Nothing in this warranty modifies or excludes your legal rights under the Australian Competition and Consumer Act or the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act. This warranty identifies WD's preferred approach to resolving warranty claims which is likely to be quick and simple for all parties.
No other warranties either express or implied by law, including but not limited to those contained in the Sale of Goods Act, are made with respect to the Product. If you purchased your Product in New Zealand for the purposes of a business, you acknowledge and agree that the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act does not apply.
In Australia, our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. What constitutes a major failure is set out in the Australian Consumer Law.
WD warrants that the Product, in the course of its normal use, will for the term defined below, be free from defects in material and workmanship and will conform to WD’s specifications. Please refer to this link to determine the term of your warranty period https://support-en.wd.com/app/Warranty_Policy#group3 The term of your warranty period shall commence on the purchase date appearing on your purchase receipt from an authorized distributor or authorized reseller. Proof of purchase shall be required to be eligible for this warranty and to establish the commencement date of this warranty. Warranty service will not be provided unless the Product is returned to an authorized distributor, authorized reseller or regional WD return center where the Product was first shipped by WD. WD may at its discretion make extended warranties available for purchase. WD shall have no liability for any Product returned if WD determines that the Product was (i) not purchased from an authorized distributor or authorized reseller, (ii) not used in accordance with WD specifications and instructions, (iii) not used for its intended function, or (iv) stolen from WD, or that the asserted defect a) is not present, b) cannot reasonably be rectified because of damage occurring before WD receives the Product, or c) is attributable to misuse, improper installation, alteration (including removing or obliterating labels and opening or removing external enclosures, including the mounting frame, unless the product is on the list of limited user-serviceable products and the specific alteration is within the scope of the applicable instructions, as found at https://support-en.wd.com), accident or mishandling while in the possession of someone other than WD.
PRODUCTS ARE COMPLEX AND FRAGILE ITEMS THAT MAY OCCASSIONALY FAIL DUE TO (A) EXTERNAL CAUSES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, MISHANDLING, EXPOSURE TO HEAT, COLD, AND HUMIDITY, AND POWER FAILURES, OR (B) INTERNAL FAULTS . SUCH FAILURES CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS, CORRUPTION, DELETION OR ALTERATION OF DATA. NOTE THAT YOU SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS, CORRUPTION, DELETION OR ALTERATION OF DATA HOWSOEVER CAUSED, AND FOR BACKING UP AND PROTECTING DATA AGAINST LOSS, CORRUPTION, DELETION OR ALTERATION. YOU AGREE TO CONTINUALLY BACK UP ALL DATA ON THE PRODUCT, AND TO COMPLETE A BACKUP PRIOR TO SEEKING ANY GENERAL SERVICE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT FROM WD.
In Australia, if the Product is not of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, provided it is fair and reasonable to do so, WD limits its liability to replacement of the Product or supply of equivalent or better Product.
This warranty shall extend to repaired or replaced Products for the balance of the applicable period of the original warranty or ninety (90) days from the date of shipment of a repaired or replaced Product, whichever is longer. This warranty is WD’s sole manufacturer's warranty and is applicable only to Products sold as new.
WD values your business and always attempts to provide you the very best of service. Should you encounter any problem, please give us an opportunity to address it before returning this Product. Most technical support questions can be answered through our knowledge base or e-mail support service at https://support-en.wd.com. If the answer is not available or, if you prefer, please contact WD at the applicable telephone numbers listed in the following link: https://www.westerndigital.com/support/international-phone-numbers
If you wish to make a claim, you should initially contact the dealer from whom you originally purchased the Product. If you are unable to contact the dealer from whom you originally purchased the Product, please visit our product support Web site at https://support-en.wd.com for information on how to obtain service or a Return Material Authorization (RMA). If it is determined that the Product may be defective, you will be given an RMA number and instructions for Product return. An unauthorized return (i.e., one for which an RMA number has not been issued) will be returned to you at your expense. Authorized returns must be shipped in an approved shipping container, prepaid and insured, to the address provided with your RMA number. If following receipt of a qualifying claim under this warranty, WD or the dealer from whom you originally purchased the Product determines that your claim is valid, WD or such dealer shall, at its discretion, either repair or replace the Product with an equivalent or better Product or refund the cost of the Product to you. You are responsible for any expenses associated with a claim under this warranty. The benefits provided to you under this warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies available to you under the Australian Competition and Consumer Act or the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act.
Your original box and packaging materials should be kept for storing or shipping your WD product. To conclusively establish the period of warranty, check the warranty expiration (serial number required) via https://support-en.wd.com.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
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Irvine, California 92612