18.08.2017

 
 

Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of website usage

 

Privacy Policy

 

LEAP is concerned about privacy issues and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose your information. This Privacy Policy covers the collection and use of information for the website http://leaplatform.org (the “Site” or “we”). The Site is hosted on servers located in the United States of America and supported by LEAP offices in Tanzania.

By using the Site you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy policy.

By using the Site you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy policy.

 

About LEAP

LEAP is a company limited by guarantee registered in Tanzania (Certificate of Incorporation No. 99847). For more information please visit http://leaplatform.org . Our website is hosted by ‘in motion hosting” on servers based in the USA.

 

What information we collect

We collect two types of information:

i)              “personal information”- data that personally identifies you such as your name, address, email address, credit card details etc

ii)             “anonymous information”- data that does not personally identify you such as your IP address, browser information, cookies etc

 

Information you give us

We may collect and store any information which you give us via any forms on our site- such as your name, address, email address, phone number, type of industry etc – or when communicating with us or others using the site by email or in some other way.

 

We also collect any information you post on our site on the forums, message service, blog posts, groups or through any other comment.

 

If you purchase items through the site you may also be asked for credit card information.

 

Any donations made through our site will be transacted directly on the Paypal website and will therefore be subject to the terms and condition thereto. We expressly notify our site users that we are not liable any use of the Paypal site

 

Information from your use of the site

We may receive certain information from your use of the Site. This includes information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address (used to connect your computer to the internet) and connection information such as browser information.   We collect information about the date and time of your visit, the web page you have visited immediately prior to visiting our Site, search engine terms, clicks on posts and pages, any external links that you click and other information.

 

Cookies

Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that usually includes an anonymised unique identifier. If you visit a website its computer asks your computer for a permission to store the file in the cookies section of your hard drive. Cookies are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the Site owner or others. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. Persistent cookies stay in the cookie file of your browser for longer though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie.

 

What to do if you do not want information collected through the use of cookies

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to decline the use of cookies. Some features of this Site may not work properly if you decline the use of cookies. To learn more about cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org that is unconnected to this Site. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http:/tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout also unconnected to this Site.

 

Personal and anonymous information

If we combine non-personal information (information that does not personally identify you) with personal information (such as combining your name with your geographical location), the combined information will be treated by us as personal information as long as it is combined.

 

When we share your information

We may disclose your personal information:

i)              To our third party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, credit card processing and other similar services to enable them to provide services. These companies are contractually required to keep that information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose except to carry out the services that they are performing for us.

ii)             To a third party in the event of any reorganisation, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings)

iii)           As we believe to be necessary or appropriate under applicable law, to comply with legal process, to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence, to enforce our terms and conditions, to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates or partners, to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property and/or that of our affiliates or partners, you or others, to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

iv)           To identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the site.

 

If you use our message boards, forums, comment boxes, profile pages and other services available on our Site to which you can post information and materials such information becomes public information and may be available to visitors to the Site and to the general public. You should be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal information, or any other information, on our Site.

 

Third Party Sites

This Privacy Policy does not address and we are not responsible for the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties including any third party operating any site to which this Site contains a link. The inclusion of a link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us or by our affiliates.

 

Public Forums

You should be aware that any information you disclose on your publicly accessible profile as a member, on any forum or comment or other public area of our Site becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose public information in these public areas.

 

Data security

We use in motion hosting as our server provider and they are based in the USA. They have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alternation of the information under their control. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the integrity and security of the network and systems they cannot guarantee that their security measures will prevent third party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

 

Exceptions

As stated we will never give out your information without your permission. The only exceptions to this are when we are required by law, in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the law or we must comply with a legal notice served on our Site. We may also need to give out your information if one of our partners requires it, but these situations are rare and we will always ask for your explicit permission first.

 

Changes to this policy

LEAP reserves the right to revise, amend or modify this policy and any other of our policies at any time and in any manner; in doing so, however, we shall not reduce your rights under this privacy policy without your explicit consent. We will do our utmost to keep you informed of any privacy policy changes, this will include notification on this page; where there are any changes of a significant nature, we shall endeavour to provide more prominent notification which may take the form of email or blog post notification of policy changes. For your convenience and review we shall keep older versions of the privacy policy in an archive.

 

Use of the site by Children

LEAP recommends that children ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to the Company or to anyone else online.

 

Retention period

LEAP will keep your personal information for as long as you are a member of LEAP or a subscriber to our services and so far as it is possible to do so in relation to cookie information.

 

Contacting us

If you have any queries about this privacy policy please email [email protected]. If you wish us to remove your personal data for any reason please send an email to [email protected] with “remove data” in the subject line.

 

Terms and Conditions of website usage

Our terms and conditions together with the documents referred to on it, tell you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.leaplatform.org (“our site”) whether as a visitor, guest or registered user. Please read these terms carefully before you start to use the site. By using the site you indicate that you accept these terms of use and agree to abide by them. If you do not agree, please do not use our site.

 

About Us

www.leaplatform.org is a site operated by Legal Expertise Access Platform (LEAP) (“we”). We are a company limited by guarantee based in Tanzania (Certificate of Incorporation No. 99847). The Site is hosted on servers based in the United States of America.

 

Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for a period of time.

From time to time we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or all of our site, including to users who have registerd with us.

 

Registration conditions

If you register as a user of LEAP you agree to provide accurate and complete registration information (the “required fields”).   It is your responsibility to inform LEAP of any changes to that information (email [email protected] or “edit my profile”). If you choose or are provided with a user name or password or any other information as part of our security procedures you must treat such information as confidential and not disclose it to any third party. Each registration is for a single individual only. LEAP does not permit access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network or otherwise. You are responsible for preventing unauthorised use and if you believe that there has been unauthorised use of your account you must notify LEAP immediately by emailing [email protected] We have the right to disable any user name or password at any time if in our view you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

 

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and that they comply with them.

 

Termination of registration

If you no long wish to be a member of LEAP and/or have a registered account you may terminate your account by sending an email to [email protected] with “Terminate Registration” in the subject line.

 

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these terms and conditions we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of LEAP immediately and without prior notice. We will do this by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

 

Unless otherwise explicitly stated you may print off and/or download extracts of any pages of our site (except for the “multimedia” pages- see below) for personal reference and may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.

 

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed or downloaded in any way and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, graphics, video, audio content separate from any accompanying text.

 

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

 

If you print, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use your right to use our site will terminate immediately and, at our sole discretion, you must return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

 

Reliance on Information Posted

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on our site for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Your use of any information or materials on our site is entirely at your own risk for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through our site meet your specific requirements.

 

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed by any of its contents.

 

In particular if you receive advice from an expert contacted through our site the we disclaim all liabilty and responsibility from any advice received directly from third party communications you may receive or any action you may take or refrain from taking as a result of any third party communications. You are solely responsible for assessing and verifying the identity and trustworthiness of the source and content of any third party communications. “Third party communications” means any communications directed to you from any third party directly or indirectly in connection with this website.

 

Changes to our site

Our site will be updated regularly, has live discussion boards and we may change the content at any time. If necessary, we may suspend access to our site or close it indefinitely. Any material on our site may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update such material.

 

Our liability

The materials provided on our site are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law LEAP and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

–       all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statue, common law or the law of equity;

 

–       any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with use, inabilty to use or resulting of using our site, any website linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:

loss of income or revenue;

loss of business

loss of profits or contracts

loss of anticipated savings

loss of data

loss of goodwill

wasted management or office time

whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liabiltiy which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

 

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using our site you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

 

Uploading material to our site and how we may use such material

These terms apply to uploading material to all and any part or section of our site with the exception of the “multimedia” for which see below.

 

Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

 

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or authorised third parties.

 

We will not be responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

 

We or authorised third parties, have the right to cut, crop, edit, refuse to publish and/or remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with reasonable content standards at our sole discretion.

 

You warrant that the content you submit to us is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to us does nto infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual. You agree not to:

i)               post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users;

ii)               use the LEAP site to post or otherwise transmit content that victimises, harasses, degrades or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability;

iii)            post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programmes designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of our site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

iv)            upload or otherwise transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of our site that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability;

 

You will not distribute on or through this site any postings containing any advertising, promotion, solicitation for goods, services or funds or solicitation for other to become members of any enterprise or organisation without the express written permission of LEAP. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in any interactive areas of our site, where appropriate you i) may list you name, address, email address, your own website’s URL and ii) may recommend third party websites, goods or services so long as you have no financial interest in and receive no direct or indirect benefit from such recommended website, product or service or its recommendation. Under no circumstances may any person or entity solict anyone with data retrieved from our site.

 

Our site contains interactive areas including, without any limitation, any blogs, forums, discussion boards, chat rooms and email forums. You grant to LEAP an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, authorise use of and have used on our behalf any ideas, expression of ideas, text, graphics, messages, blogs, links, data, information and other materials you submit (“posting”). The said licence is without restrictions of any kind and without any payment due from LEAP to you or permission or notification to you or any third party. The license includes, the rights to make, use, sell, reproduce, publish, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works from, combine with other works, translate, distribute, display, perform and sublicense postings in any form, medium or technology now known or hereafter developed.

 

By submitting postings to this website you acknowledge and agree that LEAP may create on its own ideas that may be or may obtain submissions that may be, similar or identical to postings you submit. You agree that you shall have no recourse against LEAP for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary or other right in the posting you provide to LEAP.

 

You certify and warrant that the Postings are i) your own original works or that the owner of such works has expressly granted to LEAP a perpetual worldwide royalty-free irrevocable, non-exclusive license for said works with all of the rights granted by you above and ii) do not violate and will not violate the rights of any third party including any right of publicity, right of privacy, copyright, patent or other intellectual property right of any proprietary right.

 

LEAP grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited licence to use your postings within your social media syndication. Your social media syndication includes your firm’s website, blog, facebook, Linkedin and twitter accounts and may include any other appropriate social media site you use for professional purposes. This limited license refers to the specific content you provided in your posting/s under the following terms and conditions:

i)               Each use of your posting/s includes a hyperlink to the most recent page on which you posted on our site;

ii)             Each use of your posting/s is solely for the purposes of promoting/marketing the LEAP site and/or your contribution of the posting/s;

iii)            The link and/or posting/s shall not be used in any media of or which benefits any LEAP competitor.

 

Interactive areas of our site

Your postings shall be accompanied by your real name or your user name. If you use a user name you must use your real name when registering for participation in the interactive area and Experts agree that their real name may always be posted. Participants in interactive areas shall not misrepresent their identity or their affiliation with any person or entity.

 

LEAP has no obligation to monitor or screen postings and is not responsible for the content in such postings or any content linked to or from such postings. LEAP however, reserves the rights, in its sole discretion, to monitor interactive areas, screen postings, edit postings, cause postings not to be posted, published, uploaded or distributed and remove postings at any time and for any reason or no reason.

 

Non-commercial use of interactive areas

LAWYERS

If you are a lawyer participating in any aspect of this website including but not limited to interactive areas:

i)                you agree not to provide specific legal advice in any of your postings and to draft posting which are appropriate, educational and in accordance with any ethics requirements;

ii)               you represent and warrant that you are a lawyer with good standing and a licence to practice law in at least one stated country;

iii)             you agree to promptly notify LEAP (at [email protected] with “lawyer” in the subject field) of any grievance, claim, reprimand or censure brought aginst you as well as resignation, loss of liicence, disbarring or other disciplinary measures taken against you by your professional body causing a change in your standing or capacity as a lawyer;

iv)             you acknowledge the rules of professional conduct of the jurisdiction/s in which you are licened apply to all aspects of your participation and that you will abide by these rules. These rules include but are not limited to, the rules relating to advertising, solicitation of clients, rules regarding the establishment of lawyer-client relationships, failure to maintain client confidences, unauthorised practice of law and misrepresentations of fact. LEAP disclaims all responsibilty for your compliance with these Rules. You further agree and acknowledge that when you participate in any of the interactive areas that you will not offer legal advice but will only provide general infromation. LEAP highly recommends that you include a disclaimer at the end of every posting regarding the aforementioned adertising and ethics issues. LEAP will have no liability to you arising out of or related to your compliance or noncompliance with such laws and rules or related to LEAP’s inclsuion or failure to include a disclaimer in the interactive areas.

 

The “multimedia” page

From time to time and at our discretion LEAP will provide images, audio and video content on the “multimedia” page.

 

You agree not to copy, use, print off, download or otherwise make use of this material without obtaining the explicit consent of the author whose details and contact email will be displayed on the page.

 

If a link to social media such as facebook, linkedin, twitter or other social media site appears next to a multimedia item you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited licence to link to the item within your social media syndication. Your social media syndication includes your blog, facebook, Linkedin and twitter accounts and may include any other appropriate social media site you use for professional or personal purposes. This limited license refers to the specific content provided on the multimedia page under the following terms and conditions:

i)                Each use of the item includes a hyperlink to the page on which the item is posted;

ii)               Each use of the item ensures that proper accreditation is given to the  artist/author;

iii)             Each use of the item is solely for the purposes of promoting/marketing the item and/or author and the LEAP site.

 

The link and/or posting/s shall not be used in any media of, or which benefits, any LEAP competitor.

 

The ownership and copyright of such works will remain with the author unless otherwise explicitly stated.

 

We accept no liabilty resulting from your use of these works.

 

If you print, copy or download any part of the multimedia in breach of these terms of use your right to use our site will terminate immediately and you must return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made at our or the author’s discretion.

 

Advertising

Our site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsor are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on our site is accurate and complies with applicable laws. LEAP will not be responsible for the illegality of or any error or inaccuracy in the advertisers’ or sponsors’ materials or for the acts or omissions of advertisers and sponsors.

 

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

 

By breaching this provision you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will terminate immediately.

 

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or any website linked to it.

 

Linking to our site

You may link to our site provided you do so in a way that is fair ad legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected]

 

Links from our site

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no control over the content of the linked website(s) and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

 

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have a non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site. We retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless LEAP and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses including but not limited to attorneys fees and expenses, arising out of a breach by you or any user of your account of these terms and conditions or privacy policy or arising out of a breach of your obligations, representations and warranties under these terms and conditions.

 

No waiver

Our failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these terms of service shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of LEAP.

 

Variations

LEAP reserves the right to revise, amend or modify these terms of use and any other of our policies at any time and in any manner; in doing so, however, we shall not reduce your rights under these terms without your explicit consent. We will do our utmost to keep you informed of any changes to the terms of use, this will include notification on this page; we therefore encourage site users to consult with this page on a regular basis. Where there are any changes of a significant nature, we shall endeavour to provide more prominent notification, which may take the form of email or blog post notification of such changes to the terms of use. For your convenience and review we shall keep older versions of the terms of use in an archive.

 

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact [email protected]

 

 

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