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FCF Terms of Trade

1. Definitions

1.1 "Supplier" means K & J Foster Pty Ltd T/A FCF Fire and Electrical or FCF Fire and Electrical Wide Bay, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of K & J Foster Pty Ltd T/A FCF Fire and Electrical or FCF Fire and Electrical Wide Bay.

1.2 "Client" means the person/s or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of the Client requesting the Supplier to provide the Services as specified in any proposal, quotation, order, invoice or other documentation, and:

  • (a) if there is more than one Client, is a reference to each Client jointly and severally; and
  • (b) if the Client is a part of a Trust, shall be bound in their capacity as a trustee; and
  • (c) includes the Client's executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns.

1.3 "Goods" means all Goods or Services supplied by the Supplier to the Client at the Client's request from time to time (where the context so permits the terms 'Goods' or 'Services' shall be interchangeable for the other).

1.4 "Price" means the Price payable (plus any GST where applicable) for the Goods as agreed between the Supplier and the Client in accordance with clause 5 below.

1.5 "GST" means Goods and Services Tax as defined within the "A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999" (Cth).

2. Acceptance

2.1 The Client is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Client places an order for or accepts delivery of the Goods.

2.2 These terms and conditions may only be amended with the consent of both parties in writing, and shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with any other document or contract between the Client and the Supplier.

2.3 Any advice, recommendation, information, assistance or service provided by the Supplier in relation to the Goods supplied is given in good faith, is based on the Supplier's own knowledge and experience and shall be accepted without liability on the part of the Supplier and it shall be the responsibility of the Client to confirm the accuracy and reliability of the same in light of the use to which the Client makes or intends to make of the Goods.

2.4 In the event that the Supplier is required to provide the Services urgently, that may require the Supplier's staff to work outside normal business hours (including but not limited to working through lunch breaks, weekends and/or Public Holidays) then the Supplier reserves the right to charge the Client additional labour costs (penalty rates will apply), unless otherwise agreed between the Supplier and the Client.

2.5 The Client acknowledges and accepts that:

  • (a) the supply of Goods for accepted orders may be subject to availability and if, for any reason, Goods are not or cease to be available, the
  • Supplier reserves the right to vary the Price with alternative Goods as per clause 5.2, subject to prior confirmation and agreement of both parties. The Supplier also reserves the right to halt all Services until such time as the Supplier and the Client agree to such changes. The Supplier shall not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage the Client suffers due to the Supplier exercising its rights under this clause; and
  • (b) Services are required to be performed at regular test intervals by the Supplier for a two (2) year period. A minimum of thirty (30) days notice is required to change or cancel such agreement.

2.6 Electronic signatures shall be deemed to be accepted by either party providing that the parties have complied with Section 14 of the Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001 or any other applicable provisions of that Act or any Regulations referred to in that Act.

3. Errors and Omissions

3.1 The Client acknowledges and accepts that the Supplier shall, without prejudice, accept no liability in respect of any alleged or actual error(s) and/or omission(s):

  • (a) resulting from an inadvertent mistake made by the Supplier in the formation and/or administration of this contract; and/or
  • (b) contained in/omitted from any literature (hard copy and/or electronic) supplied by the Supplier in respect of the Services.

3.2 In the event such an error and/or omission occurs in accordance with clause 3.1, and is not attributable to the negligence and/or wilful misconduct of the Supplier; the Client shall not be entitled to treat this contract as repudiated nor render it invalid.

4. Change in Control

4.1 The Client shall give the Supplier not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Client and/or any other change in the Client's details (including but not limited to, changes in the Client's name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, change of trustees or business practice). The Client shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Supplier as a result of the Client's failure to comply with this clause.

5. Price and Payment

5.1 At the Supplier's sole discretion, the Price shall be either:

  • (a) as indicated on any invoice provided by the Supplier to the Client; or
  • (b) the Price as at the date of delivery of the Goods according to the Supplier's current price list; or
  • (c) the Supplier's quoted price (subject to clause 5.2) which will be valid for the period stated in the quotation or otherwise for a period of
  • thirty (30) days.

