Terms and Conditions

 

ANNEXURE 1

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR APPOINTMENT AS REFERRAL PARTNER

HDFC Securities Limited (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Company’) shall appointment the Referral Partner on contractual basis and that such appointment shall not be construed as employment with the Company nor the Referral partner can claim himself as “employee” of the Company. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees to abide by the Company’s code of conduct in force from time to time and shall not conduct himself/herself in any manner, which could conflict with that interest of the Company.

The terms and conditions which shall govern the provision of the referral and distribution services is as mentioned below:

 

SCOPE OF SERVICES

  1. In the event that any person is desirous of trading/investing in securities market in equity and/or their derivatives segments, the REFERRAL PARTNER shall refer such persons to the Company, in a form and manner as required by the Company.

  1. The Company, in its capacity as a Distributor, is also providing distribution services to various Asset Management Companies (AMCs), Banks, Companies and Financial companies (hereinafter referred to as the Principal) and is duly authorized to appoint sub-distributors on a non-exclusive basis for facilitating the services of distribution of mutual funds, Fixed deposits, Loans and other investment products as maybe approved by the Company.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER is desirous to act as a sub-distributor to the Company, the Distributor.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER, shall act through all its various branches in India to perform the services agreed hereto and any further similar services as may be mutually agreed between the Parties from time to time and the REFERRAL PARTNER hereby accepts such appointment on the terms set out hereinafter.

 

OBLIGATIONS OF THE REFERRAL PARTNER

  1. REFERRAL PARTNER undertakes and agrees to inform the Company in case REFERRAL PARTNER during the tenure of contract with the Company registers or makes an application for registration with SEBI as Investment Adviser at any time in future.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER undertakes to provide details of all such referrals made and distribution business conducted, in a form and manner as may be determined by the Company, to the Company with such periodicity (daily / weekly / fortnightly / monthly / semi-annually / annually) as may be required by the Company

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER acknowledges the discretionary right of the Client to continue Client relationship through the Company at his discretion. Discontinuance of a contract, if any, between the REFERRAL PARTNER and its Client will not have any effect to the contract entered into between the Company and the said Client.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER represents and warrants that the REFERRAL PARTNER has the necessary certifications as required by the regulators including but not limited to AMFI certification and has AMFI certified personals to canvass/ distribute the Mutual Fund units in terms of regulatory requirements of SEBI /AMFI.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees to abide and follow Regulations/ Rules/ Guidelines/ Circulars of SEBI and all the applicable regulatory requirements specified by AMFI; as may be notified from time to time.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees to assist the Company in complying with provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 as may be mutually agreed between the Parties.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees to give the required declaration in the form of self-certification to the Company/AMFI in the format as required by the Company/ AMFI from time to time.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees that it is not authorized to receive money in cash or otherwise on behalf of the Company and issue any receipt thereof. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees to advise the applicant to lodge their application with the Company or its branch or collection center and an authorized agent of the Company for receipt of the application money and to issue official receipt thereof.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER understands that the REFERRAL PARTNER is solely responsible to ensure that any application received from the Client is submitted to the Company in a timely manner. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees that any losses arising to the Company/ Client due to delay in submitting the application shall be indemnified by the REFERRAL PARTNER to the Company. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees to hold the Company harmless against any such losses.

  1. Should the Client approach the REFERRAL PARTNER for any queries regarding the Company, the REFERRAL PARTNER agrees to forward the same to the Company.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees to conduct himself with propriety and decorum all times and in the manner which is not prejudicial to the interest of Company.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees not to make any statement, representation or claim nor give any warranties to any person in respect of the business of the Company save as may be specifically authorised in writing by the Company.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees neither to use nor display the name, logo or mark of the Company (or any logo or mark similar thereto) in any manner, unless in the specified agreed manner.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees that the Company shall at all times during the tenure of this Arrangement, be entitled to audit, monitor and assess the performance of the REFERRAL PARTNER.

