Terms and Conditions of Sale
The Customer’s attention is particularly drawn to the provisions of clause 12.
1.1 Definitions. In these Conditions, the following definitions apply:
Business Day: A day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.
Commencement Date: Has the meaning set out in clause 2.2.
Conditions: These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time in accordance with clause 16.7.
Contract: The contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.
Credit: Has the meaning set out in Clause 5.2.4(b).
Customer: The person or firm who purchases the Goods and/or Services from the Supplier.
Deliverables: The deliverables set out in the Order/Order Acknowledgement.
Delivery Location: Has the meaning set out in clause 4.2.
Force Majeure Event: Has the meaning given to it in clause 15.1.
Goods: The goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order/Order Acknowledgement.
Goods Specification: Any specification for the Goods, including any relevant plans or drawings that are agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.
Home Territory: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern & Southern Ireland.
Intellectual Property Rights: All patents, rights to inventions, utility models, copyright and related rights, trademarks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database right, topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for and renewals or extensions of such rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.
Order: The Customer’s order for the supply of Goods and/or Services, as set out in the Customer’s purchase order form, or the Customer’s written acceptance of the Supplier’s quotation, or overleaf, as the case may be.
Overseas Territory: Any territory outside the Home Territory.
Services: The services, including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Service Specification including
any installation of the Goods by the Supplier.
Service Specification: The description or specification for the Services provided in writing by the Supplier to the Customer. Supplier: H.J. Weir Engineering Company Limited registered in England and Wales with company number 00697804. Supplier Materials: Has the meaning set out in clause 8.1(g).
Warranty: Has the meaning set out in clause 5.1
1.2 Construction. In these Conditions, the following rules apply:
(a) A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality); (b) A reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns;
(c) A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or statutory provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re- enacted;
(d) Any phrase introduced by the terms including, include, in particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms; and
(e) A reference to writing or written includes faxes and e-mails.
2. BASIS OF CONTRACT
2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.
2.2 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when: the Supplier issues an “Order Acknowledgement” document and the Customer returns a signed and dated copy of such “Order Acknowledgement”, together with all relevant technical details. The date that this “Order Acknowledgement” is received by the Supplier is the date on which the Contract shall come into existence (‘Commencement Date’).
2.3 The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of the Supplier which is not set out in the Contract.
2.4 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Supplier and any descriptions of the Goods or illustrations or descriptions of the Services contained in the Supplier’s catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services and/or Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
2.5 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.6 Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for a period of 30 Business Days from its date of issue or otherwise agreed.
2.7 All of these Conditions shall apply to the supply of both Goods and Services except where application to one or the other is specified.
3.1 The Goods are described in the Goods Specification.
3.2 The Customer shall indemnify the Supplier against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Supplier in connection with any claim made against the Supplier for actual or alleged infringement of a third party’s intellectual property rights arising out of or in connection with the Supplier’s use of the Goods Specification. This clause, clause 3.2 shall survive termination of the Contract.
3.3 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Goods Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
4. DELIVERY OF GOODS
4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:
(a) Each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the date of the Order, all relevant Customer and Supplier reference numbers, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Order is being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and
(b) If the Supplier requires the Customer to return any packaging material to the Supplier, that fact is clearly stated on the delivery note. The Customer shall make any such packaging materials available for collection at such times as the Supplier shall reasonably request. Returns of packaging materials shall be at the Supplier’s expense.
4.2 In relation to delivery of the Goods:
4.2.1 If the Supplier is to deliver the Goods, the Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order/Order Acknowledgement or such other location as the parties may agree (‘Delivery Location’) at any time after the Supplier notifies the Customer that the Goods are ready;
4.2.2 If the Customer has requested that it shall collect the Goods, then the Customer shall collect the Goods from the Supplier’s premises at such address as may be advised by the Supplier before delivery (‘Collection Location’) within 5 Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready.
4.3 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed in the case of clause 4.2.1, on the Goods’ arrival at the Delivery Location or in the case of clause 4.2.2, on completion of loading of the Goods at the Collection Location.
4.4 Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer’s failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
4.5 If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Customer in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods. The Supplier shall have no liability for any failure to deliver the Goods to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event the Customer’s failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions for the Goods or any relevant instruction related to the supply of the Goods.
4.6 If the Customer fails to accept or take delivery of the Goods within 5 Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready, then except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or by the Supplier’s failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract in respect of the Goods
(a) Delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the 5th Business Day following the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
(b) The Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
4.7 If 60 days after the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not accepted or taken delivery of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs (including in the Supplier’s discretion a charge of 20% of the published list price for the Goods), account to the Customer for any excess over the price of the Goods or charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.
4.8 The Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods if the Supplier delivers up to and including 5 per cent more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered.
4.9 The Supplier may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment shall constitute a separate contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.
4.10 The Customer shall only be entitled to cancel an Order if the Supplier agrees to the cancellation of the Order in writing. The Supplier reserves the right to charge, a cancellation charge of up to 20% of the published list price for the Goods if the Customer should cancel an Order in accordance with this clause 4.10.
5. QUALITY OF GOODS
5.1 The Supplier warrants that the Goods shall conform in all material respects with their description and shall be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship (‘Warranty’) for the following time period:
5.1.1 For Goods sold to Customers in the Home Territory, for a period of 24 months from the date the Goods are installed and commissioned by an engineer of the Supplier or 5000 operational hours (whichever is earliest) of the Goods (parts and labour);
Offered on the basis that any site work is conducted during normal working hours.
5.1.2 For Goods sold to Customers in the Overseas Territory or to Customers in the Home Territory who are to use the Goods in an Overseas Territory, for a period of 12 months or 2,250 operational hours (whichever is earliest) of the Goods (parts only) from arrival at overseas port or country of use (whichever is earliest).
(the time period specified in clauses 5.1.1 or 5.1.2 (as the case may be) shall be referred to in these Conditions as the ‘Warranty Period’).
5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, the following provisions shall apply in relation to the application of the Warranty:
5.2.1 The Customer shall, within seven days of the arrival of each delivery of the Goods at the Delivery Location, give written notice of rejection to the Supplier on account of any defect by reason of which the Customer alleges that the Goods delivered do not comply with the Warranty and which was apparent on reasonable inspection;
5.2.2 If the Customer fails to give notice as specified in clause 5.2.1 then, except in respect of any defect which is not one which would be apparent on reasonable inspection, the Goods shall conclusively be presumed to comply with the Warranty and, accordingly, the Customer shall be deemed to have accepted the delivery of the Products in question and the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer with respect to that delivery (except in relation to liability for any latent defects);
5.2.3 If the Customer alleges that any Goods are defective, it shall, if so requested by the Supplier, return the relevant Goods (unaltered and un-repaired) to the Supplier for inspection as soon as possible and at its own risk and expense;
5.2.4 If the Customer rejects any delivery of the Goods which do not comply with the Warranty, the Supplier shall, within seven days of the Supplier accepting that the Goods do not comply with the Warranty:
(a) Repair the Goods or supply replacement Goods which comply with the Warranty, in which event the Supplier shall be deemed not to be in breach of this agreement or have any liability to the Customer for the rejected Goods;
(b) Notify the Customer that it is unable to supply replacement Goods in which case the Supplier shall grant to the Customer a credit equal to the value of the Goods which the Supplier agrees do not comply with the Warranty (‘Credit’);
5.2.5 The Supplier’s reasonable decision as to whether the Goods comply with the Specification shall be final.
5.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods’ failure to comply with the Warranty if:
(a) The Goods have not been installed by an engineer of the Supplier;
(b) The Goods are installed by an engineer of the Supplier, but the Customer subsequently has relocated the Goods and has used a third party to relocate the Goods without an engineer of the Supplier being present during the relocation of the Goods;
(c) The Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving a notice in accordance with clause 5.2;
(d) The defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier’s oral or written instructions (including the operating manual supplied with the Goods) as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice;
(e) The defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Goods Specification supplied by the Customer;
(f) The Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;
(g) The defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal working conditions (including fair wear and tear to conveyor belts and pinch roller coverings);
(h) The Goods differ from their description as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory standards.
(i) The Customer fails or refuses to supply the Supplier with the serial numbers, and/or recorded operational hours (where applicable) in relation to the Goods;
(j) The defect arises as a result of misuse of the Goods by the Customer or its failure to provide competent personnel to operate the Goods. (k) The Customer fails to comply with clause 5.6.
5.4 Except as provided in this clause 5, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods’ failure to comply with the Warranty.
5.5 The terms of these Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier under clause 5.2.
5.6 In respect of Goods supplied to a Customer in the Home Territory, the Customer agrees that an engineer of the Supplier shall be entitled during the Warranty Period to visit the premises of the Customer where the Goods are installed so as to enable the Supplier to record the operational hours of the Goods (where appropriate) and to ensure that the Goods are being operated correctly and maintained in accordance with the operating manual supplied with the Goods and any published maintenance program in respect of the Goods.
6. TITLE AND RISK
6.1 The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer:
6.1.1 In the case of clause 4.2.1, on completion of delivery of the Goods by the Supplier; and
6.1.2 In the case of 4.2.2, the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready for collection.
6.2 Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier has received payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods.
6.3 Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
(a) Hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Supplier’s bailee;
(b) Store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier’s property;
(c) Not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
(d) Maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price on the Supplier’s behalf from the date of delivery;
(e) Notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(l); and
(f) Give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time,
6.4 If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(l), or the Supplier reasonably believes that any such event is about to happen and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, provided the Goods have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product, and without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have, the Supplier may at any time require the Customer to deliver up the Goods and, if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.
7. SUPPLY OF SERVICES
7.1 The Supplier shall provide the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Service Specification in all material respects.
7.2 The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates for the Services specified in the Service Specification, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for the performance of the Services.
7.3 The Supplier shall have the right to make any changes to the Services which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement, or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.
7.4 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
8. CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS 8.1 The Customer shall:
(a) Ensure that the terms of the Order and (if submitted by the Customer) the Goods Specification are complete and accurate; (b) Co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services;
(c) Provide the Supplier, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Customer’s premises, office accommodation and other facilities as reasonably required by the Supplier to provide the Services;
(d) Provide the Supplier with such information and materials as the Supplier may reasonably require to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects;
(e) Prepare the Customer’s premises for the supply of the Services;
(f) Obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the Services before the date on which the Services are to start;
(g) Keep and maintain all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Supplier (‘Supplier Materials’) at the Customer’s premises in safe custody at its own risk, maintain the Supplier Materials in good condition until returned to the Supplier, and not dispose of or use the Supplier Materials other than in accordance with the Supplier’s written instructions or authorisation.
(h) Maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition until title has passed to the Customer in accordance with clause 6.
8.2 If the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations in respect of the Services is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (‘Customer Default’):
(a) The Supplier shall without limiting its other rights or remedies have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations;
(b) The Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier’s failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause 8.2; and
(c) The Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.
8.3 The Customer is responsible for obtaining, at its own cost, such import licences and other consents in relation to the Goods as are required from time to time and, if required by the Supplier, the Customer shall make those licences and consents available to the Supplier prior to the relevant shipment.
9. CHARGES AND PAYMENT
9.1 The price for Goods and the Services shall be the price set out in the signed “Order Acknowledgement”. The price of the Goods is exclusive of all costs and charges of packaging, insurance, transport of the Goods, which shall be paid by the Customer when it pays for the Goods.
9.2 The Supplier reserves the right to:
(a) Increase its standard daily fee rates for the charges for the Services, provided that such charges cannot be increased more than once in any 12 month period. The Supplier will give the Customer written notice of any such increase 3 months before the proposed date of the increase. If such increase is not acceptable to the Customer, it shall notify the Supplier in writing within 4 weeks of the date of the Supplier’s notice and the Supplier shall have the right without limiting its other rights or remedies to terminate the Contract by giving 4 weeks’ written notice to the Customer; and
(b) Increase the price of the Goods, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods to the Supplier that is due to:
(i) Any factor beyond the control of the Supplier (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);
(ii) Any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Goods Specification; or
(iii) Any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer in respect of the Goods or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions in respect of the Goods.
9.3 In respect of Goods and Services, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer on the Goods being dispatched by the Supplier for the price of the Goods (as set out in clause 9.1) less any Credits.
9.4 The Customer shall pay the price for the Goods as follows:
9.4.1 In the case of Customer who is based in the Home Territory, Southern Ireland or Northern Ireland: 126.96.36.199 30% of the price shall be payable as a non-refundable deposit together with the Order;
188.8.131.52 20% of the price shall be payable 30 days prior to delivery of the Goods; and
184.108.40.206 50% of the price shall be payable 14 days prior to delivery of the Goods.
9.4.2 In the case of any other Customer not mentioned in clause 9.4.1 above, payment of the price unless agreed in writing by the Supplier shall be made by irrevocable letter of credit by a UK Bank of the Customer’s choice or payment in advance of shipment or as otherwise agreed between the Customer and the Supplier. Where payment is made by letter of credit, the Supplier reserves the right to charge the sum of GBP £300 sterling to cover the administration costs involved in processing the relevant documentation.
Time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.
9.5 All amounts payable by the Customer under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax chargeable from time to time (‘VAT’). Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Supplier to the Customer, the Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Supplier, pay to the Supplier such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Services or Goods at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services or Goods.
9.6 Without limiting any other right or remedy of the Supplier, if the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment (‘Due Date’), the Supplier shall have the right to charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4 per cent per annum above the then current Lloyds Bank plc’s base rate accruing on a daily basis from the Due Date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment, and compounding quarterly.
9.7 The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and the Customer shall not be entitled to assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against the Supplier in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part. The Supplier may, without limiting its other rights or remedies, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.
