WHEREAS, Vintageseiko.NL - furthermore named VSNL is engaged in the sale and marketing of luxury designer items, jewelry, watches;
WHEREAS, Consignor owns certain items, described and itemized on Vintageseiko.NL online and other forms, or collected by an employee of VSNL as part of its direct consignor service (collectively, the "Property"), and wishes to sell that Property; and
WHEREAS, Consignor desires that the Property be sold on consignment by VSNL, and VSNL wishes to sell that Property on behalf of Consignor;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual premises and covenants contained in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, and expressly subject to the provisions of VSNL then-current Returns Policy and Terms of Service (see Vintageseiko.NL website), which terms may affect and amend the terms hereof, the Parties hereby agree as follows:
2. Delivery of property, risk of loss, insurance
Consignor makes the Property available to VSNL on a consignment basis. VSNL accepts the Property from Consignor on a consignment basis only. All risk of loss or damage of the Property will pass to VSNL when the Property is in VSNL physical possession. Consignor retains all risk of loss or damage to the Property while the Property is in transit. As used herein, a "shipment" means items of Property shipped together under one bill of lading.
Subject to the foregoing, Consignor shall insure the Property in such amounts and against such risks as to which such goods are customarily insured, including insurance for theft and damage, and shall provide evidence of such insurance coverage to VSNL as and when requested. If the Property is damaged or lost while in VSNL physical possession, a Property Sale will be deemed to have occurred and VSNL will reimburse Consignor in the amount of the Consignor’s Commission (defined below), based on the damaged or lost Property's net selling price(s), as determined solely by VSNL. This remedy shall constitute the sole remedy and entire recourse of Consignor against VSNL and is in lieu of any other remedy available as a matter of law or equity.
3. Acceptance of property; Condition of items
VSNL only accepts clean items in very good to excellent condition. Upon receipt, VSNL will evaluate the Property to determine its authenticity and quality. Condition issues may affect the value of the item and may require service and/or restoration prior to listing. Items of Property that do not meet VSNL authenticity or quality standards, or are not included in the Directory (see VSNL website for currently accepted Property), will not be accepted and will be returned to Consignor at Consignor’s expense (see "Return of Property" below).
4. Counterfeit items
Consignor will not provide counterfeit items for consignment. In the event VSNL believes that any item of the Property offered or provided to it is counterfeit, VSNL shall either refuse to take possession of such item, or to the extent VSNL has taken possession of such item, VSNL shall notify Consignor that it believes the item is counterfeit and, subject to applicable statute and federal laws regarding the shipment of counterfeit goods, provide Consignor a reasonable opportunity to retrieve such item from VSNL. If Consignor does not retrieve such item from VSNL within 120 days from the date of such notice, then VSNL shall be entitled to treat such item as abandoned.
Consignor acknowledges and agrees that it is VSNL policy that a consignor’s personal and business information may be requested by rights owners looking to trace the origin of counterfeit items. In the event of any such request VSNL may provide such information at its sole discretion.
5. Consignment period
The "Consignment Period" for an item of Property shall begin on the date the Property is received by VSNL and shall end 180 days after acknowledgment of receipt. The Consignment Period may be extended upon mutual consent of both parties. After the Consignment Period, Consignor may request return of the Property. Return shipping expenses shall be paid by Consignor and VSNL shall have no obligation to return such items unless and until Consignor has provided for shipping and any service and restoration costs at its sole expense.
6. Efforts to sell; Price: Euro
Upon acceptance of the Property, VSNL will display and make commercially reasonable efforts to sell the Property. Consignor acknowledges that VSNL will designate the product category applicable to the Property. The initial selling price for the Property will be mutually set by VSNL and customer in writing, and VSNL will not change the price without first obtaining customers prior written approval. VSNL reserves the right to run promotions on its website and by other means and to offer discounts to its customers at its sole discretion. Consignor acknowledges and agrees that items of its Property consigned hereunder may be advertised, displayed and sold with items belonging to other consignors.
7. Title to property
Title to and ownership in the Property will remain with Consignor until a Property Sale, as defined below. A "Property Sale" shall be deemed to have occurred if an item of Property is:
sold by VSNL and not returned to VSNL within the period specified in VSNL then-current Return Policy (see VSNL website Return Policy);
8. Payment and commissions
On the sale of any item of Property, VSNL will receive the following Commission (as defined below). The following ranges below are "Net received funds". For example, if a transaction occurs with a sale price of €10,125, and we receive €9,821 "Net" after credit card fees, service and restoration cost the commission rate will be 27%.
The Commission rates will reset at the Termination Date. VSNL may at its sole discretion temporarily increase the Commission from time to time for promotional reasons.
