Active Robots Limited Standard Terms and Conditions for the Sale of Goods
Buyer the person who buys or agrees to buy the goods from the Seller.
Conditions the terms and conditions of sale as set out in this document and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by the Seller.
Goods the articles which the Buyer agrees to buy from the Seller.
Price the price for the Goods, including VAT, any carriage, packaging and insurance costs (as applicable).
Seller means Active Robots Limited of 10A New Rock Industrial Estate, Chilcompton, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 4JE.
2.1 These Conditions shall form the basis of the contract between the Seller and the Buyer in relation to the sale of Goods, to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including the Buyer’s standard conditions of purchase or any other conditions which the Buyer may purport to apply under any purchase order or confirmation of order or any other document.
2.2 All orders for Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods from the Seller pursuant to these Conditions.
2.3 Acceptance of delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to be conclusive evidence of the Buyer’s acceptance of these Conditions.
2.4 These Conditions may not be varied except by the written agreement of a director of the Seller.
2.5 These Conditions represent the whole of the agreement between the Seller and the Buyer. They supersede any other conditions previously issued.
The Price shall be the price quoted on the Seller’s confirmation of order and shall include the price for the Goods, VAT and any other costs as applicable.
- Payment Terms
4.1 Payment in advance or as agreed by the Seller.
4.2 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due calculated on a daily basis until the date of payment at the rate of 8% per annum above the Bank of England base rate from time to time in force. Such interest shall accrue after as well as before any judgment.
4.3 The Buyer shall pay all accounts in full and not exercise any rights of set-off or counter-claim against invoices submitted by the Seller.
The quantity and description of the Goods shall be as set out in the Seller’s confirmation of order and/or Goods Invoice.
The Seller warrants that the Goods will at the time of delivery correspond to the description given by the Seller in the confirmation of order. Except where the Buyer is dealing as a consumer (as defined in section 12 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977), all other warranties, conditions or terms relating to fitness for purpose, quality or condition of the Goods are excluded.
- Delivery of the Goods
7.1 Delivery of the Goods shall be made to the Buyer’s address. The Buyer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods on the day notified by the Seller for delivery.
7.2 The Seller undertakes to use its reasonable endeavours to despatch the Goods on an agreed delivery date, but does not guarantee to do so. Time of delivery shall not be of the essence of the contract.
7.3 The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage whether arising directly or indirectly from the late delivery or short delivery of the Goods. If short delivery does take place, the Buyer undertakes not to reject the Goods but to accept the Goods delivered as part performance of the contract.
7.4 If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods on the agreed delivery date or, if no specific delivery date has been agreed, when the Goods are ready for dispatch, the Seller shall be entitled to store and ensure the Goods and to charge the Buyer the reasonable costs of so doing.
- Acceptance of the Goods
8.1 The Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods 48 hours after delivery to the Buyer.
8.2 The Buyer shall carry out a thorough inspection of the Goods within 48 hours of delivery and shall give written notification to the Seller within 5 working days of delivery of the Goods of any defects which a reasonable examination would have revealed.
8.3 Where the Buyer has accepted or has been deemed to have accepted, the Goods the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject Goods which are not in accordance with the contract.
- Title and risk
9.1 Risk shall pass on the delivery of the Goods to the Buyer’s address.
9.2 Notwithstanding the earlier passing of risk, title in the Goods shall remain with the Seller and shall not pass to the Buyer until the amount due under the invoice for them (including interest and costs) has been paid in full.
9.3 Until title passes the Buyer shall hold the Goods as bailee for the Seller and shall store or mark them so that they can at all times be identified as the property of the Seller.
9.4 The Seller may at any time before title passes and without any liability to the Buyer:
9.4.1 repossess and dismantle and use or sell all or any of the Goods and by doing so terminate the Buyer’s right to use, sell or otherwise deal in them; and
9.4.2 for that purpose (or determining what if any Goods are held by the Buyer and inspecting them) enter any premises of or occupied by the Buyer.
9.5 The Seller may maintain an action for the price of any Goods notwithstanding that title in them has not passed to the Buyer.
- Carriage of Goods
Carriage will be chargeable on all sales. This will be at the prevailing rate set from time to time by the Seller.
11.1 The Seller may subcontract the performance of this contract in whole or in part.
11.2 The Buyer shall not assign or (without first obtaining the Seller’s written consent) sublet this contract in whole or in part and it shall be a condition of any such consent to any subletting of this contract that the Buyer shall ensure and be responsible for the compliance by any subcontractor with the terms of this contract; and include in the subcontract provisions consistent with these conditions for the benefit of and enforceable by the Seller; and furnish the Seller with copies of any subcontract upon the Seller’s request at any time.
11.3 The Seller may at his discretion suspend or terminate the supply of the Goods if the Buyer fails to make any payment when and as due or otherwise defaults in any of its obligations under the contract.
11.4 If the Goods are manufactured in accordance with any design or specification provided or made by the Buyer the Buyer shall compensate the Seller in full on demand for all claims, expenses and liabilities of any nature in connection with them, including any claim, whether actual or alleged, that the design or specification infringes the rights of any third party.
- The Seller shall not be liable for any failure in the performance of any of its obligations under this contract caused by factors outside its control. If such circumstances continue for a continuous period of more than 6 months either party may terminate this agreement by written notice to the other party.
- This contract shall be governed by English Law and the Buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in all matters regarding it except to the extent that the Seller invokes the jurisdiction of the Courts of any other country.