TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In these conditions:- “Company” means The Buzz Agency Limited “Customer” means the other contracting party; “Products” means all the goods supplied by the Company under the Contract; “Services” means all the services supplied by the Company in relation to the Products; “Order” means the order placed by the Customer with the Company for the Products and/or Services; “Contract” means the Order accepted by the Company; “Total Contract Price” means the aggregate price of all the Products and/or Services (excluding VAT) supplied by the Company under this Contract; “Specification” means the Company’s specifications for the Products; “Deals as Consumer” has the same meaning as in Section 12 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1997;
All quotations shall be subject to these conditions and unless otherwise stated or unless withdrawn by the Company shall be valid for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of the quotation. The quotation is not an offer to proceed and the Customer is required to place a written Order with the Company using the same reference as on the quotation.
- PRECEDENCE OF THESE CONDITIONS
The Customer agrees that the Order fully specifies its requirements for Products and/or Services and unless agreed to by the Company in writing shall be deemed to be placed object to these conditions notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in or referred to on the Order. The Order shall not be binding on the Company until specifically accepted.
Unless otherwise stated all prices are strictly net.
- PRICE ADJUSTMENT
The Company reserves the right at any time prior to delivery to vary the price quoted for the Products and/or Services if following the date of the Order there is any change in rates of exchange, any imposition or alteration of Government tax, any increase in the cost of materials, labour or transport or if the cost of supplying the Products and/or Services is increased by any other factor beyond the control of the Company.
(i) Unless otherwise agreed, payment is to be made against the Company’s invoice and payment shall be net cash within 30 days of the date of invoice.
(ii) Deliverable goods will be invoiced separately in the event of installation delay.
(iii) Any sums not paid on the due date shall be subject to an interest charge at the rate of 4% per annum above the Base Rate of The Bank of Scotland PLC from time to time compounded monthly on all accounts overdue until payment thereof such to run from day to day and to accrue after as well as before any judgement.
In the event that either:-
(a) The Customer has not paid any sum or sums which are due and payable to the Company; or
(b) The Company has not paid any sum or sums which are due or about to be due and payable to the Customer or any reason; the Company shall have the right at its sole discretion to reduce the Customer’s indebtedness referred to in sub-clause (
a) above by setting off against such indebtedness any sums due and payable to the Customer by any Group company or reduce the Company’s indebtedness referred to in sub- clause
(b) above by setting-off against such indebtedness any sums due and payable by the Customer to any Group company.
- DELIVERY AND RISK
(a) Subject to the following sub-clauses of this Clause 8 all risks shall pass to the Customer upon delivery.
(b) Unless otherwise specified delivery shall be deemed to take place when the Products have been delivered to the Customer’s premises or other specified delivery point in the UK, to the Customer’s carrier if to be collected.
(c) All dates and times specified to the Customer for delivery and installation of the Products or the provision of Services are estimates only and the Company shall not have any liability for delay or for any damages or losses sustained by the Customer as a result of such dates or times not being met. The Customer shall not be entitled to refuse acceptance of the Products and/or Services as a consequence of such delay.
(d) The Company may in its absolute discretion withhold delivery of the Products and/or supply of the Services pending payment or any sum due from the Customer either to the Company or to any Group company.
(e) If the Customer does not accept delivery of a consignment of Products in accordance with the Contract then
(i) the Company shall be entitled to claim payment in accordance with Clauses 6 above for the Products refused; and
(ii) the Products refused shall be in all respects at the Customer’s risk; and
(iii) the cost of storing the Products shall be borne by the Customer; and
(iv) if such failure to accept delivery continues for more than ten (10) days the Company shall have the right to terminate the Contract pursuant to Clause 18 below.
