Terms & Conditions
Below are listed our terms and conditions of sale and it is important that you read and understand them. If you have any queries we would be happy to answer them on 01226 719090
1. Acceptance Of Orders
1.1 These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all orders for goods received by Countrywide Healthcare Supplies Ltd. ’The company’ for supply in the United Kingdom. No other conditions whether or not inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions shall apply.
1.2 Each order for goods will be deemed to be an offer by the customer to purchase the goods upon these Terms and Conditions (the ‘Order’). A contract shall not be formed until the customer’s order is accepted.
1.3 All Contracts are subject to these Terms and Conditions. No variation of these Terms and Conditions will be accepted by the Company unless previously agreed in writing. The Company reserves the right to refuse any Order without providing a reason.
1.4 Goods are subject to availability, in the event that we are unable to supply the goods, we will inform you of this as soon as possible. An alternative will be offered or a full refund will be given where payment has already been received by the Company for those Goods.
2. CUSTOMER’S AUTHORITY
Customers entering into transactions with the Company expressly warrant that they are authorised to accept and are accepting these Terms and Conditions not only for themselves but also as agents for and on behalf of all other persons who are, or may become, interested in the Company’s goods, whether in whole or part.
3. DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Details and specifications of goods will be as set out in the Company’s current brochure. The Company reserves the right to alter specifications of any given product and to withdraw any item
without explanation or notification. Current specifications can be confirmed with the Company by telephone.
The price for the goods will be the price set out in the Company’s current brochure or websites, the Company reserves the right to change any price without notice. Costs of packaging and carriage and any applicable sales tax or duty will be added to the price where relevant. All prices quoted are subject to VAT at the prevailing standard rate. Any organisations that are exempt from
VAT, must provide a validated certificate at the time of ordering.
5.1 All payments for goods or services shall be made by the Customer to the Company at the time of placing the order by direct debit payment, and the Customer shall set up a direct debit payment arrangement with the Company.
5.2 The Company may, at its sole discretion, accept payments by credit, debit card or BACS. Unless otherwise agreed credit account customers are required to tender full payment within 30 days from the date of each and every invoice. Customers are advised that all credit card payments will incur an additional processing fee.
5.3 If any sum payable is not paid when due for example, by failure of the direct debit payment, that sum will bear interest from the due date until payment is made in full at 4% above HSBC Bank PLC base rate from time to time and the Company will be entitled to suspend delivery of subsequent Orders and any agreed discounts until the outstanding amount has been received.
6. CANCELLATION OF ORDERS
The Company will use all reasonable endeavours to meet Customers’ individual requirements but the Company shall be under no obligation to accept cancellation or other amendment to any order or any part of an Order once accepted by the Company. Where such cancellation or amendment to an Order is agreed by the Company, it is on the understanding that a cancellation or amendment charge may be levied at the Company’s sole discretion which may include unavoidable costs incurred by the company.
7. DELIVERIES, CARRIAGE and TAILGATE DELIVERY
7.1 All Orders will be despatched by the most appropriate route. Where a customer suggests an alternative route or places an Order outside the normal schedule, the Company shall have the right to irrespective of the value of the Order.
7.2 Deliveries will be made to the reception desk and/or ground floor at the Customer’s stated delivery address. Any special delivery requirements or difficulties in delivering (e.g. narrow doorways, stairs and restricted access) should be made known to the Company at the time of placing the Order and may be subject to additional costs. The Company cannot accept responsibility for any difficulties in delivery as a consequence of information or lack of information supplied by the customer. All furniture is sold subject to ‘Tailgate Delivery’ i.e. customer assistance will be required to unload vehicles.
7.3 The company will use reasonable endeavours to deliver each of the customers orders within the time agreed when the Company accepts an order. If no time is agreed then within a reasonable time, but inability to deliver for any reason will not be deemed as breach of contract nor (for the avoidance of doubt) will the Company have any liability to the customer for direct, indirect or consequential loss how-so-ever caused (including as a result of negligence) by any delay or failure in delivery. Any delay in delivery will not entitle the customer to cancel the Order or to receive a refund of any monies owed or paid. The Customer shall have no other remedy in respect of late delivery.
