Strauss & co - 8 June 2019 (Wine)

3.8 Withdrawal fees  3.8.1   A seller may only withdraw a lot from being offered for sale by written notification to Strauss & Co which is received by Strauss & Co at least twenty four hours prior to the commencement of the auction at which the lot is to be offered for sale.  3.8.2   Upon receipt of proper notification of withdrawal as en- visaged above, Strauss & Co reserves the right to charge the full seller’s commission and buyer’s premium to the seller as a withdrawal fee, both calculated on the latest middle estimate of the selling price of the property withdrawn, together withVAT and all expenses incurred in relation to the property.The withdrawal fee (together withVAT and all such expenses) must be received into Strauss & Co’s designated bank account in full in cleared funds before the lot will be withdrawn.  3.8.3   If a lot is withdrawn, the seller shall arrange for the collection and removal of the lot at the seller’s expense within three days after date of the withdrawal, provided the seller has paid the recoverable expenses and applicable withdrawal fee to Strauss & Co. 3.9 Photography and illustration Strauss & Co shall have the full and absolute right to illustrate, photograph or otherwise reproduce images of any lot submit- ted by the seller for sale, whether or not in conjunction with the sale, and to use such photographs and illustrations at any time and in their sole and absolute discretion.The copyright of all photographs taken and illustrations made of any lot by Strauss & Co shall be the sole and absolute property of Strauss & Co and Strauss & Co undertakes to abide by all copyright applicable to any and all lots submitted for sale. 3.10 Unsold lots 3.10.1   Strauss & Co are authorised to retain any objects not sold on auction for a period of seven days after the auction and may proceed to sell any such unsold lot during this period, be it by way of private treaty or otherwise subject to the provisions of clause 3.1. 3.10.2   Where any lot remains unsold, Strauss & Co shall notify the seller accordingly and the seller shall collect the lot at the seller’s expense within seven days after despatch by Strauss & Co of a notice to the effect that the lot has not been sold. 3.10.3   In these circumstances, the seller must make arrange- ments either to re-offer the lot for sale or to collect and pay all recoverable expenses and other amounts for which the seller is liable. 3.10.4   Should the seller fail to collect the lot within seven days of notification, the seller shall in addition be responsi- ble for all removal, storage and insurance expenses. 3.10.5   Should the seller fail to collect the lot within six months of date of the notification referred to above, Strauss & Co shall be authorised to sell the lot by private treaty or public auction, on such terms and conditions as they think fit, without reserve and to deduct from the hammer price all sums owing to Strauss & Co, including (without limitation) storage, removal, insurance expenses, the expenses of both auctions, reduced commission in respect of the auction as well as commission on the sale and all other reasonable expenses, prior to remitting the balance to the seller or, in the event he cannot be located, placing it into a bank account in the name of Strauss & Co for and on behalf of the seller. 3.10.6   Strauss & Co reserves the right to charge commission in accordance with the current rates on the bought in price and expenses in respect of any unsold lots. 4 GENERAL PROVISIONS   4.1   Strauss & Co use information supplied by bidders or sellers, or otherwise lawfully obtained, for the provision of auction related services, client’s administration, the bidders’record, marketing and otherwise as required by law.   4.2   The bidder and seller agree to the processing of their personal information and to the disclosure of such information to third parties worldwide for the purposes outlined in 4.1 above.   4.3   Any representation or statement by Strauss & Co in any catalogue as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, providence, age, condition or estimated selling price is a statement of opinion. Every person interested should rely on his own judgement as to such matters and neither Strauss & Co nor its agents or servants are responsible for the correctness of such opinions, subject to 2.3.1.   4.4   Strauss & Co will have the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse entry to its premises or attendance at its auction by any person.   4.5   These general conditions of business, every auction and all matters concerned therewith will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa and the buyer submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the South African courts.   4.6   If any of these conditions of business are held to be unenforceable, the remaining parts shall remain in force and effect.   4.7   The non-exercise of or delay in exercising any right or power of a party does not operate as a waiver of that right or power, nor does any single exercise of a right or power preclude any other or further exercise of it or the exercise of any other right or power. A right or power may only be waived in writing, signed by the party to be bound by the waiver.   4.8   These general conditions of business constitute the entire agreement of the parties on the subject matter.   4.9   Neither party shall be liable for any loss or damage, or be deemed to be in breach of these conditions, if its failure to perform or failure to cure any of its respective obligations hereunder results from any event or circumstance beyond its reasonable control.The party interfered with shall, give the other party prompt written notice of any force majeure event. If notice is provided, the time for performance or cure shall be extended for a period equivalent to the duration of the force majeure event or circumstance described in such notice, except that any cause shall not excuse payment of any sums owed to Strauss & Co prior to, during or after such force majeure event.  4.10  Any and all communications between the parties, whether legal or merely for notification purposes, correspondence or for any other reason will only satisfy any legal requirement if it is reduced to writing.  4.11  Any notice by Strauss & Co to a seller, consigner, respective bidder or buyer may be sent by Strauss & Co to the latest address as provided to Strauss & Co by the seller consigner, respective bidder or buyer. 192