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Terms and Conditions of Sale

Ernest Fleming Machinery & Equipment Pty Ltd


New & Used Machinery for the Food, Chemical & Associated Industries

ABN: 93 128 962 783    ACN: 128 962 783

Telephone:  (02) 94273270                               Facsimile:  (02) 94273590


Terms and Conditions of Sale

1.     Definitions

In these Terms:

"EFMEPL" means Ernest Fleming Machinery & Equipment Pty Ltd (ABN 93 128 962783   ACN  128 962783) ;

"PPSA" means the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) and its associated Regulations as amended;
"ACL" means the Australian Consumer Law Schedule of the Competition and Consumer Act;
"Agreement" means any agreement for the provision of goods or services by Ernest Fleming Machinery & Equipment Pty Ltd (ABN 93 128 962783   ACN  128 962783) (abbreviated to EFMEPL) to the Customer;
"Consumer" is as defined in the ACL and in determining if the Customer is a consumer, the determination is made if the Customer is a consumer under the Agreement;
"Customer" means the person, jointly and severally if there is more than one;
"Goods" means Goods supplied by EFMEPL to the Customer;
"GST" means any consumption tax imposed by government, whether at point of supply or at some other specified occurrence, by whatever name, and includes (without limitation) a goods and services tax, a broad based consumption or indirect tax and value-added tax;
"Services" means services supplied by EFMEPL to the Customer;

"Tax invoice" means a tax invoice which complies with the definition contained in section 29-70 of A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 or any amending legislation.
"Terms" means these Terms and Conditions of Sale;

2. Basis of Contract

2.1 Unless otherwise agreed by EFMEPL in writing, the Terms apply exclusively to every Agreement and cannot be varied or replaced by any other terms or conditions.
2.2 Any quotation provided by EFMEPL to the Customer for the proposed supply of Goods or Services:
(a) is an invitation only to the Customer to place an order based upon that quotation; and
(b) is valid for 30 days, subject to prior sale to another customer; and
(c) may include additional terms that are not inconsistent with the Terms; and
(d) must be in writing.
2.3 An Agreement is accepted by EFMEPL when EFMEPL accepts, in writing or electronic means, an offer from the Customer or provides the Customer with the Goods or Services.
2.4 EFMEPL in its absolute discretion may refuse to accept any order.
2.5 EFMEPL may vary or amend these Terms by written notice to the Customer at any time. Any variations or amendments will apply to orders placed after the notice date.

3. Pricing

3.1 Each amount, of whatever description, specified as payable by the Customer to EFMEPL under any agreement is expressed net of GST and any other taxes, duties or imposts imposed on or in relation to the Goods or Services in Australia or overseas. In addition to the amount payable, the Customer must pay to EFMEPL, on demand, the GST payable by EFMEPL in respect of that amount plus any other taxes, duties or imposts payable by EFMEPL.
3.2 The Customer must pay for all costs associated with the carriage and insurance of the Goods from EFMEPL's nominated address unless otherwise agreed.
3.3 EFMEPL reserves the right to vary its prices, without notice to the Customer, up to the time the final confirmation of the order is given by EFMEPL.
3.4 Where there is a change in the costs incurred by EFMEPL that are outside the control of EFMEPL in relation to the Goods or Services, EFMEPL may vary its price for the Goods or Services to take account of such change even after the final confirmation of order is given by EFMEPL.

4. Payment

4.1 Payment in full for Goods or Services must be made prior to the removal of Goods from EFMEPL's nominated premises, unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing.
4.2 Payment by cheque is not deemed made until the proceeds of the cheque have cleared.
4.3 Payment terms may be revoked or amended at EFMEPL's sole discretion immediately upon giving the Customer written notice.
4.4 The time for payment is of the essence.

5. Payment Default

5.1 If Customer defaults in payment by the due date of any amount payable to EFMEPL, then all money which would become payable by the Customer to EFMEPL at a later date on any account, becomes immediately due and payable without the requirement of any notice to the Customer, and EFMEPL may, without prejudice to any of its other accrued or contingent rights:-
(a) charge the Customer interest on any sum due at the prevailing rate pursuant to the Penalty Interest Rates Act 1983 plus 2 per cent for the period from the due date until the date of payment in full;
(b) charge the Customer for all expenses and costs (including legal costs on an indemnity basis) incurred by it resulting from the default, and in taking whatever action it deems appropriate to recover any sum due;
(c) cease or suspend the supply of any further Goods or Services to the Customer;
(d) by written notice to the Customer, terminate any uncompleted contract with the Customer;
(e) without effect on the accrued rights of EFMEPL under any contract.
5.2 Clauses 5.1(c) and (d) may also be relied upon, at EFMEPL's option:
(a) where the Customer is a natural person and becomes bankrupt or enters into any scheme of arrangement or any assignment or composition with or for the benefit of his or her creditors or any class of his or her creditors generally; or
(b) where the Customer is a corporation and it enters into any scheme of arrangement or any assignment or composition with or for the benefit of its creditors or any class of its creditors generally, or has a liquidator, administrator, receiver or receiver and manager or similar functionary appointed in respect of its assets, or any action is taken for, or with the view to, the liquidation (including provisional liquidation), winding up or dissolution without winding up of the Customer.

