Commercial (B2B) Terms and Conditions

The terms set out below relate to commercial (business to business) purchases of goods and / or services by a corporate entity or public body, and do not apply to purchases (even of same or similar goods / services) by an individual for their own personal use. Please refer to our consumer site www.fitnessoptions.co.uk for details of terms that apply to non-commercial purchases.

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

Application and entire agreement.

1                    These terms and Conditions will apply to the purchase of the goods detailed in our quotation (Goods) by the buyer (you) from Fitness Options (Nottingham) Ltd a company registered in England and Wales under number 5044699 whose registered office is at Lowmoor Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 7LH (we or us)

2                    These terms and Conditions will be deemed to have been accepted by you when you accept them or the quotation or place a purchase order or from the date of any delivery of the goods (whichever happens earlier) and will constitute the entire agreement between us and you.

3                    These Terms and Conditions and the quotation and/or purchase order form the Contract and applies to the purchase and sales of any Goods or services between us and you, to the exclusion of any other terms that you try to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.

 

Interpretation

4                    A “business day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or Bank holiday.

5                    The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for the convenience only and will not affect their interpretation.

6                    Words imparting the singular number include the plural and vice versa.

 

Goods.

7                    The description of the Goods is set out in our sales documentation (leaflets, emails, web site or other forms of communication), unless expressly changed in our quotation. In accepting the quotation you acknowledge that you have not relied upon any statement, promise or other representation about the Goods by us. Descriptions of the Goods set out in our sales documentation are intended as a guide only.

8                    We can make any changes to the specification of the Goods, which are required to conform to any applicable safety or other statutory regulatory requirements.

 

Price.

9                    The price (Price) of the Goods is set out in our quotation current at the date of your order or such other price as we may agree in writing.

10                If the cost of the Goods to us increase due to any factor beyond our control including but not limited to, material costs, labour costs, alteration of exchange rates or duties, or changes to delivery rates, we can increase the Price prior to delivery.

11                Any increase in the Price under the clause above will only take place after we have told you about it.

12                You may be entitled to discounts. Any and all discounts will be at our discretion.

13                The Price is exclusive of fees for packaging and transportation/delivery.

14                The Price is exclusive of any applicable VAT and other taxes or levies which are imposed or charged by any competent authority.

 

Cancellation and alteration.

15                Details of the Goods as described in the clause above (Goods) and set out in  our sales documentation are subject to alteration without notice and are not a contractual offer to sell the Goods which is capable of acceptance.

16                The quotation (including any non-standard price negotiated in accordance with the clause on Price (above)) is valid for a period of 30 days only from the date shown in it unless expressly withdrawn by us at an earlier time.

17                Either of us can cancel the order for any reason prior to acceptance (or rejection) of the quotation.

 

Payment.

18                We will invoice you for the Price either:

A   before, on or at anytime after delivery of the Goods: or

B   where the Goods are to be collected by you or where you wrongfully do not take delivery of Goods, at any time after we have notified you that the Goods are ready for collection or we have tried to deliver them. In the case of collection, payment may be required in advance or on the day of collection and in such circumstance all funds are to be cleared before the goods leave our premises.

19                You must pay the Price within the number of days shown on the invoice or otherwise according to any credit terms agreed between us.

20                You must make payment even if the delivery has not taken place due to delays caused by you and / or that the title of Goods has not passed to you.

21                If you do not pay within the period set out above, we will suspend any further deliveries to you and without limiting any other rights or remedies for statutory interest, charge you interest at the rate of 4% per annum above the base rate of the Bank of England on the amount outstanding until you pay in full.

22                Time for payment will be of essence of the Contact between us and you.

23                All payments must be made in British Pounds unless otherwise agreed in writing between us.

24                Both parties must pay all amounts due under these Terms and Conditions in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and neither party is entitled to assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against the other in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part.

 

Delivery.

25                We will arrange for the delivery and/or installation of the Goods to the address specified in the quotation, or your order or to another location we agree in writing.

26                If you do not specify a delivery address or if we both agree, you must collect the Goods from our premises.

27                Subject to the specific terms of any special delivery service, delivery can take place at any time of day and must be accepted at any time between 9am to 5.30pm

28                If you do not take delivery of the Goods we may, at our discretion and without prejudice to any other rights:

A store or arrange for the storage of the Goods and will charge you for all associated costs and expense including, but not limited to, transportation, storage and insurance; and/or

B make arrangements for the redelivery of the Goods and will charge you for the costs of such redelivery; and/or

C after 10 business days, resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods and charge you for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.

29                If redelivery is not possible as set out above, you must collect the Goods from our premises and will be notified of this. We can charge you for all the associated costs including, but not limited to, storage and insurance.

30                Any dates quoted for delivery and/or installation are approximate only, and the time of delivery and/or installation is not the essence. We will not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a circumstance beyond our control or your failure to provide us with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.

31                If a delivery/installation is particularly large then we may deliver and/or install the Goods by instalments, which may or may not be invoiced and paid separately depending on whether they are deemed to be part of the same order. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment will not entitle you to cancel any other instalment.

 

Inspection and acceptance of Goods

32                You must inspect the Goods on delivery or collection.

33                If you identify any damage or shortages, you must inform us in writing (emails accepted) within 7 days of delivery, providing details.

34                Other than by agreement, we will only accept returned Goods if we are satisfied that those Goods are defective and if required, have carried out an inspection.

35                Subject to your compliance with this clause and/or our agreement, you may return the Goods and we will, as appropriate, repair or replace or refund the Goods or part of them.

36                We will be under no liability or further obligation in relation to the Goods if:

A you fail to provide notice as set above; and/or

B you make any further use of such Goods after giving notice under the clause above relating to damages and shortages; and/or

C the defect arises because you did not follow our oral or written instructions about storage, commissioning, installation, use or maintenance of the Goods; and/or

D the defect arises from normal wear and tear of the Goods; and/or

E the defect arises from misuse or alteration of the Goods, negligence, wilful damage or any other act by you, your employees or agents or any third parties.

37                Goods cannot be returned and will not be accepted if the following applies;

A They were ordered specifically for you; and/or

B designed or manufactured specifically for you; and/or

C you change your mind after the Goods have been ordered/delivered.

D are subject to hygiene stipulations and/or

E are perishable items and/or

F are personalised/customised items and/or

G does not fit into your dedicated area or space. We will advise, provide measurements and assist in layout but the final decision will always be yours and your responsibility.

38                You bear the risk and cost of returning Goods.

39                Acceptance of the Goods will be deemed to be upon inspection of them by you and in any event within 1 day after delivery.

 

Risk and title

40                The risk in the Goods will pass to you on completion of delivery

41                Title of the Goods will not pass to you until we have received payment in full (cash or cleared funds) for: (a) the Goods and/or (b) any other goods or services that we have supplied to you in respect of which payment has become due.

42                Until title of the Goods has passed to you, you must (a) hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as our bailee; and/or (b) store the Goods separately and not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging (this does not apply if the Goods were installed); and/or (c) keep the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for the full price from the date of delivery.

43                As long as the Goods have not been resold, or irreversibly incorporated into another product, and without limiting any other right or remedy we may have, we can at any time ask you to deliver up the Goods and, if you fail to do so promptly, enter any of your premises or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.

 

Termination

44                We can terminate the sale of Goods under the Contract where:

A you commit a material breach of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions;

B you are or become, or in our reasonable opinion are about to become, the subject of a bankruptcy order or take advantage of any other statutory provision for the relief of insolvent debtors;

C you enter into a voluntary arrangement under Part 1 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or any other scheme or arrangement is made with your creditors; or

D you convene any meeting of your creditors, enter into voluntary or compulsory liquidation, have a receiver, manager, administrator or administrator receiver appointed in respect of your assets or undertakings or any part thereof, any documents are filed with the court for the appointment of an administrator, notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by you or any of your directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in para. 14 of Schedule B1 of the Insolvency Act 1986) a resolution is passed or petition presented to any court for the winding up of your affairs or the granting of an administrator order, or any proceedings are commenced relating to your insolvency or possible insolvency.

 

Limitation of liability.

45                Our liability under the contract, and in breach of statutory duty, and in tort, misrepresentation or otherwise will be limited to this clause.

46                Subject to the clause above on Inspection and Acceptance and Risk and Title, all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law (save for those implied by Section 12 of the Sales of Goods Act 1979) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

47                If we do deliver the Goods, our liability is limited, subject to the clause below, to the cost and expense incurred by you in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods.

48                Our total liability will not, in any circumstances, exceed the total amount of the Price payable by you.

49                We will not be liable (whether caused by our employees, agents or otherwise) in connection with the Goods, for:

A any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, cost or expense; and/or

B any loss of profits; loss of anticipated profits; loss of business; loss of data; loss of reputation or goodwill; business interruption; or any third party claims; and/or

C any failure to perform any of our obligations if such delay or failure is due to any cause beyond our reasonable control; and/or

D any loss caused directly or indirectly by any failure or breach by you in relation to your obligations; and/or

E any loss relating to the choice of the Goods and how they will meet your purpose or the use by you of the Goods supplied.

50                The exclusions of liability contained within this clause will not exclude or limit our liability for the death or personal injury caused by our negligence;  or for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude or limit our liability; and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

Communications.

51                All notices under these Term and Conditions must be in writing and signed by, or on behalf of, the party giving notice (or a duly authorised officer of the party)

52                Notices will be deemed to have been duly given:

A when delivered, if delivered by courier or other messenger (including registered mail) during the normal business hours of the recipient.

B when sent, if transmitted by fax or email and a successful transmission report or return receipt is generated.

C on the fifth business day following the mailing, if mailed by national ordinary mail; or

D on the tenth business day following mailing, if mailed by airmail.

53                All notices under these Terms and Conditions must be addressed to the most recent address, email address or fax number notified to the other party

 

Circumstances beyond the control of either party.

54                Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing their obligations where such failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the reasonable control of that party. Such causes include, but are not limited to; power failure, internet service provider failure, industrial action, civil unrest, fire, flood, storms, earthquakes, acts of terrorism, acts of war, government action or any other event that is beyond the control of the party in question.

 

No Waiver

55                No waiver by us of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions.

 

Severance.

56                If one or more of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that/those provisions shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions (which will remain valid and enforceable)

 

Law and jurisdiction

57                These Terms and Conditions are governed by and interpreted according to English law. All disputes arising under these Terms and Conditions are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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