MBC
ONLINE SERVICES TERMS OF USE


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1.  Application of these Terms


1.1 Welcome to our websites, digital applications, competitions and other digital properties and online services (Services). The Services are operated and maintained by MBC FZ LLC, a limited company registered in Dubai, UAE (we, us, our). Our registered office is at Building 3, Dubai Media City, PO.Box, 72627, Dubai, UAE. Our official website is at http://mbc.net (Site) and is part of the Services.

1.2 These terms of use (Terms) applies to all the Services and govern the relationship between us and each user of the Services (you, user). Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Services. By using the Services, you indicate that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Services.


1.3 Your use of the Services is also subject to our Privacy Policy http://www.mbc.net/mbc/en/privacy.html which contains information about how we will use your personal data. Please read our Privacy Policy http://www.mbc.net/mbc/en/privacy.html before using the Services.


1.4 We may update these Terms from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements.  Any changes of these Terms will be published on this page. When these changes are material, we may provide you specific notice of any such changes (including when they will take effect) in accordance with the law.

Where applicable, we will ensure that you have had the possibility to accept those changes so as to allow you to continue using the Services or to refuse - in which case, you will be entitled to cancel your use of the Services.
1.5 These Terms apply regardless of the type of device you use to access the Services (including computer, laptop, mobile phone, smartTV and tablet). The Terms also apply when you access the Services from a third party website or application, although you need to be aware that such third party's own terms of use (and privacy policies) may also apply.

1.6 For specific websites, applications, or other online services, or parts thereof, additional Terms may apply.


2 Accessing the Services

2.1 Access to the Services is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend any service we provide through the Services without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Services, or parts of the Services, are unavailable at any time or for any period.

2.2 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Services. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Services through your internet connection are aware of these Terms, and that they comply with them.

3 Our Content

3.1 All rights, including but without limitation, copyright, database rights and trademarks in the Services and its contents, whether audio, text, images, video or any other form (Content), are owned by us or licensed to us. The Content is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All those rights are reserved.

3.2 You agree that you will only access the Services for private use and not for public or commercial use. You may not copy, distribute, store in any medium, broadcast, transmit, re-transmit, modify, or show in public all or any part of the Content or Services without our prior written consent.

3.3 You may otherwise use the Content for personal, non-commercial use only, but you may not modify the Content or remove any copyright or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Content.

3.4 Commentary and other Content posted on the Services are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such Content by any visitor and/or user to the Services, or by anyone who may be informed of any of the Content.

3.5 We may change the Content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Services, or close them indefinitely. Any of the Content may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

3.6 If you print out, copy or download any part of the Service in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Service will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

3.7 All logos, trademark, trade names, and all intellectual property related to MBC and posted within the site is a trade mark of MBC and which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trade marks used on our site are the property of their respective owners.

4 Contributions

Please read this section carefully before submitting any contributions to the Services.

4.1 Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the Services (including any text, graphics, video and audio) you or your licensors continue to own that content and you grant to us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, communicate to the public and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any such work and/or to incorporate it in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content, consistent with privacy restrictions set out in our Privacy Policy http://www.mbc.net/mbc/en/privacy.html. If you do not wish to grant such rights to us, do not submit your contribution to the Services.

4.2 You are solely responsible for any contribution you submit to the Services and by submitting your contribution, you:
(i) warrant that such contribution is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to us for all the purposes specified above; (ii) agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Services and the other purposes specified above; (iii) warrant that your contribution does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this Services by, any third party; and (iv) warrant that your use of the Services and submission is not illegal or unlawful and does not, harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and will not contain obscene or offensive content or disrupt the normal flow of dialogue within these Services.

4.3 You will not, nor will you encourage any other party to, make any statement or introduce any content which includes:
(i) promoting swearing and/or unacceptable, indecent, defamatory, threatening, violent or discriminatory (based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability, physical or mental) language; (ii) discussions that encourage, promote or provide harmful information about illegal or criminal activities (including but not limited to pornography, explosives, weapons, violence, drugs, programming viruses, computer hacking and copyright infringement); (iii) posting of addresses for other web sites, applications, or services, containing content that infringes any third party's intellectual property rights; (iv) content which breaches any legal duty owned to a third party, such as a contractual duty or duty of confidence; (v) exchanging telephone numbers or home addresses, the harassment of other users of the Services (either privately or in a public forum); (vi) the impersonation of our staff, celebrities or any other characters or person; (vii) false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; (viii) actions that would disrupt or impair the functioning, stability or security of the Services (including but not limited to the introduction of viruses, bugs, worms, Trojan horses or any other form of contaminants), or would reverse-engineer, track, log, or otherwise listen in on communications or traffic within, or between, the Services, or their users; (ix) advertisements, promotions, unsolicited approaches, or any other use of the Services for unauthorized commercial purposes; (x) any derogatory remarks about us or the Services or any third party parties, products or services; and (xi) content which is detrimental to us.

4.4 We will determine, in our sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of sections 4.2 or 4.3 above through your use of the Services. When a breach of these sections has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate, including:
(i) the immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Services and/or any of its features; (ii) the issue of a warning to you; (iii) legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis resulting from the breach; (iv) further legal action against you; and (v) disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of sections 4.2 and 4.3 above. The responses described in this section above are not limited and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

4.5 Although we ask all Services users to adhere to these Terms, you acknowledge that other users may publish material that you consider offensive or objectionable. We assume no responsibility or liability for the individual user content published through the Services and such publications do not represent our views.

5 Age of consent  

5.1 Please note you must be 18 years of age or older to use the Services. In certain jurisdictions, the age of majority may be older than 18, in which case, you must satisfy that age in order to become a user. While individuals under the age of 18 may utilize the Services, they may do so only with the involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian.

5.2 The parent or guardian of anyone under 18 using these Services should review these Terms carefully. If you permit a child to use a device to access, view or listen to Content on these Services you are solely responsible for deciding whether or not that Content is appropriate for that child.

5.3 Contributions submitted and/or read by minors are subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We strongly advise any parent or guardian who permits minors to use the Services to communicate to the minors the importance of safety and vigilance online.

6 Accounts and Registration

6.1 We may from time to time offer various features through the Services that require registration or the creation of an account. If at any time you choose to register or create an account with us, the additional terms and conditions set forth below will also apply.
6.2 You are responsible for all use of your account, including use of your account by other members of your household. By allowing others to access your account, you agree to be responsible for ensuring that they comply with these Terms and you agree to be responsible for their activity and behavior while using the Services.

6.3 All account registration information you submit must be accurate and updated. We may, from time to time, send important notifications to you over your registered email, therefore we shall not be liable if you have missed an important notification due to providing an inaccurate email address to your registered account or an email that you do not check on regular basis.
6.4 Please keep your password confidential. You will not have to reveal it to any MBC representative. Because you are responsible for all use of your account, including unauthorized use by any third party, please be very careful to guard the security of your password. Please notify us as soon as you know of, or suspect any unauthorized use of, your account. Please also make sure to notify us if your registration information changes, in case we need to contact you. You may terminate your account provided that such termination is compliant with the Termination procedures of the Service through the Services.

6.5 If we disable your account, you will not be able to create another one without our permission.

6.6 We reserve the right to immediately terminate or restrict your account or your use of the Services or access to Content at any time, without notice or liability, if we determine in our sole discretion that you have breached these Terms, violated any law, rule, or regulation, engaged in other inappropriate conduct, or for any other business reason. We also reserve the right to terminate your account or your use of the Services or access to Content if such use places an undue burden on our networks or servers.

7 Competitions


From time to time, we shall run competitions via the Services. If you wish to take part in any such competition you must at the time of entry confirm that you agree to be bound by the Competition Terms & Conditions and any other specific rules which may apply from time-to-time to any such competition.

8 Links


8.1 You may share a link to pages on our Services, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but 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.

8.2 You must not establish a link from any website or application that is not owned by you as your proper work and/or property.

