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GBA Online Software: T&C.

Terms and Conditions of use

This portal, website, social media platform, blog, vlog, online data/discussion forum, mobile app (the "Site") has been designed and provided by the Ghana Bar Association (GBA). Use of the Site, howsoever your means of access, use, interaction or participation and whatsoever your duration of access, use, interaction or participation, is governed by these terms and conditions ("T&C").

This T&C is a browse-wrap contract between the GBA and yourself; which means that by merely visiting the Site you are deemed to have read this contract, that you accept the T&C, that you agree to abide by them, and that you agree to be bound by its terms. This agreement together with all revisions and modifications constitute the entire agreement between the GBA and yourself. If you are unable or not willing to accept these Terms and Conditions you may immediately exit, terminate, close or log out and not use the Site.


Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Site without notice.

While the GBA shall endeavour always to keep the Site up and running, there may be times when the Site may be completely out of use, shut down or intermittently inaccessible to some or all users.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification symbol, code, passphrase, password, token or any other piece of information as part of our access security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you may not disclose it to any other person. We have the right to disable any user access security procedure or code, whether chosen by you or provided by us, if in our opinion you have not complied with any of the provisions of these terms of use.


As permitted by law, this Site together with its contents is provided on "as is" basis. We disclaim all representations, assumptions or warranties, express or implied, with respect to this Site or the information, content, products, output, services, references or linkages included in this Site including warranties of merchantability and fitness for any purpose. We make no representation or warrant of any kind that the information retrievable or accessible via this Site is accurate, complete, up-to-date or current. Under no circumstances, as fully permitted by law, shall the GBA or any of its officers, hires, contractors, agents or employees be liable for any loss, injury, pain, cost or damage howsoever incurred or arising suffered as a result of any use of or interaction with this Site or its information, content, products, output, services, references or linkages.

We make no guarantees whatsoever that the Site is free from bugs, errors, worms, viruses or malware in general. You accept that the protection of your computer systems or means of access to this Site from the effects of any malware is your responsibility wholly and solely.


Links or references to any third party sites do not imply any endorsement or approval by the GBA of the materials, contents or output of such websites.


The GBA accepts no liability for any claims, penalties, loss or expenses arising from: any reliance placed on the content of the Site, the use or inability to use the Site, the downloading of any information from the Site – whether placed on the Site by the GBA or another user, or any unauthorised access to or alteration to the Site.


The content of the Site (all text and artwork included without limitation) is protected by copyright. The copyright is owned by the GBA or is otherwise licensed from a third party for use by the GBA.

You may view or download any part of the Site for private purposes, but you are not permitted, without our permission, to:

  • store the Site, or any part of the Site, for any other purpose;
  • compile or recompose or recombine contents of the Site or any part thereof, for any other purpose;
  • print copies of the Site, or any part of the Site, for any other purpose;
  • reproduce, copy or transmit the Site, or any part of the Site, in any way, for any other purpose or in any other medium.

All other rights which are not specifically granted are reserved.

Privacy notice

On visiting or using the Site we sometimes need to collect information on you or about you. We are committed to preserving your privacy. How we use this information is explained in our privacy policy which you may access on this Site by clicking here. You agree that we use this information collected on you or about you to serve you or the larger body of lawyers in Ghana, the judicial service of Ghana, users or potential users of the court or judicial system of Ghana.

Publishing through the Site

Without specifically targeting you using your personal data, you agree that the GBA may publish advertising and promotional content for the sole purpose of raising funds for the GBA.

If you wish to publish, promote any material or sell merchandise through the Site, please be aware that other terms and conditions in addition to this T&C may apply to such publications.

Uploading material to the Site

Other than information that personally identify you and your date of birth, which is covered under our Privacy Policy, any content or material you transmit or post to the Site is deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. We shall have no obligations with respect to your content and materials and shall have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content or material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any content or material:

  • which you know or ought to know that it is inaccurate, untrue or misleading; or
  • which constitutes an unauthorized posting of personal information (Bar number, names, address, phone number, email, etc.) of other users; or
  • that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
  • for which you have not obtained the necessary licences or approvals; or
  • which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to any law or principle of equity or infringe the rights of any third party; or
  • which is harmful in any way (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software, harmful data, harmful solicitation, social engineering or malware of any kind); or
  • which is advertising or other commercial solicitations without permission; or
  • which constitutes opinions of fictitious or third parties.

You may not misuse the Site (including, without limitation, by hacking).

You are prohibited from using bots or any other unembodied robotic or artificial intelligence software in completing forms on this Site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on the Site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the provisions set out above or for any other reason whatsoever. In addition, we shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of the provisions set out above.

Storing your information

You agree to our use of cloud servers procured for the use of the GBA to store your personal data.

You agree to our employment of third-party companies for services that will enhance the quality, service and functionality of the services available on our Site.

Online transactions

We accept information from you to effect online payment for services that you order on our Site. All payment transactions will be encrypted.

We deem it your sole responsibility to ensure that it is safe to handover your personal information for online payment, such as your card details, before you proceed to handover such information to our Site. You must always ensure to abide by the security protocols or measures of your bank or online payment service provider before you handover your online payment details to our Site.


Where you have chosen or where we have given you a password to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password safe and confidential. You must not share a password with anyone. And change your password very often to ensure it continues to remain confidential. Change your password and notify us as soon as you believe your password has been stolen or compromised in any way.


We reserve the right to amend or replace this T&C at any time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the Site.

Your use of the Site shall indicate your acceptance of any modifications made at any time.

When data or information pertaining to you changes, we deem it your sole responsibility to take steps to inform us and to ensure that such changes are effected on our Site.


The T&C shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of Ghana and any disputes that may arise will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Ghana.

Continued use of Site

  • Access to the Site is at the sole discretion of the GBA. We retain the right to block, remove, edit or reject postings or suspend access as we deem appropriate.
  • Posts, content or other material which is deemed inappropriate by the site administrators or appropriate team managers may be deleted upon discovery. Users who violate this T&C in any way may lose their accounts permanently.


Please get in touch with us if you have any queries using the following contact details.

e-mail: info@ghanabar.org


H/NO. 5,
2nd Ave. State House Road,
South-East Ridge, Adjacent to Ghana International Press Centre,
Accra, Ghana.

Revised November 30, 2018.