Acceptance of Order: All orders are accepted by Strain Measurement Devices are subject to these Conditions of Sale. These Conditions of Sale are the only terms or conditions upon which the Strain Measurement Devices sells or supplies the Goods and they shall form part of and given every contract between Strain Measurement Devices and the Customer for the supply of Goods. No terms or conditions referred to or imposed by the Customer and no addition to or variation of these Conditions of Sale shall have effect save to the extent that it was expressly agreed to in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Strain Measurement Devices. In particular orders submitted on Customer’s own purchase forms will be accepted by Strain Measurement Devices only upon condition and with the express understanding that the liabilities of Strain Measurement Devices shall be determined solely by these Conditions of Sale and in accepting and consummating any such order Strain Measurement Devices shall be deemed not to have in any way changed, enlarged or modified its liabilities or obligations as fixed by these Conditions of Sale.
Strain Measurement Devices has a policy of continuous improvements to its products and in pursuance of this policy reserves the right to alter the specifications, types or models of Goods at any time without notice provided such changes shall not affect the validity of the Contract. Where the Goods are sold packed the extent of packing and/or protection shall be at Strain Measurement Devices discretion unless the Customer stipulates special packing, in which case such packing will be charged extra.
Quotations: Quotations indicate the price at which Strain Measurement Devices will be willing to supply Goods if a firm order is placed within 30 days unless otherwise specified in the quotation. A quotation is not an offer to supply Goods and no contract shall arise between Strain Measurement Devices and the Customer until a firm order by the Customer has been accepted in writing or an electronically regenerated copy by Strain Measurement Devices and the date of such acceptance shall be the contract date. Goods are offered subject to availability and to them being unsold. Quotations cover only the work and/or items specified therein, and all additions, alterations, waiting time and any additional costs due to modified instructions shall be charged to the Customer at ruling prices.
Price: The price of the Goods shall be in accordance with Strain Measurement Devices prices for such Goods ruling at the date of delivery in accordance with the quotation if a firm order is received within the 30 day period following. Unit prices apply only to the specific quantities and delivery schedule provided. Any variation in quantity, specifications and/or rate of delivery may necessitate a revision in unit price.
The price stated in the quotation is subject to variation at the sole discretion of Strain Measurement Devices at any time before delivery, if there is any increase in the cost to Strain Measurement Devices of labor, materials or overheads required for the manufacture of Goods or of the purchase or importation of any part of the Goods of if Strain Measurement Devices would otherwise suffer loss as a result of currency fluctuations, any such variation shall not be made to solely meet increased costs which would not have occurred but for the failure of Strain Measurement Devices to proceed with work within reasonable dispatch. Save where otherwise agreed in writing, any specified price shall be the price of the Goods as quoted and the Customer shall in addition to the price payable for the Goods pay all duties, charges and taxes on the Goods.
Changes: Sales order changes by the Customer, affected subsequent to acknowledgment of Customer’s sales order by Strain Measurement Devices, will not be considered effective until mutual agreement has been reached in writing between Customer and Strain Measurement Devices concerning the effect of said changes on price, delivery, or other terms and conditions of sale.
Technical Data, Confidential and Proprietary Information
All designs (whether or not patentable), processes, software, technical information, proprietary information, drawings and/or confidential information, hereinafter “Technical Data”, related to the items or services hereunder and not furnished by Customer or specifically paid for by Customer as a separate line item are the exclusive property of Strain Measurement Devices, and all rights, title and interest in and to such property shall remain exclusively in Strain Measurement Devices, notwithstanding Strain Measurement Devices’ disclosure of any thereof to Customer or Customer’s payment to Strain Measurement Devices for engineering or non-recurring charges. Customer shall not use or disclose such Technical Data to any party without prior written consent of Strain Measurement Devices. Likewise, title to all tools, test equipment and facilities whether or not furnished by Customer or specifically paid for by Customer as a separate line item shall remain the possession of Strain Measurement Devices although, Strain Measurement Devices agrees not to use said tools for work that is not the Customer’s work. Customer may not divulge any technical data and confidential and proprietary information obtained from Strain Measurement Devices to any third party without prior written consent of Strain Measurement Devices.
Customer agrees that Strain Measurement Devices may use non-proprietary information pertaining to the Agreement, and the work performed under the Agreement, for press releases, case studies, data analysis, promotional purposes, and other similar documents or statements to be publicly released.
Payment Terms: Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing payment for Goods will be due within 30 days of invoice date.
Notwithstanding the above Strain Measurement Devices may at any time require the Customer to make payment in advance of delivery or otherwise provide adequate security for the payment of all amounts payable under the Contract. Each shipment shall be considered a separate and independent transaction and payment thereof shall be made accordingly.
In default Strain Measurement Devices may amend the terms of delivery or payment and/or cancel any outstanding balance of order. Strain Measurement Devices reserves the right without prejudice to any other rights it may have, to charge interest at the rate of 3 per cent above the Federal Reserve rate per annum from time to time in force on overdue accounts such interest to run from day to day and to accrue after as well as before any judgment and/or to terminate the supply of Goods and provision of credit to Strain Measurement Devices, where payment of Strain Measurement Devices invoice is overdue. Any query to be raised by the Customer on any invoice issued by Strain Measurement Devices shall be made within 30 days of the date of the invoice or the parties shall be deemed to have accepted the invoices. The Customer shall not withhold any payment for any reason nor may any counterclaim of the Customer be set-off against any payment due under the Contract without the written consent of a duly authorized officer of Strain Measurement Devices.
Delivery: The delivery date is our best estimate of the time at which material will be shipped from our facility, but Strain Measurement Devices assumes no liability for loss, damage, or consequential damages due to delays. Delivery is F.O.B. Wallingford, CT unless otherwise agreed in writing in which case Strain Measurement Devices shall use reasonable commercial endeavors to arrange delivery of the Goods in accordance with the Customer’s instructions and to deliver within any time estimate given. However time for delivery shall not be of the essence of the contract and delay shall not entitle the Customer to repudiate. In any event Strain Measurement Devices shall not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered or sustained by it as a result of any failure by Strain Measurement Devices to adhere to such times or dates or consequent upon any other delay however caused. All costs of delivery, insurance, transportation and storage incurred by Strain Measurement Devices will be prepaid by Strain Measurement Devices and added to the invoice. Strain Measurement Devices shall be entitled to deliver the goods by single delivery or installment at its option. Non-delivery of any installment or delay in delivery shall not affect the balance of the Contract nor entitle the Customer to repudiate the same.
Strain Measurement Devices shall be entitled to levy additional delivery, insurance, transportation, storage and handling charges in the event of the Customer failing or refusing for any reason to take delivery at any time during normal working hours and shall be entitled to determine the Contract if the Customer then fails to take delivery within 14 days of a written request requiring him to do so.
The Customer will be responsible for obtaining any import licenses and complying with all regulations governing admission of Goods into the country of destination and for payment of all duties, port dues and other charges.
Passing of Risk to Customer: Where delivery is F.O.B. Wallingford, CT, from the time the Goods are loaded onto the collecting vehicle the goods shall be at the customer’s risk. In the case of export contracts from the time the Goods are loaded onto the collecting vehicle in Wallingford, CT the goods are at the customer’s risk. In any other case from the time the Goods are loaded onto the collecting vehicle in Wallingford, CT the goods are at the customer’s risk.
Claims and Rejected Material: All products ordered shall be subject to acceptance by Customer within thirty (30) days after delivery to Customer. If the products ordered hereunder do not meet the specifications or otherwise do not conform to the requirements of this purchase order, Customer shall have the right to reject such non-conforming products by providing Strain Measurement Devices written notice of non-conformance within thirty (30) days after delivery. To the extent that any product is not rejected in writing within thirty (30) days after delivery, such product shall be deemed accepted hereunder. Any such acceptance or deemed acceptance resulting from Customer’s failure to provide written notice of rejection within thirty (30) days after delivery shall be definitive and final in all cases, absent fraud. No products may be returned without Strain Measurement Devices’ permission in writing. After receiving authorization, material requiring rework or replacement should be sent with an authorizing RMA. Debit memoranda will not be honored until after responsibility has been determined.
Specifications: Detailed featured control information is available on request. Strain Measurement Devices reserves the right to make design changes at any time without incurring any obligation to incorporate these changes in units previously purchased or to continue to supply obsolete items. Strain Measurement Devices is not responsible for typographical or clerical errors made in any quotations, orders, webpage or publications. All such errors are subject to correction. Strain Measurement Devices does not guarantee the accuracy of drawings or specifications shown on the web site or on data sheets.