: are these terms and conditions, any special terms and conditions
on the face of any written Tender or the Vendor's written acceptance
of the Buyer's order (as the case may be); Contract : is the
contract for the purchase and sale of the Goods; Buyer : is
the person who accepts a quotation of the Vendor for the sale
of the Goods or whose order for the Goods is accepted by the
Vendor; Goods : are the goods (including any instalment of the
goods or any parts for them) which the Vendor is to supply;
Tender : is a tender made by the Vendor's authorised representative
and includes any quotation, whether oral or in writing. Vendor
: is Sound Tools Ltd, 6 Lansdowne Close, London, SW20 8AS.
1. BASIS OF THE SALE
1.1 All Goods are sold subject to the Vendor's prior approval
of the Buyer's credit and to the Conditions, which shall govern
the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions
subject to which any Tender is accepted or purported to be accepted,
or any order is made or purported to be made, by the Buyer.
No variation to these Conditions shall be binding unless agreed
in writing by a director of the Vendor.
The Vendor's employees or agents are not authorised to make
any representations concerning the Goods unless confirmed by
the Vendor in writing. In entering into the Contract the Buyer
acknowledges that it does not rely on, and irrevocably waives
any claim it may have for damages for or right to rescind the
Contract for any such representations which are not so confirmed
(unless such representations were fraudulently made).
Any advice or recommendation given by the Vendor or its employees
or agents to the Buyer or its employees or agents as to the
storage, application or use of the Goods which is not confirmed
in writing by the Vendor is followed or acted upon entirely
at the Buyer's own risk and, accordingly, the Vendor shall not
be liable for any such advice or recommendation which is not
Any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any
sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer,
invoice or other document or information issued by the Vendor
shall be subject to correction without any liability on the
part of the Vendor.
2.1 The Vendor's quotation shall be deemed to be an invitation
to the Buyer to make an offer to purchase the Goods subject
to the Conditions and such offer by the Buyer shall not constitute
a valid Contract until accepted by the Vendor's authorised representative.
No order submitted by the Buyer shall be deemed to be accepted
by the Vendor unless and until confirmed in writing by the Vendor.
The Vendor reserves the right at any time to refuse orders and
cancel any incomplete orders or to suspend delivery due to circumstances
outside its direct control.
The Buyer is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the terms
of any order and for giving the Vendor any necessary information,
including specifications and details of models within a sufficient
time to enable the Vendor to perform the Contract.
The quantity and description of and any specification for the
Goods shall be those set out in the Vendor's quotation (if accepted
by the Buyer) or the Vendor's acceptance of the Buyer's order.
The Buyer warrants that the quantity, description and specification
of the Goods appearing on the Vendor's quotation complies with
the terms of the Buyer's order.
3.1 Any dates given for the delivery of the Goods are approximate
only and the Vendor shall not be liable for any loss, direct
or indirect, which may arise from delay in delivery of the Goods
howsoever caused. Delivery shall be subject to a delivery charge.
Time for delivery shall not be of the essence.
The Goods may be delivered in instalments. Each delivery shall
constitute a separate contract and failure by the Vendor to
deliver any one or more of the instalments in accordance with
these Conditions or any claim by the Buyer in respect of any
one or more instalments shall not entitle the Buyer to treat
the Contract as a whole as repudiated.
The place for delivery of the Goods will be notified to the
Vendor by the Buyer prior to despatch of the Goods. If the Buyer
fails to take delivery of the Goods or fails to give the Vendor
adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery
then the Vendor may:
store the Goods until actual delivery and charge the Buyer for
the costs (including insurance) of storage and redelivery; or
sell the Goods at the best price readily obtainable and (after
deducting all storage, selling and other expenses) account to
the Buyer for the excess over sums owing by the Buyer or charge
the Buyer for any shortfall.
Any periods or times stated for delivery or for compliance with
any other contractual obligation on the Vendor's part (''Estimated
Times'') are estimates only. The Vendor shall not be responsible
for loss or damage resulting from delay or failure to notify
the Buyer of any delay. Changed specifications or instructions
may result in changes to Estimated Times.
All prices are quoted subject to acceptance within any period
specified and to any increase which may occur as a result of
factors falling outside the control of the Vendor.
VAT and any other duties or taxes where applicable will be added
to all invoices at the rate ruling at the date of despatch.
Credit card payments are subject to a surcharge.
The Buyer shall pay the Vendor's invoices without any deduction
or set off. The Vendor may recover the price notwithstanding
that delivery may not have taken place and property in the Goods
has not passed to the Buyer. The time of payment shall be of
Quotations are made at current prices on an ex-works basis and
are exclusive of the costs of packaging, carriage, insurance
and unloading. Quotations may be withdrawn at any time prior
to acceptance of order and shall automatically be taken to have
lapsed after 7 days from the date of the Tender.
5. CANCELLATION AND RE-SCHEDULING
5.1 No order which has been accepted by the Vendor may be cancelled
or re-scheduled by the Buyer except with the agreement in writing
of the Vendor (which shall normally involve a cancellation charge)
and on terms that the Buyer shall indemnify the Vendor in full
against all loss (including loss of profit), costs (including
the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges
and expenses incurred by the Vendor as a result of cancellation.
