GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE for RETAIL BRANDING AND INFORMATION SOLUTIONS- KIT EMBELLISHMENTS AND OTHER PRODUCTS FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS
1. Applicability and Definitions
1.1. Avery Dennison (the “Seller”) sells or offers for sale its products (“Products”) to its customer (the “Buyer”) on the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”). Seller reserves the right to amend and update the Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice. Seller shall include any entity that, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediates, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the entity specified. For the purposes of this definition, control will mean the direct or indirect ownership of, (a) in the case of corporate entities, securities authorized to cast more than fifty percent (50%) of the votes in any election for directors or (b) in the case of non-corporate entities, more than fifty percent (50%) ownership interest with the power to direct the management and policies of such non-corporate entity.
1.2. "Bespoke Articles" means: Name Blocks; Hero Sets; Letter and Numbers consisting of more than one colour (not including the colour of the approved Premier League logo); Letters and Numbers that are not one of the standard colours approved by Premier League prior to the start of the relevant season; General Badges and Champions Badges that materially differ from those worn on Club Kits.
1.3. “Club Kits" means in respect of each club, the football strip actually worn by the players of the club during matches.
1.4. “Defective” or a “Defect” means: a) cannot be (or remain) applied to club Kits and/or Replica Kits during the 12 month guarantee period set forth in clause 7.1; b) causes damage to club Kits and/or Replica Kits (other than when removed from the Kits); c) not conforming to the product specifications; or d) not conforming to approved samples.
1.5. "Force Majeure Event" means any event that is beyond the control of the party affected including without limitation any strike or labour disturbance (except of its own employees, only where such acts are outside the control of the party), lockout, fire, failure of public utility, act of god, government action, riot, disease, civil commotion, demonstrations or disobedience, or armed or police conflict, terrorist action or the threat of any of the foregoing, but excluding the following: the delegation and/or employment arrangements of such party and the actions of such delegates and employees; the negligence of that party (or any employee thereof); and the lack of funds of that party (or any employee or thereof);
1.6. “Kit Embellishments” means Bespoke Articles and Standard Articles.
1.7. "Liabilities" means any action, award, claim, cost, fee (including legal costs and fees), damages, loss, demand, expense, liability, interest, fine, penalty, taxation or proceeding;
1.8. "Seller Instructions" means the instructions provided by Seller regarding the proper storage, handling, and application of products, as may be reasonably amended from time to time on notice to the Buyer by the Seller, subject to such amends being consistent with the Seller’s other products and not being materially more prescriptive to those set out originally.
1.9. “PL” means The Football Association Premier League Limited.
1.10. "Replica Strip" means for each season in respect of each club its official authorised replica strip resembling in all material particulars the Club Strip and produced by or on behalf of the official kit sponsor of that club and sold to the general public with the official endorsement of that club but not being any Club Strip actually worn by the players of that club in any matches;
1.11. “Standard Articles” means all external embellishment products intended for application to Club Strips or Replica Strips save for the Bespoke Articles;
1.12. "VAT" means value added tax or any equivalent tax chargeable in the UK or elsewhere; and
1.13. "Working Day" means a day other than a Saturday or Sunday or public holiday in London, England.
1.14. These Terms and Conditions are intended as a complete statement of the terms regarding the sale of the Products and shall prevail over the use by Buyer of any purchase order, acknowledgement or other form which is used solely for the convenience of Buyer.
2.1. An order placed with Seller is an order incorporating these Terms and Conditions exclusively unless expressly agreed to by Seller in writing or otherwise agreed to in writing by Buyer and Seller in a supply or other agreement.
2.2. An order shall be in writing, with a reference number and signed by Buyer, or placed online via the Seller’s web shop. Seller may accept any order or to refuse any order in whole or in part.
2.3. Buyer’s request of Seller keeping certain stock of Products shall be deemed as an order placed.
2.4. Orders cannot be cancelled except upon terms which will fully compensate Seller against any and all losses or expenses as a consequence of such cancellation including for any raw materials.
2.5. Seller reserves the right to charge for preliminary work carried out at Buyer’s request before any offer or order is made, including the work carried out for the purpose of supplying artwork samples or experimental copies.
2.6. Buyer shall review all proofs of Products other than Kit Embellishments for spelling, typographical and all other errors. Once a proof is accepted by Buyer, Buyer shall be responsible for any orders prepared in connection with such proof. Seller reserves the right to correct any inadvertent errors made in specifications and prices quoted at any time.
