Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use
Last updated: 19/01/2021

Africa Cyber Defense Forum, with registered offices at Woodland office park. Woodlands Grove, Nairobi, Kenya. (the “Forum”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is an independent continental platform for public-private cooperation, committed to  passionate pursuit of better, secure and safer technology and  shaping of  the future of information security through progressive and inspiring conversations in technology. We offer thought leadership to both governments, society and private sector across the African continent.

The forum through its well curated and world class content, engages Top level Government officials, Technology experts, business leaders and other leaders of society to shape the continental, regional and industry agendas in the African cyber space.

The Forum owns, operates and makes available the website www.africacyberdefenseforum.com as well as subdomain websites and digital platforms (hereinafter “Website”/“Websites” and collectively “Digital Content”). The Forum makes them available to the users of the Digital Content (individually “you” or “Visitor” and collectively “Visitors”) under the following Terms of Use:

1. Agreement to the Terms of Use
Digital Content may contain features including blog, report and newsletter services, event, issue and community pages, member areas, digital platforms (including features for purposes of analyzing our Digital Content, its availability and accesses to it) and other applications that may be available from time to time. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing to Digital Content. These Terms of Use contain conditions, disclaimers and other provisions, some of which limit the Forum’s liability. By registering and accessing Digital Content you explicitly agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

2. Account Registration
Before accessing Digital Content, you are required to create an account with us. You will need to provide certain information as part of the registration to access and use the features of the Digital Content as a Visitor. Information provided for registration must be accurate, correct and up-to-date. We reserve the sole right to verify and deny access where information you provide us is incomplete, incorrect, inappropriate and/or missing.

You agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities that occur under your account. By registering you agree that:

  1. Your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the Digital Content;
  2. You will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the Digital Content; and
  3. You will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.

You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or account identifiers by others.

3. Termination and Suspension of Digital Content account
If you no longer wish to be subscribed to the free version of Digital Content, you may terminate your account by sending an email to info@africacyberdefenseforum.com . If you no longer accept these Terms of Use, or any future modification to these Terms of Use, you must cease using the Digital Content. Continued use of the Digital Content indicates your continued acceptance of these Terms of Use.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these Terms of Use, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the Digital Content immediately and without prior notice. We may also terminate your account, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that account has been terminated.

4. Appropriate Use
Visitors shall not use the Digital Content to (i) post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials (ii) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer transformation maps, (iii) violate Forum’s or third party rights including, but not limited to intellectual property or privacy rights (iv) access or attempt to access the Digital Content using interfaces aside from the ones provided by the Digital Content, (v) limit or constrict the availability or quality of the Digital Contents’ features.

In case of violation of this Section 3, the Forum reserves the sole right to take any actions, including but not limited to preclude your access to the Digital Content.

5. Disclaimer
THE DIGITAL CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND TITLE. THE FORUM DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO VISITORS` USE OF THE SITE. VISITORS ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. IF THIS DISCLAIMER IS NOT ENFORCEABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IT MAY BE MODIFIED AT THE FORUM’S SOLE DISCRETION TO A FORM THAT IS ENFORCEABLE.

THE FORUM DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, UP-TO-DATEDNESS OR QUALITY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE DIGITAL CONTENT. ESPECIALLY, THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE DIGITAL CONTENT ARE THOSE OF THE RESPECTIVE AUTHORS FOR THE DIGITAL CONTENT AS SHOWN. THEY DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE POSITIONS OF THE FORUM. THE FORUM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON IN RESPECT OF ANYTHING DONE OR OMITTED TO BE DONE WHOLLY OR PARTIALLY IN RELIANCE UPON THE CONTENTS OF THE DIGITAL CONTENT.

FURTHERMORE, THE FORUM IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR CORRUPTION CAUSED BY VIRUSES (OR SIMILAR MECHANISMS SUCH AS WORMS, LOCK OUTS, METERING, OR SELF-DESTRUCT MECHANISMS) ON COMPUTERS OR OTHER TERMINAL EQUIPMENT IN CONNECTION WITH VISITING, USING AND/OR DOWNLOADING DATA OF ANY KIND FROM THE DIGITAL CONTENT. THE VISITORS ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THEIR EQUIPMENT APPROPRIATELY FROM VIRUSES AND OTHER RISKS ON THE INTERNET.THE FORUM RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION, BUT DISCLAIMS THE OBLIGATION, TO MONITOR AND/OR REMOVE CONTENT FROM ANY BLOG.

6. Limitation of Liabilities
The Forum will not accept responsibility for any indirect, incidental, collateral, or punitive damages that may incur from usage of the Digital Content, even if the Forum is already aware of the potential risks

7. Intellectual Property Rights
The Forum publishes its own content as well as links, content, photographs, graphics, logos and resources provided by third parties and content that has been specifically commissioned by the Forum for publication on the Digital Content.

The Forum is using the proprietary rights of third parties (including but not limited to the photographs and graphics). Due to limited space on the Digital Content, Reuters Photography, iStock and Shutterstock are the third parties who are credited herein. All proprietary rights relating to any third party links, content, photographs, graphics, logos or resources published on the Digital Content remain with the original source or the author(s) of that material and where any content has been commissioned by the Forum for publication on the Digital Content, any proprietary rights in such content remain with the relevant author, unless otherwise agreed or specified.

For all other content published on the Digital Content, the Forum reserves all proprietary rights including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and to all content on the Digital Content; this includes all text, graphics, photographs, logos and/or other items that appear on the Digital Content. The Forum also reserves its rights over the Digital Contents’ template, including its layout, image and structure.

8. Privacy Policy and Data Protection
The Africa Cyber Defense Forum (hereafter the “Forum”) is committed to complying with data protection laws and to the protection and confidentiality of the personal data of users of our digital online platform(s) (hereinafter also referred to as “User”, “you” or “your”).

For further information on privacy and data protection, Please visit the link below:

https://africacyberdefenseforum.com/privacy-policy/

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