The Vendor reserves the right to charge a 15% re-stocking administration
fee for unused purchases.
The Vendor may cancel the Contract with the Buyer by giving
written notice in the event that:-
5.2.1 any invoices for the sale of the Vendor's Goods are overdue
the manufacturer of the Goods advises the Vendor of an increase
in the price of the Goods;
for reasons beyond the control of the Vendor it is unable to
effect delivery following the manufacturer's termination of
the Goods or there is an insufficient supply of Goods from the
On the giving of such notice of cancellation, the Vendor shall
repay to the Buyer any sums paid in respect of the price of
the Goods. The Vendor shall not be liable for any loss or damage
arising from such cancellation.
6. RETURN OF GOODS AND RETURNS PROCEDURE
6.1 If any goods are or become faulty or defective in accordance
with the provisions of Clause 11 of these Conditions, the Buyer
must obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authority) number from
the Vendor by way of completing a returns sheet available on
request. The RMA number will be valid for a period of 14 days
from the date of issue by the Vendor. The Vendor reserves the
right to refuse further delivery of Goods after this period.
Any goods returned must have the RMA number marked clearly on
the outside of the package. The Vendor reserves the right to
refuse delivery of any Goods returned without an RMA number.
All goods are returned at the Buyers sole risk.
The Buyer must ensure Goods are returned in original packaging
complete with all cables, manuals, and disks/CD’s, failure
to comply will render the warranty void. The Vendor reserves
the right to refuse any Goods received physically damaged, not
to be found faulty or Goods from which security labels have
been removed or damaged.
If the Buyer wishes to return any Goods purchased in error or
incompatible for the intended use, the Vendor reserves the right
to refuse the returns or charge a 15% re-stocking fee.
The Buyer shall not be entitled to return Goods, which are not
in accordance with the Contract. In no event shall the Buyer
be entitled to return the Goods on the basis of any defect or
failure, which is so slight that it would be unreasonable for
the Buyer to return the Goods.
Any Goods returned to the Vendor without a valid RMA number
will not be accepted by the Vendor and will be returned to the
Buyer freight collect. The Vendor shall specifically not accept
the Goods unless it includes the original packaging.
Subject to clause 11 of these Conditions, the liability of the
Vendor is strictly limited to the replacement, repair or credit
to the invoiced value of the defective Goods at the discretion
of the Vendor.
7. PAYMENT AND INTEREST
7.1 Payment shall either be made in full when ordering the Goods
or the Goods shall be accepted C.O.D. unless the Buyer has a
credit account with the Company. If the Buyer has a credit account
with the Company, payment shall be made on the date on which
the Vendor issues its invoice (the''Invoice Date''). In the
event that the invoice is not paid by the Buyer within 30 days
of the month end following from the Invoice Date then the Vendor
shall be entitled to charge interest on late payments from the
Invoice Date at a rate equivalent to the rate prevailing at
the Invoice Date as prescribed by the Secretary of State pursuant
to section 6 of The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest)
Act 1998. The Vendor reserves the right at the Vendors discretion
to refuse to establish a credit account for any Buyer, to refuse
credit to any Buyer notwithstanding that a credit account may
already have been established, and to withdraw credit account
facilities without prejudice to the Vendors rights.
If the Buyer has a credit account with the Vendor, the credit
limit as determined from time to time by the Vendor shall not
be exceeded without the written consent of the Vendor's authorised
representative. Credit terms may be withdrawn at the discretion
of the Vendor.
8 RETENTION OF TITLE AND RISK
8.1 The risk in the goods shall pass to the Buyer on despatch
of the Goods. At that moment, the Buyer shall become responsible
for the care and protection of the goods and shall take out
at its own expense adequate and comprehensive all risks cover
on the goods (with a note of the Vendor's interest endorsed
therein until the Vendor has received payment of the price in
Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the goods,
title in the goods (including full legal and beneficial ownership)
shall not pass to the Buyer until the Vendor has received (in
cash or cleared funds) payment in full for all Goods supplied
by the Vendor to the Buyer under all contracts between them.
Payment of the full price for the Goods shall include the amount
of any interest or other sums payable under contracts between
the Vendor and the Buyer.
Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Buyer,
the Buyer shall hold the goods as the Vendor's fiduciary agent
and bailee, and shall keep the goods separate from those of
the Buyer and third parties and properly stored, protected and
insured and identified as the Vendor's property. Until that
time the Buyer shall be entitled to resell or use the goods
in the ordinary course of its business, but shall account to
the Vendor for the proceeds of the sale or otherwise of the
goods, whether tangible or intangible, including insurance proceeds,
and shall keep all such proceeds separate from any monies or
property of the Buyer and third parties and, in the case of
tangible proceeds, properly stored, protected and insured.
Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Buyer
(and provided the goods are still in existence and have not
been resold) the Vendor shall be entitled at any time to require
the Buyer to deliver up the Goods to the Vendor and, if the
Buyer fails to do so forthwith, to enter upon any premises or
vehicles of the Buyer or any third party where the goods are
stored and repossess the goods. All additional costs incurred
by these actions shall be borne by the Buyer.
The Buyer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge
by way of security for an indebtedness any of the goods which
remain the property of the Vendor.
9.1 The Vendor shall have the right immediately to terminate,
or suspend any further deliveries under, the Contract or any
other contract with the Buyer without any liability to the Buyer,
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 if:
the Buyer fails to make any payment when due or breaches any
provision of the Contract;
the Buyer 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;
or an encumbrance takes possession, or a receiver is appointed,
of any of the property or assets of the Buyer; or the Buyer
ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business; or the
Vendor reasonably apprehends that any of these events is about
to occur in relation to the Buyer.
right of termination given by Clause 9.1 shall be without prejudice
to any other right or remedy of either party in respect of any
breach committed under the terms of this Agreement.
The Buyer shall fully and effectively indemnify the Vendor against
the total expense to the Vendor arising out of the Buyer's breach
or breaches of these conditions of sale. Such expense shall
include (without limitation) (1) all expenses incurred by the
Vendor in souring and building the goods (2) all court fees
(3) all amounts payable to the Vendor's professional advisers
(payable on an indemnity basis) in pursuing claims against the
Buyer for breach or breaches of these conditions of sale and
for enforcing any judgement/s and/or order/s (4) all amounts
payable to the Vendor's insurers and/or debt recovery agents,
in each case including anticipated sums payable by the Vendor
only after payment of any sums from the Buyer.
Unless otherwise stated all Goods carry a twelve month return
to base guarantee from invoice date. If any Goods are or become
faulty or defective by reason only of the use of defective materials
or workmanship within a period of twelve months from the date
of invoice, the Vendor will at the Vendors option either replace
or repair such Goods provided that the Buyer shall have notified
the Vendor in writing of the fault or defect in the Goods, and
shall have returned the faulty or defective Goods to the Vendor
for inspection in accordance with clause 6 of these conditions.
The Vendor reserves the right to terminate the guarantee if
the Goods became defective due to wilful damage, negligence,
abnormal working conditions, failure to follow the Vendors instructions
(whether oral or in writing), misuse or alteration or repair
of the Goods without Vendors written approval. The Vendor shall
be under no liability to honour the guarantee of any Goods (or
any other warranty condition or guarantee) if the total price
of the Goods has not been paid for by the due date for payment
For parts, materials or equipment not manufactured by the Vendor,
the Buyer shall only be entitled to the benefit of any such
warranty or guarantee as is given by the manufacturer to the
12.1 The Vendor shall not be liable for any increased costs,
expenses, loss of profits, goodwill, business, contracts, revenues
or anticipated savings or any type of special indirect or consequential
loss (including loss or damage suffered by the Buyer as a result
of an action brought by a third party) even if such loss was
reasonably foreseeable or the Vendor had been advised of the
possibility of the Buyer incurring the same. In any event, the
Vendo''s entire liability under any contract shall be limited
to damages of an amount equal to the price of the goods. The
Vendor does not attempt to limit liability for personal injury
or death caused by its negligence or the negligence of its employees
Subject to the provisions of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977,
all warranties, conditions, representations or other terms implied
by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent
permitted by law.
To the extent the law does not permit the liabilities concerned
to be excluded and save as otherwise expressly provided, the
Vendor's entire aggregate liability for all claims shall be
limited to damages of an amount equal to the price of the Goods.
13. FORCE MAJEURE
The Vendor shall (1) in any event not be liable for loss or
damage and (2) be entitled to cancel or rescind the contract
if the performance of its obligations under the contract is
in any way adversely affected by any cause whatsoever beyond
the Vendor's control including (but not limited to) the delays
or default of any sub-contractor, war, strike, lock-out, trade
disputes, flood, accident to plant or machinery, shortage of
materials or labour."
14.1 The Vendor may assign its rights and obligations. The Buyer
may not assign its rights and obligations.
The Buyer shall not rely upon any representations as to the
goods or their fitness for any particular purpose unless the
Vendor specifically agrees these in writing. The Vendor reserves
the right to make any alteration to or departure from the specifications
or design of the goods ordered. Any typographical, clerical
or other error or omission in any sales literature, quotation,
price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or
information issued by the Vendor shall be subject to correction
without any liability on the part of the Vendor.
No delay or failure by the Vendor in enforcing any provision
of the Contract shall constitute a waiver of that provision
or any other provision. No waiver by the Vendor of any breach
of the Contract by the Buyer shall be considered as a waiver
of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
No waiver by the Vendor shall be effective unless in writing.
If any provision of these Conditions is held by any competent
authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part
the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and
the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.
These Conditions and the Vendor's acceptance of order constitute
the entire agreement between the Vendor and the Buyer concerning
the supply of the Goods and replace and supersede any prior
arrangement, understanding, warranty or representation (other
than any fraudulent misrepresentation).
The Contract shall be governed by the laws of England and the
parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English