STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

For orders placed after March 2017

 

1.        General Any written or oral order received from Buyer by Ingersoll-Rand Company (“Company”) is governed by the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale outlined herein (“Terms”). COMPANY’S ACCEPTANCE OF BUYER’S ORDER IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED ON BUYER’S ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS. Company rejects any terms and conditions inconsistent with these Terms and to any other terms proposed by Buyer in accepting Company’s proposal. No agreement, oral or written, in any way claiming to modify these Terms and Conditions will be binding on Company unless agreed to in writing by an authorized representative of Company.

2.        Taxes Prices do not include any present or future Federal, State, or local property, license, privilege, sales, use, excise, gross receipts or other like taxes or assessments applicable to this order (“Taxes”). All Taxes will be itemized separately. Buyer will be responsible for the payment of any Taxes to Company unless Buyer provides a valid exemption certificate. If the exemption certificate is not recognized by the governmental taxing authority, Buyer will reimburse Company for any Taxes, including any interest or penalty assessed against Company.

3.        Title and Risk of Loss Title and risk of loss or damage to equipment will pass to Buyer upon tender of delivery FOB Company facility, except that Buyer grants Company a lien on and a purchase money security interest in and to all of the right, title, and interest of Buyer in the equipment purchased hereunder until full payment has been made.

4.        Credit Terms

  1. Payment Buyer shall pay the amounts due and owing to Company identified on each invoice in full and in accordance with the terms specified on each invoice.
  2. Invoice Disputes Buyer shall notify Company in writing of any dispute with any invoice (along with substantiating documentation) prior to the invoice due date. Invoices for which no such timely notification is received shall be deemed accepted by Buyer as true and correct. The parties shall seek to resolve all such disputes expeditiously and in good faith. Should any dispute arise with respect to any goods delivered by Company to Buyer, Buyer shall nevertheless pay all invoices covering goods not in dispute, without setoff, defense or counter-claim.
  3. Late Payments On any invoice not paid when due, Buyer shall pay a late charge from the due date to the date of actual payment at the lesser of the simple interest rate of 12% per annum calculated monthly or the highest rate permissible under applicable law. Buyer shall reimburse Company for all costs incurred in collecting any late payments, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees. In addition to all other remedies available under these Terms and Conditions or at law (which Company does not waive by the exercise of any rights hereunder), Company shall be entitled to suspend the delivery of any goods if Buyer fails to pay any amounts when due.
  4. Acceleration Should Buyer fail to make any payment required hereunder, Company may, without notice, declare all obligations of Buyer to Company (“Obligations”) immediately due and payable, whether or not such late charges are included in any statement of account rendered by Company to Buyer.
  5. No Partial Payments Buyer irrevocably agrees that it will not, without Company's prior written consent in each instance, tender any payments for less than the full amount of the invoices to which said payment applies (“Partial Payments”). Any Partial Payments tendered by or for the account of Buyer shall not extinguish or otherwise affect any unpaid portion of the subject invoices, despite any notation on or accompanying said payment such as “in full payment,” “in full satisfaction,” or words of similar effect.
  6. Sufficient Funds Buyer represents that all checks issued to Company will be honored by the drawee bank, and that no checks will be so issued unless Buyer then has funds on deposit in an amount sufficient to cover all checks issued by Buyer. Buyer acknowledges that this representation will be materially relied upon by Company in extending credit to Buyer.
  7. Right to Set Off. Any payment received by Company from Buyer may be applied by Company against any obligation owing by Buyer to Company, regardless of any statement appearing on or referring to such payment, without discharging Buyer's liability for any additional amounts owing by Buyer to Company. The acceptance by Company of such payment shall not constitute a waiver of Company's right to pursue any remaining balance. With respect to any monetary obligations of Company to Buyer, including without limitation, volume rebates and advertising rebates, Company may, at any time, setoff and appropriate and apply such amounts against any sums that are, or will become, owing, due or payable to Company by Buyer under these Terms and Conditions or any other agreement.

