Access to and use of www.grc.net (the "site") and the related services
(the "Services") is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. Please read
these Terms and Conditions carefully.
1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
By accessing the site you agree to accept these Terms and Conditions in full.
If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions you must exit the
The Gulf Research Center, with its principal place of
business at 19 Rayat Al-Itehad Street, Jeddah 21443, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
(“GRC”), reserves the right to add to or change/modify these Terms and
Conditions. Any changes will be posted to the Terms and Conditions page of the
GRC website and it is your responsibility as a user to refer to the Terms and
Conditions on accessing the site. Such changes shall take effect immediately
upon notice being given and continued use by you after the changes are posted
constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
2. Changes to Terms and
GRC may charge subscription or membership fees for access to specific
parts/aspects of the site and the Services. The current charges (if any) are
listed in the Membership Section of the site and can be altered from time to
time without prior notice.
Unless otherwise stated,copyright and all intellectual property rights in all
material presented on the site (including but not limited to text, audio, video
or graphical images), trademarks and logos appearing on this site are the
property of GRC, its affiliates, associates and third parties and are protected
under applicable laws. Any infringement shall be vigorously defended and pursued
to the fullest extent permitted by law.
4. Copyright and Trademarks
You may not (whether directly or through the use of any software program)
create a database in electronic or structured manual form by regularly or
systematically downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from the
site. No part of the site may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any
other website, nor may any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any
electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private
electronic retrieval system or service without prior written permission.
Requests to republish GRC material for distribution should be addressed to the
following address: email@example.com.
6. Individual Registration, Access
and Exchange of Information
6.1 Each registration is for a single individual user only.
To access the Services, you will be asked to enter your individual User Name and
Password. Therefore, we do not permit any of the
6.1.1 Any other person sharing your User Name
6.1.2 Any part of the site being cached in
proxy servers and accessed by individuals who have not registered with GRC as
users of the site.
6.1.3 Access through a single User Name
and Password being made available to multiple users on a
6.2 When registering on the site you must choose a
User Name which is unique, not obscene, not unlawful and not in the opinion of
GRC otherwise objectionable. Your User Name will at all times remain the
property of GRC.
6.3 You are responsible for the security
and proper use of your Password and for ensuring that there is no unauthorised
use of or access of the site through your User Name and Password. You agree to
notify GRC immediately upon becoming aware of any unauthorised use of your User
Name, Password and account or other breach of security.
You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to register on the site or become a
member of the site and use the Services.
6.5 Where the site
requires you to register in order to use the Services or to become a member to
access certain pages of the site you must provide accurate, true, current and
complete information as prompted on the registration form and it is your
responsibility to notify GRC of any changes in your
6.6 If we reasonably believe that a User Name and
Password are being used in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of clauses
6.1 to 6.5 we reserve the right to cancel access rights immediately without
notice, and block access to all users from that IP
6.7 You may change your Password at any time by
following the instructions on the site.
7. GRC Web Based Email Service
7.1 As part of the Member Services, GRC may offer a web
based email service. GRC reserves the right to impose additional fees on premium
7.2 The User Name and Password (and email address,
if applicable) provided upon your successful completion of the registration
and/or membership form remain at all times the property of
7.3 You will be solely responsible for the contents of
7.4 GRC will not monitor or disclose the
contents of emails except when required to do so by law or such action is
necessary to comply with legal process served on GRC.
GRC will conduct certain technical processing of email messages and their
contents necessary to send and receive messages, conform to connecting networks’
technical requirements or other similar requirements.
GRC has the right to include advertising material and promotional material in
the GRC email service.
7.7 GRC has the right to send you
emails informing you of the Services and information which is necessary for the
maintenance of the site and Services.
7.8 GRC may establish
an upper limit regarding the messages or communications which it may
8. Posting/Uploading Information and Use of
8.1 You shall be solely responsible for all content that you
upload, post or otherwise transmit. GRC does not guarantee the accuracy,
integrity or quality of such content. While GRC administrators and moderators
will attempt to screen posts and uploads and to remove or edit any objectionable
material as quickly as possible, it may be impossible to review all posted and
uploaded materials. Therefore, you acknowledge that all posts and uploads made
to the site express the views and opinions of the author and not of GRC and you
understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to objectionable
matter. Under no circumstances will GRC be liable in any way for any content,
including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any
loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content
posted, uploaded on this site. By using the Services you agree not to upload,
post, or otherwise transmit any matter or views that is/are, unlawful,
harassing, libellous, threatening, harmful, vulgar, indecent, defamatory,
abusive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially,
ethnically or otherwise objectionable or which violates any applicable national
or international laws. The IP address of all posts and uploads is recorded to
aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that GRC has the right to remove,
edit, move or close any post/upload or forum topic at any time as it sees
8.2 Where you provide any information or material to
GRC you warrant that you are the owner of such information and shall be deemed
to have granted to GRC a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive
right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create
derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content (in whole or
in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media,
or technology now known or later developed.
8.3 You may not
use the site or Services to send junk mail, spam, chain letters, unsolicited or
unauthorised advertisements or promotional material, distribution lists, pyramid
selling schemes, indulge in cyber stalking or become or create a nuisance for
8.4 You may not send, submit, post, or otherwise
transmit, messages or material that contain software virus, or any other files
that are designed to interrupt, destroy, and negatively affect in any manner
whatsoever, any electronic equipment in connection with the use of this site
and/or the Services, or other user’s ability to use the site and the Services or
interfere with another user’s use and enjoyment of similar
8.5 You agree to indemnify and hold harmless GRC,
its affiliates and associates, agents, co-branders or other partners and
employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’
fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post
to or transmit or as a result of any transaction done on or through the site or
9. Termination and Suspension or Cessation of
9.1 GRC shall at its sole discretion terminate your account
for the site and Services without any prior notice for any violation of these
Terms and Conditions. Upon termination, your right to use the site and the
Services ceases and GRC will have no further obligations to you including but
not limited to the obligation to forward any unread or unsent messages sent to
you or any third party via the web based email service.
