LCP MACHINE, INC.'S STANDARD PURCHASE ORDER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Buyer. As used herein, "Buyer" means LCP Machine, Inc. "Seller" means the supplier/vendor/service provider.
QUALITY REQUIREMENTS: Terms and conditions: All product supplied must conform to Buyer's quality requirements as specified. Buyer. reserves right of access by Buyer, customer, and regulatory personnel. Seller shall notify Buyer of any non-conforming product and obtain authorization for disposition of non-conforming product. Buyer shall be notified about any changes in the seller's processes that relate to this order. Documentation of supplied product must be retained for a minimum of 15 years.
1. ACCEPTANCE: Seller has read and understands this contract and agrees that Seller’s written acceptance or commencement of any work or services under this contract shall constitute Seller’s acceptance of these terms and conditions only. All terms and conditions proposed by Seller which are different from or in addition to this contract are unacceptable to Buyer, are expressly rejected by Buyer, and shall not become part of this contract. This contract may only be modified by a purchase order/alteration issued by Buyer.
2. SHIPPING AND BILLING: Seller agrees: (a) to properly pack, mark and ship goods in accordance with the requirements of Buyer, the involved carriers, and, if applicable, the country of destination; (b) to route shipments in accordance with Buyer’s instructions; (c) to make no charge for handling, packaging, storage or transportation of goods, unless otherwise stated as an item in this contract; (d) to provide with each shipment packing slips with Buyer’s contract and/or release number and date of shipment marked thereon; (e) to properly mark each package with a label/tag according to Buyer’s instructions and the customs regulations of the country of import; (f) to promptly forward the original bill of lading or other shipping receipt for each shipment in accordance with Buyer’s instructions. Seller will include on bills of lading or other shipping receipts, correct classification identification of the goods shipped in accordance with Buyer’s instructions and carrier’s requirements. The marks on each package and identification of the goods on packing slips, bills of lading and invoices (when required) shall be sufficient to enable Buyer to easily identify the goods purchased. The payment date shall be 60 days following Buyer’s receipt of the goods and/or services as determined by Buyer unless stated otherwise in this contract. Buyer may withhold payment pending receipt of evidence, in such form and detail as Buyer may direct, of the absence of any liens, encumbrances and claims on the goods or services under this contract.
3. DELIVERY SCHEDULES: Time is of the essence, and deliveries shall be made both in quantities and at times as specified by Buyer via such means as Buyer’s schedules, releases, pull signals, and reports. Buyer shall not be required to make payment for goods delivered to Buyer that are in excess of quantities specified in Buyer’s delivery schedules. Buyer may change the rate of scheduled shipments or direct temporary suspension of scheduled shipments, neither of which shall entitle Seller to a modification of the price for goods or services covered by this contract. Where quantities and/or delivery schedules are not specified, Seller shall deliver goods in such quantities and times as Buyer may direct.
4. PREMIUM SHIPMENTS: If Seller’s acts or omissions result in Seller’s failure to meet Buyer’s delivery requirements and Buyer requires a more expeditious method of transportation for the goods than the transportation method originally specified by Buyer, Seller shall ship the goods as expeditiously as possible at Seller’s sole expense.
5. CHANGES: Buyer reserves the right at any time to direct changes, or cause Seller to make changes, to drawings and specifications of the goods or to otherwise change the scope of the work covered by this contract, including work with respect to such matters as inspection, testing or quality control, and Seller agrees to promptly make such changes. In the event there is any difference in price or time for performance resulting from such changes, the price shall be equitably adjusted by agreement between Buyer and Seller after receipt of documentation in such form and detail as Buyer may direct. This contract may only be modified by a purchase order/alteration issued by Buyer.
6. SUPPLIER QUALITY AND DEVELOPMENT; INSPECTION: Seller agrees to comply with all quality requirements and procedures specified by Buyer, as revised from time to time, including those applicable to Seller as set forth in ISO-9001:2008 or its replacement. In addition, Buyer shall have the right to enter Seller’s facility at reasonable times to inspect the facility, goods, materials, and any property of Buyer covered by this contract. Buyer’s inspection of the goods, whether during manufacture, prior to delivery or within a reasonable time after delivery, shall not constitute acceptance of any work-in-process or finished goods.
7. NON-CONFORMING GOODS: Seller acknowledges that Buyer has no obligation to perform incoming inspections of the goods, and waives any rights to require Buyer to conduct such inspections. Any such inspection performed by Seller shall be without obligation to Buyer. To the extent Buyer rejects goods as non-conforming, the quantities under this contract will automatically be reduced unless Buyer otherwise notifies Seller. With the exception of consigned/bailed and/or indirect (goods not to be incorporated into Buyer’s products) goods, Seller will not replace quantities so reduced without a new contract or schedule from Buyer. Non-conforming goods will be held by Buyer in accordance with Seller’s instructions at Seller’s risk. Seller’s failure to provide written instructions within 5 (five) days, or such shorter period as may be commercially reasonable under the circumstances, after notice of non-conformity shall entitle Buyer, at Buyer’s option, to charge Seller for storage and handling or to dispose of the goods without liability to Seller. Payment for non-conforming goods shall not constitute an acceptance of them, limit or impair Buyer’s right to assert any legal or equitable remedy, or relieve Seller’s responsibility for latent defects.
8. FORCE MAJEURE: Any delay or failure of either party to perform its obligations shall be excused if, and to the extent that, it is caused by an event or occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the party and without its fault or negligence, including, but not limited to, acts of God, actions by any governmental authority (whether valid or invalid), fires, floods, windstorms, explosions, riots, natural disasters, wars, sabotage, labor problems (including lockouts, strikes and slowdowns), inability to obtain power, material, labor, equipment or transportation, or court injunction or order, provided that written notice of any such delay on the part of Seller (including anticipated duration of the delay) shall be given by Seller to Buyer as soon as possible after the event or occurrence (but in no event more than ten (10) days thereafter). During the period of such delay or failure to perform by Seller, Buyer, at its option, may purchase goods from other sources and reduce its schedules to Seller by such quantities without liability to Seller, or have Seller provide the goods from other sources in quantities and at times requested by Buyer, and at the price set forth in this contract. In any event Seller agrees to cooperate with Buyer in order to implement a timely and effective outsourcing of the subject parts. In addition, Seller, at its expense shall take all necessary action to ensure the supply of goods to Buyer for a period of at least the first 30 days during any anticipated labor disruption or resulting from the expiration of Seller’s labor contract(s). If requested by Buyer, Seller shall, within 10 days of such request, provide adequate assurances that the delay shall not exceed 30 days. If the delay lasts more than 30 days or Seller does not provide adequate assurance that the delay will cease within 30 days, Buyer may immediately terminate this contract without liability.
9. WARRANTY: Seller warrants/guarantees that the goods and/or services covered by this contract will conform to the specifications, drawings, samples or descriptions furnished to or by Buyer, and will be merchantable, of good material and workmanship and free from defect. In addition, Seller acknowledges that Seller knows of Buyer’s intended use and warrants/guarantees that all goods covered by this contract that have been selected, designed, manufactured, or assembled by Seller, based upon Buyer’s stated use will be fit and sufficient for the particular purposed intended by Buyer. The warranty period shall be that provided by applicable law, except that if Buyer offers a longer warranty to its customers, such longer period shall apply. This warranty runs to Buyer and Buyer’s customer(s) and is in addition to those otherwise provided or implied by law or customarily given by Seller with respect to similar goods.
10. INGREDIENTS DISCLOSURE AND SPECIAL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS: If requested by Buyer, Seller shall promptly furnish to Buyer in such form and detail as Buyer may direct: (a) a list of all ingredients in the goods; (b) the amount of all ingredients; and (c) information concerning any changes in or additions to such ingredients. Prior to and with the shipment of the goods, Seller agrees to furnish to Buyer sufficient warning and notice in writing (including appropriate labels on goods, containers and packing) of any hazardous material that is an ingredient or a part of any of the goods, together with such special handling instructions as may be necessary to advise carriers, Buyer, Buyer’s customer(s) and their respective employees of how to exercise that measure of care and precaution that will best prevent bodily injury or property damage in the handling, transportation, processing, use, or disposal of the goods, containers and packing material shipped to Buyer.
11. INSOLVENCY: Buyer may immediately terminate this contract without liability to Seller in any of the following or any other comparable events: (a) insolvency of the Seller; (b) filing of a voluntary petition in bankruptcy by Seller; (c) filing of any involuntary petition in bankruptcy against Seller; (d) appointment of a receiver or trustee for Seller; or (e) execution of an assignment for the benefit of creditors by Seller, provided that such petition, appointment or assignment is not vacated or nullified within fifteen (15) days of such event. Seller shall indemnify Buyer from all liability, claims, demands, actions, losses, suits, damages, judgments, attorney fees, costs, charges, expenses, and consequences of any liabilities, of any nature incurred by Buyer in connection with or arising out of any of the foregoing.
12. TERMINATION FOR BREACH OR NONPERFORMANCE: Buyer reserves the right to terminate all or any part of this contract, without liability to Seller, if Seller: (a) repudiates or breaches any of the terms of this contract, including Seller’s warranties; (b) fails to perform services or deliver goods as specified by Buyer; (c) fails to make progress so as to endanger timely and proper completion of services or delivery of goods, and does not correct such failure or breach within 10 days (or such shorter period of time if commercially reasonable under the circumstances) after receipt of written notice from Buyer specifying such failure or breach.
13. TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: In addition to any other rights of Buyer to terminate this contract, Buyer may, at its option, immediately terminate all or any part of this contract, at any time and for any reason, by giving written notice to Seller. Upon such termination, Buyer shall pay to Seller the following amounts without duplication: (a) the contract price for all goods or services which have been completed in accordance with this contract and not previously paid for; and (b) the actual costs of work-in-process and raw materials incurred by Seller in furnishing the goods or services under this contract to the extent such costs are reasonable in amount and are properly allocable or apportionable under generally accepted accounting principles to the terminated portion of this contract; less, however the sum of the reasonable value or cost (whichever is higher) of any goods or materials used or sold by Seller with Buyer’s written consent, and the cost of any damaged or destroyed goods or material. Buyer shall not be obligated to make payments for finished goods, work-in-process or raw materials fabricated or procured by Seller in amounts in excess of those authorized in delivery releases nor for any undelivered goods which are in Seller’s standard stock or which are readily marketable. Payments made under this Paragraph shall not exceed the aggregate price payable by Buyer for finished goods that would be produced by Seller under delivery or release schedules outstanding at the date of termination. Except as provided in this Paragraph, Buyer shall not be liable for and shall not be required to make payment to Seller, directly or on account of claims by Seller’s subcontractors, for loss of anticipated profit, unabsorbed overhead, interest on claims or past due charges from Seller’s suppliers, product development and engineering costs, facilities and equipment rearrangement costs or rental, unamortized depreciation costs, or general and administrative burden charges from termination of this contract. Within 60 days from the effective date of termination, Seller shall submit a comprehensive termination claim to Buyer, with sufficient supporting data to permit Buyer’s audit and shall thereafter promptly furnish such supplemental and supporting information as Buyer shall request. Buyer, or its agents, shall have the right to audit and examine all books, records, facilities, work, material, inventories, and other items relating to any termination claim of Seller.
14. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Seller agrees: (a) to indemnify, defend, and hold Buyer, its successors and customers harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, losses, suits, damages, judgments, attorney fees, costs, charges, expenses, and consequences of any liabilities, of any nature asserted by any person or entity, against Buyer in connection with, or arising out of, any suit, claim, or action for actual or alleged direct or contributory infringement of, or inducement to infringe, any United States or foreign patent, trademark, copyright, industrial design right, mask work, or other proprietary right by reason of the manufacture, use, or sale of the goods or services ordered, including infringement arising out of compliance with specifications furnished by Buyer, or for actual or alleged misuse or misappropriation of a trade secret, arising in any way in relation to the goods or services, including such claims in which Seller has provided only part of the goods or services ordered; (b) to waive any claim against Buyer under the Uniform Commercial Code or otherwise, including any hold harmless or similar claim, that any such infringement arose out of compliance with Buyer’s specification; (c) that Buyer is hereby granted a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty fee, irrevocable license to repair, and have repaired, to reconstruct and have reconstructed, rebuild and have rebuilt, the goods ordered hereunder; (d) that goods manufactured based on Buyer’s drawings and/or specifications may not be used for Seller’s own use or sold to third parties without Buyer’s express written authorization; and (e) that Buyer is hereby assigned all right, title, and interest in and to all patents and patentable ideas, trademarks, copyrights, and mask work rights created by Seller in its performance of this contract, and to the extent that copyrightable works are created in connection with Seller’s performance of this contract, such works shall be deemed “works made for hire” and shall be the exclusive property of Buyer, but to the extent such works do not qualify as “works made for hire,” Seller hereby assigns to Buyer all right, title, and interest in and to such copyrights, including all moral rights therein.
15. TECHNICAL INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO BUYER: Seller agrees not to assert any claim (other than a claim for patent infringement) with respect to any technical information that Seller shall have disclosed or may hereafter disclose to Buyer in connection with the goods or services covered by this contract.
16. INDEMNIFICATION: Seller will indemnify, defend and hold Buyer harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, losses, suits, damages, judgments, attorney fees, costs, charges, expenses, and consequences of any liabilities, of any nature (including but not limited to personal injury, death, property damage, and breach of contract claims and suits) asserted by any person or entity, against Buyer in connection with, or arising out of, Seller’s supply of goods and/or services to Buyer hereunder and performance to this contract, except for such liability arising out of the sole negligence of Buyer.
17. INSURANCE: Seller shall maintain insurance coverage with carriers acceptable to Buyer and in amounts not less than the following: (a) Workers’ Compensation - statutory limits for the state or states in which this contract is to be performed (or evidence of authority to self-insure); (b) Employers’ Liability - $500,000 bodily injury by accident/each accident, $500,000 bodily injury by disease/policy limit, and $500,000 bodily injury by disease each employee; (c) Commercial General Liability including products/completed operations and blanket contractual liability - $2,000,000 general aggregate limit, $1,000,000 products/completed operations aggregate limit, $1,000,000 personal and advertising injury limit, and $1,000,000 each occurrence limit; (d) Commercial Automobile Liability including owned, non-owned and hired vehicles - $1,000,000 each accident for combined bodily injury and property damage liability. These insurance requirements may be fulfilled by either primary policy limits or by umbrella liability policies. Seller shall furnish to Buyer a certificate of insurance setting forth the amount(s) of coverage and limits, policy number(s) and dates of expiration for insurance maintained by Seller within ten (10) days of Buyer’s request. This certificate of insurance will provide that Buyer shall receive thirty (30) days prior written notice from the insurer of any termination or reduction in the amount or scope of coverage(s) and also name the Buyer as an additional insured. Seller’s purchase of appropriate insurance or the furnishing of certificates of insurance shall not release Seller of its obligations or liabilities under this contract. In the event of Seller’s breach of this provision, Buyer shall have the right to cancel the undelivered portion of any goods or services covered by this contract and shall not be required to make further payment except for the conforming goods delivered or services rendered prior to the cancellation. Seller’s furnishing of certificates of insurance or purchase of insurance shall not release Seller of any other obligations or liabilities under this contract.
18. SELLER’S PROPERTY: Unless otherwise agreed to by Buyer, Seller at its expense shall furnish, keep in good condition, and replace when necessary all machinery, equipment, tools, jigs, dies, gauges, fixtures, molds, and patterns and other items (“Seller’s Property”) necessary for the production of the goods covered by this contract. The cost of changes to Seller’s Property necessary to make design and specification changes authorized by Buyer shall be paid for by Buyer. Seller shall insure Seller’s Property with full fire and extended coverage insurance for its replacement value. Seller grants Buyer an irrevocable option to take possession of and title to Seller’s Property that is special for the production of the goods upon payment to Seller of its net book value less any amounts that Buyer has previously paid to Seller for the cost of such items provided, however, that this option shall not apply if Seller’s Property is used to produce goods that are the standard stock of Seller or if a substantial quantity of like goods are being sold by Seller to others and such sale is not prohibited by this or any other agreement between Buyer and Seller.
19. BUYER’S PROPERTY: All supplies, materials, tools, jigs, dies, gauges, fixtures, molds, patterns, equipment and other items furnished by Buyer, either directly or indirectly, to Seller to perform this contract or for which Seller has been reimbursed by Buyer, shall be and remain the property of Buyer and held by Seller on a bailment basis (“Buyer’s Property”). Unless otherwise agreed to by Buyer, Seller at its expense shall keep in good condition, and replace Buyer’s Property when necessary. Seller shall bear the risk of loss and damage for full replacement value to Buyer’s Property. Buyer’s Property shall at all times be properly housed and maintained by Seller, at its expense, shall not be used by Seller for any purpose other than the performance of this contract, shall be deemed to be personally, shall be conspicuously marked “Property of U.S. Manufacturing Corporation” by Seller, shall not be commingled with the property of Seller or with that of a third person, and shall not be moved from Seller’s premises without Buyer’s prior written approval. Buyer’s Property shall be insured at all times for its full replacement value at Seller’s expense and Buyer shall be named as loss payee. Buyer shall have the right to enter Seller’s premises at all reasonable times to inspect such property and Seller’s records with respect thereto. Upon the request of Buyer, and without payment or setoff, Buyer’s Property shall be immediately released to Buyer or delivered to Buyer by Seller either (i) F.O.B. transport equipment at Seller’s plant, properly packed and marked in accordance with the requirements of the carrier selected by Buyer to transport such property, or (ii) to any location designated by Buyer in which event Buyer shall pay to Seller the reasonable costs of delivering such property to such location. When permitted by law, Seller waives any lien or other rights that Seller might otherwise have on any of Buyer’s Property for work performed on such property or otherwise.
20. SERVICE AND REPLACEMENT PARTS: Seller will sell to Buyer goods necessary for it to fulfill its current model service and replacement parts requirements at the price(s) set forth in this contract. If the goods are systems or modules, Seller will sell the components or parts that comprise the system or module at price(s) that shall not, in the aggregate, exceed the price of the system or module less assembly costs. During the 15 year period after Buyer completes current model purchases, Seller will sell goods to Buyer to fulfill Buyer’s past model service and replacement parts requirements. Unless otherwise agreed to by Buyer, the price(s) during the first 3 years of this period shall be those in effect at the conclusion of current model purchases. For the remainder of this period, the price(s) for goods shall be as agreed to by the parties. When requested by Buyer, Seller shall make service literature and other materials available at no additional charge to support Buyer’s service part sales activities.
21. REMEDIES: The rights and remedies reserved to Buyer in this contract shall be cumulative with, and additional to, all other or further remedies provided in law or equity. Without limiting the foregoing, should any goods fail to conform to the requirements and warranties set forth in this contract, Buyer shall notify Seller and Seller shall, if requested by Buyer, reimburse Buyer for any incidental and consequential costs and damages caused by such non-conforming goods, including, but not limited to, costs, expenses, attorney fees and losses incurred by Buyer (a) in inspecting, sorting, repairing or replacing such non-conforming goods, (b) resulting from production interruptions, (c) conducting recall campaigns or other corrective service actions, and (d) claims for personal injury (including death) or property damage caused by such non-conforming goods. Seller acknowledges, and agrees to be subject to, Buyer’s supplier cost recovery rights pursuant to QS 9000 or its replacements, including but not limited to TS 16949, Buyer’s procedure, and GP5 in effect from time to time.
22. CUSTOMS; EXPORT CONTROLS: Credits or benefits resulting or arising from this contract, including trade credits, export credits, or the refund of duties, taxes or fees, shall belong to Buyer. Seller shall provide all information necessary (including written documentation and electronic transaction records) to permit Buyer to receive such benefits or credits, as well as to fulfill its customs related obligations, origin marking or labeling requirements and local content origin requirements, if any. Export licenses, certificates, written declarations, or authorizations necessary for the timely and proper export of the goods, and documents to secure preferential tariff treatment, shall be the responsibility of Seller unless otherwise indicated in this contract, in which event Seller shall provide such information as may be necessary to enable Buyer to obtain such licenses, certificates, written declarations, or authorization(s). Such licenses, certificates, written declarations, or authorization(s) shall only be provided by Seller once it has been determined solely by Seller that the representations contained in those licenses, certificates, written declarations, or authorization(s) are correct and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. In the event it is determined by either Buyer, its agents, or a representative government agency that such representations are incorrect, Seller will indemnify, defend and hold Buyer harmless from any and all fines, penalties, liquidated damages, or other action taken by such government agency against the goods. Seller shall undertake such arrangements as are necessary for the goods to be covered by any duty deferral or free trade zone program(s) of the country of import.
23. SETOFF/RECOUPMENT: In addition to any right of setoff or recoupment provided by law, all amounts due to Seller under this or any other transaction between Buyer and Seller shall be considered net of indebtedness of Seller and its affiliates/subsidiaries to Buyer and its affiliates/subsidiaries, and Buyer shall have the right to setoff such indebtedness against, or to recoup such indebtedness from, any amounts due to Seller and its affiliates/subsidiaries from Buyer and its affiliates/subsidiaries.
24. NO ADVERTISING: Seller shall not, without first obtaining the written consent of Buyer, in any manner disclose to any third party, advertise, or publish the fact that Seller has contracted to furnish Buyer the goods or services covered by this contract, or use any trademarks, service marks, or trade names of Buyer in Seller’s advertising or promotional materials.
