1.1 AppsArabia is an online hub (the “Hub”), established to stimulate demand for mobile and online apps and to provide a supporting infrastructure for the growth of a sustainable app development industry within the MENA region.
1.5 AppsArabia reserves any rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms.
2. HUB ACCESS
2.1 In order to access the Hub, and to post any User Content (defined below) on the Hub, you must register to create an account (“AppsArabia Account”) and become a “Member”.
2.2 All prospective Members below the age of 18 must submit to AppsArabia verified parental consent when applying for an AppsArabia Account.
2.3 During the AppsArabia Account registration process and throughout your tenure as a Member, you will be required to provide certain information and you will establish a username and a password. You warrant and represent that:
2.3.1 you will at all times provide accurate, current and complete information to AppsArabia; and
2.3.2 you will update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. AppsArabia reserves the right to suspend or terminate your AppsArabia Account or restrict access to the Hub if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete.
2.4 You are responsible for safeguarding your password for your AppsArabia Account. You may not disclose your password to any third party and you take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your AppsArabia Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify AppsArabia immediately of any breach of password security or unauthorised use of your AppsArabia Account.
2.5 AppsArabia reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify and/or discontinue all aspects and/or any part of the Hub, including any portion thereof on a global or individual basis.
2.6 While AppsArabia endeavours to ensure that the Hub is normally available 24 hours a day, you hereby acknowledge that AppsArabia shall not be liable if for any reason the Hub is unavailable at any time or for any period or if your access to the Hub is suspended.
2.7 You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system, mobile telephone or other communication device meets all relevant technical specifications necessary to use the Hub.
2.8 AppsArabia reserves all rights to deny or restrict access to this Hub to any person or organisation, or to block access to the Hub from a particular internet address or geographical territory at any time, without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.
3. APPSARABIA CONTENT
3.1 “AppsArabia Content” means, collectively, the text, data, audio content, audiovisual content, footage, graphics, images, illustrations, forms and look and feel attributes, AppsArabia trademarks and logos and other content made available through the Hub and any Customizations (as defined below), including any technology or code making up an AppsArabia widget, excluding User Content. “Content” means collectively AppsArabia Content and User Content excluding User Content owned by you.
3.2 “Customizations” means the modifications, designs or enhancements to AppsArabia Content as a result of a Member’s or other user’s customization of any AppsArabia character using one of AppsArabia’s interactive templates or design tools. For the avoidance of doubt all Customizations shall be deemed Apps Arabia Content for the purposes of clauses 3.3 to 3.9.
3.3 Any downloading, reproduction, republication, extraction, modification, copying, distribution, transmission, display or sale of Content or any other part of the Hub without the express written consent of AppsArabia for any purpose is strictly prohibited.
3.4 No Content or any other part of the Hub may be reproduced, republished, extracted, displayed, stored or otherwise included in any other website or any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without AppsArabia’s specific prior written permission.
3.5 The Hub and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United Arab Emirates and all other countries. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, AppsArabia and its licensors (if specified by Apps Arabia) exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Hub and AppsArabia Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. AppsArabia will exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to any Customizations and you hereby waive and assign any and all rights you may have in any Customizations under copyright law or otherwise. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Hub or AppsArabia Content.
3.6 If you breach any of the provisions in these Terms, in addition to all other legal remedies available, your permission to use the Hub and any licence to use the Content immediately and automatically terminates and you must immediately delete, return or destroy any downloaded or printed extracts of Content from the Hub.
3.7 The trade mark and trade name “AppsArabia” is owned by AppsArabia. You shall not use or display publicly the “AppsArabia” trade mark or the name “AppsArabia” without the prior written consent of AppsArabia.
3.8 The Hub may contain or make reference to trade marks or other proprietary intellectual property rights of AppsArabia, its partners or of other third parties. No licence to or right in any of these trade marks or other proprietary intellectual property rights is granted to or conferred upon you by reason of such reference.