 

5.        Financial Condition of Buyer

  1. Receipt of Goods While Insolvent In the event that Buyer receives any goods from Company while Buyer is insolvent (as such term is used in §2- 702 of the Uniform Commercial Code, United-States of America), this writing and the invoices received from Company relating to such goods shall constitute Company's demand for reclamation of such goods.
  2. Withdraw of Credit Approval Company reserves the right before shipment of any goods ordered by Buyer from Company, to require that all or a portion of the purchase price relating thereto be paid to Company, in good funds, prior to shipment.
  3. Material Adverse Change in Financial Condition Notwithstanding the stated due date of any obligations, all Obligations shall become immediately due and payable, without notice, in the event that Company determines there to have been a material adverse change in the financial condition or business affairs of Buyer so that in Company's reasonable judgment Buyer's ability to pay the Obligations has become impaired.
  4. Verification of Credit References Company is authorized to contact any credit references provided by Buyer, and to disclose any information reasonably necessary to determine Buyer's credit worthiness. Company is also authorized to obtain personal credit reports on any partner, principal, officer, or potential guarantor in determining Buyer’s creditworthiness. Company may also disclose any information concerning its relationship with Buyer which is requested by anyone identifying themselves as an existing or potential creditor of Buyer.
  5. Disclosure of Buyer’s Right to a Statement of Reasons for Action If this application is not approved in full or if any other adverse action is taken with respect to Buyer’s credit, Buyer has the right to request within 60 days of Company’s notification of such adverse action, a statement of specific reasons for such action, which statement will be provided within 30 days of said request.

 

6.        Delivery Company will deliver goods within a reasonable time after receipt of Buyer’s order and in no event will delivery dates be construed as falling within the meaning of “time is of the essence.”

 

7.        Force Majeure Company will not be liable for any loss or damage due to delays arising from causes beyond the reasonable control of Company, including but not limited to any acts of God, fire, flood, earthquake or explosion, strikes or other labor difficulties, wars, riots, terrorist threats, national emergencies, or acts of governments. In such events, Company will have additional time within which to deliver or perform as may be reasonably necessary under the circumstances. If Buyer requires drawings, procedures, standards or similar material for approval, delivery schedules will be calculated from the time such approvals are received by Company. Any hold points, witness points, or Buyer inspection requirements must be identified by Buyer at the time of quotation and/or order placement. Additional inspection or testing required by Buyer will extend delivery dates accordingly.

 

8.        Storage Fee If Buyer is not able to accept delivery on the date agreed to by the parties, Buyer will pay Company a storage fee equivalent to one and one half percent (1.5%) of the total order value per calendar month or fraction thereof (calculated and charged on a per day basis) until the date of delivery (“Storage Fee”). Additionally, if Company is performing installation services and at the time of delivery Buyer’s location is not ready or is unsafe for installation, Company reserves the right to postpone or to discontinue work. In such event, Company may charge Buyer an amount equivalent to the Storage Fee until such time that the location is ready and safe for installation, as determined by Company.

 

9.     Warranty Company warrants that the equipment manufactured by it and services provided by it will be free from defects in material and workmanship, for the duration of the specified Warranty Period. For new equipment, a period of twelve (12) months from the date of initial operation not to exceed eighteen (18) months from shipment, whichever first occurs; for parts and services, six (6) months from the date of shipment; for services, six (6) months from the date of installation, inclusive of transportation and installation costs if installed by Company or six (6) months from the date of delivery exclusive of transportation and installation costs if not installed by Company (each a “Warranty Period”). Equipment or parts manufactured by others are warranted only to the extent of the original manufacturer’s warranty to Company.

If equipment, parts or services are nonconforming, Buyer must provide prompt written notice to Company within the Warranty Period, and Company will, at its option, correct such nonconformity by suitable repair or replacement to equipment or part or correction to defective workmanship. If repair or replacement is not feasible, Company will, at its option, refund the full purchase price for such equipment, part or service.

Company will have no responsibility to repair or replace defective equipment, parts or service resulting from Buyer’s failure to store, install, maintain, or operate the equipment according to Company’s specific recommendations or in accordance with good industry practices. Company will not be liable for any repairs, replacements or adjustments or any costs of labor performed by Buyer or any third-party without Company’s prior written approval. This warranty will not apply to any non-standard component which Buyer directs Company to use or add to the equipment. The effects of corrosion, erosion, deterioration occasioned by chemical and abrasive action or excessive heat, and normal wear and tear are specifically excluded from the warranty.

COMPANY MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT THAT OF TITLE, AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.

Correction of defects whether patent or latent, in the manner and for the duration of the Warranty Period, will constitute fulfillment of all Company’s liabilities for such defects with respect to or arising out of equipment, parts, or services provided hereunder. Warranty work does not assure uninterrupted operation of equipment.

10.  Order Cancellation If Buyer cancels an order, Buyer will pay a cancellation fee to Company in an amount equal to Company’s direct out of pocket costs incurred plus a percentage of the order value to cover sales and administrative expenses. The percentage is based on the proportion of time which has elapsed from the date the order is placed to the originally scheduled shipment date as follows:

Percent of time elapsed from PO date to scheduled ship date

Cancellation fee % of PO Value

0-10%

5%

11-20%

15%

21-30%

25%

31-40%

35%

41-50%

45%

51-60%

55%

61-70%

65%

71-80%

75%

81-90%

85%

91-100%

95%

 

11.  Compliance with Laws Company will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in effect in the location of manufacture on the date an order is placed. Compliance with any local governmental laws or regulations relating to location, use, or operation of the equipment, or its use in conjunction with other equipment, will be the sole responsibility of Buyer. Equipment purchased hereunder is produced in accordance with all applicable requirements of Section 6, 7, and 12 of the Fair Labor Standards Act as amended and of regulations and orders of the United States Department of Labor issued under Section 14 thereof. Where applicable, the Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discrimination against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, or age (provided that the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because of all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance programs; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Protection Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning the creditor is the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.

12.     Export Control Buyer agrees not to disclose or export, either directly or indirectly, any Company technology or information, or the direct product thereof, to any destination or person if such disclosure or export is prohibited by U.S. laws and regulations. In particular, Buyer will not use and will not permit any third party to use Company technology or information in connection with the design, production, use or storage of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or missiles of any kind. This paragraph will survive the termination of this contract.

13.     Patent Indemnity Company will defend Buyer against any proceeding based upon a claim that the equipment manufactured by Company infringes any U.S. patent, provided that Company is promptly notified in writing and given authority, information, and assistance for defense of the same. If any claim materially interferes with Buyer’s use of the equipment, Company will, at its option, procure for Buyer the right to continue to use such equipment, modify it so that it becomes non-infringing, replace it with non-infringing equipment, or will remove the equipment and refund the purchase price. Company does not accept any liability whatsoever in respect to patents claiming more than the equipment furnished hereunder or claiming methods or processes to be carried out with the aid of such equipment. The foregoing states the entire liability of Company with regard to patent infringement.

14.     Limitation of Liability THE REMEDIES OF BUYER SET FORTH HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE, AND THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF COMPANY WITH RESPECT TO THIS CONTRACT, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, INDEMNITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE FOR THE EQUIPMENT, PART OR SERVICE THAT IS THE BASIS FOR THE CLAIM.

IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY BE LIABLE TO BUYER, ANY SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, OR ANY BENEFICIARY OR ASSIGNEE OF THIS CONTRACT FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE ARISING OUT OF THIS CONTRACT OR ANY BREACH THEREOF, OR ANY DEFECT IN, OR FAILURE OF, OR MALFUNCTION OF THE EQUIPMENT, PART OR SERVICE HEREUNDER, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE IS BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, INDEMNITY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

15.     Assignment Buyer will not assign or transfer this contract without the prior written consent of Company, and such consent will not be unreasonably withheld. Additionally, Buyer will not sell all or a substantial portion of its assets to another entity (the “Successor”) without the prior written consent of Company. In the event that Buyer does not provide such notice to Company and the business previously conducted by Buyer is or may be continued by the Successor, Buyer shall be liable for and shall pay on demand the amount of all accounts receivable due by Successor to Company arising from the date of such sale of assets to the date Company learns of such asset sale.

16.     No Waiver No waiver by Company of any of the provisions of this Contract is effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by Company. No failure to exercise, partial exercise, or delay in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege arising from this Contract operates, or may be construed, as a waiver thereof.

17.     Governing Law The rights and obligations of the parties will be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina excluding any conflict of law provisions. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to this contract.

18.     No Reference Required Buyer and Company agree that each order shall constitute a separate contract, the performance of which will be governed exclusively by these Terms. This Agreement shall govern an order regardless of whether or not this document is attached to or referenced in the order. Excluded from applicability to an order include, but are not limited to: (i) any other terms and conditions contained in the order, including terms contained on the reverse side of the order; (ii) any reference in an order to Buyer’s Internet site for terms and conditions; (iii) any reference in an order to any other agreement, document or terms unless agreed to in writing by the Parties. In the event of a conflict between any terms and conditions of an order (except (iii) above), these Terms shall prevail and govern the order.

 

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