These terms and conditions apply in preference to and supersede any terms and conditions referred to, offered or relied on by the purchaser whether in negotiation or at any stage in the dealings between the parties with reference to the products with which this contract is concerned. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Company will not be bound by any standard or printed terms tendered by the Purchaser, unless the Purchaser specifically states in writing, separately from such terms, that it wishes such terms to apply and this has been acknowledged by the Company in writing.
Neither the Company nor the Purchaser shall be bound by any variation, addition to, or amendment of these terms unless such is agreed in writing by the parties and signed on their behalf by a duly authorised person.
No liability of any nature shall be incurred or accepted by the Company in respect of any representation made by the Company or in respect of any expressed term of this contract, or on its behalf, to the Purchaser or to any party acting on behalf of the Purchaser, prior to the making of this contract where such representations were made or given in relation to the correspondence of the products with any description, or the quality of the product, or the fitness of the products for any purposes whatsoever. Each provision of this clause is to be construed as a separate limitation applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of the foregoing provisions is held inapplicable or unreasonable in any circumstances, and shall remain in force notwithstanding termination of this contract.
Acknowledgement of Examination
The Purchaser accepts that no condition or warranty has been given or is given by the Company as to their quality or fitness for any purpose and that all conditions or warranties whether expressed or implied, are expressly excluded, and delivery of the product to the Purchaser shall be conclusive evidence that the Purchaser has examined them and found them to be in good order and condition and fit for the purpose for which they are required.
We will endeavour to deliver on time, but late delivery will not be an acceptable reason for refusing products unless the Company is informed in writing before the products are dispatched. All products must be checked upon receipt and any shortages must be marked on the delivery note at the time of delivery and claims in respect of any such shortages made in writing within three days of receipt of the consignment.
We cannot be held responsible for the condition of goods if delivery cannot be made because there is no one at the delivery address.
Payment for products supplied is due thirty days after delivery. If payment of the price or any part thereof is not made by the due date the Company shall be entitled to:
- Charge interest on the outstanding amount at a rate of 4% per annum above the HSBC Bank Plc base rate from the date payment becomes due until the payment is received together with all costs and disbursements incurred in the recovery of any overdue amounts.
- Require payment in advance of delivery in relation to any products not previously delivered.
- Refuse to make delivery of any undelivered products whether ordered under the contract or not and without incurring any liability whatsoever to the Company for non-delivery or any delay in delivery.
- Demand payment of all outstanding sums whether or not overdue for payment should an account not be settled by the due date for payment.
- Terminate the contract.
- A fee of £25.00 will be charged for all represented or unpaid cheques.
The risk in the products will pass to the Purchaser at the moment the products are dispatched from the Company’s premises. Where the Purchaser chooses to collect the products, risk will pass when the products are entrusted to the Purchaser or set aside for collection by the Purchaser, whichever happens first.
Sale or Return
The Company does not offer goods on sale or return basis and no employee of the Company is authorised to accept orders on a sale or return basis. It is therefore the responsibility of the Purchaser to sell the products prior to the expiry of any “best before end” date. The Company’s stockholding and distribution systems are designed to allow stock to be delivered in date rotation order. No products are to be returned to the Company without the prior agreement in writing of the Company. Unless such agreement is obtained, no credit can be issued. Credit cannot be given for products that are price marked.