EXPRESS WARRANTY FOR HARDWARE. Leica Geosys-tems AG (“Leica Geosystems”), warrants to the original end user (“Customer”) that this Product will be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use, for generally one (1) year, except for (i) DISTO™ products for which two (2) years shall apply, and (ii) batteries for which ninety (90) days shall apply, unless such warranty period has been extended by Leica Geosystems, and provided any and all operating and maintenance instructions are strictly respected, in particular in case of extreme and/or continuous applications/use of the Product. The warranty period begins on the proved purchase date (or if applicable, date of delivery or date of acceptance report). Leica Geosystems’ sole obligation under this express warranty shall be, at Leica Geosystems’ sole option and ex-pense, to replace or repair the Product or part, or refund the purchase price paid for the Product. Leica Geosystems war-rants any repaired or replaced Product or part for a period of ninety (90) days from shipment, or through the end of the original warranty, whichever is longer. All Products or parts that are replaced become the property of Leica Geosystems. This express warranty does neither cover consumables, such as reflectors, bulbs and fuses, nor third party products. This Warranty shall be null and void in case of installation, connection or use with the Product of any accessory other than authorised original Leica Geosystems accessories.
EXPRESS WARRANTY FOR SOFTWARE. For “System Software” (defined as operating software and/or firmware necessary for switching on and running the Product), all provi-sions contained in this International Limited Warranty shall apply as for hardware. With respect to “Application Software” (defined as pre-installed or loadable on-board software and/or office or PC-based software for particular operations of the Product and/or data), the warranty provisions contained herein shall expressly not apply. For further information on the scope of the warranty coverage for Application Software please refer to the correspondent Software License Agreement.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE. Customer must contact the authorized distributor of Leica Geosystems or, with the exception of DISTO™ products, Leica Geosystems’ Service Center indicated by Leica Geosystems within the applicable warranty period to obtain warranty service authorization. Dated proof of original purchase from Leica Geosystems or its authorized distributor and a description of the defect will be required. Leica Geosystems is not responsible for Products or parts received without a warranty service authorization. Repaired or replacement Products will be shipped to Customer at Leica Geosystems’ expense. The repaired product or part will be shipped as soon as reasonably possible. Leica Geo-systems shall not be responsible for any damages occurring during such shipment. Leica Geosystems shall, at its sole discretion, decide on the place of performance for work under warranty. For Products forming part of a fixed installation, such place of performance shall be the site of such installation and Leica Geosystems shall have the right to charge for additional costs for such services under warranty if the site of the Prod-uct is other than where the Product was originally installed or shipped.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIVE. Customer’s sole remedy for breach of the warranty shall be the express warranty. The foregoing warranty is exclusive and is in lieu of all other war-ranties, terms or conditions, express or implied, either in fact or by operation of law, statutory or otherwise, including war-ranties, terms or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, satisfactory quality and non-infringement, any warranties arising by usage of trade, course of dealing or course of performance, any warranty that the Software is compatible with any particular hardware or software, that the Software will run properly on Customer’s equipment and will not cause damage to Customer’s equipment or data, and any warranty that the operation of the Software will be uninterrupted or “error free”, all of which are expressly disclaimed.
Leica Geosystems shall not be liable if the alleged defect or malfunction was caused by Customer’s or any other person’s misuse, neglect, improper installation, installation, connection or use with the Product of any accessory other than authorised original Leica Geosystems accessories, unauthorised attempts to open, repair or modify the Product, inadequate mainte-nance, disregard of operating instructions, excessive load or stress, normal wear and tear, or any other cause beyond the range of its intended use, by accident, fire, or other hazards, or other cause not due or attributable to Leica Geosystems. This warranty does not cover physical damage to the Product or malfunctions resulting from the use of the Product in con-junction with any sort of ancillary or peripheral equipment and Leica Geosystems determines that there is no fault with the Product itself.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, LEICA GEOSYSTEMS ALSO EXCLUDES ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CON-TRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING SLIGHT AND MEDIUM NEGLIGENCE), FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS BY CUSTOMER, OR FOR THE LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OR OTHER INFORMATION OR FINANCIAL LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONSEQUENCE WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, USE, PERFORMANCE, FAILURE, OR INTERRUPTION OF THIS PRODUCT, EVEN IF LEICA GEOSYSTEMS OR ITS DISTRIBUTORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND LIMITS ITS LIABILITY TO REPLACEMENT, REPAIR, OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID, AT LEICA GEOSYSTEMS’ OPTION. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED IF ANY REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN SHALL FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY. IN THE EVENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE COMPLETE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OF CLAIMS AND DAMAGES AS SET HEREINBEFORE, LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. ALSO THE LIABILITY FOR AUXILIARY PERSONNEL SHALL TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW BE EXCLUDED.
DISCLAIMER. Should a court of jurisdiction not allow the entire exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or the limita-tion of incidental or consequential damages for certain products supplied to consumers, or the limitation of liability for personal injury, such implied warranties and such liabilities will be limited to the duration of the applicable express warranty
SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Limited Warranty is found by any competent authority to be void, invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed to be deleted from this Limited Warranty and the remaining provisions of this Limited Warranty shall continue in full force. In this event, the Limited Warranty shall be construed, and, if necessary, amended in a way to give effect to, or to approximate, or to achieve a result which is as close as legally possible to the result intended by the provision hereof determined to be void, illegal or unenforceable.
THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARY. The parties expressly agree that subsidiaries of Leica Geosystems, including the entity from whom the Customer purchased the Product, is a third party beneficiary of this International Limited Warranty, and, without limiting the foregoing, such subsidiaries shall have all defenses available to Leica Geosystems under this International Limited Warranty.
GOVERNING LAW AND PLACE OF JURISDICTION. This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of Switzer-land, excluding all conflict of laws principles and excluding the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods dated 11 April 1980. The ordinary courts at the Leica Geosys-tems registered office in Balgach, Switzerland shall be com-petent. Leica Geosystems shall, at its sole discretion, also be entitled to take legal action in the competent courts at the Customer’s place of business or domicile.
With this Limited Warranty, Leica Geosystems grants Custo-mer specific legal rights which do not restrict any statutory consumer rights.