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Terms of Use

Terms of Use
This page states the Terms of Use ("Terms") under which you (“You”) may use the West Africa Cooks Sites and the West Africa Cooks Services (each as defined below).
These Terms constitute a binding agreement between You and West Africa Cooks or the West Africa Cooks company operating the Web site for the country in which You live or in which business is headquartered (“West Africa Cooks”), and are deemed accepted by You each time that You use or access any West Africa Cooks Site or West Africa Cooks Services. If You do not accept the Terms stated here, do not use the West Africa Cooks Sites and the West Africa Cooks Services. The West Africa Cooks Sites are defined as any Web sites under West Africa Cooks’ control, whether partial or otherwise (including, without limitation, West Africa Cooks.com and the Web site from which these terms of use were accessed from).
The West Africa Cooks Sites include a variety of features and services, including an on-line service to post and search employment opportunities (“West Africa Cooks Services”). The West Africa Cooks Sites also include on-line communities designed to facilitate valuable professional and personal networking among users of the West Africa Cooks Sites (“Users”) based on common experiences and interests (“West Africa Cooks Communities”). The West Africa Cooks Sites also allow Users to create individual profiles, which may include personal information (”Profiles”), and to make these Profiles, or aspects thereof, public.
West Africa Cooks may revise these Terms at any time by posting an updated version to this Web page. You should visit this page periodically to review the most current Terms because they are binding on You.
Users who violate these Terms may have their access and use of the West Africa Cooks Sites suspended or terminated, at West Africa Cooks’ discretion.
You must be 16 years of age or older to visit or use any West Africa Cooks Site in any manner, and, if under the age of 18 or the age of majority as that is defined in Your jurisdiction, must use any West Africa Cooks Site under the supervision of a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult.
1. Use of West Africa Cooks Content.
West Africa Cooks authorizes You, subject to these Terms, to access and use the West Africa Cooks Sites and the West Africa Cooks Content (as defined below) and to download and print the content available on or from the West Africa Cooks Sites solely for Your personal, non-commercial use. The contents of the West Africa Cooks Sites, such as designs, text, graphics, images, video, information, logos, button icons, software, audio files and other West Africa Cooks content (collectively, "West Africa Cooks Content"), are protected under copyright, trademark and other laws. All West Africa Cooks Content is the property of West Africa Cooks or its licensors. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on the West Africa Cooks Sites is the exclusive property of West Africa Cooks and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws. Unauthorized use of the West Africa Cooks Content may violate these laws and/or applicable communications regulations and statutes, and is strictly prohibited. You must preserve all copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original West Africa Cooks Content on any authorized copy You make of the West Africa Cooks Content
Any code that West Africa Cooks creates to generate or display any West Africa Cooks Content or the pages making up any West Africa Cooks Site is also protected by West Africa Cooks' copyright and You may not copy or adapt such code subject to applicable law.
You may not use any of the West Africa Cooks Content on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment (including, without limitation, by uploading or republishing West Africa Cooks Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporating the West Africa Cooks Content in any other database or compilation for any purpose). Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause.
2. Use of the West Africa Cooks Services.
.All West Africa Cooks Users agree to not:
(a) transmit, post, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation West Africa Cooks Content, in violation of any applicable law or regulation, including but not limited to laws or regulations governing the collection, processing, or transfer of personal information, or in breach of West Africa Cooks’ privacy policy;
(b) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on any West Africa Cooks Site's infrastructure;
(c) use any device to navigate or search any West Africa Cooks Site other than the tools available on the Site, generally available third party web browsers, or other tools approved by West Africa Cooks;
(d) use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods;
(e) violate or attempt to violate the security of any West Africa Cooks Site including attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
(f) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting;
(g) reverse engineer or decompile any parts of any West Africa Cooks Site;
(h) aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the West Africa Cooks Content or information available from any West Africa Cooks Site, including expired job postings, other than as permitted by these Terms;
(i) frame or link to any West Africa Cooks Content or information available from any West Africa Cooks Site, unless permitted by these Terms;
(j) post any content or material that promotes or endorses false or misleading information or illegal activities, or endorses or provides instructional information about illegal activities or other activities prohibited by these Terms, such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, providing or creating computer viruses or pirating media;
(k) post any RECIPES or apply for any job on behalf of another party;
(l) defer any contact from an employer to any agent, agency, or other third party;
(m) set more than one copy of the same RECIPES to public at any one time;
(n) share with a third party any login credentials to any West Africa Cooks Site;
(o) access data not intended for You or logging into a server or account which You are not authorized to access;
(p) post or submit to any West Africa Cooks Site any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not Your own;
(q) post content that contains restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images;
(r) solicit passwords or personally identifiable information from other Users;
(s) delete or alter any material posted by any other person or entity;
(t) harass, incite harassment or advocate harassment of any group, company, or individual;
(u) send unsolicited mail or email, make unsolicited phone calls or send unsolicited faxes promoting and/or advertising products or services to any User, or contact any users that have specifically requested not to be contacted by You;
(v) attempt to interfere with service to any User, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to any West Africa Cooks Site, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing";
(w) promote or endorse an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such by as providing or making available pirated computer programs or links to them, providing or making available information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing or making available pirated music or other media or links to pirated music or other media files; or
(x) use the West Africa Cooks Services for any unlawful purpose or any illegal activity, or post or submit any content, RECIPES, or job posting that is defamatory, libelous, implicitly or explicitly offensive, vulgar, obscene, threatening, abusive, hateful, racist, discriminatory, of a menacing character or likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience, embarrassment, anxiety or could cause harassment to any person or include any links to pornographic, indecent or sexually explicit material of any kind, as determined by West Africa Cooks’ discretion; or-
(y) post any RECIPES which is not a genuine RECIPES and which attempts to advertise or promote products or services.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil and/or criminal liability. West Africa Cooks will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users who are involved in such violations.
