TERMS & CONDITIONS


 

Terms of Website Use

[Last updated December 2021]

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

What's in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.scientificlabs.co.uk and www.scientificlabs.ie  (each referred to in these terms as our site).

  • Who we are and how to contact us.
  • By using our site you accept these terms.
  • There are other terms that may apply to you.
  • We may make changes to these terms.
  • We may make changes to our site.
  • We may suspend or withdraw our site.
  • We may transfer this agreement to someone else.
  • Our site is only for users in the UK.
  • You must keep your account details safe.
  • How you may use material on our site.
  • Do not rely on information on our site.
  • We are not responsible for websites we link to.
  • Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you.
  • Exclusion of liability for digital content.
  • How we may use your personal information.
  • We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them.
  • Rules about linking to our site.
  • Which country's laws apply to any disputes?
  • Our trade marks are registered.

Who we are and how to contact us

www.scientificlabs.co.uk and www.scientificlabs.ie are sites operated by Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited ("We"). We are a limited company registered in Ireland under registration number 578430, and have our registered office at Charter House, 5 Pembroke Row, Dublin 2, D02 FW61, Ireland.            

VAT NO. IE3499751OH

To contact us, please telephone our customer service line on +353(0) 1 4069464 or email us at roi.sales@scientific-labs.com.   

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on the date specified at the start of the document.

We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users' needs and our business priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

We may transfer this agreement to someone else

We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.

Our site is only for users in Ireland

Our site is directed to people residing in Ireland. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at roi.sales@scientific-labs.com.

How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in our Website Terms and Conditions of Sale (business and consumers).

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
  • In particular, we will not be liable for:
  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user:

  • If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by applying an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.

How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy. 

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact roi.sales@scientific-labs.com.

Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by Irish law. You and we both agree that the courts of Ireland will have exclusive jurisdiction.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Irish law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland.

Our trade marks are registered

“Scientific Laboratory Supplies” and “SLS” are trade marks of Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited and SLS Scientific Laboratory Supplies (Ireland) Limited.  You are not permitted to use them without our approval, unless they are part of material you are using as permitted under How you may use material on our site. .

 

 


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Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited

Trade/B2B Terms and Conditions of Supply (Non-eCommerce Sales)

(revised December 2021)

The Customer's attention is particularly drawn to the provisions of clause 13 (Limitation of liability).

1. Interpretation

The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in these Conditions.

1.1          Definitions:

                Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday on which clearing banks are generally open for business in Ireland.

                Commencement Date: has the meaning given in clause 2.2.

                Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 17.8.

                Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.

                Controller, processor, date subject, personal data, personal data breach, processing and appropriate technical measures: as defined in the Data Protection Legislation.

                Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods and/or Services from the Supplier.

                Data Protection Legislation: the Irish Data Protection Legislation and any other European Union legislation relating to personal data and all other legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply to a party relating to the use of personal data (including, without limitation, the privacy of electronic communications) and the guidance and codes of practice issued by the relevant data protection or supervisory authority and applicable to a party.

                Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by the Supplier for the Customer.

                Delivery Location: has the meaning given in clause 4.2.

                Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given to it in clause 16.

                Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.

                Goods Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any relevant plans or drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.

                Intellectual Property Rights: patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marksandservice marks,business names and domain names, rights in get-upand trade dress, goodwill and the rightto sue for passing offorunfair competition,rights in designs, rights in computer software,database rights,rightsto use, and protect the confidentiality of,confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets),and allother intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from,such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protectionwhich subsist or will subsist now or in the futurein any part of the world.

                Order: the Customer's order for the supply of Goods and/or Services, as set out the Customer's purchase order or sent electronically, or the Customer's written or electronic acceptance of the Supplier's quotation, as the case may be.

                Services: the services(if any),including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Service Specification(which may include installation or repair services).

                Service Specification: the description or specification for the Services provided in writing by the Supplier to the Customer.

                Supplier: SLS Scientific Laboratory Supplies (Ireland) Limited (registered in Ireland with registration number 578430), registered office: Charter House, 5 Pembroke Row, Dublin 2, D02 FW61, Ireland.

                Supplier Materials: has the meaning given in clause 8.1(h).

                Irish Data Protection Legislation: all applicable data protection and privacy legislation in force from time to time in Ireland including the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679); the Data Protection Act 2018; the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (2002/58/EC) (as updated by Directive 2009/136/EC) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) as amended.

1.2          Interpretation:

(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 and permitted assigns.

(c)       A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.

(d)       Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.

(e)       A reference to writing or written includes fax and email.

2. Basis of contract

2.1          The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Goods or Services or Goods and Services in accordance with these Conditions.

2.2          The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues written acceptance of the Order (or, if earlier, when the Supplier performs the Services or delivers the Goods, as the case may be) at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).

2.3          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 nor have any contractual force.

2.4          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 law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.5          Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer and is only valid for a period of 28 days from its date of issue (unless an alternative validity period is specified in the quotation).

2.6          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. Goods

3.1          The Goods are described in the Supplier's catalogue or the relevant manufacturer’s sales literature, as modified by any applicable Goods Specification.

3.2          To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with a Goods Specification supplied by the Customer (or the Customer’s 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 costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Supplier arising out of or 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 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 relevant Customer and Supplier order reference numbers, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the Supplier’s 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          Where it has been agreed that the Goods will be delivered by the Supplier, the Supplier shall arrange for the delivery of 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 Goods are ready. Alternatively, where it has been agreed that the Customer will collect the Goods from the Supplier, delivery will be effected by the Customer collecting the Goods from the Supplier's warehouse at Unit 1 Rathdown Close, Lissue Industrial Estate West, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, BT28 2RB or such other location as may be advised by the Supplier before delivery (Collection Location) within 3 Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready.

4.3          Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the Goods' arrival at the Delivery Location or (as the case may be) upon 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 or 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 6th 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 10 Business 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 from the proceeds its reasonable storage and selling costs of the Goods, charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods under the Contract.

4.8          The Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods if the Supplier delivers up to and including 5% more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered, but a pro-rata adjustment shall be made to the Order invoice on receipt of notice from the Customer that the wrong quantity of Goods was delivered. 

4.9          The Supplier may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment shall constitute a separate and severable contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.

Non-Delivery, shortages and damaged Goods

4.10       The quantity of any consignment of Goods as recorded by the Supplier upon despatch from the Supplier's place of business shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by the Customer on delivery unless the Customer can provide evidence proving the contrary.

4.11       All Goods supplied by the Supplier must be examined and checked upon receipt by the Customer, and any Goods shortages, discrepancies and damage revealed by such examination promptly reported to the Supplier.

4.12       The Supplier shall not be liable for any non-delivery or shortages of Goods, or discrepancies in the quantity of Goods supplied (even if caused by the Supplier's negligence) unless written notice is given to the Supplier within 2 Business Days of the date when the relevant Goods would in the ordinary course of events have been received. 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 for the Goods or any relevant instruction related to the supply of the Goods.

4.13       The Supplier shall not be liable for any Goods damaged in transit (where delivered by the Supplier) or errors with Goods supplied (even if caused by the Supplier's negligence) unless written notice is given to the Supplier within 2 Business Days of the date of delivery or collection (as the case may be).

4.14       Any liability of the Supplier for non-delivery or shortages of Goods, or for damage or errors to Goods for which the Supplier is responsible shall be limited to replacing any affected Goods within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro-rata Contract rate against any invoice raised for such Goods.

5. Quality of Goods

5.1          The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery (Warranty Period), the Goods shall:

(a)       conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Goods Specification;

(b)       be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship; and

(c)       be of merchantable quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 as amended).

5.2          Subject to clause 5.3, the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full if:

(a)       the Customer gives notice in writing during the Warranty Period within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;

(b)       the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and

(c)       the Customer provides reasonable co-operation to the Supplier to allow the Supplier to collect the Goods or (where agreed between the parties, or if asked to do so by the Supplier in the circumstances in clause 5.4) returns such Goods to the Supplier's place of business.

5.3          The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty in clause 5.1 if:

(a)       the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving a notice in accordance with clause 5.2;

(b)       the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice;

(c)       the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Goods Specification supplied by the Customer;

(d)       the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;

(e)       the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal working conditions; or

(f)        the Goods differ from their description or the Goods Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory standards.

5.4          In circumstances where the Customer has given notice to the Supplier (in accordance with clause 5.2(a)), but does not provide reasonable co-operation to the Supplier to allow the Supplier to collect the Goods, the Supplier shall (upon written notice to the Customer) be entitled to make a reasonable charge to the Customer for repeat attempts made to collect the Goods from the Customer, or alternatively to require the Customer to return the Goods to the Supplier's place of business at its own cost.

5.5          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.

5.6          The terms of these Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.

6. Title and risk

6.1          The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.

6.2          Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the earlier of:

(a)       the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods and any other goods that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer in respect of which payment has become due, in which case title to the Goods shall pass at the time of payment of all such sums; and

(b)       the Customer resells the Goods, in which case title to the Goods shall pass to the Customer at the time specified in clause 6.4.

6.3          Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall: 

(a)       store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property; 

(b)       not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;

(c)       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;

(d)       notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.1(b) to clause  14.1(d)(inclusive); and

(e)       give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time.

6.4          Subject to clause 6.5, the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business (but not otherwise) before the Supplier receives payment for the Goods. However, if the Customer resells the Goods before that time:

(a)       it does so as principal and not as the Supplier’s agent; and

(b)       title to the Goods shall pass from the Supplier to the Customer immediately before the time at which resale by the Customer occurs.

6.5          If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.1(b) to clause  14.1(d)(inclusive), or the Supplier reasonably believes that any such event is about to happen and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have:

(a)       the Customer's right to resell Goods or use them in the ordinary course of its business ceases immediately; and

(b)       the Supplier may at any time:

(i)         require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product; and

(ii)        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 supply 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 agreed by the Supplier in writing, 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 reserves the right to amend the Service Specification if necessary to comply with any applicable law, safety or regulatory requirement, or if the amendment will 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 in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is complete and 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)       comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws; and

(h)       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.

