WATSON MARLOW LIMITED GENERAL CONDITIONS OF THE SALE OF GOODS AND THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES
“Business Day” means a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks inAuckland are open for business.
“Buyer” means a customer of the Seller.“CGA” means the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
“Conditions” means these terms and conditions for the sale of goods or the supply of services or both.
“Consumer” means a “consumer” as that term is defined in section 2 of the CGA and section 2 of theFTA.“Contract” means a binding contract for the sale of goods or the supply of services or both made bythe Seller and the Buyer.
“Default Event” has the meaning given to that term in clause 21(a).
“Emergency Call-out” means the call-out service for emergency breakdowns of the Buyer’s plant orequipment provided by the Seller to the Buyer in accordance with these Conditions in connection witha Contract for the performance of the Services.
“Force Majeure Event” means an event beyond the reasonable control of the Seller including but notlimited to strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Seller orany other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, pandemic and epidemic,war, riot, terrorism, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order,rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm, default of suppliers or subcontractors, or pandemic.
“FTA” means the Fair Trading Act 1986.“Goods” means the goods agreed to be sold by the Seller to the Buyer as detailed in the OrderAcknowledgment.
“GST” means goods and services tax.
“HSWA” means the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.“Intellectual Property Rights” means all copyright, database rights, semi-conductor topographyrights, design rights, trademarks, trade names, patents, domain names and any other intellectualproperty rights of a similar nature (whether or not registered) subsisting anywhere in the world.
(a) any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage; or
(b) loss of data or other equipment or property; or
(c) economic loss or damage; or
(d) incurring of liability for loss or damage of any nature whatsoever suffered by third parties (includingin each case incidental and punitive damages); or
(e) any loss of actual or anticipated profit, interest, revenue, anticipated savings or business ordamage to goodwill.
“Order Acknowledgement” has the meaning given to that term in clause 3(d).
“PPSA” means the Personal Property Securities Act 1999.“PPSR” means the personal property securities register maintained under the PPSA.
“Purchase Order” has the meaning given to that term in clause 3(c).
“Price” has the meaning given to that term in clause 4(c).“Security Interest” has the meaning given to that term in the PPSA.
“Seller” means Spirax Sarco Limited, a company incorporated in New Zealand under company number130824.
“Services” means the services agreed to be supplied by the Seller to the Buyer as detailed in the OrderAcknowledgment.
“Specification for Goods” means the specification for the Goods that is agreed in writing by the Sellerand the Buyer.
“Specification for Services” means the specification for the Services that is agreed in writing by theSeller and the Buyer.
(a) The Uniform Law on International Sales, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for theInternational Sale of Goods and the international rules for the interpretation of trade termsprepared by the International Chamber of Commerce (INCOTERMS) shall be excluded. Theconstruction, validity and performance of all Contracts shall be governed by New Zealand law and,without prejudice to the right of the Seller to take action against the Buyer in any other court ofcompetent jurisdiction, any claim or dispute arising from the Contracts shall be subject to theexclusive jurisdiction of and be determined by the courts of New Zealand. The taking ofproceedings in any one or more jurisdiction shall not preclude the Seller from taking proceedingsin any other jurisdiction, whether concurrently or not, to the extent permitted by the law of suchother jurisdiction.
(b) The complete or partial invalidity or unenforceability of any provision in a Contract shall in no wayaffect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions in a Contract. Any such provisionshall be deemed to be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid or enforceable.If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision shall be deemed severed subject tosuch consequential modification as may be necessary for the purpose of such severance.
(c) The headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not affect construction.
(d) Words in the singular include the plural and vice versa.
(e) Reference to a clause is to a clause in these Conditions unless the context requires otherwise.
(f) Any reference to compliance with applicable laws, regulations and codes in these Conditions is areference to the laws, regulations and codes of New Zealand unless otherwise expressly stated.
(g) The Buyer shall be solely responsible for ensuring compliance, and obtaining any and allnecessary permits, authorisations or similar under and for compliance, with all legislation,regulations, by-laws or rules having the force of law in connection with the purchase, storage,supply, importation, exportation, customs, customs clearance, use of the Goods and/or any othermatter contemplated by or in connection with these Conditions.
(h) The Buyer shall notify the Seller in writing of any direct or indirect change in the legal entity,ownership, directorship, and shareholdings involving more than 20% of the Buyer.
(i) References to any statutory provision include any statutory provision which amends or replacesit, and any subordinate legislation made under it.
3. Formation of Contracts and Application of Terms and Conditions
(a) All Contracts shall be deemed to incorporate these Conditions.
(b) Any variation to these Conditions shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing andsigned by an authorised signatory of the Seller and any variation of a Contract shall have no effectunless it is in writing and signed by the Seller and the Buyer (or their authorised representatives).
(c) A prospective Buyer shall place its order for goods or services (or both) by completing the Seller’spurchase order standard form, if applicable, or by submitting its own purchase order form (in eithercase, such form is the “Purchase Order”). Each Purchase Order shall be deemed to be an offerby the prospective Buyer to buy the goods or services (or both) of the Seller that are identified inthe Purchase Order subject to these Conditions.
(d) The Purchase Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Seller issues to theprospective Buyer an order acknowledgement form which indicates acceptance of the prospectiveBuyer’s offer on these Conditions (the “Order Acknowledgment”). A Contract between the Sellerand the Buyer shall come into existence at the time and on the date when the Seller delivers therelevant Goods or Services (or both) to the Buyer.
(e) The Contract shall constitute the entire agreement between the Seller and the Buyer, and theBuyer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made orgiven by or on behalf of the Seller that is not set out in the Contract.
(f) The Buyer shall ensure that the description of the goods or services (or both) ordered which iscontained in its Purchase Order and any applicable specifications is complete and accurate.
(g) These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions that theBuyer shall seek to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice orcourse of dealing. These Conditions may be extended by additional terms and conditions issuedby the Seller in writing and confirmed in the Order Acknowledgment.
4. Quotations and Purchase Orders
(a) Any quotation issued by the Seller shall not constitute an offer and is given on the basis that noContract shall come into existence unless and until the Seller despatches an OrderAcknowledgement to the Buyer.
(b) Any quotation issued by the Seller is valid for a period of  Business Days only after the dateof its issue, provided that the Seller has not previously withdrawn it by notice in writing to theBuyer.
(c) Subject to clause 4(d) and 12(b), any Purchase Order accepted by the Seller shall be acceptedon the basis that the Price for the goods or services (or both) (“Price”) shall be that set out in theSeller’s quotation on the condition that the Seller’s quotation is within its period of validity andnotice of withdrawal in writing has not been issued by the Seller at the time of acceptance.
