TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Standard Terms of Purchase
FELL TECHNOLOGY (“FTAS”) AND SUBSIDIARIES STANDARD TERMS OF PURCHASE REV. B
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS. Seller agrees to be bound by and to comply with all terms set forth herein and in the purchase order, to which these terms are attached and are expressly incorporated by reference (collectively, the “Order”), including any amendments, supplements, specifications and other documents referred to in this Order. Buyer has a No PO - No Pay policy. Any work invoiced by the Seller without an authorized Order from the Buyer will not be paid. Acknowledgement of this Order, including without limitation, by beginning performance of the work called for by this Order, shall be deemed acceptance of this Order. The terms set forth in this Order take precedence over any alternative terms in any other document connected with this transaction unless such alternative terms are: (a) part of a written supply agreement (“Supply Agreement”), which has been negotiated between the parties and which the parties have expressly agreed may override these terms in the event of a conflict; and/or (b) set forth on the face of the Order to which these terms are attached. In the event these terms are part of a written Supply Agreement between the parties, the term “Order” used herein shall mean any purchase order issued under the Supply Agreement. This Order does not constitute an acceptance by Buyer of any offer to sell, any quotation, or any proposal. Reference in this Order to any such offer to sell, quotation or proposal shall in no way constitute a modification of any of the terms of this Order. ANY ATTEMPTED ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THIS ORDER CONTAINING TERMS INCONSISTENT WITH OR IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS OF THIS ORDER IS NOT BINDING UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ACCEPTED BY BUYER IN WRITING.
2. PRICES, PAYMENTS AND QUANTITIES.
All prices are firm and shall not be subject to change. Seller’s price includes all payroll and/or occupational taxes, any value added tax that is not recoverable by Buyer and any other taxes, fees and/or duties applicable to the goods and/or services purchased under this Order. For T&M (Time & Material) services, all invoices submitted must include detailed time sheets for each resource utilized, specifying the exact number of hours each resource has worked. Any invoices that do not provide this hour specification will not be accepted. The vendor will be asked to issue a credit for the invoiced amount and resubmit the invoice with the required time sheet detailing the hours worked by each resource. However, any value added tax that is recoverable by Buyer, state and local sales, use, excise and/or privilege taxes, if applicable, will not be included in Seller’s price but will be separately identified on Seller’s invoice. If Seller is obligated by law to charge any value added and/or similar tax to Buyer, Seller shall ensure that if such value added and/or similar tax is applicable, that it is invoiced to Buyer in accordance with applicable rules so as to allow Buyer to reclaim such value added and/or similar tax from the appropriate government authority. Neither party is responsible for taxes on the other party’s income or the income of the other party’s personnel or subcontractors. If Buyer is required by government regulation to withhold taxes for which Seller is responsible, Buyer will deduct such withholding tax from payment to Seller and provide to Seller a valid tax receipt in Seller’s name. If Seller is exempt from such withholding taxes or eligible for a reduced rate of withholding tax as a result of a tax treaty or other regime, Seller shall provide to Buyer a valid tax residency certificate or other documentation, as required by the applicable government regulations, at a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to payment being due. Seller warrants the pricing for any goods or services shall not exceed the pricing for the same or comparable goods or services offered by Seller to third parties. Seller shall promptly inform Buyer of any lower pricing levels for same or comparable goods or services and the parties shall promptly make the appropriate price adjustment.
(a) Payment Terms. Unless otherwise stated on the face of this Order, Buyer will initiate payment on or before sixty (60) days from the Payment Start Date. The one sixtieth (60th) day after the Payment Start Date shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Net Due Date”. The Payment Start Date is the latest of the required date identified on the Order, the received date of the goods and/or services in Buyer’s receiving system or the date of receipt of valid invoice by Buyer. The received date of the goods and/or services in Buyer’s receiving system will occur: (i) in the case where the goods are shipped directly to Buyer and/or services are performed directly for Buyer, within forty-eight (48) hours of Buyer’s physical receipt of the goods or services; (ii) in the case of goods shipped directly to: (A) Buyer’s customer or a location designated by Buyer’s customer (“Drop Shipment” or “DS”); or (B) a non-Buyer/non-customer location to be incorporated into DS, within forty-eight (48) hours of Seller presenting Buyer with a valid bill of lading confirming that the goods have been shipped from Seller’s facility; (iii) in the case where goods are shipped directly to a third party in accordance with this Order, within forty-eight (48) hours of Buyer’s receipt of written certification from the third party of its receipt of the goods; or (iv) in the case of services performed directly for a third party in accordance with this Order, within forty-eight (48) hours of Buyer’s receipt of written certification from Seller of completion of the services.
Discounts. Buyer shall be entitled, either directly or through an Affiliate (defined in subsection (c) below) of Buyer to take an early payment discount of 0.0333% of the gross invoice price (the “Daily Base Discount Rate”) for each day before the Net Due Date that payment is initiated. Notwithstanding Buyer’s obligations in Section 2.2(a), if the Net Due Date falls on a weekend or a holiday, the Net Due Date will be moved to the next business day (the “Reset Net Due Date”). If Buyer initiates payment before such Reset Net Due Date and takes an early payment discount as set forth above, Buyer will be entitled to take the early payment discount based upon each day payment is initiated before the Reset Net Due Date. If Buyer and Seller agree that Buyer may take a fixed-percentage early payment discount (the “Flat Discount”) whereby Buyer will take the Flat Discount for initiating payment on or before a date certain prior to the Net Due Date or the Reset Net Due Date, if applicable (the “Flat Discount Date”), e.g., a 3.5% discount for initiating payment on or before the fifteenth (15th) day after the Payment Start Date, and the Flat Discount Date falls on a weekend or a holiday, Buyer shall be entitled to initiate payment to Seller on the next business day following the Flat Discount Date and take the Flat Discount as if it initiated payment on the Flat Discount Date. Each discount will be rounded to the nearest one hundredth of a percent. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Order, if Buyer elects to take the early payment discount to settle an invoice, Seller acknowledges and confirms that: (1) title to the goods and services shall pass directly to FTAS in accordance with the terms of this Order; (2) once title to the goods and services has passed to FTAS, FTAS shall immediately and directly transfer such title to Buyer; and (3) any and all of the obligations, including representations and warranties Seller has provided with respect to the goods and services, shall be retained by Buyer, and Buyer may rely upon the same.
(b) Miscellaneous. Seller’s invoice shall in all cases bear Buyer’s Order number and shall be issued no later than sixty (60) days after receipt of the goods by Buyer and/or Seller’s completion of the services. Buyer shall be entitled to reject Seller’s invoice if it fails to include Buyer’s Order number, is issued after the time set forth above or is otherwise inaccurate, and any resulting:
(i) delay in Buyer’s payment; or (ii) nonpayment by Buyer shall be Seller’s responsibility. Seller warrants that it is authorized to receive payment in the currency stated in the Order. No extra charges of any kind will be allowed unless specifically agreed in writing by Buyer. Buyer shall be entitled at any time to set-off any and all amounts owed by Seller or a Seller Affiliate (defined below) to Buyer or a Buyer Affiliate (defined below) on this or any other order. “Affiliate” shall for the purposes of this Order mean, with respect to either party, any entity, including without limitation, any individual, corporation, company, partnership, limited liability company or group, that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with such party.
(a) General. Buyer is not obligated to purchase any quantity of goods and/or services except for such quantity(ies) as may be specified either: (i) on the face of an Order; (ii) in a release on the face of an Order; or (iii) on a separate written release issued by Buyer pursuant to an Order. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Buyer, Seller shall not make material commitments or production arrangements in excess of the quantities specified in Buyer’s Order or release and/or in advance of the time necessary to meet Buyer’s delivery schedule. Should Seller enter into such commitments or engage in such production, any resulting exposure shall be for Seller’s account. Goods delivered to Buyer in excess of the quantities specified in Buyer’s Order or release and/or in advance of schedule may be returned to Seller at Seller’s risk and expense, including but not limited to any cost incurred by Buyer related to storage and handling of such goods.
(b) Replacement Parts. Replacement parts for goods purchased by Buyer hereunder are for the purpose of this Section defined as “Parts” and are included in the definition of “goods” under this Order. For all goods ordered by Buyer and if expressly required on the face of this Order by another Affiliate, group, division and/or business unit of Buyer, Seller shall provide Parts: (i) to Buyer for a period of five (5) years after production of the goods ceases. The prices for any Parts purchased in the first two (2) years of the five-year shall not exceed those prices in effect at the time production of the goods ceases, and no set-up charges shall be permitted by Seller or paid by Buyer during this two-year period. Thereafter, the prices for Parts shall be negotiated based on Seller’s actual cost of production of such Parts plus any special packaging costs. No minimum order requirements shall apply unless the parties mutually agree in advance. After the end of the above-referenced five-year period, Seller shall continue to maintain in good working condition all Seller-owned tooling required to produce the Parts, and shall not dispose of such tooling without first contacting Buyer and offering Buyer the right to purchase such tooling from Seller. Seller’s obligations with regard to Buyer-owned tooling are set forth in Section 4, “Buyer’s Property”.
Time is of the essence of this Order. If Seller delivers the goods or completes the services later than scheduled, Buyer may assess such amounts as may be set on the face of an Order as liquidated damages for the delay period. The parties agree that such amounts, if stated on the face of an Order, are an exclusive remedy for the damages resulting from the delay period only; are a reasonable pre-estimate of such damages Buyer will suffer as a result of delay based on circumstances existing at the time the Order was issued; and are to be assessed as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. In the absence of agreed to liquidated damages, Buyer shall be entitled to recover damages that it incurs as a result of Seller’s failure to perform as scheduled. Buyer’s resort to liquidated damages for the delay period does not preclude Buyer’s right to other remedies, damages and choices under this Order other than the damages resulting from the delay period, including, but not limited to Buyer’s right to terminate this Order for non-delivery. All delivery designations are INCOTERMS 2020. Unless otherwise stated on the face of this Order, all goods provided under this Order shall be delivered FCA Seller’s facility, except goods that are to be shipped directly to Buyer’s customer or a location designated by Buyer’s customer. The term EXW used herein is modified from the INCOTERMS 20120 definition to mean “EXW with Seller responsible for loading the goods at Seller’s risk and expense”. Buyer may specify contract of carriage in all cases. Failure of Seller to comply with any such Buyer specification shall cause all resulting transportation charges to be for the account of Seller and give rise to any other remedies available at law or equity.
