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All About Handikart

Handikart being a team of Handicrafts lover itself believe in choosing the best and authentic handicrafts from all over India. Our primary focus is on product quality and great service making us leading Online handicraft seller in India. Our online handicraft store encompasses a vast variety of elegant and genuine handicraft products from all over the India. Our Vision is to reach to the masses that are looking for only and only genuine handicraft items for their home decor and also to represent those untouched & underprivileged artisans from various parts of India. We deal in those products that are part of Indian Handicraft history for a very long time.
Handikart.co.in is a marketplace to "Discover Unique Indian Handicraft" including Handmade, Vintage, Ethnic, Organic and Natural products from India.
India is a beautiful assortment of diversity reflected in our Handmade Crafts, Decorative Accessories, Ancient Art etc. This diversity is so rich and diverse that an attempt to capture it on a single platform was never made. Handikart.co.in is that sincere attempt by bunch of young insane guys and gals who think this is possible now with the Internet.
Handikart.co.in uses a marketplace model to capture the regional variations of India. We connect local artisans & designers directly to global customers and thereby increase their livelihood, remove middlemen, help them create/promote their brand and thereby preserve our culture, traditions and values. We believe this journey will not only help artisans of India but also help customers discover and buy products which they otherwise are not able to do today.
As they say starting Handikart.co.in was fate, reaching out to artisans was a choice, but falling in love with the idea of India was beyond our control. Lets relive that old India together again.
Handikart.co.in is founded by Priyank Varshney (Director) in 2016. Handikart.co.in has also been hailed in the various media including Times of India, BW Businessworld, Yahoo Finance, PR News Wire etc as the "Handikart Goes Global" which is bringing positive change in the livelihood of base level artisans and designers.
Customer delight is our motto. Please write to us directly if you have any feedback, questions, concerns or suggestions.
To all of you, from all of us at Handikart Online Sales Private Limited - Thank you and Happy Shopping!

Privacy Policy

Handikart ensures the privacy of your personal information and this privacy notice is designed to tell you which information we collect from you, how this information may be used and how it is protected. Handikart limits its requests for information to what is required to ensure accurate service. Most of the information we collect is very basic and is needed to complete a purchase or provide a refund. Examples of user information that may be collected may include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit-or debit-card information, a description of the item requested or purchased and the IP address of your computer. Even if you do not make a purchase on our site, we have the ability to track usage of our web site – including the server from which the site was visited. This information is not used to track information about individuals, but is used on an aggregate level to customize our site, improve the on-line experience and plan advertising and promotions.


Disclosure and Retention of Personal Information

Handikart will share your personal information internally with those staff members who need it to complete your purchase or carry out your instructions regarding the receipt of marketing information. We will not disclose your personal information to any third party without your written consent unless required to do so by law.
Handikart keeps your personal information for only as long as required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. In some cases, such as credit- or debit-card purchases, we are required by law to keep your personal information for a specified period of time. For those customers who have registered for the mailing list, their personal information is kept until we are notified that they no longer want their information stored.
Handikart does not sell or otherwise share your personal information with anyone else, such as advertising agencies or marketing companies. We only send marketing information to those customers who specifically sign up for our mailing list. Customers can opt-out of receiving information by using the "unsubscribe" option in any marketing e-mail that they receive or by changing their preferences in the "MyAccount" section of the site.


ACCURACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We rely on our customers to notify us of any changes in personal information. Should inaccurate information come to our attention, we will investigate and correct the information and, if necessary, advise you of the change. Only those staff members who need your personal information in order to respond to your requests are given access to it. All information stored in our computer system is protected from unauthorized access and information that is stored in document form is kept in secure locations to prevent access by unauthorized persons.


SAFE SHOPPING GUARANTEE

We guarantee that every online transaction you make will be 100% safe. This means you pay nothing if unauthorized charges are made to your card as a result of shopping at store. In order to make every effort to ensure that your experience at our website is secure, we use encryption technology to protect you against the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. When you fill out any contact forms or access your account, a secure server encrypts all of your information through the use of Secure Socket Layers (SSLs).
To be sure you're browsing secure pages for transactions, check your Web browser's status bar (located at the bottom of the window) for the closed padlock icon. This icon appears in your web browser to tell you that you are viewing a secure web page. Also, all browsers display an "s" after the "http" (https://) in the Web site address to indicate that you are in a secure environment

Shipping Policy

All orders are shipped within our standard delivery time i.e 4 - 5 days.
We have our own riders in:Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad
Order Tracking : One can easily track their products with the help of Order no. generated at the time of placing an order.
Shipping Charges for Standard Delivery: Free in India.
Shipping charges are applicable in India only in case Express Delivery is availed.
Shipping Charges outside India : Standard fed-ex rates are applied on shipment outside India.
Cash on Delivery Charges: COD charges will be added to Bill amount in case COD facility is availed by the customer.
(Note: Shipping charges COD charges of any sorts are not applicable in Delhi NCR)

Thank you for shopping at Handikart.

Please read this policy carefully.

We issue refunds for all Domostic products within 3 days of the original purchase of the product.

We recommend contacting us for assistance if you experience any issues receiving or downloading our products.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our Returns and Refunds Policy, please contact us:

  • By phone number: 1800 121 1251
  • By email: costumercare@handikart.co.in
  • By visiting this page on our website: https://www.handikart.co.in/contacts

CANCELLATION POLICY

We can accommodate an order cancellation request only in cases where the product(s) have not yet been dispatched from our warehouse. Please make the request to us by:

Call our toll free customer service helpline on 1800 121 1251, and request for your product(s) to be returned

Email us on customercare@handikart.co.in

You can cancel your order online before the product has been shipped. Your entire order amount will be refunded.

Unfortunately, an order cannot be cancelled once the item has been Shipped to you.

In order to cancel an item in your order:

  • Log into your Handikart account and go to the 'My Orders' page
  • Identify the item you want to cancel and click on the corresponding 'View Details' link
  • In the detailed order page, you will see 'Cancel' links against each of the items in that order
  • Click on the 'Cancel' link, indicate the reason for cancellation, choose a mode of refund and confirm cancellation
  • Once your cancellation request is created, we will ensure that the cancellation is processed as soon as possible

Once you request the cancellation of item(s) in your order, it will take us a maximum of 1-2 business days to cancel the order and initiate a refund. You will be notified of the same by email.


However, if you opt for having the money transferred back to the source of transaction, it may take up to 7-10 business days for the respective banks to process the refund. Please get in touch with the banks directly in case of any delays post confirmation of cancellation/refund by Handikart. 

RETURN POLICY

No Hassles Returns Policy

At Handikart, we want you to be completely satisfied with each and every purchase. We believe that the creation of a bridge between consumers and world artists depends on high quality products and extraordinary customer service. If you aren’t satisfied with our products for any reason, we offer a no questions asked return policy, subject to goods being received in good undamaged condition.

How do I return an item delivered?

We will accept returns up to 7 days from the day that you receive your product. You can request a product return via either mode listed below:

Call our toll free customer service helpline on 1800 121 1251, and request for your product(s) to be returned

Email us on customercare@handikart.co.in

Visit to Handikart Website, Go to the “Contact Us” section, Write us mail Subject “Return My Product” that you wish to return, and request for a return

You will receive a confirmation of your return request. Our logistics partners will get in touch with you within 3 working days to arrange a reverse pick-up. The product(s) you wish to be returned will be packed, and shipped back to us. Once we have received your returned item(s) in good condition at our warehouse, we will initiate a payment refund. We expect to complete the refund process within 15 days from confirmation of return request.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please return your product(s) within the original packaging. If the original packaging is lost or unavailable, please allow us 3 additional days to organize the reverse pickup.

Refunds will not be issued if the returned products have been altered in any way before being returned to our logistics partners.

We will not be able to accept returns of customized products or framed paintings

No returns will be accepted after the 7-day returns period has expired.

Can I return a gift?

We regret that we are unable to accept returns of any gift products.

Important Notes and Restrictions:

Handikart is not responsible for loss or any costs incurred (including freight, duties and taxes, or import fees) for items returned without an RMA number or to any address other than a Handikart Returns Centre.

As a safeguard against potential abuse, Handikart reserves the right to deny a refund to anyone who has made what we determine to be excessive returns.

What happens if my item arrives damaged or incomplete?

At Handikart, your satisfaction is our priority. If you have received a damaged or incorrect item, or if part of your order is missing; please notify us immediately. You may do so by:

Call our toll free customer service helpline on 1800 121 1251, and request for your product(s) to be returned

Email us on customercare@handikart.co.in

Log in to your Handikart account, visit the “My Orders” section, select the relevant order(s) and product(s) that you wish to return, and request for a return

We will be happy to replace any damaged product(s) depending on availability of the ordered item(s). In case we are unable to replace your damaged product(s), we will arrange for a reverse pickup of your damaged product(s), verify the damage on receipt at our warehouse, and provide you with a full refund within 15 working days.

Any products that might be missing from your order will be shipped as soon as possible. Do keep in mind that we might be shipping your order via multiple packages. Please do check with our customer service team to ensure that the product(s) you believe to be missing from your order are not being shipped to you via another package.

Return Processing

If you're facing any issues with a product purchased from Handikart, we shall help by verifying and trying to resolve your product issue as part of the return verification process. The Issue resolution steps may be shared with you as self-help, or with assistance over call or a Handikart (or partner) personnel may visit your place.

Handikart is committed to provide you quality handicrafts, but in case if you do not receive product in good condition, damaged or defective at the time of delivery, please return the product immediately and we will deliver the new  product to you.

In case the item is not in stock or has been permanently discontinued, the refund for the entire product or part(s) of the product will be provided in 7 days.

This User Agreement contains rules and regulations, policies, terms & conditions and agreement applicable to any person who may access or use Handikart, including any subdomains, webpages or extension of Handikart.co.in; you hereby agree and acknowledge to be bound by the terms of this User Agreement.
The use of Handikart and the services provided are subject to the rules and regulations, policies, notices, terms & conditions set forth in this User Agreement. For the purposes of this User Agreement, 'User' and wherever the context may require 'You' (or any variation thereof), shall mean any natural or legal person who has agreed to become a user of Handikart by accessing or browsing the Website and/or has registered as a member of Handikart by submitting identification information/ registration details using the computer system of Handikart and accepting the electronic record of the User Agreement, has obtained a unique username along and a secret alpha-numerical key (password) for using the Website.

Amendment: Handikart Online Sales Private Limited (Henceforth referred to as "Company") reserves the right to change this Website and/or alter the terms and conditions of this User Agreement at any time and retains the right to deny access to anyone who the Company believes has violated the provisions of this User Agreement. You are advised that any amendment to the User Agreement or rules and policies incorporated herein by reference will only be notified on the Website on publicly accessible links and you agree by accessing, browsing or using this website that this constitutes sufficient notice for all purposes against you. The revised version/ terms shall be effective from the time that the Company posts the same on the Website. [In the event, that the User Agreement includes a substantial change, the Company will provide 30 days' prior notice of such substantial change by posting the same on the Website and also at the email address provided by the User to the Company. For the purposes of this User Agreement, 'substantial change' means a change to the terms of this User Agreement that reduces your rights or increases your responsibilities.]
By impliedly or expressly accepting this User Agreement, you also accept and agree to be bound by Handikart Rules and Policies for Sellers and Buyers as provided from time to time in the following hyperlinks:

  • Handikart Policies for Sellers
  • Handikart Policies for Buyers

Definitions

Payment on Billing shall mean a Transaction where the payment for the items purchased is paid through the (I) Handikart authorized Payment Gateway Facility or (ii) the buyer (if permitted by the relevant seller) has opted to deposit the Transaction Price in the bank account of the Company by way of cash or any other mode of payment and such payment of the Transaction Price is credited to the bank account of the Company within [3] days of booking the Transaction.

Payment on Delivery shall mean a Transaction where the payment for the items is collected from the buyer by the Logistics Partner at the time of delivering the goods. In this case, the Buyer shall only make payment in cash and no other mode of payment will be accepted. However, this facility is available only in limited cities in India and the Company in its sole discretion and without notice, reserves the right to add or withdraw the cities in which such option may be available. This facility shall not be available for delivery of items outside India.

Delivery / Delivered means physical delivery of the items to the buyer (for which a Transaction Price has been paid by the buyer by Payment on Billing or the buyer has opted for Payment on Delivery, or such other mode of payment approved by the Company) by the seller through a reputed courier service or by the Logistics Partner at the address communicated by the buyer on Handikart.

In Transit/ Dispatched all mean that the items (for which a Transaction Price has been paid by the buyer by Payment on Billing or the buyer has opted for Payment on Delivery, or such other mode of payment approved by the Company) have been dispatched by the seller through a reputed courier service or by the Logistics Partner at the address communicated by the buyer on Handikart.

Dispatch Details means the true, accurate and valid data, information, details or documents as specified by the Company from time to time, which the seller/ Logistics Partner is obligated to provide to the Company as proof that the item has been Dispatched and/or Delivered, as the case maybe.

Information means and shall include any confidential and/or personally identifiable information or other information provided to the Company or other Users of Handikart at the time of registration, buying or listing process or through any email feature and shall include without limitation your name, email address, billing/shipping address, phone number and banking / financial information.

Issuing Bank in respect of a buyer, means any bank that has issued a Valid Card (credit/ debit/ cash card) to the buyer or the branch of a bank which maintains a valid Bank Account in the name of buyer; with which the buyer makes payment of the Transaction Price. [Currently, Handikart authorized Payment Gateway Facility supports online bank transfers from the banks that are available while selecting prepay as the payment method. The Company may add or remove or suspend any one or more banks directly or through any payment gateway facilitators, and such change shall come into effect upon the same being posted on Handikart.]

Logistics Partner shall mean reputable logistics and courier company(s) appointed by the Company that will provide various services of collection and delivery of items, collection of the Transaction Price from the buyer in case of Payment on Delivery Transactions or such other services that the Company may require.

Transaction means every electronically generated valid purchase order placed by the Buyer for purchasing the items listed by the Seller on Handikart.

Transaction Price means the price to be paid for the items to be purchased by the buyer for every Transaction and which price shall include, if applicable, the shipping charges, insurance charges and all other taxes, duties, costs, charges and expenses in respect thereof as charged by the seller.

Valid Card means any valid credit card/ valid debit card/ valid cash card or any other card of whatsoever nature issued by Visa or MasterCard and/or by any Issuing Bank or any institution designated to issue such cards and lawfully owned by the User of the card at the time of the Transaction as well as at the time of Refund, if any.

Valid Bank Account shall mean a valid and operational bank account in the name of the User of which the User is the rightful and legal owner having the ability to issue cheques/ demand drafts and make deposits, which in respect of the buyer shall be referred to as the Buyer Bank Account and in respect of the Seller be referred to as the Seller Bank Account. [Both the Buyer Bank Account and Seller Bank Account are required to be with a branch of a nationalized bank as per applicable Indian laws or other banks which are registered with or approved by Reserve Bank of India and such branch and/or account of the Buyer and Seller supports Reserve Bank of India’s electronic / online banking system including, without limitation, National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and/or Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)].

Handikart authorized Payment Gateway Facility means the automated electronic payment or collection and remittance facility provided by the Company to Buyers and Sellers to facilitate purchase and sale of items as well as making payments there for on Handikart directly through banks or financial institution infrastructure or indirectly through payment gateway facility providers or through any such facility authorized by the Reserve Bank of India to provide enabling support facility for collection and remittance of payment. [Currently, Handikart authorized Payment Gateway Facility supports online bank transfers from the banks that are available while selecting the Prepay mode as the payment method. The Company may add or remove or suspend any one or more banks directly or through any payment gateway facilitators, and such change shall come into effect upon the same being posted on Handikart.]


Eligibility

Handikart or any service provided by Handikart may only be used or accessed by such persons who can form legally binding contracts under Indian Contract Act, 1872. Persons who are 'incompetent to contract' within the meaning of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 including minors, persons of unsound mind, and undischarged insolvents are not eligible to use Handikart. A minor is not allowed to access or register as a User or sell or purchase any items on Handikart.

If you represent and are registering as a business entity, by accepting the User Agreement you represent that such entity has sufficient authority under applicable law to enter into the User Agreement and you are duly authorized by the business entity to accept this User Agreement and you have the authority to bind that business entity to this User Agreement.


Registration and Communication

By registering on Handikart, you agree to allow us to contact you through any mode of communication (Email/Chat/Telephone call) for any confirmation or service related information for the order placed by you, on the contact details provided by you. Any kind of legal implication raised, due to the incorrect nature of the details provided by you, Handikart will not be held responsible for the same.

You agree that your sole purpose of registering or using Handikart is to buy or sell unique Indian handicraft products including green-crafted and ethnic products or such products as may be specifically notified by the Company on the Website from time to time (that are permitted to be bought and sold under applicable law) and you shall not use Handikart for any other purpose including for selling or buying products other than as mentioned above or products that are not allowed under applicable law to be sold or bought by you in any manner.

You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information while registering or for any other purpose when prompted to do so on Handikart. You are prohibited from misrepresenting your identity and agree not to represent yourself as another User or login/ register using the identity of any other person. You are responsible to maintain and promptly update the information provided while registering or for any other purpose on Handikart to ensure that the information provided by you is true, accurate, current and complete at all times. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete or the Company has reasonable grounds to deduce that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or not in accordance with this User Agreement, the Company reserves the right to indefinitely suspend or terminate or block your use or access to Handikart in any manner whatsoever.

Seller Registration: To be eligible to sell items on Handikart, the User is required to separately register with Handikart authorized Payment Gateway facility on its page on Handikart. The seller shall provide complete details of the Seller Bank Account as a part of the Handikart authorized Payment Gateway Seller Registration or at a later date in lieu of or in addition to the original Seller’s Bank Account.

Buyer Registration: Other than being a User, there is no separate registration requirement for buyers. Handikart authorized Payment Gateway facility is available to Buyers who hold a Valid Card or Valid Bank Account.

Electronic Communication: You agree to keep yourself updated with all data, information and communication pertaining to you made available on Handikart. You further agree that your use of Handikart or provision of any data or information including any correspondence (by email or otherwise) to or by the Company is through electronic records and you consent to receive communication from the Company via electronic records which will be deemed adequate service of notice/ electronic record.


Terms of Use

You understand and agree that the Company merely provide hosting services to its Users who access Handikart for purchase and sale of unique Indian products (that are permitted to be bought and sold under applicable law). All items advertised and/or listed on Handikart and the contents therein are advertised and listed by Users and are third party purchasers and/or sellers as the case may be. You also give permission to the Website and the Company to store details and records of your usage of Handikart indefinitely. However, this does not constitute any obligation on the part of the Company or the Website to do so.

Currently the membership on Handikart is free and the Company does not levy any charges/fees for browsing or buying on Handikart. However, for the purposes of listing any item on Handikart to be sold or availing other services provided by the Company through Handikart such as packing, warehousing, courier etc., the Seller will be charged fees as provided in the Facility Charges Policy incorporated herein by reference. The Company reserves the right to introduce new services or modify the existing services provided on Handikart. Additionally, the Company at its sole discretion may introduce fees for the new services provided or amend/ introduce fees for the existing services, as the case may be. Changes to the User Agreement or any of the rules and policies of the Company shall be posted on Handikart and such changes shall automatically become effective immediately after they are posted on Handikart.

All fees/ charges shall be quoted in Indian Rupees and shall be payable to Handikart Online Sales Private Limited within such time as specified in the invoice. You are responsible for paying all charges/ fees associated with the use of Handikart and shall be liable to pay any and all applicable taxes, charges, cesses etc. which may be levied. In case of any non- payment, the Company reserves the right to issue a warning or temporarily/ indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership with Handikart and disallow access to Handikart. The Company also reserves the right to take any legal action against you in case of any non- payment of charges/fees to the Company.

If you purchase anything on Handikart, you agree to also comply with the terms and conditions set out in the Policy for Buyers incorporated herein by reference.

If you propose to sell anything on Handikart, you agree to also comply with the terms and conditions set out in the Policy for Sellers incorporated herein by reference.

The Company offers listing, packing, courier, warehousing, design and other value added services (Handikart Logistics) to the sellers who opt to avail any of the Handikart Logistics services agree to comply with the terms and conditions set out in Policy for Handikart Logistics incorporated herein by reference. The sellers will be charged for such services availed from Handikart Logistics in accordance with the Facility Charges Policy.

You agree that the Company may appoint any third party service provider, including but not restricted to one or more of the Company's affiliate to provide backend operations and support as instructed by the Company from time to time including but not limited to collection, processing and remittance of the Transaction Price using the existing authorized banking infrastructure to provide enabling support facility for collection and remittance of payment including but not limited to the Logistics Partner.

The Company neither originates nor transmits any communication/ information on behalf of any User nor does it modify the contents of any communication transmitted. The Company has no control over third parties and contents generated by the Users on Handikart.

Any information provided by you to the Company or submitted to Handikart or provide or display to other Users of Handikart in the registration, buying or listing process, in the feedback area or through any e-mail communication is solely your responsibility and the Company merely is a platform where such information is distributed, published, displayed or used by Users. The Company or the Website is not liable for accuracy, appropriateness or legality of such information.


User Obligations

All contractual terms of the manner and terms & conditions of delivery, payment, insurance etc. between the buyer and the seller shall be independently agreed with the other users of Handikart that you may transact with.

You will treat Handikart as a mere passive conduit which is used as a platform by Users to create listings or provide information for the purpose of selling their items so that such information can be discovered and read by other Users of Handikart who may wish to purchase such items from other Users or provide feedback on items they have purchased or sellers who have sold any item to them.

You agree and undertake not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information or list any information or item that:

  • belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to;
  • is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever; or unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing including but not limited to "indecent representation of women" within the meaning of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986;
  • harm minors in any way;
  • infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights or third party’s trade secrets or rights of publicity or privacy or shall not be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;
  • violates any law for the time being in force;
  • deceives or misleads the addressee/ users about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
  • impersonate another person or use an anonymous proxy;
  • contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource; or contains any Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots, Easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, diminish value of, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
  • threatens the unity, integrity, defense, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation;
  • shall not be false, inaccurate or misleading;
  • shall not, directly or indirectly, offer, attempt to offer, trade or attempt to trade in any item, the dealing of which is prohibited or restricted in any manner under the provisions of any applicable law, rule, regulation or guideline for the time being in force;
  • may give rise to liability on part of the Website or the Company or cause any hindrance (in whole or in part) with respect to the services of ISPs or other suppliers of the Website or the Company; and
  • link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of items that are (I) prohibited under the User Agreement or any other applicable law for the time being in force including but not limited to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, the Indian Penal Code, 1860, Information Technology Act 2000 as amended time to time and rules there under or (ii) are at the same time listed for sale on a web site other than Handikart. You shall not promote any website or webpage or link on Handikart.

In case of any violation of the above provisions, the Company has the right to immediately terminate the access or usage rights of the user to Handikart without any notice and any such violating information that is displayed or submitted on Handikart can be removed immediately and completely.

You shall be responsible for keeping backup versions of the information and data provided by you. You hereby agree that you will not expect Handikart to restore or keep back up of your information and data and not hold the Website or the Company accountable for any loss of data in any circumstances.

You shall not, either alone or in conjunction with other users, manipulate or attempt to manipulate the prices of any item being sold or purchased on Handikart. You will also refrain from accessing information or databases in an unauthorized manner from Handikart or servers where information or databases are kept.

You shall not attempt to or circumvent or manipulate any of the obligations conferred on you by this User Agreement. If such attempt is discovered, it will constitute sufficient ground for termination of access to Handikart and also for taking appropriate legal action.

In case of any transaction or attempted transaction pertaining to any item listed on Handikart which is violating this User Agreement or applicable laws comes to your knowledge, you shall forthwith take all steps to inform the Company of such violation at customercare@ handikart.co.in.

If you choose to provide feedback on Handikart which is visible to other users, you shall exercise due care while making comments and not make any comments that are not factual in nature and shall not post defamatory or illegal or offensive/ obscene contents.

You undertake not to disclose or distribute any other User's Information to a third party, or use the Information for any unauthorized purpose including for the purposes of marketing unless you have obtained the User's express consent to do so.

You shall not place any advertisements on the Website in any manner. Further, you shall not use the Website to promote your own or any other persons business or interests on the Website except for providing description on a listing for a specific item, unless permitted by the Company in writing.

You shall not attempt to 'double dip' during the course of a dispute by receiving or attempting to receive funds from the Company and/or its service providers and/or the buyer or seller as the case maybe.


Disclaimers

Welcome to our website. In accessing and using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

On this website we provide an interactive environment in which users who are interested in our services or buying products online.

If you are not over the age of 18 years, you must obtain the consent of your parent or guardian before using this website.

You must not:

a) use any other person’s name when accessing or using this website, unless it is with our consent;

b) post or transmit any material which in any way defames, harasses or offends any person, is obscene or which in any way may interfere with any other users of this website;

c) provide any information to us which is the confidential information or proprietary information of any other person;

d) use this website in any way which may be in breach of any laws, rules or regulations or may infringe any third party rights; or

e) Knowingly transmit any virus or take any action which may interfere with the operation of this website.

This website may contain links to other websites which are not under our control or which are not maintained by us. The links to any such third party websites** are provided for your convenience and information only. If you access these websites you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content of those websites and will not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or your reliance on any such content. The fact that a website is linked to this website does not imply any endorsement or sponsorship by us of that website or that we are affiliated in any way with the third party operating that third party website.

Information, products and services published on this website are subject to change without notice

You may at your discretion provide information to us in order to receive information about us, the products or services displayed on this website, to receive information relating to our products and services or to be involved in promotions or other activities undertaken by us. All information will not be used by others, or be reproduced, published, transmitted, displayed modified or distributed at our discretion, subject to our obligations under our Privacy Statement.

All contents of this website, including the software, design, text and graphics are owned by or licensed to us and are protected by copyright under the laws of India and other countries. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of personal use, private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under copyright legislation, you may not reproduce, transmit, adapt, distribute, sell, modify or publish or otherwise use any of the material on this website without our prior written consent.

This web site includes trademarks which are registered, are the subject of pending applications or which are otherwise protected by law. You may not use these trademarks with out our consent.

Handikart is only a platform where users may meet and interact with one another for their transactions. The Website or the Company is not and cannot be a party to or control in any manner any transaction between two users of Handikart.

All commercial / contractual terms are offered by and agreed to between buyers and sellers alone as per principal to principal bipartite contractual obligations. The commercial / contractual terms include without limitation price, shipping costs, payment methods, payment terms, date, period and mode of delivery, warranties related to items listed for sale. The Company does not have any control and neither does it determine or advise or in any way involves itself in the offering or acceptance of such commercial / contractual terms between buyers and sellers. Further, you understand that a listing may end if another User buys the item, or the User who made the listing chooses to end the same or if the listing expires after a stipulated period of time.

The Company is neither involved in the buying and selling of items on the Website nor liable or responsible for any non- performance or breach of any contract entered into between the Users (i.e. buyer and seller) including but not limited to non-delivery or non-receipt, non-payment, damage, breach of representations and warranties provided by the seller or any fraud as regards the items listed on Handikart. The Users acknowledge that the Company will not be liable for any damages, interests or claims etc. resulting from not processing or any delay in processing a Transaction/ Transaction Price which is beyond the control of the Company. The Company shall not and is not required to mediate or resolve any dispute or disagreement between users.

The Company does not make any representation or warranty as to the attributes (such as quality, worth, marketability, merchantability, usefulness) of the items proposed to be sold or offered to be sold or purchased on Handikart. In particular, the Company does not implicitly or explicitly support or endorse the sale or purchase of any items on the Website. The Company shall not be liable for any errors or omissions, whether on behalf of itself or third parties.

The Company does not make any representation or warranty as to the attributes (such as legal title, creditworthiness, identity etc.) of any of its users. You are advised use your best judgment and independently verify the bona fides of any particular User that you choose to deal with on Handikart.

Handikart is only a venue through which Users can reach a larger base to buy and sell unique Indian products. The Company is only providing a platform in form of the Website for communication and a hosting service for information and it is agreed that the contract for sale of any of the items shall be a strictly bipartite contract between the seller and the buyer. At no time shall any right, title or interest over the items vest with the Company nor shall the Company have any obligations or liabilities in respect of such contract. The Company is not responsible for unsatisfactory or delayed performance of sellers or damages or delays as a result of items being out of stock, back ordered or otherwise unavailable. All items offered by sellers are only for a restricted time and only for the available supply as offered by sellers.

The Company and its suppliers, affiliates and service providers make available Handikart and services including the Handikart Logistics, Handikart authorized Payment Gateway facility for electronic payment on an "as is" basis and without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The Company specifically disclaims any such warranty. You expressly agree that the use of Handikart and Handikart authorized payment gateway electronic payment facility is at your own risk.

You release and indemnify the Company and/or any of its officers and representatives from any cost, damage, liability or other consequence of any of the actions of the users of Handikart and specifically waive any claims that you may have in this behalf under any applicable law. The Company cannot control the information provided by other Users, which is made available on the Website notwithstanding the Company's reasonable efforts in that behalf. You may find other User's information to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. Please use caution and practice safe trading when using the Website. Please note that there may be risks in dealing with foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretenses.


Limited liability of the Company

In no event shall the Company or its suppliers, affiliates and service providers be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses arising (in any manner whatsoever, including but not limited to negligence) out of or in connection with Handikart, Handikart authorized payment gateway facility, services provided by the Logistics Partner or any other services or this User Agreement.

The Company liability in any circumstance is limited to the amount of charges/ fees, if any, paid by you to the Company. The Company, its associates, affiliates and service providers and technology partners make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, and/or timeliness of any content, information, software, text, graphics, links or communications provided on or through the use of Handikart or that the operation of Handikart or the Logistics Partner or Handikart authorized payment gateway facility will be error free and/or uninterrupted. The Company provides no guarantee to its Users in respect of the products sold on the Website. Consequently, the Company assumes no liability whatsoever for any monetary or other damage suffered by you on account of:

The delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Website or Handikart authorized payment gateway facility.

Any delay, failure, interruption or errors in the operation of Handikart or the Logistics Partner or Handikart authorized payment gateway facility.


Indemnity

You shall indemnify and hold harmless the Company and the Company's parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, third-parties and their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees, from any claim or demand, or actions including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party or penalty imposed due to or arising out of your breach of the User Agreement including the rules and policies incorporated herein by reference, or (ii) your violation of any law, rules or regulations or the rights of a third party.


BREACH

Without limiting other remedies that the Company may pursue, the Company may at its sole discretion take such action as it deems fit including but not limited to cancellation of the Transaction or payments made, limit your activity, immediately remove your information or listings, or end your listing, warn other Users of your actions, forthwith temporarily/indefinitely suspend or terminate or block your membership, and/or refuse to provide you with access to Handikart or initiate any legal action it may deem fit, particularly in the event:

You breach any of the provisions of this User Agreement including any of the rules and policies, documents, terms and conditions made thereunder which are incorporated therein by reference;

Any misuse of the Handikart authorized payment gateway facility The Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information provided by you; The Company believes that your actions may cause legal liability to the Company, other Users or yourself. No actions, omissions or decisions taken by the Company shall waive any rights or claims that the Company may have against the User.

No actions, omissions or decisions taken by the Company shall waive any rights or claims that the Company may have against the User.

Any User that may have been suspended or blocked may not register or attempt to register with Handikart or use Handikart in any manner whatsoever until such time that such User is reinstated by the Company. Notwithstanding the above, if you breach the User Agreement or the rules and policies and other documents incorporated therein by reference, the Company reserves the right to recover any amounts due and owed by you to the Company and to take strict legal action including but not limited to referral to the appropriate police or other authorities for initiating criminal or other proceedings against me.


Grievance Redressal Mechanism

In case of any grievance, objection or complaint on your part with respect to the Website, other Users, Handikart authorized payment gateway facility or the Company, including any complaints or enquiry about suspension, termination or blocking of your membership or right to use Handikart, you should promptly raise such grievance or complaint with the designated Grievance Officer at customercare@Handikart.co.in and provide him with all necessary information and/or documents to enable the Company/ Grievance Officer to resolve the issue.

The name and contact details of the Grievance Officer is published on Handikart as required under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the rules made thereunder.


General

None of the provisions of this User Agreement shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or agency between you and the Company and you shall have no authority to bind the Company in any manner whatsoever.

Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices directed to the Company shall be given by email to customercare@Handikart.co.in and any notices to you by the Company shall be provided to the email address provided by you during the registration process. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by registered mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to us during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given 3 days after the date of mailing.

If any clause of this User Agreement or the application thereof to any User or circumstance shall be deemed invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable to any extent, the remainder of this User Agreement and the application of such unenforceable provision to Users or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby, and each provision of this User Agreement shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

This User Agreement together with the rules and policies incorporated herein by reference constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between you and the Company with respect to the subject matter herein.

The Company at its sole discretion shall be entitled to assign or transfer its rights and obligations under this User Agreement hereunder to any other person without your prior consent provided that the Company assigns this User Agreement on the same terms or such terms that are no less to you.

All remedies of the Company under this User Agreement whether provided herein or conferred by statute, civil law, common law, custom or trade usage, are cumulative and not alternative and may be enforced successively or concurrently.


ARBITRATION

If any dispute arises between you and the Company during your use of Handikart or the Handikart authorized payment gateway facility or Handikart Services or any service incidental to the Website or thereafter, in connection with the validity, interpretation, implementation or alleged breach of any provision of the User Agreement and/or Handikart authorized payment gateway Agreement, or the rules, policies and documents incorporated therein by reference, the dispute shall be referred to a sole arbitrator who shall be an independent and neutral third party identified by the Company whose decision shall be final. The place of arbitration shall be Mumbai. The Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996, shall govern the arbitration proceedings. The arbitration proceedings shall be in the English language.


GOVERNING LAW

This User Agreement and all rules, policies and documents incorporated by reference shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of India and the Courts in Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction. This document is an electronic record in terms of Information Technology Act, 2000 and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or digital signatures.