BTB Sales conditions
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE FOR BUSINESS CUSTOMERS
1. General Provisions.
(a) The terms and conditions set out below (the “General Terms and Conditions of Sale”) shall form part of all the agreements executed between the Seller and the Buyer for the supply of the Seller products (the “Products”).
(b) The General Terms and Conditions of Sale shall apply to all transaction executed between the Seller and the Buyer without any need of express reference thereto or agreement thereon at the conclusion of such transaction. Any dissenting terms and conditions shall only apply if confirmed in writing by the Seller.
(c) The Seller reserves the right to change, integrate or vary the General Terms and Conditions of Sale, by including such variations in the quotations or in any other written correspondence sent to the Buyer.
(d) Any reference made to trade terms (such as EXW, CIP, etc.) is deemed to be made to Incoterms published by the International Chamber of Commerce and current at the date of conclusion of this contract
(e) Buyer’s General Conditions of Purchase shall not apply to all transactions executed between the Seller and the Buyer.
2. Offers and Orders.
(a) Orders placed by the Buyer shall not be regarded as accepted before these have been confirmed by the Seller in writing. If the Seller should fail to confirm an agreement in writing which it has entered into verbally, the Seller’s invoice or the execution of the order by the Seller shall be regarded as confirmation.
(b) Orders and/or amendments of orders placed verbally or by telephone, must be confirmed in writing by the Buyer. Otherwise the Seller does not accept any responsibility for errors or consequent misunderstandings.
3. Prices and Terms of Payment.
(a) The prices of the Products shall exclude any statutory VAT which shall be payable at the date of delivery or pursuant specific provisions included in the invoice.
(b) Taxes, duties, shipping, insurance, installation, end user training, after sales service are not included in the prices unless separately quoted.
(c) In addition to other remedies permitted under the applicable law and these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, the Seller reserves the right to recover default interest on delayed payments starting from the due date, calculated at the official reference rate of the European Central Bank increased by 6 (six) basis points.
(d) If the Buyer fails to take payments in the time and manner specified by the Seller or the Buyer business shall be operated beyond the ordinary course of business or insolvency proceedings have been petitioned or opened, the Seller shall have the right to suspend or cancel, at its sole discretion, further delivery and to declare all its claims arising from the business relationship as immediately payable. Moreover the Seller may in such event request for anticipation on the payments or a warranty deposit.
(e) The Buyer shall have no right to make any compensation, retention or reduction unless the counterclaims have been conclusively determined by the court.
4. Terms of Delivery.
(a) Except as otherwise agreed, the supply of the goods will be Ex Works.
(b) Unless different agreement between the parties, the approximate delivery date is the one specified in the confirmation of order.
(c) The Seller reserves the right to reasonably delivery in instalments.
(d) Force majeure or other unforeseen incidents outside the Seller’s responsibility including, without limitation, strike, war, pandemic, act of God, lock out, acts of public authorities, subsequent cease of export or import opportunities shall, for their duration and in accordance with their impact, relieve the Seller from any liability for delayed delivery or failure of delivery and from the obligation to comply with any agreed time for delivery.
(e) The Seller is not obliged to accept the Products returns, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Any costs arising thereof shall be at the expense of the Buyer.
5. Duty to Inspection and Acceptance of Products.
(a)Upon taking possession of the Products, the Buyer shall immediately:
(i) check quantities and packaging of the Products and record any objections on the delivery documents;
(ii) conduct a conformity check on the Products compared to the data indicated in the confirmation of order and record any visible defect on the delivery documents.
(b) In case of a notice of defect the Buyer shall comply with the following procedures and deadline:
(i) the notification shall be made by no later than 10 (ten) working days from the taking possession of the Products by the Buyer. In the event of an objection to a defect which, despite a first inspection has remained undiscovered, the objection must be raised within the early of the expiry of the working day on which the defect has been discovered but in any event by no later than 2 (two) weeks after takeover of the Products;
(ii)the detailed notice above mentioned shall be delivered in written form to the Seller within the deadlines. Any notice by telephone conversation shall not be accepted;
(iii) the notice must clearly specify the kind and amount of the alleged defect;
(iv) the Buyer agrees to make available for inspection the objected Products; such inspection shall be done by the Seller or by any expert designated by the Seller.
(c) No objections with regard to the quantities, quality, type, and packaging of the Products shall be possible unless a note has been placed on the delivery documents in accordance with the above-mentioned procedure.
(d) Any Product to which no objection has been raised in accordance with the procedures and deadlines set out above shall be regarded as approved and accepted by the Buyer.
6. Terms of Warranty.
(a) The Seller hereby represents and warrants that the Products shall be free from defect and shall comply with the technical specifications provided in Seller’s website “https://www.a-prandi.it” or in Seller’s catalogue.
(b) The warranty shall be valid only on the products used in suitable environment and for suitable applications in appliance with technical specifications forwarded by the Seller; every improper use of the products is forbidden
(c) The warranty shall not be valid if the defect or not conformity will prove to be depending on not correct on not suitable utilization of the product. Any change or replacement of product parts, which has not been authorized by the Seller releases the manufacturer from any civil or penal liabilities, and makes the warranty unvalid. The warranty does not cover the normal products parts subject to consumption.
(d) The Seller undertakes to remedy any defects, lack of quality or non-conformity of the Products for which he is liable, occurring within 6 (six) months from delivery of the Products, provided such defects have been timely notified in accordance with art. 5. The Seller will have the choice between repairing or replacing the Products which have shown to be defective. The Products repaired or replaced under the warranty will be submitted to the same guarantee for a period of six months starting from the date of repair or replacement.
