IfweBantu Social Network & Community Portal

Terms of Service

IfweBantu Social Network is a social networking media platform that provides a diversity of unique online services that can allow anyone to interact. These Services are operated by IfweBantu Social Network. By using the IfweBantu Social Network Website (or the services), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service (this "Agreement"), whether or not you register or are registered as a member when using this site ("User"). If you wish to become a Member, register and then communicate and make use of the IfweBantu Social Network services (the "Service"). Most of these services are (or most part of the “Service” is) reserved for registered members only.
 
This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms for your use of this Website and your Membership in the Service.
 
IfweBantu Social Network may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by IfweBantu Social Network on the Website. You agree to be bound by any changes to this Agreement when you use the Service, immediately after any such modification is posted. 
 
This Agreement includes IfweBantu Social Network's policy for acceptable use, online bahaviour and about (admissability of) content posted on the Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of this Website and the Service, and IfweBantu Social Network's Privacy Policy.
 
Please make, keep o maintain your intended privacy settings suiting your satisfaction, at all times on this website. 
 
Any photographs posted by you may not contain nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter. Information provided by other IfweBantu Social Network Members (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate or offensive material, products or services, and IfweBantu Social Network assumes no responsibility nor liability for such material.
 
IfweBantu Social Network reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post, or remove any posting (including email) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website and/or Service/s at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without lability.
 
By physically participating in any offline event or arrangement emanating fronm, or realted to, your online interaction on the IfweBantu Social Network, you agree to release and hold harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind including, without limitation, personal injuries, property damage, and death, either directly or indirectly related to or arising from your participation in any such offline event not sanctioned by IfweBantu Social Network.
 
Terms of Use
 
1) Your Interactions
 
You are solely responsible for your interactions and communications with other Users. You understand that IfweBantu Social Network does not, in any way, screen its Members, nor does IfweBantu Social Network inquire into the backgrounds of its Members or attempt to verify the statements of its Members. IfweBantu Social Network makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of Members or their compatibility with any current or (additional) future Members. We do, however, recommend that if you choose to meet or exchange personal information with any member of IfweBantu Social Network, then you should take it upon yourself to do a background check on said person or entity.
 
In no event shall IfweBantu Social Network be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Service, including, without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other registered users of this Service or persons you meet through this Service.
 
2) Eligibility
 
Membership in any Service where void is prohibited. By using the Website and the Service, you represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate and that you agree to maintain the accuracy of such information. You further represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and that your use of the IfweBantu Social Network shall not violate any applicable law or regulation. 
 
Your profile may be deleted without warning: if it is found that you are misrepresenting your age, place of current residence or any other necesssary personal/registration/identification or any required details or particluars about you. Your Membership is solely for your personal use, and you shall not authorize others to use your account, including your profile or email address. You are solely responsible for all content published or displayed through your account, including any email messages, and for your interactions with other members.
 
3) Term/Fees
 
This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Website, the Service, and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership, or request for it to be terminated, at any time. IfweBantu Social Network may terminate your membership for any reason, effective upon sending notice to you at the email address you provide in your Membership application or other email address as you may subsequently provide to IfweBantu Social Network. By using the Service and by becoming a Member, you acknowledge that IfweBantu Social Network reserves the right to charge for the Service, or any part threof, and has the right to terminate a Member's Membership or access to the Service, or part threof, if a Member should breach this Agreement or fail to pay for the Service, as may be required or referenced by this Agreement, where applicable.
 
4) Non-Commercial Use by Members
 
This Website offers many levels of Membership Types all for free, based on each Member's Profile Type (such as a "Standard User", "Student",  "Business (Entity)", a "Musician", a "Writer"). This is to help list Members in the relevant categories of the Types of Profile, from the "Account/Profile Types", that suit them. "Standard User" is the default type. However a distinction is made between the Website’s non-commercial and commercial interactive features, but all Members can access the Website's basic features such as basic interactive tools. All such features are best meant for the personal use of registered Members only, and some features may not be accessed while not logged in. Any paid or commercial feauture/ service (such as in advertising) is readily available to every registered Member of the Website on request, irrespective of their Profile Type. There are, therefore, also paid services or features that can be rented or accessed or used in connection only with commercial endeavours in specific areas of this Website, except those that are not specifically endorsed or approved (to be used) as such by the administration of IfweBantu Social Network; such as improper commercial advertising in blog comments. Commercial services are available in respect of where they are listed to appear: such as in commercial listings, online shops, links etc, advertising "Slots" on the Website. Illegal and/or unauthorized use or access to any part or Service of the Website, via phishing, "hawking", hyperlinking, hotlinking, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited/junk email or unauthorized framing of, or linking to, the Website, is not allowed and will be investigated or prosecuted. Unsolicited comments/posts masking or harbouring commercial advertisements, irrelevant advertising, foul language and other forms of improper solicitation, may be removed from member profiles or wherever they are published on the Website with or without notice and may result in termination of membership privileges; especially when these get mischievously disguised or embedded in comments, blog entries, articles, photographs, videos, affiliate links, lists, listings, appropriate legal action shall be taken by IfweBantu Social Network for any illegal, criminal or other unauthorized ways of Use of the Website. Repeated or diliberate non-observance of the afore-mentioned shall ultimately be reported as a nuisance to relevant authorities or contested in a court of law.
 
5) Proprietary Rights in Content on IfweBantu Social Network
 
IfweBantu Social Network owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website, its domain, the licences of software applications and plug-ins running the Site, and the Service. The Website’s code, all plug-ins and all applications that power the Site are all licensed to IfweBantu Social Network, where applicable. The Social Network contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of IfweBantu Social Network and its licensors. Except for information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
 
6) Content Posted on the Site
 
a. You understand and agree that IfweBantu Social Network may review and delete any content, message(s), IfweBantu Social Network Messenger message(s), photo(s) or profile(s) (collectively, "Content") that, in the sole judgment of IfweBantu Social Network, violate(s) this Agreement or that which may be found to be offensive, illegal or to violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety, of any Member.
 
b. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service or any material or information that you transmit to other Members via this Website.
 
c. By posting any Content to the public areas of the Website, you hereby grant to IfweBantu Social Network the non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, publicly perform and display such Content on the Website. This license will terminate at the time you remove such Content from the Website.
 
d. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website. IfweBantu Social Network reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the membership of such violators. 
 
Prohibited Content includes Content that:
 
i. is patently offensive and promotes racism, sexism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
 
 
ii. harasses or advocates harassment of another person or group of persons;
 
iii. involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming" and unsolicited hyperlinking or hotlinking;
 
iv. promotes or advertises information that is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is base, abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
 
v. promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
 
vi. contains restricted or password-access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
 
vii. provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
 
viii. provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
 
ix. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
 
or x. involves malicious commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent: such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and any kind of fraud involving matrix, pyramid or ponzi schemes.
 
e. You will use the Service only in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. 
 
f. You may not engage in improperly advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member of on this Wbsite to buy or sell any products or services through the Service of this Website, except where or in cases where such solicitation is exclusively permitted. 
 
You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. 
 
Although IfweBantu Social Network cannot of course monitor the conduct of its Members off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to, any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, IfweBantu Social Network reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which IfweBantu Social Network deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
 
g. You may not cover or obscure the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any IfweBantu Social Network page via HTML/CSS or any other means.
 
h. Any non-authorised automated use of the system, such as using scripts to manipulate the Service, is prohibited.
 
i. You may not attempt to impersonate another user or person who is not a member of IfweBantu Social Network. 
 
j. You may not use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time nor may you disclose your password to any third party or permit any third party to access your account.
 
k. You may not sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
 
7) Copyright Policy
 
You may 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 proprietar rights. It is the policy of IfweBantu Social Network to terminate membership privileges of any member who repeatedly infringes copyright, upon prompt notification to IfweBantu Social Network by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work or identity has been copied and posted on the Service or misrepresnted in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or is illegal, please contact us immediately with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and email address; where necessary, a written 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;where necessary, a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. IfweBantu Social Network can be reached via the email address: admin(at)ifwebantu.com
 
8) Member Disputes
 
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other IfweBantu Social Network Members. IfweBantu Social Network reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
 
9) Disclaimers
 
IfweBantu Social Network is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate presentation of content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service provided, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. IfweBantu Social Network is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. IfweBantu Social Network assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any user or Member communication. IfweBantu Social Network is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading material in connection with the Website and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances shall IfweBantu Social Network be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Website or the Service or from any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "As-Is", and IfweBantu Social Network expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. IfweBantu Social Network cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.
 
10) Limitation of Liability
 
IN NO EVENT SHALL IfweBantu Social Network BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVICE, EVEN IF IfweBantu Social Network HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, IfweBantu Social Network'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO IfweBantu Social Network FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.
 
11) Disputes
 
If there is any dispute about or involving the Website and/or the Service, by using the Website, you agree that any dispute shall be governed by the laws of the area in which we are based without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the area in which we are based.
 
12) Indemnity
 
You agree to indemnify and hold IfweBantu Social Network, its administration, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement, and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
 
13) IfweBantu Social Network is a trademark of IfweBantu Social Network.
 
14) Miscellaneous/Other
 
This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Website and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member of the Service. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and IfweBantu Social Network: regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. The failure of IfweBantu Social Network to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement, if anything is unclear, anytime. 
 
 
15) Registration as a member of this Website will require a User's Agreement and indication of said User's acceptance by following the instructions in the Registration process.
 
YOU ACCEPT THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT IN FULL AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED AND LISTED ABOVE.
 
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Last Edit: 20121010