"GBICS.com" means GBICS.COM Limited.
"Working days" means Monday to Friday, excluding Bank or other Public holidays.
"Force Majeure" means any event affecting GBICS.com' ability to fulfil its obligations arising from acts, causes, omissions, events or non-events beyond reasonable control including government regulations, fire, flood, disaster, industrial dispute.
"Catalogue" means products offered by GBICS.com on the website www.gbics.com.
2. Contracts of sale
All contracts of sale made by GBICS.com shall be deemed to be governed by these terms and conditions, which shall prevail over any other terms, produced by the party ("the Customer") to whom GBICS.com is selling. Cancellation of orders by business customers is only accepted at the discretion of GBICS.com and cannot be accepted where goods are dispatched the same day as the order is placed. GBICS.com can only accept cancellation of orders by consumers in accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.
All orders are subject to acceptance by GBICS.com and to availability of goods ordered. GBICS.com reserves the right to refuse any order.
The Customer undertakes that all details provided for the purchase of goods via our website are correct.
The Customer also undertakes that the credit card or debit card used to purchase goods is either their own or their Company's own and that they have authorisation to use it. The Customer furthermore undertakes that sufficient funds will be available to cover the cost of goods ordered. GBICS.com reserves the right to satisfy itself as to the validation of credit or debit card details prior to supply of goods.
3. Terms & Conditions of Sales
Orders placed over the phone, email and online will be subject to the following terms and conditions.
Title to the product shall remain vested in GBICS.com and shall not pass to the Customer until the purchase price for the product has been paid in full and received by GBICS.com. Until title to product passes.
GBICS.com shall have authority to retake, sell or otherwise deal with and/or dispose of all or any part of the product.
GBICS.com and its agents and employees shall be entitled at any time and without the need to give notice enter upon any property upon which product or any part are stored, or upon which GBICS.com reasonably believes them to be kept. The customer shall store or mark the product in a manner reasonably satisfactory to GBICS.com indicating that title to product remains vested in GBICS.com.
The customer shall ensure the product to their full replacement value, and arrange for GBICS.com to be noted on the policy of insurance as the loss payee.
Goods are invoiced at the price prevailing at the time of order. Invoices will be subject to VAT unless specifically indicated. Overnight delivery services will be invoiced at the rates shown on the website unless agreed otherwise.
GBICS.com reserves the right to modify pricing where necessary from time to time.
5. Delivery, Title and Risk
Times and dates stated for delivery can only be estimated. Whilst every effort will be made to meet Customer requirements and deadlines, GBICS.com cannot accept liability for failure to deliver within the stated timescales.
If for any reason and in the unlikely event that GBICS.com is unable to deliver goods, the Customer will be offered the opportunity to cancel the order or select alternative goods available. If a written order has been received, a written cancellation must be forwarded to GBICS.com.
GBICS.com cannot accept liability for damage or incomplete deliveries unless notified by the Customer within 3 days of delivery. The Customer is responsible for accepting delivery of goods once ready.
Delivery is deemed to have taken place once goods have been delivered to the Customer's given delivery address. At this point, all risk of loss, breakage and damage pass to the Customer.
Title to the goods passes from GBICS.com to the Customer when payment has been received in full.
Standard terms of payment are by debit or credit card payable at the point of order. Other terms may be agreed at the discretion of GBICS.com and in writing.
If payment terms other than by debit or credit card prior to delivery are agreed and payment is not made on the due date, GBICS.com will be entitled to charge interest on any outstanding balance at an interest rate 3% above Barclays Bank plc base lending rate applicable at the time.
7. Product Specifications
Goods may be subject to minor variations in actual dimensions, specifications and quantities. In such a case, if the Customer does not wish to accept the alternative goods, he/she reserves the right to cancel the order and have any money paid to GBICS.com in respect of that order refunded. This will be the sole remedy of the Customer in these circumstances.
8. Trade Names and Trade Marks
Trade names and marks may not always be indicative of the actual manufacturer of a particular product and may be an indication of systems for general use and machines that may be associated with such products.
In the case of components, purchasers requiring a part to be manufactured by a particular manufacturer should check in advance of purchase to verify the identity of the component's actual manufacturer.
9. Warranties and Returns
Although GBICS.com is committed to providing customers with the highest possible quality of products and services, products may, on occasion, be found to be faulty or defective. In any such case, we would offer the following facilities:
All goods supplied by GBICS.com are warranted to be generally free from any defect in workmanship and materials and fit for the purpose for which these goods would normally be used. If goods or services are purchased in the course of your business, these are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law from all other express or implied terms or warranties.
If in the event of GBICS.com agreeing to accept the return for replacement or credit of unwanted products which could be accepted wholly at its discretion, these must be returned with GBICS.com's written agreement within 7 days of date of delivery. The goods must be unopened and in perfect resalable condition. Goods returned in these circumstances will incur no charge. If the goods are returned not in the original packaging, they could be subject to a restocking fee of 15% - 30% of the sales value of the goods, or £25.00, whichever is the greater.
GBICS.com will reserve the right to test for any alleged fault found with goods return for replacement or credit. All faults must be reported within 7 days of date of delivery.
GBICS.com' support staff will advise you of the most appropriate method of delivery regarding returned goods, either by courier collection or by postal delivery direct to us. GBICS.com will not cover the cost of goods returned which are found to be defective. If a courier collection is arranged, it will be the responsibility of the customer to be available to hand over the goods in question.
All goods should be returned under a GBICS.com Returns Authorisation Number, which will be issued by our customer support staff on request. No goods can be accepted for return without this number and the number should be clearly marked on the outer packaging. Failure to follow this procedure may result in delays and additional costs.
With regard to the return of faulty goods, it is the Customer's responsibility to ensure that the goods are adequately packed. GBICS.com cannot accept liability for goods damaged in transit due to insufficient packaging.
Proof of postage is not proof of delivery; customers are advised that goods returned should be sent via either recorded delivery, registered post or by courier, with sufficient insurance to cover the replacement value of the goods.
On receipt of the returned product, GBICS.com will test it to verify the fault. If, following this procedure the product is found to be in good working order, we reserve the right to return the product to you.
All warranties will be rendered inapplicable if goods have been interfered with, altered or damaged in any way by the Customer or its agents, or if goods have not been used accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
10. GBICS.com Liability
GBICS.com cannot accept any liability for consequential or indirect damage, for example loss of profit, goodwill or data or other financial loss not related to the price paid for the goods. All losses will be limited to the amount paid for the goods ordered.
GBICS.com' liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence is not limited by this agreement.
11. Errors and Omissions
Although GBICS.com makes every effort to be accurate with the goods it represents on the website, it is unavoidable that errors and omissions will occur. Should this instance arise, GBICS.com will have the right to rescind the contract, even if payment has already been received. GBICS.com will in this event refund any monies paid by the Customer. The Customer may either cancel his or her purchase, or in the case of an incorrectly given price, pay the difference between the price given and the correct price.
If there proves to be any clause or condition that is found to be invalid or unenforceable, that item may be struck from the Agreement without any influence on the validity of the remainder of the Agreement. Any such waiver must be in writing and agreed by GBICS.com.
Headings given are for ease of reference and do not affect the interpretation of the Agreement.
Correspondence regarding changes in the Agreement should be exchanged by post, fax or email, although proof of delivery may be required.
All terms and conditions contained in this Agreement will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts. GBICS.com reserves the right to amend the terms and condition contained in the Agreement at any time.