Terms & Conditions
Definitions. In these Conditions, the following definitions apply:
Business Day: a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.
Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended by the parties from time to time in writing.
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with the Order and these Conditions.
Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier.
Deposit: the amount described in the Order as the deposit (if applicable).
Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given in clause 11.
Goods: the goods (or any part of them) described in the Order.
Order: the Customer's order for the Goods, as set out in the Supplier’s order form set out overleaf, or the Customer's written acceptance of the Supplier's quotation as the case may be.
Price: has the meaning given in clause 7.1.
Specific Requirements: any specification for the Goods, including any related designs, plans and drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.
Supplier: NSR Trading Limited, a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 07278489 and whose registered office is 23 Flanders House, 12 Defoe Road, London N16 0EG.
Construction. In these Conditions, the following rules apply:
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.
A reference to writing or written includes faxes and e-mails.
Basis of contract
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.
The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specific Requirements are complete and accurate.
The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier either:
signs the Order on behalf of the Seller; or
issues any other form of written acceptance of the Order;
at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
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.
Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter, or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier's catalogues or brochures are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
A quotation for the Goods given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for a period of 20 Business Days from its date of issue.
The Goods are described in the Order as modified by any applicable Specific Requirements.
To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with any Specific Requirements supplied by the Customer, 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 Specific Requirements. This clause 3.2 shall survive termination of the Contract.
The Supplier reserves the right to amend the specification of the Goods if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
The Supplier shall ensure that 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 and the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable).
The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order 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.
Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the Goods' arrival at the Delivery Location.
Any dates quoted for delivery 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.
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 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.
If the Customer fails to accept delivery of the Goods within three 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 the Supplier's failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract:
delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
If 10 Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not accepted 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, 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.
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.
The Supplier warrants that on delivery the Goods shall:
conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Specific Requirements;
be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship.
Subject to clause 5.3, if:
the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier within seven days of delivery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;
the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
the Customer (if asked to do so by the Supplier) returns such Goods to the Supplier's place of business at the Supplier's cost,
the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the Price of the defective Goods in full.
The Supplier shall not be liable for Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events:
the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 5.2;
the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions as to the storage, commissioning, installation, use and maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same;
the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Specific Requirements provided by the Customer at any time;
the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;
the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or
the Goods differ from their description as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
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 set out in clause 5.1.
The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.
Title and risk
The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.
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; and
any other goods or services that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer in respect of which payment has become due.
Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Supplier's bailee;
store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property;
not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full Price from the date of delivery;
notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.2; and
give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time,
but the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business.
If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.2, or the Supplier reasonably believes that any such event is about to happen and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, provided that 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.
Price and payment
The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier's published price list in force as at the date of delivery (Price).
The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, increase the Price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:
any factor beyond the Supplier's control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);
any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specific Requirements; or
any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.
If the Supplier is responsible for transporting the Goods (as set out in the Order or otherwise agreed in writing by the parties), the Price of the Goods is inclusive of the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods. If the Customer is responsible for transporting the Goods (as set out in the Order or otherwise agreed in writing by the parties), the Price of the Goods is inclusive of the costs and charges of packaging only and any insurance and transport costs and charges shall be borne by the Customer.
The Price of the Goods is exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT). 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 Goods.
The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.
The Customer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds within 20 Business Days of the date of the invoice, unless an extended period is agreed in writing between the Supplier and Customer. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. Time of payment is of the essence.
If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment (due date), then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Barclays Bank Plc's base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
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, unless agreed in writing by the Customer and Supplier. The Supplier may at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.
The provisions of this clause 8 shall apply if there is a Deposit to be paid.
The Supplier shall raise and serve on the Customer an invoice for the amount due in respect of the Deposit plus VAT on or after the date of this Contract, nominating the account the Deposit plus VAT should be paid to.
The Customer shall pay the Deposit to the Supplier’s nominated account within 5 Business Days of the Customer receiving the invoice.
If the Customer does not pay the Deposit within 5 Business Days in accordance with clause 8.3, then the Supplier shall be entitled to either:
give written notice to the Customer to terminate the Contract and be released from all current and future obligations without incurring any liability to the Customer; or
postpone the date of delivery of the Goods by one full day per each day the Deposit remains outstanding under clause 8.3.
The Deposit shall contribute to the payment of the Price and accordingly a sum equivalent to the Deposit shall be deducted from the invoice raised under clause 7.5.
Customer's insolvency or incapacity
If the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.2, or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, without limiting any other right or remedy available to the Supplier, the Supplier may cancel or suspend all further deliveries under the Contract or under any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier without incurring any liability to the Customer, and all outstanding sums in respect of Goods delivered to the Customer shall become immediately due.
For the purposes of clause 9.1, the relevant events are:
the Customer 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;
the Customer 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 other than (where the Customer is a company) where these events take place for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Customer with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Customer;
(being a company) 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 Customer, other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Customer with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Customer;
(being an individual) the Customer is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order;
a creditor or encumbrancer of the Customer 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;
(being a company) 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 Customer;
(being a company) a floating charge holder over the Customer's assets has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver;
a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the Customer's assets or a receiver is appointed over the Customer's assets;
any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Customer in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 9.2(a)to clause 9.2(h) (inclusive);
the Customer suspends, threatens to suspends, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or substantially the whole of its business;
the Customer's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the Supplier's opinion the Customer's capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy; and
(being an individual) the Customer dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his or her own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
Termination of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties' rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination. Clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect.
Limitation of liability
Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier's liability for:
death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979;
defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for the Supplier to exclude or restrict liability.
Subject to clause 10.1:
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, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
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 Price of the Goods.
Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under the Contract to the extent that such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event. A Force Majeure Event means any event beyond a party's reasonable control, which by its nature could not have been foreseen, or, if it could have been foreseen, was unavoidable, including strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving its own workforce or a third party's), failure of energy sources or transport network, acts of God, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, interference by civil or military authorities, national or international calamity, armed conflict, malicious damage, breakdown of plant or machinery, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination, sonic boom, explosions, collapse of building structures, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, loss at sea, epidemics or similar events, natural disasters or extreme adverse weather conditions, or default of suppliers or subcontractors.
The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
The Customer may not assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post, recorded delivery, commercial courier, or e-mail.
A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause 12.3; if sent by pre-paid first class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier's delivery receipt is signed; or, if sent by e-mail, one Business Day after transmission.
A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
This contract is governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.