MINORS MAY NOT BECOME MEMBERS. By becoming a Member, You represent and warrant that You are at least 18 years old. By using the Service, You represent and warrant that You have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. By using the Service, You represent and warrant that You have never been convicted of a felony and that You are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity. Your membership for the Service is for Your sole, personal use. You may not authorize others to use Your membership, and You may not assign or otherwise transfer Your account to any other person or entity.
REGISTRATION AND SUBSCRIPTION
Although You may register as a Member of the Service for free, if You wish to use the Service to initiate paid features and use certain other premium or VIP elements of the Service, You must become a Subscriber and pay the fees that are set out in My price list. This price list is part of this Agreement and I reserve the right, at any time, to change any fees or charges for using the Service. To become a Member, You must register for the Service. When and if You register to become a Member, You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about Yourself as prompted by My registration form ("Registration Data"), and to maintain and update Your information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You agree that I may rely on Your Registration Data as accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if Your Registration Data is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete in any respect, I may terminate this Agreement and Your use of the Service and, in such event, You shall not be entitled to a refund of any unused subscription fees. Although I aim to verify the accuracy of the information provided by My Members, I do not verify information in profiles, and I have no control over, do not guarantee, and are not responsible for the quality, truth, accuracy, legality or safety of My Members.
TERM AND TERMINATION
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while You use the Websites or the Service and/or are a Member, and after You have ended use of the Websites or the Service and/or ceased to be a Member, including without limitation the “Resolution of Disputes” section below. You may terminate your membership at any time by deleting your account via your Profile Settings. Either You or I may terminate your membership by removing your profile, at any time, for any reason, with or without explanation, effective upon sending written or email notice to the other party. Upon such termination by Me without cause, I shall refund, pro rata, any unused portion of any subscription payments that I have received from You. In the event that (a) You terminate your subscription or membership or (b) I determine, in My sole discretion, that You have violated this Agreement or My posted Privacy Statement, You shall not be entitled to, nor shall I be liable to You for, any refund of any unused portion of any subscription payments I have received from You, and I may continue to bar Your use of the Service in the future. Again, even after membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect.
You represent and warrant to Me that the information posted in Your profile, including Your photograph, is posted by You and that You are the exclusive author of Your profile and the exclusive owner of Your photographs. You assign to Me, with full title guarantee, all copyright in Your profile, Your photographs posted, and any additional information sent to Me at any time in connection with Your use of the Service. You waive absolutely any and all moral rights to be identified as author of Your profile and owner of Your photograph and any similar rights in any jurisdiction in the world. In addition, other Members may post copyrighted information, which has copyright protection, whether or not it is identified as copyrighted. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which You have been given express written permission, You will not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information. By posting information, photographs or content on any Service, You automatically grant, and You represent and warrant that You have the right to grant, to Me and other members, free of charge, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, promote, publish and distribute such information, content and photographs and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.
(a). To accept full responsibility for the contents you post.
(b). To use this function only for lawful purposes.
(c). Not to post defamatory, abusive, offensive, racist, sexist, threatening, vulgar, obscene, hateful or otherwise inappropriate contents, or to post any information which will constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability.
(d). Not to post or make available any material which is protected by copyright, trade mark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trade mark or any other proprietary right.
(e). To evaluate for yourself the accuracy of any opinion, advice or other content.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE
As a Member, You agree that:
(1) You will use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You will not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other members to buy or sell any products or services on any section of the website without due authorization from Me. You will not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other members. You are solely responsible for Your interactions with other members. I reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor and/or mediate disputes between You and other members.
(2) You are solely responsible for the content or information You publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other members. You will not post on the Service, or transmit to other members or to Me or My employees, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). You will not include in Your profile any offensive language, including but not limited to offensive anatomical or sexual references, or offensive sexually suggestive or connotative language, and You will not post any photos containing nudity or personal information. I reserve the right, but I have no obligation, to reject any profile or photo that does not comply with the prohibitions set forth in this section. I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, at My sole discretion.
