Equipment Protection Policy
THIS POLICY IS NOT A WARRANTY. REFER TO THE APC LIMITED WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THE WARRANTY FOR YOUR APC PRODUCT. THE LIMITATIONS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS POLICY DO NOT AFFECT THE TERMS OF THE WARRANTY.
"Equipment Protection Policy"
'In the 50 U.S. States, Canada, Bermuda and/or Puerto Rico for 120V products only.'
If your electronic equipment is damaged by power line transients on an AC power line (120 volt) while directly and properly connected to a standard APC 120 volt product covered by the Equipment Protection Policy ("connected equipment"), and if all of the remaining conditions specified below are met, APC will, at APC's sole option, during the period specified below, replace the APC product and either (a) pay for the repair of the equipment or (b) reimburse you for the fair market value, as determined by the then current price list of the Orion Blue Book (or equivalent), of the connected equipment, in an amount not to exceed the dollar limits stated below, if APC determines that the damage was caused by the failure of the APC product to protect against power line transients, (telephone line, network, or CATV transients, if applicable). Power line transients that APC products have been designed to protect against, as recognized by industry standards, include spikes and surges on AC power lines (not designed as protection against swells as defined by IEEE 1100-1992). Protection from telephone line transients applies only to APC products which offer telephone line protection, and in cases in which such protection is available, telephone service equipment must include a properly installed and operating "primary protection" device at the service entrance (such devices are normally added during telephone installation) in order to be covered for telephone line transients. Protection of CATV (Cable Television) connected equipment from transients applies only to APC products which offer such protection, and in such cases, the CATV service must be properly grounded according to the codes set forth in the National Electric Code (NEC) in order to be covered for CATV transients. Protection from network line transients applies only to APC products which offer network line protection.
This APC policy applies to APC ProtectNet products if the power line to the equipment it is protecting is using only APC products, with an applicable Equipment Protection Policy, to protect against power line transients. The coverage of the ProtectNet product will then be covered under the APC power protection product Equipment Protection Policy. This policy does not apply to APC ProtectNet products if used individually without APC AC power protection products.
APC reserves the right to determine whether the damage to the connected equipment is due to APC product failure by requesting that damaged equipment be sent to APC for inspection. THIS POLICY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGES CAUSED BY USE OF NON-APC BATTERIES OR NON-APC ACCESSORIES WITH ANY APC PRODUCT OR ANY MISUSE, NEGLIGENCE, IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR TESTING, UNAUTHORIZED ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR OR MODIFY, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND THE RANGE OF THE INTENDED USE, OR BY ACCIDENT, FIRE OR OTHER HAZARD. This policy is in excess of, and applies only to the extent necessary beyond any coverage for the connected equipment provided by other sources, including, but not limited to, any manufacturer's warranty, and any extended warranty coverage.
- All X-option products are excluded.
- "Lifetime" period is the life of the product while owned by the original purchaser ("you" or "purchaser"). Other period limitations are from date of purchase.
Eligibility for coverage under the Equipment Protection Policy:
You must register the product by returning to APC the warranty card provided with the product within 10 days of purchase. All information must be filled in, and you should retain a copy for your records. The warranty card must clearly identify the types of electronic equipment that will be plugged into the APC product for which protection under this policy is claimed. All connected equipment must be UL or CSA approved.
The APC product must be plugged into properly wired and grounded outlets; no extension cords, adapters, other ground wires, or electrical connections may be used, with the sole exception of other standard APC 120 volt products. The installation must not include power protection products made by any manufacturer other than APC. The installation must comply with all applicable electrical and safety codes set forth pursuant to the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Any claim under the Equipment Protection Policy must be made within 10 days of the date of alleged damage to the connected equipment.
The Equipment Protection Policy covers only standard APC 120V products used in the 50 U.S. states, Canada, Bermuda* and/or Puerto Rico*.
*Only Back-UPS, Smart-UPS and SurgeArrest product families are covered by the APC Equipment Protection Policy for Puerto Rico and Bermuda. The Equipment Protection Policy is effective for qualified units purchased after May 2003, with the exception of purchases associated with BestCo where all purchase dates will be accepted.
What is not covered under the Product Policy:
Restoration of lost data and reinstallation of software are not covered.
This policy does not cover damage from a cause other than AC power line transients, except for damage due to telephone line, network or CATV transients, which is covered only if the APC product offers such protection.
In addition, the following are expressly excluded from coverage:
Damage caused by failure to provide a suitable installation environment for the product (including, but not limited to, lack of a good electrical ground).
Damage caused by the use of the APC product for purposes other than those for which it was designed.
Damage caused by accidents, or disasters such as fire, flood, or wind.
Damage caused by abuse, misuse, alteration, modification, or negligence.
This policy is null and void if, in APC's view, the APC product has been tampered with or altered in any way.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS POLICY, IN NO CASE SHALL APC BE LIABLE UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE APC PRODUCT OR DAMAGE TO THE CONNECTED EQUIPMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH SUCH CLAIM IS BASED, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF SAVINGS OR REVENUE, LOSS OF USE OF THE APC PRODUCT OR THE CONNECTED EQUIPMENT OR ANY ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, LOSS OF SOFTWARE, COST OF CAPITAL, COST OF ANY SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES OR SERVICES, LABOR, DOWNTIME, THE CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING CUSTOMERS, AND INJURY TO PROPERTY.
Submitting an Equipment Protection Policy Claim:
If all of the conditions for coverage are satisfied, call the APC customer service department at (800) 800-4APC and obtain an EPP RMA (Equipment Protection Policy Returned Material Authorization) number. APC will forward to you an Equipment Protection Policy claim form, which must be completed and filed within 30 days.
Mail the completed claim forms to: American Power Conversion, Attention: Claims Department, 132 Fairgrounds Road, PO Box 278, West Kingston, RI 02892
Mark the Equipment Protection Policy RMA number on the APC product you are returning.
Pack the APC product in its original packaging (or request packing materials from APC if the packaging has been discarded). 4. Mark the EPP RMA number clearly on the outside of box.
Ship the product (one way shipping charges paid by you) to: 132 Fairgrounds Rd,West Kingston, RI 02892
APC will evaluate the product to determine its level of functionality, and will examine the product for evidence of damage from AC power line transients (telephone line, network and CATV transients, if applicable). (A) If APC's evaluation provides no evidence of damage from power line transients (telephone line, network or CATV transients, if applicable), APC will send to the customer (I) a report summarizing the tests performed and (ii) a rejection of claim notice. (B) If the APC product shows evidence of damage from power line transients (telephone line, network or CATV transients, if applicable), APC will request that all connected equipment for which an Equipment Protection Policy claim has been submitted, be sent for evaluation to either APC or an authorized service center. If it is determined that the connected equipment has been damaged from AC power line transients (telephone line, network or CATV transients, if applicable), APC will, in its discretion, either authorize you to have the equipment repaired or reimburse you for the fair market value of the damaged equipment, up to the dollar limits stated above. Please save the damaged connected equipment or all damaged parts.
If you are authorized by APC to have the connected equipment repaired, the repair must be performed at a service center that is authorized by the manufacturer of the connected equipment. APC reserves the right to contact the authorized service center directly to discuss repair costs and repair diagnosis, and damage to the connected equipment to determine if it was caused by AC power line transients (telephone line, network or CATV transients, if applicable) and the right to request that the service center forward the connected equipment or components of the connected equipment to APC for inspection.
APC will, after determining that the damage was caused by the failure of the APC product to protect against AC power line transients (telephone line, network or CATV transients, if applicable), issue payment to you, in its sole discretion, for either costs of repair or the fair market value of the connected equipment, up to the dollar limits stated above. APC reserves the right to require you to transfer title and deliver the connected equipment to APC if it chooses to reimburse you for the fair market value of the connected equipment.
Unless modified in a writing signed by APC and you, the terms of this policy are understood to be the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties, superseding all prior agreements, oral and written, and all other communications between the parties relating to the subject matter of this agreement. No employee of APC or any other party is authorized to make any representations beyond those made in this agreement concerning the Equipment Protection Policy.
Data Recovery Policy
If data is lost from the hard drive in the protected computer due to a malfunction of a properly connected APC product, APC will, at its sole discretion, provide data recovery services from Ontrack® data recovery labs. This warranty will be offered to customers to the extent commercially reasonable, as determined by APC at its sole discretion. Ontrack will make every commercially reasonable effort to retrieve customer data, however, due to the nature of data loss, recovery is not guaranteed. The data recovery warranty is available on all APC products mentioned in the chart that follows with the exception of APC's Basic and Personal SurgeArrest® models. Data recovery is limited to physical hard drives within protected computing equipment. Expressly excluded from this warranty are any type of external storage devices.
APC reserves the right to determine whether the damage to the connected equipment is due to APC product failure by requesting that damaged equipment be sent to APC for inspection. This policy is in excess of, and applies only to the extent necessary beyond, any coverage for the connected equipment provided by other sources, including, but not limited to, any manufacturer's warranty, extended warranty coverage and home owner's insurance
Note: The Data Recovery Policy does not apply to all products (Contact your local APC Representative for more information).