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These conditions of sale are entered into between Aston & James Office
Supplies Limited (“Seller”) and any person to whom we supply goods
By placing an order with us, you are deemed to accept that these conditions
shall apply to and govern any contract between us 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 or other
correspondence or documentation).
Our online system provides an acknowledgement of our agreement to make
that supply. That acknowledgement incorporates these supply conditions
(except where they are specifically amended in the acknowledgement) and
· A specification of the goods and any incidental services: if not, our
standard specification will apply
· The price agreed
· The delivery or collection details
That is the whole of our agreement for this supply and supersedes any
previous agreement we may have had in relation to it. No variation to the
agreement is valid unless it is in writing and is signed by authorised
representatives of both of us

(a) All prices are subject to market fluctuations and the actual prices to
be paid by the Buyer shall be the Seller’s price ruling at the date of
despatch. The Seller shall be entitled to charge the Buyer the
amount of Value Added Tax for which the Seller is liable.
(b) Goods must be paid for during the month following (i) date of
despatch or (ii) notification by the Seller that the goods are ready
for delivery, whichever is the earlier.
(c) The time of payment of the price shall be of the essence.
(d) If the Buyer fails to make any payment on the due date then,
without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the
Seller, the Seller shall be entitled to:
(i) cancel the contract or suspend any further deliveries to the
Buyer; and
(ii) appropriate any payment made by the Buyer to such of the
goods (or the goods supplied under any other contract
between the Buyer and the Seller) as the Seller may think fit
(not withstanding any purported appropriation by the Buyer);
and(iii) charge the Buyer interest (both before and after any
judgment) on the amount unpaid, at the rate of 3 per cent per
annum above NatWest Bank base rate from time to time,
until payment in full is made (a part of the month being
treated as a full month for the purpose of calculating interest).

(a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Buyer shall be bound to
accept goods ordered by him on notification that they are ready for
delivery. If the Buyer fails to take delivery the Seller shall have
the exclusive option:-
(i) to re-sell the goods and charge the Buyer for any shortfall
below the price under the contract OR
(ii) to invoice the goods whereupon payment in full shall become
due forthwith OR
(iii) To charge at rates giving an economic return for the handling
and storage of such goods from the invoice date to the
eventual date of delivery to the Buyer or disposal elsewhere
under the power of sale referred to above. The Buyer shall
assume the risk for the goods and be liable for the insurance
of such goods from the date on which he is notified that the
goods are ready for delivery.
(b) Any dates quoted for delivery of the goods are approximate only
and the Seller shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the
goods howsoever caused. Time for delivery shall not be of the
essence unless previously agreed by the Seller in writing. The
gods may be delivered by the Seller in advance of the quoted
delivery date upon giving reasonable notice to the Buyer.
(c) If the Seller fails to deliver the goods for any reason other than
cause beyond the Seller’s reasonable control (in which case clause
18 applies) or the Buyer’s fault, and the Seller is accordingly liable
to the Buyer, the Seller’s liability shall be limited to the excess (if
any) of the cost to the Buyer (in the cheapest available market) of
similar goods to replace those not delivered over the price of the
(d) If goods are contracted to be delivered by instalments, late delivery
of one instalment shall not entitle the Buyer to reflect any other
instalment under the same contract.
(e) Claims in respect of short deliveries or damage to goods in transit
must be notified by the Buyer to the Selling in writing within 3
days of receipt of the goods.

