Terms & Conditions of Trade - Arcom Group Pty Ltd

  1. 1.         Definitions
1.1       “Supplier” shall mean Arcom Group Pty Ltd T/A Sunshield its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Arcom Group Pty Ltd T/A Sunshield.
1.2       “Client” shall mean the Client (or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of the Client) as described on any quotation, work authorisation or other form as provided by the Supplier to the Client.

1.3       “Guarantor” means that person (or persons), or entity, who agrees to be liable for the debts of the Client on a principal debtor basis.

1.4       “Equipment” shall mean Equipment supplied on hire by the Supplier to the Client (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of services) and is as described on the invoices, quotation, authority to hire, or any other work authorisation forms as provided by the Supplier to the Client.

1.5        “Goods” shall mean Goods supplied by the Supplier to the Client (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Services as hereinafter defined) and are as described on the invoices, quotation, work authorisation or any other forms as provided by the Supplier to the Client.

1.6       “Services” shall mean all Services supplied by the Supplier to the Client and includes any advice or recommendations (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Goods as defined above).

1.7       “Price” shall mean the price payable for the Goods as agreed between the Supplier and the Client in accordance with clause 4 of this contract.

 

  1. 2.         The Commonwealth Trade Practices Act 1974 (“TPA”) and Fair Trading Acts (“FTA”)

2.1       Nothing in this agreement is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any applicable provisions of the TPA or the FTA in each of the States and Territories of Australia, except to the extent permitted by those Acts where applicable.

 

  1. 3.         Acceptance

3.1       Any instructions received by the Supplier from the Client for the supply of Goods and/or the Client’s acceptance of Goods supplied by the Supplier shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.

3.2       Where more than one Client has entered into this agreement, the Clients shall be jointly and severally liable for all payments of the Price.

3.3       Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions by the Client the terms and conditions are binding and can only be amended with the written consent of the Supplier.

3.4       The Client shall give the Supplier not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Client or any change in the Client’s name and/or any other change in the Client’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Client’s address, facsimile number, 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.

3.5       Goods are supplied by the Supplier only on the terms and conditions of trade herein to the exclusion of anything to the contrary in the terms of the Client’s order notwithstanding that any such order is placed on terms that purport to override these terms and conditions of trade.

 

  1. 4.         Price And Payment

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

(a)  as indicated on invoices provided by the Supplier to the Client in respect of Goods supplied; or

(b) the Supplier’s current price 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 4.2) which shall be binding upon the Supplier provided that the Client shall accept the Supplier’s quotation in writing within thirty (30) days.

4.2       The Supplier reserves the right to change the Price in the event of a variation to the Supplier’s quotation. Any variation from the plan of scheduled works or specifications (including, but not limited to, any variation due to fluctuations in the currency exchange rate, or as a result of increases to the Supplier in the cost of materials and labour) will be charged for on the basis of the Supplier’s quotation and will be shown as variations on the invoice.  Payment for all variations must be made in full at their time of completion.

4.3       The Supplier may submit a detailed payment claim at intervals not less than one fortnight for work performed up to the end of each fortnight. The value of work so performed shall include the reasonable value of authorised variations and the value of materials delivered to the site but not yet installed.

4.4       At the Supplier’s sole discretion a non-refundable deposit may be required.

4.5       At the Supplier’s sole discretion:

(a)  payment shall be due on delivery of the Goods; or

(b) payment shall be due before delivery of the Goods; or

(c)  payment for approved Clients shall be due twenty-one (21) days following the end of the month in which a statement is posted to the Client’s address or address for notices; or

(d) payment for approved Clients shall be due thirty (30) days following the date of the invoice.

4.6       Time for payment for the Goods shall be of the essence and will be stated on the invoice or any other forms. If no time is stated then payment shall be due seven (7) days following the date of the invoice.

4.7       Payment will be made by cash, or by cheque, or by bank cheque, or by credit card, excluding Diners Card (plus a surcharge of up to two percent (2%) of the Price for Visa and MasterCard and a surcharge of up to three percent (3%) of the Price for American Express), or by direct credit, or by any other method as agreed to between the Client and the Supplier.

4.8       GST and other taxes and duties that may be applicable shall be added to the Price except when they are expressly included in the Price.

 

  1. 5.         Delivery Of Goods

5.1       At the Supplier’s sole discretion delivery of the Goods shall take place when:

(a)  the Client takes possession of the Goods at the Supplier’s address; or

(b) the Client takes possession of the Goods at the Client’s nominated address (in the event that the Goods are delivered by the Supplier or the Supplier’s nominated carrier); or

(c)  the Client’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Goods in which event the carrier shall be deemed to be the Client’s agent.

5.2       At the Supplier’s sole discretion the costs of delivery are:

(a)  included in the Price; or

(b) in addition to the Price; or

(c)  for the Client’s account.

5.3       The Client shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Client is unable to take delivery of the Goods as arranged then the Supplier shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery.

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

5.5       The failure of the Supplier to deliver shall not entitle either party to treat this contract as repudiated.

5.6       The Supplier shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever due to failure by the Supplier to deliver the Goods (or any of them) promptly or at all, where due to circumstances beyond the control of the Supplier.

 

  1. 6.         Risk

6.1       If the Supplier retains ownership of the Goods nonetheless, all risk for the Goods passes to the Client on delivery.

6.2       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.

6.3       Where the Client expressly 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 and it shall be the Client’s responsibility to ensure the Goods are insured adequately or at all.

6.4       The Client acknowledges and agrees that some Goods may take up to thirty (30) days to completely dry. The Supplier shall not be held liable for any damage caused to the Goods during this period. In the event the Client has any concerns regarding this, the Client needs to contact the Supplier as soon as possible.

6.5       All work carried out whether experimentally or otherwise at the Client’s request will be charged to the Client.

6.6       Whilst every care is taken by the Supplier to carry out the instructions of the Client, it is the Clients responsibility to undertake a final proof reading of the Goods. The Supplier shall be under no liability whatever for any errors not corrected by the Client in the final proof reading. Should the Clients alterations require additional proofs this shall be invoiced as an extra. 

6.7       The Supplier is under no obligation to provide samples of Goods ordered other than by virtual (computerised) sample. Whilst every effort will be taken by the Supplier to match virtual colours with physical colours, the Supplier will take no responsibility for any variation between virtual sale samples and either the virtual sale sample displayed on the Client’s computer and/or the final product.  Should a physical sample be required this will be provided on request by the Client and will be charged for as an extra including return freight, the charge will be contra against final invoice.

6.8       The Supplier shall not be held liable for inks, films or laminations wearing off through general wear and tear, or fading due to exposure to weather conditions.

 

  1. 7.         Thermal Stress Glass Breakages

7.1       The Client acknowledges and agrees that installation of glass film or selected window furnishings can increase the risk of glass breakage due to the additional thermal stresses. Higher risk applications include installations using older window frames, locations where building movement can/has occurred, pre-tinted or low-E coated glass, IGUs (double glazing), laminated glass, angled/raked glass and windows with shading. Additional factors that affect this are ambient temperature and weather patterns, and the condition of the glass edge following window installation.  These factors are beyond the control of the Supplier and/or Installer, and it is the Clients responsibility to seriously consider this when selecting films.

7.2       At all times the Supplier will take all due care to ensure the right window film is used and is suitable for glazing installations that comply with Australian Standards in order to mitigate glass breakage risks; however the Supplier cannot accept liability for thermal stress glass breakages following window film installation if the Supplier was not responsible for the quality of the original glazing installation.

7.3       The Client accepts responsibility for any consequential action, loss, failure or damage occurring as a result of any installation by the Supplier, including glass breakages due to thermal stresses.

 

  1. 8.         Access

8.1       The Client shall ensure that the Supplier has clear and free access to the work site at all times to enable them to undertake the works. 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.

8.2       The Client shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Client is unable to take delivery of the Goods, or there is a lack of, or restricted access to be able to deliver the Goods, then the Supplier shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery.

 

  1. 9.         Title

9.1       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 for the particular Goods; and

(b) the Client has met all other obligations due by the Client to the Supplier in respect of all contracts between the Supplier and the Client.

9.2       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 and until then the Supplier’s ownership or rights in respect of the Goods shall continue.

9.3       It is further agreed that:

(a)  where practicable the Goods shall be kept separate and identifiable until the Supplier shall have received payment and all other obligations of the Client are met; and

(b) until such time as ownership of the Goods shall pass from the Supplier to the Client the Supplier may give notice in writing to the Client to return the Goods or any of them to the Supplier.  Upon such notice the rights of the Client to obtain ownership or any other interest in the Goods shall cease; and

(c)  the Supplier shall have the right of stopping the Goods in transit whether or not delivery has been made; and

(d) if the Client fails to return the Goods to the Supplier then the Supplier or the Supplier’s agent may enter upon and into land and premises owned, occupied or used by the Client, or any premises as the invitee of the Client, where the Goods are situated and take possession of the Goods; and

(e)  the Client is only a bailee of the Goods and until such time as the Supplier has received payment in full for the Goods then the Client shall hold any proceeds from the sale or disposal of the Goods, up to and including the amount the Client owes to the Supplier for the Goods, on trust for the Supplier; and

(f)  the Client shall not deal with the money of the Supplier in any way which may be adverse to the Supplier; and

(g) the Client shall not charge the Goods in any way nor grant nor otherwise give any interest in the Goods while they remain the property of the Supplier; and

(h)  the Supplier can issue proceedings to recover the Price of the Goods sold notwithstanding that ownership of the Goods may not have passed to the Client; and

(i)   until such time that ownership in the Goods passes to the Client, if the Goods are converted into other products, the parties agree that the Supplier will be the owner of the end products.

 

  1. 10.       Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“PPSA”)

10.1     In this clause:

(a)  financing statement has the meaning given to it by the PPSA;

(b) financing change statement has the meaning given to it by the PPSA;

(c)  security agreement means the security agreement under the PPSA created between the Client and the Supplier by these terms and conditions; and

(d) security interest has the meaning given to it by the PPSA.

10.2     Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Client acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions:

(a)  constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA; and

(b) create a security interest in:

(i)   all Goods previously supplied by the Supplier to the Client (if any);

(ii)  all Goods that will be supplied in the future by the Supplier to the Client.

10.3     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 10.3(a)(i) or 10.3(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 in favour of a third party without the prior written consent of the Supplier; and

(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.

10.4     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.

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

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

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

10.8     The Client shall unconditionally ratify any actions taken by the Supplier under clauses 10.3 to 10.5.

 

  1. 11.       Defects

11.1     The Client shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within seven (7) days of delivery (time being of the essence) notify the Supplier of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Client shall afford the Supplier an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Client believes the Goods are defective in any way. If the Client shall fail to comply with these provisions the Goods shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Goods, which the Supplier has agreed in writing that the Client is entitled to reject, the Supplier’s liability is limited to either (at the Supplier’s discretion) replacing the Goods or repairing the Goods except where the Client has acquired Goods as a consumer within the meaning of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (CWlth) or the Fair Trading Acts of the relevant state or territories of Australia, and is therefore also entitled to, at the consumer’s discretion either a refund of the purchase price of the Goods, or repair of the Goods, or replacement of the Goods.

 

  1. 12.       Returns

12.1     Returns will only be accepted provided that:

(a)  the Client has complied with the provisions of clause 11.1; and

(b) the Supplier has agreed in writing to accept the return of the Goods; and

(c)  the Goods are returned at the Client’s cost within fourteen (14) days of the delivery date; and

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

(e)  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.

12.2     The Supplier may (at their sole discretion) accept the return of Goods for credit but this may incur a handling fee of up to  fifty percent (50%) of the value of the returned Goods plus any freight costs.

12.3     Non-stocklist items or Goods made to the Client’s specifications are under no circumstances acceptable for credit or return.

 

  1. 13.       Warranty

13.1     Subject to the conditions of warranty set out in clause 13.2 the Supplier warrants that if any defect in any workmanship of the Supplier becomes apparent and is reported to the Supplier within twelve (12) months of the date of delivery (time being of the essence) then the Supplier will either (at the Supplier’s sole discretion) replace or remedy the workmanship.

13.2     The conditions applicable to the warranty given by clause 13.1 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 Client to properly maintain any Goods; or

(ii)  failure on the part of the Client to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the Supplier; or

(iii) any use of any Goods otherwise than for any application specified on a quote or order form, or the Clients lack of determining the suitability of the Goods for any purpose otherwise than that intended by the Supplier, or contrary to any local or Government laws or regulations; or

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

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

(b) the warranty shall cease and the Supplier shall thereafter in no circumstances be liable under the terms of the warranty if the workmanship is repaired, altered or overhauled without the Supplier’s consent.

(c)  in respect of all claims the Supplier shall not be liable to compensate the Client for any delay in either replacing or remedying the workmanship or in properly assessing the Client’s claim.

13.3     For Goods not manufactured by the Supplier, the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Goods. The Supplier shall not be bound by nor be responsible for any term, condition, representation or warranty other than that which is given by the manufacturer of the Goods.

13.4     The conditions applicable to the warranty given on Goods supplied by the Supplier are contained on the “Warranty Card” that may be supplied with the Goods.

 

14.       Intellectual Property

14.1     Where the Supplier has designed, drawn or written Goods for the Client, then the copyright in those designs and drawings and documents shall remain vested in the Supplier, and shall only be used by the Client at the Supplier’s discretion.

14.2     The Client warrants that all designs or instructions 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 hereby authorises the Supplier to utilise images of the Goods designed or drawn by the Supplier in advertising, marketing, or competition material by the Supplier.

 

15.       Default & 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 one 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     In the event that the Client’s payment is dishonoured for any reason the Client shall be liable for any dishonour fees incurred by the Supplier.

15.3     If the Client defaults in payment of any invoice when due, the Client shall indemnify the Supplier from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Supplier in pursuing the debt including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis and the Supplier’s collection agency costs.

15.4     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) the Supplier may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Client and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. 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.

15.5     If any account remains overdue after thirty (30) days then an amount of the greater of twenty dollars ($20.00) or ten percent (10%) of the amount overdue (up to a maximum of two hundred dollars ($200.00)) shall be levied for administration fees which sum shall become immediately due and payable.

15.6     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 in the event that:

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

(b) 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

(c)  a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Client or any asset of the Client.

 

  1. 16.       Security And Charge

16.1     Despite anything to the contrary contained herein or any other rights which the Supplier may have howsoever:

(a)  where the Client and/or the Guarantor (if any) is the owner of land, realty or any other asset capable of being charged, both the Client and/or the Guarantor agree to mortgage and/or charge all of their joint and/or several interest in the said land, realty or any other asset to the Supplier or the Supplier’s nominee to secure all amounts and other monetary obligations payable under these terms and conditions. The Client and/or the Guarantor acknowledge and agree that the Supplier (or the Supplier’s nominee) shall be entitled to lodge where appropriate a caveat, which caveat shall be withdrawn once all payments and other monetary obligations payable hereunder have been met.

(b) should the Supplier elect to proceed in any manner in accordance with this clause and/or its sub-clauses, the Client and/or Guarantor shall indemnify the Supplier from and against all the Supplier’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis.

(c)  the Client and/or the Guarantor (if any) agree to irrevocably nominate constitute and appoint the Supplier or the Supplier’s nominee as the Client’s and/or Guarantor’s true and lawful attorney to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 16.1.

 

  1. 17.       Compliance with Laws

17.1     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 works.

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

17.3     The Client agrees that the site will comply with any occupational health and safety laws relating to building/construction sites and any other relevant safety standards or legislation.

 

  1. 18.       Cancellation

18.1     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 sums paid in respect of the Price. The Supplier shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.

18.2     In the event that the Client cancels delivery of Goods the Client shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Supplier (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits) up to the time of cancellation.

18.3     Cancellation of orders for Goods made to the Client’s specifications or non-stocklist items will definitely not be accepted, once an order has been placed with the Supplier’s supplier or manufacturer.

 

  1. 19.       Privacy Act 1988

19.1     The Client and/or the Guarantor/s (herein referred to as the Client) agree for the Supplier to obtain from a credit reporting agency a credit report containing personal credit information about the Client in relation to credit provided by the Supplier.

19.2     The Client agrees that the Supplier may exchange information about the Client with those credit providers either named as trade referees by the Client or named in a consumer credit report issued by a credit reporting agency 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.

The Client understands that the information exchanged can include anything about the Client’s creditworthiness, credit standing, credit history or credit capacity that credit providers are allowed to exchange under the Privacy Act 1988.

19.3     The Client consents to the Supplier being given a consumer credit report to collect overdue payment on commercial credit (Section 18K(1)(h) Privacy Act 1988).

