Terms of use

Please read carefully before accessing the Website and the Application

Arrangement and Interpretation

The website (this “Website”) for the Dubai Cyber Innovation Park is managed and operated by or on behalf of Dubai Electronic Security Center (“DESC”).

The terms “we”, “us” or “our(s)” hereunder refer to DESC and its affiliates and the terms “user”, “you” and “your” hereunder refer to the users of the Website.

The term “Content” means the texts, documents, statements, information, photographs, graphics, logos, button icons images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations (as well as the organisation and layout of the Website and any content thereon), software, questions, answers, contact details, and any and all other materials of any nature whatsoever in whatever form or format which are available via the Website, created by us or by any third party.

The term “Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all current and future intellectual property rights, including all forms of copyright and authors rights, computer and software code, scripts, patents, design elements, graphics, logos, interactive features, artwork, text communication, brand names, trademarks, service marks, rights in trade dress or get-up, goodwill, domain names, website addresses (URLs), know-how, trade secrets, rights to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, moral rights and any other proprietary rights pertaining to the Content that may be found on or in the Website created by us or on our behalf.

Any words following the terms “including”, “include”, “for example” or any similar phrase shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the generality of the related words.

These terms and conditions of use (these “Terms of Use”) explain the terms on which you may access and/or use the Website.

Please note that if you enroll in or register for a course, conference, webinar, subscribe to any services or apply for accreditation on the Website (the “Services”), the additional terms for such Services which are set out at will also apply (the “Terms of Services”).

Please also carefully review our privacy policy which is set out at (the Privacy Policy). The Privacy Policy explains how we may collect, process and use your personal information. Please refer to the Privacy Policy for further details. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between a term of these Terms of Use and a term of the Privacy Policy, the term of the Privacy Policy shall prevail to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency.

The Terms of Services and the Privacy Policy are subject to and are incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use (collectively, this “Agreement”).

Legal Agreement

By accessing and/or using the Website, you hereby agree that you have read, understood and shall abide by all of the terms and conditions as set forth in this Agreement, which shall legally be binding on you.

If you do not agree to abide by this Agreement, please do not access or use the Website or apply to enrol in or subscribe to any Services. You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of this Agreement and other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with them in all respects.

You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract. You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to use the Website and enroll in or subscribe to any Services. If you are under 18 years of age, you may only use the Website subject to you obtaining the express consent of your parent or guardian who agrees to the terms of this Agreement.

You further represent and warrant that any information provided by you on the Website in relation to any Services is correct, accurate and not misleading at all times.

Disclaimer and Acknowledgement

We provide you with a limited right to access and use the Website on an “as is” and “as available” basis subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We remain the owners of the Website at all times. If you are located outside of the United Arab Emirates, unless otherwise specified, we do not represent that the Website, any of the Services or the Content is appropriate or available in your locations. We may at any time limit your use or discontinue the Website or limit the availability of the Website (or any aspect thereof) to any person or geographical area in our absolute discretion with no liability to us.

We do not make any warranty, and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security, reliability, quality and accuracy of the Website, the Services or the Content.

You acknowledge that by using the Website you may be exposed to information that is inaccurate or unreliable. The Content is for information only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely on. Any reliance on the Content (including any such third party’s information or material) is entirely at your own risk.

We have no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other information maintained or transmitted by the Website, including any information that you provide through the Website, or that you share with any third party.

The Website may include Content or links of, or from, third parties, including in relation to a Service. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy, reliability or appropriateness of any opinion, statement, information or material of any third party uploaded to, linked to or posted on the Website, including in relation to a Service.

We will not have any responsibility or liability for the conduct of any user on or through the Website, including in relation to a Service, and we assume no responsibility or liability for any lack of disclosure of data, mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, libel, omissions, opinions, representations or anything else contained in any Content or in any information or materials that are provided by any third party.

We reserve the right, but disclaim any obligation, to monitor Content from users of the Website or take any action to restrict any access to material displayed or distributed through the Website that violates this Agreement or any laws.

Any Content you upload to or post on the Website will be considered non-confidential. You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content, but by uploading and posting, you are deemed to have granted us a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide and royalty-free licence to use, store and copy such Content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your Content. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Content posted or uploaded by you on the Website, constitutes a violation of their Intellectual Property Rights or of their right to privacy.

