Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in London are open for business.
Charges: the charges payable by the Customer for the supply of the Services in accordance with Clause 5 (Charges and payment).
Commencement Date: has the meaning given in Clause 2.2.
Conditions: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time in accordance with Clause 11.5.
Contract: the contract between the Supplier and the Customer for the supply of Services in accordance with these Conditions.
Control: has the meaning given in section 1124 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010, and the expression change of control shall be construed accordingly.
Customer: the person or firm who purchases Services from the Supplier.
Customer Default: has the meaning set out in Clause 4.2.
Data Protection Legislation: the UK Data Protection Legislation and any other European Union legislation relating to personal data and all other legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply to a party relating to the use of personal data (including, without limitation, the privacy of electronic communications)
Deliverables: the deliverables set out in the Order produced by the Supplier for the Customer.
Intellectual Property Rights: patents, rights to inventions, copyright and related rights, trade marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
Order: the Customer’s order for Services as set out in the analytical request form.
Services: the services, including the Deliverables, supplied by the Supplier to the Customer as set out in the Specification.
Specification: the description or specification of the Services provided [in writing] by the Supplier to the Customer.
Supplier: Phytovista Laboratories Ltd registered in England and Wales with company number 11194595.
Supplier Materials: has the meaning set out in Clause 4.1(h).
(a) A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as amended or re-enacted. A reference to a statute or statutory provision includes all subordinate legislation made under that statute or statutory provision.
(b) Any words following the terms including, include, in particular, for example or any similar expression, shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.
(c) A reference to writing or written includes fax [and email OR but not email].
2. BASIS OF CONTRACT
2.1 The Order constitutes an offer by the Customer to purchase Services in accordance with these Conditions.
2.2 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier receives an acceptance of a quote through the online quote system or received an analytical request form completed fully at which point and on which date the Contract shall come into existence (Commencement Date).
2.3 Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by the Supplier, and any descriptions or illustrations contained in the Supplier’s catalogues or brochures, are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the Services described in them. They shall not form part of the Contract or have any contractual force.
2.4 These Conditions apply to the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms that the Customer seeks to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
2.5 Any quotation given by the Supplier shall not constitute an offer, and is only valid for a period of 30 Business Days from its date of issue.
3. SUPPLY OF SERVICES
3.1 The Supplier shall supply the Services to the Customer in accordance with the Specification in all material respects.
3.2 The Supplier shall use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates specified, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for performance of the Services.
3.3 The Supplier reserves the right to amend the Specification if necessary to comply with any applicable law or regulatory requirement, or if the amendment will not materially affect the nature or quality of the Services, and the Supplier shall notify the Customer in any such event.
3.4 The Supplier is not providing legal or any other advice on your products, in particular they are not providing any advice or certification as whether the cannabinoid content or other analysed content in any products that you send to us for testing renders the product legal under UK or foreign legislation. The testing certificate supplied should never be held out as a certificate of the legality of your products and should not be used as a substitute for advice from qualified legal adviser
3.5 The supplier is not providing the customer with any assurance or guarantee that any of the products the customer sends for testing are suitable, sufficient or appropriate for human or animal consumption or use by any particular means, notwithstanding any disclosure of information made by you in relation to your proposed use of the product
3.6If the results show any THC or CBN, the supplier of the service will destroy the sample provided by the customer in an appropriate manner.
3.7You are responsible for complying with the law with regards to THC levels in the supply of goods
3.8 The Supplier warrants to the Customer that the Services will be provided using reasonable care and skill.
4. CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATIONS
4.1 The Customer shall:
(a) ensure that the terms of the Order are complete and accurate;
(b) co-operate with the Supplier in all matters relating to the Services;
(c) provide the Supplier, its employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with access to the Customer’s premises, office accommodation and other facilities as reasonably required by the Supplier;
(d) provide the Supplier with such information and materials as the Supplier may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects;
(e) obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the Services before the date on which the Services are to start;
(f) comply with all applicable laws;
(g) to provide a representative sample and accept the results reflect only the submitted sample
(h)Any sample sent to the supplier by the customer for analysis must be supplied meeting all legal regulations including the requirements for controlled substances. We reserve the right to request written documentation to verify this.
(i)By submitting products for Testing with PhytoVista, the customer agrees that their product doesn’t fall under any of the below criteria;
a) the preparation or other product is not designed for administration of the controlled drug to a human being or animal;
b) the controlled drug in any component part is packaged in such a form, or in combination with other active or inert substances in such a manner, that it cannot be recovered by readily applicable means or in a yield which constitutes a risk to health; and
c) no one component part of the product or preparation contains more than one milligram of the controlled drug or one microgram in the case of lysergide or any other N-alkyl derivative of lysergamide.
4.2 If the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations under the Contract is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Customer or failure by the Customer to perform any relevant obligation (Customer Default):
(a) without limiting or affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier shall have the right to suspend performance of the Services until the Customer remedies the Customer Default, and to rely on the Customer Default to relieve it from the performance of any of its obligations in each case to the extent the Customer Default prevents or delays the Supplier’s performance of any of its obligations;
(b) the Supplier shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Customer arising directly or indirectly from the Supplier’s failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this Clause 4.2; and
(c) the Customer shall reimburse the Supplier on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Supplier arising directly or indirectly from the Customer Default.
4.3Analysis results are prepared and supplied exclusively for the use of the customer and should not be divulged to a third party for any purposes without the prior written agreement of Phytovista Laboratories. Analysis results are not to be publicly disclosed or exploited without the written consent of Phytovista Laboratories. Even if such written permission is given by Phytovista Laboratories the customer a) remains responsible for any consequences due to the divulgence of such results to a third party and any reliance of such third party on such results and b) hereby agrees to indemnify Phytovista Laboratories against any liability which incurs as a result of such divulgence or any third party reliance.
5. CHARGES AND PAYMENT
5.1 The Charges for the Services shall be calculated in accordance with the Supplier’s daily fee rates, as set out in its current price list at the date of the Contract as confirmed on the Order
5.2 The Supplier reserves the right to increase the Charges as necessary
5.3 The Supplier shall invoice the Customer on completion of the receipt of the analytical request form.
5.4 The Customer shall pay each invoice submitted by the Supplier:
(a) within 7 days of the date of the invoice OR prior to the issue of the certificate of analysis, whichever is sooner.
(b) in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier, and time for payment shall be of the essence of the Contract.
5.5 All amounts payable by the Customer under the Contract are exclusive of amounts in respect of value added tax chargeable from time to time (VAT). Where any taxable supply for VAT purposes is made under the Contract by the Supplier to the Customer, the Customer shall, on receipt of a valid VAT invoice from the Supplier, pay to the Supplier such additional amounts in respect of VAT as are chargeable on the supply of the Services at the same time as payment is due for the supply of the Services.
5.6 If the Customer fails to make a payment due to the Supplier under the Contract by the due date, then, without limiting the Supplier’s remedies under Clause 9, the Customer shall pay interest on the overdue sum from the due date until payment of the overdue sum, whether before or after judgment. Interest under this Clause 5.6 will accrue each day at 4% a year above the Bank of England’s base rate from time to time, but at 4% a year for any period when that base rate is below 0%.
5.7 All amounts due under the Contract 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).
6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
6.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or arising out of or in connection with the Services (other than Intellectual Property Rights in any materials provided by the Customer) shall be owned by the Supplier.
7. DATA PROTECTION
7.1 Both parties will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. This Clause 7 is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, a party’s obligations or rights under the Data Protection Legislation. In this Clause 7, Applicable Laws means (for so long as and to the extent that they apply to the Supplier) the law of the European Union, the law of any member state of the European Union and/or Domestic UK Law; and Domestic UK Law means the Data Protection Legislation from time to time in force in the UK and any other law that applies in the UK.
7.2 The Supplier has a Confidentiality and Data Protection Policy detailing how they meet their obligations which is available on request
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: THE CUSTOMER’S ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE.
8.1 Nothing in the Contract limits any liability which cannot legally be limited, including but not limited to liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; and
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession).
8.2 Subject to Clause 8.1, the Supplier’s total liability to the Customer shall not exceed the value of the contract. The Supplier’s total liability includes liability in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract.
8.3 This Clause 8.3 sets out specific heads of excluded loss:
(a) Subject to Clause 8.1, the types of loss listed in Clause 8.3(b) are wholly excluded by the parties.
(b) The following types of loss are wholly excluded:
(i) Loss of profits
(ii) Loss of sales or business.
(iii) Loss of agreements or contracts.
(iv) Loss of anticipated savings.
(v) Loss of use or corruption of software, data or information.
(vi) Loss of or damage to goodwill.
(vii) Indirect or consequential loss.
8.4 The Supplier has given commitments as to compliance of the Services with relevant specifications in Clause 3. In view of these commitments, the terms implied by sections 3[, 4] and 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
8.5 The supplier is not liable for any reliance the customer places upon the results produced other than where supplier negligence can be proved.
8.6 This Clause 8 shall survive termination of the Contract.
9.1 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
(a) the other party commits a material breach of any term of the Contract and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing to do so;
(b) the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business [or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction];
(c) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
(d) the other party’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party’s opinion the other party’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under the Contract has been placed in jeopardy.
9.2 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the Customer if:
(a) the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date; or OR .
(b) there is a change of control of the Customer.
9.3 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, the Supplier may suspend the supply of Services under the Contract or any other contract between the Customer and the Supplier if the Customer fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment, the Customer becomes subject to any of the events listed in Clause 9.1(b) to Clause 9.1(d), or the Supplier reasonably believes that the Customer is about to become subject to any of them.
10. CONSEQUENCES OF TERMINATION
10.1 On termination of the Contract:
(a) the Customer shall immediately pay to the Supplier all of the Supplier’s outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of Services supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, the Supplier shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by the Customer immediately on receipt;
10.2 Termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination.
10.3 Any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination [or expiry] of the Contract shall remain in full force and effect.
11.1 Force majeure. Neither party shall be in breach of the Contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of its obligations under the Contract if such delay or failure result from events, circumstances or causes beyond its reasonable control.
11.2 Assignment and other dealings.
(a) The Supplier may at any time assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of its rights and obligations under the Contract.
(b) The Customer shall not assign, transfer, mortgage, charge, subcontract, delegate, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any of its rights and obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
(a) Each party undertakes that it shall not at any time OR at any time during the Contract, and for a period of five years after termination of the Contract, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other party, except as permitted by Clause 11.3(b).
(b) Each party may disclose the other party’s confidential information:
(i) to its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under the Contract. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers to whom it discloses the other party’s confidential information comply with this Clause 11.3; and
(ii) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
(c) Neither party shall use the other party’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under the Contract.
11.4 Entire agreement.
(a) The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
(b) Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in the Contract.
(c) Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.
Except as set out in these Conditions, no variation of the Contract shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the parties (or their authorised representatives).
A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract or by law is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right or remedy. A failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it prevent or restrict any further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
(a) Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service at its registered office ; or sent by email to the address specified on the website.
(b) Any notice or communication shall be deemed to have been received:
(i) if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt and
(ii) if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting [or at the time recorded by the delivery service][;[and]
(iii) if sent by email, at the time of transmission, or, if this time falls outside business hours in the place of receipt, when business hours resume. In this Clause 11.8(b)(iii), business hours means 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday on a day that is not a public holiday in the place of receipt.
(c) This clause does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any other method of dispute resolution.
11.9 Third party rights.
(a) Unless it expressly states otherwise, the Contract does not give rise to any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of the Contract.
(b) [The rights of the parties to rescind or vary the Contract are not subject to the consent of any other person.]
11.10 Governing law.
The Contract, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with the Contract or its subject matter or formation.