Consumer Products Terms & Conditions

Below are the terms and conditions of sale of all consumer products and nonwovens substrates sold by Georgia-Pacific. Please use the tabs below to find the terms applicable to location of sale and the product(s) you purchased.



Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Retail Terms and Conditions of Sale

These Terms and Conditions (the “Conditions”) bind Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP and Dixie Consumer Products LLC, Retail Business (“Seller”) and its customer (“Buyer”) regarding the sale and purchase of Seller goods (“Goods”), and supersede all prior agreements, proposals and discussions among the parties with respect to the purchase and sale of such Goods other than a written agreement signed by both parties. Any additional, inconsistent or different terms or conditions contained in a Buyer’s purchase order or other documents submitted to Seller by or on behalf of Buyer at any time, whether before or after the date hereof, shall be deemed a material alteration and not a rejection of these terms and conditions, and are hereby expressly rejected by Seller. These Conditions shall be deemed accepted by Buyer without any such additional, inconsistent or different terms and conditions, except to the extent expressly accepted by Seller in a writing signed by Seller.

  1. Acceptance of Orders. All orders are subject to acceptance by Seller at Seller’s designated locations. Sales representatives have authority to transmit orders, but are not authorized to accept orders or otherwise bind Seller in any way. Seller reserves the right to withdraw Goods from sale and modify these Conditions without prior notice. Orders that do not originate from approved customers; do not conform to current Seller volume or pricing policies or contain terms which conflict with these Conditions shall be considered rejected without further notice to the originator. In the event of a shortage of Goods, Seller reserves the right to allocate available Goods among customers in its own discretion.
  2. Title, Shipment and Risk of Loss. Unless otherwise agreed, all sales are FOB Seller’s shipping point, and title and risk of loss or damage transfers to Buyer at that point. Carriers are chosen by Seller, with normal carrier freight prepaid by Seller. Shipments outside the continental United States will be FAS port of embarkation. Goods may not be returned to Seller without express written consent of Seller.
  3. Export Sales. Customer expressly acknowledges and agrees not to export, reexport, or provide Goods to any person, entity or destination prohibited under United States law from receiving such Goods, without obtaining prior U.S. Government authorization. Seller’s warranties for exported Goods may vary or may be null and void for products exported outside the United States. Unless otherwise specifically agreed by Seller in writing, Buyer takes full responsibility for ensuring that the Goods comply with the laws of the country of destination. Neither party shall take (or be required to take) any action that is impermissible or penalized, or refrain from taking any action that is required, under the laws of the United States or any applicable foreign jurisdiction, including without limitation the United States antiboycott laws.
  4. Prices and Payment Terms. Prices quoted are for the Goods described for one order and one billing. Prices applicable are those in effect at the time of acceptance of the order. Taxes (except Seller’s income tax), special handling, storage or shipping charges, insurance, and other similar charges are additional and paid by Buyer. Unless otherwise agreed, payment is due net thirty (30) days from the date of invoice in U.S. dollars in immediately available funds, without set off or deduction. Delinquent payments shall be subject to post maturity charges of one and one-half percent per month or the highest rate permitted by law at the point of delivery. A delinquent Buyer shall pay Seller’s reasonable costs of collection, including attorney’s fees and court costs. Seller in its sole discretion may withhold shipments, require advance payment prior to shipment, or cancel orders of any delinquent Buyer, notwithstanding earlier acceptance. Seller may increase prices at any time without prior notice. In the event of a price decline, Seller shall have no liability or obligation to refund any portion of payment resulting from prior sales.
  5. Warranty and Limitation of Liability. Representations regarding the composition and performance of the Goods are believed reliable, but SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUCH INFORMATION OR GOODS EXCEPT THAT SELLER WARRANTS THAT IT HAS GOOD TITLE TO THE GOODS AND THE GOODS WILL CONFORM TO THEN CURRENTSPECIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. SELLER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Seller’s liability for breach of the above warranty, whether at law, in tort or in contract, shall not exceed the cost to Buyer of the defective goods. IN NO EVENT WILL SELLER BE LIABLE TO BUYER FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT SELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SAME.
  6. Claims. Claims made against Seller in connection with defective Goods must be made in writing within ninety (90) days of the date of delivery or they are waived by Buyer and will not be considered by Seller. Claims for short shipments must be made within ten (10) days of delivery or they are waived. Buyer’s sole remedy for defective Goods shall be in accordance with applicable Seller policies. Defective Goods are subject to inspection and review by Seller prior to adjustment of the claim. ANY LEGAL ACTION AGAINST SELLER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF GOODS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO QUANTITY, PRICES, PROMOTIONAL ALLOWANCES, PRODUCT PERFORMANCE, OR BREACH OF WARRANTY, UNDER ANY THEORY, MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN TWO (2) YEARS OF THE DATE OF INVOICE. THEREAFTER, SUCH SUITS ARE BARRED, OTHER STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS NOTWITHSTANDING. Buyer agrees to this limitation of actions by placing an order with Seller.
  7. Force Majeure. Seller’s performance under any order accepted pursuant to these Conditions shall be excused in the event of fire, explosion, flood, severe weather, accident, strike, governmental act, embargo, shortages of raw materials or fuel, computer system failure, war or military action, riot, civil disturbance or any other event beyond the control of Seller or which materially affects the economic basis of the bargain (“force majeure”). Seller’s performance in the event of a force majeure shall be excused for so long as the cause continues, without liability. If the force majeure shall continue unabated for ninety (90) consecutive days, Seller may, at its option, cancel any order so affected without liability.
  8. Custom Print Sales. In the event that Buyer orders Goods which include graphics, slogans, and other material provided by Buyer, Buyer is responsible for compliance with all laws governing labeling and packaging utilizing that material and for ensuring that the material does not infringe upon the rights of any third party (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, etc.) and for the consequences of use and sales of such Goods. Buyer will defend, indemnify and hold Seller harmless for all claims, costs, and expenses arising out of any disputes involving the materials which Buyer supplies, notwithstanding the fact that Seller has produced or otherwise approved such materials. All sales of custom print Goods are final. No returns will be permitted.
  9. Confidential Information. Seller’s obligations of confidentiality and non-use shall be strictly limited to Buyer’s product specifications and business information. Buyer agrees that no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property is transferred by this sale of Goods from Seller.
  10. Assignability. Orders accepted by Seller may not be assigned or otherwise transferred by Buyer without the prior written consent of Seller, which may be withheld in Seller’s sole discretion. Any attempt to so assign or transfer shall not relieve Buyer of its obligation to accept and pay for Goods which it ordered.
  11. Pickup Deliveries. In circumstances in which Seller permits Buyer to pick up Goods at Seller’s facility, Buyer agrees unconditionally to deliver the Goods to the destination indicated on the order. In addition to any other remedies available to Seller, Buyer shall reimburse Seller for the full amount of any allowance granted to Buyer for pick up if the Goods are not delivered to the location indicated on the order. Breach of this condition is material to the contract and will subject Buyer to legal action by Seller.
  12. Entire Agreement. These Conditions supersede all prior inconsistent undertakings by Seller, written or oral. Orders placed through electronic means are subject to these terms in addition to any other agreements concerning electronic procedures, and if there are inconsistencies between such other agreements and these Conditions, the terms hereof shall control.
  13. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue. These Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA, and the courts of Delaware shall have exclusive jurisdiction without reference to the choice of law, conflicts of law, or principles of any other state or country which might otherwise be applied. BUYER HEREBY CONSENTS TO JURISDICTION, PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE, OF SUCH COURTS, AND HEREBY WAIVES ANY OBJECTIONS OF ANY NATURE TO VENUE IN SUCH COURTS. The 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Conditions.
  14. Non-Government Contract. Unless otherwise agreed by Seller separately in writing, Seller does not accept government contract or grant related clauses or requirements through flow down, incorporation by reference or otherwise, including pricing and domestic preference requirements and makes no representations or certifications regarding compliance with any such government requirements, regulations or statutes.
  15. Compliance with Anti-Bribery Laws. Buyer will comply with all applicable anti-bribery and anti- corruption laws, regulations, rules and requirements including the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the laws, regulations, rules and requirements of Buyer’s country, and any other applicable laws, regulations, rules and requirements. In accordance with this understanding, Buyer represents that it, and each of its owners, directors, officers, employees, and every other person acting on its behalf, has not and will not, in connection with any business transactions involving Seller or its products, directly or indirectly: (a) offer, promise, authorize or make any payments of money or anything of value to any “Government Official” or to any agent or intermediary for further payment to any Government Official, (i) to influence the acts or decisions of such Government Official, (ii) to induce the Government Official to do or omit to do any act in violation of a lawful duty, (iii) to obtain any improper advantage, or (iv) to induce the Government Official to use his or her influence in order to affect any government act or decision, in order to obtain, retain, or direct business to any person or entity; or (b) otherwise offer, promise, authorize or pay any illegal bribe, kickback or other payment in violation of any applicable law; this prohibition includes “Facilitation Payments.” A “Government Official” includes any appointed, elected, or honorary official or any career or other employee of any non-U.S. national, regional or local Government or of a public international organization; any non-U.S. political party or party official; or any candidate for non- U.S. political office, in any country. The “Government” includes any agency, department, embassy or other government entity or instrumentality. It also includes any company or other entity owned or controlled by the Government, in whole or in part. A person does not cease to be a Government Official by purporting to act in a private capacity or by the fact that he or she serves without compensation. In the event Seller believes that Buyer is in breach of this paragraph, Buyer shall cooperate in good faith to determine the scope of such breach, and Seller shall have the right to terminate unilaterally any and all business transactions, agreements or arrangements with Buyer in its sole discretion and shall have no further financial obligations or liabilities to Buyer. Buyer shall defend and indemnify Seller against any claims, damages, costs or other expenses arising from any violations of this Section 15.
  16. Miscellaneous. These Conditions shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the respective successors and permitted assigns of the parties; provided, however, that Buyer shall not assign its rights or obligations under the Conditions without Seller’s prior written consent. No waiver of any provision of these Conditions by Seller shall be valid unless the same is in writing and signed by Seller. Seller reserves the right to unilaterally modify or amend any portion of these Conditions at any time without prior notice. The current version of these Conditions and any modifications or amendments supersede all prior versions of these Conditions. The most current version of these Conditions may be found at Seller’s website (www.gp.com/footer/salestermsconditions) and is otherwise available upon request.

These Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products Retail Terms and Conditions of Sale (Retail Tissue, Towel, Napkin and Tableware Products) are updated as of February 25, 2011.

GEORGIA-PACIFIC CONDITIONS OF SALE - CANADA

All sales of products ("Goods") by Georgia-Pacific LLC and any of its subsidiaries, including but not limited to Georgia-Pacific Canada Consumer Products LP ("Seller") to you ("Purchaser"), are subject to the terms and conditions ("Conditions") set forth herein. Any understanding or obligation not contained or referenced herein, such as terms contained in Purchaser’s order, is rejected unless expressly agreed to in writing by an authorized representative of Seller. Seller’s failure to object to any such additional terms shall not under any circumstances constitute an acceptance of such terms or a waiver of any terms contained herein.

  1. Acceptance of Orders. All orders are subject to acceptance by Seller at Seller’s designated locations. Sales representatives have authority to transmit orders, but are not authorized to accept orders or otherwise bind Seller in any way. Seller reserves the right to withdraw Goods from sale and modify these Conditions without prior notice. Orders which do not originate from approved customers, which do not conform to current Georgia-Pacific volume or pricing policies, or which contain terms which conflict with these Conditions shall be considered rejected without further notice to the originator required. In the event of a shortage of Goods, Seller reserves the right to allocate available Goods among customers in its own discretion.
  2. Shipment and Risk of Loss. Unless otherwise agreed, all sales are FOB Seller’s shipping point, and title and risk of loss or damage transfers to Purchaser at that point. Carriers are chosen by Seller, with normal carrier freight prepaid by Seller. Shipments outside Canada will be FAS port of embarkation. Goods may not be returned to Seller without express written consent of Seller.
  3. Prices and Payment Terms. Prices quoted are for the Goods described for one order and one billing. Prices applicable are those in effect at the time of acceptance of the order. Taxes (except Seller’s income tax), import/export duties, special handling, storage or shipping charges, insurance, and other similar charges are additional and paid by Purchaser. Unless otherwise agreed, payment is due net thirty (30) days from the date of invoice in Canadian or US dollars in immediately available funds, without set off or deduction. Delinquent payments shall be subject to post maturity charges of one and one-half percent per month or the highest rate permitted by law at the point of delivery, whichever rate is less. A delinquent Purchaser shall pay Seller’s reasonable costs of collection, including attorney’s fees and court costs. Seller in its sole discretion may withhold shipments, require advance payment prior to shipment, or cancel orders of any delinquent Purchaser, notwithstanding earlier acceptance. Seller may increase prices at any time without prior notice. In the event of a price decline, Seller shall have no liability nor obligation to refund any portion of payments resulting from prior sales.
  4. Warranty and Limitation of Liability. Representations regarding the composition and performance of Seller’s Goods are believed reliable, but SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUCH INFORMATION OR GOODS EXCEPT THAT SELLER WARRANTS THAT IT HAS GOOD TITLE TO THE GOODS AND THE GOODS WILL CONFORM TO SPECIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. SELLER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Seller’s liability for breach of the above warranty, whether at law, in tort or in contract, shall not exceed the cost to Purchaser of the defective goods. IN NO EVENT WILL SELLER BE LIABLE TO PURCHASER FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT SELLER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SAME.
  5. Claims. Claims made against Seller in connection with defective Goods must be made in writing within ninety (90) days of the date of delivery or they are waived by Purchaser and will not be considered by Seller. Claims for short shipments must be made within ten (10) days of delivery or they are waived. Purchaser’s sole remedy for defective Goods shall be in accordance with applicable Georgia-Pacific policies. Defective Goods are subject to inspection and review by Seller prior to adjustment of the claim. ANY LEGAL ACTION AGAINST SELLER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF GOODS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO QUANTITY, PRICES, PROMOTIONAL ALLOWANCES, PRODUCT PERFORMANCE, OR BREACH OF WARRANTY, UNDER ANY THEORY, MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN TWO (2) YEARS OF THE DATE OF INVOICE. THEREAFTER, SUCH SUITS ARE BARRED, OTHER STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS NOTWITHSTANDING. Purchaser agrees to this limitation of actions by placing an order with Seller.
  6. Force Majeure. Seller’s performance under any order accepted pursuant to these Conditions shall be excused in the event of fire, explosion, flood, severe weather, accident, strike, governmental act, embargo, shortages of raw materials or fuel, computer system failure, war or military action, riot, civil disturbance or any other event beyond the control of Seller or which materially affects the economic basis of the bargain (“force majeure”). Seller’s performance in the event of a force majeure shall be excused for so long as the cause continues, without liability. If the force majeure shall continue unabated for ninety (90) consecutive days, Seller may, at its option, cancel any order so affected without liability.
  7. Custom Print Sales. In the event that Purchaser orders Goods which include graphics, slogans, and other material provided by Purchaser, Purchaser is responsible for compliance with all laws governing labeling and packaging utilizing that material and for ensuring that the material does not infringe upon the rights of any third party (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, etc.) and for the consequences of use and sales of such Goods. Purchaser will defend, indemnify and hold Seller harmless for all claims, costs, and expenses arising out of any disputes involving the materials which Purchaser supplies, notwithstanding the fact that Seller has produced or otherwise approved such materials. All sales of custom print Goods are final. No returns will be allowed.
  8. Intellectual Property. Purchaser agrees that no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property is transferred by this sale of Goods from Seller.
  9. Assignability. Orders accepted by Seller may not be assigned or otherwise transferred by Purchaser without the prior written consent of Seller, which may be withheld in Seller’s sole discretion. Any attempt to so assign or transfer shall not relieve Purchaser of its obligation to accept and pay for Goods which it ordered.
  10. Indemnity. To the maximum extent allowed by law, Purchaser shall reimburse, indemnify, defend and hold Seller and its employees and agents harmless from and against any claims, demands, liabilities, damages, suits, judgments, losses, costs and/or expenses (including attorneys’ fees and other expenses of any litigation) suffered and paid by Seller (collectively, “Losses”) that relate to or arise on account of (a) Purchaser’s negligence, use, ownership, maintenance, transfer, transportation or disposal of any goods or services delivered by Seller or (b) Purchaser’s violation or alleged violation of any federal, state, local or foreign law, rule or regulation.
  11. Pickup Deliveries. In circumstances in which Seller permits Purchaser to pick up Goods at Seller’s facility, Purchaser agrees unconditionally to deliver the Goods to the destination indicated on the order. In addition to any other remedies available to Seller, Purchaser shall reimburse Seller for the full amount of any allowance granted to Purchaser for pick up if the Goods are not delivered to the location indicated on the order. Breach of this condition is material to the contract and will subject Purchaser to legal action by Seller.
  12. Entire Agreement. These Conditions supersede all prior inconsistent undertakings by Seller, written or oral. Orders placed through electronic means are subject to these terms in addition to any other agreements concerning electronic procedures, and if there be inconsistencies between such other agreements and these Conditions, the terms hereof shall control. Any disputes concerning sales by Seller shall be determined in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. Purchaser and Seller expressly exclude the application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
  13. Compliance with Anti-Bribery Laws. Purchaser will comply with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, regulations, rules and requirements including Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the laws, regulations, rules and requirements of Seller’s and Purchaser’s country, and any other applicable laws, regulations, rules and requirements. Purchaser represents that it, and each of its owners, directors, officers, employees, and every other person acting on its behalf, has not and will not, in connection with any business transactions involving Seller or its products, directly or indirectly: (a) offer, promise, authorize or make any loans or payments of money, anything of value or any reward, advantage, or benefit of any kind to any “Government Official” or to any agent or intermediary for further payment to any Government Official, (i) to influence the acts or decisions of such Government Official, (ii) to induce the Government Official to do or omit to do any act in violation of a lawful duty, (iii) to obtain any improper advantage, (iv) to induce the Government Official to use his or her influence in order to affect any government act or decision or (v) as consideration for an act or omission by the Government Official in connection with the performance of their duties or functions, in order to obtain or retain an advantage in the course of business or in order to obtain, retain, or direct business to any person or entity; or (b) otherwise offer, promise, authorize or pay any illegal bribe, kickback, loan or other payment in violation of any applicable law; notwithstanding applicable law, this prohibition includes “facilitation payments”. A “Government Official” includes any appointed, elected, or honorary official or any career or other employee of any national, regional or local Government or of a public international organization; any political party or party official; or any candidate for political office, in any country. “Government” means any agency, department, embassy or other government entity or instrumentality. It also includes any company or other entity owned or controlled by the Government, in whole or in part. A person does not cease to be a Government Official by purporting to act in a private capacity or by the fact that he or she serves without compensation. In the event Seller believes that Purchaser is in breach of this paragraph, Purchaser shall cooperate in good faith to determine the scope of such breach, and Seller shall have the right to unilaterally terminate any and all business transactions, agreements or arrangements with Purchaser in its sole discretion and shall have no further financial obligations or liabilities to Purchaser. Purchaser shall defend and indemnify Seller against any damages, penalties, or other costs arising from any violations of this Section 12.
  14. Language. The parties hereto acknowledge that they have expressly required that this document and all deeds, documents or notices relating thereto be drafted in the English language. Les parties aux présentes reconnaissent qu’ils ont exigé expressement que ce document et tous autres contrats, documents ou avis qui y sont afférents soient rédigés en langue anglaise. Should you require a copy of this document in French please contact your Seller representative or the Seller office. Si vous désirez une copie de ce document en français s’il vous plaît, contactez votre représentant de Seller ou le bureau de Seller.

