Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to Dufa. Please read these conditions carefully before using the Dufa’s Website (hereinafter referred to as “Dufa” or our “Website”). By using Dufa, you signify your agreement to be bound by the ‘Terms and Conditions of Use’ mentioned herein.
Dufa is an e-commerce marketplace for artistic, handcrafted unique products. Dufa connects artists to people who appreciate and love handmade and creative products. Dufa intends to reach out to artists from every corner of India who want to showcase and sell their creative work of art either full time or part time.
Particulars about the Terms and Conditions of Use:
- Accepting the Terms and Conditions of Use
- e-Commerce Marketplace
- License for Dufa
- Your Account with Dufa
- Terms for Buyers
- User Content
- Your use of our Services
- Fees and Taxes
- Limitations of Liability
- Law and Jurisdiction
- Variation in Terms
- Entire Agreement
- Contact Information
- Accepting the Terms and Conditions of Use:
The Terms and Conditions of Use are a legally binding contract between you and Dufa.
The terms and conditions of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms”) mentioned hereunder govern your use of our Website; by using Dufa, you accept these Terms in full. Please read these Terms carefully before using Dufa.
These Terms sets out your rights and responsibilities when you use Dufa and the other services provided by Dufa (hereinafter collectively referred as “Services”).
Use of Dufa is available only to persons who can form a legally binding contract under the Indian Contract Act, 1872. Hence, you must be at least 18 (Eighteen) years of age to use Dufa. By using Dufa and by agreeing to these Terms you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 (Eighteen) years of age. If you are a minor i.e. under the age of 18 (Eighteen) years, you may use Dufa only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
By using any of our Services, you’re agreeing to the Terms. If you don’t agree with the Terms or any part of it, you may not use our Services.
- e-Commerce Marketplace:
You agree, understand and acknowledge that Dufa is an online platform that enables enables buyers to purchase products, listed on the Website, at a price indicated therein at any time from any location. You further agree and acknowledge that Dufa is only a facilitator and is not and cannot be a party to or control in any manner any transactions on the Website.
Accordingly, the contract of sale of products shall be a strictly bipartite contract between the sellers and the buyers on Dufa.
- License for Dufa:
Unless otherwise stated, Tripling Solutions Private Limited owns the property rights in the Website. Subject to the license below, all these property rights are reserved.
We grant you a limited licence to access and make personal use of this Website. You may view, download for caching purposes only and print the contents from the Website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms.
You must not:
- republish material from Dufa (including republication on another website);
- sell, rent or sub-license material from our Website;
- reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our Website for a commercial purpose;
- edit or otherwise modify any material on the Website; or
- redistribute material from this Website [except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution].
- use any logo of Dufa or other proprietary graphic without express written consent of Tripling Solutions Private Limited.
Any unauthorised use terminates the permission or license granted by Tripling Solutions Private Limited.
- Your Account with Dufa:
You will need to create an account with Dufa to use our Services. Here are few Terms about accounts with Dufa:
- Provide accurate information about yourself. It’s prohibited to use false information or impersonate another person or company through your account.
- You may not use language that is offensive, vulgar, infringes someone’s intellectual property rights, or otherwise violates the Terms.
- You're responsible for your account. You are solely responsible for any activity on your account. If you are sharing an account with any other person, then the person whose financial information is on the account will ultimately be responsible for all activity. If you’re registering as a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to agree to the Terms on behalf of the business entity. Also, your accounts are not transferable.
- Protect your password. As we mentioned above, you are solely responsible for any activity on your account, so it is important to keep your account password secure.
- Relationship. These Terms don't create any agency, partnership, joint venture, employment, or franchisee relationship between you and Dufa.
- Terms for Buyers:
The Terms mentioned in this section shall be agreed upon by the Buyers, in addition to other Terms contained herein.
- Understanding Dufa’s Limitations as an e-Commerce Platform:
Dufa provides a platform for Buyers to discover and purchase from Sellers around India. It is important to note that Dufa is not a part of that transaction. By shopping on Dufa, you understand that:
- You are not buying directly from Dufa, but from one of the many talented Sellers registered on Dufa;
- Dufa does not pre-screen Sellers and therefore, does not guarantee or endorse any items sold on Dufa or any content posted by Sellers; and
- Each Seller on Dufa has their own delivery times, delivery methods and shop policies.
