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  1. Offer and Accep­tance; Entire Agree­ment. These Terms and Con­di­tions (“Terms”), Bautex’s sales order form (“Sales Order”), and Bautex’s Cred­it Appli­ca­tion and Agree­ment (“Cred­it Appli­ca­tion”) (col­lec­tive­ly, the Agree­ment”) con­sti­tute the entire agree­ment between the Par­ties, and super­sede all pri­or or con­tem­po­ra­ne­ous under­stand­ings, agree­ments, nego­ti­a­tions, rep­re­sen­ta­tions and war­ranties, and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, both writ­ten and oral. Any per­son or enti­ty order­ing, pur­chas­ing or accept­ing deliv­ery of goods or ser­vices, a Buy­er (“Buy­er”) from Bau­tex Sys­tems, LLC (“Bau­tex”) irrev­o­ca­bly accepts the Agree­ment upon the ear­li­est of: (i) Buy­er plac­ing an order for any goods or ser­vices of Bau­tex; (ii) accept­ing the deliv­ery of any goods or per­for­mance of any ser­vices by Bau­tex; or (iii) pay­ing any amount due to Bau­tex for goods or ser­vices. Bau­tex objects to and rejects any addi­tion­al or dif­fer­ent terms or con­di­tions con­tained in Buyer’s pro­pos­al, order, or oth­er doc­u­men­ta­tion, and such addi­tion­al or dif­fer­ent terms shall not become part of the con­tract between Bau­tex and Buy­er unless express­ly accept­ed in writ­ing by an autho­rized rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Bau­tex. To the extent these Terms con­tra­dict the Sales Order, or Cred­it Appli­ca­tion, these Terms will pre­vail. Notwith­stand­ing the fore­go­ing, how­ev­er, if Bau­tex and Buy­er (“Par­ties”) have a writ­ten con­tract in effect between them, exe­cut­ed by hand, by autho­rized rep­re­sen­ta­tives of each of them, that express­ly gov­erns Bautex’s sale and Buyer’s pur­chase of such goods or ser­vices, then that writ­ten con­tract shall take prece­dence over any con­flict­ing pro­vi­sion in this Agreement.
  2. Changes to or Ter­mi­na­tion of a Sales Order. Each Sales Order signed by Buy­er and returned to Bau­tex, may (a) be changed by the writ­ten agree­ment of the Par­ties, (b) unless stat­ed to be non-can­cellable on the face of the Sales Order, be ter­mi­nat­ed in whole or in part by Bau­tex at any time pri­or to Bautex’s deliv­ery of the goods or per­for­mance of the ser­vices, and © not be revoked by Buy­er unless Bau­tex agrees in writ­ing to can­cel that Sales Order.
  3. Deliv­ery; Per­for­mance; Title Trans­fer; Risk of Loss. All sales of goods are F.O.B. man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty (“Deliv­ery Point”). Unless oth­er­wise agreed, Bau­tex will select the freight car­ri­er and arrange for ship­ping. Title and risk of loss shall pass to Buy­er as soon as the goods are in the pos­ses­sion of the freight car­ri­er. Bau­tex shall act on Buyer’s behalf in putting the goods in the pos­ses­sion of the freight car­ri­er, but with­out respon­si­bil­i­ty on Bautex’s part for ship­ment or deliv­ery. Use of a deliv­ered price” does not change these terms. Unless the pur­chase price is express­ly stat­ed on Sales Order to be a deliv­ered price,” the pur­chase price of the goods does not include any fees or costs relat­ed to han­dling, pack­ag­ing, crat­ing, label­ing, stor­age, export, and oth­er deliv­ery expens­es, and Buy­er shall be sep­a­rate­ly liable for all such fees and costs. If the pur­chase price is stat­ed to be a deliv­ered price,” then Buy­er acknowl­edges that the stat­ed pur­chase price was deter­mined by Bau­tex based on the quan­ti­ty of the goods ordered, the deliv­ery loca­tion, the deliv­ery date, and oth­er fac­tors; that any extra­or­di­nary increase in fuel cost may be added as a sur­charge; and that any agreed-upon change to Buyer’s order will result in a new deter­mi­na­tion of the deliv­ered price” by Bau­tex. How­ev­er, Buy­er may review Bautex’s new deliv­ered price before com­mit­ting to any change in Buyer’s order.
  4. Inspec­tion and Rejec­tion of Non­con­form­ing goods. Upon deliv­ery of the goods, Buy­er shall inspect the goods with­in five (5) busi­ness days of receipt of the goods (“Inspec­tion Peri­od”). Buy­er will be deemed to have accept­ed the goods after expi­ra­tion of the Inspec­tion Peri­od unless it noti­fies Bau­tex dur­ing the Inspec­tion Peri­od in writ­ing of any Non­con­form­ing Goods and fur­nish­es such writ­ten evi­dence or oth­er doc­u­men­ta­tion as required by Bau­tex. Non­con­form­ing Goods” means only the fol­low­ing: (i) prod­uct shipped is dif­fer­ent than iden­ti­fied in the Sales Order; or (ii) product’s label or pack­ag­ing incor­rect­ly iden­ti­fies its con­tents. If Buy­er noti­fies Bau­tex of any Non­con­form­ing Goods with­in the Inspec­tion Peri­od, Bau­tex shall, in its sole dis­cre­tion, (i) replace such Non­con­form­ing Goods with con­form­ing goods, or (ii) cred­it or refund the price for such Non­con­form­ing Goods, togeth­er with any rea­son­able ship­ping and han­dling expens­es incurred by Buy­er in con­nec­tion there­with. If Bau­tex exer­cis­es its option to replace the Non­con­form­ing Goods, Bau­tex shall ship to Buy­er the con­form­ing goods. Buy­er acknowl­edges and agrees that the reme­dies set forth in this Sec­tion 4 are Buyer’s exclu­sive reme­dies for the deliv­ery of Non­con­form­ing Goods. Except as pro­vid­ed under this Sec­tion 4, all sales of con­form­ing goods to Buy­er are final and Buy­er has no right to return con­form­ing goods to Bau­tex pur­chased under this Agreement.
  5. Non-Deliv­ery of goods. The quan­ti­ty of goods record­ed by Bau­tex on dis­patch from Bautex’s Deliv­ery Point is con­clu­sive evi­dence of the quan­ti­ty received by Buy­er upon deliv­ery, unless Buy­er can pro­vide con­clu­sive evi­dence prov­ing the con­trary with­in the des­ig­nat­ed Inspec­tion Peri­od. Bau­tex shall not be liable for non-deliv­ery of goods, delay in deliv­ery of goods, or any loss or dam­age that occurs to goods dur­ing tran­sit. Buyer’s sole rem­e­dy for claims or prob­lems relat­ed to ship­ment or deliv­ery shall be against the freight car­ri­er. Any delay, dam­age, loss, or non-deliv­ery shall not be grounds for Buy­er to ter­mi­nate its order. Bau­tex shall not be liable for any non-deliv­ery of goods unless Buy­er pro­vides writ­ten notice to Bau­tex of the non-deliv­ery with­in five (5) busi­ness days of the date when the goods would have been received in the ordi­nary course of busi­ness. Any lia­bil­i­ty of Bau­tex for non-deliv­ery of goods shall be lim­it­ed to, at Buyer’s dis­cre­tion, (i) deliv­er­ing the goods with­in a rea­son­able time, or (ii) adjust­ing the invoice respect­ing such goods to reflect the actu­al quan­ti­ty delivered.
  6. Invoic­es; Pay­ment Terms; Tax­es. Pay­ment for goods or ser­vices will be due pri­or to deliv­ery of the goods or per­for­mance of the ser­vices, unless Bau­tex has agreed to extend cred­it to Buy­er. To secure Buyer’s pay­ment of the pur­chase price and all oth­er amounts due to Bau­tex in con­nec­tion with such goods, Buy­er grants Bau­tex a secu­ri­ty inter­est in all goods deliv­ered to Buy­er and in any pro­ceeds from such goods. Bau­tex may at its option file financ­ing state­ments and oth­er instru­ments to per­fect this secu­ri­ty inter­est. Bau­tex may in its sole dis­cre­tion reeval­u­ate whether to extend cred­it to any buy­er, and may require pay­ment in advance for any order at any time. If Bau­tex has agreed with respect to a par­tic­u­lar order to extend cred­it, pay­ment will be due from Buy­er with­in the num­ber of days spec­i­fied on the face of the Sales Order (or if no num­ber of days is spec­i­fied, then with­in 30 days) after the ear­li­er of (a) deliv­ery of the goods or per­for­mance of the ser­vices, and (b) receipt of Bautex’s invoice. Buy­er shall report and pay all tax­es and assess­ments imposed on Bau­tex or Buy­er as a result of Bautex’s sale or Buyer’s pur­chase of goods or ser­vices, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to any applic­a­ble fed­er­al, state or local sales, use, val­ue-added, or excise tax­es or cus­toms duties (col­lect­ed­ly, Tax­es”), but exclud­ing the Texas fran­chise tax and the fed­er­al income tax. Bau­tex may but is not required by this Agree­ment to col­lect such Tax­es from Buy­er. If Buy­er or a sale is exempt from any Tax­es, Buy­er must pro­vide Bau­tex a valid exemp­tion cer­tifi­cate at the time the order is placed. Any amount due to Bau­tex from the sale of goods or ser­vices that is not paid when due shall accrue inter­est at the high­est rate allowed by applic­a­ble law, or 18% per year, whichev­er is low­er, and Buy­er shall be liable for Bautex’s rea­son­able costs incurred to col­lect any past-due amount, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to rea­son­able attorney’s fees and costs of arbitration.
  7. Return and Restock. If Buy­er asks to return pre­vi­ous­ly ordered goods and Bau­tex agrees to accept them, Buy­er shall pay the freight charge to deliv­er the returned goods to Bautex’s facil­i­ty, and shall pay Bau­tex 35% of the pur­chase price of those goods as a restock­ing fee. All returned goods must be in new con­di­tion when they arrive at Bautex’s dock. If any returned goods are not in new con­di­tion when they arrive, Buy­er shall remain liable for the full pur­chase price, as well as the return freight charge.
    1. All goods and ser­vices are sold pur­suant to the sep­a­rate Bau­tex Lim­it­ed War­ran­ty State­ment that express­ly applies to the goods or ser­vices pur­chased by Buy­er. The exclu­sive war­ran­ty applic­a­ble to Bautex’s goods and ser­vices are those that are express­ly stat­ed in a valid war­ran­ty state­ment duly issued by Bau­tex or a valid war­ran­ty state­ment includ­ed in the pack­ag­ing of the goods, as applic­a­ble to the war­ran­ty for each type of goods. Bau­tex does not war­rant fail­ure due to work­man­ship, improp­er use dur­ing instal­la­tion, abuse of the goods, or chem­i­cal incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty with oth­er mate­ri­als. Buy­er rep­re­sents to Bau­tex that Buy­er is rely­ing sole­ly upon its own judg­ment, and/​or upon the advice of Buyer’s reg­is­tered engi­neers and oth­er com­pe­tent pro­fes­sion­als, in select­ing Bautex’s goods or ser­vices and in installing or using those goods or services.
    2. Prod­ucts man­u­fac­tured by a third par­ty (“Third Par­ty Prod­uct”) may con­sti­tute, con­tain, be con­tained in, incor­po­rat­ed into, attached to or pack­aged togeth­er with, the goods. Third Par­ty Prod­ucts are not cov­ered by the lim­it­ed war­ran­ty in Sec­tion 8a. For the avoid­ance of doubt, the Third Par­ty Prod­ucts are sold ASIS”.
    4. Bau­tex shall not be liable for a breach of the lim­it­ed war­ran­ty set forth in Sec­tion 8a unless: (i) Buy­er gives writ­ten notice of the defect, rea­son­ably described, to Bau­tex with­in ten (10) days of the time when Buy­er dis­cov­ers or ought to have dis­cov­ered the defect; (ii) Bau­tex is giv­en a rea­son­able oppor­tu­ni­ty after receiv­ing the notice to exam­ine such goods or ser­vices, if applic­a­ble, and Buy­er (at the writ­ten request of Bau­tex) returns such goods to Bautex’s place of busi­ness for the exam­i­na­tion to take place there; and (iii) Bau­tex rea­son­ably ver­i­fies Buyer’s claim that the goods are defective.
    5. Bau­tex shall not be liable for a breach of the lim­it­ed war­ran­ty set forth in Sec­tion 8a if: (i) Buy­er makes any fur­ther use of such goods after giv­ing notice set forth in Sec­tion 8d; (ii) the defect aris­es because Buy­er failed to fol­low Bautex’s oral or writ­ten instruc­tions as to the stor­age, instal­la­tion, com­mis­sion­ing, use or main­te­nance of the goods; or (iii) or Buy­er alters or repairs such goods or ser­vices with­out the pri­or writ­ten con­sent of Bautex.
    6. Sub­ject to Sec­tion 8, Bau­tex shall, in its sole dis­cre­tion, either: (i) repair or replace such goods (or the defec­tive part) or (ii) cred­it or refund the price of such goods at the pro rata con­tract rate pro­vid­ed that, if Bau­tex so requests, Buy­er shall return such goods to Bau­tex at Bautex’s expense. The lim­it­ed war­ran­ty set forth in Sec­tion 8a does not cov­er any costs or expens­es asso­ci­at­ed with 1) the removal of the Bau­tex prod­uct, if already installed; 2) the removal or replace­ment of any mate­r­i­al, includ­ing the exte­ri­or or inte­ri­or façade in con­nec­tion with the test­ing, repair, removal or replace­ment of the Bau­tex prod­uct; 3) the cost to ship the replace­ment Bau­tex prod­uct; or 4) dam­ages or repairs of any kind or nature to the sub­ject build­ing, whether caused by removal or replace­ment of the Bau­tex prod­uct or oth­er mate­r­i­al, or otherwise.
    8. Buy­er may only trans­fer and assign a valid war­ran­ty state­ment issued as set forth in Sec­tion 8a to an End User. End User” means a final pur­chas­er that (i) has acquired a good for its own inter­nal use and ben­e­fit; (ii) has not acquired the goods for resale, remar­ket­ing, dis­tri­b­u­tion, or oth­er use; and (iii) is the own­er of one or a series of build­ings, con­struc­tions or oth­er struc­tures where goods are, have been, or will be used, incor­po­rat­ed or installed.
  11. Waiv­er; Ref­or­ma­tion; Sev­er­abil­i­ty; Assign­ment. Fail­ures to exer­cise any right, pow­er or rem­e­dy under this Agree­ment, or fail­ures to insist on the oth­er Party’s com­pli­ance with this Agree­ment, or cus­toms, prac­tices, or cours­es of deal­ing incon­sis­tent with this Agree­ment, will not waive or oth­er­wise prej­u­dice either Party’s rights under this Agree­ment. In case any pro­vi­sion in this Agree­ment shall be deter­mined invalid, ille­gal or unen­force­able, then such pro­vi­sion shall be reformed to be made legal or valid. If the pro­vi­sion can­not be made legal with­out best ful­fill­ing the intend­ed agree­ment, then the pro­vi­sion shall be delet­ed and the valid­i­ty, legal­i­ty and enforce­abil­i­ty of the remain­ing pro­vi­sion shall not in any way be affect­ed or impaired there­by. Buy­er may not assign its rights or oblig­a­tions under this con­tract, unless Buy­er first obtains Bautex’s writ­ten consent.
  12. Force Majeure: Bau­tex shall not be liable or respon­si­ble to Buy­er, nor deemed to have breached or default­ed this Agree­ment, for any fail­ure or delay in ful­fill­ing or per­form­ing any term of this Agree­ment when and to the extent that such fail­ure or delay is caused by or results from acts or sit­u­a­tions beyond the con­trol of the par­ties includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, acts of God, strikes, lock­outs, labor trou­bles, war, ter­ror­ism, inabil­i­ty to pro­cure mate­ri­als, restric­tive gov­ern­men­tal laws or reg­u­la­tions or oth­er cause with­out fault and beyond the con­trol of the par­ty oblig­at­ed, and such fail­ure or delay makes it imprac­ti­ca­ble or com­mer­cial­ly unrea­son­able for either par­ty to per­form under the Agree­ment; pro­vid­ed no force majeure shall apply to Buyer’s oblig­a­tion to pay in a time­ly man­ner for goods. If par­tial ful­fill­ment of the Sales Order is pos­si­ble or the Sales Order has already been par­tial­ly ful­filled at the time of the event, Bau­tex may elect to ter­mi­nate the remain­der of the Sales Order or ful­fill as much of the Sales Order as pos­si­ble at pro rata cost, at Bautex’s sole discretion.
  13. Mod­i­fi­ca­tion; Gov­ern­ing Law; Cumu­la­tive Reme­dies.No mod­i­fi­ca­tion, amend­ment, revi­sion, waiv­er or oth­er change to this Agree­ment shall be bind­ing on either Bau­tex or Buy­er unless agreed upon in writ­ing by both par­ties. Any oral or writ­ten rep­re­sen­ta­tion, war­ran­ty, course of deal­ing, or trade usage not spec­i­fied here­in shall not be bind­ing on either Bau­tex or Buy­er. The Laws of the State of Texas (exclud­ing any appli­ca­tion of its con­flicts of law prin­ci­ples), and any applic­a­ble Unit­ed States fed­er­al law, gov­ern the inter­pre­ta­tion and enforce­ment of this con­tract, and any dis­pute aris­ing from or relat­ing to this Agree­ment, or the rela­tion­ship between Bau­tex and Buy­er. Venue for all suits or arbi­tra­tion shall be in Bexar Coun­ty, Texas. All reme­dies set forth in this Agree­ment are cumu­la­tive, not exclu­sive, unless they are express­ly stat­ed to be exclu­sive remedies.

Last updat­ed March 312017