Terms of Business

  1. Definitions
    1. ‘Products’ mean goods or services including but not limited to computer hardware and software items to be provided by us to you in accordance with these terms.
    2. ‘Third Party’ Software means all software owned by or licensed to you from a third party owner (whether supplied by us or not) and which comprises part of the products.
  2. Order Acceptance
    1. All orders placed with us by you for products shall constitute an offer to us, under these terms, subject to availability of the Products and to acceptance of the order by our authorised representative.
    2. All orders are accepted and Products supplied subject to these express terms only. No amendment to these terms will be valid unless otherwise agreed by us in writing.
    3. It is agreed that these terms (or any amendments to them) prevail over your terms of purchase, unless otherwise agreed by us in writing.
    4. You cannot rely on statements made before you make the contract with us unless they are made by our authorised representative and either:
      1. contained in any estimate (or covering letter) and not withdrawn before the contract is made; or
      2. which expressly state that you may rely upon them when entering into the contract.
    5. Nothing in these terms affects or limits our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
  3. Payment Terms
    1. Invoices will be raised and dated by us on the date of Despatch of the Products. Unless otherwise specifically requested and agreed, invoices will be payable by you 14 days from date of invoice. If you do not pay us in full by the due date you must pay us interest at the rate equivalent to that set for the purposes of s6 of the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, calculated (on a daily basis) from the date of invoice until payment; such interest to be compounded on the first day of each calendar month and payable before and after any judgment (unless the court orders otherwise).
    2. You must notify us in writing within seven days of the date of our invoice of any errors (for example incorrect prices) in that invoice. If you do not, we may treat you as accepting the accuracy of that invoice.
    3. If you have a credit account with us, we may withdraw or reduce the credit limit or bring forward the due date without notice.
    4. You do not have the right to set off any money you may claim from us against any sums that you may owe us.
    5. If you owe money to us, we will claim a lien in any of your property in our possession.
    6. Cancellation
      Contracts accepted by Cadpoint cannot be cancelled by the customer except on terms that will fully compensate Cadpoint for any actual or anticipated expenses and loss of profit. In default of agreement the amount of the same shall, in the case of equipment cancelled before delivery, be twenty five percent of the full purchase price.
    7. Until you pay all debts owed to us:
      1. all Products supplied to you will remain our property;
      2. all Products must be stored so that they are clearly identifiable as our property;
      3. you must insure all such Products (against the risks for which a prudent owner would insure them) and hold the policy on trust for us; and produce a copy of your insurance policy upon request.
      4. You may use such Products and sell them in the ordinary course of your business, but not if:
        1. we revoke that right (by informing you in writing) or
        2. you become insolvent as defined in clause 13.3 of these terms and conditions.
    8. You must inform us (in writing) immediately if you become insolvent.
    9. We have your permission to enter your premises where the Products may be stored:
      1. at anytime , to inspect them; and
      2. to remove them, using reasonable force if necessary, after your right to use and sell them has ended.
      3. Despite our retention of the title to the Products, we have the right to take legal proceedings to recover the price of Products supplied should you not pay us in full by the due date.
      4. You are not our agent. You have no authority to make any contract on our behalf in our name.
      5. You are not entitled to pledge (or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness) any of the Products, which remain our property, but if you do, all monies owing by you to us shall (without prejudice to any other of our rights or remedies) immediately become due and payable.
      6. We reserve the right to stop supplying the Products to you at anytime.
  4. Independent Contractor
    The relationship between you and us is that of Independent Contractor. Neither party is the agent of each other, and neither party has any authority to make any contractor make any obligation expressly or impliedly in the name of the other party, without that party’s prior written consent for express purposes connected with the performance of this contract.
  5. Despatch
    1. Any time or date quoted for despatch is to be treated as an estimate only. Despatch may be postponed because of conditions beyond our reasonable control, and no event shall we be liable for any damages or penalty for delay in despatch or delivery.
    2. Risk shall pass to you at the time the Products are despatched by us. We will accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by the carrier.
    3. You must inspect the products on delivery. If any Products are damaged (or not delivered) you must notify us within 5 working days of delivery or the expected delivery time). If proof of delivery is required, this must be requested within 14 days of the date of invoice.
    4. We may deliver the Products in instalments. Each instalment is treated as a separately delivery.
  6. Specification of Products
    1. We will not be liable in respect of any loss or damage caused by or resulting from any variation for whatsoever reason in the manufacturer’s specifications or technical data of Products. Will not be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from curtailment or cessation of supply of the Products following such variation. We will use our reasonable endeavours to advise you of any such impending variation as soon we receive any notice of it from the manufacturer.
    2. Unless otherwise agreed the Products are supplied in accordance with the manufacturer’s standard specifications as these may be improved substituted or modified.
    3. We reserve the right to increase our quoted or listed prices or too charge accordingly in respect of any orders accepted for the Products of non-standard specifications and in no circumstances will we consider cancellation of such supplying the products to you at any time.
  7. Proprietary rights in Software Products
    1. You hereby acknowledge that any proprietary rights in any Third Party Software supplied hereunder including, but not limited to, any title or ownership rights, patent rights, copyrights and trade secret rights, shall at all times and for all purposes vest and remain vested in the Third Party Software owner.
