Terms and Conditions



Thank you for visiting BGI Ethiopia PLC.’s website (the “Website”), which is owned and provided by BGI Ethiopia PLC. (Including its affiliates, “BGI Ethiopia PLC.”).  Your use and access of the Website is governed by and subject to the following terms and conditions.  If you do not agree to these terms, or if you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, which is available by clicking here, please do not use the Website or any services offered by the Website.  BY ENTERING, ACCESSING, BROWSING, SUBMITTING INFORMATION TO, OR OTHERWISE USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD OR OLDER.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OR YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD, DO NOT USE THIS SITE. MEMBER ACCOUNTS  In order to use certain features of the Website, you may need to create an account (“Account”).  If the Website requires you to create a User Account, you may never use another User’s Account without permission.  All content posted by you via your User Account must comply with the applicable laws. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP   Unless otherwise noted, all text, content and documents on the Website, any names, logos, trademarks, service marks, brand identities, characters, trade names, graphics, designs, copyrights, trade dress, or other intellectual property appearing in the Website, and the organization, compilation, look and feel, illustrations, artwork, videos, music, software and other works on the Website (the “Content”) are owned by BGI Ethiopia PLC. (or its affiliates) or used with permission or under license from a third party (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Owner”) and are protected under copyright, trademark and other intellectual property and proprietary rights laws.  As between BGI Ethiopia PLC. and you, all right, title and interest in and to the Content will at all times remain with BGI Ethiopia PLC. and/or its Owners.  All brand names, product names, titles, slogans, logos, or service names and other marks used on the Website, are registered and/or common law trade names, trademarks or service marks of BGI Ethiopia PLC.. LIMITED USE; RESTRICTIONS ON USE  You are permitted to use the Content and/or any services and products on the Website for lawful purposes as provided in the Terms of Use only; any other use or misuse of any Content is strictly prohibited.  BGI Ethiopia PLC. grants you a non-exclusive, limited, personal, non-transferable, revocable, license to access and use the Content, without right to sub-license, under the following conditions: you shall not, without BGI Ethiopia PLC.’s express written consent: (a) copy, re-transmit, modify, disseminate, display, perform, reuse, re-post, broadcast, circulate, or otherwise distribute the Content, or modify or re-use all or part of the Content, (b) use any trade name, trademark, or brand name of BGI Ethiopia PLC. in meta-tags, keywords and/or hidden text, (c) create derivative works from the Content or commercially exploit the Content, in whole or in part, in any way, and (d) use the Website, the Content, and/or any portion thereof, in any manner that may give a false or misleading impression, attribution or statement as to BGI Ethiopia PLC., the Owner, or any third party referenced therein.  BGI Ethiopia PLC. reserves all other rights.  You shall not alter, remove or obscure any copyright notice, digital watermarks, proprietary legends or any other notice included in the Content.  Except as expressly provided herein, nothing on the Website shall be construed as conferring any license under BGI Ethiopia PLC.’s and/or its Owner’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, BGI Ethiopia PLC. may revoke any of the foregoing rights and/or your access to the Website, or any part thereof, including the blocking of your IP Address, at any time without prior notice. SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND THIRD PARTY LINKS  From time to time, the Website may include features and functionality that allow you to interact with other sites that are not under our control (“Linked Site”), including various social media websites (“Social Media Sites”).  BGI Ethiopia PLC. provides these features, functionality and links to you only as a convenience and does not endorse any Linked Sites or Social Media Sites.  BGI Ethiopia PLC. is not responsible for the contents or transmission of any Linked Site or Social Media Site or for the terms of use or privacy practices of any Linked Site of Social Media Site.  You should carefully read the policies of any site you visit.  Also, in the event that you use any Social Media Site to comment upon BGI Ethiopia PLC. or any of its products, you agree that you will always clearly and conspicuously disclose any material connection you have with BGI Ethiopia PLC. (if any) or any consideration you may receive from BGI Ethiopia PLC. in connection with your comment (if any).  Under no circumstances are you authorized to make any claim regarding BGI Ethiopia PLC. or any of its products on any Social Media Site regardless of any material connection you may have with BGI Ethiopia PLC. or your receipt of any consideration.  