Remote Support Terms and Conditions

I (Client) agree to pay Computer Technical Solutions (CTS) to repair, analyse and troubleshoot my computer hardware at a rate of £60 plus VAT per hour. Minimum charge is £30 plus VAT. Time will be billed to the next nearest ¼ hour.

Payment is due prior to the remote call/workshop/house visit.

  • Payment of one hour or more may be secured using a credit card pre-authorized using Paypal prior to the support call. You will see this as a charge on your credit card, but payment has not been completed until after the call is over.
  • Computer Technical Solutions does accept checks; these must be pre-approved. No appointments will be booked without a check or another form of payment. Please send checks to the offices of Computer Technical Solutions.
  • Cash is welcome for in-store or home visits only.
  • Billing starts at the time of the appointment. Missed/cancelled appointments will be billed one full hour if not cancelled within 24 hours.

Although CTS will endeavour to conduct all activities in a timely manner, I understand that troubleshooting issues may be a time-consuming process and agree to pay CTS for troubleshooting time as necessary. If CTS is requested to conduct further research on a specific issue, Client will not be billed for research time off-site, but will be billed for research time while at Client’s site/computer. CTS reserves the right to recommend another IT company if the troubleshooting requires the assistance of another IT company to assist. Client will contract with the other IT company separately.

Computer Technical Solutions will install any free programs that you grant permission/ask  us to install, while we always try to do our best with the installations, some free programs do not work on all computer systems. If we install a free program for you and you have problems with it, we will uninstall it, but will not give continued free support on the product. Regular bill rates apply.

I also certify that I will indemnify and hold harmless CTS for any and all data or software that may be lost or erased, as well as for any consequence of the erasure or loss of that data or software. Although CTS will take every precaution to preserve all data and software on the computer, I acknowledge that occasionally data loss will occur and/or software operation may be compromised. If I require training in backup methods and procedures, CTS will provide that training to me at an additional rate of $90 per hour. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless CTS for any and all hardware or software malfunctions or accidents that may occur before, during or after work is performed on Client’s computer, and for any results thereof.

Virus Removals: I also certify that I will indemnify and hold harmless  and will pay for added support to CTS for any software repairs necessary after a virus has been detected and removed off a computer. Viruses in a computer can cause many problems, we cannot control what or how the virus affected the computer before our removal.

We have a 30 day guarantee on our virus/malware removals. If within 30 days you suspect you have an instance returning, please call us immediately. If after 30 days and you have a returned infection, we will discuss what AV products you purchased and decide on the best level of support. There is no guarantee or warranty that a virus will never get through any product either purchase by Computer Technical Solutions or any other brand you buy online or off the shelf.

Confidentiality Agreement: Any private information stored on your computer or viewed by our computer repair technicians during a remote support call will be held confidential unless required by law. Due to the requirements of the repair, if approved by you, the client…we will back up your data to insure it’s integrity. This is done to ensure that a customer has all the files they need when a computer is returned after a restore. During a remote support call, the data is always backed up to the clients computer or external hard drive. We do not back up the data on Computer Technical Solutions servers.   If requested, we will destroy any copies of your data immediately after the repair is complete. If requested, we will hold your data for 30 days. Any private or personal information provided to Computer Technical Solutions will be kept confidential.