Return + Refund Policy
- Definitions. As used herein, the following terms have the meanings indicated.
- Buyer: means any customer receive a Quote for Products and/or Purchase Products from Trinity Sterile.
- Products: means the Goods, Services and/or Software
- Quote: means the offer or proposal made by Seller to Buyer for the supply of Products.
- Seller: means Trinity Sterile, Inc., including all divisions and businesses thereof.
- Services: means any services to be provided by Seller.
- Software: means any software related to the Products, whether embedded or separately downloaded.
- Terms: means the terms and conditions of this Offer of Sale.
- Terms. All sales of Products by Seller are expressly conditioned upon, and will be governed by the acceptance of, these Terms. These Terms are incorporated into any Quote or Products provided by Seller to Buyer. Buyer’s order for any Products whether communicated to Seller verbally, in writing, by electronic data interface or other electronic commerce, shall constitute acceptance of these Terms. Seller objects to any contrary or additional terms or conditions of Buyer. Reference in Seller's order acknowledgement to Buyer's purchase order or purchase order number shall in no way constitute an acceptance of any of Buyer's terms or conditions of purchase. No modification to these Terms will be binding on Seller unless agreed to in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Seller.
- Purchase Order. The Products set forth in the Purchase Order are offered for sale at the prices as indicated. Seller reserves the right to modify prices at any time to adjust for any raw material price fluctuations. All sales are contingent upon credit approval and full payment for all purchases is due thirty (30) days from the date of invoice (unless specified otherwise from the Seller). Buyer must provide Resale details, if applicable. Unpaid invoices beyond the specified payment date incur interest at the rate of 1.5% per month or the maximum allowable rate under applicable law [unless specified otherwise by the Seller.]
- Purchase Order Requirements. Buyer must purchase a minimum of $5,000.00 in Product purchases annually to remain on active status as a Customer, unless specified otherwise by the Seller. Products must be ordered in full case quantities and of a value in excess of $1,500.00 per order shipped. Orders less than or equal to $1,500.00 will be assessed as a small order fee of $175.00. There will be a $200.00 to ship sure today. Orders must be received by 11:00AM EST
Proper Use of Products. Products sold to Buyer are for the purpose of incorporating Products as a component part of a fabricated article such as a procedural kit or tray or used in industrial sterilization processes. This does not establish the Buyer as a dealer or distributor of Products, which are merely finished versions of the Products. The Buyer understands that the price charged for the Products is based on the Buyer’s representation and promise that it will use the Products solely
for the purpose stated above, Buyer will not process or package the Products in any way which may compromise the Products’ efficacy or safety.
Unauthorized Deductions. Unauthorized deductions from invoice payment (deducting against or delaying payment of invoices for any reason, including pending a credit being authorized or issued) are prohibited and are a violation of these Conditions of Sale. Trinity has the right to withhold any earned incentives to offset any unauthorized deductions.
Changes. Trinity may discontinue its production or sale of Products at any time. Trinity reserves the right to make minor modifications to its Product specifications without notice to or consent of the Buyer. Trinity reserves the right to change any prices, terms and conditions of sale at any time without notice (except for transportation changes).
- Shipment; Delivery; Title and Risk of Loss. All delivery dates are approximate, and Seller is not responsible for damages resulting from any delay. Regardless of the manner of shipment, delivery occurs and title and risk of loss or damage pass to Buyer, upon placement of the Products with the carrier at Seller's facility. Unless otherwise agreed prior to shipment and for domestic delivery locations only, Seller will select and arrange, at Buyer’s sole expense, the carrier and means of delivery. When Seller selects and arranges the carrier and means of delivery, freight and insurance costs for shipment to the designated delivery location will be prepaid by Seller and added as a separate line item to the invoice. Buyer shall be responsible for any additional shipping charges incurred by Seller due to Buyer’s acts or omissions. Buyer shall not return or repackage any Products without the prior written authorization from Seller, and any return shall be at the sole cost and expense of Buyer.
- Warranty. The warranty for the Products is as follows: (i) Goods are warranted against defects in material or workmanship for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of delivery or 2,000 hours of use, whichever occurs first; (ii) Services shall be performed in accordance with generally accepted practices and using the degree of care and skill that is ordinarily exercised and customary in the field to which the Services pertain and are warranted for a period of six (6) months from the date of completion of the Services; and (iii) Software is only warranted to perform in accordance with applicable specifications provided by Seller to Buyer for ninety (90) days from the date of delivery or, when downloaded by a Buyer or end-user, from the date of the initial download. All prices are based upon the exclusive limited warranty stated above, and upon the following disclaimer: EXEMPTION CLAUSE; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS: THIS WARRANTY IS THE SOLE AND ENTIRE WARRANTY, CONDITION, AND REPRESENTATION, PERTAINING TO PRODUCTS. SELLER DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, AND REPRESENTATIONS, WHETHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE RELATING TO DESIGN, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SELLER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SOFTWARE IS ERROR-FREE OR FAULT-TOLERANT, OR THAT BUYER’S USE THEREOF WILL BE SECURE OR UNINTERRUPTED. UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED IN WRITING BY SELLER, THE SOFTWARE SHALL NOT BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH HAZARDOUS OR HIGH-RISK ACTIVITIES OR ENVIRONMENTS. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN, ALL PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”.
- Claims; Commencement of Actions. Buyer shall promptly inspect all Products upon receipt. No claims for shipment damages will be allowed unless reported to Seller within two (2) days of delivery or else notified on the delivery receipt. Buyer shall notify Seller of any alleged breach of warranty within thirty (30) days after the date the non-conformance is or should have been discovered by Buyer. Any claim or action against Seller based upon breach of contract or any other theory, including tort, negligence, or otherwise must be commenced within twelve (12) months from the date of the alleged breach or other alleged event, without regard to the date of discovery.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN THE EVENT OF A BREACH OF WARRANTY, SELLER WILL, AT ITS OPTION, REPAIR OR REPLACE THE NON-CONFORMING PRODUCT, RE-PERFORM THE SERVICES, OR REFUND THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID WITHIN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME. IN NO EVENT IS SELLER LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER'S LIABILITY UNDER ANY CLAIM MADE BY BUYER EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS.
- Confidential Information. Buyer acknowledges and agrees that any technical, commercial, or other confidential information of Seller, including, without limitation, pricing, technical drawings or prints and/or part lists, which has been or will be disclosed, delivered, or made available, whether directly or indirectly, to Buyer (“Confidential Information”), has been and will be received in confidence and will remain the property of Seller. Buyer further agrees that it will not use Seller’s Confidential Information for any purpose other than for the benefit of Seller.
- Loss to Buyer's Property. Any tools, patterns, materials, equipment or information furnished by Buyer or which are or become Buyer's property (“Buyer’s Property”), will be considered obsolete and may be destroyed by Seller after two (2) consecutive years have elapsed without Buyer ordering the Products manufactured using Buyer’s Property. Furthermore, Seller shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to Buyer’s Property while it is in Seller's possession or control.
- Special Tooling. “Special Tooling” includes but is not limited to tools, jigs, fixtures and associated manufacturing equipment acquired or necessary to manufacture Goods. Seller may impose a tooling charge for any Special Tooling. Such Special Tooling shall be and remain Seller's property notwithstanding payment of any charges by Buyer. In no event will Buyer acquire any interest in the Special Tooling, even if such Special Tooling has been specially converted or adapted for manufacture of Goods for Buyer and notwithstanding any charges paid by Buyer. Unless otherwise agreed, Seller has the right to alter, discard or otherwise dispose of any Special Tooling or other property owned by Seller in its sole discretion at any time.
- Security Interest. To secure payment of all sums due from Buyer, Seller retains a security interest in all Products delivered to Buyer and, Buyer’s acceptance of these Terms is deemed to be a Security Agreement under the Uniform Commercial Code. Buyer authorizes Seller as its attorney to execute and file on Buyer's behalf all documents Seller deems necessary to perfect Seller’s security interest.
- User Responsibility. Buyer, through its own analysis and testing, is solely responsible for making the final selection of the Products and assuring that all performance, endurance, maintenance, safety and warning requirements of the application of the Products are met. Buyer must analyze all aspects of the application and follow applicable industry standards, specifications, and any technical information provided with the Quote or the Products, such as Seller’s instructions, guides and specifications. If Seller provides options of or for Products based upon data or specifications provided by Buyer, Buyer is responsible for determining that such data and specifications are suitable and sufficient for all applications and reasonably foreseeable uses of the Products. In the event Buyer is not the end-user of the Products, Buyer will ensure such end-user complies with this paragraph.
