Terms and Conditions of Business
Registered & Trading Address:
Atom Scientific Limited
Unit 2A East Tame Business Park, Rexcine Way
Hyde, Greater Manchester
SK14 4GX, United Kingdom
Reg No: 07250030 | Vat No: GB102331775
These terms may have changed since you last reviewed them or visited our site.
This policy was last updated on 29.07.2022
Where to find information about us and our products
You can find everything you need to know about us, Atom Scientific Limited, and our products on our website or in our catalogue before you order. We also confirm the key information to you in writing after you order, either by email, in your online account or on paper.
We don't give business customers all the same rights as consumers
For example, business customers can't cancel their orders, they have different rights where there is a problem with a product and we don't compensate them in the same way for losses caused by us or our products. Where a term applies just to businesses or just to consumers, this is clearly stated. You are a business customer if you are buying products wholly or mainly for use in connection with your trade, business, craft or profession, even if you are an individual.
Shipping & Delivery
All Atom Scientific orders are delivered by a tracked ADR Approved Courier service.
Our Standard Delivery Charge for orders under 20Kg and within Limited Quantity is £15.95 (excl VAT) for Mainland UK.
There is a shipment charge calculator built in to the shopping cart that will show you the options available to you based on the product you are ordering. This will automatically appear on the right hand side of your screen as soon as you add a product to your basket.
Shipping of hazardous chemicals
All of our Distribution are qualified in shipment of hazardous products for Road, Air and Sea.
All hazardous products offered by this company will ONLY be shipped by approved ADR Approved Courier.
All hazardous products are shipped in Limited Quantity, and this means we have restrictions on the size of container we can ship.
All parcels will be marked up appropriately and each and every parcel will have a relevant warning statement on advising on what to do in the event of a leak. Please pay close attention to any label on our parcels.
The company has appointed APC Overnight, www.apc-overnight.com (http://www.ukmail.com) for all deliveries.
This service is routinely a Next Working Day Service if an order is received by 12 pm.
The company has appointed DHL, www.dhl.com (http://www.dhl.com) for all European deliveries.
We currently offer courier services into 33 countries within Europe. Service to these countries take 2 to 5 working days. Hazardous goods may only be shipped to the countries highlighted in red.
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands**, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France (mainland only), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland**, Italy (mainland only), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (mainland only), Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (mainland only) Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.
**A Dangerous Goods Note is required for shipment to this location, a surcharge of £10 will be applicable and we will contact you the time of purchase to arrange.
Delivery of any goods ordered from us shall be at the place stated in the order (as accepted by us) provided that if you have not received the goods within 14 days of our advice note that the goods have been dispatched you shall immediately inform us.
Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only and we shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the goods howsoever caused. Time of delivery shall not be of the essence unless previously agreed with you in writing.
Goods may be delivered by us in advance of any quoted delivery date.
If we fail for any reason other than a cause outside or beyond our reasonable control, and we are accordingly liable to you our liability is limited to the excess (if any) of the cost to you of similar goods to replace those not delivered, over the price of the goods in question.
If you fail to take delivery of the Goods or do not give us adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery then without prejudice to any other right or remedy we may have, we may:
Risk in the Property
Risk of damage to or loss of the goods shall pass to you at the time of delivery or if you wrongfully fail to take delivery of the goods., the time when we tendered delivery.
Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the goods, or any other provision in those Terms and Conditions the property in the goods shall not pass until we receive payment in full for the goods.
Until such time as property in the goods passes to you we shall not at any time be entitled to require you to delivery up the goods to us as if you fail to do so, to enter any premises where the goods are stored and repossess them.
You agree that you are not entitled and will not pledge or in any way charge by way of securing for any indebtedness in the goods which remain our property.
If you are a business customer this is our entire agreement with you
If you are a business customer these terms constitute the entire agreement between us in relation to your purchase. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by us or on our behalf which is not set out in these terms and that you have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.
We only accept orders when we've checked them
We contact you to confirm we've received your order and we accept it when we dispatch or supply the product and confirm dispatch or supply to you.
Sometimes we reject orders
Sometimes we reject orders, for example, because a product is unexpectedly out of stock, because a credit reference we have obtained is unsatisfactory, because we can't verify your age (where the product is age-restricted), because you are located outside the UK OR our delivery areas, as stated on our website or because the product was mispriced by us. When this happens, we let you know as soon as possible and refund any sums you have paid.
We charge you when you order
However, for some products we take payment at regular intervals, as explained to you during the order process. If your product is goods (rather than digital content or services), you will own it once we have received payment in full.
If you are a business customer you have no set-off rights
If you are a business customer all amounts due under this agreement (from you to us or from us to you) shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
We charge interest on late payments
If we're unable to collect any payment you owe us we charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% a year above the Bank of England base rate from time to time. This interest accrues on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You pay us the interest together with any overdue amount.
We pass on increases in VAT
If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.
We're not responsible for delays outside our control
If our supply of your product is delayed by an event outside our control, we contact you as soon as possible to let you know and do what we can to reduce the delay. As long as we do this, we won't compensate you for the delay, but if the delay is likely to be substantial you can contact our Customer Service Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 366 5123 to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for in advance, but not received, less reasonable costs we have already incurred.
Products can vary slightly from their pictures
A product's true colour may not exactly match that shown on your device or in our marketing or its packaging may be slightly different.
You're responsible for making sure your measurements are accurate
If we're making or supplying the product to measurements you provide, you're responsible for making sure those measurements are correct.
We charge you if you don't give us information we need or do preparatory work as agreed with us
We charge you additional sums if you don't give us information we've asked for about how we can access your property for delivery, installation or to provide services or if you don't do preparatory work for installation, as agreed with us. For example, we might need to re-deliver on another vehicle or with extra manpower or reschedule services.
If you are a consumer and you bought online, by mail order, over the telephone or on your doorstep, you have a legal right to change your mind
Your legal right to change your mind. For most of our products bought online, by mail order, over the telephone or on your doorstep, you have a legal right to change your mind about your purchase and receive a refund of what you paid for it, including the delivery costs. This is subject to some conditions, as set out below.
When you can't change your mind. You can't change your mind about an order for:
The deadline for changing your mind. If you change your mind about a product you must let us know no later than 14 days after:
How to let us know. To let us know you want to change your mind, contact our Customer Service Team via email email@example.com or 0161 366 5123.
You have to return the product at your own cost. If your product is goods, you have to return it to us within 14 days of your telling us you have changed your mind. Returns are at your own cost, unless we offered free returns when you bought the goods.
Send the product back to us, using an established delivery service. If you do this you should keep a receipt or other evidence from the delivery service that proves you have sent it and when you sent it. If you don’t do this and we don’t receive the goods at all or within a reasonable time we won't refund you the price. For help with returns, including our collection arrangements for goods which can't be posted, see our Returns Process or contact our Customer Service Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 366 5123.
You have to pay for services you received before you change your mind. If you bought a service we don't refund you for the time you were receiving it before you told us you'd changed your mind.
When and how we refund you. If your product is a service, digital content or goods that haven't been delivered or that we're collecting from you, we refund you as soon as possible and within 14 days of you telling us you've changed your mind. If your product is goods that you're sending back to us, we refund you within 14 days of receiving them back from you (or receiving evidence you've sent them to us). We refund you by the method you used for payment. We don't charge a fee for the refund.
You can end an on-going contract.
We tell you when and how you can end an on-going contract with us (for example, for regular services or a subscription to digital content or goods) during the order process and we confirm this information to you in writing after we've accepted your order. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service Team: email@example.com or 0161 366 5123.
You have rights if there is something wrong with your product
Return the product to us. If you think there is something wrong with your product, you must contact our Customer Service Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 366 5123.
Your rights and remedies if you are a consumer. We honour our legal duty to provide you with products that are as described to you on our website and that meet all the requirements imposed by law. Your legal rights are summarised below. These are subject to certain exceptions. For detailed information please visit the Citizens Advice website www.citizensadvice.org.uk. Remember too that You have several options for resolving disputes with us.
Summary of your key legal rights
If your product is goods, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says goods must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. During the expected lifespan of your product your legal rights entitle you to the following:
· Up to 30 days: if your goods are faulty, then you can get a refund.
· Up to six months: if your goods can't be repaired or replaced, then you're entitled to a full refund, in most cases.
· Up to six years: if your goods do not last a reasonable length of time you may be entitled to some money back.
If your product is services, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says:
· You can ask us to repeat or fix a service if it's not carried out with reasonable care and skill, or get some money back if we can't fix it.
· If a price hasn't been agreed upfront, what you're asked to pay must be reasonable.
· If a time hasn't been agreed upfront, it must be carried out within a reasonable time.
Your rights if you are a business. We warrant that on delivery any products which are goods shall:
Your remedies if you are a business. Unless an exception applies (see Exceptions to business customers' warranty) if:
we shall, at our option, repair or replace the defective product, or refund the price of the defective product in full and this will be your only remedy for breach of the warranty. These terms shall apply to any repaired or replacement products supplied by us.
Exceptions to business customers' warranty. We will not be liable for a product's failure to comply with the business customer warranty (see Your rights if you are a business) if:
We can change products and these terms
Changes we can always make. We can always change a product:
Changes we can only make if we give you notice and an option to terminate. We can also make the following types of change to the product or these terms, but if we do so we'll notify you and you can then contact our Customer Service Team: email@example.com or 0161 366 5123 to end the contract before the change takes effect and receive a refund for any products you've paid for in advance, but won't receive:
We can suspend supply (and you have rights if we do)
We can suspend the supply of a product. We do this to:
We let you know, may adjust the price and may allow you to terminate. We contact you in advance to tell you we're suspending supply, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we suspend the product for longer than 14 days in any quarterly period we adjust the price so you don't pay for it while its suspended. If we suspend supply, or tell you we're going to suspend supply, for more than three months you can contact our Customer Service Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 366 5123 to end the contract and we'll refund any sums you've paid in advance for products you won't receive.
We can withdraw products
We can stop providing a product, such as an ongoing service or a subscription for digital content or goods. We let you know at least 14 days in advance and we refund any sums you've paid in advance for products which won't be provided.
We can end our contract with you
We can end our contract with you for a product and claim any compensation due to us if:
We don't compensate you for all losses caused by us or our products
Our liability to consumers. We're responsible for losses you suffer caused by us breaking this contract unless the loss is:
Our liability to businesses. If you're a business, then, except in respect of the losses described in Losses we never limit or exclude:
Losses we never limit or exclude. Nothing in these terms shall limit or exclude our liability for:
No implied terms about goods. Except to the extent expressly stated in Your rights if you are a business, we exclude all terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.
We use your personal data as set out in our Privacy Notice
How we use any personal data you give us is set out in our Privacy Notice.
You have several options for resolving disputes with us
Our complaints policy. Our Customer Service Team: email@example.com or 0161 366 5123 will do their best to resolve any problems you have with us or our products.
Resolving disputes without going to court[ (consumers only)]. Alternative dispute resolution is an optional process where an independent body considers the facts of a dispute and seeks to resolve it, without you having to go to court. You can submit a complaint to COMMS ADR through their website at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're not satisfied with the outcome you can still go to court.
You can go to court. These terms are governed by English law. If you are a consumer then, wherever you live, you can bring claims against us in the English courts and if you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, you can also bring claims against us in the courts of the country you live in. If you are a consumer we can claim against you in the courts of the country you live in. If you are a business you irrevocably agree to submit all disputes arising out of or in connection with our contract with you to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Other important terms apply to our contract
We can transfer our contract with you, so that a different organisation is responsible for supplying your product. We'll tell you in writing if this happens and if you are a consumer we'll ensure that the transfer won't affect your rights under the contract.
You can only transfer your contract with us to someone else if we agree to this. We may not agree. If you're a business you need our agreement to transfer your contract with us and it's entirely up to us whether we give it.
Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between you and us. Nobody else can enforce it and neither of us will need to ask anybody else to sign-off on ending or changing it.
If a court invalidates some of this contract, the rest of it will still apply. If a court or other authority decides that some of these terms are unlawful, the rest will continue to apply.
Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. We might not immediately chase you for not doing something (like paying) or for doing something you're not allowed to, but that doesn’t mean we can't do it later.