General Terms and Conditions Nokia phone insurance plus August 2019
A fixed policy period of six (6), twelve (12) or twenty-four (24) months applies, depending on the product that you have selected. At the latest 3 months before the fixed period lapses, you will receive a notification of cancellation from the Insurer unless the policy was terminated earlier in accordance with the terms of this policy.
- Important information
If your Insured Equipment has been Accidentally Damaged during the policy period, Atlas Insurance PCC Limited, in respect of its Gemini Cell (‘Atlas Gemini’ or “Insurer”) will, at its discretion with due observance of the following definitions, exclusions and conditions, have your Insured Equipment repaired or replaced with Replacement Equipment with equivalent functionality. Replacement Equipment can be either new or refurbished.
- Where and when
Your Insured Equipment is covered during the whole policy period, both in Your country of residence as stated in Your policy certificate and when You temporarily take the Insured Equipment abroad.
- Definitions (in alphabetical order):
- Accessories means:
Every Accessory that was purchased together with Your Insured Equipment, with the exception of car kits, installation material, software and content downloads.
- Accidental Damage/Damage means:
Damage as a result of a sudden event that has an external effect on Your Insured Equipment resulting in fall, impact and/or moisture Damage, as a result of which your Insured Equipment no longer functions correctly and completely, including Damage caused by third parties without Your permission.
- Administrator means:
Aftersales Group B.V., a company incorporated under Dutch law with its registered office at 151 Achter de Tolbrug, 5211 SM ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The company is registered with the Dutch supervisory authority AFM (Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets) under number 12042867. The company is authorised to perform activities in The United Kingdom under the freedom to provide services and is registered with the FCA (Financial Conduct Authorities) under number 736927. The Administrator might outsource (part of Its) responsibilities to selected (local) third parties.
- HMD means:
HMD Global Oy, a Finnish mobile phone company who has exclusive rights to the Nokia brand for mobile phones.
- Insured Equipment/Equipment means:
The insured Nokia device which, based on the IMEI number or serial number, is registered as new with the Administrator within 14 days after purchase, as well as Accessories that were purchased at the same time. The Insured Equipment with associated serial number and/or associated serial number is described in Your policy schedule.
- Negligence means:
failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances.
- Snatching means:
Theft of the Insured Equipment by a Third Party, consisting of taking, without violence, the Insured Equipment in the presence of the insured, when the Insured Equipment was placed within a radius of up to 2 (two) metres of the insured.
- Pickpocketing means:
A fraudulent act committed by a Third Party, consisting of the removal of the Insured Equipment from the pocket of a bag or item of clothing worn by the insured on his body at the time of the Theft without physical violence.
- Purchase price means:
The purchase value of the Insured Equipment including VAT but excluding any discounts granted by the sales assistant, as stated on Your policy schedule.
- Replacement Equipment means:
Equipment that is paid by the Insurer to replace Your Insured Equipment. In principle, Replacement Equipment is identical to the insured’s Equipment (with the exception of colour). If identical equipment is no longer reasonably available to the Administrator, the insured person will be given Replacement Equipment that, in the opinion of the Administrator, is equivalent to the Insured Equipment registered with the Administrator. Replacement Equipment is always new or refurbished equipment.
- Terrorism means:
Any act, including but not limited to, the use of force or the threat of force, by a person or group of persons acting alone or on behalf of or in connection with any organisation or government committed to political, religious, ideological or similar purposes, with the objective of influencing a government or of frightening the population or part of the population.
- Theft or Stolen means:
The removal of Your Insured Equipment by known or unknown persons with the intention of illegally and permanently depriving You of the ownership of Your Insured Equipment.
- Third Party means:
Every other person than the insured, his/her spouse or partner, his/her ascendants or descendants, his/her representatives if the insured is a legal entity, as well as every other person who did not have permission from the insured to use the Insured Equipment.
- Unattended means:
When You, or another person older than 18 years to whom You have entrusted your Equipment, do/does not have full visibility of the Insured Equipment or are/is in a position to prevent unauthorised persons from removing your Equipment.
- You/Your/Policyholder means:
The Policyholder stated in the policy certificate, providing he/she lives in The United Kingdom and is older than 18 years.
