Hydrotech Ink | Delivery Policy 

Standard Shipping Terms and Conditions

Hydrotech will dispatch all orders placed before 2pm same-day. Orders placed after 2pm are processed the next business day.. If a particular stock is unavailable for dispatch within the above timeframes, the customer may be notified and either: 

  1. The stock will be sent without the items that are unavailable. When the unavailable items become available they will then be sent separately. (More applicable if the unavailable items will take longer than 7 days to return to stock.)
  2. The entire order will be withheld until out of stock items return to stock. (Applicable if stock will return within 3 days).

Hydrotech uses a dynamic freighting solution called Temando. To obtain a quote and see how long it will take to get to your location, please select items you wish to purchase and place in your cart. You can then go to your cart and get an accurate quote on your orders shipping. You get to select the carrier and the time you are prepared to wait for your order to get to you, at the cart.

How long will the delivery take?

Approximate delivery times are available at check out. Please enter your postcode and the most up to date delivery times will be provided.

How do I track my parcel?

We will send a link with a tracking number via email once the order has been processed.

Hydrotech Ink | Returns Policy 

We understand that sometimes you may wish to return a product you have purchased from Hydrotech and to assist, we have set out the Hydrotech Returns Policy with key points that you should know.

Our Returns Policy includes the rights you have under the Australian Consumer Law and provides you with additional benefits in addition to those rights, because your satisfaction is important to us.

Your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Where a failure does not amount to a major failure Hydrotech is entitled to choose between providing you with a repair, replacement or other suitable remedy.

Your rights under the Australian Consumer Law are not limited by a defined time. However, the Australian Consumer Law does recognise that the relevant time period can vary from product to product, depending on factors such as the nature of the product and the price. Hydrotech adopts the same approach. The type of remedy Hydrotech can offer may also vary depending on the time taken to return the product.

For any product return, please contact Hydrotech by phone or email to establish an initial contact and reasons for the return. This includes products that carry a manufacturer’s warranty. Any cost incurred in returning items that are not eligible for warranty will be borne by the consumer.

Returns Procedure

  1. Please retain your receipt

In order to obtain a refund, exchange or to repair a product purchased from Hydrotech, including those products which carry a manufacturer’s warranty, a clear proof of purchase must be provided – typically, but not always, a receipt.

If satisfactory proof that the product was purchased from Hydrotech cannot be provided, under the law Hydrotech are entitled to elect whether or not to accept the product for return.

However, if the product is a OI Branded Product, Hydrotech will offer you a repair, exchange or returns credit at the value of the item at the lowest recorded system price if its purchase date cannot be determined.

For loss prevention purposes we will need to record the personal details of the consumer. For further information, see our Privacy Policy:

2. Product assessment

Once proof of purchase has been established and the product fault can safely and clearly be determined in-store, Hydrotech will offer you either a refund, exchange, repair or returns Credit notice. The available remedy will depend on whether the fault amounts to a major failure. Where the product fault is difficult or potentially dangerous to determine in-store (for example if it is an electrical item or needs lab testing), the manufacturer or repair agent will be consulted to determine the fault and resolution.

The manufacturer or their agent will determine whether a product has incurred a major or minor fault. where a product has been sent to the manufacturer, the manufacturer will determine whether:

  1. There is no fault found;
  2. There is a minor fault which can be easily repaired within a reasonable time frame;
  3. There is a major fault found and the customer is to be offered a replacement or a refund; or
  4. The product has been damaged or abused through misuse.

Where there is no fault found, the product will be returned to the Store to be returned to the consumer.

When assessing product fault, it is the consumer’s choice whether to deal with Hydrotech or the manufacturer directly. When the product is sent to the manufacturer or their repair agent, Hydrotech will ask them to assess the product and provide their assessment within a reasonable timeframe.

Hydrotech cannot offer a refund or exchange where the product has sustained damage due to abnormal use, whether that has been identified by Hydrotech, the manufacturer or repair agent. Hydrotech does not provide any warranty for any goods damaged either intentionally or unintentionally by the user outside the course of normal operation of the product. Please check instructions from the specific product packaging and relevant specific data sheets available online or from the manufacturer.

If the product does not match its advertised description, Hydrotech will provide a choice between a refund or returns credit to the value of the item purchased. 

Hygrotech’s liability shall be limited to the actual cost of the product, i.e. replacement or refund. In no event shall Hydrotech be liable for any further direct, incidental, special, or consequential damages.

3. What should l do if l am having difficulties with getting my product to work?

If you are experiencing problems operating the product, it is strongly recommended that you contact the manufacturer’s customer helpline.

The contact number is typically provided within the product packaging or warranty card. Alternatively, Hydrotech can be contacted to assist in providing the relevant contact details.

4. What should I do if I have changed my mind and want to return a product?

  • in its original condition and packaging (including manuals and accessories)
  • not on the Product Exclusion List (please see below)

If you meet the conditions above but are returning a product outside the 14 day return period, Hydrotech will offer an exchange or a Returns Card credited with the value of the item purchased.

Product exclusions list

The following products may not be returned unless they breach a guarantee under the Australian consumer law:

  • Tinted Paint/Ink
  • Gift Cards;
  • Opened Paint Cans;
  • Made/built to order products;

Additional information

What should I do if I have fixed or bulky items to return?

If the product cannot be easily returned to Hydrotech due to the nature of the fault, the size of the product or if the product is affixed to your premises, please contact us for further information on how to solve your issue.

What is a gift card and when would I receive one?

A Gift Card provides a credit to the value of the goods returned. A Gift Card may be elected, rather than a refund, when the product is declared faulty or does not match the advertised description. A Gift Card may also be provided for ‘change of mind’ returns. The Gift Card is not redeemable for cash and is valid for six months from the date of issue.

If Hydrotech requests my personal information during the refund or exchange process, what do they do with the information?

Our respect for the consumer’s right to the privacy of their personal information is paramount. We have policies and procedures to ensure that all personal information, no matter how or where it is obtained, is handled sensitively, securely and in accordance with the National Privacy Principles. We may collect personal information during the refund or exchange process in order to comply with our fraud identification processes. We do not divulge any personal information collected to third parties.

For more information, see our Privacy Policy.

What happens if l have purchased a product online and want to return it because l have changed my mind?

Most online purchases can be returned or exchanged by mail. Any cost incurred by the consumer in sending return & exchange items due to change of mind will be borne by the consumer accompanied with a 25% restocking fee.

If I can’t find my receipt, can i use a bank statement as proof of purchase instead?

Hydrotech will not accept a bank or credit card statement unless the amount shown on that statement directly corresponds to the amount at which the product in question was purchased. Where multiple items were purchased in one transaction, our ability is limited in establishing proof of purchase. Hydrotech cannot provide copies of receipts if lost or misplaced.

Please note: When a refund is granted, Hydrotech will refund the original purchase price via the method of payment indicated on the receipt.

For further information, please contact Hydrotech on (02) 9832 000 or email info@Hydrotech.com.au