This version is in effect since September 15th, 2016
The website http://www.shtick.be – or http://shtick.be (hereinafter the “Website”) is owned and managed by the private limited liability company incorporated under Belgian law “SHTICK”, with registered offices at 2600 Berchem (Belgium), Sint Lambertusstraat 33, registered at the Register of Legal Entities of Antwerp, section Antwerp, under the number 0637.792.915 and known by the VAT-administration under the number 0637.792.915 (hereafter “Shtick”).
2. Property Rights and Use of Website
You acknowledge and agree that the Website and the Content are the property of Shtick and are protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Subject to the limited rights expressly granted in this Agreement, Shtick reserves all right, title and interest in and to the Website and any other IP-rights, materials or other properties owned, licensed or controlled by Shtick.
Shtick grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable, revocable license to use the Website of Shtick, provided that you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Website or the software, in whole or in part. All rights not specifically granted to you under this Agreement are expressly reserved by Shtick.
You may refer to the Website for sharing or information purposes taking into account any restrictions on processing of content and referals, as set out in the Terms of. In any event, every link to the Website, even when authorized by Shtick, must be removed from your personal website upon Shtick simple request.
You understand that the technical processing and operation of the Website may involve (i) transmissions over various networks; and (ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connection networks or devices.
3. Third-party Websites
The Website may provide, or third parties may provide, hyperlinks to third-party materials, resources or websites operated by third parties. Shtick is not liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or resources or the policies of such websites and resources. Shtick should not be taken to be endorsing, publishing, permitting or authorizing such websites or materials. Therefore, please be warned that these websites are operated under the exclusive responsibility of their respective owners, who are solely liable for complying with laws and regulations applicable to the products and services sold on their websites.
Shtick is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
4. Disclaimer, liability, exclusion, liability limitation, release and indemnity
Shtick does not accept any liability for your use of the Website. For that reason, the following provisions apply to your use of the Website.
Your use of the Website is at your own risk. The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and without any representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, whether expressly or implicitly, and including without limitation representations, warranties or conditions of title, non-infringement, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, performance, durability, availability, timeliness, accuracy or completeness, all of which are hereby disclaimed by Shtick and providers to the fullest extent permitted by law.
There will not be any representations, warranties or conditions created by a course of dealing, course of performance or trade usage. You are solely responsible for obtaining, configuring and maintaining all computer hardware, software, telephone services, and other equipment and services necessary for you to use the Website.
The internet is not a secure medium, may be subject to interruption and disruption, and inadvertent or deliberate breaches of security and privacy. The operation of the Website may be affected by numerous factors beyond Shtick’ s control. The operation of the Website may not be continuous or uninterrupted, secure or private.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Shtick and providers make no representation, warranty or condition that:
- a. the Website will be compatible with your computer and related equipment and software;
- b. the Website will be available or will function without interruption or will be free of errors or that any errors will be corrected;
- c. the Website will meet your requirements;
- d. the information contained in the Website or derived from the Website will be accurate, complete, sequential, or timely;
- e. certain or any results may be obtained through the use of the Website;
- f. the use of the Website, including the browsing and downloading of any information, will be free of viruses, trojan horses, worms or other destructive or disruptive components; or
- g. the use of the Website will not infringe the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any person; and Shtick and providers disclaim any and all liability regarding such matters to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Shtick and providers will not be liable to you or any other person for any loss or damages suffered by you or any other person as a result of any failure or refusal by Shtick to give effect to, or for any failure or delay by Shtick in receiving, accessing, processing or accepting, any communication sent to Shtick by means of the Website or email, or for any loss or damages suffered as a result of the operational failure, malfunction, interruption, change, amendment or withdrawal of the Website or email services.
You agree that Shtick shall have no responsibility for any damages suffered by you in connection with the Website or any Content contained therein. You expressly agree that the use of this Website, including all Content, data or software distributed by, downloaded or accessed from or through this Website, is at your sole risk. You understand and agree that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your business, your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such Content, data and/or software.
You acknowledge that Shtick does not control in any respect any information, products, or services offered by third parties on or through this Website.
