TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SUPPLY OF GOODS AND SERVICES
LOOWATT LTD - 16 January 2023
2. Basis of contract
4. Delivery of Goods
5. Quality of Goods
6. Title and risk
7. Supply of Services
8. Customer's obligations
9. Charges and payment
10. Intellectual property rights
12. Limitation of liability: THE CUSTOMER'S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE.
14. Consequences of termination
15. Force majeure
The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in these Conditions.
- Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in London are open for business.
- Business Hours: the period from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on any Business Day.
- Commencement Date: has the meaning given in clause 2.2.
- Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 16.8.
- Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or Services in accordance with these Conditions.
- Control: has the meaning given in section 1124 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010, and the expression change of Control shall be interpreted accordingly.
- Customer: the person or firm who purchases the Goods and/or Services from the Supplier.
- Deliverables: the Goods and Services supplied by the Supplier to the Customer.
- Delivery Location: has the meaning given in 4.2.
- Force Majeure Event: has the meaning given to it in 15.
- Goods: the goods or hardware (or any part of them) supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Goods Specification.
- Goods Specification: any specification for the Goods that is set out in the Supplier’s quote and/or invoice.
- Intellectual Property Rights: patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, moral rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
- Loowatt Kit: A combination of goods and hardware, specifically: one barrel and one liner.
- Order: the Customer's order for the supply of Goods and/or Services, as set out in the Customer's purchase order or verbal/written request for goods and services which includes the purchase of Goods and/or Services from the Supplier’s online shop.
- Services: the services supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Service Specification.
- Service Specification: any specification for the Services that is set out in the Supplier’s quote and/or invoice. This shall include a combination of one or more of the following: (a) collection and transport of barrels holding the waste matter, (b) transformation of the waste, and (c) remote monitoring services for the hardware (including implemented updates to software when necessary).
- Supplier: Loowatt Ltd registered in England and Wales with company number 07082726.
- Supplier Materials: has the meaning given in 8.1.9.
- Warranty Period: has the meaning given in 5.1.
- A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).
- A reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns.
- A reference to legislation or a legislative provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to legislation or a legislative provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that legislation or legislative provision.
- Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be interpreted as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms.
- A reference to writing or written excludes fax but not email.
- Basis of contract
- The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Goods or Services or Goods and Services in accordance with these Conditions.
- The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues an invoice which shall constitute written acceptance of the Order at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).
- Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Supplier and any descriptions of the Goods or illustrations or descriptions of the Services contained in the Supplier's website, customer service policy, catalogues, brochures, warranty or pre-Contract correspondence are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services and/or Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract nor have any contractual force.
- These 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 law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.
- Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for the period set out within the Supplier’s quotation, unless extended by written agreement.
- All of these Conditions shall apply to the supply of both Goods and Services except where application to one or the other is specified.
- The Customer waives any right it might otherwise have to rely on any term endorsed upon, delivered with or contained in any documents of the Customer that is inconsistent with these Conditions.
- The Goods are described in the Goods Specification.
- Unless otherwise stated within the Supplier’s invoice, the Goods shall be provided by the Supplier to the Customer on a sale basis except that any of the goods or hardware which form the Loowatt Kit (or any part thereof) shall be provided on a lease hire basis.
- The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Goods Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirement, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.
- Delivery of Goods
- The Supplier shall ensure that each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the date of the Order, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable) and, if the Order is being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered.
- The 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.
- Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the completion of unloading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.
- Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and the Supplier shall use their reasonable endeavours to comply with those approximate dates, but 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.
- If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the reasonable 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.
- If the Customer fails to accept 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 by the Supplier's failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract in respect of the Goods:
- delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day following the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
- the Supplier shall store the Goods until actual delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
- If ten Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not accepted actual 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, charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.
- The Supplier may deliver the Goods by instalments on the basis set out within the Supplier's quote and invoice.
- Quality of Goods
- The Supplier warrants that on delivery, and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery (Warranty Period), the Goods shall:
- conform with the Goods Specification;
- be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship; and
- be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979).
- Subject to 5.3, if:
- 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 5.1;
- the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
- 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.
