Portland Lighting Ltd. Units A2 & A3 Walsall Enterprise Park, Regal Drive, Walsall, West Midlands.WS2 9HQ.
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF GOODS
1.            Application of Conditions
1.1          The Seller shall sell and the Buyer shall purchase the Goods in accordance with any quotation or offer of the Seller which is accepted by the Buyer, or any order of the Buyer which is accepted by the Seller.
1.2          These Conditions shall govern the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions subject to which any such quotation is accepted or purported to be accepted, or any such order is made or purported to be made, by the Buyer.
2.            Interpretation
2.1          In these Conditions:-
"Business Day" means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday;
"the Buyer"       means the person who accepts a quotation or offer of the Seller for the sale of the Goods or whose order for the Goods is accepted by the Seller;
“Calendar Day” means any day of the year;
"the Contract"   means the contract for the purchase and sale of the Goods under these conditions;
"these  Conditions"   means the standard terms and conditions of sale set out in this document and (unless the context otherwise requires) includes any special terms and conditions agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller;
"the Delivery Date"    means the date on which the Goods are to be delivered as stipulated in the Buyer's order and accepted by the Seller;
"the Goods"     means the goods (including any instalment of the goods or any parts for them) which the Seller is to supply in accordance with these Conditions;
"month"           means a calendar month;
"the Seller"      means Portland Lighting Ltd, a company registered in England under 2826511
"writing"          includes any communications effected by telex, facsimile transmission, electronic mail or any comparable means.
2.2          Any reference in these Conditions to a statute or a provision of a statute shall be construed as a reference to that statute or provision as amended, re-enacted or extended at the relevant time.
2.3          The headings in these Conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
3.            Basis of Sale
3.1         No variation to these Conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing between the authorised representatives of the Buyer and the Seller.
3.3          Sales literature, price lists, Web sites and other documents issued by the Seller in relation to the Goods are subject to alteration without notice and do not constitute offers to sell the Goods which are capable of acceptance. An order placed by the Buyer may not be withdrawn cancelled or altered prior to acceptance by the Seller and no contract for the sale of the Goods shall be binding on the Seller unless the Seller has issued a quotation which is expressed to be an offer to sell the goods or has accepted an order placed by the Buyer by whichever is the earlier of:-
3.3.1     the Seller's written acceptance;
3.3.2     deliveryof the Goods; or
3.3.3     the Seller's invoice.
3.4          Any typographical, clerical or other accidental errors or omissions in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or information issued by the Seller shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the Seller.
4.            Orders and Specifications
4.1          Our record of any order placed by the buyer verbally shall be conclusive as to the type and quantity of produce and the point and date of delivery.
4.2          The specification for the Goods shall be those set out in the Seller's sales documentation unless varied expressly in the Buyer's order (if accepted by the Seller). Illustrations, photographs or descriptions whether in catalogues, brochures, price lists or other documents issued by the Seller are intended as a guide only and shall not be binding on the Seller.
4.3          The Seller reserves the right to make any changes in the specification of the Goods which are required to conform with any applicable safety or other statutory or regulatory requirements or, where the Goods are to be supplied to the Seller's specification, which do not materially affect their quality or performance.
4.4          No order which has been accepted by the Seller may be cancelled by the Buyer except with the agreement in writing of the Seller on the terms that the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller 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 Seller as a result of cancellation.
5.            Price
5.1          The price of the Goods shall be the price listed in the quotation document current at the date of acceptance of the Buyer's order or such other price as may be agreed by the Seller and the Buyer.
5.2          Where the Seller has quoted a price for the Goods other than in accordance with the Seller's published price list the price quoted shall be valid for 15 days only or such lesser time as the Seller may specify.
5.3          The Seller reserves the right, by giving notice to the Buyer at any time before delivery, to increase the price of the Goods to reflect any change in delivery dates, quantities or specifications for the Goods which is requested by the Buyer, or any delay caused by any instructions of the Buyer or failure of the Buyer to give the Seller adequate information or instructions.
5.4          Except as otherwise stated under the terms of any quotation or in any price list of the Seller, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller, all prices are exclusive of the Seller's charges for delivery.
5.5          The price is exclusive of any applicable value added tax excise, sales or taxes or levies of a similar nature which are imposed or charged by any competent fiscal authority in respect of the Goods, which the Buyer shall be additionally liable to pay to the Seller.
6.            Payment
6.1          Buyers who wish to open credit facilities shall apply in writing to the Company by completing the sellers Credit application form.
6.2          The seller retains the right to decline any application for credit facilities without giving any reason.
6.3      Credit accounts are subject to settlement by the buyer within 30 calendar days from date of invoice.
6.4       If the seller fails to make any payment on the due date then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller, all sums owed to the seller by the buyer whether on any account whatsoever or otherwise, shall immediately become due and payable in full and the seller shall be entitled to;
6.4.1   cancel the order or contract or suspend any further deliveries to the buyer;
6.4.2   charge the buyer interest on the amount unpaid at such a rate as may be permitted by law from time to time until payment in full is made.
6.5      If the buyer has no credit account the Seller will accept payment from the buyer by cash, cheque, bank transfer or credit card. Where a cheque is offered by the buyer in payment for goods the Seller reserves the right to delay the dispatch of goods pending the clearance of that cheque.
7.            Delivery
7.1          Delivery of the Goods shall be made by the Seller delivering the Goods to the place in the United Kingdom specified in the Buyer's order and/or the Seller's acceptance as the location to which the Goods are to be delivered by the Seller or, if no place of delivery is so specified, by the Buyer collecting the Goods at the Seller's premises at any time after the Seller has notified the Buyer that the Goods are ready for collection.
7.2          The Delivery Date is approximate only and time for delivery shall not be of the essence unless previously agreed by the Seller in writing. The Goods may be delivered by the Seller in advance of the Delivery Date upon giving reasonable notice to the Buyer.
7.3          Where the Goods are to be delivered in instalments, each delivery shall constitute a separate contract and failure by the Seller 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.
7.4          If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods or any part of them on the Delivery Date and/or fails to provide any instructions, documents, licences, consents or authorisations required to enable the Goods to be delivered on that date, the Seller shall be entitled upon given written notice to the Buyer to store or arrange for the storage of the Goods and then notwithstanding the provision of Condition 10.1 of these Conditions risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer, delivery shall be deemed to have taken place and the Buyer shall pay to the Seller all costs and expenses including storage and insurance charges arising from such failure.
7.5      Any shortage or damage must be notified to the seller within seven days after the date of delivery. Any delivery by a carrier must be checked before signature of acceptance that goods have not been damaged. The replacement cost for broken Fluorescent tubes damaged by the carrier cannot be refunded.
8.            Risk and Retention of Title
8.1          Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to the Buyer at:
8.1.1     in the case of Goods to be delivered at the Seller's premises, the time when the Seller notifies the Buyer that the Goods are available for collection; or
8.1.2     in the case of Goods to be delivered otherwise than at the Seller's premises, the time of delivery or, if the Buyer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods, the time when the Seller has tendered delivery of the Goods.
8.2          Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the Goods, or any other provision of these Conditions, legal and beneficial title of the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Seller has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods.
8.3          Sub-clause 8.2 notwithstanding, legal and beneficial title of the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Seller has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods and any other goods supplied by the Seller and the Buyer has repaid all moneys owed to the Seller, regardless of how such indebtedness arose
8.4          Until payment has been made to the Seller in accordance with these Conditions and title in the Goods has passed to the Buyer, the Buyer shall be in possession of the Goods as bailer for the Seller and the Buyer shall store the Goods separately and in an appropriate environment, shall ensure that they are identifiable as being supplied by the Seller and shall insure the Goods against all reasonable risks.
8.5          The Buyer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the goods which remain the property of the Seller, but if the Buyer does so all money owing by the Buyer to the Seller shall (without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Seller) forthwith become due and payable.
8.6          The Seller reserves the right to repossess any Goods in which the Seller retains title without notice. In the event of repossession the Buyer shall deliver up to the Seller all Goods in which title has not passed, the cost of which shall be borne by the Buyer.
8.7          The Buyer’s right to possession of the Goods in which the Seller maintains legal and beneficial title shall terminate if;
8.7.1     The Buyer commits or permits any material breach of his obligations under these Conditions;
8.7.2     The Buyer is or becomes the subject of a bankruptcy order or takes advantage of any other statutory provision for the relief of insolvent debtors.
9.            Assignment
9.1          The Seller may assign the Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company.
9.2          The Buyer shall not be entitled to assign the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Seller.
10.         Right to Return the Goods and to Receive a Refund
10.1       Unless the items are faulty then the seller is under no obligation to accept the return of Goods nor to issue a refund to the Buyer
10.2       While the Goods remain in the Seller’s possession the Seller is under a duty to ensure that the Goods are kept safe and secure.
10.3       Where the Goods are custom made to the order of the Buyer, the Buyer shall not be entitled to return the Goods and receive a refund unless the Goods are faulty. The statutory rights of the Buyer are unaffected.
10.4       If the Goods develop a fault you must notify the place of purchase as soon as possible
11.         Waranty
The Seller waranties all goods against faulty workmanship and manufacturing defects for 12 months from the Delivery Date except the Ecolux II that carries a 5 year parts warranty from the Delivery Date. Any faulty components will be replaced free of charge but consequential loss will not be covered nor any costs in the act of replacement of faulty components.
12.         Confidentiality, Publications and Endorsements
12.1       The Buyer undertakes to the Seller that:-
12.1.1   the Buyer will regard as confidential the contract and all information obtained by the Buyer relating to the business and/or products of the Seller and will not use or disclose to any third party such information without the Seller's prior written consent provided that this undertaking shall not apply to information which is in the public domain other than by reason of the Buyer's default;
12.1.2   the Buyer will not use or authorise or permit any other person to use any name, trademark, house mark, emblem or symbol which the Seller is licensed to use or which is owned by the Seller upon any premises note paper visiting cards advertisement or other printed matter or in any other manner whatsoever unless such use shall have been previously authorised in writing by the Seller and (where appropriate) its Licensor;
12.1.3   the Buyer will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure compliance with this Condition by its employees, servants and agents.
12.2       This Condition shall survive the termination of the Contract.
13.         Communications
13.1       All communications between the parties about the Contract shall be in writing and delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first class post or sent by fax or sent by electronic mail:
13.1.1   (in case of communications to the Seller) to its registered office or such changed address as shall be notified to the Buyer by the Seller; or
13.1.2   (in the case of the communications to the Buyer) to the registered office of the addressee (if it is a company) or (in any other case) to any address of the Buyer set out in any document which forms part of the Contract or such other address as shall be notified to the Seller by the Buyer.
13.2       Communications shall be deemed to have been received:
13.2.1   if sent by pre-paid first class post, two Business Days after posting (exclusive of the day of posting); or
13.2.2   if delivered by hand, on the day of delivery; or
13.2.3   if sent by fax or electronic mail on a Business Day prior to 4.00 pm, at the time of transmission and otherwise on the next Business Day.
13.3       Communications addressed to the Seller shall be marked for the attention of ‘The Manager’ at the address from where the goods were purchased.
14.          Force Majeure
14.1       In the event that either party is prevented from fulfilling its obligations under this Agreement by reason of any supervening event beyond its control including but not limited to war, national emergency, flood, earthquake, strike or lockout (subject to Sub-clause 14.2) the party shall not be deemed to be in breach of its obligations under this Agreement. The party shall immediately give notice of this to the other party and must take all reasonable steps to resume performance of its obligations.
14.2       Sub-clause 14.1 shall not apply with respect to strikes and lockouts where such action has been induced by the party so incapacitated.
14.3       Each party shall be liable to pay to the other damages for any breach of this Agreement and all expenses and costs incurred by that party in enforcing its rights under this Agreement.
14.4       If and when the period of such incapacity exceeds 6 months then this Agreement shall automatically terminate unless the parties first agree otherwise in writing.
15.         Waiver
No waiver by the Seller 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.
16.         Severance
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 thereby.
17.         Third Party Rights
A person who is not a party to the Contract shall have no rights under the Contract pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
18.         Consumer Rights
The provisions of these Terms and Conditions are in addition to and do not affect the Buyer’s statutory rights as a consumer.
19.         Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Contract shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
20.         WEEE- United Kingdom business customers only
For the purposes of this clause 'WEEE' means waste electrical and electronic equipment as defined in the WEEE Regulations. 'WEEE Regulations' means The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/3289) (as amended, replaced and/or modified from time to time).
20.1 You shall:
·        20.1.1 be responsible for financing the cost of collection, treatment, recovery and environmentally sound disposal by an approved, authorised treatment facility of:
o   20.1.1.1 all WEEE arising or deriving from the goods; and
o   20.1.1.2 all WEEE arising or deriving from goods placed on the market prior to 13 August 2005 where such goods are to be replaced by the goods and the goods are of an equivalent type or are fulfilling the same function as that of such goods;
·        20.1.2 comply with all obligations placed upon you by the WEEE Regulations in respect of all WEEE referred to in 20.1.1.1 and 20.1.1.2 and
·        20.1.3 provide to us and our WEEE producers compliance scheme operator with such data, documents, information and other assistance as we and/or such scheme operator may from time to time reasonably require to enable us to comply with our obligations pursuant to the WEEE Regulations and such operator to satisfy the obligations assumed by it as a result of our membership of the operator's compliance scheme.
          20.2 You shall be responsible for all costs and expenses arising from and relating to the obligations in clause 20.1. You agree and accept that you shall not dispose of WEEE through municipal waste streams.