IF YOU MAKE ANY CLAIM REGARDING BGI Ethiopia PLC. OR ANY OF BGI Ethiopia PLC.’S PRODUCTS ON A SOCIAL MEDIA SITE IN VIOLATION OF THE FOREGOING, YOU, AND NOT BGI Ethiopia PLC., SHALL BE THE SOLE AUTHOR OF SUCH CLAIM AND SHALL BE SOLELY LIABLE THEREFORE. SUBMITTED IDEAS  While Anheuser-Busch appreciates your interest, we ask that you never submit an idea that you consider to be confidential and/or proprietary.  If you chose to ignore this request and submit any ideas or information other than via e-mail, please be aware that, except with respect to your personally identifiable information, (which is governed by our Privacy Policy), all comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information disclosed or offered to us by you through the Website shall be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary and shall become the exclusive property of BGI Ethiopia PLC..  Further, you understand and acknowledge that BGI Ethiopia PLC. employs both internal and external resources which may have developed or may in the future develop ideas identical or similar to your suggestions and that BGI Ethiopia PLC. is only willing to consider the suggestion on these terms.  In any event, you acknowledge and agree that BGI Ethiopia PLC. assumes no obligation of confidentiality or nondisclosure, express or implied by considering your suggestion.  Without limitation, BGI Ethiopia PLC. shall exclusively own, and you hereby irrevocably transfer and assign to BGI Ethiopia PLC., all now known or hereafter existing rights in and to the suggestion, and BGI Ethiopia PLC. shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the suggestion for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise without any form of compensation. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES   In addition to links to Social Media Sites, the Website itself may include bulletin boards, blogs, chat rooms, comments sections, and other community forums which allow you to post information, provide feedback and comments, and otherwise interact with other users, either through postings or by interacting in real-time (together with the BGI Ethiopia PLC. relevant sections of the Social Media Sites, the “Community Forums”).  If the Website includes any Community Forums, the restrictions and obligations contained in this Section shall apply. BGI Ethiopia PLC. shall monitor the Community Forums on a regular basis for compliance with applicable laws, its internal guidelines and for any readily apparent violations of these Terms of Use or illegal content.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that BGI Ethiopia PLC. is under no obligation to edit or modify any information available in a Community Forum or decide any dispute or disagreement between posters and shall have no liability to you for any content posted in a Community Forum. You acknowledge that any opinions, statement, recommendation, offers, advice or other information presented or disseminated on the Community Forums are those of their respective authors who are solely responsible and liable for their content.  BGI Ethiopia PLC. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to post or remove any material submitted or posted on the Community Forums. By using this site, you: (a) direct BGI Ethiopia PLC. to store any comments, images, or other content that you submit (“Submissions”) on our servers and systems solely at your instruction, if applicable, (b) grant BGI Ethiopia PLC. an unlimited, perpetual, royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable and irrevocable license to use, modify, or adapt the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to incorporating the submission into Content that may be commercial in nature.  In addition, since information on this site is public and for every user to access, you acknowledge that you do not have any expectation of privacy in relation to your Submissions.  Finally, you are expressly prohibited from submitting any of the following(“Prohibited Submissions”):  oAny Submission that promotes drinking and driving or irresponsible consumption of alcohol, disparages competitive products, is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, racially offensive, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable; oAny Submission that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, material that depicts child-pornography, acts of violence, drug use or would violate the regulations of any overseeing agencies and authorities oAny Submission that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party; oAny Submission that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; oUnsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations; oPrivate information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers; oViruses, spyware, Trojans, corrupted data or any other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; or oAny Submission that in our sole judgment is inappropriate or objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose BGI Ethiopia PLC. or its affiliates or its users to any harm or liability of any type. NO ARCHIVE  Even if this Website includes features and functionality that permit you to upload certain Submissions to our services or systems, this Website is not and shall not function as an archive.  BGI Ethiopia PLC. shall have no liability to you or any other person for loss, damage, or destruction to your Submission.  