(i)         comply with any additional obligations as set out in the Service Specification.

8.2          If the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations under the Contract 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)       without limiting or affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier shall 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 in each case 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.

9. Charges and payment

9.1          The price for Goods and Services shall be the price set out in the Order (subject where applicable to clause 9.2) or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier's published price list as at the date of delivery. 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          In respect of any Contract with a total Contract price of less than €100(excluding VAT), an additional administration/handling charge of 7.50(excluding VAT) may be charged to the Customer. This administration/handling charge will added to the Supplier's invoice and payable by the Customer together with the remainder of the Contract price.

9.3          The Supplier reserves the right to:

(a)       increase its standard daily fee rates for the charges for the Services by giving the Customer written notice of any such increase a reasonable time in advance of the proposed date the increase will take effect. If such increase is not acceptable to the Customer, it shall notify the Supplier in writing within 2 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 provision of the Services under the Contract by giving written notice to the Customer; and/or

(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.

9.4          In respect of Goods, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer on or at any time after completion of delivery. In respect of Services, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer monthly in arrears.

9.5          The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:

(a)       within 28 days of the date of the invoice; and

(b)       in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier, and

time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.

9.6          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) and any applicable duties and other levies payable on the Goods. 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 (together with any duties and other levies) 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.

9.7          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 annum above the then current European Central Bank base rate but at 4% per annum for any period when the base rate is below 0%. 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.

9.8          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.

10. Intellectual property rights

10.1       The supply of Goods by the Supplier shall not confer any right upon the Customer to use any of the Supplier's trade marks (except in the re-sale of the Goods in the packaging supplied by the Supplier), or any of the Supplier's patents, design rights or other industrial or Intellectual Property Rights, and at all times such patents, trade marks, design rights and other industrial or Intellectual Property Rights shall remain the absolute property of the Supplier (or its suppliers). All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by the Supplier.

10.2       All Supplier Materials are the exclusive property of the Supplier. All written information, drawings, artwork, images and diagrams (excluding the Goods themselves) prepared by the Supplier in relation to the supply of Goods or Services and the copyright therein and all other items owned by the Supplier and used in the production of the Goods shall remain the property of the Supplier and shall be returned by the Customer on demand.  All such information shall be treated as confidential and shall not be copied or reproduced or disclosed to any third party without the prior written consent of the Supplier.

10.3       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.

10.4       The Customer grants the Supplier a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free non-transferable licence to copy and modify any materials provided by the Customer to the Supplier for the term of the Contract for the purpose of providing the Services to the Customer.

11. Data protection

11.1       Both parties will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. This clause 11 is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, a party's obligations or rights under the Data Protection Legislation. In this clause 11, Applicable Laws means (for so long as and to the extent that they apply to the Supplier) the law of the European Union, the law of any member state of the European Union and/or Domestic Irish Law; and Domestic Irish Law means the Irish Data Protection Legislation and any other law that applies in Ireland.

11.2       The parties acknowledge that for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, the Customer is the controller and the Supplier is the processor.

11.3       Without prejudice to the generality of clause 11.1, the Customer will ensure that it has all necessary appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the personal data to the Supplier for the duration and purposes of the Contract.

11.4       Without prejudice to the generality of clause 11.1, the Supplier shall, in relation to any personal data processed in connection with the performance by the Supplier of its obligations under the Contract:

(a)       process that personal data only on the documented written instructions of the Customer unless the Supplier is required by Applicable Laws to otherwise process that personal data. Where the Supplier is relying on Applicable Laws as the basis for processing personal data, the Supplier shall promptly notify the Customer of this before performing the processing required by the Applicable Laws unless those Applicable Laws prohibit the Supplier from so notifying the Customer;

(b)       ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organisational measures, reviewed and approved by the Customer, to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures (those measures may include, where appropriate, pseudonymising and encrypting personal data, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of its systems and services, ensuring that availability of and access to personal data can be restored in a timely manner after an incident, and regularly assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures adopted by it);

(c)       ensure that all personnel who have access to and/or process personal data are obliged to keep the personal data confidential; and

(d)       not transfer any personal data outside of the European Economic Area unless the prior written consent of the Customer has been obtained and the following conditions are fulfilled:

(i)         the Customer or the Supplier has provided appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer;

(ii)        the data subject (as defined in the Data Protection Legislation) has enforceable rights and effective legal remedies;

(iii)      the Supplier complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by providing an adequate level of protection to any personal data that is transferred; and

(iv)      the Supplier complies with reasonable instructions notified to it in advance by the Customer with respect to the processing of the personal data;

(e)       assist the Customer, at the Customer's cost, in responding to any request from a data subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;

(f)        notify the Customer without undue delay on becoming aware of a personal data breach;

(g)       at the written direction of the Customer, delete or return personal data and copies thereof to the Customer on termination of the Contract unless required by Applicable Law to store the personal data; and

(h)       maintain complete and accurate records and information to demonstrate its compliance with this clause 11 and immediately inform the Customer if, in the opinion of the Supplier, an instruction infringes the Data Protection Legislation.

