Terms & Conditions
Last Updated: 2 August 2019
These terms and conditions of trade apply to all our Sale of Goods Contracts. Any order placed with Direct Paper Limited (“Our”, “Us”, “We”, or “Direct Paper Ltd”) by you (“You” or “Customer”) constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms. Any additional or different terms you stipulate or state in any communication with Direct Paper Ltd (including an order) are hereby objected to and will not bind Direct Paper Ltd unless Direct Paper Ltd agrees in writing. No sales person, representative or agent is authorised by Direct Paper Ltd to give any guarantee, warranty or representation in addition to, or contrary to these terms. In any event, receipt of goods by you (or another as you direct) upon delivery constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms.
1 SALE AND PURCHASE
1.1 Your placement of an order with us (“Order”) constitutes an offer by you to purchase goods from us on these terms. The Order is placed when it is submitted to us.
1.2 If we accept the Order, a binding contract between you and us will arise on these terms (the Contract). The Contract may be amended only by written agreement between us and you.
2 PRICE AND PRICE VARIATION
2.1 Prices quoted are excluding GST unless otherwise stated. We may change our prices from time to time without notice. Prices do not include any delivery fees. We are entitled to charge a delivery fee, which will be calculated by reference to the goods purchased and the post code of the address stated in the Order.
2.2 All orders under $250.00 excluding GST will incur a $10.00 excluding GST surcharge.
2.3 Direct Paper Ltd shall be entitled to adjust any price quoted from time to time and the Customer agrees to pay any such adjusted price to take account of variations in the cost to Direct Paper Ltd of carrying out the whole or any part of the contract arising from any of the following:
(a) delays in delivery of the goods or any of them as a result of instructions or lack of instructions from the Customer, the Customer’s failure or inability to fulfil the obligations under the contract or any action or inaction by the Customer or other circumstances beyond Direct Paper Ltd’s control;
(b) variation in the cost of Direct Paper Ltd acquiring the goods directly or indirectly, on account of changes in rates of freight and transport costs, insurance, customs duties, taxes, existing tariff classifications or any variation in currency exchange rates;
(c) variations in the cost of rates of all statutory, government or local government or governmental authority charges and obligations; or
(d) any correction of errors or omissions on the part of Direct Paper Ltd or any of its representatives.
3.1 All goods and services sold are subject to Goods and Services Tax.
4.1 Direct Paper Ltd reserves the right to suspend delivery of further goods if the terms of payment are not strictly adhered to by the Customer.
4.2 Interest may be charged on overdue accounts at such rate as may be charged by Direct Paper Ltd from time to time.
4.3 Any expenses, costs or disbursements incurred by Direct Paper Ltd in recovering any outstanding monies including debt collection agency fees or solicitor’s costs shall be paid by the Customer.
4.4 You must pay us any fees or costs imposed on us if any payment you make to us is dishonoured or reversed.
4.5 Unless otherwise agreed, the purchase price shall be paid to Direct Paper Ltd by the 20th of the month following the month in which the invoice was dated. Payment will not be accepted by any means other than cash, cheque, direct credit or direct debit.
5.1 Direct Paper Ltd shall deliver the goods to the address stated on the order or as agreed by Direct Paper Ltd in writing.
5.2 Direct Paper Ltd shall deliver the goods by such carrier and such form of transport Direct Paper Ltd consider to be appropriate.
5.3 The Customer agrees to inform Direct Paper Ltd within 30 days of the date of invoice if proof of delivery is required. After this period, no liability will lie with Direct Paper Ltd for proof of delivery.
5.4 Direct Paper Ltd will not be responsible for any part delivery or delay in delivery of the goods as a result of events occurring beyond Direct Paper Ltd’s control. Direct Paper Ltd shall not be in any way responsible for any consequences (direct or indirect) arising from such delay or non-delivery.
6 PRIVACY ACT 1993
6.1 The Customer authorises Direct Paper Ltd to collect, retain, and use personal information about the Customer (including the information collected in this document) for the following purposes only:
(a) assessing the Customer’s creditworthiness.
(b) disclosing to a third party details of this application and any subsequent dealings it may have with Direct Paper Ltd for the purpose of recovering amounts payable by the Customer and providing credit references.
(c) marketing goods and services provided by Direct Paper Ltd to the Customer.
7 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
7.1 Where Direct Paper Ltd has followed a design or instruction furnished by or given by the Customer, the Customer shall indemnify Direct Paper Ltd against all damages, penalties, costs and expenses of Direct Paper Ltd or in respect of which Direct Paper Ltd may become liable through any work required to be done in accordance with these instructions involving an infringement of a patent, trademark, registered design or common law right.
7.2 Should Direct Paper Ltd be requested to match any shade or colour, a light and dark tolerance shall be allowed to such an extent as shall be agreed by Direct Paper Ltd and the Customer at the time the standard colour is specified and in the absence of any agreement a reasonable tolerance shall be allowed.
8 RETURN OF GOODS
8.1 Direct Paper Ltd will not accept the return of goods for credit or any other purpose unless Direct Paper Ltd agrees to accept the return of the goods and advise the Customer a return advice number prior to the return of goods. Return of goods will only be accepted for credit within 14 days of delivery, unless due to Direct Paper Ltd’s error. Return freight will be at Direct Paper Ltd’s cost only when there has been an error on Direct Paper Ltd’s part.
8.2 No returned goods shall be accepted by Direct Paper Ltd (even if Direct Paper Ltd agree to do so) if they have been tampered with by you or any other person and are not as new, if they are goods expressly sold on a nonreturn basis, or if they are not accompanied by the return advice number referred to in clause 8.1. Where goods are returned to Direct Paper Ltd but not accepted as above, they shall be returned to you at your expense.
8.3 Receipt by Direct Paper Ltd or by any of our agents or representatives of any goods returned other than in accordance with clauses 8.1 and 8.2 shall not constitute nor be deemed to constitute Direct Paper Ltd’s acceptance of the return of the goods for credit or any other purpose.
9.1 Risk in the goods shall pass to you at the time when our obligations under the contract are deemed under clause 5 to be completed.
10 PPSA SECURITY INTEREST
10.1 The Customer grants to Direct Paper Ltd a Security Interest in the goods and their Proceeds to secure the obligation of the Customer to pay the purchase price of the goods and any other obligations of the Customer to Direct Paper Ltd under this contract (together “the Indebtedness”) and, where the goods and/or Proceeds are not readily identifiable and/or traceable or their recoverable value is insufficient to pay the indebtedness, the security interest shall also extend to all the Customers present and after acquired office equipment, supplies and stationery, of which the goods form part, to the extent required to secure the Indebtedness.
10.2 As and when required by Direct Paper Ltd the Customer shall, at its own expense, provide all reasonable assistance and relevant information to enable Direct Paper Ltd to register a Financing Statement or Financing Change Statement and generally to obtain, maintain, register and enforce Direct Paper Ltd’s Security Interest in respect of the goods supplied, in accordance with the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”).
10.3 The Customer shall not change its name without first notifying Direct Paper Ltd of the new name not less than 7 days before the change takes effect.
10.4 The Customer warrants that the goods are not purchased for use primarily for personal, domestic or household purposes.
10.5 Notwithstanding any reference to a particular invoice/order, where any sum remains outstanding by the Customer on more than one invoice/order, any payments received from the Customer shall be deemed to be made by the Customer and applied by Direct Paper Ltd in respect of each unpaid invoice/order on a pro rata basis PROVIDED THAT where Direct Paper Ltd applies payments in this manner it shall not charge interest on overdue balances that would have been cleared if the payments were not allocated pro rata.
10.6 Until the Customer has paid all money owing to Direct Paper Ltd the Customer shall at all times ensures that:
(a) the goods supplied by Direct Paper Ltd, while in the Customer’s possession, can be readily identified and distinguished; and/or
(b) all Proceeds (in whatever form) that the Customer receives from the sale of any of the goods are readily Identifiable and Traceable.
