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1.1     In these conditions

” Buyer” means the person so described in the Order

“Conditions”  means the standard terms and conditions of purchase set out in this document and (unless the context otherwise requires) include any special terms and conditions agreed in Writing between the Buyer and the Seller

“Contract” means the contract for the sale and purchase of the Goods and the supply and acquisition of the Services

“Delivery Address”  means the address stated on the Order

“Goods” means the goods (including any instalment of the goods

or any part of them) described in the Order

“Incoterms”  means the international rules for the interpretation of trade terms of the International Chamber of Commerce as in force at the date when the Contract is made

“Order”  means the Buyer’s purchase order

“Performance”   means performance by the Seller of its obligations under the Contract relating to the physical manufacture of Goods;

“Price”   means the price of the Goods and/or the charge for the Services

“Seller”  means Qualitape UK Ltd registered in England under registered number 3755648

“Services”  means the services (if any) described in the Order

“Specification” includes any plans, drawings, data or other information relating to the Goods or Services

“Writing” includes telex, cable, facsimile and email transmission and comparable means of communication

1.2   In these Conditions, the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter, and the singular the plural, and vice versa as the context shall admit or require.

1.3  The expression “person” shall mean any person, body corporate, unincorporated association and partnership.

1.4  The headings in these Conditions are for ease of reference only and shall not affect their construction.

1.5  Any reference to a statutory provision shall include that provision as from time to time modified or re-enacted provided that in the case of modifications or re-enactments made after the date of the Contract they shall not have effected a substantive change to that provision.

Unless the context otherwise requires, any term or expression which is defined in or given a particular meaning by the provisions of Incoterms shall have the same meaning in these Conditions, but if there is any conflict between the provisions of Incoterrns and these Conditions, the latter shall prevail.


2.   Basis of purchase

2.1   The Order constitutes an offer to the Seller to purchase the Goods and/or acquire the Services subject to these Conditions

2.2   These Conditions are the only conditions upon which the Seller is prepared to enter into the Contract and shall apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions on which any quotation has been given to the Buyer or subject to which the Order is accepted or purported to be accepted by the Seller

2.3  No variation to the Order or these Conditions shall be binding unless agreed in Writing between the authorised representatives of the Buyer and the Seller


3.    Specifications

3.1   The quantity, quality and description of the Goods and the Services shall subject as provided in these Conditions be as specified in the Order and/or in any applicable Specification supplied by the Buyer to the Seller or agreed in Writing by the Seller

3.2    Any Specification supplied by the Seller to the Buyer or specifically produced by the Seller for the Buyer in connection with the Contract together with the copyright, design rights or any other intellectual property rights in the Specification shall be the exclusive property of the Seller. The Buyer shall not disclose to any third party or use any such Specification except to the extent that it is or becomes public knowledge through no fault of the Buyer or as required for the purpose of the Contract

3.3   The Seller shall comply with all applicable regulations or other legal requirements concerning the manufacture, packaging, packing and delivery of the Goods and the performance of the Services

3.4   The Seller shall not unreasonably refuse any request by the Buyer to inspect and test the Goods during manufacture, processing or storage at the premises of the Seller or any third party prior to despatch

3.5  If as a result of inspection or testing the Buyer is not satisfied that the Goods will comply in all respects with the Contract and the Buyer so informs the Seller within seven days of inspection or testing the Seller shall take such steps as are necessary to ensure compliance

3.6  The Goods shall be marked in accordance with the Buyer’s instructions and any applicable regulations or requirements of the carrier and properly packed and secured so as to reach their destination in an undamaged condition

4.  Price of the Goods and Services

4.1 The Price of the Goods and the Services shall be as stated in the Order and unless otherwise so stated shall be:

(a)   exclusive of any applicable value added tax (which shall be payable by the Buyer subject to receipt of a VAT invoice); and

(b)   inclusive of all charges for packaging, packing and insurance of the Goods to the Delivery Address and any duties, imposts or levies other than value added tax


5.   Terms of payment

5.1   The Seller shall be entitled to invoice the Buyer on or at any time after delivery of the Goods or performance of the Services as the case may be and each invoice shall quote the number of the Order

5.2.    Unless otherwise stated in the Order the Buyer shall pay the Price of the Goods and the Services within 30 days after the receipt by the Buyer of a proper invoice or if later after acceptance of the Goods or Services in question by the Buyer

5.3   The Buyer shall be entitled to set off against the Price any sums owed to the Buyer by the Seller


6.  Delivery

6.1  The Goods shall be delivered to and the Services shall be performed at the Delivery Address on the date or within the period stated in the Order in either case during the Buyer’s usual business hours

