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Terms and Conditions

Updated January 1, 2024

INTRODUCTIONS: ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

When you access or use the website of the Institute for Research and Policy Integration in Africa (IRPIA) — hereafter referred to as IRPIA — even if you are doing so on behalf of another entity, you agree to become bound by these Terms and Conditions. YOU MAY ACCESS AND USE THE WEBSITE OF IRPIA ONLY IF YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU ALSO AGREE TO THE PRIVACY POLICY OF IRPIA. This Agreement applies to all Users.

MODIFICATIONS OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

IRPIA may, in its sole discretion, modify these Terms and Conditions at any time effective upon posting the modified Terms and Conditions on our website with or without additional notice to you. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REVIEWING AND ABIDING BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF IRPIA. If you do not agree to the amended Terms and Conditions, you agree to immediately stop using the website of IRPIA.

PRIVACY

IRPIA uses information you provide on its website in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Please read the full Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions. BY USING THE WEBSITE OF IRPIA YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE COLLECTED, USED, TRANSFERRED, AND PROCESSED IN ANY WAY AND FORM BY IRPIA.

ELIGIBILITY TO USE THE SITE

Users must have reached the age of majority within the jurisdiction within which they reside. An individual under the age of majority may only use the website of IRPIA with the consent of a parent or guardian of majority age.

The website of IRPIA should be used only for activities that are legal and legitimate under the laws of the country where the User is accessing the website of IRPIA.

IRPIA prohibits the use of its website to engage in illegal activities or to offend other people anywhere and in any part of the world. YOU AGREE AND WARRANT THAT YOU WILL NOT USE OUR WEBSITE TO VIOLATE THE LAW OR OFFEND OTHER PEOPLE.

TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

ALL CONTENTS AND MATERIALS GENERATED BY IRPIA AND MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OF IRPIA ARE PROPERTY OF IRPIA. Users should treat all such contents, including, but not limited to, all text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, downloads, data compilations and software, as the exclusive property of IRPIA and its licensors protected by copyrights and trademark laws.

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS

By using the website of IRPIA you agree, represent, and warrant that: You are responsible for providing accurate, current and complete information.

Any information or Content you transmit through our website shall be and remain the property of IRPIA and we may use all such information and Content without notice to, consent from, or compensation to you.

Any content (opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information) made available on our website or through our website, but not directly by IRPIA are those of their respective authors. Such authors are solely responsible for such contents. IRPIA does not: (i) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content or (ii) adopt, endorse or accept responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of such content. Under no circumstances will IRPIA be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from: (a) your reliance on information or other Content posted on our website or transmitted to or by any user of our website; or (b) reviews or comments made on our website by other users. IRPIA DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY MISSTATEMENTS AND/OR MISREPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY USERS OF OUR WEBSITE. YOU HEREBY REPRESENT, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO HOLD IRPIA HARMLESS FOR ANY MISSTATEMENTS AND/OR MISREPRESENTATIONS MADE BY YOU OR ON YOUR BEHALF, OR ABOUT YOU ON OUR WEBSITE OR IN ANY OTHER PLACE.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS, SITES, AND SERVICES

The website of IRPIA may contain links to other websites operated by Third Parties. IRPIA does not control such other websites and is not responsible for their contents, their privacy policies, or their use of Personal Information. IRPIA does not in any way or form endorse the content or services on such websites, their owners, or operations. Any information submitted by you to these Third Parties is subject to that Third Party’s privacy policy and terms and conditions of use. YOU EXPRESSLY RELIEVE IRPIA FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, SERVICE, OR CONTENT. ADDITIONALLY, YOUR DEALINGS WITH OR PARTICIPATION IN PROMOTIONS OF ADVERTISERS FOUND ON THE WEBSITE OF IRPIA, INCLUDING PAYMENT AND DELIVERY OF GOODS, AND ANY OTHER TERMS (SUCH AS WARRANTIES) ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTIES. YOU AGREE THAT IRPIA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY SORT RELATING TO YOUR DEALINGS WITH SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

INDEMNITY

BY USING THE WEBSITE OF IRPIA, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS IRPIA, ITS OFFICERS, MANAGERS, OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DESIGNEES, USERS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, LIABILITIES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COURT COSTS, DUE TO OR ARISING FROM: (A) ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BY YOU; (B) THE INACCURATE OR UNTRUTHFUL CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU TO IRPIA, OR THAT YOU SUBMIT, TRANSMIT OR OTHERWISE MAKE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE OF IRPIA; OR (C) ANY INTENTIONAL OR WILLFUL VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER USER OR HARM YOU MAY HAVE CAUSED TO ANOTHER USER. YOU FURTHER AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY IRPIA, FROM ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM A THIRD PARTY’S USE OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS OF ANY KIND THAT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF IRPIA. IRPIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY USERS.

NOTIFICATION

IRPIA reserves the right to send notifications to Users of its website whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, in any forms it prefers, including via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on its website.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, USA, without regard to conflicts of laws principles.

NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

You agree that there shall be no Third Party beneficiaries to these Terms and Conditions, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions. You understand that you may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, the Privacy Policy, shall constitute the entire Agreement between you and IRPIA. This Agreement supersedes any prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements, whether written or oral, between you and IRPIA regarding the subject matter contained in these Terms and Conditions. Additional terms and conditions may exist between you and Third Parties, including but not limited to other Users of the website of IRPIA. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT THOSE THIRD PARTY AGREEMENTS DO NOT INTERFERE WITH YOUR OBLIGATIONS AND DUTIES TO IRPIA UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Should you have any questions or need information about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us at irpia@irpia.org

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