Terms & Conditions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 

User Agreement

This Agreement was last modified on 9th January 2017.

This User Agreement describes the terms and conditions on which you are allowed to use our Website and our Services. We have incorporated by reference all linked information.

In This User Agreement:

"Account" means the account you open when you register on the Website.

"Buyer" means a User that investigates and purchases Seller Services or identifies a Seller through the Website.

"Client" also means a User that investigates and purchases Seller Services or identifies a Seller through the Website.

"Verified Seller" means an eligible seller that has been verified thoroughly and has been deemed trustworthy and fraud-free the document setting out the terms and conditions which are to apply to a Contest.

"Service Provider" means any seller verified or unverified who offers and provides services and has has listed such services on our site for sellers and clients to see and hire them.  

"Hireme.ng""we""our", or "us" means Hireme.ng.

"Inactive Account" means a User Account that has not been logged into for a continuous 6 month period.

"Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all intellectual property rights, existing worldwide and the subject matter of such rights, including: (a) patents, copyright, rights in circuit layouts (or similar rights), registered designs, registered and unregistered trade marks, and any right to have confidential information kept confidential; and (b) any application or right to apply for registration of any of the rights referred to in paragraph (a), whether or not such rights are registered or capable of being registered and whether existing under any laws, at common law or in equity.

"Local Jobs" means a service we provide to match a Client who has tasks that need doing with a Seller who will provide the service based on the location of the Seller.

 

"Listing" means a service listed on our site by a service provider for clients to see and patronize.

 "Projects" means services that are underway or completed after sellers and buyers have agreed on work terms.

"Seller Services" means all services provided by Sellers.

"User""you" or "your" means an individual who visits or uses the website

"User Contract" means : (1) this User Agreement; (2) the Code of Conduct as amended from time to time; (3) any other contractual provisions accepted by both the Seller and Buyer uploaded to the Website, to the extent not inconsistent with the User Agreement and the Code of Conduct; and (4) the services done through the Website, to the extent not inconsistent with the User Agreement and the Code of Conduct.

"Website" means the websites operated by Hireme.ng and available at: Hireme.ng and any related Hireme.ng service, tool or application.

  1. Overview

By accessing and/or using the Website, you agree to the following terms with Hireme.ng.

We may amend this User Agreement and any linked information from time to time by posting amended terms on the Website.

The Website is an online venue where Users buy and sell Seller Services. Buyers and Sellers must register for an Account in order to buy or sell Seller Services. The Website enables Users to meet, work together to complete and Projects, and to use the services that we provide.

  1. Scope

Before using the Hireme.ng Website, we recommend that you read the whole User Agreement, the Website policies and all linked information.

You must read and accept all of the terms in, and linked to, this User Agreement, the Code of Conduct, the Hireme.ng Privacy Policy and all Website policies. We strongly recommend that, as you read this User Agreement, you also access and read the hyperlinked information. By accepting this User Agreement, you agree that this User Agreement will apply whenever you use the Hireme.ng Website, or when you use the tools we make available to interact with the Hireme.ng Website.

  1. Eligibility

You will not use the Hireme.ng Website if you:

  1. are not able to form legally binding contracts; or
  2. are under the age of 16; or
  • a person barred from receiving and rendering services under the laws of Nigeria or other applicable jurisdiction; or
  1. are suspended from using the Hireme.ng Website.

Subject to your local laws, a person over 15 but under 18 can use an adult's account with the permission of the account holder. However, the account holder is responsible for everything done with that account.

Users may provide a business name or a company name, which is to be associated with the User's Account. Users acknowledge and agree that where a business name or company name is associated with their Account, this User Agreement is a contract with the User as an individual (not the business or company) and Users remain solely responsible for all activity undertaken in respect of their Account.

We may, at our absolute discretion, refuse to register a person or corporate entity as a User.

  1. Using Hireme.ng

While using the Hireme.ng Website, you will not:

  1. post content or items in inappropriate categories or areas on our websites and services;
  2. infringe any laws, third party rights or our policies, such as the Code of Conduct;
  • fail to deliver payment for services delivered to you, unless an agreement has been reached with the seller or a clear typographical error is made;
  1. fail to deliver Seller Services contracted to you, unless the client fails to meet the terms, materially alters the terms of the Seller Services from the listing;
  2. circumvent or manipulate your fee structure;
  3. post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory or offensive content (including personal information);
  • take any action that may undermine the feedback or reputation systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information or using it for purposes unrelated to the Hireme.ng Website);
  • transfer your Hireme.ng account (including feedback) and Username to another party without our consent;
  1. distribute or post spam, unsolicited, or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  2. distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm Hireme.ng, the Website, or the interests or property of Hireme.ng users (including their Intellectual Property Rights, privacy and publicity rights) or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, vulgar, obscene, profane or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to, or incite hatred of, any person;
  3. download and aggregate listings from our website for display with listings from other websites without our express written permission, "frame", "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of the Website into any other website without our prior written authorisation;
  • attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by us in connection with the Hireme.ng Website;
  • copy, modify or distribute rights or content from the Hireme.ng Website or Hireme.ng's copyrights and trademarks; or
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about Users, including email addresses, without their consent.
  1. Intellectual Property Rights infringement

It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged intellectual property rights infringement. We have a policy designed to make submitting notices of alleged infringement to us as straightforward as possible while reducing the number of notices that we receive that are fraudulent or difficult to understand or verify. If you believe that your Intellectual Property Rights have been violated, please notify us on support@hireme.ng and we will investigate.

  1. Fees And Services

We do not charge fees for transactions between clients and service providers, however we charge fees for promotion of services on our page. Reach us at support@hireme.ng for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in the Nigerian Naira or United States Dollars.

  1. Taxes

You are responsible for paying any taxes, on services or value added taxes, which may be applicable depending on the jurisdiction of the services provided. These taxes will be added to fees billed to you, if applicable.

You must also comply with your obligations under income tax provisions in your jurisdiction.

  1. Promotion

We may display your company or business name, logo, images or other media, and public description of your Projects and profile as part of the Hireme.ng Services and/or other marketing materials relating to the Hireme.ng Website, except where you have explicitly requested that we do not do this and we have agreed to such request.

  1. Content

When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.

You acknowledge and agree that: (1) we only act as a portal for the online distribution and publication of User content. We make no warranty that User content is actually made available on the Website. We have the right (but not the obligation) to take any action deemed appropriate by us with respect to your User content; (2) we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any content, whether or not the content was actually made available on the Website; and (3) any and all content submitted to the Website is subject to our approval. We may reject, approve or modify your User content at our sole discretion.

You represent and warrant that your content:

  1. will not infringe upon or misappropriate any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right or proprietary right or right of publicity or privacy of any person;
  2. will not violate any law or regulation;
  • will not be defamatory or trade libellous;
  1. will not be obscene or contain adult and child pornography;
  2. will not contain the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons
  3. will not contain material linked to terrorist activities
  • will not include incomplete, false or inaccurate information about User or any other individual; and
  • will not contain any viruses or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

You acknowledge and agree that we may transfer your personal information to a related body corporate and your information may be transferred outside of Nigeria. If you wish to withdraw your consent, you acknowledge and agree that we may be unable to provide you with access to the Website and Hireme.ng Services and may close your Account.

Information on the Website may contain general information about legal, financial, health and other matters. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. You must not rely on the information on the Website as an alternative to professional advice. If you have specific questions about any matter you should consult your professional adviser.

We provide unmonitored access to third party content, including User feedback and articles with original content and opinions (or links to such third party content). We only act as a portal and have no liability based on, or related to, third party content on the Website, whether arising under the laws of copyright or other intellectual property, defamation, libel, privacy, obscenity, or any other legal discipline.

The Website may contain links to other third party websites. We do not control the websites to which we link from the Website. We do not endorse the content, products, services, practices, policies or performance of the websites we link to from the Website. Use of third party content, links to third party content and/or websites is at your risk.

  1. Feedback, Reputation And Reviews

You acknowledge that you transfer copyright of the feedback, reputation and reviews you leave consisting of comments and a multidimensional rating (e.g. quality, communication etc.) together with a composite rating by us. You acknowledge that such feedback, reputation and reviews belong solely to us, notwithstanding that we permit you to use it on our Website while you remain a User. You must not use, or deal with, such feedback, reputation and reviews in any way inconsistent with our policies as posted on the Website from time to time without our prior written permission.

You may not do (or omit to do) anything that may undermine the integrity of the Hireme.ng feedback system. We are entitled to suspend or terminate your Account at any time if we, in our sole and absolute discretion, are concerned by any feedback about you, or your feedback rating, where we believe our feedback system may be subverted.

Our feedback ratings belong to us and may not be used for any purpose other than facilitating the provision of Seller Services via the Website. You may not use your Seller or Buyer feedback (including, but not limited to, marketing or exporting your any or all of your composite rating or feedback comments) in any real or virtual venue other than a website operated by Hireme.ng or its related entities without our written permission.

  1. Advertising

Unless otherwise agreed with us, you must not advertise an external website, product or service on the Website. Any website address posted on the Website, including in a listing, bid, listing description, clarification board or the message board, must relate to a project, contest, item listed, user or service being performed on the Website. An example of a permissible website address would be a portfolio of work.

We may display sponsor advertisements and promotions on the Website. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred by you as as result of the presence of such advertisements/ promotions in the Website or your subsequent dealings with the Advertisers. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that content of sponsor advertisements or promotions is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other intellectual property or proprietary rights and laws. Unless expressly authorised by Hireme.ng or third party right holders, you agree not to modify, sell, distribute, appropriate or create derivative works based on such advertisement/promotions.

  1. Communication With Other Users

You must not post your email address or other contact information on the Website, except in the "email" field of the signup form, at our request or as otherwise permitted by us on the Website.

Unless you have a prior relationship with a User, you must only communicate with Users via the Website, including by using the Project message board, inbox private messaging or chat facilities including Video Chat. Unless we provide a User's contact information through a feature or function available through the Website, you must not, and must not attempt to, communicate with other Users in respect of Projects through any other means such as email, telephone, Skype, ICQ, AIM, MSN Messenger, GTalk and Yahoo unless the other user agrees to it.

  1. Right To Review

We may read all correspondence posted to the Website and download or access, and test (if necessary), all uploaded files, programs and websites related to your use of the Website for the purpose of investigating fraud and for risk management and related purposes.

  1. User Services

Upon the Buyer awarding a project to the Seller, and the Seller's acceptance on the Website, the Buyer and Seller will be deemed to have entered into a User Contract under which the Buyer agrees to purchase, and the Seller agrees to deliver the Seller Services. You agree not to enter into any contractual provisions in conflict with the User Agreement.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that you comply with your obligations to other Users. If you do not, you may become liable to that User. You must ensure that you are aware of any domestic laws (including common law), international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations relevant to you as a Buyer or Seller, or in any other uses you make of the Website.

If another User breaches any obligation to you, you are solely responsible for enforcing any rights that you may have. For the avoidance of doubt, we have no responsibility for enforcing any rights under a User Contract.

Depending on their jurisdiction, Sellers and Buyers may have rights under statutory warranties that cannot lawfully be excluded. Nothing in this User Agreement is intended to override a right that by applicable law may not be excluded.

Each User acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between Buyers and Sellers is that of an independent contractor. Nothing in this User Agreement creates a partnership, joint venture, agency or employment relationship between Users. Nothing in this User Agreement shall in any way be construed as forming a joint venture, partnership or an employer-employee relationship between Hireme.ng and the User.

  1. Special provisions for Local Jobs

Each User acknowledges:

  1. ng may from time to time include a map feature and Hireme.ng may display the location of Users to persons browsing the Website on that map. Every Buyer seeking services for Local jobs will be asked to provide the location where the Local job is to be performed. A User may disclose, in any Project posted, personal details such as the User's name, street number, phone number or the email address in any Project description for a Local job or in any other public communication on the Hireme.ng Website.
  2. Once a Seller's bid has been accepted by a Buyer seeking Local jobs services or tasks then the Seller providing the service or task is obliged to complete the transaction, unless the service is prohibited by law, by this Agreement or by any of our Policies.
  3. Inactive Accounts

User Accounts that have not been logged into for a continuous period will be closed after 6 months.

We reserve the right to close an Inactive Account.

We reserve the right to close an account that seems fradulent.

  1. Right To Refuse Service

We may close, suspend or limit your access to your Account without reason. Without limiting the foregoing, we may close, suspend or limit your access to your Account:

  1. if we determine that you have breached, or are acting in breach of, this User Agreement;
  2. if we determine that you have breached legal liabilities (actual or potential), including infringing someone else's Intellectual Property Rights;
  • if we determine that you have engaged, or are engaging, in fraudulent, or illegal activities;
  1. you do not respond to account verification requests;
  2. you do not complete account verification when requested within 3 months of the date of request;
  3. to manage any risk of loss to us, a User, or any other person; or
  • for other similar reasons.
  1. Other Disputes With Users

Be very sure of who you are doing business with, as any dispute that may arise between users, Hireme.ng will not be liable for. You acknowledge and agree that in the event that a dispute arises between you and another User in relation to any project that you will first attempt to resolve any differences that you have in relation to such Project, including in relation to the quality of the services provided.

If you continue to have any difficulties or problems in relation to a dispute with another User in relation to a project we encourage you to contact us, and we will do the best we can.

  1. Disputes With Us

If a dispute arises between you and Hireme.ng, our goal is to address your concerns and, if we are unable to do so to your satisfaction, to provide you with a means of resolving the dispute quickly. We strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by using support@Hireme.ng.

  1. Access And Interference

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Hireme.ng Website for any purpose without our express written permission.

Additionally, you agree that you will not:

  1. take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion, exercised reasonably) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  2. interfere with, damage, manipulate, disrupt, disable, modify, overburden, or impair any device, software system or network connected to or used (by you or us) in relation to the Hireme.ng Website or your Account, or assist any other person to do any of these things, or take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  • copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for your information) from the website's without the prior express written permission of Hireme.ng and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
  1. interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the website's, services or tools, or any activities conducted on or with the website's, services or tools; or
  2. bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website.
  3. Closing Your Account

You may close your Account at any time. The option is located in the account settings.

Account closure is subject to:

  1. not having any outstanding listings on the Website; and
  2. resolving any outstanding matters (such as a suspension or restriction on your Account)

 

  1. Privacy

We use your information as described in the Hireme.ng Privacy Policy. If you object to your information being transferred or used in this way then you may not use our services.

  1. Security

You must immediately notify us upon becoming aware of any unauthorised access or any other security breach to the Website, your Account or the Hireme.ng Services and do everything possible to mitigate the unauthorised access or security breach (including preserving evidence and notifying appropriate authorities). You are solely responsible for securing your password. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unathourised access of your account resulting from your failure to secure your password.

  1. No Insurance Or Warranty

We do not offer any form of insurance, or other Buyer or Seller protection.

  1. No Warranty As To Each User's Purported Identity

Because User identification on the internet is difficult, we cannot and do not confirm each User's purported identity. We may provide information about a User, such as a geographical location, or third party background check or verification of identity or credentials. However, such information is based solely on data that the User submits and we provide such information solely for the convenience of Users and the provision of such information is not an introduction, endorsement or recommendation by us.

  1. No Warranty As To Content On The Website

The Website is a dynamic time-sensitive website. As such, information on the Website will change frequently. It is possible that some information could be considered offensive, harmful, inaccurate or misleading or mislabelled or deceptively labelled accidently by us or accidentally or purposefully by a third party.

Our Services, the Website and all content on it are provided on an 'as is', 'with all faults' and 'as available' basis and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. Without limiting the foregoing, we make no representation or warranty about:

  1. the Website or any Seller Services or Hireme.ng Services;
  2. the accuracy, reliability, availability, veracity, timeliness or content of the Website or any Seller Services or Hireme.ng Services;
  • whether the Website or Seller Services or Hireme.ng Services will be up-to-date, uninterrupted, secure, error-free or non-misleading;
  1. whether defects in the Website will be corrected;
  2. whether the Website, the Seller Services or the Hireme.ng Services or any data, content or material will be backed up or whether business continuity arrangements are in place in respect of the Website, Seller Services or Hireme.ng Services;
  3. any third party agreements or any guarantee of business gained by you through the Website, Seller Services or Hireme.ng Services or us; or
  • the Website, Seller Services or Hireme.ng Services or infrastructure on which they are based, being error or malicious code free, secure, confidential or performing at any particular standard or having any particular function.

To the extent permitted by law, we specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quality, suitability and non-infringement.

  1. Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall we, our related entities, our affiliates or staff be liable, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence), or any other form of liability, for:

  1. any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages that may be incurred by you;
  2. any loss of income, business or profits (whether direct or indirect) that may be incurred by you;
  • any claim, damage, or loss which may be incurred by you as a result of any of your transactions involving the Website.

The limitations on our liability to you above shall apply whether or not we, our related entities, our affiliates or staff have been advised of the possibility of such losses or damages arising.

  1. Feedback

If you have any questions about this User Agreement or if you wish to report breaches of this User Agreement, please contact us at support@Hireme.ng