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Dell's Privacy Policy

Dell's Privacy Policy

Dell's Privacy Policy

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Dell's Privacy Policy

Dell EqualLogic Warranty and Support Information

Dell respects your privacy. Across our business, around the world, we will only collect, store and use your personal information for defined purposes. We use your information to support and enhance our relationship with you, for example, to process your purchase, provide service and support, and share product, service and company news and offerings with you. We safeguard and protect against unauthorized access, use and disclosure of your information by using appropriate measures and processes to maintain security. We do not sell your personal information. We only share your personal data outside the Dell family of companies with your consent, as required by law or to protect Dell, its customers, or the public, or with companies that help Dell fulfill its obligations with you, and then only with partners who share Dell's commitment to protecting your privacy and data. At any time you may contact Dell with any privacy questions or concerns you may have. You also may ask at any time to see the personal data you have given us and request correction or deletion. We strive to protect the security of your personal data by use of appropriate measures and processes.

Privacy and Data Security

At Dell, your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern. That's why, when you visit dell.com, we help you maintain control over your personal data on the Internet. Below are the guidelines we use for protecting the information you provide us during a visit to our Internet sites ( www.dell.com/ap) or when you use our online support offerings such as support.ap.dell.com. Other Dell and Dell Co-branded sites may operate under their own privacy and security policies.

Dell only asks for specific types of personal information

In a few areas on our Web site and online customer support tools, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to enhance your site visit, to assist you with purchase and technical support issues or to follow up with you after your visit. It is completely optional for you to participate.

For example, we request information from you when you:

  1. Register on dell.com
  2. Request a quote
  3. Place an order
  4. Provide feedback in an online survey
  5. Participate in a sweepstakes or other promotional offer
  6. Request e-mail notification of your order status (called "Order Watch")
  7. Subscribe to a newsletter or a mailing list
  8. Request assistance from our "Product Advisor"
  9. Fill out a support request

Information we may request includes your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, type of business, credit card details, customer preference, experience, demographic and interest information, customer number and service tag number, as well as other similar personal information. Should you choose to apply for credit through our financial service providers, we may also ask for your income, bank account numbers and other information needed to verify identity, financial status and to process your credit request. If we ever ask for significantly different information we will inform you.

Dell only uses your personal information for specific purposes

The information you provide will be kept confidential and used to support your customer relationship with Dell. Among other things, we want to help you quickly find information on dell.com and alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new products and services from Dell. Agents or contractors of Dell who have access to your personal information and prospect information are required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Dell. Dell may enhance or merge your information collected at its site with data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to you.

In addition, Dell may be required to disclose personal information in connection with law enforcement, fraud prevention, regulation, and other legal action or if Dell reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to protect Dell, its customers, or the public.

Dell will not disclose your personal information to any outside organization for its use in marketing without your consent

Information regarding you (such as name, address and phone number) or your order and the products you purchase will not be given or sold to any outside organization for its use in marketing or solicitation without your consent. Your information may be shared with agents or contractors of Dell for the purpose of performing services for Dell.

Internet Commerce

The online store at dell.com is designed to give you options concerning the privacy of your credit card information, name, address, e-mail and any other information you provide us. Dell is committed to data security with respect to information collected on our site. We offer the industry standard security measures available through your browser called SSL encryption, (please see Dell's Store Security page for details on these security measures). If at any time you would like to make a purchase, but do not want to provide your credit card information online, you may contact a sales representative over the telephone. It has always been a Dell practice to contact customers in the event of a potential problem with your purchase or any normal business communication regarding your purchase.

Customized Experience

New technologies are emerging on the Internet that help us deliver customized visitor experiences. At Dell, we primarily use "cookies" to help us determine which service and support information is appropriate to your machine and to maintain your shopping experience in our online store. Our use of this technology does not mean that we automatically know any information about you. We might be able to ascertain what type of computer you are using, but beyond that, our use of cookies is designed only to provide you with a better experience when using www.dell.com. Dell has no desire or intent to infringe on your privacy while using the dell.com site. For more information about these new technologies on dell.com visit our Cookies page.

Third-Party Sites

Please be aware that other web sites that may be accessed through our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those third-party web sites linked to Dell.com are not covered by this privacy statement. We use the " Leaving Dell's website" symbol to mark links that go to third-party sites.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we strive to protect your personal information, Dell cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Other Web sites

Dell's Web sites contain links to other Web sites that are not operated by Dell. Dell is not responsible for the privacy practices of the Web sites that it does not operate. Some parts of the Web site are animated using downloadable applications with Macromedia's Shockwave/Flash. We also may make video available through RealNetwork's Media-Player, and use the video hosting services of Broadcast.com. Futures-Careers, Macromedia, RealNetworks, and Broadcast.com operate under their own privacy and security policies, and the way they may collect and use information can be further evaluated at: www.macromedia.comExternal link, www.realnetworks.comExternal link, and www.broadcast.com.

Contact Dell

Dell is the sole operator of the Dell Web sites. If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please write to us at the following address:

Dell Singapore Pte Ltd
Attention: Privacy Steward
180 Clemenceau Avenue
#06-01 Haw Par Center
Singapore 239922

You may also click here and fill out the e-mail form: "Dell Privacy Policy Information Feedback/Request".

Dell wants to help you keep your personal information accurate

To update your individual information that has been stored, please visit the Dell Subscription Center section of the Dell website.

You can request or update your individual information, that Dell has collected, by submitting a request here or simply phone a Dell customer support representative.

Changes to the Policy

Privacy Statement Effective Date: June 30, 2004

Material changes to this policy will be posted on Dell's website for 30 days.

Dell Equallogic Warranty and Support Information

LIMITED WARRANTY

This Limited Warranty is made as of the date of shipment of the Products to the Customer (the "Effective Date") by and between Dell Inc, its subsidiaries and affiliates, with offices at 300 Innovative Way, Suite 301, Nashua, NH 03062 ("collectively "the Company"), and the Customer (as defined below).

1. Definitions.

In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following terms whenever used in this Agreement shall have the following meanings:
"Customer" means the end user of the Products.
"Hardware" means the Dell EqualLogic PS Series branded array hardware along with any end user manuals supplied by the Company.
"Maintenance Releases" means any update, upgrade, revision, patch, bug fix or an improved, upgraded or enhanced version of the Products released by the Company to which Customer is rightfully entitled by way of a valid maintenance agreement, warranty, or other Company offering. Third Party Products are excluded and subject to their own terms and conditions.
"Object Code" means computer programs assembled, compiled, or converted to magnetic or electronic binary form on software or hardware media, which are readable and usable by computer equipment, but not generally readable by humans without reverse assembly, reverse compiling, reverse conversion, reverse engineering and/or any other disassembly or decompilation.
"Product(s)" means, collectively, the Hardware and Software which may be supplied to Customer.
"Software" means all components of the Company's storage management software and related documentation made generally available by the Company from time to time not accompanied by its own license agreement. The term "Software" shall include any and all software, scripts, firmware, and microcode running on Hardware or any computer system, including all Maintenance Releases supplied in accordance with this Agreement. The Software shall be provided in Object Code form only. No source code will be provided.
"Third Party Products" means any hardware or software licensed or distributed by the Company to Customer that is not owned by the Company.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, THE COMPANY MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS NOT STATED IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY LAW ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD. SOME STATES OR COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW A LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS. IN SUCH STATES OR COUNTRIES, SOME EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

This Limited Warranty applies only to Products sold by the Company or their authorized resellers.

The Company warrants that the Products that you have purchased from the Company, or their authorized resellers, are free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal use during the Limited Warranty Period. The Limited Warranty Period starts on the later of the date of shipment from the Company or its authorized resellers to you. Products must be registered with the Company to receive warranty service. You are entitled to warranty service according to the terms and conditions of this document if a repair to your Product is required within the Limited Warranty period. This Limited Warranty extends to the original end user purchaser and is not transferable. This Limited Warranty is applicable in all countries and will be honored in any country where the Company or their authorized service providers offer warranty service, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Limited Warranty. Warranty service availability and response times may vary from country to country and may also be subject to registration requirements in the country of purchase.

Replacement parts may be new or refurbished equipment. Replacement parts are warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for thirty (30) days or for the remainder of the Limited Warranty Period of the Product in which they are installed, whichever is longer.

During the Limited Warranty Period, the Company will repair or replace any defective component. This is your exclusive remedy for defective products. the Company reserves the right to elect, at its sole discretion, to give you a refund of your purchase price instead of a replacement. All component parts or Products removed under the Limited Warranty become the property of the Company. The Limited Warranty does not apply to expendable parts and does not extend to any Product from which the serial number has been removed or that has been damaged or rendered defective (a) as a result of accident, misuse, improper installation, abuse or other external causes, including but not limited to fire, earthquake, flood, natural or unnatural disaster, exposure to chemicals (or levels of chemicals) not ordinarily found in a computer operating environment, or act of God; (b) by operation outside the usage parameters (including, but not limited to, temperature maximums) stated in the user documentation that shipped with the Product;(c) by use of parts not manufactured or sold by the Company; or (d) by modification or service by anyone other than (i) the Company, (ii) a Company authorized service provider, or (iii) your own installation of end user replaceable Company parts.

Although the Company is not under any obligation to provide warranty service for Product damaged in any of the ways mentioned herein, the Company may, in its sole discretion, agree to provide additional service for such Products if, after inspection by an authorized Company representative, the Company determines that the Product is still in acceptable operating condition.

These terms and conditions constitute the complete and exclusive warranty agreement between you and the Company regarding the Product you have purchased. These terms and conditions supersede any prior agreements or representations, including representations made in Company sales literature or advice given to you by the Company or an agent or employee of the Company that may have been made in conjunction with your purchase of the Product. No change to the conditions of this Limited Warranty is valid unless it is made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the Company.

THE ABOVE WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO DEFECTS RESULTING FROM IMPROPER OR INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE BY CUSTOMER; UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION; IMPROPER USE; OPERATION OUTSIDE OF SPECIFICATIONS OR SUPPORTED CONFIGURATIONS FOR THE PRODUCT; ABUSE, NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, LOSS OR DAMAGE IN TRANSIT; IMPROPER SITE PREPARATION; OR UNAUTHORIZED MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE THAT OCCURS AS A RESULT OF YOUR FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE INSTRUCTIONS RELATING TO SAFETY MEASURES TO BE OBSERVED WHEN INSTALLING AND/OR PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE PRODUCT.

YOU SHOULD MAKE PERIODIC BACKUP COPIES OF THE DATA STORED ON YOUR PRODUCT ON THE STORAGE MEDIUM OF YOUR CHOOSING AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST POSSIBLE FAILURES, ALTERATIONS, OR LOSS OF DATA. BEFORE RETURNING ANY UNIT FOR SERVICE, BE SURE TO BACK UP DATA AND REMOVE ANY CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR PERSONAL DATA. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF ANY DATA OR THE PROTECTION OF ANY CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN ANY PRODUCT, NOR IS THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESTORATION OR REINSTALLATION OF ANY PROGRAMS OR DATA OTHER THAN SOFTWARE INSTALLED BY DELL OR EQUALLOGIC WHEN THE PRODUCT IS MANUFACTURED.

2. Warranty Period and Replacement Parts.

The warranty period for a Product is a specified, fixed period commencing on the original date of shipment from Dell to the Purchaser of the Product.

Warranty Service on Dell EqualLogic Products
  • 1 year next business day replacement on parts
  • 1 year Software updates
  • 1 year telephone & email support during local business hours, excluding local national holidays
Note: Service offerings may vary by geographic region. For supported Products purchased from Dell Value Added Resellers ("VAR"), the Customer may contact Dell or the VAR to identify applicable service levels.

Enhancements to this limited warranty may be purchased through a separate Service Partnership Agreement available on your Product Contact your nearest Dell Sales office for more information.

During the Limited Warranty period, the Company will repair or replace defective parts returned to the Company's facility. As part of warranty repairs, the Company may require that the system software/firmware be brought up to date. To request Limited Warranty parts replacement service, you must contact the Company's Customer Service Department within the Limited Warranty period. If Limited Warranty parts replacement service is required, the Company will issue a Return Material Authorization Number.

If a part to be replaced falls within the warranty period, the Company will ship the replacement part via express shipping prior to receiving the defective part from you. You must ship the defective part back to the Company in its original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. If the failed part is not received by the Company within fifteen (15) business days from the date the replacement part was dispatched to customer, or the unit is not returned in the specified packaging, the customer will be invoiced at the list price for the replacement part.

The package must be labeled on the exterior of the shipping carton with the RMA number provided by the Company customer service. Products returned will not be accepted if there is damage due to external causes, including accident, abuse, misuse, natural and unnatural disasters, acts of God, problems with electrical power, servicing not authorized by the Company, usage not in accordance with product instructions, failure to perform required preventive maintenance, problems caused by use of parts and components not supplied by the Company, and damage incurred during shipment of defective parts to the Company for repair. If damage is evident from these causes, the CUSTOMER will be invoiced at the list price for the replacement parts.

Contacting Support

If your product fails during the warranty period and the troubleshooting suggestions in the product documentation do not solve the problem, you can receive support by contacting the Company via telephone:

CountryTelephone
Australia1800-733-313
Austria0820 240 58 256
Belgium 0248 28 690
China800 858 2606
Czech Republic22 537 2969
Denmark32 87 5045
European Union (EU) / Emerging Markets EMEA+44-207-026-0021
Finland207 533 566
France0825 004 686
Germany699 792 2064
Greece210 812 8918
Holland0206 74 59 14
Hong Kong2969-3196
India1800-425-9045
Ireland1850 964 270
Italy269 63 3793
Japan0120-912-740
Korea080-860-9918
Luxembourg24871036
Macau0800-105
Malaysia1800-088-1304
New Zealand800-44-3561
Norway67 11 75 16
Poland22 579 5978
Portugal217 61 6090
Singapore1800-394-7447
Slovakia25 750 6981
South Africa11 709 7729
Spain902 003 685
Sweden8 5900 5516
Switzerland0848 33 00 92
Taiwan801-601-269
Thailand1800-006-0005
UK0844 444 3844
USA / Canada800-945-3355

Be sure you have the following information available before you call:
  • Product service tag, model name, and model number
  • Applicable error messages
  • Operating system type and revision
  • Make and model of any iSCSI initiators

Out of Warranty / Out of Support Services

Out of warranty / Out of Support services are available from the Company under the Company's standard terms and conditions.

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