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Privacy Statement & Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE.
Al-Futtaim Trading (Private) Limited (Al-Futtaim) maintains this Web Site and other Al-Futtaim web sites that are linked to this site (collectively 'the Site') and all the information, communications, software, scripting, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other materials and services found on the Site (collectively 'Content'), for the use of its customers, employees and members of the general public but only for the lawful purposes described below. Such content is provided by Al-Futtaim as a convenience to its customers and to the general public.

ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRACT TERMS: JURISDICTION
In exchange for accessing, browsing and/or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation UAE Federal Law No. 40 of 1992 concerning the Protection of the Intellectual Work and Rights of the Author and the Implementing Regulations thereof. You represent you have the legal authority to accept these Web Site Terms of Use on behalf of yourself or any party you represent. Use of the Site is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to these Web Site Terms of Use, including without limitation this paragraph.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SITE.
The Site is controlled and operated in whole or in part by Al-Futtaim Trading from its offices within the UAE. By accessing the Site you agree that the laws and regulations of the UAE and the Emirate of Dubai without regard to conflicts of laws principles, will apply to all matters relating to use of the Site, and you agree that any litigation shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Dubai, UAE. Those who access the Site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Al-Futtaim Trading makes no representation that the Content in the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to it from territories where the Content is illegal is prohibited. You acknowledge that Al-Futtaim reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse to terminate access to the Site by you at any time.

COPYRIGHT AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF CONTENT
While Al-Futtaim Trading provides the information on this Site to anyone, we retain copyright on all text and graphic images. You acknowledge, having been advised by Al-Futtaim Trading, that the Content is protected in the UAE and internationally by a variety of laws, including but not limited to, copyright laws and treaty provisions, trademark laws and other proprietary rights laws (collectively 'Rights'). In addition to Al-Futtaim Trading's Rights in individual elements of the Content, Al-Futaim Trading or its licensors own a copyright in the selection, coordination and arrangement of the Content.
You are hereby granted permission to access the Content from the Site in whole or in part, (and except where otherwise specified or provided by Al-Futtaim Trading, print a single copy of the information for your own personal use) but only for purposes of viewing and browsing through the Site or ordering products or services from the Site if applicable. You are also hereby granted permission to the store files on your computer for your own personal use; reference hypertext documents on the Site from your own documents. However, these permissions terminate automatically if you breach any of the Web Site Terms of Use. Al-Futtaim Trading is not granting you any permission to use the Content other than the permission expressly stated in these Web Site Terms of Use. All other use of Content from the Site, including, but not limited to modification, publication, transmission, participation in the transfer of sale of, reproduction, creation of derivative works from, distribution, performance, display, incorporation into another web site, reproducing the Site (whether by linking, framing or any other method), 'mirroring' the Site or in any other way exploiting any of the Content, in whole or in part, or downloading and using software repeatedly for uses other than those expressly permitted may not be made without Al-Futtaim Trading's prior express written consent.

LIMITATION ON SCOPE OF CONTENT
The Site contains information regarding (Famco) and promotional programs. The Products described in this Site contain uniquely UAE specifications and are offered for sale in the UAE. The promotional programs if any described in this site are available only in the UAE or those Emirates as specifically referred to within the description of the program. The price information contained in or provided through the Site is for information purposes only and does not constitute any offer to sell the products concerned. The actual prices and terms and conditions of sale will be determined by the authorised distributor/dealer of the Products concerned.

TRADEMARKS AND SERVICES MARKS
Al-Futtaim Trading, (Famco) and other trademarks, such as products and service names found on the Site (collectively the 'Trade Marks') are owned by Al-Futtaim Trading, its associate companies, suppliers, business associates or third parties and registered in the UAE and/or elsewhere or unregistered. Nothing on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademarks displayed on the Site, without the written permission of the Trademark owner concerned. The Trademarks may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of Products on the Site, without prior, written permission of Al-Futtaim Trading.

SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
There are instances where Al-Futtaim Trading requests personally identifiable information from the Site users to provide them with a service or correspondence (promotions and mailed brochures). This information, such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, type of request and possibly additional information, is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by Al-Futtaim Trading and is used to fulfil your request. Although Al-Futtaim Trading makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies Al-Futtaim Trading does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Site or data gathered from the usage of the Site. The information you provide and the data gathered is used by Al-Futtaim Trading to improve the services we provide you. You hereby grant Al-Futtaim Trading an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute any information you send, and agree that Al-Futtaim Trading is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send Al-Futtaim Trading for any purpose.

PROHIBITED CONDUCT
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law. You agree (i) not to use the Site to upload or distribute in any way files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; (ii) not to interfere or disrupt the Site or any networks connected to the Site; (iii) not to use any device, software or routine or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Site or any transactions being offered at the Site (iv) not to use the Site to collect or export personal information, including, without limitation, financial information, about other participants at the Site; (v) not to use the services, products associated with the Site for illegal purposes, and (vi) to comply with all regulations, policies and procedures or networks connected to the Site.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
AL-FUTTAIM TRADING DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE CONTENT OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SITE. THE CONTENT OF THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, AL-FUTTAIM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER VIOLATION OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.

REVISIONS
Al-Futtaim Trading may revise or withdraw the Content, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Al-Futtaim Trading may at any time revise these Web Site Terms of Use by updating this posting. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and you agree to periodically visit this page to determine the then current Web Site Terms of Use to which you are bound.

PRIVACY POLICY
The use of the site is subject to Al-Futtaim Trading's Privacy Policy. See below.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEB SITES
Al-Futtaim Trading makes no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through the Site. When you access a non-Al-Futtaim Trading web site, please understand that it is independent from Al-Futtaim Trading, and that Al-Futtaim Trading has no control over the content on that web site. In addition, a link to a non-Al-Futtaim Trading web site does not mean that Al-Futtaim Trading endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use of such web site. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of destructive nature. Al-Futtaim Trading makes no representation or warranty as to any third party products. Note also that Al-Futaim Trading Privacy Policy does not apply to any non-Al-Futtaim Trading web site which may be accessed through the Site. Please refer to such non-Al-Futtaim Trading web sites' own privacy policies (if any) to determine the privacy policies which apply when using such non-Al-Futtaim Trading web sites.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Al-Futtaim Trading will not be liable for any damages of any kind including but not limited to, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or relating to the use or the inability to use the Site, the Content or links, damage caused by viruses affecting your computer equipment or your reliance on the Content or use of the products or services promoted/advertised at or associated with the Site.

INDEMNITY
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Al-Futtaim Trading and its shareholders, associates, employees and agents from any suits, losses, claims, demands, liabilities, costs and expenses (including attorney and accounting fees) that they may sustain or incur arising from (i) your use of the Content available at or downloaded from the Site, (ii) your failure to comply with any applicable laws and regulations or to obtain any licenses or approvals from the appropriate government agencies necessary to purchase or sell the products and services associated with the Site (iii) your use of the Content in any way contrary to the terms of use, (iv) the sale, purchase, transportation, delivery, use or disposal of any product, or service associated with the Site or available through other sites linked to the Site, or any loss suffered by or harm to any person or property in any way relating to of caused in whole or in part by your use of the Site or any service or product, associated with the Site (including, without limitation, any personal injuries or death of any third person caused in whole or in part by such products or services, the use, transportation, delivery, storage or handling thereof), and (v) any taxes attributable to the relating to any service or product associated with the Site.

Privacy and Security Policy
Al-Futtaim Trading (Private) Limited and its related companies (Al-Futtaim) recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information collected about users (the Users) of the web sites (the Web Sites) belonging to Al-Futtaim. "Personal Information" includes, but is not limited to, usage data, along with the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the Users. Al-Futtaim reserves the right to analyse and utilise the user data in order to more effectively optimise the user experience and to present certain opportunities to the Users for their benefit. Al-Futtaim has adopted this Privacy and Security Policy to inform the Users how it collects, stores, and uses Personal Information. Al-Futtaim's intent is to balance its legitimate business interests in collecting and using Personal Information against the reasonable expectations of privacy of the Users.
By using any of the Web Sites, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Information by Al-Futtaim as set forth in the policy currently in effect. If we decide to change our policy, such changes will be posted at the Web Sites, so please check back periodically to ensure you have the most current policy.

Collection
Al-Futtaim collects Personal Information when you visit the Web Sites or place an online order with us.
In addition we may ask you for Personal Information at other times, including by way of example, when you enter a sweepstakes, contest or promotion sponsored by us, when you complete surveys or other questionnaires, or when you send an e-mail to us. Whenever Al-Futtaim collects Personal Information we try to include a link to this Policy on the Web Site page concerned.
Our web servers also collect the domain names of the visitors to the Web Sites. This information is aggregated to measure number of visits, average time spent on the Web Sites, pages viewed, etc.

Cookies
"Cookies" are pieces of information that Al-Futtaim transfers to the hard drives of the Users for record-keeping purposes. Al-Futtaim may place Cookies with the Users visiting from advertising banners and hyperlinks on other web sites to track the success of a particular advertising campaign or marketing program. In addition, Al-Futtaim may place Cookies with the Users to provide them with seamless access to the Web Sites, since storing their user name and password in a Cookie eliminates the need to re-enter that information on every page.

Usage
Al-Futtaim uses Personal Information for facilitating order processing, developing enhancements to the Web Sites, marketing and promotional purposes (for example, offering the Users the opportunity to take advantage of special promotions and acquire Al-Futtaim products); and evaluating the Web Site usage by analysing usage data.
The Web Sites may also contain optional surveys and questionnaires asking for information, comments, and suggestions as well as opportunities for visitors to ask questions. We use the information you provide to help us design and build better products, to customise your shopping experience, and to provide advice and purchase recommendations.
We also use the Personal Information we collect to help target valuable marketing and advertising offers. This kind of advertising may be done with banner ads as well as promotional e-mails sent by Al-Futtaim or by third parties under contract with Al-Futtaim.
Finally, Al-Futtaim does research on the Users' demographics, interests, and behaviour based on the information provided to us when making a purchase, during a promotion, from surveys and from our server log files. We do this to better understand and measure the use of the Web Sites, to improve the content of the Web Sites and the services we provide to our customers. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis.

Sharing of Personal Information
Except as outlined in this Policy or on the Web Sites, Al-Futtaim never provides the Personal Information to third parties without a User's consent. Al-Futtaim shares the Personal Information you provide with its related companies. Additionally, if you purchase a product requiring service, your Personal Information is shared with the service provider concerned.
Al-Futtaim may also share Personal Information with third party business partners so that they may provide services to Al-Futtaim that are consistent with the terms of this Policy and the Web Sites.
Al-Futtaim may also disclose Personal Information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Web Site's Terms of Use or may be violating Al-Futtaim's or other's rights or causing injury to or interference with Al-Futtaim's or other's property. Al-Futtaim may also disclose or give access to Personal Information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Security
Al-Futtaim only collects Personal Information to the extent deemed necessary to serve its legitimate business purposes, and it uses appropriate security technology to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of all Personal Information as it deems appropriate. Nonetheless, Al-Futtaim is not responsible for any breach of its security or for the actions of any third parties who may obtain any Personal Information.

Removal or Update of Personal Information
The Users may update their Personal Information or remove their Personal Information from Al-Futtaim CRM data base by contacting us by email addressed to ebusiness@alfuttaim.ae.

Change to Policy
Al-Futtaim reserves the right to change this Policy at any time by posting an updated Policy at the Web Sites.

Additional Information
Any questions regarding this Policy should be directed to ebusiness@alfuttaim.ae.