Terms & Conditions

Welcome, and thanks for using PEI exChange. When you use our product and service, you're agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the Terms and Conditions below.

Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.

1. Introduction

We are a social network and online platform for professionals and experts working on the sustainable development of the African continent.

1.1. Purpose

The PEI exChange’s mission is to provide a platform where people can connect, chat and exchange knowledge to drive real change for African development.

Our vision, an African continent, technologically independent and sustainably developed thanks to the cooperation between the private, public, government sectors and civil society.

Our services are designed to promote dialogue and exchange of knowledge between our members by enabling you and thousands of other professionals to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities to promote the sustainable development of the African continent in a network of trusted relationships.

1.2. Agreement

When you use our Services, you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms.

You also agree to our Privacy Policy, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.

You agree that by clicking “Join Now” “Join PEI exChange”, “Sign Up” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services, you are entering into a legally binding agreement (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company).

This “Agreement” includes this User Agreement and the Privacy Policy, and other terms that will be displayed to you at the time you first use certain features (such as starting a “Group Chat” ), as may be amended by PEI exChange from time to time. If you do not agree to this Agreement, do NOT click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services.

Registered users of our Services are “Members”.

2. Obligations

2.1. Service Eligibility

Here are some promises you make to us in this Agreement:

You're eligible to enter into this Agreement and you are at least our “Minimum Age.”

To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you must be the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older; (2) you will only have one PEI exChange account, which must be in your real name; and (3) you are not already restricted by PEI exChange from using the Services.

“Minimum Age” means (a) 18 years old for the People's Republic of China, (b) 16 years old for the Netherlands, (c) 14 years old for the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Australia and South Korea, and (d) 13 years old for all other countries. However, if law requires that you must be older in order for PEI exChange to lawfully provide the Services to you (including the collection, storage and use of your information) then the Minimum Age is such older age. The Services are not for use by anyone under the age of 13.

2.2. Your Membership

You'll keep your password a secret.

You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.

As between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to: (1) try to choose a strong and secure password; (2) keep your password secure and confidential; (3) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections, groups) and (4) follow the law and the Dos and Don'ts below. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.

2.3. Notices and Service Messages

You're okay with us using our website and email to provide you with important notices. This Agreement applies to mobile applications as well. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us.

If the contact information you provide isn't up to date, you may miss out on these notices.

You agree that we may provide notices to you in the following ways: (1) a banner notice on the Service, or (2) an email sent to an address you provided, or (3) through other means including mobile number, telephone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.

Please review your PEI exChange settings to control and limit what kind of messages you receive from us.

2.4. Messages and Sharing

When you share information, others can see, copy and use that information.

Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, links to news articles, messages and blogs. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members.

We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice.

3. Rights and Limits

3.1. Your License to PEI exChange

You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non- exclusive license to it.

We'll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content. You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your PEI exChange profile will be truthful.

As between you and PEI exChange, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting PEI exChange the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:

You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.

We will not include your content in advertisements for the products and services of others (including sponsored content) to others without your separate consent. However, we have the right, without compensation to you or others, to serve ads near your content and information, and your comments on sponsored content may be visible as noted in the Privacy Policy. We will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Members and/or Visitors may access and share your content and information, consistent with your settings and degree of connection with them.

While we may edit and make formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression. Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others, including under the terms of a Creative Commons license. You agree that we may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy and your privacy settings.

By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to PEI exChange, you agree that PEI exChange can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.

You agree to only provide content or information if that does not violate the law nor anyone's rights (e.g., without violating any intellectual property rights or breaching a contract). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful. PEI exChange may be required by law to remove certain information or content in certain countries.

3.2. Service Availability

We may change or discontinue any of our Services. We can't promise to store or keep showing any information and content you've posted.

We may change, suspend or end any Service, or change and modify prices prospectively in our discretion. To the extent allowed under law, these changes may be effective upon notice provided to you.

PEI exChange is not a storage service. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content or information that you or others provide, except to the extent required by applicable law.

3.3. Other Content, Sites and apps

When you see or use others' content and information posted on our Services, it's at your own risk.

Third parties may offer their own products and services through PEI exChange, and we aren't responsible for those third-party activities.

By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. PEI exChange generally does not review content provided by our Members. You agree that we are not responsible for third parties' (including other Members') content or information or for any damages as result of your use of or reliance on it.

You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from our Services. If you allow a third party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your PEI exChange account, that app or site can access information on PEI exChange related to you and your connections. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except to the limited extent it may be required by applicable law, PEI exChange is not responsible for these other sites and apps -- use these at your own risk.

3.4. Limits

We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services. We're providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.

PEI exChange reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. PEI exChange reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if PEI exChange believes that you may be in breach of this Agreement or law or are misusing the Services (e.g. violating any Do and Don'ts).

PEI exChange reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services.

4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability

This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.

4.1. No Warranty

This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.

TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER LAW, PEI exChange (AND THOSE THAT PEI exChange WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) (A) DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS (E.G. WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT); (B) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS, AND (C) PROVIDE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS, SO SOME OR ALL OF THESE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

4.2. Exclusion of Liability

These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER LAW (AND UNLESS PEI exChange HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT SUPERSEDES THIS AGREEMENT), PEI exChange (AND THOSE THAT PEI exChange WORKS WITH TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION, PROFITS OR REVENUES, RELATED TO THE SERVICES (E.G. OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS, DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OR CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT).

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PART OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND PEI exChange AND SHALL APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS OF LIABILITY (E.G. WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, LAW) AND EVEN IF PEI exChange HAS BEEN TOLD OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF THESE REMEDIES FAIL THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THESE LIMITS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

5. Termination

We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.

PEI exChange or You may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:

Our rights to use and disclose your feedback; Members' and/or Visitors' rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Service to the extent copied or re-shared prior to termination; Sections 4, 6 and 7 of this Agreement; Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination. You can visit our Help Centre to learn how to close your PEI exChange account.

6. Dispute Resolution

In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in United Kingdom courts, applying British law.

You agree that the laws of the Great Britain, excluding its conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Agreement and/or the Services. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in the courts of London, England, UK, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

7. General Terms

Here are some important details about how to read the Agreement.

If a court with authority over this Agreement finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Agreement. To the extent allowed by law, the English version of this Agreement is binding and other translations are for convenience only. This Agreement (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.

If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Agreement, that does not mean that PEI exChange has waived its right to enforce this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that PEI exChange may assign this Agreement to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide you notice if we do and we agree that changes cannot be retroactive. If you don't agree to these changes, you must stop using the Services.

You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.

8. PEI exChange “DOs” and “DON’Ts.”

8.1. Dos. You agree that you will:

Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements; Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated; Use your real name on your profile; Use the Services in a professional manner.

8.2. Don'ts. You agree that you will not:

Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content; Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by PEI exChange); Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile; Create a false identity on PEI exChange; Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications; Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present; Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym; Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person); Invite people you do not know to join your network; Use or attempt to use another's account; Harass, abuse or harm another person; Send spam or other unwelcome communications to others; Scrape or copy profiles and information of others through any means (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work);

Act in an unlawful, libellous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;

Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer); Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights; Violate the intellectual property or other rights of PEI exChange, including, without limitation, using the word “PEI exChange” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines; Use PEI exChange invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognise you as a known contact; Post any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorised by PEI exChange; Send messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases; Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code; Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services; Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution. Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;

Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorised); Copy or use the information, content or data on PEI exChange in connection with a competitive service (as determined by PEI exChange); Copy, modify or create derivative works of PEI exChange, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorised by PEI exChange);

Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof; Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by PEI exChange without our express consent (e.g., representing yourself as an accredited PEI exChange trainer); Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data; Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetise a PEI exChange Group or any other feature of the Services, without PEI exChange's consent; Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on PEI exChange (as set forth in the Brand Guidelines), without PEI exChange's consent; Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service; Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services; Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from PEI exChange without the consent of PEI exChange; Share or disclose information of others without their express consent; Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” the Services or any related data or information; Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages; Monitor the Services' availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose; Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services; Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by PEI exChange. Override any security feature of the Services; Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms);

9. Complaints Regarding Content

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.

10. How To Contact Us

If you want to send us notices or service of process, please contact us: ONLINE at: facebook.com/peiexchange or hello@pei.exchange

OR BY MAIL at:

49 Berkeley Square
London
W1J 5AZ
United Kingdom