terms & conditions

Note: Ball Coleman is a brand owned and utilized by Ball Horticultural Company. Ball Coleman Terms & Conditions of Sale are country/region specific. The following Terms & Conditions of Sale apply to product sold within the United States and Canada.

Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions shall govern orders for Merchandise placed with Seller. All negotiations with sales representatives or other agents of Seller are merged herein. No modification of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless in writing signed by Seller. Placement of the order shall constitute Purchaser’s acceptance of these terms and conditions. All orders are subject to acceptance by Seller at our offices in West Chicago, Illinois.

Limitation of Warranty

Seller warrants that, to the extent required by law, Merchandise conforms to the description appearing in Seller’s catalog and on Seller’s Website, within recognized tolerances. SELLER MAKES NO OTHER OR FURTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL OTHER OR FURTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE EXCLUDED. Merchandise is separately warranted by the manufacturer. Seller does not adopt or ratify any manufacturer warranties, express or implied, and Seller shall have no liability thereunder. Seller does not adopt or ratify any manufacturer warranties, express or implied, made by Purchaser upon resale of the Merchandise, and Seller shall have no liability thereunder.

Limitation of Remedy

PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE. SELLER’S LIABILITY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCTS LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE PRICE, OR FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Mandatory Arbitration

ANY CLAIM WHICH PURCHASER MAY HAVE AGAINST SELLER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SALE OF THE MERCHANDISE SHALL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION, SAID ARBITRATION TO BE VENUED IN COOK OR DUPAGE COUNTIES, ILLINOIS.

Governing Law, Jurisdiction & Venue

The laws of the State of Illinois, including but not limited to the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted therein, shall govern all matters arising out of or relating to Seller’s sale of Merchandise. ANY DISPUTE NOT SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION AND ANY ACTION TO ENFORCE AN ARBITRATION AWARD ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SALE OF MERCHANDISE HEREUNDER SHALL BE MAINTAINED IN THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN DUPAGE OR COOK COUNTIES, ILLINOIS, AND PURCHASER SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF AND VENUE IN SAID COURTS.

Indemnity

By accepting Merchandise, Purchaser agrees to defend Seller, to hold it harmless and indemnify it from and against any claim or loss asserted by any or all transferees of such Merchandise or users of the products of such Merchandise who are not notified by Purchaser in writing of Limitation of Warranty, Limitation of Remedy, Mandatory Arbitration, Governing Law Jurisdiction and Venue, in language substantially equivalent to that contained in these Terms and Conditions of Sale.

Prices

All prices are subject to change without notice. The price in effect at time of shipment will prevail. Prices do not include installation.

Payment

Payment is due in accordance with terms specified on invoice. Payment is due in invoiced currency and in accordance with the terms specified on invoice. In the event of default in the payment of any amount when due, and in addition to all other rights and remedies available to Seller, SELLER SHALL BE ENTITLED TO COLLECT A LATE CHARGE OF 2% PER MONTH (24% PER YEAR) OR THE MAXIMUM RATE ALLOWED BY LAW, WHICHEVER IS LESS, ON ALL AMOUNTS PAST DUE FROM THE DATE DUE UNTIL THE DATE PAID. A FEE OF $25.00 WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY RETURNED CHECK, DECLINED EFT TRANSACTION OR DECLINED BANKCARD TRANSACTION.

If paying by Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD), or EFT, please note you have waived your right to receive pre-notification of the amount of the PAD and agreed that you do not require advance notice of the amount of PADs before the debit is processed. You have certain recourse rights if any a debit does not comply with these terms. For example, you have the right to receive a reimbursement for any PAD that is not authorized or is not consistent with this PAD agreement. To obtain more information on your recourse rights, contact your financial institution.

Freight & Handling Charges, Inspection, Damaged Goods

The freight and handling charge on Purchaser’s invoice covers shipment of the Merchandise to Purchaser’s destination, and replacement or credit for damaged Merchandise if the steps listed here are followed. PURCHASER WILL NOT REFUSE OR RETURN GOODS, OR THE RIGHT TO FILE A CLAIM IS LOST AND PURCHASER WILL STILL BE LIABLE FOR THE MATERIAL AND THE FREIGHT. When Purchaser receives shipment: 1) Count all cartons. 2) Inspect all cartons for external damage. 3) Check for open or resealed cartons. 4) Note any damages, shortages, open or resealed cartons on the delivery receipt; the carrier’s representative must also sign the receipt. 5) Open all boxes immediately and inspect for damage such as scorched, frozen or broken plants; material shortages; etc. NOTIFY SELLER IMMEDIATELY IF A SHIPMENT IS DAMAGED. Call the Seed Technology Services at 630-588-3261 to report the damage and receive details on what is needed to file a claim.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will result in Purchaser losing/forfeiting its 30% down payment. No cancelations after delivery.

Delays, Shortages & Substitutions

Seller shall not be responsible for delays in delivery or for losses resulting from such delays. Seller reserves the right to make partial shipment. In the event of shortages, Seller may substitute such other, similar Merchandise as is available.