Terms & Conditions
These Terms & Conditions set out all the terms of agreement other than price between you as buyer and us as seller (Katie Jones Gallery), in relation to the sale and purchase of the item or items identified in the invoice, which we refer to below as 'the work'. We confirm that we either own the work or are authorised to sell it on behalf of the owner.
If you wish to rely on any variation of, or addition to these terms and conditions, you must ensure that the variation or addition has been agreed in writing.
Anti-Money Laundering Policy
We are required to comply fully with the UK's Anti-money laundering laws, and as such we are required by to get satisfactory evidence of the identity of our clients and/or any third parties involved in the transaction. Any information we ask for in relation to this - such as a photo ID or photocopy of a passport must be provided to us. If this information is not provided to us, then the sale cannot go ahead, and the invoice will be cancelled.
For an individual person, we will require a current form of photographic identification such as current passport to driving licence and a document that provides a satisfactory proof of address such a bank statement or utility bill which is no more that three months old.
For companies or partnerships we will ask for additional information.
We will need to retain copies of these documents for a period of up to five years, to comply with UK Law.
Statements about the work
All statements by us as to the authenticity, attribution, description, date, age, provenance, title or condition of the work constitute our judgement and opinion only (save that this shall not operate so as to exclude any liability on our part for misrepresentation) and are not warranted by us. We do not accept any liability as a result of any changes in expert opinion which may take place subsequent to the sale. While we will on request explain the condition of the work at the time of the sale and provide any information about condition for which you may reasonably ask, we will not be responsible for any subsequent deterioration of the work, however occasioned, after the sale. You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to any statements made by us as to the matters set out in the above paragraphs.
Payment of Purchase Price
You must pay us the full price for the work, together with delivery costs, any VAT and any amounts payable to us (inc. other taxes). This excludes any deposit or advance that you may already have paid, by bank transfer or such other methods as we agree within 30 days after the date of the invoice. If payment is not made, we will cancel the invoice.
Commissions payable to us to Third Parties
If you have authorised, or appear to us to have authorised, a third party to negotiate the purchase of the work on your behalf, we may pay that third party a commission, based on the value of the work. Details will be provided on request.
Collection of the work and passing of risks
From the time and date agreed for collection of the work from our London address - or delivery/shipping to your address, you will be responsible for the work and the risk of damage to it or loss of it will pass to you. If any transit costs apply, these will be charged to you, and you will be responsible for insuring the work during transit.
Passing of Ownership
You will only become the owner of the work when the purchase price is paid in full. If you have possession of the work before full payment has been made, you must: keep possession of it and insure it for not less than the purchase price, and not sell it or hand it over to any other person or dispose of any interest in it; in the case of a work consisting of more than one item, keep those items together; keep any identifying marks showing that we own the work clearly displayed, store the work on your premises and at no cost to us, separately from other property, at our request, and after we have given you reasonable notice, allow us or a third party acting on our behalf to have access to the work in order to inspect it; and preserve the work in the same state as it was on delivery and in particular, not restore, repair, clean or reframe it.
If the work is to be exported from the United Kingdom, whether to other countries within the European Union or outside the European Union, we will normally make appropriate arrangements for export and shipment and may make a reasonable additional charge for doing so. If, contrary to our normal practice, we allow you to make arrangements for export of the work, you must comply with all requirements of HM Customs and Excise, the export licensing authorities and any other relevant official bodies and: provide us with all the relevant documents showing proof of export without delay and in any event within 7 days from the date of shipment; and reimburse to us any sum claimed if HM Customs and Excise or any other official body makes any claim against us for value-added tax or any other expense or penalties resulting from your failure to comply with the relevant requirements for export and import. In any event you will be responsible for paying any taxes including but not limited to import tax, duty, merchandise, sales or user tax that have to be paid in the country of destination whether on shipment or on import or at any other time. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the sale of the work is not dependent on either us or you obtaining an export licence.
Terms for Trade Buyers
Where you do not purchase the work as a consumer, if you fail to pay the full purchase price of the work or to comply with the obligations set out above, or otherwise do or fail to do anything which may in any way imperil our ownership of the work or before you make full payment of the purchase price to us, proceedings occur in the UK or elsewhere involving your solvency (including but not limited to the presentation of a bankruptcy petition or winding-up petition; or the convening of a meeting to wind you up voluntarily; or an application for an interim order for a voluntary arrangement, or for the appointment of an administrator; or the appointment of an administrative or other receiver), then we shall have the right to repossess the work and/or avoid the sale, with or without notice to you, and at our option, we may require you either to return the work to our premises in London at your cost or tell us where the work is kept and allow us to enter the premises where the work is kept and take the work away (it being understood that where the work consists of more than one item, this right of repossession will extend to all those items).
Limitations of our Liability
Any claim against us must be brought within a period of 6 years from the date of the invoice for the work or, if we have been guilty of any fraud or deliberately concealed a relevant fact in relation to the work, within 6 years after you have discovered this, or could have discovered it if you were reasonably diligent. We shall not accept any claim after these periods.
Any notice to be given to us or that we must give to you in connection with the sale of the work must be in writing and must be sent by post, or delivered by hand, to our London address or to your last known address as the case may be.
Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions are to be construed and take effect in accordance with English law. If you are purchasing the work as a consumer, the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute. If you are not purchasing the work as a consumer, the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute.
If any part of these terms is found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable by any Court or other competent authority, it will not affect the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid and enforceable.
If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 20 7289 1855.
This document was last updated on the 8th June 2021.