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Apollo Scientific Standard Terms and Conditions

 

The buyer’s attention is in particular drawn to the provisions of condition 8.4.

1. INTERPRETATION

1.1 The definitions and rules of interpretation in this condition apply in these conditions.

Buyer: the person, firm or company who purchases the Goods from the Company.

Company: Apollo Scientific Limited of Whitefield Road, Bredbury, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 2QR.

Contract: any contract between the Company and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of the Goods, incorporating these conditions.

Delivery Point: the place where delivery of the Goods is to take place under Condition 3.

Goods:  any goods agreed in the Contract to be supplied to the Buyer by the Company (including any part or parts of them).

1.2 A reference to a particular law is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being taking account of any amendment, extension, application or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.

2. APPLICATION OF TERMS

2.1 Subject to any variation under condition 2.2 the Contract shall be on these conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which the Buyer purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document).

2.2 These conditions apply to all the Company’s sales and any variation to these conditions and any representations about the Goods shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and signed by a director of the Company. The Buyer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of the Company which is not set out in the Contract. 

3. DELIVERY

3.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Company, delivery of the Goods shall take place at the Company’s place of business.

3.2 Any dates specified by the Company for delivery of the Goods are intended to be an estimate and time for delivery shall not be made of the essence by notice. If no dates are so specified, delivery shall be within a reasonable time.

3.3 Subject to the other provisions of these conditions the Company shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and similar loss), costs, damages, charges or expenses caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the delivery of the Goods (even if caused by the Company’s negligence), nor shall any delay entitle the Buyer to terminate or rescind the Contract unless such delay exceeds 180 days. 

3.4 If for any reason the Buyer fails to accept delivery of any of the Goods when they are ready for delivery, or the Company is unable to deliver the Goods on time because the Buyer has not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licences or authorisations:

(a) risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer (including for loss or damage caused by the Company’s negligence); 

(b) the Goods shall be deemed to have been delivered; and 

(c) the Company may store the Goods until delivery, whereupon the Buyer shall be liable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance).

3.5 Return shipments will NOT be accepted unless we have given prior permission and complete shipping instructions. Returns may be subject to a restocking fee, this is reviewed on a case by case basis.

4. NON-DELIVERY

4.1 The Company shall not be liable for any non-delivery of Goods (even if caused by the Company’s negligence) unless the Buyer gives written notice to the Company of the non-delivery within 30 days of the date when the Goods would in the ordinary course of events have been received.

4.2 Any liability of the Company for non-delivery of the Goods shall be limited to replacing the Goods within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro rata Contract rate against any invoice raised for such Goods.

5. RISK/TITLE

5.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Company, the Goods are at the risk of the Buyer from the time of delivery. 

5.2 Ownership of the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Company has received in full (in cash or cleared funds) all sums due to it in respect of:

(a) the Goods; and

(b) all other sums which are or which become due to the Company from the Buyer on any account.

5.3 Until ownership of the Goods has passed to the Buyer, the Buyer shall:

(a) hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Company’s bailee;

(b) store the Goods (at no cost to the Company) separately from all other goods of the Buyer or any third party in such a way that they remain readily identifiable as the Company’s property;

(c) not destroy, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods; and

(d) maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured on the Company’s behalf for their full price against all risks to the reasonable satisfaction of the Company. On request the Buyer shall produce the policy of insurance to the Company.

5.4 The Company shall be entitled to recover payment for the Goods notwithstanding that ownership of any of the Goods has not passed from the Company.

5.5 The Buyer grants the Company, its agents and employees an irrevocable licence at any time to enter any premises where the Goods are or may be stored in order to inspect them, or, where the Buyer’s right to possession has terminated, to recover them. 

6. PRICE

6.1 The price for the Goods shall be exclusive of any value added tax and all costs or charges in relation to packaging, loading, unloading, carriage and insurance, all of which amounts the Buyer shall pay in addition when it is due to pay for the Goods.

6.2 For export orders there maybe a charge of up to £15.00 to cover export documentation, packaging and other sundry charges. Further to this for export orders of hazardous chemicals there may be an additional charge of £20.00 for documentation and special packaging. All bank charges in making payment to our account are to be pre-paid. We reserve the right to re-charge any bank changes in connection with any shortfall to our account.

7. PAYMENT

7.1 Subject to condition 7.4, payment of the price for the Goods is due on the last working day of the month following the month in which the Goods are delivered or deemed to be delivered. 

7.2 Time for payment shall be of the essence.

7.3 No payment shall be deemed to have been received until the Company has received cleared funds.

7.4 All payments payable to the Company under the Contract shall become due immediately on its termination despite any other provision.

7.5 The Buyer shall make all payments due under the Contract in full without any deduction whether by way of set-off, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise.

7.6 If the Buyer fails to pay the Company any sum due pursuant to the Contract, the Buyer shall be liable to pay interest to the Company on such sum from the due date for payment at a rate of 2% above the base lending rate from time to time of Bank of Scotland per month, accruing on a daily basis until payment is made, whether before or after any judgment. 

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

8.1 Subject to conditions 3 and 4 the following provisions set out the entire financial liability of the Company (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors) to the Buyer in respect of:

(a) any breach of these conditions;

(b) any use made or resale by the Buyer of any of the Goods, or of any product incorporating any of the Goods; and 

(c) any representation, statement or tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with the Contract.

8.2 All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law (save for the conditions implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979) are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

8.3 Nothing in these conditions excludes or limits the liability of the Company:  

(a) for death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence; or

(b) under section 2(3), Consumer Protection Act 1987; or

(c) for any matter which it would be illegal for the Company to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability; or

(d) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

8.4 Subject to Condition 8.2 and Condition 8.3:

(a) the Company’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to the Contract price; and

(b) the Company shall not be liable to the Buyer for any pure economic loss, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise, in each case whether direct, indirect or consequential, or any claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the Contract.

9. GENERAL

9.1 Each right or remedy of the Company under the Contract is without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company whether under the Contract or not.

9.2 If any provision of the Contract is found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable it shall to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness be deemed severable and the remaining provisions of the Contract and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect.

9.3 Failure or delay by the Company in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the Contract shall not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under the Contract.

9.4 Any waiver by the Company of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Contract by the Buyer shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other terms of the Contract.

9.5 The parties to the Contract do not intend that any term of the Contract shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.

9.6 The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects of the Contract shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

10. PATENTS

10.1 Apollo Scientific’s products may be covered by use or application patents. Apollo Scientific does not warrant that the use or sale of the products delivered hereunder will not infringe the claims of any United Kingdom or foreign patent or patent application covering the product itself or the use thereof in combination with other products or in the operation of any process. The buyer is responsible for any patent infringement resulting from his use of our products.

11. TSCA

Many chemicals listed within our database are experimental and, therefore, not listed on the epa’s toxic substances control act (tsca) inventory. Buyer acknowledges that apollo scientific’s products are sold solely for research and development, and that he/she will use the products in accordance with all applicable government regulations including, but not limited to those described within.

Buyer acknowledges that he is familiar with the provision of the tsca exemption for research and development found in 40 cfr 720.36.

Buyer agrees to notify apollo scientific in writing if his/her use of apollo scientific’s products is for manufacturing as defined in the tsca. Buyer further agrees not to use apollo scientific’s products in manufacturing unless and until buyer and apollo scientific have ascertained that the product is listed in the tsca inventory list or that a premanufacturing notification has been filed and approved by the united states environmental protection agency.

All products from apollo scientific ltd are sold for r&d purposes only.