Terms of Use

Our Terms and Conditions

lexpress-petites-annonces.mu is an Internet service provider allowing Internet users and subscribers to view classified ads.

By using the services of this website (the Site), you commit yourself to comply with our present Terms and Conditions and to stay informed about any modification or addendum.

Those terms can be modified at any time in response to changes or addendum made on the Site. In case you do not agree with the present Terms and Conditions, you should not use the Site.

1.1 These terms of use explain how you may access and use the Site, our services, applications and tools.

1.2 References in these terms to the Site include www.lexpress-petites-annonces.mu.

1.3 You should read these terms and conditions carefully before using the Site.


1.5 If you have any questions about the Site or the present Terms and Conditions, please contact [email protected]. 

1.6 Definitions

“Content” means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to or on the Site;

“Unwanted Submission” has the meaning given to it in clause 5.1;

“Website acceptable use policy” means the policy which governs your permitted use of the Site;

“Website cookie policy” means the policy which governs how we use cookies on the Site;

“Website privacy policy” means the policy which governs how we process any personal data collected from you;

“Website terms and conditions of supply” means the terms and conditions which will apply to you when ordering goods using the Site;

“Website terms and conditions of listing” means the terms and conditions which will apply to you when listing and selling goods using the Site;

“We”, “us” or “our” means Mediatiz Ltd. (MEDIATIZ LTD) whose registered office is located at Rue des Oursins, 21731, Tombeau Bay, Mauritius. Our VAT number is (VAT 20453221) and BRN number is (C08079756);

“You” or “your” means the person (natural person or if accessed on behalf of a juristic person the juristic person) accessing or using the Site or its Content.

1.7 Your use of the Site means that you must also comply with our Site acceptable use policy, our Privacy policy, our Cookie policy and our Site terms and conditions of supply and/or listing.

2. Using the Site

The Site contains information, images and other content which remain the sole proprietary of lexpressclassifieds.mu and/or of users who advertise on lexpress-petites-annonces.mu. You may view and submit information made available to you by users of the Site but, however for your own protection and that of other users, you are not allowed to

• Reproduce all or part of the Site on another server or any other location; or 

• Sell, modify or produce work derived from information obtained from the Site; 

• Alter or erase any copyright or reference concerning protected content

2.1 lexpress-petites-annonces.mu is a website featuring classified ads and allowing users to advertise, sell and buy goods and services online. The actual contract for sale is directly between the sellers and buyers.

2.2 You agree that you are solely responsible for:

2.2.1 All costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site; and

2.2.2 Keeping your password and other account details confidential.

2.3 The Site is intended for use only by those who can access it from within Mauritius. We may accept orders for delivery to locations outside of Mauritius although this may depend on certain customs, legal and other practical restrictions. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside of Mauritius or place orders for delivery to locations outside Mauritius, you are responsible for compliance with local laws where they are applicable.

2.4 We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these Website terms and conditions, any terms or policies to which they refer or any applicable law.

2.5 To better serve you, we have established some general rules related to the functioning of the Site. Those may include message size limitations, ads publication duration and any auxiliary activities. Please note that you are responsible for archiving any information that you submit to the Site. lexpress-petites-annonces.mu is in no way liable for the deletion of information or failure to save those information.

2.7 lexpress-petites-annonces.mu has the right but not the obligation to reject, shift or remove from the Site any content considered non-compliant with the goal and principles of its charter. We reserve the right to suspend or prohibit access to the Site if we consider that your action hinder the activity of any other user, or may involve the responsibility of lexpress-petites-annonces.mu or of any other user of the Site.

3. Ownership, use and intellectual property rights

3.1 This Site and all intellectual property rights in it including but not limited to any Content are owned by us, our licensors or both (as applicable). Intellectual property rights means rights such as: copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We and our licensors reserve all of our and their rights in any intellectual property in connection with these terms and conditions. This means, for example, that we remain owners of them and free to use them as we see fit.

3.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions grants you any legal rights on the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site. You agree not to adjust to try to circumvent or delete any notices contained on the Site (including any intellectual property notices) and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within the Site.

3.3 Trademarks: "lexpress-petites-annonces.mu" belongs to Mediatiz Ltd. Other trademarks and trade names belonging to Mediatiz Ltd. may also be used on this Site. The use of any trademarks on the Site is strictly prohibited unless you have our prior written permission.

4. Disclaimer

lexpress-petites-annonces.mu is not liable concerning the accuracy, content, completeness, validity, reliability, usability or the availability of information or data published in its results listings. lexpress-petites-annonces.mu is not liable regarding any deletion, failure to store or inappropriate transfer of the said information. lexpress-petites-annonces.mu is not liable related for any damage of any nature whatsoever resulting from the download or use of information or data available on Internet via services provided by the Site. You acknowledge that when downloading or making use of, in a way or the other, at your discretion and at your own risk, information or data via lexpressclassifieds.mu services, you remain solely responsible for possible damages to your computer system or any loss of data that may result from downloading, and/or the use of those information or data.

5. Software

5.1 Software may be made available for you to download in order to help the Site work better. You may only use such software if you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions that apply to such software (this is sometimes known as an end user licence agreement). You will be made aware of any terms and conditions that apply to the software when you try to download it. If you do not accept such terms and conditions, you will not be allowed to download the software. You should read all terms and conditions carefully to protect your own interests (they may contain provisions that set out what your legal responsibilities are when using software, what the software provider's legal responsibilities are, and provisions that limit a software provider's legal responsibilities to you.

5.2 Using the software in an unlawful way (such as reproducing or redistributing it in a way that breaches these terms and conditions and any others that apply to it) is expressly prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties.

6. Submitting information to the Site

6.1 While we try to make sure that the Site is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you supply to us and, therefore, we cannot guarantee that it will be kept confidential. For that reason, you should not let us have any patentable ideas or patent applications, advertising or marketing suggestions, prototypes, or any other information that you regard as confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable (Unwanted Submissions). While we value your feedback, you agree not to submit any Unwanted Submissions.

6.2 We may use any Unwanted Submissions as we see reasonably fit on a free-of-charge basis (bear in mind that we have no way of knowing whether such information is confidential, commercially sensitive or valuable because we do not monitor the Site to check for these matters). Therefore, we will not be legally responsible for keeping any Unwanted Submissions confidential nor will we be legally responsible to you or anybody else for any use of such Unwanted Submissions.

7. Personal information collection

By using lexpress-petites-annonces.mu, you accept the terms and conditions related to Data Protection.

7.1 Terms of Use

• All ads published on lexpress-petites-annonces.mu should comply with:

• The above-mentioned terms and conditions

• The Terms of Use

• Rules and regulations regarding Data Protection

• Applicable laws in Mauritius

The advertiser is wholly responsible of published information and of his own behaviour during transactions in which he is involved, failing which, your ads and/or your account may be deleted, or even reported to the competent authorities in case of serious violations of the Law.

7.2 Publishing ads

On lexpress-petites-annonces.mu, you may publish almost all types of ads. However, in order to ensure publishing high-quality ads, on top of complying with existing Mauritian laws, their publishing is regulated by the following core principles:

You are not allowed to:

• Post an ad which does not comply with existing Mauritian laws and with the Terms and Conditions of lexpress-petites-annonces.mu;

• Post a poor quality ad (refer to Clause 7.4 below);

• Post an ad in an inappropriate category(refer to Clause 7.3 below);

• Post a series of ads for the same ‘object’ in various categories, several times and in multiple copies or in a short period of time;

• Post an ad for a product, property or service which does not exist, which you are not authorised to sell or commercialise in accordance to existing laws or which does not belong to you;

• Make use of lexpress-petites-annonces.mu for fraudulent or illegal purposes;

• Post an ad in a language other than French or English. It can, however, include some words in other languages to describe the object.

• To post an advert for products and/or services not available in Mauritius.

7.3 Prohibited ads

lexpress-petites-annonces.mu is not a censor. However, in order to protect its subscribers from potential frauds or judicial denunciations, the following types of ads are prohibited and may be deleted if they concern:

• Arms and ammunition in breach of the law

• Counterfeit or smuggled goods, properties or services

• Parts of the human body, human fluids or human excrements

• Racist, abusive, sexist, propaganda, heinous, xenophobic, anti-Semitic content

• Pure advertising

• Promoting illegal activities

• Medicines

• Fortune-telling

• Non-transferable contracts

• Stolen goods

• Sale of alcoholic drinks

• Sale of cigarettes

• Offers related to financial or professional independence or quick money gain methods

• Ads aimed at redirecting buyers to other websites, outlets or companies;

• Ads which reference competitors direct (offering exclusively classified ads) or indirect (offering optionally classified ads)

• Any product or service whose sale/commercialisation/promotion is prohibited in Mauritius

7.4 Ads quality

In order to provide users with high-quality ads, the latter should meet the following criteria:

The title

1. Should describe the good, property or service related to the ad

2. Cannot be posted in multiple copies

3. Cannot be graphically highlighted by using a series of characters or caps lock letters

The image

1. Has to match the ad description

2. Should not confuse and should present as accurately as possible the object related to the ad

3. It is, however, recommended that you make use of your own images and not those belonging to third parties. Hence, we advise you to take photos of your objects (with a digital camera or by scanning the photos)

4. Resolution of the image should be: 72 dpi and size: 200 KB

5. Dimension: 600 x 800 pixels

The descriptive texts

Must not include URLs (Website links) and email addresses

7.5 Abusive use of keywords

lexpress-petites-annonces.mu does not allow irrelevant, abusive of keywords or sentences in your ads. Keywords which do not bring any added-value information to an ad and are used to mislead users during their search as well as keywords repeated several times are considered to be abusive.

7.6 Ads and Accounts deletion

lexpress-petites-annonces.mu may, at its discretion, at any time, and without warning, delete, reshuffle, reorganise ads in new categories, block or totally delete accounts of subscribers failing to comply terms of use, data protection policy and advertisers’ terms and conditions.

8. Rates

8.1 Payment modes and online publishing of ads

Price regarding placing an ad is defined on lexpress-petites-annonces.mu. The Site reserves the right to modify its rates regarding ads publishing at any time and without notice.

No paid transaction can be transferred from one ad to another.

8.2 Reimbursement

Interruption or termination of published ads asked by a user during its publication will in no case be refunded. No ad will be refunded from the moment that its publication has started, irrespective of the platform.

lexpress-petites-annonces.mu commits itself to:

1. Monitor and moderate ads

lexpress-petites-annonces.mu has the right to cancel or unpublish any ad which is against the law, which is placed within the wrong category/region, which is vulgar or not in line with its charter. If however, in spite of our vigilance, you come across an ad which is not in line with our Terms of use on the Site, please feel free to contact us and report the issue.

2. Privacy Policy

We may collect data which is necessary for the good functioning of the service and for ads publication. Only information included in the ad and which are strictly necessary to establish relationship is made available to the general public. On contact forms, mandatory or optional nature of such data collection is mentioned. We remain the sole recipient of data submitted to us by users. Collected information may also help in resolving possible conflicts between users and to keep you up-to-date about our news.

3. Data Protection

Users acknowledge that lexpress-petites-annonces.mu wishes to promote best business practices and remain compliant with Internet ethics. Therefore, the user commits himself not to use the Site for illicit purposes and particularly, not to broadcast messages and information of prejudicial form or nature whatsoever.

The user commits himself:

• Not to use the services offered by lexpress-petites-annonces.mu or personal data that he may have access to, for commercial purposes, and generally speaking, offer for commercialisation products and services advertised on the Site and get paid directly or indirectly

• Not to restrict the use of lexpress-petites-annonces.mu in any way whatsoever, and not to falsify any mention or element of the Site

• Not to operate intrusions into the computer system, not to alter the content or commit offenses punishable by Mauritian Law (hacking)

• Not to carry out mass emailing (spamming) through users’ inbox

You are granted the right to access, modify, rectify and delete data that belongs to you only. lexpress-petites-annonces.mu cannot guarantee that its users will comply with the present Terms and Conditions. lexpress-petites-annonces.mu shall in no case be liable for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of its services by users.

In addition, to the extent that you cannot comply with all applicable laws or with all the clauses listed in the present Terms and Conditions, lexpress-petites-annonces.mu shall not be held liable for any damages that you may incur.

9. Accuracy of information and availability of the Site

9.1 While we try to make sure that the Site is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we cannot ascertain that it will be so. Furthermore, we cannot undertake that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance that you may place on the information on this Site is at your own risk.

9.2 We may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as we see fit.

9.3 Any Content is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our products and news, features, services and other websites that may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.

9.4 While we try to make sure that the Site is available for your use, we do not promise that the Site is available at all times nor do we promise the uninterrupted use by you of the Site.

The Website has launched its own Facebook page. Web users wishing to make use of this Facebook application should beforehand read and approve the following Facebook terms and conditions:

1. Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

2. Data Use Policy

3. Facebook Community Standards

11. Hyperlinks and third party sites

11.1 The Site may contain hyperlinks or references to third party websites other than the Site. Any such hyperlinks or references are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no legal responsibility for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not mean that we endorse that third party's website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

12. Limitation on our liability

12.1 Except for:

12.1.1 Death or personal injury caused by our negligent acts or omissions (or those of any of our employees or agents);

12.1.2 Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

We will only be liable for any loss or damage that is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of a breach of these terms and conditions. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time these terms and conditions are entered into. We are not responsible for indirect losses that happen as a side effect of the main loss or damage and which are not foreseeable by you and us (such as loss of profits or loss of opportunity).

12.2 You agree that you are making use of our Services at your own risk, and that they are being provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Accordingly, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all express or implied warranties, terms and conditions including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

12.3 The contract for sale shall be personal between the Seller (the person offering and/or selling goods using the Site) and the Buyer (the person ordering goods using the Site) and we shall not be responsible for nor having any liability in terms of any dealings between the Seller and the Buyer. For the avoidance of doubt, we shall not be responsible for nor be liable with regards to the delivery of or the payment for the goods or with regards to the safety or quality of the goods supplied.

