1.1. Dubizzle Lebanon SARL, Beirut CR 1022902, incorporated and existing under the laws of Lebanon, having its principal place of business at the Beirut Digital District, Beirut, Lebanon (“Dubizzle Lebanon”, “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”) operates an electronic trading vehicle auction platform, through the website located at https://www.dubizzle.com.lb/ (the “Platform”). The Company provides a collection of online resources including the facilitation of the sale of automotive vehicles (the “Vehicles”) of various types at auction to the highest bidding purchaser through the Platform (the “Services”).
1.2. By using our Services, you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted these Terms and Conditions (the "Terms") and you agree to comply with them. Please note that these Terms must be read in conjunction with any other agreement you enter into with the Company with respect to the matter hereof.
1.3. By retaining and using our Services, you warrant that you are eligible to contract and authorize us to sell the Vehicle (as described in each relevant Contact Form and Inspection Report) under applicable laws in Lebanon.
2.1. You can avail our Services by entering your contact information and the details of your Vehicle in the contact form available on (a) the classified ads website owned and operated by us located at www.dubizzle.com.lb and its related mobile application )the “Website”) and/or (b) the car experts services website owned and operated by us located at www.dubizzle.com.lb and/or by contacting us though social media lead forms or directly by phone or email to share the same (the “Contact Form”). Based on the information you provide, we will contact you to book an appointment for the physical inspection of your Vehicle.
2.2. The inspection shall be conducted by us and/or our authorized vehicle inspection agents. The inspection is an overall inspection of your Vehicle based on our standard inspection checklist (verification checklist and/or inspection report) (the “Inspection Report”). You authorize us to inspect and capture images and other specifications of your Vehicle in order to verify its condition. You authorize us to share the Inspection Report, the Vehicle images and specifications with authorized car dealers that have entered into an agreement with us to participate in the Platform auctions (the “Enrolled Dealers”) as well as publish the same on the Platform to allow for the auction to take place and the Enrolled Dealers to bid on the Vehicle.
2.3. You are liable to review the Inspection Report thoroughly before proceeding to the sale or purchase of the Vehicle (meaning the automotive vehicle described in the Inspection Report).
Any decision to publish the report for the Vehicle sale or to purchase the Vehicle on such basis remains your sole decision without any liability on Dubizzle Lebanon.
The Inspection Report shall be provided following a visual and external inspection and odometer reading (odo) on ‘as is’ basis on the date of the Inspection Report. Facts and report data may vary and/or if the odometer reading varies after this date.
While all reasonable care is taken during the Vehicle inspection and reporting, we are not responsible for any failure to identify defects not present or apparent at the time of the inspection. We make no representations with respect to any changes to the inspected Vehicle that occur after the issuance of the Inspection Report.
The inspection and related report do not guarantee the sale of the Vehicle, or the Vehicle itself and do not constitute a warranty against future Vehicle defects.
The inspection covers the items listed in the Inspection Report only.
No dismantling, removal or inspection of any Vehicle part shall be undertaken.
Minor Vehicle body repairs of a cosmetic nature, which have been repaired to a satisfactory standard, will not be commented upon.
The accuracy of the odometer reading cannot be verified.
No representation or warranties, express or implied, are made regarding the Vehicle’s condition including, inter alia, odometer reading, hybrid battery health, paint, design, or ownership and registration, payment of applicable taxes, origin, value, compliance with any manufacturer specifications, operation, mechanical condition or safety of any vehicle inspected or any of its component parts.
If for any reason the inspector is unable to inspect the Vehicle underbody, an explanation will be given in the Inspection Report.
In the event of any objection to the inspection and/or report, we reserve the right to re-examine the Vehicle prior to modifying the Inspection Report, at our sole discretion.
We disclaim responsibility for any damage that might occur or appear during the inspection of the Vehicle or its test drive.
All rights to the Inspection Report, including intellectual property, shall remain with us. The Inspection Report may not be used, reproduced, published or communicated without our authorization.
You acknowledge and agree that in the event you advertise the sale of your Vehicle on www.dubizzle.com.lb, Dubizzle Lebanon will remove the relevant ad until the auction for the sale of the Vehicle ends and will reactivate the relevant ad in case the sale is not concluded through the auction.
You agree that you irrevocably release and discharge Dubizzle Lebanon from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, and actions, of whatever nature (including third party claims), now existing or arising in the future, based on, arising out of, or in connection with the inspection, report and/or ensuing Vehicle sale or lack thereof.
2.4. You authorize us to verify the legalities of the documentation pertaining to your Vehicle (including but not limited to vehicle registration, bank loans, etc.) from all concerned private and government authorities. You grant us the right to make available details of your Vehicle to any third party in connection with the transactions contemplated under the Services.
2.5. You acknowledge and agree that you will not have access to the Platform which is reserved for Dubizzle Lebanon and the Enrolled Dealers. You acknowledge and agree to appoint Dubizzle Lebanon to act as your agent, dispose of and sell the Vehicle with the right to collect the sale proceed as well as our Service Fee from the Enrolled Dealer and, upon collecting the sale proceed and completing the Vehicle sale, give the Enrolled Dealer a receipt and release statement with this respect. You shall refrain from any communication or dealing with the Enrolled Dealers- all contacts and contracts with the Enrolled Dealers shall be made through Dubizzle Lebanon.
2.6. You acknowledge and understand that we do not guarantee the sale or purchase of your Vehicle.
2.7. You acknowledge and understand that in order to reach the price at which the Vehicle shall be sold to and purchased by an Enrolled Dealer (the “Sale Price”) we will require you to share your asking price. The Enrolled Dealers will then make offering bids on the Vehicle listed on the Platform. We will support you and the highest bidder Enrolled Dealer in reaching the final Sale Price. The highest bidder will be designated and granted the right to purchase the Vehicle. You may agree or refuse to sell your Vehicle at the Sale Price.
2.2. You acknowledge that in case of agreement on the sale of your Vehicle, you will be required to execute further documents and agree to cooperate in good faith with our internal as well as legal requirements. The documents to be executed include but are not limited to a sale statement, notarized power of attorney and a payment receipt acknowledgement benefiting Dubizzle Lebanon. You understand that the Vehicle sale cannot be completed otherwise.
2.3. Dubizzle Lebanon reserves the right to void, reject or cancel any bid offer on any Vehicle for any reason at its sole and absolute discretion. Dubizzle Lebanon has no obligation to accept the highest bid offer made for any Vehicle.
2.4. You authorize the Enrolled Dealer submitting the highest bid or accepted bid offer as decided by Dubizzle Lebanon, to perform an additional inspection of the Vehicle within 48h of the auction conclusion before concluding the purchase. In case the inspection performed by the Enrolled Dealer does not correspond to the findings in the Inspection Report, the Enrolled Dealer may refuse to complete the purchase within 48h of the auction conclusion without incurring any liability whatsoever.
2.5. Should a dispute arise in relation to a bid offer, Dubizzle Lebanon is solely entitled to resolve the dispute (subject to Article 7 of these Terms).
2.6. You acknowledge that Dubizzle Lebanon shall not be a party to the Vehicle sale and purchase contract which shall be deemed concluded exclusively between you and the Enrolled Dealer. Dubizzle Lebanon shall not be liable for any contract entered into between you and the Enrolled Dealer in respect of any Vehicle.
A bid offer made by the Enrolled Dealer represents an offer to sell i.e., non-binding offer, for you to sell the Vehicle, at the price offered by the Enrolled Dealer and does not create a formal contract between the Enrolled Dealer and Dubizzle Lebanon and/or you.
The Enrolled Dealer shall enter into a legally binding obligation to purchase the Vehicle when you will accept the bid offer noting that the relation remains exclusively between you and the Enrolled Dealers for the Vehicle purchase.
2.7. You acknowledge that the Enrolled Dealer shall collect the Vehicle and settle the price as indicated by the Company as well as the Dubizzle Lebanon Service Fee (fee for the Service provided by Dubizzle Lebanon) within 48 hours of the completion of a bid offer and acceptance thereof.
No Vehicle shall be delivered to any Enrolled Dealer unless the Sale Price due to you and the Service Fee due to us are paid in full by the Enrolled Dealer.
If the Enrolled Dealer fails to make the payment within the allotted timeframe and in the manner indicated, you and Dubizzle Lebanon shall be released from the obligation to arrange the sale of and sell the Vehicle to the Enrolled Dealer as may be applicable. Dubizzle Lebanon may advertise the Vehicle on the Platform again.
The Vehicle remains your property and you may sell it to a third party up until Dubizzle Lebanon receives full payment for the Sale Price and Service Fee from the Enrolled Dealer.
2.8. You agree that we will remit the Sale Price to you upon the conclusion of the Vehicle sale and receipt of the full payment of the Sale Price and Service Fee from the Enrolled Dealer.
2.9. You acknowledge that the Enrolled Dealer may not be the final purchaser or owner of the Vehicle. Notwithstanding, upon the purchase of the Vehicle, the Enrolled Dealer shall become liable for all related risks and shall release and indemnify Dubizzle Lebanon and you of any related claim, right or compensation.
2.10. You acknowledge that the Vehicle documentation (including but not limited to ownership, relevant power of attorney, etc.) shall remain with Dubizzle Lebanon until the Enrolled Dealer determines the final purchaser and that Dubizzle Lebanon processes the final sale requirements to transfer the Vehicle ownership. The Enrolled Dealer shall remain liable for any applicable governmental fees and taxes notably for mechanical inspection as of the date of the purchase.
2.11. You acknowledge that the Vehicle is not exclusively reserved to the auction or the Enrolled Dealers. Dubizzle Lebanon may at any time arrange to sale of the Vehicle to any third party based on your asking price and consent as indicated in Article 2.6 and remit to you the sale proceed.
2.12. You warrant, represent and undertake that you are free to enter into and perform under these Terms and hold all necessary rights and licenses to sell the Vehicle.
2.13. You acknowledge and agree that Dubizzle Lebanon reserves the right to move, edit or remove any post or listing in relation to a Vehicle on the Platform at any time at its sole discretion.
3. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
3.1. Dubizzle Lebanon shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, use, data, goodwill or other intangible losses, resulting from the conduct of any Enrolled Dealer or third party in relation to the Vehicle, the Services or the Platform or any other matter correlating to the Vehicle, the Services or the Platform.
3.2. The total liability of Dubizzle Lebanon or its parent, subsidiaries, group companies, agents, affiliates, contractors and licensors in relation to: (i) the use of the Services; (ii) the Platform; and (iii) the Vehicle under these Terms, shall not exceed the amount of the Service Fee in relation with the Vehicle sale that led to the liability event.
3.3. You agree to defend, indemnify and forever hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debts, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) arising from: (i) your use of the Platform and/or the Services; (ii) your violation of any provision of these Terms and related agreement; or (iii) your violation of any third party right. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive termination, modification or expiration of these Terms and your use of the Platform and/or Services.
You acknowledge that during the performance of these Terms, you may learn or receive information (either in writing or orally) relating to our business and you agree to keep such information confidential, except to the extent that it is required by law and/or to be divulged in order to execute the terms under Article 2. You further pledge to keep all information relating to the Platform, these Terms, bids and Vehicle sale and purchase confidential.
Nothing herein shall be deemed to create any association, partnership or joint venture or employment relation between us. Neither of us shall have the right, power or authority at any time to act for or on behalf of or represent the other beyond these Terms.
You will remain solely liable for and pay any and all applicable taxes and fees imposed or assessed by reason of these Terms and incurred by you.
7. Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution
The Terms and the relationship between us shall be governed by the laws of Lebanon notably the provisions of the Code of Obligations and Contracts. The Courts of Lebanon shall be exclusively competent to resolve any dispute arising from or in relation with these Terms.
In case there is a discrepancy between the English text and the text of the other language, the English text version will prevail.