The Seller may without prejudice to any of its other rights against the Buyer
rescind the contract or suspend delivery under it if:(a) any sum is owing and overdue by the Buyer to the Seller;
(b) the Buyer is in breach of any term of the contract;
(c) the Buyer makes any voluntary arrangement with its creditors or
becomes subject to an administration order or (being an individual
or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) goes into
liquidation (otherwise than for the purpose of amalgamation or
reconstruction); or
(d) an encumbrance takes possession, or a receiver is appointed, of any
of the property or assets of the Buyer, or
(e) the Buyer ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on business; or
(f) The Seller reasonably apprehends that any of the events mentioned
above is about to occur in relation to the Buyer and notifies the
Buyer accordingly.
(a) The Seller shall be under no liability:
(i) in respect of any defect in the goods arising from any
drawing, design, or specification supplied by the Buyer;
(ii) in respect of any defect arising from wear and tear, wilful
damage, negligence, abnormal working condition, failure to
follow the Seller’s or manufacturer’s instructions (whether
oral or in writing), misuse or alteration without the Seller’s
(iii) under warranty, condition or guarantee, or any duty at
common law, if the total price for the goods has not been
paid by the due date for payment;
(iv) by any oral warranty or representation given or made on its
behalf unless confirmed in writing; or
(v) in respect of any data corruption or other damage to or loss of
computer software or hardware arising from the use of any
computer media goods supplied hereunder by the Seller in
conjunction with any such software or hardware. It is the
responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that it or the ultimate
end-user of the goods takes all necessary precautions
(including, but without limitation, testing the goods on up-to
date anti-virus software) when used in conjunction with any
computer software or hardware.
(b) Where any valid claim in respect of any of the goods which is
based on any defect in the quality or conditions of the goods or
their failure to meet specification is notified to the Seller in
accordance with these Conditions, the Seller shall be entitled to
replace the goods (or the par in question) free of charge, or, at the
Seller’s sole discretion, refund the Buyer the price of the goods (or
a proportionate part of the price), provided a complaint is made in
writing within 3 days after delivery and goods returned within one
month. The Seller shall have no further liability to the Buyer(c) Subject as expressly provided in these Conditions (and specifically
without prejudice to (b) above), and expect where the goods are
sold to a person dealing as a consumer (within the meaning of the
Unfair Contract terms Act 1977), all warranties, conditions or
other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the
fullest extent permitted by law.
(d) Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the Seller’s
negligence, the Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer by reason of
any representation, or any implied warranty, condition or other
term, or any duty at common law, or under the express terms of the
contract, for any consequential or indirect loss or damage, costs,
expenses or other claims for consequential compensation
whatsoever (and whether caused by the negligence of the Seller, its
employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in
connection with the supply of the Goods or their use or resale by
the Buyer, except as expressly provided in these Conditions. Nonexhaustive illustrations of consequential or indirect loss include:
(i) loss of profit,
(ii) loss of contracts,
(iii) damage to the Buyer’s property or property of another person
or body,
(iv) Personal injury or death to the Buyer or any other person
other than that caused by the Seller’s negligence.

All descriptions and illustrations contained in any catalogues, price lists,
advertising matter and other literature of the Seller are intended merely to
present a general idea of the goods described therein and none of them shall

form part of the contract.
In the case of goods which have been produced to the specification and/or
bear the name of the Buyer or the Buyer’s customers as the case ma be (“own
label goods”), the Buyer undertakes to purchase at the contract price all stocks
of own label goods in finished and unfinished form which the Seller holds for
the purpose of fulfilling the Buyer’s requirements. Without prejudice to the
generality of the foregoing, on the termination of any contract between the
Seller and the Buyer, for the supply of own label goods, the Buyer will accept
and pay the contract price for all stocks of own label goods in finished and

unfinished form then held by the Seller.
(a) Risk of damage to or loss of the goods shall pass to the Buyer:
(i) in the case of goods to be delivered at the Seller’s premises,
at the time when the Seller notifies the Buyer that the goods
are available for collection; or(ii) In case of goods to be delivered otherwise than at the Seller’s
premises, at the time of delivery or, if the Buyer wrongly
fails to take delivery o f the goods, the time when the Seller
has tendered delivery of the goods.
(b) Notwithstanding delivery and the passing risk in the goods, or any
other provision of these Conditions, the property in the goods shall
not pass to the Buyer until the Seller has received in cash or
cleared funds payment in full of the price of goods and all other
goods agreed to be sold by the Seller to the Buyer for which
payment is then due.
(c) Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Buyer,
the Buyer shall hold the goods as the Seller’s fiduciary agent and
bailee, and shall keep the goods separate from those of the Buyer
and third parties and properly stored, protected and insured and
identified as the Seller’s property. Until that time the Buyer shall
be entitled to resell or use the goods in the ordinary course of its
business, but shall account to the Seller (but any warranties,
conditions or representations given or made by the Buyer to any
third party shall not be binding on the Seller who shall be
indemnified by the Buyer with respect thereto) for the proceeds of
sale or otherwise of the goods, whether tangible or intangible,
including insurance proceeds, and shall keep all such proceed
separate from any moneys or property of the Buyer and third
parties and , in the case of tangible proceeds, properly stored,
protected and insured.
(d) If the Buyer incorporates the goods into other products (with the
addition of his goods or those of others) or uses such goods as
material for other products (with the addition of his goods or those
of others) or uses such goods as material for other products (with
or without such addition) the property in those other products is
upon such incorporation or use transferred to the Seller and the
Buyer as bailee of them and the Buyer will store the same for the
Seller in a proper manner without charge to the Seller, in the event
of such incorporation or use as is envisaged by this sub-clause the
provisions of sub-clauses (b), (c), (e) and (f) of this clause shall
apply, mutatis mutandis, to those other products in place of the
(e) Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Buyer
(and provided the goods are still in existence and have not been
resold), the Seller shall be entitled at any time to require the Buyer
to deliver up to the Seller and, if the Buyer fails to do so forthwith,
to enter upon any premises of the Buyer or any third party where
the goods are stored and repossess the goods.
(f) The buyer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by
way of security for any indebtedness any of the goods whichremain the property of the Seller but, if the Buyer does so, all
moneys owing by the Buyer to the Seller shall (without prejudice
to any other right or remedy of the Seller) forthwith become due
and payable.

