Howmet Sales TandC

Howmet Sales TandC
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
Rev. November 2014
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE APPLY TO THE SALE OF SELLER'S GOODS AND/OR
SERVICES. SELLER'S ACCEPTANCE OF ANY ORDER IS EXPRESSLY MADE CONDITIONAL UPON
THE APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE TO THE PARTIES’
TRANSACTIONS. SELLER OBJECTS TO ANY ADDITIONAL OR DIFFERENT TERMS AND
CONDITIONS PROPOSED BY BUYER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO BUYER'S PREPRINTED
FORMS, BOILER PLATE, OR OTHER COMMUNICATIONS. SELLER WILL NOT BE DEEMED TO
HAVE WAIVED THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE IF SELLER FAILS TO OBJECT TO
PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN BUYER'S COMMUNICATIONS. BUYER'S SILENCE OR ITS
ACCEPTANCE OF SELLER'S GOODS OR SERVICES CONSTITUTES BUYER’S ACCEPTANCE OF
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE.
1.
Acceptance. Any order placed by Buyer is subject to written acceptance by Seller, such as with a sales
order acknowledgement. These Terms and Conditions of Sale (“Terms”) constitute the sole terms and
conditions of any order between the parties unless other written, mutually agreed, terms and conditions
have been executed between the parties.
2.
Price. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the parties, pricing and charges will be established at
the time Seller accepts Buyer’s order for goods or services by sales order acknowledgement or as
otherwise noted by Seller in writing.
3.
Payment.
(a)
Buyer will make payment pursuant to Seller’s invoices at the prices provided herein subject to
any applicable agreement between the parties such as material re-pricing or alloy cost adjustments or
labor or utilities cost adjustments. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Payments must be made in U.S.
dollars.
(b)
Buyer shall submit with each payment a statement, which clearly states, without commingling,
Seller’s invoice numbers, quantity of goods and amount being paid.
(c)
Buyer's obligation to make full and timely payment for each shipment will be without rights of
set-off. The prices and charges stated do not include state or federal excise, sale or use taxes, if any. All
such taxes in effect or hereafter levied which are applicable to the order, are in addition to such prices
and will be paid by Buyer. In the event that Buyer fails to pay Seller's invoices when due, Buyer will be
obligated to pay Seller, on all amounts so unpaid, interest, at the maximum permissible rate for overdue
accounts, from the date such payment was due until the date paid by Buyer. Such interest will be due
and payable without demand by Seller.
(d)
Unless stated otherwise by Seller, payment terms are net thirty (30) days from the date of
Seller’s invoice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, should Buyer experience a deterioration in its
creditworthiness or other reasonable grounds for insecurity arise with respect to Buyer’s ability to timely
pay, Seller may demand different terms of payment and may, orally or in writing, demand assurance of
Buyer's ability to timely pay. Seller may, upon the making of such demand, stop production and
suspend shipment hereunder. If, within the period stated in such demand, Buyer fails or refuses to agree
to such different terms of payment or fails or refuses to give adequate assurance of Buyer’s ability to
timely pay, Seller may, at its option, treat such failure or refusal as a repudiation of the portion of the
order which has not been fully performed, or may resume production and may make shipment under
reservation of possession of a security interest and may demand payment against tender of documents of
title. In all cases, acceptance of an order is conditional for a period of up to three business days to
confirm Buyer’s creditworthiness.
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(e)
Seller retains all rights at law pertaining to collection of unpaid amounts owed by Buyer under
these Terms, and Buyer shall reimburse Seller for all costs associated with such collection activities
including reasonable attorney fees.
4.
Delivery. All delivery or shipping dates are estimates only. Unless otherwise agreed to, all goods are
sold:
International: EXW Seller’s facility Incoterms®2010. Title and risk of loss or damage will pass to
Buyer at the delivery point.
Domestic US: FOB Seller’s plant, freight collect. Buyer shall bear all risk of loss or damage to the
goods once they have been delivered to Buyer’s carrier at Seller’s plant.
5.
Delays. Seller will use reasonable efforts to fill each order in accordance with the estimated delivery or
shipping date, but Seller will not be responsible for any delays in filling orders nor liable for any losses
or damages resulting from such delays. Orders will not be subject to cancellation for such delays.
6.
Force Majeure. Seller will not be liable for failure in the performance of any of its obligations
hereunder caused by anything beyond the reasonable control of Seller, including, but not limited to,
accidents, labor disputes or disruptions, strikes, terrorist acts, shortages of labor, materials, fuel or
power, fires, floods or other acts of God, acts or omissions of Buyer, delays in transportation or lack of
transportation facilities, priorities required, requested or granted for the benefit of the Federal or any
state government, restrictions imposed by law or any rules or regulations thereunder, or any cause
beyond Seller’s reasonable control, whether similar to or dissimilar to the foregoing.
7.
Packaging and Transportation. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing, Seller shall package
the goods in accordance with applicable industry standards. The agency and method of transportation of
the goods and the routing of the goods to the delivery point will be designated by Seller. If Seller
complies with Buyer’s request with respect to the use of any agency or method of packaging or
transportation or any routing other than that which would otherwise be designated by Seller, all packing,
marking, shipping, transportation and other charges which are in excess of the charges which would
otherwise be incurred by Seller will be for Buyer’s account and Buyer agrees to pay such amounts in
accordance with the payment terms in these Terms.
8.
Shipments; Shipping Weights.
(a)
Seller may make partial shipments and may invoice for each such partial shipment separately.
Each partial shipment will be deemed to be a separate sale, however, delay in delivery of any partial
shipment will not relieve Buyer of its obligation to accept delivery of any remaining shipments.
(b)
Seller’s shipping weights will govern for each shipment. Should Buyer dispute the shipping
weight of any shipment, Buyer will promptly notify Seller in writing of the reasons for such dispute and
provide to Seller all necessary documents to substantiate the difference.
9.
Inspection, Acceptance or Rejection.
(a)
Within seven (7) days after Seller’s delivery of goods or completion of services, Buyer must
inspect and accept or rightfully reject goods or services and notify Seller of any non-conformity.
Unless Seller receives notice of Buyer’s rightful rejection within seven (7) days after Seller’s delivery of
goods or services, the goods or services shall be deemed to have been accepted.
(b)
If Buyer rightfully rejects non-conforming goods or services within the time period noted above,
Seller will, at its option, repair, correct or replace at no cost to Buyer any such non-conforming goods or
services, provided that Buyer (i) provides written notice to Seller of any such non-conformance and (ii)
returns the non-conforming goods to Seller in accordance with this section. All goods shall be returned
pursuant to Seller’s return material authorization process per Section 19, and Seller shall bear the
transportation costs associated with Buyer’s return of non-conforming goods. Seller may at its option,
participate in the failure investigation of any allegedly non-conforming goods or services on Buyer’s
property or wherever the goods or result of the services are located and shall be entitled to repair, correct
or replace non-conforming goods or services at such site or at Seller’s designated facility.
(c)
Repair, correction or replacement in the manner provided above shall constitute Buyer’s sole
remedies and Seller's sole obligations with respect to goods or services rightfully rejected by Buyer.
Seller shall have no liability for other direct, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages,
including, but not limited to, tear down or rebuild of engines or other higher assemblies and machining
or other value add services.
10.
Warranty.
(a)
Seller warrants that the goods delivered to Buyer will conform to the agreed upon specifications
for a period of twelve (12) months from the date Seller delivers the goods. Seller warrants that any
services provided to Buyer or for Buyer’s benefit will conform to the agreed upon specifications for a
period of ninety (90) days from the date of Seller’s completion of the services.
(b)
Notwithstanding any longer statute of limitations, if Buyer has a warranty claim, Buyer must
provide written notification to Seller of the warranty claim (i) promptly (but no later than ten (10) days)
after discovering the warranty claim and (ii) within the warranty period. Buyer’s failure to adhere to
the foregoing timing requirements shall preclude Buyer from any remedies for such warranty claim.
Buyer must also return the non-conforming goods to Seller in accordance with Seller’s return material
authorization process per Section 19. Seller shall bear the transportation costs associated with Buyer’s
return of non-conforming goods. Seller may at its option, participate in the failure investigation of any
allegedly non-conforming goods or services on Buyer’s property or wherever the goods or result of the
services are located and shall be entitled to repair, correct or replace non-conforming goods or services
at such site or at Seller’s designated facility.
(c)
Seller’s warranty shall not apply to any goods or services which have been subjected to accident,
misuse or unauthorized alteration. Seller’s warranty, as previously noted, is limited to the agreed upon
specifications and Seller is not responsible for any other specifications for the goods or services or
characteristics of the goods or services, including latent anomalies in conforming goods or services.
(d)
THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN SECTION 10 ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. NO WARRANTY IS OFFERED BY SELLER ON ANY GOODS OR SERVICES
WHICH ARE DEVELOPMENTAL OR SAMPLES.
(e)
If Buyer adheres to the requirements in Section 10, Seller will, at its option, repair, correct or
replace at no cost to Buyer any goods or services which prove to be non-conforming with the warranty
in Section 10(a).
