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Sigma Software Terms & Conditions

Introduction
The following terms and conditions tell you information about us and are the legal terms and conditions on which you purchase goods and services (“products”) from Sigma Software Distribution trading through Grey Matter Limited.

These terms and conditions will apply to any contract between us for the sale of products to you.

We want you to understand the legal basis upon which you buy products from us. Please read these terms and conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them, before ordering any products from us. If there is anything that you do not understand please contact us on +44 (0)1364 655200 or by email to: maildesk@sigmasd.com before ordering a product and we will do our best to clarify the position for you.

Our policy is to supply products only to business customers (i.e. those who are not private consumers). In accepting these terms and conditions, you warrant that you are not purchasing the products as a private consumer.

We may amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Every time you wish to order products, please check these terms and conditions to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time. These terms and conditions were most recently updated on September 1st 2015. Every time you order products from us, the terms and conditions in force at that time will apply to the Contract between you and us.

1. Who we are

Sigma Software Distribution trading through Grey Matter Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales under number 1671407. The company’s registered office is 2 Prigg Meadow, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7DF, UK.

Our VAT Number is GB 384 9046 21.

Our products
The images of the products on our site or in our marketing communications are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that your computer’s display of the colours accurately reflect the colour of the products. Your products may vary slightly from those images.

All products are subject to availability. We will inform you by e-mail as soon as possible if the product you have ordered is not available and we will not process your order if made. If you have already paid for the products, we will refund you the full amount as soon as possible.

Customer satisfaction
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. If you have a suggestion as to how we can improve our service to you or if you are dissatisfied about our service or any products that you bought from Sigma Software Distribution then please contact us immediately on +44 (0)1364 655200 or by email to: salessupport@sigmasd.com

These terms and conditions and any contract between us are only in the English language.

2. How to buy from us

If you want to purchase products from us you have a choice of ways of doing this.

Ordering
You can send in a purchase order by post or email to salessupport@sigmasd.com detailing your purchase requirements.

In all cases these terms and conditions will apply.

Checking and correcting
It is up to you to check that your order is correct. If however you realise that you have made a mistake then do call us on +44 (0)1364 655200 and we will see whether it is possible to intercept the order before it is accepted by us.

After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. However, please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted.

Orders cannot be withdrawn without our agreement.

By submitting your order by any of the above methods you are irrevocably offering to buy the goods on these terms and conditions.

Acceptance of orders
We are not obliged to supply goods or services to you until we have confirmed acceptance of your order – we do this by email under the heading “Order Confirmation”. The contract between us will only be formed when we send you an Order Confirmation.

Risk
Risk of loss or damage to the goods passes to you when they leave our premises. If you want us to arrange insurance in transit please contact us before ordering (see Damaged Goods in clause 16 below).

Ordering allows us to use your personal data
By submitting your order you are also allowing us to use your personal details for the purposes of supplying the goods or services concerned (including passing your details onto couriers and other subcontractors for the purpose of fulfilling your order) and other purposes as set out in our Privacy Statement.

Quotations
You can get a quote by phone, post or email. Quotes clearly state the date until which they are valid. Should you decide to alter your requirements in any way then the original quote will expire and a new quotation should be requested.

3. Pricing

We try to keep our prices as simple to understand as possible. However, you should bear in mind that prices are always subject to change. Prices shown in our print advertising, emails and other marketing communications are submitted some days or weeks prior to publication and therefore may be subject to change.

The prices of the products may be as quoted on our site from time to time. We use our best efforts to ensure that the prices of products are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system.

Reseller Partners can access their current pricing through their Account Manager or by requesting automatic daily price feeds to be set up.

It is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts, some of the products may be incorrectly priced. If we discover an error in the price of the products you have ordered we will inform you of this error and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the product at the correct price or cancelling your order. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you in writing. Please note that if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mispricing, we do not have to provide the products to you at the incorrect (lower) price.

Any delivery charges are shown as a separate line on every order. You can get a quote for delivery charges outside mainland UK by specifying your delivery destination as part of your quotation.

Please note that the Highlands are not included within mainland UK for courier delivery and delivery charges will apply.

4. VAT

Our VAT Number is GB 384 9046 21.

Our prices (including delivery charges where applicable) do not include VAT which is chargeable at the prevailing rate in the UK. VAT is also chargeable at the prevailing rate on all goods shipped to EC countries unless customers provide their VAT/tax number on headed paper or an official document. When a user in an EC country, other than the UK, provides a valid VAT number then the ‘Total Exc. VAT applies.

Books in general are 0% VAT rated. However, when a book contains electronic media – disks, CD ROMs etc. then VAT applies to the proportion of the charge which is for the electronic media.

5. Security

Cookies
A cookie is a small item of information which websites can use to both store and retrieve information via the clients’ browser. Your browser will only release this information to the site that issued it. This site makes use of cookies to store information that is used to pre-fill request forms for ease of use. If you do not accept or you erase these cookies, you may be required to log in manually to gain access to certain features of the site. For further information about the cookies that we use please refer to our cookie policy.

6. Emails

When you use this site or ask us to send you a quote or other information, we may have cause to communicate with you by email.

Our emails (including any attachments to them) may contain information that is confidential or legally privileged and intended only to be seen by a particular person or persons.

If you know that you are not the intended recipient of an email or it is reasonably obvious that you are not the intended recipient, please note that any onward disclosure, copying, distribution or any use made of it (and any attachments) is prohibited and may be unlawful.

If you are not the intended recipient of an email or attachment please notify the sender immediately and then delete the original email received and any attachment without making any copies or using the same in any other way.

Email liability
Email transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error free for many reasons, for example information can be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, delayed or be incomplete or contain viruses.

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CARRY OUT YOUR OWN VIRUS CHECK BEFORE OPENING ANY ATTACHMENT.

Emails and any files attached to them have been checked with virus detection software before transmission. However, Grey Matter Limited accepts no liability for any loss or damage which may be caused by viruses or other pernicious code or third party action.

7. Software license

By ordering from Sigma Software Distribution you (and your customer if applicable) are agreeing to comply with the End User Licence Agreement (EULA) of the relevant product(s) that you are purchasing and installing. The terms of this EULA, and any other Agreement or eAgreement you agree to or sign from the publisher of the product(s), overrides any information given to you in writing or verbally from Sigma Software Distribution. It is your responsibility to read and understand the terms of any such agreement with the publisher of the product(s).

8. Provision of information about products

All and any information about the products on our website and in quotes, including pricing, is provided by Sigma Software Distribution in good faith and has been created in conjunction with and/or obtained from our product suppliers. The information on our website is not warranted to be complete or up to date and may be altered without notice at the discretion of Sigma Software Distribution.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE USING THE MOST UP TO DATE AND COMPLETE INFORMATION RELATING TO ANY PARTICULAR PRODUCT. IN A FAST MOVING SECTOR SUCH AS SOFTWARE IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REFER TO THE MOST RECENT PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND THE MOST RECENT PRODUCT PRICING WHEN PLANNING YOUR ORDER

The original supplier of the product is the definitive source of up to date product information, not Sigma Software Distribution.

No warranties
We do not warrant that any products sold to you will meet your or your customers’ requirements or that their operation will be uninterrupted or error free.

If you need a contractually binding term or condition relating to a particular product then you must before you order provide us with all relevant information and details of precisely what assurance you are seeking. You can do this by contacting us on +44 (0)1364 655200 or by email to: maildesk@sigmasd.com. However you do need to obtain our separate written unambiguous agreement to the term or condition concerned and we can withhold our agreement to it at our entire discretion and without giving reasons.

9. Exclusion of liability

It is our company policy and we hereby exclude all express and implied warranties or conditions relating to the products and services that we sell whether via our website or otherwise. The only exceptions being:

Where you are entering into a contract with us you acknowledge that in entering into this Contract you do not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these terms and conditions or our Privacy Policy and Website Terms of Use. You and we agree that neither of us shall have any claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this Contract.

10. Limitation of liability

Our liability to you for any losses and costs connected with the sale of products to you shall not exceed the amount you originally paid us for the products in respect of which your claim relates.

In no event will we be liable to you for any indirect or consequential damages even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In particular without limiting the generality of the foregoing we accept no liability for any defective programmes, code or loss or corruption of data made or stored using products obtained from us nor for the costs of recovering or replacing such programmes, code or data.

Nothing in this statement limits our liability to you in the event of death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or based on a proven claim against us of fraudulent misrepresentation.

11. How to pay

If you are paying by bank transfer, you are responsible for paying your own bank charges. If you are paying by debit card or credit card, we will not charge your debit card or credit card until we dispatch your order. Subject to clause 12, payment for the products and all applicable delivery charges is in advance.

Within the UK

– Credit card/debit card
– Cheque
– Bank transfer
– On account (where a credit account has been set up)

Outside the UK

– Credit card/debit card
– Bank transfer
– On account (where a credit account has been set up).

12. Credit terms for account holders

If you would like to open an account then please complete our online Sigma Software Distribution Credit Account application form. If you have a credit account with us payment is due thirty (30) days after the date of our invoice. It is our practice and right to charge interest for late payment calculated daily at 4% above The Royal Bank of Scotland base rate. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount whether before or after judgement.

13. Proforma invoices

Proforma invoices are valid for five (5) working days or until the last working day of the month if earlier. An official order is required before the goods are shipped quoting the proforma reference number.

