1.1 These terms and conditions of sale apply to all Goods and Services from time to time provided by Global Signage Concepts ("GSC") to the purchaser of those goods ("the Buyer").
1.2 In the event that other terms and conditions are imported into any contractual documentation between GSC and the Buyer then, unless specifically authorised in writing by a director of GSC, these Terms and Conditions of Sale shall prevail.
2.1 Buyers are strongly recommended to place orders in writing. Orders should clearly state the Buyer's particular requirements. GSC will not be responsible for errors or omissions due to oversight or to misinterpretation of the Buyer's verbal instructions.
2.2 Quotations are only for work according to original specifications. If through the Buyer's error, or omission, work has to be redone or alterations or additions to specifications are required, then GSC may make an additional charge. In the event that an order is cancelled or suspended by the Buyer, then GSC may immediately require the Buyer to pay for work done to the date of cancellation or suspension.
2.3 A quotation, unless previously withdrawn, is valid only for 30 days from the date it is given, unless otherwise specifically stated in the quotation form. Following this a new quotation will be required for any goods or services ordered.
2.4 GSC reserves the right not to undertake any work which in its opinion is or may be unlawful, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate.
2.5 Every endeavour will be made to supply the correct quantity ordered, but quotations are conditional upon a margin of 10% being allowed for overs or unders, these to be charged or deducted on a pro rata basis. Should GSC be required to match any shade or colour, then a tolerance will be allowed to such extent as shall reasonably achieve a match.
2.6 Where expedited delivery is requested by the Buyer, then an extra charge may be added to the quoted price.
3.1 The prices of goods or services supplied are as shown on GSC's quotation, acceptance order, invoice, or other document. GSC reserves the right to charge for delivery, in addition to the amount shown in the quotation, acceptance of order, or other document. In addition installation, vinyl and paint removal charges, which may in the first instance be an estimate based on information supplied at the time of quotation, may be adjusted to reflect the full cost incurred once these aspects have been completed.
3.2 Permit fees, drawing and engineer's calculations, and other additional charges necessarily incurred to fill an order, are in addition to the quoted price. Quotations do not include the cost of primary wiring. If primary wiring is required, then a separate quote will be given for that part of the work.
3.3 Because of the need to have a sign dimensionally balanced GSC reserves the right to make minor alterations to the size of the sign. Also where materials are not available for any reason GSC reserves the right to substitute materials of a similar specification.
3.4 Experimental work, preliminary sketches and designs and origination costs produced at the Buyer's request will constitute an order, which will be charged for, even if the job does not proceed further. Sketches and prototypes submitted on a speculative basis shall remain the property of GSC, and no use of them shall be made, nor shall any idea obtained from them be used by the Buyer. Charges made to the Buyer for initial setting up or origination do not give the Buyer any rights to dies, jigs, screens, patterns, films, or any other mediums containing such works. These shall at all time remain the property of GSC, unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing.
3.5 Goods and Services Tax and any other tax duty or impost necessarily incurred (other than GSC's own income tax) in the course of completing the work, shall be payable by the Buyer in addition to the quoted price, payable upon demand.
3.6 Quoted prices are based on the cost of materials, labour, and services as at the date of the quotation. Should there be any increase in these costs, as are necessarily incurred by GSC in completing the order, then such increases may, at GSC's sole discretion, be added to the quoted price, payable at the same time, and in the same manner as the balance of the quoted price.
4.1 GSC's standard terms of payment are 50% deposit with order, the balance due on completion. If payment is not made on due date, then GSC may charge interest on the overdue amount calculated on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment. This interest charged shall be at a rate of 2% per calendar month, but calculated on a daily basis on the amount outstanding from time to time. The Buyer will in addition be liable to pay all expenses and costs (including legal costs as between solicitor and client) in relation to the recovery of any overdue amount, or of any other remedy sought by GSC, whether or not such action is successful. Late payment interest shall accrue after as well as before judgement. Should GSC bankers dishonour a Buyer's cheque, then the Buyer agrees to pay to GSC, on each and every occasion, a $25.00 administration charge.
4.2 Progress payments may be required where work is completed over an extended period of time. After work has been in hand for one month or more, a progress payment of up to 75% of the value of the work completed may be requested. Further progress payments calculated on the same basis may be required to be paid on a monthly basis, until completion of the work.
5. Risk and Title
5.1 Risk in goods will pass to the Buyer immediately upon delivery. GSC will not be responsible for loss or damage to goods in transit, and the Buyer is required to insure goods against loss or other risks immediately following despatch.
5.2 Where the Buyer supplies plans, specifications, plant, goods or materials of any kind these shall be held by GSC at the Buyer's risk. Whilst all care will be taken by GSC, no responsibility is accepted for any damage to materials during such time, and GSC reserves the right to dispose of materials if they are not collected by the Buyer within one calendar month after the work is completed.
5.3 Notwithstanding the above title in the goods will not pass to the Buyer until payment in full by the Buyer of all goods and services from time to time supplied by GSC to the Buyer. GSC's other rights and remedies in respect of this security interest are as specified in Clause 8.10 hereof.
6.1 Whilst all care and attention is undertaken by GSC to deliver and/or install goods of the highest quality, and to ensure that all components (including vinyl, inks, media, paints and other materials) are purchased from reputable manufacturers, GSC does not guarantee the manufacture of such items. Where any defect or alleged defect is beyond the ability of GSC to control quality, GSC has not liability. Any defects due to faulty workmanship must be notified within 7 days after delivery. Any such defects will, at the discretion of GSC, be repaired or replaced free of charge.
6.2 Other than as provided in Subclause 6.1 herof, all warranties, representations or promises howsoever made, whether express, or implied by law are excluded and negated. In particular, where the Buyer acquires or holds itself out as acquiring, the goods for the purposes of a business the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply.
6.3 Notwithstanding any other provision herein the total liability of GSC will at all times be limited to replacing goods or materials or workmanship which are defective to the value received by GSC under the relevant contract. No claim for consequential losses or damages of any kind will apply.
7.1 If the Buyer is at any time in default of any of its obligations, covenants or agreements under these Terms and Conditions of Sale, then GSC may, by notice in writing to the Buyer, terminate any contract.
7.2 In such event the Buyer shall be liable to pay for the cost of any work (including preliminary work) undertaken at that time. Such cost shall be payable as a debt due immediately upon demand.
8.1 Applicable Law/Unenforceability
8.1.1 The law applying to any contract arising between GSC and the Buyer shall be the law of New Zealand
8.1.2 In the event that any provision contained in these Terms and Conditions, or in any other collateral agreement or document between GSC and the Buyer is deemed illegal or unenforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be excluded therefrom, but only to the extent required to remedy the illegality or unenforeceability, and these terms and conditions, and such collateral document shall in all other respects apply in accordance with their stated terms.
8.2.1 GSC is entitled at any time to assign to any other party all or any part of a debt which is owing to GSC.
8.2.2 GSC may also assign or subcontract any part of the work which is to be performed under any contract.
8.2.3 In respect of such assignment (in either case) the assignee shall be entitled to the full rights of GSC previously applying.
8.3 Set off
8.3.1 GSC (or any such assignee) shall be entitled to set off against any monies which may be or may be alleged to be owing to the Buyer, the amount of any debt incurred or payable by the Buyer to GSC, or to such assignee.
8.4.1 All rights, powers and entitlements of GSC at law in respect of any contract shall remain in full force, notwithstanding any neglect, forbearance, delay, or waiver by GSC in enforcing them.
8.4.2 In the event that GSC waives or is deemed to have waived any condition, then unless such waiver is in writing and signed by the director of GSC, no such waiver shall be accepted. If accepted, such waiver shall apply only to the extent that it is specifically given, and shall not be deemed to affect any other dealing or matter between the Buyer and GSC.
8.5 Authority to Sign
8.5.1 The person signing any quotation on behalf of the Buyer acknowledges that they have authority to bind the Buyer.
8.5.2 In the event that, due to alleged deficiency in such authority, the Buyer is not liable then the person signing will be personally liable for payment of the debt arising.
