Annex 2: Contract for services for clients and general terms and conditions for clients
1. The undersigned
The private company Cadac Group BV, with its registered office and place of business in Heerlen at Nieuw-Eyckholt 282 in 6419 DJ Heerlen (hereinafter referred to as: "the Contractor");
2. The client
The Client and the Contractor are also jointly referred to as the "Parties" and individually as a "Party".
Taking into account that
1. Cadac operates the Cadac Xperts platform, where potential clients and freelancers in the field of ICT in the broadest sense of the word can contact each other to carry out assignments.
2. The Client runs a company and needs ICT support for one or more specific projects.
3. The Parties wish to record the arrangements made in this agreement (hereinafter: the "Agreement").
They declare to have agreed as follows:
Article 1: Services
1.1 The services offered by the Contractor consist of:
a) offering Cadac Xperts and access to the Database of Freelancers contained therein;
b) ensuring that the assignment is carried out by the Freelancer(s) chosen by the Client (hereinafter referred to as: "the Freelance Assignment");
(hereinafter referred to as: "the Services").
1.2 Prior to placing a profile of a Freelancer in the Cadac Xperts database , the Contractor will only verify the Freelancer's identity and diplomas..
1.3 The Contractor does not guarantee that the chosen freelancer can and will actually carry out the Freelance Assignment as agreed between the Client and the Freelancer in a proper manner.
Article 2: Assignment
2.1 The Contractor will, in each case on the basis of an Assignment received from the Client, hire the Freelancer(s) selected from Cadac Xperts on the Client's instructions and make them available to the Client for the performance of the assignment agreed upon via Cadac Xperts.
2.2 A separate agreement will be concluded for each Assignment (hereinafter referred to as: "the Assignment"), in which the following subjects will, in any case, be recorded:
a) Name of the selected Freelancer(s);
b) Nature and description of the work;
c) Start and end date of work;
d) Location of the work to be carried out;
e) Price, as well as travel and accommodation costs;
f) All other additional and/or deviating agreements.
In the event of any conflict between the agreements contained in this Agreement and those contained in the Assignment, the provisions of the Assignment will prevail.
2.3 The Client will communicate independently and directly with the Freelancer(s) about the work to be carried out within the framework of the Assignment and will therefore also independently agree with the Freelancer on the points under Article 2.2. Therefore, the Contractor cannot guarantee the correctness and practicability of the work to which the Assignment relates, nor whether the Freelancer(s) possess(es) the necessary qualities, knowledge and other characteristics to carry out the Assignment properly. The Client will make the arrangements with the the Freelancer(s) about the work to be carried out within the framework of the Assignment entirely at its own expense and risk.
2.4 If, in the context of the Freelance Assignment, the Client and the selected Freelancer(s) deviate from the Assignment, the consequences thereof will be entirely at the expense and risk of the Client. If and insofar as Client and the Freelancer have agreed on a higher assignment price for the Freelance Assignment, then the fee payable by the Client to the Contractor will be calculated on the basis of this higher assignment price.
2.5 Assignments can only be given in writing. The Contractor is not bound by an Assignment until it has confirmed it or commenced its performance.
Article 3: Reimbursement and invoicing
3.1 The fee for the Services owed by the Client under this agreement is included in Appendix 1..
3.2 The Client will pay the Contractor's invoices within fourteen (14) days of the invoice date.
3.3 The Contractor is at all times entitled to set off an amount due to the Client under this Agreement against an amount due from the Client under any heading whatsoever, even if the claims of the Contractor are not (yet) due and payable.
Article 4: Term
4.1This Agreement was entered into for an indefinite period of time with effect from [date]. The Client and the Contractor both have the right to terminate this agreement at the end of a calendar month with due observance of a notice period of at least one (1) month. The applicability of Article 7:408(1) of the Dutch Civil Code is expressly excluded.
4.2 The termination of this Agreement will have no effect on ongoing Assignments. Ongoing Assignments will be dealt with in accordance with the arrangements made as if the Agreement had not been terminated. The obligation to pay the Fee due for the current Assignment will therefore remain in force.