Georgia-Pacific Professional Terms and Conditions of Sale

These Terms and Conditions together with the Georgia-Pacific Professional Order and Delivery Terms and Conditions (collectively, the "Conditions") bind Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP and Dixie Consumer Products LLC (collectively, but neither jointly nor severally, "GP Professional") and its customer ("Buyer") regarding the sale and purchase of GP Professional's goods ("Goods"), and supersede all prior agreements, proposals and discussions among the parties with respect to the purchase and sale of such Goods other than a written agreement signed by both parties. Any additional, inconsistent or different terms or conditions contained in a Buyer's purchase order or other documents submitted to GP Professional by or on behalf of Buyer at any time, whether before or after the date hereof, shall be deemed a material alteration and not a rejection of these terms and conditions, and are hereby expressly rejected by GP Professional. These Conditions shall be deemed accepted by Buyer without any such additional, inconsistent or different terms and conditions, except to the extent expressly accepted by GP Professional in a writing signed by GP Professional.

  1. Acceptance of Orders. All orders are subject to acceptance by GP Professional at GP Professional's designated locations. Sales representatives have authority to transmit orders, but are not authorized to accept orders or otherwise bind GP Professional in any way. GP Professional reserves the right to withdraw Goods from sale and modify these Conditions without prior notice. Orders that do not originate from approved customers, that do not conform to current GP Professional volume or pricing policies, or that contain terms that conflict with these Conditions shall be considered rejected without further notice to the originator required. In the event of a shortage of Goods, GP Professional reserves the right to allocate available Goods among customers in its own discretion.
  2. Shipment and Risk of Loss. Unless otherwise agreed, all U.S. sales are FOB GP Professional's shipping point, and title and risk of loss or damage transfers to Buyer at that point. Carriers are chosen by GP Professional, with normal carrier freight prepaid by GP Professional. Canadian sales of tissue, towel, wiper and napkin products are DDU Buyer's location. Canadian sales of cups, cutlery, plates, foodwrap and other non-napkin foodservice products are sold by Georgia-Pacific Canada, Consumer Products, ULC in Canada and are not subject to these terms and conditions of sale. All other shipment terms and conditions are set forth in the Georgia-Pacific Professional's Order and Delivery Terms and Conditions available at www.gppro.com. Shipments outside the U.S. and Canada will be FAS port of embarkation for ocean freight or DAF for shipments to Mexico. Goods may not be returned to GP Professional without express written consent of GP Professional.
  3. Export Sales. Buyer expressly acknowledges and agrees not to export, reexport, or provide Goods to any person, entity or destination prohibited under United States law from receiving such Goods, without obtaining prior U.S. Government authorization. GP Professional's warranties for exported Goods may vary or may be null and void for products exported outside the United States and Canada. Unless otherwise specifically agreed by GP Professional in writing, Buyer takes full responsibility for ensuring that the Goods comply with the laws of the country of destination. Neither party shall take (or be required to take) any action that is impermissible or penalized, or refrain from taking any action that is required, under the laws of the United States or any applicable foreign jurisdiction, including without limitation the United States antiboycott laws.
  4. Prices and Payment Terms. Prices quoted are for the Goods described for one order and one billing. Prices applicable are those in effect at the time of acceptance of the order. Taxes (except GP Professional's income tax), special handling, storage or shipping charges, insurance, and other similar charges are additional and paid by Buyer. Unless otherwise agreed, payment is due net thirty (30) days from the date of invoice in US dollars in immediately available funds, without set off or deduction. Delinquent payments shall be subject to post maturity charges of one and one-half percent per month or the highest rate permitted by law at the point of delivery. A delinquent Buyer shall pay GP Professional's reasonable costs of collection, including attorney's fees and court costs. GP Professional in its sole discretion may withhold shipments, require advance payment prior to shipment, or cancel orders of any delinquent Buyer, notwithstanding earlier acceptance. GP Professional may increase prices at any time without prior notice. In the event of a price decline, GP Professional shall have no liability or obligation to refund any portion of payments resulting from prior sales.
  5. Warranty and Limitation of Liability. Representations regarding the composition and performance of the Goods are believed reliable, but GP PROFESSIONAL MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUCH INFORMATION OR GOODS EXCEPT THAT GP PROFESSIONAL WARRANTS THAT IT HAS GOOD TITLE TO THE GOODS AND THE GOODS WILL CONFORM TO THEN CURRENTSPECIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. GP PROFESSIONAL EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GP Professional's liability for breach of the above warranty, whether at law, in tort or in contract, shall not exceed the cost to Buyer of the defective goods. IN NO EVENT WILL GP PROFESSIONAL BE LIABLE TO BUYER FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT GP PROFESSIONAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SAME.
  6. Claims. Claims made against GP Professional in connection with defective Goods must be made in writing within ninety (90) days of the date of delivery or they are waived by Buyer and will not be considered by GP Professional. Claims for short shipments must be made within ten (10) days of delivery or they are waived. Buyer's sole remedy for defective Goods shall be in accordance with applicable GP Professional policies. Defective Goods are subject to inspection and review by GP Professional prior to adjustment of the claim. ANY LEGAL ACTION AGAINST GP PROFESSIONAL IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF GOODS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO QUANTITY, PRICES, PROMOTIONAL ALLOWANCES, PRODUCT PERFORMANCE, OR BREACH OF WARRANTY, UNDER ANY THEORY, MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN TWO (2) YEARS OF THE DATE OF INVOICE. THEREAFTER, SUCH SUITS ARE BARRED, OTHER STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS NOTWITHSTANDING. Buyer agrees to this limitation of actions by placing an order with GP Professional.
  7. Force Majeure. GP Professional 's performance under any order accepted pursuant to these Conditions shall be excused in the event of fire, explosion, flood, severe weather, accident, strike, governmental act, embargo, shortages of raw materials or fuel, computer system failure, war or military action, riot, civil disturbance or any other event beyond the control of GP Professional or which materially affects the economic basis of the bargain ("force majeure"). GP Professional 's performance in the event of a force majeure shall be excused for so long as the cause continues, without liability. If the force majeure shall continue unabated for ninety (90) consecutive days, GP Professional may, at its option, cancel any order so affected without liability.
  8. Custom Print Sales. In the event that Buyer orders Goods which include graphics, slogans, and other material provided by Buyer, Buyer is responsible for compliance with all laws governing labeling and packaging utilizing that material and for ensuring that the material does not infringe upon the rights of any third party (patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, etc.) and for the consequences of use and sales of such Goods. Buyer will defend, indemnify and hold GP Professional harmless for all claims, costs, and expenses arising out of any disputes involving the materials which Buyer supplies, notwithstanding the fact that GP Professional has produced or otherwise approved such materials. All sales of custom print Goods are final. No returns will be permitted.
  9. Confidential Information. GP Professional's obligations of confidentiality and non-use shall be strictly limited to Buyer's product specifications and business information. Buyer agrees that no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property is transferred by this sale of Goods from GP Professional.
  10. Assignability. Orders accepted by GP Professional may not be assigned or otherwise transferred by Buyer without the prior written consent of GP Professional, which may be withheld in GP Professional 's sole discretion. Any attempt to so assign or transfer shall not relieve Buyer of its obligation to accept and pay for Goods which it ordered.
  11. Pickup Deliveries. In circumstances in which GP Professional permits Buyer to pick up Goods at GP Professional 's facility, Buyer agrees unconditionally to deliver the Goods to the destination indicated on the order. In addition to any other remedies available to GP Professional, Buyer shall reimburse GP Professional for the full amount of any allowance granted to Buyer for pick up if the Goods are not delivered to the location indicated on the order. Breach of this condition is material to the contract and will subject Buyer to legal action by GP Professional.
  12. Entire Agreement. These Conditions supersede all prior inconsistent undertakings by GP Professional, written or oral. Orders placed through electronic means are subject to these terms in addition to any other agreements concerning electronic procedures, and if there be inconsistencies between such other agreements and these Conditions, the terms hereof shall control.
  13. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue. These Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA, and the courts of Delaware shall have exclusive jurisdiction without reference to the choice of law, conflicts of law, or principles of any other state or country which might otherwise be applied. BUYER HEREBY CONSENTS TO JURISDICTION, PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE, OF SUCH COURTS, AND HEREBY WAIVES ANY OBJECTIONS OF ANY NATURE TO VENUE IN SUCH COURTS. The 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Conditions.
  14. Non-Government Contract. Unless otherwise agreed by GP Professional separately in writing, GP Professional does not accept government contract or grant related clauses or requirements through flow down, incorporation by reference or otherwise, including pricing and domestic preference requirements and makes no representations or certifications regarding compliance with any such government requirements, regulations or statutes.
  15. Compliance with Anti-Bribery Laws. Buyer will comply with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, regulations, rules and requirements including the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the laws, regulations, rules and requirements of Buyer’s country, and any other applicable laws, regulations, rules and requirements. In accordance with this understanding, Buyer represents that it, and each of its owners, directors, officers, employees, and every other person acting on its behalf, has not and will not, in connection with any business transactions involving GP Professional or its products, directly or indirectly: (a) offer, promise, authorize or make any payments of money or anything of value to any “Government Official” or to any agent or intermediary for further payment to any Government Official, (i) to influence the acts or decisions of such Government Official, (ii) to induce the Government Official to do or omit to do any act in violation of a lawful duty, (iii) to obtain any improper advantage, or (iv) to induce the Government Official to use his or her influence in order to affect any government act or decision, in order to obtain, retain, or direct business to any person or entity; or (b) otherwise offer, promise, authorize or pay any illegal bribe, kickback or other payment in violation of any applicable law; this prohibition includes “Facilitation Payments.” A “Government Official” includes any appointed, elected, or honorary official or any career or other employee of any non-U.S. national, regional or local Government or of a public international organization; any non-U.S. political party or party official; or any candidate for non-U.S. political office, in any country. “Government” means any agency, department, embassy or other government entity or instrumentality. It also includes any company or other entity owned or controlled by the Government, in whole or in part. A person does not cease to be a Government Official by purporting to act in a private capacity or by the fact that he or she serves without compensation. In the event GP Professional believes that Buyer is in breach of this paragraph, Buyer shall cooperate in good faith to determine the scope of such breach, and GP Professional shall have the right to unilaterally terminate any and all business transactions, agreements or arrangements with Buyer in its sole discretion and shall have no further financial obligations or liabilities to Buyer. Buyer shall defend and indemnify GP Professional against any damages or other costs arising from any violations of this Section 15.
  16. Miscellaneous. These Conditions shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the respective successors and permitted assigns of the parties; provided, however, that Buyer shall not assign its rights or obligations under the Conditions, without GP Professional 's prior written consent. No waiver of any provision of these Conditions by GP Professional shall be valid unless the same is in writing and signed by GP Professional. GP Professional reserves the right to unilaterally modify or amend any portion of these Conditions at any time without prior notice. The current version of these Conditions and any modifications or amendments supercede all prior versions of these Conditions. The most current version of these Conditions including the Georgia-Pacific Professional Order and Delivery Terms and Conditions may be found at Georgia-Pacific Professional's website (www.gppro.com) and is otherwise available upon request.

