Assessment Corp – Terms & Conditions of Trade
1.1 “Contract” means the terms and conditions contained herein, together with any quotation, order, invoice or other document or amendments expressed to be supplemental to this Contract.
1.2 “Contractor” means Assessment Corp Pty Ltd T/A Assessment Corp its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Assessment Corp Pty Ltd T/A Assessment Corp.
1.3 “Client” means the person/s, entities or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of the Client requesting the Contractor to provide the Services as specified in any proposal, quotation, order, invoice or other documentation, and:
(a) if there is more than one Client, is a reference to each Client jointly and severally; and
(b) if the Client is a partnership, it shall bind each partner jointly and severally; and
(c) if the Client is a part of a Trust, shall be bound in their capacity as a trustee; and
(d) includes the Client’s executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns.
1.4 “Incidental Items” means any goods, demolished materials, documents, designs, drawings or materials supplied, consumed, created or deposited incidentally by the Contractor in the course of it conducting, or supplying to the Client, any Services.
1.5 “Services” mean all Services supplied by the Contractor to the Client at the Client’s request from time to time.
1.6 “Confidential Information” means information of a confidential nature whether oral, written or in electronic form including, but not limited to, this Contract, either party’s intellectual property, operational information, know-how, trade secrets, financial and commercial affairs, contracts, client information (including but not limited to, “Personal Information” such as: name, address, D.O.B, occupation, driver’s license details, electronic contact (email, Facebook or Twitter details), medical insurance details or next of kin and other contact information (where applicable), previous credit applications, credit history) and pricing details.
1.7 “Cookies” means small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data (including Personal Information) specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client’s computer. If the Client does not wish to allow Cookies to operate in the background when ordering from the website, then the Client shall have the right to enable/disable the Cookies first by selecting the option to enable/disable provided on the website, prior to ordering Services via the website.
1.8 “Price” means the price payable (plus any GST where applicable) for the Services as agreed between the Contractor and the Client in accordance with clause 6 of this Contract.
1.9 “GST” means Goods and Services Tax as defined within the “A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999” (Cth).
2.1 The Client is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Client places an order for, or accepts Services provided by the Contractor.
2.2 In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Contract and any other prior document or schedule that the parties have entered into, the terms of this Contract shall prevail.
2.3 Any amendment to the terms and conditions contained in this Contract may only be amended in writing by the consent of both parties.
2.4 The Client acknowledges that the supply of Services on credit shall not take effect until the Client has completed a credit application with the Contractor and it has been approved with a credit limit established for the account.
2.5 In the event that the supply of Services request exceeds the Clients credit limit and/or the account exceeds the payment terms, the Contractor reserves the right to refuse delivery.
2.6 Where the Contractor gives any advice, recommendation, information, assistance or service provided by the Contractor in relation to Services supplied is given in good faith to the Client, or the Client’s agent and is based on the Contractor’s own knowledge and experience and shall be accepted without liability on the part of the Contractor. Where such advice or recommendations are not acted upon then the Contractor shall require the Client or their agent to authorise commencement of the Services in writing. The Contractor shall not be liable in any way whatsoever for any damages or losses that occur after any subsequent commencement of the Services.
2.7 Ownership of the demolished items shall be as agreed between the Client and the Contractor in writing.
2.8 Electronic signatures shall be deemed to be accepted by either party providing that the parties have complied with Section 9 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 or any other applicable provisions of that Act or any Regulations referred to in that Act.
3. Errors and Omissions
3.1 The Client acknowledges and accepts that the Contractor shall, without prejudice, accept no liability in respect of any alleged or actual error(s) and/or omission(s):
(a) resulting from an inadvertent mistake made by the Contractor in the formation and/or administration of this Contract; and/or
(b) contained in/omitted from any literature (hard copy and/or electronic) supplied by the Contractor in respect of the Services.
3.2 In the event such an error and/or omission occurs in accordance with clause 3.1, and is not attributable to the negligence and/or wilful misconduct of the Contractor; the Client shall not be entitled to treat this Contract as repudiated nor render it invalid.
4. Authorised Representatives
4.1 The Client acknowledges that the Contractor shall (for the duration of the Services) liaise directly with one (1) authorised representative, and that once introduced as such to the Contractor, that person shall have the full authority of the Client to order any Services and/or to request any variation thereto on the Client’s behalf. The Client accepts that they will be solely liable to the Contractor for all additional costs incurred by the Contractor (including the Contractor’s profit margin) in providing any Services or variation/s requested thereto by the Client’s duly authorised representative.
5. Change in Control
5.1 The Client shall give the Contractor not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Client and/or any other change in the Client’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Client’s name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, change of trustees, or business practice). The Client shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Contractor as a result of the Client’s failure to comply with this clause.
6. Price and Payment
6.1 At the Contractor’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:
(a) as indicated on any invoice provided by the Contractor to the Client; or
(b) the Price as at the date of delivery of the Services according to the Contractor’s current price list; or
(c) the Contractor’s quoted price (subject to clause 6.2) which will be valid for the period stated in the quotation or otherwise for a period of thirty (30) days.
6.2 The Contractor reserves the right to change the Price:
(a) if a variation to the Services originally scheduled (including any applicable plans or specifications) is requested; or
(b) where additional Services are required due to the discovery of hidden or unidentifiable difficulties (including, but not limited to, poor weather conditions, limitations to Site access, ready availability of machinery, variations in quantity or volume of Services to be supplied, prerequisite work by a third party not being completed, inaccurate measurements, plans or specifications supplied by the Client, hard rock or other barriers below the surface, latent soil conditions, iron reinforcing rods in concrete, or hidden pipes and wiring, etc.) which are only discovered on commencement of the Services; or
(c) as a result of an increase in the Contractor’s costs due to changes in statutory, government, or local body charges, taxes, levies, etc. with respect to the Services or due to relevant industry awards (e.g. Site allowance and severance pay), which are outside the control of the Contractor.
6.3 Variations will be charged for on the basis of the Contractor’s quotation, and will be detailed in writing, and shown as variations on the Contractor’s invoice. The Client shall be required to respond to any variation submitted by the Contractor within ten (10) working days. Failure to do so will entitle the Contractor to add the cost of the variation to the Price. Payment for all variations must be made in full at the time of their completion.
6.4 At the Contractor’s sole discretion a non-refundable deposit may be required.
6.5 Time for payment for the Services being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Client on the date/s determined by the Contractor, which may be:
(a) on delivery of the Services;
(b) by way of instalments/progress payments in accordance with the Contractor’s payment schedule;
(c) the date specified on any invoice or other form as being the date for payment; or
(d) failing any notice to the contrary, the date which is seven (7) days following the date of any invoice given to the Client by the Contractor.
6.6 Payment may be made by cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, credit card (a surcharge may apply per transaction), or by any other method as agreed to between the Client and the Contractor.
6.7 No allowance has been made in the Price for the deduction of retentions. In the event that retentions are made, the Contractor reserves the right to treat all retentions as placing the Client’s account into default.
6.8 The Contractor may in its discretion allocate any payment received from the Client towards any invoice that the Contractor determines and may do so at the time of receipt or at any time afterwards. On any default by the Client the Contractor may re-allocate any payments previously received and allocated. In the absence of any payment allocation by the Contractor, payment will be deemed to be allocated in such manner as preserves the maximum value of the Contractor’s Purchase Money Security Interest (as defined in the PPSA) in the Services.
6.9 The Client shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Client by the Contractor nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.
6.10 Unless otherwise stated the Price does not include GST. In addition to the Price, the Client must pay to the Contractor an amount equal to any GST the Contractor must pay for any supply by the Contractor under this or any other agreement for providing the Contractor’s Services. The Client must pay GST, without deduction or set off of any other amounts, at the same time and on the same basis as the Client pays the Price. In addition, the Client must pay any other taxes and duties that may be applicable in addition to the Price except where they are expressly included in the Price.
6.11 Receipt by the Contractor of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised, and until then the Contractor’s ownership or rights in respect of the Services, and this Contract, shall continue.
7. Provision of the Services
7.1 Subject to clause 7.2 it is the Contractor’s responsibility to ensure that the Services start as soon as it is reasonably possible.
7.2 The Services’ commencement date will be put back and/or the completion date extended by whatever time is reasonable in the event that the Contractor claims an extension of time (by giving the Client written notice) where completion is delayed by an event beyond the Contractor’s control, including but not limited to any failure by the Client to:
(a) make a selection; or
(b) have the Site ready for the Services; or
(c) notify the Contractor that the Site is ready.
7.3 At the Contractor’s sole discretion, the cost of delivery is included in the Price.
7.4 The Contractor may deliver the Services by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.
7.5 The Contractor is not insured to remove furniture or fittings and will not do so, nor is it licensed to move gas or electrical appliances.
7.6 Any time specified by the Contractor for delivery of the Services is an estimate only and the Contractor will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Client as a result of delivery being late. However both parties agree that they shall make every endeavour to enable the Services to be supplied at the time and place as was arranged between both parties. In the event that the Contractor is unable to supply the Services as agreed solely due to any action or inaction of the Client, then the Contractor shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for re-supplying the Services at a later time and date, and/or for storage of equipment and/or machinery.
8.1 Irrespective of whether the Contractor retains ownership of any Incidental Items all risk for such items shall pass to the Client as soon as such items are delivered to the Client and shall remain with the Client until such time as the Contractor may repossess the Incidental Items. The Client must ensure all Incidental Items on or before delivery.
8.2 The Contractor reserves its right to seek compensation or damages for any damage, destruction or loss suffered in relation to the Incidental Items as a result of the Client’s failure to insure in accordance with clause 8.1.
8.3 Where the Contractor requires that fittings and appliances, or plant and tools required for the Services be stored at the Site, the Client shall supply the Contractor a safe area for storage and shall take all reasonable efforts to protect all items from possible destruction, theft or damage. In the event that any of the stored items are destroyed, stolen or damaged, then the cost of repair or replacement shall be the Client’s responsibility.
9. Client’s Responsibilities
9.1 It shall be the Client’s responsibility to, unless otherwise agreed:
(a) make the premises available on the agreed date and time. If the Services are delayed or interrupted by the failure of the Client to adhere to the work schedule agreed to between the Contractor and the Client, any additional costs will be invoiced to the Client as an extra;
(b) ensure that the Contractor has clear and free access to the Site at all times to enable them to undertake the Services. The Contractor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to the Site (including, without limitation, damage to pathways, driveways, concreted or paved or grassed areas and gardens or landscaping) unless due to the negligence of the Contractor; and
(c) ensure such access is suitable to accept the weight of laden trucks, front end loaders or other heavy equipment as may be deemed necessary by the Contractor. The Client agrees to indemnify the Contractor against all costs incurred by the Contractor in recovering such vehicles in the event they become bogged or otherwise immovable;
(d) remove all fragile items such as glassware, crockery, pot plants, furniture and ornaments. Breakages and damages are the responsibility of the Client. All care taken but no responsibility accepted by the Contractor in this regard;
(e) ensure a safety fence is erected around the perimeter of the Site to ensure public safety;
(f) provide the Contractor access to Site amenities, water, power and free parking for the Contractor’s vehicles; and
(g) obtain (at the expense of the Client) evidence by a certified operator of the precise location of all known services, and asbestos and/or or hazardous materials (and that these are clearly marked) on Site, and evidence that such services have been disabled/disconnected. The mains and services that must be identified and disabled/disconnected include, but are not limited to, electrical services, gas services, sewer services, pumping services, sewer connections, sewer sludge mains, water mains, irrigation pipes, telephone cables, fibre optic cables, oil pumping mains, and any other services that may be on Site, and:
(i) in the event the Contractor is required to provide such information or service, the cost of such shall be charged to the Client as per clause 6.2; and
(ii) whilst the Contractor will take all care to avoid damage to any services, the Client agrees to indemnify the Contractor in respect of all and any liability claims, loss, damage, costs and fines as a result of damage to services not precisely located and notified by the Client.
(h) allocate an area for the accumulation and removal of any rubbish created from the provision of the Services by the Contractor, and the cost of such rubbish disposal containers and/or rubbish removal services shall be incurred by the Client. The Client acknowledges that, whilst the Contractor shall make all endeavours to accumulate all rubbish, excavated material, vegetation, demolished or dismantled structures at such area, the Contractor shall not be held liable for any small amounts of rubbish, and the like, remaining at the Site.
