Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Meru E-Mart!

The domain name https://meruemart.com  (“Website”) is an e-commerce portal owned and operated by Mount Meru Group, a company incorporated under the laws of Zambia, having its registered office at Plot 20429C, Nangwenya Road, Mass Media, P.O Box 34360, Lusaka, Zambia.

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Mount Meru Group’s Website, located at https://meruemart.com/.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use Meru E-Mart if you do not agree to take all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By accessing Meru E-Mart, you agreed to use cookies in agreement with the Mount Meru Group’s Privacy Policy.

Most interactive websites use cookies to let us retrieve the user’s details for each visit. Cookies are used by our website to enable the functionality of certain areas to make it easier for people visiting our website. Some of our affiliate/advertising partners may also use cookies.

License

Unless otherwise stated, Mount Meru Group and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Meru E-Mart. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from Meru E-Mart for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from Meru E-Mart
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from Meru E-Mart
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from Meru E-Mart
  • Redistribute content from Meru E-Mart

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.

Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. Mount Meru Group does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of Mount Meru Group,its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, Mount Meru Group shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.

Mount Meru Group reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You warrant and represent that:

  • You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • The Comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
  • The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
  • The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.

You hereby grant Mount Meru Group a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
  • dot.com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities;
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms; and
  • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of Mount Meru Group; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to Mount Meru Group. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of Mount Meru Group’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

iFrames

Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.

Content Liability

We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Your Privacy

Please read Privacy Policy

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Communications:

When you place an order on our Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically so you must provide a valid mobile phone number/email address and your address while placing an order with us. We may communicate with you by e-mail, SMS, phone call, or by posting notices on the Website or by any other mode of communication. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications including SMS, e-mails, or phone calls from us with respect to your order.

Your Obligations:

You shall
i. not acquire any ownership rights by downloading material /Contents from this website.

ii. read the Terms and policies of website and agree to accept the Terms before use of Website

iii. abide by the Terms and Policies of Website

iv. Neither copy or modify the Contents of the website nor use the Website for commercial purpose

v. purchase the product(s) from this Website for your internal / personal purpose and not for resale by you or any other person.

vi. comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of the Website, and such further limitations as may be set forth in any written or on-screen notice from us.

vii. not refuse to accept the delivery of the Products under your order upon delivery except for damages and deficiencies

viii. authorize us to declare and provide declaration to any governmental authority on your behalf stating the aforesaid purpose of the products ordered by you on the website.

Products/Services:

All products/services and information displayed on Website constitute an “invitation to offer”. Your order for purchase constitutes your “offer”. All orders placed by you on the Website are subject to availability and acceptance by us and conditional on your acceptance and adherence to these terms and conditions.

Delivery/Shipment of Product:

Delivery of the Products under your Order in the Website shall be made as per our Delivery/shipment policy mentioned herein. Title of the Product shall pass on to you upon receipt of payment.

Exactness / Accuracy of product:

We have made significant efforts to accurately display the colours / dimension / specification of products that appear on the Website. However, we do not warrant/guarantee that product description or other content of this Website is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. The particular technical specifications and settings of your computer and its display could affect the accuracy of its display of the colours, dimension, specifications of products offered on this Website.

Copyright: All Content included on the website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Mount Meru, its affiliates or its content suppliers and is protected by the Intellectual Property Laws of Zambia.

Trademarks: The trademark Mount Meru, its logo and all products and logos denoted with TM are trademarks owned or registered trademarks of Mount Meru or its affiliates.

Intellectual Property Claims: Mount Meru Group and its affiliates or its content suppliers respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been used in a way that gives rise to concerns of infringement, please write to us with your concerns.

