Terms of Service

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Data Scientists Network Website 

Data Scientists Network Foundation (“DSN”, “We,” “Us,” or “Our”) operates the Website Application (the “Web”). The term “You” or “Your” or “User” or “Users” shall refer to any person or entity who views, uses, accesses, or browses any content or material on the Web. 

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your use of DSN Web website, apps, and other products and services (“Services”). As some of our Services may be software that is downloaded to your phone or other devices, you agree that we may automatically update this software and that these Terms will apply to such updates. Please read these Terms carefully, and contact us if you have any questions. By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms, including the policies referenced in these Terms. 

Anyone may use our Services only if it’s in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. When you create an account with Us, and subsequently when You use certain features, You must provide us with accurate and complete information, and You agree to update Your information to keep it accurate and complete. 

Subject to these Terms and our policies, we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use our Services. Using our Services does not give you ownership of or any intellectual property rights in our Services or the Content you access.  

All information in the Service is provided “as is,” with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness, or the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance and fitness for a particular purpose. We will not be liable to You or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information given by the Service or for any consequential, special, or similar damages.  

The information given by the Service is for general guidance on matters of interest only. DSN takes every precaution to ensure that the Content on the Web is both current and accurate; however, there may be errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information contained in the Service. We are not responsible for any such errors or omissions, or the results obtained from the use of the information.  

We also don’t control what people and others do or say, and we aren’t responsible for their (or your) actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or content (including unlawful or objectionable content). We also aren’t responsible for services and features offered by other third parties or companies, even if you access them through our Service. 

The Service may contain views and opinions of independent Users and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other author, agency, organization, employer, or company, including us. Information dropped on and Assumptions made from review session are not reflective of the position of any entity other than that of the reviewer.  

In no event shall we be liable for any loss, special, incidental, indirect, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with your access or use or inability to access or use the Web. 

We further disclaim any and all liability related to your access or use of the services or any related content. You acknowledge and agree that any access to or use of the services or such Content is at your own risk. 


Our responsibility for anything that happens on the Service (also called “liability”) is limited as much as the law will allow. If there is an issue with our Service, we can’t know what all the possible impacts might be. You agree that we won’t be responsible (“liable”) for any lost profits, revenues, information or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms, even if we know that they are possible. This includes when we delete your content, information or account. 

You acknowledge and agree that the disclaimers and the limitations of liability set forth in this Terms of Service reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between You and Us. 

You agree that any cause of action related to the services must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. 

Third-Party links will take You out of this Website. The linked websites are not under the control of DSN. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any link DSN contained in a linked website or any changes or updates to such Websites. We provide these links to You only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by DSN AI Innovation Limited of the third-party Website. 

We will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource. 

A User shall use this Web for lawful purposes only. Accordingly, a User shall not post, send or transmit any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others or perform any act that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conducts that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. 

Any use of the Web that DSN, in its sole discretion, finds inappropriate and/or offensive may result in suspension and/or termination of a User with or without notice. Conduct that is inappropriate and/or offensive includes without limitation the following: 

  • Defame, abuse, harass, harm, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity) of others; 
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any profane, defamatory, infringing, hateful, distasteful, obscene or unlawful topic, name, information, materials, or Content; 
  • Use the Web for any purpose that violates local, state, national, or international law, including without limitation wage/hour and working condition laws and regulations; 
  • Take any action that would undermine any aspect of the Web; 
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Web, other User accounts, or other devices, computer system or networks connected to the Web; 
  • Impersonate another person or allow any other person or entity to use your user name, password, or membership; 
  • Access, download, or copy any information, Content, and/or materials from the Web through artificial means (including without limitation spiders, scrapers, hacking devices, computer programs, bots, or other such means); 
  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any information, materials, or Content on the Site; or 
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Web. 

DSN may from time to time require you to upload or provide some documents and IDs to authenticate your use of the Web and also confirm that You conduct and carry on Your business in a legal and permissible manner in accordance with the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

All present and future rights in and to trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, know-how, and other proprietary rights of any type under the laws of any governmental authority, domestic or foreign, including rights in and to all applications and registrations relating to the services provided by this Web (the “Intellectual Property Rights”) shall, vest in Data Scientists Network Foundation. 

The Content on this Web including but not limited to computer programs, technology, data file, techniques, algorithms, methods, codes, logos, marks, trade secrets, designs, text, graphics, pictures, audio and video files, other data or copyrightable materials or Content, and their selection and arrangement, are the collective work of Data Scientists Network Foundation.

You agree to abide by all applicable copyright laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on this Web. You acknowledge that the Web is developed, compiled, prepared, revised, selected, and arranged by DSN and its partners and constitutes their intellectual property. You agree to protect the proprietary rights of DSN during and after the term of these Terms 

In a bid to protect Your copyright as well as the copyright of other Users, You agree to notify Us in writing promptly upon becoming aware of any unauthorized access or use of this Web by any individual or entity. 

Except as expressly authorized by Us, you agree not to reproduce, modify, copy or create derivative works of the Content on this Web, in whole or in part, by any means without prior written approval from DSN. 

Please note that the Service may require the use of copyrighted material that the copyright owner may not have specifically authorized. Such material is made available for fair use purpose only. We believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in the Second Schedule of the Nigerian Copyright Act. 

User Content 
The Services may contain information, text, links, graphics, photos, videos, audio, streams, or other materials (“Content”), including Content created with or submitted to the Services by the User or through the User’s Account (“Your Content”). We take no responsibility for and we do not expressly or implicitly endorse, support, or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of Your Content. 

By submitting Your Content to the Services, you represent and warrant that you have all rights, power, and authority necessary to grant the rights to Your Content contained within these Terms. Because you alone are responsible for Your Content, you may expose yourself to liability if you post or share Content without all necessary rights. 

When Your Content is created with or submitted to the Services, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, and sublicensable license to use, copy, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, distribute, store, perform, and display Your Content and any name, username, voice, or likeness provided in connection with Your Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed anywhere in the world. This license includes the right for us to make Your Content available for syndication, broadcast, distribution, or publication by other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with Spoton. You also agree that we may remove metadata associated with Your Content, and you irrevocably waive any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content.

Any ideas, suggestions, and feedback about Spoton or our Services that you provide to us are entirely voluntary, and you agree that Spoton may use such ideas, suggestions, and feedback without compensation or obligation to you. 

Although we have no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor Your Content, we may, in our sole discretion, delete or remove Your Content at any time and for any reason, including for violating these Terms, or if you otherwise create or are likely to create liability for us. 

We reserve the right to revise and modify these Terms at our sole discretion at any time. Any revisions to the Terms will be effective immediately upon posting by Us. Such modifications will become part of this Agreement and will be effective once posted by Us on the Web. If a revision is material, We will notify You via electronic mail or a pop-up or redirection when You log in on the Web. We recommend that You should review these Terms from time to time. In all cases, with or without notification, Your continued use of Our Services means that You accept any new or modified terms that we come up with. 

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless DSN, its affliates, partners, subsidiaries and other representatives from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses, and damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party related to: (a) your use or attempted use of the Services in violation of these Terms; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party including without limitation any alleged infringement of intellectual property or other right of any person or entity relating to this Web; or (c) disputes with or between other Users; (d) use and/or misuse of the Web, including without limitation any information, Content and/or materials thereon; (e) inaccurate, untimely, incomplete or misleading User information, including without limitation with respect to registration, profile or eligibility; (f) misstatements and/or misrepresentations; (g) use of links to third party websites, including without limitation such websites’ availability, terms of use, privacy policy, information, Content, materials, advertising, products and/or services; (h) use of phone support services.  

You further agree that you will cooperate as requested by DSN and its affiliates in defense of such claims. DSN  reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by Users. 

DSN may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Web. Your correspondence or business dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers other than DSN  found on or through the Web are solely between you and such advertiser. DSN  is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Web. 

You agree that any material breach of the Terms will result in irreparable harm to DSN for which damages would be an inadequate remedy and, therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, we will be entitled to equitable relief, including both a preliminary and permanent injunction if such a breach occurs.  

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

Any controversy, claim, suit, injury, or damage arising from or in any way related to this Web, its use, or the Terms shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the Lagos Court of Arbitration then in effect and before a single arbitrator chosen appointed in accordance with the said rules. Any such controversy, claim, suit, injury, or damage shall be arbitrated individually and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any controversy, claim, suit, injury, or damage of any other party or class action. The language to be used at the arbitral proceedings shall be English. The arbitration shall be conducted in Lagos, Nigeria, and judgment of the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.  

DSN may seek interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Lagos, Nigeria, necessary to protect its rights pending the completion of arbitration. Each party shall assume its own costs of arbitration. 

DSN reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate any user with or without notice at any time in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason. You agree that if you are suspended and/or terminated, you will make no further use of the Web after termination or during the suspension. 

These Terms of Service, together with Our Privacy Notice, constitute the entire Agreement between You and Us in relation to Your use of the Web and supersede all previous agreements in respect of Your use of this Web. 

Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved.