Terms and Conditions

Please read the following "Conditions and Terms of Use" relating to your use of our website carefully

 

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The services that GoSoko provides to User are subject to the following Conditions and Terms of Use ("CTOU"). GoSoko reserves the right to update the CTOU at any time without notice to User. The most current version of the CTOU can be reviewed by clicking on the "Conditions and Terms of Use" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages.

  1. This Agreement, which incorporates by reference other provisions applicable to use of www.gosoko.com, including, but not limited to, supplemental terms and conditions set forth hereof ("Supplemental Terms") governing the use of certain specific material contained in www.gosoko.com, sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to use of www.gosoko.co by User. By using GoSoko (other than to read this Agreement for the first time), User agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use www.gosoko.com is personal to User and is not transferable to any other person or entity. User is responsible for all use of User's Account (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of User's Account complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. User shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of User's password(s), if any.
  2. GoSoko shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of www.gosoko.com, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.

 

CHANGED TERMS

GoSoko shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to User's use of www.gosoko.com or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on www.gosoko.com, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which User obtains notice thereof. Any use of www.gosoko.com by User after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by User of such changes, modifications or additions.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Through its Web property, GoSoko provides User with access to a variety of resources, including upload areas, tutorial, messaging, product information, etc (collectively "Services"). The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new Web properties, are subject to the CTOU.

 

EQUIPMENT

User shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware, software and other equipment needed for access to and use of www.gosoko.com and all charges related thereto.

 

USER CONDUCT

  1. User shall use www.gosoko.com for lawful purposes only. User shall not post or transmit through www.gosoko.com any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, counter fake or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without GoSoko's express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by a User that in GoSoko's discretion restricts or inhibits any other User from using or enjoying www.gosoko.com will not be permitted. User shall not use www.gosoko.com to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line information services competitive with GoSoko.
  2. www.gosoko.com contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of GoSoko are copyrighted as a collective work under the France copyright laws. GoSoko owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. User may download copyrighted material for User's personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of GoSoko and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. User acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
  3. User shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on GoSoko any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with User. User shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of www.gosoko.com, User automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted GoSoko the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. User also permits any other User to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that User's personal use. User hereby grants GoSoko the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on www.gosoko.com by User.
  4. The foregoing provisions of Section 5 are for the benefit of GoSoko, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf.
  5. Unless otherwise specified, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display this Website and the material provided hereon for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you comply fully with the provisions of these Terms & Conditions. You acknowledge that this Website contains information, software, photographs, illustrations, video clips, audio clips, text, graphics, icons, messages, comments, feedback, ideas, notes, drawings, articles, functionalities and other materials (collectively, "Content") that are protected by copyrights, data base rights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereafter devised. All Content is copyrighted under applicable copyright laws and we own a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content. All trademarks appearing on this Website are trademarks of their respective owners. Our commercial partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, contractors and other third parties may also have additional proprietary rights in the Content which they make available on this Website. You may not modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. You may not insert or implement any link to this Website in any other website owned, maintained or operated by you, your employer or any other third party without the prior written permission of GoSoko. When Contents are downloaded to your computer, you do not obtain any ownership interest in such Content. Modification of the Content or use of the Content for any other purpose, including, but not limited to, use of any Content in printed form or on any other website or networked computer environment is strictly prohibited unless you receive our prior written consent.
  6. By using this Website you agree not to use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy web pages from the Website or any content contained herein without GoSoko prior expressed written permission. You undertake not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this Website. You further undertake not to take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Website.

 

USE OF SERVICES

The Services may contain email services, bulletin board services, chat areas, personal web pages, photo albums, file cabinets and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable User to sell a product or to buy a product. User agrees to use the Service only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, User agrees that when using the Services, User will not:

  • Use the Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, counter fake, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless User own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
  • Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Service that User know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Service.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
  • Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
  • Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the Services or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.

GoSoko has no obligation to monitor the Services. However, GoSoko reserves the right to review materials posted to the Services and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. GoSoko reserves the right to terminate User’s access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever. GoSoko reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as it deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in GoSoko's sole discretion.

Materials uploaded to the Services may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination; User is responsible for adhering to such limitations if User downloads the materials.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information in any Services. GoSoko does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Services and, therefore, GoSoko specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from User’s participation in any Services. Managers and hosts are not authorized GoSoko spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of GoSoko.

