Storymapping Guidelines

Afrispectives facilitates an area to share stories and content as a service to you. We encourage the free exchange of stories but have established the following parameters for you. Service and guidelines for any content placed on those pages.

We are not responsible for the content of any shared story, and the views expressed on our storymap are the responsibility of your postings and not ours. We reserve the right to review story in any way before they appear on the area of the Site. We reserve the right to remove any story from the Site.

We provide space for shared stories but make no implied or express warranties about the reliability of these stories. We are not responsible for any damage caused by loss of access to, or deletion or alteration of stories.

The following is a non-exclusive list of actions and content that are not permitted on the Site:

  • Any use of copyrighted material without the express permission of the author or owner. Any material that encroaches the rights of others, including expressions of bigotry, racism, or hatred.
  • Any material that is perceived by us or members of our Community, as abusive, deceptive, profane, slanderous, offensive, or inappropriate, including pornography.
  • Any use of material that contains viruses, corrupt files or other content which may compromise us or any user thereof.
  • Any material that violates any laws or regulations of any governing body with jurisdiction over us and users.
  • Any materials inconsistent with the values of the spirit of our Community.
  • Adding links to your story that promotes any of the above.
  • It is our policy to report suspected illegal activities to law enforcement agencies and to cooperate fully with their investigations.

Rules for Online Conduct

Visitors agree not to include any electronic mail or postings that contain any of the following material:

  • Material that defames abuses or threatens others.
  • Statements those are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive.
  • Material that advocates illegal activity.
  • Material that contains obscene content
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation.

Survey responses are reviewed before appearing on the Site. Chat and Message Board Postings are not reviewed prior to appearing on the Site. We reserve the right to edit, delete, or move any Postings.

Blocking of user materials

Any material protected by copyright may not be placed on the Site or the Community area without the express permission of the author or owner of the copyright on that material. If we become aware of the presence of copyright infringing material on its server either in the course of its ordinary and reasonable business activities, or through notification by a third-party who alerts us, through an appropriate notice as required under Copyright Law, of the specific location of the alleged presence of such materials, we will: – Promptly take down or block access to the allegedly infringing material; and – Contact the Member responsible for the album and alert him or her of the allegations of copyright infringement and of our take down or blocking of the allegedly infringing material.

If you believe that the removal or blocking of his or her material was a result of a mistake or a misidentification of the material, you shall provide us a counter notification establishing the Member’s rights to display the material in question, as well as any other information shall request by us. Upon receipt, we will promptly forward the counter-notification to the party that claims to be the copyright owner. If that party then does not file suit to enjoin the alleged infringement, we will re-post or unblock the material within 10–14 business days.

Limitations of Liability

You specifically agree that we or third-party content providers are not liable for any conduct by visitors associated with the Site, including, but not limited to, shared stories or message boards.

We and third-party content providers make no guarantee of the accuracy, correctness, or completeness of any information on the Site and are not responsible for

  • any errors or omissions arising from the use of such information;
  • any failures, delays, or interruptions in the delivery of any content or services contained within the Site; or
  • Losses or damages arising from the use of the content or services provided by the Site.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us and any third-party information provider against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from the Member’s use of the Site. This expressly includes:

  • Your responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights and
  • Any libellous or unlawful material contained within Member Albums, profiles, or Postings.

TERMINATION OF SERVICE

We may terminate your content and any and all information, communications, postings, or Albums at any time, without notice, for conduct that violates this Agreement or other policies or guidelines set out by us elsewhere on the Site. We may delete any and all information, communications, Postings, or Albums for online conduct that we believe is harmful to other Members, the business of us, or other third-party information providers.

Condition of Use

GENERAL

This Agreement provides the condition governing the use of our Web Sites. By visiting our Website, you agree to use the Site in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms and conditions discussed below.

Disclaimer of Warranty

We make no warranties or representations as to its accuracy and our specifically disclaims any liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on our Sites. Neither we and our parent or affiliated companies, nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, or inability to use or access, the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site is provided to you “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

You agree that the use of the Site is entirely at your own risk. Furthermore, neither we nor any third-party content provider makes any warranty with respect to any content, information, services, or products provided through or in conjunction with the Site.

Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.

Features and Specifications

Features and specifications of products described or depicted on the Site are subject to change at any time without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.

Risk of Use

We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Site.

Use of your stories

If you send any communications or materials to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, all such communications are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by us, our parent and/or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, we and our parent and affiliates are free to use, without any compensation to you, any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information.

Links to/from other Sites

We are not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from the Site. Your linking to any other site is entirely at your own risk. While we may provide links on this Site to other sites, the inclusion of such links is for your convenience only and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the owner/sponsor of the site or the content of the site. We disclaim all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites.

Postings on the Site

Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on the Site, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the contents neither of any such communications nor for any error, defamation, libel, obscenity, profanity, or inaccuracy contained in any such communication. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libellous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

Intellectual Property

General

One should assume that all material on the Site is protected by copyright unless noted otherwise and may not be used except as permitted in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site.

Ownership of Materials on Site

Materials displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by us. The use of these materials by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission is provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statues.

Copyright Material

We respect the intellectual property of others, and require that its users do the same. Accordingly, you may not place any material protected by copyright anywhere on the Site without the express permission of the author or owner of the copyright in that material.

We will promptly take down or block access to infringing or allegedly infringing material on its servers if we become aware that such material infringe the copyright rights of a third party, whether we identify such infringement in the course of our ordinary and reasonable business activities, or through notification by a third party. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, and appears on the Site, please contact us.

Warning

In case of any infringement of our rights, our law firm has to undertake any action necessary to immediately stop all infringement of our intellectual property and ask for full compensation of the image damage and all fees for the use of its intellectual property.

Disclaimer for Afrispectives Storymap

The Afrispectives storymap is a non-commercial user-submitted platform with the intention of highlighting and providing space for content from an explicit African perspective. For above shown images, photos and texts, our users granted us the right to use it for our articles. As a content driven platform, we deny all claim and responsibility for any possible intellectual property right infringement based on the shown images, photos and texts. If you believe you have a claim of infringement with respect to material that is posted on our pages, you may give us written notification of your claim by afrispectives@gmail.com! We will remove or block access to the allegedly infringing material.

Disclaimer for users who send us content:

We value and respect copyrights of others and expects its contributors to do the same. By submitting content to us, you acknowledge that you own or have the intellectual property rights to submit the material. You shall not submit as content any material protected by copyright or trademark without the express written permission of the owner of the material. Determining whether material is protected by copyright or other proprietary rights is your responsibility. You are solely responsible and liable for any damage caused by the misuse of material. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting material to us, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide. You hereby grant us the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any such material made available by you.

Support/Customer Service

If you need any help or have any problems that cannot be solved by reading the FAQ, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

Disagreements Governing Law and Jurisdiction

We will try to solve any disagreements quickly and efficiently. If you are not happy with the way we deal with any disagreement and you want to take court proceedings, you must do so within your own country.

General

We will try to solve any disagreements quickly and efficiently. If you are not happy with the way we deal with any disagreement and you want to take court proceedings, you must do so within your own country.

Contact

If you have any questions, please read our FAQ before contacting us.

Our most important mail address is: afrispectives@gmail.com

Please note that emails might take up to 3 days before you receive a response