Last updated on: 01 October 2023

Terms & Conditions

The terms and conditions when
working with us

General use

Use of and access to the House of Shipping website (www.houseofshipping.com) (the “website”) is subject to the terms and conditions below. Unless expressly agreed in writing, House of Shipping does not recognize any conflicting terms or conditions.

Scope

These Terms of Use govern your use of the website, and all Services available throughout the website. Certain areas of the website are restricted to customers or potential customers of House of Shipping Inc. The use of these areas may be subject to additional terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”) posted elsewhere on this website. These Terms of Service govern only the use of particular, specific functions, features, information, and applications. These Terms of Service are displayed on the page where these services are offered. When the Terms of Service apply, you will be clearly notified, and be required to accept these terms before you are permitted to use the related service or feature.

Definitions

“House of Shipping” or “We” means House of Shipping, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

“Website” means the www.houseofshipping.com website and other websites owned and operated by House of Shipping, and the Content, Marks, and Services available on the website.

“Content” means the information, graphics, products, and features that are available on the website.

“Mark” means trademark, trade name, service mark, trade dress, custom graphics, or icons.

“Services” means the software, applications, and other services that are available on the website.

However, the terms “website”, “Marks”, “Content” and “Services” do not include third parties’ websites, trademarks, service marks, trade names, information, graphics, products, features, software, application or other services that are provided by third parties and that are available through a link from the website. The use of these other items is subject to the terms set forth by their respective owners or operators on the third party websites.

Website use and access

By accessing this website and/or any of its subsites, you accept that you may only use the Website for the purposes for which it was created, i.e. for accessing general or specific information regarding House of Shipping and/or its services in accordance with House of Shipping’s Terms of Use as displayed on the Website at the time of use.

You are prohibited from using the Website for any purpose other than the purposes for which it was created (“Prohibited Uses”).

Prohibited Uses include, but are not limited to, the following:

In addition to any other rights it may have under applicable laws, House of Shipping reserves the right in its sole discretion to block your access to this Website permanently or temporarily if you engage in any Prohibited Uses.

In addition, House of Shipping may, at its sole discretion, (a) remove from the Website any material relating to Prohibited Uses, (b) take legal action against you in order to recover any and all damages (including reputational damages and legal and administrative costs) incurred as a result of Prohibited Uses engaged in by you, (c) require you, where applicable, to sign a legal undertaking to cease and desist from Prohibited Uses, (d) forward to criminal prosecution and other public authorities any information it deems relevant for the due enforcement of applicable laws, and/or (e) take any other action it deems appropriate to mitigate its losses and to safeguard the Website against Prohibited Uses both now and in the future.

Compliance With Laws; Restrictions

You agree to use the Website in strict compliance with all applicable laws, rulings and regulations and in a fashion that does not negatively reflect on the goodwill or reputation of House of Shipping. In addition to other restrictions set forth in these Terms of Use, you agree that you will not:

Copyright

All copyright and other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this Website are and will remain the property of House of Shipping. You are permitted to download the website or parts of it only for personal use. Excepted from this are specific instances in which we expressly direct or enable you to make commercial use of the Website (e.g. if we direct you to download specific forms or information). All other commercial uses, including duplication, modification and, in particular, dissemination in return for payment (on-selling), are prohibited.

Links

Where we refer via links or hyperlinks to other websites or web pages, we assume no liability or responsibility for the privacy policies or the content of those pages. The links are provided solely for information or advertising purposes and in no way give rise to any legally binding obligations on the part of House of Shipping.

No liability for erroneous information

While the information provided via the Website is accurate and correct to the best of House of Shipping’s knowledge, it may nevertheless contain errors and inaccuracies. The information is provided “AS IS,” and House of Shipping makes no representations and gives no warranties, express or implied, as to its correctness or completeness. House of Shipping therefore accepts no liability for any errors or omissions in the information provided via the Website or for any consequences arising from the use of the information provided via the Website. Arrangements contrary to or inconsistent with this exclusion of liability are valid only if they are expressly agreed in writing between House of Shipping and yourself or if House of Shipping demonstrates a manifest intention to vouch for the correctness of the information.

Modifications to terms of use

We may revise and update the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time, and will post a notice to this effect on the first page of the website. Your subsequent use of the website after any changes of these Terms will mean that you accept these changes and modifications.

Termination

House of Shipping, in its sole discretion, may block, terminate, or suspend your use of the website at any time and for any or no reason in its sole discretion, even if access and use continues to be allowed to others. Upon such termination or suspension, you must immediately discontinue use of the website, and destroy any copy you have made of any portion of the website. Accessing the website after such termination, suspension, or discontinuation shall constitute an act of trespass. House of Shipping shall not be liable to you or any third party for such suspension or termination.

Disclaimer

The Content and Services are intended for informational purposes only. Although we exercise reasonable efforts to ensure their quality and accuracy, there might be errors, or the information provided may not be complete, current, or applicable to your particular situation. You should not take any action based on the information in this website. The Content and Services are provided without any warranties or representations to their quality, accuracy, completeness, or timeliness. House of Shipping assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content or Services. House of Shipping makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from this website, but cannot ensure that the website is at all times free from viruses or other destructive software. Please take appropriate safeguards before downloading information from this website. House of Shipping assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages caused by computer viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property, resulting from use of the website, or downloading of anything from the website.

Disclaimer of warranties

The Website is provided “as is.” House of Shipping, its licensors, and its suppliers, disclaim all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of third parties’ rights. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranty. Therefore, the limitations and exclusions in this section may not apply to you. If you are dealing as a consumer, your statutory rights that cannot be waived, if any, are not affected by these provisions. You agree and acknowledge that the limitations and exclusions of liability and warranty provided in these Terms of Use are fair and reasonable.

Limitation of damages

Use of this website is at your sole risk. In no event will House of Shipping be liable to you or any person or entity claiming through you, for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential damages or other damages arising out of, or resulting from, the use of, or inability to use this website, including, without limitation, lost profits, lost revenues, or damages resulting from lost programs or data, business interruption, or otherwise, whether such liability is based on contract, warranty, tort, or other theory, and whether or not House of Shipping has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Limitation of liability

If, notwithstanding the foregoing, House of Shipping is found responsible to you, or anyone claiming through you, for any damages, its liability shall be limited to $100 in the aggregate.

Indemnification

You hereby release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless House of Shipping and its officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all claims, demands, causes of actions, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of your use of the website.

Applicable law/place of jurisdiction

Your use of the Website is governed by the laws of the United Arab Emirates exclusively. Exclusive jurisdiction to hear all disputes between you and House of Shipping arising in relation to or under these Terms of Use or in relation to or under any agreement concluded under these Terms of Use rests with the competent courts of territorial jurisdiction in the United Arab Emirates.

(As of: October 2023)