TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council (“LASRIC” or “We” or “Us" or “Our”) is an initiative of the Lagos State Government of Nigeria set up to pursue a science research and innovation agenda to address some of its developmental challenges and needs through the application of science research and innovation in Lagos State.

1.2 By accessing, uploading, downloading or using the LASRIC’s website, or any other related service or by submitting an application for grant or funding made available by LASRIC or being a beneficiary of the objectives of LASRIC (the “Service”), You agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions of use (the “Terms and Conditions”) of the Service. The Service is a free to use, Lagos State initiative with the aim to support research and innovation..

1.3 LASRIC reserves the sole right to update the Terms and Conditions of its website and other related services from time to time. Where LASRIC makes any material change, LASRIC will endeavour to notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a prominent notice on LASRIC’s website. An updated version of the Terms and Conditions , once uploaded to LASRIC’s website, will become effective immediately. If You do not agree with the Terms and Conditions of the website. You should not use the Service.

1.4 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for You to have access to the Service. LASRIC cannot guarantee that the transmission of any information over your internet connection will be secure neither can we guarantee that the Service will be compatible with any or all hardware and software that you may use to access the Service.

1.5 Access to, and the use of, some parts of the Service may be restricted to selected users only.

1.6 By making a submission, you acknowledge and agree that you are making a submission solely for the purpose of being considered by LASRIC for potential funding and will not receive any compensation or credit for making a submission.

1.7 BY MAKING A SUBMISSION, YOU ARE ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. You understand that your submission is not confidential nor submitted in confidence or trust and no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created by making a submission. You understand that LASRIC or any collaborating third-party may possess or come to possess information similar or identical to information contained in your submission, and You agree that any such similarity or identity shall not give rise to any claim or entitlement, whether for compensation, credit or otherwise. By making a submission, you hereby release LASRIC and any collaborating third party, and their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, licensees, assigns and successors from any and all claims relating to your submission, including without limitation arising from the risk of misdirection or misdelivery of your submission.

2.0 GENERAL TERMS IN RELATION TO CONDUCT & USE

2.1 Subject to You agreeing to abide by the Terms, the Service is made available to you by way of a non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable licence to use the Service. The Service must not be used for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. By using the Service, you agree to give pre-eminence to and comply with all applicable laws of Lagos State and the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (together referred to as “Applicable Laws”).

2.2 Without limitation, you agree not to:

a. Use the Service in any unlawful manner or in a manner which promotes or encourages illegal activity including (without limitation) copyright infringement; or

b. To gain unauthorised access to the Service or any networks, servers or computer systems connected to the Service; or

c. Modify, adapt, translate or reverse engineer any part of the Service or re-format or frame any portion of the pages comprising the Service, save to the extent expressly permitted by these Terms or by law.

d. Access all or any part of the Service in order to build a product or service which competes with the Service; or

e. Attempt to obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining, access to the Service, other than as provided under this clause 2.

2.3 You must not do any of the following:

a. Upload, post, submit, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, corrupted files, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; delete any required author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in, or falsify the origin or source of, any material that is uploaded, posted or submitted;

b. Use automated scripts to collect information from or in any way seek to change the Service or otherwise interact with the Service.

c. Transmit any material that is defamatory, offensive or otherwise objectionable in relation to your use of the Service.

d. Use the Service in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other users; and

e. Collect or harvest any information or data from the Service or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Service.

f. You must be at least 18 years old to use the Service. Where you are below 18 years old, you can only use the Service through your guardian or parent or sponsor, who must be at least 18 years old. If as a parent or guardian, you become aware that your child or ward has provided us with any information without your consent, please contact us through [email protected] or other contact details on the Service

g. You must provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself on any e-registration forms on the Service and you must maintain and promptly update the information you have provided to us, keep it accurate, current and complete.

h. You must keep Your account, and any relevant password secure.

i. You are solely responsible for any activity that occurs through use of your account with the Service. You are solely responsible for any data, text, files, images, videos, photos or profiles or other material submitted via the Service ( “Content”) for public view by you. We are not responsible for any Content that You upload or submit or for any of your conduct as a user of the Service.

j. We may remove, edit, block, disable or monitor any Content from the Service at any time, without notice. Content removed from the Service may continue to be stored by Us, including, without limitation, in order to comply with certain legal obligations.

k. We may, at our sole discretion, refuse to register You or to limit access to all or part of the Service to certain users, or terminate the membership of a user without providing reasons for doing so.

l. If we disable Your account, You will not create another one without Our permission.

m. You must not at any given time register more than one user account, impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, or attempt to use another user's account.

n. You agree that LASRIC may contact you from time to time by email or any other means to provide you with information about this Service which may be of interest to you or for any other purpose.

3.0 CONTENT

3.1 You represent and warrant that: (i) You have the right to upload or submit any Content posted by You via the Service; (ii) the uploading and submission and use of Your Content on the Service does not violate or infringe on the rights of any third party; and (iii) upload and submission of Content on the Service does not breach any contract or arrangement between You and a third party.

3.2 You understand that by using the Service, You may encounter Content that may be deemed offensive. You use the Service at Your own risk and We shall not have any liability to You for Content that You may find offensive.

3.3 Much of the Content on the Service is generated by other users and third parties. It may be out of date and we make no commitment to update or remove Content of any user or third party. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, integrity or quality of any Content on the Service.

3.4 Content is for information only and cannot be regarded as constituting advice or recommendations (professional or otherwise) and should not be relied on without taking independent advice. You are solely responsible for any decisions you take based on your own Content and the Content of others. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on Content by any user to the Service, or from any reliance placed on Content by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

3.5 The Service also utilises certain Content owned or licensed by LASRIC (“LASRIC Content”). LASRIC Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and, as between You and LASRIC, LASRIC owns and retains all rights in the LASRIC Content and the Service. You will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trade mark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the LASRIC Content and You will not reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the LASRIC Content, other than as expressly permitted under these Terms and Conditions.

3.6 The LASRIC name, logo and trademarks and service marks of LASRIC (the “Marks”) are owned by LASRIC. You cannot use, edit, vary, display, publish, distribute, store or commercially exploit the Marks without our prior written consent.

3.7 You may communicate with other users through the Service and you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for those communications. We are not responsible for your behaviour or activities, including that of other users.

3.8 Ideas and information that You submit and/or share may be seen and used by other users or third parties. We cannot guarantee that other users or third parties will not use the ideas and information that you submit or share on the Service. We are not responsible for any misuse or misappropriation of any Content or information you submit or share on the Service.

3.9 By making Content available on any part of the Service, You grant us (and our agents, successors and assignees) an irrevocable, fully paid-up and royalty-free, perpetual licence (with the right to sub- licence and to assign) to use, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publish, reproduce, adapt, remove, retain, process, analyse and commercialise your Content via the Service in any way now known or discovered in the future for the following purposes:

a. Providing and promoting the Service to users or third parties; or
b. Improving the quality of the Service.

3.10 There may be links from the Service, or from communications You receive from the Service, to third party websites or services. The Service may also include third party content that We do not control, maintain or endorse. Functionality of the Service may also permit interactions between the Service and a third-party website or service, including applications that connect the Service or Your profile on the Service with a third-party website or service. You may be enabled to share Content from the Service or Your Content with a third party, which may be publicly posted on that third party's service or application. LASRIC does not control any of these third-party web services or any of their content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that LASRIC is in no way responsible or liable for any such third-party services or features.

4.0 THIRD PARTY COMPETITIONS

4.1 The Service may include competitions run by third-party promoters who are independent of LASRIC, (“Third Party Competitions”). Third Party Competitions shall be governed by the prize terms and conditions made between the relevant third-party promoter and the entrants. We do not control, manage or endorse Third Party Competitions and to the maximum extent permitted by law We disclaim all liability whatsoever arising from your entry into any Third Party Competition.

4.2 LASRIC reserves the right to suspend or remove any Third Party Competition if in LASRIC’s opinion, the Third Party Competition contravenes these Terms and Conditions or any other agreement between LASRIC and the third party promoter. To the maximum extent permitted by law We disclaim all liability to you for any loss or damage resulting from such suspension or removal.

5.0 DISCLAIMER/LIABILITY

5.1 Use of the Service is at Your own risk. The Service is provided on an “as is” basis. To the maximum extent permitted by law: (a) LASRIC disclaims all liability whatsoever, whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise in relation to the Service; and (b) all implied warranties, terms and conditions relating to the Service (whether implied by statue, common law or otherwise), including (without limitation) any warranty, term or condition as to accuracy, completeness, satisfactory quality, performance, fitness for purpose or any special purpose, availability, non-infringement, information accuracy, interoperability, quiet enjoyment and title are, as between LASRIC and You are hereby excluded. In particular, but without prejudice to the foregoing, We accept no responsibility for any technical failure of the internet and/or the Service; or any damage or injury to users or their equipment as a result of or relating to their use of the Service.

5.2 LASRIC will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), under statute or otherwise, as a result of or in connection with the Service, for any: (i) economic loss (including, without limitation, loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or (ii) loss of goodwill or reputation; or (iii) special or indirect or consequential loss.

5.3 LASRIC is not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of third parties, and You release Us, our directors, officers, employees and agents from any claims, known or unknown arising out of or in connection with any claim You have against any third party.

6.0 INDEMNITY

6.1 You shall indemnify LASRIC against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages or losses including direct and indirect consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other professional costs and expenses suffered or incurred by Us arising out of or in connection with: (i) a breach by You of the Terms and Conditions; (ii) the enforcement of the Terms and Conditions against You; (iii) the Content You submitted from Your account; (iv) a breach of any Applicable Law; (v) any misrepresentation made by You or (vi) any claim made against Us by a third party relating to your use of the Service, howsoever arising.

7.0 SERVICE

7.1 LASRIC will take all reasonable steps within its power to ensure the smooth and proper running of the Service.

7.2 LASRIC reserves the right to suspend or cease providing any services relating to the Service with or without notice and shall have no liability or responsibility to You in any manner whatsoever if it chooses to do so.

8.0 COMPLAINTS

8.1 If You (a) have any complaints about the operation of the Service; (b) believe that any images or Content have been submitted to the Service wrongfully, illegally or accidentally; (c) are being harassed or bullied by any other user of the Service; or (e) believe the Service is being used by any person in any manner contrary to Applicable Laws; then please contact us immediately at [email protected]

9.0 ADVERTS

9.1 We accept no responsibility for adverts (including the provision of any goods or services relating thereto) contained on the Service. If You agree to purchase goods and/or services from any third party who advertises on the Service You do so at Your own risk. The advertiser, not LASRIC, is responsible for such goods and/or services and if You have any queries or complaints in relation to them, Your only recourse is against the advertiser.

10.0 GENERAL

10.1 These Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time) constitute the entire agreement between You and LASRIC concerning Your use of the Service.

10.2 We may assign or subcontract any rights under the Terms and Conditions without Your consent. You shall not assign or transfer any rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions without our prior written consent.

10.3 You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Conditions so that You are aware of any changes to them and You will be bound by any updated Terms and Conditions.

10.4 LASRIC may at any time, without notice, vary or amend these Terms and Conditions. The most up-to-date version of the Terms and Conditions will be sent to your email or posted on LASRIC’s website.

10.5 LASRIC’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by LASRIC in writing. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall prevent or restrict the further exercise of that or any right or remedy.

10.6 Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall create any rights or any other benefits whether in law or otherwise in favour of any person other than You and LASRIC.

10.7 If any portion of these Terms and Conditions of Use is held by any court or tribunal to be invalid or unenforceable, either in whole or in part, then that part shall be severed from these Terms and Conditions of Use and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other part in this Terms and Conditions of Use.

10.8 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Lagos State of Nigeria. The State High Court of Lagos will have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising under these Terms and Conditions should Mediation fail, which Mediation shall be conducted under the auspices of the Lagos State Multi-Door Courthouse