Terms of Trade

AECS Ltd – Terms of trade
Aug 18, 2020
AECS Ltd, and
+64 6 8749077

1.1 “Seller” means AECS Ltd, and any company which is directly or indirectly a subsidiary of AECS Ltd and any duly authorized agent or representative.

1.2 “Customer” means the person, authorized agent or legal entity described in the application, or stated on the invoice or order form, buying goods and/or services from AECS Ltd.

1.3 “goods” has the same meaning as section 2 of the Sale of Goods Act 1908 and is any goods provided by the seller to the customer.

1.4 “Services” shall mean all services supplied by the seller to the customer and includes any recommendations or advice.

1.5 “Price” shall mean the purchase price of the goods, services and any other costs.

2.1 Any Goods or services supplied to you shall be subject to these terms unless we agree in writing to change them. If you accept goods or services from us or deliver goods to us for servicing, those actions by you will be deemed to be acceptance of these Terms, notwithstanding anything that may be stated to the contrary in your enquiries or your order.

2.2 No agent or representative of the seller is permitted to make any such agreements, representations, conditions or warranties not expressly confirmed by the seller in writing.

3 – PRIVACY ACT 1993
3.1 The customer permits the seller to collect, use and retain any information concerning the customer, for the purpose of assessing the customer’s creditworthiness, to enforce any rights under these terms of trade, or the marketing of any goods and services provided by the seller to any other party. You understand that you have a right of access and may request correction of personal information held by us about you.

3.2 Information collected by the seller, will be used for the benefit of the seller only and will not be sold or passed on to third parties.

4.1 Once goods are ordered payment shall be made for goods according to the terms and conditions stated on the invoice whether or not the goods have been delivered and this contract cannot be cancelled except where allowed by law.

4.2 A deposit of a minimum of 10 % is required to guarantee the buyer’s purchase of the goods and services detailed in a quotation (unless stated differently on the quotation).

4.3 Payment for goods shall be made in full on the due date. The due date may vary from case to case depending on what agreement has been reached between the seller and customer. Payment due date is always BEFORE DELIVERY if no special agreement has been negotiated between the seller and customer.

4.4 Interest at the rate of 2.5% per month above the current overdraft rate, which we have with our principal registered bank or part thereof may be charged on any amount owing after the due date.

4.5 Any disbursements, expenses and legal costs incurred by the seller for default in payment shall be paid by the customer, including any debt collection agency fees, court costs, administration expenses or solicitor’s fees.

4.6 An administration fee of the greater amount of $25.00 or 10% of the amount overdue will be payable 30 days after due date and the seller reserves the right to terminate future supply.

4.7 Payment will be accepted by cash, cheque, electronic banking, Paypal and credit card or by any other method as agreed in writing by the seller.

4.8 Payment may be made by instalments only if agreed in writing by the seller.

5.1 Prices unless otherwise stated, do not include goods and services tax, other taxes, levies or tariffs, (overseas) freight, mileage or insurance charges, which if applicable, will be an extra charge to the customer.

5.2 Price will be specified on the invoice or quotation and will be the current price at the time. This price will be valid for a limited time due to fluctuating exchange rates.

5.3 The price, if applicable, shall not include any installation or delivery costs unless agreed in writing.

6.1 The goods remain at the seller’s risk until the delivery to the customer.

6.2 If the seller is delivering the goods or organises delivery of the goods to the customer, the seller will use reasonable endeavours to see that deliveries are made according to schedule, but shall not be responsible for delivery delays due to causes beyond their control and the customer agrees to accept the delivery as soon as the goods are able to be delivered.

6.3 Delivery of goods shall be deemed complete when the seller gives possession of the goods for delivery to the customer.

6.4 The seller shall be liable for damage to the goods or loss of the goods due to failure by the seller or its assigned transport agent to deliver the goods in good condition or at all.

7.1 Title in the goods passes to the customer when the customer has made payment in full for all goods supplied by the seller and when delivery of the goods is complete.

7.2 The customer gives necessary authority to the seller to enter any premises occupied by the customer, at any reasonable time, to remove any goods not paid for in full by the customer. The seller shall not be liable for damages, costs or expenses or any other losses suffered by the customer as a result of this action.

7.3 If the customer sells or uses any goods, the proceeds of sale or use (in whatever form) shall be the seller’s property and the customer must pay all such proceeds to the seller or otherwise deal with such proceeds as the seller direct irrespective of any terms of credit between the customer and the seller.

All goods delivered to or in the seller’s possession, for repair or servicing are subject to a lien for any sums owing by the customer to the seller, for repairs or servicing carried out on the goods. Where the seller retains a lien over any of the customer’s goods and the customer is more than three months overdue with any monies owing, the seller may, without further notice, sell the goods in such a manner and on such terms as the seller think fit, and may from sale proceeds repay the amounts owing to the seller for work done, and any expenses of sale.

9.1 AECS shall not be liable for any loss of profits, or any consequential indirect loss, or damage of any kind arising directly or indirectly from any breach of the seller’s obligation under these terms of trade or in tort.

9.2 Where AECS is liable to the customer, the maximum cost of any liability shall not exceed the value of the goods or services provided by the seller to the customer.

9.3 AECS shall not be liable for any building or resource consents required for the installation of any goods. The seller shall install the goods in compliance with the building code.

9.4 AECS does not accept any liability of damage (direct or indirect) done to vehicles and or property with any AECS tools, either as the result of (mis)use of the tool or tool defects.

9.5 AECS has the rights to update its terms of trade without notice. Updated terms of trade will void any earlier versions of its terms of trade.

10.1 Failure by the seller to enforce any of the terms & conditions contained in these terms of trade shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any of the rights the seller has in these terms of trade and is not liable for any indirect loss or expense to the customer.

11.1 The seller shall not be liable for failure or delay to perform its obligations if the delay or failure is beyond its control.

12.1 The guarantees contained in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 are excluded where the customer acquires goods or services from the seller for the purposes of a business.

12.2 If the customer on-sells the goods to a third party, the customer shall indemnify the seller for any losses incurred due to third party claims against the seller.

13.1 The customer shall be deemed to have accepted the goods unless the customer notifies the seller otherwise within 24 hours of delivery of the goods to the customer.

13.2 If the goods are not accepted according to clause 7.1 of these terms of trade the customer shall pay for the delivery of the returned goods to the seller.

13.3 The seller will not accept product returned for credit that is in any way damaged, or not of merchantable quality, or product that has been specially manufactured or procured for the customer.

13.4 The seller, should agree to accept returns be granted, shall be entitled to charge the customer a re-stocking fee of 10% of the sell price for product returned in good merchantable quality.

13.5 At the seller’s discretion defective goods will be replaced or refunded by the seller if the customer has notified the seller within 24 hours of delivery.

14.1 The customer agrees that the provisions herein constitute a Security Interest in Personal Property (as those terms are defined in the Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”) in respect of which the seller may register a financing statement on the Personal Property Securities Register.

14.2 The customer hereby waives its rights contained in sections 116, 119, 120(2), 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 131, and 132 of the PPSA.

15.1 The customer shall not assign all or any of its rights or obligations under these terms of trade without the written consent of the seller.

16.1 The seller may cancel these terms and conditions or cancel the delivery of goods and services at any time before the goods are delivered by giving written notice. The seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from such cancellation.

16.2 The customer may cancel delivery of goods at the seller’s sole discretion and will be liable for any costs incurred by the seller (e.g. restocking fee).

17.1 For goods not manufactured by the Seller the warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the goods. The seller shall be under no liability whatsoever except for the express conditions as detailed and stipulated in the manufacturer’s warranty.

17.2 Goods delivered by the seller have a maximum warranty period of 1 year after delivery of the goods.

17.3 Any fault in workmanship will lead to the customer notifying the seller within 24 hours.

17.4 In the case of second-hand goods, the seller provides no warranty to the customer as to the quality or suitability for any purpose of such goods.

18.1 If the customer is a company or trust, the director(s) or trustee(s) accepting these terms of trade, in consideration for the seller agreeing to supply goods and credit to the customer at their request, also accept these terms of trade in their personal capacity and jointly and severally personally undertake as principal debtors to the seller, the payment of any and all monies now or hereafter owed by the customer to the seller and indemnify the seller against non-payment by the customer.

Any personal liability of a signatory hereto shall not exclude the customer in any way whatsoever from the liabilities and obligations contained in these terms of trade. The director(s) or trustee(s), and the customer shall be jointly and severally liable under the terms and conditions of these terms of trade and for payment of all sums due hereunder.


19.1 The seller shall not be liable in respect of any claim which may be made against the seller for infringement of any letters, patent, registered design or copyright that may arise as a result of the seller supplying goods to the customer in accordance with these terms of trade, and the customer agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the seller from and against all or any such claims and against all loss, damage, costs and expenses incurred by or recovered against the seller in respect of any such claim.

19.2 Any drawings, specifications and technical data submitted or made available to the customer by the seller shall remain the property of the seller and the customer shall be liable to the seller for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by the seller as a result of any unauthorized use or disclosure by the customer of any such drawings, specifications and technical data.

20 – Loan and demo tools
AECS will supply to its customers at its discretion loan tools or demo tools (loan tools from here on). The use and return of loan tools are subject to the following terms.

20.1 No loan tool will be used for a task it was not designed for. The customer agrees to purchase the loan tool for its full new value when abuse has been detected.

20.2 AECS loan tools are not allowed to be used by anyone but the customer.

20.3 Damage to any part of an AECS loan tool, loss in part or in its entirety of the loan tool or missing parts will be reimbursed to AECS by the customer as charged by AECS.

20.4 The freight cost of the loan tool will be borne by the customer.

20.5 Loan tools returned later than agreed will be charged on a hire base (based on 10% per week of the tool’s new value).

20.6 Any defects found in the usability of the loan tool must be notified to AECS immediately in writing or email.

20.7 It is accepted by the customer that the loan tool could have minor differences to a similar purchased tool.

20.8 AECS does not accept any liability of damage done to customer’s vehicles and or property with AECS loan tools.

20.9 The AECS loan tool will be covered by the customer’s insurance when in transit and in the customer’s possession.

21.1 If anything in this agreement is unenforceable, illegal or void it is severed, and the rest of this agreement remains in force.

21.2 Any legal proceedings where arbitration is necessary will take place in the Hastings (NZ) district court.

21.3 The customer may not claim any counterclaim or set-off against any payments due by it to AECS.

21.4 Under no circumstances shall the liability of AECS exceed the price of the goods in the event of a breach of this contract.

21.5 AECS may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the customer’s consent.

21.6 Any advice given to the buyer by the seller or any representative of the seller is given with the best of intentions and care. The seller will not be held liable in any way for any incorrect advice or support given in writing, graphically or verbally.

21.7 AECS reserves the right to review and change these terms and conditions at any time and will notify the customer of this in writing at which time the changes will take effect.

21.8 AECS can only guarantee the inclusion of free technical support or training when this is offered in writing on the invoice or proforma invoice sent to the customer.


Classroom and workshop training seminars, technical support and information terms of trade.

1- Booking Terms
Please note that a course will run providing minimum numbers have been met. In the event that numbers are not met, you will be advised 3 working days prior to the date of the cancellation of the course and asked if you would like to transfer your booking to the next available date or require a refund.

2-Payment Terms
Payment for training is within 7 days of the tax invoice date. Late payment may incur a late payment charge of 5% plus interest. Interest is at the rate of 2.5% per month above the current overdraft rate, which we have with our principal registered bank or part thereof may be charged on any amount owing after the due date Any costs incurred in the collection of an overdue account are payable by the Client. Payments may be made by cheque or direct to the AECS Ltd bank account.

A course booking will be confirmed on receipt of a registration form, request of enrolment per E-mail, phone call, or in person. All relevant information regarding the seminar will be sent to you once the minimum number of enrolments has been received.

4- Cancellations/Rescheduling
4.1 AECS Ltd may cancel any scheduled course or amend course materials, venue or dates. In this event, AECS Ltd will make every effort to notify each person registered on the course as soon as practical after a decision to cancel or amend has been made.

4.2 Cancellation or rescheduling is required at least five working days prior to class. A “no show”, or cancellation less than five working days prior to class will be charged the full fee of the class.

4.3 AECS Ltd is not responsible for any travel, accommodation and other disbursements associated with a training course; they are the responsibility of the person registered on the course.

5- Other Details
5.1 AECS seminars are 1 or 2 full-day seminars starting at 9.00 AM and finishing at 5.00 PM or a variation thereof.

5.2 Lunch is usually not included in the cost of the seminars, but morning and afternoon tea will usually be provided.

5.3 At times free training is offered as part of the sale of equipment, this can only be honoured when the free training is given in writing to the customer on, for example, the invoice of the equipment sold.

5.4 Technical support is often given as part of the sale, however, any advice given to the customer by AECS or any representative of AECS is given with the best of intentions and care. AECS will not be held liable in any way for any incorrect advice given in writing, graphically or verbally.

5.5 AECS will not be forced to provide assistance with technical support cases, even if technical support was purchased as part of training or equipment. AECS will strive for accuracy and efficiency, but the nature of technical support is that it is not an exact science as it solely relies on the interaction between the customer and the AECS support technician.