  2. The REFERRAL PARTNER or any third party/entity (including a blogger/ person whether having his/her own channel or not) if shared any content which provides information about Member’s business, products/services/Brokerage plans etc or undertaking brand promotion or influencing the investment/sale decisions of any investors, shall be treated as Advertisement and shall require prior approval of the Exchange/Trading Member before publishing the same. Rs. 50,000/- penalty shall be levied to the REFERRAL PARTNER in case of the violation of the Rules / Regulations/ Guidelines/ Circulars of Trading member / Exchange / SEBI.

CONSIDERATION

  1. The Company shall pay to the REFERRAL PARTNER, fees for acting as a sub distributor to facilitate distribution of securities and/or investment products as may be mutually agreed from time to time between the Parties.

  1. The Company may pay a trail commission to the REFERRAL PARTNER to be calculated on such basis as may be indicated by Company to the REFERRAL PARTNER from time to time.

  1. The Company may at its sole discretion decide not to pay such trail commission to the REFERRAL PARTNER with respect to any particular client(s).

  1. The commission/fees payable to the REFERRAL PARTNER will be governed by the norms specified by SEBI/ relevant regulator, if any, from time to time for the sub distribution business facilitated by the REFERRAL PARTNER.

  1. The rates of referral fees/ commission are subject to revision by the Company from time to time and the REFERRAL PARTNER shall be bound by the said revisions.

  1. In the event any discrepancies / excess payment or over charging on account of incorrect billing raised by the REFERRAL PARTNER is found, then the REFERRAL PARTNER shall reimburse the Company for all such amounts excess charged to the Company.

  1. All payments to be made by Company under the terms of this Arrangement shall be subject to the deduction of all applicable Taxes.

  1. REFERRAL PARTNER shall not be eligible for referral fees/ commission on self-proprietary trading.

 

ASSIGNMENT AND SUB-CONTRACTION

The REFERRAL PARTNER shall itself perform its obligation under this Arrangement and shall not assign, transfer or sub-contract any of its rights and obligation under this Arrangement. However, the Company shall be entitled to assign/transfer its rights and benefits under this Arrangement to any person without requiring the consent of the REFERRAL PARTNER.

 

NO WARRANTIES WITHOUTAUTHORITY

The REFERRAL PARTNER agrees not make any representations concerning schemes/ products of the Company except those contained in the printed information issued by the Company as information supplemental to such documents.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

  1. All details, documents, data applications, software, systems, papers, statements, business/customer information and Company's practices and trade secrets (hereinafter referred to as "Confidential Information") which may be communicated to the REFERRAL PARTNER and / or its employees shall be treated as absolutely confidential and the REFERRAL PARTNER irrevocably agrees and undertakes that the REFERRAL PARTNER and all its employees shall keep the same secret and confidential and not disclose the same, in whole or in part to any person without the prior written permission of Company nor shall use or allow to be used any information than as may be necessary for the due performance of the obligation of the REFERRAL PARTNER hereunder.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER shall take all necessary actions to protect the Confidential Information against misuse, loss, destruction, deletion and/or alteration.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER shall not misuse or permit misuse directly or indirectly, nor commercially exploit the confidential information for economic or other benefit.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER shall not make or retain any copies or record of any Confidential Information provided by the Company other than as may be required for the performance of the REFERRAL PARTNER obligation under this Arrangement.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER shall notify the Company promptly of any unauthorised or improper use or disclosure of the Confidential Information.

  1. The REFERRAL PARTNER shall return all the Confidential Information belonging to the Company which is in the custody of the REFERRAL PARTNER at the termination of this Arrangement.

 

 

TERMINATION:

  1. REFERRAL PARTNER agrees during the tenure of this agreement not to make application for registration under SEBI Investment Adviser Regulations, 2013 in the same entity name directly or indirectly and undertakes to keep clear segregation and separate books of accounts for such business. The Company reserves the right to terminate the agreement, on violation of the said terms or the modifications thereof, if any, without any further notice to REFERRAL PARTENER.

