Terms of Sale
These terms apply to all consumer purchases of Vermont Evaporator Company, LLC (“VEC”) products, services, or support.
PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY! IT CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS. THESE TERMS REQUIRE THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, DO NOT ORDER/KEEP YOUR PRODUCT.
These Terms of Sale (“Agreement”) apply to your purchase of products, and/or services and support (together, “Product”) sold in the United States by VEC. You agree to these terms by placing your order. If you have already placed your order and no longer want to be bound to this Agreement then you must either promptly cancel your order by contacting VEC at firstname.lastname@example.org or return your purchase in accordance with VEC’s return policy. Please act promptly and note that these options may carry restocking or other fees.
This is a binding agreement. As an Agreement between VEC and yourself, it may NOT be altered, supplemented or amended by any other document unless the new document is signed by both you and VEC. In addition to this document, the terms contained within the other VEC documents referenced in this Agreement.
Orders, Pricing and Payments. VEC strives to communicate accurate pricing and product information but will not be held responsible for any pricing, typographical, or other errors in such communications. Your order is subject to cancellation by VEC, in VEC’s sole discretion. Unless otherwise agreed to by VEC, payment must be received by VEC prior to our acceptance of an order. VEC may process payment for and ship parts of an order separately. Except as specifically set forth in any product description, payments are non-refundable.
Shipping. Product title passes to you when the Product is shipped. You have 21 days to notify VEC of any missing, wrong, or damaged portion of your purchase or VEC cannot be held responsible for these issues. Unless you provide VEC with a valid and correct tax exemption certificate applicable to your purchase of Product and the Product ship-to location, you are responsible for sales and other taxes associated with the order.
Warranties. THE LIMITED WARRANTIES APPLICABLE TO VEC-BRANDED HARDWARE PRODUCT CAN BE FOUND IN THE DOCUMENTATION VEC PROVIDES WITH VEC-BRANDED PRODUCT. VEC MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES FOR VEC-BRANDED PRODUCT, AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER FOR SERVICE, MAINTENANCE OR SUPPORT OR FOR NON-VEC BRANDED PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, SERVICES, OR SUPPORT. SUCH PRODUCT, SOFTWARE, SERVICE, MAINTENANCE OR SUPPORT IS PROVIDED BY VEC “AS IS” AND ANY THIRD-PARTY WARRANTIES, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, SERVICES, MAINTENANCE OR SUPPORT ARE PROVIDED BY THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER OR SUPPLIER, NOT BY VEC. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Service. In addition to these Terms of Sale, VEC and/or your third-party service provider may provide service and support to you in accordance with an applicable service agreement located or as otherwise delivered to you. If you have purchased a service offering, please review the applicable service agreement carefully as it contains important rights and limitations.
Receiving Warranty or Service Support. Parts used in repairing or servicing Product(s) may be new, equivalent-to-new, or reconditioned.
Telephone Communications. Telephone communications with us, including calls with any of our agents or independent contractors, are routinely monitored and/or recorded. You expressly consent, on behalf of yourself and other users of your phone number, to being monitored or recorded. By providing us with a phone number (including mobile) as your contact number, you expressly authorize us to contact you regarding your account for non-telemarketing communications, via text message or telephone, including the use of prerecorded or auto-dialed calls, using that number.
Limitation of Liability. VEC DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LIABILITY FOR PRODUCT NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES AND SUPPORT. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, VEC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY. YOU AGREE THAT FOR ANY LIABILITY RELATED TO THE PURCHASE OF PRODUCT, VEC IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AMOUNT OF DAMAGES ABOVE THE AMOUNT INVOICED FOR THE APPLICABLE PRODUCT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ENFORCE ALL OF THESE LIMITATIONS, AND ONLY THE LIMITATIONS THAT ARE LAWFULLY APPLIED TO YOU IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY.
Purchases may not be resold or exported. Your purchase is for your own use, not for resale or export. Your purchase may not be sold, leased, or transferred to restricted countries, restricted end users, or for restricted end uses according to U.S. export and sanctions laws.
Governing Law. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT, ANY SALES THERE-UNDER, OR ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) BETWEEN YOU AND VEC arising from or relating to this Agreement, its interpretation or the breach, termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this agreement, VEC’s advertising, or any related purchase SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF VERMONT, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAW.
Dispute Resolution and Binding Arbitration. YOU AND VEC ARE AGREEING TO GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY, OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT MAY ALSO BE UNAVAILABLE OR MAY BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.
ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER PRE-EXISTING, PRESENT OR FUTURE, AND INCLUDING STATUTORY, CONSUMER PROTECTION, COMMON LAW, INTENTIONAL TORT, INJUNCTIVE AND EQUITABLE CLAIMS) BETWEEN CUSTOMER AND VEC, its agents, employees, successors, assigns, direct and indirect subsidiaries, and any third party providing any products or services to you in connection with your purchase (collectively “VEC”) arising from or relating in any way to your purchase of Product, this Agreement, its interpretation or the breach, termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from this Agreement (including relationships with third parties who are not signatories to this Agreement), VEC’s advertising or any related purchase SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION. The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to arbitrability and/or enforceability of this arbitration provision including any unconscionability challenge or any other challenge that the arbitration provision or the Agreement is void, voidable or otherwise invalid. The arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or JAMS (or a substitute forum if both are unavailable). Arbitration proceedings shall be governed by this provision and the applicable procedures of the selected arbitration administrator, including any applicable procedures for consumer-related disputes, in effect at the time the claim is filed. Consumer claimants (individuals whose transaction is intended for personal, family or household use) may elect to pursue their claims in small-claims court rather than arbitration. The arbitration or small-claims court proceeding will be limited solely to the customer’s individual dispute or controversy.
You agree to an arbitration on an individual basis. In any dispute, NEITHER CUSTOMER NOR VEC SHALL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS BY OR AGAINST OTHER CUSTOMERS, OR ARBITRATE OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLAIM AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE, CLASS MEMBER OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY. If any provision of this arbitration agreement is found unenforceable, the unenforceable provision shall be severed and the remaining arbitration terms shall be enforced (but in no case shall there be a class arbitration.
The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in court under law or in equity. This transaction shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act 9 U.S.C. sec. 1-16 (FAA). Any award of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on each of the parties, and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. If you prevail on any claim that affords the prevailing party attorneys’ fees, the arbitrator may award reasonable fees to you under the standards for fee shifting provided by law. Information on AAA or JAMS and their applicable rules are available at the following numbers and URLs: American Arbitration Association,(800) 778-7879, www.adr.org; JAMS,(800) 352-5267, www.jamsadr.com.
Returns. Unused merchandise can be returned within 30 days of receipt for store credit in the entire amount of the purchase or for a refund less the cost of return shipping.