Terms & Conditions of Trade
1.1 “Seller” means Classique International Ltd, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Classique International Ltd.
1.2 “Customer” means the person/s buying the Products as specified in any invoice, document or order, and if there is more than one Customer is a reference to each Customer jointly and severally.
1.3 “Products” means all Products or Services supplied by the Seller to the Customer at the Customer’s request from time to time; and:
(a) where the context so permits the terms ‘Products’ or ‘Services’ shall be interchangeable for the other;
(i) inventory of the Client;
(ii) advice provided by the Seller to the Customer, such as technical advice and support, and all charges for time and attendance;
(iii) the supply of carry bags and related items;
(iv) hire charges, insurance charges or any fee or charge associated with the supply of
1.4 “Price” means the Price payable for the Products as agreed between the Seller and the Customer in accordance with clause 6 below, and:
(a) includes all disbursements (e.g. charges the Seller pays to others on the Customer’s behalf); and
(b) is quoted in New Zealand Dollars ($NZD)
2.1 The Customer is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Customer places an order for Products, or accepts Delivery.
2.2 These terms and conditions may only be amended with the Seller’s consent in writing and shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with any other document or agreement between the Customer and the Seller.
3.1 Orders can be made by phone, fax or email. 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 Act 2003 (WA), 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 22 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2002 (NZ) (whichever is applicable), or any other applicable provisions of that Act or any Regulations referred to in that Act.
3.2 The Customer acknowledges that a minimum order level applies and the Seller shall not accept orders of less than seventy-five dollars ($75).
3.3 In the event the Products ordered are out of stock the Customer may either cancel the order or the Products can be placed on back order and supplied when they become available.
3.4 The final quantity (and subsequent invoice) for custom print orders are conditional on a variance of ten percent (10%) for shortages and over-runs, and may vary accordingly. Any surplus within this tolerance will be invoiced to the Customer accordingly.
4. 'Pull and Pay’ Option
4.1 Bulk ordered Products may (subject to clause 4.2) be stored with the Seller until such time as they are required for In this circumstance, the Customer will be invoiced for the Products only as the Products are delivered to the Customer.
4.2 This facility may be provided to the Customer at the Seller’s sole discretion and subject to minimum order levels and on the condition that all ordered Products will be delivered to the Customer, and correspondingly invoiced in full by the Seller, within six (6) months from the date of the original order.
4.3 If any ordered Products remain in the Seller’s possession at the expiry of the six (6) month period, they will either be delivered to the Customer and invoiced in full at that time, or treated according to clause 19.
5. Change in Control
5.1 The Customer shall give the Seller not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Customer and/or any other change in the Customer’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Customer’s name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, or business practice). The Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Seller as a result of the Customer’s failure to comply with this clause.
6. Price and Payment
6.1 At the Seller’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:
(a) as indicated on any invoice provided by the Seller to the Customer; or
(b) the Price as at the date of Delivery according to the Seller’s current price list; or
(c) the Seller’s quoted price (subject to clause 2) which will be valid for the period stated in the quotation or otherwise for a period of thirty (30) days. The Customer acknowledges that the quoted Price:
(i) is subject to the sighting of final artwork for the Products; and
(ii) unless specified otherwise, does not make allowance for plate costs and artwork fees (where required).
6.2 The Seller reserves the right to change the Price:
(a) if a variation to the Seller’s quotation is requested;
(b) to make allowance for any increase in the cost of supplying the Products that are beyond the control of the Seller.
6.3 At the Seller’s sole discretion, a non-refundable deposit may be required, the amount of which equates to thirty percent (30%) of the Price.
6.4 Time for payment for the Products (“Due Date”) being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Customer on the date/s determined by the Seller, which may be:
(a) the date specified on any invoice or other form as being the date for payment; or
(b) failing any notice to the contrary, the date which is twenty (20) days following the end of the month in which the invoice is dated.
6.5 Payment may be made by cash, cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, or by any other method as agreed to between the Customer and the Seller.
