Terms and Conditions of sale.
Please make sure you read and agree to these terms before placing your order. You may wish to print a copy of these terms for future reference in case of warranty claims.
1.1 Buyer: The customer/company, who purchased the goods from us the “seller” and also to whom the goods are invoiced to.
1.2 Seller: Meaning Springer Digital Ltd t/a CREATE PCS, the product manufacturer.
1.3 Terms and Conditions: This document that outlines the contract between the “seller” and the “buyer”, which is agreed to at point of sale.
1.4 Contract: The contract between the “buyer” and “seller” which these terms and conditions relate to.
1.5 Goods: The product that you agreed to purchase, as given in the order confirmation.
1.6 Price: The price given on the order confirmation and also at the bottom of the invoice as agreed by the “buyer”. This price includes VAT @ the current rate.
1.7 Order Confirmation: The document given from the “seller” to the “buyer” to show what products and services are included for the given price which includes VAT @ the current rate.
1.8 Hardware: The physical attributes of the product supplied by the “seller”
1.9 Software: The programs that require installation by the “buyer” and also require registered licences for this software to operate.
1.10 Estimated Delivery Time: The date on which the “seller” expects the product to be built, tested and ready for dispatch to the “buyer”
1.11 Delivery date: The date on which the “seller” informs the “buyer” when our chosen courier service will deliver the purchased item to the “buyer”.
1.12 Working Day: The working day is classed as any day between Monday 9am to Friday 6pm, excluding bank holidays and known public holidays.
1.13 RMA Number: Return Merchandise Authorisation number, obtained by a representative of the “seller” in case of goods returning.
1.14 Collect and Return: The “seller” organises a date to collect goods from the “buyer” at the “seller’s” expense. This can only be between 9am Monday to 5pm Friday.
1.15 User Damage: User damage is any damaged parts internal or external not reported within 48 hours of the initial delivery. User damage then becomes the responsibility of the “buyer”
1.16 EOL (End of Life): Parts that are no longer available or manufactured as new.
1.17 Reseller System: PC systems purchased from authorized 3rd party sellers (ie: Amazon, eBay).
1.18 Data Protection Laws: The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
2. Structure of Contract
2.1 These Terms of Sale applies to all goods supplied by Springer Digital Ltd t/a CREATE PCS, the “seller” whose registered business address is Kings Court, London Road, Stevenage, SG1 2NG.
2.2 This contract does not apply to anyone who has not received an order confirmation from the “seller”, acknowledging the order which was placed. Not until this order confirmation has been sent to the “buyer”, the “seller” and the “buyer” are in a legally binding contract.
2.3 The “seller” reserves the right to change the terms given in this contract for any future sales.
2.4 The “buyer” has the right to cancel this contract as detailed in section 7 of this contract.
3. Data Protection
3.2 Where purchase of the Goods includes such set-up or support services, including but not limited to installation, re-building, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair, the “seller” may have access to, be hosting or otherwise processing personal data of the “buyer”. When the seller is hosting or accessing “buyer” personal data, then for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, the “buyer” is the data controller and the “seller” is the data processor.
3.3 In any event that the “seller” is the data processor of the “buyer” personal data, then the “buyer” shall:
a) instruct the “seller” of the scope, nature and purpose of processing by way of the order or otherwise in writing; the duration of the processing and the types of personal data and categories of data subject; and
b) ensure that it has all necessary appropriate lawful bases, consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the personal data to the “seller” for the duration and purposes of the order.
3.4 Where the “seller” is a data processor, the “seller” shall:
a) Comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation. This clause 3 is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, a party’s obligations under the Data Protection Legislation.
b) Process that personal data only on the documented instructions of the “buyer”, including with regard to transfers of personal data to a third country or international organisation (unless the “seller” is required by any applicable laws to process the data, in which case it shall promptly notify the “buyer” of this before performing the processing required by the applicable laws, unless those applicable laws prohibit the “seller” from so notifying the “buyer”).
c) Ensure that all personnel who have access to and/or process personal data are obliged to keep the personal data confidential.
d) Ensure that it has in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, damage to, personal data, appropriate to the harm that might result from the unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage and the nature of the data to be protected, having regard to the state of technological development and the cost of implementing any measures (those measures may include, where appropriate, pseudonymising and encrypting personal data, ensuring confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of its systems and services, ensuring that availability of and access to personal data can be restored in a timely manner after an incident, and regularly assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the technical and organisational measures adopted by it).
e) Appoint sub-processors of the buyer personal data; and shall enter into a written agreement with such sub-processors incorporating terms which are substantially the same as those set out in this clause 3. The “seller” shall remain fully liable for all acts and omissions of any sub-processor appointed by it pursuant to this clause 3.4(e), and the “buyer” acknowledges that the “seller” may make such appointments
f) Assist the “buyer” in responding to any request from a data subject and in ensuring compliance with its obligations under the Data Protection Legislation with respect to security, breach notifications, impact assessments and consultations with supervisory authorities or regulators
g) At the direction of the “buyer”, delete or return personal data and copies thereof on completion of the services (unless required by applicable laws to store the personal data).
h) Maintain records to demonstrate its compliance with this clause 3 and allow for audits by the “buyer” or the “buyer’s” designated auditor.
i) Notify the “buyer” on becoming aware of a personal data breach, or of any instruction by the “buyer” that the “seller” believes infringes the Data Protection Legislation.
3.5 The terms ‘personal data’, ‘data controller’, ‘data processor’, ‘data breach’, ‘processing’, ‘data subject’ and ‘sub-processor’ in this clause will have the same meanings as defined in the Data Protection Legislation.
4. Descriptions, Promotions and Pricing.
4.1 The price that needs to be paid by the “buyer” will be shown on the website prior to you ordering the system.
4.2 In addition to the price of the purchase, you may need to also pay carriage prices for delivery. This will be shown before you place the order.
4.3 All final prices are shown on our website have the applicable VAT rate added onto them already, so the final price is inclusive of VAT @ the current rate.
4.4 If the goods are not available, or not in stock at time of ordering, the “seller” will inform you and a decision will be made to either change the goods for an equivalent model, an upgrade if possible or a refund for the price of the goods will be given.
4.5 While we take every precaution so that our website prices are correct on a daily basis, sometimes they can be listed incorrectly. We will contact you as soon as we realise an error has occurred on the pricing and discuss this with you.
4.6 The description and price of goods is given on the website at the time you place the order. When you place the order, you agree to pay this price given.
4.7 Once the “goods” have been shipped, the “price” is final and no discounts can be added.
4.8 All product promotions such as giveaways, free hardware, free software, vouchers, game codes etc are entirely subject to availability. The “seller” reserves the right to amend or terminate any promotions at any time without notice.
4.9 The “seller” will always seek to fulfil and honour all active promotions but cannot be held liable by the “buyer” where promotions expire, discontinue, are terminated or become unavailable for any reason.
4.10 Where promotions become unavailable prior to orders being shipped the “seller” cannot be held liable or responsible. Where possible the “seller” will offer an alternative promotion should they be available and applicable but cannot be held liable where an alternative is not available.
4.11 Promotions have no cash value.
5.1 Payment should be made by the means shown on the website at time of ordering.
5.2 CNP (Card holder not present) checks will need to be processed to prevent fraud if your shipping and billing address differ, or if the “seller” deems necessary. The “seller” reserves the right to ask for more information from the “buyer” to enable us to perform these checks, and will not pass this information on to 3rd parties unless the “buyer” is informed first (except in cases where local authorities or police need to be informed). If the “buyer” does not make a reasonable attempt to give the “seller” this information, then the order placed shall be cancelled.
5.3 Once you have received the order confirmation e-mail, the “seller” will debit your account within 0-3 working days.
6. Delivery of the goods.
6.1 The goods as listed in the order confirmation document shall be delivered to the original address given on the order form, and this address only.
6.2 The “seller” reserves the right to choose which courier is deemed most appropriate to deliver the goods.
6.3 The goods become property of the “buyer” once delivered to the given address by our courier service. The risk of loss and damage then is transferred to the “buyer”, once signed for.
6.4 We will make every effort to deliver an order within 10 working days from the order being placed. If outside influence (i.e. Stock issues, Compatibility issues, General testing issues) arise and we can not meet this timescale, then a representative shall call to discuss further options of different parts, or even cancellation of the order.
6.5 When you sign for the goods on delivery, you are accepting them as they are delivered. It is your responsibility to sign for them as damaged (if the goods are physically damaged) or unchecked (if you can’t check them first) before the courier service leaves the premises. It is normal practice when receiving goods to sign for them as damaged if any signs of them being mishandled is evident. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, the “buyer” agrees that the liability of damage is relieved from the courier and placed on the “buyer” as soon as the delivery sheet is signed. Any resulting repair due to damage that was not signed for as “damaged/unchecked”, the “buyer” must pay for the damaged parts if required, as the courier’s insurance would be void.
6.6 We can accept local collections of our goods if a representative is consulted first and tells you when you can call to collect. Please make sure you have valid identification with you (which states the invoice address and also your name) as you will be asked to provide this. You will also be required to sign and date our paperwork to prove you have been to collect your goods.
6.7 If you have items missing or receive incorrect items, you must inform the “seller” by phone (03333444127) or e-mail (email@example.com) within 48hrs of receiving.
6.8 For security reasons, your first order can only be delivered to your billing address. If you wish to change the shipping address then we would need to see identification in order to match the address with the card holder.
7. Your right of Cancellation.
7.1 Where the “buyer” is purchasing as a consumer they have the right to cancel from the point of placing the order up to within 14 calendar days from the date the products are received. Cancellation requests should be communicated in writing by email, or letter, and contain all order information; once requests are accepted by the “seller” an approved RMA number will be issued to the “buyer”. Cancellation under the Distance and Selling Regulations does not apply to custom built products – See 7.5
7.2 Where the “buyer” is purchasing as, for, or on behalf of a business clause 7.1 does not apply. Once placed, all business orders cannot be cancelled except at the discretion of the “seller”. The “buyer” will be deemed to be placing a business order where orders are paid for by business bank account, business credit or debit card(s), the billing name and/or address is that of a business (or is requested to be changed to that of a business after the order is placed), or where a purchase order number has been provided.
7.3 Where the “seller” accepts an order cancellation request, due to the custom nature of the products being purchased, the “seller” reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of £30 ex VAT per custom system being cancelled.
7.4 Upon receipt by the “buyer” of their approved RMA number, the “buyer” must return all agreed products within 14 calendar days in the same condition they were received. This includes (but is not limited to) all original packaging, packaging contents, accessories, documentation and any other items. Where products are returned damaged, incomplete, or in any condition reasonably deemed unsuitable by the “buyer”, the “buyer” reserves the right to make appropriate deductions to refund amounts, not exceeding the sum of the direct costs to replace/recover products.
7.5 Any software or consumable items, which have been open/unsealed or activated, will not be refunded. These products have no right of cancellation, please refer to section 28(3)(b) of the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 for more information. You do not have a statutory right of cancellation under the Distance And Selling Regulations 2000, Sales of Goods act 1979, Consumer Contract Regulations or Consumer Contracts act if you have ordered a Custom built PC. We have specific guidance which allows us to recoup some of our wasted resources for cancelled orders, this guidance can be viewed in our cancellation document which is sent to you when you exercise your right to cancel.
7.6 Services ordered by the “buyer” with the products which include (but are not limited to) premium delivery options, fast-track production, overclocking, will not be refunded except where agreed by the “seller”.
7.7 The “buyer” must return the products at their own cost and their own risk. The “seller” recommends ensuring all products are returned using reputable courier companies, with all products fully insured, requiring a signature at the point of delivery.
7.8 The “buyer” acknowledges the potentially large, heavy nature of the products they are returning and hereby confirms their acceptance the postage/courier costs for returning these products may be expensive.
7.9 Where the “seller” shipped products to the “buyer” by pallet or other specialised delivery options, the “buyer” hereby confirms they will return products to the “seller” using the same method.
7.10 The “buyer” has a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the products whilst in their possession. Failure to comply with this legally obligated duty of care may lead to the “seller” having a right of action against the “buyer”.
7.11 Upon receipt of the goods by the “seller” a refund will be issued to the “buyer” within 14 calendar days to the original payment method unless otherwise agreed with the “seller”.
8. Warranty Claims.
8.1 The purchased product is covered under warranty by the “seller” for 5 years commencing on the date the “buyer” received the PC. This warranty is limited to 1 years parts, and 5 years repair/labour.