Terms and Conditions of Sale (Georgia-Pacific Nonwovens Products)

These Terms and Conditions (the "Conditions") bind Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP and Georgia-Pacific Mt. Holly LLC (collectively, "GP") and its customer ("Buyer") regarding the sale and purchase of GP's airlaid nonwovens rolled goods ("Goods"), and supersede all prior agreements, proposals and discussions among the parties with respect to the purchase and sale of such Goods other than a written agreement signed by both parties. Any additional, inconsistent or different terms or conditions contained in a Buyer's purchase order or other documents submitted to GP by or on behalf of Buyer at any time, whether before or after the date hereof, shall be deemed a material alteration and not a rejection of these terms and conditions, and are hereby expressly rejected by GP. These Conditions shall be deemed accepted by Buyer without any such additional, inconsistent or different terms and conditions, except to the extent expressly accepted by GP in a writing signed by GP.

  1. Acceptance of Orders. All orders are subject to acceptance by GP at GP's designated locations. GP reserves the right to withdraw Goods from sale and modify these Conditions without prior notice. Orders that do not originate from approved customers, or that do not conform to current GP volume or pricing policies shall be considered rejected without further notice to the originator required. In the event of a shortage of Goods, GP reserves the right to allocate available Goods among customers in its own discretion.
  2. Title, Shipment and Risk of Loss. Unless otherwise agreed to by GP in writing, the following title and shipment terms shall apply: Shipments of Goods to Canada are CPT, and title of Goods transfers to Buyer upon arrival at Buyer’s location. Shipments of Goods to Mexico are DAT, and title of Goods transfers to Buyer upon leaving Seller’s facility. Shipments outside the U.S. and Canada are FOB port of origin, and title of Goods transfers to Buyer after leaving the U.S. and prior to formal importation into a foreign jurisdiction. Goods may not be returned to GP without express written consent of GP. All commercial terms used herein refer to the Incoterms 2010. Buyer agrees that, regardless of any INCOTERM to the contrary, it, or its agent, will serve as importer of record, and be identified as importer of record on all required documentation including, but not limited to, the entry form.
  3. Export Sales. Buyer expressly acknowledges and agrees not to export, re-export, or provide Goods to any person, entity or destination prohibited under United States law from receiving such Goods, without obtaining prior U.S. Government authorization. GP's warranties for exported Goods may vary or may be null and void for products exported outside the United States and Canada. Unless otherwise specifically agreed to by GP in writing, Buyer takes full responsibility for ensuring that the Goods comply with the laws of the country of destination. Neither party shall take (or be required to take) any action that is impermissible or penalized, or refrain from taking any action that is required, under the laws of the United States or any applicable foreign jurisdiction, including without limitation the United States anti-boycott laws.
  4. Prices and Payment Terms. Prices quoted are for the Goods as set forth in either an appropriate supply agreement in place between GP and Buyer or the order acknowledgement/invoice documentation provided by GP. Taxes (except GP's income tax), special handling, storage, insurance, and other similar charges are additional and paid by Buyer. A delinquent Buyer shall pay GP's reasonable costs of collection, including attorney's fees and court costs. GP in its sole discretion may withhold shipments, require advance payment prior to shipment, or cancel orders of any delinquent Buyer, notwithstanding earlier acceptance.
  5. Warranty and Limitation of Liability. Representations regarding the composition and performance of the Goods are believed reliable, but GP MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUCH INFORMATION OR GOODS EXCEPT THAT GP WARRANTS THAT IT HAS GOOD TITLE TO THE GOODS AND THE GOODS WILL CONFORM TO THEN CURRENTSPECIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. GP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. GP's liability for breach of the above warranty or for any other claim or cause of action in connection with the Goods, whether at law, in tort or in contract, shall not exceed the purchase price of the specific Goods giving rise to said claim or cause of action. IN NO EVENT WILL GP BE LIABLE TO BUYER FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT GP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SAME.
  6. Claims. Claims made against GP in connection with defective Goods must be made in writing within thirty (30) days of the date of delivery or they are waived by Buyer and will not be considered by GP. Claims for short shipments must be made within ten (10) days of delivery or they are waived. Buyer's sole remedy for defective Goods shall be in accordance with applicable GP policies. Defective Goods are subject to inspection and review by GP prior to adjustment of the claim. ANY LEGAL ACTION AGAINST GP IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF GOODS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO QUANTITY, PRICES, PROMOTIONAL ALLOWANCES, PRODUCT PERFORMANCE, OR BREACH OF WARRANTY, UNDER ANY THEORY, MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN TWO (2) YEARS OF THE DATE OF INVOICE. THEREAFTER, SUCH SUITS ARE BARRED, OTHER STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS NOTWITHSTANDING. Buyer agrees to this limitation of actions by placing an order with GP.
  7. Force Majeure. GP 's performance under any order accepted pursuant to these Conditions shall be excused in the event of fire, explosion, flood, severe weather, accident, strike, governmental act, embargo, shortages of raw materials or fuel, computer system failure, war or military action, riot, civil disturbance or any other event beyond the control of GP or which materially affects the economic basis of the bargain ("force majeure"). GP 's performance in the event of a force majeure shall be excused for so long as the cause continues, without liability. If the force majeure shall continue unabated for ninety (90) consecutive days, GP may, at its option, cancel any order so affected without liability.
  8. Confidential Information. GP's obligations of confidentiality and non-use shall be strictly limited to Buyer's product specifications and business information that are subject to a separate confidential disclosure agreement between the parties. Buyer agrees that no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property is transferred by this sale of Goods from GP.
  9. Assignability. Orders accepted by GP may not be assigned or otherwise transferred by Buyer without the prior written consent of GP, which may be withheld in GP 's sole discretion. Any attempt to so assign or transfer shall not relieve Buyer of its obligation to accept and pay for Goods which it ordered.
  10. Pickup Deliveries. In circumstances in which GP permits Buyer to pick up Goods at GP's facility, Buyer agrees unconditionally to deliver the Goods to the destination indicated on the order. In addition to any other remedies available to GP, Buyer shall reimburse GP for the full amount of any allowance granted to Buyer for pick up if the Goods are not delivered to the location indicated on the order. Breach of this condition is material to the contract and will subject Buyer to legal action by GP.
  11. Entire Agreement. These Conditions supersede all prior inconsistent undertakings by GP, written or oral. Orders placed through electronic means are subject to these terms in addition to any other agreements concerning electronic procedures, and in the event of any inconsistencies between such other agreements and these Conditions, the terms hereof shall control, except for the terms of a supply agreement in writing executed by both GP and Buyer.
  12. Governing Law; Consent to Jurisdiction and Venue. These Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA, and the courts of Delaware shall have exclusive jurisdiction without reference to the choice of law, conflicts of law, or principles of any other state or country which might otherwise be applied. BUYER HEREBY CONSENTS TO JURISDICTION, PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE, OF SUCH COURTS, AND HEREBY WAIVES ANY OBJECTIONS OF ANY NATURE TO VENUE IN SUCH COURTS. The 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Conditions.
  13. Non-Government Contract. Unless otherwise agreed by GP separately in writing, GP does not accept government contract or grant related clauses or requirements through flow down, incorporation by reference or otherwise, including pricing and domestic preference requirements and makes no representations or certifications regarding compliance with any such government requirements, regulations or statutes.
  14. Compliance with Anti-Bribery Laws. Buyer will comply with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, regulations, rules and requirements including the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the laws, regulations, rules and requirements of Buyer’s country, and any other applicable laws, regulations, rules and requirements. In accordance with this understanding, Buyer represents that it, and each of its owners, directors, officers, employees, and every other person acting on its behalf, has not and will not, in connection with any business transactions involving GP or its products, directly or indirectly: (a) offer, promise, authorize or make any payments of money or anything of value to any “Government Official” or to any agent or intermediary for further payment to any Government Official, (i) to influence the acts or decisions of such Government Official, (ii) to induce the Government Official to do or omit to do any act in violation of a lawful duty, (iii) to obtain any improper advantage, or (iv) to induce the Government Official to use his or her influence in order to affect any government act or decision, in order to obtain, retain, or direct business to any person or entity; or (b) otherwise offer, promise, authorize or pay any illegal bribe, kickback or other payment in violation of any applicable law; this prohibition includes “Facilitation Payments.” A “Government Official” includes any appointed, elected, or honorary official or any career or other employee of any non-U.S. national, regional or local Government or of a public international organization; any non-U.S. political party or party official; or any candidate for non-U.S. political office, in any country. “Government” means any agency, department, embassy or other government entity or instrumentality. It also includes any company or other entity owned or controlled by the Government, in whole or in part. A person does not cease to be a Government Official by purporting to act in a private capacity or by the fact that he or she serves without compensation. In the event GP believes that Buyer is in breach of this paragraph, Buyer shall cooperate in good faith to determine the scope of such breach, and GP shall have the right to unilaterally terminate any and all business transactions, agreements or arrangements with Buyer in its sole discretion and shall have no further financial obligations or liabilities to Buyer. Buyer shall defend and indemnify GP against any damages or other costs arising from any violations of this Section 15.
  15. Miscellaneous. These Conditions shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the respective successors and permitted assigns of the parties; provided, however, that Buyer shall not assign its rights or obligations under the Conditions, without GP 's prior written consent. No waiver of any provision of these Conditions by GP shall be valid unless the same is in writing and signed by GP. GP reserves the right to unilaterally modify or amend any portion of these Conditions at any time without prior notice. The current version of these Conditions and any modifications or amendments supersede all prior versions of these Conditions.

Terms and Conditions of Sale of Georgia-Pacific Steinfurt GmbH

These Terms and Conditions of Sale apply to all offers, sales, deliveries and services between Georgia-Pacific Steinfurt GmbH ("Seller") and Buyer for the entire term of their business relationship, even if reference is not again and specifically made to these terms and conditions in subsequent contracts, provided, however, that if a separate written agreement exists between Buyer and Seller, then the terms and conditions of such agreement shall control where inconsistent with the terms and conditions contained herein only if the agreement specifically references such an override.

  1. Payment terms:
    1. Absent the written agreement of Buyer and Seller stating otherwise, shipments shall have net 30-day payment terms as of the invoice date. All invoices shall be dated the day of shipment. Payment is only viewed to have been made on time if Seller may dispose of the money on the account specified by Seller on the due date.
    2. Default interest of 1.25% per month shall be payable as from due date. Seller is entitled to provide evidence of higher default damage.
    3. Checks or bills (of exchange) shall only be accepted with the prior consent of Seller. Bill and check expenses shall be borne by Buyer.
  2. Advance Payment/Security
    Seller is entitled to only execute orders placed by Buyer in return for advance payment or provision of security pursuant to Section 232 German Civil Code (BGB) if there is a justified objective reason. This is particularly the case if Seller has well-founded evidence that Buyer's financial situation is such as to endanger Seller's payment claim. Such evidence may particularly result from the execution of earlier orders of the Buyer and shall include, but not be limited to, Buyer issuing bad checks, protest of a bill (of exchange) issued by Buyer being made, Buyer making multiple late payments, and Seller determining after the contract has been executed that Buyer’s financial condition when the contract was signed did not warrant Buyer being extended credit, notwithstanding Seller’s exercise of reasonable care at the time the contract was signed.
  3. Delivery terms; Title and Risk of Loss
    Absent the written agreement of Buyer and Seller otherwise, delivery terms for shipments shall be FCA warehouse of Seller (as defined in the INCOTERMS 2010). Title and risk of loss pass to the Buyer upon leaving Seller’s facility. Buyer agrees that, regardless of any INCOTERM to the contrary, it, or its agent, will serve as importer of record, and be identified as importer of record on all required documentation including, but not limited to, the entry form (CBP Form 3461) and the entry summary form (CBP Form 7501).
  4. Acceptance of orders by Seller
    All orders submitted by Buyer are subject to acceptance by Seller. All orders submitted by Buyer are subject to the terms and conditions current at the time of Seller’s acceptance of the Buyer’s order. Orders which do not originate from approved customers, which do not conform to current Seller volume or pricing policies, or which contain terms which conflict with these conditions shall be considered rejected without further notice to the originator required. In the event of a shortage of goods, Seller reserves the right to allocate available goods among customers in its own discretion.
  5. Duty to inspect and complain
    Sections 377, 381 para. 2 German Commercial Code shall apply. Any claim with respect to observable defects must be submitted by Buyer to Seller in writing without undue delay and in any event within seven (7) days of date of delivery. Any claim associated with damage suffered by the products during transport shall in addition be promptly submitted in writing to the transport company/carrier. If a defect in the products was not visible at time of inspection, and only becomes apparent at a later date, then Buyer shall promptly inform the Seller of the defect at the time it is discovered, at the latest however within seven (7) days of the detection; it being expressly understood that Seller shall have no liability to Buyer for any defect in any product that may have been caused by Buyer’s improper storage of such product or for any defects discovered more than one (1) year after the date the product was delivered to Buyer (which is the average shelf-life of the products). In the event that Buyer has a claim for non-conforming goods, Buyer must remit all labels associated with the alleged non-conforming goods to Seller.
  6. Controlling terms
    By placement of an order by Buyer these terms and conditions are deemed to be accepted by Buyer as taking priority over any general terms and conditions of business of Buyer. Any deviations or secondary agreements on or after acceptance of order must be confirmed in writing by both Buyer and Seller. Any understanding or obligation which deviates from these terms, such as terms contained in Buyer’s order, is rejected unless expressly agreed to by an authorized representative of Seller and confirmed in writing. Seller’s failure to object to any such additional terms shall not under any circumstances constitute an acceptance of such terms or a waiver of any terms contained herein.
  7. Notice requirements
    Notices given under this agreement shall be sent by facsimile, by registered mail/receipt acknowledgement or by internationally recognized overnight courier.
  8. Force majeure
    1. Seller shall not be liable for the impossibility to perform or for delays in delivery if this is caused by force majeure or other serious events beyond Seller’s reasonable control which could not be foreseen at the time of entering into contract (e.g. operational disturbances of all kinds, delays in transportation, lawful labour disputes on the part of Seller, energy or raw material shortages, official intervention or the failure of Seller’s contractually retained supplier to supply at all, correctly or on time). The Seller’s liability for negligence of its vicarious agents (“Erfüllungsgehilfen”), coincidence and guarantees (“Garantie”) remain unaffected.
    2. Insofar as such events make it impossible for Seller to deliver or perform and the impediment is not only of a temporary nature, Seller is entitled to withdraw from contract.
    3. In the event of impediments of a temporary nature, the delivery or performance dates shall be postponed by the period of the impediment plus an appropriate start-up period. If Buyer cannot reasonably be expected to accept delivery or performance as a result of the delay in delivery or performance, Buyer may withdraw from the contract by immediate written declaration to Seller.
    4. The Seller is not obliged as a result of impediments to performance caused by force majeure or other serious events in the sense of clause 9.1 above to bring about performance through alternative procurement of the object of purchase or the requisite raw materials from other manufacturers, unless one of the exceptions stipulated in the last sentence of clause 9.1 applies.
  9. Warranties and disclaimers
    1. Unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by the parties, Seller’s warranty is restricted to compliance with Seller’s product specifications and other contractual commitments. Seller expressly disclaims liability for procurement risk and transport risk, or damages resulting from the unsuitable handling and storage, use, and/or processing of the products by Buyer in case the Seller has not caused any liability by way of negligence. The Buyer’s claim for performance remains unaffected.
    2. Representations regarding the composition and performance of the goods are believed reliable, but Seller makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding such information or goods except that Seller warrants that it has good title to the goods and the goods will conform, within technically accepted tolerances, to then current specifications at the time of delivery.
    3. Seller expressly disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
    4. Seller's liability for breach of the above warranty, whether at law, in tort or in contract, shall not exceed the limits defined in clause 11.
  10. Product claims and liability
    1. Notwithstanding the provision set out in clause 11.3 and 11.4, warranty claims (Gewährleistungsansprüche) shall be precluded if and to the extent that they are asserted more than 12 months after delivery of the goods or Buyer has not met his duties to inspect and complain as set out in clause 6 above. In the event of material defects (Sachmangel) Buyer shall be entitled to reduce the purchase price (Section 441 German Civil Code – BGB) or to rescind the contract (Section 440 German Civil Code – BGB) only to the extent that the defect is not merely insignificant and cure of the defect has failed (Fehlschlagen der Nacherfüllung) . Buyer’s rights as set out in clause 11.3 and 11.4 shall not be affected by this.
    2. In any event, Buyer shall, to the extent commercially reasonable, mitigate any possible damages caused by the defect and assist Seller in investigating and verifying the defect. Seller shall be given the opportunity to inspect the goods.
    3. In the event of damage caused by Seller, Seller's legal representatives, executive officers or other vicarious agents neither by willful actions or omissions nor gross negligence, Seller is only liable in case of non-compliance with a contractual obligation the fulfilment of which is essential for the due and proper implementation of the contract, and on the fulfilment of which Buyer can reasonably rely (Kardinalpflicht) and only for such damage that was foreseeable at the conclusion of the contract and is typical to the contract.
    4. The above clause11.3 shall not apply in the case of damage arising from injury to life, limb and health, violations of guarantees given by Seller or claims under the Product Liability Act. In these cases the statutory provisions shall apply.
  11. Examination results
    Upon the request of Buyer, Seller shall supply examination results and a certificate of analysis for the products delivered by Seller.
  12. Separability of shipments/contingencies
    Each shipment shall be deemed to be sold under a separate contract. In the event of default or any other claims based on poor performance, Seller shall only be liable for the delivery in question. This shall have no effect on any other deliveries.
  13. Taxes; VAT
    1. All prices agreed between Seller and Buyer are net prices and shall apply plus any value added tax or other taxes or charges which arise after entering into contract. These must be paid by Buyer together with the purchase price.
    2. Buyer shall be solely responsible for the payment of any applicable VAT taxes on the products. If Buyer is a resident of a European Union member state, Buyer shall provide to Seller within ten (10) business days after product delivery a certificate of confirmation of delivery (Gelangensbestätigung) setting forth the information that is required under applicable law to evidence that the sale of the products from Seller to Buyer is exempt from VAT, including, without limitation, (i) Buyer´s name and address; (ii) quantity and commercial name of the products, (iii) place and month of receipt of the products or the end of the transport in the member state; (iv) date of issuance of the certificate; and (v) the signature of the Buyer (or other legally authorized representative). Upon request, Buyer shall provide to Seller such other information as Seller may reasonable request to evidence the exemption from VAT.
  14. Governing law and legal jurisdiction
    1. The contractual relationships between Seller and Buyer shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. The CISG shall not apply.
    2. Place of performance for all claims arising from the business relationship, individual contracts or in connection with such is the registered office of Seller.
    3. Venue for all disputes arising from or in connection with the delivery and performance of Seller is, as Seller so chooses and is lawful, his registered office or the general venue of Buyer. This shall also apply to disputes in document, bill or check proceedings.
  15. Miscellaneous
    1. Modifications and Amendments to these Terms and Conditions of Sale applicable to agreed orders which have been communicated to the Buyer in textual form (e.g. via e-mail) are deemed to have been accepted by the Buyer if the Buyer does not object to their validity in textual form within the 14 days following the date of the receipt of such notification.
    2. Seller reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change these terms at any time. Seller will endeavor to provide notice of any material change to these terms to its Buyers, but whether or not it provides such notice, the continued purchase from Seller constitutes agreement to be bound by any changes to these terms. Please review these terms periodically for changes.
    3. Seller must confirm subsidiary agreements, guarantees, warranties and representations, amendments or supplements to the contract in writing.
    4. If any of these terms and conditions contains regulatory omissions, those legally effective provisions shall be viewed to be agreed to fill these omissions which the parties would have agreed in accordance with the economic objectives of the contract and the purpose of these terms and conditions if they had given thought to the regulatory omission.
    5. Compliance with Anti-Bribery Laws.
      1. Buyer will comply with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, regulations, rules and requirements including Germany’s anti-corruption laws, the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the laws, regulations, rules and requirements of Seller’s and Buyer’s country, and any other applicable laws, regulations, rules and requirements.
      2. Buyer represents that it, and each of its owners, directors, officers, employees, and every other person acting on its behalf, has not and will not, in connection with any business transactions involving Seller or its products, directly or indirectly:
        (a) offer, promise, authorize or make any loans or payments of money, anything of value or any reward, advantage, or benefit of any kind to any “Government Official” or to any agent or intermediary for further payment to any Government Official, (i) to influence the acts or decisions of such Government Official, (ii) to induce the Government Official to do or omit to do any act in violation of a lawful duty, (iii) to obtain any improper advantage, (iv) to induce the Government Official to use his or her influence in order to affect any government act or decision or (v) as consideration for an act or omission by the Government Official in connection with the performance of their duties or functions, in order to obtain or retain an advantage in the course of business or in order to obtain, retain, or direct business to any person or entity; or (b) otherwise offer, promise, authorize or pay any illegal bribe, kickback, loan or other payment in violation of any applicable law; notwithstanding applicable law, this prohibition includes “facilitation payments”. A “Government Official” includes any appointed, elected, or honorary official or any career or other employee of any national, regional or local Government or of a public international organization; any political party or party official; or any candidate for political office, in any country. “Government” means any agency, department, embassy or other government entity or instrumentality. It also includes any company or other entity owned or controlled by the Government, in whole or in part. A person does not cease to be a Government Official by purporting to act in a private capacity or by the fact that he or she serves without compensation.
      3. In the event Seller believes that Buyer is in breach of this paragraph 16.4, Buyer shall cooperate in good faith to determine the scope of such breach, and Seller shall have the right to unilaterally terminate any and all business transactions, agreements or arrangements with Buyer in its sole discretion and shall have no further financial obligations or liabilities to Buyer.
      4. Buyer shall defend and indemnify Seller against any damages, penalties, or other costs arising from any violations of this Section 15.4, unless the Buyer has not acted with negligence or intent.
  16. Language. The parties hereto agree that the binding versions of this document and all deeds, documents or notices relating thereto are in the English language. Should you require a working copy of this document in German please contact your Seller representative or the Seller office.

Verkaufsbedingungen der Georgia-Pacific Steinfurt GmbH

Die vorliegenden Verkaufsbedingungen gelten für alle Angebote, Verkäufe, Lieferun-gen und Leistungen zwischen der Georgia-Pacific Steinfurt GmbH („Verkäufer“) und dem Käufer über die gesamte Laufzeit ihrer geschäftlichen Zusammenarbeit, auch dann, wenn in nachfolgenden Verträgen nicht wiederholt und ausdrücklich auf diese Bedingungen verwiesen wird; es gilt jedoch, dass bei Bestehen einer separaten schriftlichen Vereinbarung zwischen dem Verkäufer und dem Käufer die Bedingungen einer solchen Vereinbarung im Falle von Abweichungen gegenüber den vorliegenden Bedingungen nur dann Vorrang haben, sofern die Vereinbarung ausdrücklich eine entsprechende Vorrangregelung enthält.

  1. Zahlungsbedingungen
    1. Sofern der Käufer und der Verkäufer keine anderslautende schriftliche Verein-barung getroffen haben, hat die Zahlung für Lieferungen ab dem Rechnungs-datum binnen 30 Tagen netto zu erfolgen. Das Rechnungsdatum muss in je-dem Fall mit dem Lieferdatum übereinstimmen. Die Zahlung gilt nur dann als fristgerecht erfolgt, wenn der Verkäufer zum Fälligkeitstermin auf dem vom Verkäufer angegebenen Konto über den entsprechenden Betrag verfügen kann.
    2. Bei Zahlungsverzug wird ab dem Fälligkeitstermin ein Verzugszins in Höhe von 1,25 % pro Monat fällig. Der Verkäufer ist berechtigt, einen höheren Verzugs-schaden nachzuweisen.
    3. Schecks oder Wechsel werden nur bei im Voraus erfolgter Zustimmung des Verkäufers akzeptiert. Scheck- bzw. Wechselgebühren sind vom Käufer zu tragen.
  2. Vorauszahlung/Sicherheit
    Der Verkäufer hat das Recht, vom Käufer getätigte Bestellungen nur nach Leistung einer Vorauszahlung oder einer Sicherheit im Sinne von § 232 BGB auszuführen, sofern es dafür einen sachlichen Grund gibt. Dies ist insbesonde-re dann der Fall, wenn dem Verkäufer begründete Anhaltspunkte dafür vorlie-gen, dass die Zahlungsforderung des Verkäufers durch die finanzielle Situation des Käufers gefährdet ist. Diese Anhaltspunkte können sich insbesondere aus der Ausführung früherer Bestellungen des Käufers herleiten und umfassen u. a. die Ausstellung ungedeckter Schecks durch den Käufer, Proteste in Be-zug auf vom Käufer ausgestellte Wechsel, wiederholten Zahlungsverzug sei-tens des Käufers sowie den Fall, dass der Verkäufer nach Ausführung des Ver-trages feststellt, dass die finanzielle Situation des Käufers zum Zeitpunkt der Vertragsunterzeichnung nicht die Kreditfähigkeit des Käufers garantierte, ob-wohl der Verkäufer zum Zeitpunkt der Vertragsunterzeichnung angemessene Sorgfalt hat walten lassen.
  3. Lieferbedingungen; Eigentums- und Gefahrübergang
    Sofern der Käufer und der Verkäufer keine anderslautende schriftliche Verein-barung getroffen haben, gilt für Lieferungen die Lieferklausel FCA (frei Fracht-führer) Lager des Verkäufers (im Sinne der INCOTERMS 2010). Eigentum und Verlustgefahr gehen mit dem Ausgang der Lieferung aus dem Werk des Ver-käufers auf den Käufer über. Der Käufer ist damit einverstanden, dass er oder sein Vertreter – ungeachtet etwaiger anderslautender Bestimmungen der IN-COTERMS – als verantwortlicher Importeur handelt und in allen erforderlichen Unterlagen, darunter auch das Einfuhrformular (CBP Form 3461) und die Ein-fuhrzusammenfassung (CBP Form 7501), als verantwortlicher Importeur aus-gewiesen ist.
  4. Annahme von Bestellungen durch den Verkäufer
    Alle vom Käufer getätigten Bestellungen bedürfen der Annahme durch den Verkäufer. Alle vom Käufer getätigten Bestellungen unterliegen den Bedingun-gen, die zum Zeitpunkt der Annahme der Bestellung des Käufers durch den Verkäufer galten. Bestellungen, die nicht von genehmigten Kunden stammen, die nicht den aktuellen Kapazitäten oder der aktuellen Preispolitik des Verkäu-fers entsprechen oder die Bedingungen enthalten, welche den vorliegenden Bedingungen widerstreiten, gelten als abgelehnt, ohne dass es dazu einer aus-drücklichen Benachrichtigung des Absenders bedarf. Im Falle einer Verknap-pung von Waren behält sich der Verkäufer das Recht vor, die verfügbaren Wa-ren nach eigenem Ermessen unter seinen Kunden aufzuteilen.
  5. Untersuchungs- und Anzeigepflicht
    Es gelten die §§ 377 und 381 Abs. 2 HGB. Erkennbare Mängel hat der Käufer schriftlich und ohne schuldhaftes Zögern, in jedem Falle aber innerhalb von sieben (7) Tagen ab dem Lieferdatum dem Verkäufer anzuzeigen. Anzeigen im Zusammenhang mit während des Transports entstandenen Schäden an der Ware sind zusätzlich unverzüglich in Schriftform an das Transportunterneh-men bzw. den Spediteur zu richten. War ein Mangel an der Ware zum Zeit-punkt der Untersuchung nicht erkennbar und zeigt sich dieser Mangel erst später, so hat der Käufer diesen Mangel sofort nach seiner Entdeckung, in je-dem Falle aber innerhalb von sieben (7) Tagen ab dem Zeitpunkt seiner Entde-ckung dem Verkäufer anzuzeigen; dabei gilt ausdrücklich als vereinbart, dass der Verkäufer dem Käufer gegenüber nicht für Mängel an Ware, die durch die unsachgemäße Lagerung dieser Ware durch den Käufer verursacht worden sein könnten, sowie für Mängel, die mehr als ein (1) Jahr nach dem Datum der Lieferung der Ware an den Käufer (dies entspricht der durchschnittlichen Haltbarkeitsdauer der Ware) entdeckt wurden, haftet. Falls der Käufer fehler-hafte Ware anzeigt, hat er dem Verkäufer alle zu der angeblich fehlerhaften Ware gehörigen Etiketten zu übergeben.
  6. Vorrangregelung
    Indem der Käufer eine Bestellung tätigt, erklärt er sich damit einverstanden, dass diese Bedingungen Vorrang vor den allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen des Käufers haben. Abweichungen oder Nebenabsprachen bei oder nach An-nahme der Bestellung bedürfen der schriftlichen Bestätigung sowohl des Käu-fers als auch des Verkäufers. Von diesen Bedingungen abweichende Abreden oder Verpflichtungen, beispielsweise in der Bestellung des Käufers enthaltene Bedingungen, werden abgelehnt, sofern sie nicht ausdrücklich von einem dazu bevollmächtigten Vertreter des Verkäufers angenommen und schriftlich be-stätigt wurden. Versäumt es der Verkäufer, solchen zusätzlichen Bedingungen zu widersprechen, so stellt dies unter keinen Umständen eine Annahme dieser zusätzlichen Bedingungen oder einen Verzicht auf Bestimmungen der vorlie-genden Bedingungen dar.
  7. Mitteilungen
    Mitteilungen im Rahmen dieser Vereinbarung sind per Fax, Einschreibebrief / Brief mit Empfangsbestätigung oder per international anerkannten Eilboten zu übermitteln.
  8. Höhere Gewalt
