Delta Group (NZ) Limited – Terms & Conditions of Trade
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1.1 “Seller” means Delta Group (NZ) Limited, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Delta Group (NZ) Limited.
1.2 “Customer” means the person/s buying the Goods as specified in any invoice, document or order, and if there is more than one Customer is a reference to each Customer jointly and severally.
1.3 “Goods” means all Goods or Services supplied by the Seller to the Customer at the Customer’s request from time to time (where the context so permits the terms ‘Goods’ or ‘Services’ shall be interchangeable for the other).
1.4 “Price” means the Price payable for the Goods as agreed between the Seller and the Customer in accordance with clause 6 below.
2.1 The Customer is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Customer places an order for or accepts delivery of the Goods.
2.2 These terms and conditions may only be amended with the Seller’s consent in writing and shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with any other document or agreement between the Customer and the Seller.
2.3 The Customer acknowledges and accepts that the Seller at their discretion, reserves the right not to supply Goods if, for any reason (including but not limited to, where the Goods are not or cease to be available, account disputes or conditions placed on the Seller by their suppliers). The Seller shall not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers due to the Seller exercising its rights under this clause.
2.4 In the event that the Goods provided by the Seller are the subject of an insurance claim that the Customer has made, then the Customer shall be responsible for the payment of any monies payable to the insurance company and agrees to honour their obligation for payment for such transactions invoiced by the Seller and shall ensure payment is made by the due date irrespective of whether the insurance claim is successful.
3. Electronic Transactions Act 2002
3.1 Electronic signatures shall be deemed to be accepted by either party providing that the parties have complied with Section 22 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2002 or any other applicable provisions of that Act or any Regulations referred to in that Act.
4. Change in Control
4.1 The Customer shall give the Seller not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Customer and/or any other change in the Customer’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Customer’s name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, or business practice). The Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Seller as a result of the Customer’s failure to comply with this clause.
5. Authorised Representatives
5.1 Unless otherwise limited as per clause 5.2 the Customer agrees that should the Customer introduce any third party to the Seller as the Customer’s duly authorised representative, that once introduced that person shall have the full authority of the Customer to order any materials or Services on the Customer’s behalf and/or to request any variation to the works on the Customer’s behalf (such authority to continue until all requested works have been completed or the Customer otherwise notifies the Seller in writing that said person is no longer the Customer’s duly authorised representative).
5.2 In the event that the Customer’s duly authorised representative as per clause 5.1 is to have only limited authority to act on the Customer’s behalf then the Customer must specifically and clearly advise the Seller in writing of the parameters of the limited authority granted to their representative.
5.3 The Customer specifically acknowledges and accepts that they will be solely liable to the Seller for all additional costs incurred by the Seller (including the Seller’s profit margin) in providing any works, materials, services or variation/s requested by the Customer’s duly authorised representative (subject always to the limitations imposed under clause 5.2 (if any)).
6. Price and Payment
6.1 At the Seller’s sole discretion, the Price shall be either:
(a) as indicated on any invoice provided by the Seller to the Customer; or
(b) the Price as at the date of delivery of the Goods according to the Seller’s current price list; or
(c) the Seller’s quoted price (subject to clause 6.2) which will be valid for the period stated in the quotation or otherwise or a period of thirty (30) days.
6.2 The Seller reserves the right to change the Price if a variation to the Seller’s quotation is requested. Any variation from the plan of scheduled Services or specifications (including, but not limited to, in the event that overseas transactions increase as a consequence of variations in foreign currency rates of exchange and/or international freight and insurance charges, stock availability or as a result of increases to the Seller in the cost of the Goods) will be detailed in writing and charged for on the basis of the Seller’s quotation and will be shown as variations on the invoice. Payment for all variations must be made in full at their time of completion.
