Conditions of Sale


The following conditions apply without exception unless such exception is made in writing and signed by an officer of Simplex. Simplex will, at its option, sell or rent technical industrial equipment or parts thereof or material only on condition that buyer assumes responsibility for correct specification, storage, installation, field adjustments when normally required, testing and appropriate training of users technically competent personnel before release to user and that any malfunction or failure of Simplex supplied material will be reported to Simplex immediately and that no back charges of any nature will accrue to Simplex, without the express written consent of Simplex.

Quotations

Unless specifically stated otherwise, price quotations are based on standard pricing, handling, delivery and warranty. Substantial alterations in details or intent of Simplex’s quotations on buyer’s purchase order will subject buyer to additional charges based on increased cost incurred by Simplex. Written quotations are firm for 60 days unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of orders based on oral quotes, published literature or written quotations older than 60 days are subject to approval by an officer of Simplex. Delivery dates are the best estimated as of date of issue. We reserve the right to correct and/or reject quotations made on our behalf by our Sales Representatives or Agents. Unless otherwise advised in writing by seller a minimum 10% down payment on non-standard, special equipment, quoted to customer specification will be required prior to approval drawings being supplied. In event of order cancellation this down payment is non-refundable. Progress payments maybe required on high value special equipment. Such payments would require 10% down payment to cover engineering costs, 25% payment upon receipt of customer release to production to cover material costs and balance as determined by Simplex’s Finance Department. These payments are non-refundable in event of order cancellation or customer default.

Delays in Manufacturing or Delivery

Seller shall not be held liable for delay in manufacturing or delivery occasioned by causes beyond our control. In no event shall we be liable for any consequential damages or claims for labor resulting from failure or delay in delivery.

Prices

All prices are f.o.b. Springfield, Illinois, with buyer paying all freight costs, unless allowed in written quotation. Prices and other published data are for reference purposes only and do not imply availability of product. Prices are subject to change without notice and prices in effect at the time of shipment will apply to new orders and unreleased existing orders unless otherwise quoted in writing.

Minimum Billing

A minimum billing of not less than $75 will apply to all orders. Minimal fees to offset in part extra costs incurred during order entry process, special services as ordered by customer, shipping processes and collection efforts will be charged where applicable.

Taxes

Published or quoted pricing does not include any federal, state or local taxes. Buyer should report any federal, state, or local taxes as may be required by local law.

Penalty Clauses

Unless specifically accepted in writing by Simplex, Price quotations do not include participation by Simplex in any penalties or damages incurred by buyer.

Acceptance of Orders and Contracts

All orders must be bona-fide contracts detailing complete description of material ordered, included technical specifications as quoted by Simplex, price, terms, delivery, shipping instructions, etc. Simplex’s failure to object to any provisions contained in buyer’s order or any other communications shall not constitute a waiver of Simplex’s terms and conditions not acceptance of such provisions. No order shall be considered accepted unless acknowledged in writing by Simplex.

Disputes, Judicial Forum

Actionable disputes shall be under the laws of the State of Illinois. Judicial forum shall be the circuit court of Sangamon County, Illinois or the Federal Court, Central Region, Illinois.

Terms of Payment - Purchased Material

Net cash U.S. funds 30 days from date of invoice, which shall be the same as date of shipment from our factory, to approved open account customer. All other orders are cash in advance or COD. Material ordered to ship on a given date and later ordered by buyer to be held for later shipment will be invoiced on date shipment originally scheduled or on date material becomes available for shipment, whichever occurs later, and terms of payment will apply from that invoice date. No cash discounts are allowed. Storage and handling charges will accrue to purchaser.

Terms of Payment - Rental Equipment or Field Service

Payable upon receipt of invoice in U.S. funds to approved open account customers. In other cases, payment by cash in advance, COD or security deposit.

ACH

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a onetime electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day we receive your payments, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

Credit Cards

A processing fee may be added for credit card transactions.

Service Charges

Service charges of 1.5% per month on the unpaid balance apply from 31st day after invoice date. Failure to pay such charges as billed may result in suspension of open account terms.

Cancellation

Upon acceptance by Simplex your order will be entered for production and will not thereafter be subject to cancellation or deferment of delivery schedule without written consent from Simplex. Any expenses already accumulated by Simplex due to cancellation of an order or the extra expense of deferment of a delivery schedule will be borne by customer.

Packing and Marking

Prices include our standard packing and marking for domestic shipment within the continental U.S. Additional expenses incurred for special packing and marking as specified by buyer will be paid by the buyer. No allowance in lieu of packing will be made if buyer accepts material unpacked at our factory or authorized service station.

Shipping Weights

Published shipping weights are approximate and are provided only for estimating freight costs.

Shipments

Shipments will be made best way surface unless otherwise specified by buyer. Responsibility for lowest cost and fastest means shipping method is the buyer’s and details are to be specified in the buyer’s purchase order. Simplex’s responsibility ceases when the carrier signs for and accepts shipment and claims for non-delivery of material or damage, should be filed with carrier by buyer.

Returning Material

Written authorization to return material for credit or repair or replacement must be obtained from Simplex. Such returns are subject to restocking, exchange or repair charges with all transportation charges paid by buyer and are subject to acceptance by Simplex. Simplex, at its option, will apply credited amounts to buyers account, current or future balances, or issue cash refund.

Drawings

One copy of standard drawings, wiring diagrams and instruction manual conforming to Simplex’s standard practices will be furnished per unit purchased at no charge. Prices quoted upon request for special drawings or additional copies of standard drawings and instruction manuals.

Warranty

Simplex warrants new industrial equipment or parts or material to be the kind and quality described in Simplex’s specifications and to be free from defects in material or workmanship under proper conditions of application and use for period of 12 months.