Terms & Conditions

I n t r o d u c t i o n

Our Terms of Service Conditions for placing orders on hot.com.au are to protect us both.

RETURN CONDITIONS & REFUND POLICY

You don't get to stay in business since 1984 unless you attract repeat clients. You're someone that takes the time to do a little research, we're confident you'll choose our HOT Australian company because we're genuine.

We are here to help!

  • If you're unsure about any aspect of our terms & conditions after clicking on sub-headings below please let us know before you order.
  • The same applies if you're unsure if a product will do a particular job or has a particular option or function, it's far easier to contact us and get the answer in writing than going through returns. See also help.

By placing an order you are confirming you agree to our terms & conditions, just as if you'd actually signed an agreement.


Orders, Payments & Meanings

  • Clarification of meanings, Your rights, Placing Orders, Payments, Prices & Special Offers & Bitcoin

2.1 Meanings:- "You" meaning the person, company or agent for any person, company or legal entity using this web site.

  • The name you used when you registered on this site also. "us" "we" means the same as hot.com.au (registered business name of Australian Interactive Multimedia (AIM) Pty. Ltd.); our employees, agents, suppliers & associates connected with this web site, and all products & services therein.

2.2 You agree to the extent permitted by law, that you will abide by all terms conditions herein, should you fail to understand a condition or not agree with a term or condition (The words Term(s) and Condition(s) should be considered interchangeable) you should not order or purchase anything from us until your concerns have been addressed by us in writing.

Clarification points like this " • " shall be considered terms or conditions you agree to and with.

2.3 Bitcoin Sales, conditions, all statements, conditions or terms herein are agreed to by you before you place an order with us.

In regard to Bitcoin sales we reserve the right to cancel any sale at any time without notice or reason. Should we do this we will send you back any Bitcoin you may have already paid us. Any losses (or gains) due to rate fluctuations will be at your own risk. We will no reimburse you.

  • If you do not agree with something please Contact us for clarification. (Pages like this are written for worst case situations and we rarely need to rely upon them.)

Orders & Payments

3.0 Please check full product details (by clicking on title text link in search results) before placing order.

  • Sometimes prices are limited offers and/or a surcharge to the indicated total will apply when we process the order so the indicted price is not the final price.
  • Such conditions are clearly marked.
  • Price may only available via certain payment methods.
  • There could be special offers, features etc. If in doubt please Contact us.

Images are for illustration only.

The product may be different or come in different packaging. Please check with the manufacturer or us BEFORE you order if you consider it a problem.

3.1 We sell and ship within Australia Only.

3.2 By placing an order you make us an offer to us to purchase the products you have selected.

3.3 Products herein shall be construed as invitation to treat only, and not constitute an offer by hot.com.au.

3.4 Orders placed on the weekend or on a Public holiday will not be processed until the next business day.

3.5 You agree that title to the products you purchased from us will only pass or be transferred to you when we receive cleared payment in full for the products, delivery, card and all fees as per the order placed with us by you.

  • Special hot.com.au offers such as free items or special prices for extra items purchased at the same time must be claimed at time of purchase by following the procedure stated, (often add to cart and enter discount code at checkout) we will not simply supply them even if you mention the offer(s) in your comments.
  • Delivery for extra items is not free, it gets calculated like any other item.
  • If you fail to claim a free offer you lose it.

Free gifts do not come with support or warranty but are new in boxes.

3.6 You are the owner of the credit card used if that is your method of payment.

  • If you are using someone else's credit card or PayPal account you must inform us of this when you place order(s) in the comments section of the shopping cart checkout.

3.7 Payment for purchases can be made by:

  • Visa, AXEX, MasterCard, PayPal, B-Pay or Direct Deposit.
  • Direct Deposit (Funds may need up to 3 days to clear, normally 1-2 days..)
  • We may require you to fax us both sides of your card with your signature.
  • There may be a card or payment method surcharge, if so you'll see it on the summary page during checkout.
  • You can avoid such surcharges by paying via BPay or DD.
  • On some products the margins are so tight we can't afford to absorb the bank credit card charges they charge us.

    We could put the price of items up and pretend you're not charged but at the end of the day if we're charged

    we must pass it on to you to keep our prices as low as possible, and it's optional you can pay by BPay.
  • Cleared cheque or Bank cheque before order is processed
  • Cash via prior arrangement
  • Government Purchase order in writing
  • We don't offer C.O.D.
  • 14 day account by prior arrangement

3.8 All transactions are in Australian Dollars ($-AUD) and include GST.

"Savings" (35% off RRP in this example)

Above example and all similar icons be incorrect so please notify us if you find any errors.

