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Terms and Conditions

These terms of use (“Terms”) govern your use of the websites, content and community services offered through TRENDS or www.trendsmena.com (“Site”), any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise (“the Service”).

These terms of use constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the Company regarding your use of the web site and / or app i.e., www.trendsmena.com (the Site) and any services offered by the company including but not limited to delivery of content via the Site, any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise (“the Service”).

By accessing the Site or Service and / or by clicking “I agree”, you agree to be bound by these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant to the Company that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or above and are capable of entering, performing and adhering to these Terms and that you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

While individuals under the age of 18 may utilise the Service of the TRENDS, they shall do so only with the involvement & guidance of their parents and / or legal guardians, under such Parent /Legal guardian’s registered account.

You agree to register prior to uploading any content and / or comment and any other use or services of this site and provide your details including but not limited to complete name, age, email address, residential address and contact number.

Definition of “User” or “You”: means any person who accesses or avails of this site of the Company for the purpose of hosting, publishing, sharing, transacting, displaying or uploading information or views and includes other persons jointly participating in using the site of the Company.

USER AGREEMENT

As a user, please be informed that this Website, which is accessible via your computer or your portable hand-held device, is handled by TRENDS ( “TRENDS”, “us”, “we” or “our”). Our company is registered in Beirut, Lebanon with our registered office at LB – Chiyah, Camille Chamoun Boulevard, 6th floor, Antoine Gharios Center, Lebanon.

Any references to “you” and “your” means you as the user of the Site.

We encourage you to read these Terms as they contain crucial important information which govern:

(a) your use of the Site;

(b) your use of the services and/or products offered through the Site;

(c) your rights to link to the Site; and

(d) information about how we use and protect your information.

This page (together with our Privacy Policy https://trendsmena.com/privacy-policy and the documents referred to on it) are called the “Terms”.

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact [email protected]

CONTENT

We will do our best to make sure the Site remain as up to date and accurate as possible. Unless specifically stated otherwise, TRENDS is not responsible for the information on the Site and makes no warranty in respect of its timeliness, accuracy or availability. We disclaim all liability arising from any reliance placed on such information to the fullest extent permissible by law. Further no information on the site is to be treated as a financial advice and/or guidance for your investment decisions, needs, etc…

In addition, where the Site contain any details or information provided by third parties we make no promise that those details are up-to date or accurate.

If you find any of the materials or content contained on the Site to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, racist, harmful, unlawful, inaccurate, illegal or deceptive, please do let us know by emailing us at [email protected]

When we receive your complaint we may, in our sole discretion, remove or block access to the content complained of.

LEGAL AGREEMENT

By entering and using the Site, and/or any page accessible on the Site you signify your acceptance, without limitation or qualification, of these Terms without modification. By accessing and using the Site (whether or not you have registered for an account with us), you acknowledge that you are bound by the Terms (to the extent that each section applies.

We may change or amend the Terms from time to time without individual notice to you. You should check the Terms regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. If you continue to use the Site you will be deemed to have accepted any changes to the Terms.

TRENDS reserves the right to remove any information or material on the Site without warning, and without prejudice to any other accrued rights, and/or make available such information or material when required to do so by law or when requested to do so by regulatory bodies or law enforcement organizations.

If you do not agree to comply with your obligations in these Terms please do not use the Site.

REGISTRATION, SUBSCRIPTION OR MEMBERSHIP LOGIN

There are parts of the Site, and some services, which are not available to visitors to the Site. The Site requires you to sign-up, subscribe or register for a membership account with us in order for you to access certain pages of the Site or services. During the course of any such registration or sign-up you will provide us with personal information about you. If there are any changes to the information supplied to us it is your responsibility to inform us straight away. Changes to your registration details should be made through your account page.

By registering or subscribing you consent to us using your data for the provision of the services and/or products. Your name, username and/or profile may be displayed publicly on the Site when you submit content to the Site or as otherwise specified. We may transfer your data to any of our affiliates or third parties, or if it is necessary for us to comply applicable laws or regulations.

