2. Your use of the Site is at your risk. Sony makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy or completeness. To the extent permitted by law, Sony specifically disclaims any liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the Site whether Sony is aware of such errors or omissions or not.
4. To the extent permitted by law, everything on the Site is provided to you "AS IS". With the exception of Consumer Guarantees and any other rights that cannot by law be excluded ("Non-excludable Rights"), to the fullest extent permitted by law:
(b) Sony excludes any liability of Sony or any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site for loss or damage incurred as a result of or in connection with the use of the Site including liability for consequential loss or any loss of business, interest, goodwill, revenue or profit, or loss or corruption of data, arising out of your access to, or use of, or inability to use or access, the Site.
(c) Sony assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any damage to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, or use of the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site. Sony also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any interruptions or errors in access to the Site or the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, security or reliability of any communications (including, without limitation, any transactions) made through or in relation to the Site.
(d) Any software downloaded from the Site (including the Downloadable Content) is downloaded at your own risk and Sony neither assumes nor accepts liability for any loss or damage, (whether direct or indirect), whatsoever caused, as a result of any computer viruses, trojan horses, worms, software bombs or similar items or processes arising from your use of the Site.
(e) Sony is not responsible for the content of any site linked to from the Site. Your linking to any other site is entirely at your own risk. While Sony may provide links on the Site to other sites, the inclusion of such links is for your convenience only and should not be interpreted as an endorsement, approval, recommendation, or preference by Sony of the owner/sponsor of the site linked to or its content. Subject to any Non-excludable Rights, Sony disclaims all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites.
5. For more information on your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 including your rights to refund or replacement in the event a product supplied by us to you is faulty (including your rights to compensation for any foreseeable loss or damage that could have been expected to result from the product's failure) please refer to our Online Returns Information, available here or our Frequently Asked Questions information, available here.
6. To the fullest extent permitted by law, but subject always to the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 Sony's liability for breach of any Consumer Guarantee or in respect of any other Non-excludable right is limited, at the option of Sony, to:
(a) in the case of services, the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having services supplied again; and
(b) in the case of goods, the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, the repair of such goods, the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods, or the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.
For the avoidance of doubt, this clause does not restrict your rights to consequential losses under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 that could have been expected to result from a product's failure.
7. The trademarks used on the Site are either trademarks of Sony and/or its affiliates, or used on the Site with the permission of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trade mark displayed on the Site without the express written permission of Sony or, if applicable, the third party owner of the relevant trade mark.
8. Actual colour and dimension of a product described or depicted on the Site or available for purchase through the Site ("Product") may differ from the screen image on the Site. Colours, specifications features of a Product may also differ by model and country. Features and specifications of Products (including, without limitation, prices of Products displayed on the Site and any delivery or other charges) are subject to change without notice. All weights and dimensions mentioned are approximate. All screens are measured diagonally and all screen images contained on the Site are simulated unless otherwise indicated. Copyright may exist on television programs, films, videotapes, CDs, MiniDisc and other materials. Unauthorised recording of such materials may be contrary to applicable copyright laws.
9. The Site may refer to Products that are generally available for purchase in New Zealand. A reference to Products on the Site does not imply or warrant that the Products will be available at any time in your particular locality. You should check with your local Sony authorised representative for the availability of specific products and services in your locality.
10. Although Sony may from time to time monitor or review forums on the Site ("Forums"), Sony is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the contents of any Forums nor for any error, defamation, libel, obscenity, profanity, or inaccuracy contained in any Forums. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting on or via the Site:
(1) any unlawful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material;
(2) any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law; or
(3) any material of any kind for commercial purposes, or which contains any promotional material or advertising. You must not restrict or inhibit any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or download any material posted by any other user if you know, or ought reasonably to know, that such material cannot legally be distributed in such a manner. Sony will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Sony to disclose the identity of anyone breaching this clause.
11. If Sony provides you with user details to facilitate your use of or access to the Site ("User Details"), or a particular section of the Site, you must not disclose your User Details to any other person. It will be your responsibility to ensure that your User Details are not disclosed to any other person. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur using your User Details including, without limitation, all activities authorised or unauthorised, lawful or unlawful, which utilise your User Details. Sony is entitled to act on instructions received under your User Details. Sony cannot and will not be liable for any changes made to your User Details by another person using your User Details, or for any loss or damage arising from your failure to adequately protect your User Details. For security purposes, you should memorise (and not write down) your User Details.
18. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") listed below are trademarks of Sony and/or its affiliates. Any other Trademarks used in the Site are trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels, or otherwise, any license or right of use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the express written permission of Sony or such third party owner. The trademark "SONY" and any other product names, service names or logos of SONY used, quoted and/or referenced in this Web Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation or any of its affiliates. Other product names and/or company names used in the Web Site are used with the permission of their respective owners and may be protected as their trademarks and/or trade names.
Information that you provide to Sony
19. To enable Sony to provide you with products and/or services and to enable you to participate in Sony promotional offers and other marketing activity, Sony may collect and ask you to provide personal information such as your name, address and telephone number and information about your use of this Site ("Your Information").
20. Sony may collect information relating to your access to, and use of, this Site using cookies. A cookie is a small data file that the Site may write to your computer's hard drive to tailor and keep records of your visit to the Site and to authenticate that you are permitted to use the Site. You can disable cookies by turning them off in your browser, however, you may not be able to access some areas of the Site and/or some areas of the Site may not function properly if you do so.
21. All information that you provide to Sony must be true, accurate, current, and complete at all times. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or otherwise fail to update Your Information, Sony may suspend or terminate your participation in promotions, competitions, offers or membership of Sony Online (and right to use) the Site immediately.
Online registration and account
22. There are two methods to purchase on this site. The first method is as a 'registered member' of Sony Online. Registered customers may make any number of purchases via a single and secure access point (normally enabled by a registration ID and password). The second purchasing method is for 'non-members'. A non-member may make a one-time-only purchase which does not require registration. Their purchase will be regarded as a stand-alone activity.
23. Some features on the Site are only accessible for registered members. You can register as a Member by following the instructions on the Site. You will be authorised to be a Member of Sony Online only if Sony advises you that your application for registration as a Member has been approved. You will be required to accept these Terms in order to become a Member.
24. To be eligible for a Sony Online account you must be:
(a) at least 13 years of age (and at least 18 years of age to purchase goods or services); and
(b) a legal resident of New Zealand.
25. You are only entitled to open one Sony Online Member account (even if you have multiple email addresses).
26. There is no charge for a Sony Online account (unless otherwise specified upon registration).
27. Your Sony Online account and any other related membership benefits are not transferable and may not be combined or merged with other Member accounts.
28. Sony reserves the right to refuse your application for registration or terminate your registration at its sole discretion, including but not limited to if it has been inactive for an extended period of time, as determined by Sony.
29. When you register as a Member of Sony you must choose a password. Your password must be used, together with your email address (each a "Unique Identifier"), each time you access your Sony Online account. Sony may reject any Unique Identifier that you choose, in Sony's sole discretion. You are responsible for keeping your Unique Identifiers confidential. You must immediately notify Sony if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your Unique Identifiers or any other breach of security related to your Sony Online account.
30. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your Sony Online account including, without limitation, all activities authorised or unauthorised, lawful or unlawful, which utilise your Unique Identifiers. Sony is entitled to act on instructions received under your Unique Identifiers. Sony cannot and will not be liable for any changes made to your Sony Online account by another person using your Unique Identifiers, or for any loss or damage arising from your failure to adequately protect your Unique Identifiers. For security purposes, you should memorise (and not write down) your Unique Identifiers, and close the browser window at the end of each session.
31. You may terminate these Terms and your Sony Online registration at any time, without cause and with immediate effect, please contact us by sending an e-mail via the feedback form. Sony may terminate these Terms and your Sony Online registration at any time, without cause and with immediate effect, by sending an email to the email address supplied by you when registering to use Sony Online. In the event of termination you will immediately cease to use Sony Online. The provisions of these Terms regarding intellectual property rights, confidentiality, warranty disclaimers, liability limitations and indemnification shall survive any such termination.
32. The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") listed below are trademarks of Sony and / or its affiliates. Any other Trademarks used in the Site are trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right of use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the express written permission of Sony or such third party owner. The trademark "SONY" and any other product names, service names or logos of SONY used, quoted and / or referenced in this Web Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation or any of its affiliates. Other product names and/ or company names used in the Web Site are used with the permission of their respective owners and may be protected as their trademarks and/ or trade names.
(In alphabetical order):
5 50 MUSIC, A:SA II, ACRY-TAC, ATRAC, AUTOSOUND & Device, AVLS,B CORD & Beta Character, BAMBOO, BEAT & Device, BESIDE, BETA B & Beta character, Beta Character, BETACAM, BETACAM SP, BETACAM SX, BETACART, BETAMAX, BETAMAX & Beta characters, BETAMAX B & Beta character, BETAPRO, C Letter logo, Caduceus symbol, CAPTURE, CAPTURE IT ALL ON & SONY TAPE, CD +, CD PLUS, CHAOS, CHAPMAN, CHROMALLY, CIT Logo, CLUB, COLLECTOR'S CHOICE, COLOMBO, COLUMBIA, COLUMBIA & Device, COLUMBIA COUNTRY CLASSICS, COLUMBIA, GRAFONOLA, COLUMBIA MAGIC NOTES & Device, COMIX, COMPO S, CORONET, COVERT RECORDS, CRVDISC, CRYSTAL SHELL, CRYSTALEYE, CX, D 8 & Device, DANCE POOL & Dancer Device, DANCE POOL & Device, DATACAPSULE, DDS DIGITAL DATA STORAGE, DEED, D-EIGHT, D-EIGHT & Device, DESKTOP LIBRARY, DIGIRULER, DIGITAL BETACAM, DIGITAL MAP, DIGITAL MASTER, DIGITAL SKETCH, DIGITAL SPARKLE, Disc Device, DISCMAN, Diverging arrows device, DME-LINK, DODECAHORN, DRUM BASS, DRUMPAD, DUAL SHOCK, DUALITY, DV, DYNAMIC TRACKING, DYNAMICRON, E3G ELECTRONIC BOOK, E3XA ELECTRONIC BOOK, EDIT GEAR, EGGO, EMBASSY, EPIC, EPIC SOUNDTRAX, ES ELITE, ESPRIT, EVERYBODYS GOLF, FAMILY STUDIO, FD TRINITRON WEGA, FELICA, FIGURE HEAD, FLEXIPAD, FLEXY, FLEXYDISK, FONTOPIA, FREEDOM & Device, FUSION, GENESIS, GRAN TURISMO, GREENPLUS, H.AIR, HANDYCAM, HARMONY & Record Device, HD, HDVS, HEAD LOADING, HI BLACK, HIFD, HIT BIT, HOME CINEMA, HYBRIX, I Logo, i.link, IE & Device, INDEXTRON, INFOMAN, INTEGRA, IT'S A SONY, JOG DIAL, JOYFUL, JUMBOTRON, KEYFRAME-LINK, KIRARA BASSO, L LEGACY, La Voce, L'AMUSE, LAPIS, LASERMAX, LEGACY, LIBERTY, M Logo, MAGIC CHANGER, MAGIC LINK, MAGIC NOTES, MAGNESCALE, make.believe, MASTER SOUND, MASTERSHOP, MASTERSOUND, MAVICA, MAVIGRAPH, MAVIPAK, MD LINK, MD LINK PLUS & Arrow Device, MD WALKMAN, MDD & Device, MEDIA PAL, MEGA BASS, MELF, MEMORICH, MEMORY STICK, MEMOTCH, METAL SERVO, METALSERVO, MICROWORLD, MILLENNIA, MINIDISC WALKMAN, MMCD, MURMUR, MUSIC NOTE Device, Music Notes on Quaver device, MUSICA & Music Note Device, Musical Instruments Device, MY FIRST SONY, MY SONY, MY SONY logo, NETMAN, NEWS, NEWSMAKER, NT & Device, NUDE, O & Camera Device, ODYSSEY, OKEH, ORIOLE, Ovals device, PALM TOP & Device, PALMTOP, Pela Pela, PIXY, PLASMATRON, PLAY T.V., PLAYSTATION, POCKETSTATION, PORTRAIT, POWERLINE & P Device, PRESH, PRISM, PRO DAT PLUS, PROFEEL, PROSOUND, PS, PS & Device, PYXIS, QUARTER L, QUATTRO, RAD Range, REDISC, REPEAT LEARNING SYSTEM, ROGER, S Logo, S3 Logo, SBM, SCENA, SCOOPMAN, SCREENERS, SD, SDDS, SDDS SONY DYNAMIC DIGITAL SOUND, SdevTC, SDT SONY & Device, SEARCHMAN, SECUTIVE, SERVMAN, SHOT BOX, SMV & Device, SODA & Soda Bottle Device, SONAHAWK, SO-NET, SO-NET & Device, SONETT, SONOPTOR, SONY, SONY BASIC / 1, SONY BROADWAY, SONY CENTER AM POTSDAMER PLATZ & Device, SONY CINEMATIC, SONY CLASSICAL, SONY CLASSICAL FILM & VIDEO & Film Device, SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT & S Device, SONY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING, SONY I-FILE, SONY KID'S VIDEO & Device, SONY MANAGEMENT GAME, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, SONY TAPE, SONY TAPE PRO- SHOP & Cassette Device, SONY VIDEO 8, SONY WONDER, SOUND SCOPE, SPOT-O- MARC, STAMINA, STARWOOD, STEADY SHOT, STRAC, SUPER BIT MAPPING, SUPER MIX, SUPER SLIDE, SUPER TRINITRON, SUPERBRIX, SWEEPSTATION, Sxnet, TEKMAN, TELEDISC ENTERTAINMENT, THE GOSPEL SPIRIT, THIS IS IT ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT, Thumbs-up Device, TIME TRIP, Treble Clef Device, Triangle, Circle, Cross & Rectangle Logo, Trident Device, TRINICON, TRINITRON, TRINITY, TV1 TV1 TV1 & Device, U-CEIVER, U-MATIC, UNILINK, V, VAIO, VIEWTOPIA, VIRTUOSO, VisionArt, VISIONTOUCH, VISUALTOUCH, VIVARTE, VL Logo, VOICE OF JAPAN, WALKMAN, WALKMAN & Runner device, WALKMAN WORLD, WATCHCAM, WATCHMAN, WEBMAN, WEGA, WILD ARMS, WONDER, WORK, WORLD BAND, X-SIGHT, YAROZE, YPPY Logo.
1. By placing an order ("Order") on this site ("Site") you are making an offer to Sony New Zealand Limited (Companies Office no. 533502) ("Sony") to purchase the products listed in your shopping cart on the Site at that time ("Products") upon the terms set out in these terms of sale ("Sale Terms").
2. By placing an Order you warrant that you are over the age of 18 years. Sony may reject an Order or rescind a purchase contract if it becomes aware that you are not over the age of 18 years.
3. These Sale Terms supersede any other terms relating to the sale of the Products appearing on the Site or elsewhere and shall override any other terms referred to by you or in any course of dealing. Upon acceptance of an Order, these Sale Terms constitute the entire contract between us and you for the supply of the relevant Products.
5. Sony reserves the right to accept or reject your Order for any reason, including, without limitation, an error in your Order or in the material on the Site, failure of your payment, or the unavailability of a Product. The contract to purchase a particular Product only comes into existence upon acceptance by Sony of your Order.
6. After submitting an Order, the Site will display an order summary including an order reference number and details of the Product(s) you have ordered ("Order Summary"). The Order Summary does not mean your Order has been accepted by us.
7. All Orders are subject to acceptance by Sony of your offer to purchase the Product(s). Sony will only be deemed to have accepted your offer to purchase a Product when we send you an email with your invoice confirming that your Order is on its way (a "Despatch Confirmation"). The supply contract formed by this acceptance will relate only to those Products whose despatch we have confirmed in the Despatch Confirmation. Sony will not be obliged to supply other Products which may have been part of your Order until the despatch of those Products has been confirmed in a Despatch Confirmation. Please refer to clause 18 for further terms regarding Orders delivered by instalments.
8. Sony may appoint subcontractors to supply or deliver the Products and to perform any act of Sony contemplated under these Sale Terms.
9. Products are subject to availability. In the event of shortage, Sony may allocate sales and deliveries in its sole discretion. If, for any reason, any or all of the Products you have ordered are or become unavailable or there has been an error in the price on our Site or the Online Store we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of this as soon as possible after becoming aware of it. In this case, if you have already paid for a Product we will refund you the amount paid as soon as reasonably possible.
10. Sony will only accept Orders if the delivery address is a street address in New Zealand.
11. Sony reserves the right to limit the quantity of Products purchased by you.
12. Sony may update, or discontinue any Product and / or revise prices for any Product listed as available on the Site at any time without notice to you. The price displayed at the time that you place your Order will continue to apply to you even if the price changes after you place your Order but before your Order is accepted by Sony.
13. The price of a Product shall be as stipulated on the Site at the time of placement of your Order. Unless otherwise indicated on the Site, all prices include all New Zealand taxes.
14. In addition to the price for the Products, you must also pay the listed delivery charge (if any) (“Delivery Charge”) for your Order. Any Delivery Charge will be shown in your shopping cart. By placing an Order, you agree to pay the price for the Product(s) and any Delivery Charge.
15. If you choose for your Order to be delivered to a location other than a Sony store, delivery shall be made to the address nominated in your Order ("Delivery Address"). Sony will not deliver to PO boxes or parcel lockers. Sony has the right to select the method of delivery and the carrier. Sony will be deemed to have delivered the Product(s) to you when we deliver them to the Delivery Address. Delivery may be made by instalments, at the sole option of Sony.
16. Any dates quoted by Sony or its subcontractors for delivery of the Products are estimates only and shall not form part of the Sale Terms.
17. Sony must receive full payment of the price of the Products ordered, and any other charges (including delivery or freight charges) that may apply to your Order, before they are delivered or supplied to you. You shall pay for the Products by using one of the payment methods available on the Site.
18. Where the Products are to be delivered by instalments, each instalment shall be deemed to be the subject of a separate agreement and no default or failure by Sony or its subcontractors in respect of any one or more instalments shall vitiate the contract in respect of the Products previously delivered or undelivered Products. To the fullest extent permitted by law, in the event that Sony or its subcontractors give notice to you that it is unable to deliver any instalment of the Products, you shall be deemed to have accepted those instalments already delivered but Sony or its subcontractors may reimburse the price of the undelivered Products which have been paid for by you. In addition, where Sony is unable to deliver any instalment of your Order, and this instalment relates to and is dependent on an earlier instalment of the Order (for example, an Order for a camera and compatible lens), you will be offered the option to either: (a) cancel the outstanding instalment of your Order and receive a refund for that outstanding instalment, or (b) cancel the entire Order and receive a full refund for all instalments (refund for the earlier instalment will be provided upon the earlier instalment being returned in unopened and unused condition to Sony).
19. If you fail to take delivery of the Products or any part of them when they are made available to you, or fail to provide accurate instructions, documents, licenses, consents or authorizations required to enable the Products to be delivered, Sony or its subcontractors shall be entitled, upon giving written notice to you, to store or arrange for storage of the Products, and then risk in the Products shall pass to you, delivery shall be deemed to have taken place. Sony or its subcontractors may pass on costs and expenses (including storage and insurance charges) to you.
20. Unless you notify Sony to the contrary by telephone or by the "Contact us" form within seven (7) days of delivery and such notification is confirmed in writing within seven (7) days of its receipt by Sony, the Products shall be deemed to have been accepted by you in accordance with the Sale Terms.
21. Title and risk of loss or damage to the Products shall pass to you upon the physical delivery of the Products to the Delivery Address. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent that Products consist of software, title shall remain with the applicable licensor(s).
Returns and your rights
22. View our returns information here.
23. Consumers who acquire goods or services have a range of rights under consumer guarantees set out in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 that cannot be excluded or modified ("Consumer Guarantees"). Nothing in these Sale Terms is intended to exclude or modify the application of these Consumer Guarantees.
24. With the exception of Consumer Guarantees and any other rights that cannot by law be excluded (“Non-excludable Rights”), to the fullest extent permitted by law, Sony excludes:
(a) any term, condition or warranty that may otherwise be implied into these Sale Terms;
(b) any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of or in connection with the negligence of Sony or its agents or subcontractors;
(c) any liability for consequential loss, including in relation to any late or non-delivery of the Products or failure of those Products.
25. Contact our Sony Store team at sonystore.SANZ@sony.com or our Support Team on 0800 766 969 (NZ) or start a LIVE CHAT here to find out about options that may be available to you.
26. Products are not authorised for use as critical components in life support systems or situations where failure to perform can reasonably be expected to cause significant injury to users or others. Unless expressly stated otherwise, Sony makes no representation and gives no warranty that any Products are fit for such a purpose.
27. You agree and warrant that you are not purchasing the Products for resale or to remove components from the Products for resale. Sony shall be entitled to refuse to accept orders placed by you if Sony on reasonable grounds suspects that you will breach this warranty.
28. Please visit our Warranties page here for information about warranties that may apply to your Product. These warranties are in addition to your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
Parallel important warning
29. Sony is the authorised distributor of Sony branded computer, consumer electronic & media products in New Zealand. Recently we have observed other suppliers offering imported Sony product from overseas and selling through retail outlets, other dealerships as well as online via the Internet, etc., to New Zealand consumers.
30. Consumers should exercise care when acquiring these products. Also, from time to time we have become aware of a growing number of "copy" of "fake" Sony products being brought into New Zealand and being sold the same way as above. In particular, consumers should:
(a) Check that the product conforms with all New Zealand electrical safety standards;
(b) Check that the product conform to New Zealand RF emission & Safety standards;
(c) Check if the product incorporates a tuner ( TV's, VCR's, portable Audio, etc. ), and if so does it properly support the New Zealand frequencies & broadcast formats;
(d) Check that the seller will provide and honour the product warranty. Some products offered may not be carried by Sony New Zealand and we may be unable to help if the seller fails to honour the warranty;
(e) Check that the product is definitely a "genuine" Sony product and not a "copy" or "fake".
Updated: September 2019