Terms and conditions
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully before using the AFROFOODS website (“Service”) operated by AFROFOODS and Premotec GmbH.
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.
We grant you a license to access our Service. You are not allowed to download or modify the Service. This may be done only with written consent from us.
If you are an owner of an account on the Service, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your private user details (username and password). You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account or password.
We reserve all rights to terminate accounts, edit or remove content in our sole discretion.
Comments, Reviews, and Emails
You may post content as long as it is not obscene, illegal, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or injurious in any other way to third parties. Content has to be free of software viruses, political campaign, and commercial solicitation.
We reserve all rights (but not the obligation) to remove and/or edit such content. When you post your content, you grant us non-exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right to publish the content throughout the Service.
Content published on this Service (digital downloads, images, texts, graphics, logos) is the property of AFROFOODS partners and/or its content creators and protected by international copyright laws. The entire compilation of the content found on the Service is the exclusive property of AFROFOODS and its partners, with copyright authorship for this compilation by AFROFOODS .
We make data (the “Data”) available for the implementation of the AFROFOODS platform for consortium partners and the public.
It is prohibited to copy or download Data. The only purpose of this Service is to publish African food composition data on the Service.
Re-export or transfer of the data from this Service to a third party is also prohibited. This is in the best interest of both the individual data providers and the potential users as unrestricted copying of the original data by multiple, independent users may lead to errors in the data.
Data may be subject to restrictions beyond the scope of these Terms and Conditions, either because specific terms apply to those Data or because third parties may have ownership interests. It is the User’s responsibility to verify whether the Data is fully or partially owned by third parties and/or whether additional restrictions may apply, and to contact the owner of the Data before incorporating it in your work in order to secure the necessary permissions. In no way, we represent or warrant that we own or control all rights in all Data, and we will not be liable to any User for any claims brought against the User by third parties in connection with the use of any Data.
Availability of Data
The availability of the Data is contingent upon the availability of our corresponding resources, whose capacity is subject to change at any time. We may monitor your use of the Data and reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without limitation, to modify the amount of Data you may request in a single query, to modify the number of queries you may make over a specified time, to remove certain Data and to alter the file formats in which Data are available.
Usage of APIs
Our application programming interfaces (“APIs”) are made available on an “as-is” basis, and use of an API is at your own risk. In particular, but without limitation, we disclaim all warranties as to an API’s compatibility with your hardware and software and accepts no liability for any damages or claims arising out of or in connection with your use of an API and/or the underlying Data accessed through an API. For the avoidance of doubt, we accept no obligation to provide technical, administrative or other support in connection with the APIs or for any other purpose. We may decide to suspend or terminate the provision of the APIs and API-accessible Data at any time.
We may release updated versions of the APIs from time to time and at its sole discretion. Once we release updated versions, previous APIs may no longer function properly, and you therefore agree, for each API, to use the most up-to-date version available.
You agree not to modify, distribute, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or perform any similar action on the APIs or any of their portions or components.
We reserve the right to limit or suspend any User’s IP address access to the APIs at any time and without notice for any reason, including if we determine that you are using or are attempting to use the Data and/or the APIs in violation of these Terms in such a way as to harm us, AFROFOODS partners or any other party, or if you are placing too great load on the Service necessary for making the Data available to a reasonable number of people. You agree not to use any technical means to interfere with our monitoring of usage of the above-mentioned resources. We reserve the right to use any technical means to overcome attempted technical interference with monitoring. Finally, the APIs will be unavailable from time to time, at our sole discretion, for periodic maintenance.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by us.
We have no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
The entire communication with us is electronic. Every time you send us an email or use our Service, you are going to be communicating with us. You hereby consent to receive communications from us. We will continue to communicate with you by posting news and notices on our Service and by sending you emails. You also agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements and other communications we provide to you electronically meet the legal requirements that such communications be in writing.
Laws and Jurisdiction
In case of any dispute, controversy or difference between the Parties hereto in connection with or out of this Agreement, the parties hereto shall first attempt to settle it amicably.
By using our Service, you agree that the laws of all AFROFOODS partner countries and in case of data issues, the laws of the data provider, without regard to principles of conflict laws, will govern these terms and conditions, or any dispute of any sort that might come between us and you, or its business partners and associates.
Any dispute related in any way to your usage of our Service shall be arbitrated by state or federal court in one of the AFROFOODS partner countries and in case of data issues, by the state or federal court of the data provider, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts.
We may update these Terms from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Terms on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.