9.2 The Contractor shall be entitled to rely on the accuracy of any plans, specifications and other information provided by the Client. The Client acknowledges and agrees that in the event that any of this information provided by the Client is inaccurate, the Contractor accepts no responsibility for any loss, damages, or costs however resulting from these inaccurate plans, specifications or other information.
10.1 The Contractor shall have public liability insurance of at least $5m. It is the Clients responsibility to ensure that they are similarly insured.
11. Compliance with Laws
11.1 The Client and the Contractor shall comply with the provisions of all statutes, regulations and bylaws of government, local and other public authorities that may be applicable to the Services, including any work health and safety (WHS) laws relating to building/construction sites and any other relevant safety standards or legislation, particularly those in relation to asbestos and/or other hazardous materials (and the safe removal and disposal of the same). The Client agrees to indemnify the Contractor against all claims arising from health issues related to exposure to asbestos at the Site.
11.2 The Client acknowledges that it is important to minimise damage to Asbestos/Hazardous materials whilst removing, and surrounding fittings may be damaged (accidentally or deliberately) in order to safely achieve this. Whilst the Contractor will take all care and adhere to clause
11.1, the Client agrees to indemnify, and hold harmless, the Contractor for any loss or damage to the site.
11.3 The Client shall obtain (at the expense of the Client) all engineering reports, certificates, and all licenses, permits and approvals that may be required for the supply of Services.
11.4 Site Inductions
(i) in the event the Client requires an employee or sub-contractor of the Contractor to undertake a Site induction during working hours, the Client will be liable to pay the hourly charges for that period. If any induction is needs to be undertaken prior to the commencement date then the Client shall be liable to pay the Contractor’s standard (and/or overtime, if applicable) hourly labour rate; or
(j) where the Contractor is in control of the Site, the Client and/or the Clients third party contractors must initially carry out the Contractor’s
health & safety induction course before access to the Site will be granted. Inspection of the Site during the course of the Services will be
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by appointment only and unless otherwise agreed, in such an event the Client and/or third party acting on behalf of the Client must at all times be accompanied by the Contractor.
12. Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“PPSA”)
12.1 In this clause financing statement, financing change statement, security agreement, and security interest has the meaning given to it by the PPSA.
12.2 Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Client acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA and creates a security interest in:
(a) all Incidental Items previously supplied by the Contractor to the Client;
(b) all Incidental Items will be supplied in the future by the Contractor to the Client; and
(c) all the Client’s present and after acquired property being a charge, including anything in respect of which the Client has at any time a sufficient right, interest or power to grant a security interest in for the purposes of securing repayment of all monetary obligations of the Client to the Contractor for Services – that have previously been provided and that will be provided in the future by the Contractor to the Client.
12.3 The Client undertakes to:
(a) promptly sign any further documents and/or provide any further information (such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects) which the Contractor may reasonably require to;
(i) register a financing statement or financing change statement in relation to a security interest on the Personal Property Securities
(ii) register any other document required to be registered by the PPSA; or
(iii) correct a defect in a statement referred to in clause 12.3(a)(i) or 12.3(a)(ii);
(b) indemnify, and upon demand reimburse, the Contractor for all expenses incurred in registering a financing statement or financing change
statement on the Personal Property Securities Register established by the PPSA or releasing any Incidental Items charged thereby;
(c) not register a financing change statement in respect of a security interest without the prior written consent of the Contractor;
(d) not register, or permit to be registered, a financing statement or a financing change statement in relation to the Incidental Items in favour of a third party without the prior written consent of the Contractor.
12.4 The Contractor and the Client agree that sections 96, 115 and 125 of the PPSA do not apply to the security agreement created by these terms and conditions.
12.5 The Client waives their rights to receive notices under sections 95, 118, 121(4), 130, 132(3)(d) and 132(4) of the PPSA.
12.6 The Client waives their rights as a grantor and/or a debtor under sections 142 and 143 of the PPSA.
12.7 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Contractor, the Client waives their right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 157 of the PPSA.
12.8 The Client must unconditionally ratify any actions taken by the Contractor under clauses 12.3 to 12.5.
12.9 Subject to any express provisions to the contrary (including those contained in this clause 12), nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any of the provisions of the PPSA.
