1.1 Application of these Terms and Conditions
These recommended Terms and Conditions of Trading have been prepared by Printing Industries of Australia and made available to Networkpak P/L by their kind permission. These Terms and Conditions are incorporated into any contract between Networkpak and customer for the supply of goods and/or services by the printer to the customer.
In these Terms and Conditions:
"Business Day" means a day on which banks are open for general banking business in the State where Network's premises are located;
"Estimate" means the estimate referred to in sub-clause 2.1(b) (as amended in accordance with clause 2.4);
"Goods" means the final goods produced by Network in completing the Order;
"GST" means A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act, 1999;
"Interest Rate" means the aggregate of two percentum (2%) and the rate of interest expressed as a percentage per annum charged by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia from time to time on Overdraft Accounts exceeding One Hundred Thousand Dollars;
"Order" means the work required to be done in order to fulfil the customer's instructions;
"Network" means Networkpak Pty. Ltd. "Quote" means the quote described in clause 2.1.
In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
(b) a reference to a clause is a reference to a clause of these Terms and Conditions;
(c) a reference to a party to these Terms and Conditions or any other document or arrangement includes that party's executors, administrators, successors and permitted assigns;
(d) where an expression is defined, another part of speech or grammatical form of that expression has a corresponding meaning;
(e) a reference to a period of time (including, without limitation, a year, a quarter, a month and a day) is to a calendar period.
In these Terms and Conditions, headings are for convenient reference only and do not affect interpretation.
1.5 Business Day
If the day on which any act, matter or thing is to be done under this agreement is not a Business Day, that act, matter or thing:
(a) if it involves a payment other than a payment which is due on demand, must be done on the preceding Business Day; and
(b) in all other cases, may be done on the next Business Day.
2. QUOTES & PRODUCTION 2.1 Printer to supply quote Network may if, requested by the Customer, give the customer a quote
(a) the work required to be done in order to fulfil the customer's instructions; and
(b) an estimate of the Network's charge for the performance of such work.
2.2 Acceptance by customer
Where Network has given the customer a Quote:
(a) Network need not commence work until the Quote has been accepted by the customer.
(b) The customer may accept the Quote by instructing (orally or in writing) Network to commence work.
(c) Acceptance by the customer of the Quote will constitute acceptance by the customer of these Terms and Conditions.
2.3 Quote evidence of instructions
If a written Quote is accepted by the customer, the work the subject of the quote shall be carried out and the customer shall pay for the work in accordance with the within Terms and Conditions.
2.4 Network may revise Estimate
Network may amend the Estimate before the Order has been completed to take into account any rise or fall in the cost of performing the Order and Network shall notify the customer of such amendment as soon as practicable thereafter. Upon Network giving the customer notification of such amendment, such amended estimate shall be and be deemed to be the Estimate for the purposes of these Terms and Conditions.
2.5 Network requires an Order
The Customer must supply Network clear instruction in the form of a purchase order which MUST be accompanied with a sample clear enough for Network to ascertain instruction from. All supplied must conform with the "Australian Print Finishers Association" standards.
3.CHARGES 3.1 Invoice
Subject to clause 5.3, when the Order has been completed, Network will issue an invoice to the customer for the amount of the Estimate or, if no Estimate was made, for an amount representing Network's charge for the work done in filling the Order, and for any of the other charges specified in clause
3.2 Additional Charges
In addition to the amount of the Estimate, or where no Estimate was given, in addition to the amount representing Network's charge for the work done, Network may charge to the customer:
(a) fees for any preliminary work performed at the customer's request;
(b) fees for additional work required to be done as a result of the customer changing his, her or its instructions;
(c) fees for having to work from poor copy;
(d) fees for work which involves tables or foreign language and which was not notified to Network before the Quote was prepared;
(e) fees for additional work required to be done as a result of author's corrections, including repagination or reformatting;
(f) fees and other charges for work required to be done urgently, including any overtime costs;
(g) fees for handling or storing material or equipment supplied by the customer for the purposes of the Order;
(h) fees for changing or correcting, in order to ensure that the Goods are properly produced, any files, film, cutting formes, artwork or any document including computer files supplied for the purposes of the Order by the customer;
(i) freight costs and charges;
(j) other charges, fees or disbursements referred to in these Terms and Conditions and not specified in this clause;
(k) fees for any machine waiting time due to press approval or issues deemed to be reason to hold the machine for the customer.
3.3 For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions:
(a) the term "Network's charge" refers in each case to the standard or usual fee charged by Network from time to time in respect of the Order;
(b) "preliminary work" means all and any work performed by Network at the customer's express or implied request, the performance of which work was necessary to enable the Order to be commenced and which work was not within the reasonable contemplation of Network at the time when Network supplied the Estimate;
(c) "additional work" includes all work undertaken by Network as a consequence of the customer's variation, alteration or modification of its instructions in relation to the Order; and
(d) "freight costs and charge" includes all costs and expenses incurred by Network in removing the Goods from its premises, whether by way of actual or attempted delivery to the customer or otherwise.
3.4 Under/Over supplies
(a) The customer acknowledges that whilst Network Print will make every endeavour to produce the exact number of items in the Order, owing to human and/or machine/computer error the number of items actually produced may be 10% over or under the number specified in the Order ("a discrepancy").
(b) Where a discrepancy occurs Network will adjust the amount charged to the customer for the Order a pro rata amount to reflect the actual number of items produced.
4. DELIVERY 4.1 Notification
Network shall notify the customer when the Goods are ready for collection/delivery.
The customer must collect the goods from Network's premises upon being notified by Network that the Goods are ready for collection. If Network agrees to deliver the Goods the customer shall bear all freight costs and charges of such delivery unless otherwise quoted or agreed upon.
Subject to clause 7.1 the customer may only reject the Goods if they do not comply with the customer's instructions. If the customer wishes to reject the Goods, the customer must notify Network of the rejection: (a) if Network agrees to deliver the Goods to the customer's premises -within 7 days of delivery (or such other time as is mutually agreed); (b) otherwise - within 7 days of notification that the Goods are ready for collection (or such other time as is mutually agreed).
The risk in the Goods passes to the customer: (a) if Network delivers the Goods to the customer's premises - at the time of delivery; (b) otherwise - at the time Network notifies the customer that the Goods are ready for collection. If the customer is entitled to reject the Goods and rejects the Goods in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, risk reverts to Network at the time the customer notifies Network that the Goods are rejected.
5. PAYMENT 5.1 Time for payment
The customer must, within 30 days of the customer receiving Network's invoice, pay to Network the total amount set out in the invoice
Network may charge interest at the Interest Rate on amounts not paid within the time specified in clause 5.1
5.3 Advance and progress payments
(a) Network may issue an invoice for the amount of the Estimate before commencing the Order where Network has not previously carried out work for the customer or where Network considers it otherwise prudent to do so,
(b) Network may, in the event that Network is of the view that completing the Order will take more than a month, at any time before the Order is completed, issue one or more invoices for a proportion of the amount of the Estimate (the proportion to be at Network's discretion) and require that proportion of the Estimate to be paid in advance of any further work being done,
(c) If the Order is suspended for more than 30 days at the request of the customer or as a result of something for which the customer is responsible, Network may issue an invoice for a particular sum (to be specified by Network) for the work already done and for other costs incurred by Network (such as storage costs)
The customer must pay to Network any costs, expenses or losses incurred by Network as a result of the customer's failure to pay to Network all sums outstanding from the customer to Network (including, without limiting the generality of the obligation set out in this clause, any debt collection and legal costs)
6.1 Retention of ownership
Until the customer has paid all sums outstanding in relation to the Goods'
(a) Title of the Goods shall not pass from Network to the customer
(b) If the Goods are in the customer's possession, the customer shall hold the Goods as trustee for Network and must store the Goods so that they are clearly identifiable as the property of Network
(c) Network may call for and recover possession of the Goods (for which purposes Network's employees or agents may enter the customer's premises and take possession of the Goods without liability to the customer) and the customer must deliver the Goods to Network if so directed by Network
(d) The customer may, in the ordinary course of the customer's business, sell the Goods to a third party but the proceeds of sale to the third party shall be held by the customer as trustee for Network and the customer shall account to Network for those sums, and
(e) if Network requires, the customer shall assign to Network the customer's claim against the third party and shall execute all documents necessary to effect that assignment
6.2 General lien
Network shall, in respect of all sums owed by the customer to Network hereunder, have a general lien on all property of the customer in Network's possession and may, after 14 days' notice to the customer, sell that property and apply the proceeds (net of any sale costs) in satisfaction of all or any part of the sums owed In the event that any of the customer's property held by Network as aforesaid enjoys copyright protection in favour of the customer, the customer hereby grants to Network a licence to exercise the rights conferred on Network under this clause
If Network submits to the customer a proof or sample of the Goods Network will not be responsible for any errors in the Goods which appeared in the proof and which were not corrected by the customer before the Order was completed
7.2 Non-excludable Rights
The parties acknowledge that, under applicable State and Commonwealth law, certain conditions and warranties may be implied in these Terms and Conditions and there are rights and remedies conferred on the customer in relation to the provision of the Goods or of services which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by agreement ("Nonexcludable Rights")
7.3 Disclaimer of Liability
Network disclaims all conditions and warranties expressed or implied, and all rights and remedies conferred on the customer, by statute, the common law, equity, trade, custom or usage or otherwise and all those conditions and warranties and all those rights and remedies are excluded other than any Nonexcludable Rights To the extent permitted by law, the liability of Network for a breach of a Non-excludable Right is limited, at Network's option, to the supplying of the Goods and/or any services again or payment of the cost of having the Goods and/or any services supplied again.
7.4 Indirect losses
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, Network is in no circumstance (whatever the cause) liable in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise to compensate the customer for: (a) any increased costs or expenses, (b) any loss of profit, revenue, business, contracts or anticipated savings, (c) any loss or expense resulting from a claim by a third party, or (d) any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature whatsoever caused by Network's failure to complete or delay in completing the Order or to deliver the Goods
7.5 Electronic data
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing clauses, Network will not be liable to the customer for loss, however caused, of any data stored on disks, tapes, compact disks or other media supplied by the customer to Network
7.6 Customer's property
Subject to clause 7 5, Network will not be liable for the damage, loss or destruction of any property of the customer in Network's possession unless the loss or damage is due to the failure of Network to exercise due care and skill in handling or storing the property
7.7 Force Majeure
Network will have no liability to the customer in relation to any loss. Damage or expense caused by Network's failure to complete the Order or to deliver the Goods as a result of fire, flood, tempest, earthquake, not, civil disturbance, theft, crime, strike, lockout, breakdown, war, the inability of Network's normal suppliers to supply necessary materials or any other matter beyond Network's control
8. GENERAL MATTERS
If the contract between Network and customer relates to more than one issue of a periodical
(a) Each issue will, for the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, be considered to be one Order
(b) Subject to sub clause
(c), a party may not terminate a contract to which these Terms and Conditions apply unless
(i) in the case of periodicals published weekly or more frequently, that party has given 4 weeks' notice of that party's intention to terminate the contract,
(ii) in the case of periodicals published fortnightly or more frequently (but less frequently than weekly), that party has given 8 weeks' notice of that party's intention to terminate the contract, (in)
(iii) in the case of periodicals published less frequently than fortnightly, that party has given 13 weeks' notice of that party's intention to terminate the contract
(c) Notwithstanding sub-clause (b), Network may terminate the contract at any time if the customer is in breach of any of provision of these Terms and Conditions relating to payment.
8.2 Alterations to style etc
If, before the Quote is prepared, the customer does not give Network specific instructions in relation to style, type or layout
(a) Network may use any style, type and layout which, in Network's opinion, is appropriate, and
(b) Network may charge an additional amount for any additional work required to be done (including the production of additional proofs or samples) as a result of the customer subsequently altering the style, type or layout used by Network
The customer must pay for overset matter (being matter produced on the customer's instructions but not used in a publication for which it was intended).The customer may instruct Network to retain overset matter for future issues of the publication or to discard the overset matter.
8.4 Outside work
If Network has to obtain goods (including tooling, materials, film, overflow services, ornaments or artwork) and/or services not normally stocked or supplied by Network from a third party in order to carry out the customer's instructions:
(a) Network will not be liable for any breach of these Terms and Conditions if that breach is a result of or is connected with the supply by the third party of such goods and/or services.
(b) Network acquires such goods and/or services as agent for the customer and not as principal and will have no liability to the customer in relation to the supply of those goods and/or services. Any claim by the customer in relation to the supply of those goods and/or services must be made directly against the third party.
(c) The customer must pay for such goods and/or services.
(d) Property in any such goods obtained from a third party and incorporated into the Goods passes to Network at the time of incorporation.
