The Services and Users of the Services
Through our services, we offer an innovative platform for service providers (Vendors) to showcase their services and get sales lead. We provide various planning tools to help persons who include; corporate organizations, couples, prospective couples, and event planners amongst others in hosting any important life event journey seamlessly. We provide trained Day of Coordinators to curate all plans and manage booked vendors for at least 4 weeks to the event date. Our Services are only available to business entities and individuals who are at least, 18 years of age and can enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law.
Users of our Services include individual users such as prospective brides and grooms, wedding guests, people hosting an event, (collectively, “Members”), and companies and other third parties offering products and services related to weddings or other important life events (collectively, “Vendors”) (all of the foregoing, including Members and Vendors, are referred to collectively, herein as “Users”).
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. It is your responsibility to check the Terms periodically because any changes will be binding on you. By continuing to access or use the services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
Acceptance of the Terms
1.1 By using or accessing the Ring Us Services or its affiliate, you confirm your agreement to be bound by these terms which are incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use or access the Services.
1.2 By accessing, or otherwise using the Ring Us Global site, you expressly acknowledge you have read and understood all of the terms included herein and have taken time to consider the consequences of any actions employed in furtherance of our services.
2.1 As a Member, you acknowledge that while we use techniques to help verify the identity of Vendors when they register for memberships or subscriptions on our Services, we cannot and will not guarantee each Vendor’s identity, capabilities, that it has obtained all required permits, licenses or consents, or that it complies with all applicable laws. We do not endorse any particular Vendor nor do we guarantee the quality of their goods or services. You should use our Services as a starting point for identifying organizations that provide the products and services you need, then ensure the service providers you choose to do business are appropriate for you and your needs.
(i) If you are agreeing to the Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to the Terms and, in such event, “you” and “your” refer to that company or other entity.
(ii) As a Vendor you acknowledge that we will not endorse you or your products or services. We are in no way responsible for assisting you in reaching an agreement with Members. We are not responsible for assisting you in providing goods and services to Members. Your membership or subscription to our Services may not be transferred or sold to another party.
(iii) You must list the true and correct name of your business and the services you provide. If there is a change to that business name or services provided, you must promptly update the Services and may need to provide additional documentation for proof of name change. Vendors who engage in the sale of goods and services must have a valid business operations license, as applicable. If you or your company experiences a dissolution, merger or other significant change in personnel (e.g., by sale or acquisition) then we, in our sole discretion, have the right to determine whether to keep active, transfer or terminate your account, including all content previously associated with such account.
(v) As a vendor you agree not to reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace to its source any information on any other user or of visitors to ringusnow.com website, this includes any ringusnow.com account not owned by you. You agree not to exploit ringusnow.com website or any service or information made available or offered by or through ringusnow.com. You shall not in any way act in such a manner as to reveal any information including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information as provided by Ring Us Global.
(vi) You agree not to advertise, solicit a ringusnow.com user outside the website. In order to protect our users form such solicitation, we reserve the right to restrict the number of emails or messages a vendor may send to a User
4. Fees and Payments
There are no minimum fees for Users to join our Services. Optional fee-based services are available but participation is not mandatory.
(i) The Ring Us Global website, ringusglobal.com is free for members. We do not charge any fee for using the planning tools or services on our site. We may however offer optional fee-based services, which may include Day of Coordination Service and services provided by third parties (Vendors). Your use of the third party service shall be subject to any applicable additional terms and conditions which may include the third parties’ terms and conditions, and in such circumstances, the third parties, and not us, are responsible for delivering any purchases goods or performing any booked services, and in issuing any applicable refunds.
(ii) You will not be charged unless and until you agree to use the fee-based service and/or you incur a charge with us. The fee and timing of payments for the fee-based service will be described separately as part of the applicable fee-based service.
(iii) Ring Us Global reserves the right to charge a fee and change its policies from time to time. We also reserve the right to introduce fees for new services offered, revise or introduce fees for existing services as the case may be. Changes to fees shall become effective as soon as it is implemented on the site.
(I) We offer different types of paid memberships or subscriptions to vendors. For instance, we may offer “Premuim,” or “Basic,” Plans.
(i) We also have a commsion based fee for every service provided by a
(i) Ring Us Global reserves the right to charge a fee and change its policies from time to time. We also reserve the right to introduce fees for new services offered or amended/introduce fees for existing services as the case may be. Changes to fees shall become effective as soon as it is implemented on the site.
4.3 Billing Policies.
(i) You are responsible for paying any and all applicable fees as set forth in any agreement entered into through the ringusnow.com website and applicable taxes associated with the Services in a timely manner with a valid payment method.
Unless we state in writing otherwise, all fees and charges are nonrefundable and all fees are quoted in Nigerian Naira. All payments must be made by the methods specified within the Services. You shall be solely responsible for compliance of all applicable laws including those in Nigeria.
4.4 Unpaid Fees.
If, for any reason, any fees you owe us have not been received or in any manner realized by us (“Unpaid Fees”), you agree to pay such Unpaid Fees immediately. In addition, we may charge interest, in the amount of 2.0% per month (or the maximum amount allowed by law), on any unpaid account balance that you maintain. Any partial payments made by Users will first be applied to the most recent fees owed to us, including interest. We reserve the right to waive or reduce the amount of any Unpaid Fees, penalties, or interest at any time. You also agree to pay any attorney fees, and other costs of collection incurred by us with respect to any Unpaid Fees. Any waiver of unpaid fees owed by a user with respect to particular service or transaction shall not be construed to mean a waiver to all unpaid fees for other services rendered.
4.5 Payment and Third-Party Payment Processors.
5. Parties Relationship.
The Vendor shall be responsible for delivering any purchased goods or providing any services. If you, as a Member, choose to enter into a transaction with a Vendor, you agree and understand that you will be required to enter into an agreement with such Vendor and agree to any terms or conditions which may be imposed by such Vendor. As a Vendor, you acknowledge and agree that you will be responsible for performing the obligations of such agreements, except as otherwise expressly set forth in the Terms.
6. Charges on Your Account.
You are responsible for all charges incurred under your account for transactions made by you or anyone who uses your account. If your payment method fails or you are past due on amounts owed, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. Your account may be deactivated without notice to you if payment is past due, regardless of the Naira amount. You are also responsible for paying any taxes imposed on your use of the Services or any services contained therein (including for any Vendor Provided Service), including, but not limited to, sales, use or value-added taxes. Where we are obligated to collect such taxes, the applicable tax will be added to your billing account.
7. Vendor Service Agreement
(i) Following our commitment to the Nigerian wedding industry and the service providers as a whole, Ring Us Global Limited is opening up an online platform for wedding service providers (“vendors”) to enable them showcase their product and services. Giving instant access of their product and services to newly engaged couples, brides, grooms, event planners, anyone hosting a party or events.
(ii) Vendors can greatly increase sales and revenue by partnering with us.
We help vendors put their best foot forward. We also ease the communication gap between the vendors and members, allowing the vendors to concentrate on providing their best service on the day of delivery.
(iii) Vendors that sign up to the Ring Us Global platform will have access to added services including but not limited to showcasing their services on our website and social media platform(s).
(iv) Ring Us Global Limited reserves the right to alter these Terms & Conditions at any point without notice by updating the content on the website.
(v) By mutual consent the vendor agrees to pay a subscription fee for services as mentioned below to Ring Us Global Limited.
Services rendered by Ring Us Global Limited
Online platform to showcase your product and service to newly engaged couple, event planners and anyone hosting an important life event
Provision of analytics
Services helpline to ease communication gap between members and vendors
E-marketing on Ring Us social platforms
7.1 For all of the Services provided under this Agreement, the vendor shall compensate Ring Us Global, with a subscription fee or other payments as required, in accordance with the terms of the ‘Subscription Structure’, which will be communicated to or agreed in advance between the Vendor and Ring Us Global.
7.2 Ring Us Global will from time to time review the Subscription Structure and will notify the Vendor of any changes by communicating directly to Vendors before any variation in rates or charging structure takes place.
8. We Are a Neutral Venue
As a User you acknowledge that we have no control over the existence, quality, accuracy, or legality of the transactions that take place on our Services or the accuracy of any Vendor listings. We have no control over the ability of Vendors to provide items or perform services or the ability of Members to pay for any goods and services. We make no representations or warranties and are not liable or responsible for the actions or inactions of our Users.
9. Nondiscrimination Policy
We want all users to feel welcome and included on our Services. Accordingly, we prohibit discrimination against users, guests, or our representatives (as defined below) based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital, family, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or citizenship status, age, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, regional, state, or local law. Such discrimination includes, but is not limited to; refusing to provide or accept services or any other conduct that improperly takes into account these characteristics. This prohibition applies to the posting of discriminatory content, such as reviews or forum posts, on the Services. We will, at our discretion, take steps to enforce this policy, up to and including suspending from our Services those Vendors and Members who violate this policy.
If you experience discrimination with any Member or Vendor, please contact us with the subject “Nondiscrimination Policy,” so we can investigate and take appropriate measures.
9.1 We reserve the right to suspend any user’s access to the Services and cancel the contract of any Vendor that violates these rules or who engages in offensive and detrimental behavior, including behavior that shocks, insults, or offends the community, public morals and decency, including through making discriminatory or offensive comments on our properties and elsewhere or by taking actions that would tend to reflect poorly on us.
10. Jurisdictional Issues
We control and operate the Services from Lagos Nigeria, unless otherwise specified, the materials displayed on the Services are presented solely for the purpose of promoting products and services available in Lagos, Nigeria. We do not represent that materials on the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access the Services from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable.
11. Accounts, Passwords and Security
To access certain features or areas of the Services, you may be required to register and create an account. You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the applicable registration or log-in form. You are responsible for keeping such information up to date (this includes your contact information, so that we can reliably contact you). In addition, certain features of the Services may only be available to our registered users. To access those areas of the Services you will be required to log in using your username and password. You are responsible for all activities that occur when the services are accessed through your account, whether authorized by you or not.
Therefore, if you create an account, be sure to protect your password. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.
13. Rules for Using the Services
You must comply with all applicable laws and contractual obligations when you use the Services. In using the Services, you also agree to abide by the rules outlined below.
13.1 Users of the Services
As a User of the Services, you expressly agree not to:
(i) Create an account in another person’s or entity’s name, use another’s account or impersonate another person or entity;
(ii) Create more than one account;
(iii) Use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes our rights or the rights of others;
(iv) Restrict or inhibit other Users from using and enjoying the Services;
(v) “Farm,” “scrape,” or collect information from the Services using an automated software tool (including but not limited to use of robots, web spiders, or similar means), or manually on a mass basis (unless we have given you separate written permission to do so); This includes, for example, information about other Users of the Services and information about the offerings, products, services and promotions available on or through the Services;
(vi) Circumvent or reverse engineer the Services or our systems or to gain unauthorized access to any areas of the Services, or any other systems or networks connected to the Services, or to any of the services offered on or through the Services that are not intended for access by you, by hacking, password “mining,” or any other illegitimate means;
(vii)Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Services or our systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Services, including by “flooding” the Services with requests;
(viii) Use the Services to gain competitive intelligence about us, the Services, or any product offered via the Services or to otherwise compete with us or our affiliates, or use information on the Services to create or sell a similar product or information;
(ix) Manipulate or forge identifiers to disguise the origin of any information posted on the Services or otherwise provided to us or our employees;
(x) Engage in tactics, or direct or encourage others, to attempt to bypass the Services or our systems to avoid complying with any of our applicable policies, including these Terms, paying applicable fees, or complying with other contractual obligations, if any.
If you are a Vendor, you further expressly agree not to:
(i) Violate any applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Services and your listing, shipping, transporting, and solicitation of offers to ship and transport items;
(ii) Include promotional text or endorsements in your storefront name or your storefront picture(s);
(iii) Discourage, either through the Services or otherwise, any Member from hiring other Vendors of the ringusnow.com site.
(iv) “Farm” out Member leads (i.e., taking Member leads provided to you and transferring them to others that are not Vendors of the Site).
(v) Contact members out of ringusnow.com to solicit or offer cost/rates different from the cost/rates information given to Ring Us Global
13.3 We reserve the right to suspend any User’s access to the Services and/or cancel the contract of any User that violates these rules.
- Protection of Intellectual Property
14.1 Our Services contain copyrighted material, inventions, know-how, potentially patentable business method material, design logos, phrases, names, logos, HTML code and/or other computer code and/or scripts (collectively, “Intellectual Property”). Unless otherwise indicated and/or provided pursuant to a third-party license, our Intellectual Property Content is our sole property, and we retain all appurtenant rights, interests and title thereto. We also claim ownership rights under the copyright and trademark laws with regard to the “look,” “feel,” “appearance” and “graphic function” of this Services, including but not limited to its color combinations, sounds, layouts and designs.
14.2 You may use the Services (including any content and materials included on the Services) for your own personal, non-commercial use, but you may not use it for commercial purposes. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Services unless explicitly authorized in these Terms. You may not frame or link to the Services without our prior written permission.
14.3 Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, you agree that no right, property, license, permission, or interest of any kind is intended to be given or transferred to or acquired by you pursuant to the execution, performance, or non-performance of the Terms or any part thereof. You shall in no way contest or deny the validity of, our right of title to or
license of use for, the Marks, and you shall not encourage or assist others directly or indirectly to do so, during the lifetime of the Terms and thereafter.
- Content Submitted by Users
15.1 The Services may offer Users the opportunity to submit or post information to the Services, and to share information with other Users through message boards, Vendor advertisements and listings, and other means. You agree to employ good judgment, act fairly and ethically when conducting or posting any online communication or distributing any information. Any information submitted to the Services through any means is “Submitted Content.”
15.2 By posting Submitted Content, you expressly represent and warrant the following:
(i) You are the owner, with all appurtenant rights thereto, of any and all
Submitted Content; or
(ii) You are the legitimate and rightful grantee of a worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, and distribute Submitted Content. You further represent and warrant that all persons and entities connected with the Submitted Content, and all other persons and entities whose names, voices, photographs, likenesses, works, services, and materials have been used in the Submitted Content or its exploitation, have authorized the use of their names, voices, photographs, likenesses, performances, and biographical data in connection with the advertising, promotion, trade and other exploitation of the Submitted Content and the rights granted herein.
15.3 Users are solely responsible for their Submitted Content. We do not control the Submitted Content of Users. We are not a publisher of Submitted Content and we are not responsible for its accuracy or legality. You assume legal responsibility for and will indemnify us from all liabilities, losses, or damages incurred as a result of any of your Submitted Content.
- Our License to Submitted Content
16.1By posting Submitted Content to any part of the Services, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to us, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully-paid-up, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense at multiple levels) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such Submitted Content for any purpose and in any format on or in connection with the Services, our business, or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate such Submitted Content into other works, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. Additionally, by providing Submitted Content, you authorize us to use the names, voices, photographs, likenesses, performances, and biographical data included in or associated with any Submitted Content in connection with the advertising, promotion, trade and other exploitation of the Submitted Content and the rights granted herein. You acknowledge that we may retain archived copies of your Submitted Content and may continue to use your Submitted Content in connection with any materials that were created prior to your removal of your Submitted Content, in accordance with the license described above.
16.2 We always want to receive messages and feedback from our Users and welcome any comments regarding the Services. Any ideas, suggestions, comments or proposals you send to us (collectively, “Submissions”) are entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such Submissions as we see fit and without any obligation or compensation to you.
- Rules Regarding Submitting Content
17.1 By using our Services, you agree not to post any Submitted Content that you know is incorrect or not current.
You further agree not to post Submitted Content or take any action that:
(i) May create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, any other person or any animal;
(ii)Is fraudulent, vulgar, obscene, unlawful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, is sexually or otherwise harassing or menacing, high-pressure sales tactics, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, highly coercive, profane, or otherwise harmful to any Users or in any way violates the Nondiscrimination Policy set forth herein;
(iii) Creates liability for us in any manner whatsoever;
(iv) Violates or possibly cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation or encourages criminal conduct;
(v)Scans or tests the vulnerability or security of our Services or the system within which it operates or involves the upload, or insertion of, any programming language or code into or onto, our Services;
(vi) Contains your personal information that you do not wish to be made public or to be displayed in accordance with the applicable settings that you indicate, or that contains another person’s personal information or otherwise invades another’s privacy;
(vii)Contains any information (such as insider, proprietary or confidential information) that you do not have a right to make available due to contract, fiduciary duty, or operation of law;
(viii) Advertises the products or services of others or contains links to third-party web sites or solicits business for products or services other than those that are offered and promoted on the Services
(ix) Contains any computer hardware or software, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, or any other computer programming that may interfere with the operation of our Services or our systems and or create or impose a large burden or load on our Services or systems; or
(x) Infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights including but not limited to copyright, patent or trademark right.
17.2 We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation to monitor, remove, or restrict any Submitted Content for any reason, including, without limitation, that your Submitted Content is in violation of these Terms or is otherwise inappropriate, as determined in our sole discretion.
17.3 You agree that any action or inaction by us or any of our directors, officers, shareholders, subsidiaries, employees, consultants, affiliates, partners, agents or representatives (collectively, our “Representatives”) to prevent, restrict, redress, or regulate Submitted Content, or to implement other enforcement measures against any Submitted Content, is undertaken voluntarily and in good faith. Our Representatives may moderate Submitted Content, conduct, and compliance with these Terms at our discretion but they do not have any authority to make binding commitments, promises or representations on our behalf.
17.4 You expressly agree that Our Representatives and anyone else authorized to act on our behalf shall in no circumstances be liable as a result of any representation that we would or would not restrict or redress any Submitted Content, conduct or potential or purported violation of the Terms.
- Tools & Changes to Services
18.1 The Services offers several tools to Users (collectively, “User Tools”), some of which are provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the availability, suitability or effectiveness of any of these User Tools, whether provided by a third party or not.
18.2 In order to optimize Services operation, we are constantly testing and evolving the Services and the services offered on it. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue any User Tools or other services or features provided on the Services at any time without warning. You agree that we may make such changes and reverse or modify them at any time, without notice. However, notice may be given in cases where users may have used such User tool as its unique identifier for usual services to be rendered.
18.3 We are not responsible for any data you lose as a result of a malfunction of the User Tools or the Services or for any other reason or any consequential damages resulting from such data loss. You should always keep a back-up copy of all such information on your computer and in hard copy.
- Text Messaging and Emails
19.1 By using our website ringusnow.com, you agree that we and those acting on our behalf may, in certain circumstances, send you text (SMS) messages or emails at the phone number or email address you provided us. These messages may include your availability of a date, more information about your services, booking of your service, operational messages about your use of the Services, as well as marketing or other promotional messages. You may not be able to use the Services without agreeing to receive operational text messages or emails.
19.2 If you do not want to receive operational text messages or emails from us, do not use the Services. Text messages may be sent using an automatic telephone dialing system. Ring Us Global and its Representatives are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. If you change or deactivate the phone number you provided to us, you must update your account information to help prevent us from inadvertently communicating with anyone who acquires your old number.
19.3 Data and message rates may apply for SMS and MMS alerts, whether you send or receive such messages. Please contact your mobile network operator for details.
- Disclaimers of Warranties
The services of Ring Us Global are only as provided to aid prospective members and users to promote services related to our services as provided in this Terms and Conditions. Ring Us Global or any of our directors, officers, stockholders, employees, consultants, partners, agents, other of our representatives, or content or affiliated service providers (the “limited parties”) is not itself a provider of health care or tele-health services, and the services are not intended to, and do not constitute counseling or therapy or health, medical, or legal advice. You agree that use of the services is at your own risk. We cannot and do not represent or warrant that any vendor is licensed, qualified, insured or capable of performing any product or service, and we make no representations or warranties about the expertise, professional qualifications, or quality of work of any vendor, or the suitability, reliability or accuracy of the products and services they provide. We provide the services, including, without limitation to any content provided, displayed, or generated through the services, or any products or services ordered or provided via the services, on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without warranty of any kind whether express or implied (including warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, and non-infringement). This means that we make no promises that:
(i) The services will be available at all times;
(ii) The services will meet any particular requirements or provide any particular results,
(iii) The information on the services will be accurate or up to date,
(iv) The services or the information transmitted to or from them or stored on them will be secure from unauthorized access,
(v) Information and content that you store in your account or on the services will remain retrievable and uncorrupted.
(vi) The services will be uninterrupted or error-free or will be free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected.
20.2 Although we try to ensure that the information posted on the services is accurate and up-to-date, we reserve the right to change or make corrections to any of the information (including pricing) at any time. We cannot, and do not, guarantee the correctness, timeliness, precision, thoroughness or completeness of any of the information available on the services, nor will we be liable for any inaccuracy or omission concerning any of the information provided on the services. No advice, results or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the services shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. While we make every effort to guarantee availability, price, and quality of items sold by us through the services, unforeseen circumstances may warrant modifications at any time, and products and services may vary slightly in color and size.
21 Limited Liability
21.1 In no event shall Ring Us Global Limited be liable to you or anyone else for direct, indirect damages, lost profits, any special, incidental or consequential damages, or damages of any kind whatsoever arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, the use of or inability to use the services, or for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on information contained on the services, whether in an action for breach of warranty or contract, negligence or other tortious action, and notwithstanding the failure of essential purpose of any remedy.
21.2 You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users, and we are not a party to any such disputes. We reserve the right, but do not have any obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users. Any and all communications, correspondence, verbal or written, or any warranties or representations, made with regard to products and services offered through the Services by Users are not provided by us and are specifically and solely between the Users. We have no liability for your interactions with other Users, or for any User’s action or inaction.
21.3 You agree to release Ring Us Global Limited from all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any disputes between you and any third parties or in any way related to goods, services, or events involving third parties.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising in any manner in whole or in part out of your use of the Services, including but not limited to:
(i) your advertising, provision of or failure to pay for goods or services promoted on the Services;
(ii) claims that any of your Submitted Content includes materials owned by third parties without authorization, was defamatory or harassing, or otherwise violated the rights of any third party or
(iii) Claims of breach of service terms and warranties provided by you to users.
(iv) Your breach of these Terms, or applicable law, by you or by someone accessing the Services via your account. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to cooperate with us in defending such claims. These indemnification, defense, and hold harmless obligations will survive these Terms and the termination of your use of the Services.
- Suspension or Termination of Access and Remedies
23.1 We have the right to deny access to, and to suspend or terminate your access to, the Services, or to any features or portions of the Services, and to remove and discard any content or materials you have submitted to the Services, at any time and for valid reasons as provided in Clause 23.2 and without notice to you, provided that such notice may be given if a service engaged by you subsists with another member or other user.
23.2 Actions that may result in the rejection or removal of your participation can include, but are not limited to: any violation of the Terms; your creation, maintenance and/or management of more than one account; your non-payment in full any unpaid fees; any attempt by you to improperly influence, or cause another to improperly influence the feedback of Members; other unethical conducts; or any attempt by you to harass, or cause another to harass, or have inappropriate communications with a Member.
23.3 Access to certain services may be denied where services performed by us are modified, altered or cancelled entirely by us, in such circumstances users will be informed if such modification, change or alteration will affect subsisting services with other users who may have engaged using such services.
23.4 In the event that we suspend or terminate your access to and/or use of the Services, you will continue to be bound by the Terms that were in effect as of the date of your suspension or termination.
23.5 In the event we suspend or terminate your account or the Terms pursuant to clause 23.2, you understand and agree that you shall receive no refund or exchange for any unused time on a subscription, any license or subscription fees for any portion of the Services, any content or data associated with your account or for anything else, unless applicable terms provide otherwise.
23.6 In the event that your account is suspended or terminated due to expiration of service subscription, you understand and consequently agree that all unused times, slots or license valid for a particular period shall not form a basis for refund or extension of services after expiration.
23.7 If you are a Vendor, after your relationship with us is terminated for any reason, we shall be entitled to retain and display all reviews associated with you on the Services as well as basic directory information, including, without limitation, business name, mailing address, website address and telephone number. However, we shall only retain the information for as long as is permissible by law.
23.8 Remedies for use of our Services that violate the Terms include, but are not limited to:
(i) The immediate termination of your membership.
(ii) Notification to our Users of your actions
(iii) Issuance of warnings(including a public warning)
(iv) Temporarily suspending your membership
(v) Monetary compensation
(vi) Injunctive reliefs.
24 Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction
As regards any dispute relating in any way to your use of any Ring Us Global Service, or to any products or services sold through ringusglobal.com, it is hereby agreed that no User shall commence or maintain any suit against Ring Us Global Limited whether at law or in equity, without first using all reasonable endeavours to settle any dispute or difference of opinion between such User and Ring Us Global, arising from or in connection with this Agreement amicably through mutual discussion or negotiation. This shall be the Initial dispute resolution process. Mutual discussions shall commence after 3 days of receipt of notice to us at email@example.com for such conciliatory discussions. When you contact us, you must provide a brief, written description of the dispute and your contact information. If you have an account with us, you must include the email address associated with your account.
If the dispute cannot be resolved by mutual discussions within a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of notice, such dispute or claim shall be resolved by arbitration, rather than in court. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final. Each party shall provide his/her own arbitrator at their own cost and both arbitrators shall agree on a neutral arbitrator whose decision will be final. The fee for the Neutral arbitrator shall be shared equally by both parties. The Arbitration shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act Cap A18 Laws of the Federation 2004 or any amendment or re-enactment thereof. The Arbitration shall take place in Lagos, Nigeria and be conducted in English Language.
25 Class Action Waiver.
It is agreed that either Ring Us Global or you may bring claims against the other only in your /our individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding.
26 Linked Websites
- General Provisions
Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any law to the contrary (including any relevant statutes of limitation), any claim or cause of action that you may have arising out of or related to the use of the Services, or these Terms, must be filed by you within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action accrued or be permanently barred.
Section Headings. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.
Changes. We retain the right to revise our Services, product and/or service offerings, including the tools made available to you, at any time for any reason including without limitation to comply with any applicable law or regulation. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance.
No Agency. You hereby agree and acknowledge that your provision of services and/or your use of the Services, does not confer or imply any contractor (independent or otherwise), agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship with us and furthermore that no affiliation, association or connection exists between you and us. In no event shall you have authority to bind, commit, contract for, or otherwise obligate us in any manner whatsoever.
Electronic Communications. The communications between you and us via the Services use electronic means, whether you visit the Services or send us an email, or whether we post notices on the Services or communicate with you via email. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form, and you agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.
No Third-Party Beneficiaries. The Terms are not intended to benefit any third party, and do not create any third-party relationship. Accordingly, the Terms may only be invoked or enforced by you or us.
No Assignment. The Terms are personal to you and you may not assign them to anyone.
No Modification by Trade Usage/Prior Course of Dealing. The Terms may not be modified, supplemented, qualified, or interpreted by any trade usage or prior course of dealing not made a part of the Terms by its express terms.
Failure to Enforce. Our failure to enforce at any time any of the provisions of the Terms, to exercise any election or option provided herein, or to require at any time the performance of the other of any of the provisions herein will not in any way be construed as a waiver of such provisions.
Unenforceability. If any provision of the Terms is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Prevailing Terms. To the extent of any conflict between the terms contained in this Terms and Conditions and provisions contained in any other document made a part of the Terms by its express terms, the terms contained herein shall prevail except as otherwise stated or when the other document specifically states that it shall prevail.
Entire Agreement. These Terms and any additional terms and conditions that are referenced herein or otherwise may apply to specific areas of the Services, constitute the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the Services.
27 Rules of Conduct
In addition to the rules specified above, there are additional rules of conduct that all Users of ringusglobal.com site are required to follow. Specifically, you agree not to:
(i) engage in any tactics, or direct or encourage others to engage in any tactics that attempt to circumvent the services, to book services or reservations for ringusnow.com users outside of the site, ringusnow.com, including any tactics that are designed to avoid paying required fees to Ring Us Global Limited (“Circumventing Tactics”)
(ii) contact a Member or potential client with an offer or suggestion to book an order listed on the ringusnow.com outside of the site
(iii) interfere with the booking of a Vendor of Ring Us Global Limited
(iv) contact a client of ringusnow.com in an open or completed booking to warn them away from hiring vendors from the site
(v) discourage and/or prevent clients of ringusnow.com from booking your services through the site;
(vi) as a Vendor, ‘farm’ out client leads (i.e., taking client leads provided to them and transferring these client leads to non- Ring Us Global Vendors and entities or outside the Ring Us Services in any way).
- Event Protection Policy.
(i) By accessing or using ringusnow.com and agreeing to these terms,
you further agree that Ring Us Global may take certain actions as it deems appropriate for cancellation of bookings after confirmation. Such actions may include publishing a review, suspending you from using ringusnow.com or any of the Services or assessing a cancellation fee. As a Vendor and/or a User, you agree that we should not be liable for any such cancellations or refunds.
(ii) As a Vendor where services have been booked and paid for and same is not delivered or cancelled on prompt notification, such Vendor shall be liable to the aggrieved User or Member for such breach and not Ring Us Global.
- Suspension or Termination of Access
In addition to the reasons already specified in these Terms, Ring Us Global may temporarily suspend or permanently terminate your membership and/or deactivate the access of a Vendor or Member of the ringusnow.com site if it takes any of the following actions, including, but not limited to:
(i) engaging in any Circumventing Tactics or otherwise violating these terms
(ii) failing to reply to messages or e-mails in a timely fashion
(iii) falsifying bookings, client information, reviews, or artificially inflating ratings or booking totals.
(iv) failing to arrive (being a “no-show”) for a booking or cancelling a booking
(v) Posting contact information (e.g., website URL links and addresses, email links and addresses and telephone numbers) on the Member or Vendor’s profile; or similar actions designed to violate the Terms.
- Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding these Terms, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org