Terms & Conditions

Last updated on December 1st 2015

 

Introduction

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of iEcoAfrica's Website. 

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use iEcoAfrica's website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Client", “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and "Us", refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of United Kingdom. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

 

Information about iEcoAfrica

iEcoAfrica online is a sustainability communications platform designed to help actors and entities communicate with target audiences, establish partnerships for impact at scale and create a blue print for organisational sustainability in Africa.

 

Registering with iEcoAfrica

There are two levels of registration with iEcoAfrica:

Community members 

Registration involves providing us with your personal information (for more information on how we manage your personal information please see our privacy policy) such as your email address, your full name, date of birth, address and setting a password. When registering you will be subscribed to an email newsletter through which you will receive occasional emails about the platform, promotions, new features, or new products associated with the service. You will be able to unsubscribe from the list at anytime and request to have your account deleted. 

Network members

Registration involves providing us with your personal information such as your email address, your full name, date of birth, address and setting a password. Network members are able to establish groups, message other network members, post events and are authorised to access all areas of iEcoAfrica platform.When registering you will be subscribed to an email newsletter through which you will receive occasional emails about the platform, promotions, new features, or new products associated with the service. You will be able to unsubscribe from the list at anytime and request to have your account deleted. 

 

Your registration

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and must take all reasonable steps to keep it confidential. If your security is breached and someone uses your details, advise us immediately and we will cancel the registration. You can change your details at any time by logging in to the website and editing your profile as required.

 

Service Availability

Our goal is to have the service available all the time without any disruptions (99.99% of the time). iEcoAfrica cannot be held liable for any service outages. Planned outages will be notified to members via email, newsletter and the website.

 

Changes to iEcoAfrica 

iEcoAfrica plans to evolve to improve the experience and the service we offer. We reserve the right to implement further expansions and limits pertaining to the service and experience over time. This includes modifying or discontinuing, temporarily or permanently, the service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that iEcoAfrica shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the service. We intend to give our registered members advance notice before any changes are made either via email, newsletter or the website. 

 

Privacy Policy

iEcoAfrica is committed to protecting your privacy please see our Privacy Policy Note: All company communications from us will be sent to you from the address info@iecoafrica.com or members@iecoafrica.com  We will never ask for your password via email or telephone.

 

International Legal Compliance

As the internet transcends national boundaries, you agree to comply with your local laws and polices in force regarding online conduct and acceptable content.

 

User conduct

Any content you post to iEcoAfrica must comply with commonly acceptable standards of behaviour. You must not be libellous, defamatory or otherwise illegal in what you post. Posted content which is unacceptable includes comment which is offensive, aggravates and/or objectionable to others; racist and/or ethnically objectionable; obscene; libellous; harmful; hateful; harasses; threatens; defames; abusive; vulgar; incites violence. You must respect third party rights and not violate privacy, trademark or copyright. We reserve the right to remove such content and terminate the account of members who violate these standards.

 

User disputes

In the unlikely event of members getting into disputes between themselves we expect members to resolve the issue amicably. If we find that a dispute is being conducted in a manner which is detrimental to the best interests of the community, we reserve the right to intervene and act appropriately. All disputes should be reported immediately to members@iecoafrica.com  In the event that a dispute takes place between members on iEcoAfrica or outside of iEcoAfrica but regarding an issue originating on iEcoAfrica we will not be held liable, but will comply and act accordingly in our power to resolve the dispute fairly. Although we conduct checks to ensure the credibility of our users. We reserve the right to leave all members responsible for conducting due diligence before entering into any partnerships, contracts or purchasing products and services from other network members on the platform

 

Use of iEcoAfrica

iEcoAfrica may only be used by you for lawful purposes. You are responsible for your account, the data within it and keeping your password confidential. If you realise that someone else has been using your account (without your permission) please email us immediately at  info@iecoafrica.com or members@iecoafrica.com  

 

New forms of Internet Abuse

New forms of internet abuse are likely to be found that are not covered by the categories defined in this Terms of Use. When detected in an iEcoAfrica account, we will ask you to stop, and normally provide you with 21 days to comply.

 

Content Ownership

Members own their own data. iEcoAfrica will not use your personal data  shared on the site for any other purpose than to advance sustainability discourse throughout our network. We will collate members and users data to support comparison, measurement across groups, on-going analysis, etc. You represent and warrant that with regard to any posts you make to groups and in posts that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you post and that it is accurate and not in breach of engage policies or guidelines. You agree to indemnify iEcoAfrica for any claims brought by a third party against iEcoAfrica in connection with any breach of these warranties.

 

Investigation & Complaint Process

If you have a complaint about material posted within iEcoAfrica or about complaint about any aspect of the iEcoAfrica service please send an email to either  info@iecoafrica.com or members@iecoafrica.com   iEcoAfrica reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use which may result in an investigation by any external bodies such as the Police. This could involve gathering data from members, iEcoAfrica platform, other service providers and the complainant. If such an investigation is required and while it is under investigation, iEcoAfrica is within its rights to suspend the suspect account and either temporarily or permanently remove the material involved from the platform. iEcoAfrica may be bound by current or future legal statutes, to access, monitor, store, take copies of, or otherwise deal with the members’ data stored in the service.

 

Termination

iEcoAfrica reserves the right to terminate or restrict your account for any reason, including but not restricted to violation of any of the Terms of Use stated in this document. Where serious transgressions or illegal activities are found occurring within iEcoAfrica we are within our rights to inform any relevant authority, including the police. Where you are found at fault, you will be liable for all costs and damages incurred by iEcoAfrica in the provision of this service and you will have no compensation in respect of withdrawing your service and/or closing your account.

By accepting these Terms of Use, you agree that termination may occur without prior notice.

 

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that iEcoAfrica service and any necessary software used in connection with the service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other copyright laws. Decompilation, reverse engineering or re-engineering of any nature, or attempting to do so is strictly forbidden. Use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is prohibited. This work is licensed under the CreativeCommons License Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International. 

 

Resale of the Service

You expressly agree not to sell, resell, copy, duplicate, reproduce or exploit any part of the iEcoAfrica service, application or documentation or create derivative works from such content or materials.

 

Refunds

Membership Cancellations

A subscription may be transferred from one person to another within a company.

A new subscription may be cancelled, in writing to members@iecoafrica.com, within 30 days for a full refund, less a 20% administration fee.

Any cancellations within three months of the date of start of the subscription will be eligible for a 50% refund. After three months, no refunds will be applicable.

The value of any subscriber discounts that have been taken up during a subscription will be deducted from any refund applicable.

 

Event and Conference Refund or Discounts

iEcoAfrica network members are eligible for discounts on iEcoAfrica conferences and events, and should identify themselves as subscribers when making a booking.

Event and conference refunds are given in most circumstances with stipulations. A full refunds is permitted no less than six weeks before the event date, less all initial discounts applied. After this date you may send an alternate to the event without additional charge. To request a cancellation or to make a change please send an email to members@iecoafrica.com

 

Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use are governed by English law and under the jurisdiction of English courts. If any of these Terms of Use are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the Limitation of Liability and the Disclaimer of Warranties clauses at the end of this document, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed as having been superseded by a valid, enforceable provision which most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in effect.

 

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold iEcoAfrica , and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable lawyers’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your content, your use of iEcoAfrica, your connection to the service, your violation of the Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another.

 

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By using iEcoAfrica's website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with iEcoAfrica’s privacy policy.

Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.

 

License

Unless otherwise stated, iEcoAfrica and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on iEcoAfrica All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from http://iecoafrica.com/ for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions. 

 

You must not:

Republish material from http://iecoafrica.com/

Sell, rent or sub-license material from http://iecoafrica.com/

Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from http://iecoafrica.com/

Redistribute content from iEcoAfrica (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

 

Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the iEcoAfrica  service and any necessary software used in connection with the service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. No content from the site, including without limitation all text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, video media, artwork, design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, look and feel and the arrangement thereof, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks or other proprietary rights and laws.Except from your data or posts to discussion groups, nothing can be copied, captured or quoted in any manner without the express written permission of iEcoAfrica. Please contact us at info@iEcoAfrica.com if you wish to make such a request.

You agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, compile, or create derivative works from such content or materials. Use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is Forbidden.

 

Changes to the Service

iEcoAfrica is constantly evolving to attain the best possible service for our network; we reserve the right to implement further practices and limits pertaining to the use of the service over time. This includes modifying or discontinuing, temporarily or permanently, the service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that iEcoAfrica shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the service. We will ensure to notify our network and users of all changes to service by email and on the website where applicable.

 

User Comments

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.

Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data ('Comments') in areas of the website. iEcoAfrica does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of iEcoAfrica, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws iEcoAfrica shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.

iEcoAfrica reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

You warrant and represent that:

  • You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
  • The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party;
  • The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libellous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy
  • The Comments will not be used for unlawful activity.
  • You hereby grant to iEcoAfrica a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorise others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

 

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organisations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organisations;
  • Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; 
  • and Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organisations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.These organisations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

 

We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organisations:

  • commonly known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce,
  • associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites,
  • online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organisations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavourably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organisations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organisation does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of iEcoAfrica; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organisation.

These organisations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organisations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to info@iecoafrica.com. Please include your name, your organisation name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

 

Approved organisations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

By use of our corporate name; or

By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or

By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party's site.

No use of (cname)’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

 

Iframes

Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

 

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Website. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libellous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

 

International Legal Compliance

As a user of iEcoAfrica an online sustainability communications platform, the internet is a key driver of our service and it transcends national boundaries. Therefore, you agree to comply with your local laws and polices in force regarding online conduct and acceptable content.

 

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

 

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

 

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IECOAFRICA, SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION AND ANY ASSOCIATED MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS’ BASIS WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. IECOAFRICA AND THEIR SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF (A) MERCHANTABILITY, (B) FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (C) NON-INFRINGEMENT, (D) RELIABILITY, (E) INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE, (F) TIMELINESS, (G) PERFORMANCE OR (H) ERROR FREE. IECOAFRICA DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING (A) THE SERVICE MEETING YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE, (C) QUALITY OF ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS RECEIVED OR PURCHASED THROUGH THE SERVICE, (D) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF IECOAFRICA SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IECOAFWICA WILL IN NO WAY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, LOSS OF USE, GOODWILL OR ANY OTHER INTANGIBLES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF (A) PROCUREMENT COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES, (B) INABILITY OR USE OF THE SERVICE, (C) UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, (D) UNAUTHORISED USE, (E) ANY PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE ISSUE RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND (F) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.