General Terms and Conditions of Use

The purpose of these General Terms and Conditions of Use is to define the procedures regarding the access and use of any service (hereinafter "the Services"), whether free or on payment of a fee, offered to any Internet user (hereinafter "Customer"), by assortis on its web site which as found at the following URL

By accessing the assortis services, the Customer expressly accepts that these general terms and conditions apply to his relationship with assortis.

Any correspondence should be addressed to
assortis, Avenue Louise 209A, 1050 Brussels.
A full description of the services can be found on the website

Accessing the services

The rights to access and use the assortis services are non-exclusive and non-transferable rights.

In order to protect the databases from piracy and hacking, assortis has set a limit of clicks to access the different services on a daily basis. These limits are high enough for a normal daily use of the service.

By issuing a password and a login access code, assortis thereby authorises the Customer to connect to its services.

The connection right is exclusively linked to the Customer and may not be used by any other party. Should the Customer be a corporate entity, only its agents and employees are entitled to connect.

The customers may only access the assortis pay services once the relevant payment has been made.

The Customer is entirely responsible for the use of the relevant personal identification codes.

Price & payment terms

The prices charged for the assortis services are available for consultation by sending a written request to assortis.

assortis reserves the right to modify its prices.

The Customer hereby undertakes to pay for the assortis services by credit card or by bank transfer, no later than 15 days from invoice date. The sum charged shall be the one established for the selected service. If payment becomes overdue, the service will be temporarily suspended until payment is received.

Customers based in Belgium are liable to pay 21% Belgian VAT (Value Added Tax) on top of the subscription price. Customers based outside Belgium but within the European Union will be exempted from VAT provided they can present a valid VAT number. Customers within the European Union who do not dispose of a valid VAT number will be liable to pay 21% Belgian VAT on the quoted subscription price. Customers who are based outside the European Union will be exempted to pay 21% Belgian VAT.

All payments to be made shall be made in cleared funds, without any deduction or set-off and free and clear of and without deduction for or on account of any taxes, levies, imports, duties, charges, fees and withholdings of any nature now or hereafter imposed by any governmental, fiscal or other authority save as required by law. If a Customer is compelled to make any such deduction, it will pay to assortis such additional amounts as are necessary to ensure receipt by assortis of the full amount which assortis would have received but for the deduction.

Subscription duration - Renewal

The assortis subscription period is one year (unless agreed differently with assortis' Sales Manager), effective as from the invoice date, tacitly renewable for each subsequent year if no termination notice is given by the Customer at least 3 months before the subscription's anniversary.


The Customer hereby acknowledges that he is solely liable for the usage he makes of the Services. assortis may therefore not be held legally responsible, either from an express or tacit obligation, towards the Customer for any indirect or direct damages resulting from the use of the Services.

The registered Customer hereby undertakes to regularly update the information that concerns him.

The Customer expressly acknowledges:

- That he is solely responsible for the accuracy of the information sent to assortis.

- That he undertakes to honestly answer any accepted service orders and in accordance with the rules of professional conduct.

- That assortis is free to offer its Services to any other customers that it so chooses. The Customer hereby undertakes not to object to any other customer using the Services, even in the case of those involved in activities that are in competition with his.

- That assortis is duly authorised to send him any information that assortis deems to be of interest.

The Customer hereby undertakes to compensate assortis, its management, its employees, suppliers and sub-contractors in the case of any claim, lawsuit, sentence and for any losses, expenses, including legal fees, and damages incurred by assortis as the result of all or part of the information given to assortis and which appear on the assortis web site and/or services provided by the Customer following orders placed through the intermediary of assortis.

Internet Use Rules

By accepting these general terms and conditions, the Customer states that he is aware of how Internet Services operate and accepts the rules in force regarding using Internet.

assortis hereby undertakes to do its utmost to ensure that its Services are operational 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, within the limits set out herein. The Customer acknowledges that the stability of the Internet network cannot always be guaranteed.

The Customer hereby expressly exonerates assortis from any liability in the case of the Services not being operational following an overload or defective operating of the Internet network, deliverers, web hosting services and access providers of assortis.

assortis reserves the right to temporarily interrupt or restrict the use of the Services in the case of failure, overload, defective operating or maintenance, repair work or to improve the site. assortis shall inform the Customer whatever the circumstance. It is up to the Customer to take any necessary measure in order to protect his own data and/or software from being infected by any virus downloaded by means of the assortis web site and/or information.

Limitation of liability

The Customer hereby acknowledges that assortis does not guarantee and is not liable for the contents of profiles in companies database.

The Customer is solely liable for the use he makes of the information provided by assortis.

assortis is not liable for any transaction entered into between its Customers and/or between its Customers and a third party. Under no circumstances shall assortis be a party to the contract.

assortis does not guarantee any minimum level of orders, income or results.


The Customer grants assortis worldwide rights to use his details. The rights granted mainly include assortis' right to adapt them in order to be included in the database and to communicate them to the public in any way it considers necessary, mainly by Internet.

The Customer expressly authorises assortis to refer to him as a customer of assortis. assortis may therefore use the name of the Customer in advertising or promotional documents without assortis needing to ask the Customer for any authorisation or permission.


assortis is entitled to refuse or to suspend the access to these Services to any Customer for any reason damaging the reputation, reliability and professionalism of the assortis network. Under no circumstances shall any sum already paid to assortis be returned.

Contents of the assortis site

The Customer acknowledges that the lay-out as well as any item appearing on the assortis site, in particular, but not limited to, the texts, articles, programs, databases, photographs, graphics, images, designs, logos (hereinafter the "Contents"), are protected by copyright. Any reproduction, adaptation, translation, or public communication of the Contents, or any part thereof, is subject to the prior, written, approval of assortis.

The Customer is authorised to use the Contents solely within the framework of the services provided by assortis. The Customer is forbidden from entering into competition with the activities of assortis. The Customer is not authorised, whether for commercial or purely complimentary means, to copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute or translate all or part of the Contents without the prior and written permission of assortis.

assortis may insert hypertext link in its pages. However, assortis is not able to control the sites of third parties referred to on its site and is not responsible for the contents that appears on the sites of these third parties.

Personal Details

The Customer is entitled to access and rectify any personal information that he provides to assortis as a result of using the Services.

General Points

These general terms and conditions may be amended. assortis notifies the Customers of any modification by posting a message on the home page or by e-mail.

assortis is entitled to amend the characteristics of the services offered to the Customer under any circumstances and without prior notice.

Settlement of disputes

The General Terms and Conditions of Use of the assortis site, together with the different relations between assortis and its users are governed by Belgian law, independently of any other jurisdiction. The failure of assortis to exercise the rights granted herein does not mean that it waives its rights to enforce these rights. Should any dispute arise from this contractual relationship, their parties hereby undertake to seek a friendly settlement before going to court. Should the parties not reach a friendly settlement, they hereby accept to submit their action to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Brussels.