General Terms and Conditions (GTC)

General Terms and Conditions (GTC)

TERMS OF SALE AND DELIVERY

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TERMS OF SALE AND DELIVERY
STÖBER Antriebstechnik GmbH + Co. KG

1. Scope of validity

1.1 These General Terms of Sale and Delivery shall only apply to entrepreneurs within the meaning of §14 BGB (German Civil Code).

1.2 STÖBER Antriebstechnik GmbH + Co. KG – hereinafter referred to as “the Supplier” – shall provide all its deliveries and services exclusively in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Sale and Delivery. The Supplier shall not recognize any conflicting or deviating terms and conditions of the Purchaser, unless the Supplier has expressly agreed to their validity.

2. Offer and order

2.1 The Supplier’s offers are subject to change and non-binding unless they are expressly designated as a binding offer.

2.2 The written order confirmation of the Supplier shall be decisive for the order. This order confirmation can also be made by sending an invoice. If the Purchaser has any objections to the content of the order confirmation, it must object to the order confirmation without delay. Otherwise, the contract shall be concluded in accordance with the order confirmation.

2.3 Oral agreements or agreements made by telephone shall only become part of the contract if they are confirmed in writing by the Supplier.

2.4 Drawings, illustrations, dimensions, weights and other performance data outside the offer and the order confirmation shall only be binding if this is agreed.

2.5 The Supplier reserves the property rights and copyrights to samples, cost estimates, drawings and similar documents, information of a physical and non-physical nature, including in electronic form; they may not be made accessible to third parties. The Supplier undertakes to make information and documents designated by the Purchaser as confidential available to third parties only with the Purchaser’s consent.

3. Machining, processing and assembly of sent-in parts

3.1 Parts sent in for processing and assembly shall be sent ex works to the Supplier and, if necessary, in good packaging, accompanied by a consignment note and delivery bill. A notice of dispatch to the Supplier shall be sent stating its order number.

3.2 The material or the technical condition of sent-in parts shall be stated. Pre-machined parts or parts ready for assembly are to be continually delivered with accurate dimensions and within the required tolerances. Parts to be reamed must not be completely machined and must have an allowance for re-turning.

3.3 If these conditions are not met, the Supplier may charge the costs for additional work as well as the replacement of prematurely worn or damaged tools or withdraw from the contract, in which case the Purchaser shall compensate the corresponding part of the contract price as well as the aforementioned additional costs. Tools and gauges that do not correspond to the normal range of the Supplier as well as special devices and models will be charged additionally. They remain property of the Supplier. Defective parts that have been pre-machined or made available for assembly may be reworked or returned at the Purchaser’s expense without further inquiry.

3.4 Waste material from the parts sent in for machining or processing shall become the property of the Supplier.

4.0 Prices and terms of payment

4.1 The prices stated in the order confirmation shall be decisive. They are ex works and do not include packaging, freight, postage, value assurance and VAT.

4.2 Transport insurance shall only be provided at the request and at the expense of the Purchaser. For packaging that is returned with freight paid and undamaged, half of the calculated price will be reimbursed.

4.3 Unless otherwise agreed, payments shall be made as follows:

a) Within 14 days from the invoice date with a 2% discount or 30 days net in the case of an ongoing business relationship.

b) In advance or when the goods are ready for shipment in the case of initial business relations and in the case of repairs. Assembly costs are payable upon receipt of the invoice. Partial deliveries will be charged immediately.

4.4 Insofar as cost increases that are unforeseeable for the Supplier occur after conclusion of the contract until execution of the order, e.g. due to increases in wage or material costs, the Supplier shall be entitled to adjust the prices within the scope of the changed circumstances and without charging any additional profit.

4.5 If it is agreed that a contract is canceled, the stipulated price shall be due and payable immediately after deduction of the direct costs for the partial work still to be performed by the Supplier until the ordered parts are fully completed.

5. Retention of ownership

5.1 The Supplier shall retain title to all goods delivered by it until all claims arising from previous contracts have been paid in full. Claims also include receivables from checks and bills of exchange as well as receivables from current invoices. If, in connection with the payment, liability is established for the Supplier under a bill of exchange, the retention of title shall not expire until the Supplier’s claim under the bill of exchange is excluded.

5.2 The Supplier taking back the delivery item shall not constitute a withdrawal from the contract, unless the Supplier has expressly declared this.