Except as otherwise agreed in writing, Shtick and its affiliates assume no responsibility for and make no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, reliability or usefulness of content or products distributed or made available by third parties through this Website.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Shtick or through or from the Website shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the Agreement.
4.2 Liability exclusion
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Shtick nor its providers and/or all of their respective franchisees, partners, agents, directors, officers, employees, information providers, service providers, suppliers, subcontractors, licensors and licensees, nor all other related, associated, or connected persons will be under any circumstances (unless in case of gross negligence or willful misconduct) liable to you or any other person for any loss of use, loss of production, loss of income or profits (anticipated or otherwise), loss of markets, economic loss, special, incidental, indirect or consequential loss or damage or exemplary or punitive damages, whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or under any other theory of law or equity, arising from, connected with, or relating to the use of the Website by you or any other person, and regardless of any negligence or other fault or wrongdoing by Shtick or above mentioned persons and notwithstanding that Shtick or above mentioned persons may have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages being incurred by you or any other person.
You hereby release, remise and forever discharge Shtick and each of its providers and all of their respective franchisees, partners, agents, directors, officers, employees, information providers, service providers, suppliers, subcontractors, licensors and licensees, and all other related, associated, or connected persons from any and all manner of rights, claims, complaints, demands, causes of action, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, legal fees, costs, and disbursements of any nature and kind whatsoever and howsoever arising, whether known or unknown, which now or hereafter exist, which arise from, relate to, or are connected with your use of the Website.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Shtick and each of its providers and all of their respective franchisees, partners, agents, directors, officers, employees, information providers, service providers, suppliers, subcontractors, licensors and licensees, and all other related, associated, or connected persons (hereinafter collectively the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liabilities, expenses and costs, including without limitation reasonable legal fees and expenses, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim or demand arising out of, related to, or connected with your use of the Website or your breach of this Agreement.
You will assist and cooperate as fully as reasonably may be required by the Indemnified Parties in the defense of any claim or demand. Advice and information provided by Shtick and its providers or their respective representatives, whether oral or written, will not create any representation, warranty or condition or vary or amend this Agreement, including the above disclaimer, liability exclusion, liability limitation, release and indemnity provisions, and you may not rely upon any such advice or information.
5. Termination of this Agreement and the Website
Shtick may, at any time and for any reason and in its sole discretion, change, suspend or terminate, temporarily or permanently, the Website or any part of it without any notice to or liability towards you or any other person.
6. Miscellaneous Matters
6.1 Governing Law – Dispute Resolution
All issues, questions and disputes concerning the validity, interpretation, enforcement, performance or termination of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Belgian law, without giving effect to any other choice of law or conflict-of-laws rules or provisions (Belgian, foreign or international) that would cause the laws of any jurisdiction other than Belgium to be applicable.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach thereof shall be submitted to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of the registered office of Shtick.
6.2 English is Governing Language
This Agreement is in English and all disputes between the parties shall be resolved in English. You understand and acknowledge that any foreign language services provided by Shtick are for informational purposes only and it is your obligation to obtain independent legal advice at your own expense to ensure you understand the terms of this Agreement.
6.3 Our Relationship
This Agreement does not create any relationship of principal and agent, partners, joint ventures, employer and employee, fiduciary or similar relationship between the parties. You are not authorized to make any promise, warranty or representation on behalf of Shtick or obligate or attempt to obligate Shtick in any manner whatsoever.
You shall not represent to any person that you are the agent of Shtick, nor fail to correct any misunderstanding as to such status.
Shtick may freely assign or transfer any or all of the rights and obligations described under this Agreement without your consent and without notice to you. You may not assign this Agreement or any of your rights and duties hereunder without the prior written consent of Shtick. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assignees.
If any provision of this Agreement is declared or determined by any court to be unenforceable or invalid: (i) the validity of the remaining parts, terms or provisions shall not be affected by that determination; (ii) the unenforceable or invalid part, term or provision shall not be deemed to be part of this Agreement; and (iii) such court may substitute a provision that is legal and enforceable and is as nearly as possible consistent with the intentions underlying the original provision. If the remainder of this Agreement is not materially affected by such declaration or finding and is capable of substantial performance, then the remainder shall be enforced to the extent permitted by applicable law.