Subject to the terms contained herein, either party can terminate this agreement
for any reason provided that such termination shall be conditional upon,
including but not limited to, discharge of all contractual and statutory
9.3 GRC reserves the right to modify
suspend/cancel, or discontinue any or all site sections, Services or the site
itself at any time without notice and without liability.
10. Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability, Information
Posted or Advertised by Third Parties
10.1 All the contents of the site are only for general
information or use. They do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon
in making (or refraining from making) any decision. Any specific advice or
replies to queries in any part of the site is/are the personal opinion of such
experts/consultants/persons and are not subscribed to by
10.2 The information from or through this site is
provided on “AS IS” basis, and all warranties, expressed or implied of any kind,
regarding any matter pertaining to any goods, service or channel, including
without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory
quality, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement are disclaimed
and excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. GRC and its affiliates and
associates shall not be liable, at any time for damages (including, without
limitation, damages for loss of business projects, loss of profits) arising in
contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the site and/or
the Services, or any of its contents, or from any action taken (or refrained
from being taken) as a result of using the site and/or the Services or any such
contents or for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption,
deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus,
communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to,
alteration of, or use of information contained on the site or the Services even
if GRC has been advised of the possibility of such damages or loss. No
representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the
accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability or applicability of
the information to a particular situation.
10.3 GRC makes no
warranties that access to the site and/or the Services will be uninterrupted,
secure, virus free or error free or that defects in software will be
10.4 All information, data, text, software,
sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, whether
publicly or privately transmitted/posted, is the sole responsibility of the
person from where such content originated and GRC accepts no responsibility for
the content, accuracy and conformity to applicable laws of such
10.5 GRC makes no warranties or representations as
to any goods or services advertised on this site and or via the Services. Any
decision to purchase any advertised goods or services shall be your sole
responsibility and GRC shall have no liability in relation to any contract to
purchase any advertised goods or services.
10.6 GRC assumes
no responsibility for the deletion of failure to store email messages,
communications or other content maintained or transmitted through the Services.
GRC will not be liable or responsible for loss of users’
10.7 You agree that any information, content, data
or other material downloaded or otherwise obtained through of from the site
and/or Services is obtained at your own discretion and risk and you will be
solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or any loss of data
that results from the download of such material or
10.8 Save as set out in these Terms and Conditions,
all warranties, terms conditions and undertakings are expressly excluded to the
fullest extent permitted by law.
11. Third Party Links
Certain links on
the site and the Services lead to resources located on servers maintained by
third parties over whom GRC has no control or connection, business or otherwise.
These sites are external to GRC and by visiting these, you are outside the GRC
website and its Services. GRC neither endorses in any way nor offers any
judgment or warranty as to the availability or content of the site and accepts
no responsibility or liability for the authenticity, availability of any of the
goods or services or for any damage, loss or harm, direct or consequential or
any violation of local or international laws that may be incurred by your
visiting and transacting on these sites.
12. Advertising Material
Part of the site
and the Services may contain advertising and other material submitted to GRC by
third parties (“Advertisers”). Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that
material submitted for inclusion on the site and the Services complies with
applicable international and national law. GRC will not be responsible for any
Advertiser’s claim, error, omission or inaccuracy in advertising material, and
reserves the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any advertising
material submitted to insertion. Acceptance of advertisements on the site and
the Services will be subject to GRC’s Advertising Terms and
13.1 You understand and accept that your personal
information provided via our registration or subscription form will be
transferred to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and stored in a database for the
purpose of enabling GRC to provide various services to you and you consent to
such transfer. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may not have in place similar levels
of data protection as those existing in your country of residence. See GRC's
13.2 GRC may send information and offers of
products and services to you from time to time. Use of this site constitutes
13.3 GRC agrees not to
contact you once you become a registered user in accordance with clause 6 if you
express a preference not to be contacted save that GRC may communicate to you
via a monthly newsletter to registered users information which is necessary for
the maintenance of the Services and the site.
14. Force Majeure
GRC shall have no liability to you for any interruption or delay in access to
the site and/or the Services resulting from causes beyond its reasonable control
including but not limited to fires, strikes (of its own or other employees),
insurrection or riots, or regulations of any civil or military authority.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia Courts in respect of any dispute regarding these Terms and
16. Entire Agreement
The Terms and Conditions for the time being constitute the entire agreement
between you and GRC with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and
replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or
oral, regarding the subject matter.
17. Official Language
The official text of the Terms and Conditions is the English language. If the
Terms and Conditions are translated into any other language, the English
language version controls.
Notwithstanding that the whole or any part of the provisions of these Terms
and Conditions may prove to be illegal or enforceable, the other provisions of
the Terms and Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall
remain in full force and effect.
19. Waiver of Remedies
No forbearance, delay or indulgence by GRC in enforcing the provisions of the
Terms and Conditions shall prejudice or restrict the rights of GRC nor shall any
waiver of its rights operate as a waiver of any subsequent breach and no right,
power of remedy herein conferred upon or reserved for GRC is exclusive of any
other right, power, or remedy available to GRC and each such right, power or
remedy shall be cumulative.
20. Rights of Third Parties
GRC and the user confirm their intent not to confer any rights on any third
parties by virtue of these Terms and Conditions.