5.3 The Purchaser may neither sell nor pledge the delivery item nor assign it as security. In the event of seizure or confiscation or other dispositions by third parties, the Supplier shall be notified of this without delay.

5.4 The Purchaser shall be entitled to dispose of the delivery item in the ordinary course of business, subject to revocation permissible for good cause. In the event of resale, the Purchaser hereby assigns to the Supplier all claims arising from the resale, in particular claims for payment but also other claims in connection with the sale, in the amount of the final invoice amount (including VAT). This shall apply regardless of whether the delivery item has been resold without or after processing.

The Purchaser shall be entitled to collect the assigned claims in trust until revoked by the Supplier for good cause. For good cause, the Supplier shall be entitled to notify the third-party debtors of the assignment of the claim also on behalf of the Purchaser. Upon notification of the assignment to the third-party debtor, the Purchaser’s right to collect shall expire. In the event of revocation of the right to collect, the Supplier may demand that the Purchaser informs the Supplier of the assigned claims and their debtors, provides all information required for collection, hands over the relevant documents, and informs the debtors of the assignment.

5.5 Processing and transformation of the delivery item by the Purchaser shall always be carried out for the Supplier. The Supplier shall be regarded as the manufacturer within the meaning of §950 of the German Civil Code (BGB) without any further obligation. If the delivery item is processed with other items not belonging to the Supplier, the Supplier shall acquire co-ownership of the new item in the ratio of the value of the delivery item to the value of the other processed items at the time of processing. In all other respects, the same shall apply to the item created by processing as to the item delivered under reservation.

5.6 If the delivery item is mixed or blended with other items not belonging to the Supplier, the Supplier shall acquire co-ownership of the new item in the ratio of the final invoice amount of the delivery item to the value of the other mixed or blended items at the time of mixing or blending. If the mixing or blending is carried out in such a way that the Purchaser’s item is to be regarded as the main item, it shall be regarded as agreed that the Purchaser transfers co-ownership to the Supplier on a pro rata basis. The Purchaser shall keep the sole ownership or the co-ownership for the Supplier.

5.7 The Supplier undertakes to release the securities to which it is entitled at the request of the Purchaser at the Supplier’s discretion, to the extent that their realizable value exceeds the claims to be secured by more than 20%.

5.8 The application for the opening of insolvency proceedings shall entitle the Supplier to withdraw from the contract and to demand the immediate return of the delivery item.

6. Delivery

6.1 Delivery shall be made at the risk of the Purchaser even if, by way of exception, it has been agreed that the Supplier shall bear the freight costs. If the Supplier selects the mode of shipment, the route or the shipping person, it shall only be liable if it is guilty of gross negligence in making the relevant selection.

6.2 The delivery periods and dates stated by the Supplier are non-binding unless they have been agreed as binding. Even bindingly agreed dates are not fixed dates if they have not been expressly determined as such.

6.3 The delivery time results from the agreements of the contracting parties. Compliance with them by the Supplier presupposes that all commercial and technical questions between the contracting parties have been clarified and that the Purchaser has fulfilled all obligations incumbent upon it, such as providing the necessary official certificates or permits or making a down payment. If this is not the case, the delivery time shall be extended accordingly. This shall not apply if the Supplier is responsible for the delay.

6.4 The Supplier shall not be responsible for delays in delivery and performance due to force majeure and events unforeseeable by the Supplier, and for which the Supplier is not responsible and which make delivery or performance significantly more difficult or impossible, even in the case of bindingly agreed deadlines and dates, and even if the Supplier is in default of delivery. The delivery time shall be extended accordingly.

6.5 The Purchaser may withdraw from the contract or claim damages in lieu of performance only if it has previously granted the Supplier a reasonable grace period with the threat of refusal.

6.6 If shipment is delayed for reasons for which the Purchaser is responsible, the costs incurred due to storage shall be charged to the Purchaser for each month after notification of readiness for shipment. In the case of storage at the Supplier’s factory, this shall be at least 0.5% of the invoice amount attributable to the stored parts. The Supplier is also entitled to store the delivery item outside its factory.

6.7 If the Supplier is in default and the Purchaser incurs damage as a result, the Purchaser shall be entitled to demand a lump-sum compensation for default. It amounts to 0.5% for each full week of delay, but in total not more than

5% of the value of that part of the total delivery that cannot be used on time or in accordance with the contract as a result of the delay.

If the Purchaser grants the Supplier a reasonable period of time for performance, considering the statutory exceptions, and if the period of time is not observed, the Purchaser shall be entitled to rescind the contract within the scope of the statutory provisions.

7. Transfer of risk

The risk shall pass to the Purchaser at the latest upon dispatch of the delivery parts ex works, even if carriage paid delivery and assembly have been agreed. However, if pricing is agreed for which Incoterms 1990, including the supplements valid at the time of the conclusion of the contract, provide for a different regulation of the passing of risk, this deviating regulation shall apply.

If shipment is delayed due to circumstances for which the Supplier is not responsible, the risk shall pass to the Purchaser on the date of readiness for shipment.

Any discrepancies arising from the shipment must be reported to the Supplier in writing immediately after receipt of the goods.

Partial deliveries are permissible insofar as they are reasonable for the Purchaser.

8. Material damage

8.1 The Purchaser is obliged to inspect each delivery immediately upon acceptance or receipt and to notify the Supplier of any defects, in writing and without delay. Hidden defects must be notified in writing immediately after their discovery. Otherwise, the delivery shall be regarded as approved.

8.2 In the event of a defect for which the Supplier is responsible, the Supplier shall be entitled to remedy the defect or to deliver a defect-free item at its discretion within a reasonable period of time. If the Supplier refuses subsequent performance or if subsequent performance is impossible, fails or is unreasonable for the Purchaser, the Purchaser may, at its option, rescind the contract or demand a reduction of the purchase price.

8.3 The Purchaser’s claims for defects shall become time-barred as follows from the date of delivery or, if acceptance is required, from the date of acceptance:

• Variable speed gear units / variable speed geared motors: 12 months in multi-shift operation

• Power transmission gear units / asynchronous geared motors / asynchronous motors and accessories:

36 months in single-shift operation or 18 months in multi-shift operation

• Servo gear units / servo gear units with brake / two-speed gearboxes / rack and pinion drives / synchronous servo geared motors / synchronous servomotors and accessories:

24 months in single-shift operation and 12 months in multi-shift operation

• Electronic products: 24 months in single-shift operation and 12 months in multi-shift operation

• Goods purchased by the Supplier itself: 12 months

• Replacement parts or replacement products: 12 months

8.4 Excluded from the above limitation periods are the cases mentioned in 10.1, cases of §438 (1) 2. BGB (buildings and objects for buildings) as well as claims in supplier recourse in case of final delivery to a consumer. For these cases, the statutory limitation periods shall apply in each case.

8.5 No warranty shall be assumed in particular in the following cases: unsuitable or improper use after the transfer of risk, faulty assembly including faulty installation of motors as well as commissioning and use of substitute materials by the Purchaser or third parties, natural wear and tear, faulty or negligent handling, improper maintenance, non-compliance with the Supplier’s terms and conditions for remote maintenance, unsuitable equipment, unsuitable operating conditions, in particular in the case of chemical, electrochemical or electrical/electromagnetic influences as well as in the case of weather or natural influences or excessively high ambient temperatures – unless the Supplier is responsible for them.

8.6 If the Purchaser or a third party carries out improper repairs, the Supplier shall not be liable for the resulting consequences. The same applies to changes made to the delivery item without the prior consent of the Supplier.

8.7 Claims for damages arising from material defects shall be governed by Clause 10.

9. Defects of title

In the event that the delivery item infringes an industrial property right or copyright of a third party, the Supplier shall, at its discretion and at its expense, procure for the Purchaser the right to continue using the delivery item or modify the delivery item in a manner reasonable for the Purchaser in such a way that the infringement of the industrial property right no longer exists. If this is not possible under economically reasonable conditions or within a reasonable period of time, the Purchaser shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract. In addition, the Supplier shall indemnify the Purchaser against undisputed or legally established claims of the owners of the property rights concerned. Claims for damages arising from defects of title shall be governed by Clause 10.

10. Damages

10.1 The Supplier shall be liable without limitation

• in the event of intent or gross negligence,

• for fraudulently concealed defects,

• for injury to life, limb, or health,

• in accordance with the provisions of the Product Liability Act as well as

• in the case of defects for the absence of which it has accepted a guarantee.

10.2 The Supplier shall only be liable for simple negligence if it concerns the violation of essential contractual obligations that result from the nature of the contract or the violation of which endangers the achievement of the purpose of the contract. Even then, compensation for damages shall be limited to the foreseeable damage typical for the contract.

10.3 There shall be no further liability.

10.4 The above limitation of liability shall also apply to the personal liability of the Supplier’s employees, vicarious agents, bodies and representatives.

10.5 The provisions under 8.3 and 8.4 shall apply accordingly to the limitation period for claims for damages due to material defects.

10.6 The Supplier shall be free to raise the objection of contributory negligence. Contributory negligence shall exist in particular if the Supplier’s instructions, such as the terms and conditions for remote maintenance, are not observed.

11. Liability for defects during processing of sent-in parts

The Supplier shall not be liable for defects resulting from the behavior of the material during processing of parts sent in for cutting and heat treatment, grinding, etc. If sent-in parts become unusable due to material defects or other deficiencies during processing, the Supplier shall be reimbursed for the processing costs incurred. If workpieces become unusable due to circumstances for which the Supplier is responsible, the Supplier shall undertake the processing of similar replacement workpieces.

12. Call-off orders

Unless otherwise agreed, a period of 12 months from the date of the order confirmation shall be binding for both parties in the case of a call-off order. If the ordered quantity has not been accepted by the end of the 12 months, the Supplier shall grant a grace period of four weeks with prior notice. Unless otherwise agreed, the Purchaser shall be obliged to accept and pay for the parts not called off after expiry of the grace period. The Supplier shall also be entitled, after expiry of the grace period, to invoice the actual number of units purchased in accordance with its quantity discount scale, with subsequent debiting of the excessively granted discount.

13. Offsetting and retention

The Purchaser may only offset with an undisputed or legally established counterclaim. The Purchaser may only assert a right of retention if it is based on the same contractual relationship.

14. Ownership and copyright

All offer documents, drawings, cost estimates and the like shall remain the property of the Supplier and must be returned upon request. There shall be no right of retention for any reason whatsoever. The documents may not be made accessible to third parties.

15. Software usage

Insofar as software is included in the scope of delivery, the Purchaser shall be granted a non-exclusive right to use the delivered software, including its documentation. It is provided for use on the delivery item intended for this purpose. Use of the software on more than one system is prohibited.

The Purchaser may only reproduce, revise, translate or convert the software from the object code to the source code to the extent permitted by law (§§69 a ff. UrhG, German Copyright Act). The Purchaser undertakes not to remove manufacturer’s details, in particular copyright notices, or to change them without the Supplier’s prior express consent.

All other rights to the software and the documentation, including copies, shall remain with the Supplier or the software supplier. The granting of sublicenses is not permitted.

16. Supplies provided [Beistellung durch Kunden]; goods inspection

16.1 The Purchaser shall deliver the provided goods no later than 14 days before the confirmed delivery date. The article designation, quantity and order number of the order for which the goods are provided must be clearly recognizable so that a clear assignment to the respective order confirmation is possible. Goods provided without labeling will be returned to the sender.

16.2 Goods provided shall be inspected upon receipt only for external damage to the packaging, carton, and the goods themselves. Any damage detected will be reported to the Purchaser within 10 working days.

16.3 Goods provided, in particular engines, shall not be painted.

16.4 If damage occurs during production to the goods provided by the Purchaser that is attributable to a breach of the aforementioned obligations, the Supplier shall not be liable for this. If the Supplier incurs damages as a result, the Purchaser shall compensate the Supplier for such damages.

16.5 The Supplier shall not check the interaction of goods provided, in particular engines and gear units. Only the interaction of the gear unit with a motor of the Supplier is checked. The Supplier shall not be liable for defective or incomplete supplies or for the interaction of the Purchaser’s supplies with the Supplier’s services/deliveries.

16.6 The Supplier shall not assume any warranty for goods provided.

17. Place of performance, place of jurisdiction, applicable law

17.1 The place of performance for delivery and payment for both parties shall be exclusively the registered office of the Supplier.

17.2 For both parties, the place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from the contractual relationship as well as regarding its creation and effectiveness shall be, in the case of merchants, the court responsible for the registered office of the Supplier. The Supplier may, at its option, also bring an action at the Purchaser’s place of business.

17.3 German law shall apply to the contractual relationship. The International Contract for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) shall not apply.

As of: February 2017

TERMS OF PURCHASE

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Terms of purchase
STÖBER Antriebstechnik GmbH + Co. KG

1. Scope of validity

1.1. These Terms of Purchase shall apply to all business transactions (deliveries and services) with the Supplier, even if no express reference is made to these Terms and Conditions. We do not recognize any conflicting or deviating terms and conditions of the Supplier unless we have expressly agreed to their validity. In particular, acceptance of deliveries or services or payment do not imply consent.

1.2. Our Terms of Purchase shall only apply to entrepreneurs within the meaning of §14 BGB (German Civil Code).

2. Contract conclusion

2.1. We shall only be bound by our order if it is confirmed in writing by the Supplier within a period of 10 days at the latest.

2.2. The order numbers must be indicated in full on delivery bills, dispatch notes, and invoices.

2.3. If errors occur on our part through no fault of our own when concluding the contract, e.g. due to transmission errors, misunderstandings, etc., a claim for damages against us pursuant to §122 BGB is excluded.

3. Blanket order / call-off

3.1. In the case of blanket orders or standing orders, the quantities and types to be supplied shall be notified by us by means of separate call-offs. These call-offs are binding if the Supplier does not object within one week of receipt of the call-off and no other agreement has been made.

3.2. If the Supplier is not able to deliver immediately on call, it must inform us immediately and suggest possible deadlines for them.

4. Deadlines and delay in delivery

4.1. Agreed dates and deadlines are binding and must be strictly adhered to. The receipt of the goods by us or at the agreed receiving point or a receiving point specified by us is the determining factor for this.

4.2. As soon as it becomes apparent to the Supplier that there may be delays in delivery, the Supplier must inform us of this without delay. This does not change the binding nature of the agreed delivery date.

4.3. If the delivery is made before the specified date, we are entitled to reject the order. Likewise, partial deliveries can be rejected by us.

4.4. If the Supplier is in default, we shall be entitled to claim 0.5% for each commenced week of the default as a contractual penalty, but not more than 5% of the order value. We may assert the reservation required under §341 (3) BGB until full payment for the service has been made. The assertion of further damages shall not be excluded by the contractual penalty.

5. Delivery and transfer of risk

5.1. The departure of each consignment shall be notified by us immediately by means of a dispatch note.

5.2. The risk of complete or partial loss, damage, or other deterioration of the goods shall pass to us upon acceptance at the place of receipt.

5.3. The place of performance for all deliveries and services of the Supplier is the place of receipt determined by us.

5.4. Claims against the liability transport or forwarding insurer are already assigned to us to the extent that damage has been caused by bad or non-delivery.

6. Prices and payment

6.1. The agreed prices are fixed prices and include freight, packaging, and other ancillary costs free to the receiving point named by us. Price increases, irrespective of the reason, shall only be recognized by us, including in the case of long-term supply contracts, if an express agreement has been made in this respect.

6.2. Invoices shall be issued separately for each order immediately after shipment of the goods, stating the order number and the tax number; the sales tax shall be shown separately on the invoice. Invoices not properly issued shall be regarded to not have been issued.

6.3. Unless otherwise agreed, payments shall be made within 14 days of receipt of the invoice with a 3% discount, in 30 days with a 2% discount or strictly net after 60 days.

6.4. An assignment of the Supplier’s claims against us is only permissible with our prior consent. Consent shall be regarded to have been granted if the claims have been assigned under an extended reservation of title.

7. Receiving inspection and reprimand

7.1. The Supplier will only ship goods that have been fully inspected and found to be in good condition, and will therefore refrain from carrying out a detailed incoming goods inspection at our premises. We shall inspect incoming goods to the extent and as soon as this is feasible in the ordinary course of business and shall give notice of any defects discovered immediately after discovery. In this respect, the Supplier waives the objection of delayed notification of defects in accordance with §377 HGB (German Commercial Code).

7.2. Incorrect or different deliveries will not be accepted by us in any case. A special complaint is not required in this respect.

8. Defects of quality and title

8.1. The Supplier shall be responsible for ensuring that the goods delivered and services rendered comply with the statutory and official provisions applicable to their distribution or use and do not infringe any industrial property rights or other rights of third parties. The deliveries and services must comply with the state of the art applicable at the time of delivery or foreseeable for the future as well as with other statutory provisions, technical test regulations, and accident prevention regulations. In particular, DIN standards and VDE regulations as well as the provisions of internationally recognized standardization bodies (e.g. IEC, EN, UL) must also be complied with where expressly prescribed.

