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GENERAL TERMS OF SALE FOR GOODS AND SERVICES
14 May 2020
YOUR CONTRACT WITH US
We shall only contract with the customer (you) on and these Terms and Conditions unless you have entered into an agreement for an open account, repair and or maintenance /service agreement or any other agreement with us. If there is a conflict between the Terms and Conditions of the open account, repair and or maintenance /service agreement or any other agreement and these Terms and Conditions the Terms and Conditions of the other agreement will prevail. All orders placed by you will be deemed to be placed subject to these Terms.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us and no other statements, representations or terms form part of it unless they are reduced to writing and signed by both parties Authorised Signatories.
Any tender or quotation given by us will comprise an invitation to accept and in any event is valid for a period of 30 days only from the date of its issue, unless otherwise stated in the tender or quotation. Any order issued by you is subject to acceptance by us and no order submitted by you shall be deemed to be accepted by us unless and until confirmed in writing by an Authorised Signatory. Each order or acceptance of the quotation for Goods by you from us shall be deemed to be an offer by you to buy the Goods subject to these conditions.
We may withdraw any quotation or tender at any time before it is incorporated into a Contract.
We shall not be obliged to accept any order given by you.
Any order given by you which has been accepted by us shall be irrevocable and may not be cancelled by you except where expressly agreed by an Authorised Signatory at our absolute discretion, then only on the terms that you will indemnify us fully against all loss (including loss of profit), costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges and expenses incurred by us as a result of such cancellation..
The price of the Goods shall be our quoted price or, where no price has been quoted (or a quoted price is no longer valid), the price prevailing at the date of delivery.
Unless otherwise stated all prices quoted are as delivered to the authorised Scania dealer or workshop ex works exclusive of VAT, and all costs or charges in relation to packaging, loading, unloading, carriage and insurance, all of which amounts you shall pay in addition when it is due to pay for the Goods.
We reserve the right at any time prior to delivery of the Goods (or any instalment), to increase the price to take into account:
increases in our supplier's prices;
any change in delivery dates, quantities or specification for the Goods which is requested by you;
any other increase in cost to us for any reason beyond our control.
We shall require a deposit from you (unless by exceptional prior agreement) of a proportion of the price to be paid. We shall be entitled to retain this deposit in partial payment of any sums due where an order is cancelled by you without cause. If our costs exceed the deposit you will reimburse this excess on demand
TERMS OF PAYMENT
Save for an open account, repair and or maintenance and or service accounts the price of all Goods shall be due and payable by you in cleared funds not later than the day prior to the date of delivery unless otherwise agreed by an Authorised Signatory. Payments by credit card or otherwise incur a handling or other charge that we may recover from you.
If you fail to make any payment on the due date then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us, we shall be entitled to:
cancel the Contract forthwith or suspend any further deliveries of the Goods;
appropriate any payment made by you to such of the Goods or Services (or the goods or services supplied under any other contract between you and us) as we may think fit;
at any time, at our discretion, demand security for payment before continuing with the Contract or delivering any Goods;
charge you interest at 4 per cent per annum above First National Bank prime interest rate for the time being on the amount unpaid, such interest being deemed to accrue on a day to day basis from the due date for payment until payment in full is made; and/or suspend our performance of all or any of our contractual obligations under or in connection with any other contract with you. You shall have no right to set off any sums due to us in respect of any claim which you have against us.
We shall be entitled to retain possession of any of your Goods (whether new or used vehicles, parts or otherwise) against payment of any sums due to us on any of your accounts and whether relating to sales of vehicles, parts or services.
DELIVERY OF THE GOODS AND THE BUYER'S TRANSPORT COSTS
Unless otherwise confirmed by an Authorised Signatory delivery of the Goods will be deemed to be delivered when the Goods leave our premises whether the goods have been collected by you or on your behalf or the Goods have been delivered to you by us or on our behalf. We may agree to deliver to you or your nominated bodybuilder or specialist supplier.
Any date or dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and we shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods or failure to make them ready for collection on such dates. The Goods may be delivered by us in advance of the quoted delivery date upon giving reasonable notice to you and part deliveries are allowed. If you fail to take delivery of the Goods then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us, we may:
store the Goods until actual delivery and charge you for the reasonable storage fees including insurance; or
sell the Goods at a reasonable price and (after deducting all reasonable costs incurred including storage, insurance and selling expenses) account to you for any excess over the price already paid by you under the Contract or charge you for any shortfall below the price payable by you under the Contract.
RISK AND OWNERSHIP
Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to you when:
we notify you that the Goods are available for collection in the case of Goods which are to be delivered at our premises; or
in the case of Goods we have agreed to deliver other than at our premises, at the time of delivery or, if you wrongfully fail to take delivery of the Goods, the time when we tender delivery of the Goods, or
such other time agreed in advance in writing by an Authorised Signatory.
Ownership in the Goods shall not pass to you until payment in full is received by us for the Goods.
Ownership shall not pass to you if there are any amounts outstanding on any account from you to us.
In the case of new Vehicles you may not under any circumstances sell or otherwise dispose of or encumber the Vehicles prior to full payment unless with prior written agreement of an Authorised Signatory. Until ownership in and to the Goods passes to you, you shall:
hold the Goods on our behalf;
keep the Goods properly stored and protected separate and distinct from all other property and comprehensively insure the Goods with a reputable insurance company for their full replacement value.
We (including our representatives, agents and employees) are irrevocably authorised by you at any time to enter upon any of your premises or those of any third party where the Goods are stored, using reasonable force in the case of urgency for the purpose of repossessing, removing and if necessary dismantling such Goods for the purposes of removal.
Customer Property: Any customer Goods including vehicles left with us remain at your risk apart from damage or loss arising from our gross negligence.
INSPECTION / SHORTAGES
You are under a duty to inspect the Goods on delivery to your premises or on collection.
We shall be under no liability for any shortages in the Goods at the time of delivery that would be apparent on careful inspection (whether or not such inspection has been carried out) and in any event will be under no liability if a written complaint is not delivered to us within 2 working days of delivery detailing the alleged shortage.
WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
We will be under no liability to you for any loss or damage of any kind however caused whether consequential, financial, loss of profit or opportunity or otherwise. All conditions, warranties and stipulations express or implied statutory customary or otherwise are hereby expressly excluded.
If you provide the specification or nominate the supplier of bodywork, equipment or other adaptations to Goods then we shall not be liable for any issues arising from this, including Type Approval requirements, performance, delays or otherwise. We shall remain responsible for the aspects of the order other than your specification or nomination in accordance with these terms. For product performance or other issues arising from your specification or nomination we shall provide all reasonable assistance in pursuing warranties from suppliers. This shall be the extent of our liability to you.
You should remove all personal items from the vehicle when bringing it in for service and we shall have no responsibility for loss of or damage to such items except in consumer transactions and then only when this is caused by gross negligence on our part. Where a vehicle is being repaired following recovery it is your responsibility to remove or otherwise secure the vehicle’s load including trailers and equipment and we shall have no liability for any loss or damage to such items whilst the vehicle is under our control.
You will pay for any work that we do to, or Goods we supply in respect of your vehicle ordered by the driver of the vehicle or any person whom we reasonably believe has your authority to place such an order.
We shall be entitled to allow the vehicle to be collected on your behalf by any person whom we reasonably believe has your authority to do so and we shall not be liable for any loss of or damage to the vehicle in such circumstances.
You authorise us to drive the vehicle on the road or elsewhere in connection with any testing or taking the vehicle to coach builders or specialists or otherwise in connection with the carrying out of the servicing/repair.
We shall not be liable to you or deemed to be in breach of the Contract by any delay in performing or failure to perform any of our obligations in relation to the Goods arising from any cause beyond our reasonable control.
If we are unable to perform our obligations under the Contract due to a cause beyond our reasonable control our obligations are suspended. If our inability to perform our obligations under the Contract due to a cause beyond our reasonable control continues for six months then either you or we may give written notice without liability to the other to terminate any unperformed element of the Contract.
SALES PROMOTION DOCUMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Whilst we try to take every precaution in the preparation of our catalogues, technical circulars, price lists, illustrations drawings and other literature these documents are for your general guidance only and the particulars contained in them shall not constitute representations by us and we shall not be bound by them.
No dimensions, details, statements or other information as to capacity, output or power specified or contained in the drawings, catalogues, shipping specifications, photographs or other documents or illustrations shall be treated as binding upon us unless we have expressly agreed otherwise in writing signed by an Authorised Signatory. We reserve the right to make such changes in the specification of the Goods and/or the design of or material used in the Goods as may be required to conform with any applicable safety or other statutory requirements or which in our opinion will be an improvement to the Goods, or which do not materially affect their quality or performance or which are otherwise required due to any cause beyond our reasonable control.
You hereby give consent to us and the SCANIA GROUP COMPANIES to process your data relating to you in your capacity as recipient of services as well as personal data and operational data, save for data which we and SCANIA GROUP COMPANIES have created or generated itself.
The Company may collect data in a lawful manner, live or stored, relating to Goods. We may process any data in order to provide statistical analysis, promotion, product evaluation, advice, marketing or for other purposes. We may provide this information to suppliers, group companies or other parties in the distribution chain from time to time.
If you have access to or provide any such data as referred to above which may be personal data you warrant that you will comply with all laws, regulations or other legal requirements relevant to personal data. You will ensure that you have obtained all requisite consents to the processing of such personal data. You will indemnify us in full for all losses and costs arising from any breach of this warranty and for any other unlawful transmission of data. You may notify us in writing if you do not wish vehicle information to be used by us at info@scania .co.za.
The full terms and conditions of the data processing and protection are available on www.scania.co.za
TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION OF THE CONTRACT
We shall be entitled by notice in writing to forthwith terminate the Contract if you are in breach of the Contract alternatively suspend our performance of the Contract upon any breach of the Contract by you until such breach is remedied to our satisfaction.
Any notice to be given or required or permitted to be given by either party to the other under the Contract or these Terms shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if sent or delivered to the party concerned at its registered office, by hand or such other address as that party may from time to time notify in writing.
If any provision of the Contract or these Terms shall be found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision shall not affect the other provisions of the Contract or these Terms as applicable.
You may not assign, subcontract, delegate or sub-licence the Contract or any of your rights or obligations under the Contract without our prior consent in writing. We may assign, subcontract, delegate or sub-licence part or whole of a Contract to any of our group companies or member of our dealer network.
We value and protect our brand, image and intellectual property. Nothing in these terms or any supply to you grants any ownership or rights over such assets beyond any legal minimum rights essential to the use of any Goods.
Our rights shall not be prejudiced or restricted by any indulgence by us to you and no waiver by us in respect of any breach of the Contract or these Terms shall operate as a waiver in respect of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
Irrespective of where the Goods are delivered the validity construction and performance of the Contract and these Terms shall be governed by the South African Law. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of any competent Court.
Should any action be instituted against you, you will be liable to pay our cost on the scale as between attorney and client.