3.9 Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, AppsArabia grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without the right to sublicense, to access, view, download and print, where applicable, any AppsArabia Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes, revocable upon notice by apps Arabia without need to ascribe reasons for doing so. You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Hub or AppsArabia Content, except as expressly permitted in these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by AppsArabia or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.
4. USER CONTENT
4.1 “User Content” means the, text, data, graphics, images, photos, video or audiovisual content, hypertext links and any other content uploaded, transmitted or submitted by a Member via the Hub, including through use of an AppsArabia widget.
4.2 By making available any User Content through the Hub, you hereby grant to AppsArabia a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast and otherwise exploit such User Content only on, through or by means of the Hub. AppsArabia does not claim any ownership rights in any such
User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such User Content.
4.3 You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all User Content that you make available through the Hub. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that:
4.3.1 you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content that you make available through the Hub or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to AppsArabia the rights in such User Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and
4.3.2 neither the User Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the User Content or AppsArabia’s use of the User Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Hub will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation; and
4.3.3 you will not use the Hub to offer, display, distribute, transmit, route, provide connections to or store any material that infringes copyrighted works or otherwise violates or promotes the violation of the intellectual property rights of any third party. AppsArabia has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be or are charged with repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders.
4.4 You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold AppsArabia, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with User Content you submit to AppsArabia, your access to or use of the Hub or AppsArabia Content, or your violation of these Terms.
5. MEMBERS’ CONDUCT
5.1 AppsArabia may fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities of the United Arab Emirates or any court order issued by the courts of the United Arab Emirates or any order or direction issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates or any other public or regulatory body requesting or directing AppsArabia to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in purported or suspected breach of any clauses of these Terms or any applicable laws.
5.2 AppsArabia reserves the absolute right:
5.3 You are solely responsible for your interactions (including any disputes) with other Hub users. You agree and acknowledge that AppsArabia is not in any way responsible to you for screening any AppsArabia Account holders or Hub users. You are solely responsible for, and will exercise caution, discretion, common sense and judgment in, using the Hub and disclosing personal information to other AppsArabia users. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other AppsArabia users, particularly if:
5.3.1 you decide to meet a Hub user offline, or in person; or
5.3.2 you perform services or provide goods to any Hub user; or
5.3.3 you receive services or provide goods from any Hub user.
5.4 Your use of the Hub and AppsArabia Content and any other content made available through the Hub is at your sole risk and discretion and AppsArabia hereby disclaims any and all liability to you or any third party relating thereto. AppsArabia reserves the right to contact Members, in compliance with applicable law, in order to evaluate compliance with the rules and policies in these Terms. You will cooperate fully with AppsArabia to investigate any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity, including, without limitation, granting authorized AppsArabia representatives access to any password-protected portions of your AppsArabia Account.
5.5 You agree and warrant that you will not:
5.5.1 misuse the Hub or any communication systems that the Hub utilises in any way whatsoever (including, without limitation, by hacking);
5.5.2 use the Hub for any purpose that is unlawful in any relevant jurisdiction or is otherwise prohibited by these Terms;
5.5.3 post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any text, graphics, images, software, music, audio, video, information or other material that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (iv) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (v) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; (vi) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances (including but not limited to activities that promote or provide instructional information regarding the manufacture or purchase of illegal weapons or illegal substances); or (vii) is contrary to the social and cultural norms of the United Arab Emirates;
5.5.4 use, display, mirror, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose the Hub, or any individual element or materials within the Hub, AppsArabia’s name, any AppsArabia trademark, logo or other proprietary information, the content of any text or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without AppsArabia’s express written consent;
5.5.5 access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Hub, AppsArabia’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of AppsArabia’s providers;
5.5.6 attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any AppsArabia system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
5.5.7 avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by AppsArabia or any of AppsArabia’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Hub or AppsArabia Content;
5.5.8 attempt to access or search the Hub or AppsArabia Content or download AppsArabia Content from the Hub through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by AppsArabia or other generally available third party web browsers (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Opera);
5.5.9 send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
5.5.10 use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a AppsArabia trademark, logo URL or product name without AppsArabia’s express written consent;
5.5.11 use the Hub or AppsArabia Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
5.5.12 forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Hub or AppsArabia Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
5.5.13 attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Hub or AppsArabia Content;
5.5.14 interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Hub;
5.5.15 collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Hub from other users of the Hub without their express permission;
5.5.16 impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or
5.5.17 encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
5.6 AppsArabia will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above, including intellectual property rights infringement and Hub security issues, to the fullest extent of the law. AppsArabia may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these Terms. You acknowledge that AppsArabia has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Hub or AppsArabia Content or to review or edit any User Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Hub to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. AppsArabia reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any AppsArabia Content, including, any User Content, that AppsArabia, in its sole discretion, considers to be in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Hub.
