Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE
1. TERMS OF AGREEMENT
The Purchase Order, together with these Terms and Conditions, and any attachments and exhibits specifications, drawings, notes, instructions and other information, whether physically attached or incorporated by reference (collectively the Purchase Order), constitutes the entire and exclusive agreement between Secure-24, LLC (Secure-24) and the supplier (the Supplier) identified in the Purchase Order. Secure-24s submission of the Purchase Order is conditioned on Suppliers agreement that any terms different from or in addition to the terms of the Purchase Order, whether communicated orally or contained in any purchase order confirmation, invoice, acknowledgement, release, acceptance or other written correspondence, irrespective of the timing, shall not form a part of the Purchase Order, even if Supplier purports to condition its acceptance of the Purchase Order on Secure-24s agreement to such different or additional terms. Suppliers electronic acceptance, acknowledgement of this Purchase Order, or commencement of performance constitutes Suppliers acceptance of these terms and conditions. The Purchase Order does not constitute a firm offer within the meaning of the Michigan Commercial Code, and may be revoked at any time prior to acceptance. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a master agreement covering procurement of the Work described in the Purchase Order exists between Supplier and Secure-24, the terms of such master agreement shall prevail over any inconsistent terms herein.
2.1 Deliverables means the deliverables specified in the Purchase Order (and any Statement of Work) to be delivered on or before the Delivery Date.
2.2 Delivery Date means the date or dates specified in the Purchase Order by which the Supplier is required to deliver the Work.
2.3 Harmful Code means any software intentionally designed to (i) disrupt, disable, harm, or impede operation, or (ii) impair operation based on the lapse of time, including but not limited to viruses, worms, time bombs, time locks, drop-dead devices, access codes, security keys, back doors, or trap door devices.
2.4 Intellectual Property Rights means any and all tangible and intangible: (i) copyrights and other rights associated with works of authorship throughout the world, including but not limited to copyrights, neighboring rights, moral rights, and mask works, and all derivative works thereof; (ii) trademark and trade name rights and similar rights; (iii) trade secret rights; (iv) patents, designs, algorithms, utility models, and other industrial property rights, and all improvements thereto; (v) all other intellectual and industrial property rights (of every kind and nature throughout the world and however designated) whether arising by operation of law, contract, license, or otherwise; and (vi) all registrations, applications, renewals, extensions, continuations, divisions, or reissues thereof now or hereafter in force (including any rights in any of the foregoing).
2.5 Preexisting Materials means any Intellectual Property Rights or tangible personal property of Supplier or Secure-24 created before the date of this Purchase Order or outside the scope of this Purchase Order.
2.6 Products means tangible goods specified in the Purchase Order to be delivered on or before the Delivery Date.
2.7 Services means the services that Supplier is to perform for Secure-24 specified in the Purchase Order.
2.8 Statement of Work or SOW means the document specifying, without limitation, the scope, objective, and time frame of the Work that Supplier will perform for Secure-24.
2.9 Subcontractor means a third party performing Work under an agreement (a Subcontract) with Supplier.
2.10 Supplier Personnel means Suppliers employees, consultants, agents, independent contractors and Subcontractors.
2.11 Third Party Intellectual Property means the Intellectual Property Rights of a third party which Supplier uses or incorporates into the Work.
2.12 Work means the Deliverables, Products and Services specified in the Purchase Order, including any SOW.
3.1 Time is of the essence in Suppliers performance of its obligations under the Purchase Order. Supplier will immediately notify Secure-24 if Suppliers timely performance under the Purchase Order is delayed or is likely to be delayed. Secure-24s acceptance of Suppliers notice will not constitute Secure-24s waiver of any of Suppliers obligations.
3.2 If Supplier delivers Work after the Delivery Date, Secure-24 may reject such Work.
3.3 Secure-24 will hold any Work rejected under this Purchase Order at Suppliers risk and expense, including storage charges, while awaiting Suppliers returns shipping instructions. Supplier will bear all return shipping charges, including without limitation, insurance charges Secure-24 incurs on Suppliers behalf. Secure-24 may, in its sole discretion, destroy or sell at a public or private sale any rejected Work for which Secure-24 does not receive return shipping instructions within a reasonable time, and apply the proceeds, if any, first toward any storage charges.
3.4 Supplier will preserve, pack, package and handle the Deliverables and Products so as to protect the Deliverables and Products from loss or damage and in accordance with best commercial practices in the absence of any specifications Secure-24 may provide. Without limiting the foregoing, Supplier shall observe the requirements of any local laws and regulations relating to hazardous work, including, without limitation, with respect to its accompanying information, packing, labeling, reporting, carriage and disposal.
3.5 Supplier will include with each delivery of Products a packing list identifying the Purchase Order number, the Secure-24 part number for each of the Products (if applicable), a description and the quantity of each of the Products, and the date of shipment.
3.6 Unless Secure-24 expressly instructs otherwise, Supplier will deliver all Work to Secure-24s offices at the address set forth in the Purchase Order. Seller assumes responsibility for all shipping and delivery charges including, without limitation, customs, duties, costs, taxes and insurance. Risk of loss for the Deliverables and Products does not pass to Secure-24 until acceptance in accordance with Section 6.
4. PRICE AND PAYMENT
4.1 Unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order, the price for the Work includes all taxes and other charges such as shipping and delivery charges, duties, customs, tariffs, imposts and government-imposed surcharges. Supplier will, at Secure-24s request, break-out from the price all such taxes and other charges, in its invoices. Supplier shall use its best efforts to assist Secure-24 in all legal efforts to minimize the taxes resulting from the performance of this Purchase Order.
4.2 Secure-24 will pay Supplier the price in accordance with the payment terms set forth in the Purchase Order following the later of: (i) the Delivery Date; (ii) the date of Secure-24s acceptance of all of the Work; or (iii) Secure-24s receipt of a properly prepared invoice. A properly prepared invoice must include the Purchase Order number and, if required in the Purchase Order, Suppliers certification of conformance of the Work to the requirements. Payment will be in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise specified in a Purchase Order.
4.3 Supplier represents and warrants to Buyer that the prices for any Work under a Purchase Order are at least as favorable to Secure-24 as those applicable to any other customer of Supplier If Supplier offers to any of its customers, or agrees to, terms and conditions more favorable than those set forth in this Purchase Order or a price for services of like type lower than the Price, this Order will automatically be revised so as to conform to the requirements of this Section 4.
4.4 Secure-24 may, at any time, set-off any amounts Supplier owes Secure-24 with respect to any Purchase Order or otherwise against any amounts Secure-24 owes to Supplier or any of its affiliated companies.
5. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE
5.1 Unless otherwise specified in a SOW and except as provided in Section 5.2, Secure-24 is the sole and exclusive owner of all Deliverables and Supplier hereby irrevocably assigns and transfers to Secure-24 all of its worldwide right and title to, and interest in, the Deliverables, including all associated Intellectual Property Rights.
5.2 Unless otherwise specified in a SOW, each party owns all right, title, and interest in and to any of its Preexisting Materials. Supplier hereby grants Secure-24 a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, nonexclusive license, with the right to sublicense and authorize the granting of sublicenses, to use and reproduce Supplier’s Preexisting Materials in the Deliverables to the extent necessary for Secure-24s exercise and exploitation of its rights in the Deliverables.
5.3 Unless otherwise specified in an SOW, Supplier will obtain and assign to Secure-24 a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sub-licensable license to use all Third Party Intellectual Property Rights incorporated into, required to use, or delivered with the Work. Supplier will deliver copies of the above releases and licenses to Secure-24 upon Secure-24s request.
6. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE
Secure-24 may reject any or all of the Work which does not conform to the applicable requirements within 30 business days of Suppliers delivery of the Work. At Secure-24s option, Secure-24 may (i) return the non-conforming Work to Supplier for a refund or credit; (ii) requires Supplier to replace the non-conforming Work; or (iii) repair the non-conforming Work so that it meets the requirements. As an alternative to (i) through (iii), Secure-24 may accept the non-conforming Work conditioned on Supplier providing a refund or credit in an amount Secure-24 reasonably determines to represent the diminished value of the non-conforming Work. Secure-24s payment to Supplier for Work prior to Secure-24s timely rejection of such Work as non-conforming will not be deemed as acceptance by Secure-24.
7.1 As used in this Section 7, Change means a change Secure-24 directs or causes within the general scope of this Agreement, the applicable SOW or both.
7.2 Secure-24, by written order (Change Order), may make Changes in accordance with this Section 7.
7.3 If Supplier asserts that Secure-24 has directed or caused a Change to the cost of or time for performance for which Secure-24 has not issued a Change Order, Supplier will promptly notify Secure-24 in writing of the Change, providing (i) a description of the action or inaction asserted to have caused the Change; (ii) an estimate of the equitable adjustment that would be required for Supplier to perform the Changed Work; and (iii) a date no less than 30 days from the date of notice by which Secure-24 must respond to Suppliers notice so that Supplier may proceed with the Work unchanged. Secure-24 will evaluate Suppliers notice of Change in good faith, and if Secure-24 agrees that it has made a constructive change, Secure-24 will issue a Change Order to Supplier.
7.4 Supplier shall, as promptly as practicable, after giving the notice of the Change, or within 10 days of receiving a Change Order, submit a request for equitable adjustment specifying the adjustment in the price or time for performance resulting from the Change.
7.5 The parties shall negotiate an amendment to the applicable SOW to incorporate a Change Order providing for an equitable adjustment to the price, time for performance, or both.
7.6 Supplier will proceed with the Changed Work as directed, notwithstanding that the parties have not negotiated the amendment to this Agreement or the applicable SOW to incorporate the equitable adjustment.
8. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
8.1 Supplier represents and warrants that:
(i) it has the full power to enter into the Purchase Order and to perform its obligations under the Purchase Order;
(ii) it has the right and unrestricted ability to assign the Work to Secure-24 including, without limitation, the right to assign any Work performed by Supplier Personnel and Subcontractors;
(iii) the Work, and Secure-24s use of the Work, do not and will not infringe upon any third partys Intellectual Property Rights, right of publicity or privacy, or any other proprietary rights, whether contractual, statutory or common law;
(iv) Supplier will not disclose to Secure-24, bring onto Secure-24’s premises, or induce Secure-24 to use any confidential or proprietary information that belongs to anyone other than Secure-24 or Supplier which is not covered by a non-disclosure agreement between Secure-24 and Supplier;
(v) Software supplied by Supplier does not contain any Harmful Code;
(vi) Suppliers Work conforms to Secure-24s specifications, Suppliers quotation or proposal, and Suppliers brochures or catalogs, and if none of the foregoing is applicable, then such Work is suitable for the intended use;
(vii) in performing its obligations under this Purchase Order it will apply the Code of Ethics found at: http://www.secure-24.com.
(ix) it will not use or disclose any information that may identify an individual (“Personal Data”) that is processed for or on behalf of Secure-24, except to the extent necessary to perform under this Purchase Order;
(x) only to the extent that Supplier actually processes Personal Data it will: (A) implement and maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures and other protections for Personal Data (including, without limitation, not loading any Personal Data provided to Supplier on (a) any laptop computers or (b) any portable storage media that can be removed from Supplier’s premises unless each case (i) such data has been encrypted and (ii) such data is loaded onto portable storage media solely for the purpose of moving such data to off-site storage), (B) report to Secure-24 any breaches of security of Personal Data immediately after discovery (Security Incident), (C) cooperate fully with Secure-24 in investigating any Security Incidents , (D) cooperate fully with Secure-24’s requests for access to, correction of, and destruction of Personal Data in Supplier’s possession, (E) comply with all instructions or other requirements provided or issued by Secure-24 from time to time relating to Personal Data, and (F) permit Secure-24 and/or its duly authorized representatives, on reasonable prior notice, to inspect and audit Suppliers business premises and computer systems to enable Secure-24 to verify that Supplier is in full compliance with its processing obligations under this Purchase Order;
(xii) it will not provide Secure-24 with Personal Data of any third party or its own employees. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Supplier does provide Secure-24 with any Personal Data, Supplier represents and warrants that it has obtained the necessary consent to provide that Personal Data to Secure-24 and to allow Secure-24 to use, disclose, and transmit such Personal Data on a worldwide basis among Secure-24 and its affiliates in connection with this Purchase Order; and
(xiii) no Products contain or include components (a) containing PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) chemical substances, (b) manufactured using a cadmium plating process or contain a chemical substance or mixture that is or becomes subject to a reporting requirement under Section 8(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 2607(e), as in effect at time of shipment.
8.2 Secure-24 warrants and represents to Supplier that it has the full power to enter into the Purchase Order and to perform its obligations under the Purchase Order.
8.3 TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NO OTHER WARRANTIES ARE MADE, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
9. ASSIGNMENT AND SUBCONTRACTING
9.1 Supplier may not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its obligations under the Purchase Order without Secure-24s prior written consent, which Secure-24 will not unreasonably withhold. Secure-24 may, at its option, void any attempted assignment or delegation undertaken without Secure-24’s prior written consent.
9.2 Supplier may not subcontract any of its rights or obligations under the Purchase Order without Secure-24s prior written consent. If Secure-24 consents to the use of a Subcontractor, Supplier will: (i) guarantee and will remain liable for the performance of all subcontracted obligations; (ii) indemnify Secure-24 for all damages and costs of any kind, subject to the limitations in Section 12 (Indemnification), incurred by Secure-24 or any third party and caused by the acts and omissions of Suppliers Subcontractors and (iii) make all payments to its Subcontractors. If Supplier fails to timely pay a Subcontractor for work performed, Secure-24 will have the right, but not the obligation, to pay the Subcontractor and offset any amount due to Supplier by any amount paid to the Subcontractor. Supplier will defend, indemnify and hold Secure-24 harmless for all damages and costs of any kind, without limitation, incurred by Secure-24 and caused by Suppliers failure to pay a Subcontractor.
9.3 To the extent allowed by applicable law, no person who is not a party to Purchase Order shall be entitled to enforce or take the benefit of any of its terms whether as a result of applicable legislation, custom or otherwise.
10. TERM AND TERMINATION
10.1 These terms and conditions of purchase will govern any Purchase Order issued by Secure-24 to Supplier, as the same may be modified by Secure-24 from time to time.
10.2 The Purchase Order will remain in effect with respect to any SOW already issued prior to expiration of the term of the Purchase Order until such SOW is either terminated or the Work is completed and accepted.
10.3 Secure-24 may terminate this Purchase Order, any SOW, or both at any time, for no reason or for any reason, upon 15 days written notice to Supplier. Upon receipt of notice of such termination, Supplier will inform Secure-24 of the extent to which it has completed performance as of the date of the notice, and Supplier will collect and deliver to Secure-24 whatever Work then exists. Secure-24 will pay Supplier for all Work performed and accepted through the effective date of the termination, provided that Secure-24 will not be obligated to pay anymore than the payment that would have become due had Supplier completed and Secure-24 had accepted the Work. Secure-24 will have no further payment obligation in connection with any termination.
10.4 Secure-24 may terminate this Purchase Order without liability of any kind if Secure-24 has not received the Work by the Delivery Date and Supplier has not cured the breach of delivery within 10 days after the Delivery Date.
10.5 Either party may terminate the Purchase Order, any SOW or both, immediately by delivering written notice to the other party upon the occurrence of any of the following events:(i) a receiver is appointed for either party or its property;(ii) either makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors;(iii) either party commences, or has commenced against it, proceedings under any bankruptcy, insolvency or debtor’s relief law, if such proceedings are not dismissed within 60 days; or(iv) either party is liquidating, dissolving, or ceasing to do business in the ordinary course.
10.6 Secure-24 may immediately terminate the Purchase Order upon written notice to Supplier if there is a change in ownership representing 20 percent or more of the equity ownership of Supplier.
10.7 Either party may terminate this Purchase Order, any SOW or both, immediately by delivering written notice to the other party for any material breach not cured within 30 days of receipt of notice of the breach. Secure-24 shall have no further payment obligation to Supplier under any terminated SOW if Secure-24 terminates the SOW under this Section10.5.
10.8 Any obligations or duties which, by their nature, extend beyond the expiration or termination of the Purchase Order shall survive the expiration or termination of the Purchase Order.
11. PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY
11.1 Upon receipt of all or any portion of Proprietary Information and during the Term of this Agreement, Supplier agrees to keep the Proprietary Information in confidence and not disclose it to any person or entity not a party to this Agreement, or to any affiliates, joint venturers, subsidiaries, shareholders, directors, officers, employees or associates who do not have a “need to know” in connection with the business objective that required disclosure under this Agreement. Supplier will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the Proprietary Information is safeguarded against disclosure to such unauthorized persons or third parties, and agrees not to use the Proprietary Information for any purpose, at any time, other than solely in connection with the business objectives under this Agreement. Supplier agrees to not use the Proprietary Information in whole or in part together with public information or other researched items of knowledge and attempt to connect the material and sources together and claim that the Proprietary Information was generally available to the public. Secure-24 retains all right, title and interest in and to the Proprietary Information, or any derivatives, enhancements, modifications made by the Supplier to the Proprietary Information.
