Standard Terms & Conditions For EHC Industries, Inc.
The terms and conditions set forth herein, together with any additional terms and conditions set forth in Seller's Order Acknowledgement Form, shall constitute the entire agreement between EHC Industries, Inc. ("Seller") and Buyer for the sale of Seller's Products, including systems and spare parts (collectively the "Products"). Seller will not be bound by any terms of Buyer's order that are inconsistent with the terms hereof. No contract shall exist except upon Buyer's acceptance of Seller's offer to sell the Products upon these Terms and Conditions. All purchase orders must be approved and accepted in writing by Seller and no term or condition contained in any purchase order form that varies from, or conflicts with, any of these Terms and Conditions shall become part of the contract for the sale of Products unless such term or condition is expressly accepted in writing by Seller's authorized representative. No waiver by Seller of any default or provision hereof shall be deemed a waiver of any other default or provision. By placing order, Buyer acknowledges and agrees to all Terms & Conditions of the Seller.
2. PRODUCTS PROVIDED AND PRICE.
(a) Prices quoted are only for the Products and Services (if any) set forth in Seller's Order Acknowledgement Form and do not include technical data, patent or other proprietary rights of any kind or tests other than Seller's standard tests unless expressly agreed to in writing by Seller. Unless otherwise stated by Seller in writing, all quotations constitute offers and are firm for, and unless noted, expire, thirty (30) days after the date thereof.
(b) The price of all Products, unless otherwise specifically stated, is detailed on the invoice. The costs of processing, handling and document preparation fees (if applicable) are disclosed on the invoice. Where Buyer specifies special packaging or handling, a charge will be made to cover any extra expense.
(c) Prices do not include Federal, State, Provincial or local sales, excise, use or other taxes applicable to the Products or services incident to this transaction (excluding only taxes based on Seller's income). Applicable taxes will be added to the sales price if Seller has the legal obligation to collect the same and will be invoiced to and paid by Buyer, unless Buyer provides Seller with a proper tax exemption certificate. In the event Seller is required to pay any such tax, Buyer shall promptly reimburse Seller therefore.
(d) Unless otherwise provided on the face hereof, Products furnished hereunder shall be newly manufactured, but may contain components that have been previously used in other product units. Any previously used components shall have been disassembled, reprocessed and reassembled, as appropriate, and meet the Seller's specifications for newly manufactured components. Seller will have the right to make substitutions and modifications to the specifications of Products, provided that such substitutions or modifications do not materially affect overall Product performance.
(e) The obligation of Seller to provide Products, as well as any technical assistance, shall be subject to such United States laws and regulations as shall govern the license and delivery of technology and products abroad by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, including the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, any successor legislation, and the Export Administration Regulations issued by the Department of Commerce. Buyer warrants that it will comply fully with the Export Administration Regulations and all other applicable United States laws and regulations governing exports.
3. PAYMENT TERMS AND SECURITY INTEREST.
(a) Unless otherwise stated, the terms of sale for Product are Net 30 days from date of invoice. All amounts payable shall be invoiced and paid in United States Dollars and all payments shall be made to Seller at its office in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, or to such other location as Seller may designate. Interest accrues on the unpaid balance of overdue invoices at the lesser of one and one-
(b) All orders, and the obligation of Seller to make delivery, are subject to the right of the Seller to make shipment C.O.D or to require alternative payment terms, including payment of all or any part of the purchase price in advance of delivery. If Buyer: i) fails to make advance payment when requested by Seller, ii) is or becomes delinquent in the payment of any sum due Seller, or iii) refuses to accept C.O.D. shipment, then Seller shall have the right, in addition to any other remedy to which it may be entitled in law or equity, to cancel any order, refuse to make further deliveries and/or declare immediately due and payable all unpaid amounts for Products previously delivered to Buyer. Partial shipments made under any purchase order shall be treated as a separate transaction and payment therefore shall be made accordingly. However, in the event of any default by Buyer, Seller may decline to make further shipments without in any way affecting its rights with respect to such partial shipment.
