Terms and Conditions. The provision by Seller to Buyer of any Equipment or Parts (collectively referred to as “Products”) shall be exclusively governed by these Terms and Conditions of Sale (“Terms and Conditions”) and Seller’s sales order acknowledgement (collectively referred to as “Agreement”). This Agreement cancels and supersedes any and all terms and conditions previously issued by Seller and shall remain in effect unless and until superseded in writing by Seller. Acceptance of an order for Products by Seller shall be deemed to constitute a binding agreement between the parties pursuant to these Terms and Conditions and Buyer agrees that the order may not thereafter be countermanded or otherwise changed without the explicit prior written consent of Seller. No other terms and conditions shall apply, including the terms of any purchase order submitted to Seller by Buyer, whether or not objected to by Seller or whether or not such terms are inconsistent or conflict with or are in addition to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions shall be deemed accepted by Buyer if any of the following occurs: (i) if confirmed by Buyer, (ii) if undisputed by Buyer within ten (10) days after receipt, or (iii) if Seller delivers Products to Buyer. Any communication construed as an offer by Seller and acceptance thereof is expressly limited to these Terms and Conditions. The Products are intended for industrial/commercial use by professional contractors and their trained employees and are not intended for use by consumers.
Terms of Payments. Payment for Products purchased by Buyer shall be made in accordance with any of the following terms, provided they have been previously arranged with and expressly approved by Seller in writing: (1) cash in advance; (2) confirmed, irrevocable letter of credit established in such amount and form and at such time and at such bank as shall be approved by Seller in respect of each order; (3) credit account purchases for which payment will be due and payable on net thirty (30) day terms, plus service and other charges applicable to past due amounts in accordance with Seller's written notices; or (4) other payment arrangements expressly approved by Seller in writing prior to or at the time the order is placed. If any Buyer credit account purchase is not paid in accordance with Seller's credit payment terms, in addition to any other remedies allowed in equity or by law, Seller may refuse to make further shipments without advance payment by Buyer. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as requiring Seller to sell any Products to Buyer on credit terms at any time, or prohibiting Seller from making any and all credit decisions which it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate for Seller. Seller shall have the right, at its option, to charge interest on all amounts not paid when due and Buyer agrees to pay such interest calculated on a daily basis, from the date that payment was due until the Seller receives payment in full, at the rate of 1.5% per month or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law. Unless otherwise agreed in writing between Seller and Buyer, Seller may, in its sole discretion, increase or decrease the price of any Product, as Seller deems reasonably necessary, at any time prior to shipment and invoice Buyer for the same.
Taxes and Duties. Unless otherwise specified, prices quoted do not include taxes or duties of any kind or nature. Buyer agrees that it will be responsible for filing all tax returns and paying applicable tax, duty, export preparation charge and export documentation charge resulting from the purchase of any Products. In addition, in the event any other similar tax is determined to apply to Buyer's purchase of any Products from Seller, Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold Seller harmless from and against any and all such other similar taxes, duties and fees. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars unless otherwise specified. The amount of any present or future taxes applicable to the sale, transfer, lease or use of any Products shall be paid by Buyer; or in lieu thereof, Buyer shall provide Seller with a tax exemption certificate satisfactory to the applicable taxing authority proving that no such tax is due and payable upon such sale, transfer, lease or use.
