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TECHWATCH BV BITS&CHIPS MEMBERSHIP – TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Article 1: Definitions

The following definitions apply in these terms and conditions:

  1. Member: the natural person or legal person with whom Techwatch bv has concluded a membership agreement. Wherever the member is mentioned, subscriber can also be read.
  2. Techwatch bv: publisher established in Nijmegen, who has issued the membership agreement as referred to under 1.4.
  3. Membership: the legal relationship within which Techwatch bv commits itself to provide information to the member periodically, against a predetermined payment obligation that the member must meet at agreed times. Wherever membership is mentioned, subscription can also be read.
  4. Membership agreement: the agreement between Techwatch bv and a member regarding a membership.
  5. Client: Third party that has signed an agreement with Techwatch bv.
  6. Bits&Chips: publication of Techwatch bv.
  7. Bits&Chips Subscription: the free membership form of Bits&Chips.
  8. Bits&Chips Premium Member: the paid membership form of Bits&Chips which included free access to all content during your membership.
  9. Bits&Chips Member: the paid membership form of Bits&Chips for specified content.
  10. Bits&Chips events: events organized by Techwatch bv.

Article 2: General conditions

  1. Unless explicitly agreed upon otherwise, these General Terms and Conditions apply to all membership agreements between Techwatch bv and member. By entering into a membership, the member accepts these General Terms and Conditions.
  2. The rights and / or obligations of the member cannot be transferred to a third party, unless previously agreed upon in writing with Techwatch bv .
  3. Techwatch bv reserves the right to unilaterally change these membership conditions. Changes to the terms and conditions take effect at the end of the current payment / membership period.

Article 3: Offer and acceptance

  1. The membership agreement is concluded via the website (My Account).
  2. Techwatch bv is entitled to refuse a request to enter into a membership agreement without giving a reason.
  3. You can arrange a new membership agreement throughout the year. Membership will commence with the next edition to appear after confirmation from both Techwatch bv and the member, with a minimum duration of one month.
  4. Techwatch bv is entitled to change the scope, content and layout of the publication at its own discretion, at any time, whereby Techwatch bv ensures that the publication is also reasonably and qualitatively in proportion to the membership rate after changes.

Article 4: Extension, cancellation and termination of agreement

  1. Membership applies until cancellation (unless stated otherwise) and for at least the agreed membership period.
  2. A membership will be tacitly extended by one year or month (depending on your choice of subscription) at the current membership price, unless the member has canceled the membership via My Account with due observance of a notice period of at least 1 month after the first period of the Membership.
  3. Any cancellation for can only be made via My Account or in writing at the end of the current membership period or with due observance of 1 month of cancellation, after the first period of the membership.
  4. The termination is approved after written confirmation is received from Techwatch bv per e-mail.
  5. In the event of the death of a natural person, the membership agreement will be terminated the moment the death is notified to Techwatch bv .
  6. In the event of death, a refund of the membership fee is possible for the membership period that has not expired at that time. Reimbursement can only take place if there is an amount in excess of fifteen (15) euros.

Article 5: Pricing policy

  1. Techwatch bv can adjust the membership prices unilaterally, on an annual basis.
  2. The price increase for members starts after the end of the current membership period for which payment has already been made.
  3. If the address where the magazine should be delivered gives rise to additional costs, Techwatch bv is entitled to charge these costs to the member.

Article 6: Invoicing and payment

  1. The membership fee must be paid in advance. The invoice is issued in the first week of the following month after the membership is closed.
  2. In the event of an extension, invoicing will take place prior to the month in which the membership will be renewed.
  3. Payment must be made within the specified payment period. This period always expires on the fourteenth (14th) day after the invoice date.
  4. Each membership is invoiced separately by Techwatch bv to the member, unless the parties have agreed otherwise.
  5. If payment arrears arise, Techwatch bv is entitled to suspend (further) receipt. Suspension of membership will never result in the member being relieved of his contractual (payment) obligations.
  6. The absence of an invoice as referred to in Article 6.1 or 6.2 does not lead to the lapse of any right. Techwatch bv may, within twelve (12) months after sending the invoice to the member, regardless of whether the invoice has already been paid, correct inaccuracies or other defects in the invoice and debit or credit the invoice in accordance with it.

Article 7: Delivery and addressing

  1. A member must inform us of a move at least three (3) weeks before the relevant date via My Account or by email at info@techwatch.nl.
  2. Techwatch bv puts its utmost effort to having the magazine delivered on the agreed day. If the member has not received the magazine on time, he / she can report a complaint about the delivery to the Memberships department of Techwatch bv . Techwatch bv will then make every effort to deliver the magazine free of charge. This only applies to paid memberships for which payment has already been paid to Techwatch bv . As far as possible, this post-delivery will take place within one (1) week after the complaint has been submitted, provided that the complaint is submitted within two (2) weeks of the intended delivery date.
  3. Complaints regarding the delivery do not give the member the right to suspend the payment of the membership fee in whole or in part.
  4. Techwatch bv is in no way liable for any (consequential) damage that the member suffers or could suffer due to the magazine not being delivered or not delivered on time.
  5. The member is not entitled to a refund of part of the membership fee paid by him / her if the magazine is not delivered once or more by Techwatch bv or the shipping company concerned as a result of a force majeure situation that makes delivery impossible.
  6. Inaccuracies in the address or the name of the member can be changed in My Account or must be reported to Techwatch bv as soon as possible.

Article 8: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  1. The (personal) data provided by the member to Techwatch bv is included in a database that is used for the implementation of the membership agreement, as well as for informing the member about relevant services and products from Techwatch bv , or third parties carefully selected by Techwatch bv . This will be done in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) and the type of membership that has been entered into.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS PER MEMBERSHIP TYPE

Article 1: Bits&Chips Subscription

  1. Bits&Chips Subscription is intended for everyone with an interest in the Dutch and Flemish high tech ecosystem, eg engineers developing technical software, electronics and integrated circuits.
  2. The subscriber agrees to receive (e-) mailings from Techwatch bv, Techwatch Events, Techwatch Books, High Tech Institute  and carefully selected third parties.
  3. Shipping is limited to the Netherlands and Belgium.
  4. Bits&Chips Subscriber can be stopped by Techwatch bv at any time.
  5. There are no costs associated with Bits&Chips Subscriber

 

Article 2: Bits&Chips Premium Member

  1. Bits&Chips Premium is intended for individuals.
  2. The current membership rate of Bits&Chips Premium can be found on the Bits&Chips website and in the magazine.
  3. The member must complete the entire registration form.
  4. Bits&Chips Premium gives further specified benefits, which are only valid if the personal details are entered correctly.
  5. The premium member receives Bits&Chips at the address in his/her account.
  6. Bits&Chips Premium members receive 1 (one) code per person for free access to all Bits&Chips events. This discount code is personal and not transferable. The discount code can be exchanged once per Techwatch bv event for a discount determined by Techwatch bv.
  7. Techwatch bv determines how many Bits&Chips events are organized per year. Techwatch bv determines each year how the organization of the Bits&Chips events is shaped. Numbers, content and themes are subject to change and no rights can be derived from this.
  8. The free code for the Bits&Chips events are sent to the member by email prior to the event in question.
  9. It is the responsibility of the member to provide the correct email address available to Bits&Chips at all times.
  10. No rights can be derived from codes that were not received properly or on time by the member. Bits&Chips is not liable for the possible consequences of discount codes not being received or received too late.
  11. Once a year, the member must check his / her data for accuracy.
  12. The member agrees to receive (e-) mailings from Techwatch bv, Techwatch Events, Techwatch Books, High Tech Institute and carefully selected third parties.
  13. Shipping of the print magazine is limited to the Netherlands and Belgium.
  14. This membership applies until cancellation, subject to the notice period of two (2) months after the first year.
  15. Your Premium Membership will renew each month or year, depending on your choice of membership

Article 3: Bits&Chips Member

  1. Bits&Chips Member is intended for individuals.
  2. The current membership rate of Bits&Chips Member can be found on the Bits&Chips website and in the magazine.
  3. The member must complete the entire registration form.
  4. Bits&Chips Member gives further specified benefits, which are only valid if the personal details are entered correctly.
  5. The premium member receives Bits&Chips at the address in his/her account.
  6. It is the responsibility of the member to provide the correct email address available to Bits&Chips at all times.
  7. Once a year, the member must check his / her data for accuracy.
  8. The member agrees to receive (e-) mailings from Techwatch bv, Techwatch Events, Techwatch Books, High Tech Institute and carefully selected third parties.
  9. Shipping of the print magazine is limited to the Netherlands and Belgium.
  10. This membership applies until cancellation, subject to the notice period of 1 month after the first period.
  11. Your Membership will renew each month or year, depending on your choice of membership