Terms & Conditions

Updated January 01, 2020

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to anyone who visits any of our Sites (as defined in our Privacy Policy). We also have a Privacy Policy and may have other terms, legal notices and conditions applicable to various activities on the Website, including terms and conditions that may apply to the purchase of goods or services and to specific portions or features of the website (e.g., contests, promotions or other similar features), all of the foregoing of which are incorporated herein by reference, and shall, together with the Terms of Use, be a contractual agreement (the “Terms”) between United Scope (“AmScope” or “Sites”) and you.

You must accept the Terms, in full, before using the Website. You can accept the Terms in two ways:

(1) by clicking to “accept” or “agree” to the Terms, where this option is presented or made available to you on the Website; or

(2) by actually using the Website.

BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS, IN FULL. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE.

Except as otherwise provided, the Terms are subject to change at any time without notice. Your continued use of the Website after any changes have been implemented constitutes acceptance by you of such change(s).

Privacy & Security

AmScope maintains a firm commitment to your privacy and our full privacy policy can be viewed here. All Personal Information (as defined in the Privacy Policy) or cookies provided is considered confidential and intended solely for transaction-related purposes only. We do not sell, rent or trade any customer information, including your email address, to third parties. We recognize that Identity theft and spam are growing concerns with our customers, and we will protect any information given to us with the highest degree of integrity and security. We utilize standard SSL encryption when accepting credit card information during online ordering and all online orders are placed through a secure server.

To further enhance our security measures, no customer information is kept on our website and all credit card numbers are deleted from our accounting system after seven days. The only people who have access to credit card information are the operations manager and those directly responsible for card authorization.

We share other personal information (in accordance to our Privacy Policy), and only that information which is absolutely necessary, with those third parties that are involved in the processing or shipping of your order. This includes the financial institution that processes your credit card and the shipping carrier that delivers your order only.

By purchasing from the AmScope website, your email address may be added to our AmScope mailing list for purchase-related or promotional emails, including notices of current and upcoming sales. You have the right to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions in the email. Your email address and purchase history will not be shared with any third-party.

Website Ownership, Content and Trademarks

Our Website is owned and controlled by United Scope, LLC, and unless otherwise agreed in writing, all materials on our Websites (Sites), including text, graphics, information, content, images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, sounds, music, artwork, computer code and other materials, and the copyrights, trademarks, and/or other intellectual property rights in such materials (collectively, the “Content” and the Content in the Website “Website Content”), are owned, controlled and/or licensed by United Scope, LLC.

The Website and Website Content are intended solely for personal, non-commercial use. You may download or copy the Website Content and other downloadable materials displayed on the Website for personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded or copied Website Content is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, perform, alter, modify, create derivative works from, sell or exploit or otherwise use any of the Website Content or the Website for any public or commercial purpose.

Certain trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos used or displayed on this Website are registered and unregistered trademarks, trade names and service marks of United Scope LLc. and its affiliates. Other trademarks, trade names and service marks used or displayed on this Website are the registered and unregistered trademarks, trade names and service marks of third parties. Nothing contained on any Website grants or should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to you to use any such trademarks, trade names, service marks or logos displayed on such Website.

Your Use of Our Website

You may use our Website only as permitted by the Terms and only in a manner consistent with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and generally accepted practices or guidelines in relevant jurisdictions, including any laws governing the export of data to or from the United States.

You agree not to use any “deep-link”, “robot”, or other automatic or manual device, software, program, code, algorithm or methodology, to access, copy or monitor any portion of the Website or Website Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website or Website Content, or obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not purposely made available by us through the Website. We reserve the right to take measures to prevent any such activity.

You agree not to gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Website, or any other system or network connected to the Website or to any of our business partners’ servers, systems or networks, by hacking, “password-mining” or using any other illegitimate method of accessing data.

You agree not to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Website or any network connected to the Website, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Website or any network connected to the Website. You agree to not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other visitor to any Website, or any other customer of United Scope, including any shopping account that is not held by you, in any way where the purpose is to discover materials or information, including but not limited to Personal Information or other information that reasonably could be used to connect non-Personal Information to Personal Information.

You agree not to take any action that would cause an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Website or our systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Website or to us in an attempt to overwhelm our systems to create a “Denial of Service” or similar attack.

You agree not to use any device, technology or method to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning or features of the Website or any transaction occurring on the Website, or with any other person’s use of the Website.

You agree not to forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to us on or through the Website or any service offered on or through the Website. You agree not to impersonate or pretend that you are any other person or falsely claim you represent another person.

You may use the Website for the purposes of viewing or shopping for AmScope products, and to use any other features and services purposely provided by us on the Website.

Ordering

If you know what to order, please order the item(s) directly online by creating an account, adding the item(s) you’d like to your cart, then checking out.

If you need help, please feel free to call us Monday – Friday, 8am - 5pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). We will be more than happy to help direct you to the right item(s) with model #(s) and link(s).

If you call after hours, please leave a message including your daytime phone number so we may return your call, or for faster service, send us an email from the Contact Us section.

We offer NET 30 terms to public educational institutions and organizations that we have previously approved only within the United States. Orders otherwise must be prepaid in full by credit card, company check, or bank wire transfer.

We charge $19.98 to $29.98 for the modification of microscope power supplies other than 110V/60Hz if modification is for the selected unit.

To get a quote for an order, international order, or a custom package, please feel free to send us an email. We can ship internationally, however we only accept payment for international orders via bank wire transfer ($35 fee applies).

Payment & Pricing

We accept Paypal payments, major credit cards, money orders/cashier's checks, company/personal checks and bank transfer for domestic orders (within the United States).

For international orders, we are only able to accept bank wire transfers as a method of payment.

PayPal Payments (U.S. Only) - Please make payment online via PayPal.com. Your order will be shipped out within 24-48 hours once payment is made if there are no errors or pending issues.

Credit Cards (U.S. Only) - Please call, email or fax us your credit card information including:

- Type of your credit card (Master, Visa, Discover, or American Express)

- Card number

- CCV # (credit card security #)

- Expiration date

- Credit card holder's name

- Credit card statement address

- Your phone number

- Shipping address

We will send you the invoice with details of your order and total amount for your confirmation. We need your response for confirmation and the authority to charge your credit cards at the right amount. We will ship your order out within 24 hours after receiving your confirmation. To confirm, please view the invoice to ensure that the items and addresses are accurate, and reply to the email to let us know it is okay to ship your order.

Money Orders/Cashier's, Personal, or Corporate Checks (U.S. Only) – Request a quote from us for an official and final amount to remit payment against.

Please make payment to United Scope LLC (DBA AmScope) and mail it with your invoice # (or sales order number) and your physical shipping address to:

United Scope LLC

14370 Myford Road, #150

Irvine CA 92606

Your order will be shipped after our bank has processed your check (typically 7-8 days from receipt of your check).

Bank Transfer (U.S/International) – Request a quote from us for an official order amount to remit payment against. Once all details are agreed upon, we can provide our bank information by email to you.

Promotions

*Coupon codes not applicable on kids value bundles, open box, closeout, or clearance items. Codes are not combinable with any other discounts. All prices and product availability subject to change without notice.

Clearance

No promo code is needed to purchase from clearance section. Final price shown is after discounts. No additional coupons or discounts can be combined with this offer.

Price Match Guarantee

AmScope is committed to providing you with quality microscopes and accessories at the best prices. However, if you should find the same new product advertised elsewhere for a lower price within 30 days after your purchase, we will gladly match our competitor's price. Please note that eBay auction prices are not eligible (however “Buy It Now” prices are). To request price match, please email us on our Contact Us page with a direct link to the listing showing the price for verification.

Customs Duties

Customs duties and brokerage fees might be applicable for some countries. All duties and brokerage fees, if any, are the buyers' responsibility. Please contact the Customs Office of your country to find the rate, as we unfortunately do not have that information available to us to provide; in our experience, customs duties/taxes are usually around 15-20% of the purchase price. Again, customs fees are never part of the amount customers pay to AmScope and they are paid in addition to the order amount, paid directly to the country you're shipping to. Refusal of an order after it ships will result in the customer's forfeiture of shipping costs, as well as any other financial penalty incurred by the carrier.

Applicable Law, Venue and Limitation of Actions

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements made and entirely to be performed within California, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. Regardless of where you access this site, you agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions shall be filed and adjudicated only in the federal or state courts located in Orange County, California, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these terms and conditions.