PRICE & PAYMENT POLICY

1) Price Policy:

Prices and taxes thereon in respect of all products are subject to change from time to time, without prior notice by Mount Meru Group. We strive to provide you with the best prices possible on our Website. All the products listed on the Website will be sold at Zambian kwacha either at Maximum Retail Price ( MRP) (inclusive of all taxes) or at an Offer/discounted price with taxes, unless otherwise specified. The prices mentioned at the time of ordering will be the prices charged to you on the date of delivery. Although prices of most of the products do not fluctuate on a daily basis but some of the commodities and fresh food products prices do change on a daily basis. In case of products such as Fresh Food, Vegetables and Fruits etc. the delivered weight may have variance and product will be billed accordingly on the actual weight.

There may be cases where price of the product delivered is different from the price quoted / reflected on the Website due to various reasons including time lag in updating prices post changes in price or product belonging to a different batch or different price is being used by manufacturers in different regions.

Despite our best efforts, there may be an instance of mispricing of items in our catalogue/offer on Website. However, we verify prices as part of our dispatch procedures. If a product’s correct price is lower than our stated price, we charge the lower amount and send you the item. If a product’s correct price is higher than our stated price, you may return at the time of delivery or we may not supply the product unless the problem get resolved and if you do not want to purchase the Product in such higher price we shall cancel your order and refund you the amount paid by you for such cancelled transaction as per existing refund policy.

Our online price may not match with offline price at store. You shall not raise any dispute on the same.

2) Payment Policy:

Mount Meru Group offers you multiple payment options both online and offline however Mount Meru Group reserves its right to add or delete any mode of payment without any prior notice.

A. Offline Payment Mode:

Cash on Delivery (CoD) – Buyer needs to make payment in cash to the delivery person at the time of receipt of delivery of the Products at its delivery location

Food Coupons on Delivery – Food Coupons shall be accepted at the sole discretion of Mount Meru Group against value of Ready to Eat / certain category of food items on the invoice at the time of Delivery of Products at the delivery location. Items permissible for purchase through food coupons shall change without prior notice and you shall have the option to cancel the item/order or shall pay in cash or card.

Card on Delivery: A mobile EDC machine may be made available at your door step to facilitate payment by Credit / Debit Card . However due to prevailing network condition in your area or any technical glitch in the equipment or due to any other reason if the EDC terminal is not able to collect the payment, you shall make payment by cash.

In cases where payment is attempted but remains unsuccessful and a successful charge slip does not get generated, you shall make the payment in cash for that particular order. In certain cases though you may receive a payment confirmation sms from your bank, the amount generally gets reversed in the same account. You may raise the incident with customer care number on the back of card to reverse the amount in case of unreasonable delay, Mount Meru Group will not be responsible for such failed attempts due to any network or technical reasons. We on our part, upon request of customer, after due verification with our back end team may give a written confirmation of the non-receipt of payment for you to appropriately take up with card issuing bank.

B. Online Payment Mode:

i. Credit Cards

ii. Debit Card

iii. Net Banking

iv. Wallet Payment

Acceptance:

We accept payments made by most of the major credit/debit cards issued in Zambia. Acceptance of card payment is at the sole discretion of Mount Meru Group and you may be asked to submit copy of photo identity proof too. However Mount Meru Group reserves its right to deny acceptance of card payment without any prior notice. We don’t accept internationally issued credit/debit cards and certain cards issued by banks in Zambia too.

Order:

You can place your order with us either on our Website or over phone and choose any of our payment modes made available to you. In case of payment to be made offline, Buyer needs to pay the invoice amount in cash / coupon / card at the time of delivery of the Product at its doorstep/preferred location.

Orders will be processed for shipment/delivery upon selection of your preferred delivery location, date and time and confirmation by us. Mount Meru Group may change maximum order value of COD and items/locations available for COD without prior intimation.

Payment:

While availing any of the payment method/s available on the Website, we will not be responsible or assume any liability, whatsoever in respect of any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly to you due to:

i. Lack of authorization for any transaction/s, or

ii. Exceeding the present limit mutually agreed by you and your issuing bank, or

iii. Any payment issues arising out of the transaction, or

iv. Decline of transaction for any other reason/s

Mount Meru Group reserves its right to change the price of any product in the Website any time without any notice. Prices stated at the time of an order is placed shall apply in respect to that order.

