7. LIMITED WARRANTY AND DISCLAIMER
(a) Philips warrants that under normal use in accordance with the applicable user manual the Products, (excluding any software that is not embedded in or delivered with any goods by Philips or software which is subject to copyright owned by a third party) shall, at the time of delivery to Buyer and for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of delivery (or such other period as may be agreed upon in writing by the parties, or as communicated in writing at sale by Philips), be free from defects in material or workmanship and shall substantially conform to Philips’ specifications for such Product, or such other specifications as Philips has agreed to in writing, as applicable. Labor costs, (de)mounting and/or (de)installation are excluded from this warranty. Philips’ sole and exclusive obligation, and Buyer’s sole and exclusive right, with respect to claims under this warranty shall be limited, at Philips’ option, to (1) repair or (2) provide a replacement of the defective or non-conforming Product or (3) to an appropriate credit for the purchase price thereof. Philips will have a reasonable time to repair, replace or credit. Philips is entitled at its option to replace the defective or non-conforming Product(s) with a product that has minor deviations in design and/or specifications not affecting the functionality of the agreed Product(s). The non-conforming or defective Products shall become Philips' property as soon as they have been replaced or credited.
(b) Buyer may ship Products returned under warranty to Philips’ designated facility only in conformance with Philips’ then-current return material authorization policy. Where a warranty claim is justified, Philips will pay for freight expenses. Buyer shall pay for returned Products that are not found to be defective or non-conforming together with the freight, testing and handling costs associated therewith.
(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, Philips shall have no obligations under warranty if the alleged defect or non-conformance is found to have occurred as a result of environmental or stress testing, misuse, use other than as set forth in the applicable user manual, neglect, improper installation or accident, or as a result of improper repair, alteration, modification, storage, transportation or improper handling.
(d) Subject to the applicable mandatory law, the express warranty granted above shall extend directly to Buyer only and not to Buyer’s customers, agents or representatives and is in lieu of all other warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, or non-infringement of intellectual property rights. All other warranties are hereby specifically disclaimed by Philips.
(e) Subject to the exclusions and limitations set forth in Section 9 of the Terms and Conditions, the foregoing states the entire liability of Philips and its affiliates in connection with defective or non-conforming Products supplied hereunder.