SPAR T & C’s
TERMS & CONDITIONS of trade with SPAR Racking
Definitions used in the TERMS & CONDITIONS
“Seller” – shall mean SPAR Racking Pty Ltd or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of SPAR Racking Pty Ltd.
“Customer” – shall mean the Customer (or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of the Customer) as described on any quotation, work authorization or other form as provided by the Seller to the Customer.
“Goods” – shall mean Goods supplied by the Seller to the Customer (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Services as hereinafter defined) and are as described on the invoices, quotation, work authorization or any other forms as provided by the Seller to the Customer.
“Services” – shall mean all Services supplied by the Seller to the Customer and includes any advice or recommendations (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Goods as defined above).
“Price” – shall mean the price payable for the Goods as agreed between the Seller and the Customer.
Acceptance or Authorization
Any instructions received by the Seller from the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or the Customer’s acceptance of Goods supplied by the Seller shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein. Where more than one Customer has entered into this agreement, the Customers shall be jointly and severally liable for all payments of the Price. Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions by the Customer the terms and conditions are binding and can only be amended with the written consent of the Seller. The Customer shall give the Seller not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Customer or any change in the Customer’s name and/or any other change in the Customer’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Customer’s address, facsimile number, or business practice). The Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Seller as a result of the Customer’s failure to comply with this clause.
Price and Payment
At the Seller’s sole discretion the Price shall be either,as indicated on invoices provided by the Seller to the Customer in respect of Goods supplied, or the Seller’s quoted Price (subject to clause 3.2) which shall be binding upon the Seller provided that the Customer shall accept the Seller’s quotation in writing within thirty (30) days. The Seller reserves the right to change the Price in the event of a variation to the Seller’s quotation. At the Seller’s sole discretion a deposit may be required. Time for payment for the Goods shall be of the essence and will be stated on the invoice or any other forms. If no time is stated then payment shall be due seven (7) days following the date of the invoice. Payment will be made by cash, or by bank cheque, or by credit card (plus a surcharge of up to 3.5% of the Price), or by direct credit, or by any other method as agreed to between the Customer and the Seller. GST and other taxes and duties that may be applicable shall be added to the Price except when they are expressly included in the Price.
At the Seller’s sole discretion delivery of the Goods shall take place when the Customer takes possession of the Goods at the Customer’s nominated address. At the Seller’s sole discretion the costs of delivery are, included in the Price, or in addition to the Price, or for the Customer’s account. The Customer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Customer is unable to take delivery of the Goods as arranged then the Seller shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery. Delivery of the Goods to a third party nominated by the Customer is deemed to be delivery to the Customer for the purposes of this agreement. The Seller may deliver the Goods by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions. The Customer shall take delivery of the Goods tendered notwithstanding that the quantity so delivered shall be either greater or lesser than the quantity purchased provided that, such discrepancy in quantity shall not exceed five percent (5%), and the Price shall be adjusted pro rata to the discrepancy. The failure of the Seller to deliver shall not entitle either party to treat this contract as repudiated. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever due to failure by the Seller to deliver the Goods (or any of them) promptly or at all
If the Seller retains ownership of the Goods nonetheless, all risk for the Goods passes to the Customer on delivery. If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Customer, the Seller is entitled to receive all insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by the Seller is sufficient evidence of the Seller’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with the Seller to make further enquiries. The Seller and Customer agree that ownership of the Goods shall not pass until, the Customer has paid the Seller all amounts owing for the particular Goods, and the Customer has met all other obligations due by the Customer to the Seller in respect of all contracts between the Seller and the Customer. Receipt by the Seller of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised and until then the Seller’s ownership or rights in respect of the Goods shall continue. It is further agreed that, where practicable the Goods shall be kept separate and identifiable until the Seller shall have received payment and all other obligations of the Customer are met, and (b) until such time as ownership of the Goods shall pass from the Seller to the Customer the Seller may give notice in writing to the Customer to return the Goods or any of them to the Seller. Upon such notice the rights of the Customer to obtain ownership or any other interest in the Goods shall cease, and (c) the Seller shall have the right of stopping the Goods in transit whether or not delivery has been made, and (d) if the Customer fails to return the Goods to the Seller then the Seller or the Seller’s agent may enter upon and into land and premises owned, occupied or used by the Customer, or any premises as the invitee of the Customer, where the Goods are situated and take possession of the Goods, and (e) the Customer is only a bailee of the Goods and until such time as the Seller has received payment in full for the Goods then the Customer shall hold any proceeds from the sale or disposal of the Goods on for the Seller, and (f) the Customer shall not deal with the money of the Seller in any way which may be adverse to the Seller, and (g) the Customer shall not charge the Goods in any way nor grant nor otherwise give any interest in the Goods while they remain the property of the Seller, and (h) the Seller can issue proceedings to recover the Price of the Goods sold not withstanding that ownership of the Goods may not have passed to the Customer, and until such time that ownership in the Goods passes to the Customer, if the Goods are converted into other products, the parties agree that the Seller will be the owner of the end products.