8. RETENTION OF TITLE
8.1 All goods supplied by the Company to the customer shall remain the property of the Company until such time as the Company has received payment in full for the goods and of all other moneys due to the Company from the Customer. After delivery of the goods to the Customer or his nominated sub purchaser, the goods shall be at the customer’s risk and the customer shall insure those goods against loss or damage. Until such full payment is received the separate identity of those goods shall be maintained by the Customer.
8.2 Until such time as title of the goods shall pass to the customer in accordance with the foregoing provision, the Company shall be entitled at any time to repossess the goods whether with or without notice and the Company and its employees or agents shall have the right at any time to enter upon the premises of the Customer for the purpose of effecting such repossession.
9. FORCE MAJEURE
The Company will not be liable to the Customer for any failure or delay in delivery of the goods if it is due to any event beyond the reasonable control of the Company. The Company will be entitled to a reasonable extension of time for performing such obligations and shall not be liable for any loss or damage occasioned to the Customer thereby.
10. WARRANTY AND WARRANTY PERIOD
10.1 Goods are supplied according to the descriptions and specifications given in the relevant and current brochures of the Company. The Company gives no warranty, save for manufacturers warranty (normally 12 months from date of purchase, unless an alternative period is specified). Neither does the company make representation as to the suitability or fitness of any goods for any particular purpose unless expressly given or made in such brochures or websites.
10.2 In the event that an item is defective within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended from time to time) the Company reserves the right to replace or repair the goods as an alternative to refunding the purchase price, at its absolute discretion.
10.3 Claims will not be considered where:
10.3.1 The goods have been improperly altered in any way whatsoever, or been subject to misuse or unauthorized repair;
10.3.2 The goods have been improperly installed or connected;
10.3.3 The goods have been opened, partly used or the seals or labels have been removed or tampered with;
10.3.4 The goods have been damaged by fire, water, smoke or chemicals;
10.3.5 Any maintenance requirements relating to the goods have not been complied with;
10.3.6 The goods have been specifically ordered by the Customer and are not stocked by the Company;
10.3.7 Any instructions as to the storage of the goods have not been complied with in all respects;
10.3.8 The Customer has failed to notify the Company of any visible or suspected defects or damage within 3 days of delivery where the defect or damage should be apparent on reasonable inspection, or within 5 days of the same coming to the knowledge of the Customer where the defect or damage is not one which should be apparent on reasonable inspection.
10.3.9 The damage is as a result of wilful damage, common neglect or fair wear and tear.
10.4 Any returned goods must be accompanied by a returns note, which the Company will supply to the Customer upon request. Failure to do so will render any claim for credit null and void. Any credit will only be raised after satisfactorily passing inspection by the Company’s distribution centre.
10.5 The complete packaging should be retained if goods are to be returned.
10.6 Except as set out in this condition 10, the Company hereby excludes to the fullest extent permissible in law, all conditions, warranties and stipulations, express (other than those set out in the Contract) or implied, statutory, customary or otherwise which, but for such exclusion, would or might subsist favour of the Customer.
11. CARRIAGE CHARGES
11.1 The Company reserves the right to make a small order charge of £7.50 ex VAT towards the carriage of orders under £75.00 ex VAT.
11.2 Delivery to most areas of mainland UK is free of charge, subject to 11.1 however any orders that are not to main land UK or to certain areas of main land UK may incur additional costs. These will be advised to the Customer prior to the Order being dispatched.
11.3 Goods shipped direct from suppliers may also be subject to additional carriage charges. Any additional charges will be advised prior to the Order being despatched to the Customer.