You will choose, or be provided with a user name and password. You must treat such information as confidential and must not disclose it to any third party.

Please tell us, by updating your settings, of any changes to the information that you provided when registering. If you wish to cancel your membership or account on the Site at any time, you may do so by contacting us at [email protected]

We may disable your login or registration at any time (temporarily or permanently) if we believe it is reasonable to do so, for example because you have failed to comply with the Terms or we believe it is necessary to do so to protect your personal information.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user name or password you should promptly notify us at [email protected]. Should you forget your password for your account, please select the “I forgot my password” option on our Site. You will be asked to submit your user name and e-mail address and a new password will be generated for you to use.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Specific terms and conditions may apply to the different products, services and/or digital content that is offered or made available on the Site which we will notify you of from time to time.

If this is the case, you agree to comply with these additional terms. If there is a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, the relevant specific terms will take precedence.

SUBSCRIPTION, PAYMENTS AND CHARGES

To make the most from the special features on the TRENDS Website, in particular when you set up a membership account or subscribe to certain services, you may be required to make a payment or a recurring payment (“Subscription”). Specific terms and conditions may apply to you Subscription which we will notify you of from time to time. We will make any charges clear to you. If there is a conflict between these Terms and the additional Subscription terms, the relevant specific Subscription terms will take precedence.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The TRENDS Website, the logo and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the TRENDS or its Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of the TRENDS or the Website’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the TRENDS Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of the TRENDS or third-party trademarks.

We grant you a limited license to access and use the Site solely for your personal and non-commercial use. You agree not to copy, store or use the Site (or any part of them) in any way other than their intended use.

The Site, and all the information and graphic representations or images on the Site (which includes the content, the way they are laid out and the “TRENDS” trade marks) (“Content”), are owned by, or licensed to TRENDS. The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the Content are the sole and exclusive property of TRENDS or its licensors and you have no right to use them outside of the Site.

Without TRENDS’s written consent, you may not use, transfer, copy, reproduce, alter, modify or created derivative works of any part of the Content, the Site or its source HTML code in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, except for the sole purpose of viewing the Content. This includes electronic reproduction by uploading or downloading.

USER GENERATED CONTENT AND PROHIBITED CONTENT

When using the Site and/or services you may be given an opportunity to interact with us and submit, add, post, publish, and/or upload content (including comments and pictures) (“Content”). In posting your Content, you confirm to us that you are the owner or have consent from the owner to post the Content and that the Content does not defame any person, company or business or violate the privacy rights, copyright and other intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

Any Content you input or upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting or uploading Content to our Site, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual, royalty free worldwide license to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such Content for any purpose and you also irrevocably waive the benefit of any moral rights you may have in any such Content material. If you believe that your rights have been infringed in relation to your Content, please contact [email protected].

To the extent that you are able to submit, add, post, publish, and/or upload Content or other materials on the Site, you agree not to include any kinds of content which is illegal or prohibited on the Site (“Prohibited Content”). This includes content that:

  • is protected by copyright, or other intellectual property rights, or derivate works thereof, and you have not obtained the permission of the copyright holder;
  • is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or could be harmful to minors;
  • is obscene, vulgar, offensive or makes libelous or defamatory comments about others or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
  • involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters”, or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”;
  • promotes information that you know is false, misleading;
  • promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files or any sort of pirated intellectual property;
  • contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  • constitute or encourage conduct that would be a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • prejudice pending or on-going criminal or civil court proceedings;
  • displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind or provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
  • provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
  • solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; or
  • engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.

If we identify that you have uploaded Prohibited Content to the Site, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to:

(a) edit or remove the Prohibited Content you have uploaded; and/or

(b) suspend, or discontinue your ability to add content to the Site; and/or

(c) block you from using and/or accessing the Site; and/or

(d) terminate your membership account (if applicable).

The Site may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Site. This information has not been verified or approved by us. We do not endorse any user generated content and the views expressed by other users on our Site do not represent our views or values. We do not guarantee the accuracy or authority of any user generated content.

