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ELECTRONIC CONNECTOR COMPANY (ECCO) TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERN THE PURCHASE OF ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (“PRODUCTS”) BY ECCO (Electronic Connector Co.), (known herein as “ECCO”) AND APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CONFLICTING, CONTRARY OR ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN ANY PURCHASE ORDER OR OTHER DOCUMENT OR COMMUNICATION (“PURCHASE ORDER”) FROM SUPPLIER. UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN, ANY WRITTEN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THIS ORDER, OR ANY OTHER COMMENCEMENT OF PERFORMANCE PURSUANT TO THIS ORDER CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE HEREOF BY THE SUPPLIER. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY ONLY BE WAIVED OR MODIFIED IN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT SIGNED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF ECCO. NEITHER ECCO’S ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF A PURCHASE ORDER NOR ECCO’S FAILURE TO OBJECT TO CONFLICTING, CONTRARY, OR ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN A PURCHASE ORDER SHALL BE DEEMED AN ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR A WAIVER OF THE PROVISIONS HEREOF.

  1. PURCHASE ORDER DEFINED:
    1. The term “Purchase Order” as used in these Terms and Conditions means the document entitled “Purchase Order” that ECCO issues to Supplier(s). Where applicable, it also includes the following: any written contract entered into between Supplier and ECCO; the written quote, bid, or proposal submitted by Supplier in response to a solicitation; and any written or oral solicitations that ECCO issued to Supplier.
    2. If there are any inconsistencies among the documents listed above, the inconsistencies will be resolved in the descending order of importance listed above, with the document entitled “Purchase Order” being first in order of importance. The terms and conditions set forth in the Purchase Order take precedence over any conflicting terms and conditions in documents that Supplier provides. Furthermore, any terms proposed by Supplier that add to, vary from, or conflict with the terms herein are hereby rejected.
    3. Supplier shall flow down the applicable requirements of Purchase Order to its lower tier suppliers and subcontractors.
  2. PRICE:
    1. The price for the products or services is the price shown on the Purchase Order. Unless ECCO otherwise consents in writing, the price shown on the Purchase Order is the limit of the liability of ECCO for the products or services and all work related thereto. Any requested increase in the price must be submitted to ECCO in writing and can become effective no sooner than sixty (60) calendar days after agreement with the appropriate agent of ECCO.
    2. Supplier warrants to ECCO that the price charged to ECCO for any products or services shall be Supplier’s lowest net price charged for that product or service regardless of any special terms or conditions or rebates or allowances of any nature. If Supplier sells any products or services at a net price less than that set forth herein, Supplier shall adjust its price to the lower price for any un-invoiced products or services and for all future invoices for such products or services. This Section 2(b) shall apply to any price reduction applicable to any products or services subsequent to the placement of a Purchase Order and until the delivery of the last installment thereunder.
    3. If Supplier offers a lower price either as a general price drop or only to some customer(s) for any reason, then Supplier shall immediately inform ECCO of this price and price protect the products and services that ECCO receives.
    4. ECCO may return any standard or non-custom product purchased from Supplier during the previous three (3) years in unopened original packaging for credit against outstanding or future Supplier invoices.
    5. Applicable taxes and other charges such as duties, customs, tariffs, imposts and government imposed surcharges shall be stated separately on Supplier’s invoice and paid by Supplier.
    6. ECCO reserves the right to have Supplier’s records inspected and audited to ensure compliance with these Terms and Conditions. If Supplier is found to not be in compliance with these Terms and Conditions in any respect, then Supplier shall reimburse ECCO for all costs and expenses associated with such audit. The results of such audit shall be kept confidential by the auditor, and, if conducted by a third party, only Supplier’s discrepancies with these Terms and Conditions shall be reported to ECCO.
  3. PAYMENT:
    1. To be paid, Supplier must submit an itemized invoice referencing a valid Purchase Order number together with proof of shipment, completion, and/or delivery. The invoice must specify the products, services, or work product provided, including item number, and a description of items, sizes, quantities, and unit prices, which must match the description in the Purchase Order, the date or dates of delivery, and the specific dollar amount owed. Supplier will be paid upon completion of the entire Purchase Order unless a schedule of progress payments for work in progress is agreed in writing with ECCO.
    2. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, invoices are paid net sixty (60) calendar days from the date of receipt of the products or completion of any required services, and not on the basis of Supplier’s invoice date. Payment of invoices will not constitute acceptance of the products and will be subject to adjustment for shortages, defects, and other failures of Supplier to meet the requirements of the Purchase Order.
  4. DELIVERY AND TITLE:
    1. Unless stated otherwise in the Purchase Order, all prices for products will be Delivered Duty Paid (“DDP”) (INCOTERMS 2010) and will include all delivery and unloading at the destination identified in the Purchase Order. Title and risk of loss with respect to the products will remain with Supplier until ECCO has accepted the products at the DDP point specified in the Purchase Order. The cost of all return shipments for products will be borne by Supplier, with title and risk of loss passing at the DDP point specified, unless otherwise agreed in writing by ECCO.
    2. All products shall be prepared for shipment in a manner which: (i) follows good commercial practice; (ii) is acceptable to common carriers for shipment at the lowest rate; and (iii) is adequate to ensure safe arrival. Supplier shall mark all containers with all necessary lifting, handling and shipping information, purchase order number, date of shipment and the names of ECCO and Supplier. ECCO shall notify Supplier of the method of shipment and expected delivery date. If no instructions are given, then Supplier shall select the most cost-effective carrier, given the time constraints known to Supplier. Supplier shall ship only the quantity of products specified in the Purchase Order. ECCO may return at Supplier’s expense any products in excess of the quantity stated in the Purchase Order.
    3. Any forecasts provided by ECCO are for planning purposes only and do not constitute a Purchase Order or other commitment by ECCO.
    4. Supplier shall notify ECCO in writing within two (2) business days of its receipt of ECCO’s Purchase Order if Supplier is unable to make any scheduled delivery and state the reasons therefor. The absence of such notice constitutes acceptance of the Purchase Order and its terms.
    5. The services must be carried out and completed in accordance with the agreed timeframe set forth in the Purchase Order. Time is of the essence and any changes to the agreed timeframe must be authorized by ECCO in writing. If any services are delivered late according to the agreed timeframe, ECCO will have the right to seek reimbursement for any added costs incurred to maintain production, including, but not limited, to premium freight expenses, and excess charges paid to another supplier.
  5. ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION:
    1. If, prior to final acceptance, any products, services, or work product are found to be defective, deficient, or not as specified, or if ECCO is entitled to revoke acceptance of them, ECCO may reject or revoke acceptance, or require delivery at an equitable reduction in price, at ECCO’s option. Supplier must reimburse ECCO for all incidental and consequential costs and expenses related to unaccepted products or services. Notwithstanding final acceptance and payment, Supplier will be liable for latent defects, deficiencies, fraud, or such gross mistakes as amount to fraud. Acceptance of performance does not waive the right to claim damages for breach. ECCO is not obligated to notify Supplier of, or to pay Supplier for, products shipped or services provided in excess of those stated in the Purchase Order. ECCO may, in its discretion, reject over-shipments or additional services or work product not specified in the Purchase Order.
    2. If any Purchase Order has been issued by ECCO in response to Supplier’s offer and if any of the terms herein are additional to or different from the terms of such offer, then the issuance of the Purchase Order by ECCO will constitute an acceptance of such offer, subject to the express condition that the Purchase Order (and these Terms and Conditions) constitutes the entire agreement between ECCO and Supplier with respect to the subject matter thereof and the subject matter of such offer. Further, Supplier is deemed to have so assented to and acknowledged these Terms and Conditions unless Supplier notifies ECCO to the contrary in writing within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the Purchase Order. Any reference by ECCO to Supplier’s proposal is solely for the purpose of incorporating the description and specifications of the products and services contained therein to the extent that such description and specifications do not conflict with the description and specifications contained in the Purchase Order.
  6. CHANGES: At any time prior to the time title has passed to ECCO with respect to any products or acceptance of services or work product, an authorized representative of ECCO may make changes within the general scope of the Purchase Order, including changes in drawings, designs, specifications, packaging, time and place of delivery, nature and duration of services, and method of transportation, by giving written notice thereof to Supplier and subsequently confirming such changes in writing. If such changes affect the cost of, or the time required for performance of Supplier’s obligations under a Purchase Order, then an appropriate equitable adjustment must be made to the Purchase Order. No change by Supplier will be recognized without written approval by an authorized representative of ECCO. Any claim of Supplier for an adjustment under this paragraph will be deemed to have been waived unless made in writing within ten (10) calendar days from the date of receipt by Supplier of notification of such change. Nothing in this paragraph will excuse Supplier from proceeding with performance of the Purchase Order as modified.
  7. TERMINATION:
    1. ECCO may terminate the Purchase Order at any time for convenience by giving Supplier fifteen (15) calendar days’ written notice of termination. Upon termination for convenience, Supplier will, upon receipt of notice from ECCO, discontinue all work in connection with such Purchase Order, cease ordering materials therefor, and use its best efforts to cancel any existing orders for materials related to the terminated portion.
    2. A non-breaching party may terminate the Purchase Order without penalty for the failure of the other party to comply with the Purchase Order by giving that other party thirty (30) calendar days’ written notice of the failure to comply, unless such failure is cured within such thirty (30) day period.
    3. Termination of the Purchase Order by ECCO will not relieve Supplier of its obligations or liabilities under the applicable provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code.
    4. Upon termination of any Purchase Order, ECCO will not be required to make any payments for finished products, work-in-process, or other raw materials fabricated or procured by Supplier in amounts in excess of those authorized for delivery under the Purchase Order nor for any undelivered products which are in Supplier’s standard stock or which are readily marketable. For requested reimbursement for production material, ECCO will only consider claims supported by ECCO Purchase Orders, schedules or forecasts for two (2) weeks of requirements for finished products and four (4) additional weeks for works-in-progress and raw materials. All such claims must be submitted to ECCO, if at all, within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of termination. Except as provided in this paragraph, ECCO will not be liable for and will not be required to make payments to Supplier directly or on account of any claims of Supplier’s subcontractors for loss of anticipated profit, unabsorbed overhead, interest on claims, product development, or engineering costs and/or facilities, equipment rearrangement costs or rental, unamortized depreciation costs, and/or general and administrative charges from termination of the Purchase Order. Within sixty (60) calendar days of the effective date of termination, Supplier must submit a comprehensive termination claim to ECCO with sufficient supporting data and evidence to permit ECCO to audit, and will thereafter promptly furnish such supplemental or supporting information as directed by ECCO and will give to ECCO, its agents, and/or representatives, the right to audit and examine all books, records, facilities, work material, inventory, products, designs, records, reports, or other items that relate to any termination claim made by Supplier.
  8. WARRANTIES:
    1. Supplier warrants that the products, services, and/or work product provided under each Purchase Order are conveyed with good title, free from any competing claims of ownership, security interests, and/or liens and free from any claims of copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property infringement.
    2. Unless otherwise modified elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions, Supplier warrants that, for one (1) year after acceptance by ECCO, the products, services, or work product will:
      1. Strictly comply with all of ECCO’s specifications and instructions (including, but not limited to, those stated on the Purchase Order) and with any samples furnished by, or supplied to, ECCO;
      2. Be free from defects in workmanship and material;
  • Be fit for the intended purposes for which they are used by ECCO;
  1. With the variations permitted by the Purchase Order, be of even kind, quantity, and quality;
  2. Be adequately contained, packaged, and marked as the Purchase Order may require; and
  3. Conform to the written or oral promises or affirmations of fact made by Supplier.
  1. Supplier warrants that the rate of failure of products supplied to ECCO under these Terms and Conditions shall not exceed two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) for any particular type of products. If the failure rate:  (i) exceeds two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) per type of products, Supplier shall provide ECCO with assurances reasonably acceptable to ECCO that Supplier is aware of the problem and is actively attempting to identify and resolve it, providing ECCO with such information regarding Supplier’s resolution attempts as ECCO may reasonably require; (ii) exceeds five-tenths of one percent (0.5%) per type of products, ECCO shall have the right to charge Supplier for the cost to rebuild all products and equipment that use or incorporate the failed products; and (iii) exceeds one percent (1.0%) per type of products, ECCO shall have the right to charge Supplier for the cost to rebuild all products and equipment that use or incorporate the failed products as well as all costs and expenses incurred by ECCO as a result of returns of produces and/or equipment by ECCO’s customers, including, but not limited to, all costs and expenses of shipping and retesting such products and equipment and providing its customers with engineers to requalify such products and/or equipment.  The rights set forth in this Section shall be in addition to such other rights and remedies as may be available to ECCO at law or in equity.
  2. Inspection or testing of or payment for the products, services, or work product shall not affect any of the warranties set forth above.
  3. The foregoing warranties shall run to ECCO, its successors, assigns, and customers, and the users of its products. Supplier agrees to replace or correct defects of any products or services not conforming to the foregoing warranties promptly, without expense to ECCO, when notified of such nonconformity by ECCO. In the event of failure by Supplier to correct defects in or replace nonconforming products or services promptly, ECCO, after reasonable notice to Supplier, may make such correction or replace such products and services and charge Supplier for any costs and/or expenses incurred by ECCO in connection therewith.
  1. RIGHT OF ACCESS: ECCO reserves the right of access to Supplier’s facilities with reasonable notice. In addition, ECCO reserves the right of access by ECCO, ECCO’s customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of Supplier’s facilities, at any level of the supply chain involved in the order, and to all applicable records.
  2. NON-CONFORMING PRODUCTS:
    1. Supplier is not authorized to deliver any material which deviates from the requirements specified on Purchase Order. If shipment of nonconforming or suspected nonconforming product has been detected by the Supplier and is in transit or has been delivered, the Supplier shall immediately notify ECCO in writing. Supplier shall cooperate with the Corrective Action process of ECCO, which includes root cause investigation and corrective action implementation and associated documentation, when it is determined that the Supplier is responsible for the non-conformity.
    2. ECCO is not required to perform incoming inspections of any products, and Supplier waives any right to require ECCO to conduct any such inspections. Supplier will not substitute any product (or any materials or subcomponents incorporated in the products) unless ECCO consents in writing. If ECCO rejects any product as non-conforming, then ECCO may, at its option: (a) reduce the quantities of products ordered by the quantity of non-conforming product; (b) require Supplier to replace the non-conforming products at Supplier’s cost and expense; and (c) exercise any other applicable rights or remedies. If Supplier fails to inform ECCO in writing of the manner in which Supplier desires that ECCO dispose of non- conforming products within forty-eight (48) hours of notice of ECCO’s rejection of non-conforming products (or such shorter period as is reasonable under the circumstances), then ECCO will be entitled to dispose of the non-conforming products without liability to Supplier; provided, however, that in any event ECCO may elect to arrange for the shipment of any non-conforming products back to Supplier at Supplier’s cost and expense. Supplier will bear all risk of loss with respect to all non-conforming products and will promptly pay or reimburse all costs incurred by ECCO to return, store, or dispose of any non-conforming products. ECCO’s payment for any non-conforming products will not constitute acceptance by ECCO, limit or impair ECCO’s right to exercise any rights or remedies, or relieve Supplier of responsibility for the non-conforming products.
  3. CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE (CoC): A CoC signed by Supplier’s quality assurance representative must accompany each lot of material and/or parts shipped to ECCO.  The CoC will indicate that the parts or materials supplied against the Purchase Order meet all drawing and/or all Purchase Order requirements.
  4. RECORD RETENTION: Supplier shall maintain records of all inspections and tests performed on representative lots/material delivered to ECCO and records of all incoming materials acceptance documentation. ECCO reserves the right to request or review at Supplier’s facilities any inspection or test records used to form the basis of acceptance. Supplier shall retain all documented information relative in any manner to any materials purchased by ECCO from Supplier including, but not limited to, all inspection records and/or certifications for a period of ten (10) years from date of shipment, unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order.
  5. ELASTOMERIC MATERIAL AND SHELF LIFE ITEMS: Materials shall be new/unused and certification with Cure/Manufacturer Date, Compound/Batch Number, and Expiration Date information shall be enclosed with each shipment. A minimum of 80% of the total shelf life of the product following manufacture must remain upon ECCO’s receipt, or products will be rejected in whole or in part at the discretion of ECCO and at Supplier’s expense.
  6. COUNTERFEIT PARTS PREVENTION: Supplier will ensure that only new and authentic materials are used in products delivered to ECCO. Supplier shall have a counterfeit parts control plan that documents its processes used for risk mitigation, disposition, and reporting of counterfeit parts that complies with AS5553 Counterfeit Parts Detection (or equivalent standard).
  7. CONFIGURATION CONTROL:
    1. Supplier agrees not to make any changes in materials, processes or design details without prior written approval of ECCO. If such approval is granted, all part numbers and the originals of all drawings and data shall be revised accordingly. Supplier will flow down the above requirement to all of its sub- tier subcontractors and suppliers.
    2. Supplier shall provide to ECCO written notice, in a format and with content acceptable to ECCO in its sole discretion, of any proposed changes to Supplier’s manufacturing process(es), material(s), and/or manufacturing location(s), and Supplier shall provide such notice to ECCO at least ninety (90) calendar days prior to Supplier’s execution of any such proposed change(s). If any such proposed changes are implemented by Supplier prior to its receipt of any Purchase Order from ECCO, then Supplier shall immediately notify ECCO upon receipt of the applicable Purchase Order. ECCO expressly reserves the right to cancel, without liability or penalty, any Purchase Order, if ECCO determines, in ECCO’s sole discretion, that any such changes will not comply or otherwise meet ECCO’s requirements for the products ordered.
  8. CONFLICT MINERALS: In accordance with Section 1502 of the 2010 USA Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”), it is ECCO’s policy and expectation of its suppliers to use due diligence to comply with the legal requirements imposed by the Act, and to provide products free of Conflict Minerals. Supplier shall provide ECCO with all required evidence that its products do not contain or include any Conflict Minerals.
  9. ENVIRONMENTAL:
    1. Supplier represents and warrants that it shall perform all obligations under this Agreement in compliance with all applicable national, EU, state/provincial and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations. From time to time, at ECCO’s request, Supplier shall provide certificates to ECCO in a form and substance acceptable to ECCO, indicating compliance with the provisions of this article.
    2. Supplier represents and warrants that each chemical substance constituting or contained in Products is on the list of chemical substances compiled and published by (a) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to: the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 USC Section 2601 et seq.) as amended; (b) the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) or the European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS); or (c) any equivalent lists in any other jurisdictions to which ECCO informs Supplier or Supplier knows the Products likely will be shipped to or through. Suppler represents and warrants that each chemical substance constituting or contained in Products is pre-registered if required, and registered if required, under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (“REACH”), is not restricted under Annex XVII of REACH and if subject to authorization under REACH is authorized for ECCO’s use.
    3. Supplier represents and warrants that none of the Products contain any: (1) arsenic, asbestos, benzene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), carbon tetrachloride, beryllium, halogens, or radioactive materials; (2) chemical restricted under the Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances; (3) substance restricted under Annex XVII of REACH; or (4) other chemical the use of which is restricted in any other jurisdictions to which ECCO informs Supplier the Products are likely to be shipped or the Supplier knows the Products are likely to be shipped to or through; unless ECCO expressly agrees otherwise in writing and Supplier identifies an applicable exemption from any relevant legal restriction on the inclusion of such chemicals or hazardous materials in the Products. Upon request from ECCO and subject to reasonable confidentiality provisions which enable ECCO to meet its compliance obligations, Supplier will provide ECCO with the chemical composition, including proportions, of any substance, preparation, mixture, alloy or goods supplied under this Agreement and any other relevant information or data regarding the properties including without limitation test data and hazard information.
    4. If Supplier is located outside of the U.S. and is shipping Products into the U.S., regardless of which party is the importer of record, Supplier agrees to comply with the import restrictions contained in section 13 of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., provide the appropriate TSCA Certification required under 19 CFR 12.121, and be responsible for any fines or liabilities resulting from breaches of this provision.
    5. With respect to the Products, Supplier shall provide all relevant information, including without limitation, safety data sheets in the language and the legally required format of the location to which the Products will be shipped and mandated labeling information, required pursuant to applicable requirements such as: (1) the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations codified at 29 CFR 1910.1200; or (2) REACH or EU Directive 67/548/EC, as amended, if applicable, and (3) any other applicable law, rule or regulation or any similar requirements in any other jurisdictions to which ECCO informs Supplier the Products are likely to be shipped.  For each such material, identification shall reference the stock or part number of the delivered Products. Hazardous materials include, but are not limited to, materials embedded in a delivered Good in such a manner as to present a potential for personal injury or harm or property damage in the course of normal use, repair, accidents or disposal. Supplier represents and warrants that it shall perform all obligations under this Agreement in compliance with all applicable national, EU, state/provincial and local environmental, health and safety laws and regulations.
  10. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS:
    1. Supplier will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, orders, guidelines, standards, limitations, controls, prohibitions, and/or other requirements that are contained in, issued under and/or otherwise adopted pursuant to any such laws relating to the services, manufacture, production, labeling, sale and/or shipment of the products, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and all applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to fair employment practices or which prohibit discrimination because of age, color, sex, physical or mental handicap, race, nationality, religion or creed, or other similar federal and/or state laws, rules, and/or regulations.
    2. Among other things, this provision specifically applies to the laws for the marking country of origin on all products supplied under the requirements of the Purchase Order. Further, Supplier represents that it will at all times comply with such applicable laws, and wherever necessary, will render immediate effect to such applicable laws and, further, when asked or directed by ECCO, will furnish proof of such compliance.
    3. Illinois state law applies to the performance and interpretation of the Purchase Order without reference to its choice of law rules. Any provision required to be included in a contract of a type similar to the Purchase Order by any applicable and valid executive order, federal, state, or local law, ordinance, rule, or regulation is deemed to be incorporated into the Purchase Order
    4. ECCO observe a zero tolerance towards slavery and human trafficking in all of our operations and in those of subcontractors, suppliers and agents in our global supply chain. Supplier will be equally committed and will warrant that they have thoroughly investigated its labor practices and those of its supply chain, to ensure that there is no slavery or forced labor used anywhere in their organization or by any suppliers or subcontractor to their organization.
    5. The supplier confirms that they have put in place all necessary processes, procedures, investigations and compliance systems to ensure that this situation will continue to be the case at all times and they are fully compliant with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR), the California Civil Code, the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and any other applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws applicable
  11. EXPORT CONTROL:
    1. Supplier shall comply with all applicable United States export control laws and regulations including the United States Government’s Foreign Trade Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 30), the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730 – 799), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 C.F.R. § 120-130), and the Foreign Asset Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 500 et. Seq., (collectively “U.S. Export Control Laws”). Supplier shall obtain all required export license or agreements as applicable and certifies that it is not located in a country subject to comprehensive U.S. economic sanctions (i.e., Cuba, Iran, Syria, Sudan, or North Korea) or is a person designated on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals List or any other U.S. Government Denied Parties lists, or has had its export privileges denied, suspended, or revoked in whole or in part by the U.S. Government.
    2. Upon ECCO’s request, Supplier shall promptly provide ECCO with a statement of origin for all products and with applicable customs documentation for products wholly or partially manufactured outside of the United States.
