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general terms and conditions
general terms and conditions

general terms and conditions



 1. These General Conditions shall apply when the parties agree in Writting or otherwise thereto. Any modifications of or deviations from them must be agreed in Writting.


 2.  In these General Conditions the following terms shall have the meanings hereunder assigned to them :
  • « Contract » : the agreement in Writting between the parties concerning supply of the  Product and all appendices, including agreed amendments and additions in Writting to the said documents,
  •  « Gross Negligence » : an act or omission implying either a failure to pay due regard to serious consequences, which a conscientious contracting party would normally foresee as likely to ensue, or a deliberate disregard of the consequences of such an act or omission,
  • « In writting » : communication by document signed by both parties or by letter, fax, electronic mail and by such other means as are agreed by the parties.
  • « the Product » : the object(s) to be supplied under the Contract, including software and documentation.

3. All information and data contained in general product documentation and price lists shall be binding only to the extent that they are by reference In Writting expressly included in the Contract.

 4. All drawings and technical documents relating to the Product or its manufacture submitted by one party to the other, prior or subsequent to the formation of the Contract, shall remain the property of the submitting party. rawings, technical documents or other technical information received by one party shall not, without the consent of the other party, be used for any other purpose than that for which they were provided. They may not, without the consent of the submitting party, otherwise be used or copied, reproduced, transmitted or communicated to a third party.

 5. The Supplier shall, not later than at the date of delivery, provide free of charge information and drawings which are necessary to permit to the Purchaser to install, commission, operate and maintain the Product. Such information and drawings shall be supplied in the number of copies agreed upon or at least one copy of each. The Supplier shall not be obliged to provide manufacturing drawings for the Product or for spare parts.


6. Acceptance tests provided for in the Contract, shall, unless otherwise agreed, be carried out at the place of manufacture during normal working hours. If the Contract does not specify the technical requirements, the tests shall be carried out in accordance with general practice in the appropriate branch of industry concerned in the country of manufacture.

 7. The Supplier shall notify the Purchaser In Writting of the acceptance tests in sufficient time to permit the Purchaser to be represented at the tests. If the Purchaser is not represented, the test report shall be sent to the Purchaser and shall be accepted as accurate.

 8. If the acceptance tests show the Product not to be in accordance with the Contract, the Supplier shall without delay remedy any deficiencies in order to ensure that the Product complies with the Contract. New tests shall then be carried out at the Purchaser’s request, unless the deficiency was insignificant.

 9. The Supplier shall bear all costs for acceptance tests carried out at the place of manufacture. The Purchaser shall however bear all travelling and living expenses for his representatives in connection with such tests.

 10. Any agreed trade terms shall be construed in accordance with the INCOTERMS® in force at the formation of the Contract. If no trade term has been specifically agreed, the delivery shall be Ex-Works (EXW) – departure from the Supplier’s manufactory. If, in the case of delivery Ex-Works, the Supplier, at the request of the Purchaser, undertakes to send the Product to its destination, the risk will pass not later than when the Product is handed over to the first carrier.
Partial delivery shall not be permitted, unless otherwise agreed.

11. If the parties, instead of specifying the date for delivery, have specified a period of time within which delivery shall take place, such period shall start to run as soon as the Contract is entered into and all agreed preconditions to be fulfilled by the Purchaser have been satisfied, such as official formalities, payments due to the formation of the Contract and securities.

12. If the Supplier anticipates that he will not be able to deliver the Product at the time for delivery, he shall forthwith notify the Purchaser there of In Writting stating the reason, and if possible, the time when delivery can be expected.