Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Welcome to Scientific Equipment Company ("SECO"), where we are happy to help you rediscover personalized service. SECO, like all websites, has Terms of Use that we must make you aware of. Our goal is to keep this section as simple and brief as possible.

The purpose of this site is to provide products and information to our customers and prospective customers. By using our site, you signify your legal and binding agreement to our terms.

Please assume that everything on the site is copyrighted, unless otherwise noted. That includes, but is not limited to graphics, text, and attached documents. You can download information from this site, but only for non-commercial, personal use. Please do not distribute information without SECO's prior written consent.

All information on this site and any statements made by SECO personnel are believed to be accurate, but are presented without warranty of any kind. We assume no liability or responsibility for errors and omissions on this site. All information on this site is subject to change at SECO's discretion.

Your use of the site is at your sole risk. The site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. SECO expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SECO makes no warranty that (i) the site will meet your requirements, (ii) the site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the site will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the site will meet your expectations, (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

Our site is linked to other sites. Please note when you click on one of these links, you are leaving the SECO web site and entering a completely new web site. This new site is maintained by a third party, we do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of these sites.

Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our customers, SECO will not sell, trade, give or rent your information to any third party. Our site has been designed so that no personal identifying information is accessible to the general public.


Ordering Information

Becoming SECO Customer

To apply for a SECO online account, you may either:

New account approval normally occurs within 48 hours of receipt of information by customer service.

Once your account is approved, you will receive a confirming email containing your login and account information.

With this information you will be able to access pricing, create favorites list and ordering templates. You will also have the ability to add other users if desired.

If your company has a SECO account and you want online ordering privileges, you may:

  • Contact your Company's Account Administrator to register you as a user
  • Complete the Online Application
  • Contact Customer Service at 800-770-7326
Placing an Order

We would like to make your ordering process as simple as possible, so we offer several options:

Online - www.seco.us

  • Click on Shop Now Icon
  • Enter User ID and Password

Fax - 610-558-1475

To ensure the accuracy of your order, please include the following information on your order:

  • SECO Item Number
  • Product Quantity
  • Your Contact Information
  • If you wish to receive an order confirmation electronically, please specify on order

Email - cs@seco.us

To ensure the accuracy of your order, please include the following information on your order:

  • SECO Item Number
  • Product Quantity
  • Your Contact Information
  • If you wish to receive an order confirmation electronically, please specify on order

Phone- 800-770-7326

Please have the following information available prior to calling customer service

  • SECO Item Number
  • Product Quantity
Minimum Order

Orders of less than $100.00 may be subject to a minimum order fee.

Payment Methods
  • We accept VISA, MasterCard or American Express
  • If you have an account with us, you can submit a purchase order with Net 30 day terms
  • If you would like to apply for an account, please complete Credit Application and return to Customer Service


Shipping Information

Delivery Options

We endeavor to ship in stock items to you within 24 hours, in the most efficient, least costly way possible. In most instances, items are shipped by UPS, FedEx or a carrier of your designation. Larger shipments usually go by truck. UPS, FedEx and air shipments have strict regulations and limitations on what's acceptable. Some carriers impose a surcharge on all items designated "hazardous".

  • FOB Aston, PA 19014
  • UPS Collect or Prepay and Add
  • FedEx Collect or Prepay and Add
  • LTL Freight Collect or Prepay and Add
Extra Charges

Shipping and handling fees, special packaging materials, carrier surcharges and hazardous material fees imposed by government or carrier regulations will be added separately to the invoice.

Expedited shipments require additional charges.

Hazardous Materials Shipping Policy

SECO complies with applicable governmental regulations regarding the shipment of hazardous materials to our customers. Our method of shipment is governed by these agencies. In the case of hazardous materials, SECO will select the most appropriate and cost effective method of shipping.

SECO will not ship any hazardous materials via air freight. We may, at our own discretion, have our supplier ship hazardous materials via air freight.

Typically, shipping hazardous materials will lead to a separate shipping charge.


Return Policy

Return Goods Authorization (RGA)

All returns must have an RGA number.

To insure proper credit each request for return must include:

  • Customer Name and Address
  • SECO Shipping Order Number
  • Date of Invoice
  • SECO Catalog Number
  • Customer Purchase Order Number
  • Reason for Return

All returns may be subject to 30% restocking charge and must be initiated within 30 days of receipt of order.

Merchandise that must be returned by SECO to the manufacturer for inspection, reworking or refurbishing will, at all times, be subject to a charge proportionate to that received by SECO from the manufacturer.

Merchandise returned in such condition that repacking is required for return to stock will, at all times, be subject to a minimum 30% handling charge.

Items Not Acceptable for Return or Credit
  • Merchandise that has been discontinued
  • Opened chemicals and items that have been defaced by labeling and marking
  • Merchandise not purchased from SECO
  • Items purchased on "special order" basis (unless manufacturer will accept return)
  • Dated items whose shelf life has expired
  • Hazardous chemicals in broken containers
Return of Hazardous Materials

Return shipments of hazardous materials must be marked, labeled and shipped in accordance with DOT regulations applicable to transportation of hazardous substances

Merchandise Guarantee for Something Arriving Broken

Every precaution is taken to ensure safe arrival of merchandise. Receiving clerks should not accept, unconditionally, shipments with evidence of rough handling until contents have been examined by a transport agent. Shipments containing concealed damage or missing items must be reported to and inspected by the carrier within 10 days. Retain all packing material and containers for inspection. Notify SECO customer service immediately.