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Terms & Conditions

EFTPOS Central Terms & Conditions

1. Definitions

1.1 “EFTPOS Central” means EFTPOS Investments Limited, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of EFTPOS Investments Limited.

1.2 “Customer” means the person/s hiring the Goods (and/or purchasing the Goods) as specified in any invoice, document or order, and if there is more than one Customer is a reference to each Customer jointly and severally.

1.3 “Goods” means all Goods or Services supplied by EFTPOS Central to the Customer at the Customer’s request from time to time (where the context so permits the terms ‘Goods’ or ‘Services’ shall be interchangeable for the other).

1.4 “Minimum Hire Period” means the Minimum Hire Period as described on the invoices, quotation, authority to hire, or any other forms as provided by EFTPOS Central to the Customer.

1.5 “Price” means the Price payable for the hire (or purchase) of the Goods as agreed between EFTPOS Central and the Customer in accordance with clause 5 below.

2. Acceptance

2.1 The Customer is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Customer places an order for or accepts delivery of the Goods.

2.2 These terms and conditions may only be amended with EFTPOS Central’s consent in writing and shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with any other document or agreement between the Customer and EFTPOS Central

2.3 It is the Customer’s responsibility to determine the suitability of the Goods for their business. Whilst EFTPOS Central has endeavoured to ensure that the Goods will work substantially as per the specifications published by EFTPOS Central, EFTPOS Central does not guarantee that the Goods will work on all computer hardware platforms or configurations. The Customer acknowledges that neither EFTPOS Central, nor any of its employees or representatives, have made any representations regarding the use,performance or results of the Goods. EFTPOS Central shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the Goods, or caused by the Goods, or any part thereof however arising

2.4 EFTPOS Central is not responsible for the regular back up of database systems and the Goods do not automatically provide for systems backup. Systems backup is the responsibility of the Customer.

3. Electronic Transactions Act 2002

3.1 Electronic signatures shall be deemed to be accepted by either party providing that the parties have complied with Section 22 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2002 or any other applicable provisions of that Act or any Regulations referred to in that Act.

4. Change in Control

4.1 The Customer shall give EFTPOS Central not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Customer and/or any other change in the Customer’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Customer’s name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, or business practice). The Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by EFTPOS Central as a result of the Customer’s failure to comply with this clause.

5. Price and Payment

5.1 At EFTPOS Central’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:

5.2 EFTPOS Central reserves the right to change the Price:

5.3 At EFTPOS Central’s sole discretion a deposit may be required.

5.4 Time for payment for the Goods being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Customer on the date/s determined by EFTPOS Central, which may be

5.5 Payment may be made by electronic/on-line banking, credit card or by any other method as agreed to between the Customer and EFTPOS Central.

5.6 Unless otherwise stated the Price does not include GST. In addition to the Price the Customer must pay to EFTPOS Central an amount equal to any GST EFTPOS Central must pay for any supply by EFTPOS Central under this or any other agreement for the sale/hire of the Goods. The Customer must pay GST, without deduction or set off of any other amounts, at the same time and on the same basis as the Customer pays the Price. In addition the Customer 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. Cabling and Internet Connection

6.1 The Customer acknowledges that:

7. Delivery of Goods

7.1 Delivery (“Delivery”) of the Goods are taken to occur at the time that:

7.2 At EFTPOS Central’s sole discretion, the cost of delivery is included in the Price.

7.3 The Customer must take delivery by receipt or collection of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Customer is unable to take delivery of the Goods as arranged then EFTPOS Central shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery of the Goods and/or the storage of the Goods.

7.4 EFTPOS Central may deliver the Goods in separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.

7.5 Any time or date given by EFTPOS Central to the Customer is an estimate only. The Customer must still accept delivery of the Goods even if late and EFTPOS Central will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Customer as a result of the delivery being late.

8. Title

8.1 Where this is a hire agreement:

8.2 Where is this an agreement for the purchase of the Goods:

8.3 If the Customer fails to return the Goods to EFTPOS Central then EFTPOS Central or EFTPOS Central’s agent may (as the invitee of the Customer) enter upon and into land and premises owned, occupied or used by the Customer, or any premises where the Goods are situated and take possession of the Goods, without being responsible for any damage thereby caused.

9. Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”)

9.1 Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Customer acknowledges and agrees that:

9.2 The Customer undertakes to:

9.3 EFTPOS Central and the Customer agree that nothing in sections 114(1)(a), 133 and 134 of the PPSA shall apply to these terms and conditions.

9.4 The Customer waives its rights as a debtor under sections 116, 120(2), 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 131 and 132 of the PPSA.

9.5 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by EFTPOS Central, the Customer waives its right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 148 of the PPSA.

9.6 The Customer shall unconditionally ratify any actions taken by EFTPOS Central under clauses 9.1 to 9.5

10. Security and Charge

10.1 In consideration of EFTPOS Central agreeing to supply the Goods, the Customer 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 Customer either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the Customer of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).

10.2 The Customer indemnifies EFTPOS Central from and against all EFTPOS Central’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis incurred in exercising EFTPOS Central’s rights under this clause.

10.3 The Customer irrevocably appoints EFTPOS Central and each director of EFTPOS Central as the Customer’s true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 10 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Customer’s behalf.

11. Customer’s Disclaimer

11.1 The Customer hereby disclaims any right to rescind, or cancel any contract with EFTPOS Central or to sue for damages or to claim restitution arising out of any inadvertent misrepresentation made to the Customer by EFTPOS Central and the Customer acknowledges that the Goods are bought/hired relying solely upon the Customer’s skill and judgment.

12. Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

12.1 This agreement is subject to the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 in all cases except where the Hirer is contracting within the terms of a trade/business (which cases are specifically excluded).

13. Defects

13.1 The Customer shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within seven (7) days of delivery (time being of the essence) notify EFTPOS Central of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Customer shall afford EFTPOS Central an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Customer believes the Goods are defective in any way. If the Customer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Goods shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Goods, which EFTPOS Central has agreed in writing that the Customer is entitled to reject, EFTPOS Central’s liability is limited to either (at EFTPOS Central’s discretion) replacing the Goods or repairing the Goods.

13.2 Returns of Goods will only be accepted provided that:

14. Default and Consequences of Default

14.1 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 EFTPOS Central’s sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.

14.2 If the Customer owes EFTPOS Central any money the Customer shall indemnify EFTPOS Central from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by EFTPOS Central in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, EFTPOS Central’s collection agency costs, and bank dishonour fees).

14.3 Without prejudice to any other remedies EFTPOS Central may have, if at any time the Customer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions EFTPOS Central may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Customer (including disable or disconnecting the Goods). EFTPOS Central will not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers because EFTPOS Central has exercised its rights under this clause.

14.4 Without prejudice to EFTPOS Central’s other remedies at law EFTPOS Central shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Customer which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to EFTPOS Central shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:

15. Cancellation

15.1 EFTPOS Central may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice to the Customer. On giving such notice EFTPOS Central shall repay to the Customer any money paid by the Customer for the Goods. EFTPOS Central shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.

15.2 In the event that the Customer cancels delivery of Goods the Customer shall be liable for any and all loss incurred (whether direct or indirect) by EFTPOS Central as a direct result of the cancellation (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits)

16. Privacy Act 1993

16.1 The Customer authorises EFTPOS Central or EFTPOS Central’s agent to:

16.2 Where the Customer is an individual the authorities under clause 16.1 are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993.

16.3 The Customer shall have the right to request EFTPOS Central for a copy of the information about the Customer retained by EFTPOS Central and the right to request EFTPOS Central to correct any incorrect information about the Customer held by EFTPOS Central.

17. Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003

17.1 I/we declare, for the purposes of section 14(1) of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 (the “Act”), that any rental/purchase agreement and related securities (“Agreement”) entered into with and/or in favour of any financier or discounter of the Customer’s agreement(s) upon acceptance of this order is not a ‘consumer credit contract’ as that term is defined by the Act because the credit to be made to me/us pursuant to the Agreement is to be used by me/us primarily for business or investment purposes. I/we hereby confirm that I/we have read this declaration, that I/we understand the terms hereof (including for the avoidance of doubt, this declaration) and that I/we hereby irrevocably waive any defence or counterclaim that I/we may have against the financier or the discounter of my/our agreement whether now or in the future in connection with the enforcement of this declaration by that financier or discounter which may arise as a consequence of my/our electing not to obtain independent legal advice prior to acceptance of this agreement.

18. General

18.1 The failure by EFTPOS Central to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect EFTPOS Central’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.

18.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Palmerston North Courts of New Zealand.

18.3 EFTPOS Central shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Customer for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Customer arising out of a breach by EFTPOS Central of these terms and conditions (alternatively EFTPOS Central’s liability shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price).

18.4 The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Customer by EFTPOS Central nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.

18.5 EFTPOS Central may assign, license, sub-contract, or otherwise transfer all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Customer’s consent.

18.6 The Customer agrees that EFTPOS Central may amend these terms and conditions at any time. If EFTPOS Central makes a change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which EFTPOS Central notifies the Customer of such change. The Customer will be taken to have accepted such changes if the Customer makes a further request for EFTPOS Central to provide Goods to the Customer.

18.7 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.

