Standard Terms & Conditions of Sale
For all Sales of Products and/or Services
By reLink Medical LLC
Effective: May 19, 2016
- OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE; ENTIRE AGREEMENT. These Terms and Conditions of Sale (the “Agreement” or the “Terms”) are incorporated by reference into all sales made by ReLink Medical, LLC (“Seller”) for any and all product(s) or service(s) (together, the “Order(s)”) to buyer (“Buyer”). These Terms shall supersede all prior understandings, transactions and communications, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and shall form the complete agreement between Seller and Buyer. These Terms shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the parties. SELLER’S ACCEPTANCE OF ANY OFFER MADE BY BUYER TO PURCHASE GOODS IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON BUYER’S ASSENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Any additional, different or conflicting terms and/or conditions contained in Buyer’s order, form or other written or oral communication is objected to and hereby rejected, and shall not be binding upon Seller unless otherwise specifically agreed to in writing by an authorized management-level representative of Seller. The terms and conditions contained herein may be modified or cancelled by Seller at any time prior to acceptance. Additionally, Seller and Buyer acknowledge and agree that the sale of the Orders described herein shall not be a consumer transaction.
- PRICES; PAYMENT. All terms of payment shall be as specified by Seller in writing and shall be made in good funds (U.S. Dollars) without set-off or deduction, or if no terms of payment are specified, payment is required within thirty (30) days of the invoice date (NET 30). Seller may decline at any time either to accept an order, to ship the Orders subject to further terms, or hold shipment until Seller has received payment in full from Buyer. Unpaid balances shall bear interest from the due date at the rate of 1.5% per month, not to exceed the maximum lawful limit. Prices do not include federal, state or local taxes imposed on the Orders including, without limitation, sales, use or excise taxes; such taxes, if any, shall be paid by Buyer in addition to the price of the Orders. If Seller is required to prepay any such tax or fee, Buyer will reimburse Seller for such amount. Buyer must provide Seller with a resale/tax exemption certificate, if applicable. Buyer agrees to pay reasonable costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by Seller to collect any amounts due hereunder. Buyer may not withhold or set-off any payment because of any dispute or claim. Orders and/or invoices may include additional fees or charges as applicable including, but not limited to, the following: medical device excise taxes, shipping, handling and/or processing fees, credit card fees, shipping cut-off fees, priority/expediting fees, minimum order fees, exchange fees, drop ship fees, OEM/manufacturer/supplier fees, or other similar charges or fees. Seller reserves the right to correct errors in pricing, discount calculation, or billing (e.g., typographical errors, formula errors, etc.), and will notify Buyer of the corrected price; if Buyer does not choose to pay the corrected price, Seller may cancel the order without further obligation, except for the obligation of refund if payment was made in advance.
- DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS. Unless otherwise specified by Seller in writing, delivery of the Orders described herein shall be FOB Origin, Freight Prepaid and Charged Back (i.e., Seller pays freight and adds it to invoice; Buyer bears freight, handling and processing costs; Buyer owns goods in transit). Seller will use commercially reasonable efforts to meet the scheduled dates for shipment and delivery, but does not guarantee any delivery or completion date. Seller shall not be liable for any loss, damage, expense or charge of any kind resulting from delay in shipment or delivery. Notwithstanding any expectation or agreed upon delivery times, prepayment of transportation or insurance charges, the title and risk of loss or damage for products shall pass to Buyer, and delivery shall be deemed to be complete, upon delivery to a private or a common carrier or upon moving the Orders into storage on behalf of Buyer, whichever occurs first.
- INSPECTION OF PRODUCTS. Buyer shall be responsible for inspecting all Orders prior to acceptance; provided, however, that if Buyer has not given Seller written notice of rejection within five (5) business days following receipt by Buyer, the Orders shall be deemed to have been accepted by Buyer.
- Seller warrants to Buyer that the Orders shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for the warranty period specified within Seller’s quotation and/or Order Acknowledgement for the Orders (such warranty period shall commence from the date of the original shipment of the Orders). As to services provided by Seller, such services shall be carried out with the same degree of reasonable care and reasonable skill which is standard within the industry. If no warranty is specified for products or services, such products or services are provided AS-IS. If a warranty is designated as pro-rated by Seller, warranty coverage related to refund or credit shall be pro-rata based on the number of months remaining in the warranty period (e.g., if three months have passed in a six month warranty, remaining coverage is 1/2). Manufacturer’s warranties will be passed through Seller to Buyer if allowable. All warranty claims must be made by written notice to Seller within the specified warranty period. Warranty coverage for any product is contingent upon the following: (i) Buyer establishes that the products have been properly installed, maintained and operated within the limits of their intended and normal usage; (ii) upon Seller’s request, Buyer will return to Seller any defective products or portions thereof; and (iii) Seller promptly receives written notice of any defect and such defect is verified upon return of the product to Seller or upon inspection by an authorized representative of Seller at Seller’s option. If Buyer, after delivery, modifies, alters, substitutes or changes any of the Orders acquired from Seller, then Seller’s warranty with respect thereto shall be null and void and of no force and effect whatsoever. This warranty does not extend to: (i) defects due to misuse, abuse, neglect, (ii) Orders not used in accordance with normal operating and maintenance instructions, (iii) damage caused by corrosion or erosion, (iv) damage to Orders subject to wear and tear, (v) damage caused by Buyer’s failure to provide a suitable installation or operating environment for the Orders, (vi) damage caused by use of the Orders for purposes other than those for which they were designed, (vii) damage caused by disasters such as fire and other casualties, (viii) damage during shipment, and (ix) damage caused by equipment or components not manufactured by Seller. Orders replaced under the terms of this warranty are covered for the remainder of the original warranty term unless otherwise specified in writing by Seller [See also Warranty Replacement Procedure below]. If the conditions this Section 6 have been met, then Seller shall fulfill its warranty obligation by, at its option, (1) repair, replacement or reperformance of the Orders or portions thereof, or (2) refund of the purchase price paid for such defective Orders.
- WARRANTY REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE FOR PRODUCTS
(a) Buyer must obtain prior approval from Seller, by way of a valid Return Goods Authorization form and number (“RGA”), before making any warranty returns and/or returning any Orders for warranty replacements; such approval must be sought within the documented warranty period for the particular Order(s), such warranty periods beginning on the date of original shipment by Seller or its supplier. A technical support call may be required before an RGA will be issued.
(b) Buyer must ship Orders back prepaid and in an appropriate carton or container designed to protect such shipments
(c) Such returns must be received at the location designated on the RGA Form within ten (10) business days of the date an RGA was first sought from Seller. Any warranty return received by Seller without the RGA Form, or outside of the ten (10) business day period, will not qualify for a warranty credit. Buyer shall cooperate with reasonable requests at the time an RGA is reported, and during handling by Seller, by providing information including, but not limited to, full description of defect, serial number, identifying markings, and, if appropriate, photographs, etc.
(d) If a defect is confirmed by Seller or its supplier during evaluation, a credit will be issued fifteen (15) business days of the confirmation, such time being necessary to allow for evaluation and processing (NOTE: certain returns, evaluation and credits may take longer due to a longer period of time needed for evaluation and testing).
- THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, WRITTEN OR ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, PERFORMANCE AND/OR DESIGN; ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ARISING FROM ANY THEORY OF RECOVERY OR FROM THE COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED BY SELLER RELATED TO ALL PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND ORDERS.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND/OR SUBCONTRACTORS, BE LIABLE TO BUYER OR TO ANY THIRD-PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, COST OF CAPITAL, COST OF SUBSTITUTION, DOWNTIME COSTS OR DELAYS, OR ANY PENALTIES, WHETHER ANY SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SELLER HAD NOTICE OF SUCH POTENTIAL CLAIMS, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. SELLER’S LIABILITY FOR ANY SUCH CLAIMS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE PERFORMANCE OR BREACH THEREOF, OR FROM ANY DESIGN, SALE, SERVICE, INSTALLATION, OPERATION OR USE OF THE PRODUCTS/SERVICES, SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID TO SELLER BY BUYER FOR THE SPECIFIC PRODUCT OR SERVICE. SELLER SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM FAULTY OR INCOMPLETE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY BUYER.
- PRODUCT RETURNS & RESTOCKING (NON-WARRANTY)
(a) Requests to return Orders for a restocking fee (i.e., non-warranty returns) must be made by Buyer within five (5) business days of the original date of receipt by Buyer; Buyer must obtain prior approval from Seller for such returns by way of a Return Goods Authorization form and number (“RGA”). Orders returned by Buyer due to no fault of Seller are subject to a minimum twenty-five percent (25%) restocking fee, unless otherwise documented by Seller.
(b) Orders approved for return with a restocking fee must be received at the address noted on the RGA Form within ten (10) business days of original receipt of the Order(s) by Buyer, and must include the RGA Form specific to the particular order/part. Any returned Orders received by Seller without the RGA Form or outside of the timeframes described herein will not qualify for a credit (the full invoice price will be due from Buyer). Returned Orders must be sent in an appropriate carton or container designed to protect shipments in order to be eligible for any credit.
(c) If all return requirements have been met and the return is accepted, credit will be issued fifteen (15) business days thereafter, such time being necessary to allow for evaluation and processing (NOTE: certain returns and credits may take longer due to a longer period of time needed for evaluation and testing).
(d) Orders that are non-returnable for reasons including, but not limited to, supplier return restrictions, will be communicated as such prior to the transaction. Additionally, customized products/Orders are non-returnable. Any Orders sold as non-returnable may not be returned and will receive no credit if returned to Seller. If any claimed reason for a return does not qualify it for credit or cannot be verified by Seller or its supplier, then the full invoice price will be due from Buyer.
- FORCE MAJEURE. Seller shall not be liable for any non-performance or delay in performance which is due to (i) war, fire, flood, acts of God, acts of third parties, acts of terrorism, acts of governmental authority or any agency or commission thereof, accident, breakdown of equipment, or similar or dissimilar causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, those interfering with production, supply or transportation of the Orders or components, (ii) Seller’s ability to obtain, on terms it deems reasonable, labor, parts, equipment or transportation, or (iii) acts or omissions of third-parties including, but not limited to, causes of action resulting from personal injury or property damage.
- GENERAL. (a) Complete Agreement – This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the Orders and the subject matter hereof, and constitutes the entire agreement between the parties related to such Orders and the subject matter hereof; (b) Amendments; Modifications – No amendments or modifications of this Agreement (other than updated Terms & Conditions of Sale posted by Seller with a new Effective Date) shall be binding or effective unless in writing and signed by both parties, including an authorized management-level representative of Seller; (c) Severability – If a provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect and shall be construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision (or a portion thereof) was omitted; (d) Waiver – No waiver of any breach of the Agreement shall be construed as a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach thereof; (e) Assignment – Neither this Agreement nor any rights or benefits hereunder are assignable by Buyer without the prior written consent of Seller; Any such prohibited assignment shall be null and void; (f) Compliance; Attorneys’ Fees – Seller’s catalog(s) and/or other electronic or online platform(s) are offered as an as-is service for convenience, and Buyer represents that Buyer has and will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the purchase, re-sale and/or use of the Orders, and that Buyer has all requisite authority and right to purchase, resell and/or use the Orders. ReLink Medical, LLC, is not responsible for purchases outside of Buyer’s authority, right to purchase, and/or Buyer’s compliance with any applicable laws. In the event that Seller is the prevailing party in any action with respect to this representation, or in collections actions or proceedings between Seller and Buyer, Buyer shall be liable to Seller for all costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by Seller with respect to such action or proceeding; (g) Governing Law – This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. Unless agreed upon otherwise in a writing signed by both parties, this Agreement and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto, shall not be governed by the provisions of the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). All causes of action under this Agreement shall expire unless brought in a court of law located in Portage County or Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, to which Buyer does hereby consent to personal jurisdiction, within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such claim. Seller shall not be required to perform its obligations if Buyer has defaulted on its obligations to Seller (e.g., failed to pay). Seller shall have all other rights and remedies conferred by law. Buyer agrees that any litigation initiated either by Seller or Buyer shall be venued in a court located in Portage County or Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and waives any argument that personal jurisdiction and/or venue in such forums is not proper or convenient.