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In addition, You also agree that:
2. You will offer, at all times, all Payment Methods that are enabled on the terminal as a payment option for customers at your outlet;
3. You will be solely responsible for and bear all risk and liability for products sold at your outlet/store;
4. You will display the all payment/brand logos prominently at your outlet/Stores, as provided by us;
5. In the event You stop using the Services or relationship is terminated as agreed terms, You will delete all information about a customer received under this arrangement;
6. In the event any customers or we need deletion of any data received from us concerning a customer or if the customer asks you to do so, You provide an easily accessible mechanism to adhere to this request.
7. You will provide us with any information or allow us to audit documents related to this arrangement, if we request to verify your compliance with this Agreement.
8. You represents that You own all rights in their name, logo and/or trademark and hereby authorize us, either directly or indirectly, to use the same in any promotional, marketing and/or publicity activities / material in any published, broadcast or electronic forum, and in any medium of advertising, publicity or trade. .
9. DISCLAIMER TO BE APPLICABLE: THE SITE AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS." SOME JURISDICTIONS' LAWS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, IN WHICH CASE THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND WE AND OUR AFFILIATES DISCLAIM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR QUIET ENJOYMENT.
10. You will not, directly or indirectly:
(a) disclose or convey any Transaction Information (except you may disclose this information as necessary for you to perform your respective obligations under this Agreement and to comply with the provisions of applicable laws 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 Transaction Information for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever; (c) contact a Person that has ordered a Merchant 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; (d) disparage us, our Affiliates, or any of their or our respective services or any customer; or (e) target communications of any kind on the basis of the intended recipient being a user of the Payment Partner Site or the Payment Partners Associated Properties.
1. Dynamic Currency Conversion (“DCC”) is selectively offered to Merchant by any applicable Acquiring Bank and not by Pine Labs/Visa/MasterCard.
2. The Merchant will at all times inform and seek consent of cardholder to initiate a DCC transaction.
3. The Merchant will also inform the cardholder on the choice of currencies that is offered and the exchange rate.
4. Merchant indemnifies and shall defend any claim on DCC transaction that maybe initiated by a cardholder.
Please note that to avail service on myPlutus app you need to download this from the Google/ Apple play storeonto your mobile. At the time of registration and/or login, you will be required to provide the following information:
Services provided via this application:
Track your Pine Labs POS application, raise any service requests including paper roll, request for activation of value added services, see your transaction history, view how to product videos etc.
Facilitating e-commerce sites and merchants to accept various payment instruments from their customers for completion of their payment obligations without the need for merchants to create a separate payment integration system of their own and enabling the merchants to connect with the respective acquirers.
The Merchant shall provide KYC documents to Pine Labs along with the agreement entered into between the parties and as and when there is a change in the authorised signatory/directors/partners of the Merchant, the Merchant shall duly inform Pine Labs. If the Merchant provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or not current, Pine Labs reserves the right to reject the Merchant’s registration and/ or indefinitely suspend or terminate its account and refuse to provide the services. Further, Merchant agrees to indemnify and keep Pine Labs indemnified from and against all damages, claims and losses resulting from the use of any detail/ information that it supplies to Pine Labs.
Merchant consents and agrees to comply with the rules, guidelines, directions, instructions, requests, etc. (“Guidelines”) made by the Payment System Providers [including but not limited to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) etc.] and Card Associations (including but not limited to Visa, Mastercard, Rupay, American Express etc.) from time to time. Merchant expressly acknowledges and agrees that it is assuming the risk of compliance with all applicable Guidelines. Merchant further acknowledges that the Payment System Providers, Card Associations and the issuing banks may also put limitations and restrictions on the Merchant on the number of purchases which may be charged on an individual credit card/debit card account during any time period and reserve the right to refuse to make payments in respect of orders exceeding such limit, at their sole discretion. In addition, the Payment System Providers and Card Associations have the right to reject payments made by the Merchant for any reason whatsoever. In the event of failure to comply with obligations towards the Payment System Providers, Pine Labs may suspend (pending enquiries) or terminate Merchant’s account with immediate effect.
The Merchant acknowledges that Pine Labs, is not guaranteeing any transactions with the customers in any manner whatsoever and the same shall be subject to relevant authorizations being received from various other parties involved in successful completion of an online transaction (such as acquiring banks, issuing bank, Card Associations etc.).
The Merchant shall not at any time require the customers to provide Merchant with any details of the accounts held by them with the Issuing and Acquiring Banks including their passwords, account number, card numbers and PIN. Merchant acknowledges that it shall not store any customer card and such related data in any form or manner whatsoever on its websites/ servers.
Merchant must ensure that the correct line of business is declared under merchant category code (MCC) pertaining to the Merchant and Pine Labs reserves the right to withhold settlements and/ or suspend transactions of the Merchant in case of any mismatch or violation in its MCC declaration.
The Merchant agrees that all refunds and chargebacks shall be the sole responsibility of the Merchant and Pine Labs shall not be liable for any claims or disputes which may arise in connection thereof. In the event a fraudulent transaction results into a chargeback then the same shall be resolved in accordance with the provisions relating to chargeback as set out under the agreement between the parties. All refunds shall be made to the original method of payment.
Merchant acknowledges that Pine Labs is only providing payment aggregation and collection services to the Merchant in its capacity as an intermediary and all legal and financial responsibility in connection with any customer disputes regarding services, delivery, chargebacks, refunds etc. shall be the sole responsibility of the Merchant.
Merchant acknowledges that Pine Labs will settle payments as per the timeline agreed under the agreement with the Merchant or its sub-merchants or both, as the case may be. The Merchant will bear and be responsible and liable for payment of all relevant taxes in relation to the payments made to Pine Labs for services availed in accordance with these terms.
If Merchant has opted for subscriptions services through which its customers may set up standing instructions to charge their chosen payment method (such as credit card, debit card or bank account) as per the billing cycle communicated by Merchant to Pine Labs, then as per the Merchant’s consent the relevant amount will be charged to such payment method as per the billing cycle communicated to Pine Labs and Pine Labs shall continue to follow the standing instructions until Merchant or the customer terminates the Recurring Payment Instruction.
Further, the Merchant agrees to inform Pine Labs of the revocation by any customer of the standing instructions, in writing, within 7 (seven) days prior to the next instance of charge to the customer enabling Pine Labs to cease processing the Recurring Payment Instruction. In the event of failure by the Merchant to do so, Pine Labs shall not be liable for any charge applied to the customer for that month. Merchant agrees to indemnify Pine Labs against any losses suffered by Pine Labs in this regard.
Where Pine Labs is acting as a technical service provider and Merchant is the token requestor, Merchant acknowledges and agrees that Pine Labs shall have no liability towards the Merchant or any third party for the Merchant's acts or omissions or its failure to comply with applicable laws.
Where Pine Labs is acting as the token requestor on behalf of the Merchant, Merchant acknowledges and agrees that Pine Labs’ role is limited to requesting for tokens on behalf of the Merchant upon obtaining customer consent.
Merchant acknowledges and agrees that in order to allow using the saved card feature, the customer card details must be tokenised. Accordingly, Merchant shall, except in the case of seamless checkout:
Merchant agrees to keep Pine Labs fully indemnified at all times from and against all losses, damages, penalties, etc., incurred by or imposed on Pine Labs to the extent it arises from any breach by the Merchant of these terms or of the Circular, as the case may be.
Merchant shall maintain logs of all instances of obtaining customer consent under applicable laws and of its compliance with the tokenization services and provide the same to Pine Labs on a real time basis or as requested from time to time. Pine Labs shall have the right to audit the Merchant’s compliance with the terms of these Tokenization Services at any time upon notice to the Merchant. Merchant shall be solely responsible for any hashed string storage undertaken by it.
The process for each Payment Mode transaction for which the Merchant wishes to use the Feature shall be as under:
The Merchant shall, on a Customer choosing an option to make a payment-by-Payment Mode, obtain an Authentication in respect of such Customer.
Pine Labs shall thereafter obtain an Authorization for such Payment Mode transaction attempted to be affected by the Customer.
On completion of Authentication and Authorization, Pine Labs shall prefund the nodal account with an amount equivalent to 95% of the relevant amounts due from the Customer to the Merchant in respect of such Payment Mode transaction (“Purchase Price”, and the amount so pre-funded by Pine Labs is hereinafter referred to as “Pre-funded Amount”), and transmit the Pre-funded Amount, after making the deduction of the applicable service/ convenience fees due to it in respect of the Feature, from the nodal account to the Merchant bank account on the same day i.e. T+ 0 day (or such other timelines as may be communicated to the Merchant via the commercial tab on the AllTap App);
On T+1 day, Pine Labs collects the Purchase Price from the Issuing/Acquiring Institution (as applicable) which amounts shall be transmitted onwards in accordance with sub-clause 2.5 below; and
On receipt of the Purchase Price from the Issuing/Acquiring Institution (as applicable), Pine Labs shall transmit 95% of the Purchase Price from the nodal account to Pine Labs’s designated bank account towards settlement/ adjustment against the Pre-funded Amount, and after making the deduction of the applicable fees due to it in respect of the relevant Payment Mode transaction (other than the fees payable in respect of use of the Feature), transmit the remaining 5% of the Purchase Price from the nodal account to the Merchants bank account on T+1 day (or such other timelines as may be communicated to the Merchant via the commercial tab on the AllTap App).
As and when IMPS is available and offer by Pine Labs to its Merchants all IMPS charges applicable on transactions shall be payable by the Merchant.
Your above authorizations shall be irrevocable and remain in full force and effect until the later of: (a) Your account with Pine Labs is closed or terminated, or (b) Pine Labs have received the Pre-funded Amount and applicable fees and other charges in connection therewith.
A facilitate/ convenience fee for right to use/avail Feature shall be notified to the Merchant from time to time and may be on monthly, quarterly or annual basis. The Merchant agrees, acknowledges and authorizes Pine Labs to debit the service/ convenience fees for availing the Feature in the manner set out in Clause 2.3 above.
Without prejudice to and in addition to the irrevocable authorization given by the Merchant in favor of Pine Labs to transfer an amount equivalent to the Pre-funded Amount from the nodal account to the Pine Labs’ bank account, the Merchant agrees that payment of the Pre-Funded Amount and other applicable charges and fees to Pine Labs shall be made no later than 15 (fifteen) calendar days from date of the MPR. Sending of MPR via email to registered email id or through the AllTap App shall constitute as date and receipt of invoice.
If Pine Labs determines at any time during the term of the Feature that in order to continue to pre-fund the nodal account it needs to re-assess the credit profile of the Merchant, then the Merchant shall immediately provide information and documents regarding Merchant's ownership, operations and financial position upon request to Pine Labs. In the case of failure/ default by the Merchant in providing such information and documents, Pine Labs reserves the right to withdraw/ discontinue the Feature for such defaulting Merchant, without any further notice.
1. Unless otherwise stated, all reports, data, information, numbers, statistics and other content generated using Analytics shall be the property of Pine Labs Pvt Ltd.
2. You agree and understand that Analytics cannot share the finer details or back up proofs used for generating the reports/analysis.
3. You agree not to misuse Analytics and to only use it in a manner consistent with its stated purpose of analyzing and visualizing data. In particular, you will not use Analytics in a way that is unlawful or may infringe on the legitimate rights of others.
4. By using Analytics you agree to keep all data, reports, content generated herein as confidential and not disclose or share the same with any third party for any reason whatsoever.
1. In-Store Marketing: Merchant participation in the Program will receive coverage in the ‘Pay by Points’ related in-store marketing material which will be deployed at merchant stores and such other channels as may be decided by Pine Labs.
2. Term & Termination: The Pay by points program would continue from the date of signing of this letter until Terminated or deactivation of Plutus terminal at merchant location, whichever is earlier. Either Party reserves the right to terminate this Reward Program for any reason by giving two (2) month’s written notice to the other Party. In all events of termination, both parties shall provide each other all the outstanding amounts, if any, and the said payment shall remain the continuing obligation of the parties till all matters connected therewith are settled.
3. Pine Labs Payments: Timely payments to Pine Labs would be pre-condition to ensure continuity in Pay by Points program, settlement of Merchants and for transfer of payments to program Partners. For the monthly Fixed Program Management Fee, Pine Labs will raise the invoice to the merchant at the end of every month with a 30 day credit period.
1. You agree that the Company may on its products and services, place any content, marketing promotion benefits, advertisements, promotions, listings, bookings etc (including third party content) offered either directly or through its merchants/vendors (“Promotion Materials).
2. You acknowledge and agree that, for products and services availed through these Promotion Materials being offered by its various merchants/vendors, the Company (i) is neither a warrantor nor gives any guarantee, either expressed or implied, (ii) is not liable for any defect or fault, and (iii) shall not be responsible for any claims, post-sale claims, genuineness etc.
3. You agree to handle such issues and disputes directly between You and the Merchant/vendor. You also agree that any such issue or disputes regarding the warranty, guarantee, quality, and service will be addressed as per the terms and conditions of the merchants/vendors.”
(Affordability includes EMIs through Credit cards, Debit cards and NBFCs)
1. Merchant understands that Pine Labs services can enable connectivity to various Issuer Banks/NBFCs who may offer Loan/EMI facility. Merchant agrees such EMI offers are at the sole discretion of Issuer Banks/NBFCs. Pine Labs has no role to play in the same. Such Issuer Banks/NBFCs may charge rates of interest from customers as per their prevailing rates of interest which may change from time to time without any prior notice
2. Merchant agrees to follow the guidelines issued by Reserve Bank of India from time to time in relation to EMI Transactions. Merchant agrees that Pine Labs will not be responsible for any loan defaults of credit/debit card/NBFC card customers as it is a direct transaction between Issuer Bank/NBFC and customer.
3. Minimum & Maximum transaction amount on which EMI can be offered is set as per the limit prescribed by the Issuer Bank/NBFC/OEM.
4. The interest rates are subject to change as informed by relevant Issuer Banks/NBFCs.
5. All service taxes / Government taxes, duties, levies and surcharges shall be charged over and above the interest amount. Pine Labs or Card industry stake holders like Issuer Banks/NBFCs and card association (Visa / Master / Amex / Diner / JCB / Rupay) can print any campaigns / promotional details on the customer charge-slip that gets printed on the Plutus Devices.
6. The Merchant agrees not to advertise / market / publicize in any manner, EMI schemes as "zero percent" / "interest free" in letter and spirit.
7. Merchant shall promote goods & services through EMI-Scheme/loan facility on debit cards issued by certain Issuer bank/NBFCs such as SBI, Axis Bank, ICICI, Federal bank, Mahindra Finance, Zest Money, Tata Capital, Money Tap (may be added in our discretion from time to time) and such facilities shall be provided by the Issuer Bank/NBFC to its customers and cardholders via its Merchant Outlets.
8. Issuer Bank/NBFC in discretion approves/disapproves any EMI Scheme or loan facility, as the case maybe.
9. For Debit EMI only, upon approval from the concerned Issuer Bank, Pine Labs shall undertake a validation transaction of Rs. 1/- via acquiring network for the purpose of authentication of the Customer and collect the remaining loan amount from the Issuer Bank and forward the same to the Merchant’s account after deducting the service fees (as mentioned in agreements executed between parties) and applicable taxes.
10. Pine Labs only facilitates EMI-related cashback offers and schemes on its PoS. For any queries related to credit of cashback or offer details, please reach out to the respective brands/banks.
11. Merchant understands and acknowledges that any offering by Merchant to the customer towards Instant payback/ cashback / discount program (wherein the participating customers would be provided the benefit of instant redemption at the time of purchase of the Goods/ Services subject to fulfilment of applicable terms and conditions) shall be set off upfront from the transaction amount and accordingly the settlement by Pine Labs to the Merchant shall be done with the net amount.
As it is in all businesses, there are certain categories where no banking facility should be ideally leveraged and as part of the financial industry, Pine Labs also complies with the policy and procedures laid down as per Industry standards. Hence, below category of merchants are restricted from being provided a terminal from Pine Labs. This list will be updated here time to time and will be shared with the Sales leaders.
1. Merchants involved in intangible goods/ unrealistic services (businesses offering treatments that claim to restore beauty/ youth)
2. Where reputational damage can happen to the Acquirer by implication, such as Dance bars, Massage parlours, Escort services, merchant establishments dealing in pornography, Online Adult Membership, Adult Book Stores, Adult Telephone Conversations and other socially unacceptable merchandise / services
3. Miracle cures which includes unsubstantiated cures, remedies or other items marketed as quick health fixes
4. Offensive goods which includes literature, products or other materials that: a) Harms reputation of any person or groups of people based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, etc. b) Encourage or incite violent acts c) Promote intolerance and/or hatred.
5. Copyrighted media which includes unauthorized copies of books, music, movies, and other licensed or protected materials
6. Military arms, firearms and ammunitions
7. Pyrotechnic devices and hazardous materials which includes fireworks and related goods; toxic, flammable, and radioactive materials and substances.
8. Selling legal highs (including, narcotics or other psychotropic substances)
9. Tobacco, cigar and cigarettes which includes cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and related products
10. Counterfeit and unauthorized goods, which include replicas or imitations of designer goods; items without a celebrity endorsement that would normally require such an association; fake autographs, counterfeit stamps, and other potentially unauthorized goods.
11. Lobby groups
12. Casinos and gambling equipment, including “Junket Operators” that arrange gambling tours; Sweepstakes, Lotteries, raffles and gambling outlets etc.
13. Gaming/gambling which includes lottery tickets, sports bets, memberships/ enrolment in online gambling sites, and related content
14. Betting, bookmaking, racing - Car/ Animals
15. Live animals or hides/skins/teeth, nails and other parts etc. of animals.
16. Body parts, which includes organs or other body parts – live, cultured/preserved or from cadaver
17. Endangered species, which includes plants, animals or other organisms (including product derivatives) in danger of extinction
18. Hacking and cracking materials which includes manuals, how-to guides, information, or equipment enabling illegal access to software, servers, websites, or other protected property
19. Prescription drugs or herbal drugs or any kind of online pharmacies which includes drugs or other products requiring a prescription by a recognized and licensed medical practitioner in India or anywhere else.
20. Multi-Level Marketing collection fees or sites using a matrix scheme approach
21. Credit repair companies /debt consolidation firms
22. Money Changers, Remittance Services, Money Transmitter, Check Cashing Business, Currency Exchange
23. Businesses where unscrupulous traders are present (E.g. pawn-brokers, money-lenders etc.)
24. Entities engaged in chit funds / unauthorized financial schemes
25. International merchants not having local presence in India
26. Mining / Oil drilling & refining
Houses of worship (e.g., churches, temples etc. for donations) owned or funded by politically exposed persons, religious organizations or institutions / Charities or Non-profit organizations
27. Merchants operating from mobile offices
28. Merchants engaged in products or services where specific licenses are required to operate by regulatory bodies or local jurisdiction where licenses are not available or are invalid
29. Merchant establishments where the promoter/partner/proprietor/owner’s name appear in the RBI Defaulters/negative list / Bank’s internal negative list or such other list which may be published by the partner bank from time to time
30. Merchants involved in any product or service, which is not in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations whether federal, state, local or international including the laws of India
31. Jewellery merchants
32. Any form of club memberships