5.2 The Supplier reserves the right to change the Price:

  • (a) if a variation to the Goods which are to be supplied is requested; or
  • (b) if a variation to the Services originally scheduled (including any applicable plans or specifications) is requested; or
  • (c) if during the course of the Services, the Goods are not or cease to be available from the Supplier's third party suppliers, then the Supplier reserves the right to provide alternative Goods; or
  • (d) where additional Services are required due to the discovery of hidden or unidentifiable difficulties (including but not limited to, poor weather conditions, limitations to accessing the site, availability of machinery including unloading or lifting equipment, safety considerations, design change, or prerequisite work by any third party not being completed, etc.) which are only discovered on commencement of the Services; or
  • (e) in the event of increases to the Supplier in the cost of labour or materials which is beyond the Supplier's control.

5.3 Variation will be charged for on the basis of the Supplier's quotation and will be shown as variations on the invoice. The Client shall be required to respond to any variation submitted by the Supplier within ten (10) working days. Failure to do so will entitle the Supplier to add
the cost of the variation to the Price. Payment for all variations must be made in full at the time of their completion.

5.4 At the Supplier's sole discretion, a non-refundable deposit may be required.

5.5 Time for payment for the Goods being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Client on the date/s determined by the Supplier, which may be:

  • (a) on delivery of the Goods;
  • (b) thirty (30) days following the date in which a statement is posted to the Client's address or address for notices;
  • (c) for certain approved Clients, either fourteen (14), thirty (30) or sixty (60) days following the date specified on any invoice or other form as being the date for payment;
  • (d) the date specified on any invoice or other form as being the date for payment; or
  • (e) failing any notice to the contrary, the date which is seven (7) days following the date of any invoice given to the Client by the Supplier.

5.6 Payment may be made by cash, cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, credit card (a surcharge may apply per transaction), or by any other method as agreed to between the Client and the Supplier.

5.7 The Client shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Client by the Supplier nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.

5.8 Unless otherwise stated the Price does not include GST. In addition to the Price, the Client must pay to the Supplier an amount equal to any GST the Supplier must pay for any supply by the Supplier under this or any other contract for the sale of the Goods. The Client must pay
GST, without deduction or set off of any other amounts, at the same time and on the same basis as the Client pays the Price. In addition, the Client must pay any other taxes and duties that may be applicable in addition to the Price except where they are expressly included in the Price.

6. Delivery of Goods

6.1 Delivery ("Delivery") of the Goods is taken to occur at the time that:

  • (a) the Client or the Client's nominated carrier takes possession of the Goods at the Supplier's address; or
  • (b) the Supplier (or the Supplier's nominated carrier) delivers the Goods to the Client's nominated address even if the Client is not present at the address.

6.2 At the Supplier's sole discretion, the cost of delivery is either included in the Price or is in addition to the Price.

6.3 The Supplier may deliver the Goods in separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.

6.4 Any time specified by the Supplier for delivery of the Goods is an estimate only and the Supplier will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Client as a result of delivery being late. However both parties agree that they shall make every endeavour to enable the Goods to be delivered at the time and place as was arranged between both parties. In the event that the Supplier is unable to supply the Goods as agreed solely due to any action or inaction of the Client, then the Supplier shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery and/or storage.

7. Risk

7.1 Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods passes to the Client on Delivery and the Client must insure the Goods on or before Delivery.

7.2 If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Client, the Supplier is entitled to receive all insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by the Supplier is sufficient evidence of the Supplier's rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with the Supplier to make further enquiries.

7.3 If the Client requests the Supplier to leave Goods outside the Supplier's premises for collection or to deliver the Goods to an unattended location, then such Goods shall be left at the Client's sole risk.

7.4 Where the Supplier is required to install the Goods the Client warrants that the structure of the premises or equipment in or upon which these Goods are to be installed or erected is sound and will sustain the installation and work incidental thereto and the Supplier shall not be liable for any claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses howsoever caused or arising in connection with the installation and work incidental thereto.

7.5 In the event that the Supplier discovers asbestos/hazardous materials whilst undertaking any Services the Supplier shall immediately advise the Client of the same and shall be entitled to suspend the Services pending a risk assessment in relation to those materials. The Client shall
be liable for all additional costs (howsoever arising) incurred by the Supplier as a result of the discovery of asbestos/hazardous materials and/or any suspension of Services in relation thereto.