19.4     The Client agrees that personal credit information provided may be used and retained by the Supplier for the following purposes (and for other purposes as shall be agreed between the Client and Supplier or required by law from time to time):

(a)  the provision of Goods; and/or

(b) the marketing of Goods by the Supplier, its agents or distributors; and/or

(c)  analysing, verifying and/or checking the Client’s credit, payment and/or status in relation to the provision of Goods; and/or

(d) processing of any payment instructions, direct debit facilities and/or credit facilities requested by the Client; and/or

(e)  enabling the daily operation of Client’s account and/or the collection of amounts outstanding in the Client’s account in relation to the Goods.

19.5     The Supplier may give information about the Client to a credit reporting agency for the following purposes:

(a)  to obtain a consumer credit report about the Client;

(b) allow the credit reporting agency to create or maintain a credit information file containing information about the Client.

19.6     The information given to the credit reporting agency may include:

(a)  personal particulars (the Client’s name, sex, address, previous  addresses, date of birth, name of employer and driver’s licence number;

(b) details concerning the Client’s application for credit or commercial credit and the amount requested;

(c)  advice that the Supplier is a current credit provider to the Client;

(d) advice of any overdue accounts, loan repayments, and/or any outstanding monies owing which are overdue by more than sixty (60) days, and for which debt collection action has been started;

(e)  that the Client’s overdue accounts, loan repayments and/or any outstanding monies are no longer overdue in respect of any default that has been listed;

(f)  information that, in the opinion of the Supplier, the Client has committed a serious credit infringement (that is, fraudulently or shown an intention not to comply with the Clients credit obligations);

(g) advice that cheques drawn by the Client for one hundred dollars ($100) or more, have been dishonoured more than once;

(h)  that credit provided to the Client by the Supplier has been paid or otherwise discharged.

 

  1. 20.       Unpaid Supplier’s Rights

20.1     Where the Client has left any item with the Supplier for repair, modification, exchange or for the Supplier to perform any other Service in relation to the item and the Supplier has not received or been tendered the whole of the Price, or the payment has been dishonoured, the Supplier shall have:

(a)  a lien on the item;

(b) the right to retain the item for the Price while the Supplier is in possession of the item;

(c)  a right to sell the item.

20.2     The lien of the Supplier shall continue despite the commencement of proceedings, or judgment for the Price having been obtained.

 

  1. 21.       Equipment Hire

21.1     The Equipment shall at all times remain the property of the Supplier and is returnable on demand by the Supplier. In the event that the Equipment is not returned to the Supplier in the condition in which it was delivered the Supplier retains the right to charge the Price of repair or replacement of the Equipment.

21.2     The Client shall;

(a)  keep the Equipment in their own possession and control and shall not assign the benefit of the Equipment nor be entitled to lien over the Equipment.

(b) not alter or make any additions to the Equipment including but without limitation altering, make any additions to, defacing or erasing any identifying mark, plate or number on or in the Equipment or in any other manner interfere with the Equipment.

(c)  keep the Equipment, complete with all parts and accessories, clean and in good order as delivered, and shall comply with any maintenance schedule as advised by the Supplier to the Client.

21.3     The Client accepts full responsibility for the safekeeping of the Equipment and the Client agrees to insure, or self insure, the Supplier’s interest in the Equipment and agrees to indemnify the Supplier against physical loss or damage including, but not limited to, the perils of accident, fire, theft and burglary and all other usual risks and will effect adequate Public Liability Insurance covering any loss, damage or injury to property or persons arising out of the use of the Equipment. Further the Client will not use the Equipment nor permit it to be used in such a manner as would permit an insurer to decline any claim.

 

  1. 22.       Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 2009

22.1     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 and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 2009 may apply.

22.2     Nothing in this agreement is intended to have the affect of contracting out of any applicable provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 2009 of Tasmania, except to the extent permitted by the Act where applicable.

 

  1. 23.       General

23.1     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.

23.2     If any provisions of these terms and conditions are inconsistent with the PPSA, the PPSA shall prevail to the extent of that inconsistency.

23.3     These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of the State in which the sale is made and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of that same State.

23.4     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.

23.5     In the event of any breach of this contract by the Supplier the remedies of the Client shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods.

23.6     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.

23.7     The Supplier may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Client’s consent.

23.8     The Client agrees that the Supplier may review these terms and conditions at any time. If, following any such review, there is to be any change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which the Supplier notifies the Client of such change.

23.9     The Supplier shall not 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 the Supplier.

23.10  The failure by the Supplier to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect the Supplier’s right to subsequently enforce that provision.