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1. General
1.1 Unless otherwise specifically and expressly agreed in writing by GLORY BENEFIY(HK) LIMITED (GLORY BENEFIY(HK) LIMITED hereinafter called “GBI”), all services provided by GLORY BENEFIY(HK) LIMITED are governed by the following general conditions of service, which prevail any purchase terms and conditions.
1.2 Services carried out by GBI, on behalf of an entity or individual from whom the instructions to act have originated ( hereinafter called the “Principal”) will be carried out by using techniques and processes that permit an independent, impartial and objective approach. The end result of the Service will consist in a certificate or document (hereinafter called the “Report”) communicating the collection of information GBI has been requested to supply and will be delivered as a fax, a written document or an online report.
1.3 No other party than the Principal shall be entitled to give instructions to GBI, particularly on the scope of inspection or delivery of Report, unless so authorized by the Principal.
2. Provision of services
2.1 GBI in the capacity of an independent third party, supplies information in the form of ascertainment or recommendations for the special purpose of contributing to the prevention of the risks to which the beneficiaries of its services are exposed, and of helping them assure the quality of their products. GBI’s services (hereinafter called the “Services”) consist of work performed by GBI, including but not limited to :
-factory audit
-pre-production inspections and quality control
-during production inspections.
-pre-shipment inspections and quality control ;
-container loading inspections ;
3. GBI’s obligations and undertakings
3.1 GBI expressly reserves the right to act at its own discretion in accepting or declining a request for service, and cannot be compelled to accept or be held liable for declining a request for services or for products :
-Falling out of its scope of activity or specialization ;
-Presenting geographical accessibility problems, such as services to be rendered or products to be found in restricted or highly remote areas ;
-Requiring TSI to obtain special permissions to operate such as governmental permissions.
3.2 GBI undertakes to supply the Services it has accepted to carry out in a professional and timely manner, in accordance with proper professional practice and in compliance with :
-The Principal’s special instructions when ordering the Service and as confirmed by GBI – the terms of reference should be duly signed by the Principal and GBI -, and in the absence of such instructions:
-Any relevant professional standard, trade custom, usage or practice ;
-Such methods as GBI shall consider appropriate on technical, operational and/or financial grounds.
3.3 GBI shall exercise due care and skill in the selection and assignment of its personnel.
4. Principal’s obligations and undertakings
4.1 To take all reasonable steps to assure GBI has access to the site and materials on which Service will be based ;
4.2 To provide GBI with all information and samples, as well as the documents necessary to complete requested Service, in a timely manner (and in any event not later than 48 hours prior to the desired intervention), except for generally available documents such as codes and standards, either directly or through suppliers or agents of the Principal ;
4.3 To insure that adequate instructions and notice are given to GBI in due time to facilitate proper performance for the Service requested ;
4.4 To advise GBI of the date on which the Services are to commence, or to be resumed, and also of essential dates affecting the item(s) for which Services are being rendered ;
4.5 Generally to render all reasonable assistance to GBI in providing necessary instructions, information, documents, safety and security information in connection with the working conditions, required equipment and access (as the case may be).
4.6 Documents reflecting engagements between the Principal and third parties or third parties’ documents - if received by GBI - are considered to be for information only and do not extend or restrict the scope of the services or obligations accepted by TSI.
5. Invoicing, fees and payment
Please mark your T/T reference and write your GBInspection invoice NO in the subject of email .normal clients need to pay for inspection fee or audit fee at least 3days before inspections . for prospective clients with a confirmed usage of 20 inspections per month or more ,we may sign an agreement for monthly statement
5.1 In the case where the Principal terminates an order for a GBInspection service at last 24 hours of the scheduled date of commencement service will be charged at full price
5.2 In the event that GBI is being prevented from performing or completing in full requested Services, for any reason beyond its control, such as but not limited to, wrong information given by Principal or Factory (e.g. goods not ready for Inspection despite information given by Factory,...), the Principal agrees to :
5.2.1 Reimburse any expenditure, and out of pocket expenses made or incurred in relation to this Service ;
5.2.2 Pay proportion of fees due for Services actually rendered and to release GBI from all responsibility for partial or non-performance of the Services.
5.3. In the event when the Inspection must be cancelled on the projected Inspection day, because of wrong information given by Principal or Factory (e.g. goods not ready for Inspection despite information given by Factory,...), the man-day will be considered spent, and GBInspection will charge full fee to Principal as a 'missed Inspection' fee. GBInspection advises its Principal to then re-charge this cost to their factory when the factory is proved to be mistaken.
6. Liability and indemnification
6.1 Limitation of liability
6.1.1 GBI is neither an insurer nor a guarantor and disclaims such capacity. Clients seeking a guarantee against loss or damage should obtain appropriate insurance.
6.1.2 Subject to the Principal’s instructions as accepted by GBI (as specified in the terms of reference), GBI will issue the Report relating to the facts as recorded by it within the limits of the instructions received and on the basis of the documents and information provided by the Principal (refer to 4 above), but GBI is under no obligation to report upon any facts or circumstances which are outside the specific scope of its assignment.
6.1.3 GBI advice is given only in relation to documents and information provided by the Principal, and TSI cannot be held liable if it has received incomplete or erroneous information.
6.1.4 In the event of false information being given to GBI by a third party, TSI accepts no liability.
6.1.5 GBI undertakes to use its best efforts and to exercise due care and skill in the performance of its Services, and accepts liability only in case of negligence proven by the Principal.
6.2 Indemnification
6.2.1 In the event of GBI being held liable in respect of any claim for loss, damage or expense of whatsoever nature and however arising, its liability to the Principal shall in no circumstances exceed the total aggregate sum of fees paid for the specific Services for which a claim is made.
6.2.2 In addition, in case of the Service of pre-shipment inspections :
-Where less than 100% of the production is complete, our responsibility will only extend to those items completed at the time of inspection ;
-The Report does not evidence shipment.
6.2.3 The Principal shall guarantee and indemnify GBI and its servants, agents or subcontractors against all claims made by third parties for loss, damage or expense of whatsoever nature arising, relating to the performance or non-performance of any service, to the extent that the total sum of such claims exceed the limitation of liability mentioned in Article 6.2.1.
6.3 In the event of any claim, notice must be given to GBI headquarters (GBInspection Limited located at Rooms 807,8/F,LINGQIAO MANSION, 31 YAOHANGSTREET, NINGBO.CHINA Tel. (0086) 0574-27891016 - Fax. (0086) 0574-27891017 ) within seven days following discovery of the facts, or three months from the completion of the TSI Service.
7. Termination of services
GBI shall be entitled to automatically either terminate and/or suspend provision of services in the event that :
7.1 The Principal commits any material breach of its obligations under these terms and conditions and/or the terms of reference and (if such breach shall be capable of remedy) fails to make good such breach within ten (10) days of receipt of notice served by the Non-Defaulting Party (GBI) requiring it so to do. Material breaches include, without limitation any willful and deliberate breach by the Principal of its obligations this agreement ;
7.2 The principal is insolvent or unable to pay its debts, in suspension of payments, or convenes a meeting of or compounds with its creditors or has a receiving order made against it or (other than for the purposes of bona fide amalgamation or reconstruction) has an order made or a resolution passed for its winding up or for the appointment of an administrator to manage its affairs, business and property or has a receiver or administrative receiver appointed over any of its assets or undertaking or if GBI takes or suffers any similar or analogous action in consequence of debt.
8. Miscellaneous
8.1 The Report will reflect findings of the Service at the time and place of Service. This Report does not discharge sellers and suppliers from their legal and/or commercial obligations towards the principle.
9. Applicable and Governing law, Jurisdiction and settlement of dispute
9.1 Unless otherwise provided, these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Chinese Law.
9.2 All disputes or differences of any kind whatsoever between the parties in connection with or arising out of the services shall be submitted to the non exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ningbo ,CHINA.
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