General Conditions of Sale and Service
Art.1. Field of Application
The present General Conditions discipline all the supply relations between the parties. Also, in case of dispensations agreed in writing, the hereby conditions will continue to be applicable for the parts not expressly waived. Possible general conditions of purchase drafted by the Buyer will not find application in the relations between the parts if not expressly agreed in writing by Engicam S.r.l and in any case, they will not invalidate the efficaciousness of the present General Conditions, with which they will have to be coordinated.
The Buyer has actual knowledge of the content of the present general conditions of sale and supply that are available on the website at www.engicam.com.
Art. 2 Contract formulations
The Buyer's acceptance of the conditions or the order confirmation from Engicam S.r.l., no matter how made, entails the application of the hereby General Conditions of Sale.
The offers of sale formulated by Engicam S.r.l have a 30 days legal validity starting from the formulation of the same ones and are limited to the integral supply of what was quoted in the same ones.
Passed the above-mentioned term the sale offer will not be valid any longer.
The sale offers do not include in any case: a supply of manuals, training courses, starting assistance, and other analogous services, except in the case in which these performances are expressly included in the offer itself.
Art. 3 Equipment
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the cost of any production and testing equipment is to be understood as a “one-time” cost sharing, which means that the Buyer does not purchase any goods. Engicam S.r.l. commits to keep the equipment for a period of 2 years starting from the last delivery, and after this term, Engicam S.r.l. may proceed with destruction without notice.
Art. 4 Technical Data, Quantities, and Documents related to the Supply
Engicam S.r.l. reserves the right to modify at any time the structural details of its own products to improve the performances, previous communication to the Buyer if variations will be substantial (i.e. modifications concerning installation, interchangeability of the products, etc.).
Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, Engicam S.r.l. reserves the right to apply a tolerance of no more or less than 5 % on the quantities of products ordered.
Weights, dimensions, prices, yields, colors and other data related to the products indicated in the catalogs, price lists, circulars, or in other illustrative documents drafted by Engicam S.r.l., are merely indicative and have no binding nature, except in the cases in which they are indicated as such in the offer of sale or in the order confirmation.
Art. 5 Prices – Payments
The prices of the products refer to the price list in force at the time of the acceptance of the offer of sale by the Buyer or to the order confirmation from Engicam S.r.l.
Engicam S.r.l. reserves the right to modify the current price list at any time, upon written notice to the Buyer, in the event that there is a significant increase in the costs for the raw materials, labor, or any other factor that determines a prominent increase of the costs of production. The prices of the products are always to be intended on Free Carrier (FCA Incoterms 2010), except for different written agreements between the parties.
All payments shall be made in accordance to the directions given in the offer of sale or in the order confirmation. Payments and any other sum due to Engicam S.r.l must be paid to the domicile of the same. Unless agreed otherwise, the payments will be made in Euro.
Prices may be subject to revision, increased or decreased, based on formulas that take into account variations of the exchange rates, the cost of the materials, the cost of the energy, labor costs, transport costs and/or other costs related to the order. The orders on annual basis will have to be closed by the deadline of the contractual year of the same; otherwise Engicam S.r.l. reserves the right to send the goods not yet delivered by the date of the deadline of the order. Any delay or irregularity in the payments gives Engicam S.r.l the right of:
a) Interrupt the current supplies, even if not related to the non-fulfilled payment;
b) Modifying the payment process and any discount for the following supplies, also asking for advanced payment or further guarantees;
c) Require, from the payment deadline date and without the necessity of formal default notice, the interests of arrears on the still due sum, with the interest rate foreseen by the law for the commercial transactions (particularly the D.lgs. 231/2002 and following integration), in any case, is granted the Engicam authority to ask for a refund for the further damage.
Besides, in the mentioned cases, any sum due t to Engicam S.r.l becomes immediately collectible.
The Buyer must take care of the integral payment of the products also in the case of exceptions, protests, or controversies that will be defined only after the payment is done. The Buyer renounces beforehand to ask for the compensation with possible credits, however originated, towards Engicam S.r.l.
Art. 6 Terms of Property
The delivered products remain the property of Engicam S.r.l until payment is complete.
Art. 7 Deliveries
Unless otherwise agreed, the supply of the Products is intended (FCA Incoterms 2010) and therefore the risks relative to the supply are transferred to the Buyer from the time in which the products are delivered to the carrier. The delivery terms are merely indicative and are calculated on working days therefore any responsibility of Engicam S.r.l for all the damages due to an early or delayed, total, or partial delivery is excluded.
If the Buyer is not in compliance with all payments concerning other supplies, the terms of delivery are suspended and Engicam will have the right to delay the deliveries until the Buyer pays the due sums.
On the quantities delivered the Buyer recognizes to Engicam S.r.l the use of tolerances.
If by any reason not attributed to Engicam S.r.l., the Buyer or the designated carrier does not take delivery of the products, Engicam S.r.l., upon notice to the Buyer, will store the products charging the Buyer of any related cost.
In the absence of written communication from the Buyer to Engicam S.r.l. within 60 days from the first production order, the order will be considered tacitly accepted (including the software and firmware supplied).
With the first production order following the delivery of the samples and/or software, these will be considered tacitly accepted and valid as reference samples for the production itself, software included. Subsequent changes or modifications will be considered separately and subject to a future offer. In any case, the cost of the items already supplied by Engicam S.r.l. will be at the expense of the Buyer.
Art. 8 Justifiable Delays
Engicam S.r.l. will not be liable for failure to properly comply with its contractual obligations insofar as such as non-fulfillment originates, directly or indirectly, from:
a) causes not attributable to the company and/or due to force majeure;
b) actions (or omissions) of the Buyer, including non-transmission of information and approvals needed by Engicam in order to proceed with its work and the consequent supply of products;
c) failure to comply with the payment terms by the Buyer;
d) impossibility of obtaining the materials, the components, or the services necessary for the execution of the work and the supply of the products.
In the eventuality in which one of the above-mentioned hypotheses occurs, Engicam S.r.l will inform the Buyer about the possible delay and provide a new date for delivery. If the delay of Engicam S.r.l is caused by actions or omissions of the Buyer, or by specific work of other contractors or suppliers of the Buyer, Engicam S.r.l will be entitled to a fair price revision.
Art. 9 Technical Standards and Responsibilities
The Engicam S.r.l products are in compliance with the legislation and the Italian current technical standards, consequently, the Buyer assumes the responsibility of verifying any possible discrepancies between the Italian regulations and those of the country of destination of the products, free from Engicam S.r.l.
Engicam S.r.l. guarantees the performance of the products of its manufacture exclusively and exclusively in relation to uses, destinations, applications, tolerances, etc. expressly indicated by it.
Engicam S.r.l. is not required to verify and control the functionality of the goods received for manufacturing purposes but is limited exclusively to the inspection of the integrity of the package, and to the coherence with the relative transport document. Any additional costs incurred by Engicam S.r.l. due to non-compliant goods, from sources of supply designated by the Buyer, will be charged to the Buyer itself.
Art. 10 Approval of Customized Hardware and Software
The Buyer, with Engicam S.r.l. collaboration has the task of validating any hardware and software customization provided, as well as all of its subsequent revisions.
Art. 11 Patents
Engicam S.r.l. is committed to indemnifying and keeping the Buyer unharmed from any liability arising from any legitimate claims made by third parties and concerning possible counterfeits or violations of rights of industrial property for the products supplied by Engicam S.r.l. In the event of a third-party claim, the Buyer must promptly inform Engicam S.r.l and provide any information and assistance useful for contesting the claim.
The above provisions will not apply to all the products manufactured on any designs, drawings, instructions and/or technical specifications provided by the Buyer; for which Engicam S.r.l assumes no responsibility for any infringement of industrial property rights of third parties for which the Buyer will be solely responsible.
Art. 12 Warranty
Engicam S.r.l. guarantees that the supplied products correspond with the quality and type established in the contract and that they are exempt from defects that could render them unsuitable to the use they are expressly intended for. The warranty for any structural defects is only limited to the defects in the material used or to any design and construction problems attributable to Engicam S.r.l. Moreover, the warranty does not cover defects due to the normal wear of the products for those parts subject to rapid and continuous wear.
The operation of the guarantee on the purchased products is suspended on condition of full payment of the same. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the warranty lasts 12 months.
The above-mentioned warranty is operational on the condition that the products have been correctly stored and used in accordance with the instructions contained in the technical documentation supplied by Engicam S.r.l., and have not been subject to any kind of repair, modifications or alterations without written authorization from Engicam S.r.l and that the defects have not been caused by chemical or electric agents.
The Buyer is obliged to verify the conformity of the products and the absence of defects within 10 days from the date of delivery of the products, and, in any case, before any use of the products. The Buyer must report any faults or obvious defects in writing within and not later than 10 days from the delivery of the products; while the declaration of possible hidden defects and/or of functioning (i.e. only as a result of the use of the product) must be made within 10 days from the discovery of the defect and, in any case, not later than the warranty period. Complaints must be presented in writing to Engicam S.r.l in accordance with the instructions and procedures provided by the company, indicating in detail the defects or the non-conformities found. The Buyer loses the warranty right if it does not allow Engicam S.r.l reasonable control or if it does not return the defective products within 10 days from the relative request. After reporting a claim, Engicam S.r.l., at its discretion, could: a) repair the defective products; b) supply the same products in the same quantity, free of charge, at the Buyer’s location (DAP Incoterms 2010); c) issue a credit note in favor of the Buyer for a sum equal to the value indicated in the invoice of the returned products. In such cases, Engicam S.r.l has the right to request the return of the defective products, which will then become its property. Unless otherwise agreed upon between the parties, it is understood that all the expenses related to the interventions made by the technical assistance of Engicam S.r.l will be supported by the same one.
In the event that the defects found on the products are not attributable to the responsibility of Engicam S.r.l., the costs of repair and replacement of the products will be charged and invoiced to the Buyer. The hereby warranty absorbs and substitutes any other legal warranty for defects and conformity and excludes any other possible responsibility of Engicam S.r.l in any case originated by the furnished products. Specifically, the Buyer will not be able to put forward further claims of compensation of the damage and in no case Engicam S.r.l will be considered responsible for indirect or consequent damages.
In any case Engicam S.r.l. cannot guarantee the compatibility of the software implemented at the request of the Buyer, of the operating systems, and the several devices used by the Buyers. The Buyers are aware of it and, therefore, in the case in which the above-mentioned malfunctions are imputable to an incompatibility, Engicam S.r.l. does not assume any responsibility and the warranty here mentioned will not be valid. In any case, Engicam S.r.l. is committed to verifying if the malfunctions are attributable or not to the above-mentioned circumstances and trying to resolve, if possible, the various problems. In such cases, the Buyers will have to pay for the goods and cannot ask for any compensation of damage and, in any case, they promptly must withdraw all the material and the goods made and produced by Engicam, without raising any exception on the point. Engicam S.r.l. it is not responsible for any direct or indirect, special, accidental, consequent, or exemplary damage that is in any way related to its own products or software, including, without any limitation, damages for the loss of reputation, lack of profit, and interruption of work.
Art. 13 Damages
Engicam S.r.l. responsibility, derived from either the execution or non-execution of the contract, for the warranty, for offense, or for objective responsibility, it will not exceed in any case the value of the product to which such responsibility is referred. In no case, Engicam S.r.l will be liable for loss of profit, or for the failure to use or discontinue the product or any associated machinery, for claims by the Buyer and/or from third parties relating to the above-mentioned damages, or for any other indirect or consequent damage.
Art. 14 Confidentiality
The Buyer agrees to (i) to consider the information/data/drawings/know-how/documents received and/or learned from Engicam S.r.l as confidential; to (ii) limit the use of such confidential information/documents and their relative access for reasons relative to the execution of the contract. Confidential information/documentation may not be reproduced without prior written agreement from Engicam S.r.l., and all the copies thereof will be immediately returned to Engicam S.r.l.
The above-mentioned provisions do not apply to the information which: (i) is public or becomes public not for disclosure from the Buyer, its employees, or collaborators, or (ii) held by the Buyer prior to receiving them from Engicam S.r.l or (iii) have been disclosed by sources that are not subject to the restrictions to which the Buyer is subjected to, or (iv) may be disclosed to third parties under written authorization from Engicam S.r.l.
Art. 15 Miscellaneous
The assignment by the Buyer of the rights or obligations deriving from the contract, without the prior written consent of Engicam S.r.l., will be considered invalid. Engicam S.r.l. will have the right to assign, at any time, to third parties the credits deriving from the contract, after having notified it in writing to the Buyer.
The total or partial invalidity of one or more clauses of the present General Conditions will not have any effect on the validity of the remaining clauses.
It is understood that any tolerance to violations of these General Conditions can in no way be interpreted as a waiver to exercise the rights and/or the faculties associated with them or consequent.
Art. 16 Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction
These General Conditions and the related supply contracts will be governed by Italian law. For any dispute concerning or in any case connected to the contracts to which these General Conditions apply, will be exclusively under the jurisdiction of the Court of Florence. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Engicam S.r.l. will nevertheless have the right to act at the Buyer's court.
In accordance with and by the effect of the art, 1341 C.C. the parties declare to expressly approve the following clauses:
Art. 5 Prices and Payments – Solve and Repeat Clause in Case of Non-Fulfillment
Art. 7 Delivery
Art. 12 Warranty – Limitations on Liability
Art. 13 Compensation for Damages - Limitations
Art. 16 Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction