1. Definitions and Interpretation
1.1 In these terms and conditions the following words have the meanings given:-
“Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a bank or public holiday in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland;
“Contract” means a contract for the purchase by the Customer of Products or Services from Academia incorporating these terms and conditions and arising from the acceptance by Academia of an Order;
CTO: Configure To Order, a custom built machine.
“Customer” means the person, organisation or company ordering Products or Services;
DOA: Dead On Arrival means item did not work when received by the buyer.
ERMA: Electronic Returned Materials Authorisation is the electronic version of a RMA.
“Delivery” means when possession or control of the Products is offered or transferred to the Customer or its agent or upon delivery by Academia or its agent to an address given by the Customer;
“Group” means in relation to any that company and every other company which for the time being is a subsidiary or holding company (as defined in the Companies Act 1985) of that company or subsidiary of such holding company;
“Hardware” means any computer hardware, networking equipment, or peripheral products supplied by Academia to the Customer but not including any consumables;
“Intellectual Property Rights” means copyright, patent, trademark, service marks, registered designs, sui generis rights, know-how, confidential information, trade or business names or other similar rights together with applications for any of the foregoing;
“Licence Agreement” means any licence agreement relating to use of the Software; “Order” means any written order for Products, or Products and Services, received by Academia from the Customer;
“Product” means the Hardware and/or Software ordered by the Customer from Academia from time to time;
“Academia” means Academia Ltd or any of its subsidiaries or any such other company as Academia Ltd may appoint as sub-contractor to provide the Services to the Customer;
“Services” means any consultancy, training, configuration or installation services provided by Academia in conjunction with, or without, the supply of Products;
“Software” means any computer software supplied by Academia, whether embodied in ROM, RAM, firmware or on disk, tape or other media.
“Vendor” means any original provider of Hardware offered by Academia.
1.2 All other words and expressions are to be given their normal English meaning taken in the context of the Contract. Any dispute as to the meaning of a word is to be settled by reference to the Oxford English Dictionary.
1.3 Any reference to a clause shall mean a clause of these terms and conditions unless otherwise stated.
1.4 The use of headings in these terms and conditions shall be for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of these terms and conditions.
1.5 Reference to any statute or statutory provision or any other regulation includes any provision which subsequently supersedes it or re-enacts it (whether with or without modification).