Terms & Conditions
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF GOODS AND SERVICES
(a) These terms and conditions of sale (these “Terms”) are the only terms governing the sale of the
goods (the “Goods”) and services (the “Services”) provided by BioChem Systems, Inc. (the “Seller”) to the buyer named on
the Seller’s sales proposal (each, a “Proposal”) or the purchase order accompanying these Terms (the “Buyer”).
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if a written master contract signed by both parties is in existence covering
the sale of the Goods and Services covered hereby, the terms and conditions of that contract prevail to the extent they are
inconsistent with these Terms.
(b) The accompanying Proposal, purchase order, (together, the “Sales Confirmation”) and these
Terms (collectively, this “Agreement”) comprise the entire agreement between the parties, and supersede all prior or
contemporaneous understandings, agreements, negotiations, representations and warranties, and communications, both
written and oral. These Terms prevail over any of Buyer’s general terms and conditions of purchase regardless of whether
or when Buyer has submitted its purchase order or such terms. Fulfillment of Buyer’s order does not constitute acceptance
of any of Buyer’s terms and conditions and does not serve to modify or amend these Terms.
(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Seller may, from time to
time change the Services without the consent of Buyer provided that such changes do not materially affect the nature or
scope of the Services, or the fees or any performance dates set forth in the Sales Confirmation.
- Delivery of Goods and Performance of Services.
(a) The Goods will be delivered within a reasonable time after the receipt of Buyer’s purchase order.
Seller shall not be liable for any delays, loss, or damage in transit.
(b) Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties, Seller shall deliver the Goods to Buyer’s
location (the “Delivery Point”) using Seller’s standard methods for packaging and shipping such Goods. Buyer shall take
delivery of the Goods within one day of Seller’s written notice that the Goods have been delivered to the Delivery Point.
Buyer shall be responsible for all loading costs and provide equipment and labor reasonably suited for receipt of the Goods
at the Delivery Point and will unload and release all transportation equipment promptly so Seller incurs no demurrage or
(c) Seller may, in its sole discretion, without liability or penalty, make partial shipments of Goods to
Buyer. Each shipment will constitute a separate sale, and Buyer shall pay for the units shipped whether such shipment is in
whole or partial fulfillment of Buyer’s purchase order.
(d) If for any reason Buyer fails to accept delivery of any of the Goods on the date fixed pursuant to
Seller’s notice that the Goods have been delivered at the Delivery Point, or if Seller is unable to deliver the Goods at the
Delivery Point on such date because Buyer has not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licenses or
authorizations: (i) risk of loss to the Goods passes to Buyer; (ii) the Goods will be deemed to have been delivered; and (iii)
Seller, at its option, may store the Goods until Buyer picks them up, whereupon Buyer shall be liable for all related costs
and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance).
(e) With respect to the Services, Buyer shall (i) cooperate with Seller in all matters relating to the
Services and provide such access to Buyer’s premises, and such office accommodation and other facilities as may
reasonably be requested by Seller, for the purposes of performing the Services; (ii) respond promptly to any Seller request
to provide direction, information, approvals, authorizations, or decisions that are reasonably necessary for Seller to perform
Services in accordance with the requirements of this Agreement; (iii) provide such customer materials or information as
Seller may request to carry out the Services in a timely manner and ensure that such customer materials or information are
complete and accurate in all material respects; and (iv) obtain and maintain all necessary licenses and consents and comply
with all applicable laws in relation to the Services before the date on which the Services are to start.
(a) The quantity of any installment of Goods as recorded by Seller on dispatch from Seller’s place of
business is conclusive evidence of the quantity received by Buyer on delivery unless Buyer can provide conclusive evidence
proving the contrary.
(b) Seller shall not be liable for any non-delivery of Goods (even if caused by Seller’s negligence)
unless Buyer gives written notice to Seller of the non-delivery within five days of the date when the Goods would in the
ordinary course of events have been received.
(c) Any liability of Seller for non-delivery of the Goods shall be limited to replacing the Goods within
a reasonable time or adjusting the invoice respecting such Goods to reflect the actual quantity delivered.
(d) Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the remedies set forth in Section 3 are Buyer’s exclusive
remedies for any non-delivery of Goods.
- Quantity. If Seller delivers to Buyer a quantity of Goods of up to 5% more or less than the quantity set
forth in the Sales Confirmation, Buyer shall not be entitled to object to or reject the Goods or any portion of them by reason
of the surplus or shortfall and shall pay for such Goods the price set forth in the Sales Confirmation adjusted pro rata.
- Shipping Terms. Seller shall make delivery in accordance with the terms on the face of the Sales
Confirmation, or FOB Seller’s location if the Sales Confirmation does not so specify (the “Shipping Terms”).