Use of Products, Indemnity by Buyer. Buyer shall comply with all instructions, guides and specifications provided by Seller with the Quote or the Products. Unauthorized Uses. If Buyer uses or resells the Products in any way prohibited by Seller’s instructions, guides or specifications, or Buyer otherwise fails to comply with Seller’s instructions, guides and specifications, Buyer acknowledges that any such use, resale, or non-compliance is at Buyer's sole risk. Further, Buyer shall indemnify, defend, and hold Seller harmless from any losses, claims, liabilities, damages, lawsuits, judgments and costs (including attorney fees and defense costs), whether for personal injury, property damage, intellectual property infringement or any other claim, arising out of or in connection
with: (a) improper selection, design, specification, application, or any misuse of Products; (b) any act or omission, negligent or otherwise, of Buyer; (c) Seller’s use of patterns, tools, equipment, plans, drawings, designs, specifications or other information or things furnished by Buyer; (d) damage to the Products from an external cause, repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Seller, failure to follow instructions, guides and specifications provided by Seller, use with goods not provided by Seller, or opening, modifying, deconstructing, tampering with or repackaging the Products; or (e) Buyer’s failure to comply with these Terms. Seller shall not indemnify Buyer under any circumstance except as otherwise provided in these Terms.
Return Materials Authorization (RMA). Merchandise may be considered for return, provided the merchandise purchase value is at least $500.00, is salable and is authorized by Trinity within 30 days of original receipt by Buyer. Purchase orders may not be combined to reach the $500.00 requirement. Only full cases will be accepted, and product must be in salable condition based on age, appearance, and quality. Salable product does not include broken cases, out-of-date, obsolete, or damaged material. Products which do not qualify for a return is as follows: (1) Special Order and/or Custom Products; (2) Sterile and Rubber Products; (3) Products in unsalable conditioned (used or not in original packaging); and (4) Products held over ninety (90) days from shipment release. No credit will be allowed when returned product is not suitable for resale; such products will be destroyed by Trinity upon receipt. The Buyer is responsible for Freight costs from their facility to the Trinity Distribution Center.
To obtain Return Authorization, email Trinity Customer Issue Resolution team at firstname.lastname@example.org, in which you will be provided a designated RMA number. RMA number is required prior to product return with the following pertaining information: (1) Reason for Return; (2) Invoice Number; (3) Lot Number; (4) PO Number; (5) Seller Item Number; and (6) Quantity. The product should also be identified with the RMA Form (provided by Customer Service) in order to ensure traceability at time of receipt. Credit will be issued after conditions are met and goods are returned in salable condition. Products shipped in error must be returned within 15 days after receipt of goods statement. Unless defective or shipped in Seller’s error, returned merchandise is subject to Restocking Fee as follows: (a) Inventoried Products: 30% Minimum Restocking Fee; (ii) Qualifying Non-Inventoried Products: 70% Minimum Restocking Fee.
- Cancellations and Changes. Buyer may not cancel or modify, including but not limited to movement of delivery dates for the Products, any order for any reason except with Seller's written consent and upon terms that will indemnify, defend and hold Seller harmless against all direct, incidental and consequential loss or damage and any additional expense. Seller, at any time, may change features, specifications, designs and availability of Products.
- Limitation on Assignment. Buyer may not assign its rights or obligations without the prior written consent of Seller.
- Force Majeure. Seller is not liable for delay or failure to perform any of its obligations by reason of events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control. Such circumstances include without limitation: accidents, labor disputes or stoppages, government acts or orders, acts of nature, pandemics, epidemics, other widespread illness, or public health emergency, delays or failures in delivery from carriers or suppliers, shortages of materials, war (whether declared or not) or the serious threat of same, riots, rebellions, acts of terrorism, fire or any reason whether similar to the foregoing or otherwise. Seller will resume performance as soon as practicable after the event of force majeure has been removed. All delivery dates affected by force majeure shall be tolled for the duration of such force majeure and rescheduled for mutually agreed dates as soon as practicable after the force majeure condition ceases to exist. Force majeure shall not include financial distress, insolvency, bankruptcy, or other similar conditions affecting one of the parties, affiliates and/or subcontractors.
