Terms & Conditions

 



SALE OF GOODS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  1. Definitions and Interpretation
    • In these Terms, the following definitions apply:

Acceptance: has the meaning given in clause 5.1.

Arbitration Rules: the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC.

Business Day: a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.

Contract: the contract between RMS and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods incorporating the information displayed via the Website and these Terms.

Customer: the person or corporate entity to whom RMS wishes to provide the Goods and which wishes to purchase the Goods from RMS as detailed in the Order.

Delivery Location: has the meaning given in clause 4.2.

Dispute and Dispute Notice: have the meanings set out in clause 14.9(a).

Force Majeure Event: means events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control including but not limited to, Acts of God, flood, drought, earthquake or other natural disaster, terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots, war, threat of or preparation for war, armed conflict, imposition of sanctions, embargo or breaking off of diplomatic relations, nuclear, chemical, biological contamination or sonic boom, epidemic or pandemic, any law or any action taken by a Government or a public authority including without limitation imposing an export or import restriction, quota or prohibition, and the collapse of buildings, fire, explosion or accident and in the case of RMS a failure of its suppliers or subcontractors.

Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.

ICC: the International Chamber of Commerce.

Intellectual Property Rights: patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.

Losses: actions, awards, charges, claims, compensation, costs, damages, demands, expenses, fees, fines, liabilities, losses, penalties, proceedings and settlements.

Order: the Customer’s order for the Goods submitted via the Website in accordance with clause 2 below.

Order Acknowledgement: the written communication sent by RMS to the Customer in accordance with clause 2.4 to merely acknowledge RMS’s receipt of the Order.

Promotional Materials: RMS’s catalogues, brochures, Websites or such other applicable sales or promotional literature, materials or publications.

RMS: Rich-Mond Scientific Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 07207807 and whose registered office is Unit 9 Edward Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 0RE.

Rules: the ICC’s Mediation Rules.

Sales Confirmation: the written acceptance of the Order issued by RMS.

Specification: any specification for the Goods, including any related plans, images and other drawings, technical, territorial and legal requirements that is referred to in connection with the product code relating to the Goods in question.

Terms: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with 11.6.

Transfer: assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with.

VAT: value added tax under the Value Added Tax Act 1994 or other applicable legislation.

Warranty Period: has the meaning given in clause 5.2.

Websites: RMS’s website https://richmondscientific.com/ and such other websites operated by it from time to time.

  • In these Terms, the following rules of interpretation apply:
  • person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality);
  • a reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns;
  • a reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to such statute or statutory provision as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes any subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision, as amended or re-enacted;
  • any phrase introduced by the terms includingincludein particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms;
  • a reference to writing or written includes emails; and
  • unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to one gender shall include a reference to the other genders.
  1. Basis of Contract
    • These Terms apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
    • RMS’s online order process allows the Customer to check and amend any errors prior to submitting the Order.
    • The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Terms and shall not incorporate any other terms and conditions beyond those set out in the Contract. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the Order and any applicable Specification submitted by the Customer are complete and accurate.
    • RMS will automatically send an Order Acknowledgement to the email address provided by the Customer as part of the Order process. The Order Acknowledgement shall not be deemed to be RMS’s acceptance of the Order and notwithstanding it being sent, RMS may reject the Order at its absolute discretion and for any reason whatsoever and the Order shall only be deemed to be accepted at the earlier of when RMS delivers the Goods or issues a Sales Confirmation, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
    • If RMS is unable to supply the Customer with the Goods for any reason it shall inform the Customer of this in writing at the earliest opportunity and will not process the Order. If the Customer has already paid for the Goods, RMS shall refund the Customer the full amount including any delivery costs as soon as possible.
    • The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Customer acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of RMS including, for the avoidance of doubt, the information included in RMS’s catalogues, which is not set out in the Contract.
    • Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter, or advertising produced by RMS and any descriptions, colours or illustrations contained in the Promotional Materials are produced for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Goods described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force. Although RMS has made every effort to display the imagery and colours accurately, it cannot guarantee that your device’s display of the images or colours accurately reflect the Goods.  The colours of the Goods may vary slightly from those images.
  2. Supply of Goods – Special Attention is Drawn to this Clause
    • Subject to clause 3.2, the Goods are described in the Promotional Materials as modified or supplemented by any applicable Specification.
    • The Customer shall indemnify RMS against all Losses (including those which are direct, indirect or consequential, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by RMS in connection with any claim made against RMS for actual or alleged infringement of a third party’s Intellectual Property Rights arising out of or in connection with RMS’s use of the Specification, where supplied by the Customer. This clause 3 shall survive termination of the Contract.
    • RMS reserves the right to amend the specification of the Goods and, where applicable, the Specification if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirements from time to time in force or to improve the Goods where to do so would not have a material adverse effect on the Customer.
    • The Customer agrees and acknowledges that in some circumstances RMS shall be required to source the Goods prior to being able to deliver them to it and makes no guarantees or representations that it shall be able to do so.
  3. Delivery of the Goods – Special Attention is Drawn to this Clause
    • RMS shall ensure that:
      • each delivery of the Goods is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the date of the Order, all relevant Customer and RMS reference numbers, the type and quantity of the Goods (including the code number of the Goods, where applicable), special storage instructions (if any) and, if the Order is being delivered by instalments, the outstanding balance of Goods remaining to be delivered; and
      • if RMS requires the Customer to return any packaging materials to RMS, that fact is clearly stated on the delivery note. The Customer shall make any such packaging materials available for collection at such times as RMS shall reasonably request. Returns of packaging materials shall be at RMS’s expense.
    • RMS (or, where appropriate, the instructed carrier) shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the parties may agree (Delivery Location).
    • Unless otherwise agreed, delivery of the Goods shall be on the basis of:
      • EXW (RMS’s address as first set out above) (Ex Works – Incoterms ® 2010) where the final destination for the Goods is in the United Kingdom; or
      • FCA (RMS’s address as first set out above) (Free Carrier – Incoterms ® 2010) where the final destination for the Goods is outside of the United Kingdom.
    • Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only and RMS is under no obligation to provide an estimated delivery time. If a quoted date for delivery is not provided, delivery will be made within a reasonable time.
    • The time of delivery is not of the essence.
    • RMS shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by a Force Majeure Event suffered by it or an instructed carrier (save where it is reasonably practicable to instruct another carrier) or the Customer’s failure to provide RMS with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
    • If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods within five Business Days of RMS notifying the Customer that the Goods are ready, then, except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event:
      • delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the fourth Business Day after the day on which RMS notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and
      • RMS shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).
    • If 2 Business Days after the day on which RMS notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken delivery of them, RMS may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods.
    • RMS may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced and paid for separately. Each instalment shall constitute a separate Contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.
  4. Quality, Inspection and Acceptance – Special Attention is Drawn to this Clause
    • The Customer shall be required to inspect the Goods immediately upon receipt. In the event that:
      • there are any damages or defects in the Goods; or
      • an incorrect quantity of the Goods has been received; or
      • anything other than the Goods are received,

             the Customer shall be required to notify RMS within 2 Business Days of receipt.  Where no such notification is made by the Customer to RMS in accordance with this clause, the Goods shall be deemed to have been accepted in all respects by the Customer (Acceptance).

  • Without prejudice to clause 5.1 and in respect of new Goods only, RMS warrants that on delivery, and for a period of:
    • 12 months from the date of delivery; or
    • such other period as may be specified in the Promotional Materials,

             (Warranty Period), the Goods shall:

  • conform in all material respects with their description and any applicable Specification;
  • be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship;
  • be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979); and
  • be fit for any purpose held out by RMS.
  • Subject to clause 4, if:
    • the Customer gives notice in writing to RMS during the Warranty Period within a reasonable time of discovery that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 2;
    • RMS is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and
    • the Customer (if asked to do so by RMS) returns such Goods to RMS’s place of business at the Customer’s cost (such reasonable return costs to be refunded to the Customer if the Goods are found to not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.2),

             RMS shall, at its option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full in addition to any reasonable return costs in accordance with clause 5.3(c).

