terms and conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Welcome to Folakemi.blog, a blog operated and administered by Folakemi Emem-Akpan.

Whether you are accessing the blog as a guest or as a registered user, you will have access to short stories and other articles on writing authored by Folakemi Emem-Akpan.

The following terms and conditions in this legal document govern your use of the blog, and you accept that your now and continued use of the blog shall be taken as your consent to follow and be legally bound by these terms. Please desist from using this blog if you do not agree with these terms.

Reviews

You accept that we may, at our discretion, review or modify these terms and conditions at any time, without any prior notice to any user. Review may be in the form of adding new terms, deleting previous terms, or modifying a particular term(s).

Your continued use of Folakemi.blog after any modification shall be taken as your consent to follow and be legally bound by the terms and conditions as changed.

About Folakemi Emem-Akpan

Folakemi Emem-Akpan has degrees in Economics and Primary Education, used to be a financial journalist, and currently works an entrepreneur, but her first love has always been writing and reading.

Her first book, Touch My Pain, was published in 2004. Her short story, The Deceivers, was one of the winning entries in the 2006 edition of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) short story award. 

The Deceivers, same as above, has also been published by Oxford University Press as an adapted version in a collection of short stories in the Oxford Bookworms Library in 2011. The collection is titled Songs from the Soul: Stories from around the world.

Several of her other stories have also won prizes. In 2019, she published three new books – Unravelled, These Issues, and Children of the Light: Short stories for the Christian child.

She loves to pass across timely messages in captivating fiction, and cannot function without her laptop and her coffee. She is a Christian, and treasures her walk with God above all else.

User accounts

You are not required to complete an account registration process or provide any email or means of identification in order to be able to use this blog.

Where you voluntarily provide any detail, you are certifying that all such provided information is correct, complete and not in any way misleading.  We will not be answerable or accountable for any loss that you may suffer as a result of providing false information, and we may terminate your access to the blog where we discover you to have provided false information.

Acceptable use of Folakemi.blog

This blog, its contents and provided services are intended for personal and non-commercial use only. You are only permitted to read the content, and no right, title or interest in the material/content shall be deemed to have been transferred to you as a result of reading, copying or downloading such content. All rights, titles, and interests in the materials and content remain exclusively with Folakemi Emem-Akpan.

You accept that you will not exhibit, amend, transfer, distribute, publish, duplicate, create derivative works from, exploit or sell in any way, in part or in full, any of the content, the blog or any related software.

You accept that the blog is not designed for and will not instruct users how to live their lives. Rather, it was created to inspire, motivate and challenge individuals to advance in their personal and spiritual lives. 

To continue to gain access to the blog, you agree that you will not violate or attempt to violate the security of Folakemi.blog; and or use or attempt to use any procedure, software, or device to disrupt the proper working of Folakemi.blog.

Copyright and intellectual property

If we haven’t explicitly so stated, you accept that all the materials found on the blog, which without limitation includes written content, pictures, graphics, icons, and video clips, are trademarked, copyrighted, controlled or licensed by Folakemi.blog, or by third parties who have licensed such materials to Folakemi.blog.

These materials under the full protection of Nigerian and international copyright laws.

Folakemi.blog, the website, service names, page headers, button icons,  logos, and scripts included in or found on Folakemi.blog are trademarks or trade dress of Folakemi Emem-Akpan in Nigeria and other countries.  

Content submission

To facilitate great interaction, this blog allows users to submit and share comments, questions, reviews, suggestions, feedback, submissions, and other content.

As a user, your choice to upload any content to the blog means that you are granting Folakemi Emem-Akpan and Folakemi.blog an unlimited, universal, irrevocable, royalty-free, continuous, and nonexclusive license to use such content in any way, including the duplication, adaptation, issuance, editing, conversion, distribution, performance, display, and the creation of derivative works from such content. You accept that we may use the content in any medium or media, and in any manner or form now known to man or that may be developed in the future.

You are advised not to submit content that you do not wish to license to us or that you want to keep private. We are not in any way obligated to keep the confidentiality of your user content, and are not under any obligation to respond to your user content or pay for it.

Submitting content to the blog shall be taken as your representation to being the sole author and proprietor of the content, and that the use of any content you supply will not breach any condition of these terms and conditions and will not cause harm to any individual or entity.  

Other rules for content submission

As a user, you may not submit/upload content that is misleading, erroneous, or incorrect.

You may not submit/upload content that infringes on the rights of others, including publicity or privacy rights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and copyrights.

You may not submit/upload content that violates any international, federal, state, or local law.

