Welcome EMANKOM Services Business Solutions, a suite of optional merchant services including Selling on EMANKOM and Fulfillment by EMANKOM.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT GOVERN YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES THROUGH A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OR ACCOUNTS AND IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU OR THE BUSINESS YOU REPRESENT (“YOU“) AND EMANKOM SELLER SERVICES. BY REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE BUSINESS YOU REPRESENT) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE SERVICE TERMS AND PROGRAMME POLICIES FOR EACH SERVICE YOU REGISTER FOR OR USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE EMANKOM SITE.
As used in this Agreement, “we,” “us “and” EMANKOM” means the EMANKOM company named in the applicable Service Terms. Capitalized terms have the meanings listed in the Definition below. If there is any conflict between these General Terms and the applicable Service Terms, the Service Terms will govern.
To begin the enrolment process, you must complete the registration process for one or more of the Services. Use of the Services is limited to parties that can lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable Law. As part of the application, you must provide us with your (or your business’) legal name, address, phone number, e-mail address and applicable tax registration details. We may at any time cease providing any or all of the Services at our sole discretion and without notice.
- Service Fee Payments
Fee details are described fully in the applicable Service Terms. You are responsible for all of your expenses in connection with this Agreement, unless this Agreement or the applicable Service Terms provide otherwise. For the EMANKOM Site that you register for or use a Service in connection with, we may require you to submit valid credit card information from a credit card acceptable by EMANKOM (with respect to such EMANKOM Site, “Your Credit Card“) as well as valid bank account information for a bank account in your name that is with a bank located within India and enabled for Your Account (which functionality may be modified or discontinued by us at any time without notice) (with respect to the EMANKOM Site, “Your Bank Account“). You will use only a name you are authorized to use in connection with the Service and will update such information as necessary to ensure that it at all times remains accurate and complete. You authorize us to verify your information (including any updated information), to obtain credit reports about you from time to time, to obtain credit authorizations from the issuer of Your Credit Card, and to charge Your Credit Card or debit Your Bank Account for any sums payable by you to us (in reimbursement or otherwise). At EMANKOM‘s option, all payments to you will be made to Your Bank Account, via cheque or electronic transfers or other means as specified by us. You agree that EMANKOM shall not be liable for any failure to make payments to you on account of incomplete or inaccurate information provided by you with respect to Your Bank Account.
In addition to charging payable sums to Your Credit Card, we may instead choose to either (a) offset any amounts that are payable by you to us (in reimbursement or otherwise) against any payments we may make to you, or (b) invoice you for amounts due to us, in which case you will pay the invoiced amounts upon receipt. Except as provided otherwise, all amounts contemplated in this Agreement will be expressed and displayed in the Local Currency, and all payments contemplated by this Agreement will be made in the Local Currency. If we discover erroneous or duplicate transactions, then we reserve the right to seek reimbursement from you by deducting from future payments owed to you, charging Your Credit Card, or seeking such reimbursement from you by any other lawful means; provided that the foregoing will not limit your rights to pursue any good faith dispute with EMANKOM concerning whether any amounts are payable or due.
If we reasonably conclude based on information available to us that your actions and/or performance in connection with the Agreement may result in a significant number of customer disputes, chargebacks or other claims in connection with the Amazon Site, then we may, in our sole discretion and subject to applicable Law, delay initiating any payments to be made or that are otherwise due to you under this Agreement for the shorter of: (a) a period of ninety (90) calendar days following the initial date of suspension; or (b) completion of any investigation(s) regarding your actions and/or performance in connection with the Agreement. You agree that we are entitled to the interest, if any, paid on balances maintained as deposits in our bank accounts.
- Term and Termination
The term of this Agreement will start on the date of your completed registration for one or more of the Services (the “Effective Date“) and continue until terminated by us or you as provided below (the “Term“). We may terminate or suspend this Agreement or any Service immediately in our sole discretion by notice to you for any reason at any time. You may terminate this Agreement or any Service for any reason at any time by the means then specified by EMANKOM there for. Termination or suspension of a Service will not terminate or suspend any other Service unless explicitly provided. Upon termination, all rights and obligations of the parties under this Agreement will terminate, except that Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16 and 18 will survive termination. Any terms that expressly survive according to the applicable Service Terms will also survive termination.
You grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable right and licence during the Term and for as long thereafter as you are permitted to grant the said licence under applicable Law to use, reproduce, perform, display (public communication), distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create and exploit derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all of Your Materials, and to sublicense the foregoing rights to our Affiliates and operators of EMANKOM Associated Properties; provided, however, that we will not alter any of Your Trademarks from the form provided by you (except to re-size trademarks to the extent necessary for presentation, so long as the relative proportions of such trademarks remain the same) and will comply with your removal requests as to specific uses of Your Trademarks (provided you are unable to do so using the standard functionality made available to you via the applicable Amazon Site or Services); provided further, however, that nothing in this Agreement will prevent or impair our right to use Your Materials without your consent to the extent that such use is allowable without a licence from you or your Affiliates under applicable Law (e.g., fair use under copyright law, referential use under trademark law, or valid licence from a third party).
You represent and warrant to us that: (a) if you are a business, you are duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the territory in which your business is registered and are a resident of India for income tax purposes every financial year; (b) you have all requisite right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and perform your obligations and grant the rights, licences and authorizations you grant hereunder; (c) you and all of your subcontractors, agents and suppliers will comply with all applicable Laws (including but not limited to procuring and maintaining applicable tax registrations) in your performance of your obligations and exercise of your rights under this Agreement.
You release us from, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us (and our officers, directors, employees, agents and Affiliates) against, any claim, loss, damage, settlement, cost, taxes, expense or other liability (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) (each, a “Claim“) arising from or related to: (a) your actual or alleged breach of any obligations in this Agreement; (b) any sales channels owned or operated by you, Your Products (including the offer, sale, fulfilment (except with respect to those of Your Products that are fulfilled using the Fulfilment by EMANKOM Service, if any), refund, adjustment, or return thereof), Your Materials, any actual or alleged infringement of any Intellectual Property Rights by any of the foregoing, and any personal injury, death or property damage related thereto; or (c) Your Taxes. You will use counsel reasonably satisfactory to us to defend each indemnified Claim. If at any time we determine in our sole discretion that any indemnified Claim might adversely affect us, we may take exclusive control of the defence at our expense. You may not consent to the entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement of a Claim without our prior written consent, which may not be unreasonably withheld.
- THE EMANKOM SITE AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.” AS A USER OF THE SERVICES, YOU ACCESS THE AMAZON SITE, THE SERVICES AND ANY ONLINE PORTAL OR TOOL PROVIDED BY EMANKOM TO HELP YOU AVAIL THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES WAIVE AND DISCLAIM: (1) ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, DECLARATIONS OR GUARANTEES REGARDING THIS AGREEMENT, THE SERVICES OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, DECLARATIONS OR GUARANTEES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (2) IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE; AND (3) ANY OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, RIGHT, CLAIM OR REMEDY IN TORT, WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE AMAZON SITE OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE, TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SYSTEM FAILURES OR OTHER INTERRUPTIONS THAT MAY AFFECT THE RECEIPT, PROCESSING, ACCEPTANCE, COMPLETION OR SETTLEMENT OF ANY TRANSACTIONS.SOME JURISDICTIONS’ LAWS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY. IN WHICH CASE THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND WE AND OUR AFFILIATES DISCLAIM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON- INFRINGEMENT OR QUIET ENJOYMENT.
- BECAUSE EMANKOM IS NOT INVOLVED IN TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND SELLERS OR OTHER PARTICIPANT DEALINGS, IF A DISPUTE ARISES BETWEEN ONE OR MORE PARTICIPANTS, EACH OF YOU RELEASE AMAZON (AND ITS AGENTS, AFFILIATES AND EMPLOYEES) FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTES.
- Limitation of Liability
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, DELICT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY, ANY TYPE OF CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY OR OTHER THEORY) OR OTHERWISE) TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR COST OF COVER, RECOVERY OR RECOUPMENT OF ANY INVESTMENT MADE BY YOU OR YOUR AFFILIATES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE, BUSINESS, OR DATA OR PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF EMANKOM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH COSTS OR DAMAGES. FURTHER, EXCEPT IN CASE OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILFUL MISCONDUCT, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY WILL NOT EXCEED AT ANY TIME THE TOTAL AMOUNTS DURING THE PRIOR SIX MONTH PERIOD PAID BY YOU TO EMANKOM IN CONNECTION WITH THE PARTICULAR SERVICE AND THE EMANKOM SITE GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
If the Sales Proceeds from Your Transactions through the Fulfilment by EMANKOM Service in connection with the EMANKOM Site exceed the Insurance Threshold during each month over any period of three (3) consecutive months, or otherwise if requested by us, then within thirty (30) calendar days thereafter, you will maintain at your expense throughout the remainder of the Term public third party liability insurance in connection with the EMANKOM Site with at least the Insurance Limits per occurrence/aggregate covering liabilities caused by or occurring in conjunction with the operation of your business in connection with the EMANKOM Site, including products liability and bodily injury, naming EMANKOM and its assignees as additional insureds. At our request, you will provide to us certificates of insurance for the coverage to EMANKOM.
As between the parties, you will be responsible for the collection and payment of any and all of Your Taxes together with the filing of all relevant returns, such as service tax, VAT / CST, goods and services tax, cesses or other transaction taxes, and issuing valid invoices/ credit notes/ debit notes where required. EMANKOM is not responsible for collecting, remitting or reporting any service tax, VAT / CST, goods and services tax or other taxes arising from such sale. You are solely responsible for preparing, making and filing any tax audit report and statutory reports and other filings and responding to any tax or financial audits.
Unless stated otherwise, any and all fees payable by you pursuant to this Agreement are exclusive of all value added, service, sales, use, goods and services tax and other similar taxes, and you will pay any taxes that are imposed and payable on such amounts. If we are required by law or by administration thereof to collect any value added, service, sales, use, goods and services tax or similar taxes from you, you will pay such taxes to us. You will provide all necessary information including goods and services tax registered address, registration numbers, invoice mismatch details in a timely manner, to enable us to provide, report or correct goods and services tax invoices. Based on information provided, Amazon will deduce the location of recipient, the billing details, place of supply and applicable taxes.
If for any reason, any income tax or withholding tax or tax collection at source or such other taxes under applicable Law are determined to be deducted and deposited on any payments or remittances to you, EMANKOM will have the right to deduct and deposit any such applicable taxes with the appropriate regulatory authority. No claim in respect of the taxes deposited would be made by you against Amazon.
It is your responsibility as a seller on the EMANKOM Site to choose the most applicable product tax codes and assign Harmonized System of Nomenclature / Service accounting Code applicable for your listing, such that the correct tax rate is applied on all listings offered for sale by you. If we determine that you are not in compliance with this section, then we may suspend the services provided to you on the Amazon Site.
For reporting transactions undertaken by you on the Amazon Site, you should consider the Merchant Tax Report (MTR) made available to you on Seller Central.
In case of any discrepancy in the reporting / returns filed by you and Amazon, you agree that you will resolve such discrepancy immediately and indemnify EMANKOM against any tax, interest and penalty payable in this regard.
During the course of your use of the Services, you may receive information relating to us or our Affiliates or to the Services that is not known to the general public (“Confidential Information“). You agree that: (a) all Confidential Information will remain EMANKOM‘s exclusive property; (b) you will use Confidential Information only as is reasonably necessary for your participation in the Services and ensure that persons who have access to Confidential Information will be made aware of and will comply with the obligations in this provision; and (c) you will not otherwise disclose Confidential Information to any individual, company, or other third party, including any Affiliates. You may not issue any press release or make any public statement related to the Services, or use our name, trademarks or logo in any way (including in promotional material) without our advance written permission, or misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us in any way.
- Force Majeure
We will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of our obligations under this Agreement by reasons, events or other matters beyond our reasonable control.
- Relationship of Parties
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, association of persons, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. EMANKOM is not an auctioneer, neither is it an intermediary between the customer and the seller. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that would contradict anything in this section. This Agreement will not create an exclusive relationship between you and us.
- Use of EMANKOM Transaction Information.
You will not, and will cause your Affiliates not to, directly or indirectly: (a) disclose or convey any EMANKOM Transaction Information (except you may disclose this information as necessary for you to perform your obligations under this Agreement and provided that you ensure that every recipient uses the information only for that purpose and complies with the restrictions applicable to you related to that information); (b) use any EMANKOM Transaction Information for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever (except as permitted below), or otherwise in any way inconsistent with our or your privacy policies or applicable Law; (c) contact a Person that has ordered Your Product that has not yet been delivered with the intent to collect any amounts in connection therewith, to influence such Person to make an alternative purchase, or to harass such Person; (d) disparage us, our Affiliates, or any of their or our respective products or services or any customer.
We may amend any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement (including the Service Terms and Programme Policies) at any time and solely at our discretion. Any changes will be effective upon the posting of such changes on Seller Central or on the EMANKOM Site, and you are responsible for reviewing these locations and informing yourself of all applicable changes or notices. All notice of changes to the Agreement will be posted for at least 30 calendar days. Changes to Programme Policies may be made without notice to you. You should refer regularly to Your Account or Seller Central, respectively, to understand the current Agreement and Programme Policies and to be sure that the items you offer for sale can be sold via the Service in connection with the Amazon Site. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF A SERVICE AFTER EMANKOM‘S POSTING OF ANY CHANGES WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS.
- Password Security
Any password we provide to you may be used only during the Term to access Your Account or Seller Central, respectively, (or other tools we provide) to use the Service, electronically accept Your Transactions, and review your completed transactions. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your password. You may not disclose your password to any third party (other than third parties authorized by you to use Your Account in accordance with this Agreement) and are solely responsible for any use of or action taken under your password. If your password is compromised, you must immediately change your password.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of India, without reference to rules governing choice of laws or the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts at Bangalore regarding any dispute with EMANKOM relating in any way to this Agreement or your use of the Services. You may not transfer or assign all or any portion of this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. We may perform any of our obligations or exercise any of our rights under this Agreement through one or more of our Affiliates. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement subsequently.
EMANKOM retains the right to immediately halt any transaction, prevent or restrict access to the Services or take any other action to restrict access to or availability of any inaccurate listing, any inappropriately categorized items, any unlawful items, or any items otherwise prohibited by the applicable Programme Policies.
The authentic language of this Agreement and subsidiary or associated documentation shall be English and any translations provided are for convenience only. In the event of any conflict or difference in interpretation between the English language version of this Agreement and subsidiary or associated documentation and any translation of them, the English language version and interpretation shall prevail. You agree we may communicate with you in English during the Term of this Agreement.
You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, disclose or make available any information provided or submitted by you or related to your participation under this Agreement (including information regarding Your Products or Your Transactions) to any judicial, quasi-judicial, governmental, regulatory or any other authority as may be required by us to co-operate and / or comply with any of their orders, instructions or directions or to fulfil any requirements under applicable Laws.
We will send you all notices, updates and other communications (including transactional, promotional and/or commercial communication) at the e-mail addresses designated by you, or within Seller Central or Your Account respectively, or on the mobile number provided by you or any other means then specified by EMANKOM. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive such communications through any mode including SMS, e-mail, phone calls etc. You may change your e-mail addresses or phone numbers via Your Account. Please update these details (including your legal name and address) as often as necessary to ensure that they are accurate.
You must send all notices and other communication relating to EMANKOM to us by using the applicable Contact up form. Please continue to use Seller Central as the primary means of managing your orders and seller account.
This Agreement incorporates and you hereby accept the applicable Service Terms and the applicable Programmer Policies, which Amazon may modify from time to time. In the event of any conflicts between the Programme Policies and this Agreement, the Programme Policies will prevail. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Services and related subject matter described herein and supersedes any previous or contemporaneous oral or written agreements and understandings.