Terms & Conditions
Decrescent Limited Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Goods
Business Day: a day, other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England or Jersey, when banks in Jersey and London are open for business.
Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with Clause 14.4.
Contract: the contract between the Customer and the Supplier for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer: Decrescent Limited incorporated and registered in Jersey with registration number 100561 whose registered office is at Unit 2A St Peter's Technical Park St Peter Jersey JE3 7ZN.
Delivery Date: the date (and, if applicable, time) specified in the Purchase Order, or, if none is specified, within 21 days of the date of the Purchase Order.
Delivery Location: such address for delivery of the Goods as the Customer directs in the Order.
Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Purchase Order.
Mandatory Policy(ies): the business policy or polices of the Customer as stated on the Purchase Order.
Purchase Order: the Customer’s purchase order for the Goods, as set out in the Customer’s purchase order form.
Specification: any specification for the Goods that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.
Supplier: the person or firm from whom the Customer purchases the Goods.
(a) a reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted;
(b) any phrase introduced by the terms including, include, in particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms; and
(c) a reference to writing or written includes faxes and emails.
2. BASIS OF CONTRACT
2.1 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Supplier seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.2 The Purchase Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
2.3 The Purchase Order shall be deemed to be accepted on the earlier of:
(a) the Supplier issuing a written acceptance of the Purchase Order within 24 hours of receipt of the Purchase Order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
(b) the Supplier doing any act consistent with fulfilling the Purchase Order,
at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
2.4 The Supplier waives any right it might otherwise have to rely on any term endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in any documents of the Supplier that is inconsistent with these Conditions.
3. THE GOODS
3.1 The Supplier represents and warrants that:
(a) the Goods shall correspond with their description and any applicable Specification;
(b) the Goods shall be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the UK Sale of Goods Act 1979, as amended);
(c) the Goods shall be fit for any purpose held out by the Supplier or made known to the Supplier by the Customer expressly or by implication, and in this respect the Customer relies on the Supplier’s skill and judgement;
(d) where the Goods are manufactured Goods, they shall be free from defects in design, material and workmanship and remain so for 12 months after delivery;
(e) the Goods shall comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements including those relating to modern slavery and to the manufacture, labelling, packaging, storage, handling and delivery of the Goods;
(f) without prejudice to clause 3.1(c), and without limitation, the Goods can be lawfully exported to, and imported into, and distributed and sold in North America, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia;
(g) without prejudice clause 3.1(c), and without limitation, the Goods can be lawfully marketed and sold on and via online (and other) marketplace platforms including, but not limited to, Amazon, eBay and Cdiscount;
(h) it has all necessary rights, power and authority (including from its third party suppliers and subcontractors) to enter into and perform its obligations under the Contract;
(i) any information or material provided or made available by it, or on its behalf, is accurate and complete and does not infringe any third party right or applicable law; and
(j) without prejudice to any rights or remedies of the Customer in respect of the same, it shall immediately inform the Customer if it becomes aware of anything that contravenes any of the representations and warranties it has provided above.
3.2 The Supplier shall ensure that, at all times, it has and maintains all the licences, permissions, authorisations, consents and permits that it needs to carry out its obligations under the Contract, including, without limitation, in respect of intellectual property rights and the branding of the Goods.
3.3 The Customer may inspect and test the Goods at any time. The Supplier shall remain fully responsible for the Goods despite any such inspection or testing and any such inspection or testing shall not reduce or otherwise affect the Supplier’s obligations under the Contract.
3.4 If following such inspection or testing the Customer considers that the Goods are damaged or do not conform or are unlikely to comply with the Supplier’s undertakings herein, the Customer shall inform the Supplier and the Supplier shall immediately take such remedial action as is necessary to ensure compliance.
3.5 The Customer may conduct further inspections and tests after the Supplier has carried out its remedial actions.
4.1 The Supplier shall ensure that:
(a) the Goods are properly packed and secured in such manner as to enable them to reach their destination in good condition;
(b) each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the date of the Purchase Order, the Purchase Order number, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Goods are being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and
(c) if the Supplier requires the Customer to return any packaging material to the Supplier, that fact is clearly stated on the delivery note. Any such packaging material shall be returned to the Supplier at the cost of the Supplier.
