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The aim of the present Terms and Conditions is to set out your obligations as a user when using the on-line Services ("the Services") offered through our site. The objectives of the ECSSR web policy are to establish the necessary user-friendly ruling principles leading to the best endeavor of all users to the expected successful operation of our on-line Services.

We welcome you on ECSSR web site and inform you that the following Terms and Conditions shall apply to you as a user

1. General Rules Acceptance

1.1. The present Terms and Conditions are to be considered a binding document defining and determining the obligations of the users in relation to the Services provided by ECSSR through this site.

1.2. The present Terms and Conditions of the ECSSR site may be modified and amended from time to time and such changes shall be immediately effective after being posted by ECSSR on its site. ECSSR shall give no prior notice of such change.

1.3. The present Terms and Conditions may extend to any ECSSR sites in relation to the Services in whole or in part as defined herein.

1.4. All on-line operations performed through the ECSSR site shall be binding on the concerned parties as determined herein and it shall be deemed that the present Terms and Conditions are governing each of the related on-line operations performed by you.

1.5. You acknowledge that the Services are addressed to individuals for their personal use.

2. ECSSR Services

ECSSR provides its users through its site various on-line Services including, without being limited to, organizational information, news events, reports, feature topics, polls, discussion forums, newsletters, jobs, multimedia search, purchasing publications via electronic means, display of lectures, workshops and conferences programs organized by ECSSR, registration for attending its activities with fees payment online, and various personalized content through ECSSR web site modules. New on-line Services of the ECSSR website shall also be subject to the present Terms of Services except if otherwise expressly stated by ECSSR. ECSSR reserve its rights to modify delete or suspend at any time and without prior notice any part of the Services. You agree that ECSSR shall in no way be held liable for such modification deletion discontinuance or suspension of the Services or any part thereof.

3. Registration Obligations

3.1. True Information 

3.1.1. For registration at the ECSSR site you commit yourself to transmit all requested true information related to your registration such as name address and all other relevant information requested on the registration form of the ECSSR website.

3.1.2. Upon registration with the ECSSR site you will be held solely responsible any time for any incorrect statements wrongful or fraudulent information transmitted by you to and through the Services.

3.1.3. Any fraud false information or willful misuse of ECSSR site Services in violation with the terms of the present Terms and Conditions shall result in immediately suspending or terminating your Account with the ECSSR site without prejudice to financial damages to be paid by you to ECSSR or any other remedy for breach of contract.

3.2. ECSSR Membership

3.2.1. Upon your registration with ECSSR, the site shall open an account in your name and provide you with a password.

3.2.2. ECSSR reserves its rights at its sole discretion to accept or reject your application for registration on ECSSR site for whatever reason and/or in accordance with the present Terms and Conditions as provided herein.

3.2.3. You agree to keep this password confidential and shall be fully responsible for all operations performed through your account and under your password.

3.2.4. Any operation performed through your account shall bind you.

3.2.5. You agree to promptly notify ECSSR of any unauthorized use of your account and/or of your password.

3.2.6. You should ascertain your exit from your account each time after ending your activities session on your account. Any loss or damages sustained by you as a result of your failure to do so shall be at your own risks and entire responsibility.

3.3. Annual Conference Registration

3.3.1 ECSSR reserves the right to make any changes to the Conference program without prior notification.

3.3.2 A confirmation letter and invoice will be sent upon receipt of your registration and full payment. Please note that only those delegates who have paid in full will be admitted to the Conference.

3.3.3 If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate a substitute delegate by providing a written letter or email confecssr@ecssr.ac.ae or fax at 971-2-4044422.

3.3.4 If you are unable to nominate a substitute delegate, your cancellation must be submitted in writing. NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received one week prior to the first day of the Conference.

4. General Conduct

4.1. ECSSR is enabling all its users to use the Online Forum and Community Services offered through its site. Therefore you agree that any and all of the text, information, statements, or others ("Content") transmitted by any entity (individual or company) to ECSSR and publicly or privately posted on ECSSR site shall be the sole responsibility of this entity (individual or company) from which this Content originated.

4.2. ECSSR CAN NOT and SHALL NOT control the veracity and accuracy of any of the Content posted by users via the Services nor the legal capacity or the ability of its users to act and use the Services.

4.3. ECSSR shall not be held responsible for any inaccurate false uncompleted information or Content provided by any entity or user. However any incorrect information shall be duly rectified upon notification by any interested party or shall be entirely/partly removed from the ECSSR site at ECSSR's own discretion.

4.4. You undertake to provide accurate and relevant information in respect of any information or Content to be posted by you on ECSSR site. Therefore you agree that you shall be liable for the accuracy of the Content you have posted on the ECSSR site and/or for any incorrect fraudulent offensive or misleading information you have inserted knowingly or not in any posted information or statement on the ECSSR site.

4.5. As a user interested in keeping your ECSSR site in line with the highest international standards of the "net etiquette" you may inform ECSSR of any violation of third parties rights in relation with the on-line Services or of any breach of the Terms of Services. ECSSR shall take accordingly the necessary measures for immediately ceasing such a breach or violation on its site and/or proceed with the withdrawal of the related information or any Content thereof and inform its users of such withdrawal if deemed necessary.

4.6. You will comply with all relevant national or international applicable laws and regulations including those relating to transmission of data and shall ensure that the object content and terms of your information e-mail posted content or otherwise do not include without being limited to hate obscene pornographic false offending deceptive or illegal literature. Also you will refrain from selling prohibited products such as weapons, stolen goods, alcoholic beverages, pornographic materials, medicines, human organs, as well, without being limited to pirated products such as CDs, software, videos, and movies which are infringing a third party's Intellectual Property rights. You agree therefore that you shall be held fully responsible for any Content or messages posted transmitted or otherwise inserted by yourself or through your user account on ECSSR site.

4.7. You shall indemnify and hold ECSSR harmless to the extent of any claim made by a third party against ECSSR and based on or arising out of the Content submitted or posted by you on the ECSSR site services or arising from any infringement by you of third parties Intellectual Property Rights made through the ECSSR site.

You will also indemnify and save harmless ECSSR site against all liabilities damages losses costs expenses and fees claims and legal actions arising from any cause whatsoever within and relating directly or indirectly to your use of or connection to the Services and/or incurred by your failure to comply with the terms of the present Terms of Services.

5. Prohibited Acts

5.1. You agree not to transmit (through e-mail, posting, and uploading) via the Services of the ECSSR site

  • Any software viruses or otherwise intending to destroy files, data, software hardware, computers, systems, telecommunications, and communication equipments or any other harmful or deleterious programs.

  • Any Content in whole or in part you are not entitled to use or you have no right to publish and reproduce or infringing third parties Intellectual Property Rights or violating other Proprietary rights.

  • Unsolicited advertising messages and promotional materials chain letters Pyramid Schemes or any other form of unsolicited messages ("spamming") except for these specific areas allowing such messages.

  • To under-age users less than 18 years old any inappropriate messages nor attempt to harmfully or maliciously solicit them.

  • Injurious threatening violent harassing defamatory unethical and/or libelous messages or Contents or otherwise.

5.2. You shall not impersonate another identity or misrepresent yourself when using ECSSR site Services nor unduly use another attributed user's Account except if expressly authorized to do so by this Account attributed user.

5.3. You shall not disrupt in any manner whatsoever or interfere with the Services flow the users exchanges in real time the servers connected to the Services or the relevant connected networks. Any malicious actions that may undermine the integrity and functionalities of ECSSR site Services are strictly prohibited and shall be duly prosecuted. Such actions shall include any intentional manipulation that is using and posting false and incorrect information for the purpose of concealing for example the origin of any Content or the accuracy of any part of Content thereof.

5.4. You shall not use (duplicate reproduce publish or sell) the Services in whole or in part for commercial purposes.

5.5. You shall not use the Services in violation of any applicable International or National regulation or in breach of any accepted Internet Protocol.

6. Disclaimer and Liability

6.1. ECSSR shall be responsible for the content that it creates, possesses and publishes on its site. And, ECSSR shall not be responsible (in terms of, without being limited to, accuracy, legality, quality, completeness, or seriousness) for any and all Content placed on its site through the forum, discussion areas or Opinion Poll results. Accordingly, you agree that ECSSR shall not be held responsible for any Content, related damages, losses, or claims arising out of and from such use of this Content. You agree that your use of the Content shall be done under your own responsibility and that you will estimate and consider by yourself any negative or adverse effects of such Content and determine if appropriate to use or have it used by any person duly authorized by you to access the Services through your account.

6.2. Links to other websites are made available through the Services by ECSSR or by third parties. You agree that ECSSR shall not be responsible for the Content information or for other materials displayed on these other different websites nor for your use of such other websites' Services.

6.3. Notwithstanding the provisions contained herein, ECSSR shall have no obligation whatsoever with respect to any claim which is based upon or arises out of any user attitude or illegal or inaccurate content, spamming, failure of a user to comply with its obligations under this Terms of Services, or any user failure to comply with the relevant laws and regulations in respect of the Services or otherwise. In no event shall ECSSR liabilities arising under contract or tort include any special direct indirect incidental or consequential losses or damages including without limitation those relating to communications, security, loss of code, data transmission costs, loss of profits, and or goodwill, even if ECSSR has been advised or may be aware as being predictable of such potential loss or damages resulting from without being limited to use of the Services and related consequences interruption of use or transmission denying access to the Services dealings and transactions made through the Services.

7. Exclusion of Warranties

You agree and acknowledge that except as stated herein the Services are provided AS IS without any other express or implied warranty including without being limited to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement all of which are hereby disclaimed and excluded by ECSSR.

In particular ECSSR does not warrant that the Services shall correspond to any of your specific needs and/or requirements shall be error-free or shall be uninterrupted and constant timely secure or that the Content shall be accurate neither that ECSSR Software shall be error-free or that it shall be corrected nor that downloading information from the Services to your computer is a safe operation. You agree that any damages to your computer resulting from such download shall be at your own risks.

