Terms & Conditions of Trade
“Slingshot Converters” means Philip Hayden McGrath & Keith David Osborne ATF The ASNU Unit Trust T/A ASNU Transmission Products and Converter Repair Service, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Philip Hayden McGrath & Keith David Osborne ATF The ASNU Unit Trust T/A Slingshot Converters, ASNU Transmission Products and Converter Repair Services.
“Client” means the person/s buying the Goods as specified in any invoice, document or order, and if there is more than one Client is a reference to each Client jointly and severally.
“Goods” means all Goods or Services supplied by Slingshot Converters to the Client at the Client’s request from time to time (where the context so permits the terms ‘Goods’ or ‘Services’ shall be interchangeable for the other).
“Price” means the Price payable for the Goods as agreed between Slingshot Converters and the Client in accordance with clause 4 below.
The Client is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Client places an order for or accepts delivery of the Goods.
These terms and conditions may only be amended with Slingshot Converters’s consent in writing and shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with any other document or agreement between the Client and Slingshot Converters.
None of Slingshot Converters’ agents or representatives are authorised to make any representations, statements, conditions or agreements not expressed by Slingshot Converters in writing nor is Slingshot Converters bound by any such unauthorised statements.
Change in Control
The Client shall give Slingshot Converters not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Client and/or any other change in the Client’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Client’s name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, or business practice). The Client shall be liable for any loss incurred by Slingshot Converters as a result of the Client’s failure to comply with this clause.
Price and Payment
At Slingshot Converters’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:
as indicated on any invoice provided by Slingshot Converters to the Client; or
the Price as at the date of delivery of the Goods according to Slingshot Converters’s current price list; or
Slingshot Converters’s quoted price (subject to clause 4.2) which will be valid for the period stated in the quotation or otherwise for a period of thirty (30) days.
Slingshot Converters reserves the right to change the Price:
in the event that the Client requests a variation to Slingshot Converters’s quotation; or
where due to increases to Slingshot Converters in the cost of materials, and where such materials are acquired specifically for the Client this shall include additional freights costs, customs charges and foreign exchange fluctuations.
At Slingshot Converters’s sole discretion a non-refundable deposit may be required.
Time for payment for the Goods being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Client on the date/s determined by Slingshot Converters, which may be:
on delivery of the Goods;
before delivery of the Goods;
by way of instalments/progress payments in accordance with Slingshot Converters’s payment schedule;
either fourteen (14) or thirty (30) days following the date of the invoice, the agreed payment terms for approved credit account holders;
the date specified on any invoice or other form as being the date for payment; or
failing any notice to the contrary, the date which is seven (7) days following the date of any invoice given to the Client by Slingshot Converters.
Payment may be made by cash, cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, credit card (plus a surcharge of up to two and a half percent (2.5%) of the Price), or by any other method as agreed to between the Client and Slingshot Converters.
Unless otherwise stated the Price does include GST. The Client must pay GST, without deduction or set off of any other amounts, at the same time and on the same basis as the Client pays the Price. In addition the Client must pay any other taxes and duties that may be applicable in addition to the Price except where they are expressly included in the Price.
Delivery of Goods
Delivery (“Delivery”) of the Goods is taken to occur at the time that:
the Client or the Client’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Goods at Slingshot Converters’s address; or
Slingshot Converters (or Slingshot Converters’s nominated carrier) delivers the Goods to the Client’s nominated address even if the Client is not present at the address.
At Slingshot Converters’s sole discretion the cost of delivery is either included in the Price or is in addition to the Price.
The Client must take delivery by receipt or collection of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Client is unable to take delivery of the Goods as arranged then Slingshot Converters shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery and/or storage.
Slingshot Converters may deliver the Goods in separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.
Any time or date given by Slingshot Converters to the Client is an estimate only. The Client must still accept delivery of the Goods even if late and Slingshot Converters will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Client as a result of the delivery being late.
Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods passes to the Client on Delivery and the Client must insure the Goods on or before Delivery.
If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Client, Slingshot Converters is entitled to receive all insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by Slingshot Converters is sufficient evidence of Slingshot Converters’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with Slingshot Converters to make further enquiries.
If the Client requests Slingshot Converters to leave Goods outside Slingshot Converters’s premises for collection or to deliver the Goods to an unattended location then such Goods shall be left at the Client’s sole risk.
Slingshot Converters and the Client agree that ownership of the Goods shall not pass until:
the Client has paid Slingshot Converters all amounts owing to Slingshot Converters; and
the Client has met all of its other obligations to Slingshot Converters.
