Mech Agriculture – Terms & Conditions of Trade
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1.1 “Supplier” means BC & BR Capper, RD & EJ Capper and MJ & EM Walton (In Partnership) T/A Mech Agriculture, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of BC & BR Capper, RD & EJ Capper and MJ & EM Walton (In Partnership) T/A Mech Agriculture.
1.2 “Client” means the person/s buying the Goods (including parts, oils, fuels, etc.) as specified in any invoice, document or order, and if there is more than one Client is a reference to each Client jointly and severally.
1.3 “Goods” means all Goods or Services supplied by the Supplier to the Client at the Client’s request from time to time (where the context so permits the terms ‘Goods’ or ‘Services’ shall be interchangeable for the other).
1.4 “Vehicle” shall mean any vehicle or machinery described in any documentation supplied by the Supplier to the Client.
1.5 “Price” means the Price payable for the Goods as agreed between the Supplier and the Client in accordance with clause 7 below.
2.1 The Client is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Client places an order for or accepts delivery of the Goods.
2.2 These terms and conditions may only be amended with the Supplier’s consent in writing and shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with any other document or agreement between the Client and the Supplier.
2.3 These terms and conditions are meant to be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions posted on the Supplier’s website. If there are any inconsistencies between the two documents, then the terms and conditions contained in this document shall prevail.
3. Online Ordering
3.1 The Client acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) the Supplier does not guarantee the websites performance or availability of any of its Goods; and
(b) on-line ordering may be unavailable from time to time for regularly scheduled maintenance and/or upgrades; and
(c) there are inherent hazards in electronic distribution and as such the Supplier cannot warrant against delays or errors in transmitting data between the Client and the Supplier including orders, and you agree that to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Supplier will not be liable for any losses which the Client suffers as a result of online-ordering not being available or for delays or errors in transmitting
3.2 The Supplier reserves the right to terminate your order if it learns that you have provided false or misleading information, interfered with other users or the administration of the Supplier’s services, or violated these terms and conditions.
4. Authorised Representatives
4.1 Unless otherwise limited as per clause 4.2 the Client agrees that should the Client introduce any third party to the Supplier as the Client’s duly authorised representative, that once introduced that person shall have the full authority of the Client to order any Goods or Services on the Client’s behalf and/or to request any variation to the Services on the Client’s behalf (such authority to continue until all requested
Services have been completed or the Client otherwise notifies the Supplier in writing that said person is no longer the Client’s duly authorised representative).
4.2 In the event that the Client’s duly authorised representative as per clause 4.1 is to have only limited authority to act on the Client’s behalf then the Client must specifically and clearly advise the Supplier in writing of the parameters of the limited authority granted to their representative.
4.3 The Client specifically acknowledges and accepts that they will be solely liable to the Supplier for all additional costs incurred by the Supplier (including the Supplier’s profit margin) in providing any Goods, Services or variation/s requested by the Client’s duly authorised representative (subject always to the limitations imposed under clause 4.2 (if any)).
5. Electronic Transactions Act 2002
5.1 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.
6. Change in Control
6.1 The Client shall give the Supplier not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Client and/or any other change in the Client’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Client’s name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, or business practice). The Client shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Supplier as a result of the Client’s failure to comply with this clause.
7. Price and Payment
7.1 At the Supplier’s sole discretion, the Price shall be either:
(a) as indicated on any invoice provided by the Supplier to the Client; or
(b) the Price as at the date of delivery of the Goods according to the Supplier’s current price list; or
(c) the Supplier’s quoted price (subject to clause 7.2) which will be valid for the period stated in the quotation or otherwise for a period of thirty (30) days.
7.2 The Supplier reserves the right to change the Price if a variation to the Supplier’s quotation is requested. Any variation from the plan of scheduled Services or specifications (including, but not limited to, any variation as a result of additional Services required due to unforeseen circumstances such as obscured ,hidden or unknown defects found on closer inspection, safety considerations, prerequisite work by any third party not being completed or as a result of any increase to the Supplier in the cost of materials (including but not limited to overseas transactions that may increase as a consequence of variations in foreign currency rates of exchange and/or international freight and insurance charges) and labour) will be charged for on the basis of the Supplier’s quotation and will be shown as variations on the invoice.
7.3 At the Supplier’s sole discretion, a deposit may be required. The amount or percentage shall be specified on the Supplier’s sales form, quotation or other document.
