STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
PLEASE NOTE: If you are an individual or a company, CC, partnership, trust or other association of persons which has an annual turnover or asset value below R2 million, you have the rights set out in the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 and certain of these STCs may not apply to you.
1. All goods which you buy from Sycor (Pty) Ltd (“Sycor”, “we” or “us”) are sold to you in accordance with these Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale (“STCs”). By ordering goods from us, you are deemed to have accepted, and agreed to be bound by, these STCs.
2. ORDERS: To order goods from us, you must send us a written order for the goods in a format acceptable to us. We are not bound by your order until we have either accepted your order in writing, accepted a deposit or full payment for the goods, or delivered the goods to you. Once we have accepted your order, you may not cancel your order without our written consent.
3. PRICES: Unless we agree otherwise with you in writing, the price of the goods which you order will be the price of those goods on our price list at the time when we receive your order (excluding any delivery charges, if applicable). The list price of the goods may exclude VAT, which you must pay to us at the applicable rate.
4. We will send you a statement for the amount which you owe us for the goods.
5. PAYMENT: Payment of the amount on our statement must be made in full within 30 days after the date of our statement. We do not accept any risk relating to payments. It is your responsibility to ensure that we receive your payment. Your liability to us will only be discharged when we receive as freely available funds in our bank account the full amount due.
6. INTEREST: We may charge interest on all overdue amounts at the rate of 2% above the published prime rate of interest from time to time of the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, calculated from the due date for payment until the date on which we receive your payment in full.
7. DELIVERY: If we (or our agent) deliver the goods to you, delivery takes place when we begin unloading the goods at the delivery address set out in your order. If you (or your agent) collect the goods from our premises, delivery takes place when you begin loading the goods on collection at our premises.
8. Although we will try to deliver the goods to you by the delivery date requested in your order, we are not bound to do so. We are not liable for any loss or damages of any nature which you may suffer as a result of any delay in the delivery of the goods which you have ordered. You may not cancel an order as a result of any delivery delay. We may deliver the goods to you in more than one instalment.
9. RISK: All risk in, and to, the goods will pass to you on delivery of the goods to you in accordance with these STCs. We retain ownership of all the goods which we supply to you until we receive full payment for those goods, including any delivery or other applicable charges.
10. A delivery note which is signed by you, or on your behalf, is proof that the goods have been delivered to, and accepted, by you in good order and condition.
11. If you fail or refuse to accept delivery of the goods which you have ordered, Sycor may claim from you as damages, payment of the price of the goods which you have not accepted. You agree to indemnify Sycor for any loss or damages which Sycor may suffer as a result of your failure or refusal to accept delivery of the goods.
12. SHORTAGES: Subject to clause 14, you will not have any claim against us for a shortage in the quantity of goods you have ordered unless you notify us in writing of the shortage within 7 days after the date when the goods were delivered to you.
13. DAMAGE AND DEFECTS: Subject to clause 14, you will not have any claim against us for any damage to, or defect in, the goods delivered to you unless you notify us in writing of the damage or defect within 7 days after the date when the goods were delivered to you. We are not liable for any defects of any nature in any goods which you have adapted, changed, used or consumed in any way, or which are sold to you as substandard, rejects or seconds. You may not withhold payment in respect of any goods which you claim are defective.
14. If in our opinion, there is a shortage in the quantity of the goods which have been delivered to you, or the goods delivered are damaged or defective, we may at our election, either replace such goods or refund you the purchase price which you paid for such goods.
15. Subject to the provisions of clauses 12 and 13, all goods which we sell to you are sold VOETSTOOTS.
16. RETURNS POLICY: Except as otherwise provided in these STCs, Goods sold by Sycor cannot be returned without the prior agreement of Sycor. If Sycor agrees to the return of any goods, those goods must be returned at your risk and expense, with Sycor’s original invoice for those goods, complete, clean, saleable and undamaged and in their original packaging.
17. Sycor will not accept the return of Goods which are damaged beyond repair except if in Sycor’s opinion, such damage is due to an act or omission of Sycor and/or its agents.
18. If the Goods which are returned to Sycor can, in Sycor’s opinion, be repaired and returned to stock, Sycor will in its discretion, either refund you or give you a credit note to the invoice value of the Goods, less the costs of repairing and packaging the Goods to return them to stock, and a 10% handling fee.
