Purchase Policies - Cancelation, Order Changes, and Credits
Policies on cancellations, changes to orders, and credits
We realize that research needs may change resulting in a need to cancel or change orders. If order cancellations or changes become necessary, the policies outlined below will apply at our discretion.
No cancellation or changes on day of shipment
Order cancellations or order changes cannot be accepted on the day of shipment.
How to cancel or change orders
Order cancellations or changes must be made in writing, by sending notifications by fax to 1-207-288-6150 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We must receive written notifications by 7:30 PM Eastern Time (4:30 Pacific Time) one business day before shipment. We will send you a written confirmation of your cancellation or order change to indicate that we have received your request. Please maintain this confirmation for your records.
Under no circumstances should mice or shipping containers be returned to The Jackson Laboratory.
Credit policy for JAX® Mice
Important Note: This credit policy applies only to shipments of JAX® Mice for which transportation of the mice from The Jackson Laboratory to the customer's specified delivery site has been arranged solely by The Jackson Laboratory.
Credit will be issued for mice received at your facility which are deceased or moribund or for those that die or become ill within three days after arrival. Credit requests must be received within five days after the delivery date of the order by email or by telephone followed by a written notification of the problem (see Customer Service contact information) — within five days after the delivery date of the order. We issue credit for mice received in damaged containers if damage is noted on the delivery manifest.
Credit is not provided for the following circumstances:
- Shipment of timed pregnant females at one to ten days post-mating that are not pregnant or do not produce a viable litter.
- Non-productive mice.
- Retired breeders are recently retired from active breeding colonies. We do not guarantee that females will NOT be pregnant when they are shipped.
- Visibly Pregnant Females (untimed visibly pregnant females 15 or less days from last mating).
Credit policy for JAX® mES Cells
JAX® mES cells shipped from The Jackson Laboratory have tested negative for mycoplasma and mouse pathogens. Each cell lot has been subjected to and passed rigorous quality control testing. However, we do not guarantee performance of the cells in the customer's laboratory due to the high variability of reagents, equipment, protocols and procedures.
If cells arrive thawed, we will issue a full credit. You must request credit and/or report transportation-related complaints by email or by telephone followed by sending us a written notification of the problem (see Customer Service contact information) within five days following the delivery date of the order. We will issue credit for cells received in damaged containers also, if damage is noted on the delivery manifest.
Shipping and container charges
Ground transportation is recommended whenever possible and can be arranged in dedicated, climate-controlled vehicles for most locations in the U.S.A. and Canada. If ground transportation is not available to your location, air shipment can be arranged. All mice are shipped in protective, filtered containers. Shipping charges are bsed on the number of shipping containers. Shipping charges are prepaid and itemized on invoices. Order confirmations indicate an estimated number of shipping containers to be used to ship orders. The actual number of shipping containers used for shipment may exceed the original estimates.
Cancellation policy for Mouse Production Strains
Orders can be canceled or changed up to the deadline listed. If deadline has passed, cancellation fee will be 100% of the order.
|Cancellation Fee||Order Type||Order Cancellation/Change Deadline
|No Cancellation Fee||Mice at Standard Supply Levels Readily Available and Available Now
*excludes aged C57BL/6J mice (25-78 wks)
|7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT) ONE business day prior to shipment|
|Aged C57BL/6J Mice (25-78 wks)||Commercial customers: Notice of cancellation is received within 1-7 business days following the date of receipt of the order.|
|Mice at specific days of age||7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT) ONE business day prior to shipment|
|Littermates||Under 7 weeks of age: 7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT) ONE business day prior to shipment|
|JAX® mES Cells||7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT) ONE business day prior to shipment|
|Foster mothers and pups||7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT) TWO business days prior to shipment|
|Timed pregnant females||Prior to mating
|Animal Identification ( Microchip, Ear tag, RapID, etc...)||Prior to the identification being performed|
|Surgically modified mice or tissues||Prior to the mice being moved to the surgical or necropsy procedure area|
|Cancellation fee of 20% of the price of the mice ordered||Aged C57BL/6J Mice (25-78 wks)||Commercial customers: Notice of cancellation is received within 8-14 business days following the date of receipt of the order.|
|Littermates||Over 7 weeks of age: 7:30 PM ET (4:30 PM PT) ONE business day prior to shipment|
Cancellation policy for mice recovered from cryopreserved stocks or embryos
|Cancellation Fee||Cancellation notice deadline*|
|None||Notice of cancellation is received within 0-5 business days following the date of receipt of the order|
|$1,500||Notice of cancellation is received more than 5 business days following the date of receipt of the order|
Cancellation policy Humanized Mice
|Cancellation Fee||Cancellation notice deadline*|
|None||Notice of cancellation (or postponement in certain cases) is received within 0-5 business days
following the receipt of the order
|$150/mouse||Notice of cancellation (or postponement in certain cases) is received more than 5 business days
following the date of receipt of the order
* i.e., Notice of cancellation must be received within this time frame