Terms and conditions
In these terms and conditions, the following definitions are used:
Dietitian: independent professional who provides nutritional education and diet advice and is lawfully qualified to maintain the title dietitian by the Beroepen in de Individuele Gezondheidszorg (BIG) legislation.
Client: natural and legal persons or their legal representatives, who have an agreement with the Dietitian.
Agreement: every agreement and commitment between Dietitian and Client, including changes and additions.
Service: all activities the Dietitian conducts by the order of or for the benefit of the Client, in any shape or form.
Consultation: one-on-one conversation that happens by phone, video call or corporeal, between Dietitian and Client, where the Dietitian provides nutritional education or diet advice.
Treatment: all services and products concerning nutritional education and diet advice, that the Dietitian provides to the Cliënt.
The concepts defined above are hereafter mentioned as, respectively: Dietitian, Client, Agreement, Service, Consultation, Treatment.
These terms and conditions are a part of every agreement between Dietitian and Client. By making such agreement, the Client declares to know and agree with these terms and conditions. The agreement between Dietitian and Client starts after an appointment is made for the first consultation and lasts during the time the Client is in treatment with the Dietitian. The agreement ends after the last (final) consultation. Changes in these terms and conditions are only applicable if the Dietitian changed the terms and conditions and notified the Client before making the agreement, or if both parties explicitly agreed to the changes. If a situation occurs which is not described in these terms and conditions, that situation should be reviewed in the spirit of these terms and conditions. If the Dietitian does not demand strict compliance to these terms and conditions, this doesn’t mean they are no longer applicable, nor does the Dietitian lose the right to demand strict compliance in other situations.
3. Rates and offers
The Dietitian communicates the rates and offers to the Client before the treatment starts. The Dietitian wields free rates. All offers from the Dietitian are without obligation, revocable and valid for an indefinite period of time, unless the Dietitian has communicated a deadline for acceptance to the Client.
The Client has the right to abandon the agreement in written word, without consequences, within 7 days from the day after the agreement about the appointment for the first consultation. If the Client decides to abandon the agreement within 7 days, but the first consultation has taken place already, the Dietitian is entitled to charge 90 euro to compensate the first consultation.
The Client can cancel a consultation 24 hours before, only by calling or texting, without consequences. If the Client cancels less that 24 hours before the consultation, or if the Client is not available through the Skype or phone contacts they have provided during the time of the planned consultation, then nothing will be charged in the first occurrence. If this occurs more than once, the full rate of the planned consultation will be charged. The Dietitian works with programs, so in this case the consultation of the program expires and is not replaced. Not being able to have the costs of this consultation reimbursed, does not suspend the payment obligation.
6. Agreement termination
The Dietitian is entitled to terminate the agreement if continuing the treatment is impossible considering circumstances, or does not lead to desired results according to the Dietitian. In case of a program, full restitution of the program price, subtracted by the normal rates of the already provided parts of the program, is applicable. Administrative data from the Dietitian is effectual.
7. Payment and declaration
The Dietitian is registered with the Kwaliteitsregister voor Paramedici (Quality Register for Paramedics, KP-number: 19103993789) and is a member of the Nederlandse Vereniging van Dietisten (Dutch Association for Dietitians). The Dietitian does not have contracts with health insurance companies. The Client is responsible for a timely payment to the Dietitian at all times. The Client receives the invoice after the first consultation and the payment should be transferred to the Dietitians bank account within 14 days, unless agreed otherwise. In case of a late payment, the Dietitian is entitled to charge legal interest as well as all the costs related to the collection of the payment. These include costs of a debt collection agency and legal costs. Concerning the correctness of the amount the Client is indebted to, the administrative data of the Dietitian is effectual, unless the contrary is proven explicitly. The Dietitian is entitled to terminate the treatment of the Client in the case of absence of payment, without the payment obligation expiring.
8. Online services
The Dietitian does not guarantee that online services are available at every moment from every location, or that provided services are free from viruses or other harmful components. In case of failure to create a durable Skype connection during the consultation, the Dietitian will contact the Client by phone. The e-consultation then changes into a phone consultation and this has no effect on the Clients’ obligation to pay. Neither does this give the Client the right to an extra consultation.
Treatment from the Diëtitian is focused on results, however, results of treatment from the Dietitian cannot be guaranteed. Liability of the Dietitian is ruled out in case of damage or injury caused by or related to advice or services provided by the Dietitian. This limitation does not apply if the damage is due to deliberate or gross fault from the Dietitian. Liability of the Dietitian is limited to insurance reimbursement in every case.
Communication between Dietitian and Client runs through email, WhatsApp, text, Skype and phone.
In case of a complaint, the Client is asked to inform the Dietitian first. The Dietitian strives to find a satisfactory solution for both parties. In case of a conflict that cannot be settled between the two parties, a complaint can be filed at the Klachtenloket Paramedici, via www.klachtenloketparamedici.nl.
13. Applicable law
On every legal relationship where the Dietitian is a party, only Dutch law is applicable, even if another party resides in another country. The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties is ruled out.