Welcome to Amazon Services Business Solutions, a suite of optional merchant services including Selling on Amazon and Sponsored Products.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT GOVERN YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES THROUGH A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OR ACCOUNTS AND IS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU OR THE BUSINESS YOU REPRESENT AND AMAZON. BY REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE BUSINESS YOU REPRESENT) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE SERVICE TERMS AND PROGRAMME POLICIES FOR EACH SERVICE YOU REGISTER FOR OR USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE AMAZON SITE.
Capitalized terms have the meanings listed in the Definitions below. If there is any conflict between these General Terms and the applicable Service Terms, the Service Terms will govern.
To begin the enrolment process, you must complete the registration process for one or more of the Services. Use of the Services is limited to parties that can lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable Law. As part of the application, you must provide us with your (or your business') legal name, address, phone number, permanent account number (if available) and e-mail address. We may at any time cease providing any or all of the Services at our sole discretion and without notice.
Fee details are described fully in the applicable Service Terms. You are responsible for all of your expenses in connection with this Agreement, unless this Agreement or the applicable Service Terms provide otherwise. For the Amazon Site that you register for or use a Service in connection with, we may require you to submit valid bank account information for a bank account in your name and enabled for Your Account (which functionality may be modified or discontinued by us at any time without notice) (with respect to the Amazon Site, "Your Bank Account"). You will use only a name you are authorized to use in connection with the Service and will update such information as necessary to ensure that it at all times remains accurate and complete.
You authorize us to verify your information (including any updated information), to obtain credit reports about you from time to time, to debit Your Bank Account for any sums payable by you to us (in reimbursement or otherwise). At Amazon's option, all payments to you will be made to Your Bank Account, via cheque or electronic transfers or other means as specified by us. You agree that Amazon shall not be liable for any failure to make payments to you on account of incomplete or inaccurate information provided by you with respect to Your Bank Account. Further, you agree that you will bear any risks in relation to or arising from fluctuation of foreign exchange rates with respect to payments under this Agreement.
In addition to debiting Your Bank Account, we may instead choose to either (a) offset any amounts including Taxes that are payable by you (in reimbursement or otherwise) against any payments we may make to you, or (b) invoice you for amounts including Taxes due, in which case you will pay the invoiced amounts upon receipt. If we discover erroneous or duplicate transactions, then we reserve the right to seek reimbursement from you by deducting from future payments owed to you, debiting Your Bank Account, or seeking such reimbursement from you by any other lawful means; provided that the foregoing will not limit your rights to pursue any good faith dispute with Amazon concerning whether any amounts are payable or due.
If we reasonably conclude based on information available to us that your actions and/or performance in connection with the Agreement may result in a significant number of customer disputes, chargebacks or other claims in connection with the Amazon Site, then we may, in our sole discretion and subject to applicable Law, delay initiating any payments to be made or that are otherwise due to you under this Agreement for the shorter of: (a) a period of ninety (90) calendar days following the initial date of suspension; or (b) completion of any investigation(s) regarding your actions and/or performance in connection with the Agreement. You agree that we are entitled to the interest, if any, paid on balances maintained as deposits in our bank accounts.
The term of this Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and continue until terminated by us or you as provided below (the "Term"). We may terminate or suspend this Agreement or any Service immediately in our sole discretion by notice to you for any reason at any time. Upon expiry of the Term, you may terminate this Agreement or any Service for any reason at any time by the means then specified by Amazon therefor. Termination or suspension of a Service will not terminate or suspend any other Service unless explicitly provided. Upon termination, all rights and obligations of the parties under this Agreement will terminate, except that Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15 and 17 will survive termination. Any terms that expressly survive according to the applicable Service Terms will also survive termination.
You grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable right and license during the Term and for as long thereafter as you are permitted to grant the said license under applicable Law to use, reproduce, perform, display (public communication), distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create and exploit derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all of Your Materials, and to sublicense the foregoing rights to our Affiliates and operators of Amazon Associated Properties; provided, however, that we will not alter any of Your Trademarks from the form provided by you (except to re-size trademarks to the extent necessary for presentation, so long as the relative proportions of such trademarks remain the same) and will comply with your removal requests as to specific uses of Your Trademarks (provided you are unable to do so using the standard functionality made available to you via the applicable Amazon Site or Services); provided further, however, that nothing in this Agreement will prevent or impair our right to use Your Materials without your consent to the extent that such use is allowable without a license from you or your Affiliates under applicable Law (e.g., fair use under copyright law, referential use under trademark law, or valid license from a third party).
You represent and warrant to us that: (a) if you are a business, you are duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the Laws of the territory in which your business is registered; (b) you have all requisite right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and perform your obligations and grant the rights, licenses and authorizations you grant hereunder; and (c) you and all of your subcontractors, agents and suppliers will comply with all applicable Laws in your performance of your obligations and exercise of your rights under this Agreement.
You release us from, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless us (and our officers, directors, employees, agents and Affiliates) against, any claim, loss, damage, settlement, cost, taxes, expense or other liability (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) (each, a "Claim") arising from or related to: (a) your actual or alleged breach of any covenants or representations or any of the terms of this Agreement; (b) any sales channels owned or operated by you, Your Products (including the offer, sale, if any), refund, adjustment, or return thereof), Your Materials, any actual or alleged infringement of any Intellectual Property Rights by any of the foregoing, and any personal injury, death or property damage related thereto; or (c) Your Taxes including if assessed on us for any reason. You will use counsel reasonably satisfactory to us to defend each indemnified Claim. If at any time we determine in our sole discretion that any indemnified Claim might adversely affect us, we may take exclusive control of the defence at our expense. You may not consent to the entry of any judgment or enter into any settlement of a Claim without our prior written consent, which may not be unreasonably withheld.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, DELICT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY, ANY TYPE OF CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY OR OTHER THEORY) OR OTHERWISE) TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR COST OF COVER, RECOVERY OR RECOUPMENT OF ANY INVESTMENT MADE BY YOU OR YOUR AFFILIATES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, OR FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT, REVENUE, BUSINESS, OR DATA OR PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF AMAZON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH COSTS OR DAMAGES. FURTHER, EXCEPT IN CASE OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILFUL MISCONDUCT, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY WILL NOT EXCEED AT ANY TIME THE TOTAL AMOUNTS DURING THE PRIOR SIX MONTH PERIOD PAID BY YOU TO AMAZON IN CONNECTION WITH THE PARTICULAR SERVICE AND THE AMAZON SITE GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
As between the parties, you will be responsible for the collection and payment of any and all of Your Taxes together with the filing of all relevant returns, such as service tax, VAT / CST, goods and services tax, cesses or other transaction taxes, and issuing valid invoices/ credit notes/ debit notes where required. Amazon is not responsible for collecting, remitting or reporting any service tax, VAT / CST, goods and services tax or other taxes arising from such sale. You are solely responsible for preparing, making and filing any tax audit report and statutory reports and other filings and responding to any tax or financial audits.
Unless stated otherwise, any and all fees payable by you pursuant to this Agreement are exclusive of all value added, service, sales, use, goods and services tax and other similar taxes, and you will pay any taxes that are imposed and payable on such amounts. If we are required by law or by administration thereof to collect any value added, service, sales, use, goods and services tax or similar taxes from you, you will pay such taxes to us. You will provide all necessary information including goods and services tax registered address, registration numbers, invoice mismatch details in a timely manner, to enable us to provide, report or correct goods and services tax invoices. Based on information provided, Amazon will deduce the location of recipient, the billing details, place of supply and applicable taxes.
Since Amazon is not involved in the transaction between you and the customer, you and the customer shall be liable respectively for their own obligations with respect to payments of tax. If for any reason, any income tax , levies or withholding tax or tax collection at source or such other taxes under applicable Law (including, due to any changes in applicable tax Laws) are determined to be deducted and deposited on any payments or remittances to you, Amazon will have the right to deduct and deposit any such applicable taxes with the appropriate regulatory authority. No claim in respect of the taxes deposited would be made by you against Amazon. You will provide all necessary information, certification and such other documentation as required by Amazon to meet its obligations under applicable Laws.
It is your responsibility as a seller on the Amazon Site to choose the most applicable product tax codes and assign Harmonized System of Nomenclature / Service accounting Code applicable for your listing, such that the correct tax rate is applied on all listings offered for sale by you. If we determine that you are not in compliance with this section, then we may suspend the services provided to you on the Amazon Site.
For reporting transactions undertaken by you on the Amazon Site, you should consider the Merchant Tax Report (MTR) made available to you on Seller Central.
In case of any discrepancy in the reporting / returns filed by you and Amazon, you agree that you will resolve such discrepancy immediately and indemnify Amazon against any tax, interest and penalty payable in this regard.
During the course of your use of the Services, you may receive information relating to us or our Affiliates or to the Services that is not known to the general public ("Confidential Information"). You agree that: (a) all Confidential Information will remain Amazon's exclusive property; (b) you will use Confidential Information only as is reasonably necessary for your participation in the Services and ensure that persons who have access to Confidential Information will be made aware of and will comply with the obligations in this provision; and (c) you will not otherwise disclose Confidential Information to any individual, company, or other third party, including any Affiliates. You may not issue any press release or make any public statement related to the Services, or use our name, trademarks or logo in any way (including in promotional material) without our advance written permission, or misrepresent or embellish the relationship between us in any way.
We will not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of our obligations under this Agreement by reasons, events or other matters beyond our reasonable control.
You and we are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, association of persons, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties. You will have no authority to make or accept any offers or representations on our behalf. You will not make any statement, whether on your site or otherwise, that would contradict anything in this section. This Agreement will not create an exclusive relationship between you and us.
You will not, and will not cause your Affiliates to, directly or indirectly: (a) disclose or convey any Amazon Transaction Information (except you may disclose this information as necessary for you to perform your obligations under this Agreement and provided that you ensure that every recipient uses the information only for that purpose and complies with the restrictions applicable to you related to that information); (b) use any Amazon Transaction Information for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever (except as permitted below), or otherwise in any way inconsistent with our or your privacy policies or applicable Law; (c) contact a Person that has ordered Your Product that has not yet been delivered with the intent to collect any amounts in connection therewith, to influence such Person to make an alternative purchase, or to harass such Person; (d) disparage us, our Affiliates, or any of their or our respective products or services or any customer; or (e) target communications of any kind on the basis of the intended recipient being an Amazon Site user. The terms of this Section 13 do not prevent you from using other information that you acquire without reference to Amazon Transaction Information for any purpose, even if such information is identical to Amazon Transaction Information, provided that you do not target communications on the basis of the intended recipient being an Amazon Site user.
If you or any of your Affiliates elect to provide or make available suggestions, comments, ideas, improvements, or other feedback or materials to us in connection with or related to the Amazon Site or Services (including any related Technology), we will be free to use, disclose, reproduce, modify, license, transfer and otherwise distribute, and exploit any of the foregoing information or materials in any manner. In order to cooperate with governmental requests, to protect our systems and customers, or to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, we may access and disclose any information we consider necessary or appropriate, including but not limited to user contact details, IP addresses and traffic information, usage history and posted content.
We may amend any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement (including the Service Terms and Programme Policies) at any time and solely at our discretion. Any changes will be effective upon the posting of such changes on Seller Central or on the Amazon Site, and you are responsible for reviewing these locations and informing yourself of all applicable changes or notices. All notice of changes to the Agreement will be posted for at least 30 calendar days. Changes to Programme Policies may be made without notice to you. You should refer regularly to Your Account or Seller Central, respectively, to understand the current Agreement and Programme Policies and to be sure that the items you offer for sale can be sold via the Service in connection with the Amazon Site. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF A SERVICE AFTER AMAZON'S POSTING OF ANY CHANGES WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MUST NOT CONTINUE TO USE THE SERVICE.
Any password we provide to you may be used only during the Term to access Your Account or Seller Central, respectively, (or other tools we provide) to use the Service, electronically accept Your Transactions, and review your completed transactions. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your password. You may not disclose your password to any third party (other than third parties authorized by you to use Your Account in accordance with this Agreement) and are solely responsible for any use of or action taken under your password. If your password is compromised, you must immediately change your password.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of India, without reference to rules governing choice of laws or the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Each Party hereby irrevocably consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts at Bangalore regarding any dispute with Amazon relating in any way to this Agreement or your use of the Services. You may not transfer or assign all or any portion of this Agreement, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Subject to that restriction, this Agreement will be binding on, inure to, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. We may perform any of our obligations or exercise any of our rights under this Agreement through one or more of our Affiliates. Our failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement subsequently.
Amazon retains the right to immediately halt any transaction, prevent or restrict access to the Services or take any other action to restrict access to or availability of any inaccurate listing, any inappropriately categorized items, any unlawful items, or any items otherwise prohibited by the applicable Programme Policies.
The authentic language of this Agreement and subsidiary or associated documentation shall be English and any translations provided are for convenience only. In the event of any conflict or difference in interpretation between the English language version of this Agreement and subsidiary or associated documentation and any translation of them, the English language version and interpretation shall prevail. You agree we may communicate with you in English during the Term of this Agreement.
You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, disclose or make available any information provided or submitted by you or related to your participation under this Agreement (including information regarding Your Products or Your Transactions) to any judicial, quasi-judicial, governmental, regulatory or any other authority as may be required by us to co-operate and / or comply with any of their orders, instructions or directions or to fulfil any requirements under applicable Laws.
We will send all notices and other communications (including transactional, promotional and/or commercial communication) regarding this Agreement to you at the e-mail addresses you designated for notifications and updates in your programme application or within Seller Central or Your Account respectively, or at the valid phone number provided by you or by any other means then specified by Amazon. You consent to receive such communications through any mode including SMS, e-mail, phone calls etc. You may change your e-mail addresses via Your Account. You will update your e-mail addresses (as well as your legal name, address and phone number) as often as necessary to ensure that they are accurate. You must send all notices and other communication relating to Amazon to us by using the applicable Contact Us form.
This Agreement incorporates and you hereby accept the applicable Service Terms and the applicable Programme Policies, which Amazon may modify from time to time. In the event of any conflicts between the Programme Policies and this Agreement, the Programme Policies will prevail. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Services and related subject matter described herein and supersedes any previous or contemporaneous oral or written agreements and understandings.
As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:
"Affiliate" means with respect to any entity, any other entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such entity, except with respect to Amazon, "Affiliate" means solely its Affiliates domiciled in India.
"Amazon Associated Properties" means any website or other online point of presence, other than the Amazon Site, through which any Amazon Site or products or services available thereon are syndicated, offered, merchandised, advertised or described.
"Amazon Site" means www.amazon.in.
"Amazon Transaction Information" means, collectively, Order Information, and any other data or information acquired by you or your Affiliates from Amazon or its Affiliates, or otherwise as a result of the Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or the parties' performance hereunder.
"Business Days" means any day of the week (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) on which commercial banks are open for business in: New Delhi, India; Seattle, Washington, United States of America; Luxembourg; and the Republic of Singapore.
"Content" means copyrightable works and other content protected under applicable Laws.
"Excluded Products" means any products or other items set forth in the excluded products list for the Amazon Site or any other Amazon Programme Policy that applies to your use of a Service, and any other products or other items that in Amazon's sole discretion are not supported for a Service.
"Intellectual Property Rights" means any patent, copyright, Trademark, moral right, trade secret right or any other intellectual property right arising under any Laws and all ancillary and related rights, including all rights of registration and renewal and causes of action for violation, misappropriation or infringement of any of the foregoing.
"Law(s)" means any law, ordinance, rule, regulation, order, license, permit, judgment, decision or other requirement, now or hereafter in effect, of any governmental authority of competent jurisdiction.
"Order Information" means, with respect to any of Your Products sold through the Amazon Site, the order information and shipping information that we provide or make available to you.
"Person" means any individual, company, corporation, partnership, limited liability partnership, governmental authority, association, joint venture, division or other cognizable entity, whether or not having distinct legal existence.
"Programme Policies" means, for the Amazon Site, all terms, conditions, policies, guidelines, rules and other information on the Amazon Site or on Seller Central, including those shown on the "Policies and Agreements" section of Seller Central for the Amazon Site or elsewhere in the "Help" section of Seller Central or Your Account respectively.
"Purchase Price" means the total gross amount payable or paid by a customer for Your Product (including Your Taxes and customs duties).
"Sales Proceeds" means the gross sales proceeds paid by customers in the course of any of Your Transactions, including the Purchase Price, all shipping and handling, gift wrap and other charges, Your Taxes and customs duties.
"Seller Central" means the online portal and tools made available by Amazon to you, for your use in managing your orders, inventory and presence on the Amazon Site.
"Service" means each of the following services that Amazon makes available on or in connection with the Amazon Site including but not limited to the Selling on Amazon Service, Amazon Sponsored Products and any other support service provided by Amazon details of which have been provided under Programme Policies.
"Service Terms" means the service terms specific to each Service set forth herein and made a part of this Agreement upon the date you elect to register for the applicable Service.
"Technology" means any: (a) ideas, procedures, processes, systems, methods of operation, concepts, principles and discoveries protected or protectable under the Laws of any jurisdiction; (b) interfaces, protocols, glossaries, libraries, structured XML formats, specifications, grammars, data formats, or other similar materials; and (c) software, hardware, code, technology or other functional item.
"Trademark" means any trademark, service mark, trade dress (including any proprietary "look and feel"), trade name, other proprietary logo or insignia or other source or business identifier, protected or protectable under applicable Laws.
"Your Account" means the particular account in our systems, in which information about Your Transactions is recorded, and which is one of the online portals and tools which Amazon may make available to you, for your use in managing your orders, inventory and presence on the Amazon Site.
"Your Materials" means all Technology, Your Trademarks, Content, Required Product Information, data, materials, and other items provided or made available by you or your Affiliates to Amazon or its Affiliates.
"Your Product" means any product that is made available for listing for sale, offered for sale or sold by you through the Selling on Amazon Service in connection with Your Account or made available for advertising by you through Amazon Sponsored Products.
"Your Sales Channels" means all sales channels and other means through which you or any of your Affiliates offer or sell products, other than physical stores.
"Your Taxes" means any and all national, state or local sales or use taxes or value added tax or service tax, excise, import, export, goods and service tax, cesses or other transaction taxes, income tax, withholding tax, any levies and other taxes and duties assessed including applicable interest, penalties, etc. incurred or required to be collected or paid for any reason in connection with any advertisement, offer or sale of products by you on or through or in connection with the Services, or otherwise in connection with any action, inaction or omission of you or your Affiliates or your or their respective employees, agents, contractors or representatives.
"Your Trademarks" means Trademarks of yours that you provide to us: (a) in non-text form for branding purposes; and (b) separate from (and not embedded or otherwise incorporated in) any product specific information or materials.
"Your Transaction" means any sale of Your Product(s) through the Amazon Site.
Selling on Amazon Service Terms
The Selling on Amazon Service ("Selling on Amazon") is a Service that allows you to list products for sale directly via the Amazon Site. Selling on Amazon is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Limited.
These Selling on Amazon Service Terms are part of the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement ("Business Solutions Agreement"), but, unless specifically provided otherwise, concern and apply only to your participation in Selling on Amazon. BY REGISTERING FOR OR USING SELLING ON AMAZON, YOU (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE BUSINESS YOU REPRESENT) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS AGREEMENT AND THESE SELLING ON AMAZON SERVICE TERMS. Unless defined in these Selling on Amazon Service Terms (including the Selling on Amazon Definitions), all capitalized terms have the meanings given them in the Business Solutions Agreement.
S-1. Your Product Listings and Orders
S-1.1 Products and Product Information. You will, in accordance with applicable Programme Policies, provide in the format we require accurate and complete Required Product Information for each product that you make available to be listed for sale through the Amazon Site and promptly update such information as necessary to ensure it at all times remains accurate and complete. You will also ensure that Your Materials, Your Products (including packaging) and your offer and subsequent sale of any of the same on the Amazon Site comply with all applicable Laws (including all marking and labeling requirements) and do not contain any sexually explicit, defamatory or obscene materials, or any unlawful materials. You may not provide any information for, or otherwise seek to list for sale on the Amazon Site, any Excluded Products; or provide any URL Marks for use, or request that any URL Marks be used, on the Amazon Site. For each item you list on the Amazon Site, you will provide us the state or country from which the item ships.
S-1.2 Product Listing; Merchandising; Order Processing. Your Products will be listed for sale on the Amazon Site in the applicable product categories which are supported for third party sellers generally on the Amazon Site on the applicable Selling on Amazon Launch Date, and conduct merchandising and promote Your Products as determined by us (including via the Amazon Associated Properties or any other functions, features, advertising, or programs on or in connection with the Amazon Site). Amazon reserves its right to restrict at any time in its sole discretion the access to list in any or all categories on the Amazon Site. We may use mechanisms that rate, or allow shoppers to rate, Your Products and/ or your performance as a seller on the Amazon Site and Amazon may make these ratings and feedback publicly available. We will provide Order Information to you for each of Your Transactions. Sales Proceeds will be paid to you only in accordance with Section S-6.
S-1.3 Shipping and Handling Charges. For Your Products, you will determine shipping and handling charges via and subject to our standard functionality and categorizations for the Amazon Site and further subject to any shipping and handling charge Programme Policies for the Amazon Site. Any such amounts, paid by the customer towards shipping and handling charges, shall be your proceeds, subject to deduction of applicable charges as may be determined by us and you are solely responsible for reporting and remitting Your Taxes on the shipping and handling charges. In relation thereof, you will designate a carrier for shipment of Your Products to the customer including any custom clearance and payment of customs duty which may be required in this regard. Further, while determining the above shipping and handling charges, you shall include appropriate import fees to be charged on Your Products to pay such designated carrier on behalf of customers. In the event the import fees paid by the customer for Your Product is short of such fees (which includes Your Taxes, customs duties, etc.) actually payable to any government authority in order to complete the delivery of Your Product to the customer, you will be responsible for payment of such difference in fees to such governmental authority. For the transfer of Your Products under this Agreement, title to and risk of loss in Your Products will transfer from you to the customer while Your Products are outside the territory of India, over international waters.
S-1.4 Credit Card Fraud. We will bear the risk of credit card fraud (i.e. a fraudulent purchase arising from the theft and unauthorized use of a third party's credit card information) occurring in connection with Your Transactions, and you will bear all other risk of fraud or loss; provided, that we will not bear the risk of credit card fraud in connection with any Your Product that is not fulfilled strictly in accordance with the Order Information and Shipment Information. We may in our sole discretion withhold for investigation, refuse to process, restrict shipping destinations for, stop and/or cancel any of Your Transactions. You will stop and/or cancel orders of Your Products if we ask you to do so (provided that if you have transferred Your Products to the applicable carrier or shipper, you will use commercially reasonable efforts to stop and/or cancel delivery by such carrier or shipper). You will refund any customer (in accordance with Section S-2.2) that has been charged for an order that we stop or cancel.
S-2. Sale, Refunds and Returns
S-2.1 Sale. The Amazon Site for which you register or use the Selling on Amazon Service, you will: (a) source, sell, fulfill, ship and deliver Your Products, in accordance with the terms of the applicable Order Information, these Service Terms and the Agreement, and all terms provided by you and displayed on the Amazon Site at the time of the order and be solely responsible for and bear all risk for such activities; (b) package each of Your Products in a commercially reasonable manner and ship each of Your Products on or before its Estimated Ship Date; (c) retrieve Order Information at least once each Business Day; (d) not cancel any of Your Transactions except as may be permitted pursuant to your terms and conditions appearing on the Amazon Site at the time of the applicable order (which terms and conditions will be in accordance with this Agreement) or as may be required under this Agreement; (e) ship Your Products throughout India (except to the extent prohibited by applicable Law or this Agreement); (f) provide to Amazon information regarding shipment and order status and tracking (to the extent available), in each case as requested by us using the processes designated by us, and we may make any of this information publicly available; (g) comply with all Street Date instructions; (h) notwithstanding any other provision of these Service Terms, ensure that you are the seller of all products made available for listing for sale hereunder; (i) include an order-specific packing slip within each shipment of Your Products; (j) identify yourself as the seller of the product on all packing slips or other information included with Your Products and as the Person to which a customer may return the applicable product; (k) not send customers emails confirming orders or shipments of Your Products (except that to the extent we have not yet enabled functionality for Your Account that allows payment to be processed on the basis of when shipment occurs, then you will send customers emails confirming shipment of Your Products in a format and manner reasonably acceptable to us);
S-2.2 Returns and Refunds. You agree to accept and process returns, refunds and adjustments in accordance with these Service Terms and the Amazon Refund Policies published at the time of the applicable order, and we may inform customers that these policies apply to Your Products. You will determine and calculate the amount of all refunds and adjustments (including Your Taxes, customs duties, shipping and handling or other charges) or other amounts to be paid by you to customers in connection with Your Transactions, using a functionality we enable for Your Account. This functionality may be modified or discontinued by us at any time without notice and is subject to the Programme Policies and the terms of this Business Solutions Agreement. You will route all such payments through Amazon. We will provide any such payments to the customer (which may be in the same payment form originally used to purchase Your Product), and you will reimburse us for all amounts so paid. You will promptly provide refunds and adjustments that you are obligated to provide under the applicable Amazon Refund Policies and as required by Law, and in no case later than thirty (30) calendar days following after the obligation arises. For the purposes of making payments to the customer (which may be in the same payment form originally used to purchase Your Product), you authorize us to make such payments or disbursements from your available balance in the Nodal Account (as defined in Section S-6). In the event your balance in the Nodal Account is insufficient to process the refund request, we will process such amounts due to the customer on your behalf, and you will reimburse us for all amounts so paid.
S-3. Problems with Your Products
S-3.1 Delivery Errors and Nonconformities; Recalls. You are responsible for: any non-delivery, mis-delivery, theft or other mistake or act in connection with the fulfilment and delivery of Your Products, except to the extent caused by: (a) credit card fraud for which we are responsible under Section S-1.4; or (b) our failure to make available to you Order Information as it was received by us or resulting from address verification. You are also responsible for any non-conformity or defect in, or any public or private recall of, any of Your Products. You will notify us promptly as soon as you have knowledge of any public or private recalls of Your Products.
S-3.2 A-to-z Guarantee and Chargebacks. If we inform you that we have received a claim under the "A-to-z Guarantee" offered on the Amazon Site, or any chargeback or other dispute, concerning one of Your Transactions, you will deliver to us within seven (7) calendar days after request by us: (a) proof of delivery of Your Product(s) (as applicable); (b) the applicable Amazon order identification number; and (c) a description of Your Product(s) (as applicable). If you fail to comply with the prior sentence, or if the claim, chargeback, or dispute is not caused by: (y) credit card fraud for which we are responsible under Section S-1.4; or (z) our failure to make your Order Information available as the same was received by us or resulting from address verification, then you will promptly reimburse us in accordance with the Service Fee Payments section of the Business Solutions Agreement for the amount of the customer purchase (including the Purchase Price, all associated shipping and handling charges and Your Taxes and customs duties, but excluding any associated Referral Fees retained and not subject to refund by Amazon) and all associated credit card association, bank or other payment processing, re-presentment and/or penalty fees associated with the original purchase and any chargeback or refund, in each case to the extent paid or payable by us or our Affiliates.
S-4. Parity with Your Sales Channels
Subject to this Section S-4, you are free to determine which of Your Products you wish to list for sale on the Amazon Site. You will maintain parity between the products you offer through Your Sales Channels and the products you list on the Amazon Site by ensuring that at the applicable Selling on Amazon Launch Date and thereafter: (a) the Purchase Price and every other term of offer and/or sale of Your Product (including associated shipping and handling charges, Shipment Information, any "low price" guarantee, rebate or discount, any free or discounted products or other benefit available as a result of purchasing one or more other products, and terms of applicable return and refund policies) is at least as favourable to users of the Amazon Site as the most favourable terms upon which a product is offered and/or sold via Your Sales Channels (excluding consideration of Excluded Offers); (b) customer service for Your Products listed on the Amazon Site is at least as responsive and available and offers at least the same level of support as the most favourable customer services offered in connection with any of Your Sales Channels (provided that any such customer service will at all times be conducted in a timely, professional and courteous manner) (this requirement does not apply to customer service for payment-related issues on Your Transactions, which we will provide); and (c) the Content, Required Product Information and other information under Section S-1.1 regarding Your Products listed on the Amazon Site that you provide to us is of at least the same level of quality as the highest quality information displayed or used in Your Sales Channels. If you become aware of any non-compliance with (a) above, you will promptly compensate adversely affected customers by making appropriate refunds to them in accordance with Section S-2.2.
You will pay us: (a) the applicable Referral Fee; (b) any applicable Closing Fees; and (c) if applicable, the non-refundable Selling on Amazon Subscription Fee in advance for each month (or for each transaction, if applicable) during the Term of this Agreement. "Selling on Amazon Subscription Fee" means the fee specified as such on the Selling on Amazon Fee Schedule for the Amazon Site at the time such fee is payable. With respect to each of Your Transactions: (x) "Sales Proceeds" has the meaning set out in the Business Solutions Agreement; (y) "Closing Fees" means the applicable fee, if any, as specified in the Selling on Amazon Fee Schedule for the Amazon Site; and (z) "Referral Fee" means the applicable percentage of the Sales Proceeds from Your Transaction through the Amazon Site specified on the Selling on Amazon Fee Schedule for the Amazon Site at the time of Your Transaction, based on the categorization by Amazon of the type of product that is the subject of Your Transaction. All taxes or surcharges imposed on fees payable by you to Amazon will be your responsibility.
S-6 Sales Proceeds & Refunds.
S-6.1. Nodal Account. Remittances to you for Your Transactions will be made through a nodal account (the "Nodal Account") in accordance with the directions issued by Reserve Bank of India for the opening and operation of accounts and settlement of payments for electronic payment transactions involving intermediaries vide its notification RBI/2009-10/231 DPSS.CO.PD.No.1102 / 02.14.08/ 2009-10 dated November 24, 2009. You authorize and permit us to collect and disclose any information (which may include personal or sensitive information such as Your Bank Account information) made available to us in connection with this Agreement to a bank, auditor, processing agency, or third party contracted by us in connection with this Agreement.
Subject to and without limiting any of the rights described in Section 2 of the General Terms, we may hold back a portion or your Sale Proceeds as a separate reserve ("Reserve"). The Reserve will be in an amount as determined by us and the Reserve will be used for the purpose of settling any claims of customers in relation to Your Products in accordance with the Amazon Refund Policies keeping in mind the period for refunds and chargebacks.
S-6.2. Except as otherwise stated in this Agreement (including without limitation Section 2 of the General Terms), you authorize us and we will remit the Settlement Amount to Your Bank Account on the Payment Date in respect of an Eligible Transaction through the OPGSP account as detailed below.
S-6.3. OPGSP Account. The Settlement Amount for Your Transactions shall be transferred from the Nodal Account to an OPGSP account ("OPGSP Account"), which account shall be maintained and operated in accordance with the directions issued by RBI for processing and settlement of import and export related payments facilitated by Online Payment Gateway Service Providers vide its notification A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.16 dated September 24, 2015 ("OPGSP Directions"). The Settlement Amount shall be remitted from the OPGSP Account to Your Bank Account in accordance with the OPGSP Directions, as amended from time to time.
S-.6.4. You further agree and acknowledge that you will comply with all the applicable requirements provided under the OPGSP Directions including but not limited to (i) ensuring that the amount of imports by the customer does not breach the limits provided in the said directions; and (ii) furnishing any information/documentation to us or the authorized dealer bank/ RBI (as the case may be) in relation to your transactions undertaken through the OPGSP Account.
S-6.5. When you either initially provide or later change Your Bank Account information, the Payment Date will be deferred for a period of up to 14 calendar days. You will not have the ability to initiate or cause payments to be made to you. If you refund money to a customer in connection with one of Your Transactions in accordance with Section S-2.2, on the next available Designated Day for Amazon Site, we will credit you with the amount of the Referral Fee paid by you to us attributable to the amount of the customer refund, less the Refund Administration Fee for each refund, which amount we may retain as an administrative fee.
"Eligible Transaction" means Your Transaction against which the actual shipment date has been confirmed by you.
"Designated Day" means any particular Business Day of the week designated by Amazon on a weekly basis, in its sole discretion, for making remittances to you.
"Payment Date" means the Designated Day falling immediately after 14 calendar days (or less in our sole discretion) of the Eligible Transaction.
"Settlement Amount" means Sales Proceeds (which you will accept as payment in full for the sale and shipping and handling of Your Products), less: (a) the Referral Fees due for such sums; (b) any Selling on Amazon Subscription Fees due; (c) taxes required to be charged by us on our fees; (d) any refunds due to customers in connection with the Amazon Site; (e) Reserves, as may be applicable, as per this Agreement; (f) Closing Fees, if applicable; and (g) any other applicable fee prescribed under the Programme Policies.
S-6.3. In the event that we elect not to recover from you a customer's chargeback, failed payment, or other payment reversal (a "Payment Failure"), you irrevocably assign to us all your rights, title and interest in and associated with that Payment Failure.
S-7. Control of Site
Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement, we will have the right in our sole discretion to determine the content, appearance, design, functionality and all other aspects of the Amazon Site and the Selling on Amazon Service (including the right to re-design, modify, remove and alter the content, appearance, design, functionality, and other aspects of, and prevent or restrict access to any of the Amazon Site and the Selling on Amazon Service and any element, aspect, portion or feature thereof (including any listings), from time to time) and to delay or suspend listing of, or to refuse to list, or to de-list, or require you not to list any or all products on the Amazon Site in our sole discretion.
S-8. Effect of Termination
Upon termination of these Selling on Amazon Service Terms in connection with the Amazon Site, all rights and obligations of the Parties under these Service Terms with regard to the Amazon Site will be extinguished, except that the rights and obligations of the parties with respect to Your Transactions occurring during the Term will survive the termination or expiration of the Term.
S-9. Tax Matters
In addition to the General Terms, you agree that, unless otherwise agreed by Amazon in advance in writing, the price stated by you for Your Products is inclusive of all Your Taxes that you may be required to remit in connection with such sale.
All payments by Amazon to you shall be made subject to any applicable withholding taxes under the applicable Law. Amazon will retain, in addition to its net fees together with any applicable taxes Amazon determines it is obligated to charge or collect on the fees, an amount equal to the legally applicable withholding taxes at the applicable rate. You are responsible for deducting and depositing the legally applicable taxes and delivering to Amazon sufficient documents evidencing the deposit of such tax. Upon receipt of the evidence of deduction of such tax, Amazon will remit the amount evidenced in the certificate to you. Upon your failure to duly deposit these taxes and provide evidence to that effect within five (5) Business Days from the end of the relevant month, Amazon shall have the right to utilize the retained amount for discharging its tax liability. Where you have deposited the taxes, you will issue an appropriate tax withholding certificate for such amount to Amazon and Amazon shall provide the necessary support and documentation as may be required by you for discharging your obligations.
Amazon has the option to obtain an order for lower or NIL withholding tax from the Indian Revenue authorities. In case Amazon successfully procures such an order, it will communicate the same to you. In that case, the amounts retained shall be in accordance with the directions contained in the order as in force at the point in time when tax is required to be deducted at the source.
Selling on Amazon Definitions
"Amazon Refund Policies" means the return and refund policies published on the Amazon Site.
"Estimated Ship Date" means, with respect to any of Your Products, either: (a) the end of the shipping availability period (which begins as of the date on which the relevant order is placed by the customer), or the shipping availability date, as applicable, specified by you in the relevant inventory/product data feed for Your Product on the Amazon Site; or (b) if you do not specify shipping availability information in such inventory/product data feed or Your Product is in a product category that Amazon designates as requiring shipment within two (2) Business Days, two (2) Business Days after the date on which the relevant order is placed by the customer.
"Excluded Offer" means any discount, rebate, promotional offer, or other term of offer and/or sale that you: (a) have attempted to make available through the Amazon Site but that we do not honour or support (but only until such time as we honour or support the same on the Amazon Site); or (b) make available solely to third parties that either (i) purchase products solely for resale and who are not end users of such products (i.e., wholesale purchasers), or (ii) have affirmatively elected and opted-in to participate in your and/or one of its affiliates' membership-based customer loyalty or customer incentive programs.
"Refund Administration Fee" means the lesser of INR 300 or twenty percent (20%) of the applicable Referral Fee
"Required Product Information" means, with respect to each of Your Products in connection with the Amazon Site, the following (except to the extent expressly not required under the applicable Programme Policies): (a) description; (b) SKU and EAN/UPC numbers and other identifying information as Amazon may reasonably request; (c) information regarding in-stock status and availability, shipping limitations or requirements, and Shipment Information (in each case, in accordance with any categorizations prescribed by Amazon from time to time); (d) categorization within each Amazon product category and browse structure as prescribed by Amazon from time to time; (e) digitized image that accurately depicts only Your Product and does not include any additional logos, text or other markings (and that complies with any Amazon published image guidelines); (f) Purchase Price; (g) shipping and handling charge (in accordance with our standard functionality therefor); (h) any text, disclaimers, warnings, notices, labels or other content required by applicable Law to be displayed in connection with the offer, merchandising, advertising or sale of Your Product; (i) any vendor requirements, restocking fees or other terms and conditions applicable to such product that a customer should be aware of prior to purchasing the product; (j) brand; (k) model; (l) product dimensions; (m) weight; (n) a delimited list of technical specifications; (o) SKU and EAN/UPC numbers (and other identifying information as we may reasonably request) for accessories related to Your Product that is available in our catalogue; and (p) any other information reasonably requested by us (e.g., the condition of used or refurbished products).
"Selling on Amazon Launch Date" means the date on which we first list one of Your Products for sale on the Amazon Site.
"Shipment Information" means, with respect to any of Your Products, the estimated or promised shipment and/or delivery date.
"Street Date" means the date(s), if any, specified by the manufacturer, distributor and/or licensor of a product as the date before which specified information regarding such product (e.g., title of a book) should not be disclosed publicly, or such product should not be delivered or otherwise made available to customers.
"URL Marks" means any Trademark, or any other logo, name, phrase, identifier or character string, that contains or incorporates any top level domain (e.g., .com, co.in, co.uk, .in, .de, .es, .edu, .fr, .jp) or any variation thereof (e.g., dot com, dotcom, net, or com).
"Your Transaction" is defined in the Business Solutions Agreement; however, as used in these Service Terms, it shall mean any and all such transactions through Selling on Amazon only.Sponsored Products Service Terms