Please note that in the majority of cases project work will be
undertaken on a fixed costs basis.
Having made an initial assessment of your requirements we will issue
a quotation to cover the work required. No costs will be incurred
until we have received a signed copy (either by fax or post) of the
quotation complete with order number.
Work will be conducted under Independent Polymer Technology's
Conditions of Business, a copy of which is presented below.
INDEPENDENT POLYMER TECHNOLOGY LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM
CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS
FORMATION OF CONTRACT
1.1 All quotations are made and all orders are
accepted subject to the following conditions. All other terms,
conditions or warranties whatsoever are excluded from any contract
between the parties unless expressly accepted by Independent Polymer
Technology Ltd in writing.
1.2 Quotations shall be available for acceptance for a
maximum period of 30 days from the dates thereof and may be withdrawn by
Independent Polymer Technology Ltd within such period at any time by
written or oral notice. "Work" shall mean the work and services that
Independent Polymer Technology Ltd agree to provide in the quotation.
1.3 If any statement or representation has been made
to the Client by Independent Polymer Technology Ltd, or its employees
upon which the Client relies (other than in the documents enclosed with
Independent Polymer Technology Ltd quotation) then the Client must set
out that statement or representation in a document to be attached to the
return copy of the quotation and in any such case Independent Polymer
Technology Ltd may accept or reject the same and/or submit a new
1.4 The supply of materials, products or information
by the Client pursuant to the quotation shall constitute acceptance of
these conditions where acceptance has not previously been communicated
by the Client to Independent Polymer Technology Ltd.
2.1 All prices are, unless otherwise stated, quoted
net exclusive of VAT.
2.2 All requests for variations or addition to the
Work must be made by the Client in writing. In the event of any
variation or addition being so requested and agreed to by Independent
Polymer Technology Ltd, Independent Polymer Technology Ltd shall be
entitled to make an adjustment to the contract price fairly reflecting
such variation or addition.
3.1 Unless otherwise agreed by Independent Polymer
Technology Ltd in writing the terms of payment shall be 30 days from
receipt of invoice by the Client, which shall be deemed to be two
working days after posting. Independent Polymer Technology Ltd may
submit interim invoices in respect of each stage of Work completed for
3.2 No disputes arising under the contract nor delays
beyond the reasonable control of Independent Polymer Technology Ltd
shall interfere with prompt payment in full by the Client.
3.3 In the event of default in payment by the Client
Independent Polymer Technology Ltd shall be entitled at its option to
treat the whole contract as repudiated by the Client or to suspend all
further work on any contract or contracts between Independent Polymer
Technology Ltd and the Client without notice and to charge interest on
any amount outstanding at the rate of 8% above the Bank of England base in force at the time the payment was due.
4.1 Time for completion of Work is given as accurately
as possible but is not guaranteed. The Client shall have no right to
damages or to cancel the order for failure for any cause to meet any
time stated for completion of Work.
4.2 Any estimate of the date of completion of Work
shall in every case be dependent upon prompt receipt of all necessary
information, instructions or approvals from the Client. Variations or
additions to the Work requested by the Client may result in delay in
5. Either party may cancel the contract on 30 days
written notice to the other on condition that all costs and expenses
incurred by Independent Polymer Technology Ltd up to the time of
cancellation and, where cancellation is at the insistence of the Client,
all loss of profits and other loss or damage resulting to Independent
Polymer Technology Ltd by reason of such cancellation, will be paid
forthwith by the Client to Independent Polymer Technology Ltd.
6.1 Independent Polymer Technology Ltd undertakes that
it will indemnify and keep the Client indemnified against all
liabilities, costs and expenses in respect of claims in relation to
death or injury to persons or damage to tangible property to the extent
that such death, injury, loss or damage is attributable to the negligent
acts or omissions of Independent Polymer Technology Ltd, its officers,
employees, agents or sub-contractors.
6.2 Save where Independent Polymer Technology Ltd is
shown to have failed to exercise reasonable care in the performance of
the Work and such failure results in death or personal injury,
Independent Polymer Technology Ltd shall not be liable in respect of
claims arising by reason of death or personal injury. Further, under no
circumstances whatsoever shall Independent Polymer Technology Ltd be
liable for consequential loss, loss of profits, damage to property or
6.3 Independent Polymer Technology Ltd's liability,
whether in respect of one claim or the aggregate of various claims other
than claims for death or personal injury due to negligence on the part
of Independent Polymer Technology Ltd shall not exceed £500,000 in any
Year and the Client agrees to insure adequately to cover claims in
excess of such amount.
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
7.1 All data, information and reports are produced for
the benefit of the addressee only. Independent Polymer Technology Ltd
accepts no liability arising from unauthorised use of such information
or reports by a third party.
7.2 The Client shall not reproduce or abstract for the
purpose of advertising or otherwise any report or other information on
the Work or use the name of Independent Polymer Technology Ltd either
expressly or by implication in any of its advertising or sales
promotional material without the prior written consent of the Company
Secretary of Independent Polymer Technology Ltd.
7.3 All drawings, documents, confidential records,
computer software and other information supplied by Independent Polymer
Technology Ltd are supplied on the express understanding that copyright
is reserved to Independent Polymer Technology Ltd and that the Client
will not, without the written consent of Independent Polymer Technology
Ltd, either give away, loan, exhibit or sell any such drawings,
documents, records, software or other information or extracts therefrom
or copies thereof or use them in any way except in connection with the
Work in respect of which they are issued.
7.4 Independent Polymer Technology Ltd may at the
request and expense of the Client assign to the Client any patent rights
arising out of Work undertaken solely for the Client which Independent
Polymer Technology Ltd may have or assert. All costs incurred by
Independent Polymer Technology Ltd in respect of an application for
letters patent including, but not limited to staff time and travel for
or in connection with the preparation, filing, prosecution, assignment
and recording of such applications are payable by the Client.
8.1 The Client shall be solely responsible for
ensuring that all drawings, information, advice and recommendations
given to Independent Polymer Technology Ltd, either directly or
indirectly by the Client or by the Client's agents, servants,
consultants or advisers, are accurate and sufficient for completion of
the Work. Examination or consideration by Independent Polymer Technology
Ltd of such drawings, information, advice or recommendations shall in no
way limit the Client's responsibility hereunder unless Independent
Polymer Technology Ltd specifically agrees in writing to accept
8.2 Independent Polymer Technology Ltd shall not
disclose to any third party any knowledge or information relating to the
Work which is, on receipt by Independent Polymer Technology Ltd, marked
'confidential' by the Client unless and until such information becomes
8.3 Independent Polymer technology Ltd do not store client credit card details no do we sharecustomer details with any third parties.
9. If either party shall become bankrupt or under the
provisions of Section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 is deemed to be
unable to pay its debts or compounds with creditors or in the event of a
resolution being passed or proceedings commenced for its administration
or liquidation (other than for a voluntary winding up for the purposes
of reconstruction or amalgamation) or if a Receiver or Manager is
appointed of all or any part of its assets or undertaking, the other
party shall be entitled to cancel the contract in whole or in part by
notice in writing without prejudice to any other right or remedy accrued
or accruing to that party.
10. In the event of the performance of any obligation
accepted by Independent Polymer Technology Ltd being prevented, delayed,
or in any way interfered with by direction of government, war,
industrial dispute, strike, breakdown of machinery or plant, accident,
fire or by any other cause beyond Independent Polymer Technology Ltd's
control Independent Polymer Technology Ltd may at its option suspend
performance or cancel its obligations under the contract without
liability for any damage or consequential loss resulting therefrom, such
suspension or cancellation being without prejudice to Independent
Polymer Technology Ltd's right to recover all sums owing to it in
respect of works performed and costs incurred prior to the date of
suspension or cancellation.
11. This Contract is personal to the parties and may
not be assigned or transferred without the prior written consent of the
12. The contract shall be governed and interpreted
exclusively according to the Law of England and shall be subject to the
jurisdiction of the English Courts only.