ASCO Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale

ASCO Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
ASCO Power Technologies, L.P. is herein referred to as the "Seller" and the customer or person or entity purchasing
goods and/or services ("Goods") and/or licensing software and/or firmware, which are preloaded, or to be used with
Goods ("Software") from Seller is referred to as the "Buyer." These Terms and Conditions, any price list or schedule,
quotation, acknowledgment, Seller’s scope of work, or invoice from Seller relevant to the sale of the Goods and licensing
of Software and all documents incorporated by specific reference herein or therein, constitute the complete and exclusive
statement of the terms of the agreement governing the sale of Goods and/or license of Software by Seller to Buyer.
Seller’s acceptance of Buyer’s purchase order is expressly conditional on Buyer’s assent to all of Seller’s terms and
conditions of sale, including terms and conditions that are different from or additional to the terms and conditions of
Buyer’s purchase order. Buyer's acceptance of the Goods and/or Software will manifest Buyer's assent to these Terms
and Conditions. Seller reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse orders.
1. PRICES: Unless otherwise specified in writing by Seller, the price quoted or specified by Seller for the Goods and/or
Software shall remain in effect for thirty (30) days after the date of Seller's quotation provided an unconditional
authorization from Buyer for the shipment of the Goods and/or Software is received and accepted by Seller within such
time period. If such authorization is not received by Seller within such thirty (30) day period, Seller shall have the right to
change the price for the Goods and/or Software to Seller's price for the Goods and/or Software at the time of shipment.
All prices and licensee fees are exclusive of taxes, transportation and insurance, which are to be borne by Buyer.
2. TAXES: Any current or future tax or governmental charge (or increase in same) affecting Seller's costs of production,
sale, or delivery or shipment, or which Seller is otherwise required to pay or collect in connection with the sale, purchase,
delivery, storage, processing, use or consumption of Goods and/or Software, shall be for Buyer's account and shall be
added to the price or billed to Buyer separately, at Seller’s election..
3. TERMS OF PAYMENT: Unless otherwise specified by Seller, terms are net thirty (30) days from date of Seller's
invoice in U.S. currency. Seller shall have the right, among other remedies, either to terminate this agreement or to
suspend further performance under this and/or other agreements with Buyer in the event Buyer fails to make any
payment when due, which other agreements Buyer and Seller hereby amend accordingly. Buyer shall be liable for all
expenses, including attorneys' fees, relating to the collection of past due amounts. If any payment owed to Seller is not
paid when due, it shall bear interest, at a rate to be determined by Seller, which shall not exceed the maximum rate
permitted by law, from the date on which it is due until it is paid. Should Buyer's financial responsibility become
unsatisfactory to Seller, cash payments or security satisfactory to Seller may be required by Seller for future deliveries of
Goods and/or Software. If such cash payment or security is not provided, in addition to Seller's other rights and
remedies, Seller may discontinue deliveries. Buyer hereby grants Seller a security interest in all Goods and/or Software
sold to Buyer by Seller, which security interest shall continue until all such Goods and/or Software are fully paid for, and
Buyer, upon Seller's demand, will execute and deliver to Seller such instruments as Seller requests to protect and perfect
such security interest.
4. SHIPMENT AND DELIVERY: While Seller will use all reasonable commercial efforts to maintain the delivery date(s)
and/or performance dates acknowledged or quoted by Seller, all shipping dates and/or performance dates are
approximate and not guaranteed. Seller reserves the right to make partial shipments. Seller, at its option, shall not be
bound to tender delivery of any Goods, Parts, and/or Software for which Buyer has not provided shipping instructions and
other required information. If the shipment of the Goods, Parts, and/or Software is postponed or delayed by Buyer for
any reason, Buyer agrees to reimburse Seller for any and all storage costs and other additional expenses resulting
therefrom. For sales in which Buyer’s ship to address for the Goods, Parts, and/or Software is outside of the United
States, risk of loss and legal title to the Goods, Parts, and/or Software shall transfer to Buyer immediately after the
Goods, Parts, and/or Software have passed beyond the territorial limits of the United States. In all other instances risk of
loss and legal title to the Goods, Parts, and/or Software shall transfer from Seller to Buyer immediately upon shipment
from the FCA Seller’s Shipping Point. All shipments of Goods, Parts, and/or Software are made on a Free Carrier (FCA)
Seller’s Shipping Point basis, per Incoterms 2010, with Buyer responsible for all official export formalities, authorizations,
risks and expenses as may be applicable for export from the country of shipment. Any claims for shortages or damages
suffered in transit are the responsibility of Buyer and shall be submitted by Buyer directly to the carrier. Shortages or
damages must be identified and signed for at the time of delivery.
