Before you, as an applicant or co-applicant, submit your application to the AEA or link/attach your personal data or business plan, you must read and agree to the following terms and conditions:
1. This Document
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of the services of the AEA website, trading AEA, website(s) (the “Services”), and any information, text, graphics, photos or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services (collectively referred to as “Content”). Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these terms please immediately stop using our site(s). These terms may change from time to time without notice and you should consult the terms each time you use the site(s) in order to view the most current terms.
All references to the Terms mean the current version of the terms at the time of your use. If you use additional services on the site(s), you may be required to accept an additional element of the terms as a condition of using those additional services. You will be provided a link to the additional element of the terms in each such situation and any such additional element shall apply to your use of such additional services.
These terms apply regardless of your status during use of the site(s). The terms and related documents detail what how we treat any information, data, materials, media or other items that you provide to the site(s) (your “Content”). Please read this document carefully before adding any of your Content to the site(s)
Our license to your Content ends when you delete your Content, except for your Content that has been shared with others on the site(s) and has not been deleted by the other user(s) in question. Copies of your Content may persist for some time after you delete it due to caching, back-ups and other technical aspects of running the site(s).
You warrant that you have and continue to have all necessary rights, licenses, permission and consent to provide your Content to our site(s). You warrant that none of your Content, including but not limited to anything provided as Business Proposal contains any confidential information, and that all of your Content is non-confidential and publicly available. We may be required to inspect your Content on the site(s) to confirm compliance with the terms, which will not constitute monitoring of your Content.
3. Your use of the site
We reserve the right to withdraw or suspend access to our site without notice. We reserve the right to amend the services on the site and/or change the site without notice. We try to keep our services reliable, but we will not be responsible or liable if access to our site is not available at any time. Anything on our site may be incorrect or not updated. We are not obligated to update the site. Any of your Content on the site is submitted in accordance with the terms as part of your use of the site. You agree that all of your Content will comply with the terms. The site does not replace professional advice in any way.
AEA users may share links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that AEA Sites are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by AEA of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
If you choose to use the site on a mobile network, you will be charged your mobile operator’s fees for all mobile services, such as text messaging and data transfer.
You agree not to copy any part of the site in any way that violates the terms.
You agree that you are providing us with all rights necessary to contact third parties if you provide any contact information for that third party and you wish us to contact that third party regarding the site(s) or services available on the site.
4. Safe use of the site
- You will not place any unauthorized commercial Content on the site(s).
- You will not upload viruses, malicious code or attempt to attack or degrade the site(s) in any way.
- You will not access the site, solicit data or otherwise collect other users information in any automated fashion, including bots, spiders or scrapers.
- You will not encourage or help anyone else to do anything not permitted on the site(s).
- You will not use the site to do anything unlawful, defamatory, obscene, misleading, malicious or discriminatory.
- Your Content will not contain any sexually explicit or pornographic material. We do not review your Content or any other content posted to the site, but may in the case of a violation of these terms take any action, including removing any of your Content that we become aware of being in violation of the terms.
5. Data Protection/Privacy
6. Limitation of Liability
Everything on our site(s) is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy, unless there is a specific terms and conditions associated with the service that provides otherwise. In such cases, the specific terms and conditions will be provided to you. We are not liable for: all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or otherwise, as well as any liability for direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by you or any user in connection with our site(s) or in connection with the use, inability to use the site(s), ability to access your content, inability to access your content, accuracy of anything on the site(s), results of the use of our site(s) and/or any websites linked to it and/or anything posted on the site(s). Any actions we take relating to any violations of the terms. You replacing professional advice with a service provided on the site(s). Any service(s) you contract with from someone other than us. Any loss or damage of any kind, however it may arise and whether caused by tort including negligence, breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. Any claim that your content or someone else’s content infringes the intellectual property rights on any third party.
You should always take professional advice before using any service provided on the site(s). Any service that is exempt from this provision will be explicitly marked on the site(s) as such and have specific terms and conditions attached that you can view before contracting for such service.
7. General Award Terms
You agree that we are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site(s), and in what appears on it. You will not sell anything on the site(s) copy or modify anything on the site without our permission. If any provision of the terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable then the remainder of the terms shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that these terms and any documents referred to in the terms are the entire agreement between us.
By submitting your application or linking/attaching your personal data or business plan, you are certifying that:
- You have provided true, complete, accurate information in your application and related documents, and you have represented yourself, your research and your accomplishments in a manner consistent with the norms of the relevant field.
- If you are the applicant, you have ensured that others listed on the application have agreed to be included in the application
- If you are a co-applicant, you agree that the applicant will administer the award on behalf of the group in case of winning
- You are eligible to apply for the AEA:
- You are a citizen of an African country
- Your proposal has an impact in one of this year’s categories
- Your proposal has a positive impact on overall quality of life in Africa
- Your proposal has a technology component
- You consent to allow the AEA to share your application with the AEA’s trusted partners and jury members
By submitting your application or linking/attaching your personal data or business plan, you are also confirming that, during tenure of the award, you will comply with the terms and conditions of the award. You understand that the AEA will be sharing your application with its trusted members and partners for scoring purposes. If you do not respect the AEA terms hereby, the award management reserves the right to close your account and to disqualify you from the award at any time.
In order for your business idea to be accepted into the award and benefit from the mentoring experience, you, the entrepreneur should fill in and submit the business proposal in a timely and comprehensive manner. Any submissions of a business proposal outside of the website’s platform will not be accepted as a participating proposal in the award.
Participants that fit the criteria of the award detailed under section VII, shall receive feedback from the AEA’s mentors on the platform on which the business proposals were submitted. The quality and quantity of feedback is at the mentor’s discretion. The AEA institution is therefore not liable for the quality and quantity of feedback that the mentor provides.
In the instance where you would be in a position to accept an award or mentoring by the AEA or affiliated groups, you also agree to respect all the policies of the AEA institution.