(a) At the Seller’s discretion, all sketches and designs or other work
including authors’ correction on or after first proof produced or
special materials purchased at the Buyer’s request may be
considered an order and charged for. No responsibility will be
accepted for any error in proofs passed by the Seller.
(b) The Seller shall be indemnified by the Buyer against any claim by
a third party against the Seller arising out of any goods supplied to
or work done for the Buyer including any infringement of
copyright, patent trade mark or registered design.
(c) All sketches, drawings and designs or other work originated by or
on behalf of the Seller and the copyright and all other intellectual
property rights therein shall belong to the Seller.

10. LIEN
Without prejudice to any of its other rights against the Buyer, the Seller shall
in respect of all unpaid debts due from a Buyer have a general lien on all
materials and equipment and other property of the Buyer in it possession , and
shall be entitled if any part of such debts shall remain unpaid at the expiration
of 14 days after giving written notice to the Buyer requiring payment thereof
to dispose of such materials, equipment and other property as it thinks fit and
to apply the proceeds of sale (if any) in or towards payment of such debts.

All technical manuals and other literature, drawings, designs and
specifications furnished to a Buyer by the Seller shall remain the property of
the Seller and be carefully preserved by the Buyer and returned to the Seller
on demand. No such manual literature, drawings, design or specification shall
expect with the express written consent of the Seller be reproduced by the
Buyer in whole or in part, in default of written agreement to the contrary type
may be distributed and lithographic photogravure moulds, rubbers or other
work effaced immediately after the contract has been performed.

A delivery of goods consisting of a shortage or surplus not exceeding 10 per
cent will be considered due execution of any order and the Buyer shall accept
the same subject to a pro rata increase or reduction in the contract price.

13. BUYER’S PROPERTYBuyer’s property when supplied to the Seller will be held at Buyer’s risk. The
Buyer shall supply adequate quantities to cover normal spoilage. Every care
will be taken to secure the best results where materials are supplied by the
Buyer but responsibility will not be accepted for imperfect work caused by
defects in or unsuitability of materials so supplied

Insofar as the Seller is under a duty pursuant to S.6 of the Health & Safety Act
1974 in respect of the design, manufacture and supply of any article for use at
work, the Buyer shall be deemed to have been afforded by the Seller
reasonable opportunity for the testing and examination of goods or materials
prior to delivery to the Buyer in respect of their safety and any risk to health,
and the Buyer shall be deemed to have afforded by the Seller adequate
information about the goods and materials in respect of the use for which they
are designed and have been tested and of any conditions necessary to ensure
that when put to use they will be safe and without risk to health whether or not
the said information has been requested by the Buyer.

No forbearance or indulgence by the Seller shown or granted to the Buyer
whether in respect of these general conditions or otherwise shall in any way
affect or prejudice the rights of the Seller against the Buyer or be regarded as
a waiver of any of these general conditions.

No liability is accepted by the Seller for any direct or indirect loss arising
from non-delivery of any goods caused by act of God, riot or civil commotion,
war, strike, lockout, fire, flood, drought, act of government, failure to obtain
or shortages of raw materials or any other cause whatsoever beyond its

17. LAW
Any agreement between the Seller and the Buyer shall be governed by English
Law. The parties agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English

The Seller is a member of a group of companies and accordingly the Seller
may perform any of its obligations or exercise any of its rights hereunder by
itself or through any other member of its group provided that any act or
omission of any such other member shall be deemed to be the act or omission
of the Seller.

19. Returns
(a) The Seller has no objection to accept return of goods supplied and
to credit the Buyers account in full save in the following
(i) goods have been damaged in transit; or
(ii) goods are subject to bona fide complaint in respect of the
quality of the goods made pursuant to clause 6 hereof
(b) Any return pursuant to clause 19(b) above shall be made within 14
days of receipt and such goods should be returned in unmarked
packaging and in an immediately saleable condition. The Seller
shall only be liable to a credit 75-85% of the invoiced value goods
which do not conform with the requirement of this sub-clause
(c) Any request for the return of goods under this clause shall be made
by the Buyer to the Seller within 3 working days. The seller will
provide the buyer with a returns note. Returns shall only be
accepted if they are accompanied by the suppliers return note.
(d) The Supplier may, at its absolute discretion, elect to provide by
post or any other means, any missing or faulty components or
fixings for goods in lieu of accepting a return
(e) In no circumstances will the Supplier accept to a return of any
items shown as Special order or made to order goods.
(f) The Supplier will not supply goods to the Buyer on “an approval”
basis. The Supplier may, in its absolute discretion accept a return
of goods ordered by the Buyer for which are not required by the
Buyer for reasons other than those set out in sub-clause (a) above,
but will only be required to credit 75-85% of the invoiced value of
such goods to the Buyers account.