STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND GENERAL TRADING INFORMATION OF ZING ZANG CARDS.
1. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1.1 These Terms and Conditions apply to all orders and supersede all others. Receipt of acknowledgement of order by you, or receipt of your print ready files by us, constitutes your acceptance that our conditions are the only conditions that apply to the contract notwithstanding any purported terms put forward by you.
1.2 The contract between ourselves the Company and the Customer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.
1.3 In these terms and conditions “we” refers to the company which is Zing Zang Cards (and “us” and “our” shall be construed accordingly). “You” refers to our customer who wishes to place an order for the products and services with Zing Zang Cards (and “your” shall be construed accordingly).
2. PAYMENT TERMS
2.1 NON ACCOUNT
Payment is required at the time of order and must be received in full before commencement of the order.
2.2 ACCOUNT CLIENTS
Payment shall be made in full after 35 days from receipt of invoice, unless special payment terms have been agreed by us in writing.
Any discounts are offered on the strict understanding that accounts are paid by the due date. We reserve the right to invoice any such discounts to accounts which become overdue.
Some printed products are subject to VAT, dependent on the nature and contents of the product. If you place an order and such a payment applies, VAT will be added to your order. You will be contacted to pay the VAT before delivery will be undertaken.
If VAT is applicable on your order after the payment has been made, you are liable to pay the VAT in full before receiving your delivery.
If it is established that VAT should have been paid subsequent to the order being delivered, then we reserve the right to charge VAT accordingly,
3. OVERDUE ACCOUNTS
3.1 No goods will be delivered on accounts which remain unpaid 14 days after payment is due. We reserve the right to charge interest on overdue accounts, at the rate of 5% above the Barclys Bank base rate from time to time from the date the account became due until payment is received. This does not prevent us from pursuing payment of overdue accounts at any time after payment becomes due and shall be in addition to and without prejudice to any other rights we may have against you.
3.2 We reserve the right to charge you for any legal or collection charges where it is necessary to obtain payment from you of an overdue account through a third party or Court proceedings.
4. PASSING OF TITLE AND RISK
4.1 The risk in the goods shall pass to you on delivery.
4.2 All goods, whether delivered or not, remain our property until payment is received in full.
4.3 Until such time as payment is made you shall retain such goods separately from other goods and clearly mark them in such a way that they can be readily identified as being our property and any payment received by you for any sale of such goods must be held in a separate account in trust for us. In the event of non-payment for such goods we will, without loss of any rights or remedy, remove from your possession those goods belonging to us in accordance with these conditions and we shall be entitled to enter upon the property where the goods are stored to repossess and remove the same. You hereby grant us an irrevocable licence to enter your premises for the said purposes.
We reserve the right to alter any details of products advertised or quoted without notice and while every effort is made to describe goods accurately in the advertisement or provide materials as quoted no warranty is given as to accuracy and no responsibility will be accepted for error, material substitution or mis-description and any resulting loss.
6. QUOTATIONS AND CONTRACTS
Orders are accepted subject to our right to adjust prices quoted to take account of any changes in the law or Government regulations requiring us to increase prices by way of direct taxation, import duties, customs and excise duties or otherwise. All prices are based on today’s current costs of production and in the event of any increase in wages or costs of materials to us occurring after the confirmation of accepted contract, we shall be entitled to charge such increases to you
Quotations are only valid for 30 days from the initial quote date.
Any prices or quotations are subject to change at any point without notice, including advertised offers.
Where applicable all prices quoted are subject to VAT at the current rate.
8.1 Every effort will be made to deliver as agreed. However, delivery time specified is a best estimate and no liability is accepted for any loss arising from delay or error in the delivery of the goods.
8.2 We accept no responsibility for deliveries being missed due to non payment. It is the customers responsibility to ensure that full payment is made before delivery can take place.
International transit times are approximate and may be subject to customs clearance. Local country restrictions apply. We will not be held responsible for any delay of delivery of the goods with international deliveries.
We cannot be held responsible for any customs and excise charges that may occur from the import or export of your goods.
9. QUANTITY VARIATION
We shall be deemed to have fulfilled our contract by delivery of a quantity within 5% plus or minus of the quantity of printed goods ordered and you will be charged at the contract rate for the quantity delivered.
10.1 Claims arising from damages, delay or partial loss in transit must be made in writing to us, so as to reach us within 48 hours of delivery.
All claims with regard to the quality or quantity of the goods shall be made in writing to us so as to reach us within 48 hours of receipt of goods or such goods shall be deemed to comply as to quality and quantity within the terms of the contract.
You must examine all goods delivered at the time of delivery. We shall not be liable for any loss arising from damage caused to the goods in transit unless loss or damage is noted on the delivery note at time of delivery.
Claims in respect of non-delivery must be made in writing so as to reach us within 48 hours of the agreed delivery time.
We require any printing to be returned at your cost in full before agreeing to reprint. If we subsequently deem the printing to be of sufficient commercial quality and within tolerance, we reserve the right to return the goods and refuse a reprint or refund.
Save in so far as defects in the goods cause death injury or damage to personal property, our liability for any loss or damage suffered by you in respect of the goods shall be limited to the contract value of the goods.
We cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage arising from the supply of goods under this contract unless you have fully complied with the notification of claims procedure set out in clause 10.
We are not liable for any financial loss incurred by you, including but not limited to expenses incurred by you, interest payments and loss of earnings or similar gains you would have received on monies paid to us in lieu of any unfulfilled order.
Nothing in these terms and conditions shall affect the rights of a consumer.
We reserve the right to rectify defective work by reprinting and shall not be liable to refund.
We will credit your account if we deem a refund should be made.
If we offer to replace you must accept such an offer unless you can show clear cause for refusing to do so.
If you do opt to have work re-done by a third party without reference to us you automatically revoke your right to any remedy from us.
All defective work must be returned at your cost to us before replacement, if the subject work is not available we will assume that it has been accepted and no replacement will be provided.
Refunds will take 3 to 4 working days to complete once we have agreed to refund.
Any costs incurred for work already carried out up to the date of written cancellation will also be charged for and deducted before any refunds are made. If the order has not yet been paid for then an invoice will be raised for the amount concerned and sent to the responsible party.
13. QUANTITY CHANGES TO ORDERS
Any changes in quantity ordered must be made in writing to us prior to commencement of processing. Any increases in the order must be regarded as a separate contract unless written notification is received before work commences on the original order.
14. ARTWORK AND PRINTING
The entire copyright throughout the world in all printing plates, litho positives and negatives, artwork, designs, photographic transparencies, negatives or positives and any other artistic craftsmanship made by or for Zing Zang Cards pursuant to or in implementation of any contract with the customer shall belong to Zing Zang Cards. Zing Zang Cards agrees that unless the customer becomes in default of any obligation to make any payment to Zing Zang Cards, it will not reproduce any such items for any competitor in business of the customer.
All artwork is printed using the CMYK four colour process unless otherwise requested by the customer and agreed by us. Such a request, if granted, will incur an additional fee.
All design charges must be paid in advance.
Artwork or repro changes required will be charged at £75.00 per hour plus VAT.
Once your design project is initiated and any preliminary artwork has been created by Zing Zang cards, all retainer payments made by you become non-refundable.
Once you have placed your order, you have 60 minutes to make changes to the artwork you have supplied, after this time you will become liable to charges if you need to amend or supply new artwork.
We only quote for one design per kind, any additional designs are chargeable.
We reserve the right to print the order before payment has been made, unless otherwise specified by us.
PROOFS AND PRINTING
PDF proofs are NOT supplied as standard. Proofs must be requested by the person ordering at the time of ordering in writing, verbal confirmation will not be accepted. An additional fee for proofs may apply.
If we have not been given printing approval after seven days a 5% charge of the total value of the original order will be made plus a £10.00 administration fee.
Please check proofs thoroughly as all proofs, once approved for print, are deemed to be correct and will be treated as such, and the responsibility passes to the customer. You will need to view all PDF proofs at 100% to see the exact size of your product when printed. We will not be held responsible for any mistakes, viewing, spelling, punctuation, contact details or layout. We will not commence print until we have received written confirmation to proceed to print either by email or post. Verbal confirmation will not be accepted.
Proof approval must be received by us in good time in order to receive your order to the agreed deadline.
Please note that the colour of the printed item will be affected by the type of material chosen for the artwork to be printed on, as well as any applied finishes such as lamination or varnish.
Zing Zang cards cannot be held responsibility should the colour of the finished product not be as you expect it. It must be acknowledged that what you see on screen may not be as the final colours will print.
16. ON HOLD
If we have not been notified after seven days a 5% charge of the total value of the original order will be made plus a £10.00 administration fee.
We reserve the right to discard your job after 28 days of ordering. Please note you will still be liable to pay the full charge of the total value unless the job is cancelled within the 28 days to which the cancellation charges will apply.
17. FORCE MAJEURE
We will not be held responsible for failure or delay in the carrying out of our obligations under the contract arising from any cause outside our reasonable control or by inability to procure materials or articles except at higher prices due to any such cause and in such circumstances We shall be entitled by notice to terminate the contract in whole or in part without incurring any liability whatsoever to you.
Complaints must be made within 48 hours of receiving your goods. Any complaints made after this time period are void of any right to refund or reprint.