These Terms and Conditions of Sale apply to all purchases made by Buyer from Seller and all quotations or invoices submitted by Seller to Buyer. They shall automatically become part of all invoice contracts, unless Seller and Buyer expressly agree otherwise in a signed writing with an express reference to their intention to vary, amend, or modify these Terms and Conditions.
QUOTATIONS: All quotations made by Seller are subject to change without notice, subject to prior sale, and unless otherwise noted, are for immediate acceptance, and if accepted, are subject to these Terms and Conditions alone. Seller reserves the right to cancel contracts upon which full specifications are not given to them within a reasonable time. Buyer will not cancel orders for special materials after acceptance by Seller without the written consent of Seller, and such cancellation may be subject to reasonable restocking fees or other charges in Seller’s sole discretion.
PURCHASE ORDERS: Acceptance of any Purchase Order by Seller is expressly conditioned upon acceptance of these Terms & Conditions and no term or condition of a purchase order shall vary. amend. modify. limit. alter. or change these Terms and Conditions.
CONFIRMING ORDERS: Written purchase orders marked “Confirming” shall refer to a verbal purchase order. Any written purchase order not marked “Confirming” shall be treated as an original purchase order, which shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions. Such orders are the responsibility of the Buyer. Verbal orders are accepted at the Buyer’s risk, and if shipment should occur before written confirmation of the order is received, it is understood that it is done for the special convenience of the Buyer.
WARRANTY AND LIABILITY: Seller warrants that goods sold to Buyer will conform to the description stated herein, subject to tolerances and variations consistent with current trade practices, practical testing and inspection methods.
SELLER MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE UNLESS EXPRESSLY CONTAINED IN WRITING WITHIN A QUOTATION OR INVOICE. Seller’s liability on any claim, whether in tort or in contract, and whether on account of Seller’s delivery of nonconforming goods or non-delivery, shall be limited to repair or replacement of the defective or nonconforming goods or repayment of the purchase price as Seller may in its sole discretion elect. IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, DAMAGE TO GOODWILL, LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, and in no event shall Seller be liable for damages exceeding the purchase price to be paid to Seller.
CLAIMS PROCEDURE: Buyer agrees to inspect all goods upon delivery and no claims for shortages or delivery of nonconforming goods will be honored by Seller unless Buyer provides Seller with written notice of such a claim within 30 days of delivery. In no event shall Seller pay or be liable for any claim resulting from the installation, alteration, or repair of apparently improper, defective, or damaged goods. BUYER MUST INSTITUTE LEGAL ACTION ON ALL CLAIMS AGAINST SELLER WITHIN ONE YEAR OF DELIVERY UNLESS A LONGER WARRANTY PERIOD EXPRESSLY APPLIES IN WRITING FROM SELLER. No action may be maintained by the Buyer which is not commenced within such period notwithstanding any statutory period of limitations to the contrary.
DELAYS: Seller shall not be liable by reason of any delay in performance of shipment arising from casualty, riots, acts of God, governmental regulation, material, supply or transportation availability, labor difficulties, embargoes or any other cause beyond its control, and if such delay shall extend beyond 30 days, Seller may invoice Buyer for goods delivered. Receipt of goods by Buyer shall constitute acceptance of delivery and WAIVER OF ALL CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE DUE TO DELAY.
TERMS OF PAYMENT: Terms, unless otherwise expressly set forth on a quotation or invoice, are net cash 30 days from the date of each invoice. All payments received after 30 days from the date of the invoice shall be subject to an interest charge at the rate of 1.5% per month or the maximum lawful rate of interest, whichever is less.
CREDIT: Seller reserves the right at any time to suspend or change credit terms as stated on Seller’s credit application, or to require full or partial payment in advance if, in Seller’s sole opinion, the financial condition of Buyer so warrants. Unless Seller expressly provides otherwise, the Terms and Conditions of Sale are incorporated by reference into the credit terms.
SHIPPING: Buyer assumes responsibility for loss and damage once the goods are in possession of Buyer or Buyer’s carrier.
EXPENSES AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES: Buyer agrees to pay Seller’s costs, expenses and attorney’s fees incurred or paid by Seller to enforce Buyer’s obligations or Seller’s rights hereunder, in collecting any money due from Buyer or in successfully defending against any claim made by Buyer.
GOVERNING LAW: Buyer agrees that this Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the state of Illinois. Venue for all actions involving Seller and Buyer shall be in DuPage County, Illinois, and Buyer irrevocably waives its right to institute an action in any other venue or jurisdiction.
AMENDMENTS: No portion or provision of these Terms and Conditions may be changed, modified, amended, waived, supplemented, discharged, canceled or terminated orally, or by any course of dealing, or in any manner other than by a formal written agreement, signed and executed by all parties hereto, except that emails, text messages, or handwritten notes shall not be a sufficient basis upon which to amend these Terms and Conditions.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT/MERGER: These Terms and Conditions contain the entire agreement of the Parties with regard to the matters described herein, and supersedes any and all prior negotiations, correspondence, understandings, representations, communications, whether written or oral, and agreements between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
SEVERABILITY: If any provision of this agreement is determined to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.