These terms and conditions, as amended from time to time, ("these terms") apply to your use of our website, www.247interns.com ("the site"). You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference. All policies, procedures and guidelines that appear on the site from time to time ("the policies") are deemed to be incorporated into these terms. "You/your" means you, the user of the site.
www.247interns.com is a site operated by 247 Interns ("we/our/us"). We are registered in Nigeria under company number BN 2445693 and our registered office is at 34, Yakubu Street, Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos.
1. Use of the site
1.1 By using the site you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the site (which includes registration). If you do not agree to be legally bound by these terms then you are not authorised to use the site and should not do so.
1.2 The site is only intended for use by persons resident in Africa and should not be used by individuals or businesses outside Africa.
1.3 By using the site, you warrant that:
(a) you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts;
(b) you are at least 18 years old;
(c) you are resident in Africa; and
(d) you are accessing the site from the Africa.
1.4 Access to the site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us. Please note that there will be no refund of any fee (nor will we have any other liability to you) for withdrawal, modification or unavailability of any service, except as provided in clause 2.7(g) below.
1.5 If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms. For security or other reasons, we may require you to change your password or other information which facilitates access to our services.
1.6 When using the site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy which forms part of these terms.
1.7 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the site. You must also ensure that the email address we hold for you is current and that you have full and consistent access to it. If you change your email address you must register your new email address promptly within your account section.
1.8 You may not permit any other person to use your password or log in details or otherwise access your account on the site and you are solely responsible for any acts or omissions of any person using the site on this basis. You may not use more than one account on the site without our written permission.
1.9 We aim to update the site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the site, or close it indefinitely.
2. How we work
2.1 The site is intended to be used by those seeking Work Opportunities ("Candidates") or looking to recruit candidates ("Employers"). We offer information and services strictly in accordance with these terms.
2.2 We provide information to Candidates seeking Work Opportunities including access to our job board and internal opportunity matching facility, newsletters and alert services. There is no charge for access as a Candidate and basic site access will remain free for registered Candidate users (unless a service offered specifically states otherwise).
2.3 Candidates specifically acknowledge and agree to the following:
(a) you will only forward your profile to an Employer via the site and will not contact any Employer directly or indirectly by any other means;
(b) you will provide us with any information reasonably requested by us or an Employer in connection with your profile;
(c) your engagement or employment by an Employer will be subject to such terms as may be agreed between you and the Employer and you must comply with all such terms. Although we encourage Employers to put written contracts in place with Candidates we accept no liability in relation to any such contract or any Employer’s failure to enter into such a contract. Furthermore we shall have no liability if an Employer, having made a verbal or written offer to you, then fails to employ or engage you in accordance with such offer;
(d) you will not represent yourself as an employee or agent of us or an Employer unless this is specifically agreed between you and an Employer in writing;
(e) if you have any questions about any job offer you receive from an Employer you should seek independent legal advice;
(f) you must opt-in (using the relevant link on the site) for consideration on any opportunity which you are eligible to apply for and we may from time to time call or e-mail you with details of opportunities which you might wish to apply for. You can also opt-in to receive various e-mail newsletters or alerts from time with useful information about opportunities which you can opt-out of at any time;
(g) ID service matches your requirements with requests advertised on the site. For Candidates who subscribe to this service you receive an e-mail or alert on your dashboard detailing opportunities that we believe you may be interested in. Your requirements are defined by all your details on our database from your online profile and/or CV. You can change your details at any time or unsubscribe at any time; and
(h) we or any Employer may request or make a background check that covers your academic qualifications, professional history, and/or references.
2.4 We provide services to Employers seeking Candidates (“Employer Services”) including a candidate matching facility, access to our candidate database, job posting, candidate marketing and advertising services and our 247 interns newsletters. As an Employer, you will be charged a fee or subscription for the Employer Services which we provide to you. All subscriptions and fees paid for Employer Services are non-refundable unless specifically agreed by us in writing in advance of payment.
2.5 Employer Services are subject to a fair usage limit in respect of job postings, profile or CV downloads. For the purposes of the fair usage limit, the following will apply unless agreed by us in writing in advance:-
(a) no more than 60 CV or profile may be printed, saved or downloaded from our website by any Employer Account per day
(b) no more than 10 opportunities may be posting per month.
(c) any CV or profile information must be used solely for recruitment purposes by authorised users of the Employer Account (i.e. it is not permitted to use the site for any purpose other marketing or to recruit for third parties).
(d) it is expressly forbidden for any account to use any software, script, or automated program to search for and download information on our site.
2.6 We reserve the right to suspend or automatically terminate, without liability or notice, any account in breach, or suspected to be in breach, of this clause 2.5, or our terms and conditions.
2.7 Employers specifically acknowledge and agree to the following:
(a) When making a request for the provision of a Candidate to perform certain services ("Opportunity"), an Employer will, using the processes outlined on the site, give us details of:
(i) the date on which the Employer requires the Opportunity to commence and the duration, or likely duration, of the Opportunity;
(ii) a description of the relevant Opportunity, including the type of work the Candidate would be required to do, the location at which, and the hours during which, a Candidate would be required to work, and any risk to health or safety known to the Employer and what steps the Employer has taken to prevent or control such risks;
(iii) the experience, training, qualifications and any authorisation which the Employer considers are necessary, or which are required by law, or by any professional body, for a Candidate to possess in order to take up the Opportunity;
(iv) any expenses, fees or other benefits payable by or to the Candidate; and
(v) the terms of the agreement (if any) or where applicable, the length of notice which a Candidate would be required to give, and entitled to receive, to terminate the Opportunity.
(b) It is not permitted to use the site in relation to any Opportunity involving work with Vulnerable Persons. "Vulnerable Person" means any person who by reason of age, infirmity, illness, disability or any other circumstance is in need of care or attention, and includes any person under the age of eighteen.
(c) The price of any Employer Services will be as quoted on the site from time to time, except in cases of obvious error, and may be charged as a one off fee or on a rolling subscription basis. These prices exclude VAT unless otherwise stated. Our fees and services may vary in the future and you will be notified by email of any material change which relates to Employer Services provided to you. If you continue to use the Site after any such notification you will be deemed to have accepted such variation.
(d) Payment for all Employer Services must be made in advance or in accordance with the payment instructions set out on the site or writing by us from time to time.
(e) Subscriptions will be renewed and invoiced automatically unless cancelled before the renewal date. If you do not wish to proceed with automatic renewal of your subscription you can notify us by cancelling your subscription using the instructions provided on site or by emailing us at email@example.com – provided you do this before the renewal time referred to in your account.
(f) Discounted subscriptions will be renewed automatically at the regular subscription rate at the end of the discount period. Subscriptions that begin with a free trial will be renewed automatically at the regular subscription rate at the end of the free trial period. We reserve the right to cancel auto-renewal for Employers in our sole discretion. A subscription may lapse due to our inability to take payment using your selected payment method – such as if you change credit/debit card. In that event we will notify you by email and your subscription will only be renewed when we receive payment from you by another means.
(g) Subscription fees will not be rebated or refunded by us unless the relevant Employer Service is completely withdrawn from you other than in situations where you are in breach of these terms. In that event, the portion of fees that relates to the period from the date of withdrawal of the service through to the end of your then current subscription will be refunded.
(h) We may add new or ancillary services from time to time which require the payment of fees - either to us or a nominated third party - on terms which will be provided to you at the time.
(i) Employers must comply with our Work Standard Policy in order to be eligible to use certain Employer Services.
(j) All Employers are obliged to comply with relevant employment legislation in relation to any offers made to Candidates or opportunities posted via the site which includes (but is not limited to) compliance with National Minimum Wage Legislation. We may, in our complete discretion, remove any position or certain Employer services from any Employer who does not comply with these standards without refund, in accordance with this policy.
3. We do not accept liability as an employer of any Candidate. The nature of any opportunity/working/employment relationship will be governed and determined exclusively by any agreement between Candidates and Employers and is entirely separate from the services provided by us. Any Employer who agrees to use the site or our services warrants that we will not have any responsibility or liability in relation to the terms and conditions of the employment or contracting arrangement with any Candidate. Employers acknowledge that the nature and frequency of any work performed by any Candidate on their behalf could result in the Candidate being classified as an employee of the Employer. If Candidates or Employers have any questions about their legal rights and duties, they should seek independent legal advice. To the extent that Employers receive any contact or personal information regarding any Candidates, such information must be used in compliance with applicable laws and for no other purpose whatsoever. We accept no liability in relation to the use or storage of personal data by any Employer.
