(a) These terms and conditions of sale (these “Terms”) and the accompanying quotation (the “Quote”) are the only terms which govern the sale of the equipment and/or other products (“Goods”) by the seller named in the Quote (“Seller”) to the buyer named in the Quote (“Buyer”).
(b) The Quote and these Terms (collectively, this “Agreement”) comprise the entire agreement between the parties, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous understandings, agreements, negotiations, representations and warranties, and communications, both written and oral. These Terms prevail over any of Buyer’s general terms and conditions of purchase regardless whether or when Buyer has submitted its purchase order or such terms. Fulfillment of Buyer’s order does not constitute acceptance of any of Buyer’s terms and conditions and does not serve to modify or amend these Terms.
(c) By accepting the Quote, Buyer agrees to be bound by this Agreement.
The Goods will be delivered within a reasonable time after the receipt of Buyer’s purchase order and any deposit required by the Quote, subject to the lead times set forth in the Quote. Seller shall not be liable for any delays, loss or damage in transit.
Title and risk of loss passes to Buyer in accordance with the Quote. As collateral security for the payment of the purchase price of the Goods, Buyer hereby grants to Seller a lien on and security interest in and to all of the right, title and interest of Buyer in, to and under the Goods, wherever located, and whether now existing or hereafter arising or acquired from time to time, and in all accessions thereto and replacements or modifications thereof, as well as all proceeds (including insurance proceeds) of the foregoing. The security interest granted under this provision constitutes a purchase money security interest under the Missouri Uniform Commercial Code.
These Terms may only be amended or modified in a writing which specifically states that it amends these Terms and is signed by an authorized representative of each party, provided that only a Director of Seller may sign on behalf of Seller to amend Section 9 and/or 10 hereof. In the event of a conflict between the Quote and these Terms, these Terms control unless the Quote specifically states that it amends these Terms and is signed by an authorized representative of each party, provided that only a Director of Seller may sign on behalf of Seller to amend Section 9 and/or 10 hereof.
(a) Buyer shall inspect the Goods within three (3) business days of receipt (“Inspection Period”). Buyer will be deemed to have accepted the Goods unless it notifies Seller in writing of any Nonconforming Goods during the Inspection Period and furnishes such written evidence or other documentation as required by Seller. “Nonconforming Goods” means only the following: (i) product shipped is different from the product identified in Buyer’s purchase order; or (ii) product’s label or packaging incorrectly identifies its contents.
(b) If Buyer timely notifies Seller of any Nonconforming Goods, Seller shall, in Seller’s sole discretion, (i) replace such Nonconforming Goods with conforming Goods, or (ii) credit or refund the Price for such Nonconforming Goods, together with any reasonable shipping and handling expenses incurred by Buyer in connection therewith. If Seller exercises its option to replace Nonconforming Goods, Seller shall, after receiving Buyer’s shipment of Nonconforming Goods, ship to Buyer, at Seller’s expense and risk of loss, the replaced Goods to the delivery location specified in the Quote.
(c) Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the remedies set forth in Section 5(b) are Buyer’s exclusive remedies for the delivery of Nonconforming Goods. Except as provided under Sections 5(b) and 9(f), all sales of Goods to Buyer are made on a one-way basis and Buyer has no right to return Goods to Seller.
Buyer shall purchase the Goods from Seller at the price (the “Price”) set forth in the Quote. In addition to any other exclusions set forth in the Quote, all Prices are exclusive of all sales, use and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties and charges of any kind imposed by any governmental authority on any amounts payable by Buyer. Buyer shall be responsible for all such charges, costs and taxes; provided, that, Buyer shall not be responsible for any taxes imposed on, or with respect to, Seller’s income, revenues, gross receipts, personnel or real or personal property or other assets.
Unless otherwise specified in the Quote, installation is not included. If installation is included and delays at the installation site require Seller to expend more time than is customarily allotted for installation of such Goods, Buyer will pay Seller’s rates then in effect for such additional time.
(a) Buyer shall pay all invoiced amounts due to Seller in accordance with the Quote or, if not set forth therein, within ten (10) days following the date of Seller’s invoice.
(b) Buyer shall pay interest on all late payments at the lesser of the rate of 1.5% per month or the highest rate permissible under applicable law, calculated daily and compounded monthly. Buyer shall reimburse Seller for all costs incurred in collecting any late payments, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees. In addition to all other remedies available under these Terms or at law (which Seller does not waive by the exercise of any rights hereunder), Seller shall be entitled to suspend the delivery of any Goods if Buyer fails to pay any amounts when due hereunder.
(c) Buyer shall not withhold payment of any amounts due and payable by reason of any set-off of any claim or dispute with Seller, whether relating to Seller’s breach, bankruptcy or otherwise.
(a) Seller warrants to Buyer that, for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of shipment of the Goods (“Warranty Period”), (i) the material structural components of such Goods (including electric motors, fans and control components) will be free from material defects in material and workmanship and (ii) the performance guarantee set forth under the heading “Performance Guarantee” in the Quote, if any, shall be satisfied. The warranty excludes consumable parts, fuses, light bulbs, filters and similar items.
(b) EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 9(a), SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS, INCLUDING ANY (i) WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY; (ii) WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (iii) WARRANTY OF TITLE; OR (iv) WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY; WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE.
(c) Products manufactured by a third party (“Third Party Product”) may constitute, contain, be contained in, incorporated into, attached to or packaged together with, the Goods. Third Party Products are not covered by the warranty in Section 9(a). For the avoidance of doubt, SELLER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCT, INCLUDING ANY (i) WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY; (ii) WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (iii) WARRANTY OF TITLE; OR (iv) WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY; WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE.
(d) Seller shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty set forth in Section 9(a) unless: (i) Buyer gives written notice of the defect, reasonably described, to Seller within ten (10) days of the time when Buyer discovers or ought to have discovered the defect; (ii) Seller is given a reasonable opportunity after receiving the notice to examine such Goods; and (iii) Seller reasonably verifies Buyer’s claim that the Goods are defective.
(e) Seller shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty set forth in Section 9(a) if: (i) Buyer makes any further use of such Goods after giving such notice; (ii) the defect arises because Buyer failed to follow Seller’s oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods; or (iii) Buyer alters or repairs such Goods without the prior written consent of Seller.
(f) Subject to Section 9(d) and Section 9(e) above, with respect to any such Goods during the Warranty Period, Seller shall, in Seller’s sole discretion, either: (i) repair or replace such Goods (or the defective part) or (ii) credit or refund the price of such Goods at the pro rata contract rate, provided that, if Seller so requests, Buyer shall, at Seller’s expense, return such Goods to Seller. The cost of shipping for all returns of Goods and shipments of replacement Goods shall be borne by Buyer.
(g) THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN SECTION 9(f) SHALL BE THE BUYER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SELLER’S ENTIRE LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 9(a).
(a) IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE TO BUYER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, REVENUE, PROFIT OR DATA OR DIMINUTION IN VALUE, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT SELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
(b) IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE TOTAL OF THE AMOUNTS PAID TO SELLER FOR THE GOODS SOLD HEREUNDER.
(c) The limitation of liability set forth in Section 10(b) above shall not apply to (i) liability resulting from Seller’s gross negligence or willful misconduct and (ii) death or bodily injury resulting from Seller’s acts or omissions.
(d) Buyer assumes all responsibility for warning and protecting its employees and independent contractors with respect to all hazards to persons and property in any way connected with the Goods and the use thereof.
(e) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Seller will have no liability with respect to the results obtained by use of the Goods, whether in terms of product condition, operating cost, general effectiveness, success or failure, or regardless of any statement made in any Quote or other written proposal submitted by Seller. It is expressly understood that any technical advice furnished by Seller with respect to the Goods is given without representation or warranty and Seller assumes no obligation or liability for the advice given or results obtained, all such advice being given and accepted at Buyer's risk.
(f) Each party hereby indemnifies and holds harmless the other party from and against any and all costs, fees (including reasonable legal fees and expenses), damages liabilities and claims arising from the injury, illness or death of the indemnifying party's employees in any way related to the Goods, whether or not such injury, illness, or death is claimed to have been caused by, resulted from, or was in any way connected with the negligence of the party to be indemnified.
(g) Buyer hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Seller from and against any and all costs, fees (including reasonable legal fees and expenses), damages, liabilities and claims arising from any and all sales and use taxes due in connection with the sale, ownership, use or transfer of the Goods and personal property taxes relating to the Goods that arise or accrue from and after the date hereof.
(h) Buyer hereby waives any right of subrogation that Buyer, any insurer of Buyer or any third party making a claim through Buyer, may have under this Agreement.
Buyer shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Buyer shall maintain in effect all the licenses, permissions, authorizations, consents and permits that it needs to carry out its obligations under this Agreement. Buyer shall comply with all export and import laws of all countries involved in the sale of the Goods under this Agreement or any resale of the Goods by Buyer. Buyer assumes all responsibility for shipments of Goods requiring any government import clearance.