 You may not submit/upload content that is illegal, explicit, pejorative, slanderous, threatening, harassing, unmannerly, embarrassing, or hateful, to any other person or entity as determined by Folakemi.blog in its sole discretion.

You may not submit/upload content that contains spam links, chain letters or pyramid schemes.

You may not submit/upload content that impersonates another person or entity, business, including Folakemi.blog, its related entities, agents and employees.

You may not submit/upload content that is of a marketing nature or that is a direct solicitation of other people’s businesses.

You may not submit/upload content that contains viruses or other harmful computer code.

You accept full responsibility for all user content that you make available to the website and agree to indemnify Folakemi.blog and its affiliates for all claims resulting from any content submitted by you.

While we have the right, we are not in any way obligated to monitor the content of the blog and of user comments in order to determine if they are compliant with these terms and conditions. We may also exercise our right, in our sole discretion, to modify, move, or delete any content posted on Folakemi.blog for any reason, including violation of these terms, whether for legal or other reasons.  

Third party links

There may be instances where we provide links to third party websites and resources on the website. Where we do, you are not to take our provision of such links as our endorsement, recommendation, or sponsorship, of such blogs, their content, services, or products. 

We will not be answerable for the content of any linked website or resource, and your use of a third-party website linked from Folakemi.blog is done at your own risk. You must remember that third parties usually have terms and policies of use that are different from ours.

We, however, advise that you read the policies of such linked websites and make sure you are in agreement with them before you use such websites.

Other conditions for using the blog

When you use our blog in any way, you are representing that you will abide by these other conditions:

You may not communicate or try to transfer any viruses, worms, Trojans, or any other code of an injurious nature to and through the blog.

You are not permitted to violate or overstep other people’s rights in your use of the blog.

You are not permitted to circumvent or break any laws of Nigeria or any jurisdictional law in your use of the blog.

You may not, under any circumstances, try to disrupt the security of the blog, and the security of all networks and devices connected with and associated with the blog.

You may not use the medium of the blog to disseminate junk mails to other users of the blog.

Do not use the blog as a means of spreading content that encourages racist and/or criminal offenses.

You may not reverse engineer or copy any portion of the blog, or in any way attempt to access our underlying ideas, algorithms, and access source codes.

You may not impose an unreasonable level of load on our infrastructure in any manner.

Do not promote or advertise other websites, blogs, businesses, or services through this blog, except you have our permission to do so.

Do not interfere with or inhibit any other user’s use of the blog.

You do not have our permission to upload information that you do not own the rights to, and are not permitted to post or upload any content whose Intellectual Property Rights belong to a third party.

You are not allowed to post or upload any content that is deemed by us, using our discretion only, to be sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, threatening, libellous, abusive, obscene, or racist.

You are not allowed to post or upload any content that is deemed by us, using our discretion only, to be religiously- or politically-inflammatory.

We have the right, and will not hesitate to exercise such a right, to immediately terminate your access to our blog if we find you to be in breach of any of these terms.

DISCLAIMER/ LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS BLOG IS PROVIDED BY FOLAKEMI EMEM-AKPAN ON AN “AS AVAILABLE”  AND “AS IS” BASIS, AND WE ARE NOT IN ANY WAY GIVING ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER DIRECTLY OR IMPLICITLY, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE BLOG, OR OF THE CONTENT, MATERIALS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE BLOG.

WE DISCLAIM ALL TYPES OF WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SUITABILITY, OR MERCHANTABILITY) TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY RELEVANT LAW.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL FOLAKEMI.BLOG BEAR LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, HURT OR DAMAGE (WHETHER DIRECT, SECONDARY, RELATED, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PENAL) ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS BLOG OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE BLOG.

THIS IS A COMPLETE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLICABLE TO ALL LOSSES, HURTS AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHETHER IN NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY NOTIFIED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU IN THE EVENT THAT CERTAIN APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE.

Indemnity

You hereby agree to underwrite and indemnify Folakemi.blog innocent against any and all kinds of claims, fees and expenses, including but not limited to accounting fees and litigation costs, and damages that may occur as it relates to your use of the blog, your violation of these terms and conditions, or any other contrary event caused by you.

Invalid provisions

If any condition of these terms and conditions is adjudged by a competent Nigerian court to be invalid, we will modify the specific provisions to reflect our original intention while all residual provisions of these terms and conditions shall remain in effect and full force.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are construed in accordance with the laws of Nigeria and shall be so governed. You are hereby accepting to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of its courts.