  • RMS shall not be liable for the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 2 in any of the following events:
    • the Customer makes any further use of such Goods after giving notice in accordance with clause 3;
    • the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow RMS’s oral or written instructions as to the storage, commissioning, installation, use and maintenance of the Goods or (if there are none) good trade practice regarding the same;
    • the defect arises as a result of RMS following any drawing, design or Specification supplied by the Customer;
    • the Customer alters or repairs such Goods without the written consent of RMS;
    • the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage or working conditions; or
    • the Goods differ from their description and any Specification provided as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.
  • Except as provided in this clause 5, RMS shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods’ failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 2.
  • Where and to the extent that the Goods are used, they are sold ‘as seen’ and in which case RMS makes no representations and gives no warranties as to the quality, condition, state or description of the Goods, or their fitness or suitability for any purpose. All implied statutory or common law terms, conditions and warranties as to the Goods are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • The terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
  • These Terms shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by RMS.
  1. Title and Risk – Special Attention is Drawn to this Clause
    • Title to the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the earlier of:
      • RMS receiving payment in full (in cash or cleared funds) for the Goods; or
      • the Customer reselling the Goods, in which case title to the Goods shall pass to the Customer at the time specified in clause 4 and the proceeds of sale shall be immediately accounted to RMS and otherwise held in a fiduciary capacity on trust for RMS to the extent of any liability for unpaid sums.
    • Until title to the Goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall:
      • store the Goods separately from all other goods held by the Customer so that they remain readily identifiable as RMS’s property;
      • not remove, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Goods;
      • maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition and keep them insured against all risks for their full price from the date of delivery;
      • notify RMS immediately if it becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 2; and
      • give RMS such information relating to the Goods as RMS may require from time to time.
    • Subject to clause 4, the Customer may resell or use the Goods in the ordinary course of its business (but not otherwise) before RMS receives payment for the Goods. However, if the Customer resells the Goods before that time:
      • it does so as principal and not as RMS’s agent; and
      • title to the Goods shall pass from RMS to the Customer immediately before the time at which resale by the Customer occurs.
    • If before title to the Goods passes to the Customer the Customer fails to make any payment to RMS when due or becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 2, then, without limiting any other right or remedy RMS may have:
      • the Customer’s right to resell the Goods or use them in the ordinary course of its business ceases immediately; and
      • RMS may at any time:
        • require the Customer to deliver up all Goods in its possession which have not been resold, or irrevocably incorporated into another product; and
        • if the Customer fails to do so promptly, enter any premises of the Customer or of any third party where the Goods are stored in order to recover them.
  1. Price and Payment – Special Attention is Drawn to this Clause
    • The price of the Goods shall be the price displayed on the Website. RMS takes reasonable care to ensure that the prices of the Goods are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system.
    • RMS may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time up to 5 Business Days before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:
      • any factor beyond RMS’s control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);
      • any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or
      • any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give RMS adequate or accurate information or instructions.
    • Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, the price of the Goods is exclusive of the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which shall be invoiced to the Customer.
    • The price of the Goods is exclusive of amounts in respect of VAT. The Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from RMS, pay to RMS such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Goods.
    • RMS sells a large number of goods through the Website and it is always possible that, despite its reasonable effort, the Goods may be incorrectly priced. RMS usually checks its prices as part of the Sales Confirmation or dispatch process so that:
      • where the Goods’ correct price is less than the price stated on the Website, RMS will charge the lower amount when dispatching the Goods to the Customer; or
      • if the Goods’ correct price is higher than the price stated on the Website, RMS will contact the Customer as possible to inform it of this error and RMS will give the Customer the option of continuing to purchase the Goods at the correct price or cancelling the Order. RMS will not process the Order until it has the Customer’s instructions and if no response is received within a reasonable time period, RMS shall treat the Order as being cancelled and notify the Customer in writing.  In the event that RMS mistakenly accepts and processes the Order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could reasonably have been recognised by the Customer as a mispricing, RMS may cancel supply of the Goods and refund any sums paid.
    • The Customer shall pay in advance upon submission of the Order. Payment shall be made to the bank account nominated in writing by RMS or via such other methods detailed on the Website as part of the order process. Time of payment is of the essence.
    • If the Customer fails to make any payment due to RMS under the Contract by the due date for payment, then the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 8% per annum above the Bank of England’s base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Customer shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
    • The Customer shall pay all amounts due under the Contract in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (except for any deduction or withholding required by law). RMS may at any time, without limiting any other rights or remedies it may have, set off any amount owing to it by the Customer against any amount payable by RMS to the Customer.
  2. Termination and Suspension
    • RMS may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer, if:
      • the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 2; or
      • it is unable to source the Goods in accordance with clause 3.4.
    • For the purposes of clause 1, the relevant events are:
      • the Customer suspends, or threatens to suspend, payment of its debts, or is unable to pay its debts as they fall due or admits inability to pay its debts, or (being a company or limited liability partnership) is deemed unable to pay its debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or (being an individual) is deemed either unable to pay its debts or as having no reasonable prospect of so doing, in either case, within the meaning of section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986, or (being a partnership) has any partner to whom any of the foregoing apply;
      • the Customer takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
      • the Customer takes any step or action in connection with the Customer being made bankrupt, entering any composition or arrangement with his creditors, having a receiver appointed to any of his assets, or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
      • the Customer suspends, threatens to suspends, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business;
      • the Customer’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in RMS’s opinion the Customer’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy; and
      • (being an individual) the Customer dies or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his or her own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation.
    • Without limiting its other rights or remedies, RMS may suspend provision of the Goods under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and RMS if the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in clause 2(a) to clause 8.2(f), or RMS reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them, or if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under this Contract on the due date for payment.
    • Save in the case of RMS’s termination of the Contract in accordance with clause 8.1(b) where RMS shall issue a proportionate refund of any monies paid to it by the Customer, on termination of the Contract for any reason the Customer shall immediately pay to RMS all of RMS’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest.
    • Termination of the Contract, however arising, shall not affect any of the parties’ rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities that have accrued as at termination.
    • Clauses which expressly or by implication survive termination of the Contract shall continue in full force and effect.
  3. Confidentiality
    • A party (receiving party) shall keep in strict confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to the receiving party by the other party (disclosing party), its employees, agents or subcontractors, and any other confidential information concerning the disclosing party’s business, its products and services which the receiving party may obtain.
    • The receiving party shall only disclose such confidential information to those of its employees, agents and subcontractors who need to know it for the purpose of discharging the receiving party’s obligations under the Contract, and shall ensure that such employees, agents and subcontractors comply with the obligations set out in this clause as though they were a party to the Contract.
    • The receiving party may also disclose such of the disclosing party’s confidential information as is required to be disclosed by law, any governmental or regulatory authority or by a court of competent jurisdiction.
    • This clause 9 shall survive termination of the Contract.
  4. Limitation of Liability – Special Attention is Drawn to this Clause
    • Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude RMS’s liability for:
      • death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
      • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
      • breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979;
      • defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
      • any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for RMS to exclude or restrict liability.
    • Subject to clause 1:
      • RMS shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any:
        • loss of profit;
        • loss of goodwill;
        • loss of business;
        • loss of business opportunity;
        • loss of anticipated saving;
        • loss or corruption of data or information; or
        • any indirect, special or consequential Loss,

             that arises under or in connection with the Contract; and

  • RMS’s total liability to the Customer in respect of all other Losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the total net price of the Goods paid by the Customer to RMS under the Contract.
  1. Force Majeure
    • Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under it if such a delay or failure result from a Force Majeure Event.
    • RMS shall use all reasonable endeavours to mitigate the effect of a Force Majeure Event on the performance of its obligations.
    • If a Force Majeure Event prevents, hinders or delays RMS’s performance of its obligations for a continuous period of more than thirty days, RMS may terminate the Contract immediately by giving written notice to RMS.
  2. General
    • Assignment and Other Dealings
  • The Customer may not Transfer all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of RMS.
  • RMS may not Transfer all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.
    • Notices
  • Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing, addressed to that party at its registered office (if it is a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case) or such other address as that party may have specified to the other party in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally, or sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service or commercial courier.
  • A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received:
    • if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause 12.2(a);
    • if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; or
    • if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier’s delivery receipt is signed.
  • The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
    • Severance

             If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.

  • Waiver

             A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

  • No Partnership or Agency

             Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any partnership or joint venture between the parties, nor constitute either party the agent of the other for any purpose. Neither party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way.

  • No Relationship of Employer and Employee

             Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, establish any relationship of employer and employee between the parties.

  • Third Parties

             A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights to enforce its terms as though it were a party to it and the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  • Variation

             Except as set out in these Terms, no variation of the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall be effective unless it is agreed in writing and signed by both parties.

  • Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution
  • If a dispute arises out of or in connection with this Contract or the performance, validity or enforceability of it (Dispute) then, except as expressly provided in this Contract, the parties may at their discretion follow the procedure set out in this clause:
    • either party shall give to the other written notice of the Dispute, setting out its nature and full particulars (Dispute Notice), together with relevant supporting documents. On service of the Dispute Notice, employees at management level (or the nearest equivalent) of the parties shall attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute; and
    • if the management level employees are for any reason unable to resolve the Dispute within 30 days of service of the Dispute Notice, the Dispute shall be referred to the directors of the parties who shall attempt in good faith to resolve it.
  • If the directors of the parties are for any reason unable to resolve the Dispute within 30 days of it being referred to them and the Customer is not registered in the United Kingdom, the parties will attempt to settle it by mediation.
    • The parties shall have recourse to mediation in accordance with in accordance with the Rules, which are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this clause.
    • If the Dispute is not settled by mediation within 30 days of the commencement of the mediation, or such further period as the parties shall agree in writing, the Dispute shall be submitted to the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC whose seat shall be London and shall be finally settled under the Arbitration Rules, by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the Arbitration Rules. The Emergency Arbitrator Provisions under the Arbitration Rules shall not apply.
    • This clause 14.9 takes the form of an arbitration agreement and is governed by the law of England and Wales.
    • The language to be used in the mediation and in the arbitration shall be English.
  • If the directors of the parties are for any reason unable to resolve the Dispute within 30 days of it being referred to them and the Customer is registered in the United Kingdom, the parties may commence court proceedings under clause 12.11 in relation to the whole or part of the Dispute.
    • Governing Law

             The Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

  • Jurisdiction

             Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Contract or these Terms or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).