Terms & Conditions

1. General
Charlton Scientific Ltd is pleased to accept orders subject to the Terms and Conditions of Sale as stated below. Unless expressly agreed in writing (for example in the case of a tender), any alteration to these conditions will not apply. In these terms "you" and "your" as appropriate refer to the Buyer and "us", "our" and "we" refers to the Seller, Charlton Scientific Ltd. "Days" refers to working days, being Monday to Friday inclusive excluding bank holidays, unless otherwise stated.

2. Quotations
Our quotations remain valid for 30 days from the date of their issue. Quotations are for the sole use of the addressee and we reserve the right to withdraw a quotation which has been passed by you to a third part.

3. Delivery and collection of goods
In normal circumstances:
a) We will deliver an order within the agreed delivery period, but we cannot be held liable for any loss caused by late delivery. If we do deliver late you are not entitled to regard this as a breach of contract.
b) Goods will be delivered to the delivery address supplied by you. You are considered to have given authority to accept a delivery on your behalf or any person who actually accepts delivery at the delivery address.
c) If we or the goods carrier cannot deliver to the delivery address then we may either store the goods and deliver at a later date, or return the goods to stock and deliver similar goods later.
d) You are obliged to provide adequate labour facilities at the delivery or collection address to unload or load the Goods without undue delay. We will require compensation for any loss we suffer arising from delivery or collection or non-delivery or non-collection of the Goods. If it is not our fault, or that of our carrier, that any delivery or collection is delayed or cannot be carried out then we will charge you for any extra costs incurred.
e) If we deliver in instalments to you, then each instalment is a separate contract. If payment in full is not made to us at the proper time for orders which have already been delivered, then we may withhold or cancel delivery of any other of your orders which have not yet been delivered.
f) Our prices exclude delivery charges. Our standard delivery charge is £13.25 per 25kg consignment.

4. Prices
All prices are quoted exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT). VAT will be added to all invoices at the rate applicable on the tax point date. The tax point date will be the date of the invoice. The Customer shall in addition pay any & all taxes, duties and other government charges payable in respect of the goods.

5. Payment
Unless a credit account has been set up, payment should be made using credit or debit card at www.nochex.com. Payment by BACS or cheque is also possible. Contact us for details.

6. Catalogues and brochures
All descriptions and illustrations of goods in any catalogue, brochure, price list or in any other document provided by us are intended for general guidance only and do not form part of any contract between you and us. We accept no liability for any error or omission in such documents and cannot be liablein any circumstances for loss or damage resulting from your reliance on such descriptions or illustrations.

7. Force Majeure
We reserve the right to cancel an order or suspend or delay delivery of it without being liable for any loss or damage if supply of the goods is prevented or delayed by reason of war, (whether declared or not), civil strife, riots, adverse weather conditions, fire, flood, labour disputes, accidents or any other cause or circumstances beyond our control.

8. Shortages, damages, discrepancies and/or loss in transit
All goods should be checked immediately on receipt. We will at our discretion refund, replace or issue credit where goods have been lost, wrongly delivered, damaged in transit or there is short supply of an order. We will only consider claims if made in writing to us within 7 working days of the date of delivery. If goods have been lost in transit you must also inform the carrier in writing within that period. If goods have been damaged or supplied short, then you must keep those goods in one place, separate from any other goods and let us inspect them if we wish before we decide what action to take. If a whole consignment of goods is lost then you must inform us in writing within 10 days of invoice date.

9. Retention of title and set-off

a) General: - Notwithstanding delivery of goods, we will still own them until you have paid in full for them in accordance with this contract.
b) Sales of the Goods: - If you sell the goods on to third party before you have paid for them you will hold the proceeds of that sale on trust for us pending payment. We will have the right to require you to direct the third party to pay the money he would have paid to you direct to us instead.
c) Storage: - You must keep the goods separate and clearly identified as our property until you have paid for them.
d) Insurance: - After delivery and until payment you must keep the goods fully insured. If the goods are lost, destroyed or damaged then you must hold the proceeds of the insurance for and to our order pending payment. If the goods are so destroyed you are entitled to delay paying us until you have been paid by the insurer of the goods.
e) Recovery of the Goods: - We may enter your premises without notice and recover the goods which have not been paid for in full. As between you and us, this sub-clause constitutes your authority for us to enter on the premises of any other person holding the goods on your behalf and on whose property the goods may be and remove the goods.
f) Where we have incurred any liability to you for goods or services you provide to us, we may at our discretion and by written notice to you set off any monies we owe to you against any monies you owe to us.

10. Your bankruptcy or default
a) You fail to honour any of your obligations to us under this contract, or you breach them, or
b) any distress or execution is levied on you, or
c) you offer to make arrangement with your creditors or commit any act of bankruptcy or if any petition of bankruptcy is presented to you, or (if you are a listed company) any resolution or petition to wind up such a company's business (other than for the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction) is passed or presented we will have immediate right to cancel in writing any contract we currently have with you without prejudice to any claim or right we might otherwise have.

11. Interpretation and validity
The construction, validity and performance of this contract will be governed only by English law, and the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction. The interpretation of any clause or sub-clause above will not in any way be limited or restricted by reference to or inference from any clause or sub-clause. If for any reason one clause or sub-clause is enforceable according to its terms then the others will remain in full force and effect.
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