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Conditions of use of test samples for participation in the PTB Ex Proficiency Testing Scheme

In the scope of the PTB Ex Proficiency Testing Program test samples will be shipped to the participants of the program in order to perform interlaboratory comparisons. The test objects were developed and prepared at PTB for the testing program and are made available at the own risk of the participating test laboratories.

PTB assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the use of the test samples by the participants and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, safety, suitability or any other characteristic. As far as legally permitted PTB refuses any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential damage arising in connection with the use of the test samples. The participants shall bear the risk of the use of test samples and of their internal work. German law shall apply.

By handling the test samples after receipt the participant agrees to these conditions of use.
If a participant does not agree, the test laboratory shall not be authorized to work with the test samples. In this case the test samples have to be returned to PTB immediately.