Terms and Conditions of Sale

General

All quotations are made and all purchase orders are accepted and goods and services and advice rendered only to these Conditions and to the exclusion of any Conditions of Purchase. Any variations in these Conditions must be expressly accepted by us in writing.

Specifications

Specifications and details in our publications are subject to amendment without notification and we reserve the right to supply goods to the specification and/or design current at the date of despatch. We cannot accept the request 'as previously supplied' on an order as binding.

Return of Unsuitable Goods

It is our policy, whenever possible, to accept return of unsuitable goods from customers if they are stock items. This is provided that the notification of intention of return is made to us within 10 days of the original receipt and that both the goods and packaging materials are in re-saleable condition. A re-stocking fee may apply. If either the goods or the packaging are defaced or otherwise damaged in any way, we reserve the right to refuse return or make a charge for putting them back into condition as new.

Delivery

Times quoted for delivery are to be treated as estimates only and we shall not be liable for failure to deliver within such a time. Whether a time for delivery be quoted or not, the time for delivery shall be extended by a reasonable period if delay in delivery is caused by anything beyond our control. Delivery will be by suitable means (first class post or carrier service) and will incur a carriage/delivery charge. Any urgent or special delivery requirements must be notified to us at the time of placing an order.

Loss or Damage in Transit

Notification of loss or damage in transit must be made within three days of delivery. In the case of non-delivery, notification must be made within seven days after receipt of our invoice.

Packing

We reserve the right to add to the price a reasonable charge for containers or packing. We also reserve the right to deliver pack sizes which differ from those ordered.

Prices

Unless otherwise agreed the price of the goods shall be that ruling on the date of despatch. At the time of going to press Value Added Tax at the standard rate is chargeable where applicable. Those containers which are charged separately are also subject to VAT. If you require any additional tests to be undertaken or Certificates of Analysis, Calibration or Conformity to be issued, these may be charged separately.

Minimum Order

All purchase orders received are subject to a minimum order charge of £ 25.00 (€ 40.00).

Payment

Unless otherwise agreed in writing payment in full in respect of all goods is due within 30 days from date of our invoice. Interest is chargeable at the rate of five percent per annum over the base lending rate of the National Westminster Bank plc on all overdue amounts until payment in full has been received. Payment in advance and a minimum order value may be required from purchasers without an account.

Cancellation

Orders may not be cancelled without prior written agreement, which may be subject to payment of a cancellation charge.

Liability

The goods are sold and services, information and advice rendered on the understanding that you are solely responsible for the determining the suitability of the goods for the purposes for which you intend to use them. Accordingly our liability for any loss or damage suffered by you and arising by reason of defects in the goods or otherwise howsoever shall be limited to the invoice price of the goods in respect of or in relation to which loss or damage is claimed. Notification of any defects in the goods must be made to us in writing giving full details and when required by us goods must be returned for inspection. Our liability under this clause shall be in lieu of any warranty or condition implied by law as to the quality or fitness for any particular purpose of the goods and save as provided in this clause we shall not be under any liability, whether in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise in respect of defects in goods delivered or for any injury (other than by death or personal injury caused by our negligence as defined in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977) damage or loss resulting from such defects or from any information, service or a defect rendered by us or our employees or agents.

Health and Safety

You must take precautions during the handling use and storage of the goods in accordance with all the available information concerning the goods.

Patents

We give no warranty that the use or sale of any goods supplied by us will not cause you to infringe any letters patent or other intellectual property rights.

Warranty

Subject to fair wear and tear, and the due observance of any installation, user, storage, operating or maintenance instructions we will undertake to replace or at our option repair free of charge any goods which you can establish are defective by reason of defective workmanship or materials and which are returned to us carriage paid within 12 months of the date of invoice. This warranty is invalidated if any attempts have been made to modify, repair or in any way tamper with the product or its serial number information, without our prior permission in writing.