Quotations are subject to the terms and conditions appearing on the reverse side (or following page) which are incorporated herein by reference. All orders placed directly with NBK America LLC are subject to ordering minimums. Designated “Produced-to-Order” items are non-cancelable and non-returnable. These items are priced per shipped quantity. In the event of in whole or in part, Buyer shall be liable for the payment of cancellation charges in the amount of all costs, expenses, damages or losses incurred or suffered by NBK AmericaLLC
(a) These General Terms and Conditions of sale (these "Terms") are the only terms and conditions which govern the sale of the goods ("Goods") by NBK America LLC ("Seller") to the purchaser of the Goods ("Buyer"). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if a written contract signed by both parties is in existence covering the sale of the Goods covered hereby, the terms and conditions of said contract shall prevail to the extent they are inconsistent with these Terms.
(b) The invoice for the Goods (the "Sales Confirmation"; and together with these Terms, (the "Agreement") comprise the entire agreement between the parties, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous understandings, agreements, negotiations, representations and warranties, and communications, both written and oral. These Terms prevail over any of Buyer's general terms and conditions of purchase regardless of whether or when Buyer has submitted its purchase order or such terms. Fulfillment of Buyer's order does not constitute acceptance of any of Buyer's terms and conditions and does not serve to modify or amend these Terms.
(a) The Goods will be delivered within a reasonable time after the receipt of Buyer's purchase order. Seller shall not be liable for any delays, loss or damage in transit.
(b) Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties, Seller shall deliver the Goods to Buyer’s warehouse or such other point of origin or point of entry as Buyer shall designate (the "Delivery Point") using Seller's standard methods for packaging and shipping such Goods. Buyer shall be responsible for all loading costs and provide equipment and labor reasonably suited for receipt of the Goods at the Delivery Point.
(c) Seller may, in its sole discretion, without liability or penalty, make partial shipments of Goods to Buyer. Each shipment will constitute a separate sale, and Buyer shall pay for the units shipped whether such shipment is in whole or partial fulfillment of Buyer's purchase order.
(d) If for any reason Buyer fails to accept delivery of any of the Goods on the date fixed pursuant to Seller's notice that the Goods have been delivered at the Delivery Point, or if Seller is unable to deliver the Goods at the Delivery Point on such date because Buyer has not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licenses or authorizations: (i) risk of loss to the Goods shall pass to Buyer; (ii) the Goods shall be deemed to have been delivered to Buyer; and (iii) Seller, at its option, may store the Goods until Buyer picks them up, whereupon Buyer shall be liable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance).
(a) The quantity of any installment of Goods as recorded by Seller on dispatch from Seller's place of business is conclusive evidence of the quantity received by Buyer on delivery unless Buyer can provide conclusive evidence proving the contrary.
(b) Seller shall not be liable for any non-delivery of Goods (even if caused by Seller's negligence) unless Buyer gives written notice to Seller of the non-delivery within fifteen (15) days of the date when the Goods would in the ordinary course of events have been received by Buyer.
(c) Any liability of Seller for non-delivery of the Goods shall be limited to replacing the Goods within a reasonable time or adjusting the invoice respecting such Goods to reflect the actual quantity delivered.
If Seller delivers to Buyer a quantity of Goods of up to ten percent (10%) more or less than the quantity set forth in the Sales Confirmation, Buyer shall not be entitled to object to or reject the Goods or any portion of them by reason of the surplus or shortfall and shall pay the price for such Goods set forth in the Sales Confirmation (adjusted pro-rata).
5. Shipping Terms.
Delivery shall be made EXW the Delivery Point, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.
6. Title and Risk of Loss.
Title and risk of loss passes to Buyer upon delivery of the Goods at the Delivery Point. As collateral security for the payment of the purchase price of the Goods, Buyer hereby grants to Seller a first priority lien on and security interest in and to all of the right, title and interest of Buyer in, to and under the Goods, wherever located, and whether now existing or hereafter arising or acquired from time to time, and in all accessions thereto and replacements or modifications thereof, as well as all proceeds (including insurance proceeds) of the foregoing. The security interest granted under this provision constitutes a purchase money security interest under the Pennsylvania Uniform Commercial Code and/or other applicable laws.
7. Amendment and Modification.
These Terms may only be amended or modified in a writing which specifically states that it amends these Terms and is signed by an authorized representative of each party.