4.3 Without prejudice to the rights that the Contractor has under the law, the Contractor is entitled to terminate this Agreement and any Assignment arising therefrom by means of a registered letter, extrajudicially and with immediate effect, if:
The Client (provisionally) suspends payments, a petition for bankruptcy has been filed against him/her, has been declared bankrupt, or has otherwise lost the free disposal of his/her assets, all this regardless of whether that situation is irrevocable;
The Client remains in default, even after a written notice period in which a period of seven (7) days to fulfill its obligations under this Agreement has been set;
The Client acts in violation of Article 4.4 of the general terms and conditions or acts in any way that may be harmful or prejudicial to Cadac and/or Cadac Xperts; or
The Client approaches and/or treats a Freelancer included in the Cadac Xperts database in any way that is unfair or inappropriate.
In the event of premature termination of the Agreement by the Contractor, the Contractor will not be liable to pay the Client any compensation.
Article 5: General terms and conditions
5.1 The general terms and conditions of the Contractor apply to this Agreement. The general conditions are attached as Appendix 2 to this Agreement. In case of conflict between provisions of the general terms and conditions and provisions of this Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement will prevail.
Article 6: Liability
6.1 The Contractor is not liable for any acts and/or omissions on the part of the Freelancer and the way in which the Freelancer carries out the Assignment agreed between the Client and the Freelancer.
6.2 The Contractor will only accept liability for direct damage to persons or property caused by a shortcoming or error attributable to the Contractor in the context of the performance of the Services, and up to an amount equal to the amount of the Commission (as defined in Appendix 2), excluding VAT, of the Assignment where or in connection with which the damage occurred. This limitation of liability will not apply in the event of intent or gross negligence on the part of the Contractor or its executives.
6.3 The Client will indemnify the Contractor against claims from third parties, including the Client's Freelancers, for compensation of damages insofar as the damage is the result of the acts or omissions of the Client or third parties that fall within its sphere of risk.
Article 7: Unlawful competition
7.1 If, during this Agreement and for a period of one (1) year after the end of the Agreement—irrespective of the manner in which and the reasons why the Agreement was terminated—the Client approaches Freelancers found through the Cadac Xperts database without the written permission of the Contractor, in order to carry out work other than for the Contractor, the Contractor will regard this as unlawful competition or, at least, unlawful conduct towards the Contractor.
7.2 In the event of unlawful competition or in the event of unlawful acts towards the Contractor by the Client, the Client will forfeit to and on behalf of the Contractor a penalty of EUR 10,000 per infringement and of EUR 250 for each day that the infringement continues, without prejudice to the Contractor's right to compensation for the damage caused by the infringement and without prejudice to the Contractor's right to demand compliance with this Agreement.
Article 8: Other provisions
8.1 This Agreement is a contract for services within the meaning of Articles 7:400 et seq. of the Dutch Civil Code.
8.2 This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Client and the Contractor with respect to the subject matter and supersedes any other agreement between the Parties hereto.
8.3 If one or more provisions of this Agreement are void or nullified, the validity of the remaining provisions will not be affected. The Parties are obliged to replace invalid or nullified provisions by valid provisions with, where possible, the same intention.
8.4 Deviations from this Agreement can only be agreed in writing.
8.5 The appendices to this Agreement form an integral part of this Agreement.
Article 9: Applicable law and competent court
9.1 This Agreement and the rights and obligations arising from it are exclusively governed by Dutch law.
9.2 The Parties are obliged to submit any disputes relating to this Agreement to the competent court in the district of Limburg, Maastricht. The Parties will make every effort to resolve any dispute amicably.
B. General terms and conditions of Cadac Xperts for Clients.
APPENDIX A: Fee
The Client must pay the Contractor a fee for the Services equal to the assignment price agreed between the Client and the Freelancer, plus VAT and any travel and accommodation expenses.
De opdrachtsom wordt vastgesteld aan de hand van onderstaande tabel:
Fee per day * Region
EUR 1.200 Benelux and UK
* VAT not included
This represents an indication fee per region. The freelancer decides what fee he charges.
The freelancer will charge the client the total amount, VAT and possible travel and accomodation costs included.
APPENDIX B: Cadac Xperts General Terms and Conditions for Clients
Article 1: Definitions
1.1 The following terms are used in this document:
a) "Cadac" means Cadac Group BV, registered at the Chamber of Commerce under number 29039048, or any of its affiliated companies;
b) "Agreement" refers to these general terms and conditions, together with the relevant quotations or order confirmations provided by or agreements concluded with Cadac, in which the terms and conditions for the performance of services by Cadac for the Client are included;
c) "Services" means the services and all related or resulting products, services and results to be provided by Cadac;
d) "Client" means any person or legal entity entering into an agreement with Cadac;
e) "Cadac Xperts" means the platform on the website https://www.cadac.store/en-gb/cadac-experts for which the Client can create an Account to search the Database and contact Freelancers as part of the implementation of an ICT assignment;
f) "Account" means a digital profile that provides a Client or Freelancer access to Cadac Xperts and the Database using personal login details;
g) "Freelancer" means a natural, self-employed person who makes himself/herself available to perform assignments for the Client and creates an Account on Cadac Xperts for that reason;
h) "Database" means the Freelancers database that Cadac makes accessible to Clients with an Account via Cadac Xperts.
Article 2 Applicability
2.1 These general terms and conditions apply to all offers and/or agreements made or entered into by Cadac with a Client as well as to the execution thereof within the framework of Cadac Xperts.
2.2 These general terms and conditions supersede and overrule any terms and conditions of purchase used by the Client. Deviating terms and conditions are only applicable if and insofar as they have been explicitly agreed in writing between Cadac and the Client for each individual agreement.
2.3 Once an agreement has been concluded under these general terms and conditions, such as the creation of an account on Cadac Xperts, the Client agrees to the application of these general terms and conditions to further agreements, such as any assignment placed via Cadac Xperts, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Article 3: Account and Agreement
3.1 The Agreement between the Client and Cadac is concluded at the moment that the Client creates an account on Cadac Xperts. The Agreement is of indefinite duration.
3.2 The Client creates an Account by completing the registration form on Cadac Xperts fully and truthfully. The Client guarantees that all data he/she enters is correct, complete and without reservation.
3.3 By creating an Account, the Client authorises Cadac to confirm the correctness of the Client's data. The Client will demonstrate the accuracy of the data entered at Cadac's first request by providing documentary evidence, such as, but not limited to, copies of proof of identity and/or an extract from the Chamber of Commerce trade register. A check will also be performed to make sure that the Client is not directly or indirectly acting as an intermediary or that the Client is not otherwise involved in any form of employment mediation. However, Cadac is not obliged to investigate the correctness, completeness or reliability of the provided data and/or the information and assignment posted via the Client's Account.
3.4 The Client guarantees the correctness, completeness and reliability of the data and information provided to Cadac by or on behalf of the Client.
3.5 If Cadac chooses to carry out a check as referred to in Article 3.3, an Account will only become final after the Client check has been completed to Cadac's satisfaction and will then become visible on Cadac Xperts.
3.6 Cadac has the right to refuse or delete an Account of the Client at all times without giving reasons. Cadac will refuse the Client's Account in any case if the check reveals that the Client is directly or indirectly acting as an intermediary or is otherwise involved in any form of employment mediation. An Account will be deleted immediately if Cadac determines that abuse has occurred.
3.7 An Account on Cadac Xperts is personal and non-transferable.
3.8 The Client will indemnify Cadac against claims from Freelancers and/or third parties as a result of the provision of incorrect, misleading and/or incomplete information about the Client on Cadac Xperts.
3.9 By creating an account, the Client gives Cadac permission to publish the Client's data on Cadac Xperts from the moment the account is created.
3.10 Verbal commitments or agreements with Cadac or its personnel are only binding if they have been confirmed in writing.
3.11 Cadac has the right, at its own discretion, to engage one or more third parties for the execution of the Agreement.
3.12 These general terms and conditions apply in full to any amendments to the Agreement.
3.13 An Agreement can be terminated in writing at any time with due observance of a term of at least 1 month. Termination of the Agreement does not affect the Assignments already given. These must be completed in accordance with the Agreement. Within 1 week after the end date of the Agreement, Cadac will delete the Account and all of the Client's data, insofar as this data is not covered by a legal retention obligation. The Client can also delete his/her data directly via "My account".
3.14 Cadac will delete the Client's Account if it has been inactive for 2 years. The Client's data will be removed or stored in accordance with Article 3.13 of these general terms and conditions.
Article 4: Using Cadac Xperts
4.1 Cadac manages and maintains Cadac Xperts and ensures that Cadac Xperts is up-to-date at all times. Cadac develops new functionality for Cadac Xperts. Clients can express their wishes in this regard to Cadac.
4.2 Cadac strives for optimal use of Cadac Xperts for the Client and other users. This requires that the use of Cadac Xperts and the Database can be monitored and analyzed to the user level. The Client agrees to this.
4.3 The Client must use his/her Account, Cadac Xperts and the Database exclusively for the purpose for which they are intended, namely to find suitable Freelancers for specific assignments and then provide these specific assignments via Cadac Xperts. The Client will refrain from any improper use.
4.4 The Client is, in any case, not allowed to use the Account, Cadac Xperts and/or the Database for:
a) (Commercial) purposes other than activities directly related to finding suitable Freelancers for specific assignments and subsequently providing these specific assignments via Cadac Xperts;
b) Posting and/or sending incorrect, incomplete and/or misleading information in general and in particular about the Client himself/herself, third parties and/or the (possible) assignment;
c) Posting and/or sending information, documentation etc. in which illegal activities of any kind are discussed and/or promoted;
d) Carrying out any activity that takes up an unreasonable or extraordinary amount of any infrastructure of Cadac Xperts and/or the Database;
e) The automated retrieval and/or reuse of (substantial) parts of the contents of the Database (spidering, harvesting and exploiting) via Cadac Xperts or parts thereof, such as by means of a search program.
4.5 The Client will not perform any actions that impair the functionality of Cadac Xperts and/or the Database or in any way limit or cause or may cause the Database to be accessible to third parties and/or to no longer be accessible to other users.
4.6 The Client is obliged to report to Cadac any abuse by third parties that he/she finds or suspects.
4.7 Cadac Xperts is not liable for any damage resulting from the inaccessibility of Cadac Xperts and/or technical defects on Cadac Xperts. If, as a result of a malfunction on Cadac Xperts, incorrect information is available on Cadac Xperts or incorrect Assignment requests are issued by the Client or accepted by the Freelancer, this cannot be attributed to Cadac.
Article 5: Cadac's role
5.1 The Services offered by Cadac consist of:
a) Offering Cadac Xperts and access to the Database of Freelancers contained therein; and
b) facilitating the selected Freelancer's execution of the assignment agreed between the Client and the Freelancer.
5.2 The Client communicates independently and directly with Freelancer(s) about the work to be carried out within the framework of the assignment and therefore also independently agrees on the content of the assignment with the Freelancer.
5.3 The Freelancer is free to refuse an assignment from the Client at all times.
5.4 Cadac is not responsible for the quality of Freelancers in the Database and the way in which the Freelancer performs his/work work in the context of the assignment.
5.5 Cadac is not an intermediary, secondment agency or otherwise involved in any form of job placement.
Article 6: Intellectual property
6.1 All intellectual property rights relating to Cadac Xperts, the Database and the Services, including all intellectual property rights to and in (i) all technology and software incorporated or processed in or forming part of Cadac Xperts and (ii) the content on or a part of Cadac Xperts and all elements that form part of or are included in (or form a collection or composition of) any of the foregoing, and in respect of everything that Cadac develops, manufactures or provides, including advice and illustrations, are owned by Cadac.
6.2 The conclusion of an agreement with Cadac will never give rise to any (joint) ownership or right of use with regard to the intellectual property rights referred to in Article 6.1.
6.3 The Client will not infringe the intellectual property rights of Cadac.
6.4 If a dispute arises between Cadac and the Client concerning intellectual property, Cadac is presumed to be the rightful owner, unless the Client can prove otherwise.
6.5 Cadac has the right to use the Client's name and logo for marketing purposes in external communications and on social media.
Article 7: Payment
7.1 The Client must pay Cadac a fee for the Services equal to the assignment price agreed between the Client and the Freelancer, plus VAT and any travel and accommodation expenses.
7.2 Within 14 days after completion of the Assignment, Cadac will pay the assignment price including VAT and any travel and accommodation expenses to the Freelancer, less the commission to which Cadac is entitled.
7.3 If Cadac takes on additional Services without an explicit fee being stipulated in the Agreement, Cadac is entitled to charge a reasonable fee for this.
7.4 Cadac invoices the amount due in advance when placing an assignment.
7.5 As long as the Client does not place an assignment, he/she does not have to pay any fee for the use of Cadac Xperts and the creation of an Account.
7.6 If, in future, Cadac wants to charge the Client for having an Account on Cadac Xperts, the Client will be informed in good time. If the Client does not agree with the increase in costs, the Client will be given the opportunity to terminate the agreement with Cadac and to delete the Account.
Article 8: Delivery time
8.1 The delivery times indicated by and agreed with Cadac are approximate and are not to be regarded as strict deadlines. Exceeding the delivery time does not oblige Cadac to pay compensation and does not give the Client the right not to fulfill or suspend its obligations arising from the Agreement. Cadac is not responsible for the execution of the order by the Freelancer within the agreed assignment period. If the Freelancer does not carry out the assignment or does not carry it out on time, Cadac will not owe any compensation.
