Last updated on 9 sep 2019
These Terms become effective on any person accessing or using any of the Platforms or availing the Services offered by Pidge (“User”). For the purposes of these Terms, the term “you” refers to the User, or visitor of the Platforms.
Acceptance of the Terms
Before accessing any of the Platforms, we request you to learn more about us and the Services by visiting the FAQ section. These Terms constitute a legally binding and enforceable agreement between you and Pidge and your use of the Platforms signifies your irrevocable and unconditional acceptance of the Terms.
Registration and Account Information
In order to access the Platform, you need to register on the Platform and open an account by completing the registration process which will also include a verification process. Each registration is for a single individual user only.
By registering your phone number with us, you consent to be contacted by us via phone calls, SMS notifications or instant messages, in case of any subscription or service updates. Each communication we send to you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future communications. Further, if at any time you wish to stop receiving communications from us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pidge does not send any promotional messages to unregistered User on telephone numbers registered with the DND National registry.
You shall not disclose your password or account information to any person. You shall notify Pidge immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Pidge will not be liable for any unauthorised use of your account and for any loss that you may incur as a result of such unauthorised use. However, you shall continue to be liable to indemnify Pidge for any losses incurred by it either directly or indirectly as a result of the unauthorised use of your account.
The Services constitute a technology platform/mobile based software application through which the User can avail pick-up and delivery service for goods that the User wishes to transport (“Goods”) from a pre-determined pick-up point (“Pick-up Point”) to a pre-determined drop-off point (“Drop Point”) to the person as identified by the User. The User may choose to be the person sending the Goods or could identify such other person who will be the sender of the Goods (“Sender”) or be the recipient of such Goods or could identify such other person who will be the recipient of the Goods (“Recipient”), as the case may be.
Pidge will assign a delivery person for providing these Services to you (“Rider”). The Rider will collect the Goods from the Sender at the Pick-up Point and deliver them to the Recipient at the Drop Point. In case either of the Pick-up Point or the Drop Point is beyond the radius of operation of Pidge, the User will be notified of Pidge’s inability to provide the Services prior to placing any request for delivery.
The Rider will, while collecting the Goods from the Sender at the Pick-up Point, hand over a tamper-proof bag to the Sender. The Sender shall, and the User shall cause the Sender to, pack and appropriately seal the Goods in the tamper-proof bag provided by the Rider. Pidge will not be responsible for the loss or damage of Goods which were damaged, broken, or not fit for transport before the Goods were handed over to the Rider. Pidge does not conduct any checks on the Goods, and it is the User’s responsibility to ensure that the Goods are packed properly before sealing the Goods in the tamper-proof bag.
Once the Goods are handed over by the Sender to the Rider in the sealed tamper-proof bag, the Rider will scan the bar code on the bag which will generate a one-time password (“OTP”) on the User’s and/or the Sender’s mobile number, which the User or the Sender will be required to share with the Rider. The Rider, upon reaching the location of the Recipient, will scan the bar code on the tamper-proof bag again, which will generate another OTP on the User’s and/or the Sender’s mobile number. Pidge will not deliver the Goods to the Recipient unless the OTP provided by the Recipient matches with the scanned package before the delivery is made to the Recipient.
We do not detain any delivery without any valid reason and ensure our best to deliver untampered bags within the promised timeframe, however we shall not be liable for a tampered bag or delayed delivery or non-delivery if a force majeure event occurs, or if the User is in breach of these Terms or if the OTP provided by the Recipient does not match. If the Recipient for whatever reasons is unavailable to collect the Goods, or if a valid OTP is not entered at the time of delivery, we will return the Goods to the Sender or the User, towards which the User shall have to pay such additional fee as may be applicable.
You will be able to track the movement of your Goods through the live-tracking facility available on the Application through services provided to Pidge by third-parties. Though live-tracking may be reliable, it may also be prone to inaccuracies due to network issues. Pidge does not give any assurance with respect to the accuracy of the live-tracking system available on the Application.
By giving us the Goods in the tamper-proof bag, you hereby appoint us as your agent, and as agent solely for the delivery of the Goods to the Recipient. In some instances, local authorities may require additional documentation confirming our appointment. You hereby agree that your confirmation and agreement to these Terms are the confirmation of our appointment as your agent for the limited purpose as set forth above.
Pidge offers a standard price for its Services which is currently calculated on the basis of distance, regardless of the size or value of the goods. Our fees for the Services shall be charged on a per transaction basis, where prior to processing your request we will inform you about the fee payable. You will be required to pay upfront for the Services through integrated payment platforms connected to the Platform. In case any payments are due and payable by you after the completion of Services, for any reason whatsoever, you will be required to clear the payment towards such fee before you place another request for our Services.
We do not issue any physical copies of the invoices for rendering our Services; however, you will always be able to view the e-copy of your invoices on your Application and upon your request on the Application, a copy of the invoice will be delivered to your registered e-mail address after successful completion of our Services.
Representations and Warranties
You hereby represent and warrant to Pidge that:
- You are over eighteen (18) years of age and are capable of entering, performing and adhering to these Terms. In case a User under the age of eighteen (18) years accesses the Platforms and/or uses our Services we assume such use is under parental/legal guardian’s guidance;
- All the information provided by you to Pidge is true and correct;
- You will not use the Platforms for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms;
- You will not transport through Pidge any package which contains illegal, prohibited or restricted goods under applicable laws of India, including but not limited to the goods set out in Annexure-A below (“Restricted Goods”);
- The Goods will be packed in the tamper-proof bag in secure premises either by you or Sender or by any reliable persons authorized by you or Sender and protected against unauthorized interference during packing and handing over to the Rider;
- You will not use the Platforms in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Platforms, or adversely affect the reputation of Pidge; and
- In case any package being transported by you contains tobacco or tobacco-related products, you shall ensure that the recipient/intended user of the package is not a minor and that the delivery location of such package is not within 100 yards of an educational institution.
User Conduct and Rules
You agree and undertake to use the Platforms only to post and upload information and material that is proper. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree and undertake that while using our Services or accessing our Platforms, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including but not limited to the Riders;
- Post, upload, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents;
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Platforms;
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for or to the Services;
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations for the time being in force in India; and
- Violate, abuse, unethically manipulate or exploit, any of the Terms.
Prohibited and Restricted Goods
Pidge does not deliver goods which are illegal, prohibited or restricted under applicable laws of India, including but not limited to the Restricted Goods. User shall not, shall ensure that the Sender does not, send any Goods which are illegal, prohibited or restricted including but not limited to the Restricted Goods. The User further agrees and understands that any false or misleading statements in this relation may result in penalty action by Pidge and under applicable law.
Pidge shall have no liability to you whatsoever for any interruption or delay in its Services, or to access the Platforms if such interruption, delay, or inability is caused by a force majeure event. A “force majeure event” means any event or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Pidge including but not limited to an act of God, fire, explosion, flood, epidemic, power failure, governmental actions including acts of governmental officials or police authorities, war or threat of war, acts of terrorism, national emergency, riot, civil disturbance, sabotage, labour disputes, strikes, change in law or policies, court orders, cyber threats and cyber-attacks including those resulting from malware, trojans, ransomware, data breach, hacking, or malicious damage to the Platforms.
Termination or Suspension of Account or Services
You agree that Pidge may at any time and for any reason, terminate your access to the Platforms, or restrict or suspend your access to all or any part of the Website or the Application at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. Pidge reserves the right to cancel your rights to access the Platforms, if it believes that you are using any of the Platforms in breach of these Terms.
Additional Charges, Cancellation and Refunds
We will proceed with the execution of your delivery task upon your having successfully placed a request. Should you thereafter wish to modify the delivery task, you may incur additional charges for such modification calculated basis the change in the distance or time taken to complete such task. In case you request to cancel the task, you may incur a part of or the entire fee, if we have already commenced work. We may not be able to process any requests for cancellation after the Goods have been picked up from the Pick-Up Point. In such an event, Pidge will return the Goods to the Pick-Up Point, towards which the entire fee chargeable for the original scheduled delivery of Goods along with the inconvenience fee towards the reverse delivery to the Pick-Up Point will become payable.
We will attempt the delivery of the Goods to the Drop Point, and if such delivery is unsuccessful on the first attempt, the Goods will be returned to the Pick-Up Point, in which case the charges as mentioned in the paragraph above will become applicable. If we are unable to return the Goods to the Pick-Up Point due to unavailability of the Sender, and if the Recipient or the Sender fails to take delivery of the Goods within a period of 15 (fifteen) days, such Goods will be deemed as unclaimed, and we have the right to sell such Goods without any further notice to the User, Recipient or the Sender. We will retain a sum equal to the unpaid fee towards the delivery, charges for storage of Goods, and any inconvenience fee as may be applicable, in the event we proceed to sell the Goods after such period of 15 (fifteen) days.
We may need to cancel your request in any of the circumstances below:
(a) in the event of the Pick-Up Point or Drop Point following outside the service zone offered by us;
(b) if in our discretion the Goods violate applicable laws, standards and/or regulations or may offend taste and decency in the relevant jurisdiction;
(c) inability to proceed/complete the task due to lack of information, direction or authorization from you;
(d) if Pidge Rider has to wait for over 15 minutes for you or your Sender and/or Receiver to complete the pickup or drop for any reason including the Rider’s inability to contact you or your Sender and/or Receiver; or
(e) inability to complete the task due to reasons beyond our control such as force majeure events.
Providing refunds in the aforesaid circumstances is the sole discretion of Pidge, and such refunds may be provided only when the fee has been paid by the User in advance. Our decision on refunds shall be final and binding. All refund shall be processed and credited to your account in accordance with the terms that may be stipulated by the partner payment merchant and/or associated bank.
You understand that our Platforms and software embodied within the Platforms may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by Pidge and/or content providers who provide content to Pidge. You may not attempt to override, disable, circumvent or otherwise interfere with any such security components and usage rules embedded in our Platforms.
All materials on our Platforms, including, without limitation, names, logos, trademarks, images, text, columns, graphics, videos, photographs, illustrations, artwork, software and other elements (collectively, “Material”) are protected by copyrights, trademarks and/or other intellectual property rights owned and controlled by Pidge. You acknowledge and agree that all content on our Platforms is made available for limited, non-commercial, personal use only. Except as specifically provided herein or elsewhere in our Platforms, no Material may be copied, reproduced, republished, sold, downloaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, or otherwise used for any purpose, by any person or entity, without Pidge’s prior express written permission. You may not add, delete, distort, or otherwise modify the Material.
Links to Third Parties
Intellectual Property Rights
The Services provided by Pidge are premised on a proprietary software developed and made available exclusively by Pidge. Pidge is the sole owner of the Platforms and all software created to provide you with the Services. Pidge provides you with a single limited license to download, use and access the Platforms on your devices for the limited purpose of using the Services. The license is specifically personal, non-transferable, non-licensable and non-exclusive. All content on the Platforms, including but not limited to, designs, text, graphics, images, video, information, logos, button icons, software, audio files and any other content (“Content”) are the exclusive and sole property of Pidge. You may not copy, reproduce or use such Content without due attribution of ownership to Pidge. All icons and logos are trademarks of and proprietary to Pidge. The unauthorized copying, modification, use or publication of these marks is strictly prohibited.
All Content is the exclusive copyright of Pidge or its licensors, except third party content and link to third party website. Use of the Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by Pidge in these Terms is prohibited and may invite legal action.
The User and/or the User’s designated Sender and/or the User’s designated Recipient agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Pidge, its subsidiaries, affiliates, subcontractors, officers, directors, employees, consultants, representatives and agents, from and against any and all direct and indirect claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to legal fees and costs) arising from:
- Your use of and access to Platforms in a manner except as permitted herein;
- Your, or the Sender’s, or the Recipient’s violation of any of these Terms or any applicable law;
- Your breach of the representations and warranties set out in these Terms;
- Your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right;
- Any and all claims of third parties relating to, arising out of or resulting from, the User’s conduct or negligence; or
- Your, or the Sender’s, or Recipient’s conduct which causes harm to the Rider or is prejudicial to the reputation or goodwill of Pidge.
This indemnification obligation will survive the termination of your account or use of Services and the Platforms.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Pidge shall not be liable for any, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business projects, damage to your computer system, loss of profits, loss of data arising out of the use of the Platforms, delay or inability to use the Platforms, failure to provide the Services, or for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use of information contained on the Platforms, shutting down of the whole or part of the Services that might result in any loss of information, non-retrieval or loss of data, or arising out of the inability to use any Services.
Limitation of Liability
If a tampered bag is delivered to you: (a) without the occurrence of a force majeure event; and (b) without you having breached the provisions set out in these Terms, you will be eligible for damages in accordance with these Terms.
Our liability in respect of any Goods transported through us is limited to the lower of: (i) the current market value or declared value of the Goods or (ii) ten (10) times the value of the fee paid by you (the value of the fee for the purposes of this section only shall be net of discount and exclusive of any taxes paid by you). Our liability is strictly limited to direct loss and damage to the tamper-proof bag only and all other types of loss or damage are excluded (including but not limited to lost profits, income, interest, future business), whether such loss or damage is special or indirect, and even if the risk of such loss or damage was brought to our attention.