The difference between the net selling price and the amount paid to VSNL (the "Commission") shall be Consignor’s sole compensation under this Agreement. "NET SELLING PRICE" means the net revenue actually received from Direct or Indirect Sales of a product, less (a) any and all service and restoration fees, credit card, paypal, or other third party transaction or banking fees, normal and customary rebates, and cash and trade discounts; (b) sales, use and/or other excise taxes or duties; (c) insurance costs and outbound transportation charges; (d) import and/or export duties; and (e) amounts allowed or credited due to returns (not to exceed the original billing or invoice amount). The net selling price reflects all applicable sales commissions, stylist referral fees, promotions and other discounts applied directly to or associated with the sold item. VSNL issues payment for Commissions on the 15th day of every month for a sale period beginning on the 1st of the previous month to the last day of the previous month. For example, payments issued on April 15th would cover the sale period from March 1 through March 31.
In the event of any dispute between the Parties, VSNL shall have no obligation to pay any Commission or other amount otherwise due to Consignor, including without limitation amounts unrelated to the dispute, unless and until such dispute is resolved. VSNL shall be entitled to withhold any Commissions (including any otherwise due) in full or partial satisfaction of any amounts due to VSNL.
9. Return of property
At any time during the Consignment Period, Consignor may require the immediate removal of all or some of the Property from VSNL service, with reasonable written notice to VSNL. All costs of removing and returning the Property will be borne by Consignor and VSNL shall have no obligation to return such items unless and until Consignor has provided for shipping at its sole expense. Additionally, if Consignor requests the return of Property prior to the end of the Consignment Period, there will be a fee of €25 per piece, plus any additional third party costs incurred to restore or repair the property, plus €25 per item for any other Property to cover VSNL costs of storing, cataloging and photographing the Property, and Consignor will be responsible for shipping costs to and from VSNL.
In addition to the 180 day expiration first referred to above, either Party may terminate this Agreement at any time, for any reason. Termination shall be effective when either Party serves written notice thereof on the other Party. Costs listed above under "Return of Property" will apply.
11. No assignment
Neither Party may assign this Agreement or any interest herein without the other Party’s express prior written consent, except that VSNL may assign this Agreement without Consignor’s consent in connection with any corporate transaction such as a merger or acquisition.
12. Changes to these terms
Consignor acknowledges and agrees that these terms may be changed by notice posted on VSNL web page. VSNL will use reasonable efforts to communicate any such changes to Consignor (such as sending notice to an email address provided by Consignor), but VSNL cannot guarantee that Consignor will receive such notices, or receive them in a timely manner.
13. No property warranties
VSNL shall not offer any warranties on any item of Property, except to the extent a warranty is required by law and cannot be disclaimed.
14. Representations, warranties, and indemnification
Consignor hereby warrants that it has good and marketable title to each item of Property, none of which is subject to any liens or other encumbrances, and further represents and warrants that the Property does not infringe upon or violate any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary right of any third party, any state or federal law, or any administrative regulation. Consignor hereby agrees to indemnify and hold VSNL harmless from all damages, suits, litigation, awards, and costs, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees and costs, that may arise out of VSNL display or sale of the Property for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to civil or criminal suits over authenticity, legality, ownership, infringement of copyright or trademark, or any other claim or litigation.
VSNL DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, RELATING TO ITS SERVICES OR ACTIVITIES HEREUNDER. IN NO EVENT WILL VSNL LIABILITY HEREUNDER EXCEED THE NET AMOUNTS IT HAS ACTUALLY RECEIVED AS A RESULT OF SELLING CONSIGNOR’S PROPERTY HEREUNDER. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION IS A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF THE BASIS OF VSNL BARGAIN, AND VSNL WOULD NOT ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT WITHOUT SUCH DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION.
15. Governing law
This Agreement shall be governed as to validity, interpretation, construction, effect, and in all other respects by the laws and decisions of the Netherlands, without regards to its conflict-of-law provisions. The Parties hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of Arnhem, GLD with respect to any matter arising under this Agreement.
16. Entire agreement
This Agreement sets forth the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the Parties regarding the subject matter hereof, and terminates and supersedes all prior understandings or agreements on the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be modified only by a writing duly executed by both Parties.
17. No implied waiver
Either Party’s failure to insist, in any one or more instances, on strict performance by the other Party of any of the terms of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any continuing or subsequent failure to perform or delay in performance of any term hereof.
If one or more of the provisions of this Agreement shall be declared or held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect in any jurisdiction, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby and any such declaration or holding shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.
Headings used in this Agreement are provided for convenience only and shall not be used to construe meaning or intent.
IF NOT SOONER TERMINATED AS PROVIDED HEREIN, THIS AGREEMENT WILL TERMINATE AUTOMATICALLY ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE MONTH THAT IS ONE MONTH FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PROPERTY SALE TO OCCUR UNDER THIS AGREEMENT (THE "TERMINATION DATE")