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  1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

    Welcome to the PPDA National Register of Providers Website (RoP). The RoP provides the Services (defined below) to you subject to the following terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. By accessing and using the RoP and related Services, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of the TOS. In addition, when using particular RoP owned or operated Services, you and RoP shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.

  1. DESCRIPTION OF RoP Services

    RoP enables Procurement and disposing entities (PDEs) and Providers to carry out public procurement operations effectively. The RoP is designed to be one stop centre for PDEs looking to carry out efficient procurement. The RoP enables PDEs to evaluate, shortlist and communicate with providers more effectively. Users can also find the latest procurement news, best practices and other developments. There are special facilities for PDEs to post all notices required under the PPDA Act.

    The RoP offers customized procurement Services to providers. Providers are enabled to maintain personalized profiles to promote their respective offerings to PDEs and other RoP users. The RoP also offers providers the latest procurement news including bid posts, tender awards and policy changes. Providers may register for SMS and email alerts to stay abreast with the latest procurement developments in their sectors.

    Providers may also advertise on the RoP and reach PDEs and other users with a more tgted message.

  1. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

    In consideration of your use of the RoP Services, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving the RoP Services under the laws of Uganda or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself and/or your organization as prompted by the RoP Service's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or RoP has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, RoP has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the RoP Services (or any portion thereof).

  1. RoP PRIVACY POLICY

    Registration Data and certain other information about you are subject to our applicable privacy policy. You understand that through your use of the RoP Services you consent to the collection and use of the information you supply about yourself and your organization, including the transfer of this information to Uganda and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by RoP and its authorized agents.

  1. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

    You will receive a password and user name upon completing the RoP Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify RoP of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. RoP cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 5.

  1. USER CONDUCT

    You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not RoP, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the RoP Services. RoP does not control the Content posted via the RoP Services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the RoP Services, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will RoP be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the RoP Services.

    You agree to not use the RoP Services to:

    1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
    2. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an RoP official, PDE, Provider or Government official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
    3. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the RoP Service;
    4. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
    5. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
    6. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as advertising spaces) that are designated for such purpose;
    7. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
    8. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the RoP Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
    9. interfere with or disrupt the RoP Services or servers or netWorks connected to the RoP Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of netWorks connected to the RoP Services, including using any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers;
    10. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law any regulations having the force of law;
    11. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; and/or
    12. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs a through k above.

    You acknowledge that RoP may or may not pre-screen Content, but that RoP and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any Content that is available via the RoP Services. Without limiting the foregoing, RoP and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by RoP or submitted to RoP, including without limitation information in RoP user profiles, advertisements and in all other parts of the RoP Services.

    You acknowledge, consent and agree that RoP may access, preserve and disclose your profile information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the TOS; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of RoP , its users and the public.

    You understand that the RoP and software embodied within the RoP may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by RoP and/or content providers who provide content to the RoP . You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the RoP. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the RoP, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.

  1. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE RoP Services

    RoP does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the RoP. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the RoP, you grant RoP the worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s) to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, and publicly display such Content on the RoP.

    "Publicly accessible" areas of the RoP are those areas of the RoP that are intended by RoP to be available to the general public.

  1. CONTRIBUTIONS TO RoP

    By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") to RoP through its suggestion or feedback webpages, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) RoP is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) RoP shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) RoP may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) your Contributions automatically become the property of RoP without any obligation of RoP to you; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from RoP under any circumstances.

  1. INDEMNITY

    You agree to indemnify and hold RoP and its agents, affiliates, officers, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable lawyers' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit, modify or otherwise make available through the RoP, your use of the RoP, your connection to the RoP, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

  1. NO COMMERCIAL REUSE OF RoP Services

    You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion or use of, or access to, the RoP (including Content, advertisements, Software and your RoP user ID).

  1. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE

    You acknowledge that RoP may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the RoP, including without limitation the maximum number of days that messages or other uploaded Content will be retained by the RoP, the maximum number of messages that may be sent from or received by a profile on the RoP, the maximum size of any message that may be sent from or received by an account on the RoP Services, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on RoP's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the RoP in a given period of time. You agree that RoP has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the RoP. You acknowledge that RoP reserves the right to log off profiles that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that RoP reserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.

  1. MODIFICATIONS TO RoP Services

    RoP reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the RoP (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that RoP shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the RoP (or any part thereof).

  1. TERMINATION

    You may terminate your RoP account, any associated email address and access to the RoP Services by submitting such termination request to RoP Secretariat.

    You agree that RoP may, without prior notice, immediately terminate, limit your access to or suspend your RoP account, any associated email address, and access to the RoP Services. Cause for such termination, limitation of access or suspension shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the TOS or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b)requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) discontinuance or material modification to the RoP Services (or any part thereof), (d) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (e) extended periods of inactivity, (f) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities, and/or (g) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with the RoP Services. Further, you agree that all terminations, limitations of access and suspensions for cause shall be made in RoP's sole discretion and that RoP shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the RoP Services.

    Termination of your RoP account includes any or all of the following: (a) removal of access to all or part of the offerings within the RoP Services, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring of further use of all or part of the RoP Services.

  1. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS

    Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the RoP Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or Services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that RoP shall not be 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 RoP Services.

  1. LINKS

    The RoP Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that RoP is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that RoP shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or Services available on or through any such site or resource.

  1. RoP'S PRoPRIETARY RIGHTS

    You acknowledge and agree that the RoP Services and any necessary software used in connection with the RoP Services ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in advertisements or information presented to you through the RoP Services or by advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as exprescty permitted by applicable law or as authorized by RoP or the applicable licensor (such as an advertiser), you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform or create derivative Works based on the RoP Services, such Content or the Software, in whole or in part.

    RoP grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the RoP Services. You agree not to access the RoP Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by RoP for use in accessing the RoP Services.

  1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

    YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

    1. YOUR USE OF THE RoP Services AND SOFTWARE ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE RoP Services AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. RoP AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
    2. RoP AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE RoP Services OR SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE RoP Services OR SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE RoP Services OR SOFTWARE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, Services, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE RoP Services OR SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
    3. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE RoP Services OR SOFTWARE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, INTERNET ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR DISPLAY DEVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
    4. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM RoP OR THROUGH OR FROM THE RoP Services OR SOFTWARE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.
    5. A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USINg tHE RoP SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USINg tHE RoP SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE RoP Services AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USINg tHE RoP SERVICE: DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS.
  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT RoP AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF RoP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE RoP SERVICE; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND Services; (c) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (d) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE RoP SERVICE; OR (e) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATINg tO THE RoP SERVICE.

  1. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 18 AND 19 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  1. SPECIAL ADMONITION FOR RoP Services RELATINg tO FINANCIAL MATTERS

    If you intend to create or join any service, receive or request any news, messages, alerts or other information from the RoP Services concerning companies, share quotes, investments or securities, please read the above Sections 18 and 19 again. They go doubly for you. In addition, for this type of information particularly, the phrase "Let the investor beware" is apt. The RoP Service is provided for informational purposes only, and no Content included in the RoP is intended for trading or investing purposes. RoP and its licensors shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the RoP, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions based on such information.

  1. NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES

    You agree that, except as otherwise exprescty provided in this TOS, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.

  1. NOTICE

    RoP may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the TOS, including by but not limited to email, regular mail, SMS, MMS, text message, postings on the RoP Services, or other reasonable means now known or hereafter developed. Such notices may not be received if you violate this TOS by accessing the RoP Services in an unauthorized manner. Your agreement to this TOS constitutes your agreement that you are deemed to have received any and all notices that would have been delivered had you accessed the RoP Services in an authorized manner.

  1. TRADEMARK INFORMATION

    You agree that all of RoP's trademarks, trade names, service marks and other RoP logos and brand features, and product and service names are trademarks and the property of RoP. Without RoP's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner the RoP Marks.

  1. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PRoPERTY INFRINGEMENT

    RoP respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. RoP may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide notify the RoP.

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

    Entire Agreement. The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and RoP and governs your use of the RoP Services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other RoP Services, affiliate Services, third-party content or third-party software.

    Choice of Law. You and RoP each agree that the TOS and the relationship between the parties shall be governed by the laws of Uganda.

    Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of RoP to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.

    No Right of Survivorship and Non-Transferability. You agree that your RoP account is non-transferable and any rights to your RoP ID or contents within your account terminate upon your death, winding up or closure of operations. Upon receipt of a copy of a death certificate or other termination of business notice, your account may be terminated and all contents therein permanently deleted.

    Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the RoP Services or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

    The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

  1. VIOLATIONS

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