13. Events beyond our control

13.1 We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these terms caused by any event or circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes; breakdown of systems or network access; or flood, fire, explosion or accident.

14. Rights of third parties

14.1 No one other than a party to these terms and conditions has any right to enforce any of these terms and conditions.

15. Variation

15.1 No changes to these terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing. We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. Our new terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions from time to time to verify such variations.

16. Disputes

16.1 We always aim to resolve any disputes quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with the way we deal with any dispute and you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the Republic of Mauritius will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to the Terms and Conditions. Relevant Mauritian law will apply to these Terms and Conditions.

16.2 lexpress-petites-annonces.mu reserves the right to submit users’ personal information to competent authorities upon request, and where applicable, in case we feel that the content of certain ads are illicit.

Acceptable Use Policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Together with our General website Terms and Conditions of use, this acceptable use policy governs how you may access and use the Site.

1.2 Definitions

“Site” includes the following website(s): www.lexpress-petites-annonces.mu, and all associated web pages.

“Submission or submissions” means any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted by you or other users to the Site;

“We, us or our” means Mediatiz Ltd. (MEDIATIZ LTD) whose registered office is located at Rue des Oursins, 21731, Tombeau Bay, Mauritius. Our VAT number is (VAT 20453221) and BRN number is (C08079756).

You or your means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content.

2. Restrictions on use

2.1 As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:

2.1.1 not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under any applicable law or prohibited by this policy or our General website terms and conditions of use;

2.1.2 not to use the Site to commit any act of fraud;

2.1.3 not to use the Site to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code

2.1.4 not to use the Site for purposes of promoting unsolicited advertising or sending spam;

2.1.5 not to use the Site to simulate communications from us or another service or entity in order to collect identity information, authentication credentials, or other information (‘phishing’);

2.1.6 not to use the Site in any manner that disrupts the operation of our Site or business or the website or business of any other entity;

2.1.7 not to use the Site in any manner that harms minors;

2.1.8 not to promote any unlawful activity;

2.1.9 not to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing;

2.1.10 not to use the Site to gain unauthorised access to or use of computers, data, systems, accounts or networks;

2.1.11 not to attempt to circumvent password or user authentication methods;

and 2.1.12 to comply with the provisions relating to our Intellectual Property Rights and Software contained in our General website terms and conditions of use.

3. Interactive services

3.1 We may make bulletin boards, chat rooms or other communication services (‘Interactive Services’) available on the Site.

3.2 We are not obliged to monitor or moderate Submissions to Interactive Services. Where we do monitor or moderate Submissions, we shall indicate how this is performed and who should be contacted in relation to any Submission of concern to you.

3.3 We may remove or edit any Submissions to any of our Interactive Services whether they are moderated or not.

3.4 Any Submission you make must comply with our Submission standards set out below.

4. Submission standards

4.1 Any Submission or communication to users of our Site must conform to standards of accuracy, decency and lawfulness, which shall be applied in our absolute discretion. In particular, you warrant that any Submission or communication is:

4.1.1 your own original work and lawfully submitted;

4.1.2 factually accurate or your own genuinely held belief;

4.1.3 provided with the necessary consent of any third party;

4.1.4 not defamatory or likely to give rise to an allegation of defamation;

4.1.5 not offensive, obscene, sexually explicit, discriminatory or deceptive; and

4.1.6 unlikely to cause offence, embarrassment or annoyance to others.

5. Linking and framing

5.1 You may create a link to our Site from another website without our prior written consent provided no such link:

5.1.1 creates a frame or any other browser or border environment around the content of our Site;

5.1.2 implies that we endorse your products or services or any of the products or services of, or available through, the website on which you place a link to our Site;

5.1.3 displays any of the trademarks or logos used on our Site without our permission and/or that of the owner of such trademarks or logos; or

5.1.4 is placed on a website that itself does not meet the acceptable use requirements of this policy.

5.2 We reserve the right to require you to immediately remove any link to the Site at any time, and you shall immediately comply with any request by us to remove any such link.

6. Using the "lexpress-petites-annonces.mu" name and logo

6.1 You may not use our trademarks, logos or trade names except in accordance with this policy and our General website terms and conditions of use.

7. Breach

7.1 We shall apply the terms of this policy in our absolute discretion. In the event of your breach of these terms we may terminate or suspend your use of the Site, remove or edit Submissions, disclose Submissions to law enforcement authorities or take any action we consider necessary to remedy the breach.

8. Disputes

8.1 We always aim to resolve any disputes quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with the way we deal with any dispute and you want to take court proceedings, the relevant courts of the Republic of Mauritius will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to the Terms and Conditions. Relevant Mauritian law will apply to these Terms and Conditions. The Courts of the Mauritius will have exclusive jurisdiction and the relevant Mauritian law will apply in relation to the Terms and Conditions.