(e) The Seller does not warrant that the Products conform to special specifications or technical features or that they are suitable for particular usages except to the extent such characteristics have been expressly agreed upon in the Contract or in documents referred to for that purpose in the Contract.
(f) Except in case of fraud or gross negligence of the Seller, the Seller's only obligation in case of defects, lack of quality or non- conformity of the Products will be that of replacing the defective Products. It is agreed that the above-mentioned guarantee (i.e.: the obligation to replace the Products) is in lieu of any other legal guarantee or liability with the exclusion of (any other Seller's liability (whether contractual or non-contractual) which may anyhow arise out of or in relation with the Products supplied (e.g. compensation of damages, loss of profit, recall campaigns, etc.).
7. Limitation of Liability
(a) Unless in case of justified objection which shall have been raised in accordance with the procedure and deadlines set forth in paragraph 5 above, the Buyer shall not be entitled to any further rights or remedies. In particular, the Seller shall not be responsible for any compensation based on breach of contract or default, for any direct or indirect damage or loss of profit due to the use, the inability to use, or the incorporation of the Products in other products, unless under warranties granted in paragraph 6 or in cases of willful misconduct or gross negligence on the Seller’s part.
(b) The Seller shall do its best endeavors to deliver the Products within the time agreed (if any), but it shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind whatsoever caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the completion of the contract or delivery of the Products.
(c) Catalogues, price lists or other advertising material of the seller are only an indication of the type of Products and no prices or other information contained herein shall be binding for the Seller. The Seller does not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions contained in its price lists or promotional material.
(d) The Seller may make any change to the Products which, without altering their essential features, appear to be necessary or suitable.
8. Controversy right.
If the Buyer intends to notify any not correspondence or appropriateness of one of the Products delivered from the Seller, it is obliged to give written notice as specified in the paragraph” Duty to Inspection and Acceptance of Products.”; otherwise, this Products is to be considered accepted in its entirety.
9. Retention of Title.
(a) The Product supplied shall remain in the property of the Seller until the date of the full payment by the Buyer of the entire price of the Products and of all amounts due to the Seller.
10. Intellectual Property
a) The Buyer expressly recognizes that trademarks, commercial names or other distinctive marks on the goods are in the exclusive property of the PRANDI & C.SRL and will not be altered, changed, removed or cancelled in any manner. The Buyer has the limited right to use trademarks, commercial names or other distinctive marks, as well as other industrial exclusive right or Know how (productive or commercial) associated with the goods - which nonetheless remain in the exclusive property of PRANDI & C.SRL - to the limited purpose of the resale of the goods to the final consumer.
Any other utilization of the PRANDI & C.SRL Intellectual Property by the Buyer, if not expressly granted by PRANDI & C.SRL in writing, will be considered an infringement of the exclusive rights of PRANDI & C.SRL, and a breach of contract, and will be therefore prosecuted.
b) The documents, drawings, data and information (both in written papers and on electronic support) which should be delivered to the Buyer, remain exclusive property of PRANDI & C.SRL and constitute a support for a better representation of the product and are significant of the general performances of the product itself.
The Buyer engages itself not to reproduce them, neither to disclose them to a third party, and he engages himself to undertake the proper precaution towards staff in order to grant the above protection.
11. Data Protection Law.
(a) The personal data of the Buyer shall be processed in accordance with European Regulation 679/2016 – articles 13 and 14 (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Italian data protection law (Legislative Decree 196/2003). The Seller informs the Buyer that the Seller is the data controller and that the Buyer’s personal data shall be collected and processed for the only purpose of the performance of this agreement. Pursuant article 7 of the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003, the Buyer has the right to ask to the Seller the updating, amendment, integration, writing off and transformation in anonymous form of its data.
12. Applicable Law.
(a) In case of the Buyer is a subject having Italian nationality, the present General Terms and Conditions of Sale and all the agreements executed between the Seller and the Buyer shall be governed by Italian laws.
(b) On the contrary, in case of the Buyer is a subject having a nationality different from the Italian one, the present General Terms and Conditions of Sale and all the agreements executed between the Seller and the Buyer shall be governed by the United Nations Convention of Vienna of 1980 on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
(a) Any dispute arising between the parties in connection with the interpretation, validity or performance of the present General Terms and Conditions of Sale and of all the relevant agreements, shall be of the exclusive competence of the referred to the Court of Lecco (Italy).
b) It is agreed between parties that the Seller, at its own discretion, may have the faculty to waive the exclusive jurisdiction set forth in paragraph (a) to bring an action against the Buyer in its domicile and before any court of competent jurisdiction.
14. Final Provisions.
The total or partial invalidity of any provision of the present General Terms and Conditions of Sale shall not affect the validity of the other provisions.
(b) The present General Terms and Conditions of Sale have been drafted in both Italian and English languages. In case of problems of interpretation the Italian version shall prevail.
Read, confirmed and signed
Pursuant to articles 1341 e 1342 of the Italian Civil Code the Buyer hereby specifically accepts the following provisions: Art. 1 (b) – Applicability of the General Terms and Conditions of Sale to all the transactions; Art. 3 (d) – Non payment in the terms and opening of insolvency proceedings; Art. 3 (e) – No right to make compensations, retentions or reductions; Art. 4 – Terms of delivery; Art. 5 – Duty to inspection and acceptance of products; Art. 7 – Limitation of liability; Art. 9 – Retention of title; Art. 12 – Applicable Law; Art. 13 – Jurisdiction; Art. 14 – Final Provisions.