Disclaimer

1. Who are we?

The website www.modepaleis.com (hereafter collectively referred to as: the “Website”) is an initiative of:

HET MODEPALEIS NV (hereafter: “DRIES VAN NOTEN”, “We” and “Us”)
GODEFRIDUSKAAI 36
2000 ANTWERP
BELGIUM
BTW BE 0662.581.165

E-mail: contact@modepaleis.com
Tel.: +32.3.470.25.10

The use of our Website must always be in accordance with the rights and obligations clearly stated on the Website and the rights and obligations laid down in the Disclaimer, the Conditions of Sale, the Privacy Statement and the Cookie Policy.

2. Our Website

2.1 Proper functioning, safety and accessibility

DRIES VAN NOTEN offers a user-friendly Website that is safe for every visitor. We take all reasonable measures to ensure the proper functioning, security and availability of our Website. However, we cannot give any absolute guarantees in this matter.

Any use of the Website is always at your own risk. We accept no liability for damage resulting from breakdowns, interruptions, harmful elements or defects to the Website, regardless of whether these are the result of a foreign cause or force majeure.

We have the right to restrict and/or interrupt access to our Website at any time, in whole or in part, without prior warning. In principle, we only do this if the circumstances justify it.

Access to our site is granted "as is" and on an "as available" basis. We may change, suspend or terminate our site (or part of it) at any time and without prior notice. We will not be liable to you in any way if our site (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time and for any period.

It is forbidden to extract data from our Website for commercial purposes by using automated systems or software.

2.2 Content on our Website

The information on the Website is determined by us. We take the necessary measures to keep the content on our Website as complete, accurate and up to date as possible. The content on our Website may be changed, supplemented or removed at any time. However, we cannot guarantee the quality of the information on our Website. It is possible that information is not complete, sufficiently accurate and/or useful. We are therefore not liable for (direct or indirect) damage suffered by visitors to our Website as a result of the information available on our Website.

Our Website contains content that can be downloaded. Any download from our Website is always at your own risk. We accept no liability for any damage resulting from a download, including but not limited to the loss of data or damage to the computer system of the visitor to our Website.

2.3 What we expect from you as a visitor

Every visitor to our Website bears a certain responsibility when using our Website. The visitor must always refrain from any action that could have a harmful impact on the proper functioning and security of the Website, as well as on other visitors to the Website. For example, the Website may not be used to circumvent our business model and/or to collect information from other visitors on a large scale. Visitors to our Website agree that the use of automated systems or software to extract data from this Website for commercial purposes is prohibited.

It is prohibited to use our Website for the distribution of content that may cause damage to other visitors to the Website, such as the distribution of harmful software such as computer viruses, malware, worms, trojans and cancelbots. The distribution of unsolicited and/or commercial messages via the Website, such as junk mail, spamming and chain letters, is also covered.

We reserve the right to take all necessary actions that may result in recovery for us and for our visitors, both judicial and extrajudicial. The visitor is solely personally and integrally responsible if his actions and conduct effectively cause damage to the Website and the other visitors. In that case, he must indemnify DRIES VAN NOTEN against any claim for damages resulting therefrom.

The content of our Website may contain a link, hyperlink or framed link to third party websites or other forms of electronic portals. A link does not automatically mean that there is a link between us and the foreign websites, nor that we (implicitly) agree with the content of these websites.

We have no control over these foreign websites and are not responsible for the safe and correct operation of the link and its final destination. As soon as one clicks on the link one leaves our Website and can no longer hold us liable for any damage.

Therefore, we advise every visitor who comes to a foreign website via our Website to carefully read the general terms and conditions and the privacy statement of these websites.

4. Intellectual property

Creativity deserves protection, as does our Website and the content available on it. The protection is provided by intellectual property rights and belongs to all entitled parties, being DRIES VAN NOTEN and third parties. Content includes the very broad category of photographs, video, audio, text, ideas, notes, drawings, articles, etcetera. All this content is protected by copyright, software law, database law, design and model law and other applicable (intellectual) property rights. The technical nature of our Website itself is protected by copyright, software law and database law. Every trade name we use on our Website is also protected by applicable trade name or trademark law.

Every visitor to our Website is granted a limited right to access, use and display of our Website and the information available on it. This granted right is non-exclusive, non-transferable and can only be used within a personal, non-commercial framework. We therefore ask visitors to our Website not to use and/or make changes to the items protected by these rights without the permission of the owner. DRIES VAN NOTEN attaches great importance to its intellectual property rights and has taken all possible measures to guarantee the protection. Any infringement of the existing intellectual property rights will be prosecuted.

5. General provisions

We reserve the freedom to change, extend, limit or discontinue our Website and the services and products offered thereon at any time. This may be done without prior notice to the visitor and does not give rise to any form of compensation.

This Disclaimer is exclusively governed and interpreted in accordance with Belgian law. All disputes relating to or arising from the use of the Website, or from agreements concluded with DRIES VAN NOTEN, shall be submitted to the competent court in the judicial district in which our head office is located.

If the operation or validity of one or more of the above provisions of this Disclaimer are compromised, this will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Disclaimer. In such case, we have the right to replace the provision in question with a valid provision of similar scope.