STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES
Application of Terms and Conditions
The Supplier shall supply and the Customer shall purchase the Goods and Services in accordance with the specification which shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions; and
The Contract shall be to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions subject to which any such quotation is accepted or purported to be accepted, or any such order is made or purported to be made, by the Customer.
Definitions and Interpretation
In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
“Business Day”means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday;
“Commencement Date”means the commencement date for the Contract as set out in the specification;
“Confidential Information”means, in relation to either Party, information which is disclosed to that Party by the other Party pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement (whether orally or in writing or any other medium, and whether or not the information is expressly stated to be confidential or marked as such);
“Contract”means the contract for the purchase and sale of the Goods and supply of the Services under these Terms and Conditions;
“Contract Price”means the price stated in the Contract payable for the Goods;
“Customer”means the person who accepts a quotation or offer of the Supplier for the sale of the Goods and supply of the Services, or whose order for the Goods and Services is accepted by the Supplier;
“Delivery Date”means the date on which the Goods are to be delivered as stipulated in the Customer’s order and accepted by the Supplier;
“Goods”means the goods (including any instalment of the goods or any parts for them) which the Supplier is to supply in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
“Month”means a calendar month;
“Services”means the Services to be provided to the Customer as set out in the specification; and
“Supplier”means David Rodgers and includes all employees and agents of David Rodgers.
Unless the context otherwise requires, each reference in these Terms and Conditions to:
“writing”, and any cognate expression, includes a reference to any communication effected by electronic or facsimile transmission or similar means;
a statute or a provision of a statute is a reference to that statute or provision as amended or re-enacted at the relevant time;
“these Terms and Conditions” is a reference to these Terms and Conditions and any Schedules as amended or supplemented at the relevant time;
a Schedule is a schedule to these Terms and Conditions; and
a Clause or paragraph is a reference to a Clause of these Terms and Conditions (other than the Schedules) or a paragraph of the relevant Schedule.
a “Party” or the “Parties” refer to the parties to these Terms and Conditions.
The headings used in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and shall have no effect upon the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions.
Words imparting the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa.
References to any gender shall include the other gender.
Basis of Sale and Service
The Supplier’s employees or agents are not authorised to make any representations concerning the Goods or Services unless confirmed by the Supplier in writing. In entering into the Contract the Customer acknowledges that it does not rely on, and waives any claim for breach of, any such representations which are not so confirmed.
No variation to these Terms and Conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing between the authorised representatives of the Customer and the Supplier.
Sales literature, price lists and other documents issued by the Supplier in relation to the Goods and Services are subject to alteration without notice and do not constitute offers to sell the Goods which are capable of acceptance. No contract for the sale of the Goods and Services shall be binding on the Supplier unless the Supplier has issued a quotation which is expressed to be an offer to sell the Goods and Services or has accepted an order placed by the Customer by whichever is the earlier of:
the Supplier’s written acceptance;
delivery of the Goods; or
provision of the Services; or
the Supplier’s invoice.
Any typographical, clerical or other accidental errors or omissions in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or information issued by the Supplier shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the Supplier.
No order submitted by the Customer shall be deemed to be accepted by the Supplier unless and until confirmed in writing by the Supplier’s authorised representative.
The specification for the Goods shall be that set out in the Supplier’s sales documentation unless varied expressly in the Customer’s order (if such variation(s) is/are accepted by the Supplier).
Illustrations, photographs or descriptions whether in catalogues, brochures, price lists or other documents issued by the Supplier are intended as a guide only and shall not be binding on the Supplier.
The Supplier reserves the right to make any changes in the specification of the Goods which are required to conform with any applicable safety or other statutory or regulatory requirements or, where the Goods are to be supplied to the Supplier’s specification, which do not materially affect their quality or performance.
No order which has been accepted by the Supplier may be cancelled by the Customer except with the agreement in writing of the Supplier on the terms that the Customer shall indemnify the Supplier in full against all loss (including loss of profit), costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges and expenses incurred by the Supplier as a result of such cancellation.
The goods are not to be used in the USA or Canada, or any other country listed with the product specification.
All designs created by the Supplier are Copyright of David Rodgers, even if not explicitly specified with or on the Goods. Other Goods may be supplied which are copies of other’s work, under license or agreement, and those designs are then Copyright of the proper Copyright holder. These designs are protected by International Copyright laws and are not to be copied in any way, whoever is the Copyright holder.
With effect from the Commencement Date the Supplier shall, in consideration of the price being paid in accordance with Clauses 6 and 7 will provide the Services expressly identified in the specification.
The Supplier will use reasonable care and skill to perform the Services identified in the specification.
The Supplier shall use its reasonable endeavours to complete its obligations under the Contract, but time will not be of the essence in the performance of such obligations.
The price of the Goods and Services shall be the price listed in the Supplier’s specification current at the date of acceptance of the Customer’s order or such other price as may be agreed in writing by the Supplier and the Customer.
Where the Supplier has quoted a price for the Goods other than in accordance with the Supplier’s published price list the price quoted shall be valid for 30 days only or such lesser time as the Supplier may specify.
The Supplier reserves the right, by giving written notice to the Customer at any time before delivery or provision, to increase the price of the Goods and/or Services to reflect any increase in the cost to the Supplier which is due to any factor beyond the control of the Supplier (including, without limitation, any foreign exchange fluctuation, currency regulation, alteration of duties, significant increase in the costs of labour, materials or other costs of manufacture), any change in delivery dates, quantities or specifications for the Goods and services which are requested by the Customer, or any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate information or instructions.
Except as otherwise stated under the terms of any specification or in any price list of the Supplier, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between the Customer and the Supplier, all prices are inclusive of the Supplier’s charges for packaging and transport.
The price is exclusive of any applicable value added tax, excise, sales taxes or levies of a similar nature which are imposed or charged by any competent fiscal authority in respect of the Goods and Services, which the Customer shall be additionally liable to pay to the Supplier.
Certain goods are to be paid for before goods are posted out. This payment must be made in good time, using cleared funds, before the goods will be posted out to you.
If agreed in writing between the Customer and the Supplier, credit shall be provided, and the Supplier shall invoice the Customer for the price of the Goods and Services on or at any time after delivery of the Goods and/or the Provision of the Services (as applicable), unless, in the case of Goods, the Goods are to be collected by the Customer or the Customer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods, in which event the Supplier shall be entitled to invoice the Customer for the price at any time after the Supplier has notified the Customer that the Goods are ready for collection or (as the case may be) the Supplier has tendered delivery of the Goods.
The Customer shall pay the price of the Goods (less any discount or credit allowed by the Supplier, but without any other deduction, credit or set off) within 30 Business Days of the date of the Supplier’s invoice or otherwise in accordance with such credit terms as may have been agreed in writing between the Customer and the Supplier in respect of the Contract. Payment shall be made on the due date notwithstanding that delivery or provision may not have taken place and/or that the property in the Goods has not passed to the Customer. The time for the payment of the price shall be of the essence of the Contract. Receipts for payment will be issued only upon request.
All payments shall be made to the Supplier as indicated on the form of acceptance or invoice issued by the Supplier.
The Supplier is not obliged to accept orders from any customer or buyer who has not supplied the Supplier with references satisfactory to the Supplier. If at any time the Supplier is not satisfied as to the creditworthiness of the Customer it may give notice in writing to the Customer that no further credit will be allowed to the Customer in which event no further goods or services will be delivered or provided to the Customer other than against cash payment and notwithstanding sub-Clause 7.2 of these conditions, all amounts owing by the Customer to the Supplier shall be immediately payable in cash.
Refunds of any monies shall only be made using the method of initial payment, to the same account of the initial payment.
Delivery and Performance
Delivery of the Goods shall be made by the Supplier delivering the Goods to the place in the United Kingdom or where agreed, elsewhere, specified in the specification using a suitable 3rd party carrier. It is not possible to pick up the goods from the Supplier.
The Customer shall inform the Supplier at the time of specifying the Goods and Services if they have any fixed or semi fixed deadline which the work needs to be completed by. The Customer accepts that if this is provided, only approximate delivery timescales can be provided due to the nature of the work.
The Delivery Date is approximate only and time for delivery shall not be of the essence unless previously agreed by the Supplier in writing. The Goods may be delivered by the Supplier in advance of the Delivery Date upon giving reasonable notice to the Customer.
If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods or any part of them on the Delivery Date and/or fails to provide any instructions, documents, licences, consents or authorisations required to enable the Goods to be delivered on that date, the Supplier shall be entitled upon given written notice to the Customer to store or arrange for the storage of the Goods and then notwithstanding the provisions of sub-Clause 10.1 of these Conditions risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer, delivery shall be deemed to have taken place and the Customer shall pay to the Supplier all costs and expenses including storage and insurance charges arising from such failure.
With effect from the Commencement Date the Supplier shall, in consideration of the price being paid in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and the specification, provide the Services expressly identified in the specification.
Late or Non-Delivery of Goods and Services
The Supplier is not liable for Goods lost, damaged or stolen in transit either when the Supplier is delivering, or any carrier is used.
The nature of the work undertaken is such that many Goods are one offs, and not easily or quickly reproduced if damaged or lost during delivery. It may also be difficult to get replacement parts from third party suppliers. In such cases the Customer accepts that it may take some time to replace such Goods; in some cases it will not be possible to replace the Goods at all, in which case a refund of any money paid will be provided using the same payment method & account as when paid.
It shall be understood that the Supplier is a single craftsman, intentionally without employees or sub contractors, and that, from time to time he, or his family, may suffer illness or accident that may prevent the Supplier from Supplying the Goods or Services within the timescales given. In such cases, where possible, the Supplier shall inform the Customer of such delays, and the Supplier shall not be liable to find replacements or be liable for losses on the part of the Customer.
The nature of the work the Supplier undertakes uses wood which is a natural material, that sometimes has to be ‘air dried’ before use. The Customer accepts that the process of ‘air drying’ can not be accurately predicted, as it depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to, timber and prevailing weather. This may affect the delivery of Goods and Services by at times increasing delivery times, sometimes significantly.
Wood is a natural material that contains faults, not all of which are apparent in larger logs of timber until it has dried, or is cut up for making the Goods. This makes it a volatile material. The Supplier shall not be liable for any losses occurring due to extending timescales due to faults in materials found whilst making the items, nor shall the Supplier be expected to dry excessive quantities of timber prior to making the Goods.
The Supplier relies on third party companies for supplying Goods and Services for them to provide the Goods. Some of the Goods and Services required from third party companies are very specialist, sometimes they are the only supplier in the world, and, at times, the third parties may not supply their Goods and Services in time. David Rodgers, the Supplier, shall not be liable for loss occurring due to extended deadlines occurring through the failure of third party companies from supplying Goods and Services.
Risk and Retention of Title
Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to the Customer at:
in the case of Goods to be delivered at the Supplier’s premises, the time when the Supplier notifies the Customer that the Goods are available for collection;
in the case of Goods to be delivered otherwise than at the Supplier’s premises, the time of delivery or, if the Customer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods, the time when the Supplier has tendered delivery of the Goods; or
in the case of Goods being installed by the Supplier, the time that the Supplier notifies the Customer that the installation is complete.
Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the Goods, or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, legal and beneficial title of the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods.
Sub-Clause 10.2 notwithstanding, legal and beneficial title of the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods and any other goods supplied by the Supplier and the Customer has repaid all moneys owed to the Supplier, regardless of how such indebtedness arose.
Until payment has been made to the Supplier in accordance with these Conditions and title in the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall be in possession of the Goods as bailee for the Supplier and the Customer shall store the Goods separately and in an appropriate environment, shall ensure that they are identifiable as being supplied by the Supplier and shall insure the Goods against all reasonable risks.
The Customer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the Goods which remain the property of the Supplier, but if the Customer does so all money owing by the Customer to the Supplier shall (without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Supplier) forthwith become due and payable.
The Supplier reserves the right to repossess any Goods in which the Supplier retains title without notice. In the event of repossession the Customer shall deliver up to the Supplier all Goods in which title has not passed, the cost of which shall be born by the Customer.
The Customer’s right to possession of the Goods in which the Supplier maintains legal and beneficial title shall terminate if:
the Customer commits or permits any material breach of his obligations under these Conditions;
the Customer is or becomes the subject of a bankruptcy order or takes advantage of any other statutory provision for the relief of insolvent debtors.
The Supplier may assign the Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company without the prior consent of the Customer.
The Customer shall not be entitled to assign the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
If on delivery any of the Goods are defective in any material respect and either the Customer lawfully refuses delivery of the defective Goods or, if they are signed for on delivery as “condition and contents unknown” the Customer gives written notice of such defect to the Supplier within 28 Business Days of such delivery, the Supplier shall at its option:
where possible, replace the defective Goods. As many items are off ones, it will not always be possible to replace the Goods, in many other cases, it may take some time to replace the items; or
refund to the Customer the price for those Goods which are defective, using the payment method and account used on paying for the goods;
but the Supplier shall have no further liability to the Customer in respect thereof and the Customer may not reject the Goods if delivery is not refused or notice given by the Customer as set out above.
No Goods may be returned to the Supplier without the prior agreement in writing of the Supplier. Subject thereto any Goods returned which the Supplier is satisfied were supplied subject to defects of quality or condition which would not be apparent on inspection shall either be replaced free of charge or, at the Supplier’s sole discretion the Supplier shall refund or credit to the Customer the price of such defective Goods but the Supplier shall have no further liability to the Customer.
The Supplier shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from fair wear and tear, or any wilful damage, negligence, subjection to normal conditions, failure to follow the Supplier’s instructions (whether given orally or in writing), misuse or alteration of the Goods without the Supplier’s prior approval, or any other act or omission on the part of the Customer, its employees or agents or any third party.
Goods, other than defective Goods returned under sub-Clauses 12.1 or 12.2, returned by the Customer and accepted by the Supplier may be credited to the Customer at the Supplier’s sole discretion and without any obligation on the part of the Supplier.
Subject as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, and except where the Goods are sold under a consumer sale, all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The Customer shall be responsible for ensuring that, except to the extent that instructions as to the use or sale of the Goods are contained in the packaging or labelling of the Goods, any use or sale of the Goods by the Customer is in compliance with all applicable statutory requirements and that handling and sale of the Goods by the Customer is carried out in accordance with directions given by the Supplier or any competent governmental or regulatory authority and the Customer will indemnify the Supplier against any liability loss or damage which the Supplier might suffer as a result of the Customer’s failure to comply with this condition.
Right to Return the Goods and to Receive a Refund
If the Customer is not satisfied with any Goods purchased from the Supplier, the Customer may cancel the Contract and return the Goods to the Supplier and obtain a refund of the price of the returned Goods, provided:
the Customer informs the Supplier of the decision to cancel the Contract within 28 calendar days of delivery of the Goods; and
the Goods are returned in their original condition and in original packaging; and
are returned to the correct returns address.
While the Goods remain in the Customer’s possession the Customer is under a duty to ensure that the Goods are kept safe and secure.
Where the Goods are custom made to the order of the Customer, the Customer shall not be entitled to return the Goods and receive a refund unless the Goods are faulty. The statutory rights of the Customer are unaffected.
Refunds shall only be made using the method, and to the account, that the original payment was made.
If the Customer fails to make any payment on the due date then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Supplier, the Supplier shall be entitled to:
cancel the order or suspend any further deliveries of Goods or provision of Services to the Customer;
appropriate any payment made by the Customer to such of the Goods and/or Services (or the goods and and/or services supplied under any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier) as the Supplier may think fit (notwithstanding any purported appropriation by the Customer); and
charge the Customer interest (both before and after any judgement) on the amount unpaid, at the rate of 2% per annum above Bank of England base rate from time to time, until payment in full is made (a part of a month being treated as a full month for the purpose of calculating interest).
This condition applies if:
the Customer fails to perform or observe any of its obligations hereunder or is otherwise in breach of the Contract; or
the Customer becomes subject to an administration order or makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors (within the meaning of the Insolvency Act 1986) or becomes bankrupt; or
an encumbrancer takes possession, or a receiver is appointed, of any of the property or assets of the Customer; or
the Supplier reasonably apprehends that any of the events mentioned above is about to occur in relation to the Customer and notifies the Customer accordingly.
If sub-Clause 13.2 applies then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Supplier, the Supplier shall be entitled to cancel the Contract or suspend any further deliveries under the Contract without any liability to the Customer, and if the Goods have been delivered but not paid for the price shall become immediately due and payable notwithstanding any previous agreement or arrangement to the contrary.
If the Supplier fails to perform the Services with reasonable care and skill it will carry out remedial action at no extra cost to the Customer.
The Customer shall indemnify the Supplier against all damages, costs, claims and expenses suffered by the Supplier arising from loss or damage to any equipment (including that of third parties) caused by the Client, or its agents.
All notices under these Terms and Conditions and under the Contract shall be in writing and be deemed duly given if signed by, or on behalf of, a duly authorised officer of the Party giving the notice.
Notices shall be deemed to have been duly given:
when delivered, if delivered by courier or other messenger (including registered mail) during the normal business hours of the recipient; or
when sent, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail and a successful transmission report or return receipt is generated; or
on the fifth business day following mailing, if mailed by national ordinary mail, postage prepaid; or
on the tenth business day following mailing, if mailed by airmail, postage prepaid.
All notices under this Agreement shall be addressed to the most recent address, e-mail address, or facsimile number notified to the other Party.
Neither Party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing their obligations where such failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the reasonable control of that Party. Such causes include, but are not limited to: power failure, Internet Service Provider failure, industrial action, civil unrest, fire, flood, storms, earthquakes, acts of terrorism, acts of war, governmental action or any other event that is beyond the control of the Party in question.
The Parties agree that no failure by either Party to enforce the performance of any provision in these Terms and Conditions or under the Contract shall constitute a waiver of the right to subsequently enforce that provision or any other provision. Such failure shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach and shall not constitute a continuing waiver.
The Parties agree that, in the event that one or more of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions or the Contract are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that / those provisions shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions (and, by extension, the Contract). The remainder of these and the Contract shall be valid and enforceable.
Third Party Rights
A person who is not a party to the Contract shall have no rights under the Contract pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions and the Contract (including any non-contractual matters and obligations arising therefrom or associated therewith) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales.
Any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim between the Parties relating to these Terms and Conditions or to the Contract (including any non-contractual matters and obligations arising therefrom or associated therewith) shall fall within the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.