Terms of Use

  • Introduction
    • World of Trade FZCO (´we´ or ´us´) operates the website at www.worldoftrade.com (the ´website´), which allows you to either offer for sale, or purchase, products online from other users of the website (´users´). In order to use the website, you must first agree to the Terms of Use set out below, including any policies we have in place from time to time relating to user´s operation of the website, such as our then current Privacy Policy, which are made available at the following links: www.worldoftrade.com/help/terms-of-use.htm.
    • These Terms of Use and the then current policies (the ´Agreement´) constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you (user) and us (WORLDOFTRADE.COM) relating to your use of the website and supersede any prior written or oral understanding or agreement relating to the same.
    • The Agreement will apply to your use of the website and will be legally binding both on you and any legal entity which you may represent.
    • As these Terms of Use and any policies may be varied from time to time, we recommend that you check back from time to time to make sure you are aware of the latest versions. Although we may notify you of significant changes to this Agreement by e-mail, we are not obliged to do so and your continued use of the website will indicate your acceptance of the latest versions of the Terms of Use and applicable policies.
  • Charges for use of the website
    • You may view the website, search its contents and purchase products from other users without any obligation to pay us. We may charge you for use of certain features and functions of the website, such as those features related to your offering of products for sale to other users. Where charges will be incurred for particular services, we will identify those charges on the relevant pages of the website before you decide whether to make use of such services.
  • Transactions you make via the website
    • The website allows you to connect with other users for the purchase and sale of various products. We have no control over, and do not take steps to verify, the truth, accuracy, quality, legality or safety of the products, the ability of users of the website to sell the products or the ability of users of the website to purchase the products, or representations made regarding any products. You are advised to exercise your own common sense and good judgment when dealing with, and agreeing to enter into agreements for, the purchase or sale of products with users. You are solely responsible for all terms and conditions of the transactions you enter into via the website.
    • While we are not obliged to participate in any dispute between you and any third party relating to the transactions you enter into, you may refer such disputes to us and, in our sole discretion, we may agree to help resolve such disputes.
    • If you have a dispute with another user of the website, or a third party payment service provider, relating to a transaction made on the website, you agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless from all damages, liabilities, losses, or expenses you incur as a result of such transaction.
  • Registration
    • In order to offer products for sale on the website, you must complete a registration application form. As such, you agree to:
      • provide true, accurate, current and complete information when you register; and
      • notify us immediately of any changes to the information you provide to us as part of the registration, and generally maintain this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate;
      • Not to impersonate any other person or entity or to use a false name or a name that you are not authorised to use.
    • The website is only available to individuals or legal entities capable of forming legally binding contracts under applicable law. By applying to register as a user of the website, you warrant that you are able to form legally binding contracts and that you are authorised to sign for and bind the user named in your application.
  • Security
    • If we accept your application to become a registered user of the website, you will be provided with a user name and password. You are solely responsible in all respects for all use of, and for protecting the confidentiality of username and passwords that may be given to you or selected by you for use on the website and you must keep them secure at all times.
    • If you become aware that there has been unauthorised use of your account or that your password is no longer confidential, you must advise us immediately. You are liable for use of the website, with or without your permission, by anyone using your account.
    • You agree not to access, nor attempt to access, the website using the username or password of any third party. If you accidentally access the website using the username or password of a third party, you agree to immediately log-out of the website and notify us of the mistake. You agree not to attempt to circumvent any security safeguards or technical measures used in relation to the website.
    • You acknowledge that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the website.
  • Your obligations relating to the content you post on the website
    • As a condition of your use of the website, you acknowledge and agree that:
      • You accept responsibility for any content you transfer through the website;
      • Any product listing you post on the website will comply with any current policy which we have posted on the website;
      • You will not use the website to transmit or post any content which is unlawful, untrue, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, fraudulent, libellous, vulgar, defamatory, offensive, of an obscene or menacing character, or causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
      • You agree not to use the website in any manner, nor to offer for sale any product, nor post or transmit any material thereon, which constitutes a violation or infringement of the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not limited to, third party intellectual property rights, moral rights, rights of privacy or confidentiality);
      • You agree not to offer for sale any product, nor post or transmit any material that you do not have the right to offer for sale, post or transmit under any law, contractual duty or fiduciary relationship;
      • You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information whenever you post any information on the website including, but not limited to, offering any product for sale, requesting to purchase any product, any negotiations relating to the purchase or sale of any product, and ensuring all such posts are not misleading or otherwise contrary to law;
      • You agree not to impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity;
      • You agree not to tamper with postings of other users.
  • Your obligations relating to all other use of the website
    • As a condition of your use of the website, you acknowledge and agree:
      • not to use the website for any illegal purpose and in accordance with all relevant laws;
      • not to use the website to distribute by any means any malicious software, worms or other computer viruses to third parties;
      • not to use the website such that the whole or part of the website is interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the website is in any way impaired;
      • that in the event that you have any right, claim or action against any other user of the website arising out of the use of the website, then you will pursue such right, claim or action independently and without recourse to us;
      • to comply with all regulations, policies and procedures of networks connected to the Internet generally;
      • not to carry out or participate in or promote or facilitate the carrying out or participation in any of the following:-
        • sending unsolicited junk-mail or bulk e-mail, or sending contact distribution lists, for commercial or non-commercial reasons to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a process;
        • sending chain letters or pyramid-selling schemes;
        • sending mail bombs (i.e. sending either many e-mails or very large e-mails to users with the express intention of annoying the recipient or to cause the systems of an Internet Service Provider to fail on receipt of such e-mails);
        • damaging a system or blocking its access to the Internet;
        • forging or blocking headers and/or addresses or any other action the purpose of which is to hide your true identity or discredit a third party;
        • subscribing third parties to subscription based e-mail lists unless you have express permission to do so;
        • posting binaries (i.e. data such as images, sound clips, etc) to newsgroups except those specifically created for binary postings;
        • attempting to gain unauthorised access to other computer systems or interfering with another person´s use and enjoyment of the website or another person´s use and enjoyment of similar services;
        • Transmitting any material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • Removal of content from the Website
    • We reserve the right to remove any post, content or material from the website (including any product listing, text, message board content, photographs, graphics, video, audio or logo) at any time and without notice and will not be obliged to give a reason for doing so. In the event that we remove any content or material from the website we will in no way be liable for any loss, liability, cost or expense suffered by you as a result (whether direct or indirect) of such removal. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to edit, remove postings to message boards, delete or use electronic methods to block or filter any content or material that you have left on or sent to the website, including, without limitation, any message that contravenes any of the terms of the Agreement.
    • If you see any product listing, or material or content on the website that breaches your, or anyone else´s, intellectual property rights, please notify us in accordance with the IPR Notification Policy at the following link: www.worldoftrade.com/help/intellectual-property-rights-protection-policy.htm. If you see any material or content which is otherwise illegal, defamatory, offensive or otherwise should be removed, let us know immediately by e-mailing us at [email protected] Acting, or deciding not to act, on receipt of any such notices is a decision made solely by us at our own discretion.
    • Without limiting any other rights or remedies available to us, where we receive notice that you have posted a product listing or other content or material which is in breach of the terms of this Agreement (including but not limited to any content or material which infringes a third party´s intellectual property rights), we may, at our sole discretion, take any one or more of the following actions:
      • Immediately remove the content or material complained about;
      • Issue you with a warning;
      • Temporarily restrict or suspend your access to the website;
      • Immediately terminate the Agreement;
      • Disclose your personal information in response to a court order, threat of legal action, or approach from any governmental authority relating to an allegation that you have used the website in breach of this Agreement or an allegation of any other unlawful activity by you in connection with, or arising out, your use of the website.
    • You agree that we will not be liable for any damage or loss you may incur, including but not limited to reputational or moral damage, arising out of us taking any of the actions described in clause [8.3] above.
  • Intellectual property rights
    • All intellectual property in the website and the information and material it contains, including, without limitation, trademarks, copyright and database rights, is owned by or licensed to us unless otherwise noted. No right, title or interest in any intellectual property in the website is transferred or licensed to you by your use of the website. You may download and print extracts from the website for your personal use only. You may not make any other use of material on the website (including reproductions except as above, publications, alteration or distribution) without our written permission.
    • You agree that the material and content contained on or within the website or transmitted to you via the website is for your use solely in relation to the sale and purchase of products via the website and may not be used for any other commercial purposes or redistributed, published, retransmitted or otherwise reproduced without our permission.
    • You agree that when you post on the website, or transmit via the website, any content or material, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable right to use any trademarks, copyright, database rights, or other intellectual property rights or analogous rights you have in such content or material in any media format. You also agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, that you waive all moral rights in such content or material or any claim of invasion of rights to privacy, publicity, or personality, or any similar matter based on or relating to the use and exploitation of the content or material. You understand that we may be required to amend your content or material either to comply with the law, the posting policies, for technical and/or website integrity reasons.
  • Third party services and websites
    • No endorsement or approval of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, advertisements, products or services is expressed or implied by any information on the website and you will have no claim against us in respect of the content of such material.
    • Where the website provides hypertext links to other locations on the Internet, this is for information purposes only. We are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linked to or linking from this website. Following links to any other websites or pages shall be at your own risk and we will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages in connection with linking or entering into transactions either through such other websites or through your use of the website. Links to downloadable software sites and files are for convenience only and we are not responsible or liable for any difficulties or consequences associated with downloading the software.
  • Linking to the website
    • You may link your website, or your page on Social Websites to the home page of the website, your own page on the website, or your advertisements for sale of products on the website, provided that 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 make a link available to Internet users in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. We reserve the right on demand, and at our own discretion, to direct you to remove any links you have made to the website and you shall promptly comply with any such direction or any other lawful direction that we may give to you in relation to the placing of any such links.
    • Except as permitted above, you must not make a link available to Internet users from any other website that is not owned by you.
    • The website (or any part of it or content of it) must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the website other than the home page, your page on the website, or your advertisement for products or services on the website. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in clause [6] above.
  • Indemnity
    • You agree to indemnify us (and our officers, employees and agents) against, and hold us harmless from, any damages, liabilities, losses, or expenses incurred arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the website, your breach of this Agreement, or your negligent or fraudulent act or omission in relation to the website.
  • Termination
    • This Agreement takes effect as soon as you commence use of the website and continues until terminated as set out in this Clause 13.
    • You agree that we may temporarily or indefinitely restrict your access to the website and suspend, or terminate, your account (including your username and password) and delete your e-mail addresses, e-mails, web space and other data stored on the website if:
      • you have committed a breach of any term in this Agreement or acted inconsistently to a material extent with the spirit of this Agreement, or you have engaged in fraudulent, criminal or dishonest activity in connection with the website; or
      • you have not renewed any membership required as part of the account, including any payment due;
    • You acknowledge that we do not have to give you prior notice of any such suspension or termination made under clause [13.2] and we will not be liable to you or any third party for such suspension or termination.
    • We may otherwise terminate the Agreement, restrict access to the website features and delete your e-mail addresses, e-mails, web space and other data stored on the website without cause by giving you thirty days written notice. Where the Agreement is terminated in accordance with this clause, we will not be liable for any refund what so ever.
    • Upon suspension or termination of the Agreement, your right to use the website ceases and you will have no right, and we will have no obligation, to forward any unread or unsent messages to you or any third party.
    • We will not be liable to you upon termination except that all rights and liabilities which accrued prior to such termination will continue to subsist. Termination will not affect the operation of any term of this Agreement which is expressly or by implication intended to survive termination.
  • E-Mail Message Storage and Distribution
    • We assume no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store e-mail messages, chat room conversations, or other communications sent through the website.
    • You acknowledge and agree that certain technical processing of e-mail messages and chat room conversations and their content may be required to:
      • send and receive messages;
      • conform to connecting networks´ technical requirements; or
      • Conform to other similar requirements.
  • General Disclaimer
    • We do not represent or warrant that the website will be available or meet your requirements, that access will be uninterrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties. We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party software that may be used in connection with the website.
    • The website, and all information, material and content provided in the pages of the website may be changed or suspended at any time in our absolute discretion without notice and without liability.
    • Whilst we have taken reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy, currency, availability, correctness and completeness of the information contained on the website, information is provided on an "as is", "as available" basis and we do not give or make any warranty or representation of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to that information. You acknowledge the Internet is not a 100% secure medium for the communication of information. The use of the website is at your sole risk. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising as a result of your use of or reliance on the information contained on the website to the maximum extent permitted by law.
  • Limitation of Liability
    • Your dealings with users and third parties via the website are not our responsibility, and we exclude all liability of any kind in respect of such matters. Any claim for loss or damage incurred as a result of such dealings and/or the purchase by you of any products via the website, will be between yourself and the relevant third party and you agree not to hold us liable in respect of such matters.
    • You acknowledge that we have no ability to verify the information that can be displayed upon or accessed through the website by third parties, and that we do not monitor all use of the website, or the nature of the information sent via the website. We therefore exclude all liability of any kind in connection with the transmission or reception of such information of whatever nature and/or in connection with the use by you of the website.
    • You further agree that, save for any direct loss caused by our gross negligence, fraud, wilful default and/or wilful misconduct, we will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or unforeseeable damages resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, the website, or from the supply by other users of any products, or from any dispute between yourself and third parties, or for the cost of procuring substitute goods and/or services, or where such damages result from the products purchased or obtained, or from any messages received or transactions entered into through the website, or where such damages result from unauthorised access to, or the alteration of, your transmissions or data. Such exclusions shall include damages for loss of data or other intangible assets.
    • Our liability arising under or in relation to the Agreement (including any liability because of our negligence), is limited to a maximum of US$10,000.
    • Each of the exclusions of liability contained in this clause shall be construed separately, and even if any one or more of them proves to be unenforceable, the others shall remain in full force and effect.
  • General terms
    • No waiver by us will be construed as a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach of any provision. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision in this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing.
    • No agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
    • We reserve the right to assign, sub-contract or otherwise deal with all or any of our rights and obligations in this Agreement to any third party without prior notice to you. You may not transfer, assign or delegate these terms and conditions, or your website account without our express written permission, and any attempt to do so without our express permission will be null and void.
    • This Agreement is governed by and interpreted in accordance with the Federal laws of the United Arab Emirates and the Dubai Courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any dispute which may arise.