Terms and conditions

1. Introduction

Welcome to Nigerpress, a social publishing platform and online marketplace (collectively, the “Site” or “Platform”). These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of the Site and its services. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access or use the Site.

2. Definitions

In these Terms, the following terms have the following meanings:

  • “Content” means any text, images, audio, video, or other materials that you post, upload, or otherwise transmit through the Site.
  • “Member” means a registered user of the Site.
  • “Product” means any item or service that is offered for sale on the Site.
  • “Purchase” means the transaction of buying a Product on the Site.
  • “Seller” means a Member who offers Products for sale on the Site.

3. User Registration and Account Deletion

To access certain features of the Site, you may be required to register as a Member. When registering as a Member, you agree to provide accurate and complete information about yourself. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Member account password and for all activity that occurs under your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account.

When you delete your account, only the published posts you created are automatically assigned and attributed to our bot user called (ghostwriter). here are some additional advantageous reasons for automatically assigning and attributing deleted posts to a bot user:

  1. Preserves link authority: When a post is deleted, the associated link becomes inactive, leading to 404 errors. By assigning deleted posts to a bot user, the platform can redirect the original link to the bot user’s profile, preserving the link authority and ensuring that search engines continue to recognize the content.
  2. Maintains internal linking structure: Internal linking, where posts link to each other within the platform, plays a crucial role in search engine optimization (SEO). By assigning deleted posts to a bot user, the internal linking structure remains intact, preventing broken links and maintaining the platform’s SEO value.
  3. Prevents content scraping issues: Scrapers, programs that automatically collect content from websites, may index deleted posts, leading to 404 errors when users try to access them. By assigning deleted posts to a bot user, the platform can provide scrapers with a clear indication that the content is no longer available, preventing indexing issues and maintaining SEO integrity.
  4. Reduces bounce rate: Bounce rate, the percentage of visitors who leave a website after viewing only one page, negatively impacts SEO. By preventing 404 errors, assigning deleted posts to a bot user ensures that users can continue navigating the platform, reducing bounce rate and improving overall SEO performance.
  5. Enhances user experience: 404 errors can frustrate users and negatively impact their experience. By assigning deleted posts to a bot user, the platform maintains a seamless user experience, encouraging users to stay and engage with the platform’s content.

4. Content

(A) Content Submission Guidelines

By contributing any form of content (text, videos, photographs, audio, etc.) to our site, you accept responsibility for the material you post, upload, or transmit. Your contributions should not:

Contain Harmful or Offensive Material: Avoid content that is harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.

Promote Illegal Activities: Refrain from endorsing illegal activities such as gambling, drug use, or violence.

Impersonate or Misrepresent: Do not impersonate any individual or entity, or falsely represent your affiliation with them.

Contain Harmful Code: Ensure your content does not contain viruses, malware, or any disruptive code that can harm systems.

Interfere with Site Operations: Content should not interfere with the functionality of the site or connected servers and networks.

Violate Laws or Regulations: Avoid content that breaches any applicable laws or regulations.

Commercial Use: Use the site for commercial purposes only with our prior written consent.

We reserve the right to remove any content at our discretion, without prior notice, especially if it violates these terms.

(B) Rights and Responsibilities

When you submit content to our site, you grant us, our affiliates, agents, and third-party contractors the right to display, publish, store, distribute, and use that content for promotional and marketing purposes. This includes the creation of derivative works based on your submissions.

You are responsible for your submissions and their consequences. By submitting content, you affirm that you:

Own or possess the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions for us to use the submitted content as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.

Have obtained written consent from identifiable individuals featured in your submissions to use their name or likeness as per these Terms and Conditions.

Moreover, you agree not to:

Submit material that infringes on third-party proprietary rights, including copyrights, trade secrets, privacy, and publicity rights, without proper authorization.

Post falsehoods, misrepresentations, or inappropriate content that could harm us or any third party.

Publish unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, or racially offensive material or encourage criminal conduct.

Engage in advertising or business solicitations within submissions.

We reserve the right to remove or refrain from publishing submissions without prior notice. By submitting content to us, you acknowledge that we may distribute or publish it on other Nigerpress-branded platforms.

5. Buying on the platform

When you purchase an item from a Seller listed on our platform, you are entering a binding contract directly with that Seller. The terms of the purchase, including the price, payment methods, and shipping details, are solely determined by the Seller. We act solely as a platform and are not involved in the transaction itself.

You commit to paying the Seller the agreed-upon purchase price for any items you buy. In some cases, you might need to provide payment details, such as a credit card number, to finalize the purchase. It’s essential to maintain accurate and up-to-date payment information on your profile.

Please note that we don’t take responsibility or liability for any purchases made through the platform. Any issues or disputes related to the purchase, including the quality of the item, delivery, or payment, should be resolved directly between you and the Seller.

6. Seller Responsibilities

Sellers are responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with the sale of Products on the Site. Sellers are also responsible for accurately describing Products, providing timely delivery of Products, and resolving any customer complaints. We may suspend or terminate your Seller account if you fail to comply with these Terms or with any applicable laws or regulations.

7. Intellectual Property

The Site and Nigerpress specific content contained on the Site may be protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. You may not use any Nigerpress owned content from the Site without our prior written consent.

You may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices contained on the Site.

You may not frame or mirror any content from the Site without our prior written consent.

You may not use any robots, spiders, or other automated devices or processes to access, scrape, or otherwise collect information from the Site without our prior written consent.

8. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, and fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site or your violation of these Terms.

9. Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Site and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, or agreements, whether oral or written.

10. Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Nigeria, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

11. Severability

If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck from these Terms and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

12. Modifications

We may modify these Terms at any time, at our sole discretion, by posting the modified Terms on the Site. You agree to be bound by the modified Terms upon their posting on the Site. You are responsible for reviewing the Terms regularly to ensure that you are aware of the most recent terms and conditions.

13. Termination

We may terminate your access to the Site, for any reason, at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may terminate your access to the Site at any time by deleting your account.

14. Waiver

No waiver of any provision of these Terms shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties.

15. Assignment

You may not assign your rights or obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent. We may assign our rights or obligations under these Terms at any time without prior notice to you.

Contact Us If you have any questions about these Terms.