TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALES & SERVICESSynapptic Ltd (Trading as 'Bridge Digital')
Belmont Business Park
Tel: 0191 909 7 909
1. APPLICATION OF TERMS
1.1 These conditions form the whole of the contract between Bridge Digital and the Customer to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any which Customers purport to apply under any purchase order, confirmation of order, specification or other document).
1.2 These conditions apply to all Bridge Digital's sales. Some parts of this Agreement apply to all of our Customers. However other parts are specific to Consumers only or to Business Users only.
1.3 These definitions are intended for use in interpreting this contract;
Business User: legal entity or person who buys or agrees to buy Products &/or Services from Bridge Digital other than for private use
Consumer: an individual over the age of 18 years, who buys or agrees to buy Products &/or Services from Bridge Digital for private use;
Customer: Consumers & Business Users collectively
Bridge Digital (a trading name of Synapptic Ltd): the company identified in Customer's Order Confirmation and/or invoice;
Indemnify: promise to be responsible for another's loss, damage, liability or penalty including promise to compensate for any loss, damage, liability or penalty which occurs;
Order: request by Customer to purchase Product or Services from Bridge Digital;
Order Confirmation: written acceptance by Bridge Digital of Customer's Order;
Price: the total charge for Products &/or Services payable by Customer to Bridge Digital;
Products: an individual good (including Software) as described in any current document published by Bridge Digital physically &/or on its internet site, or in any Order Confirmation & which Customer buys or agrees to buy from Bridge Digital but excluding items added to Bridge Digital hardware by Customers
Services: service & support carried out by or for Bridge Digital in accordance with the Service and support offered by Bridge Digital as described in any current document published by Bridge Digital physically &/or on its internet site, or in any Order Confirmation;
Software: computer operating systems, middleware, firmware, applications or other software that is manufactured or owned by, or licensed by, Bridge Digital;
Documentation: explanatory written materials and any other possible documentation related to the software;
Third Party Products: products not manufactured, assembled or authored by Bridge Digital that Bridge Digital sells;
Third Party Software: computer operating systems, middleware, firmware, applications or other software from a third party editor or licensor.
2.1 The quantity and description of the Products shall be as set out in Bridge Digital's quotation or acknowledgement of order.
2.2 All samples, drawings, descriptive matter, specifications and advertising issued by Bridge Digital and any descriptions or illustrations contained in Bridge Digital's catalogues or brochures are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Products described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract and this is not a sale by sample.
3. QUOTATIONS/ORDERS AND CHANGES
3.1 Bridge Digital quotations are valid only if in writing & for 28 days after the quotation date, unless otherwise stated in the quotation.
3.2 All Orders for Products &/or Services shall be regarded as an offer by the Customer to purchase Products &/or Services under the terms of this Agreement.
3.3 Bridge Digital accepts the Customer's offer to purchase under this Agreement & makes a binding Agreement by issuing an Order Confirmation. Order confirmation is binding except, in the case of Consumers only, where there is a discrepancy between order confirmation and what consumer ordered and where discrepancy is unacceptable to the consumer. It is recommended that Customers review the Order Confirmation & notify Bridge Digital within a reasonable period of time (no more than 48 hours after delivery) of any discrepancies that are noticed.
3.4 Bridge Digital reserves the right to increase its prices whilst supplying non standard products/services to its Customers and will not allow cancellation of orders for non standard Products after processing of Orders.
4. PRICE AND PAYMENT
4.1 The Price that Customers have to pay will be shown on Bridge Digital's Order Confirmation and invoices. Price lists published by Bridge Digital and shown on Bridge Digital's website are subject to alteration at any time.
4.2 The price for the Products shall be as stated on Bridge Digital's Order Confirmation and invoices exclusive of any value added tax and all costs or charges in relation to packaging, loading, unloading, carriage and insurance, all of which amounts Customers shall pay in addition when Customers are due to pay for the Products.
4.3 If prior to delivery Bridge Digital discovers an error in price notification or if the price changes as a result of circumstances beyond Bridge Digital's control such as labour costs or materials costs or change in duty then Bridge Digital shall be entitled to invoice the Customer at the changed price.
4.4 Time for payment shall be of the essence.
4.5 No payment shall be deemed to have been received until Bridge Digital has received cleared funds.
4.6 All payments payable to Bridge Digital under the Contract shall become due immediately on its termination despite any other provision.
4.7 Customers shall make all payments due under the Contract in full without any deduction whether by way of set-off, counterclaim, discount, abatement or otherwise unless Customers have a valid court order requiring an amount equal to such deduction to be paid by Bridge Digital to Customers.
4.8 If Customers fail to pay Bridge Digital any sum due pursuant to the Contract, Customers shall be liable to pay interest to Bridge Digital on such sum from the due date for payment at the annual rate of 4% above the base lending rate from time to time of Barclays Bank Plc, accruing on a daily basis until payment is made, whether before or after any judgment. Bridge Digital reserves the right to claim interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 as amended.
4.9 Bridge Digital accepts the following credit/debit cards: Visa Credit, Mastercard Credit, Visa Debit, UK Maestro, Solo Debit, Electron. Alternatively, customers can pay by bank transfer / Internet banking. Customers may supply confidential details and make payment by phone, fax, regular mail or over the internet but must use discretion as no guarantee of security is provided by Bridge Digital. Customer's details are not stored or displayed in clear text on any website and Bridge Digital does not store personal information.
4.10 Payment shall be made before supply of Product or Service. Bridge Digital may suspend delivery of Product or Service until full payment is received. If Bridge Digital has delivered Product &/or Services & the Product &/or Services remain neither paid for nor made available for collection when reasonably demanded then Bridge Digital may recover the outstanding payment &/or Product & the recovery costs are to be paid by the Consumer.
4.11 If agreed in advance in writing, Business Users may pay within 30 days of the date of invoice. If Bridge Digital must recover the outstanding payment &/or Product, recovery costs are to be paid by the Business User.
5.1 Delivery of the Products shall take place at the delivery address stated in the Order Confirmation.
5.2 Customers shall take delivery of the Products within 7 days of Bridge Digital giving Customers notice that the Products are ready for delivery.
5.3 Any dates specified by Bridge Digital for delivery of the Products are intended to be an estimate and time for delivery shall not be made of the essence by notice. If no dates are so specified, delivery shall be within a reasonable time.
5.4 Subject to the other provisions of these conditions Bridge Digital shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and similar loss), costs, damages, charges or expenses caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the delivery of the Products (even if caused by Bridge Digital's negligence), nor shall any delay entitle Business Users to terminate or rescind the Contract unless such delay exceeds 180 days.
5.5 If for any reason Customers fail to accept delivery of any of the Products when they are ready for delivery, or Bridge Digital is unable to deliver the Products on time because Customers have not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licences or authorisations:
(a) risk in the Products shall pass to Customers (including for loss or damage caused by Bridge Digital's negligence);
(b) the Products shall be deemed to have been delivered; and
(c) Bridge Digital may store the Products until delivery, whereupon Customers shall be liable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance).
5.6 Customers shall provide at the Delivery Point and at Customer's expense adequate and appropriate equipment and manual labour for loading the Products.
5.7 Bridge Digital may deliver the Products by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions of the Contract.
5.8 Each instalment shall be a separate Contract and no cancellation or termination of any one Contract relating to an instalment shall entitle Customers to repudiate or cancel any other Contract or instalment.
6.1 The quantity of any consignment of Products as recorded by Bridge Digital upon despatch from Bridge Digital's place of business shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by Customers on delivery unless Customers can provide conclusive evidence proving the contrary.
6.2 Bridge Digital shall not be liable for any non-delivery of Products (even if caused by Bridge Digital's negligence) unless Customers gives notice to Bridge Digital of the non-delivery within 24 hours of the date when the Products would in the ordinary course of events have been received.
6.3 Any liability of Bridge Digital for non-delivery of the Products shall be limited to replacing the Products within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note at the pro rata Contract rate against any invoice raised for such Products.
7. ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCTS ON DELIVERY, "COOLING OFF" & RIGHTS OF RETURN AND CANCELLATION
7.1 Customers should notify Bridge Digital promptly and within 48 hours following delivery of any missing, incorrectly delivered, incorrect specification or otherwise not as ordered Products or Products which are either in damaged packaging or are visibly damaged; following discovery of any non-visible damage or defect in Product supplied.
7.2 Where Product can be returned to Bridge Digital by the Customer, under the terms of this Agreement, a Customer must supply clear details of identity and address when returning any items. In addition, all items should be made available for collection at a time which is mutually convenient insofar as possible. Customers should act reasonably in complying with a request by Bridge Digital to collect Product at a particular time. Customers also need to ensure that goods are adequately packaged to protect from potential damage whilst in transit, and obtaining proof of collection from the courier will remain the responsibility of the Customer. Couriers are not insured for the carriage of Product except at the customer's arrangement with the courier. Bridge Digital is not liable for acts or omissions of the courier.
7.3 Certain items cannot be cancelled once they have been delivered such as:
- Consumable items i.e. batteries, printer cartridges, toner and media etc
- Third Party Software
- Hardware Accessories
- Earpieces ie mobile and hands free earpieces once opened
- Film or audio recorded on to DVD or CD or Tape that is protected by copyright
- Books or manuals that are protected by copyright
- Software once opened
7.4 Consumers may cancel their Orders for any reason until, but no later than:
7.4.1 the end of the 7th "working day" (not including weekends & public holidays) after the date of delivery of the Product &/or of the Service; or
7.4.2 the end of the 7th working day after the date when all such information required by law is supplied.
7.4.3 On cancellation of Software or Software Updates for Bridge Digital products, a refund will be given if:
- A valid de-activation code, to prove that the Software has been deactivated from the machine on which it was activated, has been by received Bridge Digital;
- The computer or hard drive is sent to Bridge Digital to have the software removed, or for Bridge Digital to confirm that it has been removed;
- Otherwise no refund can be made on cancellation of the Software.
7.6 On cancellation of Products Consumer is obliged to return the Products to Bridge Digital in their original condition, undamaged & at the cost of Consumer. Consumer shall take reasonable care to ensure that the Products are not damaged whilst in transit using means arranged by Consumer. Whilst in possession of the Products, a Consumer shall be under a duty to take reasonable care of them. Bridge Digital shall take action against Consumers for Products returned which have been made unfit for resale or damaged whilst in the possession of Consumer.
7.7 The provisions of Clauses 7.3 & 7.5 do not apply to Product or Software that is damaged or defective on delivery.
7.8 On cancellation of the Order Bridge Digital will refund the price paid, less any postage costs and/or less the direct cost of recovering the Products (when applicable), within a period of 30 days from date of cancellation.
7.9 Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Business Users may not cancel but only reject Product for material non-conformity with the Product Description by providing written notice to Bridge Digital within 48 hours after delivery or otherwise shall be deemed to have accepted the Products.
8.1 The Products are at Customer's risk from the time of delivery.
8.2 Ownership of the Products shall not pass to Customers until Bridge Digital has received in full (in cash or cleared funds) all sums due to it in respect of the Products and all other sums which are or which become due to Bridge Digital from Customers on any account.
8.3 Until ownership of the Products has passed to Customers, Customers shall:
(a) hold the Products on a fiduciary basis as Bridge Digital's bailee;
(b) store the Products (at no cost to Bridge Digital) separately from all other Products of Customer's or any third party in such a way that they remain readily identifiable as Bridge Digital's property;
(c) not destroy, deface or obscure any identifying mark or packaging on or relating to the Products; and
(d) maintain the Products in satisfactory condition and keep them insured on Bridge Digital's behalf for their full price against all risks to the reasonable satisfaction of Bridge Digital. On request Customers shall produce the policy of insurance to Bridge Digital.
8.4 Customers may resell the Products before ownership has passed to it solely on the following conditions:
(a) any sale shall be effected in the ordinary course of Customer's business at full market value; and
(b) any such sale shall be a sale of Bridge Digital's property on Customer's own behalf and Customers shall deal as principal when making such a sale.
8.5 A Customer's right to possession of the Products shall terminate immediately if:
(a) Customers have a bankruptcy order made against them or make an arrangement or composition with creditors, or otherwise take the benefit of any statutory provision for the time being in force for the relief of insolvent debtors, or (being a body corporate) Customers convene a meeting of creditors (whether formal or informal), or enter into liquidation (whether voluntary or compulsory) except a solvent voluntary liquidation for the purpose only of reconstruction or amalgamation, or have a receiver and/or manager, administrator or administrative receiver appointed of Customer's undertaking or any part thereof, or documents are filed with the court for the appointment of an administrator or notice of intention to appoint an administrator is given by Customers or Customer's directors or by a qualifying floating charge holder (as defined in paragraph 14 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986), or a resolution is passed or a petition presented to any court for winding-up or for the granting of an administration order in respect of Customers, or any proceedings are commenced relating to the insolvency or possible insolvency of Customers; or
(b) Customers suffer or allow any execution, whether legal or equitable, to be levied on Customer's property or obtained against Customers, or fail to observe or perform any of Customer's obligations under the Contract or any other contract between Bridge Digital and Customers, or are unable to pay Customer's debts within the meaning of section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986 or Customers cease to trade; or
(c) Customers encumber or in any way change any of the Products.
8.6 Bridge Digital shall be entitled to recover payment for the Products notwithstanding that ownership of any of the Products has not passed from Bridge Digital.
8.7 Customers grant Bridge Digital, its agents and employees an irrevocable licence at any time to enter any premises where the Products are or may be stored in order to inspect them, or, where Customer's right to possession has terminated, to recover them.
8.8 Where Bridge Digital is unable to determine whether any Products are the Products in respect of which Customer's right to possession has terminated, Customers shall be deemed to have sold all Products of the kind sold by Bridge Digital to Customers in the order in which they were invoiced to Customers.
8.9 On termination of the Contract, howsoever caused, Bridge Digital's (but not Customer's) rights contained in this condition 8 shall remain in effect
8.10 On termination of the Contract, howsoever caused, Customer's rights contained in section 11 (Software License) shall remain in effect
9. STATUTORY RIGHTS, WARRANTIES, REPAIRS, REPLACEMENTS & PROVISION OF SERVICES
9.1 All products are of satisfactory quality, fit for their purpose, correspond to description and will retain functionality for a period of 30 days from the delivery date unless specifically stated at time of purchase.
Bridge Digital will fulfill its legal obligations to repair &/or replace Products. These obligations are dependent upon proper use of Products & do not cover any parts of Products which have been modified or repaired without Bridge Digital's prior written consent. Customers must allow Bridge Digital's technical staff reasonable access to Products for the purpose of diagnosing problems and carrying out repairs. Such access may include remote support. If access is denied, then Bridge Digital has no liability under any warranty in respect of computer/phone hardware.
9.2 Bridge Digital's obligations do not apply to the consumable components of consumable items (such as toner in printer cartridges) or if a defect is caused by an external cause such as fair wear & tear, software or hardware loaded onto or connected to Product by Customer where this software or hardware has not been supplied by Bridge Digital, an accident, hazard, humidity control, electrical stress or other environmental conditions not commonly found in a safe home or office environment.
9.3 Bridge Digital does not provide Service for Third Party manufactured Software or Products but will pass to Customers, to the extent that it is permitted to do so, the benefit of any warranty or guarantee given by the manufacturer or supplier of Third Party Products.
9.4 Service may be provided via telephone (at the normal national rate) or Internet where appropriate. Telephone calls may be recorded for training purposes. Customers must provide Bridge Digital with all reasonable courtesy, information & cooperation to enable Bridge Digital to deliver the Services & shall be responsible for all telephone & postal charges in contacting Bridge Digital.
9.5 Bridge Digital makes repairs as required at law by using components which are new or equivalent to new in accordance with industry standards and practice. Products will be repaired using parts which will work for at least 90 days after the date upon which they were installed.
9.6 Bridge Digital owns any Product or parts that are removed during repair. Bridge Digital may require Customer to return removed parts to Bridge Digital for reconditioning, analysis or for environmental reasons.
9.7 If Customer does not return removed parts Bridge Digital then may charge a fee of which Customer will be informed prior to charge. The fee will reflect the cost incurred by Bridge Digital in retrieving the part(s), &/or the cost of procuring another component to recondition &/or arising from failure to comply with environmental obligations as a result of the Customer's failure to return the Product or part.
9.8 The charge referred to in 9.7 above will not apply to Consumers returning defective parts which have been replaced in accordance with statutory rights.
9.9 Before a Bridge Digital engineer begins any work, the Customer must ensure that they have backed up any records, information, files, operating software, data, or anything else on their computer or phone which could be affected. It is the Customer's responsibility to ensure that if anything is deleted from or corrupted within their computer/phone as a direct or indirect result of Bridge Digital providing the service, they have copies to replace them. Bridge Digital only undertakes work under this agreement on this basis. If data on the Customer's computer/phone is affected as a direct result of Bridge Digital providing the service, Bridge Digital will attempt to restore this information to their computer/phone. Bridge Digital does not accept any other responsibility or liability for anything damaged, corrupted or lost from the Customer's computer system which has not been backed up correctly
9.10 Products sold will be suitable for general use in a domestic, non commercial, non research environment in a manner which is consistent with the specification, functionality & service standards described in the Product's Description. Fitness for use in any other manner or environment must be explicitly and clearly agreed (preferably in writing) with Bridge Digital prior to purchase.
9.11 Bridge Digital will repair, or in the event that repair does not occur, replace Product which is defective within a reasonable period & with reasonable care & skill. This may only be varied to the extent reasonably agreed with the Consumer.
9.12 Business Users must satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the description for their needs. Bridge Digital does not warrant fitness for any particular purpose. Fitness for use in any particular manner or environment must be agreed in writing with Bridge Digital prior to purchase.
9.13 Business Users are not automatically entitled to repair or replacement other than as agreed by Bridge Digital. Bridge Digital shall have no liability or obligation for defects in Products or failure to remedy defects except as expressly provided under this Agreement.
9.14 Except as expressly provided herein, no warranty, express or implied as to the condition, quality, performance, merchantability, or durability of the Products is given or assumed by Bridge Digital & all such warranties are hereby excluded.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1 Nothing in these conditions excludes or limits the liability of Bridge Digital:
(a) for death or personal injury caused by Bridge Digital's negligence; or
(b) under section 2(3), Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
(c) for any matter which it would be illegal for Bridge Digital to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability; or
(d) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
10.2 If liability is established contrary to the intent of these conditions then, Bridge Digital's total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to the Contract price; and Bridge Digital shall not be liable to Customers for any pure economic loss, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise, in each case whether direct, indirect or consequential, or any claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the Contract.
10.3 Bridge Digital shall not be liable for any data, Internet, roaming data, voice or similar charges incurred by Customer from any Products or Services supplied by Bridge Digital.
11. SOFTWARE LICENSE
Bridge Digital grants to Customer a nonexclusive and nontransferable license (the 'License') to use the Software and the Documentation for which Customer has paid the required fees. This applies to software-only purchases and software pre-installed on a hardware unit.
11.1 Customer's license to use the Software shall be limited to, and Customer shall not use the Software in excess of, a single purchased hardware unit or that number of concurrent users, sessions, IP addresses, port(s), seat(s), server(s) or site(s), as set forth in the applicable Purchase Order which has been accepted by Bridge Digital Ltd and for which Customer has paid to Bridge Digital Ltd the required license fee. NOTE: For evaluation or beta copies for which Bridge Digital Ltd does not charge a license fee, the above requirement to pay license fees does not apply.
11.2 The Bridge Digital Software and Documentation is purchased as a license agreement and not a transfer of title, and Bridge Digital retains ownership of all copies of the Software and Documentation. Customer acknowledges that the Software and Documentation contain trade secrets of Bridge Digital, its suppliers or licensors.
Accordingly, except as otherwise expressly provided under this License, Customer shall have no right, and Customer specifically agrees not to:
(i) transfer, assign or sublicense its license rights to any other person or entity, and Customer acknowledges that any attempted transfer, assignment, sublicense or use shall be void;
(ii) reverse engineer or decompile, decrypt, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to human-readable form, or permit third parties to do the same;
(iii) disclose, provide, or otherwise make available trade secrets contained within the Software and Documentation in any form to any third party without the prior written consent of Bridge Digital. Customer shall implement reasonable security measures to protect such trade secrets.
(iv) make any copies or duplicates of any Software without the prior written permission of Bridge Digital.
In case Customer uses an evaluation license or beta copy of the Software, Customer specifically agrees not to:
(i) use or permit the Software to be used to perform services for third parties, whether on a service bureau or time sharing basis;
(ii) use or permit the Software to be used for commercial or profit-oriented purposes;
11.3 The license granted shall remain effective until terminated. Customer may terminate this license at any time by destroying all copies of Software and all devices running the Software, and any Documentation. Customer's rights under this License will terminate immediately without notice from Bridge Digital Ltd if Customer fails to comply with any provision of this License. Upon termination, Customer shall destroy all copies of Software and all devices running the Software, and Documentation in its possession or control. All confidentiality obligations of Customer and all limitations of liability and disclaimers and restrictions of warranty shall survive termination of this License.
12.1 Each right or remedy of Bridge Digital under the Contract is without prejudice to any other right or remedy of Bridge Digital whether under the Contract or not.
12.2 If any provision of the Contract is found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable it shall to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness be deemed severable and the remaining provisions of the Contract and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect.
12.3 Failure or delay by Bridge Digital in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the Contract shall not be construed as a waiver of any of Customersr rights under the Contract.
12.4 Any waiver by Bridge Digital of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the Contract by Customers shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other terms of the Contract.
12.5 The parties to the Contract do not intend that any term of the Contract shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.
12.6 The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects of the Contract shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
13. DATA PROTECTION
14.1 Each party must treat all information received from the other which appears to be confidential as it would treat its own confidential information generally, but at least, with no less than a reasonable degree of care.
14.2 Information received from a Customer may be used to inform the Customer of improvements to products and services and for marketing activities of the Seller. If you do not want to receive news or special offers then please email us at: sales@BridgeDigital.net.
In the unlikely event that you have a complaint about any aspect of dealing with us please telephone us as soon as possible on 0845 576 0 576. We hope that we can deal with your problem in just a few moments on the telephone, however, if your complaint is more complex and is submitted in writing, we promise to acknowledge all written complaints within 5 working days of receipt; and advise you of how long we feel it will take to resolve the complaint; and keep you informed throughout the process.
16. CONTACTING US
If you wish to contact us you can do so by emailing us via the contact form on this website or you can call us on 0845 576 0 576. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm (GMT) and calls are charged at the standard National Call Rate. Callers from outside the UK will be charged at their standard International Call rate.
Our address for any written correspondence is:
Belmont Business Park
Visitors by appointment only please.