(d) The Seller reserves the right to give in writing notice of the withdrawal of a quotation at any timewithin the period of validity of the quotation and before the Contract is formed. In the event thatthe Seller changes the Price of any of the goods or services (or both) offered for sale or supply,any existing quotation in respect of those goods or services (or both) shall be deemed to beautomatically withdrawn and the Seller shall issue a new quotation to the prospective Buyer.
(e) The prices stated in the Seller’s quotations are exclusive of GST.
(f) Clerical or transmission errors or omissions, whether in computation or otherwise, in anyquotation, Order Acknowledgement or invoice shall be subject to correction by the Seller.
(g) All Purchase Orders placed by a prospective Buyer shall be placed by fax, post or e-mail, or,where agreed in advance in writing by the Seller, by telephone or Seller’s electronic system forprospective Buyers to place orders and make payments.
SALE OF GOODS
5. The Goods
(a) The Goods are described in the Specification for Goods. The Goods shall comply with theSpecification for Goods in material respects. Any stated dimension or weight set out in theSpecification for Goods is an estimate only.
(b) All performance figures, descriptions (other than any description set out in the Specification forGoods), drawings and samples of Goods are approximate only being intended to serve merely asa guide. The Seller shall not be liable for their accuracy and they shall not form part of the Contract. No Contract shall be a contract by sample.
(c) The Seller may alter the Specification for Goods:(i) for the purpose of making changes to the Goods which it can establish to the reasonablesatisfaction of the Buyer constitute improvements to the Goods; or(ii) if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
(d) The Seller may increase the price of the Goods by giving notice in writing to the Buyer at any timebefore delivery, to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods to the Seller that is due to:
(i) any factor beyond the control of the Seller (including foreign exchange fluctuations,increases in taxes and duties, and increases in the cost of acquiring or manufacturing theGoods);
(ii) any request by a Buyer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered,or the Specification for Goods; or
(iii) any delay caused by any instructions of the Buyer in respect of the Goods or failure by theBuyer to the give the Seller adequate or accurate information or instructions in respect ofthe Goods.
(e) All drawings, designs, and quotations for which goods are not subsequently ordered by the Buyershall remain the property of the Seller and be treated as confidential by the Buyer and not used inany way. The Seller shall have no liability in relation to any such drawings, designs or quotation.
6. Despatch and Delivery
(a) For the purposes of this clause 6, the “Goods” shall mean the Goods in their entirety wheredelivery is not by instalments or, where delivery is by instalments, each instalment of the Goods.
(b) Goods delivered within New Zealand will be on an Ex Works (EXW) basis (as defined inINCOTERMS 2010) with delivery taking place at the location stated by the Seller in the OrderAcknowledgement (the “Point of Delivery”).
(c) Any stated delivery date is an estimate and time for delivery shall not be of the essence. TheSeller will use reasonable endeavours to meet any stated delivery date. If no date for delivery isspecified, delivery shall be within a reasonable time.
(d) The Seller shall not be liable for any Losses (as defined), caused directly or indirectly by any delayin the delivery of the Goods even if caused by the Seller’s negligence.
(e) Any delay in the delivery of the Goods shall not entitle the Buyer to terminate or rescind theContract unless such delay exceeds one hundred and eighty (180) days.
(f) Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the arrival of the Goods at the Point of Delivery. Riskin the Goods shall pass to the Buyer on completion of delivery of the Goods.
(g) Except insofar as the Contract expressly provides otherwise, standard carriage and packaging isexcluded in the price. Seller may select the method of delivery and charge the Buyer for the costof carriage. Where the Goods are to be delivered at the Buyer’s request by any special or expressmeans, the Seller will charge the Buyer the full cost of carriage. When any special packaging isrequired (whether at the Buyer’s request or because the Seller considers special packaging to benecessary), then the Seller will charge the Buyer the full cost of such packaging.
(h) In contracting for carriage and/or insurance of the Goods in transit, if required by the Contract, theSeller shall be deemed to act solely as agent of the Buyer.
(i) The Buyer must:
(i) examine the Goods on delivery;
(ii) notify the Seller and any carrier in writing of any shortage or damage within four (4) BusinessDays after the date of delivery and in respect of non-delivery within ten (10) Business Daysafter the Goods would in the ordinary course of events have been received; and
(iii) in the case of short or damaged delivery give the Seller a reasonable opportunity to inspectthe Goods,otherwise Goods shall be deemed accepted by the Buyer.
(j) Any liability of the Seller for non-delivery of the Goods shall be limited to either delivering theGoods within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro rata contract rate against anyinvoice raised for such Goods.
(k) The Seller may deliver the Goods by instalments, each instalment to be deemed to be a separateContract. Without limiting the other provisions herein, no failure or defect in delivery in respect ofany Contract or instalment shall entitle the Buyer to repudiate or cancel any other Contract orinstalment.
(l) If for any reason the Buyer fails to accept delivery of any of the Goods within two (2) BusinessDays of the Seller giving notice to the Buyer that the Goods are ready, or the Seller is unable todeliver the Goods on time because the Buyer has not provided appropriate instructions,documents, licences or authorisations for the Goods when they are tendered by the Seller fordelivery then, except where such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event:
(i) delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the second(2nd) Business Day after the day on which the Seller notified the Buyer that the Goods wereready;
(ii) risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer on completion of delivery; and
(iii) the Seller may store the Goods until delivery takes place, whereupon the Buyer shall beliable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage andinsurances). The Buyer shall be responsible for all Losses incurred by the Seller where theBuyer fails to accept delivery of Goods.
(m) If the Buyer has not accepted delivery of the Goods within ten (10) Business Days from the datethe Seller gives notice to the Buyer that the Goods were ready, the Seller may resell or otherwisedispose of part or all of the Goods.
(a) Title to the Goods shall remain with the Seller and shall not pass to the Buyer until the Seller hasreceived full payment of the Price and all other amounts payable by the Buyer in connection withthe Contract. Receipt by the Seller of any cheque or other bill of exchange or any promissorynote shall not be deemed to be payment or conditional payment until the same has been honouredor cleared, and until such time shall not prejudice or affect the rights, powers or remedies of theSeller in relation to the Buyer and/or the Goods.
