Terms and Conditions for participating in the IQOS Care Plus

Last updated: 18 June 2020

1.                   Application of Terms/Eligibility

1.1               These terms and conditions (Terms) apply to and govern your participation in the IQOS Care Plus program (IQOS Care Plus). You should read these Terms carefully as they affect your legal rights and govern your relationship with us as the authorized distributor of Philip Morris, Blenx Pvt Ltd with the registered address at Ma. Favourite, Chandanee Magu, 20194 Male’, Republic of Maldives.

1.2               You are only eligible for membership of IQOS Care Plus if: (i) you are an adult smoker or IQOS user aged 18 years and over and you are registered in our IQOS database; and (ii) your main residence is in a country where IQOS Care Plus is available.

1.3               To participate in IQOS Care Plus you must register an eligible device as described in paragraph 2.1 (Device) in our database either at iqos.com, by calling customer service center, by post, with an IQOS coach, or a participating IQOS store.

1.4               By signing up for IQOS Care Plus, clicking ‘I Agree’ or a similar button, or registering for IQOS Care Plus through a customer service center, by post, with an IQOS coach, at a participating IQOS store or otherwise using IQOS Care Plus, you agree to be bound by these Terms. Likewise, if you register another Device, or if we change these Terms, and you then use IQOS Care Plus, you agree to be bound by these Terms. Your acceptance of these Terms is deemed to occur in the country of your registered residence.

1.5               If you do not agree (or cannot comply) with these Terms, then you are not permitted to use IQOS Care Plus. 

1.6               No modification of these Terms by you is permitted unless we expressly agree in writing.

1.7               Your use of IQOS Care Plus is at our discretion and we may refuse your application to use, or we may terminate your right to use IQOS Care Plus for any reason including if you breach any of these Terms.

1.8               We also reserve the right to amend these Terms and IQOS Care Plus upon notice at any time. If you do not agree to any such amendments you may terminate your membership of IQOS Care Plus.

2.                   Eligible Devices/Registration

2.1               The following Device models are eligible for registration in IQOS Care Plus:

(a)                IQOS 3 DUO or Holders and Chargers thereof

(b)                IQOS 3 MULTI

2.2               The Device must have a readable and valid serial number.  Second-hand devices are not eligible for registration.

2.3               If you are already registered in our database and purchased any of the Devices from January 1, 2018 onward, then to become an IQOS Care Plus member you must accept the Terms and register your Device within 30 days of the launch date of IQOS Care Plus.

2.4               For all new IQOS users who register in our database after the IQOS Care Plus launch date, you may become an IQOS Care Plus member by accepting the Terms and registering your Device within 30 days of the purchase date.

2.5               In completing the registration process you must provide all required mandatory information in an accurate and complete manner and keep this information up-to-date. If you do not complete the mandatory fields in the application form (such as, for example, age, smoker status, email address, and/or phone number) your application will not proceed. If you provide inaccurate or incomplete information we reserve the right to terminate your membership of IQOS Care Plus without notice.

2.6               Following the registration process for IQOS Care Plus, you will be informed whether your registration is successful. Membership of IQOS Care Plus and the services provided are personal to you and may not be transferred to any third party.

2.7               Your use of IQOS Care Plus is linked to your country of residence. As IQOS Care Plus is only available in certain countries if you change your country of residence, then you must inform us and reapply to use IQOS Care Plus in your new country of residence.

3.                   Term and Termination

3.1               The term of your membership in IQOS Care Plus is from the date of acceptance of these Terms and valid within the remaining duration of your 12 months’ IQOS voluntary warranty period in the country of purchase.

3.2               You may terminate your membership of IQOS Care Plus at any time with immediate effect by notifying us at 8003004767. Upon termination of your membership, you are no longer entitled to receive the Services for any of your Devices.

3.3               Membership of IQOS Care Plus entitles you to the services described in paragraphs 4 and 5 (Services).

4.                   Accidental Damage

4.1               If your Device suffers accidental and unintended damage that affects the functionality of your Device which is not caused by your misuse or reckless behavior (Accidental Damage) you may be eligible for a replacement Device as described in this paragraph 4.

4.2               You must give the damaged Device (including all components) to us and you will be provided with a replacement IQOS device of the same type equivalent to a new Device in performance and reliability. If a replacement IQOS device of the same type is not available, an IQOS device that is at least functionally equivalent will be provided as a replacement. We will keep all replaced Devices.

4.3               Limitations from Accidental Damage

(a)                You must take all reasonable precautions to protect your Device and use and maintain the Device in accordance with its instructions and user guide. If you do not do so then you are not entitled to a replacement Device.

(b)                You are limited to one replacement Device for Accidental Damage for each registered Device.  After the first claim is settled, the Accidental Damage in your country of residence and associated Rapid Replacement on this program will cease. However, you can still receive the remaining Services for your Device until the end of your membership term.

(c)                 You are not entitled to a replacement Device where the Accidental Damage was caused prior to the launch date of IQOS Care Plus or where any of the following circumstances are applicable:

(i)        any product that is not an eligible Device as per the list contained in paragraph 2.1;

(ii)       damage caused by abuse or misuse, or actual, or attempted, modification or alteration of the Device, power surge;

(iii)     Devices with a serial number that has been altered, defaced or removed;

(iv)     Devices that have been opened, serviced, modified or altered in a manner not authorized by us;

(v)       the loss or theft of your Device;

(vi)     cosmetic damage to your Device which does not affect the functionality of the Device, including, but not limited to, hairline cracks, scratches, dents, broken plastic on ports and discoloration;

(vii)   damage or failure caused by normal wear and tear and/or usage of the Device;

(viii)   improper handling, or liquid contact, damage from fire, flood, or natural disaster, war, terrorism, or acts of God;

(ix)     malfunction due to use with non-compatible product; 

(x)       damage or malfunction caused by failure to use as described in the associated IQOS User Guide or

(xi)     failure due to defects in materials and/or workmanship and/or design; however, such failures may be covered separately either by your consumer rights or by the IQOS voluntary warranty that is in addition and without prejudice to all rights and remedies provided by consumer protection laws in the country of purchase.

4.4               Making a claim under Accidental Damage

(a)                You must:

(i)        report your claim to us by visiting our store as soon as possible and no later than 14 days from the date your Device suffers Accidental Damage, including the following information: (1) the serial number for the affected Device; (2) description of the symptoms, problems with or causes of the damage to the Device; (3) error messages; and (4) actions taken before the Device experienced problems and any steps you took to resolve the problem;

(ii)       if requested by us, you must provide proof of purchase for your Device; and

(iii)     follow packaging and mailing instructions given by us for shipping the affected Device to Philip Morris; and

(iv)     otherwise comply with our return Devices authorization process.

(b)                You may also make a claim via the customer service center by telephoning the number provided at www.iqos.com for your country of residence and providing the same information detailed in paragraph 4.4(a).

(c)                 You must not send our products and accessories that are not supported by Accidental Damage replacement. If you send us these items they will not be returned and they will be destroyed.

(d)                We will determine whether you are entitled to a replacement Device in accordance with these Terms. If you are entitled to a replacement Device this will be provided to you in one of the following ways:

(i)        Courier delivery.  A replacement Device will be couriered to you and you must send the affected Device to us

(ii)       Carry-in service. You can return your affected Device to a participating IQOS store and participating IQOS service points you will be provided with a replacement.

(iii)     Mail-in service. We will provide you with prepaid postage and packaging required so that you can send your affected Device Equipment to us. Once the screening is complete, we will return the Device or a replacement to you. We will pay postage costs to and from your location if all instructions are followed by you.

(e)                If you seek to claim a replacement Device in a country that is not the country of purchase, you will need to comply with all applicable import and export laws and regulations, and you will be responsible for all customs duties, value-added tax and other associated taxes and charges that may apply.

5.                   Other Services

5.1               IQOS Coach. You will have access to a dedicated remote coach for supporting you in converting from cigarettes to IQOS. Access is during normal business hours in your country of residence.

5.2               Rapid Replacement Service. This service provides for rapid replacement of your Device within a guaranteed period in case of Accidental Damage and/or where you have a valid claim for IQOS Device issues defined in terms of material or workmanship when used in accordance with the IQOS User Guide. For a replacement due to Accidental Damage, you are limited to one Rapid Replacement Service.  Eligibility for this service is determined by us. This service is only applicable in the selected locations of your country of registration.

5.3               First to Know. You will receive news and information about IQOS Care Plus, IQOS products and services, invitations to take part in special events and activities, such as the presentation of new products or discount and other promotions, personalized product information and special offers and/or services, access to exclusive content or events, news and updates of relevance for participants.

6.                   Your Obligations. 

You agree:

(a)                not to misuse the IQOS Care Plus program and the Services;

(b)                to keep your membership account safe and secure;

(c)                 where an exchange takes place, then any replacement Device becomes your property and the replaced Device becomes the property of the entity which makes the exchange; and

(d)                to comply with applicable law.

7.                   Warranty/Limitation of Liability

7.1               As your membership of IQOS Care Plus is free of charge, it is provided ‘As Is’ and without any warranty.

7.2               We shall not be liable to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law whether, in tort (including for negligence or breach of statutory duty), contract, misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise for any direct losses, loss of profits, sales, revenues or savings, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses or loss or corruption of data or information, or pure economic loss, or any special, indirect or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses however arising or otherwise resulting from your membership of IQOS Care Plus or your use of the Services. We shall not be liable for any of the losses described in this paragraph 7.2 even if you have informed us of the possibility of such losses.

7.3               Nothing in this paragraph 7 excludes any liability that cannot be excluded by applicable law.

8.                   Miscellaneous

8.1               IQOS Care Plus is not an insurance policy. 

8.2               IQOS Care Plus is currently provided free of charge.

Details of the processing of your personal data that you provide us are described in our Privacy Notice available at https://www.pmiprivacy.com/en/consumer


    8.3               These Terms are subject to the laws of the registered office of Blenx Pvt Ltd. Any legal dispute will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the city in which Blenx Pvt Ltd has its registered office.

8.4 For questions, inquiries and contact information please refer to: https://www.iqos.com