The English version of this agreement is the definitive legal version. Translations into other languages are available for your ease of reference only.
By participating in Lab Central (the “Programme”) you acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions, which are in addition to the terms and conditions governing the sale of your products in the Amazon store (the “Selling Partner Agreement” which includes, for example, the Amazon Services Europe Business Solutions Agreement):
Through the Programme, Amazon connects Selling Partners with a network of participating, accredited third-party labs (“Participating Labs”) that are familiar with Amazon’s specific requirements. Participating Labs transmit test reports directly to Amazon, minimising processing time. Amazon monitors and audits certain aspects of Participating Labs’ performance in connection with the Programme (for example, verifying accreditations and monitoring customer feedback) to ensure that you receive high quality customer service.
You acknowledge that Amazon may share relevant data with Participating Labs regarding your products in connection with the Programme.
When using the Programme, you may choose any Participating Lab to test your products. A list of products that are supported by the Programme is available here, and will be updated from time to time.
Participating Labs may require that you enter into a separate contract or agree to separate terms and conditions with them. Amazon is not a party to or otherwise responsible for any terms, conditions, obligations, rights, costs, or liabilities to which you and the Participating Labs may separately agree to. The contractual relationship for the testing services is exclusively between you and the Participating Lab. Amazon’s role in the Programme is limited to making it more convenient for you to connect directly with Participating Labs. Amazon is not responsible for the services provided by any Participating Lab, and does not guarantee any particular outcome with respect to Participating Labs’ testing of your products.
You are responsible for sending products for testing directly to the Participating Lab you select and for paying that Participating Lab directly for any and all costs associated with receiving services under the Programme.
Not all products you inquire about testing will be eligible for testing under the Programme. Programme testing capabilities may change over time. If a product you submit for testing is not eligible at the time of submission, product testing may be performed by the Participating Lab outside of the Programme, subject to any additional terms and conditions you may have with Participating Lab.
Your participation in the Programme does not guarantee passing test results and passing results do not guarantee that you have met all compliance requirements in order to list your products in the Amazon store. You are responsible for ensuring all required compliance requirements are met and documentation is provided to Amazon for all your products.
Participating Labs may generate work product, including test data, test reports and certifications (“Testing Results”), after they test your products under the Programme, and you agree that Participating Labs may share the Testing Results directly with Amazon. You also agree that Amazon may use the Testing Results in its sole discretion, including without limitation, to make listing decisions with regard to your tested products.
Testing Results do not, and you may not use such Testing Results to, assert, imply, or otherwise claim that Amazon endorses, certifies, or otherwise approves your products.
Your participation in the Programme does not limit or otherwise change your obligation to comply with all (i) applicable laws, statues and regulations (including, without limitation, any reporting obligations you may have to product safety or other government agencies), (ii) applicable Amazon policies, guidelines and terms and conditions and (iii) any contractual obligations you have with Amazon.