1.    General
      i.        By accessing any part of this site, you will be deemed to have unconditionally accepted these terms in full.
     ii.        These terms are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and applicable Qatari laws.
    iii.        Any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Qatar Financial Centre Civil and Commercial Court.  
2.    Disclaimer
      i.        The QFC Regulatory Authority provides the information and materials on this site in good faith and believes that they are correct at the time of inclusion, but provides no warranty of any kind. The QFC Regulatory Authority does not accept any liability for inaccuracies, errors or omissions. The QFC Regulatory Authority does not accept any liability for inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the translation of the original English text into Arabic*.
     ii.        The QFC Regulatory Authority provides no warranty that this site is free of computer viruses.
    iii.        In no circumstances is the QFC Regulatory Authority liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise including but not limited to those arising from the use of or inability to use this site, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if QFC Regulatory Authority, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses, or expenses.
   iv.        The materials on this site do not and are not intended to constitute financial, legal or other professional advice. You should seek advice from a professional adviser. 
3.    Contents
      i.        The electronic versions of legislation and other official materials (including regulations, rules, standards and principles, codes of practice, guidance, waivers and exemptions) on this site, and any copies printed from them, are provided for convenience and information only. They are not the authoritative or definitive texts and should not be relied on as such. Official copies of legislation can be viewed at the offices of the QFC Authority or the QFC Regulatory Authority, or obtained on request to them. A fee may be charged for particular items.
     ii.        Certain Regulations and Rules appearing on this site are, where so stated, in draft form and purely for information purposes. Descriptions and references in any material appearing on this site to any such Regulations and Rules should be treated accordingly. The content of all draft material is subject to change and may differ from the final version. You may not rely on any such drafts either as a statement of the law or regulatory requirements nor as an indication of policy. Copies of the final versions of Regulations and Rules will appear on this website once enacted or issued.
    iii.        This site may contain material sent to the QFC Regulatory Authority by third parties. You should note that the third parties are responsible for ensuring that the material they submit to the QFC Regulatory Authority complies with applicable laws and the QFC Regulatory Authority is not responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the material. The QFC Regulatory Authority reserves the right to omit, suspend and change any third party material submitted as it considers appropriate.
   iv.        At various points in this site you may be offered links to other sites, but these links are for information and convenience only and should you leave this site via a link contained herein, you do so at your own risk. The QFC Regulatory Authority does not control these sites and is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.  
4.    Copyright
      i.        The QFC Regulatory Authority owns the copyright and any other rights in this site and all material on it, unless otherwise stated, and you are responsible for obeying all applicable laws relating to the intellectual property subsisting on or in this site and the material on it.
     ii.        Materials or related graphics on this site are not to be modified in any way.
    iii.        The graphics on this site are not to be used separately from the accompanying text.
   iv.        The QFC Regulatory Authority allows you to make copies of material from this site as necessary incidental acts during your viewing of it and the like. You may also print or store so much of the site as is reasonable for personal use or for use within an individual firm or organization.
    v.        The QFC Regulatory Authority will allow you to
a.    print or store its on-line application forms and
b.    to copy to individual third parties no more than a small number of relevant provisions if incidental to advice or like activities.
c.    Except for the authorised use mentioned in the two preceding paragraphs, any material on the site may not be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, re-posted, reproduced, reused, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes in whole or in part without prior written permission from the QFC Regulatory Authority and without acknowledging the source, either by the use of appropriate words or by our copyright notice (Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority).
d.    The creating, updating, modification and maintenance of this site and any material on it for public viewing does not constitute a waiver of these rights.  
5.    Service Access
      i.        The QFC Regulatory Authority will use reasonable efforts to ensure this site is available to you, without warranty of any kind. Due to the possibility of human and technical errors, the QFC Regulatory Authority will not be liable if, for any reason, the site is unavailable for a period of time.
     ii.        The QFC Regulatory Authority reserves the right to temporarily or permanently suspend the site without notice.
    *For the convenience of readers, the QFC Regulatory Authority publishes the material on its website in the English and Arabic languages. The English language version is the original and definitive text of each document published on the QFC Regulatory Authority website.
While all proper care has been taken to provide an accurate translation of the original English text, readers of the Arabic versions should note that the Arabic translations have been provided for information purposes only and that, in the event of any inconsistency between the meaning of the English and Arabic versions of a document published on this website, the English text shall be given precedence and be considered as the authoritative text for all purposes.