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1. GENERAL

These terms and conditions are deemed to be incorporated into all contracts for the supply of Equipment to the Customer and supersede all terms and conditions previously issued by the Company. The Company is only prepared to hire Equipment upon these terms and conditions and no contract for the hire of Equipment shall exist between the Company and the Customer except upon these terms and conditions unless their exclusion or modifications is agreed to in writing by the Company. Any order placed by the Customer is deemed to be an order incorporating these terms and conditions notwithstanding any inconsistencies in the Customer’s order.

2. DELIVERY

Unless the Customer arranges the delivery and return of Equipment by the Company, the Customer shall be responsible for the collection and return of Equipment. Where at the Customer’s request, Equipment is delivered or collected by the Company, the Company shall have an absolute discretion as to the mode of delivery and the delivery and collection will be at the Customer’s risk and expense. Equipment must be collected from and returned to the Company’s premises.

3. HIRE CHARGES

(1) Hire charges for equipment are as set out on the quotation supplied. The Company reserves the right to alter its hire charges without notice. A minimum charge for invoiced services applies.

(2) Hire charges for Equipment are calculated from the time the Equipment leaves the Company’s premises until the end of the period of hire or when the Equipment is returned to the Company’s premises, whichever is the later. In the event that the Equipment is not returned by 9.00am on the working day following the last day of the hiring period, the Customer shall be liable for additional fees at the full daily rate in respect or each day or part thereof until the Equipment is returned.

(3) In addition to normal hire charges, the Company shall be entitled to charge an opening fee for services outside of normal business hours.

(4) The Customer will pay to or reimburse the Company (except where such payment or reimbursement is expressly prohibited by statute) all delivery costs, stamp duty and other government duties, taxes and expenses which the Company may be liable to pay from time to time in connection with the hire of the Equipment to the Customer.

4. PAYMENT

(1) Hiring fees must be paid prior to the hiring of Equipment or in the case of Account Customers within 30 days from the date of the Company’s invoice unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by the Company. Credit Accounts will only be opened where warranted by the Customer’s volume of business and where the Customer can establish its credit worthiness to the satisfaction of the Company. An approved Client Contact Details form is required prior to hiring, even on a COD basis. All first time rentals are on a COD basis, unless they are to be shipped. If equipment is to be shipped, first orders are to be pre-paid.

(2) Notwithstanding Clause 4. (1), the Company may at any time of any order, delivery or collection of Equipment demand payment in cash upon such order, delivery or collection.

(3) The Company reserves the right to charge interest on overdue accounts without prior notice to the Customer at the rate of 2% per month or at such other rate as may be fixed from time to time by the Company such interest to be computed from the date a payment becomes overdue until payment of such monies is received in full. A certificate signed by any Director, Manager or Secretary of the Company shall be deemed conclusive evidence of such rate of interest.

(4) The Company reserves the right to set a minimum invoice value from time to time at its discretion and reserves the right to refuse to hire Equipment to the Customer in the event that the Customer fails to comply with the Company’s terms of payment.

5-6. IMPLIED TERMS

All warranties and conditions expressed or implied by statute, common law, equity, trade, customer usage or otherwise howsoever are to the extent permitted by law expressly excluded from this contract. The Customer acknowledges that neither the Company or any person purporting to act on its behalf has made any representation or given any promise or undertaking which is not expressly set out in the contract whether as to the fitness of the Equipment for any particular purpose or any other matter. The Customer acknowledges that without relying upon the skill or judgement of the Company or any person purporting to act on its behalf, it has determined that Equipment conforming to the contract description will be fit for its purposes. The provisions of this Clause shall not apply insofar as their application is prevented by the Trade Practices Act 1974 or any other State or Territory laws.

7. COMPANY LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

(1) Save as expressly provided for in this contract the Company shall not be liable to the Customer or the Customer’s servants or agent for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss, injury or damages of any nature howsoever caused (whether based on tort contract or otherwise) including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of production, loss of sale opportunity or business reputation, direct or indirect labour costs and overhead expenses and damage to equipment or property or any other claim whatsoever arising directly or indirectly or in any way attributable to the performance of or failure to perform this contract whether resulting from the negligence of the Company, it’s servants, agents or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing all deterioration of and/or damage to filters, lens elements and bubbles of any description while in the Customers possession is the responsibility of the Customer. The provisions of this Clause shall not apply insofar as their applications is prevented by the Trade Practices Act 1974 or any other State or Territory laws

(2) The Customer agrees to indemnify and to keep indemnified the Company and the Company’s servants and agents against any claims actions, suits and demands brought by third parties arising out of the In these terms and conditions unless the context otherwise requires:

(3) Notwithstanding anything herein contained and subject to the qualifications contained in Section 68A of the Trade Practices Act 1974 and Section 110 of the Goods (Sales and Leases) Act (Vie) 1981 if the Customer is a “consumer” as defined in the Trade Practices Act or the transaction being performed under this contract is a “lease” as defined in the Goods (Sales and Leases) Act and the Equipment being supplied herein is other than of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal domestic or household use or consumption the liability of the Company for a breach of a condition or warranty implied by Division 2 Part V of the Trade Practices Act or Division 3 of the Goods (Sales and Leases) Act being a condition or warranty implied by Section 69 of the Trade Practices Act or Section 103 of the Goods (Sales and Leases) Act is limited at the Company’s option to the replacement of the Equipment or the supply of equivalent Equipment or the repair of the Equipment.

B. TERMS The Company will limit any claim for loss or damage to Equipment within or outside Australia as specifically agreed in writing, but such limitation EXCLUDES loss or damage to the equipment in the following circumstances:

C. CONDITIONS

8. PROPERTY. RISK AND INSURANCE

(1) The Equipment shall be at the Customer’s risk from the time the Equipment leave the Company’s premises until the time it is returned and accepted by the Company. Acceptance does not release the Customer from the responsibility for the loss or damage of hired Equipment.

(2) Unless otherwise agreed to by the Company in writing, the Customer is required to effect suitable insurance in respect of the Equipment and must provide documentary evidence of such insurance prior to the hiring of any Equipment by the Customer.

(3) VA Digital Hire Pty Ltd should be included and named as joint insured under all policies of insurance, particularly “negative” insurance effected by the customer.

(4) In the event the Equipment is lost or damaged (fair wear and tear is excepted) while at the risk of the Customer, the Customer shall be liable to compensate the Company for the full replacement cost or full cost of repairing the Equipment as the case may be.

(5) When Equipment is lost or damaged the Customer is responsible for hire charges up to the time the Equipment is repaired or replaced for a maximum of 13 weeks. Customers are to make sure adequate insurance cover is obtained to cover this contingency.

(6) The Customer and the employees or servants of the Customer are the only persons permitted to use the Equipment and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Customer shall no lend or rehire the Equipment to any other person.

9. CANCELLATION CHARGES

Except where otherwise agreed by the Company, cancellation of booked or reserved Equipment within forty-eight hours of the time specified for collection will incur a cancellation charge equal to 50% of the hiring fee from the period originally booked or reserved.

10. CUSTOMER LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

If, at the request of the Customer, the Company agrees in writing to limit any claim for loss or damage to the Equipment, the Customer hereby agrees and accepts the following charges, terms and conditions. The Customer acknowledges that the Company has not in any way represented itself to the Customer as a person carrying on the business of insurance.

B. TERMS The Company will limit any claim for loss or damage to Equipment within or outside Australia as specifically agreed in writing, but such limitation EXCLUDES loss or damage to the equipment in the following circumstances:

C. CONDITIONS

11. POWER OF ENTRY

(1) The Company may enter any premises where the Company reasonably believes the goods are located for the purpose of inspecting, testing or taking possession of the goods in accordance within this Agreement and the Customer hereby indemnifies the Company against any liability the Company may incur in the exercise of its rights under this clause.

(2) The customer undertakes to insert in any Agreement giving any other person the right to use or the use of the equipment a clause that permits the Company to enter that person’s premises for the purpose of inspecting or testing or taking possession of the goods in accordance with this Agreement.

12. TERMINATION BY COMPANY

(1) The Company may, not withstanding the specified period of hire and notwithstanding any waiver of some previous default, forthwith terminate this contract and repossess the Equipment in any of the following events:

(2) If such termination occurs the Customer will pay the Company all costs and charges incurred under this contract.

13. OTHER CONDITIONS

(1) The minimum hiring period for Equipment hire for use interstate is two (2) days.

(2) Equipment must not be used on any abnormal or hazardous assignment or taken from the ground other than on a regular schedule flight by a recognised airline other than with the prior written consent of the Company. The Customer is required to keep hired Equipment in safe custody and must ensure that it is used in a skilful and proper manner by persons having the appropriate qualifications and experience. The Customer must take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the equipment is not damaged or destroyed.

14. WAIVER

Failure of the Company to insist upon strict performance by the Customer of any terms or conditions contained herein shall not be taken to be a waiver thereof or of any right of the Company in relation thereto and in any event shall not be taken to be a waiver of the same terms and conditions on any subsequent occasion.

15. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISTICTION

These terms and conditions and the contract governed thereby shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws from time to time, of the State of New South Wales which is where the head office of the Company is located and any proceedings shall be brought and heard in Sydney.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS

1. Hire charges are levied on a daily or weekly basis. Unless other arrangements are made with the company, for the purposes of the calculation of hire rates, a day is deemed to commence and conclude at midnight. The weekly rate is equal in most cases to three times the daily rate but for some items is two or four times the daily rate. A week consists of any consecutive seven day period.

2. VA Digital Hire Pty Ltd should be included and named as joint insured under all policies of insurance, particularly “negative” insurances effected by the Customer. It is recommended that the Customer makes in ample time, its own checks of the completeness and correct functioning of Equipment including film testing of all camera and takes adequate reserves of all essential times.

3. Filters including diffusers, graduateds, fogs, neutral densities and pola-screens, electric bulbs etc, are subject to Clause 7 of the Terms and Conditions, only supplied on the understanding that all deterioration and/or damage while in the Customer’s possession is the responsibility of the Customer. Each such item is examined before despatch from the Company’s premises to ensure that it is in good condition and, subject to Clause 7 of the Terms and Conditions, if any deterioration subsequently occurs (including during transit by air or other means) the Customer will be charged with its replacement cost. Filters etc, as provided in standard sets cannot be supplied separately or in part sets.

4. All items are serviced at termination of each hire period but for extended hire, service and general maintenance may be arranged through our service department.

5. Customers using the Company’s testing/production areas are to be advised to insure all personnel and equipment used in those areas for the production as they would for a normal studio/location shoot.

6. Equipment damaged by salt water is, unless treated immediately, in most cases subject to re-occurrence of salt water residue. This makes certain electronic items and components unusable. Special mention of production shooting in the vicinity of salt water should be made to the Company when ordering Equipment and to your insurance company.

7. To avoid inconvenience to other hirers, any extension of hire must be arranged prior to termination of the original hire period. 8. Any shortage of, damage to or malfunctioning of Equipment should be reported to the Company immediately upon the return of the Equipment.

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