Terms and Conditions
In these Terms, “the Company” means Dublin Food Sales Ltd., having its registered office and principal place of business at Glasnevin Business Park, Ballyboggan Road, Dublin 11, and “the Customer” means any person or entity who places an order with the Company for the supply of goods. These terms may be changed without notice; all sales made by the Company are subject to the Terms of Sale current at the time of acceptance of the order, except that where there is a previous agreement in writing between the Company and the Customer, the Terms will be amended accordingly. Any such agreement may be terminated by either side by giving written notice. A copy of the current Terms & Conditions of Sale will be supplied on request, and may also be available on the Company’s website (http://www.dublinfoodsales.ie) . These Terms became current on 29th May 2002.
Acceptance of Orders
Orders are accepted by the Company subject to stock availability. If any product is not available, the Company may, at its option, either (1) supply an alternative product of similar specification and price; or (2) omit the product and supply the remainder of the order; or (3) cancel the order. The Company will not be liable for any loss incurred due to failure to supply any product. The Company may decline to accept any order at any time without giving any reason or advance notice. An order may not be cancelled or amended by the Customer if that order is already en-route to the Customer.The Company may sometimes agree to try to source and supply certain products which are not normally supplied by the Company. In this case, such products may not be cancelled from an order, and the order may not be cancelled, by the Customer once the order has been accepted.
Prices can change without notice. The prices charged will be those in the Company’s current price list at the time of despatch. A copy of the current price list is available directly from the Dublin Food Sales office on request. Unless otherwise stated, prices given in any quotation are the current prices only and are subject to change without notice. The Company’s prices refer to standard units of sale, but with certain products the Company may sometimes agree to supply a sub -division of a standard unit of sale; in this case, a handling charge as specified in the Company ’s current price list will be applied.
Orders will be delivered as soon as practicable having regard to the Company’s normal delivery schedule. The Company will not be liable for any loss incurred as a result of delay in delivery. Delivery is free of charge, except that where the Customer requires special delivery arrangements (such as urgent delivery, or delivery outside the Dublin region), the extra cost of such delivery will be charged to the Customer. Delivery will be made to the Customer’s premises during normal business hours, unless otherwise agreed. If the Customer fails to accept delivery, or fails to have payment ready if there is a cash-on-delivery agreement, the Company may, at its option, either (1) cancel the order and charge the Customer for the cost of the attempted delivery; or (2) deliver the goods to the Company’s premises and store them there on the Customer’s behalf and it will be the responsibility of the Customer to collect them or arrange for further delivery subject to a charge for the cost of such delivery. Goods should be inspected by the Customer at time of delivery and any damage or shortages marked on the delivery docket; any subsequent claim for damage or shortages will only be entertained at the Company’s discretion. Goods may not be returned for credit without the prior agreement of the Company; if the Company agrees to accept goods returned for credit , a restocking charge of up to 10 per cent of the purchase price may be applied.
Since the Company does not have full control over the quality of the goods it supplies or the uses to which they may be put, the Company cannot accept responsibility for any loss or injury suffered as a result of the use of its products, and no action of the Company may be construed as representing that any of its products is fit for any particular purpose. In any event, the Company’s liability, if any, will be limited to either replacement of the product or the refund of the purchase price.
Invoices must be paid in full not later than the 27th day of the month following the invoice date. The Company will be entitled to add interest to overdue amounts at a rate equivalent to current bank overdraft rates until the overdue amount is paid in full. The charging or non -charging of interest will not affect the Company’s entitlement to also pursue other methods to secures ettlement. The Company may charge the Customer a fee not exceeding €10.00 for each occasion that a payment from the Customer is returned by the Company’s bank. The Company may withdraw credit facilities at any time without giving any reason or advance notice.
Retention of Title
Title to all goods supplied will remain with the Company until the amount due in respect of those goods, and all overdue amounts due to the Company by the Customer, have been paid. Until title passes to the Customer, the Customer must store the goods on his premises on behalf of the Company and ensure that the goods are identifiable as the Company’s property and protected against damage and loss. However, the Customer may use, consume, or sell in his retail outlet such quantities of the goods as are necessary in the normal course of his business. The Company may request at any time the return of certain or all goods to which it has title, and the Customer must surrender such goods to the Company.
If any part of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be considered to be removed from the Terms and the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms will be unaffected. Any waiver by the Company of any of its entitlements under these Terms does not constitute a general waiver of or change to these Terms, and does not commit the Company to applying such a waiver or any other waiver in the future.