Terms and Conditions
- Definition of Terms
- Account Registration
- Licenses Granted by Raadaa to Raadaa content and Member Content
- License granted by Member
- Content from Social Media and Networking Sites
- General Prohibitions
- Copyright Policy
- Limitation of Liability
- Proprietary Rights Notices
- Controlling Law
- Entire Agreement
- Dispute Resolution
- Contacting Raadaa
Raadaa is a platform for individuals, authors and organizations - including publishing houses to share books, articles, research papers, magazines, blog and Newspaper content. The company's mission is to accelerate access to research, information and knowledge sharing all over the world. On Raadaa, authors can monitor the consumption of their content and the discussions made on them as well as view their impact, based on the ratings and reviews they get. They can also share with fellow authors and participate in peer reviews.
Asides these, authors can also monetize their content on Raadaa and receive payments per view on their papers and other publications.
Definition of Terms
“Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, information or other works of authorship.
“Raadaa Content” means content that Raadaa makes available through the site or services, including any content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content.
“Member” means a person who completes Raadaa’s account registration process, as described under the “Account Registration” section below.
“Member Content” means Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits or transmits to be made available through the site or services.
“Collective Content” means, collectively, Raadaa content and Member Content.
Certain areas of the Site (and your access to or use of certain services or Collective Content) may have different Terms and Conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional Terms and Conditions. If there is a conflict between these terms and conditions posted for a specific area of the site, services or Collective Content, the latter Terms and Conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area of the site, services or Collective Content, as applicable.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE OR SERVICES OR BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ON THE SITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, THESE Terms and Conditions, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE Terms and Conditions, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, SERVICES OR Collective Content. If you accept or agree to these Terms and Conditions on behalf of a company, university or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company, university or other legal entity to these Terms and Conditions and, in such event, “you” and “your” will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.
Raadaa reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the site, services and these Terms and Conditions, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms and Conditions we will post the modification on the site or provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of these Terms and Conditions. By continuing to access or use the site or services after we have posted a modification on the site or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions. If the modified Terms and Conditions are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site and Services.
The Site and Services are intended solely for persons who are 13 years of age or older. Any access to or use of the site or services by anyone under the age of 13 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the site or services you represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older.
In order to access certain features of the Site and Services and to post any member content on the site or through the services you must register to create an account (“Account”) and become a member.
You may register directly via the site or by logging into your account with certain third party social media or social networking sites (“SNS”) (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Google, Linkedin) via the site, as described herein. If you decide to register through an SNS, we will extract the personal information you have provided to the SNS (such as your “real” name, email address and other information you make publicly available via the SNS) from the account you have with the applicable SNS and use that information to create your Account. The specific information that we extract may depend on the privacy settings you have with the SNS. You hereby consent to our access to and collection of such personal information about you. During the registration process, you will be required to provide certain information such as email, phone number and a password.
You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. Raadaa reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Raadaa of any unauthorized use of your Account.
The site, services and Collective Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of Nigeria and foreign countries. You acknowledge and agree that the site, services and Collective Content, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Raadaa and its licensors. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the site, services or Collective Content.
Licenses Granted by Raadaa to Raadaa content and Member Content
Subject to your compliance with the terms of these Terms and Conditions, Raadaa authorizes you to download, view and print any Raadaa content, solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes, and to access and use the Site and Services, including to download, view and print any Member Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes, and subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. You have no right to sublicense the license rights granted in this section.
You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Site, Services or Collective Content, except as expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions . No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Raadaa or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions.
License granted by Member
We may, in our sole discretion, permit Members to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making any Member Content available through the site or services, you hereby grant to Raadaa a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicenseable, perpetual, royalty-free license to reproduce, modify for formatting purposes, prepare derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, and otherwise use your Member Content in connection with operating and providing the services and content to you and to other members. Raadaa does not claim any ownership rights in any Member Content and nothing in these Terms and Conditions will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any Member Content.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all member content that you make available through the site or services. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all Member Content that you make available through the site or services or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Raadaa the rights in such Member Content, as contemplated under these Terms and Conditions; and (ii) neither the Member Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Member Content or Raadaa’s use of the Member Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the site or services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
Content from Social Media and Networking Sites
As part of the functionality of the Site and Services, you may link your Account with online accounts you may have with third party service providers (each such account, a “Third Party Account”) by either: (i) providing your Third Party Account login information to Raadaa through the Site or Services; or (ii) allowing Raadaa to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable Terms and Conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to Raadaa and/or to grant Raadaa access to your Third Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the Terms and Conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating Raadaa to pay any fees or making Raadaa subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third party service providers.
