Wayne Farms LLC Terms of Sale

 

1. Applicability.

(a) These terms and conditions of sale ("Terms") govern the sale of the goods ("Goods") byWayne Farms LLC ("Seller") to the buyer ("Buyer") under any verbal order, order confirmation, purchase order, email confirmation or other written agreement (each hereinafter a “Sales Confirmation”) through which Buyer agrees to purchase Goods from Seller. Transmission of a Sales Confirmation from Buyer to Seller, or payment of an invoice generated after a verbal order, shall be acknowledgment and confirmation by Buyer of its review and acknowledgement that these Terms are specifically incorporated into the agreement between Seller and Buyer and fully binding on all future purchases of product from Seller. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if a written contract signed by both parties is in existence covering the sale of the Goods covered hereby, the terms and conditions of said contract shall prevail to the extent they are inconsistent with these Terms.

(b) The accompanying Sales Confirmation and these Terms (collectively, this "Agreement") comprise the entire agreement between the parties, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous understandings, agreements, negotiations, representations and warranties, and communications, both written and oral. These Terms prevail over any of Buyer's general terms and conditions of purchase regardless whether or when Buyer has submitted its purchase order or such terms. Fulfillment of Buyer's order does not constitute acceptance of any of Buyer's terms and conditions and does not serve to modify or amend these Terms. These Terms can be amended, changed, altered or supplemented only in writing signed by an officer of both
parties.

2. Delivery.

(a) The goods will be delivered within a reasonable time after the receipt of Buyer's purchase order. Seller shall not be liable for any delays, loss or damage in transit.

(b) Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties, Seller shall deliver the Goods FOB at Seller’s location (the "Delivery Point") using Seller's standard methods for packaging and loading such Goods. Buyer shall take delivery of the Goods on the date that the Goods are available at the Delivery Point. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, Buyer shall be solely responsible for the condition of the trailers into which the Goods are loaded.

(c) Seller may, in its sole discretion, without liability or penalty, make partial delivery of Goods to Buyer. Each delivery will constitute a separate sale, and Buyer shall pay for the units delivered whether such delivery is in whole or partial fulfillment of Buyer's purchase order.

(d) If for any reason Buyer fails to accept delivery of any of the Goods on the date the Goods are available at the Delivery Point, or if Seller is unable to deliver the Goods at the Delivery Point on such date because Buyer has not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licenses or authorizations: (i) risk of loss to the Goods shall pass to Buyer; (ii) the Goods shall be deemed to have been delivered; and (iii) Seller, at its option, may store the Goods until Buyer picks them up, whereupon Buyer shall be liable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance), or Seller may sell and deliver such Goods, if commercially reasonable, to another buyer and credit the proceeds received against the obligations of Buyer.

(e) The quantity of any installment of Goods as recorded by Seller on a dispatch document (Bill of Lading or Delivery Ticket) from Seller's place of business is conclusive evidence of the quantity received by Buyer on delivery unless Buyer can provide conclusive evidence proving the contrary.

(f) The Seller shall not be liable for any non-delivery of Goods (even if caused by Seller's negligence) unless Buyer gives written notice to Seller of the non-delivery within seven (7) days of the date when the Goods are received.

(g) Any liability of Seller for non-delivery of the Goods shall be limited to replacing the Goods within a reasonable time or adjusting the invoice respecting such Goods to reflect the actual quantity delivered.

3. Quantity. If Seller delivers to Buyer a quantity of Goods of up to 10% more or less than the quantity set forth in the Sales Confirmation, Buyer shall not be entitled to object to or reject the Goods or any portion of them by reason of the surplus or shortfall and shall pay for such Goods the price set forth in the Sales Confirmation adjusted pro rata.

4. Shipping Terms. Unless specifically agreed otherwise and on the Sales Confirmation, delivery shall be made FOB Seller’s location.

5. Title and Risk of Loss. Title and risk of loss passes to Buyer upon delivery of the Goods FOB at the Delivery Point. As collateral security for the payment of the purchase price of the Goods, Buyer hereby grants to Seller a lien on and security interest in and to all of the right, title and interest of Buyer in, to and under the Goods, wherever located, and whether now existing or hereafter arising or acquired from time to time, and in all accessions thereto and replacements or modifications thereof, as well as all proceeds (including insurance proceeds) of the foregoing. The security interest granted under this provision constitutes a purchase money security interest under the Georgia Uniform Commercial Code.

6. Amendment and Modification. These Terms may only be amended or modified in a writing which specifically states that it amends these Terms and is signed by an authorized representative of each party.