- Virus means:
Among other things, but not limited to, Trojan Horses, Worms and any other programme or software that directly or indirectly prevents Your Insured Equipment from working properly.
- Accessories means:
- What is covered
Nokia phone insurance plus provides cover against:
- Theft preceded by forcible entry/or violence–
Your Insured Equipment and Accessories will be replaced by Replacement Equipment with equivalent functionality.
- Accidental damage –
Your Insured Equipment will be repaired or replaced by replacement equipment with equivalent functionality.
- Accessories –
Up to a maximum value of €150,00 in total for Accessories that were Damaged or Stolen at the same time as the Insured Equipment.
- Worldwide cover –
The cover also applies during a temporary stay abroad.
- Theft preceded by forcible entry/or violence–
- What is not covered
Atlas Gemini is not liable for:
- Applicable to all forms of damage
An excess fee applies based on the value of the Insured equipment:
Equipment band Excess fee < £ 250,- £ 29,- £ 251,- < £ 500 £ 49,- > £ 500,- £ 69,-
- Costs of any claim after the first successful claim If Your Period of Insurance is six (6) months or twelve (12) months and costs of any claim after the second successful claim if Your Period of Insurance Is twenty four (24) months.
- Costs incurred due to the loss of use of Your Insured Equipment, costs for reconnection, subscription costs of any kind, or any other costs than the direct costs for the repair or replacement of Your Insured Equipment.
- For loss, disappearance or Damage of the Insured Equipment as a result of Theft not preceded by forcible entry and/or (threat of) violence, or as a result of loss or embezzlement. This also includes incidents such as being left Unattended or lost, as well as if this is the result of Pickpocketing or Snatching
- Any kind of theft or loss of the Equipment.
- Damage to external data carriers, such as tapes, films, discs, DVDs, SD cards and software.
- The recovery costs of data on both internal and external data carriers.
- Costs for which the manufacturer, supplier or distributor is liable in accordance with the legal warranty obligations.
- Theft or Damage occurring during or as a result of the process of cleaning, repair, or modification without prior permission from the Administrator or during seizure or detention by order of a government agency including the police.
- Theft through looting or seizure or Damage caused directly or indirectly by:
- War, invasion, foreign hostilities (regardless of whether the war was declared or not), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or unlawfully obtained power, nationalisation, confiscation, claim, seizure or destruction by the government or a government agency;
- Ionising radiation or any form of nuclear contamination;
- Shock waves caused by aircraft or other flying objects moving at sonic or supersonic speeds;
- Terrorism, regardless of other causes or events that simultaneously or in any other order contribute to the damage.
- Theft of Insured Equipment that is not reported to the Administrator and the local police within 72 hours or as soon as reasonably possible after discovery If that period of 72 hours is not feasible for the insured. An official report has to been drawn up by the police.
- Theft from a vehicle, unless the car was fully locked, the Insured Equipment was stowed in the glove compartment or the boot and there are demonstrable traces of breaking into the vehicle.
- Theft of Insured Equipment from any room, unless this room was locked with a lock and was not freely accessible to the public at the time of Theft and there are demonstrable traces of it.
- Theft of Insured Equipment that has been left Unattended.
- Pickpocketing or Snatching.
- Theft caused by Negligence.
- Cosmetic Damage to the Insured Equipment, such as scratches and dents, that do not affect the normal functionality.
- Any repair costs incurred for the processing, repair and/or cleaning by the Insured himself/herself and/or by a repair workshop not recognised by HMD, which resulted in the loss of the insured’s right to the legal warranty.
- Damage to the Insured Equipment caused by the use of inferior parts (not new and/or not original Nokia parts) during modification and/or repair of the Insured Equipment by the insured himself/herself and/or by a repair workshop not recognised by HMDF.
- Software and defective, batteries, SIM cards and other equipment that due to their nature and use are subject to regular and rapid wear and/or deterioration;
- Any Damage to Insured Equipment that has arisen as a result of Negligence.
- Damage to Accessories unless they are Damaged by the same event that also caused the Accidental Damage to the Insured Equipment.
- Any Damage to the Insured Equipment caused by wear and tear, depreciation, insects, vermin, mould or atmospheric or climatic conditions.
- Any Damage to the Insured Equipment caused by failure to comply with the user instructions, the connection, installation and maintenance instructions as described in the manufacturer’s user manual.
- Any Damage to the Insured Equipment caused by a Virus.
- Any Damage that was caused with intent by the insured.
- Damage or loss of insured equipment following a fire.
- Applicable to all forms of damage
- Our conditions
- Policy period
A fixed policy period of six (6), twelve (12) or twenty-four (24) months applies, depending on the product that You have selected. At the latest 3 months before the fixed period lapses, You will receive a notification of cancellation from the Insurer unless the policy was terminated earlier in accordance with the terms of this policy as set out in sub-paragraph h. Provided that the total premium for the policy period has been collected by the Insurer, the insurance commences on the date that You have successfully registered for this Insurance, provided this date is no later than 14 calendar days after the purchase of the Insured Equipment in brand new condition and provided that the Insured Equipment is not Damaged or has been lost or Stolen. The start date and the fixed Period of Insurance are stated in the policy schedule.
The premium applicable to this insurance is in full and collected up front by the Insurer.
- Method of payment
Atlas Gemini may, at its sole discretion, proceed to:
- repair or replace the Insured Equipment (with Replacement Equipment) and Accessories (with a retail value of up to €150,00), or
- pay to the insured a sum of money equal to the costs that Atlas Gemini would have to incur to provide the Insured with Replacement Equipment and Accessories with functionality that reasonably comes as close as possible to the Insured Equipment, in the opinion of Atlas Gemini.
The amount paid out will never be higher than the Purchase Price.
- Careful use
You are obliged to take all reasonable precautions to protect Your Insured Equipment against Accidental Damage and keep it in a good state of repair.
- Not telling the truth
- If You have intentionally provided incorrect information or have intentionally withheld information that You should reasonably know may affect the risk assessment by the Insurer, the Insurer may decide to annul the policy while You are taking it out. If Your policy is declared null and void on these grounds, no premium refund will be made.
- If the insured has intentionally provided incorrect information or has intentionally withheld information regarding a claim reported by the insured, the Insurer may refuse the claim. Your Policy remains valid until the moment it is cancelled by one of the two parties in accordance with the provisions in these General Terms and Conditions.
- Atlas Gemini has the right to reclaim all costs incurred in connection with a claim (including investigation and collection costs) if, after payment of the claim, it still appears that the claim was in any way fraudulent.
- Atlas Gemini can notify the police, government or regulatory authorities of fraudulent acts. Atlas Gemini can also share the details of the fraudulent claims with other insurers, including by placing them on a list of fraudulent claims created by insurers to combat fraud.
- Reporting a claim
As soon as reasonably possible after discovering Accidental Damage or Theft that You think is eligible for coverage under Your policy You must:
- In the event of Theft or intentional Damage caused by a Third Party without Your consent, notify the Administrator and the police (or if You are staying abroad, the local equivalent of the police) within 72 hours or as soon as reasonably possible after discovery if that period of 72 hours is not feasible for the Insured.
- The police must prepare an official report, even if You are staying abroad, because a copy of this official report is required to assess Your claim. You can contact the administrator by calling +44-(0)207-062 9419or, if You’re calling from abroad, +44-(0)207-062 9419in the event of Accidental Damage covered by Your policy , inform the Administrator within 14 days after the discovery of the Accidental Damage or, if this is not possible, as soon as reasonably possible. You can do this by calling the Administrator on +44-(0)207-062 9419or, if You’re calling from abroad, You can do this by calling the Administrator on +44-(0)207-062 9419;
- If You do not report the Damage in accordance with the above obligations, Atlas Gemini may reduce its service to the extent of the Damage suffered by it. If Atlas Gemini can prove fraudulent intent, it will be able to refuse the full insurance performance.
- It is a condition of Atlas Gemini’s liability that payment of Your claim always take place according to the method indicated by Atlas Gemini. Your Insured Equipment must be replaced by Atlas Gemini or by a repair workshop selected by Atlas Gemini. If You do not comply with this, Atlas Gemini shall no longer be liable for performance of services.
- As soon as You report the Theft of Your Insured Equipment, Atlas Gemini is entitled to request that Your operator blacklist the Insured Equipment.
- You can be asked to fill in an application form or provide additional information about Your claim. Any lack of cooperation on Your side can delay the assessment of Your claim.
- Your age and address
You must be at least 18 years old at the time of the purchase of Your policy and live in Your country of residence as stated on Your policy certificate during the policy period.
- Changes to the insured equipment or other information
The insured must give the Administrator timely notification of changes to the information on which this policy is based, such as the address and email address of the insured. Changing the Insured Equipment is only possible if the device is a new, properly functioning and undamaged Nokia device and the change has been communicated to Atlas Gemini within 7 days after the purchase date or authorised replacement by sending an email to email@example.com. Atlas Gemini reserves the right to request that the purchase receipt of the new device or proof of replacement by a Nokia Authorised Service Partner be presented. Atlas Gemini is not liable for the costs of repairing or replacing equipment other than the registered Insured Equipment.
- Cancelling your policy
You have the right to cancel Your policy within 14 days after:
- The day that You were notified that Your policy has entered into effect or
- The day on which You received the full general terms and conditions of your policy, where this is later than the date referred to In paragraph (i).
After receipt of Your cancellation request, the already paid premium for the Policy Period after the cancellation enters into effect will be refunded.
Furthermore, the following applies:
- Your policy is automatically cancelled immediately after the fulfilment of Your first successful claim if Your Period of Insurance is six (6) months or twelve (12) months. No premiums will be refunded. The Insurer will notify You about the cancellation by e-mail.
- Your policy is automatically cancelled immediately after the fulfilment of Your second successful claim if Your Period of Insurance Is twenty-four (24) months. No premiums will be refunded. The Insurer will notify You about the cancellation by e-mail.
- Changes to your policy
Atlas Gemini may change the terms and conditions of Your policy at any time insofar as they have no material impact on the insured according to the criteria of reasonableness and fairness.
Substantial changes to the terms and conditions of Your policy, including but not limited to the premium, excess, claim procedures or right of cancellation for future policy periods, can only be implemented by Atlas Gemini after it has received Your agreement to the changed policy conditions.
In the event of substantial changes to the terms and conditions of Your policy, You have the right to cancel the policy within three (3) months after receiving the announced change. Such changes need to be announced by the Insurer at least three months before they go into effect.
If in such case You decide to cancel the policy, the Insurer will refund any premiums paid up front for the remaining period of insurance, effective from date of notification of cancellation.
- What to do if you are not satisfied with Atlas Gemini
Atlas Gemini will do everything possible to provide You with a professional and reliable service. Should You, however, have a complaint about this service, You can always report it to us. In that case we advise You to report Your complaint to Aftersales Group BV, which acts on behalf of Atlas Gemini as the policy Administrator. You can contact Aftersales Group by calling +44(0)207-062-9419., or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Aftersales Group’s postal address is:
Achter de Tolbrug 151
5211 SM ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
The Administrator will try to resolve Your complaint or problem within 24 hours. If this is not possible, the Administrator will acknowledge Your complaint within 5 working days of receipt and provide a definitive answer within 2 weeks.
In the unlikely event that the Administrator’s response is found to be unsatisfactory, the complaint can be reported to Atlas Insurance PCC Limited (Gemini Cell) at 47-50 Ta ’Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1021, Malta.
If, after involving these entities, Your complaint has still not been satisfactorily resolved, You can ask the following organisation to review the case:
Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE, tel: 08000234567 or 03001239123, email: email@example.com, website: www.financial-ombusdsman.org.uk
Referral to the Financial Ombudsman Service must be made within six months of the date of our final response. In some circumstances a complaint may not be eligible for referral to the Financial Ombudsman Service. In such cases You will receive guidance from staff at the Ombudsman about Your options, or You may wish to seek Your own professional legal advice. The Financial Ombudsman Service would expect You to have had a final response from us before they accept Your case, so please obtain this before approaching them.
The European Commission has an online dispute commission for Consumers who have a complaint about a product or service that has been purchased online. If You choose to submit Your complaint in this way, it will be forwarded to an independent complaints organisation that will ultimately handle the matter entirely online and will respond within 90 days. The internet address for this online dispute commission is: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr. Please note that this independent complaint organisation can only consider Your complaint after we have had the opportunity to arrive at a solution.
- Requirements and wishes
Your insurance meets the requirements and wishes of a person who wishes to protect his or her Insured Equipment against the risk of Accidental Damage.
- Your Insurer and the liability clause
Atlas Insurance PCC Ltd (C5601) is a company incorporated under Maltese law with its registered office at 47-50 Ta ’Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1021, Malta. Atlas Insurance PCC is authorised by the Maltese Financial Services Authority, Notabile Road, Attard BKR 3000, Malta, Tel.: +356 2144 1155, https://www.mfsa.com.mt/. Atlas Insurance PCC Limited is deemed to be authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The nature and extent of consumer protections may differ from those for firms based in the UK. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.
For this insurance, Atlas acts in respect of its Gemini Cell, a protected cell that was established within the applicable Protected Cell Company regulations and is owned by Aftersales Group BV. Atlas Insurance PCC Ltd is established at 47-50 Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1021, Malta.
Atlas can create one or more protected cells for the purpose of separating and protecting cellular assets (capital). The assets of the Gemini Cell are then protected against the liabilities and losses of the other Atlas cells and those of Atlas’s core business itself. By accepting these terms and conditions You agree:
- that You are only entitled to make a claim under this insurance; and
- that Your rights and claims arising from this policy are primarily settled from the assets of Gemini Cell that are available for settlement of claims when Your claim to Atlas Gemini is registered; and
- that only when Gemini Cell’s assets have been exhausted, Atlas non-cellular assets will be used to meet any of Gemini Cell’s liabilities; and
- that a claim cannot be made on the assets of another of Atlas’s protected Cells.
In this way, the capital of your insurer, Atlas Gemini, is protected at all times against possible shortfalls in the core activities of Atlas or at one of the other protected cells. Conversely, in the unlikely event of a shortfall at Atlas Gemini, continuity is secondarily guaranteed by the Atlas non-cellular assets.
By entering into this insurance, You acknowledge and agree that this insurance is being entered into with Atlas Gemini and that You are aware of the provisions of the PCC Regulations, which apply to Atlas Insurance PCC Limited and Gemini Cell.
You further accept and agree that this clause of the terms and conditions is to be governed and construed in accordance with Maltese law and that any disputes in connection therewith are to be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Maltese Courts. You warrant that, under applicable law, you are permitted to choose such law and forum to govern this clause of the insurance. Your agreement to have this clause governed by Maltese law and subject to the jurisdiction of the Maltese Courts and Your representation that it is permitted under applicable law to choose such law to govern this clause is a material reason why Atlas Gemini has agreed to enter into this insurance.
All communication between You and Atlas Gemini and/or the Administrator on the one hand is conducted through the email address or postal address provided by You during the registration of the policy. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and our telephone number is +44-(0)207-062 9419.
- Protection of your personal data
Atlas Gemini is the Data Controller of your personal data that is stored by us. Atlas Gemini and the Administrator (Us) will only use the information provided by You for the creation of Your policy and possibly during the reporting of a claim for policy administration, customer service, claims and fraud prevention, including the possible transmission of Your data to other insurers and regulatory authorities and to verify Your data on the basis of data from third parties to which we have legal access. For these purposes we may disclose data to our subsidiaries, service providers, agents and suppliers.
You hereby confirm that all data from a third person that you may have provided to us in connection with the registration and execution of your policy has been provided with the consent of this third person. You also agree to receive communications regarding the protection of this data from Atlas Gemini on behalf of this third person.
We only store Your data for the period required to fulfil all our obligations arising from this policy, unless a longer retention period is legally required.
- Which laws apply and which courts are competent
The laws of The United Kingdom apply to this policy and disputes relating to the rights arising from the policy are submitted to the UK courts and tribunals, with the exception of that which is described in Article l. If a dispute arises regarding the protected cell construction of Atlas, then Maltese law applies.
This policy is underwritten by Atlas Insurance PCC Ltd, acting from its Gemini Cell Company. Atlas Insurance PCC Ltd is a company incorporated under Maltese law with its registered office at 47-50 Ta ’Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1021, Malta. Atlas Insurance PCC is authorised by the Maltese Financial Services Authority, Notabile Road, tt’Attard BKR 3000, Malta, Tel.: +356 2144 1155, https://www.mfsa.com.mt/ (C5601).
- Policy period