Independent Distributor E-Contract Agreement

 

This agreement is agreed andaccepted electronically &online by and between theexecuting parties (Hereinafter mentioned and referred to as Independent Distributorand the Direct selling Entity which expressions shall meanand include their respective legal heirs, assigns, successors, administrators and undertakers).  

 

Be known that this Contract agreement is executed and entered into in accordance with the provisions of India Contract Act and Consumer Protection (Direct selling) Rules, 2021 (Hereinafter referred to as the Rules)

 

Whereas the Independent Distributorhas voluntarily out of his/her ownaccord, sweet will and without any coercion whatsoever, mental or physical, offered to join the Direct Selling Networkbusiness of the Direct selling entity namedJay Parivartan India Marketing Pvt Ltd(Registered under the Companies Act, 2013) and Registered Office at 11, Jay Estate, Dabhoi Road,   Ratanpur, Vadodara, Gujarat-390004.

 

And whereas the Direct selling entity is engaged in “Direct selling business” which means marketing, distribution and sale of goods or providing of services through a network of Direct Sellers as per its prescribed Compensation Plan (Which may be read as part and parcel of this agreement as the same is not being reproduced here for the sake of brevity) not falling under the pyramidor Money circulation scheme.


Andwhereas the Independent Distributor, named below along with his/her KYCparticulars therein has, after being explained all the provisions ofthe said Compensation Plan, product details and thepresent E-contract Agreement in the vernacular language known to him by Shri___________________ID No._______________, duly ascertained and satisfied by visiting theDirect selling entity’s website 
www.jayparivartanindia.com, hasvoluntarily offeredto join the business of the Direct selling entity  andresolved to enter into this E-contract agreement, hence this deed.


NOW THEREFORE THIS DEED COVENATS AS UNDER:

  1. The Direct selling entity hereby covenants that it is fully compliant to the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021, Legal Metrology Act, 2009, E-commerce Rules, 2020 and all other Rules and laws applicable to an Indian Direct Selling Entity.
  2. The Direct selling entity assuresand the Independent Distributor agrees :-
    1. That this E-contract agreement has no provisionthat anIndependent Distributor will receive remuneration or incentive for therecruitment/enrolment only of new participants.
    2. That it does not require a participant topurchase goods or services for an amount that exceeds the amount forwhich such goods or services can be expected to be sold or resold toconsumers.
    3. That it does not require a participant to payany entry /registration fee / subscription fee, cost of sales demonstration equipment andmaterials or other fees relating to participation in the Direct selling entity’s Direct selling business.
    4. That it has ascertainedfrom the Compensation plan provided by the Direct selling entity (The same maybe read as part and parcel of this E-contract agreement as the same is not being reproduced here for the sake of brevity), thestipulated amount of any or all types of Incentives, rewards, etc. including financial and non-financialbenefits payable to the Independent Distributor are calculated only and onlyon the basis of effective sale, marketing and distribution of productsand in no way on the basis of recruiting/sponsoring/introducing anotherIndependent Distributor.

 

  1. Cooling Off Policy:That the Direct selling entity allows or provides to the Independent Distributorherein a reasonable cooling off period in accordance with clause 3 (b) of the Rules,of the said Rules undertake to provide a newly registered Independent Distributor a cooling off period of ______ days effective from the date of signing and execution of the contract agreement by him/her while registering as Independent Distributor with us wherein the said Independent Distributor can cancel the contract agreement without resulting in any breach of contract or levy of penalty. 
  2. Buyback Policy:
  1. If the product is in marketable* condition and is returned within 30 days of receipt of goods accompanied by the original invoice, 100% of the amount as refund will be given.
  2. If the product is in Unmarketable** condition and is returned within 30 days of receipt of goods refund value will be assessed by Grievance Redressal Officer and appropriate value will be given.

*Marketable refers to products that are unopened, sealed and undamaged in any form whatsoever. 

**Unmarketable products are those which have been opened and its seal broken.

  1. That the Independent Distributor herein agrees that the Direct selling entity has established a “Grievance RedressalMechanism” for consumers andIndependent Distributors to redress theirgrievances and complaints, annexed herewith which may be read as part and parcel of these covenants as the same is not being reproduced here for the sake of brevity.
  2. The Direct selling entity herein does not require, invite or solicit a Prospect or a would-beIndependent Distributor to invest money in anyform whatsoever to participate in its Direct selling business.  The Independent Distributor shall however be required to bear the cost of products purchased by him/her anddoes not include any provision that the Independent Distributor herein willreceive compensation for the recruitment of other participants to participate. That he/shewill receive compensation derived only and only from the sale, marketing and distribution of products, in accordance with the Compensation plan provided and prescribed by the Direct selling entity, to which the Independent Distributor hereby agrees to whole of this covenant in letter and spirit.
  3. That the Direct selling entity will provide all support to the Independent Distributorin delivery of the products through Franchisee/Pick-up centers / Available Courier/Transport or any otherLogistics Service for maintaining effective support system.
  4. That by accepting the Offer of the Independent Distributor herein the Direct selling entityrequireshim/ her to do andcomplete the following steps. AnIndividual/ Firm/entityeligible to enter into a contract as per the provisions of the IndiaContact Act, 1872 and wish to becomeaIndependent Distributor of the Direct selling business of the entity herein, can apply to become aIndependent Distributorfor marketing and selling of Direct selling entity’s product on pan India basis, in prescribed form through online method.
    1. Fill the application form online and upload scanned KYC documents.
    2. Accept the terms andcondition of this E-contract agreement byclicking on “I AGREE” button below.
    3. On the completion of the above process, the Independent Distributor cantake a printout of this agreement.
    4. Upon the execution of this agreementand after the verification of all the KYC documentsuploaded through the above process,the applicant shall be accepted as aIndependent Distributor of the Direct selling entity’s businessand aUnique Identification number and password shall beallotted to the applicant, to allow him / her to log on to access his/ her own personal account maintained by the company on its website.  
    5. That the Independent Distributor shall submit the following self-attested documents in
      hard copy to the Direct selling entitywithin ____ days from the date of execution of
      this Agreement (Including the acceptance of terms of this agreement) already accepted and agreed upon by clicking on “IAGREE” button at the bottom of these presents (agreement).
    6. That the Direct selling entity upon scrutiny and verification of theApplicationand KYC particulars may re-consider its decision and reject application of the Independent Distributor herein, to which the Independent Distributor hereby agrees.The Direct selling entity shall have sole discretion and shall be at liberty toreject his/her direct selling unique ID number, if the KYC and other documents inhard copy are found unsatisfactory, mollified. Forged or not conforming to Government guidelines prescribed for this purpose.  
    7. That the KYC shall include but not limited to verified proof ofaddress, proof of identity, and PAN as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961, as follows, duly issued by the Government of India or a State/UT government.   
      1. Aadhaar Car
      2. Voter ID Card
      3. Passport
      4. Ration card
      5. Any other identity document issued by the State/UT or centralgovernment which can be verified online.
      6. Additional Documents required for Applicant in case of a company or firm:
        1. CIN or Registration Certificate, MOA & AOA or Partnership Deed, as the case may be;
        2. PAN, GSTIN, FSSAI (wherever applicable)
        3. List of Directors / Partners of the applicant entity
        4. Board Resolution / Authorization in favor of the Director / Partner signing and executing this E-Contract agreement and Application.
  5. The Independent Distributor herein declares that he/ she / they has/have not been declared a bankrupt by a competent court of law as provided under clause (3) of section 79 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and that he/she is neither of unsound mind nor convicted by any court of law in preceding five years” of the date of joining the Direct selling entity’s business herein.
  6. The Independent Distributor herein agrees that he/she shall take appropriate steps to ensure the protection of all sensitive personal information provided by the consumer with the applicable laws for the time being in force and ensure adequate safeguards to prevent access to, or misuse of, data by unauthorized persons.
  7. The Independent Distributor herein agrees that he/she shall not visit a consumer’s premises without identity card and prior appointment or approval.
  8. Scope of the Work:
    1. That the Independent Distributor shall market, distributeandsell the products of the Direct selling entity using word of mouth publicity, displayanddemonstration of the products, distribution ofpamphlets, and door to door selling to consumers and prospective Independent Distributors.
    2. That the Direct selling entity shall be exclusive owner of the name and logo ofthe Direct selling entity.The Independent Distributor shall not use the trademark, logotype and design anywhere without prior writtenpermission from the Direct selling entity. This permission, if given, can bewithdrawn at any time by the Direct selling entity. Violations if any, shall be termed as violation of this agreement and may result in termination of this agreement and Independent Distributor-ship of the Independent Distributor, penal actions under the prevailing IPR laws and Rules at the sole discretion of the entity herein to which the Independent Distributor herein agrees.
    3. That the Independent Distributor shall not manipulate, alter, amend, add or delete any provisions of the Entity herein Compensation Plan, pricing of products, BTO points etc., in any way whatsoeverand shallnot send, transmit or otherwise communicate any messages to anybody on behalf of the Direct selling entity, contrary to entity’s policies, principal, instructions and prescriptions without prior written authorization and permission for the sameby the Direct selling entity.
    4. That the Independent Distributor will get specified percentage /points-based Incentivespertaining to the sales for sellingthe Direct selling entity’s products under this E-contract Agreement.
    5. That the Direct selling entity hereby covenants that it shall provide to theIndependent Distributor with complete instruction book(s), catalogues, pamphlets for promoting sales, marketing and distributionand shall providemandatory orientation training.
    6. That the Direct selling entity shall issue photo identity cards to Independent Distributor. This photo identity card shall be returned by the Independent Distributor to the Direct selling entity at the expiry/termination/revocation of thisagreement and/or shall be destroyed but shall not be misused in any way or form whatsoever. The identity card shall contain theName & Unique ID number (FSSAI Number, if applicable)of the Independent Distributor.
    7. TheIndependent Distributorwill not be authorized to collect any type of cash/cheque/demanddraftin his own name, on behalf of the Direct selling entity. All cheques/demand draftsetc. should be drawn in the name ofthe Direct selling entity only andthe same should be deposited with the Direct selling entity’s office orother offices as may be specified by the Direct selling entity, within 24 hours of the time of receipt. Independent Distributor shall hold the said cash collection/cheque/DD in trust for andon behalf of the Direct selling entity. Upon failure to deposit the said cashcollection/cheque/ DD, Independent Distributor shall be liable to paydamages/compensationand Mesne-profit, if any. The receipt/invoice issued by theDirect selling entityonly would be valid documentary evidence in the hand of theconsumer. It means Independent Distributorwould not be authorized to issue anyreceipt/invoice on behalf of the Direct selling entity.
    8. That the Direct selling entity may open following facilities for sale of its products:
      1. Online Portal/ E-commerce
      2. Stores (Retail Outlets)
      3. Authorized Sales Point / Pickup Center
    9. That aIndependent Distributoris not authorized to sell any product of the Direct selling entity herein one-commerce platform/marketplace, without prior written consent, permission or authorization of the entity hereinthe Independent Distributor is also prohibited from listing, marketing,advertising, promoting, discussing, or selling any product, or thebusiness opportunity on any website or online forum that offers auction as a mode of selling. 
  9. Sales Incentives/Commission Structure or other Benefit: The Independent Distributor shall be eligible for the following financial incentives and/or privileges:
    1. Incentives on the sales, marketing and distribution of products and/or services by the Independent Distributor and his/her team or network of Independent Distributors, as per the Compensation plan of the entity herein, annexed herewith but not being reproduced here for the sake of brevity.
    2. Independent DistributorcanMarket, sell or distributeDirect selling entityherein’s Productson Pan India basis. There is no territorial restriction or limit to sell the products.
    3. He/she can always check and inspect his/her account on theDirect selling entity’s website by using his/her Unique ID and Password allotted tohim/her by the Direct selling entity.
    4. That the Direct selling entity reserves the right to restrict the list ofproducts for a particular area / region.
    5. That price revisions, Government directives, market forces etc.,may tend and force the entity herein to change the Direct selling entity’sSales Incentivepolicyand the Direct selling entity’s decision in this regard will be final and binding. In all such cases, the amendments will be notified on the Direct selling entity’s website and such notifications shall be binding on the Independent Distributor. However, if any Independent Distributor does not agree to be bound by such amendment, he/ she may terminate this agreementwithin 30 days of such publication by giving a written notice communicating his / her objections, if any, to the Direct selling entity. Without submission of the objection for modification etc., ifaIndependent Distributor continues the Direct Selling business and activities of the entity herein then it will be deemed and presumed that he/ she has accepted all modifications andamendments in the terms & conditions for future. 
    6. That all payments and transactions shall be valued in India Rupees (INR).
    7. That the Direct selling entity does not guarantee/assure / promise or offer any facilitation feesor any amount or quantum of income whatsoever to the Independent Distributor on account of becoming aIndependent Distributorof the Direct selling entity.
    8. That Sales Incentivesto the Independent Distributor shallbe subject to all statutory deductions as applicable like TDS etc. 
    9. That Sales Incentive accrued and paid to the Independent Distributor is inclusive of all taxes.
  10. That the Direct selling entity shall provide accurate and complete informationto prospective and existing Independent Distributors concerning the reasonableamount of earning opportunity and related rights and obligations.
  11. That the Direct selling entity shall pay all dues to the Independent Distributorand make withholdings, if any, in a commercially reasonable manner.
  12. That Direct selling entitydoes not require aIndependent Distributor to maintain an office or establishment in furtherance of his/her entrepreneurship and if aIndependent Distributor does so then he / she himself/herself will be responsible to bear such expenses and the Direct selling entity will in no way be responsible to refund or reimburse the same.
  13. That Independent Distributor covenants with the Direct selling entity that it willexclusively engage in the sale of the Direct selling entity’s products and shall not indulge in the sale of similar/identicalproducts of any other entity/brand whatsoever.
  14. That Unique Identification Number will have to be quoted by theIndependent Distributor in all his/her transactions and correspondence with theDirect selling entity. The Unique Identification Number once allotted cannot bealtered at any point of time. That no communication will beentertained without Unique Identification Number and password. Independent Distributor shall preserve the Unique Identification Number andPasswordproperly as it is must for logging on to the website of the entity herein.
  15. That the Independent Distributor shall be faithful to the Direct selling entityand shalluphold the integrity and decorum to the Direct selling entityand shall maintaingood relations with other Independent Distributorandcustomers also.
  16. That the Independent Distributor shall abide with policies, procedures,rules andregulations prescribed by the Direct selling entityas well as all laws, rules,regulations, directives andrules issued by Government of India, a State Government, a Local body, a Court of Law and local administration, from time to time. AIndependent Distributor will also not indulge in any deceptive orunlawful trade practicessuch as Mis-selling or Unfair Trade Practices as mentioned in clauses 3(f, g, and i) as defined in the Rules and Clause 2(1), (18), (20) (41) to 4(43) and (47) of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 and if does so then he/ she shall be only and solely responsible for the consequences and perils thereof. 
  17. That the Independent Distributor shall be liable to produce/show/explain theCompensation plan to the prospects as has been received by him/ her.  If the Direct selling entity notices that the Independent Distributor isworking in a way not permitted/authorized, then theDirect selling entity shall have exclusive powers to terminate or bar him / her from theDirect selling entity’s Direct selling business with or without giving a show cause notice.
  18. That the Independent Distributor cannot conduct or announce personal level business promotion activities by offering cash rewards, trips, valuables, etc.
  19. That the Independent Distributor is personally liable for delivery of goods to its customers. He is also liable to collect products from where it reaches last by the transporter/courier.
  20. That the Independent Distributor is prohibited from mentioning / posting / telecasting any inappropriate or defaming content about the Direct selling entity, its products, etc. in any social media platforms. If he / she does any act in contravention to this clause, then this contract agreement will be deemed terminated and the Direct selling entity reserves rights to initiate appropriate legal action against him / her.    
  21. That only one Independent Distributor-ship code shall be issued on one PAN Card.
  22. That the Independent Distributor hereby undertakes not to compel or induceor misleadany person with any false statement /promise to purchaseproducts from the Direct selling entity or to become Independent Distributor of the Direct selling entity.
  23. All statutory changes will be in force with immediate effect or as per the law prescribed.
  24. Any notice or correspondence’s addressed and sent to the Independent Distributor’s registered address, E-mail ID and Mobile Number mentioned in the Application Form for registration as Independent Distributor by registered post or a Courier Service or E-mail or Whatsapp message shall be construed as legally delivered to the addressee. However, it is advisable that every Independent Distributor shall immediately inform the Direct selling entity about the change in his / her address, E-mail ID and Mobile Number failing which the Independent Distributor’s non-deliverance claim shall not be tenable at any cost whatsoever.
  25. The term of this E-contract agreement is at will, subject to earlier termination in accordance with this E-contract agreement or in accordance with law. If this E- Contract Agreement is terminated for any reason whatsoever, the Independent Distributor understands that his / her right to sell the products and receiving incentives with respect of his/her activities as aIndependent Distributor will cease immediately. Direct selling entity reserves the right to terminate this E-contract agreement if any condition(s) of this E- Contract Agreement are violated by aIndependent Distributor.
  26. Limitation of Action: If aIndependent Distributor wishes to bring any grievance to the notice of the Direct selling entity he can do so as per the “Grievance Redressal Mechanism” annexed to this agreement may be read as part and parcel of this agreement as the same is not being reproduced here for the sake of brevity.  
  27. Indemnification: That the Independent Distributor agrees to protect, defend, indemnify andholdharmless Direct selling entityand its employees, officers, directors, agents orrepresentatives from and against any and all liabilities, damages,fines, penalties and costs (including legal costs and disbursements)arising from or relating to:
    1. Any breach of any statute, regulation, direction, orders orstandards notified byany governmental body, agency, or regulator applicableto the Independent Distributor including payment and deposit of taxes; on account of Income tax, GST, Trade tax, Professional Tax, whenever applicable and shall obtain necessary registrations/licenses whenever applicable and required under law.
    2. Any breach of the terms and conditions of this E-contract agreement by the
      Independent Distributor,
    3. Any claim of any infringement of any intellectual property rightor any other right of any third party or of law by theIndependent Distributor;or
    4. Against all matters of embezzlement, misappropriation ormisapplications of collection/moneys which may from time to timeduring the continuance of the Agreement come into his/her /itspossession /control.
  28. Relationship: That the Independent Distributor understands that it is an independently ownedbusiness entity and this Agreement does not make it, Direct selling entity’s employee,associate or agent or legal representative for any purpose whatsoever. The Independent Distributordoes not possess any express or implied right or authority to assume or to undertake anyobligation in respect of or on behalf of or in the name of the Direct selling entityor to bind the Direct selling entity in any mannerwhatsoever. In case, aIndependent Distributor violates this provision in any manner whatsoever then he/she shall be responsible for all types of consequences be it financial, statutory, civil or criminal.
  29. Suspension, Revocation or Termination of this E-contract agreement:
    1. That the Direct selling entity reservesthe right to suspend the operation of this E-contract agreement, at any time, dueto change in its own license conditions or upon directions from thecompetent government authorities. In such a situation, Direct selling entity shallnot be responsible for any damage or loss caused or arisen out ofaforesaid action.
    2. That in case of violation of any of theprovisions of this agreement stated here-in-beforeand agreed upon bythe Independent Distributor, the Direct selling entity may,without prejudice to any other remedy available, issue a one month’s written notice and call upon the Independent Distributor to explain his conduct in writing failing which or if the explanation is found unsatisfactory and unacceptable in the ordinary course of business, suspend/block/ terminate the Independent Distributor from further conducting the business of the Direct selling entity.
    3. That the Independent Distributormay terminate this agreement at any time by giving a written notice ofone month to the Direct selling entity at the Registeredaddress of the Direct selling entity.
  30. Actions pursuant to Suspension/Blocking/Termination of this E-contract agreement: That notwithstanding any other rights and remedies provided elsewherein the agreement, upon termination of this agreement:
    1. The Independent Distributor shall not represent the Direct selling entity in any of its dealings.
    2. The Independent Distributor shall not intentionally or otherwise commit anyact(s) as would keep a third party to believe that the Direct selling entity isstill having Direct selling agreement with the Independent Distributor.
    3. The Independent Distributor shall stop using the Direct selling entity’s name, trademark,logo, etc., in any audio or visual form.
    4. All obligationsand liabilities of such Independent Distributor to theDirect selling entity existing on the date having accrued during the validity ofthis Agreement will have to be fulfilled, met and satisfied by the Independent Distributor in every manner whatsoever. 
  31. Governing Laws and Regulations
    1. That this Agreements shall be governed by the provisions of theIndian Contract Act, 1872, the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, Consumer Protection (DirectSelling}Rules, 2021 or other laws of the land.  
  32. Dispute Settlement: The Independent Distributor herein agrees and accepts that the remedial action available to him/herin the event of any interpretation of any question of law,dispute or difference arising under this agreement or in connectionthere-with (except as to the matters, the decision to which isspecifically provided under this agreement), the same shall beas under:
    1. As per the Grievance Redressal Mechanism offered by the entity herein and forming part of this contract agreement;
    2. Thereafter, the dispute if any shall be referred to National Consumer Helpline or State consumer Helpline for effective Mediation;
    3. Disputes if any shall be resolved in accordance with the provisions ofthe India Arbitration and Reconciliation Act and mediation provisionsof Consumer Protection Act, 2019                                             OR
    4. Referred to a legal forum dealing with consumer disputes having jurisdiction in the District of Gujarat.
  33. Force- Majeure: That if at any time, during the continuance of this agreement, theperformance in whole or in part, by the Direct selling entity, of any obligationunder this ais prevented or delayed, by reason of war, or hostility,acts of the public enemy, civic commotion, sabotage, Act of State ordirection from Statutory Authority, explosion, epidemic, quarantinerestriction, strikes and lockouts, fire, floods, naturalcalamities/Disaster or any act of God (hereinafter referred to asevent), neither party shall, by reason of such event, be entitled toterminate this agreement, nor shall either party have any such claimsfor damages against the other, in respect of such non-performance ordelay in performance. Provided that the Services under this agreementshall be resumed as soon as practicable, after such event comes to anend or ceases to exist.
  34. The Independent Distributor hereby covenants as under:
    1. That he/she has clearly understood the application form, Compensation plan of the Direct Selling Entity, its limitations and conditionsand he/she is not relying upon any representation or promises that arenot set out in this E-contract agreement.
    2. That relation between the Direct selling entityand the Independent Distributorand allhis/her activities here under shall be governed in addition to thisagreement, by the rules / procedures contained in the Business/Compensation available on website. The Independent Distributor confirms that he/she has readout and/or has been read out in the vernacular language known to him/her by the person named hereinabove, all the terms & conditions thereof and agrees to be bound by them.
    3. That Independent Distributor, hereby declares that all the informationfurnished by him/her to the Direct selling entity are true and correct. Direct selling entityshall be at sole discretion and liberty to take any action against theIndependent Distributor in the event, it is discovered that the Independent Distributorfurnished any wrong/false information to the Direct selling entity.
    4. The Independent Distributor herein very well understands that violation of this contract agreement in any way whatsoever may result in termination of this agreement as per procedure laid down therein. 

 

IN TOKEN OF HIS/HER AGREEING TOAND ACCEPTING ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS CONTRACT AGREEMENT SETHEREINABOVE, HE/SHEIS CLICKING ON THE “I AGREE” BUTTONGIVEN HEREIN.


 
                                                                                                 

I AGREE& ACCEPT

 


 
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AGREE & ACCEPT

 

 

 

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