13. Security and Charge
13.1 In consideration of the Contractor agreeing to supply Services, the Client charges all of its rights, title and interest (whether joint or several) in any land, realty or other assets capable of being charged, owned by the Client either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the Client of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).
13.2 The Client indemnifies the Contractor from and against all the Contractor’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis incurred in exercising the Contractor’s rights under this clause.
13.3 The Client irrevocably appoints the Contractor and each director of the Contractor as the Client’s true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 13 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Client’s behalf.
14. Defects, Warranties and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)
14.1 The Client must inspect the Contractor’s Services on completion of the Services and must within seven (7) days notify the Contractor in writing of any evident defect in the Services or Incidental Items provided (including the Contractor’s workmanship) or of any other failure by the Contractor to comply with the description of, or quote for, the Services which the Contractor was to supply. The Client must notify any other alleged defect in the Contractor’s Services or Incidental Items as soon as is reasonably possible after any such defect becomes evident. Upon such notification the Client must allow the Contractor to review the Services or Incidental Items that were provided.
14.2 Under applicable State, Territory and Commonwealth Law (including, without limitation the CCA), certain statutory implied guarantees and warranties (including, without limitation the statutory guarantees under the CCA) may be implied into these terms and conditions (Non-Excluded Guarantees).
14.3 The Contractor acknowledges that nothing in these terms and conditions purports to modify or exclude the Non-Excluded Guarantees.
14.4 Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions or in respect of the Non-Excluded Guarantees, the Contractor makes no warranties or other representations under these terms and conditions including, but not limited to, the quality or suitability of the Services. The Contractor’s liability in respect of these warranties is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
14.5 If the Client is a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, the Contractor’s liability is limited to the extent permitted by section 64A of Schedule 2.
14.6 If the Contractor is required to rectify, re-supply, or pay the cost of re-supplying the Services under this clause or the CCA, but is unable to do so, then the Contractor may refund any money the Client has paid for the Services but only to the extent that such refund shall take into account the value of Services and Incidental Items which have been provided to the Client which were not defective.
14.7 If the Client is not a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, the Contractor’s liability for any defective Services or Incidental Items is:
(a) limited to the value of any express warranty or warranty card provided to the Client by the Contractor at the Contractor’s sole discretion;
(b) otherwise negated absolutely.
14.8 Notwithstanding clauses 14.1 to 14.7 but subject to the CCA, the Contractor shall not be liable for any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise as a result of:
(a) the Client failing to properly maintain or store any Incidental Items;
(b) the Client using the Incidental Items for any purpose other than that for which they were designed;
(c) the Client continuing to use any Incidental Items after any defect became apparent or should have become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user;
(d) interference with the Services by the Client or any third party without the Contractor’s prior approval;
(e) the Client failing to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the Contractor;
(f) fair wear and tear, any accident, or act of God.
15. Default and Consequences of Default
15.1 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due, until the date of payment, at a rate of two and a half percent (2.5%) per calendar month (and at the Contractor’s sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.
15.2 If the Client owes the Contractor any money the Client shall indemnify the Contractor from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Contractor in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, the Contractor’s contract default fee, and bank dishonour fees).
15.3 Further to any other rights or remedies the Contractor may have under this Contract, if a Client has made payment to the Contractor, and the the transaction is subsequently reversed, the Client shall be liable for the amount of the reversed transaction, in addition to any further costs incurred by the Contractor under this clause 15 where it can be proven that such reversal is found to be illegal, fraudulent or in contravention to the Client’s obligations under this Contract.
15.4 Without prejudice to the Contractor’s other remedies at law the Contractor shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Client which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Contractor shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:
(a) any money payable to the Contractor becomes overdue, or in the Contractor’s opinion the Client will be unable to make a payment when it falls due;
(b) the Client has exceeded any applicable credit limit provided by the Contractor;
(c) the Client becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
(d) a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Client or any asset of the Client.
16.1 Without prejudice to any other remedies the Contractor may have, if at any time the Client is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions the Contractor may suspend or terminate the supply of Services to the Client. The Contractor will not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage the Client suffers because the Contractor has exercised its rights under this clause.
