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Welcome to the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Joint Qualification System (NOGIC JQS) Portal. We, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (the "Board") maintain this web Portal as a service to the Users. By using our NOGIC JQS Portal, you have agreed to strictly comply with and be bound by the following Terms of Use as set out below. Please read the following Terms of Use carefully and if you do not agree with these terms, you are not considered to be a User and you are prohibited from the use of this Portal. 

  1. Acceptance of Terms of Use.
    By your agreeing to and accepting the terms and conditions stipulated in the Terms of Use with respect to our Portal (the "Portal"). The Terms of Use shall constitute the entire and only agreement between us and you, and shall supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements, arrangements, undertaking, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Portal, the content, products or services provided by or through the Portal, and the subject matter of the Terms of Use. The Terms of Use may be modified or amended by us from time to time without specific or prior notice to the Users. Any modified or amended version of the Terms of Use will be posted on this Portal, and Users are advised to carefully read such modified or amended version prior to using the Portal. 

  2. No Copyright, Proprietary or Intellectual Rights (Registered or Un-Registered).
    The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Portal are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights (registered or unregistered). The copying, production, redistribution, use, publication or any form of disclosure by you of any content ( in whole or in part) or other matters in connection therewith or any part or portion of the Portal is strictly prohibited , except as allowed under Section 4 of the Terms of Use. The use of the Portal shall not in any way confer any ownership right (legally or equitable) or license to any content, document, information, data, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion or other materials viewed through the Portal. The posting of information, data, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion or other materials on the Portal shall not constitute a waiver in respect of any ownership right or license in such information, data and materials. 

  3. Patent / Trade Marks.
    All Users are notified that the products and names mentioned on the Portal may be trademarks, patents, or proprietary information of their respective owners and may be privileged. 

  4. Limited Right to Use.
    The viewing, printing or downloading of any content, graphic, form or document from the Portal only grants to the User a limited, non-exclusive right of use solely for purposes of implementing and complying with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 and for no other purpose and shall not be subject of any publication, reproduction, distribution, duplication, copy, assignment, sub-license, sale, preparation of any derivative works or other use. No part of any content, form or document may be reproduced, represented, copied, duplicated, distributed, disclosed or published in any form or incorporated into any information, study, data, retrieval system, electronic or mechanical, other than for the User's personal use as stated above (but not for resale, study, program, presentation, production, duplication or redistribution). 

  5. Editing, Deleting and Modification.
    The Board reserves the right in its sole discretion to edit or delete any document, data, information or other content submitted / transmitted to us via the Portal. 

  6. Indemnification.
    As a User of the Portal, you hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Board, its directors, employees, representatives, subsidiaries, partners, agents, including attorneys, product and service providers (collectively, "Affiliated Parties") from and against any liability, loss, claim, cost and expense, including reasonable attorney's fees, in relation to any violation of the Terms of Use stipulated herein. 

  7. Non-transferable and Non-assignable.
    The right to use the Portal and the information contained therein shall not be transferred or assigned to any person, company, partner, institution, entity or other third party whatsoever. Any password or other form of access given to you as a User of the Portal to obtain information or documents shall not be transferred or assigned whatsoever (either wholly or partially). 

  8. Account, Password and Security.
    The Portal usage has a registration procedure. For individuals, An individual user is required to SIGNUP and enter personal basic details. The user will be prompted to provide a User name and a password and required to change password at first Login. For corporate organizations, a central registration process requires the individual JQS ID which uniquely identifies users of the platform in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector. This identification is critical for the creation of their Company Portal Accounts. The User therefore has the responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and the integrity of the account as well as all activities that occur under the account. It is also the User's responsibility to notify the Board of any unauthorized use of its account or any other breach of security as soon as it is noticed. The Board will not be liable for any loss that may be incurred as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable and punishable under applicable laws for losses incurred by the Board or another party due to someone else using your account or password. 

  9. Use of Information by the Board.
    The Board reserves the right (which right is hereby authorized by the respective owners of the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Portal), to the use and publishing of all information, data, document or any content for the use of the Portal by any User and all information provided by the Portal will be subject to restrictions in a manner consistent with the Board's Privacy Policy. All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to the Board through the Portal (collectively, the "Submission") will remain property of the Board. The Board will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product, service or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future NOGIC JQS Portal, services or operations. The Board will be entitled to use the Submission for any other purpose, without compensation to any party or any other person sending the Submission to the Board. Anyone making any Submission is hereby deemed to have agreed and acknowledged that it shall be responsible for whatever material contained in its Submission, and shall have full responsibility for the contents of the Submission, including its legality, reliability, genuineness, appropriateness, originality, and copyright. 

  10. Securities Laws.
    This Portal may include statements concerning our operations, prospects, strategies, future economic performance and demand for our services, as well as our intentions, plans and objectives (particularly with respect to implementation of the NOGICD ACT 2010) that are forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are subject to significant uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. When used on our Portal, words like "anticipates," "expects," "believes," "estimates," "seeks," "plans," "intends," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements designed to fall within securities law safe harbours for forward-looking statements. The Portal and the information contained therein do not constitute an offer or a solicitation of an offer for sale of any securities. None of the information contained therein is intended to be, and shall not be deemed to be, incorporated into any of our securities-related filings or documents.

  11. Copyrights and Copyright Agents.
    The Board fully respects the intellectual property of other parties, and as a User of the Portal, you are bound to maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of all such intellectual property. At any time it is observed by you that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or breach of confidentiality undertaking, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information: 

    (a) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; 

    (b) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim to have been infringed; 

    (c) A description of the location on the Portal where the material that you claim to have been infringed is published; 

    (d) Your address, telephone number, and email address; 

    (e) A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you or the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and 

    (f)) A statement by you on oath made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is genuine and accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Our Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Portal can be reached by directing an e-mail to the Copyright Agent at support@nogicjqs.com 

  12. Information and Press Releases.
    The Portal contains information and press releases about the Board. While this information was believed to be accurate as of the date prepared, we disclaim any duty or obligation to update this information or any press releases. Information about companies other than those that are subsidiaries or affiliates of the Board as contained in the press release or otherwise, shall not be relied upon as being provided or endorsed by the Board. 

  13. General Disclaimer.
    The information, data, designs, graphics, compilations, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters published in the Portal including any attachments (herein called the "Information") are strictly confidential and may be privileged. Board assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the Information. The Board may change the programs or contents at any time without notice. Mention of stakeholders' products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS PORTAL IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE BOARD DISCLAIMS ALL GUARANTEES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILlTY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON- INFRINGEMENT ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE. THE BOARD SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT OF GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PORTAL, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION. If you are not the addressee or a User (as such term is defined in the Terms of Use for the Portal), you are not authorised to disclose, copy, circulate or in any other way use, disclose or rely on the Information contained in the Portal or any attachments. The Portal cannot be guaranteed to be error free as the Information and any attachments could be corrupted, lost, delayed, incomplete, modified or amended. The Board and its Affiliated Parties do not and will not accept liability for damage caused by the Information. 

  14. Transmission of Personal Data/User Communications.
    Except as required by law, the Board will maintain the confidentiality of all Information transmitted to it through the Portal. Any feedback provided at this Portal shall be deemed to be non-confidential and the Board's Technologies will have no obligation to protect such Information and may treat such Information as being disclosed without any restriction. 

  15. Links to Third Party Sites.
    The Portal may contain links to third party sites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this Portal is at the user's own risk and the Board shall not be responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on these sites. The Board may provide these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement. 

  16. Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas.
    Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Portal is only authorised and restricted to the Users only. Unauthorized person, entity, company, institution, body or third parties attempting to access these areas of the Portal may be subject to prosecution. 

  17. Other Applicable terms of Use.
    Any Information downloaded from the Portal shall be subject to and governed by the Terms of Use set herein and the applicable terms of use specified by the owner- stakeholder. 

  18. Privacy Policy.
    The Board is committed to protecting the privacy of its Portal Users, and preventing unauthorized use of information submitted to it. The Board does not intend to or procure any person acting on its behalf to sell, trade, rent, otherwise distribute any submitted information to others. The demographic information submitted to it is used solely for purpose of providing the Users with a more personalized experience. The Board also monitors the User¿s traffic patterns and site usage to help in developing a Portal that serves the oil and gas industry stakeholder' business needs. The Board may use such submitted information to provide notifications about important functionality changes to our Portal and new services. 

Definition.
Terms of Use (This terms of use represents the terms of use across all users and persons, companies, entities having access to the Portal herein called the "Users" 

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