  1. The Company shall be entitled to terminate the Arrangement forthwith and at any time and without giving any notice or payment in lieu of notice in the conditions , if any, instance of moral turpitude, dishonesty, fraud, forgery, and unbecoming conduct on the part of REFERRAL PARTNER is identified or becomes known.

  1. The Company shall be entitled to terminate the Arrangement forthwith and at any time and without giving any notice or payment in lieu of notice in the conditions, in the event the REFERRAL PARTNER being declared insolvent by competent authority or court

  1. In the event of this Arrangement being terminated as aforesaid, all of the obligations and undertaking of each Party, save and except any accrued and unpaid obligations of such Party, shall terminate forthwith on such date of termination, provided that in relation to such unfulfilled payment obligation of a Party, the Arrangement shall continue till such payment obligation has been fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Party entitled to such payment thereof.

  1. In case of termination of the Arrangement by the Company, any commission for the relevant previous month is liable to be forfeited by the Company at its sole discretion.

  1. The termination of this Arrangement by either Party for any reason whatsoever shall not in any manner affect the status of any client already registered on the Company either before, or pursuant to, the execution of this Arrangement.

  1. In addition to the above, the Company may immediately terminate the Sub-distribution ship of the REFERRAL PARTNER, if any of the following is observed:

In the event REFERRAL PARTNER is found violating any of the SEBI rules and regulations for intermediaries as amended by SEBI from time to time and also any of the AMFI guidelines and norms for intermediaries (AGNI) including code of conduct and any rules and regulations that may be framed or amended by AMFI from time to time and his/her registration is cancelled by AMFI, his/her registration as an REFERRAL PARTNER will be liable for termination.

  1. If any of the directions and instructions as specified herein or may be, from time to time, issued by the Company are not compiled by the REFERRAL PARTNER

ASSOCIATE - DO’S AND DON’TS

DO’S

  1. Maintain high standards of integrity, promptitude and fairness in the conduct of your activities and act with due skill, care and diligence at all times.

  1. Update your contact details and other details in the records of the Company immediately whenever there is a change thereof.

  1. Ensure that you are updated with all the latest requirements pertaining to the products distributed by you. Obtain necessary information from your Relationship Manager/s.

  1. Provide true and adequate information to the applicants without any misleading or exaggerated claims.

  1. Read all the instructions given on the Application form carefully and guide the applicant to complete the form and ensure that the applicants' interest is protected.

  1. Advise the client to read the entire Application form for proper understanding.

  1. Ensure that the applicant fills up the Application form completely as per the format given.

  1. Obtain all necessary documents from the applicant as per the directions mentioned on the Application form.

  1. Disclose full, latest and all material information to the applicant including about the charges applicable on the service offered.

  1. Resolve the queries of the applicants in a fair and expeditious manner. If you have any queries, please contact your Relationship Manager for guidance.

  1. Provide signed acknowledgment on receipt of cheque/ DD from the applicant.

 

Don'ts

  1. Do not solicit / obtain applications in fictitious/ benami name/s or on an anonymous basis.

  1. Do not accept copies of KYC documents that appear to be forged or that are not clear.

  1. Do not indulge in malpractices to earn higher commission or faulty/unethical business practices.

  1. Do not use unethical means to market or induce any applicant to avail the products.

  1. Do not accept cheques from clients otherwise than towards the investment amount.

  1. Do not accept cash or blank cheques from applicants.

  1. Do not make false promises to the applicants and do not assure / guarantee returns on investment to the applicant.

  1. Do not obtain unwanted extra signatures of the applicants on the form.

  1. Do not inward forms that are not complete in all respects or use unethical means to rectify rejections in the application forms.

  1. Maintain highest confidentiality of client details. Do not disclose, share or discuss with any other person or make improper use of the details and documents / report of any client. Any misconduct observed in this regard will be strictly actioned upon

  1. Do not access the records and assets of the Company unless as permitted.

  1. Do not issue any advertisement for business promotion without written permission of the Company.

  1. Do not give any financial advice to the client which is contrary to or outside the scope of the product report.


I/ We have read the Do's and Don'ts above, understood and agree to abide by them at all times. I/ We am aware that failure to follow the Do's and Don'ts will attract disciplinary action including any possible criminal proceeding against me/ us.

 

HDFC Securities Ltd

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR AVAILING IPO NODE FACILITY BY REFERRAL PARTNER THROUGH HDFC SECURITIES LIMITED (the Company)

  1. Referral Partner shall bid the forms received from the customers in node facility provided by the Company on the terms and conditions as may be amended from time to time

  1. Referral Partner shall submit the bided forms in node facility and in case of any and/or all the queries shall be handled by Referral Partner at its own cost and expense.

  1. It shall be the responsibility of Referral Partner to submit forms with proper Document Submission Receipt (DSR) as per format provided by the Company where bank wise form count shall be correctly mentioned. There will be cut off time for form acceptance for banking. Common cut off time for local and outstation forms. Referral Partner forms of which bidding is done through node, are submitted to HUB office only for banking T+4 day morning till 9:00am. Form verification, segregation, count nothing can be checked by HUB team or vendor.

  1. All forms bided in node facility and subsequently submitted to the Company Hub for banking are subject to acceptance by respective banks. In case of non-acceptance of forms by the respective banks, the Company shall not be held liable under any circumstances whatsoever.

  1. Delay in submission of forms by Referral Partner may lead to non-banking.

  1. Banking acknowledgement is not guaranteed on slip or on annexure.

  1. In case of any query related to non-allotment, the Company will not able to reply for such queries. Reason of non-allotment could be incorrect bank, non-banking, packet lost, non-blocking of funds by bank, delay in form submission, non acceptance of forms by bank etc.

  1. Post banking if the Company gets any queries, from banking related to any forms, it will be difficult for the Company to identify these forms pertains to HUB process or Referral Partner. Further, resolution of such queries in limited time would not be possible. It is the sole responsibility of the Referral Partner to resolve such queries at it own cost.

  1. In case of any dispute and/or differences relating to the application forms, shall be submitted to the Company before Allotment date.

  1. No compensation will be paid for these forms under any circumstances whatsoever. In case of any liability arise to the Company for such forms then the same will be recovered from Referral Partner commission.

  1. Commission related queries, if any shall be submitted to the Company within one month of the commission paid date.

Please note that all disputes or differences relating to the node facility shall be reviewed on best effort basis by the Company and on production of proper documents and any such documents as notified by the Company from time to time.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR AVAILING IPO HUB FACILITY BY REFERRAL PARTNER THROUGH HDFC SECURITIES LIMITED (the Company)

  1. All forms applied by the customers shall be submitted to HUB for end to end processing with proper Document Submission Receipt (DSR) as per format provided by the Company 

  1. All forms shall be submitted by Referral Partner to HUB before the cut-off time as communicated by the Company from time to time.

  1. As Referral Partner is aware that the Company’s HUB Offices are not official IPO bidding center and there is limited processing capacity due to the same the Company shall accept IPO forms only upto 2nd day of IPO upto 6:00 p.m. which is last cut off time for form acceptance. No forms will be accepted and/or processed after the above timelines, unless specified by the Company from time to time. Referral Partner shall strictly adhere with the said timelines at all times.

  1. Referral Partner shall provide expected IPO form count for each issue before the start of IPO to the Company. Referral Partner shall only submit IPO forms upto count he has provided.

  1. IPO Application forms should be submitted by Referral Partner with IPO acknowledgement slip attached to the form. It shall be sole discretion of the Company to accept the forms without IPO acknowledgement slip. All forms submitted by Referral Partner without IPO acknowledgement slips shall by processed by the Company on best effort basis. the Company does not accept any liability arising out the same.

  1. IPO forms with Retail category 1 Lot bid, Retail category more than 1 lot and HNI category forms shall be segregated by the Referral Partner at the time of submission.

  1. Forms shall be submitted with proper Document Submission Receipt (DSR) as per attached format where bank wise form count shall be correctly mentioned. All forms submitted by Referral Partner without DSR shall by verified/processed by the Company on best effort basis. the Company shall not be responsible for any rejection and/or non-allotment under any circumstances whatsoever.

  1. Offline IPO forms received will be categorized in one of the below 3 categories and will be stamped accordingly as given below:

Category A stamp: Forms submitted till 2nd day of IPO upto 6:00 p.m. with proper Document Submission Receipt (DSR) will be considered as form received within cut off time.

Category B stamp: Outstation forms submitted till 2nd day of IPO upto 7:00 p.m. with proper Document Submission Receipt (DSR) will be considered as received within cut off time provided;

Person carrying IPO form has communicated to HUB designated official about IPO form count he is carrying, start time and expected arrival time to HUB office.

In case of delay in submission of forms to HUB office due to any foreseen or unforeseen reasons, such forms will not be considered under category B. However channel manager can submit such forms under category C as mentioned below.

Category C stamp: Forms submitted after cut off time as mentioned above for local forms (A category) and outstation forms (B category), and submitted with proper Document Submission Receipt (DSR) will be considered as submitted under Category C. These forms will be processed on best efforts basis after process completed of forms received under category A & B and no compensation will be paid for these forms in case of any process error or otherwise for non-bidding, bidding, banking or any other. These forms will be stamped as under:

LATE RECEIVED AFTER the Company CUT OFF TIME AT CUSTOMER RISK - The Company has accepted form to be processed on best effort basis and does not bear any responsibility/liability in case of non-allotment due to any errors or omissions on bidding and form processing”.

In case forms are received by HUB team, under these category Channel Manager shall submit the forms after getting confirmation from respective applicant and if he does not agree then he shall not submit the form for processing to the Company.

Since HUB team has limited time for form acceptance and stamping of IPO forms and in case stamp text is not clear or visible enough, Referral Partner shall ask to re-stamp the form then and there. The text mentioned above is for reference of Referral Partner and for him to communicate the same to his/her customer.

Referral Partner shall collect proper acknowledgment stamp on IPO form slip as mentioned below before leaving HUB office. If he does not agree with such stamp (specifically for C category) at the time of form submission then, he shall not submit IPO forms to HUB for processing. Referral Partner shall submit form under C category only after confirmation from respective applicant.

  1. All forms submitted by Referral Partner after the cut-off time, the Company shall not be responsible for verification, segregation, count and shall be processed/verified on best effort basis. In case of any rejection or non-allotment, the Company shall not be responsible for such rejection or non-allotment.

  1. Referral Partner shall communicate about the process, risk associated with form submitted at various time and nature of acknowledgement stamp, obligation of the Company to customer in detail.

  1. In case of any dispute, the customer and / or Referral Partner shall produce IPO acknowledgment slips, without which the Company shall not review any such issues. Referral Partner shall communicate the same to his/her customers as well.

  1. Referral Partner shall note that in case of any compensation payable to customer/applicant, the same will be paid on proportionate basis of IPO over subscription in retail category for IPO allotment price v/s. listing day closing price.

  1. Any dispute related to Offline IPO forms shall be submitted before Allotment date.

  1. In case of any compensation payable to the Referral Partner customer/applicant for Category C form for any reason or for non-adherence to above mentioned process, then such amount will be recovered from commission or any other amount payable to Referral Partner.

  1. In case of any claims, actions, damages, proceedings, investigations, liabilities or judgments, costs, charges, and expenses, it shall be the sole discretion of the Company to forfeit/recover the compensation / loss from the commission of Referral Partner.

  1. In case of any dispute and/or differences relating to the application forms, shall be submitted to the Company before allotment date.

  1. Commission related queries shall be submitted to the Company within one month of the commission paid date.

Please note that all disputes or differences relating to the above facility shall be reviewed on best effort basis by the Company and on production of proper documents including IPO acknowledgement slips and any such documents as notified by the Company from time to time

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