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Last Updated June 18, 2021

Aerotech, Inc. and Subsidiaries Purchase Order Terms and Conditions

1. Applicability

  1. This purchase order is an offer by Aerotech, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries (“Buyer”) for the purchase of the goods specified on the face of this purchase order (the “Goods”) from the party to whom the purchase order is addressed (“Seller”) in accordance with and subject to these terms and conditions (the “Terms”; together with the terms and conditions on the face of the purchase order, the “Order”). The Order, together with any documents incorporated in the Order by reference, constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the parties with respect to the Order, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings, agreements, negotiations, representations and warranties, and communications, both written and oral, with respect to the subject matter of the Order. The Order expressly limits Seller’s acceptance to the terms of the Order. These Terms prevail over any terms or conditions contained in any other documentation and expressly exclude any of Seller’s general terms and conditions of sale or any other document issued by Seller in connection with this Order.
  2. Buyer is not obligated to any minimum purchase or future purchase obligations under this Order.

2. Acceptance

This Order is not binding on Buyer until Seller accepts the Order in writing or starts to perform in accordance with the Order. Buyer may withdraw the Order at any time before it is accepted by Seller.

3. Price

The price of the Goods is the price stated in the Order (the “Price”). If no price is included in the Order, the Price shall be the lesser of the price last quoted and the prevailing market price. The Price includes all charges for Seller’s packaging, crating, storage, and for transportations to the FOB shipping point. No increase in the Price is effective, whether due to increased material, labor, or transportation costs or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Buyer.

4. Delivery Date

Seller shall deliver the Goods in the quantities and on the date(s) specified in this Order or as otherwise agreed in writing by the parties (the “Delivery Date”). Timely delivery of the Goods is of the essence. If Seller fails to deliver the Goods in full on the Delivery Date, Buyer may terminate the Order immediately by providing written notice to Seller and Seller shall indemnify Buyer against any losses, claims, damages, and reasonable costs and expenses directly attributable to Seller’s failure to deliver the Goods on the Delivery Date. Buyer has the right to return any Goods delivered more than ten (10) days prior to the Delivery Date at Seller’s expense and Seller shall redeliver such Goods on the Delivery Date.

5. Quantity

If Seller delivers more or less than the quantity of Goods ordered, Buyer may reject all or any excess Goods. Any such rejected Goods shall be returned to Seller at Seller’s risk and expense. If Buyer does not reject the Goods and instead accepts the delivery of Goods at the increased or reduced quantity, the Price for the Goods shall be adjusted on a pro-rata basis.

6. Shipping Terms

  1. All Goods shall be delivered to the address specified in this Order (the “Delivery Location”) during Buyer’s normal business hours or as otherwise instructed by Buyer. Delivery shall be made in accordance with the terms on the face of this Order. FOB shipping point shall be as negotiated or as shown herein on the Order. If no method of transportation or carrier is shown on the Order, Seller shall ship the Goods at the lowest possible transportation rates, consistent with Seller’s obligation to provide timely delivery of the Goods.
  2. Seller shall provide Buyer all shipping documents, including the commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill/bill of lading, and any other documents necessary to release the Goods to Buyer after Seller delivers the Goods to the transportation carrier. The Order number must appear on all shipping documents, shipping labels, bills of lading, air waybills, invoices, correspondence, and any other documents pertaining to the Order.
  3. Seller shall not bill Buyer premium freight charges nor insurance charges for the transportation of the Goods, unless authorized by Buyer. When freight charges are borne by Seller, Seller shall ship the Goods prepaid. When freight charges are borne by Buyer, Seller shall ship the Goods collect using Buyer’s account number.

7. Title and Risk of Loss

Title passes to Buyer upon delivery of the Goods to the Delivery Location. Seller bears all risk of loss or damage to the Goods until delivery of the Goods to the Delivery Location.

8. Packaging

All goods shall be packed for shipment according to Buyer’s instructions or, if there are no instructions, in a manner sufficient to ensure that the Goods are delivered in undamaged condition. Seller must provide Buyer prior written notice if it requires Buyer to return any packaging material. Any return of such packaging material shall be made at Seller’s expense.

9. Inspection and Rejection of Nonconforming Goods

The Buyer has the right to inspect the Goods on or after the Delivery Date. Buyer, at its sole option, may inspect all or a sample of the Goods, and may reject all or any portion of the Goods if it determines the Goods are nonconforming or defective. If Buyer rejects any portion of the Goods, Buyer has the right, effective upon written notice to Seller, to: (a) rescind the Order in its entirety; (b) accept the Goods at a reasonably reduced price; or (c) reject the Goods and require replacement of the rejected Goods. If Buyer requires replacement of the Goods, Seller shall, at its expense, promptly replace the nonconforming Goods and pay for all related expenses, including, but not limited to, transportation charges for the return of the defective goods and the delivery of replacement Goods. If Seller fails to timely deliver replacement Goods, Buyer may replace them with goods from a third party and charge Seller the cost thereof and terminate this Order for cause pursuant to Section 17. Any inspection or other action by Buyer under this Section shall not reduce or otherwise affect Seller’s obligations under the Order, and Buyer shall have the right to conduct further inspections after Seller has carried out its remedial actions.

10. Payment Terms

Seller shall issue an invoice to Buyer on or any time after the completion of delivery and only in accordance with the Terms. Buyer shall pay all properly invoiced amounts due to Seller within agreed upon terms after Buyer’s receipt of such invoice, except for any amounts disputed by Buyer in good faith.

11. Setoff

Without prejudice to any other right or remedy it may have, Buyer reserves the right to set off at any time any amount owing to it by Seller against any amount payable by Buyer to Seller under the Order.

12. Warranties

Seller warrants to Buyer that all Goods will: (a) be free from any defects in workmanship, material, and design; (b) conform to applicable specifications, drawings, designs, samples, and other requirements specified by Buyer; (c) be fit for their intended purpose and operate as intended; (d) be merchantable; (e) be free and clear of all liens, security interests or other encumbrances; and (f) not infringe or misappropriate any third party’s patent or other intellectual property rights. These warranties survive any delivery, inspection, acceptance, or payment of or for the Goods by Buyer. These warranties are cumulative and in addition to any other warranty provided by law or equity. Any applicable statute of limitations runs from the date of Buyer’s discovery of the noncompliance of the Goods with the foregoing warranties.

13. Gifts

Seller shall not accept nor provide gratuities of any kind from or to any employee of Buyer in connection with the Order. Any such offering shall be construed as an attempt by Seller to improperly influence business relationships.

14. Indemnification

Seller shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Buyer and Buyer’s subsidiaries, affiliates, successors or assigns and their respective directors, officers, shareholders and employees and Buyer’s customers (collectively, “Indemnitees”) against any and all loss, injury, death, damage, liability, claim, deficiency, action, judgment, interest, award, penalty, fine, cost or expense, including reasonable attorney and professional fees and costs, and the cost of enforcing any right to indemnification hereunder and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers (collectively, “Losses”) arising out of or occurring in connection with (i) the products purchased from Seller; (ii) Seller’s negligence, willful misconduct, or breach of the Terms, or (iii) any claim that Buyer’s or Indemnitee’s use or possession of the Goods infringes or misappropriates the patent, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any third party. Seller shall not enter into any settlement without Buyer’s or Indemnitee’s prior written consent.

15. Insurance

During the term of the Order, Seller shall, at its own expense, maintain and carry insurance in full force and effect which includes, but is not limited to, commercial general liability (including product liability) and workers’ compensation, with financially sound and reputable insurers. Upon Buyer’s request, Seller shall provide Buyer with a certificate of insurance from Seller’s insurer evidencing the insurance coverage specified in this Order.

16. Compliance With Law

  1. Seller is in compliance with and shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances, including the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, and Executive Order 11246. Seller has and shall maintain in effect all the licenses, permissions, authorizations, consents and permits that it needs to carry out its obligations under the Order. Seller shall comply with all export and import laws of all countries involved in the sale of Goods under this Order. Seller assumes all responsibility for shipments of Goods requiring any government import clearance. Buyer may terminate this Order if any government authority imposes antidumping duties, countervailing duties or any retaliatory duties on the Goods.
  2. Conflict Minerals. The Seller warrants that, to its knowledge after reasonable inquiry, no Conflict Mineral (cassiterite (also known as tin), columbite-tantalite (also known as tantalum), wolframite (also known as tungsten) and gold or their derivatives) contained in any Product supplied under this Purchase Order/Supply Agreement originated from any Covered Country ( the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia), unless the Conflict Mineral was processed by a facility listed as compliant pursuant to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition-Global e-Sustainability Initiative Conflict-Free Smelter Program. The Seller commits to have in place supply chain policies and processes to undertake: (1) a reasonable inquiry into the country of origin of Conflict Minerals incorporated into Products it provides to the Buyer; (2) due diligence of its supply chain, as necessary, to determine if Conflict Minerals are sourced from the Covered Countries directly or indirectly; (3) the conduct of any risk assessment and mitigation actions necessary to implement these country of origin inquiry and due diligence procedures, providing to the Buyer upon request, the results on the industry standard Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (“CMRT”); and, (4) timely disclosure to the Buyer regarding Conflict Minerals, using the CMRT, on all its Purchase Orders/Subcontracts for products containing Conflict Minerals.
  3. RoHS and REACH. The Seller hereby confirms it has reviewed and is familiar with the requirements of a) Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union ("EU") on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), b) EU legislation No. 1907/2006 (“REACH”), and c) California Proposition 65, all concerning chemicals dangerous to human health and the environment, and that Products to be supplied to the Buyer will be in accordance with RoHS, REACH, and California Proposition 65.
  4. Human Trafficking and Slavery. The Seller will at all times comply with and the Seller hereby represents that it does comply with all applicable United Nations and national laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, orders, and other requirements, regarding child labor, slavery and/or human trafficking.

17. Termination

Buyer may terminate this Order, in whole or in part, at any time with or without cause for undelivered Goods on ten (10) days’ prior written notice to Seller. In addition to any remedies that may be provided under these Terms, Buyer may terminate this Order with immediate effect upon written notice to the Seller, either before or after the acceptance of the Goods, if Seller has not performed or complied with any of these Terms, in whole or in part. If the Seller becomes insolvent, files a petition for bankruptcy or commences or has commenced against it proceedings relating to bankruptcy, receivership, reorganization or assignment for the benefit of creditors, then the Buyer may terminate this Order upon written notice to Seller. If Buyer terminates the Order for any reason, Seller’s sole and exclusive remedy is payment for the Goods received and accepted by Buyer prior to the termination.

18. Confidential Information

All non-public, confidential or proprietary information of the Buyer, including, but not limited to, specifications, samples, patterns, designs, plans, drawings, documents, data, business operations, customer lists, pricing, discounts or rebates, disclosed by Buyer to Seller, whether disclosed orally or disclosed or accessed in written, electronic or other form or media, and whether or not marked, designated or otherwise identified as “confidential,” in connection with the Order is confidential, solely for the use of performing the Order and may not be disclosed or copied unless authorized by Buyer in writing. Upon Buyer’s request, Seller shall promptly return all documents and other materials received from Buyer. Buyer shall be entitled to injunctive relief for any violation of this Section. This Section shall not apply to information that is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known to the Seller at the time of disclosure; or (c) rightfully obtained by the Seller on a non-confidential basis from a third party.

19. Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this Order shall exclude or limit (a) Seller’s liability under Sections 12, 14, and 18 hereof, or (b) Seller’s liability for fraud, personal injury or death caused by its negligence or willful misconduct.

20. Waiver

No waiver by any party of any of the provisions of the Order shall be effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by the party so waiving. Except as otherwise set forth in the Order, no failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any rights, remedy, power or privilege arising from the Order shall operate or be construed as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.

21. Force Majeure

No party shall be liable or responsible to the other party, nor be deemed to have defaulted under or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement, when and to the extent such party’s (the “Impacted Party”) failure or delay is caused by or results from the following force majeure events (“Force Majeure Event(s)”): (a) acts of God; (b) flood, fire, earthquake, or explosion; (c) war, invasion, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot or other civil unrest; (d) government order, law, or action; (e) embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the date of this Agreement; (f) national or regional emergency; (g) strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances; (h) global or regional pandemics; and (i) shortage of adequate power or transportation facilities. The Impacted Party shall give notice within ten (10) days of the Force Majeure Event to the other party, stating the period of time the occurrence is expected to continue. The Impacted Party shall use diligent efforts to end the failure or delay and ensure the effects of such Force Majeure Event are minimized. The Impacted Party shall resume the performance of its obligations as soon as reasonably practicable after the removal of the cause, or this Order may be terminated with cause pursuant to Section 17.

22. Assignment

Seller shall not assign, transfer, delegate or subcontract any of its rights or obligations under the Order without the prior written consent of Buyer. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section shall be null and void. No assignment or delegation shall relieve the Seller of any of its obligations hereunder.

23. No Third-Party Beneficiaries

This Order is for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person or entity any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of these Terms.

24. Governing Law

All matters arising out of or relating to this Order shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of Pennsylvania without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of Pennsylvania.

25. Submission to Jirisdiction

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Order shall be instituted in the federal courts of the United States of America or the courts of Pennsylvania in each case located in the County of Allegheny, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding.

26. Notices

All notices, request, consents, claims, demands, waivers and other communications hereunder (each, a “Notice”) shall be in writing and addressed to the parties at the addresses set forth on the face of this Order or to such other address that may be designated by the receiving party in writing. All Notices shall be delivered by personal delivery, nationally recognized overnight courier (with all fees pre-paid), facsimile (with confirmation of transmission) or certified or registered mail (in each case, return receipt requested, postage prepaid). Except as otherwise provided in this Order, a Notice is effective only (a) upon receipt of the receiving party, and (b) if the party giving the Notice has complied with the requirements of this Section.

27. Severability

If any term or provision of this Order is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.

28. Survival

Provisions of this Order which by their nature should apply beyond their terms will remain in force after any termination or expiration of this Order including, but not limited to, the following provisions: Setoff, Warranties, Indemnification, Insurance, Compliance with Laws, Confidentiality, Governing Law, Submission to Jurisdiction, and Survival.

29. Amendment and Modification

No change to this Order is binding upon Buyer unless it is in writing, specifically states that it amends this Order, and is signed by an authorized representative of Buyer.

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