Terms & Condition of Sale

Conditions of Sale – NABIC

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. If you do not agree with any part of the following terms and conditions then you must not use this service.

1 Definitions

1.1 In these conditions:

"Buyer" means a person whose offer to purchase Goods is accepted by the Seller;

"Conditions" means these terms and conditions of sale;

"Goods" means the goods that the Seller is to supply in accordance with these conditions;

"Order" means a completed purchase order (in accordance with the purchasing process set out on these pages) by the Buyer which has been accepted by the Seller; and

"Seller" means Crane Limited.

1.2 The headings in these Conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.

2 Basis of Sale

2.1 Each Order shall be deemed to incorporate these terms and conditions.

2.2 The display of products on [www.nabicvalves.com] constitutes an invitation to treat and not a formal offer. An offer will be made by a Buyer upon the completion of the purchase process set out on these pages and shall only be accepted by the Seller (and the Seller will only be contractually bound) when the Seller confirms to the Buyer that it has accepted such order.

2.3 The Seller reserves the right to refuse an offer from a Buyer for any reason.

2.4 Goods are sold subject to their availability.

2.5 The Seller reserves the right to make any changes to the Goods which are require to conform with any applicable safety or other statutory requirements.

2.6 Orders will only be accepted for delivery in the United Kingdom

3 Payment

3.1 Payment for an Order should be made in Pounds sterling. Crane Ltd will accept payment in other currencies providing a written agreement is in place.

3.2 The Seller reserves the right to cancel an order or part of an order or a delivery at any time. In such circumstances and if a Buyer has paid for the Goods then a full refund will be made.

3.3 The list prices for Goods are exclusive of value added tax unless specifically provided.

4 Delivery

4.1 Any dates or periods quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and the Seller shall not be liable for any delay in the delivery of the Goods and the time for delivery shall not be of the essence. The Goods in an Order may be delivered in instalments or at one time.

4.2 If a Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods or fails to give the Seller adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery then the Seller may (without prejudice to any other rights or remedies it may have):

(a) store the Goods until actual delivery and charge such Buyer for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage; or

(a) sell the Goods at the best price readily obtainable and (after deducting all reasonable storage and selling expenses) account to such Buyer for the excess over the price under an Order or charge the Buyer (if the Buyer is an account customer) for any shortfall below the price in the Order.

4.3 The Seller will not be liable for any discrepancy from the Order in the Goods delivered unless reported to the Seller within 48 hours of such delivery.

5 Risk

5.1 Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to the Buyer at the time of delivery of the Goods to the Buyer.

6 Warranties

6.1 Subject to clause 6.2, the Seller warrants that the Goods will correspond with their specification at the time of delivery and will be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of 60 months from delivery
6.2 Should any valve fail to perform its mechanical function, due to causes other than corrosion, arising from manufacturing defects within the warranty period, it will be replaced.  Replacement of the goods shall constitute the limit of the Company’s responsibility and liability in respect thereof and the Company shall not be liable for any injury, loss, damage, consequential losses or expense whatsoever, howsoever caused or occasioned, and whether or not by reason of the negligence of the Company, its servants, officers or agents.

This warranty in clause 6.1 is provided subject to the following conditions having been met:

  • The valves shall be handled, installed, operated and maintained strictly in accordance with the NABIC Installation, Operating and Maintenance (IOM) instructions attached to the product.
  • The products have not been modified, altered or worked on by any third party other than set by the NABIC approved distributors.
  • Site storage should be adhered to as follows, – Goods to be kept off all floors, in a dry condition, away from direct sunlight, in a secure dry unit.
  • The company’s liability resulting from the mechanical failure of any valve due to causes, other than corrosion, arising from manufacturing defects shall be limited to the valve’s selling price prevailing at the time of the failure. The company shall not be held liable for nor accept responsibility for any consequential costs attributable to, but not limited to, those relating to the removal or repair of the valve and installing replacement valves into the pipeline, loss of profit and compensation for loss of supply.
  • The company reserves the right to refuse to replace any valve until it has conducted its own investigation into the cause of the valve’s alleged failure. If the investigation reveals that the valve has not been handled, installed, maintained and operated strictly in accordance with the specification, NABIC installation instructions, product label, design data manual and normal practice for such valves as deemed by the company, or such an investigation proves inconclusive, then the cost of the investigation and the replacement of the fitting shall be to the customer’s account.
  • Copies of the service details (planned and actual) are to be made available to the NABIC by the installer provides the original sign off documentation to verify that the products were installed in accordance with NABIC Installation, Operating and Maintenance  instructions. Failure to provide this data, as outlined herein, shall render this warranty null and void.

6.3 Subject as expressly provided in these Conditions and except where the Goods are sold to a person dealing as a consumer (as defined in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977) all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
6.4 Where the Goods are sold under a consumer transaction (as defined by the Sale of Goods Act 1979) the statutory rights of the Buyer are not affected.
6.5 Any claim by the Buyer which is based on any defect in the quality or condition of the Goods or their failure to correspond with their specification shall be notified to the Seller within 7 days of the date of the delivery or (where the defect or failure was not apparent on reasonable inspection) within 48 hours after discovery of the defect or failure. If a Buyer does not notify the Seller accordingly then the Seller shall have no liability for such defect or failure.
6.6 The Seller shall not be liable to a Buyer or be deemed to be in breach of an Order by reason of any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of the Seller's obligations in relation to the Goods if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Seller.
6.7 Information on [www.nabicvalves.com] may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information and product specifications may be changed without notice. No warranty is given that the information on [www.nabicvalves.com] is accurate, complete or current. [www.nabicvalves.com] may be temporarily unavailable from time to time. Nothing on [www.nabicvalves.com] shall be construed as a condition, warranty or representation.

7 Data

7.1 The Seller is a registered user under the Data Protection Act 1984. Any personal information held may be used to send you information about products in which you may be interested. If you do not wish to receive any such information [or have such information shared] then e-mail salesadmin@crane-ltd.co.uk.

8 General

8.1 Any notice required or permitted to be given by either party under these Conditions shall be in writing addressed to that party at its registered office or principal place of business (or such other address as may at the relevant time have been notified pursuant to this provision) or sent by electronic mail (which, in the case of the Seller shall be sent to salesadmin@crane-ltd.co.uk).

8.2 A notice shall be deemed to have been given on the day of delivery if served personally, 12 hours after the time of despatch in the case in the case of telex, telemessage, fax, cable or electronic mail and 48 hours after posting if served by post which must be by registered or recorded delivery.

8.3 No variation in these conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing or by email between the Buyer and the Seller.

8.4 No waiver by the Seller of any breach of an Order by a Buyer shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

8.5 If any breach of these Conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected thereby.

8.6 The Seller may at any time modify these Conditions and your use of [www.nabicvalves.com] will be subject to your agreement to be bound by the most current version of these Conditions.

8.7 These Conditions and any Order shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of England and the Buyer and the Seller agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

9. Cancellation

Purchase orders or contracts may not be cancelled except with our prior written agreement and only on the terms that you shall indemnify us in full against all loss (including loss of profit), costs (including the cost of all labour, under-recovery of overheads and materials used or specifically ordered for this order), damages, charges and expenses incurred by us as a result of cancellation.

10. Ownership of Goods

a) The goods shall remain the sole and absolute property of the Seller as legal and equitable owner until such time as the Buyer shall have paid to the Seller the contract price together with the full price of any other goods the subject of any contract between the Seller and the Buyer.
b) The Buyer acknowledges that until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Buyer he is in possession of the goods as a bailee and fiduciary agent for the Seller and the Purchaser shall store the goods in such a manner that they are clearly identifiable as the property of the Seller.
c) Until payment due under all contracts between the Buyer and the Seller had been made in full, in the event of sale of the goods by the Buyer:
i) the Seller shall be entitled to trace all proceeds of sale received by the Buyer through any bank or other account maintained by the Buyer; and
ii) the Buyer shall if requested by the Seller in writing to so assign its rights to recover the selling price of the goods from the third parties concerned. Such monies to be held separately by the Buyer as agent on behalf of the Seller.
d) The Seller may for the purpose of recovery of its goods enter upon any premises where they are stored or where they are reasonably thought to be stored and may repossess the same

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