(b) Where the Price is not paid in full prior to delivery of any Goods to the Buyer:
(i) the relationship between the Buyer and the Seller shall be one of principal and agent;
(ii) the Buyer will hold the Goods as bailee for the Seller;
(iii) the Buyer shall not use the Goods as security or pledge or otherwise dispose of the Goodsexcept as expressly permitted by the Seller;
(iv) the Seller may at any time terminate any agreement relating to the Goods and the bailmentwithout notice to the Buyer and may thereupon take possession of the Goods;
(v) where the Goods are stored by the Buyer, the Buyer must store the Goods separately andclearly identify them as belonging to the Seller. If the Goods are installed or affixed to otherobjects, the Seller will be given full ownership of such new goods or objects;
(vi) where the Buyer sells Goods, the Buyer does so as agent of the Seller;
(vii) where the Goods are disposed of, the monies resulting from the disposal and all otherproceeds received in respect of the Goods, including insurance proceeds will be heldseparately on trust for the Seller;
(viii) where the Goods are disposed of, the Buyer may only dispose of the Goods in the ordinarycourse of its business on commercially reasonable terms;
(ix) the Buyer hereby:
(aa) grants a security interest in favour of the Seller in the Goods supplied to the Buyerunder the Contract as security for:
(bb) the Price for the Goods;SPI1.001_007.DOCX
(cc) all other amounts payable under these Conditions in connection with the purchase,delivery and commissioning of the Goods in accordance with the relevantprovisions of these Conditions;
(dd) undertakes to promptly do all things which the Seller may reasonably require toenable the Seller to obtain the full benefit of the Security Interest;
(ee) agrees to, and to assist the Seller to, comply with all relevant requirements of lawsand regulations relating to the creation, registration, maintenance and protectionof security interests generally with respect to the Security Interest; and
(ff) undertakes not to permit the Goods to become a fixture on real property.
(x) the Buyer shall:
(aa) keep the Goods insured between the passing of risk in the Goods and title to the Goods against all risks with a reputable insurer which has been approved by theSeller for their full price, and ensure that the Seller’s interest in the Goods is notedon the insurance policy until title in the Goods passes to the Buyer. If the Buyerfails to insure the Goods the Seller may do so instead on behalf of the Buyer, whoshall reimburse the Seller on demand. Until title in the Goods passes to the Buyer,the Buyer shall hold in trust for the Seller the policy and proceeds of insurance;
(bb) notify the Seller immediately if a Default Event occurs;
(cc) give the Seller such information relating to the Goods as the Seller may requirefrom time to time; and
(dd) not dispose of, charge or encumber the Goods or any interest in the Goods orpurport to do so, but the Buyer may resell the Goods to an independent third partyon arm’s length terms in the ordinary course of its business.
(c) The Buyer irrevocably permits the Seller or any person authorised by the Seller in writing, upongiving reasonable notice to enter the Buyer’s premises or premises where the Goods arereasonably believed by the Seller to be held on the Buyer’s behalf for the purpose of examiningor recovering the Goods. The Buyer also agrees to indemnify and hold the Seller harmless forreasonable costs of removal, enforcement, and legal action in respect of the removal of anyGoods.
(d) The Seller may apply any payments received from or on behalf of the Buyer in reduction of anyamounts owing by the Buyer in such order and manner as the Seller thinks fit despite any directionto the contrary, and whether before or after the occurrence of a Default Event.
7.2 The Buyer waives its right to receive a verification statement in respect of any financing statementrelating to the Security Interest pursuant to section 148 of the PPSA.
7.3 To the extent permitted by law, the Buyer and the Seller contract out of Part 9 of the PPSA in that:(a) the rights and obligations contained in sections 114(1)(a), 125, 129, 132, 133 and 134 of the PPSAdo not apply between the Buyer and the Seller;(b) the Buyer waives its rights contained in sections 121 and 131 of the PPSA; and(c) the Buyer’s rights referred to in section 107(2)(c), (d), (h) and (i) of the PPSA do not apply betweenthe Seller and the Buyer.
7.4 The Buyer charges in favour of the Seller any land that it owns (or acquires after the date of thisagreement) as security for any and all monies owed to the Seller and hereby authorises and consentsto the Seller registering a caveat over the land if the Buyer defaults in making payment of any amountsowing to the Seller.
8. Warranty for Goods
(a) Subject to clause 8(iii)(b), the Seller warrants that on delivery, and for a period of  months fromthe date of delivery the Goods shall:
(i) conform with the Specification for Goods; and
(ii) be free from material defects in material or workmanship.
(iii) Subject to the remainder of this clause 8, the Seller warrants that if the Buyer returns theGoods within the relevant warranty period for such Goods (as set out in either clause 8(a)or 8(iii)(b)) and on the Seller’s examination such Goods prove defective as to material orworkmanship or as to compliance with the relevant Specification for Goods the Seller shall:
(iv) give notice to the Buyer that such Goods prove defective as to material or workmanship oras to compliance with the relevant Specification for Goods; and
(v) following giving notice thereof to the Buyer;
(aa) with respect to Goods which have been manufactured by the Seller, make goodthe defect without charge by (at the Seller’s option) repairing the defective Goods,replacing defective components of the defective Goods, or replacing the defectiveGoods (in their entirety) as the Seller in its discretion considers appropriate; or
(bb) with respect to Goods which have been supplied, but not manufactured by theSeller, and to the extent that it is entitled to do so, assign or at its discretion use itsreasonable endeavours otherwise to make available to the Buyer, at the Buyer’sexpense and on the basis of an indemnity (secured if appropriate) against allLosses that may be incurred by the Seller in relation thereto, the benefit of anyobligations and warranties which relate to such defect which the Seller may beowed by the manufacturer and/or supplier of the Goods or any part or componentthereof.
(b) The above warranties shall apply except where the defect in the Goods:
(i) has been caused wholly or partly by deterioration of the Goods which is necessarilyincidental to the transit of the Goods;
(ii) has been caused while the Goods were at the Buyer’s risk by:
(aa) willful default or negligence by the Buyer or its employees, agents, consultants orsubcontractors;
(bb) the occurrence of an accident;
(cc) failure by the Buyer to follow the Seller’s instructions in relation to the storage, use,installation, commissioning or maintenance of the Goods;
(dd) failure by the Buyer to follow good trade practice;
(ee) the Buyer altering or repairing such Goods without the consent in writing of theSeller; and/or
(ff) fair wear and tear, negligence or by any abnormal conditions such as (withoutlimitation) water hammer, corrosive attack or excessive dirt in the system, RFI orelectrical supply failure.
(c) Except as provided in this clause 8, the Seller shall have no liability to the Buyer in respect of theGoods’ failure to comply with the warranties set out in this clause 8.
(d) The terms of these Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by theSeller under clause 8(b)(c).
(e) To the maximum extent permitted by law, the warranties provided by the Seller in this clause 8shall replace all other representations or warranties (statutory, express or implied) and all suchrepresentations and warranties (except any which may not be lawfully excluded) are expresslyexcluded, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for anyparticular purpose. The Seller acknowledges that certain legislation in New Zealand, includingthe CGA and the FTA, provide Consumers with guarantees and rights which cannot be excluded,restricted or modified. Nothing in these Conditions excludes, restricts or modifies, or is intendedto exclude, restrict or modify any guarantee, condition, warranty, right or liability implied by law(including any guarantee, condition, right or liability imposed under the CGA or the FTA) whichcannot lawfully be excluded, restricted or modified.
(a) The Seller shall not refund the Buyer for any amounts paid by the Buyer in the event that the Buyerreturns the Goods (or part thereof) except with the Seller’s prior consent in writing. Where suchconsent is given, the Buyer agrees to pay to the Seller a minimum handling charge of thirty percent (30%) of the invoiced value.
(b) To qualify for any refund, the Goods must be appropriately packed to protect them from beingdamaged in transit and be received by the Seller in a saleable condition within twenty-two (22)Business Days of delivery to the Buyer. The term “Goods” within this clause 9(b) has the meaningset out within clause 6(a).
10. Health and Safety
10.1 The Buyer shall (and shall procure that any employee, contractor, agent or representative using oroperating the Goods on its behalf shall) read and familiarise themselves with manuals, operatinginstructions, safety data sheets and/or any other material and guidance supplied by the Buyer(Materials). Where the Buyer resells the Goods, the Buyer is responsible for ensuring that the Goodsare supplied to the ultimate end user with all relevant Materials supplied to the Buyer by the Seller.
10.2 The Buyer shall (and shall procure that any employee, contractor, agent or representative using oroperating the Goods on its behalf shall) operate the Goods and/or use and handle the Goods strictly inaccordance with the Materials supplied by the Seller.The Buyer shall be solely responsible for and shall keep the Seller indemnified against all Lossesincurred by the Seller in relation to any use of the Goods other than in strict accordance with theMaterials.
10.3 The Buyer acknowledges that certain Goods supplied by the Seller may be hazardous substances forthe purposes of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) and is aware of and will comply withits responsibilities under the HSWA in relation to hazardous substances.
11. Export Sales
(a) Where goods are supplied for export from New Zealand the provisions of this clause 11 shallapply, and where there is any conflict between the provisions of this clause 11 and any otherConditions, the provisions of this clause 11 shall prevail.
(b) Charges for the cost of export deliveries and documentation shall be as stated in the Contract.
(c) Unless otherwise agreed between the Seller and the Buyer in writing, payment shall be made bythe Buyer by an irrevocable letter of credit satisfactory to the Seller, established by the Buyer infavour of the Seller immediately upon receipt of the Order Acknowledgment and confirmed by aNew Zealand bank acceptable to the Seller. The letter of credit shall be for the Price payable forthe Goods (together with any tax or duty payable) to the Seller and shall be valid for six months.The Seller shall be entitled to immediate cash payment on presentation to such New Zealandbank of the documents set out in the letter of credit.
(d) Except where specifically agreed in writing to the contrary, delivery to a Buyer outside NewZealand will be in accordance with the “Ex Works” rule from the international rules for theinterpretation of trade terms prepared by the International Chamber of Commerce (INCOTERMS).In the case of deliveries outside New Zealand the Seller does not accept any liability for damageto the Goods during transit, or marine or war risks unless otherwise specifically agreed by theSeller.
(e) The party which is exporting, in the case of exports, or the party which is importing, in the case ofimports, will be responsible for obtaining all necessary licences, or other governmentalauthorisations required in connection with any export, re-export, or imports, as the case may be,under the Contract. The parties will co-operate with each other in securing any such licenses orauthorisations as may be required and each will provide such statements, certificates andassurances regarding transfer, use, disposition, end-use, source of supply, nationalities and reexportof the Goods as may be required in connection with each party’s application for anyrequired license or governmental authorisation.
(f) Any government fees or charges in connection with obtaining such licenses or authorisations willbe the responsibility of the party which is exporting, in the case of exports, and the party which isimporting, in the case of imports, the Goods.
(g) The Buyer undertakes not to:
(i) offer the Goods for resale in any country where the Buyer knows the export of the Goods isprohibited by the US Government, the UK Government, the UN, the EU or any other relevantorganisation; or
(ii) offer to sell the Goods to any person the Buyer knows or suspects will subsequently resellthe Goods into a country where export of the Goods is prohibited by the US Government,the UK Government, the UN, the EU or any other relevant organisation.
(h) The Buyer will indemnify the Seller for all liabilities, loss, damages, costs and expenses awardedagainst or incurred by the Seller arising out of or in connection with any breach of the Buyer’sobligations contained in clause 11(g).
(i) The Buyer agrees to provide the Seller with any information the Seller reasonably requiresconcerning the destination and use of the Goods, to allow the Seller to comply in full with anyrelevant export legislation.
SUPPLY OF SERVICES
12. Period of Supply
(a) Unless otherwise specified in the Order Acknowledgment, the agreement for the supply of theServices shall be for a period of one (1) year from the date the Seller issues an OrderAcknowledgement to the Buyer in accordance with clause 3(d) (the “Term for Services”).
(b) The Seller reserves the right to increase its Price for the Services at any time during the Term forServices. The Seller will give the Buyer notice in writing of any such increase not less than eight(8) weeks before the proposed date of the increase. If such increase is not acceptable to theBuyer, it shall notify the Seller in writing within two (2) weeks of the Seller’s notice and the Sellershall have the right, without limiting its other rights or remedies, to terminate the Contract by givingfour (4) weeks’ notice in writing to the Buyer.
13. Performance of Services
(a) The Seller agrees to provide the Services in accordance with the Specification for Services in allmaterial respects, and to supply as necessary spare or replacement parts and/or consumables,to the Buyer’s plant and/or equipment at the sites(s) specified in the Seller’s OrderAcknowledgment.
(b) If the Seller agrees to supply spare or replacement parts and/or consumables, such supply will bestrictly on the basis of these Conditions.
(c) Any stated performance date is an estimate only and time for performance of the Services shallnot be of the essence. The Seller shall use reasonable endeavours to meet any statedperformance date. If no date for performance is specified, the Services shall be performed withina reasonable time.
(d) The Seller shall not be liable for any Losses (as defined), caused directly or indirectly by any delayin the performance of the Services even if caused by the Seller’s negligence.
(e) Subject to clause 13(g), any delay in the performance of the Services shall not entitle the Buyerto terminate or rescind the Contract unless such delay exceeds one hundred and eighty (180)days.
(f) Subject to clause 13(g), the Seller’s liability for non-performance of Services shall be limited toeither performing the Services within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro ratacontract rate against any invoice submitted to the Buyer for the Services.
(g) If the Seller’s performance of the Services is prevented or delayed by the Buyer or by the failureof the Buyer to perform any of its obligations under the Contract (“Buyer Default”) then upon theSeller giving the Buyer notice in writing that there has been a Buyer Default:
(i) the Seller shall without limiting its other rights or remedies have the right to suspendperformance of the Services until the Buyer remedies the Buyer Default and to rely on theBuyer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations to the extent thatthe Buyer Default prevents or delays the Seller’s performance of the Services;
(ii) the Seller shall not be liable for any Losses incurred by the Buyer arising directly or indirectlyfrom the Seller’s failure or delay in performing the Services; and
(iii) the Buyer shall reimburse the Seller on demand for all Losses incurred by the Seller arisingdirectly or indirectly from the Buyer Default.
(h) The Seller reserves the right, at the Seller’s discretion, to employ subcontractors to perform all orany part of the Services (including, without limitation, to commission, install, maintain or repair anyparts or equipment) on behalf of the Seller.
(i) The Seller warrants that in providing the Services it will exercise reasonable care and attentionand that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations. However the Seller excludes liabilityfor all Losses arising directly or indirectly out of any failure or diminution in performance of theBuyer’s plant or equipment caused by the plant or equipment, or any part thereof:
(i) being used or operated otherwise than in accordance with any applicable installation,maintenance or operational instructions; or
(ii) being used or operated otherwise than in accordance with the Seller’s instructions orrecommendations; or
(iii) having been adjusted, changed or altered in any way by the Buyer or any third party sincethe date of installation or commissioning of the plant or equipment or the date of theimmediately preceding visit by the Seller’s employee or sub-contractor.
(j) The Buyer warrants to the Seller that the Buyer’s plant and equipment is supplied with water at aquality that complies with BS 2486:1997 and is compliant with any additional requirements inwriting notified by the Seller to the Buyer in respect of the Buyer’s plant and equipment. The Sellerexcludes all liability for Losses arising directly or indirectly out of any failure or diminution inperformance of the Buyer’s plant or equipment or any part thereof which is caused directly orindirectly by a breach by the Buyer of this warranty.
(k) With regard to the testing of safety and relief valves as part of the Services, the effective seat areamust be determined to carry out the test. The Buyer shall inform the Seller of the effective seatarea or the Seller shall calculate the effective seat area based on data obtained from engineeringdrawings supplied by the valve manufacturer or the Buyer. The Buyer shall use its bestendeavours to ensure the accuracy of the information regarding the effective seat area providedto the Seller as such information is critical to test accuracy. The Seller shall accept no liability forSPI1.001_007.DOCXLosses arising directly or indirectly from erroneous test results caused directly or indirectly byincorrect information regarding the effective seat area being provided.]
(l) The Seller reserves the right to replace at the Buyer’s cost the Buyer’s plant or equipment or anypart thereof which is unserviceable or inefficient as the Seller considers reasonably necessary inorder to fulfil its obligations to provide the Services in accordance with the specification set out inthe Order Acknowledgment.
(m) Alternatively, the Seller may charge the Buyer for the reconditioning of any part of the Buyer’splant or equipment that, in the reasonable opinion of the Seller, cannot be suitably or economicallyrepaired on site. The Seller will provide the Buyer with an estimate of reconditioning charges foreach item and if the Buyer does not agree to have the item(s) reconditioned, the Seller reservesthe right to amend the scope of the Services as in its absolute discretion it considers necessary.
14. Access to Buyer’s Site(s)
(a) The Buyer shall co-operate with the Seller in all matters relating to the Services and shall providethe Seller with such information as the Seller may reasonably require in order to perform theServices. The Buyer shall ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects.
(b) The Buyer shall obtain and maintain any necessary authorisations, licences, permissions, andconsents which may be required before the date upon which the Services are due to start.
(c) The Buyer shall permit the Seller, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors full andfree access to the Buyer’s site(s) and to the Buyer’s plant and equipment which is the subject ofthe Contract, subject to the Seller and its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractorscomplying with the Buyer’s reasonable requirements as to site safety and security (including allhealth and safety policies). If, at the time of any pre-arranged visit the Seller’s employees, agents,consultants and subcontractors are unable to gain access to the Buyer’s site(s) or plant orequipment in order to supply the Services, the Seller reserves the right to charge for the time spentattending at the Buyer’s site(s) and for the cost of carrying out any subsequent visit.
(d) If reasonably required by the Seller, the Buyer shall make available to the Seller a secure storagearea at the Buyer’s site(s) for storage of the Seller’s service equipment and shall keep all materials,equipment, documents and other property of the Seller (the “Seller Service Equipment”) in suchstorage area in safe custody and at the Buyer’s risk. The Buyer shall not dispose of the SellerService Equipment other than in accordance with the Seller’s instructions in writing.
(e) Prior to any visits by the Seller’s employees, agents, consultants or subcontractors, the Buyer will:
(i) strip back any pipe lagging;
(ii) supply and erect suitable scaffolding (if required) to allow working access to the Buyer’splant and equipment; and
(iii) supply any necessary lifting equipment and required operators.
(f) Following any visits by the Seller’s employees, agents, consultants or subcontractors, the Buyerwill be responsible for the reinstatement of any pipe lagging and the dismantling of any scaffoldingerected.
(g) The Buyer will provide the Seller’s employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors with allspecialist safety clothing or equipment as may be necessary to meet the Buyer’s obligations underthe HSWA and any internal health and safety and environmental policies (excluding hard hat,safety glasses, overalls and protective shoes which will be provided by the Seller).
(h) The Buyer will procure that the Seller’s employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors arecovered by the Buyer’s third party liability insurance policy of an amount of not less than [six milliondollars (NZ$6,000,000)] per occurrence whilst such employees or subcontractors are on theBuyer’s premises.
(i) Emergency Call-outs are intended for genuine emergency breakdown of the Buyer’s plant orequipment which is the subject of the Contract only and will be charged by the Seller to the Buyerat the appropriate daily rate specified in the Order Acknowledgment. Each Emergency Call-outwill be charged as one (1) additional day of Services over and above the number of days specifiedin the Order Acknowledgment for the supply of the Services.
(j) The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the Seller shall at no time own, occupy or control (or bedeemed to control) any part of the Buyer’s premises and/or hold or be fixed with any duties orliabilities under the HSWA or common law in relation to any part of the Buyer’s premises.
15. Payment and Other Buyer Obligations
(a) In respect of the Goods, subject to clause 15(d) the Seller shall invoice the Buyer for the full Priceof the Goods on or at any time after the despatch of the Goods.
(b) In respect of the Services, the Seller shall invoice the Buyer for the Services either monthly orquarterly as set out in the Contract.
(c) In the event that the Buyer chooses to purchase additional Goods or Services from the Seller thatare not set out in the Contract but which are related to the Contract, the terms of such Contractwill be deemed to apply to such additional Goods or Services and the Seller will invoice the Buyerfor such Goods and Services pursuant to clauses 15(a) or 15(b), as appropriate, under the originalPurchase Order number unless otherwise agreed between the parties.
