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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Sale
1. Definitions
“Acorn Scientific” refers to Acorn Scientific Limited, a company registered in New Zealand. 
“Customer” is the party which accepts a quotation given by Acorn Scientific, or whose offer to purchase is accepted by Acorn Scientific.
2. Quotations, orders and acceptance
Quotations are generally valid for one month unless specified otherwise.  Quotations are not binding on Acorn Scientific until the customer has received written order confirmation.  Acorn Scientific reserves the right not to accept any order at its sole discretion.
3. Price and payment terms
All prices will be those in effect at the date of order.  Changes in pricing may be made due to such uncontrollable factors as devaluation of currency and/or variations to landed costs and/or increases in manufacturer’s costs.  Acorn Scientific reserves the right to change any pricing without prior notice excluding existing contracts.
Goods will be invoiced upon dispatch.  Payment is to be made either in advance or credit may be given to approved customers.  Where credit is given payment is to be made on the 20th day of the month following the date of invoice.  Payment of all invoices will be made without off-set or deduction of any kind.
Failure to pay any account upon the due date for payment entitles Acorn Scientific to suspend delivery, to refuse further orders and to cancel any existing contract for supply without notice.  Acorn Scientific shall be entitled to recover from the customer all costs arising from collection of any overdue moneys.
4. Delivery
The method of transportation and the carrier will be at the selection of Acorn Scientific.  The cost of delivery to be paid by the customer will be advised at the time of order.
A packing slip will accompany shipped goods and the customer will upon receipt of the goods, advise Acorn Scientific immediately if there is any discrepancy between the goods received and the order.
5. Uncontrollable Events and Delays
While Acorn Scientific will endeavour to meet expected delivery times, delay, however caused, will not entitle the customer to claim compensation to cover operating loss, loss of profit, penalties or other indirect loss.  In the case of delays caused by circumstances beyond the control of Acorn Scientific or by the suppliers to Acorn Scientific, Acorn Scientific will have the right to cancel the contract without liability.
6. Risk and Title
The goods will remain at Acorn Scientific risk until delivered to the customer when risk in the goods passes to the customer.  Delivery occurs when possession or control of the goods passes to the customer, its agent or carrier.  The risk includes any loss of or damage to or deterioration of the goods due to any cause whatsoever.  The title of the goods passes to the customer when the customer has paid in full all charges set out in the invoice.
7. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Acorn Scientific excludes all implied warranties to the extent permitted by law.  In particular, the Consumers Guarantees Act 1993 does not apply to any goods supplied to the customer for business purposes.  Under no circumstances shall Acorn Scientific be liable in any way, for losses, liability, costs or expenses of any kind howsoever caused, arising out of the use or inability to use any of the goods other than pursuant to any warranty provided in writing by Acorn Scientific in respect of the goods.
The liability of Acorn Scientific for a breach of a warranty or condition of goods sold, is at the option of Acorn Scientific, limited to the replacement of the goods, the supply of equivalent goods, repair of the goods, payment of the cost of replacing the goods, or payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.
8. Suitability of Goods
Before using the goods the customer should determine the suitability of the goods for the intended use of the customer.  The limitation of liability of Acorn Scientific in respect of any claim is set out in clause 7.

9. Return Goods
Any goods returned for credit must be authorised by Acorn Scientific prior to their return and authorisation must be obtained within one week of receipt of the goods.
Goods returned for credit must also be accompanied by a copy of Acorn Scientific’s packing slip and/or invoice showing the Customers name, the date of purchase and a notation clearly stating the reason for return.  The cost of delivery to Acorn Scientific shall be borne by the customer unless deemed to be damaged or defective by Acorn Scientific.
Any goods returned for credit to Acorn Scientific by the customer must be unmarked and in a saleable condition.  Acorn Scientific may reject any returned goods that do not comply with this condition.  At Acorn Scientific’s discretion, a restocking fee (minimum fee of $30) may be charged.
10. Privacy
This clause applies where Acorn Scientific collects, uses and discloses personal information provided by the customer.  Acorn Scientific is required to comply with New Zealand privacy laws when we collect and use your personal information.
The personal information Acorn Scientific collects will include contact details, personal details and financial information.  The customer agrees that Acorn Scientific may use the personal information to provide services to the customer, to fulfil its obligations pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, to fulfil administrative functions associated with these services (for example assessment of credit worthiness), for account management, to enter into contracts with the customer or third parties, and for marketing and client relationship purposes.  The customer can access the personal information Acorn Scientific holds about the customer and request corrections by placing a request in writing to Acorn Scientific.
11. Governing Law
These terms and conditions and all trading between Acorn Scientific and the customer shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand.
12. Amendments to Terms and Conditions
Acorn Scientific reserves the right, at any time, to modify, amend or update these terms and conditions without notice.
For further information please contact us by email or phone us on 0508 422 676
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