Terms & Conditions

Terms of Service – NollywoodConnect.com  Members will be submitting to you certain original materials with the intent of exposure and connection by use of the NollywoodConnect.com database. This intent is with the following express understanding and conditions: I acknowledge that I have requested permission to disclose and submit to NollywoodConnect.com, and it’s operating executives (hereunder, ” NollywoodConnect.com ” or “Company”) certain materials that may or may not be protected under copyright law, and it is my own responsibility to seek protection by registering those materials with a copyright service prior to exposure in this marketplace. I agree that NollywoodConnect.com has no obligation to me in any respect with regard to such material being “optioned” or “sold” to any third party, and that any negotiations involved with any third party will be done so by myself or a representative of my choice with that third party. I also understand that the NollywoodConnect.com is one of many sources and tools used by its member companies for scouting projects, actors and crew members at their own free will and I am in no way guaranteed that any or all member companies will choose to make official review of my profile and or project(s). I understand that any interest or review of my profile or project(s) is of a subjective nature, and that each executive or member company can “pass” or choose not to review my profile or project for any reason. No Representation, Exclusivity or Non-Exclusive Agreements: I understand and agree that NollywoodConnect.com is not a Talent or Literary Agency, or any other form of Agency for representation or brokering of my profile or projects. I agree that I have no exclusive or non-exclusive agreement with NollywoodConnect.com as Agent or Representative of my work submitted. I understand that Company does not make any specific solicitation to any third party regarding any content of any intellectual property or project listed in the database that is scouted by producers. I further understand that Company takes zero financial participation in any actor or crew member contracted or project sold in the database/marketplace where Producers and Executives source actors, crew members or projects, and do not represent me as an individual, or any of my projects in any capacity. I understand that the Nollywoodconnect.com is a free service for vetted television industry executives and film Festivals who scout new projects in the database by their own free will with subjective determination for any project engaged. Material Release: I understand that NollywoodConnect.com is not responsible for preserving or returning all or any portion of the material to me. I acknowledge that NollywoodConnect.com has no intent to compensate me directly, and I have no expectation of receiving any compensation from NollywoodConnect.com. Any compensation for purchase of any intellectual property will be done so by the reviewing third-party “Industry Member” (production company or network). I acknowledge that any discussions I may have with any third party as a result of submitting my portfolio and materials to NollywoodConnect.com regarding the possible purchase of my original materials does not constitute any agreement, expressed or implied, as to any actual acquisition of those materials which I am hereby disclosing to you. If the material submitted herein is not new or novel, was not originated by me, has not been developed to concrete form, is similar to any material submitted by, or created by any other subscriber before this time and hereafter in perpetuity to NollywoodConnect.com, or does not qualify for protection as an intellectual property, then I agree NollywoodConnect.com shall not be liable to me for use of such material under the laws of Intellectual Property Rights. I hereby warrant and represent: 1. that said material was created and/or is solely owned by me and no other person, firm or corporation has any right, title or interest therein or thereto; 2. that I have full right to submit same to you upon all of the terms and conditions stated herein; and 3. that the description of said material as set forth herein contains all of the elements thereof. I will indemnify you from any and all claims, loss or liability (including reasonable attorney’s fees) that may be asserted against you or incurred by you at any time in connection with said material or any use thereof, arising from any breach or alleged breach of these warranties. I understand and agree that due to the position and process of the Nollywood Connect Members (Producers, Agents, Executives, and other Industry Representatives) , Industry Members retain the right to develop and produce projects of similar theme, subject, format, or nature, and any request or review of material does not suggest or imply any agreement or obligation with respect to such material. Industry Members are involved in a subjective process, and may determine for any undisclosed reason that they are “passing” on any material reviewed .  Status/Review Activity Records: I further acknowledge and accept that my profile and all project status’ listed in my password protected Project Status Page are selected and applied at the discretion of member companies, and only upon receiving a “Requesting Contact ” will NollywoodConnect.com forward my contact information to that producer or director inquiring. I also understand and accept that NollywoodConnect.com has no control or obligation to any status selection by member Companies and I will not make unsolicited inquiry to member companies regarding my profile or project unless requested to do so by NollywoodConnect.com. I understand that NollywoodConnect.com is not liable for retaining any data or activity records by any executives beyond my membership term, and that I must keep my own records of review that are in clear display to me as a member having logged into my portfolio Page during membership. Further to this, I understand and agree in entirety to the NollywoodConnect.com Member/Executive Relations Protocol, and that it is put in place to preserve the relations with subscribing company members who search the NollywoodConnect.com database and ultimately contract members or buy our posted intellectual properties. As Is: I agree the services, products and materials on or from this website or otherwise from NollywoodConnect.com are provided “As Is” and without representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. NollywoodConnect.com disclaims all warranties to the maximum extent of the law, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Neither NollywoodConnect.com nor any of our respective licensors, executive members, or affiliates represent or warrant that any functions contained in this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Neither NollywoodConnect.com nor any of our respective licensors, executive members, or affiliates warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services, products or materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply. To the extent any warranty cannot be disclaimed, a limited explicit warranty is given by NollywoodConnect.com to the exclusion of any other remedy to, in our discretion, either A) Replace the services, products and materials with such services, products and materials that do not breach a warranty if such breach is identified to us within 30 days of payment, or B) Refund of the monies paid for the particular services, products and materials. Limit of Liability – Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will NollywoodConnect.com or any of our Licensors or suppliers be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on the website, or any products or services provided pursuant to the website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental, consequential or other damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply. In no event shall the total liability of NollywoodConnect.com or any of its licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by me to NollywoodConnect.com, if any, for accessing the site. This agreement is applicable to any and all materials submitted at any time during membership with NollywoodConnect.com. Any dispute arising out of or related to these Industry Standard Material Release Form/Terms of Service or the transaction between NollywoodConnect.com and I shall be governed by the laws of the Federal republic of Nigeria, without regard to its conflicts of law rules. I consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and the exclusive venue of the Lagos State Courts of the federal republic of Nigeria to resolve any dispute related hereto, and I waive all rights to contest this exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such Courts.   Libel Law – I further agree that I will not make or conspire in any false and disparaging statements or potentially libelous publication concerning NollywoodConnect.com, or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. Charge-backs and Unauthorized Payment Disputes: I agree that any charge-back made by my financial institution denying payment for services rendered by NollywoodConnect.com and is “Reversed” by the merchant services for NollywoodConnect.com and my financial institution, I am obligated and in agreement to pay a #10000.00 (Naira) “charge-back reversal fee”. Such a penalty will be delivered by electronic invoice to me and pursued by the full authority of collection agencies and the merchant services fraud department. NollywoodConnect.com will provide any financial institution disputing charges, full records of account confirmation, activity, and terms of service agreement, and fulfillment of services to all authorities and financial institutions necessary. For any returned personal check, a #1000.00 (Naira) administration fee will be imposed, and non-negotiable by financial institutions. Membership Cancellation: NollywoodConnect.com provides direct link to PayPal.com to discontinue subscription recurring membership payment via my own paypal account where I created such subscription, I can also cancel recurring subscription on My Account page . I understand and agree that it is my responsibility to cancel any recurring membership charges to my account. My Account will remain in full active standing through the remainder of the current full membership period. Any demand for refund of membership fees will not be granted. I hereby state that I have read and understand this agreement and that no oral representations of any kind have been made to me and that this agreement states our entire understanding. I acknowledge that but for my agreement to the above terms and conditions, you would not accede to any request to receive and consider the said material or portfolio which I am submitting to NollywoodConnect.com Right to Publicity & Promotion: I understand and agree that NollywoodConnect.com retains the right to publicize and promote any partnership, agreement, option, sale, development deal, acquisition, either formal or informal with any Industry Member or Company at Nollywood Connect that I attain as a result of archiving any of my materials or submission of my profile under my membership. Nollywood Connect retains the right to disclose the identities or all parties involved, and general project details for use in promoting the interests and brand of the Nollywood Connect as an active industry entity by use of any and all forms of media whether now known or hereafter devised. Industry Executive Terms of Service Industry Executive / Producers / Directors Terms of Service: I understand that by registering with NolloywoodConnect.com as an entertainment industry executive, I (the “Company”) will be given access to descriptions and certain details pertaining to original material (“Material”) created by third-party entities (the “Writers”) , profiles and services of members and that any such material that qualifies as an intellectual property will be proprietary and confidential information that belongs solely to the Writer. I agree that I will not disclose, utilize or otherwise exploit any of the projects or pitches in any way. I confirm that I am a current producer / Director / executive at the Company name I have registered, and I have the right to source and scout new material and services as a representative of the Company.  I further acknowledge that any discussions that I or the Company and NollywoodConnect.com members may have with respect to the Material, services or contact shall not constitute any agreement, express or implied, as to any partnership with the member or any other involvement with the Material or Service unless and until a bona-fide written agreement is executed by both parties.  I acknowledge and agree that a breach of this Confidentiality Agreement cannot be adequately compensated by damages, and I agree to enforcement of the provisions of this Agreement by injunction or other equitable remedy in addition to all remedies available at law. Furthermore, Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless NollywoodConnect.com, all of it’s executives, employees, related companies, associates and agents against any issues of liability or lawsuits resulting from any infringement by Company of any services or material submitted directly or indirectly by members via use or referral of this website. I understand and agree with NollywoodConnect.com User Protocol as outlined for registering members, and will report back to NollywoodConnect.com any member who make unsolicited inquiry regarding information of statuses shared within the members status page. I further understand and agree that by selecting a “Requesting Contact with a member” that the members direct contact information will be provided to Company executives / producer or director, and it is Company’s sole responsibility and discretion to contact the member. I understand that if Company does not contact, or make reasonable attempt to contact a member regarding any “Requesting Contact with member” status selection for any specific project, NollywoodConnect.com may give that member the executive’s contact information to make personal inquiry. I understand that all project status selections are at the sole discretion of Company executive / producer / Director using NollywoodConnect.com database, and it is the Company executive’s responsibility to update or change any status as Company desires. Publicity & Promotion:  I understand and agree that NollywoodConnect.com may publish the Company name in any advertising of it’s website services to disclose their use of NollywoodConnect.com The official name of Company is automatically listed within the publication of it’s website Company Members List for view by potential users of the site. This information will be published to the World Wide Web and potentially indexed by search engines. I understand and agree that NollywoodConnect.com retains the right to publicize and promote any partnership, agreement, option, sale, development deal, acquisition, either formal or informal with any member or Entity at Nollywood Connect that I attain as a result of scouting projects , services and networking via Nollywood Connect and its executives. Nollywood Connect retains the right to disclose the identities of all parties involved, and general project details for use in promoting the interests and brand of Nollywood Connect as an active industry entity by use of any and all forms of media whether now known or hereafter devised. I hereby state that I have read and understand this agreement and that no oral representations of any kind have been made to me and that this agreement states our entire understanding. I acknowledge that but for my agreement to the above terms and conditions, you would not permit me to receive the Confidential Information.  By typing “I AGREE” or checking the box as my electronic and binding signature in the space provided, I confirm I have reviewed, understand and agree to NollywoodConnect.com terms of service and Industry Standard Material Release Form/Terms of Service and that the terms and conditions of such shall govern me and my use of NollywoodConnect.com and/or any of the services provided by NollywoodConnect.com, including but not limited to i) any submission by me as a writer or ii) any review of the materials of others contained herein.