9.8 All payments shall be made in sterling to the address of the Supplier as stated in the invoice.
10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
10.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by the Supplier.
10.2 The Customer acknowledges that, in respect of any third party Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the Customer’s use of any such Intellectual Property Rights is conditional on the Supplier obtaining a written licence from the relevant licensor on such terms as will entitle the Supplier to license such rights to the Customer.
10.3 All Supplier Materials are the exclusive property of the Supplier.
A party (‘Receiving Party’) shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to the Receiving Party by the other party (‘Disclosing Party’), its employees, agents or subcontractors, and any other confidential information concerning the Disclosing Party’s business or its products or its services which the Receiving Party may obtain. The Receiving Party shall restrict disclosure of such confidential information to such of its employees, agents or subcontractors as need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving Party’s obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agents or subcontractors are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind the Receiving Party. This clause 11 shall survive termination of the Contract.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: THE CUSTOMER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE 12.1 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier’s liability for:
(a) Death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
(b) Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) Breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession); (d) Breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or
(e) Defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
12.2 Subject to clause 12.1:
(a) The Supplier shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, economic loss, loss of goodwill, loss of contract, loss of data, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract ; and
(b) The Supplier’s total liability to the Customer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the cost of the Goods.
12.3 The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the terms implied by sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
12.4 Subject to clause 12.1, any claim made against the Supplier in respect of a breach of the Warranty set out in clause 5.1. shall be made within the Warranty Period set out in that clause.
12.5 This clause 12 shall survive termination of the Contract.
13.1 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, each party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
(a) The other party commits a material breach of its obligations under this Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14 days after receipt of notice in writing of the breach;
(b) The other party 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 an individual) 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;
(c) The other party 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;
(d) A petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of the other party (being a company);
(e) The other party (being an individual) is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order;
(f) A creditor or encumbrancer of the other party 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;
(g) 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 other party (being a company);
(h) A floating charge holder over the assets of the other party (being a company) has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;
(i) A person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the assets of the other party or a receiver is appointed over the assets of the other party;
(j) Any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the other party in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(i) (inclusive);
(k) The other party suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on, all or substantially the whole of its business; or
(l) The other party (being an individual) dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
13.2 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract: (a) By giving the Customer 3 months’ written notice;
(b) With immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.
13.3 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend the supply of Services or all further deliveries of Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if:
(a) The Customer fails to make pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment; or
(b) The Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 13.1(b) to clause 13.1(l), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.
14. CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION On termination of the Contract for any reason:
(a) The Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier’s outstanding unpaid invoices;
(b) The Customer shall return all of the Supplier Materials and any deliverables, which have not been fully paid for. If the Customer fails to do so, then the Supplier may enter the Customer’s premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Customer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract;
(c) The accrued rights and remedies of the parties as at termination shall not be affected, 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; and
(d) Clauses which expressly or by implication have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.
15. FORCE MAJEURE
15.1 For the purposes of this Contract, ‘Force Majeure Event’ means an event beyond the reasonable control of the Supplier including but not limited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the party 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 suppliers or subcontractors.
15.2 The Supplier shall not be liable to the Customer as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Contract as a result of a Force Majeure Event.
15.3 If the Force Majeure Event prevents the Supplier from providing any of the Services and/or Goods for more than 6 weeks, the Supplier shall, without limiting its other rights or remedies, have the right to terminate this Contract immediately by giving written notice to the Customer.
16.1 Assignment and subcontracting.
(a) The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights under the Contract and may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of its obligations under the Contract to any third party.
(b) The Customer shall not, without the prior written consent of the Supplier, assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
(a) Any notice or other communication required to be given to a party under or in connection with this Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the other party personally or sent by prepaid first-class post, recorded delivery or by commercial courier, at its registered office (if a company) or (in any other case) its principal place of business, or sent by fax to the other party’s main fax number.
(b) Any notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been duly received if delivered personally, when left at such address or, if sent by prepaid first-class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting, or if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier’s delivery receipt is signed, or if sent by fax, on the next Business Day after transmission.
(c) This clause 16.2 shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action. For the purposes of this clause, “writing” shall not include e-mails and for the avoidance of doubt notice given under this Contract shall not be validly served if sent by e- mail.
16.3 Waiver. A waiver of any right under the Contract is only effective if it is in writing and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. 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.
(a) If a court or any other competent authority finds that any provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected.
(b) If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of the Contract would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.
16.5 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.
16.6 Third parties. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
16.7 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, any variation, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, to the Contract shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by a director of the Supplier.
16.8 Governing law and jurisdiction. This Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law, and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.