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Sale Terms & Conditions

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Sale Terms & Conditions

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Sale Terms & Conditions

1. Interpretation

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.

Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 12.4.

Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.

Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier. Delivery Location: means either the Supplier’s premises, or the Customer’s specified location, or any other location as agreed by the parties in the Order. Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.

New Units: the Goods made by the Supplier using new materials and are not classified by the Supplier as Refurbished Units.

Order: the Customer’s order for the Goods, as discussed over the phone or by email and subsequently set out in an email to the Customer, and in return the Customer’s written acceptance of the Supplier’s quotation, or overleaf, as the case may be.

Refurbished Units: the Goods that have been refurbished using renewed units.

Second-hand Units: the Goods that have been previously sold by the Supplier, and are being resold to the Customer.

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

(1) Supplier: VINCO SALES LTD a private limited company

incorporated and registered in England & Wales with company number 08499406 whose registered office is at Northfield House, Shurdington Road, Bentham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL51 4UA.

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.

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

legislative provision.

(b) 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.

(c) A reference to writing or written includes email, but does not include fax, SMS text messaging, or any other medium of electronic communication.

2. Basis of contract

2.1 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.

2.2 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specification submitted by the Customer are complete and accurate.

2.3 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.

2.4 The Customer waives any right it might otherwise have to rely on any term endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in any documents of the Customer that is inconsistent with these Conditions.

2.5 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier’s catalogues or brochures are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods referred to in them. They shall not form part of the Contract nor have any contractual force.

2.6 A quotation for the Goods given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for the period stipulated in the Order. If no quotation period has been supplied by the Supplier, then the quotation shall only be valid for a period of five (5) Business Days from its date of issue.

3. Goods

3.1 The Goods are as described by the Supplier and are modified by any applicable Specification.

3.2 To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with a Specification supplied by the Customer, shall indemnify the Supplier against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or

consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Supplier in connection with any claim made against the Supplier for actual or alleged infringement of a third party’s intellectual property rights arising out of or in connection with the Supplier’s use of the Specification. This clause 3.2 shall survive termination of the Contract.

3.3 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the relevant specification of the Goods if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirement, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.

4. Delivery

4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:

(a) each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note that shows the date of the Order, all relevant Customer and Supplier reference numbers, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Goods are being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and

  1. b) if the Supplier requires the Customer to return any packaging materials 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 The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the Delivery Location set  out in the Order if requested and paid for by the Customer as  set out in the Order, or such other location as the parties may  agree at any time after the Supplier notifies the Customer that  the Goods are ready.

4.3 If the Customer does not request delivery of the Goods in the  Order, then they shall collect the Goods from the Supplier’s  premises at:

The Kivernoll Building
Much Dewchurch
Herefordshire
HR2 8DU

or such other Delivery Location as may be advised by the Supplier prior to delivery within three (3) Business Days of the  Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready.

4.4 Delivery is completed on the completion of unloading or  collection of the Goods at the Delivery Location.

4.5 Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the  time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be  liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a  Force Majeure Event or the Customer’s failure to provide the  Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other  instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.

4.6 If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be  limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Customer in  obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality  in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods.  The Supplier shall have no liability for any failure to deliver the  Goods to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force  Majeure Event or the Customer’s failure to provide the Supplier  with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions  that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.

4.7 If the Customer fails to take or accept delivery of the Goods  within three (3) Business Days of the Supplier notifying the  Customer that the Goods are ready, then, except where such  failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the  Supplier’s failure to comply with its obligations under the

Contract in respect of the Goods:

(a) delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been  completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day after  the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer  that the Goods were ready; and

(b) the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes  place, and charge the Customer for all related costs  and expenses (including insurance).

4.8 If ten (10) Business Days after the day on which the Supplier  notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery  the Customer has not taken or accepted actual delivery of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all  of the Goods.

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.

5. Quality

5.1 The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of delivery (the “warranty period”), the New Units shall:

(a) conform in all material respects with the Specification; and

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

5.2 Subject to clause 5.3, if:

(a) the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier during the warranty period within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of the New Units do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1; and

(b) the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such New Units, the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective New Units, or refund the price of the defective New Units in full.

