“RJES” means J & R Samios Pty Ltd ATF the JR Electrical Trust T/A R Jay Electrical Services, its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of J & R Samios Pty Ltd ATF the JR Electrical Trust T/A R Jay Electrical Services.
“Client” means the person/s ordering the Works as specified in any invoice, document or order, and if there is more than one Client is a reference to each Client jointly and severally.
“Works” means all Works (including consultation, manufacturing and/or installation services) or Materials supplied by RJES to the Client at the Client’s request from time to time (where the context so permits the terms ‘Works’ or ‘Materials’ shall be interchangeable for the other).
“Documentation” means any documents, designs, drawings or other materials provided, utilised or created incidentally by RJES in the course of it conducting, or providing to the Client, any Works.
“Price” means the Price payable (plus any GST where applicable) for the Works as agreed between RJES and the Client in accordance with clause 5 below.
“GST” means Goods and Services Tax (GST) as defined within the “A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999” (Cth).
The Client is taken to have exclusively accepted and is immediately bound, jointly and severally, by these terms and conditions if the Client places an order for or accepts delivery of any Works.
These terms and conditions may only be amended with the consent of both parties in writing, and shall prevail to the extent of any inconsistency with any other document or agreement between the Client and RJES.
Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001
Electronic signatures shall be deemed to be accepted by either party providing that the parties have complied with Section 14 of the Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001 or any other applicable provisions of that Act or any Regulations referred to in that Act.
Change in Control
The Client shall give RJES not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Client and/or any other change in the Client’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Client’s name, address, contact phone or fax number/s, or business practice). The Client shall be liable for any loss incurred by RJES as a result of the Client’s failure to comply with this clause.
Price and Payment
At RJES’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:
as indicated on invoices provided by RJES to the Client in respect of Works performed or Materials supplied; or
RJES’s Price at the date of delivery of the Works according to RJES’s current pricelist; or
RJES’s quoted Price (subject to clause 5.2) which shall be binding upon RJES provided that the Client shall accept RJES’s quotation in writing within thirty (30) days.
RJES reserves the right to change the Price:
if a variation to the Materials which are to be supplied is requested; or
if a variation to the Works originally scheduled (including any applicable plans or specifications) is requested; or
where additional Works are required due to the discovery of hidden or unidentifiable difficulties (including, but not limited to, poor weather conditions, limitations to accessing the site, availability of machinery, safety considerations, prerequisite work by any third party not being completed, change of design, hidden pipes and wiring in walls etc) which are only discovered on commencement of the Works; or
in the event of increases to RJES in the cost of labour or materials which are beyond RJES’s control.
Variations will be charged for on the basis of RJES’s quotation, and will be detailed in writing, and shown as variations on RJES’s invoice. The Client shall be required to respond to any variation submitted by RJES within ten (10) working days. Failure to do so will entitle RJES to add the cost of the variation to the Price. Payment for all variations must be made in full at the time of their completion.
At RJES’s sole discretion a non-refundable deposit may be required.
Time for payment for the Works being of the essence, the Price will be payable by the Client on the date/s determined by RJES, which may be fourteen (14) days following the issue of the invoice.
Payment may be made by cash, cheque, bank cheque, electronic/on-line banking, credit card (a surcharge may apply per transaction), or by any other method as agreed to between the Client and RJES.
The Client shall not be entitled to set off against, or deduct from the Price, any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Client by RJES nor to withhold payment of any invoice because part of that invoice is in dispute.
Unless otherwise stated the Price does not include GST. In addition to the Price the Client must pay to RJES an amount equal to any GST RJES must pay for any supply by RJES under this or any other agreement for the sale of the Materials. The Client must pay GST, without deduction or set off of any other amounts, at the same time and on the same basis as the Client pays the Price. In addition, the Client must pay any other taxes and duties that may be applicable in addition to the Price except where they are expressly included in the Price.
Delivery of the Works
Subject to clause 6.2 it is RJES’s responsibility to ensure that the Works start as soon as it is reasonably possible.
The Works commencement date will be put back and/or the completion date extended by whatever time is reasonable in the event that RJES claims an extension of time (by giving the Client written notice) where completion is delayed by an event beyond RJES’s control, including but not limited to any failure by the Client to:
make a selection; or
have the site ready for the Works; or
notify RJES that the site is ready.
At RJES’s sole discretion the cost of delivery is either included in the Price or is in addition to the Price.
RJES may deliver the Works by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.
Any time specified by RJES for delivery of the Works is an estimate only and RJES will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Client as a result of delivery being late. However, both parties agree that they shall make every endeavour to enable the Works to be supplied at the time and place as was arranged between both parties. In the event that RJES is unable to supply the Works as agreed solely due to any action or inaction of the Client, then RJES shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for re-supplying the Works at a later time and date, and/or for storage of the Materials.
If RJES retains ownership of the Materials under clause 12 then:
where RJES is supplying Materials only, all risk for the Materials shall immediately pass to the Client on delivery and the Client must insure the Materials on or before delivery. Delivery of the Materials shall be deemed to have taken place immediately at the time that either;
(i) the Client or the Client’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Materials at RJES’s address; or
(ii) the Materials are delivered by RJES or RJES’s nominated carrier to the Client’s nominated delivery address (even if the Client is not present at the address).
where RJES is to both supply and install Materials then RJES shall maintain a contract works insurance policy until the Works are completed. Upon completion of the Works all risk for the Works shall immediately pass to the Client.
Notwithstanding the provisions of clause 7.1 if the Client specifically requests RJES to leave Materials outside RJES’s premises for collection or to deliver the Materials to an unattended location then such materials shall always be left at sole risk of the Client and it shall be the Client’s responsibility to ensure the Materials are insured adequately or at all. In the event that such Materials are lost, damaged or destroyed then replacement of the Materials shall be at the Client’s expense.
Where the Materials are to be installed on a tiled roof RJES gives no guarantee (expressed or implied) against crazing, cracking, chipping or scratching that may occur that is beyond RJES’s control due to the nature of the product at the time of installation of the Materials. RJES will repair any damage to the tiles to a reasonable standard therefore RJES recommends that the Client allows for extra tiles for such breakages. RJES will not be held accountable for obtaining replacement tiles.
All work will be tested to ensure that it is electrically safe and is in accordance with the wiring rules and other standards applying to the electrical installation under the Electrical Safety Regulations. All of the cabling work will comply with the Australian Wiring standards.
The Client warrants that any structures to which the Materials are to be affixed are able to withstand the installation of the Materials and that any electrical connections (including, but not limited to, meter boxes, main switches, circuit breakers, and electrical cable) are of suitable capacity to handle the Materials once installed. If, for any reason (including the discovery of asbestos, defective or unsafe wiring, or dangerous access to roofing), RJES reasonably forms the opinion that the Client’s premises is not safe for the installation of Materials to proceed then RJES shall be entitled to delay installation of the Materials (in accordance with the provisions of clause 6.2 above) until RJES is satisfied that it is safe for the installation to proceed.
Where the Client has supplied Materials for RJES to complete the Works, the Client acknowledges that he accepts responsibility for the suitability of purpose, quality and any faults inherent in the Materials. RJES shall not be responsible for any defects in the Materials, any loss or damage to the Materials (or any part thereof), howsoever arising from the use of Materials supplied by the Client.
The Client acknowledges that RJES is only responsible for parts that are replaced by RJES, and in the event that other parts/Materials, subsequently fail, the Client agrees to indemnify RJES against any loss or damage to the Materials, or caused by the Materials, or any part thereof howsoever arising.
Prior to RJES commencing any work the Client must advise RJES of the precise location of all underground Works on the site and clearly mark the same. Whilst RJES will take all care to avoid damage to any underground Works the Client agrees to indemnify RJES in respect of all and any liability claims, loss, damage, costs and fines as a result of damage to Works not precisely located and notified.
The Client acknowledges that:
all descriptive specifications, illustrations, drawings, data, dimensions and weights stated in RJES’s fact sheets, price lists or advertising material, are approximate only and are given by way of identification only. The Client shall not be entitled to rely on such information, and any use of such does not constitute a sale by description, and does not form part of the contract, unless expressly stated as such in writing by RJES;
while RJES may have provided information or figures to the Client regarding the performance of the Materials, the Client acknowledges that RJES has given these in good faith, and are estimates based on Clean Energy Council (CEC) prescribed estimates. The energy generation may be less than estimates due to factors out of RJES’s control (including, but not limited to, hours of sunlight, cloud cover, weather patterns, the location (geographical or otherwise) of the Materials and the location of surrounding structures and flora;
some buildings may not have the optimum orientation for the installation of the Materials or components, and therefore understands and accepts that the Materials performance may be compromised in such situations.
The Client shall be responsible for ensuring that the Materials ordered are suitable for their intended use.
RJES reserves the right to substitute comparable Materials (or components of the Materials), and in all such cases RJES will notify the Client in advance of any such substitution.
The Client acknowledges that some buildings may not have the optimum orientation for the installation of the Materials or components and therefore understands and accepts that the Materials performance may be compromised in such situations. Notwithstanding the former RJES will use its best endeavours to install and position the Materials to maximise orientation and exposure to direct sunlight.
Accuracy of Client’s Plans and Measurements
RJES shall be entitled to rely on the accuracy of any plans, specifications and other information provided by the Client. The Client acknowledges and agrees that in the event that any of this information provided by the Client is inaccurate, RJES accepts no responsibility for any loss, damages, or costs however resulting from these inaccurate plans, specifications or other information.
In the event the Client gives information relating to measurements and quantities of the Materials required to complete the Works, it is the Client’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of the measurements and quantities, before the Client or RJES places an order based on these measurements and quantities. RJES accepts no responsibility for any loss, damages, or costs however resulting from the Client’s failure to comply with this clause.
The Client shall ensure that RJES has clear and free access to the work site at all times to enable them to undertake the Works. RJES shall not be liable for any loss or damage to the site (including, without limitation, damage to pathways, driveways and concreted or paved or grassed areas) unless due to the negligence of RJES.
Compliance with Laws
The Client and RJES shall comply with the provisions of all statutes, regulations and bylaws of government, local and other public authorities that may be applicable to the Works.
The Client shall obtain (at the expense of the Client) all licenses and approvals that may be required for the Works.
The Client agrees that the site will comply with any occupational health and safety laws relating to building/construction sites and any other relevant safety standards or legislation
RJES and the Client agree that ownership of the Materials shall not pass until:
the Client has paid RJES all amounts owing to RJES; and
the Client has met all of its other obligations to RJES.
Receipt by RJES of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised.
It is further agreed that until ownership of the Materials passes to the Client in accordance with clause 12.1:
the Client is only a bailee of the Materials and unless the Materials have become fixtures must return the Materials to RJES on request.
the Client holds the benefit of the Client’s insurance of the Materials on trust for RJES and must pay to RJES the proceeds of any insurance in the event of the Materials being lost, damaged or destroyed.
the production of these terms and conditions by RJES shall be sufficient evidence of RJES’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds direct from the insurer without the need for any person dealing with RJES to make further enquiries.
the Client must not sell, dispose, or otherwise part with possession of the Materials other than in the ordinary course of business and for market value. If the Client sells, disposes or parts with possession of the Materials then the Client must hold the proceeds of any such act on trust for RJES and must pay or deliver the proceeds to RJES on demand.
the Client should not convert or process the Materials or intermix them with other goods but if the Client does so then the Client holds the resulting product on trust for the benefit of RJES and must sell, dispose of or return the resulting product to RJES as it so directs.
unless the Materials have become fixtures the Client irrevocably authorises RJES to enter any premises where RJES believes the Materials are kept and recover possession of the Materials.
RJES may recover possession of any Materials in transit whether or not delivery has occurred.
the Client shall not charge or grant an encumbrance over the Materials nor grant nor otherwise give away any interest in the Materials while they remain the property of RJES.
RJES may commence proceedings to recover the Price of the Materials sold notwithstanding that ownership of the Materials has not passed to the Client.
Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (“PPSA”)
In this clause financing statement, financing change statement, security agreement, and security interest has the meaning given to it by the PPSA.
Upon assenting to these terms and conditions in writing the Client acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA and creates a security interest in all Materials and/or collateral (account) – being a monetary obligation of the Client to RJES for Works – that have previously been supplied and that will be supplied in the future by RJES to the Client.
The Client undertakes to:
promptly sign any further documents and/or provide any further information (such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects) which RJES may reasonably require to:
(i) register a financing statement or financing change statement in relation to a security interest on the Personal Property Securities Register;
(ii) register any other document required to be registered by the PPSA; or
(iii) correct a defect in a statement referred to in clause 13.3(a)(i) or 13.3(a)(ii);
indemnify, and upon demand reimburse, RJES for all expenses incurred in registering a financing statement or financing change statement on the Personal Property Securities Register established by the PPSA or releasing any Materials charged thereby;
not register a financing change statement in respect of a security interest without the prior written consent of RJES;
not register, or permit to be registered, a financing statement or a financing change statement in relation to the Materials and/or collateral (account) in favour of a third party without the prior written consent of RJES;
immediately advise RJES of any material change in its business practices of selling the Materials which would result in a change in the nature of proceeds derived from such sales.
RJES and the Client agree that sections 96, 115 and 125 of the PPSA do not apply to the security agreement created by these terms and conditions.
The Client hereby waives its rights to receive notices under sections 95, 118, 121(4), 130, 132(3)(d) and 132(4) of the PPSA.
The Client waives its rights as a grantor and/or a debtor under sections 142 and 143 of the PPSA.
Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by RJES, the Client waives its right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 157 of the PPSA.
The Client shall unconditionally ratify any actions taken by RJES under clauses 13.3 to 13.5.
Subject to any express provisions to the contrary (including those contained in this clause 13) nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any of the provisions of the PPSA.
Security and Charge
In consideration of RJES agreeing to supply the Materials, the Client charges all of its rights, title and interest (whether joint or several) in any land, realty or other assets capable of being charged, owned by the Client either now or in the future, to secure the performance by the Client of its obligations under these terms and conditions (including, but not limited to, the payment of any money).
The Client indemnifies RJES from and against all RJES’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis incurred in exercising RJES’s rights under this clause.
The Client irrevocably appoints RJES and each director of RJES as the Client’s true and lawful attorney/s to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 14 including, but not limited to, signing any document on the Client’s behalf.
Defects, Warranties and Returns, Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)
The Client must inspect all Materials on delivery (or the Works on completion) and must within seven (7) days of delivery notify RJES in writing of any evident defect/damage, shortage in quantity, or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Client must notify any other alleged defect in the Materials/Works as soon as reasonably possible after any such defect becomes evident. Upon such notification the Client must allow RJES to inspect the Materials or to review the Works provided.
Under applicable State, Territory and Commonwealth Law (including, without limitation the CCA), certain statutory implied guarantees and warranties (including, without limitation the statutory guarantees under the CCA) may be implied into these terms and conditions (Non-Excluded Guarantees).
RJES acknowledges that nothing in these terms and conditions purports to modify or exclude the Non-Excluded Guarantees.
Except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions or in respect of the Non-Excluded Guarantees, RJES makes no warranties or other representations under these terms and conditions including but not limited to the quality or suitability of the Materials/Works. RJES’s liability in respect of these warranties is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
If the Client is a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, RJES’s liability is limited to the extent permitted by section 64A of Schedule 2.
If RJES is required to replace any Materials under this clause or the CCA, but is unable to do so, RJES may refund any money the Client has paid for the Materials.
If RJES is required to rectify, re-supply, or pay the cost of re-supplying the Works under this clause or the CCA, but is unable to do so, then RJES may refund any money the Client has paid for the Works but only to the extent that such refund shall take into account the value of Works and Materials which have been provided to the Client which were not defective.
If the Client is not a consumer within the meaning of the CCA, RJES’s liability for any defect or damage in the Materials is:
limited to the value of any express warranty or warranty card provided to the Client by RJES at RJES’s sole discretion;
limited to any warranty to which RJES is entitled, if RJES did not manufacture the Materials;
otherwise negated absolutely.
Subject to this clause 15, returns will only be accepted provided that:
the Client has complied with the provisions of clause 15.1; and
RJES has agreed that the Materials are defective; and
the Materials are returned within a reasonable time at the Client’s cost (if that cost is not significant); and
the Materials are returned in as close a condition to that in which they were delivered as is possible.
Notwithstanding clauses 15.1 to 15.9 but subject to the CCA, RJES shall not be liable for any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise as a result of:
the Client failing to properly maintain or store any Materials;
the Client using the Materials for any purpose other than that for which they were designed;
the Client continuing to use any Materials after any defect became apparent or should have become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user;
interference with the Works by the Client or any third party without RJES’s prior approval;
the Client failing to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by RJES;
fair wear and tear, any accident, or act of God.
Notwithstanding anything contained in this clause if RJES is required by a law to accept a return then RJES will only accept a return on the conditions imposed by that law.
Where RJES has designed, drawn or developed Documentation for the Client (including but not limited to, reports, specifications, bills of quantity, schedules, calculations and other documents), then the copyright in those designs, drawings and Documentation shall remain the property of RJES.
RJES shall retain ownership of the copyright to all Documentation produced by RJES during the course of the Works. The Client shall only have a licence to use such Documentation for the purpose of the individual brief supplied, and the Proposal accepted, by the Client and is not entitled to any additional use without RJES’s express approval in writing.
If the Client is in breach of any obligation under these terms and conditions (including those relating to payment), RJES may revoke the licence referred to in clause 16.2.
Unless expressly agreed by RJES, no third party may rely upon any Documentation provided under this agreement for any other project, and the Client indemnifies RJES from an unlicensed use of, or reliance on, said Documentation for that purpose.
The Client warrants that all designs, specifications or instructions given to RJES will not cause RJES to infringe any patent, registered design or trademark in the execution of the Client’s order and the Client agrees to indemnify RJES against any action taken by a third party against RJES in respect of any such infringement.
The Client agrees that RJES may (at no cost) use for the purposes of marketing or entry into any competition, any Documentation which RJES has created for the Client.
Default and Consequences of Default
Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue daily from the date when payment becomes due, until the date of payment, at a rate of two and a half percent (2.5%) per calendar month (and at RJES’s sole discretion such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate) after as well as before any judgment.
If the Client owes RJES any money the Client shall indemnify RJES from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by RJES in recovering the debt (including but not limited to internal administration fees, legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis, RJES’s contract default fee, and bank dishonour fees).
Further to any other rights or remedies RJES may have under this contract, if a Client has made payment to RJES, and the transaction is subsequently reversed, the Client shall be liable for the amount of the reversed transaction, in addition to any further costs incurred by RJES under this clause 17 where it can be proven that such reversal is found to be illegal, fraudulent or in contravention to the Client’s obligations under this agreement.
Without prejudice to RJES’s other remedies at law RJES shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Client which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to RJES shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable if:
any money payable to RJES becomes overdue, or in RJES’s opinion the Client will be unable to make a payment when it falls due;
the Client has exceeded any applicable credit limit provided by RJES;
the Client becomes insolvent or bankrupt, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Client or any asset of the Client.
Without prejudice to any other remedies RJES may have, if at any time the Client is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment) under these terms and conditions RJES may suspend or terminate the supply of Works to the Client. RJES will not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage the Client suffers because RJES has exercised its rights under this clause.
RJES may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Works at any time before the Works are commenced by giving written notice to the Client. On giving such notice RJES shall repay to the Client any sums paid in respect of the Price, less any amounts owing by the Client to RJES for Works already performed. RJES shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from such cancellation.
In the event that the Client cancels the delivery of Works the Client shall be liable for any and all loss incurred (whether direct or indirect) by RJES as a direct result of the cancellation (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits).
Cancellation of orders for products made to the Client’s specifications, or for non-stocklist items, will definitely not be accepted once production has commenced, or an order has been placed.
If a dispute arises between the parties to this contract, then either party shall send to the other party a notice of dispute in writing adequately identifying and providing details of the dispute. Within fourteen (14) days after service of a notice of dispute, the parties shall confer at least once, to attempt to resolve the dispute. At any such conference each party shall be represented by a person having authority to agree to a resolution of the dispute. In the event that the dispute cannot be so resolved either party may by further notice in writing delivered by hand or sent by certified mail to the other party refer such dispute to arbitration. Any arbitration shall be:
referred to a single arbitrator to be nominated by the President of the Institute of Arbitrators Australia; and
conducted in accordance with the Institute of Arbitrators Australia Rules for the Conduct of Commercial Arbitration.
Privacy Act 1988
The Client agrees for RJES to obtain from a credit reporting body (CRB) a credit report containing personal credit information (e.g. name, address, D.O.B, occupation, previous credit applications, credit history) about the Client in relation to credit provided by RJES.
The Client agrees that RJES may exchange information about the Client with those credit providers and with related body corporates for the following purposes:
to assess an application by the Client; and/or
to notify other credit providers of a default by the Client; and/or
to exchange information with other credit providers as to the status of this credit account, where the Client is in default with other credit providers; and/or
to assess the creditworthiness of the Client including the Client’s repayment history in the preceding two (2) years.
The Client consents to RJES being given a consumer credit report to collect overdue payment on commercial credit.
The Client agrees that personal credit information provided may be used and retained by RJES for the following purposes (and for other agreed purposes or required by):
the provision of Works; and/or
analysing, verifying and/or checking the Client’s credit, payment and/or status in relation to the provision of Works; and/or
processing of any payment instructions, direct debit facilities and/or credit facilities requested by the Client; and/or
enabling the collection of amounts outstanding in relation to the Works.
RJES may give information about the Client to a CRB for the following purposes:
to obtain a consumer credit report;
allow the CRB to create or maintain a credit information file about the Client including credit history.
The information given to the CRB may include:
personal information as outlined in 20.1 above;
name of the credit provider and that RJES is a current credit provider to the Client;
whether the credit provider is a licensee;
type of consumer credit;
details concerning the Client’s application for credit or commercial credit (e.g. date of commencement/termination of the credit account and the amount requested);
advice of consumer credit defaults, overdue accounts, loan repayments or outstanding monies which are overdue by more than sixty (60) days and for which written notice for request of payment has been made and debt recovery action commenced or alternatively that the Client no longer has any overdue accounts and RJES has been paid or otherwise discharged and all details surrounding that discharge (e.g. dates of payments);
information that, in the opinion of RJES, the Client has committed a serious credit infringement;
advice that the amount of the Client’s overdue payment is equal to or more than one hundred and fifty dollars ($150).
The Client shall have the right to request (by e-mail) from RJES:
a copy of the information about the Client retained by RJES and the right to request that RJES correct any incorrect information; and
that RJES does not disclose any personal information about the Client for the purpose of direct marketing.
RJES will destroy personal information upon the Client’s request (by e-mail) or if it is no longer required unless it is required in order to fulfil the obligations of this agreement or is required to be maintained and/or stored in accordance with the law.
The Client can make a privacy complaint by contacting RJES via e-mail. RJES will respond to that complaint within seven (7) days of receipt and will take all reasonable steps to make a decision as to the complaint within thirty (30) days of receipt of the complaint. In the event that the Client is not satisfied with the resolution provided, the Client can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au.
Service of Notices
Any written notice given under this contract shall be deemed to have been given and received:
by handing the notice to the other party, in person;
by leaving it at the address of the other party as stated in this contract;
by sending it by registered post to the address of the other party as stated in this contract;
if sent by facsimile transmission to the fax number of the other party as stated in this contract (if any), on receipt of confirmation of the transmission;
if sent by email to the other party’s last known email address.
Any notice that is posted shall be deemed to have been served, unless the contrary is shown, at the time when by the ordinary course of post, the notice would have been delivered.
Other Applicable Legislation
At RJES’s sole discretion, if there are any disputes or claims for unpaid Materials and/or Works then the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payments Act 1999 (New South Wales) or the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Queensland), may apply.
Nothing in this agreement is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any applicable provisions of the any of the Acts listed in clause 22.1 (each as applicable), except to the extent permitted by the Act where applicable.
The failure by either party to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect that party’s right to subsequently enforce that provision. If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of Queensland, the state in which RJES has its principal place of business, and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in Brisbane Courts in that state.
Subject to clause 15 RJES shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Client for any indirect and/or consequential loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Client arising out of a breach by RJES of these terms and conditions (alternatively RJES’s liability shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Works).
Neither party shall assign or sub-contract all or any part of their rights and obligations under this agreement without the written consent of the other party.
The Client agrees that RJES may amend these terms and conditions by notifying the Client in writing. These changes shall be deemed to take effect from the date on which the Client accepts such changes, or otherwise at such time as the Client makes a further request for RJES to provide Works to the Client.
Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.
Both parties warrant that they have the power to enter into this agreement and have obtained all necessary authorisations to allow them to do so, they are not insolvent and that this agreement creates binding and valid legal obligations on them.