Sales Terms & Conditions – AW Vater & Co

1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1  "Act  of  God" means any act of nature (including, fire, flood, earthquake, storm,  hurricane  or  other  natural  disaster),  war,  invasion,  act  of  foreign enemies,  hostilities  (whether  war  is  declared  or  not),  civil  war,  rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labour dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity or a telecommunications service and any other similar act which is beyond the reasonable control of a party.

1.2  "Business Day" means Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm except public holidays.

1.3  “Buyer” shall mean the person who orders or purchases any Goods or  Services from the Seller

1.4  “Click and Collect” shall mean an option chosen for the collection of Goods ordered from a nominated AW Vater & Co store.

1.5 “Goods” shall mean goods supplied by the Seller to the Buyer.

1.6 “GST” means the Goods and Services Tax as defined in A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth) as amended;

1.7  “Guarantor” means the person (or persons), or entity who agrees to be liable for the obligations of the Buyer as guarantor.

1.8 “PPSA” means the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) as amended.

1.9  “Price” shall mean the price of the Goods and Services as agreed between the Seller and the Buyer subject to clause 4 of this Agreement

1.10  “Seller” shall mean AW Vater & Co, A.B.N. 26 261 514 150

1.11 “Services” shall mean all services supplied by the Seller to the Buyer and includes any advice or recommendations.

1.12  "this Agreement" means the agreement between the Seller and the Buyer on the terms of this document

1.13  In the interpretation of this Agreement unless the contrary intention appears:

(a) the words "includes" or "including" will not limit whatever follows;

(b)  a reference to a person includes a reference to a corporation firm association or other entity, and vice versa; the singular includes the plural and vice versa; a reference to any gender includes a reference to all other genders;

(c)  a reference to any legislation includes a reference to any modification or re-enactment;

(d)  an obligation upon two or more persons is borne by them jointly and severally; and

(e)  where an expression is defined, another part of speech or grammatical form of that expression has a corresponding meaning.

2. Acceptance

2.1  Without limiting the way in which the Buyer may become bound by this Agreement, the Buyer will become bound by this Agreement by placing an order with the Seller for the supply of Goods or Services or by the Buyer signing a copy of this Agreement.

2.2  Where more than one Buyer has entered into this agreement, the Buyers shall be jointly and severally liable for their obligations under this Agreement.

2.3  None of the Seller’s agents or representatives are authorised to make an representations, statements, conditions or agreements not expressed by a senior manager of the Seller in writing nor is the Seller bound by any such unauthorised statements.

2.4  The Buyer undertakes to give the Seller not less than fourteen (14) days advance written notice of any proposed change in the Buyer’s name and/or any other change in the Buyer’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Buyer’s address, contact numbers, or business practice).

3. Ordered Goods

3.1  The Goods and Services to be supplied by the Seller are as described on the invoices, quotation, work authorisation or any other work commencement forms as provided by the Seller to the Buyer.

3.2  The Seller may in its sole discretion refuse to supply part or all of any order of Goods placed by the Buyer.

3.3  Orders can only  be cancelled if the Buyer notifies the Seller in writing 24 hour before Goods have been collated to be dispatched and or before Goods have been ordered on supplier. 

3.4  Export orders which fail to meet the minimum export order value specified by the Seller from time to time will be subject to the Seller's then current administration fee.

4. Price and Payment

4.1   At the Seller’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:

(a)  as indicated on invoices provided by the Seller to the Buyer in respect of Goods or Services supplied; or

(b)  the Seller’s current Price, at the date of delivery of the Goods or Services, according to the Seller’s current Price list; or

(c)  Seller’s quoted Price (subject to clause 4.2) which shall be binding upon the Seller provided that the Buyer shall accept in writing the Seller’s quotation within forteen (14) days.

4.2  The Seller may by written notice to the Buyer at any time up to thirty (30) days before delivery increase the Price of the Goods or Services to reflect any increase in the cost to the Seller beyond the reasonable control of the Seller (including, without limitation, foreign exchange fluctuations, taxes and duties and the cost of labour, materials and other manufacturing costs).  The Buyer will have 3 Business Days from the receipt of such notice to cancel the order for the Goods or Services by written notice to the Seller.  If the Buyer fails to provide such cancellation notice then the Buyer is deemed to have accepted the Price increase.

