Business Day: a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.
Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 11.4.
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier.
Force Majeure Event: an event or circumstance beyond a party's reasonable control.
Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.
Order: the Customer's order for the Goods, as set out overleaf.
Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any related plans and drawings, that is agreed in writing by the Customer and the Supplier.
Supplier: Eclipse Kitchens & Bedrooms Ltd (registered in England and Wales with company number 02991600).
(a)a reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute
or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted.
(b)any phrase introduced by the terms including, include, in particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall
not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms.
(c) a reference to writing or written includes emails.
2.Basis of contract
2.1These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied
by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.2The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring
that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specification are complete and accurate.
2.3The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall
come into existence.
2.4Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising produced by the Supplier and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier's
catalogues or brochures are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods referred to in them. They shall not form
part of the Contract nor have any contractual force.
2.5A quotation for the Goods given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for a period of 20 Business Days
from its date of issue.
3.1The Goods are described in the Supplier's catalogue as modified by any applicable Specification.
3.2The Customer shall indemnify the Supplier against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential
losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other [reasonable] professional costs and expenses) suffered
or incurred by the Supplier in connection with any claim made against the Supplier for actual or alleged infringement of a third party's intellectual
property rights arising out of or in connection with the Supplier's use of the Specification. This clause 3.2 shall survive termination of
3.3The Supplier reserves the right to amend the specification of the Goods if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
4.1The Supplier shall ensure that:
(a)each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note that shows the date of the Order, all relevant Customer and Supplier reference
numbers, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any)
and, if the Goods are being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and
(b)if the Supplier requires the Customer to return any packaging materials to the Supplier, that fact is clearly stated on the delivery note. The
Customer shall make any such packaging materials available for collection at such times as the Supplier shall reasonably request. Returns of
packaging materials shall be at the Supplier's expense.
4.2The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the parties may agree (Delivery Location)
at any time after the Supplier notifies the Customer that the Goods are ready.
4.3Delivery is completed on the completion of loading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.
4.4Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any
delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery
instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
4.5If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Customer in obtaining replacement
goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods. The Supplier shall have no liability
for any failure to deliver the Goods to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer's failure to provide
the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
4.6If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods within three Business Days of the Supplier notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready,
then, except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Supplier's failure to comply with its obligations under
(a)delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day after the day on which the Supplier notified
the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
(b)the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
4.7If ten Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken
delivery of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling
costs, account to the Customer for any excess over the price of the Goods or charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.
4.8The Supplier may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment
shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.
5.1The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery (warranty period), the Goods shall:
(a)conform with their description; and
(b)be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship; and
(c)[be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979).
5.2Subject to clause 5.3, if:
(a)the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier [during the warranty period] within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of
the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1;
(b)the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
(c)the Customer (if asked to do so by the Supplier) returns such Goods to the Supplier's place of business at the Customer's cost,
the Supplier shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full.
5.3The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events:
(a)the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 5.2;
(b)the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions as to the storage, commissioning, installation,
use and maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same;
(c)the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Customer;
(d)the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;
(e)the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or
(f)the Goods differ from their description as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
5.4Except as provided in this clause 5, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods' failure to comply with the
warranty set out in clause 5.1.
5.5The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
5.6These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.
6.Title and risk
6.1The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.
6.2Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until:
(a)the Supplier receives payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods and any other goods that the Supplier has supplied to the Customer
in respect of which payment has become due, in which case title to the Goods shall pass at the time of payment of all such sums.
6.3Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
(a)store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property;
(b)not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
(c)maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery;
(d)notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.1; and
(e)give the Supplier such information relating to the Goods as the Supplier may require from time to time.
6.4If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.1, then, without limiting
any other right or remedy the Supplier may have:
(a)the Supplier may at any time:
(i)require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product;
(ii)if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover
7.Price and payment
7.1The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier's published price
list in force as at the date of delivery.
7.2The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the
cost of the Goods that is due to:
(a)any factor beyond the Supplier's control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials
and other manufacturing costs);
(b)any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or
(c)any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.
7.3The price of the Goods:
(a)excludes amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT), which the Customer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Supplier at the prevailing
rate, subject to the receipt of a valid VAT invoice; and
(b)excludes the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.
7.4The Supplier may invoice the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.
7.5The Customer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds within 20 Business Days of the date of the invoice. Payment shall be made to
the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. Time for payment is of the essence.
7.6If the Customer fails to make any payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date for payment, then the Customer shall pay interest
on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Bank of England's base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily
basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Customer shall pay the interest together
with the overdue amount.
7.7The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (except for any
deduction or withholding required by law). The Supplier may at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off
any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by the Supplier to the Customer.
8.1Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate this Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the
(a)the Customer commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 14
days of that party being notified in writing to do so;
(b)the Customer takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement
with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless
for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step
or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
(c)the Customer suspends, threatens to suspend, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
(d)the Customer's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the Supplier's opinion the Customer's capability to adequately fulfil
its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.
8.2Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may suspend provision of the Goods under the Contract or any other contract between
the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.1(a) to clause 8.1(d), or the Supplier
reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this
Contract on the due date for payment.
8.3Without limiting its other rights or remedies, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the
Customer if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment.
8.4On termination of the Contract for any reason the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding unpaid invoices
8.5Termination of the Contract shall not affect any of the parties' rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination, including the right
to claim damages in respect of any breach of this Contract that existed at or before the date of termination.
8.6Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination shall remain
in full force and effect.
9.Limitation of liability
9.1Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude the Supplier's liability for:
(a)death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
(b)fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c)breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979; or
(d)defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
9.2Subject to clause 9.1:
(a)the Supplier shall under no circumstances whatsoever be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of
statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract;
(b)the Supplier's total liability to the Customer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract,
tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed 50% of the price of the Goods.
Neither party shall be in breach of this Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under this
Contract if such delay or failure result from a Force Majeure Event. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 4 weeks, the party
not affected may terminate this Contract by giving 14 days written notice to the affected party.
11.1Assignment and other dealings.
(a)The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations
under the Contract.
(b)The Customer may not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its
rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
(a)Each party undertakes that it shall not [at any time OR at any time during this agreement, and for a period of [two] years after termination
of this agreement,] disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of
the other party [or of any member of the group to which the other party belongs], except as permitted by clause 11.2(b). [For the purposes
of this clause, group means, in relation to a party, that party, any subsidiary or holding company from time to time of that party, and any
subsidiary from time to time of a holding company of that party.]
(b)Each party may disclose the other party's confidential information:
(i)to its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising the party's rights
or carrying out its obligations under or in connection with this agreement. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives
or advisers to whom it discloses the other party's confidential information comply with this clause 11.2; and
(ii)as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
(c)No party shall use any other party's confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations
under or in connection with this agreement.]
(a)This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances,
warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
(b)Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently
or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation
or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.
11.4Variation. No variation of this Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
11.5Waiver. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that
or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial
exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
11.6Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified
to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision
shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and
enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
(a)Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at
its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have
specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post
or other next working day delivery service, commercial courier, or email.
(b)A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause
11.7(a); if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting;
if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier's delivery receipt is signed; or, if sent by email, one Business
Day after transmission.
(c)The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
11.8Third party rights. No one other than a party to this Contract shall have any right to enforce any of its terms.
11.9Governing law. The Contract, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it
or its subject matter or formation, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
11.10Jurisdiction. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or
claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation.