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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (THE "TERMS") CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE (THE "SITE").

EACH TIME YOU USE THIS SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ACCEPTED THESE TERMS.

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS - DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

Authorisation

You may not use "spiders", "bots", or otherwise generate automated queries to the Site or "scrape" or otherwise download materials from the Site for any reason.

Definitions

Antibody Supply Service:

Antibody Supply Service Limited (registered in England and Wales with Company Number 9563058), Cambridge, CB2 9HD, UK

Customer:

Any person or organisation purchasing Products from Antibody Supply Service.

Order:

The Customer’s order for Products as set out on the relevant Antibody Supply Service order form (either online or otherwise).

Product:

Products distributed by Antibody Supply Service on behalf of Antibody Supply Service's Suppliers and available through Antibody Supply Service’s catalogue.

Internal Research Purposes:

In Vitro use of Product by a party, its employees, and/or its agents as an end user in connection with its own internal research, development or educational use and expressly excludes use for Commercial Purposes.

Commercial Purposes:

Use for any commercial purpose of any kind, including without limitation: for any therapeutic, diagnostic, prophylactic or in vivo purpose; for resale or transfer in any form (including as part of a kit) to a third party; for analysis or reverse engineering of the Product; for manufacturing; for the provision of services to third parties.

Basis of Contract And Order Acceptance

1.

The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase the Products in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

2.

These Terms and Conditions apply to the exclusion of any other terms which the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing unless otherwise agreed with Antibody Supply Service in writing. Antibody Supply Service may amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time by posting a new version on its website.  The Terms and Conditions that will apply to Customer’s Order will be those in place at the time that the Order was submitted to Antibody Supply Service.

3.

Antibody Supply Service shall confirm in writing any Order placed by Customer and such confirmation will set out: delivery costs, arrangements for delivery, expected delivery time, and any other information relevant to the Order. Formal acceptance of the Order will take place when the Products are despatched at which point a contract shall be formed between the parties subject to these Terms and Conditions.

Supply Of Products

Ordering:

The following information is required to process an order: A Purchase Order Number (unless paying by credit card); Name, phone number and email address or fax number of the purchasing officer - so that Antibody Supply Service may confirm details of the order; Name, phone number and email address of the  researcher in case of query; and VAT number, where applicable.

Shipping and Delivery:

Shipments are made in accordance with Antibody Supply Service’s standard commercial practices via a carrier selected by Antibody Supply Service, unless otherwise agreed in writing between the parties.  Delivery times are approximate but Antibody Supply Service will use commercially reasonable efforts to complete delivery as set out on the Order acceptance confirmation.

Risk and Title:

Risk in Product passes on delivery. Title to Product does not pass until the Product has been paid for in cleared funds.

Inspection:

Packaging and Product should be inspected immediately upon receipt. Notification of damage, shortages or defects should be communicated to Antibody Supply Service immediately by e-mail or fax.

Return and Replacement Policy:

If the Product does not perform as described on the datasheet associated with the Product, Customer must notify Antibody Supply Service within 30 days of delivery providing details of the relevant protocol used.  Antibody Supply Service will then examine details of Customer’s protocol to determine whether the problem is protocol related or Product related.  For protocol-related problems, Antibody Supply Service experts will provide reasonable independent advice.  For Product-related problems, a replacement or refund will be offered as Customer’s sole remedy.

Incorrect Orders:

Antibody Supply Service may at its discretion, accept the return of any Product ordered incorrectly, subject to a 70% restocking charge on the items plus any shipping, handling and packaging costs. Antibody Supply Service will not accept returns of Products ordered incorrectly which have special shipping requirements including those shipped on dry ice and those hazardous for transport, any custom Products (including custom modified Products, custom formulations and custom pack size).

In the event of an incorrect Product being delivered, Customer must contact Antibody Supply Service immediately and store Products at 4°C in its original packaging and await further instruction.  Customer must not attempt to return the Product to Antibody Supply Service before prior authorisation has been received. For Products which have special shipping requirements including those shipped on dry ice, Customer must store as indicated on the applicable datasheet pending receipt of further instructions from Antibody Supply Service.

Price and Tax

Prices do not include freight and packing, VAT (or other applicable sales tax) or import duties where these are applicable.  Price and other information provided is subject to change without notice, and prices may be changed up to the time of despatch.  If prices change between the time of receipt of an Order and despatch, Antibody Supply Service will contact Customer in advance.

