WHO ARE WE?

This website, is accessible via your computer or your portable hand-held device (“Website”). The Website and our mobile app (“App”) (together, the “Sites”) are managed by BNC PUBLISHING FZ LLC (“BNC”, “us”, “we” or “our”). Our company is registered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with license number 92051 and our registered office is at Building 10, Floor 2, Premise No.: 234 Dubai Media City, Dubai, U.A.E.

Any references to “you” and “your” means you as the user of the Sites.

THE TERMS

We encourage you to read these terms, they contain important information which govern:

  • your use of the Sites;
  • your use of the services and/or products/services offered through the Sites;
  • your rights to link to the Sites; and
  • information about how we use and protect your information.

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact [email protected].   

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Specific terms and conditions may apply to the different products, services and/or digital content that is offered or made available on the Sites.

If this is the case, you agree to comply with these additional terms.  If there is a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, the relevant specific terms will take precedence.

ORDER ACCEPTANCE

Accepting your orders: Our acceptance of your order will take place when we notify you of our acceptance (e.g. by email or mobile messaging or call or once the payment has been processed). If we cannot or are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this in writing or through a call and you will not be charged or the payment will be returned back to you.

Payment: By placing an order, you authorize us or our third-party payment processer to process your credit/debit card details for the amount of your order. We accept payment by,

  • credit/debit card;
  • via your wallet; or
  • cash on delivery

In order to authorize credit/debit card payments, we may be required to create an account for you with our third-party payment processors, including accepting their standard terms and conditions and submitting your details to them on your behalf. You hereby authorize us to do so and we shall not be liable to you for any damage or loss you may incur as a result.

We may remove or add cards or other payment methods that we accept at any time without prior notice to you.

Cancelling Orders: Depending on the nature of the product/service you are purchasing, you may cancel your order. Canceled orders need to be approved by BNC; if approved, the funds can be transferred back in full or in cases if there are deductibles, they will be calculated and the balance will be paid back. The request for canceling an order should be communicated via email. The funds may remain with BNC, if the client requests it and can be used for other services with the client’s approval.

Our Cancellation: We may cancel your order(s) if:

  • you do not make the payment to us when it is due; or
  • you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information or documents or files that are necessary for us to provide the products or services; or
  • you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the products or services to you.

Multiple Orders: We reserve the right to reject any orders, at our sole discretion. If we detect bulk purchasing or multiple units of similar products or services being purchased, we may reject the order.

Canceled or rejected orders will be revised on a case by case basis and the refund policy is based on BNC’s approval.

SALES ORDERS

By signing BNC’s Sales Order or places an order on BNC website, which references these Terms & Conditions, you accept that these Terms & Conditions remain in force regardless of any other terms and conditions that may govern each sale/purchase, and that these Terms & Conditions shall prevail if contradicted.

All advertisement or sales orders are subject to acceptance by BNC. This however does not need to be communicated at all times.

BNC may decline to publish an advertisement or accept a sales order at its sole discretion.

BNC shall invoice the client on publication/website/service of the sales order and the client shall pay BNC within 30 days of the date of invoice unless prepayment or other terms are agreed.

Positioning of advertisements is at the sole discretion of BNC except where a specific position has been agreed in writing by BNC and the appropriate special position rate has been charged.

Advertisement rates may be discounted for clients booking multiple insertions. If part cancellation is made of a multiple booking, the rate payable for the remaining insertions will be increased to the rate applicable for the actual number of insertions made.

Providing complete and approved advertising artwork is the responsibility of the client unless there is an agreement in writing for BNC to create or amend artwork. A charge may be made for any design or production work required if complete material is not supplied.

Artwork must be received 20 days prior to publication date. If artwork is not supplied, the client will still be charged the full rate for the booked insertion.

Cancellations Cover Positions: Premium cover positions (Inside Front Cover, Outside Back Cover and Reverse Gatefold covers) due to their nature are sold on annual contracts and thus once booked may not be cancelled.

Cancellations Other: Cancellation requests must be received by email to the respective representative at BNC within 30 days prior to publication, otherwise full payment for the space booked is due. Cancellations are not valid if the campaign the subject of the cancellation subsequently appears in other media. If advertising is booked less than 30 days before publication, cancellations must be made in writing, within 48 hours of the date of the booking order and 48 hours prior to the publication press day, otherwise full payment is due.

Agency Commission: Advertising agency commission of 10% will be allowed to agencies providing material to the specifications above and who accept liability as principals.
BNC’s liability to the advertiser/client/agency shall be limited to the amount of BNC’s invoice for the advertisement booking for any action or claim brought howsoever caused.

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION, PAYMENTS AND CHARGES

In order to make the most of some of the features on the Sites, in particular when you set up a membership account or subscribe to certain services, you may be required to make a payment or a recurring payment (“Premium Subscription”). Specific terms and conditions may apply to you Premium

Subscription which we will notify you of from time to time. We will make any charges clear to you. If there is a conflict between these Terms and the additional Premium Subscription terms, the relevant specific Premium Subscription terms will take precedence.

USER GENERATED CONTENT AND PROHIBITED CONTENT

When using the Sites and/or services you may be given an opportunity to interact with us and submit, add, post, publish, and/or upload content (including comments and pictures) (“Content”). In posting your Content, you confirm to us that you are the owner or have consent from the owner to post the Content and that the Content does not defame any person, company or business or violate the privacy rights, copyright and other intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

Any Content you input or upload to our Sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting or uploading Content to our Sites, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual, royalty free worldwide license to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such Content for any purpose and you also irrevocably waive the benefit of any moral rights you may have in any such Content material. If you believe that your rights have been infringed in relation to your Content, please contact [email protected].

To the extent that you are able to submit, add, post, publish, and/or upload Content or other materials on the Sites, you agree not to include any of following kinds of content which is illegal or prohibited on the Sites (“Prohibited Content”). This includes content that:

  • is protected by copyright, or other intellectual property rights, or derivate works thereof, and you have not obtained the permission of the copyright holder;
  • is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or could be harmful to minors;
  • is obscene, vulgar, offensive or makes libellous or defamatory comments about others or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libellous;
  • harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
  • involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters”, or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”;
  • promotes information that you know is false, misleading;
  • promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files or any sort of pirated intellectual property;
  • contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  • constitute or encourage conduct that would be a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • prejudice pending or on-going criminal or civil court proceedings;
  • displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind or provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
  • provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
  • solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; or
  • engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.

If we identify that you have uploaded Prohibited Content to the Sites, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to:

  • edit or remove the Prohibited Content you have uploaded; and/or
  • suspend, or discontinue your ability to add content to the Sites; and/or
  • block you from using and/or accessing the Sites; and/or
  • terminate your membership account (if applicable).

The Sites may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Sites. This information has not been verified or approved by us. We do not endorse any user generated content and the views expressed by other users on our Sites do not represent our views or values. We do not guarantee the accuracy or authority of any user generated content.

If you fail to comply with our acceptable use and content standards, as set out in paragraphs , we may: withdraw your right to use our Sites; remove any posting or material uploaded by you to our Sites; issue a warning to you; issue legal action against you; disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary; and/or any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Sites may contain links to websites operated by parties other than BNC (“Third Party Website”). When you activate one of them, you will leave the Sites. When you use a link to go to a Third Party Website, your browsing and interaction on the Third Party Website is subject to the Third Party Websites own rules and policies. The inclusion of links to Third Party Websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their operators.

BNC has no control over, and will accept no responsibility for or liability in respect of, material on any website that is not under its control. This includes, but is not limited to any Promotions.

GENERAL

BNC and its respective controlled entities and affiliates may benefit from and shall be entitled to enforce these Terms and Conditions.

Unless otherwise specified, the Sites are directed solely at those who access them from the United Arab Emirates. Those who choose to access the Sites from locations outside of the United Arab Emirates are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Enforcement of these Terms is solely at our discretion, and just because we may not enforce them in some circumstances does not mean that we have lost the right to enforce in future.

If any provisions of the disclaimers and exclusions in these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and BNC as to your use of the Sites and shall supersede any prior agreement or representation in respect thereof.

The express provisions of these Terms are in place of all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings and obligations implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise, all of which are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of United Arab Emirates and any disputes will be decided only by the United Arab Emirates courts.