Stake experts | Terms of use

Last Update: 02.01.2018

Stake experts is a consulting company specialized in analyzing political, security and law issues bound to investment and business in Africa.

Stake experts, operates and makes available the website as well as subdomain websites to users (‘visitors’) under the following terms of use and privacy policy.

  1. Agreement to the terms of use

The websites may contain articles, reports, events, downloads, topics of interest pages and other products that may be available from time to time. Any person that accesses or uses the websites agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions detailed here. The terms below contain conditions, disclaimers and other provisions, some of which limit Stake experts’ liability. Any person that does not agree or comply with these terms should not access or use the websites.

  1. Appropriate use

Any use of the websites by visitors that limit or constrict the availability or quality of the websites’ features is prohibited. Stake experts reserves the right to take any actions required to enforce this.

Visitors shall not use the websites to post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials. Visitors shall not use the websites in any way that may violate third party rights including, but not limited to, copyrights or privacy. Visitors shall not access or attempt to access the websites using interfaces aside from the ones provided by the websites.

Visitors may provide personal information as part of the registration to access and use some of the features on the websites as members, partners, contributors, subscribers, participants or similar. Information provided for registration must be accurate. Stake experts reserves the right to verify and deny access when data is incomplete, incorrect or inappropriate.

  1. Disclaimer

The websites are provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ with no express or implied warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement and title.

Stake experts disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to visitors’ use of the site. Visitors assume total responsibility for their use of the site and any linked sites. If this disclaimer is not enforceable under applicable law, it may be modified at Stake experts’ discretion to a form that is enforceable.

Stake experts expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partially in reliance upon the contents of the websites.

Stake experts is not liable for any damage or corruption caused by viruses (or similar mechanisms such as worms, lock outs, metering, or self-destruct mechanisms) on computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting, using and/or downloading data of any kind from the websites. Visitors are personally responsible for protecting their equipment appropriately from viruses and other risks on the Internet.

Stake experts reserves the right, at its sole discretion, but disclaims the obligation, to monitor and/or remove any content.

  1. Website content

Stake experts publishes regular content by its staff, consultants and third-party sources on

All content copyright as a whole is vested in Stake experts and the authors of the content, and may be republished under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence:

  • Attribution: Visitors must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse the visitor or their use of the work).
  • No additional restrictions: Visitors may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Opinions expressed on the websites do not necessarily reflect those of Stake experts, its Trustees, members of the Advisory Council or partners. Authors contribute its content in their personal capacity.

Stake experts values intellectual integrity and the highest standards of academic conduct. Stake experts considers any form of plagiarism as a serious offence. Should a visitor suspect any form of plagiarism, contact with exact details of the suspected plagiarism and links to the original source.

Stake experts reserves the right to ‘repackage’ content for distribution through electronic channels of communication.

Stake experts reserves proprietary rights over the websites’ template, including its layout, structure and architecture.

Stake experts’ name and logo cannot be used without express written permission. Written permission can be requested via email to

  1. Links to other websites

Links on the websites may connect visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to Stake experts or under its control. Stake experts is not responsible for the content of external or third party websites that may be accessible or displayed through external links on Stake experts websites. The presence of these external links does not represent Stake experts’ endorsement of the views or content of these third party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on Stake experts websites is done at the sole risk of the visitor, and Stake experts expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.

  1. Links to this website

The visitor may use a link to Stake experts websites provided the visitor does so in a way that indicates that the link is to Stake experts websites and is fair and not misleading.

Visitors may not integrate or make use of all or part of the websites in ways that would confuse or mislead other visitors as to the nature and origin of the websites’ content.

  1. Amendments

Stake experts may amend these terms of use at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon notice being provided to the visitor. Notice may be provided on the websites itself, and after posting of the notice, the visitor’s continued use of the website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified terms of use.

  1. Waiver and severability of terms of use

The failure of Stake experts to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms of use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these terms of use 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’ intention as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of these terms of use shall remain in full force and effect.

  1. Applicable law

These terms of use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of Benin, under the exclusion of any international treaty and under exclusion of any conflicts of laws principles. Exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Cotonou, Benin.

  1. Contact

For questions or concerns regarding these terms of use, contact Stake experts at

Stake experts | Privacy Policy

Last Update: 02.01.2018

This privacy statement contains the privacy practices for all Stake experts websites.

Stake experts is committed to internet privacy and would like visitors to be well informed about the gathering and use of their information through these websites.

The following forms essential parts of Stake experts’s privacy policy:

  • Monitoring of general trends in the use of the websites but no tracking of individual visitors
  • No collection of information concerning visitors unless that information is voluntarily disclosed, for example by signing up as a member, subscriber, participant or similar, or subscribing to updates from the website
  • No selling or renting of information voluntarily disclosed to Stake experts nor sharing of it with any third parties
  • Individuals and partners will only be contacted by Stake experts for purposes related to the work of the organisation
  • At any time, visitors signed up for specific services can cancel or modify their information
  • This privacy policy is incorporated into the websites’ terms of use. Any person that uses the websites or registers on the websites acknowledges that he or she has read and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the terms of use and privacy policy. Any visitor that uses or accesses the websites agrees and consents to the collection of personal information in the manner outlined in this privacy policy.
  1. Data collection

The websites collect two categories of information:

  • General information: The websites automatically collect non-personally identifiable information using the websites’ cookies to monitor visitor usage patterns and information. The only information the websites collect from a normal visit is the IP address, domain name, browser and type of machine used, referring websites, downloaded files, requested pages and time and date of those requests using Google Analytics website tracking cookies (Google privacy policy).
  • Personal information: In order to access certain features, visitors may be asked to submit information such as their name and e-mail address. This information is only collected where provided on a voluntary basis through the completion of one of Stake experts forms by the visitor and is kept in databases and mailing lists. The mailing list is managed by MailChimp and is subject to MailChimp security and privacy policy as well as MailChimp Terms.
  1. Use of Information

Stake experts analyses browsing patterns and usage trends of the websites’ visitors with the general information collected. Stake experts periodically summarizes and analyses these log files to learn how visitors use content on the website. This information is used to allocate resources effectively and improve the content, organization and performance of Stake experts websites. This process does not collect, store or use personally-identifying information such as name, address, telephone number or email address.

  1. Use of cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information that a web server asks a visitor’s browser to store on the visitor’s local computer; later their browser presents this information to the web server. In its simplest form, a cookie is an identifying number.

Stake experts websites use cookies from Google Analytics for website usage tracking. All requests for pages are tagged with a unique numerical ID, and by analyzing log files via Google Analytics, Stake experts can determine how many unique visitors used the website, the navigation route and content viewed across websites.

Stake experts does not know the identity of a person based on the numerical ID. The cookies used on the websites do not contain any personal information about visitors nor are they used to look up personal information about visitors, even if visitors have entered information about themselves in one of Stake experts’ registration forms.

Additional cookies may be used from time to time to, inter alia, monitor new visitors to the websites, promote specific content and create call to action campaigns.

  1. Security

Any information provided to Stake experts by visitors of the websites is handled with due care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this policy, or in any site/area-specific policies, or in ways to which visitors have not explicitly consented.

Stake experts employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on Stake experts systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. When visitors submit sensitive information via the websites, such information is encrypted and protected with SSL encryption.

All Stake experts employees who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

  1. Retention of personal information

Stake experts will retain visitors’ personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

  1. Electronic mail

When a visitor sends Stake experts personal identifying information via email (that is, in a message containing a question or a comment, or by filling out a form that emails Stake experts this information), Stake experts uses it to respond to visitors’ requests.

Stake experts may forward visitors email to other employees of Stake experts (including affiliates or consultants) who are better able to answer visitors’ questions. Stake experts does not retain or distribute lists of email addresses to any parties outside of Stake experts (including partner organizations). Stake experts does not distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any outside parties. Information collected via email will be retained at Stake experts’ sole discretion in a directly readable form as long as necessary to complete Stake experts’ response.

  1. External links

The websites contain links to other websites that are not operated or maintained by Stake experts and are not covered by this privacy policy. Visitors should be aware that the links on Stake experts’ websites are provided only for visitors’ convenience. Stake experts has no control over, makes no promises or warranties of any kind with regards to, and has no responsibility or liability for, the content of any other websites or their privacy policies, their use of cookies, or the way they collect, save, store or use information. Visitors should review the privacy policy of each website they visit.

  1. Agreement and notification of amendments

By using this website, a visitor signifies his/her agreement with Stake experts’ privacy policy.

Stake experts reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this privacy policy at any time. Visitors continued use of these websites following changes to these terms means that visitors accepts those changes.

  1. Applicable law and venue of jurisdiction

This privacy policy shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of Benin, under the exclusion of any international treaty and under exclusion of any conflicts of laws principles. The place of jurisdiction shall be Cotonou.

  1. Contact

For questions or concerns regarding Stake experts’s privacy policy, please contact Stake experts at