  • It's best to cross check the data if it would affect your purchase decision.

7 Day Average**

  • Price comparisons (7 Day Average) can be incorrect. Please see this page for a full explanation.

3.9 hot.com.au may update or change this web site including product specifications, prices, terms and conditions of sale without notice.

  • Most conditions herein can be altered or deleted, even added (by mutual agreement in writing, e-mail) before you purchase.
  • See section 9.

We abide by your Statutory rights & the Trade Practices Act.

  • If conditions, statements or claims on our site or information supplied by us in other forms contradicts your rights under the act(s) the act(s) take precedence over our conditions, statements or claims.

    See Statutory rights & Trade Practices Act 1974 at the ACCC web site. If you have a concern it's best to ask for clarification in writing before you purchase. As a purchaser you too have obligations under the act(s).
  • You may also like to see the proof we've been in business since 1984 at the ASIC web site.
  • You don't get to stay in business that long by being unreasonable with clients.

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Shipping, Signing for delivery & $50 Delivery Guarantee

  • $50 Guarantee we won't charge your card if we can't supply

•We'll pay you $50 if we mess up your order We pay you $50.00 if we mess up your order!

In the rare event we billed your card then there were unforeseen delays in shipping in stock items for your order (a) we will refund upon e-mailed request to cancel the order the amount we billed your card plus $50.

Price Guarantee  

(a) This offer applies to Credit Card Payments as we can check the stock before actually billing your card. You can get a fast confirmation of stock by e-mail before paying via Paypal, B-Pay or DD to also be eligible for this offer. Excludes goods already delivered or in transit from us, or a distributor to you..

Amount we pay you can't be in excess of your order value, for example if your card was charged $30 you will be paid back the $30 plus another $30 giving $60 in total. Refunds as per above will be paid within 7 days and may at our discretion be paid via store a coupon.

You agree to allow us the stated delivery times in (b) below and not post negative feedback on forums & rating sites etc. before the time expires. You agree to make every effort to contact us first.

(b) For the purpose of supply/shipping a reasonable maximum amount of time is 21 working days. (Most east coast city deliveries are one to three working days, WA can be two or three days more..) unless the goods were listed as "Back order" or "Special order" etc. in which case the maximum time (excluding OS imports, and special non-stock orders i.e. lamps where we bill your card before we order) is agreed as 90 working days. See other conditions below.

Excludes Back Orders (Important!) and During public holidays (+/- week) such as Christmas to New Year a products that may have been listed as in-stock can when we process your order become a back-order, during breaks stock data may become less accurate.

We will contact you should this happen for your instructions. During this busy period we suggest you contact us via email if your order is urgent.

  • Delivery time guarantee is working days and does not cover holiday breaks or weekends.
  • Over 14 days expected delivery time we will contact you. If you decide to wait longer then no $50 guarantee applies.
  • If we have not billed your card for any reason including the item(s) were on back-order and you decide you still want to place an order (we must bill your card or have payment first) the $50 guarantee will not apply.

Our reasoning is back-orders and their actual delivery dates are out of our hands, that's why we try to avoid billing your card in the first place.

hot.com.au (REG) Most deliveries are fine! As at 15/8/2014 we've only had 2 claims.

  • Delivery Times, Signing for Goods, Back orders, Multiple warehouse orders, Holiday delays, Stock levels etc.

4.1 Sign for delivery requirements.

Please note: Orders from more than one warehouse/supplier items may arrive on different days:

  • You can tell multiple warehouses via the warehouse symbols.

Warehouse Symbols.. Warehouse Symbols.. Warehouse Symbols.. etc.

  • You must sign for delivery that the goods arrived without damage.
  • Only sign a courier's docket for what they deliver don't sign for items you did not get.
  • Do not sign for goods that appear to be damaged, make a note of the driver, docket number and contact us.
  • Total order may be shipped when all items are in stock.

4.2 is a "Class" (depends on size, cubed volume and value) it may not be actual weight.

4.3 All prices include GST.

4.4 Out of stock all items will be sent once in stock.

  • Normally 7-14 working days plus processing and delivery time, unless we contact you.