    1. Der Verkäufer haftet nicht im Falle einer Unmöglichkeit der Leistungserbrin-gung oder im Falle von Lieferverzögerungen, sofern diese Umstände durch Er-eignisse höhere Gewalt oder andere schwerwiegende Ereignisse, die sich der angemessenen Kontrolle des Käufers entziehen und zum Zeitpunkt des Ver-tragsabschlusses nicht vorhersehbar waren (z. B. Betriebsstörungen aller Art, Transportverzögerungen, den Verkäufer betreffende legale Arbeitskämpfe, Energie- oder Rohstoffknappheit, staatliche Eingriffe oder das Unvermögen von Vertragslieferanten des Verkäufers, korrekt, pünktlich oder überhaupt zu liefern), verursacht wurden. Die Haftung des Verkäufers für Fahrlässigkeit sei-ner Erfüllungsgehilfen, Zufall und Garantie bleiben davon unberührt.
    2. Sofern derartige Ereignisse den Verkäufer an der Lieferung oder Leistungser-bringung hindern und diese Hindernisse nicht lediglich vorübergehender Natur sind, hat der Verkäufer das Recht, vom Vertrag zurückzutreten.
    3. Im Falle von Hindernissen vorübergehender Natur werden die Liefer- bzw. Leis-tungsfristen so lange hinausgeschoben, wie das Hindernis andauert, zuzüglich einer angemessenen Anlaufzeit. Kann vom Käufer billigerweise nicht erwartet werden, dass er eine verspätete Lieferung oder Leistung annimmt, so hat der Käufer das Recht, durch sofortige schriftliche Kündigung gegenüber dem Ver-käufer vom Vertrag zurückzutreten.
    4. Der Verkäufer ist im Falle von Ereignissen höherer Gewalt oder sonstigen schwerwiegenden Ereignissen im Sinne von Klausel 8.1 , die ihn an der Leis-tungserbringung hindern, nicht verpflichtet, die Leistung zu erbringen, indem er den Kaufgegenstand oder die Ausgangsmaterialien aus anderer Quelle be-zieht, es sei denn, eine der im letzten Satz von Klausel 8.1i aufgeführten Aus-nahmen trifft zu.
  9. Gewähr und Haftungsausschlüsse
    1. Sofern nicht anderweitig schriftlich zwischen den Parteien vereinbart, be-schränkt sich die Gewähr des Verkäufers auf die Einhaltung der Produktspezi-fikationen des Verkäufers und sonstiger vertraglicher Verpflichtungen. Der Verkäufer schließt jegliche Haftung für Beschaffungs- und Transportrisiken sowie für Schäden, die aus unsachgemäßer Handhabung und Lagerung, Nut-zung und/oder Verarbeitung der Produkte durch den Käufer resultieren, aus-drücklich aus, sofern sich der Verkäufer nicht durch Fahrlässigkeit haftbar ge-macht hat. Der Anspruch des Käufers auf Leistungserbringung bleibt davon unberührt.
    2. Zusicherungen hinsichtlich der Zusammensetzung und Leistung der Ware wer-den als zuverlässig angesehen. Allerdings übernimmt der Verkäufer für solche Informationen oder Ware keinerlei ausdrückliche oder stillschweigende Gewähr welcher Art auch immer; der Verkäufer sichert lediglich zu, dass die Ware sein unbestreitbares Eigentum ist und dass die Ware, unter Berücksichtigung tech-nisch zulässiger Toleranzen, den zum Zeitpunkt der Lieferung aktuellen Spezi-fikationen entspricht.
    3. Der Verkäufer schließt die implizite Garantie der Marktfähigkeit und Eignung für einen bestimmten Zweck ausdrücklich aus.
    4. Die Haftung des Verkäufers bei Verletzung der oben genannten Garantien und Gewährleistungen, ob auf gesetzlicher, schadenersatzrechtlicher oder vertrag-licher Basis, beschränkt sich auf die in Klausel 10i festgelegten Grenzen.
  10. Produktansprüche und Haftung
    1. Ungeachtet der Bestimmungen der Klauseln 10.3i und 10.4i sind Gewährleis-tungsansprüche ausgeschlossen, sofern und soweit sie mehr als 12 Monate nach Lieferung der Ware erhoben werden oder der Käufer seiner Untersu-chungs- und Anzeigepflicht gemäß Klausel 5i nicht nachgekommen ist. Im Falle von Sachmängeln darf der Käufer nur dann den Kaufpreis mindern (§ 441 BGB) oder vom Vertrag zurücktreten (§ 440 BGB), sofern der Mangel nicht lediglich unerheblich ist und sofern die Nacherfüllung fehlgeschlagen ist. Die Rechte des Käufers gemäß dem Klauseln 10.3i und 10.4i bleiben davon unbe-rührt.
    2. In jedem Falle hat der Käufer, soweit wirtschaftlich zumutbar, durch den Man-gel verursachte mögliche Schäden zu beheben und den Verkäufer bei der Un-tersuchung und Überprüfung des Mangels zu unterstützen. Dem Verkäufer ist die Gelegenheit zur Prüfung der Ware einzuräumen.
    3. Im Falle von Schäden, die vom Verkäufer, dessen gesetzlichen Vertretern, Führungskräften oder sonstigen Erfüllungsgehilfen weder durch vorsätzliches Handeln oder Unterlassen noch durch grobe Fahrlässigkeit verursacht wurden, haftet der Verkäufer nur bei Nichterfüllung von Vertragspflichten, deren Erfül-lung für die ordnungsgemäße Umsetzung des Vertrages unerlässlich ist und auf deren Erfüllung der Käufer billigerweise vertrauen darf (Kardinalpflichten), und nur für vertragstypische und zum Zeitpunkt des Vertragsabschlusses vor-hersehbare Schäden.
    4. Die voranstehende Klausel 10.3i gilt nicht bei Schäden an Leib, Leben und Ge-sundheit, bei Verletzungen der vom Verkäufer eingeräumten Garantien oder bei Ansprüchen gemäß dem Produkthaftungsgesetz. In diesen Fällen greift das geltende Recht.
  11. Untersuchungsergebnisse
    Auf Anfordern des Käufers hat der Verkäufer die Untersuchungsergebnisse und ein Analysenzertifikat für die vom Verkäufer gelieferten Produkte zur Ver-fügung zu stellen.
  12. Trennbarkeit von Warensendungen/Kontingenten
    Jede Warensendung gilt als im Rahmen eines separaten Vertrages verkauft. Im Verzugsfall oder bei sonstigen Ansprüchen aufgrund von Schlechterfüllung haftet der Verkäufer nur für die fragliche Lieferung, ohne dass dies Auswir-kungen auf andere Lieferungen hätte.
  13. Steuern, Umsatzsteuer
    1. Alle zwischen Verkäufer und Käufer vereinbarten Preise verstehen sich als Nettopreise, auf die ggf. die Umsatzsteuer oder sonstige Steuern und Abga-ben, die nach Vertragsabschluss entstehen, aufzuschlagen sind. Der Käufer hat diese Steuern und Abgaben zusammen mit dem Kaufpreis zu zahlen.
    2. Der Käufer ist nur für die Zahlung der ggf. fälligen Umsatzsteuer auf die Pro-dukte verantwortlich. Ist der Käufer in einem Mitgliedsstaat der Europäischen Union ansässig, so hat der Käufer dem Verkäufer innerhalb von zehn (10) Werktagen nach der Produktlieferung eine Gelangensbestätigung zukommen zu lassen, welche alle Angaben enthält, die nach geltendem Recht erforderlich sind, um nachzuweisen, dass der Verkauf der Produkte des Verkäufers an den Käufer von der Umsatzsteuer befreit ist, darunter u. a. (i) Name und Anschrift des Käufers, (ii) Menge und Handelsname der Produkte, (iii) Ort und Monat des Produkteingangs oder des Endes des Transports in dem betreffenden Mit-gliedsstaat, (iv) Ausstellungsdatum der Bestätigung und (v) Unterschrift des Käufers (oder eines ordnungsgemäß bevollmächtigten Vertreters). Auf Anfor-dern hat der Käufer dem Verkäufer sonstige Informationen zur Verfügung zu stellen, die der Verkäufer zum Nachweis der Umsatzsteuerbefreiung billiger-weise verlangen darf.
