1. Interpretation
    1. In these Conditions “the Company” means ACTIVE ELECTRONICS Plc “the Seller” means the person, firm or company with which the Company shall conclude a contract for the purchase of Goods; “Order” means a purchase order submitted by the Company to the Seller incorporating these conditions; “Goods” means the Goods described in the Order and; “deliver” and “delivery” means physical transfer of actual possession of the Goods to the Company at the address for delivery stated in the Order. Delivery to a carrier shall not be deemed as being delivered to the Company.
    2. In the case of any dispute as to construction of any Condition, the Condition shall be interpreted in favour of the Company.
    3. The headings to the paragraphs in these Conditions are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation of the provisions.
  2. General
    1. No variation or abrogation of the Order shall be effective unless evidence in writing, signed by a duly authorised officer of the Company and containing a specific reference to these Conditions being varied or abrogated.
    2. The commencing of any work by the Seller, the acceptance of any deposit paid by the Company or any other conduct of the Seller pursuant to the Order shall constitute unqualified acceptance by the Seller of the Order.
    3. The Seller shall provide right of access to the Company, their customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the Order and to all applicable records.
    4. The Seller shall retain all records of the Order for a minimum period of seven years unless agreed otherwise in writing.
  3. Purchase and Supply
    1. The Seller shall sell and deliver and the Company shall purchase and take the Goods (and any services in relation thereto) described in the Order.
    2. The Seller shall manufacture the Goods in accordance with any specification, drawing or instructions provided or given by the Company and agreed to by the Seller and shall be liable for all losses to the Company arising from the Seller’s failure to do so.
    3. The Seller shall advise the Company should they change the product definition before delivery and completion of the Order.
    4. Unless otherwise advised, Active Electronics assumes that all products stated have been manufactured in accordance with the terms of the Montreal Protocol and are compliant with the millennium change (year 2000).
  4. Price and Payment
    1. Time for payment shall not be of the essence of the contract.
    2. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by the Company, all payments for Goods pursuant to the Order shall be made in sterling and the price for the Goods shall be as stated in the Order on the terms therein stated. The Company shall only be liable for the price as expressly authorised herein unless otherwise agreed Page 2 of 5 QSD100 Issue 2 in writing by the Company. The price for the Goods as stated in the Order shall unless otherwise stated be inclusive of, inter alia, packaging, freight and insurance costs, delivery charges, customer’s dues and charges for special tests requested by the Company and in no event whatsoever will the Company be liable to make any payment for, or in respect of the Goods (including delivery thereof in accordance with Condition 6) or services in relation thereto in excess of such stated price.
    3. The statutory and any express or implied right of the Seller to a lien over the Goods and to any rights of stoppage in transit are hereby expressly excluded.
  5. Packaging The Seller shall ensure that the Goods are properly packed so that they are delivered in perfect condition. Any packaging cases or materials may be returned at the Seller’s risk cost and expense.
  6. Delivery
    1. The Seller shall deliver the Goods at the price and on the date or dates stated in the Order during the Company’s normal business hours. Time for delivery shall be of the essence.
    2. If the Company so requests, the Goods shall be delivered in instalments and time for delivery of each instalment shall be of the essence. Failure to deliver on time will entitle the Company to terminate the contract.
    3. The Seller shall on the same day that the Goods are dispatched post to the Company an advice note as to such despatch and an invoice (except that unless otherwise agreed, Goods delivered in instalments shall be invoiced when all the Goods constituting the contract have been delivered) and ensure that a delivery note accompanies the Goods.
    4. The Company shall be entitled to postpone the date or dates for delivery of the Goods in the event of act of God, war, riots, strikes, lock outs, trade disputes, fires, breakdowns, mechanical failures, disruption of energy supplies, interruption of transport, Government action or any other cause whatsoever outside the Company’s control which affects the Company’s business whether or not of like nature to those specified above. In the event that the delivery date is so postponed, the provisions of paragraph 6.1 and 6.2 shall apply to such postponed date. The Company may, in the notice suspending delivery, stipulate a period of suspension at the expiry of which if the events still prevail, the Order may, at the option of the Company, be cancelled.
    5. Without prejudice to paragraph 6.4, in the event of any delay in delivery, for whatever reasons and whether or not resulting from the fault of the Company, or the Seller, the Seller shall pay for all storage costs for the Goods.
  7. Transfer of Title to the Good Title to the Goods shall pass to the Company on delivery.
  8. Risk
    1. The Goods are at the risk of the Company from and only from the time of delivery at the agreed delivery address which shall be determined as the time at which a copy of the delivery note accompanying the Goods is signed by a duly authorised employee or agent of the Company.
    2. Notwithstanding, and in addition to, any implied obligations the Seller may be under by virtue of the fact that the Goods remain at the risk of the Seller until delivery the Seller shall forthwith replace any Goods destroyed, damaged, lost or which have deteriorated during the course of transit. Section 3.3 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 shall not apply.
  9. Guarantee, Fitness, Quality, Quantity, Indemnity and Compliance with Regulations
    1. If within the period after delivery named in the Order (if any) (hereinafter called “the guarantee period”) the Company gives notice in writing to the Seller of any defect in the Goods which shall arise under proper use from faulty manufacture or design (other than a design made, furnished, or specified by the Company for which the Seller has in writing disclaimed responsibility), materials or workmanship, then the Seller shall forthwith replace the Goods so as to remedy the defects without cost to the Company.
    2. The Company shall as soon as practicable after discovering any such defect or failure notify the Seller of the defects and return the defective Goods or parts thereof to the Seller at the Seller’s risk and expense unless it has been agreed between the parties that the necessary replacement or repair shall be carried out by the Seller on the Company’s premises.
    3. All Goods supplied shall without prejudice and in addition to any terms as to fitness for purpose, merchantability or conformity with description or sample which may be implied by statute or otherwise:-
      1. conform in all respects to any description, design or specification in or referred to in the Order and in any literature, whether of a promotional character or otherwise, issued in connection with the Goods;
      2. be fit and sufficient for the purpose for which they are to be used at the time they are first to be used and for a reasonable period of time thereafter;
      3. be of merchantable quality and free from defects whether latent or patent in design, materials or workmanship;
      4. be so designed and manufactured as to be safe and without risk to health or property when properly used;
      5. meet any standard of inspection stated or referred to on the Order;
      6. comply with the requirements of any relevant United Kingdom or foreign statute, statutory rule or order regulation or standard whether having the force of law or not which may be in operation on delivery;
      7. where a sample or samples are provided by the Seller, the Goods shall conform in all respects with the sample or samples.
    4. The Seller shall on demand supply to the Company the name and address of any person other than the Seller, who actually or apparently produced the Goods (or any part or component thereof) or imported them into the EEC or the United Kingdom or previously supplied them.
    5. The Company’s rights (including the Company’s rights to reject the Goods) against the Seller under the provisions of paragraph 9.3 shall in no way be prejudiced if the Goods are not inspected until used or if the Goods are shown to be unsuitable or defective after they are put into use. Any such inspection shall not constitute acceptance of the Goods and paragraph 9.3 shall remain in full force and effect whether or not such inspection revealed, or should have revealed any defect of the Goods.
    6. The skill and judgement of the Seller in relation to the Goods and provision of services are relied upon.
    7. It is a term of the agreement to purchase that the Seller shall forthwith notify the Company whether the goods or services the subject of the purchase order are subject to any export regulations including, but not limited to, United States export control regulations such as ITAR and EAR. If any regulations apply it is incumbent upon the Supplier to obtain and maintain all necessary export licences so that the Company may purchase the Goods or services and resell such goods and services in compliance with all appropriate laws. The Company relies upon the Supplier to ensure the Company is advised of all relevant requirements and further the Supplier shall notify the Company of any change in the regulations during the life time of the purchase order. Any non compliance with or withdrawal of the applicable licence shall entitle the Company to cancel the order and recover from the Supplier damages including consequential loss and loss of profit arising directly or indirectly from the Seller’s failure to comply with the provisions of this Condition or the regulations.
    8. Notwithstanding and in addition to, the foregoing provisions, the Seller shall fully indemnify, and keep full indemnified the Company from and against all losses, actions, cost, expenses, claims or demands whatsoever and all loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage and loss of profit), suffered by the Page 4 of 5 QSD100 Issue 2 Company as a result of the supply of the Goods, any misrepresentation by the Seller, delays in production or lost orders or any other loss caused by, or arising out of, the Seller’s failure to supply Goods in conformity with the Order or delay in delivery of the Goods.
    9. The Seller shall advise the Company should any products that have been sold or shipped to us subsequently at some time in the future be found to be faulty or incorrect.
  10. Rejection of Goods and Seller’s Insolvency
    1. If the Seller shall default in or commit any breach of any of its obligations under the Order (whether classified or described as a condition, warranty or otherwise and whether or not the Company has accepted the Goods or part thereof and whatever the nature and consequence of such default or breach) the Company shall be entitled to reject all or any part of the Goods and to determine any contract then subsisting without prejudice to any other claim or right the Company might make or exercise or to reject all or any part of the Goods and require the Seller to take such steps as may be necessary to replace the Goods so that Goods in conformity with the terms of the Order are delivered.
    2. If any execution or distress shall be levied upon the Seller or if the Seller shall cease or threaten to cease, to carry on it’s business, or enter into any negotiation for arrangements or composition with its creditors or commit any act of bankruptcy or if any petition in bankruptcy shall be presented against it or, if the Seller is a corporate body, any resolution is proposed or petition presented to wind up the Seller or if a receiver of the Seller’s assets or undertaking or any part thereof shall be appointed, the Company shall be entitled to determine forthwith any contract then subsisting with the Seller, whether or not a contract to which these Conditions apply, without prejudice to any other claim or right the Company might make or exercise.
    3. In the event of the exercise by the Company of the right to reject the Goods or to determine or cancel the contract or Order, any deposit paid by the Company shall be repaid within 7 days of each rejection or determination and the Company shall, in addition to all other rights and remedies it may have, have the right to recover from the Seller all such costs and expenses (including increased price) the Company may incur in obtaining alternative supplies, or the provision of alternative services, any loss (including loss of profit) suffered by the Company as a result of delays in production or lost contracts, and any storage, insurance transport or other expenses the Company may incur in respect of the Goods or services.
    4. Where all or part of the Goods are rejected the Seller shall, if requested, collect the Goods (or any part thereof) during the Company’s normal business hours at its own cost and expense, but the Company shall not in any event be under any duty to return the Goods (or such part thereof) to the Seller whether or not it intimates to the Seller its rejection of them and shall be under no liability whatsoever, whether in contract or in tort and whether as bailee or in any other capacity, for any theft or loss of, or damage to, or destruction of the goods (or such part thereof) however caused, and shall be under no obligation to insure the Goods (or such part thereof) whilst in its possession and any obligation to take reasonable care of or exercise caution in respect of the Goods (or such part thereof) is hereby expressly excluded if the Seller fails to collect the Goods (or such part thereof) as requested within 7 days of such request the Company may return the Goods (or such part thereof) to the Seller entirely at the risk and expense of the Seller. Notwithstanding the foregoing the Company shall have a lien over the Goods in respect of any part of the price actually paid by the Company for the Goods and in respect of any deposit paid by the Company.
  11. Title and Patents Without prejudice to, and in addition to any terms as to title which may be implied by statute or otherwise the Seller specifically warrants that it has a right to sell the Goods, that the Company shall have and enjoy, through, the use of the Goods quiet possession of the Goods and that the Goods are and shall be free from any charge, lien, pledge or encumbrance in favour of the Seller or any third party and in the event of any claim being made or action brought or threatened against the Company in respect of infringement of patents, trademarks, trade names, registered designs or any other industrial property rights in respect of the Goods the Seller shall fully indemnify and keep the Company fully indemnified from and against all cost, expenses, loss or damage incurred by the Company in respect of any such claim being made or such action being brought except where the Goods are manufactured to a design supplied by the Company and such claim or action is directly and exclusively referable to such design.
  12. Import Contracts The Seller shall obtain and maintain all necessary import and export licences in respect of the Goods.
  13. Notices Any notice to be given by one party to the other shall be deemed to be given upon its being posted or sent by email, telefax, cable or telegram to the other party’s registered office or, in the case of an individual or firm, to the last known address.
  14. Assignment
    1. The Seller shall not assign or transfer or purport to assign or transfer the Order or the benefit hereof, to any other person whatsoever without the written consent of the Company.
    2. The Seller agrees that in the event that the Goods are re-sold by the Company to a third party, the undertakings contained in Condition 9 will be undertaken by the Seller for the third party.
  15. Proper Law This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and in the case of import contracts, the Uniform Laws on International Sales Act 1967 shall not apply. The parties hereto agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  16. Code of Practise
    1. The Seller shall at all times use its best endeavours to trade in accordance with this code of practise.
    2. The Seller will under no circumstances whatsoever knowingly engage in and /or employ child labour, in particular, it shall not employ young persons under the age of 18 at night or in hazardous condition.
    3. The Seller shall ensure that the working hours and working conditions for its employees comply with national laws and industry standards.
    4. The Seller shall use its best endeavours to monitor and ensure that it’s suppliers, comply with this code of practise and shall provide evidence of the same immediately upon written request of the Company.
  17. Severance If any provision of these Conditions is declared by any judicial or other competent authority to be void, voidable, illegal or otherwise unenforceable the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect unless the Company in its discretion decides that the effect of such declaration is to defeat the original intention of the parties in which event the Company shall be entitled to terminate any contract with the Customer forthwith.