3. User Content and Submissions.
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, advertisements, messages or other materials submitted, posted or displayed by You on or through a West Africa Cooks Site ("User Content") is the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content originated. West Africa Cooks claims no ownership or control over any User Content. You or a third party licensor, as appropriate, retain all patent, trademark and copyright to any User Content you submit, post or display on or through West Africa Cooks and you are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate. By submitting, posting or displaying User Content on or through West Africa Cooks, you grant West Africa Cooks a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, distribute and publish such User Content through West Africa Cooks. In addition, by submitting, posting or displaying User Content which is intended to be available to the general public, you grant West Africa Cooks a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, adapt, distribute and publish such User Content for the purpose of promoting West Africa Cooks and its services. West Africa Cooks will discontinue this licensed use within a commercially reasonable period after such User Content is removed from West Africa Cooks. West Africa Cooks reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any User Content in its sole discretion.
If You post User Content in any public area of any West Africa Cooks Site, You also permit any User to access, display, view, store and reproduce such User Content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such User Content placed on any West Africa Cooks Site retains any and all rights that may exist in such User Content. West Africa Cooks may review and remove any User Content that, in its sole judgment, violates these Terms, violates applicable laws, rules or regulations, is abusive, disruptive, offensive or illegal, or violates the rights of, or harms or threatens the safety of, Users of any West Africa Cooks Site. West Africa Cooks reserves the right to expel Users and prevent their further access to the West Africa Cooks Sites and/or use of West Africa Cooks Services for violating the Terms or applicable laws, rules or regulations. West Africa Cooks may take any action with respect to User Content that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes that such User Content could create liability for West Africa Cooks, damage West Africa Cooks’ brand or public image, or cause West Africa Cooks to lose Users or (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.
West Africa Cooks does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of User Content, derivative works from User Content, or any other communications posted by Users nor does West Africa Cooks endorse any opinions expressed by Users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other Users will be at Your own risk.
You may not include, in any User Content submitted to West Africa Cooks Communities, information that may be interpreted as a direct solicitation, advertisement or recruitment for an available job position directed to individuals seeking employment on either a full time or part time basis. In order to protect our West Africa Cooks Community Users from commercial advertising or solicitation, West Africa Cooks reserves the right to restrict the number of e-mails or other messages which a User may send to other Users to a number which West Africa Cooks deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
Candidate profiles derived from User Content may also be made available through the West Africa Cooks Sites. West Africa Cooks does not make any representations regarding the accuracy or validity of such derived works or their appropriateness for evaluation by employers. Derived profiles may differ significantly from User Content.
We appreciate hearing from our Users and welcome Your comments regarding our services and the West Africa Cooks Sites. Please be advised, however, that our policy does not permit us to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, inventions or materials other than those which we have specifically requested. While we do value Your feedback on our services, please be specific in Your comments regarding our services and do not submit creative ideas, inventions, suggestions, or materials. If, despite our request, You send us creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts, inventions, or other information (collectively the "Submission"), the Submission shall be the property of West Africa Cooks or in the alternative, where West Africa Cooks cannot exclusively own all rights in the Submission, You hereby grant West Africa Cooks a royalty free irrevocable and perpetual license to use the Submission and West Africa Cooks shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to You or any other person. None of the Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission.
