Works with V-Home Service Terms (from 30 July 2019)
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Your agreement with us - V-Home Service plan by Vodafone (available for use with compatible devices purchased on the Works With website)
Your agreement is with Vodafone Limited, registered in England under number 1471587 at Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2FN. It’s made up of these V-Home Terms and the V by Vodafone Charges Guide which cover the subscription charge for the V-Home Service plans. We also encourage you to take a look at our Returns Policy which also makes up your “Agreement” with us. You can find these documents at www.vodafone.co.uk/agreementpolicies.
This agreement doesn’t cover any connected devices or apps that you may use with the V-Home Service plans (including the SmartThings Hub), all of which will be subject to additional terms (including third party legal terms, privacy policies and eligibility requirements).
JOINING US AND CHARGES
The basics. This agreement covers the terms and conditions of the V-Home Service plans that is compatible with ’Works With V-Home Service’ device purchases made on the Works With marketplace, . Please note, when you purchase a SmartThings Hub in order to use the full functionality you must take a V-Home Service plan. The V-Home Service plans are a monthly rolling contract that automatically renews. Please note you cannot take a V-Home Service plan with a SmartThings Hub that has not been purchased from Vodafone. This agreement may also be downloaded as a PDF from our V-app onto your mobile device.
Requirements. To use the V-Home Service plans you require: (i) a SmartThings or V-Home Hub purchased from Vodafone, (ii) a piece of compatible equipment (available from the Works With ‘Home’ range); (iii) internet connectivity via a LAN cable where you intend to set up your SmartThings or V-Home Hub; and (iv) a device (Android or iOS) with the V by Vodafone app installed which has internet connectivity (to receive V-Home Monitor alerts). You are not required to purchase every piece of compatible equipment that Vodafone or third parties offer, however the compatible equipment you purchase will determine which parts of the V-Home Service plan you are able to access (for example, you will not be able to use V-Home Video storage unless you have a compatible camera).
In order to pay for your V-Home Service plan you will also require either (i) a Vodafone mobile contract that supports additional charges (via charge to bill) and, if pre-pay, have sufficient credit; or (ii) a valid credit or debit card (if you do not have such a mobile contract).
Register. To register your V-Home Service plan you will need to download the V by Vodafone app and activate your V-Home Service plan via the app. At this point, (i) if you are a Vodafone mobile customer the service will be registered to your mobile telephone number (ii) if you aren’t a Vodafone mobile customer the service will be registered to your email address. You can then activate the V-Home Service plan in order to use the full features. You can cancel your V-Home Service plan from your device in the V-app (please see section below Leaving us / Suspending the services).
V-HOME SERVICE PLANS
Charging and minimum period. Your V-Home Service plan is a monthly rolling contract which auto-renews every month. This means that you will continue to receive the plan until either you cancel the agreement or we end the agreement (please see section below Leaving us / Suspending the services). Your Works with V by Vodafone Charges Guide sets out current pricing information about your plan. Your monthly plan charge will either be (i) added to your Vodafone mobile bill; or (ii) where available in respect of Pay as You Go or non-Vodafone mobile customers, charged immediately (to your debit/credit card, as applicable). The first payment will be taken as and when you activate the device (and on a monthly basis thereafter).
Payment. You’ll need to pay for all charges within 7 days of the date of your mobile bill. Payments made by Pay as You Go or non-Vodafone mobile customers will be taken automatically from the debit or credit card registered at the time of taking out the V-Home Service plan. Where VAT applies, it will be included in the charges. If you pay late, we’ll charge interest at 2% above the base rate of Barclays Bank each year and you’ll also need to pay a reasonable charge to compensate us for the administration costs incurred.
Depending on the compatible equipment you purchase, your V-Home Service plan includes the following:
V-Home Video service. To store video captured from a compatible camera, more information on the cloud storage and storage limits can be found at https://workswithv.vodafone.com/help-and-support.
V-Home Monitor. This dashboard is available through Samsung's SmartThings App (available on Android and iOS). It allows you to easily configure your compatible monitoring system from your smartphone and gives you the ability to create a bespoke monitoring experience, including how and when you receive an alert when an event is triggered (a default setting is also available).
V-Home Monitor can also be used with compatible sensors and cameras (available from our Works With marketplace) to trigger the V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant service. Please note that the V-Home Monitor must be set to "armed" or "away" mode in order for you to receive an alert when an event is triggered. If you opt to define your own custom automation, alerts from your compatible devices the Vodafone 24/7 Alarm Assistant service may not be triggered.
V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant service. This alarm assistant service is designed to reduce the risk of you missing a V-Home Monitor alert. If you fail to dismiss an alert when you receive it the V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant service will contact you with an SMS notification, followed by an automated call, notifying you of the alert after a set period of time. If the V-Home Monitor alert is not dismissed after these notifications an advisor will contact you, or your nominated trusted contact if they cannot get in touch with you. The advisor will, confirm the alert and ask whether it can be dismissed. If no contact can be made with you or your trusted contact, our advisor will make one final attempt before dismissing the alert and closing the case.
To find out more about how the V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant service and how to set it up see our V-Home FAQs at https://workswithv.vodafone.com/help-and-support. Please note, notification timings are subject to change and are dependent on network connectivity.
Trusted Contacts. During the registration process, you'll be invited to nominate up to five trusted contacts. These will be the people called by our advisors if an alert is not dismissed and you are not contactable.
You are responsible for ensuring that your nominated trusted contact is a suitable person, who you trust and think is likely to be in a position to make a decision if we cannot contact you to notify you of an alert. Trusted contacts should be at least 16 years old.
When you nominate a trusted contact they receive an SMS informing them that they have been nominated with a link providing them with more information about the V-Home Assistant Alarm service. They can opt out of being a trusted contact by contacting an advisor. For more information, simply head to our help and support section on https://workswithv.vodafone.com/help-and-support.
POINTS TO NOTE
V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant Service Limitations. The V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant service is not a replacement for any home monitoring service. You are responsible for insuring your home and belongings appropriately.
Not all V-Home Monitor alerts will trigger the V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant service. An alert will only be triggered if the event is detected by the compatible devices that are set up in the V-Home Monitor, where the V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant button is set to "armed" or "away" mode, and if the specific alert condition notification is successfully passed from the SmartThings Cloud to Vodafone.
To fully benefit from the V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant service, you must provide an up-to-date mobile contact number for yourself and any nominated trusted contacts. You are responsible for ensuring that these contact details are up-to-date. If you do not, then you will continue to be charged for the V-Home Service plan, but the V-Home 24/7 Alarm Assistant service functionality will be severely limited (i.e. you will not receive SMS alerts or calls from a customer advisor when an event is triggered).
Please note, we do not have access to any video footage from your compatible camera and therefore cannot advise whether an alert is false or genuine. We cannot contact emergency services on your behalf in any circumstances. You must ensure that you, or your nominated trusted contacts, do not endanger yourselves to verify an alert.
Viewing camera footage. An internet connection and device capable of accessing the internet is required to stream live video footage from your compatible camera or recorded video footage from the V-Home Monitor video storage. Streaming video footage will use data from any data allowance you may have. Unless you have an unlimited data allowance, usage will be charged at your provider’s standard rate once exhausted.
DURING YOUR AGREEMENT WITH US
Using the services. You’re responsible for other people that use your compatible equipment and V-Home Service plan, which are only for your personal non-commercial use. You must not use your equipment or the V-Home Service plan for any purpose we believe is abusive, illegal, fraudulent, a nuisance or for criminal activities.
Changes to your terms, services or charges. We may change the Agreement, our services, or charges at any time. We’ll tell you beforehand unless it relates to additional services/options you don’t use regularly. If we change your charges or our services or the Agreement you may have a right to end the Agreement.
Problems with our services. We’ll provide our services with reasonable skill and care. However, our services are not fault-free and are not available everywhere. There are a number of reasons why you may find problems with the services and these include weather conditions, damage to our network, the number of people using the network and so on. Please contact us if you experience a service issue and we’ll attempt to fix it.
If we have to interrupt our services for maintenance or we cause a technical fault on our network, you may be entitled to a partial credit of your subscription charges based on the number of days you are without our services. We’ll not be responsible for any loss of service due to something outside our reasonable control. To receive a partial credit of your subscription, you must report to us a severe disruption which we will assess against your typical usage history.
LEAVING US / SUSPENDING THE SERVICES
If you want to end the Agreement:
During the first 14 days. You can cancel your V-Home Service plan during the first 14 days following the date you first registered for the subscription ("Cancellation Period"). We will reimburse your subscription payment: (i) in full, provided you have not activated your device; (ii) where you have activated your device during the Cancellation Period you will be reimbursed a pro rata amount (where you activate your device this will be regarded as your request for the subscription to commence).
After the Cancellation Period You can cancel your V-Home Service plan at any time but you’ll need to give us at least 48 hours’ notice before the date your subscription is due to renew otherwise your cancellation will not be effective until the end of the following month and you will be charged for that month. Provided you have provided sufficient notice, your subscription will end at the end of the month.
Because of changes. If we, (i) increase your V-Home Service plan monthly charge; (ii) change our services or the Agreement to your material detriment, you’ll have a right to leave the Agreement. If you take no action within 30 days of us telling you about the changes, you’ll be considered to have accepted those changes.
Please note. You can cancel or terminate your V-Home Service plan via the V by Vodafone App. Simply click on the More Details button in the Service information and the click Deactivate My Plan. If you cancel or do not have an active subscription for the V-Home Service your SmartThings Hub will be locked and the functionality of any compatible equipment or devices will be greatly reduced. Once locked, you will be able to unlock your V-Home by clicking on the V-Home tile in the V by Vodafone app and following the steps to reactivate the V-Home Service.
If we want to suspend our services or end the Agreement. We may suspend our services or end the Agreement if,
(i) you don't pay any charges on time;
(ii) you don’t keep to this Agreement;
(iii) we believe your device or the services are being used in a way that we do not permit or in a way that may damage or affect the operation of our network; or
(iv) you become bankrupt or make an arrangement with creditors.
Where we end the Agreement in this way termination fees will apply.
We may need to suspend our services if asked to do so by regulators or if required by law.
We may end the Agreement if we are permanently unable to provide our services to you by giving you 30 days' written notice (for any reason).
WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION AND CONTACTING US
Fraud prevention agencies. The personal information we collect from you may be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment. For further details, explaining how the information held by fraud prevention agencies may be used please ask an advisor or visit www.vodafone.co.uk/privacy.
Contacting us and complaints. We’ll send you notices by post, voicemail, text or email. If you need to speak to us or have a complaint, please contact us on:
Phone: 191 from your Vodafone phone or 0333 3040 191 (from UK landlines or other mobiles);
Post: Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2FN; or
If it is privacy related, please see vodafone.co.uk/privacy or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we can’t fix your issue, you may
(i) ask that the matter is referred to an independent ombudsman under our Customer Complaints Code available on our website or by contacting us; or
(ii) if you have an issue with goods or services bought online you can refer to the EC Online Dispute Resolution website at http://ec.europa.eu/odr. Further information on this complaints process is available on our website at www.vodafone.co.uk/complaints
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Liability. We will not be legally responsible to you for any loss or damage that is not directly caused by us or which we could not reasonably expect at the time we entered into the Agreement with you, for example, loss of income, business, profit, savings and missed opportunities claims. We will not be legally responsible to you if we cannot provide the services because of something outside our reasonable control. Unless our negligence causes death or personal injury, there is a defect or our services are not provided with reasonable care and skill, our liability to you will not be more than £3,000 for each claim or a series of related claims. The V-Home Service plan can be used with a number of third party devices and other third party services. Vodafone is not responsible the services that you access to use third party connected devices, such as third party apps. We do not accept any liability for the use of such services nor make any guarantees as to availability of the service or the performance of third party hardware or services in conjunction with the V-Home Service plan or our network.
Transferring the Agreement. We may transfer this Agreement to anyone at any time provided doing so does not adversely impact your rights under the Agreement. You’ll need to get our permission before transferring the Agreement and the person you are transferring to will need to pass our credit check.
General. All our services which are offered as “unlimited” (or similar) must only be used for your personal and non-commercial use.
Some of the services that you access to use the V-Home Service plan are provided by separate service providers. These services may have their own legal terms, privacy policies and eligibility requirements.
Dated: 30 July 2019