Afroentrepreneurs – Terms & Conditions
By using Afroentrepreneurs services on its website (the “Website”), you are agreeing to our terms & conditions (the “Terms”), so be sure to read over the Terms which note that you are entering into this legally binding agreement (the “Agreement”).
1. Purpose and Application of Agreement
1.1. These Terms further our goal of connecting entrepreneurs in a convenient and friendly environment allowing them to network and exchange ideas through our Website (the “Services”).
1.1.1. You acknowledge that this is a communication service for the purposes of establishing contact with other users with skillsets, knowledge, experience, aspirations that may provide you and them the opportunity to develop business projects or any other type of venture you wish in accordance with the Terms.
1.1.2. We do not provide any guarantee that any of your efforts will be successful and that we provide only the platform to allow you to use the Services if you are eligible to use them.
1.2. The Terms apply to all visitors whether or not they decide to register onto the website, such registered visitors to be known as “Members”.
1.4. Unless otherwise specified, the Website is a free-to-use service and shall not in any way be used for the exchange of financial instruments nor the execution of any financial transactions.
1.5. You agree that by carrying out any action on our Website related to registration, such as clicking on any button that states “Register”, “Sign Up”, “Join Now”, “Become a Member”, or similar buttons, you are agreeing to the Terms. Similarly, if you access the Service through the Website, you have also entered into this Agreement.
1.6. The governing law and jurisdiction of this Agreement is England & Wales, and wherever you reside when using the Website, your agreement is with [NAME OF YOUR COMPANY REGISTERED IN ENGLAND & WALES]. We both agree that any disputes regarding this Agreement may be engaged outside of court, or where court proceedings are pursued, then such pursuits shall be made solely within the courts of England & Wales.
1.6.1. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights.
1.6.2. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain in effect.
1.6.3. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Agreement is binding and any translations exist solely for convenience.
1.6.4. This Agreement and its Terms constitutes the entire agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.
1.7. We reserve the right to change the Terms and the Privacy from time to time.
1.8. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do not register with the Website, and do not access or interact with our Website or any related Service.
2.1. Members must be 18 years or older (the “Minimum Age Requirement”) in order to use the Services, except where law in the country where you reside requires that you must be older so that we may provide the Services to you.
2.2. Members must not engage in any criminal activity of any kind when using the Services, and visitors or Members with a criminal history and in particular one with a business or commercial element shall not be eligible to use the Services.
2.3. In order to use the Services, you warrant that:
2.3.1. You meet the Minimum Age Requirement.
2.3.2. You do not have a criminal history and in particular one with a business or commercial element.
2.4. If you do not meet these requirements, you must stop using this Website immediately.
2.5. We do not carry out background checks to confirm whether visitors or Members are adhering to our eligibility policies, but we will investigate any matters that are brought to our attention.
2.6. Members may not use the Services for the purpose of engaging in any behaviour of a harassing, hateful, political, sexual, or other nature that is not within the remit of the purpose of the Services.
2.7. Any visitor or Member found to be in violation of the Terms shall not be eligible to use this Website unless otherwise decided.
3.1. In addition to meeting eligibility requirements, Members agree to additional terms regarding continued use of the Services.
3.2. As a Member, you warrant that:
3.2.1. All files/information you upload onto your Member account through the Website is accurate and declare that such information is in no way illicit, misleading, distressing, or harmful to others.
3.2.2. You represent only yourself and not any other individual through your use of the Services.
3.2.3. All the information you provide such as text, images or otherwise are your own, and that such information must be accurate and in no way misleading.
3.3. You agree that:
3.3.1. You accept that there are risks involved with utilising social networks/online communication services.
3.3.2. You shall not upload or input anything onto the Website that would cause disruption to the functioning of the Services, and should you do this by accident you must report this to our customer services without delay.
3.3.3. You shall not engage in copyright infringement by uploading a profile image of someone other than yourself.
3.3.4. You shall not give false information regarding your qualifications, experience, name, location or anything else on your profile you know to be false.
3.3.5. You shall not solicit money on the site, agree to send or provide personal financial details of yourself or any other person for such purposes.
3.3.6. You are not to prompt other members to communicate away from the site by phone, email other or otherwise for the purpose of anti-social or criminal behaviour,
3.3.7. You shall not communicate or enter into any form of contact with any Member that has asked you not to communicate with them any longer,
3.3.8. Your Member account belongs to you and not to any other Members,
3.3.9. You shall not share your Member account with any other Members or non-Members,
3.3.10. You shall take appropriate measures to keep your password secure or update your password if you believe your Member account security has been compromised,
3.3.11. You shall comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements that apply to you,
3.3.12. You shall not misrepresent yourself nor anyone else whether or not they are a Member,
3.3.13. You shall not own more than one Member account,
3.3.14. You shall not use any automated or scripted ‘bot’-like services to use our Services, and
3.3.15. You shall not violate anyone’s intellectual property rights while using the Services.
3.4. In respect of your account on our Website, there are features (the “Premium Services”) that cannot be accessed until the requisite fee has been processed.
3.4.1. Upon receipt of fee payment, we will send receipt of the paid fee to you and any relevant details regarding the transaction.
3.4.2. You authorize us to store and continue billing your payment method to avoid interruptions in using the Premium Services.
3.4.3. You may cancel or change your subscription to Premium Services by contacting our customer services.
3.4.4. Premium Services may be subscribed for solely by the owner of the Member account, who is the Member using the Services, using financial instruments under the ownership of solely the Member.
4. Intellectual Property
4.1. Unless otherwise specified, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting us the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others.
4.1.1. You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
4.1.3. We will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Members and/or visitors may access and share your content and information, consistent with your settings and degree of connection with them.
4.1.4. While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
4.1.5. Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license.
5.1. You or we may terminate this Agreement at any time by providing notice to the other.
5.2. Following termination, you shall not be eligible to use the Services.
5.3. In the event you subscribe to Premium Services, you will be eligible for a refund if you have no breached the Terms to this Agreement, and you shall otherwise hold an obligation to pay any amounts owed to us should such amounts be owed following termination.
5.4. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, intellectual property provisions, warranties and disclaimers, indemnity clauses, and limitations of liability.
6. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
6.1. NO WARRANTY
6.1.1. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, WE (AND THOSE THAT WE WORK WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
6.1.2. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
6.2. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
6.2.1. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS WE HAVE ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT SUPERSEDES THIS AGREEMENT), WE (AND THOSE THAT WE WORK WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OR CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).
6.2.2. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR LIABILITY (AND THOSE THAT WE WORK WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS, AN AMOUNT THAT IS THE LESSER OF (A) FIVE TIMES THE MOST RECENT MONTHLY OR YEARLY FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR A PREMIUM SERVICE, IF ANY, OR (B) US $1000.
6.2.3. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND US AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
6.2.4. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
7.1. All notices shall be communicated in writing by you or by ourselves through email except where we determine providing notice is reasonable by publishing an announcement on the Website.