    2. You hereby acknowledge that is your sole responsibility to comply with any terms and conditions of any license attaching to Third Party Software supplied and delivered by us (including if so required the execution and return of a Third Party Software License). Your failure to comply with such terms could result in you being refused a software license or having it revoked by the proprietary owner. You further agree to indemnify us in respect of any costs, charges or expenses incurred by us as a result of any breach by you of such terms and conditions.
  8. Returns
    1. We reserve the right to levy an administration charge in respect of the rotation of Products and returns.
    2. Returns are subject to the following:
      1. prior authority having been obtained from us which will be given at our sole discretion;
      2. the request for a return must be returned within 14 days of date of invoice and the Products in issue must be returned within 14 days of the authority to return.
      3. Our stock rotation policy;
        1. The Products must be in a saleable condition;
        2. The Products must be listed;
        3. The Products are still covered by warranty (see section 11).
    3. We reserve the right to reject any Products, which do not comply with these terms set out in clause 10.2 above.
    4. If we agree to accept any Products returned which are not in a saleable condition, we may charge the cost to you of bringing them into a saleable condition.
  9. Warranty
    1. We warrant that we have good title to or license to supply all Products to you.
    2. If the hardware Products should prove defective in materials or workmanship under normal operation or service, they will be repaired or replaced only in accordance with any warranty cover or terms as provided by the manufacturer of the Products PROVIDED THAT no unauthorised modifications to the Product or to the system of which the Product forms part have taken place. WE are not responsible for the cost of labour or other expenses incurred in repairing defective or non-conforming parts.
    3. We reserve the right to test Products returned as faulty and to return to you (at your expense) any products found not to be faulty. In this case we may in addition charge you our costs of testing the Products.
    4. All software Products supplied are supplied ‘as is’. Our sole obligation with the supply of software Products is to use all reasonable endeavours to supply a corrected version from the manufacturer concerned if the software Product fails to conform to its product description. You must notify us of any such non-conformity within 90 days of the date of delivery of the software Product.
    5. We cannot accept any liability in relation to any losses, costs or expenses, which arise through any difficulty caused over date changes.
    6. If the Products are rejected by you under clauses 11.2 or 11.4 we will only accept the return of such Products as provided in clause 10. We will not consider any claim for compensation, indemnity, or refund under liability unless it has been established or agreed with the manufacturer and, where applicable, the insurance company.
  10. Indemnities and Limits of Liability
    1. We will indemnify you for direct damage to property caused solely by defects in any of the Products or which are caused solely by the negligence of our assigned employees acting within course of their employment and the scope of their authority. Our total liability of under this subclause shall be limited to £100,00 for any one event or series of connected events.
    2. Except as stated in clauses 12.1 above, we disclaim and exclude all liability to you in connection with these terms including your use of Products. In no event shall we be liable to you for special, data or in connection with the use of the Products.
    3. You shall indemnify and defend us and our employees in respect of any claims by third parties which arise from our performance or non-performance pursuant to the instructions given by you or your authorised representative.
  11. Termination for Cause
    The contract may be terminated immediately by notice in writing:
    1. if either party fails to perform any of its obligations under it and such failure continues for a period of 14 days after written notice of it, by the other party; or
    2. by us if you fail to pay any sums due hereunder by the due date notwithstanding the provisions for late payment as in clause 7.1 or if you become insolvent.
    3. We may treat you as insolvent if;
      1. you are unable to pay your debts as they fall due; or
      2. you (or any item of your property) become the subject of;
        1. any formal insolvency procedure (examples of which include moratorium or bankruptcy)
        2. any application, or proposal for any formal insolvency procedure; or
        3. any application, procedure or proposal overseas with similar effect or purpose.
    4. Any termination of the contract under clause 13 shall be without prejudice to any other rights or remedies a party may be entitled to and shall not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of either party.
  12. Export and/or re-export limitation
    Regardless of any disclosure made by you to us ultimate destination for any Products, you will not export or re-export any Products without first obtaining all such written consents or authorisations as may be required by any applicable government regulations.
  13. Contract
    1. The headings in these terms are for ease of reference only and shall not affect their interpretation or construction.
    2. No forbearance, delay, indulgence by either party in enforcing its respective rights shall prejudice or restrict the rights of that party, and no wavier of any such rights or of any breach of any contractual terms shall be deemed to be a wavier of any other right or any later breach.
    3. You agree not to assign any of your contractual rights without prior written consent.
    4. If any of these terms are unenforceable as drafted it will not affect the enforceability of any other of these terms and if it would be enforceable if amended, it will be treated as so amended.
    5. Neither party shall be liable to the other for any delay in failure to perform its obligations hereunder (other than a payment of money) where such delay in failure results from force majeure including any act of God, fire, explosion, accident, industrial dispute or any cause beyond its reasonable control.
    6. Any document or notice by either of us, which is to be served under these terms, may be served by leaving it at or by delivering it to (by first class post or by fax) the others registered office or principal place of business. In case of post the document or notice will be deemed to have been given two working days after the date of posting. All such notices must be signed.
    7. These terms shall be construed in accordance with English Law and the English and Welsh courts shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction.
    8. You are to indemnify us in full and hold us harmless from all expenses and liabilities we may incur (directly or indirectly and including finance costs and legal costs on a full indemnity basis) following any breach by you of any of your obligations under these terms.
    9. No contract will create any right enforceable (by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999) by any person not identified as the buyer or seller