Freshman/Sophomore Terms and Conditions
Laptop Terms and Conditions of Use
I understand that I DO NOT OWN THE EQUIPMENT; I have a “license” to use it only. I AM REQUIRED TO RETURN THE EQUIPMENT TO THE UNIVERSITY AS DESCRIBED BELOW. I shall not permit any other person to possess or use this equipment. Commercial use of this equipment is prohibited.
1. I understand that I am only authorized to keep the laptop during the winter and summer breaks if I am registered as a full time student for the following semester. If I fail to pre-register, I understand that I must return my laptop to the Asset Management Office in Corrigan Hall within 24 hours of my last final exam for that semester. I understand that I will not be issued a replacement laptop until I am registered as a full time student. Failure to return the laptop immediately will result in the actions described in item #4.
2. I understand that the equipment must be returned immediately if there is any change in my status as a student in good standing at the University. These changes in status include, but are not limited to, withdrawal (official or unofficial) with or without intention to return at a later date, non-registration for a semester with or without intention to return at a later date, leave of absence, transfer or a reduction to part time status. Failure to return the laptop immediately will result in the actions described in item #4.
3. I understand that upon graduation, I may be eligible to keep this laptop as a participant of the Mobile Computing Program for at least 4 semesters. I will be required to buy out the remaining market value of the laptop if I desire to keep the laptop at graduation with less than 4 semesters of participation. Eligibility of ownership is contingent upon the length of participation in the Mobile Computing Program and completion of the Transfer of Ownership document.
4. If I fail to return the equipment by the due date indicated in item #1, or item #2, whichever applies, I understand that I will be assessed a non-refundable buy-out fee for the full replacement cost of the equipment and that I may be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability. This fee can be appealed within 10 business days after the charge was placed on the account. All decisions made by the Appeal Board are final.
5. I understand that University email is the official form of all communication during my participation in the Mobile Computing Program. If I need to communicate with PCSS, I will directly communicate with the department without sending anyone on my behalf. The university reserves the right to refuse service to a relative or friend.
6. It is my responsibility to ensure that all contact information and personal data is accurate and up to date during the period of the license agreement or until the equipment is returned to the university. I alone am liable for any issues concerning miscommunication due to inaccurate contact information and personal data.
7. I understand that if I plan to study abroad, it is my responsibility to notify the Asset Management Office located in Corrigan Hall prior to leaving for my semester(s) abroad.
8. I understand that I do not own this equipment and that it is the property of Seton Hall University. I must not personalize the equipment with stickers, graffiti or any other type markings as it may be issued to someone else in the future.
9. I am responsible for loss or theft of the equipment. I understand that I will be charged a replacement fee for any lost or stolen equipment up to $1,000 per incident.
10. I understand that any incidents of loss or theft must be reported to the University Public Safety and Security Office as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours after the incident. If the incident occurs off-campus, it is my responsibility to also report it to the local police department and get a copy of the report. It is also my responsibility to deliver copies of these reports to the Asset Management Office in Corrigan Hall and to pick up my replacement laptop.
11. I am responsible for any non-warranty, accidental damage to the equipment. I understand I will be charged a deductible up to $125.00 per incident for any non-warranty, accidental damage to the equipment. The amount charged per incident will depend on the cost of the parts needed to repair the equipment but will not exceed $125.00 per incident.
12. I am responsible for all non-warranty, non-accidental damage to the equipment. I understand that I will be charged the full cost to repair any non-warranty, non-accidental damage to the equipment. The amount charged per incident will depend on the cost of the parts needed to repair the equipment. If the cost to repair the damaged parts exceeds the value of the equipment, I will be charged the full replacement value of the equipment.
13. I understand that all repairs must be made through PC Support Services. If circumstances make it difficult for me to have the laptop repaired at Seton Hall, I must get authorization from PCSS to use another Lenovo certified repair shop prior to any repairs. If there is a hardware or software problem with my laptop that the technician is not able to resolve immediately, I will turn in the laptop and will be issued a loaner to use until this laptop is repaired.
14. I understand that the university reserves the right to grant or deny appeals concerning charges based on its discretion. I agree to address issues in a timely manner and understand that the statute of limitations concerning appeals is one year from the incident at most.
15. I understand that PC Support Services will only support the University Standard hardware and software. If there is a software issue that requires that the laptop be re-imaged, PC Support Services will only restore academic data. I am responsible for restoring any of my own software or non-academic data.
16. I understand that I am required to use a cushioned laptop carrying case with my laptop and that I will be held responsible for any damage that occurs to the laptop as a result of my failure to use this case.
17. I understand that ENROLLMENT IN THE MOBILE COMPUTING PROGRAM FOR MY DEGREE IS MANDATORY; that there is a per-semester program fee, and that failure to actively participate in the Mobile Computing Program may have an adverse effect on my academic standing at the University. If I elect not to participate I will still be charged the program fee.
By accepting possession of the computer, peripherals and software (equipment), I agree to all these terms and conditions:
I shall use the equipment in accordance with the Seton Hall University policies on the appropriate use of computer resources located on the web at https://www.shu.edu/technology/mobile-computing.cfm. The University reserves the right to recall the equipment prior to the final return date. The University reserves the right to modify the Mobile Computing Program and issue revised License Agreements.
The University hereby disclaims all express and implied warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties relating to the equipment merchantability and fitness for a particular use. I agree to accept the equipment “as is.” In no event shall the University be liable for any incidental, special, indirect, or consequential damage of whatever nature arising out of any claim alleging the University’s failure to perform its obligations under which this agreement or its alleged breach of any duty.