1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Access to and use of www.gulfinthemedia.com (the "site") and the related services (the "Services") is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By accessing the site you agree to accept these Terms and Conditions in full. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions you must exit the site immediately.
2. Changes to Terms and Conditions
The Gulf Research Center, with its principal place of business at 303 Sheikh Rashid Road , Dubai, United Arab Emirates ("GRC"), reserves the right to add to or change/modify these Terms and Conditions. Any changes will be posted to the Terms and Conditions page of the GRC website and it is your responsibility as a user to refer to the Terms and Conditions on accessing the site. Such changes shall take effect immediately upon notice being given and continued use by you after the changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
3. Copyright and Trademarks
3.1 Unless otherwise stated, copyright and all intellectual property rights in all material presented on the site (including but not limited to text, audio, video or graphical images), trademarks and logos appearing on this site are the property of GRC, its affiliates, associates and third parties and are protected under applicable laws. Any infringement shall be vigorously defended and pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.
3.2 Reuters content is the intellectual property of Reuters or its third party content providers. Any copying, republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Reuters and Reuters Sphere Logo are trademarks and registered trademarks of the Reuters group of companies around the world. For additional information on other Reuters services please visit the Reuters public web site - http://www.reuters.com .
3.3 Associated Press (AP) text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. AP will not be held liable in any way to the user or to any third party or to any other person who may receive information in the Service or to any other person whatsoever, for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing or occasioned thereby. Corporate, governmental and institutional users may use portions of the Service for internal printed communications and memoranda.
3.4 Agence France -Presse (AFP) content is the intellectual property of AFP and may not be republished, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
3.5 End-users of BBC Monitoring content (Reports) shall be entitled to extract whole news items contained in the Reports and print out such excerpts of the Reports solely for their own internal or private purposes (which shall expressly exclude any commercial exploitation) and shall not be entitled to transfer the Reports or any part thereof to any third party by any means whatsoever.
3.6 United Press International (UPI) content is the intellectual property of UPI and may not be republished, rebroadcast, rewritten, resold or manipulated in any form.
4. Reproducing, Storing and Transmitting Materials from this Site
You may not (whether directly or through the use of any software program) create a database in electronic or structured manual form by regularly or systematically downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from the site. No part of the site may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other website, nor may any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without prior written permission. Requests to republish GRC material for distribution should be addressed to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Posting/Uploading Information and Use of Site
5.1 You shall be solely responsible for all content that you upload, post or otherwise transmit. GRC does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. While GRC administrators and moderators will attempt to screen posts and uploads and to remove or edit any objectionable material as quickly as possible, it may be impossible to review all posted and uploaded materials. Therefore, you acknowledge that all posts and uploads made to the site express the views and opinions of the author and not of GRC and you understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to objectionable matter. Under no circumstances will GRC 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, uploaded on this site. By using the Services you agree not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit any matter or views that is/are, unlawful, harassing, libellous, threatening, harmful, vulgar, indecent, defamatory, abusive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or which violates any applicable national or international laws. The IP address of all posts and uploads is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that GRC has the right to remove, edit, move or close any post/upload or forum topic at any time as it sees fit.
5.2 Where you provide any information or material to GRC you warrant that you are the owner of such information and shall be deemed to have granted to GRC a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.
5.3 You may not use the site or Services to send junk mail, spam, chain letters, unsolicited or unauthorised advertisements or promotional material, distribution lists, pyramid selling schemes, indulge in cyber stalking or become or create a nuisance for any person.
5.4 You may not send, submit, post, or otherwise transmit, messages or material that contain a software virus, or any other files that are designed to interrupt, destroy, and negatively affect in any manner whatsoever, any electronic equipment in connection with the use of this site and/or the Services, or other user's ability to use the site and the Services or interfere with another user's use and enjoyment of similar services.
5.5 You agree to indemnify and hold harmless GRC, its affiliates and associates, agents, co-branders or other partners and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post to or transmit or as a result of any transaction done on or through the site or the Services.
6. Termination and Suspension or Cessation of Services
6.1 GRC shall at its sole discretion terminate your account for the site and Services without any prior notice for any violation of these Terms and Conditions. Upon termination, your right to use the site and the Services ceases and GRC will have no further obligations to you.
