Terms & Conditions
Version date: 26 october 2018
1. About Palesoko
Palesoko is a marketplace that allows users to offer, sell and buy just about anything in a variety of pricing formats and locations. The actual contract for sale is directly between the seller and buyer. Palesoko is not a traditional auctioneer.
While we may provide pricing, shipping, listing, sourcing, and other guidance in our Services, such guidance is solely informational and you may decide to follow it or not. Also, while we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes through various programs, Palesoko has no control over and does not guarantee: the existence, quality, safety or legality of items advertised; the truth or accuracy of users' content or listings; the ability of sellers to sell items; the ability of buyers to pay for items; or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction or return an item.
2. Using Palesoko
In connection with using or accessing the Services you will not:
post, list or upload content or items in inappropriate categories or areas on our sites;
breach or circumvent any laws, third-party rights or our systems, policies, or determinations of your account status;
use our Services if you are not able to form legally binding contracts (for example, if you are under 18 years old), or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from using our sites, services, applications or tools;
fail to pay for items purchased by you, unless you have a valid reason as set out in an Palesoko policy, for example, the seller has materially changed the item's description after you bid, a clear typographical error is made, or you cannot contact the seller (see our Unpaid item policy);
fail to deliver items sold by you, unless you have a valid reason as set out in an Palesoko policy, for example, the buyer fails to comply with the posted terms in your listing or you cannot contact the buyer;
manipulate the price of any item or interfere with any other user's listings;
post false, inaccurate, misleading, deceptive, defamatory, or libelous content;
take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (see All about our Feedback policies);
transfer your Palesoko account (including Feedback) and user ID to another party without our consent;
distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm Palesoko or the interests or property of users;
use any robot, spider, scraper, data mining tools, data gathering and extraction tools, or other automated means to access our Services for any purpose, except with the prior express permission of Palesoko;
interfere with the working of our Services, or impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
export or re-export any Palesoko application or tool, except in compliance with the export control laws of any relevant jurisdictions and in accordance with posted rules and restrictions;
infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, publicity, moral, database, and/or other intellectual property rights (collectively, "Intellectual Property Rights") that belong to or are licensed to Palesoko. Some, but not all, actions that may constitute infringement are reproducing, performing, displaying, distributing, copying, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, or preparing derivative works from content that belongs to Palesoko or someone else;
infringe any Intellectual Property Rights that belong to third parties affected by your use of the Services or post content that does not belong to you;
commercialize any Palesoko application or any information or software associated with such application, except with the prior express permission of Palesoko;
harvest or otherwise collect information about users without their consent; or
circumvent any technical measures we use to provide the Services.
Sellers must meet Palesoko's minimum performance standards. Failure to meet these standards may result in Palesoko charging you additional fees, and/or limiting, restricting, suspending, or downgrading your seller account.
If we believe you are abusing Palesoko and/or our Services in any way, we may, in our sole discretion and without limiting other remedies, limit, suspend, or terminate your user account(s) and access to our Services, delay or remove hosted content, remove any special status associated with your account(s), remove, not display, and/or demote listings, reduce or eliminate any discounts, and take technical and/or legal steps to prevent you from using our Services.
If we believe you are violating the policy on Offers to buy or sell outside of Palesoko, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits on your buying and selling privileges, restrictions on listings and account features, suspension of your account, application of fees, and recovery of expenses for policy monitoring and enforcement. If you are a seller and you offer or reference your contact information or ask a buyer for their contact information in the context of buying or selling outside of Palesoko, you may be liable to pay a final value fee applicable to that item, even if the item does not sell.
We may cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time or modify or discontinue our Services. Additionally, we reserve the right to refuse or terminate all or part of our Services to anyone for any reason at our discretion.
3. Policy Enforcement
When a buyer or seller issue arises, we may consider the user's performance history and the specific circumstances in applying our policies. We may choose to be more lenient with policy enforcement in an effort to do the right thing for both buyers and sellers.
The fees we charge for using our Services are listed on our Standard selling fees page. We may change our seller fees from time to time by posting the changes on the Palesoko site 30 days in advance, but with no advance notice required for temporary promotions or any changes that result in the reduction of fees.
If you are a seller, you are liable for transaction fees arising out of all sales made using some or all Palesoko Services, even if sales terms are finalized or payment is made outside of Palesoko. In particular, if you offer or reference your contact information or ask a buyer for their contact information in the context of buying or selling outside of Palesoko, you may be liable to pay a final value fee applicable to that item, even if the item doesn't sell, given your usage of Palesoko Services for the introduction to a buyer.
You must have a payment method on file when selling through Palesoko Services and pay all fees and applicable taxes associated with our Services by the payment due date. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect amounts owed by charging other payment methods on file with us, retain collection agencies and legal counsel, and, for accounts over 60 days past due, request that PayPal deduct the amount owed from your PayPal account balance. In addition, you will be subject to late fees. Palesoko, or the collection agencies we retain, may also report information about your account to credit bureaus, and as a result, late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report.
Seller fees don't purchase exclusive rights to item exposure on Palesoko, whether on a web page, mobile app, or otherwise. We may, in our sole discretion and without consent from, or payment, fee reduction, or other credit to, sellers, display third-party advertisements (including links and references thereto) or other content in any part of our Services.
5. Listing Conditions
When listing an item, you agree to comply with Palesoko's Listing policies and Selling practices policy and that:
You are responsible for the accuracy and content of the listing and item offered
Your listing may not be immediately searchable by keyword or category for several hours (or up to 24 hours in some circumstances). Palesoko can't guarantee exact listing durations
When you use the consumer seller listing tool to create listings, your fixed-price listings may renew automatically every 30 days, based on the listing terms at that time, until the quantities sell out or until you cancel the listing
Content that violates any of Palesoko's policies may be modified, obfuscated or deleted at Palesoko's discretion
We may revise product data associated with listings to supplement, remove, or correct information
We strive to create a marketplace where buyers find what they are looking for. Therefore, the appearance or placement of listings in search and browse results will depend on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to:
buyer's location, search query, browsing site, and history;
item's location, listing format, price and shipping cost, terms of service, end time, history, and relevance to the user query;
seller's history, including listing practices, Detailed Seller Ratings, Palesoko policy compliance, Feedback, and defect rate; and
number of listings matching the buyer's query
To drive a positive user experience, a listing may not appear in some search and browse results regardless of the sort order chosen by the buyer
Some advanced listing upgrades will only be visible on certain Services
Palesoko's Duplicate listings Policy may also affect whether your listing appears in search results
Metatags and URL links that are included in a listing may be removed or altered so as to not affect third-party search engine results
We may provide you with optional recommendations to consider when creating your listings. Such recommendations may be based on the aggregated sales and performance history of similar sold and current listings; results will vary for individual listings. To drive the recommendations experience, you agree that we may display the sales and performance history of your individual listings to those of other sellers
6. Purchase Conditions
When buying an item, you agree to the Rules and policies for buyers and that:
You are responsible for reading the full item listing before making a bid or commitment to buy
You enter into a legally binding contract to purchase an item when you commit to buy an item, your offer for an item is accepted, or if you have the winning bid (or your bid is otherwise accepted)
For motor vehicles and real estate, a bid or offer initiates a non-binding transaction representing a buyer's serious expression of interest in buying the seller's item and does not create a formal contract between the buyer and the seller
We do not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer
Utah Code Annotated § 70A-2-401(2) and Uniform Commercial Code § 2-401(2) apply to the transfer of ownership between the buyer and the seller, unless the buyer and the seller agree otherwise
7. International Buying and Selling; Translation
Many of our Services are accessible to international sellers and buyers. We may offer certain programs, tools, and site experiences of particular interest to international sellers and buyers, such as estimated local currency conversion and international shipping calculation tools. Sellers and buyers are responsible for complying with all laws and regulations applicable to the international sale, purchase, and shipment of items. If you purchase an item on an Palesoko site other than Palesoko.com, you are subject to the User Agreement of that other Palesoko site with respect to that particular purchase.
You may list your items directly on one or more of Palesoko's international sites. Additionally, you may direct us to display your listing on Palesoko sites other than the original Palesoko listing site, including where you choose to list an item with an international shipping option (such as worldwide shipping or the Global Shipping Program); the appearance of your listings on these sites is not guaranteed. When you sell your items internationally, you agree to be subject to that other site's User Agreement, policies, and our Palesoko Money Back Guarantee. You may adjust your account settings within My Palesoko to indicate your preferences on international shipping by excluding international shipping and applying an exclusion list to the applicable countries.
You authorize us to use automated tools to translate your Palesoko content and member-to-member communications, in whole or in part, into local languages where such translation solutions are available. We may provide you with tools which will enable you to translate content at your request. The accuracy and availability of any translation are not guaranteed.
When providing content using the Services (directly or indirectly), you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all Intellectual Property Rights (as defined above) you have in that content in connection with our provision, expansion, and promotion of the Services, in any media known now or developed in the future. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your right to enforce against Palesoko, our assignees, our sublicensees, and their assignees your Intellectual Property Rights in that content in connection with our, those assignees', and those sublicensees' use of that content in connection with our provision, expansion, and promotion of the Services.
You represent and warrant that, for all such content you provide, you own or otherwise control all necessary rights to do so and to meet your obligations under this User Agreement. You represent and warrant that such content is accurate. You represent and warrant that use of any such content (including derivative works) by us, our users, or others in contract with us, and in compliance with this User Agreement, does not and will not infringe any Intellectual Property Rights of any third party. Palesoko takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content provided by you or any third party.
We offer product data (including images, descriptions and specifications) that are provided by third parties (including Palesoko users). You may use that content solely in your Palesoko listings. Palesoko may modify or revoke that permission at any time in our sole discretion. The product data includes copyrighted, trademarked and other proprietary materials. You agree not to remove any copyright, proprietary, or identification markings in the product data and not to create any derivative works based on that data (other than by including the data in your listings).
We try to offer reliable product data, but cannot promise that the content provided through the Services will always be available, accurate, complete, and up-to-date. You agree that Palesoko is not responsible for examining or warranting the listings or content provided by third parties through the Services, and that you will not attempt to hold us or our data providers liable for inaccuracies. As a seller, you agree to ensure that content directly associated with your listings is accurate.
The name "Palesoko" and other Palesoko marks, logos, designs, and phrases that we use in connection with our Services are trademarks, service marks, or trade dress of Palesoko in KENYA. and other countries. They may not be used without the express written prior permission of Palesoko.