Returns, warranties, and all that other fine print
We want you to be more than just satisfied – we want you to be happy. We want to make sure that you have a product that does what you need it to do, and does it incredibly well.
All our products are covered by a minimum warranty, but we will generally go beyond it because we think that good products shouldn’t be measured by minimum warranties.
Our “one question asked” returns policy
I don’t understand a “no questions asked” returns policy. If you are returning something to us I want to know why. I want to know if it has a problem, or if it was the wrong solution for you, or if it wasn’t what you expected. It may even be that you found a better solution later.
My reason for asking is simple – I want to improve what we do. That may mean making a different recommendation to someone in the future, or not selling that product for a specific purpose. Or it could be continuing to recommend it to others because it was an issue specific to you.
So if you have a product and don’t think it is right then let us know.
For faulty goods, please give us the chance to fix or replace it. If it wasn’t quite right, please give us the chance to make a better recommendation.
Though it is up to you.
“One question asked” returns policy limitations
If you are buying a number of loggers that are going to be used in extreme environments, we ask that you test a single unit first a couple of times. We are happy to cover one damaged/broken unit but not a dozen.
If we have to do a special order for a large quantity of stock (over $1,000), then please make sure that it is the right unit. A restocking fee may apply for non-standard items.
Finally, if you have damaged the item, then we would normally try to replace it at cost. We can’t accept damaged items. We don’t care about lost or damaged packaging, but we do care about a physically damaged unit.
All items are covered by a one year warranty.
- loggers with batteries where the sampling rate has reduced the battery life to below 1 year
- loggers heated above 100°C for extended periods
- acts of God
- abuse, misuse, and abnormal usage
- faulty installation
- improper maintenance
- any alterations or repairs undertaken or attempted
Items must be returned to our Sydney office and we generally do not cover the cost of shipping back to us, but will ship a replacement or repaired unit back to you at our expense.
A one year warranty is pretty lame. Our products should last much longer than that. If your item fails after that then talk to us. In many cases we will cover it for two years without any issue.
If you want a formal extended warranty then let us know.
Our goal is simple – provide a quality product and stand behind it.
We treat you the way we would like to be treated.
- We won’t share your details with any other company.
- We won’t sell our database to others.
- We won’t allow others to use our database for their marketing purposes.
We obviously need to store your details and they are stored in our cloud based accounting package as well as our in-house inventory database. This allows us to keep track of your details for warranty issues, future sales, and just because my accountant likes data.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
We collect sufficient information to complete your order, answer your question, and hopefully start an ongoing relationship.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
It is fairly obvious when we collect information.
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, respond to a survey, fill out a form, Use Live Chat or enter information on our site, provide us with feedback on our products or services, email us, fax us, or call us.
How do we use your information?
We use your information to do what you asked us to do, and to start what will hopefully be an ongoing relationship.
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To personalise your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To quickly process your transactions.
- To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products.
- To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).
How do we protect your information?
We protect your information to the best of our abilities using current best practice for small businesses.
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security issues and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular malware scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Faxes and emails may be stored electronically or in paper form permanently.
What happens in OnSolution stays in OnSolution
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We try to hang around other reputable companies.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google knows everything. I know which pages you go to, but don’t know that it was actually you.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.
We have implemented the following:
- Remarketing with Google AdSense
- We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
- Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
We don’t have to comply, but choose to, and here is how.
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
- You can change your personal information:
- By emailing us
- By calling us
- By chatting with us or by sending us a support ticket
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We respect your right to wander through the store undisturbed!
We honour Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioural tracking?
If we do, it is only for the purpose of knowing what is of interest and what isn’t.
It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioural tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We are primarily a Business To Business (B2B) company and have no intent in targeting the youth market.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. We may create posts or information pages that are relevant to youth. We do not, however, aim to provide information only directed towards youth.
Fair Information Practices
If your data is breached, we will let you know.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- We will rectify the problem immediately, or close the site until it is rectified
- We will notify you via email within 7 business days
“NO SPAM” Policy
We hate spam and try to make all correspondence useful.
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
We also do the following:
- Individually consider if an email is appropriate to the group we are sending it to
- Individually decide if an email/person is appropriate for a group (with the exception of opt-in groups wihich are automated).
- Clearly identify ourselves and the business.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by replying to emails with “unsubscribe” as the subject, or according to the requirements of the third party email service
If, at any time, you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, simply follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
17/7 Hoyle Ave,
Castle Hll, NSW 2154
02 9614 6417
Our aim is always to get your purchase to you as quickly as possible and as reliably as possible!
We know that if you are buying one of our products it is probably because you needed it yesterday. We obviously can’t deliver it to you yesterday so we will do our best to get it to you tomorrow, and in some cases, today.
To achieve this, we try to have all items in stock at all times, process orders up until close of business, and use fast and reliable couriers. We then back this up with procedures to keep you informed and to keep an eye on the delivery. Finally, we end it with a call to make sure you have the product and are happy with it.
All items are typically kept in stock and ship same day for:
- Local/national orders received before 4pm
- International orders received before 1pm
For orders that cannot ship same day, we will notify you with a target shipping date.
The majority of orders will ship from our Sydney office.
For local and national orders we will use:
- Australia Post express satchels (typically)
- Australia Post
- Couriers including Go, Couriers Please, and TNT
For international orders we will use:
- DHL (typically)
- Australia Post
We will use other means if you specifically request it, and any additional fees will be passed onto you. If we doubt the legitimacy of the shipping company, we reserve the right to politely refuse.
Email with Tracking Number
Once packed, we will send you an email confirming the courier and the tracking/reference number.
Email on Delivery
We will check the status of your order with the carrier and send you another email once we believe the item has been delivered. Occasionally, we will have an item delivered to your address but not passed on to you. So if you receive the email but don’t have the goods, please check with your receptionist or storeperson; it should be somewhere. In the unlikely event of it being delivered to the wrong address, we can follow that up.
For orders that are running late being delivered, we request that you contact the courier. We can try to follow it up, but are typically fobbed off because the goods are now considered yours.
Responsibility and Ownership
Once the goods are shipped they are your responsibility.
By our Terms and Conditions, they remain our property until they are paid for.
And that then means shipping is always that grey area of who is responsible. For expensive orders, we request that you take the insurance option so that there is no disagreement as to who is responsible for a lost or damaged shipment.
Conditions of Sale
(This is the fine print created by the boys in suits. If you are experiencing a problem with one of our products or our service, then please let me know. Our aim is to provide a “wow” customer service experience, even when things aren’t perfect. If you are reading this because you want to know what sort of company we are, then know this – my business grows if you are happy.)
All prices are subject to change without notice and all orders are accepted by OnSolution Pty Ltd on the condition that they will be invoiced at the prices ruling at the date of dispatch. All prices shown in price lists and catalogues are recommended prices only. Distributors may resell the products at any price.
Cartage, Taxes and Duties
Unless specifically stated, all prices do not include cartage, taxes and duties. A reasonable additional charge for site delivery and all government charges taxes and duties will be added to the invoice.
Risk and Title Reservation
Goods sold by OnSolution Pty Ltd to the Customer are at the Customer’s risk on delivery, but title in them does not pass until all money due on every account by the Customer to OnSolution Pty Ltd has been paid.
OnSolution Pty Ltd is entitled to progressive payment for progressive goods deliveries. Where full delivery is not possible, OnSolution Pty Ltd will contact the customer to confirm partial delivery.
Stock Returns and Credits
Stock made to order, or specially ordered for the Customer is not returnable unless it is faulty.
Items purchased from sites offering our “one-question asked” guarantee may return the items for a full refund, minus shipping, within 3 months of receiving the items, up to the value of $1,000 AUS. This guarantee may be extended in duration or value at the discretion of OnSolution.
Other undamaged stock in its original condition and packaging may be returned to OnSolution Pty Ltd within 30 days of sale provided that prior written agreement has been obtained. The Customer is not entitled to any credit for returns until an OnSolution Pty Ltd credit note is issued.
An optional restocking fee of 25% of the original price may be deducted from a credit note.
Duplicate payment refunds
Where a customer has made a duplicate payment, OnSolution may select which payment method will be refunded. A repayment fee of $25 will be deducted from the refund. Any additional finance fees incurred by OnSolution will also be deducted from the refund.
Compensation by OnSolution Pty Ltd
If OnSolution Pty Ltd does not meet its obligations, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, compensation by it is limited at its option to: Repairing the faulty goods, or Refunding their purchase price.
A twelve-month warranty applies to the majority of products. Faulty goods may be returned to OnSolution Pty Ltd for repair. They will be repaired at no charge provided that they are in the warranty period. This warranty does not cover Acts of God, dead batteries, abuse, misuse, abnormal usage, faulty installation, improper maintenance or any alterations or repairs undertaken or attempted other than by OnSolution Pty Ltd or its authorised agents. OnSolution Pty Ltd’s obligation under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of defective parts and it will not be liable for loss of time, inconvenience, recertification or any other damage, consequential or otherwise.
If any part of these clauses is unenforceable, all other provisions remain intact.
If OnSolution Pty Ltd fails to enforce its rights from time to time; it is not prevented from insisting on strict performance at a later time.
OnSolution Pty Ltd shall not incur any financial penalty due to delays in completion of the work within the time offered for completion as a result of non-availability of components. The goods supplied by OnSolution Pty Ltd are designed to reduce the risks of loss and/or injury to persons to the extent that is reasonably practical by use of its products. OnSolution Pty Ltd shall not be liable in the event of any particular loss, damage or injury due to malfunction or misuse of such equipment.
OnSolution Pty Ltd products are not authorised for use in, or in connection with Surgical implants, or as critical components in any medical, or aircraft, or other transportation devices or systems where failure to perform can reasonably be expected to cause significant injury to the user. Such use is at the buyer’s sole risk, and buyer is responsible for verification and validation of the suitability of products incorporated in any such devices or systems. The buyer agrees that OnSolution Pty Ltd is not liable, in whole or in part, for any claim or damage arising from such use and shall have no obligation to warranty such products. The buyer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold OnSolution Pty Ltd harmless from and against any and all claims, damages losses, costs, expenses and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the buyer’s use of OnSolution Pty Ltd products in such applications.
The Customer may use OnSolution Pty Ltd’s plans, drawings and specifications within the limits of written OnSolution Pty Ltd’s authority; copyright is otherwise reserved to OnSolution Pty Ltd.
If a credit arrangement has been offered to a customer, full payment must be made within the agreed upon days after delivery of the goods. Unless specifically agreed to in writing, a default of 14 days credit will be provided to customers. OnSolution Pty Ltd may at any time deny credit, or refuse to complete orders.
Default in Payment
Interest is payable on overdue amounts from the dates they were each first incurred in accordance with Section 58 of Supreme Court Act 1986.
Anything we missed?
We are a small company who cares about our customers. If you have an issue, pick up the phone and call us and we will do our utmost to sort it out.