Warranty and Policies

ADK (ADK MEDIA LLC) Policy & Warranty Terms:

Please read, by ordering from ADK you are agreeing to the following.

By ordering from us either thru phone, web, email, live chat, in-store, or any other way you are agreeing to these terms.

Desktop System Warranty (US Only/ System Components Only)
No matter which warranty you have chosen we have a 30 day lemon clause. It is our goal to provide to you a fully functional turn-key experience. If your system is not functioning correctly within the first 30 days following delivery we will remedy the issue at our expense, including shipping. Before any return for repair, RMA can be given you will be required to assist us in troubleshooting over the phone. Sometimes, depending on the situation, we may pay a local company to repair your system (This is the exception and not the norm). Returns are not accepted without the issuance of an RMA number.

Our base warranty is 1 year parts and labor with lifetime tech support (See Support for what that includes). An upgrade is available to provide this service for two or three years and would be listed as a "2 Year Parts and Labor Warranty" or "3 Year Parts and Labor Warranty". This warranty applies to computer system components only. Under this, we will replace or repair any faulty component for the given warranty period with no charge made for said component or the required labor. In some instances, specifically in the case of special order components and non-standard computer components (May include but is not limited to: high end graphics cards, video monitors, EOL [End of Life] components, and any other non-standard system component), we may require that the component go back to the original manufacturer for repair, unless within thirty days of delivery. This may be done through us, or we will assist the customer to complete the repair through the manufacturer, as in some cases this will be more expedient. For components that are standard for most of our systems, we will, when possible, ship you a component from our warehouse, or in some instances have a component drop-shipped direct from one of our vendors. It is expected that the customer will return the bad component to us before we will ship the replacement component, with an exception given during the first 30 days after delivery. We may, at our discretion, provide a cross-ship of the replacement component (Ship the replacement before receiving the bad component). In these instances, the customer may be required to provide a valid credit card number, which will be charged for our retail cost of the replacement item unless the broken component is returned to us in fewer than two weeks from the arrival of the replacement. Failure to pay charges for missing returned components may result in cancellation of customers warranty and support services. When replacing system components we reserve the right to use re-manufactured components and to, when circumstance dictates, send a component of a different model and/or brand so long as it is an equivalent in both performance and value.

Under our standard warranty, all shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer once the system is outside of our 30 day policy. This shipping cost includes any components shipped out from or returned to us, as well as any instance where the system may have to be returned to us and then shipped back to the customer. If we are shipping a component or system out from our location we will bill you for the shipment prior to shipping. In the event that a system needs to come back to us, we can use our shipping account to schedule the system for pickup and have it delivered to our location, billing for the shipment before the return of the system. With the shipping volume that we do this usually allows for a lower cost to you, the customer. In the event that we are using our account for the return of the system, we will bill the customer for incoming and outgoing shipping before the product ships from our location. On any return shipment to ADK the customer is also responsible for any insurance and the packaging of the contents of the shipment. If the customer does not ensure the package and it is lost or broken, it is the customer's responsibility to file the damage claim with the shipping company. We reserve the right to charge the customer for any physically damaged or missing parts that are being returned to us for the coverage of our warranty. If we have arranged a shipment for the customer and the component is improperly packed, we also reserve the right to charge the customer for costs incurred to us with the shipment including replacement of said component(s). The best solution to the packaging issue is for the customer to keep as much of the original packaging as possible, especially for the computer.

Express Shipping Warranty (US Only) Our Express Shipping Warranty provides the same parts and labor coverage as our standard warranty. Under this warranty, we will cover shipping in both directions for both the computer and any components for the time period specified (one or two years). All Returns require an RMA number. We will cover shipping costs to provide delivery to and from our location in no more than three business days (Method used, whether ground or air, will be based on the shippers estimated delivery date). In the event that we are arranging pickup, the customer is still responsible for properly packaging the items being sent back. PLEASE SAVE YOUR PACKAGING.
We reserve the right to charge the customer for costs incurred due to improper packaging. In the event that air shipping is used, the customer generally will have to fill out an airbill which will be provided by the pickup driver. The customer MUST select Three Day Air shipping (with FedEx, it is called Express Saver). If a customer selects anything other than this they are responsible for the cost of the shipment, and their product(s) will not be returned until this amount is paid in full. When we are scheduling a pickup, the customer is expected to make a reasonable effort to accommodate the scheduling of said pickup. In the event that other options are needed, we may modify this policy at our discretion. In the event that a faster shipping turnaround is requested, the customer will be responsible for the difference between the requested method and that which would normally be used as a condition of this warranty option. In most cases where we cross ship components under the express warranty, we will provide a return label in the package. In the event that we are not able to do this, we will make other arrangements to provide for the transportation. We may also, at our discretion, drop ship a component from one of our vendors via ground shipping, so long as it is expected to arrive within the standard time period. Return of parts replaced in this manner is still required, and return shipping arrangements will be made at the time of RMA.

International Warranty (System Components Only) The only warranty available for international orders will be One Year Parts and Labor with Lifetime Support. Under this, we will replace or repair any faulty component for the given warranty period with no charge made for said component or the required labor. In some instances, specifically in the case of special order components and non-standard computer components (May include but is not limited to: high-end graphics cards, video monitors, EOL [End of Life] components, and any other non-standard system component), we may require that the component go back to the original manufacturer for repair (Unless within thirty days of delivery). We DO NOT cover any shipping for any international order except in the case of shipping damage which will be handled under our shipping damage policy. We will ship replacement components under the customer's direction via their chosen service. In the case of the US Postal Service, we assume no liability for any lost or damaged component. Any replaced component must be returned to us by the customer within 30 days. Any components not returned are subject to a charge to the customer, and any unpaid charges for missing components may result in termination of customers warranty and support policy. In the event of any international warranty shipments, we will not be held responsible for any duties or taxes incurred for the shipment. We will always make our best effort to prevent this by listing replacement components as being for warranty service. We do our best to prevent customs issues, and rarely have a problem with this in most international locations.

Laptop Warranty
Laptop warranties will vary depending upon what is available for the given shell from the shell manufacturer. The warranty for the shell will be entirely based upon what is given by that shell's manufacturer. The shell may include, but is not limited to, the plastic casing, Motherboard, LCD, as well as all I/O jacks associated with it. Service for these components ALWAYS requires a return to the shell manufacturer. Any warranty service for the shell and it's associated components made through us will be shipped back to the manufacturer using ground shipping. Any additional shipping options are the customer's responsibility. We may, in some cases and at our discretion, arrange for the laptop to go direct to the shell manufacturer from the customer for repair. This will be entirely at our discretion. The battery and power supply are also covered under warranty by the shell manufacturer, and any service for these items differs to them. Batteries are generally warrantied for 6 months. User serviceable components will be covered under the same policies as our standard desktop systems for the period of time for which a warranty is purchased. No shipping will be covered. All laptop warranties have lifetime support.

Non-System Hardware Warranty
We will warrant any non-system hardware (Audio interfaces, DSP cards, other audio hardware, video hardware, etc.) for 30 days from delivery. Beyond this, all warranty for non-computer system components will refer directly to the component manufacturer for warranty. We will provide assistance to the customer to set up warranties with these manufacturers during their system warranty period, but we will in no way be responsible for the manufacturer's actions or inaction.

Before any return of any nature can be made, an RMA number must be issued. The customer must contact us to have said number issued. The customer must be willing to troubleshoot their system with our tech support team before an RMA will be issued. Technical support may be provided via telephone and email. Failure to troubleshoot the system with support may result in additional charges for return of systems or components and may lead to discontinuing of warranty services. If a customer insists upon the return of a so-called faulty component without the approval of ADK and it is found not to be bad, the customer will be charged for any new component they have received as well as any shipping charges incurred to ADK.

Shipping Damage
ADK will be responsible for any loss or damage incurred to any package that we ship via our approved carrier on our account. We will, at our expense, repair or replace any damaged or lost items, so long as the Shipping Damage Policy is not violated. There are instances where we will, at the direction of a customer, ship in ways other than our approved shipping method, but we will not be responsible in any way for any loss or damage that may occur during shipment. Products damaged in shipping must be reported to us within 48 hours of receipt. All shipping carriers have a very strict time limit for such reporting, and if we are not made aware of the damage within the time frame allowed by the shipper, we will not be able to process the damage claim. Damaged products reported to us in the proper time frame will be picked up and repaired/replaced by us, with no cost to you. We may choose to have it repaired at a local computer store, at our discretion. Damaged Computers do not constitute a refund, therefore we will fix or replace the damaged system at our discretion. Rush fees will not be refunded due to damage in shipping. If a customer believes that their system has been damaged, they must call us in accordance to the time frame of this policy. Before any arrangements can be made for return, the customer must go through our standard RMA process to attempt to remedy the damage in the quickest manner possible. Before a system can come back to ADK because of damage, it must be approved by ADK's tech support department. Due to the nature of carrier claims departments, all of the carrier's policies must be followed to ensure that the claim is paid. This may specifically include waiting on the carrier to inspect a damaged package. In many cases, it also means that a package shipped ground must be returned via ground shipping. This means that we are unable to expedite that specific shipping process for any price, as doing so may void the coverage of any shipping damage by the carrier and ADK. Any deviation by the customer from the carriers claims policy may result in non-coverage of the damage claim.

Lifetime Tech Support **
As long as you own your ADK system (or hardware/software you bought from us) you have access to lifetime tech support**. Support is offered via phone and email.  Hours of operation for support are currently Monday through Friday, 11am to 7pm EST. We can be flexible to offer support at other times, by appointment only. Our support is intended to make sure that your system is fully functional with your hardware and software that we support. There are instances where we do not support certain software/ hardware, as we know that it does not work. The customer is responsible for informing us of the hardware/ software they intend to use. There are also instances of where we will only support hardware if it is sent to us for installation. If a customer does not wish to take advantage of these services at our recommendation, we may not be able to ensure that all software/ hardware are going to be fully functional. ADK also maintains a very strict policy regarding pirated software. We will in no way support or install any pirated software at any time. Any system that is sent to us for repair or warranty service with pirated software will be subject to deletion of said software, or possible full restoration of system image to factory defaults. While we will assist customers to make sure that all hardware/ software is fully functional, it is not ADK's responsibility to teach the customer to use their software/ hardware. All software/ hardware use questions should be directed to the manufacturer. ADK reserves the right to revoke a customer's access to lifetime tech support** for abuse of this policy. Reasons for this revocation may include but are not limited to excessive questions as to the use of software not related to functionality as mentioned above, Refusal to follow directions that remedy the issue, as well as consistently repeating the same actions that are causing an issue when instructed not to by ADK.
** Lifetime support is predicated on the duration of the business relationship as long as ADK remains in business.

Accounting and Other Legal

Accounting Policy
All orders (Except for Net Terms) must be paid up front in full. On system orders we may, at our discretion, allow for 60% payment up front with the balance due before we ship. International orders require full payment be made via wire transfer before the order is processed. All returned checks will incur a $25 fee. Net Terms will be extended ONLY to the government, educational, other resellers, large corporate accounts, and some large nonprofits. Net terms shall be issued entirely at our discretion. ADK DOES NOT OFFER COD. Financing is not currently available through ADK. There are currently other external payment and leasing options available. Please contact ADK for details.

Loss of Data or Income
ADK is not liable for any loss of data for any reason. Please make sure to back up your information as this is the best way to protect your work. ADK also will not be liable in any way for any loss of income or clients due to the use of our products or any other reason.

By ordering from us either through phone, web, email, live chat, in-store, or any other way you are agreeing to these terms. Any and all legal disputes will have a venue of Campbell County, KY.



Shipping & Returns

ADK Return Policy

System Refunds
All systems have a 30 day money back guarantee. If you are not happy with your system you may return it at any point within 30 days of receipt for a refund minus 15% restock fee, shipping, and opened or custom software (This includes Windows. Once it is installed, it belongs to the customer). The customer is responsible for return shipping. There are no exceptions to this including shipping damage. ADK reserves the right to hold the refund on non-stock and special order items until we are able to sell these items. In situations where the subsystem platform has just changed (ex: CPU socket or series) the restock fee will be increased to 25% in addition to previously mentioned non-refundable items. All returns must be in new condition or else additional charges may apply.

Special Order and Non-Returnable Products

Products such as boxed or downloadable software, personal items (such as in-ear monitors, etc), and items which are not normally stocked ("Special Orders", b-stock, refurbs, custom built, discontinued products, close-outs, used products, etc.) are not returnable or refundable. We will assist in the manufacturer's warranty( where applicable) when processing of any defective hardware for one year.

Opened software is non-refundable. If we are building a system and begin installation of purchased software, it is not refundable. Custom order software is non-refundable. Digital licenses or downloaded licenses (Waves, Adobe, some upgrades) are non-refundable. Vienna Full Libraries are non-refundable. No refund on registered iLocks. Returns on unopened software will be handled on a case by case basis.

All audio hardware and gear have a 30 day return policy. There is no restocking fee for returned audio hardware, but the customer is responsible for shipping both directions, even if the original shipment was free. Returns must be in the complete and original packaging with all accessories and complete documentation (Owner's Manual, warranty card, quick start guides etc.), show no signs of wear or use, and include an RMA number or be subject to a restocking fee. 

Canceled System Orders
Canceled systems that have not been built will receive a full refund. If the system has been built into a case then a $50 dis-assembly fee may be charged. If a non-standard item has been opened and used in the build we may not refund that item cost until sold.