Terms and conditions of use for this Service

  1.  ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
    Oman Tradanet LLC (“OTN”) provides this service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice. The Service is branded as ‘IX2’ for use in Oman. Additionally, when using particular OTN services, you and OTN shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, (which may be posted from time to time). All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS. OTN also may offer other services from time to time, different Terms of Services (if posted) may govern such additional services, otherwise these TOS will apply. Your continued use of this Service signifies your acceptance of the TOS.
     

  2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
    OTN currently provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including, various communications tools, forums, business services, and information through its network of properties (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for OTN to provide the Service. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new OTN services shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that OTN assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, miss-delivery or failure to store any user communications or settings. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.
     

  3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
    In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or OTN has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, OTN has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
     

  4. PRIVACY POLICY Registration Data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, see our full privacy policy.
     

  5. PAYMENT OF FEES - NON CIRCUMVENTION: For the period set forth in the applicable proposal and/or related documents, OTN shall be entitled to receive payment from you of all fees, commissions and other charges, including the cost of all value added services used by you, that would have been collectable by OTN there under or hereunder in connection with any future transaction(s) between you and any Seller or Purchaser where: (1) you initially came into contact with such Purchaser or Seller in connection with a transaction conducted on the Service (the "original transaction"), whether such Purchaser or Seller was successful in the original transaction or not; (2) any such future transaction involves the same item sold/purchased in the original transaction substantially in accordance with the same specifications as the original transaction; and (3) Advance messaging fees deposited with OTN under one of the elected schemes are not refundable and not transferable.
     

  6. MEMBER SECURITY, PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT
    You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify OTN of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. OTN cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
     

  7. MEMBER CONDUCT
    Under no circumstances will OTN be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content transmitted, posted, emailed, or otherwise made available via the Service. You agree to not use the Service to:

    1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

    2. Harm minors in any way;

    3. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a OTN official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely Sultanate or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

    4. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

    5. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

    6. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;

    7. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such purpose;

    8. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

    9. Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;

    10. Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

    11. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, Sultanate, national or international laws, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the Muscat Securities Market, and any regulations having the force of law;

    12.  You may not use any device, software or routine, including but not limited to any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs or cancel bots, intended to damage or interfere with the proper working of the Service or any auction or purchase being conducted on our site or to surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information from the Service. You may not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to "Spam" or other such unsolicited mass e-mailing techniques;

    13.  "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or

    14. Collect or store personal data about other users.
      You acknowledge that OTN does not pre-screen Content, but that OTN and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, OTN and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by OTN or submitted to OTN, including without limitation information in OTN Message Boards and in all other parts of the Service.
      You acknowledge and agree that OTN may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in good faith believe that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of OTN, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

     

  8. SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
    Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside.
     

  9. CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
    Accuracy and Use of Data: If the user of the Service provides any data to the Service, whether by using the Service or otherwise, the user warrants that such data is accurate and current, and that he or she is authorized to provide such data. By using the Service, the user acknowledges and agrees that the Service may use such data in any manner that OTN deems appropriate, subject to any restrictions on such use imposed under applicable law.
    OTN does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service, you grant OTN the following worldwide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:

    1. With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the purposes of providing and promoting the specific OTN service to which such Content was submitted or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or OTN removes such Content from the Service.

    2. With respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, the perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub licensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.
      "Publicly accessible" areas of the Service are those areas of the OTN network of properties that are intended by OTN to be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Service would include OTN Message Boards and other OTN Services that are open to both members and visitors.
       

  10. INDEMNITY
    You agree to indemnify and hold OTN, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service, content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another your breach of any provision of these Terms of Use and/or any reckless or intentional wrongdoing by you or any other user of the Service.
     

  11. NO RESALE OF SERVICE
    You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or data or information obtained from the Service.
     

  12. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE
    You agree that OTN has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that OTN reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that OTN reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
     

  13. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
    OTN reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that OTN shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
     

  14. TERMINATION
    You agree that OTN, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if OTN believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. OTN may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that OTN may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that OTN shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.
     

  15. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS
    Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that OTN shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
     

  16. LINKS
    The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because OTN has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that OTN is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that OTN shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
     

  17. OTN'S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
    You acknowledge and agree that the Service and all Proprietary Information used or displayed in connection with it and the related Services are owned or licensed by OTN and all rights, title and interest therein shall remain the property of OTN. Such Proprietary Information is protected by patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other common law intellectual property rights held by OTN. Certain content is licensed from third parties and all such third party content and all intellectual property rights included therein belong to the respective third parties. You shall not remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property or proprietary notice or legend contained on the Service or its content. You are not licensed to and will not use Proprietary Information for any purpose other than as necessary for performance of your obligations in connection with the Service and you will not disclose any such Proprietary Information to any third party without first obtaining the express written consent of OTN.
    You understand that you may receive information from third parties that is confidential or proprietary ("Third-Party Information"). You acknowledge your duty to maintain the confidentiality of such information and will hold Third-Party Information in the strictest confidence and will not disclose or use Third-Party Information except as necessary for performance of your obligations in the use of the Service and the services provided by OTN.
    "Proprietary Information" includes, without limitation, any information created, discovered or developed by OTN in the field of interactive internet exchanges or marketplaces for the food industry, and any such information assigned or otherwise conveyed to OTN by another. Proprietary Information specifically includes (a) information regarding business, marketing and product development, methods and processes; (b) trade secrets, including proprietary software and the market-making process developed by OTN to service its purchasers and suppliers and including customer lists and other proprietary databases; and (c) copyrights, trademarks and service marks. Nothing received by you will be considered to be Proprietary Information if (1) it is readily available to the public other than by a breach of agreement; or (2) it has been rightfully received by you from a third party without any confidentiality limitations.
    Furthermore, you further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by OTN, you agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part. You also agree not to create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by OTN for use in accessing the Service.
     

  18. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
    You expressly understand and agree that:

    1. Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. OTN makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Service, or the information, content, materials and/or products included on the Service. OTN expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and/or non-infringement.
       

    2. OTN makes no warranty that
       

      1. The service will meet your requirements,

      2. The service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free,

      3. The results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable,

      4. The quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and

      5. Any errors in the software will be corrected.

       

    3. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

    4. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from this site or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the TOS.

    5. No complaints will be entertained without a OTN Reference ID provided at the end of every transaction.
       

  19. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    You expressly understand and agree that OTN shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if OTN has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service. Regardless of whether the possibility of such damages was disclosed to or reasonably could have been foreseen by OTN.
     

  20. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
    Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of section 17 and 18 may not apply to you.
     

  21. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS:
    You shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Service or your bidding on or purchase of products and services and posting and retrieval of information (including without limitation those governing export control, unfair competition, antitrust, or false advertising). You are responsible for procuring all Government licenses or permits required for the proper and lawful conduct of your activities on and in connection with the service, and you shall at all times and at you own cost and expense comply with the requirements of each license or permit. You are responsible for paying all applicable fees and tax you incur to bid, or buy products and services to access our data centre, including without limitation all applicable sales, and excise taxes. Furthermore, you represent and warrant to us that you do not intend to use the Service to violate the antitrust laws and will not knowingly act as a conduit or intermediary for price-fixing or any other anti-competitive agreement among competitors.
     

  22. NOTICE
    Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.
     

  23. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
    OTN, the OTN logo, other OTN logos and product and service names are trademarks of OTN LLC. (the "OTN Marks"). Without OTN's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the OTN Marks.
     

  24. GENERAL INFORMATION
    The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and OTN and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and OTN. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third party content or third party software. The TOS and the relationship between you and OTN shall be governed by the laws of the Kingdom of Oman without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and OTN agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the Sultanates of Oman. The failure of OTN to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

OTN reserves the right to amend the Terms and conditions from time to time.

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact client@otn.com.om

NOTE: Oman Tradanet LLC suggests you print the Terms of Use and keep a copy for your records.
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