TERMS & CONDITIONS
As set out below for Worcester Smart Tech
1. AGREEMENT FOR REPAIR
The terms set out in these Conditions of Repair (“Agreement”) shall apply to the service we provide to repair your mobile Phone, Tablet, laptop and/or any accessories listed (“Equipment”) on the collection receipt. Reference to “us”, “we” and “our” refer to Worcester Smart Tech and references to “you” and “your” are references to you, the person addressed on this form.
2. ALL REPAIRS (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)
2.1 This Agreement shall commence from the date you pass the device to a Worcester Smart Tech representative and shall continue until we have repaired or otherwise returned your Equipment (“Services”), whichever is sooner, and received any payment due from you. 2.2 We shall make all reasonable efforts to repair your Equipment subject to the availability of any parts required and/or the terms of any relevant guarantee or warranty. We shall perform the Services using our reasonable care and skill. 2.3 Any time estimate for completion of the service, which may be given to you, is an estimate only and does not form any obligation under the terms of this Agreement. 2.4 We shall notify you when the device has been repaired (mail in Repairs) and is available to return or collection. If you do not collect the Equipment within 90 days, we may dispose of the Equipment. Any sum obtained on disposal will be used to meet any unpaid estimate or repair charges you are liable to pay and any remaining balance will be payable by you accordingly. 2.5 If we are unable to complete the Service for any reason, or the Service will incur further costs payable by you, we will notify you immediately. 2.6 Our out of warranty/chargeable repairs are covered for 90 days from the date the device is returned to you from our store. For liquid damaged devices, the warranty is only valid for 30 days and only relates to any parts that were fitted during the repair. If the Equipment develops an additional fault unrelated to the original repair, the repair warranty contained in this paragraph will not apply. The warranty includes the repaired part(s) only and does not include further damage to the repaired part(s). We are not liable for the postage costs of getting the device to us, but we do cover return postage for warranty repairs only. 2.7 For devices that have dents to the metal rear covers or frame surrounds (particularly relevant for iPad, Microsoft Surface and iPhone front glass repairs), our technicians may need to straighten or file away small areas to ensure the correct positioning of replacement front glass/screens and to prevent any sharp edges causing injury. We make every effort to minimise the cosmetic appearance of such repairs. Generally, it is not necessary to replace the rear covers for minor dents, but if you prefer to have a cosmetically ‘perfect’ repair, we are able to fit brand new replacement rear covers for an additional charge if required. 2.8 We conduct testing both before and after repair to identify any additional faults with your device. For devices that have been given to us following accidental damage e.g. the device has been dropped or has experienced water damage, some internal components can be weakened but still appear to function normally. Whilst these weaknesses may not be evident on pre-testing, the repair process itself (by opening up the device) can sometimes cause these weakened components to develop a fault. Our technicians take great care when repairing your devices, but prevention of further damage to an already weakened component cannot be guaranteed. We will notify you of any additional repairs that may be required and will request your approval before proceeding. We are not liable if additional faults are identified as a result of the repair process itself. Whilst we make every effort to warn customers if there is potential for additional faults/complications, this cannot always be known in advance. 2.9 Mobile devices that are sold as being waterproof are originally sealed in the manufacturers factory with special machines and special liquid proof gaskets. When we carry out a repair on a waterproof device that involves opening and closing the device we cannot guarantee that your device will be 100% waterproof after the repair process has been completed. We replace all gaskets required but only the manufacturers of the device have access to the specialised equipment required. However, we always use the best possible techniques.
Please also note some repairs can be completed with no warranty cover (warranty void), we will advise you if this is the case, usually because of other damage which cannot be rectified.
3. ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR WARRANTY REPAIRS
3.1 The 90 day Warranty does not apply if the device has been subject to further accidental damage. For clarification, the definition for accidental damage includes (but is not limited to) cracked screens (cracked glass or cracked LCD display), dented frame’s or bent frames and any other form of drop or impact as below (a) any mishandling that causes subsequent damage to the relevant device(s); (b) water or other liquid damage; (c) damage or faults resulting from attempted customer or third party repairs at any time; (d) software issues unrelated to the repair and/or any damage resulting from viruses or other malicious pieces of software that may have been transmitted during servicing or escaped detection; (e) any jail broken or “rooted” device; (f) water proof devices, as Worcester Smart Tech cannot guarantee the device(s) will remain water proof following the Repair Services; (g) new damages unrelated to the original Repair Services; and/or (h) any loss of data occurring as a result of the repair – customers are advised to back up all data on the device(s) to be repaired prior to the repair. Worcester Smart Tech does not accept any liability for data or software which is lost, corrupted, deleted or altered during repair. You accept full responsibility for all software and data on your device(s) and Worcester Smart Tech is not required to advise or remind customers of appropriate backup and other procedures. 3.2 Where repair is to be carried out under a relevant warranty, we may ask you to provide sufficient proof of any warranty. 3.3 If the nature of the repair falls outside the terms of your warranty, then you may incur a charge for the repair under the terms as set in clause 4. We will endeavour to notify you of any such charge prior to undertaking any work.
4. ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR CHARGEABLE REPAIRS
4.1 If the repair to your device is not covered by a warranty or the nature of the repair is beyond any terms of your warranty we will charge you for the repair in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. 4.2 The cost of repair will be calculated where possible in accordance with our standard charges as published from time to time. 4.3 The cost of repair may not fall within our standard charges where the device is not generally supported by us, device repairs are sub-contracted or the nature of repair is not within our standard rates of repair. In this event, we will provide you with an estimate of the cost of repair and we will not repair the Equipment until we have received your acceptance of that estimate. 4.4 If we are unable to find fault on your device or decide not to go ahead with any repairs, we will return your device to you un-repaired and we reserve the right to charge you an inspection/processing fee of £20.00 in accordance with our standard charges. Devices which are beyond economic repair we will not charge any fees we offer No Fix No Fee except return postage fee £10.00 Mobile Phones only UK. 4.5 We may keep your device until all charges payable have been paid.
5.1 Our entire liability in respect of any single cause of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter (whether for breach of contract, tort, including negligence, statute or otherwise at all) shall be limited, to the extent that the cause of action related to our supply of the Services, at our option to: (a) supplying the Services again; (b) payment of the cost of having the Services supplied again; or (c) repaying to you any amount that you have paid in respect of the Services. 5.2 If, through our negligence or wilful misconduct, we damage the Equipment beyond economical repair, our liability will be limited to the cost of providing a replacement with a product that is the same as or similar to the Equipment. 5.3 Any data or information that you may have stored on the Equipment shall remain your sole responsibility and we accept no liability for loss or corruption of such data howsoever caused. It is your responsibility to keep a record of any such data. 5.4 Nothing in this clause 5 shall apply so as to limit or exclude our liability for: (a) death or personal injury resulting from our negligence; (b) breach of any terms implied by statute; (c) any claim arising under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or (d) fraudulent misrepresentation. 5.5 In no circumstance shall we be liable to you for any indirect, special or consequential loss arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including any loss of business, revenue, profits, anticipated savings, goodwill or any other indirect or consequential loss or damage howsoever arising. 5.6 Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, all representations, conditions and warranties, whether express or implied (by statute or otherwise) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. 5.7 We shall not be liable for any claim arising under this Agreement unless you give us written notice of the claim within three (3) months of becoming aware of the circumstances giving rise to the claim or, if earlier, three (3) months from the time you ought reasonably to have become aware of such circumstances.
6. DATA PROTECTION
6.1 We ask for your name and address and the other details (“Personal Information”) during the ordering process so that we can notify you when your device has been repaired and so we can give you an efficient after Repair service.. By submitting your Equipment and using these Services you consent to our use of your Personal Information as described.
7.1 We shall not be liable to you for any delay in or failure of performance of our obligations under this Agreement arising from any reason beyond our reasonable control. 7.2 Our failure to exercise or enforce our rights or the giving of any forbearance, delay or indulgence, will not be construed as a waiver of such rights under this Agreement or otherwise. 7.3 This Agreement sets out the entire agreement and understanding between you and us in connection with its subject matter. Nothing in this Agreement shall effect our liability in respect of any misrepresentation, warranty or condition that is made fraudulently. 7.4 This Agreement may not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing signed by or on behalf of you and us. 7.5 If any part of this Agreement is found to be void or unenforceable it will be severed from the rest of this Agreement so that it is effective to the extent that shall not effect the validity of the balance of the Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. 7.6 Nothing in this Agreement shall confer on any third party any benefits under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. 7.7 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
8. CALL OUT COVERAGE FEE POLICY
9. MAIL IN REPAIRS DELIVERY POLICY
8.1 Once completed, your order will be returned by insured tracked mail. This is generally a next working day service, however this is not guaranteed and may be subject to delays that are out of our control. On some occasions when this delivery service is not available, we may use alternative carrier. Your package is fully tracked and a tracking reference is available. 8.2 All return deliveries are insured up to the value of £500. Should a device arrive damaged or is missing, please contact us the day it is delivered in order that a claim can be made on your behalf. To pursue a claim, we will require photographic evidence of ALL packaging received (including the outer delivery bag). Please contact our customer service team if you have any enquiries of this nature. If you require additional insurance cover over £500 please notify us and this can upgraded for an additional fee.
10. CANCELLATION POLICY
9.1 Under the Distance Selling Regulations, you have the right to cancel your repair contract within 3 days of us receiving your device. If you would like to cancel your repair contract, please email [email protected] with your details. 9.2 We will not begin any repair work during the 2 day period unless you specifically request us to proceed. This is normally confirmed by email. For walk-in and call out customers repairs will be started immediately unless you specifically ask us to delay the repair. 9.3 When we receive your device, we will contact you to let you know usually by phone or email then we start the repair. 9.4 If you decide to cancel your repair before any work has been undertaken. We will charge a return postage fee of £10.00 for mail in repairs, for call out repairs we charge (£N/A) Call out Fee 9.5 If you decide to cancel your repair , we will not be liable to pay for any postage/delivery costs you incurred in getting the device to us. 9.6 If your device is repaired and returned before the 3 day period has expired, you will lose the right to cancel the contract. 9.7 If you decide to cancel repair You most email or call us before we start the repair. 9.8 Liquid Damage Service. This service is not a repair, but a thorough cleaning and inspection service. It does not guarantee that your device will be repaired, but simply that it is cleaned and fully tested. Should repairs be required e.g. replacement components, then these will be additionally charged. Once the cleaning and inspection service has been completed, the fee is non-refundable regardless of whether the device is repaired or not.
All Prices are updated daily as some parts are purchased using Euro and US Dollars. Stock shortage in the market and other shop utility bills do effect our charges. The amount quoted will be valid for 24 hours only.
Cash or Bank Transfer can be used to make payment. All payment(s) has to be made prior to a collection.
13. Refunds / NON REFUNDABLE REPAIRS
A few of our repairs are non refundable, this includes liquid damage repairs and/or liquid damage related repairs and diagnostics if you decide not to proceed with the repair. We only refund a Repair we cannot fix your device we usually give 3 attempts to each warranty if after 3rd attempt still the fault will remain in that case we will remove our parts and fully refund (a minimum fee and call out or postage fee will be payable)
14. WHAT WE DO NOT COVER :
- Any subsequent damage caused to the device after the repair
- Damage resulting from misuse
- Any kind of Liquid Damage
- Software related issues
- Faults not relating to the original repair done
- Loss of data (please backup your device before getting repaired)
- Our warranty is void if a Customer device is opened or a repair is done on the device by a different company after our repair
Please do not send any accessories in with your Mail in repairs unless we have requested them. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to accessories whilst in our possession (SIM cards, memory cards, chargers, boxes, cases, etc).