Terms and conditions of sale
a. These conditions override any Conditions stipulated by the Buyer unless they are expressly accepted by the seller in writing. No variation of any these Conditions bind the Seller unless expressly accepted by the Seller in writing.
b. The placing of an order with the Seller is deemed to be an acceptance of these conditions by the Buyer.
c. These Conditions supersede any earlier sets of Conditions appearing in the Sellerís catalogues or elsewhere and any conditions referred to in any negotiation unless expressly agreed by the Seller in writing.
a. Quotations for the supply of the Sellerís labour or services or goods supplied/manufactured by the Seller are valid for 28 days from the date of quotation. Quotations for goods manufactured by other suppliers are sold subject to prices ruling at the date of despatch to the Seller and may be increased and decreased accordingly.
b. Quotations may be withdrawn or varied by the Seller within the 28 das period by written or oral notice at any time before acceptance by the Buyer.
c. Prices included in quotations are applicable only if an order is placed covering the whole quotation; if an order is placed for only part of the quotation the Seller reserves the right to re-quote.
a. Prices charged are those ruling at the date of despatch to the Buyer and are subject to V.A.T. and any other government duty or tax applicable unless otherwise stated in writing by the Seller.
b. In the event of any alteration being required by the Buyer in design specifications or quantity the Seller is entitled to vary the price.
a. Unless otherwise previously agreed in writing payment is to be against an irrevocable LC, payable at sight and confirmed by a germen Bank.
b. The Seller is entitled to suspend manufacture or delivery or to cancel any order for a Buyer whose account is overdue.
c. Without prejudice to Condition 10 hereof, the goods remain the Sellerís property until the price has been paid in full (each order being considered as a whole) or until re-sale, in which case the Sellerís beneficial interest shall attach to the proceeds of re-sale or to the claim for such proceeds. A cheque given by or in behalf of the Buyer in payment is not treated as a discharge until it has cleared.
d. Not withstanding the above Conditions the Seller reserves the right to stop credit at any time and to call for immediate full payment for the goods delivered or work done.
a. The time of delivery shall not commence until the later of either the date of the Sellerís confirmation of an order or the receipt by the Seller of all necessary information to enable the Seller to proceed with the order.
b. Any time or date of delivery named by the Seller is intended as an estimate only and is not the essence of the contract.
c. If any cause outside the Sellerís control or any labour dispute or any unforeseen contingency (whether in the Sellerís premises or elsewhere) render it impracticable for the Seller to execute any order or to deliver within a reasonable time the Seller reserves the right to cancel the order.
d. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whether direct indirect or consequential to any property caused by or arising out of or connected with any delay in the delivery or failure to execute an order or to deliver the goods ordered or any cancellation of the contract pursuant to sub clause (c) hereof.
e. The Seller will endeavour to comply with any reasonable requests by the Buyer for the postponement of delivery but shall be under no obligation to do so. Where delivery is post phoned at the Buyerís request the Buyer shall pay all costs and expenses including a reasonable charge for storage and transportation occasioned thereby.
6) NEW GOODS:
If goods to be supplied by the Seller are new, the following provisions shall effect:
a. These Conditions and the delivery of the goods shall be subject to any terms and Conditions which the manufacturer or concessionaire may form time to time lawfully attach to the supply of the goods or the re-sale of such goods by the Seller. The Seller shall not be liable for any failure to deliver the goods occasioned by his inability to obtain them form the manufacturer or concessionaire or by his compliance with such terms and Conditions. A copy of the terms and Conditions currently attached by the manufacturer or concessionaire may be inspected at the Sellerís office.
b. The Seller undertakes that he will ensure the pre-delivery work specified by the manufacturer or concessionaire is performed and that he will use his best endeavours to obtain for the Buyer from the manufacturer or concessionaire the benefit of any warranty or guarantee given by him to the Seller or to the Buyer in respect of the goods.
c. In the event of the manufacturer of the goods described in the order ceasing to make goods of that type, the Seller many (whether the estimated delivery date has arrived or not) by notice in writing to the Buyer cancel the contract.
d. If the contract is cancelled under the provisions of this condition, the deposit (if any) shall be returned to the Buyer and the Seller shall be under no further liability.
7) Merchantability and Fitness for Purpose:
a. The Buyer assumes the entire responsibility for the goods being suitable for his or any particular purpose and no terms may be implied herein as to their suitability for any particular purpose.
b. In the event of any goods not being of merchantable quality on leaving the Sellerís premises, the Seller will, at its option, either replace he same or give credit at invoice value. Beyond this the Seller accepts no liability whatsoever for any defects in the goods rendering the same unmerchantable. Without limiting the foregoing, the Seller will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim whatsoever for any labour, transport or other expenses incurred by the Buyer in such replacement or for the loss of profit arising out of or in connection with any loss of damage of property whether arising from defects, failure to comply with specifications or otherwise howsoever.
c. Goods replaced shall become the Sellerís property.
d. The terms of this Condition are in Lieu of all Conditions, warranties and other terms as to description, fitness for purpose, condition, merchantability, quality or otherwise in respect of the goods whether expressed in the contract or implied by the common law, statute, trade, usage or custom and notwithstanding such purpose may be, may have become or many have been known to the Seller.
If any goods supplied by the Seller or any part thereof are found to be of defective workmanship or material so as to entitle the Seller to have them replaced or repaired by the manufacturer, the Seller undertakes to do so. Provided, however, that the Seller shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever for any transport, labour or other costs and expenses incurred by the Buyer in such replacement or repairs which are not recoverable from the manufacturer and where such costs and expenses are incurred by the Seller, the buyer will repay to the Seller such costs and expenses as are not recoverable from the manufacturer and provided also that if owing to the failure of the Buyer to comply with any terms imposed by the manufacturer, the manufacturer is not bound to replace or repair, the Seller shall be under no liability to the Buyer.
9) Shortages and Defects Apparent on Inspection:
a. The Buyer shall have no rights or claim for shortages or defects apparent on inspection unless (i) the Buyer inspects the goods immediately on arrival at its premises and (ii) a written complaint (otherwise than by a qualified signature on the delivery note) is made to the Seller within 7 days of receipt of goods and (iii) the Seller is given an opportunity to inspect the goods and investigate any complains before any use is made of the goods. If the claim is not made to the Seller as is provided by this Condition then the goods shall be deemed to be in all respects in accordance with these Conditions and the Buyer shall be bound to these Conditions and the Buyer shall be bound to pay for the same accordingly.
b. Clerical errors are subject to correction, claims for errors must be made within 7 days of receipt of the goods.
Unless there is prior written agreement, items returned will not be accepted for credit.
11) RISK AND TITLE:
a. Where goods are collected by or on behalf of the Buyer from the Sellerís premises, the goods are at the sole risk of the Buyer from the time when the goods are loaded.
b. Where the Seller delivers the goods at the Buyerís premises or at some place which he directs, the goods are at the sole risk of the Buyer from the time of delivery at the premises or place aforesaid.
c. Where the goods are delivered by the Seller or Sellerís agent to a carrier, the goods are at the sole risk of the Buyer from the time of delivery to the carrier.
If the Buyer shall make default in or commit any breach of his obligations or being an individual or partnership commit any act of bankruptcy or have a receiving order made or being a limited company, goes into liquidation (otherwise than as solvent company for the purpose of reconstruction or amalgamation) or having a petition for winding up filed against it or have a Receiver or Manager of the whole or any part of its undertaking, property or assets appointed or enters into a composition with or for the benefit of his creditors or have any execution or distress levied on his goods or property, the Seller shall have the right for with to determine any contract then subsisting between the Buyer and the Seller (without prejudice to any claim or right which the Seller might otherwise make or exercise) and neither the Buyer nor any other person shall have the right to recover compensation or damages from the Seller by reason of such determination.
13) CANCELLATION AND ALTERATION OF ORDERS:
Orders can not be cancelled or altered except with the written consent of the Seller and on terms which indemnify the Seller against all loss and expenses.
14) CARRIAGE AND PACKING:
An extra charge will be made on small orders or any special or express delivery requirements by the Buyer. Cases or other special packing and containers will be charged separately and are due for payment in accordance with the conditions as to payment herein. A credit or refund will subsequently be allowed for cases and other containers returned to the Sellerís premises carriage paid and in good condition less cost of return carriage to the manufacturer.
If any statement or representation has been made to the Buyer other than in documents enclosed with the Sellerís quotation, upon which the Buyer relies, the Buyer must set out the statement or representation in a document to be attached to or endorsed on the order in which case the seller may clarify the point and submit a new quotation.
16) SPECIFICATION PATTERN OR DESIGN:
a. Where goods are made to the Buyerís specification pattern or design, the Buyer is deemed to undertake to indemnify the Seller against any loss, damages or expenses which the Seller may incur (whether in respect of any proceedings or otherwise) by reason of any infringement of any Patent or Registered Design in any Country.
b. In the cast of goods made specially or to the Buyers pattern, the Seller reserves the right to supply 5% more or less than the quantity ordered and the Seller will adjust its charges pro rata accordingly. Once manufacture of such special goods is commenced, cancellation by the Buyer can not be accepted in any circumstances.
c. Where tools or dies shall be made specially to produce goods to Buyerís pattern, such tools or dies shall not become the property of the Buyer unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing.
d. The Seller reserves the right to modify the characteristics of products as well as to modify or suppress models. The illustrations in our catalogues and brochures have only the aim to show and represent the individual items and do not constitute an obligation of a faithful execution. Details, sizes and weights indicated are to be considered as approximate. Therefore, the Seller will not accept liability in relation to the above and as a consequence the Seller shall not accept any claims for damages of any kind.
17) BUYERíS MATERIALS:
If the Seller agrees to carry out work on a Buyerís own material or to store a Buyerís goods after an invoice has been presented for the goods, such materials or goods will be held at the Buyerís risk and the Seller will not be responsible for damage by accident, fire, flood, deterioration or any other cause.
Any notice given under these conditions must be in writing and sent by post to the last know residence or place of business of the person to whom it is addressed and shall be deemed to have been received in due course of post.
When cleaning the Sellerís products no detergent, abrasive or soap are to be used. As this can damage their surface. Therefore it is suggested that the Taps and Fittings are to be cleaned with water and then dried with a soft cloth.
20) LEGAL CONSTRUCTION:
a. These Conditions and the contract shall be subject to and construed in accordance with Germen Law.
b. Any legal proceedings against the Seller or Buyer arising out of or in connection of these Conditions and the contract must be brought in the Courts of Hamburg in Germany.
c. The heading of the clauses of these Conditions shall not affect the construction of these Conditions.