TERMS & CONDITIONS
Obami is a social learning platform that enables all members of an organisation's learning community to connect, create, share and learn.
Obami reserves the right to update and change the Terms and Conditions from time to time, without notice. Any new features added to the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms and Conditions. Continued use of the Service after any such changes have been made shall constitute your consent to such changes. Whilst significant changes to the Terms and Conditions will be announced by Obami, it is your responsibility to review this document on a regular basis in order to keep up with any alterations made to the Service.
You must be a human and affiliated with a registered association. Accounts registered by 'bots' or other automated methods are not permitted.
Only people who have been invited by Obami or registered school administrators are allowed to sign up to Obami and make use of its services.
Your profile picture must not impersonate any other person and must not be protected by trademark or proprietary rights laws. They must not be offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Obami cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
You are responsible for all content posted and activity that occurs under your account, including all content that is posted by others who may be commenting on your content or sharing your pages. You are representing your organization and should adhere to internal codes of conduct when using the platform.
You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. You must not violate any laws in your jurisdiction, including but not limited to copyright laws.
Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your account.
While Obami prohibits such conduct and content on the Service, you understand and agree that Obami cannot be responsible for the content posted on the Service and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials. You agree to use the Service at your own risk.
COPYRIGHT AND CONTENT OWNERSHIP
Members agree that they may not upload content of which they do not have permission to do so, including but not exclusive to, images and text in breach of any copyright or intellectual property laws.
We claim no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours. However, by setting your pages to be shared publicly, or amongst pre-defined groups or contacts, you hereby agree to allow anyone to view and share that content, and grant Obami a limited license to use, modify, display, reproduce, and distribute such content solely on and through the Obami site.
Obami does not pre-screen all content, but Obami and its designee have the right, but not the obligation, in their sole discretion, to refuse or remove any content that is provided by you and to edit, refuse to distribute or remove the same.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY
As part of the ongoing improvements and additions to the Service, Obami may share your profile and other account information with third party advertisers. Your personal details, such as name and email address, will not be passed on to third parties, unless you have given your express consent.
In the instance of you not wanting such information to be shared, you can edit your privacy preferences within the Notification section of your account.
In order to facilitate more targeted advertising and product/service offerings, Obami may also share collective, non-personally identifiable usage information with third parties.
Obami will send emails to you in order to keep you updated on activities occurring within your account, including but not limited to notifications of new messages, contact requests, comments, portal invitations, portal updates, event invitations, RSVPs, and assignments.
Email security is your own responsibility. Obami cannot be held responsible for any interference with your account caused by email hacking.
PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS
Purchased SMS credits will be billed in advance, are payable by Electronic Fund Transfer, and are non-refundable. All fees are quoted in South African Rands and are exclusive of all taxes, which are subject to SA tax laws.
MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES
Obami reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice.
Prices of all Services are subject to change upon 30 days notice from us.
Obami shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
TECHNICAL POLICY AND SUPPORT
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may be transferred unencrypted and involve
a) transmissions over various networks; and
b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
Obami does not warrant that
i) the Service will meet your specific requirements
ii) the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free
iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable
iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Service will meet your expectations
v) any errors in the Service will be corrected.
If your bandwidth usage significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage - as determined solely by Obami - of other Obami users, we reserve the right to immediately disable your account or throttle your file or image hosting until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.
Technical support is only available to registered subscribers and is accessible via the Feedback tab on the left hand side of your account when logged in, or via the Contact Obami page. We try to respond within 48 hours.
CANCELLATION AND TERMINATION
You can request that your account to be deactivated through your school administrator. A formal application for deleting an account can be made by contacting Obami.
Obami, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other Obami service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your account or your access to your account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all content within your account.
Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis.
You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service, Obami, or any other Obami service.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission of Obami.
Written, visual or any other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Obami member or Obami employee will result in immediate account termination.
You must not upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited email, SMSs, or 'spam' messages.
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
We may, but have no obligation to, remove content and accounts containing content that we deem in our sole discretion to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or that violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms and Conditions.
You expressly understand and agree that Obami shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, even if Obami has been advised of the possibility of such damages, resulting from:
i) the use or the inability to use the service
ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service
iii) unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data
iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service
v) termination of your account
vi) any other matter relating to the service
The failure of Obami to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Obami and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Obami, including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms and Conditions.
Obami reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to bring proceedings against any member that we deem to be in breach of the above-mentioned Terms and Conditions. This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of your jurisdiction.