16.2 The Contractor may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Services at any time before the Services are commenced by giving written notice to the Client. On giving such notice the Contractor shall repay to the Client any money paid by the Client for the Services. The Contractor shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.
16.3 In the event that the Client cancels delivery of the Services the Client shall be liable for any and all loss incurred (whether direct or indirect) by the Contractor as a direct result of the cancellation (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits).
17.1 All emails, documents, images or other recorded information held or used by the Contractor is Personal Information, as defined and referred to in clause 17.3, and therefore considered Confidential Information. The Contractor acknowledges its obligation in relation to the handling, use, disclosure and processing of Personal Information pursuant to the Privacy Act 1988 (“the Act”) including the Part IIIC of the Act being Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (NDB) and any statutory requirements, where relevant in a European Economic Area (“EEA”), under the EU Data Privacy Laws (including the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”) (collectively, “EU Data Privacy Laws”). The Contractor acknowledges that in the event it becomes aware of any data breaches and/or disclosure of the Clients Personal Information, held by the Contractor that may result in serious harm to the Client, the Contractor will notify the Client in accordance with the Act and/or the GDPR. Any release of such Personal Information must be in accordance with the Act and the GDPR (where relevant) and must be approved by the Client by written consent, unless subject to an operation of law.
17.2 Notwithstanding clause 17.1, privacy limitations will extend to the Contractor in respect of Cookies where transactions for purchases/orders transpire directly from the Contractor’s website. The Contractor agrees to display reference to such Cookies and/or similar tracking technologies, such as pixels and web beacons (if applicable), such technology allows the collection of Personal Information such as the Client’s:
(a) IP address, browser, email client type and other similar details;
(b) tracking website usage and traffic; and
(c) reports are available to the Contractor when the Contractor sends an email to the Client, so the Contractor may collect and review that information (“collectively Personal Information”) In order to enable / disable the collection of Personal Information by way of Cookies, the Client shall have the right to enable / disable the Cookies first by selecting the option to enable / disable, provided on the website prior to proceeding with a purchase/order via the Contractor’s website.
17.3 The Client agrees for the Contractor to obtain from a credit reporting body (CRB) a credit report containing personal credit information (e.g. name, address, D.O.B, occupation, driver’s license details, electronic contact (email, Facebook or Twitter details), medical insurance details or next of kin and other contact information (where applicable), previous credit applications, credit history) about the Client in relation to credit provided by the Contractor.
17.4 The Client agrees that the Contractor may exchange information about the Client with those credit providers and with related body corporates for the following purposes:
(a) to assess an application by the Client; and/or
(b) to notify other credit providers of a default by the Client; and/or
(c) to exchange information with other credit providers as to the status of this credit account, where the Client is in default with other credit providers; and/or
(d) to assess the creditworthiness of the Client including the Client’s repayment history in the preceding two (2) years.
17.5 The Client consents to the Contractor being given a consumer credit report to collect overdue payment on commercial credit.
17.6 The Client agrees that personal credit information provided may be used and retained by the Contractor for the following purposes (and for other agreed purposes or required by):
(a) the provision of Services; and/or
(b) analysing, verifying and/or checking the Client’s credit, payment and/or status in relation to the provision of Services; and/or
(c) processing of any payment instructions, direct debit facilities and/or credit facilities requested by the Client; and/or
(d) enabling the collection of amounts outstanding in relation to the Services.
17.7 The Contractor may give information about the Client to a CRB for the following purposes:
(a) to obtain a consumer credit report;
(b) allow the CRB to create or maintain a credit information file about the Client including credit history.
17.8 The information given to the CRB may include:
(a) Personal Information as outlined in 17.3 above;
(b) name of the credit provider and that the Contractor is a current credit provider to the Client;
(c) whether the credit provider is a licensee;
(d) type of consumer credit;
(e) details concerning the Client’s application for credit or commercial credit (e.g. date of commencement/termination of the credit account and the amount requested);
(f) advice of consumer credit defaults, overdue accounts, loan repayments or outstanding monies which are overdue by more than sixty (60) days and for which written notice for request of payment has been made and debt recovery action commenced or alternatively that the Client no longer has any overdue accounts and the Contractor has been paid or otherwise discharged and all details surrounding that discharge(e.g. dates of payments);
(g) information that, in the opinion of the Contractor, the Client has committed a serious credit infringement;
(h) advice that the amount of the Client’s overdue payment is equal to or more than one hundred and fifty dollars ($150).
