ASTEO ARGE SAN. TIC. LTD. STI.
Welcome to ASTEORD, which is owned and operated by ASTEO ARGE SAN. TIC. LTD. STI., a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at Mahfesigmaz Mah. 79030 Sk. 8/4 01170 Adana, Turkey (“ASTEORD” or “we”). This Customer Manufacturing Terms of Services (“Terms”), dated as of last signature date below is made and entered into between ASTEORD and you (“you” or “your” or “Customer”) and governs your access to and use of the ASTEORD website, asteord.com (the “Site”) and the products and services that are offered by ASTEORD through the Site, including accessing and ordering of ASTEORD’s manufacturing services (“Services”).
THESE TERMS CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY ENFORCEABLE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN YOU AND ASTEORD. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE “SITE”, CLICKING ON THE “AGREE AND CONTINUE” BUTTON, UPLOADING ANY INFORMATION, BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, OR BY COMPLETING ASTEORD’S CUSTOMER APPLICATION (“APPLICATION”), YOU REPRESENT THAT (1) YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS, (2) YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH ASTEORD, AND (3) YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT PERSONALLY OR ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY YOU HAVE NAMED AS THE USER, AND TO BIND YOUR COMPANY TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OR A MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT EXECUTED BY YOU AND ASTEORD, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SITE OR OBTAIN SERVICES FROM ASTEORD.
1. Changes and Updates to the Terms
ASTEORD may modify these Terms at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified version on the Site for orders placed after such modifications have been posted. ASTEORD will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. If ASTEORD makes any material changes, and you have registered with ASTEORD to create an Account (as defined in Section 2), ASTEORD may also send you an email to the last email address you provided to ASTEORD. Any changes to these Terms will be effective immediately for new users of the Site or Services and will be effective thirty (30) days after posting or providing notice of such changes on the Site for existing users (whichever is earlier). ASTEORD may require you to provide consent to the updated Terms in a specified manner before further use of the Site or Services is permitted. If you do not agree to any changes after receiving a notice of such changes, you shall stop using the Site and Services. Otherwise, your continued use of the Site or Services shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Terms.
2. Register for an Account
You are required to register for an account (“Account”) to use our Services on the Site. By creating an Account, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about you as prompted in the Site account details section (“Account Information”) and (b) maintain and promptly update your Account Information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You may not share your Account or password with anyone, and you agree to (a) notify ASTEORD immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security and (b) exit from your Account at the end of each session. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or ASTEORD has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, ASTEORD has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site and Services.
3. Request for Quote
Once you have registered, before we can accept an Order (as defined in Section 5) for us to manufacture a product based on your Specifications (as defined below) (collectively, the “Product”), you must submit a request for a quote through the Site (“Request for Quote”). Your Request for Quote must include: (a) a description of your product and detailed product specifications, and uploaded drawings or models related to your product (“Specifications”), (b) the desired quantity of Products to be produced, (c) the preferred delivery date and (d) any other special instructions that may affect price, lead times, regulatory matters and delivery. Any Product that requires special tooling or equipment to manufacture the Product is not permitted under these Terms. You may, however, submit such request under our Manufacturing Services and Supply Agreement, which may be provided upon your request.
If ASTEORD accepts your Request for Quote, we will provide a Quote which will be accessible through your Account on the Site. Each quote includes an estimate of (a) the Fees (as defined in Section 9) to manufacture your Product, the quantity of Products to be produced, the delivery date (“Delivery Date”), the shipping terms, and taxes (“Quote”). ASTEORD will respond to your Request for Quote by posting in your Account or emailing you (a) a Quote, (b) a notice to revise your Request for Quote (i.e., to make an adjustment to your Specifications), or (c) a notice that states that ASTEORD is unable to manufacture your Product. Unless otherwise explicitly stated on the quote, the quote expires 30 days after the date of issuance.
5. Work Order
ASTEORD will not manufacture your Product until you have paid the Fees for us to manufacture the Product. Your acceptance of the Quote automatically creates an order as soon as you have paid the Fees pursuant to the payment terms in Section 9 (“Order”). You are solely responsible for ensuring that your Specifications included with your Request for Quote are accurate and complete before you accept the Quote. Upon acceptance of the Quote, ASTEORD will, subject to the terms herein, manufacture, or have manufactured, Products in accordance with the Specifications. You are solely responsible for ensuring that the Specifications in the Quote and other information you submit in your Order is accurate and complete before paying for it. YOU MAY NOT AMEND OR MODIFY THE SPECIFICATIONS AFTER YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR ORDER OR ACCEPTED THE QUOTE.
6. Cancellation of Order
SINCE EACH ORDER IS CUSTOM MANUFACTURED, YOU MAY NOT CANCEL AN ORDER ONCE IT HAS BEEN PLACED. ASTEORD does not issue any refunds after you have accepted the Quote. If you have not paid the Fees, you are still obligated to pay such Fees in accordance with the payment terms set forth in Section 9. ASTEORD reserves the right to cancel your Order after it has been issued. Cancellation may be due to (a) a defective file which contains the Specifications, (b) the Product is not manufacturable, as determined by ASTEORD, (c) that there are no Manufacturing Partners available to fulfill your Order, or (iv) other reasonable reasons, as determined by ASTEORD. In the event ASTEORD cancels your Order, ASTEORD will notify you through your Account, and you will be refunded for such cancellation.
7. Changes to the Order
We reserve the right to alter, modify or change the Specifications in the event we determine that the manufacture of the Product is impossible, economically impracticable, or otherwise is likely to have an adverse impact on the resulting Product. If ASTEORD makes a request to change the Order or Specifications (“Change Order”), you must use best efforts to accommodate our request. You agree to respond to the Change Order request within one (1) business day of the date of the Change Order request. Otherwise, we will cancel the Order.
ASTEORD will use commercially reasonable efforts to deliver the Product on or before the Delivery Date specified in the Order. Methods of delivery may be by: (a) courier, (b) one-day shipping or (c) customer pickup at ASTEORD’s office at Mahfesigmaz Mah. 79030 Sk. 8/4 01170 Adana, Turkey. All Products will be delivered or mailed Ex Works (Incoterms 2010) to the delivery destination identified in the Order. ASTEORD shall not be liable for any costs, expenses or damages incurred as a result of any Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 19), including any delay caused by the shipper or any other cause beyond ASTEORD’s reasonable control. Additional fees may apply for any alternate shipping methods and/or shipping insurance. ASTEORD will give you notice if the Product cannot be shipped by the Delivery Date. Such notice shall specify a new Delivery Date.
9. Fees, Payment Terms and Taxes
You agree to pay ASTEORD the fees and charges set forth in the Quote together with applicable shipping and handling fees (together, the “Fees”). Payment for Orders under these Terms must be made by credit card or debit card before ASTEORD issues an Order. You hereby (a) authorize ASTEORD (or its authorized payment processor) to charge the credit/debit card number you provide via the Site, and (b) represent and warrant that you are authorized to use and have Fees charged to the credit/debit card number you provide on the Site. It is your responsibility to keep your payment information up to date. Any additional fees related to the Order, Change Order, shipping and handling fees or any other additional fees incurred after the Order date will be collectively referred to herein as “Fees” and payment terms shall be the same, as set forth above in this Section 9. Customer will pay all invoices in U.S. Dollars or Turkish Liras.
If your payment is not timely received by ASTEORD, we may (a) stop production and all Services under these Terms until payment, or assurances of payment satisfactory to ASTEORD, are received, (b) delay shipments, and (c) to the extent that ASTEORD’s personnel cannot be reassigned to other billable work during such stoppage, or restart costs are incurred, charge you for additional fees before the Services can resume (provided we will use reasonable efforts to notify you of such charges in advance). Interest on any late payments shall accrue at the rate of one percent (1%) per month or partial month during which any sums under any such payment invoices were owed and unpaid, or the highest rate permitted by law, whichever is lower, from the date such amount is due until finally paid.
In the event of a significant change in material costs (i.e., 3% or more) to manufacture the Product after a Quote has been issued, you and ASTEORD will negotiate in good faith the price increase. If we are not able to agree to a price increase, we will provide you with no less than thirty (30) days’ prior written notice that we will be increasing the price to manufacture your Product.
All costs, taxes, duties, tariffs and charges related to fulfilling any Order, shall be paid by you, unless otherwise agreed to by ASTEORD in writing, including value added taxes, duties, tariffs or other governmental or regulatory charges in any country resulting from the performance of the Services, except for taxes related to ASTEORD’s income for which ASTEORD is directly responsible.
10. Subcontracting and Manufacturing Partners
When you upload your Specifications for a Quote, ASTEORD will either manufacture, or subcontract with one or more of its manufacturing partners to have the Products manufactured. You expressly consent to ASTEORD’s use of any manufacturing partners or subcontractors (“Manufacturing Partner(s)”) that ASTEORD deems necessary and appropriate in connection with the performance of ASTEORD’s obligations hereunder. As such, you acknowledge and agree that ASTEORD may share your Specifications and all information provided by you with our Manufacturing Partners in order to process your Order, manufacture your Products or perform the Services.
Upon receipt of the delivery of your Product, it is your responsibility to inspect the Product carefully. If you believe the Product does not materially comply with your Specifications (“Defective”), please let us know as soon as possible and obtain a return merchandise authorization (“RMA”) from us. You must return such Product to us within seventy-two (72) hours of the Delivery Date of such Product together with an applicable RMA, we will inspect such Product. If we reasonably believe such Product is Defective, we will either (a) repair or remanufacture the Product and deliver the repaired or remanufactured Product to you at no additional charge, or (b) refund you all payments received for Defective Product. If, however, we reasonably determine that the Product is not Defective, you must reimburse us for any and all costs, fees, and expenses required to inspect such Product.
If a Product is designated as a “High Risk Product” in the Order, ASTEORD cannot guarantee that ASTEORD will be able to manufacture the Product to the Specifications. The limited warranty set forth in Section 13 will not apply to High Risk Products. High Risk Products” include but are not limited to Products designed for use or integration into medical devices, weaponry (including firearms), automobiles, aircraft, aeronautics or for such Products that require any special federal, state, local or country specific licenses to manufacture or sell. You are required to accept and pay for High Risk Products even if such Products do not materially conform with the Specifications. Without the express written approval of the CEO of ASTEORD, Products are not authorized for use as critical components in life support devices or systems. As used herein: (a) life support devices or systems are devices or systems which, (i) are intended for surgical implant into the body, or (ii) support or sustain life and whose failure to perform can be reasonably expected to result in a significant injury to the user; and, (b) a critical component is any component of a life support device or system whose failure to perform can be reasonably expected to cause the failure of the life support device or system, or to affect its safety or effectiveness.
If you request changes to or remanufacture of a Product that is not Defective or beyond the warranty period, you will reimburse us for any and all costs, fees, and expenses to change or remanufacture the Product, including the any expenses to ship the Product to and from the Manufacturing Partner.
12. Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights and Limited Purpose License
As between you and ASTEORD, you own all right, title, and interest in and to your Specifications, including the copyrights, moral rights, trademark rights, patent rights, trade secret rights, and any other form of intellectual property rights recognized in any jurisdiction, including applications, continuations and registrations for any of the foregoing (“Intellectual Property Rights”) relating to your Specifications.
Subject to the terms herein, ASTEORD grants to you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive license to use the Site for your personal or internal business purposes. ASTEORD and its licensors retain all ownership and intellectual property rights to the Site and all content therein. Moreover, ASTEORD shall retain any and all ownership and intellectual property rights, if any, relating to the manufacturing processes, techniques and best known-methods developed, discovered or reduced to practice by ASTEORD, solely or jointly with any third party, without any of your Specifications.