7.6 The Supplier shall be entitled to rely on the accuracy of any plans, specifications and other information provided by the Client. The Client acknowledges and agrees that in the event that any of this information provided by the Client is inaccurate, the Supplier accepts no responsibility for any loss, damages, or costs however resulting from these inaccurate plans, specifications or other information.

7.7 The Client also acknowledges and accepts that:

  • (a) all descriptive specifications, illustrations, drawings, data, dimensions, ratings and weights stated in the Supplier's or manufacturer's fact sheets, price lists or advertising material, are approximate only and are given by way of identification only. The Client shall not be entitled
  • to rely on such information, and any use of such does not constitute a sale by description, and does not form part of the contract, unless expressly stated as such in writing by the Supplier;
  • (b) while the Supplier may have provided information or figures to the Client regarding the performance of the Goods, the Client acknowledges that the Supplier has given these in good faith, and are estimates industry prescribed estimates under optimal operating conditions;
  • (c) where the Client has supplied materials for the Supplier to complete the Services, or existing materials are in place, the Client acknowledges and accepts responsibility for the suitability of purpose, quality and any faults inherent in the materials. The Supplier shall not be responsible for any defects in the Services, any loss or damage to the Goods (or any part thereof), howsoever arising from the use of materials supplied by the Client;
  • (d) the Supplier is only responsible for parts that are replaced by the Supplier and that in the event that other parts/materials, subsequently fail, the Client agrees to indemnify the Supplier against any loss or damage to the materials;
  • (e) in the event that the electrical wiring is required to be re-positioned at the request of any third party contracted by the Client then the Client agrees to notify the Supplier immediately upon any proposed changes. The Client agrees to indemnify the Supplier against any additional costs incurred with such a relocation of electrical wiring. All such variances shall be invoiced in accordance with clause 5.2.
  • (f) the Goods may fade or change colour over time, expand, contract or distort as a result of exposure, heat, and cold temperatures, mark or stain if exposed to certain substances and be damaged or disfigured by impact or scratching;
  • (g) the Supplier shall not be responsible or liable for any defect in other appliances or power points as a coincidence of the Supplier installing the Goods,
  • (h) where the Supplier has performed temporary repairs that:
  •      (i) the Supplier offers no guarantee against the reoccurrence of the initial fault, or any further damage caused; and
  •     (ii) the Supplier will immediately advise the Client of the fault and shall provide the Client with an estimate for the full repair.
  • (i) it is the Client's responsibility to insure any equipment partly or completely installed on site, against theft or damage; and

7.8 The Client accepts that electronic systems, smoke, heat and like detectors installed to / at their premises:

  • (a) are for monitoring and detection purposes and should not be seen as a life saving device;
  • (b) does not guarantee the site will be free from malicious damage or losses caused by attack, break and/or enter; and
  • (c) does not guarantee that the site will be free from any water damage as a result of said equipment being used either in a correct manner or not, or damage or loss caused by fire or smoke.

8. Client's Responsibilities

8.1 Prior to the Supplier commencing the Services the Client must advise the Supplier of the precise location of all services on the site and clearly mark the same. The mains and services the Client must identify include, but are not limited to, electrical services, gas services, sewer services, pumping services, sewer connections, sewer sludge mains, water mains, irrigation pipes, telephone cables, fibre optic cables, oil pumping mains, and any other services that may be on the site. Whilst the Supplier will take all care to avoid damage to any underground services, the Client agrees to indemnify the Supplier in respect of all and any liability claims, loss, damage, costs and fines as a result of damage to services not precisely located and notified as per this clause 8.1.

8.2 It is the Client's responsibility to:

  • (a) ensure that the Supplier has clear and free access to the work site at all times to enable them to deliver the Goods. The Supplier shall not be liable for any loss or damage to the site (including, without limitation, damage to pathways, driveways and concreted or paved or
  • grassed areas) unless due to the negligence of the Supplier;
  • (b) remove any furniture or personal items from the vicinity of the Services, and agrees that the Supplier shall not be liable for any damage caused to those items through the Client's failure to comply with this clause;
  • (c) supply electricity, temporary lighting, toilet, eating and first aid facilities if so required; and
  • (d) ensure that the Goods ordered are suitable for their intended use.

9. Compliance with Laws

9.1 The Client and the Supplier shall comply with the provisions of all statutes, regulations and bylaws of government, local and other public authorities that may be applicable to the Services.

