Terms and Conditions

1. User Terms

These User Terms apply to websites operated by afrolens.com from time to time. In accordance with the following user terms, Afrolens.net grants you as an authorised user ('User' or 'you') of this website (the 'Afrolens.com') certain rights (as set out below) and in return you agree to perform certain obligations. These User Terms form a binding contract between you and Afrolens.com. By using this Website, you therefore confirm that you are 18 years old or more, or if you are under 18 years old that you are 13 years of age or more and have received your parent's or guardian's consent to enter into these User Terms. Please read these User Terms carefully before using the Website. By using the Website, you are deemed to have accepted these User Terms. These User Terms apply whatever method you have used to access the Website, including but not limited to the web, digital television services and mobile phone. If you do not agree to any part of these User Terms you should stop accessing this Website and navigate away from it.

If you register for any services, forums or enter any prize competitions or other promotions on the Website, separate terms and conditions which are located on the Website may also apply in addition to these User Terms. Afrolens.net's Standard Competition Terms and Conditions shall also apply to any competitions in addition to these User Terms. In the event of a conflict between any additional terms and conditions located on the Website and these User Terms such additional terms shall prevail.

2. Accessing the Website

Accessing our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Website without notice. We will not be liable for any reason if the Website remains unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire site, to users who have registered with us. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site (including taking necessary steps to ensure you use up to date anti-virus software). You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these User Terms, and that they comply with them. Any commentary and other materials posted on our Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

3. Use of the Website / Acceptable Use Policy

Your use of the Website shall be subject to complying at all times with our Acceptable Use Policy in this clause 5. For the purposes of these User Terms: "Material" shall include but is not limited to: software, documentation, text, pictures, sounds, graphics, articles, video or audio clips, advertising material and other material published on Afrolens.net.

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

4. Accessing our Material

You are entitled to access and print the Material for your own personal private and non-commercial use only, provided that you do not:

(i) download or print any Material in a systematic or regular manner so as to create a database (electronic or paper form);

(ii) remove any notices relating to the ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights in the Material;

(iii) modify, translate, reverse engineer, reproduce, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works of any of the Material; or

(iv) rent, lease, sub-license, loan, copy, commercially exploit or give or transfer any rights in the Material in any form, to any person or entity without our prior written consent.

Our status (and that of any identified third party contributor or rights holder) as the author of the Material must always be acknowledged. If you print off or otherwise copy any part of the Website or Material in breach of these User Terms, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the Material you have made. You are not authorised to download or copy any videos which we may grant you access to on the Website without our explicit written consent in each instance.

4(b) Prohibited uses

You further agree that you will not use the Website for any of the following purposes:

(i) to send or distribute multiple unsolicited emails or messages ('Spam') or to cause any other person annoyance, inconvenience or worry;

(ii) for any purposes connected to any business, including sending any unsolicited advertisements or promotional material;

(iii) to use or attempt to use any software, engine, or any other means to navigate or search the Website other than the navigation tools and search facilities available on the Website and general third party browsers;

(iv) to carry out any activities in relation to "screen scraping" or "database scraping" to obtain lists of users, urls, internet keywords or other information;

(v) to access the Website by any means other than through the interface that is provided by afrolens.net for use in accessing the Website;

(vi) to use or transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, file or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, including but not limited to the Website;

(vii) to do anything which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website's infrastructure;

(viii) to interfere with or disrupt the Website and/or any of its services or servers or networks connected to the Website or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website; or

(ix) to collect or store personal data about other users of the Website whether or not for commercial purpose without their consent. This includes the posting of phone numbers, addresses or any other private information without the express permission of that individual.

(v) we reserve the right to remove and/or delete the Material submitted by you without notice;

(vi) we reserve the right to cut and crop any photographs or graphical images submitted by you at our discretion and to alter any Material such that we can make it available on the Website;

(vii) you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for the Material you submit and that we do not screen the Material prior to its publication on the Website, and therefore any opinion submitted by you shall be accurate and/or genuinely held;

(viii) we reserve the right to share your identity with any third party who is claiming that any Material posted or uploaded by you to the Website violates these User Terms;

(ix) we may identify you as the contributor of any Material, and you waive any moral rights you may have in respect of our use of the Material. Our Forum Rules expand upon the points above.