6. Passing of Property

6.1 Until EFMEPL receives full payment in cleared funds for all Goods and Services supplied by it to the Customer, as well as all other amounts owing to EFMEPL by the Customer:-
(a) title and property in all Goods remain vested in EFMEPL and do not pass to the Customer;
(b) the Customer must hold the Goods as fiduciary bailee and agent for EFMEPL;
(c) the Customer must keep the Goods separate from its goods and maintain EFMEPL's labelling and packaging;
(d) the Customer must hold the proceeds of any sale of the Goods or the proceeds of any manufacturing or construction process as relates to the Goods for or by the Customer or any third party, on trust for EFMEPL in a separate account with a bank to whom the Customer has not given security, however, the failure to do so will not affect the Customer's obligation to deal with the proceeds as trustee;
(e) in addition to its rights under the PPSA, EFMEPL may, without notice, enter any premises where it suspects the Goods are and remove them, notwithstanding that they may have been attached to other goods not the property of EFMEPL, and for this purpose the Customer irrevocably licences EFMEPL to enter such premises and also indemnifies EFMEPL from and against all costs, claims, demands or actions by any party arising from such action.

7. Personal Property Securities Act

7.1 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these Terms, the PPSA applies to these Terms.
7.2 For the purposes of the PPSA:
(a) terms used in clause 7 that are defined in the PPSA have the same meaning as in the PPSA;
(b) these Terms are a security agreement and EFMEPL has a Purchase Money Security Interest in all present and future goods supplied by EFMEPL to the Customer and the proceeds of the goods;
(c) The security interest is a continuing interest irrespective of whether there are monies or obligations owing by the Customer at any particular time; and
(d) the Customer must do whatever is necessary in order to give a valid security interest over the goods which is able to be registered by EFMEPL on the Personal Property Securities Register.
7.3 The security interest arising under this clause 7 attaches to the goods when the goods are collected or dispatched from EFMEPL's premises and not at any later time.
7.4 Where permitted by the PPSA, the Customer waives any rights to receive the notifications, verifications, disclosures or other documentation specified under sections 95, 118, 121(4), 130, 132(3)(d), 132(4), 135 and 157 of the PPSA.
7.5 EFMEPL and the Customer agree to contract out of and nothing in the provisions of sections 96, 125, 129, 142 and 143 of the PPSA will apply to these Terms.
7.6 To the extent permitted by the PPSA, the Customer agrees that:
(a) the provisions of Chapter 4 of the PPSA which are for the benefit of the Customer or which place obligations on EFMEPL will apply only to the extent that they are mandatory or EFMEPL agrees to their application in writing; and
(b) where EFMEPL has rights in addition to those in Chapter 4 of the PPSA, those rights will continue to apply.
7.7 The Customer must immediately upon EFMEPL's request:
(a) do all things and execute all documents necessary to give effect to the security interest created under this Agreement; and
(b) procure from any person considered by EFMEPL to be relevant to its security position such agreements and waivers (including as equivalent to those above) as EFMEPL may at any time require.
7.8 EFMEPL may allocate amounts received from the Customer in any manner EFMEPL determines, including in any manner required to preserve any Purchase Money Security Interest it has in goods supplied by the EFMEPL.
7.9 For the purposes of section 275(6) of the PPSA, the parties agree and undertake that these Terms and any information pertaining to the sale of goods and details of the goods shall be kept confidential at all times. Neither party may disclose any information pertaining to these Terms or the sale of the goods, except as otherwise required by law or that is already in the public domain.

8. Transport, Risk and Insurance

8.1 The Customer must organise carriage of the Goods from EFMEPL's nominated premises within 7 days of notification that the Goods are ready.

8.2 If the Customer does not collect the goods within this time, the Customer is deemed to have taken delivery of the goods and is liable for storage charges payable monthly on demand.
8.3 The risk in the Goods and all insurance responsibility for theft, damage or otherwise will pass to the Customer immediately on the Goods leaving EFMEPL's premises, possession or control.
8.4 The Customer assumes all risk and liability for loss, damage or injury to persons or to property of the Customer, or third parties arising out of the use, installation or possession of any of the Goods sold by EFMEPL, unless recoverable from EFMEPL on the failure of any statutory guarantee under the ACL.

9. Performance of Contract

9.1 Any time or date for provision of Goods or Services stated by EFMEPL is an estimate only and is not a contractual commitment.
9.2 EFMEPL will use its best reasonable endeavours to meet any estimated dates for provision of the Goods but will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Customer or any third party for failure to meet any estimated date.
9.3 If EFMEPL cannot complete the Services by any estimated date, it will complete the Services within a reasonable time.

10. Acknowledgments

Not applicable.