8. Inspection and Rejection of Nonconforming Goods.
(a) Buyer shall inspect the Goods upon receipt ("Inspection Period"). Buyer will be deemed to have accepted the Goods unless it notifies Seller in writing of any Nonconforming Goods during the Inspection Period and furnishes such written evidence or other documentation as required by Seller. "Nonconforming Goods" means only the following: (i) product shipped is different than identified in Buyer's purchase order; or (ii) product's label or packaging incorrectly identifies its contents.
(b) If Buyer timely notifies Seller of any Nonconforming Goods, Seller shall, in its sole discretion, (i) replace such Nonconforming Goods with conforming Goods, or (ii) credit or refund the Price for such Nonconforming Goods, together with any reasonable shipping and handling expenses incurred by Buyer in connection therewith. Buyer shall ship, at its expense and risk of loss, the Nonconforming Goods to Seller's facility designated therefor by Seller. If Seller exercises its option to replace Nonconforming Goods, Seller shall, after receiving Buyer's shipment of Nonconforming Goods, ship to Buyer, at Buyer's expense and risk of loss, the replaced Goods to the Delivery Point.
(c) Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the remedies set forth in Section 8(b) are Buyer's exclusive remedies for the delivery of Nonconforming Goods. Except as provided under Section 8(b), all sales of Goods to Buyer are made on a one-way basis and Buyer has no right to return to Seller any Goods purchased under this Agreement.
(a) Buyer shall purchase the Goods from Seller at the applicable prices (the "Prices") set forth in Seller's published price list in force as of the date of Buyer's purchase order.
(b) All Prices are exclusive of all sales, use and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties and charges of any kind imposed by any Governmental Authority on any amounts payable by Buyer. Buyer shall be responsible for all such charges, costs and taxes; provided, that, Buyer shall not be responsible for any taxes imposed on, or with respect to, Seller's income, revenues, gross receipts, personnel or real or personal property or other assets.
10. Payment Terms.
(a) Buyer shall pay all invoiced amounts due to Seller within thirty (30) days from the date of Seller's invoice. Buyer shall make all payments hereunder by wire transfer or check, payment of which shall be made in US dollars unless otherwise agreed by Seller.
(b) Buyer shall pay interest on all late payments at the lesser of the rate of 1.5% per month or the highest rate permissible under applicable law, calculated daily and compounded monthly. Buyer shall reimburse Seller for all costs incurred in collecting any late payments, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees. In addition to all other remedies available under these Terms or under applicable law (which Seller does not waive by the exercise of any rights hereunder), Seller shall be entitled to suspend the delivery of any Goods if Buyer fails to pay any amounts when due hereunder and such failure continues for thirty (30) days following written notice thereof.
(c) Buyer shall not withhold payment of any amounts due and payable by reason of any set-off of any claim or dispute with Seller, whether relating to Seller's breach, bankruptcy or otherwise.
11. Limited Warranty.
(a) Seller warrants to Buyer that for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment of the Goods ("Warranty Period"), such Goods will conform to Seller's published specifications in effect as of the date of manufacture under the corresponding purchase order and/or invoice, and will be free from material defects in material and workmanship.
(b) EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 11(a), SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY; WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; OR WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY; WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE.
(c) Seller shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty set forth in Section 11(a) unless Buyer gives written notice of the defect, reasonably described, to Seller within seven (7) calendar days of the time when Buyer discovers or ought to have discovered the defect; Seller is given a reasonable opportunity after receiving the notice to examine such Goods, and Buyer (if requested to do so by Seller) returns such Goods to Seller's designated place of business at Seller's cost for the examination to take place there; and Seller reasonably verifies Buyer's claim that the Goods are defective.
(d) Seller shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty set forth in Section 11(a) if Buyer makes any further use of such Goods after giving such notice; the defect arises because Buyer failed to follow Seller's oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods; or Buyer alters or repairs such Goods without the prior written consent of Seller.
(e) Subject to Section 11(c) and Section 11(d) above, with respect to any such Goods during the Warranty Period, Seller shall, in its sole discretion, either repair or replace such Goods (or the defective part); or credit or refund the price of such Goods at the pro-rata contract rate; provided that, if Seller so requests, Buyer shall, at Seller's expense, return such Goods to Seller’s designated place of business.
(f) THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN SECTION 11(e) SHALL BE THE BUYER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SELLER'S ENTIRE LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 11(a).
