Terms of Use Agreement

Welcome to The Corporate Prof. website (“the Website”). This Terms of Use Agreement contains the rules and regulations governing your use of the Website, including any digital products such as RSS, software, eBooks, downloads, mobile applications, and other products and services that are, or may be, available on the Website.

Please read the Terms of Use Agreement carefully, because by visiting or using the Website, you agree to be legally bound by and comply with all the terms provided for in this Terms of Use Agreement. If you do not agree to comply with any of the terms of the Terms of Use Agreement, you are not authorized to use the Website.

The terms of the Terms of Use Agreement may be modified from time to time, in the absolute discretion of the Website or WG Limited. All amendments to the Terms of Use Agreement would, however, be posted on the Website. Therefore, you are required to check the Website regularly. Your continued use of the Website and our products and services after we have posted an amendment to the Terms of Use Agreement indicates that you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use Agreement as amended.

PLEASE NOTE that all terms and rules are immediately effective upon their being posted on the Website. If you fail to follow any rules on the Website, whether listed in this Terms of Use Agreement or at other areas on the Website, we may terminate your access, without notice or any liability whatsoever, to any part of or the entirety of the Website, including any “members only” areas of the Website. This is without prejudice to pursuing other remedies available to us.

Privacy Policy

The Website and WG Limited strive to offer users of the Website the numerous advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive experience at the Website. Consequently, we may use your personally-identifying information as indicated in this Terms of Use Agreement.

When you register with the Website, we ask for personally-identifying information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, municipal address, occupation or profession, industry, and other personal matters. We also receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, the Website cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you requested. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Also, visitors to the Website can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent such visitors from engaging in certain website-related activities.

We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

We do not, and will not, rent, barter or sell potentially personally-identifying information and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, we disclose potentially personally-identifying information and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Website or WG Limited, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on the Website.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information and personally-identifying information.

The Website and WG Limited use cookies for the purpose of identifying and tracking the usage of the Website. Users of, and visitors to, the Website who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Websites, with the drawback that certain features of the Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads appearing on the Websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of interest to you. This Terms of Use Agreement covers the use of cookies by the Website, but does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

If the Website and/or WG Limited, or substantially all of their assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that WG Limited goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of the Website and/or WG Limited may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this Terms of Use Agreement.

Copyright

Every material on the Website is protected by copyright law. You must abide by all copyright notices and restrictions contained on the Website.

You may not reproduce, distribute (in any form including over any local area or other network or service), display, perform, create derivative works of, sell, license, extract for use in a database, or otherwise use any materials (including computer programmes and other codes) on the Website (“Website Material”), except that you may download Website Material in the form of one machine readable copy that you will use only for personal, non-commercial purposes and only if you do not alter the Website Material or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice displayed on the Website Material. If you are a subscriber to any of the services offered on the Website, you may be permitted to use Website Material according to the terms of your subscription agreement.

If you believe any Website Material infringes your copyright, please notify us at your earliest convenience for our further action. A notice of infringing material that complies with the Copyright Act must be in writing and must include the complainant’s signature; information sufficient to locate the infringing material; information sufficient to contact the party providing notice (the “complaining party”); a statement of good faith belief of unauthorized use; and a statement under penalty of perjury that the information in the Notice is accurate. Once we receive a satisfactory Notice, we will remove the material immediately. We will promptly take reasonable steps to inform the user who posted the allegedly infringing material (the “alleged infringer”) of the Notice and subsequent removal. The alleged infringer may then provide us with counter-notice (“Counter-notice) that the initial infringement notice was erroneous. Such Counter-notice must be in writing and must include: a signature; identification of the removed material; identification of the location where the material appeared before removal; a statement of good faith belief that the material was removed in error; the alleged infringer’s name, address, and telephone number. Upon receipt of a Counter-notice, we will notify the complaining party and, if deemed appropriate at our absolute discretion, restore the material at our earliest convenience.

Trademarks

“The Corporate Prof.” and the “TCP skyscrapers” logo and other logos, indicia and trademarks featured on the Website are trademarks owned by WG Limited (“Our Trademarks”) or as may be indicated.

You may not use Our Trademarks in connection with any product or service that does not belong to us. You may also not use Our Trademarks in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among users about whether we are the source, sponsor, or endorser of the product or service, or in any manner that disparages or discredits us.

Links, Frames and Metatags

You may link to the public pages of the Website, as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. You may not link to the other pages, such as “members only” pages, of the Website. You may not frame the content of the Website. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates Our Trademarks or our name without our prior express written consent.

Links to Other Web Sites

The Website contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to the users of the Website. The Website and WG Limited have no control over those other websites or their contents. Except for information or in respect of products or services clearly identified as being supplied The Website, we do not in any way review, operate, or control any material, information, products or services on other websites. You are enjoined to read the terms of use and privacy policies that govern your use of those other websites. We are not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their content. Consequently, you should direct any concerns you may have regarding any other websites to the administrator or webmaster of those websites.

User-Generated Contents: Blogs, Chat Rooms, Forums and Bulletin Boards

The Website may include blogs, chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards, and other mechanisms to display user-generated contents that allow you to communicate with us and other users of the Website. We do not control the messages, information or files delivered to the Website. Messages, materials, other communications, and other content distributed through any part of the Website represent the opinions of the individual authors only and do not reflect the opinions or views of The Corporate Prof., WG Limited, its member companies, subsidiaries, partners, or any institutions with which the author is affiliated. There are no representations or warranties that any of the expressed opinions and other content are correct, factually accurate, or complete.

