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Terms and Conditions

Your access to, and use of, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development website (the "Site") is subject to the following terms and conditions, as well as the laws of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and applicable local laws of the United Arab Emirates. Your access to the Site is in consideration for your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of Use, whether or not you are a registered user. By accessing, browsing, and using the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions of Use.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development “ADDEDmaintains the right to modify these Terms and Conditions of Use and may do so by posting notice of such modifications on this page. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise stated. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance of such modification. You should periodically visit this page to review the existing 'Terms and Conditions of Use'.


You agree to access and use the Site only for lawful purposes. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to your use of the Site. By accessing the Site, you agree that you will not:

  • Use the Site to commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to engage in any conduct, which would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability.
  • Post or transmit any discriminatory, libelous, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise unlawful content.
  • Use the Site to impersonate other parties or entities.
  • Use the Site to upload any content that contains malicious software or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of the Site or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses the Site.
  • Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship. 
  • Alter damage or delete any content posted on the Site. 
  • Disrupt the normal flow of communication or data transfer through, from or to the Site, in any way. 
  • Claim a relationship with or represent any business, association or other organization with which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship.
  • Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation. 
  • Post any material that infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of another.
  • Collect or store personal information about others.
  • Misuse the Site to gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access or entry into any systems or equipment.


Certain portions of the Site are, or maybe, limited to registered users and/or allow a user to request support or services online by entering personal information. You agree that any information provided to us in these areas will be complete and accurate, that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the Site under the name of, another person, and that you will not adopt a username that the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.

Termination of Use

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to and use of this Site without notice and for any reason, including violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use or other conduct which the ADDED, in its sole discretion, believes is unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of termination, you will no longer be authorized to access the Site, and ADDED will use any means possible or necessary to enforce this termination.

Links to Other Websites

Some links on the Site lead to websites that are not operated by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development. The Department is not responsible for these websites, nor does it review or control their content. The Department provides these links to users for convenience only. These links are not an endorsement of products, services, or information and do not imply an association between ADDED and the operators of the linked website. When you select a link to an outside website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of the owner/sponsors of that outside website.


Unless otherwise stated, you may download, store and/or use the Site material for your own personal use and/or research purposes only. You may not, however, republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make the material available to any other party or make the same available on any website, on-line service or bulletin board of your own or of any other party or make the same available in hard copy or on any other media or commercially exploit such material in any manner without the Department of Economic Development express prior written consent. No right, title or interest in any material is transferred to you, whether as a result of downloading, storing or use of such material or otherwise by you. Nothing on this Site constitutes, or is intended to, constitute advice of any kind.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development reserves the right to monitor any content that you provide, but shall not be obligated to do so. Although it cannot monitor all postings or information entered into the Site, the Department reserves the right (but assumes no obligation) to delete, move or edit any postings that violate these Terms and Conditions of Use. United Arab Emirates and foreign copyright laws and international conventions protect the contents of the Site. You agree to abide by all copyright notices posted on the Site.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold ADDED indemnified from and against any claims, actions, damages, losses, liabilities, costs (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis), expenses or payments whatsoever, which ADDED suffers, incurs, or is liable for, whether or not contemplated by the parties, arising out of claims resulting from your use of the ADDED website. Including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that, if true, would constitute a breach by you of these terms and conditions. You agree to cooperate fully in the defense of any such claim. ADDED reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter, otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You must not settle any matter without the prior written consent of ADDED.

Disclaimer of Warranty

You expressly understand and agree that your use of, and access to, the Site or any material available through this Site is at your own risk. Neither the Department of Economic Development nor its employees warrant that the Site or its content, including downloadable content, will be uninterrupted, problem-free, omission-free or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site. The content and function of the Site are provided to you "as is," without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use or currency.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will the Department of Economic Development or its employees be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site, including without limitation loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any other damages.

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