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EXCLUSIVE AND ENTIRE: The following Standard Terms and Conditions are intended by the parties to govern all the purchases of equipment, parts or service from Seller, and together with the specifications provided or embodied herewith, represent the entire understanding of the parties without exception. All other terms and conditions are specifically rejected, and by proceeding with the transaction in any manner, both Seller and Buyer agree that these Standard Terms and Conditions shall control. The price charged by Seller is based on these Standard Terms and Conditions.

TERMS: .5%, 10 days, NET 30. A "late payment" or service charge in the form of interest at the rate of 1.5% per month or a service charge of like amount will be levied on all late payments (the charge being consistent with the applicable local law). Attention to these terms will eliminate delays in shipping.

NOTE: Terms pending credit approval.

TAXES: The quoted prices do not include state or local sales, duties, use, excise or similar taxes. To avoid any inconvenience, please supply us with one of the following documents:

  1. A tax exemption certificate from your state or
  2. A statement on your order or letterhead that your firm will pay the appropriate state use tax in accordance with the current tax laws of your state. Unless we are provided with one of these documents, any such taxes imposed upon Seller will be added to our invoice by a separate item.

TERMINATION: In the event that this purchase is terminated for any reason, including Buyer's failure to make partial payments as specified, Seller will make a reasonable effort to minimize the damages payable by Buyer. However, Buyer shall be liable for all expenses, overheads and allowance of a reasonable profit on work performed up to the date of termination. Buyer agrees to pay Seller's invoice in accordance with invoice terms.

WARRANTY: Should any of the material sold by Seller prove defective or below standard, Buyer shall not return goods, but shall cease its use and shall notify Seller, stating full particulars in support of Buyer's claim. Seller will either replace goods upon return of the defective or below standard material or adjust the matter fairly and promptly. Under no circumstances shall Seller be liable for incidental, consequential or other indirect damages, lost profits, lost opportunity of any kind whatsoever. The advice of Seller's staff is available to the trade. Seller does not warrant or guarantee such advice. Seller does not control or supervise the subsequent manufacture, fabrication or installation of their products or their use after sale. No warrantee or guarantee as to materials or fitness thereof for any purpose is made, unless the same is specifically set forth in contract of purchase or acknowledgment of order, but in such case such warranty or guarantee is limited as above provided. Materials furnished by seller are subject to standard commercial tolerances unless otherwise provided hereon. There are no other warranties of any kind, express or implied, and specifically excluded, but not by way of limitation, are the implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability.

PATENTS: Seller agrees to indemnify Buyer against any proven claim and assessed liability for infringement of any United States patent arising from the manufacture or sale of any product furnished by Seller to Buyer. The FOREGOING STATES SELLER'S ENTIRE LIABILITY FOR CLAIMS OR PATENT INFRINGEMENT. Seller shall have no liability whatsoever if the claim of infringement arises out of Seller's compliance with Buyer's specifications. Seller shall have no liability whatsoever if a claim of infringement is based upon the Buyer's use of the product as part of a patented combination where the other elements of the combination are not supplied by Seller, or in the practice of a patented process. Where the specifications, process, design are supplied by Buyer, then Buyer agrees to indemnify Seller in like manner.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS: Unless otherwise stated herein all design, manufacturing processes, manufacturing information, vendor sources, know-how, equipment, tooling or other hardware, software, or information (collectively referred to as "resources") acquired or utilized by the Seller to produce the finished goods, and any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trade secrets related in any way to the resources, are and shall hereinafter remain the exclusive property of the Seller, regardless of whether such resources are created solely by the Seller, or by Buyer's collaboration with the Seller, for example, where Seller utilizes Buyer's specifications to create resources, and the Buyer shall acquire or receive no rights or title therein or thereto as a result of this purchase whether or not the order provides for Seller's delivery of technical data, drawings or other information to the Buyer in addition to the finished goods. Unless Sellers prior written consent is given, in no event shall the Buyer permit such data, drawings or information to be: (1) disclosed to any third party other than the Buyer's customer; (2) used by the Buyer or the Buyer's customer for manufacture of like or similar goods; (3) used for purposes of duplicating or reverse-engineering Seller's proprietary designs of processes; or (4) used by a party other than the Buyer or the Buyer's customer for any purpose.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: SELLER'S TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY (ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, LIQUIDATED DAMAGES, SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE, TERMINATION, CANCELLATION INCLUDING THE REPAYING OF THE CONTRACT PRICE OR PARTS THEREOF, FUNDAMENTAL BREACH, BREACH OF WARRANTIES, MISREPRESENTATION, NONPERFORMANCE, NONPAYMENT, OR ANY OTHER) WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, IN TORT, IN EQUITY, ON STATUE, AT LAW OR ON ANY OTHER THEORY OF LAW, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PAID CONTRACT PRICE. THE BUYER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE REMEDIES PROVIDED IN THIS CONTRACT ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO THE BUYER AT LAW, IN CONTRACT, IN TORT, IN STATUTE OR IN EQUITY OR IN ANY OTHER THEORY OF LAWS.

INSURANCE: Buyer represents that they have a program of Insurance which adequately protects their interest, and that of their employees and agents, including damage to plant, property and equipment, personal injury of any kind, directly or indirectly related in any way to the equipment, service, repair of parts supplied by Seller. Accordingly, Buyer waives any claim against Seller for the forgoing, and on behalf of its Insurance Company, any right of subrogation in connection therewith.

SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT PROVISION: WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IT IS EXPRESSLY UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT EACH AND EVERY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT THT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS INTENDED BY THE PARTIES TO BE SERVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ANY OTHER PROVISION AND TO BE ENFORCED AS SUCH, FURTHER, IT IS EXPRESSLY UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT IN THE EVENT ANY REMEDY HEREUNDER IS DETERMINED TO HAVE FAILED ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, ALL OTHER LIMITAIONS OF LIABILITY AND EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH HEREIN SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT. ALL SUCH PROVISION SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT. NO ACTION, REGARDLESS OF FORM, ARISING OUT OF THE TRANSACTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE BROUGHT BY BUYER MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS ACCURED.

U.S. EXPORT CONTROLS: All Items furnished by Seller to Buyer in connection herewith shall at all times be subject to the export control laws and regulations of the U.S. including, but not limited to, 10 CFR Part 810 and U.S, Export administration regulations. Buyer agrees and gives assurance that no items, equipment, materials, service, technical data, technology, software or other technical information or assistance furnished by the Seller, or any good or product resulting there from, shall be exported or re-exported by Buyer or its authorized transferees, if any, directly or indirectly, unless in accordance with applicable U.S. export laws and regulations. The aforesaid obligations shall survive any satisfaction, expiration, termination or discharge of any other contract obligations.

COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS UNIQUE TO BUYER CONTRACTS: The Seller agrees to comply with 31 U.S.C. 1352 relating to limitations on the use of appropriated funds to influence certain Federal contracts; 18 U.S.C. 431 relating to officials not to benefit; 40 U.S.C. 327, et seq., Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act; 41 U.S.C. 51-58, Anti-Kickback Act of 1986; 41 U.S.C. 265 and 10 U.S.C. 2409 relating to whistleblower protections; 49 U.S.C. 40118, Fly American; and 41 U.S.C. 423 relating to procurement integrity.

FORCE MAJEURE: If the performance of any part of this contract by Seller is rendered commercially impracticable by reason of any strike, fire, flood, accident, or any other contingency, the non-occurrence of which was a basic assumption of the contract including war, embargo, government regulation, or any unforeseen shutdown of major supply sources or other like causes beyond control of Seller such as cannot be circumvented by reasonable diligence and without unusual expense, Seller shall be excused from such performance in whole or in part to the extent that it is prevented and for as long a period of time as these conditions render Seller's performance commercially impractical.

LAW: This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey, USA, with venue exclusively in the US District Court of New Jersey or the New Jersey Courts in Burlington County, New Jersey. CISG (the Convention for the International Sale of Goods) is expressly rejected.


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