4. BUYER’S PROPERTY. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all tangible and intangible property, including, but not limited to, information or data of any description, tools, materials, drawings, computer software, know-how, documents, trademarks, copyrights, equipment or material furnished to Seller by Buyer or specifically paid for by Buyer, and any replacement thereof, or any materials affixed or attached thereto, shall be and remain Buyer’s personal property. Such property furnished by Buyer shall be accepted by Seller “AS IS” with all faults and without any warranty whatsoever, express or implied. Seller shall use such property at its own risk, and Buyer makes no warranty or representation concerning the condition of such property. Such property and, whenever practical, each individual item thereof, shall be plainly marked or otherwise adequately identified by Seller as Buyer’s property, safely stored separate and apart from Seller’s property and properly maintained by Seller. Seller further agrees to comply with any handling and storage requirements provided by Buyer for such property. Seller shall not substitute any other property for Buyer’s property. Seller will inspect Buyer’s property prior to use and will train and supervise its employees and other authorized users of such property in its proper and safe operation. Seller shall use Buyer’s property only to meet Buyer’s orders, and shall not use it, disclose it to others or reproduce it for any other purpose. Such property, while in Seller’s care, custody or control, shall be held at Seller’s risk, shall be kept free of encumbrances and insured by Seller at Seller’s expense in an amount equal to the replacement cost thereof with loss payable to Buyer and shall be subject to removal at Buyer’s written request, in which event Seller shall prepare such property for shipment and redeliver to Buyer in the same condition as originally received by Seller, reasonable wear and tear excepted, all at Seller’s expense. As noted in Section 15.4(b), “Assists”, any consigned material, tooling or technology used in production of the goods shall be identified on the commercial or pro forma invoice used for international shipments. Buyer hereby grants a non-exclusive, non-assignable license, which is revocable with or without cause at any time, to Seller to use any information, drawings, specifications, computer software, know-how and other data furnished or paid for by Buyer hereunder for the sole purpose of performing this Order for Buyer. Buyer shall own exclusively all rights in ideas, inventions, works of authorship, strategies, plans and data created in or resulting from Seller’s performance under this Order, including all patent rights, copyrights, moral rights, rights in proprietary information, database rights, trademark rights and other intellectual property rights. All such intellectual property that is protectable by copyright will be considered work(s) made for hire for Buyer (as the phrase “work(s) made for hire” is defined in the
U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 101)) or Seller will give Buyer “first owner” status related to the work(s) under local copyright law where the work(s) was created. If by operation of law any such intellectual property is not owned in its entirety by Buyer automatically upon creation, then Seller agrees to transfer and assign to Buyer, and hereby transfers and assigns to Buyer, the entire right, title and interest throughout the world to such intellectual property. Seller further agrees to enter into and execute any documents that may be required to transfer or assign ownership in and to any such intellectual property to Buyer. Should Seller, without Buyer’s prior written consent and authorization, design or manufacture for sale to any person or entity other than Buyer any goods substantially similar to, or which reasonably can substitute or repair, a Buyer good, Buyer, in any adjudication or otherwise, may require Seller to establish by clear and convincing evidence that neither Seller nor any of its employees, contractors or agents used in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, any of Buyer’s property, as set forth herein, in such design or manufacture of such goods. Further, Buyer shall have the right to audit all pertinent records of Seller, and to make reasonable inspections of Seller facilities, to verify compliance with this Section.
5. DRAWINGS. Any review or approval of drawings by Buyer will be for Seller’s convenience and will not relieve Seller of its responsibility to meet all requirements of this Order.
6.1 Buyer may at any time make changes within the general scope of this Order in any one or more of the following: (a) drawings, designs or specifications where the goods to be furnished are to be specially manufactured for Buyer; (b) method of shipment or packing; (c) place and time of delivery; (d) amount of Buyer’s furnished property; (e) quality; (f) quantity; or (g) scope or schedule of goods and/or services. Buyer shall document such change request in writing, and Seller shall not proceed to implement any change unless and until such change is provided in writing by Buyer. If any changes cause an increase or decrease in the cost of, or the time required for the performance of, any work under this Order, an equitable adjustment shall be made in the Order price or delivery schedule, or both, in writing. Any Seller claim for adjustment under this clause will be deemed waived unless asserted within thirty (30) days from Seller’s receipt of the change or suspension notification, and may only include reasonable, direct costs that will necessarily be incurred as a direct result of the change.
6.2 Seller shall notify Buyer in writing in advance of any and all: (a) changes to the goods and/or services, their specifications and/or composition; (b) process changes; (c) plant and/or equipment/tooling changes or moves; (d) transfer of any work hereunder to another site; and/or (e) sub-supplier changes, and no such change shall occur until Buyer has had the opportunity to conduct such audits, surveys and/or testing necessary to determine the impact of such change on the goods and/or services and has approved such change in writing. Seller shall be responsible for obtaining, completing and submitting proper documentation regarding any and all changes, including complying with any written change procedures issued by Buyer.
7. PLANT ACCESS/INSPECTION AND QUALITY.
7.1 Inspection/Testing. In order to assess Seller’s work quality, conformance with Buyer’s specifications and compliance with this Order, including but not limited to Seller’s representations, warranties, certifications and covenants under this Order, upon reasonable notice by Buyer, all: (a) goods, materials and services related in any way to the goods and services purchased hereunder (including without limitation raw materials, components, intermediate assemblies, work in process, tools and end products) shall be subject to inspection and test by Buyer and its customer or representative at all times and places, including sites where the goods and services are created or performed, whether they are at premises of Seller, Seller’s suppliers or elsewhere; and (b) of Seller’s books and records relating to this Order shall be subject to inspection by Buyer. If any inspection, test, audit or similar oversight activity is made on Seller’s or its suppliers’ premises, Seller shall, without additional charge: (i) provide all reasonable access and assistance for the safety and convenience of the inspectors and (ii) take all necessary precautions and implement appropriate safety procedures for the safety of Buyer’s personnel while they are present on such premises. If Buyer’s personnel require medical attention on such premises, Seller will arrange for appropriate attention. If in Buyer’s opinion the safety of its personnel on such premises may be imperiled by local conditions, Buyer may remove some or all of its personnel from such premises, and Buyer shall have no responsibility for any resulting impact on Seller or its suppliers. If specific Buyer and/or Buyer’s customer tests, inspection and/or witness points are included in this Order, the goods shall not be shipped without an inspector’s release or a written waiver of test/inspection/witness with respect to each such point; however, Buyer shall not be permitted to unreasonably delay shipment; and Seller shall notify Buyer in writing at least twenty (20) days prior to each of Seller’s scheduled final and, if applicable, intermediate test/inspection/witness points. Buyer’s failure to inspect, accept, reject or detect defects by inspection shall neither relieve Seller from responsibility for such goods or services that are not in accordance with the Order requirements nor impose liabilities on Buyer.
7.2 Quality. When requested by Buyer, Seller shall promptly submit real time production and process measurement and control data (the “Quality Data”) in the form and manner requested by Buyer. Seller shall provide and maintain an inspection, testing and process control system (“Seller’s Quality System”) covering the goods and services provided hereunder that is acceptable to Buyer and its customer and complies with Buyer’s quality policy and/or other quality requirements that are set forth on the face of this Order or are otherwise agreed to in writing by the parties (“Quality Requirements”). Acceptance of Seller’s Quality System by Buyer shall not alter the obligations and liability of Seller under this Order. If Seller’s Quality System fails to comply with the terms of this Order, Buyer may require additional quality assurance measures at Seller’s expense. Such measures may include, but are not limited to, Buyer requiring Seller to install a Buyer-approved third party quality auditor(s)/inspector(s) at Seller’s facility(ies) to address the deficiencies in Seller’s Quality System or other measures that may be specified in Buyer’s Quality Requirements or otherwise agreed upon by the parties in writing. Seller shall keep complete records relating to Seller’s Quality System and shall make such records available to Buyer and its customer for: (a) three (3) years after completion of this Order; (b) such period as set forth in the specifications applicable to this Order; or (c) such period as required by applicable law, whichever period is the longest.
7.3 Product Recall.
(a) If any governmental agency with jurisdiction over the recall of any goods supplied hereunder provides written notice to Buyer or Seller, or Buyer or Seller has a reasonable basis to conclude, that any goods supplied hereunder could possibly create a potential safety hazard or unsafe condition, pose an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death, contain a defect or a quality or performance deficiency, or are not in compliance with any applicable code, standard or legal requirement so as to make it advisable, or required, that such goods be recalled and/or repaired, Seller or Buyer will promptly communicate such relevant facts to each other. Buyer shall determine whether a recall of the affected goods is warranted or advisable, unless Buyer or Seller has received notice to that effect from any governmental agency with jurisdiction over the recalled goods.