7.4 Time for payment for the Goods being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Client on the date/s determined by the Supplier, which may be:
(a) on delivery of the Goods;
(b) by way of instalments/progress payments in accordance with the Supplier’s payment schedule;
(c) for certain approved Clients, due twenty (20) days following the end of the month in which a statement is posted to the Client’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 Client by the Supplier.
7.5 Payment may be made by cash, cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, credit card, or by any other method as agreed to between the Client and the Supplier.
7.6 Unless otherwise stated the Price does not include GST. In addition to the Price the Client must pay to the Supplier an amount equal to anyGST the Supplier must pay for any supply by the Supplier under this or any other agreement for the sale of the Goods. The Client must payGST, without deduction or set off of any other amounts, at the same time and on the same basis as the Client pays the Price. In addition, the Client 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.
8. Delivery of Goods
8.1 Delivery (“Delivery”) of the Goods is taken to occur at the time that:
(a) the Client or the Client’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Goods at the Supplier’s address; or
(b) the Supplier (or the Supplier’s nominated carrier) delivers the Goods to the Client’s nominated address even if the Client is not present at the address.
8.2 At the Supplier’s sole discretion, the cost of delivery is included in the Price.
8.3 The Client must take delivery by receipt or collection of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Client is unable to take delivery of the Goods as arranged then the Supplier shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery and/or storage.
8.4 The Supplier 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.
8.5 Any time or date given by the Supplier to the Client is an estimate only. The Client must still accept delivery of the Goods even if late and the Supplier will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Client as a result of the delivery being late.
9.1 Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods passes to the Client on Delivery and the Client must insure the Goods on or before Delivery.
9.2 If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Client, the Supplier is entitled toreceive all insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by the Supplier is sufficient evidence of the Supplier’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with the Supplier to make further enquiries.
9.3 If the Client requests the Supplier to leave Goods outside the Supplier’s premises for collection or to deliver the Goods to an unattended location then such Goods shall be left at the Client’s sole risk.
9.4 In the event the Client requests the Supplier to work on a Vehicle, and leaves the Vehicle and/or the keys at the Supplier’s premises whilst the site is unattended, then the Supplier shall not be responsible for the security of the Vehicle or the keys, and shall not be held liable for any loss, damages or costs howsoever resulting.
9.5 The Client acknowledges and agree that where the Supplier has performed temporary repairs on the machine that:
(a) the Supplier offers no guarantee against the reoccurrence of the initial fault, or any further damage caused; and
(b) the Supplier will immediately advise the Client of the fault and shall provide the Client with an estimate for the full repair required.
9.6 The Client acknowledges that the Supplier is only responsible for parts that are replaced by the Supplier and does not at any stage accept any liability in respect of previous services and/or goods supplied by any other third party that subsequently fail and found to be the source of the failure, the Client agrees to indemnify the Supplier against any loss or damage to the Goods, or caused by the Goods, or any part thereof howsoever arising.
9.7 The Client acknowledges that it is their sole responsibility to ensure the Vehicle is insured adequately or at all.
9.8 The Supplier shall not be liable for the loss of or damage to the Vehicle, its accessories or contents while garaged or being driven in connection with the work authorised unless caused by the negligence of the Supplier or Supplier’s employees.
10. Testing of Vehicles
10.1 The Supplier or its employees may test drive or carry out tests on the Vehicle at the Supplier’s discretion and may if requested by the Client collect or re-deliver the Vehicle when nominated by the Client. The Supplier will not be liable for (and the Client indemnifies the Supplier against) any damages caused to, or by, the Vehicle during such tests, collecting or delivery unless it arises from the recklessness or wilful misconduct of the Supplier or its employees.
11.1 The Client acknowledges that all descriptive specifications, illustrations, drawings, data, dimensions, ratings and weights stated in the Supplier’s or the manufacturer’s fact sheets, price lists or advertising material, are approximate only and are given by way of identification only. The Client shall not be entitled to rely on such information, and any use of such does not constitute a sale by description, and does not form part of the contract, unless expressly stated as such in writing by the Supplier.
11.2 The Client shall be responsible for ensuring that the Goods ordered are suitable for their intended use.
11.3 The Supplier reserves the right to substitute comparable Goods (or components of the Goods), and in all such cases the Supplier will notify the Client in advance of any such substitution.
12.1 The Supplier and the Client agree that ownership of the Goods shall not pass until:
(a) the Client has paid the Supplier all amounts owing to the Supplier; and
(b) the Client has met all of its other obligations to the Supplier.
12.2 Receipt by the Supplier 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.
12.3 It is further agreed that:
(a) until ownership of the Goods passes to the Client in accordance with clause 12.1 that the Client is only a bailee of the Goods and must return the Goods to the Supplier on request.
(b) the Client holds the benefit of the Client’s insurance of the Goods on trust for the Supplier and must pay to the Supplier the proceeds of any insurance in the event of the Goods being lost, damaged or destroyed.
(c) the Client 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 Client sells, disposes or parts with possession of the Goods then the Client must hold the proceeds of any such act on trust for the Supplier and must pay or deliver the proceeds to the Supplier on demand.
(d) the Client should not convert or process the Goods or intermix them with other goods but if the Client does so then the Client holds the resulting product on trust for the benefit of the Supplier and must sell, dispose of or return the resulting product to the Supplier as it so directs.
(e) the Client irrevocably authorises the Supplier to enter any premises where the Supplier believes the Goods are kept and recover possession of the Goods.
(f) the Supplier may recover possession of any Goods in transit whether or not delivery has occurred.
(g) the Client 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 Supplier.
(h) the Supplier may commence proceedings to recover the Price of the Goods sold notwithstanding that ownership of the Goods has not passed to the Client.
13. Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”)
13.1 Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Client 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 Client to the Supplier for Services that have previously been supplied and that will be supplied in the future by the Supplier to the Client.
13.2 The Client 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 Supplier 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 Supplier 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 Supplier; and
(d) immediately advise the Supplier 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.
13.3 The Supplier and the Client agree that nothing in sections 114(1)(a), 133 and 134 of the PPSA shall apply to these terms and conditions.
13.4 The Client waives its rights as a debtor under sections 116, 120(2), 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 131 and 132 of the PPSA.
13.5 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Supplier, the Client waives its right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 148 of the PPSA.
13.6 The Client shall unconditionally ratify any actions taken by the Supplier under clauses 13.1 to 13.5.
14. Security and Charge
14.1 In consideration of the Supplier agreeing to supply the Goods, the Client 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 Client either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the Client of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).
14.2 The Client indemnifies the Supplier from and against all the Supplier’s costs and disbursements including legal costs of a solicitor and own client basis incurred in exercising the Supplier’s rights under this clause.
14.3 The Client irrevocably appoints the Supplier and each director of the Supplier as the Client’s true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 14 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Client’s behalf.
15. Client’s Disclaimer
15.1 The Client hereby disclaims any right to rescind, or cancel any contract with the Supplier or to sue for damages or to claim restitution arising out of any inadvertent misrepresentation made to the Client by the Supplier and the Client acknowledges that the Goods are bought relying
solely upon the Client’s skill and judgment.
16. Defects and Returns
16.1 The Client shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within seven (7) days of delivery (time being of the essence) notify the Supplier of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Client shall afford the Supplier an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Client believes the Goods are defective in any way. If the Client 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 Supplier has agreed in writing that the Client is entitled to reject, the Supplier’s liability is limited to either (at the Supplier’s discretion) replacing the Goods or repairing the Goods.
16.2 Goods will not be accepted for return other than in accordance with 16.1 above, and provided that:
(a) the Supplier has agreed in writing to accept the return of the Goods; and
(b) the Goods are returned at the Client’s cost within seven (7) days of the delivery date; and
(c) the Supplier 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.
16.3 Subject to clause 16.1, non-stocklist items or Goods made to the Client’s specifications are not acceptable for credit or return.
17.1 Subject to the conditions of warranty set out in clause 17.2 the Supplier warrants that if any defect in any workmanship of the Supplier becomes apparent and is reported to the Supplier within twelve (12) months of the date of delivery (time being of the essence) then the Supplier will either (at the Supplier’s sole discretion) replace or remedy the workmanship.
17.2 The following conditions are applicable to the warranty given by clause 17.1:
(a) and, where applicable, shall be contained in warranty documentation supplied with the Goods; and
(b) the warranty shall not cover any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise through:
(i) failure on the part of the Client to properly maintain any Goods; or
(ii) failure on the part of the Client to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the Supplier; or
(iii) any use of any Goods otherwise than for any application specified on a quote or order form; or
(iv) the continued use of any Goods after any defect becomes apparent or would have become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user; or
(v) fair wear and tear, any accident or act of God.
(c) the warranty shall cease and the Supplier shall thereafter in no circumstances be liable under the terms of the warranty if the workmanship is repaired, altered or overhauled without the Supplier’s consent.
(d) in respect of all claims the Supplier shall not be liable to compensate the Client for any delay in either replacing or remedying the workmanship or in properly assessing the Client’s claim.
17.3 For Goods not manufactured by the Supplier, the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Goods. The Supplier 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.
17.4 In the case of second hand Goods, the Client acknowledges that he has had full opportunity to Inspect the same and that he accepts the same with all faults and that no warranty is given by the Supplier as to the quality or suitability for any purpose and any implied warranty, statutory or otherwise, is expressly excluded. The Supplier shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the Goods, or caused by the Goods, or any part thereof however arising.
18. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
18.1 If the Client is acquiring Goods for the purposes of a trade or business, the Client acknowledges that the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 do not apply to the supply of Goods by the Supplier to the Client.
19. Intellectual Property
19.1 Where the Supplier has designed, drawn or developed Goods for the Client, then the copyright in any designs and drawings and documents shall remain the property of the Supplier.
19.2 The Client warrants that all designs, specifications or instructions given to the Supplier will not cause the Supplier to infringe any patent, registered design or trademark in the execution of the Client’s order and the Client agrees to indemnify the Supplier against any action taken by a third party against the Supplier in respect of any such infringement.
19.3 The Client agrees that the Supplier may (at no cost) use for the purposes of marketing or entry into any competition, any documents, designs, drawings or Goods which the Supplier has created for the Client.
20. Default and Consequences of Default
20.1 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 Supplier’s sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.
20.2 If the Client owes the Supplier any money the Client shall indemnify the Supplier from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Supplier in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, the Supplier’s collection agency costs, and bank dishonour fees).
20.3 Further to any other rights or remedies the Supplier may have under this contract, if a Client has made payment to the Supplier, and the transaction is subsequently reversed, the Client shall be liable for the amount of the reversed transaction, in addition to any further costs incurred by the Supplier under this clause 20 where it can be proven that such reversal is found to be illegal, fraudulent or in contravention to the Client’s obligations under this agreement.
20.4 Without prejudice to any other remedies the Supplier may have, if at any time the Client is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions the Supplier may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Client. The Supplier will not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage the Client suffers because the Supplier has exercised its rights under this clause.
20.5 Without prejudice to the Supplier’s other remedies at law the Supplier shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Client which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Supplier shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:
(a) any money payable to the Supplier becomes overdue, or in the Supplier’s opinion the Client will be unable to make a payment when it falls due;
(b) the Client 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 Client or any asset of the Client.
21.1 The Supplier 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 Client. On giving such notice the Supplier shall repay to the Client any money paid by the Client for the Goods. The Supplier shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.
21.2 Cancellation of orders for Goods made to the Client’s specifications, or for non-stocklist items, will definitely not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.
22. Privacy Act 1993
22.1 The Client authorises the Supplier or the Supplier’s agent to:
(a) access, collect, retain and use any information about the Client;
(i) (including any overdue fines balance information held by the Ministry of Justice) for the purpose of assessing the Client’s creditworthiness; or
(ii) for the purpose of marketing products and services to the Client.
(b) disclose information about the Client, whether collected by the Supplier from the Client directly or obtained by the Supplier 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 Client.
22.2 Where the Client is an individual the authorities under clause 22.1 are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993.
22.3 The Client shall have the right to request the Supplier for a copy of the information about the Client retained by the Supplier and the right to request the Supplier to correct any incorrect information about the Client held by the Supplier.
23. Unpaid Seller’s Rights
23.1 Where the Client has left any item with the Supplier for repair, modification, exchange or for the Supplier to perform any other service in relation to the item and the Supplier has not received or been tendered the whole of any monies owing to it by the Client, the Supplier shall have, until all monies owing to the Supplier are paid:
(a) a lien on the item; and
(b) the right to retain or sell the item, such sale to be undertaken in accordance with any legislation applicable to the sale or disposal of uncollected goods.
23.2 The lien of the Supplier shall continue despite the commencement of proceedings, or judgment for any monies owing to the Supplier having been obtained against the Client.
24.1 The failure by the Supplier to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect the Supplier’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.
24.2 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 Palmerston North, New Zealand.
24.3 The Supplier shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Client for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Client arising out of a breach by the Supplier of these terms and conditions (alternatively the Supplier’s liability shall be
limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods).
24.4 The Client shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Client by the Supplier nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.
24.5 The Supplier may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Client’s consent.
24.6 The Client agrees that the Supplier may amend these terms and conditions at any time. If the Supplier makes a change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which the Supplier notifies the Client of such change. The Client will be taken to have accepted such changes if the Client makes a further request for the Supplier to provide Goods to the Client.
24.7 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.
24.8 The Client 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.
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