Receipt by Slingshot Converters of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised.
It is further agreed that:
until ownership of the Goods passes to the Client in accordance with clause 7.1 that the Client is only a bailee of the Goods and must return the Goods to Slingshot Converters on request.
the Client holds the benefit of the Client’s insurance of the Goods on trust for Slingshot Converters and must pay to Slingshot Converters the proceeds of any insurance in the event of the Goods being lost, damaged or destroyed.
the Client must not sell, dispose, or otherwise part with possession of the Goods other than in the ordinary course of business and for market value. If the Client sells, disposes or parts with possession of the Goods then the Client must hold the proceeds of any such act on trust for Slingshot Converters and must pay or deliver the proceeds to Slingshot Converters on demand.
the Client should not convert or process the Goods or intermix them with other goods but if the Client does so then the Client holds the resulting product on trust for the benefit of Slingshot Converters and must sell, dispose of or return the resulting product to Slingshot Converters as it so directs.
the Client irrevocably authorises Slingshot Converters to enter any premises where Slingshot Converters believes the Goods are kept and recover possession of the Goods.
Slingshot Converters may recover possession of any Goods in transit whether or not delivery has occurred.
the Client shall not charge or grant an encumbrance over the Goods nor grant nor otherwise give away any interest in the Goods while they remain the property of Slingshot Converters.
Slingshot Converters may commence proceedings to recover the Price of the Goods sold notwithstanding that ownership of the Goods has not passed to the Client.
Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“PPSA”)
In this clause financing statement, financing change statement, security agreement, and security interest has the meaning given to it by the PPSA.
Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Client acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA and creates a security interest in all Goods that have previously been supplied and that will be supplied in the future by Slingshot Converters to the Client.
The Client undertakes to:
promptly sign any further documents and/or provide any further information (such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects) which Slingshot Converters may reasonably require to;
register a financing statement or financing change statement in relation to a security interest on the Personal Property Securities Register;
register any other document required to be registered by the PPSA; or
correct a defect in a statement referred to in clause 8.3(a)(i) or 8.3(a)(ii);
indemnify, and upon demand reimburse, Slingshot Converters for all expenses incurred in registering a financing statement or financing change statement on the Personal Property Securities Register established by the PPSA or releasing any Goods charged thereby;
not register a financing change statement in respect of a security interest without the prior written consent of Slingshot Converters;
not register, or permit to be registered, a financing statement or a financing change statement in relation to the Goods in favour of a third party without the prior written consent of Slingshot Converters;
immediately advise Slingshot Converters of any material change in its business practices of selling the Goods which would result in a change in the nature of proceeds derived from such sales.
Slingshot Converters and the Client agree that sections 96, 115 and 125 of the PPSA do not apply to the security agreement created by these terms and conditions.
The Client waives their rights to receive notices under sections 95, 118, 121(4), 130, 132(3)(d) and 132(4) of the PPSA.
The Client waives their rights as a grantor and/or a debtor under sections 142 and 143 of the PPSA.
Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Slingshot Converters, the Client waives their right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 157 of the PPSA.
The Client must unconditionally ratify any actions taken by Slingshot Converters under clauses 8.3 to 8.5.
Subject to any express provisions to the contrary nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any of the provisions of the PPSA.
Security and Charge
In consideration of Slingshot Converters agreeing to supply the Goods, the Client charges all of its rights, title and interest (whether joint or several) in any land, realty or other assets capable of being charged, owned by the Client either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the Client of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).
The Client indemnifies Slingshot Converters from and against all Slingshot Converters’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis incurred in exercising Slingshot Converters’s rights under this clause.
The Client irrevocably appoints Slingshot Converters and each director of Slingshot Converters as the Client’s true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 9 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Client’s behalf.
Defects, Warranties and Returns, Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)
The Client must inspect the Goods on delivery and must within seven (7) days of delivery notify Slingshot Converters in writing of any evident defect/damage, shortage in quantity, or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Client must notify any other alleged defect in the Goods as soon as reasonably possible after any such defect becomes evident. Upon such notification the Client must allow Slingshot Converters to inspect the Goods.
Under applicable State, Territory and Commonwealth Law (including, without limitation the CCA), certain statutory implied guarantees and warranties (including, without limitation the statutory guarantees under the CCA) may be implied into these terms and conditions (Non-Excluded Guarantees).
Slingshot Converters acknowledges that nothing in these terms and conditions purports to modify or exclude the Non-Excluded Guarantees.
Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions or in respect of the Non-Excluded Guarantees, Slingshot Converters makes no warranties or other representations under these terms and conditions including but not limited to the quality or suitability of the Goods. Slingshot Converters’s liability in respect of these warranties is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
If the Client is a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, Slingshot Converters’s liability is limited to the extent permitted by section 64A of Schedule 2.
If Slingshot Converters is required to replace the Goods under this clause or the CCA, but is unable to do so, Slingshot Converters may refund any money the Client has paid for the Goods.
If the Client is not a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, Slingshot Converters’s liability for any defect or damage in the Goods is:
limited to the value of any express warranty or warranty card provided to the Client by Slingshot Converters at Slingshot Converters’s sole discretion;
limited to any warranty to which Slingshot Converters is entitled, if Slingshot Converters did not manufacture the Goods;
otherwise negated absolutely.
Subject to this clause 10, returns will only be accepted provided that:
the Client has complied with the provisions of clause 10.1; and
Slingshot Converters has agreed that the Goods are defective; and
the Goods are returned within a reasonable time at the Client’s cost (if that cost is not significant); and
the Goods are returned in as close a condition to that in which they were delivered as is possible.
Notwithstanding clauses 10.1 to 10.8 but subject to the CCA, Slingshot Converters shall not be liable for any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise as a result of:
the Client failing to properly maintain or store any Goods;
where correct installation, as per industry standards and guidelines is effected however, damage is caused by the failure of associated components or Client’s use of incorrect oils or lubricants;
the Client using the Goods for any purpose other than that for which they were designed;
the Client continuing the use of any Goods after any defect became apparent or should have become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user;
the Client failing to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by Slingshot Converters;
fair wear and tear, any accident, or act of God.
In the case of second hand Goods, unless the Client is a consumer under the CCA, the Client acknowledges that it has had full opportunity to inspect the second hand Goods prior to delivery and accepts them with all faults and that to the extent permitted by law no warranty is given by Slingshot Converters as to the quality or suitability for any purpose and any implied warranty, statutory or otherwise, is expressly excluded. The Client acknowledges and agrees that Slingshot Converters has agreed to provide the Client with the second hand Goods and calculated the Price of the second hand Goods in reliance of this clause 10.10.
Slingshot Converters may in its absolute discretion accept non-defective Goods for return in which case Slingshot Converters may require the Client to pay handling fees of up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the value of the returned Goods plus any freight costs.
Notwithstanding anything contained in this clause if Slingshot Converters is required by a law to accept a return then Slingshot Converters will only accept a return on the conditions imposed by that law.
Where Slingshot Converters has designed, drawn or developed Goods for the Client, then the copyright in any designs and drawings and documents shall remain the property of Slingshot Converters.
The Client warrants that all designs, specifications or instructions given to Slingshot Converters will not cause Slingshot Converters to infringe any patent, registered design or trademark in the execution of the Client’s order and the Client agrees to indemnify Slingshot Converters against any action taken by a third party against Slingshot Converters in respect of any such infringement.
The Client agrees that Slingshot Converters may (at no cost) use for the purposes of marketing or entry into any competition, any documents, designs, drawings or Goods which Slingshot Converters has created for the Client.
Default and Consequences of Default
Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due, until the date of payment, at a rate of two and a half percent (2.5%) per calendar month (and at Slingshot Converters’s sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.
If the Client owes Slingshot Converters any money the Client shall indemnify Slingshot Converters from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by Slingshot Converters in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, Slingshot Converters’s collection agency costs, and bank dishonour fees).
Without prejudice to any other remedies Slingshot Converters may have, if at any time the Client is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions Slingshot Converters may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Client. Slingshot Converters will not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage the Client suffers because Slingshot Converters has exercised its rights under this clause.
Without prejudice to Slingshot Converters’s other remedies at law Slingshot Converters shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Client which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to Slingshot Converters shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:
any money payable to Slingshot Converters becomes overdue, or in Slingshot Converters’s opinion the Client will be unable to make a payment when it falls due;
the Client becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Client or any asset of the Client.
Slingshot Converters may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice to the Client. On giving such notice Slingshot Converters shall repay to the Client any money paid by the Client for the Goods. Slingshot Converters shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.
In the event that the Client cancels delivery of Goods the Client shall be liable for any and all loss incurred (whether direct or indirect) by Slingshot Converters as a direct result of the cancellation (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits).
Cancellation of orders for Goods made to the Client’s specifications, or for non-stocklist items, will definitely not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.
