Revised November 1, 2014
GulfNet Solutions Company Limited (GNS) Site Terms - What You Agree to When Using This Site.
GNS reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion and without notification. Any changes or modification will be effective upon posting of the revisions and notice of such changes to the Site.
Your continued use of this Site following the posting of its changes or modifications will constitute your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, you should frequently review the Site Terms and applicable policies from time-to-time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site.continued on the next page
BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED BELOW, ALL POLICIES AND GUIDELINES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, AND ANY SUBSEQUENT CHANGES TO THE FOREGOING. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE SITE TERMS OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION, DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE.
Questions or comments about the Site or its contents should be directed to the GNS webmaster – webmaster (at) gns.com.sa.
Terms of Sale. Transactions within gns.com.sa offering products or services for purchase may be subject to Terms of Sale required as a condition to completion of the transaction. These Terms of Sale may be posted on the GNS Site or set forth in a separate agreement with you. Your transactions will be governed by such Terms of Sale, therefore you should review them carefully.
Site License and Access
GNS grants you a limited license to make personal use only of the Site.
Such grant does not include, without limitation: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or content therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings or descriptions; (c) making derivative uses of the Site and its contents; or (d) use of any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction methods. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or proprietary right of GNS or any third party.continued on the next page
You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any GNS trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including the images found at this Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page) without GNS's express written consent. Further, you may not use any meta tags, sponsored Internet advertising links, or any other "hidden text" utilizing an GNS name, trademark, or product name without GNS's express written consent.
Any unauthorized use of this Site will terminate the permission or license granted by these Site Terms and may violate applicable law including copyright laws, trademark laws (including trade dress), and communications regulations and statutes. All violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
All copyrighted and copyrightable materials on this Site, including, without limitation, the design, text, graphics, pictures, sound files and other files, and the selection and arrangement ("Materials") thereof are copyrighted, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, by GNS and/or third-party licensors. Except as stated herein, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of GNS or the respective copyright owner.
Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download the Materials on this Site for personal, non-commercial, and informational use only; provided that, you may not, without the written permission of GNS or the respective copyright owner, (a) copy, publish, or post any Materials on any computer network or broadcast or publications media, (b) modify the Materials, and (c) remove or alter any copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials. Before you download or otherwise copy any photographs or images from the Image Gallery, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions of Personal, Non-Commercial Image Use. Any request for grant of a commercial license to GNS copyrighted materials is subject to prior written approval, and should be addressed to the GNS webmaster at: webmaster(at)gns.com.sa.continued on the next page
GNS respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and has been posted to this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide GNS's webmaster – webmaster(at)alquraishi.com with the following written information by email:
• An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
• A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
• A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
• Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
• A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
• A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Trademarks, Service Marks
GNS and the brands it represents and the products and services described in this Site (except those belonging to GNS suppliers or licensors), are among the trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks or service marks owned by GNS, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of GNS. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress owned by GNS, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of GNS. All other trademarks,continued on the next page
service marks, registered trademarks, registered service marks, trade dress, product names and, company names or logos mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part without the prior written permission of such respective owners. Any request for grant of a license to use GNS marks is subject to prior written approval, and should be addressed to the GNS webmaster at webmaster(at)gns.com.sa.
Links to the Site. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Site provided such link does not portray GNS or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. You may not use an GNS logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark or service mark of GNS to link to this Site without the express written permission of GNS. This limited right may be revoked at any time. If requested by GNS, you agree to disable and/or remove hyperlinks to the Site within 24 hours after receipt of notice.
Third-Party Links. GNS makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party sites accessible by hyperlink from this Site, or third-party sites linking to this Site.
The third-party linked sites are not under the control of GNS and GNS is not responsible for the content of any third-party linked site or any link contained in a third-party linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. GNS is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by GNS of the site or any information contained therein. When leaving the GNS Site, you should be aware that GNS's terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of that site.continued on the next page
GNS shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. The submission of any materials to GNS, including the posting of materials to any forum or interactive area, irrevocably waives any and all "moral rights" in such materials, including the rights of paternity and integrity.
Press Releases. The information contained within press releases issued by GNS should not be deemed accurate or current except as of the date the release was posted. GNS has no intention of updating, and specifically disclaims any duty to update, the information in the press releases.
Third-Party Financial Information. GNS may provide links to third-party Websites or services that contain financial or investment information about GNS. Access to such Websites and the information contained therein is provided as service to those interested in the information. GNS neither regularly monitors nor has control over the content of third parties' statements orcontinued on the next page
Websites. Accordingly, GNS does not endorse or adopt these Websites or any information contained therein. GNS makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content, information, or opinions of third-party Websites or other third-party information that is identified on the Site. Users visit these Websites and use the information contained therein at their own risk.
"AS IS" BASIS. THIS SITE AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, DATA OR SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTED BY, DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM OR THROUGH THIS SITE, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER. GNS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ON THE SITE. GNS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, OR ERROR-FREE. GNS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT, OR PHOTOGRAPHY. WHILE GNS ATTEMPTS TO ASSURE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE IS SAFE, GNS CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
GNS reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this Site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by GNS.continued on the next page
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Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL GNS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THIS SITE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF GNS (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF GNS'S SITE EXCEED SAUDI RIYAL ONE OR THE COMPENSATION YOU PAID GNS, WHICHEVER IS LESS.
Applicable Law and Venue
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. You agree that any action at law or inequity arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions shall be filed only in a court located Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these terms and conditions.
Notwithstanding any of these terms and conditions, GNS reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Site, and to block or prevent future access to and use of the Site.continued on the next page
If any provision of these Site Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Our social media pages/channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) (“Social Media Sites”) are a place for you to learn more about GNS. Neither GNS nor any of its subsidiaries are responsible for third party content posted or appearing on these Social Media Sites, including but not limited to content and links posted by users. GNS does not control or endorse nor is it responsible for third party content and makes no representations regarding the accuracy of content, information, opinions, claims, or advice shared by GNS fans.
GNS does not condone or allow use of social media community space for content not related to GNS. We reserve the right to remove postings that are: (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene; (b) fraudulent, deceptive or misleading; (c) in violation of copyright or intellectual property laws; (d) contain advertising or SPAM; (e) and any other content that GNS may deem inappropriate.
GNS reserves the right to ban and block individuals who do not follow these basic rules of engagement. We are excited that you've decided to visit our Social Media Sites, and look forward to sharing our stories with you. When visiting GNS’s Social Media Sites you should also be aware and familiarize yourself with the site operator’s terms of service as posted on the Social Media Sites.continued on the next page
What data do we collect automatically and why? When you visit gns.com.sa and you have not otherwise identified yourself (e.g., via registration), our web server automatically recognizes your domain name, but not your e-mail address. We collect the domain name and monitor general site use and traffic patterns to improve our Website and the products and services we offer. GNS uses web server logs to collect data for metric purposes. Examples of the types of data collected on the logs are IP addresses, referral pages, date and time of Site access, and Site visited. We may use collected data to customize the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual visitor.
In some instances, we use tracking scripts or "tracers" that recognize a unique identifier from a cookie placed on your hard drive by another website. These are used by GNS solely to gauge the success of our own advertising. For instance, we may use acontinued on the next page
tracer to determine whether you visit our employment pages after visiting a resume or career site where GNS placed a banner ad. We do not use tracers to gather information on your use of the Internet unrelated to GNS.
Please note that GNS does not use tracers to identify your personal information, and you remain anonymous unless and until you choose to register.
Do we collect personal information? In some cases, GNS requests personally identifiable information from you in order to satisfy the underlying transaction or purpose of your accessing the Site. Examples of personally identifiable information include names, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, and the like. Please note that we do not consider aggregated information, from which personally identifiable information has been removed, to be private.
When would we disclose your information? We do not rent, sell, or trade any personally identifiable information about you (e.g., e-mail addresses) to third parties. We may disclose information to third parties assisting us in processing a transaction requested by you (e.g., international information security vendors). In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas, or court orders, to protect GNS and/or GNS's systems and customers, or to ensure the integrity and operation of GNS and/or GNS's business and systems, GNS and/or GNS may access and disclose any information it considers necessary or appropriate under the circumstances.
What if data is transmitted internationally? If you are one of our international guests, we realize that you may want to know whether your personal information will be transferred out of your country of origin. Please be aware that when you register orcontinued on the next page
request a transaction on gns.com.sa, your personal data may be transferred to computers in the United States in order to process your request.
What about external links? For the convenience of our Site visitors, GNS may provide links to third party Websites that are external to GNS. These Websites are not operated or controlled by GNS, and GNS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external Websites.
Effective November 1, 2014