Terms of Service

Welcome to Africa’s Network!

Thanks for using our products and services (“Services”). The Services are provided by Africa's Network (AFN), located at 1343 N. Ashland Chicago, IL 60622, United States.

By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully. Our Services are very diverse, so sometimes additional terms or product requirements (including age requirements) may apply. Additional terms will be available with the relevant Services, and those additional terms become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services. Using our Services you must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.

Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.


WHILE USING THE SITE YOU WILL NOT:
• 1. Be false, misleading, inaccurate or include inaccurate, misleading or false information to a seller or on any Storefront which You maintain.
• 2. Act in a fraudulent way or become involved in the sale of stolen or counterfeit items.
• 3. Violate any local, state, federal or other applicable laws or the rights of third party parties.
• 4. Access or use the Site if You are not able to enter into legally binding agreements, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from the Site.
• 5. Fail to deliver payment for items purchased by You.
• 6. Fail to deliver items purchased from You if You are a Seller.
• 7. Infringe on another party’s right, title and interest in and to their intellectual property including copyrights and trademarks.
• 8. Interfere with the sales of other online sellers in any way that injures, damages or negatively affects their use and enjoyment of the Site.
• 9. Be libelous or defamatory with any information posted on the Site.
• 10. Disseminate or display spam, chain letters or pyramid schemes.
• 11. Contain or transmit code or employ other actions which may harm AFN the Site, the AFN Content or the interests or property of AFN users.
• 12. Copy, modify, or distribute content from the Site and/or AFN copyrights and trademarks unless agreed to by AFN.
• 13. Collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
• 14. Disseminate or display content or information that (a) is offensive or inflammatory, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individuals; (b) promotes illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, provides information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or © provides pirated content or links to pirated content files.
• 15. Be obscene or post any information that contains pornography including child pornography.
• 16. Violate the Seller’s Agreement, as the case may be, if You are a seller.
• 17. Use any automated means to access the Site for any purpose without the express written permission of AFN.
• 18. Take any action that imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site or the ability to operate the Site as determined solely by AFN. You are solely responsible for Your conduct while using the Site and for any and all information, store listings, advertisements, proposals, data, text, pictures, graphics, music, sights, sounds, depictions, images, photographs, audio, video and links (individually and collectively the “Third Party Content”) that You submit, post, and display on AFN. Further, as a Seller, You are solely responsible for each individual item of Third Party Content You display, link to or otherwise make available through the Site. You agree AFN has no control, and is not responsible for the Third Party Content appearing on the Site, and by using the Site or making purchases, You may encounter Third Party Content which You find is inaccurate, inappropriate, inflammatory or otherwise of concern to You. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.

AFN makes no representation or warranty of any kind concerning the truth or accuracy or any other aspect of any information posted on this website by a User or any other information appearing at websites which are linked to in any Third Party Content. As a Seller, You agree that You are solely responsible for all content, material and Third Party Content appearing in Your storefront or in any links appearing within Your storefront. You agree that AFN does not pre-approve or review Third Party Content; however, AFN retains the right but not the obligation to deny, remove or alter any Third Party Content that appears on the Site, if in the sole discretion of AFN, such Third Party Content violates the Terms. AFN does not claim ownership rights in Your Third Party Content. When You post or display Third Party Content on the Site, You grant to AFN a license to use and display the Third Party Content on the Site.

The Site and the AFN Content are protected by laws of the United States, and belongs solely to AFN. You may not use, change or amend in any way the Site or the AFN Content without the prior written approval of AFN. As a Seller, You are granted a revocable non-exclusive license as part of the Store Owner’s Agreement, as the case may be, to utilize references to AFN and its logo in connection with linking to Your Storefront on the Site from other web pages.

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications by notifying us at [email protected]; in the heading of this email the title should read "OPTING OUT." Failure to include the title as stated here may result in a delayed response.


AFRICA'S NETWORK ACCOUNT:
If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or account, please inform us by sending us an email at [email protected]; in the heading of this email the title should read "UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MY ACCOUNT." Failure to include the title as stated here may result in a delayed response.

PRIVACY AND COPYRIGHT PROTECTION:
Africa's Network privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that Africa's Network can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and want to notify us, you can inform us by emailing [email protected]; in the heading of this email the title should read "COPYRIGHT VIOLATION." Failure to include the title as stated here may result in a delayed response.


YOUR CONTENT IN OUR SERVICES:
Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.

When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Africa's Network (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services. Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.

You can find more information about how Africa's Network uses and stores content in the privacy policy or additional terms for particular Services by emailing us at co[email protected]'snetwork.com; in the heading of this email the title should read " PRIVACY POLICY CONTENT USE INQUIRY." Failure to include the title as stated here may result in a delayed response. Also note, If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.


ABOUT SOFTWARE IN OUR SERVICES:
When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update settings.

Africa's Network gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you as part of our Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Africa's Network, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.

Open source software is important to us. Some software used in our Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that expressly override some of these terms.


MODIFYING AND TERMINATING OUR SERVICES:
We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.

You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go. Africa's Network may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.

We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service.


OUR WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS:
We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about our Services.

OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, NEITHER AFRICA'S NETWORK NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTION OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.



LIABILITY FOR OUR SERVICES:
AFN ON BEHALF OF ITS MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, COVENANTS OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE AFN CONTENT, THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR ANY OTHER CONTENT. AFN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE AFN CONTENT, THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND ANY OTHER CONTENT, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE FURNISHED OR TO BE FURNISHED FROM OR ON THE SITE. AFN DOES NOT WARRANT: THAT THE FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED; OR -THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE AFN CONTENT, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, OR ANY OTHER CONTENT; OR THAT ANY ERRORS IN THE AFN CONTENT, THIRD PARTY DATE OR OTHER CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED. THE SITE, THE SERVICES, AND THE AFN CONTENT AND OTHER CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “WHERE IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. SOME COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

IN NO EVENT WILL AFN OR ITS MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF (I) YOUR CONDUCT OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT (II) INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE STORENVY CONTENT OR ANY OTHER CONTENT, (III) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE SITE; (IV) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE AFN CONTENT AND/OR ANY OTHER CONTENT, (V) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR INFORMATION, SHOPFRONT OR DATA, OR (VI) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE, THE SERVICES, STORENVY CONTENT OR ANY OTHER CONTENT, EVEN IF AFN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, THE SERVICES, AFN CONTENT OR ANY OTHER CONTENT, OR WITH THE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SITE. SOME COUNTIRES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, AND THEREFORE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH COUNTRIES AFN’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL, IN NO EVENT, EXCEED $100.00.

IF YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ONE OR MORE BUYERS, YOU RELEASE US (AND OUR MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS,) FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTE.

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD AFN (AND OUR MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS), HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF (A) YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY OR MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF GOODS OR SERVICES OFFERED FOR SALE OR ACTUALLY PURCHASED OR THE THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR OTHER CONTENT YOU SUBMIT, POST OR MAKE AVAILABLE THROUGH OR ON A STOREFRONT AND (B) YOUR USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES, OR THE AFN CONTENT OR ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF THIS AGREEMENT.

YOU HEREBY FURTHER RELEASE AFN (AND OUR MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS) FOR ALL ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF OTHER USERS, INCLUDING GOODS AND SERVICES ADVERTISED OR SOLD. YOU AGREE THE SITE IS DESIGNED TO PERMIT PARTIES TO ENTER INTO TRANSACTIONS FOR ALL KINDS OF GOODS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES. AFN HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, SAFETY OR LEGALITY OF THE GOODS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED, THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION SET FORTH IN THE SHOPFRONTS, THE ABILITY OF SELLERS TO SELL ITEMS, THE ABILITY OF BUYERS TO PAY FOR ITEMS, OR THAT A BUYER OR SELLER WILL ACTUALLY COMPLETE A TRANSACTION.


BUSINESS USES OF OUR SERVICES:
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Africa's Network and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.


ABOUT THESE TERMS:
We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. We’ll post notice of modified additional terms in the applicable Service. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.
If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict. These terms control the relationship between Africa's Network and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights. If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future). If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

You and AFN are independent of one another and consequently, no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
The laws of Illinois, U.S.A., excluding Illinois’s conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Chicago, Illinois, USA, and you and Africa's Network consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

For information about anything not specified here please email us at [email protected]; in the heading of this email the title should read "OTHER: SPECIFY TERMS." Failure to include the title may result in a delayed response.

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