4.3  Time for payment for the Goods and Services shall be of the essence and will be stated on the invoice, quotation or in any other order forms.  If any credit is granted by the Seller then payment will be as specified in the terms of the grant of credit.  If no time is stated then payment shall be on delivery of the Goods or Services.  If any of the forgoing may impose more than one due date for a payment on the Buyer, then the earliest due date will prevail.

4.4  The Seller may in its discretion withhold delivery of the Goods or Services until the Buyer has paid for them, in which event payment shall be made before the delivery date.

4.5  At  the  Seller’s sole  discretion,  payment  may be  due  at  date  of  agreement unless otherwise agreed standard payment terms are 25 days from end of month of purchase.

4.6  Payment will be made by cheque, bank cheque, E.F.T; payment by Paypal and credit card which may be subject to a 1.5% surcharge  or by any other method as agreed to between the Buyer and the Seller. The Buyer can reserve the right to not accept credit card or paypal payment for specific Goods.

4.7  Unless specified to the contrary on any quote, invoice or order form, the Price shall be deemed to be exclusive of any GST and any other taxes, duties, levies, withholdings, government ordinances and related fines, penalties or interest payable by Seller in respect of the supply of the Goods or Services ("Taxes"). The Buyer will indemnify the Seller in respect of such Taxes and will at the same time as paying the Price to the Seller, pay the Seller the amount of such Taxes.

4.8  All our prices are in Australian dollars (AUD) and exclude GST (Goods and services tax) as of January 1, 2014, unless otherwise stated.  Product prices are regularly updated where price changes are received from our suppliers.  If you find a cheaper advertised prices somewhere else, email or phone us with the details of the supplier together with prices of the product required and we will endeavor to provide you with a more competitive price.

4.9  The total cost of your order will be inclusive of shipping charges.   Shipping costs are based on the size and weight of your product and your location.  Shipping costs are calculated in the shopping cart and will be added to the order total before checkout.

5. Delivery / Collection Of Goods and Services

5.1  Delivery of the Goods shall be made to the Buyer’s address as indicated by the Buyer to Seller at the time of placing the order for the Goods. The Buyer shall  make  all  arrangements  necessary  to  take  delivery  of  the  Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery.  If the Buyer fails to make such arrangements then, at the Seller's discretion, delivery of the Goods shall be made to the Buyer at the Seller’s address.

5.2  Delivery of the Goods to a carrier, either named by the Buyer or failing such naming to a carrier at the discretion of the Seller for the purpose of transmission to the Buyer, is deemed to be a delivery of the Goods to the Buyer.

5.3  The Seller may deliver the Goods and Services by separate instalments (in accordance with the agreed delivery schedule). Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

5.4  Delivery of the Goods or Services to a third party nominated by the Buyer is deemed to be delivery to the Buyer for the purposes of this Agreement.

5.5  The failure of the Seller to deliver shall not entitle either party to treat this Agreement as repudiated by the Seller.

5.6  The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever due to failure  by  the  Seller  to  deliver  the  Goods  or  Services  (or  any  of  them) promptly or at all.

5.7  The Buyer shall be responsible for insuring the Goods whilst they are in transit from the Seller to the Buyer until the time that the Seller delivers the Goods to the Buyer as determined under this clause.

5.8  Delivery and provision of any Services will take place on dates and times separately agreed between the parties.

5.9  We deliver products throughout Australia using a range of shipping methods.  Shipping costs are based on the size and weight of your product and your location.  Shipping costs are calculated in the shopping cart and will be added to the order total before checkout.  Orders are dispatched on the next business day and shipping times are estimated at between 1-10 business days depending on your location in Australia.

5.10 Where the Buyer has selected “Click and Collect” for collection of Goods from specified store the Seller will have Goods available for collection within 4-24 working hours unless otherwise stated.

5.11  We endeavor to make sure that all products shown on our website are currently in stock and pricing is true and correct.  In the event that an ordered item is not available, or we are unable to fulfill your order, we will notify you within 2 business days to notify you of the expected delivery timeframe or arrange an agreeable alternative.