All payments made against the purchases of products on Website by you shall be in Zambian Kwacha only. Website will not facilitate transaction with respect to any other form of currency with respect to the purchases made on Website.

You represent and confirm that the credit/debit card that is being used is yours or that you have been specifically authorized by the owner of the credit/debit card to use it. You further agree and undertake to provide the correct and valid credit card details to carry out a transaction on the Website. All credit/debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorization by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorize payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.

In case of payment made through online, before shipping / delivering your order to you, we may request you to provide copy of photo identity proof document as acceptable to Mount Meru Group to establish your ownership of the payment instrument used by you for your purchase. This is done in the interest of providing a safe online shopping environment to our users.

Mount Meru Group reserves the right to impose limits on the number of transactions which Mount Meru Group may receive from an individual valid credit/debit/ valid bank account and reserves the right to refuse to process transactions exceeding such limit.

Mount Meru Group reserves its right to refuse to process transactions by buyers with a prior history of questionable charges including without limitation breach of any agreements by buyer with Mount Meru Group or breach/violation of any law or any charges imposed by bank or breach of any policy. Mount Meru Group may do such checks as it deems fit before approving the buyer’s order ) for security or other reasons at the discretion of Mount Meru Group. As a result of such check if Mount Meru Group is not satisfied with the creditability of the Buyer or genuineness of the transaction, it will have the right to reject such order. Mount Meru Group may delay dispatch or cancel any transaction at its sole discretion, if Mount Meru Group is suspicious of any Buyer’s authenticity or activity or if the Buyer is conducting high transaction volumes, to ensure safety of the transaction.

In cases where the payment of an online order does not get succesfully communicated to our system due to any network or technical issue between intermediary, bank or payment gateway, the order shall not be processed and a refund will be initiated for the same. However in an unsuccessful attempt if the customer’s account gets debited, such amounts generally gets auto reversed in the same account. However Mount Meru Group shall not be held responsible for such amounts debited in unsuccessful attempts and customer can raise reversal request with their bank should there be any unreasonable delay in refund.

Buyer acknowledges that Mount Meru Group will not be liable for any damages, interests, claims etc. resulting from not processing a transaction or any delay in processing a transaction which is beyond control of Mount Meru Group.

RETURN, EXCHANGE & REFUND

1) Return & Refund Policy:

We endeavour to provide the best quality products every single time you order with us.

We have a “no questions asked return and refund policy” which entitles all our customers to return the product at the time of delivery if they are not satisfied with the quality, freshness or physical condition of the product. At the time of delivery, we will take the returned product back with us and if already paid the corresponding value would be refunded to you through the same mode of payment used at the time of purchase viz., credit card, debit card, net banking. Alternatively, at your option, the said amount can be credited to your store credit account which can be used for your subsequent purchases.

After the delivery, the amount shall be refunded to you through the same mode of payment or via credit to your store credit account which can be used for subsequent purchases.

Products once sold and delivered to you, shall be eligible for return only if the product condition is found to be damaged, broken, faulty or different from the ordered one. You can return the product(s), purchased from us under your order as per below, provided the product(s) packs are sealed/unopened/unused and in original condition.

Product Category Reason for Return: Damaged / Faulty / Broken/ Leaking
Grocery Within 1 day of delivery
Bakery products Within 1 day of delivery
Auto Products Within 3 days of delivery

We do not make any cash refunds.

In case of prepaid orders, if any part of it remains short delivered due to some reason, corresponding value would be refunded to you through the same mode of payment used at the time of purchase viz., credit card, debit card, net banking .

The amount will be refunded to you between 3-15 working days depending upon the mode of payment chosen by you. Sometimes banks or financial intermediaries take a longer time to process the refund request. However, if the refund does not happen by the date advised, you may contact us and we will gladly help you. Alternatively at your option, the said amount can be credited to your store credit account which can be used for your subsequent purchases.

2) Exchange Policy:

All products listed on our Website can be exchanged or returned subject to the following conditions:

Product Condition: A product cannot be exchanged or returned unless it is a defective, broken, faulty, leaking or not of satisfactory quality. In case of return/exchange you must return the product to us in the same original condition as is supplied by us. Products, under the following instances, cannot be accepted by us as/under Return:

i. damages due to mishandling of product;

ii. products with tampered or missing labels;

iii. Products without all original packaging and accessories, including the box, manufacturer’s packaging if any, original invoice and all other items originally included with the product(s) delivered.

iv. Product Accessories / Freebies / Bundles & Combos: All the product accessories available with the product and / or all the freebies associated with the product and / or other products associated as “bundles” or “combos” with the product should also be returned so as to enable us to initiate the exchange or return process.

v. Validity Period for Return/Exchange: Subject to Return/exchange Policy, a purchased product can be exchanged or returned within 1 (One) to 3 (Three) days from the date of delivery/placing an order depending on the nature of the product as mentioned herein above.

3) Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel your order fully or partially anytime up to the cut-off time of the slot for which you have placed an order by calling our customer service. In such a case we shall refund any payments already made by you for the order as per the prevailing Refund Policy.

Please contact us at email us at: support@meruemart.com Groupsmart.in for cancellation or modification of your Order.

On receipt of the cancellation notice we shall cancel the order and refund the entire amount if the order has not been processed by us. Cancellation of Order can’t be done/accepted once the products under your order is released for dispatch/ shipped out from our delivery location.

ALL RETURNS, EXCHANGE AND CANCELLATION OF PRODUCTS ARE SUBJECT TO MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTIES AND THE INOVICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

4) Delivery/Shipping Policy: Delivery Timelines: We will make every effort to get your order delivered to you as per your convenient/ chosen available slot.
i. The products ordered by You shall be available for delivery as per allotted delivery slot during the delivery hours, namely, 07:30 hours to 21:30 hours on all days. If you fail to take delivery on the agreed slot as mentioned in (a) above, your order and delivery thereof shall be treated as cancelled.

ii. At the time of taking delivery of the products, You shall quote the PIN No. at the Delivery Point.

iii. The person at the Delivery Point authorized to deliver the product may decline to deliver the product if he finds any inconsistency as regards Order No. / PIN No or any other detail of the order

iv. Subject to availability of the ordered product at the Delivery Point on the delivery day, Mount Meru Group shall deliver the product to You as per schedule, failing which Mount Meru Group shall inform You with a revised schedule for delivery of the Product. You may ask for cancellation/modification of Order on account of this.

v. It is your responsibility to count and check all the products while accepting the Products as per your Order. No dispute will be entertained by Mount Meru Group once you accept the products at the Delivery Point.

vi. You shall accept the product without demur in the following circumstances:

a. If the products delivered to you are in accordance with your order, or

b. Loose Fruits and Vegetables with minor weight variation due to moisture loss

We request you to check all the Products at the time of delivery. Complaint pertaining to short weight will not be entertained, if the complaint is not lodged immediately on delivery.

5) Order Tracking:

Once your order has been dispatched from our delivery point, an email or an SMS will be sent to you on the email address and mobile number provided by you under “Billing Address” and Order placed with Us. You can track your order online by the ID Tracking number sent to you by us on your Mobile/Email ID.

You may also log on to your account on the website or use the “Track my Order” link on the website to track your order.

6) Order-Splitting:

Sometimes we may not be in a position to deliver an order to a particular location due to the nature of the product, its availability or due to the service limitations of our courier and logistic partners. In such cases, you may receive the items (of a single order) at different points of time or through different courier partners. The status of all items within an order can be tracked online.

7) Delivery Locations:

We currently deliver orders to selected pin codes/areas across a city within Zambia only.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.

As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.