Terms and conditions
The use of this website and services on this website provided by Dubai Carbon Centre for Excellence (hereinafter referred to as “Company” or “DCCE”) are subject to the following Terms & Conditions (hereinafter the “Agreement”), all parts and sub-parts of which are specifically incorporated by reference here. This Agreement shall govern the use of all pages on this website (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Website”) and any services provided by or on this Website (“Services”). In these terms and conditions, when we say the “Sustainabilist” we mean the digital information network operated by or on behalf of DCCE or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Sustainabilist”), regardless of how you access the network whether you access it through the Sustainabilist Site or a third party site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. We may make changes to the Terms and Conditions of Service and we will publish and notify you of these changes by changing the effective date above to show the date these Terms were last modified. If you disagree with any changes made, you should refrain from using the Website and the Services. If you continue to use the Website and the Services after the posting of any changes this will indicate your acceptance and you are bound by these Terms and Conditions.
The parties referred to in this Agreement shall be defined as follows:
a) Company, DCCE, Us, We: The Company, as the creator, operator, and publisher of the Website, makes the Website, and certain Services on it, available to users. DCCE, Company, Us, We, Our, Ours and other first-person pronouns will refer to the Company, as well as all employees and affiliates of the Company.
b) You, the User, the Client: You, as the user of the Website, will be referred to throughout this Agreement with second-person pronouns such as You, Your, Yours, or as User or Client.
c) Parties: Collectively, the parties to this Agreement (the Company and You) will be referred to as Parties.
2) ASSENT & ACCEPTANCE
By using the Website, You warrant that You have read and reviewed this Agreement and that You agree to be bound by it. If You do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, please leave the Website immediately. The Company only agrees to provide use of this Website and Services to You if You assent to this Agreement.
3) AGE RESTRICTION
You must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age to use this Website or any Services contained herein. By using this Website, You represent and warrant that You are at least 18 years of age and may legally agree to this Agreement. The Company assumes no responsibility or liability for any misrepresentation of Your age.
4) LICENSE TO USE WEBSITE
The Company may provide You with certain information as a result of Your use of the Website or Services. Such information may include, but is not limited to, documentation, data, or information developed by the Company, and other materials which may assist in Your use of the Website or Services (“Company Materials”). Subject to this Agreement, the Company grants You a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable and revocable license to use the Company Materials solely in connection with Your use of the Website and Services. The Company Materials may not be used for any other purpose and this license terminates upon Your cessation of use of the Website or Services or at the termination of this Agreement.
5) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You agree that the Website and all Services provided by the Company are the property of the Company, including all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents and other intellectual property (“Company IP”). You agree that the Company owns all right, title and interest in and to the Company IP and that You will not use the Company IP for any unlawful or infringing purpose. You agree not to reproduce or distribute the Company IP in any way, including electronically or via registration of any new trademarks, trade names, service marks or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), without express written permission from the Company.
- In order to make the Website and Services available to You, You hereby grant the Company a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide license to copy, display, use, broadcast, transmit and make derivative works of any content You publish, upload or otherwise make available to the Website (“Your Content”). The Company claims no further proprietary rights in Your Content.
- you warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license in the preceding sentence.
- If You feel that any of Your intellectual property rights have been infringed or otherwise violated by the posting of information or media by another of Our users, please contact Us and let Us know.
6) USER OBLIGATIONS
As a user of the Website or Services, You may be asked to register with Us. When You do so, You will choose a user identifier, which may be Your email address or another term, as well as a password. You may also provide personal information, including, but not limited to, Your name. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of this information. This identifying information will enable You to use the Website and Services. You must not share such identifying information with any third party and if You discover that Your identifying information has been compromised, You agree to notify Us immediately in writing. Email notification will suffice. You are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of Your identifying information as well as keeping Us apprised of any changes to Your identifying information. Providing false or inaccurate information, or using the Website or Services to further fraud or unlawful activity is grounds for immediate termination of this Agreement.
7) ACCEPTABLE USE
Your use of our Site is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that, We are the sole owner of all content on the Sustainabilist Site, except for user content and advertisements (as discussed below), including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the Sustainabilist Site (“Sustainabilist Content”). The Sustainabilist Site and the Sustainabilist Content are protected by the copyright laws and other intellectual property laws of the United Arab Emirates and are protected globally by applicable international copyright treaties.
You may download and print extracts from the Sustainabilist Content for your own personal and non-commercial use only, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print. You may not use any Sustainabilist Content for any other purpose without our prior written approval. Except as expressly authorised by the Sustainabilist, you are not allowed to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on the Sustainabilist Site.
You agree not to use the Website or Services for any unlawful purpose or any purpose prohibited under this clause. You agree not to use the Website or Services in any way that could damage the Website, Services or general business of the Company.
a) You further agree not to use the Website or Services:
I) To harass, abuse, or threaten others or otherwise violate any person’s legal rights;
II) To violate any intellectual property rights of the Company or any third party;
III) To upload or otherwise disseminate any computer viruses or other software that may damage the property of another;
IV) To perpetrate any fraud;
V) To engage in or create any unlawful gambling, sweepstakes, or pyramid scheme;
VI) To publish or distribute any obscene or defamatory material;
VII) To publish or distribute any material that incites violence, hate or discrimination towards any group;
VIII) To unlawfully gather information about others.
If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these terms and conditions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other inquiries about distribution or reproduction of the materials, please contact email@example.com
8) AFFILIATE MARKETING & ADVERTISING
The Company, through the Website and Services, may engage in affiliate marketing whereby the Company receives a commission on or percentage of the sale of goods or services on or through the Website. The Company may also accept advertising and sponsorships from commercial businesses or receive other forms of advertising compensation such as online space banners. This disclosure is intended to comply with the UAE laws on marketing and advertising, as well as any other legal requirements which may apply.
9) PRIVACY INFORMATION
Through Your Use of the Website and Services, You may provide Us with certain information. By using the Website or the Services, You authorize the Company to use Your information in the United Arab Emirates and any other country where We may operate.
a) Information We May Collect or Receive: When You register for an account, You provide Us with a valid email address and may provide Us with additional information, such as Your name or billing information. Depending on how You use Our Website or Services, We may also receive information from external applications You use to access Our Website, or We may receive information through various web technologies, such as cookies, log files, clear gifs, web beacons or others.
b) How We Use Information: We use the information gathered from You to ensure Your continued good experience on Our website, including through email communication. We may also track certain of the passive information received to improve Our marketing and analytics, and for this, We may work with third-party providers.
c) How You Can Protect Your Information: If You would like to disable Our access to any passive information We receive from the use of various technologies, You may choose to disable cookies in Your web browser. Please be aware that the Company will still receive information about You that You have provided, such as Your email address. If You choose to terminate Your account, the Company will store information about You for the following number of days: 365. After that time, it will be deleted.
10) ASSUMPTION OF RISK
The Website and Services are provided for communication purposes only. You acknowledge and agree that any information posted on Our Website is not intended to be legal advice, medical advice, or financial advice, and no fiduciary relationship has been created between You and the Company. You further agree that Your purchase of any of the products on the Website is at Your own risk. The Company does not assume responsibility or liability for any advice or other information given on the Website.
11) REVERSE ENGINEERING & SECURITY
You agree not to undertake any of the following actions:
a) Reverse engineer, or attempt to reverse engineer or disassemble any code or software from or on the Website or Services;
b) Violate the security of the Website or Services through any unauthorized access, circumvention of encryption or other security tools, data mining or interference to any host, user or network.
12) DATA LOSS
The Company does not accept responsibility for the security of Your account or content. You agree that Your use of the Website or Services is at Your own risk.
13) “PUBLISHED ARTICLES” AND “BE FEATURED” ADS
We will offer on the Website, articles publications and “Be Featured” ads/articles to focus on a personality/business/subject in depth. The Content of the articles, personal photos, pictures, information of any kind will be provided by the owner or the featured party and we do not monitor, verify or approve Content. You are solely responsible for verifying any Content posted on the Website.
You agree to defend and indemnify the Company and any of its affiliates (if applicable) and hold Us harmless against any and all legal claims and demands, including reasonable attorney’s fees, which may arise from or relate to Your use or misuse of the Website or Services, Your breach of this Agreement, or Your conduct or actions. You agree that the Company shall be able to select its own legal counsel and may participate in its own defense, if the Company wishes.
15) SPAM POLICY
You are strictly prohibited from using the Website or any of the Company’s Services for illegal spam activities, including gathering email addresses and personal information from others or sending any mass commercial emails.
16) THIRD-PARTY LINKS & CONTENT
The Company may occasionally post links to third party websites or other services. You agree that the Company is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage caused as a result of Your use of any third party services linked to from Our Website.
