Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF EQUIPMENT, PARTS, SERVICES OR RENTAL
Orders or other requests, whether oral or written, for the supply or sale of machinery or equipment (“Equipment”), or for the supply or sale of spare or replacement parts (“Parts”), or for the provision of services (“Services”), or for the rental of machinery or equipment (“Rental”) to be provided by Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd on behalf of itself and its divisions and subsidiaries, or by its affiliates (“Seller”) to its customers (each a “Buyer”) (the “Order(s)”) are subject to Seller’s written acceptance by an authorized representative of Seller and any Orders so accepted will be governed by (a) the terms and conditions stated in these Terms and Conditions for provision of Equipment, Parts, Services or Rental (the “Terms and Conditions”); (b) the written proposal submitted by Seller to Buyer (“Proposal”), if any; (c) the written order acknowledgment issued by Seller to Buyer (“Acknowledgment”), if any; and, (d) any change orders identified as such and agreed to in writing by Seller (the Order, Terms and Conditions, Proposal, Acknowledgment, and any such change order, and any such additional terms as agreed to in writing by an authorized representative of Seller collectively referred to herein as the “Agreement”). Buyer’s submission of a purchase order (or other similar document) shall be deemed to be an express acceptance of these Terms and Conditions notwithstanding language in Buyer’s purchase order (or other similar document) inconsistent herewith, and any inconsistent language in Buyer’s purchase order (or other similar document) is hereby expressly rejected. Buyer’s purchase order (or other similar document) is incorporated in this Agreement, only to the extent of specifying the nature and description of the Equipment, Parts, Services or Rental and then only to the extent consistent with the Proposal or Acknowledgment. In the event of any conflict between a Proposal and an Acknowledgement, the Acknowledgment shall prevail.
Prices of Equipment, Parts, Services or Rental shall be as stated in the Proposal or Acknowledgment, or if there is no Proposal or Acknowledgment, as otherwise agreed to in writing by Seller. Unless otherwise specified, all prices contained in a Proposal are valid for thirty (30) days from date of issue of the Proposal. All price quotations are EXW Seller's premises (INCOTERMS 2010), or as agreed per the Proposal or Acknowledgement and are subject to change without notice. Seller bears no responsibility for any consular fees, fees for legalizing invoices, certificates of origin, stamping bills of lading, or other charges required by the laws of any country of destination, or any fines, penalties or interest imposed due to incorrect declarations. Charges will be added for factory preparation and packaging for shipment. Minimum freight and invoice charges in effect at the time of the Order shall apply. If by reason of any act of government, the cost to Seller of performing its obligations hereunder is increased, such increase shall be added to the quoted price.
Transaction Taxes. In addition to the charges due under this Agreement, the Buyer shall be responsible for, and shall protect, indemnify, defend and save harmless Seller from and against the reporting, filing and payment of any taxes, duties, charges, licenses, or fees (and any related fines, penalties or interest and the like) imposed directly on Buyer as a result of this Agreement and all liabilities, costs, and associated expenses (including lawyers’ and experts’ fees) which may be incurred in connection therewith. Such taxes, duties, charges, licenses, or fees include but are not limited to any local, state, federal, foreign, or international sales, use, value added tax (”VAT”), goods and services tax (“GST”), rental, import, export, personal property, stamp, excise and like taxes and duties. If Seller pays any such tax, Buyer shall, within thirty (30) days of Seller’s demand, reimburse Seller for the tax including interest, fines, and penalties, paid by the Seller. It shall be Buyer’s sole obligation after payment to Seller to challenge the applicability of any tax.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Buyer shall provide Seller with a copy of all exporting documents and any other documents reasonably requested by Seller to prove or substantiate to the appropriate tax authorities the goods were timely exported.
