Terms of Use and Electronic Consent

Please carefully review these terms and conditions of use before using this site or accessing any data thereon. Any use of this website creates a binding agreement to comply with these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms without limitation or exclusions, you must exit this site immediately.

USER AGREEMENT

The following are terms of a legal agreement (the "Agreement") between you, individually and/or as an agent on behalf of an entity or another registered user ("you") and Chopline Nigeria ("CHOPLINE") that sets forth the terms and conditions for your use of this web site at www.choplinenigeria.com.ng, including any subdomain thereof (the "Site"). The Site is owned and operated by CHOPLINE. This Site is being provided to you expressly subject to this Agreement. By accessing, browsing and/or using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The terms and conditions of this Agreement form an essential basis of the bargain between you and CHOPLINE.

CHOPLINE reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time and will notify you of any such changes by posting the revised Agreement on the Site. You should check this Agreement on the Site periodically for changes. All changes shall be effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Site after any change to this Agreement constitutes your agreement to be bound by any such changes. CHOPLINE may terminate, suspend, change, or restrict access to all or any part of this Site without notice or liability.

LIMITATIONS OF USE

The copyright in all material on this Site, including without limitation the text, data, articles, design, source code, software, photos, images and other information (collectively the "Content"), is held by CHOPLINE or by the original creator of the material and is protected by U.S. and International copyright laws or treaties. You agree that the Content may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the express prior written consent of CHOPLINE. You acknowledge that the Content is and shall remain the property of CHOPLINE. You may not modify, participate in the sale or transfer of, or create derivative works based on any Content, in whole or in part. The use of the Content on any other website, including by linking or framing, or in any networked computer environment for any purpose, is prohibited without CHOPLINE's prior written approval.  

All data obtained from or provided by CHOPLINE, regardless of the method of delivery, is explicitly prohibited from publication and distribution and is subject to the CHOPLINE Data Terms of Use.   Moreover, you agree not to use data provided by CHOPLINE, regardless of the method of delivery, for any competing purposes, and you agree to only use such data to permit investment using the products or services of CHOPLINE.

You also may not, without CHOPLINE's express written permission, "mirror" any material contained on this Site on any other server. Any unauthorized use of any Content on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications statutes and regulations.

You agree to use the Content and Site only for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from any use of the Content or Site that would constitute a violation of any applicable law, regulation, rule or ordinance of any nationality, state, or locality or of any international law or treaty, or that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability. Any unauthorized use of the Site, including but not limited to unauthorized entry into CHOPLINE's systems, misuse of passwords, or misuse of any information posted on the Site is strictly prohibited. CHOPLINE makes no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded or is appropriate for use outside of Nigeria. If you access this Site from outside of Nigeria, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction. Your eligibility for particular products or services is subject to final determination by CHOPLINE.

You agree not to post, upload, publish, display, transmit, reproduce, share, store or otherwise make or attempt to make publicly available on the Site or on any other website, or in any email, blog, forum, medium or other communication of any kind, any private or personally identifiable information of any CHOPLINE member or other third party, including, without limitation, names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, or bank account or credit card numbers, whether or not such private or personally identifiable information is displayed on or ascertainable from the Site, or obtained or obtainable from sources unrelated to the Site (such as from a "Google® search" or other online research).

TRADEMARKS

CHOPLINE (including the CHOPLINE logo), www.choplinenigeria.com.ng, and all related logos (collectively the "CHOPLINE Trademarks") are trademarks or service marks of CHOPLINE. Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed on this Site may be trademarks or service marks owned by CHOPLINE or others. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the CHOPLINE Trademarks displayed on this Site, without our prior written permission in each instance. You may not use, copy, display, distribute, modify or reproduce any of the trademarks found on the Site unless in accordance with written authorization by CHOPLINE. CHOPLINE prohibits use of any of the CHOPLINE Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site unless establishment of such a link is approved in writing by CHOPLINE in advance. Any questions concerning any CHOPLINE Trademarks, or whether any mark or logo is a CHOPLINE Trademark, should be referred to CHOPLINE.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

This site may contain links to web sites controlled, owned, and operated by third parties (the "third-party sites"). CHOPLINE cannot control and has no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided on the third-party sites. You acknowledge that use of any third-party sites is governed by the terms of use for those websites, and not by this Agreement. Links to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by CHOPLINE of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such sites, but are only for your convenience and you access them at your own risk. Such third-party sites may have a privacy policy different from that of CHOPLINE and the third-party site may provide less security than this Site. CHOPLINE is not responsible for the content of any third-party web sites, nor does CHOPLINE make any warranties or representations, express or implied, regarding the content (or the accuracy of such content) on any third-party web sites, and CHOPLINE shall have no liability of any nature whatsoever for any failure of products or services offered or advertised at such sites or otherwise.

CONSENT TO DOING BUSINESS ELECTRONICALLY

Whether you choose to participate on the Site as a borrower or investor, or in another manner, from time to time you will receive disclosures, notices, documents and information ("Communications") as required by law and otherwise from CHOPLINE, any bank that may extend credit to you ("originating bank"), or the respective agents of such parties (collectively, "we" or "us"). This section informs you of your rights when receiving Communications from us electronically. 

Electronic Communications.  You agree that all Communications from CHOPLINE any originating bank involved in your transaction, and our respective agents relating to your use of the Site or related services may be provided or made available to you electronically by e-mail or at the Site.  You have the right to receive a free paper copy of any Communication by contacting us in the manner described below.  We may discontinue electronic provision of Communications at any time in our sole discretion.

Scope of Consent.  Your consent to receive Communications and do business electronically, and our agreement to do so, applies to all of your interactions and transactions to which such Communications relate, whether between you and CHOPLINE, you and our Partner Bank or you and any originating bank involved in your transaction.

Hardware and Software Requirements.  To access and retain the Communications electronically, you will need to use a device with an internet connection and an up-to-date browser capable of opening portable document formats (“PDF”), such as Microsoft Internet Explorer (see www.microsoft.com/ie for current version) or Mozilla Firefox (see www.mozilla.com for current version), and a valid email address that has been provided to CHOPLINE. You acknowledge that you can receive and access communications in the formats described herein. For access and optimal printing of your loan documents in PDF format, please download Adobe Reader (to install the free version of Adobe Reader click here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/). You acknowledge that you can access the electronic Communications in the designated formats described herein.

Mobile Technology.  If you are accessing our site electronically through a mobile device, such as a tablet, smartphone or similar device, you must be able to print and save the transmitted Communications.  You can find apps that support printing and saving for most mobile devices through your mobile device's app store.  If your mobile device does not have this functionality, you must access our website through alternate means that provide you with the ability to print and save the Communications.

Withdrawing Consent.  You may withdraw your consent to receive Communications electronically by contacting us in the manner described below. If you withdraw your consent, from that time forward (1) you cannot place any further applications, listings or bids through the CHOPLINE platform, and (2) any pending applications, listings or bids will automatically terminate and be removed from the CHOPLINE platform. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the legal validity and enforceability of any pending loans obtained through the CHOPLINE platform, or any electronic Communications provided or business transacted between us prior to the time you withdraw your consent. With respect to pending loans on which you are a borrower or investor, we will send you any further Communications by mail or other non-electronic means.

Assignment.  In addition, you further acknowledge that your consent to have all Communications provided or made available to you in electronic form and to do business on or through the CHOPLINE platform is assignable to any entity that succeeds CHOPLINE in servicing your loan, and/or owns a (i) Promissory Note evidencing a loan you obtained through the CHOPLINE platform; or (ii) Borrower Payment Dependent Note you purchased through the CHOPLINE platform, and/or to any originating bank.

Changes in Your Contact Information. You agree to keep us informed of any changes in the telephone number, email and mailing address you provide to us so that you continue to receive all Communications without interruption.  You can contact us by email at info@choplinenigeria.com.ng.

CALL RECORDING AND MONITORING

You consent to the recording and monitoring, for purposes including but not limited to quality assurance, training, risk management and/or collection purposes, of any call that you place with CHOPLINE (or our originating banks, agents, representatives, affiliates, third parties or anyone calling on our behalf) or that CHOPLINE (or our originating banks, agents, representatives, affiliates, third parties or anyone calling on our behalf) places to you.

ADDITIONAL STATE LAW NOTICES FOR CHOPLINE Loan BORROWER MEMBERS

No provision of a marital property agreement, a unilateral statement or a court decree adversely affects the interest of the creditor unless the creditor, prior to the time the credit is granted, is furnished a copy of the agreement, statement or decree or has actual knowledge of the adverse provision when the obligation to the creditor is incurred.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

None of CHOPLINE, its parent, any of its affiliates, providers or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors or licensors (collectively the "CHOPLINE Parties") guarantees the accuracy, adequacy, timeliness, reliability, completeness, or usefulness of any of the Content and the CHOPLINE Parties disclaim liability for errors or omissions in the Content.

This Site and all of the Content is provided "as is" and "as available," without any warranty, either express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title. Additionally, there are no warranties as to the results of your use of the Content. The CHOPLINE Parties do not warrant that the Site is free of viruses or other harmful components. This does not affect those warranties which are incapable of exclusion, restriction or modification under the laws applicable to this Agreement.

The CHOPLINE Parties may discontinue or make changes in the Content and Site at any time without prior notice to you and without any liability to you. Any dated information is published as of its date only, and the CHOPLINE Parties do not undertake any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any such information. The CHOPLINE Parties reserve the right to terminate any or all Site offerings or transmissions without prior notice to you. This Site could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Use of this Site is at your own risk.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Under no circumstances will the CHOPLINE Parties be liable for any damages including general, special, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or any other damages (including, without limitation, lost profits or business interruption) of any kind whether in an action in contract or negligence arising or relating in any way to the use or inability to use by any party of the content, the Site or any third-party site to which this Site is linked, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if CHOPLINE Parties, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. The CHOPLINE Parties are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this Site is to stop using the Site. If your use of materials from this Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume any costs thereof. If the foregoing limitation is found to be invalid, you agree that the CHOPLINE Parties' total liability for all damages, losses, or causes of action of any kind or nature shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless CHOPLINE Parties from and against any and all claims, losses, expenses, demands or liabilities, including attorneys' fees and costs, incurred by the CHOPLINE Parties in connection with any claim by a third party (including any intellectual property claim) arising out of (i) materials and content you submit to, post to or transmit through the Site, or (ii) your use of the Site in violation of this Agreement or in violation of any applicable law. You further agree that you will cooperate fully in the defense of any such claims. CHOPLINE Parties reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any such claim or matter without the written consent of CHOPLINE. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless CHOPLINE Parties from any claim arising from a third party's use of information or materials of any kind that you post to the Site.

MONITORING OF THE SITE

CHOPLINE has no obligation to monitor the Site; however, you acknowledge and agree that CHOPLINE has the right to monitor the Site electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the Site, present marketing or other promotional offers to you either on the Site or on a third party site, or to protect itself or other users of the Site.

SUBMISSIONS TO THE SITE

All remarks, discussions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, graphics or other submissions communicated to CHOPLINE through this Site or in any other manner (collectively, "Submissions") will be deemed and remain the property of CHOPLINE, and CHOPLINE is entitled to use any Submission for any purpose, without restriction or compensation to the individual who has provided the Submission. CHOPLINE shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding Submissions except as expressly agreed by CHOPLINE or as otherwise required by applicable law. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as limiting CHOPLINE's responsibilities and obligations under its Privacy Policy.

USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

CHOPLINE's practices and policies with respect to the collection and use of personally identifiable information are governed by CHOPLINE's Privacy Policy.

AVAILABILITY

This Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to applicable law or regulation. By offering this Site and Content no distribution or solicitation is made by CHOPLINE to any person to use the Site or Content in jurisdictions where the provision of the Site and/or Content is prohibited by law.

TERMINATION

This Agreement is effective until terminated by CHOPLINE. CHOPLINE may terminate this Agreement at any time without notice, or suspend or terminate your access and use of the Site at any time, with or without cause, in CHOPLINE's absolute discretion and without notice. The following provisions of this Agreement shall survive termination of your use or access to the Site: the sections concerning Indemnification, Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability, Waiver, Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution, and General Provisions, and any other provision that by its terms survives termination of your use or access to the Site.

WAIVER

Failure by CHOPLINE to enforce any of its rights under this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of those rights or any other rights in any way whatsoever.

APPLICABLE LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Arbitration:

RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS PROVISION CAREFULLY, AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT LIMITS YOUR RIGHTS IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND US. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT THIS PROVISION, AS PROVIDED

OTHER AGREEMENTS

This Agreement shall be subject to any other agreements you have entered into with CHOPLINE.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

Certain sections or pages on the Site may contain separate terms and conditions of use, which are in addition to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the event of a conflict, the additional terms and conditions will govern for those sections or pages.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent possible, and the remaining provisions of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

This Agreement supersedes any previous Terms of Use Agreement to which you and CHOPLINE may have been bound. This Agreement will be binding on, inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable against the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of the Agreement. All rights not expressly granted herein are hereby reserved. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

If you believe, in good faith, that any materials on the Site infringe your copyrights, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to CHOPLINE's designated agent. Notification should include:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or duly authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

You may contact CHOPLINE's agent for notification of claimed copyright infringement by e-mail at info@choplinenigeria.com.ng.

CONTACTING US

If you have questions regarding the Agreement or the practices of CHOPLINE, please contact us by e-mail at info@choplinenigeria.com.ng.

Last Updated: December 21, 2018