Title, Property, Risk and Delivery. Any claims for loss, damage or delay in transit must be entered and prosecuted by the Buyer directly with the carrier, who is hereby declared to be the agent of the Buyer. Seller shall not be liable for any delay in performance of this Agreement or delivery of the Products, or for any damages suffered by Buyer by reason of delay when the delay is caused, directly or indirectly, by a force majeure event described in Section 18 herein or any other cause beyond Seller's control. Claims for shortages in shipments shall be deemed waived and released by Buyer unless made in writing within five (5) days after Buyer’s receipt of shipment. Seller’s responsibility for shipment shall cease upon delivery of the Products to the place of shipment, and all claims occurring thereafter shall be made to or against the carrier by Buyer. (a) Sales in U.S. and Canada /outside Ouebec: Unless otherwise stated in writing, for all intra-continental United States shipments, all prices and delivery are FCA, point of manufacture (lncoterms 2010): for all other shipments, all prices and delivery are FAS, named port of shipment (lncoterms 2010). Title and all risk of loss or damage to Products shall pass to Buyer upon delivery as per lncoterms 2010. (b) Sales Outside U.S. or in Quebec: The risk of loss or damage to Products will pass to the Buyer on delivery FCA, Seller's Premises (lncoterms 2010). As security for payment of the full purchase price, legal and equitable title in the Products shall not pass to Buyer until receipt by Seller of payment in full for the Products. Buyer is authorized to use the Products in the ordinary course of business or sell the Products to a third party. The entire proceeds of any sale or disposition of the Products shall be held by Buyer in a fiduciary capacity for Seller. Until receipt by Seller of payment in full, Buyer shall hold the Products In a fiduciary capacity as bailee for Seller and insure the Products for their full replacement value against all risks. Buyer's right to possess and sell the Products shall automatically terminate if Buyer becomes insolvent or the subject of any bankruptcy, Insolvency or similar proceedings; makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or is unable to pay its debts as they become due. Upon termination of the right to possession, Seller and its representatives may at any time enter the premises of Buyer or any third party to repossess the Products. If Buyer pledges or otherwise encumbers any Products that have not been paid for in full, all monies owed by Buyer to Seller shall immediately become due and payable. If any portion of this clause shall be invalid or unenforceable, then such provisions shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law and such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions of this section.
Delays Caused By Buyer. In the event of a delay in shipment or delivery due to delay by Buyer in furnishing delivery instructions, arranging a method of payment satisfactory to Seller, submitting valid import permits or licenses, or any other delay caused by Buyer or at Buyer’s request, if the Products are not shipped or delivered within five (5) days from the first date they are ready to be shipped or delivered, then Seller shall be entitled to charge, as compensation, any additional costs incurred related to such delay. If the Products are not shipped or delivered by the date which is ten (10) days from the first date they are ready to be shipped or delivered, then Buyer’s order shall be deemed cancelled and Seller may, in its sole discretion, sell such Products to another buyer without any liability or responsibility to Buyer whatsoever. Seller shall have the right to keep payments on account already received from Buyer, and the difference between the sales price (increased by any other and all further costs, including but not limited to attorney’s fees and expenses, storage and other costs, and interest accrued thereon) and the price received from another buyer shall constitute a debt of Buyer and bear interest at the same rate set forth in Section 2 herein. Seller shall be entitled to claim for any further damages suffered as a consequence of Buyer's breach of its obligations hereunder.
Cancellation. Prior to delivery to place of shipment, a Product order may be cancelled only with Seller's prior consent and upon terms indemnifying Seller from all resulting losses and damages. Seller shall have the right to cancel and refuse to complete a Product order if any term and/or condition governing this agreement is not complied with by Buyer. In the event of cancellation by Seller, or in the event Seller consents to a request by Buyer to stop work or to cancel the whole or any part of any order, Buyer shall, in the event that Seller asks Buyer to do so, make reimbursement to Seller, as follows: (i) any and all work that can be completed within thirty (30) days from date of notification to stop work on account of cancellation shall be completed, shipped and paid in full; and (ii) for work in progress and any materials and supplies procured or for which definite commitments have been made by Seller in connection with the order, Buyer shall pay such sums as may be required to fully compensate Seller for actual costs incurred, plus fifteen percent (15%). Buyer may not cancel any order after Seller's delivery to place of shipment. Orders for "Special" Equipment may not be cancelled after acceptance, except by Seller. Items of "Special" Equipment are those that differ from standard Seller specifications, have a limited market, or incorporate specifications that have been determined for a specific application. Determination of whether an item of Equipment is “Special” shall be made by Seller in its sole discretion.