5.3 The Supplier shall not be liable for the New Units’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 if:

(a) the Customer makes any further use of such New Units after giving 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, commissioning, installation, use and maintenance of the New Units or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same;

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

(d) the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Customer and the Supplier informs the Customer that the relevant Specification will cause issues with the storage, commissioning, installation, use and maintenance of the New Units;

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

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

(g) the New Units differ from the Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.

5.4 Except as provided in this clause 5, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the New Units’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1.

5.5 The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

5.6 These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement New Units supplied by the Supplier.

5.7 The Supplier does not offer any warranty in relation to any Refurbished Units or any Second-Hand Units supplied to the Customer 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 Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) in respect of which payment has become due, in which case title to the Goods shall pass at the time of payment.

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 from the date of delivery;

(d) notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to

any of the events listed in clause 9.1(b) to clause 9.1(d); and

(e) give the Supplier such information as the Supplier may reasonably require from time to time relating to:

(i) the Goods; and

(ii) the ongoing financial position of the Customer.

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 At any time before title to the Goods passes to the Customer, the Supplier may:

(a) by notice in writing, terminate the Customer’s right under clause 6.4 to resell the Goods or use them in the ordinary course of its business; and

(b) require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product and if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.

7. Price And Payment

7.1 The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier’s published price list in force as at the date of delivery.

7.2 The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time up to ten (10) Business Days before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:

(a) any factor beyond the Supplier’s control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);

(b) any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or

(c) any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.

7.3 The price of the Goods:

(a) excludes amounts in respect of value added tax (“VAT”), which the Customer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Supplier at the prevailing rate, subject to the receipt of a valid VAT invoice; and

(b) excludes the costs and charges of packaging, insurance, and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.

7.4 The Supplier will invoice the Customer for the Goods as set out in the Order. If there is no invoice procedure set out in the Order, then the Supplier may invoice the Customer on or at any time after the completion of delivery.

7.5 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier as agreed and set out in the relevant Order.

7.6 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier in full and in cleared funds to the bank account nominated in the Order.

7.7 If the Customer fails to make a payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Supplier’s remedies under clause 9, the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this clause 7.7 will accrue each day at four per cent (4%) a year above the Bank of England’s base rate from time to time, but at four per cent (4%) a year for any period when that base rate is below zero per cent (0%).

7.8 All amounts due under the Contract shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).

8. Limitation Of Liability

8.1 The Supplier has obtained insurance cover in respect of its own legal liability for individual claims. 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.

8.2 The restrictions on liability in this clause 8 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.

8.3 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

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

8.4 Subject to clause 8.3, the Supplier’s total liability to the Customer shall not exceed the cost of the Goods.

8.5 Subject to clause 8.3, the following types of loss are wholly excluded:

(a) loss of profits;

(b) loss of sales or business;

(c) loss of agreements or contracts;

(d) loss of anticipated savings;

(e) loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;

(f) incurred legal fees;

(g) loss of or damage to goodwill; and

(h) direct, indirect, or consequential loss

8.6 The Supplier shall also not be under any direct, indirect, or consequential liability for claims, demands, proceedings, judgments, or otherwise resulting from the failure to give advice or information or the giving of incorrect advice or information whether or not due to its negligence or that of its employees, agents, or sub-contractors.

8.7 The Supplier shall not be liable for economic loss, punitive damages, loss of revenue, loss of profits or expected future business, damage to reputation or goodwill, loss of any order or contract or any consequential or indirect loss or damage, all as may result from, or be connected with any express or

implied terms of the Contract or Order between the Supplier and the Customer.

8.8 This clause 8 shall survive termination of the Contract.

9. Termination

9.1 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate this Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if:

(a) the Customer commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within ten (10) days of that party being twenty-one (21) notified in writing to do so;

(b) the Customer 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), obtaining a moratorium, 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 Customer suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or

(d) the Customer’s financial position deteriorates so far as to reasonably justify the opinion that its ability to give effect to the terms of the Contract is in jeopardy.

9.2 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may suspend provision of the Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 9.1(b) to clause 9.1(d), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.

