Terms of use

Expat Media Service Agreement

These Terms of Use cover Expat Media’s online and mobile websites, platforms, services, applications and networks owned and operated by Expat Media now and in the future. We refer to these products and services as “site”. By using any of Expat Media’s services, content, photos or videos, you accept and agree to be bound to and comply with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you should not access or use the site.

Modifications. Expat Media may modify the Terms of Use, or any part thereof at any time. These modifications, additions or deletions will be effective immediately upon posting. By using the site, you accept and agree to such modifications.

Changes to website. Expat Media may change or discontinue any service, feature or content of the site at any time without any obligation or notice to you.

Registration. Expat Media will use the information you provide during online registration in accordance with the Expat Media Privacy Policy. By registering, you declare that all information that you provide on the registration form is accurate. You acknowledge and agree that Expat Media may rely on your user name or password to identify you. You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your account access details, and all use of your account, regardless of whether you authorized such access or use, and for ensuring that all use of your account complies fully with the provisions of these Terms of Use.

User content and conduct. User–generated content covers but is not limited to comments, articles, advertisements, videos, photos and other materials. By submitting user content, you represent that you are of legal age, and that if you are under 18, you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian to enter into these Terms of Use to submit content to the site and fulfill the obligations in these Terms of Use.

Expat Media does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any user content, and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions or inactions you may take as a result of reading or using user content posted on the site.

You agree not to upload, post or transmit user content that violates or infringes on the rights of others, including statements that may defame, harass or threaten others, and content that poses a threat to personal or public safety.
You agree not to upload, post or transmit user content that is false, misleading or inaccurate, or contains expressions of racism, hate, profanity, bullying or abuse.

You also agree not to upload, post or transmit sexually explicit content or any content that advocates or promotes pornography, obscenity or abuse.

You agree not to upload, post or transmit content protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right. You are solely responsible for ensuring that your user content is not protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, rights of publicity or other proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from such a submission. Expat Media, at its sole discretion, may also bar you from submitting user content if you have violated the intellectual property or other rights.

You agree not to upload, post or transmit content that contains unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials or content that would promote, facilitate or encourage illegal activity.

You represent that you have the consent of each and every identifiable person in any of your submissions to Expat Media.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the site, use the site, or access to the site.

You agree not to use any technology, service, automated system or third party to post user content on your behalf.

Expat Media has the sole discretion and reserves the right to delete comments or user content that it deems offensive or in violation of these Terms of Use. It also reserves the right to terminate your account for any reason. Expat Media also reserves the right to monitor, screen, edit or remove user content posted or uploaded to the site to comply with these Terms of Use, the law or any authorized government request. When it deems necessary or if required by law, Expat Media may share your personal information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.

License to user content. By submitting user content to the site, you grant Expat Media the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use such user content (in part or in whole) in any form, media or technology for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such user content, without payment to you or to any third party.

You agree and acknowledge that any user content you submit may be used, published, reproduced, modified, adapted, edited, translated, derived, incorporated into other works, distributed, sub-licensed and other such use of the user content in part or in whole for other products or services by Expat Media. You represent and warrant to Expat Media that you have the full legal right, power and authority to grant to Expat Media the license provided for herein, that you own or control the complete exhibition and other rights to the user content you submitted for the purposes contemplated in this license. You have no objection to the publication, use, modification, deletion and exploitation of the user content by Expat Media or its licensees, successors and assigns. You also forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the user content; and you forever release Expat Media, and its licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against Expat Media by virtue of any such moral rights.

Copyright ownership. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of Expat Media content in whole or in part. You may download copyrighted material for your personal use only. You may not copy, redistribute, retransmit, publish or use for commercial purposes any material without the express permission of Expat Media and the copyright owner.

In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made.

If you use Expat Media material with permission, you must provide Expat Media with credit such as Source: Expat Media/expatmedia.net or Reproduced under license from Expat Media/expatmedia.net and provide a functional hyperlink to the Expat Media site if it is technically possible.

You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

Third party content. Expat Media does not endorse and shall not be held responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, statement, services, offer or other information or content expressed or made available on the site by any third party. Expat Media will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused by your use or reliance on information obtained through the site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through the site.

Advertisements and promotions. Expat Media shall not be held liable for loss, damage or other claims resulting from any business dealings or associations between you and third parties featured in advertisements and promotions run by Expat Media and its sites.

Limitation of liability. The site may offer health, fitness, nutritional, financial and other information, however such information is designed for educational and informational purposes only. Expat Media is not responsible for any action or inaction on your part based on the information presented on the site. You expressly agree that you are solely responsible for your use of the site and its features. Expat Media does not make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the site, or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information, service or merchandise provided through the site.

In no event shall Expat Media or its present or future parents or affiliated companies be liable to you for any personal injury, property damage, lost profits, loss of data, work loss, device or technology failure, loss of goodwill or reputation or any form of damages based on any causes of action arising out of the use of the site or any failure or performance or alleged error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in service, operation or transmission of the site.

You agree that Expat Media is not liable for any actual or alleged defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct
of other users of the site or any other third party.

Expat Media also disclaims any and all liability of any kind for any unauthorized access to or use of your personal information. By accessing the site, you acknowledge and agree to Expat Media’s disclaimer of any such liability. If you do not agree, you should not access or use the site.

Trademarks. Expat Media and its affiliates, own all rights to their logos and trademarks used in connection with the site. All other logos and trademarks appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners.

Miscellaneous. If you access the site from any location, you accept full responsibility for compliance with all local laws. You are also subject to United Arab Emirates regulations. Expat Media will be in no way liable to the user for any delay or failure in performance which is due to acts of God, strike or other official or unofficial labor dispute, union action, riot or civil commotion or any other cause outside its reasonable control, including (without limitation) directives from the UAE government or regulatory bodies.

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These Terms of Use were updated on March 28, 2016.

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