By granting Raadaa access to any Third Party Accounts, you understand that Raadaa will access, make available and store (if applicable) any Content that you have provided to and stored in your Third Party Account (“Third Party Account Content”) so that it is available on and through the Site and Services via your Account. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms and Conditions and Conditions , all Third Party Account Content, if any, will be considered to be Member Content for all purposes of these Terms and Conditions. Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third Party Accounts will be available on and through your Account on the Site and Services. Please note that if a Third Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Raadaa’s access to such Third Party Account is terminated by the third party service provider, then the Third Party Account Content that was available from such Third Party Account will no longer be available on and through the Site and Services. You have the ability to disable the connection between your Account and your Third Party Accounts, at any time, by accessing your Account Settings page. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WTH YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. Raadaa makes no effort to review any Third Party Account Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or non-infringement and Raadaa is not responsible for any Third Party Account Content.
We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Site or Services (“Feedback”). You may submit Feedback by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the “supports” section of the Site. You acknowledge and agree that if you submit any Feedback to us, you hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
General ProhibitionsYou agree not to do any of the following:
- Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that:
- infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy;
- violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability;
- is fraudulent, knowingly false, misleading or deceptive;
- is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive;
- promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group;
- is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or
- promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances.
- Use, display, mirror or frame the Site, or any individual element within the Site or Services, Raadaa’s name, any Raadaa trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Raadaa’s express written consent;
- Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site, Raadaa’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Raadaa’s providers;
- Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Raadaa system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
- Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Raadaa or any of Raadaa’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site, Services or Collective Content;
- Attempt to access or search the Site, Services or Collective Content or download Collective Content from the Site or Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by Raadaa or other generally available third party web browsers;
- Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
- Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Raadaa trademark, logo URL or product name without Raadaa’s express written consent;
- Use the Site, Services or Collective Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms and Conditions and Conditions ;
- Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Site, Services or Collective Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
- Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Services or Collective Content;
- Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Site or Services;
- Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Site or Services from other users of the Site or Services without their express permission;
- Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
- Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
- Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
Raadaa will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. Raadaa may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these Terms and Conditions and Conditions . You acknowledge that Raadaa has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site, Services or Collective Content or to review or edit any Collective Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Site and Services, to ensure your compliance with these Terms and Conditions and Conditions , or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. Raadaa reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Collective Content, including, but not limited to, Collective Content that Raadaa, at its sole discretion, considers to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions and Conditions or otherwise harmful to the Site or Services.
Raadaa respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Raadaa’s policy to terminate, in appropriate circumstances, Members or other account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see Raadaa’s Copyright Policy at raadaa.com/copyright, for further information.
The Site or Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Raadaa is not responsible or liable for:
- the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or
- the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources.
Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Raadaa of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources or the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources.
THE SITE, SERVICES AND Collective Content ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, RAADAA EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. RAADAA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, SERVICES OR Collective Content WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. RAADAA MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR Collective Content PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM RAADAA OR THROUGH THE SITE, SERVICES OR Collective Content, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE Site and Services AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT RAADAA DOES NOT SCREEN OR INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ANY USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, NOR DOES RAADAA MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. RAADAA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE Site and Services AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Raadaa, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site, Services or Collective Content, or your violation of these Terms and Conditions and Conditions .
Limitation of Liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES AND Collective Content REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER RAADAA NOR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, SERVICES OR Collective Content WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE Terms and Conditions OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SERVICES OR Collective Content, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT RAADAA HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT WILL RAADAA’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE Terms and Conditions OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SERVICES OR Collective Content EXCEED TWENTY DOLLARS ($20). THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN RAADAA AND YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Proprietary Rights Notices
All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of Raadaa used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Raadaa. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.
These Terms and Conditions and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.
These Terms and Conditions and Conditions constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Raadaa and you regarding the Site, Services and Collective Content, and these Terms and Conditions supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Raadaa and you regarding the Site, Services and Collective Content.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms and Conditions, by operation of law or otherwise, without Raadaa’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms and Conditions, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Raadaa may assign or transfer these Terms and Conditions, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms and Conditions will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms and Conditions, will be in writing and given by Raadaa (i) via email (in each case to the address that you provide); or (ii) by posting to the Site. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
You and Raadaa agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Site or Services (collectively, “Disputes”) will be settled by binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right: (i) to bring an individual action in small claims court and (ii) to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights (the action described in the foregoing clause (ii), an “IP Protection Action”). The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any IP Protection Action will be the courts of competent jurisdiction located in the state of Raadaa Headquarters and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts. You acknowledge and agree that you and Raadaa are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and Raadaa otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this “Dispute Resolution” section will be deemed void. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, this “Dispute Resolution” section will survive any termination of these Terms and Conditions.
The failure of Raadaa to enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions and Conditions will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Raadaa. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms and Conditions will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms and Conditions or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect.
If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact Raadaa at email@example.com.
Last Updated Date: June 5, 2017