Gene­ral Terms and Con­di­ti­ons of Busi­ness (valid from 01.08.2013) 

§1 Scope of vali­di­ty
GEMAC per­forms deli­ve­ries and ser­vices, con­clu­des con­tracts and sub­mits offers exclu­si­ve­ly on the basis of the­se Gene­ral Terms and Con­di­ti­ons of Busi­ness. Devia­ti­ons are effec­tive only if con­fir­med in wri­ting by GEMAC. Our Gene­ral Terms and Con­di­ti­ons of Busi­ness app­ly only to busi­ness with com­pa­nies in accord­ance with §310 l BGB.

§2 Offers and con­clu­si­on of con­tracts
Offers are valid for a peri­od of 4 weeks, unless agreed other­wi­se. All orders, accep­tan­ces of orders, amend­ments or col­la­te­ral under­stan­dings in respect of offers or pro­duct spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons are to be exe­cu­t­ed in wri­ting and requi­re the writ­ten con­fir­ma­ti­on of GEMAC. Advan­ce payments, or else a depo­sit and instal­ment payments in case of design ser­vices, are deman­ded from new custo­mers. In the case of frame­work orders, bin­ding call-up dates and deli­very quan­ti­ties are agreed with GEMAC upon gran­ting of the order or else GEMAC reta­ins the right to set dead­lines to be obser­ved by the custo­mer in its order con­fir­ma­ti­on.

§3 Pro­duc­tion and design docu­ments
The custo­mer is respon­si­ble for the accu­ra­cy and com­ple­teness of the details con­tai­ned in his parts lists and manu­fac­tu­ring docu­ments and in the pro­duct spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on per­tai­ning to a con­clu­ded con­tract, and bears all costs for dama­ge, chan­ges due to mis­sing or incor­rect details and/​or chan­ges at a later date. GEMAC expects the custo­mer to sup­ply parts lists in machi­ne-read­a­ble form alre­ady in the offer pha­se (see sup­ple­ment Modu­le Pro­duc­tion). If lists are not pro­vi­ded in machi­ne-read­a­ble form, the costs for parts list pre­pa­ra­ti­on are char­ged to the custo­mer.

§4 Packing units, pro­vi­ded mate­ri­als
We reser­ve the right to app­ly surch­ar­ges should it be necessa­ry to break into stan­dard packing units, and the custo­mer is requi­red to take over at his own expen­se any remai­ning quan­ti­ties from packing units and any
excess sup­plies of raw cir­cuit boards occa­sio­ned by the manu­fac­tu­ring pro­cess upon noti­fi­ca­ti­on to do so by GEMAC. Mate­ri­als pro­vi­ded by the custo­mer must be sup­plied with an allo­wan­ce of 2 per cent, unless agreed
other­wi­se, and will not be purcha­sed by GEMAC.

§5 Peri­od for deli­very or per­for­mance
A deli­very obli­ga­ti­on is foun­ded only upon writ­ten con­fir­ma­ti­on of an order. The lead times given in the offer app­ly, and any addi­tio­nal costs and risks for expe­di­ted deli­ve­ries are to be bor­ne by the custo­mer. All unfo­re­see­ab­le cir­cum­s­tan­ces or hin­dran­ces not attri­bu­ta­ble to GEMAC which ren­der deli­very or punc­tu­al per­for­mance impos­si­ble eit­her in part or as a who­le or which signi­fi­cant­ly affect the eco­no­mic value or the con­tents of the ser­vices taken on by GEMAC, as well as any fail­u­re to deli­ver on the part of sub­sup­pliers, ent­it­le GEMAC to extend peri­ods for deli­very or per­for­mance by the dura­ti­on of the hin­dran­ce after noti­fi­ca­ti­on of the hin­dran­ce to the custo­mer, and if necessa­ry to with­draw from the con­tract eit­her in part or as a who­le, without this foun­ding claims for com­pen­sa­ti­on of any kind against GEMAC on the part of the custo­mer. If the exten­si­on exceeds 4 weeks, then the
custo­mer is ent­it­led to set GEMAC a writ­ten final dead­line of at least 2 weeks toge­ther with noti­fi­ca­ti­on that he intends to with­draw from the con­tract upon pas­sing of this dead­line and may then with­draw from the con­tract upon futi­le expi­ry of this addi­tio­nal peri­od. GEMAC is ent­it­led to per­form rea­son­ab­le par­ti­al deli­ve­ries or ser­vices at any time. The deli­very peri­od is unders­tood ex place of deli­very plus the time for ship­ping.

§6 Trans­fer of risk
Risk is trans­fer­red to the custo­mer as soon as the ship­ment is han­ded over to the per­son per­for­ming the trans­port or else lea­ves the wareh­ou­se of GEMAC for pur­po­ses of ship­ment. If ship­ment is delay­ed or ren­de­red impos­si­ble by request of the custo­mer or for other rea­sons not attri­bu­ta­ble to GEMAC, risk is trans­fer­red to the custo­mer upon noti­fi­ca­ti­on of the readi­ness for ship­ment.

§7 Accep­tan­ce
The custo­mer is not ent­it­led to refu­se accep­tan­ce if any defect dimi­nis­hes the sui­ta­bi­li­ty of the deli­ve­r­ed pro­duct only insi­gni­fi­cant­ly and GEMAC has ack­now­led­ged its obli­ga­ti­on to reme­dy the defect. If a deli­ve­r­ed pro­duct
com­pri­ses several, indi­vi­dual­ly usable units, then a defect in only one or more units does not found an ent­it­le­ment to refu­se accep­tan­ce of the remai­ning units. The custo­mer is obli­ged to accept the ser­vices or deli­very agreed in the con­tract wit­hin 14 days, inso­far as accep­tan­ce is not exclu­ded by the natu­re of the ser­vices. A report is to be drawn up on the accep­tan­ce and is to be signed by both par­ties. If accep­tan­ce is not effec­ted wit­hin the spe­ci­fied peri­od, then the ser­vices pro­vi­ded are deemed accep­ted. In the case of manu­fac­tu­ring services/​products, the deli­very note with deli­very date shall app­ly.

§8 War­ran­ty
GEMAC gives a war­ran­ty that the pro­ducts to be sup­plied are free of fabri­ca­ti­on and mate­ri­al defects. The peri­od of war­ran­ty is 24 mon­ths star­ting from the date of deli­very or from the date of manu­fac­tu­re in case of call orders.
All war­ran­ty is exclu­ded in respect of defects cau­sed by impro­per hand­ling or use or whe­re pro­ducts are no lon­ger trace­ab­le due to unaut­ho­ri­sed rela­bel­ling or the remo­val of seri­al num­bers. In case of design ser­vices, GEMAC gives a war­ran­ty with regard to obser­van­ce of the reco­gnis­ed engi­nee­ring stan­dards and the exer­cising of due sci­en­ti­fic care, but not for actu­al attain­ment of the rese­arch and deve­lop­ment objec­tive. The custo­mer must inform GEMAC in wri­ting without delay con­cer­ning any defects. Defects which can­not be detec­ted imme­dia­te­ly even through care­ful exami­na­ti­on are to be noti­fied without delay upon detec­tion. In case of a jus­ti­fied com­p­laint regar­ding a defect, the pro­duct con­cer­ned is to be retur­ned to a desti­na­ti­on spe­ci­fied by GEMAC. In case of ack­now­led­ged defects, GEMAC will reme­dy mate­ri­al or fabri­ca­ti­on defects by way of repair or repla­ce­ment of the rele­vant parts or else revi­se the design ser­vices. If reme­dy remains unsuc­cess­ful wit­hin a rea­son­ab­le fur­t­her peri­od to be fixed in wri­ting by the custo­mer, then the custo­mer is at his own dis­cre­ti­on ent­it­led to demand a reduc­tion of the remu­ne­ra­ti­on or can­cel­la­ti­on of the con­tract. Fur­t­her war­ran­ty claims, in par­ti­cu­lar claims for com­pen­sa­to­ry damages, are exclu­ded, unless lia­bi­li­ty is impe­ra­ti­ve due to the lack of an expli­cit­ly war­ran­ted qua­li­ty.
In case of an ack­now­led­ged com­p­laint con­cer­ning a defect, GEMAC will reim­bur­se the trans­port costs incur­red by the custo­mer for the return of the pro­ducts sub­ject of the com­p­laint.

§9 Reser­va­ti­on of tit­le
Befo­re sett­le­ment of all dues and claims held on our part – irre­spec­tive of the legal basis – against the custo­mer, inclu­ding all cur­rent account balan­ce claims and any claims regar­ding indem­ni­ty against lia­bi­li­ty risks assu­med at the request of the custo­mer, we are to be fur­nis­hed the fol­lo­wing secu­ri­ty, which we will release at our dis­cre­ti­on upon request, inso­far as the value of the secu­ri­ty exceeds our claims by more than 10 per cent. All goods sup­plied by us remain our pro­per­ty. Pro­ces­sing or refa­shio­n­ing is always per­for­med for us as manu­fac­tu­rer or sup­plier, but without foun­ding obli­ga­ti­ons on our part. The custo­mer is ent­it­led to pro­cess or sell the reser­ved goods (goods in which we retain ownership or coow­nership) in the cour­se of his nor­mal busi­ness, pro­vi­ded he is not in arre­ars with his payments to us, has not sus­pen­ded his payments and has not filed an app­li­ca­ti­on for the ope­ning of bankrupt­cy or insol­vency pro­cee­dings. He is not per­mit­ted to pledge the reser­ved goods, nor to assign them as secu­ri­ty or for any other pur­po­se. In case of con­duct vio­la­ting the con­tract on the part of the custo­mer, in par­ti­cu­lar in case of payment arre­ars, we are ent­it­led to demand imme­dia­te return of the reser­ved goods, without the custo­mer being ent­it­led to any right of reten­ti­on, to obtain access to the busi­ness pre­mi­ses of the custo­mer, to take pos­ses­si­on of the reser­ved goods and, if appro­pria­te, to demand assign­ment of any rights of return held by the custo­mer against third par­ties. Asser­ti­on of our rights, in par­ti­cu­lar the reco­very or sei­zu­re of the reser­ved goods, is not to be deemed with­dra­wal from the con­tract, inso­far as hire-purcha­sing legis­la­ti­on is not app­li­ca­ble.

§10 Pri­ces and terms of payment
The decisi­ve pri­ces are tho­se spe­ci­fied in the order con­fir­ma­ti­on from GEMAC and are sub­ject to the addi­ti­on of value-added tax at the legal­ly sti­pu­la­ted rate app­li­ca­ble at the time of deli­very. Addi­tio­nal deli­ve­ries and ser­vices will be invoi­ced to the custo­mer sepa­r­a­te­ly. If the pri­ces of the input mate­ri­als to be obtai­ned by GEMAC increa­se signi­fi­cant­ly bet­ween con­clu­si­on of the con­tract and deli­very, then GEMAC is ent­it­led to adapt the pri­ces by the amount of the increa­se. GEMAC will pro­vi­de pro­of of the pri­ce increa­se to the custo­mer upon request. GEMAC reser­ves the right to imple­ment pri­ce cor­rec­tions for any fol­low-up orders. Pri­ces are to be unders­tood ex wareh­ou­se and still exclu­ding packing and ship­ping costs, unless agreed other­wi­se. Invoices from GEMAC are paya­ble without deduc­tions wit­hin 20 calen­dar days from the date of invoi­cing or with 2% dis­count wit­hin 7 calen­dar days from the date of invoi­cing, with spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on of the invoice num­ber. Irre­spec­tive of any devia­ting inst­ruc­tions given by the custo­mer, GEMAC is ent­it­led to use payments to first sett­le older dues. If costs or inte­rest have alre­ady been incur­red, then GEMAC is ent­it­led to credit the payment first against the costs, then against the inte­rest and final­ly against the main claim. Payment is only deemed effec­ted when GEMAC is able to dis­po­se of the amount. In the case of che­ques, payment is only deemed effec­ted after the che­que has been honou­red. If the custo­mer falls into arre­ars with payments, then GEMAC is from the rele­vant moment onwards ent­it­led to char­ge inte­rest at the rate char­ged by com­mer­ci­al banks for unsett­led cur­rent account lia­bi­li­ties, but at least at a rate 2% above the offi­ci­al dis­count rate of the Deut­sche Bun­des­bank. The custo­mer is only ent­it­led to assert a claim for
off­set­ting, reten­ti­on or pri­ce reduc­tion, also in case of com­p­laints con­cer­ning defects or of coun­ter­c­laims, if GEMAC has expli­cit­ly ack­now­led­ged this claim in wri­ting or if the coun­ter­c­laims are final and non-appeal­ab­le in law.
If the custo­mer cul­pa­b­ly fails to ful­fil his payment obli­ga­ti­ons or if GEMAC gains know­ledge of cir­cum­s­tan­ces which indi­ca­te a dete­rio­ra­ti­on of the credit­wort­hi­ness of the custo­mer com­pa­red to the known cir­cum­s­tan­ces at the time of con­clu­si­on of the con­tract, then GEMAC is ent­it­led to decla­re all remai­ning dues paya­ble imme­dia­te­ly, even if GEMAC has pre­vious­ly accep­ted che­ques. GEMAC is in this case fur­ther­mo­re ent­it­led to demand advan­ce payments or secu­ri­ty.

§11 Limi­ta­ti­on and exclu­si­on of lia­bi­li­ty
Claims for damages ari­sing from delay, from impos­si­bi­li­ty of per­for­mance, from posi­ti­ve bre­ach of an obli­ga­ti­on, from negli­gence in con­trac­ting, from tort or on any other legal grounds are exclu­ded both against GEMAC
and against its vica­rious agents, except in case of wil­ful intent or gross negli­gence. In the case of cir­cuit boards and modu­les for which the order does not cover elec­tri­cal or func­tion tes­ting, GEMAC pro­vi­des a war­ran­ty only in respect of the pro­ces­sing tech­no­lo­gy, not in respect of the func­tion. Mate­ri­als pro­vi­ded by the custo­mer are exclu­ded from all war­ran­ties. The custo­mer bears the full risk in respect of the spe­cial pro­cu­re­ment of com­pon­ents on
his behalf. Illus­tra­ti­ons, dimen­si­ons, descrip­ti­ons, tech­ni­cal details and spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons of packing units con­tai­ned in the cor­re­spon­ding cata­lo­gues and other publi­ca­ti­ons are not bin­ding. GEMAC express­ly reser­ves the right to imple­ment modi­fi­ca­ti­ons without pri­or noti­ce.

§12 App­li­ca­ble law, juris­dic­tion, severa­bi­li­ty, mis­cel­la­neous sti­pu­la­ti­ons
The legal rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween the par­ties is gover­ned exclu­si­ve­ly by the law of the Federal Repu­blic of Ger­ma­ny. The app­li­ca­bi­li­ty of com­mon legis­la­ti­on on inter­na­tio­nal sales of mova­ble goods and on the con­clu­si­on of inter­na­tio­nal purcha­se con­tracts per­tai­ning to mova­ble goods, as well as UN tra­de law, is exclu­ded. The place of juris­dic­tion for all dis­pu­tes ari­sing direct­ly or indi­rect­ly from the con­tract, inclu­ding action per­tai­ning to che­ques or bills of exchan­ge, is Chem­nitz. If any sti­pu­la­ti­on in the­se Gene­ral Terms and Con­di­ti­ons of Busi­ness or any sti­pu­la­ti­on wit­hin the frame­work of other agree­ments is shown to be or beco­me inef­fec­tive, then this does not affect the effec­tiveness of all other sti­pu­la­ti­ons or agree­ments.

GEMAC – Gesell­schaft für Mikro­elek­tro­nik­an­wen­dung Chem­nitz mbH, Zwi­ckau­er Str. 227, 09116 Chem­nitz, Ger­ma­ny, Pho­ne : +49 371 3377 – 0, Fax : +49 371 3377272