1. Welcome to the Enterprise Roundtable Limited

Welcome to the website of the Enterprise Roundtable Limited (“ERT,” “we,” or “us”). These Terms of Service (the “Terms of Service”) are a binding contract between ERT and you and explain the terms and conditions by which you may use and/or access our website (“our Service”), in connection with www.ert.ng together with any related subsites, sub-domains, mobile and software applications, services, features and/or content associated therewith (collectively, “our Websites”).

For purposes of these Terms of Service, “you” and “your” mean you as the user of our Service. If you use our Service on behalf of a company, organization or other entity, then (a) “you” includes you and that entity, (b) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to these Terms of Service, and that you agree to these Terms of Service on the entity’s behalf, and (c) your entity is legally and financially responsible for your use of our Service as well as for the use of your account by others affiliated with your entity, including any employees, agents, or contractors.

ERT is dedicated to providing users of our Service with a highly interactive and positive experience, while at the same time protecting our rights and the rights of our users. We have developed these Terms of Service to govern your use of our Service, and we, along with our affiliates, partners, and advertisers, provide content and services to you subject to the following conditions. By accessing or using our Service, you hereby affirm that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, whether or not you are a registered user or customer of our Service. Please read the Terms of Service carefully. Your use of our Service is subject to ERT’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by this reference. If you do not agree with any of these Terms of Service, do not use or access (or continue to access) our Service.

  1. Our Service Content

All of the information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with our Service, including for example, advertising, directories, guides, articles, toolkits, opinions, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, software, data, and all other matters related to our Websites, including without limitation, the selection and arrangement of the aforementioned and the “look and feel” of our Websites (collectively, the “Content”), are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights and are the intellectual property of ERT, and its affiliated companies, licensors, and suppliers. ERT actively protects its rights to the Content to the fullest extent of the law. The copying, rearrangement, broadcast, rewriting for broadcast or publication, redistribution, modification, use or publication by you in any medium, directly or indirectly, of any such matters or any part of our Service, including the removal or alteration of advertising, except for limited rights of use granted hereunder, is strictly prohibited. You may not use such material except as provided in these Terms of Service.

The Content includes logotypes, trademarks, and service marks (collectively “Marks”) owned by ERT, and Marks owned by other information providers and third parties. For example, “ERT” is a registered trademark of ERT. No Marks may be used in any manner unless approved in advance, in writing by ERT.

Subject to your agreement to and continuing compliance with these Terms of Service, ERT hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable license to access and use our Service for your personal and non-commercial use only. You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such Content. You may not use our Service for any other purpose, including any way that breaches the Privacy Policy or any other agreement applicable to our Service, unless otherwise expressly permitted by ERT. You may not, for example, republish the Content on any Internet, Intranet, or Extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache or store the Content in electronic form on your computer or mobile device unless otherwise expressly permitted by ERT. You may not distribute any of the Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display, or otherwise use any portion of the Content without securing the prior written consent of ERT.

Requests to use the Content for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms of Service should be directed to info@ert.ng 

Free access to the content made available to you on our Service is possible due to the support of the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria. Without this support, we would not be able to provide you with this content for free.

You agree that you will only use our Service for lawful purposes, and you will not use our Service for sending or storing any unlawful material or for fraudulent purposes or to engage in any illegal, offensive, indecent, or objectionable conduct. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques that involve any trademark, logo, copyrighted material, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of any portion of our Service without our express written consent. You may not alter or modify in any way, our Service. In addition, you agree not to decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through our Service, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of our Service in any way that affects the user’s experience, and not to use any data mining, robots, cancelbots, Trojan horse, or any data gathering or extraction method in connection with your use of our Service, or otherwise harm our Service in any way whatsoever.

ERT respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material placed by any third-party on our Service, please contact us at info@ert.ng and provide us with the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to locate the material;
  1. Information sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, including address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  2. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  3. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

ERT reserves the right to terminate the account of any user that is determined to be a repeat copyright infringer.

  1. Membership and Registration

Certain areas of our Service may require registration or may otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or access certain content. The decision to provide this information is purely optional, however if you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content or features or participate in various areas of our Service. When you register or become a member of our Service or provide information to our Service in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information on all registration pages. Using a name other than your own legal name is prohibited. You agree that ERT may use the information you provide to us according to the Privacy Policy posted on our Service.

If you become a member of our Service, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, and agree you will not sell, transfer, or assign your membership or any membership rights. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so that others may not access our Service using your name in whole or in part. ERT reserves the right to terminate membership and deny access to our Service to any person who violates these Terms of Service.

  1. Other Information Content Providers: Non-Staff Bloggers, Other Provider Content

Our Service includes the distribution of content supplied by other content providers such as non-staff bloggers, commenters and links to content owned by other providers. Our Service is not responsible for the statements and opinions expressed by those content providers. Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such content lies solely with those content providers and is not guaranteed by ERT. ERT is not the publisher of such information and is therefore not liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in such content. Given the volume of information posted by such providers, our Service cannot and does not monitor all of the information posted to our Service and assumes no duty to monitor our Service for inappropriate or inaccurate content. Neither ERT nor its affiliates or employees shall be liable to any user or anyone else for claims of defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, fraud, or misrepresentation arising from such content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ERT reserves the right to remove information provided by other information content providers at any time in its sole discretion.

  1. User-Generated Content; Comments

Our Service’s interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share their ideas and information. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when submitting information to our Service. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you in public areas of our Service. Our Service reserves the right to delete, move or edit any submission at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.

By placing material on, providing content to, or communicating with, our Service, including for example by posting a comment to a ERT story, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you provide, that the content is accurate, that it does not violate these Terms of Service, and that it will not cause injury to any person or entity. You hereby expressly grant ERT, its affiliates and related entities, including our Service, a royalty-free, sublicensable (including to other users), perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works from all information you provide to us in any public area of our Service, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize ERT to include the information you provide in a searchable format that may be accessed by users of our Websites. You also grant ERT and its affiliates and related entities the right to use your name and any other information about you that you provide in connection with its use and with the reproduction or distribution of such material, and also grant ERT the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, knowhow, or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.

Please note that ERT does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication. ERT is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to ERT.

If you believe that user generated content uploaded to our Service infringes your intellectual property rights or the rights of others, please reference the terms of Section 2 regarding how you can notify us of such content, and how we respond to such notices.

  1. Posting Rules

Interactive areas of our Service are intended to encourage community building. We expect people to differ – judgment and opinion are subjective things – and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. But by using these areas of our Service, you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our Service at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any ERT posting rule will be made by ERT in its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have attempted to provide the following guidelines to those posting content on our Service. When using our Service, please do not post material that:

  1. contains vulgar, profane, abusive, or hateful language, epithets or slurs, text or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, tribal, racial, or religious nature, or expressions of bigotry, racism, discrimination, or hate.
  2. is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third-party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community, contains any actionable statement, or tends to mislead or reflect unfairly on any other person, business, or entity.
  • violates any right of ERT or any third-party.
  1. discriminates on the grounds of tribe, race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.
  2. violates any municipal, state or federal law, rule, regulation or ordinance, or attempts to encourage such an evasion or violation.
  3. unfairly interferes with any third-party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of our Service.
  • advertises, promotes, or offers to trade any goods or services.
  • uploads copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on our Service without the express permission of the owner of that material.
  1. uses or attempts to use another’s account, password, service, or system except as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service.
  2. includes images, photos, articles, or other content that constitutes, promotes, or encourages illegal acts, violation of any right of any individual or entity, violation of any local, state, national, or international law, rule, guideline, or regulation, or otherwise creates liability.
  3. uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files.
  • disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of our Service, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through our Service or affiliated or linked sites.
  • “inflames” any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.
  • is unrelated to the specific interactive area or the interactive area’s topic.
  1. disguises the origin of the post.
  • collects or stores other users’ personal data.

A violation of certain of posting rules may be referred to law enforcement authorities. ERT reserves the right to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or governmental request.

  1. Service Security Rules

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of our Service, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to our Service, overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing” or “crashing”, or (d) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail, forum, or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. ERT will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting those who are involved in such violations.

  1. Communications with Third Parties through our Service

Your dealings or communications through our Service with any party other than our Service are solely between you and that third-party. Under no circumstances will ERT be liable for any goods, services, resources, or content available through such third-party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. Please review carefully that third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with those policies and practices before you engage in any transaction. Any complaints, concerns, or questions you may have relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third-party.

  1. Software Available On Our Service

Any software that is made available to download from our Service (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of ERT suppliers. Use of the Software is governed by (i) these Terms of Service and (ii) the terms of the end-user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software (“License Agreement”). In the event of a conflict, the License Agreement shall control. End users shall not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement, unless the end user first agrees to the License Agreement terms. Any such Software is not available to users in territories where its distribution is prohibited by law.

  1. User Accounts and Services

All aspects of our Service are provided for free. This includes any new services ERT may add at any time in its sole discretion.

We may also provide certain services via our third-party partners and you agree that your use of such third-party services is subject to the contractual (including payment) terms presented by such third parties should you wish to use their services. You further agree that ERT has no responsibility for such third-party services and your use of such services is entirely at your own risk.

You may create a user account on the site to improve your experience and interact with other users. You may cancel your user account at any time. ERT reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account or these Terms of Service for your breach of these Terms of Service at any time in its sole discretion. In the event that your account is suspended, you understand and agree that you shall not be provided access to any portion of our Service, any content or data associated with your account, or anything else via the Website.

All information that you provide in connection with your account or any interaction with our Service must be accurate, complete, and current.

  1. International Users

Our Service is controlled, operated, and administered by ERT from its offices within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ERT makes no representation that materials or the Content available through our Service are appropriate or available for use outside the Federal Republic of Nigeria and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use our Service or export the Content in violation of guiding laws and regulations. If you access our Service from a location outside the Federal Republic of Nigeria, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

  1. Modification

ERT shall have the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove terms of this agreement at any time. We will provide you with 30 days’ notice of any substantial changes to the terms of this agreement. You agree to review this agreement periodically since subsequent use by you of our Service shall constitute your acceptance of any changes. ERT shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect of our Service, including, but not limited to, the community areas, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access to use. Such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and any subsequent use by you after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications, or deletions.

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

To the greatest extent permitted by law, all content on our service (including websites) and third-party sites to which our websites link is provided “as is” or “as available” without warranty of any kind. ERT is not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to our service. Because ERT has no control over such services, you acknowledge and agree that ERT is not responsible for the availability of such external services, and that ERT does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such external services. To the greatest extent permitted by law, you further acknowledge and agree that ERT shall not be responsible or liable, directly, or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on or through such external services. The content published on our service may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information on our service.

ERT and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes to our service at any time including changes to these terms of service. Our service may offer a search feature. ERT explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the content or availability of information contained in our search index or directory. ERT also disclaims any responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of any directory or search result. ERT and/or its suppliers make no representations and, to the fullest extent allowed by law, disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose regarding the suitability of the information; the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the content, services, products, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within our service, or the results obtained from accessing and using our service and/or the content contained therein. ERT does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our service, including bulletin boards or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. The user assumes the entire cost of all necessary maintenance, repair or correction of the user’s computer and other equipment.

  1. Limitation of ERT’s Liability; Indemnification

Under no circumstances and to the greatest extent permitted by law, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall ERT, or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the content, unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, the content or any errors or omissions in the content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. You specifically acknowledge and agree that ERT is not liable for any conduct of any user. In no event shall ERT, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers, or licensors be liable to you for any claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, or costs. Nothing in the agreement limits or excludes, or will be deemed to limit or exclude, ERT’s liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, death, or personal injury caused by its negligence or liability that may not otherwise be limited or excluded by law.

As a condition of use of this service, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, ERT and its suppliers, each of their parent and affiliated companies, and each of their respective partners, suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, representatives, contractors, and agents, from any and all claims (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, trade disparagement, privacy, and intellectual property infringement) and damages (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising from or relating to any allegation regarding: (a) your use of our service; (b) ERT use of any content or information you provide, as long as our use is not inconsistent with this agreement; (c) information or material posted or transmitted through your membership account, even if not posted by you; and, (d) any violation of these terms of service by you. If you are dissatisfied with any ERT material, or with any of ERT terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using our service.

  1. Entire Agreement

These Terms of Service shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers, and other terms contained on our Service; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of these Terms of Service, the terms of these Terms of Service shall control (except as set forth in Section 9 above regarding the License Agreement).

  1. General

These Terms of Service shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers, and other terms contained on our Service; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of these Terms of Service, the terms of these Terms of Service shall control.

These Terms of Service have been made, and shall be construed and enforced, in accordance with Nigerian law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to our Websites must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.

If any provision is deemed to be unlawful or unenforceable, that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Any failure of ERT to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms of Service or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Terms of Service. The section titles used in these Terms of Service are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination of these Terms of Service for any reason, you agree that the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding the limitations on your use of Content, the license(s) you have granted to ERT, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate. ERT may assign its rights and duties under these Terms of Service to any party at any time without notice to you.

  1. Service Contact

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions about these Terms of Service, you may contact us at info@ert.ng