Dell EqualLogic Warranty and Support Information
This Limited Warranty is made as of the date of shipment of the Products to the Customer (the "Effective Date") by and between Dell Inc, its subsidiaries and affiliates, with offices at 300 Innovative Way, Suite 301, Nashua, NH 03062 ("collectively "the Company"), and the Customer (as defined below).
In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following terms whenever used in this Agreement shall have the following meanings: "Customer" means the end user of the Products."Hardware" means the Dell EqualLogic PS Series branded array hardware along with any end user manuals supplied by the Company."Maintenance Releases" means any update, upgrade, revision, patch, bug fix or an improved, upgraded or enhanced version of the Products released by the Company to which Customer is rightfully entitled by way of a valid maintenance agreement, warranty, or other Company offering. Third Party Products are excluded and subject to their own terms and conditions. "Object Code" means computer programs assembled, compiled, or converted to magnetic or electronic binary form on software or hardware media, which are readable and usable by computer equipment, but not generally readable by humans without reverse assembly, reverse compiling, reverse conversion, reverse engineering and/or any other disassembly or decompilation. "Product(s)" means, collectively, the Hardware and Software which may be supplied to Customer. "Software" means all components of the Company's storage management software and related documentation made generally available by the Company from time to time not accompanied by its own license agreement. The term "Software" shall include any and all software, scripts, firmware, and microcode running on Hardware or any computer system, including all Maintenance Releases supplied in accordance with this Agreement. The Software shall be provided in Object Code form only. No source code will be provided. "Third Party Products" means any hardware or software licensed or distributed by the Company to Customer that is not owned by the Company.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, THE COMPANY MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS NOT STATED IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY LAW ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD. SOME STATES OR COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW A LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS. IN SUCH STATES OR COUNTRIES, SOME EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This Limited Warranty applies only to Products sold by the Company or their authorized resellers.This Limited Warranty is void if the Product is transferred to anyone other than the end user of record as shown in the Company's sales records.
The Company warrants that the Products that you have purchased from the Company, or their authorized resellers, are free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal use during the Limited Warranty Period. The Limited Warranty Period starts on the later of the date of shipment from the Company or its authorized resellers to you. Products must be registered with the Company to receive warranty service. You are entitled to warranty service according to the terms and conditions of this document if a repair to your Product is required within the Limited Warranty period. This Limited Warranty extends to the original end user purchaser and is not transferable. This Limited Warranty is applicable in all countries and will be honored in any country where the Company or their authorized service providers offer warranty service, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Limited Warranty. Warranty service availability and response times may vary from country to country and may also be subject to registration requirements in the country of purchase.
Replacement parts may be new or refurbished equipment. Replacement parts are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for thirty (30) days or for the remainder of the Limited Warranty Period of the Product in which they are installed, whichever is longer.
During the Limited Warranty Period, the Company will repair or replace any defective component. This is your exclusive remedy for defective products. The Company reserves the right to elect, at its sole discretion, to give you a refund of your purchase price instead of a replacement. All component parts or Products removed under the Limited Warranty become the property of the Company. The Limited Warranty does not apply to expendable parts and does not extend to any Product from which the serial number has been removed or that has been damaged or rendered defective (a) as a result of accident, misuse, improper installation, abuse or other external causes, including but not limited to fire, earthquake, flood, natural or unnatural disaster, exposure to chemicals (or levels of chemicals) not ordinarily found in a computer operating environment, or act of God; (b) by operation outside the usage parameters (including, but not limited to, temperature maximums) stated in the user documentation that shipped with the Product;(c) by use of parts not manufactured or sold by the Company; or (d) by modification or service by anyone other than (i) the Company, (ii) a Company authorized service provider, or (iii) your own installation of end user replaceable Company parts.
Although the Company is not under any obligation to provide warranty service for Product damaged in any of the ways mentioned herein, the Company may, in its sole discretion, agree to provide additional service for such Products if, after inspection by an authorized Company representative, the Company determines that the Product is still in acceptable operating condition.
These terms and conditions constitute the complete and exclusive warranty agreement between you and the Company regarding the Product you have purchased. These terms and conditions supersede any prior agreements or representations, including representations made in Company sales literature or advice given to you by the Company or an agent or employee of the Company that may have been made in conjunction with your purchase of the Product. No change to the conditions of this Limited Warranty is valid unless it is made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the Company.
THE ABOVE WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO DEFECTS RESULTING FROM IMPROPER OR INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE BY CUSTOMER; UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION; IMPROPER USE; OPERATION OUTSIDE OF SPECIFICATIONS OR SUPPORTED CONFIGURATIONS FOR THE PRODUCT; ABUSE, NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, LOSS OR DAMAGE IN TRANSIT; IMPROPER SITE PREPARATION; OR UNAUTHORIZED MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF YOUR FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE INSTRUCTIONS RELATING TO SAFETY MEASURES TO BE OBSERVED WHEN INSTALLING AND/OR PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE PRODUCT.
YOU SHOULD MAKE PERIODIC BACKUP COPIES OF THE DATA STORED ON YOUR PRODUCT ON THE STORAGE MEDIUM OF YOUR CHOOSING AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST POSSIBLE FAILURES, ALTERATIONS, OR LOSS OF DATA. BEFORE RETURNING ANY UNIT FOR SERVICE, BE SURE TO BACK UP DATA AND REMOVE ANY CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR PERSONAL DATA. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF ANY DATA OR THE PROTECTION OF ANY CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY PRODUCT, NOR IS THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESTORATION OR REINSTALLATION OF ANY PROGRAMS OR DATA OTHER THAN SOFTWARE INSTALLED BY DELL OR EQUALLOGIC WHEN THE PRODUCT IS MANUFACTURED.