Inspection and Acceptance of Parts. Buyer agrees that it shall inspect the Products immediately after receipt and promptly (in no event later than fifteen (15) days after receipt) notify Seller in writing of any non-conformity or defect. Buyer further agrees that failure to give such prompt notice or the commercial use of the Products shall constitute acceptance. Acceptance shall be final and Buyer waives the right to revoke acceptance for any reason, whether or not known by Buyer at the time of such acceptance. The giving of any such notice by Buyer shall automatically cause the provisions of Seller’s warranty to apply and govern the rights, obligations and liabilities of the parties with respect to such nonconformity or defect, provided under no circumstances shall rejection give rise to any liability of Seller for incidental or consequential damages or losses of any kind. Seller shall not be bound by any agent's, employee’s or any other representation, promise or inducement not set forth herein. Seller’s catalogues, technical circulars, price lists, illustrations, drawings and any other similar literature are for Buyer’s general guidance only and the particulars contained in them shall not constitute representations by Seller and Seller shall not be bound by them.
Parts Warranty. Seller warrants its new Parts to be free of defects in materials or workmanship for a period of 12 months after purchase by Buyer. Seller will repair or replace, at its sole option, any Parts which shall, within 12 months after purchase by Buyer, appear to Seller after inspection to be defective. If requested by Seller, Buyer must return the defective parts to Seller for inspection. This warranty shall not cover any item on which serial numbers have been altered, defaced or removed. This warranty is limited to the original purchaser or original end-user if sold to a distributor, and is not assignable or otherwise transferable without the written agreement of Seller. THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUDES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) AND ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITY ON SELLER'S PART.THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE LIMITED WARRANTY CONTAINED HEREIN. This Warranty shall be null and void if the defect or need for repair results from: (1) the intentional or negligent action or inaction by Buyer, its agents or employees; or (2) improper maintenance, improper use, abuse, improper storage, operation beyond rated capacity, operation after discovery of defective or worn parts, accident, sabotage or alteration or repair of the Parts by persons not authorized by Seller. Labor and wear parts including, but not limited to: lamps, lenses, seals, gaskets, hoses, filters, breathers, belts, nozzles, friction plates, glass, clutch and brake linings, wire rope, nuts and fittings are not covered under this Warranty.
Remedies for Breach. IN THE EVENT OF ANY BREACH OF THE WARRANTY BY SELLER, THE PARTIES AGREE THAT SELLER'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE REMEDIES OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT (AT SELLER’S SOLE DISCRETION) OF ANY DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. In no event shall any repair or replacement of any defective equipment covered by the Seller’s warranty extend the length of the warranty beyond the period specified in Section 8 herein.
Limitation of Liability. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, SELLER AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY: (A) LOST PROFITS AND/OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION (WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT); AND (B) INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT) OR OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, including, without limitation, labor costs, lost profits, loss of use of other equipment, third party repairs, personal injury, emotional or mental distress, improper performance or work, penalties of any kind, loss of service of personnel, or failure of Products to comply with any federal, state, provincial or local laws, regardless of whether arising from a breach of contract, or warranty, legal claims or otherwise. Nothing in this Section shall operate to exclude Seller's liability for death or personal injury when directly related to Seller’s negligent act or omission.
Limitation of Actions. Any action for breach of this agreement must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action has accrued.
Return of Parts. Parts may be returned only with Seller's prior written consent and upon the following conditions: (i) such Parts must be new, unused, undamaged and not obsolete, in good working order and in first class salable condition; (ii) such Parts must have been purchased by Buyer from Seller within the ninety (90) days prior to Seller’s consent for return; and (iii) such Parts shall be returned in the same condition and in the original packaging as when sold by Seller to Buyer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, wire rope, cut chain, electrical components, special orders of Parts or any Parts which are altered or manufactured pursuant to Buyer’s requirements and specifications are not returnable. The price refunded by Seller shall be the invoice price previously received by Seller for the Parts, net of freight and taxes, and less a restocking fee to be determined by Seller at the time of the return.
Insurance. Until the purchase price of any Product is paid in full, the Buyer shall provide and maintain insurance equal to the total value of any such Product delivered hereunder against customary casualties and risks; including, but not limited to fire and explosion, and shall also insure against liability for accidents and injuries to the public or to employees, in the names of Seller and Buyer as their interest may appear, and in an amount satisfactory to Seller. If Buyer fails to provide such insurance, it then becomes Buyer's responsibility to notify Seller so that Seller may provide same; and the cost thereof shall be added to the contract price. All loss resulting from the failure to affect such insurance shall be assumed by Buyer.
Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Confidentiality. No license or other rights under any patents, copyrights or trademarks owned or controlled by Seller or under which Seller is licensed are granted to Buyer or implied by the sale of Products hereunder. Buyer shall not identify as genuine products of Seller Products purchased hereunder which Buyer has treated, modified or altered in any way, nor shall Buyer use Seller's trademarks to identify such products; provided, however, that Buyer may identify such products as utilizing, containing or having been manufactured from genuine products of Seller as treated, modified or altered by Buyer or Buyer's representative, upon written prior approval of Seller. All plans, photographs, designs, drawings, blueprints, manuals, specifications and other documents relating to the business of Seller ("Information") shall be and remain the exclusive property of Seller and shall be treated by Buyer as confidential information and not disclosed, given, loaned, exhibited, sold or transferred to any third party without Seller’s prior written approval; provided, however, that these restrictions shall not apply to Information that Buyer can demonstrate: (a) at the time of disclosure, is generally known to the public other than as a result of a breach of this Agreement by Buyer; or (b) is already in Buyer's possession at the time of disclosure by from a third party having a right to impart such Information.
Default and Seller's Remedies. In the event of default by Buyer, all unpaid sums and installments owed to Seller shall, at Seller's sole option, become immediately due and payable without notice of any kind to Buyer. In addition to its right of acceleration, Seller may pursue any and all remedies allowed by law or in equity, including but not limited to any and all remedies available to it under the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code. In addition to the foregoing, and not in limitation thereof, Seller shall have the right to set off any credits or amounts owed to Buyer against any amounts owed by Buyer to Seller.
Indemnification by Buyer. Buyer hereby agrees to indemnify, release, defend and hold harmless Seller, its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns against any and all suits, actions or proceedings at law or in equity (including the costs, expenses and reasonable attorney's fees incurred in connection with the defense of any such matter) and from any and all claims demands, losses, judgments, damages, costs, expenses or liabilities, to any person whatsoever (including Buyer's and Seller's employees or any third party), or damage to any property (including Buyer's property) arising out of or in any way connected with the performance or the furnishing of Products under this agreement, regardless of whether any act, omission, negligence (including any act, omission or negligence, relating to the manufacture, design, repair, erection, service or installation of or warnings made or lack thereof with respect to any parts or Equipment furnished hereunder) of Seller, its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors or assigns caused or contributed thereto. If Buyer fails to fulfill any of its obligations under this paragraph or agreement, Buyer agrees to pay Seller all costs, expenses and attorney's fees incurred by Seller to establish or enforce Seller's rights. The provisions of this section are in addition to any other rights or obligations set forth in this agreement.
Installation. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, Buyer shall be solely responsible for the installation and erection of the Products purchased. Although Seller may in some cases provide a serviceman, data and drawings to aid Buyer with installation or start-up, Seller assumes no responsibility for proper installation or support of any Product when installed and disclaims any express or implied warranties with respect to such installation and support. Notwithstanding whether data and drawings are provided or a serviceman aids in the installation, Buyer shall indemnify and hold Seller harmless and at Seller's request, defend Seller from all claims, demands or legal proceedings (including the costs, expenses and reasonable attorney's fees incurred in connection with the defense of any such matter) which may be made or brought against Seller in connection with damage or personal injury arising out of said installation or start-up.
Force Majeure. Seller shall not be liable to Buyer or be deemed to be in breach of this agreement by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of Seller’s obligations in relation to the Products if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond the reasonable control of Seller including (without limitation) strike, lockout, riot, civil commotion, fire, accident, explosion, tempest, act of God, war, epidemic, stoppage of transport, terrorist activity, supply shortage or changes in government, governmental laws, regulations or administrative practices.
Anti-Corruption; Export Controls; No Boycotts. Buyer agrees that it shall, and that any party retained or paid by the Buyer (“Retained Party”) shall, comply with all applicable laws including, but not limited to, laws prohibiting public corruption and commercial bribery. Buyer further agrees that it shall, and that any Retained Party shall, comply with all applicable export controls, economic sanctions, embargoes and regulations regarding the export, re-export, shipment, distribution and/or sale of Products, technology, information or warranty related services Buyer further agrees that it shall not, and any Retained Party shall not, export or re-export Products, technology, information or warranty related services directly or with its knowledge indirectly into Iran, Cuba, Syria, North Korea, the Crimea Region of the Ukraine or Russia without Buyer first obtaining written approval from Seller. Failure to comply strictly with this section and all applicable laws, regulations and licensing/approval requirements shall be grounds for immediate termination of this agreement by Seller. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any agreement between the Buyer and Seller or in any other document or agreement relating to the Products sold hereunder, Seller will not comply with requests related to the boycott of any country or other jurisdiction, except to the extent such boycott is required by or otherwise not inconsistent with United States law.