12. Limitation of Liability.
(a) SELLER’S LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCLUDING ANY RESULTING FROM DEFECTIVE GOODS OR ANY ACTS OR DEFAULTS ON THE PART OF THE SELLER, ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (EXCLUDING LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY PROCESS OF LAW) SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PRICE OF THE GOODS SOLD. SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO BUYER OR BUYER’S CUSTOMERS FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR LIQUIDATED DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE, LOSS OF USE OF GOODS, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, ADDITIONAL EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE USE OF GOODS, OR THE CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF SELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS DISCLAIMER SHALL APPLY TO INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR LIQUIDATED DAMAGES BASED UPON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION WHATSOEVER ASSERTED AGAINST SELLER, INCLUDING ANY ARISING OUT OF PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT, ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, GUARANTY, PRODUCTS LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE PERTAINING TO PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE PURCHASE ORDER OR INVOICE BY SELLER. BUYER SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD SELLER HARMLESS FROM ANY SUCH CLAIMS BY ANY OF BUYER’S CUSTOMERS.
(b) The limitation of liability set forth in Section 12(a) above shall not apply to liability resulting from Seller's gross negligence or willful misconduct, or death or bodily injury resulting from Seller’s acts or omissions.
13. Compliance with Law.
Buyer shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Buyer shall maintain in effect all the licenses, permissions, authorizations, consents and permits that it needs to carry out its obligations under this Agreement. Buyer shall comply with all export and import laws of all countries involved in the sale of the Goods under this Agreement or any resale of the Goods by Buyer. Buyer assumes all responsibility for shipments of Goods requiring any government import clearance. Seller may terminate this Agreement if any governmental authority imposes antidumping or countervailing duties or any other penalties upon the Goods.
In addition to any remedies that may be provided under these Terms, Seller may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect upon written notice to Buyer, if Buyer fails to pay any amount when due under this Agreement; has not otherwise performed or complied with any of these Terms, in whole or in part; or becomes insolvent, files a petition for bankruptcy or commences or has commenced against it proceedings relating to bankruptcy, receivership, reorganization or assignment for the benefit of creditors.
No waiver by Seller of any of the provisions of this Agreement is effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by Seller. No failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power or privilege arising from this Agreement operates or may be construed as a waiver thereof. No single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder precludes any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.
16. Confidential Information.
All non-public, confidential or proprietary information of Seller, including, but not limited to, specifications, samples, patterns, designs, plans, drawings, documents, data, business operations, customer lists, pricing, discounts or rebates, disclosed by Seller to Buyer, whether disclosed orally or disclosed or accessed in written, electronic or other form or media, and whether or not marked, designated or otherwise identified as "confidential," in connection with this Agreement is confidential, solely for the use of performing this Agreement and may not be disclosed or copied unless authorized in advance by Seller in writing. Upon Seller's request, Buyer shall promptly return all documents and other materials received from Seller. Seller shall be entitled to injunctive relief for any violation of this Section. This Section does not apply to information that is in the public domain; known to Buyer at the time of disclosure; or rightfully obtained by Seller on a non-confidential basis from a third party.
17. Force Majeure.
Seller shall not be liable or responsible to Buyer, nor be deemed to have defaulted or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Seller including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, war, invasion or hostilities, terrorist threats or acts, riot, or other civil unrest, national emergency, revolution, insurrection, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labor disputes (whether or not relating to either party's workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials, materials or telecommunication breakdown or power outage; provided that, if the event in question continues for a continuous period in excess of sixty (60) calendar days, Buyer shall be entitled to give notice in writing to Seller to terminate further performance under this Agreement.
Buyer shall not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Seller. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section is null and void. No assignment or delegation relieves Buyer of any of its obligations under this Agreement.
19. Relationship of the Parties.
The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties, and neither party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.
20. No Third-Party Beneficiaries.
This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person or entity any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of these Terms.
21. Governing Law.
All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
22. Submission to Jurisdiction.
Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be instituted in the federal courts of the United States of America or the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding.
All notices, request, consents, claims, demands, waivers and other communications hereunder (each, a shall be in writing and addressed to the parties at the addresses set forth on the face of the Sales Confirmation or to such other"Notice") address that may be designated by the receiving party in writing. All Notices shall be delivered by personal delivery, nationally recognized overnight courier (with all fees pre-paid), facsimile (with confirmation of transmission) or certified or registered mail (in each case, return receipt requested, postage prepaid). Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, a Notice is effective only upon receipt of the receiving party, and if the party giving the Notice has complied with the requirements of this Section.
If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.
Provisions of these Terms which by their nature should apply beyond their terms will remain in force after any termination or expiration of this Agreement; including, but not limited to, the following provisions: Compliance with Laws, Confidential Information, Governing Law, Submission to Jurisdiction and Survival.