- The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in 5.1 if:
- the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving a notice in accordance with 5.2;
- the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same;
- the defect arises as a result of the Supplier following any drawing, design or specification supplied by the Customer;
- the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of the Supplier;
- the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal working conditions; or
- the Goods differ from the Goods Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
- Except 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 5.1.
- These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.
- Title and risk
- The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.
- Title to the Goods (except the Loowatt Kit, which shall at all times remain under the Supplier’s ownership unless otherwise specified in the Supplier’s invoice) shall not pass to the Customer until the earlier of:
- 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; and
- the Customer resells the Goods in accordance with 6.4.
- Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
- store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as the Supplier's property;
- not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
- maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price on the Supplier's behalf from the date of delivery;
- notify the Supplier immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in 13.2.2 to 13.2.4; and
- give the Supplier such information as the Supplier may reasonably require from time to time relating to:
- the Goods; and
- the ongoing financial position of the Customer.
- Subject to 6.5, the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business (but not otherwise) on the strict basis the Customer does not do so until the Supplier received payment for the Goods. If the Customer resells the Goods it does so as principal and not as the Supplier's agent; and
- At any time before title to the Goods passes to the Customer, the Supplier may:
- by notice in writing, terminate the Customer's right under 6.4 to resell the Goods or use them in the ordinary course of its business; and
- require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession that have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product and 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 them.
- Supply of Services
- The Supplier shall supply the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Service Specification in all material respects.
- The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates for the Services specified in the Services Specification, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for the performance of the Services.
- The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Service Specification if necessary to comply with any applicable law or regulatory requirement, or at its sole discretion if the amendment will not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.
- The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
- Customer's obligations
- The Customer shall:
- ensure that the terms of the Order are complete and accurate;
- cooperate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services;
- authorise the Supplier to gather, store and share data from the remote monitoring equipment throughout the duration of the Contract to ensure the Supplier can maintain (and, if necessary, improve) the provision of the Services;
- provide the Supplier, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Customer's premises, office accommodation and other facilities as reasonably required by the Supplier to provide the Services and to undertake any technical support in respect of the Goods;
- provide the Supplier with such information and materials as the Supplier may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects;
- prepare the Customer's premises for the supply of the Services;
- obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the Services before the date on which the Services are to start;
- comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws;
- keep all materials, equipment, documents and other property of the Supplier (Supplier Materials) at the Customer's premises in safe custody at its own risk, maintain the Supplier Materials in good condition until returned to the Supplier, and not dispose of or use the Supplier Materials other than in accordance with the Supplier's written instructions or authorisation; and
- comply with any additional obligations as set out in the Service Specification and the Goods Specification.
- If the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (Customer Default):
- without limiting or affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations in each case to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the Supplier's performance of any of its obligations;
- the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier's failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this 8.2; and
- the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.
- Charges and payment
- The price for Goods and Services:
- shall be the price set out in the Supplier’s quote, as confirmed in the Supplier’s invoice; and
- unless stated within the Supplier’s quote and/or invoice, shall be exclusive of all costs and charges of packaging, insurance, transport of the Goods, which shall be further invoiced to the Customer.
- The Supplier reserves the right to:
- increase the charges for the Services on an annual basis, based on the latest available figure for the percentage increase in the Retail Prices Index, with effect from 1st January each year upon the Supplier giving the Customer no less than 60 days’ notice before such increase takes effect (and on the basis that no such increase shall be implemented within the validity period stated within the Supplier’s quote);
- increase the price of the Goods, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods to the Supplier that is due to:
- any factor beyond the control of the Supplier (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);
- any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Goods Specification; or
- any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer in respect of the Goods or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions in respect of the Goods.
- In respect of Goods and Services, the Supplier shall invoice the Customer on or at any time after submission of the order.
- The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:
- by the date stated within the Supplier’s invoice; and
- in full and in cleared funds to a bank account stated within the Supplier’s invoice, and
- time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.
- The Customer shall be liable for any value added tax chargeable from time to time (VAT) which shall be applicable to any Goods and/or Services to be provided under the Contract.
- If the Customer fails to make a payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Supplier's remedies under 13, the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgement. Interest under this 9.6 will accrue each day at 4% a year above the Bank of England's base rate from time to time, but at 4% a year for any period when that base rate is below 0%.
- All amounts due under the Contract shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
- Intellectual property rights
- All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services (other than Intellectual Property Rights in any materials provided by the Customer) shall be owned by the Supplier.
- The Supplier grants to the Customer, or shall procure the direct grant to the Customer of, a fully paid-up, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence during the term of the Contract to publicly display the Deliverables (excluding materials provided by the Customer) for the purpose of receiving and using the Services and the Deliverables in its business.
- The Customer shall not sub-license, assign or otherwise transfer the rights granted by 10.2.
- The Customer grants the Supplier a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free non-transferable licence to copy and modify any materials provided by the Customer to the Supplier for the term of the Contract for the purpose of providing the Services to the Customer.
- Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, assets, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party or of any member of the group of companies to which the other party belongs, except as permitted by 11.2.
- Each party may disclose the other party's confidential information:
- to its employees, officers, representatives, contractors or subcontracts 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 the Contract. 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; and
- as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
- 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 the Contract.
- Limitation of liability:
THE CUSTOMER'S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE.
- The Supplier has obtained product liability insurance cover in respect of its own legal liability for individual claims not exceeding £2,000,000 per claim. The limits and exclusions in this clause reflect the insurance cover the Supplier has been able to arrange and the Customer is responsible for making its own arrangements for the insurance of any excess loss.
- The restrictions on liability in this 12 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.
- Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including liability for:
- death or personal injury caused by negligence;
- fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
- breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession); and
- defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
- Subject to 12.3, the Supplier's total liability to the Customer shall not exceed the lowest of either the total value of the Contract or £2,000,000.
- This 12.5 sets out specific heads of excluded loss:
- Subject to 12.3, the following types of loss are wholly excluded:
- loss of profits;
- loss of sales or business;
- loss of agreements or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;
- loss of or damage to goodwill; and
- indirect or consequential loss.
- The Supplier has given commitments as to compliance of the Goods and Services with relevant specifications in Clause 5 and Clause 7. In view of these commitments, the terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
- This 12 shall survive termination of the Contract.
- Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract by giving the other party not less than two months' written notice.
- Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
- the other party commits a material breach of its obligations under the Contract and (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within fourteen days after receipt of notice in writing to do so;
- the other party 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), obtaining a moratorium, 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;
- the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
- the other party's financial position deteriorates so far as to reasonably justify the opinion that its ability to give effect to the terms of the Contract is in jeopardy.
- Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, 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; or
- there is a change of Control of the Customer.
- Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier may suspend the supply of Services or all further deliveries of Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment, the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in 13.2.2 to 13.2.4, or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.
- Consequences of termination
- On termination of the Contract:
- the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier's outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services and Goods supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt;
- the Customer shall return all of the Supplier Materials, the Loowatt Kit and any Deliverables or Goods which have not been fully paid for. If the Customer fails to do so, then the Supplier may enter the Customer's premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, the Customer shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with this Contract.
- Termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination.
- Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to have effect after termination shall continue in full force and effect.
- Force majeure
Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract or otherwise liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations if such delay or failure results from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control (a Force Majeure Event). The time for performance of such obligations shall be extended accordingly. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for two weeks, the party not affected may terminate the Contract by giving seven days' written notice to the affected party.
- Assignment and other dealings
- The Supplier may at any time assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under the Contract.
- The Customer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
- Any notice given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be by email using only the following email addresses:
- Supplier: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Customer: The email address from which the Order was submitted.
- Any notice shall be deemed to have been received at the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside Business Hours in the place of receipt, when Business Hours resume.
- This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.
- Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract. If any provision or part provision of the Contract is deemed deleted under this 16.3 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the commercial result of the original provision.
- A waiver of any right or remedy is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right or remedy.
- A delay or failure to exercise, or the single or partial exercise of, any right or remedy shall not waive 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 partnership or agency. Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between the parties, constitute either party the agent of the other, or authorise either party to make or enter into any commitments for or on behalf of the other party.
- Entire agreement.
- The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties.
- Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in the Contract.
- Third party rights.
- The Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.
- The rights of the parties to rescind or vary the Contract are not subject to the consent of any other person.
- Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
- Governing 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.
- Jurisdiction. 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 the Contract or its subject matter or formation.