This document is made to inform you, as a User that the purchase of services from Techno Geek is governed by the Terms and Conditions herein contained without exceptions and limitations. Please read these few pages carefully and don’t hesitate to ask your technician if you are unsure about anything. Techno Geek is dedicated to providing the highest quality in workshop and online computer repairs and IT support to all persons and entities, however Techno Geek reserves the right to reject service to anyone at any time depending on the circumstances.
In order for Techno Geek and its technicians to provide you with most effective solution to your problem, you are required to inform our technicians of any known damage and problems to your computer and system, if you fail to do so Techno Geek and our technicians will not be responsible. References to "we", "us", "our" in the Terms are references to Techno Geek and its related companies, its employees, contractors or agents. References to "you", "the customer", in the Terms are references to the individual or entity receiving services from Techno Geek, its related companies, its employees, contractors or agents. References to "technicians" refer to Techno Geek employed technicians. By using this Site or any of our Services you are accepting all the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree with anything in this Agreement you should not use this Site or our Services. If you use our site or any of our Services, you are warranting that you are authorized to do so, and that you are at least 18 years of age. You may not use this Site or any of our Services if you are not of legal age to form a binding agreement with us.
Are you a residential or corporate user?
A Home or Residential User is a person who uses their computer at home for personal and recreational use. This means that you do not store any work or business related files on your computer. If you do have one or two work or business related files on your computer, we will still be happy to render residential rates to you, but you acknowledge that we do not take any responsibility for any consequential loss of data, including business related files, which may occur out of damage or destruction of those files during any repairs service we render.
A Corporate User is a person, or entity, that makes use of their computer primarily for business and commercial related activities. What you should know before requesting our services Computers, despite being high-precision machines, are complicated and as with anything complicated, things can always go wrong. No matter how much care our technicians take when they are fixing your computer, there is always a chance that unforeseen events may occur resulting in the loss of information (data) or damage to hardware. This is especially true if your computer is in a precarious state to begin with.
Techno Geek will not do any work without your consent, if our technicians find anything else wrong with your system besides what you mentioned; you will be notified with an estimate. If you agree to proceed with the work will be done at our listed rates.
Our technicians follow a routine to ensure as far as possible:
1: That you do not have any valuable data
2: You are aware of the choices available to you if there is a chance you will lose the data contained on your computer. Essentially, there are two types of problems with computers:
1: Those that originate as a result of faulty hardware;
2:Those that originate as a result of a software problem.
Hardware Problems originating from faults within the physical structure of a computer are usually more serious than those created by software errors. If something has gone wrong with your computer’s hardware, then the defective part will most likely need to be replaced. If the defective part contains data (such as a hard drive, CD or Floppy Disk), then there is a high probability that this data has been lost and cannot be recovered (in certain cases, where it may be possible to recover our data, and you would like us to try and save it, we may need to take your computer back to our base in order to try and retrieve it). Please remember though that hardware faults (especially hard drive faults) are potentially the most dangerous to your data and our technicians make no guarantee that we will be able to recover your lost data.
In the event of required replacement of defective and faulty hardware, Techno Geek may resell the necessary equipment on behalf of third parties. If problems arise with purchased equipment, warranty is via original manufacturers only, unless otherwise specified in the contract.
If your problem has arisen as a result of software errors our technicians always recommend that you perform a backup of all your important data before any remedial work is attempted. As with hardware, in some cases it is possible that data has been corrupted to the extent that it has been lost. Software errors are usually only a concern for our technicians if important system data has been affected (eg. Files that Windows needs in order to operate properly). Due to the complexity of software development, most software applications are incompatibility and error prone as a result of software programming intricacies, therefore we do not guarantee the correct and error-free functioning of all software products on all computers, and you the customer acknowledge that errors resulting from software are not responsibility of Techno Geek. Our technicians will recommend viable and effecting alternatives to your software where possible, and it is the customer’s choice whether or not to implement such solution, and the customer acknowledges, whatever their decision may be, that Techno Geek have met our commitment to you. In some cases however, a fresh start (an event called a “format”) is needed in order for us to provide you with a stable, optimally functioning and working computer. Any modifications and changes made by the customer within the period of warranty, that will cause the computer to underperform and / or crash, to the services provided by our technicians will void the warranty, and any further services the customer may require as a result will be subject to additional charges at regular rates. If a format is required, then our technicians will need you to supply them with the installation disks for your operating system (eg. Microsoft Windows XP) along with the product key for this software. In addition, if there is any other software or devices that you would like our technicians to install in the event of a format, then you will need to provide us with the installation and product registration keys.
Techno Geek can only use original purchased software and / or registration keys.
Sales of New Systems Please note that prices may be incorrect and specs listed on website may change anytime and may not always be correct. It is up to you the client to confirm what you will be receiving in your new system/s before payment is taken as Technogeek is not held liable for any differences between listed information on website and supplied system Workshop Services We provide timely, resolute and quality it support and computer repairs services at our workshop.
In order to provide our services to you, our technicians will require access to locations, files and passwords, and peripherals. If you do not provide access and availability to these, we will be unable to provide our services. Upon booking of service in our workshop by one of our technicians you will be required to read the booking form. This agreements state that you are fully aware of our terms and conditions; work will not commence until these conditions have been accepted. You agree as listed that we hold NO responsibility for any loss of data or damage to equipment. Upon conclusion of our service, and once your problem has been successfully resolved you, will be required to agree to completion of work rendered by Techno Geek and its technicians, whereby you state that you are satisfied to the fullest of our services and that our commitment to you has been met. If you refuse to agree to the terms on this form, we will be unable to provide you service. Remote Services We deliver timely, resolute and quality it support and computer repairs services to your location within our service area. In order to provide our services to you, our technicians will require access to locations, files and passwords, and peripherals. If you do not provide access and availability to these, we will be unable to provide our services. Upon arrival of our technicians you will be required to read and sign an Engagement and Work Order forms. These agreements state that you are fully aware of our terms and conditions; work will not commence until these forms have been signed. Upon conclusion of our service, and once your problem has been successfully resolved you, will be required to sign off the completion of work rendered by Techno Geek and its technicians, whereby you state that you are satisfied to the fullest of our services and that our commitment to you has been met. If you refuse to sign these forms, we will be unable to provide you service.
Techno Geek offers Online and Remote services to its customers, which, specifically, entails that a technician will provide computer repairs services and IT support via remote computing. Our technicians cannot gain access to your computer unless they expressly receive your, the customer’s, permission and authorization to do so. By downloading, and executing, the remote access client, software that will allow access to your system to our technician, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions within this document detailed, and acknowledge that you have granted full permission to our technician to access you computer. During Online and Remote services you will be required to be stationed at your computer in order to: provide our technician with information to any queries they may have in order to guarantee the best possible service to you; and, provide our technician with assistance in minor tasks which may require, for example, computer reboot, inserting CD/DVD in CD/DVD player, etc. If you are not stationed at your computer, and our technician is unable to proceed as a result, you will be charged for the time our technician is idle.
No Fix No Pay
We guarantee our services 100% and we ensure our customer is satisfied with our No fix, No pay Guarantee, whereby we ensure that if we cannot repair or find a solution to your problem you will not be required to pay. Once our services have been completed you will be asked to sign a Work Order form where you declare that Techno Geek have met our commitment to you in finding a solution to your problem and you are satisfied with our services. Some problems may require the installation, upgrade or replacement of software and / or hardware in order to be solved. It is the decision and choice of the user whether or not to proceed with the installation, upgrade or replacement of software and / or hardware. If you decide at your discretion to not proceed with the installation, upgrade or replacement of software and / or hardware then you agree and acknowledge that we have found a solution to your problem, fulfilling our duty and obligations to you the customer, and cannot complete our work as a result of your decision. Service Warranty On all computer repairs services, online and onsite, we warrant our “service” for a period of 48 hours which does not include any software issues created and/or caused by the “end user”, virus, spyware, tampering with the settings etc. We will address and repair the problem at no additional charge if: you inform us of a problem resulting from our services within the warranty timeframe; and, we determine through analysis of the problem that our services were rendered unsatisfactorily. Techno Geek cannot, and will not, guarantee that we will find a solution to, and be able to repair, all problems that occur and that may be diagnosed. We absolutely do not cover any misuse, tampering, abuse, fire, theft, accidental damage, surges, spikes, brownouts, software issues created by the end user, virus, spyware etc. This applies to all our services.
Techno Geek will make every reasonable effort to protect your data. However, it is possible that data can be lost due to factors beyond our control. You, the customer, are responsible for backing up your data to removable media. We may back up your data for you at your request, if your system has the necessary components to do so onsite, with our own equipment, or by other means at our headquarters. Techno Geek will not be held responsible in any way for lost data, or any loss of revenue or income resulting from such loss. The customer understands that ALL DATA WILL BE LOST if we have to format your hard drive, including any applications that are not included with your version of Windows, that you do not have legal CD’s and licenses for. You also understand that during the course of service data (personal and business files) can become corrupt, unusable, in such case you will not hold Techno Geek responsible.
Data backup, ghosting, drive imaging, drive copying, data transfer depends on the condition of your disk and data integrity. Charges apply.
Work Hours and Extra Charges
We are open for fifty (50) hours a week 9am to 7pm weekdays and all tech work is performed in that time. If the service is required asap and we are required to have a job worked on past the listed times there will be a $75 express fee charge. This is non negotiable.
Old Service Jobs: Any old pc's or units that are determined to be faulty and new units are built or supplied in place are thrown out at end of job when new or replacement unit is handed over unless specifically asked to keep and hand back at end of job.
We are not liable for any losses of hardware or data if you the client does not inform us of wanting a faulty old unit back.
Finished Jobs: Technogeek will only hold goods for 90 days from end of service in which after 14 days from end of service a fee of $10 per week Hardware Storage and $25 per week Data Storage will be incurred for a total of no more that 10 weeks after which time we will dispose of any said equipment and delete any data. We will not be held liable for any disposal of any equipment or data if you have chosen to not pick it up in a reasonable timeframe as listed above. We are not expected to try to contact you again after our initial call stating that goods are ready for pickup. Technogeek will involve a debt collector for return of monies owing for any services performed and attempt to sell any goods left to recoup monies owing. ^These terms and conditions are subject to amendments anytime at our discretion.