"Equipment" means any machinery, systems, or associated parts designed and manufactured or assembled by Esco at the Esco facility located in Bintan, Indonesia, Taicang, China, Pennsylvania, US, Barnsley, UK, and Lithuania, or at another Esco facility, or sourced elsewhere at Esco's discretion.
"Customer" includes, but not limited to, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, end-users, and any principal or agent of these customers.
1. Quotations and Acceptance
- Prices are quoted exclusive of applicable sales and use taxes, import duties, and/or other local taxes and fees which will be charged at the rates prevailing at the time of supply.
- No obligation shall be binding on Esco unless and until received and accepted by Esco in writing.
- Although Esco shall endeavor to supply equipment within the time specified, no liability can be accepted for delays in delivery due to any cause beyond Esco’s reasonable control, or for any other reason unless specifically agreed in writing. If work is delayed or interrupted by the Customer, the Customer shall pay Esco for all additional resulting charges.
- Esco reserves the right to make shipment in installments.
- Unless otherwise agreed, any discrepancy in or damage to the equipment must be notified to Esco in writing within thirty (30) days of shipment or dispatch, failing which, Esco accepts no liability for discrepancies in or damage to the equipment. Failure by the Customer to give such notice shall constitute unqualified acceptance and a waiver of all such claims by the Customer.
- The Customer shall be required to procure at its own expense any import licenses or related documentation required for the country of destination and any intermediate destination to which the equipment is to be dispatched or delivered. The Customer shall be responsible for any import duties.
- If Esco does not receive full payment of amounts due by the agreed payment dates, it reserves the right to charge interest at commercial rates on all amounts overdue.
Patents, Design Rights etc.
- Any know-how, technical information, drawings, specifications, or documents supplied in connection with this contract shall be kept confidential by the Customer and shall not be disclosed to any third party or used for any other purpose than for the purpose of this contract without the prior written consent of Esco, unless and until the same is or becomes public knowledge.
- Ownership is retained by Esco of any patent, trademark, copyright, industrial design, or other intellectual property rights in its equipment supplied under this contract and in any technical information, know-how, drawings, specifications, or any other documents supplied hereunder.
- Esco warrants that any component incorporated as part of the equipment and which is of Esco standard manufacture is free of third-party patent or any other intellectual property restrictions as and when supplied but Esco gives no other warranty against patent or other intellectual property infringement and no liability is accepted in respect thereof.
- If Esco supplies equipment with variations to meet the Customer's special requirements, or to the Customer's own specification, or if Esco processes the Customer's own equipment, goods or materials, no warranty is given, and the Customer shall accept full liability in respect of infringement of patents or other intellectual property rights and agrees to indemnify Esco against all claims, losses or costs arising therefrom.
- No warranty is given that any particular use of any equipment, or any technique employed therewith is free of patent or other intellectual property restrictions. Any advice given by Esco in relation thereto is given without liability on Esco's part.
- The trademarks and names of Esco and its associated companies shall not be used otherwise than as applied by Esco to equipment supplied under this Contract.
As far as reasonably practicable, Esco has ensured that its equipment has been so designed and constructed as to be safe and without risks to health when properly installed and used in accordance with Esco's operating instructions. The Customer is responsible for any risks to health or safety from Esco equipment in its possession or control and must ensure that persons who use, maintain, or otherwise handle equipment supplied by Esco receive adequate training and safety literature. Safety literature will be supplied by Esco free of charge and may be photocopied by the Customer as required.
Limited Warranty Period
- Esco products come with a limited warranty. The warranty period will vary depending on the product purchased, beginning on the date of shipment from any Esco international warehousing location.
- Esco's limited warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship. Esco's liability under this limited warranty shall be, at our option, to repair or replace any defective parts of the equipment, provided that these parts, if proven to the satisfaction of Esco, were defective at the time of being sold and that all defective parts shall be returned, properly identified with a Return Authorization.
- This limited warranty covers parts only, and not transportation / insurance charges. This limited warranty does not cover:
- Freight or installation (inside delivery handling) damage. If your product was damaged in transit, you must file a claim directly with the freight carrier;
- Products with missing or defaced serial numbers;
- Products for which Esco has not received payment;
- Problems that result from:
- External causes such as accident, abuse, misuse, problems with electrical power, improper operating environmental conditions;
- Servicing not authorized by Esco;
- Usage that is not in accordance with product instructions;
- Failure to follow the product instructions;
- Failure to perform preventive maintenance;
- Using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Esco;
- Damage by fire, floods, or acts of God;
- Customer modifications to the product.
- Consumables such as filters (HEPA, ULPA, carbon, pre-filters), gaskets / seals and fluorescent / UV bulbs.
- Factory-installed, customer-specified equipment or accessories are warranted only to the extent guaranteed by the original manufacturer. The customer agrees that in relation to these products purchased through Esco, our limited warranty shall not apply, and the original manufacturer's warranty shall be the sole warranty in respect of these products. The customer shall utilize that warranty for the support of such products and in any event does not hold Esco liable for such warranty support.
- Esco encourages all users to register their equipment online at https://www.escolifesciences.com/services/warranty-registration or complete the warranty registration form included with each product.
- ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED IN TIME TO THE TERM OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. ESCO DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LIABILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AGAINST YOU FOR DAMAGES, FOR PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR FOR LOST WORK. ESCO'S LIABILITY WILL BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A CLAIM. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT FOR WHICH ESCO IS RESPONSIBLE.
Limitation of Liability
- Esco's liability to the Customer, whether in negligence or otherwise, for direct physical damage arising out of or in connection with this Contract, shall be subject to an overall limit of the cost paid for the equipment that is the subject of a claim. Liability for the supply of services or the provision of technical advice for a fee is limited to the amount paid by the Customer.
- Nothing in these conditions shall restrict Esco's liability for personal injury or death caused by the gross negligence of Esco or its employees.
- Except as so provided, neither Esco nor its employees or agents shall have any liability whatsoever to the Customer for negligence or otherwise. Esco shall not be liable for any loss of profit, loss of market or any other indirect or consequential loss whatsoever.
Without prejudice to any other terms hereof, Esco shall not be liable for any failure to fulfill its obligations under this Contract if the carrying out of any obligation is hindered or prevented by any fortuitous event or circumstances beyond Esco's reasonable control or, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, acts of God, fire, flood, war, strike, lock-out or industrial dispute or failure of breakdown of plant, supplies, transport, or equipment. If the delivery of equipment or completion of any work should be delayed for more than six months, the Customer shall be entitled to cancel the Contract or the remainder thereof on payment of a reasonable sum for part performance but shall not be entitled to any other damages or compensation whatsoever.
The Customer may not cancel the Contract or any part thereof except by giving prior written notice which must be acknowledged by Esco also in writing. On cancellation, the Customer may be charged for all work done and materials provided up to the time of cancellation plus a charge for the overheads and loss of profit.
If the Customer commits any act of bankruptcy or, being a company, has a receiver appointed, or an administration order made against it, or goes into liquidation (except for the purpose of reconstruction or amalgamation), or commits any breach of any provision of this Contract, then all sums due hereunder shall immediately become due and payable and Esco may, notwithstanding any previous waiver, terminate this Contract forthwith by written notice, but without prejudice to any prior right of either party.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
The validity, interpretation, and performance of the Contract is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the place of Esco's registered office, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provision or rule, and specifically excludes the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the Contract shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the place of Esco's registered office.