Terms & Conditions

Use of Site from acf

DC Biosciences authorises you to view and download the materials at this website. You may not modify the materials at this Site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. Any use of these materials on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. The materials at this Site are copyrighted and any unauthorised use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorisation to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.


DC Bioscience’s obligations with respect to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements under which they are provided and nothing on this Site should be construed to alter such agreements. Furthermore DC Biosciences does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials, software or services at this Site or any sites they link to. DC Biosciences may make changes to the materials and services at this Site, or to the products (and prices if applicable) described in them, at any time without notice. The materials and services at this Site may be out of date, and DC Biosciences makes no commitment to update the materials, products and services at this Site.

Linking to this Site

You may create links to this Site from other sites, but only with the expressed permission of an authorised signatory of DC Biosciences. Please contact DC Biosciences for details.


All orders placed by a Buyer are accepted and all contracts are made subject to the Terms which shall prevail and be effective notwithstanding any variations or additions contained in any order or other document submitted by the Buyer. No modification of these Terms shall be binding upon DC Biosciences unless made in writing by an authorised representative of DC Biosciences.

Company Information*

DC Biosciences (DCB) is a bioreagents and life science services company created by scientists. We are registered in Scotland, company number: SC303525. Registered Office Millars House. 41a Gray Street, Dundee DD5 2BJ VAT Registered No. 905 1468 37 www.dcbiosci.com.

Placing of orders

Every order made by the Buyer shall be deemed an offer by the Buyer to purchase Products from DCB and will not be binding on DCB until a duly authorised representative of DCB has accepted the offer made by the Buyer. DCB may accept orders from commercial, educational or government organisations and reserves the right to insist on a written order and/or references from the Buyer before proceeding. There is no minimum order value. At the time of acceptance of an order DCB will either arrange prompt dispatch from stock or the manufacture of material to satisfy the order. In the event of the latter DCB will indicate an estimated delivery date. In addition to all its other rights DCB reserves the right to refuse the subsequent cancellation of the order if DCB expects to deliver the Product on or prior to the estimated delivery date. If DCB is unable to deliver any Products by reason of any circumstances beyond its reasonable control, then the period for delivery shall be extended by the time lost.

Changes to order

Once an order from the Customer has been accepted by DCB, no subsequent modifications, additions or deletions whatsoever to the order or any specification or document to which the order refers will have effect on the Contract unless written by DCB. The acceptance by DCB of such instructions may be subject to such conditions (including conditions relating to price, delivery and payment) as may be agreed between DCB and the Customer.

Prices & Payments

Unless fixed prices have expressly been agreed or unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Customer shall purchase the products at DCB list price in effect on date of purchase order acknowledgement (or date of purchase order if no acknowledgement is provided). DCB has the right to change the list prices of its products from time to time, without notice to the Customer. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the date of invoice without any deduction. The date on which DCB has received the purchase price and can freely dispose of the same will be deemed the date of payment. The right to assert further damages remains unaffected. DCB is entitled to deliver against prepayment. All prices are net prices, that is, excluding statutory value added tax. All consumer, sales or indirect taxes, customs, examination and acceptance fees and all other taxes, fees or charges of any kind whatsoever which are imposed by public authorities or allocated to the business transaction between DCB and the Customer shall be paid by the Customer in addition to the prices indicated on the offer or the invoice. We use Sage Pay to collect/process transaction information and you can view Sage Pay’s security policy at http://www.sagepay.co.uk/policies/security-policy

Refunds Policy

If after you receive our Product, find that the Product is defective, or you do not agree with our policies or the terms of the License Agreement, you will be issued a full refund, exchange or credit for this Product. In the case of replacing the Product, you will be responsible for sending the Product back to us in the form you received it, and you agree to bear the cost of returning the item to us.


Unless otherwise agreed, DCB will procure delivery of the Goods to the Customer at the expense of the Customer. Delivery dates are given in good faith and every effort will be made to maintain them. DCB shall not be liable for any claims arising in respect of consequential loss or otherwise for failure to procure delivery of the Goods by any such delivery date unless DCB and the Customer have so agreed and then only if the cause of such failure is within the direct control of DCB.

Limited product warranty

Any product that does not meet the performance standards stated in the product specification sheet will be replaced at no charge. This warranty limits our liability to the replacement of the product. No other warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are provided by DCB. DCB shall have no liability for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages arising out of the use, the results of use or the inability to use any product.

Our right to vary these terms and conditions

We have the right to revise and amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system’s capabilities. You will be subject to the policies, Terms and Conditions and License Agreement in force at the time that you order Products from us, unless any change to those policies, these Terms and Conditions or the License Agreement is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies, these terms and conditions or the License Agreement before we send you the Dispatch Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by you of the Products).

Confidential information

The Customer agrees for itself and its employees, agents and representatives that the Customer shall not disclose to any third party and shall maintain as confidential, any and all confidential information provided to the Customer by DCB. Such confidential information shall include, without limitation, information concerning DCB finances, proposed products, product development, marketing and/or sales plans, contracts, these Terms and Conditions, business or operational know-how and any other information deemed confidential by DCB.

Field of use

Our Products are sold for the purposes of research only, not for therapeutic or diagnostic use. You agree that the Products we send to you, or derivatives related to, or produced by the Products we send to you will not be used in either humans or animals for any purpose.

Additional information for client: services and contracts

  • Due to the experimental nature of the work, DCB cannot guarantee a particular outcome. In the unlikely event that the project does not produce the expected deliverable, through no fault of DCB, then the client agrees to pay the setup charge.
  • Any work in addition to that specified in project proposals, such as provision of raw data, additional data analysis or further experimental work would be carried out pro rata in addition to the existing work schedule, and this work would be subject to discussion and prior approval by the client and DCB.
  • Additional work when requested beyond the agreed project tasks can be added on a time and material basis or via a revised or new estimate.