6.3 At the Seller’s sole discretion, a deposit may be required.
6.4 Time for payment for the Goods being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Customer on the date/s determined by the Seller, which may be:
(a) on delivery of the Goods;
(b) by way of instalments/progress payments in accordance with the Seller’s payment schedule;
(c) for certain approved Customers, due twenty (20) days following the end of the month in which a statement is posted to the Customer’s address or address for notices;
(d) the date specified on any invoice or other form as being the date for payment; or
(e) failing any notice to the contrary, the date which is seven (7) days following the date of any invoice given to the Customer by the Seller.
6.5 Payment may be made by cash, cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, credit card (a surcharge may apply per transaction), or by any other method as agreed to between the Customer and the Seller.
6.6 Unless otherwise stated the Price does not include GST. In addition to the Price the Customer must pay to the Seller an amount equal to any GST the Seller must pay for any supply by the Seller under this or any other agreement for the sale of the Goods. The Customer must pay GST, without deduction or set off of any other amounts, at the same time and on the same basis as the Customer pays the Price. In addition, the Customer must pay any other taxes and duties that may be applicable in addition to the Price except where they are expressly included in the Price.
7. Delivery of Goods
7.1 Delivery (“Delivery”) of the Goods is taken to occur at the time that:
(a) the Customer or the Customer’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Goods at the Seller’s address; or
(b) the Seller (or the Seller’s nominated carrier) delivers the Goods to the Customer’s nominated address even if the Customer is not present at the address.
7.2 At the Seller’s sole discretion, the cost of delivery is included in the Price.
7.3 The Customer must take delivery by receipt or collection of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Customer is unable to take delivery of the Goods as arranged then the Seller shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery and/or storage.
7.4 The Seller may deliver the Goods in separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in
accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.
7.5 Any time or date given by the Seller to the Customer is an estimate only. The Customer must still accept delivery of the Goods even if late and the Seller will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Customer as a result of the delivery being late.
8.1 Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods passes to the Customer on Delivery and the Customer must insure the Goods on or before Delivery.
8.2 If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Customer, the Seller is entitled to receive all insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by the Seller is sufficient evidence of the Seller’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with the Seller to make further enquiries.
8.3 If the Customer requests the Seller to leave Goods outside the Seller’s premises for collection or to deliver the Goods to an unattended location, then such Goods shall be left at the Customer’s sole risk.
9.1 The Seller and the Customer agree that ownership of the Goods shall not pass until:
(a) the Customer has paid the Seller all amounts owing to the Seller; and
(b) the Customer has met all of its other obligations to the Seller.
9.2 Receipt by the Seller of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised.
9.3 It is further agreed that until ownership of the Goods passes to the Customer in accordance with clause 9.1:
(a) the Customer is only a bailee of the Goods and must return the Goods to the Seller on request.
(b) the Customer holds the benefit of the Customer’s insurance of the Goods on trust for the Seller and must pay to the Seller the proceeds of any insurance in the event of the Goods being lost, damaged or destroyed.
(c) the Customer must not sell, dispose, or otherwise part with possession of the Goods other than in the ordinary course of business and for market value. If the Customer sells, disposes or parts with possession of the Goods then the Customer must hold the proceeds of any such act on trust for the Seller and must pay or deliver the proceeds to the Seller on demand.
(d) the Customer should not convert or process the Goods or intermix them with other goods but if the Customer does so then the Customer holds the resulting product on trust for the benefit of the Seller and must sell, dispose of or return the resulting product to the Seller as it so directs.
(e) the Customer irrevocably authorises the Seller to enter any premises where the Seller believes the Goods are kept and recover possession of the Goods.
(f) the Seller may recover possession of any Goods in transit whether or not delivery has occurred.
(g) the Customer shall not charge or grant an encumbrance over the Goods nor grant nor otherwise give away any interest in the Goods while they remain the property of the Seller.
(h) the Seller may commence proceedings to recover the Price of the Goods sold notwithstanding that ownership of the Goods has not passed to the Customer.
10. Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”)
10.1 Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Customer acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) these terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA; and
(b) a security interest is taken in all Goods and/or collateral (account) – being a monetary obligation of the Customer to the Seller for Services – that have previously been supplied and that will be supplied in the future by the Seller to the Customer.
10.2 The Customer undertakes to:
(a) sign any further documents and/or provide any further information (such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects) which the Seller may reasonably require to register a financing statement or financing change statement on the Personal Property Securities Register;
(b) indemnify, and upon demand reimburse, the Seller for all expenses incurred in registering a financing statement or financing change statement on the Personal Property Securities Register or releasing any Goods charged thereby;
(c) not register, or permit to be registered, a financing statement or a financing change statement in relation to the Goods and/or collateral (account) in favour of a third party without the prior written consent of the Seller; and
(d) immediately advise the Seller of any material change in its business practices of selling the Goods which would result in a change in the nature of proceeds derived from such sales.
10.3 The Seller and the Customer agree that nothing in sections 114(1)(a), 133 and 134 of the PPSA shall apply to these terms and conditions.
10.4 The Customer waives its rights as a debtor under sections 116, 120(2), 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 131 and 132 of the PPSA.
10.5 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Seller, the Customer waives its right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 148 of the PPSA.
10.6 The Customer shall unconditionally ratify any actions taken by the Seller under clauses 10.1 to 10.5.
11. Security and Charge
11.1 In consideration of the Seller agreeing to supply the Goods, the Customer charges all of its rights, title and interest (whether joint or several) in any land, realty or other assets capable of being charged, owned by the Customer either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the Customer of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).
11.2 The Customer indemnifies the Seller from and against all the Seller’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis incurred in exercising the Seller’s rights under this clause.
11.3 The Customer irrevocably appoints the Seller and each director of the Seller as the Customer’s true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 11 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Customer’s behalf.
12. Customer’s Disclaimer
12.1 The Customer hereby disclaims any right to rescind, or cancel any contract with the Seller or to sue for damages or to claim restitution arising out of any inadvertent misrepresentation made to the Customer by the Seller and the Customer acknowledges that the Goods are bought relying solely upon the Customer’s skill and judgment.
13.1 The Customer shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within ninety (90) days of delivery (time being of the essence) notify the Seller of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Customer shall afford the Seller an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Customer believes the Goods are defective in any way. If the Customer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Goods shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Goods, which the Seller has agreed in writing that the Customer is entitled to reject, the Seller’s liability is limited to either (at the Seller’s discretion) replacing the Goods or repairing the Goods.
13.2 Goods will not be accepted for return other than in accordance with 13.1 above, and provided that:
(a) the Seller has agreed in writing to accept the return of the Goods; and
(b) the Goods are returned at the Customer’s cost within ninety (90) days of the delivery date; and
(c) the Seller will not be liable for Goods which have not been stored or used in a proper manner; and
(d) the Goods are returned in the condition in which they were delivered and with all packaging material, brochures and instruction material in as new condition as is reasonably possible in the circumstances.
13.3 The Seller may (in its discretion) accept the return of Goods for credit but this may incur a handling fee of ten percent (10%) of the value of the returned Goods plus any freight.
13.4 Subject to clause 13.1, non-stocklist items or Goods made to the Customer’s specifications are not acceptable for credit or return.
14.1 For Goods not manufactured by the Seller, the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Goods. The Seller shall not be bound by nor be responsible for any term, condition, representation or warranty other than that which is given by the manufacturer of the Goods.
14.2 To the extent permitted by statute, no warranty is given by the Seller as to the quality or suitability of the Goods for any purpose and any implied warranty, is expressly excluded. The Seller shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the Goods, or caused by the Goods, or any part thereof however arising.
15. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
15.1 If the Customer is acquiring Goods for the purposes of a trade or business, the Customer acknowledges that the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 do not apply to the supply of Goods by the Seller to the Customer.