6.1 Purchase conditions

When buying an item, you agree to the purchasing conditions and that:

  • You are responsible for reading the full item listing before making a bid or commitment to buy.
  • You enter into a legally binding contract to purchase an item when you commit to buy an item or if you have put a purchase order (or your order is otherwise accepted).
  • We do not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer.

6.2 Listing conditions

When listing an item, you agree to comply with GoSoko's rules for listing and Selling Practices policy and that:

  •   You are responsible for the accuracy and content of the listing and item offered;
  •   Your listing may not be immediately searchable by keyword or category for several hours (or up to 24 hours in some circumstances). GoSoko can't guarantee exact listing durations;
  •   Content that violates any of GoSoko's policies may be deleted at GoSoko's discretion;

We strive to create a marketplace where buyers find what they are looking for. Therefore, the appearance or placement of listings in search and browse results will depend on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to:

  • Buyer's location, search query, browsing site, and history;
  • Item's location, listing format, price and shipping cost, terms of service end time, history, and relevance to the user query;
  • Seller's history, including listing practices, detailed seller ratings, GoSoko policy compliance, feedback, and defect rate; and
  • Number of listings matching the buyer's query.accordingly, to drive a positive user experience, a listing may not appear in some search and browse results regardless of the sort order chosen by the buyer.  
  • Some advanced listing upgrades will only be visible on certain Services.
  • GoSoko's Duplicate Listing Policy may also affect whether your listing appears in search results.
  • Metatags and URL links that are included in a listing may be removed or altered so as to not affect third-party search engine results.
  • We may provide you with optional recommendations to consider when creating your listings. Such recommendations may be based on the aggregated sales and performance history of similar sold and current listings; results will vary for individual listings. To drive the recommendations experience, you agree that we may display the sales and performance history of your individual listings to other sellers.

 

DATA PROTECTION, MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY

If any of the Services requires User to open an account, User must complete the registration process by providing GoSoko with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. User also will choose a password and a user name. User is entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of User’s password and account. Furthermore, User is entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under User’s account. User agrees to notify GoSoko immediately of any unauthorized use of User’s account or any other breach of security. GoSoko will not be liable for any loss that User may incur as a result of someone else using User’s password or account, either with or without User’s knowledge. However, User could be held liable for losses incurred by GoSoko or another party due to someone else using User’s account or password. User may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security. Any personal data that we collect from you when you use this Website will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You confirm that when using this Website, you consent to your personal data being used and processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By accepting the Terms & Conditions, you consent to the processing of your personal data as set out in the Privacy Policy.

 

NOTICE SPECIFIC TO DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE

Permission to use Documents (such as white papers, press releases, datasheets and FAQs) from the Services is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear, (2) use of such Documents from the Services is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any Documents are made. Accredited educational institutions, such as universities, private/public colleges, and state community colleges, may download and reproduce the Documents for distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the classroom requires express written permission. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

GOSOKO AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. [NAME OF COMPANY] AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL [NAME OF COMPANY] AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THE SERVICES.

THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THE SERVICES COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. [NAME OF COMPANY] AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME.

 

NOTICES REGARDING DOCUMENTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE

IN NO EVENT SHALL GOSOKO AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THE SERVICES.

 

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO GOSOKO OR POSTED AT ANY OF ITS WEBSITES

GoSoko does not claim ownership of the materials User provide to GoSoko (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Services or its associated services for review by the general public, or by the members of any public or private community, (each a "Submission" and collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("Posting") User’s Submission User is granting GoSoko, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use User’s Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses (including, without limitation, all GoSoko Services), including, without limitation, the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat User’s Submission; to publish User’s name in connection with User’s Submission; and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of User’s Submission, as provided herein. GoSoko is under no obligation to post or use any Submission User may provide and GoSoko may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion. By Posting a Submission User warrants and represents to own or otherwise control all of the rights to User’s Submission as described in these Terms of Use including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for User to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

In addition to the warranty and representation set forth above, by Posting a Submission that contain images, photographs, pictures or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part ("Images"), User warrant and represent that (a) User is the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted User permission to use such Images or any content and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of User’s use and as otherwise permitted by these Terms of Use and the Services, (b) User have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in these Terms of Use, and (c) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images as set forth in these Terms of Use, including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images. By Posting Images, User is granting (a) to all members of User’s private community (for each such Images available to members of such private community), and/or (b) to the general public (for each such Images available anywhere on the Services, other than a private community), permission to use User’s Images in connection with the use, as permitted by these Terms of Use, of any of the Services, (including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, making prints and gift items which include such Images), and including, without limitation, a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free license to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat User’s Images without having User’s name attached to such Images, and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services. The licenses granted in the preceding sentences for a Images will terminate at the time User completely remove such Images from the Services, provided that, such termination shall not affect any licenses granted in connection with such Images prior to the time User completely remove such Images. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of User’s Images.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

