CHROMALOX GERMANY STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

Chromalox Privacy Statement

Chromalox respects your privacy. Chromalox does not sell, rent, or loan any identifiable information regarding its customers to any third party. Any information you give us is held with the utmost care and security and is only used to facilitate your business relationship with Chromalox.

Information Collection

Chromalox will explicitly ask when they need information that personally identifies you or allows them to contact you ("Personal Information"). Generally this information is requested when registering for the site, requesting a particular service, making a purchase, communicating with Chromalox, or entering a giveaway or sweepstakes. Examples of such information are: name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, industry, channel, and product interests.

Use of Information

Chromalox, in many parts of the world, utilizes a  representative network for best meeting your personal needs on a local level. These representative  companies have access to much of the same information as Chromalox concerning customer-specific information. As a result, for the exclusive purposes of privacy issues and access to personal information, these  representatives are not considered to be a third party, but rather, are considred to be part of the Chromalox organization in order to provide you with a higher level of service.

The Personal Information described above will be collected by Chromalox and any of its direct representative organization. Personal Information is used by Chromalox to assist in serving you more effectively. Personal Information is also used by Chromalox to improve the content of our Internet System, to customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual customer, to notify customers about updates to our website, and/or to contact customers for marketing purposes.

Chromalox may sell or share non-personal aggregate, or summary, information regarding its customers with partners or other third parties, but Chromalox does not sell or share any information at the individual customer level.

Chromalox may disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Chromalox or the Chromalox Internet System; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Chromalox, the site or the users of the Chromalox Internet System, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Chromalox, the Chromalox Internet System or the public.

Reviewing and Updating Information

Whenever possible, Chromalox will provide you with the means to ensure that your Personal Information is correct and current. You may update your contact information at 800-443-2640.

To request that your Personal Information be removed from Chromalox's database, or to request that Chromalox no longer solicit you either by e-mail, telephone, regular mail or by any other means, please contact Chromalox directly at 800-443-2640 and request any such action. Please be sure to provide us with your exact e-mail address, name, address and/or telephone number(s) in order to be sure we handle your request correctly.

Cookies

Chromalox uses a feature of your Web browser called a "cookie" to assign a unique identification to your computer. Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive. Chromalox creates and then uses these cookie files to track your clicks as you go through the Chromalox Web site.

Currently, Chromalox  uses cookies to keep track of usage statistics, to tell us whether you have visited previously, and to help us determine whether you came from a particular Internet link or banner advertisement.

Cookies may also be used to help to save and retrieve information used on the Chromalox site such as contact information, preferences, saving you from having to re-enter this information upon every visit to the Chromalox Internet System. Cookies cannot be used by Chromalox to retrieve any personal information about you. Chromalox does not and cannot use cookies to retrieve personal information about you from your computer unless such information was knowingly and willingly provided by you.

Activity Logging

The Chromalox.com website, as do most websites, writes to a log file common activity information such as IP addresses and browser types for systems administration purposes. These logs will be analyzed to constantly improve the value of the materials available to you on the website.

Contact Us

We use email links located on the "contact us" page to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to every one. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. We may also file your comments to improve the site and program, or review and discard the information. Your personal information is only shared with third parties with your explicit permission.

If at any time you believe that a Chromalox site has not adhered to these principles, please notify Chromalox and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.

Modification of This Privacy Statement

Chromalox reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. By using this site, you are agreeing to the terms set forth in Chromalox's Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

Copyright and Trademark Information
Copyright © 2010 Chromalox. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere in this web site, with respect to particular portion, file, or documents is hereby authorized to view, copy, print, and distribute this document subject to the following conditions: The document may be used for informational, non-commercial purposes only. Any copy of the document or portion thereof must include this copyright notice. Chromalox reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued upon written notice from Chromalox.
General Information
The facts and the recommendations made in this publication are based on our own research and the research of others, and are believed to be accurate. We cannot anticipate all conditions under which this information and our products, or the products of other manufacturers in combination with our products, may be used. We accept no responsibility for results obtained by the application of this information or the safety and suitability of our products, either alone or in combination with other products. Users are advised to make their own tests to determine the safety and suitability of each such product or product combination for their own purposes.
Linking Policy Statement

User Policy - Outbound Linking Policy Statement:

Any link (including hyperlinks, buttons or referral devices of any kind) used on this or any other Chromalox web page is provided for the use and convenience of the visitor. The appearance of a link on this or any other Chromalox web page does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or certification by Chromalox, nor should the presence of a link in any way be construed as a suggestion that the site has any relationship with Chromalox.

So You Want to Link to Chromalox Web Pages?

Chromalox encourages links to our pages, and many people have asked for a logo to use as a link. To ensure proper usage of our trademark/brand identity, we've presented one of them below for use in linking to our pages. All we ask is that you agree to follow a few simple rules when using our linking trademark/brand identity. If you have any questions, or have a proposed use that is not in strict conformance with these policies, please contact our webmaster@chromalox.com who will forward the message to the appropriate person.

  1. The below Chromalox linking trademark/brand identity (the "Logo") may only be used as a link to Chromalox homepage (www.chromalox.com) and for no other purpose. It may not link to other pages on your Web site, or to a third party Web site. You may not give the Logo to anyone else. This agreement also incorporates linking to www.chromalox.com, however, Chromalox prefers that linking be done directly to www.chromalox.com.
  2. You agree and acknowledge that this is not a "trademark license" by which you are in any way using the Logo to indicate origin of any product or service you offer.
  3. You agree not to alter the Logo in any manner, including proportions, colors, elements, etc., or animate, morph or otherwise distort its perspective or two-dimensional appearance.
  4. Do not use any of Chromalox names, logos, designs, slogans, or product trademark, or any other words or codes identifying Chromalox web sites in any "metatag" or other information used by search engines or other information location tools to identify and select sites, without Chromalox express written permission for a particular use.
  5. You agree not to use the Logo on any site that disparages Chromalox or its products or services, infringes on Chromalox intellectual property or other rights, or violates any state, federal or international law. Your use of the Logo must be truthful and not misleading. You agree not to use the Logo to imply any relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship by Chromalox that is not true.
  6. You agree not to display the Logo in a manner which displays it in a negative light, disparages it, or uses it in connection with immoral materials or any other way that detracts from the good taste and family values represented by Chromalox.
  7. You agree not to use the Logo as a predominant feature on your Web site. This means (at a minimum) that it must appear smaller than your Web page title and your company logo, it may not be displayed larger or more prominently than other company logos on your page, and it should not appear at the top of the page, but rather at the bottom, along the sides, or in some location less prominent than the top.
  8. You agree to display the Logo by itself. You agree not to use the Logo as a feature or design element of any other logo or any other name or trademark. However, subject to these conditions of use, other company logos may appear on the same Web page.
  9. You agree to link only to the home page/first page of this site (www.chromalox.com). Please do not incorporate any content from this site into your site (e.g., by in-lining or framing). Framing or in-lining is an infringement on the Copyright of Chromalox.
  10. Unless required to use more specific trademark attribution language by any license or agreement you may have from Chromalox, you agree to use the following language on the page where the Logo appears or where there are other legal notices:
    "Chromalox, the Chromalox logo and the Chromalox weblink are trademarks or registered trademarks of Chromalox."
  11. Chromalox reserves the right to approve or disapprove the use of the Logo on your Web page (size, surrounding text, etc.) to ensure that it complies with these policies.
  12. This Agreement applies only to Web pages, and not to other uses, such as documentation, product packaging, or other advertising or marketing materials.
  13. You agree and acknowledge Chromalox rights in the Logo and agree not to adopt, use, register, or attempt to register anywhere in the world any logo or trademark confusingly similar to the Logo. You agree that you will not at any time do or cause to be done, or fail to do or cause to be done, any act or thing, directly or indirectly, contesting or in any way impairing Chromalox right, title or interest in the Logo. You agree that use of the Logo shall inure to the benefit of Chromalox. If you happen to obtain rights in the Logo, you agree to give such rights back to Chromalox.
  14. CHROMALOX DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW REGARDING THE LOGOS, INCLUDING WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY CHROMALOX FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE LOGO.
  15. Chromalox reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify or terminate permission to use the Logo at any time. Chromalox reserves the right to take action against any use that does not conform with the terms of this Agreement, infringes any Chromalox intellectual property or other right, or violates other applicable law.

Save the Chromalox logo below and include it in your web site with a link to http://www.chromalox.com.

Chromalox Logo 2015

To save this Chromalox logo image:

  1. Right-Click anywhere on the image.
  2. Choose "Save Image As" or "Save Picture As".
  3. Choose a location to save the image and click "Save".
  4. Include the image on your site and link to http://www.chromalox.com.
Purchase Orders Terms and Conditions

  1. Acceptance. Any previous correspondence, bid, or quote from Seller characterized as an offer is hereby rejected in full, and in such situations this Purchase Order constitutes Buyer's counter-offer. This Purchase Order constitutes Buyer's offer to Seller upon the terms and conditions stated herein and shall become a binding contract to the terms and conditions set forth herein when it is accepted either by Seller's acknowledgment or performance. This Purchase Order expressly limits acceptance to the terms and conditions stated herein. Any additional or different terms or conditions proposed by the Seller are objected to and hereby rejected. Any reference in this Purchase Order to Seller's quotation or proposal does not imply acceptance of any terms or conditions in that quotation or proposal. Upon acceptance, this Purchase Order shall constitute the entire agreement between Buyer and Seller. Except as provided in paragraph 2 hereof, this Purchase Order may not be altered or modified except in writing, duly executed by an appropriate representative of each party.
  2. Changes. The quantities, prices, terms, conditions or other pertinent specifications of the Purchase Order shall not be changed except by Buyer's written authorization. Where the supplies to be furnished are to be specifically manufactured in accordance with drawings and/or specifications, Buyer may, at any time by written order make changes in (i) drawings, designs, or specifications, (ii) method of shipment or packing, and (iii) place of delivery. If any such change causes an increase or decrease in the cost of, or time required for performance of the work under this Purchase Order, an equitable adjustment shall be made in the contract price or delivery schedule or both. Seller shall not suspend performance of this Purchase Order while Buyer and Seller are in the process of making such adjustment. Seller shall submit its claim within thirty days from the date of receipt of notification of change unless said period is extended in writing by Buyer.
  3. Specifications. If the blueprints and specifications are furnished by the Buyer, this Purchase Order shall be based upon such blueprints and specifications. Approval of samples by the Buyer shall not relieve the Seller from strict and full compliance with such blueprints and specifications. Articles or goods not conforming to such blueprints and specifications may be rejected. Where the cost of property, which has become obsolete or excess as the result of any change is included in Seller's claim for adjustment, the Buyer shall have the right to prescribe the disposition of such property. The foregoing rights of the Buyer are not exclusive and shall not limit Buyer's right to avail itself of any other remedy provided by this Purchase order, law or equity.
  4. Payment Not Constituting Acceptance. Payment for any item on this Purchase Order shall not constitute approval or acceptance of such material by Buyer, and Buyer's right of inspection shall survive payment. Seller shall repay Buyer the purchase price of any material found to be defective, not to conform to specifications, drawings or samples or not shipped in accordance with Buyer's delivery schedule and returned to Seller. Rejected material shall be returned at the expense of Seller upon rejection, and Seller shall bear all risk of loss as to rejected material. Buyer may elect to retain rejected material and remedy any defects or nonconformity to specifications, drawings or samples. Cost of affecting such remedy shall be negotiated between the parties, and the price to be paid by Buyer shall be adjusted accordingly. The foregoing rights of the Buyer are not exclusive and shall not limit Buyers right to avail itself of any other remedy provided by this Purchase order, law. or equity.
  5. Delivery - Inventory Control. Deliveries shall be strictly in accordance with the schedule set out or referred to in this Purchase Order and in exact quantities ordered unless otherwise stated in the Purchase order or the Supplier Agreement. The Seller will limit and phase expenditures, incurrence of costs, and purchases and subcontract commitments for raw materials and components in such fashion to ensure continuity of production, and permit performance and completion of each production increment in sequence without creating any unreasonable accumulation of raw materials or components for any production increments. Shipments in excess of quantities or in advance of scheduled delivery dates as shown herein are not to be made without Buyer's written approval. Buyer reserves the right to return, at Seller's expense, any shipments received contrary to these instructions. Costs of premium freight required by the Buyer on past due shipments shall be the responsibility of the Seller.
  6. Packing and Marking. The goods shall be packed by Seller to ensure safe and proper delivery of the goods to Buyer in an undamaged condition. Seller shall be responsible for any loss or damage. The goods shall also be marked and packaged by Seller in accordance with Buyer's instructions and specifications. A packing list shall be included with each shipment.
  7. Risk of Loss. Risk of loss to the goods shall pass to the Buyer when delivered at the delivery point specified by Buyer.
  8. Taxes. All taxes arising out of the transactions shall be borne by Seller except as otherwise described herein.
  9. Warranty. Seller warrants clear title to the goods, free of any lien or encumbrance; and that all goods shall be new, merchantable, of high quality and workmanship and free from defects; shall conform strictly and in all respects with the terms hereof and with the drawings, designs, specifications, descriptions and samples identified in this Purchase Order, and shall be fit for the purposes intended if the purpose is known or reasonably should be known to Seller. These warranties shall run to Buyer, its successors, assignees, customers, and users of the goods. Seller agrees, at its own expense and whenever reasonably requested by Buyer, to furnish and deliver to Buyer satisfactory evidence showing that each of said drawings, designs, specifications, descriptions and samples have been fully and completely complied with and that the goods supplied hereunder fully and completely conform thereto. Seller agrees, at its cost, to immediately replace, repair, grant credit for, or make good, as requested by Buyer, any goods not conforming to the foregoing warrantees. The foregoing rights of Buyer are not exclusive and shall not limit Buyer's right to avail itself of any other remedy provided by this Purchase Order, law, or equity.
  10. Cancellation by Buyer. Buyer reserves the right to cancel this Purchase Order, or any part thereof, at any time, even though the Seller is not in default hereunder, by giving written notice to the Seller. In the event of such cancellation, Buyer shall pay for all goods and services delivered and completed. An equitable settlement shall be arrived at for cost incurred by Seller for goods and materials in process not to exceed the aggregate committed quantity and/or price specified in this Purchase Order. Where cancellation is by reason of termination of a contract of the United States Government under which this Purchase Order has been placed, Buyer will pay the Seller at such time as Buyer is paid by the United States Government. Upon receipt of any notice of cancellation hereunder, Seller shall, unless otherwise directed, immediately discontinue all work in progress and immediately cancel all orders or subcontracts given or made pursuant to this Purchase Order. Exercise by Buyer of the rights of cancellation reserved in this Paragraph shall give rise to no liability on the part of the Buyer except as specified in this Paragraph and shall not have the effect of waiving damages the Buyer might otherwise be entitled to.
  11. Default. In the event of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings involving Seller, or in the event of the appointment of an assignee for the benefit of creditors or of a receiver, or if Seller is insolvent or fails to perform any provision of this Purchase Order, or so fails to prosecute the work as to endanger performance of this Purchase Order and does not cure such failure within a period of five (5) days (or such longer period as Buyer may authorize in writing) after receipt of notice from Buyer specifying such failure, Buyer may, by written notice to Seller, without any liability whatsoever and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies which Buyer may have under this Purchase Order or in law or equity, terminate, in whole or in part, further performance by Seller of this Purchase Order.
  12. Intellectual Property. The Seller hereby warrants that the goods purchased hereunder and the sale or use of them will not infringe any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret or copyright. Unless otherwise specifically agreed to in writing, the Seller agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Buyer, its successors, assignees, and customers and users of its products against any and all loss, damage, liability, costs and expenses including, without limitations, reasonable attorney's fees which may be incurred as a result of or in defending or settling any suit, claim, judgment or demand involving infringement of any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret or copyright by the sale or use of the goods purchased hereunder. The Seller agrees that it will, when so requested, provided it is given reasonable notice of the pendency of any such claim or demand, assume the defense of the Buyer, and/or its successors, assignees and customers, and users of its products against any such aforementioned suits, claims or demands.
  13. Indemnification. Seller agrees to protect, defend, hold harmless and indemnify Buyer from and against any and all loss, damage, liability, cost and expense including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys fees which result from any alleged or claimed defect in goods purchased hereunder, whether latent or patent, including allegedly improper construction and design, or from the failure to such goods to comply with specifications, or with any express or implied warranties of Seller or arising out of the alleged violation of any statute, ordinance, administrative order, rule or regulation connected with the manufacture or sale of such goods, including but not limited to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as amended. At Buyer's request, Seller shall obtain and maintain during the life of this agreement at its expense, product liability insurance, with a vendor's endorsement in such form and amount, and in such company, as may be approved by Buyer in writing. Satisfactory evidence of such insurance shall be submitted to Buyer upon request. For the purpose of this paragraph, "goods" shall be deemed to include any packaging supplied by Seller.
  14. Assignment. This Purchase Order or any portion of this Purchase Order or any duty or right herein or any claim arising hereunder shall not be assigned by the Seller without the prior written consent of the Buyer. Nor may this Purchase Order be assigned by operation of law or a merger or judicial sale or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Buyer. Any unauthorized assignment or attempted assignment by Seller shall constitute a material breach of this agreement. This Purchase order may be assigned by Buyer.
  15. Sub-Contracting. Seller shall not sub-contract all, or substantially all of the work of the work of this Purchase Order without written approval of Buyer, with the exception of procurement of raw materials or standard commercial parts.
  16. Waivers. Failure of Buyer or Seller to insist on performance of any of the terms and conditions or requirements of this Purchase Order shall not be construed as a waiver of such terms, conditions, or requirements and shall not affect the right of either party thereafter to enforce each and every term, condition, or requirement hereof.
  17. Labor Disputes. Neither party shall be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance hereunder caused by acts of God, war, riots, fire, explosion, flood, strike, lock-out, injunction, governmental laws or regulations, or any other cause beyond the control of such party, preventing the manufacture, shipment, acceptance, or use of the goods; provided that, the party who is affected or threatened by such event immediately notifies the other party of the nature and estimated effect upon its performance hereunder. At Buyer's option, the period specified for delivery of goods hereunder shall be extended by the period of delay occasioned by any such cause, and deliveries omitted shall be made during such extension, or the total quantity shall be reduced by the deliveries affected by the suspension of such performance, but the balance of the Purchase Order shall otherwise remain unaffected. Buyer shall have the option to terminate this Purchase Order without liability to Seller if the period of suspension exceeds or is expected to exceed thirty (30) days. In the event of allocation by Seller as a result of the foregoing, Seller shall allocate its total available supply of goods among Buyer and Seller's regular customers on a fair and equitable basis.
  18. Compliance With Laws. Seller represents and warrants that no applicable national, state, or local laws or regulations have been or will be violated in the manufacture, sale or delivery of goods sold or services provided. Seller further agrees to comply, when applicable, with the provisions of the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and all amendments thereof, and Subparagraphs 1 through 7 Section 202 of Executive Order 11246, and the applicable provisions of 41 C.F.R. Chapter 60, the texts of which are hereby incorporated by reference. If any of the goods hereunder are purchased for incorporation into products sold under a Government contract or subcontract, the terms required to be inserted by that contract or subcontract shall be deemed to apply to this order. All certification requirements specified in the contract or of which the Seller has knowledge shall be complied with. Seller agrees to furnish Buyer a certificate of compliance with any such laws and certification requirements in such form as may be requested by Buyer.
  19. Right of Entry. Buyer reserves the right to enter Seller's facilities, and that of their sub-tier suppliers to review parts, processes, tooling, equipment, and related paperwork with adequate notice to Seller for review of contracted work. This right will be extended also to Buyer's customers and the Government under Federal Acquisition Regulations, based upon requirements by said parties to review pertinent information.
  20. Occupational Safety & Health Act. All items supplied under the terms of this Purchase Order shall be certified by Seller to be in compliance with requirements and standards of the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970, as amended. In addition, where required, hazardous material data sheets will be supplied on all applicable products. Failure to Buyer to contest a citation resulting from non-compliance of these items will not relieve the Seller of liability under this warranty.
  21. Remedies. No remedy herein provided shall be deemed exclusive of any other remedy allowed by this Purchase Order, law or equity.
  22. Proprietary Rights. Seller agrees that Buyer's designs, specifications, formulas, and manufacturing information are proprietary data and shall not be utilized for purposes other than those intended in the Purchase Order.
  23. Buyer-Owned Property. Unless Buyer and Seller otherwise agree in writing, the following provisions shall apply to any tools, tooling, patterns, equipment, materials or other properties used in the manufacture of goods for Buyer, or in the performance of this Purchase Order, that are either supplied to Seller by Buyer, or have been acquired by Seller and specifically paid for by Buyer. All such properties shall hereafter be referred to as Buyer-owned.
    1. Seller shall have the right to use Buyer-owned property without payment for usage as required in the performance of this Purchase Order or other work for Buyer, but shall not use Buyer-owned property in the performance of any other work without prior written approval of the Buyer. Title to all Buyer owned property shall at all times remain with Buyer. Title to such property that is procured or manufactured by Seller for Buyer shall be fully vested in Buyer upon payment for same by Buyer.
    2. Seller shall take necessary measures to preserve Buyer's title to Buyer-owned property, free of all encumbrances. Buyer retains the right, in addition to other rights provided by law, to enter Seller's premises and remove Buyer-owed property with or without a court order.
    3. Seller shall, on written request of Buyer, properly pack and ship Buyer-owned property to such destination as designated by Buyer.
    4. Seller shall at its expense, perform all maintenance work, repairs, and replacements necessary with respect to applicable Buyer-owned property so that such property remains suitable for the use intended.
    5. The risk of loss or damage to all Buyer-owned property shall be left with Seller from the time that such property is delivered to Seller until that property is removed from Seller's place of business as directed by Buyer in writing. Proof of adequate insurance coverage on Buyer-owned property shall be provided to Buyer by Seller upon written request of Buyer.
    6. Buyer shall not be liable for loss, damage, detention or delay resulting from causes beyond its control with respect to any Buyer-owned property to be delivered to Seller by Buyer.
    7. Seller shall assume and shall protect, defend, hold harmless and indemnify Buyer against any and all liability, including reasonable attorneys fees, for damaged property or injury to, or death of any persons arising, from or incidental to the presence of, or use of Buyer-owned property, whether such damage, injury or death is caused by defects in the property, negligence in the use thereof, or otherwise.
    8. Seller shall, upon receipt of written request, provide Buyer with a current listing of Buyer-owned property in its or its subcontractor's possession, indicating complete descriptions, quantities, and property conditions.
  24. Chemical Substances. Seller warrants that each chemical substance sold hereunder shall, at the time of sale, transfer or delivery, be on the list of chemical substances compiled and published by the Administration of the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to 15 U.S.C.A. Section 2607.
  25. Price. This order may not be filled without Buyer's consent at a higher price than last requested by or charged by seller. If the price is not stated in this order, it is agreed that the goods shall be billed at the price last requested, or billed at the prevailing market price, whichever is lower.
  26. Delivery Terms. Unless otherwise stated in the Purchase order or the Supplier Agreement, delivery term shall be F.O.,B Buyer's facility. Title, risk of loss and damage responsibility to insure shall pass from Seller to Buyer upon delivery at Buyer's facility.
  27. Payment Terms. Unless otherwise stated in the Purchase Order or Suppler Agreement, payment shall be Net 60 from the date the goods are received at Buyer's facility.
  28. Governing Law and Forum. This Purchase Order shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All disputes arising out of this Purchase order, including but not limited to any breach or enforcement of this Purchase Order and/or any terms thereof, shall be brought in a state or federal court having jurisdiction over the parties and/or dispute, which court shall be located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania or in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  29. Inspection. Seller shall provide Buyer with copies of all Seller inspection and test reports for the goods. Buyer shall have the right to inspect and test the goods received from Seller to determine if the goods conform to Buyer's instructions, drawings, and specifications. Any non-conforming goods will, at Buyer's election either be returned to Seller, freight collect, FOB Buyer's facility, or repaired by Seller, at Seller's sole cost and expense, at a location specified by Buyer within 5 days of a request for repair by Buyer. Seller shall provide to Buyer a Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) within 24 hours after notification by Buyer of non-conforming goods. Seller shall provide buyer with new replacement goods, FOB Buyer's facility, within ten days after notification of the non conforming goods. Seller shall assume all freight costs and any sales/use tax associated with the replacement goods. For purposes of this agreement, non conforming be deemed delivered on time, unless replacement goods are delivered within the on time period applicable to the original purchase order.
  30. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Buyer be liable to Seller for any incidental, indirect, punitive, exemplary, consequential or liquidated damages of any nature whatsoever.
  31. Customs Clearance. For orders destined for Buyer's Mexico facility Seller will provide appropriate documentation for customs clearance into Mexico. These documents include, but are not limited to: NAFTA Certificate of Origin, Material Safety Data Sheets (for chemicals), Chemical Composition (for metals) and invoice or packing slip containing the Chromalox Purchase order number, Chromalox part number, complete description of goods, unit price, extended price, quantity, unit of measure, gross weight, number of packages, country of origin , Seller tax ID number and INCOTERM.
  32. Entire Agreement. These terms and conditions, any other special conditions contained in the schedule, and any specification or other documents referenced in the schedule hereto constitute and represent the complete and entire agreement between Buyer and Seller and supersede all previous communications, either written or verbal, with respect to the subject matter of this Purchase Order. Seller's request for exceptions to Buyer terms and conditions must be submitted to the Buyer in writing. Additions to, deletions from, or modification of Buyer terms and conditions shall not apply unless specifically accepted by the Buyer in writing.
  33. UNITED STATES EXPORT CONTROLSProducts, technical data/technology, and services of Chromalox, Inc., its subsidiaries, and distributors are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States.  Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.  Buyer acknowledges that Products, and the direct product thereof, must not be exported or re-exported, directly or indirectly (including via remote access) under the following circumstances: (i) to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria, or any national of these countries; (ii) to any person or entity listed on any U.S. government denial list, including but not limited to, the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons, Entities, and Unverified Lists, http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/denied-persons-list, the U.S. Department of Treasury Specially Designated Nationals List, http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx, and the U.S. Department of State Debarred List, http://pmddtc.state.gov/compliance/debar.html; (iii) to any entity when Buyer knows, or has reason to know, the end use of the Product is related to the design, development, production, or use of missiles, chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, or other un-safeguarded or sensitive nuclear uses; and (iv) to any entity when Buyer knows, or has reason to know, that an illegal reshipment will take place.
  34. ANTIBOYCOTTU.S. antiboycott laws require U.S. firms to refuse to participate in foreign boycotts that the United States does not sanction.  Chromalox will not and cannot support or participate in any foreign boycott contrary to U.S. regulations or U.S. policy

Routing Guide

Inbound Routing Guide

All shipments to any Chromalox facility that is not freight allowed must be FREIGHT COLLECT unless specifically arranged otherwise on a per event basis. Chromalox will deduct all unauthorized prepaid freight charges that appear on supplier invoices or will debit suppliers account for unauthorized Collect shipments.

Shipments weighing between 1 and 120 lbs. must be shipped UPS Ground collect. UPS Ground discrete account number based on Chromalox Location are:

Chromalox LocationUPS Account Number
1347 Heil Quaker Blvd
La Vergne, TN 37086
Please contact Chromalox Procurement
2150 North Rulon Blvd
Ogden , UT 84404
Please contact Chromalox Procurement
710 Briggs Dr
Albany, WI 53502
Please contact Chromalox Procurement
734 West Belloit
Orfordville, WI 53576
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423 West Plum
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Shipments over 120 lbs. (LTL Shipments - Freight Collect)

  • Shipments to Chromalox Facilities located in PA,WI and UT. Permitted Carriers are: Roadway, UPS Freight.
  • Shipments to Chromalox Facilities located in TX, TN. Permitted Carriers are: Roadway. Do not use UPS Freight.

Expedited Shipments

If you have been asked to ship via an expedited mode (Air, Express, Courier) please check with your Chromalox contact to verify correct Ship Via and account numbers. ALL AIR SHIPMENTS THAT ARE NOT "ALLOWED" MUST BE "FREIGHT COLLECT".

Any deviation from this routing guide will be at supplier expense

Terms and Conditions of Sale
  • effective July 3, 2014
  1. GENERAL - Chromalox, Inc. (and any assignee thereof) is herein referred to as the “Seller” and the customer or person or entity purchasing products (“Products”) from Seller is referred to as the “Buyer.” These Terms and Conditions, any price list or schedule, quotation, acknowledgment or invoice from Seller relevant to the sale constitute the complete and exclusive statement of the terms of the agreement (“Agreement”) governing the sale of Products by Seller to Buyer. Buyer’s acceptance of the Products will manifest Buyer’s assent to these terms and conditions. Seller reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse orders.


  2. PRICES AND TAXES - All prices are subject to change by Seller without notice. All prices specified herein are exclusive of any costs of any sales, use, value added, excise, gross receipts, business and occupation or similar present or future taxes imposed by any governmental body on the sale, delivery, use or other handling of the Products or in connection with any related or contemplated transactions, which are to be borne by Buyer.


  3. EXCUSE OF PERFORMANCE - Seller is not responsible for non-performance or delays in performance due to acts of God; 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; equipment breakdown or malfunction; unforeseen circumstances; acts or omissions of Buyer; 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 will otherwise remain in effect.

    If Seller determines that its ability to supply the total demand for the Products, or to obtain material used directly or indirectly in the manufacture of the Products, is hindered, limited or made impracticable due to causes set forth in the preceding paragraph, Seller may allocate its available supply of the Products or such material (without obligation to acquire other supplies of any such Products or material) among itself and its purchasers on such basis as Seller determines to be equitable without liability for any failure of performance which may result therefrom.


  4. LIMITED WARRANTY - Subject to the limitations of Section 5, Seller warrants that the Products manufactured by Seller will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and regular service and maintenance for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment of the Products by Seller, unless otherwise specified by Seller in writing. Products purchased by Seller from a third party for resale to Buyer will carry only the warranty extended by the original manufacturer. THE WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 4 AND THE WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 6 ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTIES GIVEN BY SELLER WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS 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 OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S USE OR PURPOSE.

    This warranty does not extend to any losses or damages due to misuse, accident, abuse, neglect, normal wear and tear, corrosion, moisture, Buyer’s or any other person’s negligence, 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, and, unless otherwise specified by Seller in writing, Seller has no duty to install, inspect, observe, advise and/or warn as to the Products, or as to any other products or conditions located on Buyer’s property or work site, at the time of sale, delivery, or otherwise. To the extent that Buyer or its agents has supplied specifications, information, representation of operating conditions or other data to Seller that are used in the selection or design of the Products 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 which are affected by such conditions are null and void.

    If within thirty (30) days after Buyer’s discovery of any warranty defects within the warranty period or within ten (10) days after shipment for quantity discrepancies, Buyer notifies Seller thereof in writing, Seller shall, at its sole option, repair, correct or replace F.O.B. point of manufacture, or refund the purchase price for that portion of the Products found by Seller to be defective or missing. Failure by Buyer to give such written notice within the applicable time period is deemed an absolute and unconditional waiver of Buyer’s claim for such defects or shortages. Products repaired or replaced during the warranty period will be covered by the foregoing warranty for the remainder of the warranty period or ninety (90) days from the date of shipment, whichever is longer.

    If Products are used as component parts by Buyer, it is Buyer’s responsibility to abide by all instructions and warnings provided to Buyer by Seller and to pass such instructions and warnings on to purchasers and end users of Buyer’s finished products. Buyer shall ensure that (i) the Products are used only for the purposes and in the manner for which they were designed and supplied, (ii) that all persons likely to use or come into contact with the Products receive appropriate training and copies of applicable instructions and documentation supplied by Seller, (iii) all third parties who use or may be affected by or rely upon the Products are given full and clear warning of any hazards associated with them or limitations of their effectiveness and that safe working practices are adopted and complied with, (iv) any warning notices displayed on the Products are not removed or obscured, (v) any third party to whom the Products are supplied agrees not to remove or obscure such warning notices.

    Except for Buyer’s express warranties under this Section 4 and Section 6, 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 Products, either alone or in combination with other products/components, and shall indemnify, defend, and hold Seller harmless for any such loss, damage or injury.


  5. LIMITATION OF REMEDY AND LIABILITY - THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER (OTHER THAN THE WARRANTY PROVIDED UNDER SECTION 6) IS LIMITED TO, AT SELLER’S SOLE OPTION, REPAIR, CORRECTION OR REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE UNDER SECTION 6.

    SELLER IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY DELAY IN PERFORMANCE AND IN NO EVENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER BASED IN LAW, EQUITY, CONTRACT, INFRINGEMENT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE), DOES SELLER’S LIABILITY TO BUYER AND/OR END USERS FOR ANY OTHER DAMAGES HEREUNDER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES IN AN ACTION FOR CONTRIBUTION OR INDEMNITY) EXCEED THE PRICE PAID BY BUYER FOR THE SPECIFIC PRODUCTS PROVIDED BY SELLER GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION. BUYER AGREES THAT IN NO EVENT DOES SELLER’S LIABILITY TO BUYER AND/OR END USERS EXTEND TO INCLUDE INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
    The term “consequential damages” includes, but is not limited to, loss of anticipated profits; business interruption; loss of use, revenue, reputation or data; costs incurred, including, without limitation, costs for capital, fuel, or power; loss or damage to property or equipment; and environmental clean-up. Any action arising hereunder or relating hereto, regardless of the form of the action (whether based in law, equity, contract, infringement, negligence, strict liability, other tort or otherwise), must be commenced within one (1) year after the date of shipment or it shall be barred.

    Unless otherwise specified by Seller in writing, it is expressly understood that any technical advice furnished by Seller with respect to the use of the Products is given without charge, and Seller assumes no obligation or liability for the advice given or not given, or results obtained, all such advice being given and accepted at Buyer’s risk.

    Buyer expressly acknowledges and agrees that Seller has set its prices and entered into the Agreement in reliance upon the limitations of liability and other terms and conditions specified herein, which allocate the risk between Buyer and Seller and form a basis of this bargain between the parties.


  6. PATENTS - Subject to the limitations of the second paragraph of Section 5, Seller warrants that the Products sold, except as are made specifically for Buyer according to Buyer’s specifications, do not infringe any valid United States 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 use patents only applies to infringement arising solely out of the inherent operation, according to Seller’s specifications and instructions of such Products. In the event such Products are held to infringe such a United States patent or copyright in such suit, and the use of such Products is enjoined, or in the case of a compromise or settlement by Seller, Seller will have the right, at its option and expense, to procure for Buyer the right to continue using such Products, or replace them with non-infringing Products, or modify same to become non-infringing, or grant Buyer a credit for the depreciated value of such Products 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 Products without liability.


  7. SPECIAL TOOLING - Notwithstanding any tool, die, or pattern charges, all tooling and related items are and remain the property of Seller.


  8. SHIPMENT AND DELIVERY - Shipments are made F.O.B. Seller’s shipping point. Risk of loss of damage and responsibility passes from Seller to Buyer upon delivery to and receipt by carrier. Any claims for shortages or damages suffered in transit are the responsibility of Buyer and will be submitted by Buyer directly to the carrier. Shortages or damages must be acknowledged and signed for at the time of delivery. While Seller will use all reasonable commercial efforts to maintain the delivery date(s) acknowledged or quoted by Seller, all shipping dates are approximate and not guaranteed. Seller reserves the right to make partial shipments. Seller, at its option, is not bound to tender delivery of any Products for which Buyer has not provided shipping instructions. If the shipment of the Products 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.


  9. TERMS OF PAYMENT - Unless otherwise specified by Seller, terms of payment are net thirty (30) days from date of Seller’s invoice in U.S. currency. If any payment owed to Seller is not paid when due, it will bear interest, at a rate to be determined by Seller, which will not exceed the maximum rate permitted by law, from the date on which it is due until it is paid. Seller has the right, among other remedies, either to terminate the 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 is liable for all expenses, including attorney’s fees, relating to the collection of past due amounts. Should Buyer’s financial responsibility become unsatisfactory to Seller, cash payments or security and/or further assurances satisfactory to Seller may be required by Seller for future deliveries and for the Products theretofore delivered. If such cash payment or security or assurance is not provided, in addition to Seller’s other rights and remedies, Seller may discontinue deliveries.


  10. RETURNS AND CANCELLATIONS - In the event Buyer desires to return Products, prior written approval of an authorized representative of Seller at Seller’s home office located at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is required. In the event of approval of a return request, (i) any allowed outgoing prepaid freight costs will apply, (ii) all returns must be shipped freight prepaid at Buyer’s expense, and (iii) Buyer must pay Seller’s return and restocking charge. Buyer may cancel orders only upon reasonable advance written notice and upon Seller’s approval and payment to Seller of Seller’s cancellation charges which include, among other things, all costs and expenses incurred and, to cover commitments made by Seller, a reasonable profit thereon. Seller’s determination of such cancellation charges is conclusive.


  11. 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 is binding upon 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 is binding unless hereafter made in writing and signed by the party to be bound, and no modification or additional terms are applicable to the 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 these terms and conditions are 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 in these terms and conditions. If any provision of these terms and conditions is invalid or unenforceable in any circumstances, its application in any other circumstances and the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions are not affected thereby. No waiver by either party with respect to any breach or default or of any right or remedy, and no course of dealing, is 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.

    All notices, demands or consents required or permitted under the Agreement will be in writing. Notice is considered delivered and effective when (i) personally delivered; (ii) the day following transmission if sent by facsimile followed by written confirmation by registered overnight carrier or certified United States mail; or (iii) the day after posting when sent by registered private overnight. Notice will be sent to the parties at the addresses as will be given by either party to the other in writing.


  12. APPLICABLE LAW AND FORUM - The validity, performance, and all other matters relating to the interpretation and effect of the Agreement are governed by the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflicts of laws doctrines. The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to the Agreement. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all actions arising out of the Agreement, including any amendments or changes thereto, is only in a state or federal court located in the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Buyer agrees to submit to such jurisdiction and venue.


  13. DRAWINGS - Seller’s documentation, prints, and drawings (“Documents”), including, without limitation, the underlying technology, furnished by Seller to Buyer in connection with the Agreement are the property of Seller and Seller retains all rights, including, without limitation, exclusive rights of use, licensing and sale. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Buyer may use the Documents in connection with the Products.


  14. 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 Buyer and Seller are established or from which Products may be supplied, applies to their receipt and use. In no event will Buyer use, transfer, release, import, or export Products in violation of such applicable laws, regulations, orders or requirements.


  15. UNITED STATES EXPORT CONTROLS – Products, technical data/technology, and services of Chromalox, Inc., its subsidiaries, and distributors are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. Buyer acknowledges that Products, and the direct product thereof, must not be exported or re-exported, directly or indirectly (including via remote access) under the following circumstances: (i) to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria, or any national of these countries; (ii) to any person or entity listed on any U.S. government denial list, including but not limited to, the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons, Entities, and Unverified Lists, http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/denied-persons-list, the U.S. Department of Treasury Specially Designated Nationals List, http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx, and the U.S. Department of State Debarred List, http://pmddtc.state.gov/compliance/debar.html; (iii) to any entity when Buyer knows, or has reason to know, the end use of the Product is related to the design, development, production, or use of missiles, chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, or other un-safeguarded or sensitive nuclear uses; and (iv) to any entity when Buyer knows, or has reason to know, that an illegal reshipment will take place.


  16. ANTIBOYCOTT – U.S. antiboycott laws require U.S. firms to refuse to participate in foreign boycotts that the United States does not sanction. Chromalox will not and cannot support or participate in any foreign boycott contrary to U.S. regulations or U.S. policy.
CHROMALOX (UK) LTD. STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
  • effective July 1, 2015

1. DEFINITIONS

In these Terms and Conditions of Sale, “Seller” means Chromalox (UK) Ltd; “Buyer” means the person, firm, company or corporation by whom the order is given. “Goods” means the goods (including Software and Documentation, as defined in Clause 10) described in the Seller’s Acknowledgement of Order form. “Contract” means the written agreement made between Buyer and Seller for the supply of the Goods and “Contract Price” means the price payable to Seller by Buyer for the Goods.

2. THE CONTRACT

2.1 All orders must be in writing and are accepted subject to these Terms and Conditions of Sale. No terms or conditions put forward by Buyer and no representations, warranties, guarantees or other statements not contained in Seller's quotation or Acknowledgement of Order nor otherwise expressly agreed in writing by Seller shall be binding on Seller.

2.2 The Contract shall become effective only upon the date of acceptance of Buyer’s order by Seller’s Acknowledgement of Order or upon the date of fulfilment of all conditions precedent stipulated in the Contract, whichever is the later (the “Effective Date of the Contract”). If the details of the Goods described in Seller’s quotation differ from those set out in the Acknowledgement of Order form, the latter shall apply.

2.3 No alteration or variation to the Contract shall apply until agreed in writing by both Buyer and Seller. However, Seller reserves the right to effect minor modifications and/or improvements to the Goods before delivery provided that the performance of the Goods is not adversely affected and that neither the Contract price nor the delivery date is affected; such modifications to be communicated to Buyer in writing.

3. VALIDITY OF QUOTATION AND PRICES

3.1 Unless previously withdrawn, Seller's quotation is open for acceptance within the period stated therein or, when no period is so stated, within thirty days after its date.

3.2 Prices are firm for delivery within the period stated in Seller’s quotation and are exclusive of Value Added Tax and of any similar and other taxes, duties, levies or other like charges arising outside the United Kingdom in connection with the performance of the Contract, as applicable.

3.3 Prices are for Goods delivered Ex-Works (as defined by Incoterms) and, unless otherwise stated in the Seller’s quotation, are exclusive of packing.

4. PAYMENT

Payment shall be made in full in the currency of the Contract within thirty days of date of invoice. Goods will be invoiced at any time after their readiness for despatch has been notified to Buyer. Without prejudice to Seller’s other rights, Seller reserves the right to: charge interest on any overdue sums at 4% above the base lending rate of Barclays Bank plc, London (or such higher rate stipulated by applicable law) during the period of delay; and to suspend performance of the Contract (including withholding shipment) in the event that Buyer fails to make payment when due under the Contract or any other contract.

5. DELIVERY PERIOD

5.1 Unless otherwise stated in Seller’s quotation, all periods stated for delivery run from the Effective Date of the Contract and are to be treated as estimates only without involving any contractual obligations.

5.2 If Seller is delayed in or prevented from performing any of its obligations under the Contract due to the acts or omissions of Buyer or its agents (including but not limited to failure to provide specifications and/or fully dimensioned working drawings and/or such other information as Seller reasonably requires to proceed expeditiously with its obligations under the Contract), the delivery period and the Contract price shall both be adjusted accordingly.

5.3 If having been notified that the Goods are ready for despatch Buyer fails to take delivery or provide adequate shipping instructions, Seller shall be entitled to place the Goods into a suitable store at Buyer’s expense.

6. FORCE MAJEURE

6.1 The Contract (other than Buyer’s obligation to pay all sums due to Seller in accordance with the Contract) may be suspended, without liability, in the event and to the extent that its performance is prevented or delayed due to any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the party affected, including but not limited to: Act of God, war, riot, fire, explosion, accident, flood, sabotage, compliance with governmental requests, laws and regulations, orders or actions, or labour trouble, strike, lockout or injunction.

6.2 If performance of the Contract or any part thereof is suspended by reason of this Clause 6 for more than 180 consecutive calendar days, either party may cancel the then unperformanced portion of the Contract by notice in writing given to the other party, without liability.

7. FACTORY TESTING, INSPECTION AND CALIBRATION

The Goods will be inspected by Seller or manufacturer and, where practicable, submitted to Seller’s or manufacturer’s standard tests in the factory before despatch. Any additional tests of inspection (including inspection by Buyer or its calibration) or the supply of test certificates and/or detailed test results shall be subject to Seller’s prior written agreement and Seller reserves the right to charge therefore if Buyer or its representative fails to attend such tests, inspection and/or calibration after seven days’ notice that the Goods are ready, and, therefore the tests, inspection and/or calibration will proceed and shall be deemed to have been made in the presence of Buyer or its representative and the Seller’s statement that the Goods have passed such testing and/or inspection and/or have been calibrated shall be conclusive.

8. INSPECTION ON DELIVERY

No claims for shortfalls in quantity or for incorrect delivery may be made more than 14 days after delivery.

9. DELIVERY, PROPERTY AND RISK

9.1 Unless otherwise stated in the Contract, the Goods will be delivered Ex-Works (as defined by Incoterms) and the title and the risk of loss of or damage to the Goods shall pass to Buyer upon shipment. Any delivery terms used in the Contract shall be defined in accordance with the latest version of Incoterms.

9.2 If Buyer fails to make any payment to Seller when due, or enters into bankruptcy, liquidation or a composition with its creditors, or has a receiver or manager appointed over all or part of its assets, or becomes insolvent, Seller shall have the right, without liability for loss and without prejudice to any other remedies:-

9.2.1 To enter without prior notice any premises where the goods may be and to repossess and dispose of them so as to discharge any sums owed to Seller by Buyer, and/or

9.2.2 To require Buyer not to resell or part with possession of any of the Goods until Buyer has paid in full all sums owed by it to seller.

10. DOCUMENTATION AND SOFTWARE

10.1 Title to and ownership of the copyrights in software incorporated into or provided for use (“Software”) with the Goods and documentation supplied (“Documentation”) with the Goods shall remain with Seller (or such other party as may have supplied the Software and/or Documentation to Seller) and is not transferred hereby to Buyer.

10.2 Buyer is hereby granted a non-exclusive licence to use the Software and Documentation in conjunction with the Goods, provided that and for so long as the Software and Documentation are not copied and Buyer holds the Software and Documentation in strict confidence and does not disclose them to others, or permit others to have access to them (other than Seller’s standard operating and maintenance manuals).

10.3 Buyer may transfer the above licence to another party which purchases, rents or leases the Goods, provided the other party accepts and agrees to be bound by the conditions of this Clause 10.

10.4 Seller shall retain ownership of all inventions, designs and processes made or evolved by it and, save as set out in this Clause 10, no rights in intellectual property are hereby granted.

11. WARRANTY

11.1 Seller warrants (i) subject to the other provisions of the Contract, good title to and the unencumbered use of the Goods and (ii) that Goods manufactured by Seller or its affiliates shall conform with Seller’s specifications therefore. Seller will make good, by repair or at Seller’s option by the supply of a replacement part or parts, any defects which, under proper use, care and maintenance, appear in Goods within 12 calendar months from putting such Goods into operation or 18 calendar months after their delivery, whichever period expires the sooner (“Warranty Period”) and which arise solely from faulty materials or workmanship; provided always that defective items are returned to Seller carriage and insurance prepaid within the warranty Period. Consumables returned shall include a-rings, gaskets, fuses, bulbs, and the like.

11.1 Goods repaired or replaced in accordance with this Clause 11 shall be subject to the foregoing warranty for the unexpired portion of the Warranty Period or for ninety days from the date of their return to Buyer, whichever expires the later.

11.2 Notwithstanding Clause 11.1, Seller shall not be liable for: fair wear and tear; materials or workmanship made, furnished or specified by Buyer, non-compliance with Seller’s storage, installation, operation or environmental requirements, lack of proper maintenance; any modification or repair not previously authorised by Seller in writing; the use of non-authorised software or spare or replacement parts.

11.3 The foregoing constitutes Seller’s sole warranty and Buyer’s exclusive remedy for breach thereof. No representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, express or implied, shall apply as to merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose or any other matter with respect to any of the Goods.

12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

12.1 Subject to the limitations set forth in Clause 13, Seller shall indemnify Buyer in the event of any claim for infringement of Letters Patent, Registered Design, Design Right, Trade Mark or Copyright (“Intellectual Property Rights”) issued at the date of formation of the Contract arising from the use or sale of the Goods, against all reasonable costs and damages awarded against Buyer in any action for such infringement, or for which Buyer may become liable in any such action, provided always that Seller shall not be liable to so indemnify Buyer in the event that: (i) such infringement arises as a result of Seller having followed a design or instruction furnished or given by Buyer, or the Goods have been used in a manner or for a purpose or in a country not specified by or disclosed to Seller prior to the date of the Contract or in association or combination with any other equipment or software, or (ii) Seller has at its expense procured for Buyer the right to continue to use the Goods or has modified or replaced the Goods so that the Goods no longer infringe.

12.2 Buyer warrants that any design or instructions furnished or given by it shall not cause Seller to infringe any Intellectual Property Rights in the performance of Seller’s obligations under the Contract and shall indemnify Seller against all reasonable costs and damages which Seller may incur as a result of any breach of such warranty.

12.3 Seller shall not be liable to indemnify Buyer under Clause 12.1 in the event that: (i) Buyer has failed to give Seller the earliest possible notice in writing of any claim made or to be made or of any action threatened or brought against Buyer and/or Buyer has failed to permit Seller, at Seller’s expense, to conduct and control any litigation that may ensue and all negotiations for a settlement of the claim, (ii) Buyer has made without Seller’s prior written consent any admission which is or may be prejudicial to Seller in respect of any such claim or action, or (iii) the Goods have been modified without Seller’s prior written authorisation.

13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Except for death or injury caused by Seller’s negligence, Seller’s total liability for any and all damages, claims or causes of action howsoever arising (including, without limitation, damages, claims or causes of action by virtue of tort, breach of contract or statutory duty, negligence, strict liability of infringement of Intellectual Property Rights) shall not exceed the Contract Price. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Seller shall not be liable to Buyer in any circumstances for any loss of profits, loss of contracts, loss of use, loss of data or consequential or indirect loss nor, save as set out in Clause 12 and in the proceeding provisions of this Clause, for any loss or damage of any kind whatsoever, howsoever arising, claimed against or suffered by Buyer.

14. STATUTORY AND OTHER REGULATIONS

14 .1 If the Seller’s obligations under the Contract shall be increased or reduced by reason of the making or amendment after the date of Seller’s quotation of any law or any order, regulation or by-law having the force of law that shall affect the performance of Seller’s obligations under the Contract, the Contract Price and delivery period shall be adjusted accordingly and/or performance of the Contract suspended or terminated, as appropriate.

14.2 Buyer’s personnel shall, whilst on Seller’s or manufacturer’s premises, comply with applicable site regulations and Seller’s or manufacturer’s reasonable instructions, including but not limited to those relating to safety, security and electrostatic discharge.

15. SPECIAL TOOLS, JIGS, TEST RIGS, ETC

Seller shall retain ownership of any special tools, jigs, dies, moulds, patterns, test rigs, etc., developed by or for it in connection with the Contract and shall be entitled to use and dispose of same in any manner it chooses

16. MISCELLANEOUS

16 .1 Buyer may cancel the Contract in respect of any or all of the Goods provided that Buyer gives Seller reasonable advance written notice of such cancellation and reimburses Seller for all losses (including but not limited to the loss of anticipated profits), damages, costs and expenses arising from such cancellation.

16.2 No waiver by either party with respect to any breach of 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.

16.3 If any clause, sub-clause or other provision of the Contract is invalid under any statute or rule of law, such provision, to that extent only, shall be deemed to be omitted without affecting the validity of the remainder of the Contract.

16.4 Buyer shall not be entitled to assign or novate its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of Seller.

16.5 The Contract shall in all respects be construed in accordance with the laws of England excluding, however, any effect on such laws of the 1980 Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and clauses 17 and 18 below. All disputes arising out of the Contract shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

16.6 The headings to the Clauses and paragraphs of these Terms and Conditions of Sale are for guidance only and shall not affect the interpretation thereof.

16.7 All notices and claims in connection with the Contract must be in writing.

17. UNITED STATES EXPORT CONTROLS

Products, technical data/technology, and services of Chromalox, Inc., its subsidiaries, and distributors are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. Buyer acknowledges that Products, and the direct product thereof, must not be exported or re-exported, directly or indirectly (including via remote access) under the following circumstances: (i) to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria, or any national of these countries; (ii) to any person or entity listed on any U.S. government denial list, including but not limited to, the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons, Entities, and Unverified Lists (http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/lists-of-parties-of-concern/denied-persons-list), the U.S. Department of Treasury Specially Designated Nationals List (http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx), and the U.S. Department of State Debarred List (http://pmddtc.state.gov/compliance/debar.html); (iii) to any entity when Buyer knows, or has reason to know, the end use of the Product is related to the design, development, production, or use of missiles, chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, or other un-safeguarded or sensitive nuclear uses; and (iv) to any entity when Buyer knows, or has reason to know, that an illegal reshipment will take place.

18. ANTIBOYCOTT

U.S. antiboycott laws require U.S. firms to refuse to participate in foreign boycotts that the United States does not sanction. Chromalox, Inc., its subsidiaries and distributors will not and cannot support or participate in any foreign boycott contrary to U.S. regulations or U.S. policy.

CHROMALOX GERMANY STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

Chromalox GmbH (Germany) Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale
Allgemeine Lieferbedingungen

für Erzeugnisse und Leistungen der Elektroindustrie

Stand: Juni 2011

Artikel l: Allgemeine Bestimmungen

  1. Für die Rechtsbeziehungen zwischen Lieferer und Besteller im Zusammenhang mit den Lieferungen und/oder Leistungen des Lieferers (im Folgenden: Lieferungen) gelten ausschließIich diese GL. Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen des Bestellers gelten nur insoweit, als der Lieferer ihnen ausdrücklich schriftlich zugestimmt hat. Für den Umfang der Lieferungen sind die beiderseitigen übereinstimmenden schriftlichen Erklärungen maßgebend.
  2. An Kostenvoranschlägen, Zeichnungen und anderen Unterlagen (im Folgenden: Unterlagen) behält sich der Lieferer seine eigentums- und urheberrechtlichen Verwertungsrechte uneingeschränkt vor. Die Unterlagen dürfen nur nach vorheriger Zustimmung des Lieferers Dritten zugänglich gemacht werden und sind, wenn der Auftrag dem Lieferer nicht erteilt wird, diesem auf Verlangen unverzüglich zurückzugeben. Die Sätze 1 und 2 gelten entsprechend für Unterlagen des Bestellers; diese dürfen jedoch solchen Dritten zuganglich gemacht werden, denen der Lieferer zulässigerweise Lieferungen übertragen hat.
  3. An Standardsoftware und Firmware hat der Besteller das nicht ausschließIiche Recht zur Nutzung mit den vereinbarten Leistungsmerkmalen in unveränderter Form auf den vereinbarten Geräten. Der Besteller dart ohne ausdrückliche Vereinbarung eine Sicherungskopie der Standardsoftware erstellen.
  4. Teillieferungen sind zulässig, soweit sie dem Besteller zumutbar sind.
  5. Der Begriff "Schadensersatzansprüche" in diesen GL umfasst auch Ansprüche auf Ersatz vergeblicher Aufwendungen.

Artikel ll: Preise, Zahlungsbedingungen und Aufrechnung

  1. Die Preise verstehen sich ab Werk ausschließIich Verpackung zuzüglich der jeweils geltenden gesetzlichen Umsatzsteuer.
  2. Hat der Lieferer die Aufstellung oder Montage übemommen und ist nicht etwas anderes vereinbart, so trägt der Besteller neben der vereinbarten Vergütung alle erforderlichen Nebenkosten wie Reise- und Transportkosten sowie Auslosungen.
  3. Zahlungen sind frei Zahlstelle des Lieferers zu leisten.
  4. Der Besteller kann nur mit solchen Forderungen aufrechnen, die unbestritten oder rechtskräftig festgestellt sind.

Artikel Ill: Eigentumsvorbehalt

  1. Die Gegenstände der Lieferungen (Vorbehaltswarbleiben Eigentum des Lieferers bis zur Erfüllung sämtlicher ihm gegen den Besteller aus der Geschäftsverbindung zustehenden Ansprüche. Soweit der Wert aller Sicherungsrechte, die dem Lieferer zustehen, die Hohe aller gesicherten Ansprüche um mehr als 20 % übersteigt, wird der Lieferer auf Wunsch des Bestellers einen entsprechenden Teil der Sicherungsrechte freigeben; dem Lieferer steht die Wahl bei der Freigabe zwischen verschiedenen Sicherungsrechten zu.
  2. Während des Bestehens des Eigentumsvorbehalts ist dem Besteller eine Verpfändung oder Sicherungsübereignung untersagt und die Weiterveräußerung nur Wiederverkäufern im gewohnlichen Geschäftsgang und nur unter der Bedingung gestattet, dass der Wiederverkäufer von seinem Kunden Bezahlung erhält oder den Vorbehalt macht, dass das Eigentum auf den Kunden erst übergeht, wenn dieser seine Zahlungsverpflichtungen erfüllt hat.
  3. Veräußert der Besteller Vorbehaltsware weiter, so tritt er bereits jetzt seine künftigen Forderungen aus der Weiterveräußerung gegen seine Kunden mit allen Nebenrechten - einschließIich etwaiger Saldoforderungen- sicherungshalber an den Lieferer ab, ohne dass es weiterer besonderer Erklärungen bedarf. Wird die Vorbehaltsware zusammen mit anderen Gegenständen weiter veräußert, ohne dass für die Vorbehaltsware ein Einzelpreis vereinbart wurde, so tritt der Besteller denjenigen Teil der Gesamtpreisforderung an den Lieferer ab, der dem vom Lieferer in Rechnung gestellten Preis der Vorbehaltsware entspricht.
    1. Dem Besteller ist es gestattet, die Vorbehaltsware zu verarbeiten oder mit anderen Gegenständen zu vermischen oder zu verbinden. Die Verarbeitung erfolgt für den Lieferer. Der Besteller verwahrt die dabei entstehende neue Sache für den Lieferer mit der Sorgfalt eines ordentlichen Kaufmanns. Die neue Sache gilt als Vorbehaltsware.
    2. Lieferer und Besteller sind sich bereits jetzt darüber einig, dass bei Verbindung oder Vermischung mit anderen, nicht dem Lieferer gehorenden Gegenständen dem Lieferer in jedem Fall Miteigentum an der neuen Sache in Hohe des Anteils zusteht, der sich aus dem Verhältnis des Wertes der verbundenen oder vermischten Vorbehaltsware zum Wert der übrigen Ware zum Zeitpunkt der Verbindung oder Vermischung ergibt. Die neue Sache gilt insoweit als Vorbehaltsware.
    3. Die Regelung über die Forderungsabtretung nach Nr. 3 gilt auch für die neue Sache. Die Abtretung gilt jedoch nur bis zur Hohe des Betrages, der dem vom Lieferer in Rechnung gestellten Wert der verarbeiteten, verbundenen oder vermischten Vorbehaltsware entspricht.
    4. Verbindet der Besteller die Vorbehaltsware mit Grundstücken oder beweglichen Sachen, so tritt er, ohne dass es weiterer besonderer Erklärungen bedarf, auch seine Forderung, die ihm als Vergütung für die Verbindung zusteht, mit allen Nebenrechten sicherungshalber in Hohe des Verhältnisses des Wertes der verbundenen Vorbehaltsware zu den übrigen verbundenen Waren zum Zeitpunkt der Verbindung an den Lieferer ab.
  4. Bis auf Widerruf ist der Besteller zur Einziehung abgetretener Forderungen aus der Weiterveräußerung befugt. Bei Vorliegen eines wichtigen Grundes, insbesondere bei Zahlungsverzug, Zahlungseinstellung, Eroffnung eines lnsolvenzverfahrens, Wechselprotest oder begründeten Anhaltspunkten für eine Überschuldung oder drohende Zahlungsunfähigkeit des Bestellers, ist der Lieferer berechtigt, die Einziehungsermächtigung des Bestellers zu widerrufen. Außerdem kann der Lieferer nach vorheriger Androhung unter Einhaltung einer angemessenen Frist die Sicherungs abtretung offenlegen, die abgetretenen Forderungen verwerten sowie die Offenlegung der Sicherungsabtretung durch den Besteller gegenüber dem Kunden vertangen.
  5. Bei Pfändungen, Beschlagnahmen oder sonstigen Verfügungen oder Eingriffen Dritter hat der Besteller den Lieferer unverzüglich zu benachrichtigen. Bei Glaubhaftmachung eines berechtigten lnteresses hat der Besteller dem Lieferer unverzüglich die zur Geltendmachung seiner Rechte gegen den Kunden erforderlichen Auskünfte zu erteilen und die erforderlichen Unterlagen auszuhändigen.
  6. Bei Pflichtverletzungen des Bestellers, insbesondere bei Zahlungsverzug, ist der Lieferer nach erfolglosem Ablaut einer dem Besteller gesetzten angemessenen Frist zur Leistung neben der Rücknahme auch zum Rücktritt berechtigt; die gesetzlichen Bestimmungen über die Entbehrlichkeit einer Fristsetzung bleiben unberührt. Der Besteller ist zur Herausgabe verpflichtet. In der Rücknahme bzw. der Geltendmachung des Eigentumsvorbehaltes oder der Pfändung der Vorbehaltsware durch den Lieferer liegt kein Rücktritt vom Vertrag, es sei denn, der Lieferer hatte dies ausdrücklich erklärt.

Artikel IV: Fristen für Lieferungen; Verzug

  1. Die Einhaltung von Fristen für Lieferungen setzt den rechtzeitigen Eingang sämtlicher vom Besteller zu liefemden Unterlagen, erforderlichen Genehmigungen und Freigaben, insbesondere von Plänen, sowie die Einhaltung der vereinbarten Zahlungsbedingungen und sonstigen Verpflichtungen durch den Besteller voraus. Werden diese Voraussetzungen nicht rechtzeitig erfüllt, so verlängern sich die Fristen angemessen; dies gilt nicht, wenn der Lieferer die Verziögerung zu vertreten hat.
  2. 1st die Nichteinhaltung der Fristen zurückzuführen auf
    1. hiöhere Gewalt, z. B. Mobilmachung, Krieg, Terrorakte, Aufruhr, oder ähnliche Ereignisse (z. B. Streik, Aussperrung),
    2. Virus- und sonstige Angriffe Dritter auf das IT-System des Lieferers, soweit diese trotz Einhaltung der bei Schutzmal1- nahmen üblichen Sorgfalt erfolgten,
    3. Hindernisse aufgrund von deutschen, US-amerikanischen sowie sonstigen anwendbaren nationalen, EU- oder internationalen Vorschriften des Außenwirtschaftsrechts oder aufgrund sonstiger Umstande, die vom Lieferer nicht zu vertreten sind, oder
    4. nicht rechtzeitige oder ordnungsgemäße Belieferung des Lieferers,
    verlängern sich die Fristen angemessen.
  3. Kommt der Lieferer in Verzug, kann der Besteller - sofern er glaubhaft macht, dass ihm hieraus ein Schaden entstanden ist - eine Entschädigung für jede vollendete Woche des Verzuges von je 0,5 %, insgesamt jedoch hiöchstens 5 % des Preises für den Teil der Lieferungen verlangen, der wegen des Verzuges nicht zweckdienlich verwendet werden konnte.
  4. Sowohl Schadensersatzansprüche des Bestellers wegen Verzögerung der Lieferung als auch Schadensersatzansprüche statt der Leistung, die über die in Nr. 3 genannten Grenzen hinausgehen, sind in allen Fällen verziögerter Lieferung, auch nach Ablaut einer dem Lieferer etwa gesetzten Frist zur Lieferung, ausgeschlossen. Dies gilt nicht, soweit in Fällen des Vorsatzes, der groben Fahrlässigkeit oder wegen der Verletzung des Lebens, des Kiörpers oder der Gesundheit gehaftet wird. Vom Vertrag kann der Besteller im Rahmen der gesetzlichen Bestimmungen nur zurücktreten, soweit die Verziögerung der Lieferung vom Lieferer zu vertreten ist. Eine Änderung der Beweislast zum Nachteil des Bestellers ist mit den vorstehenden Regelungen nicht verbunden.
  5. Der Besteller ist verpflichtet, auf Verlangen des Lieferers innerhalb einer angemessenen Frist zu erklären, ob er wegen der Verziögerung der Lieferung vom Vertrag zurücktritt oder auf der Lieferung besteht.
  6. Werden Versand oder Zustellung auf Wunsch des Bestellers um mehr als einen Monat nach Anzeige der Versandbereitschaft verziögert, kann dem Besteller für jeden weiteren angefangenen Monat Lagergeld in Hiöhe von 0,5 % des Preises der Gegenstände der Lieferungen, hiöchstens jedoch insgesamt 5 %, berechnet werden. Der Nachweis hiöherer oder niedrigerer Lagerkosten bleibt den Vertragsparteien unbenommen.

Artikel V: Gefahrübergang

  1. Die Gefahr geht auch bei frachtfreier Lieferung wie folgt auf den Besteller über:
    1. bei Lieferung ohne Aufstellung oder Montage, wenn sie zum Versand gebracht oder abgeholt worden ist. Auf Wunsch und Kosten des Bestellers wird die Lieferung vom Lieferer gegen die üblichen Transportrisiken versichert;
    2. bei Lieferung mit Aufstellung oder Montage am Tage der Öbernahme in eigenen Betrieb oder, soweit vereinbart, nach erfolgreichem Probebetrieb.
  2. Wenn der Versand, die Zustellung, der Beginn, die Durchführung der Aufstellung oder Montage, die Öbemahme in eigenen Betrieb oder der Probebetrieb aus vom Besteller zu vertretenden Gründen verziögert wird oder der Besteller aus sonstigen Gründen in Annahmeverzug kommt, so geht die Gefahr auf den Besteller über.

Artikel VI: Aufstellung und Montage

Für die Aufstellung und Montage gelten, soweit nichts anderes schriftlich vereinbart ist, folgende Bestimmungen:

  1. Der Besteller hat auf seine Kosten zu übernehmen und rechtzeitig zu stellen:
    1. alle Erd-, Bau- und sonstigen branchenfremden Nebenarbeiten einschließlich der dazu beniötigten Fach- und Hilfskräfte, Baustoffe und Werkzeuge;
    2. die zur Montage und lnbetriebsetzung erfordertichen Bedarfsgegenstände und -stoffe, wie Gerüste, Hebezeuge und andere Vorrichtungen, Brennstoffe und Schmiermittel;
    3. Energie und Wasser an der Verwendungsstelle einschließlich der Anschlüsse, Heizung und Beleuchtung;
    4. bei der Montagestelle für die Aufbewahrung der Maschinenteile, Apparaturen, Materialien, Werkzeuge usw. genügend große, geeignete, trockene und verschließbare Räume und für das Montagepersonal angemessene Arbeits- und Aufenthaltsräume einschließlich den Umstanden angemessener sanitärer Anlagen; im Öbrigen hat der Besteller zum Schutz des Besitzes des Lieferers und des Montagepersonals auf der Baustelle die Maßnahmen zu treffen, die er zum Schutz des eigenen Besitzes ergreifen würde;
    5. Schutzkleidung und Schutzvorrichtungen, die infolge besonderer Umstände der Montagestelle erforderlich sind.
  2. Vor Beginn der Montagearbeiten hat der Besteller die nötigen Angaben über die Lage verdeckt getührter Strom-, Gas-, Wasserleitungen oder ähnlicher Anlagen sowie die erfordertichen statischen Angaben unaufgefordert zur Verfügung zu stellen.
  3. Vor Beginn der Aufstellung oder Montage müssen sich die für die Aufnahme der Arbeiten erfordertichen Beistellungen und Gegenstände an der Aufstellungs- oder Montagestelle befinden und alle Vorarbeiten vor Beginn des Aufbaues so weit fortgeschritten sein, dass die Aufstellung oder Montage vereinbarungsgemäß begonnen und ohne Unterbrechung durchgetührt werden kann. Anfuhrwege und der Aufstellungs- oder Montageplatz müssen geebnet und geräumt sein.
  4. Verzögern sich die Aufstellung, Montage oder lnbetriebnahme durch nicht vom Lieferer zu vertretende Umstände, so hat der Besteller in angemessenem Umfang die Kosten für Wartezeit und zusätzlich erforderliche Reisen des Lieferers oder des Montagepersonals zu tragen.
  5. Der Besteller hat dem Lieferer wöchentlich die Dauer der Arbeitszeit des Montagepersonals sowie die Beendigung der Aufstellung, Montage oder lnbetriebnahme unverzüglich zu bescheinigen.
  6. Verlangt der Lieferer nach Fertigstellung die Abnahme der Lieferung, so hat sie der Besteller innerhalb von zwei Wochen vorzunehmen. Der Abnahme steht es gleich, wenn der Besteller die Zweiwochenfrist verstreichen lässt oder wenn die Lieferung - gegebenenfalls nach Abschluss einer vereinbarten Testphase- in Gebrauch genommen worden ist.

Artikel VII: Entgegennahme

Der Besteller dart die Entgegennahme von Lieferungen wegen unerheblicher Mängel nicht verweigem.

Artikel VIII: Sachmangel

Fur Sachmangel haftet der Lieferer wie folgt:

  1. Alle diejenigen Teile oder Leistungen sind nach Wahl des Lieferers unentgeltlich nachzubessem, neu zu liefern oder neu zu erbringen, die einen Sachmangel aufweisen, sofern dessen Ursache bereits im Zeitpunkt des Gefahrübergangs vorlag.
  2. Ansprüche auf Nacherfüllung verjahren in 12 Monaten ab gesetzlichem Verjährungsbeginn; Entsprechendes gilt für Rücktritt und Minderung. Diese Frist gilt nicht, soweit das Gesetz gemäß §§ 438 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 (Bauwerke und Sachen für Bauwerke ), 4 79 Abs. 1 (Rückgriffsanspruch) und 634a Abs. 1 Nr. 2 (Baumängel) BGB längere Fristen vorschreibt, bei Vorsatz, arglistigem Verschweigen des Mangels sowie bei Nichteinhaltung einer Beschaffenheitsgarantie. Die gesetzlichen Regelungen über Ablaufhemmung, Hemmung und Neubeginn der Fristen bleiben unberührt.
  3. Mängelrügen des Bestellers haben unverzüglich schriftlich zu erfolgen.
  4. Bei Mängelrügen dürfen Zahlungen des Bestellers in einem Umfang zurückbehalten werden, die in einem angemessenen Verhältnis zu den aufgetretenen Sachmangeln stehen. Der Besteller kann Zahlungen nur zurückbehalten, wenn eine Mängelrüge geltend gemacht wird, über deren Berechtigung kein Zweifel bestehen kann. Ein Zurückbehaltungsrecht des Bestellers besteht nicht, wenn seine Mängelansprüche verjährt sind. Erfolgte die Mängelrüge zu Unrecht, ist der Lieferer berechtigt, die ihm entstandenen Aufwendungen vom Besteller ersetzt zu verlangen.
  5. Dem Lieferer ist Gelegenheit zur Nacherfüllung innerhalb angemessener Frist zu gewähren.
  6. Schlägt die Nacherfüllung fehl, kann der Besteller - unbeschadet etwaiger Schadensersatzansprüche gemäß Nr. 10 - vom Vertrag zurücktreten oder die Vergütung mindern.
  7. Mängelansprüche bestehen nicht bei nur unerheblicher Abweichung von der vereinbarten Beschaffenheit, bei nur unerheblicher Beeinträchtigung der Brauchbarkeit, bei natürlicher Abnutzung oder Schäden, die nach dem Gefahrübergang infolge fehlerhafter oder nachlassiger Behandlung, übermäßiger Beanspruchung, ungeeigneter Betriebsmittel, mangelhafter Bauarbeiten, ungeeigneten Baugrundes oder die aufgrund besonderer äußerer Einflüsse entstehen, die nach dem Vertrag nicht vorausgesetzt sind, sowie bei nicht reproduzierbaren Softwarefehlern. Werden vom Besteller oder von Dritten unsachgemäß Änderungen oder lnstandsetzungsarbeiten vorgenommen, so bestehen für diese und die daraus entstehenden Folgen ebenfalls keine Mängelansprüche.
  8. Ansprüche des Bestellers wegen der zum Zweck der Nacherfüllung erforderlichen Aufwendungen, insbesondere Transport-, Wege-, Arbeits- und Materialkosten, sind ausge-schlossen, soweit die Aufwendungen sich erhöhen, weil der Gegenstand der Lieferung nachträglich an einen anderen Ort als die Niedertassung des Bestellers verbracht worden ist, es sei denn, die Verbringung entspricht seinem bestimmungsgemäßen Gebrauch.
  9. Rückgriffsansprüiche des Bestellers gegen den Lieferer gemäß §4788GB (Rückgriff des Unternehmers) bestehen nur insoweit, als der Besteller mit seinem Abnehmer keine über die gesetzlichen Mängelansprüche hinausgehenden Vereinbarungen getroffen hat. Für den Umfang des Rückgriffsanspruchs des Bestellers gegen den Lieferer gemäß § 478Abs. 2 BGB gilt ferner Nr. 8 entsprechend.
  10. Schadensersatzansprüche des Bestellers wegen eines Sachmangels sind ausgeschlossen. Dies gilt nicht bei arglistigem Verschweigen des Mangels, bei Nichteinhaltung einer Beschaffenheitsgarantie, bei Verletzung des Lebens, des Körpers oder der Gesundheit und bei einer vorsätzlichen oder grob fahrlässigen Pflichtverletzung des Lieferers. Eine Änderung der Beweislast zum Nachteil des Bestellers ist mit den vorstehenden Regelungen nicht verbunden. Weitergehende oder andere als in diesem Art. VIII geregelten Ansprüche des Bestellers wegen eines Sachmangels sind ausgeschlossen.

