In these General Conditions of Sale, the "Company" means Lasnek Ltd. The "goods" means any item of whatsoever nature which is to be sold or supplied by the Company including services; the "Purchaser" means the person firm or body corporate which buys or has agreed to buy the goods.
These General Conditions of Sale shall apply to and form part of every contract of sale entered into by the Company. All orders are accepted and executed on the understanding that the Purchaser is bound by these General Conditions of Sale which shall govern the contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions subject to which any such order is accepted or purported to be accepted, or any such order is made or purported to be made, by the Purchaser.
No contract of sale shall come into being unless and until the Purchaser has accepted these General Conditions of Sale either expressly or by implication.
The contract includes only such goods, accessories and work as are specified in the quotation or acknowledgement accompanying these General Conditions of Sale.
(a) The price payable for goods shall unless otherwise stated by the Company in writing be the list price of the Company current at the date of dispatch and in the case of an order for delivery by installments the price payable for each installment shall be the list price of the Company current at the date of dispatch of such installment.
(b) Unless otherwise expressly stated to be firm for a period the Company's prices are subject to variation to take account of variations in wages, materials and other costs calculated. The Company accordingly reserves the right by giving notice to the Purchaser at any time before delivery to increase the price of the goods by the amount of any increase in such costs after the price is quoted.
(c) All prices are exclusive of Value Added Tax / sales Tax and where applicable will be charged at the applicable rate and recoverable by the Company in addition to the price.
(d) All invoiced price discrepancies must be notified by the Purchaser to the Company within 14 working days of the date of invoice.
(a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing payment is due without deduction on or before the last working day of the month following the date of the invoice.
(b) Where the contract provides for delivery in installments each installment shall be considered as a separate contract of sale.
(c) Time for payment shall be of the essence of the contract.
(d) Without prejudice to any other rights it may have the Company is entitled to charge interest at 8% above the current Bank of England base rate or such other rate of interest as shall be determined under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 on any overdue payments.
(e) Additionally and without prejudice to its other rights the Company shall be entitled to recover all direct expenses reasonably incurred by the Company in collecting or attempting to collect amounts of the price outstanding.
(f) If the Purchaser fails to make any payment when due in accordance with these General Conditions of Sale, the Company reserves the right in its absolute discretion and without prejudice to any of its other rights or remedies to suspend all further deliveries until such payment has been made in full together with any other amounts owing to the Company whether the due date for payment has been reached or not, if so requested by the Company or, at the Company's option, to cancel the balance of the order. In either case the Company shall hold the Purchaser liable for costs incurred in respect of goods in course of manufacture or ready for dispatch.
(g) The Company shall be entitled to bring an action for the price or part thereof whether or not the property in the goods has passed.
a) Lasnek does not operate a direct online purchasing facility and by doing so does not hold individual card details. By verbally providing card details the card holder is agreeing to the companies terms and condition of sale including the use of personal information to facilitate the procurement, and delivery of goods through secure services provided by PayPal or equivalent.
b) The company does not disclose to third parties any information provided by customers for the purpose of marketing activities. Disclosure may under certain conditions be limited to 1) Those required by law 2) government agencies or companies involved with the protection or investigation of fraudulent activities.
c) In the unlikely event of a dispute, the company may retain original purchase contact, delivery and product history within our own database for customer service purposes.
The customer shall operate a debit note system and apply this in accordance with the company's disputes procedure. Debit notes shall include the company's relevant invoice details and be notified to the company the day they are raised and shall be considered as dated the day that they are received by the company. Debit notes for disputes more than 5 days older than the customers' payment terms will not be accepted.
Debit notes shall only be raised for the value of goods in dispute, not the whole invoice. Cash settlement will not be paid on monies incorrectly withheld by debit notes later rejected.
Debit notes may be raised for the following items:
All requests to return goods must be agreed in writing with the company prior to a debit note being raised. Debit notes can only be raised in respect of cancelled goods providing written evidence of the company's consent to the cancellation is attached to the debit note.
The company reserves the right to replace products returned as faulty, in place of issuing a credit. In circumstances where items claimed faulty have not been opened, the goods will be returned to the customer and no credit issued.
