Terms and Conditions for Taconic Models, Products and Services
"CUSTOMER" means each recipient of MODELS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES provided by TACONIC BIOSCIENCES, INC. ("TACONIC") including all institutions (including for-profit and not-for-profit entities) and the respective employees, agents and other researchers under the institution's direction or control.
"MODEL(S)" means lines of mice and rats supplied by TACONIC, their progeny obtained by breeding, crossbreeding, or any other means of propagation, and further includes any biological materials and/or derivatives of any MODEL.
"PRODUCT(S)" means biological materials and their derivatives supplied by TACONIC.
"SERVICE(S)" means projects conducted by TACONIC for a CUSTOMER.
Conditions of Use
CUSTOMER shall not use MODELS or PRODUCTS for any purpose other than research. CUSTOMER shall not sell or transfer MODELS or PRODUCTS to any third party without the prior written permission of TACONIC. In addition, special terms and conditions applicable to certain MODELS, PRODUCTS and SERVICES are set forth separately in the TACONIC webpages, catalogs, price lists, contracts or other documents. Such special terms and conditions shall also govern the sale of applicable MODELS, PRODUCTS and SERVICES by TACONIC, and by its agents and distributors.
CUSTOMER must adhere to acceptable standards for the humane care and use of animals and have the appropriate animal care and use policies in place. CUSTOMER shall ensure that all MODELS in their possession will be cared for, handled, used, stored, and disposed of in accordance with any and all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, and/or guidelines, including but not limited to the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
Limited Warranty for MODELS, PRODUCTS or SERVICES
TACONIC represents and warrants that at the time of delivery the ordered MODEL shall conform to the model number, genotype, and sex listed on the Taconic packing list delivered with such MODEL. CUSTOMER shall visually inspect each MODEL upon receipt to confirm the number and sex of MODEL received, and to visually determine any health or other issue which can be noted visually. Any health issue or issue which can be noted upon visual inspection shall be reported to TACONIC in writing within three (3) business days following delivery of a MODEL. If no written notice stating a health or quality control problem is provided within said three business-day time period then each MODEL shall be deemed accepted in this regard. In addition, CUSTOMER shall inspect each MODEL during the thirty (30) day time period following delivery and shall provide written notice to TACONIC stating any other reasons for rejection of a MODEL. If no written notice stating any other reason for rejection is provided within said thirty-day time period then each MODEL shall be considered fully accepted. In the event of any rejection of a MODEL for a valid reason, CUSTOMER's sole remedy and TACONIC's exclusive liability shall be, at TACONIC's option, either the replacement of the rejected MODEL or a refund of the fee paid for the MODEL.
CUSTOMER shall inspect each PRODUCT during the thirty (30) day time period following delivery and shall provide written notice to TACONIC stating any reason for rejection of a PRODUCT. In the event of rejection of a PRODUCT for a valid reason, CUSTOMER's sole remedy and TACONIC's exclusive liability shall be, at TACONIC's option, either the replacement of the rejected PRODUCT or a refund of the fee paid for the PRODUCT.
TACONIC warrants that it will perform each SERVICE with due care and in accordance with agreed-upon protocols or if no protocols are specifically agreed upon then in accordance with TACONIC's standard protocols for the SERVICE being provided. CUSTOMER shall review all SERVICES promptly following the report regarding the SERVICE is delivered to CUSTOMER. In the event of dissatisfaction, CUSTOMER shall provide written notice to TACONIC within thirty (30) days after the date that the report regarding the SERVICE is delivered to CUSTOMER. In the event that CUSTOMER provides a valid reason for dissatisfaction, TACONIC will, at its option, either re-perform the SERVICE or refund the fee paid for the SERVICE, and this shall be exclusive remedy of CUSTOMER.
No Other Warranty
MODELS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." TACONIC EXTENDS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WITH RESPECT TO MODELS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. TACONIC DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PATENT, TRADEMARK OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
Limitations of Liabilities
In no event shall TACONIC, including its directors, officers, employees and affiliates, be liable for any cause of action or for damages (including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages) arising out of MODELS, PRODUCTS or SERVICES, and further shall not be liable for any economic damage, injury to property or lost profits, whether based upon warranty, contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, even if TACONIC has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.
Unless prohibited by law, CUSTOMER expressly releases and discharges TACONIC from all causes of action or damages arising from purchasing or receiving MODELS, PRODUCTS, or SERVICES from TACONIC, and further agrees to defend and indemnify TACONIC from any costs or damages arising out of any third-party claims.
MODELS and PRODUCTS are delivered FCA (Incoterms 2020) to CUSTOMER's named location, however CUSTOMER shall pay all applicable container, packing, freight, insurance, and boarding fees, and also all customs, import, transaction, or other fees.
In order to assure animal welfare, TACONIC will occasionally reschedule shipments of MODELS due to extreme weather conditions. In such situations, TACONIC will contact CUSTOMER to inform them of the shipping embargo and discuss options to schedule a new shipment.
These Terms and Conditions, their interpretation, and all disputes between TACONIC and CUSTOMER arising in any manner, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. The federal and state courts located in the Northern District of New York shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any lawsuit arising out of or relating to the interpretation or enforcement of these Terms and Conditions, and CUSTOMER expressly consents to such jurisdiction.
Acceptance of delivery of MODELS, PRODUCTS or SERVICES shall be deemed agreement to these Terms and Conditions. No purchase order or other document transmitted by CUSTOMER that may modify the Terms and Conditions hereof, shall be in any way binding on TACONIC, and instead the Terms and Conditions set forth herein, including any special terms and conditions set forth separately in the webpage for a MODEL, PRODUCT or SERVICE, shall govern the sale of MODELS, PRODUCTS and SERVICES by TACONIC.