8. Confidentiality and Privacy Policy

In consideration of your registration with the ECSSR site, ECSSR is enabled to collect personal information about you and all other requested data and is fully entitled to disclose this information to other parties with a need to know; such as a Court orders safety measures or otherwise.

By agreeing to the present Terms of Services ECSSR site users are deemed to agree on the way ECSSR is handling any personnel data in accordance with ECSSR policy.

As an ECSSR user you agree also to respect and honor the privacy and personal data of other Members and refrain from using such personal data collected from ECSSR site for other purpose than within the object and scope of the present Terms of Services.

8.1. Privacy Statement

ECSSR has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the ECSSR network. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information. Our site uses cookies to keep track of your behavior within the site. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. Our site's registration form requires users to give us contact information (name and email address) and demographic information. Members' contact information is used to contact them when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected on our site. We use this data to tailor the visitor's experience at our site showing them content that we think they might be interested in and displaying the content according to their preferences. This site contains links to other sites. ECSSR is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

8.1.1 Public Forums

This site makes forums message boards and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Gulf Forum Rules

8.1.2 Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We have appropriate firewalls in place to block unauthorized access to any user data stored on our servers. The Personal Customer Information you provide -- including your credit card information -- to establish an account with us and to make purchases from us is secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. We use this SSL technology to prevent such information from being intercepted and read as it is transmitted over the Internet. The encrypted data goes to a secure site where your information is stored on restricted-access computers located at restricted-access sites. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site please contact:

P.O. Box 4567
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971-2-4044444
Fax: +971-2-4044462

9. Termination

9.1. ECSSR shall remove and delete at its entire discretion any content or information if deemed objectionable by ECSSR for any reason whatsoever if in breach of the terms of the present Terms and Conditions or of a relevant applicable law and regulation or placed by former contravening users without previously informing ECSSR of their identity.

9.2. Any violation by you of any of the terms of the present Terms and Conditions shall lead to the closure of your account with ECSSR site and immediate termination of all related operations with you without prior notice.

9.3. Among material breach to the present Terms and Conditions leading to termination of your account are the spamming acts which are strictly prohibited and likely to be prosecuted. Faulty users shall be fully liable for such undue acts and duly prosecuted before the competent courts.

10. Intellectual Property Rights

10.1. You recognize and acknowledge that ECSSR is the owner of enforceable copyrights in ECSSR on line documentations and has full title right and interest in its trademark(s) logos and all other Intellectual Property Rights belonging to ECSSR and related to the ECSSR Services. ECSSR & Logo are registered trademarks of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. Other Services denominations of ECSSR are also trademarks of ECSSR.

10.2. You shall refrain from using these Intellectual Property Rights for other purposes than those strictly in accordance with the Terms and Conditions as defined herein. You are accordingly not entitled to use or display the above trademarks of ECSSR for any reason whatsoever except with the prior written consent of ECSSR.

10.3. Nothing herein will in any way convey to users or third parties any rights title or interests in any names trade names trademarks /or brands or in any other Intellectual Property Rights belonging to ECSSR including all software and related documentation related and used for the Services. You further agree that ECSSR software and related documentation as well as the Content provided by ECSSR site and/or by third parties (including advertisements) for the Services are protected by relevant Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights.

10.4. You agree not to alter modify distribute or sell in whole or in part the Content or create any related derivative works without obtaining the prior written consent of ECSSR and /or third parties owners of such Content.

10.5. You shall be legally responsible for any breach of this obligation or for violating any of ECSSR or third parties Intellectual Property Rights.

10.6. For any act of infringement or violation by third parties of your Intellectual Property Rights related to the Content posted by you on ECSSR or violation of others. Intellectual Property Rights or proprietary rights please inform us by e-mail on: webmaster@ecssr.ac.ae.

11. Severability

If any provision of this Terms and Conditions is held invalid illegal or unenforceable the validity legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of the present Terms and Conditions shall not in any way be affected or impaired and the remainder of the Terms and Conditions shall continue to be effective and enforceable between you and ECSSR.

12. Applicable Law

You agree with ECSSR that the present Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed according to the UAE law and that the Courts of Abu Dhabi shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with the present Terms of Services. Please however note that certain national legislations shall not apply the present provision and shall implement its own national rules in respect of the applicable law and competent jurisdiction.

13. Modification of the Terms of Services

ECSSR may from time to time at its sole discretion change and modify or delete any of the provisions of the present Terms of Services.

Such modifications or changes shall be immediately effective. For this purpose, ECSSR encourages all its users to periodically consult and review the ECSSR Terms and Conditions to update themselves in this respect. You may also be subject to further Terms and Conditions when accessing and using Services affiliated to those of ECSSR and agree to abide by those additional Terms and Conditions as well.

14. Entire Agreement

The present Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and ECSSR hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous proposals or agreements oral or written between you and ECSSR pertaining to use of its website.