Standard Conditions of Contract
Drawn up in 2004 by the British Printing Industries Federation Legal Department, in conjunction with ICSM, for the use of the Printing and related industries. The following Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersede any previous agreements, warranties, representations, undertakings or understandings between the parties and may not be.
a. "Seller" means the party providing the goods or services under these terms and conditions.
b. "Buyer" means the party contracting with the Seller to acquire the good and services supplied under these Terms and Conditions.
c. "Work" means all goods (by way of intermediate or finished product) and services supplied by the Seller to the Buyer.
d. “Intermediates” means all products produced during the manufacturing process including non-exhaustively discs, film,plate, intellectual property.
e. "Preliminary Work" means all work done in the concept and preparatory stages (including non-exhaustively design, artwork, colour matching).
f. "Electronic File" means any text, illustration or other matter supplied or produced by either Party in digitised form.
g. "Periodical Publications" means publications produced at (normally regular) intervals.
h. "Insolvency" means the Buyer is in a position where it is unable to pay its debts or has a winding up petition issued against it or has a receiver, administrator or administrative receiver appointed to it or being a person commits an act of bankruptcy or has a bankruptcy petition issued against him.
3. Standard for Electronic Transactions
Cambrian Printers Ltd is governed by, is obligated to comply with, and fully supports the spirit of the Bermuda Standard for Electronic Transactions.
4. Copyrighted Materials for Limited Use
5. Use of Site
6. Transfer of Title
The customer agrees that the shipping terms for all printed Products are FOB shipping point and ownership transfers to the customer upon shipment. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. For any Product that is to be provided to the customer in an electronic format, the customer agrees that delivery of such Product shall be deemed to have occurred either (a) at the time we transmit the Product via email or other electronic communication addressed to the customer or (b) at the time we transmit a notification to the customer that the Product is available for downloading from the Site.
8. Disclaimer of Warranty
consumer guarantees, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, Cambrian Printers Ltd: (1) excludes or limits those consumer guarantees; and (2) limits its liability at the option of Cambrian Printers Ltd to the following: (a) in the case of services, the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again; (b) in the case of goods, the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; the repair of the goods; the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods; or the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired. If you request a refund, the time it takes for your refund to arrive may depend on your bank. In most cases, you should receive your refund within 30 days. Certain circumstances are beyond Cambrian Printers Ltd's control. Please note that we cannot be responsible for: Spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors made by the customer, inferior quality or low-
resolution of uploaded images, design errors introduced by the customer in the document creation process, errors in user-selected options such as choice of finish, quantity or product type, and damage to the products arising after delivery to the customer. Please preview your designs carefully and correct any mistakes prior to placing your order. Cambrian Printers Ltd does not proof documents created by its customers prior to processing.
9. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CAMBRIAN PRINTERS LTD OR ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, OR VENDORS, THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT CAMBRIAN PRINTERS LTD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE OR OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT YOU ORDER FROM CAMBRIAN PRINTERS LTD OR ITS AFFILIATES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES ARISING FROM MISTAKE, OMISSION, VIRUS, DELAY, OR INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL CAMBRIAN PRINTERS LTD BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR CONSEQUENCES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR INAPPROPRIATE OR UNAUTHORISED USE OF THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT.
10. Site Feedback
Any comments, suggestions, proposals or other feedback (collectively “Feedback Information”) provided to Cambrian Printers Ltd in connection with the operation or content of this Site shall be provided by the submitter and received by Cambrian Printers Ltd on a non-confidential basis. All such comments, suggestions, and other information shall become the exclusive property of Cambrian Printers Ltd. By submitting any such information to Cambrian Printers Ltd, you agree that you are transferring and assigning, at no charge, all of your right, title and interest in the information, including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights. You agree that Cambrian Printers Ltd shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.
11. Governing Law
The party you are contracting with and the seller of the products and services offered and sold on this Site is Cambrian Printers Ltd a limited company organised under the laws of England & Wales with its headquarters in Aberystwyth, Wales. All issues related to the protection, infringement, or misuse of copyrighted materials shall be governed by the copyright laws of England & Wales. All other matters relating to your access to or use of this Site shall be governed by the laws of England & Wales. Any legal action or proceeding relating to or arising from your access to or use of this Site shall be instituted in Cardiff, Wales. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of courts sitting in Cardiff, Wales and agree that venue in these courts is proper in any such legal action or proceeding. You also agree that you not assert, in any legal action or proceeding involving Cambrian Printers Ltd, that a court sitting in Cardiff is an inconvenient forum for such legal action or proceeding. Some jurisdictions provide for certain warranties, like the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties. When permitted by law Cambrian Printers Ltd, and Cambrian Printers Ltd’s suppliers and distributors, will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages. We recognise that in some countries, you might have legal rights as a consumer. If you are using the Services for a personal purpose, then nothing in these terms or any additional terms limits any consumer legal rights which may not be waived by contract. Cambrian Printers Standard terms and conditions
a. If Credit Facilities have been granted, payment is due strictly within terms. If any item(s) remain unpaid by that due date charges will apply, in accordance with s5A and/or s6 of the Late Payment Commercial Debt (Interest) Act 1998 or any subsequent enactment. In addition, all invoices will become due and payable immediately and will be treated as overdue items, with appropriate charges applied and all costs reasonably incurred in collecting the debt payable by the Buyer.
b. Should the Work be suspended or delayed by the Buyer for any reason the Seller shall be entitled to charge for storage and for loss of or wastage of resources that cannot otherwise be used.
h. Should the suspension or delay in 2(g) above extend beyond 30 days the Seller shall be entitled to immediate payment for work already carried out, materials specially ordered and any other additional costs.
2. Credit Facilities
Credit facilities may be granted to applicants who complete the Supplier’s Credit Account Application Form and who satisfy the Supplier’s criteria as set out from time to time. Where facilities are granted the Supplier reserves the right to withdraw them at any time, without having to give their reasons and, in such a case, all outstanding invoices become due and payable immediately.
a. Delivery of the Work shall be accepted when tendered.
b. Unless otherwise agreed in writing completion and delivery times are a guide only.
c. If the Buyer is unable to make arrangements for off-loading kerbside delivery and for any additional transportation to its storage facility, the Seller must be notified in advance. The Seller reserves the right to charge extra for additional handling/delivery services as per 4(d)
d. Subject to any agreement as per 4(c) above, delivery involving difficult access and/or unreasonable distance from vehicular access shall entitle the Seller to make an extra charge to reflect its extra costs.
e. Should expedited delivery be agreed the Seller shall be entitled to make an extra charge to cover any overtime or any other additional costs.
4. Electronic Files
a. It is the Buyer's responsibility to maintain a copy of any original Electronic File provided by the Buyer.
b. The Seller shall not be responsible for checking the accuracy of supplied input from an electronic file unless otherwise agreed in writing.
c. Without prejudice to clause 5.2(b), if an electronic file is not suitable for outputting on equipment normally adequate for such purposes without adjustment or other corrective action the Seller may make a charge for any resulting additional cost incurred or may reject the file without prejudice to his rights to payment for work done/material purchased.
5. Materials and equipment supplied by the Seller
a. Metal, film and other materials owned by the Seller and used in the production of intermediates, plates, electronic files and other production processes, together with items thereby produced, shall remain the Seller's exclusive property.
b. Plates, electronic files or other work shall be destroyed immediately after the order is executed unless written arrangements are made to the contrary. In the latter event, storage shall be charged.
6. Retention of Title
a. The Work remains the Seller's property until the Buyer has paid for it and discharged all other debts owing to the Seller.
b. If the Buyer becomes subject to Insolvency and the Work has not been paid for in full the Seller may take the goods back and, if necessary, enter the Buyer's premises to do so, or to inspect and/or label the goods so as to identify them clearly.
c. If the Buyer shall sell the goods before they have been paid for in full he shall hold the proceeds of sale on trust for the Seller in a separate account until any sum owing to the Seller has been discharged from such proceeds.
d. Where the Buyer is in breach of these Terms or performs any act of Bankruptcy or Insolvency the Seller reserves the right to approach the Buyer's customer and to offer the Work directly to them, notwithstanding the fact that this will involve advising the Buyer’s customer that the Buyer is in breach or in default.
7. Proofs and variations
a. The Seller shall incur no liability for any errors not corrected by the Buyer where the Buyer has been provided with proofs. The Buyer's alterations and additional proofs necessitated thereby shall be charged extra. When style, type or layout is left to the Seller's judgement, changes therefrom made by the Buyer shall be charged extra.
b. Where the Buyer specifically waives any requirement to examine proofs the Seller is indemnified by the Buyer against any and all errors in the finished Work.
c. Colour proofs. Due to differences in equipment, paper, inks and other conditions between colour proofing and production runs, a reasonable variation in colour between colour proofs and the completed job will be deemed acceptable unless otherwise agreed in writing.
d. Variations in quantity. Every endeavour will be made to deliver the correct quantity ordered, but estimates are conditional upon margins of 5 per cent for work being allowed for overs or unders the same to be charged or deducted, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
a. Advice of damage, delay or loss of goods in transit or of non-delivery must be given in writing to the Seller and the carrier within three clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery, within 3 days of notification of despatch of the goods) and any claim in respect thereof must be made in writing to the Seller and the carrier within seven clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery, within 7 days of notification of despatch). All other claims must be made in writing to the Seller within 14 days of delivery. The Seller shall not be liable in respect of any claim unless the aforementioned requirements have been complied with except in any particular case where the Buyer proves that (i) it was not possible to comply with the requirements and (ii) the claim was made as soon as reasonably possible.