4.5 Using several warehouses.

  • If your order is from several suppliers/warehouses there is an extra charge for delivery (normally in the order of $5.99 per extra warehouse, depending on weight class and post code).
  • You'll see the total delivery when you place the order, you can go back and alter your choices if necessary then recalculate delivery.

4.6 If you have special conditions or need to give the courier special instructions please let us know in the space provided when you place order.

4.7 An item is missing from my shipment what do I do?

  • Don't sign for items you've not received.
  • If the docket says 3 items but there are only 2 make sure you note this and have the courier give you proof.
  • You must Contact us via e-mail the day your order arrives.
  • Multi-warehouse orders can cause a few days difference in delivery times.


    (Please consider this before you contact us asking where the rest of your order is..)
  • Sometimes we wait for all goods to arrive to our warehouse before shipping (to keep delivery costs lower) so please let us know (in comments section) if you don't want us to do this.
  • We may then contact you with updated delivery quote.

4.8 Express Delivery time frames from order & payment confirmation:

  • Sydney or Melbourne – normally 1-2 business days.
  • Regional NSW, regional Victoria, Adelaide, regional SA or Brisbane – normally within 5-7 business days.
  • Perth and Tasmania – normally within 7 business days.
  • Regional Queensland, regional WA or Northern Territory – normally within 14 business days.

4.8.A Delivery times don't include order processing time which starts after receipt of cleared funds for order processing.

  • Above is important for payments by Direct Deposit, cheque or where cards have insufficient funds.

4.9 Note Standard delivery adds on average 1-2 working days.

4.10 We can't and don't guarantee that we will deliver within these time frames as couriers can have delays etc.

  • If the delivery time changes to more than 14 days we will contact you via e-mail or telephone with the details.

4.11 If for some reason we can't supply your order (or part thereof) within a reasonable amount of time and/or the quoted price:

  • We may supply a full/part refund, (part if some of the order was supplied, for the missing item(s).
  • You may choose a credit note.

4.12 We can't accept liability for any other loss or damage arising as a result of failure to supply your order.

4.13 We reserve the right not to supply (not accept your offer) without giving a reason.

4.14 Country & Rural deliveries for products not in our warehouse may need to be delivered to our warehouse first to keep delivery charges as low as possible.

  • We may also require that you pick up your goods from your nearest Post Office.
  • For country areas (and/or outside capital cities) we do not guarantee door to door service.
  • Orders sent to you as one combined delivery, this may add a few days to delivery time.

4.15 We don't guarantee the delivery dates (as per 4.8) however, almost all deliveries are on-time or early.

  • If the delivery time frames change from 4.8 above, we will contact you via e-mail or telephone with details.
  • All stock inventory systems have a delay (from around 30 min to days) which will from time to time result in a back order.

    Stock level indicators can be incorrect, especially if stock is located in a warehouse not owned by us.
  • We strive to keep all data as accurate and current as possible.
  • Please see about where we explain why we keep our own stock to minimise delivery & supply problems and what can go wrong.

4.16 Lead time for products marked as "This is not a stocked item" "Back order" (or similar) means days added to delivery time.
Back Order Back orders generally add up to 14 days to delivery time, any longer and we will contact you.

  • Please don't contact us about your Back Order before 14 days.
  • Please check order status under your account.
  • See 4.8 and add lead time days as noted in product description.

4.17 Christmas and New Year.

  • When you order close to Christmas you run the risk of late deliveries as courier companies can get overloaded and/or shut down for some time over the Christmas and New Year break
  • Orders can take up to 3 weeks during this period, this is rare but it can happen.
  • If your order is for a gift or urgent contact us before you order by e-mail to confirm our delivery status.

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Government Purchase Orders

  • Accepted, click for details

We accept Government Purchase orders. There may be an account charge added to the total.

  • Includes Schools etc. NOT Private Schools or Companies without prior arrangement (Credit checks etc.)
  • We've been approved as a Commonwealth Government Supplier via our parent company:
  • Australian Interactive Multimedia Pty. Ltd. (AIM) ABN 33 006 341 760 Fax 1800 00 88 99

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Courier charges & Insurance

  • How to get a delivery quote, Charges for re-delivery and Ways to avoid problems

6.1 Courier Charges & Insurance & handling fees are not refundable.

  • You can get a delivery quote in View Cart by entering your post code.
  • Handling (as part of card charge) is a small flat percentage (see checkout summary) this charge is not negotiable. If you require transit insurance (in case the package is lost) please let us know in writing via the comments section when you place your order or via e-mail. Very few packages are lost in transit because they are tracked. That said there is a small risk which is greater for country areas.
  • We reserve the right to contact you with an updated delivery quote before we accept your order.
  • If you enter the wrong address we will not be liable for the loss of your order, we will only resend the product to the correct address at your expense.
  • Note our shopping cart allows you to save several addresses, say work and home.

6.2 We reserve the right to contact you with an updated delivery or goods quotation.

6.3 Should there be a problem with supply which would blow out stated delivery times by more than 14 days we will offer to refund you, a credit, alternative or back order.

  • It's your choice. Refunds are done within 2 working days.

6.4 If a product is not in stock we will inform you of the expected delivery time.

  • Note Standard delivery adds on average 1-2 working days to delivery time.

Important! Please be home or better still choose your work address

6.6 If you're not home when the courier calls or you've made an error on your address, there will be a re-delivery fee which you hereby agree to pay.

  • You may need to attend the nearest courier depot or post office which you agree to do if necessary and/or you wish to avoid a re-delivery fee.
  • For the reason above it's sometimes better to have the delivery made to your work address.

6.7 We may alter the delivery method at our absolute discretion.

6.8 We don't guarantee delivery times or days.

  • The Courier will not call you.
  • If your order is urgent contact us before placing order.

    Airports can close, trucks can break down. We use reputable delivery companies but problems can happen.

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Returning or Repairing Products

  • Whatever shop you buy from if a NEW product is faulty you must return it and/or follow their "DOA" procedure, here is ours

7.1 If a product is faulty or "Dead On Arrival" (DOA or Faulty on arrival is up to 14 days from delivery only).

  • You agree to first contact the manufacturer for support, they will be able to fix it, supply another, offer a DOA/RAN* number.
  • *We will need this number if we are going to replace it. * RAN = Return Authorisation Number.
  • Most times you can confirm DOA with the manufacturer over the phone.
  • Often there is nothing wrong with the product, you may need support from them installing etc.
  • It may be faster to drop a faulty product into an authorised repair center.

7.2 Warranty does not apply to free gifts as we offer no warranty on them.

7.3 Return Authorisation Number paperwork where applicable:

  • We're happy to get a RA number on your behalf if you're sure the item is faulty.
  • Please Contact us via e-mail with as all the information (note we require e-mail so we have a record of what was said, please do not telephone us..) you can provide to help us expedite the process.
  • We will contact you as soon as we have the DOA/RAN/RA number & arrange for the replacement(s) as outlined herein.
  • The above may add a week onto the process.

    As an example of why we ask you to do a bit of research with the manufacturer (and read the documentation) before you declare
    an item faulty, we recently had a DVD duplicator returned but it turned out the user put two disks in (one on top of the other) in a single burner.. That's why it was making a noise!

7.4 Who pays for couriers?

  • You must pay freight, packing & insurance back to us.
  • We will not be responsible if it's lost in transit.

    With any store you must take faulty items back. Nobody sends a courier to you.
    Even if you drive it yourself it would most likely cost you the same in petrol & time.
  • We pay to have another sent to you.
  • We may choose to refund your purchase at our absolute discretion however delivery charges are not refunded.

7.5 How do I return a non-faulty product or one that does not work as well as I hoped it would?

  • First see all sections below.

    Some products may not work perfectly every time.
    -- For example a scanner or printer may jam now and then. This is not necessarily the fault of the unit. This is normally not reason enough for us to consider a return.

  • Contact us for a hot.com.au RAN* number you cannot return anything without this number.
  • * Return Authorisation Number, issued by us.
  • Opened or used products can't be returned unless agreed by us in writing beforehand.
    -- You will need to agree to a 27% re-stocking fee. (As the item must be sold as second hand) This possible option (at our discretion) will only be available for 30 days from purchase date.
  • RAN numbers are offered at our absolute discretion as per 7.6 below.

7.6 Returning unopened products within 30 days:

  • Excludes Software which can't be returned open or not.
  • You agree to pay a re-stocking fee of 27% you must also pay for delivery of goods in both directions (from and to us). The item(s) must be in new & unopened condition with all packaging, accessories, manuals and components.

7.7 Re-stocking returns are valid for 30 days from purchase date only and subject to all conditions herein they are offered at our complete discretion.

Returns Excludes special orders that we did not have in stock in our warehouse and were ordered from the supplier for you (often called direct ship).

Goods will be inspected upon return to ensure they abide by our conditions such as being unopened.

  • It would be easier for everyone if you choose carefully, so please contact us if there is any doubt about your purchase.
  • Contact us

7.8 You can't cancel your order EXCEPT:

(a) If we notify you that a product was not in stock (regardless of stock status).

(b) If you agree to pay our re-stocking fee and agree to pay for delivery of goods to us in new unopened condition.

  • Re-stocking is only valid for 30 days from purchase.
  • Excludes software which we never take back opened or not and delivery charges.
    7.9 Below cancellation option is at our absolute discretion:

(c) If the product has not yet been dispatched and/or no paperwork has been generated plus we will not incur costs from our suppliers for cancelling your order which basically means you must be very fast..

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Rewards, Price Matching, Imports & Special Offers or you changed your mind

  • We strive to have the low genuine prices, if you find one lower you can ask us to match or better it before you buy. Cash Back Offers..

Important! 7.10 Some information pages may contain "Cash Back" or special offers, this information may be inaccurate.

  • Please check with the manufacturer before making your purchase as offers may have expiry dates not accounted for in data feeds provided to us.
  • You can't return a product because you've changed your mind and/or you think you've found it cheaper elsewhere and/or could not for any reason claim a "Cash Back" and/or special offer.

Shop around first before you order if you think you've seen a better Genuine price please let us know.

Do we offer a Price Match?

Yes. For genuine prices with stock, not Gray Market (private/company imports not via the Australian channel).

When we import (Normally only if we can't get the exact same product within Australia) we remove the phrase "Australian manufacturer's warranty" from the product page and offer a change over service if the item is not covered by an international warranty.

  • We also look at the checkout price, for example we've seen cheap prices on bar code scanners but some charge up to $70 for delivery of a small item and/or a $40 surcharge.
  • Hot.com.au free offers are NOT available with price match quotes.
  • Our Terms & Conditions apply too because most suppliers don't want to sell below cost if they want to stay in business.

    Sometimes what looks cheap is not if you go through their checkout.
  • Contact Us
  • We do not offer price match refunds after you've purchased.
  • We do not match prices from companies that consistently get bad feedback on forums in relation to taking your money then failing to supply and/or delaying your refund.


    Please Google the name of the shop and whirlpool (i.e. "Bengali whirlpool") to get a heads up.

7.11 You purchased the wrong product. What can you do?

  • We supplied what you ordered but you made an error choosing the part number etc. (See 7.6 also).

If you're going to purchase another product we will see what we can do for you.

7.12 We may also accept a return if:

  • We did not supply what you've ordered.
  • You can choose from:

    (1) Credit

    (2) Replacement*

    (3) Refund.

    *Subject to stock availability.

7.13 Rewards via Points:

  • See conditions below.
  • We don't offer reward points for price matching.

7.14 $1 Special Offers and similar:

  • Sometimes we offer products at $1 or a very low price if purchased with another product.
  • There is a limit of one per client/order unless otherwise specified.
  • Reward items and points required to redeem them may change.
  • Reward points gained via purchases expire after 12 months.
  • We reserve the right to supply a similar product.
  • Points can't be converted to cash or transferred.
  • This scheme may be withdrawn at any time and should not be a factor in your purchased decision.
  • Rewards are redeemed in 100 points lots.
  • Rewards points (via purchases) are awarded @ 1 point per $1 in $100 increments, i.e. to gain 100 points (the first level) spend $100 or more, for 200 points spend $200 or more etc.
  • Delivery is payable on reward items unless they are sent with your next order and not outside metropolitan areas (Excludes NT, and most country areas which are always payable).
  • Gift or Store cards can be paid as cash directly into your bank at our discretion, in this case no delivery is chargeable.
  • You can elect to pay the delivery charge over the phone and arrange an alternative delivery address for rewards.
  • Maximum points per purchase 3,500.
  • Points are per user and can't be combined between accounts.
  • Conditions are subject to change without notice & also subject to our sale conditions.
  • "Free" points (which may expire sooner than 12 months) alone can't be used to redeem a reward, they must be used in conjunction with points per dollar.