- DAMAGE OR LOSS IN TRANSIT
The Company will at its discretion either refund the cost or replace or repair free of charge any Products proved to the Company’s satisfaction to have been lost or damaged in transit up to the moment of delivery provided that within three (3) days of receipt of the Products in the case of damage or within ten (10) days of the date of the invoice or advice note or equivalent notice whether oral or written in the case of loss the Customer notifies both the carrier and the Company in writing of the nature and extent of the damage or loss. The Company accepts no liability for delay in transit. Unless the Products are checked on receipt the carrier’s documentation should be endorsed “unexamined”.
Any notice required to be given hereunder shall be sufficiently given if properly addressed and sent by registered post, email, facsimile transmission or telex (and if sent by facsimile transmission or telex shall be confirmed by an equivalent notice sent by registered post within 48
hours of the sending of the original notice) to in the case of the Company its registered office and the case of the Customer its last known address and shall be deemed to have been properly served at the time when in the ordinary course of transmission it would reach its destination.
(a) The Company shall retain title to the Products as legal and equitable owner until it shall have received all sums due to it from the Customer whether under the Contract or any other contract between the parties.
(b) Subject to sub-clauses
(d) and (e) below until the Customer has paid the Total Contract Price together with all VAT payable thereon:-
(i) the Customer shall store the Products in a manner which makes them readily identifiable as the property of the Company; and
(ii) the relationship of the Customer to the Company shall be fiduciary in respect of the Products and accordingly the Company shall have the right to trace any proceeds of sale.
(c) If any event occurs under clause 18 below which would entitle the Company to terminate any contract:
(i) the Customer shall immediately notify the Company of such event; and
(ii) notwithstanding any failure to notify, all sums due to the Company shall become immediately payable; and
(iii) the Company by its servants or agents may for purposes of recovery of all or any of the Products enter upon any premises where they are reasonably thought to be stored and may repossess the same.
(d) The Customer is licensed by the Company to agree to sell the Products, subject to the express conditions that the entire proceeds thereof are held in trust for the Company.
(e) The Customer is licensed by the Company to mix the Products with goods not supplied by the Company subject to the following express conditions, which shall apply unless and until all sums due to the Company have been paid.
(i) if the Products are incorporated in or fixed or attached to or used as material for goods owned by the Customer to form new goods shall be deemed to be the sole and exclusive property of the Company; or
(ii) if the Products are incorporated in or used as material for goods owned by a third party to form new goods such goods shall become or shall be deemed to be owned in common with that third party in proportion to the value of the Products to the other goods at the date of such incorporation or use. The Company’s rights hereunder shall extend to those new goods whether under sub-clauses
(e) (i) or (e) (ii) above and in particular the Customer shall hold any proceeds of sale of such new goods on trust for the Company.
(a) The Products will be supplied general in accordance with the Specifications. The Company’s policy is one of continuous development and consequently the Specification may vary from time to time. The Company will not accept liability for the Products in respect of variations from the Specifications except where any variation from the Specification is material. (b) Descriptions and illustrations contained in Company catalogues shall not form part of the Contract. (c) All Specifications, drawings and technical descriptions submitted with or in connection with any quotation or acknowledgement of the Company are the Company’s copyright. All such copyright materials, and all information and ‘know-how’ whether supplied shall at all times be treated by the Customer as confidential and shall not without the consent of the Company be used by the customer except for the purpose of the contract and the operation of the Products supplied thereunder, nor shall they without the consent of the Company be communicated to third parties save insofar as may be necessary for the purpose stated above.
- WARRANTY THIS CLAUSE 13 DOES NOT AFFECT THE CUSTOMER’S STATUTORY RIGHTS WHERE THE CUSTOMER DEALS AS A CONSUMER.