  14. Geltendes Recht und Gerichtsstand
    1. Das Vertragsverhältnis zwischen Verkäufer und Käufer unterliegt ausschließ-lich deutschem Recht. Die Anwendung des UN-Kaufrechts (CISG) ist ausge-schlossen.
    2. Erfüllungsort für alle Ansprüche, die sich aus der Geschäftsbeziehung oder einzelnen Verträgen oder im Zusammenhang damit ergeben, ist der eingetra-gene Sitz des Verkäufers.
    3. Gerichtsstand für alle Streitigkeiten, die sich aus der Lieferung und Leistungs-erbringung des Verkäufers oder im Zusammenhang damit ergeben, ist, sofern vom Verkäufer so gewünscht und rechtlich zulässig, der eingetragene Sitz des Verkäufers oder der allgemeine Gerichtsstand des Käufers. Dies gilt auch für Streitigkeiten bezüglich Dokumenten, Wechseln und Schecks.
  15. Schlussbestimmungen
    1. Dem Käufer in Textform (z. B. per E-Mail) mitgeteilte Änderungen und Nach-träge dieser Verkaufsbedingungen mit Geltung für vereinbarte Bestellungen gelten als angenommen, sofern der Käufer ihnen nicht innerhalb von 14 Tagen ab dem Eingang dieser Mitteilung in Textform widerspricht.
    2. Der Verkäufer behält sich das Recht vor, diese Bedingungen jederzeit nach eigenem Ermessen zu ändern. Der Verkäufer ist bemüht, seinen Käufern alle wesentlichen Änderungen dieser Bedingungen mitzuteilen; unabhängig davon, ob diese Mitteilung erfolgt, stellt jedoch jeder weitere Kauf vom Verkäufer ei-ne Verpflichtung zur Einhaltung der geänderten Bedingungen dar. Die vorlie-genden Bedingungen sollten daher regelmäßig auf Änderungen geprüft wer-den.
    3. Nebenabsprachen, Garantien, Gewährleistungen und Zusicherungen, Nachträge oder Anhänge zu diesem Vertrag bedürfen der schriftlichen Bestätigung durch den Verkäufer.
    4. Sollten diese Bedingungen Regelungslücken aufweisen, so gelten zur Ausfül-lung dieser Lücken diejenigen rechtlich wirksamen Bestimmungen vereinbart, die die Parteien gemäß der wirtschaftlichen Zielsetzung des Vertrages und dem Zweck dieser Bedingungen vereinbart hätten, wenn sie die Regelungslü-cke gekannt hätten.
  16. Einhaltung von Antikorruptionsgesetzen
    1. Der Käufer verpflichtet sich zur Einhaltung aller geltenden Gesetze, Vor-schriften, Regeln und Anforderungen zur Bekämpfung von Korruption und Bestechung, darunter die deutschen Antikorruptionsgesetze, der Foreign Corrupt Practices Act („FPCA“) der USA, die im Land des Verkäufers und des Käufers geltenden Gesetze, Vorschriften, Regeln und Anforderungen sowie alle sonstigen Gesetze, Vorschriften, Regeln und Anforderungen.
    2. Der Käufer sichert zu, dass er und alle seine Eigner, Vorstandsmitglieder, Führungskräfte, Angestellten und sonstigen Personen, die in seinem Auf-trag handeln, im Zusammenhang mit geschäftlichen Transaktionen, die den Verkäufer oder dessen Produkte einschließen, weder direkt noch indirekt folgende Handlungen unternommen haben und niemals unternehmen wer-den:
      a) Angebote, Zusagen, Genehmigungen oder Bereitstellungen von Darle-hen, Geldzahlungen, Wertgegenständen, Gegenleistungen, Vorteilen oder Vergünstigungen jedweder Art gegenüber Amtsträgern oder Vertretern oder Vermittlern zur Weiterleitung von Zahlungen an Amtsträger mit dem Ziel, (i) die Handlungen und Entscheidungen dieser Amtsträger zu beein-flussen, (ii) Amtsträger zu Handlungen oder Unterlassungen, die ihren ge-setzlichen Pflichten zuwiderlaufen, zu verleiten, (iii) unzulässige Vorteile zu erlangen, (iv) Amtsträger dazu zu verleiten, ihren Einfluss zur Manipula-tion staatlicher Handlungen oder Entscheidungen zu nutzen, oder (v) sich für Handlungen oder Unterlassungen von Amtsträgern im Zusammenhang mit der Erfüllung ihrer Pflichten oder Funktionen erkenntlich zu zeigen, um einen Vorteil im Geschäftsgang zu erlangen oder zu wahren oder um ein Geschäft mit natürlichen oder juristischen Personen in die Wege zu leiten, zu wahren oder zu steuern; oder
      b) sonstige Angebote, Zusagen, Genehmigungen oder Zahlungen illegaler Bestechungsgelder, Schmiergelder, Darlehen oder sonstiger Zahlungen un-ter Verstoß gegen geltendes Recht; ungeachtet des geltenden Rechts be-trifft dieses Verbot auch sogenannte „Facilitation Payments“.Als „Amtsträger“ gelten ernannte, gewählte oder ehrenamtliche Amtsträ-ger oder berufsmäßige oder sonstige Angestellte nationaler, regionaler oder lokaler staatlicher Stellen oder öffentlicher internationaler Organisati-onen, politische Parteien und Parteifunktionäre sowie Anwärter auf politi-sche Ämter in welchem Land auch immer. Als „staatliche Stelle“ gelten Behörden, Ministerien, Botschaften oder sonstige staatliche Einrichtungen oder Dienststellen. Darin inbegriffen sind auch Unternehmen oder sonstige juristische Personen, die ganz oder teilweise staatlichen Stellen gehören oder von diesen kontrolliert werden. Personen gelten auch dann als Amts-träger, wenn sie vorgeben, als Privatpersonen zu handeln, oder wenn sie ihren Dienst unentgeltlich versehen.
      c) Hat der Verkäufer Grund zu der Annahme, dass der Käufer dieser Klausel 15.5i zuwiderhandelt, so hat der Käufer in gutem Glauben an der Ermitt-lung des Ausmaßes dieser Zuwiderhandlung mitzuwirken. Der Verkäufer hat in diesem Fall das Recht, sämtliche geschäftlichen Transaktionen, Ver-einbarungen und Absprachen mit dem Käufer nach eigenem Ermessen zu beenden, und alle finanziellen Verpflichtungen oder Verbindlichkeiten des Verkäufers gegenüber dem Käufer sind in diesem Fall nichtig.
      d) Der Käufer hat den Verkäufer in Bezug auf alle Schäden, Strafen oder sonstigen Kosten aufgrund von Zuwiderhandlungen gegen diese Klausel 15.5i zu schützen und schadlos zu halten, es sei denn, der Käufer hat we-der fahrlässig noch vorsätzlich gehandelt.
  17. Sprache.
    Die Parteien vereinbaren, dass die verbindlichen Fassungen dieses Dokuments sowie alle Urkunden, Dokumente oder Mitteilungen, die damit im Zusammenhang stehen, in englischer Sprache sind. Falls Sie eine Arbeitskopie dieses Dokuments in deutscher Sprache benötigen, wenden Sie sich bitte an den für Sie zuständigen Vertreter des Verkäufers oder die Niederlassung des Verkäufers.


1 Anm. d. Ü.: Die Verweise auf bestimmte Klauseln sind im Original durchgehend falsch und wurden in der Übersetzung korrigiert.