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DCT -- TERMS OF USE

Welcome to Dubai College of Tourism (“DCT”). Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms") and the DCT Privacy Policy and DCT Cookie Policy prior to registering for www.dct.ac.ae or using any portion of the DCT website (the "Site," which consists of all content and pages located within the www.dct.ac.ae web domain), including accessing any course material, chat rooms, or other electronic services. These Terms, the Privacy Policy and the DCT Cookie Policy are agreements (the "Agreements") between you and DCT. By using the Site, you accept and agree to be legally bound by the Agreements, whether or not you are a registered user. If you do not understand or do not wish to be bound by the terms of the Agreements, you should not use the Site.

DCT reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time without advance notice. Any changes to these Terms will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the Site after any changes have been made, you express your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified Terms and all of the changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms.

DESCRIPTION OF DCT

DCT offers courses at the DCT campus that include opportunities for professor-to-student and student-to-student interaction, individual assessment of a student's work and, for students who demonstrate their mastery of subjects, a certificate of achievement or other acknowledgment.

RULES FOR ONLINE CONDUCT

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Site and for your User Postings. "User Postings" include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on the Site by you or other users of the Site, including but not limited to all forum posts, wiki edits, notes, questions, comments, videos and file uploads. You agree that you will use the Site in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws, and any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence.

As a condition of your use of the DCT services, you will not use the Site in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any DCT server or the network(s) connected to any DCT server or to interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any DCT server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information stored on the Site, its servers or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the Site.

THE FOLLOWING LIST OF ITEMS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE SITE:

  • Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  • Content that infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
  • Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
  • Content related to partisan political activities;
  • Viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, malware, spyware or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer or property; and
  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.

Furthermore, you agree not to scrape, or otherwise download in bulk, any Site content, including but not limited to a list or directory of users on the system, on-line textbooks, User Postings or user information. You agree not to misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Site (although you are welcome and encouraged to use an anonymous username in the forums and to act in a manner that keeps your identity concealed).

USER ACCOUNTS AND AUTHORITY

In order to participate fully in Site activities, you must provide your name, an email address and a user password in order to create a user account ("User Account"). You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information for your User Account with any third party for any reason. In setting up your User Account, you may be prompted to enter additional optional information (e.g., your address). You represent that all information provided by you is accurate and current. You agree to maintain and update your information to keep it accurate and current.

We care about the confidentiality and security of your personal information. Please see our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy for more information about what information about you DCT collects and how DCT uses that information.

YOUR RIGHT TO USE CONTENT ON THE SITE

Unless expressly indicated by us as being in the public domain, the content on the Site is protected by United Arab Emirates and foreign copyright laws and belongs or is licensed to DCT. The texts, exams, video, images and other instructional materials provided with the courses offered on this Site are for your personal non-commercial use in connection with those courses only. Except where we expressly provide otherwise, you are not permitted to copy, download, print, photograph, screenshot, or otherwise reproduce in any other way any content our Site.

We may provide downloadable workbooks, flashcards or other study aids from time to time, which we may expressly permit you to print. If we permit you to print these materials, only one copy may be printed and retained for your own personal, non-commercial use solely for the purpose of completing the relevant course. You are not permitted to photocopy or share your printouts with anyone else.

If you print, copy, screenshot or download any content in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the Content in whatever form you have made.

Certain reference documents, digital textbooks, articles and other information on the Site are used with the permission of third parties, and use of that information is subject to certain rules and conditions, which will be posted along with the information. By using this Site you agree to abide by all such rules and conditions.

You agree to retain all copyright and other notices on any content you obtain from the Site. You acknowledge that you have no right, title or interest in or to the content or the Site. All rights in the Site and its content are reserved. Nothing displayed on the Site should be construed as granting any right of use in relation to any logo, trade name, masthead or trademark without the express written consent of the relevant intellectual property rights owner.

You agree to indemnify us, educational partners, and our respective affiliates on demand from and against any claim, suit, action, demand, damages, loss, cost, expense (including litigation costs and attorneys' fees) and liability arising from any breach by you of this section.

USER POSTINGS

User Postings Representations and Warranties. By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you affirm, represent and warrant (1) that you have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and/or permissions to reproduce and publish the User Postings and to authorize DCT and its users to reproduce, modify, publish and otherwise use and distribute your User Postings in a manner consistent with the licenses granted by you below, and (2) that neither your submission of your User Postings nor the exercise of the licenses granted below will infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You, and not DCT, are solely responsible for your User Postings and the consequences of posting or publishing them.

License Grant to DCT. By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to DCT a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sub licensable, fully paid-up, royaltyfree, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to host, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute, re-distribute, relicense and otherwise use, make available and exploit your User Postings, in whole or in part, in any form and in any media formats and through any media channels (now known or hereafter developed).

License Grant to DCT Users. By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you hereby grant to each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access and use your User Postings in connection with their use of the Site for their own personal purposes.

CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS.

Generally DCT will be offering a certificate of achievement or other acknowledgment (a "Certificate") for students who, in their judgment, have satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the course material. Certificates will be issued by DCT. The decision whether a Certificate will be awarded to a given student will be solely within the discretion of DCT. DCT may choose not to offer a Certificate for some courses. TRADEMARKS Use of DCT Trademarks and Service Marks. The "DCT" name, logos and seals are trademarks ("Trademarks") of DCT. You may not use any of these Trademarks, or any variations thereof, without the owner's prior written consent. You may not use any of these Trademarks, or any variations thereof, for promotional purposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests or, in these institutions' sole judgment, gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by DCT.

All Trademarks not owned by DCT that appear on the Site or on or through the services made available on or through the Site, if any, are the property of their respective owners.

Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of the owner of the applicable Trademark.

DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY / LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES

THE SITE AND ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT, EXCEPT INSOFAR AS ANY SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT BE DISCLAIMED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

DCT AND THE DCT PARTICIPANTS (AS HERINAFTER DEFINED) DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER, THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE COURSES OR CONTENT PROVIDED WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. DCT AND THE DCT PARTICIPANTS ALSO MAKE NO WARRANTY ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR QUALITY OF THE SITE OR ANY COURSES OR CONTENT, OR THAT ANY PARTICULAR COURSES OR CONTENT WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE.

“DCT PARTICIPANTS” MEANS THE ENTITIES PROVIDING INFORMATION, CONTENT OR SERVICES FOR THE SITE, THE COURSE INSTRUCTORS AND THEIR STAFFS.

USE OF THE SITE, AND THE CONTENT AND SERVICES OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOUR ACCESS TO OR DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR DATA THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA. .

User Postings Disclaimer. You understand that when using the Site you will be exposed to User Postings from a variety of sources and that neither DCT nor the DCT Participants are responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, reliability or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Postings. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Postings that are inaccurate, offensive, defamatory, indecent or objectionable and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against DCT or any of the DCT Participants with respect thereto. Neither DCT nor any of the DCT Participants endorse any User Postings or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein. Neither DCT nor any of the DCT Participants have any obligation to monitor any User Postings or any other user communications through the Site.

However, DCT reserves the right to review User Postings and to exercise its sole discretion to edit or remove, in whole or in part, any User Posting at any time and for any reason, or to allow the DCT Participants to do so. Without limiting the foregoing, upon receiving notice from a user or a content owner that a User Posting allegedly does not conform to these Terms, DCT may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the User Posting, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice.

Links to Other Sites. The Site may include hyperlinks to sites maintained or controlled by others. DCT and the DCT Participants are not responsible for and do not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these sites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER DCT NOR ANY OF THE DCT PARTICIPANTS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES, EITHER ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, OR YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S) USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON THE SITE, OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER YOUR CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY OR OTHER LAW.

IN PARTICULAR, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER DCT NOR ANY OF THE DCT PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT DCT OR ANY OF THE DCT PARTICIPANTS HAS BEEN NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE AT FAULT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA).

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify DCT and the DCT Participants, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, faculty, students, fellows, governing board members, agents and employees from and against any third-party claims, actions or demands arising out of, resulting from or in any way related to your use of the Site, including any liability or expense arising from any and all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, DCT or one of the DCT Participants will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.

MISCELLANEOUS

Termination Rights; Discontinuation of Courses and Content. You agree that DCT, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Site or your participation in it, for any reason or no reason, upon notice to you. It is DCT's policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the accounts of users of the Site who are copyright infringers. DCT and the DCT Participants reserve the right at any time in their sole discretion to cancel, delay, reschedule or alter the format of any course offered through DCT, or to cease providing any part or all of the Site content or related services, and you agree that neither DCT nor any of the DCT Participants will have any liability to you for such an action. If you no longer desire to participate in the Site, you may terminate your participation at any time. The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the Site, but the other provisions of these Terms will survive any such termination.

Entire Agreement. These Terms, the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy together constitute the entire agreement between you and DCT with respect to your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and DCT regarding your use of the Site.

Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of DCT to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.

Choice of Law/Forum Selection. You agree that these Terms and any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any content or service obtained from or through the Site will be governed by the laws of Dubai, and where applicable the federal laws of the United Arab Emirates. You agree that all such claims and disputes will be heard and resolved exclusively in the courts of Dubai . You consent to the personal jurisdiction of those courts over you for this purpose, and you waive and agree not to assert any objection to such proceedings in those courts (including any defense or objection of lack of proper jurisdiction or venue or inconvenience of forum).

Effective Date: July 1st 2017

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