11.5       The Customer consents to the Supplier appointing third-party processors of personal data under the Contract. The Supplier confirms that it has entered or (as the case may be) will enter with the third-party processor into a written agreement which reflects and will continue to reflect the requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. As between the Customer and the Supplier, the Supplier shall remain fully liable for all acts or omissions of any third party processor appointed by it pursuant to this clause 11.

11.6       Either party may, at any time on not less than 30 days' notice, revise this clause 11 by replacing it with any applicable controller to processor standard clauses or similar terms forming part of an applicable certification scheme (which shall apply when replaced by attachment to the Contract).

12. Confidentiality

12.1       Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time during the life of the Contract, and for a period of five years after termination of the Contract, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party or of any member of the group of companies to which the other party belongs, except as permitted by clause 12.2.

12.2       Each party may disclose the other party's confidential information:

(a)       to its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising the party's rights or carrying out its obligations under or in connection with this agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party's confidential information are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind that party under this clause 12; and

(b)       as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.

12.3       No party shall use any other party's confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with this agreement.

13. Limitation of liability: The customer's attention is particularly drawn to this clause.

13.1       The limits and exclusions in this clause reflect the insurance cover the Supplier has been able to arrange and the Customer is responsible for making its own arrangements for the insurance of any excess loss.

13.2       The restrictions on liability in this clause 13 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.

13.3       Neither party may benefit from the limitations and exclusions set out in this clause in respect of any liability arising from its deliberate default.

13.4       Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including liability for:

(a)       death or personal injury caused by negligence;

(b)       fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c)        Any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for the Supplier to exclude or restrict liability.

(d)       defective products.

13.5       Subject to clause 13.4, the Supplier's total liability to the Customer in respect of all breaches of duty under the Contract shall not exceed the cap. In relation to this clause 13.5:

(a)       cap. The cap is an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the total charges; and

(b)       total charges. The total charges means all sums paid by the Customer and all sums payable under the Contract in respect of Goods and Services actually supplied by the Supplier, whether or not invoiced to the Customer.

13.6       Subject to clause 13.4, neither party shall under any circumstances whatever be liable to the other, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or restitution, or for breach of statutory duty or misrepresentation, or otherwise, for any:

(a)       loss of profit; or

(b)       loss of goodwill; or

(c)       loss of business; or

(d)       loss of business opportunity; or

(e)       loss of anticipated saving; or

(f)        loss or corruption of data or information; or

(g)       special, indirect or consequential damage,

suffered by the other party that arises under or in connection with the Contract.

13.7       This clause 13 shall survive termination of the Contract.

14. Termination

14.1       Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either 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 the Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14 days after receipt of notice in writing to do so;

(b)       the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;

(c)       the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or

(d)       the other party's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party's opinion the other party's capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.

14.2       Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract or (at its discretion) 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 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 14.1(b) to clause 14.1(d)(inclusive), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.

14.3       Unless the Customer is entitled to terminate the Contract in any of the circumstances identified in clause 14.1, the Contract (or any Goods or instalments of Goods comprised in the Contract) may only be cancelled by the Customer with the Company’s prior written consent. In relation to the foregoing, in respect of any Goods:

(a)       which are standard stock items of the Supplier, upon cancellation the Company shall be entitled to invoice the Customer an administration and re-stocking charge equal to 20% of the value of the Contract (or where only some Goods are cancelled, 20% of the value of the Goods cancelled) excluding VAT;

(b)       which are purchased by the Supplier from its own supplier for resale to the Customer, the Supplier shall not permit the Customer to cancel unless the Supplier is able to cancel its order with its own supplier, in which case the Customer will be responsible for payment of the Supplier’s administration charges of an amount to be specified by the Supplier (to include any re-stocking charges of the Supplier’s own suppliers). In the event the Supplier does not specify an alternative amount to the Customer, such administration charges shall be equal to 20% of the value of the Contract (or where only some Goods are cancelled, 20% of the value of the Goods cancelled) excluding VAT; and/or

(c)       which are specially made (or adapted) to the Customer’s own specification, the Supplier will not permit the Customer to cancel a Contract for the supply of these items.

Additional terms, conditions and restrictions applying in relation to cancellation of the Contract (or any Goods or instalments of Goods comprised in the Contract) in the circumstances described in this clause 14.3 and the associated returns and cancellation charges applicable are contained in the Supplier’s Customer Returns Policy Statement available on the Supplier’s website (https://www.scientificlabs.ie/returnspolicy). In the event of any conflict between the terms of this clause 14.3 and the Supplier’s Customer Returns Policy Statement, the provisions of this clause 14.3 shall apply.

15. Consequences of termination

15.1       On termination of the Contract:

(a)       the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services and Goods supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt;

(b)       the Customer shall return all of the Supplier Materials and any Deliverables or Goods 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.