- Waiver and Severability. Failure to enforce any provision of these Terms will not invalidate that provision; nor will any such failure prejudice either party’s right to enforce that provision in the future. Invalidation of any provision of these Terms shall not invalidate any other provision herein and, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.
- Termination. Seller may terminate any agreement governed by or arising from these Terms for any reason and at any time by giving Buyer thirty (30) days prior written notice. Seller may immediately terminate, in writing, if Buyer: (a) breaches any provision of these Terms, (b) becomes or is deemed insolvent, (c) appoints or has appointed a trustee, receiver or custodian for all or any part of Buyer’s property, (d) files a petition for relief in bankruptcy on its own behalf, or one is filed against Buyer by a third party, (e) makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or (f) dissolves its business or liquidates all or a majority of its assets.
- Ownership of Software. Seller retains ownership of all Software supplied to Buyer hereunder. In no event shall Buyer obtain any greater right in and to the Software than a right in the nature of a license limited to the use thereof and subject to compliance with any other terms provided with the Software.
Indemnity for Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights. Seller is not liable for infringement of any patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, trade secrets or similar rights (“Intellectual Property Rights”) except as provided in this Section. Seller will defend at its expense and will pay the cost of any settlement or damages awarded in an action brought against Buyer based on a third-party claim that one or more of the Products sold hereunder infringes the Intellectual Property Rights of a third party in the country of delivery of the Products by Seller to Buyer. Seller's obligation to defend and indemnify Buyer is contingent on Buyer notifying Seller within ten (10) days after Buyer becomes aware of any such claim, and Seller having sole control over the defense of the claim including all negotiations for settlement or compromise. If one or more Products sold hereunder is subject to such a claim, Seller may, at its sole expense and option, procure for Buyer the right to continue using the Products, replace or modify the Products so as to render them non-infringing, or offer to accept return of the Products and refund the purchase price less a reasonable allowance for depreciation. Seller has no obligation or liability for any claim of infringement: (in) arising from information provided by Buyer; or (ii) directed to any Products provided hereunder for which the designs are specified in whole or part by Buyer; or (iii) resulting from the modification, combination or use in a system of any Products provided hereunder.
The foregoing provisions of this Section constitute Seller's sole and exclusive liability and Buyer's sole and exclusive remedy for claims of infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.
- Governing Law. These Terms and the sale and delivery of all Products are deemed to have taken place in, and shall be governed and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland, as applicable to contracts executed and wholly performed therein and without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Buyer irrevocably agrees and consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of Salisbury, Maryland with respect to any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the sale and delivery of the Products.
- Entire Agreement. These Terms, along with the terms set forth in the main body of any Quote, forms the entire agreement between the Buyer and Seller and constitutes the final, complete, and exclusive expression of the terms of sale and purchase. In the event of a conflict between any term set forth in the main body of a Quote and these Terms, the terms set forth in the main body of the Quote shall prevail. All prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements or negotiations with respect to the subject matter shall have no effect. These Terms may not be modified unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Seller.
- Compliance with Laws. Buyer agrees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry and professional standards, including those of the United States of America, and the country or countries in which Buyer may operate, including without limitation the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the U.S. Anti-Kickback Act (“Anti-Kickback Act”), U.S. export control and sanctions laws (“Export Laws”), the U.S. Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (“FDCA”), and the rules and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), each as currently amended. Buyer agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Seller from the consequences of any violation of such laws, regulations and standards by Buyer, its employees or agents. Buyer acknowledges that it is familiar with all applicable provisions of the FCPA, the Anti-Kickback Act, Export Laws, the FDCA and the FDA and certifies that Buyer will adhere to the requirements thereof and not take any action that would make Seller violate such requirements. Buyer represents and agrees that Buyer will not make any payment or give anything of value, directly or indirectly, to any governmental official, foreign political party or official thereof, candidate for foreign political office, or commercial entity or person, for any improper purpose, including the purpose of influencing such person to purchase Products or otherwise benefit the business of Seller. Buyer further represents and agrees that it will not receive, use, service, transfer or ship any Products from Seller in a manner or for a purpose that violates Export Laws or would cause Seller to be in violation of Export Laws. Buyer agrees to promptly and reliably provide Seller all requested information or documents, including end-user statements and other written assurances, concerning Buyer’s ongoing compliance with Export Laws.