8.2 All hardware parts which are in a built system from the “seller” are covered for at least 1 year commencing the date the “buyer” received the PC. Some hardware parts have longer warranties up to 5 years and these can be honoured on an individual basis.
8.3 Laptop computers and all-in-one computers purchased from the “seller” are covered for 1 year, commencing the date the “buyer” received the Laptop or all-in-one computer.
8.4 All monitors purchased from the “seller” will be warranted for 1 year only commencing the date the “buyer” received it. The “buyer” can often deal directly with the monitor manufacturers to obtain warranty claims for repairs/replacements. If the “buyer” chooses to use the “seller” for warranty repairs/replacements on monitors, the “seller” will deal direct with the manufacturer and obtain repairs/replacements from them.
8.5 Peripheral devices such as: Keyboards, Mice, Speakers, Cables, Surge protectors, Webcams, Headsets/Headphones, Routers/Modems, 3d vision goggles and accessories, USB sticks, Bluetooth dongles and External hard drives are covered for 1 year from the date the “buyer” received them.
8.6 All repair labour costs are covered by the “seller” for 5 years commencing on the date the “buyer” received the PC.
8.7 All parts extracted as faulty from a repaired PC belong to the “seller”.
8.8 The “seller” reserves the right, during warranty repairs and/or replacements, to use new and reconditioned components. The “seller” also reserves the right, where the original components are unavailable or deemed unsuitable, to use alternative or equivalent products. These products may not be of the same brand as the original components.
8.9 When returning all, or part, of an order, the “buyer” has a duty of care to ensure all returned items are securely packaged when returning to the “seller”. This includes when the “seller” arranges courier collection on behalf of the “buyer”. It is strongly recommended the “buyer” uses the original packaging materials. Where the original packaging is unavailable, the “seller” may be able to provide replacement packing materials, but these may be at a cost. If products are found to be packed inadequately, the “buyer” will need to pay for any repairs or replacements as required. Neither the “seller” nor the courier service will not be held responsible for any damage to returned product caused by poor or inadequate packing. We require photo evidence of the product and its packaging, prior to arranging the courier.
8.10 Monitors purchased from the “seller” should be considered as class 2 (unless specified otherwise) which comply with ISO 13406-2 which details Dead pixel policy for LCD screens. The “seller” can not guarantee that all LCD panels will be free from dead pixels, or that the manufacturer of the monitor will replace it.
8.11 If you send a product back that has a software fault, you will be charged £25 for us to recover the system back to factory settings. You are given a recovery disk/usb to rescue the PC if needs be. If you misplace this we can arrange for a recovery disk replacement.
8.12 The “seller” can not be held responsible for loss of data, or need to remind you about backing up your data. Your data is your responsibility and you should take all necessary precautions to reinstate if a loss occurs.
8.13 If the “buyer” instructs a 3rd party organisation or individual to perform repairs on the PC, then the warranty on the product could be VOID (to the discretion of the “seller”). The “seller” can not under any circumstances pay for 3rd party organisations or individuals to do any work on the product, even after it has already been completed. If you have any problems with the product, you need to inform us by phone (03333444137), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or write to us at Springer Digital Ltd t/a CREATE PCS, Kings Court, London Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2NG.
8.14 The “seller” is not responsible or liable for any time spent by the “buyer” in setting up the “goods” or any time trouble shooting for problems with the “goods”. This includes any time taken waiting for delivery or collection of the “goods”.
8.15 If you return a product in its entirety or just partly, then it must have a valid RMA number on the package which is given to you by a representative. Any packages without a valid RMA number or no RMA documentation at all will be rejected. The “buyer” will not be able to claim back any costs on postage if a package is rejected.
8.16 The “buyer” is allowed under the terms of warranty to install 3rd party parts/software on the system, without voiding the warranty. However, the following terms must be adhered to:
a) If any components in the system are physically damaged due to mishandling or the fitting of new components, the warranty will be void.
b) It is your responsibility to check that your new components are compatible with all aspects of your system. If any new components installed by yourself or a 3rd party cause issues with the system, the warranty will be void.
c) The “seller” has no legal obligation and will not support you with installing or configuring the 3rd party components or software.
d) The “seller” has measures in place to be able to prove that parts have been moved or damaged by the “buyer”.
e) If you install new hardware/software into your PC and everything is ok, then the warranty is still valid.
f) We are pleased to offer a free service whereby you can contact us with the intention of upgrading your PC and the part(s) that you are looking to purchase, we can source these for you at a competitive rate and install/test free of charge. You will need to send the PC back to us in order for us to carry out the work. All you will need to pay for is 1) The new part (ordered from us), 2) The return of your PC to our address & 3) The return shipping cost of the PC from our address to your address. If you require replacement of the packaging materials then please let us know so we can arrange for more to be sent to you, there may be a fee for this.
8.17 Where the “buyer” has the original packaging available to use in the return of all or part of their order the “seller” will collect any goods being returned, under warranty, by the “buyer” for free within 1 calendar month (or as extended by any warranty upgrades purchased by the “buyer”) from the date the “buyer” receives their order. This applies to UK mainland addresses only and applies only where the “buyer” has the original packaging. Where the original packaging is unavailable, or where this grace period for free collection has elapsed, liability for any shipping costs passes to the “buyer”. The “seller” can, at their discretion (for orders within UK Mainland only), offer a refund of up to £25 excluding VAT to cover shipping costs incurred by the customer when returning product to the “seller” within 1 calendar month (or as extended by any warranty upgrades purchased by the “buyer”). This is dependent upon receipt of ‘proof of purchase’ for the shipping costs and does not apply to any costs incurred for packaging materials
8.18 The “seller” will try to turn around any repair/replacement parts within a reasonable time frame from the date receiving. In some “EOL” cases, a part may need to be sent back to the original manufacturer or supplier for replacement as the “seller” cannot find a suitable replacement. This is unfortunately un-avoidable because the parts are no longer manufactured.
8.19 All warranty terms apply to UK mainland only. Any claimants outside of the UK mainland will need to pay shipping to the “seller” and also back to the “buyer” in case of warranty claims. If the “buyer” and product are currently out of the UK mainland address scope, the “seller” can not refund any shipping costs (even within the 1 month grace period).
8.20 Any fair “wear and tear” claims are not valid under this warranty. New products will need to be purchased if faults have arisen due to wear and tear.
8.21 Any damage to the products (such as scratched or cracked PC case) should be reported to the “seller” within 48hrs of receiving the goods, and have valid photo evidence showing this. If damage is not reported within this time frame, the “buyer” must pay for a replacement part, or accept it as it is. This is classed as “user damage”.
8.22 Any packages shipped back under the warranty period that have sustained damage, the “buyer” will be notified with an explanation of why the “seller” believes this has happened. The “seller” will also provide photo evidence for use in insurance claims.
8.23 When a product’s entirety or parts are replaced under warranty, the warranty term is not extended under any circumstance.
8.24 Accidental damage, misuse, problems with electrical power, servicing by 3rd parties, acts of god and usage not in accordance to product specifications (i.e. the “buyer” overclocking the system) shall not be covered under this warranty. This is classed as “user damage”.
8.25 “Reseller System” shall be warranted for 1 year parts, and 1 year labour, unless otherwise specified by the reseller. A proof of purchase will be required for all warranty claims.
8.26 Standard, Premium and Platinum warranties that the “seller” offer are in conjunction with the normal terms and conditions. The “seller” can not offer any grace periods for these collect and return warranty types.
8.27 The “seller” will try their upmost to fix an issue back for warranty repair using information provided by the “buyer” previous to the RMA request. If no issue is found within 5 working days of stress testing, the PC will be sent back and a charge of £25 will be required as a No Fault Fee.
9.1 The “seller” can not be held responsible for any typographical errors or omission on the website. This includes any pricing issues, product naming issues, product specification issues and product image changes.
9.2 All images on the website (www.createpcs.co.uk) should be used as reference only, and do not represent the actual finalised build, colour or appearance.
9.3 Colours and styles may vary on our systems.
9.4 The maximum overclock shall be attempted by the “seller” (if an overclocked system has been ordered), however only the minimum shall be guaranteed. Under no circumstances shall the overclock be increased by the “buyer” once the PC has been shipped, unless authorised by CREATE PCS staff on the phone or by e-mail.
9.5 All website designs, layouts and image rights belong to the “seller” and/or the original manufacturer of the goods.
9.6 When supplied as B2B EEE the producer passes all WEEE obligations to the end user.
9.7 The FPS figures display are to be used as a guide only and not representative of your final build.