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Vendor Terms

These Vendor Terms and Conditions (hereinafter simply referred to as “Terms” or “Vendor Terms” or “Vendor Terms”) shall be applicable only to theVendors/Seller(s) registered on www.bharatwholesales.in (hereinafter referred to as the “Website” or “Site” or “Platform”), managed by Seven Star Wedding Decor Mall Private Limited, a private limited company, incorporated under the provisions of Companies Act, 2013, and having its registered office atGROUND FLOOR, 107, NEAR MANDI ROAD, CHATARPUR, VILLAGE JONAPUR, South West Delhi, Delhi, 110047(hereinafter referred to the “Company” or “Bharat Wholesales” or “Us” or “Our” or “We”). In these Terms, seller/vendor shall be referred to as “Seller” or “Vendor” or “You” or “Your”).

 

In addition to these terms, the Product Listing Policy, as provided in the Annexure-I attached at the end of these Terms shall also be applicable to you.

 

  1. DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Section, the following capitalised terms shall have the following meaning:

    1. “Dangerous Goods” includes products that are or may become of a dangerous, hazardous, inflammable, radioactive, or damaging nature, products liable to taint or affect other products and products likely to harbour or encourage vermin or other pests.
    2. “Delivery Note” shall mean the waybill containing the essential information (as determined by us on our sole discretion) required for the performance of the logistics services, including name, delivery address and contact number (if applicable) of the Buyer or the designated recipient of the Shipment, description of the contents of the Shipment (if applicable) and COD details (if applicable).
    3. “Order(s)” shall mean order placed by Buyer for purchasing Products from the Seller on the Platform.
    4. “Payment and Settlement Services” shall mean remittance and settlement of any and all payments collected by Bharat Wholesales from the Buyer or third party paying on behalf of the Buyer, pursuant to an order placed by a Buyer on the Platform, to the designated bank accounts of the Seller or any third party upon receipt of instructions from the Seller.
    5. “Product(s)” shall mean goods of any categories (other than Dangerous Goods).
    6. “Sales and Distribution Support Services” or “S&D Services” shall mean to include the Standard Platform Services, Payment and Settlement Services, Standard Warehousing Services, goods handling services and other allied services that may be provided by Bharat Wholesales to support supply chain.
    7. “Seller” shall have the meaning ascribed to it under the General Terms. For the ease of reference, the terms ‘you’, ‘your’ under this section have also been used to refer to the Seller.
    8. “Shipment(s) / Consignment(s)” means all products (excluding documents) that travel under one Delivery Note and which may be carried by any means we choose in our discretion, including air, road or any other carrier.
    9. “Standard Platform Services” shall mean the use and access of the Platform by the Seller, which includes but not limited to creation, display and updating of product listings and subsequent sale transaction by the Seller to the Buyer, in accordance with these Vendor Terms and General Terms.
    10. “Standard Warehousing Services” shall include but not be limited to: (a) arranging for the storage of Products of the Seller; (b) handling Products of the Seller at warehouse(s); (c) tertiary packaging of the Products for ease of handling, transportation, and temporary storage of the Products to be shipped to Buyer; (d) performing the administrative task of printing invoices for the Seller; (d) other ancillary services as may be mutually agreed between Bharat Wholesales and the Seller; and/or (e) special access to fulfil Orders from own source.

 

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By registering on our Website as a Seller/Vendor, or selling your goods/products through the Website, or by clicking on a button or taking similar action to signify your affirmative acceptance of these Terms, you hereby represent that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these Terms and any future updates and additions to these Terms, as published from time to time at the Website.

 

  1. ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND VERIFICATION
  1. Account Registration: To register as a vendor with us, you are required to register and create an account with us.When setting up and maintaining your account, you must provide and continue to provide accurate and complete information about yourself. As part of the registration process, you will create a password and an account.
  2. Registration Details and Verification: While registering the account on the Platform, you will be required to furnish details about you and with respect to your business and your products, including without limitation, business name, GSTIN, PAN, TAN, Udyog Aadhar, address, phone number and/ or any other information that may be required by us to provide in relation to your business. You agree and acknowledge that we may directly or through a third-party service provider validate the information provided by you on the Platform. You agree to furnish additional information and provide documentary proof as may be requested by us, from time to time, for the purposes of verification of your user account information. If any information provided by you is found to be incorrect or misleading, we reserve our right to take appropriate steps as set forth under Section 3(d) of these Terms. We reserve the right to seek additional information from you about you, your product and your business, from time to time and you consent to provide such additional information to continue selling on the Platform.
  3. Security: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including, without limitation, all actions by sub-users registered under your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss, damage or other liability arising from your failure to comply with this Section or from any unauthorized access to or use of your account.
  4. Inaccurate Information: If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that any of the information submitted by you is untrue, inaccurate, outdated, or incomplete, we may terminate your account, freeze your funds, and refuse current or future use of any or all of the Services.

 

  1. VENDOR’S OBLIGATIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
    1. You represent, warrant and agree that:
  1. you are a lawfully incorporated business entity and are fully able and competent to understand and agree to the Terms;
  2. you have full power and authority to accept the Terms, to grant the license and authorization (if applicable) and to perform the obligations hereunder;
  3. you shall use the Platform and Services for business purposes only;
  4. you will not use or access the Platform for your personal purposes and any Products that you may sell are for commercial purposes and not for personal consumption;
  5. the address you provide when registering your account on the Platform is the place of business of your business entity;
  6. your business is validly existing and incorporated / established as per the provisions of applicable laws;
  7. you shall comply with all applicable laws while using and accessing the Platform;
  8. you and Products or services provided by you on the Platform (if any) comply with applicable laws;
  9. you shall be solely responsible for obtaining all necessary third-party licenses and permissions (if any required) regarding any product that you sell;
  10. any product that Seller lists, does not infringe or violate any of the copyright, patent, trademark, trade name, trade secrets or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party (“Third Party Rights”);
  11. you have the right and authority (if required under applicable laws) to sell, trade, distribute or export or offer to sell, trade, distribute or export the Products or services that you list and such sale, trade, distribution or export or offer does not violate any Third Party Rights;
  12. the description and particulars of the Consignment (including but not limited to the weight, content, measure, quality, condition, marks, numbers, and value) are complete and accurate with all laws, regulations, and requirements that may be applicable;
  13. all information provided by you or person acting on your behalf relating to the Shipment(s) are complete and accurate;
  14. the Shipment(s) are properly and sufficiently prepared, packed, stowed, labelled, and/or marked;
  15. the Shipment(s) are packed in a manner adequate to withstand normal handling or storing while transporting;
  16. the Shipment(s) are in compliance with all laws, regulations, and requirements as may be applicable.
    1. Seller will be required to provide information or material about Seller’s entity, its business or Products/services as part of the registration process on the Platform or your use of any Service or the Seller account. Seller represents, warrants and agrees that:
  1. such information and material whether submitted during the registration process or thereafter throughout the continuation of the use of the Platform or Service is true, accurate, current and complete; and
  2. Seller will maintain and promptly amend all information and material to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
    1. Seller may be required to furnish additional documents or information about products/ services that the Seller may offer for sale on the Platform in order to authenticate that the Products offered for sale are genuine and authentic and do not infringe intellectual property rights or proprietary rights of any third party. Seller agrees to promptly provide such additional documents and information, failing Bharat Wholesales reserves its right to take appropriate measures as set out in these Terms.
    2. Seller consents to the inclusion of the contact information about Seller in Bharat Wholesales’s database and usage of the same as per Privacy Policy. 
    3. Seller shall comply with the packaging guidelines as communicated to the Seller by Bharat Wholesales from time to time. The said packaging guidelines can be accessed here. 
    4. For delivery of Shipments, Seller hereby authorizes us to carry out the administrative task of printing Delivery Note containing information with respect to Shipment on its behalf. The Seller agrees to be solely responsible for any discrepancy or error in the details mentioned on such Delivery Note and agrees to indemnify us against any such losses or claims.
    5. Seller shall ensure that the Consignment does not contain any letter of communication which will infringe the Indian Postal Act, 1983 or any other applicable laws. We accept Consignment in good faith that the Consignment do not contain anything which will infringe or be in violation of any applicable laws.
    6. If more than one Consignment is booked to the same Buyer, Seller must ensure that the full address of the Buyer is written on all the Consignments.
    7. Seller shall not enclose cash, digital currency, high value gift articles, share certificates, travel documents, Dangerous Goods, explosives, firearms, cattle, or any other product that is prohibited by applicable laws, in the Shipment. If Dangerous Goods or any goods that are prohibited by applicable laws are found in the Shipment which constitute a risk to other goods, property, life or health, such Shipment may without notice be destroyed or otherwise dealt with at our sole discretion and at your risk and expense. In this regard, you shall, at all times, fully indemnify us and hold us harmless against all penalties, claims, damages, losses, costs and expenses (including but not limited to legal expenses) whatsoever arising in connection with any such Products.
    8. Seller shall be solely responsible to declare the accurate value of the Consignment.
    9. Seller shall ensure that all the Consignments are provided to us before the specified cut-off-time specified by us for on time delivery with all the proper documents (in accordance with applicable laws including but not limited to applicable central, state, integrated, or Union Territory goods & services tax laws (GST)) required to ship the Shipments. GST on the Products contained in Shipments and all applicable statutory tax compliances shall be your sole responsibility and we shall not be responsible for any losses, damages resulting from any such non-compliances.
    10. Seller shall be solely responsible to ensure that the Consignment is handed over to us within the time slots allotted to Seller by us. If Seller does not handover the Shipment within the time slot allotted, then Seller shall be charged extra for second attempt being made by us to take the Shipment. Such charges will be as displayed on the Platform.
    11. Sellers are required to behave professionally with the pickup and delivery associates of Bharat Wholesales. Any misbehaviour, unprofessional conduct, verbal and physical abuse is prohibited and will be considered as a violation of these Terms. Bharat Wholesales reserves the right to remove selling privileges in its sole discretion if deemed that a Seller is in violation of this clause.
    12. Seller hereby expressly authorise us and/ or our third party service providers to undertake insurances for safe keeping of Products in the warehouses and during transit of Products, as the case may be, and claim insurance from the relevant insurance company in the event of loss or damage of Products while in its custody (including transit). Seller shall have no objection to the payment of claims to us and/or our third-party service providers in the event of a loss.
    13. Seller shall be solely responsible to raise invoices directly on the Buyer for Products sold by the Seller to the Buyer. In the event any penalty is levied by any governmental or regulatory authority on us due to Seller’s non-compliance of applicable laws, including without limitation, non-availability of invoices with the Consignments etc., Seller agrees to indemnify us, in this regard for all costs, losses, liabilities, penalties or expenses that we may have to incur. We shall not assume any liability for Seller’s failure to comply with this clause.
    14. In addition to these Terms, the Seller agrees to be bound by the terms of the Undelivered Shipment Policy and Return Shipments Policy, as may be amended from time to time, in case of any undelivered Shipment and return of Shipment respectively.

 

  1. AUDITS
    1. We may in our sole discretion conduct random audits of the Shipments handed over to us for onward delivery to the Consignee or Products that are stored in the warehouse by the Seller to ensure Seller’s adherence to these Terms. Without prejudice to other rights available to us under these Terms or under applicable laws, if it is found or if we believe in our reasonable opinion that the Shipment or Products do not comply with applicable laws and/or do not comply with the packaging guidelines as communicated by us from time to time, we may in our sole discretion levy penalty charges, as communicated to you, from time to time or take such other actions against you as listed under sub clause (ii) below.
    2. We may in our sole discretion be entitled to do either one or more of the following;
  1. issue a warning letter to the Seller;
  2. recover all amounts that have been remitted against any claims or disputes raised by the Seller in relation to any Order in the preceding ninety (90) days from the date of such audit conducted by us or INR 10,000, whichever is higher;
  3. deactivate or suspend a Seller’s account on the Platform, with or without giving any notice to the Seller; and/or
  4. such other action which we may deem fit in our sole discretion

 

  1. FEES AND CHARGES FOR S&D SERVICES
    1. In consideration of the S&D Services provided by Bharat Wholesales to the Seller, the Seller will be required to pay a fee (referred to as “Sales and Distribution Support Services Fee” or “S&D Fee”) to Bharat Wholesales. It is hereby clarified that the S&D Fee shall be calculated on the total invoice value of the Order.
    2. The applicable Sales and Distribution Support Services Fee shall be as communicated by Bharat Wholesales to the Seller(s), from time to time, via the Platform or through such other mode of communication as may be determined by Bharat Wholesales in its sole discretion. It shall be the Seller’s responsibility to routinely check on such Sales and Distribution Support Services Fee. In the event you continue to use the Platform, it shall be deemed that you have agreed to such change in the Sales and Distribution Support Services Fee.
    3. Bharat Wholesales shall issue the invoice for Sales and Distribution Support Services Fee on the Seller, and the Seller shall make payment of the same to Bharat Wholesales. Seller agrees that the Seller alone shall be responsible for ensuring that Sales and Distribution Support Services Fee is paid to Bharat Wholesales. Seller authorizes Bharat Wholesales to adjust and set off such Sales and Distribution Support Services Fee from the amount collected or received by Bharat Wholesales from the Buyer in accordance with the settlement process set out under the Payment and Settlement Services. 
    4. The Sales and Distribution Support Services Fee shall be subject to applicable taxes, as per prevailing applicable laws. Seller shall deduct income tax as applicable against the amounts payable to Bharat Wholesales if required by applicable law, except to the extent where Bharat Wholesales submits a nil/reduced withholding certificate. Seller shall remit the withholding taxes to the relevant tax authorities and enable Bharat Wholesales to claim a tax credit by providing an appropriate and timely certificate of withholding as stipulated under the applicable law.

 

    1. Bharat Wholesales will charge additional charges from the Seller for providing any additional services or services that are not covered under the S&D Services. Bharat Wholesales shall be entitled to recover/ deduct such additional charges from the amount collected or received by Bharat Wholesales from the Buyer and Seller hereby authorises Bharat Wholesales to adjust the charges from the receivable that are due and payable to Seller by Bharat Wholesales. Such settlement will be done as per the settlement clause set forth under the Payment and Settlement Services. If required by Bharat Wholesales, Bharat Wholesales may enter into a separate arrangement with the Seller to provide such additional services to the Seller.

 

    1. Bharat Wholesales reserves its right to levy penalty or late payment charges in case of delay by the Seller in clearing any dues payable to Bharat Wholesales and/or charge cancellation charges for any cancellation of Orders by Seller. Seller authorises Bharat Wholesales to adjust / deduct such penalty amount, late payment charges or cancellation charges from the receivables that are due and payable by Bharat Wholesales to Seller. Such settlement will be done in accordance with the settlement process set out in the Payment and Settlement Services herein.

 

  1. S&D SERVICES
    1. Standard Platform Services
  1. You are allowed to list Products(s) for sale on the Platform subject to your compliance with these Vendor Terms. You must be legally able to sell the Products(s) you list for sale on the Platform.

 

  1. You must ensure that the listed product(s) do not infringe upon the intellectual property, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy rights of third parties. Listings may only include text descriptions, graphics and pictures that describe your product for sale.

 

  1. All listed product(s) must be listed in an appropriate category on the Platform. All listed Products must be kept in stock for successful fulfilment of sales. You agree to adhere to the listing guidelines that may be communicated to you by Bharat Wholesales, from time to time.

 

  1. The listing description of the product must not be misleading and must describe actual details and condition of the product. If the product description does not match the actual condition of the product, you agree to refund any amounts that you may have received from the Buyer.

 

  1. You represent, warrant and agree that you will avail the Services of the Platform only for the business and commercial purposes and will not use the Platform for availing and products/services for personal use or consumption. The Products offered or sold by you to the Buyer through the Platform shall only be used by the Buyer for resale or commercial purpose and shall not be for the purposes of personal use or consumption by the Buyer.

 

    1. Standard Warehousing Services
  1. Upon receipt of request from the Seller, Bharat Wholesalesmay provide Standard Warehousing Services. Bharat Wholesales may, at its discretion, sub-contract all or part of these Standard Warehousing Services, and/ or shall have the right to use or engage the services of any third party services provider(s), sub-contractor(s) or agent(s) on such terms as Bharat Wholesales may deem appropriate, however, Bharat Wholesales shall remain liable to the Seller for the performance of its obligations to provide Standard Warehousing Services under these Terms.

 

  1. Bharat Wholesales shall take all commercially reasonable security precautions to protect the Products against loss by theft, or any other damage. Seller hereby expressly authorizes Bharat Wholesales and/ or its third-party service providers to undertake insurances for safe keeping of Products in the warehouse and claim insurance from the relevant insurance company in the event of loss or damage of Products while in its custody (including in transit). The Seller agrees that it shall have no objection to the payment of claims by the relevant insurance company to Bharat Wholesales and/or its third-party service providers in the event of a loss. 

 

  1. Bharat Wholesales shall not be responsible for the Products that are found to be damaged and/ or not in compliance with the packaging guidelines and instructions communicated by Bharat Wholesales from time to time, at the time of handing over or delivery to the warehouse(s) location, as the case may be. Bharat Wholesales reserves its right to reject acceptance of such damaged Products and return the Products within such time and in the manner as per its warehouse Return Shipments Policy.

 

  1. Upon receipt of Orders by the Seller and for onward delivery of Products to the Buyers, Seller hereby authorizes Bharat Wholesales to perform the administrative task of printing invoices and Delivery Note containing information with respect to Products. Seller undertakes and acknowledges that Bharat Wholesales shall not assume any responsibility or liability with respect to any non-compliance of applicable laws in respect of the invoices or Waybills or other administrative tasks that are performed by Bharat Wholesales on behalf of the Seller, except for any non-compliance arising from gross negligence or wilful misconduct of Bharat Wholesales. Seller agrees to indemnify Bharat Wholesales in this regard. 

 

  1. Seller understands and undertakes that the Standard Warehousing Services and any onward delivery of Products to the Buyer(s) shall be on ‘as is’ basis i.e., as received from the Seller and in accordance with the Terms. Seller further understands and acknowledges that Bharat Wholesales may provide tertiary packaging to the already packed Products that are kept in the warehouse(s) such that the Products can withstand normal handling and transportation for safe delivery of the Products to the Buyer(s). Notwithstanding anything contained herein, Seller shall remain solely liable for the Products that are stored in the warehouse by the Seller. 

 

  1. Seller shall be solely responsible to procure and maintain requisite licenses, registrations, and permits under applicable laws to be entitled to store the Products at the warehouses. In case of any seizure of Products by any governmental authority due to any non-compliance of applicable law or failure to procure requisite licenses, registrations, or permits, Seller agrees to fully indemnify Bharat Wholesales in this regard.

 

  1. In addition to the representations and warranties of the Seller elsewhere in the Terms, the Seller represents and warrants that:

 

  1. Seller has valid title and legal possession of the Products stored or intended to be stored in the warehouse(s) and that the Seller has the legal right and authorization to sell such Products to the Buyer(s).

 

  1. it shall not handover any Products to Bharat Wholesales that are hazardous, inflammable, toxic or prohibited or banned from sale or Products that are illegal in nature or Products that have been illegally procured by the Seller.

 

  1. All information provided by the Seller or person acting on behalf of the Seller relating to the Products is complete and accurate;
  2. the Products are properly and sufficiently prepared, packed, stowed, labelled, and/or marked as per the guidelines and instructions communicated by Bharat Wholesales, from time to time;

 

  1. the Products are packed in a manner adequate to withstand normal handling, storing in the warehouse and/ or storing while transporting to the Buyer(s),

 

  1. the Products are in compliance with all laws, regulations, and requirements, as may be applicable; and

 

  1. the Products meet all the labelling and packaging guidelines as prescribed by applicable laws.

 

  1. Seller shall be solely responsible to complete all documentation and pay any duties and taxes (if applicable) under applicable laws. Seller further authorises Bharat Wholesales, if required and necessary, to pay any duties and taxes (if applicable) on behalf of the Seller required under applicable laws, to the extent such actions are necessary to enable Bharat Wholesales to provide Standard Warehousing Services. Bharat Wholesales shall be entitled to charge, and Seller shall be liable to reimburse and indemnify Bharat Wholesales for, any such costs, duties and taxes incurred on the Seller’s behalf.

 

  1. Subject to clause (j) below, Seller agrees that all Products in the warehouse(s) will remain the property of Seller until they are delivered by Bharat Wholesales to the Buyer(s) or handed over to the carrier of the Buyer(s). Bharat Wholesales may in its sole and absolute discretion, allow the Seller to visit the warehouse(s) to ensure that the Seller’s Products are stored in a proper manner. 

 

  1. We shall have a general and particular lien on the Products that are stored in the warehouses by the Seller and all documents relating thereto in an event of the default by you in the payment of sums of whatever nature due and payable by you to us including, without limitation, charge for attending, co-operating, reporting, fumigating, devanning, restoring, storing or reconditioning and/or all expenses incurred for the benefit or protection of the Products, and also for any payments, duties, fines or other expenses including but not limited to interest and legal costs and expenses, due at any time to us from you. If any amount due and payable by you to us is not paid, upon the giving of fifteen (15) calendar days prior written notice, we may, at our absolute discretion and without notice, suspend or cease providing all or any part of these Standard Warehousing Services without any liability whatsoever to you or any third party and, at our absolute discretion, may proceed to sell the Products in any manner we may deem fit. Our rights are reserved for any shortfall subsequent to the disposal of such Products.

 

  1. Bharat Wholesales reserves the right to inspect the Products and any warehouse(s) in which the Products are stored or located to ensure the Seller’s compliance with these terms. Seller agrees that Bharat Wholesales shall have the right but no obligation to inspect the Products stored at the warehouse(s) and will not be liable for the content, quality or any discrepancy in the Products supplied or stored by the Seller.

 

  1. Seller undertakes to indemnify all losses, penalties, damages, fines of any nature that is caused to Bharat Wholesales due to breach of covenants of these Terms or due to any misconduct or negligence on the part of Seller.

 

  1. Seller agrees that Bharat Wholesales shall have the right to provide information to regulatory authorities with respect to Products stored at warehouse(s) and / or any other information that may be asked or requested by regulatory authorities from the Bharat Wholesales and other third parties to whom the disclosures are required to be made as may be required on need be basis.
  2. Seller acknowledges and understands that in the event of any Reverse Shipment (as defined under the Return Shipments Policy), such Shipments/ Products will be dealt with in the following manner:
    1. If the Return Request raised by the Buyer is due to following reasons:
      1. Product(s) is physically damaged or is defective, including damage to the outer box delivered;
      2. wrong Product(s) or the Product(s) is not matching the description or specifications mentioned on the listing page on the Platform;
      3. part of the Order/ Products is found to be missing due to reasons attributable to the Seller, then the Product(s) will be sent to the designated warehouse location of seller (from where the Product(s) was dispatched) or such other location of the Seller.Once the Product(s) is received at the designated warehouse location of seller, the Product(s) will be checked for any outer damage and/or any visible tampering to the packaging and/or any material damages to the Product(s). If the Product(s) is found to be without any such damages, the Product(s) would be inventoried in the warehouse by seller. However, if the Product(s) are found to be damaged, and/or tampered with, for reasons attributable to us, the Product(s) will be retained by seller and the order value of such tampered or damaged Product will be reimbursed to the seller. In this regard, our decision with respect to the findings in relation to the damage / tampering of the Product(s) and the order value to be reimbursed to Seller shall be final and binding on the Seller.
    2. If the Return Request of the Buyer is for the following reasons:
      1. any manufacturing defect/ functional defects in the Product(s); or
      2. any quality related issues with respect to the Product(s);

then any such Product(s) which are returned by the Buyer will be returned to you, except where the Products are damaged due to reasons attributable to us. You shall be obligated to accept such Product(s). Bharat Wholesales disclaims all responsibility and liability with respect to any products that are returned by the Buyer and you agree not to hold Bharat Wholesales liable for any such claims or disputes or damages arising out of such return as contemplated herein.

 

 

  1. Subject to Clause (n) above, any Product(s) that are required to be returned to you will be delivered to you within 90 days from the date the Product(s) reaches your warehouse location or such date that maybe communicated to you by Us, whichever is later.

 

  1. Upon receipt of Products as per Clause (p) above, Seller can raise a dispute within twelve (12) hours from the time of delivery of the Product(s) for the following reasons:
    1. missing products or items (in full or in part); or
    2. products damaged in transit.

Seller shall be required to raise a claim/ dispute with respect to the Products that are returned along with the copy of the delivery note in support of its claim. For raising a dispute / claim with respect to the Shipment/ Products returned to you, Seller can reach out to Us at info@bharatwholesales.inor via the Platform.

Seller may be required to provide additional documents/ information in support of its claim, if requested by Us. We will contact you for any such requirement. Our decision with respect to settlement of the claim/ dispute shall be final and binding on you and we shall not entertain any further claims once the claim/ dispute has been settled/ resolved. If Bharat Wholesales finally determines the dispute / claim in favour of the Seller, the Seller agrees that Bharat Wholesales or its sub-contractors shall have the right to collect from Seller’s location such Products against which the Seller’s dispute / claim has been finally settled by Us and proceed with liquidation of such Products.

 

  1. Seller acknowledges and understands that it is solely responsible for any non-conformity or defect in, or any public or private recall of, any of its Products. Seller shall promptly notify Bharat Wholesales of any such non-conformity, defect, or public or private recall, or the threat thereof, and cooperate and assist Bharat Wholesales in connection with any recalls, including by initiating the procedures for intimating the Buyers in this regard. Seller will be responsible for all costs and expenses Bharat Wholesales may incur in connection with any recall or threatened recall of any of the Products.

 

  1. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Bharat Wholesales shall have the right at all times to be compensated by Seller for any damage suffered as a consequence of any fault, defect and non-compliance with respect to any of the Products. Seller shall indemnify Bharat Wholesales from any cost, loss, expense or damage deriving from any third-party claims, legal actions or proceedings brought against Bharat Wholesales and deriving from or in connection with the sale and use of the defective, faulty and/or non-compliant Products. 

 

  1. Seller understands and acknowledges that Bharat Wholesales is not a Party to transactions between Buyer(s) and Seller, and Seller hereby releases Bharat Wholesales (and its affiliates, agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such transactions. 

 

  1. Seller may recall the Product(s) from warehouse(s) (in part or in full), for which no Order has been placed at the time of such recall request. Further, Bharat Wholesales may in its sole and absolute discretion return the unsold Products to the Seller, for reasons including without limitation, decreased or no sale of Products. 

 

  1. If the Seller wishes to discontinue availing these Standard Warehousing Services (other than service relating to special access to fulfil Orders from own source) from Bharat Wholesales, it may do so by giving at least 90 (ninety) days written notice of termination to Bharat Wholesales.

 

  1. Unless otherwise provided under the General Terms, Bharat Wholesales may terminate or suspend provisioning of these Standard Warehousing Services (other than service relating to special access to fulfil Orders from own source), by giving a prior notice of fifteen (15) days to the Sellers.

 

  1. Unless otherwise provided under the General Terms, Bharat Wholesales may further terminate or suspend these Standard Warehousing Services (other than service relating to special access to fulfil Orders from own source) for the Seller, with immediate effect, upon occurrence of any of the following events:

 

  1. Seller is in breach of any obligations, covenants, representations or warranties under these terms; 

 

  1. in the event of the Seller’s improper use of intellectual property rights, sale of fake or counterfeit Products or Products prohibited from use, or distribution or sale under applicable laws. 
  1. Upon termination or suspension of these terms, Seller shall within seven (7) days from the effective date of termination of these terms pick-up the Products from the warehouse, failing which Bharat Wholesales reserves its right to dispose off the Products kept in the warehouse(s) and Bharat Wholesales shall not be liable to pay any losses or damages to the Seller in this regard.

 

  1. Bharat Wholesales further reserves its right to dispose off or liquidate the Products kept in the warehouse(s), without incurring any liability to the Seller, in the event:
    1. Seller fails to pick-up the Products from the warehouse upon being intimated in this regard by Bharat Wholesales;
    2. Seller fails to clear its dues to Bharat Wholesales; or
    3. of occurrence of any event due to which Bharat Wholesales may in its reasonable opinion exercise this right.
  2. Without prejudice to any other rights available with Bharat Wholesales, in the event any product stored in the warehouse is found to be or suspected to be counterfeit or fake, Bharat Wholesales reserves its right to destroy such Products.

 

    1. Payment and Settlement Services
  1. We will provide the Payment and Settlement Services to the Sellers in relation to each transaction on the Platform. Bharat Wholesales may, at its discretion, sub-contract all or part of the Payment and Settlement Services, and/ or shall have the right to use or engage the services of any third party services provider(s), sub-contractor(s) or agent(s) on such terms as Bharat Wholesales may deem appropriate, however, Bharat Wholesales shall remain liable to the Seller for the performance of its obligations to provide Payment and Settlement Services under these Terms.

 

  1. Seller acknowledges and agrees that in performing the payment collection services, we are acting merely as a payment collector and shall take no responsibility as to the legality of any payment transaction between the Seller and the Buyer.

 

  1. We shall have the right to withhold settlement of payments to you or any third -party, if we, in our sole discretion, determine that the transaction being undertaken by you is not genuine or suspicious or fraudulent.

 

  1. You hereby consent and agree to comply with guidelines, instructions, requests, etc., as maybe made by us or third party banks or financial institutions, as the case may be or a payment system provider from time to time, in relation to these Payment and Settlement Services.

 

  1. Refunds (if any) shall be processed in the same manner as they are received. Refund amount will reflect in the Seller’s bank account based on respective banks policies.

 

  1. We will settle the payments received from the Buyer at the time of actual delivery of the order(s) to the designated bank account of Seller (or third party based on the instructions given by the Seller (if applicable)) within the following timelines: 

 

  1. 30 (thirty) bank working days from the date of delivery of the Consignment to the Buyer, where the settlement will be made on the working day which is a Tuesday or a Friday within the aforementioned timeline; and 

 

  1. 7 (seven) bank working days from the date of delivery of Consignment to the Buyer, for Products in the category of pharmaceuticals and fulfilment material. 

 

Provided that, in case of any returns request raised by Buyer or any claims or disputes raised by Buyer, we reserve our right to withhold the settlement of payments to Seller until the resolution of such return requests, claims or disputes, as the case may be. It is hereby clarified that if the Buyer(s) make payments by way of cheque(s) at the time of actual delivery of the Order(s), we will settle such payments only upon the realisation of the cheque.

 

 

  1. In any of the settlements methods, Seller (or third party as per the instructions received from Seller) will receive the amount (minus our Sales and Distribution Support Services Fees in relation to the S&D Services provided by us, such other amounts due and payable by Seller to us or any third-party (in case we are instructed by such third party or Seller to collect such monies from the Seller), any amount to be refunded to the Buyer and any taxes payable under applicable laws) within the aforesaid timelines. It is clarified that any settlement of payment to the Seller shall be subject to applicable tax laws and Bharat Wholesales may deduct or collect such taxes from the amount to be paid to the Seller in accordance with the provisions of applicable tax laws as set out under clause (i) and (j) below.

 

  1. In relation to the tax collection at source under applicable GST laws, as may be amended from time to time:

 

  1. In case of any mismatches on account of tax collection at source, Seller shall be required to provide all relevant information to us, to correspond with the relevant authorities and also in case of any liability accruing on account of omission shall be Seller’s obligation to pay such deficit.

 

  1. Seller will provide the corresponding Harmonised System Nomenclature (HSN) code number and applicable GST rates for every product sold of the Platform. You accept that declaring the HSN and GST rates of the product is your responsibility, and that in order to sell the product(s) on the Platform pre-declaring the respective HSN and GST rates shall be mandatory.

 

  1. Seller will be responsible to provide their correct GST registration number against which the tax collected at source (under GST laws) need to be reported by us. We shall not hold any responsibility of incorrect disclosures of GST registration number and consequent loss of credits of tax collected at source in the hands of the seller. In case any tax, interest or penalty is imposed on us, on account of incorrect disclosure of information by the Seller, then such Seller shall indemnify us with respect to such tax, interest or penalty as may be levied by the GST authorities.

 

  1. We shall have the right to deduct or recover, as the case may be, tax deducted at source (“TDS”) as may be applicable under the applicable provisions of Income Tax Act,1961 (as may be amended from time to time) and as determined by us in our sole discretion on transactions and / or payments through or facilitated by the Platform. In respect of TDS deducted and / or recovered, we will provide certificate(s) evidencing and / or supporting the deposit of TDS in the prescribed format in accordance with the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (as may be amended from time to time). It is clarified that for this purpose, we will be entitled to rely upon the Permanent Account Number (“PAN”) and any other particulars provided to us and we shall have no obligation to validate or verify the same. In the event of any liability that may arise on account of incorrect or incomplete particulars / details being provided by Seller to us including interest, penalty or any other levies, we shall have the right to recover the same from the Seller in our sole discretion.

 

  1. Seller shall comply with all the applicable regulations/ laws in relation to cash transaction as stipulated under the applicable tax laws.

 

  1. We shall be entitled to recover from the Seller, from time to time, any amounts due from it or incurred by us on account of the following, unless the same are caused on account of negligence, act or omission of our or its employees, officers etc.:

 

  1. Chargeback of transactions;

 

  1. Any penalty or charge which may be levied on us by any payment instrument or the clearing house i.e. Reserve Bank of India or its local clearing agent (as the case may be) arising, inter alia, for excessive chargeback of transactions or excessive failure of transactions or excessive Buyer disputes and/or any other reason;

 

  1. Any amount due to us from the Seller.

 

  1. If there are reasonable grounds to suspect that a transaction has been conducted in breach of any applicable laws or is a fraudulent transaction, we shall be entitled to suspend or withhold the payments of the Seller that are due to the Seller.

 

  1. In case of an occurrence of a chargeback event, we reserve our right to withhold the settlements to Seller, pending enquiries by the banks or any regulatory body till the resolution of such issues.

 

    1. ADDITIONAL SERVICES

These terms for specific services will be applicable to a Seller’s use of any of the additional services described hereunder and will be read together with these Terms set out under Section III and General Terms. In the event of any conflict between the terms for any additional Service opted by the Seller, Terms set out under Section III and General Terms, the provisions for additional Services shall supersede and prevail. If required by Bharat Wholesales, Bharat Wholesales may enter into a separate arrangement with the Seller to provide additional services (whether or not described hereunder) to the Seller.

The specific terms and conditions for the Additional Services are as under:

 

  1. Advertisement Services
    1. Seller may subscribe to the ad program (“Program”) offered by Bharat Wholesales to promote its Products that it lists and offers for sale on the Platform. Bharat Wholesales will facilitate in the display of such advertisement (“Ad”) of the Seller on the Platform upon receipt of a written request from the Seller.

 

  1. The intellectual property rights in the Ad provided by the Seller on the Platform hereunder shall vest solely with the Seller. Seller shall ensure that it has all requisite rights, permits, authorizations, title, and/ or interest over the Ad and is compliant with the branding guidelines and laws that may be applicable to use and display the Ad on the Platform. The Seller hereby grants to Bharat Wholesales an unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the Ad and all other information provided by the Seller on the Platform. Bharat Wholesales will display the Ad provided by the Seller on the Platform or otherwise made available by Seller to Bharat Wholesales for the purposes set out herein on an ‘as is’ basis (except for formatting changes limited to re-sizing the Ad). Seller shall at all times remain fully liable and responsible for the Ad and further agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Bharat Wholesales from and against any claims that may arise from or in connection to such Ad with regard to the content of the Ad, any intellectual property claim or third party. 

 

  1. Bharat Wholesales further disclaims all liability for any Ad, content of the Ad, availability of the product or any related information that may be displayed or made available by the Seller, quality, delivery, or usefulness of the Products that are offered for sale by the Seller on the Platform. The Seller agrees that Bharat Wholesales disclaims all liabilities and shall not be party to any dispute in this regard. 

 

  1. Seller hereby represents and warrants that:
    1. Seller has the power and authority to enter into and perform its obligations according to these terms;
    2. Seller has no restrictions that would impair its ability to perform its obligations and grant all rights contemplated by these terms;
    3. Seller has not and will not enter into any agreement that is inconsistent with its obligations hereunder;
    4. none of the Ad provided or approved by the Seller shall violate any rights of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights;
    5. none of the Ad provided or approved by the Seller will violate any applicable law, regulation and/or code of conduct;
    6. none of the Ad provided or approved by the Seller shall, when viewed or clicked on by a Seller, cause such customer’s computer to download any software application;
    7. Ad provided by the Seller shall not be and/or link to any content that is defamatory, fraudulent, obscene, misleading or otherwise illegal;
    8. none of the Ad will contain any viruses, trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, easter eggs, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that may potentially damage or interfere with Platform and Bharat Wholesales; and
    9. Seller shall be in compliance with applicable laws while using the Platform and the Program.
  2. Seller shall be required to pay charges to Bharat Wholesales for the use of Ad program. Such charges shall be as displayed on the Platform or otherwise communicated to the Seller, from time to time.
  3. The charges payable by the Seller shall be exclusive of all applicable taxes. Bharat Wholesales shall issue tax invoices in accordance with applicable laws at such intervals as set out herein above.
  4. Seller authorises Bharat Wholesales to adjust and set off the charges from the money collected / received by Bharat Wholesales from the Buyer or third party paying on behalf of Buyer in relation to the Products sold by the Seller. Such settlement shall be done by Bharat Wholesales in accordance with the settlement process set out under the Payment and Settlement Services of the Vendor Terms). Seller hereby irrevocably grants Bharat Wholesales permission to adjust the charges against the receivables that are due and payable to the Seller by Bharat Wholesales.
  5. If the sale proceeds collected by Bharat Wholesales from the Buyer is less than the charges payable by the Seller, the Seller shall be liable to pay the deficit balance amount to Bharat Wholesales within seven (7) days from the date of receipt of email communication from Bharat Wholesales in this regard.
  6. Bharat Wholesales shall be entitled at its discretion to engage/ avail services of any person/ third party service provider/agency/ agent, for recovery of charges from the Seller in the event Seller fails to pay the charges in a timely manner. Bharat Wholesales further reserves its right to levy late payment charges in the event of Seller’s failure to pay the charges in a timely manner.
  7. Bharat Wholesales may in its sole and absolute discretion, at any time with or without notice, withdraw, terminate, and/or suspend the Program for any reason whatsoever or in case of any breach of these terms or Terms by the Seller. The charges that has accrued until the effective date of such termination, withdrawal or suspension, as the case maybe, shall become immediately due and payable by the Seller and settled as per the settlement process set out in these terms.
  8. Unless otherwise provided under the Terms, Bharat Wholesales may terminate or discontinue this advertisement services for a Seller by giving a prior written notice of seven (7) days.
  9. Bharat Wholesales and Seller shall retain all rights in their individual intellectual property rights and do not give each other rights in their intellectual property rights, unless otherwise agreed.
  10. Bharat Wholesales gives no warranty or condition, express or implied, with respect to any matter and, in particular, but without limitation, expressly disclaims any warranties or conditions of non- infringement or the quality or fitness for any particular purpose of the Program provided herein.

 

  1. From Pay Services
    1. Upon receipt of written request of the Seller, Bharat Wholesales may agree to charge logistics/ delivery charges from the Seller instead of the Buyer, whether wholly or partially, for the Logistics Services provided to the Buyer pursuant to the Buyer Terms (“From Pay Services”). Seller shall pay such logistics/ delivery charges to Bharat Wholesales for each order duly delivered by Bharat Wholesales to Buyer. Such charges shall be subject to all applicable taxes. 

 

  1. Seller shall pay charges to Bharat Wholesales for the provision of the From Pay Services and such charges shall be subject to all applicable taxes. Bharat Wholesales reserves its right to modify the charges in its sole discretion and upon making changes, Seller agrees to be bound by the same and pay such revised charged without any protest or demur.

 

  1. Seller authorises Bharat Wholesales to adjust and set off the charges from the money collected / received by Bharat Wholesales from the Buyer or third party paying on behalf of Buyer in relation to the Products sold by the Seller. Such settlement shall be done by Bharat Wholesales in accordance with the settlement process set out under the Payment and Settlement Services of Vendor Terms. Seller hereby irrevocably grants Bharat Wholesales permission to adjust the charges against the receivables that are due and payable to the Seller by Bharat Wholesales.

 

  1. If the sale proceeds collected by Bharat Wholesales from the Buyer is less than the charges payable by the Seller, the Seller shall be liable to pay the deficit balance amount to Bharat Wholesales within seven (7) days from the date of receipt of email communication from Bharat Wholesales in this regard.

 

  1. Bharat Wholesales shall be entitled at its discretion to engage/ avail services of any person/ third party service provider/agency/ agent, for recovery of charges from the Seller in the event Seller fails to pay the charges in a timely manner. Bharat Wholesales further reserves its right to levy late payment charges in the event of Seller’s failure to pay the charges in a timely manner.

 

  1. For any Undelivered Shipment (as defined in the Undelivered Shipment Policy), Bharat Wholesales shall not charge any charges to the Seller.

 

  1. For any Order delivered by Bharat Wholesales, accepted and then returned by the Buyer, Seller shall be liable to pay charges to Bharat Wholesales. 

 

  1. Bharat Wholesales may at any time with or without notice, withdraw, terminate, and/or suspend the FromPay Services without cause or in case of any breach of the terms by the Seller. Upon such termination, withdrawal or suspension, the charges shall become immediately due and payable by the Seller. 

 

  1. Seller may terminate these FromPay Services by giving one (1) day advance notice in writing to Bharat Wholesales. Seller shall be required to send the notice of termination to Bharat Wholesales at info@bharatwholesales.in, failing which Bharat Wholesales shall not entertain such termination request.

 

  1. Seller shall at all times remain fully liable and responsible for the Products that are listed and offered for sale using the platform and shall ensure that the Products that are offered for sale by the Seller comply with all applicable laws. Bharat Wholesales disclaims warranty and makes no representation about quality, delivery, or usefulness of the Products offered by the Seller on the Platform.

 

  1. Bharat Wholesales may provide such other additional services as may be agreed with the Seller, from time to time.

 

  1. Taxes: Seller shall deduct income tax as applicable against the amounts payable to Bharat Wholesales if required by applicable law, except to the extent where Bharat Wholesales submits a nil/reduced withholding certificate. Seller shall remit the withholding taxes to the relevant tax authorities and enable Bharat Wholesales to claim a tax credit by providing an appropriate and timely certificate of withholding as stipulated under the applicable law.

 

  1. SPECIAL SERVICES

In consideration for any special services, other than the standard services provided by Bharat Wholesales to the Sellers, which are based on variable parameters, including any logistics services provided by us to the Seller, Bharat Wholesales may levy a variable charge to the Sellers as may be communicated to the Sellers from time to time.

 

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY

 

    1. We shall not have any liability whatsoever for any claims arising from: (a) any of your acts or omissions; (b) compliance with the instructions given by you or any person acting on your behalf; (c) an act or order of any government authority; (d) the insufficiency of the packing or labelling of Shipment; (e) the nature or description of the Shipment; (f) riots, civil commotions, strikes, lockouts, stoppage or restraint of labour; (g) explosion, fire, flood or storm; (h) any cause which we could not avoid and the consequences whereof we could not prevent by the exercise of reasonable diligence; (i) any loss, miss-delivery, delay or damage to any Shipment; and/or (j) any dispute or claims between the Seller and the Buyer including without limitation relating to the Shipment or Products hereunder.

 

    1. Each Seller agrees to indemnify Bharat Wholesales, its affiliates, directors, employees, agents and representatives and to hold them harmless, from any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may arise from or in connection with: (i) your submission, posting or display of any User Content; (ii) from your use of the Platform or any of the Services;(iii) from your breach of the Terms or breach of any applicable laws, including tax laws; (iv) any of the service availed by you from a third party service provider using the Platform; (v) any liability or defect in the Products offered/ listed for sale on the Platform; (vi) your negligence or wilful misconduct; (vii) any sale or offer of sale of counterfeit or fake Products on the Platform or any alleged or actual patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, trade name, or other intellectual property right infringement or other claim, demand or action resulting from the advertising, publishing, promotion, manufacture, sale, distribution or use of any of the Products; (viii) any alleged or actual personal injury, death or property damage suffered by Bharat Wholesales arising from the supply or sale of Products by Seller; and/or (ix) any claim by a third Party or Buyer made pursuant to, or liability arising under any consumer protection laws, including any non-conformity or defect in, or any recall of, any of Products.

 

  1. TRADE CREDIT BY SELLER(S)

 

    1. If any Seller intends to grant a trade credit (“TC”) to its Buyers, then such Seller may send a request to our registered office address along with the intended terms and conditions of the TC to be offered by the Seller to its Buyers. 
    2. Upon receipt of the Seller’s request, Bharat Wholesales will endeavour to revert within 7 (seven) working days of receipt of such request. In the event, Bharat Wholesales requires any additional information or documents, such requirement will be communicated to the Seller. The Seller shall be required to respond to such additional requests within 7 (seven) days of receipt of such request from Bharat Wholesales. Upon receipt of complete information from the Seller, Bharat Wholesales will endeavour to provide its final response to the request within 7 (seven) working days. 
    3. The final decision on enablement of the TC feature on the Platform for the Seller shall rest with Bharat Wholesales and Bharat Wholesales’s decision in this respect shall be final and binding on the relevant Seller. 
    4. The TC feature will be enabled by the Seller for its Buyers subject to separate terms and conditions that will be entered into between the Buyer(s) and the Seller. 
    5. Bharat Wholesales hereby disclaims any and all liability with respect to any claims that may arise in respect of grant of TC by a Seller to its Buyers.

 

  1. DISCLAIMER
  1. We are a marketplace platform that connects vendors with the buyers. We shall not mediate or resolve any dispute or disagreement between you and buyers of your products.

 

  1. The site is provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis, and Bharat Wholesales (and our licensors and affiliates) expressly disclaim any and all warranties and conditions of any kind. We (and our licensors and affiliates) make no warranty that the Site or product will meet your requirements, will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis, or will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe.

 

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
  2. We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control.

 

  1. To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall Bharat Wholesales (or our licensors or affiliates) be liable to you or any third party for any lost profits, lost data, or any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from or relating to these terms or your use of, or inability to use or sellthrough, the site, even if Bharat Wholesales has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Access to, and use of, the Site is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your device or computer system, or loss of data resulting therefrom.

 

  1. To the maximum extent permitted by law, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, our liability to you for any damages arising from or related to these Terms (for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action), will at all times be limited to INR 5,000. The existence of more than one claim will not enlarge this limit.

 

  1. INDEMNITY

You acknowledge to defend, indemnify and hold Bharat Wholesales, its buyers, its affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, agents, partners, and any other licensors (hereinafter referred to as “Indemnified Party”) harmless from and against any claim, disputes, fine, liability, demand or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by a third party, relating to, or arising from:

  1. Your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation to any right to privacy, publicity rights, defamation or intellectual property rights, including product that you liston the platform;
  2. Your wrongful or improper use of Site ;
  3. Your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations or any other applicable law through or related to the use of our Services;
  4. Your violation of these Terms or any other policy of Bharat Wholesales as associated with our services;
  5. The indemnifications set forth above will survive the termination or expiration of these Terms and/or your use of our services.

 

  1. TRANSACTION AND DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND BUYERS

Bharat Wholesales is merely a facilitator and is not and cannot be a party to or control in any manner any transactions of sale or purchase on the Platform. We shall not be liable to mediate or otherwise become party to any dispute between you and the buyer of your products on the platform.

 

  1. GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  2. Governing Law: The Terms and any dispute arising out of or relating to the same will be governed by applicable laws of the Republic of India.
  3. Dispute Resolution:
  4. Amicable Resolution: If in case, any controversy, conflict or dispute of any nature arises between the vendor and Bharat Wholesales, in connection with the provisions of these Terms, or our Privacy Policy, or out of or relating to or in connection with the use of our Website, the parties shall spend at least 30 days to try and use all means to amicably resolve that dispute or conflict or controversy, with mutual discussions.
  5. Binding Arbitration: If however, the attempt to settle such a dispute amicably fail, then such controversy, conflict or dispute between the vendor and Bharat Wholesales, shall be submitted to the binding expedited Arbitration, to be presided over by a sole Arbitrator, which is to be appointed by Bharat Wholesales. The Arbitrator so appointed shall decide the rules of the Arbitration proceeding. The language of Arbitration proceedings (including that of any documents to be submitted therein) shall be English and the seat shall be at New Delhi, India.
  6. Cost and Expenses: The parties to the Arbitration proceedings shall mutually bear all the costs and expenses relating to the appointment of Arbitrator, and of the Arbitration proceedings.
  7. Challenge to the Arbitration: In case of any dispute as to the Arbitration clause above or in case of enforcement of the Arbitration award, and in any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within New Delhi, India.

 

  1. NOTICES

When you use the Website or send emails to Bharat Wholesales, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive electronically any communications related to your use of this Website. Bharat Wholesales will communicate with you by email, SMS, WhatsApp, phone call or by posting notices on this Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that are provided to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. We may give notice by means of a general notice via electronic mail to your email address as available with us. If you want to give a notice to us, you can do so by dropping an electronic mail to info@bharatwholesales.in.

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS
  2. Severability: If any provision of these Terms is held to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.
  3. Waiver: Our failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by us of any provision or any right that we have to enforce these Terms and nor shall any course of conduct between Bharat Wholesales and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms.
  • Survival: Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Terms of Use, or any general legal principles to the contrary, any provision of these Terms of Use that imposes or contemplates continuing obligations on either party shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms of Use, for any reason whatsoever.
  1. No Third-Party Beneficiaries: Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms of Use or the Purchase, Return and Refund Policy, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to these Terms of Use or the Purchase, Return and Refund Policy.
  2. No Assignment: You may not assign these Terms of Use or the Purchase, Return and Refund Policy (or any rights, benefits or obligations hereunder) by operation of law or otherwise without the prior written consent of Bharat Wholesales, which may be withheld at Bharat Wholesales’s sole discretion. Any attempted assignment that does not comply with these Terms of Use or the Purchase, Return and Refund Policy shall be null and void.
  3. Entire Agreement: The Terms, together with any additional terms and conditions incorporated herein or referred to herein constitute the entire Agreement between Bharat Wholesales and You, relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any prior understanding or agreements (whether oral or written) regarding the subject matter, and may not be amended or modified except in writing or by making such amendments or modifications available on our Website.
  • Force Majeure:Bharat Wholesales, its vendors and delivery partners will be excused from performance for any period during which, and to the extent that, such party or any subcontractor is prevented from performing any obligation or service (such as processing or shipment or delivery of your order), in whole or in part, as a result of causes beyond its reasonable control, and without its fault or negligence, including without limitation, acts of God, strikes, lockouts, riots, acts of terrorism or war, epidemics, communication line failures, power failures and government-imposed lockdowns or similar restrictions.
  • Updates to these Terms: We may add to or change or update these Terms at any time, from time to time, entirely at our own discretion, with or without any prior written notice. You are responsible for checking these Terms periodically. Your use of the Site after any amendments to the Terms shall constitute your acceptance to such amendments.

 

  1. CONTACT US

If you have questions or need any clarification, please feel free to contact us at info@bharatwholesales.in.

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ANNEXURE – I

PRODUCT LISTING POLICY

 

GENERAL TERMS

  1. You may not post any content or sell any item on Bharat Wholesales Platform that is restricted or prohibited by a central, state or local law in India.
  2. Posting any content or listing any item below are specifically prohibited unless expressly permitted in writing by Bharat Wholesales. HOWEVER, THIS LIST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE EXHAUSTIVE AND IS MERELY INDICATIVE.
  3. Bharat Wholesales has chosen to also prohibit the posting of items which may not be restricted or prohibited by law but are nonetheless controversial including:
    1. Items that encourage illegal activities (e.g. lock pick tools, synthetic urine for cheating drug tests);
    2. Items that are racially, religiously or ethnically derogatory, or that promote hatred, violence, racial or religious intolerance;
    3. Giveaways, lotteries, raffles, or contests;
    4. Stocks, bonds, investment interests, and other securities;
    5. Pornographic materials or items that are sexual in nature;
    6. Items that do not offer physical product or service, such as digital currencies and advertisements solely for the purpose of collecting user information.
  4. Bharat Wholesales reserves the right to impose additional restrictions and prohibitions.

 

SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED AND CONTROLLED ITEMS

  1. DRUGS AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
    • Bharat Wholesales forbids any and all listing or sale of narcotics, psychotropic drugs, natural drugs, synthetic drugs, steroids and other controlled substances (including all drugs listed in Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Narcotics or Psychopathic Substances Act or any other law applicable).
    • Drug paraphernalia, including all items that are primarily intended or designed for use in manufacturing, concealing, or using a controlled substance.
    • The listing or sale of packaging materials which may be utilized to contain controlled substances, materials conducive to smuggling, storing, trafficking, transporting and manufacturing illicit drugs (e.g. marijuana grow lights), publications and other media providing information related to the production of illicit drugs.
    • The listing or sale of orally administered or ingested sexual enhancement foods and supplements.

 

  1. EXPLOSIVE, HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND FIREARMS
    • The posting of explosives and related ignition and detonation equipment.
    • Radioactive substances, toxic and poisonous chemicals.
    • The posting, offering for sale, or offering for purchase of hazardous or dangerous materials.
    • Ozone depleting substances are not permitted to be listed.
    • Listing of fireworks, firecrackers and associated products are forbidden. Where the User is a properly licensed to sell these products an exception can be made.
    • Any service, instruction, process, or aid for producing any biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons, or other Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) or known associated agents.
    • The posting of, offering for sale, or offering for purchase of any arms, military ordnance, weapons (including explosive weapons), and/or any related parts and components (whether integral or otherwise).
    • Posting, offering for sale, or offering of purchase of weapons that can incapacitate or cause serious physical harm to others (e.g. stun guns, batons, crossbows).
    • While listing of most knives and other cutting instruments is permitted, switchblade knives, gravity knifes, knuckledusters (bladed or not), bladed handheld devices, and disguised knives are prohibited.
    • Bharat Wholesales maintains discretion over what items are appropriate and may cause removal of a listing that it deems as a weapon.

 

  1. GOVERNMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY ISSUED ITEMS

Following items are not permitted to be listed:

    • Articles of clothing or identification that claim to be, or appear similar to, official government uniforms.
    • Law enforcement badges or law enforcement equipment from any public authority, including badges issued by the government of any country.
    • Military decorations, medals and awards, in addition to items with substantially similar designs.
    • Police uniforms, police insignia and police vehicles.
    • There are some police items that may be listed on the Bharat Wholesales, provided they observe the following guidelines:
      • Authorized general souvenir items that do not resemble badges, and paperweights that do not contain badges.
      • Badges that are clearly not genuine or official.
      • Historical badges that do not resemble modern law enforcement badges, provided that the item description clearly states that the badge is a historical piece.
      • Any official, internal, classified or non-public documents.
      • Listing of police equipment and associated products

 

  1. ADULT AND OBSCENE MATERIALS
    • The posting or sale of pornographic materials.
    • Items depicting or suggestive of bestiality, rape sex, incest or sex with graphic violence or degradation, and any items depicting or suggestive of sex involving minors, are strictly prohibited.

 

  1. CIRCUMVENTION DEVICES AND OTHER EQUIPMENT USED FOR ILLICIT PURPOSES
    • Descramblers and other items that can be used to gain unauthorized access to television programming (such as satellite and cable TV), internet access, telephone, data or other protected, restricted, or premium services.
    • Devices designed to intentionally block, jam or interfere with authorized radio communications, such as cellular and personal communication services, police radar, global positioning systems (GPS) and wireless networking services (Wi-Fi).
    • The listing or sale of spy equipment and devices used for interception of wire, oral and electronic communications.
    • Bank card readers and “skimmers”.
    • Any and all unauthorized circumvention devices not included in the above are also strictly prohibited.

 

  1. ILLEGAL SERVICES
    • Listings claiming to provide government services and related products.
    • The listing or sale of any form of invoices or receipts (including blank, pre-filled, or value added invoices or receipts).
    • Bharat Wholesales prohibits listings for the sole purpose of collecting user information or raising money.

 

  1. COLLECTIONS, ARTIFACTS AND PRECIOUS METALS
    • Bharat Wholesales strictly forbids the sale and purchase of currency, coins, banknotes, stocks, bonds, money orders, credit and debit cards, investment interest, currency in digital or any intangible form (e.g. crypto-currency), as well as the equipment and materials used to produce such items.
    • Counterfeits of the identified articles, legal tender and stamps.
    • Reproductions or replicas of coins as collectible items must be clearly marked with the word "COPY", "REPRODUCTION" or "REPLICA" and comply with local laws.
    • Rough diamonds and “conflict minerals” originating from non-compliant countries.
    • Artefacts, cultural relics, historical grave markers, and related items are protected under the laws of India.

 

  1. HUMAN PARTS, HUMAN REMAINS AND PROTECTED FLORA AND FAUNA
    • Listing of human body parts and remains.
    • The listing or sale of any animal (including any animal parts such as pelts, skins, internal organs, teeth, claws, shells, bones, tusks, ivory and other parts) protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) or any other local law or regulation.

 

  1. OFFENSIVE MATERIAL AND INFORMATION DETRIMENTAL TO NATIONAL SECURITY
    • Any publication or other media containing state secrets or information detrimental to national security or public order.
    • Any information supporting or advocating infringement of national sovereignty, terrorist organizations or discrimination on grounds of race, sex, or religion.
    • Postings that are ethnically or racially offensive.
    • Materials advocating, promoting or otherwise supporting fascism, Nazism and other extreme ideologies.

 

  1. TOBACCO PRODUCTS
    • The posting of tobacco products, including but not limited to cigars, cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, chewing tobacco and tobacco leaf is prohibited.

 

Last Updated on 25-08-2021