8.6 Intellectual Property Rights
8.6.1 Unless it is specifically agreed in writing to the contrary GSC retains all intellectual property rights, including copyright, patents, registered designs, or protection of confidential information in respect of any works undertaken by GSC for the Buyer.
8.6.2 The Buyer will at all times keep GSC advised of any infringement or potential infringement by a third pary of GSC's intellectual property rights.
8.6.3 The Buyer will also immediately advise GSC of any alleged infringement by GSC of a third party's intellectual property rights. The Buyer will indemnify and hold harmless GSC against any losses, costs, actions or liabilities suffered or incurred as a consequence of such infringement or alleged infringement.
8.7 Right of Variation
8.7.1 GSC reserves the right at any time to vary these Terms and Conditions of Sale, by notification to its customers.
8.8.1 In the event of any dispute arising between GSC and the Buyer, such dispute shall in the first instance be referred to mediation for resolution
8.8.2 In the event that resolution by such manner is not achieved to the satisfaction of both parties within 30 days of referral to mediation, then either party may take legal action to resolve the dispute.
8.8.3 Nothing in this clause prevents GSC from taking legal action to enforce payment of any debt due, nor where required to seek interlocutory or injunctive relief.
8.9 Privacy Act
8.9.1 In relation to the Privacy Act 1993 the Buyer acknowledges that:
(a) Personal information collected or held by GSC may be held, used or disclosed for any of the following purposes: adminstering (whether directly or indirectly) contracts or enforcing rights under contracts, marketing goods and services from time to time (including through GSC's National Office or any other GSC Centrel, ascertaining at any time the Buyer's creditworthiness, and obtaining credit reports, character references or credit statements, enabling GSC to notify any credit agency of any application for credit or default on any obligation of the Buyer to GSC, and enabling GSC to provide such personal information to any credit agency. Also enabling GSC to communicate with the Buyer for any purpose.
(b) Such personal information (where applicable) is collected by and will be held by GSC whose address is specified in the quotation. The Buyer has the right under the Privacy Act to obtain access to, and request correction of, any application for credit.
(d) The Buyer authorises any person to release to GSC for the purpose of establishing the Buyer's creditworthiness any personal information that person holds concerning the Buyer.
(e) If the Buyer fails to provide any information requested by GSC in respect of any application for credit, such credit may not be provided.
8.10 Personal Property Securities Act ("PPSA")
8.10.1 In respect of the security interest created by Clause 6.3 hereof:
(a) This security interest shall apply to all goods from time to time supplied by GSC to the Buyer.
(b) The Buyer shall not allow any goods subject to such security interest to become an accession to other goods.
(c) The Buyer waives its right to receive a copy of any verification statement following registration of the supplier's security interest.
(d) GSC may allocate any payment received from the Buyer against any debt owed by the Buyer, in any manner that GSC may decide, notwithstanding any purported allegation by the Buyer.
(e) Where any amount owed between the Buyer and GSC is overdue, then GSC may enter any premises at which if believes such goods are located, to seize those goods, and to dispose of them as GSC thinks fit, to apply such proceeds towards the amount then outstanding to GSC. The Buyer hereby irrevocably authorises GSC, and any of its agents or servants, to enter such premises, to locate, inspect, and/or seize such goods.
(f) At all times whilst such security interest exists, the Buyer will insure the goods for their full insurable value, noting the interests of GSC as unpaid vendor.
(g) If any goods have been resold, then the sale proceeds of such resale are held upon trust for GSC, and the Buyer will account to GSC with such proceeds.
(h) GSC will not be liable to the Buyer or any other person for the exercise of any of its rights under this clause.
(i) If GSC at any time does not have priority over all secured parties in relation to any goods then, pursuant to Section 107(1) of the PPSA, for the purposes of dealing with those goods the Buyer and GSC specifically contract out of Sections 108 and 109 of the PPSa, to the extent of replacing the words "a secured party with priority over all other secured parties", in each case, with "GSC".