These General Sales and Delivery Terms and Conditions (hereinafter also referred to as “General Terms and Conditions” form the exclusive basis for all business transactions with the WEY Group (hereinafter also referred to as the “Supplier”). In the case of conflict between these General Conditions and other contractual documents (such as purchase and maintenance contracts or an order form), the other contract documents take precedence over the General Conditions.
Any other general terms and conditions of the contractual partner (hereinafter also referred to as the “Customer”) are not part of the agreements between the Customer and the Supplier unless they have been exceptionally and expressly recognized by the Supplier in writing.
The offers of the Supplier are limited in time in accordance with the stipulations contained within them.
The offers are of a confidential nature and may only be made known to such persons who are entrusted with the handling of the offers. The Supplier shall retain all copyright and property rights for all drawings, drafts, circuit diagrams and cost estimates as well as all other legally protected and non-protected content. Upon request by the Supplier, the Customer is obliged to immediately return all documents provided within the framework of the offer to the Customer in the absence of the placement of corresponding orders.
2.1 All prices are, if not otherwise stated, in Swiss franc (CHF) ex warehouse of the Supplier, without VAT, packaging, shipping, transport, insurance and customs (EXW, ex works in accordance with the regulations of CIF Incoterms 2010).
2.2 In case of significant changes to the calculation basis relevant for price formation, in particular (but not only) in the case of currency fluctuations of more than 3% since the submission of the offer, the Supplier explicitly reserves the right to adjust the prices correspondingly for services not yet rendered, whereby the Customer shall be informed as quickly as possible.
2.3 The Supplier shall invoice the Customer for services rendered. Any complaints with respect to the invoice shall be directed in writing to the Supplier within 10 days of the date of invoice. From this date, the Customer recognizes that he owes the Supplier the amount stated in the invoice (debt recognition pursuant to Art. 82 Sub-section 1 SchKG.)
Invoice sums shall be due for payment within 30 days of the invoice date without deduction (in particular without the deduction of discounts, etc.). The payments shall be made to the account stated by the Supplier.
2.4 If the order placed with the Supplier exceeds the amount of CHF 100,000.00 (excluding VAT, packaging, shipping, transport, insurance and customs), the following payment terms apply: 30 % of the amount is due upon confirmation of receipt of the order, 30 % upon delivery, 30 % after installation and 10 % after acceptance. Invoice totals are due for payment within 30 days of the invoice date without deductions (in particular without early payment discounts, etc.)
2.5 If the Customer falls into arrears with payments according to the due dates, the Supplier is entitled, from the first day and without further reminders, to demand 5% interest on late payments. The supplier is also entitled to retain all services, goods and deliverables under this as well as any other contract with the customer in question. Further claims of the Supplier are expressly reserved. In particular, all court and out-of-court costs which arise from this agreement for the Supplier to assert its claims towards the Customer shall be charged to the Customer.
2.6 With regard to monetary claims of the Supplier vis-à-vis the Customer, the Customer can only charge the Supplier insofar as the charges are legally determined or expressly acknowledged in writing by the Supplier. The Supplier may invoice the Customer at any time.
The Customer shall conclude the necessary insurance at its own expense.
The Supplier shall make every effort to adhere to the agreed period of time for the provision of the deliverables, even in the event of non-foreseeable difficulties, although the Supplier shall explicitly not take any legal responsibility for this. This applies in particular for all cases of force majeure, delays due to sub-suppliers of the Supplier, official prohibitions of imports or exports, strikes, etc.
5.1 The Supplier shall bear the risk of the delivery goods up to the orderly provision for the customer (normally at the warehouse of the Supplier, ex works). Upon provision of the delivery goods for the Customer, the risk of accidental loss shall be transferred to the Customer. In particular, the Customer bears the risks of the loading and transport of the delivery goods.
5.2 The delivery goods shall be examined by the Customer for any possible defects immediately after arrival at the Customer site. Dispatches with any transport damage are to be accepted with reservation and both the involved haulage company and the Supplier are to be notified immediately in writing.