9.2 The Client shall obtain (at the expense of the Client) all licenses and approvals that may be required for the Services.

9.3 The Client agrees that the site will comply with any work health and safety (WHS) laws relating to building/construction sites and any other relevant safety standards or legislation.

9.4 If during the course of installation when the Services are being conducted within and around switchboards that if the same is found defective or deemed to be unsafe by Supplier, then Supplier shall notify the Client immediately. The power, if isolated, will not be re-energised until such time as the existing condition has been rectified and made safe in accordance to the Electrical Safety Regulations. The Client accepts and agrees that any costs associated with the rectification Services including any Goods and labour shall be to the Client's account.

9.5 Any live services or services undertaken near live conductors where it is safe to do so shall be dealt with in accordance with Australian and New Zealand Wiring standards being "Safe working on Low Voltage Electrical Installations, relevant Commonwealth and Statutory Acts and Work Place Regulations". Supplier's live services procedures are designed to eliminate risk of injury to Supplier's employees, damage to the Client's installations and unexpected power disconnections. It may in some cases require disconnection and isolation of the installation to undertake such Services for which additional charges may be applicable. This shall be invoiced in accordance with clause 5.2.

10. Title

10.1 The Supplier and the Client agree that ownership of the Goods shall not pass until:

  • (a) the Client has paid the Supplier all amounts owing to the Supplier; and
  • (b) the Client has met all of its other obligations to the Supplier.

10.2 Receipt by the Supplier of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised.

10.3 It is further agreed that, until ownership of the Goods passes to the Client in accordance with clause 10.1:

  • (a) the Client is only a bailee of the Goods and must return the Goods to the Supplier on request;
  • (b) the Client holds the benefit of the Client's insurance of the Goods on trust for the Supplier and must pay to the Supplier the proceeds of any insurance in the event of the Goods being lost, damaged or destroyed;
  • (c) the Client must not sell, dispose, or otherwise part with possession of the Goods other than in the ordinary course of business and for market value. If the Client sells, disposes or parts with possession of the Goods then the Client must hold the proceeds of any such act
  • on trust for the Supplier and must pay or deliver the proceeds to the Supplier on demand;
  • (d) the Client should not convert or process the Goods or intermix them with other goods but if the Client does so then the Client holds the resulting product on trust for the benefit of the Supplier and must sell, dispose of or return the resulting product to the Supplier as it so directs;
  • (e) the Client irrevocably authorises the Supplier to enter any premises where the Supplier believes the Goods are kept and recover possession of the Goods;
  • (f) the Supplier may recover possession of any Goods in transit whether or not delivery has occurred;
  • (g) the Client shall not charge or grant an encumbrance over the Goods nor grant nor otherwise give away any interest in the Goods while they remain the property of the Supplier;
  • (h) the Supplier may commence proceedings to recover the Price of the Goods sold notwithstanding that ownership of the Goods has not passed to the Client.

11. Personal Property Securities Act 2009 ("PPSA")

11.1 In this clause financing statement, financing change statement, security agreement, and security interest has the meaning given to it by the PPSA.

11.2 Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Client acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA and creates a security interest in all Goods and/or collateral (account) being a monetary obligation of the Client to the Supplier for Services that have previously been supplied and that will be supplied in the future by the Supplier to the Client.

11.3 The Client undertakes to:

  • (a) promptly sign any further documents and/or provide any further information (such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects) which the Supplier may reasonably require to;
  •      (i) register a financing statement or financing change statement in relation to a security interest on the Personal Property Securities Register;
  •      (ii) register any other document required to be registered by the PPSA; or
  •      (iii) correct a defect in a statement referred to in clause 11.3(a)(i) or 11.3(a)(ii);
  • (b) indemnify, and upon demand reimburse, the Supplier for all expenses incurred in registering a financing statement or financing change statement on the Personal Property Securities Register established by the PPSA or releasing any Goods charged thereby;
  • (c) not register a financing change statement in respect of a security interest without the prior written consent of the Supplier;
  • (d) not register, or permit to be registered, a financing statement or a financing change statement in relation to the Goods and/or collateral (account) in favour of a third party without the prior written consent of the Supplier;
  • (e) immediately advise the Supplier of any material change in its business practices of selling the Goods which would result in a change in the nature of proceeds derived from such sales.

