Terms and Conditions of Sale
These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Products to you (Contract). Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before ordering any Products from our site. Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms.
Please click on the button marked “I Accept” at the end of these Terms if you accept them. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Products from our site.
You should print a copy of these Terms or save them to your computer for future reference.
We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to order Products, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time. These Terms came into force on 01/02/2013.
These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
1.1 We operate the website www.powerphotonic.com. We are PowerPhotonic Limited, a company registered in Scotland under company number SC267035 and with our registered office and main trading address at 1 St David’s Drive, St David’s Business Park, Dalgety Bay, Fife, Scotland, KY11 9PF. Our VAT number is GB 852 6593 00
1.2 To contact us, please see our Contact Us page www.powerphotonic.com/company/contact-us.
2. OUR PRODUCTS
2.1 If we agree to accept your order, we will endeavour to use reasonable efforts to manufacture the Product to your design.
2.2 You acknowledge that:
(a) PowerPhotonic will not participate in the design process and will not check, confirm or vet your design which is entirely your responsibility.
(b) Without prejudice to clause 2.1 above and its obligation to use reasonable efforts to manufacture the Product to your design, PowerPhotonic takes no responsibility, and gives no warranty, guarantee or undertaking, that any particular design is appropriate for any particular purpose, nor that the Product produced will perform as hoped or intended.
(c) The use of lasers, correction phaseplates, collimators, collimation arrays and custom lenses can be highly dangerous including to persons and property and should only be carried out by trained personnel in controlled circumstances.
(d) PowerPhotonic expressly prohibits as a term of this contract and condition of producing the Product any use of its Products outwith a controlled and protected environment.
(e) PowerPhotonic has produced guidance on acceptable design specification and general guidance on appropriate usage of lasers and its Products. This guidance is general in nature and may not address every applicable consideration in acceptable design specification or appropriate usage. Any deviation from the guidance may result in damage to the Product, persons or property and PowerPhotonic accepts no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by non-compliance with its guidance.
2.3 You confirm and represent to PowerPhotonic, its officers and employees that:
(a) Any use of the Product(s) will be for commercial application and not for military application.
(b) The use to which the Product(s) will be put will not violate any applicable law or regulation.
(c) The manufacture of the Product(s) by PowerPhotonic will not violate any applicable third party intellectual property rights anywhere in the world.
(d) The use to which the Product(s) will be put will not violate any applicable third party intellectual property rights anywhere in the world.
2.4 You agree to indemnify and hold harmless PowerPhotonic, its officers and employees from any loss, damages and/or penalties (including reasonable legal expenses) suffered by any of them as a result of any breach of your confirmations and representations in clause 2.3 above.
3. USE OF OUR SITE
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
5. IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER
This clause 5 only applies if you are a consumer.
5.1 If you are a consumer, you may only purchase Products from our site if you are at least 18 years old.
5.2 As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office. Nothing in these Terms will affect these legal rights.
6. IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS CUSTOMER
This clause 6 only applies if you are a business.
6.1 If you are not a consumer, you confirm that you have authority to bind any business on whose behalf you use our site to purchase Products.
7. HOW THE CONTRACT IS FORMED BETWEEN YOU AND US
7.1 For the steps you need to take to place on order on our site, please see our short video on our home page lightforge.powerphotonic.com
7.2 Our order process allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your order to us. Please take the time to read and check your order at each page of the order process.
7.3 After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. However, please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Our acceptance of your order will take place as described in clause 7.4.
7.4 We will confirm our acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Products have been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation). The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.
7.5 If we are unable to supply you with a Product, we will inform you of this by e-mail and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Products, we will refund you the full amount as soon as possible.
8. OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS
8.1 We may revise these Terms from time to time in the following circumstances:
(a) changes in how we accept payment from you;
(b) changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.
8.2 Every time you order Products from us, the Terms in force at that time will apply to the Contract between you and us.
8.3 Whenever we revise these Terms in accordance with this clause, we will keep you informed and give you notice of this by stating that these Terms have been amended and the relevant date at the top of this page.
9. YOUR CONSUMER RIGHT OF RETURN AND REFUND
This clause 9 only applies if you are a consumer.
9.1 If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a Contract under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000). However, this cancellation right does not apply in the case of any made-to-measure or custom-made products. As all Products ordered through the PowerPhotonic site will be made to your design, the legal right to cancel does not therefore apply.
9.2 As a consumer, you will always have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
10.1 Your order will be fulfilled by the estimated delivery date set out in the Dispatch Confirmation, unless there is an Event Outside Our Control. If we are unable to meet the estimated delivery date because of an Event Outside Our Control, we will contact you with a revised estimated delivery date.
