Terms and Conditions of Sale
These terms and conditions govern the relationship between you, the Customer (as defined below), and St Pauls Mint Limited/St Pauls Printing & Label Co. Limited. Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. The customer's attention is drawn in particular to the provisions of clause 9.
In these conditions, the following definitions apply:
- Business Day
- a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.
- the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 9.
- the contract between St Pauls and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
- the person or firm who purchases the Goods from St Pauls.
- Force Majeure Event
- has the meaning given in clause 10.
- the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order, ordered by and supplied to the Customer from time to time and, where the context requires, the Goods ordered by and supplied to the Customer.
- the Customer’s order for the Goods, as set out in the Customer’s purchase order form, the Customer’s written acceptance of St Pauls’ quotation, or overleaf, as the case may be.
- any specification for the Goods, including any related plans and drawings, that is agreed by the Customer and St Pauls.
- St Pauls
- St Pauls Mint Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 04799025) whose registered office is at 185-191 Newtown Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 4QZ and/or St Pauls Printing & Label Co. Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 00466539) whose registered office is at 185-191 Newtown Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 4QZ.
In these conditions, the following rules apply: A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality). (b) A reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns. (c) A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted. (d) Any phrase introduced by the terms including, include, in particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms. (e) A reference to writing or written includes e-mails.
2. Basis of Contract
These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order and any applicable Specification are complete and accurate.
The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when St Pauls issues a written acceptance of the Order or verbally accepts the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of St Pauls which is not set out in the Contract.
Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter, or advertising produced by St Pauls and any descriptions or illustrations contained in St Pauls' catalogues or brochures are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
A quotation for the Goods given by St Pauls shall not constitute an offer. A quotation shall only be valid for a period of 20 Business Days from its date of issue.
The Goods are described in St Pauls' catalogue, marketing literature, and such other documentation provided by St Pauls’ as modified by any applicable Specification.
To the extent that the Goods are to be manufactured in accordance with a Specification supplied by the Customer, the Customer shall indemnify St Pauls against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by St Pauls in connection with any claim made against St Pauls for actual or alleged infringement of a third party's intellectual property rights arising out of or in connection with St Pauls' use of the Specification. This clause 3.2 shall survive termination of the Contract.
St Pauls reserve the right to amend the specification of the Goods or Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
St Pauls shall ensure that: (a) each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the date of the Order, all relevant Customer and St Pauls reference numbers, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Order is being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and (b) if St Pauls requires the Customer to return any packaging materials to St Pauls, that fact is clearly stated on the delivery note. The Customer shall make any such packaging materials available for collection at such times as St Pauls shall reasonably request. Returns of packaging materials shall be at St Pauls’ expense.
St Pauls shall make the Goods available for delivery at St Pauls’ premises or such other location as the parties may agree (Delivery Location) at any time after St Pauls notifies the Customer that the Goods are ready.
Delivery of the Goods shall be completed on the Goods' arrival at the Delivery Location and, for the avoidance of doubt in accordance with this condition 4, all deliveries will be made ex-works (EXW) as defined in the Incoterms 2010.
Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. St Pauls shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer's failure to provide St Pauls with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
If St Pauls fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Customer in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods. St Pauls shall have no liability for any failure to deliver the Goods to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer's failure to provide St Pauls with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods within three Business Days of St Pauls notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready, then, except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or St Pauls' failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract: (a) delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day after the day on which St Pauls notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and (b) St Pauls shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
If 10 Business Days after the day on which St Pauls notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken delivery of them, St Pauls may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods.
The Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods if St Pauls delivers up to and including 5% more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered, but a pro rata adjustment shall be made to the Order invoice on receipt of notice from the Customer that the wrong quantity of Goods was delivered.
St Pauls may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment shall constitute a separate Contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.
St Pauls warrants that on delivery, the Goods shall: (a) conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Specification; (b) be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship; and (c) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979); and (d) be fit for any purpose held out by St Pauls.
Subject to clause 5.3, if: (a) the Customer gives notice in writing to St Pauls within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1; (b) St Pauls is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and (c) the Customer (if asked to do so by St Pauls) returns such Goods to St Pauls' place of business at the Customer's cost, St Pauls shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full.
St Pauls shall not be liable for Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events: (a) the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 5.2; (b) the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow St Pauls' oral or written instructions as to the storage, commissioning, installation, use and maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same; (c) the defect arises as a result of St Pauls following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Customer; (d) the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of St Pauls; (e) the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or (f) the Goods differ from their description or the Specification as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
Except as provided in this clause 5 St Pauls shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1.
The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
These Conditions shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by St Pauls.
6. Title and Risk
The risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on completion of delivery.
Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until St Pauls has received payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for: (a) the Goods; and (b) any other goods or services that St Pauls has supplied to the Customer in respect of which payment has become due.
Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall: (a) hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as St Pauls' bailee; (b) store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as St Pauls' property; (c) not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods; (d) maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery; (e) notify St Pauls immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2; and (f) give St Pauls such information relating to the Goods as St Pauls may require from time to time, but the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business.
If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2, or St Pauls reasonably believes that any such event is about to happen and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, provided that the Goods have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product, and without limiting any other right or remedy St Pauls may have, St Pauls may at any time require the Customer to deliver up the Goods and, if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.
The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order (subject to the provisions of condition 7.2), or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in St Pauls’ published price list in force as at the date of delivery or, in the case of engraving work, at St Pauls’ hourly rates from time to time in force.
St Pauls may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to: (a) any factor beyond St Pauls’ control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, metal price fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs); (b) any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or (c) any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give St Pauls adequate or accurate information or instructions.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Customer acknowledges that due to the nature of St Pauls’ business and constantly fluctuating metal prices, amendments to the price for Goods stated in the Order or in St Pauls’ published price list (if applicable) are inevitable. Such price changes shall be communicated to the Customer as soon as reasonably practicable.
The price of the Goods is exclusive of the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.
The price of the Goods is exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT). The Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from St Pauls, pay to St Pauls such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Goods.
St Pauls may invoice the Customer for the Goods on or at any time after the completion of delivery.
The Customer shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds by the end of the month following the month the invoice was dated. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by St Pauls. Time of payment is of the essence.
If the Customer fails to make any payment due to St Pauls under the Contract by the due date for payment (due date), then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above National Westminster Bank plc’s base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and the Customer shall not be entitled to assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against St Pauls in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part. St Pauls may at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by St Pauls to the Customer.
8. Customer's Insolvency or Incapacity
If the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 8.2, or St Pauls reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them and notifies the Customer accordingly, then, without limiting any other right or remedy available to St Pauls, St Pauls may cancel or suspend all further deliveries under the Contract or under any other contract between the Customer and St Pauls without incurring any liability to the Customer, and all outstanding sums in respect of Goods delivered to the Customer shall become immediately due.
For the purposes of clause 8.1, the relevant events are: (a) the Customer suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts, or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts, or (being a company) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or (being an individual) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply; (b) the Customer commences negotiations with all or any class of its creditors with a view to rescheduling any of its debts, or makes a proposal for or enters into any compromise or arrangement with its creditors; (c) (being a company) a petition is filed, a notice is given, a resolution is passed, or an order is made, for or in connection with the winding up of the Customer, other than for the sole purpose of a scheme for a solvent amalgamation of the Customer with one or more other companies or the solvent reconstruction of the Customer; (d) (being an individual) the Customer is the subject of a bankruptcy petition or order; (e) a creditor or encumbrancer of the Customer attaches or takes possession of, or a distress, execution, sequestration or other such process is levied or enforced on or sued against, the whole or any part of its assets and such attachment or process is not discharged within 14 days; (f) (being a company) an application is made to court, or an order is made, for the appointment of an administrator or if a notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given or if an administrator is appointed over the Customer; (g) (being a company) a floating charge holder over the Customer's assets has become entitled to appoint or has appointed an administrative receiver; (h) a person becomes entitled to appoint a receiver over the Customer's assets or a receiver is appointed over the Customer's assets; (i) any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the Customer in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in clause 8.2(a) to clause 8.2(h) (inclusive); (j) the Customer suspends, threatens to suspends, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or substantially the whole of its business; (k) the Customer's financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in St Pauls' opinion the Customer's capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy; and (l) (being an individual) the Customer dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his or her own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
Termination of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties' rights and remedies that have accrued as at termination. Clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect.
9 Limitation of Liability
Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude St Pauls' liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable); (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979; (d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or (e) any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for St Pauls to exclude or restrict liability.
Subject to clause 9.1: (a) St Pauls shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and (b) St Pauls' total liability to the Customer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the Goods.
10. Force Majeure
Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing its obligations under the Contract to the extent that such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event. A Force Majeure Event means any event beyond a party's reasonable control, which by its nature could not have been foreseen, or, if it could have been foreseen, was unavoidable, including strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving its own workforce or a third party's), failure of energy sources or transport network, acts of God, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, interference by civil or military authorities, national or international calamity, armed conflict, malicious damage, breakdown of plant or machinery, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination, sonic boom, explosions, collapse of building structures, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, loss at sea, epidemics or similar events, natural disasters or extreme adverse weather conditions, or default of St Pauls or subcontractors.
Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information disclosed to it by the other party concerning the business or affairs of the other party, including but not limited to information relating to a party's operations, processes, plans, product information, know-how, designs, trade secrets, software, market opportunities and customers (Confidential Information), except as permitted by condition 0.
Each party may disclose the other party’s Confidential Information: (a) to its employees, officers, agents, consultants or sub-contractors (Representatives) who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under this agreement, provided that the disclosing party takes all reasonable steps to ensure that its Representatives comply with the confidentiality obligations contained in this condition 0 as though they were a party to this agreement. The disclosing party shall be responsible for its Representatives’ compliance with the confidentiality obligations set out in this clause; and (b) as may be required by law, court order or any governmental or regulatory authority.
Each party reserves all rights in its Confidential Information. No rights or obligations in respect of a party’s Confidential Information other than those expressly stated in this agreement are granted to the other party or to be implied from this agreement. In particular, no licence is hereby granted directly or indirectly under any patent, invention, discovery, copyright or other intellectual property right held, made, obtained or licensable by either party now or in the future.
12.1 Assignment and Subcontracting
(a) St Pauls may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract. (a) The Customer may not assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of St Pauls.
Notices. (a) Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post, recorded delivery, commercial courier or e-mail. (b) A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause 12.2(a); if sent by pre-paid first class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier’s delivery receipt is signed; or, if sent by by fax or e-mail, one Business Day after transmission. (c) The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
Severance. (a) If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected. (b) If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of the Contract would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.
Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
Third party rights. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, any variation to the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by St Pauls.
Governing law and jurisdiction. The Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non- contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law, and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.