Subject to the Terms, you hereby grant to ASTEORD a non-exclusive (with a right to sublicense), royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide right and license to (a) use your Specifications, including Intellectual Property Rights, to manufacture your Product and to transfer your Specifications and Intellectual Property Rights to a manufacturer within the ASTEORD network solely to enable such Manufacturing Partner to make the Product and (b) grant one or more Manufacturing Partner within the ASTEORD network the right and license to use and modify your Specifications and Intellectual Property Rights to perform the obligations set forth in the Order.
ASTEORD provides the Services described herein to multiple customers. You acknowledge that existing, planned or future products that are developed or manufactured by ASTEORD may be competitive with your Products. You agree that nothing (including, but not limited to, accepting these Terms or obtaining your Specifications) will preclude ASTEORD (by implication or otherwise) from developing or manufacturing, or from licensing, marketing, promoting, or distributing, any other products (“ASTEORD Products and Services”), whether or not such ASTEORD Products and Services are substantially similar to or competitive with your Products and the Services we manufacture for you.
13. Representations and Limited Warranties
During the warranty period, we warrant that your Product will comply in all material respect with your Specifications. Unless otherwise set forth in Quote, the applicable warranty period shall be seventy-two (72) hours from the Products are delivered to you. If, upon ASTEORD’s inspection of such Product, ASTEORD determines (in its sole reasonable judgment) that such item does not comply, with the express limited warranty set forth herein, ASTEORD will (at its sole option) either (i) repair, replace or remanufacture the non-conforming Product and deliver the repaired, replaced or remanufactured item to you free of charge, or (ii) refund to you all Fees or payments paid to ASTEORD for the non-conforming Product. If, upon ASTEORD’s inspection, ASTEORD determines that the Product complies with the limited express warranty set forth herein, you will reimburse ASTEORD for all reasonable and documented costs and expenses required to inspect the conforming Product.
Notwithstanding anything else in these Terms, (a) this express limited warranty does not apply to any defects non-conformance or defects occurring as a result of (i) any specifications, designs, intellectual property, instructions or directions provided by you or your agents to ASTEORD; (ii) the Specifications of the Products, in general; (iii) Products that have been abused, damaged, altered or misused by any person or entity after risk of loss passes to you; (iv) the Product being a first article, prototype, pre-production unit, test unit or other similar product; or (v) tooling produced or supplied by you, if any, and (b) ASTEORD makes no representations or warranties whatsoever of the foregoing defects. You are liable for all costs or expenses incurred by ASTEORD related to the foregoing exclusions to ASTEORD’s express limited warranty. No returns will be accepted by ASTEORD unless you have notified ASTEORD within the warranty period. If you fail to contact ASTEORD within the warranty period, ASTEORD shall have no further obligations with respect to such Products and ALL SALES WILL BE DEEMED FINAL AND SUCH PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE RETURNED TO ASTEORD.
In addition, ASTEORD does not represent or warrant that our Services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. While ASTEORD attempts to make your use of our Services and any content therein safe, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that our Services or servers are free of viruses or other harmful components.
You assume the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Services. ASTEORD assumes no responsibility for the Specifications and materials selected by you for the Products. You are solely responsible for the Specifications and performance of the Products and all liability arising therefrom.
Disclaimer. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN, THE SITE, THE ASTEORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, THE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY ASTEORD PURSUANT TO AN ORDER, QUOTE OR SOW AND ALL SERVICES, AND ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT THEREIN, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THIS SECTION 13 SETS OUT YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES AND ASTEORD’S SOLE OBLIGATION FOR CLAIMS BASED ON DEFECTS IN OR FAILURE OF ANY PRODUCT OR ANY SERVICES PROVIDED BY ASTEORD OR THE SUBJECT MATTER OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE AND ARE IN LIEU OF AND REPLACE ALL OTHER REMEDIES, RIGHTS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, A COURSE OF DEALING, OR TRADE USAGE. PROVIDED ALWAYS THAT ASTEORD DOES NOT EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ITS LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING TO THE EXTENT A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION FINDS WAS DIRECTLY CAUSED BY ASTEORD’S GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR INTENTIONAL LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BY LAW BE LIMITED OR EXCLUDED.
You represent and warrant the following (i) you have full power to enter into this Agreement and to carry out its obligations under these Terms, (ii) you own all right, title, and interest in and to Specifications, content, information and all Intellectual Property Rights that you upload unto the Site (or otherwise make available to ASTEORD), (iii) the Specifications and all intellectual property provided by you does not infringe upon any rights of any third parties, (iv) you have conducted, and will conduct, all patent, trademark and copyright searches necessary to identify and evaluate any potential infringement claims with respect to the Products and Services performed under this Agreement; and ASTEORD’s or its Manufacturing Partner’s use and making of the Product does not violate or misappropriate any third-party’s intellectual property rights. You are responsible for notifying ASTEORD in writing of the specific materials declaration requirements that you determine to be applicable to the Products and shall be solely liable for the adequacy and sufficiency of such determination and information. ASTEORD assumes no responsibility for the design and materials selected by you for the Products that are the subject of this Agreement or any Order or SOW. You retain sole legal responsibility for the Specifications and performance of the Products and all liability arising therefrom.
You represent and warrant that you shall comply, at your own sole cost and expense, with all applicable statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, codes and standards (collectively, “Laws”) governing the manufacture, assembly, transportation, import, export, or sale of Products and provision of the Services. Without limiting the foregoing Laws, this includes but is not limited to all applicable commerce, transportation, environmental, occupational safety, securities, export, employment and labor Laws, and the Export Compliance obligations as set forth in Section 17 below.
14. Limitations of Liability
ASTEORD cannot (a) assess the viability of your Specifications (or the Intellectual Property Rights with respect to Specifications) or (b) bear any liability with respect to the Specifications and Products created by you or any Manufacturing Partner. Therefore, you acknowledge and agree that your use of our Site and Services is at your sole risk.
This Section sets out our sole obligation and your exclusive remedy for claims arising from use of the Site, or based on defects in or failure of any Product or any Services provided by ASTEORD or the subject matter of any Product or Service.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ASTEORD WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES THAT MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, THE SERVICES, YOUR SPECIFICATIONS, ANY PRODUCTS CREATED FROM YOUR SPECIFICATIONS, ANY THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, ANY ASTEORD MATERIALS AND/OR THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT ASTEORD OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ASTEORD’S TOTAL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, THE SERVICES, YOUR SPECIFICATIONS, ANY PRODUCTS CREATED FROM YOUR SPECIFICATIONS, ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS, ANY ASTEORD MATERIALS, AND/OR THESE TERMS WILL NOT EXCEED THE PRICE THAT YOU ACTUALLY PAID TO HAVE THE PRODUCT(S) PRODUCED FROM THE SPECIFICATIONS YOU SUBMITTED VIA THE SITE UNDER YOUR NAME, YOUR COMPANY’S NAME, AND/OR THE ASTEORD ACCOUNT ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH SPECIFICATIONS.
YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL ASTEORD BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM ANY PRODUCT, INCLUDING ANY PRODUCT DEFECT RESULTING FROM THE MANUFACTURE OF A PRODUCT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you hereby release ASTEORD and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, and consultants and their successors from and against any and all claims, demands, losses, damages (actual and consequential), rights, liabilities and actions of any kind, including but not limited to any and all causes of action related to or arising from the obligations set forth in Sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of these Terms, that relate to or arises from the Services or your Products.
You agree, at your sole expense, to defend, indemnify and hold ASTEORD (and its directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, successors, assigns and Manufacturing Partners) from and against any and all liabilities, damages, settlements, claims, actions, suits, awards, costs and/or expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other reasonable expenses of litigation) threatened, suffered or incurred by ASTEORD Indemnities, arising directly or indirectly from: (i) any breach by Customer of any undertaking, warranty, representation or agreement contained herein, (ii) any Products or any Specifications (whether arising out of product liability, strict liability, negligence or otherwise), including claims related to any injury, death or damage to any person or property caused by the Product; (iii) failure of the Products, by reason of their design, to comply with any Laws; or (iv) an allegation that any Specification or the Products or manufacture, import, service, support, distribution, use or sale thereof infringes upon, misappropriates or violates any patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, service mark, right of publicity or other right of any third party. ASTEORD may in its sole discretion employ separate independent counsel, at its own expense, to assist in the defense of any claim, suit or proceeding.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND LIABILITIES INCURRED BY EITHER PARTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE LAWS, INCLUDING EXPORT LAWS OR FAILURE TO ACCURATELY IDENTIFY APPLICABLE EXPORT LAWS OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUESTED EXPORT INFORMATION, WHETHER SUCH INFORMATION WAS REQUESTED BY ASTEORD OR TURKEY CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION (CBP).
16. Site Restrictions
You agree that you will not violate any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right or other third party right or commit a tort, and you are solely responsible for your conduct while using our Site and Services.
You will not or permit any third party to: (a) engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct; (b) use or attempt to use any manual or automated software devices or other processes (including but not limited to spiders, robots, scrapers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools or the like) to “scrape” or download data from any web pages contained in the Site or use another user’s account without authorization from that user and ASTEORD; (c) impersonate or post on behalf of any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the Site, the pricing and matching algorithms of ASTEORD, or ASTEORD’s geometry parsing engine; (e) access the Site in order to build a similar or competitive website, application or service; (f) copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform or publicly display all or portions of our Services, except as expressly permitted by us or our licensors; (g) modify our Site or Services, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon our Site or Services; (h) use our Services other than for their intended purpose and in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying our Services or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of our Services in any manner; (i) reverse engineer any aspect of our Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any part of our Services; (j) use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods designed to scrape or extract data from our Services; (k) develop or use any applications that interact with our Services without our prior written consent; (l) send, distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk commercial electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes; (m) bypass or ignore instructions contained in our robots.txt file; or (n) use our Services for any illegal, illicit or unauthorized purpose, including to manufacture any products, components, goods or tools designed or intended for use in firearms, weapons or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms.
You may share Specifications and other content with us only if such content is nonconfidential and that you have all necessary rights to disclose. You may not create, post, store or share any Specifications or other content that: (a) is unlawful, or would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law; (b) may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party; (c) impersonates, or misrepresents your affiliation with, any person or entity; (d) contains any viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or content; or (e) in our sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Services, or may expose ASTEORD or others to any harm or liability of any type.
Enforcement of these Site Restrictions is solely at our discretion, and failure to enforce this Section 15 in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce it in other instances. In addition, the terms of this Section 16 do not create any private right of action on the part of any third-party or any reasonable expectation that the Services will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules.
17. Export Compliance
You are hereby on notice that data provided by ASTEORD or ASTEORD’s customers may be subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) or the Turkey Export Administration Regulations(“TEAR”). You agree that neither you nor any of your personnel will export or re-export any ITAR- or TEAR-controlled data or items without obtaining any required Turkey Government authorization. You further agree that ASTEORD and ASTEORD’s data shall only be accessible by Turkey citizens and permanent residents and that you shall not release, export, or reexport such data to anyone other than Turkey citizens or permanent residents unless specifically authorized by the ASTEORD in writing. You shall maintain appropriate procedures to: (a) detect (i) the unauthorized access to or release of data to non-Turkey citizens or permanent residents, and (ii) the export or transfer of data from, or storage of data outside of the Turkey and (b) obtain and maintain any registration, license, agreement, or other authorization required under the ITAR or TEAR. You shall secure binding obligations from any independent contractors or other parties who have access to ASTEORD or ASTEORD’s customers’ data or otherwise are performing Services or activities in connection with these Terms.
18. Production Restrictions
You agree that you will not violate any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right or other third party right or commit a tort, and you are solely responsible for your conduct while using our Site and Services.
ASTEORD, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse to manufacture any products which are illegal to produce. This includes, without limitation: (a) Counterfeit parts or parts that violate another company’s IP; (b) Products for illegal weapons and (c) Products that would otherwise violate any Republic of Turkey laws.
ASTEORD, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse to manufacture any products that are intended to be used for the development of a device that could be used to cause harm or property damage. This includes, without limitation: (a) Any parts that could be a prototype of a firearm, bladed or bludgeoning weapon, explosive, or other implement of harm (ex. 3D printed prototypes, non-functional machined prototypes, etc.); (b) Any parts that could be used in the production of a firearm, bladed or bludgeoning weapon, explosive, or other implement of harm (ex. fixtures, rough machined blanks, etc.); and (c) Products for prototype or production of military weapons.
Notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, ASTEORD, at its sole discretion, will manufacture parts that can be used in the production of non-weapon military systems. This includes, without limitation, parts for military vehicles (guidance systems, sensors, etc.).
Notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, ASTEORD, at its sole discretion, will manufacture parts that are non-functional look-alikes to weapon parts, provided the customer can reasonably prove by documentary evidence that they will not be used in the production of an actual weapon (ex. props, toys, etc.).
Enforcement of these Production Restrictions is solely at our discretion, and failure to enforce this Section 18 in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce it in other instances. In addition, the terms of this Section 18 do not create any private right of action on the part of any third-party or any reasonable expectation that the Services will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules.
19. ASTEORD Trademarks
ASTEORD’s name, ASTEORD™, ASTEORD logos and any other ASTEORD product or service name or slogan included in the Services (collectively, “ASTEORD Marks”) are trademarks of ASTEORD and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of ASTEORD. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “ASTEORD” or any other ASTEORD Mark without our prior written permission.
All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any other products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply ASTEORD’s endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation.
Subject to the grants expressly set forth in these Terms, ASTEORD and its licensors own all right, title, and interest in and to the Site, the ASTEORD Marks, the look and feel of the Site (including, but not limited to, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts) and all content and other materials contained on the Site (including, but not limited to, all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information and data) (collectively, the “ASTEORD Materials”) together with any and all intellectual property rights embodied therein or related thereto. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are granted a personal, limited, non-sublicensable, nontransferable, non-exclusive, revocable license to access and use the ASTEORD Materials in accordance with these Terms for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the Site and the Services.
20. Hyperlinks and Third-Party Materials
You may create a hyperlink to the Services for noncommercial purposes, but you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any ASTEORD Materials (including any ASTEORD Marks) without ASTEORD’s prior written consent.
ASTEORD may make third-party content or services available on or through the Services (collectively, the “Third-Party Materials”) solely as a convenience to its users (e.g., links to third-party websites, advertisements and promotions from third parties, and the ability to use social media tools provided by third parties). YOUR USE OF ANY THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND PRIVACY POLICIES APPLICABLE TO SUCH THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS. ASTEORD does not control, endorse, or adopt any Third-Party Materials and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third-Party Materials, including without limitation regarding the accuracy or completeness of such Third-Party Materials. Your business dealings or correspondence with such third-party, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations applicable to the Third-Party Materials, are solely between you and such third-party. When you leave our Site, these Terms and all other ASTEORD policies no longer govern your use of such websites and services or any content contained thereon.
21. Miscellaneous Terms
a. Entire Agreement. These Terms (together with any terms and conditions incorporated by reference) set forth the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements, proposals, negotiations, conversations, discussions and understandings, written or oral, with respect to such subject matter and all past dealing or industry custom.
b. Waiver. The waiver by either Party of a breach of any provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any succeeding breach of the same or any other provision. The failure by either Party to require performance by the other Party of any provision of the Terms shall not affect the right of the other Party to require such performance in the future.
c. Publicity. You consent to ASTEORD’s use of your name and logo (and, if applicable, your company’s name and logo) on the Site and our publicly-available printed materials, identifying you (and, if applicable, your company) as a user of the Services. Accordingly, you hereby grant to ASTEORD a non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your name, logo, trademarks and service marks in all media formats and channels now known or later developed without compensation to you to the extent necessary or convenient for us to exercise the rights granted herein.
d. Severability. If any provision of the Terms is invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law or public policy, all other provisions of the Terms will nonetheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic and legal substance of the transactions contemplated by the Terms is not affected in any manner adverse to any Party. Upon such determination that any provision is invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced, the Parties will negotiate in good faith to modify the Terms so as to effect the original intent of the Parties as closely as possible, in an acceptable manner to the end that the transactions contemplated hereby are fulfilled.
e. Electronic Communications. ASTEORD may choose to electronically deliver all communications with you, which may include email to the email address you provide to us. ASTEORD’s electronic communications to you may transmit or convey information about action taken on your Request for Quote, portions of your Request for Quote that may be incomplete or require additional explanation, any notices required under applicable law and any other notices. You agree to do business electronically with ASTEORD, and to receive electronically all current and future notices, disclosures, communications and information, and that the foregoing electronic communications satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. An electronic notice will be deemed to have been received on the day of receipt as evidenced by such email.
f. No solicitation. From the date of the earliest Request for Quote made by you until the latest actual Delivery Date for your Products, and for 12 months thereafter, you will not directly or indirectly, without the prior written consent of ASTEORD, solicit, recruit or hire ASTEORD’s employees, Manufacturing Partners, suppliers, partners or other third parties that ASTEORD uses to provide the Services, or in any manner attempt to persuade, encourage or induce any such persons to discontinue their relationship with ASTEORD.
g. Assignment. You do not have the right to assign or otherwise to transfer such rights or obligations under these Terms without ASTEORD’s the prior written consent of ASTEORD. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may assign some or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms to an affiliated ASTEORD entity or an entity resulting from merger, reorganization or in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of ASTEORD. These Terms shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties hereto and their respective successors, assigns and legal representatives.
h. Relationship of the Parties. The relationship of the Parties under these Terms will be and at all times remain one of independent contractors, and neither Party will at any time nor in any way represent itself as being a dealer, agent or other representative of the other Party or as having authority to assume or create obligations or otherwise act in any manner on behalf of the other Party. Unless expressly provided, no provisions of these Terms are intended or shall be construed to confer upon or give to any person or entity other than you or us any rights, remedies or other benefits hereunder.
i. Force Majeure. Except for each Parties’ payment obligations, neither Party shall be in default of the Terms if such action is due to a natural calamity, epidemic or pandemic, acts of governments, wars, riots, strikes or other labor disputes, delays or failures caused by subcontractors or manufacturing partners, shortages of transportation, facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials or other causes beyond the reasonable control of the non-performing or delayed Party (“Force Majeure Event”). Upon any Force Majeure Event, ASTEORD may allocate manufacturing partners, materials and supplies among its customers in such manner as ASTEORD may determine in its sole discretion and shall have no liability to you because of any delay or cancellation with respect thereto.
j. Severability. If any provision of these Terms is invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced by any rule of law or public policy, all other provisions of these Terms will nonetheless remain in full force and effect so long as the economic and legal substance of the transactions contemplated by these Terms is not affected in any manner adverse to any party. Upon such determination that any provision is invalid, illegal, or incapable of being enforced, the parties will negotiate in good faith to modify these Terms so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible in an acceptable manner to the end that the transactions contemplated hereby are fulfilled.
k. Order of Precedence. (a) In the event of any conflict between these Terms and a Quote, the Quote issued by ASTEORD shall supersede and control to the extent of any such conflict. (b) In the event of any conflict between these Terms and a Master Service Agreement (or its contractual equivalent) between you and ASTEORD, the Master Service Agreement shall supersede and control to the extent of any such conflict unless otherwise expressly stated in such Master Service Agreement.
m. Feedback, Questions, Claims. If you have any questions or claims with respect to the Site, please contact us at: email@example.com. We will make a good effort to address your concerns. If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation. In the event you elect to provide any suggestions, comments, or other feedback with respect to ASTEORD, the Services or the Site (collectively, “Feedback”), such Feedback will constitute confidential information of ASTEORD. Further, you acknowledge and agree that ASTEORD will be free to use, disclose, reproduce, license, and otherwise distribute and exploit the Feedback provided to it as it sees fit, entirely without obligation or restriction of any kind on account of Intellectual Property Rights or otherwise.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org