Artikel IX: Gewerbliche Schutzrechte und Urheberrechte; Rechtsmängel

  1. Sofern nicht anders vereinbart, ist der Lieferer verpflichtet, die Lieferung lediglich im Land des Lieferorts frei von gewerblichen Schutzrechten und Urheberrechten Dritter (im Folgenden: Schutzrechtzu erbringen. Sofern ein Dritter wegen der Verletzung von Schutzrechten durch vom Lieferer erbrachte, vertragsgemäß genutzte Lieferungen gegen den Besteller berechtigte Ansprüche erhebt, haftet der Lieferer gegenüber dem Besteller innerhalb der in Art. VIII Nr. 2 bestimmten Frist wie folgt:
    1. Der Lieferer wird nach seiner Wahl auf seine Kosten für die betreffenden Lieferungen entweder ein Nutzungsrecht erwirken, sie so ändern, dass das Schutzrecht nicht verletzt wird, oder austauschen. 1st dies dem Lieferer nicht zu an gemessenen Bedingungen möglich, stehen dem Besteller die gesetzlichen Rücktritts- oder Minderungsrechte zu;
    2. Die Pflicht des Lieferers zur Leistung von Schadensersatz richtet sich nach Art. XII;
    3. Die vorstehend genannten Verpflichtungen des Lieferers bestehen nur, soweit der Besteller den Lieferer über die vom Dritten geltend gemachten Ansprüche unverzüglich schriftlich verständigt, eine Verletzung nicht anerkennt und dem Lieferer alle Abwehrmaßnahmen und Vergleichsverhandlungen vorbehalten bleiben. Stellt der Besteller die Nutzung der Lieferung aus Schadensminderungs- oder sonstigen wichtigen Gründen ein, ist er verpflichtet, den Dritten darauf hinzuweisen, dass mit der Nutzungseinstellung kein Anerkenntnis einer Schutzrechtsverletzung verbundenist.
  2. Ansprüche des Bestellers sind ausgeschlossen, soweit er die Schutzrechtsverletzung zu vertreten hat.
  3. Ansprüche des Bestellers sind femer ausgeschlossen, soweit die Schutzrechtsverletzung durch spezielle Vorgaben des Bestellers, durch eine vom Lieferer nicht voraussehbare Anwendung oder dadurch verursacht wird, dass die Lieferung vom Besteller verändert oder zusammen mit nicht vom Lieferer gelieferten Produkten eingesetzt wird.
  4. lm Falle von Schutzrechtsverletzungen gelten für die in Nr.1 geregelten Ansprüche des Bestellers im Übrigen die Bestimmungen des Art. VIII Nr. 4, 5 und 9 entsprechend.
  5. Bei Vorliegen sonstiger Rechtsmangel gelten die Bestimmungen des Art. VIII entsprechend.
  6. Weitergehende oder andere als die in diesem Art. IX geregelten Ansprüche des Bestellers gegen den Lieferer und dessen Erfüllungsgehilfen wegen eines Rechtsmangels sind ausgeschlossen.

Artikel X: Erfüllungsvorbehalt

  1. Die Vertragserfüllung steht unter dem Vorbehalt, dass keine Hindemisse aufgrund von deutschen, US-amerikanischen sowie sonstigen anwendbaren nationalen, EU- oder internationalen Vorschriften des Außenwirtschaftsrechts sowie keine Embargos oder sonstige Sanktionen entgegenstehen.
  2. Der Besteller ist verpflichtet, alle lnformationen und Unterlagen beizubringen, die für die Ausfuhr, Verbringung bzw. Einfuhr benötigt werden.

Artikel XI: Unmöglichkeit; Vertragsanpassung

  1. Soweit die Lieferung unmöglich ist, ist der Besteller berechtigt, Schadensersatz zu verlangen, es sei denn, dass der Lieferer die Unmöglichkeit nicht zu vertreten hat. Jedoch beschränkt sich der Schadensersatzanspruch des Bestellers auf 1 0 % des Wertes desjenigen Teils der Lieferung, der wegen der Unmöglichkeit nicht zweckdienlich verwendet werden kann. Diese Beschränkung gilt nicht, soweit in Fällen des Vorsatzes, der groben Fahrlässigkeit oder wegen der Verletzung des Lebens, des Körpers oder der Gesundheit gehaftet wird; eine Änderung der Beweislast zum Nachteil des Bestellers ist hiermit nicht verbunden. Das Recht des Bestellers zum Rücktritt vom Vertrag bleibt unberührt.
  2. Sofern Ereignisse im Sinne von Art. IV Nr. 2 bis die wirtschaftliche Bedeutung oder den In halt der Lieferung erheblich verändern oder auf den Betrieb des Lieferers erheblich einwirken, wird der Vertrag unter Beachtung von Treu und Glauben angemessen angepasst. Soweit dies wirtschaftlich nicht vertretbar ist, steht dem Lieferer das Recht zu, vom Vertrag zurückzutreten. Gleiches gilt, wenn erforderliche Ausfuhrgenehmigungen nicht erteilt werden oder nicht nutzbar sind. Will er von diesem Rücktrittsrecht Gebrauch machen, so hat er dies nach Erkenntnis der Tragweite des Ereignisses unverzüglich dem Besteller mitzuteilen und zwar auch dann, wenn zunachst mit dem Besteller eine Verlängerung der Lieferzeit vereinbart war.

Artikel XII: Sonstige Schadensersatzansprüche

  1. Soweit nicht anderweitig in diesen GL geregelt, sind Schadensersatzansprüche des Bestellers, gleich aus welchem Rechtsgrund, insbesondere wegen Verletzung von Pflichten aus dem Schuldverhältnis und aus unerlaubter Handlung, ausgeschlossen.
  2. Dies gilt nicht, soweit wie folgt gehaftet wird:
    1. nach dem Produkthaftungsgesetz;
    2. bei Vorsatz;
    3. bei grober Fahrlässigkeit von lnhabern, gesetzlichen Vertretern oder leitenden Angestellten;
    4. bei Arglist;
    5. bei Nichteinhaltung einer übernommenen Garantie;
    6. wegen der schuldhaften Verletzung des Lebens, des Körpers oder der Gesundheit; oder
    7. wegen der schuldhaften Verletzung wesentlicher Vertragspflichten.
    Der Schadensersatzanspruch für die Verletzung wesentlicher Vertragspflichten ist jedoch auf den vertragstypischen, vorhersehbaren Schaden begrenzt, soweit nicht ein anderer der vorgenannten Fälle vorliegt.
  3. Eine Änderung der Beweislast zum Nachteil des Bestellers ist mit den vorstehenden Regelungen nicht verbunden.

Artikel XIII: Gerichtsstand und anwendbares Recht

  1. Alleiniger Gerichtsstand ist, wenn der Besteller Kaufmann ist, bei allen aus dem Vertragsverhältnis unmittelbar oder mittelbar sich ergebenden Streitigkeiten der Sitz des Lieferers. Der Lieferer ist jedoch auch berechtigt, am Sitz des Bestellers zu klagen.
  2. Dieser Vertrag einschließiich seiner Auslegung unterliegt deutschem Recht unter Ausschluss des Übereinkommens der Vereinten Nationen über Verträge über den internationalen Warenkauf (CISG).

Artikel XIV: Verbindlichkeit des Vertrages

Der Vertrag bleibt auch bei rechtlicher Unwirksamkeit einzelner Bestimmungen in seinen übrigen Teilen verbindlich. Das gilt nicht, wenn das Festhalten an dem Vertrag eine unzumutbare Härte für eine Partei darstellen würde.


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Chromalox GmbH (Germany) Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale
General Conditions

for the Supply of Products and Services of the Electrical and Electronics Industry

as of June 2011
* The original German text shall be the governing version.

Article I: General Provisions

  1. Legal relations between Supplier and Purchaser in connection with supplies and/or services of the Supplier (hereinafter referred to as "Supplies") shall be solely governed by the present GL. The Purchaser's general terms and conditions shall apply only if expressly accepted by the Supplier in writing. The scope of delivery shall be determined by the congruent mutual written declarations.
  2. The Supplier herewith reserves any industrial property rights and/or copyrights pertaining to its cost estimates, drawings and other documents (hereinafter referred to as "Documents"). The Documents shall not be made accessible to third parties without the Supplier's prior consent and shall, upon request, be returned without undue delay to the Supplier if the contract is not awarded to the Supplier. Sentences 1 and 2 shall apply mutatis mutandis to the Purchaser's Documents; these may, however, be made accessible to those third parties to whom the Supplier has rightfully subcontracted Supplies.
  3. The Purchaser has the non-exclusive right to use standard software and firmware, provided that it remains unchanged, is used within the agreed performance parameters, and on the agreed equipment. Without express agreement the Purchaser may make one back-up copy of standard software.
  4. Partial deliveries are allowed, unless they are unreasonable to accept for the Purchaser.
  5. The term "claim for damages" used in the present GL also includes claims for indemnification for useless expenditure.

Article II: Prices, Terms of Payment, and Set-off

  1. Prices are ex works and excluding packaging; value added tax shall be added at the then applicable rate.
  2. If the Supplier is also responsible for assembly or erection and unless otherwise agreed, the Purchaser shall pay the agreed remuneration and any incidental costs required, e. g. for traveling and transport as well as allowances.
  3. Payments shall be made free Supplier's paying office.
  4. The Purchaser may set off only those claims which are undisputed or non- appealable.

Article Ill: Retention of Title

  1. The items pertaining to the Supplies ("Retained Goods") shall remain the Supplier's property until each and every claim the Supplier has against the Purchaser on account of the business relationship has been fulfilled. If the combined value of the Supplier's security interests exceeds the value of all secured claims by more than 20 %, the Supplier shall release a corresponding part of the security interest if so requested by the Purchaser; the Supplier shall be entitled to choose which security interest it wishes to release.
  2. For the duration of the retention of title, the Purchaser may not pledge the Retained Goods or use them as security, and resale shall be possible only for resellers in the ordinary course of their business and only on condition that the reseller receives payment from its customer or makes the transfer of property to the customer dependent upon the customer fulfilling its obligation to effect payment.
  3. Should Purchaser resell Retained Goods, it assigns to the Supplier, already today, all claims it will have against its customers out of the resale, including any collateral rights and all balance claims, as security, without any subsequent declarations to this effect being necessary. If the Retained Goods are sold on together with other items and no individual price has been agreed with respect to the Retained Goods Purchaser shall assign to the Supplier such fraction of the total price claim as is attributable to the price of the Retained Goods invoiced by Supplier.
    1. Purchaser may process, amalgamate or combine Retained Goods with other items. Processing is made for Supplier. Purchaser shall store the new item thus created for Supplier, exercising the due care of a diligent business person. The new items are considered as Retained Goods.
    2. Already today, Supplier and Purchaser agree that rf Retained Goods are combined or amalgamated with other items that are not the property of Supplier, Supplier shall acquire co-ownership in the new item in proportion of the value of the Retained Goods combined or amalgamated to the other items at the time of combination or amalgamation. In this respect, the new items are considered as Retained Goods.
    3. The provisions on the assignment of claims according to No. 3 above shall also apply to the new item. The assignment, however, shall only apply to the amount corresponding to the value invoiced by Supplier for the Retained Goods that have been processed, combined or amalgamated.
    4. Where Purchaser combines Retained Goods with real estate or movable goods, it shall, without any further declaration being necessary to this effect, also assign to Supplier as security its claim to consideration for the combination, including all collateral rights for the prorata amount of the value the combined Retained Goods have on the other combined items at the time of the combination.
  4. Until further notice, Purchaser may collect assigned claims relating to the resale. Supplier is entitled to withdraw Purchaser's permission to collect funds for good reason, including, but not limited to delayed payment, suspension of payments, start of insolvency proceedings, protest or justified indications for overindebtedness or pending insolvency of Purchaser. In addition, Supplier may, upon expiry of an adequate period of notice disclose the assignment, realize the claims assigned and demand that Purchaser informs its customer of the assignment.
  5. The Purchaser shall inform the Supplier forthwith of any seizure or other act of intervention by third parties. If a reasonable interest can be proven, Purchaser shall, without undue delay, provide Supplier with the information and/or Documents necessary to assert the claims it has against its customers.
  6. Where the Purchaser fails to fulfill its duties, fails to make payment due, or otherwise violates its obligations the Supplier shall be entitled to rescind the contract and take back the Retained Goods in the case of continued failure following expiry of a reasonable remedy period set by the Supplier; the statutory provisions providing that a remedy period is not needed shall be unaffected. The Purchaser shall be obliged to return the Retained Goods. The fact that the Supplier takes back Retained Goods and/or exercises the retention of title, or has the Retained Goods seized, shall not be construed to constitute a rescission of the contract, unless the Supplier so expressly declares.