11.4 The Supplier and the Client agree that sections 96, 115 and 125 of the PPSA do not apply to the security agreement created by these terms and conditions.

11.5 The Client waives their rights to receive notices under sections 95, 118, 121(4), 130, 132(3)(d) and 132(4) of the PPSA.

11.6 The Client waives their rights as a grantor and/or a debtor under sections 142 and 143 of the PPSA.

11.7 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Supplier, the Client waives their right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 157 of the PPSA.

11.8 The Client must unconditionally ratify any actions taken by the Supplier under clauses 11.3 to 11.5.

11.9 Subject to any express provisions to the contrary (including those contained in this clause 11), nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any of the provisions of the PPSA.

12. Security and Change

12.1 In consideration of the Supplier agreeing to supply the Goods, the Client charges all of its rights, title and interest (whether joint or several) in any land, realty or other assets capable of being charged, owned by the Client either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the
Client of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).

12.2 The Client indemnifies the Supplier from and against all the Supplier's costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis incurred in exercising the Supplier's rights under this clause.

12.3 The Client irrevocably appoints the Supplier and each director of the Supplier as the Client's true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 12 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Client's behalf.

13. Defects, Warranties and Returns, Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)

13.1 The Client must inspect the Goods on delivery and must within seven (7) days of delivery notify the Supplier in writing of any evident defect/damage, shortage in quantity, or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Client must notify any other alleged defect in the
Goods as soon as reasonably possible after any such defect becomes evident. Upon such notification the Client must allow the Supplier to inspect the Goods.

13.2 Under applicable State, Territory and Commonwealth Law (including, without limitation the CCA), certain statutory implied guarantees and warranties (including, without limitation the statutory guarantees under the CCA) may be implied into these terms and conditions (NonExcluded Guarantees).

13.3 The Supplier acknowledges that nothing in these terms and conditions purports to modify or exclude the Non-Excluded Guarantees.

13.4 Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions or in respect of the Non-Excluded Guarantees, the Supplier makes no warranties or other representations under these terms and conditions including but not limited to the quality or suitability of the Goods. The Supplier's
liability in respect of these warranties is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

13.5 If the Client is a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, the Supplier's liability is limited to the extent permitted by section 64A of Schedule 2.

13.6 If the Supplier is required to replace the Goods under this clause or the CCA, but is unable to do so, the Supplier may refund any money the Client has paid for the Goods.

13.7 If the Client is not a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, the Supplier's liability for any defect or damage in the Goods is:

  • (a) limited to the value of any express warranty or warranty card provided to the Client by the Supplier at the Supplier's sole discretion;
  • (b) limited to any warranty to which the Supplier is entitled, if the Supplier did not manufacture the Goods;
  • (c) otherwise negated absolutely.

13.8 Subject to this clause 13, returns will only be accepted provided that:

  • (a) the Client has complied with the provisions of clause 13.1; and
  • (b) the Supplier has agreed that the Goods are defective; and
  • (c) the Goods are returned within a reasonable time at the Client's cost (if that cost is not significant); and
  • (d) the Goods are returned in as close a condition to that in which they were delivered as is possible.

13.9 Notwithstanding clauses 13.1 to 13.8 but subject to the CCA, the Supplier shall not be liable for any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise as a result of:

  • (a) the Client failing to properly maintain or store any Goods;
  • (b) the Client using the Goods for any purpose other than that for which they were designed;
  • (c) the Client continuing the use of any Goods after any defect became apparent or should have become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user;
  • (d) the Client failing to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the Supplier;
  • (e) fair wear and tear, any accident, or act of God.

13.10 The Supplier may in its absolute discretion accept non-defective Goods for return in which case the Supplier may require the Client to pay handling fees of up to ten percent (10%) of the value of the returned Goods plus any freight costs.

13.11 Notwithstanding anything contained in this clause if the Supplier is required by a law to accept a return then the Supplier will only accept a return on the conditions imposed by that law.

13.12 Subject to clause 13.1, customised, or non-stocklist items or Incidental Items made or ordered to the Client's specifications are not acceptable for credit or return.

14. Intellectual Property

14.1 Where the Supplier has designed, drawn or developed Goods for the Client, then the copyright in any designs and drawings and documents shall remain the property of the Supplier. Under no circumstances may such designs, drawings and documents be used without the express
written approval of the Supplier.