10.7 Where the goods are purchased by the Customer as stock in trade for sale or lease in the ordinary course of the Customer’s business, nothing in this clause shall prevent the Customer from selling or leasing and delivering the goods in the ordinary course of the Customer’s business. Otherwise, until the Customer has paid all money owing to Direct Paper Ltd, the Customer shall not sell or grant a Security Interest in the goods without Direct Paper Ltd’s written consent.
10.8 The parties agree to contract-out of the PPSA in accordance with Section 107 of the PPSA to the extent that Section 107 applies for the benefit of, and does not impose a burden on, Direct Paper Ltd. The Customer waives its right to receive a Verification Statement in respect of any Financing Statement or Financing Change Statement registered by or on behalf of Direct Paper Ltd in respect of the Security Interest created by these terms and conditions of trade.
10.9 For the purpose of this clause words and phrases starting with a capital letter shall have the respective meanings given to them under, or in the context of, the PPSA.
11.1 The following terms apply wherever the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 does not apply to this contract, or where the following terms are not inconsistent with the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993:
(a) defective goods or goods which do not comply with the contract may at Direct Paper Ltd’s discretion be repaired or replaced, or the price refunded.
(b) any right which the Customer may have to reject non-conforming or defective goods will only be effective if:
(i) the Customer notifies Direct Paper Ltd in writing within fourteen days following delivery and Direct Paper Ltd is given the opportunity to inspect the goods; and
(ii) the goods are returned unused, re-saleable and/or in the condition the Customer received them.
(c) Direct Paper Ltd will not repair or replace, or refund the price of any goods for so long as the Customer is in default in relation to any amount owing.
(d) Direct Paper Ltd accepts no liability for any claim by the Customer or any other person, including without limitation any claim relating to or arising from:
(i) any conditions, warranties, descriptions, representations, conditions as to fitness or suitability for any purpose, tolerance to any conditions, merchantability or otherwise, whether express or implied by law, trade custom or otherwise; or
(ii) any representations, warranties, conditions or agreement made by any agent or representative which are not expressly confirmed by Direct Paper Ltd in writing; or
(iii) any services forming part of the supply of the goods which have been performed by any third party; and the Customer agrees to indemnify Direct Paper Ltd against any such claim.
(e) in any event, Direct Paper Ltd’s liability under any claim shall not exceed the price of the goods.
11.3 Nothing in these terms is intended to have the effect of contracting out of the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 except to the extent permitted by that Act, and these terms are to be modified to the extent necessary to give effect to that intention.
12 CUSTOMER’S LIABILITY & DEFAULT
12.1 If the Customer shall:
(a) fail to make any payment due under the contract or commit any other breach of any of the Customer’s obligations under the contract; or
(b) suffer execution under any judgment; or
(c) commit an act of bankruptcy; or
(d) make any composition or arrangement with any creditor; or
(e) being a company, pass a resolution for winding up or have a receiver appointed over any of its property or have a winding up petition presented against it, Direct Paper Ltd (in addition to any other remedies hereby or by statute conferred) may treat the contract as terminated and any part of the purchase price then unpaid, together with any other monies owing hereunder, whether or not due under the terms of the contract shall forthwith become due and payable. Any such termination shall be without prejudice to any claim or right Direct Paper Ltd may otherwise possess.
13 VARIATIONS TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF TRADE
13.1 Direct Paper Ltd may from time to time and in its sole discretion amend, add to or delete any of the terms of these terms and conditions of trade with immediate effect by giving notice to the Customer PROVIDED THAT Direct Paper Ltd shall not make any variation to the nature or extent of the Security Interest granted by the Customer in clause 10.1 without the written agreement of the Customer.
14 GOVERNING LAW
14.1 These terms of trade are governed by the laws of New Zealand.
14.2 Direct Paper Ltd and the Customer shall submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand in respect of any dispute or proceeding arising out of these terms and conditions of trade.