Terms and Conditions of Sale
These Terms and Conditions of Sale bind Blair Rubber Company, selling Goods in the United States (“BLAIR”) and its customer (“Buyer”) regarding the sale by and purchase from BLAIR of products (“Goods”) in the United States of America and its territories (“US”). By accepting delivery of Goods from BLAIR, the Buyer agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Sale.
1. Terms and Conditions to Govern.
These Terms and Conditions of Sale supersede all prior agreements, proposals and discussions between the parties with respect to the purchase and sale of Goods. Any additional, inconsistent or different terms or conditions contained in Buyer’s purchase order or other documents submitted to BLAIR by or on behalf of Buyer at any time, whether before or after the date hereof, shall be deemed a material alteration and not a rejection of these Terms and Conditions of Sale, and are hereby expressly rejected by BLAIR. These Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be deemed accepted by Buyer without any such additional, inconsistent or different terms and conditions. Unless otherwise specified, these Terms and Conditions of Sale shall continue in effect until the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations.
Unless otherwise expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions, only the corporate officers of BLAIR shall have the legal authority to modify or amend any provision of these Terms and Conditions or any BLAIR warranty. No such modification or amendment will be valid or binding upon BLAIR unless agreed to in writing and signed by an authorized corporate officer of BLAIR. An employee of BLAIR who is not an authorized corporate officer of BLAIR has no actual, apparent, or implied authority to legally bind BLAIR in any manner whatsoever.
Unless otherwise specified in writing by an authorized corporate officer or a Director of Sales of BLAIR, all prices shall be as set forth in the price lists (“Price Lists”) issued from time to time by BLAIR on a regional or other basis, which price lists are subject to change without notice to Buyer. Upon a change to the prices set forth on any Price List, all unshipped orders will be billed at the price in effect at the time of shipment. All prices are exclusive of taxes, customs, duties, transportation and insurance, and any and all current or future tax or governmental charges (including, without limitation, any sales or use tax) applicable to the sale, delivery, shipment, storage or use of the Goods that BLAIR is required to pay or collect, shall be for Buyer’s account and shall be added to the price and not subject to reduction.
3. Shipment; Title; Risk of Loss.
BLAIR reserves the right to accept or refuse any order for Goods received at its sole discretion. All shipping dates are approximate and not guaranteed. No delivery delay will entitle Buyer to a charge back, set off or claim for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential or other damages of any kind. Title and risk of loss shall pass from BLAIR to Buyer once the Goods are loaded on the first carrier at BLAIR’s facility, and all claims for loss or damage from that point in time and on, including in transit, must be filed against the carrier by Buyer. Buyer shall pay freight, unless prepaid, and shall unload shipments promptly. Any increase in freight rates for shipments, whether prepaid or not, and all demurrage shall be borne by Buyer. Restrictions on delivery and any delivery discounts or surcharges shall be on terms set forth in the Price Lists.
4. Excuse of Performance.
BLAIR will be excused from performance hereunder or otherwise if performance is prevented or delayed due to acts of God, war, terrorism, riot, fire, labor trouble (including strikes, lockouts and labor shortages), failure of computer or telecommunications systems to operate properly, destruction or loss of electronic records or data, plant shutdowns, unavailability of materials or components, unavailability of or delays in transportation, insufficient production capacity, unavailability or shortage of fuel products, explosion, accident, compliance with governmental requests, laws, regulations, orders or actions, or other unforeseen circumstances or other causes beyond BLAIR’s reasonable control. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, BLAIR will be excused for any delay or failure to perform as a result of any epidemic or pandemic threats and guidelines and advisories in respect thereto, whether recommended by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the Public Health Agency of Canada, or any governmental or local health authority having jurisdiction, pursuant to which BLAIR determines to suspend all or a part of its operations for the health and safety of its employees, contractors or the community at large. In any such event, BLAIR may, without liability, allocate and distribute the Goods among its customers in such proportions, including to the exclusion of some customers such as Buyer, as BLAIR, in its sole discretion, determines.
