Terms and Conditions

Updated at 2022-08-09

These Terms and Conditions governing the use of this Hristigo Marketplace (hereinafter referred to as “Hristigo”) and setting out the rights and obligations of all users regarding the use of the Website (hereinafter referred to as “Services”).
These Terms and Conditions are a valid and enforceable contract between you (hereinafter referred to as the “You”, “you”, “user”, “users”) and Hristigo (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”, “us”, “we”). By joining Hristigo as a customer or using Hristigo Website (as defined below), You agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
Hristigo is operated by Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., with its company number U72900KL2021PTC071619 and registered address at: 14/291 M, Suite 06Y, 1st Floor, A Square, Edathala P.O, Kuzhivelippady, Ernakulam, Ernakulam, Kerala, India, 683561 (hereinafter referred also to as “Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.”).

Hristigo is a marketplace that allows users to sell and purchase various goods. 
Your access to and use of the Hristigo is conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use of Hristigo.
Any guidance we provide as part of our Services (as defined below), such as pricing, listing, and sourcing is solely informational and you may decide to follow it or not. Also, while we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes, Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. has no control over and does not guarantee: the existence, quality, safety or legality of items advertised; the truth or accuracy of users’ content or listings; the ability of customers to pay for goods; or that the customer or the seller will actually complete a transaction or return the results of works and services.
1.      Definitions
1.1.   “Content” means the textual, visual or audio content that is encountered as part of your experience on Hristigo. It may include, among other things: text, images, sounds, videos and animations, advertising material, and all other goods related materials that can be posted, uploaded, linked to or otherwise made available regardless of the form of that content.
1.2.   “Hristigo Website” or “Website” means any website of Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.and includes all web pages controlled by us.
1.3.   “Post” means place on or into our Website any Content or material of any sort by any means.
1.4.   “Product” means the goods offered for sale by sellers on our Website.
1.5.   “Service” means all of the services available from our Website, whether free or charged.
1.6. “Term and Conditions” (also referred to “Terms”) mean these Terms and Conditions that from the entire agreement between You and the Company regarding the use of the Services.
1.7. “You” means any individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

2.      Our contract
2.1.   The relationship between us is solely that:
2.1.1.      in consideration of a fee charged by us, we provide for the sellers and the customers an Internet market place as an arm’s length contractor/intermediary;
2.1.2.      we act as the sellers’ agent solely in the collection of money paid by the customers;
2.1.3.      we are not partners or joint venturers;
2.1.4.      we are not related to any Product sold through our Website.
2.2.   If the seller places his/her professional profile or a Product for sale on our Website, such seller undertakes to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and any other terms and conditions, agreements, policies, etc. available on our Website.
2.3.   If the customer places his/her project or tasks that need to get done on our Website, such customer undertakes to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and any other terms and conditions, agreements, policies, etc. available on our Website.
2.4.   If the customer searches for and purchases a Product through our Website, such customer undertakes to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and any other terms and conditions, agreements, policies, etc. available on our Website.
2.5.   When seller places a Product on our Website, such seller shall be bound to comply with any applicable legislation, both national and international.
2.6.   Although we are not a party to the contract between a seller and a customer, we may remove the Products of such seller from offer if the customer or any our Website visitor has a valid complaint against such seller. In such case we may also block such seller from the use of our Website and terminate our legal relationship with such seller.
2.7.   We may change these Terms and Conditions in any way and at any time. It is the sole responsibility of the sellers and/or the customers to check for any new versions of these Terms and Conditions posted on our Website in order to check for their rights and obligations hereunder. If the seller or the customer does not agree to any amendment hereto, such seller or customer shall immediately stop the use our Website both to sell and/or to buy Products through our Website.
2.8.   Subject to these Terms and Conditions and to all other legal documents and/or the procedures set out on our Website, you may sell and/or buy the Product through our Website.