Article 9: Force majeure
9.1 If Cadac is prevented from fulfilling the Agreement due to force majeure, it will be entitled to suspend the performance of the Agreement. In that case, the Client is not entitled to compensation for damage, costs or interest.
9.2 Force majeure is understood to mean, among other things: Extreme weather conditions, fire, flooding, accident, illness or striking of personnel, illness or death of the Freelancer, business interruption, stagnation in transport, power failure, cyberterrorism or other types of cyber attacks, security incidents, corruption or loss of data, disturbing legal provisions and the late delivery of goods or services by third parties that have been engaged by Cadac.
9.3 In the event of a situation of force majeure, Cadac shall be entitled to terminate the Agreement, for the part that cannot be performed, by means of a written statement. If the force majeure situation lasts longer than 6 weeks, the Client is also entitled to terminate the Agreement, for the part that cannot be performed, by means of a written statement.
9.4 If, at the time of the occurrence of the force majeure situation, Cadac has already partially fulfilled its obligations or can only partially fulfill its obligations, it will be entitled to invoice the part already delivered or the part that can be delivered separately and the Client will be obliged to pay this invoice as if it were a separate Agreement.
Article 10: Faults and complaints
10.1 Cadac guarantees the soundness of the Services provided in accordance with what the Client can reasonably expect on the basis of the Agreement.
10.2 Cadac will make every effort to keep Cadac Xperts and the Database available online. If Cadac Xperts and/or the Database cannot be used in whole or in part by the Client, Cadac will make every effort to ensure that Cadac Xperts and/or the Database are fully accessible to the Client again within 1 day. If the problems cannot be solved within 1 day, the Client will be informed by e-mail and (if possible) via Cadac Xperts.
10.3 The Client must inform Cadac in writing of any inaccuracies in Cadac's invoices within 5 days of the invoice date, failing which the Client will be deemed to have approved the invoice.
10.4 Complaints will not suspend the Client's payment obligations.
10.5 After the discovery of a shortcoming in a Service, the Client is obliged to do everything necessary to prevent or limit damage, including reporting this to Cadac as soon as possible.
10.6 Cadac makes no guarantees as to:
a) The functionality, compatibility with specific software browsers or performance of Cadac Xperts and/or the Database.
b) Finding suitable Freelancers in the database.
Article 11: Advice
11.1 Cadac strives for the best possible results with its advice and other information, but cannot provide any guarantee for this.
11.2 The advice issued by Cadac is exclusively intended for the Client. Third parties cannot derive any rights from this.
11.3 Except with the prior written consent of Cadac, the Client is not permitted to publish the content of advice from Cadac or to make it available to third parties in any other way.
Article 12: Payment
12.1 Payment by the Client to the Freelancer takes place through Cadac.
12.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, payment of Cadac's invoices must be made within 14 days of the invoice date in the currency stated on the invoice and exclusively in the manner indicated on the invoice.
12.3 Cadac will at all times be entitled to demand full or partial payment in advance and/or to obtain security for payment in some other way.
12.4 Cadac has the right to invoice its services in separate parts.
12.5 The Client waives all rights to suspension and set-off. Cadac is at all times entitled to set off all amounts owed to the Client against amounts owed to Cadac by the Client and/or companies affiliated with the Client, whether or not due and payable.
12.6 If payment is not received on time, the Client will, without further notice of default, owe interest on the invoice amount at a rate of 1% per month, calculated from the due date up to and including the date of payment, whereby part of a month will be regarded as a whole month and without prejudice to the right of Cadac to claim its full damages.
12.7 All costs associated with the collection will be borne by the Client. The extrajudicial collection costs amount to at least 15% of the amount to be collected, with a minimum of EUR 200.
12.8 The entire invoice amount will be immediately and fully due and payable in the event of late payment of an agreed term on the due date, as well as in the event that the Client becomes bankrupt, applies for (provisional) suspension of payments, is declared subject to the Dutch statutory debt rescheduling scheme (WSNP) and/or if any attachment is charged to the Client. If one of the above situations arises, the Client is obliged to inform Cadac immediately.
12.9 Payments made by the Client will always be applied first to settle the costs owed, then to settle the interest owed and then to settle the longest outstanding payable invoices, even if the Client states that the payment relates to a later invoice.
Article 13 Cancellation
13.1 The Client may only cancel an assignment issued by Cadac Xperts if the Client reimburses Cadac for all costs reasonably incurred for the execution of the assignment and for the activities of Cadac and the commission owed for this assignment, plus VAT.
13.2 If the Client has opted for flexible booking when issuing the Assignment, the Client will be entitled to amend or cancel an Assignment up to 5 days before the start of the Assignment.
Article 14: Liability and indemnity
14.1 Cadac is not liable for any acts and/or omissions on the part of the Freelancer and the way in which the Freelancer carries out the Assignment agreed between the Client and the Freelancer.
14.2 Cadac will only accept liability for direct damage to persons or property caused by a shortcoming or error attributable to it in the context of the performance of the Services. This limitation of liability will not apply in the event of intent or gross negligence on the part of Cadac or its executives.
14.3 The Client indemnifies Cadac against claims from third parties, including Freelancers, for compensation of damages insofar as the damage is the result of the acts or omissions of the Client or third parties that fall within its sphere of risk.
14.4 Cadac is not liable for advice or recommendations given to the Client, unless such advice or recommendations form part of a specific consultancy assignment.
14.5 In all cases in which Cadac is obliged to pay compensation, this will never exceed an amount equal to the assignment price excluding VAT and any agreed travel and accommodation costs, for the Assignment in which or in connection with which the damage occurred. If the damage is covered by Cadac's business liability insurance, the compensation will never exceed the amount actually paid out by the insurer in the case in question.
14.6 Any claim against Cadac, unless it has been acknowledged by Cadac, will lapse by the mere passing of 12 months after the claim has arisen.
14.7 The Client will indemnify Cadac and Cadac's employees against claims from third parties (including administrative and/or criminal penalties), including Cadac employees, who suffer damage in connection with the performance of the Agreement as a result of the acts or omissions of the Client and/or the inaccuracy or incompleteness of data or information provided by or on behalf of the Client.
14.8 Complaints about performance and/or claims for compensation based on acts and/or omissions on the part of the Freelancer, without Cadac's direct involvement, must be addressed to the Freelancer. Cadac reserves the right to intervene in legal proceedings between the Client and the Freelancer, or to join the side of a party.
Article 15: Protection of personal data
15.1 When collecting and processing personal data in the context of the Agreement from or on behalf of the Client, Cadac will comply with its obligations arising from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the GDPR implementation act and, as of its entry into force, the ePrivacy Directive and related laws and regulations, and will take appropriate protective measures. For more details on how Cadac handles personal data, please refer to Cadac's privacy statement. This privacy statement is part of the Agreement with Cadac.
15.2 When using and processing Freelancers' personal data obtained via Cadac Xperts, the Client will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the GDPR implementation act and, as of its entry into force, the ePrivacy Directive and related laws and regulations and will take appropriate protective measures. Under no circumstance will the Client use the personal data for a purpose other than that for which it was obtained.
15.3 The Client will indemnify Cadac against all claims by third parties (including in any case Freelancers and government agencies), financial government sanctions and costs (including costs of legal assistance) arising from a violation by the Client of any statutory provision and obligation arising from these general terms and conditions with regard to the processing of personal data.
15.4 The Client is responsible for the security and confidentiality of the username and password chosen by him/her. The Client is not permitted to share its username and/or password with third parties. In the event of misuse or a suspicion thereof, the Client must inform Cadac immediately, within 24 hours at the latest.
Article 16: Representation
16.1 If the Client acts on behalf of one or more third parties, it will be liable to Cadac as if it were the Client itself, without prejudice to the liability of those other parties.
16.2 If Cadac enters into an Agreement with a company in formation, the founders remain jointly and severally liable for the whole even after ratification of the Agreement.
Article 17: Applicable law and competent court
17.1 The Agreement(s) between Cadac and the Client will be governed by Dutch law.
17.2 All disputes between Cadac and the Client will be settled exclusively by the competent court in Limburg, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Notwithstanding this provision, Cadac also has the right at any time to submit a dispute or claim to the competent court of the place where the Client is located or has its actual registered office.
Article 18: Final provisions
18.1 The nullity or voidability of any provision of these terms and conditions or of Agreements to which these terms and conditions apply will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. Cadac and the Client are obliged to replace provisions that are void or nullified by valid provisions which, where possible, have the same intention as the void or nullified provision.
18.2 The Dutch text will be decisive in explaining and interpreting these general terms and conditions.