3.1 We have no involvement in the relationship between Candidates and Employers and hence shall have no responsibility in relation to resolving any disputes between Candidates and/or Employers related to or arising out of their use of the site.
4.1 When you (being an Employer) make a payment to us (whether for a stand-alone Employer Service or a subscription) you place an order for such service with us and we immediately commence the delivery of services to you through the site. As a result you have no right to cancel your order for services once payment has been made by you to us and you have no right to any refund of such payment unless agreed in writing by us in advance other than as set out in these terms.
4.2 This provision does not affect your statutory rights.
Services are delivered via electronic media and in accordance with the information contained on the site from time to time.
6. Information and instructions
6.1 We provide services only on the basis that you give us all proper and necessary instructions, information and authority to enable us to undertake lawfully and effectively deliver the service ordered and you indemnify us accordingly. You warrant that that all information you provide to us about yourself or your organisation is full, accurate and current. The site contains full details of all information required from you.
6.2 We reserve the right to collect feedback regarding your performance and to post example of positive feedback on the site at our discretion. You may not take any actions that may undermine the integrity of the feedback system.
6.3 Our services are provided solely to you and shall not be used or relied upon by any third party.
7. Our liability
7.1 Except in respect of claims for death or personal injury resulting from negligence or as otherwise prohibited by law, our liability for loss or damage howsoever arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of our services under these terms shall not exceed the sums paid by you to us under terms during the twelve month period prior to the date when liability arises, regardless of the cause or form of action.
7.2 Save as precluded by law we shall not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (and howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the site, our services, these terms, any inability to use the site services, or associated with access to any information obtained or messages received or transactions entered into or made possible through use of the site or in any way connected with the site.
8.1 In providing Employer Services and other services through the site we are acting as an information source and not as a recruitment agency or similar.
8.2 All information about Candidates and Employers which is available through the site is prepared and posted by the Candidates or Employers concerned and we cannot verify its truth or accuracy.
8.3 We give you no warranties or representations in respect of the information available through the site and accept no liability in relation to such information. We give you no warranty or assurance as to any other aspect of the site and all implied warranties and conditions are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
8.4 It is your responsibility to verify any information you access through the site and you use the site at your own risk.
8.5 We give you no warranty or assurance that the site, our services or our means of delivering them are compatible with your software or computer configuration. We may change part or all of any service at our discretion.
8.6 You acknowledge that we are not and cannot be responsible for the conduct or behaviour of individuals or organisations who use the site – whether on the site or outside of it. We have no control over the quality, safety or legality of any opportunity entered into as a consequence of using this site, the ability of any Candidate to provide work to the Employer’s satisfaction, or the quality, quantity or nature of work opportunities likely to be offered on the site.
9. Written communications
9.1 Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using the site, you accept that communication with us will be electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.
9.2 All notices given by you to us must be given to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will give notice to you at the e-mail address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified in clause 9.1 above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website or 24 hours after an e-mail is sent. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
10. Intellectual property rights
10.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the site and in the material published on it, other than material which is contributed to the site by its users. Our rights in our material are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
10.2 You may download and print off extracts of any page(s) from the site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on the site. You may not otherwise copy, distribute, show in public or create any derivative work from the site or any of the material which is found on the site unless properly licensed to do so by (a) us and (b) where material contributed by one or more users of the site is concerned, by the user(s) in question. Our status as the authors of our material on the site must always be acknowledged.
10.4 You agree that submission of any information, feedback, content, data or other materials ("Materials") is at your own risk, and that none of us, our affiliates, any Employers or Candidates has any obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Materials.
10.5 By submitting any Materials to the site you:
(a) are representing that you are fully entitled to do so;
(b) grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-terminable licence to copy, modify, distribute, show in public and create derivative works from such Materials solely in the course of its processing and display it on and through the site in accordance with these terms; and
(c) authorise us to adapt the relevant Material in the course of doing so, and so waive your moral rights to object to any derogatory treatment or to be identified as the author of the material in question.
10.6 If you are an Employer, if you create any tests, specifications, criteria lists or other programs for use on the site to evaluate or otherwise select Candidates they will be considered Materials for purposes of this Agreement and may be used and/or referenced by us or other Employers and Candidates pursuant to the license granted above.
10.7 You accept full liability for any breach by you of this clause 10.
11. Uploading Material to the site
11.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload Material to the site, or to make contact with other users of the site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
11.2 Any Material you upload to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
11.3 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any Materials posted by you or any other user of the site.
11.4 We have the right to remove any Material or posting you make on the site if, in our opinion, such Material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
12. Viruses, hacking and other offences
12.1 You must not misuse the site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site, the server on which the site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the site. You must not attack the site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
12.2 By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the site will cease immediately.
12.3 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
13. Linking to the site
13.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
13.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
13.3 The site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
14. Links from the site
Where the site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
15. Information about you and your visits to the site
15.2 he site, and any information or other data acquired from your use of the site, is intended to be used only for the purposes described on the site from time to time. Accordingly you must not:-
(a) include an email address, postal address, phone number, the address of any website or any other information which is intended to facilitate direct communication in material which is posted on the site. This information can be shared, if wished, once direct contact has been made;
(b) place material on, or otherwise use, the site for any business, advertising or commercial purpose other than as permitted by us from time to time; or
(c) use your access to the site or information gathered from it for the sending of unsolicited bulk email (spam), harassment, invasion of privacy or otherwise objectionable conduct.
16. Additional services
We may offer new or additional services through the site from time to time. Your use of those services may be subject to additional terms and conditions, fees or rules of use which you must comply with.
18. Customer services and publicity
18.1 We are keen to receive feedback from our users and queries should be sent using the feedback link on the right. We will be responsible for and will have sole discretion regarding all customer service issues relating to use of the site and its features. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
18.2 We welcome press and media enquiries which should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Users may generally publicise their use of the site, however they may not issue any press release with respect to us or the site, without our express prior written consent.
18.3 All users consent to the use of their information in press, promotional activities, and case studies for our company.
19.1 We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity, content and Materials associated with the site. We may investigate any reported violation of these terms or complaints and take any action that we deem appropriate including (but not limited to) (a) suspending or terminating your access to our services and/or (b) removing or requiring you to remove, material posted on the site, if you or Material appears to us, or to a complainant, to be in breach of any provision of these terms. Any person whose access has been suspended or terminated must not re-register for, or re-access, any of our services without our prior consent. You are responsible for everything which is done on or through the site while your account is logged on to the site, or through your email address(es). In addition, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to our services if you are abusive, discriminatory or threatening to any person through the site or services.
19.2 We have the right to suspend or terminate any account immediately without liability if, in our opinion and in our absolute discretion, we believe that:
(a) the account is being used without our prior permission for marketing, advertising, or other services, which are unrelated to the hiring or recruitment;
(b) the account is being used in an inappropriate, unsafe, or illegal manner;
(c) the account contains incomplete, misleading or inaccurate information about the user or opportunity being advertised;
(d) where appropriate, the account falls into arrears or payment has not been made for chargeable services;
(e) the account is being used by or for a third party without our express written permission;
You agree to indemnify us against all liabilities, claims and expenses that may arise from any breach of these terms by you or through a machine on which you access the site.
You may (subject to any additional terms agreed in relation to any Employer Services) at any time elect to stop using the site provided that, in discontinuing any site activities, you must use our standard functionality and must abide by all applicable policies. No fees or subscriptions will be refunded in the event of termination by you in accordance with this clause. We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your use of the site at any time without notice to you.
22.1 You may not assign, sub-licence or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these terms.
22.2 If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid by any court the invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms which shall remain in full force and effect.
22.3 A person who is not a party to these terms shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) to enforce any of these terms.
22.4 We have the right to revise and amend these terms from time to time and you will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you order services from us. We will notify you by email of any material change in these terms and, if you continue to use the site after any such notification, you will be deemed to have accepted such change.
22.5 These terms do not create an association, joint venture, partnership or franchise, employer/employee relationship between us and any Intern or us and any Employer.
23. Law and jurisdiction
These terms and the site are governed by Nigerian law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, these terms or the site shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Nigerian courts although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.