All customers and website visitors agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of service below upon usage of any services offered by Fixnsell Computers. The Terms and Conditions apply to all customers whether or not you have made yourself familiar with them. An exact copy of these is posted in the shop.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
1.1 In these terms and conditions the following words have the meanings given:- Contract means a contract for the purchase by the Customer of Products or Services from Fixnsell Computers incorporating these terms and conditions and arising from the acceptance by Fixnsell Computers of an Order; Customer means the person, firm or company ordering Products or services; Default shall mean any breach by either party of its obligations under a Contract, any default, act, omission, negligence or statement by either party, its employees, agents or sub-contractors arising out of or in connection with a Contract and in respect of which either party may be legally liable; Fixnsell Computers means Fixnsell Computers or any such other business Fixnsell Computers may appoint as sub-contractor to provide the Services to the Customer; Intellectual Property Rights means copyright, patent, trademark, service marks, registered designs, sui generis rights, know-how, confidential information, trade or business names or other similar rights together with applications for any of the foregoing; Licence Agreement means any licence agreement relating to use of the Software; Order means any written order for Products, or Products and Services, received by Fixnsell Computers from the Customer; Services means any configuration or installation services provided by Fixnsell Computers as sub-contractor of the Customer to end-users of Products in conjunction with the supply of Products; Software means any computer software supplied by Fixnsell Computers, whether embodied in ROM, RAM, firmware or on disk, tape or other media. Confidential Information all information of whatsoever nature (whether oral, written or in any other form) containing or consisting of material of a technical, operational, administrative, economic, marketing, planning, business or financial nature or in the nature of intellectual property of any kind or in the nature of Specifications and relating either to the Products or Services, the Seller or the Buyer (as the case may be); Delivery Address the address for delivery of the Products or Services as stated on the Purchase Order; Price the price payable for the Products or Services as specified in the Purchase Order and payable in accordance with the terms of this Agreement; Products or Services such products or Services to be sold by the Seller to the Buyer as may be determined from time to time by the Seller and Buyer; Purchase Order the Buyer's purchase order for the Products or Services; Specifications any plans, drawings, data or other information relating to the Products; On-site visits any services delivered at the Customer’s premises; Workshop Repairs any services delivered on Fixnsell Computers premises; Data Recovery any attempt to recover, salvage or retrieve data from any computer storage media such as hard disks, floppy disks, USB disks, flash disks or any other computer-related equipment or media;
1.2 All other words and expressions are to be given their normal English meaning taken in the context of the Contract. Any dispute as to the meaning of a word is to be settled by reference to the Oxford English (U.K.) Dictionary.
1.3 Any reference to a clause shall mean a clause of these terms and conditions unless otherwise stated.
1.4 The use of headings in these terms and conditions shall be for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of these terms and conditions.
2. Contract Formation
2.1 All Orders submitted by the Customer to Fixnsell Computers and accepted by Fixnsell Computers shall be subject to these following terms and conditions which shall form part of and govern any Contract.
2.2 Usage of any service or receiving any estimate or quotation for any Products and/or Services by the customer, issued by Fixnsell Computers –verbally, by phone or in person or in writing including by email- shall be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
3.1 All prices for Products or Services stated in any quote, estimate or acceptance of Order are those current at the time of the Customer's enquiry by phone, by email or any other acceptable means.
3.2 Cost of parts required to carry out a successful repair will be extra and are not included in the labour charge quoted
4.1 Payment for parts and services must be made by credit/debit card, cheque or cash prior or upon the delivery of the services by Fixnsell Computers.
4.2. The customer agrees that payment for services and carriage is non-refundable and parts or equipment fitted or supplied will be replaced only if found faulty and/or covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
4.3 Fixnsell Computers may at its discretion offer credit terms to the Customer subject to the status of the Customer and completion by the Customer of a credit application form supplied by Fixnsell Computers. Such credit terms shall be determined by Fixnsell Computers and confirmed in writing with the Customer.
4.4 Unless and until credit terms are granted, the Customer will pay for any Products or Services on a "cash with order" basis in which case the Customer should allow at least three (3) Business Days for the payment to be credited to Fixnsell Computers's account. Fixnsell Computers reserves the right not to release any Products or provide any Services until all such payments are cleared and credited to Fixnsell Computers's bank account.
4.5 Where credit terms are granted, and unless other terms are granted in writing, the Customer will pay no later than 30 days following the date of Fixnsell Computers's invoice and Fixnsell Computers reserves the right to suspend deliveries where payment is delayed.
4.6 If any payments are overdue the Customer may be placed on credit hold and no further Products or Services will be delivered or made available to the Customer until all payments due to Fixnsell Computers under the Contract have been paid. Fixnsell Computers may at its discretion, withdraw credit facilities in the event of any breach of this contract by the Customer.
4.7 If payment is not received by the relevant due date Fixnsell Computers may:
(1) Charge the Customer interest on any overdue amount (on a daily basis) from the due date of payment to the date of actual payment (both dates inclusive) at the rate of four (4) per cent per annum above the Barclays Bank plc Base Rate for the time being in force.
4.8 All payments made by the Customer to Fixnsell Computers shall be in pounds sterling in immediately available funds free and clear of any right of set off or counter claim or any withholding or deduction whatsoever.
4.9 The customer agrees to make all payments due under this contract irrespective of any dispute or claim the Customer may have with or against any third party.
5.1 Fixnsell Computers, to the extent that it is permitted to do so, hereby assigns the benefit of any guarantee or warranty covering any defects in Products received by Fixnsell Computers under an agreement with the manufacturer or supplier of the relevant Product.
5.2 The warranty service (if any) will be that provided by the manufacturer and any validation procedures relating to that warranty service are the responsibility of the Customer.
5.3 Fixnsell Computers may in its discretion offer support or maintenance services with respect to Products or services.
5.4 The warranty of the manufacturer or supplier is in lieu of all other terms or conditions whether express or implied concerning the quality or fitness for purpose of Products and all such other terms and conditions are hereby excluded.
5.5 Used computers sold by Fixnsell Computers will be offered with a warranty which will be as stated on the sales invoice. The warranty covers the hardware supplied by Fixnsell Computers. The warranty will be deemed null and void if, the tamper proof label affixed to the equipment has been removed or tampered with in any other way.
5.6 The hardware warranty service provided by Fixnsell Computers covers hardware failure by normal usage. The warranty does not cover accidental damage, damage by misuse, damage caused by software installation, the resulting effects of spyware or virii, resulting damage caused by the addition of peripherals or faulty items.
6. Terms of Service
6.1 Fixnsell Computers will make every possible effort to preserve their customers' data, however they make no guarantees whatsoever that data will be intact after the computer(s) have been repaired and tested. The customer agrees not to hold Fixnsell Computers responsible for any loss or damage to data as a result of repairs, upgrades or any other services carried out on their computer(s) or network.
6.2 Workshop repairs benefit from a no-fix no-fee policy if Fixnsell Computers is unable to fix the original reported problem but where the fix is possible by replacement of a faulty part or parts and the customer does not agree to the replacement of the faulty part, Fixnsell Computers reserves the right to charge the Customer a diagnostic fee of £10.00. If the fix of the computer(s) is not possible by replacement of the faulty part(s) and/or as a result of extensive damage to the equipment, it is declared irreparable by Fixnsell Computers technicians, no-fix no-fee policy will apply. Where several faults are reported by the customer and at least one of the faults has been successfully repaired, the Customer is liable to pay the full amount agreed at the time of booking. No-fix no-fee does not apply to partially repaired computer(s).
6.4 If Fixnsell Computers is unable to repair the computer(s) due to non-supply of parts by manufacturers or suppliers, a diagnostics fee of £10.00 may apply to any computer(s) under repair. The diagnostics fee will cover the time spent on fault diagnosis and re-assembly of the computer(s) and cost of collection and return of the computer(s) if applicable. The return of the customer's computer(s) will be subject to prior payment of diagnostics fee and carriage if applicable. We may waive the diagnostics fee at our discretion.
6.5 If the customer's computer develops a fault in the course of service delivery by Fixnsell Computers on-site or off-site, the customer agrees not to hold Fixnsell Computers responsible for the fault. However, Fixnsell Computers will do its best to remedy the problem at no cost to the customer(s) unless parts are required.
6.6 All computers repaired in Fixnsell Computers workshops are checked for viruses and spyware and are certified free from viruses / spyware before delivery to the customer. Fixnsell Computers is not responsible for any virus/ spyware infections that occur after the customer has received the computer(s).
6.7 All the customer’s computers once repaired or declared irreparable, must be collected within 28 days from the time the customer is informed. If the customer fails to collect the repaired or unrepaired computer, we reserve the right to charge the customer for storage at a rate of £2 per week until the passage of a maximum of 24 weeks. The customer must claim or collect the computer within 24 (twenty four) weeks, otherwise the computer will be disposed of and the customer will lose ownership of the computer.
6.8 Where the Customer requires Fixnsell Computers to carry out any configuration or installation services either for the Customer and /or the end-user, Fixnsell Computers shall do so as sub-contractor to the Customer and this agreement and the terms contained herein shall constitute the sub-contract.
6.9 Fixnsell Computers will use all reasonable endeavours to provide computer services in accordance with the terms of the Contract and will ensure that all the Services are provided with all reasonable care and skill and by suitably trained and qualified persons.
7.1 Fixnsell Computers shall a) not be liable for any claims regarding the physical functioning of the equipment/media or the condition or existence of data stored on the media supplied before, during or after services; b)In no event will Fixnsell Computers be liable for any loss of data or loss of revenue or profits or before, during or after services even if Fixnsell Computers has been advised of the possibility of damages or loss to persons or property.
7.2 Fixnsell Computers’s liability of any kind with respect to the services, including any negligence or delay in delivery of service on its part, or loss of equipment or media, shall be limited to the quoted price for the services.
7.3 The Customer must be aware of the inherent risks of damage to media or equipment that is involved when undergoing data recovery or computer repairs, including without limitation, risks due to destruction or damage to the media or equipment and/or data stored and inability to recover data, or inaccurate or incomplete data recovery, including those that may result from the negligence of Fixnsell Computers. The customer agrees not to hold Fixnsell Computers responsible for any damage or loss of equipment or media or data loss. In case of any damage or loss to the original media or equipment, the liability of Fixnsell Computers shall be limited to providing the customer with similar media or equipment of comparable price or capacity.
7.4 The maximum aggregate liability of Fixnsell Computers to the Customer whether in contract, tort or otherwise for any direct loss or damage including to tangible property suffered by the Customer as a result of any default of Fixnsell Computers shall be limited in aggregate to the lesser of £1000 or an amount equal to the sums paid by the Customer under the Contract during the preceding 12 months.
7.5 Fixnsell Computers shall not be liable to the Customer whether in contract, tort or otherwise and even if foreseeable by or in the contemplation of Fixnsell Computers for: (a) any loss of profits, business, revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings, whether sustained by the Customer or any other person; or (b) any special, indirect, or consequential loss whether sustained by the Customer or any other person.
7.6 Any advice or recommendations given to the Customer by Fixnsell Computers or its employees or agents as to storage, application, use or preference of the goods which is not confirmed in writing by Fixnsell Computers, is followed or acted upon entirely at the Customer's own risk and accordingly Fixnsell Computers shall not be liable for any such advice or recommendation which is not so confirmed.
7.7 While Fixnsell Computers will make every effort to preserve the integrity of any equipment under repair, the Customer agrees not to hold Fixnsell Computers responsible for any accidental damages to the equipment in its possession including but not limited to surface scratches, deformations and cracks.
8. Intellectual Property Rights
8.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in or relation to the Products (including any manuals and operating documentation relating thereto) or in any materials (including Software) created by Fixnsell Computers during the course of providing the Services shall vest in Fixnsell Computers or its suppliers as the case may be and the Customer shall have no title to or interest in any such Intellectual Property Rights except to the extent specifically agreed by Fixnsell Computers.
8.2 The Customer will notify Fixnsell Computers immediately if it becomes aware of any illegal or unauthorised use of any of the Products or any of the Intellectual Property Rights in the Products and will assist Fixnsell Computers and/or its suppliers in taking all steps necessary to defend the owners' rights.
8.3 The Customer undertakes to ensure that any Software which is sold to end-users or any other third party will be accompanied by any Licence Agreement (whether shrink-wrap or otherwise) relating to that Software and any other documentation which Fixnsell Computers or Fixnsell Computers's suppliers may require.
9.1 Each party shall treat as confidential all information obtained from the other which is specifically designated as confidential or proprietary and shall not divulge such information to any person (except to such party's own employees and then only to those employees who need to know the same) without the other party's prior written consent.
10.1 Fixnsell Computers reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions. Any such modification will apply on the effective date specified in the said notice to all services and products provided by Fixnsell Computers.
11.1 All Contracts shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
12.1 The waiver by either party of a breach or default of any of the provisions on this Agreement by either party shall not be construed as a waiver of any succeeding breach of the same or other provisions, nor shall any delay or omission on the part of either party to exercise or avail itself of any right, power or privilege that it has, or may have hereunder operates as a waiver of any breach or default by either party.
13. Supplied Software
13.1 Fixnsell Computers install, unless otherwise requested by the customer, various software programs. These programs including but not limited to anti virus and anti spyware programs have been thoroughly tested by us. However, we make no guarantees as to their effectiveness and if support is required, this will be limited to the support offered directly (if any) by the software authors/manufacturers.