1. Terms and Conditions
While EVATECH strives to provide the very best in customer service and satisfaction, as a business we are required to maintain a set of terms and conditions that customers must adhere to when making purchases from our store. These terms and conditions serve to define and protect the rights of the customer as well as the rights of EVATECH.
2. Warranty and Returns,
All goods sold in Australia come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under Australian Consumer Law. Purchases made from EVATECH Pty Ltd are no exception and customers are entitled to repair or replacements in the event of a major failure, if a suitable replacement is not available customers are entitled to a refund.
EVATECH’s policy on providing these guarantees comes in three forms.
3. 7 Day Exchange (DOA), items purchased from EVATECH can be returned for immediate exchange under the following conditions.
In the event a replacement item is not in stock for the exchange and cannot be made available to the customer within 48 hours, the customer has the choice of swapping to an alternative product [price difference payable or refundable], store credit or a refund [Unless the item was a special order item not previously listed prior to purchase, special order items must allow up to 7 days for replacement stock orders before eligible for a refund]
4. New Item Warranty, the length and conditions of this warranty are set by the item distributors and manufactures, not the retailer. As the retailer EVATECH will accept returns and process all warranties for all items that do not display signs of physical damage, that are within the warranty period and are accompanied by a tax invoice. EVATECH does not process the warranty past the point of returning it to the distributor or manufacturer. Any decisions to replace, repair or reject the warranty claim are solely that of the distributor or supplier and not that of EVATECH Pty Ltd. Similarly the length of time it takes to complete a warranty claim also rests with the supplier or distributor in question and EVATECH is not liable for damages or costs involved with the delay. [FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A WARRANTY CLAIM ONLINE PLEASE CLICK HERE]
Physical damage that voids warranty includes but is not limited to;
5-1. Evatech Premium On-Site Pickup & Return Warranty.
1 - 5 year warranty options are available with varying additional perks and levels of cover depending on selection and must be selected prior to purchase. The Premium On-Site Pickup & Return warranty supersedes the NWS On-Site warranty in an effort to increase our level of customer service and eliminate the potential for 3rd party contractors to provide substandard customer experiences beyond our control. The terms and conditions of these warranties are available to view (here) and it is a condition of sale that, if selected, the customer will accept and adhere to the terms and conditions as stated in the link provided as it pertains to the warranty offered by Evatech on the product in question. For all On-Site warranty services purchased prior to the swap over date (07/02/2017), the terms and conditions of said warranty still apply, to view these see condition 5-3 below.
Evatech's premium warranty services afford the policy holder the following guarantees & more;
It is the warranty policies responsibility include but are not limited to;
5-2. Standard RTB (Return to Base) Warranty.
Where no premium, priority or other warranty service was selected at time of purchase, all warranty claims pertaining to Evatech custom computers will be handled on a per component, return to base basis. Evatech staff members will provide troubleshooting assistance in an effort to resolve the issue regardless of the nature of the fault where possible and within reason however if the fault requires the item to be replaced or repaired the customer is required to return it to the point of purchase (or place of origin if item was originally shipped via courier on initial order).
All valid warranty claims will receive free return shipping to the customer anywhere in Australia upon repair or replacement of the item in question by the distributor or manufacturer processing the claim.
Evatech does not repair or issue replacements internally for all non-DOA, standard RTB warranty claims and only forward them to the authorized product distributor or manufacturer for processing. Evatech guarantee that every effort will be made to return process the goods in our possession within 1-2 business days. Unfortunately, the time it takes the distributor or manufacturer to process and return the item to Evatech is beyond Evatech's control. The average turnaround time is 5-10 business days however most distributors state up to 20-25 business days is considered reasonable depending on the nature of the fault and availability of a replacement or means of repair.
The cost of returning the faulty component to Evatech may or may not be reimbursable at the discretion of the manager handling the claim and the conditions of sale outlined by the ACCC. While we take all reasonable steps to provide the best customer service possible, returning a non-faulty component or product will incur a return shipping fee and at the discretion of the management, may incur a futile processing and testing fee to recover labor costs involved with the illegitimate claim.
5-3. On-Site System Warranty (No Longer Offered), 1 - 5 year warranty options were provided prior to 07/02/2017 serviced by National Warranty Services Pty Ltd. These include repair and replacement of components that have failed within the warranty period. This warranty service includes but are not limited to;
Software, settings, peripherals, removable media, buttons, and keyboards & mice are not covered. User damage and damage caused by environmental factors are not covered. For a full list of terms and conditions governing system warranties click here (1 Year / 2 years / 3 years / 5 years)
If a system warranty was not selected upon purchase or has since ended, Evatech provides a RTB (Return to Base) warranty service for the remainder of the manufacturers stated warranty period from the original date of purchase. Should a component fail within the first 90 days from invoice, you have the choice to return the entire PC or remove and return just the faulty component. Should a component of the system fail after the first 90 days, we will require you to remove the faulty component from your custom system yourself and it will be treated as an 'Item Warranty' (see point 4 above).
Issues caused by software, drivers or operating system are not covered by warranty. The software, driver or operating system publisher should be contacted for support in the event of a software or driver related issue. If you are not sure whether or not your issue is software, driver, operating system or hardware related please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Issues caused by altering bios, system or driver settings are not covered by warranty as conflicting or incorrect settings do not constitute a hardware fault.
6. Refurbished Products Warranty
Where products are clearly identified as refurbished prior to sale, warranty conditions will be clearly defined on a per product basis and the warranty conditions above do not apply. Vendors may offer a warranty term longer than EVATECH accepting returns. This will only be the case when clearly advertised prior and vendors allow customers to return the product directly. EVATECH's return period on refurbished products is based on the items value and compliant with ACCC law. If you are uncertain of the warranty terms of a refurbished product and you have already checked the products description, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly before purchasing.
7. Change of Mind Returns, EVATECH is not required to provide a refund or replacement of any kind if the customer changes their mind. Items returned that do not meet requirements of the warranty conditions above will generally be rejected and all decisions are made at the EVATECH sales manager’s discretion. A restocking fee may apply if the item is accepted for return to offset costs of processing and discounting the item for resale as it cannot be sold as new.
7.1 Custom PC Order Cancellation or Returns. due to the custom nature of the product, custom PCs cannot be cancelled or returned for reimbursement once the order is confirmed and paid unless conditions warranting a return / cancellation / refund under ACCC regulation at met. eg. not as advertised or major fault that cannot be remedied within a reasonable time frame as determined by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
8. Items Suggested by EVATECH, are done so in good faith based on information provided by the customer. If items are not compatible or do no work as described by an EVATECH employee, catalog or website prior to purchase the customer is entitled to an exchange or refund if the following conditions are met.
The incompatibly issue is a result of an oversight or error on the part of the EVATECH employee, catalog or website. If the customer omits information critical to identifying the issues prior to sale then EVATECH is not liable an exchange, credit or refund is become governed by the ‘Change of Mind Returns’ policy above.
The recommendation can be shown in the form of an email, web page, written guarantee or be validated by an EVATECH employee. If the customer claims a recommendation was made without evidence or corroboration by an EVATECH staff member the decision to exchange, credit or refund becomes governed by the ‘Change of Mind Returns’ policy above.
9. Postal Costs of Returns, all EVATECH warranty, exchange or returns are done so on a RTB (Return to Base) basis. This means customers are required to return the item to the store it was purchased or shipped from. Reimbursement for costs involved with returns is decided on a case by case basis at the discretion of the EVATECH manager on duty. Generally the cost of returns will be reimbursed under the following conditions,
Items returned for DOA or Warranty processing will incur return shipping costs in the event the item is not faulty and in full working order. EVATECH asks all customers to test their items thoroughly before returning them to us to prevent this from occurring.
10. Order Cancellation,
If the customer wishes to cancel their order they may do so under the following conditions.
^If the item was specifically obtained for the order, the customer can contact EVATECH with their cancellation request and an EVATECH manager will assess the cost of restocking or returning the item to the distributor if possible. If this is possible, a reimbursement minus the cost of restocking or returning the item to the distributor will be offered to the customer.
If the item has been shipped prior to the request for cancellation being received then the customer must return the items unopened and undamaged to the store or shipping location. If the item is not faulty and not shipped by error on the part of EVATECH the costs of shipping the item to the customer and returning the item to the store cannot be reimbursed.
In the event an item was made available for purchase on our website or through our store in error or is unavailable EVATECH reserves the right to cancel this order and will fully reimburse the customer.
11. Inclusions and exclusions with EVATECH Custom PCs
Components used in assembling EVATECH Custom PCs are 100% brand new and covered by full Australian warranty from date of purchase. However these components may not sourced from retail packaged goods and may have been acquired on OEM packages designed specifically for system re-sellers like EVATECH. Drivers cd's or instructions on how to download drivers will always be provided for every component necessary used in an EVATECH Custom PC however accessories that might be in the retail version of the product, may not be included in the OEM package used to assemble your system. If you would like clarification on whether or not a certain accessory is included, please email email@example.com before purchase.
11.1 Custom PC Component Selection
Where exact model numbers are not advertised, components are subject to Evatech selection under the condition that all components meet or exceed the minimum advertised specifications. The selection process is done by the assembling technician under their best judgment on a case by case basis. If a customer wishes to select the exact model to be used in a custom PC ordered online, they must get email confirmation from an Evatech staff member prior to purchase. We will do our best to accommodate customers where possible but make no guarantees beyond that which is advertised unless contacted prior to purchase, not after.
12.Privacy and Security Policy, EVATECH is dedicated to keeping all customer information secure and private. We do not sell, pass on make customer information available to any 3rd parties unless ordered to do so by a court of law. The information collected is done so solely for the purpose of tracking orders, providing customer service and delivering items to customers. When making purchases from our website all your financially sensitive or personal data is secured with industry standard SSL encryption to ensure its privacy and security.
Evatech does not store or process any credit card information entered during checkout. Credit card information is processed securely by Commonwealth Bank (Commweb) and not by EVATECH. Online credit card payments are limited to Australian issued Visa and MasterCard debit or credit cards in an effort to reduce fraud. Billing addresses are matched with the card holder and high value transactions may be followed up with with phone calls to the card holder or card issuer for verification.
13. Shipping Policy, EVATECH provides shipping options upon checkout, these options are given to you (the customer) to elect to have your order dispatched via a courier or postal service. These couriers and postal services are 3rd party companies. The nature of items sold on our store means we cannot ship to P.O boxes. Items are shipped and delivered during business hours, Monday to Friday and as our couriers and delivery partners are separate entities EVATECH cannot guarantee specific delivery times. Where parcel protection and insurance options are available but not selected by the customer upon checkout, EVATECH is not liable for items damaged in transit. Where insurance or parcel protection options are offered they are done so by the third party courier and EVATECH will assist you in resolving any claims to the best of its ability. The courier, not Evatech is liable for any disputes arising from the handling or outcome of insurance claims. If you choose to pick up your order from our store title and risk of all loss and damages is transferred to you upon payment and collection. If you elect to have your order shipped via 3rd party couriers all risk of loss and damage is transferred to you upon the order being dispatched from our premises.
13.1 Free Shipping Promotions, Where promotions advertise free shipping these offers are valid for all areas covered by our standard online freight calculator only. This includes all major metro areas of Australia's state and territory capitals along with the majority of all rural Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. Some rural areas of the Northern Territory and Western Australia are not serviced by our standard online freight calculator due to the high cost of delivery, limited service options and an increased risk of damage in transit. EVATECH reserves the right to amend / update its freight calculator at any time. To check if your address is eligible for free shipping promotions simply enter your post code in the shipping estimator tool provided on every product page of the evatech.com.au website. Eligible addresses will be quoted a delivery price while ineligible addresses will be asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
13.2 Shipping Zones, the following is for use as a guide only. Metro / Rural borders are set by courier partners, not Evatech & are subject to change.
14. Price Policy, All prices advertised on our website and Australian based media outlets are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST unless clearly stated otherwise. Prices are subject to change without notice and are updated on a regular basis. Quotations given customers or clients are valid for 24 hours unless stated otherwise. Prices displayed online are done so in good faith, should they contain errors Evatech reserves the right to cancel and refund orders. Evatech will not provide GST refunds on orders invoiced to GST exempt territories. All products, services and invoices will include GST without exception.
15. Hyperlinks, any hyperlinks provided on the EVATECH website are done so as a convenience to the customer only and EVATECH holds no responsibility for the content of the pages in which they link to. All links are provided in good faith to the customer in order to provide as much information as possible however if the pages linked to provide misleading or false information, EVATECH does not endorse, support, sponsor or imply recommendation in anyway and therefore is not liable for the information, products or services they provide.
16. Images and descriptions, while we carefully selected our images and descriptions to best reflect each product, it should be used as a guide only. Actual products may vary in colour, features and size as manufacturers alter their production.
17. Tax Invoices, All goods purchased through our store or website will receive a physical tax invoice along with the goods. This legal tax invoice complete with ABN and itemised products, quantity and pricing.
18. Sale of Restricted Goods is subject to various Commonwealth, State and Territory laws. By placing an order for any restricted goods you warrant to EVATECH Pty Ltd that you are:
A : 18 years of age or older, where you order products that are classified R18+;
B : 15 years of age or older, where you order products that are classified R15+.
C : When placing an order for restricted goods you warrant that you are not obtaining the restricted goods on behalf of a person that is not eligible to purchase the restricted goods themselves.
19. Lay-by, is offered on orders containing custom PCs only with a minimum of $500.00. A 5% deposit is required within the first 72 hours to secure a lay-by order and termination fees will be charged at 5% of the order total should the customer cancel the order after the first deposit is made. Installment minimums are $100.00 and the maximum re-payment term is no more than 120 days from first deposit. Evatech reserves the right to cancel and refund any order for cases in which the customer breaches the lay-by agreement terms or the product is for any reason no longer available, lost, or damaged. Where cancellation occurs as the result of the customer breaching the terms of lay-by the amount refunded will be the amount paid, minus the 5% termination fee. Where cancellation is not due to breach of the terms of lay-by and is not at the customer’s request, no termination fee will be charged. Full terms of lay-by will be presented upon checkout before order confirmation and an electronic copy of the terms will be emailed to all customers who place a lay-by order.
20. zipMoney Interest Free Purchases, is a loan provided by zipMoney Payments Pty Ltd (ABN 58 164 440 993 Australian Credit License 441878) and is subject to approval with terms and conditions. Evatech Pty Ltd do not control the approval process nor does it take it any responsibility for liabilities resulting from a customer’s choice to apply for and accept credit from zipMoney or any other provider to pay for an order. Change of mind order cancellations or returns STRICTLY PROHIBITED do to the custom nature of the product provided. Items returned for warranty purposes or any other return conditions outlined by the ACCC as a customer’s right, will be handled in accordance with aforementioned ACCC regulation with warranty replacement or repair unless the product provided was A) not as advertised - or B) dangerous to use as advertised. Evatech Pty Ltd has no control over the terms and conditions of accepting such a loan, no control over repayment terms, fees, credit rating penalties or interest rates. By accepting a zipMoney loan the customer is bound by the loan contract presented by zipMoney and any disputes arising from this loan / credit facility are strictly between the customer and zipMoney Payments Pty Ltd. Evatech Pty Ltd does not have any control over the time it takes zipMoney Payments Pty Ltd to settle payments on a customer’s behalf and will only process orders once payments are received. Evatech Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel and refund any order. Before applying, carefully read all terms and conditions including the schedule of fees and consider if this loan is appropriate for you.
21. Bleeding Edge upgrade subscription services must be purchased alongside the custom PC at the time of the original purchase. They cannot be added after the fact and they we cannot accept any form of trade in for free labour for upgrades for customers who did not select this service up front. This service cannot be refunded unless requested within 30 days of purchase and unutilized. Evatech reserve the right to cease offering this service at any point yet will continue to provide the service to all who have already purchased it. In the event that for any reason Evatech is unable to provide a reasonably requested upgrade service that meets the terms and conditions of the Bleeding Edge program as advertised the customer will be entited to a full refund the of the service fee only.
* Market value offered for any trade in of hardware under this program will be assessed by the average cost of the same or closest matching component in a similar condition on the second-hand market minus the overhead labour and logistics cost involved with re-selling and covering it with fair warranty as per Australian ACCC law. This second hard market may be wholesale (b2b) in nature and does not include classifieds listings, international listings or anicdotal cases. Customers can request a market value price on any component they are considering to trade in prior to doing so and can choose if they wish, to keep the old components instead of trading them in after the upgrade. There is zero obligation for the customer to trade in old components to take advantage of the upgrade program.
Physical damage to any component of the system will prevent us from accepting a warranty return or trade in credit for said component. This service is not refundable after the first 30 days. Requests for upgrades after initially purchased period will be handled on a case by case basis subject to availability and logistics. After the intially purchased period we cannot offer a trade in credit on any replaced components. We cannot accept trade in credit on ANY hardware that was not originally purchased with the PC from EVATECH at the time of purchasing this service plan. The manufacturers stated warranty per component is always valid for the full stated term from the date of purchase of that particular component even if the system warranty has ended.
The trade in value cannot exceed that of the selected upgrade components (no cash or credit not for future purchases can be provided for trade ins). Full trade in credit must be used at the time of issue against the components that will be replacing them. Replacement components can only be selected from our catalog and must be compatible with the remaining hardware, you cannot provide your own replacement components sourced elsewhere. The system as a whole cannot be returned for credit, only the components matching the categories listed above and only when a direct upgrade replacement is being purchased to replace them.
Items marked as 'special order' at time of purchase may not be eligible for trade in. These will be assessed on a case by case basis subject to their second-hand market viability at the time. Customers on a 1 year plan are eligable to return their PC for upgrades one while customers who purchased a 2 or 3 year plan are eligable to return their PC for upgrades twice within this defined time period.