Terms & Conditions
Terms of Business of Vitesse plc (hereinafter referred to as The Company)
The prices contained in any quotation are based on conditions ruling at the date thereof. If any increase howsoever arising in the cost of merchandise including but without being limited to any increase in the costs of manufacturing or raw materials, labour or transport occurs after such date. The Company shall be entitled (subject to any statute or regulation) to make such addition to the contract price as shall be reasonable in the circumstances.
Payment is due 30 days from the date of invoice, for approved account holders, subject to any credit limits in force, otherwise as quoted at the time of order. If any amount remains unpaid after 60 days then all invoices then in existence, whether or not due for payment, become payable. Without prejudice to any other rights it may have The Company reserves its right to claim interest pursuant to section 69 of the County Courts Act 1984 at a rate of 15% on any overdue payment of any invoice or part thereof.
Value Added Tax
All prices are exclusive of VAT which will be charged at the rate of ruling at the time of despatch.
Title of Goods
(i) Immediately upon delivery to the customer of any goods agreed to be sold by The Company to the customer shall become the bailee thereof and the legal title thereto shall be retained by The Company as the Bailor. Legal title to the goods shall not pass to the customer unless and until the customer shall have discharged all its indebtedness to The Company in respect of good. Until all indebtedness is discharged, The Company has the right to re-possess the good and reserves licence to enter the customer’s (or subject buyer’s) premises for that purpose.
(ii) Not withstanding the terms of (i) above the customer shall be entitled before discharging its obligations to The Company to resell the goods or any of them. Upon such re-sale and without derogating from The Company’s other remedies (including its right to trace) the customer shall hold the proceeds of sale upon trust for The Company such time as all the customer’s indebtedness to The Company under any contract of sale entered into between them or otherwise shall have been discharged. Similarly the benefit of any insurance proceeds should the goods become damaged prior to re-sale shall be held on trust for The Company until such time as all the customer’s indebtedness to The Company has been discharged.
Short Delivery and Defective or Damaged Goods
Claims for short delivery where the goods do not conform to the delivery note must be in writing within 48 hours of receipt of goods. Claim for defective or damaged goods must be made in writing within 7 days of receipt of the goods.
Invoices are issued on the day following shipment of goods from The Company’s warehouse. If the customer does not receive the goods within 10 days from the date shown on the invoice, The Company must be notified immediately by telephone followed by confirmation in writing. No responsibility can be accepted by The Company for transit losses but every assistance will be given in making claims on carries providing non receipt is notified within the time limit.
Return of Goods
The Company is unable to accept the return of merchandise without prior consent. Before returning merchandise, The Company must be notified in writing with the details included of the merchandise, the invoice number and date. Authorisation for returns, if appropriate, will then be given. In relation to hardware products authorisation will only be given if the unit is complete with all accessories, cables, manuals, etc., is in brand new condition and is in original pristine packaging.
Descriptions of product are correct at the time of printing. However, these may be changed without notice after publication and subsequent changes is regretted in advance.