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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1)      All shipments tendered to Express Parcel Service (XPS) for transportation will be contained in securely fastened and properly addressed packages, container or mail bags.  Package shall not contain contraband or other illegal materials. All computer tapes, disks, and other items subject to, magnetic or electronic damage, will be contained in suitable protective packaging clearly marked with an appropriate warning.

2)      The responsibility of XPS will commence upon pickup by XPS or delivery of a shipment to XPS and will end upon delivery to addressee or consignee.

3)      XPS will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by:

a.       strike, labor disputes, perils of the air, weather conditions, mechanical failures, acts or omissions of public authorities, acts of God or any other occurrence beyond its control, or;

b.      the act, default, or omission of the shipper, addressee, or any other party with an interest in the shipment of any person other than XPS or its agents.

4)      With respect to shipments to be delivered to or picked up XPS, unless a higher value is declared and paid for, our liability for each package is limited to US$100. For each package exceeding US$100 in declared value, an additional amount will be charged.

5)      XPS WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY CASE FOR ANY LOSS INVOLVING CASH OR CURRENCY, OR CASH EQUIVALENT ITEMS. SHIPPER UNDERSTANDS THAT XPS IS NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF TRANSPORTING SUCH CARGO. IN THE EVENT SHIPPER INCLUDES CASH OR CURRENCY OR EQUIVALENT ITEMS WITH HIS/HER SHIPMENT, EITHER WITH OR WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT OF XPS, IT WILL BE SOLELY AT THE RISK OF THE SHIPPER.

6)      Except as limited below, the maximum declared value per package in any XPS shipment is US$50,000.

7)      Shipments (packages or freight) containing all or part of the following items are limited to a maximum declared value of US$500:

a.       Artwork, including any work created or developed by the application of skill, taste or creative talent for sale, display or collection. This includes, but is not limited to, items (and their parts) such as paintings, drawings, vases, tapestries, limited-edition prints, fine art, statuary, sculpture and collector's items.

b.      Film, photographic images (including photographic negatives), photographic chromes and photographic slides.

c.       Any commodity that by its inherent nature is particularly susceptible to damage or the market value of which is particularly variable or difficult to ascertain.

d.      Antiques, or any commodity that exhibits the style or fashion of a past era and whose history, age or rarity contributes to its value. These items include, but are not limited to, furniture, tableware and glassware.

e.       Glassware, including, but not limited to, signs, mirrors, ceramics, porcelains, china, crystal, glass, framed glass, and any other commodity with similarly fragile qualities.

f.       Plasma screens.

g.      Jewelry, including, but not limited to, costume jewelry, watches and their parts, mount gems or stones (precious or semiprecious), industrial diamonds, and jewelry made of precious metal.

h.      Furs, including, but not limited to, fur clothing, fur-trimmed clothing and fur pelts.

i.        Precious metals, including, but not limited to, gold and silver bullion or dust, precipitates, or platinum (except as an integral part of electronic machinery).

j.      Collector's items such as sports cards, souvenirs and memorabilia. (Collector's coins and stamps may not be shipped. See the Prohibited Items section.)

k.        Guitars and other musical instruments that are more than 20 years old, and customized or personalized musical instruments.

8)   XPS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY CASE FOR DELAY IN DELIVERY OR FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT XPS KNEW, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN, THAT SUCH DAMAGES MIGHT BE INCURRED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF PRODUCTION, INCREASE IN EXPENSE, INTEREST, PROFITS, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, BANK COLLECTIONS OR SIMILAR FEES.

9)      A claim for loss, damage or delay of any shipment or any part of a shipment, must be filed with XPS within 21 days of the date that the said shipment was delivered to XPS, or the date XPS took possession of the said shipment, whichever occurs first. XPS will not be liable for any claim filed 21 days from such date. XPS will consider a claim filed when its Customer Service Department has been notified in writing. XPS will entertain no claim of loss or damage to a shipment until all charges due XPS on account of such shipment have been paid.

10)  If a shipment must be stored by XPS in excess of 24 hours, because it is undeliverable for reasons not the fault of XPS, it may be subject to a reasonable storage charge.

11)  Absent special arrangements previously agreed to in writing, XPS will not accept, or be responsible, for shipment commodities which require special or unusual handling by XPS. By way of example, unacceptable commodities include human remains, tissues, or fluids, animals, hazardous materials, household goods and furniture, or shipments unaccompanied by proper documentation. Shipper represents that, except pursuant to special arrangements agreed to in writing, no such commodity will be shipped under this agreement.

12)  XPS may, at its option, open and inspect any packages tendered to it for shipment.

13)  XPS reserves the right to reject a shipment after acceptance and prior to the performance of any transportation services, if such shipment would be likely to cause damage or delay to other shipments, equipment or personnel, or if the transportation of which is prohibited by law or violation of any rules contained in this agreement.

 


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