8.2. We shall be entitled to the full statutory rights in the event of material defects and defects of title. We shall have the right to choose the type of subsequent performance (removal of defects or replacement delivery). The Supplier shall bear all expenses necessary for the purpose of rectifying the defect or delivering a replacement. If the Supplier does not comply with the request to remedy the defect or make a replacement delivery within a reasonable period of time, or does so only inadequately, or if immediate remedy of the defect is required for urgent reasons, we may have the defects remedied at the Supplier’s expense or remedy them ourselves or make covering purchases at the Supplier’s expense.

8.3. Unless otherwise agreed, a limitation period of 36 months from the transfer of risk shall apply to claims arising from material defects or defects of title. It shall be extended by the period of the Supplier’s rectification or subsequent delivery measures from receipt of our notice of defects until the Supplier declares the termination of the measures or refuses further rectification or subsequent delivery.

8.4. If we incur costs as a result of defects in the delivered item, in particular transport, travel, labor, or material costs or costs for an incoming goods inspection or sorting measures exceeding the usual scope, the Supplier shall reimburse us for these costs.

9. Product liability and quality assurance

If a claim is made against us on the basis of the Product Liability Act or other regulations due to a product defect, or if we incur damage in connection with the delivery of a defective product in another way, in particular due to a necessary recall, retrofitting, etc., the Supplier shall indemnify us and compensate us for damages if and to the extent that the damage was caused by a defect in the contractual item delivered by the Supplier. In cases of fault-based liability, this shall only apply if the Supplier is at fault. If the cause of the damage lies within the Supplier’s area of responsibility, the Supplier shall bear the burden of proof in this respect. In such cases, the Supplier shall bear all costs and expenses, including the costs of any legal action. The Supplier is obliged to take out sufficient product liability insurance.

10. Property rights, nondisclosure

10.1. The Supplier warrants that the items delivered by it do not infringe any domestic or foreign industrial property rights and guarantees us the full freedom and copyright permission of their use and trade at home and abroad. In the event of a claim by a third party due to infringement of domestic or foreign industrial property rights with regard to the delivered goods, the Supplier shall indemnify us against all claims and compensate us for the resulting damage.

10.2. Tools, molds, samples, models, profiles, drawings, standard sheets, printing templates, gauges, and other documents provided by us shall remain our property and may not be passed on to third parties or otherwise used for the Supplier’s own purposes without our express consent. They must be secured by the Supplier against unauthorized inspection or use and, unless otherwise agreed, must be returned in proper condition with the delivery at the latest. The Supplier is also not allowed to keep copies. There is no right of retention.

10.3. All technical data and other commercial or technical details that are not in the public domain and that become known to the Supplier as a result of the business relationship with us must be kept secret by the Supplier. They may only be used by us in the execution of orders and made accessible to those employees whose involvement is necessary for the execution of the order.

10.4. If tools, drawings, or other means of production are manufactured by the Supplier on our behalf and at our expense, it is agreed that these items shall become our property immediately after manufacture. In the event of only partial cost sharing, we shall acquire co-ownership in accordance with the cost share. The Supplier is revocably entitled to carefully store these items for us free of charge. We shall receive all copyrights to these items for our exclusive use. The Supplier is not entitled to use these items beyond the scope of the order without our consent. The Supplier is entitled and obliged to revocable safekeeping. The Supplier shall mark the items in such a way that our ownership is also documented vis-à-vis third parties. The Supplier shall have no right of retention to these items.

11. Limitation of liability

We are liable for intent and gross negligence. We shall only be liable for slight negligence if it concerns the breach of essential contractual obligations that arise from the nature of the contract or the breach of which endangers the achievement of the purpose of the contract. Even then, damages shall be limited to the foreseeable damage. In all other respects, claims for damages by the Purchaser are excluded in the event of slight negligence, irrespective of the legal grounds. The above limitation of liability shall not apply in the event of injury to life, limb, or health.

12. Place of performance, place of jurisdiction, applicable law

12.1. The place of performance for both parties for all obligations arising from the contract, in particular for delivery and payment, shall be the registered office of our company or the place of performance specified by us.

12.2. For both parties, the place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising from the contractual relationship as well as its origin and effectiveness is, in the case of merchants, the court responsible for the registered office of our company. We may, at our option, also bring an action at the Purchaser’s place of business.

12.3. The contractual relationship is subject to German law. The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) shall not apply.

As of: September 2010