3.      Product/Project placement
3.1.   Sellers and customers agree that they shall:
3.1.1.      not place on our Website any Product for sale/project that needs to get done which is not of merchantable quality;
3.1.2.      not place on our Website any Product/ project that needs to get done which is forbidden or restricted for sale by any applicable national or international legislation;
3.1.3.      remove from our Website any Product/ project that needs to get done which for any reason, the seller/the customer is unable to supply/to fund;
3.1.4.      not re-post any Product/project that needs to get done we remove from offer for sale.
4.      Delivery
4.1.   Any and all deliveries of Products shall be made by the seller and approved by the customer via our Website subject to a contract between the seller and the customer. Both sellers and customers hereby explicitly understand and acknowledge that Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. does not offer, is not responsible for and is not liable for any matters related to delivery of the Products and acts solely as an intermediary to facilitate the sellers and the customers to find each other and perform the respective payments for the Products as specified below.
4.2.   The customers hereby explicitly confirm and acknowledge that any delivery policies applicable to the Products offered by various sellers through our Website are sole responsibility of such sellers whereas seller is not anyhow involved in the delivery of the Products. 
4.3.   The sellers are not allowed to include information in their listings which may mislead sellers about their rights under the applicable legislation. The seller hereby undertake to advise customers what rights they may have under under the applicable legislation.
4.4.   The sellers hereby acknowledge and agree that we, at our discretion, may automate some aspects of the returns and refund process if no reply is received to a return request of the customer. The sellers also acknowledge and agree that we may exercise our reasonable discretion to make a final decision on any refunds where the customer and the seller cannot come to agreement.
4.5.  The sellers hereby agree that they shall:
4.5.1.     try their best to reply to the customer within 3 business days to any refund claims or disputes; if no response is received within 3 business days, Hristigo will have to step in to find a solution;
4.5.2.     comply with any applicable consumer protection laws and regulations, relating in particular to the seller’s obligations to provide full information and accept cancellations and refunds;
4.5.3.     when the seller has an obligation to return money to the customer for any reason as envisage by the applicable legislation, such seller shall do so if the funds have already been transferred to the seller by Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. or shall not try to hinder Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. from refunding the funds to the customer if they have not yet been transferred to the seller; the sellers hereby acknowledge and agree that Hristigo decision on the return of the funds to the customer shall be final;
4.5.4.     provide information to us in respect of any claim for non-delivery and any dispute as to payment, so as to enable us to identify the possibility of fraud. 
4.5.5.     on its own take inventory, count services and determine the amount to be paid by the customer.
4.5.6.     demand payment based on a written request.
5.      The selling procedure
5.1.   When Posting a Product, it is important that the seller sets up its own terms and conditions for customers, such as return & refund policy. It is important that the seller clearly specifies the terms and conditions of the sale so that the customers know what to expect. Please make sure to include the following details in the Product listing:
5.1.1.      Detailed product description;
5.1.2.      Price;
5.1.3.      Taxes and any applicable government imposed fees;
5.1.4.      Terms of delivery of the Product.
5.2.   Hristigo is not responsible for the fulfillment by the seller of the contract to sell a Product.
5.3.   The seller hereby agrees and undertakes to tell us if at any time the supply is exhausted.
6.    Taxation
6.1. The sellers and the customers hereby acknowledge and confirm that they are generally responsible for any but not limited Goods and Services Tax (GST), VAT, sales tax, or any other taxes that apply to Products sold through our Website. For more information about your tax obligations, please contact your respective tax authorities or tax advisors in your country.
6.2. In any jurisdiction where Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. has an obligation to collect tax on consumer purchases:
6.2.1. Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. may add the applicable tax to the Product price displayed to the customer;
6.2.2. Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. will display the tax amount at checkout once the customer’s order and delivery address are confirmed, and this will be included in the order total paid by the customer;
6.2.3. Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. will collect this amount via any means available to us, including by deducting the necessary amounts from the funds which are to be transferred to the seller or customer, and remit the tax to the relevant authority.
6.3. As the seller, you acknowledge and agree that Hristigo has an obligation to collect tax on consumer purchases and that we may not report tax collected to you.
7.      Our commission and payments to the sellers
7.1.   Hristigo serves as a secure place for payments by the customers for the Products offered by the sellers through our Website:
7.1.1.     The customers when purchasing the Products make payment for such Products through Hristigo automated payment system only in order to be sure that their funds are secure and will be refunded to the customers if the sellers do not deliver the purchased Products to the customers;
7.1.2.     The funds paid are kept on our bank accounts until seller confirms that the Product purchased by the customer is delivered to the customer and the customer does not have any objections regarding the quality of the Product;
7.1.3.     If the seller does not notify us that it has delivered the Product to the customer within the term indicated in the description of the Product or if the customer notifies us that the Product has not been delivered within the same term, we may provide the seller with a reasonable time to deliver the Product and confirm such delivery to us. If the seller does not notify us within the given period of time that the Product has been delivered to the customer, we have the right to refund the money paid for the Product to the customer and the seller hereby acknowledges and confirms that such refund shall not be challenged by the seller;
7.1.4.     We will pay the sellers within 10-60 working days of confirmed delivery of the Products to the customers;
7.1.5.     If the customer notifies us that the delivered Product is of unsatisfactory quality, the provisions of clause 4 and applicable cancelation and refund policies shall apply.
7.2.   Joining Hristigo as the seller and posting the Products for sale is free. We do retain proportion/commission of each sale. Such commissions are set by Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. and are made available for the sellers on a regular basis either through our Website, or through personal correspondence with seller, or by any other means of communication at the discretion of Hristigo.
7.3.   The sellers hereby acknowledge and agree that the applicable commissions may change at any time and confirm that the sellers are solely responsible to check the commissions applicable at any given moment of time.
7.4.   The Products are offered to the customers at the price indicated by the sellers, subject to these Terms and Conditions and also the other requirements we set out on our Website from time to time.
7.5.  Our fees and commissions are payable on demand and may not exceed 50 percent of the cost of each specific product.  The sellers irrevocably authorise us to deduct them from sums paid to us by the customer.
7.6.   Our Website selling system is an automated system.
7.7.   If an action by the customer results in a charge back to our account, the seller agrees that we may deduct the sum charged back together with any fee paid to our service provider and bank, from any sum due to such seller, at or after that time.
7.8.   If the seller or we accept any cancellation and consequently refund money to the customer, we are not obliged to repay commission to the seller.
7.9.   If in our discretion we believe that the sellers’ performance as a seller results in a significant number of charges back and / or customer disputes or if we believe any seller is in breach of these Terms and Conditions, we are free to hold back payments to such seller until we are satisfied that disputes have been settled and/ or breach rectified. In these cases, we are also free to terminate legal relationships with the sellers.
8.      Advertising the Products
8.1.   Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. may at its discretion offer advertising services to specific sellers. If such sellers accept our offer to advertise market or promote their Products, the following conditions apply.
8.1.1.      We may use the services of a specialist Internet marketing business cooperating with Hristigo;
8.1.2.      Without prior consent of Hristigo Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., the sellers shall not contract with any other person or company for specialist services to advertise Products posted on our Website. Here the sellers’ obligation is limited to the extent of the price charged and due to us;
8.1.3.      The prices charged to the sellers will include all payments we make to others;
8.1.4.      We give no guarantee as to the success of any advertising placed;
8.1.5.      We might post information about the Products, including images, on our social media platforms.
9.      Product warranties
9.1.   The sellers hereby warrant that any Product placed on our Website for sale:
9.1.1.      is not: illegal, obscene, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing any intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to any third party;
9.1.2.      does not offend against the law of any country whose citizens might purchase it.
9.2.   The sellers hereby warrant that they own the copyright of any Content they place on our Website for sale, or that they have the permission of the copyright owner:
9.2.1.      to enter or upload that Content;
9.2.2.      to receive the net proceeds of such sales as arise.
10.  How we handle the Content
10.1.     If the seller posts Content to any public area of our Website, it becomes available in the public domain. We have no control over who sees it or what anyone does with it.
10.2.     The sellers hereby irrevocably authorize us to publish feedback, comments and ratings about the Products, services and activities through our Website, even though it may be defamatory or critical. If a seller has a problem with feedback or thinks it is not true, such seller is solely responsible to contact the person who posted such feedback, comment, rating and solve this issue individually with such person.
10.3.     Posting Content of any sort does not change the sellers’ ownership of the copyright in it. We have no claim over it and we cannot protect such seller’s rights.
10.4.     The sellers understand that they are personally responsible for their breach of someone else’s intellectual property rights, defamation, or any law, which may occur as a result of any Content having been posted by such sellers.
10.5.     The sellers accept all risk and responsibility for determining whether any Content is in the public domain and not confidential.
10.6.     Please notify us right away of any security breach or unauthorised use of your account.
11.  Using Hristigo Website
11.1.     We invite sellers to Post Content to our Website for marketing their Products. We have to regulate the use of our Website to protect our business and our staff, to protect other users of our Website and to comply with the law.
11.2.     While using our Website, you will not:
11.2.1.  be unlawful, or tend to incite another person to commit a crime;
11.2.2.  be obscene, offensive, threatening, violent, malicious or defamatory;
11.2.3.  infringe any laws, third party rights or our policies;
11.2.4.  be sexually explicit or pornographic;
11.2.5.  be likely to deceive any person or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity, age or affiliation with any person;
11.2.6.  use a Posting to solicit responses unconnected with the purpose of our Website or the terms proposed by these Terms and Conditions.
11.2.7.  sell or buy on our Website if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18 or are suspended from selling or buying on our Website;
11.2.8.  circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to our;
11.2.9.  distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk electronic communications, chain letters or pyramid schemes;
11.2.10.       distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm our Website or the interests or property of Hristigo;
11.2.11.       harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
11.2.12.       Offer or reference your contact information or ask the customer for their contact information in the context of buying or selling outside of Hristigo, you may be liable to pay a commission fee applicable to that item.
11.3.     The sellers and the customers hereby irrevocably acknowledge and agree that we, at our sole discretion, may refuse, or edit, or remove any Content and/or Posting, either in full or in part, which does not comply with these Terms and Conditions, any other binding document on our Website, any applicable law or regulation.
11.4.     The sellers and the customers hereby irrevocably agree that they will not, and will not allow any other person to:
11.4.1.  modify, copy, or cause damage or unintended effect to any portion of our Website, or any software used within it;
11.4.2.  link to our Website in any way that would cause the appearance or presentation of our Website to be different from what would be seen by a user who accessed our Website by typing the URL into a standard browser;
11.4.3.  download any part of our Website, without our express written consent;
11.4.4.  share with a third party any login credentials to our Website.
12.  Copyright and other intellectual property rights
12.1.     All Content on our Website is the property of either us, our affiliates, the sellers or the customers. It is all protected by national and international copyright laws.
12.2.     You may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the content, except as is expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions or with our written consent.
12.3.     For the sake of good order, you should note that copyright exists in compilations and graphic images, shapes and styles, as well as in raw text.
13.  Interruption to the Service
13.1.     We give no warranty that the operation of Hristigo will be satisfactory to you.
13.2.     We will do all we can to maintain access to our Website, but it may be necessary for us to suspend all or part of our Service for repairs, maintenance or other good reasons. We may do so without telling you first.
13.3.     You acknowledge that our Service may also be interrupted for reasons beyond our control.
13.4.     You agree that we are not liable to you for any loss whether foreseeable or not, arising as a result of interruption to our Service and/or operation of Hristigo and/or our Website.
14.  Trading on Hristigo and limitation of liability
14.1.     While we try our best to maintain a safe trading environment, you accept that there are unfortunately sometimes risks when trading online and using our Website, including dealing with fraudulent people.
14.2.     You will not hold Hristigo responsible for other users’ content, actions or inactions, any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss whatever.
14.3.     You acknowledge that our Website is a venue to allow anyone to sell, and buy Products, at any time, from anywhere, in a variety of pricing formats and locations. We are not involved in the actual transaction between sellers and customers.
14.4.     We have no control over the ability of customers to pay for items and/or sellers to supply such Products or that the customer and the seller will actually complete a transaction.
14.5.     You must ensure that you comply with your obligations and are aware of any laws relevant to you as the seller.
14.6.     You alone, and not Hristigo, are responsible for ensuring that your listing, selling, buying and any other activities conducted on our site are lawful. You must ensure that you comply with all applicable laws, either national or international. You must also ensure that you strictly comply with these Terms and Regulations and the policies and other documents which are available at our Website and which make an integral part of a contract between us together with these Terms and Conditions.
14.7.     We do not take ownership of the Products at any time and do not transfer legal ownership of the Products from the seller to the customer.
14.8.     We cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our Website, and its operation may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted, we exclude all implied warranties, terms and conditions. We are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill or reputation, or any special, indirect or consequential damages arising, directly or indirectly, out of your use of or your inability to use our Website or Services.
14.9.     Our Website and Services are provided “as is” and with all faults and defects without warranty of any kind. As to our Website and Services, we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitations, warranties:
14.9.1.  as to fitness of our Website and Service for a particular purpose;
14.9.2.  as to availability and accessibility, without interruption, or without error;
14.9.3.  any obligation, liability, or remedy in tort whether or not arising from our negligence.
14.10. Without limitation to the foregoing, Hristigo provides no warranty or undertaking, and makes no representation of any kind that the Website will meet your requirements, achieve any intended results, be compatible or work with any other software, websites, systems or services, operate without interruption, meet any performance or reliability standards or be error free or that any errors or defects can or will be corrected.
14.11. You now expressly release us from any and all claims and liability known and unknown, arising in any way from a dispute between you and the customer.
15.  Indemnity
15.1.     You will indemnify us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint venturers and employees) against any claim or demand, including legal fees and costs, made against us by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms and Conditions, or your infringement of any law or the rights of a third party in the course of using Hristigo and/or our Website.
16.  Miscellaneous matters
16.1.     If any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be interpreted as severable and shall not in any way affect any other of these terms.
16.2.     If you are in breach of any term of these Terms and Conditions or any other documents made available on our Website, we may:
16.2.1.  terminate your account and refuse access to our Website;
16.2.2.  remove or edit Content, or cancel any order at our discretion;
16.2.3.  terminate legal relationships between you and us and forbid you from registering with us again.
16.3.     Any obligation in these Terms and Conditions intended to continue to have effect after termination or completion shall so continue.
16.4.     No failure or delay by any party to exercise any right, power or remedy shall operate as a waiver of it nor indicate any intention to reduce that or any other right in the future.
16.5.     You agree that all our electronic communications satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
16.6.     The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and shall not limit or otherwise affect any of the terms or provisions hereof.
16.7.     These Terms and Conditions, and all other documents mentioned herein and/or made available on our Website from time to time, constitute the final, exclusive and complete understanding and agreement of the parties and supersede all prior understandings and agreements. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect the liability of either party for fraudulent misrepresentation. Any waiver, modification or amendment of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be effective as of the date when such waiver, modification or amendment are made available on our Website.
16.8.     No behavior by either party hereto shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of any rights according to these Terms and Conditions, and/or a waiver of or consent to any breach or default in respect of any of the terms hereof, or a change, invalidation or addition to any term, unless expressly made in writing.
16.9.     So far as the law permits, and unless otherwise stated, these Terms and Conditions do not give any right to any third party.
16.10. We shall not be liable for any failure or delay in our performance of these Terms and Conditions which is caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
16.11. In the event of any conflict between any term of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of the constitution of a limited company or any comparable document intended to regulate any other corporate or collective body, then the terms of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.
16.12. These Terms and Conditions, and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to this agreement or its formation (including any non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India.
16.13. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising under, out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions and any subsequent amendments of these Terms and Conditions or under any other documents made available on our Website, including, without limitation, its formation, validity, binding effect, interpretation, performance, breach or termination, as well as non-contractual claims, shall be settled by the parties by means of negotiations. If the parties cannot reach an agreement within two calendar weeks following the initiation of the negotiations by a party, any of the parties may submit the claim for final settlement to the local courts of India.

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