2.7. Except for Kit Embellishments, Buyer shall be responsible for all special or unique materials purchased by Seller in connection with an order by Buyer regardless of whether Seller manufactures Products using such materials.
At least three months prior to each season, Buyer will provide Seller with samples of Club Strips and Replica Strips so that Seller can test Kit Embellishments for performance.
3.1. On receipt of any order for Standard Articles, Seller shall deliver Standard Articles specified in the order by the end of the next Working Day, unless (a) the Buyer has requested later delivery, in which case delivery shall be made within the time requested by the Buyer, or (b) the order is placed after 12:00 PM UK time, in which case one additional day for delivery will be added.
3.2. On receipt of any order for Bespoke Articles, the Seller shall deliver those Bespoke Articles specified in the order promptly and in accordance with the highest industry standards.
3.3. Delivery of Products other than Kit Embellishments is governed by this clause 3.3. Such delivery is subject to the Incoterms of the International Chamber of Commerce which are in force on the shipping date. Seller will deliver the Products Inco-terms FCA Seller’s designated site unless otherwise agreed in writing. All delivery dates quoted are estimates only unless otherwise agreed in writing. Seller will use reasonable endeavors to deliver the Products by the agreed date but time of delivery shall not be the essence of contract nor shall Seller be liable for damages, whether indirect, incidental, special or consequential for loss of profit or use or howsoever, for failure to deliver or any delay in delivery arising from any cause whatsoever beyond the control of Seller. Buyer shall not be relieved of any obligation to accept or pay for the Products by reason of any delay in delivery or dispatch.
3.4. Shipping and Minimum Order Quantity for Kit Embellishments
3.4.1. The minimum order quantity of Kit Embellishments is one pack of 15 each of a number or letter in a single colour.
3.4.2. Shipping methods will be selected by the Buyer using Seller’s on-line ordering system. Seller shall select the carrier.
3.5. The Seller shall, at no cost to Buyer, promptly (and in any case within seven (7) days of the notice referred to in this clause) after receiving notice from or on behalf of Buyer that any Kit Embellishments which have been ordered have either been delivered damaged or Defective or not delivered in accordance with the delivery time stated in clause 3.1, replace or deliver such products. Such replacement or delivery by the Seller shall be without prejudice to any other rights or remedy available to Buyer in respect of such damage, Defect or non-delivery. Buyer shall provide Seller with a description of the damage, Defect or information concerning the non-delivery along with such request. If the damage or Defect is due to actions or omissions of Buyer or is due to Buyer providing incorrect delivery instructions, then Seller may issue a further invoice for the replacement Kit Embellishments and Seller’s delivery/shipment charges for the shipment of the replacement Kit Embellishments.
3.6. If a lesser amount of Kit Embellishments is delivered than the quantity specified in any order, the Seller shall, at no cost to Buyer, promptly (and in any case within seven (7) days of the notice referred to in this clause) after receiving notice of the same from or on behalf of Buyer, make up such shortfall (without prejudice to any other rights or remedies available to Buyer in respect of such shortfall).
3.7. Where PL or Buyer makes any changes to any font, design or logo for Kit Embellishments, Seller shall not be obligated to accept or ship any orders for Kit Embellishments containing such changed font, design or logo until three (3) months after receipt of artwork containing such changed font, design or logo.
3.8. Property any Products shall pass to Buyer upon full payment by Buyer, and risk shall transfer upon Buyer’s acceptance of the Products.
3.9. Buyer shall inspect the Products and in respect to any obvious physical damage or defect of the Products shall be reported to Seller within forty eight (48) hours or shall constitute acceptance.
3.10. Buyer acknowledges the difficulty of manufacturing an exact quantity of printed Products other than Kit Embellishments. Unless agreed otherwise in writing, Seller may deliver such Products within ten percent (10%) margin; provided, however, that quantity variations may exceed ten percent (10) percent for Products manufactured to the Buyer's specifications and Buyer shall be invoiced for such additional quantity.
4.1. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, Seller’s price excludes all applicable taxes, duties, transportation charges and insurance fees. Seller reserves the right to change prices without notice.
4.2. Orders calling for future delivery shall be billed at the prices in effect on the shipping date.
4.3. Prices for Kit Embellishments shall be those set forth in the agreement between Seller and PL.
5.1. Unless otherwise agreed in writing payment shall be made within thirty (30) days from invoice date.
5.2. Payments shall be considered in arrears if not made within the terms agreed and shall be subject to a charge of 1.5% per month on the unpaid balance. The imposition of such charge shall not infer any consent, acquiescence or other agreement, expressed or implied, on the part of Seller to forbear or otherwise defer collection of such payments.
5.3. Payments in arrears shall make all subsequent invoices immediately due and payable, and Seller may withhold subsequent deliveries until the account is settled, or cancel the order immediately without prejudice to all rights of Seller to recover any monies due and owed to Seller.
5.4. Buyer shall indemnify Seller for any costs and expenses including collection fees and legal fees (including reasonable attorney fees) for which Seller may become liable or incur in the collection of overdue payment.
5.5. Any claims of whatsoever nature by Buyer against Seller in respect of the Products shall not entitle Buyer to withhold payment for any part of the Products from Seller, nor shall Buyer be entitled to set off any such claim against any claim by Seller for the payment, nor shall Buyer be entitled to claim a stay of execution on any judgment for the price in reliance upon such claim.
5.6. Seller reserves the right to set-off any amount payable to Buyer.
6. Intellectual Property
6.1. Buyer shall grant Seller all necessary rights, and licenses, royalty free, to use Buyer’s intellectual property as it pertains to the Products free of charge for Seller’s performance of the obligations hereunder.
6.2. Where Products are manufactured, sold or delivered under the license granted by Buyer, or in accordance with Buyer’s descriptions or specifications, Buyer shall indemnify and hold harmless Seller against all claims and demands in respect of the infringement of any intellectual property or other rights of third parties.
6.3. Seller shall have the right to imprint its name and any applicable copyright, trademark, or patent information upon the Products other than Kit Embellishments, except that Buyer may, prior to the manufacture of special order goods, request that the imprint only be deleted.
7.1. Standard Articles and Bespoke Articles shall have a twelve (12) month guarantee, and Seller agrees to repair or rework (subject to Seller being able to carry out such repair or rework and delivery of the Standard Articles or Bespoke Articles in no greater time than the corresponding delivery time for the Products set out at clause 3.1), or replace at no cost to Buyer any Products so delivered which are Defective in any way, provided however that Seller’s obligations hereunder shall only apply if PL or the Club notify Seller of such Defect within fifteen (15) Working Days of discovering the Defect. The foregoing shall not apply to Kit Embellishments which were applied to materials or fabrics that are not Replica Kit or Club Kit, or where the Defect was caused because the Kit Embellishments were stored, applied or handled in a manner inconsistent with the Seller’s instructions.
7.2. The following applies to Products other than Kit Embellishments:
7.2.1. Seller does not guarantee color fastness, non-shrinkage or stonewash resistance levels or consistency of color of paper or substrates or ink or matching of typography for Products imaged or rendered by Seller. Buyer shall not reject such Products or claim against Seller for variations in dimensions, quantity, format, hardness, quality, satin finish and/or color, which are beyond the reasonable control of Seller. Colors of such Products shall match to samples or sketches provided by Buyer as accurately as possible, but no guarantee given for an exact match. Lithographic Products will be matched to standardized or established (e.g. Pantone®) colors and produced within normal commercial print colorants for color match.
7.2.2. All statements, technical information, recommendations, drawings and other particulars concerning Products or samples provided by Seller, descriptions and illustrations contained in catalogues, price lists and other advertisements of Seller are approximate only or based upon tests believed to be reliable, and shall not constitute any representation, guarantee or warranty.
7.2.3. It is the sole responsibility of Buyer to determine whether the Products are suitable for the purposes of Buyer. Warranty of fitness for a particular purpose is excluded as such Products are provided on the basis that Buyer has independently determined the suitability of such Products for its purpose.
7.2.4. Seller warrants the Products to be free from defects in material and workmanship, Should any failure to conform to this warranty appear within thirty (30) days of delivery, upon notification thereof within seven (7) days of such appearance and substantiation that the Products have been stored and applied in accordance with Seller’s standards, Seller shall within a reasonable period correct the defects by replacement without charge at Seller’s plant or at the location of the Products at Seller’s election, or issue a credit in an amount not to exceed the price of the Products if Seller in its sole discretion determines that replacement is not commercially practical. The warranty given will not be binding on Seller if Buyer does not inform Seller in writing of the damage promptly or in any event within seven (7) days of the damage occurring.
