GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE AND DELIVERY
The present conditions, unless modified or completed by a written agreement, fully apply to all our quotations, sales and deliveries.
Unless otherwise stated herein, our quotations are valid for three weeks after the date of the quotation.
Our quotations are confidential and only persons effectively entrusted with the matter may have access thereto.
We reserve our copyright on all plans, projects, diagrams and drawings. Our clients shall not make them available to third parties or copy them without our written permission. These documents must be returned to us on our request.
3 PRICES AND TERMS OF PAYMENT
Unless provided otherwise, our prices are stated in Swiss francs, ex factory Neuchâtel. Costs for handling, packing, insurance and transport, including customs taxes, if applicable, are at the expense of the client.
In the event of an increase in prices, in fiscal and customs taxes, or of an important monetary change, we reserve our right to adapt our prices.
In the absence of contrary provisions indicated in the quotation, invoices are to be settled net, without any deduction, within 30 days of the date of the invoice.
4 RETENTION OF TITLE
We reserve our right of property on all products sold until receipt of full payment of the purchase price.
We always endeavour to respect indicated delivery dates, even in case of unexpected difficulties. However, we can assume no guarantee in this respect. In the event of a delay in delivery, the client is entitled neither to cancel the order nor to claim the payment of damages. This particularly applies in cases of force majeure and strikes.
Respect of the delivery dates also implies that the client, as far as he is concerned, punctually fulfills his obligations, especially as regards production of specifications, etc.
6 FORCE MAJEURE
According to the terms of the present contract, cases of force majeure are reputed to be serious events or circumstances which cannot be contributed to us; e.g. total or partial suspension of activity of our suppliers, mobilization, war, riots, fire, import or export blocking or a considerable raise in customs taxes.
7 EXPORT, RE-EXPORT
Our deliveries are intended to be used in the indicated country. Any export or re-export thereof is prohibited without our written authorization. This more particularly applies to products whose export is prohibited by the Swiss government or to equipment comprizing material whose export or re-export is prohibited by the country of origin.
Our warranty begins on the day of delivery and, during one year, shall extend to all defects which shall have been shown to result from bad quality material or faulty fabrication. It is, however, limited to replacement or repair of the defective parts or products.
We accept no further responsibility, in particular for resulting damages. Defective parts and products must be returned to our address, free of charge. Travelling expenses of our personnel, if necessary, must be borne by the client.
We can assume no responsibility for modifications or repairs which have not been carried out by our personnel or by specialists appointed by ourselves.
Any defect apparent on delivery must be reported to us without delay; the same applies to possible hidden defects which only appear later. Otherwise the delivery is considered to be accepted. Shipments damaged during transport must be accepted without guarantee and immediately reported to the shipping agent in order to establish a certified report and to protect all rights.
10 ASSEMBLING AND INSTALLATION
When equipment must be installed by us, it is the client’s duty to attend to the execution of the necessary preparatory work to enable assembling to be carried out without hindrance. The client will also provide, at his expense, the auxiliary personnel needed for the assembly work.
11 Place of execution and sole jurisdiction of the present contract are in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
This contract shall be subject to Swiss law.
We shall always endeavour to settle possible differences with our clients amicably.