11. Pre-Delivery Inspection

11.1 The Customer is required to make its own assessment as to the condition of the Goods.
11.2 EFMEPL recommends the Customer inspects Goods prior to purchase, either itself or through an agent. If the Customer declines inspection, it does so at its own risk.
11.3 Where EFMEPL supplies second hand goods it will endeavour to supply the Customer all the information that is provided with the Goods. EFMEPL provides no warranty as to the accuracy of the information contained in any literature accompanying the Goods.
11.4 Where goods are sold as scrap or for parts, EFMEPL expressly excludes any liability pursuant to Occupational Health and Safety laws if the Customer subsequently uses the scrap or parts in the work place. The Customer indemnifies EFMEPL against any loss or damage arising from the use of Goods sold as scrap, or for parts, in the workplace.
11.5 Subject to clauses 11.6 and 11.9, EFMEPL will not be liable for any shortages, damage or non-compliance with the specifications in the Agreement unless the Customer notifies EFMEPL with full details and description within 7 days of delivery otherwise the Customer is deemed to have accepted the Goods.
11.6 When any shortages, claim for damaged goods or non-compliance with the Agreement specifications is accepted by EFMEPL, EFMEPL may, at its option, replace the goods, or refund the price of the Goods.
11.7 Subject to clause 11.9, EFMEPL will not under any circumstances accept Goods for return that:
(a) have been specifically produced, imported or acquired to fulfil the Agreement; or
(b) have been altered in any way.
11.8 Subject to clause 11.9, where the Customer is not satisfied with the Goods but clauses 11.6 and 11.7 do not apply, they may be returned within 14 days less any reasonable expenses incurred by EFMEPL.
11.9 If the Customer is a consumer, nothing in this clause 11 limits any remedy available for a failure of the guarantees in sections 56 and 57 of the ACL.

12. Liability

12.1 Except as the Terms specifically state, or as contained in any express warranty provided in relation to the Goods or Services, the Agreement does not include by implication any other term, condition or warranty in respect of the quality, merchantability, acceptability, fitness for purpose, condition, description, assembly, manufacture, design or performance of the Goods or Services, or any contractual remedy for their failure.
12.2 If the Customer is a consumer nothing in these Terms restricts, limits or modifies the Customer's rights or remedies against EFMEPL for failure of a statutory guarantee under the ACL.
12.3 If the Customer on-supplies the Goods to a person who is a consumer:
(a) if the Goods or Services are not of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, then the amount specified in section 276A(1) of the ACL is the absolute limit of EFMEPL's liability to the Customer;
(b) otherwise, payment of any amount required under section 274 of the ACL is the absolute limit of EFMEPL's liability to the Customer;
howsoever arising under or in connection with the sale, use of, storage or any other dealings with the Goods by the Customer or any third party.
12.4 If clause 12.2 or 12.3do not apply, then other than as stated in the Terms or any written warranty statement EFMEPL is not liable to the Customer in any way arising under or in connection with the sale, installation, use of, storage or any other dealings with the Goods or Services by the Customer or any third party.
12.5 EFMEPL is not liable for any indirect or consequential losses or expenses suffered by the Customer or any third party, howsoever caused, including but not limited to loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill or any liability to any other party, other than if the Customer is a consumer, then to the extent the loss was reasonably foreseeable.
12.6 Nothing in the Terms is to be interpreted as excluding, restricting or modifying or having the effect of excluding, restricting or modifying the application of any State or Federal legislation applicable to the sale of goods or supply of services which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.

13. Cancellation

13.1 If EFMEPL is unable to deliver or provide the Goods or Services, then EFMEPL may cancel the Customer's order (even if it has been accepted) by written notice to the Customer.
13.2 No purported cancellation or suspension of an order or any part thereof by the Customer is binding on EFMEPL once the order has been accepted by EFMEPL.

14. Force Majeure

14.1 EFMEPL is not liable in any way howsoever arising under the Agreement to the extent that it is prevented from acting by events beyond its reasonable control including, without limitation, industrial disputes, strikes, lockouts, accident, breakdown, import or export restrictions, acts of god, acts or threats of terrorism or war. If an event of force majeure occurs, EFMEPL may suspend or terminate the Agreement by written notice to the Customer.

15. Privacy

15.1 EFMEPL is bound by the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and takes steps to ensure that all personal information obtained in connection with the Customer will be appropriately collected, stored, used, disclosed, transferred and destroyed in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.
15.2 EFMEPL requires that the Customer comply with the National Privacy Principles in connection with any personal information supplied to it by EFMEPL in connection with any Agreement.

16. Miscellaneous

16.1 The law of New South Wales from time to time governs the Terms. The parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia, and of courts entitled to hear appeals from those courts.
16.2 EFMEPL's failure to enforce any of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of its rights.
16.3 If any Term is unenforceable it shall be read down to be enforceable or, if it cannot be read down, the term shall be severed from the Terms without affecting the enforceability of the remaining terms.
16.4 A notice must be in writing and handed personally or sent by email, facsimile or prepaid mail to the last known address of the addressee. Notices sent by pre-paid post are deemed to be received upon posting. Notices sent by facsimile or email are deemed received on confirmation of successful transmission.