(a) Any products which are found to the Company’s satisfaction to be defective as a result of faulty design manufacture or workmanship will at the sole discretion of the Company either be replaced free of charge or repaired free of charge provided that: – (i) Whilst the Company accepts photographs, artwork, text and other materials, it is the clients’ responsibility for obtaining all necessary authority to reproduce such items and the client will indemnify the Company and their agents for any claim arising therefrom. Copyright ownership for all design, artwork, images, videos, audio, databases, content and website coding created by the Company and/or any affiliates, agents or third-parties working on behalf of the Company, will remain the property of the Company under the UK Copyright Act 1911. The buyer will not be allowed to copy, reproduce or pass onto any other persons without prior written permission from the Company. At the discretion of the Company, the buyer may agree terms to purchase all copyrights from the company. (b) Repaired or replaced Products will be returned free of charge to destinations on the mainland of the UK.
- CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The Customer acknowledges and agrees that (a) it is responsible for the operation of the Products and should ensure that they are used safely and that it should use, maintain, store and keep the Products in accordance with any instructions, use, handbook or other form of guidance relating to them; and (b) notwithstanding the company’s acceptance of liability as set out in Clause 15(c) below, it would be prudent for the Customer to insure against all loss of damage the Customer may suffer as a result of the Company’s acts or omissions whether negligent or not on the basis that the Company’s potential liability hereunder might otherwise be disproportionate to the Total Contract Price.
(a) The warranty given in Clause 13 above is the only warranty given by the Company and otherwise this Clause 15 specifies the entire liability of the company including liability for negligence and in particular, but without limitation, all statutory or other express implied or collateral terms, conditions or warranties are excluded. (b) The Company accepts liability except in the case of international supply contracts as described in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1997:- (i) for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence (ii) arising out of any breach of the obligations as to title implied by statute (iii) where the customer deals as consumer for any breach of any condition of warranty implied by statute as to the correspondence of the Products with description or sample or as to their quality or fitness for purpose or particular purpose (iv) up to the amount calculated pursuant to Clause 15(f) below for direct physical damage to or loss of property resulting from the negligence of the Company. (c) The Customer is required to notify the Company of any claim under Clause 15(b) above as soon as reasonably possible except that any claim under Clause 15(b)(iv) above shall be notified to the Company within ten (10) days of the Customer suffering any alleged loss or damage. (d) Except as provided in Clause 15(a), (b) and (c) above the Company shall not be under any liability (including liability for negligence) for any loss or damage or injury to the Customer whatsoever no matter when or how arising out of the Products or Services or otherwise whether direct or indirect consequential of contingent and whether foreseeable or not and in particular shall not be liable for financial loss or loss of profits contracts business anticipated savings use or goodwill.
(e) The Customer will indemnify the company against any liability (including liability for negligence) no matter when or how arising out of any claim by any third party against the Company together with all legal costs relating thereto except that insofar as the claim relates to direct physical damage to or loss of property resulting from the negligence of the company this indemnity shall only apply if and to the extent that the claim and/or legal costs exceed the sum calculated pursuant to Clause 15(f), (l) and (ii) below. (f) Under no circumstances except as provided in Clauses 15(b)(i), (ii) and (iii) above will the Company’s liability whether in contract tort or otherwise exceed: (i) where the Total Contract Price is £200,000 or less, the sum of £100,000; or (ii) where the Total Contract Prices exceed £200,000, fifty percent of the Total Customer Price. N.B. THIS CLAUSE DOES NOT AFFECT THE CUSTOMER’S STATUTORY RIGHTS WHERE THE CUSTOMER DEALS AS A CONSUMER.
- PATENT INDEMNITY
If the Customer is threatened with any action alleging that the Products in the form sold infringe any Patent, Copyright, Registered Design or other intellectual property rights then provided that the Customer promptly informs and fully co-operates with the Company and in cases where the Company so requests allows the Company to defend any action on the Customer’s behalf and have the sole control of any and all negotiations for settlement, then the Company will indemnify the Customer against any awards of damages and costs against the Customer arising from such action. Further, if such event occurs the Customer agrees that the Company shall have the option at its own expense either: (a) to modify the Products so that they do not infringe or (b) to replace the Products with non-infringing goods or (c) to procure for the Customer the right for the Customer to continue its use of the Products (d) to repurchase the Products from the Customer at the price paid by the Customer less depreciation. The Company shall have no liability in respect of claims for infringement or alleged infringement of third parties patent or other proprietary rights arising from the execution of the Order in accordance with the Customer’s design plans or specifications and the Customer shall indemnify the Company against all losses, damages, expenses or other liability arising from such claims.
- EXCUSABLE EVENTS
The Company shall be under no liability to the Customer for any breach of any provision hereof or failure on its part to perform any obligations as a result of acts of God, war (whether declared or not), sabotage, riot, explosion, Government control, restrictions or prohibitions or any other Government act or omission whether local or national, fire, accident, earthquake, store, flood epidemic, drought or other natural catastrophes, inability to obtain equipment, suitable raw materials, components, fuel power, or transportation, disputes with workmen, strikes, or lockouts, shortage of labour or any other cause beyond the control of the Company and the Company will notify the customer if affected by any of the causes referred to in this sub-clause. In the event of that the Company is unable to perform its obligation under the Contract by reason of any of the causes referred to above for a period of six months or more then either party may at any time after expiration of such six-month period terminate the Contract by written notice.
Without prejudice to any claim or right it might otherwise make or exercise the Company shall have the right forthwith to terminate the Contract by notice and to claim for any losses, costs or expenses thereby incurred if the Customer commits any serious breach of any of the terms to these conditions or if the Customer makes or offers to make any arrangement or composition with creditors or commits any act of bankruptcy, or if any petition or receiving order in bankruptcy is presented or made against the act of bankruptcy, or if any petition or receiving or in bankruptcy is presented or made against the Customer, or if any resolution or petition to wind up the Customer is passed or presented otherwise then for reconstruction or amalgamation or if a receiver of the Customer’s undertaking property or assets or any part thereof is appointed or if a third party seizes or threatens to seize the Products before legal ownership has passed to the Customer in accordance with Clause 11 above.
Where applicable the Company shall endeavour to obtain an export licence and all other necessary consents to enable the Products to be exported from the UK. In the event that the Company is unable to obtain an export licence of visas or consents for personnel required to provide Services outside the UK the Company shall not be held liable for its failure to perform the Contract. The Customer shall be responsible for obtaining all consents necessary for the import of the Products to the country of its destination.
- FORWARDING INSTRUCTIONS
Forwarding instructions where required shall be provided by the Customer not later than seven (7) days after being advised that the Products are ready for despatch. If no forwarding instructions are received within this period the Company shall have the right thereafter to deliver the Products and to charge the Customer in accordance with Clause 8 above.
- INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING
If the Services required by the Customer are special services such as installation, commissioning, training, development or management services any additional terms of the Company applicable to such Services will apply except that in the event of any conflict these conditions shall prevail.
- AMENDMENTS OR CANCELLATIONS
Once accepted by the Company no Order can be amended or cancelled except with the Company’s written approval and upon terms which indemnify the Company against any losses including loss of profit or additional costs resulting therefrom.
- ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These conditions supersede all previous conditions, understandings, commitments, agreements or representations whatsoever whether oral or written relating to the subject matter hereof and shall not be varied except with the Company’s written consent.
(a) Orders for Supply within the UK. All prices are exclusive of Value Added Tax which will be charged at the rate current at the date of invoice. (b) Orders for supply within the UK. All prices are exclusive of all taxed, charges or levies of any kind whether payable on the supply of the Products and/or Services to destinations outside the UK or otherwise, and these are payable by the Customer.
- GOVERNING LAW
These conditions and the Contract shall be governed, constructed and shall take effect in accordance with the laws of Scotland, and shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.
The headings in these conditions shall not be deemed to be part hereof or to be taken into consideration in the interpretation or construction hereof or of the Contract.
If any of the words or provisions of these conditions shall be deemed invalid for any reason then the conditions shall be read as if the invalid provisions had to that extent been deleted therefrom and the validity of the remaining provisions of the conditions shall not be affected thereby.