Terms & Conditions
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND GENERAL TRADING INFORMATION
1. These Terms and Conditions apply to all orders and supersede all others. Receipt of acknowledgement of order by you constitutes your acceptance that our conditions are the only conditions that apply to the contract notwithstanding any purported terms put forward by you.
Amba Sign is a trading name of Amba Wear Ltd.
2. Payment Terms
2.1 Payment shall be made on placing the order.
2.2 If VAT is applicable on your order after the bill has been paid, you as the customer are liable to pay the VAT in full.
3. Passing of Title and Risk
The risk in the goods shall pass to you on delivery.
We reserve the right to alter any details of products advertised without notice and while every effort is made to describe advertised goods accurately, no warranty is given as to accuracy and no responsibility will be accepted for any errors and any resulting loss.
5. Quotations and Contracts
Orders are accepted subject to our right to adjust prices quoted to take account of any changes in the law or Government regulations requiring us to increase prices by way of direct taxation, import duties, customs and excise duties or otherwise. The prices are based on today¹s current costs of production and in the event of any increase in wages or costs of materials to us occurring after the confirmation of an accepted contract, we shall be entitled to charge such increases to you.
Where applicable all prices quoted are subject to VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.
7.1 Every effort will be made to achieve deliver on time, but any delivery day specified is a best estimate and no liability is accepted for any loss arising from delay or error in the delivery of the goods. All deliveries will be charged at the prevailing rates applying at the date of such delivery.
7.2 Special urgent deliveries can usually be arranged but will be subject to additional charges (i.e. urgent print charges and urgent delivery charges), which will be charged to you at current commercial rates.
7.3 Amba Wear accepts no responsibility for deliveries being missed due to none payment. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that full payment is made before delivery can take place.
- Quantity Variation
We shall be deemed to have fulfilled our contract by delivery of a quantity within 5% plus or minus of the quantity of printed goods ordered.
9.1 Claims arising from damages, delay or partial loss in transit must be made in writing to us, so as to reach us within 5 days of delivery.
9.2 All claims with regard to the quantity or quality of the goods shall be made in writing to us so as to reach us within 5 working days of
receipt of goods or such goods shall be deemed to comply as to quantity and quality within the terms of the contract.
9.3 You must examine all goods delivered at the time of delivery. We shall not be liable for any loss arising from damage caused to the goods
in transit unless loss or damage is noted on the delivery note at time of delivery.
9.4 Claims in respect of non-delivery must be made in writing so as to reach us within 4 days from receipt of our invoice.
9.5 Amba Wear requires any printing to be returned in full before agreeing to reprint. Once despatched, no liability is accepted for any loss arising from delay or error in the delivery of the goods.
9.6 If Amba Wear deem the printing to be within tolerance and is of sufficient quality, we reserve the right to return the goods and refuse a reprint or refund.
10.1 Save in so far as defects in the goods delivered cause death, injury or damage to personal property, our liability for any loss or damage suffered by you in respect of the goods shall be limited to the contract value of the goods.
10.2 We can accept no responsibility for loss or damage arising from the supply of goods under this contract unless you have fully complied with the notification of claims procedure set out in clause 9.
10.3 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall affect the rights of the consumer.
11. Cancellation Charges
Please note that a 5% charge of the total value of the original order will be made on all cancelled orders plus a £10.00 charge to cover administration costs, provided we have not started production of plates or printing. Any costs incurred for work already carried out up to the date of written cancellation will also be charged and deducted before any refunds are made.
12. Quantity Changes to Orders
Any changes in quantity ordered must be made in writing to us prior to commencement of processing. Any increases in the order must be regarded as a separate contract unless written notification is received before work commences on the original order.
13. Artwork and Printing
The entire copyright throughout the world in all printing plates, litho positives and negatives, artwork, designs, photographic transparencies, negatives or positives and any other artistic craftsmanship made by or for Amba Wear pursuant to or in implementation of any contract with the customer shall belong to Amba Wear. Amba Wear agrees that unless the customer becomes in default of any obligation to make any payment to Amba Wear, it will not reproduce any such items.
14. Force Majeure
The Company shall be under no liability if he shall be unable to carry out any provision of the contract for any reason beyond his reasonable control including (without limiting the foregoing): Act of God; legislation; war; fire; flood; drought; inadequacy or unsuitability of any instructions, Electronic File, Print Ready File or other data or materials supplied by the Customer; failure of power or heating supply; lock-out, strike or other action taken by employees in contemplation or furtherance of a dispute; or owing to any inability to procure materials required for the performance of the contract. During the continuance of such a contingency the Customer may by written notice to the Company elect to terminate the contract and pay for Work done and materials used, but subject thereto shall otherwise accept delivery when available.
We will not be held responsible for failure or delay in the carrying out of our obligations under the contract arising from any cause outside our reasonable control or by inability to procure materials or articles except at higher prices due to any such cause and in such circumstances we shall be entitled by notice to terminate the contract in whole or in part without incurring any liability whatsoever to you.
The contract between ourselves the Company and the Customer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.
Complaints must be made within 48 hours of receiving your goods. Any complaints made after this time period are void of any right to refund or reprint.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons and images, is the property of Amba Wear and is protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Amba Wear.
18. Company Imprint
Unless the customer has specifically requested a ´plain cover′ delivery, any packaging may carry Amba Wear’s imprint which will be positioned at the company′s discretion.
19. Price Variation and Invoicing
Amba Wear is entitled to change the price of products or services published on the website at any time but will honour the website price published at the time of an order and payment.
Prices published on the website are subject to the customer using the website to submit an order and pay for the work. Other methods of submitting an order and payment for the work may incur additional charges to reflect the increased costs to the company of processing such work unless otherwise agreed in writing by Amba Wear.
Prices published on the website apply on the condition that the order data on which the prices are based does not change after the order has been placed. Costs caused by subsequent changes instigated by the customer will be charged separately.
The company will send invoices solely by email. By submitting an order the customer agrees to this form of invoicing.
20. Preliminary Work
All preliminary work carried out by the company at the customer's request, whether experimentally or otherwise, shall be charged.
Any additional work required of the company by reason of the customer supplying unsuitable electronic files or Print Ready files, inadequate copy, incomplete or incorrect instructions; or late delivery of the same shall be charged.
Prices and estimates are given exclusive of tax and the Company reserves the right to charge and the Customer shall pay any VAT or other tax due.
a) A proof will be supplied by the Company for the Customer to examine and approve. Where the Customer waives any requirement to examine proofs, (and the Company agrees to such a waiver), the Company is indemnified by the Customer against any and all errors in the finished Work.
b) The Company shall incur no liability for any errors not corrected by the Customer where the Customer has been provided with proofs. The Customer's alterations and additional proofs necessitated thereby shall be charged extra. When style, type or layout is left to the Company's judgement, changes therefrom made by the Customer shall be charged extra.
c) Due to their inherent nature, proofs supplied by the Company shall be accurate for layout and content only and it is understood and accepted that proofs shall not be accurate for colour comparison to the finished Work. If the Customer requests (and the Company agrees to) a more specific and achievable level of colour matching, additional charges will apply.
d) All reasonable efforts will be made by the Company to obtain the best possible colour reproduction on the Customer′s Work but variation is inherent in the printing process and it is understood and accepted as reasonable that the Company shall not be required to guarantee an exact match in colour or texture between the Customer′s photograph, transparency, proof, Electronic File, Print Ready File, previously printed matter (whether printed by the Company or by a third party) or any other materials supplied by the Customer and the finished Work. It is accepted and understood that Pantone colours (also known as spot colours) shall not be accurately reproduced due to the inherent nature of our full colour printing process.
24. Quantity Variation
Every endeavor will be made to deliver the correct quantity ordered. However, some variation is inherent in the printing process and it is understood and accepted that minor variations of the final quantity produced subject to a variance of plus or minus 5% are immaterial and in this instance no refunds or additional charges will become due. Where the shortage is greater than 5% the limit of the Company′s liability to the Customer shall be to make up the shortage within a reasonable period of time or credit for the shortage quantity.