(d) The Seller may in its absolute discretion agree in writing to the Buyer paying for the Goods ininstalments, or may agree in writing to extend credit to the Buyer in respect of the payment forGoods. In the event that the Seller agrees to payment by instalments or extends credit in respectof the payment by the Buyer for Goods, the Seller shall invoice the Buyer monthly for agreedinstalments of the Price. The Seller may in its absolute discretion by notice in writing to the Buyerwithdraw (with immediate effect) the Buyer’s right to credit or to pay for the Goods by instalments.
(e) The Buyer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Seller:
(i) within the earlier of thirty (30) days of the date of the invoice or such other period of timeafter the date of the invoice as has been agreed in the Contract; and
(ii) in New Zealand dollars (or such other currency as the Seller may from time to time agree inwriting) to a bank account nominated in writing by the Seller.
(f) Time is of the essence in relation to payment.
(g) All amounts payable by the Buyer under the Contract are exclusive of GST chargeable from timeto time. Where any taxable supply for GST purposes is made under the Contract by the Seller tothe Buyer, the Buyer shall, on receipt of a valid GST invoice from the Seller, pay to the Seller suchadditional amounts in respect of GST as are chargeable on the supply of the Services or theGoods at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services or the Goods.
(h) The Buyer shall make all payments due under the Contract in full without any deduction whetherby way of set-off, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise unless required by law.
(i) No payment shall be deemed to have been received until the Seller has received cleared funds.
(j) All payments payable to the Seller under the Contract shall become due immediately on itstermination despite any other provision.
(k) If the Buyer fails to pay the Seller any sum due pursuant to the Contract by the due date forpayment:
(i) the Buyer shall pay interest to the Seller on the amount owing on the due date at the higherrate of either:
(aa) [1.5%] per month; or
(bb) [4%] per annum above the 90-day retail lending base rate of [HSBC] (as variedfrom time to time),calculated on a daily basis and accruing in the same manner untilpayment of the overdue amount and any interest is made in full to the Seller.
(ii) the Seller may, in its absolute discretion and without liability to the Buyer, suspendperformance of its obligations under the Contract and under any or all other Contractsbetween the Seller and the Buyer or terminate the Contract and any or all other Contractsbetween the Seller and the Buyer with immediate effect.
(l) If the Buyer pays any amount to the Seller without apportioning it between specific debts orliabilities, the amount paid shall be apportioned as the Seller thinks fit. The Seller may attributethe entirety of an amount paid to one or more specific items in respect of which payment is due,rather than to all the items in respect of which payment is due.
(m) The Buyer shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations and codes from time totime in force, including those related to data protection and to anti-bribery and corruption. Buyermust comply with the requirements of the United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) and shallnot engage in any activity, practice or conduct which would constitute an offence under sections1, 2, or 6 of the Act if such activity, practice or conduct had been carried out in the UnitedKingdom. Additionally, Buyer shall comply, and shall ensure compliance of any party with whichit subcontracts complies, with the requirements of the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act(2015), including ensuring that all forms of forced labour are eliminated from its business.
(a) No Contract shall be cancelled by the Buyer except with the Seller’s prior consent in writing.(b) In the event of the Seller agreeing to the Buyer cancelling all or any part of the Contract, the Sellermay, without prejudice to any other rights against the Buyer which it may have, require the Buyerto pay a cancellation charge. Any cancellation charge will correspond to the type of contractbeing cancelled. Contracts for bespoke Goods manufactured by the Seller to the Buyer’sspecifications may be subject to a cancellation charge of 100% of the Price of the Contract afterthe Order Acknowledgement has been sent.(c) In the event that the Seller agrees to cancellation of a Contract in respect of the supply of Goodsor Services (or both) which have been ordered to comply with the Buyer's special requirements,the Buyer shall be liable for all costs incurred by the Seller up to the time of cancellation of theContract in addition to payment of a cancellation charge pursuant to clause 016(b).
17. Intellectual Property
(a) The Buyer acknowledges that:(i) the Intellectual Property Rights in the Goods and any materials prepared by the Seller or onits behalf which relate to the Goods and their development (including, without limitation,drawings, designs, samples, models and similar items) (the “Goods Materials”) are theproperty of the Seller or the third party manufacturers of the Goods (as applicable);(ii) nothing in these Conditions or in a Contract shall be construed as conferring any licence orgranting any rights in favour of the Buyer in the Intellectual Property Rights in the Goods orthe Goods Materials. The Buyer may re-sell the Goods subject to the Seller’s right to controlthe use of its trade marks within the European Economic Area or jurisdiction into which theGoods are sold and the Buyer shall assist the Seller as required in preventing parallelimporters from diluting the Seller’s rights; and(iii) any goodwill in any trade marks affixed or applied to the Goods shall enure to the sole benefitof the Seller or any other owner of the trade marks from time to time.(b) The Buyer shall not repackage the Goods and shall not without the Seller’s prior consent in writingallow any trade marks of the Seller or other words or marks applied to the Goods to be obliterated,obscured or omitted or add any additional marks or words.(c) The Buyer shall not use (other than pursuant to these Conditions or a Contract) or seek to registerany trade mark or trade name (including any company name) which is identical to, confusinglysimilar to, or incorporates any trade mark or trade name which the Seller owns or claims rights inanywhere in the world.(d) If at any time it is alleged that the Goods infringe the rights of any third party or if, in the Seller’sreasonable opinion, such an allegation is likely to be made, the Seller may at its option and itsown cost:(i) modify or replace the Goods in order to avoid the infringement; or(ii) procure for the Buyer the right to continue using the Goods; or(iii) repurchase the Goods at the Price paid by the Buyer, less depreciation at the rate the Sellerapplies to its own equipment.(e) The Buyer shall promptly notify the Seller of:(i) any actual, threatened or suspected infringement of any of the Intellectual Property Rightsin the Goods or the Goods Materials (or both) which comes to the Buyer’s notice; and(ii) any claim by any third party that comes to the Buyer’s notice that the sale or advertisementof the Goods or the use of the Goods Materials (or both) infringes the rights of any person.(f) The Buyer agrees (at the Seller’s request and expense) to do all such things as may be reasonablyrequired to assist the Seller in taking or resisting any proceedings in relation to any infringementor claim referred to in clause 17(e), and the Buyer shall not make any admissions or statementsin respect of or compromise any such claim other than with the prior written consent of the Seller.(g) In the event of any claim, proceeding or suit by a third party against the Buyer alleging aninfringement of such party’s rights by any of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Goods or theGoods Materials (or both), the Seller shall defend the claim, proceeding or suit at the Seller’sexpense, subject to:(i) the Buyer promptly notifying the Seller in writing of any such claim, proceeding or suit; and(ii) the Seller being given sole control of the defence of the claim, proceeding or suit,and provided that the Seller shall not be liable and shall not defend the claim, proceeding or suitto the extent that such infringements arise out of or in connection with modifications to the Goodsor the Goods Materials (or both) made by anyone except the Seller or its authorisedrepresentative, or out of use or annexation of the Goods or the Goods Materials (or both) with orto products or third party materials not specified or expressly approved in advance in writing bythe Seller, or where the claim, proceeding or suit arises from the Seller’s adherence to the Buyer’srequested changes to the Specification for Goods or from infringing items of the Buyer’s origin,design or selection.(h) The Seller shall reimburse the Buyer with an amount equal to any liability assessed against theBuyer by final judgment on account of an infringement described in clause 17(g).(i) All Intellectual Property Rights in the or arising out of the or in connection with the Services shallbe owned by the Seller.(j) All Intellectual Property Rights in the materials, equipment, documents and other property of theSeller are the exclusive property of the Seller or of its licensors and shall be returned to the Selleron demand.
