Terms and Conditions of Sale
All orders are shipped FOB Madison, WI, unless otherwise specified. Products considered hazardous for shipping by the U.S. DOT require special packing, and must ship via specific carriers. For expedited shipping, please contact our customer service department at 888-356-9100 for details.
- Add sales/use tax on the total merchandise, including shipping and handling charges
except for the following States.
- Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Utah, and Wyoming add sales/use tax on total merchandise only.
- In Hawaii add general excise tax.
- Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, & Oregon do not add tax.
Pricing and Quantity Discounts
Products, prices, and photographs are subject to change without notice. Quantity Discounts do not apply when combining sizes, colors, styles, etc.
Returns and Exchanges
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your order, call us within 60 days of the sale date for resolution of the problem and for return shipping instructions. You must contact Conney Safety’s Customer Service Department prior to returning any products. Items must be returned within 30 days of the Return Goods Authorization date. All returns must be shipped prepaid, in resalable condition, and are subject to inspection for damage or misuse prior to issuance of a credit or refund. Special order and direct ship items are subject to the prior approval and the returned goods policy of the manufacturer, which may include restocking fees. Items with custom artwork or imprints and custom ordered locks are not returnable, unless the problem is due to our error.
Our Customer Service Department is available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT (Monday through Friday) for taking orders, providing assistance and Technical Support. Take advantage of our Same Day Shipment on credit approved orders by placing your order by 1:00 p.m. CT (Monday through Friday) at 800-356-9100. If you’re not sure which product to use in your specific application, we offer free Technical Support at 800-462-1947.
Conney Safety will occasionally send catalogs, e-mail and/or faxes to individuals who have given us their contact information. From time-to-time we trade names and addresses but not telephone, email or fax information with other reputable companies whose products or services might interest you. If you would prefer not to receive catalogs, e-mails or faxes from Conney Safety or would like your name excluded from being traded, please call us at 800-356-9100 or send us an email (please include your name and mailing address in the message) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WESCO’S Terms and Conditions Control the Agreement
A. These terms and conditions are incorporated into and made a part of the agreement or proposal (“Agreement”) by WESCO Distribution, Inc. and any of its domestic subsidiaries, unincorporated divisions, or affiliates (“WESCO”) to sell to the named Buyer the goods referenced on the face of this document (“Goods”) and services (including, without limitation, any material management, assembly and kitting services, and engineering and design services [whether performed by WESCO or a subcontractor]) referenced on the face of this document (“Services”). The Agreement expressly limits Buyer’s acceptance to these terms and conditions. Buyer may reject the Agreement by not ordering or receiving any Goods or Services. The Agreement does not constitute an acceptance by WESCO of any offer or counteroffer of Buyer, and WESCO hereby rejects any additional, different, or inconsistent terms, conditions, or limitations contained in or incorporated by reference in any forms, purchase orders, or other documents of Buyer that already have been or hereafter may be presented to WESCO with respect to the Agreement.
B. If Buyer has submitted or will submit additional and/or different terms and conditions to WESCO, or submit a counteroffer to WESCO, WESCO’s subsequent performance will not be construed as either acceptance of Buyer’s additional and/or different terms and conditions or Buyer’s counteroffer, nor will WESCO’s subsequent performance be viewed as a willingness to accept any provision of the Uniform Commercial Code, as adopted by any State or Commonwealth, that is contrary or in addition to any of the terms and conditions hereof.
A. Unless otherwise agreed to by WESCO in writing, WESCO’s prices for the Goods and Services will be the prices stated on the face of this document or WESCO’s standard prices for such Goods and Services as of the date hereof, provided that, where standard prices for Goods in the quantities ordered as calculated by WESCO extend beyond two decimal places, WESCO shall round such prices for Goods to the nearest two decimal places for purposes of determining Buyer’s payment obligation with respect to such Goods; provided, however, that WESCO may change the price for the Goods and Services in accordance with any change to its standard pricing for such Goods and Services prior to the date of shipment of Goods or performance of Services, as the case may be.
B. The prices of any and all Goods and Services shall be confidential, and Buyer shall not disclose such prices to any unrelated third party. WESCO and Buyer acknowledge and agree that money damages for any and all breaches of Buyer’s obligation not to disclose the price of any Goods or Services is both incalculable and insufficient and that any such breach would irreparably harm WESCO. Therefore, in the event of an actual or prospective breach of the obligation of Buyer not to disclose the prices of any Goods and Services, WESCO shall be entitled to a permanent and/or a preliminary injunction to prevent or remedy such breach and shall have the right to specific enforcement of this Agreement against Buyer in addition to any other remedies to which WESCO may be entitled at law or in equity.
Unless WESCO has expressly agreed otherwise in writing, it is Buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the Goods and Services are the ones that it has requested and that all specifications and quantities are correct. WESCO HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES THAT GOODS AND SERVICES CONFORM TO ANY SPECIFICATIONS, DRAWINGS, DESIGNS, OR SAMPLES.
Shipment of Goods; Performance of Services
A. Shipment of all Goods shall be made F.O.B. point of shipment (Ex Works WESCO’s facility per INCOTERMS 2000 for international shipments). Buyer shall bear the risk of loss and damage to Goods after delivery to the point of shipment.
B. Any shipping dates for Goods or performance dates for Services given in advance of actual shipment of Goods or performance of Services are WESCO’s best estimates for informational purposes only, and deliveries of Goods and performance of Services will be made subject to prior orders on file with WESCO. Unless otherwise agreed to by WESCO in writing, WESCO may, in its sole discretion, use any commercial carriers for shipment of the Goods. WESCO will use its reasonable efforts to comply with Buyer’s requests as to method and route of transportation, but WESCO reserves the right to use an alternate method or route of transportation, whether or not at a higher rate.
C. Unless otherwise agreed to by WESCO in writing, Buyer will pay all insurance costs in connection with delivery of the Goods, if any, and be responsible for filing and pursuing claims with carriers for loss of, or damage to, Goods in transit.
D. Buyer is responsible for obtaining at its sole cost and expense any and all necessary licenses and permits for the Goods and Services, including, without limitation, any licenses and permits for transportation.
E. If Buyer is unable to receive the Goods when they are tendered, Buyer will be liable to WESCO for any losses, damages, or additional expenses incurred or suffered by WESCO as a result of Buyer’s inability to receive the Goods.
F. Buyer immediately will inspect all Goods upon its receipt of them and will be deemed to accept the Goods upon receipt. Any claims for shortages or discrepancies will be waived by Buyer unless made in writing to WESCO within five days of receipt of the Goods.
G. For wire and cable, delivery length tolerance is ± 10%. Cutting and Reel charges will apply when other than standard manufacturer lengths are requested and delivery lead-times may be adjusted.
H. WESCO may cancel in whole or in part any order for Goods or Services under the Agreement at any time.
I. Until Buyer has fully and finally paid all amounts owed to WESCO for any Goods, Buyer shall hold such Goods in trust for WESCO, and WESCO may repossess them if Buyer fails to pay for them in a timely fashion.
A. All payments for Goods and Services must be made in United States currency unless specified in writing by WESCO. Payments for Goods and Services will be made by such means as WESCO may specify, such as by check or wire transfer, provided that WESCO may refuse, in its sole discretion, payment by any means, including, without limitation, credit cards.
B. Payment for Goods and Services is due within 30 days from the date of WESCO’s invoice; provided, however, that WESCO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to require full payment in cash before order entry, shipment, or delivery.
C. WESCO shall have the right to offset any and all amounts due and owing from WESCO to Buyer under this Agreement, including, without limitation, any chargebacks or rebates, against any amounts due and owing from Buyer to WESCO under this Agreement.
D. If Buyer defaults in payment, Buyer will be liable for all collection costs incurred by WESCO including, but not limited to, attorneys’ and collection agency fees, and all related disbursements.
E. If Buyer does not pay when payment is due, past due amounts are subject to service charges of one and a half percent (1 ½%) per month or the maximum percentage rate permitted by law, whichever is less.
The purchase price of the Goods and Services does not include transportation taxes and sales, use, excise, import, or any similar tax or other governmental charge arising pursuant to or in connection with the sale, purchase, processing, delivery, storage, use, consumption, performance, or transportation of the Goods and Services. Buyer is responsible for payment of any transportation taxes, and any present or future sales, use, excise, import, or any similar tax or other governmental charge applicable to the Agreement and to the sale and/or furnishing of the Goods and Services.
Buyer may cancel its order for Goods and/or Services, but only if WESCO agrees to such cancellation in writing and only after Buyer pays reasonable charges for expenses already incurred and commitments made by WESCO in connection with the placement of such order(s).
Disclaimer of Warranties
WESCO HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WHETHER ARISING BY CONTRACT, AT LAW, IN EQUITY, BY STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ANY WARRANTY AGAINST DEFECTS IN DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND WORKMANSHIP, ANY WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTY AGAINST REDHIBITORY DEFECTS, ANY WARRANTY OF GOOD TITLE, AND ANY WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, OR COPYRIGHTS. WESCO shall, however, if given prompt written notice by Buyer of any claim of alleged patent, trademark, or copyright infringement with respect to any Goods use its reasonable efforts to secure for Buyer such indemnity rights as the manufacturer may offer with respect to such Goods.
Buyer’s EXCLUSIVE remedy against WESCO for any claim for or arising out of any in a Good tendered to Buyer is the repair or replacement of the Good, or alternatively, at WESCO’s sole election, a refund of the purchase price of the Good. Buyer’s EXCLUSIVE remedy against WESCO arising out of any defect in, or in connection with, any Service provided hereunder is the re-performance of that Service or, at WESCO’s sole election, a refund of the purchase price of the Service. These remedies will only be available to Buyer for one year after the Good is tendered or Service is provided to Buyer, and WESCO’s obligations under this Section 9 will be void unless Buyer provides WESCO with notice of the defect in the Good or Service within 30 days of discovery of the defect. Any Good returned to WESCO for repair, replacement, or refund under this Section 9 will be returned by Buyer in accordance with WESCO’s return material authorization procedures then in effect. Returns for a refund may be subject to restocking fees.
Limitation of Liability
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, IN NO EVENT WILL: (A) WESCO BE LIABLE TO BUYER FOR ANY CIRCUMSTANTIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, CONTINGENT, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, LIQUIDATED, MATERIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, SPECULATIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, SALES OR REVENUES, COST OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, LOST BUSINESS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, OR ATTORNEYS FEES OR COURT COSTS ARISING IN ANY MANNER PURSUANT TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGREEMENT, THE GOODS OR THE SERVICES (EVEN IF WESCO IS MADE AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR SUCH DAMAGES); AND (B) WESCO’S TOTAL LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY GOOD OR SERVICE EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF SUCH GOOD OR SERVICE.
A. Upon prompt notice by Buyer of any claim of U.S. patent, copyright, or trademark infringement with respect to any Goods or Services, WESCO will use its reasonable efforts to secure for Buyer such indemnity rights as the manufacturer may customarily give with respect to such Goods. This Section 10 sets forth Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy against WESCO regarding the infringement by any Goods or Services of any third-party intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, any patents or trademarks.
B. Buyer will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless WESCO, its shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives from and against all losses, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses including, but not limited to, property damage, loss of profits or revenue, loss of use of any property, cost of capital, cost of purchased or replacement power or temporary equipment, personal or bodily injury, or death (“Losses”), that may arise pursuant to or in connection with the Agreement, the Goods, or the Services (including, without limitation, Losses arising in connection with the performance of Services on Buyer’s premises by WESCO’s employees, representatives, agents, or subcontractors), regardless of whether such Losses are suffered directly by Buyer or arise pursuant to or in connection with a third-party suit, claim, counterclaim, demand, judgment, or other action (each a “Claim”) and regardless of whether or not WESCO or any third party is proportionately negligent with respect to such Losses and/or Claim, provided that Buyer need not indemnify WESCO for WESCO’s obligation, if any, to Buyer under Section 9 above. For the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, this indemnification obligation requires Buyer to pay any judgments against WESCO or any other indemnified party resulting from any Claim, any court costs of WESCO or any other indemnified party in connection with any Claim, and any reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements incurred by WESCO or any other indemnified party in WESCO’s defense of any Claim. WESCO will have the sole and exclusive right to conduct the defense of any Claim at Buyer’s sole and exclusive cost and expense. Buyer’s indemnification obligation does not depend on the truth or accuracy of any allegations made against WESCO, Buyer, or any third party.
Goods sold by WESCO are designed to meet stated U.S. safety standards and regulations. Because local safety standards and regulations may vary significantly, WESCO cannot guarantee that the Goods meet all applicable requirements in each locality. Buyer assumes responsibility for compliance with such safety standards and regulations in the localities in which the Goods will be shipped, sold, and used. Before purchase and use of any Goods, Buyer should review the product application, and national and local codes and regulations, and verify that the use and installation of the Goods will comply with them.
WESCO shall have and retain all right, title, and interest in and to any and all trade secrets, technical data, sales service and product plans, methodologies, techniques, designs, molds, tools, samples, systems, know-how, expertise, and other proprietary information that it may use pursuant to or in connection with any Services, and Buyer shall not obtain a license to, or any other property rights in, any such WESCO property pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement.
Export Controls; Availability; Laws
A. Certain Goods may be subject to export controls under the laws, regulations and/ or directives of the United States and various other countries. Buyer must comply with such laws and regulations and not export, re-export, or transfer these Goods to any country to which such export, re-export, or transfer is forbidden or without first obtaining all required authorizations or licenses.
B. Due to government regulations and product availability, not all goods sold by WESCO may be available in every area.
C. Buyer hereby warrants and represents that it will comply with any and all Laws with respect to the purchase, use, and operation of any and all Goods and Services. For purposes hereof, “Laws” means any international, multinational, national, foreign, federal, state, municipal, local (or other political subdivision) or administrative laws, constitutions, statutes, codes, ordinances, rules, regulations, requirements, standards, policies or guidances having the force of law, treaties, judgments, or orders of any kind or nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, any judgment or principle of common law.
Interpretation of the Agreement
None of WESCO’s or Buyer’s shareholders, directors, officers, partners, managers, employees, agents, or representatives have any authority to orally modify or alter in any way the terms and conditions of the Agreement. The terms, conditions, and limitations set forth in the Agreement can be modified, altered, or added to only by a subsequent written instrument signed by an authorized representative of WESCO or by language included on the face hereof. Regardless of how many times Buyer purchases, or has purchased, goods and services from WESCO by whatever means, each time Buyer accepts the Agreement, Buyer and WESCO enter into a separate agreement that will be interpreted without reference to any other agreement between Buyer and WESCO, or what Buyer may claim to be a course of dealing or course of performance that has arisen between Buyer and WESCO. No inconsistent usage of trade or industry custom, if any, prior to, contemporaneous with, or subsequent to the making of the Agreement will waive, vary, serve to explain, or serve to interpret any of the terms, conditions, and limitations of the Agreement. The Agreement is the sole and exclusive agreement with respect to the matters discussed herein and the provision of Goods and Services hereunder (except for any contemporaneous writing agreed to in writing by WESCO expressly modifying the terms and conditions hereof, which is hereby incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof) and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings, negotiations, inducements, representations, or conditions, whether oral or written, whether expressed or implied, with respect to such matters. Failure by WESCO to enforce any of the terms, conditions, and limitations of the Agreement will not constitute a waiver of those terms, conditions, and limitations or a waiver of any other terms, conditions, or limitations of the Agreement, and the failure of WESCO to exercise any right (whether provided by the Agreement, law, equity, or otherwise) arising from Buyer’s default under the Agreement will not constitute a waiver of that right or any other rights.
WESCO will not be liable for its failure to perform under the Agreement (including, without limitation, the failure to deliver any Goods or perform any Services) due to circumstances beyond its control, including, without limitation, fire, flood, earthquake, pestilence or similar catastrophe; war, act of terrorism, or strike; lack or failure of transportation facilities, shortage of suitable parts, materials or labor; any existing or future law, rule, regulation, decree, treaty, proclamation, or order of any governmental agency; inability to secure fuel, materials, supplies, equipment, or power at reasonable prices or in sufficient amounts; act of God or the public enemy; or any other event or cause beyond WESCO’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, any delay caused by Buyer (each, a “Force Majeure Event”). If any Force Majeure Event prevents WESCO’s performance of any of its obligations under the Agreement, WESCO will have the right to (a) change, terminate, or cancel the Agreement, or (b) omit during the period of the Force Majeure Event all or any portion of the quantity of the Goods deliverable during that period, whereupon the total quantity deliverable under the Agreement will be reduced by the quantity omitted. If WESCO is unable to supply the total demands for any Goods to be delivered under the Agreement due to a Force Majeure Event, WESCO will have the right to allocate its available supply among its customers in whatever manner WESCO deems to be fair and equitable. In no event will WESCO be obligated to purchase materials from other than its regular sources of supply in order to enable it to supply Goods to Buyer under the Agreement. No change, cancellation, or proration by WESCO will be deemed to be a breach of any clause, provision, term, condition, or covenant of the Agreement.
Choice of Law; Choice of Venue
The negotiation, execution, performance, termination, interpretation, and construction of the Agreement will be governed by the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, except for Pennsylvania’s choice of law rules, and expressly excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. If either WESCO or Buyer brings a lawsuit or any other action arising out of the Agreement against the other party, such party must file its lawsuit or other action in a state or federal court located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. WESCO and Buyer expressly submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts and consent to venue in those courts, and WESCO and Buyer consent to extra-territorial service of process on WESCO and Buyer. In the event of litigation pertaining to any matter covered by the Agreement, each of WESCO and Buyer hereby agree to waive any right that it may have to a jury trial of any or all issues that may be raised in such litigation. Nothing contained in the Agreement will be construed to limit or waive any rights of WESCO under applicable United States federal, state, or local laws. Any provision of the Agreement held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable will be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions hereof.
Any director, officer, employee, representative, or agent of Buyer signing or otherwise entering into this Agreement hereby represents and warrants that he or she is duly authorized to execute and enter into this Agreement on behalf of Buyer.