5. Security Interest.
BLAIR reserves and Buyer grants to BLAIR a purchase money security interest in all Goods sold and any cash receivables or cash from resale thereof to secure the full payment and performance by Buyer of its liabilities and obligations to BLAIR. Buyer shall be in default under these Terms and Conditions of Sale, and the security interest created hereunder shall become enforceable if: (a) Buyer fails to pay the balance of the invoice value when due or fails to remedy any other default within ten (10) days after being notified of such default by BLAIR; (b) Buyer threatens, appears to or ceases to carry on its business or substantially changes the nature of its business, all as determined by BLAIR in its sole discretion; (c) Buyer becomes or acknowledges being insolvent, becomes bankrupt or generally takes measures to arrive at a compromise, an arrangement or an agreement with its creditors, or arrives at the liquidation of its assets or its bankruptcy; (d) proceedings are instituted against Buyer in order to liquidate its assets or declare it bankrupt, which are not diligently contested by Buyer and are not dismissed or cancelled within twenty-one (21) days from the day on which they are instituted; (e) a prior notice is given by a creditor purporting to hold or holding a prior claim of its intention to exercise its purported or prior claim or any other security interest, or if such right or security interest is exercised or if a secured creditor takes possession or appoints a receiver with respect to any part of the Goods sold; or (f) an order of execution is filed against the Buyer or a seizure is brought against the Goods sold and should it not be quashed within ten (10) days thereafter. Buyer acknowledges that this document may be filed with the appropriate authorities as a financing statement and agrees to execute and deliver such documents as BLAIR may request in order to perfect its security interest.
UNLESS THE GOODS ARE SUBJECT TO AN EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY OR FULL OTHER WARRANTY PROVIDED BY BLAIR AS SET FORTH ON BLAIR’S WEBSITE (https://blairrubber.com/warranty/), THE GOODS ARE SOLD “AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS”, WITHOUT RECOURSE, AND BLAIR DOES NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, ANY AND ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CONDITIONS OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PRIVATE LABEL GOODS, GOODS DESCRIBED AS “SECONDS”, “ECONOMY”, “DAMAGED”, “OFF-GRADE”, AND OTHER SIMILAR DESIGNATIONS ARE DEEMED TO BE SOLD “AS IS, WITH ALL FAULTS”.
7. Limitation of Remedy and Liability.
IF THE GOODS ARE SUBJECT TO A LIMITED WARRANTY OR OTHER WARRANTY PROVIDED BY BLAIR AS SET FORTH ON BLAIR’S WEBSITE (https://blairrubber.com/warranty/), THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM OF ANY NATURE ARISING FROM THE FAILURE OF THE GOODS TO CONFORM TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY. UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY SET FORTH IN AN APPLICABLE LIMITED WARRANTY OR OTHER WARRANTY, IN NO EVENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, INFRINGEMENT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE), SHALL BLAIR’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE FOR THE SPECIFIC GOODS GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION. BLAIR SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY DELAY IN PERFORMANCE. BUYER AGREES THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL BLAIR’S LIABILITY TO BUYER INCLUDE INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. THE TERM “CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES” SHALL INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, COST FOR LABOR, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF REVENUE, AND COST OF CAPITAL.
If Blair furnishes Buyer with advice or other assistance which concern any Goods supplied hereunder, or any system or equipment in which any such Goods may be installed, the furnishing of such advice or assistance will not subject Blair to any liability, whether based on contract, warranty, tort (including negligence) or other grounds. Buyer shall assume all such responsibility, risk and liability, whether or not the Goods were selected or used in accordance with the Blair’s recommendations, assistance or instructions, and Buyer shall indemnify and save harmless Blair from and against all liability, loss, costs, damages, claims or expenses in respect thereof.
8. Rejection of Non-Conforming Goods.
Unless otherwise set forth in an express limited warranty or other warranty provided by BLAIR for the applicable Goods as set forth on BLAIR’s website (https://blairrubber.com/warranty/), rejection of non-conforming Goods must be made by Buyer in writing within ten (10) days of receipt, and all defects ascertainable at the time of giving notice shall be stated with particularity or deemed waived. In the event of any complaint, shipment shall be held intact, and specification of objections, accompanied by tally of objectionable Goods, shall be submitted directly to BLAIR. If requested by BLAIR, Buyer shall provide a requested sample of the purported non-conforming Goods, at Buyer’s expense. If full credit is allowed by BLAIR for non-conforming goods and unless otherwise set forth in a limited warranty or other warranty provided by BLAIR as set forth on BLAIR’s website (www.iko.com/na/residential/building-professional/usa-warranties), the Goods must be retained intact at the delivery point, and BLAIR shall have 90 days from the date of such allowance to dispose of such Goods as it determines. Under no circumstances are Goods to be returned to BLAIR unless Buyer has written permission of BLAIR’s Plant Manager and Director of Sales to do so. A claim that Goods are non-conforming or any other claim shall not entitle Buyer to deduct any sum from any invoice unless such claim and deduction has been allowed and acknowledged by BLAIR in writing. Invoices shall be paid in full in accordance with the Price Lists, and, in the event of subsequent allowance by BLAIR of any claim, BLAIR shall promptly make payment to Buyer for the amount so allowed.
9. Return of Goods.
Return of Goods other than pursuant to Section 9 shall require the prior written approval of BLAIR’s Plant Manager and Director of Sales, or alternatively, BLAIR’s Controller. In no event will returns be accepted after ninety (90) days from the delivery date. Goods pre-approved for return will be subject to restocking, reconditioning, repackaging and freight charges, all as set forth in the Price Lists.
10. Further Handling.
Buyer shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless BLAIR, its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, managers, employees, representatives and agents from and against, any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or resulting from the use, handling, manufacture, processing, alteration, distribution, sale or marketing of the Goods, or any other action or inaction with regard to the Goods, in each case after the delivery thereof to Buyer; provided however, that Buyer shall not be liable to BLAIR for damages directly caused by the sole negligence of BLAIR or by BLAIR’s breach of BLAIR’s applicable written limited or other warranty set forth at https://blairrubber.com/warranty/ or provided upon request.
11. Export Control Regulations.
All Goods sold by BLAIR are subject to the export control laws of the United States of America, and Buyer agrees not to divert or resell the Goods contrary to such laws. If any license or consent of any government or other authority is required for the acquisition, carriage or use of product by Buyer, Buyer will obtain the same at its expense and provide evidence of the same to BLAIR on request. Failure to do so will entitle BLAIR to withhold or delay shipment, but failure to do so will not entitle Buyer to withhold or delay payment of the price therefor. Any expenses or charges incurred by BLAIR resulting from such failure will be paid for by Buyer within ten (10) days of receipt of BLAIR’s written request.
12. Governing Law; Severability.
These Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without reference to the choice of law, conflicts of law, or principles of any other state or country which might otherwise be applied. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Sale is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired, and the parties shall use their best efforts to substitute a valid, legal and enforceable provision, which, insofar as practical, implements the purpose of these Terms and Conditions of Sale. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, some states may not allow an exclusion of certain implied warranties or conditions or limitation of certain incidental, consequential or other damages. In such event, Sections 7 and 8 shall be construed to the greatest extent permissible to implement the purpose of these Terms and Conditions of Sale.
These Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the respective successors and permitted assigns of the parties. Buyer shall not assign its rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions of Sale without BLAIR’s prior written consent, which may be withheld for any reason in BLAIR’s sole discretion. Any assignment by Buyer except as permitted herein shall be null and void. Unless otherwise explicitly set forth in the applicable warranty, no warranty shall be assignable under any circumstances. No waiver of any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Sale by an authorized corporate officer of BLAIR will be valid unless the same is in writing and signed by such officer. BLAIR reserves the right to unilaterally modify or amend any portion of these Terms and Conditions of Sale at any time without prior notice effective immediately upon posting at the BLAIR website (www.iko.com/na). The current version of these Terms and Conditions of Sale and any modifications or amendments supersede all prior versions of these Terms and Conditions of Sale. The most current version of these Terms and Conditions of Sale may be found at the BLAIR website (https://blairrubber.com/terms-of-sale/) and is also available upon request.