You shall be solely responsible for maintaining independent archival and backup copies of any Submission. UNITED STATES ONLY  By using the Website, you agree and acknowledge that the Website is hosted in the United States.  If you are attempting to access the Website from a physical location within Africa, the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of this Website, which is governed by U.S. law, this Terms of Use, and the BGI Ethiopia PLC. Privacy Policy, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to (a) such transfer, (b) the application of the laws of the United States (c) the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States.  Any claim or dispute between you and BGI Ethiopia PLC. that arises in whole or in part from your use of the Website or in connection with the Privacy Policy shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in U.S.A.  Each party hereby agrees that such court shall have in personamjurisdiction and venue with respect to such party, and each party hereby submits to the in personam jurisdiction and venue of such courts and waives any objection based on inconvenient forum. DISCLAIMERS  Without limiting the foregoing, the Content and all other features on the Website are provided to you “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” without warranty of any kind with respect to the Website and/or Content, either express or implied, including but not limited to, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement.  Should applicable law not permit the foregoing exclusion of express or implied warranties, then BGI Ethiopia PLC. hereby grants the minimum express or implied warranty required by such applicable law.  No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from BGI Ethiopia PLC., its employees, agents, suppliers or any other persons shall create any warranty, representation or guarantee not expressly stated in this section.  Additionally, BGI Ethiopia PLC. does not make any warranties that the Website will be uninterrupted, secure or error free or that your use of the Website will meet your expectations, or that the Website, Content, or any portion thereof, is correct, accurate, or reliable.  BGI Ethiopia PLC. reserves the right to change any part of the Website at anytime without notice.   LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY  Your use of the Website is at your own risk.  Neither BGI Ethiopia PLC., its affiliates, nor any of their respective officers, directors, agents or other representatives will be liable for any damages, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or punitive, including, without limitation, loss of data, income, profit or goodwill, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties arising out of your access to or use of the Website or arising out of any action taken in response to or as a result of any Content or other information available on the Website, however caused, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), proprietary rights infringement, product liability or otherwise.  The foregoing shall apply even if BGI Ethiopia PLC. was advised of the possibility of such damages.  If you become dissatisfied in any way with the Website or its Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop your use of the Website and its services.  You hereby waive any and all claims against BGI Ethiopia PLC. and its affiliates, agents, representatives and licensors arising out of your use of the Website.  Because some regions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain types of damages, these provisions may not apply to you.  If any portion of this limitation on liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the aggregate liability of BGI Ethiopia PLC. and its affiliates shall not exceed Ten Ethiopian Birr (ETB10.)  The limitation of liability herein is a fundamental element of the basis of the bargain and reflects a fair allocation of risk.  The Website would not be provided without such limitations and you agree that the limitations and exclusions of liability, disclaimers and exclusive remedies specified herein will survive even if found to have failed in their essential purpose.   COPYRIGHT LAWS  BGI Ethiopia PLC. is committed to respecting and protecting the legal rights of copyright owners.  As such, BGI Ethiopia PLC. adheres to the applicable portion of the copyright laws of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. NO FRAMING; LINKS; THIRD PARTY SITES Framing, in-line linking or other methods of association with the Website are expressly prohibited without prior written approval from BGI Ethiopia PLC.. ABILITY TO ACCEPT TERMS OF USE  You affirm that you are more than 18 years of age and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in the Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with the Terms of Use. ASSIGNMENT  The Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by BGI Ethiopia PLC. without restriction. NOTICE  From time to time, BGI Ethiopia PLC. may revise these Terms of Use.  MISCELLANEOUS  BGI Ethiopia PLC.’s failure to enforce any provision of the Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.  If any part of the Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in effect.  A printed version of the Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. ©2017 BGI Ethiopia PLC.