(3) By becoming a Member, You agree to accept and consent to receiving email communications initiated from Me or through Me including, without limitation: notification emails, emails informing You of changes to the Service and emails informing You of promotions that either I provide or that are being provided by third parties. If you choose to respond to promotions that are provided by third parties and in the course of doing so, disclose information to any external service providers, and/or grant them permission to collect information about you, then their use of your information is governed by their privacy policies. Notification emails such as "New Message, Friend Request, New Product Review, New Bid For Your Auction, New Interested Investor, New Listings Added, New Blog Post, New Forum Topic" emails, and emails informing You of changes to the Service are provided by Me as part of the operation of the Service and you will receive these messages for as long as you are My member. Should You not wish to receive any of My notification emails, please change your email Notification Settings. You may also opt-out of receiving Email communications sent from Me or through Me offering You third party goods or services. To do so, simply unsubscribe from such services through the ‘unsubscribe’ link in such emails.
(4) You agree that I have no responsibility or liability for the deletion, corruption or failure to store any messages or other content maintained or transmitted by My Service. You acknowledge that features, parameters or other services I provide may change at any time. You acknowledge that I reserve the right to sign out, terminate, delete or purge Your account from the Service if it is inactive. "Inactive" means that you have not signed in to the Service for a particular period of time, as determined by Me, in My sole discretion.
(5) My support officers are here to make Your online experience enjoyable by providing assistance and guidance to You. When communicating with My support officers, You agree not to be abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing or racially offensive. Should any of My customer service employees feel, at any point, threatened or offended by Your conduct, I reserve the right to immediately terminate Your membership and You shall not be entitled to the refund of any subscription payments I have received from You.
I are entitled to investigate and terminate Your membership if You have misused the Service, or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate, unlawful or illegal. The following is a partial, but not exhaustive, list of the types of actions that are illegal or prohibited under this Agreement:
You will not harass or impersonate any person or entity. You will not use any manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, data mine, or, in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or its contents. You will not express or imply that any of Your statements are endorsed by Me, without My specific prior written consent. You will not interfere with or disrupt any Service or any Website, servers or networks connected to any Service or Website. You will not post, distribute or reproduce, in any way, any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Service or forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted through the Service. You will not use meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to Me or the Service or the Website connected to the Service in order to direct any person to any other website for any purpose. You will not modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service or any software used on or for the Service or cause or enable others to do so. You will not post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, harm or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware.
INDEMNITY BY MEMBER
You will defend, indemnify, and hold Me and My officers, directors, employees, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and third parties harmless, for any losses, costs, liabilities or expenses relating to or arising out of any third party claim concerning Your use of the Service, including:
(I) Your breach of this Agreement; (II) any allegation that any materials that You submit to Me or transmit to the Service infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party; and/or (III) Your activities in connection with the Service. This indemnity shall be applicable without regard to the negligence of any party, including any indemnified person.
If You have a dispute with one or more of My Members, you release Me (and My officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute.
Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Service, but not directly by Me, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. I DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE AND I NEITHER ADOPT NOR ENDORSE, NOR ARE I RESPONSIBLE FOR, THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN Me. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE I RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ANY PERSON'S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICE OR TRANSMITTED TO MEMBERS.
I RESERVE THE RIGHT, BUT I HAVE NO OBLIGATION, TO MONITOR THE MATERIALS POSTED ON THE SERVICE. I SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY SUCH MATERIAL THAT, IN My SOLE DISCRETION, VIOLATES, OR IS ALLEGED TO VIOLATE, THE LAW OR THIS AGREEMENT. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS RIGHT, YOU REMAIN SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THE MATERIALS YOU POST ON THE SERVICE AND IN YOUR PRIVATE EMAIL MESSAGES. EMAILS SENT BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER MEMBERS THAT ARE NOT READILY ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC MAY BE REVIEWED BY Me FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THIS AGREEMENT, BUT WILL BE TREATED BY Me AS PRIVATE TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
All intellectual property rights in and to the Service are and shall be owned by Me, absolutely. Those rights include, but are not limited to, database rights, copyright, design rights (whether registered or unregistered), patents, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) and other similar rights, wherever existing in the world, together with the right to apply for protection of the same. All other trademarks, logos, service marks, company or product names set forth in the Service are the property of their respective owners.
NOTICE OF PROCEDURE FOR MAKING A CLAIM OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. If you believe that any content on the Web Sites constitute work that is owned by you or a third party, and is displayed on the Web Site without proper authorization, please report to Me such user immediately through the Report Button on his/her profile and mail Me the following information:
A). An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest.
B). A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed.
C). A description and link to where the material that you claim is infringing is located on this Web Sites.
D). Your address, telephone number, and email address.
F). A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
G). A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
The personal information (including sensitive personal information) You provide to Me will be stored on computers and/or servers. You consent to the use this information to create a profile of interests, preferences and browsing patterns and to allow You to participate in the Service. You also agree to read, review, comply with, uphold and maintain My Privacy Statement and the terms and conditions thereof. If You are located outside of the Nigeria, please note that the information that You provide is being sent to the Nigeria. By becoming a Member of the Service, You consent to your data being sent to the Nigeria and to such other third parties and jurisdictions as may be involved in the provision and operation of the Service.
I PROVIDE THE SERVICE ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND GRANT NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, IN ANY COMMUNICATION WITH My REPRESENTATIVES, OR Me OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE. I SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FURTHER, I DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED, ALWAYS AVAILABLE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED. I DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR, AND NO WARRANTY IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO, CONNECTIVITY AND AVAILABILITY.
Although each member must agree to My terms of service, I cannot guarantee that each member is at least the required minimum age, nor do I accept responsibility or liability for any content, communication or other use or access of the Service by persons under the age of 18 in violation of this Agreement. Also, it is possible that other members or users (including unauthorized users, or "hackers") may post or transmit offensive or obscene materials through the Service and that You may be involuntarily exposed to such offensive or obscene materials. It also is possible for others to obtain personal information about You due to Your use of the Service. Those others may use your information for purposes other than what You intended. I are not responsible for the use of any personal information that You disclose on the Service. Please carefully select the type of information that You post on the Service or release to others. I DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF OTHER MEMBERS OR USERS (INCLUDING UNAUTHORIZED USERS), WHETHER SUCH ACTS OR OMISSIONS OCCUR DURING THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL I BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROGRAMS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, EVEN IF I OR My AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES KNOW OR HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, My LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO Me FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. I DO NOT CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON MEMBERS REGISTERING FOR THE SERVICE IN ANY WAY. ANY ATTEMPT BY Ghavoch TO SCREEN MEMBERS IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF SAFETY ON THE WEBSITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY ON THE WEBSITE AND WHEN MEETING OTHER MEMBERS IN PERSON. I WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCLUDING BY NOT LIMITED TO PHYSICAL DAMAGES, BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS WITH AND/OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER MEMBER OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY INDIVIDUAL YOU MEET VIA THE SERVICE. COMPLAINTS: To resolve a complaint regarding the Service, please contact me through the get in touch page.
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES:
(a) Arbitration of Any And All Disputes (Other Than Certain Intellectual Property Disputes As Defined Below, And Claims That May Be Adjudicated In Small Claims Court).
This provision shall apply to the resolution of any dispute arising out of or in any way related to the Website, the Service, this Agreement, any amendments or addenda thereto, and the subject matter hereof, including without limitation any contract, tort, statutory or equity claims between You and Me or My officers, directors, employees, agents, subsidiaries, or joint ventures (the "Dispute"); provided, however, that any claims specifically described in subparagraph (b) below will not be included in the definition of Dispute. You may also assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. In the event of any Dispute, the parties are encouraged to attempt to resolve the Dispute by informal means. If the parties are not able to do so, the Dispute will be resolved only by binding arbitration.
Arbitration is the referral of a dispute to one or more impartial persons for a final and binding determination. Any Dispute shall be subject only to binding arbitration. The parties expressly agree that there shall be no jury trial or right to a jury trial, or right to any other proceeding to resolve any Dispute in any court. In the event of any Dispute, both parties agree that the arbitration provision in this Agreement will be governed, both procedurally and substantively, by the Federal Arbitration of Nigeria to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties, and any party shall have the right to prevent any actual or threatened breach of this confidentiality provision by temporary, preliminary or permanent injunctive, or declaratory relief in an appropriate court of law. This provision shall not prevent either party from filing a petition in court to confirm an arbitration award.
The parties expressly agree that any Dispute is personal to them, and any Dispute shall only be resolved by an individual arbitration. Neither party agrees to class arbitration, or an arbitration where a person brings a Dispute as a representative of any other person or persons. Neither party agrees that a Dispute can be brought as a class or representative action outside of arbitration, or on behalf of any other person or persons. The parties agree that that a Dispute may only be resolved through an individual arbitration and shall not be brought as a class arbitration, a class action, or any other representative proceeding. If Your agreement to waive any right to a jury trial or to participate in a class action is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration section will be null and void and neither You nor I will be entitled to arbitrate My dispute.
