Addgene, Inc. Standard Terms of Purchase
Last Updated: Sep 8th, 2006
Addgene’s Standard 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”).
PLEASE READ THESE STANDARD TERMS OF PURCHASE CAREFULLY. YOU MUST
ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THESE TERMS OF PURCHASE
BY CLICKING ON THE “ACCEPT” BUTTON BELOW.
Ordering of Materials: to order Materials from Addgene, your
Institution must first agree to, and accept, the applicable Material
Transfer Agreement prior to distribution of your order. The applicable
Material Transfer Agreement is between your Institution and the
provider of the Materials. Addgene is not a party to that agreement.
Addgene facilitates the distribution of Materials and charges a fee
for that service but not for the Materials themselves.
Security: you can safely enter your entire credit card number via our
secure server, which encrypts all submitted information. Addgene’s
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among
the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It
encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card
number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the
information travels over the Internet.
Scope of Use: your use of the Materials is governed by the applicable
Material Transfer Agreement between your Institution and the provider
of the Materials, and by any applicable safety and other 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 Material Transfer Agreement, 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 check 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 will 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.
Addgene will notify you when orders are submitted without the
necessary permits, and you will have a two (2) month period after such
notification to supply proof of the necessary permit(s) before an
order will be cancelled. A processing fee will be charged if special
processing or packaging is necessary. All Materials are shipped Free
on Board (FOB) point of shipment, freight prepaid via carrier of our
choice and added to your invoice. If the Material is lost or damaged
during shipment, Addgene will 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
Department or exclusive distributor 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 10 days of receipt of such
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 Material Transfer Agreement that governs
your use of the Materials, the applicable Material Transfer Agreement
If you have any questions about our Standard Terms of Purchase, please
contact Addgene at firstname.lastname@example.org.