WARRANTIES & GENERAL

You represent and warrant that

  • your use of the TRENDS Website will be in strict accordance with the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions of User Agreement and with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations;
  • your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party
  • You shall not at any time do anything to bring The TRENDS Website’s brands, trademarks or reputation into disrepute.
  • You are not bound by any third party restriction not to enter into this Agreement or to license the intellectual property rights in and the use of your Content / Contribution on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
  • You will submit an accurate and original piece of work and employ the highest standards of integrity and professionalism and not use material from other sources without attribution and / or the original creator’s written consent, as may be applicable.
  • Your Work will not be obtained by unlawful means, would not have been previously published in any manner or medium will not be libelous or defamatory or infringe upon or violate the intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or any other rights of any person or entity and is and will not be the subject of any litigation or other claim.
  • You will not accept any present, commission or any sort of gratification in cash or kind from any person, party, firm or company that you may be engaging with for the purpose of your blog.
  • You shall notify TRENDS immediately in the event that you receive a complaint regarding your Work or Blog or if there are any legal concerns around it shall work with TRENDS in resolving it.

If you fail to comply with our acceptable use and content standards, we may: withdraw your right to use our Site; remove any posting or material uploaded by you to our Site; issue a warning to you; issue legal action against you; disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary; and/or any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

You agree that you use the Site entirely at your own risk.

To the fullest extent possible, TRENDS expressly excludes and disclaims all warranties, terms, conditions and representations that might otherwise be implied by law in relation to the Site, including, without limitation, warranties of technical efficiency, satisfactory quality, availability, non-infringement, completeness and fitness for a particular purpose. The material contained on the Site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. We do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the material contained on the Site.

The content on our Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Site.

The Site may contain advertisements.TRENDS is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such advertisements, and does not accept any responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in such advertising material.

TRENDS shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of the use or performance of the Site, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information obtained through the Site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Site, whether based on contract, tort, or otherwise, even if TRENDS has been advised of the possibility of damage.

TRENDS cannot promise that the Site will be fault-free, uninterrupted, nor that it will provide specific results from use of the Site or any content, search or link on it. TRENDS shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is accessible but does not guarantee specific availability or performance of the Site. The Site and the content are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. TRENDS may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Site for whatever reason.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, or with any of these Terms, your sole remedy, except as specifically provided in these terms, is to stop using the Site.

Notwithstanding anything in these Terms, TRENDS does not disclaim liability for death or injury caused by its own negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, and/or anything else that cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.

VIRUS PROTECTION AND COMPATIBILITY

While certain precautions have been taken to detect computer viruses and ensure security, TRENDS cannot guarantee that the Site is virus-free and secure.

TRENDS shall not be liable for any loss or damage which occurs as a result of any virus or breach of security. TRENDS does not give any warranties as to the compatibility of the Site with your computer systems, software and/or hardware.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform to access the Site and you should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Site may contain links to websites operated by parties other than TRENDS (“Third Party Website”). When you activate one of them, you will leave the Site. When you use a link to go to a Third Party Website, your browsing and interaction on the Third Party Website is subject to the Third Party Websites own rules and policies. The inclusion of links to Third Party Websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their operators.

TRENDS has no control over, and will accept no responsibility for or liability in respect of, material on any website that is not under its control. This includes, but is not limited to any Promotions.

LINKING TO THE WEBSITE

You may link to the Site’ home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal, for non-commercial purposes (unless we have given you written consent otherwise) and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. The Site must not be framed on any other Site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page.

You must not establish a link to the Site in any website that is not owned by you.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

GENERAL

Unless otherwise specified, the Site is directed solely at those who access them from the United Arab Emirates. Those who choose to access the Site from locations outside of the United Arab Emirates are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Enforcement of these Terms is solely at our discretion, and just because we may not enforce them in some circumstances does not mean that we have lost the right to enforce in future.

If any provisions of the disclaimers and exclusions in these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and SE as to your use of the Site and shall supersede any prior agreement or representation in respect thereof.

The express provisions of these Terms are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  1. These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the UAE and any disputes will be decided only by the local courts.