These terms and conditions will apply whenever Customer’s procure Goods and Services from 3A. The parties to these terms and conditions hereby agree that the following clauses represent the terms and conditions of trade between them:
1.1 In these terms and conditions unless the context otherwise requires:
“We” and “3A” means The 3A Holdings Limited (and any related company) and its successors and assigns;
(a) All information and other material relating to 3A, its employees, Goods and Services which are made available to the Customer, or have previously made available to the Customer; or
(b) Any report or material which we produce as a direct or indirect result of any work that we carry out for the Customer, and anything that the Customer derives from this information and material but excluding everything which:
Is generally available to the public (but not because the Customer or anyone the Customer is responsible for has disclosed or allowed to be disclosed);
The Customer or a third party have independently developed or acquired, except where this was derived from information sourced from 3A which otherwise comes within this definition of Confidential Material.
“Customer” means the customer contracting with 3A and the Customer’s successors and permitted assigns;
“Default” means each of the events set out in clause 8.6;
“Goods” means all goods supplied by 3A to the Customer from time to time, provided that:
(a) Solely for the application of the PPSA, where the Goods supplied are the Customer’s inventory, all references to Goods shall, in respect of those Goods, be read as references to inventory while they are held as inventory; and
(b) Where the Goods supplied are not or are no longer held as the Customer’s inventory, all references to Goods shall, in respect of those Goods, mean the Goods described in any relevant order form, packing slip or invoice (or its equivalent, whatever called) prepared by 3A and relating to those Goods, on the basis that each such order form, packing slip or invoice (or its equivalent) is deemed to be assented to by the Customer, incorporated in and form part of, these terms and conditions, and (unless the context requires otherwise) includes all proceeds of such Goods and any product or mass which the Goods subsequently become part of.
“Services” means all the services supplied by 3A to the Customer and includes any advice or recommendations from time to time; and
“terms and conditions” means these terms and conditions of trade between 3A and the Customer incorporating these terms and conditions, new account application, application for credit and any other terms and conditions between 3A and the Customer.
1.2 The Goods and Services are supplied on these terms and conditions of trade. No variation of these terms and conditions is permitted unless 3A has agreed in writing to such variation. These terms and conditions of trade prevail over the terms of any purchase order or any other terms of contract submitted by the Customer.
2.1 To order Goods and or Services from 3A, the Customer shall need to be currently approved by 3A for credit purposes, unless 3A reaches an alternative payment arrangement with the Customer.
2.2 3A reserves the right to refuse credit to the Customer without being obliged to provide reasons for such refusal. In the event that credit is refused all orders by the Customer must be paid by bank cheque or by direct credit to our nominated bank account or in cash, prior to delivery.
Any instructions received by 3A from the Customer for the supply of Goods and Services shall constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions of trade.
3A reserves the right to refuse to accept any order or any part of an order, and to deliver any Goods by instalments, in which case any instalment will comprise a separate contract and shall be paid for as if it was a separate order.
3A shall have the sole discretion to determine the amount of credit extended to the Customer at any time.
5.1 The prices of the Goods and Services supplied by 3A are subject to alteration by 3A without notice.
5.2 The Customer agrees to pay the freight costs on all Goods delivered to the Customer, or as the Customer may direct, by 3A.
6.1 All accounts rendered by 3A to the Customer shall be paid in full in accordance with the timeframe specified in invoices provided to the Customer. In the event that payment is not made by such date then the Customer is in Default pursuant to clause 8.6(a) of the terms and conditions and consequences of default as proscribed in clause 9 become applicable. 3A may also remove any price discounts provided at the time of invoicing should payment not be forthcoming in the time frame specified on the invoice.
6.2 Payment shall be made by the Customer in cleared and immediately available funds, without set-off, counter-claim, deduction or withholding, except as is permitted by law.
Supply of Goods
7.1 3A agrees to supply all orders to the Customer or as the Customer may direct as soon as practicable following receipt of orders from the Customer.
7.2 Orders for goods cannot be cancelled by the Customer if the Customer wishes to cancel the orders more than 14 days after the goods were ordered. Goods that have been manufactured or customised to meet the requirements of the customer cannot be cancelled after 5 working days.
7.3 If any order for Goods and Services is cancelled under clause 7.2 or is cancelled by 3A at any stage prior to delivery or performance of the Goods and Services the Customer shall remain liable to make payment for all work undertaken by 3A up to the time of cancellation.
7.4 In the event that any goods supplied by 3A are faulty, 3A agrees to pay to the Customer the replacement value of the faulty goods and will not be liable for any damage loss or injury arising from use of any goods.
Title and Security (Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”))
8.1 The Customer grants to 3A a purchase money security interest (“PMSI”) in the Goods and agrees that the PMSI has attached to all Goods supplied now or in the future to the Customer by 3A and that the attachment of the PMSI has in no way been deferred or postponed from the date of these terms and conditions.
8.2 Title in any Goods and Services supplied by 3A passes to the Customer only when the Customer has made payment in full for all Goods and Services provided and of all other sums due to 3A by the Customer on any account whatsoever. Until all sums due to 3A have been paid in full, 3A has a security interest in all Goods and Services provided to the Customer.
8.3 Without limitation to any other rights afforded to 3A under the PPSA, until the Customer has paid for the Goods and Services in full:
(a) The Goods shall be held as fiduciary bailee for and on behalf of 3A;
(b) If the Goods are sold by the Customer before payment in full to 3A then the proceeds of sale (less any mark-up imposed by the Customer on such sale) shall be held in trust by the Customer for 3A in a separate bank account; and
(c) The Goods shall be stored in such a way to ensure that they are identifiable as the separate property of 3A.
8.4 If the Goods and Services are attached, fixed or incorporated into any property of the Customer or any third person, by way of any manufacturing or assembly process by the Customer or any third party, title to the Goods and Services shall remain with 3A until payment has been made in full, and where those Goods and Services are mixed with other property so as to be part of or constituent of any new products, title to those new products shall be deemed to be assigned by the Customer to 3A as security for the full satisfaction by the Customer of all amounts owed by the Customer to 3A.
8.5 The Customer hereby irrevocably grants 3A and its agents authority to enter any premises owned or occupied by the Customer or on which Goods and Services are situated at any reasonable time after Default by the Customer or before Default if 3A believes that a Default is likely and to remove and repossess any Goods and Services and any other property to which the Goods and Services are attached or in which the Goods and Services are incorporated. 3A shall not be liable for any costs, damages, expenses or losses suffered or incurred by the Customer or any third party as a result of this action, nor will 3A be liable to the Customer or such third parties in contract, tort or otherwise in any way unless by statue such liability cannot be excluded. 3A may (at its sole option) either resell any repossessed Goods and Services and credit the Customer’s account with the net proceeds of sale (after deduction of all repossession, storage and selling costs) or may retain any repossessed Goods and Services and credit the Customer’s account with the invoice value thereof less such sum as 3A reasonably determines on account of wear and tear, depreciation, obsolescence, loss or other costs.
8.6 Each of the following shall constitute a Default by the Customer:
(a) Non payment of any sum by the due date;
(b) The Customer intimates that it will not pay any sum by the due date;
(c) Failure by the Customer to comply with any obligations imposed on it under these terms and conditions of trade;
(d) Any Goods are seized by any other creditor of the Customer;
(e) Any Goods are materially damaged after delivery to the Customer and before payment in full has been made by the Customer;
(f) The Customer is declared bankrupt, is placed in liquidation or voluntary administration or a receiver or administrator is appointed to any of the Customer’s assets;
(g) A material adverse change in the financial position of the Customer occurs (as reasonably determined by 3A).
8.7 If a Default occurs all amounts owing by the Customer shall be immediately due and payable and 3A shall be entitled to enforce all rights available to it under these terms and conditions of trade, at the cost, risk and responsibility of the Customer in all respects.
8.8 The Customer undertakes to sign any further documents and/or provide any further information (such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects) which 3A may reasonably require to register a financing statement or financing change statement on the Personal Property Securities Register in respect of the PMSI granted to 3A under clause 8.1.
8.9 The Customer waives its rights as a debtor under sections 114(1)(A), 116, 120(2), 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 131, and 132 of the PPSA.
8.10 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by 3A, the Customer waives its right to receive verification statements and financing change statements under the PPSA.
8.11 If the Credit (Repossession) Act 1997 applies to any transaction between the Customer and 3A, the Customer has the rights provided for in such Act to the extent that they are inconsistent with anything in these terms and conditions of trade and cannot be contracted out of.
Default and Consequences Of Default
9.1 If the Customer fails to make payment of any amount by the due date interest (calculated daily from the due date until the date that payment is made in full to 3A) shall accrue and be payable on the overdue amount at the rate of 2.5% per calendar month. Such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate after as well as before any judgment.
9.2 If the Customer defaults in payment of any amount when due, the Customer shall indemnify 3A from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by 3A (including solicitor/client costs on a full indemnity basis and collection agency costs), arising from, or consequent on, enforcement and/or collection of the overdue amount.
9.3 If a Default occurs, then without prejudice to any other rights of 3A under these terms and conditions of trade or at law 3A may, in its sole discretion:
(a) Suspend or terminate the supply of Goods and Services to the Customer and any of 3A’s other obligations under these terms and conditions of trade.; and/or
(b) Cancel all or any part of any order of the Customer which remains unperformed.
9.4 3A will not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers as a result of any exercise by 3A of its rights under this clause 9.
9.5 3A’s rights under this clause 9 are in addition to and not in substitution for any other rights 3A may have at law.
Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
10.1 Where the Customer is not a “Consumer” (as that term is defined in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993) or where the Customer holds themselves out as acquiring goods for the purpose of a business then:
(a) The provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 shall not apply;
(b) The only warranties, guarantees or undertakings 3A gives to the Customer in relation to the goods (whether in relation to quality, fitness for purpose or otherwise) are those which are expressly stipulated by 3A to the Customer in writing.
10.2 Where the Customer is a Consumer, and is not purchasing goods for the purpose of a business, then notwithstanding anything contained in these terms and conditions the Customer shall have the rights conferred on Consumers by the Consumer Guarantees Act.
Privacy Act 1993
11.1 The Customer irrevocably authorises:
(a) Any person or corporation to provide 3A such information as 3A may require in response to any credit enquiry in relation to the Customer;
(b) 3A to collect, retain and use any information about the Customer, for the purpose of assessing the Customer’s creditworthiness or marketing products and services to the Customer; and
(c) 3A to disclose information about the Customer, whether collected by 3A from the Customer directly of obtained by 3A from any other source, to any other credit provider or any credit reporting agency for the purposes of providing or obtaining a credit reference, debt collection or notifying a default by the Customer.
11.2 Where the Customer is an individual the authorities under clause 11.1 are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993.
11.3 The Customer shall have the right to request 3A for a copy of the information about the Customer retained by 3A and the right to request 3A to correct any incorrect information about the Customer held by 3A.
12.1 The Customer authorises 3A to:
(a) Collect and hold credit information about the Customer received from any source. 3A may use this information to determine the Customer’s credit worthiness, credit history or credit capacity, for debt collection or any related purpose, or for providing the Customer about Goods and Services; and
(b) Disclose the Customer’s credit information to anyone else (including 3A’s related parties and shareholders) for the purposes set out in clause 12.1(a).
12.2 The Customer must notify 3A of any change in circumstances that may affect the accuracy of any personal or credit information that 3A has collected under these terms and conditions.
12.3 If 3A has reasonable cause to believe that the information which the Customer has supplied in these terms and conditions is incorrect or no longer correct, and the Customer fails to satisfactorily correct this information within five business days of a request being made by 3A, then all amounts will become immediately due and payable.
13.1 The Customer acknowledges that 3A (or its supplier) is the sole owner of all intellectual property (including business know-how, ideas, designs, drawings, concepts, methodologies, routines, systems and processes) relating to or arising, directly or indirectly, out of the Goods and Services supplied by 3A, or developed or contributed to by 3A in relation to any information, fault, repair, or documentation supplied by 3A to the Customer, or as a result of 3A performing Services or any other work for the Customer.
14.1 Each party agrees to keep the other’s Confidential Material confidential and not to:
(a) Use the Confidential Material for any purpose other than for the purpose of which it was supplied; or
(b) Copy or reproduce any of the Confidential Material in any way.
14.2 On request, each party will ensure that any Confidential Material (including any copies of it) that is possesses or controls and that belongs to the other party is returned to that other party.
14.3 This clause 14 shall survive the termination of this these terms and conditions.
15.1 The parties will use all reasonable endeavours to resolve any dispute between them. If the parties cannot resolve a dispute between themselves then they shall refer the dispute to mediation within seven working days of the dispute arising, to be conducted by LEADR New Zealand Limited.
16.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions of trade shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
16.2 These terms and conditions of trade 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.
16.3 In the event of any breach of these terms and conditions of trade by 3A the remedies of the Customer shall be limited to damages. Under no circumstances shall the liability of 3A exceed the price of the Goods and Services paid by the Customer.
16.4 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 3A.
16.5 Bandstand may assign its rights under these terms and conditions of trade and under any contract formed with the Customer and may sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations, in each case without the Customer’s consent.
16.6 3A reserves the right to review and amend these terms and conditions of trade at any time. If, following any such review, there is to be any change to these terms and conditions of trade, then these changes will be made within this online document.
16.7 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock out, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.