In the event of non-arrival of goods, Customers must inform the Company within 5 working days of the date of the invoice or advice of despatch, otherwise no claim can be considered or in the event of goods missing from a delivery within 3 days of the date of that delivery.
13. RETURN OF GOODS
13.1 Goods are not supplied on a sale or return basis and the company are under no obligation to accept goods for return unless goods prove to be faulty. If any Goods are returned, the Goods must be unused and in original packaging and fit for resale. Returns will only be accepted with prior written permission of the Company. In so far as non-faulty goods this must be obtained within 5 working days of date of receipt of goods.
13.2 Goods Accepted for return are subject to the following conditions:
13.2.1 All applications for a return must be made in accordance with condition 10.
13.2.2 Items made to Customer’s own specification or have been specifically ordered or have been subject to a signed ‘Order Confirmation’ will not be accepted for return unless faulty in accordance with condition 10. Unless agreed with supplier such returns are subject to any charges and transit costs imposed by suppliers or collection charges imposed by the company.
13.2.3 No replacements are available whilst goods are exchanged, replaced or repaired.
13.2.4 Goods will not be acceptable for return if they have been re-labeled or used in any way, or if any tamper evident seals have been broken. A returns note in accordance with condition 10.4 needs to be provided by the customer in connection with all returns of goods.
13.2.5 Non faulty goods accepted at the Company’s discretion for credit will be subject to a handling charge at a rate of 15% on net invoice value or a minimum of handling charge of £15.00.
14. LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY
14.1 The Company’s entire liability under these Terms and Conditions and any Contract is as set out in conditions 7 and 10. The Company will be under no liability to the Customer whatsoever (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, restitution or otherwise) for any injury, death, damage or direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss) how-so-ever caused arising out of or in connection with:
14.1.1 Any of the goods, or the manufacture or sale or supply, or failure or delay in supply, of the goods by the Company or on the part of the Company’s employees, agents or sub-contractors;
14.1.2 Any breach by the Company of any of the express or implied terms of the contract with the Customer;
14.1.3 Any use made or resale by the Customer of any of the goods, or of any product incorporating any of the goods; or
14.1.4 Any statement made or not made, or advice given or not given, by or on behalf of the Company or otherwise under a Contract and these Terms and Conditions.
14.2 The Company does not exclude its liability (if any) to the Customer for:
14.2.1 For breach of the Company’s obligations arising under section 12 Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 Sale and Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982;
14.2.2 For personal injury or death resulting from the Company’s negligence;
14.2.3 Under section 2(3) Consumer Protection Act 1987;
14.2.4 For any matter which it would be illegal for the Company to exclude (or to attempt to exclude) its liability; or:
14.2.5 For fraud.
15. PROPER LAW
These Terms and Condition and any Contract shall be governed by and construed according to the law of England and the Customer submits to the jurisdiction of the English courts. These Terms and Conditions will prevail over any conditions that shall be issued by the customer. Customers should not rely on any representations made by staff of the Company as they do not form part of the Contract or collateral contract.
16. CUSTOMERS DEALING AS CONSUMERS
Where a Customer ‘deals as a consumer’ as defined in Section 12(1) of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (as amended) these Terms and Conditions are subject to the Consumer’s statutory rights, including but not limited to the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000. The Company shall in no way be entitled to exclude or limit such statutory rights.
17. COLOUR REPRODUCTION
Our designers take great care when publishing this catalogue, however the limitations of printing may mean slight variation in the colour shown.
18. FINANCE OPTION
All Finance options included in this catalogue are arranged through our finance partners Cantora Leasing Services Ltd., The Office, 54 Friday Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1AH. Prices published in this catalogue represent an offer to the Customer based upon indicative prices and are subject to the completion of a detailed application for each and every loan. Finance options are also available for other equipment/furniture in this catalogue subject to quotation.
19. COMPANY DETAILS
Trading as: Countrywide Healthcare Supplies Ltd.
Countrywide House, Springvale Road, Park Springs, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, S72 7BA