4.2 The Supplier shall deliver the Goods:
(a) on the Delivery Date;
(b) at the Delivery Location; and
(c) during the Customer’s normal business hours as set out in the Mandatory Policy(ies), or as otherwise instructed by the Customer.
4.3 Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the completion of unloading the Goods at the Delivery Location.
4.4 The Supplier shall not deliver the Goods in instalments without the Customer’s prior written consent. Where it is agreed that the Goods are to be delivered by instalments, they may be invoiced and paid for separately. However, failure by the Supplier to deliver any one instalment on time or at all, or any defect in an instalment shall entitle the Customer to the remedies set out in Clause 5.
4.5 Time is of the essence for each Delivery Date that is specified in the Purchase Order. Without prejudice to clause 5 and clause 12, the Customer shall be entitled to terminate and/or cancel, without notice, the whole or any part of the Contract if the Supplier does not meet each such Delivery Date.
4.6 Unless the Customer advises the Supplier otherwise, the Customer shall not be deemed to have accepted the Goods until after the Customer (or its representatives or agents) have had a period of 48 hours from the time of delivery to inspect the Goods.
5.1 If the Goods are not delivered on the Delivery Date, or are damaged or do not comply with the undertakings set out in the Contract and/or the Purchase Order, then, without limiting any of its other rights or remedies, and whether or not it has accepted the Goods, the Customer may exercise any one or more of the following remedies:
(a) to terminate the Contract;
(b) to reject the Goods (in whole or in part), in which case the Supplier shall collect the rejected Goods from the Customer at the Supplier’s own risk and expense (it being further agreed that during the period between delivery of the Goods to the Customer and collection by the Supplier, the Customer shall not be liable for any loss or further damage caused to the rejected Goods);
(c) to require the Supplier to repair or replace the rejected or missing Goods, or to provide a full refund, by way of credit note (unless otherwise stipulated by the Customer), of the price of the rejected or missing Goods (if already paid) (it being further agreed that all sums payable by the Customer in relation to the rejected or missing Goods shall cease to become payable if the Customer does not require the Supplier to repair or replace them);
(d) to refuse to accept any subsequent delivery of the Goods which the Supplier attempts to make;
(e) to claim damages for any other costs, loss or expenses incurred by the Customer which are in any way attributable to the Supplier’s failure to carry out its obligations under the Contract.
5.2 These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.
5.3 The Customer’s rights and remedies under these Conditions are in addition to its rights and remedies implied by statute and common law.
6. TITLE AND RISK
6.1 Without prejudice to clause 4.6,risk in the Goods passes to the Customer on completion of unloading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.
6.2 Without prejudice to clause 4.6, title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the earlier of:
(a) the Supplier receives payment in full for the Goods; and
(b) the Customer resells the Goods to its customer (in which case title to those Goods passes to the Customer immediately before that sale).
7. PRICE, PAYMENT AND CUSTOMER’S LIABILITY
7.1 The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Purchase Order.
7.2 The price of the Goods:
(a) excludes amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT), which the Customer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Supplier at the prevailing rate, subject to the receipt of a valid VAT invoice; and
(b) includes the costs of packaging, insurance and carriage of the Goods.
7.3 No extra charges shall be effective unless agreed in writing with the Customer.
7.4 The Customer shall not be liable for any:
- expenses, charges or price other than those set out in the Purchase Order;
- indirect, consequential or special loss or damage; or
- loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of sales, loss of business or agreements or loss of goodwill.
7.5 The Supplier may invoice the Customer for price of the Goods plus VAT at the prevailing rate (if applicable) on or at any time after the completion of delivery. The Supplier shall ensure that the invoice includes the date of the Purchase Order, the invoice number, the Customer’s Purchase Order number, the Supplier’s VAT registration number and any supporting documents that the Customer may reasonably require.
7.6 The Customer shall pay each correctly rendered invoice within 30 days of the end of the month in which the invoice was received by the Customer. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier.
7.7 The Customer may at any time, without limiting any of its other rights or remedies, set off any liability of the Supplier to the Customer against any liability of the Customer to the Supplier.