15.2       Termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination.

15.3       Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.

16. Force Majeure

16.1       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.

16.2       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.

16.3       If the Force Majeure Event prevents the Supplier from providing any of the Services and/or Goods for more than 12 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.

17. General

17.1       Assignment and other dealings

(a)       The Supplier may at any time assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under the Contract.

(b)       The Customer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.

17.2       Notices.

(a)       Any notice given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be:

(i)         delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or

(ii)        sent by fax to its main fax number, or sent by email to the other party’s designated email address specified by that party in any written order documentation relating to the Contract.

(b)       Any notice shall be deemed to have been received:

(i)         if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address; and

(ii)        if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or at the time recorded by the delivery service; and

(iii)      if sent by fax or email, at the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside business hours in the place of receipt, when business hours resume. In this clause 17.2(b)(iii), business hours means 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday on a day that is not a public holiday in the place of receipt.

(c)       This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.

17.3       Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract. If any provision or part provision of the Contract is deemed deleted under this clause 17.3 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the commercial result of the original provision.

17.4       Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or by law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right or remedy. A failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

17.5       No partnership or agency. Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between the parties, constitute either party the agent of the other, or authorise either party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of the other party.

17.6       Entire agreement.

(a)       The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

(b)       Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in the Contract.

(c)       Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

17.7       Third party rights.

(a)       Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.

(b)       The rights of the parties to rescind or vary the Contract are not subject to the consent of any other person.

17.8       Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives)

17.9       Governing Law

This Agreement and all non-contractual obligations arising from or connected with it are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland (excluding Northern Ireland).

17.10    Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation.

 

Trade/B2B Terms and Conditions of Supply (Non-eCommerce Sales)

(revised August 2020)

The Customer's attention is particularly drawn to the provisions of clause 13 (Limitation of liability).

1. Interpretation

The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in these Conditions.

1.1 Definitions: 

Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in London are open for business.

Commencement Date: has the meaning given in clause 2.2.

Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 17.8.

Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.

Controller, processor, date subject, personal data, personal data breach, processing and appropriate technical measures: as defined in the Data Protection Legislation.

Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods and/or Services from the Supplier.

Data Protection Legislation: the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other European Union legislation relating to personal data and all other legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply to a party relating to the use of personal data (including, without limitation, the privacy of electronic communications) and the guidance and codes of practice issued by the relevant data protection or supervisory authority and applicable to a party

Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by the Supplier for the Customer.

Delivery Location: has the meaning given in clause 4.2.

Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given to it in clause 16.

Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.

Goods Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any relevant plans or drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.

Intellectual Property Rights: patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.

Order: the Customer's order for the supply of Goods and/or Services, as set out the Customer's purchase order or sent electronically, or the Customer's written or electronic acceptance of the Supplier's quotation, as the case may be.

Services: the services (if any), including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Service Specification (which may include installation or repair services).

Service Specification: the description or specification for the Services provided in writing by the Supplier to the Customer.

Supplier: Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 2577009), registered office: Orchard House, The Square, Hessle, East Yorkshire HU13 0AE.

Supplier Materials: has the meaning given in clause 8.1(h).

UK Data Protection Legislation: all applicable data protection and privacy legislation in force from time to time in the UK including the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679); the Data Protection Act 2018; the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (2002/58/EC) (as updated by Directive 2009/136/EC) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) as amended.

1.2 Interpretation:

(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 and permitted assigns.

(c) A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.

(d) Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.

(e) A reference to writing or written includes fax and email.

2. Basis of contract

2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Goods or Services or Goods and Services in accordance with these Conditions.

2.2 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues written acceptance of the Order (or, if earlier, when the Supplier performs the Services or delivers the Goods, as the case may be) at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).

2.3 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 nor have any contractual force.

2.4 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 law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.5 Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for a period of 28 days from its date of issue (unless an alternative validity period is specified in the quotation).

2.6 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. Goods

3.1 The Goods are described in the Supplier's catalogue or the relevant manufacturer’s sales literature, as modified by any applicable Goods Specification.

3.2 To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with a Goods Specification supplied by the Customer (or the Customer’s 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 costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Supplier arising out of or 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 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 relevant Customer and Supplier order reference numbers, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the Supplier’s 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 Where it has been agreed that the Goods will be delivered by the Supplier, the Supplier shall arrange for the delivery of 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 Goods are ready. Alternatively, where it has been agreed that the Customer will collect the Goods from the Supplier, delivery will be effected by the Customer collecting the Goods from the Supplier's warehouse at Wilford Industrial Estate, Ruddington Lane, Wilford, Nottingham NG11 7EP or such other location as may be advised by the Supplier before delivery (Collection Location) within 3 Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready.

4.3 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the Goods' arrival at the Delivery Location or (as the case may be) upon 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 or 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 6th 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 10 Business 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 from the proceeds its reasonable storage and selling costs of the Goods, charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods under the Contract.

4.8 The Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods if the Supplier delivers up to and including 5% more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered, but a pro-rata adjustment shall be made to the Order invoice on receipt of notice from the Customer that the wrong quantity of Goods was delivered. 