6.6 Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof. It supersedes all prior proposals, understandings and all other agreements, oral and written, between the parties relating to this subject matter. Shtick reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time.
The waiver or failure by Shtick to exercise any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further right hereunder. The rights and remedies of Shtick set forth in this Agreement are cumulative and are in addition to any rights or remedies Shtick may otherwise have at law or equity, except with respect to any sole and exclusive remedies expressly provided for herein.
6.8 Force Majeure
Shtick shall not be responsible for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts of God, strikes, lockouts, riots, acts of war and terrorism, embargoes, boycotts, changes in governmental regulations, epidemics, fire, communication line failures, power failures, earthquakes, other disasters or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond the control of, and not caused by, Shtick. In short: when you’re f*cked, we’re not responsible!
Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, any notice, request, approval, authorization, consent, demand or other communication required or permitted to be given or made pursuant to this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed given on the earliest of: (i) actual receipt, irrespective of the method of delivery; (ii) the time of transmission from Shtick if sent via email, as date stamped by Shtick ‘s systems; (iii) on the delivery day following dispatch if sent by express mail (or similar next day air courier service); or (iv) on the sixth (6th) day after mailing by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid and addressed to the last address provided by a party.
The table of contents and the descriptive headings are for convenience only and shall not control or affect the meaning or construction of any provision of this Agreement.
2. What is a cookie?
2.1. A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website or a digital platform and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website or visits a digital platform. When the user browses the same website or visits the same digital platform in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website or the digital platform to notify the website or the digital platform of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites and digital platforms to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. They help Shtick to optimize a visit to the website and/or the digital platforms by a visitor (hereinafter the “Visitor” or “you”), to remember technical choices (e.g. choice of language, a newsletter, etc.) and to show more relevant services and offers. If you want to consult the Website and/or register for access to the Digital Platforms, Shtick recommends that the cookies are turned on. However, if you prefer not to do this, you are always free to not turn them on.
2.3. This Website and the Digital Platforms can use different types of cookies.
A. Strictly necessary cookies
As the name suggests these cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the Website and/or the Digital Platforms or to provide certain features that you have requested.
B. Functionality cookies
These cookies enhance the functionality of the Website and/or the Digital Platforms by storing your preferences.
C. Tracking cookies
These cookies will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its Max-Age set to 1 year, then, within that year, the initial value set in that cookie will be sent back to the server every time you visit the server. This is used to record a vital piece of information such as how a Visitor initially came to this Website and/or the Digital Platforms. For this reason they are also called tracking cookies. For example, once you have selected your preferred language, the Website and/or the Digital Platform will record this preference in a persistent cookie set on your browser. When you then revisit the Website and/or the Digital Platform it will use that persistent cookie to ensure that the content is delivered in your preferred language.
D. Performance cookies
These cookies help to improve the performance of the Website and/or the Digital Platforms, providing a better user experience.
E. Third party cookies
To support Shtick ‘s communications Shtick embed the content of social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter and Shtick makes use of sharing possibilities on social networks. The channels Shtick uses may present cookies from these websites, which are not controlled by Shtick. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.
3. Opting out of cookies
3.1. There are a number of options available to avoid the storage of cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how to block the storage of cookies. Besides avoiding storage, it is also possible to delete at any time the current installed cookies on your computer.
- Apple Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
- Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=95647
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
- Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
3.2. You need to bear in mind that if you decide to delete all of your cookies, you will likely have to re-enter all of your usernames and passwords on all of the websites and digital platforms that you visited, which you previously didn’t even have to think about. As mentioned before, cookies can be a real asset to the web surfing experience.
4. Governing Law – Dispute Resolution
4.1 All issues, questions and disputes concerning the validity, interpretation, enforcement, etc. of this policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Belgian law.
4.2. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this policy or the breach thereof shall be submitted to the sole jurisdiction of the competent courts of the registered office of Shtick.