Terms of Use


1.1. Overview.

The following terms and conditions (these “Terms”) govern all use by you as a) user or visitor or host (“User”) of (a) the Africa Networking Events websites (www.africanetworkingevents.com ) and domains (including all webpages, subdomains and subparts therein contained, the “Site”), (b) any and all services available on or through the Site or otherwise provided by Africa Networking Events. (“ANE”) which operates the website in connection with events listed on the Site, and (c) all Software (as defined below) (collectively, the “Services”). The Services are owned and operated by Africa Business Communities B.V. a Netherlands limited liability company, (“ANE”, “we,” or “us”). The Services are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by ANE. By using or accessing any part of the services, you agree to all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the site by ANE. if you do not agree to any of such terms, conditions, rules, policies or procedures, do not use or access the services.

1.2. Modification.

ANE reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the terms or conditions of these TERMS at any time. It is your responsibility to check these TERMS periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of any changes to these TERMS constitutes acceptance of those changes. If any change to these TERMS is not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the Services.

1.3. Language.

We may translate these Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy or any other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site into other languages for your convenience. The English language version of each of these documents is the version that governs your use of the Services and in the event of any conflict between the English language version and a translated version, the English language version will control.


ANE provides a simple and quick means to organize events, facilitate registrations on the Site from users who want to attend such events (“Users” or “you”). Organizers may visit the Site, fill out a questionnaire about their event, including pricing, location, inventory, etc., have collect event registration fees online directly from Users by ANE.


3.1. The Services.

ANE hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to access and use the Services solely for the purposes of browsing the Site, and searching for, viewing, registering for, and interacting with, an event that is registered on the Site, in each case (i) in compliance with these Terms, and (ii) to the extent permitted under all applicable laws and regulations (foreign and domestic). Notwithstanding the foregoing, you shall not, and shall not permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (i) modify, reproduce or otherwise create derivatives of any part of the Services or Site Content (as defined below); (ii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or structure, sequence and organization of all or any part of the Services (except that this restriction shall not apply to the limited extent restrictions on reverse engineering are prohibited by applicable local law); (iii) rent, lease, resell, distribute or use the Services for timesharing, service bureau, or commercial purposes; (iv) remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels on or in the Services or Site Content; (v) engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services; or (vi) engage in any fraudulent activity or activity that facilitates fraud.


To be a registered user of the Services, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site registration form (the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or ANE has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, ANE has the right to suspend or terminate all of your accounts and refuse any and all of your current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof). ANE is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. For this reason, you must be at least 18 years of age, or the legal age of majority where you reside if that jurisdiction has an older age of majority, to register for an account.


As part of the Site registration process, you will create a password and account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including, without limitation, all actions by sub-users registered under your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify ANE of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. ANE cannot and will not be liable for any loss, damage or other liability arising from your failure to comply with this Section or from any unauthorized access to or use of your account. In the event of any dispute between two or more parties as to account ownership, you agree that ANE shall be the sole arbiter of such dispute in its sole discretion and that ANE’S decision (which may include termination or suspension of any account subject to dispute) shall be final and binding on all parties.


7.1. Site Content.

You agree that all material, including without limitation information, data, software, text, design elements, graphics, images and other content (collectively, “Content”), contained in or delivered via the Services or otherwise made available by ANE in connection with the Services (collectively, “Site Content”) is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets or other intellectual property and other proprietary rights and laws. ANE may own the Site Content or portions of the Site Content may be made available to ANE through arrangements with third parties. Except as expressly authorized by ANE in writing or in connection with your use of the intended functionality of the Services, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works of any Site Content, or post any Site Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose. Reproducing, copying or distributing any Site Content for any other purpose is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of ANE. You shall use the Site Content only for purposes that are permitted by these Terms and any applicable laws and regulations (foreign and domestic). Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

7.2. Your Content.

You acknowledge and agree that if you contribute, provide or make available any Content to the Site (“Your Content”), you hereby grant to ANE a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, distribute, translate, publish, create derivative works based on, perform, display and otherwise exploit Your Content, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever.

You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the foregoing license, and that all Your Content (i) does not infringe, violate, misappropriate or otherwise conflict with the rights of any third party, and (ii) complies with all applicable laws and regulations (foreign and domestic). In addition, Your Content must be accurate and truthful. ANE reserves the right to remove any of Your Content from the Site at any time if ANE believes in its sole discretion that it does not comply with these Terms. In addition, you agree that ANE may use your name and logo (whether or not you have made it available through the Site) for the purpose of identifying you as an existing or past customer of ANE both on the Site and in marketing and promotional materials.