25. CONFIDENTIALITY: Seller will ensure that the goods, services, and all related information covered by this contract, including but not limited to design and manufacturing information, which Seller receives from Buyer (“Confidential Information”) will be kept in strict confidence. Seller will exercise all reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information to any third party. Seller will not use the Confidential Information for any purpose other than for executing its obligations under this contract. This provision will survive cancellation, termination, or expiration of this contract. Seller will, at Buyer’s request, employ computer system(s) which will allow compatible electronic information interchange, electronic commerce, and other electronic communications with Buyer’s computer systems, including but not limited to manufacturing, engineering, quality and procurement systems. Any access to Buyer’s systems given to Seller by Buyer for purposes of such communication will not be shared by Seller with any other person or entity and will be kept in strict confidence by Seller.
26. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS; FORCED LABOR: Seller, and any goods or services supplied by Seller, shall comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, orders, conventions, ordinances, or standards that relate to the manufacture, labeling, transportation, importation, exportation, licensing, approval, or certification of the goods or services, including, but not limited to, those relating to environmental matters, wages, hours and conditions of employment, subcontractor selection, discrimination, occupational health/safety, and motor vehicle safety. Seller further represents that neither it nor any of its subcontractors will utilize slave, prisoner, or any other form of forced or involuntary labor in the supply of goods or provision of services under this contract. At Buyer’s request, Seller shall certify in writing its compliance with the foregoing. Seller will indemnify, defend and hold Buyer harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, losses, suits, damages, judgments, attorney fees, costs, charges, expenses, and consequences of any liabilities, of any nature asserted by any person or entity, against Buyer in connection with, or arising out of, Seller’s noncompliance. In particular and without limitation, seller and its subcontractors will not act in any fashion or take any action that will render buyer liable for a violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which prohibits the offering, giving or promising to offer or give, directly or indirectly, money or anything of value to any official of a government, governmental entity, political party or instrumentality to assist seller or buyer in obtaining or retaining business or to gain an unfair business advantage. Further, seller and its subcontractors will not offer, give or promise to offer or give, directly or indirectly, money or anything of value to any officer, director employee or affiliate of buyer in order to obtain or retain business or to gain an unfair business advantage. In the event seller violates this provision, the buyer will have the right to cancel or terminate in whole or part the order, take possession of and title to all or any part of any work performed by seller under this order upon written notice to seller, and take any other action permitted under applicable law.
27. NO IMPLIED WAIVER: The failure of either party at any time to require performance by the other party of any provision of this contract shall in no way affect the right to require such performance at any time thereafter, nor shall the waiver of either party of a breach of any provision of this contract constitute a waiver of any succeeding breach of the same or any other provision.
28. NON-ASSIGNMENT: Seller may not assign or delegate its obligations under this contract without Buyer’s prior written consent.
29. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES: Seller and Buyer are independent contracting parties and nothing in this contract shall make either party the agent or legal representative of the other for any purpose whatsoever, nor does it grant either party any authority to assume or to create any obligation on behalf of or in the name of the other.
30. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION: This contract is to be construed according to the laws of the country (and state/province, if applicable) from which this contract is issued as shown by the address of Buyer. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. Any action or proceedings by Buyer against Seller may be brought by Buyer in any court(s) having jurisdiction over Seller or, at Buyer’s option, in the court(s) having jurisdiction over Buyer’s location, in which event Seller consents to jurisdiction and service of process in accordance with applicable procedures. Any actions or proceedings by Seller against Buyer may be brought by Seller only in the court(s) having jurisdiction over the location of Buyer from which this contract is issued.
31. SEVERABILITY: If any term of this contract is deemed or declared invalid or unenforceable under any statute, regulation, ordinance, executive order or other rule of law, such term shall be deemed reformed or deleted, as the case may be, but only to the extent necessary to comply with such statute, regulation, ordinance, order or rule, and the remaining provisions of this contract shall remain in full force and effect.
32. ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This contract, together with the attachments, exhibits, supplements or other terms of Buyer specifically referenced in this contract, constitutes the entire agreement between Seller and Buyer with respect to the matters contained in this contract and supersedes all prior oral or written representations and agreements. This contract may only be modified by a purchase order amendment/alteration issued by Buyer.
Revised: August 14, 2015; for LCP Machine, LLC.