6.6 Unless otherwise stated the Price does not include In addition to the Price the Customer must pay to the Seller an amount equal to any GST the Seller must pay for any supply by the Seller under this or any other agreement for the sale of the Products. The Customer must pay GST, without deduction or set off of any other amounts, at the same time and on the same basis as the Customer pays the Price. In addition, the Customer must pay any other taxes and duties that may be applicable in addition to the Price except where they are expressly included in the Price.
7.1 Delivery of the Products (“Delivery”) is taken to occur at the time that:
(a) the Customer or the Customer’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Products at the Seller’s address; or
(b) the Seller (or the Seller’s nominated carrier) delivers the Products to the Customer’s nominated address, even if the Customer is not present at the address.
7.2 At the Seller’s sole discretion, the cost of Delivery is in addition to the Price.
7.3 The Customer must take Delivery by receipt or collection of the Products whenever they are tendered for Delivery. In the event that the Customer is unable to take Delivery as arranged then the Seller shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery and/or storage.
7.4 The Seller may deliver the Products in separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.
7.5 Any time or date given by the Seller to the Customer is an estimate only. The Customer must still accept Delivery even if late and the Seller will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Customer as a result of Delivery being late.
8.1 Risk of damage to or loss of the Products passes to the Customer on Delivery and the Customer must insure the Products on or before Delivery.
8.2 If any of the Products are damaged or destroyed following Delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Customer, the Seller is entitled to receive all insurance proceeds payable for the Products. 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.
8.3 If the Customer requests the Seller to leave Products outside the Seller’s premises for collection, or to deliver the Products to an unattended location, then such Products shall be left at the Customer’s sole risk.
9.1 The Seller and the Customer agree that ownership of the Products shall not pass until:
(a) the Customer has paid the Seller all amounts owing to the Seller; and
(b) the Customer has met all of its other obligations to the Seller.
9.2 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, and until then the Seller’s rights and ownership in relation to the Products, and this agreement, shall continue.
9.3 It is further agreed that, until ownership of the Products passes to the Customer in accordance with clause 1:
(h) the Seller may commence proceedings to recover the Price notwithstanding that ownership of the Products has not passed to the Customer.
10. Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”)
10.1 Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Customer acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) these terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA; and
(b) a security interest is taken in all Products and/or collateral (account) – being a monetary obligation of the Customer to the Seller for Services – that have previously been supplied and that will be supplied in the future by the Seller to the Customer.
10.2 The Customer undertakes to:
(a) 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 register a financing statement or financing change statement on the Personal Property Securities Register;
(b) 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 or releasing any registration thereby;
(c) not register, or permit to be registered, a financing statement or a financing change statement in relation to the Products and/or collateral (account) in favour of a third party without the prior written consent of the Seller; and
(d) immediately advise the Seller of any material change in its business practices of selling the Products which would result in a change in the nature of proceeds derived from such sales.
10.3 The Seller and the Customer agree that nothing in sections 114(1)(a), 133 and 134 of the PPSA shall apply to these terms and conditions.
10.4 The Customer waives its rights as a debtor under sections 116, 120(2), 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 131 and 132 of the PPSA.
10.5 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Seller, the Customer waives its right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 148 of the PPSA.
10.6 The Customer shall unconditionally ratify any actions taken by the Seller under clauses 1 to 10.5.
11. Security and Charge
11.1 In consideration of the Seller agreeing to supply the Products, the Customer 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 Customer either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the Customer of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).
11.2 The Customer 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.
11.3 The Customer irrevocably appoints the Seller and each director of the Seller as the Customer’s true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 11 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Customer’s behalf.
12. Customer’s Disclaimer
12.1 The Customer hereby disclaims any right to rescind, or cancel any contract with the Seller or to sue for damages or to claim restitution arising out of any inadvertent misrepresentation made to the Customer by the Seller and the Customer acknowledges that the Products are bought relying solely upon the Customer’s skill and judgment.
13. Defects and Warranty
13.1 The Customer shall inspect the Products on Delivery and shall within seven (7) days of such time (being of the essence) notify the Seller of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Customer shall afford the Seller an opportunity to inspect the Products within a reasonable time following such notification if the Customer believes the Products are defective in any If the Customer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Products shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Products, which the Seller has agreed in writing that the Customer is entitled to reject, the Seller’s liability is limited to either (at the Seller’s discretion) replacing the Products or repairing the Products.
13.2 Products will not be accepted for return other than in accordance with 1 above.
13.3 For Products not manufactured by the Seller, the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Products. The Seller shall not be bound by nor be responsible for any term, condition, representation or warranty other than that which is given by the manufacturer of the Products.
13.4 To the extent permitted by statute, no warranty is given by the Seller as to the quality or suitability of the Products for any purpose and any implied warranty, is expressly excluded. The Seller shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the Products, or caused by the Products, or any part thereof however arising.
14. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
14.1 If the Customer is acquiring Products for the purposes of a trade or business, the Customer acknowledges that the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 do not apply to the supply of Products by the Seller to the Customer.
15. Intellectual Property
15.1 Where the Seller has designed, drawn or developed Products for the Customer, then the copyright in any designs and drawings and documents shall remain the property of the Seller.
15.2 The Customer 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 Customer’s order and the Customer agrees to indemnify the Seller against any action taken by a third party against the Seller in respect of any such infringement.
15.3 The Customer agrees that the Seller may (at no cost) use for the purposes of marketing or entry into any competition, any documents, designs, drawings or Products which the Seller has created for the Customer.
16. Default and Consequences of Default
16.1 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.
16.2 If the Customer owes the Seller any money the Customer 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 collection agency costs, and bank dishonour fees).
16.3 Without prejudice to any other remedies the Seller may have, if at any time the Customer 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 Products to the Customer. The Seller will not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers because the Seller has exercised its rights under this clause.
16.4 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 Customer which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Seller shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:
(a) any sums payable to the Seller become overdue, or in the Seller’s opinion the Customer will be unable to make a payment when it falls due;
(b) the Customer 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
(c) a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Customer or any asset of the Customer.
17.1 The Seller may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel Delivery at any time before the Products are delivered by giving written notice to the Customer. On giving such notice the Seller shall repay to the Customer any sums paid by the Customer for the Products. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.
17.2 In the event that the Customer cancels Delivery the Customer 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).
17.3 Cancellation of custom orders, or orders for non-stocklist items, will definitely not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.
18. Privacy Act 1993
18.1 The Customer authorises the Seller or the Seller’s agent to:
(a)access, collect, retain and use any information about the Customer;
(i) including any overdue fines balance information held by the Ministry of Justice) for the purpose of assessing the Customer’s creditworthiness; or
(ii) for the purpose of marketing products and services to the Customer.
18.2 Where the Customer is an individual the authorities under clause 1 are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993.
18.3 The Customer shall have the right to request the Seller for a copy of the information about the Customer retained by the Seller and the right to request the Seller to correct any incorrect information about the Customer held by the Seller.
19. General Lien
19.1 The Customer agrees that the Seller may exercise a general lien against any Products, or property belonging to the Customer that is in the possession of the Seller, for all sums outstanding under this agreement, and any other contract to which the Customer and the Seller are parties to, and if the lien is not satisfied within seven (7) days of the Due Date, the Seller may (having given notice of the lien) at their sole discretion either:
19.2 The lien of the Seller shall continue despite the commencement of proceedings, or judgment for any sums owing to the Seller having been obtained against the Customer.
20.1 The failure by the Seller to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect the Seller’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.
20.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.
20.3 The Seller shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Customer (or any other person) for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Customer (or any other person), whether in contract or tort, 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 five hundred dollars ($500) per incident.
20.4 The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Customer by the Seller nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.
20.5 The Seller may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Customer’s consent.
20.6 The Customer agrees that the Seller may amend these terms and conditions at any time. If the Seller makes a change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which the Seller notifies the Customer of such change. The Customer will be taken to have accepted such changes if the Customer makes a further request for the Seller to provide Products to the Customer.
20.7 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.
20.8 The Customer warrants that it has the power to enter into this agreement and has obtained all necessary authorisations to allow it to do so, it is not insolvent and that this agreement creates binding and valid legal obligations on it.