No Warranties or Endorsements

We do not guarantee the Website or the Services will be free of defects, errors, bugs or virus nor do we guarantee any minimum uptime or service levels in relation to the Website or the Services. From time to time the Website or the Services may be updated or underwent maintenance. Depending on the update and maintenance, you may not be able to access or use the Website or the Services (or any part thereof).

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties or representations which may otherwise apply to the Website, the Services and the Content whether express or implied.

If you accessed the Website or enrolled in, registered for or subscribed to the Services via a link or connection (including plug-ins or like applications) from another website owned or operated by a third party (including social media platforms), please be informed that we have no control over such third party’s links, connections (including plug-ins or like applications), information or websites. Such link or connection (including plug-ins or like applications) from a third party website does not imply sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement by us of the third parties or the third party’s websites.

We may provide, or a third party may provide, tools or links to other websites, applications, resources and/or services operated by third parties that have been used on or otherwise integrated or linked with the Website (each an “External Service”). The availability and accessibility to any of the foregoing on or from the Website do not expressly or implicitly indicate our recommendation or endorsements of any External Service.  If you choose to engage with a provider of an External Service (each an “External Service Provider”), you are interacting with a third party, not with us. If you choose to use an External Service, such use may be governed by and subject to such External Service Provider’s terms of use and privacy policy. It shall be your sole responsibility to check, read and be aware of the terms of use and privacy policy of each External Service you use. By accessing or using an External Service you do so at your own risk.

We are not responsible or liable for: (a) any content and make no representations about (or in any way endorse) any material or services available at or from any third party’s link, connection or websites (including login or registration access) or any External Service; or (b) your use of any External Service. We do not in any way guarantee that any links or connections (including plug-ins or like applications) from any third party website, any third party websites or any External Service will be up to date, free from any errors, inaccuracies or omissions or be fit for any purpose.

Limitation of Liability and Indemnification

The use of the Website and reliance on the Content is entirely at your own risk and in no event shall we nor any of our affiliates be liable (whether under the law, breach of statutory duty or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or any other monetary or other damages, fees, fines, penalties or liabilities, nor for any loss or disclosure of data or loss or damage to reputation or goodwill (collectively “Damage”) whatsoever (even if such Damage is foreseeable) arising out of or relating to the use or inability to use the Website or for any reliance on the Website or the Content. Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the Website and/or the Content is to stop using the Website and/or Content.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any virus, distributed denial-of-service attack or other technologically harmful material that may affect or infect your computer, equipment, computer programs, data, tablet or mobile devices or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any Content or the use or downloading of any information or materials of any other website linked to the Website or by reason of any disclosure of such material or data by any third party.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, and our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, representatives, successors, assigns and agents (and their licensors, advertisers, suppliers, and operational service providers) harmless from and against any and all claims, expenses, costs, actions, demands, liabilities, judgments and settlements (including reasonable legal fees) resulting from or alleged to result from your use of the Website, the Content, the Services and/or any violation of the terms of this Agreement.

We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any demand, claim or action arising hereunder or in connection with the Website and all negotiations for settlement or compromise.  You agree to fully cooperate with us in the defence of any such demand, claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by us.

Intellectual Property Rights

We own or are the licensee of all Intellectual Property Rights in the Website and the Content which are protected by the United Arab Emirates and international copyright, trademark and/or patent laws and treaties. All such rights are reserved. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are owned, registered and/or licensed by us. You are not permitted to make any use of any of our trademarks, services marks or trade names.

No part of the protected materials available on or in the Website (including any Content) may be copied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium without permission.

Enforcement and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

If we discover that you have used any Content on the Website protected by Intellectual Property Rights belonging to us or others in contravention of the terms of the license below or otherwise in breach of our rights or this Agreement, we and any of our affiliates may bring legal proceedings against you, seeking monetary damages and an injunction, or any other equitable remedies, against you. You could also be ordered to pay legal fees and costs. If you become aware of any use of materials in which we own or are the licensee of Intellectual Property Rights and that contravenes or may contravene the terms of this Agreement, please immediately report this to us via the email address set out below.

Limited License

In consideration of you agreeing to abide by the terms of this Agreement, we grant to you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free and revocable license to: (i) use the Website as herein set forth; (ii) copy and store the Website in your web browser cache memory; and (iii) print pages from the Website for your own personal and non-commercial use. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Content you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

We do not grant to you any other rights whatsoever in relation to the Website. All other rights are expressly reserved by us.

You acknowledge and agree that the rights to access and use the Website are licensed (not sold) to you, and that you have no rights in, or to, the Website other than the right to use it in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. You acknowledge that you have no right to have access to the Website in source-code form. You agree that we cannot provide a licence to you to make use of Content generated by third parties and to which we do not have any Intellectual Property Rights.

You undertake not to gain or attempt to gain any access to any aspect of the Website or the Content which you are not authorised to access under the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Licence Restrictions

You may use the Website and the Content subject always to terms and conditions of this Agreement. You agree in relation to the Website and the Content (and for each of them):

  • not to copy them, except where such copying is incidental to normal use, or where it is necessary for the purpose of back-up or operational security;
  • not to rent, lease, sub-license, loan, translate, merge, adapt, vary or modify them;
  • not to make alterations to, or modifications of, the whole or any part of them, or permit them or any part of them to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs;
  • not to alter, destroy, obscure, or otherwise remove any copyright or proprietary notices or labels contained within them;
  • not to disassemble, decompile, reverse-engineer, or otherwise attempt to gain access to the source code of them or create derivative works based on the whole or any part of them or attempt to do any such thing;
  • not to provide or otherwise make them available in whole or in part (including object and source code), in any form to any person without prior written consent from us;
  •  not to use them in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with this Agreement, or act fraudulently or maliciously, for example, by hacking into or inserting malicious code, including viruses, or harmful data, into any of them or any operating system;
  • not to infringe our Intellectual Property Rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of them (to the extent that such use is not licensed by this Agreement) or in relation to any content or information that you may provide through the Website;
  • not provide or publish any content or information that:
  • infringes the Intellectual Property Rights of DESC or any third party;
  • defames others, is obscene, abusive, discriminatory, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; and/or
  • promotes or incites violence or illegal activities;
  • not to collect or harvest any information or data from them or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running them; and
  • not to use any automated data collection methods, data mining, robots, or scraping or any data gathering methods of any kind in relation to, or in connection with, them.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

You agree not to use the Website and/or any of the Content in any unauthorised manner or in violation of any local, federal or international laws or regulations.

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair, lawful, and does not damage or take advantage of our reputation. We reserve the right to withdraw this permission at any time. You must not establish a link to the Website or Content in such a way to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part.


We reserve the right to collect and use anonymous non-personal information pertaining to your use of the Website, including to anonymously track and report to our third party statistical service providers your activity involving the Website. By using the Website, you consent to us collecting and using your technical information, including the software, hardware and peripherals, to improve the Website to provide any services to you.

Termination of Use

We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Website without notice, and for any reason, including violation of this Agreement or other conduct which we, in our sole discretion, believe is unlawful or harmful to us or others. In the event of termination, you will no longer be authorised to access or use the Website and we will use any means available or necessary to enforce this termination.

Access and Passwords

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other unique information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of this Agreement.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us via the email address set out below.

Changes to this Agreement

We reserve the right, without any liability to us, to modify this Agreement without notice and at any time. Updated versions of this Agreement will appear on the Website and are effective immediately. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement and your continued use of the Website following any modifications to this Agreement will be deemed as your acceptance to any such modifications to this Agreement. If you do not accept and abide by the terms of this Agreement or any modification to it, you may not use the Website or download or use any of the Content. Your use of the Website is at your sole risk and liability.

Applicable Law

This Agreement and your use of the Website is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Emirate of Dubai and the applicable federal laws of the United Arab Emirates. Such laws will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions and this Agreement, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. You hereby irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the Emirate of Dubai (as established by Law No. 3 of 1992 and Law No. 13 of 2016) in relation to all disputes relating to the Website and this Agreement.

If any provision of this Agreement is, or is found to be, unenforceable under any applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this Agreement.

Notification of Objectionable Content and Take-Down

If you wish to object to any Content, please do so immediately upon becoming aware of the objectionable Content by contacting us via the email address set out below. Please ensure you clearly identify the Content objected to and detail the basis for your objection and the action(s) you request we take in relation to such Content and provide your full contact details to enable us to act appropriately upon receiving your objection. We will in all reasonable cases attempt to investigate objections and, if appropriate, remove the relevant Content. However, as set out above, we are not in any way liable for any third party’s Content.

Contact Us

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