In addition to any remedies that may be provided under these Terms, Seller may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect upon written notice to Buyer, if Buyer: (i) fails to pay any amount when due under this Agreement; (ii) has not otherwise performed or complied with any of these Terms, in whole or in part; or (iii) becomes insolvent, files a petition for bankruptcy or commences or has commenced against it proceedings relating to bankruptcy, receivership, reorganization or assignment for the benefit of creditors.
No waiver by Seller of any of the provisions of this Agreement is effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by Seller. No failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege arising from this Agreement operates, or may be construed, as a waiver thereof. No single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder precludes any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.
All non-public, confidential or proprietary information of Seller, including but not limited to specifications, samples, patterns, designs, plans, drawings, documents, data, business operations, customer lists, pricing, discounts or rebates, disclosed by Seller to Buyer, whether disclosed orally or disclosed or accessed in written, electronic or other form or media, and whether or not marked, designated or otherwise identified as “confidential” in connection with this Agreement is confidential, solely for purposes of maintaining and operating the Goods and may not be disclosed or copied unless authorized in advance by Seller in writing. Upon Seller’s request, Buyer shall promptly return all documents and other materials received from Seller. Seller shall be entitled to injunctive relief for any violation of this Section. This Section does not apply to information that is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known to Buyer, without being subject to any duty or obligation of confidentiality or non-use, at the time of disclosure; or (c) rightfully obtained by Buyer on a non-confidential basis from a third party. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Buyer shall not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any Goods and will not use the Goods to design, construct, and/or operate any duplication or modification of the Goods.
To the extent necessary to use the Goods, Seller hereby grants to Buyer a non-transferable, non-exclusive, royalty free license to use in accordance with the terms of this Agreement any software furnished by Seller with the Goods. The term “software” will mean all the program codes, any subsequent corrections, new release modifications and updates and associated documentation and manuals. Buyer acknowledges that any software so furnished by Seller is the property of Seller and Buyer will not remove any identification, trademarks or notices of any proprietary restrictions from such software. The techniques, algorithms, and processes contained in the software constitute valuable trade secrets and/or proprietary information of Seller and will be used by Buyer only for Buyer's own internal needs. Such software will not be sold, sublicensed, marketed, leased or in any way conveyed to a third party without Seller's prior written authorization. Buyer will not use such software to do consulting for other parties. Buyer will be given one copy of such software and will not have the right to copy or modify such software in any way. Any software, information, logos, trademarks or trade dress and other written materials provided under this Agreement are covered under copyright, trademark, trade secret and related intellectual property laws. Subject to the limited license set forth in this Section, such intellectual property rights remain the exclusive property of Seller.
Seller shall not be liable or responsible to Buyer, nor be deemed to have defaulted or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Seller including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, war, invasion or hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot, or other civil unrest, national emergency, revolution, insurrection, epidemic, lockouts, strikes or other labor disputes (whether or not relating to either party’s workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials, materials or telecommunication breakdown or power outage.
Buyer shall not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Seller. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section is null and void. No assignment or delegation relieves Buyer of any of its obligations under this Agreement.
The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties, and neither party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.
This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person or entity any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of this Agreement.
All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Missouri without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of such state or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of such state.
Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be instituted in the federal courts of the United States of America serving St. Louis, Missouri or the courts of the State of Missouri located in the County of St. Louis, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding.
All notices, request, consents, claims, demands, waivers and other communications hereunder (each, a “Notice”) shall be in writing and addressed to the parties at the addresses set forth in the Quote or to such other address that may be designated by the receiving party in writing. All Notices shall be delivered by personal delivery, nationally recognized overnight courier (with all fees pre-paid), facsimile (with confirmation of transmission) or certified or registered mail (in each case, return receipt requested, postage prepaid). Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, a Notice is effective only (a) upon receipt of the receiving party, and (b) if the party giving the Notice has complied with the requirements of this Section.
If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.
Provisions of these Terms which by their nature should apply beyond their terms will remain in force after any termination or expiration of the Terms, including but not limited to Sections 9, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 17 through 26.
Any headings contained in these Terms are used only as a matter of convenience and reference, and are in no way intended to define, limit, expand or describe the scope of these Terms. Any terms used herein without definition are used as defined in the Quote. Any rule of construction to the effect that ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party will not be applied in the construction or interpretation of these Terms.
EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL ACTION, PROCEEDING, CAUSE OF ACTION, OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY. EACH PARTY CERTIFIES AND ACKNOWLEDGES THAT (A) NO REPRESENTATIVE OF THE OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT THE OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER IN THE EVENT OF A LEGAL ACTION, (B) IT HAS CONSIDERED THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS WAIVER, (C) IT MAKES THIS WAIVER KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY, AND (D) IT HAS BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.