Any contract shall be subject to the Company being satisfied as to the Purchaser's credit references, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Company may (in its absolute discretion), having informed the Purchaser that the goods are ready for dispatch, refrain from delivering the goods until such time as the Purchaser tenders the purchase money to the Company together with any outstanding amounts which may be due to the Company on any account whatsoever.
(a) Unless otherwise stated all prices quoted are exclusive of freight, packing and insurance to the Purchaser's premises.
(b) Where customer assigned freight companies to collect goods on their behalf, the company reserve the right to charge up to 5% of the contract value for the secure Packing of goods for onward shipping.
Where it is necessary to dispatch goods in shipping containers, special crates, cases, pallets, spillages or skids or other such packing, a charge will be made for this. Unless otherwise specified this amount will be credited in full on the return, within one month, of such crates, skids, spillages and pallets etc. in good condition freight paid. No charge is made for any other form of packaging and no credit will be allowed for its return.
When the price quoted includes delivery, the Company shall repair or replace free of charge goods damaged in transit or not delivered in accordance with the Advice Note provided that the Company is given written notification of such damage or non-delivery within such time (being not more than 3 days) as will enable the Company to comply with the carrier's conditions of carriage as affecting loss or damage in transit, or, where delivery is made by the Company's own transport, within 3 days after receipt of the Advice Note. Notwithstanding the above undertaking, the Company will only consider claims for alleged shortage if they are received within 3 working days of the receipt of the goods by the Purchaser together with sufficient information to enable the Company properly to identify the shortage including the Advice Note number, case number and condition of case. Where goods are collected by the Purchaser or the Purchaser's staff or agent no claim for shortage or damage will be considered.
Samples will be charged for under the Company's normal terms and credited in full when returned in good condition provided prior written agreement is obtained from the company.
(a) Unless accepted by the Company in writing all times or dates for delivery of the goods are given in good faith but are approximate only and shall not be of the essence of the contract.
(b) All times or dates for delivery shall be calculated from the date of acceptance by the Company of the order of the Purchaser, or from the date of receipt by the Company from the Purchaser of all information, instructions and drawings as shall be necessary to enable the Company to carry out the order, whichever shall be the later.
(c) Unless otherwise stated in writing the Company shall be entitled to make partial deliveries of the goods.
(a) The Company shall be under no obligation to alter or vary any part of the contract or any work connected therewith. Any alteration to or addition to or amendment or other variation of the specification, including any increase or decrease in the quantity of the goods or any alteration to any drawings or to the quality, performance, weight or measurements of any goods or any alteration or variation of advised delivery schedules, shall, if requested by the Purchaser, be subject to the agreement of the Company, with such alteration or addition to the price and to delivery dates or schedules as may be required by the Company, and shall not be binding upon the Company unless and until accepted by the Company in writing.
(b) In the event of any variation or suspension of the work by the Purchaser's instructions or lack of instructions the Company shall be entitled to adjust the contract price to reflect any additional costs incurred, and to adjust delivery dates or schedules.
If the Company does not receive forwarding instructions sufficient to enable it to dispatch the goods within 7 days after notification that the goods are ready for delivery or that they have been tested under Clause 14, the Purchaser shall thereupon take delivery or arrange for storage. If the Purchaser does not take delivery or arrange for storage as aforesaid, the Company shall be entitled to invoice and be paid for the goods as though the goods had been duly delivered in accordance with these General Conditions of Sale and the Company may arrange storage either at the Company's own works or elsewhere on the Purchaser's behalf and all charges incurred by the Company as a result of such delay including storage and insurance shall be payable by the Purchaser.
Any data, technical information or performance figures provided by the Company are based on tests performed under standard conditions at the Company's premises. They are believed to be accurate but cannot be guaranteed under different conditions.
The Company's products are carefully inspected, and, where practicable, submitted to its standard tests at the Company's works before dispatch. If tests other than those specified or tests in the presence of the Purchaser or its representatives are required, these will be charged for. In the event of any delay on the Purchaser's part in attending tests after the Purchaser has received 7 days' notice that the Company is ready to perform the tests, the tests will proceed in the Purchaser's absence and the Purchaser accordingly hereby agrees to accept and pay for such tests as if they had been performed in the Purchaser's presence.