6. Risk

6.1  All risk for the Goods passes to the Buyer on delivery as determined under clause 5.

6.2  If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed prior to property in them passing to the Buyer (as determined under clause  12), the Seller is entitled, without prejudice to any of its other rights or remedies under this Agreement (including the right to receive payment of the balance of the Price for the Goods),  to  receive  all  insurance  proceeds  payable  for  the  Goods.  This applies whether or not the Price has become payable under this Agreement. The production of this Agreement by the Seller is sufficient evidence of the Seller’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with the Seller to make further enquiries.

7. Liability and representations

7.1  The Buyer acknowledges that it has undertaken its own inspections and made its own independent enquiries in reaching its decision to purchase the Goods and/or Services.

7.2  The Buyer agrees that it will not make any representations about the Goods, Services or the Seller to the Buyer’s customers or any other third party without obtaining the prior written consent of the Seller.

7.3  The Buyer acknowledges that the Seller has not made and will not make any express or implied warranties in relation to the Goods, Services or other goods or services provided under this Agreement other than those contained in this Agreement.  Subject to clauses 7.6 and 7.7 any term that would be implied into this Agreement, including without limitation any condition or warranty, is hereby excluded.

7.4  The Buyer agrees that the Seller shall not be liable in respect of any claim by the  Buyer  (whether  contractual,  tortious,  statutory  or  otherwise)  for  any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages or injury including, but not limited to, any loss of profits, contracts, revenue or data arising out of or in connection with the provision of the Goods, Services and/or any other goods or services under this Agreement and whether as a result of any breach, default, negligence or otherwise by the Seller.

7.5 Subject to clauses 7.6 and 7.7, the maximum liability of the Buyer for any and all breaches of this Agreement will be capped at the amount of the Price previously paid by the Buyer to the Seller under this Agreement.

7.6  In the event that the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (or analogous legislation) applies to this Agreement and permits the limitation of liability for breach of warranty implied by statute into this Agreement, the liability of the Seller is limited, at the option of the Seller, to:

(a)  in the case of goods (including the Goods), any one or more of the following:

    (i)     the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;

    (ii)  the repair of the goods;

    (iii)  the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods;  and

    (iv)  the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.

(b)  in the case of services (including the Services):

    (i)     the supplying of the services again; or

    (ii)    the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

7.7 Any of the terms and conditions contained herein which limit or exclude any term, condition or warranty, express or implied, or the liability of the Seller shall apply to the extent permitted by law and shall not be construed as excluding, qualifying or limiting the Buyer’s statutory rights or remedies arising by virtue of the breach of any implied term of this Agreement where such exclusion, qualification or limitation would be prohibited by statute.

8. Defects / Returns

8.1  The Buyer shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within ten (10) days of  delivery  notify  the  Seller  of  any  alleged  defect,  shortage  in  quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote.  The Buyer shall afford the Seller an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Buyer believes the Goods are defective in any way.  If the Buyer shall fail to comply with these provisions, the Goods shall be conclusively presumed to be delivered in accordance with this Agreement and free from any defect or damage.

8.2  For defective Goods, which the Seller has agreed in writing that the Buyer is entitled to reject, the Seller’s liability, in addition to any limitation under clause 7,  is  limited  to  either  (at  the  Seller’s  discretion)  replacing  the  Goods  or repairing the Goods provided that:

(a)  the Buyer has complied with the provisions of clause 8.1;

(b)  the Goods are returned in accordance with  procedures specified by the Seller from time to time;

(c)  the Seller will not be liable for Goods which have not been stored or used in a proper manner; and

(d)  the Goods are returned in the condition in which they were delivered and with all packaging material, brochures and instruction material in as new condition as is reasonably possible in the circumstances.

8.3  For change of mind, the buyer may return goods which are not outlined below within 10 days and the seller will offer a refund, exchange or credit note. Provided the buyer has complied with the provisions of clause 8.1.

(a)  Goods which are not eligible for return are:

    (i)     Goods which are to be stored below 30 degrees room temperature, which is in accordance to the manufactures instructions. This is to ensure buyers that the seller has complied with storage instructions.

    (ii)  Goods which are not the property of the seller and come under a supplier agency agreement.

    (iii)  Special orders of non-stocked goods, including seed. If the goods are no longer required, the order must be cancelled before goods are released or customisation begins from the supplier.

8.4  The Seller may (in its discretion) accept or reject the Goods for a credit or return.  Any credit or return agreed to by the Seller may incur a restocking fee of $50 or 15% of the value of the returned Goods (whichever is the greater) plus any freight.   The Seller may (without limiting its discretion) refuse to return or credit Goods which are made to a special order, Buyer specification or Goods which are non-catalogue items.

9. Warranty

9.1  Subject to the conditions of warranty set out in clause 9.2, the Seller warrants that if any defect in any workmanship of the Seller becomes apparent and is reported to the Seller within the warranty period as stipulated by the Seller at the time of sale   then the Seller will either (at the Seller’s sole discretion) repair the defect or remedy the workmanship.

9.2  The conditions applicable to the warranty given by clause 9.1 are:

(a)  The warranty shall not cover any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise through:

    (i)  failure on the part of the Buyer to properly maintain any Goods;

    (ii)  failure on the part of the Buyer to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the Seller in respect of the Goods;

    (iii)  any use of any Goods otherwise than for any application specified on a quote or order form or as specified by the Seller from time to time;

    (iv)  the continued use of any Goods after any defect becomes apparent or would have    become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user;

    (v)  fair wear and tear, any accident or Act of God.

(b)  The warranty shall cease and the Seller shall thereafter in no circumstances be liable under the terms of the warranty if the Goods are repaired, altered or overhauled by the Buyer without the Seller’s written consent.

(c)   In respect of all warranty claims the Seller shall not be liable to compensate the  Buyer  for  any  delay  in  either  replacing  or  repairing  the workmanship/Goods or in properly assessing the Buyer’s claim.

9.3  For Goods not manufactured by the Seller, the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Goods.  The Seller shall not be bound by nor responsible for any term, condition, representation or warranty given by the manufacturer of the Goods.

10. Intellectual Property

10.1  The Buyer acknowledges that it has no proprietary right or interest in the Intellectual Property

10.2 The Buyer must not register or record or attempt to register or record anywhere in the world the Intellectual Property or any part thereof nor any patents, inventions. Trade marks or designs derived from or similar to it, nor aid or abet anyone else in doing so.

10.3 The Buyer must not at any time create, sell. Manufacture or process any products using or taking advantage of the Intellectual Property.

10.4 Any Intellectual Property provided to the Buyer by the Seller in connection with the goods or services remains the exclusive property of the Seller and must be returned to the Seller on demand. The Buyer must not copy nor communicate the Intellectual Property to any third party without the Seller’s express prior written consent.

11. Default & Consequences Of Default

11.1  Interest on overdue amounts shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due until the date of payment at a rate of 1.25% compounding per calendar month.  To be applied at sellers digression.

11.2  If the Buyer defaults in payment of any amounts when due, the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller from and against all of the Seller’s costs and disbursements arising from such default including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis and in addition all of the Seller’s nominees costs of collection.

11.3  Without prejudice to any other remedies the Seller may have, if at any time the Buyer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment), the Seller may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods and Services to the Buyer and any of its other obligations under this Agreement.  The Seller will not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage the Buyer suffers because the Seller exercised its rights under this clause.

11.4  In the event that:

(a)  any money payable to the Seller becomes overdue, or in the Seller’s opinion the Buyer will be unable to meet its payments as they fall due; or

(b)  the  Buyer  becomes  insolvent,  convenes  a  meeting  with  its  creditors  or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or

(c)  a receiver, manager, administrator, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Buyer or any asset of the Buyer, then without prejudice to the Seller’s other remedies at law:

    (i)  the Seller shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Buyer which remains unperformed in addition to and without prejudice to any other remedies; and

    (ii)   all amounts owing to the Seller shall, whether or not due for payment, immediately become payable in addition to the interest payable under clause 11.1 hereof.

12. Passing of Property

12.1 Until the Seller receives full payment in cleared funds for all goods and services supplied by it to the Buyer, as well as all other amounts owing to the Seller by the Buyer:

(a) title and property in all goods remains vested in the Seller and does not pass to the Buyer;

(b) the Buyer must hold the goods as fiduciary bailee and agent for the Seller;

(c) the Buyer must keep the goods separate from its own goods and maintain the Seller’s labeling and packaging;

(d) the Buyer must hold the proceeds of any sale of the goods on trust for the Seller in a separate account with a bank to whom the Buyer has not given security however failure to do so will not affect the Buyer’s obligation to deal with the proceeds as trustee;

(e) in addition to its rights under the PPSA, the Seller may without notice, enter any premises where it suspects the goods are and remove them, notwithstanding that they may have been attached to other goods not the property of the Seller, and for this purpose the Buyer irrevocably licences the Seller to enter such premises and also indemnifies the Seller form and against all costs, claims, demands or actions by any party arising from such action.

