TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF ANCHOR INDUSTRIES, INC. (“ANCHOR”):
Last Revised June 2018
1. Anchor’s Terms Control.
Additional or contrary terms proposed by Buyer shall be deemed to have been rejected unless specifically agreed to in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Anchor and Anchor’s Terms and Conditions of Sale (“Terms”) shall control and prevail. All orders shall be accepted only at Anchor’s offices in Evansville, Indiana. Buyer may not assign any rights hereunder without the prior written consent of Anchor.
2. Confirmation of Orders.
Buyer shall ensure that any written confirmations of phone or faxed orders are marked “CONFIRMATION OF PHONE (FAXED) ORDER.” Buyer assumes responsibility of duplication of phone or faxed orders if not properly marked as such. Anchor may send an acknowledgment of order for the goods. Please inspect such acknowledgment carefully for accuracy.
3. Use of Goods/Indemnity.
Buyer shall use, and require its employees, agents, renters, guests, licensees, and invitees to use the purchased products in strict accordance with all safety information which may be furnished by Anchor relating to Anchor's products. Buyer shall notify Anchor promptly and in any event within ten (10) days of any accident or failure involving Anchor's products which results in personal injury or damage to property and shall cooperate fully with Anchor in investigating and determining causes of such accident or failure. Buyer agrees to indemnify and save Anchor harmless from any claims arising from such accident or failure when Buyer has failed to make timely notification as set out herein. Buyer further agrees to indemnify and hold Anchor harmless from any loss, claims, damages, costs, or expenses, arising in any manner from Buyer’s negligent use of the goods purchased hereunder.
4. Security Interest.
In the event that Anchor agrees to extend credit to the Buyer for the purchase of goods hereunder, Anchor reserves a security interest in the goods furnished by it hereunder. By accepting delivery of the goods, Buyer grants to Anchor a security interest in such goods to secure the full and prompt payment for such goods until the purchase price for such goods has been fully paid in cash.
5. Shipment, Delivery, and Risk of Loss.
Anchor recognizes the Buyer’s need for prompt delivery. However, Anchor cannot guarantee a particular date for shipment or delivery of goods quoted, unless otherwise specifically agreed to in writing. Anchor shall not be responsible for delays in deliveries due to any contingencies beyond Anchor’s control. Delivery means F.O.B. Anchor’s facility, Evansville, Indiana or F.O.B other shipping points designated by Anchor. Risk of loss of damage to and title to goods and products shall pass upon delivery to the transportation company. Upon receipt of shipment, it shall be the responsibility of Buyer to check materials and secure written acknowledgment from delivering carrier for any shortages, loss or damage. For your protection, materials must be checked before you sign for the shipment. If there is any shortage or damages, you must require the driver to make a notation on your receipt, then make a claim with the carrier for the amount of the loss or damage. Should damage not be discovered until goods are unpacked, immediately report it to the carrier so that such shortage or damage can be inspected promptly, then file a claim with the carrier along with the inspection report. ALL CLAIMS MUST BE FILED WITH THE CARRIER, AND NOT ANCHOR. If the Buyer does not specify a specific method of shipment or carrier, or if the method specified is not practical in the sole discretion of Anchor, Anchor shall control the method of shipping and carrier without liability for differences in time and/or expense. All C.O.D. shipments, if approved by Anchor, shall require cash, money order or a certified check for payment. Anchor may deliver goods in installments, and each shipment is considered a separate and independent transaction and payment shall be made as provided herein for goods delivered in installments.
6. Payment Terms and Taxes.
Unless otherwise agreed to by Anchor in writing , Buyer shall pay Anchor one third of the purchase price of the goods at the time of placing its order, and shall pay the balance of the purchase price prior to shipment. All orders are subject to approval of credit by Anchor and may be cancelled by Anchor at any time upon a change in the creditworthiness of the Buyer, as determined solely by Anchor. Interest at one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month will be added on past due accounts. Sales tax will be applied in all states where Anchor is registered to collect sales tax, unless a valid “Exemption Certificate” is submitted to and approved by Anchor. If sales tax is charged, it will be separately stated and not included in the price of the products.
7. Cancellation and Returns.
For products made to Buyer’s specifications, orders cannot be canceled or returned once materials have been ordered or production commenced. All other orders may be cancelled or returned by Buyer only with the consent of Anchor. When requesting permission to return an order, Buyer will provide Anchor with the invoice number and reason for return. If the return is agreed to, Anchor will issue a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number. Any goods returned to Anchor without an RGA number identified on the packaging will be refused at Anchor’s dock. Receiving an RGA number does not imply immediate credit. Buyer has 30 days from date of shipment to request an RGA number. If an RGA number is issued, the qualifying products should be sent back to Anchor by prepaid freight or postage which can then be subject to credit. The Buyer has 14 days from the date of issuance of the RGA number to return the goods to Anchor. Photographic documentation of the problem/issue, along with a scale of reference (pencil, cell phone, etc.) to show size and extent of damage, and an image of the product label must be submitted. If it was determined that an error occurred on the part of Anchor, Anchor will reimburse the freight charges as part of a credit to be issued. If an authorized return is not deemed by Anchor to be Anchor’s responsibility, a restocking fee of up to twenty-five percent (25%), in the sole discretion of Anchor, will be assessed. Direct Shipped items sent directly from a manufactured authorized warehouse will need specific return instructions. These instructions must be followed for credit to be issued. Anchor, within 30 days of receipt of returned goods, and upon its sole discretion, will issue credit to the customer for non-conforming goods.
8. Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Anchor warrants that its products will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the time period stated and subject to the further terms and conditions described on the limited warranty registration sheet accompanying such product, if any. Buyer acknowledges that not all Anchor products have a separate limited warranty registration sheet (the “Standard Warranty Products”). Standard Warranty Products are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. ANCHOR DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ON STANDARD WARRANTY PRODUCTS, AND THE ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP DEFECTS SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Buyer shall determine the suitability of the product for the intended use and assumes all risk and liability therefore. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE DESCRIBED ON THE FACE HEREOF. Buyer may obtain a copy of the product warranty by calling Anchor at 1-800-544-4445.
9. Limitation of Liability.
BUYER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST ANCHOR FOR DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING GOODS IS FOR REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS OR, AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF ANCHOR, FOR AN ALLOWANCE TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF A REPLACEMENT PRODUCT. THIS EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL NOT FAIL FOR ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE SO LONG AS ANCHOR IS WILLING AND ABLE TO REPAIR OR REPLACE DEFECTIVE PARTS OR, IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF ANCHOR, TO GIVE AN ALLOWANCE TOWARDS A REPLACEMENT PRODUCT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS. BUYER AGREES THAT NO OTHER REMEDY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE RIGHT TO REJECT OR REVOKE ACCEPTANCE OF GOODS, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES, LOSS OF PRODUCTION, INJURY TO PERSON, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO IT AND ANCHOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SUCH INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES, LOSS OF PRODUCTION, PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE GOODS. THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 9 SHALL APPLY EQUALLY TO ALL ANCHOR PRODUCTS, WHETHER STANDARD WARRANTY PRODUCTS OR OTHERWISE.
10. Dispute Resolution.
This transaction shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana. The parties hereto shall attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to Buyer’s purchase of goods from Anchor. In the event that such attempts are unsuccessful, said dispute shall be litigated and decided exclusively by litigation in the Superior or Circuit Courts of Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
11. U.S. Government Contracts.
If goods purchased by Buyer hereunder are to be used in performance of United States of America government contract or subcontract, a U.S. government contract number shall appear on the purchase order issued by Buyer hereunder. Warning: Although many Anchor Tent products are manufactured to meet certain code requirements, the majority of our products do not meet structural code. If you are interested in certification to meet a particular wind load, please contact us and specify your need. Nearly all of our products are manufactured for use as temporary shade structures; therefore, for the safety of all occupants, evacuation is recommended if threatening or severe weather occurs or if there is any doubt concerning the safe use of this products.
Caution (applies to Tent and Clear Span Product Lines):
1. For each installation, the installer is solely responsible for evaluating the site and the proper securing method determined. Some soils require different staking or securing than that provided with the tent. Due to this variety of soil conditions, the installer is responsible for staking. Installers should refer to the manufacturer's suggested sequence of installation procedures. Anchor's responsibility is limited to the construction of the tent. We are not responsible for methods that installers may choose to secure the tent to the ground.
2. Inasmuch as the weather is unpredictable, good judgment and common sense must be incorporated within installation guidelines. It is the responsibility of the tent installer/maintainer to determine the severity of the weather, proper time and method of installation and/or erection and disassembly. Evacuation of the tent is recommended at any time weather becomes threatening or there is any doubt concerning the safe use of this product. A successful event is a safe event.