Terms and Conditions of Sale
1. Terms of Sale. Customer’s orders are submitted to Chewsy, LLC (Company) with respect to products to be purchased hereunder (Products) or from Company distributors and all such purchases are and will be governed by these terms and conditions (Terms and Conditions). Nothing contained in any purchase order or other correspondence will in any way modify these Terms and Conditions or add any additional terms or conditions, all of which are hereby expressly rejected by Company. By placing an order or accepting Products from Company or any Company distributor, Customer will be deemed to have: (i) accepted and agreed to these Terms and Conditions, and (ii) certified that Customer meets and will continue to meet all applicable Company standards and requirements (Standards). These Terms and Conditions may be revised at any time by Company, and orders submitted after such revisions will be governed by the revised Terms and Conditions. The most current Terms and Conditions are available at www.chewsychews.com/terms Company has the right at any time to revise the prices of the Products without notice. Such revisions will apply to all orders received thereafter.
2. Order and Acceptance. No order will be binding upon Company until accepted in writing by Company at Company’s offices, and Company will have no liability to Customer with respect to purchase orders that are not accepted. Shipment of an order will be deemed to constitute Company’s acceptance thereof. Products purchased from Company are not for sale or resale outside the United States without Company’s prior written consent.
3. Payment. Unless credit terms have been established, Company requires payment in advance by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or C.O.D. (C.O.D. orders under $500 will incur C.O.D. fees but may be paid with a Customer check; if equal to or greater than $500, a credit card or a cashier’s check is required). To establish credit, a completed credit application is required. Upon approval and as to orders within credit limits, terms are net 30 days from date of invoice, unless a different period is stated on the invoice. Company will not be required to make any shipment until payment is made consistent with the terms hereof. Unless otherwise agreed to by Company, all payments hereunder will be in U.S. dollars. Any amounts owing hereunder and not paid on a timely basis will bear interest at a rate of 1.5% per month, which is an annual percentage rate of 18% per annum, or at the highest rate permitted by law, whichever is lower. Returned checks may be submitted for collection and are subject to a $25 returned check fee. Failure to pay the invoiced amount in full on the terms specified herein will void any and all discounts given and Customer will be liable for Company’s standard wholesale pricing. Customer will pay all of Company’s costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees, court costs and collection costs) incurred to collect any amounts owing Company. The Company reserves the right to apply interest charges retroactively, whether or not they are shown on individual statements or invoices.
4. Shipping. For retailer orders, unless special promotions apply, there are no shipping charges for net orders of $100 or more shipped by ground via UPS or Fed Ex or other common carrier. Minimum order size is $75. Customer is responsible for shipping costs of $10 for net orders under $100 (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), and for the cost of special shipping arrangements (such as 2 day, 3 day and overnight delivery by Air) or packaging requested by Customer. Different pricing may apply to distributer orders or in specific cases. Subject to the foregoing, all products will be shipped C.I.F. point of shipment.
5. Delivery. Shipping and delivery dates are approximate only. Company will not be liable for any loss or expense (consequential, incidental or otherwise) incurred by Customer (or any of its customers) if Company fails to meet such dates for any reason. Customer will be billed for the freight costs if a package is refused, and for a 20% restocking charge.
6. Taxes. Customer’s purchase price does not include any federal, state, provincial, local or other taxes or fees that may be applicable to the sale or shipment of the Products, all of which will be the sole responsibility of Customer. Company may either require prepayment of such taxes or fees, or add them as a line item on its invoice, and Customer will reimburse Company for the same within 15 days of the date of the invoice. If a taxing authority later determines such taxes are owing, Customer shall promptly pay or reimburse Company for the same.
7. Inspection of Products. Customer will inspect all Products promptly upon receipt. Any Products that fail in a material way to meet applicable specifications must be rejected in writing within 30 calendar days of receipt of Products by Customer or they will be deemed accepted.
8. Applicable Laws. Except as otherwise specifically set forth herein or in any written agreement between Customer and Company, Customer shall be solely responsible for and shall comply with, at its own cost and expense, all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations concerning the sale of the Product and shall not sell the Product in any jurisdiction where sale of the Product is not allowed under applicable laws or regulations.
9. Returns and Credits. No Products may be returned for credit or refund without prior authorization of Company. A 20% restocking charge will be assessed on shipments refused or returned within 30 days of shipment date unless the return is for properly rejected Products. If Company decides at its sole discretion to accept a return of any Products more than 30 days after the shipment date, an additional handling and return charge may be assessed on all such returns. No expired Products may be returned under any circumstances. Customer will be responsible for all shipping charges for any returned Products, except those that are properly rejected within 30 days and returned with prior authorization. In no event will Company be liable for replacement of Products (or for shipping charges) which have been damaged or abused by Customer or its agents, or which have additional labels or price tags applied. No credits may be taken by Customer without the express written consent of Company. Company will not authorize credit for any products that have been destroyed or discarded by Customer.
10. Indemnification. Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold Company and its affiliates, and its and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents harmless from any and all actions, suits, proceedings, awards, judgments, claims, losses, damages, fines, penalties, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) attributable to Customer’s breach of these Terms and Conditions (including, but not limited to, Customer’s unauthorized sale of Products outside of the United States) or to any negligent, grossly negligent, willful or unlawful acts or omissions of Customer, its employees, officers, agents, or representatives.
11. Warranty and Disclaimer. Customer’s sole remedy for defective product shall be a refund of the purchase price. COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE PRODUCTS, THEIR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, THEIR QUALITY OR THEIR MERCHANTABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT FROM THIRD PARTIES OF ANY SUBSTITUTE GOODS. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF COMPANY HEREUNDER SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY CUSTOMER TO COMPANY.
12. Security Interest. Customer hereby grants, and Company hereby reserves, a security interest in the Products until the purchase price has been paid, foreclosable in accordance with applicable law.
13. Contingencies. Company will not be liable for any delay in performance or for nonperformance in whole or in part caused by the occurrence of any contingency beyond the control either of Company or Company’s suppliers.
14. Content. All Customers who choose to use trademarks, artwork, photographs and trade dress found on the labeling of the Products or on Company’s websites (the “Content”) agree that such use is under a revocable, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license and is only permitted in the normal course of advertising and selling the Products pursuant to all Company Standards. Company retains the exclusive right, title and interest in and to the Content as well as, at its option, to any modifications and all use thereof shall inure to Company. All use of Content is at Customer’s sole risk and Company is under no obligation to monitor any customer’s use or notify customers of changes or deletions. Company expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the Content is valid, that it complies with applicable laws and regulations or that the Content does not infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties. Company may withdraw or terminate this license at any time or may disapprove the use of the Content on or as the URL of particular website(s), in which case such customer shall immediately cease use and transfer ownership upon company’s demand. All promotional and advertising materials bearing the Content shall include appropriate legal notices as established from time to time by Company, including “[Trademark] is a trademark of Chewsy, LLC.” or “[Trademark] is owned by Chewsy, LLC.” The rights accruing to Company hereunder will be deemed for the benefit of Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries.
15. Governing Law. The validity, construction and performance of this contract and the transactions to which it relates will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of law principles. All actions, claims of legal proceedings in any way pertaining to this contract or such transactions will be commenced and maintained in the courts of California or in a federal court of the United States physically situated in California.
16. Online Sales. No party may sell any Chewsy products online (including on any online marketplace such as Amazon.com orWalmart.com) without first obtaining Chewsy’s prior written approval and agreeing to adhere to certain requirements designed to ensure product quality and the superior customer service that consumers have come to expect from Chewsy products by signing and submitting an Online Reseller Agreement. Prior to granting permission to any online seller, Chewsy reserves the right to vet the seller to ensure the seller meets its criteria, including, but not limited to, the following: (a) an appropriately registered and recognized business that meets applicable criteria (credit, sales history, facilities requirements, etc.); (b) an acceptable online review history, without a significant presence of negative product or seller reviews; (c) an acceptable business operating record taking account of, among other things, any lawsuits, complaints, or actions related to the delivery of damaged products, misrepresented products, poor-quality products, or other similar issues; and (d) an acceptable business operating record with respect to solvency, compliance with applicable laws, and other criteria. Furthermore, Chewsy unilaterally reserves the right to adopt a minimum advertised pricing policy, which, if adopted, can be found at www.chewsychews.com/map.
17. Purchase from Distributors. These Terms apply to all Products purchased from Company distributors, regardless of the lack of privity of contract between Company and any such party. Any party who purchases Chewsy products from a Company distributor shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and agreed to the Company Standards.
Version 1.1. Last updated 7/29/22