Terms & Conditions
1.1 In these Conditions the following words have the following meanings:
“Company” means NOOK whose postal address is P.O.Box 244, Wonder Lake, IL 60097 USA
“Contract” means any contract between the Company and the Customer for the sale of Goods, incorporating these Conditions;
“Customer” means the person(s), firm or company who purchases the Goods from the Company;
“Goods” means any goods agreed in the Contract to be supplied to the Customer by the Company (including any part or parts of them).
2 Basis of Contract
2.1 Subject to any variation under Condition 2.2 the Contract will be subject to these Conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which the Customer purports to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document whatsoever and whenever).
2.2 Each order for Goods by the Customer from the Company shall be deemed to be an offer by the Customer to purchase Goods subject to these
Conditions. It is the Customer’s obligation to ensure that the terms of its order and any applicable specification are complete and accurate.
2.3 Any variation to these Conditions and any representations about the Goods shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and executed by the Company.
2.4 No order placed by the Customer shall be deemed to be accepted by the Company until a written acknowledgement of order is issued by the Company
or (if earlier) the Company commences manufacture of the Goods, their appropriation to the Customer’s order or dispatch of the Goods to the Customer.
Any order shall be accepted entirely at the discretion of the Company.
2.5 Any quotation or estimate made by the Company is given subject to these Conditions. Without prejudice to the Company’s right not to accept an order, quotations will be valid for 30 days from date of issue.
2.6 The Customer can only cancel an order (or any part of an order) which the Company has already accepted, with the Company’s prior agreement in writing and provided that the Customer indemnifies the Company in full in terms established by the Company.
3 Delivery and Acceptance of Goods
3.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Company delivery of the Goods shall take place at the Company’s place of business in normal business hours and the Customer shall take delivery of the Goods as agreed between the parties.
3.2 Any dates specified by the Company for delivery of the Goods are intended to be an estimate only and time for delivery shall not be of the essence. If no dates are so specified, delivery will be within a reasonable time.
3.3 If for any reason the Customer does not 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 Customer has not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licenses or authorizations then the Goods will be deemed to have been delivered, risk passing to the Customer (including for loss or damage caused by the Company’s negligence) and the Company may make the following charges:
(a) where notice of delay is less than 72 hours from time of delivery: – 5% of the value of the order per week of delay; or
(b) in all other cases: – 2.5% of the value of the order per week of delay.
3.4 The Customer will be deemed to have accepted the Goods as being in accordance with the Contract unless the Customer notifies the Company in writing of any defect or other failure of the Goods to conform with the Contract within 3 days of the date of delivery of the Goods where the defect or failure would be apparent upon reasonable inspection and testing of the Goods or within a reasonable time where the defect or failure would not be so apparent within 7 days of the date of delivery, failing which the Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods and the Company shall have no liability for such defect or failure, and the Customer shall be bound to pay the price as if the Goods had been delivered in accordance with the Contract.
3.5 Goods, once delivered, may not be returned unless their return is agreed in advance in writing by the Company, and subject to the following conditions:
(a) Goods are returned in a new and unused condition;
(b) Any packaging remains unbroken and in reasonable condition;
(c) Returns are made within 2 weeks of delivery of those Goods, all transport and other re-delivery costs of whatever nature are paid by the Customer;
4 Passing of Risk and Legal Title
4.1 The Goods shall be at the risk of the Customer from the time of delivery.
4.2 Full legal, beneficial and equitable title to and property in the Goods shall remain vested in the Company (even though they have been delivered and risk has passed to the Customer) until payment in full, in cash or cleared funds, for all the Goods has been received by the Company and all other money payable by the Customer to the Company on any other account or under the Contract or any other contract has been received by the Company.
4.3 Until full legal, beneficial and equitable title to and property in the Goods passes to the Customer:
(a) the Customer shall hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Company’s bailee;
(b) the Customer shall store the Goods at its premises in a proper manner in conditions which adequately protect and preserve the Goods separately from any other goods (whether or not supplied by the Company) and ensure that they are clearly identifiable as belonging to the Company and shall insure them, without any charge to the Company;
(c) the Company may at any time, on demand and without prior notice, require the Customer to deliver the Goods up to the Company and the Company may repossess and resell the Goods if any of the events specified in Condition 10 occurs or if any sum due to the Company from the Customer under the Contract or on any other account or under any other contract is not paid when due; and
(d) the Company hereby authorizes the Customer to use and/or sell the Goods in the normal course of the Customer’s business and to pass good title in the Goods to its customers, if they are purchasers in good faith without notice of the Company’s rights. This right shall automatically cease on the occurrence of any event set out in Condition 10 and/or if any sum owed to the Company by the Customer is not paid when due. If the Customer sells the Goods prior to paying the full price thereof the Customer shall hold the proceeds of sale on trust for the Company and shall immediately pay the proceeds of the sale into a separate bank account. At the Company’s request, the Customer shall assign to the Company all claims that the Customer may have against purchasers of the Goods from the Customer.
5 Price and Payment
5.1 Unless otherwise agreed by the Company in writing the price for the Goods shall be the price set by the Company on the date of delivery or deemed delivery of the Goods.