6.2  Where the date of delivery of the Goods or of performance of the Services is to be specified after the placing of the Order the Seller shall give the Buyer reasonable notice of the specified date

6.3  The time of delivery of the Goods and of performance of the Services is of the essence of the Contract

6.4   A packing note quoting the number of the Order will accompany each delivery or consignment of the Goods

6.5  If the Goods are to be delivered or the Services are to be performed by instalments the Contract will be treated as a single contract and not severable

6.6   The Buyer shall supply the Seller in good time with any instructions or other information required to enable the Buyer to accept delivery of the Goods and performance of the Services

6.7   The Buyer shall not be obliged to return to the Seller any packaging or packing materials for the Goods whether or not any Goods are accepted by the Buyer

7.    Risk and property

7.1   Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to the Buyer upon delivery to the Buyer in accordance with the Contract

7.2   The property in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer upon payment unless payment for the Goods is made prior to delivery when it shall pass to the Buyer once payment has been made and the Goods have been appropriated to the Contract

8.  Warranties and liability

8.1   The Seller warrants to the Buyer that the Goods:

(a)  will be of satisfactory quality and fit for any purpose held out by the Seller or made known to the Seller in Writing at the time the Order is placed;

(b)   will be free from defects in design, material and workmanship;

(c)   will correspond with any relevant Specification or sample; and

(d)    will comply with all statutory requirements and regulations relating to the sale of the Goods

8.2    The Seller warrants to the Buyer that the Services will be performed by appropriately qualified and trained personnel with due care and diligence and to such high standard of quality as it is reasonable for the Buyer to expect in all the circumstances

8.3   The Seller shall indemnify the Buyer in full against all liability, loss, damages, costs and expenses (including legal expenses) awarded against or incurred or paid by the Buyer as a result of or in connection with:

(a)  a breach of any warranty given by the Seller in relation to the Goods or the Services;

(b)  any liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 in respect of the Goods;

(c)   any act or omission of the Seller or its employees, agents or sub-contractors in supplying, delivering and installing the Goods; and

(d) any act or omission of any of the Seller’s personnel in connection with the performance of the Services

8.4  Neither the Seller nor the Buyer shall be liable to the other or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract by reason of any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of its obligations in relation to the Goods or the Services if the delay or failure was beyond that party’s reasonable control. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the following shall be regarded as causes beyond either party’s reasonable control:

(a)  act of God, explosion, flood, tempest, fire or accident;

(b)  war or threat of war, sabotage, insurrection, civil disturbance or requisition;

(c) acts, restrictions, regulations, byelaws, prohibitions or measures of any kind on the part of any governmental, parliamentary or local authority;

(d)  import or export regulations or embargoes;(e)   strikes, lock-outs or other industrial actions or trade disputes (whether involving employees or either the Seller or the Buyer or of a third party);

(f)  difficulties in obtaining raw materials, labour, fuel, parts or machinery;

(g)  power failure or breakdown in machinery

9.   Termination

9.1 The Buyer shall be entitled to cancel the Order in respect of all or part only of the Goods and/or the Services by giving notice to the Seller at any time prior to commencement by the Seller of Performance without incurring any liability to the Seller

9.2     The Buyer shall be entitled to terminate the Contract without liability to the Seller by giving notice to the Seller at any time if-.

a) the Seller makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors (within the meaning of the Insolvency Act 1986) or makes or experiences the making of any proposals or composition in respect of its debts or (being a company) becomes subject to an administration order or goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction); or

b)  an encumbrancer takes possession or a receiver or administrative receiver is appointed over any of the property or assets of the Seller; or

c)  the Seller ceases or threatens to cease to carry on business; or

d)  the Buyer is unable to pay its debts as they fall due; or

e) the Seller reasonably apprehends that any of the events mentioned above or any equivalent event is about to occur in relation to the Buyer (whether in England and Wales or any other jurisdiction) and notifies the Buyer accordingly

10  General

10.1    Any notice required or permitted to be given by either party to the other under these Conditions shall be in Writing addressed to that other party at its registered office or principal place of business or such other address as may at the relevant time have been notified pursuant to this provision to the party giving the notice

10.3     No waiver by the Buyer of any breach of the Contract by the Seller shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision. Any waiver in respect of any breach of the Contract must be in writing to be effective

10.4    If any provision of these Conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected thereby

10.5    Save as expressly stated in these conditions a person who is not a party to the Contract has no rights under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce it but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available from that Act

10.6     The Contract shall be governed by the laws of England and the parties irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts