TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR USE OF
Website covered: www.juritrustcentre.org
Effective Date: 9 October, 2023
By accessing either directly or through a hyperlink, the Website, and/or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service,” assent to and agree to be bound by the Terms of Service including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink.
These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including vendors, buyers, customers, browsers and/or contributors of content.
The parties referred to in these Terms of Service shall be defined as follows:
a) Owner, We, Us: the Owner, as the creator, operator, and publisher of the Website, makes the Website, and certain Services on it, available to users. JURITRUST CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION, Owner, We, Us, Our, Ours and other first-person pronouns will refer to the Owner as well as all employees and affiliates of the Owner.
b) The Client, the User, You: You, as the user of the website, will be referred to throughout these Terms of Service with second-person pronouns such as You, Your, Yours, or as User or Client. For the purpose of these Terms of Service, the term “User” or “you” shall mean any natural or legal person who is accessing the Website. The term “Your” shall be construed accordingly.
c) Parties: Collectively, the parties to these Terms of Service (the Owner and You) will be referred to as Parties.
d) Services: Refers to any and all services provided by or on the Website, including but not limited to the sale of Journals, Manuscripts, Books, Laws, Legislation, Training and Workshops, Conferences, and any other offerings or functionalities made available to users. The term “Services” encompasses both free and paid services, as well as any other resources, tools, or information provided through the Website.
2) ABOUT THE SITE
The Website serves as an online platform offering a variety of access to the following products and services related to legal research and documentation. Specifically, the Website provides:
a. Journals: Academic and professional journals covering various socio-legal topics and research.
b. Manuscripts: Original works and writings contributed by legal scholars and practitioners.
c. Books: Publications that delve into diverse areas of law, providing insights and analyses.
d. Laws and Legislations: Collections of statutes, regulations, and legislative materials for reference.
e. Training and Workshops: Educational sessions and workshops aimed at enhancing legal knowledge and skills.
f. Conferences: Events that facilitate discussions, presentations, and networking among the legal community.
We reserve the right to refuse access to any service or refuse to sell any product on the Website at our sole discretion to anyone for any reason at any time.
3) ASSENT & ACCEPTANCE
By using the Website, you warrant that You have read and reviewed these Terms of Service and that You agree to be bound by it. If You do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, please leave the Website immediately.
The Owner only agrees to provide use of this Website and Services to You if You assent to these Terms of Service.
Further, based on the Services obtained by a User, additional terms and conditions in respect of the specific Services may apply, which shall be deemed an agreement between the Users and the Owner.
4) ACCEPTABLE USE
You agree not to use the Website or Services for any unlawful purpose, any purpose prohibited under this clause or in any way that could damage the Website, Services or general business of the Owner.
a) You further agree not to use the Website or Services:
i) To abuse, harass or threaten others or otherwise violate any person’s legal rights.
ii) To violate any intellectual property rights of the Owner or any third party:
iii) To upload or otherwise disseminate any computer viruses or other software that may damage the property of another,
iv) To perpetrate any fraud;
v) To engage in or create any unlawful gambling, sweepstakes or pyramid schemes:
vi) To publish or distribute any obscene or defamatory material;
vii) To publish or distribute any material that incites violence, hate or discrimination towards any group;
viii) To unlawfully gather information about others.
ix) To violate any international, federal, provincial, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances in connection with your use of the Website and Services.
b) You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations concerning your use of the website and further agree that you will not transmit any information, data, text, files, links, software, chats, communication or other materials that are abusive, invasive of another’s privacy, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, unlawful, false, misleading, harmful, threatening, hateful or racially or otherwise objectionable, including without limitation material of any kind or nature that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, rive rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, provincial, national, or international law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances.
We may but have no obligation to monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorised purpose nor may you in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
5) USER ELIGIBILITY & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Website does not screen or censor the users who register on and access the Website.
b) User Responsibilities:
i. You are responsible for providing accurate and complete information during the registration process and are required to update such information as needed to keep it current, complete, and accurate.
ii. You must safeguard their account credentials and are solely responsible for any activities that occur under their account, whether or not you have authorized such activities.
iii. You agree to notify the Owner immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.
iv. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Website.
v. You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes without infringing the rights of or restricting the use of this Website by any third party.
You agree to conduct yourself in a professional and respectful manner while using the Website in accordance with the “Acceptable Use” in this Terms of Service.
You are prohibited from sharing, selling, or transferring your account to another party without the Owner's prior written consent.
Failure to comply with the terms outlined in this section may result in the suspension or termination of the User’s account, at the sole discretion of the Owner.
6) LICENSE TO USE WEBSITE
a) License Grant:
The Owner grants You a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Website and the Services, including the Owner Materials, solely for your personal, non-commercial use, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
b) Owner Materials:
“Owner Materials” refers to any documentation, data, or information developed by the Owner, and other materials which may assist in Your use of the Website or Services. You agree not to use Owner Materials for any other purpose, and this license terminates upon Your cessation of use of the Website or Services or at the termination of this Agreement.
c) Unauthorized Access and Use:
“Unsolicited access” refers to any form of access to the Website, Services, or Owner Materials that is not explicitly granted to You under this Agreement. Examples include, but are not limited to, hacking, password mining, and other unauthorized access or use of the Website or Services.
i. Unauthorized access and use of the services and materials are prohibited.
ii. You agree not to collect contact information of other Users from the Website or download or copy any information by means of unsolicited access to communicate directly with them or for any other unauthorized purpose.
iii. You agree not to bypass any measures implemented by the Owner to prevent or restrict access to the Website, Services, or Owner Materials.
d) Termination of License:
Any unauthorized use of the Website, Services, or Owner Materials by You shall terminate the permission or license granted to You by the Owner under this Agreement. Please adhere strictly to the above terms to avoid the revocation of your license to use the Website and Services.
7) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You agree that the Website and all Services provided by the Owner are the property of the Owner, including all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and other intellectual property (“Owner IP”). You agree not to infringe on these rights and must comply with all applicable laws. You agree that the Owner owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the Owner IP and that You will not use the Owner IP for any unlawful or infringing purpose. You agree not to reproduce or distribute the Owner IP in any way, including electronically or via registration of any new trademarks, trade names, service marks, or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), without express written permission from the Owner.
8) PAYMENT & FEES
Should You register for any of the paid Services on this website or purchase any product or service on this website: You agree to pay Us the specific monetary amounts required for that product or those Services. These monetary amounts (“Fees”) will be described to You during Your account registration and/or confirmation process. The final amount required for payment will be shown to You immediately prior to purchase. Payment for any on-going Services is billed automatically until You notify Us that You would like to terminate Your access to the Services as clearly stated in the “PROCESS OF CANCELLATION” section of this terms of service.
We reserve the right to refuse service or refuse to sell the products on the website at our sole discretion to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that each time uses the Website in any manner, you agree to these Terms. By agreeing to these Terms, you acknowledge that you are interested in availing and purchasing the Services that you have selected and consent to receive communications via phone or electronic records from the Website including e-mail messages telling you about products and services offered by the Website (0r its affiliates and partners) and understanding your requirements. Communication can also be posting any notices on the Website. You agree that the communications sent to You by the Website shall not be construed as spam or bulk under any law prevailing in any country where such communication is received.
10) AFFILIATE MARKETING & ADVERTISING
The Owner, through the Website and Services, may engage in affiliate marketing whereby the Owner receives a commission on or percentage of the sale of goods or services on or through the Website. The Owner may also accept advertising and sponsorships from commercial businesses or receive other forms of advertising compensation.
11) PRIVACY INFORMATION
a) Information We May Collect or Receive: Depending on how You use our website or services, We may receive information from external applications You use to access Our Website, or We may receive information through various web technologies, such as cookies, log files, clear gifs, web beacons or others.
b) How We Use Information: We use the information gathered from You to ensure Your continued good experience on Our website. We may also track certain of the passive information received to improve Our marketing and analytics, and for this, We may work with third-party providers, including other marketers.
c) How We protect your Data: We are committed to protecting your data and implementing reasonable security measures to safeguard your personal information.
d) How You Can Protect Your Information: While we are committed to protecting your data, however, it’s crucial for You to also take steps to protect your data, such as not sharing passwords and enabling security features available to You. You have control over your information. If You would like to disable Our access to any passive information We receive from the use of various technologies, You may choose to disable cookies or other tracking technologies (as your browser allows).
12) THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
a) Damages may arise from various factors, including but not limited to:
i. your access to or use of, or inability to access or use, the Website;
ii. any trojan horses, bugs, viruses, or similar malicious software that may be transmitted to or through the Website by any third party; or
iii. any unauthorized access to or use of our services and/or any personal information stored therein.
b) General Limitation: We shall not be held liable, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages. This includes any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, as well as any loss of data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses.
c) Limitation of responsibility: The entire responsibility of the Owner pertaining to any claims arising from or pertaining to the Website, Services, or these Terms and Conditions, including any implied warranties, is limited to the sum that you have paid for the use of the Services (or zero sum, if the Services are provided free of charge).
d) No Warranty: The Website and Our Services are provided in its current state without any warranty, whether explicit or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, suitability for a certain purpose, or non-infringement. The website owner cannot guarantee uninterrupted, secure, error-free, or free from dangerous components access to the website or services. Additionally, there is no guarantee that any of the aforementioned issues will be rectified.
e) Indemnification: You agree to assume responsibility for, compensate, and protect the Owner, its affiliates, and services, from any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or any fee that may arise as a result of or in connection with the Your breach of these Terms and Conditions or usage of Our Website and Services.
13) ASSUMPTION OF RISK
The Website and Services are provided for communication and informational purposes only. By using the Website and Services, you acknowledge and accept these together with the risks. You agree that the Owner is not liable for any harm, loss, or damage that may result from these risks including the following:
a) No Professional Advice: Information posted on the Website is not intended to be legal, medical, or financial advice. No fiduciary relationship is created between you and the Owner. The Owner does not assume responsibility or liability for any advice or other information given on the Website.
b) Purchase Risks: Any purchase of products on the Website is at your own risk. The Owner is not responsible for any loss or damage that may result from your purchase or use of the products.
c) Online Security Risks: While we strive to secure your data, we cannot guarantee that the Website or Services are free from viruses, malware, or other security threats. You are responsible for protecting your own device and data.
d) Third-Party Risks: The Website may contain links to third-party websites. The Owner is not responsible for the content, policies, or practices of these third-party sites.
e) Other liability for any harm arising from the use of the Website and Services, including but not limited to computer damage, data loss, or exposure to dangerous software, does not rest with the Owner.
14) CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS
We may modify the terms and conditions, provided that appropriate notification is given. You have the right to cancel the agreement in the event that modifications significantly hinder your access or have a negative impact on your ability to use the service.
The agreement may be terminated by any party in accordance with the defined terms below.
a) Termination by Owner:
The owner retains the prerogative to cancel your access to the services based on the following circumstances:
ii) Security Risks: In the event that your account presents a potential threat to the security of the Website, other Users, or the Owner.
iii) Non-payment: In the event that you fail to fulfil financial obligations associated with the acquisition of services or goods, resulting in the presence of unpaid fees.
iv) Misuse of Services: Using the Services for purposes that are not clearly permitted within the confines of the established Terms of service.
v) Illegal Activity: Engaging in acts that are unlawful or have a negative impact on the functioning, reputation, or legal responsibility of the Owner or the Website.
vi) Any other ground that may be deemed reasonable by Us.
The owner retains the prerogative to initiate legal proceedings against the user in cases when infractions justify such actions.
b) Termination by the user:
Users may choose to terminate their access to the Services under the circumstances of Dissatisfaction with any aspect of the Services provided by the Owner; Change of Mind; Misrepresentation regarding the Services offered; Alteration of Terms of service.
The decision to reinstate a terminated account rests completely with the Owner. If cancelation was due to violations of Terms of Service, in order to be considered for reinstatement, You may be obligated to rectify any infractions and provide guarantees pertaining to future adherence.
In the event that you wish to terminate your agreement to the services provided by Us, You are advised to adhere to the following procedure defined herein:
II. Period of Cancellation: In order to seek a cancellation, you must submit the request no later than 2 weeks before the expiration of the user's ongoing subscription term. The implementation of cancellation will occur at the conclusion of the current billing cycle.
III. Refunds: The provision of refunds for cancellations is subject to the exclusive discretion of the Owner. The user who cancels their subscriptions within 7 days of its commencement and have not used the services may be eligible for a refund. Refund eligibility and amounts may vary based on the services or products purchased, and any applicable refund policies should be referenced and adhered to.
IV. Implications of Cancellation: When a cancellation occurs, users will no longer have the ability to use any services or features that are linked to their account. We retain the right to remove any data and information linked to the Your account in the event of cancellation.
16. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
This agreement is governed by Nigerian law. All Nigerian and international legal instruments shall apply to the resolution of any dispute that may arise in the course of execution of this agreement between us and any user. The forum of dispute resolution shall be Nigeria and any other country allowed by the applicable laws.
17. GOVERNING LAW
This agreement is made pursuant to the Nigerian Data Protection Act 2023, Nigeria’s Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention), etc. Act 2015 and other relevant Nigerian laws, regulations and international conventions applicable to Nigeria.