14. Entitlement to purchase

To purchase software upgrades or renewals, you will need to provide serial number evidence of the current product(s).

For education/academic product purchases, appropriate evidence of academic status must be provided.

15. Consumer rights

Our policy is to supply products only to business customers (i.e. those who are not private consumers). In accepting these terms and conditions, you warrant that you are not purchasing the products as a private consumer.

16. Returns Introduction

We regret that we are not obliged to accept returns or cancellations of contracts:

– for digital items where a software key or a pre-licensed executable has been issued by us
– for products where no returns or cancellations are allowed by the publisher or supplier.

Do not send goods back to us without an authorised return (RMA) number

You can request an RMA number by contacting us on +44 (0)1364 655200 or by email to: salessupport@sigmasd.com within 5 working days of the product(s) being shipped to you.

You must ensure the goods are adequately re-packed. Goods which are found to be damaged when returned to Sigma Software Distribution will not be credited and will be returned to you at your expense.

Goods which have been opened. To prevent the incidence of software piracy, we are not obliged to accept returns of goods that have had the shrink wrap removed or otherwise been opened. These returns will be handled at our discretion.

Damaged Goods
You should inspect your order when you receive it for defects or any damage. If you find a defect or any damage you must contact us as soon as possible and no later than within five (5) working days of receipt of the relevant product(s). We will then at our discretion issue you with an authorised returns (RMA) number and advise you of the appropriate returns address. If the goods are found to have been damaged prior to delivery to you, or defective in any way (unless such defect or damage is caused by you or caused in transit (see Risk above)), we will at Sigma’s discretion replace the goods or refund the price paid by you.

Exchanges and Refunds
If you wish to exchange a product, or get a refund for a product, that you have purchased from Sigma Software Distribution then you must contact us as soon as possible and no later than within five (5) working days of receipt of the relevant product(s). We may then issue you with an authorised return (RMA) number at Sigma’s discretion. You must arrange to send the product(s) back to us at your expense and you must ensure that they are unused, undamaged and in exactly the same state that you received them in. Upon receipt of the unopened goods in original condition you will be refunded the value that you paid for them less a handling charge of 5% of the order value or a minimum of twenty pounds Sterling (£20) plus VAT or the cost of returning the goods to the manufacturer, whichever is greater.

17. Shipping and courier charges

Please note: We cannot deliver to PO Box numbers.

Our priority is to get your products to you as quickly as possible but we will not be liable to you for late delivery as we are dependent on our suppliers and shippers.

Physical deliveries to UK mainland addresses (excluding The Highlands)

Delivery to mainland UK addresses is normally free, however during certain major events certain areas may be subject to delays and/or incur additional shipping charges, please contact us for details.

If the goods are in stock and you place your order which is accepted by us before 4.00pm you will normally receive them the next working day.

We always ship your goods by express overnight courier, as soon as we receive them so with large orders you might receive a part-shipment. If you do not wish to receive part-shipments then please let us know when you place your order.

Delivery will be completed when we deliver the products to the address you gave us.

The products will be your responsibility from the completion of delivery.

You own the products once we have received payment in full, including all applicable delivery charges.

Physical deliveries to destinations other than mainland UK.

For delivery outside mainland UK, shipping is charged at a flat rate per destination. Please contact us for delivery charges.

If you order Products from us for delivery outside mainland UK, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when the delivery reaches that destination. Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount.

You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.

You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the products are destined. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.

18. Trademarks

Sigma Software Distribution and the Sigma logo are trademarks of Grey Matter Ltd. You are not licensed to use any Grey Matter trademarks except with the express permission of Grey Matter. Other trademarks of software suppliers may also be displayed on our site or other materials from time to time. Supplier material may be subject to trademark and copyright restrictions imposed by the software supplier.

19. Intellectual property

Except where otherwise identified the programming of our website and images and text on it are the copyright and/or database right of Grey Matter Limited acting through its trading division Sigma Software Distribution. You are not licensed to use any Grey Matter, Sigma or third party copyright or database rights except with the express permission of Sigma Software Distribution or as may be implied by virtue of your visiting the site to acquire goods and services offered on it.

20. Trading hours and response times

Sigma Software Distribution’s office hours are 8.30am to 6.00pm UK time from Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 5.30pm on Fridays. The office is open every day of the year other than weekends, United Kingdom public holidays and some days over Christmas and New Year. All orders and quotations received are acknowledged by email. Customer emails received by us will be responded to within one (1) working day of receipt unless due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g. email failure).

21. Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions and any dispute arising under them or in relation to our website shall be governed by and subject to the Laws of England & Wales. In the event that a dispute arises out of or relating to these terms and conditions or the use of or access to our website, such dispute shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of an English Court.


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