25. Payment & Delivery
a) Delivery prices published on the Website are for delivery the next working day after dispatch by the Company to a single address in the Mainland of the United Kingdom excluding Highlands, Islands or Overseas. Split deliveries, alternative delivery methods or schedules and deliveries to other destinations may be available on request and will be subject to additional charges.
b) Should the Work be suspended or delayed by the Customer for any reason the Company shall be entitled to charge for storage and for loss of or wastage of resources that cannot otherwise be used.
c) Should the suspension or delay in 8b above extend beyond 30 days the Company shall be entitled to immediate payment for Work already carried out, materials specially ordered and any other additional costs.
d) At the Company′s sole discretion credit facilities may be granted, however this will normally be limited to certain public sector organisations who provide an official purchase order at time of purchase. Where credit facilities are granted the Company reserves the right to withdraw them at any time, without having to give their reasons and, in such a case, all outstanding invoices become due and payable immediately.
e) If Credit facilities have been granted, payment terms will be agreed in writing and the Customer shall pay invoices by the due date. If any item(s) remain unpaid by that due date charges will apply, in accordance with s5A and/or s6 of the Late Payment Commercial Debt (Interest) Act 1998 or any subsequent enactment. In addition, all invoices will become due and payable immediately and will be treated as overdue items, with appropriate charges applied and all costs reasonably incurred in collecting the debt payable by the Customer.
f) Delivery of the Work shall be accepted when tendered. If the Customer or other authorised signatory is not present at the agreed delivery address to accept delivery, the Company shall be entitled to charge extra for any subsequent redelivery attempts.
g) Completion and delivery turnaround or lead-times (measured in working days (not including weekends, public holidays and Christmas shutdown) from receipt of cleared or authorised payment and of approval by the Customer in writing of any Proofs) are a guide only and, whilst the Company will make every effort to adhere to proposed timescales, time is not of the essence in any contract with the Customer.
h) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, (in which case an extra charge may be made), delivery will be to kerbside at the Customer's address and the Customer will make arrangements for off-loading and for any additional transportation to its storage facility.
i) Subject to any agreement as per 8h above, delivery involving difficult access and/or unreasonable distance from vehicular access shall entitle the Company to make an extra charge to reflect the extra costs involved.
j) Should expedited delivery be agreed the Company shall be entitled to make an extra charge to cover any overtime or any other additional costs incurred (including non-exhaustively courier or postage charges).
k) Where the Work is to be delivered in installments each delivery shall constitute a separate contract and failure by the Company to deliver any one or more of the installments in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or any claim by the Customer in respect of any one or more of the installments shall not entitle the Customer to treat the order as a whole as repudiated or cancelled.
l) Payment shall become due and cleared at the Company′s Bank, or authorised by the Bank in the case of Credit Card or Debit Card payment, before commencement of the Preliminary Work or Work unless otherwise agreed in writing.
26. Materials Supplied Or Specified By The Customer
26.1 Electronic Files And Print Ready Files
a) It is the Customer's responsibility to maintain a copy of any original Electronic File or Print Ready File provided by the Customer.
b) The Company shall not be responsible for checking the accuracy or suitability of supplied input from an Electronic File or Print Ready File.
c) Without prejudice to clause 9.1b, if an Electronic File or Print Ready File is not suitable for outputting on equipment normally adequate for such purposes without adjustment or other corrective action the Company may make a charge for any resulting additional cost incurred or may reject the file without prejudice to his rights to payment for Preliminary Work or Work done/materials purchased.
26.2 Risk And Storage
a) Customer's property and all property supplied to the Company by or on behalf of the Customer shall while it is in the possession of the Company or in transit to or from the Customer are deemed to be at the Customer's risk unless otherwise agreed in writing and the Customer should insure accordingly.
b) The Company shall be entitled to make a reasonable charge for the storage of any Customer's property left with the Company before receipt of the order or after notification to the Customer of completion of the Work.
26.3 Finished Goods
a) The risk in the Work and all goods delivered in connection with the Work shall pass to the Customer on delivery and the Customer should insure accordingly.
b) On completion of the Work, the Company will store the Customer′s materials and Work for a maximum of one month, after which time they will be destroyed without further notice.
27. Materials And Equipment Supplied By The Company
a) Metal, film and other materials owned by the Company and used in the production of Intermediates, type, plates, film-setting, negatives, positives, electronic files and other production processes, together with items thereby produced, shall remain the Company's exclusive property.
b) Film, plates, tapes, discs, electronic files or other work destroyed immediately after the order is executed unless written arrangements are made to the contrary. In the latter event, storage shall be charged.
c) The Company shall not be obliged to download any digital data from his equipment or supply the same to the Customer on disc, tape or by any communication link.
