Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

1- Introduction:
Welcome to our website (www.oma.om). If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern The Omani Medical Association’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.
The term ‘The Omani Medical Association’ or ‘Oman Medical Association’ or ‘OMA’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered through Ministry of social affairs, labour and vocational training. The proclamation of this association was based on the civil association law issued in the Royal Decree 14\2000 and its amendments, the ministerial decision No 149\2000 of adding a new field to the civil associations fields, the ministerial decision No 150\2000 of the civil association establishment system and in accordance with the public interests.
The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.
The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:
• The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
• This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, some personal information may be stored by us for use by third parties.
• Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
• Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
• This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the logo, design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
• All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
• Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
• From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
• Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Sultanate of Oman.

2- Copyright:
2.1- Copyright ©2017 Oman Medical Association.
2.2- Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
a- We, together with our licensor, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
b- All the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.

3- License to use website:
3.1- You may:
a- View pages from our website in a web browser;
b- download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;
c- print pages from our website;
d- stream audio and video files from our website; and
e- use our website services by means of a web browser,
subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
3.2- Except for expressly permitted by section 3.1 or other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.
3.3- You may only use our website for your own personal and career purpose, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.
3.4- Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.
3.5- Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
a- Republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
b- sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
c- show any material from our website in public;
d- exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
e- redistribute material from our website.
3.6- Not withstanding section 3.5, you may redistribute our newsletter in print and electronic form to any person.
3.7- We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

4- Acceptable use:
4.1- You must not:
a- Use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
b- Use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
c- Use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
d- Conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent;
e- Access to otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;
f- Violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website; or
g- Use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing, digital marketing and direct mailing).
4.2- You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities.
4.3- You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

5- Use on behalf of organization:
If you use our website or expressly agree to these terms and conditions in the course of a business or other organizational project, then by so doing you bind both:
a- Yourself; and
b- The person, company or other legal entity that operates that business or organizational project,
to these terms and conditions, and in these circumstances references to (you) in these terms and conditions are to both the individual user and the relevant person, company or legal entity unless specified by our association.

6- Registration and membership:
6.1- The registration to our website and be a member of Oman Medical Association, is granted to anyone who fits following conditions:
a- Active members;
– Must be Omani citizen.
– Must have an academic qualification in medical science recognized by specialized authorities in Oman.
– Must be a good conduct.
– To undertake in writing to respect the Omani laws and the association’s principles and ethics.
b- Associated members; for those who are non-Omani buy hold an academic medical qualification approved by authorities in the Sultanate. Those members will have all the duties and rights as active members except the right to vote, elect or to be nominated.
c- Honorary members; the board of director have the right to grant the honorary members to any person who provide a great service to the nation, the medical service, or the association. The ministry should be notified before granting the membership and the member will be exempted from the membership regular procedures and the fees.
6.2- You may register for a membership with our website and association by submitting the registration form on our website in membership field, which then will be verified by us if you are eligible and agreed to terms and conditions.
6.3- You must not allow any other person to use your account to access the website.
6.4- You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account.
6.5- You must not use any other person’s account to access this website unless that person’s express permission to do so.

7- User login details:
7.1- If you register for an account with our website, we will provide you with a user ID and password.
7.2- Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in section 12; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
7.3- You must keep your password confidential.
7.4- You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
7.5- You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.

8- Cancellation and suspension of an account:
8.1- We may:
a- Suspend your account;
b- Cancel your account; and/or
c- Edit your account details,
at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation, providing that if we cancel any services you have paid for and you have not breached these terms and conditions, we will refund to you a pro rata amount of your payment, such amount to be calculated by us using any reasonable methodology.
8.2- You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website or contact the administrator. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel your account in accordance with this section 8.2.

9- Subscriptions:
9.1- To become a subscriber to our website and the association services, you must pay the applicable subscription fees while registering through registration form. We will send you an acknowledgment of your order. If your request is accepted, we will send you a confirmation through email, at which point the contract between us for delivering the services shall come into force till the end of that year of subscription regardless the month registered in.
9.2- You will have the opportunity to identify and correct input errors prior to making your request by verifying the details provided through the registration form and if you are eligible for this membership.
9.3- For so long as your account and subscription remain active in accordance with these terms and conditions, you will benefit from the features specified on our website in relation to your subscription type.
9.4- At the end of any period of subscription for which you have paid which is always need activation at the beginning of each year, and subject to the other provision these terms and condition, your subscription will be deactivated until you renew and you must pay to us the applicable subscription fees, unless you cancel the subscription using the cancellation facility on our website or contacting the administration of the association before the date of the renewal or your membership will be automatically cancelled, unless you renew the subscription and pay the applicable subscription fees.

10- Fees:
10.1- The fees in respect of our website services like subscribing to the association and societies under the association will be as set out on the website from time to time.
10.2- All amounts stated in these terms and conditions or on our website are not inclusive of VAT.
10.3- You must pay to us the fees in respect of our website services in advance, in cleared funds, in accordance with any instructions on our website.
10.4- We may vary fees from time to time by posting new fees on our website, but that will not affect fees for services that have been previously paid.
10.5- If you dispute any payment made to us, you must contact us immediately and provide full details of your claim.
10.6- If you make an unjustified credit card, debit card or other charge-back then you will be liable to pay us, within 7 days following the date of our written request;
a- An amount equal to the amount of the charge-back,
b- all third party expenses incurred by us in relation to the charge-back including charges made by our or your bank of payment processor or card issuer;
c- An administration fee of 10 OMR; and
d- All our reasonable costs, losses and expenses incurred in recovering the amounts referred to in this section 10.6 (including without limitation legal fees and debt collection fees).
And for the avoidance of doubt, if you fail to recognize or fail to remember the source of an entry on your card statement or other financial statement, and make a charge-back as a result, this will constitute an unjustified charge-back for the purposes of this section 10.6.
10.7- If you owe us any amount under or relating to these terms and conditions, we may suspend or withdraw the provision of services to you.
10.8- We may at any time set of any amount that you owe to us against any amount that we owe to you, by sending you written notice of the set-off.

11- Your content: license
11.1- In these terms and conditions, your content means all works and materials including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via our website.
11.2- You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content on and in relation to this website and any successor website or reproduce, store and, with your specific consent, publish your content on and in relation to this website.
11.3- You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under section 11.2.
11.4- You grant to us the rights to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under section 11.2.
11.5- You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waive to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

(Last revised on November 2017)

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