b. If the Work is defective so that the Buyer may in law reject it, said rejection must take place within 7 days of delivery of the goods, failing which the Buyer will be deemed to have accepted the Work.
c. In the event of all or any claims or rejections the Seller reserves the right to inspect the Work within seven days of the claim or rejection being notified.
d. Insofar as is permitted by law where Work is defective for any reason, including negligence, the Seller's liability (if any) shall be limited to rectifying such defect, or crediting its value against any invoice raised in respect of the Work.
e. Where the Seller performs its obligations to rectify defective Work under this condition the Seller shall not be liable for indirect loss, consequential loss or third party claims occasioned by defective Work and the Buyer shall not be entitled to any further claim in respect of the Work nor shall the Buyer be entitled to repudiate the contract, refuse to pay for the work or cancel further deliveries.
f. Defective Work must be returned to the Seller before replacement or credits can be issued. If the subject Work is not available to the Seller the Seller will hold that the Buyer has accepted the Work and no credits or replacement Work will be provided.
g. The Seller shall not be liable for indirect loss, consequential loss or third party claims occasioned by delay in completing the work or for any loss to the Buyer arising from delay in transit, whether as a result of the Seller's negligence or otherwise.
h. Where the Seller offers to replace defective Work the Buyer must accept such an offer unless he can show clear cause for refusing so to do. If the Buyer opts to have the work re done by any third party without reference to the Seller the Buyer automatically revokes his right to any remedy from the Seller, including but not exclusively the right to a credit in respect of Work done by the Seller.
i. Where the Work will be forwarded by or on behalf of the Buyer to a third party for further processing the Buyer will be deemed to have inspected and approved the Work prior to forwarding and the Seller accepts no liability for claims arising subsequent to the third party’s processing.
j. The Seller reserves the right to reject any work forwarded to him after initial processing by a third party as soon as is reasonably practicable without processing the work any further. Should the Buyer require the Seller notwithstanding to continue, then the Seller is only obliged to do so after confirmation from the Buyer in writing.
k. Nothing in these conditions shall exclude the Seller's liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.
Without prejudice to other remedies, if the Buyer becomes insolvent, the Seller shall have the right not to proceed further with the contract or any other work for the Buyer and be entitled to charge for work already carried out (whether completed or not) and materials purchased for the Buyer, such charge to be an immediate debt due to him. Any unpaid invoices shall become immediately due for payment.
11. General Lien
Without prejudice to other remedies, in respect of all unpaid debts due from the Buyer the Seller shall have a general lien on all goods and property of or provided by the Buyer in his possession (whether worked on or not) and shall be entitled on the expiration of 14 days notice to dispose of such goods or property as agent for the Buyer in such manner and at such price as he thinks fit and to apply the proceeds towards such debts, and shall when accounting to the Buyer for any balance remaining be discharged from all liability in respect of such goods or property.
12. Illegal matter
a. The Seller shall not be required to print any matter which in his opinion is or may be of an illegal, obscene or libellous nature or an infringement of the proprietary or other rights of any third party.
b. The Seller shall be indemnified by the Buyer in respect of any claims, costs and expenses arising out of the printing by the Seller for the Buyer of any illegal or unlawful matter including matter which is libellous or infringes copyright, patent, design or any other proprietary or personal rights. The indemnity shall include (without limitation) any amounts paid on a lawyer's advice in settlement of any claim that any matter is libellous or such an infringement.
13. Periodical publications
A contract for the printing of a periodical publication may not be terminated by either party unless 13 weeks notice in writing is given in the case of periodicals produced monthly or more frequently or 26 weeks notice in writing is given in the case of other periodicals. Notice must be given after completion of work on any one issue. Nevertheless the Seller may terminate any such contract forthwith should any sum due thereunder remain unpaid.
14. Force majeure
The Seller shall be under no liability if he shall be unable to carry out any provision of the contract for any reason beyond his reasonable control including (without limiting the foregoing): Act of God; legislation; war; fire; flood; drought; inadequacy or unsuitability of any instructions, electronic file or other data or materials supplied by the Buyer; failure of power supply; lockout, strike or other action taken by employees in contemplation or furtherance of a dispute; or owing to any inability to procure materials required for the performance of the contract. During the continuance of such a contingency the Buyer may by written notice to the Seller elect to terminate the contract and pay for work done and materials used, but subject thereto shall otherwise accept delivery when available.
15. Data Protection
The Buyer is hereby notified that the Seller may transfer personal information about the Buyer to a Credit Agency pursuant to cl 2f above.
All specifications and notices relied on by either party and all variations to this agreement must be in writing and include a duly authorised signature.
Nothing in these Terms shall affect the rights of Consumers.
All clauses and sub-clauses of this Agreement are severable and if any clause or identifiable part thereof is held to be unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction then such enforceability shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions or identifiable parts thereof in these Terms and Conditions.