8.1. Certain Restrictions.

You will understand that you are liable for all Content, in whatever form, that you provide or otherwise make available to or through the Services. You agree not to use the Services to:

  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; harm minors in any way;
  • impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an ANE representative or forum leader, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any person or entity;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content related to the sale or provision of goods and services other than the sale or provision of tickets and registrations to events listed on the Site and other goods and services being sold or provided in conjunction with such events;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or to otherwise interact with the Services in a manner not permitted by these Terms or expressly authorized by ANE
  • interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services;
  • intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation (foreign or domestic)
  • stalk or otherwise harass any person or entity.

8.2. Certain Remedial Rights.

You acknowledge that ANE does not pre-screen any Content provided or made available by you or any third party in connection with the Services, but that ANE and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to (i) monitor, alter, edit, or remove any of your Content, in whole or in part, and/or (ii) rescind and terminate your right to use the Services at any time (with or without notice) for any reason or no reason. You acknowledge and agree that ANE may preserve Your Content and may also disclose Your Content for any reason, including without limitation if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any of Your Content violates the rights of third parties; and/or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ANE, its users and/or the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Services, including Your Content, may involve (i) transmissions over various networks; and/or (ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold ANE, and its affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, agents, co-branders, other partners, and employees, harmless from any and all damage (whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise), loss, liability, cost and expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and accounting fees) resulting from any claim, demand, suit, proceeding (whether before an arbitrator, court, mediator or otherwise), or investigation made by any third party (each a “Claim”) due to or arising out of: your Content; the events listed on the Service; your use of, contribution to or connection with the Service; your violation of these Terms; and/or your violation of any rights of another. ANE shall provide notice to you of any such Claim, provided that the failure or delay by ANE in providing such notice shall not limit your obligations hereunder. ANE reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this Section, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with all reasonable requests in assisting ANE’s defense of such matter.

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ANE reserves the right at any time to, and from time to time may, modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) for any reason or no reason with or without notice. You agree that ANE shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.


ANE, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, accounts (or any part thereof) and/or your right to use the Services, and remove and discard any and all of Your Content within the Services, at any time for any reason or no reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use, failure to timely pay any fees or other monies due ANE, or if ANE believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms. You agree that any termination of your right to use the Services may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that ANE may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related Content and files related to your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Services. Further, you agree that ANE shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your right to use or otherwise access the Services. All provisions of these Terms that by their nature should survive termination of your right to use the Services shall survive (including, without limitation, all limitations on liability, releases, indemnification obligations, disclaimers of warranties, and intellectual property protections and licenses).

12. LINKS.

The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet websites or resources. Because ANE has no control over such websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that ANE is not responsible for the availability of such websites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that ANE shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with any use of or reliance on any such Content, advertising, products, services or other materials available on or through any such website or resource.


The services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. ANE hereby expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, title, non-infringement and fitness for a particular purpose. ANE makes no warranty that: (i) the services will meet your requirements, (ii) the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the services will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality, safety or legality of any content, products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you, or events attended, through the services, or the services themselves (or any part thereof), will meet your expectations, or (v) any errors in the services will be corrected. ANE is not responsible and shall have no liability for the content, products, services, actions or inactions of any user, host or third party before, during and/or after an event; and ANE will have no liability with respect to any warranty disclaimed in (i) through (v) above. You acknowledge that ANE has no control over and does not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of events advertised, the truth or accuracy of any users’ content or listings, or the ability of any user to perform, or actually complete a transaction. The foregoing disclaimers shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users, buyers, other non-organizers, organizers and/or third parties in connection with the site or any services to ANE. ANE, in its sole discretion, may investigate the claim and take necessary action.


ANE shall not be liable under any circumstances or under any legal theory, whether in contract, or otherwise, with respect to the services, or any other subject matter of this terms, for: (i) any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if ane has been advised of the possibility of such damages), (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute services, (iii) amounts in excess of US $1,000 in the aggregate for all claims with respect to the services, or (iv) any matters beyond ANE’s reasonable control. ANE shall have no liability with respect to any of your content or any content of any other user of the services. In addition, ANE is not affiliated with, and has no agency or employment relationship with, any third party service provider used in conjunction with the services and ANE has no responsibility for, and hereby disclaims all liability arising from, the acts or omissions of any such third party service provider. The foregoing limitations shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.


In consideration of being permitted to access and use the services, you hereby agree to release ANE, and its affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, agents, co-branders, other partners, and employees from all damages (whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise), losses, liabilities, costs and expenses of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with disputes between you and third parties (including other organizers, buyers, and other non-organizers) in connection with the services, your access and use of the services, or any events listed thereon.


All information provided by you or collected by ANE in connection with the Services is governed by ANE’s Privacy policy, a copy of which is located at http://africanetworkingevents.com/privacy-policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. ANE strongly recommends that you review the Privacy Statement closely. Further, any information submitted or provided by you to the Services may be publicly accessible. You should take care to protect private information or information that is important to you. ANE shall not be responsible for protecting any such information and is not liable for the protection of privacy of electronic mail or other information transferred through the Internet or any other network that you may use. Please be aware that if you decide to disclose personally identifiable information on the Services, this information may become public. ANE does not control and shall not be responsible for the acts of you or any other users of the Services.


Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail to the address in ANE’s records. The Services may also provide notices of changes to these Terms or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Services. The email address to which notifications can be sent is events@africabusinesscommunities.com.


The trademarks, service marks, and logos of ANE (the “ANE Trademarks”) used and displayed in connection with the Services are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of ANE. Other company, product, and service names used in connection with the Services may be trademarks or service marks owned by third parties (the “Third Party Trademarks”, and, collectively with ANE Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). The offering of the Services shall not be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed in connection with the Services without the prior written consent of ANE specific for each such use. The Trademarks may not be used to disparage ANE, any third party or ANE’s or third party’s products or services, or in any manner (in ANE’s sole judgment) that may damage any goodwill in the Trademarks. Use of any Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless ANE approves the establishment of such a link by prior written consent specific for each such link. All goodwill generated from the use of any ANE Trademark shall inure to ANE’s benefit.

19. Miscellaneous

19.1.  Force Majeure :

We shall not be held liable for any delay or failure in performance of any part of this Agreement from any cause beyond our control and without our fault or negligence, such as acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, then current laws and regulations and changes thereto, embargoes, epidemics, war, terrorist acts, riots, insurrections, fires, explosions, earthquakes, nuclear accidents, floods, strikes, power blackouts, volcanic action, other major environmental disturbances, unusually severe weather conditions, acts of hackers and other illegal activities of third parties, inability to secure products or services of other persons or transportation facilities, or acts or omissions of transportation or telecommunications common carriers or overloading or slow downs over the internet or any third party internet service providers

19.2. Survivability :

The ownership and proprietary rights provisions set forth in this Agreement, and any other provisions that by their sense and context the parties intend to have survive, shall survive the termination of this Agreement for any reason.

19.3. Severability :

The unenforceability or invalidity of any term, provision, section or subsection of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining terms, provisions, sections or subsections of this Agreement, but such remaining terms, provisions, sections or subsections shall be interpreted and construed in such a manner as to carry out fully the intention of the parties hereto.

19.4. Interpretation :

The fact of authorship by or at the behest of a party shall not affect the construction or interpretation of this Agreement.

19.5. Amendments :

No amendment or other change of this Agreement shall be effective except as either expressly permitted under these Terms of Use or agreed to in writing between the parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, additional terms may be required for certain features of the Service (the “Additional Terms.”) The Additional Terms shall be considered incorporated into this Agreement at the time the feature is activated by you. Where there is a conflict between these Terms and the Additional Terms the Additional Terms shall control.

No amendment or other change of this Agreement shall be effective unless and until the revised Agreement is posted by us on the Website.

19.5.1. Further Actions :

You agree to execute any and all documents and take any other actions reasonably required to effectuate the purposes of this Agreement

19.5.2.  Notification of Security Breach :

In the event of a security breach that may affect you, we will notify you of the breach and provide a description.

19.5.3. No Changes in Agreement at Request of User :

Because of our huge number of User, we cannot, as a practical matter, change this Agreement for any one User or group of Users. If we did that, keeping up with the changes alone would be a logistical nightmare. In addition, one reason we are able to offer one of the most accessible African B2B event platforms at a low price is that we are able to use this Agreement to reduce our financial risks.

19.5.4. Entire Agreement :

The terms of the Privacy Statement posted on this Website are incorporated by reference herein. This Agreement, including such policy which is incorporated by reference herein, embody the entire agreement and understanding of the parties, and supersedes all prior agreements, representations and understandings between the parties hereto, relating to the subject matter hereof.

19.6. Compliance With Law (general) :

In using the Services, you agree that you will comply with all applicable laws.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction : This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the Netherlands. Except as otherwise provided in this Section below, each of the parties does hereby agree that any dispute related to these Terms, any other agreement between the parties, the Privacy Policy or the Services, will be decided by the state and federal courts located in Amsterdam or Haarlem, The Netherlands and agrees that that party is subject to the jurisdiction of such courts in such locality.

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