Terms & Conditions
In these conditions “The Company”, “Company” means Riverside Machinery LTD, Registered Office: 164 Merton Road, C/O Southside Accountants, London, England, SW19 1EG and Trading Address(s): 1 Old Saintfield Park, Belfast, N Ireland, UK, BT8 8FN and Taylors Close, Rotherham, UK, S62 6NW the company sending the invoice, quotation, selling the machine, parts or equipment or providing services. “The Purchaser”, “Customer” means the other party to the contract. “The Machinery”, “Goods” means any machine, spare parts or equipment that is the subject of this contract, and “the Manufacturer” means any manufacturer who is the point of origin for the Machinery.
2.1 Any tender or quotation by the Company is deemed withdrawn unless accepted in writing by the Customer within 30 days from its date, unless otherwise stated in the quotation. On acceptance by the Customer of any tender or quotation the Company will only be bound by the order when written confirmation has been given by the Company.
2.2 Acceptance by the Customer in accordance with clause 2.1 shall be deemed conclusive evidence of the Customer’s acceptance of these conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including any terms and conditions which the Customer may purport to apply under any purchase order confirmation of order or similar document.
2.3 Any variation of these conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between the parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by the Company and for the avoidance of doubt no representative or Agent of the Company has any authority to vary or add to these standard conditions except with the official confirmation of the Company in writing from it’s head office.
3.1 No cancellation by the Customer is permitted except where expressly agreed by a duly authorised officer of the Company in writing.
3.2 The Customer will in the event of agreed cancellation by the Company indemnify the Company fully against all expenses incurred up to the time of such cancellation and also against all loss of profit suffered by the Company as a result of such cancellation.
4.1 All prices quoted are those ruling at the date of the tender.
4.2 Unless otherwise stated all prices quoted are ex works exclusive of V.A.T.
4.3 The Company reserves the right at any time prior to delivery of the machine to increase the price to take account of any increase in the cost of raw materials labour or services or any currency fluctuations affecting the cost of imported materials or affecting the base cost of the machine.
4.4. Payment for goods become due and payable under the terms and conditions of the quotation or tender.
4.5 Time for payment shall be of the essence. Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due from day to day until the date of payment at a rate of 4% above Bank of England base rate from time to time in force and shall accrue at such a rate after as well as before any judgement.
5.1 Despatch of the goods from the Company’s premises or place of storage constitutes delivery.
5.2 Times for delivery are business estimates only and not contractual obligations for the Company. The Company will make every endeavour to deliver by the time given, but will not accept cancellation or be liable for any loss claimed to have arisen from any delay.
5.3 Where delivery takes place ex works the Company may for the Customer’s convenience arrange transport of the goods to some other place. The Company agrees to insure the goods in transit, but all charges and costs in connection with such insurance and transport shall be payable by the Customer.
5.4 If the Company quotes CIF or C and F no lighterage, landing charges, dock, wharf, or customs duties are included. All taxes and duties imposed in the Country to which the goods are consigned are payable by the Customer. Freight, insurance, lighterage, landing charges, dock and port dues where included are based on rates applicable at the date of the Company’s tender or quotation and if at the date upon which the charges are incurred there has been a variation the price shall be increased or decreased (as the case may be) by the net amount of the increase or decrease in these charges.
6.1 The goods shall be at the Customer’s risk as from delivery.
6.2 In spite of delivery having been made property in the goods shall not pass from the Company until the Customer shall have paid the price in full and no other sums whatever shall be due from the Customer to the Company.
6.3 Until property in the goods passes to the Customer in accordance with clause 6.2 the Customer shall hold the goods in a fiduciary basis as Bailee for the Company. The Customer shall store the goods (at no cost to the Company) separately from all other goods in its possession and marked in such a way that they are clearly identified as the Company’s property.
7.1 The customer is under a duty wherever possible to inspect the goods prior to delivery or collection, on delivery or on collection as the case may be.
7.2 The Company shall be under no liability for any defects or shortages that would be apparent on careful inspection if the terms of this clause are not complied with and in any event will be under no liability if a written complaint is not delivered to the Company within 7 days of delivery detailing the alleged defect or shortage.
8.1 The Company warrants that it has or will have title to and the unencumbered right to sell the goods at the time title is to pass.
8.2 No representations or warranty is given as to the suitability or fitness of the goods for any particular purpose and the customer shall satisfy himself in this respect and shall be totally responsible therefore.
8.3 If the goods are in such a state as would but for this condition entitle the Customer to repudiate the contract and/or claim damages from the Company, the Company reserves the right to repair or replace the goods.
9.1 The Company agrees that if any defect is discovered in the cases of refurbished machines and non-wearing spare parts during that period of 3 months or 200 operating hours whichever is the shorter commencing with the date of delivery the Company will repair the goods at its own expense. Any goods replaced will belong to the Company.
9.2 In the case of wearing parts the Company can give no guarantee of performance or working life.
9.3 Unless otherwise stated un-used and used goods are sold as seen no warranty implied or given
9.4 In the case of goods not manufactured by the Company the Customer shall only be entitled to the benefit in so far as it may be transferred to the customer of any rights which the Company has against the supplier of such goods.
9.5 The Customer cannot claim benefit under this clause unless:
9.5.1 He informs the Company in writing of the relevant defect within 7 days of machine delivery
9.5.2 He shall have at all times complied with the advice and abided by the procedures and instructions set out in the instruction manual and/or not have subjected the goods to any unauthorised use or improper installation.
9.5.3 He returns the defective goods to the Company at his own expense. The Company agrees to return the goods carriage paid within the United Kingdom or FOB to United Kingdom port of exportation.
9.6 New equipment sold by the company is sold with a 12 month manufacturers warranty or 1000 hrs (whichever occurs first). The warranty covers non-wearing items only. In the case of extended warranty supplied, for example, 2 years warranty, the maximum hrs is 2000 hrs and for 3 years warranty, the maximum hrs is 3000 hrs.
The Company shall not be liable to the customer by reason of any representation or any implied warranty, condition or term, or any duty at common law, or under express terms of contract, for any loss or injury caused or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims or consequential compensation whatsoever (and whether caused by the negligence of the Company, its employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of the goods or their use or resale by the Customer, except as expressly provided in these Conditions of Sale.
These conditions and all tenders, quotations, offers and acceptance shall in all respects be construed and operate in conformity with English Law. Unless otherwise arranged it is subject to the jurisdiction of the English Court.
12.1 Force Majeure Event means any circumstance not within a party’s reasonable control including: 12.1.2 acts of God, flood, drought, earthquake or other natural disaster;
12.1.3 epidemic or pandemic;
12.1.4 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;
12.1.5 nuclear, chemical or biological contamination or sonic boom;
12.1.6 any law or any action taken by a government or public authority, including without limitation imposing an export or import restriction, quota or prohibition;
12.1.7 collapse of buildings, fire, explosion or accident;
12.1.8 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);
12.1.9 non-performance by suppliers or subcontractors (other than by companies in the same group as the party seeking to rely on this clause); and
12.1.10 interruption or failure of utility service.
12.2 If we the company is prevented, hindered or delayed in or from performing any of its obligations under this Agreement by a Force Majeure Event, the Company shall not be in breach of this Agreement or otherwise liable for any such failure or delay in the performance of such obligations. The time for performance of such obligations shall be (where appropriate) extended accordingly.
12.3 For the avoidance of doubt, no monies paid or payable by the customer shall be refunded or obligation to pay released by the company in respect of any Agreement terminated in accordance with this clause