Pidge provides a pickup guarantee of less than 60 (sixty) minutes from the placement of the Order, subject to the operating conditions (usually announced at the time of accepting a request for a task), and other conditions specified in these Terms. We deserve the right to withdraw or temporarily suspend the pickup guarantee without any prior intimation to the User including but not limited to days declared as public holidays, new year’s eve, national or regional festivals, etc. in view of difficult operating conditions for pickup and/or delivery. We will make every reasonable effort to pickup and/or deliver the Goods according to our regular pickup and/or delivery schedules, but these schedules are not binding and do not form part of these Terms. Pidge is not liable for any damages or loss caused by any delay, or disruption of any third-party services which are used by us for the performance of the Services. Pidge is also not liable for any delay or delivery of tampered bag of Goods which delay or tampering is caused due to actions of governmental authorities.
All claims must be submitted in writing to Pidge within seven (7) days from the date that Pidge accepted your request for delivery of Goods, failing which Pidge shall have no liability whatsoever. Claims are limited to one claim per bag of Goods, settlement of which will be full and final settlement for all loss or damage in connection therewith. The User will have the option to receive the amount towards such settlement in their Pidge account or as a credit into their bank account.
Modification and Discontinuation
Pidge reserves the right to modify, amend or waive any of the provisions of these Terms, from time to time entirely at its own discretion. Every time these Terms are updated, you will be automatically logged-out of your user account on the Platform and while logging back in to your account, you will be required to accept the updated Terms. You agree and understand that you are responsible for checking these Terms periodically to remain in compliance with these Terms. Your use of the Platforms after any amendment to the Terms shall constitute your acceptance of such amended Terms.
The User shall not have the right to assign these Terms or any rights or obligations hereunder. However, Pidge may, at its sole discretion, assign any of its rights under these Terms to any person without restriction.
Waiver and Severability
The failure of Pidge to exercise any right as per these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right. Any express waiver or failure to exercise promptly any right under the Terms will not create a continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement. No waiver of any breach of these Terms shall waive any other breach, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing.
If any provision of these Terms is held invalid by any court or tribunal in a final decision from which no appeal is or can be taken, such provision shall be deemed modified to eliminate the invalid element and, as so modified, such provision shall be deemed a part of these Terms. The remaining provisions of these Terms shall not be affected by such modification.
The rights and obligations under the Terms which by their nature should survive will remain in full effect after termination or expiration of the Terms.
Governing Law and Venue
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of India. The courts at New Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising under these Terms.
Any complaints, abuse or concerns with regards to content and or comment or breach of these Terms shall be immediately informed to the designated Grievance Officer as mentioned below in writing or through e-mail. Pidge shall not be responsible for any communication, if addressed, to any non-designated person in this regard.
Mr. Tushin Joshi
Grievance Officer https://www.pidge.in
R-Indventures Private Limited
409, Good Earth Business Bay,
Gurugram, Haryana – 122102
Phone : 9821088236
Email : email@example.com
Annexure – A
List of Restricted Goods
- Goods of perishable nature, or such goods which require specific controlled-temperature;
- Alcohol or intoxicating substances of any type including chemical or herbal;
- Antiquities and art treasures in violation of applicable law;
- Any animal or bird species or any product containing a part of such animal or bird species including but not limited to furs, feathers, horns, skin, antlers;
- Endangered plant varieties;
- Gold and silver metals, other than items hallmarked as per standards set by the Bureau of Indian Standards;
- Uniforms and badges of any defense personnel or police authorities;
- Hazardous chemicals including pesticides, oxidizing substances, organic peroxides, radioactive substance or any object containing any of these;
- Illegal drugs, narcotics or psychotropic substances whether allopathic, ayurvedic or herbal;
- Adult goods, sexually suggestive material and pornographic material (including literature, imagery and other media);
- Currency (Indian or foreign), counterfeit or fake notes or coins;
- Gases of any type including inflammable, compressed, liquefied, dissolved under pressure or deeply refrigerated, or inflammable or combustible liquids or solids;
- Hazardous goods, weapons (including chemical weapons), and ammunition of any sort; or
- Items infringing or attempting to pass off any third parties’ intellectual property.