All descriptions and illustrations and particulars of weights and dimensions issued by the Company in catalogues, price lists, advertising matter and forwarding specifications are by way of general descriptions and approximate only, and shall not form part of any contract or give rise to any liability on the part of the Company.
It is the policy of the Company to endeavor to develop and improve its products, and accordingly the Company reserves the right to change all specifications without prior notification or public announcement pursuant to such policy. Provided that nothing in this Clause shall oblige the Purchaser to accept goods that do not reasonably comply with the contract.
(a) Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the Company's negligence, the Company shall not be liable whether in contract, tort or otherwise to the Purchaser by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent) or any implied warranty, condition or other term as to quality or fitness for purpose, or any duty at Common Law or under the express terms of the contract, and will bear no liability for any defect save as stated in this clause 17. Nor shall the Company bear any liability for any indirect, special, economic or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit, loss of use, loss of production, loss of contract or otherwise) costs, expenses or other claims for compensation whatsoever (whether caused by the negligence of the Company, its employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with supply of the goods or their use or resale by the Purchaser. Provided however that nothing in this Clause shall operate to exclude any warranty or condition implied by law as to the quality of the goods in the event that the goods when sold by the Purchaser or when sold by any person or persons to whom the Purchaser may sell the goods shall become the subject of a consumer sale as defined in the Sale of Goods Act 1979, or any statutory re-enactment or modification thereof except to the extent that any claim under such warranty or condition shall have arisen from any act or omission by the Purchaser or by any other person or persons selling the goods by way of a consumer sale
(b) The Warranty given in this Clause is subject to the following provisos, namely:
(I) that the defects shall not have arisen through fair wear and tear, willful damage, negligence, abnormal working conditions, misuse, alteration or repair of goods by the Purchaser without the Company's approval;
(ii) That the Purchaser shall have followed all instructions issued by the Company in relation to the goods;
(iii) That in the case of defects which would have been reasonably apparent to the Purchaser on reasonable examination of the goods on delivery, the Purchaser shall notify the Company of the defects in writing within 7 working days of delivery;
(iv) that in the case of any other defects, the Purchaser shall notify the Company of the defects in writing within 7 working days of the date when the defect becomes apparent;
(v) That where in discharge of its obligations under the Warranty given in this Clause the Company agrees that the Purchaser may undertake any repair or remedial work on its behalf, the cost of such work shall be agreed in writing between the Purchaser and the Company before the commencement of any such repair or remedial work.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, and subject to Clause 16 hereof, goods rejected as not complying with the contract must be rejected within 7 working days of delivery to the Purchaser's premises or to such other place as the Purchaser shall have specified.
Goods ordered on a firm order cannot be considered cancelled until written consent has been obtained from the company. Orders for which manufacturing or materials sourcing has already irrevocably commenced will not be accepted for cancellation.
Should goods be refused at the customer premises claiming that cancellation has been approved, written evidence must be given of the company's consent, or the goods will still be charged and no credit will be issued. Storage charges for non-accepted goods will also be applied.
In no circumstances may goods supplied against a firm order be returned without the Purchaser having first applied for and obtained the written consent of the Company. A minimum handling charge of 25% to recover costs of re-stocking and administration, will be deducted from any credit allowed by the Company where it is established that the reason for the return of goods was not the subject of Clause 8 hereof or due to any error on the part of the Company. Products that are either non stocking, specialized, modified or deviate in any way from standard catalogue item are not eligible for return or credit.
Debit notes for return of goods must not be raised or deducted before written consent to return said goods has been obtained from the company. If unauthorised debit notes are raised and monies withheld from payment the company reserves the right to withdraw supply of goods until the debit note is withdrawn and the monies are paid in full.
The company will not collect goods from site. Goods returned by the customer's transport or by third party carrier without the prior written consent of the company will not be credited. No credit will be due for goods lost or dispose of without the company's written consent.
All goods returned must be in a re-saleable condition, with undamaged cartons and must be in complete box quantities/minimum sales quantities.
The Purchaser will indemnify the Company against all damages penalties costs losses and expenses suffered by the Company or for which it may become liable in respect of the infringement of any intellectual property including (but without limitation) any patent copyright registered design trade mark trade name or know-how arising out of the Company's manufacture of goods in accordance with any specification design drawings or other data supplied by the Purchaser or its servants or agents.
All drawings descriptions and other information submitted by the Company, together with the copyright therein shall remain the property of the Company.
The Company shall be entitled without liability on its part and without prejudice to its other rights, to terminate the contract or any unfulfilled part thereof, or at its option to suspend or make partial deliveries or extend the time or times for delivery, if the manufacture of the goods by the Company or the Company's suppliers, or the delivery of the goods or the performance by the Company of any of its obligations under the contract is hindered or delayed whether directly or indirectly by reason of the Purchaser failing to furnish necessary instructions or information, or by war or other hostilities, civil commotion, act of God, government action or legislation, interruption of transport, strike, lock-out or other form of industrial action (including, without limitation, labour disputes with the Company's or any sub-contractor's employees), accidents or stoppages to works, shortage of labour materials equipment fuel or power, breakdown of machinery or any other cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of the Company or its sub-contractors, whether or not such cause exists at the date of the order.
(a) Risk of damage to or loss of the goods shall pass to the Purchaser in the case of goods to be delivered otherwise than at the Company's premises, at the time of delivery, or, if the Purchaser wrongfully fails to take delivery of the goods, the time when the Company has tendered delivery of the goods.
(b) Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the goods, or any other provision of these Conditions the property in the goods shall not pass to the Purchaser until the Company has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the goods and all other goods agreed to be sold by the Company to the Purchaser for which payment is then due.
(c) Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Purchaser, the Purchaser shall hold the goods as the Company's fiduciary agent and bailee, and shall keep the goods separate from those of the Purchaser and third parties and properly stored, protected and insured and identified as the Company's property, but shall be entitled to resell or use the goods in the ordinary course of its business.
(d) Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Purchaser (and provided the goods are still in existence and have not been resold), the Company shall be entitled at any time to require the Purchaser to deliver up the goods to the Company and, if the Purchaser fails to do so forthwith, to enter upon any premises of the Purchaser or any third party where the goods are stored and repossess the goods.
(e) The Purchaser shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the goods which remain the property of the Company, but if the Purchaser does so all moneys owing by the Purchaser to the Company shall (without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company) forthwith become due and payable.
(a) This Clause applies if:-
(i) The Purchaser becomes insolvent or makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors or becomes subject to an administration order or (being an individual or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction); or
(ii) An encumbrancer takes possession, or a receiver or administrative receiver is appointed, of any of the property or assets of the Purchaser; or
(iii) The Purchaser ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business; or
(iv) The Company reasonably apprehends that any of the events mentioned above is about to occur in relation to the Purchaser and notifies the Purchaser accordingly.
(b) If this Clause applies then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Company, the Company shall be entitled to cancel the contract or suspend any further deliveries under the contract without any liability to the Purchaser, and if the goods have been delivered but not paid for, the price shall become immediately due and payable notwithstanding any previous agreement or arrangement to the contrary.
(c) If this Clause applies then the Purchaser shall have a duty to immediately bring to the notice of any receiver administrator or any such person or persons appointed the existence of and content of Clause 22 of these General Conditions of Sale (Passing of Property and Risk) and the rights of the Purchaser to use or trade on the Company's goods is immediately terminated and any such receiver administrator or other person or persons appointed will not be entitled to use or to trade on the Company's goods unless so authorised in writing by the Company.
If at any time any question, dispute or difference whatsoever shall arise between the Purchaser and the Company upon or in relation to or in connection with the contract, either party may give the other notice in writing of the existence of such question, dispute or difference, and the same shall be referred to the arbitration of a person to be mutually agreed upon, or failing agreement within 30 days of receipt of such notice, of some person appointed by the President for the time being of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. A submission to arbitration under this Clause shall be deemed to be a submission to a sole arbitrator pursuant to the Arbitration Act 1996 or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof. Any such arbitration shall be held in London, England.
27. All contracts to which these General Conditions of Sale apply shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.