5.7 You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold AppsArabia, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with User Content you submit to AppsArabia, your access to or use of the Hub or AppsArabia Content, or your violation of these Terms.
6. LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES
6.1 Links to third party websites on the Hub are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you will leave the Hub. AppsArabia is not obliged to review all of these third party websites and is not responsible for these websites, including their content or availability and the conduct of the proprietors of such websites. The inclusion of these links on the Hub does not imply any endorsement or approval of the linked sites or the content, information or any linked addresses therein, or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Hub, you do so entirely at your own risk.
6.2 If you would like to place a link to the Hub on another website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, web sites and web pages featuring solely Public AppsArabia Content, and subject to the following conditions:
6.2.1 you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the “AppsArabia” brand or trade mark or any other brand or trade mark owned and/or controlled by AppsArabia;
6.2.2 you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Hub;
6.2.3 you do not in any way imply that AppsArabia is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
6.2.4 you do not misrepresent your relationship with AppsArabia nor present any other false information about AppsArabia;
6.2.5 you do not otherwise use the “AppsArabia” brand or trade mark or any other brand or trade marks displayed on the Hub without express written permission from AppsArabia;
6.2.6 you do not otherwise use the whole or any part of the Content without express permission from AppsArabia;
6.2.7 the other website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial or is in any way contrary to the political, cultural or social norms or sensitivities in the United Arab Emirates;
6.2.8 the other website does not infringe any intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and
6.2.9 the other website complies with all the laws and regulations of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Federal laws of the United Arab Emirates as applicable therein.
6.3 AppsArabia expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in clause 6.2 at any time and for any reason and to take any action it deems appropriate.
7. COMMUNICATION FROM YOU TO APPS ARABIA
7.1 With respect to all communications and submissions you make to AppsArabia regarding the Hub (or Content on the Hub), including but not limited to questions, comments, suggestions and other feedback, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, text, photographs, graphics, video or audio in any format, (“Communication”), AppsArabia will use all reasonable endeavours to act in good faith. You acknowledge and agree that in the absence of written agreement by AppsArabia to the contrary:
7.1.1 Communication and AppsArabia shall have no obligation to protect your Communication from any disclosure;
7.1.2 AppsArabia is or may be from time to time investigating other ideas, creations, concepts, businesses and other forms of submission and AppsArabia may therefore be in discussions with third parties from which AppsArabia may already have received or may from time to time receive proprietary information that is similar to your Communication, the subject matter of which is not related to or derived from your Communication;
7.1.3 AppsArabia shall be free to use, disclose, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute and/or create derivative works from your Communication for the purposes of assessment and evaluation provided that such right is exercised at all times in good faith; and
7.1.4 AppsArabia shall not be obliged to open, review or respond to any Communication;
7.1.5 You grant to AppsArabia a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive sub licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create
derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your Communication worldwide and/or to incorporate your Communication in other works in any media now known or later developed to the full term of any rights that may exist in your Communication. If you do not wish to grant these rights please do not submit your Communication.
7.2 You warrant and represent that:
7.2.1 all Communication is your own original work or that you have in writing all necessary permissions, licences, assignments, waivers and documentation required to make to allow AppsArabia to receive and use the Communication as envisaged in these terms;
7.2.2 you have the right to make it available to AppsArabia for all purposes and to grant the rights granted by you under clause 4 and throughout these Terms; and
7.2.3 you are over 18 years old at the time of making all Communications or that you have submitted together with the communication written, verified parental consent.
7.3 We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for the Content and the Hub (“Feedback”). You may submit Feedback by emailing us at hello@AppsArabia.com or through the ‘Contact’ section of the Hub. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback will be the sole and exclusive property of AppsArabia and you hereby irrevocably assign to AppsArabia and agree to irrevocably assign to AppsArabia all of your right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including without limitation all worldwide patent rights, copyright rights, trade secret rights, and other proprietary or intellectual property rights therein. At AppsArabia’s request and expense, you will execute documents and take such further acts as AppsArabia may reasonably request to assist AppsArabia to acquire, perfect, and maintain its intellectual property rights and other legal protections for the Feedback.
7.4 AppsArabia advises you to exercise caution and good judgment when leaving Feedback. Once you complete and submit your Feedback to the Hub you will not be able to go back and edit your Feedback. You should also be aware that you could be held legally responsible for damages to someone’s reputation if your Feedback is deemed to be defamatory. Without limiting any other terms of this Terms, AppsArabia may, but is under no obligation to, monitor or censor Feedback and disclaims any and all liability relating thereto. Notwithstanding the foregoing, AppsArabia does reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any Feedback that it deems to be improper, inappropriate or inconsistent with the online activities that are permitted under these Terms.
8.1 The Content, including any e-mail notifications and news updates, is intended for informational purposes only and does not in any case constitute a legally binding offer.
8.2 While AppsArabia endeavours to ensure that the Content is correct and current, AppsArabia makes no express or implied condition, warranty, representation or undertaking as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. AppsArabia may make changes to the Content and the
products, services and programmes described on the Hub, at any time without notice. The Content may be out of date, and AppsArabia makes no commitment to update such Content.
8.3 The Content is provided ’as is‘, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, AppsArabia provides you with the Content on the basis that AppsArabia excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, conditions of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, the use of reasonable care and skill and any other conditions implied by law) which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the Hub.
8.4 AppsArabia, and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Hub), exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party in connection with your access to, use of, inability to use or the results of use of the Hub or your downloading or use of any Content, any websites linked to the Hub or the material on such websites.
8.5 Without prejudice to the generality of clause 8.4, you agree that in no event shall AppsArabia be liable for:
8.5.1 Any loss or series of related losses valued in excess of US$ 100;
8.5.2 any direct, indirect, punitive, exemplary or consequential loss or damages;
8.5.3 any loss of reputation, income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption; and
8.5.4 any loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property in connection with your access to, use of, inability to use or the results of use of the Hub or your downloading or use of any Content, any websites linked to the Hub or the material on such websites.
8.6 You fully indemnify AppsArabia for any loss or damage suffered by AppsArabia for any breach by you of these Terms.
9.2 These Terms represent the entire understanding and agreement between AppsArabia and you concerning your use of the Hub and the Content. Any and all previous courses of dealing, written or oral understandings, discussions, representations, correspondence and communications between AppsArabia and you are hereby superseded. You hereby agree that you have not relied upon, and will have no remedy in respect of, any warranty, statement,
representation or understanding made by any party including AppsArabia unless it is expressly set out in these Terms.
9.3 All notices shall be given to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com.
9.4 If any provision of these Terms is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of these Terms and the remainder of the provisions in question shall not be affected.
9.5 We may assign, transfer, novate or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms at any time.
9.6 These terms may be available in English and Arabic languages. For the avoidance of doubt the English-language version shall at all times take precedence in the event of any discrepancy.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY CLICKING ON THE “I AGREE” OR “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, OR BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES OR BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ON THE SITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED AS A MEMBER. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS THE HUB, BENEFIT FROM THE SERVICES OR USE APPSARABIA CONTENT.