Table of Contents
Please review the below list of contents to locate specific legal resources:
- Legal Disclaimer
- Terms & Conditions
- Cookies Policy
- Linking Policy
- Intellectual Property Counsel & Copyrights
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Preambles to Incoterms 2000
- Other Legal Resources
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529 Pleasant Street
PO Box 2964
Attleboro MA 02703-0964
- Only link to the home page of Sensata’s site. Do not incorporate any content from this site into your site (e.g., by in–lining, framing, or creating other browser or border environments around Sensata content). You may only link to, not replicate, Sensata content.
- Unless we enter into a specific written agreement with you, you may not use any of Sensata’s names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks in or with your links, except that you may link to the Sensata site using the plain text name of that site or the plain text name of Sensata Technologies.
- Your site must not present false information about Sensata products or services.
- Do not present the link to Sensata’s site in any way suggests that Sensata has any relationship or affiliation with your site or endorses your site, products, or services.
- Do not use any of Sensata’s names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademark or service marks or any other words or codes identifying Sensata’s web sites in any “metatag” or other information used by search engines or other information location tools to identify and select sites, without Sensata’s express written permission for a particular use.
- Your site should not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial.
Sensata Technologies controls and operates this web site from Attleboro, MA in the United States of America. If you use our materials from locations outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws.
Sensata may at any time revise this Linking Policy. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current version of the policy.
At Sensata Technologies we believe that our legal name, our trade names, our brand, our trademarks and our services marks represent and convey our good name and the goodwill of our company. This section shows and explains the usage of these names and elements.
Legal name and legal names of affiliates:
The legal name of the parent company in the United States is written as follows.
- Sensata Technologies, Inc.
- Sensata Technologies Incorporated
- Sensata Technologies, Incorporated
- Sensata, Inc.
- Sensata Inc.
- Sensata Incorporated
- Sensata, Incorporated
Sensata Technologies, Inc. has sister affiliates in other countries. Each affiliate has its own distinctive legal name that should be used, without modification, in its business dealings.
- Arc Shield
- First Technology
Intellectual Property Counsel & Copyrights
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Sensata further grants permission to non–profit, educational institutions (specifically K–12, universities and community colleges) to download, reproduce, display and distribute the information on these pages solely for use in the classroom. This permission is conditioned on not modifying the information, retaining all copyright notices and including on all reproduced information the following credit line: “Courtesy of Sensata Technologies, Inc.”. Please send us a note describing your use of this information under the permission granted in this paragraph. Send the note and describe the use according to the request for permission explained below.
Please send requests for permission, beyond the preceding two grants, to make copies of the information on these pages to:Sensata Technologies, Inc.
Attn: Intellectual Property Counsel
529 Pleasant Street, MS B-1
Attleboro, MA 02703
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These permissions terminate if the use of this information under these limited permissions adversely affects the reputation of Sensata, as determined solely by Sensata. These permissions also terminate if you breach any of these terms and conditions. Upon termination you agree to destroy all copies of information downloaded from this site.
Copyright laws and other intellectual property laws in the United States and other countries protect the information presented on these pages. Use of any of this information beyond these limited permissions is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in civil and criminal penalties. Except as stated herein, the information on these pages of the World Wide Web may not be copied in any form or by any means without Sensata’s prior written consent.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Sensata Technologies maintains a corporate policy prohibiting all improper or unethical payments to government officials anywhere in the world. Our policy is:
No company officer, employee or agent has authority to offer, promise, make or facilitate the making of payments to a foreign official to induce that official to affect any government act or decision in a manner that will assist the Company or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries or divisions to obtain or retain business or any advantage. Furthermore, every officer, employee and agent is obligated by company policy and federal law to keep books, records, and accounts that accurately and fairly reflect all transactions and disposition of Company assets.
Anti-Bribery Provisions of the FCPA
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) generally applies to all US corporations, partnerships and other business organization (generically, a “company”), as well as all persons acting on behalf of those entities. For purposes of this discussion, suffice it to say that the FCPA applies to Sensata, its corporate affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as their officers, directors, agents and shareholders.
The FCPA prohibits any payment or offer of payment to a “foreign official” for the purpose of influencing that official to assist in obtaining or retaining business or any other advantage for a company. “To obtain business or any advantage” includes, for example, a reduction in taxes, a favorable change in regulations, tolerance of non-compliance with local rules, or other favors or preferential treatment. The business to be obtained or retained does not need to be with a foreign government or foreign government instrumentality.
The FCPA applies to any act or event that is “in furtherance of” a payment to a foreign official. Further, the “payment” clause of the FCPA is broadly phrased. It covers not only the actual payment of money but also an offer, promise or authorization of the payment of money and an offer, gift, promise or authorization of the giving of “anything of value.” Even if the improper payment is not consummated, just offering it violates the FCPA. Likewise, instructing, authorizing, or allowing a third party to make a prohibited payment on the Company’s behalf, ratifying a payment after the fact, or making a payment to a third party knowing or having reason to know that it will likely be given to a government official constitute FCPA violations. “Anything of value” includes not only cash and cash equivalents, but also gifts, entertainment, travel expenses, accommodations, and anything else of tangible or intangible value.
The FCPA applies to payments to foreign officials. A “foreign official” means any officer or employee of a foreign government, regardless of rank, employees of government-owned or government-controlled businesses, foreign political parties, party officials, candidates for political office, and employees of public international organizations (such as the United Nations or World Bank). In addition to the FCPA, there are additional international laws outlawing bribery and corruption with which Sensata and its affiliates, subsidiaries and employees must comply, including the UN Convention against Corruption and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
Record Keeping Requirements of the FCPA
In addition to its anti-bribery provisions, the FCPA also imposes certain accounting requirements on companies. Specifically, the FCPA requires that a company maintain books, records and accounts that, in reasonable detail, accurately reflect the transactions and dispositions of that company. In order to comply with these requirements, it is imperative that Sensata employees, agents and others acting on its behalf maintain complete and accurate records with respect to all transactions undertaken on behalf of Sensata. “Records” includes virtually all forms of business documentation, including accounts, correspondence, memorandums, tapes, discs, papers, books, and other documents or transcribed information of any type. This applies to all payments, not just sums that would be “material” in the traditional financial sense.
Guidelines for FCPA Compliance
The consequences of failing to comply with the FCPA are potentially disastrous for a company and its employees. Violation of the FCPA and related laws by a Sensata employee can result in millions of dollars in civil and/or criminal fines against the Company and can subject the employee to prosecution, criminal fines, and imprisonment, as well as disciplinary action by Sensata, including dismissal. Note that the FCPA states that fines and penalties imposed upon individuals may not be paid directly or indirectly by any corporation for which they may have acted.
Accordingly, we have developed guidelines for complying with the FCPA and related laws. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure full compliance with the FCPA and related laws and continuation of our record in maintaining lawful and ethical dealings in business transactions throughout the world.
The following rules have been established for all employees, directors, agents and shareholders acting on behalf of Sensata and its affiliates:
- Except as expressly provided elsewhere in this statement of policy, no payment or gift of any kind whatsoever may be promised, offered or made to any foreign official, regardless of rank; or any person, while knowing or being aware of a high probability that all or a portion of any payment will be offered, given or promised, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official.
- Notwithstanding the foregoing, expenditures for meals, entertainment and other normal social amenities with respect to foreign officials are permitted provided they are not extravagant and otherwise conform to the laws and customs of the country in which the expenditures are incurred. All such hospitality must be reasonable in amount, must be offered in good faith only in connection with the promotion, demonstration or explanation of company products or services or the execution or performance of a contract with a foreign government or agency thereof, and must be lawful under applicable local law. In no event may any hospitality be offered or provided in return for any favor or benefit to the Company or to influence improperly any official decision.
- Similarly, gifts may be given to foreign officials only if the gifts are not in cash, of nominal value and conform to laws and normal social customs in the official’s country.
- The making of improper charitable contributions on behalf of foreign officials may also have severe consequences under the FCPA for the Company and involved employees. In no instance may an employee or a business unit make a donation payment at the behest of a foreign official or to an organization affiliated with a foreign official or his close relatives without first obtaining approval from the General Counsel.
- Complete and accurate records sufficient to show compliance with the above rules, the FCPA generally, and any other policies of Sensata must be maintained at all times.
Political Parties or Officials. All contributions of money or services to political parties or officials thereof or to candidates for political office outside the United States are expressly prohibited.
Retaining Agents. Because the actions of a third party acting as an agent or representative of a company can expose that company to liability under the FCPA, great care should be taken in the retention of such agents and representatives. A sufficient investigation should be undertaken to ensure that any such representative does not intend to engage in any improper practices. In determining whether to engage a particular representative, factors such as the representative’s reputation and qualifications, the manner and reasonableness of compensation, the relationship, if any, between the owners and employees of the representative and a foreign official, the presence or absence of any secret partners, the willingness of the representative to fully disclose its relationship with us and the legality of the relationship under local law must be considered.
Government-Owned Businesses. In many countries it is a common practice for government officials to own or operate business enterprises. While the FCPA and related laws do not prohibit legitimate business relationships with business enterprises owned or controlled by foreign officials, great care must be taken to avoid any association with any such enterprise in circumstances that might constitute an evasion of the FCPA.
Retention of Professionals. No person acting on behalf of Sensata may enter into any transaction with agents, contractors, consultants, lawyers or other persons that is intended or designed to permit such persons to circumvent currency, tax or other laws of a foreign country. Any transaction that has the appearance of permitting any person to circumvent such laws must be avoided. Particular care must be taken in respect to “split payments” (i.e., payments for services that are made outside the country in which the services are performed, other than payments in the country in which the provider of the services is incorporated and has an established presence, or payments inside the country in other than the local currency). Company employees must be conscious of any other “red flags” that may be present or arise. A “red flag” is a fact or circumstance that serves as a warning signal that an intermediary may act corruptly. It is the responsibility of the employee that observes a red flag to either resolve such red flag by further investigation or to refer the matter to the General Counsel. A non-exclusive list of examples of red flags is below:
- Rumors regarding unethical or suspicious conduct by an employee, marketing representative, consultant, agent, or other business partner, or by a government official;
- Unnecessary third parties or multiple intermediaries;
- Requests for payments to a third party rather than the consultant or agent;
- Requests for payments in a third country;
- Business in a country with bribery problems (Examples of countries with a history of bribery problems include, but are not limited to Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Haiti, Myammar, Iraq, Guinea, Sudan, Congo, Chad, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Equatorial Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Cambodia, Venezuela, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Egypt, Ecuador, Bolivia & Kenya);
- Requests for payments in cash;
- Requests for unusually large commissions or other payments, or payments that appear excessive for the service rendered;
- Political contributions;
- Requests for reimbursement of expenses that are poorly documented;
- Incomplete or inaccurate information in required disclosures;
- Refusal to certify compliance.
Any transaction, no matter how seemingly insignificant, that might give rise to a violation of the FCPA must promptly be reported to either the Company’s Ethics Director or General Counsel or, if the employee so desires, such report may be made through the Company’s Ethics Hotlines: https://sensata.alertline.com/gcs/welcome (for Netherlands, Belgium and Bulgaria) or https://www.sensataethicshotline.com/ (for all other locations). All such reports will be treated as confidential, to be used only for the purpose of addressing the specific problem they address. Such reports will be shared by Sensata management and other authorized individuals only on a need-to-know basis. As long as a report is made honestly and in good faith, Sensata will take no adverse action against any person based on the making of such a report. Employees must note, however, that failure to report known or suspected wrongdoing of which an employee has knowledge may, by itself, subject that employee to disciplinary action.
Any questions concerning the FCPA and related reporting requirements may be addressed to the Legal Department.
Preambles to Incoterms 2000
EXW Ex Works (named place of delivery)
The seller makes the goods available at its premises. This term places the maximum obligation on the buyer and minimum obligations on the seller. The Ex Works term is often used when making an initial quotation for the sale of goods without any costs included. EXW means that a seller has the goods ready for collection at his premises (works, factory, warehouse, plant) on the date agreed upon. The buyer pays all transportation costs and also bears the risks for bringing the goods to their final destination. The seller doesn't load the goods on collecting vehicles and doesn't clear them for export. If the seller does load the good, he does so at buyer's risk and cost. If parties wish seller to be responsible for the loading of the goods on departure and to bear the risk and all costs of such loading, this must be made clear by adding explicit wording to this effect in the contract of sale.
FCA Free Carrier named place of delivery)
The seller hands over the goods, cleared for export, into the disposal of the first carrier (named by the buyer) at the named place. The seller pays for carriage to the named point of delivery, and risk passes when the goods are handed over to the first carrier.
CIP Carriage and Insurance Paid To (named place of destination)
The containerized transport/multimodal equivalent of CIF. Seller pays for carriage and insurance to the named destination point, but risk passes when the goods are handed over to the first carrier.
CPT Carriage Paid To (named place of destination)
The seller pays for carriage. Risk transfers to buyer upon handing goods over to the first carrier.
DAT Delivered at Terminal (named terminal at port or place of destination)
Seller pays for carriage to the terminal, except for costs related to import clearance, and assumes all risks up to the point that the goods are unloaded at the terminal.
DAP Delivered at Place (named place of destination) [PDF file, 1 page]
Seller pays for carriage to the named place, except for costs related to import clearance, and assumes all risks prior to the point that the goods are ready for unloading by the buyer.
DDP Delivered Duty Paid (named place of destination)
Seller is responsible for delivering the goods to the named place in the country of the buyer, and pays all costs in bringing the goods to the destination including import duties and taxes. This term places the maximum obligations on the seller and minimum obligations on the buyer.
Incoterms 2010 for international trade where transportation is entirely conducted by water are:
FAS Free Alongside Ship (named port of shipment)
The seller must place the goods alongside the ship at the named port. The seller must clear the goods for export. Suitable only for maritime transport but NOT for multimodal sea transport in containers (see Incoterms 2010, ICC publication 715). This term is typically used for heavy-lift or bulk cargo.
FOB Free On Board (named port of shipment)
The seller must load the goods on board the vessel nominated by the buyer. Cost and risk are divided when the goods are actually on board of the vessel (this rule is new!). The seller must clear the goods for export. The term is applicable for maritime and inland waterway transport only but NOT for multimodal sea transport in containers (see Incoterms 2010, ICC publication 715). The buyer must instruct the seller the details of the vessel and the port where the goods are to be loaded, and there is no reference to, or provision for, the use of a carrier or forwarder. This term has been greatly misused over the last three decades ever since Incoterms 1980 explained that FCA should be used for container shipments.
CFR Cost and Freight (named port of destination)
Seller must pay the costs and freight to bring the goods to the port of destination. However, risk is transferred to the buyer once the goods are loaded on the vessel (this rule is new!). Maritime transport only and Insurance for the goods is NOT included. This term is formerly known as CNF (C&F).
CIF Cost, Insurance, and Freight (named port of destination)
Exactly the same as CFR except that the seller must in addition procure and pay for the insurance. Maritime transport only.