Telematics. If a telematics system is included with the Equipment, the telematics system is administered by a third party (“Teleservice Provider”) and collects a range of operational data about the Equipment including, but not limited to, usage, performance and reliability. Buyer consents to Seller’s obtaining such data from the Teleservice Provider for warranty, product improvement, marketing and customer support purposes. In addition to the foregoing, Buyer consents to Seller’s collection, management and reporting of data (personal and non-personal) about the Equipment including, but not limited to, fuel consumption, up/down times, operation, defects, parts replacement, movement and location. Buyer shall gain any prior explicit consent from its customers and/or any third party, as required by applicable laws, enabling Seller and/or third parties to provide teleservices and data to Buyer. Buyer shall comply with all applicable laws relating to the provision of teleservices including, without limitation, any applicable data protection laws. In the event Buyer transfers ownership of the Equipment, Buyer agrees to follow the transfer of ownership registration requirements specified at Seller’s telematics website. Buyer’s subscription to any telematics services (“Telematics Services”) shall be for the period, the approved region and at the rate selected by Buyer when subscribing. In the event of early cancellation of a subscription, Buyer agrees that Seller shall be entitled to retain as liquidated damages, and not as a penalty, any fees paid in advance, which the parties agree reasonably approximate Seller’s actual damages. If Buyer moves the Equipment outside the approved region, Seller may at its option charge Buyer additional fees or deactivate the Telematics Services. Buyer acknowledges that the Telematics Services are subject to limitations that are imposed by or affect the Teleservice Providers such as area coverage, network capacity, reception, interference with communication signals and other problems which may impede or prevent provision of Telematics Services. These may also include hills, tall buildings, tunnels, weather, systems design, damage to or destruction of telematics systems, accidents or congestion. Seller is not responsible for any of the foregoing conditions. Under no circumstances shall Seller be liable for the failure of a Teleservice Provider to perform. In addition, Seller shall not be liable for delays or failures in performance or service interruptions due to circumstances beyond its control. Buyer understands that Seller and its Teleservice Providers cannot guarantee the security of wireless transmissions, and will not be liable for any lack of or breach of security in such wireless transmissions while providing services under this Agreement. SELLER’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY UNDER ANY THEORY (INCLUDING TORT, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR PRODUCT LIABILITY) IS LIMITED TO THE AGGREGATE FEES TO BE PAID UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR IN WHICH THE INCIDENT CAUSING DAMAGE OCCURS.
Construction and Severability. These Terms and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter hereof and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Delaware. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) (CISG) shall not apply. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of this agreement shall not affect any other provision and this agreement shall be construed in all respects as if such invalid or unenforceable provision were omitted. In the event of any conflict between the English version of this agreement and its translated version, the English version shall control.
Jurisdiction. (a) Sales in the U.S. and Canada. The parties agree that the proper and exclusive forum and venue in all legal actions brought to enforce or construe any of the provisions of this agreement shall be in the United States District Court, District of Delaware or, if federal jurisdiction is lacking in such legal action, in the Superior Court for New Castle County. (b) Sales Outside the U.S. The parties agree that the proper and exclusive forum and venue in all legal actions brought to enforce or construe any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be in the courts of London, England.
No Assignment. No rights arising under this agreement may be assigned by Buyer unless expressly agreed to in writing by Seller.
No Set-off. Buyer shall have no right to set-off any amounts it may owe Seller against amounts Seller may owe Buyer under this or any other agreement between Buyer and Seller.
Miscellaneous. Buyer represents that: (i) it is solvent and has the financial ability to pay for the Products purchased hereunder, and (ii) it has all requisite right, power and authority to perform its obligations under this agreement.