    *Free points won't count if abused, they can only make up 33% of points used to redeem a reward.

Reward items may have no warranty.

The vendor may or may not offer a product warranty.

We are not charging you for the rewards so you agree not to redeem rewards unless you agree to this condition.

  • Warranty is not offered or guaranteed by hot.com.au.

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GST & Other Charges

  • How to avoid card charges, you can't avoid the GST

8.1 Do I have to pay sales tax?

Yes 10% called GST, no exceptions.

8.2 Can I choose not to pay the Insurance & handling charge? No.

  • It's only small but it protects us both.

8.3 We have a card & Pay Pal and insurance surcharge.

  • At such low margins we can't avoid this as we're charged by the banks etc.
  • If we built it into the price we would not be as competitive.

    Most of our competitors also add charges during the checkout process. It's the total price that you need to consider.

8.4 Can you avoid card surcharges?

Yes.

  • Pay us by DD (Direct Deposit) or BPay then we're not charged (as much) so we don't charge you.
  • BPay normally clears in two working days.
  • DD payments can take up to 3 days to clear, your order will not start the processing cycle till payments are cleared.

8.5 Minimum charge total for orders is $20.

8.6 Dishonor Fees.

  • You agree to pay banking or Pay Pal transaction dishonor fees plus $30 handling charge.

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Product Support and Special conditions

  • Does the product have to do a particular job and you're not sure it will? Who offers support? Will hot.com.au always supply the exact model I order?

9.1 If there is a special condition that you wish to hold us to, such as "It must be able to do XYZ" and you can't confirm that ability with the manufacturer; you must get our agreement in writing before you place your order.

  • If it's not in writing we didn't say it, this protects us both.
  • It's no use telling us after you've made the purchase.

We may choose not to supply, especially if you're going against our recommendation.

9.2 We may put special conditions in the products information such as "This product is sold on a non return basis" "Stock is limited" (So regardless of stock indication we may not be able to supply)

  • We reserve the right to supply a later model or upgraded model (i.e. next model up in the range for example you order a V700 and we supply at our discretion a V710), so please read the product information carefully as you agree to be bound by any conditions included in the product information or specifications.

Important! Support policy

9.4 We do not offer product support.

  • It's up to you to be sure the product will do what you expect and consult with the manufacturer (normally their web page) should you have any support issues.

9.5 We are offering a no frills web site for people who know what they want and have the knowledge to get it to work.

9.6 We don't offer a free demonstration service.

Chargeable Demonstrations (AKA Consultant time) can be arranged by appointment this is because the price model we're using at hot.com.au is a no frills, lowest possible price model, also the reason we don't have a pick-up service or displaying our street address(s) as people just turn up.

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Privacy Statement & Security

  • Privacy Statement. We don't give out your details to others

10.1 In accordance with the Guidelines issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, hot.com.au provides the following privacy statement.

Information Recorded

Our service providers may record when you visit this site the following information for statistical purposes:

  • The date and time of your visit to the site;
  • The pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • The type of browser that you use;
  • Data of a similar nature to the above.

10.2 No attempt will be made to identify users browsing this site, however, your IP address is stored if you place an order.

You may elect to have your personal data stored on our server to save re-entering it next time you visit.

e-mail hot.com.au will only use your e-mail address for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any external mailing list.

  • From Spam Act 2003.. You agree there is an inferred consent for us to be able to send you information by e-mail based on our business relationship.
  • This means we can e-mail you details of offers etc.
  • Use the unsubscribe facility should you not want be sent information in future.
  • You have used our web site subject to our terms & conditions but we don't want to lose you as a client so we do listen to you.

10.3 Phone number

We record your phone number to call you back if you've send it to us in a message or provided it with your order.

No genuine phone number = no order.

We must be able to do a security check.

  • It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any external mailing list.
  • If you place an order with us we keep your phone number as your account number (so it's easy for you to remember) and we may call you with offers related to your purchase (i.e. toner bundles for your colour laser) but this is not a regular process, it's normally via e-mail which you can opt out of.

For our use only

10.4 We will not use any information you disclose to us for any other purpose that to do business with you.

We will not disclose your information to anyone else not concerned with the supply of your order without your consent.

  • Couriers will need to know your address.
  • We may contact you at a later time if we believe we have information that may interest you unless you expressly exclude this option upon contacting us.

10.5 From time to time we may send you a promotional offer(s), you can always opt-out by clicking on remove options.

10.6 Upon request your e-mail address will be removed from our system, as we would not have divulged it to any other person or company you can rest assured that you will not regret giving us your details in the first place.

10.7 We will only publish personal information on this site if it has been collected for this purpose with your knowledge or if you have consented to the disclosure.

  • When giving such consent you should be aware that information published on this site is accessible to millions of users from all over the world, that search engines will index it and that it may be copied and used by any web user.
  • We always alter your address so you can't be identified by web crawling robots that farm e-mail addresses.
  • Information submitted by you containing your personal details becomes the property of hot.com.au.
  • This means that, once the information is published on this site, (not your address etc.) we will have no control over its subsequent use and disclosure.
  • If you do not want your comments published please advise us when writing.

10.8 Information Security

hot.com.au recognises that there can be risks associated with the transmission of information over the Internet, we use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for all credit cards transactions.

We do not keep your credit card information on our server - we use eWay Australia, a PCI DSS compliant, processor for all transactions.

Our staff never see your credit card information.

10.9 Security Checks

You agree we may call you for a security check (so please be sure to provide a correct telephone number).

  • This is less likely for e-mail addresses such as your name @ yourcompany . com . au or your name @ bigpond . com etc. as opposed to notmycard @ hotmail . com.
  • Also less likely where your phone number matches your street address.

10.10 Spam Act

We comply with the Spam Act (Australia) If we send you promotional e-mails, you will be able to stop us sending you any more by simply replying with the word delete in the heading.

  • Most of our communication with you will be by e-mail (eg: regarding your Order, delivery and other information).
  • You agree as part of your acceptance of these terms that you allow us to send you e-mails for such purposes.

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Reviews and Specifications, Disclaimers, Copyright & Applicable Law

  • Page content on hot.com.au is provided in good faith however it's up to you to cross check if required

11.1 All reviews written by us or re-published on this site are covered by this statement: "..This review contains statements of pure opinion and fair comments made in good faith in the interest of the public by hot.com.au or the writers.."

  • To ascertain the facts please do your own research.
  • There may also be quotes from and/or links to external sources please see their disclaimers.
  • Specifications can be incorrect; they are subject to change without notice.
  • Please check with manufacturer.

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Disclaimer

12.1 Some effort has been made to ensure accuracy and to the best of our knowledge information on hot.com.au is correct and accurate.

  • However to the extent permissible by law, we and our suppliers don't make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information.
  • We don't guarantee that our web site or any data therein is free from errors.
  • We guarantee there are a few errors!
  • We can guarantee there will be errors if you look hard enough as data is at some stage entered by humans who will make mistakes.

12.2 We won't be liable for any inaccuracies, errors or faults whatsoever.

  • Please double check the information with us or the manufacturer if it's considered important to you.
  • We will not be held liable by you for any loss suffered in connection with the use of this web site or the use of any product or service you purchase from this web site.

12.3 Errors & Omissions Exempted E.& O.E.

  • This applies to all text, data, prices, pages & images on this site.
  • E. & O.E. is agreed to mean if there is an error say in the price or description etc. you can't hold us responsible.
  • You agree that errors can happen so for example we won't supply you something worth $500 for $5 if we're aware of the error before we complete the transaction.

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Applicable Law

13.1 These/Our Terms & Conditions are governed by the laws in force Victoria, Australia and any courts which may hear appeals from those courts.

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Dispute Resolution

14.1 You agree to contact us in writing (send e-mail first) to try and resolve disputes by agreement.

  • Should both parties fail to agree on a resolution within 30 days from your contact whereby you've set out your complaint in writing you hereby agree that the dispute resolution procedures of VCAT shall be used.
  • VCAT stands for Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Deals with disputes about consumer matters, credit, discrimination, domestic building, guardianship/administration, residential/retail etc.)
  • The last thing we want is to be involved in legal action or have unhappy clients however we will not agree to unreasonable demands so choosing for an independent 3rd party (VCAT) to decide if we both can't come to some compromise arrangement.

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Copyright and Trade Marks

15.1 Copyright for this web site is enforced to the full extent of the law.

  • This includes copyright material, trademarks and registered trademarks which are the property of us and third parties.
  • This material may only be used for the purposes of browsing our web site and purchasing products.
  • Trade Marks, Brands, Logos are the property of their respective owners.
  • You may link to our reviews without written consent.

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