Terms and Conditions of Order
These terms and conditions govern the sale of Products ("Products") and the provision of services ("Services") by Convergence Promotions LLC. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates ("Seller") as well as by third party vendors and/or service providers of Seller. These terms and conditions ("Agreement") take precedence over Buyer’s supplemental or conflicting terms and conditions to which notice of objection is hereby given. Acceptance by Buyer is limited to and conditioned upon Buyer’s assent to these terms and conditions. Neither Seller’s commencement of performance or delivery shall be deemed or constituted as acceptance of Buyer’s supplemental or conflicting terms and conditions. Buyer’s acceptance of the Products and/or Services from Seller shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY ONLY BE WAIVED OR MODIFIED IN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT SIGNED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF SELLER.
All orders placed by Buyer are subject to acceptance by Seller. Orders may not be cancelled or rescheduled without Seller’s written consent. All orders must include delivery dates, quantities, approved vendors and complete description of Products being purchased. Seller may in its sole discretion allocate Product among its Customers. Seller may designate certain Products as non-cancellable, non-returnable or customer specific.
(a) The prices of the Products are those specified on the front of Seller’s invoice. Pricing for undelivered Product may be increased in the event of any increase in Seller’s cost, change in market conditions or any other causes beyond Seller’s reasonable control. Price quotations, unless otherwise stated, shall automatically expire fifteen (15) calendar days from the date issued and may be cancelled or amended within that period upon notice to Buyer.
(b) Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Seller, all prices quoted are exclusive of transportation and insurance costs, duties, and all taxes including, but not limited to, federal, state, provincial and local sales, excise, goods and services taxes and any other taxes. Buyer agrees to pay these taxes unless Buyer has provided Seller with an exemption resale certificate in the appropriate form for the jurisdiction of Buyer’s place of business and any jurisdiction to which Products are to be directly shipped hereunder, or unless the sale is otherwise exempt from these taxes. Buyer agrees to indemnify and hold Seller harmless for any liability for tax in connection with the sale, as well as the collection or withholding thereof, including penalties and interest thereon. When applicable, transportation and taxes shall appear as separate items on Seller’s invoice.
(a) Full payment is due promptly. For all orders, upon approval of credit, Seller’s terms of payment are net thirty (30) days from the date of invoice. Buyer will be deemed to have accepted an invoice upon the tenth (10th) day from the date of invoice and no further objections to the invoice will be permitted or accepted. Seller may invoice each shipment separately and each shipment shall be considered a separate and individual contract. Buyer agrees to pay such invoice pursuant to its terms without the benefit of setoff or deduction.
(b) All late payments shall be charged interest computed on a daily basis from the due date until paid in full. A late charge of one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) per month or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law, whichever is less, will be imposed on all past due accounts. Buyer shall be liable for costs of collection, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, in any action to collect past due amounts.
(d) Seller reserves the right to establish and/or change credit and payment terms extended to Buyer when, in Seller’s sole opinion, Buyer’s financial condition or previous payment record warrants such action. Further, on delinquent accounts, Seller shall not be obligated to continue performance under any agreement with Buyer.
(e) If Seller believes in good faith that Buyer's ability to make payments may be impaired or if Buyer shall fail to pay any invoice when due, Seller may suspend delivery of any order or any remaining balance thereof until such payment is made or cancel any order or any remaining balance thereof, and Buyer shall remain liable to pay for any Products already shipped.
(f) Seller retains a purchase money security interest in the Products delivered to Buyer, and in their accessories, replacements, accessions, proceeds and Products, including accounts receivable (collectively, the "Collateral") to secure payment of all amounts due under this Agreement. Buyer’s failure to pay all amounts hereunder in full when and as due shall constitute a default hereof and shall give Seller all rights of a secured party. If Buyer fails to pay any amount when due, Seller shall have the right to repossess and remove all or any part of the Collateral from Buyer, but not from Buyer’s Customers. Any repossession or removal shall be without prejudice to any other remedy of Seller hereunder, at law or in equity. Buyer agrees, from time to time, to take any act and execute and deliver any document (including, without limitation, financing statements) reasonably requested by Seller to transfer, create, perfect, preserve, protect and enforce this security interest.
(g) Any payment received from Buyer may be applied by Seller against any obligation owing from Buyer to Seller, regardless of any statement appearing on or referring to such payment, without discharging Buyer's liability for any additional amounts owing from Buyer to Seller, and the acceptance by Seller of such payment shall not constitute a waiver of Seller's right to pursue the collection of any remaining balance.
lV. Delivery and Title
All deliveries will be made EXW (Ex Works as defined in Incoterms 2000) FOB place of origin (Germany). Subject to Seller's right of stoppage in transit, delivery of the Products to the carrier shall constitute delivery to Buyer and title and risk of loss shall thereupon pass to Buyer. Selection of the carrier and delivery route shall be made by Buyer. Buyer acknowledges that delivery dates provided by Seller are estimates only and Seller shall not be liable for delays in delivery or for failure to perform due to causes beyond the reasonable control of Seller nor shall the carrier be deemed an agent of Seller. Seller will not be liable or penalized for delays in delivery or for failure to perform its obligations due to causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, product allocations, material shortages, labor disputes, transportation delays, unforeseen circumstances, acts of God, acts or omissions of other parties, acts or omissions of civil or military authorities, Government priorities, fires, strikes, floods, severe weather conditions, computer interruptions, terrorism, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, riots or war. Seller’s time for delivery or performance will be extended by the period of such delay or Seller may, at its option, cancel any order or remaining part thereof, without liability, by giving notice to Buyer. If the Products perished while in the custody of the carrier, the Seller shall be deemed to have performed its obligations in full. Delivery of a quantity, which varies from the quantity specified, shall not relieve Buyer of the obligation to accept delivery and pay for the Products delivered. Delay in delivery of one installment shall not entitle Buyer to cancel other installments.
(a) Shipments will be deemed to have been accepted by Buyer upon delivery of the said shipments to Buyer unless rejected upon receipt. Buyer shall perform whatever inspection or tests Buyer deems necessary as promptly as possible but in no event later than five (5) days after delivery, after which time Buyer will be deemed to have irrevocably accepted the Products. Any discrepancy in shipment quantity must be reported within five (5) working days of receipt of the Products. In the event of an over shipment, Buyer shall have the option to return the Products to Seller at Seller’s expense or alternatively, Buyer may elect to retain the Products (subject to adjustment of the invoice or the issuance of another invoice to account for such additional items.) Any Product returns shall be subject to compliance with Seller’s Return policy.
(b) Buyer must notify Seller within five (5) days of receipt of shipment if an incorrect Product(s) has been delivered to Buyer. Buyer must provide the Purchase Order number and details as the incorrect Product(s) received. Seller will provide Return Material Authorization (RMA) number along with shipping details for return of incorrect Product(s), if product is to be incorrect. Buyer’s account will be credited when the product(s) returns are received and verified.
(c) If Buyer receives Product(s) that does not meet the Manufacturer’s specifications, Buyer to notify Seller and provide as much detail as possible about the nature of the problem. Buyer may be given instruction to send exhibit(s) to the manufacturer. If the manufacturer confirms the problem, they will authorize the return of the affected product and will correct the problem and return the repaired product directly to the Buyer. If the manufacturer determines the failure exhibit(s) meet the manufacturer’s specifications, the manufacturer will forward their completed Test Report and exhibit(s) directly back to the Buyer.
(d) If Buyer receives damaged Product with visible damage to the external shipping containers, Buyer must report the damage to the carrier at the time of receipt. Buyer must also contact Seller with details of damage.
(e) Returns due to Buyer errors will not be considered.
Vl. Limited Warranty and Limitation of Liability
(a) Buyer acknowledges that Seller is not the manufacturer of the Products. Seller will transfer to Buyer any transferable warranties or indemnities that the manufacturer of the Product or the third party vendor/service provider provides to Seller. SELLER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TOWARDS BUYER OR ANY THIRD PARTY BEYOND THE EXPRESS TERMS OF SUCH MANUFACTURER PRODUCT WARRANTIES. SELLER ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR THE QUALITY OF THE WORK PERFORMED OR SERVICES RENDERED BY THIRD PARTY VENDORS/SERVICE PROVIDERS. IT IS BUYER'S OBLIGATION TO REQUEST COPIES OF ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURER WARRANTIES AND BUYER SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED SUCH WARRANTIES UPON ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES.
(b) Seller’s exclusive obligations with respect to a non-conforming Product or Service shall be, at Seller’s manufacturer’s option, to repair or replace the Product, if it is determined to be defective, or to re-perform the Service.
(c) Replacement Products shall be warranted as set forth in Section 6(a) above. Any Products repaired or serviced by Manufacturer shall be warranted as provided in this Section 6 for the remainder of the manufacturer’s warranty period.
(d) No warranty shall apply to any Product that has been subject to misuse, improper testing, assembly, mishandling, or which has been operated contrary to current instructions relating to installation, maintenance or operation, or contrary to industry standards.
(e) Seller disclaims, and shall have no liability for any trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright, design or patent infringement, or any other intellectual property right, which may occur, as a result of the sale of Products to Buyer. The only remedy or recourse for trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright, design or patent infringement, or any other intellectual property right, shall be against the manufacturer of the Products which is explicitly subject to the limited warranty of the manufacturer of the Product. There shall be no remedy or recourse against Seller or the manufacturer to the extent the infringement arises from or is otherwise based upon (i) the manufacturer's compliance with the particular requirements of Buyer that differ from the manufacturer's standard specifications for the Product; (ii) modifications or alterations of the product other than by the manufacturer; or (iii) a combination of the Product with other items not furnished or manufactured by the manufacturer.
(f) BUYER SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT BE ENTITLED TO, AND SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COSTS, REMOVAL AND/OR REINSTALLATION COSTS, REPROCUREMENT COSTS, LOSS OF PROFIT OR REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, PROMOTIONAL OR MANUFACTURING EXPENSES, OVERHEAD, INJURY TO REPUTATION OR LOSS OF CUSTOMERS, EVEN IF SELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BUYER'S RECOVERY FROM SELLER FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL NOT EXCEED BUYER'S PURCHASE PRICE FOR THE PRODUCT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NATURE OF THE CLAIM, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE. SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AND BUYER SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD SELLER HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS BASED ON SELLER'S COMPLIANCE WITH BUYER'S DESIGNS, SPECIFICATIONS OR INSTRUCTIONS, OR MODIFICATION OF ANY PRODUCTS BY PARTIES OTHER THAN SELLER, OR USE IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER PRODUCTS. SUBJECT TO THE FOREGOING. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF SELLER RELATING IN ANY WAY TO ANY PRODUCT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE FOR THE PRODUCT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ASSERTED FOR SUCH LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE. THE BUYER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE AMOUNTS PAYABLE FOR THE PRODUCTS ARE BASED IN PART ON THESE LIMITATIONS, AND THE BUYER FURTHER AGREES THAT THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED
(g) Buyer acknowledges that this Agreement was entered into at arms length and that it was not fraudulently induced to enter into this Agreement, in whole or any part, and Buyer explicitly disclaims and waives any claim with respect thereto.
(h) Applicable Law; Dispute Resolution; Limitation on Actions. The laws of the State of California shall apply to these Terms and Conditions of Order, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. The 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the United Nations Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act, and any implementations thereof in various jurisdictions and any subsequent revisions thereto, shall not apply to these Terms and Conditions of Order. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to Terms and Conditions of order or Buyer’s purchase or use of Products (a "Dispute") shall be settled by arbitration under the rules provided by the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and Buyer hereby waives any right Buyer may otherwise have to a jury trial. A single arbitrator shall preside over any arbitration, and such arbitrator shall, in his or her sole discretion, determine the arbitrability of any alleged Dispute. Any arbitration shall be conducted in Contra Costa County, California. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Terms and Conditions of Order will be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Terms and Conditions of Order, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Judgment on an award rendered by an arbitrator may be entered in any state or federal court within or without the State of California. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in lieu of or addition to any other remedies available to Seller, Seller may seek injunctive or other relief in any state, federal, or national court of competent jurisdiction for any actual or alleged infringement of Seller’s or any third party's intellectual property or proprietary rights. Buyer hereby irrevocably consent to non-exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal courts of the State of California with respect to any such injunctive or other relief. Buyer further acknowledges that Seller’s rights in its intellectual property are of a special, unique, extraordinary character, giving those rights peculiar value, the unauthorized use, disclosure, or loss of which cannot be readily estimated and may not be adequately compensated for in monetary damages. Any Dispute must be instituted within one (1) year from the date of purchase or provision of the Product at issue except for a Dispute based on breach of warranty which must be instituted within ninety (90) days of the date Seller denies a warranty claim of these Terms and Conditions of Order.
Vll. Intellectual Property
If any Product includes software or other intellectual property, such software or other intellectual property is provided by Seller to Buyer subject to the copyright and user license, if any, for such Products, the terms and conditions of which are set forth in the license agreement accompanying such software or other intellectual property. Nothing herein shall be construed to grant any rights or license to use any software or other intellectual property in any manner or for any purpose not expressly permitted by such license agreement. Buyer acknowledges and understands that Seller is not the manufacturer of any Products ordered or to be supplied to Buyer and is not liable to Buyer or any third party for any copyright, design or patent issue, right or claim that may arise in relation to any Product.
Vlll. Export Control/Use of Products
Buyer certifies that it will be the recipient of Products to be delivered by Seller. Buyer acknowledges that the Products are subject to the export and/or import control laws and regulations of various countries including the Export Administration Laws and Regulations of the United States. Buyer agrees to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required and acknowledges that it shall not directly or indirectly export any Products to any country to which such export or transmission is restricted or prohibited. Products sold by Seller cannot be transferred, sold or re-exported to any party on the Entity List or Restricted Person List of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), any party designated by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, and any party debarred or sanctioned for proliferation or terrorism reasons by the U.S. State Department. Products sold by Seller are not designed, intended or authorized for use in life support, life sustaining, nuclear, or other applications in which the failure of such Products could reasonably be expected to result in personal injury, loss of life or catastrophic property damage. If Buyer uses or sells the Products for use in any such applications: (1) Buyer acknowledges that such use or sale is at Buyer's sole risk; (2) Buyer agrees that Seller and the manufacturer of the Products are not liable, in whole or in part, for any claim or damage arising from such use; and (3) Buyer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Seller and the manufacturer of the Products harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs, expenses and liabilities arising out of or in connection with such use or sale.
lX. Technical Assistance or Advice
Any technical assistance or advice offered by Seller in regard to the use of any Product or provided in connection with Buyer’s purchases is given free of charge and only as an accommodation to Buyer. Seller shall have no obligation to provide any technical assistance or advice to Buyer and if any such assistance or advice is provided, such fact will not obligate Seller to provide any further or additional assistance or advice. Seller shall not be held liable for the content or Buyer’s use of such technical assistance or advice nor shall any statement made by any of Seller’s representatives in connection with the Products or Services constitute a representation or warranty, express or implied.
X. Limitation Period
Subject to any of the limitations expressed in the applicable manufacturer’s warranty, no action by Buyer may be brought at any time for any reason against Seller or the manufacturer more than twelve (12) months after the facts occurred upon which the cause of action arose.