If Buyer is required by any appropriate government department or agency to withhold compensation due Seller to satisfy any obligation of Seller for taxes due, Buyer shall give at least 30 days’ notice to Seller that Buyer will withhold. Buyer agrees to pay on a timely basis the amounts so withheld over to the appropriate government department or agency, on behalf of Seller, and to provide Seller with any tax receipts (originals, if possible) or other reliable evidence of payment issued by such government department or agency within 30 days of the date required for withholding. Buyer shall not withhold compensation due Seller if Seller produces evidence, acceptable to Buyer, that Seller is not subject to the withholding of such taxes. Buyer agrees that it shall not unreasonably withhold such acceptance. Buyer shall reimburse Seller for any taxes withheld for which receipts or other reliable evidence substantiating the remittance of taxes to the appropriate government department or agency are not provided to Seller. Buyer's obligation to deliver to Seller tax receipts or other reliable evidence issued by the taxing authority shall not apply if Buyer establishes to the reasonable satisfaction of Seller that the appropriate government department or agency does not provide such documentation. Notwithstanding the above, if Buyer is required to pay any such taxes or amounts that Buyer believes is directly attributable to Seller, Buyer shall first provide notice to Seller and give Seller an opportunity to intervene to protect its interest before Buyer makes any payment.
. If the Buyer receives any demand or request for payment of any levies, charges, taxes or contributions for which it would seek indemnity or reimbursement from Seller, Buyer shall promptly and timely notify the Seller in writing of such demand or request. “Promptly and timely” as used in this sub clause means that Buyer must notify Seller so that Seller has enough time and a reasonable opportunity to appeal, protest or litigate the levies, charges, taxes or contributions in an appropriate venue. To the extent that Buyer fails to give prompt and timely notice, Seller has no obligation to, and will not, reimburse Buyer for these levies, charges, taxes or contributions. At Seller’s request and cost, Buyer shall initiate an appeal, protest or litigation in Buyer’s own name if Buyer is the only party that can legally initiate this appeal, protest or litigation. The Buyer shall allow the Seller to control the response to such demand or request and the Buyer shall use its best efforts to appeal against such demand or request. If Buyer is required to pay any levies, charges, taxes or contributions in order to pursue an appeal, protest or litigation, Seller shall reimburse Buyer for that amount promptly upon receipt of a written request from Buyer. Seller shall not be responsible for any compromise made by Buyer without Seller’s prior written consent.
. Buyer shall cooperate with Seller, and at the request of Seller, Buyer shall use its best efforts to supply to Seller such information (including documentary information) in connection with its activities as may be required by Seller for any of the following purposes:
a) To enable Seller to comply with the lawful demand or requirement for such information by any appropriate government authority or to ensure that all requirements of the applicable law are being complied with;
b) To enable Seller to conduct, defend, negotiate or settle any claim arising out of, or in connection with, such activities, whether or not such claim shall have become the subject of arbitration or judicial proceedings;
c) To enable Seller to make any application (including, but without limitation, any claim for any allowances or relief) or representation in connection with, or to contest any assessment on, or liability of Seller to any taxes, duties, levies, charges and contributions (and any interest or penalties thereon); or
d) To secure for Seller any beneficial tax treatment and legally minimize any tax obligations in connection with this Agreement.
Seller’s request for such information and documents shall allow Buyer a reasonable time to prepare, provide and submit that information requested. The obligations set forth above shall exist for a period of six (6) years commencing with the date of agreement by Buyer of Seller's final statement of account under the Agreement, and the Buyer shall retain and shall procure any subcontractor hereunder to retain, all information and documents in connection with its activities under or pursuant to the Agreement as shall enable the Buyer to comply with the above obligations.
4. PAYMENT TERMS
Unless alternate payment terms are specified and agreed to by Seller in writing, all charges, including applicable packing and transportation costs, billed by Seller are payable within net 30 days of the date of invoice. Seller reserves the light to modify or withdraw credit terms at any time without notice. Unless otherwise specified, all payments are due in the currency specified in Seller's Proposal, Acknowledgment and/or invoice. Interest shall be due from Buyer to Seller on overdue accounts at the maximum rate allowed by law. When partial shipments are made, the goods will be invoiced as shipped and each invoice will be treated as a separate account and be payable accordingly. Payment for goods is due whether or not technical documentation and/or any third party certifications are complete at the time of shipment. Seller shall be entitled to recover all reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs incurred in the collection of overdue accounts. Seller reserves the right, where a genuine doubt exists as to Buyer’s financial position or if Buyer is in default of any payment obligation, to suspend delivery or performance of any Agreement or any part thereof without liability and without prejudice to, and without limitation of, any other remedy available to Seller until Buyer cures the default or satisfactory security for payment has been provided. Seller shall have the option to extend the delivery date by a time at least equal to the period of such suspension. In the event of Rental, should Buyer default in meeting any of the terms hereunder for any reason, Seller has the right to retrieve all Rentals as detailed in the Proposal and also to collect rental payments due. If Buyer elects to exercise a purchase option for Rental equipment, rental charges will be incurred and will be invoiced until the later of; (i) the end of the agreed rental period; or (ii) 30 days prior to the receipt of total purchase price and all other rental amounts due.
Unless otherwise agreed to by Seller in writing, delivery terms shall be EXW Seller’s premises (INCOTERMS 2010), except to the extent modified by these Terms and Conditions. Where goods are to be supplied from stock, such supply is subject to availability of stocks at the date of delivery. Partial shipments may be made as agreed to by Buyer and Seller. Stated delivery dates are approximate only and cannot be guaranteed. Seller shall have no liability for damages arising out of the failure to keep a projected delivery date, irrespective of the length of the delay. In the event Buyer is unable to accept delivery of goods when tendered, Seller may, at its option, arrange for storage of the goods at Buyer’s sole risk and Buyer shall be liable to Seller for the reasonable cost of such storage. This provision is without prejudice to any other rights which Seller may have with respect to Buyer's failure to take delivery of goods, which includes the right to invoice Buyer for the goods. Buyer agrees that title to the stored goods will transfer to Buyer upon invoicing notwithstanding Buyer's inability to accept delivery and that Buyer assumes all risk of loss or damage to the goods from the date title passes to Buyer. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs from Seller’s premises to the location as designated by the Buyer. All shipping costs for the return of goods from the location specified by Buyer to Seller’s premises shall also be for Buyer’s account.
6. FORCE MAJEURE
If either party is unable by reason of Force Majeure to carry out any of its obligations under this Agreement, other than the obligations to pay money when due and indemnification obligations assumed hereunder, then on such party giving notice and particulars in writing to the other party within a reasonable time after the occurrence of the cause relied upon, such obligations shall be suspended. “Force Majeure” shall include acts of God, laws and regulations, government action, war, civil disturbances, strikes and labor problems, delays of vendors, carriers, lightening, fire, flood, washout, storm, breakage or accident to equipment or machinery, shortage of raw materials, and any other causes that are not reasonably within the control of the party so affected. Seller shall be paid its applicable standby rate, if any, during any such Force Majeure event.
Orders placed by Buyer and accepted by Seller may be canceled only with the consent of Seller and will subject Buyer to cancellation charges. All of Seller’s documents, drawings and like information shall be promptly returned to Seller upon Buyer’s request for cancellation. No Orders may be canceled subsequent to delivery or shipment, whichever occurs earlier. As estimated actual damages, Buyer agrees to pay Seller the greater of Seller's actual costs incurred prior to cancellation plus a reasonable profit, or the following minimum cancellation charges:
a) 30% of Agreement value if canceled 30 or more days prior to the original delivery/shipment date;
b) 0% of the Agreement value if canceled thereafter; or
c) 100% of the value of any non-standard items (which are items not built for stock or built to customer specifications).
In the event of Rental, minimum rental charges as stated in the Proposal will apply. Buyer shall verify the amount of the cancellation charges prior to canceling an order.
8. TITLE AND RISK OF LOSS
For purchased goods, ownership and risk of loss pass to Buyer upon the earlier of (a) Seller's delivery of the goods, or (b) invoicing by Seller for the goods where Buyer is unable to accept delivery on the scheduled date. Seller retains a security interest in the goods until the purchase price has been paid, and Buyer agrees to perform upon request all acts required to secure Seller's interest. Seller accepts no responsibility for any damage, shortage or loss in transit. Seller will attempt to pack or prepare all shipments so that they will not break, rust or deteriorate in shipment, but Seller does not guarantee against such damage. Claims for any damage, shortage or loss in transit must be made by Buyer on the carrier.
In the event of Rental, Buyer assumes all risk and liability whether or not covered by insurance, for loss or damage to the Rental machinery or equipment. Risk and liability passes to Buyer upon delivery by Seller. Title to Rental machinery or equipment shall remain with Seller at all times. Buyer acquires no ownership title or property rights to the Rental machinery or equipment except the right to use the Rental machinery or equipment subject to the terms of this Agreement.
9. LIMITED WARRANTY
. In the case of the purchase of new Equipment/Parts, and solely for the benefit of the original user, Seller warrants, for a period of twelve (12) months from date o f s a l e . Equipment/Parts of its own manufacture shall conform to the material and technical specifications set forth in the Agreement. Goods manufactured by others are sold "as is" except to the extent the manufacturer honors any applicable warranty made by the manufacturer.
Secondhand goods are sold "as is". If the new Equipment/Parts fail to conform with such specifications upon inspection by Seller, Seller will, at its option and as Buyer’s sole remedy, either repair or replace such defective Equipment/Parts with the type originally furnished.
THIS ARTICLE 9 SETS FORTH BUYER’S SOLE REMEDY AND SELLER’S EXCLUSIVE OBLIGATION WITH REGARD TO NON-CONFORMING EQUIPMENT, PARTS, SERVICES OR RENTAL. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE 9, SELLER MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SELLER DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Seller expressly reserves the right to change, discontinue or modify the design and manufacture of its products without obligation to furnish, retrofit or install products previously or subsequently sold.
11. RETURN OF MAKE TO STOCK GOODS
With Seller’s written approval, unused, incorrectly shipped or “Made to Stock” goods ordered incorrectly, in new condition and of current manufacture and catalog specifications may be returned by Buyer for credit (subject to a restocking fee), provided written request is received within one (1) year after the purchase date. Non-standard goods are not returnable for credit and such goods shall only be accepted for return with the prior written agreement of Seller. Requests for return of goods must show the original purchase order number, invoice number, description of material, and date of purchase. Return of goods does not relieve Buyer of the obligation to make payment against Seller’s invoice, and any credit or refund allowed will be issued following Seller’s receipt of the goods. The credit allowed on returned goods, if any, is a merchandise credit and is applicable only against future purchases of Seller goods. The credit given will be solely in Seller's discretion and may be based on the original or a subsequently adjusted price. A charge will be assessed to clean-up, refinish and restock the goods, if applicable. No rubber or electronic products or components may be returned for credit after six (6) months from date of purchase.
12. LIABILITIES, RELEASES AND INDEMNIFICATION
For purpose of this Article12, the following definitions shall apply:
“Seller Group” shall mean (i) Seller, its parent, subsidiary or related companies, (ii) its and their working interest owners, co-lessees, co-owners, partners, joint venturers, if any, and their respective parents, subsidiary or related companies and (iii) the officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and invitees of all of the foregoing.
“Buyer Group” shall mean (i) Buyer, its parent, subsidiary or related companies, (ii) its and their working interest owners, co-lessees, co-owners, partners, joint venturers, if any, and their respective parents, subsidiary or related companies and (iii) the officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and invitees of all of the foregoing.
“Claims” shall mean all claims, demands, causes of action, liabilities, damages, judgments, fines, penalties, awards, losses, costs, expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation) of any kind or character arising out of, or related to, the performance of or subject matter of this Agreement (including, without limitation, property loss or damage, personal or bodily injury, sickness, disease or death, loss of services and/or wages, or loss of consortium or society).
a) Seller shall release, indemnify, defend and hold Buyer Group harmless from and against any and all Claims in respect of personal or bodily injury to, sickness, disease or death of any member of Seller Group or Seller Group’s subcontractors or their employees, agents or invitees, and all Claims in respect of damage to or loss or destruction of property owned, leased, rented or hired by any member of Seller Group or Seller Group’s subcontractors or their employees, agents or invitees.
b) Buyer shall release, indemnify, defend and hold Seller Group harmless from and against any and all Claims in respect of personal or bodily injury to, sickness, disease or death of any member of Buyer Group or Buyer Group’s other contractors or their employees, agents or invitees, and all Claims in respect of damage to or loss or destruction of property owned, leased, rented or hired by any member of Buyer Group or Buyer Group’s other contractors or their employees, agents or invitees.
c) Each party covenants and agrees to support the mutual indemnity obligations contained in Paragraphs (a) and (b) above, by carrying equal amounts of insurance (or qualified self insurance) in an amount not less than U.S. $5,000,000.00.
d) Seller shall release, indemnify, defend and hold Buyer Group harmless from and against any and all third party claims and reasonable legal expenses incurred, resulting from, or arising out of any claim against Buyer Group, or any one of them, which alleges that the Equipment or Parts purchased or Rented by Buyer infringes upon any third party Canadian patent. As a condition to such defense and indemnification, Buyer shall promptly notify Seller in writing upon receipt of any claim for infringement of a Canadian patent, or upon the filing of any such suit for infringement of a Canadian patent, whichever first occurs, and shall afford Seller full opportunity, at Seller’s option and expense, to answer such claim or threat of suit, assume the control of the defense of such suit, and settle or compromise same in any way Seller sees fit. Seller shall have no obligations under this Section 12(d) to the extent a claim of patent infringement results from: (a) Equipment or Parts that are not manufactured by Seller, or that are manufactured by Seller, but are manufactured, in whole or in part, to the Buyer’s design specifications; or (b) the use, sale or Rental of the Equipment or Parts in combination with other materials or apparatus, if the infringement would not have occurred but for the use, sale or Rental of the Equipment or Parts in combination with such other materials or apparatus; or (c) the use of the Equipment or Parts in the practice of processes. SECTION 12(d) STATES THE ENTIRE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATIONS OF SELLER AND THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF BUYER GROUP OR ANY ONE OF THE THEM, WITH RESPECT TO ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY PATENT BY THE EQUIPMENT OR PARTS.
( e ) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary, in all instances where Seller is providing Services at a well site, Buyer, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, shall release, indemnify, defend and hold Seller Group and Seller Group subcontractors harmless from and against any and all Claims asserted by or in favor of any person or party, including Seller Group, Buyer Group or any other person or party, resulting from: (i) loss of or damage to any well or hole (including but not limited to the costs of re-drill), (ii) blowout, fire, explosion, cratering or any uncontrolled well condition (including but not limited to the costs to control a wild well and the removal of debris), (iii) damage to any reservoir, geological formation or underground strata or the loss of oil, water or gas therefrom, (iv) pollution or contamination of any kind (other than surface spillage of fuels, lubricants, rig sewage or garbage, to the extent attributable to the negligence of Seller Group, including but not limited to the cost of control, removal and clean-up, or (v) damage to, or escape of any substance from, any pipeline, vessel or storage facility.
f) NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT TO THE CONTRARY, NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER AND EACH PARTY RELEASES THE OTHER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES (WHETHER FORESEEABLE AT THE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PRODUCTION, LOST REVENUE, LOST PRODUCT, LOST PROFIT, LOST BUSINESS OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.
g) Seller’s total liability for all claims, damages, causes of action, demands, i ndem n i t i e s , judgments, fines, penalties, awards, losses, costs and expenses (including attorney’s fees and cost of litigation) shall be limited to and shall not exceed the value of the Equipment, Parts, Services or Rental purchased under this Agreement.
h) THE EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY, RELEASES AND INDEMNITIES SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS A. THROUGH G. OF THIS ARTICLE 12 SHALL APPLY TO ANY CLAIM(S), LOSSES OR DAMAGES WITHOUT REGARD TO THE CAUSE(S) THEREOF, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, WHETHER SUCH CONDITIONS BE PATENT OR LATENT, THE UNSEAWORTHINESS OF ANY VESSEL OR VESSELS, IMPERFECTION OF MATERIAL, DEFECT OR FAILURE OF PRODUCTS OR EQUIPMENT, BREACH OF REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED), ULTRAHAZARDOUS ACTIVITY, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF DUTY (STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE), BREACH OF ANY SAFETY REQUIREMENT OR REGULATION, OR THE NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL FAULT OR RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY PERSON (INCLUDING THE INDEMNIFIED OR RELEASED PARTY), WHETHER SUCH NEGLIGENCE BE SOLE, JOINT OR CONCURRENT, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE.
h) Redress under the indemnity provisions set forth in this Article 12 shall be the exclusive remedy (ies) available to the parties hereto for the matters, claims, damages and losses covered by such provisions.
Upon written request, each party shall furnish to the other party certificates of insurance evidencing the fact that the adequate insurance to support each party’s obligations hereunder has been secured. To the extent of each party’s release and indemnity obligations expressly assumed by each party hereunder, each party agrees that all such insurance policies shall,
(a) be primary to the other party’s insurance
(b) include the other party, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated or related companies, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents as additional insured; and,
(c) be endorsed to waive subrogation against the other party, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated or related companies, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents.
14. GOVERNING LAW
Except for Equipment, Parts, Services or Rental provided, or to be provided, by Seller in North or South America (the “America’s”), this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of England and Wales, excluding conflicts and choice of law principles. All disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with said rules. Arbitration shall be held in London, England and shall be conducted in the English language.
For Equipment, Parts, Services or Rental provided, or to be provided, by Seller in the America’s, this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of Texas, excluding conflicts and choice of law principles. Any dispute, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement must be brought in a state or federal court sitting in Harris County, Texas, and each of the parties hereby agrees to irrevocably submit itself to the exclusive jurisdiction of each such court in any such action or proceeding and waives any objection it may now or hereafter have to venue or convenience of forum.
Seller retains the right to arbitrate any all disputes that may arise in connection with the provision of the Equipment, Parts, Services or Rental.
15. OWNERSHIP AND CONFIDENTIALITY
The Equipment and Parts contain technology protected by patents and applications for patents and utilize or embody Seller’s proprietary information, know-how and manufacturing techniques. Unless Seller has otherwise agreed in writing in advance, Buyer will not do, or permit anything to be done by a third party, whether by way of reverse engineering, disassembling or otherwise, that is intended to discover or otherwise disclose the technology, proprietary information, know-how or manufacturing techniques utilized or embodied in the Equipment or the Parts. Seller hereby acknowledges that Seller may provide Buyer with data, information, documents, drawings, specifications, patterns, calculations, technical information and other documents in addition to the technology, proprietary information, know-how and manufacturing techniques that are utilized or embodied in the Equipment and Parts (collectively the “
Seller Confidential Information
”). Buyer will not use the Seller Confidential Information, or any portion thereof, except as reasonably required by Buyer to utilize the Equipment and Parts for the purpose they were purchased or Rented, as described in the user manual or other specifications that are delivered by Seller to the Buyer at the time of sale or Rental. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Buyer shall not use the Seller Confidential Information, or any portion thereof, in a manner detrimental to Seller including, but not limited to, manufacturing equipment or parts. Except as required by law, Buyer shall not divulge, disclose or otherwise communicate all or any portion of the Seller Confidential Information to any third party. Buyer shall have no right, title, or interest in the trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names or any other intellectual property rights of Seller or Seller’s suppliers, or in any improvements that Seller may conceive of or develop in respect of any of the foregoing (collectively “
Seller’s Intellectual Property Rights
”). Nothing in this Agreement grants to the Buyer any license to utilize or otherwise exploit Seller’s Intellectual Property Rights.
16. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
By acceptance of delivery under this Agreement, Buyer warrants it has complied with all applicable governmental, statutory and regulatory requirements and will furnish Seller with such documents as may be required. Seller warrants and certifies that in the performance of this Agreement, it will comply with all applicable statutes, rules, regulations and orders in effect at the time of Agreement execution, including laws and regulations pertaining to labor, wages, hours and other conditions of employment, and applicable price ceilings if any. Seller will not provide any certification or other documentation nor agree to any contract provision or otherwise act in any manner which may cause Seller to be in violation of applicable United States law, including but not limited to the Export Administration Act of 1979 and regulations issued pursuant thereto. No provision in this Agreement shall be interpreted or applied which would require any party to do or refrain from doing any act which would constitute a violation of, or result in a loss of economic benefit under, any anti-boycott including but not limited to any such law of the United States. All Orders shall be conditional upon granting of export licenses or import permits which may be required. Buyer shall obtain at its own risk any required export license and import permits and Buyer shall remain liable to accept and pay for material if licenses are not granted or are revoked.
17. ADDITIONAL RENTAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Unless otherwise indicated, the rental rates contained in Seller’s Proposal are on a per day basis and such rates shall apply to each piece of equipment or part rented. Seller represents that it has fully inspected the Rental equipment and parts as detailed in the Agreement and that said equipment and parts are in good condition and repair, and are fully acceptable for use as specified in the Agreement. Furthermore, Seller represents that the Rental equipment and parts are not subject to any encumbrances or liens, and that Seller has full title to the equipment and parts, and thus, Seller is authorized to enter into and execute this Agreement.
Buyer represents that it shall use the Rental equipment and parts in a careful and proper manner, shall comply with all laws, ordinances and regulations relating to the possession use and maintenance of the equipment and parts in accordance with Seller's approved procedures and shall only use the Rental equipment and parts at the location specified in the Agreement. In the event the parties agree that the Buyer shall operate the Rental equipment and parts, Buyer further represents that the Rental equipment and parts will be operated by skilled employees trained in the use of the Rental equipment and parts. Buyer shall keep the Rental equipment and parts free and clear of all liens and encumbrances arising in connection with Buyer’s operations and/or use of the Rental equipment and parts. Buyer, at its sole cost, shall provide and maintain insurance against the loss, theft, damage or destruction of the Rental equipment and parts. The coverage shall be in an amount not less than the new replacement price of the Rental equipment and parts. Seller shall provide equipment and parts prices at execution of this Agreement. In the event the tool is lost, non-recoverable or unreturned, the Buyer maintains liability to pay applicable accrued charges.
At the expiration of the applicable rental term, Buyer will at its sole cost return the Rental equipment to the facility designated by Seller, in working condition (reasonable wear and tear excepted). Upon receipt of the returned Rental equipment, Seller will service and inspect the Rental equipment. In the event Seller determines that the Rental equipment is materially damaged or not in working condition (reasonable wear and tear excepted), any service work required to bring the Rental equipment to good working condition will be charged back to the Buyer. Such charges may include service, rework, inspection, and spare parts.
Failure of Buyer or Seller to enforce any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall not prevent a subsequent enforcement of such terms and conditions or be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach. Should any provisions of this Agreement, or portion thereof, be unenforceable or in conflict with applicable governing country, state, province, or local laws, then the validity of the remaining provisions, and portions thereof, shall not be affected by such unenforceability or conflict, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such provision supersedes all prior oral or written agreements or representations. Buyer acknowledges that it hast not relied on any representations other than those contained in this Agreement. This Agreement shall not be varied, supplemented, qualified, or interpreted by any prior course of dealing between the parties or by any usage of trade and may only be amended by an agreement executed by an authorized representative of each party.