Terms and Conditions of Business
1. Application of Terms
- BDM’s acceptance of the Buyer’s order for the sale of Goods or the supply of Services is subject to the terms and conditions set out herein, to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions.
- BDM shall not accept any alteration to its terms and conditions unless the same is authorised in writing and signed by a director or the company secretary of BDM. Any terms and conditions in the Buyer’s purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document which is not otherwise agreed and is inconsistent with BDM’s terms and conditions shall not form part of BDM’s acceptance of the Buyer’s order.
- Any variations to these conditions and any representations about Goods or Services to be supplied by BDM shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing. Each order or acceptance of a quotation for Goods or Services by the Buyer from BDM shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to buy Goods or Services subject to these terms and conditions.
- The quantity and description of any Goods ordered by the Buyer or the extent of the Services required to be supplied to the Buyer shall be as set out in BDM’s quotation or acknowledgement of order.
- No order placed by the Buyer shall be deemed to be accepted by BDM until a written acknowledgement of order is issued by BDM or (if earlier) BDM delivers the Goods or Services to the Buyer.
- Unless otherwise agreed in writing by BDM, delivery of the Goods and supply of the Services shall take place at BDM’s place of business.
- Any dates specified by BDM for delivery of the Goods and Services are intended to be an estimate and time for delivery shall not be made of the essence by notice.
- If for any reason the Buyer fails to accept delivery of any of the Goods whe they are ready for delivery, or BDM is unable to deliver the Goods on time because the Buyer has not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licences or authorisations:
- risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer;
- the Goods shall be deemed to have been delivered; and
- BDM may store the Goods until delivery, whereupon the Buyer shall be liable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance).
- The date for payment of BDM by the Buyer shall be thirty (30) days from the date of invoice. The Buyer shall make all payments due under the Contract in full without any deduction whether by set-off, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise. All payments payable to BDM under the Contract shall become due immediately upon its termination despite any other provision.
- The time of payment of the price shall be of the essence of the Contract.
- If Buyer shall default in payment of the purchase price on the due date, the Buyer shall pay interest to BDM at 4% above the base lending rate from time to time of the Bank of England on a day-to-day basis on the price or any part thereof outstanding in respect of the period from the date when payment is due to the date when BDM receives payment of the price in cleared funds.
5. Risk and Title
- Upon delivery Goods shall be at the Buyer’s risk.
- Notwithstanding risk in the Goods passing in accordance with condition 5. title in the Goods (including title to any intellectual property rights arising in such Goods) shall not pass to the Buyer until whichever shall be the first to occur of the following:
- payment being received by BDM for the Goods and no other amounts then being outstanding from the Buyer to BDM in respect of other Goods supplied by BDM.
- BDM waiving its rights under this condition 5 in respect of specified Goods whereupon title to such Goods shall forthwith vest in Buyer.
- Until title to the Goods passes, the Buyer shall:
- hold the Goods as fiduciary agent and bailee for BDM.
- keep the Goods separate and distinct from all other property of the Buyer and of third parties and in good condition and be stored in such a way as to be clearly identifiable as belonging to BDM.
- not destroy, deface or obscure and identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods; and
- maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured on BDM’s behalf for their full price against all risks to the reasonable satisfaction of BDM.
- The Buyer’s right to possession of the Goods shall terminate immediately if it enters into or has entered against it any form of insolvency or (being an individual) bankruptcy proceedings (as the case may be), or suffers or allows any execution to be levied on its property or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due within the meaning of s.123 Insolvency Act 1986 or if the Buyer ceases to trade or if the Buyer encumbers or in any way charges any of the Goods.
- BDM shall at any time be entitled to appropriate any payment made by the Buyer in respect of any Goods or Services in settlement of such invoices or accounts in respect of any Goods or Services delivered by BDM as BDM may in its absolute discretion think fit notwithstanding any purported appropriation to the contrary by the Buyer.
- BDM warrants that the Goods when supplied will be of satisfactory quality, and reasonably fit for any particular purpose for which the Goods are being bought if the Buyer had made known that purpose to BDM in writing and BDM has confirmed in writing that it is reasonable for the Buyer to rely on the skill and judgement of BDM. Any other condition or warranty as to the quality of the Goods under statute or otherwise is hereby excluded.
- If any of the Goods do not conform with the warranties in condition 6.1 BDM shall at its option repair or replace such Goods (or the defective part) or refund the price of such Goods at the pro rata Contract rate provided that, if BDM so requests, the Buyer shall return the Goods or the part of such Goods which is defective to BDM. BDM shall have no further liability for a breach of the warranties in condition 6.2 in respect of such Goods.
7. Limitation of Liability
- Subject to condition 3,and condition 6, the following provisions set out the entire financial liability of BDM (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors) to the Buyer in respect of:
- any breach of these conditions;
- any use made or resale by the Buyer of any of the Goods, or of any product incorporating any of the Goods; and
- any representation (except fraudulent misrepresentation), statement or tortious act or omission including negligence (except in the case of death or personal injury) arising under or in connection with the Contract.
- All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law (save for the conditions implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979) are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract. Specifically, although BDM will take all reasonable care to ensure that any Goods and Services supplier to the Buyer do not infringe any pre-existing intellectual property rights belonging to a third party., BDM does not warrant (either expressly or by implication) that any Goods prepared by BDM for the Buyer do not infringe any such intellectual property rights.
- BDM’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of this Contract shall be limited to the Contract price.
- BDM shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and similar loss) costs, damages, charges or expenses whatsoever (and howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with this Contract.
- BDM shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever caused as a result of any act or omission of any third party publishing company, media owner or other third party supplier, nor shall BDM be held responsible for any costs incurred or any loss or damage suffered by the Buyer as a result of such act or omission.
- BDM undertake to treat as confidential all information received from the Buyer and BDM shall not disclose without the Buyer’s prior written consent any such information to a third party or use such information for any purpose other than as required to perform the Contract in the usual course of business.
- BDM shall be relieved of all liabilities to the Buyer in the event that the performance by BDM of this Contract or part thereof or any obligation herein contained is delayed and/or prevented and/or otherwise not complied with by reason of or in consequence of any matter not entirely within the control of BDM.
- This Contract is not transferable or assignable by the Buyer.
- Failure of either party to exercise any of their rights under this Contract upon any occasion shall not waive either party’s right to exercise the same on another occasion.
- The parties do not intend that any term of the Contract shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.
- This Contract shall be subject to and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England.