These Terms were last updated on 20 March 2018.
These terms and conditions ('Terms') apply to any repair services you book through the Nintendo UK Consumer Support website at https://nintendoservicecentre.co.uk (the 'Website'). For the purposes of these Terms, “repair” shall include adjustment or combined repair and replacement. These conditions apply also to any products or parts thereof (the “Products”) provided to Nintendo for evaluation or quotation.
Please read these Terms carefully before booking any repair services from the Website as, by booking a repair through the Website, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not book any service through the Website.
This Website is owned and operated by Nintendo UK, a branch of Nintendo of Europe GmbH, registered in England and Wales under branch registration number BR 5889, whose registered address is at Quadrant, 55-57 High St, Windsor SL4 1LP. On this page we use the terms 'Nintendo', 'we', 'our' and 'us' to refer to Nintendo UK, acting in its capacity as a branch of Nintendo of Europe GmbH.
Booking a Repair
To book a repair via the Website you must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the United Kingdom or Ireland.
To book a repair, simply follow the instructions on the Website, and, where prompted, provide as much detail as you can about your Product and the repair required. If you are unable to provide proof of purchase with the Product you send to us, the Product will be considered to be outside of your Nintendo Warranty and a service fee will apply for any repair work undertaken. Please note that we only accept printed retailer receipts or bank statements as proof of purchase; we do not accept handwritten receipts.
Your repair booking is an offer by you to commission repair services from us. Our acceptance of your offer will take place only when we have confirmed to you, by email, that your repair has been started.
Once your repair booking has been received, we will contact you by email to provide instructions for returning the Product to us and arrange for pre-paid shipping materials to be sent to you, either by post or by email, according to the method selected by you during the booking-in process. Please read the packaging guidelines carefully before shipping your Product to us as any loss or damage to Products that occurs before they arrive with us is your responsibility and will not be covered by any Nintendo Warranty.
Before sending your Products to us, Nintendo strongly recommends that you make a backup copy of any data that you do not remove or delete. Please note that, depending on the type of repair, data stored in the memory of Hardware may be deleted, and you may not be able to read data saved to your SD Card or import it back onto the Hardware following such repair. You accept and agree that Nintendo will not be responsible for any loss, deletion or corruption of your data that has not been backed-up, deleted or removed.
Once we receive your Product, we will assess it and determine whether or not any repair is required, and if so, what repair is required and whether any such repair is covered by your Nintendo Warranty. If Your Product(s) is found to be outside of your Nintendo Warranty, we will contact you by email to inform you of the repair service fee and to arrange payment before proceeding with the repair or, at your choice, we will return the Product to you without repair. If we do not hear from you within 30 days of receipt of this email, we will return your un-repaired Products to you by post to the delivery address supplied by you at the time of booking the repair. If your Product is returned to us because delivery could not be completed at the address given, we will attempt to contact you for an alternative delivery address. If you do not provide an address at which your Product may be delivered or you do not contact us to arrange re-delivery within sixty (60) days after the original delivery attempt, we will notify you, via the address supplied by you at the time of booking repair, that we consider your Product to be abandoned. We shall be entitled to charge you storage and any further delivery costs caused by your failure to accept delivery and if, despite our reasonable efforts to contact you to arrange re-delivery, you do not respond or you refuse to accept delivery then we may end the contract and dispose of your Product.
Price and Payment
All service fees are in Pounds Sterling inclusive of UK VAT where applicable. Our tax ID number is DE132095955 and VAT number is 770211954.
Where payment is required, payment must be received prior to our acceptance of a repair booking. Only payments made via a debit or credit card will be accepted. If for any reason any payment is refused after we have started the repair we will have the right to request the payment from you. We may charge you for any costs incurred by us in recovering the amounts owing or seeking further payment.
Delivery of Repairs
Once the repair of your Products has started, we aim to have the repair completed and your Product ready to be returned to you within 10 days. In the unlikely event of any delays to your repair we will contact you by email as soon as possible to let you know. If there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any services you have paid for but not received.
We will deliver repaired Products by post to the delivery address supplied by you at the time of booking the repair. We will contact you by email to confirm once a repaired Product has been dispatched. If your Product is returned to us because delivery could not be completed at the address given, we will attempt to contact you for an alternative delivery address. If you do not provide an address at which your Product may be delivered within sixty (60) days after the original delivery attempt, we will notify you, via the address supplied by you at the time of booking repair, that we consider your Product to be abandoned. We shall be entitled to charge you storage and any further delivery costs caused by your failure to accept delivery and if, despite our reasonable efforts to contact you to arrange re-delivery, you do not respond or you refuse to accept delivery then we may end the contract and dispose of your Product.
In the unlikely event that you do not receive your Product within 10 working days from the date of the email confirming dispatch or that the Product is damaged during delivery to you, please contact us immediately.
Your Right to Cancel an Order
If for any reason you change your mind and wish to cancel your booking for repair services please let us know by contacting the Nintendo Customer Support Team on +44 (0) 345 60 50 247 or by completing and sending us the cancellation form accessed by clicking here and sending it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . You must do this within 14 days of our having confirmed to you, by email, that your repair has been started. Please note however that, once we have completed the services you cannot change your mind, even if the 14-day period is still running. If you cancel repair services once we have started them, you will be required to pay us for the services provided up until the time you tell us that you have changed your mind.
Once you have notified us that you wish to cancel a repair service we will return your Product to you subject to you paying for any repair services carried out before you cancelled. If you do not provide an address at which your Product may be delivered within sixty (60) days after the original delivery attempt, we will notify you, via the address supplied by you at the time of booking repair, that we consider your Product to be abandoned. We shall be entitled to charge you storage and any further delivery costs caused by your failure to accept delivery and if, despite our reasonable efforts to contact you to arrange re-delivery, you do not respond or you refuse to accept delivery then we may end the contract and dispose of your Product.
For all repaired Products, Nintendo will extend its standard Nintendo Warranty by a period of 12 months from the date that your Product is returned to you, as confirmed by the letter accompanying your returned Product. Further information about the standard Nintendo warranty can be found on the relevant product page at https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Support-11593.html. When we return your repaired Product to you we will send you a letter confirming this extension. Please ensure that you keep this letter safe as it must be presented along with your original proof of purchase on any subsequent claim under the Nintendo Warranty.
Our Liability to You
These terms and conditions shall not limit or exclude any liability that we are not permitted to limit or exclude under applicable law including our liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors, for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, for breach of your legal rights to the services including the right to receive services which are supplied with reasonable skill and care and, if we have not agreed a price or a time for delivery with you beforehand, a reasonable price and a reasonable time, respectively. We are only responsible for losses that are a natural foreseeable consequence of our breach of these terms and conditions. Loss or damage is foreseeable of either it is obvious that it will happen, or if, at the time the contract was made, both you and us know it might happen. We will not be liable to you to the extent we are prevented or delayed from complying with our obligations under these terms and condition by anything you (or anyone acting on your behalf) do or fail to do (including, but not limited to, backing up any data that is on your Product before sending it to us for repair) or due to events which are beyond our reasonable control.
We only supply products for domestic and private use. We will not be liable for any losses related to any business of yours including (without limitation) lost data, lost profits, lost revenues or business interruption.
Law and Jurisdiction
These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the services in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts. If you live in the Republic of Ireland you can bring proceedings in respect of the products in either the Irish courts or the English courts.
Third Party Rights
Only you, Nintendo and Nintendo of Europe GmbH, shall be entitled to enforce these terms and conditions. No other person shall be entitled to enforce any of these terms and conditions, whether by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) act 1999 or otherwise.
Online Dispute Resolution
Nintendo currently does not participate in the alternative dispute resolution procedure accessible through the EU Online Dispute Resolution Platform.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to change and update these terms and conditions from time to time and recommend that you revisit this page regularly to keep informed of the current terms and conditions. However, the terms and conditions that apply to the contract for any purchase shall be those that were in force at the time the contract was formed between us and you.