MOCOURSE.MU – TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT
This agreement (the “Agreement”) describes the terms on which Woodapple Ventures Ltd., (“Mocourse.mu”, “Company”) offers access to its website www.mocourse.mu (the “Site”) and the associated mobile application (“Mobile App”). Mocourse.mu provides an online and mobile platform (the “Service”) to help connect Shippers with Carriers for the transportation of freight and cargo whereby Shippers can submit a request for the transportation of freight or cargo (“Shipment”). Carriers can accept such requests, and both Shippers and Carriers can track such requests. The Service includes access to all applications, content and downloads offered by Mocourse.mu, including the Site, Mobile App, and associated user content. Mocourse.mu does not assess the suitability, legality, regulatory compliance, quality or ability of any Carriers, Shippers, shipped items and shipping services scheduled through the use of the Service, and Mocourse.mu makes no warranty regarding the foregoing.
This Agreement sets forth the terms for use of the Service. By accessing or using the Service, you are accepting this Agreement, on behalf of yourself or the company, entity or organization that you represent, and you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement, on behalf of yourself or the company, entity or organization that you represent. You may not access or use the Service or accept this Agreement if you are not at least 18 years old. Use of the Service is conditioned on your agreement to all of the terms and conditions contained in the Agreement, including the policies and terms linked to or otherwise referenced in the Agreement, all of which are hereby incorporated into the Agreement. If you do not so agree, you should decline this Agreement, in which case you are prohibited from accessing or using the Service.
1. DEFINED TERMS
Carrier, means a for-hire motor carrier or a private motor carrier with authority issued by the National Transport Authority to haul freight for third parties. The term includes a Carrier’s drivers, whether employees or independent contractors, as well as a Carrier’s agents, officers and representatives. A Carrier who accesses or uses the Service is an independent contractor and remains solely responsible for screening, selecting, hiring, training, supervising, managing, assigning, and dispatching drivers. A Carrier is solely responsible for the inspection and maintenance of motor vehicle equipment and accessories. Carrier is solely responsible for its own actions, omissions, training, oversight, compliance with regulatory and safety requirements, and all management of Carrier’s equipment, services, drivers, employees, contractors and agents. A Carrier maintains sole control over the methods and results by which it performs freight transportation services, and retains the sole duty to provide, maintain, manage and control the equipment, personnel, and expertise required to transport a Shipper’s freight. Mocourse.mu is not an agent for any Carrier. No Carrier is ever an agent for Mocourse.mu. The provisions of Section 3 apply to Carriers. Mocourse.mu is not a Carrier. No interpretation of written or oral remarks in any agreement or document shall be construed to imply Mocourse.mu is a Carrier, or that Mocourse.mu is subject to the regulatory or legal requirements or liabilities of a Carrier.
Mocourse.mu’s sole duty is to arrange for the transportation of freight by a Carrier that is authorized to operate by NTA. As an intermediary, Mocourse.mu does not take possession, custody or control of any freight. Mocourse.mu does not assume any possessory rights or
obligations, nor assume any financial responsibility whatsoever, for freight, including loss and damage liability. Mocourse.mu offers a platform to connect Shippers and Carriers, but does not provide transportation services or act in any way as a Carrier. It is up to the Carrier to provide transportation services, which may be scheduled through the use of the Service. Mocourse.mu has no responsibility for any transportation services provided to Shippers by such Carriers.
1.3. “Shipper” or “Customer”
A Shipper or Customers owns or possesses the rights to tangible property or freight and/or means any party acting on behalf of the owner or any persons legally interested in the goods and has the authority to provide instructions or be entitled to the rights or obligations under the contract of carriage concluded with the company. The Shipper is a person or entity who seeks the transportation of freight by a licensed Carrier. Mocourse.mu is not an agent for the Shipper. The provisions of Section 4 apply to Shippers.
A User is any individual or company who accesses or uses the Service. This individual may be a Carrier or a Shipper.
1.4. “User Content”
User Content means any and all information, data, and other content that a User submits to, or uses with, the Service. User Content includes the information provided in a Shipment request or acceptance.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
2.1. Shipment Requests
Shipper may submit a Shipment through the Service. Shipper will provide the following information as part of requesting a Shipment: (a) The origin and destination addresses for the Shipment; (b) The requested dates for pickup and delivery of the Shipment; (c) A description of the freight or cargo being transported as part of the Shipment (including weight, dimensions and value); (d) The specific equipment requirements; and (e) Any other relevant information about the Shipment.
Mocourse.mu is not responsible for any Shipment terms entered into between Shipper and Carrier. Once the Shipment is accepted for posting by Mocourse.mu, the details of the Shipment are posted to the Service. A Carrier may view a list of the Shipments available to it at any time and accept a Shipment through the Service. Once a Carrier accepts a Shipment, that Carrier will be assigned to perform transportation services related to the Shipment. Upon a Carrier’s acceptance, Mocourse.mu will notify Shipper that the Shipment has been accepted. Mocourse.mu does not guarantee that a Shipment will be accepted by a Carrier.
2.2. Completion of the Shipment
Once a Shipment is completed, the Carrier will upload to the Service a proof of delivery signed by the authorized recipient (“Proof of Delivery”). Carrier will send any questions or concerns regarding the delivery to the applicable Shipper. Any routing instructions, or similar information, contained on the Site or within the Mobile App are for informational purposes only and are not to be considered instructional.
2.3. Cancellation of the Shipment
Shippers may cancel a Shipment at any time prior to it being accepted by a Carrier without any charges. Once the Shipment has been accepted by a Carrier and the driver is already on the way to or has arrived at the first pick-up address a cancellation charge of 50% of the total trip charges will be payable by the Shipper.
3. CARRIER RESPONSIBILITIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
3.1. Carrier Responsibilities
Carrier agrees that it has completed the onboarding process with Mocourse.mu and has provided Mocourse.mu with copies of: a) Registration book/Horsepower of vehicle b) National Identity Card number c) Certificate of incorporation/Business Registration Number d) Driver Licenses of all drivers registered on the Mocourse.mu platform e) Public carrier licence f) Completed Mocourse.mu Registration form;
Carrier shall procure and maintain, at its sole cost and expense, with reputable and financially responsible insurance underwriters, acceptable to Mocourse.mu, adequate insurance that meets the requirements of all applicable laws including motor vehicle financial responsibility laws Carrier shall provide to Mocourse.mu certificates of insurance and upon request, shall provide. copies of all policies and endorsements. Further, Carrier will ensure that Mocourse.mu is provided notice of cancellation or modification of any insurance required under this agreement at least 30 days in advance of any cancellation or modification of the required insurance.
Carrier shall not re-broker, co-broker, subcontract, assign, or cause or permit any other person or entity to perform any of Carrier’s obligations hereunder, or cause or permit any Shipment tendered hereunder to be transported by any other third-party carrier, or any other substitute mode of transportation, without the express written consent of Mocourse.mu.
3.4. Compliance With Laws
Carrier represents and warrants that it is duly registered with NTA. With respect to the transportation services provided pursuant to this Agreement, Carrier shall comply with all local laws, rules, regulations and ordinances, including but not limited to all rules and regulations promulgated by NTA and all other agencies and departments having jurisdiction over the transportation services to be performed by Carrier. Carrier shall defend, indemnify and hold Mocourse.mu and its customers harmless from and against any and all fines, penalties, judgments, liabilities, expenses and costs of any nature resulting from Carrier’s failure to comply with all such laws, rules, regulations and ordinances.
Carrier represents and warrants that it shall perform all transportation services pursuant to this Agreement with equipment that is in good order, condition and repair and that meets with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
3.6. Independent Contractor
This Agreement does not make Carrier an agent, legal representative, joint venture, or partner of Mocourse.mu for any purpose. It is understood by Carrier that Carrier is to act as an
independent contractor and is in no way authorized to make any contract, warranty or representation on behalf of Mocourse.mu, or to create any obligation express or implied on behalf of Mocourse.mu. It is expressly agreed and understood by Carrier that Carrier shall not be considered under this Agreement as having any employment status with Mocourse.mu, or as being entitled to any plans, distributions, or benefits extended by Mocourse.mu to its employees.
During the term of this Agreement, and for a period of one (1) year from its termination, Carrier agrees that it will neither initiate nor accept any direct or indirect business relationship with any Shipper that was first introduced to Carrier by Mocourse.mu, or in connection with the use of the Service, and will rely on Mocourse.mu, as intermediary, in any dealings with a Shipper first introduced by Mocourse.mu, or in connection with the use of the Service, to Carrier unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing. A Carrier’s legal obligations in this regard extends to instances where the Shipper contacts the Carrier and seeks to establish a business relationship that does not include Mocourse.mu. If Carrier accepts any direct or indirect business relationship with any Shipper that was first introduced to Carrier by Mocourse.mu in violation of this Agreement, Carrier shall pay to Mocourse.mu within thirty (30) days of each such violation an amount equal to twenty percent (20%) of all revenues invoiced by Carrier to the solicited Shipper.
3.8. Cargo Liability for Freight Loss or Damage
Except as otherwise provided herein, the Carrier’s liability for cargo loss or damage shall be governed by the provisions of applicable legislation in Mauritius. Carrier shall be liable to Mocourse.mu, and its customers, for any and all property damage, cargo loss, damages or delay occurring while such cargo is in the possession or under the control of Carrier, or resulting from Carrier’s performance or failure to perform the service undertaken by Carrier under the terms of this Agreement. Carrier further agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold Mocourse.mu and its customers harmless from any and all claims, loss, damage, expenses, or liability, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out of Carrier’s performance of services, or any violation by Carrier of applicable law or terms of this Agreement. Any attempt by Carrier to limit its liability or amend this Agreement by provisions contained in any bill of lading, delivery receipt or tariff shall be deemed null and void. Exclusions in Carrier’s insurance coverage shall not exonerate Carrier from this liability. Claims for loss of or damage to cargo shall be submitted and processed as in effect on the effective date of this Agreement. Carrier shall acknowledge receipt of such claims within thirty (30) days, and shall settle all claims within sixty (60) days of receipt.
4. SHIPPER RESPONSIBILITIES
4.1. Representations and Warranties
Shippers hereby represent and warrant as follows:
(a) Shippers will not use the Service in furtherance of the transportation of freight or cargo that is illegal, dangerous, hazardous, harmful, unsafe, offensive or objectionable
(b) Shippers own the shipped items, freight or cargo, or have the necessary rights to ship such items;
(c) All goods moved using the Company’s service have been properly and sufficiently packed and/or prepared
(d) Shippers use the Service to transport freight or cargo at their own risk and agree that the Company will not be liable for the loss of any shipped items;
(e) Shippers are solely responsible for obtaining any insurance to cover any anticipated losses of freight or cargo; and
(f) Requested pick-up and delivery dates and hours by the Shipper will not require the Carrier to violate hours of service regulations under applicable law.
4.2 Obligations and liability
(a) The Shipper shall insure/maintain a valid insurance cover for the goods from the original point of pickup to the final point of delivery at its own cost and shall waive/cause to waive the right of subrogation against the Company. No insurance will be effected except upon express instructions given in writing by the Customer. All insurances effected by the Company are subject to the usual exceptions and conditions of the policies of the insurance company or underwriters taking the risk and the Company shall not be under any obligation to effect a separate insurance on each consignment but may declare it on any open or general policy. Should the insurers dispute their liability for any reason the insured shall have recourse against the insurers only and the Company shall not be under any responsibility or liability whatsoever in relation thereto notwithstanding that the premium upon the policy may not be at the same rate as that charged by the Company or paid to the Company by its Customer.
(b) The Shipper shall be deemed to have truthfully and accurately declared all particulars relating to the general nature and description of the goods, their marks, numbers, weights, volume and quantity and, if applicable, the dangerous character of the goods, as furnished.
(c) The Shipper shall be liable for all loss or damage, costs, expenses and any fines or charges imposed by the authority resulting from the inaccurate, fraudulent or incomplete information or instructions provided for the carriage of the goods.
(d) In the event the company shall become liable to any other party resulting from the inaccurate or fraudulent information, whether the company is negligent or otherwise, the Shipper shall indemnify and hold harmless the company accordingly for such action taken against the company.
(e) Where other costs and expenses are payable, including duties or such other additional charges, the Company shall be entitled to claim the same on the Shipper, notwithstanding there being any claim on the Company for any loss of or damage to the goods, the monies so paid out by the Company on behalf of the Shipper shall become payable without any reduction or deferment on the account of any claim, counter-claim or set-off against any amount owing to the Company.
(f) Where the Shipper is in arrears of any payments for freight and services rendered by the Company and the outstanding exceeds the agreed credit period, the Company shall be entitled to impose a late payment penalty charge of such percentage as advised and/or imposed by the associations.
(g) In the event the arrears remained outstanding beyond such further period in excess of the agreed credit period as granted by the Company for the Shipper to make good such outstanding
and provided that the customer responded to the demands for payments being served on them, the Company shall be entitled to report such delinquent accounts accordingly without any liability or responsibility for any loss or damage ensuing therefrom or thereafter when the customer’s delinquent account shall be reflected in the trade bureau database.
4.3. Failure to take final delivery of the goods upon arrival at destination
(a) If at any time there is any dispute arising over the control of the goods upon arrival at destination hindering the final delivery or taking delivery of the goods, of if the goods are stopped in transit, the Shipper shall continue to be liable for any subsequent or recurring costs and expenses incurring therefrom the date the incident occurs and shall indemnify the company accordingly for such further costs and expenses.
(b) Where documentary title to the goods has not yet passed, the customer is still interested as the Shipper and shall indemnify the company for all such further costs and expenses incurring, including all demurrages, customs duties and fines and outstanding freight or warehousing charges and any recovery expenses to conduct final delivery of the goods.
(c) Where the dispute persists and upon the Shipper’s inability to resolve the same with the consignee or any other buyer 30 calendar days after arrival of the goods or from the date such dispute arose, the company shall be vested with a General Lien on the goods and may either exercise the rights to confiscate and/or to accordingly forfeit and dispose the goods in any manner deemed fit and proper so as to make good and/or recover any further costs and expenses incurred.
(d) All negotiations and correspondences taking place between the company and their appointed destination agent or representative to attempt delivery or taking delivery of the goods and/or to resolve any disputes arising between the Shipper and consignee and other legally interested parties are conducted as agent for and on behalf of the Shipper and/or the actual owners of the goods.
(e) In the event a General Lien is notified to the Shipper and/or any legally interested parties, the Company shall conduct sale and disposal of the goods by auction, whether by private arrangement or by public notification, the nett proceeds shall accordingly be used to defray the cost of auction, the costs and expenses owing to Mocourse.mu and the Shipper and/or actual owners of the goods if there remains any amount thereafter.
(f) Notwithstanding the above, the Company shall be entitled to full indemnity from the Shipper in respect of any amount owing or any outstanding costs and expenses in the final delivery of the goods.
(g) Where an inability to deliver the goods for any reason whatsoever occurs, the Company may at its discretion arrange for the goods to be stored at the most convenient destination pending final instructions from the Shipper or the owners of the goods and such additional costs and expenses shall be accordingly accrued for the account of the Shipper.
Shipper agrees that it will neither initiate nor accept any direct or indirect business relationship with any Carrier that was first introduced to Shipper by Mocourse.mu, or in connection with the use of the Service, and will rely on Mocourse.mu, as intermediary, in any dealings with a Carrier first introduced by Mocourse.mu, or in connection with the use of the Service, to Shipper. A
Shipper’s legal obligations in this regard extends to instances where the Carrier contacts the Shipper and seeks to establish a business relationship that does not include Mocourse.mu.
4.5. Freight Description and Disclosures
Shipper shall disclose to Mocourse.mu all information reasonably necessary for Mocourse.mu to arrange transportation in compliance with applicable regulatory, legal and industry standards. Shipper shall also be responsible and liable for providing accurate description of cargo including without limitation commodity type, dimensions and weight, and any special handling requirements.
4.6. Freight Securement
Shipper shall bear the sole responsibility to review and accept or deny the Carrier’s trailer for cleanliness, odour, leaks, dirt or other conditions that may be unacceptable to Shipper. If a trailer or any equipment is unacceptable, it is Shipper’s obligation to prohibit loading the trailer. In such event, Shipper shall notify Mocourse.mu immediately and request alternative arrangements. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, or otherwise specified by law or regulation, it is Shipper’s responsibility to develop adequate blocking, bracing and packaging that facilitates the safe handling and stowing of freight and prevents damage during transit. Shipper acknowledges that Mocourse.mu will never be in possession of any freight or cargo being transported in connection with use of the Service, nor will Mocourse.mu be responsible or have any role in the securement of freight or cargo for transportation.
4.7. Shipping Documents Shipper’s insertion of “Mocourse.mu” on a receipt of goods, bill of lading, manifest, or any other shipping document, shall be understood by the parties to be for the Shipper’s convenience, or due to Shipper’s oversight only, and shall not operate to alter Mocourse.mu’s status as an intermediary, nor the Carrier’s status as the responsible Carrier. The terms and conditions set forth in any such shipping document used by a Carrier or a Shipper shall not supersede, alter, or modify any term of this Agreement or add any liability or responsibility to Mocourse.mu.
5. CARRIER SELECTION
Mocourse.mu establishes and follows written procedures to evaluate Carriers prior to their use by Mocourse.mu. Mocourse.mu continues to evaluate certain Carriers at certain intervals, as set forth by Mocourse.mu’s internal risk management and Carrier selection policies, which may be amended from time to time with or without notice to Carriers or Shippers. Mocourse.mu represents that it is not a governmental agency and therefore cannot and does not in any way guarantee the relative fitness, compliance record of, or current or future safety performance of, any Carrier or its drivers. Mocourse.mu is not responsible in any way for the acts and/or omissions of Carriers or their drivers. The NTA is responsible for licensing, monitoring and enforcing safety and regulatory compliance for interstate Carriers. NTA, together with any other local law enforcement agencies, bear sole responsibility for determining the fitness, including the safety fitness, of all authorized carriers, and for enforcing all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those concerning the maintenance and operation of carrier equipment, driver training, licensing, and fitness, hazardous materials, and hours of service.
6. PAYMENT TERMS
6.1. Payment (a) For each Shipment, Shipper will pay Mocourse.mu the fees listed to Shipper upon acceptance of the applicable Shipment on the Service (“Shipment Fee”), and additional GST (when applicable) as well as any additional charges Shipper may incur related to the completion of the Shipment. These charges include, but are not limited to, detention or waiting time beyond 90 minutes at each location, overnight storage due to Shipper or consignee not being available or able to receive the Shipment from Carrier, and any differences between the actual Shipment and the description of the Shipment created on the Service. Mocourse.mu may change pricing for the Service (from time to time in its sole discretion) by updating the Site and Mobile App and without any additional notice to Users.
(b) When a Shipment Fee is processed, Mocourse.mu shall display a completed charge screen. This is Shipper’s electronic receipt. Shipper should print or save this electronic receipt for its records. Shipper represents and warrants that Shipper has the right to use any credit card(s) or other payment means provided by Mocourse.mu and used to initiate any transaction of the Shipment Fee. All information that Shipper provides to Mocourse.mu’s third party payment processor or Mocourse.mu must be accurate, current and complete. Shipper agrees to immediately notify Mocourse.mu of any change in Shipper’s billing address used for payment hereunder.
(c) When a Shipment Fee is processed, Mocourse.mu shall notify Shipper and make the completed charge visible to Shipper on the Service. Shipper agrees not to circumvent payments for scheduled or completed Shipments in any way. All payment will be in Mauritian rupee.
(d) All sums shall be paid to the Company in cash (by credit card, debit card, online bank transfer or depositing into the Company’s bank account) immediately when due without deduction and payment shall not be withheld or deferred on account of any claim, counterclaim or set-off.
(d) It is hereby agreed by the Customer that any discrepancy on any invoices shall be notified in writing to the Company within seven (7) days from the date of invoice, failing which all such invoices shall be deemed as correct and payable and no further query or report or discrepancy after the expiry of the above stated period shall be entertained.
(e) Any amount that is not paid when due will accrue interest at twelve percent (10%) per annum or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law, whichever is less, from the due date until paid. In the event that Mocourse.mu is unable to bill Shipper due to insufficient funds, Shipper shall be liable for all costs and expenses incurred by Mocourse.mu in connection with collection of the Shipment Fee, including costs and expenses of a third party collection agency. Shipment Fees are non-refundable.
6.2. Remittance For each Shipment
Mocourse.mu will pay Carrier the fees listed to Carrier when Carrier accepted the Shipment (“Carrier Fee”), as well as additional fees Carrier may earn related to the completion of the Shipment. These fees include, but are not limited to, detention time beyond 90 minutes at each location, overnight storage due to shipper not being available or able to receive the Shipment from the Carrier, and any difference in fees resulting from the actual Shipment being different from the description of the Shipment created on the Service.
6.3. General Payment Terms
You agree that you are responsible for the collection and/or payment of all taxes, which you may be liable for in any jurisdiction arising from your use of the Service. Mocourse.mu is not responsible for collecting, reporting, paying, or remitting to you any such taxes.
In order to use certain features of the Service, you must register for an account with Mocourse.mu (“Account”) and provide certain information as prompted by the registration and Shipment creation form. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You may delete your Account at any time, for any reason, by contacting Mocourse.mu or following the instructions on the Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login credentials and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify Mocourse.mu of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. Mocourse.mu is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.
Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Mocourse.mu grants you a non-transferable, non- exclusive, license to use the Site for your internal business use during the term of this Agreement.
7.3. Mobile App
Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Mocourse.mu grants you a non- transferable, non-exclusive, license to install and use the Mobile App, in executable object code format only, solely on your own handheld mobile device and for your internal business use during the term of this Agreement.
The rights granted to you in this Agreement are subject to the following restrictions: (a) You shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Service; (b) You shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Service; (c) You shall not access the Service in order to build a similar or competitive service; and (d) Except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Service may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means.
7.5. Limited Support
Users may contact Mocourse.mu’s technical support center for any support- related issues arising from the use of the Service by following the instructions on the Service.
8 GENERAL LIABILITY AND EXCLUSIONS
8.1 Limitation of liability
(a) The Company is only liable for the failure to exercise reasonable care in the performance of the contract of carriage and delivery of ancillary services relating to the delivery or taking delivery of the goods.
(b) The Company shall not be liable to the Customer for any loss damage or delay due to Force Majeure including but not limited to Acts of God, hijacks, strikes, lockouts, riots, civil commotions, acts of war, general chaos, inclement weather, landslides/slips, earthquakes or any other circumstances of whatsoever nature beyond the control of the Company, which may include delay or misconnection arising from the carrier, its agents or Company’s subcontractors.
(c) Further the Company shall not be under any liability whatsoever for any consequential loss arising out of loss or damage to goods or delay or non-delivery or misdelivery, however caused.
(d) Unless notice of loss of or damage is given in writing to the Company, the handing over or the taking delivery of by any party entitled to take delivery is prima facie evidence of the delivery of the goods in good order and condition. Where such loss or damage is not apparent at delivery, the same prima facie effect shall apply if notice in writing is not given within six calendar days after the date the goods have been handed over or from the date of taking delivery of the goods.
(e) The Company is not liable for acts of error and omission by any third parties involved with the carriage of the goods, such as, but not limited to, carriers, warehousemen and other performing party, unless there are evidence to prove that the Company failed to exercise due diligence in selecting, instructing or supervising such third parties.
(f) Where the Company is liable as principal, whether by implied or expressed undertaking or through providing the ancillary services as an independent contractor, the Shipper shall provide such evidence of the Company’s negligence as principal, including any independent third party investigation survey report, to the Company within twenty-one (21) calendar days upon the arrival of the goods at destination or on such date the goods should have arrived at destination.
(g) If the Company is liable in respect of loss following delay or deviation of the transportation vehicle or the conveyance, such liability shall only be limited to an amount not exceeding the remuneration relating to the service giving rise to the delay or deviation or the reasonable additional expenses incurred in respect of the reasonable recovering of delay following deviation.
(h) Where the goods have not been delivered to the destination within a period of 90 calendar days after the date the goods ought to have been delivered, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, the goods shall be treated as lost. The value of the goods for the assessment of compensation of loss or damage shall be determined according to the current commodity exchange price index or, if there is no such price indication available or applicable, according to any reasonable market value or, by reference to the normal value of the goods of the same kind and quality but in no event shall exceed that which is originally contained in the documentary evidence.
(i) The Company shall in no event be liable for valuables or dangerous goods unless the value and/or nature of the goods has been declared and expressly agreed by the company in writing and noted accordingly in the Bill of Lading or Waybill provided however that the Company shall not be liable for the maximum loss or damage as contained therein.
(j) In the event the company is proven to be liable for any loss or damage, including any financial loss resulting from any error or omission suffered by the customer, the liability shall be based on the principle of indemnity and the maximum liability of the company for any loss or damage shall not under any circumstances exceed MUR10,000 or such other amount in equivalent currency whichever is applicable.
8.2 General Exclusions
(a) The Company shall not be liable for any loss of profit, loss of market and/or loss of opportunities caused by any delay or deviation of the vessel and/or any unreasonable delay in delivery or taking delivery of the goods at such date the goods should have been delivered provided that the company is proven to be principally negligent.
(b) In any event, where any physical loss or damage to the goods has occurred, upon first discovering such loss or damage when delivery of the goods has been delivered, unless notice in writing is given within fourteen (14) calendar days upon arrival of the goods, together with any independent third party investigation survey report, the goods are deemed to have been delivered without damage.
(c) Shipper must officially file any claim for cargo loss or damage against Carrier with the Company, and in no event will such claim be allowed if filed later than six (6) months after the date of such loss, shortage or damage. To be valid, any claim for loss or damage must meet the three (3) conditions: (i) It must be filed with the Company and against Carrier in writing (ii) It must include a clear demand for payment, and a specified monetary amount of the claim (iii) It must identify the shipment sufficiently to allow Carrier to conduct an investigation.
(d) Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, the Carrier and Company shall be discharged from all claims and any further liability for any direct and indirect loss of or damage to the goods provided that action is brought within nine (9) calendar months after the delivery of the goods, or the date when the goods should have been delivered, or the date when the goods is treated as lost.
(e) The Company shall be discharged from all liability if the Customer has not fully settled all freight and other charges to the Company.
(f) Any claim not made and notified accordingly shall be time barred except where the Shipper can show that it was impossible to comply within the time limit stipulated.
Mocourse.mu Pte. Ltd. owns intellectual property rights in and to the Service, including but not limited to the Site, Mobile App, including all related software and servers, in and to our trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, taglines and trade dress (collectively, the “Marks”). Users acknowledge and agree that Mocourse.mu Pte. Ltd. owns all right, title, and interest in and to the Service, including all intellectual property rights therein. Users understand and agree that without a written license agreement with Mocourse.mu Pte. Ltd., Users may not make any use of the Marks. Except as expressly granted in this Agreement, all rights, title and interest in and to the Service, and in and to the Marks are reserved by Mocourse.mu.
10. MODIFICATION OF THE SERVICE
The Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Service or any part thereof with or without notice. You agree that the Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service or any part thereof.
11. LIMITATIONS ON USE OF THE SERVICE
You agree not to use the Service to upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content that: (a) violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; or (b) is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive (e.g., material that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual) or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or which is harmful to minors in any way. In addition, you agree not to use the Service to: (a) upload, transmit, or distribute any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (b) send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (c) harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other Users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (d) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Service or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (e) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other computer systems or networks connected to or used together with the Service, through password mining or other means; (f) harass or interfere with another User’s use and enjoyment of the Service; or (g) introduce software or automated agents or scripts to the Service so as to produce multiple accounts, generate automated searches, requests and queries, or to strip, scrape, or mine data from the Service. Mocourse.mu reserves the right to review any User Content, investigate, and /or take appropriate action against you in its sole discretion, including removing or modifying User Content, terminating your Account, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
12. USER CONTENT
12.1. User Content
You are solely responsible for your User Content. You assume all risks associated with use of your User Content, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness by others, or any disclosure of your User Content that makes you or any third party personally identifiable. You hereby represent and warrant that your User Content does not violate any provision of this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, User Content may include third party content you submit. You agree not to submit third party content unless you have the consent of the applicable third party owner of such content. You may not state or imply that your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by Mocourse.mu. You acknowledge and agree that Mocourse.mu is not responsible for any User Content and makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of any User Content, and assumes no responsibility for any User Content.
Users hereby grant, and represent and warrant that they have the right to grant, to Mocourse.mu an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, sublicenseable,
worldwide license, to use User Content, solely for the purposes of including User Content in the Service. All rights in and to the User Content not expressly granted to Mocourse.mu in this Agreement are reserved by Users.
12.3. Anonymous Data
Mocourse.mu may create anonymous data records (“Anonymous Data”) from your User Content by using commercially reasonable efforts to exclude any and all information (such as company name) that makes the data identifiable to you. Mocourse.mu may use and disclose Anonymous Data to any person including its business partners; and for any purpose, including improving the Service and to provide you with advertising and marketing information in relation to products and services of Mocourse.mu and/or its business partners.
12.4. Disclosure Mocourse.mu may share your User Content (a) with third party service providers; (b) its business partners (c) if another company acquires Mocourse.mu; and/or (d) to comply with relevant laws, to respond to subpoenas or warrants or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law or this Agreement.
13. THIRD PARTY SITES
The Service might contain links to third party websites, services, and advertisements for third parties (collectively, “Third Party Sites”). Such Third Party Sites are not under the control of Mocourse.mu and Mocourse.mu is not responsible for any Third Party Sites. Mocourse.mu does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third Party Sites. You use all Third Party Sites at your own risk. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction in connection with such Third Party Sites.
14.1. Indemnification of Mocourse.mu
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Mocourse.mu (and its officers, employees, and agents) harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your (i) use of the Service, (ii) User Content, (iii) interaction with any other User, (iv) violation of this Agreement; (v) violation of applicable laws or regulations; or (vi) your shipment contents (if you are a Shipper) or your shipment services (if you are a Carrier). Mocourse.mu reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Mocourse.mu. Mocourse.mu will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
14.2. Indemnification of Shipper Carrier agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Shipper (and its officers, employees, and agents) harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any and all damages, claims or losses arising out of its performance of this Agreement, to the extent such damages, claims or losses are caused by the negligence or other intentional conduct of the Carrier or its employees or agents.
14.3 Indemnification of Carrier Shipper agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Carrier (and its officers, employees, and agents) harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any and all damages, claims or losses arising out of its performance of this Agreement, to the extent such
damages, claims or losses are caused by the negligence or other intentional conduct of the Shipper or its employees or agents.
15. CHOICE OF LAW
Unless otherwise agreed, any action against Mocourse.mu may only be commenced in Mauritius where the company has its principal place of business and shall be decided according to the applicable legislations and/or conventions including its subsequent amendments or enactments.
16. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
In the event of a dispute arising out of this Agreement, a party’s recourse be firstly resolved by negotiation and/or arbitration.
17. TERM OF AGREEMENT
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Service. The Company may at any time terminate this Agreement in its sole discretion if (a) you have breached any provision of this Agreement (or have acted in a manner that clearly shows you do not intend to, or are unable to, comply with this Agreement); (b) the Company is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Service to you is, or becomes, unlawful); (c) the Company has elected to discontinue the Service; or (d) for your poor performance as a Shipper or Carrier in the Company’s sole discretion. Upon termination of this Agreement, your Account and right to access and use the Service will terminate immediately.
18. GENERAL PROVISIONS
18.1. Changes to Agreement
This Agreement is subject to occasional revision by the Company. In the event of any material changes made to the Agreement, the Company will notify you by electronic mail, or other means of written communication, before your next use of the changes on the Service. Any changes to this agreement will be effective upon the earlier of (a) the date you accept the new terms or (b) thirty (30) calendar days following your receipt of the notice of the changes. These changes will be effective immediately for new Users of the Service. Continued use of the Service following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.
18.2. Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Service. the Company’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The word “including” means including without limitation. If any provision of this Agreement is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts.
This Agreement, and your rights and obligations herein, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without the Company‘s prior written consent, and
any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. The terms of this Agreement shall be binding upon assignees.
(a) All notices as required by any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall be deemed given with the notices prepared, adequately addressed and deposited in the mail, postage prepaid. Notices to the Company are adequately addressed as follows: Mocourse.mu ( Woodapple Ventures Ltd Address: 3d Wellington Street, Rose Hill, Mauritius. Email: support@Mocourse.mu.
(b) All notices and communications between the Company and the Shipper shall be made to the last known address in writing through normal post or by emails and by any other electronics means of communication shall be considered delivered and received upon any acknowledgement or return receipt be generated in response to the message sent.
(c) Where notices and communication are not capable of being delivered to the before mentioned address for any reason whatsoever, the notices and communication shall be considered delivered upon being posted on a public board or advertised or published in any public media or customary forum.
18.5. Publication of Information
The Company has your permission to identify you as a customer of the Company or user of our Services and to reproduce your name and logo on the Site and in any other marketing materials. If you provide the Company any feedback, suggestions, or other information or ideas regarding the Service (“Feedback”), you hereby assign to the Company all rights in the Feedback and agree that the Company has the right to use such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate. The Company will treat any Feedback you provide as non-confidential and nonproprietary. You agree that you will not submit to the Company any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
In the event that the operation of any portion of this Agreement results in a violation of any law, or if any provision herein is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, Shipper, the Company and Carrier agree that such portion or provision shall be severable and that the remaining provisions herein shall continue in full force and effect. The terms and conditions set forth herein shall survive the termination for any reason of the business relationship between Shipper, the Company and Carrier.
The Company expressly disclaims any warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including the warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non- infringement. The Company makes no warranty that the Service: (a) will meet your requirements or expectations; (b) will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis; (c) will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe; or (d) result in any revenue, profits, or cost reduction. The Service may be subject to limitations, delays, and other problems inherent in the use of the internet and electronic communications. The Company is not responsible for any delays, delivery failures or other damages resulting from such problems.
A user of the Service is hereinafter referred to as a “User,” or collectively, the “Users.”
RETURN AND REFUND POLICY
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the services offered by Woodapple Ventures Ltd (“mocourse.mu“), a company incorporated under the laws of Mauritius. These terms set forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of Our Services as contained in http://www.mocourse.mu (“Website“) (collectively with the site, referred to as “Services“).
1. RETURN OF YOUR ITEMS
We do not accept any return of your items and We do not replace any of your items. We will endeavor all reasonable care to ensure that Our Services conform with the standard delivery care of any delivery services in Mauritius. We will examine any defects of your item prior to the loading of your items for transportation. Please inform us if any of your items are fragile or hazardous and whether there is a risk of damage while in transportation, loading and unloading.
2. REFUND OF YOUR PURCHASE
Once delivery is confirmed, we will not refund your purchase of Our Services. If there is any cancellation prior to the confirmation of delivery, please notify us via email or telephone. We will inform you whether you are entitled for a refund within a reasonable period of time. We will refund your purchase of Our Services and a credit will be applied to your original method of payment or any such manner as may be communicated to you.
3. NO WAIVER
The failure to exercise or delay in exercising a right or remedy provided hereunder or by law does not constitute a waiver of the right or remedy or waiver of other rights or remedies.
4. GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with Mauritian law and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Mauritian courts.
5. SPECIAL TERMS
These Terms and Conditions are not intended to nor shall create any rights, entitlements, claims or benefits enforceable by any person that is not a party to them. No person shall derive any benefit or have any right, entitlement or claim in relation to this Terms and Conditions.
6. CHANGES TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to update this Return and Refund Policy at any time and any changes may be made without notice to you. We recommend you to read this Return and Refund Policy periodically. By continuing to access or use Our Services after those revisions or changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new Return and Refund Policy, please stop using the Website and/or Our Services.
All of our rights are reserved.