11.2 For the purposes of this Agreement, “Proprietary Information” is defined as all of the information disclosed by Secure-24 to Supplier in any manner, whether verbally, visually, in writing or via electronic transmission of any type, medium or format. Proprietary Information includes, but is not limited to, trade secrets, inventions, know-how, equipment, software programs, research and development, algorithms, computer systems, formulae, hardware, ideas, components, prototypes, drawings, specifications, designs, technologies, technical data, suppliers, customers, codes, passwords, corporate and commercial practices, procedures, methodologies, marketing and advertising materials, business plans and projections, financial data, financial reports, sales and financial forecasts, and any other information owned or used by Secure-24 and disclosed to Supplier, together with all photographs, copies, reproductions, extractions, bulletins, memoranda, records, summaries or notes containing any of the Proprietary Information in any medium or format. The parties shall treat the terms, conditions, and existence of the Purchase Order as Proprietary Information. It is agreed, however, that Supplier shall not be responsible for the disclosure of Proprietary Information if the Proprietary Information:
a) is in the public domain through no fault of Supplier; or
b) is known to Supplier at the time of receipt by Supplier, which fact can be demonstrated with competent evidence; or
c) is disclosed without restriction with express prior written approval of Secure-24; or
d) becomes known to Supplier from an independent source having the apparent right to convey it, which fact can be demonstrated with competent evidence; or
e) is developed by Supplier wholly independent of any Proprietary Information received according to the terms of this Agreement, which fact can be demonstrated with competent evidence; or
f) is required to be disclosed pursuant to governmental or judicial process, provided that notice of this process is promptly provided to Secure-24 in order that it may, in its discretion, intercede in the process to contest the disclosure of Proprietary Information.
11.3 Supplier shall obtain Secure-24s written consent prior to any publication, presentation, public announcement, or press release concerning its relationship as a supplier to Secure-24.
12.1 As used in this Section12, a Claim is any claim, demand, loss, damage, liability, cost or expense (including professional fees and costs as incurred) for which one party (the Indemnifying Party) may be obligated to defend, indemnify and hold the other party (the Indemnified Party) harmless.
12.2 Supplier shall defend, indemnify and hold Secure-24 harmless from and against any and all Claims as incurred, arising out of or in connection with any (i) act or omission of Supplier (including its Subcontractors) in the performance of the Work; or (ii) any infringement of a third partys Intellectual Property Rights or any other rights.
12.3 Secure-24 shall indemnify and hold Supplier harmless from and against any and all Claims as incurred, arising out of or in connection with: (i) Suppliers use of Secure-24s products or services in connection with the Work; (ii) Suppliers use of information or materials provided to Supplier by Secure-24; or (iii) infringement a third partys Intellectual Property Rights or any other rights resulting from Suppliers adherence to Secure-24s written instructions.
12.4 Each party will indemnify and hold the other party harmless from and against any and all Claims, as incurred, arising out of any negligent or willful acts or omissions of the Indemnifying Party which results in personal injury (including death) or damage to tangible property (not including lost or damaged data).
12.5 The Indemnified Party will provide the Indemnifying Party with prompt written notice of the Claim and permit the Indemnifying Party to control the defense, settlement, adjustment, or compromise of any Claim. The Indemnified Party may employ counsel at its own expense to assist it with respect to any Claim. The Indemnified Party will have no authority to settle any Claim on the Indemnified Partys behalf.
12.6 If a third party enjoins or interferes with Secure-24s use of any Work, then in addition to Suppliers obligations under Section 12.2, Supplier will use its best efforts to (i) obtain any licenses necessary to permit Secure-24 to continue to use the Work; (ii) replace or modify the Work as necessary to permit Secure-24 to continue to use of the Work; or if (i) and (ii) are not commercially reasonable, then (iii) promptly refund to Secure-24 the amount paid for any Work for which a third party enjoins or interferes with Secure-24s use of the Work.
12.7 Nothing in this Section shall limit any other remedy of the parties.
13. LIMITATION OF SECURE-24 LIABILITY
13.1 NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE IN THE PURCHASE ORDER OR OTHERWISE, SECURE-24 WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO SUPPLIER WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE PURCHASE ORDER UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY AMOUNTS IN EXCESS IN THE AMOUNT SECURE-24 PAID TO SUPPLIER IN THE SIX MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENT OR CIRCUMSTANCE GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
13.2 IN NO EVENT WILL SECURE-24 BE LIABLE TO SUPPLIER FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFITS ARISING OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE PURCHASE ORDER, WHETHER OR NOT SECURE-24 WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
13.3 THE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN. NOTHING IN THE PURCHASE ORDER LIMITS EITHER PARTY’S LIABILITY FOR BODILY INJURY OF A PERSON, DEATH, OR PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Supplier will secure and maintain insurance providing coverage for liabilities to third parties for bodily injury (personal injury) and damage to property in amounts sufficient to protect Secure-24 in the event of such injury or damage, and will be in compliance with any and all laws, regulations or orders addressing the liabilities of an employer to its employees for injuries and disease suffered in connection with employment. Supplier further will maintain such additional types and limits of insurance as is customary for a company of similar size and similar operations to Supplier in the jurisdiction or jurisdictions in which Suppliers operations take place.
15. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
15.1 Supplier represents and warrants that it will comply with all applicable local and national laws and regulations pertaining to its performance of its obligations under this Purchase Order, including any applicable import or export laws. In particular and without limitation, Supplier shall not act in any fashion or take any action that will render Secure-24 liable for a violation of any applicable anti-bribery legislation (including without limitation, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act 2010), which prohibits the offering, giving or promising to offer or give, or receiving, directly or indirectly, money or anything of value to any third party to assist it them or Secure-24 in retaining or obtaining business or in performing the Work. Suppliers failure to comply with this provision shall constitute a material breach of this Purchase Order.
15.2 During the performance of this Purchase Order, Supplier agrees to comply with all provisions of the Equal Opportunity clause (41 CFR 60-1.4(a)); the Affirmative Action Obligations (41 CFR 60-250); the Listing of Employment Openings clause (41 CFR 60-250.4(b) – (h)); the Employment of the Disabled clause (41 CFR 60.741.5); and any applicable laws pertaining to small/small disadvantaged business concerns. Further, Seller agrees to conform to Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC Section 793) and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (38 USC Section 4012), not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, sex, creed, color, national origin, or disabled or veteran’s status, and Seller certifies that it does not maintain any unlawful segregated facilities. This Purchase Order shall be deemed to incorporate by reference all the clauses required by the provisions of said regulations and laws and wherever the term Contractor is used in said clauses it will be deemed to refer to Supplier.
16. GOVERNING LAW
The Purchase Order will be construed in accordance with, and all disputes will be governed by, the laws of the State of Michigan, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. The parties specifically waive application of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Supplier irrevocably consents to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in and for Oakland County, Michigan, and irrevocably waives any claim it may have that any proceedings brought in such courts have been brought in an inconvenient forum.
17.1 Any notice to be given under the Purchase Order will be in writing and addressed to the party at the address stated in the front of the Purchase Order. Notices will be deemed given and effective (i) if personally delivered, upon delivery, (ii) if sent by an overnight service with tracking capabilities, upon receipt; (iii) if sent by fax or electronic mail, at such time as the party which sent the notice receives confirmation of receipt by the applicable method of transmittal; or (iv) if sent by certified or registered mail, within five days of deposit in the mail.
17.2 If there is a conflict between or among the Purchase Order and any documents attached to and incorporated by reference, the conflict will be resolved as follows:
17.2.1 A conflict between the terms of the Purchase Order and those set forth in an exhibit or hyperlink will be resolved in favor of the Purchase Order.
17.2.2 A conflict between the terms of the Purchase Order and those set forth in an SOW will be resolved in favor of the SOW.
17.3 If any court of competent jurisdiction holds that any provision of the Purchase Order is illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the legality, validity, and enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Purchase Order will not be affected or impaired, and all remaining terms of this Purchase Order remain in full force and effect, provided that this provision shall not be applied to defeat the intent of the parties.
17.4 A partys election not to insist on strict performance of any requirement of the Purchase Order will not operate or be construed to waive any future omission or breach, or any other provision of the Purchase Order.
17.5 Buyer retains the right at any reasonable time to send its authorized representatives to examine all pertinent documents and materials in the possession or under the control of Supplier relating to any of seller’s obligations under this Purchase Order or any payments requested by Supplier pursuant to this Purchase Order. Supplier shall maintain all pertinent books and records relating to this Purchase Order for a period of two years after completion of services or deliver of Products or Work pursuant to this Purchase Order.