Terms and Conditions



1. General; These Terms and Conditions of Sale/Supply (“Terms and Conditions”) shall govern the sale and licence to the purchaser (“Buyer”) of xxpress thermal cyclers, assays, reagents, instruments, software, and other products and related services (“Products”) by BJS or one of its subsidiaries named on the invoice or acknowledgement (BJS Biotechnologies Ltd 65 BIDEFORD AVENUE PERIVALE GREENFORD MIDDLESEX UB6 7PP Company No. 02959160 or any one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies named on the invoice is referred to here as “BJS”) provided to Buyer in connection therewith. These Terms and Conditions shall replace and supersede any current or future purchase orders or similar forms that are not mutually signed by BJS and Buyer. Purchase orders, once accepted by BJS, are not subject to cancellation or modification by Buyer without BJS’ written consent.

2. Price; Prices exclude all insurance, freight, taxes, fees, duties and levies, which shall be payable by Buyer.

3. Delivery; Products will be packed in BJS’ standard shipping packages. BJS may make partial deliveries. BJS will ship via carrier selected by BJS. Delivery dates set forth on a purchase order accepted by BJS are subject to change and are predicated on conditions existing at that time. BJS does not guarantee any delivery dates and shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind or nature whatsoever caused by any delay in delivery irrespective of the cause of such delay. (a) For Deliveries: Tender will be FCA shipping point.

4. Rejection; Any claims for damaged, missing or defective Product must be reported in writing to BJS by Buyer within five (5) days from the date of receipt of Product. For any valid claim made, BJS shall repair or replace the Product. The foregoing shall be Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy for damaged or missing Products, and, except for express warranty rights, for defective Products.

5. Payment; Buyer will be invoiced at the time of shipment of each Product. Buyer shall make payment in full within thirty (30) days of the date of the invoice. Late payments may incur a charge at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) percent per month, or the maximum allowed by law, whichever is less. Further shipment of Products may be declined without advance notice if Buyer fails to make any payment when due, or if the financial condition of Buyer becomes unsatisfactory to BJS. Sales by BJS shipped outside the U.K. may require payment on an irrevocable letter of credit reasonably acceptable to BJS.

6. Limited Warranty;

  • For new instruments; BJS warrants to and only to Buyer for twelve (12) months from the date of shipping  (or for the period specified in the BJS sales quote for limited-life parts if different), whichever is the shorter, that the software and instruments are free from defects in material and workmanship and conform to BJS’ published specifications in all material respects.
  • For repair work on instruments; Where BJS undertakes either (a) work under the warranty above for new instruments (b) repair work for BJS products not under warranty BJS warrants to and only to Buyer for ninety (90) days from the date of installation (or for the period specified in the BJS sales quote for limited-life parts) that the software and instruments are free from defects in material and workmanship and conform to BJS’ published specifications in all material respects. Service will be provided pursuant to BJS’ standard service terms and conditions.
  • Limitation on warranty – New Instruments and Repair Work : BJS’ sole and exclusive liability (and Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy) under the foregoing warranties shall be to repair or replace software and instruments or provide Buyer a refund, as solely determined by BJS. Nonconforming instruments will be serviced at Buyer’s facility or, at BJS’ option, BJS’ facility. If service is performed at BJS’ facility, BJS will bear shipping costs. Once repair is arranged the refurbished and new instruments continue to be warranted to the end of the original warranty period for that Product (or three months from delivery of such repaired Product if shorter).
  • For reagents; reasonably determined by BJS to be defective, independent of user error, shall be replaced by BJS on a 1:1, like-kind basis at no cost to Buyer provided that such defective probe arrays or reagents were used by Buyer prior to their expiration date, or if there is no expiration date, the Products were used within six (6) months of receipt, and the defect was promptly reported with appropriate detail to BJS’ technical support.
  • Technical Assistance; BJS, may, in its own discretion, furnish technical assistance and information with respect to the Products. BJS is under no obligation to provide technical assistance or information about BJS products. Any suggestions by BJS regarding use, selection, application or suitability of the Products shall not be construed as a warranty.
  • Extended Warranty: Where Buyer chooses to purchase an extended warranty for BJS Products after cessation of the new Product warranty above, such extended warranty shall be on the terms supplied to the Buyer in writing at the time and as offered with that warranty from time to time.

Except as provided above, any warranty provided herein does not apply to other consumables, or to any defect caused by failure to provide a suitable storage, use, or operating environment, use of non-recommended reagents, spills, or the use of the Products for a purpose or in a manner other than that for which they were designed, modifications or repairs done by Buyer, or any other abuse, misuse, or neglect of the Products. This warranty applies only to Buyer and not third parties. The foregoing is not intended to limit any warranty extended to Buyer by a third party original equipment manufacturer of a Product or component thereof, provided that any remedy received by Buyer under any such warranty shall relieve BJS of its obligations with respect to the subject of such remedy. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BJS AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. However nothing in these terms shall exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence nor for fraud.

7. Pre-release Products (Not Applicable to Products Marketed for IVD Use); If any Product is a beta, technology access, early access, or other pre-commercial release version (“Pre-release Product”), then this Section applies. To the extent that any provision in this Section is in conflict with any other term or condition in these Terms and Conditions, this Section shall supersede such other term(s) and condition(s) with respect to the Pre-release Product, but only to the extent necessary to resolve the conflict. Buyer acknowledges that the Pre-release Product is a pre-release version, does not represent final product from BJS, and may contain defects, bugs, errors and other problems that could cause system or other failures, sample loss and data loss. CONSEQUENTLY, THE PRE-RELEASE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS”, AND BJS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES (INCLUDING THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE) AND ALL LIABILITY OBLIGATIONS TO BUYER OF ANY KIND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW EXCEPT FOR LIABILITY FOR DATE, PERSONAL INJURY AND FRAUD.. Buyer acknowledges that BJS has not promised or guaranteed to Buyer that Pre-release Product will be announced or made available to anyone in the future, that BJS has no express or implied obligation to Buyer to announce or introduce the Pre-release Product and that BJS may elect not to introduce a product similar to or compatible with the Pre-release Product. Accordingly, Buyer acknowledges that any research or development that Buyer performs using the Pre-release Product or any product associated with the Pre-release Product is done entirely at Buyer’s own risk.

8. Limited Licence; Subject to these Terms and Conditions, and to the terms and conditions of any licence provided by BJS that is specific to a particular Product (which shall govern with respect to such Product in the event of conflict with these Terms and Conditions), BJS hereby grants to Buyer a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable licence to use the Product(s) provided to Buyer by BJS only in accordance with the manuals and written instructions provided by BJS. Buyer understands and agrees that except as expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions (or in the BJS-provided licence specific to a particular Product), no right or licence to any patent or other intellectual property owned or licensable by BJS is conveyed or implied by these Terms and Conditions or any Product. In particular, no right or licence is conveyed or implied to use any Product provided hereunder in combination with a product not provided, licensed or specifically recommended by BJS for such use.

9. Product Uses; Products of BJS which are or may be drugs, food additives or diagnostic reagents, as described in the federal food, drug and cosmetic act, are for investigational use only in laboratory research animals or testing in vitro, and are not for drug, new drug, veterinary drug, food, food additive or human use. Unless otherwise indicated, all products are distributed and sold for chemical purposes only, not for drug use or for application to or ingestion by humans or for commercial horticulture use, for pesticide use, for application to or ingestion by animals or for veterinary drug use. All products sold by BJS to Buyer shall be used by qualified professionals only. The burden for safe use and handling of all products sold by BJS to Buyer is entirely the responsibility of Buyer and anyone who purchases the Products from Buyer and uses them. Absence of hazardous warnings does not imply non-toxicity.

10. Products Marketed for Research Use Only; Products marketed by BJS for research use only do not have the approval or clearance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) or other regulatory approval, clearance or registration for in vitro diagnostic (“IVD”) use. No licence is conveyed or implied for Buyer to use, and Buyer agrees not to use, such Products in any manner requiring FDA or other regulatory approval, clearance or registration relating to IVD use. As BJS’ goods are intended for research purposes may not be on the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) inventory, Buyer assumes responsibility to ensure that the Products purchased from BJS are approved under TSCA, if applicable. Consistent with Buyer’s agreement to comply with all TSCA and Research and Development substance exemption (the “R&D exemption”) requirements applicable to the purchase, Buyer agrees and warrants that Buyer will comply with all the requirements necessary to maintain the R&D exemption, including using the R&D substance under the supervision of a technically qualified individual, maintaining all necessary labeling, and providing all necessary notifications. Buyer also agrees and warrants that Buyer will use or sell (if otherwise so authorized) the R&D substance exclusively for R&D purposes or specified exempt commercial purposes. Buyer specifically agrees and warrants that Buyer will not sell or distribute the R&D substance to consumers.

11. Products Marketed for In Vitro Diagnostic Use; Products marketed by BJS for IVD use have been cleared by the FDA, and CE marked in the European Union, for IVD use. No licence is conveyed or implied for Buyer to use, and Buyer agrees not to use, such Products in any manner requiring other regulatory approval, clearance or registration relating to IVD use. The BJS xxpress Thermal Cycler Instrumentation System for IVD use requires calibration and maintenance once a year by authorized BJS personnel to ensure system performance. Failure to maintain the system as recommended may result in the failure of the system to perform in accordance with specifications published by BJS.

12. Use Restrictions; Buyer is not licensed to, and agrees not to: (a) resell any BJS-supplied probe array or reagent, (b) transfer, or distribute any BJS-supplied probe array or reagent, directly or indirectly, to any third party for any purpose or use, except as otherwise approved by BJS in writing; (c) use or allow anyone to use any BJS-supplied probe array or reagent more than once, or dilute any BJS-supplied reagent; or (d) provide a fee-for-service or other non-collaborative sample processing service to third parties using an BJS-supplied probe array or reagent (e.g., wherein the service provider offers standardized services for standardized fees to multiple third parties, the customer does not contribute scientifically to the services performed, and all rights to the results and discoveries derived therefrom are transferred to the customer).

13. Product Improvements; Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, Buyer hereby grants to BJS a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully sub-licensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual licence to all Product Improvements. Buyer shall disclose all Product Improvements to BJS. For purposes of this Section, a “Product Improvement” shall mean any invention conceived or reduced to practice using a Product that relates to (a) design, manufacturing, layout or packaging of nucleic acid probes or probe arrays; (b) manual or automated assay techniques that may be used in connection with probe arrays or similar products (including techniques related to nucleic acid extraction, amplification, labeling, dilution and other processes); or (c) software analysis techniques relating to the extraction or storage of data generated using probe arrays. “Product Improvements” shall not include data generated using Products or discoveries derived therefrom (except as expressly set forth in (a) – (c) above).

14. Confidentiality for Custom Products; If Buyer discloses to BJS a _Buyer Product_________pursuant to these Terms and Conditions, upon Buyer’s request, BJS agrees to use reasonable efforts not to disclose or use such confidential information disclosed to it by Buyer for any purpose other than designing and manufacturing such Products, supplying them to Buyer and/or other parties designated by Buyer, otherwise performing its obligations to Buyer (and any obligations BJS may have to such other parties), and for other purposes authorized by Buyer. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any information which (a) is known or used by BJS prior to Buyer’s disclosure to BJS; (b) is disclosed to BJS by a third party under no obligation of confidentiality to Buyer; (c) is or becomes published or generally known to the public through no fault of BJS; or (d) is independently developed without reference to such confidential information disclosed to BJS by Buyer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, BJS shall be permitted to disclose such information in order to comply with applicable laws, a court order, or governmental regulations, provided that BJS has provided Buyer with prior notice of such disclosure, to the extent reasonably practicable. BJS’s obligations under this Section shall terminate three (3) years following the date of disclosure.

15. Buyer Products – Responsibility; Buyer shall be fully responsible for products of the buyer which are used by BJS in performing this Agreement ( “the Buyer Product”) if any , including the obtaining of all required consents, and Buyer agrees to indemnify BJS and its employees, officers, directors, representatives, contractors, suppliers and any affiliate of the foregoing (the “BJS Group”) and hold each of them harmless from and against any losses, liabilities, demands, damages, costs and expenses, including without limitation reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising from or relating to the Buyer Products or their use. Buyer agrees fully to cooperate with the BJS Group and its counsel in its defence and preparation for any such action or proceeding.


17. Export Controls; Buyer acknowledges that the Products and related materials may be subject to export controls under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and related U.S. laws and UK such legislation. Buyer will (a) comply strictly with all legal requirements established under these controls, (b) cooperate fully with BJS in any official or unofficial audit or inspection that relates to these controls and (c) not export, re-export, divert, transfer or disclose, directly or indirectly, any Product or related technical documents or materials or any direct product thereof to any country (or to any national or resident thereof) which the U.S. or UK Governments determine from time to time is a country (or end-user) to which such export, re-export, diversion, transfer or disclosure is restricted, without obtaining the prior written authorization of BJS and the applicable U.S. or UK Government agency.

18. Unforeseen Events; BJS shall not be liable for delay or failure in performance of any obligations hereunder if performance is rendered impracticable by the occurrence of any condition beyond the reasonable control of BJS. In the event of any such delay or failure in performance, BJS shall have such additional time within which to perform its obligations hereunder as may reasonably be necessary under the circumstances.

19. Miscellaneous; These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between Buyer and BJS with respect to the subject matter hereof and is the final, complete, and exclusive statement of the terms of the agreement, superseding all prior written and oral agreements, understandings and undertakings with respect to the subject matter hereof. The waiver of any provision or any breach thereof shall not affect any other provision of these Terms and Conditions. To the extent permitted by applicable law, these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of England and Wales. The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to these Terms and Conditions. In the event that any provision of this Agreement or portion thereof is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the Agreement shall be construed without the unenforceable provision or portion thereof which shall be deemed severed from its provisions. Nothing in these terms shall confer any enforceable right on a third party whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act or otherwise.


These conditions of purchase apply to all purchases by BJS Biotechnologies Limited (“BJS”) from suppliers of goods and services and shall prevail over any conditions offered by the supplier. No representative or agent of BJS has authority to vary these terms save where signed by both parties and attached to these conditions. These conditions and the BJS purchase order and documents referred to on the purchase order and terms implied by law shall comprise the entire agreement between the parties.

1. Definitions
“BJS” means BJS Biotechnologies Limited, the purchaser of goods or services under these conditions, a UK limited company No. 02959160, whose registered office is at 65 Bideford Avenue, Perivale, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 7PP. “The Goods” means the goods to be supplied by the Supplier to BJS under these conditions as listed on BJS’ purchase order, including without limitation supply of precious metals and other raw materials. “The Order” means BJS’ order for the Goods or Services sent to the Supplier. “The Services” means the services to be supplied by the Supplier to BJS under these conditions as listed on BJS’ purchase order, including without limitation the supply of metal work services by subcontractors. “The Supplier” means the person who supplies goods or services to BJS.

2. Cancellations and Variations
2.1 The Order may be cancelled by BJS unless accepted by the Supplier within 7 working days of the date of the Order .Acceptance shall be by the return of BJS’ acknowledgement form or delivery of the Goods, which shall be deemed to be conclusive evidence of the Supplier’s acceptance of these conditions.
2.2 Any variation of these conditions including any special terms and conditions agreed between BJS and the Supplier must be agreed in writing and signed by both BJS and the Supplier, provided that the Supplier shall not unreasonably refuse or delay a minor variation requested by BJS.

3. Invoicing and Payment
3.1 The Supplier shall on dispatch of the Goods or completion of any work send a detailed advice note which shall accompany the Goods and an invoice on which VAT shall be clearly shown.
3.2 The Supplier shall send by the tenth day of each month a statement of all invoices rendered during the previous month.
3.3 The Supplier shall mark BJS’ order numbers and any part numbers on all invoices, advice notes and statements, correspondence, packages and packing.
3.4 Unless otherwise specified on the Order payment shall be due thirty days from the end of the month following the date of receipt of the Supplier’s correctly drawn invoice, but no payment shall be due unless the Supplier has complied with clauses 3.1-3.3 or where the Supplier is otherwise in breach of contract.
3.5 The price on the Order once accepted by the Supplier shall be a firm price and may not be varied without the express consent in writing of both parties.

4. Delivery
4.1 The Supplier shall adequately and in compliance with any relevant statutory requirements or codes of practice pack and protect the Goods against damage and deterioration and deliver them not earlier nor later than the time or times specified in the Order at the delivery point or points specified in the Order or as the Company directs at the Supplier’s own expense. Time shall be of the essence and BJS reserves the right to reject any Order which is late, without prejudice to its other rights and remedies in such cases.
4.2 The Supplier shall provide full details to BJS as required by BJS of schedules for completion of the work and shall notify BJS in writing if any delays are likely to occur.
4.3 The Supplier shall be responsible for any expenses incurred to deliver any incorrectly delivered Goods to the correct delivery point or return any items delivered in excess of the quantity specified in the Order.
4.4 BJS shall have no responsibility to pay for packing materials or cases.

5. Inspection and Testing
5.1 BJS’ representative and any representatives of BJS’ purchaser or sub-purchaser and any government department shall be entitled on BJS’ authority to inspect or test the Goods at any reasonable time at the premises of the Supplier and the Supplier shall grant a right of entry for this purpose.
5.2 The Supplier shall give adequate notice of all tests and furnish such test certificates as BJS requires.
5.3 No inspection or test or failure to inspect or test shall constitute acceptance of the Goods or affect any liability of the Supplier under the contract.

6. Passing of Title and Risk
6.1 Title to all components and materials for the Goods and tools to be used exclusively in connection with the Goods shall pass to BJS as soon as allocated by the Supplier to the contract. In the case of such tools, the Supplier will notify BJS of the existence and approximate value to enable BJS to allocate an asset number. The Supplier shall clearly mark and store all such components, materials and tools so that they can be identified as the property of BJS, make them available for inspection by BJS at any time and comply with all instructions of BJS with regard to them.
6.2 Notwithstanding the passing of title, risk in the Goods shall not pass to BJS until delivery at the point specified in the Order. The Supplier shall insure the Goods and any goods of BJS or its customer which are given to the Supplier for the purposes of performing the Services (“BJS Goods”) with an insurance company of repute for the full replacement value against loss or damage by fire, theft or explosion and other risks normally insured against in relation to goods similar to the Goods.

7. Free Issue Materials
7.1 All materials, including without limitation any drawings, patterns, gauges, samples and specifications made available by BJS in connection with the contract shall be and remain the property of BJS.
7.2 The Supplier shall keep those materials in good order and conditions and be responsible for any loss or damage to them and shall use those materials only for the purposes of the contract.
7.3 The Supplier shall return those materials carriage paid to BJS at its request at any time or if no request is made upon completion of the contract.
7.4 The Seller shall not disclose to any person, firm or company other than BJS the fact that the items referred to in this clause have been made available to the Seller.

8. Changes and Termination
8.1 BJS may by written revision make any changes, including additions to or deletions from the quantities originally ordered or in the specifications or drawings. If the Supplier considers that any such change affects the amount due or the time of performance hereunder, the supplier shall forthwith notify BJS by telephone or fax and confirm by post, whereupon BJS and the Supplier shall negotiate in good faith to determine whether some equitable adjustments should be made.
8.2 BJS may at any time by written notice terminate this agreement as to all or any portion of the Goods or Services then not dispatched or performed by the Supplier. In such event BJS shall make payment to the Supplier for all costs incurred prior to such termination as may reasonably be allocated to the Order under recognised accounting practices, together with reasonable allowance for overheads and profit on work performed, less the greater of the disposal or retention value of the Goods already manufactured to meet the Order.
8.3 Any termination pursuant to clause 8.2 shall not except as aforesaid affect the rights of the parties concerning such part of the Goods as shall have been delivered to BJS.
8.4 If the Supplier defaults in any of its obligations under this agreement, becomes insolvent or goes into administration or liquidation or receivership or where an individual is bankrupt or if BJS bona fide believes that any of such events may occur, BJS shall be entitled at its discretion, without prejudice to any other remedy, to suspend the performance or terminate the contract and in the event of termination to keep or take possession of any Goods or any items belonging to BJS or its customer and to enter any premises of the Supplier for this purpose.
8.5 If any Goods do not conform to the contract on any grounds, including without limitation by reason of quality or being unfit for the purpose for which they are required, BJS shall be entitled at its discretion without prejudice to any other remedy to exercise any one of more of the following rights:
(a) reject the Goods or Services in whole or in part
(b) permit the Supplier to replace, repair or reinstate the Goods or Services so that they conform to the contract or
(c) carry out or have carried out at the Supplier’s expense such work as is necessary to conform the Goods or Services to the contract.
8.6 If BJS terminates the contract, the Supplier shall return to BJS all payments made for Goods or Services not then dispatched by the Supplier and if BJS rejects any Goods or Services the Supplier shall return all payments already made for the rejected Goods or Services. Where upon termination BJS elects to keep or take any Goods or Services it shall account to the Supplier for them at a proportion of their price or their value to BJS whichever is the less but otherwise no compensation shall be payable to the Supplier on termination or rejection.
8.7 No failure or delay on the part of BJS to exercise any of its rights in respect of any default under the contract by BJS shall prejudice its rights in connection with the same or any subsequent default.

9. Suspension
BJS may by notice in writing require the Supplier to suspend performance of the Order, in which event any times specified for delivery shall be extended by such period as shall be equivalent to the length of the period of suspension.

10. Making good defects
The Supplier shall at its own expense make good any defects which under proper use appear in the Goods during a period beginning on delivery and ending one year after their delivery, use or other defects periods stipulated by BJS in the Order.

11. Indemnity
11.1 The Supplier shall indemnify BJS and hold it harmless against any loss, damage or injury to BJS, any claim in respect of loss, damage or injury made against BJS, its employees or subcontractors by third party and any costs and expenses arising in connection with them which result from the Supplier’s failure to comply with the contract and in particular resulting from any defect in the Goods, Services, or their materials, construction, workmanship or design where the Supplier is responsible for their design or any claim that any goods prepared or supplied under the contact otherwise than exclusively in accordance with a design or instruction given by BJS infringe or are alleged to infringe the rights of any third party claimed under or in connection with any patent, registered design, copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights or rights of confidence.
11.2 The Supplier shall be at all times adequately insured with a reputable insurer against all insurable liability under the contract.
11.3 The Supplier shall provide all facilities, assistance and advice required by BJS or its insurers for the purposes of contesting or dealing with any action, claim or matter arising out of the Supplier’s performance or purported performance of or failure to perform the contract.

12. Intellectual Property Rights
12.1 All intellectual property rights, including without limitation, copyright, patents, designs and trademarks, in the Goods, specification or drawings prepared in performance of this Agreement by the Supplier or its agents shall vest in BJS.
12.2 The Supplier shall sign all documents necessary to ensure such vesting and shall not register any intellectual property in such materials in its own name.
12.3 The Supplier shall use such designs, drawings and other documents only for the performance of its obligations under the contract and shall return them carriage paid to BJS at BJS’ request at any time or if no request is made upon completion of the contract.
12.4 The Supplier shall be responsible for any errors or omissions in any drawings, calculations or particulars supplied by it whether or not such information has been approved by BJS.
12.5 Where the Supplier creates moulds or other materials in performance of the contract all rights in such moulds shall belong to BJS.

13. Confidentiality
No photographs of the Goods or any of BJS’ or its customers’ equipment, installation or property shall be taken without the consent in writing of BJS. The Supplier shall keep strictly confidential and only use for the purposes of performance of this Agreement all information neither obtained from BJS about products, manufacture, prices, customers and other confidential matters nor use such documents and information for any purpose other than the performance of this Agreement.

14. Statutory and Other Requirements
The Supplier shall ensure that the Goods are safe and without risk to health when properly used and comply in all respects with all relevant statutes, regulations, byelaws and standards in force at the date of delivery, including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing health and safety legislation. The Supplier shall supply such information required by health and safety law about the Goods showing evidence of all tests and examination and research made in compliance with such legislation.

15. Assignment and Sub-contracting
The Supplier shall not assign or sub-contract its obligations under this Agreement save with the consent of BJS in writing obtained in advance. BJS may assign its rights under this Agreement.

16. Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement is subject to English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to any dispute hereunder.

17. Third Party Rights
Nothing within this Agreement shall confer any rights on any third party whether under the contracts (rights of third party) Act or otherwise.