The arbitration of the Dispute will be administered by the federal high court of Nigeria or, in the event they decline or is unable to administer the arbitration, by an arbitration forum or arbitrator that You and I mutually agree upon. If, after making a reasonable effort, You and I are unable to agree upon an arbitration forum or arbitrator, the federal high court or a court having proper jurisdiction will appoint an arbitration forum or arbitrator. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the court’s Commercial Arbitration Rules (“Commercial Rules”) and, when deemed appropriate by the arbitration forum or arbitrator, the court’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (“Consumer Procedures”), or the appropriate rules of any alternative arbitration forum selected by You and Me or appointed by a court, subject to the following modifications:
The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator who will be a licensed attorney or a former judge and will have at least five (5) years of legal experience in the resolution of commercial disputes.
The arbitrator will have the exclusive power and jurisdiction to make all procedural and substantive decisions concerning the Dispute. This does not include the power to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited by the terms of this agreement as stated above. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration, and may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not preside over any form of representative or class proceeding, or any proceeding on behalf of or involving more than one person or persons.
The parties may take discovery through interrogatories, depositions and requests for production that the arbitrator determines to be necessary and appropriate.
The prevailing party in any of the following matters (without regard to the Limitation of Liability provisions) shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys' fees and costs incurred in any of the following circumstances: (i) a motion which any party is required to make in any court to compel arbitration of a Dispute; (ii) any appeal of an arbitration award, whether to the arbitrator or the courts, for the purpose of vacating or modifying the award; or (iii) any action to enforce the confidentiality provisions stated herein.
I will pay the amount of any arbitration costs and fees charged by the court for claims totaling less than N1,000,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. In no event will I pay for Your attorneys’ fees unless required by law.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, You must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to Ghavoch. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the state where you live or at another mutually agreed location. The Court Commercial Rules and Consumer Procedures, the forms You may need to begin the arbitration proceeding, and other information about the court, are available from the court.
(b) This Agreement does not require You or Me to submit to arbitration any Dispute involving My intellectual property rights in and to the Websites or the Service, including without limitation (1) claims of infringement or misappropriation of any Nigerian or foreign copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark, service mark or trade dress, (2) in any matter that involves any of the foregoing claims, for resolution or decision of any question of fact or law required to resolve such claim, including, but not limited to, questions required to decide or rule with respect to the infringement, misappropriation, validity, enforceability or ownership of any copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark, service mark or trade dress or with respect to any remedy or relief at law or in equity for any such infringement or misappropriation.
(c) With the exception of the provision above that the enforceability of this section on “Resolution of Disputes” is governed both procedurally and substantively by the Federal High Court of Nigeria to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, this Agreement otherwise will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria applicable to contracts entered into and performed in Nigeria to the maximum extent permitted by law (and without giving effect to Nigeria’s conflict of law principles). This Agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is hereby expressly excluded.
(d) You and I acknowledge and agree that any violation of this “Resolution of Disputes” section of this Agreement may cause the parties irreparable harm, and therefore You and I agree that the parties will be entitled to seek extraordinary relief in court, including but not limited to temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions without the necessity of posting a bond or other security, in addition to and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that the parties may have for a breach of the “Resolution of Disputes” section of this Agreement.
(e) With the exception of Your agreement to waive any right to a jury trial or to participate in a class action, if any other provision in this RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES section is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be fully severable, the RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES section shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part of this section, and the remaining provisions of this section shall remain in full force and effect. Furthermore, in lieu of such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision, there shall be added automatically as part of the RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES section a legal, valid and enforceable provision as similar as possible to the former provision.
LIMITATION OF TIME PERIOD TO COMMENCE ANY DISPUTE: Regardless of any statute of limitations or law to the contrary, and to maximum extent permitted by applicable law, any Dispute arising out of or related to the Websites, the Service, or this Agreement must be filed within six (6) months after the date in which the incident giving rise to the Dispute occurred; provided that, if the substantive law applicable to the arbitration prohibits the parties from agreeing to this limitations period, then the limitations period under the applicable substantive law shall control. The failure of a party to file an arbitration claim within the applicable limitations period shall constitute a waiver by that party of its right to bring such a claim relating to any Dispute in any form, and a complete bar to any claim based on any Dispute, and the arbitrator shall not have jurisdiction to make a determination for a party that has not brought its Dispute for determination within the applicable limitations period.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND WAIVER
SEVERABILITY: If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect.