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Gilson Scientific Terms & Conditions
We contract and do business solely upon the following conditions notwithstanding anything to the contrary
contained or purported to be contained in any document or oral statement made by the party contracting with us
and no variation or alteration of these conditions shall be of any effect unless expressly agreed to in writing by us.
a) Quotations are subject to confirmation on receipt of order, and we reserve the right to amend errors and/or
e) Online Special Offer prices are only valid for orders placed online at www.gilsonuk.com
3. AMENDMENT OR CANCELLATION OF ORDERS
Sympathetic consideration will always be given to requests for cancellation or amendment of orders and the
acceptance for credit of equipment supplied, but this must always be by agreement. We reserve the right to refuse
to accept cancellation of orders for goods of special design or manufacture (as to which we shall be the sole judge).
We also reserve the right to make a small handling charge in respect of any items cancelled or returned.
Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to delivery dates we accept no liability in the case of non-delivery or
delayed delivery. All deliveries offered ex-stock are subject to goods being available at the date of receipt of order.
5. DAMAGE OR LOSS IN TRANSIT
Partial loss or damage in transit must be reported in writing to ourselves within three days of receipt of the goods.
In the event of non-delivery both carriers and ourselves must be notified in writing within fourteen days after date
of advice of despatch.
6. SHORTAGE OR ERRORS
No claims will be entertained unless notification is given in writing within three days of receipt of consignment.
7. TERMS OF PAYMENT
All accounts are on strictly net monthly basis. Invoices are payable in full and no deductions may be made unless a
credit note has been issued. The right is always reserved to request a remittance with order and, where new
accounts are involved, to request two trade and one bankers reference prior to giving a credit account.
Our responsibility is limited to the supply of goods and services of the kind and quality ordered and insofar as is
permitted by statute we hereby exclude all responsibility for any loss or damage howsoever caused consequential
upon or resulting from the supply of such goods. Customers are recommended to test and examine goods and
exercise special care in cases where the storage and/or use of the goods involves danger to persons and/or property,
as required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other current legislation.
Articles sent to us for repair or service are accepted only on the understanding that, insofar as statute permits, we
shall not be held liable for any damage howsoever caused to such articles. Time involved in preliminary examination
of any article may be charged in the event of no order being placed. Goods returned for repair or service should be
sent carriage paid and clearly labelled with the sender’s name and address; at the same time a letter should be sent
detailing the work required. All requests for repair or service should be confirmed by an official order. After
exchange, repair or service the item will be returned carriage forward to the customer.
10. GUARANTEE AND AFTER SALES SERVICE
The guarantee period is one year from the delivery date unless otherwise specified. During this period the goods or
apparatus will be repaired free of charge. Goods supplied outside the United Kingdom and Eire will be repaired free
of charge but must be returned to us. We reserve the right to request articles for repair under warranty to
be sent carriage forward to our Service Laboratory at Luton. The time spent is free; spare parts will be repaired or
replaced free of charge if defective. This guarantee does not cover damage to any goods or apparatus or any part
thereof caused by misuse, or for any cause other than defective manufacture or materials, nor replacement of
certain consumable parts such as electronic tubes, batteries, cell windows, accumulators, thermocouples and
filaments used in thermal conductivity detectors, resistance thermometers, lamps, connectors and cables, cable
moulding, electrical and mechanical cable terminations, heater elements, glass items etc. We decline any
responsibility in cases where repairs have been carried out by persons unauthorised by the company unless written
consent has been given.
11. OUT OF WARRANTY REPAIRS
Our normal hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. During these hours repairs will be charged at our current rates
(details on request). Work outside these periods will incur charges at overtime rates. Any spare parts will be
charged at list prices.
Where goods are insured by us at our discretion, or at a customer’s request, a charge will be made on the invoice.
Our liability will be limited to the lower of, the amount received by us under such insurance, or the value of the
goods, from which our expenses will be deducted. We are under no obligation or liability to take proceedings for
the recovery of loss or damage.
13. FLUCTUATING EXCHANGE RATE
Whilst illustrations and specifications in the literature are as accurate as possible at the time of printing, alterations
in detail may occur from time to time as designs and specifications are improved. We accordingly reserve the right
to supply goods conforming to the latest designs and specifications and the buyer shall have no claim in respect of
any discrepancies between the goods supplied and those described in such illustrations and specifications,
providing the product is of comparable quality.
Any dispute or difference which may arise under or in connection with or in relation to these conditions shall be
referred to a single arbitrator in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Act, 1950 or any statutory,
modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force.
16. FORCE MAJEURE
If the manufacture or delivery of the goods is prevented or delayed by act of God, war, riot, civil disorder, strike,
lockout, labour dispute, fire, accident, non-delivery of raw materials or any other contingency, beyond the control
of the Company, the Company shall be under no liability for any loss or damage thereby incurred or sustained by
17. VALUE ADDED TAX
All prices exclude Value Added Tax, which will be added at the rate applicable at the date of invoicing.
18. PASSAGE OF PROPERTY
Ownership of and property in the goods shall remain in the Company until the price has been discharged in full. A
cheque given by the Purchaser shall not be treated as a discharge until it has been cleared. The risk of the goods
shall pass on delivery to the Purchaser.