14.2 The Client warrants that all designs, specifications or instructions given to the Supplier will not cause the Supplier to infringe any patent, registered design or trademark in the execution of the Client's order and the Client agrees to indemnify the Supplier against any action taken by a third party against the Supplier in respect of any such infringement.

14.3 The Client agrees that the Supplier may (at no cost) use for the purposes of marketing or entry into any competition, any documents, designs, drawings or Goods which the Supplier has created for the Client.

15. Default and Consequences of Default

15.1 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due, until the date of payment, at a rate of two and a half percent (2.5%) per calendar month (and at the Supplier's sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.

15.2 If the Client owes the Supplier any money the Client shall indemnify the Supplier from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Supplier in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, the
Supplier's contract default fee, and bank dishonour fees).

15.3 Further to any other rights or remedies the Supplier may have under this contract, if a Client has made payment to the Supplier, and the transaction is subsequently reversed, the Client shall be liable for the amount of the reversed transaction, in addition to any further costs incurred by the Supplier under this clause 15 where it can be proven that such reversal is found to be illegal, fraudulent or in contravention to the Client's obligations under this contract.

15.4 Without prejudice to the Supplier's other remedies at law the Supplier shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Client which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Supplier shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:

  • (a) any money payable to the Supplier becomes overdue, or in the Supplier's opinion the Client will be unable to make a payment when it
  • falls due;
  • (b) the Client has exceeded any applicable credit limit provided by the Supplier;
  • (c) the Client 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
  • (d) a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Client or any asset of the Client.

16. Cancellation

16.1 Without prejudice to any other remedies the Supplier may have, if at any time the Client is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions the Supplier may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Client. The Supplier will not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage the Client suffers because the Supplier has exercised its rights under this clause.

16.2 The Supplier may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice to the Client. On giving such notice the Supplier shall repay to the Client any money paid by the Client
for the Goods. The Supplier shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.

16.3 In the event that the Client cancels delivery of Goods the Client shall be liable for any and all loss incurred (whether direct or indirect) by the Supplier as a direct result of the cancellation (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits).

16.4 Cancellation of orders for Goods made to the Client's specifications, or for non-stocklist items, will definitely not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.

17. Privacy Act 1988

17.1 The Client agrees for the Supplier to obtain from a credit reporting body (CRB) a credit report containing personal credit information (e.g. name, address, D.O.B, occupation, previous credit applications, credit history) about the Client in relation to credit provided by the Supplier.

17.2 The Client agrees that the Supplier may exchange information about the Client with those credit providers and with related body corporates for the following purposes:

  • (a) to assess an application by the Client; and/or
  • (b) to notify other credit providers of a default by the Client; and/or
  • (c) to exchange information with other credit providers as to the status of this credit account, where the Client is in default with other credit providers; and/or
  • (d) to assess the creditworthiness of the Client including the Client's repayment history in the preceding two (2) years.

17.3 The Client consents to the Supplier being given a consumer credit report to collect overdue payment on commercial credit.

17.4 The Client agrees that personal credit information provided may be used and retained by the Supplier for the following purposes (and for other agreed purposes or required by):

  • (a) the provision of Goods; and/or
  • (b) analysing, verifying and/or checking the Client's credit, payment and/or status in relation to the provision of Goods; and/or
  • (c) processing of any payment instructions, direct debit facilities and/or credit facilities requested by the Client; and/or
  • (d) enabling the collection of amounts outstanding in relation to the Goods.

17.5 The Supplier may give information about the Client to a CRB for the following purposes:

  • (a) to obtain a consumer credit report;
  • (b) allow the CRB to create or maintain a credit information file about the Client including credit history.

17.6 The information given to the CRB may include:

  • (a) personal information as outlined in 17.1 above;
  • (b) name of the credit provider and that the Supplier is a current credit provider to the Client;
  • (c) whether the credit provider is a licensee;
  • (d) type of consumer credit;
  • (e) details concerning the Client's application for credit or commercial credit (e.g. date of commencement/termination of the credit account and the amount requested);
  • (f) advice of consumer credit defaults, overdue accounts, loan repayments or outstanding monies which are overdue by more than sixty (60) days and for which written notice for request of payment has been made and debt recovery action commenced or alternatively that the Client no longer has any overdue accounts and the Supplier has been paid or otherwise discharged and all details surrounding that discharge (e.g. dates of payments);
  • (g) information that, in the opinion of the Supplier, the Client has committed a serious credit infringement;
  • (h) advice that the amount of the Client's overdue payment is equal to or more than one hundred and fifty dollars ($150).