The Customer shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within seven (7) days of delivery (time being of the essence) notify the Seller of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Customer shall afford the Seller an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Customer believes the Goods are defective in any way. If the Customer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Goods shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Goods, which the Seller has agreed in writing that the Customer is entitled to reject, the Seller’s liability is limited to either (at the Seller’s discretion) replacing the Goods or repairing the Goods, except where the Customer has acquired Goods as a consumer within the meaning of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (CWlth) or the Fair Trading Acts of the relevant state or territories of Australia, and is therefore also entitled to, at the consumer’s discretion either a refund of the purchase price of the Goods, or repair of the Goods, or replacement of the Goods. Goods will not be accepted for return other than in accordance with 8.1 above.
Without prejudice to the Seller’s other remedies at law the Seller shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Customer which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Seller shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable in the event that, any money payable to the Seller becomes overdue, or in the Seller’s opinion the Customer will be unable to meet its payments as they fall due. The Seller may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice to the Customer. On giving such notice the Seller shall repay to the Customer any sums paid in respect of the Price. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever arising from such cancellation. In the event that the Customer cancels delivery of Goods the Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Seller (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits) up to the time of cancellation.
Returns will only be accepted provided that, the Customer has complied with the provisions of clause 8.1, and the Seller has agreed in writing to accept the return of the Goods, and the Goods are returned at the Customer’s cost within seven (7) days of the delivery date, and the Seller will not be liable for Goods which have not been stored or used in a proper manner, and the Goods are returned in the condition in which they were delivered and with all packaging material, brochures and instruction material in as new condition as is reasonably possible in the circumstances. The Seller may (in its discretion) accept the return of Goods for credit but this may incur a handling fee of fifteen percent (15%) of the value of the returned Goods plus any freight.
Subject to the conditions of warranty if any defect in any workmanship of the Seller becomes apparent and is reported to the Seller within twelve (12) months of the date of delivery (time being of the essence) then the Seller will either (at the Seller’s sole discretion) replace or remedy the workmanship. The warranty shall not cover any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise through,
- Failure on the part of the Customer to properly maintain any Goods.
- Failure on the part of the Customer to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the Seller.
- any use of any Goods otherwise than for any application specified on a quote or order form.
- the continued use of any Goods after any defect becomes apparent or would have become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user
- fair wear and tear, any accident or act of God.
(b) the warranty shall cease and the Seller shall thereafter in no circumstances be liable under the terms of the warranty if the workmanship is repaired, altered or overhauled without the Seller’s consent.
(c) in respect of all claims the Seller shall not be liable to compensate the Customer for any delay in either replacing or remedying the workmanship or in properly assessing the Customer’s claim.
For Goods not manufactured by the Seller, the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Goods. The Seller shall not be bound by nor be responsible for any term, condition, representation or warranty other than that which is given by the manufacturer of the Goods.
To the extent permitted by statute, no warranty is given by the Seller as to the quality or suitability of the Goods for any purpose and any implied warranty, is expressly excluded. The Seller shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the Goods, or caused by the Goods, or any part thereof however arising.
Where the Seller has designed, drawn or written Goods for the Customer, then the copyright in those designs and drawings and documents shall remain vested in the Seller, and shall only be used by the Customer at the Seller’s discretion. The Customer warrants that all designs or instructions to the Seller will not cause the Seller to infringe any patent, registered design or trademark in the execution of the Customer’s order and the Customer agrees to indemnify the Seller against any action taken by a third party against the Seller in respect of any such infringement.
These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of New South Wales and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales. The Seller shall be under no liability whatever to the Customer for any indirect loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Customer arising out of a breach by the Seller of these terms and conditions. In the event of any breach of this contract by the Seller the remedies of the Customer shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods. The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against or deduct from the Price any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Customer by the Seller. The Seller may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Customer’s consent. The Seller reserves the right to review these terms and conditions at any time. If, following any such review, there is to be any change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which the Seller notifies the Customer of such change. Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party. The failure by the Seller to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect the Seller’s right to subsequently enforce that provision.