Terms of Use

Please read these Terms carefully, as they set out our and your legal rights and obligations in relation to our Website.

By using our Website you agree to be bound by these Terms; and if register with the Website, we will ask you to specifically agree to these Terms.

We will not file a copy of these Terms specifically in relation to you, and they may not be accessible on our Website in future. You should therefore print a copy of these Terms for future reference.

These Terms are available in the English language only.

We provide a marketplace for Buyers and Sellers. We are not party to the sale or purchase of Products sold via the Website by a Seller to a Buyer, and accordingly we will not be liable to any person in relation to any such sale or any Seller's offer for sale of Products. Except for our limited role in processing payments, we are not involved in any underlying transaction between Buyers and Sellers in any way. See Clause 14.7 for more details.

Where MolPort sells Products directly via the Website, such sales will be exclusively governed by the MolPort Terms of Sale and Supply.

We would also like to draw your attention, in particular, to Clause 3.2 of these Terms, which provides that you must not conduct any systematic data collection, scraping, data mining, data extraction or automated data harvesting activities on or in relation to the Website.

1. Definitions and interpretation

1.1 In these Terms:

"Buyer" means a person (legal or natural) who buys or proposes to buy Products from a Seller via the Website (which person may be MolPort itself (where MolPort notifies the Seller that this is the case));

"Catalogue Information" means information about Products held on or in relation to the Website;

"Force Majeure Event" means any event which is beyond our reasonable control (including without limitation failures of or problems with the internet or a part of the internet, failures of any of our internet service providers, hacker attacks, virus and other malicious software attacks or infections, power failures, industrial disputes affecting any third party, governmental regulations, fires, floods, disasters, civil riots, terrorist attacks or wars);

"Intellectual Property Rights" means all intellectual property rights wherever in the world arising, whether registered or unregistered (and including any application or right of application), including without limitation copyright, moral rights, performers' rights, performers' moral rights, know-how, confidential information, trade secrets, business names and domain names, trade marks, patents, petty patents, utility models, design rights, semi-conductor topography rights, database rights and all rights in the nature of unfair competition rights or rights to sue for passing off;

"MolPort Fee" has the meaning given to it in Clause 11.1;

"MolPort Guarantee" means the guarantee provided by MolPort to protect Buyers as detailed on the Website;

"Products" means the chemicals and chemical compounds intended primarily for laboratory research offered for sale and sold by Sellers to Buyers via the Website;

"Purchase Price" means the amount payable by a Buyer to a Seller in respect of a purchase of Products made via the Website;

"Quote" means a non-binding quotation provided by a Seller in response to a Buyer request for Products in accordance with Clause 7 (which must include all of the Seller's terms and conditions of sale);

"Seller" means a person who sells or proposes to sell Products via the Website (excluding SIA MolPort and MolPort Inc - sales of Products by these companies will be governed exclusively by the MolPort Terms of Sale and Supply);

"Seller Information" means all information relating to the Seller and/or the Seller's Products hosted or published on, or transmitted via, the Website, or supplied or provided to Buyers;

"Seller Terms" means the Seller's terms and conditions for the sale of Products;

"Terms" means these terms of use, and any amendments to them from time to time;

"User Content" means all works, materials and content that you copy, store, host, transit, send, publish or distribute via the Website; and

"Website" means the website at www.MolPort.com or any successor site operated by us from time to time.

1.2 References in these Terms to "we" or "us" mean: (i) where the Buyer and the Seller are both situated in the USA, MolPort, Inc. of c/o Slokenbergs PLLC, 291 Main Street, Beacon, New York, United States, 12508-2735; and (ii) otherwise, MolPort SIA of Lacplesa street 41, Riga, LV1011, Latvia.

1.3 References in these Terms to "you" mean: the person using the Website; and in the case of Buyers, the person (natural or legal) making or proposing to make a purchase of Products; and in the case of Sellers, the person (natural or legal) making or proposing to make a sale of Products.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

2.1 We or our licensors own the Intellectual Property Rights in the Website and material on the Website.

2.2 You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the Website for your own use and for distribution within your organisation, subject to the restrictions below.

2.3 Save where you are acting in relation to material in which you own or are the licensee of the relevant rights, you must not:

2.4 You must not edit or otherwise modify any material on the Website, save:

2.5 You grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable licence:

3. Acceptable use

3.1 You must not use the Website:

(c) to copy, store, host, transit, send, publish or distribute:

(i) mass mailings or spam or any other material that may cause inconvenience or annoyance to an internet user;

(ii) material which: is defamatory, obscene, indecent, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; infringes any person's Intellectual Property Rights or rights of confidence; impinges upon any person's privacy; constitutes incitement to commit a crime; or is misleading, deceptive, sexually explicit, threatening, abusive, harassing or menacing; or

(iii) material which is illegal or unlawful, or material which could give rise to legal action under English law or any other applicable law.

3.2 You must not conduct any systematic data collection, scraping, data mining, data extraction or automated data harvesting activities on or in relation to the Website.

3.3 You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transit, send, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or directly or indirectly links to) any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

4. Registered users

4.1 Access to certain areas of the Website is restricted to registered users.

4.2 We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of the Website, or indeed the whole Website, at our discretion.

4.3 You warrant that all information that you provide during the registration process is true, accurate, reasonably complete, and not misleading.

4.4 You undertake to keep all information we hold in our database submitted by you up-to-date.

4.5 You must not allow any other person to use any user ID and password, and you must ensure that your user ID and password are kept confidential.

4.6 You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under or in relation to your user ID and password.

4.7 We reserve the right to reject at any time any registered user or application to become a registered user in our sole discretion.

5. Website services

5.1 The services available on the Website for all registered users include:

5.2 The services available on the Website for Sellers include:

5.3 The Website services will be provided free-of-charge, save that the MolPort Fee will be payable by Sellers in respect of all Products sold via the Website.

5.4 We may vary the services available on the Website in our absolute discretion at any time, with or without notice.

6. Seller Information and Products

6.1 Sellers must ensure that all Seller Information:

6.2 If you become aware of any Seller Information on the Website which breaches these Terms, you must notify us immediately.

6.3 The only Products which may be sold and/or offered for sale via the Website are chemical compounds intended primarily for laboratory research which it is legal for the Seller to sell and offer for sale under all applicable laws.

6.4 If a person believes that Seller Information relating to them has been published upon the Website in error, they should contact us and we will investigate and, where appropriate, remove such information. We will usually deal with any such errors within 30 days of receipt of notice of the error.

7. The purchasing process

7.1 In order to request a Quote for the supply of Products from a Seller, a Buyer must:

7.2 We will then contact the selected Seller (or, where no specific Seller has been selected, we will contact one or more of the Sellers offering the relevant Products for sale) to request a Quote.

7.3 Where a Quote or Quotes are provided, we will pass those on to the Buyer.

7.4 The Buyer may accept a Quote by giving to us written notice of acceptance of the Quote.

7.5 A contract between the Seller and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of the relevant Products will come into force (unless the Buyer and the Seller expressly agree otherwise) if (and only if) having received confirmation from a Seller that an order will be fulfilled, we:

7.6 The only Products which may be bought via the Website are chemical compounds intended primarily for laboratory research which it is legal for the Buyer to buy and use under all applicable laws.

8. Order fulfillment

8.1 Sellers must respond to requests for Quotes, provide Quotes and respond to acceptances of Quotes by Buyers within a reasonable time; and Sellers must use all reasonable endeavours to meet the following response times:

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