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.

Non-Delivery, shortages and damaged Goods

4.10 The quantity of any consignment of Goods as recorded by the Supplier upon despatch from the Supplier's place of business shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by the Customer on delivery unless the Customer can provide evidence proving the contrary.

4.11 All Goods supplied by the Supplier must be examined and checked upon receipt by the Customer, and any Goods shortages, discrepancies and damage revealed by such examination promptly reported to the Supplier.

4.12 The Supplier shall not be liable for any non-delivery or shortages of Goods, or discrepancies in the quantity of Goods supplied (even if caused by the Supplier's negligence) unless written notice is given to the Supplier within 2 Business Days of the date when the relevant Goods would in the ordinary course of events have been received. 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 for the Goods or any relevant instruction related to the supply of the Goods.

4.13 The Supplier shall not be liable for any Goods damaged in transit (where delivered by the Supplier) or errors with Goods supplied (even if caused by the Supplier's negligence) unless written notice is given to the Supplier within 2 Business Days of the date of delivery or collection (as the case may be).

4.14 Any liability of the Supplier for non-delivery or shortages of Goods, or for damage or errors to Goods for which the Supplier is responsible shall be limited to replacing any affected Goods within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro-rata Contract rate against any invoice raised for such Goods.

5. Quality of Goods

5.1 The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery (Warranty Period), the Goods shall:

(a) conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Goods Specification;

(b) be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship; and

(c) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979).

5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full if:

(a) the Customer gives notice in writing during the Warranty Period within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;

(b) the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and

(c) the Customer provides reasonable co-operation to the Supplier to allow the Supplier to collect the Goods or (where agreed between the parties, or if asked to do so by the Supplier in the circumstances in clause 5.4) returns such Goods to the Supplier's place of business.

5.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty in clause 5.1 if:

(a) the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving a notice in accordance with clause 5.2;

(b) the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice;

(c) the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Goods Specification supplied by the Customer;

(d) the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;

(e) the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal working conditions; or

(f) the Goods differ from their description or the Goods Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory standards.

5.4 In circumstances where the Customer has given notice to the Supplier (in accordance with clause 5.2(a)), but does not provide reasonable co-operation to the Supplier to allow the Supplier to collect the Goods, the Supplier shall (upon written notice to the Customer) be entitled to make a reasonable charge to the Customer for repeat attempts made to collect the Goods from the Customer, or alternatively to require the Customer to return the Goods to the Supplier's place of business at its own cost.

5.5 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.

5.6 The terms of these Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.

6. Title and risk

6.1 The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.

6.2 Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the earlier of:

(a) the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods and any other goods that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer in respect of which payment has become due, in which case title to the Goods shall pass at the time of payment of all such sums; and

(b) the Customer resells the Goods, in which case title to the Goods shall pass to the Customer at the time specified in clause 6.4.

6.3 Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall: 

(a) store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property; 

(b) not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;

(c) 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;

(d) notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.1(b) to clause clause 14.1(d)(inclusive); and

(e) give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time.

6.4 Subject to clause 6.5, the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business (but not otherwise) before the Supplier receives payment for the Goods. However, if the Customer resells the Goods before that time:

(a) it does so as principal and not as the Supplier’s agent; and

(b) title to the Goods shall pass from the Supplier to the Customer immediately before the time at which resale by the Customer occurs.

6.5 If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.1(b) to clause clause 14.1(d)(inclusive), or the Supplier reasonably believes that any such event is about to happen and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have:

(a) the Customer's right to resell Goods or use them in the ordinary course of its business ceases immediately; and

(b) the Supplier may at any time:

(i) require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product; and

(ii) 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 supply 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 agreed by the Supplier in writing, 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 reserves the right to amend the Service Specification if necessary to comply with any applicable law, safety or regulatory requirement, or if the amendment will 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 in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is complete and 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) comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws; and

(h) 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.

8.2 If the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations under the Contract 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) without limiting or affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier shall 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 in each case 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.

9. Charges and payment

9.1 The price for Goods and Services shall be the price set out in the Order (subject where applicable to clause 9.2) or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier's published price list as at the date of delivery. 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 In respect of any Contract with a total Contract price of less than £100 (excluding VAT), an additional administration/handling charge of £7.50 (excluding VAT) may be charged to the Customer. This administration/handling charge will added to the Supplier's invoice and payable by the Customer together with the remainder of the Contract price.

9.3 The Supplier reserves the right to:

(a) increase its standard daily fee rates for the charges for the Services by giving the Customer written notice of any such increase a reasonable time in advance of the proposed date the increase will take effect. If such increase is not acceptable to the Customer, it shall notify the Supplier in writing within 2 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 provision of the Services under the Contract by giving written notice to the Customer; and/or

(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);

iii) 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.

9.4 In respect of Goods, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer on or at any time after completion of delivery. In respect of Services, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer monthly in arrears.

9.5 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:

(a) within 28 days of the date of the invoice; and

(b) in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier, and

time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.

