||This warranty applies to customers located in the United States, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, U.K., and other English language countries, and countries for which a translation into the local language is not provided. HARDWARE: 3Com warrants to the end user ("Customer") that this hardware product will be substantially free from material defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and service, for the following length of time from the date of purchase from 3Com or its authorized reseller: DURATION: Limited Lifetime, for as long as the original Customer owns the product or for 5 years after product discontinuance, whichever occurs first (not transferable to a subsequent end user). FOR NON-US CUSTOMERS: Where a limited lifetime warranty is not permitted by local law, a 10 year warranty period shall be given by 3Com. The duration of this warranty shall be modified where necessary to meet any minimum warranty period required by law. 3Com's sole obligation under this express warranty shall be, at 3Com's option and expense, to repair the defective product or part, deliver to Customer an equivalent product or part to replace the defective item, or if neither of the two foregoing options is reasonably available, refund to Customer the purchase price paid for the defective product. All products that are replaced will become the property of 3Com. Replacement products or parts may be new or reconditioned. 3Com warrants any replaced or repaired product or part for ninety (90) days from shipment, or the remainder of the initial warranty period, whichever is longer.