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1.    ACCEPTANCE - Any purchase order issued is considered Buyer’s acceptance of the terms & conditions contained herein. Loveshaw hereby objects to any additional, different or conflicting terms or conditions set forth in Buyer's purchase order. No terms or conditions of Buyer’s purchase order shall be effective unless accepted by Loveshaw in a signed document expressly stating an intent to accept such term or condition.


2.    ENTIRE AGREEMENT - The provisions herein set forth constitute the entire terms & conditions of sale between Loveshaw and Buyer and supersede all prior Agreements, purchase orders, correspondence and other communication, whether written or oral, between Loveshaw and the Buyer. No provision of these Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be subject to change except by the written authorization of a properly authorized representative of Loveshaw.


3.    PRICES/PAYMENT - Terms of payment are net thirty (30) days and prices are FOB Loveshaw’s factory exclusive of sales or use taxes. All payments shall be in the legal currency of the United States.  All prices are subject to exception or change without notice. Pricing errors may be corrected at any time. Loveshaw may, at any time and without obligation, suspend performance or require payment in cash, security, or require other adequate assurances satisfactory to Loveshaw when, in the opinion of Loveshaw in its sole discretion, the financial circumstances of Buyer warrant such action.


4.    TAXES AND DUTIES - The amount of all applicable taxes (federal, state or local) will be charged unless the purchase order clearly states that the equipment or goods are tax exempt and an exemption certificate is on file at Loveshaw’s location. Any personal property taxes assessable on the equipment or goods required for delivery shall be borne by Buyer.


5.    DELIVERY - Deliveries shall be FOB Factory. Shipping dates given by Loveshaw are approximate and are based on prompt receipt of all necessary information regarding the order. Loveshaw will use all reasonable efforts to meet the scheduled date shown on the face hereof, but does not guarantee to do so. Failure to make shipments as scheduled does not constitute a cause of cancellation and/or for damages of any character.


6.    TITLE AND RISK OF LOSS - Risk of loss or damage to the equipment or goods shall pass to Buyer FOB  Loveshaw's plant. Buyer will keep the equipment or goods insured to the full purchase price with Loveshaw as the named loss payee and Loveshaw retains a security interest in the equipment or goods until the purchase price is paid.


7.    ENGINEERING DATA - All Engineering data, design information, engineering and shop drawings used on the completion of this order are the property of Loveshaw.


8.    PATENT INDEMNIFICATION - Loveshaw agrees to indemnify Buyer from and against all claims based on allegations that the equipment or goods designed and manufactured by Loveshaw constitutes an infringement of any patent, if Loveshaw is notified promptly of the assertion of any such allegation, and if Loveshaw is given authority to defend the claim and reasonable information and assistance for the defense of the claim. Upon notification of an infringement claim, Loveshaw reserves the right to do any of the following, at no cost to Buyer: (a) Procure for Buyer the right to continue using the equipment; or (b) Replace the equipment with non-infringing equipment; or (c) Modify the equipment so that it becomes non-infringing. Loveshaw does not assume liability for the infringement of any method and/or process patent or for infringement of any patent covering articles manufactured or produced in accordance with Buyer’s design.


9.    RETURNS - No goods requiring repair or alleged to be defective may be returned without authorization and a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) by Loveshaw. Under no circumstances may products be returned without prior approval from Loveshaw. Standard stock items must be in unused condition, as determined by Loveshaw. Buyer’s request for return must be received no later than 60 days from the date of shipment from Loveshaw’s factory. If Loveshaw authorizes return, products must be received by Loveshaw within 30 days of Buyer’s receipt of RMA. Returned products must always be shipped Buyer F.O.B. destination, freight prepaid and allowed, and properly packaged to protect against damage.


10.  WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY -Loveshaw's sole warranty is set forth here.


11.  GOVERNING LAW - THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL SALES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Any legal action to enforce any right granted by this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after delivery, or for warranty claims, within one (1) year of the expiration of the applicable warranty period.


12.  CREDIT POLICY - Credits expire one year after the date of issue.


Terms and Conditions of Purchase




1.   Acceptance. The Signode Industrial Group LLC (“Signode Industrial Group”) division, affiliation or subsidiary (the “Affiliate”) identified on the purchase order (“Order”), or if no such entity is identified, the Buyer hereunder is herein referred to as (“Buyer”), and the company selling products (“Products”) or services (“Services”) to Signode Industrial Group is referred to as (“Seller”). These terms and conditions of sale (“Terms”), any Signode Industrial Group purchase order (“Order”) and all documents incorporated by specific reference herein (“Signode Industrial Group Document,” together with these Terms, the“Agreement”), constitute the complete terms governing the purchase of Products and Services. BUYER HEREBY REJECTS ANY ADDITIONAL OR DIFFERENT TERMS OR CONDITIONS PROPOSED BY SELLER, WHETHER CONTAINED IN ANY FORMS OR ON SELLER’S WEBSITE, AND ANY SUCH ADDITIONAL OR DIFFERENT TERMS WILL BE OF NO EFFECT. No site usage agreement or any other click-through agreement on a website will have any binding effect whether or not Buyer clicks on an “ok,” “I accept,” or any similar acknowledgment. Delivery of a purchase order acknowledgment by Seller, commencement of any work by Seller or Seller’s shipment of the Products will manifest Seller’s assent to the Agreement. Additional or different terms may be specified in the body of a Signode Industrial Group Document or agreed to in writing by the parties. In the event of a conflict, the following order of precedence will apply: (a) terms agreed to in writing and executed by an authorized representative of Signode Industrial Group; (b) Signode Industrial Group Document terms; (c) these Terms.



2.    Affiliates. Signode Industrial Group shall have no liability for purchases by its Affiliates, nor will Signode Industrial Group be regarded as a guarantor under the Agreement. Seller waives any right to assert liens, claims or security interests against Signode Industrial Group or any other Affiliate for the obligations of another Affiliate. However, for the purposes of calculating volume discounts or rebates, if any, purchases made by Affiliates will count towards Signode Industrial Group’s aggregate purchases.



3.    Invoicing, Pricing and Payment Terms. All prices are firm and shall not be subject to change. Prices are complete and no additional charges may be added without Buyer’s written consent. Such charges include all labor, supervision, materials, overhead and other costs associated with the manufacture, sale and delivery of the Products and Services, including all excise, value added, sales and use taxes. Buyer shall pay for all Products purchased hereunder within 60 days after receipt of an undisputed invoice. All invoices for the Products must reference the Order number, amendment or release number, Buyer´s part number, Seller´s part number where applicable, quantity of pieces in the shipment, number of cartons or containers in the shipment, bill of lading number, and other information required by Buyer. If Seller breaches any provision of the Agreement,  or if any person or entity asserts a claim or lien against Buyer relating to Seller’s breach, Buyer may withhold from any payments due or to become due to Seller an amount sufficient to protect Buyer from all claims, losses, damages and expenses. Seller warrants that the prices charged for the Products or Services or similar products or services are the lowest prices charged by Seller to any other customer under similar conditions. If Seller charges any other customer a lower price for such similar products or services, Seller must notify Buyer and apply that price to the Products and Services ordered here under.



4.    Forecasts and Product Shortages. Any forecast provided by Buyer is non-­‐binding and not a commitment by Buyer to purchase such quantities of the Products. Seller shall promptly notify Buyer of any Product shortages or any pending disputes or litigation which may jeopardize Seller’s ability to perform under the Agreement.



5.    Cancellation or Modification. Buyer may cancel any Order, in whole or in part, by providing Seller written or electronic notice of cancellation: (a) with respect to Products that have not been custom designed to Buyer’s proprietary specifications, at any time prior to Seller’s shipment of such Products without further obligation or liability to Seller; or (b) with respect to Services, at any time prior to completion and Buyer will only be liable either (i) for the Services actually performed up to the date of termination or (ii) if payment of fees is dependent upon delivery of deliverables, for the conforming deliverables actually delivered up to the date of termination. Buyer may make changes in specifications, materials, packaging, method of transportation and time and place of delivery at any time by notifying Seller. Seller must give Buyer prompt notice if the changes affect the price or delivery schedule. If Buyer proceeds with the changes, the parties will negotiate an adjustment to the price or delivery schedule consistent with the Agreement. Seller will make no changes to the Product, including the specifications, design, materials, manufacturing location, or processes, without Buyer’s prior written consent.



6.    Delivery. Incoterms 2010 will apply to all shipments except those entirely in the USA. Unless otherwise indicated on the Order, all Products shall be delivered FCA Buyer’s designated delivery point (Incoterms 2010). Seller shall use the carrier designated by Buyer and ship and mark the packaging in accordance with the carrier’s or Buyer’s instructions. Title and risk of loss for the Products shall transfer to Buyer upon delivery and acceptance of the Products at the named place of delivery in accordance with the applicable Order. If, in order to comply with Buyer’s required delivery date, it becomes necessary for Seller to ship by a more expensive way than specified in an Order, any increased transportation costs shall be paid for by Seller, unless the necessity for such rerouting or expedited handling was caused solely by Buyer. If delivery of Products is not or will not be completed by the date indicated on the Order, Buyer may cancel the Order by notice effective when received by Seller, purchase substitute Products elsewhere, and charge Seller for any loss incurred. 100% on-­‐time delivery is required. If Seller fails to deliver the Products by the delivery date, the purchase price will be reduced by an amount equal to 1% of the original price for each business day that the failure continues. . Buyer is not obligated to accept early deliveries, late deliveries, partial delivery or excess deliveries.



7.    Packaging; Marking; Shipping. Seller will: (a) properly pack, mark, and ship Supplies according to the requirements of Buyer, the involved carriers and the country of destination; (b) route the shipments according to Buyer’s instructions; (c) label or tag each package according to Buyer’s instructions; (d) provide papers with each shipment showing the Order number, amendment or release number, Buyer’s part number, Seller’s part number (where applicable), number of pieces in the shipment, number of containers in the shipment, Seller’s name and number, and the bill of lading number; and (e) promptly forward the original bill of lading or other shipment receipt for each shipment according to Buyer’s instructions and carrier requirements. Seller will provide all special handling instructions that are needed to advise carriers, Buyer, and their employees how to take appropriate measures while handling, transporting, processing, using or disposing of the Supplies, containers, and packing.



8.    Inspection / Non-­Conforming Shipments. Payment for Products delivered hereunder or acceptance of delivery will not constitute acceptance by Buyer of such Products. Buyer may inspect 100% or a sample of Products, at Buyer’s option, and may reject all or any portion of a shipment if Buyer determines a Product to be defective or nonconforming. Products rejected and Products supplied in excess of quantities called for under an Order may be returned to Seller at Seller’s expense. Buyer will not be required to make any payment for such Products.



9.    Warranty. Seller warrants that all Products shall: (a) conform to all Buyer specifications; (b) conform to any sample or model; (c) be free from defects in design, workmanship and materials; (d) be new and free from liens or encumbrances; (e) be adequately packaged, marked, and labeled in accordance with Buyer’s requirements and all applicable laws; (f) be merchantable and fit for the intended purpose, and (g) not infringe on the Intellectual Property (as defined below) of any third party. Inspection, testing, acceptance or use of the Products will not affect Seller's obligations under this warranty. Seller's warranty will run to Buyer, its successors, assigns and customers and users of the Products. With respect to Services, Seller warrants that (a) it will perform Services in a timely, competent and professional manner and in accordance with industry standards; (b) its employees and agents providing Services will have the proper skill, training and background so as to be able to perform the Services in a competent and professional manner, and where applicable, shall be certified, licensed or  otherwise authorized as necessary to perform the Services; (c) the Services and any deliverables shall conform to any applicable specifications or statement of work.



10.    Remedies. If the Products do not comply with the Product warranty (such Products referred to as “Nonconforming Products”), Seller shall, at Buyer’s sole discretion, promptly repair or replace any Nonconforming Products free of charge, or grant Buyer a credit or full refund in an amount equal to the purchase price of the Products. Seller is responsible for all costs incurred by Buyer in connection with the nonconformity, including costs associated with the unpacking, sorting, examining, repacking and reshipping. Seller shall pay for all recall costs arising out of or in connection with the Nonconforming Products. If Seller is unable to remedy such nonconformity within Buyer’s required time frame, Buyer may take steps to remedy the nonconformity, and in such case, Seller shall reimburse Buyer for any costs incurred by Buyer.






12.    Ownership of Intellectual Property. All rights to and in any and all intellectual property existing prior to the date of the Order and embodied in the Products designed and/or manufactured by Seller are the sole and exclusive property of Seller,including but not limited to patent rights, trademarks and service marks, copyright rights and trade secrets (“Intellectual Property”), except with respect to the specifications and all other materials and information provided to Seller by Buyer which shall remain the exclusive property of Buyer. Seller acknowledges that Buyer and its suppliers own all rights in Buyer’s names, trademarks and service marks and agrees that Seller has no right and will not use such names or marks in any manner. Seller hereby grants to Buyer all right, title and interest in and to any and all Intellectual Property and other materials, ideas, inventions, methods, processes, data, databases and other information created, produced or composed by Seller or any of Seller’s representatives, suppliers, or affiliates specifically for Buyer in the course of or pursuant to the performance of work under the Order and any similar previous oral or written agreements with Buyer. Seller agrees that such materials are “works made for hire” under applicable copyright laws (“Work Product”), and as such, Buyer is considered the author of such works. To the extent any such works are not considered “works made for hire,” Seller hereby waives any rights under the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 101, et seq., to terminate this transfer, as well as any moral rights that may exist in the work, including but not limited to the right of attribution and the right of integrity. Buyer grants to Seller the right to use the Intellectual Property and the Work Product solely for the purposes of performing under the Order.



13.    Confidential Information. All information furnished or made available by Buyer to Seller in connection with the Products or Services shall be held in confidence by Seller. Seller will not use (directly or indirectly), or disclose to others, such information without Buyer’s prior written consent. These obligations will not apply to any information that: (a) at the time of disclosure was or thereafter becomes generally available to the public by publication or otherwise through no breach by Seller of any obligation herein; (b) Seller can show by written records was in Seller’s possession prior to disclosure by Buyer; or (c)  is legally made available to Seller by or through a third party having no direct or indirect confidentiality obligation to Buyer with respect to such information. Seller agrees that it will not make use of, either directly or indirectly, any of the Confidential Information that it receives or has received from Buyer, other than for the purpose for which the Confidential Information has been disclosed.



14.    No Publicity. Seller will not advertise, publish or disclose to third parties (other than to Seller´s professional advisors on a need-­‐to-­‐know basis) in any manner the fact that Seller has contracted to furnish Buyer the Products covered by the Order or the terms of the Order, or use nay trademarks or trade names of Buyer in any press release, advertising or promotional materials, without first obtaining Buyer´s written consent.



15.    Indemnification. Seller agrees to defend and indemnify Buyer, its suppliers, customers, users, and licensors, and each of their affiliates, employees, shareholders, officers, directors and agents (“Indemnified Parties”), from and against any and all loss, liability, demand, claim, damage, injury, loss of profits or expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to:(a) any breach of Seller’s representations, warranties or obligations; (b) any act or omission by Seller, its officers, employees or agents (including Seller’s subcontractors and their employees and agents); (c) any claim of infringement or misappropriation of any third-­‐party intellectual or proprietary right, including claims for royalties or license fees, in connection with the purchase, use or sale of the Products; and (d) death or any bodily injury, damage to property or any other damage or loss resulting or claimed to result in whole or in part from the Products. Each Indemnified Party may, at its option, be represented by its own counsel in any action, the expenses of which shall be borne by Seller.



16.    Insurance. Seller will maintain, at its own expense, the following insurance policies: (a) Commercial General Liability in an amount of not less than $5,000,000 each occurrence and in the aggregate for bodily injury and property damage and $5,000,000 any one person or organization for personal and advertising injury for premises operation, products/completed operations, blanket contractual liability, and broad form property damage; (b) Workers’ Compensation in full compliance with the laws of any applicable state and/or country, at not less than statutory limits; (c) Commercial Automobile Liability for owned, hired and non-­‐owned motor vehicles in an amount not less than $5,000,000 combined single limit; and (d) Employer’s Liability and Occupational Disease in an amount of not less than $5,000,000 each accident for bodily injury and $5,000,000 each employee and in the aggregate for disease. The limits of coverage required may be satisfied by a combination of primary and excess or umbrella insurance policies. Except for Workers’ Compensation, Seller shall include Buyer and its affiliates as an Additional Insured on all required insurance policies described above. Upon Buyer’s request, Seller shall provide Buyer a certificate of insurance evidencing such coverage and requiring no less than 30 days’ advance notice to Buyer before any cancellation of such coverage



17.    Spare Parts and Special Tooling. Seller will maintain the capability to supply and provide technical support for spare parts for a period of seven years after the delivery of the Products or for such longer period as may be required by law. Seller will give Buyer a last time buy option at the end of such seven year period, and shall offer any follow on products that are compatible with the Products. Seller will notify Buyer 90 days in advance prior to Seller’s withdrawal of any Product(s). Buyer may provide patterns, dies, fixtures, molds, jigs or other tools or directly or indirectly pay for tools for use in making Products (“Special Tooling”). Unless approved in writing by Buyer, Seller shall not (i) remove or relocate any Special Tooling, make any changes to Special Tooling; (ii) use the Special Tooling for any other products or any other customer other than for those Products provided to Buyer under this Order; (iii) make any changes to Special Tooling; or (iv) reverse engineer any Special Tooling. Seller shall use all Special Tooling solely for manufacturing Products as specified by Buyer in writing. Special Tooling shall remain Buyer's property, be segregated from Seller's property, and be individually marked as Buyer's property. Seller shall maintain Special Tooling in good condition and repair or replace it at Seller's cost if lost, damaged, destroyed, or otherwise rendered unfit for use. Upon Buyer’s request, Seller shall transfer possession of the Special Tooling to Buyer free and clear of liens and encumbrances and at the time and place designated by Buyer.



18.    Consignment. Buyer may notify Seller that it wishes to have Products sold to a location on a consignment basis (a “Consignment Location”). Buyer will deliver to each Consignment Location the quantity and type of Products ordered by Buyer (“Consignment Products”). Buyer will notify Seller monthly of its use of the Consignment Products, and Seller may bill Buyer for such use of the Consignment Products. Title to Consignment Products passes to Buyer only after Buyer uses the Consignment Products. Buyer may, at any time upon written notice to Seller, terminate further purchases of Consignment Products for any Consignment Location and Buyer may purchase some or all of the remaining Consignment Products. Any Consignment Products not purchased by Buyer will be returned to Seller at Seller’s cost and risk of loss. All other provisions of the Agreement apply to Consignment Products, except to the extent this section conflicts with any other provision of the Agreement.



19.    Software. In the event the Products include or incorporate Software developed, owned or licensed by Seller (“Software”), Seller hereby authorizes Buyer to sell, resell and or license the Software to Buyer’s customers. Use of the Software by Buyer’s end user customers shall be subject to Seller’s End User License Agreement, if applicable (the “EULA”). In the event Seller’s end user customer reasonably objects to any provisions of the EULA, Seller shall cooperate in good faith with Buyer in making commercially reasonable modifications to the EULA. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the EULA, these Terms shall govern.



