General Terms for Conferences and other Events
These general terms apply, subject to being annexed to the order confirmation or will otherwise be agreed upon between the parties that they should apply.
An Event takes place on premises provided, with or without accommodation and/or refreshments, e.g. for conferences or when ordering meeting or conference rooms. Customer means the person – legal or natural – who is liable to pay for the Event. Supplier means the facility that supplies the event. Order Value means the contract price of the entire order or the total of the number of participants ordered multiplied by the contract price per participant per day plus the price of services ordered separately.
Orders may be placed orally or in writing. The Supplier shall confirm receipt of orders in writing.
3. Advance payment
An advance payment of 25 percent of the confirmed price shall be payable within 10 days of the invoice date. Invoices for the amount of the advance payment shall be sent out immediately as a booking is confirmed. If the advance payment is not made, the order is not binding on the Supplier.
4. Special wishes at time of order
If the Customer has any special wishes concerning e.g. special food, pets, etc., these shall be made known at time of order. The same applies if the Customer requires special security arrangements.
5. Valuable property
If the Customer wishes to bring property of high value and to store it in the Supplier’s storage rooms, baggage rooms or safe, he shall so inform the Supplier. In the event of theft or similar, the Supplier shall be liable to make compensation only if the Supplier by a written confirmation has undertaken to be responsible for the property.
Cancellations must be made in writing. In the event of cancellation less than four weeks before the first day of the Event, the Customer shall compensate the Supplier with a certain percentage of the full Order Value. The applicable percentage shall be set forth in the Supplier’s order confirmation. In the event of a partial cancellation, the compensation shall refer to the cancelled part.
The Customer shall be liable for all costs arising from the order. If participants are each to pay anything themselves, this must be approved by the supplier. The failure of any participant to show up for any ordered meal shall not entail any entitlement to a reduction in the price. Payment shall be made as agreed. If an agreement has been made for payment against invoice, the Customer shall make full cash payment within 20 days of the invoice date. If the time for payment is exceeded, the Supplier shall be entitled to charge late payment interest from the due date at the current Swedish reference rate with a surcharge of eight percentage points. Invoices shall be subject to an invoicing charge.
8. Reservation on price changes
a) If the Supplier wishes to reserve the right to increase prices, he must clearly inform the Customer thereof in the written order confirmation.
b) The Supplier shall inform the Customer as soon as a surcharge is imposed.
9. Force majeure
Strikes, lockouts, conflagrations, explosions, wars or warlike conditions, substantial restrictions on supplies and other circumstances outside the Supplier’s control entitles the Supplier to cancel the agreement without any liability in damages.
10. Liability for property /infliction of damage
The Supplier shall not be strictly liable for property kept in hotel rooms or on the Supplier’s premises. Should it prove that the Supplier or his employees have acted recklessly or negligently or otherwise bear the blame for property being lost or damaged, the Supplier shall be liable for the lost/damaged property. The Supplier shall also be liable for property kept in storage rooms locked by the Supplier, unless such property is of particularly high value (see clause 5). The Customer shall, for his part, be responsible for damage that he himself or his participants negligently inflict upon the Supplier.
To resolve legal disputes or uncertainties relating to conferences and other events, the Disciplinary Board of
Visita is at the disposal of both parties free of charge. Visitas corporate members have undertaken to adhere to the decisions of the Disciplinary Board.
Applicable from 1 January 2006.
Visita, Swedish Hospitality Industry • Box 1158 • 111 81 Stockholm • tel 08-762 74 00 • fax 08-21 58 61 • firstname.lastname@example.org • http://www.visita.se/