ENERGIZER TERMS OF SALE - U.S. AND CANADA
1. INCORPORATION OF THESE TERMS.
Every contract for the sale or supply of goods by Energizer (“Seller”) is subject to these terms and conditions (“Terms”) to the exclusion of all other terms, conditions or contract obligations. Any offer, quotation or acceptance of order issued by Seller is given on the basis that the contract of sale is subject only to these Terms. All orders placed by you (“Buyer”) shall be deemed to be on these Terms and no terms proposed or referred to by Buyer (whether in any order, acceptance form or otherwise) shall form part of any contract of sale between Buyer and Seller.
2. THE CONTRACT.
a. Each contract (the “Contract”) for the sale of Seller’s goods (“Goods”) to Buyer shall be concluded by Seller’s acceptance of Buyer’s order, whether orally or in writing or by delivery of the Goods, and the Contract shall be created only on such acceptance on these Terms and not otherwise in any manner.
b. Buyer expressly acknowledges that (except as set forth in Section 2.c) there are no terms or representations other than as expressly contained in these Terms which have induced Buyer to enter into the Contract and there is no collateral contract pursuant to which Buyer has entered into the Contract.
c. No modification of these Terms shall be effective and bind Seller in any manner whatsoever unless (i) expressly agreed in writing by Seller in any contract between Buyer and Seller to which these Terms are attached or (ii) expressly agreed in writing by a duly authorized signatory of Seller and Buyer.
d. Any reference in these Terms to any consent or agreement of Seller shall be effective only when given by a duly authorized signatory of Seller and Buyer shall not be entitled to rely on any such consent or agreement unless Buyer has satisfied itself that it is given by and on behalf of Seller by a person duly authorized to give such consent or agreement.
Buyer shall not be entitled to cancel any order placed with Seller (whether before or after the time of Contract). If such prior written consent is given by Seller, Buyer shall effect cancellation only by notice in writing to Seller, which notice shall specify and identify the order placed by Buyer, including the date of order, full details of Buyer and the delivery address, the number, quantity and description of the Goods ordered. If cancellation is effected by Buyer after date of Contract (being the date of acceptance by Seller of Buyer’s order) such written consent of Seller shall be conditional on the Goods (if dispatched) being returned (at Buyer’s sole cost) to Seller (at the location specified in the consent) in exactly the same state (including state of packing and packaging) as they were on delivery. Buyer shall indemnify Seller against all reasonable costs and expense (including, without limitation, administration, packaging and carriage costs but excluding any loss of profit or opportunity) incurred by Seller in effecting such cancellation and in connection with any breach of Seller’s condition of consent.
4. THE GOODS.
a. All descriptions, specifications and illustrations contained in Seller’s catalogues, prices lists or advertisements or otherwise communicated to Buyer are intended to present a general idea of the Goods described therein and shall not form any part of the Contract.
b. Seller shall be entitled, in its sole discretion, to discontinue the supply of any Goods or to amend or modify any Goods without notice to Buyer, provided that in the event that Seller is by reason of any such circumstance unable to supply the Goods as ordered by Buyer, Seller shall notify Buyer and either Buyer or Seller shall be entitled to terminate the Contract, without any liability.
c. The Contract shall not be or deemed to be in any manner a sale of Goods by description, sample or otherwise. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, Buyer shall take the Goods at its own risk as to their quality, condition or sufficiency for any purpose.
d. If a sample of the Goods has been presented to and/or inspected by Buyer, it is expressly agreed and acknowledged that such sample was so presented and inspected solely to enable Buyer to assess the quality and not so as to constitute a sale by sample. Buyer shall take the Goods at its own risk as to their correspondence with any such sample.
All prices quoted by or on behalf of Seller, are exclusive of taxes unless otherwise specified or agreed in writing. Seller reserves the right to amend such prices at any time in its sole discretion. Occasionally, reduced prices are offered on discontinued products, packaging or assortments. Persons interested in purchasing such items should contact your Energizer Representative for details.
a. All sums due from Buyer in respect of each delivery shall be invoiced on dispatch. All invoices shall be paid in full, without set off or deduction in any manner (except when expressly agreed in writing by Seller) on the due date specified on the invoice. No anticipation discount may be taken on invoices paid prior to their due date.
b. During any period in which sums due by Buyer to Seller on any Contract remain unpaid after the due date, Seller shall be entitled to suspend delivery of Goods to Buyer under any Contract between Seller and Buyer.
c. All sums due from Buyer to Seller under any Contract shall bear interest from the due date until payment is made in full at the highest rate allowed by applicable law.
d. Seller reserves the right to impose a credit limit on Buyer (and to amend such credit limit from time to time) and Seller shall be entitled to suspend deliveries of Goods to Buyer if and for the period of time in which any credit limit may be exceeded.
a. Delivery dates (if any) stated by Seller are estimates only and the time of delivery shall not be of the essence and cannot be made so, by any act or notice of Buyer.
b. Seller shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever to Buyer for any non-delivery or late delivery, for whatever reason or for any loss (whether direct or indirect) including without limitation, any consequential loss or lost opportunity arising (whether directly or indirectly) from any non-delivery or late delivery of all or any part of the Goods by Seller.
c. In the event of non-delivery of the Goods, Buyer shall inform Seller by notice in writing within fourteen (14) days of receipt of invoice.
d. If the delivery of Goods is delayed or prevented by circumstances outside the reasonable control of Seller (including without limitation, acts or omissions of third parties) (i) any period specified for delivery (if any) shall be extended by such time as the cause preventing or hindering delivery subsists; provided that the either Seller or Buyer may by notice in writing terminate the Contract when the period for delivery has been, or is reasonably anticipated to be, extended for a period in excess of three (3) months and (ii) subject only to any termination under sub paragraph (i) above, Seller shall be entitled to deliver part only of the Goods and Buyer shall accept the same under the Contract.
e. Subject to Section 7.c, if delivery of any items of Goods has not been made within three (3) months of any delivery date specified by Seller on Contract, Buyer shall be entitled to cancel its order in respect of such items by notice in writing to Seller.
f. Buyer shall not be entitled to reject any delivery of Goods by reason of it being incorrect in quantity by an amount not exceeding 10% and Seller shall not be liable in any manner for any variance in quantities delivered plus or minus 10% of the ordered Goods. Seller shall invoice and Buyer shall pay for all Goods delivered.
g. If Buyer fails to accept delivery of the Goods, the Goods shall be deemed to have been delivered and the risk in the Goods shall pass to Buyer. Seller shall arrange for storage and insurance of the Goods until delivery is effected and reserves the right to charge Buyer for all costs incurred in connection therewith.
8. PASSING OF RISK AND PROPERTY.
a. Risk in the Goods shall pass to Buyer on delivery.
b. The Goods shall remain Seller’s property until Seller has received payment in full for such Goods. Until title in the Goods passes, Buyer shall: (i) hold the Goods for and on behalf of Seller; (ii) store the Goods in such a manner that they can be identified as Seller’s property; and (iii) keep the Goods separate from Buyer’s own property and the property of any third party.
c. Notwithstanding such retention of title: (i) the Goods shall be at Buyer’s risk from the time of delivery and Buyer shall insure them against loss or damage accordingly and in the event of such loss or damage shall hold the proceeds of such insurance on behalf of Seller, as trustee for Seller; and (ii) Buyer may dispose of the Goods in the normal course of trading as agent for Seller (but with no authority to create privity of contract between Seller and any Buyer customer(s)) provided that Buyer shall assign to Seller all its rights against its customer(s) in respect of any such disposal and shall promptly on request by Seller, execute any documents required to perfect any such assignment.
9. INSPECTION AND QUALITY OF GOODS.
a. Buyer shall inspect the Goods immediately on delivery and shall within 3 working days of delivery give notice to Seller of any alleged (i) defect in the Goods, (ii) damage in transit to the Goods, or (iii) discrepancy between the Goods as delivered and the Goods stated on the delivery note. If Buyer shall fail to give such notice with such 3 day period, Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods.
b. Provided Buyer establishes to Seller’s reasonable satisfaction that the Goods are as alleged on such notice under subsection 9.a, Seller shall in its sole discretion either (i) replace the relevant Goods, or (ii) arrange for collection of the Goods and refund or credit to Buyer the price of the relevant Goods promptly on return of the relevant Goods.
10. SELLER LIABILITY.
a. These Terms set out Seller’s entire liability in respect of the Goods and the supply of Goods to Buyer.
b. Seller’s liability under these Terms shall be in lieu of and to the exclusion of all other liability, whether under any other warranties, conditions, terms or liabilities, express or implied, by law or otherwise and whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or any under any other legal action or obligation, including any such liability in respect of the quality, condition, description or fitness for any particular purpose of the Goods to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
c. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, except as expressly provided in these Terms, Seller shall not be liable to Buyer (or to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law to any third party), whether in contract, tort or otherwise, by reason of any defect in the Goods, any failure of the Goods as delivered to correspond to specification, description or sample or for any injury, damage or loss arising whether directly or indirectly from any such defect or failure.
d. Buyer shall comply with all instructions as may be issued by Seller from time to time concerning storage, safety precautions or other measures required to be taken in order to ensure that the Goods do not cause damage or injury to any property or person. Buyer shall bring such instructions to the attention of any subsequent buyer of the Goods.
11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
a. The supply of Goods by Seller shall not confer any rights upon Buyer to use any of Seller’s intellectual property rights in any manner whatsoever and Buyer shall not amend or modify any trademarks or logos of Seller appearing on or in connection with the Goods.
b. Any specifications, plans, drawings, process information, patterns, designs, formulae or other processes (the “Specifications”) in connection with the Goods which may be supplied or disclosed to Buyer shall remain the sole property of Seller (or its licensors) and the supply of Goods by Seller shall not confer any rights upon Buyer to use the same in any manner whatsoever. Buyer shall keep all Specifications confidential and shall not disclose the same to any third party and shall return all Specifications to Seller promptly at any time at the request of Seller.
12. FORCE MAJEURE.
In the event that any circumstance outside the reasonable control of Seller and or its suppliers prevents Seller from performing its obligations under the Contract (i) Seller shall not be liable for any such failure to perform its obligations for the period in which such force majeure circumstances may continue and (ii) Seller shall be entitled by service of notice in writing to Buyer to terminate the Contract, without further liability.
a. It is a condition of the sale of Goods under the Contract that Buyer is not dealing as a consumer and is purchasing the Goods in the course of its business and Buyer expressly represents and warrants the same on placing each order with Seller.
b. Buyer shall not export the goods outside of the U.S. or Canada with Seller’s prior written approval.
c. No waiver or delay by Seller in exercising its rights under any Contract shall prejudice such exercise or any other or future exercise.
d. These Terms shall apply save as and to the extent that in so far as they may be declared unenforceable, invalid, illegal or otherwise in conflict with law and any term or part thereof so declared shall be severed from these Terms without affecting the enforceability or validity of any other term or terms or any other term of the Contract between Buyer and Seller.
e. The Contract shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Missouri, USA, excluding its conflict of law rules.
f. Buyer shall not assign any benefit under the Contract.
g. Where Seller permits Buyer to use Seller’s electronic data interchange (EDI) system for the conduct of business under these Terms, Buyer shall use EDI fully in accordance with Seller’s EDI policies and protocols from time to time.