TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These Terms & Conditions apply to business customers only, you are classified as a business customer if you indicate to us that the goods supplied by us will be used in the course of your business.

  1. These Terms and Conditions will apply to the purchase of goods details in our quotation (Goods) by the buyer (you) from The Farmers Butcher of Swallowfields Farm, Blackhill Road, Hants, SO43 7JJ (we or us)
  2. These Terms and Conditions will be deemed to have been accepted by you when you accept them or the quotation or from the date of any delivery of the Goods (whichever happens earlier) and will constitute the entire agreement between us and you.
  3. These Terms and Conditions and the quotation (together, the Contract) apply to the purchase and sale of any Goods between us and you, to the exclusion of any other terms that you try to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.

Interpretation

  1. A “business day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday in England and Wales.
  2. The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and will not effect their interpretation.
  3. Words imparting the singular number include the plural and vice-versa.

Goods

  1. The description of the Goods is set out in our quotation. In accepting the quotation, you acknowledge that you have not relied upon any statement, promise or other representations about the Goods by us.

Price

  1. The price (Price) of the Goods is set out in our quotation current at the date of your order or such other price as we may agree in writing.
  2. If the cost of the Goods to us increases due to any factor beyond our control including, but not limited to, material costs, labour costs, alteration of exchange rates or duties, or changes to delivery rates, we can increase the Price prior to delivery.
  3. Any increase in the Price under the clause above will only take place after we have told you about it.
  4. The Price is inclusive of fees for packaging and transportation / delivery.

Cancellation and alteration.

  1. Details of the Goods as described in the clause above (Goods) are subject to alteration without notice and are not a contractual offer to sell the Goods which is capable of acceptance.
  2. The quotation (including any non-standard price negotiated in accordance with the clause on Price (above) is valid for a period of 1 day only from the date shown in it unless expressly withdrawn by us at an earlier time.
  3. Either of us can cancel the order for any reason prior to you acceptance (or rejection) of the quotation.

Payment

  1. We will invoice you for the Price either on or at any time after delivery of the Goods.
  2. You must pay the Price, either cash on delivery, or within 7 days of the date of our invoice, or otherwise according to any credit terms agreed by us.
  3. If you do not pay within the period set out above, we will suspend any further deliveries to you without limiting any of your other rights or remedies for statutory interest, charge you interest at the rate of 8% per annum above the base rate of the Bank of England from time to time on the amount outstanding until you pay in full.

Delivery

  1. We will arrange for the delivery of the Goods to the address specified in the quotation, or your order, or to another location we agree in writing.
  2. If you do not specify a delivery address or if we both agree, you can collect the Goods from our premises.
  3. Subject to the specific terms of any delivery services, delivery can take place at any time of the day and must be accepted at any time between 7am to 6pm, however we endeavour to deliver in the morning.
  4. Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. We will not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a circumstance beyond our control or your failure to provide us with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of goods.
  5. We can deliver the Goods by instalments, which will be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment is a separate contract.

Inspection and acceptance of Goods.

  1. You must inspect the Goods on delivery or collection.
  2. If you identify any damages, defects or shortages, you must inform us within 24 hours of delivery, providing details.
  3. Other than by agreement, we will only accept returned Goods if we are satisfied that those Goods are defective and if required, have carried out an inspection.
  4. Subject to your compliance with this cause and/ or our agreement, you may return the Goods and we will, as appropriate, replace, or refund the Goods or part of them.
  5. We will be under no liability or further obligation in relation to the Goods if:
  6. if you fail to provide notice as set above; and/or
  7. you make any further use of such Goods after giving notice under the clause above relating to damages and shortages; and/or
  8. the defect arises because you failed to store the goods at the correct temperature, or in an appropriate environment.
  9. the defect arises from misuse or alteration of the Goods, negligence, wilful damage or any other act by you, your employees or agents or any third parties.
  10. You bear the risk and cost of returning the Goods
  11. Acceptance of the Goods will be deemed to be upon inspection of them by you and in any event within 1 day of delivery

Risk and title

  1. The risk in the Goods will pass to you on completion of delivery.
  2. Title to the Goods will not pass to you until we have received payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for: (a) the Goods and/or (b) any other goods or services that we have supplied to you in respect of which payment has become due.