28. Retention Of Title
a) The Work remains the Company's property until the Customer has paid for it and discharged all other debts owing to the Company.
b) If the Customer becomes subject to Insolvency and the Work has not been paid for in full the Company may take the goods back and, if necessary, enter the Customer's premises to do so, or to inspect and/or label the goods so as to identify them clearly.
c) If the Customer shall sell the goods before they have been paid for in full he shall hold the proceeds of sale on trust for the Company in a separate account until any sum owing to the Company has been discharged from such proceeds.
d) Where the Customer is in breach of these Terms or performs any act of Bankruptcy or Insolvency the Company reserves the right to approach the Customer's customer and to offer the Work directly to them, notwithstanding the fact that this will involve advising the Customer′s customer that the Customer is in breach or in default.
a) Advice of damage, delay or loss of goods in transit or of non-delivery must be given in writing to the Company and the carrier within three clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery, within three days of notification of dispatch of the goods) and any claim in respect thereof must be made in writing to the Company and the carrier within seven clear days of delivery (or, in the case of non-delivery, within seven days of notification of dispatch). All other claims must be made in writing to the Company within 14 days of delivery. The Company shall not be liable in respect of any claim unless the aforementioned requirements have been complied with except in any particular case where the Customer proves that (i) it was not possible to comply with the requirements and (ii) the claim was made as soon as reasonably possible.
b) If the Work is defective so that the Customer may in law reject it, it is the Customer′s responsibility to supply a written account of their reasons for rejecting the Work and provide samples for our inspection within seven days of delivery of the goods, failing which the Customer shall be deemed to have accepted the Work.
a) Insofar as is permitted by law where Work is defective for any reason, including negligence, the Company's liability (if any) shall be limited to rectifying such defect, or crediting its value against any invoice raised in respect of the Work.
b) Where the Company performs its obligations to rectify defective Work under this condition the Company shall not be liable for indirect loss, consequential loss or third party claims occasioned by defective Work and the Customer shall not be entitled to any further claim in respect of the Work nor shall the Customer be entitled to repudiate the contract, refuse to pay for the work or cancel further deliveries.
c) The full quantity of defective Work must be returned to the Company before replacement or credits can be issued. If the subject Work is not available to the Company the Company shall hold that the Customer has accepted the Work and no credits or replacement Work will be provided.
d) The Company shall not be liable for indirect loss, consequential loss or third party claims occasioned by delay in completing the Work or for any loss to the Customer arising from delay in transit, whether as a result of the Company's negligence or otherwise.
e) Where the Company offers to replace defective Work the Customer must accept such an offer unless he can show clear cause for refusing so to do. If the Customer opts to have the Work re-done by any third party without reference to the Company the Customer automatically revokes his right to any remedy from the Company, including but not exclusively the right to a credit in respect of Work done by the Company.
f) Where the Work will be forwarded by or on behalf of the Customer to a third party for further processing the Customer will be deemed to have inspected and approved the Work prior to forwarding and the Company shall accept no liability for claims arising subsequent to the third party′s processing.
g) The Company reserves the right to reject any work forwarded to him after initial processing by a third party as soon as is reasonably practicable without processing the work any further. Should the Customer require the Company notwithstanding to continue, then the Company is only obliged to do so after confirmation from the Customer in writing.
h) Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the Company's liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.
Without prejudice to other remedies, if the Customer becomes insolvent, the Company shall have the right not to proceed further with the contract or any other Work for the Customer and be entitled to charge for Work already carried out (whether completed or not) and materials purchased for the Customer, such charge to be an immediate debt due to him. Any unpaid invoices shall become immediately due for payment.
32. General Lien
Without prejudice to other remedies, in respect of all unpaid debts due from the Customer the Company shall have a general lien on all goods and property of or provided by the Customer in his possession (whether worked on or not) and shall be entitled on the expiration of 14 days' notice to dispose of such goods or property as agent for the Customer in such manner and at such price as he thinks fit and to apply the proceeds towards such debts, and shall when accounting to the Customer for any balance remaining be discharged from all liability in respect of such goods or property.
33. Illegal matter
a) The Company shall not be required to print any matter which in his opinion is or may be of an illegal, offensive, extreme or libelous nature or an infringement of the proprietary or other rights of any third party.
b) The Company shall be indemnified by the Customer in respect of any claims, costs and expenses arising out of the printing by the Company for the Customer of any illegal or unlawful matter including matter which is libelous or infringes copyright, patent, design or any other proprietary or personal rights. The indemnity shall include (without limitation) any amounts paid on a lawyer's advice in settlement of any claim that any matter is libelous or such an infringement.
a) The Customer shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary authorities and consents to reproduce (non-exhaustively) artwork, photographs, copyright text and the like ("Materials") prior to instructing the Company to reproduce the same. The Customer shall indemnify and hold blameless the Company against all demands, actions, costs, expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and disbursements), losses and damages arising from or suffered or incurred by reason of any claim (including but not limited to the defence of such claim) that the reproduction of the Materials by the Company infringes the intellectual property or other rights of any third party or misuses the confidential information of a third party.
b) All design Work commissioned or ordered by the Customer and originated by the Company shall, as to its material elements and as to the copyright or design right in relation to it, belong to the Company.
c) The Customer shall not have any right to reproduce or authorise any other person to reproduce any such design Work in whole or in part or do any act which would, in the absence of written authorisation by the Company, infringe any copyright or design right which may subsist in relation to any such design Work.
d) The Company may, at the request of the Customer, assign the copyright and design right of design Work to the Customer upon payment of the Company′s expenses in relation to such assignment.
35. Suitability of Work supplied
It is the Customers responsibility to ensure that the product ordered from the Company is suitable and the Company shall not be held liable if the Customer orders a product that is unsuitable for its intended use, including (non-exhaustively) incorrect type of paper specified for goods to be post processed through a laser, inkjet or similar printing device, self adhesive or label products which have special requirements such as to be removable and products that will be used in connection with food or food packaging. The Company will take all reasonable steps to assist the Customer in specifying the correct product if the Customer so requests.
36. Data Protection
a) By placing an order with the Company the Customer consents to its details being held by the Company for accounting purposes and passed to third party contractors where necessary to complete the Work (such as carriers for the purpose of delivering the Work to the Customer) and this information will be retained by the Company even after the trading relationship has ceased.
b) By placing an order or registering on the Website the Customer consents to the Company using its information for marketing purposes whereby the Company may notify the Customer about its products, services or special offers that may be of interest, unless otherwise agreed.
c) The Customer is hereby notified that the Company may transfer personal information about the Customer to a Credit Agency pursuant to clause 8d above.
37. IP Addresses and Cookies
a) The Company may collect information about the Customer′s computer including, where available, IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to the Company′s advertisers and improve the layout of the Company′s Website. This is statistical data about our Customers′ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
These Terms and Conditions and all other express and implied terms of the contract shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
All specifications and notices relied on by either Party and all variations to this agreement must be in writing and include a duly authorised signature.
40. Variation to Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions may be amended from time to time. The latest version of these Terms and Conditions may be accessed via the Website or requested in writing.
a) Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect the rights of Consumers.
b) Due to the bespoke made-to-order nature of printed matter the customer shall not be entitled to a "cooling off" period to cancel the work ordered. However, if the customer cancels any contract the Company shall only charge the Customer for any materials purchased for the contract and Preliminary Work or Work already undertaken up to the time of cancellation, subject to a minimum charge of 10% of total order value before VAT or the sum of £10 plus VAT (whichever value is greater).
All clauses and sub-clauses of this Agreement are severable and if any clause or identifiable part thereof is held to be unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction then such enforceability shall not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions or identifiable parts thereof in these Terms and Conditions.
a) "Company" means Amba Wear who provides the goods or services under these Terms and Conditions.
b) "Customer" means the party contracting with Amba Wear to acquire the goods and services supplied under these Terms and Conditions.
c) "website" means the website(s) owned and operated by the Company - www.ambawear.com
d) "work" means all goods (by way of intermediate or finished product) and services supplied by the Company to the Customer.
e) "Intermediates" means all products produced during the manufacturing process including non-exhaustively discs, film, plates, and intellectual property.
f) "Preliminary Work" means all work done in the concept and preparatory stages (including non-exhaustively design, artwork, proofs).
g) "electronic file" means any text, illustration or other matter supplied or produced by either Party in digitised form on disc, by email, modem, internet, FTP, ISDN or any other communication link.
h) "Print Ready File" means artwork supplied by the Customer ready for plate making and production, without further keyboard intervention by the Company, in digitised form on disc, by email, modem, internet, FTP, ISDN or any other communication link.
i) "Insolvency" means the Customer is in a position where it is unable to pay its debts or has a winding up petition issued against it or has a receiver, administrator or administrative receiver appointed to it or being a person commits an act of bankruptcy or has a bankruptcy petition issued against him.
The above Terms and Conditions constitute the entire Agreement between the Customer and the Company and supersede any previous agreements, warranties, representations, undertakings or understandings between the parties and may not be varied except in writing.