Application and Acceptance of the Terms
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY!
1.Application and Acceptance of the Terms
1.2 You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age (at least 16 years old) to form a binding contract with Ghana Express, or (b) you are not permitted to receive any Services under the laws of local countries / regions including the country / region in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.
1.3 You acknowledge and agree that Ghana Express may amend any Terms at any time by posting the relevant amended and restated Terms on the Site. By continuing to use the Services or the Site, you agree that the amended Terms will apply to you.
1.4 If Ghana Express has posted or provided a translation of the English language version of the Terms, you agree that the translation is provided for convenience only and that the English language version will govern your uses of the Services or the Site.
1.5 You may be required to enter into a separate agreement, whether online or offline, with Ghana Express or our affiliate for any Service (“Additional Agreements”). If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the Terms and an Additional Agreement, the Additional Agreement shall take precedence over the Terms only in relation to that Service concerned.
1.6 The Terms may not otherwise be modified except in writing by an authorized officer of Ghana Express.
Provision of Services
2.1 You must register as a member on the Site in order to access and use some Services. Further, Ghana Express reserves the right, without prior notice, to restrict access to or use of certain Services (or any features within the Services) to paying Users or subject to other conditions that Ghana Express may impose in our discretion.
2.2 Some Services may be provided by Ghana Express’s affiliates on behalf of Ghana Express.
2.3 Services (or any features within the Services) may vary for different regions and countries. No warranty or representation is given that a particular Service or feature or function thereof or the same type and extent of the Service or features and functions thereof will be available for Users. Ghana Express may in our sole discretion limit, deny or create different level of access to and use of any Services (or any features within the Services) with respect to different Users.
2.4 Ghana Express may launch, change, upgrade, impose conditions to, suspend, or stop any Services (or any features within the Services) without prior notice except that in case of a fee-based Service, such changes will not substantially adversely affect the paying Users in enjoying that Service.
3.1 As a condition of your access to and use of the Site or Services, you agree that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations when using the Site or Services.
3.2 You agree to use the Site or Services solely for your own private and internal purposes. You agree that (a) you will not copy, reproduce, download, re-publish, sell, distribute or resell any Services or any information, text, images, graphics, video clips, sound, directories, files, databases or listings, etc available on or through the Site (the “Site Content”), and (b) you will not copy, reproduce, download, compile or otherwise use any Site Content for the purposes of operating a business that competes with Ghana Express, or otherwise commercially exploiting the Site Content. Systematic retrieval of Site Content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory (whether through robots, spiders, automatic devices or manual processes) without written permission from Ghana Express is prohibited. Use of any content or materials on the Site for any purpose not expressly permitted in the Terms is prohibited.
3.4 Ghana Express may allow Users to access to content, products or services offered by third parties through hyperlinks (in the form of word link, banners, channels or otherwise), API or otherwise to such third parties’ web site. You are cautioned to read such web site’ terms and conditions and/or privacy policies before using the Site. You acknowledge that Ghana Express has no control over such third parties’ web site, does not monitor such web site, and shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for such web site, or any content, products or services made available on such web site.
3.5 You agree not to undertake any action to undermine the integrity of the computer systems or networks of Ghana Express and/or any other User nor to gain unauthorized access to such computer systems or networks.
3.6 You agree not to undertake any action which may undermine the integrity of Ghana Express’s feedback system, such as leaving positive feedback for yourself using secondary Member IDs or through third parties or by leaving unsubstantiated negative feedback for another User.
3.7 By posting or displaying any information, content or material (“User Content”) on the Site or providing any User Content to Ghana Express or our representative(s), you grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, and sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) license to Ghana Express to display, transmit, distribute, reproduce, publish, duplicate, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works, such as using as product description on Ghana Express, advertising outside Ghana Express and otherwise use any or all of the User Content in any form, media, or technology now known or not currently known in any manner and for any purpose which may be beneficial to the operation of the Site, the provision of any Services and/or the business of the User. You confirm and warrant to Ghana Express that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
4.1 User must be registered on the Site to access or use some Services (a registered User is also referred to as a “Member” below). Except with Ghana Express’s approval, one User may only register one member account on the Site. Ghana Express may cancel or terminate a User’s member account if Ghana Express has reasons to suspect that the User has concurrently registered or controlled two or more member accounts. Further, Ghana Express may reject User’s application for registration for any reason.
4.2 Upon registration on the Site, Ghana Express shall assign an account and issue a member ID and password (the latter shall be chosen by a registered User during registration) to each registered User. An account may have a web-based email account with limited storage space for the Member to send or receive emails.
