Terms Of Use

Welcome to the Every Girl Africa Community website. We want you to enjoy your experience with the EGA Community. These terms of use and the policies referred to herein contain the complete terms and conditions (the “Terms” or “Agreement”) that apply to your use of the EGA Community website, and mobile site. In this Agreement, “the EGA content related to the EGA Community and owned by EGA Community are collectively referred to as “EGA Community Materials.”

Use of the EGA Community website or any of the EGA Community materials constitute a knowing acceptance of an acknowledgement of these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use this site or any of the EGA Community materials.

We may modify the Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you, and any changes will be effective when posted. If the EGA Community changes these terms and conditions, the EGA Community will post the date of the last revision at the bottom of this Agreement and will post the revised version on the Site. We will also notify you of changes via email, but You are encouraged to review the current version of the Terms of Use upon each use of the EGA Community Materials. Continued use of our website or materials after notice of changes to these Terms will be deemed acceptance.

About our Community 

EGA is the next-door community for every girl in Africa, a place where African girls celebrate one another and bond over common interests, passion, and purpose. It is a hub where great relationships are built, lessons are learned, inspirations are met, and ultimately where every girl in Africa finds home.

The EGA Community provides this website to help foster relationships with every girl in Africa, as we hope to inspire healthier communities, and set clear paths for meaningful interaction. This website provides information, resources, guidance, and a place where every girl in Africa can find a bandwidth of beneficial information and answers quickly. You can bounce off ideas with each other and work through problems. You can meet new people who share similar passions and interests.

Privacy Policy

The EGA Community is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please review our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and made a part of this Agreement.

Affirmative Representations Regarding Your Use of the Service. 

When you use the Service, you represent that: (a) the information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) your use of the Service does not violate any applicable laws or regulations; (c) you are of sufficient legal age or otherwise have legal capacity to legally enter into these Terms of Use.

User Registration and Accounts. 

You can visit and browse the Service without becoming a registered user of the Service, but you will not be able to sign up for or receive emails through the Service, unless you are a registered user of the Service. You can sign up to become a registered user of the Service by completing the registration process on the Site.  If you sign up to become a registered user of the Service, you agree: (i) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (ii) to maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

Prohibited Activities; Social Media Guidelines

A. Prohibited Activities. 

You agree that in connection with your use of the Service, you will not:

(i) use the Every Girl Africa name, logo, trademark or branding in a way that confuses people about your affiliation or relationship with Every Girl Africa;

(ii) use the Service for any unauthorized purpose including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of other users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or other electronic communications, or engaging in unauthorized framing of, or linking to, the Service without our express written consent;

(iii) transmit chain letters, bulk or junk email or interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Service or the networks or services connected to the Service, including without limitation, hacking into the Service, or using the system to send unsolicited or commercial emails, bulletins, comments or other communications;

(iv) impersonate any other person or entity, provide false or misleading identification or address information, or invade the privacy, or violate the personal or proprietary right, of any person or entity;

(v) use the Service for purposes of advertisements or solicitations for jobs or employment, or otherwise use the Service to hire any person to perform work, including, without limitation, posting advertisements or solicitations for modeling jobs or talent or talent scouting positions on the Service;

(vi) use the Service in connection with any franchise, pyramid scheme, “club membership,” distributorship or sales representative agency arrangement or other business opportunities which requires an up-front or periodic payment, pays commissions, or requires recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents;

(vii) decompile, disassemble, modify, translate, adapt, reverse engineer, create derivative works from or sublicense the Service, or any portion thereof; or

(viii) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Materials or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the Materials on the Service.

B. Social Media Guidelines. 

If you access or use any of the Every Girl Africa Community social media pages on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, or YouTube, or post any reviews or comments regarding your use of the Service on these social media services or other third party websites, we ask you to follow the following guidelines:

(i) Please be polite and courteous. Bullying, name-calling, profanity, or anything that does not contribute to the EGA Community conversation of encouragement, gruesome language or the likes, are not acceptable.

(ii) All postings should come from a real person. Our community is important to us.

(iii) Please verify that all information submitted is accurate and factual. Negative comments and complaints posted by you could be construed as claims about Every Girl Africa or an individual and may be subject to libel laws and other legal claims.

(iv) We would like to hear about your complaints or concerns regarding the Service before you share them publicly with others so that we can help resolve them for you. If you are a user and have a customer service comment, complaint, concern or idea, please email us at hello@everygirlafrica.com.

Age Limits and Users Under 14

To create an EGA online account, you must be—and you represent and warrant to the EGA Community that you are—at least 14 years old. This Site is not intended to be used by individuals under 14 years of age. By using any portion of the EGA Community website, you are representing and warranting that you meet the required applicable age limits or as otherwise indicated in writing by the EGA Community from time to time.

Email Policy

You may receive periodic emails from the EGA Community. These emails include, but are not limited to, newsletters, notifications regarding your account, purchases of EGA Community products or services, notifications regarding the reporting tool, or other messages. If you would rather not receive email from the EGA Community, please send an email to unsubscribe@everygirlafrica.com and you will be unsubscribed from receiving further mailings.

Our Intellectual Property Rights.  

The EGA Community Materials are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and/or other intellectual property laws. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the EGA Community, all text, graphics, video, data or other content appearing on or posted to the EGA Community website, including but not limited to visual interfaces, data, interactive features, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, software, comments, reports and other usage-related data, your account, and all other elements and components of the EGA Community Materials and website are owned by EGA Community or its licensors (collectively “EGA Community Content”). The Service and the Materials are for your information and personal use only and not for commercial exploitation. We reserve all rights in and to the Service and the Materials. If you download or print a copy of the Materials for your own personal use, you must retain all trademark, copyright and other proprietary notices contained in and on the Materials.

Our Management of the Service; User Misconduct

A. Our Right to Manage the Service.  

We reserve the right, but do not undertake the obligation to: (i) monitor or review the Service for violations of these Terms of Use and for compliance with our policies; (ii) report to law enforcement authorities and/or take legal action against anyone who violates these Terms of Use; (iii) manage the Service in a manner designed to protect our and third parties’ rights and property or to facilitate the proper functioning of the Service; (iv) screen our users, or attempt to verify the statements of our users and/or (v) monitor disputes between you and other users or to terminate or block you and other users from using the Service.

B. Interactions with other Users. 

Please choose carefully the information you share through the Service and that you give to other users of the Service. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through the Service.

C. Our Right to Terminate Users. 

Without limiting any other provision of these Terms of Use, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion, and without notice or liability, deny access to and use of the Service to any person for any reason or for no reason at all, as permitted by applicable law, including, without limitation, for breach of any representation, warranty or covenant contained in these Terms of Use, or any applicable law or regulation.

Links to Third Party Sites

The EGA Community website may contain links to websites operated by parties other than the EGA Community. Such links are provided for your reference only, and you may be able to share information with Third Party Sites through links on the Service; however, we do not own or operate the Third Party Sites, and we do not control such Web sites and will not be responsible for their content. The EGA Community have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including products or services, made available through Third Party Sites. The EGA Community’s inclusion of any third party links does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. Before visiting a Third Party Site through links or other means provided on or through the Service, you should review the Third Party Site’s terms and conditions and privacy policy, and inform yourself of the regulations, policies and practices of these Third Party Sites.

Warranty Disclaimer; Limitation on Liability

A. Disclaimer of Warranties  

(i) To the extent permitted by applicable law, all materials or items provided through the Service are provided “as is” and “as available,” without warranty or conditions of any kind.  By operating the Service, we do not represent or imply that we endorse any materials or items available on or linked to by the Service, including, without limitation, content hosted on Third Party Sites, or that we believe any materials or items to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of the Service. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms of Use. You agree that your use of the Service will be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we and each of our advertisers, licensors, suppliers, officers, directors, investors, managers, members, partners, affiliates, employees, agents, service providers and other contractors disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, in connection with the Service and your use thereof.  

(ii) To the extent permitted by applicable law, we make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or completeness of the Service’s content, the content of any site linked to the Service, or information or any other items or materials on the Service or linked to by the Service. We assume no liability or responsibility for any (a) errors, mistakes or inaccuracies of content and materials, (b) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Service, (c) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein, (d) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Service, (e) any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the likes, which may be transmitted to or through the Service by any third party, and/or (f) any errors or omissions in any content and materials or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, transmitted or otherwise made available through the Service.

B. Limited Liability. 

You are using the EGA Community website “As Is”. In no event shall the EGA Community be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any special, exemplary, punitive, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort, or otherwise, which arises out of or is any way connected with (i) any use of the services, the EGA Community’s website, or the EGA Community’s content, (ii) any content containing erroneous or outdated data, (iii) any failure or delay (including, but not limited to, the use or inability to use any component of the services or the EGA Community’s website for uploading or storing content), (iv) the performance or non-performance of any third party in connection with the EGA Community’s material, or (v) any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any special, exemplary, punitive, incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost profits) of any kind, whether based in contract, tort or otherwise, which arises out of or is in any way connected with a user’s submission of content to the EGA Community’s website participation in any EGA Community’s contest, or use of the EGA Community’s website or our materials. All claims brought under this agreement must be brought within one year from the date when the claim accrued or will be waived.

In addition, all users specifically understand and agree that any third party directing users to the EGA Community’s website by referral, link or any other means is not liable to user for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to damages or loss associated with the use of the EGA Community materials.

This limitation of liability and the disclaimer of warranty shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Notice of and Procedure for Claims of Copyright Infringement

The EGA Community respects the intellectual property and proprietary rights of others. If you believe that your copyrighted material has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on the EGA Community website, please send a notice to hello@everygirlafrica.com containing the following:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work(s) that is/are alleged to have been infringed;
  • A description of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim is/are infringing and the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work(s) exists/exist (for example, the URL of the website where the copyrighted work(s) is/are lawfully published; the name, edition and page(s) of a book, etc.);
  • A description of where the material that you claim is/are infringing is/are located on this site, including the URL, so that we can locate the material;
  • Your address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in the notice is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or applicable law; and
  • A statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above-listed requirements of this Section, your notice may not be valid.

If you believe that your content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Description of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location where the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If we receive a counter-notice, we may send a copy to the original complaining party informing the complainant that EGA Community may replace or enable the removed content in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at EGA Community’s sole discretion.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the EGA Community, its subsidiaries and affiliates, agents, officers, directors, attorneys, or other employees, and permitted assigns, from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by anyone due to or arising from content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the EGA Community’s website, your use of the EGA Community materials, your connection to the EGA Community’s website, your violation of these Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or other terms of use, or your violation of any rights of another, including but not limited to claims of intellectual property infringement.

Severability

If any of the provisions, or portions thereof, of this Agreement are found to be invalid under applicable law, then, the remainder of the Agreement shall be in full force and effect to the fullest extent possible.

No Assignment

You may not transfer or assign your rights and obligations under this Agreement without the prior, written consent of the EGA Community; however, we may freely assign this Agreement without restriction.

Waiver

Any waiver of any provision of this Agreement, or a delay by any party in the enforcement of any right hereunder, shall neither be construed as a continuing waiver nor create an expectation of non-enforcement of that or any other provision or right. No waiver shall be enforceable against the EGA Community unless such waiver is in writing signed by the EGA Community.

Governing Law

This Agreement is made under and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Nigerian Laws, without giving effect to any conflicts of laws or other principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of Nigeria, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. You must commence any cause of action or claim against EGA Community relating to this website within one (1) year after the cause of action or claim arises, otherwise You agree that Your cause of action or claim shall be barred.

International Access

This Site can be accessed from countries other than Nigeria. This Site may contain products or services or references to products or services that are not available outside Nigeria. Any such references do not imply that such products or services will be made available outside Nigeria. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so as is and are responsible for compliance with local law and regulations.

Relationship Between Parties

You acknowledge that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between You and the EGA Community as a result of this Agreement or use of the EGA Community’s website. You agree not to hold yourself out as a representative, agent, or employee of the EGA Community, and we shall not be liable for any representation, act or omission by You to the contrary.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement, together with the Privacy Policy, any related terms of use or services agreements, and all other related Policies, form the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements pertaining hereto. This Agreement may only be amended by the EGA Community in writing and will be effective immediately upon posting the revised version to the EGA Community website. Your use of the EGA Community website and our Materials shall be subject to the current version of this Agreement at your time of use of the EGA Community website and our Materials, as provided herein.

Reservation of Rights

The EGA Community reserves to itself any and all rights not expressly granted herein.

Contact Us

Please send any notices, questions, comments, or concerns regarding this website, (other than notifications of claimed copyright infringement) to: hello@everygirlafrica.com.

REVISION DATE: JANUARY 23, 2020.