  12. CONFIDENTIALITY AND PUBLICITY:
    1. Under these Terms and Conditions, either party may have or may be provided access to the other’s confidential information and materials (collectively, “Confidential Information”). Each party agrees to maintain the other party’s Confidential Information in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and any separate confidentiality or nondisclosure agreement previously or subsequently entered into between ECCO and Supplier.  In the absence of such a confidentiality or nondisclosure agreement, at a minimum, each party agrees to maintain the other  party’s Confidential Information in confidence and limit disclosure to a need-to-know basis, to take all reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorized disclosure, and to treat such Confidential Information as it treats its own information of a similar nature (but with not less than a reasonable degree of care), until such Confidential Information becomes publicly available through no fault of the non-disclosing party.  Supplier’s employees who access ECCO’s facilities may be required to sign a separate nondisclosure agreement prior to admittance.
    2. The parties agree that neither shall disclose the existence of these Terms and Conditions, any Purchase Order, or other Documented Information in any way relative to the material purchased, nor any of the details or the existence of the relationship created by these Terms and Conditions or any Purchase Order, to any third party without the specific prior written consent of the other. The obligations stated in this Section shall survive any expiration, fulfillment, or termination of these Terms and Conditions or any Purchase Order.
    3. If the parties previously entered into one or more separate confidentiality agreements or nondisclosure agreements (each, a “Confidentiality Agreement”), such Confidentiality Agreement(s) shall be and remain in full force and effect as provided therein. In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of any such Confidentiality Agreement, the terms of such Confidentiality Agreement shall control.
  13. FORCE MAJEURE: Except for payment of sums due, neither party will be liable to the other nor deemed in default under the Purchase Order if and to the extent that such party’s performance of the Purchase Order is prevented by reason of Force Majeure. The term “Force Majeure” means an unforeseeable occurrence that is beyond the reasonable control of the party affected and occurs without its fault or negligence. Without limiting the foregoing, Force Majeure includes acts of God; acts of the public enemy; acts of terrorism; war; riots; wildcat strikes; armed services and National Guard mobilization; labor disputes; civil disorders; fire; flood; lockouts; injunctions-intervention-acts; failures or refusals to act by government authority; and/or other similar occurrences beyond the reasonable control of the party declaring Force Majeure which such party is unable to prevent or avoid by exercising reasonable diligence.
  14. INDEMNIFICATION:
    1. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Supplier will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ECCO, its parent and affiliated companies, and their respective directors, officers, officials, employees, agents, volunteers, successors, and assigns from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs, and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonably attorneys’ fees and court costs) relating to or arising from: (i) any acts, errors, mistakes, omissions, work or service (howsoever arising, including, but not limited to, by reason of negligence, gross negligence, intentional misconduct, breach of warranty, defect in design, material, workmanship, or otherwise, and even though strict liability may be claimed) of Supplier, its officers, officials, employees, agents, volunteers, successors, and/or assigns, or any tier of Supplier’s subcontractors and/or suppliers in the performance of the Purchase Order, directly or indirectly caused by, incident to, or growing out of any defects in the design, manufacture, or materials used in the products, negligence in the manufacture or provision of any products supplied or the performance of any services hereunder; and (ii) any actual or alleged infringement of any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, mask work, or other proprietary right arising out of the use or sale by ECCO or ECCO’s customers of any product or service provided under any Purchase Order. The amount and type of insurance coverage requirements set forth in these Terms and Conditions will in no way be construed as limiting the scope of indemnification under this paragraph.
    2. Supplier further agrees to pay the settlement of any and all such claims, and the defense of any and all actions, suits, and/or legal proceedings of any kind brought to enforce any such claim or claims, and to pay all judgments entered in any such claim, suit, or legal proceeding, and all reasonable costs of attorneys’ fees and/or other expenses related thereto. Supplier agrees that, in any instance where such claims in any way affect ECCO’s interests under a Purchase Order or otherwise, Supplier will not consummate any settlement without ECCO’s prior written consent. Supplier’s indemnification obligation herein will continue in full force and effect notwithstanding the fulfillment, termination, or expiration of any Purchase Order.
  15. PROPERTY RIGHTS: All tools, equipment dies, gauges, models, drawings, supplies, fixtures, molds, patterns, or other materials furnished by ECCO to Supplier or made by Supplier for the purpose of the Purchase Order, or that are paid for by ECCO, and all replacements thereof and materials fixed or attached thereto, are and will remain the property of ECCO, and shall: (i) be kept confidential; (iii) be used by Supplier exclusively for ECCO’s orders; (iv) be clearly marked as ECCO’s property and segregated when not in use; (v) be kept in good working condition at Supplier’s sole cost and expense; and (vi) be shipped or delivered to ECCO promptly on demand. To the extent that Supplier may own any rights therein, Supplier hereby assigns and transfers all such rights to ECCO. Supplier will bear all risk of loss or damage to ECCO’s property.
  16. RIGHTS AND REMEDIES: All rights and remedies of ECCO are cumulative and do not exclude any remedies allowed by law. The failure by ECCO to exercise or enforce any of the terms or conditions hereof will not constitute or be deemed a waiver of ECCO’s rights hereunder to enforce each and every other term contained herein. The failure by ECCO to insist upon strict performance of any of the terms and provisions herein will not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent default in the terms or provisions herein. Waiver of any breach will not constitute waiver of any other breach of the same or any other provision. Acceptance of any items or payment therefor will not waive any breach.
  17. CERTIFICATION: Supplier certifies that it is an independent contractor and not a partner with ECCO for any purpose, provides services to other customers, maintains insurance, sets its own priorities on time and hours of work, provides its own supplies, and determines the means of delivering the products and/or services.
  18. ANTI-KICKBACK ACT: By accepting a Purchase Order, Supplier represents, covenants, and warrants to and with ECCO that Supplier and all subcontractors below Supplier are in full compliance with the Anti-Kickback Act of 1986 and amendments thereto (the “Anti-Kickback Act”). Supplier further agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ECCO, its parent and affiliated companies, and their respective directors, officers, officials, employees, agents, volunteers, successors, and assigns from any violation of the Anti-Kickback Act by Supplier or any subcontractors below Supplier. All defined terms set forth in the Anti-Kickback Act shall apply to this paragraph.
  19. CUSTOMS CLEARANCE: Upon ECCO’s request, Supplier shall promptly provide ECCO with a statement of origin for all products and with applicable customs documentation for products wholly or partially manufactured outside of the United States.
  20. COMPETENCY: Supplier certifies to the competency and qualifications of any persons producing or assisting in the production of materials purchased by ECCO.
  21. CALIBRATION VENDORS: Calibration of tools is to be at a 12 months interval or as otherwise previously agreed and to manufacturing specification unless otherwise stated.  Calibration must be NIST traceable.
  22. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT CONTROL: ECCO does not design or develop any of the product we purchase. However, we require that any product or material identified on purchase orders that requires any new, altered, or otherwise revised design or development will be effectively communicated to ECCO in writing to include, at minimum; the updated drawing with appropriate revision identification and date, along with a detailed description of any changes from prior specifications. Further, we require that all design and development elements for all product or material ordered are positively controlled by the supplier accepting any ECCO purchase order and all design and development documented information be made available to ECCO upon request.
  23. SUPPLIER CONTRIBUTIONS AND ETHICAL BEHAVIOR: It is important to ECCO that all of our suppliers are keenly aware of their impact on, and contribution to, ECCO’s performance. This purchase order is issued with the full expectation that; ALL suppliers must provide wholly conforming products and/or services, understand their contribution to product safety when their product is used in the intended manner for which it was designed, and understand the importance of ethical practices and behavior.
  24. QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QMS): Supplier confirms that it maintains and adheres to its own quality management system that meets or exceeds all requirements of ECCO’s ISO9001:2015/AS9100D Certification and will flow down all such requirements to any sub-tier supplier it uses to fulfill the material ordered on this purchase order.
  25. SEVERABILITY: If any provision in a Purchase Order should, under applicable law, in whole or in part, be held invalid, illegal, unenforceable, or void, such invalidity, illegality, unenforceability, or voidness will in no event affect the applicability of any other provisions of the Purchase Order, including, but not limited to, these Terms and Conditions.