Terms of Use

The following are the terms and conditions governing your use of fratmart.com ("hereinafter referred to as ‘Fratmart Usage Policy’ (FUP)). By accessing the website on any electronic device, you acknowledge, accept and agree to the following terms of the FUP, which are designed to make sure that Fratmart works well and fair for everyone. This FUP is effective from the time you register and log in to Fratmart. By accepting this FUP, you are also accepting and agreeing to be bound by the Privacy Policy of Fratmart.

1) Using Fratmart

You agree and understand that www.fratmart.com is an internet enabled electronic platform that facilitates communication for the purposes of advertising and distributing information pertaining to buying and selling used academic and personal goods (books, electronics, notes etc) and for connecting with respect to potential flatmates and carpoolers. You further agree and understand that we do not endorse market or promote any of the listings, postings or information, nor do we at any point in time come into possession of or engage in the distribution of any of the material, you have posted, listed or provided information about on our site. While interacting with other users on our site, with respect to any listing, posting or information we strongly encourage you to exercise reasonable diligence as you would in traditional offline channels and practice judgment and common sense before committing to or complete intended sale, purchase of any material or exchange of information. While making use of Fratmart classifieds, you will post in the appropriate college and you agree that your use of the site shall be strictly governed by this FUP including the policy for listing of your classified.

a) User Information is defined as any information you provide to us or other users of the site during the registration, posting, listing or replying process of classifieds. You agree that you are the lawful owner having all rights, title and interest in User Information, and further agree that you are solely responsible and accountable for User Information and that we act as a mere platform for your online distribution and publication of User Information.

b) You agree that your listing, posting and / or Information:
i)  shall not be meant for any commercial purpose and that it is intended to be listed as a personal good in an individual capacity
ii) shall not pertain to good, services of which you are not the lawful owner or you do not have the authority or consent to 'list' which do not belong to you or you do not have the authority for
iii) shall not infringe any intellectual property, trade secret, or other proprietary right or rights of publicity or privacy of any third party
iv) shall not pertain to goods, services of which you are not the lawful owner or you do not have the authority or consent to 'list' which do not belong to you or you do not have the authority for
v) shall not be obscene, contain pornography or contain “indecent representation of women” within the meaning of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986.
vi) shall not, directly or indirectly, offer, attempt to offer, trade or attempt to trade in any goods and services, the dealing of which is prohibited or restricted in any manner under the provisions of any applicable law, rule, regulation or guideline for the time being in force.
vii) shall not be placed in a wrong category or in an incorrect area of the site

c) You agree that your listing, posting and/ or Information: if you use the site by registering on the site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User ID, password, email address and for restricting access to your computer, computer system, computer network and your Fratmart account, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. If you access the site using any electronic device other than by registration on the site, the FUP remains applicable to you in the same manner as if you are a registered user on the site.

d) You understand that Fratmart does not control, and is not responsible for ads, directory information, business listings/information, messages between users, including without limitation e-mails sent from outside Fratmart’s domain or other means of electronic communication, whether through the Website or another Third Party Website or offerings, comments, user postings, files, images, photos, video, sounds, business listings/information and directory information or any other material made available through the Website and the Service ("Content"), and that by using the Website and the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. 

2) Eligibility

Use of www.fratmart.com, either by registration or by any other means, is available only to bona-fide students, who are Citizens of the Republic of India, who are 18 years of age and above and persons who can enter into a legally binding contract, and or are not barred by any law for the time being in force. Use of Fratmart also means that you are bona-fide student enrolled in a recognised school/college/university or any other education institution. If you are not a current student but an alumnus/alumni of any institution, you shall use Fratmart only if you have ability to sell the goods to current students of campus.

3) Personal Information

By using Fratmart, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage and use of any personal information provided by you on the site by Fratmart. The data is stored and controlled on cloud servers as further described in our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications from us unless you specifically indicate otherwise in writing to us through support@fratmart.com.

4) Violations by User

You agree that in the event your listing, posting or User Information violates any provision of this FUP, we shall have the right to terminate and or suspend your membership of the site and refuse to provide you or any person acting on your behalf, access to the site.If your ads don’t fulfill the aforementioned listing policy, they are liable to be deleted by our content review team. If you register on Fratmart with an invalid/incomplete/incorrect college name, your account, marketplace created by your and all other user objects (ads, profile) is liable to be removed from Fratmart.

5) Abuse of Fratmart

You agree to inform us if you come across any listing or posting that is offensive or violates our listing policy or infringes any intellectual property rights by writing to us at support@fratmart.com to enable us to keep the site working efficiently and in a safe manner. We reserve the right to take down any posting, listing or information and or limit or terminate our services and further take all reasonable technical and legal steps to prevent the misuse of the site in keeping with the letter and spirit of this FUP. In the event you encounter any problems with the use of our site or services you are requested to report the problem by contacting us at support@fratmart.com.

6) Third Party Content and Services

Fratmart may provide, on its site, links to sites operated by other entities. If the user decides to view this site, they shall do so at their own risk, subject to that site’s terms and conditions of use and privacy policy that may be different from those of this site. It is the user’s responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements they may encounter on these sites. Fratmart makes no warranty or representation regarding, and do not endorse any linked website or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Further, user’s interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the service, including payment and delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between the user and such organization and/or individual. The user should make whatever investigation they feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any offline or online transaction with any of these third parties.

7) Indemnity

The User should agree to indemnify and hold Fratmart, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of content submitted by the user, users use of the service, violation of the FUP, breach by the user of any of the representations and warranties herein, or user’s violation of any rights of another.

8) Liability

You agree not to hold www.fratmart.com or any of its officers, employees, agents responsible or accountable for any of your listing, postings or information and nor shall we, our officers, employees or agents be liable for any misuse, illegal activity or third party content as most postings, listings or information are generated by various users directly and we do not have any role in the creation, publication or distribution of the posting, listing or information, nor are we in a position to have editorial control over the substance or content contained in the listings, postings, or information, save and except to the extent provided in Sec 3 above.You agree not to hold www.fratmart.com responsive for any mishap/untoward incident that might occur during the transaction. Fratmart only provides a platform for such transactions, we don't take responsibility of the authencity/integrity of its users or their actions online/offline. You understand and agree that we do not guarantee the accuracy or legitimacy of any listing, posting and information by other usersYou further agree that we are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of the site or as a result of any sale, purchase of goods and services with other users of the site. We also cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our Services. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we exclude all implied warranties, of merchantability, fitness or quality of the site and our service

8) Content

The site contains content which includes User Information, Fratmart's information and information from other users. You agree not to copy, modify, or distribute such content (other than User Information), Fratmart's copyrights or trademarks. When you give us any content as part of User Information, you are granting us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, , publish, translate, distribute, perform and display such content (in whole or part) worldwide through the site as well as on any of our affiliates or partners websites, publications and mobile platform. We need these rights with respect to the content in User Information in order to host and display your content.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how Fratmart will handle, use and store your personal information. We collect, use, and share personal information to make our website (fratmart.com) work and to keep it secure. Please read the following policy carefully.

1) Some of the user information entered on Fratmart is publicly available (Name (optional) and contact no.) and rest of the user information is not publicly available and is only stored on our server. Our servers are cloud based and, therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you are consenting to the transfer and storage of that information to our servers. We collect and store the following personal information:
a) Name, college information, email address, contact information
b) Computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from Fratmart and Ad data (all through cookies)
c) Other information, including users IP address and standard web log information.
d) Ad listing information - varies as per category of Ads.

2) We use users' personal information to:
a) To make the platform work and to provide our services efficiently
b) Encourage safe buy/sell practices and enforce our policies
c) Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
d) Provide third-party offers and services for the benefit of the users without sharing any personal information with the said third party
e) Customize users' experience, measure interest in our services, and inform users about services and updates
f) Communicate marketing and promotional offers to users.
g) Send email updates about the activity on Fratmart to all its users. You can choose to discontinue this free service by changing your account settings.

3) Fratmart believes in undertaking ethical and safe business practices and we enforce this culture in the following ways:
a) All information solicited and stored by Fratmart is treated as strictly confidential and Fratmart will not disclose or share such confidential information with any external organization.
b) The users’ privacy is of critical importance to us. We shall not at, any point in time, either sell or rent users’ personal information to third parties.
c) All passwords entered on Fratmart are stored in encrypted code and are not visible to anyone, including Fratmart employees and website developers.
d) Fratmart may be required to disclose users’ personal information to Governmental or law enforcing agencies or our regulators, but we will only do so under proper authority.
e) Third party agencies, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to the website but they don’t have access to a user’s personal information. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

4) Users can utilise information about other users (whatever information is visible to them) only in the following ways:
a) You may use a user’s personal information visible on Fratmart only to follow up with another user about a specific listing, not to send spam/phishing content or collect personal information from any user
b) You shall not share any user’s personal information with any third-party and/or for any purposes falling outside the purview of Fratmart.

5) You can view, edit or delete your personal information by reviewing your profile. You can contact us support@fratmart.com to review any personal information we store that is not available on Fratmart or to change any personal information displayed on Fratmart. We retain personal information as permitted by law to resolve disputes, enforce our policies; and prevent bad guys from coming back.

6) Fratmart employs a number of secure practices (encryption and passwords) to protect the security and integrity of your personal information against unauthorized access. But data transmission over the internet can’t be guaranteed to be completely safe and secure. Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take the required steps to protect that information from unauthorised access. Although we strive to protect such information, but we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

7) Users who use any of the features on Fratmart agree and accept that they have been fully informed by Fratmart that the use of features may lead to publication, to all users of Fratmart, of any personal information posted by them while using any specific feature on Fratmart. Users further agree that the authenticity of, and consequences from the posting by users of any personal information of themselves or any other person, are the sole responsibility of the user. Users further agree and accept that the terms of the Privacy Policy will be applicable to the use of all features, existing and and upcoming.