8.1 The Supplier shall keep the Customer indemnified against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by the Customer as a result of or in connection with:
(a) any claim made against the Customer for actual or alleged infringement of a third party’s intellectual property rights arising out of or in connection with the supply or use of the Goods, to the extent that the claim is attributable to the acts or omissions of the Supplier, its employees, agents, suppliers, contractors or subcontractors;
(b) any claim made against the Customer by a third party for death, personal injury or damage to property arising out of or in connection with any fault or defect in the Goods to the extent that the fault or defect in the Goods is attributable to the acts or omissions of the Supplier, its employees, agents, suppliers, contractors or subcontractors; and
(c) any claim made against the Customer by a third party arising out of or in connection with the supply of the Goods, to the extent that such claim arises out of the breach, negligent performance or failure or delay in performance of the Contract by the Supplier, its employees, agents, suppliers, contractors or subcontractors.
8.2 This clause 8 shall survive termination of the Contract.
During the term of the Contract and for a period of 6 years thereafter, the Supplier shall maintain in force, with a reputable insurance company, professional indemnity insurance, product liability insurance and public liability insurance to cover the liabilities that may arise under or in connection with the Contract, and shall, on the Customer’s request, produce both the insurance certificate giving details of cover and the receipt for the current year’s premium in respect of each insurance.
10.1 A party (receiving party) shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to the receiving party by the other party (disclosing party), its employees, agents or subcontractors and any other confidential information concerning the disclosing party’s business, its products and services which the receiving party may obtain. The receiving party shall only disclose such confidential information to those of its employees, agents and subcontractors who need to know it for the purpose of discharging the receiving party’s obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agents and subcontractors comply with the obligations set out in this clause as though they were a party to the Contract. The receiving party may also disclose such of the disclosing party’s confidential information as is required to be disclosed by law, any governmental or regulatory authority or by a court of competent jurisdiction.
10.2 This clause 10 shall survive termination of the Contract.
11. COMPLIANCE WITH RELEVANT LAWS AND POLICIES
11.1 In performing it obligations under the Contract, the Supplier shall (and shall procure that any relevant subcontractors shall):
(a) comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations from time to time in force; and
(b) comply with the Mandatory Policy(ies).
11.2 The Customer may immediately terminate the Contract for any breach of clause 11.
12.1 The Customer may terminate the Contract in whole or in part, for any reason, at any time before delivery by giving the Supplier at least 15 days prior written notice, whereupon the Supplier shall discontinue all work on the Contract. The Customer shall pay the Supplier fair and reasonable compensation for any work in progress on the Goods at the time of termination, but such compensation shall not include loss of anticipated profits or any consequential loss.
12.2 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Customer may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Supplier if:
(a) the Supplier (or its personnel) commits a material or persistent breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14 days of the Supplier being notified in writing to do so;
(b) the Supplier is insolvent or takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
(c) the Supplier fails to or refuses after written notice to procure that its personnel provide the services properly required of them in accordance with the Contract;
(d) the Supplier takes any step or action in connection with the Supplier being made bankrupt, entering any composition or arrangement with his creditors, having a receiver appointed to any of his assets, or ceasing to carry on business or if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
(e) the Supplier suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
(f) the Supplier’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the Customer’s opinion the Supplier’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.
12.3 Termination of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties’ rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination.
12.4 Clauses that expressly or by implication survive termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect.
13. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under it if such delay or failure results from an event, circumstance or cause beyond its reasonable control. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 30 days, the party not affected may terminate the Contract by giving 7 days written notice to the affected party.
14.1 Assignment and other dealings
(a) The Customer may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
(b) The Supplier may not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Customer.
14.2 Subcontracting. The Supplier may not subcontract any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Customer. If the Customer consents to any subcontracting by the Supplier, the Supplier shall remain responsible for all the acts and omissions of its subcontractors as if they were its own.
14.3 Entire agreement. The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
14.4 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the Customer.
14.5 Waiver. Except as set out in Clause 2.4, no failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
14.6 Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
(a) Any notice given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally, or sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, commercial courier, fax or email.
(b) A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in 14.7(a); if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier’s delivery receipt is signed; or, if sent by fax or email, one Business Day after transmission.
(c) This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action, or other method of dispute resolution.
14.8 Third party rights. No one other than a party to the Contract and their permitted assignees shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.
14.9 Governing law. The Contract, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Jersey.
14.10 Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of Jersey shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation.