Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of IDna Genetics Ltd T/A Anglia DNA Services

1. Definitions

1.1 The “Company” is IDna Genetics Limited trading as Anglia DNA Services.
1.2 The “Client” is the person ordering the Company’s SARS-CoV-2 Testing Service.
1.3 The “Service” is the conduct of a test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, and provision of a results certificate to the Client.
1.4 The “Order for Services” is the placing of an order for the Company’s Services, which is carried out via the Company’s website.
1.5 The “Price” is the price as set out on the Company’s website or advertised on the UK Government website.
1.6 The “Kits” are the sampling kits provided by the Company to the Client.
1.7 Where an “Administrative Fee” is payable, this will not exceed £50.
1.8 All agreements on the part of the Client which comprise more than one person or entity shall be joint and several.
1.9 The headings contained in these terms and conditions are for reference purposes only, should not be incorporated into these terms and conditions, and shall not be deemed to be any indication of the meaning of the clauses to which they relate.
1.10 The neuter singular gender throughout these terms and conditions shall include all genders and the plural and the successor in title to the parties.

2. Application of these Terms and Conditions

2.1 These terms and conditions shall apply to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including any which the Client may purport to apply under any agreement, purchase order, confirmation of order or similar document. No conduct by the Company shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of any terms put forward by the Client. If any terms are provided by the Client then the Company’s terms and conditions shall be deemed to be prior or subsequent to such Client terms to the benefit of the Company.
2.2 All Orders for Services shall be deemed to be an offer by the Client to purchase the Services pursuant to these terms and conditions. Acceptance of the Services shall be deemed conclusive evidence of the Client’s acceptance of these terms and conditions.
2.3 The Company shall not be deemed to have accepted any offer until the Client has paid for the Service ordered.

3. Extent of these Terms and Conditions

3.1 No conditions other than those contained in these terms and conditions shall be deemed to be incorporated in or form part of these terms and conditions, except:
3.1.1 specific terms agreed in writing between the Client and the Managing Director or those authorised by him to agree such terms; or
3.1.2 specific representations made in writing by the Managing Director or those authorised by him to make such representations.
3.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall have the effect of excluding or limiting the Company’s liability for:
3.2.1 death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence, or the negligence of the Company’s employees acting in the course of their employment;
3.2.2 any fraudulent misrepresentations made by the Company upon which the Client can be shown to have relied when entering into contract with the Company;
3.2.3 or any other liability that the Company cannot exclude by law.
3.3 If any part of these terms and conditions are deemed unreasonable, void or otherwise unenforceable in any legal, arbitration or similar proceedings, it is the intention of the parties that the enforceability of the remaining parts of these terms and conditions will not be affected.
3.4 Subject to clause 3.1 above, each party acknowledges that these terms and conditions contain the whole agreement between the parties and the Client has not relied upon any oral or written representation made to them by the Company or its employees or agents.

4. Company’s Responsibilities

4.1 The Company will carry out tests in accordance with the requirements of ISO 17025, and will endeavour to make the results of the tests available to the Client within the times specified.
4.2 If the sampling Kits delivered by the Company to the Client are damaged on arrival or the sterile packs have been compromised, new ones will be supplied by the Company free of charge. The defective Kits should be returned in the pre-paid envelope clearly marked as faulty, for disposal by the Company or return to suppliers.
4.3 The Client understands that whilst the particular testing that the Company undertakes is highly accurate, as with any testing there is a possibility of error or omission. The Client therefore acknowledges and accepts that in the event of the Client being able to establish a claim for damages resulting from any act of the Company whether negligent or otherwise, the Company’s liability shall not exceed the cost paid for the test and agrees to keep the Company and its agents, officers and employees harmless from all further claims or damages. The Client’s rights hereunder shall be subject to the Client notifying the Company of any error or omission within thirty days of the test report being issued.
4.4 The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Client or any other person as a consequence of reporting the test results to the Client or other authorised persons, unless the Company has been negligent.
4.4.1 Any liability arising under this clause (4.4) will be limited to the cost of the Service contracted for.
4.5 The Company shall not be liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its testing Services through causes beyond its control, including but not limited to an act of God, flood, drought, storm, war, industrial action, strike, lockout, breakdown of systems or network access, fire, explosion, terrorism, sabotage or other event beyond the Company’s control.
4.6 Under the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, the Company will only obtain, use, process and disclose personal information about the Client and those persons being tested in order that it may discharge its responsibilities in providing the Service contracted for, and for other related purposes including updating Client records, crime prevention and legal and regulatory compliance, including reporting to Public Health England. In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the Client and the persons tested have a right to a copy of personal data held about them by the Company and such data can be obtained by them on payment of an administrative fee.
4.7 The Company reserves the right to refuse its Services if it has reasonable grounds for believing:
4.7.1 that the samples were or will be obtained illegally; or
4.7.2 that the results will be used for an illegal, immoral, improper or unethical purpose.
The Company also reserves the right to refuse its Services if
4.7.3 there is a conflict of interest with an existing Client; or,
4.7.4 the quality of the Company’s Services might otherwise be compromised, for example if the volume of work requires that no new cases could be taken for a specified period except in an emergency; or
4.7.5 it has other reasonable grounds for doing so.
4.8 Written reports will be emailed or sent by other agreed means to the Client.
4.9 The Company reserves the right to issue results to and/or to discuss results with:
(a) the person tested, or
(b) where the person tested is a child, the mother or other person with Parental Responsibility for the child
4.10 The Company aims to provide a high quality service at all times. If the Client is not satisfied with the service they have received they should put their complaint in writing to [email protected].
4.10.1The Company will endeavour to investigate any complaint carefully and promptly and to explain the position to the Client. If the Client feels that the Company has given a less than satisfactory service, the Company will endeavour to address the Client’s concerns.

5. Client’s Responsibilities

5.1 The Client is responsible for ensuring the return of the sample kit, including the sample and request form, and for the online activation of the kit. Where these items are not completed and returned, the Company will be unable to comply with its obligations under these terms and conditions and in this event the Company shall have no further liability to the Client until or unless these items are submitted.
5.2 On request, the Company will endeavour to give as much information as possible to the Client about the Services it provides and the fullest picture of what the results do and do not show, but the Client must decide whether or not the Service offered by the Company is suitable for any particular purpose.
5.3 The Client is responsible for ensuring that they are legally entitled to possess and obtain the biological samples passed to the Company for analysis.
5.3.1 The Client agrees to indemnify the Company against all claims, expenses and any loss or damage suffered by the Company as a result of the Client passing to the Company any samples which were not legally obtained.
5.3.2 The Company makes no representation that the Client is legally entitled to perform any particular act in order to obtain biological samples for analysis.
5.4 The Client undertakes that all information provided to the Company for the purpose of ordering the Service is correct.
5.5 The Client warrants that they are entitled to provide the Company with all information and data and shall indemnify the Company against any claims for infringement of the information or data, breaches of confidentiality or failure to comply with any data protection laws brought by any third parties.
5.6 It is the Client’s responsibility to provide or ensure that the persons tested provide all necessary or requested documentation and samples to the Company and to complete fully any forms or documents supplied or requested by the Company. Failure to do so may result in a delay in providing, or inaccuracies in, test certificates and in such circumstances the Company shall not be liable for any such delay or inaccuracy. The Company shall not be liable for any failure to provide accurate or complete test reports due to insufficient, incomplete or poor quality of specimen. Any further testing may incur additional fees.
5.7 The Client should only enter into a contract with the Company if they are willing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

6. Fees for Services

6.1 The Price of the Company’s Services are those set by the Company and revised from time to time, and are detailed on the Company’s website.

7. Payment and Cancellation

7.1 Payment for the services must be made at the time an order is placed.
7.2 Travel test package tests i.e. day 2 and day 8 tests may not be cancelled once the booking reference has been generated.
7.3 If a Client wishes to cancel a fit to travel or test to release i.e. day 5 test:
7.3.1 They should contact the Company and inform them of the desired cancellation immediately.
7.3.2 Return of any used or unused kit(s) will be arranged.
7.3.3 An administrative charge not exceeding £50 will be charged.
7.3.4 If the scientific analysis of the samples has commenced full charges will apply.

8. Time

8.1 Dates given by the Company for the completion of analysis and reporting of results are for guidance only and are not of the essence of the contract, and the Company shall not be liable to the Client for any loss or damage direct or indirect caused by a delay.

9. Risk

9.1 Risk in and to any samples or specimens provided by the Client shall remain with the Client. Any title in and to any test results or similar shall rest with the Company until all payments have been received by the Company from the Client.

10. Delivery

10.1 Any delivery times provided to the Client shall be approximate as the Services specified may alter or third parties may delay delivery or products or services. The Company shall not be liable for any delay in the delivery of the Services and time shall not be of the essence.

11. Use of samples for method validation

11.1 The Client accepts that any samples submitted for routine analysis may be included in work to optimise current testing processes including validation of new testing methods. If this occurs the samples and any associated information will continue to be treated with the strictest confidence.

12. Storage and Disposal of Samples

12.1 All information supplied by the Client and person(s) to be tested shall be kept in the strictest confidence and only for as long as is necessary to adequately carry out the Test, report the results and comply with data retention procedures. In all cases, once the Certificate has been issued to the Client:
a) any negative samples are discarded within seven days and destroyed by incineration.
b) any positive samples are stored for two years for epidemiological purposes and referred for further testing or genome sequencing if requested by Public Health England or an agency of the Department of Health and Social Care. Positive samples stored by us after this time will be destroyed by incineration.
c) data will be stored for ten years, after which paper records will be shredded and electronic data will be disposed of securely.

13. Third Party Rights

13.1 A person who is not a party to this agreement has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any terms of this agreement.

14. Copyright and Intellectual Property

14.1 Ownership of copyright in all literature, documentation, and reports etc., prepared by the Company, remain the property of the Company.

15. Jurisdiction

15.1 The contract between the Company and the Client as evidenced by these terms and conditions is subject to the Laws of England, and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim or dispute arising from the contract.

16. Subcontracting

16.1 Sample analysis will be undertaken at the Company’s premises and own Laboratories. In the event the Company may have to subcontract samples, it will do so to an approved, competent Laboratory and the Client will be informed.


The Company may be contacted at the following address and by the following means:
Anglia DNA Services,
35 Scottow Enterprise Park,
Lamas Road,
Norwich NR10 5FB
telephone: 01603 320777 or 01603 320776
email: [email protected] *

*The Client acknowledges that internet communications are capable of corruption and the Company cannot therefore accept any responsibility for changes made to such communications after dispatch.