7. Inspection and Rejection of Nonconforming Goods.

(a) Buyer shall inspect the Goods within three (3) days of receipt ("Inspection Period"). Buyer will be deemed to have accepted the Goods unless it notifies Seller in writing of any Nonconforming Goods during the Inspection Period and furnishes such written evidence or other documentation as reasonably required by Seller. "Nonconforming Goods" means only the following: (i) product shipped is different than identified in Buyer's purchase order; or (ii) product's label or packaging incorrectly identifies its contents.

(b) If Buyer timely notifies Seller of any Nonconforming Goods, Seller shall, in its sole discretion, (i) replace such Nonconforming Goods with conforming Goods, or (ii) credit or refund the Price for such Nonconforming Goods, together with any reasonable shipping and handling expenses incurred by Buyer in connection therewith. Buyer shall ship, at its expense and risk of loss, the Nonconforming Goods to Seller's production facility where the Goods were produced, or such other place as directed by Seller. If Seller exercises its option to replace Nonconforming Goods, Seller shall, after receiving Buyer's shipment of Nonconforming Goods, make available to Buyer the replacement Goods at the Delivery Point.

(c) Buyer acknowledges and agrees that the remedies set forth in Section 7(b) are Buyer's exclusive remedies for the delivery of Nonconforming Goods. Except as provided under Section 7(b), all sales of Goods to Buyer are made on a one-way basis and Buyer has no right to return Goods purchased under this Agreement to Seller.

8. Price.

(a) Buyer shall purchase the Goods from Seller at the price[s] (the "Price[s]") set forth on the Sales Confirmation or in Seller's published price list in force as of the date stated on the Sales Confirmation.

(b) All Prices are exclusive of all sales, use and excise taxes, and any other similar taxes, duties and charges of any kind imposed by any Governmental Authority on any amounts payable by Buyer. Buyer shall be responsible for all such charges, costs and taxes; provided, that, Buyer shall not be responsible for any taxes imposed on, or with respect to, Seller's income, revenues, gross receipts, personnel or real or personal property or other assets 

9. Payment Terms.

(a) Buyer shall pay all invoiced amounts due to Seller within seven (7) days from the date of Seller's invoice. Buyer shall make all payments hereunder by in US dollars, and in such form as agreed by the parties, or if such from has not been specifically agreed, by wire transfer. If there is any dispute by Buyer with the accurancy of the invoice or whether said invoice is properly payable, Buyer must advise Seller of such objection within seven (7) days of receipt. If Buyer fails to advise Seller in a timely manner, all objections shall be deemed waived. If the entire invoice is not in dispute, Buyer must pay the amount not in dispute.

(b) Buyer shall pay interest on all late payments at the lesser of the rate of 1.5% per month or the highest rate permissible under applicable law, calculated daily and compounded monthly. Buyer shall reimburse Seller for all costs incurred in collecting any late payments, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees. In addition to all other remedies available under these Terms or at law (which Seller does not waive by the exercise of any rights hereunder), Seller shall be entitled to suspend the delivery of any Goods if Buyer fails to pay any amounts when due hereunder.

(c) Buyer shall not withhold payment of any amounts due and payable by reason of any set-off of any claim or dispute with Seller, whether relating to Seller's breach, bankruptcy or otherwise.

10. Limited Warranty.

(a) All Goods now being sold or which may hereafter be sold or delivered by Seller to Buyer will be in accordance with specifications and will not be adulterated, misbranded, unlawfully shipped or unlawfully introduced into commerce within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended; the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1967, or any other federal, state or municipal statutes, ordinances, rule or regulation pertaining thereto.

SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OF GOODS OR OF THEIR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE OR ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF. Goods which do not conform to the description or specification will be dealt with according to the provisions herein. The foregoing constitutes Buyer’s sole remedy and Seller’ sole obligation with respect to Goods furnished hereunder.

(b) The Seller shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty set forth in Section 10(a) unless: (i) Buyer gives written notice of the defect, reasonably described, to Seller within ten (10) days of the time when Buyer discovers or ought to have discovered the defect; (ii) Seller is given a reasonable opportunity after receiving the notice to examine such Goods and Buyer (if requested to do so by Seller) returns such Goods to Seller's place of business at Seller's cost for the examination to take place there; and (iii) Seller reasonably verifies Buyer's claim that the Goods are defective.

(c) The Seller shall not be liable for a breach of the warranty set forth in Section 10(a) if: (i) Buyer makes any further use of such Goods after giving such notice; (ii) the defect arises because Buyer failed to follow Seller's oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods; (iii) Buyer alters such Goods without the prior written consent of Seller; or (iv) such Goods are damaged or spoiled after delivery of Goods to Buyer.

(d) Subject to Section 10(b) and Section 10(c) above, with respect to any such Goods during the Warranty Period, Seller shall, in its sole discretion, either: (i) replace such Goods (or the defective portions) or (ii) credit or refund the price of such Goods at the pro rata contract rate provided plus actual shipping costs incurred by Buyer and, if Seller so requests, Buyer shall, at Seller's expense, return such Goods to Seller.

(e) THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN SECTION 10(d) SHALL BE THE BUYER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SELLER'S ENTIRE LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 10(a).

11. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE TO BUYER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, REVENUE OR PROFIT, OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT SELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

12. Compliance with Law. Buyer shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Buyer shall maintain in effect all the licenses, permissions, authorizations, consents and permits that it needs to carry out its obligations under this Agreement.

13. Termination. In addition to any remedies that may be provided under these Terms, Seller may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect upon written notice to Buyer, if Buyer: (i) fails to pay any amount when due under this Agreement; (ii) has not otherwise performed or complied with any of these Terms, in whole or in part; or (iii) becomes insolvent, files a petition for bankruptcy or commences or has commenced against it proceedings relating to bankruptcy, receivership, reorganization or assignment for the benefit of creditors.

14. Waiver. No waiver by Seller of any of the provisions of this Agreement is effective unless explicitly set forth in writing and signed by Seller. No failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege arising from this Agreement operates, or may be construed, as a waiver thereof. No single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder precludes any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege. Should any Term hereof be ruled void or unenforceable such provision shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

15. Confidential Information. All non-public, confidential or proprietary information of Seller, including but not limited to specifications, samples, patterns, designs, plans, drawings, documents, data, business operations, customer lists, pricing, discounts or rebates, disclosed by Seller to Buyer, whether disclosed orally or disclosed or accessed in written, electronic or other form or media, and whether or not marked, designated or otherwise identified as "confidential" in connection with this Agreement is confidential, solely for the use of performing this Agreement and may not be disclosed or copied unless authorized in advance by Seller in writing. Upon Seller's request, Buyer shall promptly return all documents and other materials received from Seller. Seller shall be entitled to injunctive relief for any violation of this Section. This Section does not apply to information that is: (a) in the public domain; (b) known to Buyer at the time of disclosure; or (c) rightfully obtained by Buyer on a non-confidential basis from a third party.

16. Force Majeure. The Seller shall not be liable or responsible to Buyer, nor be deemed to have defaulted or breached this Agreement, for any failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term of this Agreement when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Seller including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, war, invasion or hostilities (whether war is declared or not),governmental action related to the potential spread of disease among humans or animals or production capacity interruptions related to the spread of disease, terrorist threats or acts, riot, or other civil unrest, national emergency, revolution, insurrection, epidemic, lockouts, strikes or other labor disputes (whether or not relating to either party's workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials, or telecommunication breakdown or power outage provided that, if the event in question continues for a continuous period in excess of thirty (30) days, Buyer shall be entitled to give notice in writing to Seller to terminate this Agreement.

17. Assignment. Buyer shall not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Seller. Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this Section is null and void. No assignment or delegation relieves Buyer of any of its obligations under this Agreement.

18. Relationship of the Parties. The relationship between the parties is that of independent contractors. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, joint venture or other form of joint enterprise, employment or fiduciary relationship between the parties, and neither party shall have authority to contract for or bind the other party in any manner whatsoever.

19. No Third-Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement is for the sole benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns and nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person or entity any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever under or by reason of these Terms. Without limiting the generality hereof, NO WARRANTY FROM SELLER TO BUYER IS ASSIGNABLE NOR EXTENDS TO ANY THIRD PARTY OR “DOWN STREAM” USER OR CONSUMER OF THE GOODS.

20. Governing Law. All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement are governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of Georgia.

21. Submission to Jurisdiction. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be instituted in the federal courts of the United States of America or the courts of the State of Georgia in each case located in the County of Hall, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding.

22. Notices. All notices, request, consents, claims, demands, waivers and other communications hereunder (each, a "Notice") shall be in writing and addressed to the parties at the addresses set forth on the face of the Sales Confirmation or to such other address that may be designated by the receiving party in writing. All Notices shall be delivered by personal delivery, nationally recognized overnight courier (with all fees pre-paid), facsimile (with confirmation of transmission) or certified or registered mail (in each case, return receipt requested, postage prepaid). Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, a Notice is effective only (a) upon receipt of the receiving party, and (b) if the party giving the Notice has complied with the requirements of this Section.

23. Severability. If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.

24. Survival. Provisions of these Terms which by their nature should apply beyond their terms will remain in force after any termination or expiration of this Agreement including, but not limited to, the following provisions: Sections 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 21, 23, and 24.