10.2 Delivery will be completed when we deliver the Products to the address you gave us.
10.3 The Products will be your responsibility from the completion of delivery.
10.4 You own the Products once we have received payment in full, including all applicable delivery charges.
11. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
11.1 There are restrictions on some Products for certain International Delivery Destinations. If we are unable to deliver to your specified destination we will cancel the order in accordance with clause 7.5.
11.2 If you order Products from our site for delivery to one of the International Delivery Destinations, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when the delivery reaches that destination. Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount.
11.3 You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.
11.4 You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Products are destined. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.
12. PRICE OR PRODUCTS AND DELIVERY CHARGES
12.1 The prices of the Products will be as quoted on our site from time to time. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the prices of Products are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. However if we discover an error in the price of Product(s) you ordered, please see clause 12.4 for what happens in this event.
12.2 Prices for our Products may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order which we have confirmed with a Dispatch Confirmation.
12.3 The price of a Product includes VAT (where applicable) at the applicable current rate chargeable in the UK for the time being. However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of your order and the date of delivery, we will adjust the VAT you pay, unless you have already paid for the Products in full before the change in VAT takes effect.
12.4 It is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts, it may not be commercially reasonable to manufacture a designed Product for the price set out on our site. In such circumstances, we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to inform you of this and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the Product at the correct price or cancelling your order. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you of that.
13. HOW TO PAY
13.1 You can only pay for Products using a debit card or credit card or by setting up a trade account with PowerPhotnic Ltd.
13.2 Payment for the Products and all applicable delivery charges is in advance. We will not charge your debit card or credit card until we dispatch your order.
14. OUR WARRANTY FOR THE PRODUCTS
14.1 We provide a warranty that on delivery and for a period of 6 months from delivery, the Products shall be free from material defects. However, this warranty does not apply in the circumstances described in clause 14.2.
14.2 The warranty in clause 14.1 does not apply to any defect in the Products arising from:
(a) fair wear and tear;
(b) wilful damage, abnormal storage or working conditions, accident, negligence by you or by any third party;
(c) if you fail to operate or use the Products in accordance with the guidance provided;
(d) if you fail to comply with the design guidance provided;
(e) any alteration or repair by you or by a third party; or
(f) any specification or design provided by you.
14.3 If you are a consumer, this warranty is in addition to your legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
15. OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS
This clause 15 only applies if you are a business customer.
15.1 We only supply the Products for internal use by your business, and you agree not to use the Product for any re-sale purposes.
15.2 Nothing in these Terms limit or exclude our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or
(d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
15.3 Subject to clause 15.2, we will under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort/delict (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:
(a) any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
(b) loss or corruption of data, information or software;
(c) loss of business opportunity;
(d) loss of anticipated savings;
(e) loss of goodwill; or
(f) any indirect or consequential loss.
15.4 Subject to clause 15.2 and clause 15.3 , our total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort/delict (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the relevant Product(s).
15.5 Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Products. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products are suitable for your purposes.
16. OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER
This clause 16 only applies if you are a consumer.
16.1 If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into the Contract.
16.2 We only supply the Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the product for any commercial, business or re-sale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
16.3 We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);
(d) any breach of the terms implied by section 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and
(e) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
16.4 Subject to clause 16.2 and clause 16.3 , our total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort/delict (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the relevant Product(s).
16.5 Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Products. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products are suitable for your purposes.
17. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
17.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 17.2.
17.2 An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport or it not being practicable or possible to manufacture the Product as designed using our equipment.
17.3 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract:
(a) we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and
(b) our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of Products to you, we will arrange a new delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
18. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US
18.1 When we refer, in these Terms, to “in writing”, this will include e-mail.
18.2 If you are a consumer if you wish to contact us in writing for any reason, you can send this to us by e-mail to PowerPhotonic Limited at email@example.com .
18.3 If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail or by pre-paid post to the address you provide to us in your order.
18.4 If you are a business, please note that any notice given by you to us, or by us to you, will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee. The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
19. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
19.1 We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.
19.2 You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.
19.3 This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms other than officers or employees of PowerPhotonic.
19.4 Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
19.5 If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
19.6 If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms are governed by Scots law. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by Scots law. You and we both agree to that the courts of Scotland will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of England or Wales, you may also bring proceedings in England or Wales.
19.7 If you are a business, these Terms are governed by Scots law. This means that a Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), will be governed by Scots law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.