Terms and Conditions

Prices

All prices are subject to change without notice, and the prices of products on order but unshipped may be adjusted to the price in effect at the time of shipment. All products are bulk packed and bulk packaged unless otherwise specified.

Minimum Order / Special Handling

G.L. Huyett does not have a minimum order. A small order handling fee of no less than $10.00 applies to all orders with a net sales value of less than $50.00. An “order” is defined as one shipment to one location. Split shipments sent via more than one shipping method, or purchase orders submitted with multiple release dates shall be considered orders for each unique release date and release location. Back orders that are the result of G.L. Huyett stock outs will not impact order value or release value. A net sales value of $2.00 per line item per order or release is requested. Key stock that is over 1 meter requires the part to be packaged with a board to prevent damage or injury and will be charged a $10.00 Board Fee if the order is under $100.00. For purposes herein, “net sales” consists of the selling price of the goods sold, net of taxes, freight or handling charges, discounts, allowances, or other permitted deductions.

Returns and Cancellations

No order may be canceled or altered by Buyer except upon terms and conditions acceptable to G.L. Huyett, as evidenced by G.L. Huyett’s duly authorized written consent. Returns shall be considered only within 30 days of invoice date. A restocking charge may be applied to all authorized returns due to customer error. Returns apply only to standard, stock inventory items and not to special parts that are made or stocked to unique customer or special circumstance specifications. To calculate restocking charges, G.L. Huyett shall consider the order history of the customer, the circumstances of the return, the orientation of the customer’s business operations toward G.L. Huyett, and the cost of the return itself, in calculating such restocking fees. A restock shall be permitted only after receipt and acknowledgement by the customer of the terms and conditions of the restock using a duly authorized G.L. Huyett Return Authorization form. The customer must complete the return within thirty (30) days of issuance, and must use a photocopy or facsimile of the Return Authorization form as a Packing List back to G.L. Huyett.

Shipping Tolerance

G.L. Huyett reserves the right to under or over ship the order quantity of all non-stock items by 10% as a result of our production processes, unless otherwise directed in the Order Acknowledgement.

Country of Origin

G.L. Huyett manufactures, sources, and distributes a wide array of products in many different materials, dimensions, and finishes. For sourced items, the Country of Origin (COO) is provided by our suppliers. For items manufactured by G.L. Huyett, based on the availability of raw materials that meet the highest quality and tolerance standards, raw materials can come from countries that include the U.S., Canada, Germany, Taiwan, or Italy. Once received, the raw material undergoes substantial transformation which can include milling, cutting, tumbling, plating, and/or heat treating in our U.S. facilities in order to prepare it for use by an end user and is therefore designated as “USA” for COO. Raw material COO is available upon request at the lot level but may incur processing fees. Every effort is made to properly indicate and accurately communicate the COO, but are subject to change.

Unannounced Changes

Data published in all catalogs and advertisements- including prices, tolerances and specifications- are subject to change without notice.

Taxes

Buyer shall bear the cost of all import duties, manufacturer’s tax, retail occupation tax, use tax, sales tax, value added tax, excise tax, duty or charge of any nature whatsoever imposed on or measured by the transaction between G.L. Huyett and Buyer, in addition to the prices quoted or invoiced, and in the event G.L. Huyett is required to pay such tax, duty, or charge, Buyer shall immediately reimburse G.L. Huyett the payment so paid.

Plain Finish Parts

G.L. Huyett makes efforts to insure that plain finish parts arrive at the customer in good and corrosion-free condition. Such steps include the use of special packaging, the distribution of special corrosion prevention coatings, sealing in specially-designed plastic bags, and handling of parts at G.L. Huyett’s plant by personnel wearing protective gloves. In spite of these efforts, it is possible, particularly during late summer and in conditions where freight firms allow contact of the shipping containers with weather elements, for parts to develop surface corrosion, especially if contacted by unprotected human hands upon receipt. As a result, we are unable to guarantee the shelf life of any plain-finished parts.

Notice!
Special care & handling required for plain finish parts!

Plain finish parts require special handling to prevent surface corrosion and to extend shelf life.

Limited warranty for surface finish: 30 days from date of shipment.

At the factory a special sealer and treatment is installed to prevent corrosion, and specially-formulated plastic liners are used to protect parts from the exterior atmosphere. During final production, parts are tumbled to remove burrs, and all draw lubrication and surface oils are removed. The post-tumbling treatment is intended to add back surface treatment, providing parts “dry to the touch” with shelf life. There are significant limitations in this process. It is vital that the following handling instructions be maintained:

  1. Inspect the shipment packages. If there are any wet marks or evidence of moisture, or if containers are cracked or torn open in any manner, report to the carrier and write “Concealed Damage” across the face of the Bill of Lading at receipt.
  2. Do not remove parts from original packing until ready for use.
  3. If the package is opened, reroll the inner liner and reclose the box for storage.
  4. When touching plain finished parts, wear neoprene, latex, or thick cotton gloves, so that hand oils are not allowed to contact the surface of the parts.
  5. Avoid human sweat or any type of contaminant to contact the surface of the parts.

By not handling plain finish parts in a proper manner, surface corrosion can appear in as little as 24 hours, especially during the months of June, July, August, and September in North America. Improper handling will void any and all warranties. The shelf life of plain finish parts can be extended if the parts are oiled “wet to the touch.” For information about this process, contact G.L. Huyett Sales Engineering.

F.O.B.

All shipments are made F.O.B. Minneapolis, Kansas, unless drop shipped at the sole discretion of G.L. Huyett, or by directive from the customer. Freight is billed either Freight Collect, 3rd party Collect or Prepay and Add, with handling fee of not less than $2.00 on all Prepay and Add orders.

Delivery, Delay, and Shortage

All quoted delivery dates and/or periods are approximate and shall commence when Buyer has provided complete specifications and/or applicable documents required to effect shipment. Title and risk of loss or damage in transit shall pass to Buyer upon delivery of products to a carrier or courier from G.L. Huyett. G.L. Huyett reserves the right to make delivery in installments; and all installments, when separately invoiced, shall be paid for when due. Delay in delivery of any installment shall not relieve Buyer of its obligations to accept remaining deliveries. G.L. Huyett shall not be liable for any damages as a result of any delay due to any cause beyond G.L. Huyett’s reasonable control, including but not limited to any act of God, act of Buyer, embargo or other government act, regulation or request, fire, accident, strike, slowdown, war, riot, shortage, delay in transportation, or delayed delivery by suppliers. In the event of any such delay, the time for delivery shall be extended for a period equal to the time lost by reason of any such delay. Claims for shortages or other errors must be made in writing to G.L. Huyett within ten (10) days after receipt of shipment; and failure to give such notice shall constitute unqualified acceptance and a waiver of all such claims by Buyer.

Payment

All accounts require prior credit approval. Upon approved credit, payment is due per account terms. Invoices may be transmitted electronically, by fax, or via U.S. mail. A finance charge of 1 1/2% per month will be computed and added to all past due accounts. The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) shall be 18%, but in no event higher than the maximum APR allowed by law.

Limited Warranty

Products purchased from G.L. Huyett by Buyer may be manufactured by third parties, which may or may not provide a warranty to the purchases of their products. G.L. Huyett agrees, upon request by Buyer, to assign Buyer any and all such warranties without recourse. G.L. Huyett warrants that all products shipped against this order will conform to specifications and drawings submitted and that such products will be manufactured and inspected according to generally accepted applicable practices of companies manufacturing industrial fasteners. Unless dimensions are limited by a specific tolerance set forth in a customer supplied and approved document, commercial tolerances will apply. Any change or alteration to parts, whether by customer, freight company, or outside contractor such as a plating or heat treating contractor, nulls the warranty. This warranty is made in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use.

G.L. Huyett warrants that all products manufactured and supplied hereunder shall be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from date of shipment. This warranty is void unless Buyer inspects the products when received and notifies G.L. Huyett of any rejections based on non-conformity to specifications of or defects in the products within ten (10) days after receipt thereof by Buyer. This warranty does not apply to any products that are reworked or subjected to any type of additional processing by Buyer, or any other party. If within the thirty (30) day period any such product proved to G.L. Huyett’s satisfaction to be defective, such products shall be repaired or replaced at G.L. Huyett’s expense. Such repair or replacement shall be at G.L. Huyett’s sole discretion, and the Buyer’s exclusive remedy hereunder.

Any description of the product, whether in writing or made orally by G.L. Huyett, or G.L. Huyett’s agent, is for the sole purpose of identifying the product and shall not be construed as an express warranty. Any suggestions by G.L. Huyett or G.L. Huyett’s agent regarding use, application, or suitability of the product shall not be construed as an express warranty unless confirmed to be such in writing by G.L. Huyett.

Exclusion of Consequential Damages and Liability Disclaimer

This warranty is limited to replacement of the parts sold. No other costs may apply. G.L. Huyett makes no warranty as to fitness or merchantability of its parts for any purpose or particular use.

G.L. Huyett’s liability with respect to products sold shall be limited to the warranty provided herein, and with respect to other performance of this contract, shall be limited to the contract price allocable to the product (or part thereof) that gives rise to the claim.

G.L. Huyett shall not be subject to any disclaims; any other obligations or liabilities arising out of breach of contract; any obligations whatsoever arising from tort claims (including negligence and strict liability) or arising under other theories of law with respect to products sold or services rendered by seller, or any undertakings, acts of omissions related thereto; all consequential, incidental, and contingent damages whatsoever.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, G.L. Huyett specifically disclaims any liability for penalties (including administrative penalties,) special or punitive damages, damages for profits or revenues, cost of any product recall, loss of use of products or any associated equipment or device, cost of capital, facilities or services, downtime, shutdown costs, or any other types of economic loss.

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