5.3 Any further defects with regard to delivery goods (i.e. deviations from the expected target status) shall be reported in writing with a detailed description of the defect to the Supplier immediately, at the latest, however, within eight (8) calendar days after receipt by the Customer. The transmission risk is borne by the Customer. Defects which could have been identified by meticulous examination and have not been reported to the Supplier within the 8-day complaint period shall be regarded as having been approved.
5.4 Defects which could not be identified, even by meticulous examination, within the 8-day complaint period (so-called concealed defects), shall be reported to the Supplier after identification, in writing and with a detailed description of the defect.
5.5 The following warranty of the Supplier shall apply in the case of defects identified and reported in good time:
The Supplier undertakes to repair those elements of the delivery which are verifiably damaged or unusable as a result of erroneous design, use of poor materials or defective production. Instead of repair, the Supplier is also entitled to choose to provide equivalent replacements for damaged elements or take back the delivery and refund the payments made by the Customer. Insofar as no warranty period has been agreed in individual cases, the warranty period shall be one (1) year.
The warranty period shall commence upon provision of the delivery goods for shipping ex works. If the provision of the delivery goods is delayed by circumstances which are not the responsibility of the Customer, the warranty period shall commence later as appropriate.
5.6 The warranty shall always lapse prematurely if the Customer or third parties carry out any intervention, modification or repairs on the delivery goods without the previous written approval of the Supplier.
5.7 In general, the Supplier shall assume no liability for deliveries and services of sub-suppliers that are engaged by the Customer.
The Customer is entitled, however, to demand that the Supplier assigns the Customer all legal rights accruing from defects and guarantee claims towards such sub-suppliers from the Supplier’s agreement with sub-suppliers. If such an assignment is not possible (e.g. due to prohibition of assignment) or should such legal rights accruing from defects and guarantee claims not be executable for whatever reason, no claims shall result for the Customer against the Supplier, and in particular there is no liability on the part of the Supplier.
6.1 With the exception of the warranties stated and explicitly defined in Paragraph. 5.5, the Supplier expressly rules out any further warranties with regard to delivery goods supplied to the Customer. Furthermore, any further liability of the Supplier, regardless of legal grounds, to the extent permitted by the law is explicitly and entirely ruled out.
6.2 In no case shall there be claims for the compensation of goods due to damages which have not occurred to the delivery goods themselves (consequential damages, indirect damages, etc.). In particular, the Customer has no claim to compensation for indirect damages, such as, for example, loss of production, loss of use, loss of orders, non-realized savings, loss of profit, etc. There are no further claims for compensation on the part of the Customer.
6.3 Any liability of the Supplier for external personnel shall be fully excluded.
The title for all sold products shall remain with the Supplier until receipt of the full purchase price. The Supplier is entitled to enter the reservation of title in the corresponding register pursuant to Art. 715 ZGB.
Should one provision of these general terms and conditions be or become ineffective or non-executable, the validity of the other provisions shall not be affected. A legally valid regulation, which comes closest to the sense and purpose of the non-executable provision and is cost-efficient shall take its place. To fill any loopholes, that regulation shall be regarded as having been agreed upon which the parties would have made in accordance with the sense and purpose of the agreement, taking into consideration the interests of the parties if they had thought of the point.
Whenever written notices are required, email or facsimile shall be sufficient to fulfill the requirement. If one party uses email or facsimile, it shall bear the risk of receipt by the addressee. The relaxed requirements for written form shall not apply to amendments to these general terms and conditions or the main agreement. All agreements which effect an amendment or supplement to these general terms and conditions or the main agreement shall take place in writing. Verbal collateral agreements do not affect any amendments to these general terms and conditions or the main agreement.
All personal data provided by the Customer to the Supplier will be registered by the Supplier, collected and used for the purpose of the fulfillment of mutual rights and obligations arising from contract(s) executed between the parties and in accordance with the applicable data privacy laws. In the absence of other written agreements, this includes the use of data for marketing purposes of the Supplier, such as the name of the Customer, the company logo and other company-typical characteristics, in various media for the purpose of customer references.
These general terms and conditions and the main agreement are subject exclusively to Swiss law, excluding private international law and the UN Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, (CISG) of 11 April 1980.
The place of jurisdiction for both parties is at the registered business address of WEY Technology AG.