Terms and Conditions of Sale


In the event of any inconsistency between our Formal Quotation and our Order Acknowledgment, the terms of our Order Acknowledgment shall apply. Please request a revised Formal Quotation if the existing quotation is more than ninety (90) days old.


Your order is accepted and entered with the understanding that, after manufacture has started, the order cannot be held for deferred delivery, revised or cancelled without our being reimbursed for the work already performed. Your order is not subject to cancellation without the written consent of an officer of COPAR.


While Copar will make every effort to deliver your shipment as promised, please understand that shipment dates are estimates only and no contract is guaranteed to ship within a specified time. COPAR shall not be liable for damages occasioned by our failure to meet shipping dates.


Your preferred method of shipment should be stated with placement of your order. In the absence of such instructions, COPAR shall ship the goods by whatever method we deem appropriate, freight collect. All shipments are F.O.B. Copar Corporation, Burbank, Illinois, USA and at the risk of the Buyer after pick up by the carrier. Any claims for damage or loss in transit must be settled with the carrier. All claims for nonconformities of shipments must be reported to COPAR, in writing, within ten (10) days after receipt of the shipment.


Payment terms for "Systems" valued at more than $25,000 are twenty-five percent (25%) with placement of order; 50% on shipment; balance net thirty (30) days after date of shipment. All other invoices are issued with payment terms net thirty (30) days after invoice date. Delinquent invoices will carry interest charges at the rate of one and one-half percent (1-1/2%) per month on the entire unpaid balance.


The Buyer is responsible for all use, sales privilege or other taxes, license fees and/or assessments.


A minimum billing of $50.00 will apply to all orders.


Any goods returned to us for credit without our prior written permission will be returned freight collect. The cost of testing, repairing and restocking returned goods will be invoiced to the customer. All returned goods must be shipped prepaid and are subject to final inspection at our plant.


Unless otherwise expressly stated in writing, the goods are sold for installation and service by the Buyer. The Buyer will supply all necessary labor, material and permits to properly install the goods in accordance with COPAR’s specific instructions. COPAR will not be responsible for any machinery modifications, electrical work, mechanical work, machinery relocation or any other labor costs. COPAR strongly recommends that it, or one of its authorized representatives, supervise the installation and startup of the equipment. If you, the Buyer, request COPAR’s direct supervision of installation and startup, our responsibility will be limited to inspection of the work performed, completion of the final installations as outlined in the specific instructions, startup of our equipment and training of the operating and maintenance personnel. The Buyer will be invoiced, subject to the stated charges for installation and service.


COPAR will allow the use of all components ordered for a period of thirty (30) days after installation before final acceptance. If you, the Buyer, find the equipment does not meet written specifications, you must inform COPAR, in writing, before the end of the thirty (30) day period. You must include a statement of the reason(s) for dissatisfaction. COPAR must then be provided an opportunity to correct the problem(s). If we cannot make the equipment perform to our specifications, COPAR will give a full purchase refund, providing the equipment is returned undamaged. You will be responsible for all freight expenses, installation costs including those of the COPAR Service Technician, and all damaged parts. This performance guarantee shall not apply if it is determined that any of the equipment has been altered by anyone other than COPAR or its authorized representatives, operated or installed contrary to our instructions, or subject to misuse, negligence or accident. PLEASE NOTE: This Performance Guarantee does not relieve you of complying with our standard payment terms.


 For a period of one (1) year from date of shipment, COPAR will repair or replace any part of the goods which it determines to have been defective in material or workmanship under normal use or service. Prior to repair or replacement, COPAR shall have the right to examine the part, at its option, either in the Customer’s Plant or at COPAR’s Plant, with transportation charges prepaid. The Customer shall be responsible for all costs of removal, transportation and reinstallation of the warranted parts. For this warranty to apply, you must give COPAR written notice of any warranted defect within fifteen (15) days after its discovery and, in any event, no later than one (1) year from the date of shipment of the goods to the Buyer. This warranty shall not apply to any of the goods or parts repaired or altered by anyone other than COPAR or its authorized representatives; operated or installed contrary to our instructions, or subject to misuse, negligence or accident. PLEASE NOTE: The warranties and remedies printed above are the only warranties and remedies applicable to the order or the goods.


We do not recognize any special conditions which may be printed on Customer’s orders which are contrary to the above statements.


 None of the above terms and conditions may be modified except in writing and signed by an officer of COPAR.

*Terms and conditions subject to change without notice.