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Terms & Conditions

    Interpretation

        The definitions and rules of interpretation in this condition shall apply in these conditions.

        You, Your: the person, firm or company who purchases the Products from us

        We, Our, Us, Star Wedding Ring: Star Wedding Ring Limited

        Conditions: these terms and conditions of sale.

        Contract: any contract between us and you for the sale and purchase of the Products which shall incorporate these conditions.

        Contract Price: the price as set out in condition 7.

        Delivery Point: the place where delivery of the Products is to take place under condition 4.

        Products: any products agreed in the Contract to be supplied to you by us (including any part or parts of them).

        A reference to a particular law is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being taking account of any amendment, extension, application or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it.

        Words in the singular include the plural and in the plural include the singular.

        A reference to one gender includes a reference to the other gender.

        Condition headings do not affect the interpretation of these conditions.

    Application of Terms

        Subject to any variation in accordance with condition 2.3 the Contract shall be on these Conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which you purport to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document).

        No terms or conditions endorsed on, delivered with or contained in your purchase order, confirmation of order, specification, catalogue or other document shall form part of the Contract simply as a result of such document being referred to in the Contract.

        These Conditions apply to all sales by us and any variation to these Conditions and any representations about the Products shall have no effect unless expressly agreed in writing and signed by a Director of Star Wedding Rings. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of Star Wedding Ring which is not set out in the Contract. Nothing in these Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

        Each order or acceptance of a quotation for Products (whether set out in our catalogue or otherwise) by you shall be deemed to be an offer by you to buy Products from us subject to these Conditions.

        No order placed by you shall be deemed to be accepted by us until a written acknowledgement of order is issued by us or (if earlier) we deliver the Products to you.

        You shall ensure that the terms of its order and any applicable specification are complete and accurate.

        Any quotation is given on the basis that no Contract shall come into existence until we despatch an acknowledgement of order to you. Any quotation is valid for a period of 7 days only from its date, provided that we have not previously withdrawn it.

    Description

        The quantity and description of the Products shall be as set out in our quotation or acknowledgement of order.

        All samples, drawings, descriptive matter, specifications and advertising issued by us and any descriptions or illustrations contained in our catalogues brochures or website are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Products described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract and this is not a sale by sample.

    Delivery

        Unless we otherwise agreed in writing, delivery of the Products shall take place at our place of business.

        You shall take delivery of the Products within 5 days of us giving you notice that the Products are ready for delivery.

        Any dates specified by us for delivery of the Products are intended to be an estimate and time for delivery shall not be made of the essence by notice. If no dates are so specified, delivery shall be within a reasonable time.

        Subject to the other provisions of these Conditions we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (including, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and similar loss), costs, damages, charges or expenses caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the delivery of the Products (even if caused by our negligence), nor shall any delay entitle you to terminate or rescind the Contract unless such delay exceeds 180 days.

        If for any reason you fail to accept delivery of any of the Products when they are ready for delivery, or we are unable to deliver the Products on time because you have not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licences or authorisations:

            risk in the Products shall pass to you (including for loss or damage caused by our negligence);

            the Products shall be deemed to have been delivered; and

            we may store the Products until delivery, whereupon you shall be liable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance).

        We may deliver the Products by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions of the Contract.

        Each instalment shall be a separate Contract and no cancellation or termination of any one Contract relating to an instalment shall entitle you to repudiate or cancel any other Contract or instalment.

    Non-Delivery

        The quantity of any consignment of Products as recorded by us on despatch from our place of business shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by you on delivery unless you can provide conclusive evidence proving the contrary.

        We shall not be liable for any non-delivery of Products (even if caused by our negligence) unless you give us written notice of the non-delivery within 3 days of the date when the Products would in the ordinary course of events have been received.

        Any liability of us for non-delivery of the Products shall be limited to replacing the Products within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro rata Contract rate against any invoice raised for such Products.

    Risk/Title

        The Products are at your risk from the time of delivery.

        Ownership of the Products shall not pass to you until we have received in full (in cash or cleared funds) all sums due to it in respect of:

            the Products; and

            all other sums which are or which become due to us from you on any account.

        Until ownership of the Products has passed to you, you shall:

            hold the Products on a fiduciary basis as our bailee;

            store the Products (at no cost to us) separately from all your other products or any third party’s products in such a way that they remain readily identifiable as our property;

            not destroy, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Products; and

            maintain the Products in satisfactory condition and keep them insured on our behalf for their full price against all risks to our reasonable satisfaction. On request you shall produce the policy of insurance to us.

        You may resell the Products before ownership has passed to it solely on the following conditions:

            any sale shall be effected in the ordinary course of your business at full market value; and

            any such sale shall be a sale of our property on your own behalf and you shall deal as principal when making such a sale.

        Your right to possession of the Products shall terminate immediately if:

            you have a bankruptcy order made against you or make an arrangement or composition with your creditors, or otherwise take the benefit of any statutory provision for the time being in force for the relief of insolvent debtors, or (being a body corporate) convene a meeting of creditors (whether formal or informal), or enter into liquidation (whether voluntary or compulsory) except a solvent voluntary liquidation for the purpose only of reconstruction or amalgamation, or have a receiver and/or manager, administrator or administrative receiver appointed of your undertaking or any part thereof, or documents are filed with the court for the appointment of an administrator of you or notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by you or your directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in paragraph 14 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986), or a resolution is passed or a petition presented to any court for your winding-up or for the granting of an administration order in respect of you, or any proceedings are commenced relating to your insolvency or possible insolvency; or

            you suffer or allow any execution, whether legal or equitable, to be levied on your property or obtained against you, or fail to observe or perform any of your obligations under the Contract or any other contract between us and you, or are unable to pay your debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or you ceases to trade; or

            you encumber or in any way charge any of the Products.

        We shall be entitled to recover payment for the Products notwithstanding that ownership of any of the Products has not passed from us.

        You grant us, our agents and employees an irrevocable licence at any time to enter any premises where the Products are or may be stored in order to inspect them, or, where your right to possession has terminated, to recover them.

        Where we are unable to determine whether any products are the Products in respect of which your right to possession has terminated, you shall be deemed to have sold all Products of the kind sold by us to you in the order in which they were invoiced to you.

        On termination of the Contract, howsoever caused, our (but not your) rights contained in this condition 6 shall remain in effect.

    Price

        The price for the Products shall be the amount stated in your offer to purchase the Products, whether by acceptance of a quotation or otherwise, once the offer has been accepted by us.

        The price for the Products shall be exclusive of any value added tax and all costs or charges in relation to packaging, loading, unloading, carriage and insurance, all of which amounts you shall pay in addition when you are due to pay for the Products.

    Payment

        Subject to condition 8.3, payment of the price for the Products is due in pounds sterling 30 days following invoice date.

        Time for payment shall be of the essence.

        No payment shall be deemed to have been received until we have received cleared funds.

        All payments payable to us under the Contract shall become due immediately on its termination despite any other provision.

        You shall make all payments due under the Contract in full without any deduction whether by way of set-off, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise unless you have a valid court order requiring an amount equal to such deduction to be paid by us to you.

        If you fail to pay us any sum due pursuant to the Contract, you shall be liable to pay interest to us on such sum from the due date for payment at the annual rate of 4% above the base lending rate from time to time of Lloyds TSB, accruing on a daily basis until payment is made, whether before or after any judgment.

    Quality

        Where we are not the manufacturer of the Products, we shall endeavour to transfer to you the benefit of any warranty or guarantee given to us.

        We warrant that (subject to the other provisions of these Conditions) on delivery and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery, the Products shall be of satisfactory quality within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979;

        We shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty in condition 9.2 unless:

            you give us written notice of the defect, and, if the defect is as a result of damage in transit to the carrier, within 3 days of the time when you discover or ought to have discovered the defect; and

            we are given a reasonable opportunity after receiving the notice of examining such Products and you (if asked to do so by us) return such Products to our place of business at our cost for the examination to take place there.

        We shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty in condition 9.2 if:

            you make any further use of such Products after giving such notice; or

            the defect arises because you failed to follow our oral or written instructions as to the storage or maintenance of the Products or (if there are none) good trade practice; or

            you alter or repair such Products without our written consent.

        Subject to condition 9.3 and condition 9.4, if any of the Products do not conform with the warranty in condition 9.2 we shall at our option repair or replace such Products (or the defective part) or refund the price of such Products at the pro rata Contract rate provided that, if we so request, you shall, at our expense, return the Products or the part of such Products which is defective to us.

        If we comply with condition 9.5 we shall have no further liability for a breach of the warranty in condition 9.2 in respect of such Products.

        Any Products replaced shall belong to us and any repaired or replacement Products shall be guaranteed on these terms for the unexpired portion of the 12 month period.

    Intellectual Property

        We authorise you to use our trade marks on or in relation to the Products for the purposes only of exercising your right to re-sell.

        You shall refer to and use any of our trade marks only in such a manner as may be from time to time approved by us and any such reference or use shall be accompanied by a statement in a form approved by us that the mark is our trade mark (or registered trade mark).

        You must not:

            alter, remove or tamper with any trade marks, numbers, or other means of identification used on or in relation to the Products;

            use any of our trade marks in any way that might prejudice their distinctiveness or validity or our goodwill in them;

            use in relation to the Products any trade marks other than our trade marks without obtaining our prior written consent; or

            use any trade marks or trade names so resembling our trade marks or trade names as to be likely to cause confusion or deception.

        Except as provided in clause 11.1 you shall have no rights in respect of any trade names or trade marks used by us in relation to the Products or the goodwill associated with them. You acknowledge that except as expressly provided in the Contract you will not acquire any rights in respect of such rights and goodwill and that they are, and shall remain, vested in Star Wedding Ring.

        You must, at our expense, take all such steps as we may reasonably require to assist us in maintaining the validity and enforceability of our intellectual property during the term of this agreement.

        You must not do or authorise any third party to do any act that would or might invalidate or be inconsistent with our intellectual property, and must not omit to do any act that, by its omission, would have that effect or character, or authorise any third party to omit to do any such act.

        You must promptly and fully notify us of any actual, threatened or suspected infringement of our intellectual property that comes to your notice, and of any claim by any third party coming to your notice that the Products infringe any rights of any other person. You must at our request and expense do all such things as may be reasonably required to assist us in taking or resisting any proceedings in relation to any such infringement or claim.

        We shall have the conduct of all proceedings relating to our trade marks or any other intellectual property rights and shall in our sole discretion decide what action, if any, to take in respect of any infringement or alleged infringement of or by the trade marks or other intellectual property rights. You must at our request and expense co-operate with us in any action, claim or proceedings brought or threatened in respect of our intellectual property rights subject to your reasonable and properly incurred costs, including reasonable legal expenses, being reimbursed by us.

    Confidentiality

        Except as provided by clauses 12.2 and 12.3, you must at all times during the continuance of the Contract and after its termination use your best endeavours to keep all restricted information (as defined below) confidential and accordingly must not:

            disclose any restricted information to any other person, or

            use any restricted information for any purpose other than the performance of your obligations under the Contract.

        References to 'restricted information' are references to any information disclosed to you by us pursuant to or in connection with the Contract (including, but not limited to, all supporting materials supplied by us to you including, but not limited to, catalogues, crystal colour charts and plating charts) whether orally or in writing and whether or not it is expressly stated to be confidential or marked as such.

        Any restricted information may be disclosed by you to:

            any customers or prospective customers,

            any governmental or other authority or regulatory body, or

            any of your employees or any employees of any of the aforementioned persons,

            but only to the extent necessary for the purposes contemplated by the Contract or as is required by law, and subject in each case to you using his best endeavours to ensure that the person in question keeps the information confidential and does not use it except for the purposes for which the disclosure is made.

        Any restricted information may be used by you for any purpose, or disclosed by you to any other person, to the extent only that:

            it is at the time of use or disclosure public knowledge through no fault of you, or

            it can be shown by you to our reasonable satisfaction to have been known to you before it was disclosed to you by us, provided that you must not disclose any restricted information that is not public knowledge.

        In the event that the Contract is terminated for whatever reason, you shall return all restricted information to us immediately.

    Limitation of Liability

        Subject to condition 4, condition 5 and condition 9, the following provisions set out our entire financial liability (including any liability for the acts or omissions of its employees, agents and sub-contractors) to you in respect of:

            any breach of these Conditions;

            any use made or resale by you of any of the Products, or of any product incorporating any of the Products; and

            any representation, statement or tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with the Contract.

        All warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law (save for the conditions implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979) are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

        Nothing in these conditions excludes or limits our liability:

            for death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or

            under section 2(3), Consumer Protection Act 1987; or

            for any matter which it would be unlawful for us to exclude or attempt to exclude our liability; or

            for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

        Subject to condition 13.2 and condition 13.3:

            our total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to the Contract Price; and

            we shall not be liable to you for loss of profit, loss of business, or depletion of goodwill in each case whether direct, indirect or consequential.

    Assignment

        We may assign the Contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company.

        You shall not be entitled to assign the Contract or any part of it without our prior written consent.

    Force Majeure

 

    We reserve the right to defer the date of delivery or to cancel the Contract or reduce the volume of the Products ordered by you (without liability to you) if we are prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of our business due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God, governmental actions, war or national emergency, acts of terrorism, protests, riot, civil commotion, fire, explosion, flood, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labour disputes (whether or not relating to either party's workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials, provided that, if the event in question continues for a continuous period in excess of 180 days, you shall be entitled to give notice in writing to usto terminate the Contract.

    General

        Each of our rights or remedies under the Contract is without prejudice to any other of our rights or remedies whether under the Contract or not.

        If any provision of the Contract is found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable it shall to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness be deemed severable and the remaining provisions of the Contract and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect.

        Failure or delay by us in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the Contract shall not be construed as a waiver of any of our rights under the Contract.

        Any waiver by us of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Contract by you shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other terms of the Contract.

        The parties to the Contract do not intend that any term of the Contract shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.

        The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects of the Contract shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

    Communications

        All communications between the parties about the Contract shall be in writing and delivered by hand or sent by pre-paid first class post

            (in case of communications to us) to our registered office or such changed address as shall be notified to you by us; or

            (in the case of the communications to you) to the registered office of the addressee (if a company) or (in any other case) to any address linked with you set out in any document which forms part of the Contract or such other address as shall be notified to us by you.

        Communications shall be deemed to have been received:

            if sent by pre-paid first class post, two days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank and public holidays) after posting (exclusive of the day of posting); or

         

        Communications addressed to us shall be marked for the attention of Legal Department.