9.3 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment.

9.4 On termination of the Contract for any reason the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of 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.

9.5 Termination or expiry of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties’ rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination or expiry, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.

9.6 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intendedto come into or continue in force on or after termination or expiry of the Contract shall remain in full force and effect.

10. Force Majeure Event

10.1 A “Force Majeure Event” means any circumstance not within a party’s reasonable control including, without limitation:

(a) acts of God, flood, drought, earthquake or other natural disaster;

(b) epidemic or pandemic;

(c) terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots, war, threat of or preparation for war, armed conflict, imposition of sanctions, embargo, or breaking off of diplomatic relations;

(d) nuclear, chemical or biological contamination or sonic boom;

(e) any law or any action taken by a government or public authority, including without limitation imposing an export or import restriction, quota or prohibition, or failing to grant a necessary licence or consent;

(f) collapse of buildings, fire, explosion or accident;

(g) any labour or trade dispute, strikes, industrial action or lockouts;

(h) non-performance by suppliers or subcontractors; and

(i) interruption or failure of utility service.

10.2 If a party is prevented, hindered or delayed in or from performing any of its obligations under this agreement by a Force Majeure Event (the “Affected Party”), the Affected Party shall not be in breach of this agreement or otherwise liable for any such failure or delay in the performance of such obligations.

10.3 The Affected Party shall:

(a) as soon as reasonably practicable after the start of the Force Majeure Event, notify the other party in writing of the Force Majeure Event, the date on which it started, its likely or potential duration, and the effect of the Force Majeure Event on its ability to perform any of its obligations under the agreement; and

(b) use all reasonable endeavours to mitigate the effect of the Force Majeure Event on the performance of its obligations.

10.4 If the Force Majeure Event prevents, hinders or delays the Affected Party’s performance of its obligations for a continuous period of more than six (6) months, the party not affected by the Force Majeure Event may terminate this agreement by giving two (2) weeks written notice to the Affected Party.

11. Covid-19 And Other Public Health Emergencies

11.1 Both Parties enter into this agreement in the knowledge that there is a risk of further disruption to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Both parties agree that there is a risk that further restrictions may be imposed by the government and/or public health bodies for public health reasons with minimal notice. This clause is applicable if the Services cannot be provided as

planned for one or more of the following reasons (the following list is not exhaustive), as a result of further public health concerns:

(a) A government restriction on the provision of the Goodsin their entirety;

(b) Public health guidance on social distancing that means that the Supplier will no longer be able to utilise its employees;

(c) Public health guidance and/or government restrictions on travel that result in the Supplier’s employees being unable to go to their respective offices, the premises, or their required work location; and/or

(d) Any other public health guidance that leads to employee shortages for the Parties.

11.2 Unless both Parties agree otherwise, if the Services are postponed under this clause or clause 10.1, the Parties agree to uphold the terms and conditions of this agreement, subject to unavoidable impacts caused by Coronavirus or a Force Majeure Event as set out in clause 10.1 above.

11.3 Should the Parties breach any either national or local government law regarding social distancing, permissible gatherings or any pandemic legislation current at the time of breach then each Party will be liable in full for any fines or penalties incurred by themselves.

12. General

12.1 Assignment and other dealings.

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

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

12.2 Confidentiality.

(a) Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party, except as permitted by clause 12.2(b).

(b) Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:

(i) to its employees, officers, representatives, contractors, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for thepurposes of exercising the party’s rights or carrying out its obligations under the Contract. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, contractors, subcontractors or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s

confidential information comply with this clause 12.2; and

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

(c) Neither party shall use the other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with the Contract.

12.3 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 agrees that it 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 misstatement based on any statement in the Contract.

12.4 Variation. No variation of this Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

12.5 Waiver. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

12.6 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 of the Contract is deemed deleted under this clause 12.6 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.

12.7 Notices.

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

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

(i) if delivered by hand, at the time the notice is left at the proper address; or

(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

(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.

(d) A notice given under the Contract is not valid if sent by fax, email, SMS text message, or any other medium of electronic communication.

12.8 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.

12.9 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.

12.10 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