Terms and Conditions for the supply of goods and /or services
Section A applies solely to the Supply of Goods by the Company. This section must be read in conjunction with Section C. For the avoidance of doubt, this is if you are purchasing Goods which are Company branded. Section A and Section C of this Contract shall apply to you. However, please note that the Intellectual Property licence referred to in Condition 4 of Section C shall not apply when purchasing Company branded Goods.
Section B applies solely to the Supply of Services by the Company. This section must be read in conjunction with Section C. For the avoidance of doubt, if you are getting Corpro to provide any OEM product, or to develop something specific away from the Corpro standard product, then Section B applies along with Section C.
Section C applies to both the Supply of Goods and Services by the Company and must be read in conjunction with either Section A or B, whichever is applicable.
APPLICATION OF TERMS
a) Subject to any variation under Section C, Condition 10, the Contract shall be on these Conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which the Buyer purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document).
b) No terms or conditions endorsed on, delivered with or contained in the Buyer’s purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document shall form part of the Contract simply as a result of such document being referred to in the Contract.
c) Each order or acceptance of a quotation for Goods and/or Services by the Buyer from the Company shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods and/or Services subject to these Conditions.
d) No order placed by the Buyer shall be deemed to be accepted by the Company until a written
acknowledgement of order is issued by the Company.
e) If the Buyer wishes to change any order, any such change is subject to acceptance by the Company and the Buyer must pay any additional charges associated with fulfilling the changed order.
f) The Buyer shall ensure that the terms of its order are complete, accurate and fully comprehensible and are submitted to the Company within a sufficient time period such as will enable the Company to fulfil the Company’s obligations under the Contract.
g) Any quotation is given on the basis that no Contract shall come into existence until the Company dispatches a written acknowledgment of order to the Company. Any quotation is valid for a period of 30 days only from its date, provided that the Company has not previously withdrawn it.
For the avoidance of doubt, these definitions apply to Sections A, B and C, as well as the introduction to these Conditions.
Artwork means any image or design provided in any form to the Company by the Buyer for use by the Company in the performance of any Services.
Buyer means the person, firm or company who purchases the Goods or Services from the Company.
Company means Core Protection Systems Limited (which may also be referred to as ‘Corpro’).
Conditions means these Terms and Conditions of Supply.
Confidential Information means any information disclosed by one (the disclosing party) to another (the receiving party) if the disclosing party has notified the receiving party that the information is confidential, or the information could reasonably be supposed to be confidential.
Contract means any contract between the Company and the Buyer for the Supply of Goods and/or Services, and shall incorporate these Conditions.
Data Protection Legislation means the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
Document means any document in writing, and any map, plan, graph, drawing or photograph and any film, negative tape or other device or document embodying visual images and any disc, tape or other device or document embodying any other data.
Free Issue Materials means any goods provided to the Company by the Buyer without charge, which are for use by the Company in the performance of any Services.
Goods means the goods, articles and materials which are to be supplied by the Company as stated in a relevant purchase order and shall include accessories and services specified.
Input Material means any Documents or other materials, and any data or other information provided to the Company by the Buyer relating to the Services, including, without limitation, any Artwork and/or Free Issue Materials.
Intellectual Property Rights means any design rights, utility models, patents, inventions, logos, business names, trademarks, domain names, copyright, moral rights, rights in databases, source codes, reports, drawings, specifications, know how, trade secrets, rights in software, rights in the nature of unfair competition and the right to sue for passing off and any other equivalent or similar rights to any of the foregoing in any jurisdiction, whether registered or unregistered.
Output Material means any Documents or other materials including, without limitation, any goods produced, developed, used and/or provided in connection with the Services and any data or other information provided by the Company to the Buyer relating to the Services.
Personal Data means any data which relates to a living individual who may be identified from such data. Further clarification on what constitutes Personal Data can be found in the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and on the Information Commissioner’s Office website: www.ico.org.uk.
Services means any services agreed in the Contract to be performed by the Company for the Buyer as stated in a relevant purchase order, including, without limitation, any goods produced, developed, used and/or provided in connection with such services.
Supply means the provision of any Goods and/or Services by the Company to the Buyer. For the avoidance of doubt, any Goods and/or Services so provided, (or to be so provided, as applicable), are Supplied.
SECTION A – THE SUPPLY OF GOODS BY THE COMPANY
1. DELIVERY/DELAY/ACCEPTANCE OF GOODS
The place of delivery shall be ‘ex works’ the Company’s place of business unless otherwise quoted. Risk in the Goods passes to the Buyer on delivery. Delivery dates are given in good faith but are not guaranteed. Time is not of the essence and the Company shall be under no liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly out of late delivery. Subject to Inc warranties hereinafter contained, the Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods as being in conformity with the Contract and shall be bound to pay for them unless written notice of defect or shortage is given within 3 days of delivery.
The Buyer shall be responsible for the Goods and any risk loss or damage thereto and insurance thereof from the commencement of dispatch or shipment (which shall be ex works the Company’s premises unless agreed otherwise in writing). The Buyer shall insure the Goods to their full value against loss or damage and maintain such insurance until the Company has been paid. Where a quotation includes carriage prior to delivery, the Company will repair or replace free of charge Goods damaged in transit provided the carrier or the Company receive written notification of such damage within three days of delivery. But not otherwise and provided nothing has been done or left undone by the Buyer which might invalidate any claim against the carrier.
If the Buyer does not make appropriate arrangements to accept delivery within seven days after the date of notification that the Goods are ready for dispatch, then the Buyer must arrange and pay for storage and in default the company may arrange storage at Buyers expense without prejudice of the terms of payment. If the company’s storage facilities permit, it will store the Goods at a charge of one pound per square foot per week until the Goods are dispatched, and which shall be paid for as if they have been dispatched.
The amount of any and all taxes or other governmental charges upon the production shipment or sale of the Goods shall be added to the price and paid by the Buyer.
a) The Company will free of charge make good by repair, or at its option by the supply of a replacement, defects which upon delivery or under conditions of proper use appear in the Goods manufactured by it and which arise solely from faulty materials or workmanship of the Company provided that the Goods are returned carriage paid to the Company’s place of business within 3 months after the date of delivery by the Company. If inspection by the Company does not disclose a defect within the terms of the warranty the Company’s regular charges will be payable. No claim will be accepted for expenditure In altering or repairing any Goods nor for any consequent loss or damage, without prior written approval of the Company.
b) The Company’s liability under this Condition is in lieu of any warranty or conditions implied by law as to the quality or fitness or suitability for any particular purpose or merchantable quality or condition of the Goods and except as provided in this Condition the Company shall not be under any liability whether In contract tort or otherwise in respect of defects in the Goods or packaging thereof or for any injury damage or loss resulting from such defects or from any work done in connection therewith.
c) The Buyer shall be responsible for ascertaining if the Goods are suitable for the purpose required.
d) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the Company shall not be liable for:
– Any economic or consequential loss or damage or loss of profit or production suffered by the Buyer or third parties.
– Any damages in excess of the total price of the Contract.
– Any loss or damage against which it is customary in the trade for the Buyer to insure against.
e) In the event of the Company supplying Goods not manufactured by it, such goods, equipment or products will only carry such warranty as is provided by the manufacturer and no further liability therefore shall apply to the Company.
f) Nothing in the above Conditions is intended to reduce or limit the minimum strict liability in respect of the Goods imposed by statute on the Company arising out of death or injury to persons or otherwise and accordingly the above Conditions shall be applied and interpreted subject to this provision.
6. PROPERTY IN GOODS
a) The property in the Goods shall remain in the Company until such time as the Company has been paid in full for the Goods (in accordance with Section C, Condition 3) and until all other outstanding accounts due from the Buyer to the Company have been paid in full.
b) Whilst the Goods are being stored awaiting sale or further processing or where they have been processed but remain identifiable and capable of severance the Buyer shall label or distinguish them or shall maintain records in such manner as the Goods can be identified as having been supplied by the Company.
c) If the Buyer shall default in making due payments or (i) if an administrative receiver or administrator is appointed over any of the assets or undertaking of the Buyer or (ii) if a liquidator is appointed or (iii) if a winding-up order is made against the Buyer or (iv) if the Buyer goes into voluntary liquidation or calls a meeting of or makes an arrangement or composition with creditors or (v) upon the commencement of any act or proceedings in which the buyers insolvency or (vi) if distress or execution is threatened or levied on the Goods (all in accordance with Section C, Condition 6), the Company shall be entitled without prior notice to enter upon any premises of the Buyer (or of a third party holding the Goods on its behalf) to repossess and remove or at the Company’s election to label mark or list the Goods.
a) The Buyer will indemnify the Company against all claims, costs and expenses resulting from any infringement of any patents. registered trade marks or trade names or infringement is due to designs or specifications stipulated by the Buyer.
b) The Company reserves the right to cease work on any order being carried out if it should have reason to believe that the Goods are subject to an infringement claim, in which case the property in the work done shall not pass to the Buyer (except at the Company’s discretion) and the Company shall be entitled to be paid for work done and materials supplied.
8. DESIGNS AND DRAWINGS
Where designs are prepared by the Company for the Buyer, acceptance of the Contract by the Company is conditional upon such designs having been previously approved in writing by the Buyer and where the Goods are manufactured to designs submitted by the Buyer. The Company undertakes to provide them in strict conformity with such designs but accepts no responsibility in either case for functions or purpose of the Goods. Designs, drawings, photographic images and other media prepared by the Company remain the property of the Company, unless such variation is specifically agreed in writing by the Company prior to confirmation of the Buyers order. The Company reserves the right to use such media for marketing and other purposes.
If the Buyer requires to test or to inspect the Goods before delivery the Company reserves the right to stipulate the venue and all expenses shall be paid by the Buyer. If after seven days’ notice that the Company is to proceed with the tests there is delay on the part of the Buyer or its representatives in attending such tests, payment shall be deemed to be due as if the tests have been completed and dispatch has been made.
Without prejudice to any other rights and remedies which the Company may have under the Contract, the Company shall in respect of all debts of the Buyer to the Company have a general lien on all goods and property belonging to the Buyer in the Company’s possession (whether worked on Or not) and shall be entitled upon the expiration of fourteen days’ notice to the Buyer, to dispose of such goods or property as it thinks fit and to apply any proceeds of sale thereof towards the payment of such debts.
11. BREACH OF CONTRACT
In the event of the Buyer for any reason whatsoever failing either to effect any payment which may be due (in accordance with Section C, Condition 3) or remedy any other breach of contract after receiving notice from the Company requesting such breach to be remedied (in accordance with Section C, Condition 6a)), then the Company may without prejudice to any other rights be entitled forthwith to suspend performance of or terminate the Contract and the Buyer shall be responsible for the payment of all work done and services rendered to the date of termination regardless of whether the Buyer has received benefit. The Buyer shall pay to the Company at the Contract rate lot all work done materials used and goods delivered up to and including the date of termination and shall in addition indemnify the Company against any resulting loss, damage or expense incurred by the Company in connection with the supply or non-performance of the Contract including the cost of any material, plant or tools used or intended to be used therefor and the cost of labour and other overheads including a percentage in respect of profit.
SECTION B – THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES BY THE COMPANY
a) The description of any Services shall be as set out in the Company’s quotation or acknowledgement of order.
b) All samples, drawings, descriptive matter, specifications and advertising issued by the Company and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Company’s website, catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract and this is not a sale by sample.
c) Any and all Artwork shall be submitted in such format or formats and shall meet such standards as may be prescribed by the Company from time to time, at the Company’s absolute discretion. Details of any formats and standards prescribed by the Company for the submission of Artwork may be obtained by contacting the Company.
d) The Buyer shall be responsible for delivering any and all Free Issue Materials to the Company’s premises, unless otherwise agreed in advance with the Company and the Buyer shall, unless otherwise so agreed, also pay any and all costs associated therewith.
e) All Free Issue Materials shall be handled by the Company at the Buyer’s own risk and may be disposed of by the Company at the Buyer’s cost, (if any) unless otherwise agreed with the Company in advance.
f) If any Services are to be performed by the Company in accordance with any Input Material and/or any specification submitted by the Buyer, the Buyer shall hold the Company harmless and shall fully indemnify the Company against any and all liabilities, loss, damage, costs and expenses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable professional costs and expenses) awarded against or incurred by the Company in connection with, or paid or agreed to be paid by, the Company, in settlement of any claim for infringement of any patent, copyright, design, trade mark or any other intellectual property right of any other person resulting from the Company’s use of any Input Material and/or any specification so submitted.
2. COMMENCEMENT AND DURATION
a) The Services supplied under the Contract shall be provided by the Company to the Buyer from the date of acceptance by the Company of the Buyer’s offer, unless otherwise specified by the Company.
b) Unless the Company specifies that the Services shall not be provided on a repetitive basis, the Services shall be provided for such fixed period as the Company shall determine in advance and shall continue to be supplied unless the Contract is terminated by one of the parties giving to the other such period of notice as the Company shall determine in advance.
3. BUYER’S OBLIGATIONS
a) The Buyer shall:
-promptly provide the Company with such Input Material and other information as the Company may require;
-obtain and maintain all necessary licences and consents and comply with all relevant legislation in relation to the Services and the use of any Input Material, in all cases before the date on which the Services are to start;
-keep and maintain any Output Material in good condition, and shall not dispose of or use the Output Material other than in accordance with the Company’s written instructions or authorisation; and
-in all cases where the Buyer’s use of any rights in any Output Material is subject to the provisions of Section C, Condition 4, strictly adhere to the terms of any licence or sub-licence granted to the Buyer by the Company.
b) If the Company’s performance of its obligations under the Contract is prevented, delayed or suspended by any act or omission of the Buyer, its agents, subcontractors, consultants or employees, the Company shall not be liable for any costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by the Buyer arising directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.
c) The Buyer shall be liable to pay to the Company, on demand, all reasonable costs, charges or losses sustained or incurred by the Company (including, without limitation, any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit and loss of reputation, loss or damage to property and those arising from injury to or death of any person and loss of opportunity to deploy resources elsewhere) arising directly or indirectly from the Buyer’s fraud, negligence, failure to perform or delay in the performance of any of its obligations under the Contract, subject to the Company confirming such costs, charges and losses to the Buyer in writing.
d) The Buyer shall hold the Company harmless and keep the Company indemnified in full against all direct, indirect or consequential liabilities (all three of which terms include, without limitation, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss), loss, damages, injury, costs and expenses (including legal and other professional fees and expenses) awarded against or incurred or paid by the Company as a result of or in connection with any claim made against the Company in respect of any liability, loss, damage, injury, cost or expense sustained by any third party to the extent that such liability, loss, damage, injury, cost or expense arises directly or indirectly from the Buyer’s fraud, negligence, failure to perform or delay in the performance of any of its obligations under the Contract, subject to the Company confirming such costs, charges and losses to the Buyer in writing.
f) The Buyer shall not, without the prior written consent of the Company, at any time from the date of the Contract to the expiry of 12 months after the last date of supply of the Services or termination of the Contract, as applicable, solicit or entice away from the Company or employ (or attempt to employ) or otherwise engage or attempt to engage the services of any person who is, or has been, engaged as an employee, consultant or subcontractor of the Company in the provision of the Services.
g) Any consent given by the Company in accordance with this Contract shall be subject to the Buyer paying to the Company a sum equivalent to 15 % of the then current annual remuneration of the Company’s employee, consultant or subcontractor.
4. COMPANY’S PROPERTY
Any and all Output Material, including but not limited to any materials, goods, drawings, templates, specifications and data supplied by the Company to the Buyer shall be held by the Buyer in safe custody at the Buyer’s premises and at its own risk and maintained and kept in good condition by the Buyer until returned to the Company, and shall not be disposed of or used other than in accordance with the Company’s written instructions or authorisation
a) The Buyer shall co-operate with the Company in all matters relating to the Goods and/or Services.
b) The Buyer shall obtain and maintain a suitable policy of insurance to cover all risks and liabilities under this Contract and shall produce such policy of insurance for inspection by the Company upon request.
c) The Company shall use its reasonable endeavours to provide the Goods and/or Services to the Buyer.
d) The Company shall use its reasonable endeavours to meet any delivery and/or performance dates specified by the Buyer, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for Supply of the Goods and/or Services. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company’s performance under this Condition 1d) is subject always to the Buyer not being in breach of this Contract.
a) The Buyer undertakes that it shall not at any time during this Contract, and for a period of five years after termination of this Contract, disclose to any person any Confidential Information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients, suppliers, technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives of the Company, except as
permitted by Condition 2b).
b) The Buyer may disclose such information:
-to its employees, officers, representatives, advisers, agents or subcontractors who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the Buyer’s obligations under the Contract; and
-as may be required by law, court order or any governmental or regulatory authority.
c) The Buyer shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, advisers, agents or subcontractors to whom it discloses such information comply with this Condition 2.
d) The Buyer shall not use any such information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under the Contract.
3. PRICE AND PAYMENT
a) Unless otherwise agreed by the Company in writing, the price for the Goods and/or Services shall be the price set out in the Company’s written acknowledgment of order.
b) The price for the Goods and/or Services shall be exclusive of any value added tax unless otherwise stated.
c) Payment shall be in pound sterling and made to the bank account nominated by the Company in writing.
d) Unless otherwise agreed by the Company in writing, payment of the Goods and/or Services shall be made within 30 days from the date of the invoice.
e) Time for payment shall be of the essence.
f) In the event of any delay in paying any sum due under this Contract by the due date, the Buyer shall pay to the Company interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Bank of England’s base rate from time to time.
g) All payments payable to the Company under this Contract shall become due immediately on its termination.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
a) As between the Buyer and the Company, all Intellectual Property Rights and all other rights in the Goods, Services, Output Material and Document (where applicable) shall be owned by the Company. The Company licenses all such rights to the Buyer on a nonexclusive, worldwide basis to such extent as is necessary to enable the Buyer to make reasonable use of the Goods and/or Services. If the Company terminates the Contract under the Termination Condition, this licence shall automatically terminate. For the avoidance of doubt, the grant of any such licence shall be subject to payment of the Goods and/or Services in accordance with Condition 5.
b) The Buyer agrees not to sub-license, assign or otherwise transfer the rights granted under Condition 4a) without the prior written consent of the Company.
5. DATA PROTECTION
a) Both parties will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation.
a) Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which it may have, the Company may terminate the Contract without liability to the Buyer immediately on giving notice to the Buyer if:
-the Buyer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 7 days after being notified in writing to make such payment; or
-the Buyer commits a material breach of any of the terms of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing of the breach; or
-the Buyer repeatedly breaches any of the terms of the Contract in such a manner as to reasonably justify the opinion that its conduct is inconsistent with it having the intention or ability to give effect to the terms of the Contract; or
-the Buyer suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts or (being a company) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being a natural person) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply; or
-the Buyer commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or enters into any compromise or arrangement with its creditors; or
-a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or on connection with the winding up of the Buyer; or
-an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed over the Buyer; or
-a floating charge holder over the assets of the Buyer has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver; or
-a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the Buyer or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the Buyer; or
-a creditor or encumbrancer of the Buyer attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of its assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days; or
-any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Buyer in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in this Condition 6a); or
-the Buyer suspends or ceases, or threatens to suspend or cease, to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
-there is a change of control of the Buyer.
b) On termination of the Contract for any reason:
-the Buyer shall immediately pay to the Company all of the Company’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of the Goods and/or Services supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Company may submit an invoice, which shall be payable immediately on receipt;
-the Buyer shall promptly return to the Company all equipment, materials and property belonging to the Company that the Company had supplied to the Buyer in connection with the Supply of Goods and/or Services under this Contract, including, but not limited to the Company’s Output Material (where
applicable). If the Buyer fails to do so, then the Company may enter the Buyer’s premises and take possession of such equipment, materials and property. Until the equipment, materials and property has been returned or repossessed, the Buyer shall be solely responsible for its safe keeping;
-the Buyer shall promptly return to the Company all documents and materials (and any copies) containing the Buyer’s Confidential Information;
-the Buyer shall promptly erase all of the Company’s Confidential Information from its computer systems (to the extent possible); and
-the Buyer shall on request, certify in writing to the Company that it has complied with the requirements in this Condition 6b).
c) Termination or expiry of this Contract shall not affect any rights or remedies of the Company that have accrued up to the date of termination or expiry, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY – THE BUYER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CONDITION
a) This Condition 7 sets out the entire financial liability of the Company (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents, consultants, and subcontractors) to the Buyer in respect of:
-any breach of the Contract
-any use made by the Buyer of the Services, the Output Material, or any part of them or it; and
-any representation, statement or tortious act or omission (including negligence) arising under or in connection with the Contract.
b) All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
c) Nothing in this Contract limits or excludes the liability of the parties:
-for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or
-fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
-breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession) or any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law.
d) Subject to Condition 7b) and Condition 7c), the Company shall not be liable for:
-loss of profits;
-loss of business;
-depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses;
-loss of anticipated savings;
-loss of goods;
-loss of contract;
-loss of use;
-loss of corruption of data or information;
-any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses.
e) the Company’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with the performance, or contemplated performance, of the Contract shall be limited to the lesser of (a) 1.5 (one and a half) times the monies paid by the Buyer (in relation to the Services) in the 12 months immediately preceding the date of the event giving rise to the claim or (b) the sum of £50,000.
f) The Buyer’s liability shall be unlimited.
Any contract made on the basis of these Conditions cannot be assigned without the written consent of both parties.
9. FORCE MAJEURE
The Company shall have no liability to the Buyer under the Contract if it is prevented from, or delayed in performing, its obligations under the Contract or from carrying on its business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Company or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of any suppliers or subcontractors.
No variation of the Contract terms shall be allowed unless such variation is specifically agreed in writing by the Company prior to confirmation of the Buyer’s order. Any documentation purporting to add to or vary the quotation or Conditions after the Contract is made shall be of no effect unless specifically agreed by both parties in writing.
A waiver of any right under the Contract is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy. Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under the Contract are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.
If any provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed not to form part of the Contract, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected.
If a provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.
13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The Contract constitutes the whole agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between the parties, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter. Each party acknowledges that, in entering into the Contract, it has not relied on, and shall have no right or remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made negligently or innocently) (other than for breach of contract). Nothing in this Condition shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.
14. NO PARTNERSHIP OR AGENCY
Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, constitute a partnership or joint venture of any kind between any of the parties, nor constitute any party the agent of another party for any purpose. No party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way. Each party confirms it is acting on its own behalf and not for the benefit of any other person.
15. RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
a) All communications between the parties about the Contract shall be in writing and delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first class post or sent electronically via email.
-(in case of communications to the Company) to its registered office or such changed address as shall be notified to the Buyer by the Company; or
-(in the case of the communications to the Buyer) to the registered office of the addressee (if it is a company) or (in any other case) to any address of the Buyer set out in any document which forms part of the Contract or such other address as shall be notified to the Company by the Buyer.
b) Communications shall be deemed to have been received:
-if delivered by hand, on the day of delivery; or
-if sent by pre-paid first class post, two days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank and public holidays) after posting (exclusive of the day of posting); or
-if sent by email, within twenty four hours of sending.
Communications addressed to the Company shall be marked for the attention of Philip Scott.
Any contract made on the basis of these Conditions may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when executed and delivered shall constitute a duplicate original, but all the counterparts shall together constitute the one contract.
18. GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
Any contract made on the basis of these Conditions and all matters arising therefrom shall be construed and take effect according to the English Law and any actions shall be tried in English Courts, or (if the parties agree) any dispute or difference or any kind whatsoever which arises or occurs between the parties in relation to any thing or matter arising under out of or in connection with this agreement shall be referred to arbitration under the Arbitration Rules of Inc Chartered Institute of Arbitrators