Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for the purchase of goods from Sauce-It Operations Ltd.

The customer's attention is drawn in particular to the provisions of clause 7.                        

1.                   Interpretation

1.1               Definitions: 

Business Day means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in England are open for business.

Conditions means the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 8.4.

Contract means the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.

Customer means the person or firm who purchases the Goods from the Supplier.

Delivery Location means has the meaning given in clause 4.1.

Force Majeure Event means an event, circumstance or cause beyond a party's reasonable control.

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

Order means the Customer's order for the Goods.

Supplier means Sauce-It Operations Ltd. (registered in England and Wales with company number 12810640).

1.2               Interpretation: 

(a)           A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).

(b)          A reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns.

(c)           A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.

(d)          Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.

(e)          A reference to writing or written includes email but not fax.

2.                   Basis of contract             

2.1               These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.     

2.2               The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. The Customer is responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order are complete and accurate.

2.3               The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.

3.                   Goods

3.1               The images of the Goods on our site are for illustrative purposes only. 

3.2               The packaging of your Goods may vary from that shown on images on our site.

3.3               We reserve the right to amend the specification of the Goods if required by any applicable statutory or regulatory requirement.     

4.                   Delivery

4.1               The Supplier shall deliver the Goods to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the parties may agree (Delivery Location) at any time after the Supplier notifies the Customer that the Goods are ready.

4.2               Delivery is completed on the completion of unloading of the Goods at the Delivery Location.

4.3               Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only, and the time of delivery is not of the essence. The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods that is caused by the Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.

4.4               If the Supplier fails to deliver the Goods, its liability shall be limited to the costs and expenses incurred by the Customer in obtaining replacement goods of similar description and quality in the cheapest market available, less the price of the Goods. The Supplier shall have no liability for any failure to deliver the Goods to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Customer's failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.

4.5               If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods then, except where such failure or delay is caused by a Force Majeure Event or the Supplier's failure to comply with its obligations under the Contract:

(a)           delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to have been completed at 9.00 am on the third Business Day after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready; and

(b)          the Supplier shall store the Goods until delivery takes place, and charge the Customer for all related costs and expenses (including insurance).

4.6               If three Business Days after the day on which the Supplier notified the Customer that the Goods were ready for delivery the Customer has not taken actual delivery of them, the Supplier may resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the Goods and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs, charge the Customer for any shortfall below the price of the Goods.

5.                   Quality

5.1               The Supplier warrants that on delivery the Goods shall be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979).

5.2               Subject to clause 5.3, if:

(a)           the Customer gives notice in writing to the Supplier within a reasonable time of discovery and, in any event, no later than 12 hours after delivery, that some or all of the Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1; and

(b)          the Supplier is given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods; and

the Supplier shall, at its option, replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full.

5.3               The Supplier shall not be liable for the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1 in any of the following events:

(a)           the defect arises because the Customer failed to follow the Supplier's oral or written instructions;

(b)          the Goods differ from their description as a result of changes made to ensure they comply with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements.

5.4               Except as provided in this clause 5, the Supplier shall have no liability to the Customer in respect of the Goods' failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 5.1.

5.5               If you are a business, the terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.

5.6               If you are a consumer, nothing in this clause 5 shall be construed as limiting your statutory rights.

5.7               These Conditions shall apply to any replacement Goods supplied by the Supplier.

6.                   Price and payment

6.1               The price of the Goods shall be the price set out in the Order, or, if no price is quoted, the price set out in the Supplier's published price list in force as at the date of delivery.

6.2               The Supplier may, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery, increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost of the Goods that is due to:

(a)           any factor beyond the Supplier's control (including foreign exchange fluctuations, increases in taxes and duties, and increases in labour, materials and other manufacturing costs);

(b)          any request by the Customer to change the delivery date(s), quantities or types of Goods ordered, or the Specification; or

(c)           any delay caused by any instructions of the Customer or failure of the Customer to give the Supplier adequate or accurate information or instructions.

6.3               The price of the Goods:

(a)           excludes amounts in respect of value added tax (VAT), which the Customer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Supplier at the prevailing rate; and

(b)          excludes the costs and charges of packaging, insurance and transport of the Goods, which the Customer shall additionally be liable to pay to the Supplier.

6.4               You can only pay for Goods through the Stripe payment service using a debit card or credit card. 

6.5               Payment for the price of the Goods and all other applicable charges shall be made in advance at the time of order.                

6.6               All amounts due under the Contract shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).

7.                   Limitation of liability

7.1               The restrictions on liability in this clause 7 apply to every liability arising under or in connection with the Contract including liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise.

7.2               Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including liability for:

(a)           death or personal injury caused by negligence;

(b)          fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c)           breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979; or

(d)          defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

7.3               Subject to clause 7.2, the Supplier's total liability to the Customer shall not exceed the total price of the Goods.

7.4               Subject to clause 7.2, the following types of loss are wholly excluded:

(a)           loss of profits;

(b)          loss of sales or business;

(c)           loss of agreements or contracts;

(d)          loss of anticipated savings;

(e)          loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;

(f)            loss of or damage to goodwill; and

(g)           indirect or consequential loss.

8.                   General

8.1               Assignment and other dealings.

(a)           The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract.

(b)          The Customer may not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.

8.2               Confidentiality.

(a)           Each party undertakes that it shall not disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party, except as permitted by clause 8.2(b).

(b)          Each party may disclose the other party's confidential information:

(i)             to its employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising the party's rights or carrying out its obligations under the Contract. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom it discloses the other party's confidential information comply with this clause 8.2; and

(ii)           as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.

(c)           Neither party shall use the other party's confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise its rights and perform its obligations under or in connection with the Contract.                

8.3               Entire agreement.

(a)           This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

(b)          Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in the Contract.

8.4               Variation. No variation of this Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).

8.5               Waiver. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

8.6               Severance. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract. If any provision of the Contract is deemed deleted under this clause 8.6 the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree a replacement provision that, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.

8.7               Notices.

(a)           Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be:

(i)             delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office (if a company) or its principal place of business (in any other case); or

(ii)           sent by email to the address specified for such purposes.

(b)          Any notice or communication shall be deemed to have been received:

(i)             if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address;

(ii)           if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or at the time recorded by the delivery service;and

(iii)          if sent by email, at the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside business hours in the place of receipt, when business hours resume. In this clause 8.7(b)(iii), business hours means 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday on a day that is not a public holiday in the place of receipt.

(c)           This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.

8.8               Third party rights. Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.

8.9               Governing law and Jurisdiction.

(a)           If you are a consumer, please note that the Contract, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

(b)          If you are a business, the Contract, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. The parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

 

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