(b) If a recall is required under the law or Buyer determines that it is advisable, Seller shall promptly develop a corrective action plan(s) (collectively, the “Corrective Action Plan”), which shall include all actions required by any applicable consumer protection or similar law and any applicable regulations and provide Buyer with an opportunity to review and approve such plan. Seller and Buyer agree to cooperate and work together to ensure that such plan is acceptable to both parties prior to its implementation. If Buyer does not respond to Seller regarding its review and approval of such Corrective Action Plan within a reasonable time period, Buyer shall be deemed to have approved such plan. In addition, Buyer shall cooperate with and assist Seller in any corrective actions and/or filings; provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section shall preclude Buyer from taking any action or making any filings, and in such event, Seller shall cooperate with and assist Buyer in any corrective actions and/or filings it undertakes.
(c) To the extent such recall is determined to have been caused by a defect, quality or performance deficiency, other deficiency, non-conformance or non-compliance, which is the responsibility of Seller, at Buyer’s election, Seller shall perform all necessary repairs or modifications at its sole expense, or Buyer shall perform such necessary repairs or modifications and Seller shall reimburse Buyer for all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by Buyer in connection therewith. In either case, Seller shall reimburse Buyer for all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred by Buyer in connection with any recall, repair, replacement or refund program, including without limitation all costs related to: (i) investigating and/or inspecting the affected goods; (ii) locating, identifying and notifying Buyer’s customers; (iii) repairing, or where repair of the goods is impracticable or impossible, repurchasing or replacing the recalled goods;
(iv) packing and shipping the recalled goods; and (v) media notification, if such form of notifications is needed or required. Each party shall consult the other before making any statements to the public or a governmental agency relating to potential safety hazards affecting the goods, except where such consultation would prevent timely notification required by law.
8. REJECTION. If any of the goods and/or services furnished pursuant to this Order are found within a reasonable time after delivery to be defective or otherwise not in conformity with the requirements of this Order, including any applicable drawings and specifications, whether such defect or non-conformity relates to scope provided by Seller or a direct or indirect supplier to Seller, then Buyer, in addition to any other rights, remedies and choices it may have by law, contract or at equity, and in addition to seeking recovery of any and all damages and costs emanating therefrom, at its option and sole discretion and at Seller’s expense may: (a) require Seller to immediately re-perform any defective portion of the services and/or require Seller to immediately repair or replace non-conforming goods with goods that conform to all requirements of this Order; (b) take such actions as may be required to cure all defects and/or bring the goods and/or services into conformity with all requirements of this Order, in which event, all related costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, material, labor and handling costs and any required re-performance of value added machining or other service) and other reasonable charges shall be for Seller’s account;
(c) withhold total or partial payment; (d) reject and return all or any portion of such goods and/or services; and/or (e) rescind this Order without liability. For any repairs or replacements, Seller, at its sole cost and expense, shall perform any tests requested by Buyer to verify conformance to this Order.
9.1 Seller warrants that all goods and services provided pursuant to this Order, whether provided by Seller or a direct or indirect supplier of Seller, will be: (a) free of any claims of any nature, including without limitation title claims, and Seller will cause any lien or encumbrance asserted to be discharged, at its sole cost and expense, within thirty (30) days of its assertion (provided such liens do not arise out of Buyer’s failure to pay amounts not in dispute under this Order or an act or omission of Buyer); (b) new and of merchantable quality, not used, rebuilt or made of refurbished material unless approved in writing by Buyer; (c) free from all defects in design, workmanship and material; (d) fit for the particular purpose for which they are intended; and (e) provided in strict accordance with all specifications, samples, drawings, designs, descriptions or other requirements approved or adopted by Buyer. Seller further warrants that all services will be performed in a competent and professional manner in accordance with the highest standards and best practices of Supplier’s industry. Any attempt by Seller to limit, disclaim or restrict any such warranties or remedies by acknowledgment or otherwise shall be null, void and ineffective.
9.2 The foregoing warranties shall, for the goods and services, apply for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date of delivery according to Section 3.The warranties shall apply to Buyer, its successors, assigns and the users of goods and services covered by this Order.
9.3 If any of the goods and/or services are found to be defective or otherwise not in conformity with the warranties in this Section during the warranty period, then, Buyer, in addition to any other rights, remedies and choices it may have by law, contract or at equity, and in addition to seeking recovery of any and all damages and costs emanating therefrom, at its option and sole discretion and at Seller’s expense may: (a) require Seller to inspect, remove, reinstall, ship and repair or replace/re-perform nonconforming goods and/or services with goods and/or services that conform to all requirements of this Order; (b) take such actions as may be required to cure all defects and/or bring the goods and/or services into conformity with all requirements of this Order, in which event all related costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, material, labor and handling costs and any required re-performance of value added machining or other service) and other reasonable charges shall be for Seller’s account; and/or (c) reject and return all or any portion of such goods and/or services. Any repaired or replaced good, or part thereof, or re-performed services shall carry warranties on the same terms as set forth above, with the warranty period being the greater of the original unexpired warranty or twenty-four (24) months after repair or replacement.
10. SUSPENSION. Buyer may at any time, by notice to Seller, suspend performance of the work for such time as it deems appropriate. Upon receiving notice of suspension, Seller shall promptly suspend work to the extent specified, properly caring for and protecting all work in progress and materials, supplies and equipment Seller has on hand for performance. Upon Buyer’s request, Seller shall promptly deliver to Buyer copies of outstanding purchase orders and subcontracts for materials, equipment and/or services for the work and take such action relative to such purchase orders and subcontracts as Buyer may direct. Buyer may at any time withdraw the suspension as to all or part of the suspended work by written notice specifying the effective date and scope of withdrawal. Seller shall resume diligent performance on the specified effective date of withdrawal. All claims for increase or decrease in the cost of or the time required for the performance of any work caused by suspension shall be pursued pursuant to, and consistent with, Section 6.1.
11.1 Termination for Convenience. Buyer may terminate all or any part of this Order at any time by written notice to Seller. Upon termination (other than due to Seller’s insolvency or default including failure to comply with this Order), Buyer and Seller shall negotiate reasonable termination costs consistent with costs allowable under Section 6.1 and identified by Seller within thirty (30) days of Buyer’s termination notice to Seller, unless the parties have agreed to a termination schedule in writing.
11.2 Termination for Default. Except for delay due to causes beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of Seller and all of its suppliers (lasting not more than sixty (60) days), Buyer, without liability, may by written notice of default, terminate the whole or any part of this Order if Seller: (a) fails to perform within the time specified or in any written extension granted by Buyer; (b) fails to make progress which, in Buyer’s reasonable judgment, endangers performance of this Order in accordance with its terms; or (c) fails to comply with any of the terms of this Order. Such termination shall become effective if Seller does not cure such failure within ten (10) days of receiving notice of default. Upon termination, Buyer may procure at Seller’s expense and upon terms it deems appropriate, goods or services similar to those so terminated. Seller shall continue performance of this Order to the extent not terminated and shall be liable to Buyer for any excess costs for such similar goods or services. As an alternate remedy and in lieu of termination for default, Buyer, at its sole discretion, may elect to extend the delivery schedule and/or waive other deficiencies in Seller’s performance, making Seller liable for any costs, expenses or damages arising from any failure of Seller’s performance. If Seller for any reason anticipates difficulty in complying with the required delivery date, or in meeting any of the other requirements of this Order, Seller shall promptly notify Buyer in writing. If Seller does not comply with Buyer’s delivery schedule, Buyer may require delivery by fastest method and charges resulting from the premium transportation must be fully prepaid by Seller. Buyer’s rights and remedies in this clause are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law or equity or under this Order.
11.3 Termination for Insolvency/Prolonged Delay. If Seller ceases to conduct its operations in the normal course of business or fails to meet its obligations as they mature or if any proceeding under the bankruptcy or insolvency laws is brought by or against Seller, a receiver for Seller is appointed or applied for, an assignment for the benefit of creditors is made or an excused delay (or the aggregate time of multiple excused delays) lasts more than sixty (60) days, Buyer may immediately terminate this Order without liability, except for goods or services completed, delivered and accepted within a reasonable period after termination (which will be paid for at the Order price).
11.4 Obligations on Termination. Unless otherwise directed by Buyer, upon completion of this Order or after receipt of a notice of termination of this Order for any reason, Seller shall immediately: (a) stop work as directed in the notice; (b) place no further subcontracts or purchase orders for materials, services or facilities hereunder, except as necessary to complete any continued portion of this Order; and
(c) terminate all subcontracts to the extent they relate to work terminated. Promptly after termination of this Order and unless otherwise directed by Buyer, Seller shall deliver to Buyer all completed work, work in process, including all designs, drawings, specifications, other documentation and material required or produced in connection with such work and all of Buyer’s Confidential Information as defined in Section 16.
12. INDEMNITY AND INSURANCE.
12.1 Indemnity. Seller shall defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Buyer, its Affiliates and its or their directors, officers, employees, agents representatives, successors and assigns, whether acting in the course of their employment or otherwise, against any and all suits, actions, or proceedings, at law or in equity, and from any and all claims, demands, losses, judgments, fines, penalties, damages, costs, expenses, or liabilities (including without limitation claims for personal injury or property or environmental damage, claims or damages payable to customers of Buyer, and breaches of Sections 15 and/or 16 below) arising from any act or omission of Seller, its agents, employees, or subcontractors, except to the extent attributable to the sole and direct gross negligence of Buyer. Seller agrees to include a clause substantially similar to the preceding clause in all subcontracts it enters into related to its fulfillment of this Order. Seller further agrees to indemnify Buyer for any attorneys’ fees or other costs that Buyer incurs in the event that Buyer has to file a lawsuit to enforce any indemnity or additional insured provision of this Order.
12.2 Insurance. For the duration of this Order and for period of ten (10) years from the date of delivery of the goods or performance of the services, Seller shall maintain, through insurers with a minimum Best rating of A- VII or S&P A and licensed in the jurisdiction where goods are manufactured and/or sold and where services are performed, the following insurance: (a) Commercial General Liability, on an occurrence form, in the minimum amount of USD $2,000,000.00 per occurrence with coverage for: (i) bodily injury/property damage, including coverage for contractual liability insuring the liabilities assumed in this Order; (ii) products/completed operations liability; and (iii) all of the following types of coverages where applicable: (A) contractors protective liability; (B) collapse or structural injury; and/or (C) damage to underground utilities with all such coverages in this Section 12.2(a) applying on a primary basis, providing for cross liability, not being subject to any self-insured retention and being endorsed to name Fell Technology, its Affiliates (defined in Section 2.2(c)), directors, officers, agents and employees (collectively, the “Fell Technology Parties”) as additional insureds; (b) Employers’ Liability in the amount of USD $2,000,000.00 each occurrence; (c) Property Insurance on an “All-risk” basis covering the full replacement cost value of all property owned, rented or leased by Seller in connection with this Order and covering damage to Buyer’s property in Seller’s care, custody and control, with such policy being endorsed to name Buyer as “Loss Payee” relative to its property in Seller’s care, custody and control; and (d) appropriate Workers’ Compensation Insurance protecting Seller from all claims under any applicable Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease. All insurance specified in this Section shall be endorsed to provide a waiver of subrogation in favor of Buyer, its Affiliates (defined in Section 2.2(c)) and its and their respective employees for all losses and damages covered by the insurances required in this Section. The application and payment of any self-insured retention or deductible on any policy carried by Seller shall be the sole responsibility of Seller. Should Buyer be called upon to satisfy any self-insured retention or deductible under Seller’s policies, Buyer may seek indemnification or reimbursement from Seller where allowable by law. Upon request by Buyer, Seller shall provide Buyer with a certificate(s) of insurance evidencing that the required minimum insurance is in effect. The certificate(s) of insurance shall reference that the required coverage extensions are included on the required policies and state that: “Fell Technology, its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents and employees shall be named as additional insureds”. Copies of endorsements evidencing the required additional insured status, waiver of subrogation provision and/or loss payee status shall be attached to the certificate(s) of insurance. Buyer shall have no obligation to examine such certificate(s) or to advise Seller in the event its insurance is not in compliance herewith. Acceptance of such certificate(s), which are not compliant with the stipulated coverages, shall in no way whatsoever imply that Buyer has waived its insurance requirements.
13. ASSIGNMENT AND SUBCONTRACTING. Seller may not assign (including by change of ownership or control, by operation of law or otherwise) this Order or any interest herein including payment, without Buyer’s prior written consent. Seller shall not subcontract or delegate performance of all or any substantial part of the work called for under this Order without Buyer’s prior written consent. Any assignee of Seller shall be bound by the terms and conditions of this Order. Should Buyer grant consent to Seller’s assignment, Seller will ensure that such assignee shall be bound by the terms and conditions of this Order. Further, Seller shall advise Buyer of any subcontractor or supplier to Seller: (a) that will have at its facility any parts or components with Buyer’s or any of its Affiliates’ name, logo or trademark (or that will be responsible to affix the same); and/or (b) fifty percent (50%) percent or more of whose output from a specific location is purchased directly or indirectly by Buyer. In addition, Seller will obtain for Buyer, unless advised to the contrary in writing, written acknowledgement by such assignee, subcontractor and/or supplier to Seller of its commitment to act in a manner consistent with Buyer’s integrity policies, and to submit to, from time to time, on-site inspections or audits by Buyer or Buyer’s third party designee as requested by Buyer. If Seller subcontracts any part of the work under this Order outside of the final destination country where the goods purchased hereunder will be shipped, Seller shall be responsible for complying with all customs requirements related to such sub-contracts, unless otherwise set forth in this Order.
14. PROPER BUSINESS PRACTICES. Seller shall act in a manner consistent with Buyer’s Integrity Guide for Suppliers, Contractors and Consultants, a copy of which has been provided to Seller, all laws concerning improper or illegal payments and gifts or gratuities and agrees not to pay, promise to pay or authorize the payment of any money or anything of value, directly or indirectly, to any person for the purpose of illegally or improperly inducing a decision or obtaining or retaining business in connection with this Order. Further, in the execution of its obligations under this Order, Seller shall take the necessary precautions to prevent any injury to persons or to property.
15. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS.
15.1 General. Seller represents, warrants, certifies and covenants (“Covenants”) that it will comply with all: (a) laws applicable to the goods, services and/or the activities contemplated or provided under this Order, including, but not limited to, any national, international, federal, state, provincial or local law, treaty, convention, protocol, common law, regulation, directive or ordinance and all lawful orders, including judicial orders, rules and regulations issued thereunder, including without limitation those dealing with the environment, health and safety, employment, records retention, personal data protection and the transportation or storage of hazardous materials and (b) good industry practices, including the exercise of that degree of skill, diligence, prudence and foresight, which can reasonably be expected from a competent Seller who is engaged in the same type of service or manufacture under similar circumstances. As used in this Order, the term “hazardous materials” shall mean any substance or material defined as a hazardous material, hazardous substance, toxic substance, pesticide or dangerous good under 49 CFR 171.8 or any other substance regulated on the basis of potential impact to safety, health or the environment pursuant to an applicable requirement of any entity with jurisdiction over the activities, goods or services, which are subject to this Order. Seller agrees to cooperate fully with Buyer’s audit and/or inspection efforts (including completing and returning questionnaires) intended to verify Seller’s compliance with Sections 14 and/or 15 of this Order. Seller further agrees at Buyer’s request to provide certificates relating to any applicable legal requirements or to update any and all of the representations, warranties, certifications and covenants under this Order in form and substance satisfactory to Buyer. Buyer shall have the right to audit all pertinent records of Seller, and to make reasonable inspections of Seller facilities, to verify compliance with this Section 15.
15.2 Environment, Health and Safety.
(a) General. Seller Covenants that it will take appropriate actions necessary to protect health, safety and the environment, including, without limitation, in the workplace and during transport and has established an effective program to ensure any suppliers it uses to perform the work called for under this Order will be in compliance with Section 15 of this Order.
(b) Material Suitability. Seller Covenants that each chemical substance constituting or contained in goods sold or otherwise transferred to Buyer is suitable for use and/or transport in any jurisdiction to or through which Buyer informs Seller the goods will likely be shipped or to or through which Seller otherwise has knowledge that shipment will likely occur and is listed on or in: (i) the list of chemical substances compiled and published by the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) (15 U.S.C. § 2601), otherwise known as the TSCA Inventory, or exempted from such list under 40 CFR 720.30-38; (ii) the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (P.L. 92-516) as amended; (iii) the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (“EINECS”) as amended; (iv) the European List of Notified Chemical Substances (“ELINCS”) and lawful standards and regulations thereunder; or (v) any equivalent or similar lists in any other jurisdiction to or through which Buyer informs Seller the goods will likely be shipped or to or through which Seller otherwise has knowledge that shipment will likely occur.
(c) Material Registration and Other Documentation. Seller Covenants that each chemical substance constituting or contained in goods sold or otherwise transferred to Buyer: (i) is properly documented and/or registered as required in the jurisdiction to or through which Buyer informs Seller the goods will likely be shipped or to or through which Seller otherwise has knowledge that shipment will likely occur, including but not limited to pre-registration and registration if required, under Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (“REACH”); (ii) is not restricted under Annex XVII of REACH; and (iii) if subject to authorization under REACH, is authorized for Buyer’s use. In each case, Seller will timely provide Buyer with supporting documentation, including without limitation, (A) pre-registration numbers for each substance;
(B) the exact weight by weight percentage of any REACH Candidate List (defined below) substance constituting or contained in the goods;
(C) all relevant information that Buyer needs to meet its obligations under REACH to communicate safe use to its customers; and (D) the documentation of the authorization for Buyer’s use of an Annex XIV substance. Seller shall notify Buyer if it decides not to register substances that are subject to registration under REACH and are constituting or contained in goods supplied to Buyer at least twelve (12) months before their registration deadline. Seller will monitor the publication by the European Chemicals Agency of the list of substances meeting the criteria for authorization under REACH (the “Candidate List”) and immediately notify Buyer if any of the goods supplied to Buyer contain a substance officially proposed for listing on the Candidate List. Seller shall provide Buyer with the name of the substance as well as with sufficient information to allow Buyer to safely use the goods or fulfill its own obligations under REACH.
(d) Restricted Materials. Seller Covenants that none of the goods sold or transferred to Buyer contains any: (i) of the following chemicals: arsenic, asbestos, benzene, beryllium, carbon tetrachloride, cyanide, lead or lead compounds, cadmium or cadmium compounds, hexavalent chromium, mercury or mercury compounds, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, methyl chloroform, polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”), polybrominated biphenyls (“PBBs”), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (“PBDEs”); (ii) chemical or hazardous material otherwise prohibited pursuant to Section 6 of TSCA; (iii) chemical or hazardous material otherwise restricted pursuant to EU Directive Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) (the “ROHS Directive”); (iv) designated ozone depleting chemicals as restricted under the Montreal Protocol (including, without limitation, 1,1,1 trichloroethane, carbon tetrachloride, Halon-1211, 1301, and 2402, and chlorofluorocarbons (“CFCs”) 11-13, 111-115, 211-217); (v) substance listed on the REACH Candidate List, subject to authorization and listed on Annex XIV of REACH, or restricted under Directive 76/769/EEC and when it shall be repealed, Annex XVII of REACH; or
(vi) other chemical or hazardous material the use of which is restricted in any other jurisdiction to or through which Buyer informs Seller the goods are likely to be shipped or to or through which Seller otherwise has knowledge that shipment will likely occur, unless with regard to all of the foregoing, Buyer expressly agrees in writing and Seller identifies an applicable exception from any relevant legal restriction on the inclusion of such chemicals or hazardous materials in the goods sold or transferred to Buyer. Upon request from Buyer and subject to reasonable confidentiality provisions which enable Buyer to meet its compliance obligations, Seller will provide Buyer with the chemical composition, including proportions, of any substance, preparation, mixture, alloy or goods supplied under this Order and any other relevant information or data regarding the properties including without limitation test data and hazard information.
(e) Take-back of Electrical and Electronic Components, Including Batteries or Accumulators. Seller Covenants that, except as specifically listed on the face of this Order or in an applicable addendum, none of the goods supplied under this Order are electrical or electronic equipment or batteries or accumulators as defined by laws, codes or regulations of a jurisdiction to or through which Buyer informs Seller the goods are likely to be shipped or to or through which Seller otherwise has knowledge that shipment will likely occur, including but not limited to EU Directive Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (the “WEEE Directive”), as amended and EU Directive 2006/66/EC (26 September 2006) (the “Batteries Directive”) and/or any other legislation providing for the taking back of such electrical or electronic equipment or batteries or accumulators (collectively, “Take-Back Legislation”). For any goods specifically listed on the face of this Order or in such addendum as electrical or electronic equipment or batteries or accumulators that are covered by any Take-Back Legislation and purchased by Buyer hereunder, Seller agrees to: (i) assume responsibility for taking back such goods in the future upon the request of Buyer and treating or otherwise managing them in accordance with the requirements of the applicable Take-Back Legislation; (ii) take back as of the date of this Order any used goods currently owned by Buyer of the same class of such goods purchased by Buyer hereunder up to the number of new units being purchased by Buyer or to arrange with a third party to do so in accordance with all applicable requirements; and (iii) appropriately mark and/or label the goods as required by any applicable Take-Back Legislation. Seller will not charge Buyer any additional amounts, and no additional payments will be due from Buyer for Seller’s agreement to undertake these responsibilities.
(f) CE Directives. Seller Covenants that all goods conform with applicable Conformité Européenne (“CE”) directives for goods intended for use in the EU, including those regarding electrical/electronic devices, machinery and pressure vessels/equipment. Seller will affix the CE mark on goods as required. Seller will provide all documentation required by the applicable CE directives, including but not limited to Declarations of Conformity, Declarations of Incorporation, technical files and any documentation regarding interpretations of limitations or exclusions.
(g) Nanoscale Material. With respect to any goods sold or otherwise transferred to Buyer hereunder, Seller shall notify Buyer in writing of the presence of any engineered nanoscale material (defined for these purposes as any substance with at least one dimension of such substance known to be less than one hundred (100) nanometers in length). With respect to all such nanoscale material(s), Seller shall provide a description of its regulatory status and any safety data or other notifications that are appropriate in the EU, U.S. and any other jurisdictions to which Buyer informs Seller the goods will be shipped or to which the Seller otherwise has knowledge that shipment will likely occur.
(h) Labeling/Shipping Information. With respect to any goods or other materials sold or otherwise transferred to Buyer hereunder, Seller shall provide all relevant information, including without limitation, safety data sheets in the language and the legally required format of the location to which the goods will be shipped and mandated labeling information, required pursuant to applicable requirements such as: (i) the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) regulations codified at 29 CFR 1910.1200; (ii) EU REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, EU Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (“CLP”), EU Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, as amended, if applicable, and (iii) any other applicable law, rule or regulation or any similar requirements in any other jurisdictions to or through which Buyer informs Seller the goods are likely to be shipped or through which Seller otherwise has knowledge that shipment will likely occur, such as U.S. Department of Transportation regulations governing the packaging, marking, shipping and documentation of hazardous materials, including hazardous materials specified pursuant to 49 CFR, the International Maritime Organization (“IMO”) and the International Air Transport Association (“IATA”).
(a) Packing List and Pro Forma Invoice. In all cases, Seller must provide to Buyer, a packing list containing all information specified in Section 19 below and a commercial or pro forma invoice. The commercial/pro forma invoice shall be in English or if requested by Buyer, the language of the destination country and shall include: contact names and telephone numbers of representatives of Buyer and Seller who have knowledge of the transaction; Buyer’s order number, order line item, release number (in the case of a “blanket order”) and part number; detailed description of the merchandise; unit purchase price in the currency of the transaction; quantity; INCOTERM; the named location; “country of origin” of the goods as determined under applicable customs laws, and the appropriate export classification code for each item as determined by the law of the exporting country (for example, for exports from the U.S., Seller shall provide the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Control Classification Number).
(b) Assists. All goods and/or services provided by Buyer to Seller for the production of goods and/or services delivered under this Order, which are not included in the purchase price of the goods and/or services delivered by Seller, shall be separately identified on the invoice (i.e., consigned material, tooling, etc.). Each invoice shall also include the applicable Order number or other reference information for any consigned goods and shall identify any discounts or rebates from the base price used in determining the invoice value.
(c) Importer of Record and Drawback. If goods are to be delivered DDP (INCOTERMS 2020) to the destination country, Seller agrees that Buyer will not be a party to the importation of the goods, that the transaction(s) represented by this Order will be consummated after importation and that Seller will neither cause nor permit Buyer’s name to be shown as “Importer of Record” on any customs declaration. Seller also confirms that it has non-resident importation rights, if necessary, into the destination country and knowledge of the necessary import laws. If Seller is the importer of record for any goods, including any component parts thereof, associated with this Order, Seller shall provide Buyer with the customs documentation required by the country of import to allow Buyer to file for duty drawback and a copy of Seller’s invoice. If Seller is the importer of record as set forth above into the U.S., such documentation shall include, but not be limited to, the following customs forms, which shall be properly executed: Customs Form 7552, “Certificate of Delivery” and Customs Form 7501, “Entry Summary”.
(d) Preferential Trade Agreements. If goods will be delivered to a destination country having a trade preferential or customs union agreement (“Trade Agreement”) with Seller’s country, Seller shall cooperate with Buyer to review the eligibility of the goods for any special program for Buyer’s benefit and provide Buyer with any required documentation (e.g., NAFTA Certificate, EUR1 Certificate, GSP Declaration, FAD or other Certificate of Origin) to support the applicable special customs program (e.g., NAFTA, EEA, Lome Convention, GSP, EU-Mexico FTA, EU/Mediterranean partnerships, etc.) to allow duty free or reduced duty for entry of goods into the destination country. Similarly, should any Trade Agreement or special customs program applicable to the scope of this Order exist at any time during the execution of the same and be of benefit to Buyer in Buyer’s judgment, Seller shall cooperate with Buyer’s efforts to realize any such available credits, including counter-trade or offset credit value which may result from this Order and acknowledges that such credits and benefits shall inure solely to Buyer’s benefit. Seller shall indemnify Buyer for any costs, fines, penalties or charges arising from Seller’s inaccurate documentation or untimely cooperation. Seller shall immediately notify Buyer of any known documentation errors and/or changes to the origin of goods. Failure of Supplier to comply with the requirements of this Section shall render Supplier liable for any resulting damage and/or expense incurred by Buyer.
(e) Importer Security Filing. Seller shall provide Buyer or Buyer’s designated agent in a timely fashion with all the data required to enable Buyer’s compliance with the U.S. Customs’ Importer Security Filing regulation, see 19 CFR Part 149 (the “ISF Rule”) for all of Seller’s ocean shipments of goods to Buyer destined for or passing through a U.S. port. Seller hereby Covenants to provide Buyer or Buyer’s designated agent with accurate “Data Elements” as defined in and required by the ISF Rule in a timely fashion to ensure Buyer or Buyer’s designated agent has sufficient opportunity to comply with its filing obligations thereunder.
(f) Foreign Trade Zone. If Buyer and Seller agree to operate from a foreign trade zone (“FTZ”), any benefit arising from operation in such FTZ will inure to Buyer, and both parties will cooperate and adopt procedures designed to capture and maximize such benefit.
(g) Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties. Seller Covenants that all sales made hereunder shall be made in circumstances that will not give rise to the imposition of new anti-dumping or countervailing duties under U.S. law (19 U.S.C. § 1671), EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 1225/2009 of November 30, 2009 and Commission Decision No. 2277/96/ECSC of November 28, 1996, or similar laws in such jurisdictions or the law of any other country to which the goods may be exported. To the full extent permitted by law, Seller will indemnify, defend and hold Buyer harmless from and against any costs or expenses (including any countervailing duties which may be imposed and, to the extent permitted by law, any preliminary dumping duties that may be imposed) arising out of or in connection with any breach of this warranty. In the event that countervailing or anti-dumping duties are imposed that cannot be readily recovered from Seller, Buyer may terminate this Order with no further liability of any nature whatsoever to Seller hereunder. In the event that any jurisdiction imposes punitive or other additional tariffs on goods subject to this agreement in connection with a trade dispute or as a remedy in an “escape clause” action or for any other reason, Buyer may, at its option, treat such increase in duties as a condition of force majeure.
(h) International Trade Controls. All transactions hereunder shall at all times be subject to and conditioned upon compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations and any amendments thereto. The parties hereby agree that they shall not, except as said applicable laws and regulations may expressly permit, make any disposition by way of transshipment, re-export, diversion or otherwise, of any goods, technical data, or software, or the direct product thereof, furnished by either party in connection with this Order. The obligations of the parties to comply with all applicable export control laws and regulations shall survive any termination or discharge of any other contract obligations.
(i) Suspension/Debarment and Trade Restrictions. Seller shall provide immediate notice to Buyer in the event of Seller being suspended, debarred or declared ineligible by any government entity or upon receipt of a notice of proposed debarment from any such entity during the performance of this Order. In the event that Seller is suspended, debarred or declared ineligible by any government entity, Buyer may terminate this Order immediately without liability to Buyer. In addition, subject to applicable law, Seller agrees that it will not supply any goods to Buyer under this Order that are sourced directly or indirectly from a: (i) government of a country defined by the U.S. State Department as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” or “SST”; or (ii) company incorporated, formed or otherwise organized in a SST country or owned, in whole or in part, by the government of a SST country or a national of a SST country, regardless of where that company is located or doing business. In addition, Buyer may, from time-to-time and for business reasons, withdraw from and/or restrict its business dealings in certain jurisdictions, regions, territories and/or countries. Thus, subject to applicable law, Seller hereby agrees not to supply any goods to Buyer under this Order that are sourced directly or indirectly from any such jurisdiction, region, territory and/or country identified to Seller by Buyer, which currently includes, but is not limited to Myanmar (Burma) and North Korea.
15.4 Miscellaneous. Seller Covenants that, if applicable, it will comply with Section 211 of the Energy Reorganization Act, 10 CFR 50.7 (Employee Protection) and 29 CFR 24.2 (Obligations and Prohibited Acts), prohibiting discrimination against employees for engaging in “protected activities”, which include reporting of nuclear safety or quality concerns, and Seller shall immediately inform Buyer of any alleged violations, notice of filing of a complaint or investigation related to any such allegation or complaint. Seller Covenants that no goods or services supplied under this Order have been or will be produced: (a) utilizing forced, indentured or convict labor;
(b) utilizing the labor of persons younger than sixteen (16) years of age or in violation of the minimum working age law in the country of manufacture of the goods or performance of the services under this Order, whichever is higher; or (c) in violation of minimum wage, hours or days of service, or overtime laws in the country of manufacture or of the goods or performance of the services under this Order. If forced or prison labor, or labor below applicable minimum working age, is determined to have been used in connection with this Order, Buyer shall have the right to terminate this Order immediately without further compensation to Seller. To the extent Seller engages employees, representatives, contractors, subcontractors, agents and sub-agents (collectively, “Seller Personnel”) to perform work under this Order, Seller Covenants that it is in compliance with all applicable labor and employment laws, including but not limited to laws governing the authorization to work in the jurisdictions where such work is performed. Seller agrees to provide small business as well as minority and/or women-owned business utilization and demographic data upon request.
16. CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY. Seller shall keep confidential any: (a) any other tangible or intangible property furnished by Buyer in connection with this Order, including any drawings, specifications, data, goods and/or information; (b) technical, process, proprietary or economic information derived from drawings or 3D or other models owned or provided by Buyer; and (c) any other tangible or intangible property furnished by Buyer in connection with this Order, including any drawings, specifications, data, goods and/or information (the “Confidential Information”) and shall not divulge, directly or indirectly, the Confidential Information for the benefit of any other party without Buyer’s prior written consent. Confidential Information shall also include any notes, summaries, reports, analyses or other material derived by Seller in whole or in part from the Confidential Information in whatever form maintained (collectively, “Notes”). Except as required for the efficient performance of this Order, Seller shall not use or permit copies to be made of the Confidential Information without Buyer’s prior written consent. If any such reproduction is made with prior written consent, notice referring to the foregoing requirements shall be provided thereon. The restrictions in this Section regarding the Confidential Information shall be inoperative as to particular portions of the Confidential Information disclosed by Buyer to Seller if such information:
(i) is or becomes generally available to the public other than as a result of disclosure by Seller; (ii) was available on a non-confidential basis prior to its disclosure to Seller; (iii) is or becomes available to Seller on a non-confidential basis from a source other than Buyer when such source is not, to the best of Seller’s knowledge, subject to a confidentiality obligation with Buyer, or (iv) was independently developed by Seller, without reference to the Confidential Information, and Seller can verify the development of such information by written documentation. Upon completion or termination of this Order, Seller shall promptly return to Buyer all Confidential Information, including any copies thereof, and shall destroy (with such destruction certified in writing by Seller) all Notes and any copies thereof. Any knowledge or information, which Seller shall have disclosed or may hereafter disclose to Buyer and which in any way relates to the goods or services purchased under this Order (except to the extent deemed to be Buyer’s property as set forth in Section 4), shall not be deemed to be confidential or proprietary and shall be acquired by Buyer free from any restrictions (other than a claim for infringement) as part of the consideration for this Order, and notwithstanding any copyright or other notice thereon, Buyer shall have the right to use, copy, modify and disclose the same as it sees fit. Seller shall not make any announcement, take or release any photographs (except for its internal operation purposes for the manufacture and assembly of the goods), or release any information concerning this Order or any part thereof or with respect to its business relationship with Buyer, to any third party, member of the public, press, business entity, or any official body except as required by applicable law, rule, injunction or administrative order without Buyer’s prior written consent.
17. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INDEMNIFICATION. Seller shall indemnify, defend and hold Buyer harmless from all costs and expenses related to any suit, claim or proceeding brought against Buyer or its customers based on a claim that any article or apparatus, or any part thereof constituting goods or services furnished under this Order, as well as any device or process necessarily resulting from the use thereof, constitutes an infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right of any third party. Buyer shall notify Seller promptly of any such suit, claim or proceeding and give Seller authority, information, and assistance (at Seller’s expense) for the defense of same, and Seller shall pay all damages and costs awarded therein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any settlement of such suit, claim or proceeding shall be subject to Buyer’s consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld. If use of said article, apparatus, part, device or process is enjoined, Seller shall, at its own expense and at its option, either procure for Buyer the right to continue using said article or apparatus, part, process or device, or replace the same with a non-infringing equivalent.
18. SECURITY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT POLICY; SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY REQUIREMENTS.
18.1 Security and Business Continuity Management Policy. Seller shall have and comply with a company security and business continuity management policy, which shall be revised and maintained proactively and as may be requested by Buyer (“Security and Business Continuity Management Policy”). The Security and Business Continuity Management Policy shall identify and require Seller’s management and employees to take appropriate measures necessary to do the following:
(a) provide for the physical security of the people working on Seller’s premises and others working for or on behalf of Seller;
(b) provide for the physical security of Seller’s facilities and physical assets related to the performance of work, for Buyer or its Affiliates (“Work”) including, in particular, the protection of Seller’s mission critical equipment and assets;
(c) protect software related to the performance of the Work from loss, misappropriation, corruption and/or other damage;
(d) protect Buyer and/or its Affiliates’ and Seller’s drawings, technical data and other proprietary information related to the performance of the Work from loss, misappropriation, corruption and/or other damage;
(e) provide for the prompt recovery, including through preparation, adoption and maintenance of a crisis management and disaster recovery plan, of facilities, physical assets, software, drawings, technical data, other intellectual property and/or the Seller’s business operations in the event of a security breach, incident, crisis or other disruption in Seller’s ability to use the necessary facilities, physical assets, software, drawings, technical data or other intellectual property and/or to continue its operations; and
(f) ensure the physical integrity and security of all shipments against the unauthorized introduction of harmful or dangerous materials (such measures may include, but are not limited, physical security of manufacturing, packing and shipping areas; restrictions on access of unauthorized personnel to such areas; personnel screening; and maintenance of procedures to protect the integrity of shipments); and
(g) report to Buyer all crises and/or supply chain security breaches and/or situations where illegal or suspicious activities relating to the Work are detected. In the event of such crisis, supply chain security breach and/or the detection of illegal or suspicious activity related to the Work, Seller shall contact Buyer’s sourcing representative or the FTAS support center (Norway +47 23 96 02 51) no later than twenty-four (24) hours after inception of the incident. At a minimum, the following details must be provided: (i) date and time of the incident; (ii) site/location of the incident; and (iii) incident description.
Buyer reserves the right to receive and review a physical or electronic copy of Seller’s Security and Business Continuity Management Policy and to conduct on-site audits of Seller’s facility and practices to determine whether such policy and Seller’s implementation of such policy are reasonably sufficient to protect Buyer’s property and/or interests. If Buyer reasonably determines that Seller’s Security and Business Continuity Management Policy and/or such policy’s implementation is/are insufficient to protect Buyer’s property and/or interests, Buyer may give Seller notice of such determination. Upon receiving such notice, Seller shall have forty-five (45) days thereafter to make such policy changes and take the implementation actions reasonably requested by Buyer. Seller’s failure to take such actions shall give Buyer the right to terminate this Order immediately without further compensation to Seller.
18.2 Supply Chain Security. The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (“C-TPAT”) program of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Authorized Economic Operator for Security program of the European Union (“EU AEO”) and similar World Customs Organization SAFE Framework of Standards (collectively, “SAFE Framework”) programs are designed to improve the security of shipments in international trade. C-TPAT applies only to Sellers with non-U.S. locations that are involved in the manufacture, warehousing or shipment of goods to Buyer or to a customer or supplier of Buyer located in the U.S. EU AEO applies only to Sellers that are involved in the manufacture, warehousing or shipment of goods originating in, transported through or destined for the EU. Seller agrees that it will review the C-TPAT requirements for foreign manufacturers as outlined at: http://www.customs.gov/xp/cgov/trade/cargo_security/ctpat/security_criteria/ and the EU AEO and other SAFE Framework requirements appropriate for its business and that it will maintain and implement a written plan for security procedures in accordance with them as applicable (“Security Plan”). The Security Plan shall address security criteria such as: container security and inspection, physical access controls, personnel security, procedural security, security training and threat awareness, and information technology security. Upon request of Buyer, Seller shall:
(a) certify to Buyer in writing that it has read the C-TPAT, EU AEO and/or other applicable SAFE Framework security criteria (collectively, the “Security Criteria”), maintains a written Security Plan consistent with such Security Criteria and has implemented appropriate procedures pursuant to such plan;
(b) identify an individual contact responsible for Seller’s facility, personnel and shipment security measures and provide such individual’s name, title, address, email address and telephone and fax numbers to Buyer; and
(c) inform Buyer of its C-TPAT, EU AEO and/or other applicable SAFE Framework membership status and any changes thereto including changes to certification and/or any notice of suspension or revocation.
Where Seller does not exercise control of manufacturing or transportation of goods destined for delivery to Buyer or its customers in international trade, Seller agrees to communicate the C-TPAT, EU AEO and/or other applicable SAFE Framework recommendations and/or requirements to its suppliers and transportation providers and condition its relationship with those entities upon their implementation of such recommendations and/or requirements. Further, upon advance notice by Buyer to Seller and during Seller’s normal business hours, Seller shall make its facility available for inspection by Buyer’s representative for the purpose of reviewing Seller’s compliance with the C-TPAT, EU AEO and/or other applicable SAFE Framework security recommendations and/or requirements and with Seller’s Security Plan. Each party shall bear its own costs in relation to such inspection and review. All other costs associated with Seller’s development and implementation of Seller’s Security Plan and C-TPAT, EU AEO and/or other applicable SAFE Framework compliance shall be borne by Seller.
19. PACKING, PRESERVATION AND MARKING. Packing, preservation and marking will be in accordance with the specification drawing or as specified on the Order, or if not specified, the best commercially accepted practice will be used, which will be consistent with applicable law. All goods shall be packed in an appropriate manner, giving due consideration to the nature of the goods, with packaging suitable to protect the goods during transport from damage and otherwise to guarantee the integrity of the goods to destination. Goods that cannot be packed due to size or weight shall be loaded into suitable containers, pallets or crossbars thick enough to allow safe lifting and unloading. Vehicles that reach their destination and present unloading difficulties will be sent back to their point of departure. Seller shall place all markings in a conspicuous location as legibly, indelibly and permanently as the nature of the article or container will permit. Each package shall bear Buyer’s order number and be accompanied by a readily accessible packing list detailing the contents and including the following information on each shipment under this Order: Buyer’s order number; case number; routing center number (if provided by Buyer’s routing center); country of manufacture; destination shipping address; commodity description; gross/net weight in kilograms and pounds; dimensions in centimeters and inches; center of gravity for items greater than one (1) ton; precautionary marks (e.g., fragile, glass, air ride only, do not stack, etc.), loading hook/lifting points and chain/securing locations where applicable to avoid damage and improper handling. Seller Covenants (defined in Section 15.1) that any wood packing or wood pallet materials delivered or used to deliver, pack and/or transport any goods delivered to Buyer hereunder are in compliance with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM): Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material (WPM) in International Trade (ISPM Publication No. 15), U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 7 CFR 319.40-1 through 319.40-11, as may be changed or amended, if the goods are being shipped to the U.S., and similar laws of other jurisdictions to or through which Buyer informs Seller the goods are likely to be shipped or to or through which Seller otherwise has knowledge that shipment will likely occur. Seller shall provide Buyer with any certifications required by Buyer to evidence its compliance with the foregoing sentence.
20. GOVERNING LAW. This agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Norway, excluding any conflict-of-laws rule or principle that might refer the governance or the construction of this agreement to the law of another jurisdiction.
21. DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
21.1 If the Parties are unable to resolve any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or the performance thereof, any Party may make a written demand to the other Party for formal dispute resolution by arbitration pursuant to the Norwegian Arbitration Act 14 May 2004 no. 25, which shall constitute the exclusive forum for the adjudication of all disputes arising hereunder (except for the right of either party to seek preliminary relief from a court to avoid irreparable injury pending the outcome of an arbitration). The Parties may mutually agree upon another set of arbitration rules. The arbitration tribunal shall be composed of three arbitrators. The chairperson shall preferably have some knowledge of intellectual property law and be a legal professional. The seat of the arbitration hearing will be held in Oslo, Norway unless another location is agreed to by the Parties. The proceedings shall be conducted in English unless the parties mutually agree upon another language. The costs of the arbitration, excluding attorneys’ fees and expert witness fees, will be paid by the losing Party. Each Party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees, litigation costs and expenses of any kind in the arbitration; provided, however, that either Party may seek the award of, and the arbitrators have the power to award, specific performance, other equitable relief, compensatory damages and other out-of-pocket costs and expenses to the extent available according to the applicable law. The award of the arbitrators will be final and binding upon the Parties and any of the Parties may enforce it in any relevant court throughout the world. The Parties further agree that the provisions of this section may be enforced by any of the Parties in accordance with Section 21.
21.2 Any action or proceeding between the Parties hereunder, including enforcing any award of the arbitrators pursuant to Section 21, and any action for preliminary relief, shall be brought exclusively in the Oslo District Court in Norway. The Parties consent specifically to the personal jurisdiction of such Norwegian courts and irrevocably waive their right to contest venue in any such courts. Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or prevent a party from enforcing an arbitration award under this Agreement in any other court of competent jurisdiction. Jurisdiction and venue for any actions instituted herein will be the courts of Norway, and the Parties consent specifically to personal jurisdiction of such courts and irrevocably waive their right to contest venue in any such courts.
22. WAIVER. No claim or right arising out of a breach of this Order can be discharged in whole or in part by a waiver or renunciation unless supported by consideration and made in writing signed by the aggrieved party. Either party’s failure to enforce any provisions hereof shall not be construed to be a waiver of a party’s right thereafter to enforce each and every such provision.
23. INDEPENDENT COUNSEL. Each of the parties have been provided with an opportunity to consult with its own counsel and tax advisors with respect to this Agreement.
24. ELECTRONIC COMMERCE. Seller agrees to participate in all of Buyer’s current and future electronic commerce applications and initiatives upon Buyer’s request. For contract formation, administration, changes and all other purposes, each electronic message sent between the parties within such applications or initiatives will be deemed: (a) ”written” and a “writing”; (b) “signed” (in the manner below); and (c) an original business record when printed from electronic files or records established and maintained in the normal course of business. The parties expressly waive any right to object to the validity, effectiveness or enforceability of any such electronic message on the ground that a “statute of frauds” or any other law requires written, signed agreements. Between the parties, any such electronic documents may be introduced as evidence in any proceedings as business records originated and maintained in paper form. Neither party shall object to the admission of any such electronic document under either the best evidence rule or the business records exception to the hearsay rule. By placing a name or other identifier on any such electronic message, the party doing so intends to sign the message with his/her signature attributed to the message content. The effect of each such message will be determined by the electronic message content and by law, excluding any such law requiring signed agreements or otherwise in conflict with this paragraph.
25. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION.
25.1 “Personal Data” includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; “Buyer Personal Data” includes any Personal Data obtained by Seller from Buyer; and “Processing” includes any operation or set of operations performed upon Personal Data, such as collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, accessing, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction.
25.2 Seller, including its officers, directors, employees and/or agents, shall view and Process Buyer Personal Data only on a need-to-know basis and only to the extent necessary to perform this Order or to carry out Buyer’s further written instructions.
25.3 Seller shall use reasonable technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of Buyer Personal Data in order to prevent, among other things, accidental, unauthorized or unlawful destruction, modification, disclosure, access or loss. Seller shall immediately inform Buyer of any Security Breach involving Buyer Personal Data, where “Security Breach” means any event involving an actual, potential or threatened compromise of the security, confidentiality or integrity of the data, including but not limited to any unauthorized access or use. Seller shall also provide Buyer with a detailed description of the Security Breach, the type of data that was the subject of the Security Breach, the identity of each affected person and any other information Buyer may request concerning such affected persons and the details of the breach, as soon as such information can be collected or otherwise becomes available. Seller agrees to take action immediately, at its own expense, to investigate the Security Breach and to identify, prevent and mitigate the effects of any such Security Breach and to carry out any recovery necessary to remedy the impact. Buyer must first approve the content of any filings, communications, notices, press releases or reports related to any Security Breach (“Notices”) prior to any publication or communication thereof to any third party. Seller also agrees to bear any cost or loss Buyer may incur as a result of the Security Breach, including without limitation, the cost of Notices.
25.4 Upon termination of this Order, for whatever reason, Seller shall stop the Processing of Buyer Personal Data, unless instructed otherwise by Buyer, and these undertakings shall remain in force until such time as Seller no longer possesses Buyer Personal Data.
25.5 Seller understands and agrees that Buyer may require Seller to provide certain Personal Data (“Seller Personal Data”) such as the name, address, telephone number and email address of Seller’s representatives in transactions and that Buyer and its Affiliates and its or their contractors may store such data in databases located and accessible globally by their personnel and use it for purposes reasonably related to the performance of this Order, including but not limited to supplier and payment administration. Seller agrees that it will comply with all legal requirements associated with transferring any Seller Personal Data to Buyer, including but not limited to obtaining the consent of any data subject, where required, prior to transferring any Seller Personal Data to Buyer and/or making any required disclosures, filings or the like with relevant data privacy authorities. Buyer will be the Controller of this data for legal purposes and agrees not to share Seller Personal Data beyond Buyer, its Affiliates and its or their contractors, and to use reasonable technical and organizational measures to ensure that Seller Personal Data is processed in conformity with applicable data protection laws. “Controller” shall mean the legal entity which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data. By written notice to Buyer, Seller may obtain a copy of the Seller Personal Data and submit updates and corrections to it.
26. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Order, with documents as are expressly incorporated by reference, is intended as a complete, exclusive and final expression of the parties’ agreement with respect to the subject matter herein and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties. This Order may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall for all purposes be deemed an original and all of which shall constitute the same instrument. Facsimile signatures on such counterparts are deemed originals. No course of prior dealings and no usage of the trade shall be relevant to determine the meaning of this Order even though the accepting or acquiescing party has knowledge of the performance and opportunity for objection. The term “including” shall mean and be construed as “including, but not limited to”, unless expressly stated to the contrary. The invalidity, in whole or in part, of any of the foregoing articles or paragraphs of this Order shall not affect the remainder of such articles or paragraphs or any other article or paragraph of this Order, which shall continue in full force and effect. Further, the parties agree to give any such article or provision deemed invalid, in whole or in part, a lawful interpretation that most closely reflects the original intention of Buyer and Seller. All provisions or obligations contained in this Order, which by their nature or effect are required or intended to be observed, kept or performed after termination or expiration of an Order will survive and remain binding upon and for the benefit of the parties, their successors (including without limitation successors by merger) and permitted assigns including, without limitation, Sections 2.3(b) 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17 and 24.
Supplier Integrity Guidelines
Fell Tech is committed to unyielding integrity and high standards of business
conduct in everything we do, especially in our dealings with Fell Tech suppliers
A Message from Fell Technology
Fell Technology AS (“Fell Tech”) is committed to unyielding integrity and high standards of business conduct in everything we do, especially in our dealings with Fell Tech suppliers, contractors, consortium partners and consultants (collectively “Suppliers”). Fell Tech bases its Supplier relationships on lawful, efficient and fair practices, and Suppliers must adhere to applicable legal and regulatory requirements in their business relationships as set out in this Fell Tech Integrity Guide for Suppliers, Contractors and Consultants (the “Guide”) in connection with their activities for Fell Tech.
Suppliers are responsible for ensuring that they and their employees, workers, representatives, suppliers and subcontractors comply with the standards of conduct set out in this Guide and in other contractual obligations to Fell Tech. Please contact the Fell Tech manager you work with or any Fell Tech purchaser if you have any questions about this Guide or the standards of business conduct that all Fell Tech Suppliers must meet.
Responsibilities of Fell Tech Suppliers
You, as a Supplier to Fell Tech, agree:
- Respectful Workplace: To (i) observe applicable laws and regulations governing wages, hours, overtime, recruitment and employment contracts; (ii) allow workers to choose freely whether to organize or join associations of their own choosing for the purpose of collective bargaining as provided by local law or regulation; (iii) prohibit discrimination1, harassment and retaliation; and (iv) treat all workers fairly and with respect.
- Environment, Health and Safety: To (i) comply with applicable environmental, health and safety (EHS) laws and regulations and Fell Tech’s contractor EHS requirements; (ii) provide workers a safe and healthy workplace; and (iii) ensure that you are not adversely affecting the local community. If housing is provided or arranged, it must meet host country safety standards.
- Forced Labor: To respect human rights of your employees and others in your business operations and activities for Fell Tech, which includes the following: (i) prohibiting the use of forced labor, including prison or indentured labor, and ensuring workers are not subject to any form of physical, sexual or psychological compulsion, exploitation, violence, coercion or inhumane treatment, or other forms of human trafficking; (ii) ensuring that a worker’s identity or immigration documents are not withheld or destroyed; (iii) allowing workers to terminate their employment, for any reason, with reasonable notice; (iv) ensuring that recruitment fees of any type are not deducted from workers’ pay or otherwise charged to workers; (v) prohibiting the use of fraudulent or misleading recruitment practices; (vi) ensuring that, upon end of employment, workers are reimbursed for their return transportation costs (for workers recruited from outside the country); and (vii) providing workers with terms and conditions of employment in a language the worker understands.
- Child Labor and Young Workers: To (i) prohibit the employment of workers under sixteen (16) years of age (or local legal age if higher); and (ii) prohibit the employment of workers under eighteen (18) years of age (or local legal age if higher) for hazardous work.
- Discrimination: Fell Tech prohibits discrimination based on any protected characteristics, which include: race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, age, disability, military and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Working with Governments, Improper Payments and Dealings with Fell Tech Employees and Representatives: To maintain and enforce (i) a policy requiring adherence to lawful business practices, including a prohibition against bribery; (ii) a prohibition against offering or providing, directly or indirectly, anything of value that would constitute a bribe or a kickback, including but not limited to cash, gifts, entertainment, offers of employment, or other types of benefit, to any Fell Tech employee, Fell Tech representative, Fell Tech customer or to any government official in connection with any Fell Tech procurement, transaction or business dealing; and (iii) to agree to provide supporting data to Fell Tech when requested.
- Competition Law: Not to share or exchange any price, cost or other competitive information or engage in any collusive conduct with any third party with respect to any proposed, pending or current Fell Tech procurement.
- Intellectual Property: To respect the intellectual property rights of Fell Tech and of third parties, including all patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
- Security and Privacy: To (i) respect individual privacy rights by collecting, handling and protecting Fell Tech Personal Information responsibly and compliantly; (ii) implement and maintain appropriate physical, administrative and technical controls that meet Fell Tech standards and are designed to ensure the security and confidentiality of Fell Tech Confidential Information2 in order to prevent the unauthorized or unlawful destruction, alteration, modification or accidental loss of Fell Tech Confidential Information; and (iii) protect Supplier operations and facilities against exploitation by criminal or terrorist individuals and organizations.
- Trade Controls and Customs Matters: Not to transfer Fell Tech technical information to any third party without the express, written permission of Fell Tech, and to comply with all applicable trade control laws and regulations in the import, export, re- export or transfer of goods, services, software, technology or technical data including any restrictions on access or use by unauthorized persons or entities.
- Controllership and Tax Law: To ensure that all invoices and any customs or similar documentation submitted to Fell Tech or governmental authorities or audited by third parties in connection with transactions involving Fell Tech accurately describe the goods and services provided or delivered and the price thereof, to ensure that all documents, communications and accounting are accurate and honest and not to take or participate in any actions that may be viewed as tax evasion or the facilitation of tax evasion.
- Responsible Mineral Sourcing: To (i) adopt policies and establish systems to procure tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold and other rare earth minerals from sources that do not directly or indirectly finance armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or Conflict Affected High Risk Areas; and (ii) provide supporting data on your supply chain for tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold, or other requested rare earth minerals to Fell Tech when requested, on a platform to be designated by Fell Tech.
- Conflicts of Interest: Avoid all conflicts of interest or situations giving the appearance of a potential conflict of interest. A relevant conflict of interest typically occurs when personal interests interfere with or appear to interfere with Supplier’s ability to perform the work/services without bias. Suppliers are expected to notify Fell Tech if an actual or potential conflict of interest arises. This includes any situations of potential or apparent conflicts between Suppliers’ or their employees’ personal interests and the interests of Fell Tech.
- Confidentiality: Fell Tech Confidential Information is information created or collected by Fell Tech that would pose a risk of causing harm to Fell tech if disclosed to or used improperly, and includes but is not limited to Fell Tech Highly Confidential Information and Personal Information.
Get Help – How to Raise a Question or Concern
Subject to local laws and any legal restrictions applicable to such reporting, each Fell Tech Supplier is expected to inform Fell Tech promptly of any concern related to this Guide affecting Fell Tech, whether or not the concern involves the Supplier, as soon as the Supplier has knowledge of such an occurrence. Fell Tech Suppliers also must take such steps as Fell Tech may reasonably request to assist Fell Tech in the investigation of any such occurrence involving Fell Tech and the Supplier.
Prompt reporting is crucial — a question or concern may be raised by a Fell Tech Supplier as follows:
• By discussing with a Fell Tech Manager; OR
• By calling Fell Tech: +47 23 96 02 51 OR
• By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Suppliers do not need to be certain that a violation has occurred, but rather should raise a concern when there is a good faith belief that something improper, a violation of law or policy, has occurred. Fell Tech fully examines every integrity concern raised and takes necessary remedial actions where appropriate.
Fell Tech forbids retaliation against any person reporting such a
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address adverse impacts on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions.
"United in Integrity, Innovating a Safer, Sustainable, and Dignified Tomorrow"
Through this ethos, Fell Tech envisions a collaborative ecosystem where partners share a common goal of nurturing a world that’s secure, environmentally conscious, and respectful of human dignity. Each word in the ethos is a pillar that upholds the values Fell Tech and its partners strive to live by, painting a picture of a promising and dignified future borne out of collective integrity and innovative strides.
The Fell Tech Partnership Ethos is more than a slogan; it's a testament to our shared vision and the harmonious synergy that fuels our mutual growth and societal impact. Through these principles, we aim to cultivate a collaborative landscape where innovation thrives, and enduring partnerships flourish, all while contributing to a more promising and dignified future.
Join us in a common Partnership Ethos
At Fell Tech, the essence of our partnerships is elegantly encompassed in our ethos: "United in Integrity, Innovating a Safer, Sustainable, and Dignified Tomorrow." This ethos is not merely a collection of words, but a reflection of our collective ambition, embodying the principles and values that guide our collaborations with esteemed vendors and partners.
United in Integrity
The bedrock of our collaborations is integrity. Our unwavering commitment to ethical conduct, transparency, and mutual respect is what sets the groundwork for successful, long-term partnerships. We believe in fostering relationships based on trust and lawful adherence, ensuring an environment where honesty prevails and ethical decisions are the norm.
Innovating a Safer Tomorrow
Safety is paramount in our endeavors. Through our innovative IoT solutions, we aim to enhance safety and security across various sectors. As we navigate the path of innovation alongside our partners, the collective goal remains to create solutions that uphold the highest standards of safety, ensuring a secure tomorrow for all.
Our journey towards sustainability is a shared responsibility. We are committed to environmental stewardship, advocating for responsible business practices that minimize our ecological footprint. Together, we strive to contribute to a sustainable future by embracing eco-friendly practices and promoting responsible consumption and production.
Fostering a Dignified Tomorrow
Human dignity is at the core of our operations. We uphold the principles of respect, fairness, and inclusivity, ensuring a workplace and a society where individuals are valued and treated with the respect they deserve. Our ethos extends to advocating for human rights, equitable opportunities, and a culture that nurtures human potential.
Invitation to Join Our Endeavor
We extend a warm invitation to our vendors and partners to align with our ethos and partake in this fulfilling journey. By adhering to these guiding principles, together, we can transcend conventional boundaries, nurturing a collaborative ecosystem that propels us towards a safer, sustainable, and dignified tomorrow.