16. Intellectual Property
16.1 Where the Seller has designed, drawn or developed Goods for the Customer, then the copyright in any designs and drawings and documents shall remain the property of the Seller.
16.2 The Customer warrants that all designs, specifications or instructions given to the Seller will not cause the Seller to infringe any patent, registered design or trademark in the execution of the Customer’s order and the Customer agrees to indemnify the Seller against any action taken by a third party against the Seller in respect of any such infringement.
16.3 The Customer agrees that the Seller may (at no cost) use for the purposes of marketing or entry into any competition, any documents, designs, drawings or Goods which the Seller has created for the Customer.
17. Default and Consequences of Default
17.1 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due, until the date of payment, at a rate of two and a half percent (2.5%) per calendar month (and at the Seller’s sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.
17.2 If the Customer owes the Seller any money the Customer shall indemnify the Seller from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Seller in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, the Seller’s collection agency costs, and bank dishonour fees).
17.3 Further to any other rights or remedies the Seller may have under this contract, if a Customer has made payment to the Seller by credit card, and the transaction is subsequently reversed, the Customer shall be liable for the amount of the reversed transaction, in addition to any further costs incurred by the Seller under this clause 17 where it can be proven that such reversal is found to be illegal, fraudulent or in contravention to the Customer’s obligations under this agreement.
17.4 Without prejudice to any other remedies the Seller may have, if at any time the Customer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions the Seller may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Customer. The Seller will not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers because the Seller has exercised its rights under this clause.
17.5 Without prejudice to the Seller’s other remedies at law the Seller shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Customer which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Seller shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:
(a) any money payable to the Seller becomes overdue, or in the Seller’s opinion the Customer will be unable to make a payment when it falls due;
(b) the Customer becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
(c) a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Customer or any asset of the Customer.
18.1 The Seller may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice to the Customer. On giving such notice the Seller shall repay to the Customer any money paid by the Customer for the Goods. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.
18.2 In the event that the Customer cancels delivery of Goods the Customer shall be liable for any and all loss incurred (whether direct or indirect) by the Seller as a direct result of the cancellation (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits).
18.3 Cancellation of orders for Goods made to the Customer’s specifications, or for non-stocklist items, will definitely not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.
19. Privacy Act 1993
19.1 The Customer authorises the Seller or the Seller’s agent to:
(a) access, collect, retain and use any information about the Customer;
(i) (including any overdue fines balance information held by the Ministry of Justice) for the purpose of assessing the Customer’s creditworthiness; or
(ii) for the purpose of marketing products and services to the Customer.
(b) disclose information about the Customer, whether collected by the Seller from the Customer directly or obtained by the Seller from any other source, to any other credit provider or any credit reporting agency for the purposes of providing or obtaining a credit reference, debt collection or notifying a default by the Customer.
19.2 Where the Customer is an individual the authorities under clause 19.1 are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993.
19.3 The Customer shall have the right to request the Seller for a copy of the information about the Customer retained by the Seller and the right to request the Seller to correct any incorrect information about the Customer held by the Seller.
20.1 The failure by the Seller to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect the Seller’s right to subsequently enforce that provision. If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
20.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Wanganui, New Zealand.
20.3 The Seller shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Customer for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Customer arising out of a breach by the Seller of these terms and conditions (alternatively the Seller’s liability shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods).
20.4 The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Customer by the Seller nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.
20.5 The Seller may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Customer’s consent.
20.6 The Customer agrees that the Seller may amend these terms and conditions at any time. If the Seller makes a
change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which the Seller notifies the Customer of such change. The Customer will be taken to have accepted such changes if the Customer makes a further request for the Seller to provide Goods to the Customer.
20.7 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.
20.8 The Customer warrants that it has the power to enter into this agreement and has obtained all necessary authorisations to allow it to do so, it is not insolvent and that this agreement creates binding and valid legal obligations on it.