- Title, Risk of Loss, Intellectual Property.
(a) Unless otherwise specified in the Shipping Terms, title and risk of loss
pass to Buyer upon delivery of the Goods at the Delivery Point. As collateral security for the payment of the purchase price
of the Goods, Buyer hereby grants to Seller a lien on and security interest in and to all of the right, title, and interest of
Buyer in, to and under the Goods, wherever located, and whether now existing or hereafter arising or acquired from time
to time, and in all accessions thereto and replacements or modifications thereof, as well as all proceeds (including insurance
proceeds) of the foregoing. The security interest granted under this provision constitutes a purchase money security
interest under the Texas Uniform Commercial Code.
(b) Buyer has no rights or interests in Seller’s intellectual property (patents,
patents pending, trademarks, copyrights, and know-how) except as described in these Terms. All right, title, and interest in
and to Seller’s intellectual property remains the sole property of the Seller or its third-party subcontractors or licensors.
Seller hereby grants to Buyer a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to use the Seller’s intellectual property
as required to effectuate the purposes of this Agreement. Buyer is not granted any other right to Seller’s intellectual
property and shall not copy, modify, create derivative works, sublicense, transfer, sell, or otherwise use or dispose of the
Seller’s intellectual property.
(c) Buyer’s permitted use of RailX®, VPRX®, and VPRX2 is solely limited to cleaning applications
with rail cars. Any use by Buyer of those products in any other commercial application is a violation of the license granted in
this section 6, causes immediate termination of any otherwise valid and existing license under this Agreement, and entitles
Seller to seek all available remedies in law or at equity, including injunctive relief.
(d) If Buyer improves, enhances, or modifies any Seller Goods or related process, accessory, or
workflow, Buter irrevocably transfers and assigns to Seller without further compensation (and Seller owns all right, title,
and interest in) all intellectual property rights in or to such improvement, enhancement, or modification. If any of the
foregoing transfers and assignments by Buyer are to any extent ineffective, Buyer grants to Seller an exclusive, royalty-free,
irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide license to make, use, market and sell and freely exploit such intellectual property rights.
At no cost to Seller, Buyer shall take, and shall cause its employees and agents to take, all actions reasonably requested by
Seller, from time to time, to fully vest, perfect, or defend Seller’s intellectual property rights including, without limitation,
providing documents and information useful or necessary to register, apply for, or maintain any of Seller’s intellectual
- Buyer’s Acts or Omissions. If Seller’s performance of its obligations under this Agreement is prevented or
delayed by any act or omission of Buyer or its agents, subcontractors, consultants, or employees, Buyer shall not deem
Seller in breach of its obligations under this Agreement or otherwise liable for any costs, charges, or losses sustained or
incurred by Buyer, in each case, to the extent arising directly or indirectly from such prevention or delay.
- Inspection and Rejection of Nonconforming Goods.
(a) Buyer shall inspect the Goods within two days of receipt (“Inspection
Period”). Buyer will be deemed to have accepted the Goods unless it notifies Seller in writing of any Nonconforming Goods
during the Inspection Period and furnishes written evidence or other documentation as reasonably required by Seller.
“Nonconforming Goods” means only the following: (i) product shipped is different than identified in Buyer’s purchase
order; or (ii) product’s label or packaging incorrectly identifies its contents.
(b) If Buyer timely notifies Seller of any Nonconforming Goods, Seller shall, in
its sole discretion, (i) replace such Nonconforming Goods with conforming Goods, or (ii) credit or refund the Price for such
Nonconforming Goods, together with any reasonable shipping and handling expenses incurred by Buyer in connection
therewith. Buyer shall ship, at its expense and risk of loss, the Nonconforming Goods to Seller’s facility located at 1812
Peach Leaf St Houston, TX 77039. If Seller exercises its option to replace Nonconforming Goods, Seller shall, after receiving
Buyer’s shipment of Nonconforming Goods, ship to Buyer the replaced Goods to the Delivery Point.
(c) Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the remedies set forth in Section
8(b) are Buyer’s exclusive remedies for the delivery of Nonconforming Goods. Except as provided under Section 8(b), all
sales of Goods to Buyer are made on a one-way basis and Buyer has no right to return Goods purchased under this
Agreement to Seller.
(a) Buyer shall purchase the Goods and Services from Seller at the prices (the
“Prices”) set forth in Seller’s published price list in force as of the date of Buyer’s purchase order or as otherwise specified
on the face of the Sales Confirmation.
(b) Unless otherwise specified in the Sales Confirmation, Buyer shall
reimburse Seller for all reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses reasonably incurred by Seller in connection with the
performance of the Services.
(c) All Prices are exclusive of all sales, use, and excise taxes, and any other
similar taxes, duties, and charges of any kind imposed by any Governmental Authority on any amounts payable by Buyer.
Buyer shall be responsible for all such charges, costs, and taxes; provided, that, Buyer shall not be responsible for any taxes
imposed on, or with respect to, Seller’s income, revenues, gross receipts, personal or real property, or other assets.
- Payment Terms.
(a) Buyer shall pay all invoiced amounts due to Seller within 30 days from the
date of Seller’s invoice. Buyer shall make all payments hereunder by wire transfer or check and in US dollars, unless
otherwise specified in Seller’s Proposal.
(b) Buyer shall pay interest on all late payments at the lesser of the rate of
2.5% per month or the highest rate permissible under applicable law, calculated daily and compounded monthly. Buyer
shall reimburse Seller for all costs incurred in collecting any late payments, including, without limitation, reasonable
attorneys’ fees. In addition to all other remedies available under these Terms or at law (which Seller does not waive by the
exercise of any rights hereunder), Seller may suspend the delivery of any Goods or performance of any Services and stop
Goods in transit if Buyer fails to pay any amounts when due hereunder and such failure continues for three days following
written notice thereof.
(c) Buyer shall not withhold payment of any amounts due and payable by
reason of any set-off of any claim or dispute with Seller, whether relating to Seller’s breach, bankruptcy, or otherwise.
- Limited Warranty.
(a) Seller warrants to Buyer that for a period of three months from the date
of shipment of the Goods (“Warranty Period”), that such Goods will be free from material defects in material and
(b) Seller warrants to Buyer that it shall perform the Services using personnel
of required skill, experience, and qualifications and in a professional and workmanlike manner in accordance with generally
recognized industry standards for similar services and shall devote adequate resources to meet its obligations under this
(c) EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN SECTIONS 11(A) AND
11(B), SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS OR SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY (i)
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY; (ii) WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; OR (iii) WARRANTY
AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY; WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY
LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR OTHERWISE.
(d) Products manufactured by a third party (“Third Party Product”) may
constitute, contain, be contained in, incorporated into, attached to or packaged together with, the Goods. Third Party
Products are not covered by the warranty in Section 11(a). For the avoidance of doubt, SELLER MAKES NO
REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT, INCLUDING ANY (i) WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY; (ii) WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (iii) WARRANTY OF TITLE; OR (iv)
WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY; WHETHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR OTHERWISE.
(e) The Seller shall not be liable for a breach of the warranties set forth in
Section 11(a) and Section 11(b) unless: (i) Buyer gives written notice of the defective Goods or Services, as the case may be,
reasonably described, to Seller within five days of the time when Buyer discovers or ought to have discovered the defect;
(ii) if applicable, Seller is given a reasonable opportunity after receiving the notice of breach of the warranty set forth in
Section 11(a) to examine such Goods and Buyer (if requested to do so by Seller) returns such Goods to Seller’s place of
business at Seller’s cost for the examination to take place there; and (iii) Seller reasonably verifies Buyer’s claim that the
Goods or Services are defective.
(f) The Seller shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty set forth in
Section 11(a) or Section 11(b) if: (i) Buyer makes any further use of such Goods after giving such notice; (ii) the defect arises
because Buyer failed to follow Seller’s oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or
maintenance of the Goods; or (iii) Buyer alters or repairs such Goods without the prior written consent of Seller.
(g) Subject to Section 11(e) and Section 11(f) above, with respect to any such
Goods during the Warranty Period, Seller shall, in its sole discretion, either: (i) repair or replace such Goods (or the
defective part) or (ii) credit or refund the price of such Goods at the pro rata contract rate provided that, if Seller so
requests, Buyer shall, at Seller’s expense, return such Goods to Seller.
(h) Subject to Section 11(e) and Section 11(f) above, with respect to any
Services subject to a claim under the warranty set forth in Section 11(b), Seller shall, in its sole discretion, (i) repair or re-
perform the applicable Services or (ii) credit or refund the price of such Services at the pro rata contract rate.
(i) THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN SECTIONS 11(G) AND 11(H) CONSTITUTE
THE BUYER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SELLER’S ENTIRE LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF THE LIMITED
WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN SECTIONS 11(A) AND (B), RESPECTIVELY.
- Limitation of Liability.
(a) SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO BUYER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY
LOSS OF USE, REVENUE, OR PROFIT, OR LOSS OF DATA OR DIMINUTION IN VALUE, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF
CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE
FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT SELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
(b) IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF
OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE TOTAL OF THE AMOUNTS PAID TO SELLER FOR THE GOODS AND
SERVICES SOLD HEREUNDER.
(c) The limitation of liability set forth in Section 12(b) does not apply to
liability resulting from Seller’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.
- Compliance with Law. Buyer shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. Buyer
shall maintain in effect all the licenses, permissions, authorizations, consents, and permits that it needs to carry out its
obligations under this Agreement. Buyer shall comply with all export and import laws of all countries involved in the sale of
the Goods under this Agreement or any resale of the Goods by Buyer. Buyer assumes all responsibility for shipments of
Goods requiring any government import clearance (unless otherwise specified in the Shipping Terms). Seller may terminate
this Agreement if any governmental authority imposes antidumping or countervailing duties or any other duties or
penalties on the Goods.
- Termination. In addition to any remedies that may be provided under these Terms, Seller may terminate
this Agreement with immediate effect upon written notice to Buyer, if Buyer: (a) fails to pay any amount when due under
this Agreement and such failure continues for five days after Buyer’s receipt of written notice of nonpayment; (b) has not
otherwise performed or complied with any of these Terms, in whole or in part; or (c) 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.
- Waiver. No waiver by Seller of any of the provisions of this Agreement is effective unless explicitly set
forth in writing and signed by Seller. No failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege
arising from this Agreement operates, or may be construed, as a waiver thereof. No single or partial exercise of any right,
remedy, power or privilege hereunder precludes any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right,
remedy, power, or privilege.
- Confidential Information.
(a) All non-public, confidential, or proprietary information of either party, including but not limited
to, specifications, samples, patterns, designs, plans, drawings, documents, data, business operations, customer lists, pricing,
discounts, or rebates, disclosed between the parties, 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 this Agreement is confidential, solely for the use of performing this Agreement and may not be disclosed or copied
unless authorized in advance by the disclosing party in writing. Upon the disclosing party’s request, the receiving party shall
promptly return all documents and other materials received from the disclosing party. A disclosing party may seek
injunctive relief for any violation of this Section. This Section does not apply to information that is: (a) in the public domain;
(b) known to the receiving party at the time of disclosure; or (c) rightfully obtained by the receiving party on a non-
confidential basis from a third party.
(b) Buyer shall not de-formulate, reformulate, or otherwise chemically analyze any
Seller Good, or have any third party do the same, without prior written consent from a Seller officer.
- Force Majeure. The Seller shall not be liable or responsible to Buyer, nor be deemed to have defaulted or
breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement when and to the
extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Seller,
provided that, if the delaying event in question continues for a continuous period in excess of 10 days, Buyer may give
notice in writing to Seller to terminate this Agreement.
- Assignment. Neither party may assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under this
Agreement without the prior written consent of the other. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this
Section is void. No assignment or delegation relieves an assigning or delegating party of any of its obligations under this
- Relationship of the Parties. The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors.
Nothing contained in this Agreement is intended to create, nor should be construed as creating, any agency, partnership,
joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties, and neither party
may contract for or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.
- No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties to this Agreement and
their respective successors and permitted assigns. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to confer, nor
should be construed as conferring, any legal or equitable right, benefit, or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by
reason of these Terms upon any other person or entity.
- Governing Law. All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement are governed by and construed in
accordance with the internal laws of the State of Texas without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or
rule (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction
other than those of the State of Texas.
- Submission to Jurisdiction. A party who commences any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or
relating to this Agreement shall do so only in the federal courts of the United States of America or the courts of the State of
Texas in each case located in the City of Houston and County of Harris, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive
jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action, or proceeding.
- Waiver of Jury Trial. Each party irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent permitted by
applicable law, any right it may have to a trial by jury in any legal action, proceeding, cause of action or counterclaim arising
out of or relating to this Agreement. Each party certifies and acknowledges that (i) it has considered the implications of this
waiver, (ii) it makes this waiver knowingly and voluntarily, and (iii) this Section constitutes essential consideration
underlying the party’s decision to enter into this Agreement.
- Notices. All notices, requests, consents, claims, demands, waivers, and other communications hereunder
(each, a “Notice”) must be in writing and addressed to the parties at the addresses set forth on the face of the Sales
Confirmation or to such other address that may be designated by the receiving party in writing. The parties shall deliver all
Notices 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 Agreement, 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.
- Severability. If any term or provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any
jurisdiction, the parties intend that such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other term or provision
of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.
- Survival. Provisions of these Terms which by their nature should apply beyond their terms will remain in
force after any termination or expiration of this Agreement including, but not limited to, the following provisions:
Confidential information and Survival.
- Amendment and Modification. These Terms may only be amended or modified in a writing stating specifically that it amends these Terms and is signed by an authorized representative of each party.