20.    Compliance. Seller agrees to comply with all federal, state, local and foreign rules, regulations, ordinances and laws applicable to Seller’s obligations here under and Seller’s manufacture and sale of the Products and Services, including import/export laws, labor laws, and anti-­‐corruption laws. Seller also agrees to comply with all applicable environmental, health and safety laws, and laws against slavery, human trafficking and child labor.



21.    Conflict Minerals. Upon request of Buyer, Seller shall determine whether any Products contain tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold or any other material that is designated under applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as a “conflict mineral.” If no Product contains one or more conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of such Product within the meaning of applicable SEC rules and interpretations, Seller shall, upon request, certify to Buyer that none of the Products contains such conflict minerals. If any Product contains one or more such conflict minerals, Seller shall certify to Buyer the country of origin of any such conflict mineral or that the conflict mineral came from recycled or scrap sources within the meaning of those terms under applicable SEC rules. If Seller is unable to identify the country of origin, and the conflict mineral(s) in question did not come from recycled or scrap sources, Seller shall in good faith conduct an inquiry of its relevant suppliers as to the country of origin of such conflict minerals, and such inquiry shall comply with then-­‐existing standards under SEC rules for the conduct of a reasonable country of origin inquiry. In the event that Seller is or becomes aware that any conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of any Products originated from a “covered country” within the meaning of the SEC’s conflict minerals rules and did not come from recycled or scrap sources, Seller shall make a good faith effort to determine whether such conflict minerals came from a processing facility certified as conflict free by a recognized industry group that requires an independent private sector audit of the smelter or from an individual processing facility that has obtained an independent private sector audit that is publicly available, and to provide written documentation of such determination. Seller shall also take such additional actions and provide such additional information requested by Buyer as may be necessary in order for Buyer to be or remain compliant with applicable laws, rules and regulations relating to conflict minerals.



22.    Customs. The Seller shall make available to the Buyer and any party designated by Buyer any and all documents and data necessary to effect customs clearance, including the importer security filing and shall provide any assistance deemed necessary by Buyer.



23.    Quality Requirements. Seller will conform to the quality control standards and inspection system that are established or directed by Buyer. Seller will also participate in supplier quality and development programs of Buyer or as directed by Buyer. Upon Buyer’s request, Seller will participate in and comply with all Supplier Manuals and supplier performance evaluations. Seller acknowledges Buyer's reliance upon Seller’s expertise. In the event that any of Buyer's specifications or other requirements may result in any negative impact to the Product, Seller shall immediately notify Buyer in writing of all ramifications of such direction. Any reviews, audits, inspections, acceptance quality levels, approved vendor lists, bill of materials, or approvals by Buyer will not relieve Seller of its obligations.



24.    Audit. Seller shall maintain complete and accurate records, books of account, reports and other data necessary for the proper administration of the Agreement on a generally recognized accounting basis. Such materials shall include any rebate programs and any other special pricing program extended to Seller. Buyer may audit and inspect Seller’s books and records. If any audit or inspection reveals an error or irregularity in the computation of prices or any other costs, an appropriate adjustment shall be made by Seller. Further, if such audit or inspection demonstrates that an error or irregularity occurred and caused the prices to be computed in Seller’s favor, then Seller shall pay all costs and expenses incurred by Buyer with respect to such audit or inspection. Seller shall, at Buyer’s request, permit Buyer or a third party designated by Buyer to have reasonable access to designated areas within its facilities directly relating to the production and packaging of the Products for the purpose of performing production and quality audits. Buyer shall conduct any such audit only during Seller’s normal working hours.



25.    Relationship of the Parties. Nothing in the Agreement or the course of dealing of the parties may be construed to constitute the parties hereto as partners, joint venturers or as agents for one another or as authorizing either party to obligate the other in any manner.



26.    Force Majeure. If the performance by either party or any obligation under the Agreement is prevented, restricted or interfered with by any act of God, fire or other casualty, embargo, power or supplies, war or violence, acts of terrorism, or any law, order, proclamation, ordinance, demand or requirement of any governmental agency or similar event beyond such party’s reasonable control (each, an “Event of Force Majeure”), such party shall promptly give the other party written notice of the Event of Force Majeure. Delays caused by labor disputes, changes in cost or availability of raw materials or components based on market conditions, or scheduled downtime for maintenance shall not constitute an Event of Force Majeure. No later than 48 hours after the occurrence, Seller will provide written notice describing such delay and assurance of when the delay will be cured. During the delay, Buyer may at its option: (a) cancel any Orders and purchase Products or Services from third parties without liability; (b) to the extent available, require Seller to deliver all finished goods, work in process, tooling, and parts and materials produced or acquired for work under the Order; or (c) have Seller provide Products or Services from other sources and at the price set forth in the Order. 

In the course of fulfilling this Agreement, whether based on actions taken by any governmental or business entity related to Covid-19, the Parties agree that the Covid-19 pandemic is still seen as an unforeseen event beyond the reasonable control of the Parties and that the Force Majeure provisions contained in this Agreement fully apply notwithstanding any current knowledge of the Parties or current governmental announcements.



27.    Assignment; Binding Effect. No assignment of any rights or interest or delegation of any obligation of Seller under the Agreement may be made without the prior written consent of Buyer. Any attempted assignment will be void. Buyer may assign the Agreement or otherwise transfer its rights and/or obligations under the Agreement. The Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon each of the parties hereto and their respective permitted successors and assigns.



28.    Remedies and Waiver. Except as specifically set forth herein, all rights and remedies under the Agreement are cumulative, and the exercise of any right or remedy herein provided shall be without prejudice to the right to exercise any other right or remedy provided by the Agreement, by law or in equity. If Buyer fails to insist upon strict compliance with the Agreement, Buyer’s actions will not constitute a waiver of Seller’s default or any other existing or future default, or affect Buyer’s legal remedies.



29.    Bankruptcy. If either party becomes insolvent, is unable to pay its debts when due, files for or is the subject of involuntary bankruptcy, has a receiver appointed or has its assets assigned, the other party may cancel any unfulfilled obligations here under without liability for such cancellation.




30.    Dispute Resolution. Any dispute arising out of or related to the Agreement will be governed by and construed according to the laws of the State of Illinois and litigated exclusively in a state or federal court located in Cook County, Illinois.  The  parties hereto expressly release and waive any and all rights to a jury trial and consent to have any dispute heard solely by a court of competent jurisdiction. The parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to the Agreement. If either party commences litigation concerning any provision of the Agreement or if  the parties agree to alternative dispute resolution, the prevailing party is entitled, in addition to the relief granted, to a reasonable sum for their attorney’s fees in such litigation or mutually agreed upon alternative dispute resolution, provided if each party prevails in part, such fees will be allocated in the manner as the court or mediator determines to be equitable in view of the relative merits and amounts of the parties’ claims.




31.    Survival. Any provisions in the Terms which, by their nature, extend beyond the termination or expiration of any sale of Products or Services, will remain in effect until fulfilled.



32.    Severability. If any provision herein is held to be unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining provisions herein will remain in effect.



33.    Integration and Modification. The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Buyer and Seller with respect to the Products and Services, and supersedes any prior agreements, understandings, representations and quotations with respect thereto. No modification hereof will be of any effect unless in writing and signed by the party to be bound thereby.


34.   Supplier Code of Conduct. Seller acknowledges Signode’s current “Supplier Code of Conduct” located at The terms of the Signode Supplier Code of Conduct are an integral part of all Buyer and Seller relationships for the supply of goods and/or services, and any material violation of the Signode Supplier Code of Conduct may result in termination of this Agreement.   Seller shall promptly notify Buyer in writing of any breach of the Signode Code of Conduct brought to Seller’s attention.