6.2 Subject to the terms contained herein, either party can terminate this agreement for any reason provided that such termination shall be conditional upon, including but not limited to, discharge of all contractual and statutory obligations.
6.3 GRC reserves the right to modify suspend/cancel, or discontinue any or all site sections, Services or the site itself at any time without notice and without liability.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability, Information Posted or Advertised by Third Parties
7.1 All the contents of the site are only for general information or use. They do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision. Any specific advice or replies to queries in any part of the site is/are the personal opinion of such experts/consultants/persons and are not subscribed to by GRC.
7.2 The information from or through this site is provided on "AS IS" basis, and all warranties, expressed or implied of any kind, regarding any matter pertaining to any goods, service or channel, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement are disclaimed and excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. GRC and its affiliates and associates shall not be liable, at any time for damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business projects, loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the site and/or the Services, or any of its contents, or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using the site and/or the Services or any such contents or for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information contained on the site or the Services even if GRC has been advised of the possibility of such damages or loss. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation. Those who use information from this website or its links do so at their own risk.
7.3 GRC makes no warranties that access to the site and/or the Services will be uninterrupted, secure, virus free or error free or that defects in software will be corrected.
7.4 All information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, whether publicly or privately transmitted/posted, is the sole responsibility of the person, organization or company from where such content originated and GRC accepts no responsibility for the content, accuracy and conformity to applicable laws of such material.
7.5 GRC makes no warranties or representations as to any goods or services advertised on this site and or via the Services. Any decision to purchase any advertised goods or services shall be your sole responsibility and GRC shall have no liability in relation to any contract to purchase any advertised goods or services.
7.6 GRC assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store email messages, communications or other content maintained or transmitted through the Services. GRC will not be liable or responsible for loss of users' emails.
7.7 You agree that any information, content, data or other material downloaded or otherwise obtained through or from the site and/or Services is obtained at your own discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or any loss of data that results from the download of such material or data.
7.8 Save as set out in these Terms and Conditions, all warranties, terms conditions and undertakings are expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
8.Third Party Links
Certain links on the site and the Services lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom GRC has no control or connection, business or otherwise. These sites are external to GRC and by visiting these, you are outside the GRC website and its Services. GRC neither endorses in any way nor offers any judgment or warranty as to the availability or content of the site and accepts no responsibility or liability for the authenticity, availability of any of the goods or services or for any damage, loss or harm, direct or consequential or any violation of local or international laws that may be incurred by your visiting and transacting on these sites.
Part of the site and the Services may contain advertising and other material submitted to GRC by third parties ("Advertisers"). Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the site and the Services complies with applicable international and national law. GRC will not be responsible for any Advertiser's claim, error, omission or inaccuracy in advertising material, and reserves the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any advertising material submitted to insertion. Acceptance of advertisements on the site and the Services will be subject to GRC's Advertising Terms and Conditions.
10.3 GRC agrees not to contact you once you become a registered user in accordance with clause 6 if you express a preference not to be contacted save that GRC may communicate to you via a monthly newsletter to registered users information which is necessary for the maintenance of the Services and the site.
11. Force Majeure
GRC shall have no liability to you for any interruption or delay in access to the site and/or the Services resulting from causes beyond its reasonable control including but not limited to fires, strikes (of its own or other employees), insurrection or riots, or regulations of any civil or military authority.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the United Arab Emirates and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United Arab Emirate Courts in respect of any dispute regarding these Terms and Conditions.
13. Entire Agreement
The Terms and Conditions for the time being constitute the entire agreement between you and GRC with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding the subject matter.
14. Official Language
The official text of the Terms and Conditions is the English language. If the Terms and Conditions are translated into any other language, the English language version controls.
Notwithstanding that the whole or any part of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions may prove to be illegal or enforceable, the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall remain in full force and effect.
16. Waiver of Remedies
No forbearance, delay or indulgence by GRC in enforcing the provisions of the Terms and Conditions shall prejudice or restrict the rights of GRC nor shall any waiver of its rights operate as a waiver of any subsequent breach and no right, power of remedy herein conferred upon or reserved for GRC is exclusive of any other right, power, or remedy available to GRC and each such right, power or remedy shall be cumulative.
17. Rights of Third Parties
GRC and the user confirm their intent not to confer any rights on any third parties by virtue of these Terms and Conditions.