Terms and Conditions

Standard conditions of sale of Koninklijke Brill N.V.
Registered at the Kamer van Koophandel (Chamber of Commerce) in Leiden under number 28000012.


1. Brill's Standard Conditions of Sale apply to all offers made by Brill and to all contracts between Brill and the Purchaser, unless otherwise agreed between the parties. In the event that Brill notifies the Purchaser of additional conditions, such conditions shall prevail. Standard conditions used by the Purchaser shall not apply.

2. Brill is entitled to alter prices at any time. The price of Brill products shall be as set by Brill at the time when the agreement with the Purchaser is concluded. All prices stated are exclusive of VAT and exclusive of any other taxes or transport costs. These costs will be charged separately.

3. All Brill products are sold as is, with no warranties of fitness for any particular purpose.

4. All copyrights, trademark rights, database rights, subsidiary rights, and other intellectual property rights shall remain the sole property of Brill. The Purchaser shall not sell any Brill product except as agreed with Brill, or produce derivative works, or upload, mount, or distribute any part of the Brill products on the Internet, with the exception of Brill Open articles, where the relevant Creative Commons License shall apply.

5. The personal data of the Purchaser are stored in accordance with the Dutch Law for the Protection of Personal Data. Such data will not be passed on to third parties.

6. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands and be brought before the competent court in The Hague in the Netherlands.

Print products

7. Brill or its distributor will issue an invoice to the Purchaser, stating products sold, price, shipping costs, and VAT with regard to the print products; the Purchaser will pay the amount stated on the invoice within thirty days of the date stated on the invoice.

8. Brill remains the owner of all print products supplied until the Purchaser has paid for them. At the moment when the goods are delivered to the shipper (FOB), the Purchaser shall bear the risk with regard to the goods.

9. Brill shall deliver the print products as soon as possible after receipt of the Purchaser's order, subject to availability. All delivery dates are target dates, not firm dates.

10. Should the Purchaser have a complaint about a print product, he must notify Brill in writing within three months of receipt of the goods. The Purchaser shall not return goods before receiving Brill's prior permission. Unless otherwise agreed, the right to return goods is limited to damaged goods and/or goods that do not conform to the order placed by the Purchaser. Brill will not grant permission to return goods in the case of a special offer. The Purchaser shall pay return postage. All returned goods must be packed properly and accompanied by the original delivery document and/or the original address label.

Electronic products, journals and Print It products

11. Brill will issue the Purchaser with an order confirmation stating products sold, price, and VAT with regard to the goods, once the Purchaser has paid the amount stated on the electronic order form, using the credit card facility on the Website. This facility will send a separate financial statement.

12. In the case online product licenses, cancellations are not accepted.

13. In the case of journals and standing orders, cancellations with regard to the current subscription period are not accepted.