I. WARRANTY

A: Clearfield Standard Warranty

Clearfield warrants to the original purchaser of the Product sold hereunder is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service, subject to exceptions stated herein.

B: Product Warranty

Refer to the Section IV “Product Warranty Classifications” below for terms of warranty as they apply to individual Clearfield Product Families. Products manufactured by Clearfield to customer prints and/or specifications are warranted for one (1) year or in accordance with the Product Warranty Classification section of this document. In all cases, the warranty period commences on the date of shipment to the original purchaser.

C: Warranty Claim Procedure

If any Product purchased from Clearfield is found defective under the above warranty, the following basic procedure must be followed:

a) Customer must contact Clearfield and obtain a Return Materials Authorization.

b) Following authorization, the Customer ships the product per Clearfield’s freight instructions to Clearfield’s manufacturing facility.

c) Clearfield shall repair or replace the defective Product at its sole option and discretion, and return the repaired or replacement Product to Customer's site, freight prepaid.

d) Note: If the Product is not found to be defective at Clearfield, the product will be returned to the Customer and the customer billed for freight in both directions.

(See “Return Authorization Procedures” below for additional details.)

D: Limitations of Warranty

CORRECTION OF DEFECTS BY REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT, AT THE OPTION OF CLEARFIELD INC, SHALL CONSTITUTE THE EXCLUSIVE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. CLEARFIELD SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE PRODUCT OR WITH AGREEMENT TO SELL PRODUCT TO BUYER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR SUMS PAID BY BUYER TO THIRD PARTIES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED UPON PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORT, BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY, PRINCIPLES OF INDEMNITY OR CONTRIBUTION, THE FAILURE OF ANY LIMITED OR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY TO ACHIEVE ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE.

CLEARFIELD WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LABOR OR MATERIALS COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH INSTALLATION OR INCORPORATION OF CLEARFIELD PRODUCTS AT CUSTOMER SITES, INCLUDING ANY COSTS OF ALTERATION, REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PRODUCT, OR ANY FIELD REPAIRS.

E: Other Limitations

Clearfield assumes no warranty liability regarding defects caused by:

1) Customer’s modification of Product, excepting installation activities described in Clearfield documentation.

2) Customer re-packaging of Product for shipment to third parties or destinations other than those originally shipped to by Clearfield, or any defects suffered during shipping where the Product has been re-packaged.

3) Customer’s installation or maintenance, excepting activities described in and performed in accordance with Clearfield documentation.

4) Customer’s improper or negligent use or application of Product.

5) Other causes external to the Product, including but not limited to accidents, catastrophe, acts of God, government action, war, riot, strikes, civil commotion, sovereign conduct, or the acts or conduct of any person or persons not party to or associated with Clearfield.

6) Environmental factors and weathering resulting in aging and damage not necessary or applicable to the function of the product.

II. RETURNS PROCEDURES/GUIDELINES

A: General: Return Material Authorization (RMA)

1) No Product may be returned without a Clearfield-assigned Return Materials Authorization number ("RMA number"), obtained by contacting a Clearfield inside sales representative. Any Product arriving at Clearfield without an RMA may be rejected.

2) All packages and correspondence MUST be marked with the RMA number. Any packages received without a visible RMA number may be rejected.

3) Product must be returned within thirty (30) days of issuance of an RMA number unless otherwise agreed upon in writing by Customer and Clearfield.

4) Product should be returned in original containers whenever possible. Clearfield is not liable for any shipping damage incurred during transport from Customer’s site to the Clearfield facility.

B: Defective Product Returns

1) Clearfield shall repair or replace the defective Product at its sole option and discretion.

2) Freight charges to return defective Product from Customer to Clearfield’s manufacturing facility will be freight collect. Clearfield will be responsible for freight costs to return replaced or repaired Product to the Customer’s facility.

3) Note: If the Product returned is not verified as being defective at Clearfield, the Product will be returned to the Customer and the Customer will be billed for freight in both directions.

C: Non-Defective Product Returns

1) Non defective Product purchased within the last 180 days in new (uninstalled) condition may be returned for credit (no cash refunds) at the discretion of Clearfield.

2) Custom Product (manufactured by Clearfield to customer prints and/or specifications or built to custom configurations) is non-cancelable and non-returnable.

3) Non-defective Product returns may be assessed a 10% to 50% restocking fee. Any applicable restocking fees will be communicated to Customer before an RMA number is issued by Clearfield.

4) All non-defective Product must be returned with the original test documentation to receive full credit. If this documentation is missing, Customer will be assessed the cost of re-testing the Product and/or recreating the documentation.

5) Freight charges for returning non-defective Product to Clearfield shall be prepaid by the Customer.

6) Credit for returned non-defective Product, minus any restocking fees, will be issued only after Product is received at Clearfield and inspected to ensure that all conditions for credit are satisfied.

Products returned in an unused but "incomplete" status (missing hardware, manuals, prints, etc.), will be assessed a restock charge. This "incomplete" return charge is in addition to any other applicable restock charge.

D: Repair or Refurbishment of Out-of-Warranty Products

1) Product outside of the warranty period or otherwise not covered under this warranty may be returned for repair or refurbishing at the discretion of Clearfield.

2) An estimated quote for the repair services will be provided by Clearfield at the time of RMA number request. Upon receipt of Product at Clearfield, a more exact quote for the repairs will be communicated to Customer.

3) If Customer elects to proceed with the repairs, the Product will be repaired, shipped, and Customer billed for the services performed.

4) Customer is responsible for inbound and outbound freight for out-of-warranty repairs.

The repair/refurbishment work is warranted as free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year.

III: PRODUCT WARRANTY CLASSIFICATIONS

Product Warranty Classification

COPPER CONNECTIVITY PRODUCTS

“Custom” Copper Assemblies (built to customer design/print) 1 Year
Copper Assemblies, designed and branded by Clearfield 3 years
Copper Accessories & Tools 1 Year or Mfg. Pass-through

FIBER CONNECTIVITY FRAMES, PANELS & PATCH CORD PRODUCTS

Cassettes 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
Fiber Frame Series (FxDS, FxHD Crossover, FxDS Standard) 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
Fiber Panel Series (FAP, FxDS, SCD, FxHD, SmartRoute) 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
Fiber Wall Boxes 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
Optical Components and Splitter 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
Fiber Patch Cords 1 Year
Fiber Assemblies 1 Year
Fiber Accessories & Tools 1 Year or Mfg. Pass-through

FIBER OUTSIDE PLANT PRODUCTS

FSC Cabinets 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
Pedestal and Pedestal Inserts (FPP, FDP) 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
Terminals (SmarTerminal, SCD) 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
FieldShield Pushable Fiber and Microduct 3 Years
Test Access Point (TAP) 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings
Fiber Protection Boxes (CraftSmart FPB) 3 Years connectivity/1 year housings

INSTALLATION EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS

FieldShield Assist Module 1 Year, excluding normal wear items
Other Clearfield branded Install Tools 1 Year, excluding normal wear items

THIRD PARTY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS AND EQUIPMENT

Products supplied by Clearfield but not designed, branded, or Manufacturer’s pass through warranty as manufactured by Clearfield applicable.

1) Normal wear items refer specifically to installation tools and components (such as cabinet keys and assist module belts and guides) which may experience wear under normal use activities.

2) “Housings” refer to plastic or sheet metals used in the fiber management or protection of the product. “Connectivity” refers to the glass fiber, cable, connectors, optical components, or terminations used in signal transmission and product function.