Standard terms and conditions of sale
Offer and Acceptance:
A quotation confirms that Ayalytical Instruments, Inc. or its affiliates (hereafter Ayalytical”), agrees to sell Products and/or perform services at the prices and in compliance with the terms and conditions communicated to the Customer (Hereafter Customer”) in said quotation. Acceptance of any Ayalytical proposal or quotation referring to these terms, or to which these terms are attached, is limited to acceptance of the exact terms as stated herein and in said proposal or quotation. Acceptance may be affected by any customary means including issuance of a responsive purchase order or equivalent authorization. Any altered or additional terms shall be deemed objected to without effect unless subsequently agreed to in writing by authorized Ayalytical personnel. The receipt of these terms by Customer following an order not in response to, or inconsistent with, a written Ayalytical proposal or quotation, shall be deemed a notification of objection to all inconsistent terms in said order.
Quotations are valid for 30 days beyond date of issuance.
Only prices in a quotation shall govern Customer’s purchase of the Products and Services. Any Ayalytical catalogs or other advertising materials are maintained only as a source of general information; any prices and/or specifications shown therein are subject to confirmation by specific quotations. Customer shall bear responsibility for all fees and taxes, including bank fees, excise and/or sales taxes and/or value-added taxes with respect to the Products or Services that may be imposed by any statute, ordinance, or regulation.
Terms of Payment:
Ayalytical may require partial or full prepayment before delivery of goods, products, or services. To the extent that Ayalytical extends any credit, payments shall be made in USD within 30 days of Ayalytical’s invoice date (unless otherwise noted), and subject to a monthly 1.5% late payment assessment. If Ayalytical finds reason to believe timely payments from Customer will not follow, and/or if the level of cost incurred by Ayalytical for custom work is high, and/or if lead times are long, as determined by Ayalytical in its sole discretion, then Ayalytical may require payment on different terms, including but not limited to prepayment in full. Ayalytical reserves the right to invoice for partial shipments.
Delivery and Risk of Loss:
Terms of Product delivery shall be Ex Works” at the point of shipment – unless otherwise noted. All delivery, insurance, and transportation of Products are at Customer’s risk and pursuant to Customer’s discretion and account. Risk of loss or damage to the Products shall pass to the Customer at the time of shipment. Upon the request of the Customer, Ayalytical may, but is not obligated to, arrange for transport and insurance at the Customer’s sole expense. Shipping dates are considered estimates only, and failure to meet said dates shall not be considered a breach by Ayalytical.
Title to Products shall pass to Customer upon delivery to a common carrier. Until Ayalytical has received full payment for any Products, Ayalytical is entitled to a security interest in the Products which shall, upon Ayalytical request, and with the assistance of Customer, be created and remain with Ayalytical. Until the security interest is extinguished, Ayalytical may stop shipment of, repossess, and/or resell any Products in question.
Inspection and Rejection:
Customer shall have no longer than thirty (30) days following receipt of a shipment of Products to inspect the Products. Customer may reject Products or Product shipments, in whole or in part, where the inspection reveals the Products are damaged, or are materially defective in workmanship or material. If Customer fails to timely reject Products or places the Products into commercial use, the Products shall be deemed accepted.
Ayalytical warrants to Customer that all Products will be free from material defects in material and workmanship for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of delivery. This warranty is void and does not apply to Products that have been subject to abuse, misuse, neglect, accident, tampering, modification, unauthorized repair, improper installation, if the Products have been used for purposes not authorized by Ayalytical or other causes unrelated to defective materials or workmanship. Ayalytical shall make the final determination as to the existence and cause of any alleged defect. No warranty is made with respect to custom equipment or Products produced to customer’s specifications except as may be specifically set forth in writing by Ayalytical in a separate contract for such custom equipment. Except for the express warranties set forth herein, Ayalytical hereby disclaims and makes no other warranty, express or implied, with respect to the products and services, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Ayalytical’s sole liability shall be limited, at Ayalytical’s sole option, to the remedy provided herein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, customer acknowledges that the warranty set forth in this paragraph supersedes all prior agreements and discussions with respect to the quality and performance of the products and services.
Ayalytical warrants that all repair parts installed, and services performed such as calibrations and repairs shall be performed consistent with good industry practices. Ayalytical shall provide a service report documenting all parts and services performed and certificates related to service were applicable. Ayalytical repair parts and service shall be warrantied for 30 days, and calibration services have a warranty of 3 days. Buyer shall inspect parts and services and contact Ayalytical immediately in writing if defective.
Repair Parts & Services:
- Parts and service done in a professional manner
- Ayalytical Parts will be free of defects for 90 days
- Non Ayalytical parts subject to manufacturer warranty
- Buyer should inspect all parts and services and contact Ayalytical Immeditely if defective
- Calibration warranty within 3 days of receiving instrument back
- Repair parts and labor warranty 30 days from completion
- New instrument 1 year warranty from time of install or 1.5 years from time of delivery, whichever is sooner
- Customer must notify Ayalytical in writing within warranty period
- Ayalytical will issue an RMA# for product
- Ayalytical shall repair or replace product to remedy issue
- Customer shall remove defective parts and install new parts under Ayalytical direction
- Customer shall troubleshoot issue under Ayalytical direction
- Ayalytical shall provide a service report describing all parts and service performed
- Ayalytical shall provide all certificates related to service were applicable
- Shipping damage
- Power surge or weather (fire flood, tornado, etc….)
- Misuse or accident
- Tampering or neglect
- Damage, malfunctions, problems or data/results created by 3rd part parts or accessories
- Software virus or computer/network issue
If any product proves to be in breach of the foregoing warranty, customer must notify Ayalytical in writing no later than the 30th day following the end of the warranty period. Ayalytical will promptly issue a return authorization for such product. As the sole and exclusive remedy for breach of warranty, Ayalytical shall, at its option, either repair, replace or modify the product. Customer shall be responsible for removing any defective parts in the products, and installing any repaired or replacement parts provided hereunder.
Limitation of liability:
In no event shall Ayalytical be liable for any penalty or any damages to Customer, its customers, agents or any third party with respect to any loss of production, loss of use, loss of other goods, loss of orders, loss of profits, substitution costs, loss of revenues, down-time costs or any costs associated with the failure of the products or services and/or the removal of products from service, or any other special, indirect, consequential, tort, exemplary, punitive or incidental damages, regardless of the cause or the legal theory therefore, including late delivery. Ayalytical’s liability, if any, is limited to the above warranty, and payment received from the customer for the products in question. This exclusion also includes any liability which may arise out of third party claims against customer. Ayalytical assumes no obligations or liability of any kind with respect to infringements or alleged infringements of patents, copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights arising out of customer’s purchase, use, or possession of Ayalytical products.
No Products may be returned, unless authorized by Ayalytical, and Ayalytical shall not be liable for any Products returned without such authorization. Customer shall be responsible for the transportation charges and losses of such Products returned. Any Products wrongfully returned, but accepted by Ayalytical, shall be subject to a restocking charge of forty percent (40%) of the invoice or purchase order amount plus any transportation costs incurred by Ayalytical. Products built to Customer’s specifications and Products that have been modified by the Customer may not be returned under any conditions. Customer shall carefully pack any returned Product in order that same may reach Ayalytical without damage. Products shall be returned only to those locations stipulated to by Ayalytical at the time that Ayalytical consents to the return of such Products. The shipping container for all returned Products must be adequate to ensure safe delivery of Products to Ayalytical.
Default and Cancellation:
In the event of Customer’s default in payment for Products purchased hereunder, Customer shall be responsible for all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by Ayalytical in collection of any sums owing by Customer (including reasonable attorney’s fees), and Ayalytical may decline to make further shipments to Customer without in any way affecting its rights under this contract. If, despite any such breach by Customer, Ayalytical elects to continue to make shipments, such shipments shall not constitute a waiver of any breach by Customer or in any way affect Ayalytical’s legal remedies arising from such breach. Customer shall not cancel, terminate, suspend performance of, or issue a hold on, any commitment for the purchase of, or payment for, Ayalytical Products or Services, without prior written consent of Ayalytical. Ayalytical shall be entitled upon any termination or equivalent action to any losses including but not limited to the cost of the Products designed, manufactured and/or shipped; the cost of Services rendered; lost profits; and other incurred costs or expenses. Any termination is subject to a minimum 15% termination charge. Ayalytical retains the right to terminate any contract for Services (or any contract for Products to the extent said contract requires specialized services) at its sole discretion, with reimbursement for all reasonable costs and expenses incurred up to point of termination. If Customer becomes bankrupt or insolvent, or files or has filed against it in any petition in bankruptcy, or makes an arrangement for the benefit of its creditors, or suffers a receiver or similar party to be appointed, Ayalytical shall be entitled to cancel this contract without judicial intervention or declaration of default of Customer and without prejudice to any right or remedy which shall have accrued or shall thereafter accrue to Ayalytical.
Customer shall indemnify, defend and hold Ayalytical harmless from any and all claims (including attorney’s fees and court costs) arising out of or connected with any Services, or production or use of any Products designed according to any Customer Specifications and/or Designs, to the extent that said claims result from Ayalytical’s use of and/or reliance on said Specifications and/or Designs for said Products and Services.
Software License Grant and Limitations:
Any purchaser of software Products created by Ayalytical is granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, and non-sublicensable license. Ayalytical retains title to and ownership of and all proprietary rights with respect to such software Products and all copies and portions thereof, whether or not incorporated into or with other software. This License does NOT constitute a sale of the software Products or any portion or copy thereof. Customer acknowledges that the software created by Ayalytical and all accompanying documentation and specifications constitute valuable proprietary, confidential, and trade secret information of Ayalytical. Such software, documentation and specifications may not be copied or sub-licensed, in whole or in part, provided, transferred, or otherwise disclosed or made available to third parties without the express written consent of Ayalytical. Title and ownership of the software created by Ayalytical shall at all times remain with Ayalytical. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Products are offered for sale and are sold by Ayalytical subject in every case to the condition that such sale does not convey any license, expressly or by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under any patent claim with respect to which Ayalytical can grant licenses covering complete equipment, or any assembly, circuit combination, method or process in which any such Products are used as components. Ayalytical expressly reserves all its rights under such patent claims. Ayalytical may revoke this license upon the breach of any of its terms or upon misuse of the license or the software.
All Ayalytical contributions to Products and Services, results of Services, and any other work product designed or provided by Ayalytical hereunder may contain or result in statutory and non-statutory Intellectual Property, including but not limited to patentable subject matter or trade secrets; and all such Intellectual Property remains the sole property of Ayalytical; Customer shall not disclose (except to the extent inherently necessary during any resale of Product sold hereunder), disassemble, decompile, or otherwise reverse engineer said contributions, or any results of the Services, or any work product, or otherwise attempt to learn the underlying processes, source code, structure, algorithms, or ideas.
These terms incorporate and/or replace all prior terms whether oral or written, and may not be changed by either party except in writing signed by both parties. The failure by Ayalytical to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this contract, or to exercise any election or option provided herein, shall in no way be construed as a waiver of such provision or option, nor in any way affect the validity of this contract (or any part hereof), or the right of Ayalytical thereafter to enforce each and every such provision. If any provision hereof is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable the remaining terms and provisions shall be unaffected and remain in full force and effect.
This agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of Ayalytical’s successors and assigns, including without limitation, any entity into which Ayalytical shall merge or consolidate. Customer may not assign any of Customer’s rights or obligations under this agreement without Ayalytical’s prior written consent. Any attempted assignment, delegation, or transfer by Customer without such consent of Ayalytical shall be void.
Ayalytical will exercise reasonable efforts to fill all orders according to the agreed schedule(s); provided, however, that Ayalytical shall not be responsible for any damages or delays caused by acts of God, acts of civil or military authorities, fires, strikes, floods, epidemics, quarantines, restrictions of government, war, riots, transportation delays, obtaining necessary engineering talent, labor, materials or manufacturing facilities, or any other cause beyond its reasonable control. In the event of any such delay, the delivery date shall be extended for such length of time as may be reasonably necessary.
All rights of the parties with respect to any sale covered hereby shall be governed by the substantive law of The United States of America, with the exception of its private international law rules. The competent court for Chicago, IL, shall have exclusive jurisdiction regarding any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement.