Purpose

This document sets out the “Terms and Conditions” for all Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (“EAD”) website(s) or published information system(s).

Terms and Conditions

1. General

By accessing this website, User will be deemed to have accepted all the terms and conditions mentioned below. These terms are governed by and interpreted in line with EAD rules and regulations and at all times in compliance with the applicable laws of the UAE.

The Terms & Conditions relating to use of this website are divided into a number of sections: “Terms of Use, “Privacy Policy”, “Cookies” and “Copyright”. Together, these sections form the “Terms & Conditions”. 

The Terms & Conditions, as amended unilaterally by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi from time to time, set out the basis on which you may use this website.

In using this website, you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following Terms & Conditions:

The following terminology applies to these Terms & Conditions: "User", “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the EAD’s Terms & Conditions. "EAD", “Ourselves”, “We” and "Us", refers to the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (“EAD”). All terms refer to accessing this website granted to the User by Us in the most appropriate manner, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing laws of the United Arab Emirates and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to it.

These Terms of Use are the Terms & Conditions on which we provide the text, database, format, documents, graphic and written work and all other materials published on this website (the "Content") and the basis on which we allow access to it.  Please read them carefully.

This website is for your own private use.  By accessing this website, you agree:

  • not to use this website or its Content in contravention of any regulation or legislation;
  • not to copy, amend, reproduce or distribute the Content, or disclose the Content to third parties, other than in compliance with our Copyright section. 
  • not to advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of this website or to benefit commercially from its Content; and
  • that you are responsible for any material you send to or upload to this website and that such material is legal, is not offensive and it does not infringe our rights, those of third parties or the provisions of the Terms & Conditions.

2. Disclaimer

  • This website provides comprehensive information about EAD.
  • The website consists of links to information published on external websites, EAD does not guarantee the accuracy of the Content, as well as its warranties and conditions, since it is the responsibility of the concerned websites. Moreover, all information available on EAD’s website is published as received from the respective sources.
  • The Content may be revised, amended, or deleted occasionally, without any notice.
  • The electronic versions of EAD documents published on this website are for information purposes only.
  • The definitive version of any EAD document is the original printed and approved version held by EAD. In the case of any difference between documents, the version so held by the EAD shall take precedence over any other version.
  • The Content may have been published in both English and in Arabic. Whenever there are any differences between the two language versions of the same information, the definitive version shall be the language version in which the information was originally issued.
  • Under no circumstances will EAD be liable for any damages or injury that result from the use of the materials on this website and the user shall indemnify EAD from and against all liabilities resulting from the user's failure to observe these terms and conditions.
  • There is no liability for any direct or indirect damages as a result of visiting or using EAD website.

3. Copyright

This Copyright section forms part of the Terms & Conditions and therefore the terms on which we provide and allow access to this website.

All the Content of this website is the property of EAD and is protected by copyright. EAD reserves all copyright, trademark, patent, intellectual and other property rights of the information contained in this website. Any unauthorized use, reproduction or printing of the information, materials and proprietary rights contained in this website is strictly prohibited.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

  • EAD, our service providers, our consultants, or third parties who have granted us permission to reproduce their material on this website, own all trademarks, copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Content on this website.
  • The Content shall not be used for any commercial purposes, including but not limited to, selling, distributing, or republishing the Content.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all Intellectual Property Rights (including trademarks and copyrights) found on this website are either owned, controlled, or licensed by [to] EAD. As such, the act of consolidation and arrangement of all Content is the sole property of EAD and is protected by copyright laws.
  • EAD retains all Intellectual Property Rights in all Content. The names, trademarks, and logos found on the website and in the materials therein are owned and licensed for EAD, unless otherwise stated. The use of these trademarks is prohibited without permission from EAD.

5. Privacy Policy

Online Privacy

  • Our Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms & Conditions and therefore the terms on which we provide and allow access to this website.

Collection and Use of Information

  • Some of the following information is collected anonymously and randomly while users browse the website or use applications on their smartphones: 
    • IP address of the device you used to access the website, as well as your visit time and date. 
    • The pages you visited on the website 
    • Your geographical location when browsing the website, if agreed  
  • The above information is obtained in an aggregate and anonymous manner for the improvement of the website performance. Such information is not disclosed at all to any other party unless required by law or for the protection of the rights of EAD.
  • Your personal information will only be made available to the EAD employees who need to have access to it. This information will not be made publicly available without your consent. Similarly, no such information will be exchanged, sold, or traded with any third party without your prior consent, and access to that information will only be permitted to qualified individuals and specialists who provide the EAD services related to your interactions with our website.

Information Security Controls 

  • EAD has implemented the necessary controls to protect the privacy of personal information provided by the user or collected by the concerned team at EAD.
  • Whenever possible, appropriate encryption is used to protect information that is deemed sensitive and important, and for any data which must be protected in accordance with federal or local legal requirements or the requirements of EAD.

6. Limitations and Exclusions of Liability

This website and its Content are provided on an "as is" basis for general information purposes only and nothing on this website or in its Content is intended to provide conclusive or other environmental guidelines.  We do not accept any responsibility for any loss, which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this website.  If you wish to find out more about the information in the materials published, please contact usby email. 

We are not responsible or liable for any matter relating to you or any third parties accessing or using this website and its Content.

7. Links to this website

We do not endorse nor are we responsible for the Content of websites operated by others that link to this website or that are accessible from it. 

You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

8. Links from this website

We do not monitor or review the Content of other party’s websites that are linked from this website. Information or materials appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such information or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or Content, of such third party websites. We encourage our Users to be aware when they leave our website and strongly recommend that Users read the privacy statements of such other websites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other website connected to this website or accessed through this website yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. EAD will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

9. General

Our rights under these Terms & Conditions may be waived only in writing and specifically.

10. Confidentiality

User records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than if legally required to do so to the appropriate local or Federal authorities of the United Arab Emirates.  We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by EAD will only be in connection with the Content of this website.

11. Notification of Changes

This document sets out the “Terms and Conditions” for all Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (“EAD”) website(s) or published information system(s).

12. Applicable Laws

These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United Arab Emirates as applied in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. By accessing this website you consent to these Terms & Conditions and submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Abu Dhabi.

If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out in these Terms & Conditions), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these Terms & Conditions and the remaining terms and conditions hereof will continue to apply. Failure of EAD to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms & Conditions shall not be construed as waiver of such provision and shall not affect the validity of these Terms & Conditions or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each provision.

Your accessing of this website indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the full Terms & Conditions contained herein.

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