17.9 The Client shall have the right to request (by e-mail) from the Contractor:
(a) a copy of the Personal Information about the Client retained by the Contractor and the right to request that the Contractor correct any incorrect Personal Information; and
(b) that the Contractor does not disclose any Personal Information about the Client for the purpose of direct marketing.
17.10 The Contractor will destroy Personal Information upon the Client’s request (by e-mail) or if it is no longer required unless it is required in order to fulfil the obligations of this Contract or is required to be maintained and/or stored in accordance with the law.
17.11 The Client can make a privacy complaint by contacting the Contractor via e-mail. The Contractor will respond to that complaint within seven (7) days of receipt and will take all reasonable steps to make a decision as to the complaint within thirty (30) days of receipt of the complaint.
In the event that the Client is not satisfied with the resolution provided, the Client can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au.
18. Service of Notices
18.1 Any written notice given under this Contract shall be deemed to have been given and received:
(a) by handing the notice to the other party, in person;
(b) by leaving it at the address of the other party as stated in this Contract;
(c) by sending it by registered post to the address of the other party as stated in this Contract;
(d) if sent by facsimile transmission to the fax number of the other party as stated in this Contract (if any), on receipt of confirmation of the transmission;
(e) if sent by email to the other party’s last known email address.
18.2 Any notice that is posted shall be deemed to have been served, unless the contrary is shown, at the time when by the ordinary course of post, the notice would have been delivered.
19. Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999
19.1 At the Contractor’s sole discretion, if there are any disputes or claims for unpaid goods and/or Services then the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999 may apply.
19.2 Nothing in this agreement is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any applicable provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999 of New South Wales, except to the extent permitted by the Act where applicable.
20.1 If the Client at any time upon or subsequent to entering into the Contract is acting in the capacity of trustee of any trust (“Trust”) then whether or not the Contractor may have notice of the Trust, the Client covenants with the Contractor as follows:
(a) the Contract extends to all rights of indemnity which the Client now or subsequently may have against the Trust and the trust fund;
(b) the Client has full and complete power and authority under the Trust to enter into the Contract and the provisions of the Trust do not purport to exclude or take away the right of indemnity of the Client against the Trust or the trust fund. The Client will not release the right of indemnity or commit any breach of trust or be a party to any other action which might prejudice that right of indemnity;
(c) the Client will not without consent in writing of the Contractor (the Contractor will not unreasonably withhold consent), cause, permit, or suffer to happen any of the following events:
(i) the removal, replacement or retirement of the Client as trustee of the Trust;
(ii) any alteration to or variation of the terms of the Trust;
(iii) any advancement or distribution of capital of the Trust; or
(iv) any resettlement of the trust property.
21.1 The failure by either party to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect that party’s right to subsequently enforce that provision. If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
21.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of New South Wales in which the Contractor has its principal place of business, and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Gosford courts.
21.3 Subject to clause 14, the Contractor shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Client for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Client arising out of a breach by the Contractor of these terms and conditions (alternatively the Contractor’s liability shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Services).
21.4 The Contractor may licence and/or assign all or any part of its rights and/or obligations under this Contract without the Client’s consent.
21.5 The Client cannot licence or assign without the written approval of the Contractor.
21.6 The Contractor may elect to subcontract out any part of the Services but shall not be relieved from any liability or obligation under this Contract by so doing. Furthermore, the Client agrees and understands that they have no authority to give any instruction to any of the Contractor’s sub-contractors without the authority of the Contractor.
21.7 The Client agrees that the Contractor may amend their general terms and conditions for subsequent future contracts with the Client by disclosing such to the Client in writing. These changes shall be deemed to take effect from the date on which the Client accepts such changes, or otherwise at such time as the Client makes a further request for the Contractor to provide Services to the Client.
21.8 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.
21.9 Both parties warrant that they have the power to enter into this Contract and have obtained all necessary authorisations to allow them to do so, they are not insolvent and that this Contract creates binding and valid legal obligations on them.
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