Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

 

Effective date: 7th of November 2017
 

 

These Terms and Conditions (hereinafter, referred to as the “Terms”) for the website http://casadar.com (hereinafter, referred to as the “Website”) constitute a legal agreement between the user (hereinafter, referred to as “user”, “you”, “your”) of the Website and DT Mena, a Lebanese company, having a registered office at the First Floor, Dabbagh Building, Kashu Street, Ashrafieh, Geitawi, Beirut, Lebanon (hereinafter, referred to as the “Company”, “we”, and “our”). By using the Website, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms. In case you do not agree with one or more provisions of these Terms, please do not use the Website. You are authorized to use the Website only if you agree to these Terms.

 

 

  1. About the Website


1.1 The Website is an interactive online platform allowing galleries, designers and other real estate and home interior professionals (hereinafter, collectively referred to as “Professionals”) to showcase their projects, advertise products, and connect with potential customers.

1.2 Please note that the Company merely facilitates the communication between Professionals and other users of the Website. By using the Website, you acknowledge and agree that the Company does not get involved in any contractual relationships between Professionals and other users of the Website. Each Professional is wholly responsible for complying with all applicable laws in relation to any contractual or other relationship that may arise between him/her and his/her potential and effective customers. The Company has no control over, and accepts no responsibility or liability for, the acts or omissions of any users of the Website, including the goods and services provided by Professionals.

1.3 The Website is not intended to be used by minors as defined by the law of your jurisdiction.

1.4 Your Account 
1.4.1 You can use the Website either as a guest or as a registered user by creating an account on the Website (hereinafter, referred to as the “Account”). The Account allows you to use the full functionality of the Website, including showcasing projects, advertising products, and connecting with other users of the Website.

1.4.2 The Account can be created directly on the Website by using either your email address or social media accounts (e.g., Facebook and Twitter). You can register one of the following two Account types: (1) a User Account, which is intended to be used by users who are looking for information on the Website or would like to communicate with Professionals; and (2) a Professional Account, which is intended to be used by Professionals.

1.4.3 To register a User Account, please follow the following steps: (1) click on the button “Sign in”; (2) fill in the registration form by indicating your name and email address; and (3) click on the button “Submit”. Afterwards, we will send you a confirmatory email containing an activation link. Your User Account will be activated and you will be able to start using the full functionality of the Website as soon as you click on the activation link.

1.4.4 To register a User Account by using your social media accounts (e.g., Facebook and Twitter), please (1) click on the button “Sign in”, (2) submit your social media login credentials, and (3) click on the button “Submit”. Your User Account will be activated immediately.

1.4.5 To register a Professional Account, please follow the following steps:

 

 

 

  • If you already have a User Account, please upgrade it to a Professional Account through your user interface on the Website.
  • If you do not have a User Account, please (1) click on the button “Sign in”; (2) choose the option “Professional”; (3) fill in the registration form by indicating your name, email address, and business information (e.g., description of your business activities, contact details, website address, social media pages, and license information); and (4) click on the button “Submit”. Your Professional Account will be confirmed by us after a review. If your Professional Account is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email, your Professional Account will be activated and you will be able to start using the full functionality of the Website.

1.4.6. You can change your Professional Account to a User Account by contacting us at info@casadar.com. You cannot make such a change by using the Website. Please note that we may amend or remove certain information about you (e.g., your project information) if you decide to change your Professional Account to a User Account.

1.4.7 You are not allowed to register more than one Account by using the same email address or social media account and your Account is not transferrable.

1.4.8 We will collect some of your personal data during the registration of your Account in accordance with our privacy policy available at http://casadar.com/privacy-policy. By registering the Account, you (i) agree to provide only current, complete, and accurate personal data and (ii) represent that you are at age of majority in your jurisdiction.

1.4.9 You are solely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your Account and any usernames or passwords restricting the access to the Account. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your password. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection to communicate with the Company and utilize the Website.

1.4.10 You agree to update the personal data of your Account as soon as any changes in such personal data occur in order to assure that the Account contains only current, complete, and accurate personal data.

1.4.11 You may deactivate your Account at any time through the interface of the Account on the Website or contacting us by email at info@casadar.com.

 

 

 

 

  1. Fees, Payment, and Refunds

2.1 Fees
2.1.1 You can use the Website and register an Account free of charge.

2.1.2 The Company reserves the right but not obligation to charge you fees for using additional functionalities of the Website, such as advertising on the Website and purchasing goods and services through the Website (hereinafter, collectively referred to as the “Fees”). The Fees are displayed in United States dollars (USD) and include all applicable taxes. The Fees are valid until they are displayed on the Website. The Fees are subject to the payment conditions (i) published on the Website in relation to the respective product or service or (ii) communicated to you in writing.

2.2 Payment
2.2.1 All payments on the Website, including the Fees, will be processed by our third party payment processor. You agree that we shall not be liable if the third party payment processor declines or refuses your payment.

2.2.2 You agree not to hold the Company liable for payments that do not reach the correct account because you have quoted an incorrect account number or incorrect personal information.

2.2.3 The third party payment processor may collect from you payment information, which will allow them to make the payments requested by you. Please note that we neither store nor process your credit/debit card information. The third party payment processor handles all the steps in the payment process on its website, including data collection and data processing.

2.3 Refunds. If you would like to request a refund or have any other concerns, please contact the Company by using the contact details mentioned in Section 16 “Contact Us” of these Terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Ownership & Intellectual Property

3.1 Some of the content published on the Website is owned by the Company (hereinafter, referred to as “Company’s Content”). Company’s Content includes, but is not limited to, images, source code, and text. We would like to inform you that Company’s Content is protected by the intellectual property law of the Lebanese Republic and the applicable international intellectual property treaties.

3.2 Unless otherwise stated in these Terms, you are not allowed to use in any manner the Company’s Content without obtaining a written prior consent from the Company. The Company’s Content is also subject to the license restrictions listed in Section 6.2 of these Terms.

3.3 The Company does not make any claims to the intellectual property rights in relation to the online content published by the users of the Website (hereinafter, referred to as the “User-Generated Content”) or any other information that you input through the Website, e.g., the advertisements and listings posted by Professionals.

3.4 Company’s Content, including trademarks, service marks and trade names of the Company, is intellectual property of the Company, its partners, agents, licensors, vendors, and/or other content providers.

3.5 All User-Generated Content is property of the respective owners. The Company is not responsible in any manner for the User-Generated Content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. User-Generated Content

4.1 The Website offers users the opportunity to publish the User-Generated Content, such as text, images, videos, and question-answer interactions.

4.2 You agree not to submit any User-Generated Content or other material through the Website that:

 

 

 

  • violates any applicable laws;
  • contains malware (e.g., viruses, worms, Trojan horses) or redirects to websites containing malware;
  • violates the intellectual property rights of others, including copyright and trademarks;
  • is copied from another website;
  • is ethnically, racially, or otherwise objectionable;
  • is sexually explicit, libelous, harassing, defamatory, abusive, profane, vulgar, threatening, hateful, obscene;
  • advertises or encourages the use of tobacco or alcohol;
  • advertises or encourages the use of illegal substances;
  • is a form of spam or other illegal messaging; and
  • does not contain a solid content.

4.3 We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, delete or remove any User-Generated Content, which violates these Terms.

4.4 By publishing any User-Generated Content, you acknowledge and agree that you will be solely responsible and liable for any claims, costs, expenses, liabilities, losses, and damages arising out or in connection with your User-Generated Content.

4.5 By posting your User-Generated Content on the Website, you grant the Company unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable rights to use, distribute, adapt, remix, modify, publicly display, publicly perform, excerpt, prepare derivative works of, and reproduce your User-Generated Content.

 

  1. Newsletters and Marketing

5.1 When you register an Account on the Website, we will ask you to provide your consent to send you our newsletter and other marketing materials that can be of interest to you by using your email address.

5.2 By using your Account, you can edit the settings related to our newsletter and other marketing materials.

5.3 If you use the Website as a guest user, you can subscribe for our newsletter by using the “Sign up for newsletter” functionality, which is available through the pop-up window on the Website.

5.4 You have the right to opt out from receiving our newsletter and any other marketing materials at any time by (1) clicking on the “unsubscribe” link contained in the newsletter or any other marketing materials, (2) disabling the newsletter through your Account, or (3) contacting us by email at info@casadar.com.

 

  1. A License to Use the Website

6.1 We grant you a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to use the Website pursuant to these Terms.
6.2 License restrictions. Unless otherwise stated in these Terms, you are not allowed to:

  • distribute Company’s Content and the User-Generated Content;
  • copy Company’s Content and the User-Generated Content;
  • disassemble, make alterations, decompile, reverse engineer, translate, adapt Company’s Content and the User-Generated Content; and
  • distribute, rent, loan, use, lease or attempt to grant other rights to Company’s Content and the User-Generated Content to third parties.

 

 

 

  1. Your Warranty to the Company


7.1 You represent and warrant that:
(1) you will not use the Website in a way that violates any applicable law;
(2) you are at age of majority in your jurisdiction;
(3) you will use the Website only in accordance with these Terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Privacy

8.1 By using the Website, you hereby agree and acknowledge that the Company may collect and process your personal data. If you would like to know more about how we collect and process your personal information, please visit our Privacy Policy available on http://casadar/index.php/home/privacy/en .

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Availability


9.1 We put reasonable efforts to ensure that the Website is always available. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that the Website would be always available because the availability of the Website may be affected by factors, which we cannot control, e.g., bandwidth problems, equipment failure, and other force majeure events. We do not accept any responsibility for the unavailability of the Website caused by such factors.

 

 

 

 

  1. Third Party Links and Advertisements

10.1 The Website and the User-Generated Content may contain advertisements and links to websites owned by third parties. The Company makes no representation or warranty, and has no responsibility or liability, in relation to the third party links and advertisements. You agree that your access and use of such third party links and advertisements is solely at your own risk.

 

 

 

 

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

11.1 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, WE PROVIDE THE WEBSITE ON “AS AVAILABLE”, “AS IS”, AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY, AND ACCURACY, FOR ANY PURPOSE, OF THE WEBSITE. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE WEBSITE AND ITS OPERATION.
11.2 By using the Website, you acknowledge that the Company may use third party suppliers to provide software, hardware, storage, networking, and other goods and services. The acts and omissions of third party suppliers may be outside of Company’s control. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Company e
xcludes any liability for any loss or damage resulting from the acts and omissions of such third party suppliers.  

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Indemnification

12.1 You indemnify and agree to defend the Company, its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, against any claims, liabilities, actions, proceedings, demands, costs, charges and expenses which the Company may incur or suffer as a result of: (1) your access and use of the Website; (2) your failure to comply with these Terms; and (3) your violation of any laws and third party rights.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Limitation of Liability

13.1 UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE APPLICABLE LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR OTHER RELATED DAMAGES ARISING OUT OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Termination

14.1 These Terms are in force until terminated.

14.2 We may, at our sole discretion, terminate these Terms at any time without a notice to you. In addition, your rights under these Terms will be automatically terminated and your Account will be deactivated by us if you do not comply with any provision of these Terms.

14.3 You may stop using the Website at any time and for any reason.

14.4 After the termination of these Terms, all legal rights granted to you pursuant to these Terms will terminate. Upon termination, you shall stop using the Website.

14.5 The Company may stop making the Website available (or any part, service or feature of it) at any time without a prior notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Governing Law

15.1 The Terms shall be governed by the laws of the Lebanese Republic. 15.2 All disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms shall be resolved by the courts in the Lebanese Republic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Contact Us

16.1 You can contact the Company and submit any questions, enquiries, and complaints about these Terms and the Website by using the following contact details:
The Company: DT Mena
Address: The First Floor, Dabbagh Building, Kashu Street, Ashrafieh, Geitawi, Beirut, Lebanon.
Email address: info@casadar.com
16.2 The Company will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible but no later than two weeks commencing on the day of receiving such communication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Amendment of the Terms

17.1 We reserve the right to amend or modify these Terms from time to time by posting an amended version of the Terms on the Website and sending you a message (if you registered an Account) or an email (if we possess your contact details). In case you continue using the Website after publishing the amended version of the Terms or receiving such a message or an email, you agree to the recent changes of the Terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Last Amendment


18.1 These Terms have been last amended on 7th of November 2017.

 

 

 

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