The following are the standard terms and conditions of Alternate Energy Systems, Inc. for domestic customers. Actual terms and conditions for a specific order may have adjusted language and may be attached to the project quotation or the acknowledgement of the purchase order. Contact Alternate Energy Systems, Inc. for terms and conditions for export orders.
Version: January 2019
Where these terms and conditions are incorporated in a proposal submitted by Alternate Energy Systems, Inc. ("Seller"), that proposal, together with these terms and conditions, expresses the Seller's entire undertaking and responsibility when the Purchaser's written order is transmitted to the Seller within thirty (30) days from the proposal date, and when the Purchaser's order is accepted by the Seller at its offices. Any previous quotations, agreements, conversations, or understandings, are superseded hereby.
For all other orders, these terms and conditions shall govern the contract between the Purchaser and the Seller. Any deviation from these terms and conditions must be agreed upon by the Seller, in writing. Specifically, the fact that Seller provides product in response to an order issued by the Purchaser, carrying deviating terms and conditions, does not automatically indicate that the Seller has accepted the Purchaser's terms and conditions.
Seller guarantees that all products of its manufacture, sold pursuant hereto, shall be free of defects in workmanship and material, normal wear and tear excepted, for the standard period of one year from date of shipment from Seller. Certain products may carry shorter or longer warranty periods, in effect for these particular products at the time of shipment from the Seller. Commercial items, and other components, such as controls, electric motors, drives, etc., utilized in these manufactured products, are not guaranteed by Seller. Instead, they are covered by, and are subject to, their respective manufacturers' guarantees only. Complete products represented by, distributed by, or purchased and resold in any other manner by, Seller, are not guaranteed by Seller, but will be subject to their respective manufacturer's guarantee.
In the event of defects developing within the Seller's applicable guarantee period under normal and proper use, the Seller will only be obligated to furnish, F. O. B. point of manufacture or the Seller's plant, at its option, without charge, parts required to replace materials found defective; or, at Seller's option, replacement of defective item. Seller or its suppliers shall not be held liable for any further costs or expense, or for indirect or consequential damages, including removal or reinstallation cost, and lost profits. Deterioration or wear caused by chemicals, abrasive action, or excessive heat shall not constitute defects under warranty, unless such conditions are expressly provided for by the Seller, in writing. Products or parts that have been subject to accidental damage, misuse, unauthorized disassembly or alterations, improper installation, lack of proper lubrication, or lack of other service requirements established by the manufacturer, will not be covered by warranty.
THE WARRANTY STATED HEREIN IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, STATUTORY, OR IMPLIED; INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Unless otherwise specifically noted in a proposal, prices quoted by seller do not include any applicable city, county, state or federal taxes. Any of these taxes to which a transaction is subject, are to be borne by the Purchaser, even if collection is required by the Seller.
Seller or any manufacturer it represents, shall not be liable for any expense involved in meeting any federal, state or local codes. Federal codes, such as those represented in OSHA, refer to the employer (Purchaser) and not to the supplier (Seller). They cannot be delegated. However, the Seller will endeavor to help the Purchaser comply with these codes.
Seller's sales proposals are based on supplying its chosen make of motors, controls, drives and miscellaneous incidental equipment of the type required. If the Purchaser specifies a particular brand of one of these devices, the Seller reserves the right to charge any additional cost involved, and its estimated shipping date is subject to such delays as may be required to obtain any non-stock item.
Seller will use all reasonable care in shipping the equipment and will endeavor to make shipment within the time estimated. However, it assumes no responsibility for loss of, or damage to, the equipment after shipment from its plant, or for unavoidable delays, such as those caused by fire, strikes, carriers, or other causes beyond the Seller's control. Unless instructed otherwise, all shipments will be insured at the buyer's expense and at the net invoice value of the goods.
Seller assumes no responsibility for improper operation of equipment due to faulty erection or installation, when the equipment is erected by the Purchaser or his designee.
All orders placed with, and accepted by, Seller are firm and not subject to cancellation, except by mutual consent. They are cancelable then only on terms that will indemnify the Seller against any losses incurred.
Claims for shortages or damage to merchandise should be made to the transportation company making delivery. Should any piece of equipment prove defective, it will be repaired or replaced under the applicable warranty provided herein. Under no circumstances should any items be returned to Seller or the manufacturer from which Seller procured the item, without prior written Return Goods Authorization from Seller.
If Goods are returned without obtaining Return Goods Authorization, Seller and its associated manufacturers will not be responsible for the cost of repairs made in the field, if they are made without the written agreement of, and specific written instructions from, Seller and the affected manufacturer, if any.
Payment terms vary and are detailed on every AES Quote and Sales Order Acknowledgement. Payment must be made via check or wire transfer/ACH/EFT. No letters of credit will be accepted. The following finance charges will apply for late payments, unless other agreements exist for that sale only:
The account is subject to a finance charge for late payment of the lower of (A) the maximum allowable rate, or (B) 1½ % per month (Annual Percentage Rate: 18%) on the total past due balance at any time that the past due balance includes any charge remaining unpaid 30 days after the date on which it was billed. There shall be no finance charge under a "Consumer Credit Transaction" as defined under the Federal Truth in Lending Law.
Prepaid freight charges, if applicable, will be invoiced with equipment invoice, and are payable upon receipt.
This agreement has been executed in, and shall be governed by, the laws of the State of Georgia.
Security Agreement and Security Interest:
Purchaser agrees that Seller shall have and retain a security interest in the material furnished pursuant under this Agreement and, if full payment of all sums due is not received by Seller in accordance with the payment terms set forth herein and on the face hereof, Seller shall have the right to enter Purchaser's premises, and any other place where the material may be located, and repossess the material. This right of repossession shall be in addition to, and in no way in limitation of, any rights or remedies Seller may have under law or this Agreement by reason of Purchaser's failure to pay.
All orders shall be subject to the terms and conditions described above, and to no others, whatsoever. When attached to the Seller's written quotation, this document contains the entire agreement between the parties, and there will be no oral or written understandings, terms or conditions, and Purchaser will not have relied upon any conditions or representation not contained therein. No waiver, alteration or modification of the terms and conditions on this and the other side hereof shall be binding unless in writing and signed by an executive officer or by a duly authorized representative of the Seller.
THE PURCHASER'S RECEIPT OF THE INVOICE SHALL CONSTITUTE AN ACCEPTANCE BY THE PURCHASER OF ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED ABOVE, AND ANY ATTACHMENT HEREOF OTHER THAN ANY TERMS OR CONDITIONS TO WHICH THE PURCHASER SHALL PROMPTLY TAKE EXCEPTION BY SPECIFIED WRITTEN OBJECTION.