Terms & Conditions of Trading
a) This online merchant, the Company (Pathtech Pty Ltd), is located in Australia.
b) Payment is strictly due within 30 days from the date of invoice.
c) The Purchaser must provide a valid Australian Business Number (ABN) at the time of order placement.
d) Any order placed with the Company for goods and/or service implies acceptance of the following conditions which may be varied only in writing by the Company’s authorised representative. Descriptive and clerical errors are subject to correction.
e) These conditions are in place of and exclude all other warranties and conditions whether implied by statute or otherwise and in particular the Purchaser acknowledges that he has relied solely upon his own inspection and skill and judgement and not by reason of any representation by the company.
f) In the absence of a written order from the Purchaser, the Company’s internal order will constitute the basis of the agreement.
Any contract or order based on this or any other tender or quotation is only accepted upon and subject to the Company’s Terms and Conditions of Quotation, Sale & Repair as herein printed and these conditions are to have full force and effect as if incorporated into the Purchaser’s order. Unless expressly accepted in writing by the Company any variations of or additions to these conditions in a Purchaser’s order or order form will be deemed to be inapplicable.
All quotations are subject to withdrawal or variation by the Company at anytime prior to acceptance of a firm order. No order given to the Company based upon a quotation shall be binding upon the Company until accepted by the Company in writing. The Company reserves the right to correct any accidental error or omission or quotation or invoice without prior notice.
All prices are net and Goods and Services Tax exclusive unless otherwise stated.Prices for goods to be imported are based on prices quoted to the Company by the Principal and the rates of freight, Insurance premiums, customs duties, primage and other costs of importation known to the Company at the time of the quotation. In the event of any increase in these rates or in the prices of the goods quoted to the Company by the Principle before acceptance of an order or prior to the delivery of the goods to the Purchaser then the cost to the Company entailed by such increase/s shall be added to and form part of the purchase and or repair price and be payable by the Purchaser accordingly. Conversely, any decrease in any such rates or the Principal’s price shall be deducted from the purchase and or repair price. This provision for variation of price shall also apply to goods and service required for the execution of an order purchased and obtained locally.
Where the Purchaser is a consumer as defined by any relevant law such as the Trade Practices Act, 1974 Commonwealth and similar state laws in respect of any goods, certain conditions and warranties cannot be excluded, restricted or modified (?the consumer warranties?). In those circumstances the Purchaser has the benefit of both the consumer warranties and the conditions contained in this clause and in the event of any inconsistency the consumer warranties shall prevail; all other express or implied conditions or warranties in respect of the goods or any of them are excluded from this contract. Where goods are goods in respect of which the Purchaser is not a consumer, the following condition will apply: instruments and accessories (except electronic tubes and components, illumination sources, items wholly or partly of glass, silica or ceramic material, thermocouples, batteries, electrical elements and reconditioned replacement parts, such as exchange circuit boards) are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship, in accordance with the Principal’s warranty. This warranty does not cover the repair of any fault or replacement of any defective part resulting from an act of God, or the negligence or malpractice of the Purchaser or his servants. Unless stated to the contrary in writing, products are warranted for a period of one year from dispatch. Should any of the equipment sold by the Company fail for any inherent electrical or mechanical defect within the warranty period,
the Company undertakes to repair the same free of charge providing the defective goods are returned to the Company’s warehouse freight/insurance prepaid and provided that no alteration or additions are made or repairs undertaken except by the Company or the Company’s authorised representatives. Should the Purchaser require the Company’s engineer to inspect the equipment instead of returning same to the Company, the Purchaser is to pay the cost of the Company’s engineer time and expenses. Warranty is likewise extended to repairs carried out by the Company or by the Principal but is limited to three months and is applicable to the repair work done and not to any subsequent failure of unrelated parts and or software.
Indent items from overseas are in addition subject to alteration in price because of variation in currency rates between the Principal’s currency and the Australian dollar at the date of the Company’s invoice.
Goods and Services Tax
Prices quoted are subject to the addition of goods and services tax and to any tax imposed by any Government authority upon the goods quoted or upon the production, sale, distribution, delivery or upon any feature thereof if applicable. All such taxes shall be payable by the Purchaser and may be added to the purchase price by the Company.
Goods ex stock
Goods quoted ex stock are subject to prior sale by the Company unless it is otherwise stated in the quotation.
Availability of goods
The Company shall have no liability direct or indirect for the delay in delivery. The delivery time for the goods quoted on an indent basis is an estimate only and is based upon the Company’s knowledge of conditions prevailing at the time the quotation is made. The delivery time is subject to variation in accordance with the Principal’s manufacturing programme and the availability of shipping space from the source of supply and also to any delay through Act of God, labour disputes, strikes, lockouts, fire, accident, non-delivery of parts by other manufacturers or any other causes or contingencies beyond the Company’s control and/or the control of the Principals. The Company does not accept orders under penalty for late delivery.
Acceptance of goods
The Purchaser shall inspect the goods immediately on the arrival thereof and shall within 7 days from such inspection give notice in writing to the Company of any matter or thing by reason whereof he may allege that the goods are not in accordance with the contract. If the Purchaser shall fail to give such notice the goods shall be deemed to be in all respects in accordance with the contract and the Purchaser shall be bound to accept and pay for the same accordingly.
Provision of Samples
Pathtech reserves the right to accept, refuse or limit your sample request for any reason. Any acknowledgement of your sample request by us does not constitute an acceptance of your request but is only a record of your offer to obtain a sample of the particular product. We will process and ship your sample once your details, including the use of the sample for genuine evaluation purposes, have been verified and Pathtech is satisfied with the integrity of the sample request.
Standing Orders & Contracts
Any Standing Orders and other contracts that have been made with Pathtech are binding within the specified period and can only be cancelled if both parties mutually agree. Goods whether they are custom made or not, or are in the process of manufacture, or are in transit and in the contract time frame will be purchased by the customer.
In the case of delivery or part thereof, each and every delivery will be deemed to be sold under a separate contract and will be subject to these Terms and Conditions of Quotation, Sales and Repair.
In addition to any lien to which the Company may be entitled by statute or common law the Company shall, in the event of the Purchaser’s insolvency, bankruptcy or winding up, be thereupon entitled to a general lien on all property whatsoever owned by the Purchaser but in the Company’s possession at the time, such lien to cover the unpaid price of any goods (including the goods) sold by the Company to the Purchaser.
Failure by the Company to insist upon strict performance by the Purchase of any terms or conditions contained herein shall not be taken to be a waiver thereof or of any rights of the Company in relation thereto and in any event shall not be taken to be a waiver of the same terms and conditions on any subsequent occasion.
The contract constituted by the acceptance by the Company of the Purchaser’s order or by the Purchaser’s acceptance of the Company’s tender/quotation shall be construed to be in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria.
Risk and dispatch
Unless otherwise specified by the Company the point of delivery of the goods shall be at the Company’s premises and other such sites. Goods delivered elsewhere shall at the Purchaser’s risk from dispatch to such premises and the Purchaser will indemnify the Company against any claim or liability damage or injury to or by the goods after dispatch and shall specify in writing on his official order if insurance is to be taken out on his behalf and at his cost. This provision will apply notwithstanding the fact that the Company has agreed to install the goods at the premises nominated by the Purchaser.
Illustrative and descriptive literature supplied by the Company to the Purchaser represents generally the goods specified therein but may not comply in all respects with the goods which are subject of this quotation.
Installations and Commissioning
All equipment shall be installed and commissioned by and at the expense of the Purchaser unless agreed to in writing or otherwise stated in the Company’s quotation. In the case of equipment which the Company or the Principal undertakes to install, it is the Purchaser’s responsibility to provide all service utilities required, e.g. electric power outlets, water outlets, drains, compressed airlines, etc. If special handling equipment is required such as heavy lift gear for movement of equipment at the installation site the cost of hiring or using such equipment and any associated charges will be additional for the Purchaser’s account. Installation will be made at the time of delivery or as soon as practicable thereafter and the special handling equipment will be at the Purchaser’s risk. Unless otherwise agreed the Company’s responsibility to install such equipment may cease if the installation is deferred by the Purchaser for an indefinite period.
Terms of Payment/Retention of Title
Where credit terms have been agreed, invoices are Strictly Net 30 days from the date of invoice. Terms of Payment may be varied at the discretion of the Company and will be outlined on the quotation. The property of the goods shall not pass to the Purchaser until the goods are paid for in full. In the event of non-compliance with the Company’s Trading terms, the Company reserves the right to suspend deliveries and/or cancel contracts and/or apply a service fee at the rate of 2.5% per month on all outstanding monies from the due date and/or void warranty. Where credit terms have not been agreed upon, the Company will require a cheque with order.
Any order placed resulting from this quotation may be cancelled in full or part by the Purchaser only upon the Company’s consent in writing and against payment to the Company of a reasonable and proper cancellation fee, should this be deemed necessary by the Company.Filing a petition of bankruptcy or commencement of any legal action for insolvency, or creditor’s petition for winding-up of the Purchaser’s company shall be deemed a cancellation by the Purchaser.
Return of Goods
Returns may be made with prior written consent of the Company and may not be accepted after seven days from the date of the Company’s invoice. Freight costs on goods being forwarded to the Company will be borne by the Purchaser. A restocking fee of 15% will be charged. (a) Packaging: Where goods were originally supplied in a special Principal’s carton, any return shall be made in that original carton and the goods shall be in their original and unmarked condition, complete with any instruction sheets supplied. (b) Goods not returnable: The following goods cannot be returned for credit under any conditions: Any goods specially made, including items cut to length. Any goods made, or purchased to a firm and irrevocable order. Any goods altered or damaged by the Purchaser. Any goods having an invoice value of ten dollars or less. Any goods especially indented and which are not normal stock lines.
Injury and Damage
The purchaser shall indemnify the Company against all claims whether made under any contract or statute or under common law in respect to any loss or damage to any property whatsoever arising out of any defect in material or workmanship in connection with any goods manufactured and/or sold by the Company or any default or negligence on the part of the Company’s personnel in connection with or during the carrying out of any work by the Company on the Purchaser’s or any other person’s property.
Quotations are valid for 30 days unless otherwise stated.
The Purchaser shall not assign the contract or any right thereunder without the written consent of the Company.
Pathtech and Pathtech Online (online merchant) are located within and despatch from Melbourne, Australia.