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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
  
These Terms of Use describe the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use ofwww.dobizness.com (the “Site”). This document is a legally binding agreement between you as the user(s) of the Site (referred to as “you”, “your” or “User” hereinafter) and the Dobizness.com entity listed in clause 2.1 below (referred to as “we”, “our”, “Dobizness”, “Dobizness.com” or “Enterprise and Franchise International” hereinafter).

1.     Application and Acceptance of the Terms

1.1       Your use of the Site and Dobizness.com’s services, software and products (collectively called the “Services”              hereinafter) is subject to the terms and conditions contained in this document as well as the Privacy Policy, the              Product Listing Policy and any other rules and policies of the Site that Dobizness.com may publish from time to              time.  This document and such other rules and policies of the Site are collectively referred to below as the              “Terms”.  By accessing the Site or using the Services, you agree to accept and be bound by the Terms.               Please do not use the Services or the Site if you do not accept all of the Terms. 

1.2       You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding              contract with Dobizness.com, or (b) you are not permitted to receive any Services under the laws of Nigeria or              other countries / regions including the country / region in which you are resident or from which you use the              Services.

1.3       You acknowledge and agree that Dobizness.com may amend any Terms at any time by posting the relevant              amended and restated Terms on the Sites.  By continuing to use the Services or the Site, you agree that the              amended Terms will apply to you.

1.4       If Dobizness.com has posted or provided a translation of the English language version of the Terms, you agree             that the translation is provided for convenience only and that the English language version will govern your uses             of the Services or the Site.

1.5       You may be required to enter into a separate agreement, whether online or offline, with Dobizness.com or our              affiliates for any Service (“Additional Agreements”).  If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the              Terms and an Additional Agreement, the Additional Agreement shall take precedence over the Terms only in               relation to that Service concerned.  

1.6       The Terms may not otherwise be modified except in writing by an authorized officer of Dobizness.com.  

2.     Provision of Services

2.1       The Dobizness.com contracting entity that you are contracting with is Enterprise and Franchise International              registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, Nigeria.

2.2       You must register as a member on the Site in order to access and use some Services.  Further, Dobizness.com              reserves the right, without prior notice, to restrict access to or use of certain Services (or any features within              the Services) to paying Users or subject to other conditions that Dobizness.com may impose in its discretion. 

2.3       Services (or any features within the Services) may vary for different regions and countries.  No warranty or             representation is given that a particular Service or feature or function thereof or the same type and extent of the             Service or features and functions thereof will be available for Users.  Dobizness.com may in its sole discretion             limit, deny or create different levels of access to and use of any Services (or any features within the Services)             with respect to different Users.

2.4       Dobizness.com may launch, change, upgrade, impose conditions to, suspend, or stop any Services (or any             features within the Services) without prior notice except that in case of a fee-based Service, such changes will             not substantially adversely affect the paying Users in enjoying that Service.

2.5       Some Services may be provided by Dobizness.com’s affiliates on behalf of Dobizness.com.

 

3.     Users Generally

3.1       As a condition of your access to and use of the Site or Services, you agree that you will comply with all             applicable laws and regulations when using the Site or Services.

3.2       You agree to use the Site or Services solely for your own private and internal purposes.  You agree that:
            (a)        You will not copy, reproduce, download, re-publish, sell, distribute or resell any Services or any              information, text, images, graphics, video clips, sound, directories, files, databases or listings, etc available on              or through the Site (the “Site Content”), and 
            (b)        You will not copy, reproduce, download, compile or otherwise use any Site Content for the purposes             of operating a business that competes with Dobizness.com, or otherwise commercially exploiting the Site             Content.  Systematic retrieval of Site Content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a             collection, compilation, database or directory (whether through robots, spiders, automatic devices or manual              processes) without written permission from Dobizness.com is prohibited.  Use of any content or materials on              the Sites for any purpose not expressly permitted in the Terms is prohibited.

3.3       You must read Dobizness.com’s Privacy Policy which governs the protection and use of personal information              about Users in the possession of Dobizness.com and our affiliates.  You accept the terms of the Privacy Policy              and agree to the use of the personal information about you in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

3.4     Dobizness.com may allow Users access to content, products or services offered by third parties through             hyperlinks (in the form of word link, banners, channels or otherwise), API or otherwise to such third parties'             web sites. You are cautioned to read such web sites' terms and conditions and/or privacy policies before using             the Sites. You acknowledge that Dobizness.com has no control over such third parties' web sites, does not             monitor such web sites, and shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for such web sites, or any content,             products or services made available on such web sites.

3.5       You agree not to undertake any action to undermine the integrity of the computer systems or networks of              Dobizness.com and/or any other User nor to gain unauthorized access to such computer systems or networks. 

3.6       You agree not to undertake any action which may undermine the integrity of Dobizness.com’s feedback              system, such as leaving positive feedback for yourself using secondary Member IDs or through third parties or              by leaving unsubstantiated negative feedback for another User.
  
3.7       By posting or displaying any information, content or material (“User Content”) on the Sites or providing any             User Content to Dobizness.com or our representative(s), you grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide,             royalty free, and sublicensable (through multiple tiers) license to Dobizness.com to display, transmit, distribute,             reproduce, publish, duplicate, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works, and otherwise use any or all of             the User Content in any form, media, or technology now known or not currently known in any manner and for             any purpose which may be beneficial to the operation of the Sites, the provision of any Services and/or the             business of the User.You confirm and warrant to Dobizness.com that you have all the rights, power and             authority necessary to grant the above license. 

 

4.     Member Accounts

4.1       User must be registered on the Sites to access or use some Services (a registered User is also referred to as a             “Member” below).  Except with Dobizness.com’s approval, one User may only register one member account              on the Site.  Dobizness.com may cancel or terminate a User’s member account if Dobizness.com has reasons              to suspect that the User has concurrently registered or controlled two or more member accounts.  Further,              Dobizness.com may reject User’s application for registration for any reason.
 
4.2       Upon registration on the Site, Dobizness.com shall assign an account and issue a member ID and password             (the latter shall be chosen by a registered User during registration) to each registered User.   An account may             have a web-based email account with limited storage space for the Member to send or receive emails.

4.3       A set of Member ID and password is unique to a single account.  Each Member shall be solely responsible for             maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Member ID and password and for all activities that occur             under your account.  No Member may share, assign, or permit the use of your Member account, ID or             password by another person outside of the Member’s own business entity.  Member agrees to notify             Dobizness.com immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or your account or             any other breach of security of your account. 

4.4       Member agrees that all activities that occur under your account (including without limitation, posting any             company or product information, clicking to accept any Additional Agreements or rules, subscribing to or             making any payment for any services, sending emails using the email account or sending SMS) will be deemed             to have been authorized by the Member. 

4.5       Member acknowledges that sharing of your account with other persons, or allowing multiple users outside of             your business entity to use your account (collectively, "multiple use"), may cause irreparable harm to             Dobizness.com or other Users of the Sites.   Members shall indemnify Dobizness.com, our affiliates, directors,             employees, agents and representatives against any loss or damages (including but not limited to loss of profits)             suffered as a result of the multiple use of your account.  Members also agrees that in case of the multiple use of             your account or Member’s failure to maintain the security of your account, Dobizness.com shall not be liable for             any loss or damages arising from such a breach and shall have the right to suspend or terminate the Member’s             account without liability to the Member.

 

5.     Member’s Responsibilities

5.1       Each Member represents, warrants and agrees that 
            (a)        You have full power and authority to accept the Terms, to grant the license and authorization and to                          perform the obligations hereunder; 
            (b)        You use the Sites and Services for business purposes only; and
            (c)         The address you provide when registering is the principal place of business of your business entity.                           For purposes of this provision, a branch or liaison office will not be considered a separate entity and                           your principal place of business will be deemed to be that of your head office. 

5.2       Member will be required to provide information or material about your entity, business or products/services as             part of the registration process on the Site or your use of any Service or the member account.  Each Member             represents, warrants and agrees that 
            (a)        Such information and material whether submitted during the registration process or thereafter                         throughout the continuation of the use of the Sites or Service is true, accurate, current and complete,                         and 
            (b)        You will maintain and promptly amend all information and material to keep it true, accurate, current and                          complete.

5.3       Upon becoming a Member, you consent to the inclusion of the contact information about you in our Database             and authorize Dobizness.com and our affiliates to share the contact information with other Users or otherwise             use your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy. 
 
5.4       Each Member represents, warrants and agrees that 
            (a)        You shall be solely responsible for obtaining all necessary third party licenses and permissions regarding                          any User Content that you submit, post or display;
            (b)        Any User Content that you submit, post or display does not infringe or violate any of the copyright,                          patent, trademark, trade name, trade secrets or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third                          party (“Third Party Rights”); and 
            (c)        You have the right and authority to sell, trade, distribute or export or offer to sell, trade, distribute or                          export the products or services described in the User Content and such sale, trade, distribution or                          export or offer does not violate any Third Party Rights.

5.5       Each Member further represents, warrants and agrees that the User Content that you submit, post or display             shall: 
            (a)         Be true, accurate, complete and lawful;
            (b)         Not be false, misleading or deceptive;
            (c)         Not contain information that is defamatory, libelous, threatening or harassing, obscene, objectionable,                          offensive, sexually explicit or harmful to minors;
            (d)         Not contain information that is discriminatory or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion,                           nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
            (e)         Not violate the Product Listing Policy, other Terms or any applicable additional agreements;
             (f)         Not violate any applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation those governing export                          control, consumer protection, unfair competition, or false advertising) or promote any activities which                          may violate any applicable laws and regulations; and
             (g)        Not contain any link directly or indirectly to any other web Sites which includes any content that may                          violate the Terms.

5.6       Each Member further represents, warrants and agrees that you shall: 
            (a)         carry on your activities on the Sites in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations;
            (b)         Conduct your business transactions with other users of the Sites in good faith;
            (c)         Carry on your activities in accordance with the Terms and any applicable additional agreements;
            (d)         Not use the Services or Sites to defraud any person or entity (including without limitation sale of stolen                           items, use of stolen credit/debit cards);
            (e)         Not impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or                          entity;
            (f)          Not engage in spamming or phishing;
            (g)         Not engage in any other unlawful activities (including without limitation those which would constitute a                          criminal offence, give rise to civil liability,  etc) or encourage or abet any unlawful activities;
            (h)         Not involve attempts to copy, reproduce, exploit or expropriate Dobizness.com’s various proprietary                          directories, databases and listings;
            (i)          Not involve any computer viruses or other destructive devices and codes that have the effect of                          damaging, interfering with, intercepting or expropriating any software or hardware system, data or                          personal information;
            (j)         Not involve any scheme to undermine the integrity of the data, systems or networks used by                          Dobizness.com and/or any user of the Sites or gain unauthorized access to such data, systems or                          networks; and 
            (k)         Not engage in any activities that would otherwise create any liability for Dobizness.com or our                          affiliates. 

5.7       Member may not use the Services and member account to engage in activities which are identical or similar to             Dobizness.com’s b2b marketplace business.

5.8       If Member provides a business referee, Member represents, warrants and agrees that you have obtained all             necessary consents, approvals and waivers from your business partners and associates to
            (a)        Act as your business referee; 
            (b)        Post and publish their contact details and information, reference letters and comments on their behalf;                          and 
            (c)        That third parties may contact such business referees to support claims or statements made about you.                          You further warrant and agree that all reference letters and comments are true and accurate and third                           parties may contact the business referees without the need to obtain your consent.

5.9       Member agrees to provide all necessary information, materials and approval, and render all reasonable                         assistance and cooperation necessary for Dobizness.com’s provision of the Services, evaluating whether             Member has breached the Terms and/or handling any complaint against the Member.  If Member’s failure to             do so results in delay in, or suspension or termination of, the provision of any Service, Dobizness.com shall not             be obliged to extend the relevant service period nor shall be liable for any loss or damages arising from such             delay, suspension or termination.

5.10     Member acknowledges and agrees that Dobizness.com shall not be required to actively monitor nor exercise             any editorial control whatsoever over the content of any message or material or information created, obtained             or accessible through the Services or Site. Dobizness.com does not endorse, verify or otherwise certify the             contents of any comments or other material or information made by any Member. Each Member is solely             responsible for the contents of their communications and may be held legally liable or accountable for the             content of their comments or other material or information.

 

6.     Breaches by Members

6.1       Dobizness.com reserves the right in our sole discretion to remove, modify or reject any User Content that you             submit to, post or display on the Sites which we reasonably believe is unlawful, violates the Terms, could             subject Dobizness.com or our affiliates to liability, or is otherwise found inappropriate in Dobizness.com’s             opinion.

6.2       If any Member breaches any Terms or if Dobizness.com has reasonable grounds to believe that any Member is             in breach of any the Terms, Dobizness.com shall have the right to impose a penalty against the Member, or             suspend or terminate the Member’s account or subscription of any Service without any liability to the                         Member. Dobizness.com shall also have the right to restrict, refuse or ban any and all current or future use of             any other Service that may be provided by Dobizness.com.  The penalties that Dobizness.com may impose             include, among others, warning, removing any product listing or other User Content that the Member has            submitted, posted or displayed, imposing restrictions on the number of product listings that the Member may            post or display, or imposing restrictions on the Member’s use of any features or functions of any Service for            such period as Dobizness.com may consider appropriate in our sole discretion.

6.3       Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the Terms, a Member would be considered as being in              breach of the Terms in any of the following circumstances: 
             (a)         upon complaint or claim from any third party, Dobizness.com has reasonable grounds to believe that                           such Member has willfully or materially failed to perform your contract with such third party including                           without limitation where the Member has failed to deliver any items ordered by such third party after                           receipt of the purchase price, or where the items Member has delivered materially fail to meet the                           terms and descriptions outlined in your contract with such third party, 
             (b)         Dobizness.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such Member has used a stolen credit card or                            other false or misleading information in any transaction with a counter party,
             (c)         Dobizness.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information provided by the Member is                            not current or complete or is untrue, inaccurate, or misleading, or 
             (d)         Dobizness.com believes that the Member’s actions may cause financial loss or legal liability to                            Dobizness.com or our affiliates or any other Users.

6.4       Dobizness.com reserves the right to cooperate fully with governmental authorities, private investigators and/or              injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected criminal or civil wrongdoing.  Further, Dobizness.com              may disclose the Member's identity and contact information, if requested by a government or law enforcement              body, an injured third party, or as a result of a subpoena or other legal action.  Dobizness.com shall not be              liable for damages or results arising from such disclosure, and Member agrees not to bring any action or claim              against Dobizness.com for such disclosure.

6.5       If a Member is in breach of the Terms, Dobizness.com also reserves the right to publish the records of such             breach on the Sites.  If such breach involves or is reasonably suspected of involving dishonest or fraudulent             activities, Dobizness.com also reserves the right to disclose the records of such breach to our. Such                        Dobizness.com affiliates may impose limitation on, suspend or terminate the Member’s use of all or part of the             services provided by such affiliates to the Member, take other remedial actions, and publish the records about             the Member’s breach of the Terms on the websites operated by or controlled by such Dobizness.com affiliates.

6.6      Dobizness.com may, at any time and in our reasonable discretion, impose limitations on, suspend or terminate            the Member’s use of any Service or the Sites without being liable to the Member if Dobizness.com has received            notice that the Member is in breach of any agreement or undertaking with any affiliate of Dobizness.com and            such breach involves or is reasonably suspected of involving dishonest or fraudulent activities.  Dobizness.com            shall have the right to publish the records of such breach on the Site.  Dobizness.com shall not be required to            investigate such breach or request confirmation from the Member.

6.7    Each Member agrees to indemnify Dobizness.com, our affiliates, directors, employees, agents and             representatives and to hold them harmless, from any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities (including             legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may arise from your submission, posting or display of any User             Content, from your use of the Sites or Services, or from your breach of the Terms.

6.8       Each Member further agrees that Dobizness.com is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you or anyone             else for any User Content or other material transmitted over the Site, including fraudulent, untrue, misleading,             inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illicit material and that the risk of damage from such material rests entirely             with each Member. Dobizness.com reserves the right, at members own expense, to assume the exclusive             defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the Member, in which event the             Member shall cooperate with Dobizness.com in asserting any available defenses.

 

7.     Transactions Between Buyers and Sellers

7.1       Through the Sites, Dobizness.com provides electronic web-based platforms for exchanging information                           between buyers and sellers of products and services.   Dobizness.com additionally provides electronic                           web-based transaction platforms for Members to place, accept, conclude, manage and fulfill orders for the              provision of products and services online within the Site subject to the terms of the Dobizness.com Transaction             Services Agreement.  However, for any Services, Dobizness.com does not represent either the seller or the             buyer in specific transactions. Dobizness.com does not control and is not liable to or responsible for the quality,             safety, lawfulness or availability of the products or services offered for sale on the Site or the ability of the             sellers to complete a sale or the ability of buyers to complete a purchase.

7.2      Users are hereby made aware that there may be risks of dealing with people acting under false pretences.             Dobizness.com uses several techniques to verify the accuracy of certain information our paying Users provide             us when they register for a paying membership service on the Sites.  However, because user verification on the             Internet is difficult, Dobizness.com cannot and does not confirm each User's purported identity (including,             without limitation, paying Members). We encourage you to use various means, as well as common sense, to             evaluate with whom you are dealing.

7.3       Each User acknowledges that it is fully assuming the risks of conducting any purchase and sale transactions in             connection with using the Sites or Services, and that it is fully assuming the risks of liability or harm of any kind              in connection with subsequent activity of any kind relating to products or services that are the subject of              transactions using the Sites. Such risks shall include, but are not limited to, misrepresentation of products and              services, fraudulent schemes, unsatisfactory quality, failure to meet specifications, defective or dangerous              products, unlawful products, delay or default in delivery or payment, cost miscalculations, breach of warranty,              breach of contract and transportation accidents. Such risks also include the risks that the manufacture,                           importation, export, distribution, offer, display, purchase, sale and/or use of products or services offered or              displayed on the Sites may violate or may be asserted to violate Third Party Rights, and the risk that User may              incur costs of defense or other costs in connection with third parties’ assertion of Third Party Rights, or in              connection with any claims by any party that they are entitled to defense or indemnification in relation to              assertions of rights, demands or claims by Third Party Rights claimants. Such risks also include the risks that              consumers, other purchasers, end users of products or others claiming to have suffered injuries or harms              relating to products originally obtained by Users of the Site as a result of purchase and sale transactions in              connection with using the Site may suffer harms and/or assert claims arising from their use of such products. All              of the foregoing risks are hereafter referred to as "Transaction Risks". Each User agrees that Dobizness.com              shall not be liable or responsible for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs, harms, inconveniences, business              disruptions or expenditures of any kind that may arise a result of or in connection with any Transaction Risks.

7.4       Users are solely responsible for all of the terms and conditions of the transactions conducted on, through or as a              result of use of the Site or Services, including, without limitation, terms regarding payment, returns, warranties,              shipping, insurance, fees, taxes, title, licenses, fines, permits, handling, transportation and storage.

7.5       User agrees to provide all information and materials as may be reasonably required by Dobizness.com in              connection with your transactions conducted on, through or as a result of use of the Site or Services.                            Dobizness.com has the right to suspend or terminate any User’s account if the User fails to provide the              required information and materials.

7.6      In the event that any User has a dispute with any party to a transaction, such User agrees to release and             indemnify Dobizness.com (and our agents, affiliates, directors, officers and employees) from all claims,                          demands, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses and damages (including without limitation any actual, special,              incidental or consequential damages) arising out of or in connection with such transaction.

 

8.     Limitation of Liability

8.1       To the maximum extent permitted by law, the services provided by dobizness.com on or through the sites are              provided "as is", "as available" and “with all faults”, and dobizness.com hereby expressly disclaims any and all              warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to, any warranties of condition, quality, durability,               performance, accuracy, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. All such warranties,              representations, conditions, and undertakings are hereby excluded.

8.2       To the maximum extent permitted by law, dobizness.com makes no representations or warranties about the              validity, accuracy, correctness, reliability, quality, stability, completeness or up-to-date of any information              provided on or through the site; dobizness.com does not represent or warrant that the manufacture,                           importation, export, distribution, offer, display, purchase, sale and/or use of products or services offered or              displayed on the sites does not violate any third party rights; and dobizness.com makes no representations or                warranties of any kind concerning any product or service offered or displayed on the sits.

8.3       Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the Site is done at each User's sole discretion and risk             and each User is solely responsible for any damage to Dobizness.com’s computer system or loss of data that              may result from the download of any such material. No advice or information, whether oral or written,                           obtained by any User from Dobizness.com or through or from the Site shall create any warranty not expressly              stated herein.

8.4       The Site may make available to User services or products provided by independent third parties.   No warranty             or representation is made with regard to such services or products.   In no event shall Dobizness.com and our             affiliates be held liable for any such services or products.

8.5       Each User hereby agrees to indemnify and save Dobizness.com, our affiliates, directors, officers and employees             harmless, from any and all losses, claims, liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may             arise from such User's use of the Site or Services (including but not limited to the display of such User's                          information on the Site) or from your breach of any of the terms and conditions of the Terms. Each User hereby             further agrees to indemnify and save Dobizness.com, our affiliates, directors, officers and employees harmless,             from any and all losses, damages, claims, liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may             arise from User's breach of any representations and warranties made by User to Dobizness.com, including but             not limited to those set forth in Section 5 hereunder. 
  
8.6       Each User hereby further agrees to indemnify and save Dobizness.com, our affiliates, directors, officers and             employees harmless, from any and all losses, damages, claims, liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity             basis) which may arise, directly or indirectly, as a result of any claims asserted by Third Party Rights claimants             or other third parties relating to products offered or displayed on the Site. Each User hereby further agrees that             Dobizness.com is not responsible and shall have no liability to you, for any material posted by others, including             defamatory, offensive or illicit material and that the risk of damages from such material rests entirely with each             User. Dobizness.com reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of             any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you shall cooperate with Dobizness.com             in asserting any available defenses.

8.7       Dobizness.com shall not be liable for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages             or any damages whatsoever (including but not limited to damages for loss of profits or savings, business                         interruption, loss of information), whether in contract, negligence, tort, equity or otherwise or any other                         damages resulting from any of the following.
            (a)         The use or the inability to use the Site or Services;
            (b)         Any defect in goods, samples, data, information or services purchased or obtained from a User or any                           other third party through the Site;
             (c)         Violation of Third Party Rights or claims or demands that User's manufacture, importation, export,                            distribution, offer, display, purchase, sale and/or use of products or services offered or displayed on                            the Site may violate or may be asserted to violate Third Party Rights; or claims by any party that they                            are entitled to defense or indemnification in relation to assertions of rights, demands or claims by                            Third Party Rights claimants;
             (d)         Unauthorized access by third parties to data or private information of any User;
             (e)         Statements or conduct of any User of the Site; or;
              (f)         Any matters relating to Services however arising, including negligence.

8.8       Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions, the aggregate liability of Dobizness.com, our employees,             agents, affiliates, representatives or anyone acting on our behalf with respect to each User for all claims arising             from the use of the Site or Services during any calendar year shall be limited to the greater of (a) the amount of             fees the User has paid to Dobizness.com or our affiliates during the calendar year and (b) =N=100,000. The             preceding sentence shall not preclude the requirement by the User to prove actual damages. All claims arising             from the use of the Site or Services must be filed within one (1) year from the date the cause of action arose. 

8.9       The limitations and exclusions of liability to you under the Terms shall apply to the maximum extent permitted by              law and shall apply whether or not Dobizness.com has been advised of or should have been aware of the              possibility of any such losses arising.

 

9.     Force Majeure

9.1       Under no circumstances shall Dobizness.com be held liable for any delay or failure or disruption of the content             or services delivered through the Site resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces or causes             beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, Internet failures, computer, telecommunications or             any other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil             disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, flood, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental             actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals or non-performance of third parties.

 

10.   Intellectual Property Rights

10.1     Dobizness.com is the sole owner or lawful licensee of all the rights and interests in the Site and the Site Content.             The Site and Site Content embody trade secrets and other intellectual property rights protected under             worldwide copyright and other laws. All title, ownership and intellectual property rights in the Site and Site             Content shall remain with Dobizness.com, our affiliates or licensors of the Site Content, as the case may be. All             rights not otherwise claimed under the Terms or by Dobizness.com are hereby reserved.

10.2    "Dobizness", "Dobizness.com", Key Supplier, TrustDeal “” and related icons and logos are registered              trademarks or trademarks or service marks of Enterprise and Franchise in various jurisdictions and are              protected under applicable copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights laws. The unauthorized copying,              modification, use or publication of these marks is strictly prohibited.

10.3     Dobizness.com may have independent third parties involved in the provision of the Services (e.g., the                         authentication and verification service providers).  You may not use any trademark, service mark or logo of             such independent third parties without prior written approval from such parties.

 

11.   Notices

11.1     All legal notices or demands to or upon Dobizness.com shall be made in writing and sent to Dobizness.com             personally, by courier, certified mail, or facsimile to the following address: Enterprise and Franchise             International, 6 Asbifie Road, Alausa, Lagos, Nigeria. Attention: Legal Department.  The notices shall be             effective when they are received by Dobizness.com in any of the above-mentioned manner.

11.2     All legal notices or demands to or upon a User shall be effective if either delivered personally, sent by courier,             certified mail, by facsimile or email to the last-known correspondence, fax or email address provided by the             User to Dobizness.com, or by posting such notice or demand on an area of the Site that is publicly accessible             without a charge. Notice to a User shall be deemed to be received by such User if and when.
            (a)         Dobizness.com is able to demonstrate that communication, whether in physical or electronic form, has                          been sent to such User, or 
            (b)         Immediately upon Dobizness.com posting such notice on an area of the Sites that is publicly accessible                          without charge.

11.3     You agree that all agreements, notices, demands, disclosures and other communications that Dobizness.com              sends to you electronically satisfy the legal requirement that such communication should be in writing.

 

12.   General Provisions

12.1   Subject to any Additional Agreements, the Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and             Dobizness.com with respect to and govern your use of the Site and Services, superseding any prior written or             oral agreements in relation to the same subject matter herein.

12.2    Dobizness.com and you are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture,              employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by the Terms.

12.3     If any provision of the Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deleted and the             remaining provisions shall remain valid and be enforced.

12.4     Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent             of such section.

12.5     Dobizness.com’s failure to enforce any right or failure to act with respect to any breach by you under the Terms             will not constitute a waiver of that right nor a waiver of Dobizness.com’s right to act with respect to subsequent             or similar breaches.

12.6     Dobizness.com shall have the right to assign the Terms (including all of our rights, titles, benefits, interests, and             obligations and duties in the Terms to any person or entity (including any affiliates of Dobizness.com). You may             not assign, in whole or part, the Terms to any person or entity.

12.7     The Terms shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria without regard to its conflict of law              provisions. The parties to the Terms hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Federation              of Nigeria.
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