Gadget Helpline Terms and Conditions for Direct Debit customers

Terms and Conditions

Gadget Helpline is a trading name of TMTI Limited. Subscribers will receive a welcome email or letter including instructions on how to access the support services. In all cases, the first thirty days of Gadget Helpline support are free of charge. Subsequently, all payments will be collected by TMTI Limited either using Direct Debit in which case collections will be made every six months in advance beginning at the end of the thirty-day free period or by credit/debit card in which case collection will be for a year’s subscription in advance.

Although EU Legislation provides a statutory minimum cancellation period of 14 calendar days from set-up for ‘distance contracts’, the Gadget Helpline support service may be cancelled at any time during the 30-day free period prior to the first payment being collected at no charge. Any cancellation requests must be made either by using the website gadgethelpline.com and clicking Cancellations, by email to gadgethelpline@tmti.net , or in writing to: Gadget Helpline, TMTI Limited, Corsley Heath, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7PL.

Please ensure you quote the subscriber name, address and any reference number in your communication. Any cancellations made following the collection of the first payment will carry a minimum administration fee of £5.00.

The Gadget Helpline support service will remain available to the subscriber and other members of the subscriber’s household between the hours of 09:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays) and 10:00 – 18:00 Saturday whilst payments are being correctly maintained and paid.

Calls to the 0844 numbers published in relation to the Service are charged at 5p per minute at all times from BT landlines and may incur a connection fee but charges may vary from other networks and mobile operators. Calls to 0344 or 0333 numbers published in relation to administration queries are charged at a rate equivalent to normal Geographic (01, 02, and so on) numbers.

TMTI Limited will use its reasonable endeavours to resolve support issues raised by our customers in relations to Gadgets they may own. Gadgets are defined as the following:

MP3 players, flat screen TVs, DVD players, games consoles, satellite receivers, digital cameras, video cameras, mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, computer printers and scanners, satellite navigation devices, fax machines, answering machines, home audio systems and PCs (initial out of the box support only). All items must have been purchased new within 3 years.

Items that do not fall within the definition of Gadgets for the purpose of this service are:

Apple Mac’s, computer software, musical instruments, white goods (e.g. fridges freezers dishwashers, etc.), kitchen electrical products (e.g. microwaves, ovens, cookers, mixers, kettles blenders, etc.), domestic appliances (e.g. washing machines, vacuum cleaners, irons etc.). The customer will appreciate that this list is not exhaustive and TMTI Limited will endeavour to support customers’ needs as they arise.

TMTI Limited reserves the right to determine whether or not an item falls within the definition of a Gadget for the purposes of this service and to apply a ‘reasonable use’ policy at their sole discretion where it may be necessary to maintain service levels.

Remote Access support                                                                 

From time to time it may be necessary for the Gadget Helpline to access a customer’s device remotely in order to diagnose a problem and/or deliver a support solution, TMTI Limited will interact directly with the device using third party remote-access software. Customers of the Gadget Helpline consent to this remote access being used on their device unless consent is expressly refused. Devices accessed remotely must be the personal property of the customer and not that of an employer or Public Authority; by allowing the remote access service to be deployed, customers confirm that this is the case.

TMTI Limited will use reasonable endeavours to avoid any unintended outcomes or loss of data; however, the avoidance of events resulting in loss of data or software cannot be guaranteed. Users should ensure that appropriate Firewall and Virus Protection safeguards are in place on the device to be supported by the remote-access service and back up all important data and software in advance of any remote-access support so that any accidental loss can be retrieved. Users of the remote-access service acknowledge that actual hardware faults and certain software or other issues are likely to be beyond the scope of the service.

Users of this Remote Access service must be 18 years of age or over.

Valid software licenses for all appropriate operating systems and applications must be correctly in place at the time of using this service. By using this service, users confirm that all such necessary software licenses are correctly in place.

During the remote-access diagnosis and/or problem-resolution we may record the session’s telephone call and device activity for training and quality-monitoring purposes.

TMTI Limited does not give or imply any warranty or any other assurance as to the operation, quality or functionality of the service. Access to the service may be interrupted restricted or delayed for any reason. TMTI Limited does not give or imply any warranty or other assurances as to the content of the advice given by their representatives, its accuracy, completeness, timelessness or fitness for any particular purpose. To the full extent permissible by law, TMTI Limited disclaims all responsibility for any damage or losses (including without limitation financial loss, damages for loss in business projects, loss of profits or other consequential losses) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or any action or decision taken as a result of using the Gadget Helpline support service.

Choosing the Gadget Helpline support service constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.