VAT number must be provided for Orders from Customers within the European Union. If Customer is not VAT registered or does not provide a valid number Antibody Supply Service must charge the 20% UK VAT rate on the order. If within the UK and Customer is eligible for zero rated supplies or VAT exempt Antibody Supply Service must receive a valid certificate with the order, (please fax to 01223 281 447), otherwise Antibody Supply Service must charge the standard rate of 20% VAT.

Invoicing and Payment

Invoices should be paid no later than 30 days after the invoice date, and Customers must themselves pay any bank charges that are incurred in making the payment. Full payment instructions will be set out on the invoice.  At any time and without notice, past due amounts under any invoice may be offset by Antibody Supply Service against overpayments, credits or any other amounts due to the customer from Antibody Supply Service.  Antibody Supply Service reserves the right to charge interest on any overdue payments at the rate of 4% per annum above the Bank of England base from time to time.

Antibody Supply Service accepts credit card, cheque, bank and wire transfer as methods of payment, for further details please email accounts@ab-y-ss.com.

Limited License and Use Limitations

All intellectual property rights relating to Products are solely and exclusively owned by Antibody Supply Service and its Suppliers.  In respect of Products Customer purchases from Antibody Supply Service, Antibody Supply Service grants to Customer a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, royalty-free licence under such intellectual property, to use such Product for Customer’s own Internal Research Purposes only.

Antibody Supply Service grants no other licence under such intellectual property rights to Customer in respect of Products purchased by it and in particular grants no licence to Customer to use any Product for any Commercial Purposes and sale of Product to Customer by Antibody Supply Service are expressly conditional upon Customer’s agreement and undertaking, which Customer gives upon placing an order for Product not to use Product for any purpose other than its own Internal Research Purposes. If Customer wishes to use an Antibody Supply Service Product for any purpose other than its own Internal Research Purposes Customer will require an additional licence from Antibody Supply Service, for which Customer must contact licensing@ab-y-ss.com.

Limitation of Liability and Exclusions

Antibody Supply Service shall not be liable for failure to perform any of its obligations resulting from circumstances beyond its reasonable control. Antibody Supply Service will notify Customers as soon as practically possible after it becomes aware of deficiencies in any Product supplied. Any claim relating to Product shall be limited to replacement or refund of original purchase price paid.

Antibody Supply Service will not be liable for any professional advice it may offer in relation to the use of Products nor any claims or applications not listed in the literature or any use other than Customer’s own Internal Research Purposes or the misuse of Products which will include using the Products for diagnostic, therapeutic or in vivo use in human subjects. Antibody Supply Service cannot provide a guarantee for all applications for which a specific reagent may be used. Further, information disclosed in Antibody Supply Service Product literature should not be considered as a recommendation to use Product in violation of any patents.

To the extent permitted by law, except for personal injury or death caused by Antibody Supply Service's negligence (for which no limit applies), Antibody Supply Service will not be liable (under contract, by negligence or any other way) for any indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the Products or this these Terms and Conditions even if Antibody Supply Service has been advised of the possibility of such damages and Antibody Supply Service's total aggregate liability for any loss or damage in respect of product or this agreement will not exceed the amount paid for Product under this order.

To the extent permitted by law, except as set out in these terms Antibody Supply Service disclaims and excludes all other warranties, conditions, terms, obligations and liabilities in respect of Product provided by Antibody Supply Service, express or implied, whether by statute, law, custom, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise, including without limitation those with respect to merchantability, quality, performance, non-infringement of third party rights or fitness or suitability for a particular purpose.

Confidentiality

A party (“Receiving Party”) shall keep in strictest confidence all technical or commercial know-how, specifications, inventions, processes or initiatives which are of a confidential nature and have been disclosed to the Receiving Party by the other party (“Disclosing Party”), its employees, agents or subcontractors and any other confidential information concerning the Disclosing Party’s business, its products and services which the Receiving party may obtain.  The Receiving Party shall only disclose such confidential information to those of its employees, agents and subcontractors who need to know it for the purpose of discharging the Receiving Party’s obligations under these Terms and Conditions, and shall ensure that such employees, agents and subcontractors comply with the obligations set out in this clause as though they were parties to the contract formed pursuant to these Terms and Conditions.  The Receiving Party may also disclose such of the Disclosing Party’s confidential information as is required by law, any governmental or regulatory authority or by a court of competent jurisdiction.

General

Contracts formed pursuant to these Terms and Conditions shall in all respects be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is or becomes invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, in any jurisdiction, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions and its validity and enforceability in any other jurisdiction shall not be affected.  Any failure (in whole or in part) to exercise or delay in exercising any right, power or remedy available under these Terms and Conditions or in law will not constitute a waiver of thereof.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to provide any rights to third parties to enforce any term.

Last Updated: 31/03/2016