(c) Seller reserves a purchase money security interest in the Products sold hereunder and in the proceeds thereof, in the amount of the purchase price. This security interest will be satisfied by payment in full. In the event of default by Buyer on any of its obligations to Seller, Seller will have the right to repossess the Products without liability to Buyer. In such event, Buyer agrees to make the Products available to Seller so as to enable Seller to repossess them without a breach of the peace. Seller may file a copy of the invoice with appropriate authorities at any time as a financing statement and/or chattel mortgage to perfect Seller's security interest. Buyer shall cooperate fully with Seller to execute such other documents and to accomplish such filings and/or recordings thereof as Seller may deem reasonably necessary for the protection of Seller's interests in the Products furnished hereunder.
(d) If a Letter of Credit is required for payment, Buyer shall, at least ninety (90) days prior to the scheduled shipment date, provide to Seller an irrevocable Confirmed Sight Letter of Credit in favor of Seller in an amount sufficient to cover the purchase price for all Products to be delivered. The Letter of Credit shall be available for drawing at a US bank designated by Seller, providing for payment in full against shipment with the freight waybill being the evidence of shipment. All bank and Letter of Credit charges will be paid by Buyer.
(e) The placement of a purchase order by the Buyer is hereby expressly limited to the terms of this offer to sell, and any terms of the Buyer's purchase order, drawings, or other technical data that conflicts with the quote or other terms of the Seller are hereby expressly objected to and will not be a part of the resultant contract unless specifically agreed to in writing by the Seller.
4. SHIPMENT, RISK OF LOSS AND INSURANCE.
Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Seller, title and risk of loss or damage shall pass to Buyer upon delivery of the Products to the transportation company at Seller's facility, whether or not installation at Buyer's facility is to be provided by, or under the supervision of, Seller. Seller reserves the right to ship Products freight collect and to select the means of transportation and routing. If advised, Seller will insure Products to their full value or declare full value thereof to the transportation company and all shipping and insurance costs shall be for Buyer's account and Buyer agrees to reimburse Seller for the cost of shipping and insurance. Confiscation or destruction of, or damage to, Products shall not release, reduce or in any way affect Buyer's obligation to pay for same.
5. RETURN OF PRODUCTS.
(a) Products may not be returned to Seller without first obtaining Seller's consent. A request for return (RMA) must be filed with Seller and shall include P.O. number, approximate date shipped and any other identifying numbers (such as invoice number and date, etc.). Any request for return of Products for credit must state the type and quantity of Products, the part numbers and the reasons for the return. If return authorization is granted, Products shall be returned in Seller's original packaging materials. If original packaging materials are no longer available, Buyer shall contact Seller for packaging instructions. No credit allowance for defective Product will be made, nor will any replacement for any such Product be provided, unless the alleged defects are established to Seller's reasonable satisfaction after suitable testing and inspection. Notwithstanding any defect or nonconformity, or any other matter, all risk of loss shall remain in Buyer until the Products are returned at Buyer's expense to such location as Seller shall designate in writing. Buyer, at its expense, shall fully insure such Products against all loss or damage until Seller has been paid in full therefore, or the Products have been returned to Seller.
(b) Buyer shall have the right to inspect the Products upon delivery. Buyer's exclusive remedy with respect to any defective or non-
Any order for a standard Product accepted by Seller but cancelled by Buyer prior to shipment, shall be subject to a cancellation charge of ten percent (10%) or more of the order value to cover the costs of processing and order handling. If cancellation occurs less than thirty (30) days before the estimated shipment date, such cancellation shall be subject to written acceptance by Seller and a cancellation charge of twenty-
(a) Buyer will pay, at applicable contract prices, for all non-
(b) Buyer will pay all costs, direct and indirect, which have been incurred by Seller with regard to nonstandard Products which have not been completely manufactured at the time of Seller's receipt of the notice of cancellation.
Buyer understands and agrees that such charges are reasonable in light of the anticipated or actual harm to Seller, the difficulties of proof of loss and the inconvenience to Seller of otherwise being reasonable compensated for its efforts as a result of the cancellation of any purchase order.
