Terms of use

TERMS OF USE

Effective Date: 1st November 2023

BEFORE YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CRITICALLY

These Terms of Use apply to your access and use of our website www.mergersafrica.com (hereinafter referred to as “ the Site”).  These terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you as the user(s) of the site (herein interchangeably referred to as “User” or “Users” or User’s or “You” or “Your”) and M&A Summit Africa Ltd (herein interchangeably referred to as “M&A Summit Africa’” or “Our” or “Us”).

  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
    1. By agreeing to our terms of use, the User undertakes to use the Site subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and any other rules and policies that M&A Summit Africa may publish from time to time (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Terms”).
    2. It is hereby agreed that by accessing the Site or using the Services, the User agrees to accept and be bound by the Terms and that the User shall not use the Services or the Site if no acceptance is made to all of the Terms and Conditions. The most current version of the Terms can be viewed by clicking on the “Terms of Use” hypertext link located at the bottom of the Site.
    3. By using the Site (other than to read and accept this Agreement), the User is hereby bound by these terms and agrees to comply with all the terms and conditions hereof.
    4. By using the Site, the User agrees that the right to use the Site is personal to the User and is not transferable to any other person or entity
    5. The User is responsible for all the use of the User’s Account (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of the User’s Account complies fully with the Terms and shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of the User’s password(s), if any.
    6. M&A Summit Africa shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
    7. By using the Site, you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age or are accessing the Site under the supervision of a parent or a legal guardian. However, you may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with M&A Summit Africa without the supervision of a parent or a legal guardian, or (b) you are not permitted to receive any Services under the laws of any country / regions including the country / region in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.
    8. You may be required to enter into a separate agreement, whether online or offline, with M&A Summit Africa or our affiliate for any Service (“Additional Agreements”).  If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the Terms and an Additional Agreement, the Additional Agreement shall take precedence over the Terms only in relation to that Service concerned.
    9. You acknowledge that your use of the website is subject to compliance with these terms and any additional policies or guidelines posted on the website.
  2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
  1. Through its Site, M&A Summit Africa provides User with access to its products, services, software, a variety of resources, including download areas, delivery means, communication forums and product information (hereinafter referred to as the “Services”). The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new Site properties, are subject to the Terms.
  1. USER REGISTRATION AND PROVISION OF SERVICES
    1. You must register as a User on the Site in order to access and use our Services. Further, M&A Summit Africa reserves the right, without prior notice, to restrict access to or use of certain Services (or any features within the Services) to paying Users or subject to other conditions that M&A Summit Africa may impose in our discretion. 
    2. You agree to provide accurate and complete information during the registration process.
    3. Services (or any features within the Services) may vary for different regions and countries. No warranty or representation is given that a particular Service or feature or function thereof or the same type and extent of the Service or features and functions thereof will be available for Users. M&A Summit Africa may in our sole discretion limit, deny or create different level of access to and use of any Services (or any features within the Services) with respect to different Users.
    4. M&A Summit Africa may launch, change, upgrade, impose conditions to, suspend, or stop any Services (or any features within the Services) without prior notice except that in case of a fee-based Service, such changes will not substantially adversely affect the paying Users in enjoying that Service.
  2. EQUIPMENT
  1. User shall be responsible for obtaining or procuring and maintaining all smart phones, tablets, computer hardware, software, telephone, and other equipment needed for access to and use of Site, and all charges related thereto.
  1. USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY
    1. In order to use our Services on the Site, User must either register an account (herein “User Account”) by completing the registration process and providing M&A Summit Africa with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form or use Social Logins of Facebook, Twitter and Gmail which if used to login creates an account for the User. If the User opts to register an account, you must choose a password and username during registration. Except with M&A Summit Africa’s approval, one User may only register one User Account on the Site. M&A Summit Africa may cancel or terminate a User’s Account if it has reasons to suspect that the User has concurrently registered or controlled two or more User Accounts. Further, M&A Summit Africa reserves the right to reject and may reject User’s application for registration or login of the User Account with or without any reason.
    2. User is entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of User Account and password for all activities that occur under the account. You may not share, assign, or permit the use of your User Account, or password by another person outside your own business entity. You agree to notify M&A Summit Africa immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or your account or any other breach of security of your account.
    3. User is entirely responsible for any and all activities (including without limitation, posting any company or product information, clicking to accept any Additional Agreements or rules, subscribing to or making any payment for any services, sending emails using the email account or sending SMS) that occur under User’s Account and the same will be deemed to have been authorized by the User. User agrees to notify M&A Summit Africa immediately of any unauthorized use of User’s Account or any other breach of the security.
    4. You acknowledge that sharing of User Account with other persons, or allowing multiple Users outside of your business entity to use your account (collectively, “multiple use“), may cause irreparable harm, loss and damage to M&A Summit Africa or other Users of the Site and you will be held liable for losses, harm, loss and damage incurred by M&A Summit Africa or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You agree to indemnify M&A Summit Africa, our affiliates, directors, employees, agents and representatives against any loss or damages (including but not limited to loss of profits) suffered as a result of the multiple use of your account.
    5. User may not use anyone else’s User Account at any time, without the permission of the User Account holder and M&A Summit Africa shall have the right to suspend or terminate your account immediately with or without notice. M&A Summit Africa will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your Knowledge or in case of the multiple use of your account or your failure to maintain the security of your account.
  2. USER OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. Users are strictly prohibited from engaging in any of the following activities:
    2. Harassment, discrimination, or any form of abusive behavior towards other users.
    3. Impersonation of another individual, entity, or organization.
    4. Fraudulent activities, including but not limited to fraudulent payment methods.
      1. You represent, warrant and agree that (a) you have full power and authority to accept the Terms, to grant the license and authorization and to perform the obligations hereunder; (b) you use the Site and Services for business purposes only; and (c) the address you provide when registering is the principal place of business of your business entity.  For purposes of this provision, a branch or liaison office will not be considered a separate entity and your principal place of business will be deemed to be that of your head office.
      2. You will be required to provide information or material about your entity, business or products/services as part of the registration process on the Site or your use of any Service or the User Account.  You further represent, warrant and agree that (a) such information and material whether submitted during the registration process or thereafter throughout the continuation of the use of the Site or Service is true, accurate, current and complete, and (b) you will maintain and promptly amend all information and material to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
      3. User further represents, warrants and agrees that any content, material or other proprietary information that you submit, post or display shall:
    5. be true, accurate, complete and lawful;
    6. b) not be false, misleading or deceptive;
    7. not contain information that is defamatory, libelous, threatening or harassing, obscene, objectionable, offensive, sexually explicit or harmful to minors;
    8. not contain information that is discriminatory or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
    9. not violate other Terms or any applicable Additional Agreements
    10. not violate any applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, or false advertising) or promote any activities which may violate any applicable laws and regulations;
    11. not contain any link directly or indirectly to any other web Sites which includes any content that may violate the Terms.
      1. User further represents, warrants and agrees that you shall/are:
    12. carry on your activities on the Site in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations;
    13. conduct your business transactions with other Users of the Site in good faith;
    14. carry on your activities in accordance with the Terms and any applicable Additional Agreements;
    15. not use the Services or Site to defraud any person or entity (including without limitation sale of stolen items, use of stolen credit/debit cards);
    16. not impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
    17. not engage in spamming or phishing;
    18. not engage in any other unlawful activities (including without limitation those which would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, etc.) or encourage or abet any unlawful activities;
    19. not involve attempts to copy, reproduce, exploit or expropriate M&A Summit Africa’s various proprietary directories, databases and listings;
    20. not involve any computer viruses or other destructive devices and codes that have the effect of damaging, interfering with, intercepting or expropriating any software or hardware system, data or personal information;
    21. not involve any scheme to undermine the integrity of the data, systems or networks used by M&A Summit Africa and/or any User of the Site or gain unauthorized access to such data, systems or networks;
    22. not, and your director(s), officer(s), controlling party/ies, affiliates and legal jurisdiction in which any of the foregoing persons or entities is organized or has operations are not, persons or entities that are subject to any economic or fraud sanctions of any governmental, international or regulatory entities; and
    23. not engage in any activities that would otherwise create any liability for M&A Summit Africa or our affiliates.
      1. User agrees to provide all necessary information, materials and approval, and render all reasonable assistance and cooperation necessary for M&A Summit Africa’s provision of the Services, evaluating whether User has breached the Terms and/or handling any complaint against the User.  If User’s failure to do so results in delay in, or suspension or termination of, the provision of any Service, M&A Summit Africa shall not be obliged to extend the relevant service period nor shall be liable for any loss or damages arising from such delay, suspension or termination.
      2. User acknowledges and agrees that each User is solely responsible for observing applicable laws and regulations in its respective jurisdictions to ensure that all use of the Site and Services are in compliance with the same.
  3. BREACHES BY USERS
    1. Any information, content, material or other proprietary information that you submit to, post or display on the Site which M&A Summit Africa reasonably believes is unlawful, violates the Terms, could subject M&A Summit Africa or our affiliates to liability, or is otherwise found inappropriate in M&A Summit Africa’s opinion is prohibited and M&A Summit Africa reserves the right in our sole discretion to remove, modify or reject it.
    2. M&A Summit Africa shall have the right to take disciplinary measures and actions as it deems appropriate if any User breaches the Terms, or if M&A Summit Africa has reasonable grounds to believe that User is in breach of any Terms, including without limitation: (i) suspending or terminating the User’s account and profile and all accounts determined to be related to such account; (ii) restricting, downgrading, suspending or terminating the subscription of, access to, or current or future use of any Service; (iii) removing any product listings or other content, material or other proprietary information that User has submitted, posted or displayed, or imposing restrictions on the number of product listings or content, material or other information that User may post or display; (iv) imposing other restrictions on User’s use of any features or functions of any Service; and (v) any other corrective actions, discipline or penalties as M&A Summit Africa may deem necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion.
    3. In case of any breach, M&A Summit Africa reserves the right to cooperate fully with governmental authorities, private investigators and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected criminal or civil wrongdoing by User.  Further, if required by law and policies in place, M&A Summit Africa may disclose the User’s identity, contact information and/or information regarding the User’s account(s), transactions or activities carried out on or via the Site, if requested by a government or law enforcement body, an injured third party, or as a result of Summons, a subpoena or other legal action instituted.  M&A Summit Africa shall not be liable for damages or results arising from such disclosure, and User agrees not to bring any action or claim against M&A Summit Africa for such disclosure
  4. TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN USERS
    1. User agrees that M&A Summit Africa provides electronic web-based platform for platform that helps businesses, franchises and government agencies to connect with Investors/Buyers, Lenders and Advisors from various parts of the world to close deals. User further agrees that M&A Summit Africa provides electronic web-based platform that provides transaction infrastructure and promotion for Businesses Seeking Funds, Businesses Seeking Buyers, Businesses Selling Assets, Businesses Seeking Joint Ventures, Businesses Seeking Loans, Businesses Seeking Advisors, and Franchises on Sale to connect with Investors, buyers, lenders and Advisors. User further agrees that M&A Summit Africa provides electronic web-based which also features investment opportunities promoted by government Agencies with Projects Seeking Public Private Partnership, Projects Seeking Joint Venture, Projects Seeking Private Investment, Projects Seeking Public Investment, Projects Seeking Loans, Projects Under Procurement, Projects on Sale, Project Assets on Sale and Projects Seeking Advisors who use our transaction infrastructure and promotion to connect with Investors, buyers, lenders and Advisors.  However, for any Services provided or to be provided on the Site, M&A Summit Africa does not represent any User in anyway.
    2. User hereby confirms and/or made aware that there may be risks of dealing with people acting under false pretences. M&A Summit Africa uses several techniques to verify the accuracy of certain information for Premium User Accounts Users provide us when they register for a Premium Badge on the Site.  However, because user verification on the Internet is difficult, M&A Summit Africa cannot and does not confirm each User’s purported identity (including, without limitation, Premium User Accounts). We encourage you to use various means, as well as common sense, to evaluate with whom you are dealing.
    3. You agree to provide all information and materials as may be reasonably required by M&A Summit Africa in connection with your transactions conducted on, through or as a result of use of the Site or Services.  M&A Summit Africa reserves the right to suspend or terminate any User’s account if the User fails to provide the required information and materials.
    4. In the event that any User has a dispute with any party to a transaction, such User agrees to release and indemnify M&A Summit Africa (and our agents, affiliates, directors, officers and employees) from all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses and damages (including without limitation any actual, special, incidental or consequential damages) arising out of or in connection with such transaction.
  5. CONTENT SUBMISSION
    1. Users retain ownership of content they submit to the website but grant us a non-exclusive license to use, display, and distribute the content on the website and through its associated services.
    2. We reserve the right to moderate and remove content that violates these terms.
  6. PRIVACY POLICY
  1. You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in our Privacy Policy, which governs the collection, use, and protection of user data.
  1. FEES AND PAYMENTS

Certain features or services on the website may be subject to fees. Detailed information about fees and payment terms will be provided separately.

  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 All content, trademarks, and intellectual property displayed on the website are owned by our Company. Users must obtain explicit permission for any use of website content beyond that allowed by these terms.

  1. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
    1. USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES IS AT USER’S SOLE RISK. NEITHER M&A SUMMIT AFRICA, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTIES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTYIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES OR AS TO THE VALIDITY, ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, STABILITY, COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES OR CURRENTNESS OF ANY CONTENT OR MATERIAL OR INFORMATION, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.
    2. THE SITE MAY MAKE AVAILABLE TO USER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED BY INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTIES.   NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION IS MADE WITH REGARD TO SUCH SERVICES OR PRODUCTS.   IN NO EVENT SHALL M&A SUMMIT AFRICA AND OUR AFFILIATES BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY SUCH SERVICES OR PRODUCTS.
    3. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. USER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT M&A SUMMIT AFRICA IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, INJURIOUS, HARMFUL, DANEROUS, INEFFECTIVE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH USER.
    4. IN NO EVENT WILL M&A SUMMIT AFRICA, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISPLAYING THE SITE OR THE M&A SUMMIT AFRICA SERVICES, SOFTWARE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE. USER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, MATERIAL OR INFORMATION ON THE SITE.
    5. IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE NEITHER, M&A SUMMIT AFRICA, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE SERVICES AND CONTENT, MATERIAL OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE USER, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
    6. PRIOR TO THE EXECUTION OF ANY SALE, PURCHASE, TRANSACTION OR INVESTMENT WITH THE OPPOSITE USER ON THE SITE, USERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE DUE DILIGENCE OVER THE OPPOSITE USER TO VERIFY INFORMATION NECESAARY TO ESTABLISH CREDIBITY AND GENEUINESS OF THE USER. M&A SUMMIT AFRICA, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, THIRD SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR PURCHASE, TRANSACTION OR INVESTMENT DECISIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. NEITHER, M&A SUMMIT AFRICA, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTIES WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF SERVICES, CONTENT, MATERIAL OR INFORMATION ON THE SITE. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION.
    7. FORCE MAJEURE – M&A SUMMIT AFRICA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN PERFORMANCE DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTS OF GOD, PANDEMICS, WAR, STRIKES, LABOUR DISPUTES, RIOT, EMBARGOES, ACTS OF CIVIL OR MILITARY AUTHORITIES, INSURRECTIONS, FIRE, FLOODS, STORMS, ACCIDENTS, SERVICE OUTAGES RESULTING FROM EQUIPMENT AND/OR SYSTEM OR SOFTWARE FAILURE AND/OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURES, POWER FAILURES, NETWORK FAILURES, FAILURES OF THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS (INCLUDING PROVIDERS OF INTERNET SERVICES AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS) GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS, ORDERS OF DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN COURTS OR TRIBUNALS OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THIRD PARTIES. USER OR M&A SUMMIT AFRICA AFFECTED BY ANY SUCH EVENT SHALL NOTIFY EACH OTHER WITHIN A MAXIMUM OF FIFTEEN (30) DAYS FROM ITS OCCURENCE. THE PERFORMANCE OF THS AGREEMENT SHALL THEN BE SUSPENDED FOR AS LONG AS ANY SUCH EVENT SHALL PREVENT USER OR M&A SUMMIT AFRICA FROM PERFORMING YOUR OR OUR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
    8. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OF THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF M&A SUMMIT AFRICA, OUR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES OR ANYONE ACTING ON OUR BEHALF WITH RESPECT TO EACH USER FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES DURING ANY CALENDAR YEAR SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES THE USER HAS PAID TO M&A SUMMIT AFRICA OR OUR AFFILIATES DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR AND (B) THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT PERMITTED IN THE APPLICABLE LAW. THE PRECEDING SENTENCE SHALL NOT PRECLUDE THE REQUIREMENT BY THE USER TO PROVE ACTUAL DAMAGES. ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR SUCH LONGER PERIOD AS PRESCRIBED UNDER ANY APPLICABLE LAW GOVERNING THIS TERM OF USE.
  2. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

THE LINKS IN THIS AREA WILL LET YOU LEAVE M&A SUMMIT AFRICA’S SITE. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF M&A SUMMIT AFRICA AND M&A SUMMIT AFRICA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS, MATERIALS OR INFORMATION OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. M&A SUMMIT AFRICA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBCASTING OR ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSMISSION RECEIVED FROM ANY LINKED SITE. M&A SUMMIT AFRICA IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY M&A SUMMIT AFRICA OF THE SITE.

  1. Monitoring

M&A Summit Africa shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Site or Services or any content, material or information of the Site, including chat rooms and forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by M&A Summit Africa and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. M&A Summit Africa shall have the right in Our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on M&A Summit Africa Without limiting the foregoing, M&A Summit Africa shall have the right to remove any material that M&A Summit Africa, in Our sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.

  1. Indemnification

User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless M&A Summit Africa, our affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of M&A Summit Africa, Site or Services by User or User’s Account.

  1. termination AND SUSPENSION

Either M&A Summit Africa or User may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, M&A Summit Africa shall have the right to immediately terminate or suspend User’s Account in the event of any conduct by User which M&A Summit Africa, in our sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, illegal activities, or in the event of any breach by User of this Agreement or any other reason deemed necessary to maintain the integrity of the platform

  1. NOTICES
    1. All notices or demands, including, but not limited to, legal may be given by M&A Summit Africa to you either personally or by sending it to you by courier, certified mail, by facsimile or email to the last-known correspondence, fax or email address provided by the User to M&A Summit Africa, or by posting such notice or demand on an area of the Site that is publicly accessible without a charge or to your registered address, or if you have no registered address within Uganda to the address, if any, supplied by you to M&A Summit Africa and service of the notice shall be taken to be effected upon you on the very day its sent.
    2. Notices and other communications by Either Party shall be deemed served on the other Party seven (7) calendar days after posting (in the case of inland mail), fifteen (15) calendar days after posting in the case of overseas mail.
    3. All legal notices or demands to or upon M&A Summit Africa shall be made in writing and sent to M&A Summit Africa personally, by courier, certified mail, or facsimile to the following entity and address: M&A Summit Africa Ltd Upper-Kauga, Mukono, P.O. Box 257, MUKONO, KAMPALA (UGANDA) or legal@mergersafrica.com . Attn: Legal Department. The notices shall be effective when they are received by M&A Summit Africa in any of the above-mentioned manner.
    4. You agree that all agreements, notices, demands, disclosures and other communications that M&A Summit Africa sends to you electronically satisfy the legal requirement that such communication should be in writing.
  2. AMENDMENTS

This Agreement may be amended, varied or modified in whole or in part and you confirm they will apply to you from the time they are posted on the Site.

  1. ASSIGNMENT

M&A Summit Africa shall have the right to assign the Terms (including all of our rights, titles, benefits, interests, and obligations and duties in the Terms to any person or entity (including any affiliates of M&A Summit Africa). You may not assign, in whole or part, the Terms to any person or entity.

  1. NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP

M&A Summit Africa and You are independent contractors, and this Agreement shall not create any partnership, fiduciary, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee, agency or other relationship between you and M&A Summit Africa.

  1. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE

This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Uganda, without regard to its conflict of laws and rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

  1. SEVERABILITY

If any term, clause or provision of this Agreement shall be judged to be invalid or unenforceable, the Parties agree that such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Parties, and the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. M&A Summit Africa shall then use all reasonable efforts to replace the invalid or unenforceable provision by a valid provision the effect of which is as close as possible to its intended effect, and to establish if need be all necessary compensations between you and M&A Summit Africa in relation thereto.

  1. ARBITRATION
    1. Should there be any dispute in relation to the construction of this Agreement or execution of the obligations of the Parties as set out herein except for those actions which M&A Summit Africa has the sole discretion to act on as stipulated in this Agreement, User and M&A Summit Africa may submit the same for arbitration in Uganda to be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration and Conciliation Act of Uganda by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules, which Rules shall be deemed incorporated by reference to this Clause. The language of arbitration shall be English. The costs of arbitration shall be shared equally between the Parties unless the award provided otherwise.
    2. Nothing in this Clause shall prevent M&A Summit Africa from obtaining interim relief in a court against the User pending the outcome of the arbitration proceedings.
  2. entire agreement

This Agreement and any operating rules for the Site established by M&A Summit Africa constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.