Terms and Conditions of Purchase

Last revised May 6, 2013


    These Terms and Conditions of Purchase shall be incorporated as part of and shall apply to purchases of goods and/or services under any Purchase Order from Radio Sound, Inc. (“Buyer”), to Seller to which they are attached or in which they are otherwise referenced (the “Order”). Seller’s acceptance of the Order shall occur upon the earlier of

    1. Seller’s acknowledgement of the Order, or
    2. Seller’s commencement of manufacturing or shipment of goods or performance of services under the Order.

    ACCEPTANCE OF THE ORDER SHALL CONSTITUTE SELLER’S AGREEMENT TO COMPLY WITH AND BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE. ANY ADDITIONAL OR INCONSISTENT TERMS OR CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN ANY QUOTATION, BID, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, OR OTHER DOCUMENT OF SELLER ARE OBJECTED TO BY BUYER AND SHALL NOT BE EFFECTIVE OR BINDING AS TO BUYER UNLESS AGREED TO IN A WRITING BY BUYER OR BY AN AUTHORIZED MEMBER OF BUYER’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT. Upon acceptance, the Order constitutes the entire agreement of Buyer and Seller regarding its subject matter. Trade usage and course of dealing or performance shall not be employed to vary, explain, or supplement these Terms and Conditions of Purchase. Any reference in the Order to any bid, proposal, or offer of sale is deemed to be limited to the description of the goods and shall not affect or modify these Terms and Conditions of Purchase.


    Buyer requires 100 percent on-time deliveries and/or performance; therefore, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE OF THE ORDER. Unless otherwise set forth in the Order, any premium shipping expenses, overtime expenses, and other related expenses necessary to meet Buyer’s delivery or performance schedules shall be Seller’s sole responsibility. Seller shall not anticipate delivery, however, by purchasing materials or manufacturing goods in excess of what is reasonably required to meet Buyer’s delivery schedule. Items received in advance of such schedule may, at Buyer’s option, be returned at Seller’s risk of loss and expense or be accepted, with payment withheld until the scheduled delivery date. Buyer shall have no liability to Seller for Buyer’s failure to perform any of its obligations under the Order if such failure arises out of or relates to causes or events beyond Buyer’s control. Deliveries in excess of those authorized by Buyer shall be at Seller’s risk of loss and may be returned to Seller or disposed of by Buyer without any liability to Seller. Seller shall pay Buyer for all packaging, handling, sorting, transportation, storage, and other expenses in connection with Buyer’s return of such excess goods.


    All invoices for goods must reference the Order number, the Buyer’s part number, the Buyer’s part description, the quantity of pieces in the shipment, the number of cartons or containers in the shipment, the bill of lading number, and other information required by Buyer. For international shipments, Seller shall include a customs valuation invoice with a master packing slip and shall furnish all other required export/import documents.
    Seller shall furnish

    1. all documents required to obtain export credits and customs drawbacks;
    2. certificates of origin of the materials and goods supplied and the value added in each country;
    3. all NAFTA and other related documents;
    4. all required export licenses or authorizations; and
    5. any other documents requested by Buyer or any of its customers.

    Seller warrants that the contents of such documents shall be true and accurate. Seller shall indemnify Buyer for any damages, including without limitation duties, interest, and penalties, arising from a false or inaccurate statement.


    1. Buyer (or Buyer’s customer, including any governmental agency) shall have the right, but not the obligation, to inspect goods and services at times and places designated by Buyer before, during, or after delivery or performance. If an inspection takes place at the premises of Seller or its suppliers, Seller shall provide, at Seller’s expense, all reasonable facilities and assistance to such inspectors. Seller shall maintain a test and inspection system acceptable to Buyer.
    2. If Buyer determines that any goods provided or services performed under the Order are defective or fail to conform to the requirements of the Order (including Seller’s warranties and covenants under these Terms and Conditions of Purchase), Buyer may reject or revoke acceptance of such goods or services and may
      1. terminate all or any part of the Order (as provided hereunder);
      2. repair or return such goods to Seller for repair or replacement (at Seller’s risk of loss and expense of unpacking, examining, repacking, and reshipping); and/or
      3. retain such goods or services at an adjusted price.

      Seller shall be liable for any special, consequential, and incidental damages of Buyer. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies provided hereunder, at law, or in equity. Buyer’s inspection of goods, whether during manufacture, prior to delivery, or within a reasonable time after delivery, does not constitute acceptance of any work-in-process or finished goods. Buyer’s acceptance, inspection, or failure to inspect does not relieve Seller of any of its responsibilities or warranties.


    1. In addition to any other express or implied warranties provided by law or otherwise, Seller warrants with respect to goods and services provided under the Order that
      1. Seller has clear title, free of all liens and encumbrances;
      2. there are no claims of third parties of any nature whatsoever arising out of or related to the goods or services;
      3. all goods (including without limitation hardware, software, firmware, and systems consisting of goods working together) and services are new and in strict conformance with the specifications, drawings, samples, designs, or other descriptions furnished to or by Buyer, and shall be merchantable, of good quality and workmanship, free from defects in material, design, and workmanship, and fit for Buyer’s particular purpose;
      4. all services shall be performed in a competent manner in accordance with the requirements of the Order and shall fulfill the particular purpose intended;
      5. prices charged herein are as low as any net price now given by Seller to any other customer for similar goods or services, and if at any time during the contract period lower prices are quoted any other party for similar goods or services, such lower net prices shall, from that time, be substituted for the prices contained herein; and
      6. the sale or use of the goods or services covered by the Order shall not infringe or contribute to the infringement of any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other proprietary rights.
    2. These warranties extend to Buyer and its successors and assigns and to customers and users of Buyer’s products or services.
    3. The warranty period shall be the longest term provided by applicable law and shall commence on the date of Buyer’s acceptance of the goods or services. A new warranty period shall commence from the date of acceptance of any replacements of goods or services that are defective or that fail to conform to the requirements of the Order.
    4. Remedies for breach of these warranties are cumulative and shall include those provided under these Terms and Conditions of Purchase and any available at law, or in equity.

    1. Buyer may terminate all or any part of its purchases under the Order, without liability to Seller, if Seller
      1. fails to deliver goods or perform services within the time and in the quantities and of the quality required by Buyer or to give adequate assurances requested by Buyer;
      2. breaches these Terms and Conditions of Purchase (including Seller’s warranties and covenants);
      3. fails to make progress so as to endanger timely and proper performance of the Order, and such failure, if curable, is not cured within ten (10) days (or any shorter period that is commercially reasonable under the circumstances) after notice from Buyer; or
      4. ceases to conduct its operations in the normal course of business, including inability to meet its obligations as they mature, or if any proceeding under the bankruptcy or insolvency laws is brought by or against Seller or a receiver for Seller is appointed or applied for, or an assignment for the benefit of creditors is made by Seller. In addition to obtaining a refund or credit and any other remedies provided herein or available at law or in equity, Buyer may, upon such termination, purchase substitute goods or services elsewhere, on such terms as Buyer deems appropriate, and charge Seller with any excess costs and losses incurred by Buyer, including consequential and incidental damages.
    2. Buyer may terminate all or any part of the Order for convenience, in which case (i) Seller shall, as directed by Buyer, cease work and deliver to Buyer all satisfactorily completed goods or materials and work in process; and (ii) Buyer shall pay to Seller reasonable termination charges solely limited to the costs of materials, goods, and labor that are incurred prior to Seller’s knowledge of such termination, provided that Seller takes reasonable steps to mitigate its damages.
    3. To the extent not terminated by Buyer, Seller shall continue performance under the Order.
    4. Any termination under Section 6(a) adjudged to be wrongful shall be deemed to then be a termination for convenience under Section 6(b), but with Buyer having the right to avail itself of all of its remedies under these Terms & Conditions of Purchase, at law or in equity.

    Seller agrees that if Seller experiences any delivery or operational problems, Buyer may, but is not required to, designate a representative to be present in Seller’s applicable facility to observe Seller’s operations; provided, however, the acts or omissions of such representative shall in no way relieve or mitigate any of Seller’s obligations or liabilities arising out of or in connection with an Order. Seller agrees that if Buyer provides to Seller any accommodations (financial or other) that are necessary for Seller to fulfill its obligations under the Order, Seller will reimburse Buyer for all costs, including attorneys’ and other professionals’ fees, incurred by Buyer in connection with such accommodation and will grant access to Buyer to use Seller’s premises, machinery, equipment, and other property necessary for the production of goods covered by the Order under an access agreement.




    Seller shall defend, indemnify, and hold Buyer and its directors, officers, members, employees, customers, affiliates, agents, contractors, successors, and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages (including special, consequential, and incidental damages), actions, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) in connection with

    1. any breach by Seller of its warranties, covenants, or obligations hereunder;
    2. any injury (including death), property damage, or economic loss arising out of or related to
      1. defective or nonconforming goods or services supplied by Seller under the Order, or
      2. acts or omissions of Seller or its employees or subcontractors in providing goods to or performing work, including work at Buyer’s or a customer’s premises or using Buyer’s property, unless resulting from the sole negligence of Buyer;
    3. any failure to comply with laws under Section 11; and
    4. any infringement or contributory infringement of a patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary interest by reason of the manufacture, delivery, license, use, or sale of the goods supplied or services performed under the Order (“Infringement”), regardless whether (a) through (d) arise in tort (including negligence), contract, warranty, strict liability, or otherwise.

    Seller shall provide worker’s compensation, commercial general liability, automobile, public liability, and property damage insurance in amounts and coverages sufficient to satisfy all claims hereunder. Such policies shall name Buyer as an additional insured, shall be endorsed to be primary to any coverage provided by Buyer, and shall contain a waiver of any subrogation rights against Buyer.


    For any Infringement (as defined above), Seller shall, at Seller’s expense, obtain for Buyer a perpetual, royalty-free license with respect to such item, or shall replace or modify the item in a manner satisfactory to Buyer, so as to avoid the infringement without any degradation in performance. Seller’s obligations shall apply even though Buyer furnishes any portion of the design or specifies materials or manufacturing processes used by Seller.


    1. In providing goods or services under the Order, Seller shall comply with any and all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws, regulations, ordinances, executive orders, rules, orders, standards, conventions, directives, and treaties, including those relating to
      1. design, manufacture, transportation, sales, advertising, distribution, exportation, importation, labeling, packaging, certification, or approval of the goods or services; and
      2. employment discrimination, hours and conditions of employment, occupational health and safety, wages, environmental matters, product safety, motor vehicle safety, corrupt or deceptive practices, boycotts, antitrust, consumer products, or government subcontracting.

      Without limiting the foregoing, Seller shall ensure that none of the goods it supplies to Buyer (A) contain any poly brominated biphenyls (PBBs), penta- brominated diphenyl ether (pentaBDE), octa-bromodiphenyl ether (octaBDE), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mercury, or asbestos, or (B) are manufactured with any ozone depleting substances.

    2. In compliance with the provisions of the “California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010,” Seller and its employees and Subcontractors agree to abide by the highest ethical standards in the manufacture of goods or the provision of services under this Agreement. Neither Seller nor any of its Subcontractors will utilize slave, child prisoner or any other form of forced, involuntary or illegal labor, or engage in abusive worker treatment or corrupt business practices in the sale of Goods or provisions of Services.
    3. At Buyers request, Seller shall certify in writing Seller’s compliance with any or all of the foregoing. Seller’s invoices shall contain Seller’s certification that the goods purchased hereunder have not been produced, and will not be produced, in violation of any of the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 or any of the provisions in the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.
    4. Seller and its employees and subcontractors agree to maintaining compliance with the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. To ensure compliance with Section 1502 of this Act, the Supplier shall, at the Buyer’s request, submit a report from the Supplier and the Supplier’s entire Supply Chain, detailing data about the origination of Conflict Materials used in products sold to Buyer.
  12. CHANGES.

    Buyer may, at any time, make changes in the Order, including changes in the quantity, delivery time or place, or shipping or packing method, or in any drawings, specifications, or designs. If such a change causes a material increase or decrease in the cost of, or the time required for, performance of the Order, or makes the timely performance of the Order impossible, Seller shall notify Buyer in writing immediately. Any claim by Seller for an adjustment in time for performance or price must be asserted in writing within ten (10) days from date of notification of a change. No change shall be binding on Buyer unless agreed to in writing by Buyer or an authorized member of Buyer’s senior management.


    All tools, dies, molds, templates, equipment, specifications, data, drawings, designs, software, or materials furnished by Buyer to Seller or paid for by Buyer, including replacements and materials attached thereto, shall remain and be marked as the personal property of Buyer. Such items shall be separately stored and insured by Seller, and Seller assumes all risk of loss and liability arising out of or related to the items, until such items are returned to Buyer. These items shall be used by Seller only for filling Buyer’s order and are subject to immediate removal, at Buyer’s written request, with each item to be delivered (at Seller’s expense) in its original condition, reasonable wear and tear excepted. Seller shall provide to Buyer, without restriction on use or disclosure, all information and documents that Seller has or shall develop or acquire related to the work Seller is performing under the Order. Such information and documents shall be deemed to be “works for hire” and shall be the property of Buyer, with Buyer having a right of use for any purpose, without liability to Seller. All information and documents Buyer may have disclosed or shall disclose to Seller in connection with the goods to be delivered or services provided under the Order shall be deemed confidential and proprietary and shall not be disclosed or used by Seller without the written consent of authorized member of Buyer’s senior management.


    Unless the Order contains a special notation by Buyer to the contrary, all prices are

    1. firm and not subject to increase or additional charges during the period of the Order;
    2. in U.S. dollars;
    3. if shipped to Buyer from a point within the U.S., F.O.B. Seller’s facility (with Seller responsible for loading and title and risk of loss passing to Buyer thereafter), and/or if shipped to Buyer from a point outside the U.S., FCA at the place named in the Order (Incoterms 2000); and
    4. inclusive of all freight and duty (consistent with the terms in (c)) and taxes (other than sales or use taxes) that Seller is required by law to collect from Buyer. Such sales or use taxes shall not be included in Seller’s invoice if the Buyer indicates that the goods or services ordered are exempt from such taxes. Applicable taxes shall be separately stated on Seller’s invoice.

    Seller shall deliver its invoice to Buyer immediately upon shipment of goods or completion of services. All purchases are on open account to be paid by Buyer’s check or wire transfer. Buyer shall be entitled to set off any amount owing at any time from Seller to Buyer or its affiliates against any amount payable at any time by Buyer under the Order.


    Seller shall suitably pack, mark, and ship goods in accordance with the instructions of Buyer and the requirements of the carrier transporting such goods and shall assure delivery free of damage and deterioration consistent with the terms in Section 14(c). Buyer’s Purchase Order number must appear on the container, packing list, invoice, and any correspondence relating to the Order. A copy of the packing list (providing the quantity and description of the goods contained therein) shall be placed on or within the container.


    Seller shall act in a manner consistent with all laws concerning improper or illegal payments and gifts or gratuities, including without limitation the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 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 the Order.


    Seller may not assign (including by change of ownership or control) the Order or any interest therein, 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 the Order without Buyer’s prior written consent. Should Buyer grant consent to Seller assignment or subcontract, such assignee or subcontractor shall be bound by all terms and conditions of the Order.

  18. WAIVER.

    No claim or right arising out of a breach of the 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 as a waiver of a party’s right thereafter to enforce each and every such provision.


    The Order shall be interpreted and governed by the laws of the State of Kentucky, U.S.A., excluding its principles of conflicts of laws, and litigation arising from the Order shall be brought only in the jurisdiction where Buyer’s principle place of business is located.