Privacy Act 1988
The Client agrees for Slingshot Converters to obtain from a credit reporting body (CRB) a credit report containing personal credit information (e.g. name, address, D.O.B, occupation, previous credit applications, credit history) about the Client in relation to credit provided by Slingshot Converters.
The Client agrees that Slingshot Converters may exchange information about the Client with those credit providers and with related body corporates for the following purposes:
to assess an application by the Client; and/or
to notify other credit providers of a default by the Client; and/or
to exchange information with other credit providers as to the status of this credit account, where the Client is in default with other credit providers; and/or
to assess the creditworthiness of the Client including the Client’s repayment history in the preceding two years.
The Client consents to Slingshot Converters being given a consumer credit report to collect overdue payment on commercial credit.
The Client agrees that personal credit information provided may be used and retained by Slingshot Converters for the following purposes (and for other agreed purposes or required by):
the provision of Goods; and/or
analysing, verifying and/or checking the Client’s credit, payment and/or status in relation to the provision of Goods; and/or
processing of any payment instructions, direct debit facilities and/or credit facilities requested by the Client; and/or
enabling the collection of amounts outstanding in relation to the Goods.
Slingshot Converters may give information about the Client to a CRB for the following purposes:
to obtain a consumer credit report;
allow the CRB to create or maintain a credit information file about the Client including credit history.
The information given to the CRB may include:
personal information as outlined in 14.1 above;
name of the credit provider and that Slingshot Converters is a current credit provider to the Client;
whether the credit provider is a licensee;
type of consumer credit;
details concerning the Client’s application for credit or commercial credit (e.g. date of commencement/termination of the credit account and the amount requested);
advice of consumer credit defaults, overdue accounts, loan repayments or outstanding monies which are overdue by more than sixty (60) days and for which written notice for request of payment has been made and debt recovery action commenced or alternatively that the Client no longer has any overdue accounts and Slingshot Converters has been paid or otherwise discharged and all details surrounding that discharge(e.g. dates of payments);
information that, in the opinion of Slingshot Converters, the Client has committed a serious credit infringement;
advice that the amount of the Client’s overdue payment is equal to or more than one hundred and fifty dollars ($150).
The Client shall have the right to request (by e-mail) from Slingshot Converters:
a copy of the information about the Client retained by Slingshot Converters and the right to request that Slingshot Converters correct any incorrect information; and
that Slingshot Converters does not disclose any personal information about the Client for the purpose of direct marketing.
Slingshot Converters will destroy personal information upon the Client’s request (by e-mail) or if it is no longer required unless it is required in order to fulfil the obligations of this agreement or is required to be maintained and/or stored in accordance with the law.
The Client can make a privacy complaint by contacting Slingshot Converters via e-mail. Slingshot Converters will respond to that complaint within seven (7) days of receipt and will take all reasonable steps to make a decision as to the complaint within thirty (30) days of receipt of the complaint. In the event that the Client is not satisfied with the resolution provided, the Client can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au.
Unpaid Seller’s Rights
Where the Client has left any item with Slingshot Converters for repair, modification, exchange or for Slingshot Converters to perform any other service in relation to the item and Slingshot Converters has not received or been tendered the whole of any moneys owing to it by the Client, Slingshot Converters shall have, until all moneys owing to Slingshot Converters are paid:
a lien on the item; and
the right to retain or sell the item, such sale to be undertaken in accordance with any legislation applicable to the sale or disposal of uncollected goods.
The lien of Slingshot Converters shall continue despite the commencement of proceedings, or judgment for any moneys owing to Slingshot Converters having been obtained against the Client.
The failure by Slingshot Converters to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect Slingshot Converters’s right to subsequently enforce that provision. If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of Queensland in which Slingshot Converters has its principal place of business, and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Brisbane Courts in that state.
Subject to clause 10 Slingshot Converters shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Client for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Client arising out of a breach by Slingshot Converters of these terms and conditions (alternatively Slingshot Converters’s liability shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods).
The Client shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Client by Slingshot Converters nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.
Slingshot Converters may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Client’s consent.
The Client agrees that Slingshot Converters may amend these terms and conditions at any time. If Slingshot Converters makes a change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which Slingshot Converters notifies the Client of such change. The Client will be taken to have accepted such changes if the Client makes a further request for Slingshot Converters to provide Goods to the Client.
Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.
The Client warrants that it has the power to enter into this agreement and has obtained all necessary authorisations to allow it to do so, it is not insolvent and that this agreement creates binding and valid legal obligations on it.