GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Terms and Conditions prescribed for regulation of Online Credit / Debit Card

Payment facilities by Erode Corporation.

1. Definitions:

1.1 "Tax Payer" means any person who desires to pay his or her tax according to his or her assessment using the online payment facility to the Merchant (Erode Corporation) over the Payment Gateway.
1.2 "Merchant" means any person who owns or manages or operates the Merchant Establishment through a physical establishment.
1.3 "Service" means, providing online payment facilities to Tax Payers, who agree to the terms and condition set forth in this document. Standard of Service means, Service with reasonable care and skill. Service Hours: 24 Hrs a day.
2. These Terms form the contract between the Tax Payer and Erode Corporation for the Service offered.
3. The Payment Gateway Providers shall validate the Credit / Debit Card details provided by the Tax Payer during the course of a transaction.
4. This Service shall be provided at the discretion of Erode Corporation which reserves the right to add, revise, suspend in whole or in part any of the services provided by it, without any notice and it shall be binding on the Tax Payer. By using the Service, the Tax Payer shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
5. The Tax Payer is aware that in case of Online payment over the Payment Gateway, the Tax Payer will not sign the charge-slips at the time of making the payment though the Payment Gateway. Accordingly, the Tax Payer accepts that, in the event of any dispute regarding the authenticity or validity of such a payment, for any reason whatsoever, the Tax Payer shall be liable to pay the outstanding amount payable. Erode Corporation shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for the same.
6. Erode Corporation has no obligation to verify the authenticity of any payment made from the Tax Payer's Password.
7. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION : The provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Indian law. All disputes, if any, arising out of or in connection with, or as a result of this Terms and Conditions or otherwise relating hereto, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts/tribunals in Erode only.
8. SEVERABILITY : If any one or more of the terms and conditions mentioned here are for any reason held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining terms and conditions will be unimpaired and will remain in force and effect.
9. PRIVACY POLICY :
9.1 In the process of using this Website and / or executing any Instruction/ Transaction on behalf of the Tax Payer, Erode Corporation may be privacy to information relating to the Tax Payer, including information that is of a confidential nature. Erode Corporation is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its Tax Payers and has taken steps to protect the information furnished to it. Erode Corporation has taken all necessary measures to protect the confidentiality of the information and its transmission under the online payment Facility.
9.2 Erode Corporation undertakes not to disclose the information provided by the Tax Payer to any person, unless acting under good faith that such action is necessary to:
- Confirm to legal requirements or comply with legal process.
- Protect and defend Erode Corporation's rights or property.
- Enforce this terms and conditions.
- Act to protect the interests of Tax Payers.

9.3 The Tax Payer authorizes Erode Corporation to exchange, share, part with all information related to the details and transaction history of the Tax Payer to its Affiliates, banks / financial institutions / credit bureaus / agencies as may be required by law or customary practice and shall not hold Erode Corporation liable for use or disclosure of this information.
10. AMENDMENTS : Erode Corporation reserves the right to add, amend, revise, suspend or cancel in whole or in part any of the online payment Facility available through the Website, and will make best efforts to provide appropriate notice to the Tax Payer. Any addition, suspension, revision, amendment, cancellation or suspension of the terms as notified on the Website may be made by Erode Corporation, by causing a notice of the same to be posted on the Website and the Tax Payer shall be deemed to have accepted the same in the event of its executing any transaction through the Website after the addition, suspension, revision, amendment, cancellation or suspension has been notified. Erode Corporation may introduce new services in relation to the Website from time to time. The existence and availability of the new online payment Facility will be notified on the Website, as and when they become available.
11. NO WAIVER OF RIGHTS : A failure or delay in exercising any right, power or privilege in respect of these Terms and Conditions will not be presumed to operate as a waiver, and a single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege will not be presumed to preclude any subsequent or further exercise, of that right, power or privilege or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege.
12. DISCLAIMER : Tax Payer shall not hold Erode City Municipal Corporation, responsible for any kind of incorrect details furnished by the him or her during online payment made.
13. RIGHTS GRANTED : The Tax Payer hereby acknowledges and agrees that any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Erode Corporation.
14. CHARGES : Tax Payers using this service for making online payments to Erode Corporation for their current services, will be charged 1.00% + Service Tax as applicable for Credit Cards 0.75% + Service Tax as applicable (below Rs. 2000/-) for Debit Cards 1.00% + Service Tax as applicable (Rs. 2000/- and above) for Debit Cards Rs.8.00 + Service Tax as applicable per transaction on Net Banking (f.y.i 12.36% Service Tax)
15. RE-FUND : If the Tax Payer has made any excess payment, which involves online payment transaction and also by cash for an assessment, the additional payment made against that particular assessment would be adjusted in their future tax to be paid.
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