9.6 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) and any applicable duties and other levies payable on the Goods. 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 (together with any duties and other levies) 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.

9.7 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 annum above the then current Barclays Bank plc 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.

9.8 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.

10. Intellectual property rights 

10.1 The supply of Goods by the Supplier shall not confer any right upon the Customer to use any of the Supplier's trade marks (except in the re-sale of the Goods in the packaging supplied by the Supplier), or any of the Supplier's patents, design rights or other industrial or Intellectual Property Rights, and at all times such patents, trade marks, design rights and other industrial or Intellectual Property Rights shall remain the absolute property of the Supplier (or its suppliers). All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services shall be owned by the Supplier. 

10.2 All Supplier Materials are the exclusive property of the Supplier. All written information, drawings, artwork, images and diagrams (excluding the Goods themselves) prepared by the Supplier in relation to the supply of Goods or Services and the copyright therein and all other items owned by the Supplier and used in the production of the Goods shall remain the property of the Supplier and shall be returned by the Customer on demand.  All such information shall be treated as confidential and shall not be copied or reproduced or disclosed to any third party without the prior written consent of the Supplier.

10.3 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.

10.4 The Customer grants the Supplier a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free non-transferable licence to copy and modify any materials provided by the Customer to the Supplier for the term of the Contract for the purpose of providing the Services to the Customer.

11. Data protection

11.1 Both parties will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. This clause 11 is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, a party's obligations or rights under the Data Protection Legislation. In this clause 11, Applicable Laws means (for so long as and to the extent that they apply to the Supplier) the law of the European Union, the law of any member state of the European Union and/or Domestic UK Law; and Domestic UK Law means the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other law that applies in the UK.

11.2 The parties acknowledge that for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, the Customer is the controller and the Supplier is the processor.

11.3 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 11.1, the Customer will ensure that it has all necessary appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the personal data to the Supplier for the duration and purposes of the Contract.

11.4 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 11.1, the Supplier shall, in relation to any personal data processed in connection with the performance by the Supplier of its obligations under the Contract:

(a) process that personal data only on the documented written instructions of the Customer unless the Supplier is required by Applicable Laws to otherwise process that personal data. Where the Supplier is relying on Applicable Laws as the basis for processing personal data, the Supplier shall promptly notify the Customer of this before performing the processing required by the Applicable Laws unless those Applicable Laws prohibit the Supplier from so notifying the Customer;

(b) ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organisational measures, reviewed and approved by the Customer, to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures (those measures may include, where appropriate, pseudonymising and encrypting personal data, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of its systems and services, ensuring that availability of and access to personal data can be restored in a timely manner after an incident, and regularly assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures adopted by it);

(c) ensure that all personnel who have access to and/or process personal data are obliged to keep the personal data confidential; and

(d) not transfer any personal data outside of the European Economic Area unless the prior written consent of the Customer has been obtained and the following conditions are fulfilled:

(i) the Customer or the Supplier has provided appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer;

(ii) the data subject (as defined in the Data Protection Legislation) has enforceable rights and effective legal remedies;

(iii) the Supplier complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by providing an adequate level of protection to any personal data that is transferred; and

(iv) the Supplier complies with reasonable instructions notified to it in advance by the Customer with respect to the processing of the personal data;

(e) assist the Customer, at the Customer's cost, in responding to any request from a data subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;

(f) notify the Customer without undue delay on becoming aware of a personal data breach;

(g) at the written direction of the Customer, delete or return personal data and copies thereof to the Customer on termination of the Contract unless required by Applicable Law to store the personal data; and

(h) maintain complete and accurate records and information to demonstrate its compliance with this clause 11 and immediately inform the Customer if, in the opinion of the Supplier, an instruction infringes the Data Protection Legislation.

11.5 The Customer consents to the Supplier appointing third-party processors of personal data under the Contract. The Supplier confirms that it has entered or (as the case may be) will enter with the third-party processor into a written agreement which reflects and will continue to reflect the requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. As between the Customer and the Supplier, the Supplier shall remain fully liable for all acts or omissions of any third party processor appointed by it pursuant to this clause 11.

11.6 Either party may, at any time on not less than 30 days' notice, revise this clause 11 by replacing it with any applicable controller to processor standard clauses or similar terms forming part of an applicable certification scheme (which shall apply when replaced by attachment to the Contract).

12. Confidentiality

12.1 Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time during the life of the Contract, and for a period of five years after termination of the Contract, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party or of any member of the group of companies to which the other party belongs, except as permitted by clause 12.2.

12.2 Each party may disclose the other party's confidential information:

(a) to its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising the party's rights or carrying out its obligations under or in connection with this agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party's confidential information are subject to obligations of confidentiality corresponding to those which bind that party under this clause 12; and

(b) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.

12.3 No party shall use any other party's confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with this agreement.

13. Limitation of liability: The customer's attention is particularly drawn to this clause.

13.1 The limits and exclusions in this clause reflect the insurance cover the Supplier has been able to arrange and the Customer is responsible for making its own arrangements for the insurance of any excess loss.

13.2 The restrictions on liability in this clause 13 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.

13.3 Neither party may benefit from the limitations and exclusions set out in this clause in respect of any liability arising from its deliberate default.

13.4 Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including liability for:

(a) death or personal injury caused by negligence;

(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession); and

(d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

13.5 Subject to clause 13.4, the Supplier's total liability to the Customer in respect of all breaches of duty under the Contract shall not exceed the cap. In relation to this clause 13.5:

(a) cap. The cap is an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the total charges; and

(b) total charges. The total charges means all sums paid by the Customer and all sums payable under the Contract in respect of Goods and Services actually supplied by the Supplier, whether or not invoiced to the Customer.

13.6 Subject to clause 13.4, neither party shall under any circumstances whatever be liable to the other, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or restitution, or for breach of statutory duty or misrepresentation, or otherwise, for any:

(a) loss of profit; or

(b) loss of goodwill; or

(c) loss of business; or

(d) loss of business opportunity; or

(e) loss of anticipated saving; or

(f) loss or corruption of data or information; or

(g) special, indirect or consequential damage,

suffered by the other party that arises under or in connection with the Contract.

13.7 The Supplier has given commitments as to compliance of the Goods and Services with relevant specifications in clause 5 and clause 7. In view of these commitments, the terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

13.8 This clause 13 shall survive termination of the Contract.

14. Termination

14.1 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either 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 the Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14 days after receipt of notice in writing to do so;

(b) the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;

(c) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or

(d) the other party's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party's opinion the other party's capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.

14.2 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract or (at its discretion) 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 14.1(b) to clause 14.1(d)(inclusive), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.

14.3 Unless the Customer is entitled to terminate the Contract in any of the circumstances identified in clause 14.1, the Contract (or any Goods or instalments of Goods comprised in the Contract) may only be cancelled by the Customer with the Company’s prior written consent. In relation to the foregoing, in respect of any Goods:

(a) which are standard stock items of the Supplier, upon cancellation the Company shall be entitled to invoice the Customer an administration and re-stocking charge equal to 20% of the value of the Contract (or where only some Goods are cancelled, 20% of the value of the Goods cancelled) excluding VAT;

(b) which are purchased by the Supplier from its own supplier for resale to the Customer, the Supplier shall not permit the Customer to cancel unless the Supplier is able to cancel its order with its own supplier, in which case the Customer will be responsible for payment of the Supplier’s administration charges of an amount to be specified by the Supplier (to include any re-stocking charges of the Supplier’s own suppliers). In the event the Supplier does not specify an alternative amount to the Customer, such administration charges shall be equal to 20% of the value of the Contract (or where only some Goods are cancelled, 20% of the value of the Goods cancelled) excluding VAT; and/or

(c) which are specially made (or adapted) to the Customer’s own specification, the Supplier will not permit the Customer to cancel a Contract for the supply of these items.

Additional terms, conditions and restrictions applying in relation to cancellation of the Contract (or any Goods or instalments of Goods comprised in the Contract) in the circumstances described in this clause 14.3 and the associated returns and cancellation charges applicable are contained in the Supplier’s Customer Returns Policy Statement available on the Supplier’s website (https://www.analab.ie/returnspolicy). In the event of any conflict between the terms of this clause 14.3 and the Supplier’s Customer Returns Policy Statement, the provisions of this clause 14.3 shall apply.

15. Consequences of termination

15.1 On termination of the Contract:

(a) the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services and Goods supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt;

(b) the Customer shall return all of the Supplier Materials and any Deliverables or Goods 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.

15.2 Termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination.

15.3 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.

16. Force majeure

16.1 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.

16.2 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.

16.3 If the Force Majeure Event prevents the Supplier from providing any of the Services and/or Goods for more than 12 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.

17. General

17.1 Assignment and other dealings

(a) The Supplier may at any time assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under the Contract.

(b) The Customer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.

17.2 Notices.

(a) Any notice given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be:

(i) delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or

(i) sent by fax to its main fax number, or sent by email to the other party’s designated email address specified by that party in any written order documentation relating to the Contract.

(b) Any notice shall be deemed to have been received:

(i) if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address; and

(ii) if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or at the time recorded by the delivery service; and

(iii) if sent by fax or email, at the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside business hours in the place of receipt, when business hours resume. In this clause 17.2(b)(iii), business hours means 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday on a day that is not a public holiday in the place of receipt.

(a) This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.

17.3 Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract. If any provision or part provision of the Contract is deemed deleted under this clause 17.3 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the commercial result of the original provision.

17.4 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or by law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right or remedy. A failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

17.5 No partnership or agency. Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between the parties, constitute either party the agent of the other, or authorise either party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of the other party.

17.6 Entire agreement. 

(a) The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

(b) Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in the Contract.

(c) Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

17.7 Third party rights. 

(a) Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.

(b) The rights of the parties to rescind or vary the Contract are not subject to the consent of any other person.

17.8 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

17.9 Governing law. The Contract and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

17.10 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation.