Terms of Service
Facesofnaija builds technologies and services that enable people to connect with each other, build communities and grow businesses. These Terms govern your use of Facesofnaija, Xpression and the other products, features, apps, services, technologies and software that we offer, except where we expressly state that separate terms (and not these) apply. These Products are provided to you by
We don't charge you to use Facesofnaija or the other products and services covered by these Terms.
Instead, businesses and organisations pay us to show you ads for their products and services. By
using our Products, you agree that we can show you ads that we think will be relevant to you and
your interests. We use your personal data to help determine which ads to show you.
We don't sell your personal data to advertisers, and we don't share information that directly
identifies you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) with advertisers
unless you give us specific permission. Instead, advertisers can tell us things such as the kind of
audience that they want to see their ads, and we show those ads to people who may be interested.
We provide advertisers with reports about the performance of their ads that help them understand
how people are interacting with their content. See Section 2 below to learn more.
Objectionable content Policy.
Facesofnaija Int'l LTD. maintains a zero tolerance policy regarding objectionable content.
Objectionable content may not be uploaded or displayed to the extent such content includes, is in conjunction with, or alongside any, objectionable content.
Objectionable content includes, but not limited to:
(i) sexually explicit materials;
(ii) obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, violent and / or unlawful content or profanity;
(iii) content that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary right, or that is deceptive or fraudulent;
(iv) content that promotes the use or sale of illegal or regulated substance, tobacco products, ammunition and/or firearms; and
(v) gambling, including without limitation, any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker. Any user can flag content they deem objectionable for review.
Content will be moderated by Facesofnaija Int'l LTD to ensure the timely removal of any and all objectionable content. User accounts which have been confirmed responsible for posting objectionable content will be restricted from access to the app.
Our Data Policy explains how we collect and use your personal data to determine some of the ads
that you see and provide all of the other services described below. You can also go to your settings
at any time to review the privacy choices that you have about how we use your data.
1. The services we provide
2. How our services are funded
3. Your commitments to Facesofnaija and our community
4. Additional provisions
5. Other Terms and Policies that may apply to you
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The services we provide
Our mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. To
help advance this mission, we provide the products and services described below to you:
Provide a personalised experience for you:
Your experience on Facesofnaija is unlike anyone else's: from the posts, stories, events, ads and
other content that you see in News Feed or our video platform to the Facesofnaija Pages that you
follow and other features you might use, such as Trending, Facesofnaija Marketplace and search. We
use the data that we have – for example, about the connections you make, the choices and settings
you select, and what you share and do on and off our Products – to personalise your experience.
Connect you with people and organisations that you care about:
We help you find and connect with people, groups, businesses, organisations and others that matter
to you across the Facesofnaija Products you use. We use the data we have to make suggestions for
you and others – for example, groups and communities to join, events to attend, Facesofnaija Pages
to follow or send a message to, shows to watch and people you may want to become friends with.
Stronger ties make for better communities, and we believe that our services are most useful when
people are connected to people, groups and organisations that they care about.
Empower you to express yourself and communicate about what matters to you:
There are many ways to express yourself on Facesofnaija and to communicate with friends, family
and others about what matters to you – for example, sharing status updates, photos, videos and
stories across the Facesofnaija Products that you use, sending messages to a friend or several
people, creating events or groups, or adding content to your profile. We have also developed, and
continue to explore, new ways for people to use technology, such as augmented reality and 360
video to create and share more expressive and engaging content on Facesofnaija Products.
Help you discover content, products and services that may interest you:
We show you ads, offers and other sponsored content to help you discover content, products and
services that are offered by the many businesses and organisations that use Facesofnaija and other
Products. Section 2 below explains this in more detail.
Combat harmful conduct, and protect and support our community:
People will only build community on Facesofnaija Products if they feel safe. We employ dedicated
teams around the world and develop advanced technical systems to detect misuse of our Products,
harmful conduct towards others and situations where we may be able to help support or protect our
community. If we learn of content or conduct such as this, we will take appropriate action – for
example, offering help, removing content, removing or restricting access to certain features,
disabling an account or contacting law enforcement. We share data with other Companies when we
detect misuse or harmful conduct by someone using one of our Products.
Use and develop advanced technologies to provide safe and functional services for everyone:
We use and develop advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning systems
and augmented reality so that people can use our Products safely regardless of physical ability or
geographic location. For example, technology such as this helps people who have visual impairments
understand what or who is in photos or videos shared on Facesofnaija. We develop automated
systems to improve our ability to detect and remove abusive and dangerous activity that may harm
our community and the integrity of our Products.
Research ways to make our services better:
We engage in research to develop, test and improve our Products. This includes analysing the data
we have about our users and understanding how people use our Products, for example by
conducting surveys and testing and troubleshooting new features. Our Data Policy explains how we
use data to support this research for the purposes of developing and improving our services.
Provide consistent and seamless experiences across the Facesofnaija Company Products:
Our Products help you find and connect with people, groups, businesses, organisations and others
that are important to you. We design our systems so that your experience is consistent and seamless
across the different Facesofnaija Company Products that you use. For example, we use data about
the people you engage with on Facesofnaija to make it easier for you to connect with them on
Xpression, and we enable you to communicate with businesses that you follow on Facesofnaija
Enable global access to our services:
To operate our global service, we need to store and distribute content and data in our data centres
and systems around the world, including outside your country of residence. This infrastructure may
be operated or controlled by Facesofnaija Platforms., or its affiliates.
2. How our services are funded
Instead of paying to use Facesofnaija and the other products and services we offer, by using the
Facesofnaija Products covered by these Terms, you agree that we can show you ads that businesses
and organisations pay us to promote on and off the Facesofnaija Company Products. We use your
personal data, such as information about your activity and interests, to show you ads that are more
relevant to you.
Protecting people's privacy is central to how we've designed our ad system. This means that we can
show you relevant and useful ads without telling advertisers who you are. We don't sell your
personal data. We allow advertisers to tell us things such as their business goal, and the kind of
audience that they want to see their ads (for example, people between the ages of 18-35 who like
football). We then show their ad to people who might be interested.
We also provide advertisers with reports about the performance of their ads to help them
understand how people are interacting with their content on and off Facesofnaija. For example, we
provide general demographic and interest information to advertisers (for example, that an ad was
seen by a woman between the ages of 25 and 34 who lives in Madrid and likes software engineering)
to help them better understand their audience. We don't share information that directly identifies
you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or
identifies who you are) unless you give us specific permission.
We collect and use your personal data in order to provide the services described above for you. You
can learn about how we collect and use your data in our Data Policy. You have controls over the
types of ads and advertisers you see, and the types of information we use to determine which ads
we show you.
3. Your commitments to Facesofnaija and our community
We provide these services to you and others to help advance our mission. In exchange, we need you
to make the following commitments:
Who can use Facesofnaija
When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more
accountable. For this reason, you must:
use the same name that you use in everyday life;
provide accurate information about yourself;
create only one account (your own) and use your timeline for personal purposes; and
not share your password, give access to your Facesofnaija account to others or transfer your account
to anyone else (without our permission).
We try to make Facesofnaija broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use Facesofnaija if:
You are under 13 years old (or the minimum legal age in your country to use our Products).
You are a convicted sex offender.
We've previously disabled your account for violations of our Terms or Policies.
You are prohibited from receiving our products, services or software under applicable laws.
What you can share and do on Facesofnaija Products
We want people to use Facesofnaija Products to express themselves and to share content that is
important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of
our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate
or support others in doing so):
You may not use our Products to do or share anything:
That violates these Terms, our Community Standards and other terms and policies that apply to your
use of our Products.
That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
That infringes or violates someone else's rights, including their intellectual property rights.
You may not upload viruses or malicious code, or do anything that could disable, overburden or
impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.
You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior
permission) or attempt to access data that you do not have permission to access.
We can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions.
If we remove content that you have shared in violation of our Community Standards, we'll let you
know and explain any options you have to request another review, unless you seriously or
repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our
community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services,
systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are
prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe
violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.
We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we determine that
doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to
The permissions you give us
We need certain permissions from you to provide our services:
Permission to use content that you create and share: Some content that you share or upload, such
as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws.
You own the intellectual property rights (things such as copyright or trademarks) in any such content
that you create and share on Facesofnaija. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to
your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.
However, to provide our services, we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a
‘licence') to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products
and services as described in Section 1 above.
Specifically, when you share, post or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on
or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable,
royalty-free and worldwide licence to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or
display, translate and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy and
application settings). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on Facesofnaija, you give us
permission to store, copy and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as
service providers that support our service. This licence will end when your content is deleted from
You can delete content individually or all at once by deleting your account. You can download a copy
of your data at any time before deleting your account.
When you delete content, it's no longer visible to other users; however, it may continue to exist
elsewhere on our systems where:
Immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations (in which case, your content will be
deleted within a maximum of 90 days from when you delete it);
your content has been used by others in accordance with this licence and they have not deleted it (in
which case, this licence will continue to apply until that content is deleted); or
Where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:
investigate or identify illegal activity or breaches of our Terms and Policies (for example, to identify
or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);
comply with a legal obligation, such as the preservation of evidence; or
comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government
in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which
it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis).
In each of the above cases, this licence will continue until the content has been fully deleted.
Permission to use your name, profile picture and information about your actions with ads and
sponsored content: You give us permission to use your name and profile picture and information
about actions that you have taken on Facesofnaija next to or in connection with ads, offers and
other sponsored content that we display across our Products, without any compensation to you. For
example, we may show your friends that you are interested in an advertised event or have liked a
Facesofnaija Page created by a brand that has paid us to display its ads on Facesofnaija. Ads like this
can be seen only by people who have your permission to see the actions that you've taken on
Permission to update software that you use or download: If you download or use our software, you
give us permission to download and install updates to the software where available.
Limits on using our intellectual property
If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our
Products (for example, images, designs, videos or sounds that we provide, which you add to content
that you create or share on Facesofnaija), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can
only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) as expressly permitted by our Brand
Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or
permission under an open-source licence) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile or
otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.
4. Additional provisions
Updating our Terms
We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better
for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to
accurately reflect our services and practices. We will only make changes if the provisions are no
longer appropriate or if they are incomplete, and only if the changes are reasonable and take due
account of your interests.
We will notify you (for example, by email or through our Products) at least 30 days before we make
changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect,
unless changes are required by law. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by
them if you continue to use our Products.
We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms
and no longer want to be a part of the Facesofnaija community, you can delete your account at any
2. Account suspension or termination
We want Facesofnaija to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and
share their thoughts and ideas.
If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies,
including in particular our Community Standards, we may suspend or permanently disable access to
your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's
intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons.
Where we take such action, we'll let you know and explain any options you have to request a review,
unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise
or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; or where we
are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal
You can learn more about what you can do if your account has been disabled and how to contact us
if you think that we have disabled your account by mistake.
If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you
and us, but the following provisions will remain in place: 3, 4.2-4.5.
3. Limits on liability
We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who
uses them. Our Products, however, are provided "as is", and we make no guarantees that they will
always be safe, secure or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays or
imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people
and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or
offline) or any content that they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful and
other objectionable content).
We cannot predict when issues may arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited
to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstances will we be liable to
you 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 or the Facesofnaija Products,
even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If
a dispute does arise, however, it's useful to know upfront where it can be resolved and what laws
If you are a consumer, the laws of the country in which you reside will apply to any claim, cause of
action or dispute that you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the
Facesofnaija Products, and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in that country that
has jurisdiction over the claim.
These Terms (formerly known as the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities) make up the entire
agreement between you and Facesofnaija Platforms. regarding your use of our Products. They
supersede any prior agreements.
Some of the Products that we offer are also governed by supplemental Terms. If you use any of
those Products, supplemental terms will be made available and will become part of our agreement
with you. For instance, if you access or use our Products for commercial or business purposes, such
as buying ads, selling products, developing apps, managing a group or Page for your business, or
using our measurement services, you must agree to our Commercial Terms. If you post or share
content containing music, you must comply with our Music Guidelines. To the extent that any
supplemental Terms conflict with these Terms, the supplemental Terms shall govern to the extent of
If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full
force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any
amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our
You may designate a person (called a legacy contact) to manage your account if it is memorialised.
Only your legacy contact or a person who you have identified in a valid will or similar document
expressing clear consent to disclose your content upon death or incapacity will be able to seek
disclosure from your account after it is memorialised.
These Terms do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights. All of our rights and obligations under
these Terms are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, or
by operation of law or otherwise.
You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain
circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the
name that you use in everyday life). We will inform you in advance if we have to do this and explain
We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But
you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you,
and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
5. Other Terms and Policies that may apply to you
Community Standards: These guidelines outline our standards regarding the content that you post
to Facesofnaija and your activity on Facesofnaija and other Facesofnaija Products.
Commercial Terms: These Terms apply if you also access or use our Products for any commercial or
business purpose, including advertising, operating an app on our Platform, using our measurement
services, managing a group, community or a Page for a business, or selling goods or services.
Advertising Policies: These policies specify what types of ad content are allowed by partners who
advertise across the facesofnaija Products.
Self-serve Ad Terms: These Terms apply when you use self-serve advertising interfaces to create,
submit or deliver advertising or other commercial or sponsored activity or content.
Facesofnaija Pages, Groups, community and Events Policy: These guidelines apply if you create or
administer a Facesofnaija Page, group, community or event, or if you use Facesofnaija to
communicate or administer a promotion.
Facesofnaija Platform Terms: These guidelines outline the Policies that apply to your use of our
platform (for example, for developers or operators of a platform application or website or if you use
Developer Payment Terms: These Terms apply to developers of applications that use Facesofnaija
Community Payment Terms: These terms apply to payments made on or through Facesofnaija
Commerce Policies: These guidelines outline the Policies that apply when you offer products and
services for sale on Facesofnaija.
Facesofnaija brand resources: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to use of Facesofnaija
trademarks, logos and screenshots.
Music guidelines: These guidelines outline the policies that apply if you post or share content
containing music on Facesofnaija Products.
Live Policies: These policies apply to all content broadcast to Facesofnaija Live.