PLEASE READ THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES (DEFINED BELOW). BY USING THE SERVICES YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE. SEKKA RESERVES THE RIGHT, TO MODIFY, ALTER OR OTHERWISE UPDATE THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT DEEMS FIT WHICH MODIFICATIONS, ALTERATIONS OR UPDATES SHALL AUTOMATICALLY BE BINDING ON YOU.
This Service is owned and operated by Sekka Media Group FZ LLC, a company licensed by the Media Zone Authority- Abu Dhabi under license number B.L.413/10.
The term “Service” means any website, mobile site, app, application and/or other service, regardless of how distributed, transmitted, published, or broadcast and any related pages and Content, under Sekka Media Group FZ LLC’s control, including Sekka magazine.
The term “Content” means all content, information and material, including software, technology, text, links, posts, messages, emails, music, sound, graphics, pictures, video, games and all audio visual or other material available on or through the Service, whether posted, uploaded, transmitted, sent or otherwise made available by us, our licensors, vendors, and/or service providers, or by you, and/or other users or third parties.
The terms “Sekka”, “we”, “us” and “our” mean Sekka Media Group FZ LLC, its assigns and its officers, directors, members, employees, sub-contractors, agents, and representatives.
The terms “you” and “your” mean or relate to you the user.
You understand and agree that we may add to or change these terms and conditions at any time. New terms and conditions are effective immediately upon posting to the Service. Your continued use of the Service shall constitute on-going acceptance of these terms and conditions, as updated from time-to-time. We therefore recommend that you check this page regularly.
Third party links, service providers and linking to the Service
The Service may include links to services supplied by or operated by third parties including advertisers and other content providers. We do not control such linked services, and are not responsible for their content, functionality or legality. Those third parties may collect data or solicit personal information from you; we are not responsible for the collection, use or disclosure of any information those services may collect. Linking to any other service or website from this Service is at your own risk.
The Service may also include certain features, functionality, or content that may be hosted, administered, supplied by or operated by third party service providers, such as social, community and public discussion areas, photo and video galleries, blogs, auctions, shopping, payment processing. These service providers may require that you agree to their additional terms, conditions, contracts, agreements and/or rules. Your compliance with any such additional terms, conditions, contracts, agreements and/or rules is solely your responsibility and will have no effect on your continuing obligation to comply with these terms and conditions. Sekka specifically disclaims any and all liability in connection with the acts or omissions of such third party service providers.
Any service that links to or otherwise interacts with this Service must not
Create a frame or any other browser or border environment around our Content, unless previously agreed with us;
harvest or scrape Content either from our pages, databases or our feeds and reuse for its own or public use, unless previously agreed with us;
imply that Sekka is endorsing it or its products or services;
use any trademark or logo owned by Sekka including the use of logo “Sekka” without prior written permission from us;
infringe any intellectual property or other right of any person; and
contain content that could be construed as illegal, blasphemous, defamatory, false, indecent, harassing, distasteful, offensive, controversial or otherwise detrimental to Sekka’s reputation or commercial interests or otherwise in contravention with the laws of the United Arab Emirates.
Sekka expressly reserves the right to require that any link or activity which is in breach of these terms and conditions be removed and/or ceased, and to take whatever other action we deem appropriate.
Use of the Service by You
You may retrieve and display Content from this Service on a computer screen or other device, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorised use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching or otherwise, of any Content. You agree to use the Service only for your own personal non-commercial use and lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
Notwithstanding anything else in these terms and conditions, you agree not to use the Services:
in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation, including but not limited to the laws and regulations of the United Arab Emirates and the laws and regulations of the country where you are located;
in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
to send, knowingly receive, upload, submit download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our Content Policy below;
to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation;
to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware; or
to copy, harvest, crawl, index, scrape, spider, mine, gather, extract, compile, obtain, aggregate, capture, or store any Content, including without limitation photos, images, text, music, audio, videos, podcasts, data, software, source or object code, algorithms, statistics, analysis, formulas, indexes, registries, repositories, or any other information available on or through the Service, including by an automated or manual process or otherwise;
You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the Service or its associated software, hardware and servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Service.
To the extent the Service includes an download of software such as an app, you agree not to (and not to attempt to or encourage others to): (i) use the software or app for any use or purpose other than as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions; or (ii) copy, adapt, modify, reverse engineer, decompile disassemble, otherwise tamper with, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the software or app or any portion of the software or app, except as expressly permitted in these terms and conditions.
Content by You or other users
“User Content” means any Content that you or other users upload, submit or make available to the Service.
You understand that your communications on the Service are not private or confidential and may be viewed by others accessing the Service.
We reserve the right to, but undertake no duty to, review, edit, move or delete any User Content in our sole discretion and without notice.
We do not endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted as User Content. Any information or material placed online by other users of the Service, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not represent the view of Sekka. You agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we have no responsibility or liability to you for User Content including for any failure to or delay in removing User Content. If you have a complaint about any User Content, see the Complaints section below.
You are solely responsible for your User Content and may be held liable for User Content that you post. In this regard, you agree that you will comply with the following Content Policy and not submit User Content that:
Is hateful, blasphemous, libelous, abusive, false, racist, discriminatory, sexually offensive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, threatening to another user, promotes violence, is infringing of third party rights (such as copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights, or confidentiality), invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, disruptive to the flow of chat or in our reasonable view, otherwise objectionable or in violation of the laws and regulations of the United Arab Emirates.
Impersonates another person (including celebrities), indicates falsely that you are an employee or a representative of Sekka or its business partners.
You do not own or have the rights to submit or that is illegal.
Promotes any form of activity that is illegal in the United Arab Emirates or in the country from where you are accessing the Service including but not limited to hacking, drug taking, terrorism, cracking or distribution of counterfeit software.
Contains advertising, promotions or commercial solicitations of any kind or could constitute junk mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or other commercial activities.
Imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Service’s infrastructure, or otherwise adversely affects, restricts or inhibits any other user from using and enjoying the Service.
Contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other similar harmful programming routine.
When you submit User Content, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual (i.e. lasting forever), worldwide, irrevocable license to exploit it in any manner or form and in any medium or forum, whether now known or hereafter devised, without notice, payment or attribution of any kind to you or any third party and you waive, and agree not to assert any moral or similar rights you may have in your User Content.
The views of the authors/writers/interviewees/advertisers/content creators who contribute to Sekka, do not necessairly reflect the views and opinions of Sekka, Sekka Media Group, its owners, employees, and affiliates.
Competitions and Prizes
From time to time Sekka will run competitions, free prize draws and promotions (“Competition(s)”) on this website. Competitions may be subject to additional terms that will be made available at the time.
No purchase is necessary to enter the Competition unless otherwise stated on the promotional activity with a specific Competition.
It is assumed that by entering Competitions which, if won, could result in time off work, your employer has agreed to allow you time off. When dates are specified they cannot be altered and by entering date-related Competitions, Sekka or the third party are not liable in any way to any winner who cannot attend.
Competitions are not open to any employees of Sekka, the promoter or their immediate families, a Competition promoter’s advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, or anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the Competition.
Entries in the incorrect format will not be considered.
Once entered, entries cannot be returned / withdrawn.
Unless otherwise stated only one Competition entry, fulfilling the eligibility requirements above, will be accepted per person. Spammers will be disqualified.
Entrants will be deemed to have accepted the terms set forth in this clause 6 and to have agreed to be bound by them.
Once selected, only the winner(s) will be contacted personally by email using the contact details provided upon entry.
Winners will be notified on the day that the winner is selected. Winners will have 5 (five) working days to respond in full or another winner will be selected. Working days means any day other than Friday, Saturday or a private sector public holiday in the United Arab Emirates.
Sekka’s decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the validity of any such decision.
Sekka shall be permitted to exclude or disqualify any entrant at any time at its sole discretion.
Sekka reserves the right to exclude late, incomplete or multiple registrations, or registrations made by third parties or agents.
Sekka does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
Entry to the Competition and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use any entrant’s name, image and any competition entry photograph, for promotional and/or editorial purposes in any format in print and non-print media without additional consultation.
Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred although Sekka reserve the right to change the prize in the event of unforeseen circumstances. There will be no cash alternative.
Sekka reserves the right to (i) cancel and/or withdraw this Competition and/or (ii) amend these terms, at any time without notice.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Sekka be liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss, damage or injury arising under or in connection with this Competition.
Where Sekka runs a competition with a promoter such that the promoter is responsible for the selection and/or the provision of prizes then Sekka shall not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of such prizes.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the United Arab Emirates, as they apply in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and entrants agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Abu Dhabi Courts in relation to all matters arising under or in connection with the terms set forth in this clause 6.
We reserve the right to post, from time to time, additional terms and conditions that apply to specific parts of the Service. Such additional terms and conditions will be posted in the relevant parts of the Service, and will be clearly identified. Your use of those parts of the Service constitutes your agreement to those additional terms and conditions.
Intellectual Property Rights
All copyright, trademarks, design rights and all other intellectual property rights (registered or unregistered) where relevant in and on the Site and all content located on the Site shall at all times remain vested in Sekka.
Sekka grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable licence to use the Service solely for personal use relating to your use of the Service. Except as expressly set out herein, neither you nor anyone acting on your behalf acquires any intellectual property rights relating to any Content. Any rights not expressly granted within these Terms are reserved.
You agree not to remove, obscure, or alter any copyright, patent, trade mark, or other proprietary rights notices appearing on the Service. You may not sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from.
Making unauthorised copies of Content found on this Service may result in the prohibition of your use of the Service and further legal action.
We respect the intellectual property and other rights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate the access of users who infringe the rights of others.
Copyright: If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Service contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact us.
Defamation: If you believe that another user has defamed you on the site through their User Content, please follow this link to inform us. You will need to give use certain information to allow us to investigate properly.
You agree to indemnify Sekka and its licensors, vendors, suppliers, service providers, and their respective officers, directors, members, employees, sub-contractors, agents, and representatives, and to hold them harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits and liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees) that may arise from your User Content, from your unauthorised use of our Content, or from your breach of these terms and conditions.
Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you expressly agree that your use of the Service is at your own risk. The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis for your use, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, Sekka and its licensors, vendors, suppliers, service providers, and their respective officers, directors, members, employees, sub-contractors, agents, and representatives hereby expressly disclaim any and all warranties, express and implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, reliability, title, merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, whether oral, in writing or in electronic form, including but not limited to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained therein or provided by the Service.
Sekka does not represent or warrant that access to the Service will be uninterrupted or that there will be no failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, or that no viruses will be transmitted on the Service. We do not guarantee that you will be able to access or use the Service at times or locations of your choosing, or that we will have adequate capacity for the Service as a whole or in any specific geographic area.
In no event shall Sekka or its licensors, vendors, suppliers, service providers, and their respective officers, directors, members, employees, sub-contractors, agents, and representatives, be liable for direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages arising from your use of the Service, the internet or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service, including for viruses alleged to have been obtained from the Service, your use of or reliance on the Service or any of the information or materials available on the Service, regardless of the type of claim or the nature of the cause of action, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such jurisdictions, liability shall be limited to the full extent permitted by law. Sekka does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any third party product or service offered through the Service and will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services.
Liability will not be limited in the case of fraudulent misrepresentations, death or personal injury directly caused by their negligence, or any other liability to the extent such liability cannot be excluded or limited as a matter of applicable law.
We have the right to terminate your use of or ability to access the Service, for any reason, without notice.
In the event that any term of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms and conditions shall remain valid and enforceable.
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Arab Emirates, as applicable in Abu Dhabi and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Abu Dhabi.
Unless otherwise specified on the Service, the Content is directed solely at those who access the Service from the United Arab Emirates. Sekka makes no representation that any of the Content is appropriate for use elsewhere or available in any other locations. Those who choose to access the Service from any other location are solely responsible for compliance with local laws and regulations if and to the extent that they are applicable.
If you have any comments or questions regarding these terms and conditions or the Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org