intervention.

If the Contract is terminated, the Client’s debts to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events become immediately due and payable.

 

If Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events terminates the Contract on the above-mentioned grounds, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is not liable for any costs or compensation.

If the termination is attributable to the Client, the Client is liable for the damage suffered by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events.

 

 

Article 16. Force majeure

 

Breaches may not be attributed to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events or the Client is they are not their fault, or if they are not accountable by law, juristic act, or according to the generally accepted standards. In this case the parties are also not bound to fulfil the obligations arising from the Contract.

 

In these General Terms and Conditions, the term “force majeure” is defined as – in addition to what is understood in law and jurisprudence in this regard – all external causes, foreseen or unforeseen, upon which Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events can exercise no influence and through which Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is not able to fulfil its obligations.

 

Circumstances regarded as resulting in force majeure include strikes, lockouts, fire, water damage, natural disasters or other external contingencies, mobilisation, war, traffic congestion, blockades, import or export restrictions or other government measures, stagnation or delay in the supply of raw materials or machinery components and lack of labour forces, as well as any circumstances through which normal business operations are impeded, as a result of which the fulfilment of the Contract by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events cannot be reasonably sought by the Client.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is also entitled to invoke force majeure if the circumstance that hinders (further) fulfilment of the Contract occurs after Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events should have fulfilled its obligations.

 

In case of force majeure the parties are not obliged to proceed with the Contract, and are not bound to pay any compensation.

 

During the period that the force majeure continues, both Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and the Client can fully or partly suspend the obligations arising from the Contract. If this period lasts for longer than 2 months, both parties are entitled to terminate the Contract with immediate effect, by means of a written notification, without judicial intervention and without the parties being able to claim any damages.

 

If the situation of force majeure is of a temporary nature, Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events reserves the right to suspend the agreed service for the duration of the situation of force majeure. In the event of permanent force majeure both parties are entitled to terminate the Contract without judicial intervention.

If at the time of the occurrence of force majeure Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events has already partly fulfilled, or will fulfil, its obligations arising from the Contract, and independent value accrues to the part fulfilled or to be fulfilled, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is entitled to separately invoice the part already fulfilled or to be fulfilled. The Client is bound to pay this invoice as if there were a separate Contract.

 

Article 17. Liability

 

The implementation of the Contract is entirely at the risk and responsibility of the Client. 

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is only liable for direct damage that has arisen through wilful recklessness or an intentional act or omission of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events.

 

The liability of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is excluded for indirect damage, including in any event consequential damage, loss of profit, lost savings and loss due to business interruption, or immaterial damage to the Client.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is not liable for damage, of whatever nature, resulting from Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events basing its actions upon inaccurate and/or incomplete information provided by the Client, unless this inaccuracy or incompleteness ought to have been known to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events.

 

If Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is liable for any damage, then the liability of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is limited to an amount equal to the amount stated in the invoice, or to the amount to which the insurance taken out by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events gives entitlement, with the deduction of the policy excess borne by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events under the terms of the insurance.

 

The Client must report the damage for which Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events can be held liable to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events as soon as possible, but in any event within 10 days of the damage having arisen, on penalty of the forfeiture of any right to compensation for this damage.

 

Any liability claim against Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events lapses within one year of the Client having become aware, or possibly reasonably having become aware, of the harmful event.


 

Article 18. Indemnity

 

The Client indemnifies Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events against any claims by third parties who suffer damage in connection with the implementation of the Contract which is attributable to the Client.

 

If Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events may be sued for this reason, then the Client is bound to provide Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events with both judicial and extrajudicial support. Furthermore, all costs and damage on the part of Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and third parties will be at the expense and risk of the Client.

 

 

Article 19. Limitation period

 

In departure from the legal limitation period, a limitation period of one year applies to all claims against Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and any third parties brought in by Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events.

 

 

Article 20. Intellectual property

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events reserves the rights and powers accruing to it under the provisions of the Copyright Act and other intellectual property legislation and regulations.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events reserves the right to utilise the knowledge acquired for the performance of the work and general information for other purposes and other work, in so far as no confidential information is hereby communicated to third parties.

 

 

Article 21. Confidentiality

 

Both Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events and the Client are obliged, for the duration of and after the termination of the Contract, to maintain confidentiality regarding all facts and particulars concerning the business which they know or can reasonably suspect are confidential. This duty of confidentiality also includes all details of employees, clients, commissioning bodies and other business contacts which are learned of by reason of the Assignment.

 

 

Article 22. Cancellation

 

The Client is entitled to cancel the Contract.

 

In the event of the cancellation of the Contract, the Client is liable to pay the Honorarium in full or in part. In the event of cancellation:

 

14 working days in advance to the wedding day, the Client is obliged to pay 100% of the Honorarium;

 

2 to 6 weeks in advance, the Client is obliged to pay 90% of the Honorarium;

 

6 weeks in advance, the Client is obliged to pay 75% of the Honorarium.

 

In case of force majeure the Client is not obliged to pay the full Honorarium.

 

 

Article 23. Privacy

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events will store the details and information that the Client provides to Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events carefully and confidentially.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events may only use the personal details of the Client within the framework of the implementation of its obligation to supply, or of dealing with a complaint.

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is not permitted to lend out, hire out or sell the personal details of the Client, or to publicise them in any other manner.

 

If Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is obliged to provide confidential information to third parties by virtue of a legal provision or court decision, and Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events cannot claim a legal right of immunity, or such a right recognised or permitted by the competent court in this respect, then Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is not liable to pay compensation or grant indemnification. The Client is also not entitled to terminate the Contract by reason of any damage arising in this way.

 

The Client agrees that Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events may approach the Client for statistical or customer satisfaction research. If the Client does not wish to be approached for research, the Client may make this known.

 

Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events reserves the right to utilise the other details of the Client in anonymous form for (statistical) research and databases.

 

 

Article 24. Applicable law, disputes

Dutch law is exclusively applicable to all legal relationships to which Planning by Nicki Weddings & Events is a party. This also applies if an obligation is wholly or partly fulfilled outside of the Netherlands or if the Client has its place of business outside of the Netherlands.

The applicability of the Vienna Sales Convention (CISG) is excluded.

Version, Setember 2023

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