THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE BINDING AND ENFORCEABLE AGAINST ALL PERSONS THAT ACCESS THE GLOBAL INVESTMENT COMPANY WEB SITE OR ANY PART THEREOF (GIC WEB SITE).
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU MUST LEAVE THE GLOBAL WEB SITE IMMEDIATELY, AS FURTHER USE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BIND YOU TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
GIC WEBSITE DISCLAIMER
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
"Global" means Global Investment Company, an investment company duly registered in terms of the companies laws of Kuwait;
"Global web site" means the Global web site located at www.investmentcompany.org including any part or element thereof;
"User" means any person who enters or uses the Global web site, notwithstanding the fact that such a person only visited the home page of the Global web site;
References herein to the singular include the plural and vice versa; and
Notwithstanding the fact that hyperlinks which might appear in these terms and conditions to copyright notices and legislation should be deemed part of these terms and conditions, the fact that some or all of the hyperlinks may be non-operational, shall not play a role in determination of the validity and interpretation of these terms and conditions.
APPLICABLE AND GOVERNING LAW
The Global web site is hosted, controlled and operated from the State of Kuwait and therefore the Kuwaiti law enforced by the Kuwait courts governs the use or inability to use the Global web site, its content, services and these terms and conditions.
The User and Global agree that:
the User shall be bound to these term and conditions and such agreement is concluded in Kuwait at the time the User enters the Global web site for the first time;
data messages addressed by the User to Global shall only be deemed to have been received if and when responded to;
data messages addressed to the User by Global shall be deemed to be received by the User;
data messages addressed by the User to Global shall be deemed to have been created and sent by the User from within the geographical boundaries of Kuwait;
electronic signatures, encryption and/or authentication is not required for valid electronic communications between the User and Global ; and
The User agrees and warrants that data messages that are sent to Global from a computer, IP address or mobile device normally used by or owned by the User, was sent and/or authorized by the User personally.
INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS
Subject to the provisions of any legislation in force, the User agrees to Global's right to intercept, block, filter, read, delete, disclose and use all communications sent or posted by the User to the Global web site, its staff and employees; and
The User agrees and acknowledges that the consent provided by the User satisfies the "writing" requirement as detailed in any legislation which requires such consent in writing.
REMOVAL AND CORRECTION OF CONTENT
Users are encouraged to report untrue, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, infringing and/or harmful content available from the Global web site to Global and Global undertakes to correct and/or remove such content or any part thereof if the person reporting such content provided reasonable grounds to prove the alleged nature of the content.
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Subject to the provisions of applicable legislation that might be in force from time to time, and as far as allowed by law, Global (including its owners, directors, employees, suppliers, Internet service providers, partners, affiliates and agents) shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any nature incurred by whomever and resulting from:
access to the Global web site;
access to web sites linked to the Global web site;
inability to access the Global web site;
inability to access web sites linked to the Global web site;
content available on the Global web site;
services available from the Global web site;
downloads and use of content from the Global web site;
any other reason not directly related to Global's gross negligence.
The Global web site is supplied on an "as is" basis and has not been compiled to meet the User's individual requirements. It is the responsibility of the User to satisfy himself or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with Global , that the content available from and through the Global web site meet the User's individual requirements and is compatible with the User's computer hardware and/or software;
Information, ideas and opinions expressed on the Global web site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of Global and Users are encouraged to seek professional advice before taking any course of action related to the information, ideas or opinions expressed on the Global web site;
Global does not make any warranties or representation that content and services available from the Global web site will in all cases be true, correct or free from any errors. Global shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality and accuracy of content available from the Global web site and encourage Users to report incorrect and untrue information subject to the right of Global to rely on its free expression rights and determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, the contents of this web site; and
Global does not make any warranties or representations that the Global web site shall be available at all times. Users acknowledge that the Global web site may be unavailable due to updates or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Global, including, but not limited to virus infection, unauthorized access, power failure or other "acts of God."
Global shall take all reasonable steps to secure the content of the Global web site and the information provided by and collected from Users from unauthorized access and/or disclosure. However, Global does not make any warranties or representations that content shall be 100% safe and secure;
Global is under no legal duty to encrypt any content or communications from and to the Global web site and is also under no legal duty to provide digital authentication of any page on the Global web site;
Users may not deliver or attempt to deliver, whether on purpose or negligently, any damaging code, such as computer viruses, to the Global web site or the server and computer network that support the Global web site. Notwithstanding criminal prosecution, any person who delivers any damaging code to the Global web site, whether on purpose or negligently, shall, without any limitation, indemnify and hold Global harmless against any and all liability, damages and losses Global and its partners / affiliates may suffer as a result of such damaging code;
Users may not develop, distribute or use any device to breach or overcome the security measures of the Global web site and Global reserves the right to claim damages any and all persons concerned with a security failure or breach; and
Any User who commits any offence shall, notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by Global and its partners / affiliates.
HYPERLINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
Global may provide hyperlinks to web sites not controlled by Global (target sites) and such links do not imply any endorsement, agreement on or support for the content of such target sites; and
Global does not editorially control the content on such target sites and shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for the access to, inability to access or content available on or through such target sites.
Global shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Users
Global may electronically collect, store and use, amongst other, the following personal information of Users:
name and surname;
non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;
e-mail address; and
Global collects, stores and uses the abovementioned information for the following purposes:
communicate requested information to the User;
registration and / or authentication of Users; and
to compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click-patterns and access to the Global web site.
Information detailed above is collected either electronically by using cookies or is provided voluntarily by the User. Users may determine cookie use independently through their browser settings;
Global may collect, maintain, save, compile, share, disclose and sell any information collected from users, subject to the following provisions:
Global shall not disclose personal information from Users unless the User consents thereto;
Global shall disclose information without the User's consent only through due legal process; and
Global may compile, use and share any information that does not relate to any specific individual; and
Global owns and retains all rights to non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by Global
CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS
Global expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to do any of the following, at any time without prior notice:
change these terms and conditions;
change the content and/or services available from the Global web site;
discontinue any aspect of the Global web site or service(s) available from the Global web site; and/or
change the software and hardware required to access and use the Global web site.
SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT
It is the responsibility of the User to acquire and maintain, at his/her own expense, the computer hardware, software, lines and access accounts required to access the Internet and the Global web site and/or download content from this web site.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND DOMAIN NAME USE
All intellectual property on the Global web site, including but not limited to content, trademarks, domain names, patents, design elements, software, databases, text, graphics, icons and hyperlinks are the property of or licensed to Global and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights licensed to the User, all other rights to intellectual property on the Global web site are expressly reserved.
ALLOWED USE AND LICENSE
Global licenses the User to view, download and print the content of the Global web site, provided that such content is used for personal, educational and/or non-commercial purposes only;
Content from the Global web site shall not be used or exploited by Users for any commercial and non-private purposes without the prior written consent of Global;
Users may only access and use the Global web site for legal purposes;
The caching of the Global web site shall only be allowed if:
The purpose of the caching is to make the onward transmission of the content from the Global web site more efficient;
The cached content is not modified in any manner whatsoever;
The cached content is updated at least every 12 (twelve) hours; and
The cached content is removed or updated when so required by Global;
If any User uses content from the Global web site in breach of the provisions detailed herein:
Global reserves the right to claim damages from the User;
Global reserves the right to institute criminal proceedings against the User; and
Global shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of such content by the User or any third party who obtained any content from the User;Hyperlinks to the Global web site from any other source shall be directed at the home page of the Global web site. Global shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of content from the Global web site, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the Global web site. Persons that wish to link to content beyond the home page of the Global web site shall do so at their own risk and indemnify Global against any loss, liability or damage that may result from the use of content from the Global web site, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the Global web site;
No person may frame the Global web site, in any manner whatsoever, without the prior written consent of Global ;
Apart from bona-fide search engine operators and use of the search facility provided on the Global web site by Users, no person may use or attempt to use any technology or applications (including web crawlers or web spiders) to search or copy content from the Global web site for any purposes, without the prior written consent of Global; and
All licenses and/or permissions granted in terms of this clause are provided on a non-exclusive and non-transferable basis and may be terminated or cancelled by Global at any time without giving reasons therefore.