8.5 Material supplied by customer
If Network and the customer agree that the customer is responsible for supplying materials or equipment for the purposes of the Order:
(a) The customer must supply sufficient quantities of materials to allow for spoilage, such quantity to be specified by Network.
(b) Network will not normally count or check the materials and if requested by the customer to do so, may charge for counting or checking.
(c) Network will not be responsible for any defects in the Goods which are caused by defects in or the unsuitability of materials or equipment supplied by the customer.
(d) Property in any materials supplied by the customer and incorporated into the Goods passes to Network at the time of incorporation.
8.6 Property left with Network
If the customer leaves property in Network's possession without specific instructions as to what is to be done with it, Network may, 12 months after gaining possession of the property, dispose of or sell the property and retain any proceeds of sale as compensation for holding and handling the property.
8.7 Responsibility to insure
Network has no obligation to insure any property of the customer in Network's possession. The customer must pay the cost of any insurance arranged by Network at the request of the customer.
8.8 Ancillary materials Unless Network and customer agree otherwise, drawings, sketches, paintings, photographs, designs, typesetting, dummies, models, negatives, positives, blocks, files, engravings, stencils, dies, plates or cylinders, electros, stereos, discs, tapes, compact discs, or other media or data and other material produced by Network in the course of or in preparation for performing the Order (whether or not in fact used for the purposes of performing the Order) are the property of Network.
(a) Copyright in all artistic and literary works authored by Network shall be the property of Network.
(b) The customer:
(iv) warrants that the customer has copyright in or a licence to authorise Network to reproduce, all artistic and literary works supplied by the customer to Network for the purposes of the Order and the customer hereby expressly authorises Network to reproduce all and any of such works for the purposes aforesaid;
(v) hereby indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified Network Print against all liability, losses or expenses incurred by Network in relation to or in any way directly or indirectly connected with any breach of copyright or of any rights in relation to copyright in such literary and artistic works supplied as aforesaid; and
(c) The customer is hereby granted a non-exclusive license to use the copyright in any literary and/or artistic works authored by Network for the purposes of the Order however the exercise of such licence shall be conditional upon Network having received all monies due Network under these Terms and Conditions.
The customer must keep confidential and not use any ideas communicated by Network to the customer without Network's written consent.
8.11 Electronic/magnetic media All disks, tapes, files, compact disks or other media (other than media supplied by the customer) used by Network to store data for the purposes of completing the Order are the property of Network. The customer cannot require Network to supply to the customer any data so stored. In the event that Network does supply any data so stored or created Any provision in these Terms and Conditions which is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction must be read down for the purposes of that jurisdiction, if possible, so as to be valid and enforceable. If that provision cannot be read down then it is capable of being severed to the extent of the invalidity or unenforceability without affecting the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions or affecting the validity or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction.
8.12 Storage of electronic data Network will not be responsible for storing any data on disks, tapes, files, compact disks or other media when the Order has been completed. If Network agrees to store such data, Network may charge for doing so.
8.13 No Waiver
A power or right is not waived solely because the party entitled to exercise that power or right does not do so. A single exercise of a power or right will not preclude any other or further exercise of that power or right or of any other power or right. A power or right may only be waived in writing, signed by the party to be bound by the waiver.
Network may charge for supplying such data to the customer. claim on a timely basis any input tax credits (if any) the customer may be entitled to claim for any acquisition of goods and services from Network. This includes Network maintaining its registered status for GST purposes, and issuing tax invoices for supplies made under these Terms and Conditions on a timely basis as reasonably requested by the customer.
8.15 Governing law and jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the law in force in the State of Victoria where Network's premises are located and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria and any courts which may hear appeals from those courts in respect of any proceedings in connection with these Terms and Conditions.
9.1 All amounts are GST inclusive amounts Unless otherwise stated, all amounts expressed or described in these Terms and Conditions are GST inclusive amounts.
9.2 Out of pocket expenses are GST inclusive All out of pocket expenses referred to in these Terms and Conditions are GST inclusive out of pocket expenses.
9.3 Network to assist Customer
Network will do all things reasonably available to it to assist the customer to claim on a timely basis any input tax credits (if any) the customer may be entitled to claim for any acquisition of goods and services from Network. This includes Network maintaining its registered status for GST purposes, and issuing tax invoices for supplies made under these Terms and Conditions on a timely basis as reasonably requested by the customer.