5.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing the price for the Goods shall be exclusive of any sales or other taxes and all costs or charges in relation to packaging, labelling, loading, unloading, carriage, freight and insurance all of which amounts the Customer will pay, where appropriate, in addition when it is due to pay for the Goods.
5.3 Payment of the price for the Goods is due on receipt of invoice unless other payment terms have been specifically agreed. Time for payment shall be of the essence.
5.4 The Customer shall make all payments due under the Contract without any deduction whether by way of set-off, withholding, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise.
5.5 If any sum due from the Customer to the Company under the Contract or any other contract is not paid on or before the due date for payment then all sums then owing by the Customer to the Company shall become due and payable immediately and the Company shall be entitled to:
(a) cancel or suspend its performance of the Contract or any order including suspending deliveries of the Goods;
(b) require the Customer to pay for Goods prior to their dispatch or collection from the Company’s place of business; and
(c) charge the Customer
(i) interest calculated on a daily basis on all overdue amounts (both before and after judgment) until actual payment at the rate of two per cent per
month until payment is made in full;
(ii) and the cost of obtaining judgment or payment to include all reasonable professional costs (including legal fees) and other costs of issuing
proceedings or otherwise pursuing a debt recovery procedure.
6 Exclusion and Limitation of Liability
6.1 The Company’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of this Contract shall be limited to the price of the Goods.
6.2 The Company shall not be liable to the Customer for any loss of profit or other economic loss (direct or indirect), indirect or consequential loss or damage, costs, expenses or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) or loss or damage (contractual, tortious, breach of statutory duty or otherwise) which arises out of or in connection with the Contract, or for any liability incurred by the Customer to any other
person for any economic loss, claim for damages or awards howsoever arising from the Goods or otherwise.
7 Subcontracting, Assignment and Third Party Rights
The Customer shall not be entitled to assign, charge, subcontract or transfer the Contract or any part of it without the prior written consent of the Company.
The Company may assign, charge, subcontract or transfer the Contract or any part of it to any person.
8 Continuous Improvement
The company reserves the right to make without notice, any changes in materials, specifications or design of the goods which having regard to all
circumstances it considers to be reasonable or desirable but which do not affect the operational requirements of the goods and such changes shall not affect
the validity of the contract.
9 Force Majeure
The Company reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Contract in whole or in part (without liability to the Customer) if it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business and its obligations under the Contract due to any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Company including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, lightning, war, revolution, act of terrorism, riot or civil commotion [but excluding] strikes, lock outs or other industrial action (whether of the affected party’s own employees or others), failure of supplies of power, fuel, transport, equipment, raw materials or other goods or services provided that, if the event of force majeure continues for a continuous period in excess of 3 months, the Customer shall be entitled to give notice in writing to the Company to terminate the Contract.
10 Breach of Contract or Insolvency
10.1 The Company may immediately suspend performance of the Contract, cancel any outstanding delivery of the Goods, stop any Goods in transit or by notice in writing to the Customer terminate the Contract without liability to the Company if:
(a) the Customer commits a material breach of any of its obligations under the Contract which is incapable of remedy or fails to remedy a breach of its obligations under the Contract which is capable of remedy, or persists in any breach of any of its obligations under the Contract after having been requested in writing by the Company to remedy or desist from such breach within a period of 14 days; or
(b) the Customer enters into bankruptcy, individual voluntary arrangement, liquidation, receivership, administration or into a corporate voluntary
arrangement as defined by the Insolvency Act 1986 or any procedure analogous to the above; or
(c) any sum payable under the Contract is not paid within fourteen days of its due date for payment in accordance with this contract.
10.2 Not with standing any such termination or suspension in accordance with Condition
10.1 the Customer shall pay the Company for all Goods delivered up to and including the date of suspension or termination.
10.3 Termination of the contract for any reason shall be without prejudice to the rights and remedies of either party which may have accrued up to termination.
11.1 Any intellectual property rights created by the Company in the course of the performance of the Contract or otherwise in the manufacture of the Goods shall remain the Company’s property. Nothing in the Contract shall be deemed to have given the Customer a license or any other right to use any of the intellectual property rights of the Company.
11.2 Both the Company and the Customer shall each keep confidential and shall not, without the prior written agreement of the other, disclose to any third party or otherwise make public the terms of the Contract or any other confidential or sensitive information of the other party.
11.3 The waiver by either party of any breach of the Contract shall not prevent the subsequent enforcement of that breach and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of that or any other provision.
11.4 If any condition is held to be invalid for any reason, such invalidity will not affect the rest of the Contract which will remain valid and enforceable in all respects.
11.5 The Contract sets out the entire agreement and understanding between the Customer and the Company in connection with the sale of the Goods and shall
supersede and replace all documentation previously issued by the Company purporting to set out its terms and conditions of sale of the Goods.
12 Law and Jurisdiction
This Contract shall be governed by and be construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois and all disputes or claims arising out of or relating to this Contract shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Illinois to which the parties irrevocably submit.