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1. Terms

By accessing the website at https://quecst.qcri.org (later referred to as “Quecst Website”), you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.


2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Quecst Website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

● modify or copy the materials;

● use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

● attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Quecst Website;

● remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

● transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.


3. Disclaimer

The materials on Quecst Website are provided on an 'as is' basis. Qatar Computing Research Institute makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Qatar Computing Research Institute does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.


4. Limitations

In no event shall Qatar Computing Research Institute or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Quecst Website, even if Qatar Computing Research Institute or a Qatar Computing Research Institute authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.


5. Accuracy of materials

The materials appearing on Quecst Website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Qatar Computing Research Institute does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Qatar Computing Research Institute may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However, Qatar Computing Research Institute does not make any commitment to update the materials.


6. Links and third parties

Qatar Computing Research Institute has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Qatar Computing Research Institute of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as providers of analytics services, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.


7. Modifications

Qatar Computing Research Institute may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.


8. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Qatar and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that location.


9. Privacy Policy

It is Qatar Computing Research Institute's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information. We have outlined our privacy policy below.

We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned. We will collect and use personal information solely for fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other ancillary purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

We will protect personal information by using reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

Quecst Website follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

In addition to log files, Quecst Website uses cookies to store information on visitors’ use of the website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your web browser that allows Quecst Website or a third party to recognize you. Cookies might be used for the following purposes: (1) to enable certain functions; (2) to provide analytics; (3) to store your preferences; and (4) to enable ad delivery and behavioral advertising.


10. Transfer of information

If Quecst Website is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to provide services to you.

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.


11. Age of consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


12. Contact information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact bjansen@hbku.edu.qa or by mail at Bernard J. Jansen, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Education City, Ar-Rayyan, Doha, RA, , Qatar. We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.