17) MODIFICATION & VARIATION
The Company may, from time to time and at any time without notice to You, modify this Agreement. You agree that the Company has the right to modify this Agreement or revise anything contained herein. You further agree that all modifications to this Agreement are in full force and effect immediately upon posting on the Website and that modifications or variations will replace any prior version of this Agreement, unless prior versions are specifically referred to or incorporated into the latest modification or variation of this Agreement.
a) To the extent any part or sub-part of this Agreement is held ineffective or invalid by any court of law, You agree that the prior, effective version of this Agreement shall be considered enforceable and valid to the fullest extent.
b) You agree to routinely monitor this Agreement and refer to the Effective Date posted at the top of this Agreement to note modifications or variations. You further agree to clear Your cache when doing so to avoid accessing a prior version of this Agreement. You agree that Your continued use of the Website after any modifications to this Agreement is a manifestation of Your continued assent to this Agreement.
c) In the event that You fail to monitor any modifications to or variations of this Agreement, You agree that such failure shall be considered an affirmative waiver of Your right to review the modified Agreement.
18) ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the Parties with respect to any and all use of this Website. This Agreement supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, written or oral, regarding the use of this Website.
19) SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS
The Company may need to interrupt Your access to the Website to perform maintenance or emergency services on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. You agree that Your access to the Website may be affected by unanticipated or unscheduled downtime, for any reason, but that the Company shall have no liability for any damage or loss caused as a result of such downtime.
20) TERM, TERMINATION & SUSPENSION
The Company may terminate this Agreement with You at any time for any reason, with or without cause. The Company specifically reserves the right to terminate this Agreement if You violate any of the terms outlined herein, including, but not limited to, violating the intellectual property rights of the Company or a third party, failing to comply with applicable laws or other legal obligations, and/or publishing or distributing illegal material. If You have registered for an account with Us, You may also terminate this Agreement at any time by contacting Us and requesting termination. At the termination of this Agreement, any provisions that would be expected to survive termination by their nature shall remain in full force and effect.
You agree to refrain from using the Websites after said termination.
21) DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You agree that Your use of the Website and Services is at Your sole and exclusive risk and that any Services provided by Us are on an “As Is” basis. The Company hereby expressly disclaims any and all express or implied warranties of any kind, including, but not limited to the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and the implied warranty of merchantability. The Company makes no warranties that the Website or Services will meet Your needs or that the Website or Services will be uninterrupted, error-free, or secure. The Company also makes no warranties as to the reliability or accuracy of any information on the Website or obtained through the Services. You agree that any damage that may occur to You, through Your computer system, or as a result of loss of Your data from Your use of the Website or Services is Your sole responsibility and that the Company is not liable for any such damage or loss.
22) LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
The Company is not liable for any damages that may occur to You as a result of Your use of the Website or Services, to the fullest extent permitted by law. The maximum liability of the Company arising from or relating to this Agreement is limited to the greater of one hundred ($100) US Dollars or the amount You paid to the Company in the last six (6) months. This section applies to any and all claims by You, including, but not limited to, lost profits or revenues, consequential or punitive damages, negligence, strict liability, fraud, or torts of any kind.
23) GENERAL PROVISIONS:
a) LANGUAGE: All communications made or notices given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in the English language.
b) JURISDICTION, VENUE & CHOICE OF LAW: Through Your use of the Website or Services, You agree that the laws of the United Arab Emirates, Courts of Dubai shall govern any matter or dispute relating to or arising out of this Agreement, as well as any dispute of any kind that may arise between You and the Company, with the exception of its conflict of law provisions. In case any litigation specifically permitted under this Agreement is initiated, the Parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Dubai Courts. The Parties agree that this choice of law, venue, and jurisdiction provision is not permissive, but rather mandatory in nature. However if both Parties are in agreement, the dispute can be settled by arbitration under the then current arbitration rules of Dubai International Financial Center. The arbitration award shall be final and binding on the P
c) ASSIGNMENT: This Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, may not be assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred in whole or part by You. Should this Agreement, or the rights granted hereunder, by assigned, sold, leased or otherwise transferred by the Company, the rights and liabilities of the Company will bind and inure to any assignees, administrators, successors and executors.
d) SEVERABILITY: If any part or sub-part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of law or competent arbitrator, the remaining parts and sub-parts will be enforced to the maximum extent possible. In such condition, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force.
e) NO WAIVER: In the event that We fail to enforce any provision of this Agreement, this shall not constitute a waiver of any future enforcement of that provision or of any other provision. Waiver of any part or sub-part of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of any other part or sub-part.
f) HEADINGS FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY: Headings of parts and sub-parts under this Agreement are for convenience and organization, only. Headings shall not affect the meaning of any provisions of this Agreement.
g) NO AGENCY, PARTNERSHIP OR JOINT VENTURE: No agency, partnership, or joint venture has been created between the Parties as a result of this Agreement. No Party has any authority to bind the other to third parties.
h) FORCE MAJEURE: The Company is not liable for any failure to perform due to causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil authorities, acts of military authorities, riots, embargoes, acts of nature and natural disasters, and other acts which may be due to unforeseen circumstances.
i) ELECTRONIC FORMAT: By agreeing to these terms and conditions electronic format you agree that this does not affect their validity and enforceability in any way.
j) ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PERMITTED: Electronic communications are permitted to both Parties under this Agreement, including e-mail or fax. For any questions or concerns, please email Us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 ) All about using The Sustainabilist blog
Thank you for visiting The Sustainabilist blog. By joining this blog, and posting contents, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions set forth herein in addition to the terms and conditions of the Sustainabilist accessible through this link: http://thesustainabilist.ae/terms-and-conditions/. We hope you find this blog useful, informative and inspiring. If you have any questions or reactions to anything on the blog, you can either leave a comment on a relevant page, or if it’s a more general or technical issue, please email us at email@example.com
We do have a few rules of conduct about the blog. We want everyone to get involved and interact on these pages, and we’re very happy to hear your views – even criticisms – but please moderate your language and avoid any threatening or derogatory remarks or behaviour while taking part in discussions. Arguing your case is fine, but please be respectful and tolerant and bear in mind that people of all ages and views will be using this site.
We don’t believe in censoring opinions, but we reserve the right to remove comments we believe will be offensive to other readers, or qualify as unreasonable ‘trolling’ behaviour.
Here’s the rest of the small print – the legal ‘terms and conditions’ for using this blog. It’s standard logical stuff, but it’s important to read it …
All content posted or submitted by users of the blog are the views of the author of the contribution, and not necessarily the views of The Sustainabilist blog.
We are not responsible for contributions on the blog, nor for the content of any external sites that may be linked from these pages, however, we encourage users to post their posts on the blog where we would select from time to time to purchase content to be posted in Dubai Carbon publications ie The Sustainabilist or any other publication. The writer of the content selected will be reimbursed at the rate of 0.30 AED per word upon submitting an invoice to Dubai Carbon to the attention of Dubai Carbon.
Users of the blog must not post any material that is knowingly false or misleading, defamatory, illegal, abusive, harassing, liable to incite racial hatred, blasphemous, discriminatory, pornographic, sexually oriented, threatening, or invasive of anyone’s privacy.
You mustn’t post anything you don’t own the rights to, or haven’t obtained necessary licences and /or approvals for first. You mustn’t post anything technically harmful – including viruses, Trojan horses, worms etc.
Users mustn’t impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
We’re entitled to reveal your identity (or any information we have about you) if appropriate and in accordance with data protection legislation.
Anything you send or post to this website will be considered non-confidential. By transmitting or posting a contribution to the website you automatically grant us a ‘non-exclusive, perpetual, non-terminable, worldwide, sublicensable, and royalty-free license’ – that just means we can copy and use your contribution in any form and any place that we think will help with our work.
Contributors to discussion websites must have a valid email registered with us at all times. By registering, you certify that all information you provide in the registration is accurate.
If we ask you to register for certain elements of our blog or website, please keep your registration details up-to-date (let us know if you change your email address, for example or any other relevant details). We also expect you to keep any user names or passwords confidential to prevent unauthorised access to your account. Let us know right away if you think someone else may have access to your account. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password.
We may terminate your registration at any time, but it would generally only be if you breach the website rules. You won’t be able to re-register with us without our written consent.
While we encourage our supporters to campaign on the issues referred to on our website and blog, please do not imply that you are taking action on behalf of us. In particular do not state that Dubai Carbon is taking, or proposes or is considering taking, action against individuals or organisations – for example, a boycott of a company’s products.
We may sometimes allow companies to advertise goods and services on our websites. We will not knowingly run an advert that’s untrue, or which relates to goods or services contrary to our objectives, but the appearance of an ad does not mean we endorse the advertiser’s goods or services. We are not responsible for the accuracy of any advertising material or for any advertised product or service.
Except for products expressly sold by us, the mention of a company’s product on any of our websites or blog does not represent any endorsement or warranty of that product by Dubai Carbon.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system from your use (or misuse) of this blog – including downloading or streaming from the website, or from following links to external sites.
The material on this website is provided ‘as is’, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind.
These terms may be updated or changed at any time, in which case the amended terms will be posted here and will apply from the date we post them.