1. Definitions

1.1   “Seller” means Allegion (Australia) Pty Ltd, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Allegion (Australia) Pty Ltd.

1.2   “Buyer” means the person/s or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of the Buyer requesting the Seller to provide the Services as specified in any proposal, quotation, order, invoice or other documentation, and:

(a)      if there is more than one Buyer, is a reference to each Buyer jointly and severally; and (b) if the Buyer is a part of a Trust, shall be bound in their capacity as a trustee; and

(c) includes the Buyer’s executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns.

1.3  “Goods” means all Goods or Services supplied by the Seller to the Buyer at the Buyer’s request from time to time (where the context so permits the terms ‘Goods’ or ‘Services’ shall be interchangeable for the other).

1.4   "Confidential Information" means any information supplied by the Seller to the Buyer and any confidential information of the Seller that comes into the possession of the Buyer in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation the terms of this Agreement, other than information that is generally available in the public domain (without unauthorised disclosure under this Agreement) other than through breach of this Agreement by the Buyer.

1.5   “Agreement” means the terms and conditions contained herein, together with any Quotation, order, invoice or other document or amendments expressed to be supplemental to this Agreement. If there are any inconsistencies between the incorporated documentation (including, but not limited to, any special terms or conditions), then any conflicting term or condition contained in any Quotation, order, invoice or other document, or amendments expressed to be supplemental to this Agreement, shall prevail.

1.6  “Price” means the Price payable (plus any Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) where applicable) for the Goods as agreed between the Seller and the Buyer in accordance with clause 5 below and shall be in Australian Dollars ($AU), unless otherwise specified.

1.7    “GST” means Goods and Services Tax as defined within the “A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999” (Cth).

 

2. Acceptance

2.1  The Buyer is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Buyer places an order for or accepts delivery of the Goods.

2.2  These terms and conditions of this Agreement may only be amended with the consent of both parties in writing and shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with any other schedule or document pertaining to this Agreement between the Buyer and the Seller.

2.3  None of the Seller’s agents or representatives are authorised to make any representations, statements, conditions or agreements not expressed by the manager of the Seller in writing nor is the Seller bound by any such unauthorised statements.

2.4  The Buyer acknowledges that:

(a)      all descriptive specifications, illustrations, drawings, data, dimensions and weights stated in the Seller’s fact sheets, price lists or advertising material, are approximate only and are given by way of identification only. The Buyer shall not be entitled to rely on such information, and any use of such does not constitute a sale by description, and does not form part of the Agreement, unless expressly stated as such in writing by the Seller;

(b)      while the Seller may have provided information or figures to the Buyer regarding the performance of the Goods, the Buyer acknowledges that the Seller has given these in good faith, and are estimates based on the prescribed standards.

2.5  The Buyer acknowledges and accepts that:

(a)      the Buyer shall be responsible for ensuring that the Goods ordered are suitable for their intended use;

(b)      the supply of Goods on credit shall not take effect until the Buyer has completed a credit application with the Seller and it has been approved with a credit limit established for the account;

(c)       in the event that the supply of Goods request exceeds the Buyer’s credit limit and/or the account exceeds the payment terms, the Seller reserves the right to refuse delivery and/or request an alternative payment method;

(d)      the supply of Goods for accepted orders may be subject to availability and if, for any reason, Goods are not or cease to be available, the Seller reserves the right to vary the Price with alternative Goods as per clause 5.2, subject to prior confirmation and agreement of both parties. The Seller also reserves the right to halt all Services until such time as the Seller and the Buyer agree to such changes. The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage the Buyer suffers due to the Seller exercising its rights under this clause; and

(e)   changes in regulations or decisions made by local authorities may alter necessary specifications and therefore costs that are unforeseen in order to satisfy such changes in regulations or decisions and this will be invoiced as a variation;

(f)   the Price stated will remain fixed for an initial period of twelve (12) months from the date of this Agreement and will then be subject to revision on the basis of the movement in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

2.6   The commencement date shall be the date of the first delivery of the Services, or from the date of signing, whichever, is the earlier. Fixed

Price Agreements shall be for the period (‘initial term”) as agreed between both parties and shall revert to a monthly roll over basis automatically (subject to clause 2.5(f)), thereafter, unless agreed otherwise until terminated by either party by giving at least one (1) months required notice as defined in the Agreement prior to the expiration date of the initial term or any additional term.

2.7   In the event that the Goods and/or Services provided by the Seller are the subject of an insurance claim that the Buyer has made, then the Buyer shall be responsible for the payment of any monies payable to the insurance company and agrees to honour their obligation for payment for such transactions invoiced by the Seller and shall ensure payment is made by the due date irrespective of whether the insurance claim is successful.

2.8  Electronic signatures shall be deemed to be accepted by either party providing that the parties have complied with Section 9 of the  Electronic Transactions Act 2000 (NSW & SA), the Electronic Transactions Act 2001 (ACT), the Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000, the Electronic Transactions (Northern Territory) Act 2000, Section 14 of the Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001, Section 7 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 (TAS), Section 10 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2011 (WA), Section 226 of the Contract Commercial Law Act 2017 (NZ) (whichever is applicable), or any other applicable provisions of that Act or any Regulations referred to in that Act.

3. Errors and omissions

3.1   The Buyer acknowledges and accepts that the Seller shall, without prejudice, accept no liability in respect of any alleged or actual error(s) and/or omission(s):

(a)  resulting from an inadvertent mistake made by the Seller in the formation and/or administration of this Agreement; and/or

(b) contained in/omitted from any literature (hard copy and/or electronic) supplied by the Seller in respect of the Services.

3.2     In the event such an error and/or omission occurs in accordance with clause 3.1, and is not attributable to the negligence and/or wilful misconduct of the Seller; the Buyer shall not be entitled to treat this Agreement as repudiated nor render it invalid.

 

4. Change in Control

4.1   The Buyer shall give the Seller not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Buyer and/or any other change in the Buyer’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Buyer’s name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, change of trustees or business practice). The Buyer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Seller as a result of the Buyer’s failure to comply with this clause.

 

5. Price and Payment

5.1  At the Seller’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:

(a)      as indicated on any invoice provided by the Seller to the Buyer; or

(b)      the Price as at the date of delivery of the Goods according to the Seller’s current price list; or

(c)       the Seller’s quoted price (subject to clause 5.2) which will be valid for the period stated in the quotation or otherwise for a period of thirty

(30) days.

5.2  The Seller reserves the right to change the Price:

(a)      if a variation to the Goods which are to be supplied is requested; or

(b)      if a variation to the Services originally scheduled (including any applicable plans or specifications) is requested; or

(c)       if during the course of the Services, the Goods are not or cease to be available from the Seller’s third party suppliers, then the Seller reserves the right to provide alternative Goods; or

(d)      in the event of increases to the Seller in the cost of labour or materials (including, but not limited to, any variation as a result of fluctuations in currency exchange rates and/or international freight and insurance charges, of stock or increases to the Seller in the cost of taxes, duties and levies, etc.) which are beyond the Seller’s control.

5.3  Variations will be charged for on the basis of the Seller’s quotation, and will be detailed in writing, and shown as variations on the Seller’s invoice. The Buyer shall be required to respond to any variation submitted by the Seller within ten (10) working days. Failure to do so will entitle the Seller to add the cost of the variation to the Price. Payment for all variations must be made in full at the time of their completion.

5.4   Time for payment for the Goods being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Buyer on the date/s determined by the Seller, which may be:

(a)      on Delivery of the Goods;

(b)      thirty (30) days following the end of the month in which a statement is posted to the Buyer’s address or address for notices;

(c)       the date specified on any invoice or other form as being the date for payment; or

(d)      failing any notice to the contrary, the date which is seven (7) days following the date of any invoice given to the Buyer by the Seller.

5.5  Any discounts applicable to the Price shall become null and void if payment is not made by the due date stated on the invoice and/or statement.

5.6  Payment may be made by cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, credit card (a surcharge may apply per transaction), or by any other method as agreed to between the Buyer and the Seller.

5.7  The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that any purchases made on credit with the Seller, must reach a minimum of one hundred ($100.00 GST excl) dollars per order. At the Seller’s discretion, failure to comply may result in the Seller’s reserving the right to charge a minimum order fee of fifteen ($15.00 GST excl) dollars that shall be invoiced for that order.

5.8  Payment may be made by cash, cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, or by any other method as agreed to between the Buyer and the Seller.

 

6. Delivery of Goods

6.1  Delivery (“Delivery”) of the Goods is taken to occur at the time that:

(a)      the Buyer or the Buyer’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Goods at the Seller’s address; or

(b)      the Seller (or the Seller’s nominated carrier) delivers the Goods to the Buyer’s nominated address even if the Buyer is not present at the address.

6.2  At the Seller’s sole discretion, the cost of delivery is either included or is in addition to the Price, subject to:

(a)    orders to the value of $150.00 net Price and over will have standard freight prepaid to the Buyer’s nominated address for orders accepted by the Seller. Orders to the value of less than $150.00 net Price with standard freight will be charged $30+GST as freight & processing charge

(b)    orders where overnight, weekend, or special Delivery is requested, will have freight quoted and charged to the Buyer;

(c)    the Buyer must take Delivery by receipt or collection of the Goods whenever they are tendered for Delivery. In the event that the Buyer is unable to take Delivery of the Goods as arranged, then the Seller shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery and/or storage.

6.3   The Seller may deliver the Goods in separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.

6.4   Any time specified by the Seller for delivery of the Goods is an estimate only. The Buyer must take delivery by receipt or collection of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. The Seller will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Buyer as a result of delivery being late.

 

7.  Risk

7.1    Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods passes to the Buyer on Delivery and the Buyer must insure the Goods on or before Delivery.

7.2  If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Buyer, the Seller is entitled to receive all insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by the Seller is sufficient evidence of the Seller’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with the Seller to make further enquiries.

7.3   If the Buyer requests the Seller to leave Goods outside the Seller’s premises for collection or to deliver the Goods to an unattended location, then such Goods shall be left at the Buyer’s sole risk.

 

8. Title

8.1  The Seller and the Buyer agree that ownership of the Goods shall not pass until:

(a)      the Buyer has paid the Seller all amounts owing to the Seller; and

(b)      the Buyer has met all of its other obligations to the Seller.

8.2   Receipt by the Seller of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised.

8.3   It is further agreed that, until ownership of the Goods passes to the Buyer in accordance with clause 8.1:

(a)      the Buyer is only a bailee of the Goods and must return the Goods to the Seller on request;

(b)      the Buyer holds the benefit of the Buyer’s insurance of the Goods on trust for the Seller and must pay to the Seller the proceeds of any insurance in the event of the Goods being lost, damaged or destroyed;

(c)       the Buyer must not sell, dispose, or otherwise part with possession of the Goods other than in the ordinary course of business and for market value. If the Buyer sells, disposes or parts with possession of the Goods then the Buyer must hold the proceeds of any such act on trust for the Seller and must pay or deliver the proceeds to the Seller on demand;

(d)      the Buyer should not convert or process the Goods or intermix them with other goods but if the Buyer does so then the Buyer holds the resulting product on trust for the benefit of the Seller and must sell, dispose of or return the resulting product to the Seller as it so directs;

(e)      the Buyer irrevocably authorises the Seller to enter any premises where the Seller believes the Goods are kept and recover possession of the Goods;

(f)         the Seller may recover possession of any Goods in transit whether or not delivery has occurred;

(g)      the Buyer shall not charge or grant an encumbrance over the Goods nor grant nor otherwise give away any interest in the Goods while they remain the property of the Seller;

(h)      the Seller may commence proceedings to recover the Price of the Goods sold notwithstanding that ownership of the Goods has not passed to the Buyer.

 

9. Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“PPSA”)

9.1 In this clause financing statement, financing change statement, security agreement, and security interest has the meaning given to it by the PPSA.

9.2  Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Buyer acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA and creates a security interest in all Goods and/or collateral (account) – being a monetary obligation of the Buyer to the Seller for Services – that have previously been supplied and that will be supplied in the future by the Seller to the Buyer.

9.3 The Buyer undertakes to:

(a) promptly sign any further documents and/or provide any further information (such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects) which the Seller may reasonably require to;

(b) register a financing statement or financing change statement in relation to a security interest on the Personal Property Securities Register;

(c) register any other document required to be registered by the PPSA; or

(d) correct a defect in a statement referred to in clause 9.3(a)(i) or 9.3(a)(ii);

(e) indemnify, and upon demand reimburse, the Seller for all expenses incurred in registering a financing statement or financing change statement on the Personal Property Securities Register established by the PPSA or releasing any Goods charged thereby;

(f) not register a financing change statement in respect of a security interest without the prior written consent of the Seller;

(g) not register, or permit to be registered, a financing statement or a financing change statement in relation to the Goods and/or collateral (account) in favour of a third party without the prior written consent of the Seller;

(h) immediately advise the Seller of any material change in its business practices of selling the Goods which would result in a change in the nature of proceeds derived from such sales.

9.4  The Seller and the Buyer agree that sections 96, 115 and 125 of the PPSA do not apply to the security agreement created by these terms and conditions.

9.5 The Buyer waives their rights to receive notices under sections 95, 118, 121(4), 130, 132(3)(d) and 132(4) of the PPSA.

9.6 The Buyer waives their rights as a grantor and/or a debtor under sections 142 and 143 of the PPSA.

9.7   Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Seller, the Buyer waives their right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 157 of the PPSA.

9.8  The Buyer must unconditionally ratify any actions taken by the Seller under clauses 9.3 to 9.5.

9.9  Subject to any express provisions to the contrary (including those contained in this clause 9), nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any of the provisions of the PPSA.

 

10. Security and Charge

10.1  In consideration of the Seller agreeing to supply the Goods, the Buyer charges all of its rights, title and interest (whether joint or several) in any land, realty or other assets capable of being charged, owned by the Buyer either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the Buyer of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).

10.2  The Buyer indemnifies the Seller from and against all the Seller’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis incurred in exercising the Seller’s rights under this clause.

10.3 The Buyer irrevocably appoints the Seller and each director of the Seller as the Buyer’s true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 10 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Buyer’s behalf.

 

11. Defects, Warranties and Returns, Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)

11.1  The Buyer must inspect the Goods on delivery and must within fourteen (14) days of delivery notify the Seller in writing of any evident defect/damage, shortage in quantity, or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Buyer must notify any other alleged defect in the Goods as soon as reasonably possible after any such defect becomes evident. Upon such notification the Buyer must allow the Seller to inspect the Goods.

11.2  Under applicable State, Territory and Commonwealth Law (including, without limitation the CCA), certain statutory implied guarantees and warranties (including, without limitation the statutory guarantees under the CCA) may be implied into these terms and conditions (Non- Excluded Guarantees).

11.3  The Seller acknowledges that nothing in these terms and conditions purports to modify or exclude the Non-Excluded Guarantees.

11.4 Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions or in respect of the Non-Excluded Guarantees, the Seller makes no warranties or other representations under these terms and conditions including but not limited to the quality or suitability of the Goods. The Seller’s liability in respect of these warranties is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

11.5  If the Buyer is a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, the Seller’s liability is limited to the extent permitted by section 64A of Schedule 2.

11.6    If the Seller is required to replace the Goods under this clause or the CCA, but is unable to do so, the Seller may refund any money the Buyer has paid for the Goods.

11.7  If the Buyer is not a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, the Seller’s liability for any defect or damage in the Goods is:

(a)      limited to the value of any express warranty or warranty card provided to the Buyer by the Seller at the Seller’s sole discretion;

(b)      limited to any warranty to which the Seller is entitled, if the Seller did not manufacture the Goods;

(c)       otherwise negated absolutely.

11.8  Subject to this clause 11, returns will only be accepted provided that:

(a)      the Buyer has complied with the provisions of clause 11.1; and

(b)      the Seller has agreed that the Goods are defective; and

(c)       the Goods are returned within a reasonable time (being fourteen (14) from the Delivery Date) at the Buyer’s cost (if that cost is not significant); and

(d)      the Goods are returned in as close a condition to that in which they were delivered as is possible.

11.9 Notwithstanding clauses 11.1 to 11.8 but subject to the CCA, the Seller shall not be liable for any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise as a result of:

(a)      the Buyer failing to properly maintain or store any Goods;

(b)      the Buyer using the Goods for any purpose other than that for which they were designed;

(c)       the Buyer continuing the use of any Goods after any defect became apparent or should have become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user;

(d)      the Buyer failing to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the Seller;

(e)      fair wear and tear, any accident, or act of God.

11.10  The Seller may in its absolute discretion accept non-defective Goods for return in which case the Seller may require the Buyer to pay handling fees of up to twenty percent (30%) of the value of the returned Goods plus any freight costs.

11.11   Notwithstanding anything contained in this clause if the Seller is required by a law to accept a return then the Seller will only accept a return on the conditions imposed by that law.

11.12  Subject to clause 11.1, customised, or non-stocklist items or Incidental Items made or ordered to the Buyer’s specifications are not acceptable for credit or return.

 

12. Intellectual Property

12.1   Where the Seller has designed, drawn or developed Goods for the Buyer, then the copyright in any designs and drawings and documents shall remain the property of the Seller. Under no circumstances may such designs, drawings and documents be used without the express written approval of the Seller.

12.2   The Buyer warrants that all designs, specifications or instructions given to the Seller will not cause the Seller to infringe any patent, registered design or trademark in the execution of the Buyer’s order and the Buyer agrees to indemnify the Seller against any action taken by a third party against the Seller in respect of any such infringement.

12.3    The Buyer agrees that the Seller may (at no cost) use for the purposes of marketing or entry into any competition, any documents, designs, drawings or Goods which the Seller has created for the Buyer.

 

13. Default and Consequences of Default

13.1   Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due, until the date of payment, at a rate of two and a half percent (2.5%) per calendar month (and at the Seller’s sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.

13.2  If the Buyer owes the Seller any money the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Seller in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, the Seller’s contract default fee, and bank dishonour fees).

13.3 Further to any other rights or remedies the Seller may have under this Agreement, if a Buyer has made payment to the Seller, and the transaction is subsequently reversed, the Buyer shall be liable for the amount of the reversed transaction, in addition to any further costs incurred by the Seller under this clause 13 where it can be proven that such reversal is found to be illegal, fraudulent or in contravention to

13.4  the Buyer’s obligations under this Agreement.

13.5 Without prejudice to the Seller’s other remedies at law the Seller shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Buyer which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Seller shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:

(a)      any money payable to the Seller becomes overdue, or in the Seller’s opinion the Buyer will be unable to make a payment when it falls due;

(b)      the Buyer has exceeded any applicable credit limit provided by the Seller;

(c)       the Buyer becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or

(d)      a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Buyer or any asset of the Buyer.

 

14. Cancellation

14.1  Without prejudice to any other remedies the Seller may have, if at any time the Buyer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions the Seller may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Buyer. The Seller will not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage the Buyer suffers because the Seller has exercised its rights under this clause.

14.2  Either party may terminate this Agreement by providing the other party with a minimum of thirty (30) days’ notice in writing, subject to:

(a)      where the Seller cancels any Agreement to which these terms and conditions apply or cancels Delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered, then upon giving such notice the Seller shall repay to the Buyer any money paid by the Buyer for the Goods. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation; and

(b)      where the Buyer cancels Delivery of Goods, then the Buyer shall be liable for any and all loss incurred (whether direct or indirect) by the Seller as a direct result of the cancellation (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits). All current invoices issued up to and including the cancellation date shall become immediately due and payable.

14.3 Cancellation of orders for Goods made to the Buyer’s specifications, or for non-stocklist items, will definitely not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.

 

15.Compliance with Laws

15.1  Both the Buyer and the Seller agree that they will at all times ensure that they comply with the provisions of all statutes, regulations and bylaws of government, local and other public authorities that may be applicable to the Services, including occupational health and safety laws, and any other relevant safety standards or legislation.

15.2 In advertising, marketing, promoting, sales and installation of the Goods and in carrying on the Buyer’s business, each Buyer, its owners, officers, directors, employees or agents (collectively and individually in this clause “Buyer”) must comply with its, his or her obligations under the law including without limitation, the Buyer must not:

(a)      make any untrue or misleading statement relating to the Seller, its goods and services including the Goods, its business or its practices;

(b)      pay, offer or promise to pay, or authorise the payment of, any monies or anything of value, directly or indirectly, to any government official or employee, any official or employee of a state-run or state-owned or controlled enterprise or entity, any official or employee of a public international organisation, any candidate for political or public office, any official or employee of any political party, or any family member or relative of such persons or any political party for the purpose of influencing any act or decision of any such official, employee, candidate, political party, enterprise or entity, public organisation, or government to obtain or retain business, or direct business to any person or entity, or for any other improper advantage or purpose, and in the event the Buyer breaches its, his or her obligations under this clause, the Seller may immediately terminate this Agreement and the Buyer shall indemnify and hold harmless the Seller against any and all claims, losses, damages, penalties or fines related to such breach of the Agreement.

 

16. Confidentiality

16.1  Each party agrees to treat all information and ideas communicated by the other party confidential and each agrees not to divulge it to any third party, without the other party's written consent, other than:

(a)      as required by law (in which case it must simultaneously be advised to the other respective contracted party of such disclosure); or

(b)      to the extent necessary to perform its obligations under this Agreement.

16.2   The quotation and the information contained in the quotation provided by the Seller to the Buyer is done so on a “commercial in confidence” basis thereby, the Buyer agrees not to reproduce or provide said information in any manner to any third party without the prior written approval of the Seller.

 

17. Privacy Act 1988

17.1 The Buyer agrees for the Seller to obtain from a credit reporting body (CRB) a credit report containing personal credit information (e.g.  name, address, D.O.B, occupation, previous credit applications, credit history) about the Buyer in relation to credit provided by the Seller.

17.2  The Buyer agrees that the Seller may exchange information about the Buyer with those credit providers and with related body corporates for the following purposes:

(a)      to assess an application by the Buyer; and/or

(b)      to notify other credit providers of a default by the Buyer; and/or

(c)       to exchange information with other credit providers as to the status of this credit account, where the Buyer is in default with other credit providers; and/or

(d)      to assess the creditworthiness of the Buyer including the Buyer’s repayment history in the preceding two (2) years.

17.3  The Buyer consents to the Seller being given a consumer credit report to collect overdue payment on commercial credit.

17.4 The Buyer agrees that personal credit information provided may be used and retained by the Seller for the following purposes (and for other agreed purposes or required by):

(a)      the provision of Goods; and/or

(b)      analysing, verifying and/or checking the Buyer’s credit, payment and/or status in relation to the provision of Goods; and/or

(c)       processing of any payment instructions, direct debit facilities and/or credit facilities requested by the Buyer; and/or

(d)      enabling the collection of amounts outstanding in relation to the Goods.

17.5   The Seller may give information about the Buyer to a CRB for the following purposes:

(a)      to obtain a consumer credit report;

(b)      allow the CRB to create or maintain a credit information file about the Buyer including credit history.

17.6  The information given to the CRB may include:

(a)      personal information as outlined in 17.1 above;

(b)      name of the credit provider and that the Seller is a current credit provider to the Buyer; (c) whether the credit provider is a licensee;

(d)      type of consumer credit;

(e)      details concerning the Buyer’s application for credit or commercial credit (e.g. date of commencement/termination of the credit account and the amount requested);

(f)         advice of consumer credit defaults, overdue accounts, loan repayments or outstanding monies which are overdue by more than sixty (60) days and for which written notice for request of payment has been made and debt recovery action commenced or alternatively that the Buyer no longer has any overdue accounts and the Seller has been paid or otherwise discharged and all details surrounding that discharge (e.g. dates of payments);

(g)      information that, in the opinion of the Seller, the Buyer has committed a serious credit infringement;

(h)      advice that the amount of the Buyer’s overdue payment is equal to or more than one hundred and fifty dollars ($150).

17.7  The Buyer shall have the right to request (by e-mail) from the Seller:

(a)      a copy of the information about the Buyer retained by the Seller and the right to request that the Seller correct any incorrect information; and

(b)      that the Seller does not disclose any personal information about the Buyer for the purpose of direct marketing.

17.8  The Seller will destroy personal information upon the Buyer’s request (by e-mail) or if it is no longer required unless it is required in order to fulfil the obligations of this Agreement or is required to be maintained and/or stored in accordance with the law.

17.9   The Buyer can make a privacy complaint by contacting the Seller via e-mail. The Seller will respond to that complaint within seven (7) days of receipt and will take all reasonable steps to make a decision as to the complaint within thirty (30) days of receipt of the complaint. In the event that the Buyer is not satisfied with the resolution provided, the Buyer can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au.

18. Service of Notices

18.1  Any written notice given under this Agreement shall be deemed to have been given and received: (a) by handing the notice to the other party, in person;

(b)      by leaving it at the address of the other party as stated in this Agreement;

(c)       by sending it by registered post to the address of the other party as stated in this Agreement;

(d)      if sent by facsimile transmission to the fax number of the other party as stated in this Agreement (if any), on receipt of confirmation of the transmission;

(e)      if sent by email to the other party’s last known email address.

18.2  Any notice that is posted shall be deemed to have been served, unless the contrary is shown, at the time when by the ordinary course of post, the notice would have been delivered.

 

19. Trusts

19.1 If the Buyer at any time upon or subsequent to entering in to the Agreement is acting in the capacity of trustee of any trust (“Trust”) then whether or not the Seller may have notice of the Trust, the Buyer covenants with the Seller as follows:

(a)      the Agreement extends to all rights of indemnity which the Buyer now or subsequently may have against the Trust and the trust fund;

(b)      the Buyer has full and complete power and authority under the Trust to enter into the Agreement and the provisions of the Trust do not purport to exclude or take away the right of indemnity of the Buyer against the Trust or the trust fund. The Buyer will not release the right of indemnity or commit any breach of trust or be a party to any other action which might prejudice that right of indemnity;

(c)       the Buyer will not without consent in writing of the Seller (the Seller will not unreasonably withhold consent), cause, permit, or suffer to happen any of the following events:

(i)   the removal, replacement or retirement of the Buyer as trustee of the Trust;

(ii)   any alteration to or variation of the terms of the Trust;

(iii)  any advancement or distribution of capital of the Trust; or

(iv)  any resettlement of the trust property.

 

20. General

20.1 Any dispute or difference arising as to the interpretation of these terms and conditions or as to any matter arising hereunder, shall be submitted to, and settled by, arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 or its replacement(s).

20.2 The failure by either party to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect that party’s right to subsequently enforce that provision. If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.

20.3  These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of Country, City, State, Territory in which the

20.4  Seller’s premises are located and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that Country, City, State or Territory. However, in the event of a dispute that deems necessary for the matter to be referred to a Magistrates or higher Court then jurisdiction will be subject to the Melbourne Courts in the state of Melbourne in which the Seller has its principal place of business.

20.5  Subject to clause 11, the Seller shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Buyer for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Buyer arising out of a breach by the Seller of these terms and conditions (alternatively the Seller’s liability shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods).

20.6  The Seller may licence and/or assign all or any part of its rights and/or obligations under this Agreement without the Buyer’s consent.

20.7   The Buyer cannot licence or assign without the written approval of the Seller.

20.8  The Buyer agrees that the Seller may amend their general terms and conditions for subsequent future Agreements with the Buyer by disclosing such to the Buyer in writing. These changes shall be deemed to take effect from the date on which the Buyer accepts such changes, or otherwise at such time as the Buyer makes a further request for the Seller to provide Goods to the Buyer.

20.9   Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action/riot/civil commotion, robbery, fire, flood, storm, or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party, and the Seller:

(a)      shall not be liable for any claims for non-fulfilment or late Delivery should actual Delivery (or any parts) be delayed in consequence of unforeseen events under this clause 20.8 and unforeseen breakdown of machinery (save where caused by improper maintenance or operation by untrained personnel), suspension of electricity or other relevant power supply adverse non-foreseeable weather conditions, action of government or port authority, delay of vessel, railroad embargoes, in ability to obtain transportation facilities or due to failure of an original equipment manufacturer to supply components by the due date; and

(b)      shall be entitled (at its option) to terminate this Agreement or extend the time for performance.

20.10  Both parties warrant that they have the power to enter into this Agreement and have obtained all necessary authorisations to allow them to do so, they are not insolvent and that this Agreement creates binding and valid legal obligations on them.