TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Star Shield ELITE Warranty Contract (May 2019)
1. HOW CONSUMER RIGHTS AFFECT THIS PLAN
The benefits conferred by this plan are in addition to all rights and remedies provided under the Consumer Protection Laws and Regulations. This plan shall not prejudice the rights granted by applicable consumer law, including the right to receive remedies under statutory warranty law and to seek damages in the event of the non-performance by Star Shield of any of its contractual obligations.
2. THE PLAN
This service contract governs the hardware and software service and technical support provided to You by Star Shield under the above-mentioned plan (each referred to herein as the “Plan”) for any Desktops, PC/Notebooks, Tablets, Mobile Phones, IP Cameras, and Fitness Trackers (“Covered Device”) listed on Your proof of coverage document.
In this Contract, the following words have the following meanings:
(i) “We”, “Us”, ‘Our” refer to the Star Shield authorised retailer
(ii) “You”, “Your” refer to the purchaser of the Star Shield warranty plans
(iii) “Equipment” refers to the product covered by the Plan
(iv) “Warranty”, “Plan” refers to Star Shield Elite plan.
(v) “On site” refers to Singapore main land
(vi) “Repair Value” refers to the cost of the labour and parts of the repair carried out
(vii) “Plan Term” refers to the period when the plan is still active
4.1 BASIC COVERAGE
i) Star Shield’s Elite Warranty Plan provides the coverage for the repair or replacement of the Equipment listed on the sales invoice for electrical, electronic or mechanical breakdown or defect only. The Warranty coverage shall be in accordance with the Manufacturer’s Warranty coverage of the Equipment including any exclusion therein provided. Any Excess Fees not covered in the warranty coverage will be paid by You.
ii) The period of the Warranty coverage will commence immediately after the expiry of the Manufacturer’s Warranty, subject to Star Shield’s Elite Plan. The period of warranty coverage for all devices will be up to a maximum of four (4) years. Your Plan Confirmation will be provided to You at or about the time of purchase or sent to You automatically thereafter. The terms of this Plan, the original sales receipt for Your Plan and the Plan Confirmation are each part of Your service contract. You can find the price of the Plan on the original sales receipt. Coverage under this Plan is additional to the coverage provided under applicable mandatory laws, the manufacturer’s hardware warranty and complementary technical support.
iii) The Warranty coverage for repairs includes the cost of labour and parts. On-site service charges for repairs are only covered for non-portable Equipment with a minimum product price of $600 inclusive of tax (Notebooks, Netbooks, Tablets, Mobile Phones, IP Cameras and Fitness Trackers are NOT covered for on-site service, otherwise on-site service charges will be paid by You).
4.2 STAR SHIELD ELITE PLAN
The Warranty coverage shall be in accordance with the Manufacturer’s warranty coverage of the Equipment including any exclusion therein provided. The Warranty coverage commences immediately upon purchase, including:
i. Loan Unit Program
ii. Priority Repair Program
iii. One-to-One Equipment exchange
a) In the event that Your Equipment needs to be retained for a Star Shield facilitated repair, You may be eligible for the Star Shield Loan Unit Program. The Star Shield Loan Unit Program is a separate program offered by Star Shield and is subject to availability. Loan Units are only available for PC/Notebooks.
b) Under the Priority Repair Program, repair or replacement services of this plan will be brought forward in queue and completed first. After which, service requests of STANDARD and PREMIUM Plan holders will be fulfilled.
c) In the event that the Equipment is deemed beyond economic repair (such decision to be final), we will compensate Elite Plan holders with either (1) an equivalent replacement model where the value will not exceed the original purchase price or the claim balance (whichever is lower) of the Equipment OR (2) a refurbished model and the replaced Equipment or parts becomes our property. Upon acceptance of replacement, the extended warranty shall duly be expired or lapsed.
Under no circumstance shall we be obliged to make any cash payment or vouchers as a replacement.
4.3 ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE PROTECTION (ADP) : APPLICABLE ONLY TO PC / NOTEBOOKS
The Warranty coverage shall be in accordance with the Manufacturer’s warranty coverage of the Equipment including any exclusion therein provided. This Warranty coverage commences immediately upon purchase, including:
i. Fire, Theft from Home, or Flood Replacement
ii. Power Surge Protection
iii. Battery Replacement
iv. Cracked Screen Replacement
a) Fire, Theft from Home, Flood (including damage caused by landslide as a result of tempest and rainstorm) affecting the Product(s) (“Fire, Theft from Home and Flood”)
i) This Warranty includes a one-time Fire, Theft from Home, or Flood Replacement which is claimable at any point of time within Warranty period
ii) In the event of Fire or Flood, if it is determinable by Star Shield that the Product(s) can be repaired. Star Shield shall arrange for the repair of the Product(s), provided that the Excess difference between the costs of the repair and the Original Devices’ purchased price is borne by the Warranty Holder if the costs of the repair exceeds the relevant amount.
iii) In the event of Fire, Theft from Home and Flood [and the damage (if applicable) is such that it is determined by Star Shield that the Product(s) cannot be repaired (such determination to be final) Star Shield shall compensate the Warranty Holder with a replacement unit of and the value of which shall not exceed the Original Devices’ purchased price.
iv) In the event of Fire, Theft from Home and Flood, the Warranty Holder must make a police report within seven (7) days of the occurrence of the event. (A claim will not be accepted if there is delay in making the police report or if the person making the police report is not the Warranty Holder.)
v) Once the Warranty Holder is compensated by Star Shield under Clause
a) II, the Product (s) or any part thereof, if recoverable, shall belong to Star Shield and the Warranty will expire or lapse.
vi. The references to “Home” in the Warranty refers to the residence of the Warranty Holder.
b) Power Surge Protection
i) Where Your Product is determined to be defective because of (“Power Surge”) manufacturer’s defects in materials and workmanship that reveal themselves in normal usage and/or as a result of damage from a power surge occurring during the Term of the Plan, Star Shield will cover the cost of Product repair services. Specifically, this will cover technician and repair service centre labour costs, as well as the cost of replacement parts necessary to restore Your Product to normal operating condition.
ii) Replacement parts covered may be restricted to refurbished or non-original manufacturer’s parts and that perform to the manufacturer’s specifications for the covered Product.
iii) This Plan provides power surge protection from the date of purchase of the Product (hardware only).
iv) At Star Shield’s option, as opposed to covering the cost of repair, Star Shield may cover the cost of a Replacement Product, though not necessarily of the same brand, not to exceed the original purchase price.
c) Battery Replacement
i. Battery Replacement can only be claimed ONCE during the first year of Manufacturer’s Warranty Contract Term. Battery Failure that occurs after the first year of Manufacturer’s Warranty Contract Term will not be liable for a replacement.
ii. Battery Replacement can only be claimed if the maximum capacity battery of Your device falls to or below eighty (80) percent of the original maximum capacity.
d. Cracked Screen Replacement
i. Cracked Screen Replacement can only be claimed ONCE during the Extended Warranty Contract Term.
ii. This plan covers damage to integrated LCD screen due to unintentional breakage, drops, falls or other collisions.
4.4 MAKING CLAIMS
If the Equipment is under the Manufacturer’s Warranty Period, please contact the Manufacturer or their Authorised repairer directly. If the Manufacturer’s Warranty Period for the Equipment has expired, and the Warranty is still in effect, please call Star Shield Warranty Hotline: 6586 7788 during office hours, Mondays to Fridays, 10:00am-7:00pm (excluding Sundays, Eve of PH and PH) or email to email@example.com for repair authorisation. Alternatively, You can visit Star Shield at any of its 8 stores across Singapore to submit a claim and leave Your device. You must provide Your product serial number and a copy of Your Plan’s original proof of purchase, if requested. Repairs without prior authorisation from us will not be covered.
All Equipment failures must be notified to us within thirty (30) days otherwise they will not be covered.
Customers are advised to consult their manufacturer’s instructions to determine if the failure to operate is due to uncontrollable circumstances otherwise a service and diagnostic fee may still be imposed even though the repair is not proceeded with. In such circumstances, the breakdown is not covered under Warranty and the cost of repairs will be charged accordingly.
