Terms of Sale
1. These terms apply in any contract of supply of goods or services made between Bridgestone Australia Ltd (we, us or our) as supplier and you as buyer. Placing an order with us will constitute deemed acceptance by you of these terms.
2. We may change these terms by providing 21 days' notice to you before we accept your order.
3. These terms prevail over any terms put out by you, unless we agree in writing.
4. No employees, agent or contractor of ours may vary or add to these terms without the prior written authority of our Managing Director.
Goods and Services
5. We may alter our range of goods or services on offer without notice to you.
6. Goods we offer ex-inventory are subject to our prior sale to other buyers.
7. An order you give us is subject to our acceptance and we may decline an order.
8. We reserve the right to supply an order in full or only in part.
9. You may not cancel an order, nor delay delivery, once we accept your order unless we agree.
10. We will invoice all orders at our current prices, which we may alter by providing 21 days' notice to you.
11. We support the voluntary Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme administered through Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA). Through the voluntary Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme, industry participants commit to increase the recycling and resource recovery of Australia's end-of-life tyres and minimise environmental, health and safety impacts. Prices in this price list do not include the voluntary levy.
12. Delivery times are estimates only and we do not guarantee a particular delivery date or time.
13. We may charge a delivery surcharge of $5.00 plus GST per tyre on any order comprising 3 tyres or less.
14. We may deliver goods by instalment, but if we fail to deliver a particular instalment by a date specified for delivery, you are not entitled to rescind the contract.
15. We will make goods available to you at our store nearest you. At your expense, you may cause the goods to be transported from our store to your premises. All carriers from our store will be your agents only.
16. Where goods are consigned by us to you, the goods are delivered to you when placed on the transport vehicle.
17. A claim for shortages in delivery must be in writing received by us within 14 days of dispatch from our store.
Title and Risk
18. Goods remain our property until you pay us the price in full for all goods we have sold to you. Until that time you are to hold our goods for us as owner and, if we require it, you are to store those goods in a way that they can be identified as our goods.
19. Risk in the goods passes from us to you on delivery.
20. If Chapter 4 of the PPSA would otherwise apply to the enforcement of a security interest arising in connection with these terms, you agree the following provisions of the PPSA will not apply to the enforcement of that security: sections 95, 96, 121(4), 125, 130, 132(3)(d), 132(4), 142 and 143.
21. Notices or documents required or permitted to be given to us for the purposes of the PPSA must be given in accordance with the PPSA. You waive the right to receive any notice under the PPSA (including notice of a verification statement) unless the notice is required by the PPSA and cannot be excluded.
22. You consent to us effecting and maintaining a registration on the PPSA register (in any manner we consider appropriate) in relation to any security interest contemplated by these Terms and you agree to provide all assistance reasonably required to facilitate this. You agree to pay all fees and charges associated with us making such registrations. You must notify us at least 14 days before you change your name, Australian Company Number or Australian Business Number.
23. In this clause 22:
23.1 a reference to goods includes proceeds and commingled property when the context permits. The goods will include 'other goods' as classified under the PPSA;
23.2 paid means receipt of cash or cleared funds by us in full satisfaction of the Amounts Owing; 23.3 PPSA means the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) and any regulations made pursuant to it;
23.4 the following words have the respective meanings given to them in the PPSA; account, ADI account, commingled, control, proceeds, register, registration, security interest and verification statement.
24. To the extent permitted by section 275 of the PPSA, you and we agree to keep these Terms and all information related to them confidential and to not disclose that information to any person except where the disclosure is required by law (other than section 275(1) of the PPSA).
25. You must pay us the price of the goods or services on or prior to delivery unless we have approved extended terms of payment. If payment is overdue, we may charge you interest at our banker's highest current overdraft interest rate from the date of default until we receive payment.
Alternatively, in the case of default, we may enter your premises and retake possession of the goods concerned and then credit you our estimated re-sale value of those goods less our costs. You will indemnify us in relation to any costs (including legal costs) incurred by us in the exercise of such rights or which may be incurred in the recovery or attempted recovery of the overdue amounts from you.
26. In addition, if payment is overdue we may cancel or suspend delivery of other goods or services yet to be delivered to you.
27. You may not deduct from the price any set off, counter claim or other sum unless we agree in writing.
28. You must also pay to us an amount equal to the Goods and Service Tax (GST) on the goods at the prevailing rate at the time of paying the price of the goods.
29. We may set off any amount owed by us to you from any amount due by you to us.
30. You may return goods to us only with prior written consent and at your expense. We will credit returns only where goods are received back by us in good condition. If you return goods to us because of your ordering mistake or for some reason other than the goods being defective, we may charge you a surcharge of 10% of the GST exclusive price of the goods plus any applicable GST.
31. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and to compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
32. In addition to those rights, we will repair or replace any Bridgestone brand tyre or tube for passenger, light truck, truck and bus, industrial or agricultural vehicles which you purchased new from us or one of our authorised tyre dealers in Australia which are defective as a direct result of a manufacturing defect (materials or workmanship) in our goods (Bridgestone 5 Year Warranty), if we receive both the defective goods and written notice of the complaint together with a properly completed and signed claim form within 5 years of manufacture. If goods or services we supply are not of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, we may choose not to replace them but to give you an allowance toward your purchase of replacement goods based on our estimate of the percentage wear of the defective goods when we receive them. If we replace or give you an allowance for defective goods, then the defective goods become our property. If we reject a claim we may dispose of the goods after 30 days unless you request us to do otherwise and at your expense. As we have the exclusive rights to import Bridgestone brand tyres and tubes for passenger, light truck, truck and bus, industrial and agricultural vehicles into Australia, the Bridgestone 5 Year Warranty only applies to tyres and tubes purchased directly from us or our authorised tyre dealers. It does not apply to any other goods (such as Bridgestone brand tyres and tubes that are not manufactured for use in Australian conditions) or to goods which you purchase from any other source (e.g. from a third party online or a parallel importer)
33. We do not give any other warranty or condition of our supply.
34. If we decide to voluntarily recall any goods, then we will be responsible for the costs of transport, repairs or replacement for the goods recalled.
35. If you breach any contract with us, or if you are an individual and commit an act of bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Act, or if you are a company and become an externally administered body corporate under the Corporations Law, we may (in addition to our other rights) suspend or terminate any other contract with you by giving written notice to you. You are still to pay us for goods or services already delivered under the contract in question.
36. In addition to those rights, if you default or become insolvent we reserve our rights as seller under the Sale of Goods Act of the relevant jurisdiction.
37. All contracts between us shall be deemed to be made, construed and to be enforceable in and according to the laws of the State of South Australia and by mutual consent to be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of South Australia.
38. You must observe the Privacy Act if it is applicable in respect of all personal information and indemnify us against all loss, cost, expense, damage or liability suffered if you breach this clause.