Offers without any validity date are not binding and have informative character only.
2. Conclusion of the contract
The contract is considered concluded, after having acknowledged its receipt and accepted the order in writing. Verbal arrangements gain validity only once confirmed in writing.
3. Extent and execution of supply
The extent and execution of our supply shall be determined in our order confirmation. Performances not contained therein shall be charges separately.
Partial deliveries are possible.
4. Technical documentation
Sales documentation from suppliers are only informative, alone the documentation included with our supply determines its features.
Technical documentation and Software Programs remain our property they are entrusted to the Buyer for his personal use only and are not to be copied, reproduced, made known to third parties or be used for manufacturing or any other purposes without our specific written approval. They can be used for service and operation.
Our price is understood to be net in free Swiss Francs, payable without any deductions for supply ex Bienne customs included but excluding value added tax.
6. Terms of payment
Payments shall be made as stipulated at our domicile without any deductions in particular without deductions of discount, expenses or taxes of any kind. The payments are due as a rule:
7. Reserve of title
Title of all delivered material by us shall remain vested in us until payment therefore is received by us in full. The Buyer shall assist us in any measures or actions necessary for the protection of our property.
We endeavor to keep our delivery, however the information on the delivery time in not binding. If circumstances beyond our or beyond the control of our subcontractors occur, which hinder due performance of us or our subcontractors, such circumstances being but not limited to: Force majeure, strikes, blockades and lockouts, embargoes, transportation difficulties and or damages, governmental import-, export- or transit- suspensions or restrictions, we are entitled to fully or partially withdraw from the contract or to extend the term of delivery.
Delay in delivery does not entitle the Buyer to cancel the contract or claim damages directly or indirectly attributable to such delay.
9. Risks and transportation
The moment delivery is shipped, Buyer assumes all risks regarding it, in particular but not limited to Buyer assumes the risk for damage, loss and theft. This applies also if transportation takes place under our guidance and is cif, fob or franco. If shipment is delayed or cannot be effected for reasons beyond our control, the merchandise will be stored at Buyer’s expense and risk at prevailing storage rates.
10. Complaints relevant the execution and quantity of the delivery
Such complaints are acceptable only within five days after receipt of the delivery at the place of destination, past this term the delivery is automatically considered accepted. Defects of material and production have to be submitted in writing within the same term.
11. Installation and operation
Do we do the installation and put the product into operation the additional expense will be at the Buyer’s charge at the rate fixed in our tariff.
The term of our limited warranty is 12 month and begins with our delivery. During the term of the limited warranty and at the written request of the Buyer we commit ourselves at our option to repair or replace as quickly as reasonably possible any parts which are proved to be faulty in construction, material or workmanship. Exchanged parts become our property.
We shall bear only the costs incurred at our place for adjustments or replacements. Are we unable, for reasons beyond our control, to repair or replace defective parts in our workshop then all additional expenses are at the charge of the Buyer.
For replaced parts the term of the limited warranty starts anew.
From our limited warranty are excluded all parts subject to normal wear and tear, faulty or negligent maintenance, disregard of operation instructions, use of unsuitable means, faulty construction of buildings, incorrect assembly work, faulty electrical or other connections, force majeure and any other causes beyond our control.
Our obligations under this limited warranty ceases without prior notice, if without our prior written consent, alterations or repairs have been made by the Buyer or by third parties or if the Buyer does not take all reasonable measures without delay in order to avoid further damage and in order to enable us to perform our warranty.
Our liability is limited to direct damages. Any further liability on our part for any kind of damages is expressly excluded. Any claim for compensation is limited to the maximum value of the delivered product. Buyer cannot rescind the contract or cancel the order. Our warranty is conditional upon Buyer’s strict fulfillment of his obligations, particularly as regards terms and conditions of payments.
14. Place of performance, applicable Law
The place of performance is Biel-Bienne. Our contracts shall be governed by Swiss law as to their validity as well as to their effect and in particular also with respect to the contents and interpretation of offers and contracts. The application of the UN-purchase law is excluded.
Any and all disputes arising from orders placed or contracts entered into with us shall be subject exclusively to the court of jurisdiction in Biel-Bienne.
The present general terms and conditions of sale shall be applicable with respect to all matters which have not been otherwise agreed upon in writing. General and special Buyer’s conditions which are contrary to our general terms and conditions of sale are valid and applicable only and so fare as they have been accepted by us expressly and in writing.