13. Personal Property Securities Act

13.1 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these Terms, the PPSA applies to these Terms, the PPSA applies to these Terms.

13.2 For the purposes of the PPSA:

(a) terms used in this clause 7 that are defined in the PPSA have the same meaning as in the PPSA

(b) these Terms are a security agreement and the Seller has a Purchase Money Security Interest in all present and future goods supplied by the Seller to the Buyer and the proceeds of the goods;

(c) the security interest is a continuing interest irrespective of whether there are monies or obligations owing by the Buyer at any particular time:

(d) the Seller has, where applicable, an agricultural PMSI in relation to the goods supplied by the Seller to the Buyer; and

(e) the Buyer must do whatever is necessary in order to five a valid security interest over the goods and their proceeds which is able to be registered by the Seller on the Personal Property Securities Register

13.3 The security interest arising under this clause 7 attaches to the goods when the goods are collected or dispatched from the Seller’s premises and not at any later time.

13.4 Where permitted by the PPSA, the Buyer waives any rights to receive the notifications, verifications, disclosures or other documentation specified under sections 95, 118, 121(4), 130, 132(30(d), 132(4), 135 and 157 of the PPSA.

13.5 The Seller and the Buyer agree to contract out of and nothing in the provisions of sections 96, 125, 129, 142 and 143 of the PPSA will apply to these Terms.

13.6 To the extent permitted by the PPSA, the Buyer agrees that:

(a) the provisions of Chapter 4 of the PPSA which are for the benefit of the Buyer or which place obligations on the Seller will apply only to the extent that they are mandatory or the Seller agrees to their application in writing; and

(b) where the Seller has rights in addition to those in Chapter 4 of the PPSA, those rights will continue to apply.

13.7 The Buyer must immediately upon the Seller’s request:

(a) do all things and execute all documents necessary to give effect to the security interest created under this Agreement; and

(b) procure from any person considered by the Seller to be relevant to its security position such agreements and waivers (including as equivalent to those above) as the Seller may at any time require.

13.8 The Seller may allocate amounts received from the Buyer in any manner the Seller determines, including in any manner required to preserve any Purchase Money Security Interest or any Agricultural PMSI it has in goods supplied by the Seller.

14. Cancellation

The Seller may terminate this Agreement or cancel delivery of Goods to the Buyer at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever arising from such cancellation.

15. Guarantee

The Buyer agrees to procure that the Guarantor(s) specified by the Seller provide a guarantee and indemnity in favour of the Seller, for the purposes of securing performance of the Buyer's obligations hereunder on such terms as are specified by the Seller.

16. Credit reporting

The Buyer agrees to sign, and to procure any Guarantor(s) to sign, any consents or other forms required by the Seller under which it will consent, amongst other things, to the Seller obtaining credit information about the Buyer or Guarantor(s), providing a credit report in relation to the Buyer or Guarantor(s)   or   exchanging   credit   information   about   the   Buyer Or Guarantor(s) to third parties.

17. General

17.1  If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.

17.2  This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Victoria and the parties consent to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the State of Victoria and their Courts of appeal.

17.3  The Buyer shall not set off against the Price amounts due from the Seller to the Buyer.

17.4  The Seller may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations under this Agreement without the Buyer’s consent.

17.5  The Seller reserves the right to review the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time and from time to time.  If, following any such review, there is to be any change in such terms and conditions, that change will take effect from the date on which the Seller notifies the Buyer of such change.

17.6  Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any Act of God.  An Act of God however will not relieve or postpone any obligation to pay moneys due hereunder.

17.7  A waiver of any right or power under this Agreement will only be valid if given in writing by the party granting the waiver.

17.8  This Agreement supersedes all prior representations, arrangements and agreements between the parties in relation to its subject matter and forms the entire agreement between the parties.

17.9  Each provision of this Agreement capable of having effect after termination shall survive termination of this Agreement and shall not merge on such termination.

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