Article IV: Time for Supplies; Delay

  1. Times set for Supplies shall only be binding if all Documents to be furnished by the Purchaser, necessary permits and approvals, especially concerning plans, are received in time and if agreed terms of payment and other obligations of the Purchaser are fulfilled. If these conditions are not fulfilled in time, times set shall be extended reasonably; this shall not apply if the Supplier is responsible for the delay.
  2. If non-observance of the times set is due to:
    1. force majeure, such as mobilization, war, terror attacks, rebellion or similar events {e. g. strike or lockout);
    2. virus attacks or other attacks on the Supplier's IT systems occurring despite protective measures were in place that complied with the principles of proper care;
    3. hindrances attributable to German, US or otherwise applicable national, EU or international rules of foreign trade law or to other circumstances for which Supplier is not responsible; or
    4. the fact that Supplier does not receive its own supplies in due time or in due form
    such times shall be extended accordingly.
  3. If the Supplier is responsible for the delay {hereinafter referred to as "Delay") and the Purchaser has demonstrably suffered a loss therefrom, the Purchaser may claim a compensation as liquidated damages of 0.5 %for every completed week of Delay, but in no case more than a total of 5 % of the price of that part of the Supplies which due to the Delay could not be put to the intended use.
  4. Purchaser's claims for damages due to delayed Supplies as well as claims for damages in lieu of performance exceeding the limits specified in No. 3 above are excluded in all cases of delayed Supplies, even upon expiry of a time set to the Supplier to effect the Supplies. This shall not apply in cases of liability based on intent, gross negligence, or due to loss of life, bodily injury or damage to health. Rescission of the contract by the Purchaser based on statute is limited to cases where the Supplier is responsible for the delay. The above provisions do not imply a change in the burden of proof to the detriment of the Purchaser.
  5. At the Supplier's request, the Purchaser shall declare within a reasonable period of time whether it, due to the delayed Supplies, rescinds the contract or insists on the delivery of the Supplies.
  6. If dispatch or delivery, due to Purchaser's request, is delayed by more than one month after notification of the readiness for dispatch was given, the Purchaser may be charged, for every additional month commenced, storage costs of 0.5% of the price of the items of the Supplies, but in no case more than a total of 5 %. The parties to the contract may prove that higher or, as the case may be, lower storage costs have been incurred.

Article V: Passing of Risk

  1. Even where delivery has been agreed freight free, the risk shall pass to the Purchaser as follows:
    1. if the delivery does not include assembly or erection, at the time when it is shipped or picked up by the carrier. Upon the Purchaser's request, the Supplier shall insure the delivery against the usual risks of transport at the Purchaser's expense;
    2. if the delivery includes assembly or erection, at the day of taking over in the Purchaser's own works or, if so agreed, after a successful trial run.
  2. The risk shall pass to the Purchaser if dispatch, delivery, the start or performance of assembly or erection, the taking over in the Purchaser's own works, or the trial run is delayed for reasons for which the Purchaser is responsible or if the Purchaser has otherwise failed to accept the Supplies.

Article VI: Assembly and Erection

Unless otherwise agreed in written form, assembly and erection shall be subject to the following provisions:

  1. Purchaser shall provide at its own expense and in due time:
    1. all earth and construction work and other ancillary work outside the Supplier's scope, including the necessary skilled and unskilled labor, construction materials and tools;
    2. the equipment and materials necessary for assembly and commissioning such as scaffolds, lifting equipment and other devices as well as fuels and lubricants;
    3. energy and water at the point of use including connections, heating and lighting;
    4. suitable dry and lockable rooms of sufficient size adjacent to the site for the storage of machine parts, apparatus, materials, tools, etc. and adequate working and recreation rooms for the erection personnel, including sanitary facilities as are appropriate in the specific circumstances; furthermore, the Purchaser shall take all measures it would take for the protection of its own possessions to protect the possessions of the Supplier and of the erection personnel at the site;
    5. protective clothing and protective devices needed due to particular conditions prevailing on the specific site.
  2. Before the erection work starts, the Purchaser shall unsolicitedly make available any information required concerning the location of concealed electric power, gas and water lines or of similar installations as well as the necessary structural data.
  3. Prior to assembly or erection, the materials and equipment necessary for the work to start must be available on the site of assembly or erection and any preparatory work must have advanced to such a degree that assembly or erection can be started as agreed and carried out without interruption. Access roads and the site of assembly or erection must be level and clear.
  4. If assembly, erection or commissioning is delayed due to circumstances for which the Supplier is not responsible, the Purchaser shall bear the reasonable costs incurred for idle times and any additional traveling expenditure of the Supplier or the erection personnel.
  5. The Purchaser shall attest to the hours worked by the erection personnel towards the Supplier at weekly intervals and the Purchaser shall immediately confirm in written form if assembly, erection or commissioning has been completed.
  6. If, after completion, the Supplier demands acceptance of the Supplies, the Purchaser shall comply therewith within a period of two weeks. The same consequences as upon acceptance arise if and when the Purchaser lets the two week period expire or the Supplies are put to use after completion of agreed test phases, if any.

Article VII: Receiving Supplies

The Purchaser shall not refuse to receive Supplies due to minor defects.

Article VIII: Defects as to Quality

The Supplier shall be liable for defects as to quality ("Sachmangel", hereinafter referred to as "Defects",) as follows:

  1. Defective parts or defective services shall be, at the Supplier's discretion, repaired, replaced or provided again free of charge, provided that the reason for the Defect had already existed at the time when the risk passed.
  2. Claims for repair or replacement are subject to a statute of limitations of 12 months calculated from the start of the statutory statute of limitations; the same shall apply mutatis mutandis in the case of rescission and reduction. This shall not apply where longer periods are prescribed by law according to Sec. 438 para. 1 No. 2 (buildings and things used for a building), Sec. 479 para. 1 (right of recourse), and Sec. 634a para. 1 No.2 (defects of a building) German Civil Code ("Burgerliches Gesetzbuch"), in the case of intent, fraudulent concealment of the Defect or non-compliance with guaranteed characteristics ("Beschaffenheitsgarantie"). The legal provisions regarding suspension of the statute of limitations {"Ablaufhemmung", "Hemmung") and recommencement of limitation periods shall be unaffected.
  3. Notifications of Defect by the Purchaser shall be given in written form without undue delay.
  4. In the case of notification of a Defect, the Purchaser may withhold payments to an amount that is in a reasonable proportion to the Defect. The Purchaser, however, may withhold payments only if the subject-matter of the notification of the Defect involved is justified and incontestable. The Purchaser has no right to withhold payments to the extent that its claim of a Defect is time-barred. Unjustified notifications of Defect shall entitle the Supplier to demand reimbursement of its expenses by the Purchaser.
  5. The Supplier shall be given the opportunity to repair or to replace the defective good {"Nacherfullung") within a reasonable period of time.
  6. If repair or replacement is unsuccessful, the Purchaser is entitled to rescind the contract or reduce the remuneration; any claims for damages the Purchaser may have according to No. 10 shall be unaffected.
  7. There shall be no claims based on Defect in cases of insignificant deviations from the agreed quality, of only minor impairment of usability, of natural wear and tear, or damage arising after the passing of risk from faulty or negligent handling, excessive strain, unsuitable equipment, defective civil works, inappropriate foundation soil, or claims based on particular external influences not assumed under the contract, or from non-reproducible software errors. Claims based on defects attributable to improper modifications or repair work carried out by the Purchaser or third parties and the consequences thereof are likewise excluded.
  8. The Purchaser shall have no claim with respect to expenses incurred in the course of supplementary performance, including costs of travel, transport, labor, and material, to the extent that expenses are increased because the subjectmatter of the Supplies has subsequently been brought to another location than the Purchaser's branch office, unless doing so complies with the normal use of the Supplies.
  9. The Purchaser's right of recourse against the Supplier pursuant to Sec. 478 8GB is limited to cases where the Purchaser has not concluded an agreement with its customers exceeding the scope of the statutory provisions governing claims based on Defects. Moreover, No. 8 above shall apply mutatis mutandis to the scope of the right of recourse the Purchaser has against the Supplier pursuant to Sec. 478 para. 2 8GB.
  10. The Purchaser shall have no claim for damages based on Defects. This shall not apply to the extent that a Defect has been fraudulently concealed, the guaranteed characteristics are not complied with, in the case of loss of life, bodily injury or damage to health, and/or intentionally or grossly negligent breach of contract on the part of the Supplier. The above provisions do not imply a change in the burden of proof to the detriment of the Purchaser. Any other or additional claims of the Purchaser exceeding the claims provided for in this Article VIII, based on a Defect, are excluded.

Article IX: Industrial Property Rights and Copyrights; Defects in Title

  1. Unless otherwise agreed, the Supplier shall provide the Supplies free from third parties' industrial property rights and copyrights (hereinafter referred to as "IPR") with respect to the country of the place of delivery only. If a third party asserts a justified claim against the Purchaser based on an infringement of an IPR by the Supplies made by the Supplier and used in conformity with the contract, the Supplier shall be liable to the Purchaser within the time period stipulated in Article VIII No.2 as follows:
    1. The Supplier shall choose whether to acquire, at its own expense, the right to use the IPR with respect to the Supplies concerned or whether to modify the Supplies such that they no longer infringe the IPR or replace them. If this would be impossible for the Supplier under reasonable conditions, the Purchaser may rescind the contract or reduce the remuneration pursuant to the applicable statutory provisions;
    2. The Supplier's liability to pay damages is governed by Article XII;
    3. The above obligations of the Supplier shall apply only if the Purchaser (i) immediately notifies the Supplier of any such claim asserted by the third party in written form, (ii) does not concede the existence of an infringement and (iii) leaves any protective measures and settlement negotiations to the Supplier's discretion. If the Purchaser stops using the Supplies in order to reduce the damage or for other good reason, it shall be obliged to point out to the third party that no acknowledgement of the alleged infringement may be inferred from the fact that the use has been discontinued.
  2. Claims of the Purchaser shall be excluded if it is responsible for the infringement of an I PR.
  3. Claims of the Purchaser are also excluded if the infringement ofthe IPR is caused by specifications made by the Purchaser, by a type of use not foreseeable by the Supplier or by the Supplies being modified by the Purchaser or being used together with products not provided by the Supplier.
  4. In addition, with respect to claims by the Purchaser pursuant to No. 1 a) above, Article VIII Nos. 4, 5, and 9 shall apply mutatis mutandis in the event of an infringement of an IPR.
  5. Where other defects in title occur, Article VIII shall apply mutatis mutandis.
  6. Any other claims of the Purchaser against the Supplier or its agents or any such claims exceeding the claims provided for in this Article IX, based on a defect in title, are excluded.

Article X: Conditional Performance

  1. The performance of this contract is conditional upon that no hindrances attributable to German, US or otherwise applicable national, EU or international rules of foreign trade law or any embargos or other sanctions exist.
  2. The Purchaser shall provide any information and Documents required for export, transport and import purposes.

Article XI: Impossibility of Performance; Adaptation of Contract

  1. To the extent that delivery is impossible, the Purchaser is entitled to claim damages, unless the Supplier is not responsible for the impossibility. The Purchaser's claim for damages is, however, limited to an amount of 10% of the value of the part of the Supplies which, owing to the impossibility, cannot be put to the intended use. This limitation shall not apply in the case of liability based on intent, gross negligence or loss of life, bodily injury or damage to health; this does not imply a change in the burden of proof to the detriment of the Purchaser. The Purchaser's right to rescind the contract shall be unaffected.
  2. Where events within the meaning of Article IV No. 2 to substantially change the economic importance or the contents of the Supplies or considerably affect the Supplier's business, the contract shall be adapted taking into account the principles of reasonableness and good faith. To the extent this is not justifiable for economic reasons, the Supplier shall have the right to rescind the contract. The same applies if required export permits are not granted or cannot be used. If the Supplier intends to exercise its right to rescind the contract, it shall notify the Purchaser thereof without undue delay after having realized the repercussions of the event; this shall also apply even where an extension of the delivery period has previously been agreed with the Purchaser.

Article XII: Other Claims for Damages

  1. Unless otherwise provided for in the present GL, the Purchaser has no claim for damages based on whatever legal reason, including infringement of duties arising in connection with the contract or tort.
  2. This does not apply if liability is based on:
    1. the German Product Liability Act ("Produkthaftungsgesetz");
    2. intent;
    3. gross negligence on the part of the owners, legal representatives or executives;
    4. fraud;
    5. failure to comply with a guarantee granted;
    6. negligent injury to life, limb or health; or
    7. negligent breach of a fundamental condition of contract ("wesentliche Vertragspflichten").
    However, claims for damages arising from a breach of a fundamental condition of contract shall be limited to the foreseeable damage which is intrinsic to the contract, provided that no other of the above case applies.
  3. The above provision does not imply a change in the burden of proof to the detriment of the Purchaser.

Article XIII: Venue and Applicable law

  1. If the Purchaser is a businessman, sole venue for all dispute arising directly or indirectly out of the contract shall be the Supplier's place of business. However, the Supplier may also bring an action at the Purchaser's place of business.
  2. This contract and its interpretation shall be governed by German law, to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Article XIV: Severability Clause

The legal invalidity of one or more provisions of this Agreement in no way affects the validity of the remaining provisions. This shall not apply if it would be unreasonably onerous for one of the parties to be obligated to continue the contract.


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