Terms and Conditions

Aristeed BV. is a full service investigation company, specializing in business intelligence, corporate investigations, intellectual property protection and shipping and logistics. Services include due diligence, executive screening and vetting, competitive intelligence, fraud investigation, asset tracing and surveillance.

We assume that as a client of Aristeed, you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions before requesting our services. Aristeed reserves the right to amend or remove parts of its Terms and Conditions from time to time. Such changes will be posted on www.aristeed.com. It is the responsibility of the client to remain current with these.

Definitions and scope

These terms set out the entire agreement between the parties, and supersede all prior oral and written agreements, understandings and arrangements relating to the subject matter or these terms and conditions.

In these terms and conditions, “Services” means the investigations, advice, reports and any other form of information supplied in any format by Aristeed according to the client’s request. The “Client” means the party requesting the services, and “Aristeed” means the business of Aristeed B.V.

Provision of services

Aristeed agrees the scope of a project and its deliverables on a case-by-case basis. Upon client approval, Aristeed sends written confirmation of the agreement in the form of a Statement of Work. This becomes a binding contract.

Requests for additional work relating to an existing project are confirmed in a new Statement of Work. Price quotes and delivery dates are provided with each Statement of Work.

Delivery dates for projects are provided in good faith, based on information available to Aristeed at the time of accepting the client’s request for services. A delay in the completion of services does not entitle the client to repudiate the contract or any part thereof, or to claim any damages or compensation in respect of such a delay.

Aristeed reserves the right to sub-contract all or any part of the contract without prior notice to the client.
Aristeed reserves the right to refuse, or discontinue projects, if necessary. Aristeed does not accept any liability for this.

The client agrees not to use any information provided by Aristeed (conversation, email, letter, report or any other form of communication), unless it is expressly identified as a statement of truth, affidavit, witness statement or statement of fact, by Aristeed and with the written approval from Aristeed.

Confidentiality

Aristeed upholds client confidentiality, and prides itself on a providing professional service.
We are, however, obliged to divulge client or potential client information, if required to do so by law, to protect our own rights, or the safety of another person.

The information Aristeed provides is for the sole use of the client. The client agrees not to divulge any information provided by Aristeed, in any format, to third parties without the prior consent of Aristeed.

Indemnity

Aristeed carries out investigations discreetly and diplomatically, and will not make any direct approach to a subject under investigation without consent from the client. The client acknowledges that in carrying out its work, Aristeed may alert the subject being investigated to this fact. Aristeed accepts no liability for any consequences or losses (direct or indirect) or any action taken by the client or subject under investigation in this regard.

Aristeed researches and verifies the information it provides thoroughly and meticulously, nevertheless, a situation may arise in which the accuracy of our information is questioned or disputed.

Aristeed, under no circumstances, accepts responsibility for any loss or damages incurred by a client or potential client, directly or indirectly arising from:

• the use or misuse of any information provided by ourselves, in any manner or format.
• inaccuracy of information derived from third party sources or supplied by Aristeed, verbally or in writing.
• the nature of information gathered on behalf of the client.
• delay in obtaining information or the inability to obtain information on behalf of the client, owing to an
act of God or any other cause whatsoever, beyond Aristeed’s control.

Aristeed reserves the right to draw any normal and reasonable conclusions from the information it gathers without accepting any liability, financial or otherwise, as to the accuracy of such conclusions.

Aristeed, does not, under any circumstances, accept any liability for loss or damages incurred by a client or potential client for the cancellation or discontinuation of services, or for any delay in providing information or a report to a client.

Restriction of liability

Aristeed’s responsibility is strictly limited to rectification or the replacement of services provided, within a reasonable timeframe, should it be found that Aristeed has acted negligently, been in breach of contract or a statutory duty.

Payment

Aristeed takes on projects from the client on the express understanding that the instructing solicitor and/ or client or company is responsible for the payment of all fees and disbursements incurred whether on behalf of their clients or otherwise.

Fees for services rendered are required to be paid in Euros, within 30 days from invoice date.
Aristeed reserves the right to charge for work completed or partly completed, this applies also to projects discontinued or cancelled by Aristeed.

Jurisdiction

All contracts and agreements between Aristeed and the client operate as Dutch contracts, and are governed by the law of the Netherlands.

All enquiries and questions can be directed to info@aristeed.com