These Terms and Conditions explain the basis under which the Seller wishes to sell and the Buyer wishes to buy the Goods for the price described at clause 4.
The Buyer should read these Terms and Conditions very carefully to make sure that they understand what is agreed.
In these Terms and Conditions, the following words and phrases have the following meanings:
‘Buyer’: the person or company purchasing the Goods
‘Commercial Unit’: a unit of Goods which cannot be divided without reducing its overall value or damaging the character of the unit
‘Confirmation of Acceptance’: the Seller’s confirmation that the Buyer’s order has been accepted and a binding agreement has been formed for the supply of Goods
‘Goods’: the items that the Buyer is purchasing
‘the Parties’: the Buyer and the Seller
‘Party’: either one of the Buyer or the Seller
‘Seller’: the person or company selling the Goods
‘Terms and Conditions’: this document detailing the rights and responsibilities of the Parties
2.1 The Seller is under a legal duty to supply Goods which are:
2.1.1 of satisfactory quality;
2.1.2 fit for purpose; and
2.1.3 as described by the Seller.
3.1 By ordering the Goods from the Seller, the Buyer makes an offer to buy the Goods for the price given by the Seller. There is no binding contract between the Parties at the time when the order is made.
3.2 The Seller will contact the Buyer by email to tell the Buyer when the Goods have been dispatched. This Confirmation of Acceptance is the Seller’s acceptance of the Buyer’s order. When the Confirmation of Acceptance is received there will be a binding contract between the Parties in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The binding contract will only be for the Goods that are included in the Confirmation of Acceptance. It may not cover all the Goods the Buyer ordered, for example if stock is unavailable.
4.1 Occasionally, the Seller’s prices may change between the date of the order and the date of the Seller’s Confirmation of Acceptance. Reasons for a price change include, but are not limited to, a change in the amount that the Seller is charged by their supplier(s) or a change in the VAT rate. What happens when the price changes depends on whether the new price is lower or higher than the price originally given:
4.1.1 if the new price is lower than that originally given, the Seller will charge the lower price and dispatch the Goods;
4.1.2 if the new price is higher than that originally given, the Seller will either cancel the order or contact the Buyer to confirm whether they would prefer to cancel or pay the higher price for the Goods.
4.2 Without prejudice to any other legal right or remedy:
4.2.1 if any agreed payment is not received by the Seller by the due date, the Seller can charge interest on the outstanding sum or sums. Interest will be charged at 4% per annum above the Bank of England base rate, accruing daily from the due date until payment is made;
4.2.2 if the amounts not paid to the Seller when due total 10% or more of the total value of the Goods, the Seller is entitled to suspend performance until such time as the outstanding payments are made; and
4.2.3 the Buyer will not refuse to pay any amount which is owed to the Seller where there is only a minor or inconsequential defect in the Goods.
5.1 The Seller will arrange for the Goods to be delivered to the Buyer. Delivery will be attempted to the address given by the Buyer for the purpose.
5.2 Dates or times for the delivery of the Goods given by the Seller are estimates and cannot be relied on as definitive. The Goods will be delivered within an estimated 3 from the date of the Seller’s Confirmation of Acceptance. Delivery for the purposes of this clause includes attempted delivery at the delivery address given by the Buyer.
5.3 If the Buyer or anyone nominated by the Buyer to take delivery of the Goods fails to take delivery when it is attempted, the Seller may charge the Buyer any costs incurred for storage and redelivery as a result.
5.4 The Goods may be delivered directly from the manufacturer or the Seller’s supplier and may be delivered in instalments.
5.5 The Seller only delivers to the mainland United Kingdom.
6.1 The Goods will be at the Seller’s risk until delivered either to the Buyer or otherwise at the Buyer’s direction.
6.2 The ownership of the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Seller has sent the Confirmation of Acceptance to the Buyer and has received payment in full, regardless of whether the Goods have been delivered to the Buyer at that date.
7.1 If the Goods are not of satisfactory quality, are unfit for purpose or are not as described by the Seller, the Buyer has a right to reject the Goods and claim a full refund. Alternatively, the Buyer can request that the Seller either repairs or replaces the Goods in these circumstances. If the Buyer wishes to exercise any of these rights, they must do so in writing using the contact details below.
7.2 If the Buyer exercises the right to reject under this clause within 30 days after the Goods are delivered to the Buyer, the Seller will arrange to collect the Goods from the Buyer or ask the Buyer to return the Goods at the Seller’s expense; and either:
7.2.1 refund the Buyer the full amount paid if requested; or
7.2.2 repair or replace the Goods if requested. If it is disproportionate in the circumstances for the Seller to repair the Goods, they can choose to replace them instead. Equally, if it is disproportionate in the circumstances for the Seller to replace the Goods, they may choose to repair them.
7.3 If the Goods have been repaired or replaced under this clause and the repair or replacement still does not meet the required standard, the Buyer is entitled to a full refund provided that they request one from the Seller using the contact details below, within whichever is the later of:
7.3.1 7 days of receipt of the repair or replacement of the Goods; or
7.3.2 if still within the 30-day period from the delivery of the original Goods, whatever time is left on that, extended by the number of days that the Buyer has had to wait to receive the repair or replacement of the Goods after notifying the Seller.
7.4 If the Buyer exercises their right to reject under this clause more than 30 days but less than 6 months after the delivery of the Goods to the Buyer, the Seller can choose whether to repair the Goods, replace them, or give a refund in exchange for their return, provided the Seller’s choice can be carried out within a reasonable time and does not cause significant inconvenience to the Buyer. If the Seller opts to repair or replace and the repair or replacement still does not meet the required standard, the Buyer is entitled to a full refund or, if they wish to keep the Goods, a price reduction that takes the problems into account provided that they request one from the Seller using the contact details below.
7.5 The Buyer is not entitled to only reject part of the Goods if the Goods form a Commercial Unit. In these circumstances the Buyer must reject all or none of the Goods.
7.6 Any refund payable under this clause will be paid within 14 days of the Seller agreeing that the Buyer is entitled to a refund. The Seller may not be able to tell whether the Buyer is entitled to a refund until they have received the returned Goods and has had an opportunity to examine them.
7.7 The Buyer cannot rely on any problem with the Goods as a reason for returning them if, before agreeing to buy them, the Buyer was expressly informed of the problem or inspected a sample of the Goods from which the problem was obvious.
7.8 If the Goods are perishable, they cannot be returned after the date by which they can reasonably be expected to perish.
7.9 Nothing in this clause prevents the Buyer from seeking other remedies to which they are entitled by law.
8.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to limit the liability of the Seller for fraudulent acts or omissions, death or personal injury caused in connection with this sale of Goods, whether arising in contract, negligence, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.
8.2 Neither Party shall be liable to the other whether in contract, negligence, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss or damage sustained by the other Party indirectly or consequentially and including but not limited to economic loss or loss of profits, goodwill or business in general.
8.3 Subject to the rest of this clause, the Seller’s total liability to the Buyer will not, in any circumstances, exceed the total amount of the price payable by the Buyer.
8.4 In the event that the Buyer or their servants or agents breach these Terms and Conditions, or are negligent in their actions, the Buyer will, to the fullest extent permitted by law, indemnify the Seller against any liability, loss, claim, damage, expense suffered by the Seller as a result.
9.1 These Terms and Conditions can only be amended by the agreement of the Parties in writing with signatures on behalf of both.
9.2 The Seller is permitted to assign or transfer any rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions, or subcontract the same for performance to a third party. The Buyer is not permitted to assign or transfer any rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions without the prior written permission of the Seller.
10.1 If any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions are unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, they will be severed from the remainder. The Terms and Conditions which are left will remain valid and enforceable.
11.1 For the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, these Terms and Conditions are not intended to and do not confer any rights on any person who is not a Party. Any person who is not a Party does not have the right to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions.
12.1 Neither Party shall be liable for any delay or failure to do anything under these terms and conditions due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of that Party. Such circumstances include – but are not limited to – industrial action, lock out, trade dispute, power failure, internet outage, fire, natural disaster or outbreak of war. As soon as is reasonably possible after the discovery of such circumstances, the affected Party must notify the other Party in writing of any anticipated or existing delay or failure in performance.
12.2 If the circumstances referred to in this clause continue for a period of longer than 10 days, either Party can end the contract by giving 10 days’ notice in writing to the other. All money owing under these Terms and Conditions before the circumstances arose shall be paid immediately.
13.1 These Terms and Conditions and the Confirmation of Acceptance taken together are the entire agreement between the Seller and the Buyer and supersede any and all prior terms, conditions, warranties or representations to the fullest extent permitted by law.
14.1 Any failure or delay by the Seller in using rights or powers provided by these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of the whole or any part of these Terms and Conditions. The partial or sole use of any rights or powers provided by these Terms and Conditions shall not prevent any additional use of the same rights or powers. The rights, powers and remedies in these Terms and Conditions are additional to the rights of the Parties provided by law.
15.1 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to them.
16.1 These terms and conditions were created using a template from Sparqa Legal (https://www.sparqa.com), November 17, 2021.
17.1 In the event of a complaint of any nature the Seller can be contacted using the details below.
18.1 The Seller is Bel’s Butchers Limited of 25a High Street, Edzell, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7TE and can be contacted at 01356 648409 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In circumstances where the Buyer is required to contact the Seller in writing, they can write to the Seller at 25a High Street, Edzell, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7TE; or email them at email@example.com.