  1. USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF WWW.GOSOKO.COM IS AT USER'S SOLE RISK. NEITHER GOSOKO, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT WWW.GOSOKO.COM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF WWW.GOSOKO.COM, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH WWW.GOSOKO.COM.
  2. WWW.GOSOKO.COM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
  3. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT GOSOKO IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH USER.
  4. IN NO EVENT WILL GOSOKO, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING WWW.GOSOKO OR THE GOSOKO SOFTWARE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE WWW.GOSOKO.COM. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE.
  5. IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE NEITHER, GOSOKO, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR INAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN WWW.GOSOKO.COM, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE USER, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
  6. PRIOR TO THE EXECUTION OF A STOCK TRADE, USERS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR BROKER OR OTHER FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO VERIFY PRICING OR OTHER INFORMATION. GOSOKO, ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR INVESTMENT DECISIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. NEITHER, GOSOKO, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION.
  7. FORCE MAJEURE – NEITHER PARTY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN PERFORMANCE DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTS OF GOD, WAR, RIOT, EMBARGOES, ACTS OF CIVIL OR MILITARY AUTHORITIES, FIRE, FLOODS, ACCIDENTS, SERVICE OUTAGES RESULTING FROM EQUIPMENT AND/OR SOFTWARE FAILURE AND/OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURES, POWER FAILURES, NETWORK FAILURES, FAILURES OF THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS (INCLUDING PROVIDERS OF INTERNET SERVICES AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS). THE PARTY AFFECTED BY ANY SUCH EVENT SHALL NOTIFY THE OTHER PARTY WITHIN A MAXIMUM OF FIFTEEN (15) DAYS FROM ITS OCCURENCE. THE PERFORMANCE OF THS AGREEMENT SHALL THEN BE SUSPENDED FOR AS LONG AS ANY SUCH EVENT SHALL PREVENT THE AFFECTED PARTY FROM PERFORMING ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

THE LINKS IN THIS AREA WILL LET YOU LEAVE GOSOKO'S SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF GOSOKO AND GOSOKO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. GOSOKO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBCASTING OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM ANY LINKED SITE. GOSOKO IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY GOSOKO OF THE SITE.

GoSoko is a distributor of content supplied by third parties and Users. Accordingly, GoSoko has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Users or any other user of www.gosoko.com, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of GoSoko. Neither GoSoko nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

In many instances, the content available through www.gosoko.com represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, User, or other user not under contract with GoSoko. GoSoko neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on www.gosoko.com by anyone other than authorized GoSoko employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will GoSoko be liable for any loss or damage caused by a User's reliance on information obtained through www.gosoko.com. It is the responsibility of User to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through GoSoko. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.

As a convenience and to make the GoSoko website truly service oriented we have included links to complementary sites on the Internet. These sites are owned and operated by third parties. GoSoko makes no representation and is not responsible for the availability of, or content located on or through, these third party sites. A third party link from the GoSoko website is not an indication that GoSoko endorses the third party or its site, or has any affiliation with or between GoSoko and the third party hosting site.

 

UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY

GOSOKO OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES DO NOT ACCEPT OR CONSIDER UNSOLICITED IDEAS, INCLUDING IDEAS FOR NEW ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS, NEW PROMOTIONS, NEW PRODUCTS OR TECHNOLOGIES, PROCESSES, MATERIALS, MARKETING PLANS OR NEW PRODUCT NAMES. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ORIGINAL CREATIVE ARTWORK, SAMPLES, DEMOS, OR OTHER WORKS. THE SOLE PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY IS TO AVOID POTENTIAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS OR DISPUTES WHEN GOSOKO'S PRODUCTS OR MARKETING STRATEGIES MIGHT SEEM SIMILAR TO IDEAS SUBMITTED TO GOSOKO. SO, PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR UNSOLICITED IDEAS TO GOSOKO OR ANYONE AT GOSOKO. IF, DESPITE OUR REQUEST THAT YOU NOT SEND US YOUR IDEAS AND MATERIALS, YOU STILL SEND THEM, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT GOSOKO MAKES NO ASSURANCES THAT YOUR IDEAS AND MATERIALS WILL BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY.

 

MONITORING

GoSoko shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of www.gosoko.com, including chat rooms and forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by GoSoko and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. GoSoko shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on www.gosoko.com. Without limiting the foregoing, GoSoko shall have the right to remove any material that GoSoko, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.

 

INDEMNIFICATION

User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GoSoko, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of GoSoko by User or User's Account.

 

TERMINATION

Either GoSoko or User may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, GoSoko shall have the right to immediately terminate User's Account in the event of any conduct by User which GoSoko, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by User of this Agreement.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

This Agreement and any operating rules for www.gosoko.com established by GoSoko constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Dubai, United Arab Emirates, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

 

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

GoSoko its logos are trademarks of GoSoko Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on GoSoko are the property of their respective owners.

 

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The example companies, organizations, products, domain names, email addresses, logos, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, domain name, email address, logo, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

 

VENDOR POLICIES

 

GOSOKO KENYA LIMITED VENDOR POLICIES

 

Definition of Terms

  1. Vendor – Refers to an Individual person or a Corporate Entity who is capable and willing to enter a contractual relationship with GoSoko Kenya Ltd to supply an item(s) ordered through GoSoko Kenya Ltd Platform.
  2. Platform – A website owned by GoSoko Kenya Ltd.
  3. Account – Vendor registration number generated by the platform.
  4. Customer – A person purchasing item(s) displayed on the platform.
  5. Vendor price – The amount which the vendor is willing to sell an item at. In other words, it is the amount of money the vendor will receive from GoSoko Kenya Ltd after the sale of the supplied item.
  6. Selling price – The price an item is bearing on the platform.
  7. Commission – The difference between the selling price and the vendor price. This is the income for GoSoko Kenya Ltd.
  8. Suspension – The process of withholding a contractual relationship for a specified period.
  9. Delisting – The process of terminating the contractual relationship between GoSoko Kenya Ltd and the Vendor.

Introduction

Ever since 2017 Kenya has been 3rd in Africa in using E-commerce. E-commerce was built to connect the buyers and the sellers. Keeping this in mind, Internet product is made of two things 1) Platform 2) Sales of product or services. Ever Since then KRA wanted to make sure whatever business is being conducted on the internet should be taxed.

Sec. 5 (3) of VAT 2013 requires suppliers of taxable good to charge VAT. As such, VAT is imposed on the following: Websites, Webhosting, Software and the updating of software, Images, tax and Information, Music Access to database etc. GoSoko Kenya Ltd falls under this category.

Policies and Guidelines

Contractual relationship between GoSoko Kenya Ltd and the vendor(s) will be guided by the following policies:

    1. Product Delivery Policy

The vendor is expected to deliver within 48 hours (2 days) item(s) ordered by the customer through the platform.

Failure to comply, can result in a small penalty, to cover charges for refund(s) made in favor the customer.

    2. Return/Reject Policy

Below are some of the reasons why item(s) may be rejected or returned to the vendor before or after delivery.   

-          Product description does not match the one ordered

-          Counterfeit products

-          Wrong goods

-          Seal broken when received from vendor (where applicable)

-          Does not pass QUALITY CHECK done by aftersales team.

-          Customer does not pick up or receive delivery.

The return will be within 7 working days after delivery. The policy is inapplicable past 7 days.

    3. Payment Policy

Vendor payment(s) will be done 7 days after delivery of item(s) to GoSoko premises.  Exception being when item is returned for any reasons stated above (Return/Reject Policy).

Payment will be done via bank transfer or M-pesa depending on the amount due.

Vendor should provide correct bank details and M-pesa numbers so that funds would be sent to the right accounts.

Any payment delays will be communicated to the vendor promptly and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    4. Invoicing Policy

Vendor(s) will be billing customer directly and mention GoSoko Kenya Ltd with a “Care of” status. That is,

 

Customer’s Name

c/o GoSoko Kenya Ltd

P.O Box 1234

Nairobi.

As explained in the Introduction, GoSoko Kenya Ltd must ensure it complies with Taxation Laws of the country specifically VAT Laws. Therefore, It is the mandate of the vendors to ensure that they are compliant of the relevant taxation laws of the Country. GoSoko Kenya Ltd will NOT be liable to any tax matter(s) between the vendor and the customer. GoSoko Kenya Ltd will only be liable to pay VAT on the commission it receives.

    5. Packaging and Delivery Policy

Opening an account on the platform does not attract any charges currently.

Packaging and delivery (to the customer) will be at the expense of GoSoko Kenya Ltd until further notice. Currently, the vendor is required to drop order(s) at GoSoko Kenya Ltd Office. Plans are underway for Pick-ups stations where vendor(s) will drop orders.

    6. De-listing Policy

Account will be delisted or suspended due to:

  • Constant order cancellation;
  • Frequent Out of Stock;
  • Long shipping time/Delays in delivery by vendor to GoSoko Kenya Ltd Office;
  • Delivery of counterfeit products;
  • Frequent delivery of wrong products or products that do not follow description on the website;
  • For vendor(s) reactivation, a proper procedure will be followed and will be communicated to the respective vendor(s) in time.

In circumstances where the vendor wants to deactivate his/her account, the vendor must communicate in writing (may specify the reasons for closing) to the Vendor Manager for such.

    7. Dispute Resolution Mechanism

In case of any dispute, the parties involved will resolve the dispute(s) amicably. The parties will venture into Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms in settling the disputes.

 

INDEMNITY

You will indemnify and hold us (and our affiliates and subsidiaries, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents) harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, your improper use of GoSoko's Services or your breach of any law or the rights of a third party.

 

REFUND POLICY

 Refund Eligibility & Policy : 

- When your order/item(s) is 7 business day (past 15 business days) late after due date for collection.

- When your order/item(s) received is damaged

- When your order/item(s) received is not what you have ordered

Return Policy :

Please kindly inspect the item carefully upon delivery (to check if all criteria match as per your order).

Please note that we do not accept returns for items below :

  • Innerwear, swimsuits, gym wear, sleep wear
  • Perfumes, jewelry, health & wellness products, adult toys
  • Products shipped from overseas (that are not damaged) 

What do you have to do – please follow this steps for order/item(s) damaged or not in conformity with your order :

Steps to follow for damaged/faulty products

1-/ Within 7 days of delivery, please notify GoSoko either via email or phone call during working hours, to submit a re-fund claim.

2-/ You are required to return the product within 4 working days to our premise.

3-/ Within 15 working days, we will evaluate a quality check, alert our suppliers and arrange for the refund process. You are expected to produce proof of purchase and identity along with any promotional items that may have been attached to your products for efficient processing.

4-/ After that quality evaluation we will notify you by email/sms or call with your refund request has been approved or rejected.

- On approval, refunds are directed back through same payment modes and notified.

- If rejected, you have 30 business day to come pick up back your product at our office. You have to bring us your proof of purchase, order number and identity proof.

What do you have to do – please follow this steps for order/item(s) late 7 business day after due date :

Steps to follow for delayed delivery

1-/ If your order/item(s) is 7 business day late after due date please send us a refund request by mail or call (during office hours) with the following information : order number, proof of purchase and identity detail.

2-/ We will proceed to verification and contact you again by mail or call to try to find a solution.

3-/ If not solution agrees by both parties we will proceed to a refund in the 5 business day with the same payment method you pay your order/item(s).

Specificity

Please note that the amount refunded will be the exact amount paid.

For example: If you purchased an item on sale or with a voucher or discount code for $10 and its original value was $20, we will refund you $10.

We will always proceed to refund with the same method payment you use to pay the order. 

Please note that refund process is free of charge for you but you have to clearly follow the steps and respect the timelines.

We will not accept delay in timelines (except for late order you can request a refund anytime after the 7 business day delay).

 

FEEDBACK

All comments, feedback, information or materials submitted to GoSoko through or in association with this website shall be considered non-confidential and GoSoko's property. By submitting such comments, information, feedback, or materials to GoSoko you agree to a no-charge assignment to GoSoko of worldwide rights to use, copy, modify, display and distribute the submissions. GoSoko may use such comments, information or materials in any way it chooses in an unrestricted basis.

 

SETUP AND PAYMENT

Buyer represents and warrants that (i) the credit card information supplied is true, correct and complete and (ii) charges incurred by the Buyer will be honored by the Buyer's credit card company and (iii) Buyer shall pay charges incurred by Buyer at the amounts in effect at the time incurred, including all applicable taxes. Buyer shall be responsible for all charges incurred through use of Buyer's password. Buyer agrees to keep his or her password confidential and to notify Company within 24 hours of any breach of this Contract or unauthorized use of the password. Company does not protect Buyer from unauthorized use of Buyer's password.

  

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.