5. LIMITED WARRANTY: Subject to the limitations of Section 6, Seller's standard warranty that is applicable to the
Goods and/or Software at the time of purchase is the only warranty applicable to the sale of Seller's Goods and/or
Software and its terms, conditions and limitations are incorporated by reference herein. THE WARRANTY SET FORTH
IN THIS SECTION 5 AND THE WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 7 ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
WARRANTIES GIVEN BY SELLER WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS AND/OR SOFTWARE AND ARE IN LIEU OF
AND EXCLUDE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW OR
OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE WHETHER OR NOT THE PURPOSE OR USE HAS BEEN DISCLOSED TO SELLER IN SPECIFICATIONS,
DRAWINGS OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SELLER'S PRODUCTS ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED
AND/OR MANUFACTURED BY SELLER FOR BUYER'S USE OR PURPOSE.
SELLER'S WARRANTY EXTENDS ONLY TO PURCHASERS WHO BUY FOR INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL USE.
This warranty does not extend to any losses or damages due to misuse, accident, abuse, neglect, normal wear and tear,
negligence (other than Seller's), unauthorized modification or alteration, use beyond rated capacity, unsuitable power
sources or environmental conditions, improper installation, repair, handling, maintenance or application or any other
cause not the fault of Seller. To the extent that Buyer or its agents have supplied specifications, information,
representation of operating conditions or other data to Seller in the selection or design of the Goods and/or Software and
the preparation of Seller's quotation, and in the event that actual operating conditions or other conditions differ from those
represented by Buyer, any warranties or other provisions contained herein that are affected by such conditions shall be
null and void.
Buyer assumes all other responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury to persons or property arising out of, connected
with, or resulting from the use of Goods and/or Software, either alone or in combination with other products/components.
6. LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND LIABILITY: THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF ANY
WARRANTY HEREUNDER (OTHER THAN THE WARRANTY PROVIDED UNDER SECTION 7) SHALL BE LIMITED
TO REPAIR, CORRECTION OR REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE UNDER SECTION 5.
SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY DELAY IN PERFORMANCE AND THE REMEDIES
OF BUYER SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE EXCLUSIVE. IN NO EVENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF
THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, INFRINGEMENT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT
LIABILITY, OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE), SHALL SELLER'S LIABILITY TO BUYER AND/OR ITS CUSTOMERS
EXCEED THE PRICE PAID BY BUYER FOR THE SPECIFIC GOODS AND/OR SOFTWARE PROVIDED BY SELLER
GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION.
BUYER AGREES THAT SELLER'S LIABILITY TO BUYER AND/OR ITS CUSTOMERS SHALL NOT EXTEND TO
INCLUDE INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. The term "consequential damages" shall
include, but not be limited to, loss of anticipated profits, business interruption, loss of use, revenue, reputation and data,
costs incurred, including without limitation, for capital, fuel, power and loss or damage to property or equipment.
Buyer expressly acknowledges and agrees that Seller has set its prices and entered into this Agreement in
reliance upon the limitations of liability, insurance and other terms and conditions specified herein, which
allocate the risk between Seller and Buyer and form a basis of this bargain between the parties.
It is expressly understood that any technical advice furnished by Seller with respect to the use of the Goods and/or
Software is given without charge, 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.
7. PATENTS AND COPYRIGHTS: Subject to the limitations of the second paragraph of Section 6, Seller warrants that
the Goods and/or Software sold, except as are made specifically for Buyer according to Buyer's specifications, do not
infringe any valid U.S. patent or copyright in existence as of the date of shipment. This warranty is given upon the
condition that Buyer promptly notify Seller of any claim or suit involving Buyer in which such infringement is alleged and
cooperate fully with Seller and permit Seller to control completely the defense, settlement or compromise of any such
allegation of infringement. Seller's warranty as to utility patents only applies to infringement arising solely out of the
inherent operation according to Seller's specifications and instructions of such Goods and/or Software. In the event (i)
such Goods and/or Software are held to infringe such a U.S. patent or copyright in such suit, and the use of such Goods
and/or Software is enjoined, or (ii)a compromise or settlement is made by Seller, Seller shall have the right, at its option
and expense, to procure for Buyer the right to continue using such Goods and/or Software, or replace them with noninfringing Goods and/or Software, or modify same to become non-infringing, or grant Buyer a credit for the depreciated
value of such Goods and/or Software and accept return of them. In the event of the foregoing, Seller may also, at its
option, cancel the agreement as to future deliveries of such Goods and/or Software, without liability.
8. INSURANCE: Seller shall maintain the following insurance or self-insurance coverage: Worker’s Compensation in
accordance with the statutory requirements of the state in which work is performed. Employer’s Liability with a limit of
liability of $2,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury by accident or bodily injury by disease. Commercial General
Liability (CGL) for bodily injury and property damage with a limit of $2,000,000 per occurrence and aggregate. CGL
includes Contractual Liability. CGL does not include Products and Completed Operations coverage, which is self-insured.
Automobile Liability insurance that covers usage of all owned, non-owned and leased vehicles and which is subject to
a combined single limit per occurrence of $2,000,000. Automobile Liability insurance includes Contractual Liability and
Cross Liability, but no special endorsements. Additional information related to the insurance coverage provided by Seller
can be found at http://www.marsh.com/moi?client=0900.
Form ASCO T&C 3827 - Rev. 5/1/12
9. EXCUSE OF PERFORMANCE: Seller shall not be liable for delays in performance or for non-performance due to
acts of God; acts of Buyer; war; epidemic; fire; flood; weather; sabotage; strikes or labor disputes; civil disturbances or
riots; governmental requests, restrictions, allocations, laws, regulations, orders or actions; unavailability of or delays in
transportation; default of suppliers; or unforeseen circumstances or any events or causes beyond Seller's reasonable
control. Deliveries or other performance may be suspended for an appropriate period of time or canceled by Seller upon
notice to Buyer in the event of any of the foregoing, but the balance of the agreement shall otherwise remain unaffected
as a result of the foregoing. If Seller determines that its ability to supply the total demand for the Goods and/or Software,
or to obtain material used directly or indirectly in the manufacture of the Goods and/or Software, is hindered, limited or
made impracticable due to causes set forth in the preceding paragraph, Seller may allocate its available supply of the
Goods, Software, and/or such material (without obligation to acquire other supplies of any such Goods, Software, or
material) among its purchasers on such basis as Seller determines to be equitable without liability for any failure of
performance which may result therefrom.
10. CANCELLATION/CHANGES: Buyer may cancel orders only upon reasonable advance written notice and upon
payment to Seller of Seller's cancellation charges which include, among other things, all costs and expenses incurred,
and, to cover commitments made, by the Seller and a reasonable profit thereon. Seller's determination of such
cancellation charges shall be conclusive. Buyer may request changes or additions to the Goods and/or Software
consistent with Seller's specifications and criteria. In the event such changes or additions are accepted by Seller, Seller
may revise the price, license fees, and dates of delivery and/or performance dates. Seller reserves the right to change
designs and specifications for the Goods and/or Software without prior notice to Buyer, except with respect to Goods
and/or Software being made-to-order for Buyer. Seller shall have no obligation to install or make such change in any
Goods and/or Software manufactured prior to the date of such change.
11. NUCLEAR/MEDICAL: GOODS AND SOFTWARE SOLD HEREUNDER ARE NOT FOR USE IN THE CONTROL
AREA OR ANY REACTOR CONNECTED OR SAFETY APPLICATIONS OR WITHIN THE CONTAINMENT AREA OF A
NUCLEAR FACILITY OR FOR INTEGRATION INTO MEDICAL DEVICES. Buyer accepts Goods and Software with the
foregoing understanding, agrees to communicate the same in writing to any subsequent purchasers or users and to
defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seller from any claims, losses, suits, judgments and damages, including incidental
and consequential damages, arising from such use, whether the cause of action be based in tort, contract or otherwise,
including allegations that the Seller’s liability is based on negligence or strict liability.
12. SOFTWARE: Notwithstanding any other provision herein to the contrary, Seller or applicable third party licensor to
Seller shall retain all rights of ownership and title in its respective Software, including without limitation all rights of
ownership and title in its respective copies of such Software. Except as otherwise provided herein, Buyer is hereby
granted a nonexclusive, non-transferable royalty free license to use the Software incorporated into the Goods solely for
purposes of Buyer properly utilizing such Goods purchased from Seller. All other Software shall be furnished to, and
used by, Buyer subject to Seller's (or the licensor’s) applicable standard license agreement, the terms of which are
incorporated herein by reference.
13. TOOLING: Tool, die, and pattern charges, if any, are in addition to the price of the Goods and are due and payable
upon completion of the tooling. All such tools, dies and patterns shall be and remain the property of Seller. Charges for
tools, dies, and patterns do not convey to Buyer, title, ownership interest in, or rights to possession or removal, or prevent
their use by Seller for other purchasers, except as otherwise expressly provided by Seller and Buyer in writing with
reference to this provision.
14. INSPECTION/TESTING/INSTALLATION: Buyer, at its option and expense, may observe the inspection and testing
by Seller of the Goods and/or Software for compliance with Seller's standard test procedures prior to shipment, which
inspection and testing shall be conducted at Seller's plant at such reasonable time as is specified by Seller. Any rejection
of the Goods and/or Software must be made promptly by Buyer before shipment. Tests shall be deemed to be
satisfactorily completed and the test fully met when the Goods and/or Software meet Seller's criteria for such procedures.
If Buyer does not inspect the Goods and/or Software at Seller's plant as provided herein, Buyer shall have ten (10) days
from (i) the date of delivery of goods and/or Software and (ii) from the date of completion of each portion of the services
to inspect the Goods and/or Software, and in the event of any non-conformity, Buyer must give written notice to Seller
within said period stating why the Goods and/or Software are not conforming. Failure by Buyer to give such notice
constitutes unqualified acceptance of the Goods and/or Software. Buyer’s sole remedy for non-conforming services shall
be correct performance of services incorrectly performed by Seller. Buyer shall be responsible for receiving, inspecting,
testing, storing, installing, starting up (unless included in Seller’s proposal) and maintaining all Goods.
15. RETURNED GOODS: Advance written permission to return Goods and/or Software must be obtained from Seller in
accordance with Seller’s then current Return Material Authorization (RMA) procedures and a return authorization number
issued. Such Goods and/or Software must be (i) current, unused Goods and/or Software, (ii) free of all liens,
encumbrances, or other claims, and (iii) shipped, transportation prepaid, to Seller’s specified location. Returns made
without proper written permission will not be accepted by Seller. Seller reserves the right to inspect Goods and/or
Software prior to authorizing return.
16. BILLABLE SERVICES: Additional charges will be billed to Buyer at Seller’s then prevailing labor rates for any of the
following: (a) any services not specified in Seller’s quotation, Seller’s order acknowledgement, or other documents
referenced herein and therein; (b) any services performed at times other than Seller’s normal service hours; (c) if
reasonable site and/or equipment access is denied the Seller service representative; and (d) if it is necessary, due to
local circumstances, to use union labor or hire an outside contractor, Seller service personnel will provide supervision
only and the cost of such union or contract labor will be charged to Buyer.
17. DOCUMENTATION/BUYER SUPPLIED DATA: Seller shall provide Buyer with that data/documentation which is
specifically identified in Seller's quotation. If additional copies of data/documentation are to be provided by Seller, it shall
be provided to Buyer at Seller's applicable prices then in effect. Seller's prints and drawings (including without limitation,
the underlying technology) furnished by Seller to Buyer in connection with this agreement are the property of Seller and
Seller retains all rights, including without limitation, exclusive rights of use, licensing and sale. Possession of such prints
or drawings does not convey to Buyer any rights or license, and Buyer shall return all copies (in whatever medium) of
such prints or drawings to Seller immediately upon request therefor. To the extent that Seller has been provided by, or on
behalf of, Buyer any specifications, description of operating conditions or other data and information in connection with
the selection or design of the Goods and/or Software, and/or the provision of Services, and the actual operating
conditions or other circumstances differ from those provided by Buyer and relied upon by Seller, any warranties or other
provisions contained herein which are affected by such conditions shall be null and void.
18. EXPORT/IMPORT: Buyer agrees that all applicable import and export control laws, regulations, orders and
requirements, including without limitation those of the United States, and the jurisdictions in which the Seller and Buyer
are established or from which Goods, Software, and Services may be supplied, will apply to their receipt and use. In no
event shall Buyer use, transfer, release, import, export, Goods or Software in violation of such applicable laws,
regulations, orders or requirements.
19. GENERAL PROVISIONS: These terms and conditions supersede all other communications, negotiations and prior
oral or written statements regarding the subject matter of these terms and conditions. No change, modification,
rescission, discharge, abandonment, or waiver of these terms and conditions shall be binding upon the Seller unless
made in writing and signed on its behalf by a duly authorized representative of Seller. No conditions, usage of trade,
course of dealing or performance, understanding or agreement purporting to modify, vary, explain, or supplement these
terms and conditions shall be binding unless hereafter made in writing and signed by the party to be bound, and no
modification or additional terms shall be applicable to this agreement by Seller's receipt, acknowledgment, or acceptance
of purchase orders, shipping instruction forms, or other documentation containing terms at variance with or in addition to
those set forth herein. Any such modifications or additional terms are specifically rejected and deemed a material
alteration hereof. If this document shall be deemed an acceptance of a prior offer by Buyer, such acceptance is
expressly conditional upon Buyer’s assent to any additional or different terms set forth herein. No waiver by either party
with respect to any breach or default or of any right or remedy, and no course of dealing, shall be deemed to constitute a
continuing waiver of any other breach or default or of any other right or remedy, unless such waiver be expressed in
writing and signed by the party to be bound. All typographical or clerical errors made by Seller in any quotation,
acknowledgment or publication are subject to correction. Buyer shall not assign its rights or delegate its duties
hereunder or any interest herein without the prior written consent of Seller, and any such assignment, without such
consent, shall be void.
The validity, performance, and all other matters relating to the interpretation and effect of this agreement shall be
governed by the law of the state of New Jersey without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Buyer and Seller agree
that the proper venue for all actions arising in connection herewith shall be only in New Jersey and the parties agree to
submit to such jurisdiction. No action, regardless of form, arising out of transactions relating to this contract, may be
brought by either party more than two (2) years after the cause of action has accrued. The U.N. Convention on Contracts
for the International Sales of Goods shall not apply to this agreement. Buyer shall not solicit, directly or indirectly, or
employ any employee of Seller during the period any Goods are being provided to Buyer and for a period of one (1) year
after the last provision of Goods.
20. INDEMNITY: Each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from loss, damage, liability or expense
resulting from damage to personal property of a third party, or injuries, including death, to third parties to the extent
caused by a negligent act or omission of the party providing indemnification or a party’s subcontractors, agents or
employees during performance of services hereunder. Such indemnification shall be reduced to the extent damage or
injuries are attributable to others. The indemnifying party shall defend the other party in accordance with and to the
extent of the above indemnification, provided that the indemnifying party is: (i) promptly notified by the other party, in
writing, of any claims, demands or suits for such damages or injuries; (ii) given all reasonable information and assistance
by the other party; (iii) given full control over any resulting negotiation, arbitration or litigation, including the right to
choose counsel and settle claims, or the indemnifying party’s obligations herein shall be deemed waived.
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