1.1 – The General Conditions of sale (hereinafter “General Conditions”) herein stated which are published on the website www.fornarolipolymers.com, in so far as they are not excluded or amended by the parties in writing, shall apply to every sales agreement entered into by Fornaroli Polymers SP ZOO (hereinafter the “Seller”), and its clients (hereinafter the Client/Clients). 1.2 – The General Conditions constitute the terms governing the relationship between Fornaroli Polymers SP ZOO and the client, with respect to whichever supply shall from time to time form the subject of an order, save as expressly indicated in the order and the confirmation or in any correspondence following the order confirmation signed by both parties. The General Conditions shall therefore be deemed to have been accepted even without signature by the Client of a document in which they are reproduced or which makes reference to them.
1.3 – The expression “in writing” used in the General Conditions shall mean “by a document signed between the parties” or by “fax, letter, email”.
2. ORDERS AND SALES
2.1 – Orders shall be made using the form which can be downloaded from the website www.fornarolipolymers.com. The Seller reserves the right to take into consideration orders made using other means, requesting the Client to make amendments to the order itself.
2.2 – Orders are in any case governed by the General Conditions and by special conditions agreed in writing.
2.3 – The purchase order shall be deemed to have been accepted by the Seller when (i) the Client receives the “confirmation of sale” signed by the Seller (ii) or, the Client receives copy of the order bearing the Seller’s rubber stamp and signature by way of acceptance. In default of express acceptance, delivery of goods by the Seller shall not mean tacit acceptance of the order received.
2.4 – If the Seller in confirming the order sent to the Client introduces amendments to the conditions indicated by the latter in the order, the same shall be deemed to have been accepted if the Client fails to refuse the order within five days from receipt of the order confirmation. The Seller shall include any amendments made to the conditions indicated in the order, in the space available for this purpose within the order confirmation.
3. DELIVERY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
3.1 – The term within which the goods are to be delivered, indicated in the order confirmation, is only binding where it is expressly stated. In any other case, the term for delivery shall not be binding and a reasonable grace period of not more than sixty days shall apply.
3.2 – No breach or liability shall arise when, for reasons not imputable to its will, for example in the case of strikes, including company industrial action irrespective of the reasonableness of the workers’ requests, difficulty in sourcing raw materials, epidemics, war, earthquakes, natural disasters etc., the Seller does not respect the delivery terms. In such cases, and if the agreement shall become too difficult for the Seller to respect, besides the exemption from breach, the Seller may opt to terminate the agreement in terms of law. In the event of impossibility or temporary difficulty, the delivery term shall be automatically extended for a period equal to the term of the impossibility or temporary difficulty, without prejudice to the right of the Seller to terminate the agreement by giving notice to the Client when the impossibility or temporary difficulty arises, without any liability or obligation arising against the Seller.
3.3 – In the event that the Client shall delay or refuse delivery of the goods it shall bear all expenses which could arise as a result therefore and any damages which the Seller may suffer shall also be imputable to the Client which shall be bound to pay the price even if not yet due.
3.4 – If such delay by the Client exceeds 30 (thirty) days from the offer depending on use of the goods, the Seller shall have the right to terminate the agreement and to compensation for damages and to retention of a penalty out of payments on account received.
3.5 – Minor differences in weight and/or volume of the goods, both in excess and in default, shall not constitute good reason for the Client to refuse acceptance. In such case, the Client shall be bound to pay the price of the quantity of goods actually delivered.
3.6 – Fornaroli Polymers SP ZOO shall have the right to make early delivery of staggered deliveries by giving notice to the Client, unless otherwise agreed in the order confirmation.
3.7 – The Client undertakes to use the means necessary and adequate for acceptance, deposit and preservation of the goods purchased and shall ensure that such means are in line with all legal provisions even if provided by third parties or at third party premises
4. COSTS, RISKS AND DELIVERY TERMS
4.1 – Transportation phases are governed by Incoterms (2010 edition as subsequently amended and supplemented) as agreed and indicated by the Parties in terms of the order confirmation and/or the invoice.
4.2 – Generally, every risk for loss and/or damage of the goods passes from the Seller to the Client at the moment in which the said goods have been placed at the Client’s disposal in term of Incoterms (2010 edition as subsequently amended and supplemented) for the delivery agreed. In the event of conflict between Incoterms (2010 edition as subsequently amended and supplemented) and the General Sale Conditions or specific conditions in individual order confirmation, then the contents of the order confirmation shall prevail, followed by those in the General Conditions of Sale. Any matter not specifically dealt with in the General Conditions of Sale shall be governed by the Incoterms conditions (2010 edition as subsequently amended and supplemented) in relation to the delivery agreed.
5. PRICE AND TERMS OF PAYMENT
5.1 – The price of sale of the product is usually agreed by the parties from time to time and indicated in the order confirmation or in the invoice. Variation in increase in tax, duties or costs for other unforeseeable events occurring after the date of signature of the agreement, shall bring about an increase in price.
5.2 – Payment of the price shall be made exclusively in favour of the Seller and as indicated in the sale acceptance or the invoice. No complaint or claim by the Client shall give the latter the right to delay or suspend, in whole or in part, the payment due.
5.3 – In the event of failure to pay the price, even in part within the times indicated, the Seller shall have the right to suspend the delivery of the goods even with respect to other orders different to those in relation to the failed payment, without prejudice to any other right in terms of law including termination, even partial of the agreement and in any case payment of damages.
5.4 – In the event that it is agreed that payment of the price is made by installments, failure to pay even one installment, irrespective of the amount involved, shall give the Seller the right to demand full and immediate payment of the entire price.
5.5 – In the event of failure to effect payment of the price within the term agreed, as from the following day, automatically, interest for late payment will accrue in terms of article 5 of Legislative Decree no. 231/2002, as subsequently modified and supplemented (the rate of interest as at 1.1.2013 is equal to the reference rate of interest of the European Central Bank plus 8 (eight) percentage points, without prejudice to any other right of the Seller.
5.6 – Without prejudice to any further damages and other guarantee, Fornaroli Polymers SP ZOO shall have the right, in terms of art. 6 of Legislative Decree 231/2002, to payment of costs incurred in the recovery of late payments made to the Client, with the exception of the case in which the Client proves that the delay is not imputable to it.
5.7 – The goods shall remain property of the Seller until full payment of the price, in terms of article 1523 of the Civil Code.
5.8 – In the event of termination of the agreement, the Client must immediately return all the goods purchased which are in its possession, without prejudice to any other right of the Seller.
6. PRICE AND TERMS OF PAYMENTCHECKING GOODS UPON DELIVERY
6.1 – Goods supplied by Fornaroli Polymers SP ZOO shall be suitably packaged. Particular types of packaging must be expressly requested by the Client who will bear additional costs.
6.2 – The Client shall, at the moment of delivery, check the goods, that the packaging has not been damaged and that the goods delivery correspond in type and quantity with the order confirmation. Any damages to the packages or shortage of goods supplied with respect to what was agreed shall be notified to the Client at time of delivery of the product in writing on the original delivery note or the bill of lading signed by the Carrier. These documents must be returned to the Seller giving timely notice. In case of breach by the Client of the said procedure, the same shall forfeit its right to raise any claim with respect to the type, intrinsic quality and quantity of the goods delivered.
6.3 – The Client shall keep the goods subject of the claim for defect in packaging separately stored to allow the Seller to effect the necessary checks on the goods in their original packaging.
6.4 – By sending the purchase order, the Client undertakes, where it is not already in possession, to have available the structure and means necessary to receive, store, move and use the goods orders, in full awareness of their technical features and technical and technological properties with respect to their proper use.
7. APPLICATION AND LIMITS OF THE GUARANTEE ON DEFECTS AND QUALITY OF GOODS
7.1 – Fornaroli Polymers SP ZOO warrants that the goods delivered have the qualities indicated in the technical data sheets and comply to the standards requested in terms of current laws. It guarantees that the goods are free from defects which render it unsuitable for the use intended or diminish its value, in view of the destination of use expressly indicated in the written agreement. Any other warranty on the goods purchased and their use even in combination with other products, save for cases established by law or agreed between the parties, is excluded.
7.2 – No warranty shall be given on products that are indicated in the order Confirmation as “off range” such as for example but not limited to: OFF GRADS (including abbreviation OG), OFF RANGE (including abbreviation FN), SUB STANDARD (including abbreviation SS) and SECOND RATE (including abbreviation 2SC).
7.3 – In the event that the Seller shall guarantee defects or lack of quality, the provisions of article 1490 et seq of the Civil Code shall apply, with these particular exceptions and clauses:
Information provided pursuant to Art. 13 of EU Regulation 2016/679 (hereinafter GDPR) and Art. 13 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 “Personal Data Protection Code” (hereinafter Code) 8.1. GENERAL INFORMATION The interested parties are informed of the following general profiles, valid for all areas of data processing: – All data concerning the subjects with whom we interface are processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner, respecting the general principles laid down in Art. 5 of GDPR and Art. 11 of the Code; – Specific security measures are taken to prevent the loss of data, illegal or unfair usage, incorrect and unauthorized access, pursuant to Art. 32 of GDPR and Art. 31 of the Code. References and rights of the interested parties – The Data Controller is the underwriting Organization, in the person of the legal representative pro-tempore. To guarantee adequate support to the interested parties the Controller has appointed a DPO, who may be contacted (Contact data: Gregorio Galli – 0523.010250 – firstname.lastname@example.org) to exercise all the rights laid down by art. 15-21 of the GDPR and by Art. 7 of the Code (right to data access, correction, deletion, limitation, portability, opposition), as well as to withdraw consent previously given; if there is no reply to the requests made by the interested parties, they can lodge a complaint with the Control Authority for personal data protection (GDPR – Art.13, paragraph 2, letter d).
8.2 DATA PROCESSING CONNECTED TO THE RELATIONSHIPS ESTABLISHED WITH CLIENTS AND SUPPLIERS
A. Subject matter of data processing The organization processes personal identifying data of clients/suppliers (for example,name, surname, company name, personal/tax data, address, telephone, e-mail, bank and payment references) and of their purchasing liaison officers (name surname and contact data) obtained and used within the scope of providing the services.
B. Purpose and legal basis of data processing The data are processed to:
C. Methods of data processing The personal data are processed by means of operations indicated at Art. 4 no. 2) of the GDPR and precisely: data collection, recording, organisation, storage, consultation, elaboration, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, usage, interconnection, blockage, communication, cancellation and destruction. The personal data are processed using paper, electronic and/or automated means. The Data Controller will process the personal data for the time required to fulfil the purposes for which they were collected and relevant legal obligations.
D. Scope of data processing The data are processed by internal subjects properly trained and authorized pursuant to Art. 29 of the GDPR. It is also possible to request the scope of communication of the personal data, obtaining precise indications on any external subjects that operate as independent Data Supervisors or Controllers of data processing (consultants, technicians, banks, transporters, etc.).
Confidential information (hereinafter “Confidential Information”) shall consist of all technical, financial, and/or commercial information communicated by the Seller to the Client or in any form acquired by the Client with respect to the relationship with the Seller, with the exception of information and data which the Client can prove in writing:
The Client undertakes to:
The confidentiality obligation in terms of Article 9 shall remain in force for all the period of the relationship between the Client and the Seller and for 10 (ten) years after their termination for any reason whatsoever.
10. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
Any dispute in relation to or connected with the relationship between the Seller and the Client, even for extra-contractual issues shall be referred to the Court of Milan (Italy) which shall have jurisdiction, without prejudice to the right of Fornaroli Polymers SP ZOO, to refer the dispute to the Client’s Court of jurisdiction. The parties agree that the applicable law is Italian law.
Issued on 01/06/2016
Revision 1 on 25/05/2018.