General Terms and Conditions of Use

A – Introduction

Rootz Closet eShop (“Rootz Closet” or “we”) operates an ecommerce platform consisting of a website, available via Internet and mobile (“eShop”) for the sale and purchase of consumer products in Nigeria (“territory”).
These general terms and conditions shall apply to buyers on the eShop and shall govern your use of the eShop and any related services.
By using our eShop, you accept these general terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these general terms and conditions or any part of these general terms and conditions, you must not use our eShop.
If you use our eShop in the course of a business or other organizational project, then by so doing you:

  • confirm that you have obtained the necessary authority to agree to these general terms and conditions;
  • bind both yourself and the person, company or other legal entity that operates that business or organizational project, to these general terms and conditions; and
  • agree that “you” in these general terms and conditions shall reference both the individual user and the relevant person, company or legal entity unless the context requires otherwise.

B – Registration and account

  1. You may not register with our eShop if you are under 18 years of age (by using our eShop or agreeing to these general terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age).
  2. You may register for an account with our eShop by completing and submitting the registration form on our eShop.
  3. You represent and warrant that all information provided in the registration form is complete and accurate.
  4. If you register for an account with our eShop, you will be asked to provide an email address/user ID and password and you agree to:
    • keep your password confidential;
    • notify us in writing immediately (using our contact details provided at section T) if you become aware of any disclosure of your password; and
    • be responsible for any activity on our eShop arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and that you may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
  5. Your account shall be used exclusively by you and you shall not transfer your account to any third party. If you authorize any third party to manage your account on your behalf this shall be at your own risk.
  6. We may suspend or cancel your account, and/or edit your account details, at any time in our sole discretion and without notice or explanation, providing that if we cancel any products or services you have paid for but not received, and you have not breached these general terms and conditions, we will refund you in respect of the same.
  7. You may cancel your account on our eShop by contacting us as provided at section T.

C – Terms and conditions of sale

  1. You acknowledge and agree that:
    • the eShop provides an online location for buyers to purchase products;
    • a contract for the sale and purchase of a product or products will come into force between the buyer and the eShop, and accordingly you commit to buying the relevant product or products, upon the buyer’s confirmation of purchase via the eShop.
  2. Subject to these general terms and conditions, the following provisions will be incorporated into the contract of sale and purchase between the buyer and the seller:
    • the price for a product will be as stated in the relevant product listing;
    • the price for the product must include all taxes and comply with applicable laws in force from time to time;
    • delivery charges, packaging charges, handling charges, administrative charges, insurance costs, other ancillary costs and charges, will only be payable by the buyer if this is expressly and clearly stated in the product listing;
    • products will be of satisfactory quality, fit and safe for any purpose specified in, and conform in all material respects to, the product listing and any other description of the products supplied or made available to the buyer; and
    • the eShop warrants that it has good title to, and is the sole legal and beneficial owner of, the products, and that the products are not subject to any third party rights or restrictions including in respect of third party intellectual property rights and/or any criminal, insolvency or tax investigation or proceedings.

D – Returns and refunds

Acceptance of returns shall be in our discretion, subject to compliance with applicable laws of the territory.

E – Payments

You must make payments due under these general terms and conditions.

F – Rules about your content

  1. In these general terms and conditions, “your content” means:
    • all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you may submit to our eShop for storage or publication, processing by, or onward transmission; and
    • all communications on the eShop, including product reviews, feedback and comments.
  2. Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these general terms and conditions, must be accurate, complete and truthful.
  3. Your content must be appropriate, civil and tasteful, and accord with generally accepted standards of etiquette and behaviour on the internet, and must not:
    • be offensive, obscene, indecent, pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;
    • depict violence in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner; or
    • be blasphemous, in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
    • be deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory;
    • cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person; or
    • constitute spam.
  4. Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, infringe any person’s legal rights, or be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law). Your content must not infringe or breach:
    • any copyright, moral right, database right, trademark right, design right, right in passing off or other intellectual property right;
    • any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
    • any contractual obligation owed to any person; or
    • any court order
  5. You must not use our eShop to link to any website or web page consisting of or containing material that would, were it posted on our eShop, breach the provisions of these general terms and conditions.
  6. You must not submit to our eShop any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
  7. The review function on the eShop may be used to facilitate buyer reviews on products. You shall not use the review function or any other form of communication to provide inaccurate, inauthentic or fake reviews.
  8. You must not interfere with a transaction by:
    (i) contacting another user to buy or sell an item listed on the eShop outside of the eShop;
    or (ii) communicating with a user involved in an active or completed transaction to warn them away from a particular buyer, seller or item;
    or (iii) contacting another user with the intent to collect any payments.
  9. You acknowledge that all users of the eShop are solely responsible for interactions that may occur with other users and you shall exercise caution and good judgment in your communication with users. You shall not send them personal information including credit card details.
  10. We may periodically review your content and we reserve the right to remove any content in our discretion for any reason whatsoever.
  11. If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our eShop, or any material or activity that breaches these general terms and conditions, you may inform us by contacting us as provided at section T.

G – Use of website and mobile applications

  1. In this section G, words “eShop” and “website” shall be used interchangeably to refer to our website, including its mobile version.
  2. You may:
    • view pages from our website in a web browser;
    • download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;
    • print pages from our website for your own personal and noncommercial use, providing that such printing is not systematic or excessive;
    • stream audio and video files from our website using the media player on our website; and
    • use our services by means of a web browser,subject to the other provisions of these general terms and conditions.
  3. Except as expressly permitted by section G.2 or the other provisions of these general terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.
  4. You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes in respect of purchasing products.
  5. Except as expressly permitted by these general terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.
  6. Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
    • republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
    • sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
    • show any material from our website in public;
    • exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
    • redistribute material from our website.
  7. Notwithstanding section G.6, you may forward links to products on our website and redistribute our newsletter and promotional materials in print and electronic form to any person.
  8. We reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to our website, to areas of our website and/or to functionality upon our website. We may, for example, suspend access to the website during server maintenance or when we update the website. You must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on the website.
  9. You must not:
    • use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability, accessibility, integrity or security of the website;
    • use our website in any way that is unethical, unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
    • hack or otherwise tamper with our website;
    • probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our website without our permission;
    • circumvent any authentication or security systems or processes on or relating to our website;
    • use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
    • impose an unreasonably large load on our website resources (including bandwidth, storage capacity and processing capacity);
    • decrypt or decipher any communications sent by or to our website without our permission;
    • conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;
    • access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;
    • use our website except by means of our public interfaces;
    • violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website;
    • use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing); or
    • do anything that interferes with the normal use of our website.

H – Copyright and trademarks

  1. Subject to the express provisions of these general terms and conditions:
    • we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
    • all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.
  2. Our logos and our other registered and unregistered trademarks are trademarks belonging to us; we give no permission for the use of these trademarks, and such use may constitute an infringement of our rights.
  3. The third party registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks on our website are the property of their respective owners and we do not endorse and are not affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such we cannot grant any license to exercise such rights.

I – Data Privacy

  1. Buyers agree to processing of their personal data in accordance with the terms of our Privacy and Cookie Policy.
  2. We shall process all personal data obtained through the eShop and related services in accordance with the terms of our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

J – Limitations and exclusions of liability

  1. Nothing in these general terms and conditions will:
    • limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
    • exclude any liabilities or statutory rights that may not be excluded under applicable law.
  2. The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this section J and elsewhere in these general terms and conditions:
    • are subject to section J.1; and
    • govern all liabilities arising under these general terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these general terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these general terms and conditions.
  3. In respect of the services offered to you free of charge we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage of any nature whatsoever.
  4. Our aggregate liability to you in respect of any contract to provide services to you under these general terms and conditions shall not exceed the total amount paid and payable to us under the contract. Each separate transaction on the eShop shall constitute a separate contract for the purpose of this section J.4.
  5. Notwithstanding section J.4 above, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage of any nature, including in respect of:
    • any losses occasioned by any interruption or dysfunction to the website;
    • any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control;
    • any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill;
    • any loss or corruption of any data, database or software; or
    • any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
  6. We accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the eShop or these general terms and conditions (this will not limit or exclude the liability of the entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).
  7. Our eShop includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations. We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

K – Indemnification

You hereby indemnify us, and undertake to keep us indemnified, against:

  • any and all losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to any third party in settlement of a claim or dispute) incurred or suffered by us and arising directly or indirectly out of your use of our eShop or any breach by you of any provision of these general terms and conditions or our codes, policies or guidelines; and
  • any VAT liability or other tax liability that we may incur in relation to any sale, supply or purchase made through our eShop, where that liability arises out of your failure to pay, withhold, declare or register to pay any VAT or other tax properly due in any jurisdiction.

L – Breaches of these general terms and conditions

  1. If we permit the registration of an account on our eShop it will remain open indefinitely, subject to these general terms and conditions.
  2. If you breach these general terms and conditions, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these general terms and conditions or any of our codes, policies or guidelines in any way we may:
    • temporarily suspend your access to our eShop;
    • permanently prohibit you from accessing our eShop;
    • block computers using your IP address from accessing our eShop;
    • contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our eShop;
    • suspend or delete your account on our eShop; and/or
    • commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise.
  3. Where we suspend, prohibit or block your access to our eShop or a part of our eShop you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

M – Entire Agreement

These general terms and conditions and our codes, policies and guidelines shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our eShop and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our eShop.

N – Hierarchy

Should these general terms and conditions, and our codes, policies and guidelines be in conflict, these terms and conditions, and our codes, policies and guidelines shall prevail in the order here stated.

O – Variation

  1. We may revise these general terms and conditions, and our codes, policies and guidelines from time to time.
  2. The revised general terms and conditions shall apply from the date of publication on the eShop.

P – Severability

  1. If a provision of these general terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
  2. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these general terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Q – Assignment

  1. You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these general terms and conditions.
  2. You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these general terms and conditions.

R – Third party rights

  1. A contract under these general terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
  2. The exercise of the parties’ rights under a contract under these general terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

S – Law and jurisdiction

  1. These general terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the territory.
  2. Any disputes relating to these general terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the territory.

T – Our company details

This eShop is operated by

Ruth Akawe, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

You can contact us by using our eShop contact form.

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