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Terms & Conditions

 

 

Access and usage of the Emirates Nature - WWF website and app (collectively, the "Platform") is subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use").  These Terms of use should be read alongside, and are in addition to, our privacy policy (accessible online at Privacy Policy).

In addition to your obligation to comply with all applicable laws of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in connection with your use of the Platform, entry to the Platform means that you agree to abide by these Terms of Use, regardless whether you are a registered user of the Platform or not. Access, browsing and using the Platform means that you have read, understood and agree to (without preconditions or restrictions), these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy (each as amended from time to time).

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must stop using the Platform immediately.

 

Amendments to Terms of Use:

Emirates Nature - WWF has the right to amend these Terms of Use from time to time.  Any such amendment will be posted on the Platform and shall be enforceable at the time of posting unless otherwise mentioned.  Your continued use of the Platform after the issuing of any such amendments means that you consent and agree to the amendments; therefore, it is your responsibility to visit this page regularly to ensure that you are familiar with the current version of the Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use were last updated on January 1, 2019.

 

Usage of the Platform:

By using the Platform, you confirm that you are aged 18 or over or that you have the consent of your parent or guardian to do so. If you are not aged 18 or over or do not have your parent or guardian's consent, you must not use the Platform.

 

You agree to use the Platform only for lawful purposes and in a way which does not infringe the rights of anyone else or restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the Platform.  You are completely responsible for knowing and adhering to each and every clause, regulation, rule, and term related to using the Platform. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by entering the Platform you agree to refrain from:

  • using the Platform to commit a crime or to encourage others to be involved in any activity that constitutes a criminal offense or civil liability;
  • posting or publishing any unlawful content be it discriminatory, libelous, harassing, defamatory or indecent;
  • using the Platform to impersonate any third party;
  • using the Platform to upload any material that contains viruses, Trojans or any malicious computer code, files or programs that work on altering or damaging or hindering the running of the  Platform  or any system or program that belong to any person who enters the  Platform ;
  • downloading, entering, sending or transmitting in any form any material that you are not entitled to transmit under applicable law or agreement;
  • altering, damaging or removing any content on the Platform;
  • disrupting the normal flow of communications in any form;
  • alleging to be connected to, or to represent any business, association or authority in the absence of holding a valid authorization to make such a representation;
  • publishing or transmitting any advertorial or promotional material in any form, or otherwise using the Platform for commercial exploitation purposes; 
  • publishing any material that violates the intellectual property rights of others or collecting or storing any personal information that belongs to others; and
  • redistributing the content of the Platform or reproducing, linking, framing or deep-linking it on any other platform without the express written permission of Emirates Nature - WWF.

You are permitted to download and print content from the Platform solely for your own internal business purposes and/or personal use.

 

Registration and Personal Information:

Some parts of the Platform are only accessible to registered members and/or allow the user to ask for support or electronic services through entering personal information. You agree that any information represented to us is complete and accurate and that you will not register and try to enter the Platform using another user’s name.   For further details about how we collect and use your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

 

Termination of Usage:

Emirates Nature - WWF has the sole right, in its discretion and according to what it deems appropriate, to terminate or suspend your usage of the Platform without prior notice for any reason whatsoever including the violation of these Terms of Use or any behavior that Emirates Nature - WWF considers unlawful or harmful to others. In the case of such termination or suspension you will not be allowed to access the Platform and Emirates Nature - WWF will use any methods at its disposal to enforce such termination or suspension.

 

Links to other websites:

Some links on the Platform lead to websites that are not run by Emirates Nature - WWF.  Emirates Nature - WWF does not have any control over these websites nor does it review or control the content of these websites or their terms and conditions of use. Emirates Nature - WWF supplies these links for information purposes and should not be deemed to imply any link between Emirates Nature - WWF and the operators of these websites. When you select a link belonging to and enter an external website, you should familiarize yourself with and adhere to the terms and conditions of that website.

 

Content:

Emirates Nature - WWF has the right to monitor any information that you enter on the Platform but it is not obligated to do so. Even though Emirates Nature - WWF cannot monitor everything input into the Platform, it retains the right to remove or edit any entered material that violates these Terms of Use.

 

Intellectual Property Rights:

As between you and Emirates Nature - WWF, Emirates Nature - WWF owns all present and future copyright, registered and unregistered trade marks, design rights, unregistered designs, database rights and all other present and future intellectual property rights and rights in the nature of intellectual property rights existing in or in relation to the Platform ("IPR").

If any IPR vests in you, whether by operation of law or otherwise, you hereby assign to us (or will take such steps as instructed by Emirates Nature – WWF to assign to us) all right, title and interest (whether legal or beneficial) in such IPR throughout the world absolutely to the fullest extent possible, including any and all renewals and extensions of such IPR. You unconditionally and irrevocably waive any and all moral rights you may have either now or in the future existing in or in relation to the Platform.

You agree to execute and do all such deeds, documents, acts and things as Emirates Nature - WWF may reasonably require in order to assign any IPR to it, to carry out the intended purpose of these Terms of Use, or to establish, perfect, preserve or enforce any of Emirates Nature – WWF's rights under these Terms of Use.

If and to the extent that, according to the law in any jurisdiction, ownership, title, or any rights or interest in or to any of the IPR cannot be assigned as provided in these Terms of Use, you herewith irrevocably agree to assign, convey and transfer, and hereby assign and transfer to Emirates Nature - WWF all rights that can be assigned pursuant to these Terms of Use to the fullest extent possible and permissible and irrevocably agree to grant, and hereby grant to Emirates Nature - WWF an unlimited, exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, assignable, transferable, perpetual, sub-licensable and royalty-free license to use, exploit and commercialize in any manner now known or in the future discovered and for whatever purpose, any rights to the IPR that cannot be assigned as contemplated above.

 

Liability:

Emirates Nature – WWF excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and terms express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law. We accept no liability for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or economic loss howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use or your use of the Platform or any activity in connection therewith.

We provide the content on the Platform in good faith but give no warranty or representation that the content is accurate, complete or up-to-date, nor that the Platform does not infringe the rights of any third party. We accept no responsibility or liability for your use of content on the Platform and such use is entirely at your own risk. While we take reasonable precautions to prevent the existence of computer viruses and/or other malicious programs on the Platform, we accept no liability for them.

Information transmitted via the Platform will pass over public telecommunications networks. We make no representation or warranty that the operation of the Platform will be uninterrupted or error free and disclaim all liability in respect thereof.

 

Compensation:

You agree to defend, secure and maintain the integrity of the Platform, Emirates Nature - WWF and all of its employees and agents from any and all liability that may result from any claim arising from any breach by you of these Terms of Use, including the costs and fees for lawyers. You agree to cooperate fully in the defense against such claims, and Emirates Nature - WWF has the right to assume, at its own discretion and expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You agree not to settle any matter without the written consent of Emirates Nature - WWF.

 

Other important terms:

If any of these Terms of Use are found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the rest of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

These Terms of Use set out the entire agreement between you and Emirates Nature - WWF and supersede any and all prior terms, conditions, warranties and/or representations to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any delay or failure by Emirates Nature - WWF to exercise any right it may have under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver by Emirates Nature - WWF of that right.

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the UAE as applied in Abu Dhabi. In the event of any matter or dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use, you and Emirates Nature - WWF shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Abu-Dhabi courts.