7. LIMITED WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF REMEDIES.
(a) Except as otherwise specified herein, Seller warrants Products to perform in the manner and under the conditions specified in Seller's Product Specification for twelve (12) months from date of shipment. Buyer and Seller agree that the price offered to Buyer by Seller for Products is a consideration in limiting Seller's obligations with respect to Products. Accordingly, Buyer agrees that the remedies provided by Seller for any breach of this warranty adequately protect Buyer's interests and expectations in the event it receives defective or non-
(b) The foregoing warranty: i) is made to Buyer only, and is nontransferable, ii) is the only warranty made by Seller with respect to Products whether written, oral or implied and Seller expressly disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, ii) may only be modified or amended by a written instrument signed by a duly authorized officer of Seller. Sub-
(c) Seller will not be liable for any loss, damages or penalty resulting from delay in delivery of the Products when such delay is due to causes beyond the reasonable control of Seller, including without limitation, supplier delay, force majeure, act of God, labor unrest, fire, explosion or earthquake. In any such event, the delivery date will be deemed extended for a period equal to the delay. Seller will attempt to meet shipment schedules. However, any shipment quotation or forecast on an order acknowledgment is only an estimate of the time required to make shipment, and Seller hereby expressly disclaims all liability, for any losses, consequential or otherwise, because of any delay or failure to deliver all or any part of any order for any reason. Seller reserves the right to allocate inventories and current production in any way it deems desirable.
8. SELLER’S RIGHT TO SUBCONTRACT.
Seller may subcontract any portion of the work on any Product or component thereof but Seller's obligations and rights hereunder shall not thereby be limited or affected.
9. BANKRUPTCY OR INSOLVENCY OF BUYER.
If the financial conditions of the Buyer at any time is such as to give Seller, in its reasonable judgment, grounds for insecurity concerning Buyer's ability to perform its obligations under this agreement, Seller may in its sole discretion: (a) by notice in writing to Buyer, cancel this agreement, without judicial intervention or declaration of default of Buyer and without prejudice to any right or remedy which may have accrued or may accrue thereafter to Seller, (b) require full or partial payment in advance and suspend any further deliveries or continuance of any work to be performed by Seller until such payment has been received; or (c) make all shipments to Buyer C.O.D.
10. SELLER'S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
The sale of the Products to Buyer shall in no way be deemed to confer upon Buyer any right, interest or license in any patents or patent applications, trade marks or copyrights of the Seller. Seller retains for itself all proprietary rights in and to all designs, engineering details, and other data and materials pertaining to any Products supplied by Seller and to all discoveries, inventions, patents and other proprietary rights arising out of the work done by Seller in connection with the Products or with any products developed by Seller as a result thereof.
11. APPLICABLE LAW, JURISDICTION AND VENUE, ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS.
This agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this agreement. The Pennsylvania State Courts of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (or if there is exclusive federal jurisdiction, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Pennsylvania) will have exclusive jurisdiction over and be the sole venue for the resolution of any dispute arising out of this agreement, and Buyer hereby consents to the jurisdiction of such courts. Reasonable attorneys fees and costs will be awarded to the prevailing party in the event of litigation and/or arbitration involving this agreement.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
THE WARRANTIES OF SELLER SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE IN LIEU OF, AND BUYER HEREBY WAIVES ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF SELLER, EXPRESS, STATUTORY, WRITTEN, ORAL, OR IMPLIED, ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN BUYER AND SELLER TO WHICH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. BUYER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE AMOUNTS WHICH SELLER CHARGES FOR PRODUCTS DO NOT INCLUDE ANY CONSIDERATION FOR THE ASSUMPTION BY SELLER OF THE RISK OF CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHICH MAY ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF PRODUCTS BY BUYER OR BUYER’S CUSTOMERS. SELLER’S LIABILITY UNDER, FOR BREACH OF, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE SALE OF PRODUCTS WILL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF ANY DEFECTIVE OR NON-