4. Disclaimer of Warranty
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW, WEST AFRICA COOKS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY WEST AFRICA COOKS SITE OR ANY WEST AFRICA COOKS SERVICES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY WEST AFRICA COOKS SITE AND ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF ANY WEST AFRICA COOKS SITE OR THE WEST AFRICA COOKS CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA OR ANY OTHER COSTS, WEST AFRICA COOKS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. THE WEST AFRICA COOKS SITES AND WEST AFRICA COOKS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WEST AFRICA COOKS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WEST AFRICA COOKS MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE WEST AFRICA COOKS CONTENT, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.
5. Disclaimer of Consequential Damages.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WEST AFRICA COOKS, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON ANY WEST AFRICA COOKS SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA, LOST EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY WEST AFRICA COOKS SITE AND THE WEST AFRICA COOKS CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WEST AFRICA COOKS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
6. Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW, WEST AFRICA COOKS'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY WEST AFRICA COOKS SITE OR YOUR USE OF THE WEST AFRICA COOKS CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED $100.
7. Links to Other Sites.
The West Africa Cooks Sites contain links to third party Web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and not as an endorsement by West Africa Cooks of the contents on such third-party Web sites. West Africa Cooks is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party Web sites. If You decide to access linked third-party Web sites, You do so at Your own risk.
8. No Resale or Unauthorized Commercial Use.
You agree not to resell or assign Your rights or obligations under these Terms. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of any West Africa Cooks Site.
9. Indemnity.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless West Africa Cooks, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from (i) any User Content or other material You provide to any West Africa Cooks Site, (ii) Your use of any West Africa Cooks Content, or (iii) Your breach of these Terms. West Africa Cooks shall provide notice to You promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding.
10. General.
West Africa Cooks makes no claims or representations that the West Africa Cooks Content may be lawfully viewed or accessed outside of the United Kingdom. Access to the West Africa Cooks Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access any West Africa Cooks Site You do so at Your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of Your jurisdiction. Any software downloaded from any West Africa Cooks Site is further subject to United States export control laws, and may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods or (ii) to any individual or entity on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using such software, You represent and warrant that You are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country, individual, or entity on any such list.
These Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall lie exclusively with the English courts. If any provision of these Terms are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. In addition, West Africa Cooks’ failure to enforce any term of these Terms shall not be deemed as a waiver of such term or otherwise affect West Africa Cooks’ ability to enforce such term at any point in the future. Except as expressly provided in an additional agreement, additional Terms for certain areas of the West Africa Cooks Sites including the West Africa Cooks Privacy Policy (found at http://www.westafricacooks.com/africa/privacy-policy/), software license or material on particular pages on the West Africa Cooks Sites, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between You and West Africa Cooks with respect to the use of the West Africa Cooks Sites. No changes to these Terms shall be made except by a revised posting on this page.
11. Additional Terms.
Certain areas of the West Africa Cooks Sites are subject to additional Terms. By using such areas, or any part thereof, You agree to be bound by the additional Terms applicable to such areas. By using any areas of this website or the other West Africa Cooks Sites that contain Google Maps, you agree to be bound by the Google Maps Terms of Use available at http://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html and the legal notices available at http://www.maps.google.com/help/legalnotices_maps.html as they may be updated from time to time.
©GfK GeoMarketing Geographic Information provided by GfK GeoMarketing GfK. GeoMarketing provides the geographic and mapping information of postal codes of Western Europe and Canada to create the location finder of the nearest job and for the visualization of maps. The maps and geographic information is copyright protected and can be used only within the internet application and the functionalities provided by West Africa Cooks. Any other use or publication of the geographic information and maps is not allowed.
©Maponics, LLC 2008 Geographic Information provided by Maponics, LLC. Maponics provides the geographic and mapping information of postal codes of the United States. This information is copyright protected and can be used only within the internet application and the functionalities provided by West Africa Cooks. Any other use or publication of the geographic information and maps is not allowed.
12. Term and Termination
These Terms will remain in full force and effect while You are a User of any West Africa Cooks Site. West Africa Cooks reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pursue all of its legal remedies, including but not limited to removal of Your User Content from the West Africa Cooks Sites and immediate termination of Your registration with or ability to access the West Africa Cooks Sites and/or any other services provided to You by West Africa Cooks, upon any breach by You of these Terms or if West Africa Cooks is unable to verify or authenticate any information You submit to a West Africa Cooks Site registration. Even after You are no longer a User of the West Africa Cooks Sites, certain provisions of these Terms will remain in effect, including Sections 1, 2, 5, 7 through 16, inclusive
Update effective May 2016