Terms & Conditions

Prices

Prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. Pricing and information are subject to change without notice and must be verified at time of order.

Fees


Domestic Orders

Handling Fees: Website Orders $20.00 per order, all other orders handling fee of $25.00 per order.
Dry Ice Fee: $25.00 per order
Minimum Order Fee: Orders for products totaling less than $100 are subject to a $20 minimum order fee.

International Orders
Handling Fee: $25 per order
Export Documentation Fee: $25.00 per order
Dry Ice Fee: $30.00 per order
Minimum Order Fee: Orders for products totaling less than $100 are subject to a $20 minimum order fee.

Shipping

Products are shipped by Federal Express overnight using the service necessary for product consideration ie Standard or Priority Service. Terms are FOB Shipping Point Athens, GA U.S.A. with shipping and handling added to invoice or billed to Buyers Federal Express account number.

Duties and Taxes

All duties and taxes on international orders are the responsibility of the recipient and will be assessed not by Athens Research & Technology but by the recipient's national customs agency.

Payment

Please pay by invoice. Athens Research & Technology does not issue statements.

Terms of sale are net 30 days date of invoice; all payments must be made in U.S. dollars. A 1.5% monthly late charge on account balances over 30 days will be added to your account.

With respect to checks, funds must be drawn on a U.S. bank and must be for the full amount of the invoice. Deductions made for bank, clearance or exchange charges will not be accepted. All checks returned are subject to an additional charge of $40.00. Payments made by wire transfer must include any bank charges associated with the transfer assessed by the payee's bank.

VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards are also accepted. Credit Card information is handled according to our Privacy Policy and considered secured data.

Bulk Quotations and Contracts

Quantity discounts are available for individual bulk orders or annual contracts. Please call for more specific information. We normally guarantee our quotations for 30 days.

Customer Requested Hold

All holds (reservations) must be requested by either email or fax. Athens Research & Technology will not hold product on the basis of a verbal request. If while the product is on hold, another customer asks for the material, Athens Research & Technology will call the customer who placed a hold on the item and ask the customer to issue a purchase order within 24 hours or release the hold.

Product Specifications

Specification sheets or certificates of analysis for the products Athens Research & Technology prepares are available on our website www.athensresearch.com. If you require lot specific information, please call Customer Service Department 706-546-0207 to request lot availability and lot specific certificates of analyses prior to placing your order.

Complaint Policy

All complaints must be lodged by the customer by phone or fax within 7 days of the product ship date.

Complaints may be of the following types:

  1. Problems with exterior labeling that caused delivery delays both domestic and international
  2. Packaging integrity: broken vials, under or over filled vials
  3. Errors and omissions in product information
  4. Product Quality: Product shipped does not meet Athens Research & Technology published specifications
  5. Order Processing Error: Product shipped is not the product the customer ordered, or is not the quantity the customer ordered.
  6. Federal Express errors
  7. Customer order errors, requests for wrong product, wrong quantity
  8. Customer need exceeds Athens Research & Technology specifications

Resolution of Customer complaints

After considering the timing and root cause of the complaint, Athens Research & Technology may

  1. Replace product
  2. Provide correct, complete documentation by email or fax
  3. Provide price adjustment

Complaints 6, 7, and 8 are not in the power of Athens Research & Technology to resolve.

Cancellation and Returns

All Athens Research & Technology products are warranted to meet specifications (purity, activity, concentration, etc.) as stated on the Specification Sheet or Certificate of Analysis that ships with the product. Suitability for applications not qualified in the Athens Research & Technology laboratory is not guaranteed and is not reason for return of product.

Athens Research & Technology will not replace or provide a refund for product that has been damaged due to improper handling and/or improper storage, including storage beyond normal shelf life.

Unauthorized returns are not eligible for credit and are subject to be returned to the sender, freight collect.

As for cancellation, an order for material in stock may be cancelled prior to shipping; an order for material that is being prepared per the customer request, including a product Athens Research & Technology may routinely prepare, but in a quantity that is not routine, is not subject to cancellation.

Warranty and Limitation of Liability

Unless otherwise expressly stated, all products listed herein are supplied for research use or further manufacturing only and should not be used for human therapeutic or diagnostic applications. The entire risk as to the performance of this product is assumed by you, the customer. Athens Research & Technology shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from use of the product. Any implied warranties relating to the product, including any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular research use or other purpose, are disclaimed.

The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Athens Research & Technology be responsible for lost profits or indirect or consequential damages, including but not limited to personal injuries, resulting from the use of the products.