8.3 You may use the facilities we provide on the Services to share content to social networks, provided you do not remove the links back to the original content. However, you may not download material, and then upload it to another website, application, or service. Where the Services contain links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the content of those third parties sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

8.4 Where the Services contain links to other websites and resources provided by third parties we have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

9 Subscriptions and Charges


9.1 There is no charge to use the Services, unless explicitly mentioned. However, your internet service provider may impose charges for you to have access to the amount of bandwidth required to use the Services. In addition, when accessing the Service from a mobile device there may be additional network charges according to your contract with your mobile operator.
9.2 Some Services offer paid services in return of a fee (“Fees”) for subscription package and/or in-app purchases (“Paid Services”). The fees of such Paid Services may vary from one country to another and shall be paid in the currency of the country in which the user is using the Paid Service and shall be subject to local taxation laws.
9.3 We use a third party vendor for processing payment of the Fees and will never ask you for bank details nor credit card.
Before using the Paid Service, it is recommended that the user shall make necessary enquiry about the charges or fees payable against the Credit/Debit card used from Credit Card or the Debit Card service provider i.e. the respective Bank.
The credit card information supplied at the time of using the Paid Service is processed by the payment gateway and is not supplied to MBC. It is the sole responsibility of the User to ensure that the information entered in the relevant fields are correct. It is recommended that you take and retain a copy of the transaction for record keeping purposes, which might assist in resolution of any disputes that may arise out or usage of the Paid Service.
The User agrees, understands and confirms that his/ her personal data including without limitation details relating to debit card/ credit card/net banking transmitted over the Internet may be susceptible to misuse, hacking, theft and/ or fraud and that MBC or the Payment gateway have no control over such matters.
The Paid Service is provided using a payment gateway service provider through a secure website. However, neither the payment gateway service provider nor MBC gives any assurance, that the information so provided online by a user is secured or may be read or intercepted by a third party. MBC does not accept or assume any liability in the event of such unauthorized interception, hacking or other unauthorized access to information provided by a User.
We encourage you to read the payment gateway terms and conditions in this respect.

9.4 If you are accessing the Paid Services through a voucher or some limited offer which you received or purchased from us (Limited Offer), these Terms apply to your access to the Paid Services. Any separate sets of terms and conditions presented to you along with the Voucher and the Limited Offer also apply to your access to the Services.

9.5 From time to time, we may offer trials of the paid Services for a specified period for free (Trial). We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to determine your eligibility for a Trial, and to withdraw or to modify a Trial at any time and with no liability. In such case, we will notify you via email.

9.6 For some Trials, we’ll require you to provide your payment details to start the Trial. At the end of such Trials, we may automatically start to charge you for the paid Services on the first day following the end of the Trial, on a recurring monthly basis. By providing your payment details in conjunction with the Trial, you agree to this charge. If you do not want this charge, you must change your Subscription to the Free Service through your registered account’s settings before the end of the Trial.

9.7 User understands that refund of the Fees is not available, and MBC shall only compensate using a free subscription discount matching the period of compensation
In the event we conclude that the user has suffered a legit invalid transaction, MBC shall process a refund. Such refund shall be decided by MBC and its sole discretion.
Some refunds could be available but it’s not done through MBC; users should request it themselves, like Apple iTunes refunds and is subject app stores’ terms and conditions.

10 Liability


10.1 The Content displayed on the Services is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

10.2 In respect of your use of the Services, we and any group companies, and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders and agents of any of them, exclude all liability for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Services, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, devices, software, data or other property, on account of your access to, use or browsing of, the Services.

10.3 The foregoing does not affect any liability we may have which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

11 Indemnity


11.1 You agree to indemnify us and our affiliates and our respective directors, officers, employees and agents, as well as their licensors and suppliers, from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of:

11.1.1 any misrepresentation, act or omission made by you in connection with your use of the Services; or

11.1.2 any non-compliance by you with these Terms.

12 Jurisdiction and Applicable Law


12.1 The Dubai courts in the U.AE. will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit and/or usage to and of the Site and/or Services.

12.2 These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the U.A.E.

13 Contact


If you have any queries or concerns about material which appears on the Services, please contact us via http://www.mbc.net/mbc/en/contact-us.html .

Thank you for reading these Terms and for visiting our Site.