General Terms and Conditions of autogenous Vaccines of RIPAC-LABOR GmbH

General Terms and Conditions of autogenous Vaccines of RIPAC-LABOR GmbH
(May 2018)

Section 1 Applicability

  1. Performances  and  deliveries  on  the basis  of  contracts for  sale  of  pharmaceutical  products  of  RIPAC-LABOR GmbH (in the following: “Seller”) in the course  of  trade  with  companies,  governmental entities or special funds under  public  law  (in  the  following:  “Purchaser”),  will  be  provided  exclusively subject to the application of these term and conditions. 
  2. These  terms  and  conditions  of  sale shall also govern all future transactions between the parties and shall also apply  if  the  Seller  performs  delivery  despite the knowledge of differing or contrary terms.
  3. Differing or contrary terms of the Purchaser shall not apply. These contrary terms  shall  not  become  part  of  the contract, even if they are referred to in a  purchase  order,  unless  the  Seller has expressly approved their validity in writing.
  4. Amendments to these terms and conditions shall be submitted in writing via telefax  or  e-mail  to  the  Purchaser.  If the  Purchaser  does  not  object  within four (4) weeks upon receipt of the notification,  the  amendments  shall  be deemed accepted by the Purchaser. In the  event  of  amendment  of  the  terms and  conditions  the  Seller  shall  advice the Purchaser specifically of its right to object  and  the  legal consequences  of remaining silent. 

Section 2 Conclusion of the Contract

  1. The  offers  of  the  Seller  shall  be  nonbinding. A conclusion of the contract is subject to the acceptance of the Seller.
  2. The  purchase  order  shall  be  binding for  the  Purchaser  to  buy  the  outlined products (in the following: “Products”). Provided  the  Purchaser  orders  from the website of the Seller, the Purchaser receives an order confirmation, that shall  not  represent  a  binding  acceptance  of  the  binding  purchase  order. 
  3. The  binding  acceptance  of  the  purchase order can be in writing, via telefax  or  e-mail,  aural  or  implied  by  dispatch of the Products. 
  4. If needed, the Seller will require documentary  evidence  of  the  Purchaser, that  he  is  authorized  to  obtain  the  ordered Products. 

Section 3 Prices and Payment Terms

  1. Prices  are  ex  works,  exclusive  of  the respective  applicable  statutory  VAT. Additional costs for packaging and delivery occur as agreed.
  2. Unless otherwise agreed, the purchase price is due and payable net within 14 days from the date of the invoice without  deductions.  If  the  Purchaser  is  in default  of  payment,  the  Seller  is  entitled to demand a processing fee for the first  reminder  in  the  amount  of EUR 5.00 and for a further reminder in the amount of EUR 10.00.
  3. In the event the Purchaser is in delay of  payment,  the  Seller  is  entitled  to withhold  further  deliveries  or  deliver only  in  the  event  of  an  advance  payment.  Further  statutory  claims  of  the Seller remain unaffected. 

Section 4 Delivery, Passing of Risk

  1. The delivery shall be standard dispatch ex works (Incoterms 2010). 
  2. In the event the transport is carried out in  specific  transport  boxes,  coolers  or other  loaned  packaging  of  the  Seller, those remain property of the Seller and shall be returned. 
  3. The  risk  of  loss  or  damage  to  the Products passes to the Purchaser upon shipment or transfer to the transport company. In the event of delay of the delivery, caused by the Purchaser, the passing of risk shall have already taken place when the Seller gives notification to the Purchaser that the Products are ready for shipment. 
  4. In  general,  all  dates  of  delivery  given by  the  Seller  are  non-binding  as  long as they are not approved “binding” by the Seller.  
  5. In  the  event  for  the  Seller  unforeseen events  occur  (in  particular  force majeure, breakdowns) which influence the  completion  and  delivery  of  the Products  significantly,  the  delivery  period is prolonged by the period of duration  of  the  resultant  delay.  The  Purchaser  shall  waive  all  his  rights  and claims  against  the  Seller  during  this period.
  6. If the Seller defaults, he shall be liable for  the  caused  damage  of  the  Purchaser only for intent and gross negligence. Further claims shall remain unaffected. 

Section 5 Material provided by the Purchaser

  1. The  Seller  himself  shall  not  be  liable for the adequate quality and suitability of the products provided for processing and  manufacturing  of  the  end  product as well as for the arrangements for appropriate packaging and transport until the provided products arrive at the laboratory of the Seller. 
  2. The  Seller  shall  not  assume  any  warranty  or  liability  for  defects  or  quality degradation of the end product due to infectious material. He shall not be liable  for  any  damages  that  are  caused by  defects  or  the  unsuitability  of  the provided material. 
  3. Any material provided by the Purchaser to the Seller for processing purposes shall become property of the Seller and shall be solely owned by the Seller. This shall  also  apply  to  pathogens which are extracted or otherwise generated  from  such  materials.  Further, the  Seller  is  entitled  to  conduct  in  its sole  discretion  additional  tests  and analyses  using  the  materials  beyond those tests and analyses ordered.

Section 6 Methodology
The  Seller  shall  execute  his  analysis  according to state-of-the-art methods and utilities  of  science  and  technology.  As  far  as possible, analysis shall be executed according to official stipulations and guidelines. As far as such stipulations and/or guidelines do not  exist  in  individual  cases, the  Seller  will apply his own procedures.  . 

Section 7 Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights

  1. Both  parties  may  only  advertise  with their  business  relation  after  prior  consent  of  the  respective  other  party,  in particular,  with  the  business  name, substantial  parts  of  the  company and/or  the  company  logo  of  the  respective other party.
  2. Unless expressly agreed otherwise, all intellectual or industrial property rights to all products, information and/or data, such as analyses and technical or other  documentation,  developed  and/or made  available  during  the  preparation for and/or performance of the contract vest exclusively in the Seller. 
  3. The  Purchaser  states  and  warrants towards  the  Seller  that  the  material, provided  by  him,  is  not  infringing  on any third-party rights in the preparation for and/or performance of the contract. The  Purchaser  indemnifies  the  Seller against  all  claims  in  this  regard  and shall  compensate  all  damage  or  loss that results from such an infringement and  that  is  payable  by  the  Seller  or  a party that relies on such a right. 

Section 8 Application of autogenous Vaccines

  1. In  course  of  an  application  of  the Product,  the  remaining  risk  of  intolerance is never to be completely excluded. Therefore, and for the avoidance of damages,  the  Purchaser  is  obliged  to firstly test the Product in accordance to the respective supplementary sheet.
  2. The  Purchaser  shall  inform  the  Seller immediately,  or  at  least  within  48 hours, of becoming aware of any possible  adverse  events  concerning  the Products.
  3. The Purchaser shall cooperate with the Seller  in  relation  to  follow-up  actions. Every  request  for  additional  information  must  be  complied  with  in  the best possible way within one week. 

Section 9 Offset, Right to Retain and Assignment

  1. The  Purchaser  shall  only  be  entitled  to exercise a right of setoff against the Seller  on  basis  of  counterclaims  which  are undisputed  or  have  been  adjudicated with res judicata effect.
  2. The Purchaser is entitled to claim retainer rights only to the extent such rights are based on the same transaction. 
  3. No  assignment  of  the  rights  of  the  Purchaser under the contract with the Seller to  third  parties  is  permitted,  whether  in whole or in part.

Section 10 Retention of Title

  1. The  Seller  shall  retain  title  to  the  delivered goods according to sec. 449 para. 1 BGB (German Civil Code) until receipt of all  payments  under  the  contract  (in  the following: “Reserved Products”). 
  2. The  Purchaser  shall  make  immediate notification  in  writing to the  Seller  in  the event  of  attachment  or  other  third-party intervention  affecting  the  Reserved Products.  The  Purchaser  shall  be  liable for  the  loss  incurred,  as  far  as  the  third party  is  unable  to  reimburse  the  judicial or extrajudicial expenses of the Seller.
  3. If the Reserved Products are inseparably combined  or  mixed  with  other  products being  not  under  property  of  the  Seller, then  the  Seller  shall  acquire  coownership  of  the  products  in  proportion of the value of the invoice. The Purchaser transfers the co-ownership to the Seller.  The  Purchaser  shall  only  keep  the ownership  or  co-ownership  of  the  Seller for him.
  4. The  Purchaser  undertakes  that  if  he  resells Products that have not been paid, in part  or  in  full,  the  receivables  from  his customer  arising from this  resale  will  be assigned to the Seller, which assignment will  then  be  regarded  as  partial  or  full payment, as the case may be. The Purchaser is obliged to forward the relevant details  to  the  Seller  immediately  on  request  so  the  Seller  can  collect  the amount owing directly from the customer. The  amount  that  the  customer  pays  to the Seller is to be deducted from the total amount  owing  by  the  Purchaser  to  the Seller.

Section 11 Warranty

  1. Precondition  for  any  warranty  claim  of the  Purchaser  is  the  Purchaser’s  full compliance with all requirements regarding  inspection  and  objection  established by  sec.  377  HGB  (German  Commercial Code).
  2. The Seller shall not be liable for a loss in quality  or  decreases  in  effectiveness  of the  delivered  Products,  if  the  Products were not stored properly or beyond durability limit by the Purchaser. 
  3. Warranty  claims  shall  be  time-barred after twelve (12) months of the passage of  risk,  provided  that  the  delivery  of  defective goods does not present an intentional breach of duty.

Section 12 Liability

  1. In case of intent or gross negligence the Seller is liable according to the provisions of  applicable  law;  the  same  applies  in case  of  breach  of  fundamental  contract obligations.  To  the  extent  the  breach  of contract  is  unintentionally,  the  liability  of the Seller for damages shall be limited to the replacement of the Product.
  2. Claims  for  damages  under  the  Product Liability  Act,  the  Medicinal  Products  Act and for culpable damage to life, body or health shall remain unaffected.
  3. The Seller shall not be liable for damages resulting from an improper application of the Products.

Section 13 Confidentiality

The Seller shall be obliged to keep any data and/or information concerning the contractual relationship  confidential,  unless  such  data respective information is generally accessible or is a matter of common knowledge.

Section 14 Resale of the Products

  1. In the event of a resale of the Products of the Seller, it is only permitted to offer, sell or submit the Products in original  packaging.  A  retail  sale  of  partial quantities  or  parts  of  a  delivery  is  not allowed.
  2. The  Purchaser  undertakes  to  deliver the Products to a third party only with due observance/the addition of the accompanying  information  leaflet,  instructions  for  use  and  supplementary sheets.

Section 15 Data Protection

  1. Any  personal  data  (e.g.  title,  first name,  last  name  and/or  business name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone  and  fax  numbers,  bank  account and credit card number) shall be used  by  the  Seller  according  to  the provisions of the German data protection law.
  2. Any  personal  data  of  the  Purchaser recorded  by  the  Seller  are  exclusively collected and used for the implementation of the respective contract between the parties.

Section 16 Miscellaneous

  1. The  parties’  relations  regarding  this contract shall be governed by the laws of  the  Federal  Republic  of  Germany excluding  the  UN  Convention  of  Contracts  for  the  International  Sale  of Goods.
  2. Jurisdiction and venue for all legal disputes shall lie with the courts of Potsdam. In addition, the Seller shall be entitled  to  file  suit  at  the  Purchaser’s place of general jurisdiction.
  3. Place of fulfillment for all performances is the registered seat of the Seller.
  4. In  the  event  that  individual  terms  of these  terms  and  conditions  should  be or become invalid or should be in conflict  with  requirements  of  law,  the  validity  of  these  terms  and  conditions shall  not  otherwise  be  affected  thereby. The parties shall by mutual agreement replace the invalid term by such valid  term  as  comes  the  closest  in  a legally  valid  manner  to  the  economic intend of the invalid term. The foregoing  provision  shall  apply  mutatis  mutandis in the case of contractual gaps.
  5. This terms and conditions are executed  in  the  German  and  English  languages. In case of any discrepancies, the German version shall prevail.

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