19. CESSION OF CLAIMS: You may sell the goods which you have received from Sycor before you have paid Sycor for those goods. You hereby cede to Sycor as security for payment of the goods which you have purchased or may in the future purchase from Sycor, your right to claim payment (“Claims”) of any amount from any third party.
20. If you have already ceded the Claims to a third party, if at any time, the rights to those Claims revert from the third party back to you, this cession will immediately apply to the rights in respect of the Claims which have reverted to you.
21. You agree that Sycor may at any time notify any third party of this cession and request the third party to pay all amounts directly to Sycor if you fail to make payment of any amount which you may owe to Sycor in accordance with these STCs. Sycor may also require you to collect payment of any amounts owing by third parties on Sycor’s behalf. You agree to give Sycor access to your books and records for the purpose of this cession.
22. A certificate signed by any director of Sycor (whose appointment need not be proved) shall be proof until proven otherwise, of any amounts which you owe to us and the fact that such amounts are due, owing and payable.
23. INDEMNITY: You indemnify us against any claims made against us by any third party arising out of, or in connection with, any goods which we supply to you, and/or the use and/or consumption of those goods, to the extent that any such claim arises out of:
23.1 your breach of these STCs;
23.2 any negligent or intentional act or omission by you or your directors, officers, members, employees, agents or subcontractors;
23.3 your failure to provide a purchaser of the goods with the relevant instructions for using the goods, which instructions we have supplied to you; or
23.4 your sale of any goods which you knew, or ought reasonably to have known, were defective at the time when you sold them.
24. BREACH: We may suspend any delivery of goods to you, cancel any order and/or stop granting you credit and claim payment of all amounts which you owe to us, if:
24.1 you fail to pay any amount which is outstanding within 7 days after receipt from us of a notice requesting payment;
24.2 you take steps to place yourself, or are placed, in business rescue proceedings as contemplated in section 129 of the Companies Act, 2008;
24.3 you take steps to place yourself, or are placed, in sequestration or liquidation, whether voluntary or compulsory and whether provisionally or finally;
24.4 you commit any act of insolvency listed in section 8 of the Insolvency Act, 24 of 1936, or what would be an act of insolvency if committed by a natural person;
24.5 any material information which you give to us in any application for credit is incorrect, or you fail to disclose all of the required information.
25. NO LIABILITY: We are not liable to you for any consequential, special or indirect damages which you may suffer in any way arising from, or in connection with, these STCs or the goods which we supply to you. Any other claim which you may have against us arising in any way from, or in connection with, the goods supplied, is limited to the cost of replacing those goods or refunding you the price which you paid for them.
26. GENERAL: These STCs constitute the whole agreement between the parties containing all of the express provisions agreed on by the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof.
27. No variation, addition to, deletion from or cancelling of these STCs (including this clause) and no waiver of any right under these STCs is effective unless in writing and signed by or on behalf of both parties.
28. NO CESSION: You may not without Sycor’s prior written consent, cede, assign or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations in terms of these STCs to a third party. Sycor may at any time, cede assign or subcontract any of its rights and/or obligations in terms of these STCs to any third party.
29. LEGAL COSTS: If you breach these STCs, whether or not we institute legal action against you, you undertake to pay, on demand, all legal and administrative costs which we incur in attempting to recover any late payment from you, on an attorney and own client scale.
30. JURISDICTION: You consent to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court in respect of any action arising out of these STCs or the goods which are supplied to you.
31. ADDRESS FOR NOTICES: Unless the parties agree otherwise in writing, all notices and documents must be delivered by hand, electronic mail or telefax to you at the address set out in your credit application form (if applicable) or otherwise selected by you on written notice to Sycor, and to Sycor at 20-22 Malcolm Road, Westmead, Pinetown, 3610; P O Box 1098, Gillitts, 3603; Fax (031) ……………………; or email: ………………………………. Any notice or communication shall if delivered by hand during business hours at that party’s selected physical address, be deemed to have been received on the date of delivery; if telefaxed to a party’s selected telefax number or emailed to the selected email address, be deemed to have been received on the first business day following the date of transmission.