Terms and Conditions
accepted on the meeting of the Board on _04_2016_
In these Terms and Conditions of Sale:
“Seller” means Breezemarine Group Ltd, registration Nr. 11762138 in the Register of commercial enterprises of Estonia.
“Buyer” means the party contracted to Seller to buy Goods and/or provision of Services, including the entity or entities named in the Sale Confirmation, together with the Vessel, her master, owners, managers, charterers, agents and any another party associated with the Vessel and any other party ordering Goods and/or provision of Services. Each of them is jointly and/or severally liable as Buyer under each Sale Contract.
“Sale Contract” – the Buyer request, Seller Confirmation and/or Acknowledgment of Order form and these Terms and Conditions together shall constitute the complete and exclusive SaleContract governing sale of Goods and/or provision of Services in question. No other prior agreements or understandings, whether verbal or written, shall apply unless specifically referenced in the Confirmation.
Each delivery constitutes a separate Sale contract governed by these Terms and Conditions and any other special conditions which may have been agreed in writing in the Sale contract. Where there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any special conditions which may have been agreed in writing in the Sale contract, the latter shall prevail.
“Contract Price” means the price payable to Seller by Buyer for Goods and/or provision of Services. Price hereunder shall be agreed upon by Buyer and Seller and include (if it is not separate agreement between Seller and Buyer in this respect) all applicable duties, taxes and other such costs including, without limitation, those imposed by governmental authorities, and delivery charges (see clauses 3.2, 3.3 below).
“Goods” means goods as described in Seller’s Acknowledgement of Order form and/or Seller Confirmation including any Software and Documentation, as defined in Clause 9 of these Terms and Conditions.
“Services” means services as described in Seller’s Acknowledgement of Order Form and/or Seller Confirmation.
“Order” means Buyer’s written request addressed to Seller to sell Goods and/or to provide Services.
“Acknowledgment of Order form and/or Seller Confirmation” means written confirmation of Buyer’ s Order by Seller.
Each sale of Goods and/or provision of Services shall be confirmed by email, fax or other writing.
“Written” means any document in a paper form, e-mail, fax, duly sent to Buyer/Seller and/or received by them.
Vessel means the Vessel to which delivery of Goods and/or Services is made and benefitting from consuming Goods and/or provision of Services from Seller.
- THE CONTRACT:
2.1 All must be in writing and are accepted subject to these Terms and Conditions of Sale. No terms or conditions put forward by Buyer and no representations, warranties, guarantees or other statements not contained in Seller’s quotation or Acknowledgement of Order nor otherwise expressly agreed in writing by Seller shall be binding on Seller.
Acceptance by Buyer of Goods and/or Services provided by Seller shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
2.2 The Contract shall become effective only upon the date of acceptance of Buyer’s order on Seller’s Acknowledgement of Order form and/or Seller Confirmation or upon the date of fulfillment of all conditions precedent stipulated in the Contract, whichever is the later (the “Effective Date”). If the details of the Goods or Services described in Seller’s quotation differ from those set out in the Acknowledgement of Order Form and/or Seller Confirmation the latter shall apply.
2.3 No alteration or variation to the Contract shall apply unless agreed beforehand in writing by both parties. However, Seller reserves the right to effect minor modifications and/or improvements to Goods before delivery provided that Goods are not adversely affected and that neither Contract Price nor delivery date is affected.
- VALIDITY OF QUOTATION AND PRICES:
3.1 Unless previously withdrawn, Seller’s quotation is open for acceptance within the period stated therein or, when no period is so stated, within seven (7) days after its date.
3.2 Prices are firm for delivery within the period stated in Seller’s quotation and are exclusive of:
(a) Value Added Tax, and
(b) any similar and other taxes, duties, levies or other charges arising outside Estonia in connection with performance of the Contract.
3.3 Prices are for Goods delivered EXW (Ex works) Seller’s shipping point or from place stated in Seller’s Acknowledgement of Order form, exclusive of freight, insurance and handling. Unless otherwise stated in the Seller’s quotation, prices are exclusive of packing. If the Goods are to be packed, packing materials are non-returnable. Simultaneously with placing an order Buyer may inform Seller about a necessity of insurance.
4.1 Payment shall be made:
(a) in full without set-off, counterclaim or withholding of any kind (save where and to the extent that this cannot by law be excluded), and
(b) in the currency of Seller’s quotation within fourteen (14) days of the date of invoice unless otherwise specified by Seller’s Finance Department. Goods or Services will be invoiced at any time after readiness for dispatch of Goods or completion of Services has been notified to Buyer.
Payment shall be considered effected when the sum due is received on Sellers bank account.
Without prejudice to Seller’s other rights, Seller reserves a right to:
(i) charge interest on any overdue sums at a rate of four per cent (4%) per annum above the base lending rate of Swedbank A/S for such higher rate stipulated by applicable law during the period of delay;
(ii) suspend performance of the Contract (including withholding shipment) until the outstanding payment is effected in the event Buyer fails or it reasonably appears that Buyer is likely to fail to make payment when due under the Contract , and
(iii) at any time require such security for payment as Seller may deem reasonable.
- DELIVERY PERIOD:
5.1 Unless otherwise stated in Seller’s quotation, all periods stated for delivery or completion run from Effective Date and are to be treated as estimates only.
5.2 If Seller is delayed in or prevented from performing any of its obligations under the Contract due to the acts or omissions of Buyer or its agents (including but not limited to failure to provide specifications and/or fully dimensioned working drawings, and/or such other information as Seller reasonably requires to proceed expeditiously with its obligations under the Contract), delivery/completion period and the Contract Price shall both be adjusted accordingly.
5.3 If delivery is delayed due to any act or omission of Buyer, or if having been notified that the Goods are ready for dispatch, Buyer fails to take delivery or provide adequate shipping instructions, Seller shall be entitled to place the Goods into a suitable store at Buyer’s expense. Upon placing the Goods into the store, delivery shall be deemed to be complete, risk in the Goods shall pass to Buyer and Buyer shall pay Seller accordingly.
5.4 The property in the Goods shall not pass to Buyer whether or not Buyer has taken delivery of the Goods or any part thereof until Buyer has paid to Seller all the sums due to Seller hereunder, and Buyer shall not without prior written consent of Seller sell, assign, pledge, mortgage, charge, let, part with possession, or otherwise dispose of Goods or any part thereof until the property of them has passed to Buyer. Until full payment the person in possession of the goods shall hold such goods as a mere bailee.
Goods and/or services are supplied on the credit of the vessel.
- FORCE MAJEURE:
6.1 Obligations of the Parties under the Contract (other than Buyer’s obligation to pay all sums due to Seller in accordance with the Contract) shall be suspended, without liability, in the event and to the extent that performance of the latter is prevented or delayed due to any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the party affected, including but not limited to: Act of God, war, armed conflict or terrorist attack, riot, fire, explosion, accident, flood, sabotage, governmental decisions or actions (including but not limited to prohibition of exports or re-exports or the failure to grant or the revocation of applicable export licenses), or labor trouble, strike, lockout or injunction.
Seller shall have no obligation to supply any hardware, software, services or technology unless and until Seller has received any necessary licenses or authorization or has qualified for general licenses or license exceptions under applicable import, export control and sanctions laws, regulations, orders and requirements, as they may be amended from time to time (including without limitation those of the United States, the European Union and the jurisdiction in which Seller is established or from which the items are supplied). If for any reason any such licenses, authorizations or approvals are denied or revoked, or if there is change in any such applicable laws, regulations, orders or requirements that would prohibit Seller from fulfilling the Contract, or would in the reasonable opinion of Seller otherwise expose Seller and/or Seller’s affiliate(s) to a risk of liability under applicable laws, regulations, orders or requirements, Seller shall be relieved without liability of all obligations under the Contract.
6.2 If either party is delayed or prevented from performance of its obligations by reason of Force Majeure for more than one hundred and eighty (180) consecutive days, either party may terminate the unperformed portion of the Contract by notice in writing given to the other party, without liability, provided that Buyer shall be obliged to pay reasonable cost and expense of any work in progress and to pay for all Goods delivered and Services performed as at the date of termination. Seller may deliver by installments and, if so, each delivery shall constitute a separate contract. Failure by Seller to deliver any one or more of the installments in accordance with their terms shall not entitle Buyer to terminate the whole Contract or treat it as repudiated.
- INSPECTION, TESTING, AND CALIBRATION:
7.1 Goods will be inspected by Seller or manufacturer and, where practicable, will be submitted to Seller’s or manufacturer’s standard tests before dispatch. Any additional tests or inspection (including inspection by Buyer or its representative, or tests in the presence of Buyer or its representative and/or calibration) or the supply of test certificates and/or detailed test results shall be subject to Seller’s prior written agreement and Seller reserves the right to charge therefore; if Buyer or its representative fails to attend such tests, inspection and/or calibration will proceed and shall be deemed to have been made in presence of Buyer or its representative and Seller’s statement that Goods have passed such testing and/or inspection and/or have been calibrated shall be conclusive.
7.2 Claims for shortfalls in quantity or for incorrect delivery shall be void if made more than fourteen (14) days after delivery.
- DELIVERY. RISK & TITLE:
8.1 Unless otherwise expressly stated in the Contract, the Goods will be delivered Carriage Paid To (CPT) the destination named in the Contract; freight, packing and handling will be charged at Seller’s standard rates. Risk of loss of or damage to Goods shall pass to Buyer upon delivery as aforesaid and Buyer shall be responsible for insurance of Goods after risk has so passed. Alternatively, if it is expressly stated in the Contract that Seller is responsible for insurance of Goods after their delivery to the carrier, such insurance will be charged at Seller’s standard rates. “Ex-works”, “FCA”, “CPT” and any other delivery terms used in the Contract shall be defined in accordance with the latest version of Incoterms.
- DOCUMENTATION AND SOFTWARE:
9.1 Title to and ownership of the copyrights in software and/or firmware incorporated into or provided for use with Goods (“Software”) and documentation supplied with Goods (“Documentation”) shall remain with the relevant Seller Affiliate (or such other party as may have supplied the Software and /or Documentation to Seller) and is not transferred hereby to Buyer.
9.2 Except as otherwise provided herein, Buyer is hereby granted a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use Software and Documentation in conjunction with Goods, provided that and for so long as Software and Documentation are not copied (unless expressly authorized by applicable law) and Buyer holds the Software and Documentation in strict confidence and does not disclose them to third parties, or permit third parties to have access to them (other than Seller’s standard operating and maintenance manuals). Buyer may transfer the foregoing license to third party which purchases, rents or leases Goods, provided the third party accepts and agrees in writing to be bound by the conditions of this Clause 9.
9.3 Notwithstanding Sub-clause 9.2. Buyer’s use of certain Software shall be governed exclusively by the applicable Seller Affiliate or third party license agreement.
9.4 Seller and Seller Affiliates shall retain ownership of all inventions, designs and processes made or evolved by them and save as set out in this Clause 9 no rights in intellectual property are hereby granted.
- DEFECTS AFTER DELIVERY:
10.1 Seller warrants:
(i) subject to other provisions of the Contract, good title and the unencumbered use of the Goods;
(ii) that Goods manufactured by Seller and/or Seller’s Affiliates conform with Seller’s specifications therefore and are free of defects in materials and workmanship, and
(iii) that Services provided by Seller or Seller Affiliates will be performed with all reasonable skill, care and due diligence and in accordance with good engineering practice.
Seller will make good, by repair or at Seller’s option by supply of a replacement part or parts, any defects which, under proper use, care and maintenance appear in Goods of Seller’s Affiliates’ manufacture and which are reported to Seller within three hundred and sixty five days (365) from putting such Goods into operation and which arise solely from faulty materials or workmanship: provided always that defective items are returned to Seller DDP Tallinn, 10146, Estonia, or other place appointed by Seller if economical at Buyer’s cost carriage and insurance prepaid within the Warranty Period.
Defects shall comprise lack of certain characteristics agreed or guaranteed. Public statements, appraisals or advertisements shall not constitute a contractual statement of characteristics of Goods/Services.
Replaced items shall become the property of Breezemarine Group Ltd.
Repaired or replacement items will be delivered by Seller at Seller’s cost to Buyer’s mainland site in Estonia, DDP Tallinn, Estonia, or other place specified by Seller if need to. In case place of delivery of repaired or replacement items is other that place of delivery of initially delivered items and this fact incurs higher costs for Seller, such costs shall be borne by Buyer.
Seller will correct defects in Services provided by Seller or Seller Affiliates and reported to Seller in written within ninety (90) days after completion of such Services. Within thirty (30) days after receiving Buyer’s report on defects, Seller will inform Buyer in written about estimated period within which the reported defects will be corrected. After correction of defect in Services is completed Seller will inform Buyer accordingly in written. Goods or Services repaired, replaced or corrected in accordance with this Clause
10.1 shall be subject to the foregoing warranty for the unexpired portion of the Warranty Period or for ninety (90) days from the date of their return to Buyer (or completion of correction in the case of Services), whichever expires the later. In case the place of repair is other that the place of initial Services and this fact incurs higher costs for Seller, such costs shall be borne by Buyer.
10.2 Goods or Services sourced by Seller from a third party (not being a Seller Affiliate) for resale to Buyer shall carry only the warranty extended by the original manufacturer.
10.3 Notwithstanding Clauses 10.1 and 10.2, Seller shall not be liable for any defects based upon:
o natural condition and/or natural or regular wear and tear, as well as chemical, electrochemical, electrical, physical or biological influences of and/or to the Goods;
o non-compliance with Seller’s and/or manufacturer’s storage, installation, operation or environmental requirements, as well as usage, treatment or maintenance being unprofessional and/or inappropriate;
o any modification or repair not previously authorized by Seller in writing;
o use of non-authorized software or spare or replacement parts.
Seller’s costs incurred in investigating and rectifying such defects shall be paid by Buyer upon demand. Buyer shall at all times remain solely responsible for adequacy and accuracy of all information supplied by it.
10.4 Subject to Clause 12.1, the foregoing constitutes Seller’s sole warranty and Buyer’s exclusive remedy for breach thereof. No representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, express or implied, shall apply as to satisfactory quality merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose or any other matter with respect to any of the Goods or Services.
- PATENT, ETC. INFRINGEMENT:
11.1 Subject to the limitations set forth in Clause 12, Seller shall indemnify Buyer in the event of any claim for infringement of letters Patent, Registered Design, Design Right, Trade Mark or Copyright (“Intellectual Property Rights”) existing at the date of formation of the Contract arising from use or sale of Goods, against all reasonable costs and damages awarded against Buyer in any action for such infringement, or for which Buyer may become liable in any such action, provided always that Seller shall not be liable to so indemnify Buyer in the event that:
(i) such infringement arises as a result of Seller having followed a design or instruction furnished or given by Buyer, or Goods having been used in a manner or for a purpose or in a country not specified by or disclosed to Seller prior to the date of the Contract or in association or combination with any other equipment or software, or
(ii) Seller has at its expense procured for Buyer the right to continue to use the Goods or has modified or replaced the Goods so that the Goods no longer infringe, or
(iii) Buyer has failed to give Seller the earliest possible notice in writing of any claim made or to be made or of any action threatened or brought against Buyer and/or Buyer has failed to permit Seller, at Seller’s expense to conduct and control any litigation that may ensue and all negotiations for a settlement of the claim, or
(iv) Buyer has made without Seller’s prior written consent any admission which is or may be prejudicial to Seller in respect of any such claim or action, or
(v) Goods have been modified without Seller’s prior written authorization.
11.2 Buyer warrants that any design or instructions furnished or given by it shall not cause Seller to infringe any Intellectual Property Rights in performance of Seller’s obligations under the Contract and shall Indemnify Seller against all reasonable costs and damages which Seller may incur as a result of any breach of such warranty.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Contract, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law:
(i) Seller’s and Seller Affiliates’ total liability for any and all damages, claims or causes of action howsoever arising (including without limitation, damage, claims or causes of action by virtue of tort, by breach of contract or statutory duty, negligence, strict liability, product liability, vicarious liability or infringement of Intellectual Property Rights) shall not exceed:
(a) 10 000 EUR for loss of or damage to property, and
(b) in all other cases, a sum equal to the Contract Price, and
(ii) Seller and Seller Affiliates shall not be liable in any circumstances for any loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of contracts, loss of use, loss of data or for any consequential or indirect loss.
- STATUTORY AND OTHER REGULATIONS:
13.1 If Seller’s obligations under the Contract shall be increased or reduced by reason of the making or amendment after the date of Seller’s quotation of any law or any order, regulation or bye-law having the force of law that shall affect the performance of Seller’s obligations under the Contract, the Contract Price and delivery period shall be adjusted accordingly and/or performance of the Contract suspended or terminated, as appropriate.
13.2 Except to the extent otherwise required by applicable law, Seller shall have no responsibility for collection, treatment, recovery or disposal of:
(i) the Goods or any part thereof when they are deemed by law to be ‘waste’ or (ii) any items for which the Goods or any part thereof are replacements. If Seller is required by applicable law, including waste electrical and electronic equipment legislation, European Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) and related legislation in EU Member States, to dispose of ‘waste’ Goods or any part thereof, Buyer shall, unless prohibited by applicable law, pay Seller, in addition to the Contract Price, either:
(a) Seller’s standard charge for disposing of such Goods or
(b) if Seller does not have such a standard charge, Seller’s costs (including all handling, transportation and disposal costs and a reasonable mark-up for overhead) incurred in disposing of such Goods.
13.3 Buyer’s personnel shall, whilst on Seller’s premises, comply with Seller’s applicable site regulations and Seller’s reasonable instructions, including but not limited to those relating to safety, security and electrostatic discharge.
- COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS.
Buyer agrees that all applicable import, export control and sanctions laws, regulations, orders and requirements, as they may be amended from time to time, including without limitation those of the United States, the European Union and the jurisdictions in which Seller and Buyer are established or from which items may be supplied, and the requirements of any licenses, authorizations, general licenses or license exceptions relating thereto will apply to its receipt and use of hardware, software, services and technology. In no event shall Buyer use, transfer, release, export or re-export any such hardware, software or technology in violation of such applicable laws, regulations, orders or requirements or the requirements of any licenses, authorizations or license exceptions relating thereto. Buyer agrees furthermore that it shall not engage in any activity that would expose Seller or any of its affiliates to a risk of penalties under laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction prohibiting improper payments, including but not limited to bribes, to officials of any government or of any agency, instrumentality or political subdivision thereof, to political parties or political party officials or candidates for public office, or to any employee of any customer or supplier. Buyer agrees to comply with all appropriate legal, ethical and compliance requirements.
- DEFAULT. INSOLVENCY AND CANCELLATION:
15.1 By seller:
Seller shall be entitled, without prejudice to any other rights it may have, to cancel the Contract forthwith, wholly or partly by notice in writing to Buyer, if:
(a) Buyer is in default of any of its obligations under the Contract and fails, within 30 (thirty) days of the date of Seller’s notification in writing of the existence of the default, either to rectify such default if it is reasonably capable of being rectified within such period or, if the default is not reasonably capable of being rectified within such period to take action to remedy the default, or
(b) on the occurrence of an Insolvency Event in relation to Buyer. “Insolvency Event” in relation to Buyer means any of the following:
(i) a meeting of creditors of Buyer being held or an arrangement or composition with or for the benefit of its creditors being proposed by or in relation to Buyer;
(ii) a charge holder, receiver, administrative receiver or similar person taking possession of or being appointed over or any distress, execution or other process being levied or enforced (and not being discharged within seven days) on the whole or a material part of the assets of Buyer;
(iii) Buyer ceasing to carry on business or being unable to pay its debts;
(iv) Buyer or its directors or the holder of a qualifying floating charge giving notice of their intention to appoint, or making an application to the court for the appointment of an administrator;
(v) a petition being presented (and not being discharged within twenty eight (28) days) or a resolution being passed or an order being made for the administration or the winding-up, bankruptcy or dissolution of Buyer; or
(vi) the happening in relation to Buyer of an event analogous to any of the above in any jurisdiction in which it is incorporated or resident or in which it carries on business or has assets. Seller shall be entitled to recover from Buyer or Buyer’s representative all costs and damages incurred by Seller as a result of such cancellation, including a reasonable allowance for overheads and profit (including but not limited to loss of prospective profits and overheads).
15.2 By Buyer:
Buyer shall be entitled to cancel the Contract forthwith, by notice in writing to Seller, only in case Seller has not yet performed his obligations under the contract.
If parties initially do not agree otherwise in written, in event Buyer cancels the Contract, Seller undertakes to reimburse Buyers performed front payment subject to the following conditions:
– in case order is cancelled within three (3) days, Seller reimburses 100% of the front payment, all expenses which will incur due to Buyer’s cancellation, will be borne by Buyer;
in case order is cancelled within seven (7) days, Seller reimburses 90% of the front payment, all expenses which will incur due to Buyer’s cancellation, will be borne by Buyer;
– in case order is cancelled within fourteen (14) days, Seller reimburses 50% of the front payment, all expenses which will incur due to Buyer’s cancellation, will be borne by Buyer;
– in case order is cancelled within more than fourteen (14) days, Seller reimburses 10% of the front payment, all expenses which will incur due to Buyer’s cancellation, will be borne by Buyer;
- SUPPLEMENTARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
If the Goods comprise or include a control system, Seller’s Supplementary Terms and Conditions Applicable to the Supply of Control Systems and Related Services shall apply to the control system and related services only. Such Supplementary Terms and Conditions shall take precedence over these Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale; copies are available from Seller upon request.
17.1 No waiver by either party with respect to any breach or default or of any fight or remedy and no course of dealing, shall be deemed to constitute a continuing waiver of any other breach or default or of any other right or remedy, unless such waiver be expressed in writing and signed by the party to be bound.
17.2 If any clause, sub-clause or other provision of the Contract is invalid under any statute or rule of law, such provision, to that extent only, shall be deemed to be omitted without affecting the validity of the remainder of the Contract.
17.3 Buyer shall not be entitled to assign its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of Seller.
17.4 Seller enters into the Contract as principal. Buyer agrees to refer to Seller only for due performance of the Contract.
17.5 GOODS AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREUNDER ARE NOT SOLD OR INTENDED FOR USE IN ANY NUCLEAR OR NUCLEAR RELATED APPLICATIONS.
(i) accepts Goods and Services in accordance with the foregoing restriction,
(ii) agrees to coordinate such restriction in writing with any and all subsequent purchasers or users, and
(iii) agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seller and Seller’s Affiliates from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, suits, judgments and damages, including incidental and consequential damages, arising from use of Goods and Services in any nuclear or nuclear related applications, whether the cause of action be based in tort, contract or otherwise, including allegations that the Seller’s liability is based on negligence or strict liability.
17.6 Any dispute, disagreement or request arising from this Sale Contract or these General Terms and Conditions and concerning this Sale Contract or these General Terms and Conditions, its infringement, termination or invalidity, shall be settled in the Riga District Arbitration Court, reg. № 40003760582, (www.rigasast.lv), in accordance with Arbitration Rules of this arbitration court by virtue of written evidence and materials (in writing process) by sole arbitrator on the appointment of the Chairman of this arbitration court, in English language. The Latvian Law shall govern the Sale Contract and these Terms and Conditions.
17.7 The headings to the Clauses and paragraphs of the Contract are for guidance only and shall not affect the interpretation thereof.
17.8 All notices and claims in connection with the Contract must be in writing.
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