Termination

  1. We can terminate the sale of Goods under the Contract where:
  2. you commit a material breach of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions;
  3. you are or become or, in the reasonable opinion, are about to become the subject of a bankruptcy order or take advantage of any other statutory provision for the relief of insolvent debtors;
  4. you enter into a voluntary arrangement under Part 1 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or any other scheme or arrangement is made with your creditors; or
  5. you convene any meeting of your creditors, enter into voluntary or compulsory liquidation, have a receiver, manager, advinistrator or the appointment of an administrator, notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by you or any of your directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in para. 14 of Schedule B1 of the Insolvency Act 1986), a resolution is passed or petition presented to any court for the winding up of your affairs or for the granting of an administration order, or any proceedings are commenced relating to your insolvency or possible insolvency.

Limitation of liability

  1. Our liability under the Contract, and in breach of statutory duty, and in tort, misrepresentation or otherwise will be limited to this clause.
  2. Subject to the clauses above on Inspection and Acceptance and Risk and Title, all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law (save foe those implied by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979) are excluded to the fullest permitted by law.
  3. If we do not deliver the Goods, our liability is limited, subject to the clause below, to the costs and expenses incurred by you in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods.
  4. Our total liability will not, in any circumstances, exceed the total amount of the Price payable to you.
  5. We will not be liable (Whether caused by our employees, agents or otherwise) in connection with the Goods, for:
  6. any indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, or expenses; and/or
  7. any loss of profits; loss of anticipated profits; loss of business; loss of date; loss of reputation of goodwill; business interruption; or other third party claims; and/or
  8. any failure to perform any of our obligations if such delay or failure is due to any cause beyond our reasonable control; and/or
  9. any loss relating to the choice of the Goods and how they will meet your purpose or the use of you of the Goods supplied.
  10. any loss relating to the choice of the Goods and how they will meet your purpose or the use by you of the Goods supplied.
  11. The exclusions of liability contained within this clause will not exceed or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude or limit our liability; and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Communications

  1. All notices under these Terms and Conditions must be in writing and signed by, or on behalf of, the party giving notice (or a duly authorised officer of that party).
  2. Notices will be deemed to have been duly given:
  3. when delivered, if delivered by courier or other messenger (including registered mail) during the normal business hours of the recipient;
  4. when sent by email and a successful receipt is generated.
  5. on the fifth business day following mailing, if mailed by national ordinary mail; or
  6. on the tenth business day following mailing, if mailed by airmail.
  7. All notices under these Terms and Conditions must be addressed to the most recent address, email address or fax number notified to the other party.

Data protection

  1. When providing the Goods to the Buyer, the Seller may gain access to and/or acquire the ability to transfer, store or process personal data of the employees of the Buyer.
  2. The parties agree that where such processing of personal data takes place, the Buyer shall be ‘date controller’ and the Seller shall be the ‘date processor’ as defined in the General Date Protection Regulation (GDPR) as may be amended, extended and/or re-enacted from time to time.
  3. For the avoidance of doubt, ‘Personal Data’, ‘Processing’, ‘Data Controller’, ‘Data Processor’ and ‘Data Subject’ shall have the same meaning as in the GDPR.
  4. The seller shall only Process Personal Data to the extent reasonably required to enable it to provide the Goods as mentioned in these terms and conditions or as requested by and agreed with the Buyer, shall not retain any Personal Data longer than necessary for the Processing and refrain from Processing any Personal Data for its own or for any third party’s purposes.
  5. The seller shall not disclose Personal Data to any third parties other than employees, directors, agents, subcontractors or advisors on a strict “need to know” basis and only under the same (or more extensive) conditions as set out in these terms and conditions or to the extent required by applicable legislation and/or regulations.
  6. The seller shall implement and maintain technical and organisational security measures as are required to protect Personal Data Processed by the Seller on behalf of the Buyer. Further information about the Sellars approach to data protection are specified in its Data Protection Policy. For any enquiries or complaints regarding data privacy, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at the following e-mail address: sarah@thefarmersbutcher.co.uk.

Circumstances beyond the control of either party.

  1. Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performing their obligations where such failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the reasonable control of that party. Such causes include, but are not limited to; power failure, internet service provider failure, industrial action, civil unrest, fire, flood, storms, earthquakes, acts of terrorism, acts of war, governmental action or any other event that is beyond the control of the party in question.

No Waiver

  1. No waiver by us or any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

Severance

  1. If one or more of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that/ those provisions shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions (which will remain valid and enforceable)

Law and jurisdiction

  1. This agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales and all disputes arising under the Agreement (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the extensive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.