(f)
Repair, correction or replacement in the manner provided above shall constitute Buyer’s sole
remedies and Seller's sole obligations under this warranty. Seller shall have no liability for other direct,
special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, tear down or rebuild
of engines or other higher assemblies and machining or other value add services.
11.
Limitation of Liability. In no event will Seller be liable for any direct damages beyond those stipulated
under Sections 9 and 10, nor shall Seller be liable for any incidental, consequential, indirect, special,
contingent, or punitive damages arising out of or relating to: (i) any breach of contract or warranty, tort
(including negligence and strict liability), or other theories of law with respect to goods sold or services
rendered by Seller, or undertakings, acts or omissions relating thereto; (ii) the tender of non-conforming
goods or services; (iii) breach of any other provision of any order or Seller's performance in connection
therewith; or (iv) any claim of any kind arising out of or relating to any order or Seller's performance in
connection therewith. In any event, Seller’s liability to Buyer shall not exceed the purchase price of the
goods or services on which such liability is based. Buyer assumes all other liability for any loss, damage
or injury to persons or property arising out of, connected with or resulting from the use of the goods or
services, either alone or in combination with other products or services.
12.
Indemnity. Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold Seller harmless from third party product liability
claims, losses, damages, or expenses (including reasonable costs of defending any proceedings) arising
out of or resulting from (i) the design, testing or machining of the goods or services by Buyer or third
parties (including Buyer’s responsibility to test the goods after machining by Buyer or Buyer’s
designated machining subcontractors) or (ii) the goods or services having been altered, modified or
improperly installed, operated, used or maintained by Buyer or Buyer’s customers or any third party.
13.
Termination. Buyer may not terminate an order without the prior written consent of Seller. If Seller
consents to such termination, termination charges computed by Seller will be assessed in connection
with such termination, and shall be due and payable not later than thirty (30) days after submittal of said
termination charges. Without liability to Buyer, Seller may terminate any agreement, contract or order
or related orders in the event that Buyer breaches any of the foregoing and fails to remedy any such
breach within ten days of Seller’s transmission to Buyer of written notification describing the breach.
14.
Changes. Any changes requested by Buyer as a condition of entering into an order or subsequent to
entry into an order which change the basis of Seller’s quote, including these Terms, will be subject to the
consent of Seller and subject to an equitable price or delivery adjustment, or both, as determined by
Seller.
15.
Confidentiality. Unless otherwise agreed to in a non-disclosure agreement executed by the parties, (i)
Seller will not be bound by any obligations of confidentiality or non-disclosure and (ii) all information
disclosed by Seller to Buyer is confidential information and Seller agrees to protect such information for
a period of two years following Seller’s last shipment of goods or provision of services to Buyer.
16.
Intellectual Property & Infringement.
(a)
Intellectual Property: No right, title, or interest in and to any development, invention, or work of
authorship, conceived or developed by Seller during the course of performance hereunder, is conveyed
to Buyer. Seller does not grant to Buyer, and nothing contained herein will obligate or be construed to
obligate Seller to grant to Buyer, any license under any patents or other intellectual property owned by
Seller. Except for data that Seller has agreed to provide as a deliverable, or data customarily provided
by Seller for quality control purposes (which Buyer must keep confidential and use solely for such
purposes), Seller shall not be required to deliver any data concerning its manufacturing processes.
(b)
Infringement: Buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seller, its officers,
employees or agents from any liability, damages, costs or expenses (including court costs and reasonable
attorney’s fees) arising out of any actual or alleged infringement of any third party copyright, patent,
trade secret, trademark, or other intellectual proprietary right arising out of Seller’s use of any design,
drawing or specifications provided or approved by Buyer.
17.
Tooling. Title to and ownership of tooling listed as a deliverable in a line item in Buyer’s order and
paid for by Buyer shall vest in Buyer. Buyer shall be responsible for funding replacement tooling when
the normal life of the tooling is exhausted. If Seller does not receive an order from Buyer for goods or
services requiring the use of such tooling for a period of one year, Seller may, by written notice to Buyer
at Buyer’s last known address, request Buyer to make disposition thereof at Buyer’s expense. If Buyer
fails to issue disposition instructions to Seller within forty five (45) days of such notice, Seller may
make any use or dispose of such tooling without liability or obligation to Buyer. Seller may remove any
embedded intellectual property which it either owns or is controlled under applicable export control laws
prior to returning any Buyer owned tooling.
18.
Trade Compliance. Goods, services and information supplied by Seller are subject to U.S. import and
export laws and regulations and may be subject to EU and other applicable countries’ export/import
rules and regulations as well. For shipments outside of the U.S., if Seller agrees to be responsible for
obtaining the appropriate export license(s) necessary to permit shipment of the goods or performance of
the services, including applications for agreements relating to defense services, Buyer will cooperate
with Seller in obtaining such export licenses at Seller’s request. Seller will have no liability to Buyer in
the event that an export license is not approved or is later withdrawn or suspended. Seller may, in its
sole discretion, agree to engage in a “routed transaction”, in which case Buyer shall provide all
documents and take all actions requested by Seller to comply with U.S. export requirements. Buyer
agrees to comply with applicable import and export regulations whether administered by the Office of
Defense Trade Controls, US Department of State, Bureau of Export Administration, the Department of
Commerce, Office of Financial Asset Control (OFAC) or any other agency of the United States
Government which provide inter alia that the goods or services shall not be re-sold, diverted, re-exported
or disposed of in other than the country of ultimate destination without the prior approval of the United
States Department of State or Commerce or other agency of the United States Government, whichever is
applicable. Buyer agrees to provide Seller any documentation Seller reasonably requests to comply with
the regulations. For shipments within the U.S., it is the responsibility of Buyer or other exporter to
comply with all U.S. export control laws and regulations.
19.
Return Material Authorization Process. All requests by Buyer to return goods to Seller must be
initiated through Seller’s responsible account representative. If Buyer has provided the appropriate
information to Seller, Seller will issue a return material authorization (“RMA”) number to Buyer within
five (5) working days of Seller’s receipt of the appropriate information from Buyer. The parties will
agree to any special instructions associated with the return of such product at the time the RMA number
is issued by Seller.
20.
Insurance. Buyer shall at all times carry sufficient, relevant insurance coverage to cover potential
claims at its own expense, including Commercial General Liability Insurance with coverage of no less
than US$5,000,000 per occurrence for death, bodily injury, and property damage and Aircraft Product
Liability Insurance covering products and services for the aerospace industry, if applicable, in an amount
not less than US$10,000,000 per occurrence and not less than US$10,000,000 per grounding. Seller
retains the right to require a reasonable increase, consistent with industry standards, in the above stated
insurance limits at any time. Such policies shall be written by an insurer with an A.M. Best rating of A,
Class VIII. At Seller's request, Buyer shall provide Seller with a certificate of insurance evidencing
such coverage currently in force, and will provide updated certificates, in a timely fashion, as policies
are renewed thereafter.
21.
Assignment & Waiver. These Terms and any accepted orders shall be binding on Buyer and Seller.
Buyer may not assign orders without the prior written consent of Seller. No provision hereof and no
breach of any provision will be deemed waived by reason of any previous waiver of such provision or of
any breach thereof.
22.
Amendment. These Terms and any accepted orders may be modified only by a writing signed by an
authorized representative of Seller.
23.
Severability. The invalidity, in whole or in part, of any provision in these Terms will not affect the
remainder of such provision or any other provision. If any provision or application of these Terms is
invalid or unenforceable, then a suitable and equitable provision will be substituted for such provision in
order to carry out, so far as may be valid and enforceable, the intent and purpose of these Terms
including the invalid or unenforceable provision.
24.
Survival. The provisions entitled or regarding Limitation of Liability, Trade Compliance, Intellectual
Property & Infringement, Confidentiality , Warranty, Indemnity and all other sections providing for
limitation of or protection against liability of Seller shall survive termination, cancellation or expiration
of any contract or any order.
25.
Applicable Law. These Terms and all accepted orders will be governed by, and interpreted in
accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, excluding those relating to choice or
conflicts of law. Any and all disputes between the parties that may arise pursuant to an order or these
Terms will be heard and determined before an appropriate federal or state court located in Allegheny
County, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Buyer waives any and all objections that it may have as to personal
jurisdiction or venue in any of the aforementioned tribunals. The rights and remedies set forth herein are
exclusive and in lieu of any other rights or remedies at law.
26.
Government Orders. It is recognized by the parties that in instances where work is being performed
under orders for the U.S. Government or Prime Contractors contracting with the U.S. Government,
applicable DAR/DFAR or other Government regulatory clauses may apply if accepted by Seller. In the
event of a conflict between and such Government clauses and these Terms, these Terms shall take
precedence.
27.
Access. Buyer may enter Seller’s facility(ies) which are performing an order only on reasonable notice
during normal business hours, subject at all times to Seller’s safety rules and rules pertaining to
limitations necessary to comply with applicable import and export regulations and protection of the
confidential and proprietary information of Seller or its customers.
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