17.7 The Client shall have the right to request (by e-mail) from the Supplier:

  • (a) a copy of the information about the Client retained by the Supplier and the right to request that the Supplier correct any incorrect information; and
  • (b) that the Supplier does not disclose any personal information about the Client for the purpose of direct marketing.

17.8 The Supplier will destroy personal information upon the Client's request (by e-mail) or if it is no longer required unless it is required in order to fulfil the obligations of this contract or is required to be maintained and/or stored in accordance with the law.

17.9 The Client can make a privacy complaint by contacting the Supplier via e-mail. The Supplier will respond to that complaint within seven (7) days of receipt and will take all reasonable steps to make a decision as to the complaint within thirty (30) days of receipt of the complaint. In
the event that the Client is not satisfied with the resolution provided, the Client can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au.

18. Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017

18.1 At the Supplier's sole discretion, if there are any disputes or claims for unpaid Goods and/or Services then the provisions of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 may apply.

18.2 Nothing in this contract is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any applicable provisions of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 of Queensland, except to the extent permitted by the Act where applicable.

19. Service of Notices

19.1 Any written notice given under this contract shall be deemed to have been given and received:

  • (a) by handing the notice to the other party, in person;
  • (b) by leaving it at the address of the other party as stated in this contract;
  • (c) by sending it by registered post to the address of the other party as stated in this contract;
  • (d) if sent by facsimile transmission to the fax number of the other party as stated in this contract (if any), on receipt of confirmation of the transmission;
  • (e) if sent by email to the other party's last known email address.

19.2 Any notice that is posted shall be deemed to have been served, unless the contrary is shown, at the time when by the ordinary course of post, the notice would have been delivered.

20. Trusts

20.1 If the Client at any time upon or subsequent to entering in to the contract is acting in the capacity of trustee of any trust ("Trust") then whether or not the Supplier may have notice of the Trust, the Client covenants with the Supplier as follows:

  • (a) the contract extends to all rights of indemnity which the Client now or subsequently may have against the Trust and the trust fund;
  • (b) the Client has full and complete power and authority under the Trust to enter into the contract and the provisions of the Trust do not purport to exclude or take away the right of indemnity of the Client against the Trust or the trust fund. The Client will not release the right of indemnity or commit any breach of trust or be a party to any other action which might prejudice that right of indemnity.
  • (c) the Client will not without consent in writing of the Supplier (the Supplier will not unreasonably withhold consent), cause, permit, or suffer to happen any of the following events;
  •      (i) the removal, replacement or retirement of the Client as trustee of the Trust;
  •      (ii) any alteration to or variation of the terms of the Trust;
  •      (iii) any advancement or distribution of capital of the Trust; or
  •      (iv) any resettlement of the trust property.

21. General

21.1 The failure by either party to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect that party's right to subsequently enforce that provision. If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.

21.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of Queensland, the state in which the Supplier has its principal place of business, and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Hervey Bay Courts in Queensland.

21.3 Subject to clause 13, the Supplier shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Client for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Client arising out of a breach by the Supplier of these terms and conditions (alternatively the Supplier's liability shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods).

21.4 The Supplier may licence and/or assign all or any part of its rights and/or obligations under this contract without the Client's consent.

21.5 The Client cannot licence or assign without the written approval of the Supplier.

21.6 The Supplier may elect to subcontract out any part of the Services but shall not be relieved from any liability or obligation under this contract by so doing. Furthermore, the Client agrees and understands that they have no authority to give any instruction to any of the Supplier's sub-Suppliers without the authority of the Supplier.

21.7 The Client agrees that the Supplier may amend these terms and conditions by notifying the Client in writing. These changes shall be deemed to take effect from the date on which the Client accepts such changes, or otherwise at such time as the Client makes a further request for the Supplier to provide Goods to the Client.

21.8 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.

21.9 Both parties warrant that they have the power to enter into this contract and have obtained all necessary authorisations to allow them to do so, they are not insolvent and that this contract creates binding and valid legal obligations on them.

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