Updated February 13, 2017
Here’s the gist of the warranty, without all the legal jargon:
First year or 50,000 splices
Mosaic provides a manufacturer's limited warranty to cover material and workmanship defects in Palette for the first year or 50,000 splices (whichever comes first). If you find something wrong with the material or in the workmanship of your Palette in the first year or 50,000 splices of you receiving your Palette, we’ll send you the parts and clear instructions you need to fix your Palette, and we’ll cover the cost of parts and shipping for these issues.
Beyond 1 year or 50,000 splices
If there is something wrong with your Palette beyond 1 year or 50,000 splices of you receiving your Palette, we’ll make reasonable attempts to work with you to fix it. We want you to love printing with Palette as much as we do, and if there are reasonable steps that we can take to help, rest assured that we will endeavor to take these steps.
Please don’t feed Palette a glass of milk. Palette has lactose intolerance.
If you launch Palette in a catapult, test Palette’s buoyancy in a pool, use Palette to prop up a vehicle during a tire change, or feed Palette spaghetti -- well, you might be able to make some hilarious videos, but as far as warranties go, we ain’t honoring them! We won’t honor warranty claims that result from using Palette for activities that are not in line with its intended uses (no matter how funny they may be).
We also don’t cover unapproved modifications to Palette
We’re inspired to help make 3D printing tech better every day by makers, tinkerers, artists, engineers, and all those who see their craft as more than just work. We know that many of these lifelong learners love taking things apart, modifying them, and putting them back together -- we love to do these things too. However, Palette is a very precisely tuned system; the slightest modifications to its systems can drastically affect its performance -- especially the quality of its splices (have a look at the challenges encountered while manufacturing Palette’s drive systems to pass our QC tests: new highly-tunable drive systems, challenges with splices, drive systems & splicing failures, drive quality control). The point of all this is to say: please email us before making any modifications to your Palette, or you will void your Palette’s warranty. We’ll either (1) say yes, go ahead and make that modification, or (2) provide you with reasons why that modification might not be a good idea, including voiding your warranty.
Other stuff to keep in mind
(1) Please keep the receipt (or email confirmation) from your Palette purchase.
(2) The warranty applies to the person or party who buys a Palette directly from Mosaic or from an authorized Palette reseller. This warranty is not transferable.
If you have any questions, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, here’s the actual legal warranty we are providing:
This Limited Warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of Palette V1.0 (“Palette” or “Palettes”) products purchased from Mosaic Manufacturing Ltd. (“Mosaic”, “we”, or “us”) or by an authorized Palette reseller or distributor (“Authorized Party”). This Limited Warranty applies only to Palettes sold within the period during which this Limited Warranty is in effect. Mosaic reserves the right to modify this Limited Warranty at any time.
A. WARRANTY: Mosaic represents and warrants to the first End-User purchaser of Palette that the Palette shall materially conform to Mosaic’s published specifications in Palette’s user manual, subject to the terms and conditions below. This warranty is not transferable.
B. FOR A WARRANTY CLAIM TO BE VALID:
i. notification must be given to Mosaic before the end of the Warranty Period, as defined below;
ii. the End-User must make reasonable efforts to communicate information requested by Mosaic for purposes of troubleshooting and discovering possible causes of failure;
iii. it must be substantiated with the original proof of purchase from Mosaic or an Authorized Party, including a receipt bearing the date, price and place of purchase, and the serial number of the Palette(s).
C. CLAIM HANDLING:
i. during the warranty period, Mosaic or an Authorized Party, at Mosaic's option, will either (1) send parts and clear English instructions needed to fix the non-conforming Palette (or part(s) of Palette) in a commercially reasonable time, or (2) repair or replace the non-conforming Palette, or part(s) of Palette in a commercially reasonable time;
ii. Mosaic shall bear the costs of repair and/or replacement and associated shipping costs, provided that the return is authorized via an RMA number and that return instructions are followed;
iii. replacement parts or Palette(s) will either be new or refurbished and will be provided on an exchange basis. If defective parts or Palette(s) are not returned, Mosaic may bill for these unreturned parts or Palette(s).
D. WARRANTY PERIOD: Whichever comes first:
i. One (1) year from the date a Palette is first delivered to the End-User purchaser after being purchased from us or an authorized Palette reseller, or
ii. Until a Palette has completed 50,000 splices.
(You can see the # of splices your Palette has completed by powering on your Palette > Diagnostics > 2nd Screen > "Splices".)
E. EXCLUSIONS: This warranty is not applicable to cases other than defects in material, design, and workmanship. The warranty does not cover alleged Palette failure, or damages arising from Palette failure, that may have been caused in part or whole by:
i. improper handling during shipping;
ii. normal wear and tear in Palette’s use;
iii. unusual physical or electrical stress;
iv. parts installed or altered that were not certified or approved by Mosaic;
v. improper, incorrect, and/or unauthorized modifications, alterations, or repair;
vi. abuse or misuse, including but not limited to the failure to use Palette for its intended purposes or in accordance with Mosaic’s instructions on usage and maintenance;
vii. failure due to incorrect assembly, installation, or use not consistent with the instructions (including safety and standards discussed in Palette’s user manual);
viii. accidents, Acts of God, lightning, fire, water, improper ventilation, electrical surges, or causes beyond Mosaic’s control.
MOSAIC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OBJECTS, OR THE APPLICATION OR USE OF OBJECTS, ARISING OR CREATED FROM USE OF PALETTE.
F. HOW TO MAKE A WARRANTY CLAIM: Please contact Mosaic by email at email@example.com and include:
(1) any information that can help us diagnose any issues,
(2) your Palette's serial number, and
(3) proof of purchase (an order confirmation email, or a picture of your receipt).
You may also be asked to include a picture of your Palette's diagnostics (which can be accessed by turning on your Palette, and navigating to Diagnostics).
G. LIMITATIONS/DISCLAIMERS: THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE END-USER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AGAINST MOSAIC WHERE PERMITTED BY LAW. EXCEPT FOR THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, MOSAIC MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE, WITH REGARD TO PALETTE’S PERFORMANCE. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED. MOSAIC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, COLLATERAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF USE OR LOSS OF PROFITS, EVEN IF MOSAIC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH CLAIMS OR DAMAGES.
H. STATUTORY LAWS. *
i. SOME COUNTRIES, STATES, PROVINCES, OR REGIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF REMEDIES OR OF INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR THE APPLICABLE TIME PERIODS, SO THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY;
ii. THIS WARRANTY IS SUBJECT TO THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS APPLICABLE IN THE JURISDICTION OF PURCHASE THAT CANNOT BE DEROGATED FROM BY PRIVATE AGREEMENT OR WHICH MAY PROHIBIT THE APPLICATION OF ANY PROVISION OR STIPULATION HEREIN. TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY STIPULATION OR PROVISION IS SO PROHIBITED IT: I) SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS IF IT HAD BEEN OMITTED FROM THIS WARRANTY; (II) WILL NOT AFFECT THE LEGALITY, VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THAT PROVISION IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION; AND (III) THE REMAINING TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THIS WARRANTY SHALL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
(*) European Consumer Centres provide information on EU-wide consumer laws as well as consumer laws for specific countries: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/ecc/