18. Trade Prohibitions
(a) The Buyer undertakes to the Seller that the Buyer shall not re-sell or otherwise supply the Goodsto a third party which is the subject of any statutory trade prohibition of the United States ofAmerica or a member state of the European Union (“Sanctioned Third Party”).
(b) Without prejudice to clause 18(a), if the Seller shall have notice of or reasonable grounds tobelieve that the Buyer intends to re-sell or otherwise supply the Goods to a Sanctioned Third Partythe Seller may upon giving notice thereof to the Buyer refuse to deliver the whole or any part ofthe Goods and shall have no liability to the Buyer for such refusal.
19. Limitation and Exclusion of Liabilities
(a) The Buyer warrants and represents that it is not a Consumer.
(b) Where the Buyer supplies the Goods in trade to a person acquiring them for business purposes,it must be a term of the Buyer’s contract with the purchaser that the CGA or any amending orsubstituting legislation does not apply in respect of such Goods.
(c) The Buyer warrants it is acquiring the Goods and/or Services for business purposes and that theCGA does not apply to the supply of the Goods and/or Services.
(d) The Buyer declares and warrants that the credit to be provided under a Contract (if any) is to beapplied for business purposes and not for personal, domestic or household purposes. The Buyershall be required to provide a declaration to that effect to the Seller in connection with its [creditapplication] under section 14 Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003.
(e) The Buyer agrees to indemnify the Seller against any liability or cost incurred by the Seller underthe CGA or any amending or substituting legislation as a result of any breach by the Buyer of theobligations contained in these Conditions. Nothing in these Conditions is intended to have theeffect of contracting out of the provisions of the CGA or any amending or substituting legislation,except to the extent permitted by the CGA and these Terms and Conditions are to be modified tothe extent necessary to give effect to that intention.
(f) Subject to and without limiting clause 19(g) or any other clause, the Seller shall not be liable tothe Buyer whether in Contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise,for any Losses (as defined) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with any contractfor the supply of Goods and/or Services (or that part of a contract which relates to Goods and/orServices).
(g) Notwithstanding any other terms of these Conditions the Seller does not limit or exclude its liabilityfor fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury resulting from itsnegligence or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors.
(h) Subject to and without limiting clause 19(g)or any other clause, the Seller’s total liability to theBuyer in respect of all other loss arising out of or in connection with any contract for the supply ofGoods and/or Aervices (or that part of a contract which relates to Goods and/or Services), whetherin contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in nocircumstances exceed the value of the Contract which gave rise to buyer’s claim.
(i) The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the limited warranties and all limitations and exclusionsof the Seller’s liability set out in these conditions are reasonable and are reflected in the price ofthe Goods or Services (or both) (as applicable) and the Buyer shall accept risk or insureaccordingly (or both).
(j) The Seller shall have no responsibility for any Losses incurred by the Buyer in the event that anyinformation in any quotation or Order Acknowledgement is applied in connection with productsother than the Goods and Services.SPI1.001_007.DOCX(k) This clause 19 shall survive the termination or cancellation of the Contract.
20. Force Majeure
(a) The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer as a result of any delay or failure to perform itsobligations under the Contract as a result of a Force Majeure Event.
(b) If the Force Majeure Event prevents the Seller from providing any of the Services or Goods (orboth) for more than forty-four (44) Business Days, the Seller shall, without limiting its other rightsor remedies, have the right to terminate the Contract with the Buyer immediately by giving noticein writing to the Buyer.
21. Default and Indemnity
(a) For the purposes of these Conditions a “Default Event” shall be one or more of the following:
(i) any default or breach by the Buyer under the Contract including a failure to make payment;
(ii) the Buyer becomes insolvent, is adjudicated bankrupt, or otherwise unable to pay its debtsas they fall due;
(iii) the Buyer ceases or threatens to cease to carry on its business;
(iv) a receiver, liquidator, official assignee, administrator or statutory manager of the Buyer’s orthe Buyer’s assets is appointed;
(v) the Buyer enters into any composition or arrangement with its creditors;
(vi) the Buyer fails to pay any judgment of any court which is not stayed within five working daysof the judgment;
(vii) a change in the effective control and/or management of the Buyer;
(viii) any other event which in the sole discretion of the Seller gives rise to concern as to the timelypayment of the Buyer’s debts; and
(ix) the Goods are ‘at risk’ (as that term is defined in the PPSA).
(b) If a Default Event occurs, the Seller, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies it has atlaw or in equity may, at any time thereafter, suspend or terminate the Contract, and payment forthe Goods delivered and any money owing by the Buyer to the Seller shall immediately becomedue and payable.
(c) Any suspension of the Contract by the Seller shall not prevent the Seller from terminating theContract during the period of suspension.
(d) The Buyer agrees that, if a Default Event occurs, the Seller (and its employees or agents) as agentof the Buyer may:
(i) without prior notice, enter upon any land or premises where the Seller believes the Goodsare kept in order to take possession of and/or remove them. The Buyer agrees to procureall other rights (including consents) necessary to enable, and to indemnify the Seller (and itsemployees and agents) against any liability incurred in connection with, such entry, takingof possession and removal.
(ii) sell or dispose of any Goods in such manner and generally on such terms and conditions asthe Seller thinks fit, and, in each case, otherwise do anything the Buyer could do in relationto the Goods and apply proceeds. The Seller and the Buyer agree that section 109 (1) of thePPSA is contracted out of in respect of particular Goods if and only for so long as the Selleris not the secured party with priority over all other secured parties in respect of those Goods.
(e) If at the time of a Default Event all or any of the Goods have been lost, damaged or destroyed incircumstances that entitle the Buyer to claim reimbursement pursuant to any insurance policy,then the Buyer hereby authorises the Seller to act in all respects as the Buyer in making orpursuing the claim, and hereby assigns to the Seller all legal and equitable title to the proceeds ofthe claim, which proceeds are to be credited towards the amounts owed.
(f) The Seller will not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage the Buyer suffers because theSeller exercises any rights, powers or remedies after the occurrence of a Default Event, includingunder this clause 21.
(g) All costs, claims, proceedings, damages and expenses of or incurred by the Seller as a result ofany such action contemplated by this clause 21 together with transportation, storage charges andlegal costs (as between solicitor and own client) shall be payable by the Buyer upon demand. Anysuspension of the Contract by the Seller shall not prevent it terminating the Contract during theperiod of suspension.
(h) The Buyer acknowledges that the Seller continues to supply the Buyer on the condition that allpayments received by the Seller from the Buyer are valid and are made in the ordinary course ofthe Buyer’s business.
(i) The Buyer further acknowledges that the Seller receives all payments in the ordinary course ofthe Buyer’s business, in good faith and in the reasonably held belief as to the validity of thosepayments unless and until the Buyer gives notice in writing to the Seller:
(i) that the Buyer is unable to pay its debts; and
(ii) that the Buyer’s intention or purpose in making such payment is to enable the Seller toreceive more towards the satisfaction of its debt than it would otherwise have received orhave been likely to have received in any liquidation of the Buyer,
(iii) and until receipt of such notice all payments received from the Buyer are deemed to bemade in the ordinary course of the Buyer’s business.
(j) The Seller is given and may exercise all or any of the rights and remedies referred to in theseTerms and Conditions without prejudice to any other rights and remedies that may be available toit, and no failure or neglect to act or pursue any right or remedy available to the Seller in any wayprejudice its right to exercise that or any right or remedy.
(k) Notwithstanding the passing of time since the Default Event the Seller can invoke the provisionsof this clause 21 at any time.
22. Dispute Resolution
(a) Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Conditions or the Contract including, but notlimited to, any dispute or difficulty arising in connection with the interpretation, application and/oreffect of any of these Conditions or restrictions imposed or any procedure to be followed underthe Contract and/ or arising out of the termination or cancellation of the Contract or any provisionshereof (“Dispute”), except where an interdict or urgent relief is sought from a court of competentjurisdiction, or where otherwise provided in the Contract, such Dispute shall be dealt with inaccordance with this clause 22.
(b) Where a party believes a Dispute has arisen, that party shall give notice immediately to the otherparty setting out details of the Dispute. The parties will endeavour in good faith to resolve theDispute between themselves within fourteen (14) days of the receipt of the notice.
(c) Where the parties cannot resolve the Dispute in accordance with clause 22(b), arbitration may becommenced by a party giving written notice to the other party stating the subject matter and detailsof the Dispute and requiring the Dispute to be referred to arbitration.
(d) The arbitrator shall be appointed by the parties, or failing agreement within fourteen (14) daysafter, and exclusive of, the date the written notice was given shall be appointed at the request ofa party by the president or vice-president for the time being of the New Zealand Law Society orthe nominee of such president or vice-president (“Arbitrator”).
(e) The arbitration shall be conducted as soon as possible in Auckland, New Zealand.
(f) The Arbitration Act 1996 shall not apply.
(g) Save as specifically provided in this clause 22 , the Arbitrator shall act as an arbitrator and not asan expert.
(h) The parties shall use their best endeavours to procure that the decision of the Arbitrator shall begiven as soon as possible.
(i) Should the Arbitrator deem it necessary to obtain technical advice of any matter relating to thedispute, he/she shall be entitled to obtain advice from a technical expert who is agreed by theSeller in the relevant field.
(j) The Arbitrator’s decision may include an award as to legal costs and expenses of the parties inconnection with the Dispute.
(k) The Arbitrator’s decision shall be final and binding on the parties.
(l) This clause 22 constitutes an irrevocable consent by the parties to any proceedings for theduration of the Contract and neither of the parties shall be entitled to withdraw from the provisionsof this clause or claim at any such proceedings that it is not bound by this clause.
(m) Neither party shall commence legal proceedings against the other, except for injunctive relief,before following the procedure set out in this clause 22 .
(n) This clause is severable from the rest of these Conditions and shall survive termination orcancellation of the Contract.
(a) Each of the Seller and the Buyer (the “Receiving Party”) shall keep in strict confidence all technicalor commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of aconfidential nature and have been disclosed to the Receiving Party by the other party (“DisclosingParty”), its employees, agents or subcontractors, and any other confidential informationconcerning the Disclosing Party's business, its products and services which the Receiving Partymay obtain. The Receiving Party shall only disclose such confidential information to those of itsemployees, agents and subcontractors who need to know it for the purpose of discharging theReceiving Party's obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agentsand subcontractors comply with the obligations set out in this clause 23 as though they were aparty to the Contract. The Receiving Party may also disclose such of the Disclosing Party'sconfidential information as is required to be disclosed by law, any governmental or regulatoryauthority or by a court of competent jurisdiction. This clause 23 shall survive termination orcancellation of the Contract.
(a) Any notice required to be in writing can be given by way of personal delivery, post, facsimile oremail, and will be deemed to be received unless the contrary is proven:
(i) in the case of personal delivery, at the time of delivery;
(ii) in the case of a letter where the country of origin and the country of destination are the same,on the third Business Day after posting the letter by pre-paid mail;
(iii) in the case of a letter where the country of origin and the country of destination are different,on the tenth Business Day after posting the letter by pre-paid mail;(iv) in the case of a facsimile, at the time of successful transmission; and(v) in the case of an email, at the time it is sent.
(b) However, despite the foregoing, if receipt is after 5pm on a Business Day or any time on a non-Business Day, then it is deemed to have been received at 9am on the next Business Day.
(a) The Seller’s rights under these Conditions are in addition to any other rights which the Seller mayhave under the general law or otherwise.
(b) If the Buyer comprises two or more persons, their obligations are joint and several.
(c) The Buyer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, sub-contract, or otherwise dispose of ordeal in any Contract or any rights or obligations (or both) (as applicable) thereunder in whole or inpart without the Seller’s prior consent in writing. Any such action purported to be taken by theBuyer without the Seller’s prior consent in writing shall be void.
(d) The Seller may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, sub-contract or otherwise disposeof or deal in its rights or obligations (or both) (as applicable) under any Contract or any part of itto any entity.
(e) A waiver by the Seller of any right under the Contract or law will only be effective if it is in writing.Any failure or delay by the Seller in exercising, or any partial exercise by the Seller, of any right orremedy under the Contract or by law shall not constitute as a waiver of that or any other right orremedy. No single exercise by the Seller shall prevent the further exercise of that or any otherright or remedy.
(f) Any waiver by the Seller of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Contract bythe Buyer shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall no wayaffect the other terms of the Contract.
(g) No term of the Contract shall be enforceable by any person that is not a party to it.(h) This clause 25 shall survive termination or cancellation of the Contract.