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|TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In these Terms and Conditions (Terms ), the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
“the Buyer” means the person, firm or company who purchases the Goods from the Company:
“the Company” means Home Chocolate Factory Ltd;
“Contract” means the contract between the Company and the Buyer which shall be deemed to incorporate these Terms;
“Goods” means any goods agreed in the Contract to be supplied by the Company to the Buyer;
“Place of Delivery” means the place to which the Goods are to be delivered.
In these Terms, reference to any statute or statutory provision shall be construed as a reference to such statute or statutory provision as amended, modified, re-enacted or replaced from time-to-time.
2. The Contract
The Contract shall be on these Terms to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions, including any such terms and conditions that are purported to be included or applied by the Buyer.
No terms and conditions contained in the confirmation of order, purchase order or other document of the Buyer will form part of the Contract.
Any date or period for delivery shall be considered as indicative only, although it is the Company’s policy to try to fulfil all orders within 3 days. Any Goods not available at the time of the Buyer”s order will be sent to the Buyer, as soon as possible, when received from the manufacturer.
The Company, cannot be held responsible for delays in the delivery caused by the manufacturer, or any other third party. If delivery is not within the agreed time the Company will arrange another time for delivery.
Subject to the other provisions of these Terms, the Company shall not be liable for any loss, whether direct or consequential, economic or loss of profits or otherwise, arising directly or indirectly out of any delay in the delivery of the Goods nor will any delay entitle the Buyer to terminate or rescind the Contract unless the delay exceeds 60 days.
4. Risk in and Ownership of the Goods
Risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer on delivery
Ownership in the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Company has received in full in cleared funds all sums due to the Company in respect of the Goods and all other sums which are or may become due to the Company from the Buyer on any account.
Until ownership of the Goods has passed to the Buyer, the Buyer shall:
Hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Company”s bailee;
Store the Goods separately from all other goods of the Buyer or any third party in such a way that they remain identifiable as the Company”s property;
Not destroy or deface any identifying mark on the Goods or their packaging;
Maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition insured with the Company”s interest noted on the policy and hold any proceeds of such insurance on trust for the Company and not mix them with any other money.
The Price of the Goods shall be the Company”s quoted price which shall be binding on the Buyer provided that the Buyer shall accept the CompanyVs quotation within 30 days. The Company may give notice to the Buyer at any time up to 5 business days prior to delivery that it wishes to increase the Price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost to the Company which is due to factors occurring after the making of these Terms and which are beyond the reasonable control of the Company PROVIDED that the Buyer may cancel these Terms within 7 business days of any such notice from the Company.
Subject to paragraph 5, payment of the price of the Goods shall on the date shown the Company”s invoice for the Goods.
Payment shall not be deemed to have taken place until the receipt by the Company of cleared funds.
The Company will exercise its statutory right to claim interest and compensation for debt recovery costs under the late payment legislation if it is not paid according to these Terms
The Company warrants that the Goods are of satisfactory quality.
If the Buyer wishes to make a claim under this warranty, the Buyer shall give written notice to the Company within 30 days of the discovery of the defect and give the Company a reasonable opportunity to inspect the Goods in question.
The Company shall not be liable for any breach of warranty if the Buyer makes any further use of the Goods after giving such notice or alters or repairs the Goods without the agreement of the Company.
The Company”s liability under the warranty shall be limited to repairing or replacing the Goods in question or refunding the price of such Goods.
All terms, conditions, warranties and representations whether implied or made expressly by the Company its servant or agents relating to the quality and/or fitness for the purpose of the Goods (or any of the Goods) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by the law.
If the Buyer rejects any of the Goods which are not in accordance with these Terms the Buyer shall nonetheless pay the full Price for such Goods unless the buyer promptly gives notice of rejection to the Company and at the Buyer”s own cost return the Goods to the Company prior to the date when payment of the Price is due.
8. Limitation of Liability
The Company”s liability in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of the subject matter of the Contract shall not exceed £1,000 and the Company shall under no circumstances be liable to the Buyer for any consequential, indirect or economic loss or damages.
9. Force Majeure
If either party is subject to an event of Force Majeure, that is circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to war, fire, industrial disputes or civil commotion, it shall notify the other and the first party”s obligations under these Terms shall be suspended until it notifies the other party of the end of such event of Force Majeure.
If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be severed from these Terms which will otherwise remain in full force and effect.
These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted according to English Law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.