Experts in the design and manufacture of hydrology and environmental monitoring instrumentation
Terms of Sale for transactions in the UK only. For other countries, please see the relevant website.
1. Definitions: “The company” means Aqua Data Ltd. “The Buyer” means the person, firm or company specified on the contract. “the Contract” means the contract accepted by the buyer confirmed by the receipt of the first purchase order.
2. Ruling Conditions: All contracts of sale are made by the Company subject to these conditions and any printed conditions on the Buyer’s order form or other documents shall not apply unless and to the extent only that they shall have been expressly accepted by the Company in writing. These conditions can be varied or added to or suspended only by agreement in writing between the parties or by typed or written amendment on the face of this document or some attachment to this document.
3. Price and Payment: a) The invoiced price of goods and services shall be paid prior to delivery except where the customer holds a credit account with us in which case the balance falls due 30 days from the date of the invoice (this being called “the due date” in these Terms and Conditions of Sale). b) If any payment by the Buyer under the Contract shall be overdue the Company shall be entitled to charge interest upon such overdue payment from the due date until payment at the rate of 2% over the base lending rate of Barclays Bank Plc.
4. Delivery: Whilst the Company will do its best to meet the delivery date requested by the Buyer, if for any unforeseen reasons, delivery is delayed, the Company will keep the Buyer duly informed, but will not be liable for any loss, costs, damages or expenses (direct, indirect or consequential) suffered by the Buyer as a result of a delayed delivery, unless specific terms are agreed for a specific project, duly agreed and signed by both parties.
5. Instalment Contracts: Where goods are delivered in instalments in accordance with the Buyer’s order, failure to pay any invoice raised in respect of the instalments and goods delivered, shall (without prejudice to the Company’s rights under Condition 3), entitle the Company to withhold further supplies, until such time as the Buyer’s breach of contract is resolved.
6. Risk and Passing of Title a) Goods will be at the Buyer’s risk from the time of delivery to the Buyer’s premises, or other specified delivery address by the Buyer. b) The Company shall be under no liability to the Buyer in respect of shortage of delivery or damaged to goods in transit, unless the Buyer notifies the Company in writing of its claim within 24 hours of delivery. The Company shall be under no liability to the Buyer in respect of goods lost in transit unless the Buyer shall notify the Company in writing within 7 days of the Company‘s notification of dispatch of goods. If the Buyer shall fail to notify the Company of any discrepancy within the time limits stipulated in this sub-clause (b), the goods shall be deemed to have been the Buyer’s risk from the time of dispatch from the Company’s premises. c) Legal title to the goods shall remain with the Company until the Company has received all sums owing by the Buyer whether under the contract or any other account with the Company. d) The Buyer acknowledges that they is in the possession of the goods solely as bailee for the Company until such time as all sums owing by the Buyer, whether under the contract or on any other account with the Company have been paid and until such time as the Buyer shall become the owner of the goods, they shall store them separately from his own goods and in such a way as makes them readily identifiable as the goods of the Company. e) The Buyer’s right to possession of the goods shall cease if the Buyer not being a company, commits an act of bankruptcy or suffers a bankruptcy order to be made against him, or makes a proposal to his creditors for a composition in satisfaction of his debts or a scheme of arrangement of his affairs being a proposal which provides for some person to act in relation to the composition or scheme either as trustee or otherwise for the purpose of supervising its implementation, or if the Buyer being a company, suffers or permits the appointment of an administrator or administrative receiver (as those expressions are defined in the Insolvency Act 1985), over the whole or any of its assets, or if a petition is presented for the winding up of the Buyer, or if the Buyer convenes a meeting of its creditors for the purpose of winding up. For the purpose of the recovery of its goods, the Company may enter upon the premises where they are stored and repossess them.
7. Warranty: a) The Company warrants that the goods shall at the time of delivery be free from any patent defects in workmanship and materials. If any goods do not conform to this warranty, the Company will at its option: - I. replace the goods found not to conform to the warranty, or II. take such steps as the Company deems necessary to bring the goods into a state where they are free from such defects, or III. take back the goods found not to conform to the warranty and refund a proportionate part of the purchase price. Provided that the liability of the Company shall in no event exceed the purchase price of the goods. b) The foregoing warranty is conditional upon: I. the Buyer giving written notice to the Company of the alleged defect in the goods within 24 hours of delivery of the goods: and II. the Buyer affording the Company a reasonable opportunity to inspect the goods and, if so requested by the Company, returning the allegedly defective goods to the Company’s premises, packed and carriage pre-paid to enable inspection to take place there; and III. the Buyer making no further use of the goods that are alleged to be defective after the time at which the Buyer discovers or ought reasonably to have discovered that they are defective. c) Save as provided in paragraph (a) of this condition: I. all conditions or warranties express or implied statutory or otherwise, or as to the quality or fitness for purpose of the goods or otherwise howsoever are hereby excluded; and II. the Company shall be under no liability for any loss or damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential) howsoever arising suffered by the Buyer. d) Any warranty provided by the Company is explicitly a 'back-to-base' warranty, unless agreed otherwise in writing by a Director of the Company. This means that the Buyer is responsible for shipping the alleged faulty goods to the Company at their cost, and the Company will inspect and if necessary, remedy any faults at the Company premises. If the warranty claim is deemed to be justified, the Company will ship the goods to the original shipping location at its cost, or an alternative location at the Buyer's cost. The Buyer is responsible for insuring the goods that are returned to the Company, or for underwriting them to their original sales price if insurance is not provided. a) The Company is the final arbiter of what (if anything) has failed in the unit, and is not required to provide proof, test results or data to justify their position. b) The warranty commences from the date the unit arrives at the Buyer's shipping address, and continues until the goods leave the Buyer's shipping address to be returned to the Company. Goods that are returned after the expiry of the agreed warranty period will not be deemed to be 'under warranty'.
8. Infringements of Patents etc: The Buyer shall indemnify the Company against all damages, costs and expenses suffered or incurred as a result of the work done or materials supplied in accordance with the Buyer’s specification which involves the infringement or alleged infringement of any patent registered design or other intellectual property or equitable right of any third party.
9 Force Majeure: The Company shall have the right without incurring any liability to the Buyer, to cancel the Contract or reduce the volume of goods delivered, if it is prevented from or hindered in delivering the goods as a result of any circumstances beyond its control including (but not limited to) Industrial action, war, fire, or prohibition or enactment of any kind.
10 Sub-Contracting: The Company shall be entitled to sub-contract any of its obligations under the Contract.
11 Law: All matters relating to the formation, performance and discharge of the Contract shall be governed by English Law