THIS Purchase Agreement (“Agreement”) is made on ______________ by and between Lamassu Industries AG (“Seller”), a corporation of Switzerland, with its principal office located at Morgartenstrasse 9, 6003 Lucerne, LU, Switzerland, and ______________ (“Buyer”), ______________;
Seller wishes to sell a Device that automates the purchase of bitcoins with banknotes, and the Buyer wishes to purchase a commercial Device that performs this valuable function;
Buyer and Seller recognize there is significant market and legal uncertainty regarding transactions in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, and the parties wish to determine that Buyer shall bear all these market and legal risks;
THEREFORE, the Parties mutually agree to the terms of this Agreement:
In this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:
1.1. “Bitcoin” means a unit of distributed electronic currency transferable on the bitcoin peer-to-peer network.
1.2. “Cryptocurrency” means a unit of distributed electronic currency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum ERC-20 tokens, and others, transferable on a peer-to-peer network.
1.3. “Device” means the Lamassu Bitcoin Machine, as further described in the product specification.
1.4. “Goods” refers to all the Devices that the Seller has agreed to sell to the Buyer by this Agreement.
1.5. “Interest Rate” means 18% per annum or the highest lawful amount permitted by applicable law, whichever is less.
1.6. “Questionnaire” refers to the due diligence questionnaire, attached as Schedule B.
1.7. “Shipping Costs” means all costs and expenses of physical shipping, handling, customs, duties, inspection, storage, insurance, and taxes.
1.8. “Software” means all electronic information provided by Seller that may be installed on a Device.
2. Purchase & Delivery Terms
2.1. Price Per Unit
Prices as presented on Lamassu website (https://lamassu.is) are exclusive of Shipping Costs.
2.2. Payment Schedule
Buyer must pay Seller down payment of 50% of the purchase price within 15 calendar days of this Agreement. Buyer’s full payment of 100% of the purchase price is a condition precedent to this Agreement. If Buyer does not pay 50% down payment within 15 calendar days, Seller may cancel Buyer’s order, Seller has no further obligation to Buyer.
2.3. Method of Payment
Buyer must make payment by Bitcoin or bank wire transfer, to the respective destination as provided by Lamassu. Seller is not required to accept any other payment method.
2.4. No Refunds
All sales are final. The Seller will not refund Buyer’s money for any reason not provided in this Agreement. Down payment of 50% of purchase price will not be refunded under any circumstances. In cases that Seller makes an exception and accepts a refund, Seller will refund all money received by Seller to Buyer, less a 10% stocking fee on full order, and Buyer will have no further recourse against the Seller.
2.5. Additional Condition Precedent: Questionnaire for U.S. Buyers
For Buyers in the United States, or Buyers planning to use the Goods within the United States only, the following events are conditions precedent to the enforceability of this Agreement:
2.5.1. If the Buyer is located or plans to use the Goods within the United States, Buyer must complete and submit the Questionnaire to Seller; and
2.5.2. Seller must review the Questionnaire; and
2.5.3. Seller, at its sole and absolute discretion, must either approve the Buyer or reject the Buyer. Seller may reject the Buyer if any answer given by the Buyer on the Questionnaire would give the Seller a reasonable cause to believe that the Buyer will use the Device for illegal purposes.
If these three conditions precedent do not occur, Seller must refund all money received by Seller to Buyer, less a 10% stocking fee on full order, and Buyer will have no further recourse against the Seller. Buyer agrees that the Questionnaire describes sufficiently certain criteria to create enforceable condition precedents. This Section does not apply if the Buyer is not located or does not plan to use the Device in the United States.
3. Warranties & Liability
3.1. Risk of injury
Seller is not responsible to any person for injury (including but not limited to injuries from electric shock or blunt force trauma from the machine’s weight) or damage to persons of property as a result of the Buyer’s installation, operation, or use of the Device. If any third party sues Seller for injuries or damages, Buyer will indemnify, defend, and hold the Seller harmless.
3.2. Risk of Loss
Buyer bears the risk of loss of the Goods at the moment Seller or Seller’s agent makes the Goods available at the premises designated by Seller for pick-up by Buyer.
3.3. Disclaimer of Warranty of Merchantability and Warranty of Fitness
The Goods are not consumer goods. The Goods are sold on an “as-is” basis. The Buyer bears the entire risk of the Good’s quality and performance. Except as explicitly provided, if a Device proves defective after purchase, the Buyer (and not the Seller) assumes the entire cost of all servicing or repair. Seller sells the Goods to Buyer without any warranty of merchantability. Seller also sells the Goods to Buyer without any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and Buyer acknowledges that no warranty of fitness could be offered because of the many future technical and legal uncertainties regarding Bitcoin.
3.4. Physical Defects — Limited Warranty
For a limited time, Seller warrants that all components incorporated into a Device will operate under normal interior conditions. If any component fails within 12 months of the Device being made available for pick-up by Buyer, Seller will replace that component. Buyer will pay all Shipping Costs to Seller and bears the risk of shipping. If the Device proves defective, Seller will repair the Device and pay for return shipping to the Buyer. Seller is not responsible for customs duties or any other costs related to importing Device into Buyer’s country. Buyer voids this warranty by unauthorized servicing or tampering with the Device in any manner not specified in the Device’s service manual.
3.5. No Consequential Damages
The Seller is never liable to the Buyer for consequential damages, including but not limited to lost profits, if the Goods fail to perform.
3.6. Assumption of the Risk — New Currency Market
Buyer understands that Bitcoin is a new and relatively untested exchange medium. Buyer understands that Seller cannot predict how the value of a Bitcoin will change, the consumer demand for Bitcoin, technical difficulties in or modification to the Bitcoin peer-to-peer network, increased regulation, and all other obstacles that a peer-to-peer currency network might face. Buyer affirmatively represents that Buyer is a sophisticated Bitcoin user and Buyer therefore knowingly assumes all known and unknown risk of loss. Buyer has no recourse whatsoever against the Seller for damages or liabilities suffered by the Buyer due to the market performance of Bitcoin.
3.7. Assumption of the Risk — Financial Regulation
Likewise, Buyer understands that Bitcoin is a relatively new technology and no one can predict how a government may apply and enforce existing laws or regulate Bitcoin or other peer-to-peer exchange technologies in the future. Buyer understands that this a significant uncertainty, and Buyer assumes all financial regulatory risk inherent in operating a Device. Buyer has no recourse whatsoever against the Seller for damages, civil or criminal, suffered by the Buyer due to regulatory enforcement. Seller does not and cannot warrant that the use of the Device is legal in any specific jurisdiction. Seller has no duty to advise or warn and Seller will not advise or warn Buyer about any particular legal or regulatory requirement. Buyer is solely obligated to understand the laws and regulations of its local jurisdiction before using a Device, and Buyer is solely responsible for any of its actions that may be unlawful.
3.8. Assumption of the Risk — Hardware Compliance
Goods are supplied as is and Seller is not able to assure that Device is compliant with the various electrical safety, radio transmission, disability accessibility and other government regulations in different jurisdictions. Buyer understands that this a significant uncertainty, and Buyer assumes all hardware regulatory risk inherent in operating a Device. Buyer has no recourse whatsoever against the Seller for damages, civil or criminal, suffered by the Buyer due to regulatory enforcement. Seller does not and cannot warrant that the use of the Device is legal in any specific jurisdiction. Seller has no duty to advise or warn and Seller will not advise or warn Buyer about any particular legal or regulatory requirement. Buyer is solely obligated to understand the laws and regulations of its local jurisdiction before using a Device, and Buyer is solely responsible for any of its actions that may be unlawful.
4. Operational Issues
4.1. Operational Expenses
Buyer’s use of a Device may subject the Buyer to additional expenses for electrical power, network connectivity, physical security, Internet access, communications surcharges, roaming fees, applicable taxes and rates, etc. Buyer is responsible for all expenses of a Device’s operation.
4.2. Security; Generally
Device is designed to resist common smash-and-grab attacks in attended locations. Seller is not liable for loss or damage resulting from the criminal acts of third parties. Buyer should always remove currency from Device before departing location where Device is installed. Seller recommends avoiding unlocking of Device and accessing internal safe box while location is open to the public.
4.3. Security; Mounting Surface Security
Device is only as secure as the surface it is mounted on. If Buyer mounts the Device to an insecure or weak surface, a third party may be able to remove the mounting surface itself. Buyer understands the importance of properly securing the Device, and further acknowledges that Seller is not responsible for any theft of the device.e of the many future technical and legal uncertainties regarding Bitcoin.
4.4. Device Certification
The Device will display CE marking, declaring conformity with applicable European Union safety, health and environmental protection requirements. Seller is not responsible for specific compatibility or compliance in the Buyer’s jurisdiction. Seller has no duty to advise Buyer of additional compliance requirements. Buyer agrees to investigate compliance requirements prior to shipping.
4.5. Technical Support
No Service Plan Included. Seller offers twelve (12) months of free assistance on warranty issues relating to defective Device components. The Agreement does not include any kind of service or repair plan for the Goods. Technical support service plan as well as assistance with available software upgrades can be separately ordered in accordance with the Operator Support Agreement.
4.6. Exclusivity and Location
The Agreement does not provide for any kind of geographic exclusivity for use of the Goods. Seller reserves the right to implement such exclusivity features in Devices that may be sold in the future.
4.7. Financial Regulation Compliance
Buyer is wholly responsible for understanding the laws and rules governing financial transactions, money transmission, payment processing, and similar issues in the Buyer’s jurisdiction. Buyer must never rely on statements made by Seller concerning legal issues, and Seller will not advise Buyer on legal issues.
4.8. Compliance with Local Laws and Regulations
Buyer is wholly responsible for understanding the laws and rules that govern the possession and use of the Device in the jurisdiction in which the Buyer wishes to possess and use the Device.
5. Intellectual Property Rights
5.1. Software Not Sold
Software installed on the Goods is not being sold to the Buyer by this Agreement. Buyer agrees that it does not own the software installed on the Goods.
5.2. Limited License
Seller grants Buyer a limited license to use all software included with a Device pursuant to the terms of the Operator Support Agreement. Buyer must not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or sublicense any of Seller’s software or its run-time code without Seller’s permission, except where otherwise permitted by its published license terms. Buyer may not disassemble, reverse engineer, or decompile Seller’s Software, except where otherwise permitted by its published license terms. Buyer shall surrender all copyrights or moral rights to any derivative works in the Seller’s Software to Seller. Buyer must not allow third parties to do any of these prohibited acts either. Seller may (but is not required to) make updates to its Software available for use under these limited license terms, unless future software is offered under different terms. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS OR ANYONE DISTRIBUTING THE SOFTWARE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE.
5.3. Third-Party Software
In particular, Devices may include third party licensed software, including but not limited to fonts and proprietary barcode scanning libraries. This software is licensed by Seller on a per-device basis, and Buyer may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or sublicense this software.
5.4. Operator Support Agreement
Seller includes various source-available software with Device. Said software is provided "as is", without accompanying support or promises of updates. Devices must be registered by Buyer under Seller's "Operator Support Agreement" to receive any form of continuing benefit, including, but not limited to, technical support, documentation, future software upgrades, or any form of assistance on matters relating to software or hardware, except as provided by the Limited Warranty (3.4). Rates for Device registration are published under the Operator Support Agreement and are subject to modification at the Seller's discretion.
5.5. Use of Seller’s Name
Buyer may make limited use of Seller’s trademarks to identify that Buyer’s property or services offered originates from Seller. Buyer must not use the Seller’s trademarks to imply Seller’s endorsement of Buyer or Buyer’s property or services.
Seller grants Purchaser the right to place its own brand on the Seller’s products in addition to the Seller’s branding. Purchaser shall have the limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to operate the products under its own brand, while keeping the Lamassu branding on the Seller’s products.
6.2. Branding and Marketing
Purchaser may add its own branding / tags on the products while keeping the original Lamassu branding on the Seller’s products. The Purchaser shall place its own brand in a way that the Lamassu branding / tag is still clearly visible. The Purchaser may not modify packaging and marketing materials of the products or services. Purchaser shall ensure that all modified products comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that the products acquired from Seller are not designed, originated, or created by Purchaser. Purchaser shall not make any representations, whether explicitly or implicitly, that suggest or imply that the products are of Purchaser’s design, origin, or creation. Purchaser shall refrain from making any statements, advertisements, or communications that might mislead customers, partners, or the public into believing that Purchaser is the creator or designer of the products.
6.4. Quality Control
While Purchaser may modify the presentation of the products, Seller retains control over the quality, functionality, and technical aspects of the products being branded with Purchaser’s own brand. Purchaser shall not make any modifications that may adversely affect the quality or performance of the products.
6.5. Intellectual Property
All intellectual property rights, including trademarks and copyrights, associated with the original products shall remain the property of the Seller. Purchaser is granted a limited right to use these intellectual property rights solely for the purpose of operating the products.
In the event that Purchaser breaches any provision in this Section 6, Seller reserves the right to terminate this co-branding arrangement and seek appropriate remedies under the applicable law. In any case, Purchaser shall promptly rectify any misleading statements or claims upon notice from Seller. This provision shall survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
7. Dispute Resolution
7.1. Informal Resolution
If either Buyer or Seller has any concerns regarding a breach or default under this Agreement, the complaining party must first notify the other and allow the other party at least 30 days to remedy the claimed breach or default.
7.2. Binding Arbitration
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to this Agreement, including the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution in force on the date on which the Notice of Arbitration is submitted in accordance with these Rules.
- The number of arbitrators shall be one;
- The seat of the arbitration shall be Lucerne;
- The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in English.
- The dispute shall be decided on the basis of documentary evidence only.
- Notwithstanding the above, the parties may agree at any time to submit the dispute to mediation in accordance with the Swiss Rules of Commercial Mediation of the Swiss Chambers; Arbitration Institution.
7.3. Attorneys Fees & Judgment Rates
If, after reasonable attempts to obtain a party’s performance under this Agreement, a party resorts to legal or arbitration proceedings and that party prevails, then the non-prevailing party shall pay the prevailing party’s reasonable attorneys fees, costs, and expenses. If any judgment or award for money is made in the prevailing party’s favor, the judgment or award will bear pre-judgment and post-judgment interest at the Interest Rate specified in Section 1.4.5.
8. Miscellaneous provisions
8.1. Applicable law
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of Switzerland, excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods dated 11 April 1980 (CISG), as amended from time to time.
Seller always undertakes to comply fully and with all applicable data protection requirements, including the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection, and to take all necessary technical and organizational measures to grant this. In particular, Seller undertakes to ensure the protection and confidentiality of the personal data processed by it in connection with the performance of this Agreement and to process any personal data solely for the purpose of fulfilling the Agreement. Unless legally required under the terms of a valid and effective order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, judicial, regulatory or administrative agency, Seller will not disclose or hand over any data (including but not limited to personal data) processed by Seller in connection with the performance of this Agreement.
This Agreement represents the entire Agreement between the parties. This Agreement supersedes any other discussions or agreements between the parties, whether written or oral, and the parties represent they have no collateral agreements, oral or written.
This Agreement can only be modified in a writing signed by both Buyer and Seller.
8.5. Valuation of Bitcoin
If Buyer elects to pay Seller in Bitcoin, transaction will be settled using Lamassu’s online payment portal. The exchange rate between Euros and Bitcoin will be determined by the U.S. Dollar to Bitcoin exchange rate from Crypto Facilities and the FOREX rate between Euro and U.S. Dollar at the time of the transaction.
Should any part or provision of this Agreement be held to be invalid by any competent court, governmental or administrative authority having jurisdiction, the other provisions of this Agreement shall nonetheless remain valid. In this case, the Parties shall endeavor to negotiate a substitute provision that best reflects the economic intentions of the Parties without being unenforceable, and shall execute all agreements and documents required in this connection. The same shall apply if and to the extent that this Agreement is found to contain any gaps or omissions.
8.7. Time Not of the Essence
Except for timing of Buyer’s payment, time is not of the essence in this Agreement.
8.8. No Assignment
Buyer may not assign his rights to a third party without the written consent of Seller.
8.9. No Waiver
If any party waives its rights on one or more occasions, that waiver does not waive that right in the future.
8.10. Force Majeure
A party is not liable for failure to perform the party’s obligations if such failure is as a result of Acts of God (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalization, government sanction, or government prohibition or regulation preventing the manufacture, sale, import, export, possession or use of Devices.
All notices under this Agreement should be sent by an international courier service to Lamassu Industries AG, Morgartenstrasse 9, 6003 Lucerne, LU, Switzerland.
8.12. Authority to Execute
Buyer and Seller represent that their representatives, if any, signing below, have full power and authority to execute this Agreement on behalf of the named party.
Buyer and Seller have mutually agreed to the terms of this Commercial Purchase Agreement and have indicated their respective agreement to these terms by signing below:
By: Raphael Baumann, President of the Board;