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Addgene Terms of Purchase

Addgene's Terms of Purchase

Last Updated: Feb. 28, 2020

Addgene's Terms of Purchase state the terms and conditions upon which you may use this web site to order biological materials as further described throughout the Addgene web site (the "Materials").


Ordering of Materials: to order Materials from Addgene, your Institution must first agree to, and accept, the applicable Material Transfer Agreement(s) (MTA) prior to distribution of your order. The applicable MTA is between your Institution and the provider of the Materials. Addgene facilitates the distribution of Materials and charges a fee for that service.

Transparency & Privacy Policy: Addgene values your trust and understands the concerns you may have regarding your information. This Transparency & Privacy Policy is meant to give you a clear and concise understanding of our information collection and privacy protection processes. Please see our Transparency & Privacy Policy.

Security: We take the security of your information very seriously. Our website protects your information during transfer using encryption technologies such as Transport Level Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For security purposes, Addgene does not process nor store your credit card information. It never touches our servers and so is never seen by us. Instead, we use a payment gateway service called USAePay, a Level-1 PCI compliant company. Visit USAePay’s page for more information about service and security.

Scope of Use: your use of the Materials is governed by the applicable MTA(s) between your Institution and the provider of the Materials, and by any other applicable safety statutes and regulations that may apply at your place of work.

Proprietary Rights: except as expressly set forth in these Standard Terms of Purchase or the applicable MTA(s), no other assets or rights of Addgene or the provider of the Materials, respectively, are being sold, granted, licensed, or conveyed to you.

Payment; Shipping: payments may be made by purchase order or credit card. Unless payment in advance is required by Addgene, payments due to Addgene shall be invoiced to you and due within thirty (30) days after the date of invoice. Any payments not made within such thirty (30) day period may be subject to an interest charge of one percent (1%) per month or the maximum rate allowed by applicable law, whichever is less. You are responsible for all taxes, duties, tariffs and permit fees assessed in connection with your purchase of the Materials. You will, upon demand, pay to Addgene an amount equal to any such tax(es), duties, tariffs and permit fees actually paid or required to be collected or paid by Addgene. Addgene shall have no obligation hereunder to accept your order unless you have satisfied the requirements of Addgene's applicable credit approval process and have satisfied any additional credit requirements imposed by Addgene, which may include providing Addgene with a deposit, letter of credit, or payment in advance, as requested.

Addgene will package the Materials for shipping in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. You are solely responsible for ensuring that all permits required to receive your order are obtained and that sufficient proof of such permits is provided to Addgene where necessary. Addgene will notify you when orders are submitted without the necessary permits, and you will have a one (1) month period after such notification to supply proof of the necessary permit(s) before an order will be cancelled. A processing fee may be charged if special processing or packaging is necessary. All Materials are shipped "(Incoterms 2020) CPT Addgene, Watertown, Massachusetts USA" unless otherwise agreed to in writing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Material is lost or damaged during shipment, Addgene may replace such Material at no additional charge, provided that you have reported lost or damaged shipments to the applicable carrier and notified Addgene's Customer Service Team within fourteen (14) days from invoice date. Each invoice will be mailed the following day after Material is shipped from the point of shipment.

Refund Policy: any Materials delivered pursuant to an order filled through this web site are understood to be experimental in nature and may have hazardous properties. Should Addgene deliver to you Materials that were not requested under your order, then Addgene shall, in its discretion, either replace the wrongfully delivered Materials or refund the processing fee (exclusive of shipping and handling) paid by you for such Materials, provided that such matters are brought to Addgene's attention in writing within ten (10) days of receipt of such Materials.

Links: this web site may contain links to web sites operated by other parties. The linked sites are not under the control of Addgene, and Addgene is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the other web sites, and unless otherwise specified, does not imply any relationship, sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with such web site or organization. Addgene provides links to other web sites as a convenience to users, and access to any others web sites linked to this web site is at your own risk.

Modifications: we may modify these Standard Terms of Purchase at any time by posting the modified version on this web site and revising the "last updated" notice at the top of this page. Modifications to these Standard Terms of Purchase will automatically be effective for orders made immediately after they are posted on this web site.

Conflicts: in the event of a conflict between these Standard Terms of Purchase and the applicable MTA(s) that governs your use of the Materials, the applicable MTA(s) shall prevail.

If you have any questions about our Standard Terms of Purchase, please contact Addgene at [email protected]