4.3 A set of Member ID and password is unique to a single account. Each Member shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Member ID and password and for all activities that occur under your account. No Member may share, assign, or permit the use of your Member account, ID or password by another person outside of the Member’s own business entity. Member agrees to notify Ghana Express immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or your account or any other breach of security of your account.
4.4 Member agrees that all activities that occur under your account (including without limitation, posting any company or product information, clicking to accept any Additional Agreements or rules, subscribing to or making any payment for any services, sending emails using the email account or sending SMS) will be deemed to have been authorized by the Member.
4.5 Member acknowledges that sharing of your account with other persons, or allowing multiple users outside of your business entity to use your account (collectively, “multiple use”), may cause irreparable harm to Ghana Express or other Users of the Site. Member shall indemnify Ghana Express, our affiliates, directors, employees, agents and representatives against any loss or damages (including but not limited to loss of profits) suffered as a result of the multiple use of your account. Member also agrees that in case of the multiple use of your account or Member’s failure to maintain the security of your account, Ghana Express shall not be liable for any loss or damages arising from such a breach and shall have the right to suspend or terminate Member’s account without liability to Member.
5.1 Each Member represents, warrants and agrees that they have full power and authority to accept the Terms in this agreement.
5.2 Member will be required to provide information or material about your entity as part of the registration process on the Site for a member account. Each Member represents, warrants and agrees that (a) such information and material whether submitted during the registration process or thereafter throughout the continuation of the use of the Site or Service is true, accurate, current and complete, and (b) you will maintain and promptly amend all information and material to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
5.4 Each Member represents, warrants and agrees that any User Content that they submit, post or display does not infringe or violate any of the copyright, patent, trademark, trade name, trade secrets or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party (“Third Party Rights”).
5.5 Each Member further represents, warrants and agrees that the User Content that you submit, post or display shall:
a) be true, accurate, complete and lawful;
b) not be false, misleading or deceptive;
c) not contain information that is defamatory, libellous, threatening or harassing, obscene, objectionable, offensive, sexually explicit or harmful to minors;
d) not contain information that is discriminatory or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
e) not contain any link directly or indirectly to any other web Site which includes any content that may violate the Terms.
5.6 Each Member further represents, warrants and agrees that you shall:
a) carry on your activities on the Site in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations;
b) carry on your activities in accordance with the Terms and any applicable Additional Agreements;
c) not use the Services or Site to defraud any person or entity;
d) not impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
e) not engage in spamming or phishing;
f) not engage in any other unlawful activities (including without limitation those which would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, etc) or encourage or abet any unlawful activities;
g) not involve attempts to copy, reproduce, exploit or expropriate Ghana Express’s various proprietary directories, databases and listings;
h) not involve any computer viruses or other destructive devices and codes that have the effect of damaging, interfering with, intercepting or expropriating any software or hardware system, data or personal information;
i) not involve any scheme to undermine the integrity of the data, systems or networks used by Ghana Express and/or any user of the Site or gain unauthorized access to such data, systems or networks;
j) not engage in any activities that would otherwise create any liability for Ghana Express or our affiliates.
5.7 Member may not use the Services and member account messaging to engage in activities which are identical or similar to Ghana Express’s e-commerce business.
5.8 Member agrees to provide all necessary information, materials and approval, and render all reasonable assistance and cooperation necessary for Ghana Express’s provision of the Services, evaluating whether Member has breached the Terms and/or handling any complaint against the Member. If Member’s failure to do so results in delay in, or suspension or termination of, the provision of any Service, Ghana Express shall not be obliged to extend the relevant service period nor shall be liable for any loss or damages arising from such delay, suspension or termination.
5.9 Member acknowledges and agrees that Ghana Express shall not be required to actively monitor nor exercise any editorial control whatsoever over the content of any message or material or information created, obtained or accessible through the Services or Site. Ghana Express does not endorse, verify or otherwise certify the contents of any comments or other material or information made by any Member. Each Member is solely responsible for the contents of their communications and may be held legally liable or accountable for the content of their comments or other material or information.
Breaches by Members
6.1 Ghana Express reserves the right in our sole discretion to remove, modify or reject any User Content that you submit to, post or display on the Site which we reasonably believe is unlawful, violates the Terms, could subject Ghana Express or our affiliates to liability, or is otherwise found inappropriate in Ghana Express’s opinion.
6.2 If any Member breaches any Terms or if Ghana Express has reasonable grounds to believe that any Member is in breach of any the Terms, Ghana Express shall have the right to impose a penalty against the Member, or suspend or terminate the Member’s account or subscription of any Service without any liability to the Member. Ghana Express shall also have the right to restrict, refuse or ban any and all current or future use of any other Service that may be provided by Ghana Express. The penalties that Ghana Express may impose include, among others, warning, removing any product listing or other User Content that the Member has submitted, posted or displayed, imposing restrictions on the number of product listings that the Member may post or display, or imposing restrictions on the Member’s use of any features or functions of any Service for such period as Ghana Express may consider appropriate in our sole discretion.
6.3 Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the Terms, a Member would be considered as being in breach of the Terms in any of the following circumstances:
a) Ghana Express has reasonable grounds to suspect that such Member has used a stolen credit card or other false or misleading information in any transaction with a counter party,
b) Ghana Express has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information provided by the Member is not current or complete or is untrue, inaccurate, or misleading, or
c) Ghana Express believes that the Member’s actions may cause financial loss or legal liability to Ghana Express or our affiliates or any other Users.
6.4 Ghana Express reserves the right to cooperate fully with governmental authorities, private investigators and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected criminal or civil wrongdoing. Further, Ghana Express may disclose the Member’s identity and contact information, if requested by a government or law enforcement body, an injured third party, or as a result of a subpoena or other legal action. Ghana Express shall not be liable for damages or results arising from such disclosure, and Member agrees not to bring any action or claim against Ghana Express for such disclosure.
6.5 If a Member is in breach of the Terms, Ghana Express also reserves the right to publish the records of such breach on the Site. If such breach involves or is reasonably suspected of involving dishonest or fraudulent activities, Ghana Express also reserves the right to disclose the records of such breach to our affiliates . Such Ghana Express affiliates may impose limitation on, suspend or terminate the Member’s use of all or part of the services provided by such affiliates to the Member, take other remedial actions, and publish the records about the Member’s breach of the Terms on the website operated by or controlled by such Ghana Express affiliates.
6.6 Ghana Express may, at any time and in our reasonable discretion, impose limitations on, suspend or terminate the Member’s use of any Service or the Site without being liable to the Member if Ghana Express has received notice that the Member is in breach of any agreement or undertaking with any affiliate of Ghana Express and such breach involves or is reasonably suspected of involving dishonest or fraudulent activities. Ghana Express shall have the right to publish the records of such breach on the Site. Ghana Express shall not be required to investigate such breach or request confirmation from the Member.
6.7 Each Member agrees to indemnify Ghana Express, our affiliates, directors, employees, agents and representatives and to hold them harmless, from any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may arise from your submission, posting or display of any User Content, from your use of the Site or Services, or from your breach of the Terms.
6.8 Each Member further agrees that Ghana Express is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you or anyone else for any User Content or other material transmitted over the Site, including fraudulent, untrue, misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illicit material and that the risk of damage from such material rests entirely with each Member. Ghana Express reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the Member, in which event the Member shall cooperate with Ghana Express in asserting any available defences.
Transactions Between Customers and Ghana Express
7.1 Customers agrees to provide all information and materials as may be reasonably required by Ghana Express in connection with orders placed at Ghana Express. Ghana Express has the right to suspend or terminate any Customers account if the Customer fails to provide the required information and materials or provides inaccurate or fraudulent information.
7.2 Each User agrees that Ghana Express shall not be liable or responsible for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs, harms, inconveniences, business disruptions or expenditures of any kind that may arise a result of or in connection with any use or storage of any products purchased from Ghana Express.
7.3 Ghana Express will maintain all applicable PCI DSS standards and protect all data provided by the cardholder.
7.4 When you make a purchase, you agree that the risk of loss transfers from Ghana Express to you from the moment we deliver your order to the carrier.
You will bear all related liabilities and risks during the third-party transportation of your order.
Limitation of Liability
8.1 TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY GHAHA EXPRESS ON OR THROUGH THE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS”, AND GHANA EXPRESS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF CONDITION, QUALITY, DURABILITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS, AND UNDERTAKINGS ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED.
8.2 TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GHANA EXPRESS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE VALIDITY, ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, STABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR CURRENTNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES; GHANA EXPRESS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE MANUFACTURE, IMPORTATION, EXPORT, DISTRIBUTION, OFFER, DISPLAY, PURCHASE, SALE AND/OR USE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR DISPLAYED ON THE SITES DOES NOT VIOLATE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS; AND GHANA EXPRESS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED OR DISPLAYED ON THE SITES.
8.3 Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the Site is done at each User’s sole discretion and risk and each User is solely responsible for any damage to Ghana Express’s computer system or loss of data that may result from the download of any such material. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by any User from Ghana Express or through or from the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.
8.4 Each User hereby further agrees to indemnify and save Ghana Express, our affiliates, directors, officers and employees harmless, from any and all losses, damages, claims, liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may arise, directly or indirectly, as a result of any claims asserted by Third Party Rights claimants or other third parties relating to products offered or displayed on the Site. Each User hereby further agrees that Ghana Express is not responsible and shall have no liability to you, for any material posted by others; including defamatory, offensive or illicit material and that the risk of damages from such material rests entirely with each User. Ghana Express reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you shall cooperate with Ghana Express in asserting any available defences.
8.5 Ghana Express shall not be liable for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever (including but not limited to damages for loss of profits or savings, business interruption, loss of information), whether in contract, negligence, tort, equity or otherwise or any other damages resulting from any of the following.
a) the use or the inability to use the Site or Services;
b) any defect in goods, samples, data, information or services purchased or obtained from a User or any other third party through the Site;
c) unauthorized access by third parties to data or private information of any User;
d) statements or conduct of any User of the Site; or;
e) any matters relating to Services however arising, including negligence.
8.6 Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions, the aggregate liability of Ghana Express, our employees, agents, affiliates, representatives or anyone acting on our behalf with respect to each User for all claims arising from the use of the Site or Services during any calendar year shall be limited to the greater of (a) the amount of fees the User has paid to Ghana Express or our affiliates during the calendar year and (b) GHS 1. The preceding sentence shall not preclude the requirement by the User to prove actual damages. All claims arising from the use of the Site or Services must be filed within one (1) year from the date the cause of action arose.
8.7 The limitations and exclusions of liability to you under the Terms shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by law and shall apply whether or not Ghana Express has been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses arising.
9.1 Under no circumstances shall Ghana Express be held liable for any delay or failure or disruption of the content or services delivered through the Site resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces or causes beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, Internet failures, computer, telecommunications or any other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, flood, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals or non-performance of third parties.
Intellectual Property Rights
10.1 Ghana Express is the sole owner or lawful licensee of all the rights and interests in the Site and the Site Content. The Site and Site Content embody trade secrets and other intellectual property rights protected under worldwide copyright and other laws. All title, ownership and intellectual property rights in the Site and Site Content shall remain with Ghana Express, our affiliates or licensors of the Site Content, as the case may be. All rights not otherwise claimed under the Terms or by Ghana Express are hereby reserved.
10.2 “GHANA EXPRESS” and related icons and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks or service marks of Ghana Express,
10.3 Ghana Express may have independent third parties involved in the provision of the Services (e.g., the authentication and verification service providers). You may not use any trademark, service mark or logo of such independent third parties without prior written approval from such parties.
11.1 All legal notices or demands to or upon Ghana Express shall be made in writing and sent to Ghana Express personally, by courier, certified mail, or facsimile to the following address: Accra, Ghana. The notices shall be effective when they are received by Ghana Express in any of the above-mentioned manners.
11.2 All legal notices or demands to or upon a User shall be effective if either delivered personally, sent by courier, certified mail, by facsimile or email to the last-known correspondence, fax or email address provided by the User to Ghana Express, or by posting such notice or demand on an area of the Site that is publicly accessible without a charge. Notice to a User shall be deemed to be received by such User if and when.
a) Ghana Express is able to demonstrate that communication, whether in physical or electronic form, has been sent to such User, or
b) Immediately upon Ghana Express posting such notice on an area of the Site that is publicly accessible without charge.
11.3 You agree that all agreements, notices, demands, disclosures and other communications that Ghana Express sends to you electronically satisfy the legal requirement that such communication should be in writing.
12.1 Subject to any Additional Agreements, the Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Ghana Express with respect to and govern your use of the Site and Services, superseding any prior written or oral agreements in relation to the same subject matter herein.
12.2 Ghana Express and you are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by the Terms.
12.3 If any provision of the Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deleted and the remaining provisions shall remain valid and be enforced.
12.4 Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.
12.5 Ghana Express’s failure to enforce any right or failure to act with respect to any breach by you under the Terms will not constitute a waiver of that right nor a waiver of Ghana Express’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
12.6 Ghana Express shall have the right to assign the Terms (including all of our rights, titles, benefits, interests, and obligations and duties in the Terms to any person or entity (including any affiliates of Ghana Express). You may not assign, in whole or part, the Terms to any person or entity.
12.7 The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Ghana without regard to its conflict of law provisions. In respect of all transactions, Ghana Express is the responsible party.