You should be aware that messages, reviews, text, recordings, photographs, and any other content you may post on the Website are neither private nor confidential. You grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, world-wide, irrevocable, royalty-free, unrestricted right (with the right to sub-license the right) to use, reproduce, transmit, excerpt, modify, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, adapt, translate, transmit, host, cache, tag, encode, or distribute (including without limitation the right to adapt to streaming, downloading, broadcast, mobile, digital, thumbnail, scanning or other technologies) in any form or media now known or hereinafter developed, any message, file, data or other communication you post on any part of the Website.

You acknowledge that any submissions you make to any part of the Website (that is, user-generated content including but not limited to: comments, forum messages, reviews, text, video, audio and photographs, as well as computer code and applications) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by the Website, and you waive any rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. Please note that all submissions made to any part of the Website may also be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and made available for republishing through other formats.

Furthermore, you hereby agree NOT to:

  • upload, post, display, distribute or otherwise publish on any part of the Website any material that is libellous, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, harassing, or abusive, or that infringes any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, violates any right of publicity or privacy, or is otherwise illegal;
  • use the Website to post deliberately disruptive repetitive messages or distribute chain letters, junk mail, “spamming” solicitations or other bulk communications of any kind;
  • impersonate any other person or entity while using the Website; or
  • upload any information, files, code or other materials that contain viruses or are able to disrupt or damage the Website, software, hardware or equipment or to collect or use information about other users of the Website for any purpose.

You agree to be courteous in your use of the Website and to refrain from engaging in personal attacks and using language that is abusive, discriminatory, or constitutes hate speech.

You also agree to use the Website in a non-commercial manner only and you may not distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services without the prior express written permission of The Corporate Prof.

You are solely responsible for any content you post on any part of the Website. However, while we do not monitor all material posted on the Website and are not responsible for the content of such material we have the right, but not the obligation, to terminate your access and/or remove or edit any content that in our judgment does not comply with this Terms of Use Agreement or is otherwise objectionable or inaccurate, in our absolute discretion.

Disclaimers

THE CONTENTS MADE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE ARE AVAILABLE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS AND INACCURACIES IN MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIAL OR DATA OR ENDORSE ANY ADVICE, OPINION OR STATEMENT DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED ON THE WEBSITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS ON THE WEBSITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON THE WEBSITE. The Corporate Prof. does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through any part of the Website by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, OR INFORMATION SHALL BE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER THE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EVEN IF THE PURPOSE OR INTENDED USE HAS BEEN DISCLOSED) WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY WEBSITE MATERIALS, SERVICES OR GOODS (INCLUDING DIGITAL PRODUCTS) THAT ARE AVAILABLE, ADVERTISED OR SOLD THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES ON THE WEBSITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR WEBSITE MATERIAL THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE DO NOT CONTAIN SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES. YOU RELY ON THE WEBSITE AND ANY WEBSITE MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability

WE AND OUR OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR (1) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR LOSS OF DATA) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, WEBSITE MATERIAL, THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THEM, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT OR LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY OR (2) FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR BREACH OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT.

If the foregoing limitation is held to be unenforceable, our maximum liability will not exceed the amount you paid to us, if any, for use of the Website during the period when your claim accrued. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

Representations and Warranties

You represent, warrant and covenant as follows:

(a) that no materials of any kind submitted by you will:

(i)      violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or

(ii)     contain libellous or otherwise unlawful material; and

(b) that you are at least eighteen years old.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us and our trustees, directors, officers, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, information providers, licensors, and licensees against all liabilities, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, which we may incur as a result of your violation of this Terms of Use Agreement, or, if you are a subscriber to any of the services on the Website, your failure to fulfil any obligations relating to your account, whether incurred by you or any other person using your account. We have the right, but not the obligation, to take over the exclusive defence of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification. You agree to provide us with whatever cooperation we may request in respect of such action.

You shall be responsible for and keep The Corporate Prof. and/or WG Limited indemnified against all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, losses or expenses whatsoever which may be made, brought, commenced, prosecuted, suffered and/or sustained by or against it or them arising from your acts or omissions in respect of the use of the Website or compliance or non-compliance with this Terms of Use Agreement.

Waiver

Any failure or delay in exercising any rights, powers, and/or privileges contained in this Terms of Use Agreement by The Corporate Prof. and/or WG Limited shall not operate as a waiver thereof, and no partial exercise of any rights, powers, and/or privileges shall preclude any other or further exercise thereof by The Corporate Prof. and/or WG Limited of any other rights, powers and/or privileges.

Termination

We reserve the right to terminate this Terms of Use Agreement at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever, including your violation of any of the provisions of the Terms of Use Agreement. If the Terms of Use Agreement is terminated, the following provisions in this Terms of Use Agreement will survive: Limitation of Liability, Disclaimer, Indemnification, Governing Law, Forum Selection and Severability.

Governing Law

This Terms of Use Agreement and any claim or dispute relating to it will be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria applicable to contracts made and performed therein without regard to its conflicts of law principles.

Forum Selection

You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria sitting in Nigeria, and you waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

Severability

If any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severed from this Terms of Use Agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.