These general terms and conditions of sale (the “Terms”) apply to any Goods supplied by Furntech to the Customer.
1. Interpretation and Definitions:
1.1 In these Terms unless the context requires otherwise:
“Customer” means the person buying the Goods from Furntech.
“Delivery Location” means the delivery location specified by the Customer at the time of Order, or such other location as may be agreed by the Customer and Furntech in writing.
“Terms” means these terms and conditions.
“Furntech” means Furntech Plastics Limited and includes its subsidiaries and successors.
“Goods” means plastics and silicone products and all accessories being purchased by the Customer from Furntech.
“Order” means an order for Goods placed by the Customer in accordance with these Terms.
“PPSA” means the Personal Property Securities Act 1999.
“PPSR” means the Personal Property Securities Register.
“Sale” means the sale of Goods by Furntech to the Customer in accordance with these Terms.
“Security Interest” has the meaning given to tat term in the PPSA
“Website” means Furntech’s website, https://www.ifpgroup.co.nz.
1.2 References to one gender include the other genders and references to the plural includes the singular and vice versa.
2.1 Orders may be made either in writing or online via the Website. All Orders are subject to acceptance by Furntech.
2.2 Unless otherwise agreed by Furntech in writing, an Order cannot be cancelled by the Customer once it has been made.
2.3 If an Order is rejected by Furntech, Furntech will refund to the Customer any monies paid by the Customer to Furntech on account of the Order.
2.4 If Furntech agrees to the cancellation of an Order, the Customer agrees to pay all reasonable costs and charges incurred by Furntech in relation to the Order to the date of such cancellation. Such costs and charges shall include any administration fees levied by Furntech for a cancelled Order and all other losses, both actual and prospective, incurred as a result of such cancellation and shall be payable to Furntech on demand (and may be set off against any monies paid on account of the Order).
3. Electronic Commerce:
3.1 Furntech may offer products for sale using the internet, e-mail or other computer-based electronic communications methods. All Sales using any such method will be governed by these Terms which will be referenced in Furntech’s internet site or electronic communications.
3.2 The Customer may not share any password, access code or similar credential which may be issued to it by Furntech, and Furntech reserves the right to suspend or revoke any such credential.
3.3 The Customer is solely responsible for ensuring the security and integrity of its ordering process.
3.4 Any information provided by Furntech via any internet site or electronic communication:
(a) is subject to correction or change without notice; and
(b) is provided for the sole use of the Customer for purposes of facilitating individual transactions involving the purchase and sale of Goods.
3.5 The Customer agrees that it shall not rely upon any information provided by Furntech for any purpose other than making individual purchases and shall not seek to assert such information against Furntech for any other purpose.
4. Customers Instructions:
4.1 At the time of establishment of the Sale, the Customer shall furnish Furntech with all necessary specifications and instructions to ensure satisfactory completion of the Sale.
5.1 The price is stated in the currency of payment to Furntech and any necessary transaction to obtain this currency by the Customer shall be at the Customer’s risk and cost. Where no currency is stated, prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars.
5.2 All payments shall be made without deduction of any kind.
5.3 Default interest is at the rate of 15% per annum and is payable from the date such payment is due to the date of payment in full.
5.4 All contingency charges such as exchange rate fluctuations, sales tax or other taxes, increases in freight or insurance costs, surcharges due to war, threat of war, warlike conditions, port congestion, or any other emergencies unforeseen or non-existent at the time of establishment of the Sale, shall be the Customer’s account.
6. Terms of Payment:
6.1 For Goods sold on credit, Furntech reserves the right to charge a deposit at the time at which an Order is placed. Furntech will notify the Customer of the deposit required before processing the applicable Order.
6.2 The Customer shall pay for the Goods purchased in accordance with the payment terms agreed with Furntech. Where no payment terms have been agreed, the purchase price for Goods ordered pursuant to an Order is die in full prior to delivery of the relevant Goods to the Delivery Location.
7. Credit Terms
7.1 Furntech may, in its absolute discretion, offer credit to the Customer, and may impose credit terms that apply to the provision of such credit (“Credit Terms”). Any Credit Terms may, at Furntech’s sole discretion, be determined in consultation with third party insurance or credit rating agencies.
7.2 Credit Terms imposed by Furntech may be in respect of the amount of credit, the terms of payment or a combination of both.
7.3 If Credit Terms are imposed on the Customer, Furntech shall notify the customer of the credit terms granted.
7.4 Furntech may, in its absolute discretion from time to time and at any time modify, or vary the Credit Terms granted to Customer (if any). Any modification or variation of Credit Terms shall be notified to the Customer in writing. In the event the Customer does not agree to any such variations, the Customer may at its option terminate its agreement with Furntech and immediately cease to order Goods from Furntech. The Customer will not be entitled to any refund of any sums already paid to the Customer, and is not released from any payment obligations due and payable as at the date of termination, in the event of termination under this clause.
7.5 The Customer shall be solely responsible for maintaining the credit terms imposed by Furntech. Furntech reserves the right to withhold or refuse delivery (or collection) of Goods ordered or purchased by the Customer if at the time of delivery or collection the Customer’s credit terms are exceeded or otherwise breached. In such circumstances, the Customer shall not be entitled to make any claim whatsoever against Furntech for non-delivery or non-performance of contract.
7.6 Notwithstanding the provisions of this clause 7, nothing set out in these Terms shall constitute or be deemed to constitute a money-lending relationship between the Customer and Furntech.
8. Delivery and Shipment
8.1 Furntech will deliver the Goods to the delivery location specified by the Customer at the time of Order or such other location as may be agreed in writing from time to time. Unless otherwise agreed all costs of delivery shall be met by the Customer.
8.2 All dates and times quoted for receipt of delivery are estimates only. Furntech shall not be liable in any way for the failure to supply the Goods within the stated time, or the non-receipt of the Goods once dispatched by Furntech to a third party for delivery, and the Customer shall accept and pay for the Goods notwithstanding any such failure or non-receipt.
9. Quantity or Volume:
9.1 Delivery of the Goods covered by this Sale shall be subject to quantitative or volumetric variations, plus or minus, which are customarily accepted and recognised in transactions within the trading of the respective Goods.
10.1 For the avoidance of aby doubt, the Customer is solely responsible for affecting insurance for Goods during delivery.
11.1 Ownership of Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Customer has paid all that is owing to Furntech. Until ownership has passed, the Customer holds the Goods on behalf of Furntech under the following conditions
(a) Furntech is permitted to enter upon the Customer’s premises, and the premises of third parties, to inspect and/or repossess the Goods.
(b) If the Customer sells the Goods to a third party, then the Customer is accountable to Furntech for all proceeds derived from such sale, and shall hold such proceeds (either as received or in a separate bank account opened expressly for the purpose) on trust for Furntech.
(c) If the Customer manufactures, intermingles, or deals with the Goods in such manner that they become an integral part of any other object, then the Customer shall be deemed to do so as agent of Furntech, and ownership of the Goods will remain with Furntech as principal.
12. Return of Goods:
12.1 The Customer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods unless the Customer notifies Furntech otherwise within 48 hours of delivery of the goods to the Customer.
12.2 In the event the Customer (with the written agreement of Furntech) returns any Goods then, subject to any applicable law, the Customer must pay to Furntech a restocking fee equal to 30% of the value of the relevant Goods (“Restocking Fee”). The parties acknowledge and agree that the Restocking Fee is not a penalty and is a genuine pre-estimate of the costs incurred by Furntech in restocking any Goods returned by the Customer.
13.1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, risk in the Goods shall pass to the Customer on and from the dispatch of Goods from Furntech’s premises for delivery to the Delivery Location.
14. Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (PPSA)
14.1 The Customer acknowledges that these Terms create a Security Interest in the Goods as security for the Customer’s obligations to Furntech under the Terms and this Security Interest is registrable on the PPSR. The Customer irrevocably authorises Furntech to register a financing statement on the PPSR over any or all of their right, title and interest of, or in connection with, these Terms. The Customer shall:
(a) provide Furntech with all such information and assistance as it may require to register a financing statement under the PPSA with respect to the Security Interest created by these Terms and to perfect such Security Interest in the Goods; and
(b) indemnify Furntech against any costs Furntech incurs in registering or maintaining its Security Interest in the Goods and exercising any of its rights under these Terms or Part 9 of the PPSA.
14.2 The Customer must sign and deliver any documents that Furntech requires to ensure that Furntech has a perfected first ranking Security Interest in the Goods under the PPSA.
14.3 The Customer waives any right to receive a copy of a verification statement (as defined in the PPSA) under the PPSA and agree to the extent permitted by law that:
(a) pursuant to s107(1) of the PPSA, Furntech’s rights set out in these Terms apply despite s109 of the PPSA and are in addition to any rights that Furntech may have under s109;
(b) where Part 9 of the PPSA applies, sections 114(1)(a), 133 and 134 of the PPSA will not apply; and
(c) where Part 9 of the PPSA applies, the Customer will have none of the rights referred to in sections 116, 120(2), 125, 129 and 131 of the PPSA and the Customer waives its rights to object under section 121.
15. Registered Rights:
15.1 The Customer shall indemnify Furntech from all claims for any infringement of trademark, design, and pattern, mode of construction, patent, know-how, utility model or copyright rights arising from performance of the Sale. The Sale shall not include the transfer of any such rights.
16. Events Beyond Furntech’s Control:
16.1 Furntech will not be liable if Furntech cannot perform under these Terms if events beyond Furntech’s control occur which make it impossible or commercially unreasonable for Furntech to perform, including so-called “Acts of God” or “force majeure” events and raw material shortages.
17.1 Should the Customer default or neglect any of his responsibilities specified here under, or become insolvent, Furntech shall have the option of suspending the performance of or cancelling the Sale and herewith reserves the right to claim against the Customer for any expenses, charges, agency costs and commissions, legal fees, losses incurred and/or market differences caused by such suspension or cancellation.
18. Warranties and Liability:
18.1 The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“CGA”), the Fair Trading Act 1986 (“FTA”) and other statutes may impose warranties, conditions and obligations on Furntech which cannot by law (or which can only to a limited extent by law) be excluded. Other than as expressly provided by these Terms, and except as provided for under the CGA or the FTA, to the extent permitted by law, all other warranties whether implied or otherwise, not set out in these Terms, or in other documents provided to the Customer by Furntech and which specifically relate to the Goods in question, are excluded. For the avoidance of doubt, Furntech will not be liable to provide any refund, returns, exchange or credit where the Customer or other third parties has caused or contributed directly or indirectly to any damage to the Goods whilst they were in the Customer’s possession or control.
18.2 Where the Customer acquires Goods for the purposes of a business:
(a) The parties acknowledge and agree that:
(i) The Customer is acquiring the Goods for the purposes of a business in terms of sections 2 and 43(2) of the CGA; and
(ii) The Goods are supplied and acquired in trade for the purposes of the FTA and the parties agree to contract out of sections 9 (Misleading and deceptive conduct generally), 12A (Unsubstantiated representations) and 13 (False and misleading representations); and
(b) The Customer hereby agrees that all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by the CGA or sections 9, 12A and 13 of the FTA or any other statute or common law are excluded from these terms to the fullest extent permitted by law and that such exclusion is fair and reasonable.
18.3 To the maximum extent permitted by law, and subject to clauses 17.1 and 17.2, Furntech’s total liability (whether in contract, statute, tort, including negligence, or otherwise howsoever arising) for any claim by the Customer, its agents, employees or subcontractors, or any other person (“Claim”), relating to or arising from the supply of Goods or any quotation or estimate given shall not exceed the price of the Goods to which the Claim relates.
18.4 If the Customer notifies Furntech of a defect in accordance with clause 12, the Customer must provide Furntech with such information as it may reasonably require, and if appropriate, reasonable access to inspect the Goods, within a reasonable time following delivery of the Goods. If the Customer fails to comply with this clause 18.3, the Goods will be deemed to be accepted by the Customer.
18.5 For the avoidance of any doubt, Furntech makes absolutely no warranties or representations, express or implied, with respect to products not manufactured by it. Such products may (but will not necessarily) carry a manufacturer’s warranty, and the Customer irrevocably indemnifies and will hold Furntech harmless for any claim arising out of any breach of warranty or claimed defect related to any products not manufactured by Furntech.
19.1 Furntech’s liability in connection with any Order is limited to either (at Furntech’s sole discretion):
(a) Replacing the Goods with other goods that conform with the Order (or as otherwise agreed in writing between Furntech and the Customer); or
(b) Refunding any monies that have been paid by the Customer to Furntech on account of the Order,
subject to the Customer first restoring unencumbered ownership of the Goods to Furntech.
19.2 Furntech will not accept the return of Goods unless it agrees in writing in advance and the Goods are in the same condition as at the date of dispatch from Furntech for delivery to the Delivery Location.
19.3 To the full extent permitted by law, Furntech and each of Furntech’s suppliers, directors, officers, employees and agents (“Related Parties”) will not be liable to the Customer (whether under contract, tort, statute or otherwise), or any third party, for any direct or indirect loss and/or damages of any kind whatsoever, including without limitation any:
(a) Loss or damage from any cause;
(b) Loss of profits, opportunity or saving; or
(c) Incidental, indirect special or consequential loss or damage.
19.4 The Customer unconditionally and irrevocably, releases, discharges and holds harmless Furntech and its related parties from any claim or cause of action (whether under contract, tort (including negligence), statute or otherwise) arising in connection with the Goods and these Terms.
19.5 The Customer warrants and represents that it is relying on its own skill and judgment in relation to the quality of the Goods, their fitness for any purpose that may be required and not upon any conduct or representation by Furntech, or any related parties.
19.6 If Furntech or its related parties are liable to the Customer for any reason, and that liability has not otherwise been excluded by these Terms, then the maximum aggregate liability of Furntech and its related parties to the Customer, howsoever arising, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, use of the Goods or otherwise, in relation to all claims for loss and/or damages for any cause will be limited to the actual direct damages suffered by the Customer as a result of any fraudulent act, willful default or gross negligence on the part of Furntech and will under no circumstances exceed the contract price of the applicable Goods actually paid by the Customer to Furntech.
20. Technical Advice and Other Services:
20.1 The Customer is responsible for the design, processing, testing and labelling of any product that the Customer makes using products the Customer buys from Furntech and the Customer will not rely on anything on Furntech’s website or any statement by Furntech about the suitability of products or services Furntech provides. The Customer warrants and represents has tested and investigated products sold by Furntech enough to form an independent judgement concerning their suitability for their use, conversion or processing intended by the Customer and will not make any claim against Furntech based on Furntech’s technical advice, statements, data, services or recommendation. The Customer hereby irrevocably indemnifies Furntech against any costs, loss or expense (including legal costs) Furntech incurs as a result of a breach by the Customer of this clause 20.
21.1 Claims of any kind shall be lodged by the Customer with Furntech in writing and in full within 48 hours where Goods are delivered from Furntech’s warehouse. Such claims should be accompanied by sworn statements or certificates, from surveyors or other competent authorities. No claim shall be accepted after processing or other change in the state of goods. In any event the liability of Furntech here under shall not exceed the contract price of the goods.
22.1 Furntech reserves the right to review and amend these Terms at any time by notice in writing to the Customer. Such amended Terms shall apply to all Orders placed by the Customer following such notification. In the event the Customer does not agree to any such amendments, the Customer may at its option terminate its agreement with Furntech and immediately cease to order Goods from Furntech. The Customer will not be entitled to any refund of any sums already paid to the Customer, and is not released from any payment obligations due and payable as at the date of termination, in the event of termination under this clause.
23. Law Governing:
23.1 The performance of the Sale shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.