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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.
The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United Kingdom and other copyright laws, and is the property of Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd. The collective work includes works that are licensed to Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd. Copyright 2003, Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd or purchasing Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd products. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use, or to place an order with Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd or to purchase Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorised by Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd
This site and the materials and products on this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.
Limitation of Liability
Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation of exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
In the event that a Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd product is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price, Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.
These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration or shopping process. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be terminated by Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination.
Use of Site
Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organisation.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd, Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).
We only deliver to Mainland UK. Delivery dates quoted shall be estimates only and whilst we will endeavour to meet such dates or individual requirements, we shall have no liability for any delay in despatch or delivery or for any loss occasioned thereby. We reserve the right to consolidate separate orders into a single delivery. We reserve the right to make delivery in installments, all such installments to be separately invoiced and paid for when due per invoice. Delivery rates are shown in the catalogue and are due per order and not per installment. The buyer must notify the seller within 5 working days of delivery of any discrepancy, loss or damage. We, the seller, must acknowledge this discrepancy, loss or damage. In the case of non-delivery the buyer must notify the seller within 5 working days of receipt of invoice or other notification of despatch. We reserve the right to make a re-delivery charge on all consignments if they are refused or cannot be delivered by our carrier to your preferred delivery point due to the fault of the buyer. Free, Next Day and Before Noon delivery options are only available to schools, colleges and academies. All private individuals and industrial customers must pay for standard 2-3 day delivery. Any customers selecting free delivery when not eligible will be contacted for additional payment; failing this the order will be cancelled and the payment left as a credit on their account. Some products and chemicals are subject to a carriage surcharge due to the hazardous or time precious nature of the items. This is £14.95 and will be automatically applied upon checkout; these products are not eligible for expedited delivery options.
- For educational establishments with a credit account
Standard delivery is defined as 2-3 days from despatch of goods from our premises - this service is free of charge for orders over £50+VAT. Orders below this amount will incur a £4.50+VAT delivery charge.
A next day delivery service can be provided for UK mainland deliveries (excluding deliveries with ADR products) with a supplementary charge of:
a) £6.50 +VAT for a next day service
b) £12.50 + VAT for a next day by midday service
- For all other customers (including private individuals & companies)
Standard delivery is defined as 2-3 days from despatch of goods from our premises.
a) £14.95+VAT standard delivery
b) £24.95+VAT for a next day service (not available for deliveries containing ADR products)
All major UK credit cards are accepted without surcharges. When placing your order the billing address must match your credit card's registered address.
All British mainland schools are eligible for a 30-day interest free credit account.
All prices quoted are based on current costs and are (except where agreed in writing) subject to variation without notice. Quotations provided are valid for 30 days. All prices are subject to V.A.T. at the prevailing rate at the time of invoice.
If an item ordered is out of stock, we will endeavour to supply the item as soon as possible. All items are subject to availability. From time to time items may be discontinued or withdrawn from sale.
Cancellation and Returns
Where received goods are faulty or delivered broken, customers can expect for the goods to be exchanged or credited against their account if an alternative is either unavailable or unacceptable. We reserve the right to cancel unused credit notes after 6 months. This returns process will be at our expense.
If a customer wishes to return goods for reasons other than faults or breakages, consideration will be given to all such requests. However such amendments, cancellations or returns must be with the seller’s permission and by prior agreement. The cost of the return will be at the customer’s expense, currently £15+VAT. Goods returned must be in their original packaging and in a re-saleable condition. Software licences and specially sourced non-catalogue items are non-returnable unless agreed otherwise. We reserve the right to make a handling charge of up to 50% of the value of the goods.
Terms of Payment
Payment in full in respect of all goods is due within 30 days of the invoice date. Payment in advance will be required for customers without credit facilities. If the Buyer fails to make any payment by the due date, then we the Seller, will be entitled to suspend any further deliveries to the Buyer or to cancel the contract. Late payment may result in a) our applying interest to the outstanding amounts at the rate of 8% above bank of England Base Rate, b) our enforcing our rights under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013.
Title of Goods
The goods shall remain the property of Breckland Scientific Supplies Ltd until full payment of the appropriate invoice.
We shall incur no liability for direct, indirect or consequential loss, injury or damage to persons or property from any cause whatsoever, as a result of the handling of goods not in accordance with any safety instructions which may be issued from time to time or supplied by us with the goods or with any Government regulations, Health & safety requirements or codes of practice from time to time in force. Any liability incurred by us for any direct and indirect or consequential loss injury or damage to persons or property resulting from any negligence, delay, defect or failure in the goods or from any cause whatsoever shall be limited to a sum equal to the charges for the goods or that part so affected. All goods are sold on the understanding that the buyer is solely responsible for determining the suitability of the goods for the purpose for which they are intended.
Trade Descriptions Act
All descriptions, images & illustrations etc. are intended to portray a general description of the goods offered. Due to our continuous effort to source improved product we reserve the right to substitute product of equal or improved specification without notice, and we accept no responsibility for any loss caused by such alterations, provided the product is of comparable quality.
No warranty is given or implied as to the effectiveness or shelf life of the goods provided or that they will be suitable for any particular purpose or for use under any specific circumstances. Purchasers are advised to test and examine goods prior to use and take great care in cases where the use and/or storage of the goods involve danger to persons and/or property.
Sale of Poisons & Chemicals
The sale of listed poisons is restricted by the Pharmacy and Poisons Act (1933). We only supply such items to persons requiring them for a) use or for resale in trade or business and b) scientific education or research. To purchase such poisons or chemicals we require a written order on an official order form and signed by the purchaser, stating name, address, trade, business or profession and purposes for which the poison is required. We do not supply private individuals with chemicals nor ship to residential addresses, regardless of whether it is the address of a business. The definition of a residential address is at our discretion. If an order containing chemicals is received with a residential invoice or shipping address (irrespective of whether that is also your place of work) the chemicals will be removed from your order or the order cancelled. If paid for by card, the money will be refunded to the same card, otherwise a credit note will be issued.
Health & Safety
The buyer has a responsibility to ensure all goods supplied are stored and used responsibly and in accordance with all the appropriate legislation requirements and recommendations. The buyer is responsible for taking all steps necessary to eliminate or reduce the risk to health and/or safety arising from the possession, storage and use of the goods. The products listed in this catalogue are intended for laboratory research or manufacturing use, and are not for any other purpose, including but not limited to, use in food or drink for human consumption, in pharmaceuticals or in medical devices.
The Breckland Saver Scheme Terms
The Breckland Saver Scheme, “The Scheme” is operated by Breckland Scientific Supplies Limited “The company”
The Scheme is open to Schools only in the Countries of England & Wales.
Schools wishing to participate in the Scheme must register and provide all the details requested to become a “member”
The Company reserves the right, at any time without notice, to:
(a) terminate the scheme
(b) decline membership
(c) on reasonable grounds, withdraw or cancel membership
(d) alter or amend the conditions of operation of the Scheme.
Reasonable grounds include:
(i) any abuse or attempted abuse of the scheme
(ii) any reasonable suspicion of dishonesty on the part of a member in connection with the scheme.
Members may be removed from the scheme at any time at the discretion of the Company.
Members can leave the Scheme at any time. By leaving all points accrued will be cancelled and will not be reinstated.
Members who do not place an order for more than 18 months will be deemed to have cancelled their membership and all points forfeited.
Points are collected on the value (excluding VAT) of product purchases made from the Company.
Points are currently collected at the rate of 2 points per whole pound spent
Points are attributed to products on a rounded down whole pound basis, and awarded to those products delivered and invoiced
The Company shall be entitled at any time to cancel points awarded if the relevant products to which such award relates are returned or cancelled for any reason and a refund of the purchase price is given or if the relevant products are exchanged for other products, unless such exchange is for products with an equivalent points value. Where the relevant products are exchanged for products of a lower points value The Company shall be entitled to cancel the balance of points between those originally collected and those collected in respect of the replacement products.
The current redemption value of points is one point equals one penny.
Each point has a nominal cash value of 0.0001 pence, thus redeeming points provides a 99.9999% discount from the normal selling price
We will not exchange points for cash and they are not transferable.
The rates of collection and redemption can be altered at the discretion of the Company.
All catalogue products can be purchased using points, plus any other goods and service that the company so wishes. If points are to be used for the purpose of purchasing products, this must be made clear at the point of ordering. Invoicing errors as a result will not be rectified, and full payment will be required.