18.8 The Customer warrants that it has the power to enter into this agreement and has obtained all necessary authorisations to allow it to do so, it is not insolvent and that this agreement creates binding and valid legal obligations on it.

19. Terms Applicable to the Hire of Goods Only

19.1 EFTPOS Central retains property in the Goods nonetheless all risk for the Goods passes to the Customer on delivery.

19.2 The Customer accepts full responsibility for the safekeeping of the Goods and indemnifies EFTPOS Central for all loss, theft, or damage to the Goods howsoever caused and without limiting the generality of the foregoing whether or not such loss, theft, or damage is attributable to any negligence, failure, or omission of the Customer.

19.3 The Customer will insure, or self insure, EFTPOS Central’s interest in the Goods against physical loss or damage including, but not limited to, the perils of accident, fire, theft, burglary, liquid damage, flood, negligence, abuse, pest infestation, customer error, computer malfunctions, power fluctuations, phone line faults and all other usual risks and will effect adequate Public Liability Insurance covering any loss, damage or injury to property arising out of the Goods. Further the Customer will not use the Goods nor permit it to be used in such a manner as would permit an insurer to decline any claim.

19.4 Hire charges shall commence from the time specified in the agreement between EFTPOS Central and the Customer and will continue until the return of the Goods to EFTPOS Central’s premises, and/or until the expiry of the Minimum Hire Period, whichever last occurs. In the event that the Goods are not returned to EFTPOS Central’s premises at the expiration of the Minimum Hire Period, the Customer shall be responsible for additional hire charges until such time as the Goods are returned to EFTPOS Central

19.5 Subject to the expiry of the Minimum Hire Period, the Customer must advise EFTPOS Central in writing, giving at least thirty (30) days prior notice of intention, to terminate this agreement. If the Customer wishes to terminate the agreement prior to the expiry of the Minimum Hire Period, the Customer must pay to EFTPOS Central the remaining hire charges which would otherwise have been payable to EFTPOS Central during the Minimum Hire Period. EFTPOS Central may terminate this agreement at any time without giving the Customer written notice.

19.6 No allowance whatsoever can be made for time during which the Goods are not in use for any reason. In the event of Goods breakdown hiring charges will still be payable during the time the Goods are not working and EFTPOS Central will not be held liable for any financial loss incurred due to any Goods breakdown.

19.7 The Customer shall:

19.8 Immediately on request by EFTPOS Central the Customer will pay:

19.9 Further to clauses 19.8(a), 19.8(b), and 19.8(f) above, full payment for any loss or damage to hired Goods is the responsibility of the Customer, irrespective of whether or not the Customer’s insurance company has accepted and/or settled the Customer’s insurance claim.

19.10 Only to the extent that the hire of the Goods exceeds a twelve (12) month hire period (or a six (6) month hire period with the right of renewal), shall clause 9 apply, and this agreement a security agreement for the purposes of PPSA generally, and in particular Section 36.

20. Terms and Conditions applicable to the Sale of Goods Only

20.1 Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods passes to the Customer on Delivery and the Customer must insure the Goods on or before Delivery.

20.2 If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Customer, EFTPOS Central is entitled to receive all insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by EFTPOS Central is sufficient evidence of EFTPOS Central’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with EFTPOS Central to make further enquiries.

20.3 If the Customer requests EFTPOS Central to leave Goods outside EFTPOS Central’s premises for collection or to deliver the Goods to an unattended location then such Goods shall be left at the Customer’s sole risk.

20.4 Returned goods may (at EFTPOS Central’s sole discretion), incur restocking and handling fees.

20.5 Non-stocklist items or Goods made to the Customer’s specifications are under no circumstances acceptable for credit or return.

20.6 Subject to the conditions of warranty set out in Clause 20.7 EFTPOS Central warrants that if any defect in any workmanship of EFTPOS Central becomes apparent and is reported to EFTPOS Central within twelve (12) months of the date of delivery (time being of the essence) then EFTPOS Central will either (at EFTPOS Central’s sole discretion) replace or remedy the workmanship.

20.7 The conditions applicable to the warranty given by Clause 20.6 are:

20.8 For Goods not manufactured by EFTPOS Central, the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Goods. EFTPOS Central shall not be bound by nor be responsible for any term, condition, representation or warranty other than that which is given by the manufacturer of the Goods.

20.9 In the case of second hand Goods, the Customer acknowledges that he has had full opportunity to inspect the same and that he accepts the same with all faults and that no warranty is given by EFTPOS Central as to the quality or suitability for any purpose and any implied warranty, statutory or otherwise, is expressly excluded. EFTPOS Central shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the Goods, or caused by the Goods, or any part thereof however arising.

20.10 Cancellation of orders for Goods made to the Customer’s specifications, or for non-stocklist items, will definitely not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.

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