4.5 EXCESS FEES (APPLICABLE ONLY TO PC/NOTEBOOKS AND DESKTOPS)
i. All Microsoft Products are subjected to forty (40) percent excess fee including tax.
ii. Star Shield reserves the right to deny any claims if You fail to pay for the service fee. Equipment that has been diagnosed as not damaged / defective may also be levied a service charge.
4.6 COVERAGE VALUE
The accumulated Repair Value undertaken by us under the Elite Plan shall not exceed a hundred (100) percent (maximum) of the value of product purchase price paid by the customer while it is still in force. Upon which, the coverage will cease and the Contract will expire or lapse.
5. SCOPE OF WARRANTY
The Warranty is only applicable if all the following conditions are met:
i. The Plan is purchased directly from us.
ii. The registered Equipment is used in Singapore and for personal use only unless Corporate Coverage upgrade is purchased.
iii. The Equipment comes with its respective Manufacturer’s Warranty minimum of twelve (12) months.
iv. The Equipment can be repaired in Singapore (mainland only).
v. We reserve the right to vary or modify the terms and conditions of the Warranty any time without prior notice.
6.1 EXCLUSIONS APPLICABLE TO ELITE PLAN:
i. Damage of loss caused by events that occur outside Singapore.
ii. Damage or loss caused by willfully or recklessly including but not limited to the purposeful act of submerging product(s) into water.
iii. Damage or loss caused by willfully or recklessly including but not limited to the purposeful act of over-running, broken into half or pieces.
iv. Damage or loss caused by fraud and the execution of legal rights by the authorities of Singapore.
v. Damage or loss due to burglary, theft, corrosion, animal and insect infestation, misuse, neglect and abuse.
vi. Equipment still covered by the Manufacturer’s original written warranty, our original written warranty, repairers’ warranty, or any other warranty in effect.
vii. Any defects that are subject to manufacturer’s recall.
viii. Any normal wear and tear of the Equipment which includes but is not limited to: switches, latches, hinges, rollers, print heads, drums, lamps, film, ink cartridges, toner, rubber, waterproofing & sealing material, ports (all types), dead pixel / spots on screens, burnt parts, cracked parts, broken parts.
ix. Cosmetic, physical damage such as damage to paintwork or dents or scratches or crack to the Equipment including internally and externally.
x. Repairs done outside Singapore, unless we agree otherwise in writing.
xi. Unauthorised modifications or add on option made to the Equipment, failure to follow manufacturer’s installation, operation or maintenance instructions; Repairs performed by any non-authorised repairer. Usage of non-manufacturer/original accessories that cause Equipment damage.
xii. Damage or loss caused by computer viruses or caused by wrongfully uploading or downloading files, applications or installing computer software.
xiii. Any external devices and accessories which includes but is not limited to: power adaptor, power charger, power cord, cables, wires, external keyboard and mouse, remote control and all types of batteries (including re-chargeable).
xiv. Damage or loss caused by which includes but not limited to spilled liquids, corrosion, battery/acid leakage, animal and insect infestation, misuse, neglect and abuse, fungi, dust, rust, fog, mist and moisture.
xv. External faults such as wiring or electrical connection and consequential loss of any kind.
xvi. Equipment that have been diagnosed as not defective may be levied a service charge.
xvii. Equipment used for commercial use, profit or communal use for multi-family housing (except Corporate Coverage plans).
xviii. All Software issues.
xix. External faults such as wiring or electrical connection and consequential loss of any kind such as short-circuiting, overheating and explosion.
xx. Any forms of liquid damage except flood.
xxi. Any loss or damage to the Equipment resulting from an act of God (including but not limited to, events such as earthquake, tsunami, war, invasion, act of foreign enemy, warlike operations, civil war).
xxii. Equipment given to You as free gifts during sales or promotion.
xxiii. Equipment with removed or altered serial numbers. If You shall furnish to us the new serial number of the Equipment replaced under the Manufacturer’s warranty within 30 days, failing which this Warranty is excluded.
7. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
i. To receive service or support under the Elite Plan, You agree to comply with each of the terms listed below.
ii. Provide Your product serial number and a copy of Your Plan’s original proof of purchase, if requested.
iii. Provide relevant and truthful information about the symptoms and causes of the issues with the Covered Equipment.
iv. Respond to requests for information, including but not limited to the (a) Covered Equipment serial number; or (b) model; or (c) version of the operating system and software installed; or (d) any peripherals devices connected or installed on the Covered Equipment; or (e) any error messages displayed; or (f) the actions which were taken before the Covered Equipment experienced the issue and the steps taken to resolve the issue.
v. Proceed with instructions that Star Shield gives You, including but not limited to refraining from sending products and accessories that are not subject to repair or replacement service.
vi. Star Shield will return Your Covered Equipment or provide a replacement as the Covered Equipment was originally configured, subject to applicable updates.
APPLICABLE ONLY TO PC/NOTEBOOKS AND DESKTOPS:
vii. Backup software and data residing on the Covered Equipment. The content and software of the covered Equipment may be lost or re-formatted during service. Star Shield will not be responsible for any damage to or loss of any programs, data, or other information stored on any media or any part of any Product serviced. Star Shield may install OS updates as part of hardware service that will prevent the Covered Equipment from reverting to an earlier version of the said OS. Third party applications installed on the Covered Equipment may not be compatible or work with the Covered Equipment as a result of the OS update. You will be responsible for reinstalling all other software programs, data and passwords.
8. OUR OBLIGATION
Our sole obligations are, subject to the exclusions and limitations, to repair the Equipment with refurbished, used or third party parts (any brands / models) or to compensate the customer in mode of replacement of equivalent model, whichever is applicable subject to an accumulated Repair Value limited up to the value of the Equipment in the invoice from each repair undertaken by us.
We at our own discretion will authorise a third party to repair or diagnose the Equipment if deemed necessary.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Star Shield and its employees and agents will under no circumstances be liable to You or any subsequent owner of the covered Equipment for any indirect or consequential damages, including but not limited to costs of recovering, reprogramming, or reproducing any program or data or the failure to maintain the confidentiality of data, any loss of business, profits, revenue or anticipated savings, resulting from Star Shield’s obligations under this plan. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the limit of Star Shield and its employees and agent’s and liability to You and any subsequent owner arising under the plan shall not exceed the total Repair Value for the Plan of your Covered Equipment. Star Shield specifically does not warrant that (i) it will be able to repair or replace covered Equipment without risk to or loss of programs or data, (ii) it will maintain the confidentiality of data, or (iii) that the operation of the product will be uninterrupted or error-free.
This Warranty is not an insurance policy but providing for repairs for covered breakdowns and defects.
10. CANCELLATION OF PLAN
You may cancel this plan at any time before expiration of the Plan with the written consent of Star Shield. To do so, You may contact Star Shield via our hotline, or You may send an email notice with Your Plan Agreement Number. You must send a copy of the Plan’s original proof of purchase with Your notice. Unless local law provides otherwise, if You cancel within seven (7) days of Your Plan’s purchase, or receipt of this Plan, whichever occurs later, You will receive a full refund less the value of any service provided under the Plan. If You cancel more than seven (7) days after Your receipt of this Plan, Star Shield will not be liable to provide a refund to You.
Unless applicable local law provides otherwise, Star Shield may cancel this Plan for fraud or material misrepresentation. Unless applicable local law provides otherwise, Star Shield may also cancel this Plan if service parts for the Covered Equipment are not available, upon which You will receive a pro-rata refund for the Plan’s unexpired term. Star Shield will provide a thirty (30) days prior written notice if we cancel the Plan.
11. TERMINATION OF PLAN
i. The Contract will terminate if any of the following events occur, including but not limited to:
ii. Expiration of the Plan; or
iii. When the accumulated Repair Value undertaken by us has reached the maximum; or
iv. When the Product registered for the Contract is lost or stolen due to causes excluded by the warranty; or
v. Discovery of fraud or misrepresentation; or
vi. When this agreement is found to go against the local law; or
vii. When there is a violation of the terms and conditions of the Plan and the Manufacturer’s Warranty; or
viii. Disposal, subsequent sale or repossession of the registered Equipment.
ix. Expiration of the Plan will take place after the last day of coverage under the terms of the purchased Plan.
12. TRANSFER OF PLAN
You may make a one-time permanent transfer of all of Your rights under the Plan to another party, provided that: (a) You transfer to the other party the original proof of purchase, the Plan’s Confirmation, the Plan’s printed materials and this service contract; (b) You notify Star Shield of the transfer via hotline/email/fax; (c) the other party accepts the terms of this service contract. When notifying Star Shield of the transfer, You must provide Your product serial number of the Covered Equipment, a copy of Your Plan’s original proof of purchase and the name, address, telephone number and email address of the new owner. You may only transfer this Plan if You do not have any outstanding amounts owing to Star Shield at the date of the warranty ownership transfer.
13. GENERAL TERMS
Together with the Warranty certificate and invoice from us, these will form the entire agreement between You of this Warranty and us and no other oral or written representations are valid.
All PC/Notebooks, Tablets, Mobile Phones, IP Cameras, Fitness Trackers and Desktops with at least one (1) year manufacturer warranty are eligible for the Elite plan.
The Star Shield Elite Plan for PC/Notebooks, Tablets, Mobile Phones, IP cameras and Fitness Trackers can only be purchased in Challenger stores.
In carrying out its obligations, Star Shield may, at its discretion and solely for the purpose of monitoring the quality of Star Shield’s response, record part or all of the calls between You and Star Shield.
Star Shield may subcontract or assign performance of its obligations to third parties but shall not be relieved of its obligations to You in doing so.
Star Shield is not responsible for any failures or delays in performing under the Plan that are due to events outside Star Shield’s reasonable control.
Star Shield has security measures, which should protect Your data against unauthorised access or disclosure as well as unlawful destruction. You will be responsible for the instructions You give to Star Shield regarding the processing of data, and Star Shield will seek to comply with those instructions as reasonably necessary for the performance of the service and support obligations under the Plan.
There is no informal dispute settlement process available under this Plan.
For the Elite plan sold in Singapore, “Star Shield” is the entity listed in “Country and Jurisdiction Variations” below and the legal and financial obligor for the Elite plan sold in Singapore is the entity listed in Section 15 below.
The terms of the Plan, including the original sales receipt of the Plan and the Plan Confirmation, shall prevail over any conflicting, additional, or other terms of any purchase order, documentations or word of mouth, and constitute Your and Star Shield’s entire understanding with respect to the Plan.
Star Shield is not obligated to renew this Plan. If Star Shield does offer to renew this Plan, it will determine the price and terms.
14. PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
(i) Allow us to serve you better;
(ii) Enable your use of the services available on Star Shield website;
(iii) Send you general (non-marketing) communications via e-mail;
(iv) Facilitate our operations process;
(v) Verify your particulars for any warranty claims;
(vi) Inform you about our repair services;
(vii) Perform on-site collection and return of covered equipment;
(viii) Conduct investigations related to fraud or falsifying of information;
(ix) Obtain information for marketing purposes, including (but not limited to) offers, promotions and information about new goods and services via the following channels: e-mail, text message or telephone call; and
(x) Any other purposes directly related to the above.
Star Shield will ensure that we only send you messages that we think will be of interest to you. For instance; the details of special offers and information about new products and services.
15. COUNTRY AND JURISDICTION VARIATIONS
Singapore: Parties to Contract – Star Shield for all the services and purposes as mentioned above in the terms and conditions. This plan is offered and valid only in Singapore. The laws of the Republic of Singapore govern this Plan.
16. CONTACT US
89C Science Park Drive
#01-09 The Rutherford
MAIN OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
10.00am – 7.00pm Monday to Friday
11.00am – 7.00pm Saturday (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
HOTLINE OPERATING HOURS:
10.00am – 7.00pm Monday to Saturday (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)