Terms and Conditions


Gopher Mats, LLC d/b/a Viking Mat Company, Viking Dairy Company and Viking Specialty Supply

Supply Purchase Order – Terms and Conditions

1. Definitions.

These Terms and Conditions of Purchase Order are referred to below as “these Terms and Conditions.” “Buyer” means Gopher Mats, LLC d/b/a Viking Mat Company, Viking Dairy Company and Viking Specialty Supply, its subsidiaries or divisions. “Seller” means the vendor identified in the Purchase Order, its subsidiaries, and when it does business under any assumed business name selling goods to Buyer. These Terms and Conditions and the Purchase Order into which they are incorporated are referred to collectively below as the “Purchase Order.” The goods to be purchased by Buyer under the Purchase Order are referred to below as the “Goods.”

2. Entire Contract.

Goods purchased from the Seller will be confirmed with a Purchase Order from the Buyer. The Purchase Order will confirm the verbally transacted contract between the Seller and the Buyer. The Purchase Order and the acceptance of it shall be considered a contract in the state in which Buyer’s office shown of the face of the Purchase Order is located, and the contract shall be governed by the laws of that state. Unless a separate written agreement is signed by both parties, the entire contract between Buyer and Seller is contained in the Purchase Order, except such other terms as may be specifically incorporated in the Purchase Order by reference.

3. Acceptance.

Any additional or different term or condition stated by Seller in any acknowledgement form, or in otherwise acknowledging or accepting the purchase order, is deemed by Buyer to be a material alteration of the Purchase Order and is hereby objected to by Buyer. Buyer rejects any such additional or different terms or conditions not specifically accepted by Buyer in writing.

4. Seller’s Warranties.

Seller warrants that all Goods sold hereunder or pursuant hereto shall conform to the specifications set forth in the Purchase Order and are free from liens and patent infringement. Seller also warrants and represents that all of the Goods will be of merchantable quality, free from all defects in design, workmanship and materials, and will be fit for the particular purposes for which they are purchased and that the Goods shall be provided in strict accordance with the specifications, samples, drawings, designs or other requirements (including performance specifications) approved or adopted by Buyer.

Seller represents and warrants that all Goods furnished to Buyer will comply with and be manufactured, priced, sold, and labeled in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, ordinances, regulations, government standards, and codes, including without limitation, food safety, health and safety, environmental protection, labor, consumer product safety regulations and labeling requirements, and the Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S. C. 6901 et seq. Seller further represents and warrants that all Goods furnished to Buyer shall comply with all United States laws and regulations applicable to trademark, trade secret, copyright, and patent rights.

Seller represents and warrants that all Goods are and will be manufactured, processed, labeled, packaged, accurately marked, tagged, tested, certified (including Kosher, organic, or other certificates, if applicable), weighed, inspected, shipped and sold in compliance with all legal requirements, including by way of example all legal requirements relating to labor, health, safety, environment, labeling, country of origin designation and Customs requirements; all FDA, toxic substances, OSHA, CPSC and EPA regulations; Federal Food and Drug Act, or any other food safety statute and the requirements of California Proposition 65.

Seller shall at Sellers expense, satisfy all governmental requirements for registrations, permits, notices, reports, licenses and supplier notifications with respect to manufacturing, packaging, labeling, waste disposal, specifications of Goods and use of Goods. Seller shall be deemed the generator and owner of any waste(s) generated in connection with Seller’s performance under the Purchase Order, and as such Seller shall be solely and independently responsible for any liabilities caused by such waste(s); and Seller shall safely, properly and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances, dispose of waste(s) or arrange for the disposal of waste(s) in a manner that is safe, proper and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Seller shall include an itemized list of Goods, a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheets with each shipment. Seller represents and warrants that the Goods may be transported and introduced into interstate commerce.

5. Seller’s Liability.

Seller is responsible for the cost of replacing defective and/or nonconforming Goods as specified in the Buyer’s Purchase Order following rejection by Buyer. Seller shall be liable to Buyer for all damages arising from defects, nonconformity of the Goods, delays in shipments and any other misrepresentation or breach by Seller, including but not limited to incidental and consequential damages.

6. Indemnification.

Seller agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Buyer from all claims, losses, damages, costs and legal fees of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to consequential or incidental damages, arising out of or related to any acts or omission, including negligence of Seller, its agents, employees, subcontractors, or any other persons directly or indirectly acting on behalf of them.

The indemnified losses shall include, without limitation, those losses incurred as a result of any violation of any law, regulation, or order; bodily injury, death or property damage; breach of warranty; food recall; representation or misrepresentation regarding a product’s attributes or performance ability.

7. Insurance.

Seller agrees to maintain, in force, insurance coverage for the indemnity obligations set forth in above, including contractual liability insurance.

8. Set-Off.

Buyer and Seller agree that Buyer may deduct and set-off from any sums due and owing Seller amounts equal to the costs, damages and losses that Buyer has incurred as a result of the failure of the Goods to comply with the specifications and/or any breach of this or any other contract by Seller.

9. Extra Charges.

No extra charges of any kind will be allowed for Buyer’s account unless specifically agreed to by Buyer.

10. Inspection/Claims.

Final acceptance or rejection of the Goods shall be made as promptly as practical after delivery to the ultimate destination, except as otherwise provided in the Purchase Order. Failure to inspect, accept or reject the Goods or failure to detect defects by inspection shall neither relieve Seller from responsibility for the Goods nor impose liabilities on the Buyer.

11. Recalls; Tainted Goods Claims.

a. Recalls; Safety Notices. If all or any portion of the Goods are the subject of a recall (or safety notice) or other action required to bring the Goods into compliance with the specifications, the Purchase Order or these Terms and Conditions whether initiated by Buyer, Seller, or a government or consumer protection agency, Seller shall be responsible for all costs and expenses associated with the recall, notice or action and shall promptly reimburse Buyer for all actual costs and expenses incurred by Buyer in recalling, publishing notices about, shipping and/or destroying the Goods (and where applicable, any products with which the Goods has been packaged, consolidated or commingled), including refunds to customers and Seller’s net landed cost of unsold Goods.

b. Defects; Tampering. In the event of a claim or potential claim of any defect regarding any Goods or of any tampering with the Goods, Seller agrees to promptly notify Buyer, contact the FDA and/or other appropriate government agency, and immediately conduct at its expense a full and complete analysis of said Product. In the event that Buyer becomes aware of a claim or a potential claim of any defect regarding the Goods or of any tampering with the Goods, Buyer shall promptly notify Seller of the same.

12. Title; Risk of Loss.

Title to the Goods and risk of loss shall pass to Buyer at time of delivery of Goods to the required location and acceptance by Buyer of such Goods.

13. Changes.

Buyer shall have the right at any time to make changes in drawings, designs, specifications, materials, packaging, time and place of delivery and method of transportation. If any such changes cause an increase or decrease in the cost, or the time required for the performance, an equitable adjustment shall be made and the Purchase Order shall be modified in writing accordingly. Seller agrees to accept any such changes subject to this paragraph.

14. Force Majeure and Cancellation.

The Purchase Order can be cancelled or rescinded only by a writing signed by both of the parties, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions. In the event of Unites States of foreign government intervention, trade restrictions, and/or quotas which may delay or prevent delivery of the Goods or any part thereof, Buyer, at Buyer’s option, may cancel purchase of Goods without liability.

In the event any of the Goods shall become subject to any governmental fees or duties not presently in effect, or to any increase in any existing fee or duty, including any antidumping duty or countervailing duty, Buyer, at Buyer’s option, may cancel the unshipped balance of the Goods without liability. In the event of force majeure, both Buyer and Seller will attempt to overcome it and keep each other informed of progress. If a force majeure event continues for one month, Buyer and Seller will attempt to continue with the agreement. Failing agreement, Buyer may terminate the agreement.

15. Seller Compliance.

The Seller agrees to comply with the following: A) Executive Order 11246 as amended and all regulations promulgated pursuant to that Executive Order including but not limited to the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (7) of the “Equal Opportunity Clause” and the “Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities”, each of which is incorporated herein by reference, B) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 including the applicable parts of the affirmative action clause entitled “Affirmative Action for Handicapped Workers” (41 CFR 60-741.4) incorporated by reference, C) The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (30 USC §2012) including the applicable parts of the affirmative action clause entitle “Affirmative Action for Disabled Veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era” (41 CFR 60-250.4) incorporated herein by reference, D) Executive Order 13496 “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal labor laws” (29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A) also incorporated herein by reference, E) Seller agrees to comply with all applicable commercial and public anti-bribery laws, including, without limitation, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials, and the UK Bribery Act and F) Seller hereby represents and warrants that neither Seller, nor any persons or entities holding any legal or beneficial interest whatsoever in Seller, are (i) the target of any sanctions program that is established by Executive order of the President or published by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”); (ii) designated by the President of OFAC pursuant to the Trading with the Enemy Act, 50 U.S.C. App. § 5, The International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-06, The Patriot Act, Public law 107-56, Executive Order 13224 (September 23, 2001) or any Executive Order of the President issued pursuant to such statutes; or (iii) named on the following list that is published by OFAC: “List of Specially Designated nationals and Blocked Persons.” If the foregoing representation is untrue at any time, an event of default will be deemed to have occurred without the necessity of notice to Seller.

16. Default.

Time is of the essence. The Goods are to be made available to Buyer for shipment within the shipping period stipulated in the Purchase Order or as otherwise specified and agreed to by Buyer in writing. In the event Seller fails to make shipment strictly in accordance with the delivery terms of the Purchase Order or Buyer’s change order, Buyer, at Buyer’s option, may cancel the unshipped balance of the Goods without liability, and pursue any and all remedies at law or in equity for breach of contract against Seller.

17. Dispute Resolution.

Except as specifically set forth in this Section 17, any claim of any kind that arises out of or relates to the Purchase Order, or to the interpretation or breach thereof, shall be brought solely in the state court sitting within the county in which Buyer’s office is located as shown on the face of the Purchase Order. However, at Buyer’s option, and in Buyer’s sole discretion, Buyer may require that any controversy or claim arising out of or related to any contracts between Buyer and Seller or breach thereof shall be settled by arbitration under the applicable Rules of the American Arbitration Association, or under the rules of any other organization providing arbitration services which may be agreed upon by the parties, with the place of arbitration being the city in which Buyer’s office shown on face of Purchase Order is located. Judgement may be entered upon the arbitration award. In connection with any arbitration proceeding, each party shall pay (a) one-half of the arbitrator’s fees and any administrative charges associated with the proceeding, and (b) all of its own attorney and other professional fees and costs.

18. Environmental.

Seller acknowledges that the Goods sold to Buyer may contain organic material or be classified as regulated articles that may pose an environmental hazard under various laws and regulations. Seller is in compliance with all Federal, State and Provincial requirements, including but not limited to laws related to food safety, and the manufacture, transportation, and storage of hazardous materials, and indemnifies Buyer for any non-compliance issues that may arise.

Seller shall ship only Goods free of mold and other contaminants.

19. Taxes.

Unless specified on the Purchase Oder, the prices are inclusive of, and Seller shall be solely responsible for and pay, all federal, state, and local taxes, including, but not limited to, value added tax, goods and services tax, sales use or excise tax. No sales or use tax shall be added when a valid tax exempt notation is indicated on the Purchase Order.

20. Waiver.

No waiver of any provision of the Agreement shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.

21. Severability.

If any portion of the Agreement of its application is construed to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, then the other portions of the Agreement or its application thereof shall not be affected thereby and shall be given full force and effect without regard to the invalid or unenforceable portions.


Gopher Mats, LLC d/b/a Viking Mat Company, Viking Dairy Company and Viking Specialty Supply

Order Confirmation – Terms and Conditions

1. Definitions.

These Terms and Conditions of Order Confirmation are referred to below as “these Terms and Conditions.” “Seller” means Gopher Mats, LLC d/b/a Viking Mat Company, Viking Dairy Company and Viking Specialty Supply, its subsidiaries or divisions. “Buyer” means the company (ies) referenced herein, its subsidiaries, and when it does business under any assumed business name ordering Goods from Buyer. These Terms and Conditions and the Order Confirmation into which they are incorporated are referred to collectively below as the “Order Confirmation.” The order evidenced by the Order Confirmation is the “Order.” The Goods to be purchased by the Buyer under the Order are referred to as the “Goods.”

2. Entire Contract.

Goods sold to the Buyer will be confirmed with an Order Confirmation from Seller. The Order Confirmation will confirm the verbally transacted contract between Buyer and Seller. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Order Confirmation and the acceptance of it shall be considered a contract in the state in which Seller’s office shown on the face of the Order Confirmation is located and the contract shall be governed by the laws of that state.

Unless a separate written agreement is signed by both parties, the entire contract between Buyer and Seller is contained in the Order Confirmation, except such other terms as may be specifically incorporated in the Order Confirmation by reference.

3. Acceptance of Buyer’s Order Conditioned on Buyer’s Assent to Terms Herein. Seller’s acceptance of Buyer’s order is expressly conditioned on Buyer’s acceptance of the terms and condition of sales set forth herein in their entirety without any additions, deletions, modifications or exceptions. Any terms or conditions submitted by Buyer (in any order or other communication) that are different from or in addition to the terms and conditions contained herein are hereby objected to and rejected by Seller; shall not be effective or binding on Seller: and shall not become a part of the contract of purchase and sale between Buyer and Seller. Seller’s silence or failure to respond to any terms or conditions submitted Buyer shall not be deemed to be an acceptance or approval thereof.

4. Limitation of Warranty.

THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION OF THE GOODS IN THE ORDER CONFIRMATION, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. However, Seller warrants that the Goods delivered shall conform to the grade and quantity specified in the Order Confirmation. If the sale is based upon a sample, the sample shown by Seller to Buyer was for demonstration purposes only, and Seller makes no warranty that the Goods delivered shall conform to the sample; conformity of the Goods to the sample is not a part of the basis of the bargain between Seller and Buyer. If the Order includes Goods which have been blended or fabricated in accordance with a formula or shop drawings approved or supplied by Buyer, those Goods are only warranted to be in substantial compliance with the specifications of any such formula or drawings.

5. Limitation of Liability.

SELLER’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPLACING DEFECTIVE AND/OR NONCONFORMING GOODS AT THE POINT OF DELIVERY AS SPECIFIED IN SELLER’S ORDER CONFIRMATION WITHIN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME FOLLOWING PROPER AND TIMELY REJECTION BY BUYER. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE TO BUYER FOR LIQUIDATED, DELAY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, ARISING FROM NONCONFORMITY OF GOODS OR DELAY IN SHIPMENT, OR ANY OTHER BREACH BY SELLER.

6. Indemnification.

Buyer assumes and agrees to indemnify and save Seller harmless from any and all liability whatsoever which may arise from the use by Buyer or others of the goods sold hereunder, whether used singly or in combination with other materials, whether such liability is based on contract, tort, strict liability or other theory except the extent such liability is caused solely by Seller’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.

7. Assumption of Liability. Buyer assumes all risks and liabilities resulting from the use of the shipped Goods. Seller neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume for Seller any liability in connection with the sale or use of the Goods.

8. Statute of Limitations. No litigation or arbitration by Buyer concerning the sale shall be commenced later than one year after date of shipment.

9. Inspection, rejection, and claims procedure.

Buyer shall inspect the Goods, at its sole cost and expense. In the event of any claims related to the Goods, including but not limited to claims for compliance with specifications, shortages, defects, nonconformity, errors and for in transit loss or damage, (hereinafter, “Claims”), Buyer shall give written notice of any Claims to Seller within five (5) days of shipment by Seller, except that notice of any claims based on moisture content must be given to Seller within 48 HOURS AFTER RECEIPT OF SHIPMENT BY BUYER. Written notice as required herein shall be sent to:

Gopher Mats, LLC

7615 Smetana Lane, Suite 140

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Attention: Ty Whitney

tyler.whitney@fctg.com

together with all documents supporting any Claims and a summary of all material facts upon which any Claims are made. FAILURE TO GIVE TIMELY RECEIVE NOTICE OF ANY CLAIMS IN WRITING SHALL CONSTITUTE IRREVOCABLE AND UNQUALIFIED ACCEPTANCE OF THE GOODS BY BUYER AND SHALL CONSTITUTE A WAIVER BY BUYER OF ALL CLAIMS WITH RESPECT THERETO. Provided that Buyer provides timely written notice of Claims, Seller may, in its sole discretion, either replace the portion of the Goods found by Seller to be nonconforming on the same terms applicable to the initial orders, ship additional Goods to remedy any shortage or in transit loss as determined by Seller, repair any defects in the Goods confirmed by Seller at Buyer’s expense, or refund to Buyer the portion of the purchase price or portion thereof actually received by Seller for the affected portion of the Goods.

10. Title; Risk of Loss.

Unless expressly agreed by Seller, title and risk of loss shall transfer to Buyer upon delivery of Goods to any carrier at Seller’s location or other shipping point (“Point of Delivery”) irrespective of whether Seller has sold the Goods “freight prepaid” and notwithstanding any right of Buyer to cancel or return Goods.

11. Force Majeure.

Seller is not responsible for loss or damages resulting from loss of merchandise at sea, or failure to make shipment within the specified time or to ship at all, when such failure is due to delays of carriers or delays caused by labor difficulties, shortages, strikes, stoppages, fires, accidents, failure or delay in obtaining materials or manufacturing facilities, acts of any government affecting Seller in any way, bad weather, causes beyond Seller’s control, acts of God, flood, lightning, war, military operation, terrorist attack or any other force majeure event or contingency that was not foreseen at the time when Buyer placed its order for Goods with Seller. In the event of force majeure, both Buyer and Seller will attempt to overcome it and keep each other informed of progress. If a force majeure event continues for 30 days, Buyer and Seller will attempt to negotiate reasonable accommodation for performance. Should the force majeure event continue for 30 days or more, Seller may terminate the Order. Seller shall not be liable for any damages or penalties whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, special, liquidated, delay, consequential, contingent, exemplary, punitive or otherwise, resulting from Seller’s failure to perform or delay in performing as a result of the foregoing.

12. Buyer Compliance.

The Buyer agrees to comply with the following: A) Executive Order 11246 as amended and all regulations promulgated pursuant to that Executive Order including but not limited to the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (7) of the “Equal Opportunity Clause” and the “Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities”, each of which is incorporated herein by reference, B) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 including the applicable parts of the affirmative action clause entitled “Affirmative Action for Handicapped Workers” (41 CFR 60-741.4) incorporated by reference, C) The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (30 USC §2012) including the applicable parts of the affirmative action clause entitle “Affirmative Action for Disabled Veterans and Veterans of the Vietnam Era” (41 CFR 60-250.4) incorporated herein by reference, D)Executive Order 13496 “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal labor laws” (29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A) also incorporated herein by reference, E) Buyer agrees to comply with all applicable commercial and public anti-bribery laws, including, without limitation, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials, and the UK Bribery Act and F) Buyer hereby represents and warrants that neither Buyer, nor any persons or entities holding any legal or beneficial interest whatsoever in Buyer, are (i) the target of any sanctions program that is established by Executive order of the President or published by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”); (ii) designated by the President of OFAC pursuant to the Trading with the Enemy Act, 50 U.S.C. App. § 5, The International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. §§ 1701-06, The Patriot Act, Public law 107-56, Executive Order 13224 (September 23, 2001) or any Executive Order of the President issued pursuant to such statutes; or (iii) named on the following list that is published by OFAC: “List of Specially Designated nationals and Blocked Persons.” If the foregoing representation is untrue at any time, an event of default will be deemed to have occurred without the necessity of notice to Buyer.

Buyer shall also satisfy all government requirements related to food safety, environmental health and safety, labeling, toxic substances, and any other food safety best practice, and the requirements California Proposition 65.

13. Default.

If Buyer breaches or is otherwise in default under the Order Confirmation or under any other contract between the parties hereto, Seller at its option may defer delivery of the Goods until the default is cured, or may treat the default as a repudiation by Buyer of the order in its entirety, resell the Goods and hold the Buyer liable for such damages as Seller may incur, including consequential and incidental damages. For purposes of the Order Confirmation, Buyer’s insolvency shall be a default under the Order Confirmation.

14. Security Interest.

Until the unpaid contract price and any other amounts payable by Buyer to Seller under the Order Confirmation are paid in full, Seller retains lien rights on the goods for the unpaid amounts. Buyer hereby conveys and grants to Seller a security interest in and assigns to the Seller a security interest in all goods purchased from seller, now existing or hereinafter acquired and not paid in buyers proceeds therefrom, including accounts receivable. These terms and conditions shall operate as a security agreement, and seller may file such UCC-1 Financing Statements as it deems necessary to reflect said security interest.

15. Cancellation.

Buyer warrants that Buyer is solvent and that Buyer is able to pay the purchase price for Goods purchased. Seller may cancel because of any arbitrary deductions made by Buyer or failure to comply with contract terms in respect to any shipment, including prior shipments, because of any transfer or changes in Buyer’s business, Buyer’s insolvency, suit by other creditors, failure of Buyer to meet any financial obligations to Seller, impairment of Buyer’s credit worthiness, or unfavorable credit reports made to Seller through usual channels of credit information, unless, Buyer shall pay cash in advance of receiving the shipment to be made. Seller shall retain the right to renegotiate price or cancel in the event of force majeure, mill insolvency, or other causes beyond Seller’s’ control.

16. DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

Except as set forth herein, any claim of any kind that arises out of or relates to the Order Confirmation, or to the interpretation or breach thereof, shall be brought solely in the state court sitting within the county in which Seller’s office is located as shown on the face of the Order Confirmation. Notwithstanding this provision, Seller may take whatever action is necessary, in any jurisdiction, to file and perfect a construction (mechanics) lien claim, a public works bond claim, or similar claim, and may bring an action to foreclose or enforce such lien claim, bond claim, or similar claim, in such jurisdiction. Additionally, Seller, in its sole discretion, may require and compel that any claim brought by, or dispute between, Buyer and/or Seller, including but not limited to any claim filed in court, and any construction lien foreclosure action, be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), under the then effective arbitration rules of AAA, which are incorporated herein by reference. Pursuant to the AAA Rules, the parties shall be entitled to assert all claims and defenses allowed by law, shall be entitled to discovery as allowed under the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure, and the arbitrator shall be impartial and be required to disclose any relationship to the parties. Such arbitration shall be conducted before a single, neutral arbitrator in Minneapolis, MN, and shall be subject to the Minnesota Uniform Arbitration Act, MINN. STAT. 572B.01, et seq. If it becomes necessary for Seller to pursue collection of any amounts due Seller related to the Order Confirmation, Seller shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney fees, collection costs and expenses, whether or not an action is commenced. No action taken by Seller with respect to any lien claim, bond claim, or similar claim, or security interest, or any other action or inaction of Seller, shall be deemed a waiver of any provision of these Terms and Conditions. Except with respect to a lien foreclosure action, bond claim, or similar claim, which shall be governed by the law of the state where the action is filed, all claims and disputes arising out of or related to the Order Confirmation shall be governed by and in accordance with the state law of the location of Buyer’s office is shown on the face of the Order Confirmation. Judgement may be entered upon the arbitration award. In connection with any arbitration proceeding, each party shall pay (a) one-half of the arbitrator’s fees and any administrative charges associated with the proceeding, and (b) all of its own attorney and other professional fees and costs.

17. Collection.

Buyer agrees that if Seller extends credit to Buyer and it becomes necessary for Seller to place unpaid amounts in the hands of an attorney, or collection agency, Buyer will pay any and all costs of collection, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees and any court costs necessary to collect the past due balance. In the event an invoice is over 30 (thirty) days past due, Buyer agrees to pay a service charge of 1-1/2% per month (18% per annum) calculated from the original invoice due date.

18. Environmental.

Buyer acknowledges that the Goods sold to Buyer may contain material that may pose an environmental hazard under various laws and regulations. Buyer agrees to familiarize itself (without reliance on Seller) with any hazard of such Goods and their applications and the containers in which the good are shipped. Buyer agrees to inform and train its employees and customers as to such hazards.

Seller make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, with regard to the existence or nonexistence of mold or other contaminates on the Goods and Buyer waives any and all claims against Seller in connection therewith.

19. Taxes.

Unless otherwise agreed by Seller in writing, all prices are exclusive of applicable federal, state, local and foreign sales, use, excise, value added and other taxes. Any and all current or future tax or other governmental charge applicable to the sale, delivery, shipment or storage of the Goods that Seller is required to pay or permitted to collect shall be for Buyer’s account and shall be added to the price, and shall not be subject to any reduction.

20. Waiver.

No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the parky making the waiver.

21. Severability.

If any portion of the Agreement or its application is construed to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, then the other portions of the Agreement or its application thereof shall not be affected thereby and shall be given full force and effect without regard to the invalid or unenforceable portions.