1. Terms of Use

This page (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the Terms of Use on the basis of which you may make use of our website www.plusnine71.com (“our site”) as an unregistered or registered user. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use our site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using our site.

2. Agreement

2.1. These terms and conditions (“T&Cs”) contained herein, explain the contractual agreement between you and us regarding your use of our site, and any activities and transactions you may conduct through our site. In these T&Cs, the words, ‘you’ refer to any person accessing data via our site, and the words ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ refer to www.plusnine71.com.
2.2. You also agree to our Privacy Policy, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information

3. Information about us

We are a network service provider for networking of legal professionals across the globe. More information about us is available on our site.

4. Accessing our website

4.1. Access to our site is permitted subject to our discretion, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
4.2. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
4.3. We reserve the right to remove your access to individual services completely, if we believe you are abusing the services in any manner.
4.4. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they shall deemed to have agree to the T&Cs set out herein.
4.5. Our site uses a cookie as part of its restricted access system. This cookie holds minimal information to uniquely identify you as our site user. Once active, this cookie does not gather any personal information from your interaction with our site or any other site, nor does it collect information from your operating system or hard drive. No information is sent from the cookie to any other party including us or stored in a database or by any other means. The cookie is only accessible by www.plusnine71.com. The cookie is destroyed when you exit your browser. For further information concerning how we treat your data see our Privacy Policy.

5. Use of our site

5.1. The services of our site is provided to you for your personal use, on a single PC or PC network, and is subject to these T&Cs.:
5.1.1. You may not sell, sublet, reproduce, duplicate, or copy the service or any content contained on our site, in contravention of the T&Cs.
5.1.2. You may use our site only for lawful purposes.
5.1.3. You may not use our site in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
5.1.4. You may not use our site in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
5.1.5. You may not transmit defamatory, offensive or abusive material, or material of an obscene or menacing character.
5.1.6. You may not use our site for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
5.1.7. You shall not transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
5.1.8. You shall not knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
5.1.9. You shall not do any act to breach the copyright or other intellectual property rights of our site.
5.2. You acknowledge that we accept no liability for any services or other material provided to you through our site, where such service and/or material is provided by third parties who provide content to our site, or to the service, or whose service and/or materials are hypertext linked from and to our site.
5.3. You may not access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
5.3.1. any part of our site;
5.3.2. any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
5.3.3. any software used in the provision of our site; or
5.3.4. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
5.4. You agree to indemnity fully and to hold us indemnified from and against an claim brought by a third party resulting from your use of our site, publishing of any material provided by you, and is respect of all losses, costs, actions, claims, expenses and/or liabilities whatsoever suffered or incurred directly by us in consequence of your breach or non-observance of the T&C’s

6. Interactive services

6.1. We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
6.1.1. Chat rooms.
6.1.2. Bulletin boards.
6.1.3. Discussion forums.
6.1.4. Social media platforms.
6.1.5. Deal opportunities.
6.2. Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
6.3. We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
6.4. Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

7. Registered Users

7.1. This section applies only to Registered Users.
7.2. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and 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 opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.
7.3. Registered users may not use our site to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the following content standards:
7.3.1. These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
7.3.2. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
7.3.3. Contributions must:
7.3.3.1. Be accurate (where they state facts).
7.3.3.2. Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
7.3.3.3. Comply with all applicable law in any country, including from which they are posted.
7.3.3.4. Material you submit to us is your own original work, unless otherwise stated, and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights.
7.3.4. Contributions must not:
7.3.4.1. Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
7.3.4.2. Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
7.3.4.3. Promote sexually explicit material.
7.3.4.4. Promote violence.
7.3.4.5. Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
7.3.4.6. Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
7.3.4.7. Be likely to deceive any person.
7.3.4.8. Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
7.3.4.9. Promote any illegal activity.
7.3.4.10. Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
7.3.4.11. Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
7.3.4.12. Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
7.3.4.13. Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
7.3.4.14. Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
7.4. Any and all material which a registered user wants to share our site will have to be first sent to the editorial team of our site at admin@plusnine71.com. No user shall have the right and access to directly upload any information on their own.
7.5. Publication of any material you submit to us shall be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions and deletions to the content of your material, or refuse publication of the same.
7.6. You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format.
7.7. Users of our site may submit material for publication in various areas of our site. We accept no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy.
7.8. You undertake to honour your payment obligations and you are okay with us storing your payment information. Also, there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.
7.9. We don’t guarantee refunds.
7.10. Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
7.11. You authorize us to store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your service (e.g. subscriptions) and to facilitate easy payment for new services.
7.12. You must pay us for applicable fees and taxes, in which case you agree to still pay these fees through the end of the applicable subscription period.
7.13. Taxes are calculated based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.

8. Suspension and termination

8.1. We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of any sections of our site through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
8.2. Failure to comply with the sections of our site constitutes a material breach of the Terms of Use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
8.2.1. Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
8.2.2. Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
8.2.3. Issue of a warning to you.
8.2.4. Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
8.2.5. Further legal action against you.
8.2.6. Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
8.3. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of any sections of this site. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

9. Uploading material to our site

9.1. Any material of yours uploadedon our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
9.2. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
9.3. We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in the other sections of our site.
9.4. Should you find any content on our site which you feel is in contravention of the any standards set out in any sections of our site, please inform us by emailing at admin@plusnine71.com and explain your concern.

10. Guidelines for interacting on our site

10.1. We have an international audience on our site, but since we publish content in English, the language of conversation on our site should also be English. As such, contributions that cannot be understood by the majority of participants may be removed.
10.2. We understand that you may wish to quote from external sources, but please try and refrain from copying and pasting extensively, which not only slows down the discussion, but potentially leads to copyright problems. It's definitely better to post a short quote or synopsis and a link to the original article.

11. Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright

11.1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it (including the design, arrangement and look). Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
11.2. The ‘PlusNine71’ and any related logos are some of our registered trademarks. Nothing contained in our site shall give by implication or otherwise any right or licence to anyone to use any of our trademarked work or related logos.
11.3. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
11.4. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials 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.
11.5. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
11.6. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
11.7. If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

12. Reliance on information posted

12.1. Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
12.2. We make no warranties, representations or undertakings about: any of the content of our site (including, without limitation, any as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content); or any content of any other web site referred to or accessed by hypertext link through our site.
12.3. We make no warranties, representations or undertakings about the use of our site resulting in any business, dealings, transaction, or any other relationship between members or otherwise

13. Changes to our site

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

14. Our liability

14.1. The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, our officers, employees, consultants and members hereby expressly exclude:
14.1.1. All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
14.1.2. Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
14.1.2.1. loss of income or revenue;
14.1.2.2. loss of business;
14.1.2.3. loss of profits or contracts;
14.1.2.4. loss of anticipated savings;
14.1.2.5. loss of data;
14.1.2.6. loss of goodwill;
14.1.2.7. wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
14.2. Nothing in these Terms of Use affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
14.3. Our site and its contents are provided by us on an "as is" basis and without any warranties or guarantees of any kind including without limitation warranties of title or implied warranties of satisfactory quality or, fitness for a particular purpose. You must bear the risks associated with the use of the internet. In particular, we disclaim all liabilities in connection with the following:
14.3.1 incompatibility of our site with any of your equipment, software or telecommunications links;
14.3.2 technical problems including errors or interruptions on our site;
14.3.3 unsuitability, unreliability or inaccuracy of our site;
14.3.4 inadequacy of our site to meet your requirements; and
14.3.5 content and accuracy of any material submitted by users and published by us on our site.

15. Information about your visits to our site (cookies)

15.1. We process information about you in accordance with ourPrivacy Policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
15.2. We use cookieson our site. Cookies are small files of letters and numbers which help identify an individual user while they are using a specific website. These cookies are used for analytical purposes as well as allowing user identification to be carried across pages and areas of our site.
15.3. We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our site and compile reports for us on activity on our site. To reject or delete this cookie, please visit:http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.
15.4. By agreeing with these terms and conditions you are consenting to the use of these cookies by, and on behalf of, PlusNine71 and these cookies will be placed on your device. It is possible in all browsers to manually clear cookies at any time through tools or settings.

16. Transactions concluded through our site

16.1. Contracts for the supply of goods or services formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by applicable law.

17. Viruses, hacking and other offences

17.1. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
17.2. By breaching this provision, you would commit an offence which may be punishable as a criminal offence under applicable law. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
17.3. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

18. Linking to our site

18.1. You may link to our home page, provided you give us notice of such link by sending an e-mail to admin@plusnine71.comand provided 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 establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
18.2. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
18.3. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. 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 the other sections of these Terms of Use.
18.4. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request toadmin@plusnine71.com.

19. Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise noted, the contents of our site, including all images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips and written materials are protected by copyright, trademarks, database and other intellectual property rights. You may not reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on our site without our written permission

20. Links from our site

We are not responsible for the content or reliability of any websites linked to from its site, and cannot accept liability for any damage or loss arising from reliance on such websites. Links to third party information are provided for your information only and should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

21. Miscellaneous


21.1 Variations
We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms of Use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

21.2 Force Majeure
Neither party shall be liable to the other, for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the other party due to any cause beyond the first party's reasonable control including without limitation any power failure and the actions of internet service providers and users.

21.3 No waiver
Any failure by us to exercise or enforce any right conferred shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right nor operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof or of any other right on any later occasion.

21.4 Severability
If any provision of these T&Cs is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these T&Cs, which shall remain in full force and effect.

21.5 Data protection
We respect your personal data you may submit with us and such data shall be processed, retained and used in accordance with applicable data laws and will not be shared with third parties unless otherwise consented to by you.

21.6 Law
These T&Cs shall be construed in accordance with, and the provision of the service on our site shall be governed by the laws of United Arab Emirates.

21.7 Your concerns
If you have any concerns or queries about material which appears on our site, please contact admin@plusnine71.com.