- Purchasing an Item on Dufa:
When you buy from Dufa, you’re directly supporting an independent business, each with its unique policies, delivery times and payment systems. By making a purchase from a Seller on Dufa, you agree that you have:
- Read the item description and policies before making a purchase;
- Submitted appropriate payment for item(s) purchased; and
- Provided accurate delivery information to the Seller.
- Leaving a Review of an Item Purchased:
Reviews are a great way to learn about a Seller’s items, it helps Sellers to build a strong reputation, or help warn other Buyers about a poor experience.
You can leave a review, including a one to five star rating and a photograph of your purchase and you can also edit your review, including the photograph, any number of times, at your discretion. Your review and/or photograph and profile information will be publicly displayed on the Seller's review pages.
By leaving a review or photograph, you acknowledge that your content may not:
- Contain private information;
- Contain obscene, racist or harassing language or imagery;
- Contain advertising or spam;
- Be about things outside the Seller’s control, such as a delivery carrier, Dufa, or a third party;
- Contain threats or extortion;
- Include shilling or otherwise falsely inflate a shop’s review score; or
- Undermine the integrity of the Reviews system.
By uploading a photograph on Dufa, you warrant that:
- You own the photograph or you have the rights or permission to use the photograph; and
- You understand that, as stated in Dufa’s Terms, Dufa has license to use any content you provide to Dufa.
We reserve the right to remove reviews or photographs that violate our policies or Terms.
d. Creating and Uploading Content:
As a Buyer on Dufa, you have the opportunity to create and upload a variety of content, like text, photos, and videos. In order to keep our Website safe and respectful, you agree that you will not upload content that is:
- Obscene or vulgar;
- In violation of someone else’s privacy or intellectual property rights; or
- False, deceptive or misleading.
- User Content:
In these Terms, “User Content” means materials (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material, descriptions, reviews, comments, usernames) that you submit on the Website using Our Services, for whatever purpose (hereinafter referred to as “Your Content”).
- Responsibility for Your Content:
You understand that you are solely responsible for Your Content. You represent that you have all necessary rights to Your Content and that you’re not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it.
- Permission to Use Your Content:
By posting Your Content through our Services, you grant Dufa an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, adapt, publish, display, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute and store it. We don’t claim any ownership to Your Content, but we have your permission to use it to help Dufa function and grow. That way, we won’t infringe any rights you have in Your Content and we can help promote your products.
- Reporting Unauthorised Content:
Dufa has great respect for property rights, and is committed to following appropriate legal procedures to remove infringing content from the Services. Your Content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Dufa or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).
- Inappropriate, False or Misleading Content:
You agree that you will not post any content that is abusive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, or otherwise offensive or in violation of our Terms or that is false and misleading or uses the Services in a manner that is fraudulent or deceptive. Dufa reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this Website, or stored on Dufa, or hosted or published upon our Website. Notwithstanding Dufa's rights under these Term in relation to Your content, Dufa does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this Website.
- Your use of our Services:
We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license to use our Services, subject to the Terms and the following restrictions in particular:
- No violation of applicable laws:
You agree that you will not violate any laws in connection with your use of the Services. You must not use our Dufa in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to Dufa or impairment of the availability or accessibility of our Website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
- Payment of your bills:
You are responsible for paying all fees that you owe to Dufa.
- Restricted Access:
Access to certain contents of this Website is restricted. Dufa reserves the right to restrict access to other areas of this Website, or indeed this entire Website, at Dufa's discretion. If Dufa provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this Website or other content or Services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. Dufa may disable your user ID and password at Dufa's sole discretion without notice or explanation.
When you visit Dufa, you are communicating with us electronically. You will be required to provide a valid phone number, product details, shop policies, delivery estimate, etc. while placing an order on our Website. We may communicate with you by e-mail, messaging, phone call or by posting notices on the Website or by any other mode of communication. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications (including transactional, promotional and/or commercial messages), from us with respect to your use of the Website and/or your order placed on Dufa.
- Do not try to harm our System:
You must not use this Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
- You must not use Dufa to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
- Fees and Taxes:
You shall be responsible for payment of all fees / costs / charges associated with the purchase of products from us and you agree to bear any and all applicable taxes including but not limited to Value Added Tax, Service Tax, Goods and Services Tax, duties and cesses etc.
Collection of appropriate taxes and remittance to appropriate authorities within the Indian regulations and laws remains the sole responsibility and liability of the Seller. Dufa does not collect or make tax payments on any Seller's behalf.
Fees, taxes, and payments to be made can be referred at Fees & Payments Policy.
- Termination by You:
We would hate to see you go, but you may terminate your account with Dufa at any time from your account settings. Terminating your account will not affect the availability of some of Your Content that you posted through the Services prior to termination. Also, you shall be liable to pay any outstanding bills post termination of your account.
- Termination by Dufa:
We may terminate or suspend your account (and any related accounts) and your access to the Services at any time, for any reason, and without advance notice. If we do so, it’s important to understand that you don’t have a contractual or legal right to continue to use our Services.
- If you or Dufa terminate your account, you may lose any information associated with your account, including Your Content.
- Discontinue the Services:
Dufa reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue any of the Services at any time, for any reason. We will not be liable to you for the effect that any changes to the Services may have on you, including your income or your ability to generate revenue through the Services.
This Website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Dufa makes no representations or warranties in relation to this Website or the information and materials provided on this Website. The services and the content are provided on an “as is,” “where is, “where available” and “as available” basis. You acknowledge that any reliance on or use of the Website, the Services and the content is at your sole risk.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Dufa does not warrant that:
- the Services in this Website will be available at any particular time or constantly available; or
- any defects or errors will be corrected immediately; or
- the Services will be free of viruses or other harmful materials.
Nothing on this Website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.
- Limitations of Liability:
- Items You Purchase:
You understand that Dufa does not manufacture, store, or inspect any of the items sold through our Services. We provide a platform; the items in our marketplace are produced and sold directly by independent Sellers, so Dufa cannot and does not make any warranties about their quality, safety or even their legality. Any legal claim related to an item you purchase must be brought directly against the Seller of the item. You release Dufa from any claims related to items sold through our Services, including for defective items, misrepresentations by Sellers, or items that caused physical injury (like product liability claims).
- Content You Access:
You may come across materials that you find offensive or inappropriate while using our Services. We make no representations concerning any content posted by users through the Services. Dufa is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of content posted by users that you accessed through the Services. You release us from all liability relating to that content.
- People You Interact With:
You can use the Services to interact with other individuals, either online or in person. However, you understand that we do not screen users of our Services, and you release us from all liability relating to your interactions with other users.
- Third-Party Services:
- Gift Cards and Promotions:
You acknowledge that Dufa does not make any warranties with respect to your Gift Card balance and is not responsible for any unauthorised access to, or alteration, theft, or destruction of a Gift Card or Gift Card code that results from any action by you or a third party. You also acknowledge that we may suspend or prohibit use of your Gift Card if your Gift Card or Gift Card code has been reported lost or stolen, or if we believe your Gift Card balance is being used suspiciously, fraudulently, or in an otherwise unauthorised manner. By participating in a special offer or promotion, you agree that you may not later claim that the rules of that special offer or promotion were ambiguous.
- Liability Limits:
To the fullest extent permitted by law, neither Dufa, nor our Employees or Directors, Agents, Successors and Assigns shall be liable to you for any lost profits or revenues, or for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms.
YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT DUFA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY USERS’ CONTENT OR DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY AND THAT YOU ASSUME THE FULL RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING.
We hope this never happens, but if Dufa gets sued because of something that you did, you agree to defend and indemnify us. That means you will defend Dufa (including any of our Employees, Directors, Agents, Successors and Assigns) and hold us harmless from any legal claim or demand (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Dufa to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Dufa's Legal Advisors) that arises from your actions, your use (or misuse) of our Services, your breach of the Terms, or your account’s infringement of someone else’s rights.
- Law and Jurisdiction:
If you are upset with us, let us know, and hopefully we can resolve your issue. But if we can’t, then these rules will govern any legal dispute involving our Services.
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India, and any dispute relating to these Terms will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Bangalore High Court.
- Variation in Terms:
We may update these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms will apply to the use of this Website from the date of the publication of the Revised Terms on Dufa unless otherwise specified. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
You are responsible for reviewing any variation in Terms. Your use of the Services following the changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated Terms.
If any part of the Terms is found to be unenforceable, that part will be limited to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect. Our failure to enforce any part of the Terms is not a waiver of our right to later enforce that or any other part of the Terms. We may assign any of our rights and obligations under the Terms.
- Entire Agreement:
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Dufa in relation to your use of this Website, and supersede any other agreement between you and Dufa regarding the Services.
- Contact Information:
If you have any questions about the Terms, please e-mail us at email@example.com
Last updated on: December 15, 2020