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Terms and Conditions

Description Of Service

The Pan African Alliance (“The Alliance”, “The Pan African Allliance”, “we”, “us” or “our”) provides a platform via its website, messenger service and apps (the “Site”) to a community of registered users (“users” or “you”) to engage in a variety of activities, including to upload and display photographs and video (“Visual Content”) share comments, opinions and ideas, promote commercial activity, participate in contests and promotions, and register for membership accounts (“Premium Accounts”, “Member Accounts”, “Memberships”). The foregoing list of Services is not all-inclusive and additional Services may be offered by us from time to time. The following are the terms of use (“Terms”) for using the Site and the Services.

Acceptance Of Terms

BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE AGREEING, ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF AND THOSE YOU REPRESENT, TO COMPLY WITH AND BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS AS WELL AS OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. IF YOU, FOR YOURSELF OR ON BEHALF OF THOSE YOU REPRESENT, DO NOT AGREE TO ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS, YOU MUST, FOR YOURSELF AND ON BEHALF ANY SUCH PERSON(S), DISCONTINUE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, AND, IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED, CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.

Modification of Terms

The Pan African Alliance reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the Terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms, The Pan African Alliance will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site. What constitutes a material change will be determined at The Pan African Alliance’s sole discretion. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any Service or viewing any content constitutes your acceptance of the Terms as modified.

In addition, when using particular features of the Services, you are subject to any posted guidelines, terms or rules applicable to such Services.

Your access to and use of the Site and our Services may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside of our control. The Pan African Alliance reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site, any Service and to remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. The Pan African Alliance may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and the Services without notice or liability. The Site should not be used or relied upon for storage of your Content and you are directed to retain your own copies of all Content posted on the Site that you have purchased, accessed, or uploaded.

Registration

As a condition to using Services, you are required to open an account with The Pan African Alliance and select a password and username, and to provide registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your access to the Services, by either terminating your email access or your account. Any personal information that you provide to The Pan African Alliance is governed by the The Pan African Alliance Privacy Policy.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through your  Pan African Alliance account.

Services are available to authorized representatives of legal entities and to individuals who are either (i) at least 18 years old to register for Premium Accounts or (ii) at least 14 years old, and who are authorized to access the Site by a parent or legal guardian. If you have authorized a minor to use the Site, you are responsible for the online conduct of such minor, and the consequences of any misuse of the Site by the minor. Parents and legal guardians are warned that the Site does display  Content containing nudity and violence that may be offensive to some.

User Conduct

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by The Pan African Alliance. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services or our site:

  1. To abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any person;
  2. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person;
  3. To communicate with The Pan African Alliance representatives or other users in an abusive or offensive manner;
  4. For any purpose (including posting or viewing Content) that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where you use the Services;
  5. To post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Communication designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any The Pan African Alliance user;
  6. To create or transmit unwanted ‘spam’ to any person or any URL including, but not limited to, the comments section of the website;
  7. To create multiple accounts for the purpose of spamming, trolling, harrassing, or affecting votes;
  8. To post copyrighted Content that does not belong to you, unless you are commenting on content in Blogs, where you may post such Content subject to providing appropriate attribution to the copyright owner and a link to the source of the Content;
  9. With the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you agree not to use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
  10. To artificially inflate or alter vote counts, blog counts, comments, or any other Service or for the purpose of giving or receiving money or other compensation in exchange for votes and/or in an attempt to alter the result of any contest or promotion, or for participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Services;
  11. To advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any third party products or services, or to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent;
  12. To promote or sell the Content of another person unless you are expressly authorized to do so;
  13. To sell, assign or otherwise transfer your profile.
  14. To recruit for any organization, community, company, or affiliation other than those approved by the Editor of the Pan African Alliance.

To report a suspected abuse of the Site or a breach of the Terms (other than relating to copyright infringement which is addressed under “COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS” below) or to request permission to promote or recruit for a third party please send written notice to us at email: editor@panafricanalliance.com

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site, including any communications that you exchange through The Pan African Alliance’s messenger service. The Pan African Alliance reserves the right, but has no obligation, to review disputes between you and other users. This includes the right to review messages exchanged through The Pan African Alliance’s messenger service, based on any reports that The Pan African Alliance receives alleging the violation of these Terms through the use of The Pan African Alliance’s messenger service, including without limitation, reports regarding alleged harassment, indecency, and offensive messages.

If the Services or Site are used in a manner that violates the Terms in any way, The Pan African Alliance may at its sole discretion, but is not required to, suspend or terminate your account, disable your access to the Site and/or take any steps that it deems appropriate to address the situation.