ROSS® STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PRODUCT SALES
These terms and conditions constitute all of the terms and conditions of the contract between Purchaser and ROSS CONTROLS®. The terms and conditions in Purchaser’s Purchase Order are without force and effect and are not binding upon ROSS except to the extent, if any, that such terms and conditions are identical to ROSS’ terms and conditions.
2. QUOTATIONS AND ACCEPTANCE OF ORDERS
All quotations for ROSS products, including those quotations made by ROSS representatives, are made without obligation to ROSS, and are subject to acceptance by ROSS at its offices in the state of Michigan. Unless otherwise specified, all quotations are made for immediate acceptance, and are subject to change without notice.
A. The prices specified herein are subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise stated, all prices are f.o.b. shipping point and are in U.S. Dollars.
B. Prices specified herein include no sales, use, occupation, or other similar tax, local or foreign.
C. The prices specified herein include ROSS regular packaging only. Any special packaging requested by Purchaser, including special protection for export shipment, must be at Purchaser's expense, and the cost of such special packaging must be in addition to the prices stated.
D. A minimum billing of Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars per shipment (invoice) applies, which amount may not include transportation charges, taxes, and any other special charges and assessments.
Purchaser will pay the appropriate governmental officials directly for all sales, use, occupation, gross income, and similar taxes or charges levied, assessed, or imposed on Purchaser in connection herewith, or, at or after shipment of materials by ROSS, imposed on such materials or on ROSS or which may be required to be collected by ROSS; provided, however, that if ROSS is required to, or does, pay any such taxes or charges, Purchaser will reimburse or indemnify ROSS for such taxes or charges.
A. Invoices are payable by Purchaser Net Thirty (30) Days from date of issue. Finance charge of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month applies to past due amounts. Each shipment must be treated as a separate and independent contract. Shipments delayed by the Purchaser may at ROSS' option become due from the ordinary delivery date requested by Purchaser, and, if special material or products are in process by ROSS, periodic invoices may be rendered by ROSS to Purchaser in amounts based upon the contract price and percentage of completion. Material or products held or stored by ROSS for Purchaser must be at the risk and expense of the Purchaser.
B. Unless otherwise noted herein, payment for products shipped by ROSS must be made at the principal office of ROSS in Troy, Michigan, in United States funds, without exchange or similar charges, payable to the order of ROSS Controls.
C. ROSS' collection expenses, including those for drafts when payment is made and accepted by ROSS in a different currency, are chargeable to the Purchaser.
D. ROSS retains a security interest in the goods sold hereunder until the purchase price with respect to such goods has been paid in full and such payment in full must be deemed a condition precedent to the extinguishment of the security interest.
A. Shipments are made at the Purchaser's expense and ROSS is not responsible for drayage, demurrage, or other transportation charges incurred at destination. Risk of loss during shipment must be upon Purchaser and transportation insurance will be taken out only at the Purchaser's request, in which case the expenses will be charged to Purchaser
B. All shipments and deliveries of products remain at all times subject to Purchaser's financial condition being at all times satisfactory to ROSS. ROSS may decline to make deliveries except on receipt of full or partial payment in advance or of other security satisfactory to ROSS whenever ROSS, for any reason, must be in doubt as to the financial responsibility of Purchaser.
C. ROSS is not liable or responsible for delay in shipment or delivery or for nonperformance of contracts, in whole or in part, if such delay or nonperformance is due to fires, floods, riots, strikes, acts of God, differences with workmen, accidents, casualties, subcontractor's or vendor's delays, inability to procure raw materials, delays in transportation, acts of Purchaser, any law, order, regulation, or request of the United States Government, or any agency thereof, and any state or municipal governmental authority, or any other cause beyond ROSS' direct control and the date of delivery must be extended for a period equal to the time lost by reason of the delay. Receipt by Purchaser of products constitutes a waiver of all claims for loss or damage due to delay.
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THE ROSS GROUP DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY AS TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF EACH ITEM'S DESCRIPTION, SPECIFICATION, TECHNICAL INFORMATION, DIMENSIONING AND SIZING. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE BEFORE RELYING UPON IT.
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IF ANY PART OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE DETERMINED TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE PROVISION WILL BE DEEMED SUPERSEDED BY A VALID, ENFORCEABLE PROVISION THAT MOST CLOSELY MATCHES THE INTENT OF THE ORIGINAL PROVISION AND THE REMAINING TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL CONTINUE IN EFFECT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE ROSS GROUP OR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFITS), WHETHER IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY ROSS BUSINESS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE ROSS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE, OR WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, THAT YOU ARE USING THIS WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN AND SOLE RISK. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE, SO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THE INVALIDITY OF ANY TERM, CONDITION OR PROVISION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THOSE PORTIONS DEEMED ENFORCEABLE BY APPLICABLE COURTS OF LAW. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ROSS BUSINESSES UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). ENFORCEMENT, APPLICABLE LAW and JURISDICTION
By accessing and using a ROSS Group Website, you agree that your access to and use of it is subject to these terms and conditions, as well as all applicable laws, as governed and interpreted pursuant to the LAWS OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, U.S.A. You hereby consent to the EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE of the courts in OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Website. Use is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including this paragraph.
All products sold by ROSS CONTROLS are warranted for a one-year period [with the exception of all Filters, Regulators and Lubricators ("FRLs") which are warranted for a period of seven years] from the date of purchase to be free of defects in material and workmanship. ROSS' obligation under this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the product or refund of the purchase price paid solely at the discretion of ROSS and provided such product is returned to ROSS freight prepaid and upon examination by ROSS is found to be defective. This warranty becomes void in the event that product has been subject to misuse, misapplication, improper maintenance, modification or tampering.
THE WARRANTY EXPRESSED ABOVE IS IN LIEU OF AND EXCLUSIVE OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND ROSS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ROSS MAKES NO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO ITS PRODUCTS MEETING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL, OCCUPATIONAL, SAFETY, AND/OR HEALTH LAWS OR REGULATIONS. IN NO EVENT IS ROSS LIABLE TO PURCHASER, USER, THEIR EMPLOYEES, OR OTHERS FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM A BREACH OF THE WARRANTY DESCRIBED ABOVE OR THE USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRODUCTS. NO STATEMENT OF ANY REPRESENTATIVE OR EMPLOYEE OF ROSS MAY EXTEND THE LIABILITY OF ROSS AS SET FORTH HEREIN.
9. INSPECTIONS, CLAIMS, DEFECTS, & SHORTAGES
A. Careful visual inspection of products promptly upon receipt is the responsibility of Purchaser. All of such inspections must be conclusive with respect to the absence of defects and imperfections in products and with respect to the conformity (as to quality or otherwise) of the products to the provisions of the contract, insofar as such defects, imperfections, or nonconformity could be found by a careful and diligent visual inspection. Failure of Purchaser to notify ROSS of any such defects, imperfections, or nonconformity at the time of such inspection must be an immediate and automatic release of any and all claims of Purchaser relative thereto.
B. In any event, any claims of defects must be presented to ROSS within seven (7) days of installation or original use of the products by Purchaser or Purchaser's designee, and ROSS must be fully discharged of all responsibility with respect to any such claims not presented by Purchaser to ROSS prior to expiration of said seven (7) day period.
C. Any products claimed by Purchaser to be defective must be retained and made available for inspection by ROSS. Such products must be returned to ROSS upon express request by ROSS. Purchaser agrees to comply with ROSS' instructions with respect to disposition of such products.
10. ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Purchaser assumes all risks or liability whatsoever resulting from the sale or use of the products covered hereby.
In the event Purchaser desires changes in the products to be furnished by ROSS, such changes must be subject to ROSS' acceptance and Purchaser will pay ROSS such additional appropriate charges as ROSS may determine and any increased resulting cost must be paid by Purchaser in accordance with the terms hereof.
12. RETURNED GOODS
A. Only standard, volume product in current demand & new unused condition will be considered for return for credit or replacement. Special, custom and/or ROSS/Flex®–developed product may not be returned.
B. Returns for credit or replacement (whether pursuant to Paragraph 8C hereof or otherwise) must be accepted only if previous consent in writing was received from ROSS. Products approved for return must be accompanied by a packing slip, which must make reference to Purchaser's order number and ROSS' original invoice number covering the products being returned. Unless the return is due to an error on the part of ROSS, goods approved for return must be shipped to ROSS, transportation charges prepaid, and the Purchaser must be subject to a restocking or handling charge with respect thereto.
Special, custom and/or ROSS/Flex®-developed product may not be cancelled. Any other order cancelled by Purchaser must be subject to a reasonable cancellation charge, which will be taken into consideration expenses incurred and commitments made by ROSS in performance of its obligations with respect to the order cancelled.
14. FAILURE OF ROSS TO ENFORCE RIGHTS
The forbearance or failure of ROSS to enforce any of the terms and conditions of the contract or to exercise any right accruing from any default of Purchaser may not affect or impair ROSS' rights in case such default continues or in case of any subsequent or other default of Purchaser, and such forbearance or failure does not constitute a waiver of other or future defaults of Purchaser.
15. LAW & JURISDICTION GOVERNING CONTRACT
The contract must be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Michigan and must be treated in all respects as a Michigan agreement subject only to the courts of Oakland County, Michigan.
16. NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
ROSS maintains an equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination program for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, in accordance with federal and local laws.
Typographical and clerical errors herein are subject to correction. ROSS reserves the right to correct the prices and/or terms of all quotations and orders, if it is found that, due to typographical or clerical errors, including the interpretations of customers’ requirements, such prices or terms are incorrect.
These Terms and Conditions May Change
The ROSS Group reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions in subsequent versions of the Website at any time without prior notice. Your use of the Website following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms and Conditions as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review the Terms and Conditions whenever you use the Website.