Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

This website (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Breathing & Medical NZ Ltd (the “Company”).

Through this Site, the Company makes available to the public information and services subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THE SITE. By viewing the pages of this Site, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions of Use and our Privacy Policy. 
  2. The Site includes information, facts, reports, advertising and opinions (collectively, "Information"). Such Information is provided for informational purposes only. Any views, analysis or opinions designated as those of the Company represent the views of the Company and do not necessarily represent the views of any of its employees, officers, or directors. The Information may change without notice. 
  3. The Information does not constitute medical advice. All medical information provided on the Site is of a general nature and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Users are directed to seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider regarding medical issues. The laws of most countries in which the Company does business require that the products sold by the Company be prescribed under the care and management of a physician or other qualified health care provider. 
  4. Disclaimer on Emergency Medical Conditions: Do not use this Website for medical emergency services. In an emergency, call your local emergency assistance number.

  5. Medical Disclaimers

    1. The Content available through this Website is for informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for the professional judgment of a health care professional in diagnosing and treating patients. Breathing & Medical provides general information about sleep, conducts sleep testing services, and sells and assists with products designed to treat sleep disordered breathing. The use of the Content obtained through this Website does not establish a physician-patient relationship. Your reliance on information and Content obtained by you at or through this Website is solely at your own risk. Neither we nor any providers of content to us assume any liability or responsibility for damage or injury (including death) to you, other persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea or instruction contained in the Content.
    2. The content is intended solely as a resource and informational tool. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have seen or read on this Website. We will not discuss or advise you on any issues relating to your medical treatment via this Website.
  6. The Site may contain links to other websites operated by parties that are not associated with the Company (“third parties”). These links have been provided solely for you to obtain further information about other relevant products and organisations. The Company has no control over the information on these sites or the products or services on them and therefore makes no representations regarding the accuracy or suitability of such information, services, or products. We recommend that you make your own enquiries in relation to third parties described or linked on the Site. Inclusion of a link to a third party website should not be seen as the Company’s endorsement of that party’s website. By linking to sites operated by third parties, the Company is not authorising the reproduction of any material on such websites; as such material may be the subject of intellectual property rights. 
  8. The Site, and all content included therein, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (“Site Content”), is owned by or licensed to the Company and is protected by international copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not reproduce, adapt, upload, link, frame, broadcast, distribute or in any way transmit Site Content without the written consent of the Company, other than to the extent necessary to view the material for your personal, non-commercial use or as permitted by law. 
  9. Some of the matters discussed on this website include forward-looking statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions or that include words such as "expects," "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", "estimates", and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can not guarantee future results or performance. The Company does not have a policy of updating or revising forward-looking statements, and thus it should not be assumed that our silence over time means that actual events are occurring as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. 
  10. Due to the nature of the Internet, the Company cannot guarantee or warrant that the functions on the Site will be uninterrupted or error free or that the Site or the server that makes it available is free of any virus or other harmful elements. You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing the Site (or any linked website) do not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof. We are not responsible for any injury or damage to any computer equipment resulting from use of the Site. 
  11. We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions of Use and our Privacy Policy at any time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon updating the Site. You are bound by such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current General Terms and Conditions of Use to which you are bound. Your continued use of the Site following such amendment will represent an agreement by you to be bound by the Terms and/or Policy as amended. 
  12. The Site and its use are governed exclusively by the laws of New Zealand without regard to any conflicts of law principles. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with the Company or its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, information providers or licensors, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in New Zealand. You further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of New Zealand in connection with any such dispute. 
  13. This Agreement, together with our Privacy Policy, and any notices posted on the Site, all of which are incorporated herein by this reference, contains the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Site. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unlawful, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect unless such deletion materially frustrates the parties’ intent, in which case this Agreement will terminate.

Further Terms

1.0 Definitions and Interpretation

1.1 Definitions

“Credit” means the sale on Goods on the basis of credit sales with payment as set out in these Terms of Trade.

“Goods” means medical supplies, and any other products supplied by the Seller to the Customer (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of services as hereinafter defined) and includes Goods described on any invoices, quotation or any other forms as provided by the Seller to the Customer.

“Price” means the price payable for the Goods as agreed between the Seller and the Customer in accordance with clause 3.0 of this contract.

1.2 Interpretation

In this Agreement unless a contrary intention appears:

A reference to a person includes any other entity or association recognised by law and the reverse.

Any reference to any of the parties includes that party's executors, administrators or permitted assigns, or if a company, it's successors or permitted assigns or both.

Any reference to more than one person binds and benefits those persons jointly and severally.

2.0 Acceptance

2.1     Any instructions received by the Seller from the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or the Customer’s acceptance of Goods supplied by the Seller shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.

2.2     Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions by the Customer the terms and conditions are binding and can only be amended with the written consent of the Seller.

3.0 Price and Payment

3.1     At the Seller’s sole discretion the Price shall be either:

(a)     as indicated on invoices provided by the Seller to the Customer in respect of Goods supplied; or

(b)     the Seller’s quoted Price (subject to clause 3.2) which shall be binding upon the Seller provided that the Customer shall accept the Seller’s quotationin writing within thirty (30) days.

3.2     The Seller reserves the right to change the Price in the event of a variation to the

Seller’s quotation. In any case, the Customer understands that in the nature of the medical supply business, that all pricing provided may be adjusted or aligned if in the opinion of the seller, an unsustainable price increase has been notified from the supply lines of the seller. Customer understands that Breathing and Medical distributes many different products from many different supply lines, and it is not possible to always pre-notify Customers

3.3     At the Seller’s sole discretion a deposit may be required.

3.4     Time for payment for the Goods shall be of the essence and will be stated on the invoice or any other forms. If no time is stated then payment shall be due onthe 20th of the month following the date of the invoice. Some items require payment before goods leave premises, and if this s required, you will be advised accordingly.

3.5     Payment shall be made by cash, cheque, bank cheque, direct credit, or by any other method agreed between the Customer and the Seller.

3.6     GST shall be added to the Price, unless purchased online.

3.7     The Seller will enter into no negotiations, discussions or common understandings with any customer or potential customer about the levels or suitability of its pricing in either, writing, telephone discussions, or inferences, in regard to what other respective customers, industry groups, buying groups may or may not pay This is confidential and privileged to each and every individual client.

4.0 Delivery of Goods

4.1     Delivery of the Goods shall take place at the Seller’s premises unless the Seller agrees to deliver Goods to the Customer’s nominated address.

4.2     If the Seller agrees to deliver Goods the costs of delivery shall be in addition to the

Price unless the Seller otherwise agrees in writing.

4.3     The Customer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods if the Seller delivers Goods and if the Customer is unable to take delivery the Seller shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery.

4.4     Delivery of the Goods to a third party nominated by the Customer is deemed to be delivery to the Customer.

4.5     If the Seller delivers Goods the delivery fee shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.

4.6     The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever due to failure by the Seller to deliver the Goods (or any of them) promptly or at all, where dueto circumstances beyond the control of the Seller.

5.0 Risk

5.1     Notwithstanding that the Seller retains ownership of the Goods until paid in full all risk for the Goods passes to the Customer on delivery.

5.2     If any Goods is damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Customer, the Seller is entitled to receive any insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by the Seller is sufficient evidence of the Seller’s rights to receive the insuranceproceeds without the need for any person dealing with the Seller to make further enquiries.

6.0 Title

6.1     The Seller and Customer agree that ownership of the Goods shall not pass until:

(a)     the Customer has paid the Seller all amounts owing for the Goods in accordance with this Agreement; and

(b)     the Customer has met all other obligations due by the Customer to the Seller in respect of all contracts between the Seller and the Customer.

6.2     Payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised.

6.3     It is further agreed that:

(a)     where practicable the Goods shall be kept separate and identifiable until the Seller shall have received payment and all other obligations of the customer are met; and

(b)     until such time as ownership of the Goods shall pass from the Seller to the Customer the Seller may give notice in writing to the Customer to return any Goods to the Seller (unless sold) and sale proceeds paid to clear monies owing by the Customer to the Seller. Upon such notice being given the rightsof the Customer to obtain ownership or any other interest in the Goods shall cease; and

(c)     the Customer is only a bailee of the Goods and until such time as the Seller has received payment in full for the Goods then the Customer shall hold any proceeds from the sale or disposal of the Goods on trust for the Seller; and

(d)     if the Customer fails to return the Goods to the Seller then the Seller or the Seller’s agent may enter upon and into land and premises owned, occupied or used by the Customer, or any premises where the Goods are situated as the invitee of the Customer and take possession of the Goods, and the Seller will not be liable for any reasonable loss or damage suffered as a result of any action by the Seller under this clause.

(e)     The Customer recognises that many products may not be returnable as the general nature of our products is medical products which may have regulatory obligations limiting the returnability of product.

(f)     If the Customer is not completely satisfied with goods or items supplied, the Customer may request a refund or replacement of goods. A full refund or replacement will be supplied at the sole discretion of the Seller. If the goods are surplus to Customers requirements, the Seller at its discretion may give a partial or full refund.

7.0 Personal Property Securities Act 1999 (“PPSA”)

7.1     Upon agreeing to these terms and conditions in writing the Customer acknowledges and agrees that:

(a)     these terms and conditions constitute a security agreement for the purposes of the PPSA; and

(b)     a security interest is taken in all Goods previously supplied by the Seller to the Customer (if any) and all Goods that will be supplied in the future by the Seller to the Customer.

7.2     The Customer undertakes to:

(a)     sign any further documents and/or provide any further information (such information to be complete, accurate and up-to-date in all respects) which the Seller may reasonably require to register financing statements or financing change statements on the Personal Property Securities Register;

(b)     immediately advise the Seller of any material change in its business practices of selling the Goods which would result in a change in the nature of proceeds derived from such sales.

7.3     The Seller and the Customer agree that nothing in sections 114(1)(a), 133 and 134 of the PPSA shall apply to these terms and conditions.

7.4     The Customer waives its rights as a debtor under sections 116, 120(2), 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 131 and 132 of the PPSA.

7.5     Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Seller, the Customer waives its right to receive a verification statement in accordance with section 148 of the PPSA.

7.6     The Customer irrevocably nominates constitutes and appoints the Seller or the Seller’s nominee as the Customer’s true and lawful attorney to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 7.0.

8.0 Customer’s Disclaimer

8.1     To the full extend permitted by law the Customer hereby disclaims any right to rescind, or cancel any contract with the Seller or to sue for damages or to claim restitution arising out of any inadvertent misrepresentation made to the Customer by the Seller and the Customer acknowledges that the Goods are bought relying solely upon the Customer’s skill and judgment.

9.0 Defects

9.1     The Customer shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within seven (7) days of delivery (time being of the essence) notify the Seller of any alleged defect which should be reasonably apparent, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Customer shall afford the Seller an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Customer believes the Goods is defective in any way. If the Customer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Goods shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Goods, which the Seller has agreed in writing that the Customer is entitled to reject, the Seller’s liability is limited to (at the Seller’s discretion) replacing the Goods, or discounting the Price of the Goods by an amount agreed to between the Customer and the Seller. Goods will not be accepted for return other than in accordance with this clause.

10.0 Warranty and Liability

10.1     To the extent permitted by law, no warranty is given by the Seller as to the quality or suitability of the Goods for any purpose and any implied warranty, is expressly excluded. Warranty terms are 2 years only. 

10.2     Warranty and Liability is expressly excluded where in the opinion of the Seller, the product or service that has been supplied has been used in part of in full beyond the scope and design of the intended use.

10.3     The Seller shall not be responsible for any direct or indirect loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Customer and if the Seller incurs any liability such liability shall be limited to damages which under no circumstances shall exceed the Price of the Goods in respect of which liability arises.

11.0 Consumer Guarantees Act 1993

11.1     The Customer acknowledges they are acquiring Goods for the purposes of a business and further acknowledges that the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 do not apply to the supply of Goods by the Seller to the Customer.

12.0 Default and consequences of Default

12.1     Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due daily until the date of payment at a rate of 1.5% per calendar month and such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate after as well as before any judgment.

12.2     If the Seller exercises its rights under clause 7.0 or the Customer defaults in respect of any obligations herein (including payment of any invoice when due)the Customer shall indemnify the Seller from and against all costs (including legal costs on a solicitor/client basis) and disbursements incurred by the Seller.

12.3     Without prejudice to any other remedies the Seller may have, if at any time the Customer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment), the Seller may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Customer and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. The Seller will not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers because the Seller has exercised its rights under this clause.

12.4     Without prejudice to the Seller’s other remedies at law the Seller shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Customer which remains unfulfilled and all amounts owing to the Seller shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable in the event that:

(a)     any money payable to the Seller becomes overdue, or in the Seller’s opinion the Customer will be unable to meet its payments as they fall due; or

(b)     the Customer becomes insolvent, 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

(c)     a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Customer or any asset of the Customer.

13.0 Cancellation

13.1     The Seller may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice to the Customer. On giving such notice the Seller shall repay to the Customer any sums paid in respect of the Price. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever arising from such cancellation.

13.2     In the event that the Customer cancels delivery of the Goods the Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Seller (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits) up to the time of cancellation.

14.0 Privacy Act 1993

14.1     The Customer and the Guarantor authorises the Seller to:

(a)     collect, retain and use any information about the Customer, for the purpose of assessing the Customer’s creditworthiness or marketing products and services to the Customer; and

(b)     disclose information about the Customer, whether collected by the Seller from the Customer directly or obtained by the Seller from any other source, to any other credit provider or any credit reporting agency for the purposes of providing or obtaining a credit reference, debt collection or notifying a default by the Customer.

14.2     Where the Customer and/or Guarantor are an individual the authorities under clause 14.1 are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993.

14.3     The Customer and/or Guarantor shall have the right to request the Seller for a copy of the information about the Customer and/or Guarantor retained by the Seller and the right to request the Seller to correct any incorrect information about the Customer and/or Guarantor held by the Seller.

15.0 General

15.1     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 and shall remain of full force and effect.

15.2     This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand.

15.3     The Seller shall have a right of set-off in respect of any monies due under this Agreement by the Customer in respect of any monies owed to the Customer by the Seller. The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against or deduct from the Price any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Customer by the Seller.

15.4     The Seller may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Customer’s consent.

15.5     Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.

15.6 The Customer shall give the Seller not less than fourteen (14) days prior written notice of any proposed change of ownership of the Customer (if a Company) or any change in the Customer’s name and/or any other change in the Customer’s details (including but not limited to, changes in the Customer’s address, facsimile number, or business practice).

15.7     The failure by the Seller to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be treated as a waiver of that provision, nor shall it affect the Seller’s right to subsequently enforce that provision.

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