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1. Definitions

 The customer’s attention is drawn in particular to the provisions of clause 12.

1.1 Interpretation

Business Day: a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in 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 16.4.

Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Equipment in accordance with these Conditions.

Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Equipment from the Supplier.

Data Protection Legislation: the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other European Union legislation relating to personal data and all other legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply to a party relating to the use of personal data (including, without limitation, the privacy of electronic communications); and the guidance and codes of practice issued by the relevant data protection or supervisory authority and applicable to a party.

Force Majeure Event: an event or circumstance beyond a party’s reasonable control, without limitation:

  • (a) acts of God, flood, drought, earthquake or other natural disaster;
  • (b) epidemic or pandemic;
  • (c) terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots, war, threat of or preparation for war, armed conflict, imposition of sanctions, embargo, or breaking off of diplomatic relations;
  • (d) nuclear, chemical or biological contamination or sonic boom;
  • (e) any law or any action taken by a government or public authority, including without limitation imposing an export or import restriction, quota or prohibition, or failing to grant a necessary licence or consent;
  • (f) collapse of buildings, fire, explosion or accident; and
  • (g) any labour or trade dispute, strikes, industrial action or lockouts (other than in each case by the party seeking to rely on this clause, or companies in the same group as that party);
  • (h) non-performance by suppliers or subcontractors or Third Parties (other than by companies in the same group as the party seeking to rely on this clause); and
  • (i) interruption or failure of utility service.

 

Equipment: the Equipment (or any part of them) set out in the Proposal.

Intellectual Property Rights: patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.

Proposal: the Equipment, as set out in Schedule 2.

Specification: any specification for the Equipment, including any related plans and drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.

Supplier: International Pet Resales Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 06539272) and/or any third-party Supplier as appointed by International Pet Resales Limited in their absolute discretion.

Third Party: the ultimate seller of the Equipment, as nominated by the Supplier in their absolute discretion.

1.2 Interpretation:

  • (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.
  • (c) a reference to writing or written includes emails.

2. Basis of Contract

2.1 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.

2.2 The Proposal constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Equipment in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Proposal and any applicable Specification submitted by the Customer are complete and accurate.

2.3 The Proposal shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Customer returns the signed acceptance form annexed to the Proposal, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.

2.4 The Customer waives any right it might otherwise have to rely on any term endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in any documents of the Customer that is inconsistent with these Conditions.

2.5 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier’s catalogues or brochures are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Equipment referred to in them. They shall not form part of the Contract nor have any contractual force.

3. Equipment

3.1 The Equipment is described in the Proposal.

4. Equipment sold as seen

4.1 The details of the Equipment in the Proposal are given only for the purposes of identifying the Equipment and do not make this agreement a sale by description.

4.2 The Equipment is sold “as seen”. The Supplier makes no representations and gives no warranties as to the quality, condition, state or description of the Equipment, or their fitness or suitability for any purpose. All implied statutory or common law terms, conditions and warranties as to the Equipment are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

5. Right to inspect equipment

5.1 The Customer acknowledges that, before the date of this agreement:

  • (a) the Supplier has given the Customer a reasonable opportunity to inspect and test the Equipment; or
  • (b) the Customer has satisfied itself as to the quality and condition of the Equipment.

6. Collection

6.1 The Equipment will be made available for collection as the parties may agree (Collection Location) at any time after the Customer is notified that the Equipment is ready by the Supplier or the Third Party.

6.2 Collection is completed when the Supplier or Third Party makes the Equipment available at the Collection Location.

6.3 Any dates quoted for collection are approximate only, and the time of collection is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in collection of the Equipment that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer’s failure to provide the Supplier with any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Equipment.

6.4 The Supplier shall have no liability for any failure to make the Equipment available for Collection to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer’s failure to provide the Supplier with adequate Delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Equipment.

6.5 If ten Business Days after the day on which the Customer was notified that the Equipment was ready for collection the Customer has not collected or arranged collection of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Equipment and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs, account to the Customer for any excess over the price of the Equipment or charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Equipment.

6.6 The Equipment may be made available for collection by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Any delay in collection or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.

6.7 The Customer is liable for all duties, export and import charges and all other charges imposed by governmental agencies which relate to such import and export.

7. Quality

7.1 The Customer shall be entitled only to such warranty or other benefit as the Supplier has received from the manufacturer, which may be no warranty at all.

8. Title, risk and insurance

8.1 The risk in the Equipment and the risk of loss theft, damage or destruction of the Equipment shall pass to the Customer as defined in the Proposal. (Term and Risk Period)

8.2 Title to the Equipment shall not pass to the Customer until the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Equipment and any other goods that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer in respect of which payment has become due, in which case title to the Equipment shall pass at the time of payment of all such sums.

8.3 The Customer will not have possession of the Equipment under any circumstances until title has passed.

8.4 If before title to the Equipment passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 1, then, without limiting any other right or remedy the Supplier may have  the Customer’s right to resell the Equipment or use them in the ordinary course of its business ceases immediately.

8.5 The risk of loss, theft, damage or destruction of the Equipment shall pass to the Customer on collection. From the Term and the Risk Period, the Customer shall, at its own expense, obtain and maintain the following insurances:

  • (a) insurance of the Equipment to a value not less than its full replacement value comprehensively against all usual risks of loss, damage or destruction by fire, theft or accident, and such other risks as the Supplier may from time to time nominate in writing;
  • (b) insurance for such amounts as a prudent owner or operator of the Equipment would insure for, or such amount as the Supplier may from time to time reasonably require, to cover any third party or public liability risks of whatever nature and however arising in connection with the Equipment; and
  • (c) insurance against such other or further risks relating to the Equipment as may be required by law, together with such other insurance as the Supplier may from time to time consider reasonably necessary and advise to the Customer.

8.6 If the Customer fails to effect or maintain any of the insurances required under this agreement, the Supplier shall be entitled to effect and maintain the same, pay such premiums as may be necessary for that purpose and recover the same as a debt due from the Customer.

8.7 The Customer shall, on demand, supply copies of the relevant insurance policies or other insurance confirmation acceptable to the Supplier and proof of premium payment to the Supplier to confirm the insurance arrangements.

9. Price and payment

9.1 The price of the Equipment shall be the price set out in the Proposal, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier’s published price list in force as at the date of collection.

9.2 The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time up to 1 Business Days before collection, increase the price of the Equipment to reflect any increase in the cost of the Equipment that is due to:

  • (a) any factor beyond the Supplier’s control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);
  • (b) any request by the Customer to change the collection date(s), quantities or types of Equipment ordered, or the Specification; or
  • (c) any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.

9.3 The price of the Equipment:

  • (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) excludes the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Equipment, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.

9.4 The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Equipment prior to delivery or collection.

9.5 The Customer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared prior to collection against pro forma invoice within 20 Business Days of the date of the invoice. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. Time for payment is of the essence.

9.6 The final invoice will then be issued once payment is received.

9.7 If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment, then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Bank of England’s base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.

9.8 The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (except for any deduction or withholding required by law). The Supplier may at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.

10. Customer Obligations

10.1 The Customer shall:

  • (a) ensure that the terms of the Proposal and any information it provides in the Proposal are complete and accurate;
  • (b) comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws;
  • (c) keep all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Supplier (Supplier Materials) at the Customer’s premises in safe custody at its own risk, and not dispose of or use the Supplier Materials other than in accordance with the Supplier’s written instructions or authorisation; and
  • (d) comply with any additional obligations as set out in the Proposal.

10.2 The Customer acknowledges that the Supplier  shall not be responsible for any loss of or damage to the Equipment arising out of or in connection with any negligence, misuse, mishandling of the Equipment or otherwise caused by the Customer  or its officers, employees, agents and contractors, and the Customer  undertakes to indemnify the Supplier  on demand against the same, and against all losses, liabilities, claims, damages, costs or expenses of whatever nature otherwise arising out of or in connection with any failure by the Customer  to comply with the terms of this agreement.

10.3 If the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (Customer Default):

  • (a) without limiting or affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend performance of the Contract until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations in each case to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations;
  • (b) the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier’s failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause 3; and
  • (c) the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.

11. Termination

11.1 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate this Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if:

  • (a) the Customer repeatedly breaches any of the terms of this agreement in such a manner as to reasonably justify the opinion that its conduct is inconsistent with it having the intention or ability to give effect to the terms of this agreement;
  • (b) the Customer commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14 days of that party being notified in writing to do so;
  • (c) the Customer 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 Proposal 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;
  • (d) the Customer suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
  • (e) the Customer’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the Supplier’s opinion the Customer’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.

11.2 For the purposes of clause 1(b), material breach means a breach (including an anticipatory breach) that is serious in the widest sense of having a serious effect on the benefit which the Supplier would otherwise derive from:

  • (a) a substantial portion of this agreement; or
  • (b) any of the obligations set out in clause 10,

over the term of this agreement. In deciding whether any breach is material no regard shall be had to whether it occurs by some accident, mishap, mistake or misunderstanding. Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may suspend provision of the Equipment under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.1(a) to clause 8.1(e), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.

11.3 Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment.

11.4 On termination of the Contract for any reason the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest.

11.5 Termination of the Contract shall not affect any of the parties’ rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of this Contract that existed at or before the date of termination.

11.6 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination shall remain in full force and effect.

12. Limitation of liability

12.1 The restrictions on liability in this clause 12 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with this agreement including but not limited to liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.

12.2 Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier’s liability for:

  • (a) death or personal injury caused directly by the Supplier’s negligence, or the negligence of the Supplier’s employees (as applicable);
  • (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • (c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

12.3 Subject to clause 2:

  • (a) the Supplier shall under no circumstances whatsoever be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
  • (b) the Supplier’s total liability to the Customer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed 50% of the price of the Equipment.

12.4 Subject to clause 12.2, neither party shall be liable under this agreement for any:

  • (a) loss of profit;
  • (b) loss of revenue
  • (c) loss of business; or
  • (d) indirect or consequential loss or damage,

in each case, however caused, even if foreseeable.

12.5 Subject to clause 12.2 the Supplier accepts no liability for any Third Party involved in the delivery, dismantling, packing, loading or collection of the Equipment.

12.6 The Supplier’s bank account details will not change during the course of any transaction. If you receive any communication purporting to come from the Supplier changing their bank details do not rely on it and check account details with the Supplier in person or by using a secure phone line and number which has been obtain independently of any such email. The Supplier will not accept any responsibility for any transfers made into an incorrect bank account.

13. Data protection

13.1 Both parties will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. This clause 13 is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, a party’s obligations or rights under the Data Protection Legislation. In this clause 13, Applicable Laws means (for so long as and to the extent that they apply to the Supplier) the law of the European Union, the law of any member state of the European Union and/or Domestic UK Law; and Domestic UK Law means the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other law that applies in the UK.

13.2 The parties acknowledge that for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, the Customer is the controller and the Supplier is the processor.

13.3 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 1, the Customer will ensure that it has all necessary appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the personal data to the Supplier for the duration and purposes of the Contract.

13.4 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 1, the Supplier shall, in relation to any personal data processed in connection with the performance by the Supplier of its obligations under the Contract:

  • (a) process that personal data only on the documented written instructions of the Customer unless the Supplier is required by Applicable Laws to otherwise process that personal data. Where the Supplier is relying on Applicable Laws as the basis for processing personal data, the Supplier shall promptly notify the Customer of this before performing the processing required by the Applicable Laws unless those Applicable Laws prohibit the Supplier from so notifying the Customer;
  • (b) ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organisational measures, reviewed and approved by the Customer, to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures (those measures may include, where appropriate, pseudonymising and encrypting personal data, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of its systems and services, ensuring that availability of and access to personal data can be restored in a timely manner after an incident, and regularly assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures adopted by it);
  • (c) ensure that all personnel who have access to and/or process personal data are obliged to keep the personal data confidential; and
  • (d) not transfer any personal data outside of the European Economic Area unless the prior written consent of the Customer has been obtained and the following conditions are fulfilled:
    • (i) the Customer or the Supplier has provided appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer;
    • (ii) the data subject (as defined in the Data Protection Legislation) has enforceable rights and effective legal remedies;
    • (iii) the Supplier complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation by providing an adequate level of protection to any personal data that is transferred; and
    • (iv) the Supplier complies with reasonable instructions notified to it in advance by the Customer with respect to the processing of the personal data;
  • (e) assist the Customer, at the Customer’s cost, in responding to any request from a data subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators;
  • (f) notify the Customer without undue delay on becoming aware of a personal data breach.

13.5 Either party may, at any time on not less than 30 days’ notice, revise this clause 13 by replacing it with any applicable controller to processor standard clauses or similar terms forming part of an applicable certification scheme (which shall apply when replaced by attachment to the Contract).

14. Intellectual property rights

14.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services (other than Intellectual Property Rights in any materials provided by the Customer) shall be owned by the Supplier.

15. Force majeure

Neither party shall be in breach of this Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this Contract if such delay or failure result from a Force Majeure Event. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for four weeks and fourteen days, the party not affected may terminate this Contract by giving 4 weeks written notice to the affected party.

16. General

16.1 Assignment and other dealings.

(a) The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.

(b) The Customer 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 Supplier.

16.2 Confidentiality.
(a) Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party or of any member of the group to which the other party belongs, except as permitted by clause 11.2(b). For the purposes of this clause, group means, in relation to a party, that party, any subsidiary or holding company from time to time of that party, and any subsidiary from time to time of a holding company of that party.

(b) Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:

(i) to its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising the party’s rights or carrying out its obligations under or in connection with this agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this clause 16.2; and

(ii) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.

(c) No party shall use any other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with this agreement.

16.3 Entire agreement.

(a) This 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.

(b) Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.

16.4 Variation.

No variation of this Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

16.5 Waiver.

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.

16.6 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.

16.7 Notices.

(a) Any notice or other communication 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, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, commercial courier, 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 clause 11.7(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 email, one Business Day after transmission.

(c) The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.

16.8 Third party rights.

No one other than a party to this Contract and their permitted assignees shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.

16.9 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 law of England and Wales.

16.10 Jurisdiction.

Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation.

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