Portable Universe Terms & Conditions of Sale
3 Step IT (UK) Limited: we or us
Customer: you or your
Consumer: any person who buys goods from us for purposes which are outside his trade, business or profession
Goods: the computer hardware and software products sold by us to you including packaging, manuals and any other ancillary components or documents.
Conditions: means the terms and conditions of sale set out in this document and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by us.
Our trading address: Portable Universe, Unit 9 Lawrence Way, Yorktown Industrial Estate, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3DL
Our business telephone number – 01276538222
The conditions which apply to your purchase of goods from us
* The conditions in Part I apply to your purchase of goods from us whether you are a consumer or not.
* The conditions in Part II apply to your purchase of goods from us only if you are a consumer.
a) Making an agreement to purchase our goods
* The market in the goods is such that the specification, description and price of individual goods can change
* The invitation to you to order goods from us is not an offer by us to sell to you goods of the specification and description at the price indicated.
* Your order is an offer to us to buy the goods of the specification and description at the price indicated.
* Wherever possible we will accept your order to buy the goods of the specification and description at the price indicated by e-mail and in which case there will be a concluded agreement between you and us.
* Wherever it is not possible to accept your order to buy the goods of the specification and description at the price indicated we will advise you by e-mail and offer to sell you the goods of the specification and description at the price stated in the e-mail and will state the period for which the offer or the price remains valid.
* You may accept our offer by e-mail within the period stated and in which case there will be a concluded agreement between us.
b) Delivery of the goods
* The costs of carriage and any insurance which you direct us to incur shall be reimbursed by you and shall be due on the date for payment of the price.
* The goods shall be delivered by us to your address and the risk in the goods shall pass to you upon such delivery taking place.
* Insofar as you report any damage to goods to us within a reasonable time of delivery we will refund the price and carriage or replace the goods at no cost to you.
* Please inspect goods on delivery so that we can take issue with the courier company.
The conditions in Part II apply to consumers who have purchased goods from us.
a) Payment and Price
* We shall not be bound to deliver the goods until you have paid for them. Payment shall be due when the agreement is made between us. Time for payment shall be of the essence. The price due from you is the price indicated as inclusive of value added tax.
* We will try to deliver the goods to you within the time estimated for delivery.
* If we are unable to do so, we reserve the right to deliver them within 30 days beginning with the day after the day of the agreement between us.
*If we are unable to deliver the goods to you within 30 days beginning with the day after the day of the agreement:
1. we shall inform you by e-mail;
2. we shall make a further offer to you by e-mail to sell you the goods of the specification and description at the price stated in the e-mail and will state the period for which the offer or the price remains valid ;
3. unless you accept the offer we will reimburse any sum paid by you or on your behalf under or in relation to the agreement within a period of 30 days beginning with the day after the day on which the time for delivery expired.
c) Your right of Cancellation
* The rights of cancellation set out below apply to any agreement between you and us save insofar as the agreement is in respect of computer software if it is unsealed by you.
* You have a right to cancel the agreement at any time before the expiry of a period of 7 working days beginning with the day after the day on which you receive the goods.
* You may cancel by giving us notice in any of the following ways:
1. by a notice in writing which you leave at our address (given above);
2. by a notice in writing which you send by post to our address (given above);
3. by electronic mail to our electronic mail address (given in the contact us section); and the notice shall operate to cancel the agreement between us.
* If you cancel the agreement:
1. you must request a returns number from us and then return the goods to us at the address given above;
2. the goods must be returned to us at your cost (please note the definition of goods given above). The goods must be unused or unaltered. This includes downloading of software and alterations to hardware. Goods must also be returned to us in the condition they were sold, i.e. complete. Also used within the Manufacturers guidelines and not be subject to any damage.
3. you are under a duty to take reasonable care of the goods (including reusable packaging, manuals etc) until they are returned to us ;
4. you are under a duty to take reasonable care to see that they are received by us and not damaged in transit;
5. we will charge you the direct costs to us of recovering any goods supplied by us if you fail to return the goods to us.
6. If the goods are used you will be subject to a Disk wiping and Reloading fee this will be charged at £60 for PC based systems and £80 for Apple Mac systems.
d) Statutory Rights
* Your right of cancellation is in addition to your other statutory rights.
* The after sales service and guarantees and the voluntary code for the return of goods by you to us mentioned below do not affect your statutory rights.
e) Guarantees and after sales service
*Any returns that are not at the fault of 3 Step IT (UK) Limited and have been requested by the buyer for inspection are completely the responsibility of the buyer and not of 3 Step IT (UK) Limited. Any loss or damage to goods in these situations are not to be held accountable to 3 Step IT (UK) Limited and are the sole responsibility of the buyer. No refund or compensation will be offered if loss or damage occurs in this situation.
*All products on this website are sold with a 90 day warranty unless otherwise stated in the product description
* We guarantee that the goods will correspond with the stated description and specification.
* We guarantee that the goods will be of satisfactory quality when delivered by our carrier.
* We do not guarantee batteries on any of our Laptops due to the fact that they are classed as consumable items.
* We operate a voluntary code which appears below for the return of goods which have failed to meet your expectations.
* The terms of any manufacturer\\\'s guarantee and after sales service will be included within the documents accompanying the goods. * We are willing to provide advice to you in accordance with the conditions below.
f) Advice given by us to you
* We are always prepared to offer advice about the goods including advice about installation, compatibility, configuration, and product upgrades.
* We know the general purpose for which you require our goods and we will take reasonable care when giving you any advice.
* We do offer a service whereby we will install our goods into your existing system. If you ask us to do that, we can warrant the suitability of the goods installed by us.
g) Your responsibilities
* It is your responsibility to ensure compatibility of any goods offered for sale by us both with the existing components within your system and with any other goods offered for sale by us.
* It is your responsibility to ensure proper installation of our goods into your existing system.
* It is your responsibility to ensure that wherever necessary you access the manufacturers web site to download any necessary product upgrades (including drivers and manuals).
h) Alternative products
If the product that you have ordered is currently out of stock we will offer a suitable alternative. This alternative will match the original product specification or commonly we will offer a much higher specification product for the price of the original order. If you are unhappy with the alternative product then we will collect it from you at our own cost.
Business to Business
a) Conditions applicable
* These conditions shall apply to all contracts for the sale of goods by us to you to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions including any terms or conditions which you may purport to apply under any purchase order confirmation of order or similar document.
* All orders for goods shall be deemed to be an offer by you to purchase goods pursuant to these conditions.
1. Acceptance of delivery of the goods shall be deemed conclusive evidence of your acceptance of these conditions.
2. Any variation to these Conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between you and us) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by us.
3. These terms represent the entire agreement between you and us.
b) Price and Payment
* The price (unless otherwise expressly stated) shall be exclusive of value added tax which shall be due at the rate ruling on the date of our invoice.
* Where the price is expressed to be inclusive of value added tax we have the right to adjust the price at any time before delivery to take account of any increase in value added tax.
* Payment of the price and value added tax shall be due within 30 days of the date of the date of the invoice. Time for payment shall be of the essence.
* Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due from day to day until the date of payment at a rate of 5% above Bank of England\\\'s base rate from time to time in force and shall accrue at such a rate after as well as before any judgment.
* If you fail to make any payment on the due date then without prejudice to any of our other rights we may:
1. suspend or cancel deliveries of any articles due to you; and/or
2. Appropriate any payment made by you to such of the goods (or goods supplied under any other contract with you) as we may in our sole discretion think fit.
c) No set off
* You may not withhold payment of any invoice or other amount due to us by reason of any right of set off or counterclaim which you may have or allege to have or for any other reason whatsoever.
d) Delivery and non-delivery of goods
* The goods shall be delivered to you at our address. The risk in the goods shall pass to you upon such delivery taking place.
* We shall arrange for carriage of the goods to your address. The costs of carriage and any insurance which you reasonably direct us to incur shall be reimbursed by you without any set-off or other withholding whatever and shall be due on the date for payment of the price. The carrier shall be deemed to be your agent.
* We shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever due to failure by us to deliver the goods or any of them promptly or at all.
* Notwithstanding that we may have delayed or failed to deliver the goods or any of them promptly you shall be bound to accept delivery and to pay for the goods in full provided that delivery shall be tendered at any time within 3 months of the agreement.
e) Retention of title by us
* The goods shall be at your risk as from delivery.
* In spite of delivery having been made, property in the goods shall not pass to you until:
* you have paid the price plus value added tax in full; and
* no other sums whatever shall be due from you to us.
* Until property in the goods passes to you the goods and each of them shall be held by you on a fiduciary basis as bailee for us.
* You shall store the goods (at no cost to us) separately from all other goods in your possession and marked in such a way that they are clearly identified as our property.
* Notwithstanding that the goods (or any of them) remain our property you may sell or use the goods in the ordinary course of your business at full market value for our account. Any such sale or dealing shall be a sale or use of our property by you on you own behalf and you shall deal as principal when making such sales or dealings.
* Until property in the goods passes from us the entire proceeds of sale or otherwise of the goods shall be held in trust for us and shall not be mixed with other money or paid into any overdrawn bank account and shall be at all material times identified as our money.
* We shall be entitled to recover the price (plus value added tax) notwithstanding that property in any of the goods has not passed from us.
* Until such time as property in the goods passes from us you shall upon request deliver up to us such of the goods as have not ceased to be in existence or resold. If you fail to do so we may be forced to enter into the County Court system in order to repossess the goods. On the making of a request by us to you to deliver up such goods your rights to sell, use or otherwise deal with the goods shall cease.
* You shall not pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the goods which are our property. Without prejudice to our other rights, if you do so all sums whatever owing by you to us shall forthwith become due and payable.
* You shall insure and keep insured the goods to the full price against all risk to our reasonable satisfaction until the date that property in the goods passes from us, and shall whenever requested by us produce a copy of the policy of insurance. Without prejudice to our other rights, if you fail to do so all sums whatever owing by you to us shall forthwith become due and payable.
* You shall promptly deliver the prescribed particulars of this contract to the Registrar in accordance with the Companies Act 1985 Part XII as amended. Without prejudice to our other rights, if you fail to do so all sums whatever owing by you to us shall forthwith become due and payable.
f) Acceptance of the goods
* You shall be deemed to have accepted the goods 3 days after delivery to your carrier.
* After acceptance you shall not be entitled to reject goods which are not in accordance with the contract.
g) Rejection of the goods
* If you properly reject any of the goods which are not in accordance with the contract you shall nonetheless pay the full price for such goods unless you return such goods to us at your cost before the date when payment of the price is due.
h) Return of goods which are in accordance with the contract
* No goods delivered to you which are in accordance with the agreement will be accepted for return by us without our prior written approval (in accordance with our returns authorisation procedure) and on terms to be determined at our absolute discretion.
* If we agree to accept any such goods for return you shall be liable to pay a handling charge of (15%) of the invoice price. Such goods must be returned by you to us carriage-paid and in the original packaging.
* Goods which are in accordance with the agreement and are returned without our prior written approval may at our absolute discretion be returned to you or stored at your cost without prejudice to any other rights or remedies we may have.
i) Variations in description or specification
* We may deliver goods of a different description or specification from that agreed and as may be required to comply with any applicable safety or statutory requirements or which do not materially affect the quality or fitness for purpose of the goods.
j) Limitations upon our liability to you
* Our liability to you for any breach of contract or negligence (save and except our liability for negligence for death or personal injury) shall be limited to the price of the goods together with any expenses incurred by you in notifying us and returning the goods to us.
* We shall not be liable for any consequential loss including without limitation any loss caused by interruption of your business, loss of electronic information or physical damage to property and whether directly or indirectly caused by any breach of contract or by negligence by us or by any servant or agent of ours.
* We recommend that as a matter of good business practice you maintain insurance and that you maintain a back up system and that you back up your electronic information.
h) Choice of law and jurisdiction
* This contract is subject to the law of England and Wales.
* All disputes arising out of this agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
* If any part of these terms and conditions shall be found to be unlawful, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the conditions.
3 Step IT (UK) Limited
Unit 9 Lawrence Way, Yorktown Industrial Estate, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3DL