7.2.5. In no event shall Seller be liable for any special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages including, but not limited to loss of profit, loss of sales, loss of opportunity, loss of use or capital or loss of production or any other damages of any kind resulting from or in any way related to breach of warranty even if Seller has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
7.2.6. The remedies of Buyer set forth herein are exclusive, and the total liability of Seller arising out of any contract or from the manufacture, sale, delivery, resale, installation or use of any Products shall not exceed the purchase price of the Products upon which liability is based.
7.3. Buyer acknowledges that Seller has not made any representations to Buyer other than those which are specifically referred to or contained herein.
7.4. Notwithstanding the above, all warranties given by Seller are subject to Applicable Laws. Any other warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or other warranty of quality or otherwise, whether express or implied by law is hereby excluded to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws.
8. Force Majeure
8.1. Neither Buyer nor Seller shall be liable for any loss, damage, delays, changes in shipment schedules, failure to deliver, or failure to pay caused by any event that is beyond the control of the party, including without limitation any strike or labour disturbance (except of its own employees, only where such acts are outside the control of the affected party), lockout, fire, failure of public utility, act of god, government action, riot, disease, civil commotion, demonstrations or disobedience, or armed or police conflict, terrorist action or the threat of any of the foregoing, but excluding the following: the delegation and/or employment arrangements of the affected party and the actions of such delegates and employees; the negligence of the affected party (or any employee thereof); and the lack of funds of that party (or any employee or thereof);
9.1. Buyer shall not disclose to any third party any and all information regarding the design of the Products, any drawings, specifications, test results, Product samples, quotations, prices, marketing materials and other terms of sale (“Confidential Information”) received from Seller in connection with these Terms and Conditions, and shall use the Confidential Information exclusively in fulfilling its obligations and commitments towards Seller, except as and to the extent required by law or with written approval of Seller. Confidential Information shall not include information which is or becomes publicly available through no fault of Buyer or which Buyer can show was already in Buyer’s possession prior to receipt from Seller.
10.1. Any assignment, order or of any rights hereunder in any manner, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Seller shall be void. Seller may assign any or all of these Conditions or Agreement to any affiliate of Seller or to an entity acquiring substantially all of the assets of the business related hereto.
11.1. No waiver, alteration or modification of these Terms and Conditions shall be valid unless made in writing by Seller.
11.2. No failure to exercise or delay in exercising on the part of Seller any right or remedy hereinafter shall operate as a waiver thereof.
11.3. No waiver by Seller with respect to any breach or default or any right or remedy or any variation of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to constitute a continuing waiver of any other breach or default or any other right or remedy or any other variation of the foregoing Terms and Conditions.
12. Third Party Beneficiaries
12.1. These Terms and Conditions are made for the sole benefit of the parties thereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person or entity any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy.
13.1. These Terms and Conditions are severable and if any provision is held invalid or unenforceable the remainder shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.
14. Compliance with laws
14.1. Buyer shall not export or re-export any of Seller's and/or its affiliates' technical data or Products to any country, party or entity to which export or re-export is forbidden by the European Union and/or the United States of America.
14.2. Buyer represents and warrants that it shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations including but not limited to relevant European Union and U.S.A. Laws and Regulations on export, the UK Anti-Bribery Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the United States of America and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials.
15. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
15.1. The validity, interpretation and performance for the sale of Products by Seller to Buyer shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction to which the Seller is subject (“Applicable Laws”) and the parties hereby submit any unresolved disputes to the courts of the same jurisdiction. The provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Products shall not apply.
16.1. In the event that Buyer is unlikely to be able to discharge its obligations hereunder, or upon breach by Buyer of all or any of the Terms and Conditions contained herein, Seller shall be entitled to consider the order as cancelled, without prejudice to the right of Seller to recover damages for breach of contract or otherwise, and without incurring any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage thereby occasioned, and Buyer shall forthwith pay to Seller all sums due without rebate or allowance.
17.1. If Seller shall be required or requested by any governmental authority or shall voluntarily decides to recall any Products because such Products may violate any laws or for any other reason, Buyer shall cooperate fully with Seller in connection with any recall, including but not limited to cessation of its own distribution. No press releases, interviews or statements shall be made without the prior written approval of Seller.
17.2. If the recall is due to Buyer’s specifications, or negligent acts or omissions in handling, storing or packaging the Product or Buyer’s failure to comply with Applicable Laws, then Buyer shall be obliged to take over and perform the recall of the Products and all costs and expenses of the recall shall be borne by Buyer and Buyer shall indemnify and hold harmless Seller against all claims and demands in respect of the recall.