Terms of Usage
- 1. WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USAGE:
- 1.1 Important notices:
Please read the following Website Legal Notice carefully as it contains
the terms and conditions of usage of the Gazzaoui Group Holding s.a.l.
Websites located at the following addresses:
www.gazzaouigroupholding.com, www.gazzaouiholding.com, www.gazzaoui.com,
www.gazzaoui.com.lb, www.gazzaoui.cn, www.gazzaoui.qa,
www.automation-systems-lebanon.com, www.home-automation.com and all
related web-sites (“Website”) owned by Gazzaoui Group Holding s.a.l.
(“Gazzaoui Group”) as well as other important legal notices applicable
to the end user accessing the Website (“User”) or (“You”). All
references to www.gazzaoui.com must be interpreted as referring to all
Gazzaoui Group web-sites listed above and referred to as ("Website")
- 1.3 Third party links:
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party
products or services on our website. These third party sites have
separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no
responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these
linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site
and welcome any feedback about these sites.
- 1.4 Do we disclose any information to outside parties:
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your
personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third
parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business,
or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this
information confidential. We may also release your information when we
believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site
policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided
to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
- 1.5 Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Usage and Privacy
By using our website, you consent to our websites Terms and Conditions
The User’s (Your) usage of the online information services contained on
the Website constitutes Your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of
towards Gazzaoui Group. Gazzaoui Group may amend these Terms and
Conditions of Usage at any time by posting the amended terms and
conditions on the Website.
All amended terms shall automatically become effective immediately after
they are posted on the Website and any subsequent use of the site shall
be governed by such amended terms.
These Terms and Conditions of Usage were last revised on 11 November
2013. You are advised to regularly check these terms and conditions and
2. GAZZAOUI GROUP LIABILITY AND WARRANTY AND UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE
2.1 Limited Liability of Gazzaoui Group:
The User understands that usage of the Website is at the sole discretion
and risk of the User. Gazzaoui Group reserves the right at any time to
change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Website, including,
but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed
for access or use.
Notwithstanding the effort placed on maintaining the availability and
accessibility of the Website, Gazzaoui Group takes no responsibility
for, and will not be liable for the Website being temporarily
unavailable or inaccessible.
- 2.2 No Warranty:
The information contained on the Website is provided by Gazzaoui Group
and/or its partners, subsidiaries, sister companies, suppliers,
distributors, customers or agents without warranty of any kind,
expressed or implied, including (but not limited to) any implied
warranties of reliability, fitness for any particular purpose,
timeliness, sequence, completeness, non-infringement of any third party
rights and/or freedom from errors or inaccuracies. Gazzaoui Group may
not be held liable for any errors, inaccuracies or damages resulting
from the information published on its websites.
- 2.3 Indemnification of Gazzaoui Group:
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Gazzaoui Group, its partners,
subsidiaries, sister companies, suppliers, distributors, customers,
agents, officers, directors, employees, and licensors and in general any
person and/or entity having with Gazzaoui Group any business,
professional and/or employment relationship, harmless from and against
any claims, damages, actions and liabilities including without
limitation, your loss of profits, direct, indirect, incidental, special,
consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability
to use the Website or the software supporting/enabling the Website and
reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to
result from Your use of this Website or the software supporting/enabling
- 2.4 Unauthorized use of the Website:
The User is permitted to use the Website for lawful purposes only.
Unauthorized use of the Website includes posting or transmission of data
which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of Gazzaoui Group
or third parties, which is unlawful, defamatory or otherwise
objectionable or which constitutes advertising of goods or services in
the absence of written approval from Gazzaoui Group. Unauthorized use of
this Website may give rise to Gazzaoui Group instituting a civil and/or
criminal claim against You for damages incurred as a result of a
statutory and/or criminal offence and/or for civil causes.
3. WEBSITE LINKS:
From time to time, this Website may include links to other websites. These links
are provided for Your convenience and only for the purposes of providing further
information. Such links do not signify that Gazzaoui Group endorses the
website(s) linked to the Website. You agree that Gazzaoui Group shall have no
responsibility nor bear no liability in relation to the content of the linked
website(s).You may not create a link to this Website from another website or
document without Gazzaoui Group’s PRIOR consent in WRITING, in which case the
terms of Your linking to the Website shall be governed by the terms of your
“Linking Agreement” with Gazzaoui Group.
4. APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION:
You consent to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts of Beirut - Lebanon for
ruling upon any legal dispute that may arise between Gazzaoui Group and You in
connection to the Website. This Website Legal Notice will be construed and
interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Lebanon.
- 5. SEVERABILITY:
If any provision of this Website Legal Notice is found to be invalid by any
court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not
affect the validity of the remaining provisions of the Website Legal Notice,
which shall remain in full force and effect.
6. WEBSITE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
6.1 This Website comprises of software and content (such as text, news
headlines and summaries, articles, images and audio tracks, animation,
photographs, video, music, sound and voice), designs, trademarks, (all
names, marks, brands, logos, designs, trade dress, slogans used on/in
connection with the Website) and trade secrets that is the intellectual
property of Gazzaoui Group and/or various third parties subject to the
intellectual property rights laws and regulations as well as other laws
and regulations of Lebanon and as and when applicable foreign laws,
international conventions and treaties.
6.2 Further and to the extent that Gazzaoui Group does not own specific
content or such content falls within the public domain, Gazzaoui Group
may hold copyright/further intellectual property rights in the
selection, co-ordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content on
the Website. Specific content may be licensed from third parties and
shall be subject to the applicable copyright restrictions, which vary by
6.3 No license to Gazzaoui Group intellectual property or the
intellectual property of third parties has been granted to You unless
otherwise indicated. Without limitation to the prohibitions placed on
the User by contract or law and subject to the present the Terms and
Conditions of Usage, You expressly agree not to:
6.3.1 Reproduce or use the aforementioned intellectual property
either in print or electronic form in violation of the
intellectual property rights of Gazzaoui Group and/or such third
parties as applicable;
6.3.2 Commercially exploit, reproduce, distribute, transmit,
display, publish or broadcast any Website intellectual property
without prior written approval of Gazzaoui Group or in the case
of third party content, the rights holder of such intellectual
6.3.3 not to claim or convey ownership of Website intellectual
property either in its entirety or otherwise;
6.3.4 modify the Website content for the purposes of reposting
to other websites;
6.3.5 alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice
from the Website content; and
6.3.6 Copy, store, or otherwise incorporate Website content or
intellectual property into any other web site, electronic
retrieval system, publication or other work.
7. YOUR PUBLICATION OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT:
If You or any media or publication need, for any reason whatsoever, to include
any references, links, or content of the Website on Your and/or on any third
party website, publication or media, You need to obtain the prior permission to
do so from Gazzaoui Group by corresponding in writing with
email@example.com. Gazzaoui Group reserves the right to deny such
permission, or to withdraw such permission from You and/or any third party at
any time without needing to justify its decision and without being liable to
anybody including public entities, of any claim and/or responsibility
You further agree not to, and/or allow to, frame or otherwise control the
browser window (if any) in which the Website content opens, including limiting
the size or position of such window. You agree not to associate any Website
content with any content that might harm the reputation of Gazzaoui Group, its
affiliated sites, authors, employees, contributors or partners etc…. You agree
not to use Website content on any site that displays pornographic material,
exploits children, provides instruction on or promotes illegal activities, or is
in any way misleading, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or invasive of personal
In the event of any uncertainty in this regard, you are advised to contact
Gazzaoui Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8.1 The following contains important information on Gazzaoui Group’s
provided by You to Gazzaoui Group in respect of its use of Your Personal
changes on this page.
8.3 Gazzaoui Group endeavors to comply with all Lebanese and where
applicable laws and regulations providing for privacy. As such, Gazzaoui
Group seeks to ensure the quality and accuracy of personal information
in its possession.
8.4 Gazzaoui Group shall not be obliged to ascertain or provide the
identity of the sender of any messages or content.
8.5 Personal Information Collected, Principle of Minimalism and
Purpose of Collection:
Please be assured that the privacy of Gazzaoui Group’s Users is of the
utmost importance to Gazzaoui Group. The Gazzaoui Group Website
collects, processes and stores personal information of its Users subject
to the following principles:
8.5.1 Relevant and minimal personal information of Users is
collected for the purpose of managing User’s communications with
Gazzaoui Group. Users warrant that all personal information
supplied by them with regard to an electronic transaction is
both true and correct. In the event of any aspect of their
personal information changing post submission, it is their
responsibility to immediately notify Gazzaoui Group of the said
changes. Notification must occur via an email sent to
8.5.2 The Users agree to indemnify and hold Gazzaoui Group, its
officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and
members harmless from and against any claims, damages, actions
and liabilities including without limitation, loss of profits,
direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive
damages arising out of Gazzaoui Group’s reliance on the User’s
personal information in fulfilling an online order, should their
personal information contain any errors or inaccuracies.
8.5.3 Relevant and minimal personal information of Users is
collected automatically by Gazzaoui Group and its authorized
technology agents as a result of the Users visits to the
Gazzaoui Group Website and the User expressly consents to the
processing of their information.
8.5.4 The undertakings and consent subject of section 8.5 and
all its subsections.is effective immediately and will endure
until the relationship between the User & Gazzaoui Group has
8.5.5 Gazzaoui Group, it’s agents and service providers may also
automatically log Your “IP address” which is a unique identifier
for the User’s computer and/or other access device. Further and
to the extent necessary, Gazzaoui Group may utilize the User’s
contact information, submitted, for communications with the User
such as marketing or rendering Services requested by the User
from Gazzaoui Group. Such User’s contact information may
include, without limitation: the User’s name, e-mail address,
mobile phone, landline phone details, resume (CV) details.
Gazzaoui Group will not edit, disclose or sell any personal
information to third parties other than required for the
provision of the Services and electro
The Users agree that their submission of their personal
information, including via telephone; post; online
registrations; subscriptions; use of the send to friend facility
or by any other means, indicates their willingness for such
information to be processed as discussed herein. Processing
shall include collection, receipt, recording for marketing and
other purposes, organization, collation, storage, updating or
modification, retrieval, alteration, consultation, use;
dissemination by means of transmission, distribution or making
available in any other form; or merging, linking, as well as
blocking, degradation, erasure or destruction of information.
8.5.6 Users may opt to unsubscribe for newsletters and any other
electronic communication sent from Gazzaoui Group by use of the
“unsubscribe” option provided on each communication received.
8.6 Handling of Your Personal Information:
8.6.1 To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and
ensure the appropriate use of information, Gazzaoui Group has in
place policies and procedures to protect the personal
information Gazzaoui Group collects about the User.
- 8.6.2 Users acknowledge that records relating to the provision
of Services and personal information may be required to be
retained in terms of law, operational purposes and for
evidential reasons by Gazzaoui Group. Users expressly agree to
such processing, retention and necessary access to such records.
- 8.6.3 Further, and to the extent necessary, Gazzaoui Group may
utilize the contact information to provide the User with
information requested by the User in relation to events,
services and/or products offered by Gazzaoui Group.
- 8.6.4 The Users expressly consent to their contact information
and the contact information of third parties that the User has
submitted being used for communications such as email and sms
marketing and distribution of newsletters to Users or the
relevant third parties. This contact information includes
without limitation: names, email addresses and/or contact
numbers. In providing information relating to third parties, the
Users warrant that they have the right to provide such
information. The Users agree that their submission of their
information indicates their express willingness for their
information to be used as discussed above.
- 8.6.5 Users may revoke their consent given to Gazzaoui Group in
terms of the above at any time. The revocation should be in
writing and addressed to Gazzaoui Group’s Information Officer.
Revoked consent is not retroactive and will not affect
disclosures of User’s information already made.
- 8.6.6 If the User elects to submit content to Gazzaoui Group via
the Website and/or via email, which would include but is not
limited to: feedback on articles and/or experiences, the User
agrees for such information submitted to be published by
Gazzaoui Group with their name and other information provided.
- 8.7 Disclosure of personal information:
Gazzaoui Group may disclose personal information:
- 8.7.1 to comply with the law or with legal processes;
- 8.7.2 protect and defend Gazzaoui Group’s rights, equipment,
facilities, and other property;
- 8.7.3 protect Gazzaoui Group against misuse or unauthorized use
of the Website; and/ or
- 8.7.4 protect other Website Users or third parties affected
negatively by the relevant User’s use of the Website.
9. GAZZAOUI GROUP CONTACTS:
P.O. Box: 11-9709 Beirut
Zip Code: Beirut 2047-1504 - Lebanon